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Inner line permit row: What Manipuris want

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Even as Manipuri students in the national capital took out a protest march on Monday in support of the demand for an inner line permit system (ILPS) back home in Manipur, the process to frame a bill to regulate entry of outsiders into the northeastern state has entered a crucial phase. As raging protests continue over the demand, the state's Congress government ...

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What the war wrought: India's Second World War experience

Title: The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War; Author: Yasmin Khan; Publisher: Vintage/Random House India; Pages:433; Price:Rs.699 Moving to London in 1936, Anand Swaroop Mohan, my mother's maternal uncle, joined the Royal Air Force on World War II's outbreak and fought in the Battle of Britain. Her father, Rewati Raman Bakshi, an Edinburgh-qualified doctor, serve...

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Centre to focus on northeast's roads in big way: Minister

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In a bid to address the issue of poor connectivity in India's northeast, the central government is planning to focus on the road sector in the region in a big way, Minister of State for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said on Friday. Singh said this when a delegation of Manipur-based Socio-Economic Development Organisation (SEDO) called...

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Story of Manipuri python at National Museum

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Poubi Lai - The Story of a Giant Python, a single object exhibition based on a Manipuri folklore was inaugurated at the National Museum here on Tuesday. Mounted by Bhopal's Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) in collaboration with the National Museum, the exhibition will find depiction in the national capital for the next 42 days, as the pioneering sculptur...

17 days ago
Violence continues in Manipur despite curfew

Imphal, July 10 (IANS) Violence continued in Manipur on Friday despite indefinite curfew imposed by the authorities to tackle protests which broke out after a student was killed by police on Wednesday during a march demanding a stringent law to check the influx of immigrants. Violating the curfew, people in some parts of the town took to the streets and put up blockades to stop movement ...

19 days ago
Student killed, several hurt in Manipur violence

Imphal, July 8 (IANS) A class XI student was killed and several others were injured in Manipur on Wednesday in violent clashes that erupted after police opened fire at protestors demanding a stringent law to check the influx of immigrants. The state government imposed indefinite curfew in Imphal East and West. Sapam Robinhood, a student from Ananda Singh Academy Higher Secondary ...

27 days ago
Centre wants social security for more northeast people

Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) The central government wants social security schemes like EPF and ESIC to cover more and more people in the northeastern region, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here on Tuesday. Dattatreya said this to the media after holding a regional conference of all the labour ministers of the northeastern states in Guwahati. While scheme...

28 days ago
NSCN-K militant involved in Manipur ambush arrested

Guwahati/New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The NIA on Monday said it has arrested a self-styled regional commander of Naga militant outfit NSCN-K who masterminded the June 4 ambush on an Indian Army convoy in Manipur. According to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Khumlo Abi Anal of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) was arrested from Chandel district of Manipur....

1 month ago
NHRC to Manipur government: Pay Rs.5 lakh to youth shot dead

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Manipur government to pay Rs.5 lakh as compensation to the family of a man killed in a police shootout in 2009, an official statement said on Friday. Sorokhiabam Jibon Singh, was shot dead in Imphal in July, 2009. The Manipur Police claimed that Singh was a member of banned Kangleipak Communist Party-Mili...

1 month ago
Violence won't be allowed to hamper northeast's development: Centre

Imphal, June 11 (IANS) Violence will not be allowed to hamper the government's mission to develop the northeast region, union minister Jitendra Singh said here in Manipur on Thursday, days after 18 soldiers were killed in a militant ambush in the state. The minister for the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said he was here to restore confidence among the people of the region.<...

1 month ago
Last rites of six soldiers killed in Manipur held in Jammu

Jammu, June 7 (IANS) The mortal remains of six soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir, killed in a Manipur militant ambush last week, were cremated with full military and state honours here on Sunday, defence officials said. A defence spokesman told IANS that the bodies of seven soldiers reached Jammu from Imphal in a special Indian Air Force aircraft. Six of them -- Naib Subedar Ram Si...

1 month ago
'Myanmar key to curbing northeast border insurgency'

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) As the Indian Army launched a massive combing operation in Manipur's border areas post the ambush that killed 18 soldiers, strategic experts said India needs to coordinate with Myanmar if the terrorist bases in that country have to be destroyed. The attack, the biggest in more than three decades, has been seen as a major intelligence failure and the advanced natu...

1 month ago
Bureaucrats misuse funds for counter-insurgency: Irom Sharmila

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Manipur human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Saturday alleged that bureaucrats in the northeastern states were misutilising the money sent by the central government for counter-insurgency operations. Sharmila, 43, said this to IANS after a hearing at Patiala House courts. She is under judicial custody after being re-arrested on January 24, a day after she was r...

1 month ago
Army hunts for Manipur killers, army chief reviews situation

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) The army on Friday stepped up its hunt in Manipur for militants who massacred 18 soldiers, as army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh visited Imphal to take stock of the situation. President Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, condemned the attack and said it must be put down with a firm hand. In Manipur soldiers fanned out in Chand...

1 month ago
Army hunts for Manipur killers, reviews situation

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) The army on Friday stepped up its hunt in Manipur for militants who massacred 18 soldiers, as the army chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, took stock of the situation. Soldiers fanned out in Chandel district - where the audacious ambush occurred - and other parts of the state bordering Myanmar following the worst attack on the army in 30 years that also injured 11 so...

1 month ago
Indian Army chief visits Imphal

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh, arrived here on Friday, a day after militants ambushed and killed 18 soldiers. Defence ministry spokesman Lt. Col. S. Newton said in Guwahati that the army chief was expected to visit Chandel district where the Dogra Regiment soldiers were killed on Thursday morning. The army, which had launched a combing operation i...

1 month ago
Army chief visits Imphal

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag arrived here on Friday, a day after militants ambushed and killed 18 soldiers. Defence ministry spokesman Lt. Col. S. Newton said in Guwahati that the army chief was expected to visit Chandel district where the Dogra Regiment soldiers were killed on Thursday morning. ...

1 month ago
AirAsia to soon fly from Imphal to Guwahati

Bengaluru, June 5 (IANS) A year after it launched operations in India, AirAsia is set to fly daily from June 25 in the north-east region between Guwahati and Imphal, the low-cost carrier said on Friday. We are offering an inaugural fare of Rs.900 on our website (airasia.com) by June 7 to fly from Guwahati to Imphal or vice-versa between June 25 and May 31, 2016, AirAsia India chief execu...

1 month ago
18 soldiers killed in Manipur ambush; NSCN-K claims responsibility

Imphal/Guwahati/New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) In one of the worst attacks suffered by the Indian Army in a decade, at least 18 soldiers were killed and 11 injured on Thursday when militants ambushed their convoy in Manipur's Chandel district, officials said. Naga rebel outfit NSCN-K claimed responsibility. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Indian Army chief Gene...

1 month ago
NSCN-K claims responsibility for Manipur attack

Imphal, June 4 (IANS) The NSCN-K insurgent outfit claimed responsibility for Thursday's ambush on an Indian Army convoy in Manipur in which at least 18 soldiers were killed. In a statement issued to the media on Thursday evening, the NSCN-K said: An elite strike unit of Naga Army, Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) carried out the ambush today (Thursd...

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