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Manipur News

Three Manipur rebel outfits sign peace accords

Imphal, Feb 13 (IANS) In a first step towards ushering in peace in insurgency-ravaged Manipur, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed Wednesday between the central and Manipur governments and three secessionist outfits.

One kg RDX bomb defused in Manipur

Imphal, Feb 11 (IANS) A bomb containing one kg RDX was Monday defused in Manipur, an Assam Rifles official said.

Manipur seeks action against Nagaland CM for 'hate speech'

Imphal, Feb 9 (IANS) The Manipur cabinet has decided to approach the Election Commission to initiate action against Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for the "hate speech" he made against his counterpart Okram Ibobi Singh, a minister said here Saturday.

People must back anti-AFSPA movement: Irom Sharmila

Imphal, Feb 8 (IANS) Reiterating her decision to not accept awards till the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is withdrawn, Manipur's "Iron Lady" Irom Sharmila Chanu said people of the state must strengthen the movement against the "inhuman law".

IED detected, defused in Manipur

Imphal, Feb 6 (IANS) Assam Rifles Wednesday recovered a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted by rebels on National Highway-102 connecting Manipur's capital Imphal to Moreh town on border with Myanmar.

Withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act, say activists

Imphal, Feb 6 (IANS) A week-long campaign will be launched across the country Mar 8 to demand revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), an activist said here.

Northeast separatists call for R-Day boycott

Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) A massive security alert was sounded across the northeast Tuesday after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Jan 26 Republic Day celebrations, an official said.

Manipur CM demands protection of state boundaries

Imphal, Jan 18 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has asked the central government to amend Article 3 of the constitution to ensure that the boundaries of Manipur state are not altered in attempts made to resolve the six-decade Naga insurgency problem.

'Not an inch of Manipur's land will be compromised'

Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) The Manipur government Wednesday exuded confidence that the central government will not take any decision against the territorial integrity of the state while resolving the six-decade-old Naga insurgency issue.

All-party delegation from Manipur to meet PM on Naga talks

Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) An all-party delegation from Manipur, led by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday to discuss the ongoing peace talks with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM).

Manipur molestation: NSCN-IM leader's photo released

Imphal, Jan 11 (IANS) Three weeks after a leader of the Naga insurgent outfit NSCN-IM allegedly molested a Manipuri actress, the Manipur government Friday made his photo public.

Manipur celebrates peaceful Christmas

Imphal, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated with great gusto and merriment in Manipur Tuesday as authorities lifted the curfew in the four valley districts of the state.

Manipur announces reward for Naga rebel, curfew lifted

Imphal, Dec 25 (IANS) The Manipur government Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs.5 lakh for information leading to the arrest of a Naga rebel who sexually molested a film actress, even as authorities have lifted curfew in the four valley districts of the state.

Protests continue in Manipur, curfew reimposed

Imphal, Dec 24 (IANS) Protests against the Naga militant outfit NSCN-IM, presently observing a ceasefire, continued in Manipur Monday, even as five policemen were suspended over the firing incident a day earlier at Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai area in Imphal that left a television journalist dead.

Journalist killed in Imphal, curfew re-imposed

Imphal, Dec 23 (IANS) Curfew was re-imposed Sunday in the Manipur capital and around after a journalist was killed in police firing on protestors demanding the arrest of a member of National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) for sexually assaulting a film actress.

Disturbed area status extended in Manipur

Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) The Manipur government has decided to extend the "disturbed area" status to all parts of the state barring the Imphal Municipal areas for one more year, an official said Tuesday.

Major disaster averted in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 3 (IANS) A major disaster was averted Saturday with troopers of the Assam Rifles recovering a powerful bomb containing 3.5 kg of RDX in Manipur's Thoubal district, an official said.

Separatists call shutdown in Manipur, normalcy hit

Imphal, Oct 15 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Monday during an 18-hour general strike called by seven separatist outfits.

Don't know if I can help resolve Naga issue, says Manipur CM to Shinde

Imphal, Oct 17 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had sought his assistance to put to an end to six-decade-long Naga separatist movement, but he did not know if he could help.

Manipur rebels call for strike, government sounds alert

Imphal, Oct 14 (IANS) The central government has sounded a security alert in Manipur about possible terror strikes in view of the general strike seven powerful secessionist outfits have called, an official said Sunday.

Ibobi leaves to meet Shinde on Naga talks

Imphal, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Friday flew to Delhi to meet Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to discuss the peace talks with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).

Bomb-laden vehicle seized in Manipur, disaster averted

Imphal, Oct 19 (IANS) A major disaster was averted with Manipur Police recovering a van packed with powerful explosives and fitted with a remote-control device, a police official said Friday.

Three killed, six hurt in Manipur bomb blast

Imphal, Sep 28 (IANS) Two Assam Rifles troopers and a civilian were killed and six others were seriously wounded Friday in a powerful blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Manipur's Chandel district, a police official said.

