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Two Manipur policemen suspended for using excessive force

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that two policemen have been suspended for using excessive force on students who had tried to storm the BJP office here on Monday. Biren Singh visited Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur General Secretary Sital Oinam on Thursday who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital. I was shocked to see...

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Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur's Chandel district, police said. Chandel Superintendent of Police Angam Kameie said the injured trooper, Appu Barma, was flown to a military hospital in Imphal West district. Barma suffered shrapnel injuries. The...

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Help end Manipur varsity impasse: Student leaders urge Governor

Imphal, July 17 (IANS) Student leaders on Tuesday urged Governor Najma Heptulla to intervene to help end the Manipur University impasse even as many student bodies extended support to a 48-hour general strike called by Manipur University Students Union from midnight. A delegation of students, led by Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) President Salam Akash, submitted a memora...

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Students injured in police crackdown in Imphal

Imphal, July 16 (IANS) Student leader Chetan Oinam sustained three fractures on Monday when a truck hit him, apparently after police pushed him out of the BJP office here. Oinam is General Secretary of the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), whose activists said he was one of the students who was treated roughly by the police. As Oinam fell on the road, a passing wat...

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Tripura urges ministry to persuade SpiceJet to continue operations to Agartala

Agartala, July 14 (IANS) After Jet Airways, budget airline SpeiceJet has decided to suspend operations to Tripura capital Agartala from September 1, prompting the Chief Minister to seek intervention of the Union Civil Aviation Minister, an official said here on Saturday. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday to intervene to ha...

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Base year for identifying migrants in Manipur likely to be 1951

Imphal, July 13 (IANS) The base year for identifying migrants in the Inner Line Permit Bill that the BJP led government is introducing in the monsoon session of the state assembly is likely to be 1951. The draft bill tabled by chief minister N. Biren Singh had mentioned the base year as 1972. However, stakeholders, including two Congress MLAs, R.K. Anand and N. Bijoy, had insisted on 195...

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Manipur University VC gets extortion notice

Imphal, July 12 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that A.P. Pandey, the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, has got a notice from an underground outfit to cough up Rs 3 crore. Biren Singh said that this had added to the problems to the ongoing agitation since the Vice Chancellor had lodged complaints with the Centre saying that the ouster campaign against h...

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11 feared killed in Manipur landslides, flooded river

Imphal, July 11 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including six children, were feared dead in landslides as well as a swollen river in Manipur, State Disaster Management Authority Vice Chairman Adim Panmei said on Wednesday. He said that at least seven persons, including three girls and two boys, were killed when three landslides hit a village in Tamenglong district on Wednesday morning. <...

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9 killed in Manipur landslide

Imphal, July 11 (IANS) At least nine persons, including five children, died after a landslide hit Manipur's Tamenglong district early on Wednesday. Among the victims were three girls and two boys, while two more children have gone missing, Adim Panmei, Chairman of State Disaster Management said. Panmei and his team along with the police and fire fighters are searching for the tw...

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Congress demands settlement of border dispute with Myanmar

Imphal, July 9 (IANS) The Congress is against fencing the India-Myanmar border before a final settlement is brought about, former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Monday. Village elders in Kwatha Khunnou have said that the border pillar No. 81 had been shifted within Manipur encroaching over three kilometres of land. Tengnoupal District Collector A. Tombikanta als...

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Bengaluru FC re-sign former goalkeeper Poirei

Bengaluru, July 9 (IANS) Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of former goalkeeper Soram Anganba Poirei who was part of the squad during the 2013-15 seasons, the club announced on Monday. Though he is only 25-year old, Poirei brings in vast experience having been a part of the domestic circuit for nine years. It feels great to be back at the club where I made some amazing memo...

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NIA takes over Manipur arms seizure case

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the arrest of two Manipur residents for carrying arms and ammunition, the agency said on Wednesday. The agency re-registered the case under the Arms Act on July 1 in compliance with a Union Home Ministry order. The case was originally registered on May 22 at Ukhrul Police Station in Ma...

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Two Assamese held for cannibalism in Manipur

Imphal, July 4 (IANS) Two persons hailing from Assam are in Manipur Police custody after they admitted to cannibalising children in Senapati district. The accused were detected by the villagers in Saikul after the entire area went on a high alert following the disappearance of some children over the last few days. Late on Tuesday, the villagers first thrashed the two men and late...

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Muslims are our brothers: Manipur CM

Imphal, July 3 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Tuesday that Muslims in Manipur were born by Manipuri mothers and we are blood relations. Referring to the 48-hour general strike and other forms of protests against the demolition of several houses and a school building at Khetri Begoon on Monday, Biren Singh said that the razing shall continue. There is no communalism...

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Manipur terror funding case: NIA recovers Rs 40 lakh

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The NIA has recovered over Rs 40 lakh cash, scrapped currency and gold in a raid conducted at the residence of a former director of an Imphal-based medical institute as part of a year-old terror funding probe into a banned outfit in Manipur, an official said on Tuesday. The anti-terror agency conducted searches at the residence of Shyamo Singh, former director of...

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Over 80 houses razed in Manipur's forest area

Imphal, July 2 (IANS) More than 80 houses belonging to people who had encroached upon Manipur's forest land were razed to the ground early on Monday by the police in Imphal East district. Additional Superintendent of Police M. Kumarjit, who led the demolition drive in the Khetri Begoon area, said the action came following repeated government notices that were ignored by the encroachers.<...

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Amit Shah arrives in Manipur to set tone for 2019 polls

Imphal, June 30 (IANS) As part of the exercise to prepare strategy for the parliamentary elections next year, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in the city. He will hold meetings with the BJP chief ministers of the northeastern states. Shah is also scheduled to hold meetings with the party presidents of states in which the BJP is not in power. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sourc...

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Tripura lynchings: CM warns law-breakers of stern action

Agartala, June 29 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said that the police and civil administration would take stern action against those who take the law into their own hands. His warning came after three people including a vagabond woman and a vendor from Uttar Pradesh were lynched by mobs in different incidents in Tripura on Thursday. Talking to the media ...

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Rijiju to review security measures in Manipur

Imphal, June 29 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju arrived here on Friday for a two-day visit during which he will review the security measures in Manipur and some other northeastern states. Rijiju is scheduled to hold a series of meetings with Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and top ranking police, army and paramilitary officials to review the law and ord...

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Lynching of 3 people in Tripura: CM warns of stern action

Agartala, June 29 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said that the police and civil administration would take stern action against those who take the law into their own hands. The Chief Minister's warning came after three people including a vagabond woman and a vendor from Uttar Pradesh were lynched by mobs in different incidents in Tripura on Thursday. Deb,...

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