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Naga accord will not compromise Manipur's integrity, assures Modi

Imphal, Feb 25 (IANS) Amid rising concerns over the Naga accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Manipur that there is not a single word in the 2015 agreement that would compromise the territory of the northeastern state. He also said a BJP government would accomplish works in 15 months that the Congress took 15 years to do. Speaking at an election meeting at Lanjing Ach...

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Fully support Irom Sharmila: 'Rangoon' actress Lin Laishram

Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Manipuri model-turned-actress Lin Laishram, who features in Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon, says human rights activist Irom Sharmila is a superwoman and she totally supports the 'Iron Lady' in her political career. I support her fully. No matter what she does, I support her full on. She has come a long way. No human has ever done that... she is a superwoman, Mumbai-base...

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Congress ruined Manipur, BJP will bring development in 15 months: Modi

Imphal, Feb 25 (IANS) Slamming the Congress party for ruining Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said if the BJP comes to power in the state it will do in 15 months what the Congress did not in the last 15 years. He also assured there will be no economic blockade in the state. What Congress did not do in the last 15 years, I assure we will do it in 15 months. Where...

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Shutdown called in Manipur ahead of PM's visit

Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) The insurgent groups in Manipur have called for a shutdown in the state on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns here for the upcoming assembly election, a statement said. Late on Thursday night, the Coordinating Committee (Corcom) that constitutes of six insurgent groups, in a communique said that the blockade would start at 6 a.m. on February 25 and...

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Insurgents impose curfew during Modi's visit to Manipur

Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) The apex body of six insurgent groups in Manipur, the Coordinating Committee (Corcom) has imposed a curfew from 6 a.m. on Saturday. Corcom said that the curfew shall remain effective till Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves Imphal after his electioneering. Police said that security measures have been beefed up to ensure that there is no law and order proble...

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Sharmila's PRAJA vows to remove AFSPA, redraft ILP

Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) Irom Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming state assembly elections here on Thursday, promising that it will work for the revocation of AFSPA and will redraft the Inner Line Permit system. Manipur is scheduled to go to polls in two phases on March 4 and 8. Sharmila formed PRAJA last ye...

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Woman, militant killed in Manipur gunfight

Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) A tribal wowman and a suspected militant were killed and the latter's accomplice was wounded in a fierce gunfight in Manipur on Thursday, police sources said. The injured militant, suspected to be a member of a Nagaland-based outfit, was captured while combing operations were on in the area. The sources said 2/5 Gorkha Rifles men came under fire during a se...

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IndiGo to transport life-saving drugs to Manipur

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Tuesday said that it will deliver medical aid, including insulin, vaccines, serum and hormones, on a priority basis to Manipur. According to the low-cost carrier, the initiative will help those affected by an 80-day-old highway blockade imposed by the Union Naga Council (UNC) on NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur) and NH-37 (Imphal-Jiribam) t...

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Manipur Deputy CM escapes militant attack

Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam on Tuesday escaped an attack on his life by a tribal militant outfit in Tamenglong district. The ambush was reported at 10.30 a.m. at Namkalong in Tamenglong district when Gaikhangam was going there to address an election meeting. The police commandos were going as advance party to clear the mountain road of militants.

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Manipur Deputy CM escapes militant attack

Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam on Tuesday escaped an assassination attempt in Tamenglong district when militants attacked his cavalcade. Police suspect a tribal militant outfit to be behind the attack. The ambush was reported at 10.30 a.m. at Namkalong in Tamenglong district where Gaikhangam, also the state Home Minister, was going to address an election m...

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No force can disintegrate Manipur, says Rajnath Singh

Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) Swearing by the territorial integrity of Manipur, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said no force in the world can disintegrate the territory and that the BJP is the only alternative to save the people. Speaking at an election meeting here, Singh deplored that the Congress has been harping on the threat to the territorial integrity of Manipur as a result o...

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Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat

Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila on Thursday filed her nomination papers to contest from Thoubal constituency in the Manipur assembly elections. I am fighting the Chief Minister. I want to become the Chief Minister to repeal the AFSPA. I will work for economic independence and other welfare measures for the people, said Sharmila, who came in international limelight by cont...

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Manipur CM files nomination papers for assembly polls

Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Thursday filed his nomination papers for the upcoming state assembly polls. He said that the Congress party will return with a thumping majority and will form the government for the fourth consecutive term. The ruling Congress shall win absolute majority in the non-Naga areas. There are 10 seats in the constituenc...

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Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur

Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Territorial integrity of the ancient kingdom of Manipur that had merged with India and the recurring economic blockades by tribal groups are the major issues in Manipur where the upcoming assembly polls are witnessing a close battle between the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP. Intriguingly, none of the parties has so far stressed on the important issue of emp...

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Javadekar confident BJP will form ministry in Manipur

Imphal, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that he was confident of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming the next ministry in Manipur after the state assembly elections. He promised the BJP government will send the corrupt elements to prison. Javadekar was speaking at a political party meeting at the residence of Thounaoj...

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Fuel, cooking gas to be airlifted to Manipur

Imphal, Feb 12 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday announced that the Centre will soon airlift fuel and cooking gas for the people who have been facing hard times under an economic blockade since November 1 last year. The United Naga Council (UNC) has imposed an indefinite blockade in protest against the state government's plan to create seven new distr...

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Manipur recommends outlawing United Naga Council

Imphal, Feb 11 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday asked the Centre to outlaw the United Naga Council (UNC). In an hour-long meeting on Saturday morning, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) took the decision to outlaw the UNC. The UNC is charged with imposing indefinite economic blockade since November 1, 2016 causing hardships to the people. The Centre ...

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Aviation regulator reviewed flying licence: AirAsia

Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) Regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had reviewed the Brand Licence Agreement (BLA) of AirAsia India Ltd and submitted its report to the Delhi High Court, said the low-cost airline on Thursday. AirAsia (India) Ltd (AirAsia) would like to share an update with members of the Press about the on-going litigation in the Delhi High Court. Pursuant to t...

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Will continue economic blockade in Manipur: Naga Council

Imphal, Feb 7 (IANS) The United Naga Council, after tripartite talks in New Delhi failed to break the logjam, said on Tuesday it will continue with its indefinite economic blockade of Manipur to protest the creation of seven new districts which affects the local Naga residents. The Nagas have enforced the blockade since November 1, 2016, over the alleged lack of consultations with the st...

17 days ago
Will continue economic blockade in Manipur: Naga Council

Imphal, Feb 7 (IANS) The United Naga Council on Tuesday said it will continue with its indefinite economic blockade in Manipur to protest the creation of seven new districts which affects the local Naga residents. The Nagas have enforced the blockade since November 1, 2016, over the alleged lack of consultations with the stakeholders in Manipur before the decision was taken to crarte se...

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