Rebels from banned outfits surrender in Manipur

Imphal, Sep 26 (IANS) More than 110 rebels belonging to various outlawed outfits surrendered their arms to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in a ceremony here Wednesday, an official said.

Grenade hurled at Congress MP's house in Manipur, fails to explode

Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) A powerful grenade was hurled at the house of Congress MP Thokchom Meinya here Friday but failed to explode, police said. It was later defused.

Blast near government office in Imphal

Imphal, Sep 13 (IANS) Manipur's outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) Thursday exploded a powerful bomb near the office of India's spy agency here, police said. No one was injured in the blast.

Powerful grenade found in Manipur secretariat

Imphal, Sep 12 (IANS) A powerful grenade was recovered Wednesday from inside the high-security zone of the Manipur secretariat, police said.

Trooper killed, 10 injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, Sep 9 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was killed and 10 other personnel were injured Sunday in a blast in Manipur's Bishenpur district, police said.

Fear in Manipur after outsiders told to quite state

Imphal, Sep 7 (IANS) Fear and panic have gripped people from outside the state who have taken up residence in Manipur, after separatist groups issued "quit notices" to all non-Manipuri people, asking them to leave the northeastern state by Dec 31 or face dire consequences.

Manipur continues to crackdown on illegal immigrants

Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Home Minister G. Gaikhangam Friday said the crackdown to detect illegal Bangladeshi and Myanmarese nationals would continue in the state.

49 illegal immigrants arrested in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Police Friday arrested six more illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and rounded up over 400 suspected immigrants for verifying their nationalities, police said.

CPI wants policy on illegal immigrants

Imphal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday demanded a national policy to detect illegal migration of foreigners into India.

Blast in Imphal, two troopers injured

Imphal, Sep 5 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in a bomb blast triggered Wednesday by suspected militants in the Manipur capital, police said. A security alert has been sounded.

Banned wood found at former legislator's house

Imphal, Sep 4 (IANS) Three truckloads of banned red sanders wood worth Rs.3 crore have been seized from a former Manipur legislator's house, police said Tuesday.

Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Thursday during an 18-hour shutdown called by the joint action committee demanding the release of a businessman abducted by suspected Naga rebels.

Citizens' group opposes sub-panel on Tipaimukh dam

Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) A citizens' group Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur's Tipaimukh power project.

43 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants detained in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Manipur Police Thursday detained 43 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants while over 300 other suspects were rounded up during a combing operation, police said.

Manipur pushes back 60 suspected Bangladeshis

Imphal, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur have pushed back into Assam 60 suspected Bangladeshis, an official said Sunday.

Manipur's women gun survivors weave new beginning

Imphal, Aug 26 (IANS) A hand-woven scarf, or Leiroom, as they call it in Manipur, a cane jewellery box, a painting on Manipuri dance -- the Lei Hao brand is all about handlooms, handicrafts and paintings. Or so one would imagine. Until you hear the story of the maker of each product - that of a woman gun survivor - and realise that it goes far beyond.

Blame illegal immigrants for northeast tensions: Gadkari

Imphal, Aug 24 (IANS) Illegal immigrants were to be blamed for triggering the mass exodus of northeastern people from southern states, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said.

NE states ask governments to ensure safety of their people

Imphal/Aizawl/Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The northeastern states have urged the central government and various state governments to take all possible steps to ensure safety of people from the region living in various parts of the country.

Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured

Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said.

Manipur to give Rs.75 lakh to Mary Kom

Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) The Manipur government has increased the cash reward and other benefits for Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said Wednesday.

MP seeks to protect Manipur's territorial integrity

Imphal, April 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha member from Manipur Dr. Thokchom Meinya has introduced a private member's bill which seeks to protect and preserve the territorial integrity of Manipur for all time to come.

'The Forlorn' opens Manipur's first International film fest

Imphal, April 15 (IANS) 'The Forlorn', a psychological thriller directed by Saptaswa Basu opened the first Imphal International Film Festival at the Rupmahal Theatre in Manipur capital Sunday. The festival will continue for four days.

52 militants surrender in Manipur

Imphal, March 27 (IANS) Fifty-two militants belonging to Manipur-based outfit United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) surrendered at an official function in Imphal Tuesday.

Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur

Imphal, March 25 (IANS) If the recent moves of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh are any indication, the veteran Congressman is on the track to ensure another full five- year term in office.

Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur

Imphal, March 24 (IANS) After leading his party to a landslide victory and silencing the opposition, Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congressman Okram Ibobi Singh has now gotten down to business and initiated steps to quell the opposition within the party.

Ibobi heads for Delhi to meet Congress leadership

Imphal, March 8 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh left for New Delhi Thursday to consult Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders on the formation of the next government in the state.

Naga party says its Manipur result an achievement

Imphal, March 7 (IANS) The Naga Peoples' Front (NPF) clinched four seats in the 60-member Manipur assembly and the party Wednesday termed it an achievement. It also vowed to contest the Arunachal Pradesh and Assam polls on the issue of integrating Naga-dominated areas in the northeast.


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