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Insurgent-called strike affects normal life in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 18 (IANS) An indefinite strike called by the Maoist Communist Party (MCP) demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state affected normal life in Manipur on Saturday. Shops, commercial establishments, government offices were affected. Public transports remained off the road. Many people could not attend a public meeting convened on Saturday by so...

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Don't boycott President's visit, Manipur CM tells militants

Imphal, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday urged a grouping of outlawed groups not to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit to Manipur and other states in the northeast from November 19. The Coordinating Committee (Corcom), an apex body of six outlawed organisations in Manipur, has called for a 26-hour general strike to protest against the President's visit....

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Insurgent killed, two troopers wounded in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 15 (IANS) Two troopers of Assam Rifles were critically wounded and an unidentified insurgent was killed in a gun battle in Manipur's Chandel district on Wednesday, police sources said. The troopers recovered an AK-47 rifle and three bombs from the site. Earlier reports said that the two troopers were killed. A police source said some insurgents who were planting bom...

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Two troopers among 3 killed in Manipur ambush

Imphal, Nov 15 (IANS) Two troopers of the 4 Assam Rifles and another man were killed in a gun-battle between security forces and insurgents in Manipur's Chandel district on Wednesday. Intelligence sources told IANS that the chance confrontation took place at 6 am at a place between Sajik and Tamol villages. The area falls under the Chakpi Karong police station. There was heavy f...

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Four nabbed, gold biscuits worth Rs 4.24 crore seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Four persons hailing from Manipur were arrested and 14 kg of contraband gold biscuits valued at Rs 4.24 crore seized from them on Tuesday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials in West Bengal. A DRI release said DRI officials maintained strict surveillance at the Bandel Railway station and caught the four accused hailing from Manipur as they alighted ...

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Bodies of Assam Rifles troopers flown home

Imphal, Nov 14 (IANS) The bodies of two troopers of Assam Rifles killed in a bomb attack in Manipur were flown to their respective states on Tuesday, officials said. Chief minister N. Biren Singh and senior security officers paid floral tributes to Riflemen Inder Singh and Shohan Lal at a simple function at the Imphal airport. The two men were killed and six others wounded in a m...

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Northeast to get India's first air dispensary: DONER Minister

New Delhi/Guwahati, Nov 13 (IANS) The northeast region will get India's first Air Dispensary, Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh said on Monday. For the air dispensary, which will be based in a helicopter, the government has contributed Rs 25 crore as initial funding. For quite a few months, the DoNER Ministry had been exploring the idea of introd...

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Two troopers die in Manipur blast

Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) Two troopers of 18 Assam Rifles were killed and six others injured in a bomb blast in Manipur's Chandel district near the India-Myanmar border on Monday, sources in the police said. The incident took place at 6 a.m., near the District Collectorate, when suspected insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb on the roadside. Rifleman Indra Singh was killed ...

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Trooper killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) A trooper of 18 Assam Rifles was killed and another critically wounded in a bomb blast in Manipur's Chandel district near the India-Myanmar border on Monday, sources in the police said. The incident took place at 6 a.m., near the District Collectorate, when suspected insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb on the roadside. The troopers, along with arm...

7 days ago
Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports to 23. Doing away with stamping of baggage tags has been extended to four more airports, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sta...

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Manipur CM in Myanmar, says Moreh town will be developed soon

Imphal, Nov 10 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who is visiting Myanmar, said that the northeastern Indian state is the gateway to Southeast Asia and the border town of Moreh would be developed soon. Singh, who is in Yangon, on Friday inaugurated an international conference on India-Myanmar Relations: The Way Forward. He is chief guest of the two-day conference attended by r...

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Japanese team in Manipur to search for WWII soldiers' remains

Imphal, Nov 8 (IANS) A six-member Japanese team arrived here on Wednesday to search for the skeletal remains of its soldiers who were killed during the Battle of Imphal in World War II. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh told IANS that preparations have been made to welcome the visiting team and all facilities will be extended to them. Manipur was one of the important theatres where B...

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Nitish speaks to Manipur CM over attack on Bihari students

Patna, Nov 7 (IANS) Taking serious note of an attack on students at the NIT-Imphal campus, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday spoke to his Manipuri counterpart N. Biren Singh and requested him to ensure the safety and security of students hailing from his state. He also urged Singh to take action against the accused, who had attacked and beaten up the students on Monday at the ...

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Manipur to host International Sangai fest from Nov 21

Imphal, Nov 6 (IANS) Manipur is to host the 10-day Sangai International Festival beginning November 21, that will feature polo and a 21-km half marathon among other activities, with most countries confirming their participation. The event will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. Most of the Southeast Asian countries are expected to participate in the colourful festival. Most of ...

12 days ago
Strike affects normal life in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 5 (IANS) A dawn-to-dusk general strike on Sunday called by an insurgent group has crippled normal life in Manipur. The strike has been called by the Maoist Communist Party, an outlawed underground organisation, demanding the resignation of Karam Shyam, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for alleged corruption. The minister has, however, denied ...

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CBI begins probe into Manipur Congress workers' case

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The CBI has began a probe into the conspiracy hatched to kill certain Congress workers in the run-up to the 2012 Manipur assembly elections, during which one person was shot dead by police, an official said on Friday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed the First Information Report in the case, saying that on a tip-off on January 14, 2012, ...

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Congress creating confusion over Naga talks: Manipur CM

Imphal, Oct 31 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Naga People's Front (NPF) MLA Awangbou Newmai on Tuesday accused the Congress of trying to create confusion among different communities over the Naga peace talks. Opposition leader Okram Ibobi Singh had dared the BJP Chief Minister to comment on reports that the NPF, a coalition partner in the state government, did not take ...

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Will resign if corruption charge proved: Manipur minister

Imphal, Oct 30 (IANS) Manipur Consumer affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Karam Shyam on Monday offered to resign if corruption charges levelled against him by a proscribed insurgent outfit are proved. As an outlawed group charged Shyam with cornering crores of rupees every month at the cost of the poor people and threatened to launch an agitations, the minister dismissed it ...

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Gold bars looted from smugglers in Manipur

Imphal, Oct 30 (IANS) Two unidentified persons have looted 45 gold bars valued at over Rs 2 crore from two smugglers near Jiribam in Manipur, officials said. Official sources on Sunday said the smugglers, who brought the gold bars from Myanmar, were looted at gun point on October 24 near Jiribam, bordering Assam along National Highway 37. Police said efforts were on to nab the l...

19 days ago
Gold bars looted in Manipur

Imphal, Oct 29 (IANS) Police on Sunday said that efforts were on to nab two persons who had looted eight gold bars from a private vehicle near Jiribam, bordering Assam, a few days back. The gold bars valued at over Rs 15 crore were being smuggled out of Manipur by two other persons who did not lodge a complaint with the police. Police belatedly came to know of the heist through ...

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