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Manipur earthquake: Quake measuring 4.1 on Richter Scale hits Ukhrul district

 An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit Ukhrul district in Manipur on Thursday.

Manipur: Re-polling being held in 34 polling stations
Manipur: Re-polling being held in 34 polling stations

Re-polling is being held in 34 polling stations in Manipur that went to polls in the first phase of the two-phased state assembly elections.

Won't spare even kin if guilty of sex racket: Meghalaya Home Minister

Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh on Tuesday said that the law will take its own course if even his own kin was found involved in the sex racket in the guest house owned by his son.

Three injured in police firing; mob attack police station in Meghalaya

Three persons were injured in an alleged police firing triggering a mob to torch a police station and five vehicles at Resubelpara in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills district, police said today.

Indian civilians, BSF using Bangladesh SIM cards: Meghalaya MLA

Residents along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya are using Bangladesh SIM cards for communication, Meghalaya's Opposition Leader Donkupar Roy informed the assembly on Monday.

Manipur polls 2017: Campaign ends for second and final phase
Manipur polls 2017: Campaign ends for second and final phase

The campaign for the second and the final phase of the 60-member Manipur assembly, covering 22 seats including slated for March 8 ended today at 3 PM.

Manipur polls: 84% turnout recorded in first phase, says Election Commission
Manipur polls: 84% turnout recorded in first phase, says Election Commission

A whopping 84 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first-phase of Manipur assembly elections on Saturday, announced Election Commission officials. 

''Iron Lady'' Irom Sharmila confident of winning election
''Iron Lady'' Irom Sharmila confident of winning election

 Casting her vote after 24 years, the Iron Lady of Manipur and PRAJA (Peoples` Resurgence and Justice Alliance) chief, Irom Chanu Sharmila, on Saturday, expressed confidence about winning the Manipur assembly election.

Narendra Modi appeals to vote in Manipur, UP polls
Narendra Modi appeals to vote in Manipur, UP polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the people of Manipur and Uttar Pradesh to vote in the ongoing state assembly polls.

China warns India against allowing Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh
China warns India against allowing Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet and routinely objects to any visits by top leaders, officials, and diplomats to the area.

Manipur polls: Congress eyes dominance, BJP promises end to economic blockade
Manipur polls: Congress eyes dominance, BJP promises end to economic blockade

The elections fever has gripped Manipur as it gears up for the 11th state assembly polls.

Manipur goes to polls on Saturday
Manipur goes to polls on Saturday

The polling will start at 7 am tomorrow in Manipur where elections are be held in two phases.

SC refuses to entertain plea seeking probe into Kalikho Pul's suicide case

Earlier in February, Kalikho Pul`s first wife Dangwimsai withdrew her plea filed in the apex court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into his death.

Ibobi Singh playing communal card for political gains: Nagaland CM
Ibobi Singh playing communal card for political gains: Nagaland CM

Naga People's Front supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday accused his Manipur counterpart Ibobi Singh of "playing a communal card".

30% candidates in 2nd phase of Manipur polls are crorepatis

At least 30 per cent candidates in the second phase of the Manipur Assembly elections are millionaires, with the Congress topping the list as 10 of its 22 candidates (46 per cent) declared assets of over Rs 1 crore.

Amit Shah promises to end economic blockade in Manipur
Amit Shah promises to end economic blockade in Manipur

BJP national president Amit Shah has promised to end the crippling indefinite economic blockade in Manipur if BJP is voted to power.

Meghalaya groups protest killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala

The groups on Wednesday also staged a sit-in protest in Shillong, condemning these attacks.
 

Students vandalise BJP office in Manipur

Three days to go for the first phase of assembly polls in Manipur, volunteers of Kangleipak Students Association(KSA) vandalised the BJP main office.

'Kalikho Pul's widow did not meet Ansari'

Kalikho Pul committed suicide on August 9, 2016, at his official residence in Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar. 

Trinamool Congress eyes 2012 repeat performance in Manipur
Trinamool Congress eyes 2012 repeat performance in Manipur

The TMC is contesting in 24 seats in the 60-member Assembly the election to which is scheduled to be held on March 4 and March 8. The results will be announced on March 11.

Congress' Rajya Sabha MP Haji Abdul Salam passes away

Haji Abdul Salam is the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of Rajya Sabha from Manipur.

PM Modi should make contents of Naga Accord public: Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi should make contents of Naga Accord public: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi today demanded that the contents of the Naga Accord, signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, should be made public and accused the PM of "spreading hate and lies" wherever he went.

Manipur assembly elections: Bomb recovered ahead of Rahul's visit to Imphal

A bomb was recovered here today ahead of the visit of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for campaigning for the Manipur Assembly elections.

United Naga Council to oppose Cong in Manipur polls

The United Naga Council (UNC) which has been continuing a blockade in two national highways in Manipur since November 1, has said it would oppose Congress in the Assembly election to be held on March 4 and 8.

UNC to oppose Congress in Manipur assembly polls, asks Nagas to support NPF candidates
UNC to oppose Congress in Manipur assembly polls, asks Nagas to support NPF candidates

The United Naga Council (UNC) which has been continuing a blockade in two national highways in Manipur since November 1, has said it would oppose Congress in the Assembly election to be held on March 4 and 8.

Pre-poll violence increasing in Manipur
Pre-poll violence increasing in Manipur

In a series of pre-poll violent incidents in Manipur, a bomb exploded in Imphal, while separately police personnel were attacked by villagers and two jeeps vandalised, police said on Monday.

16 dead, 50 injured as truck rams into concrete barricade in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district
16 dead, 50 injured as truck rams into concrete barricade in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district

At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalayas West Khasi Hills district, police said.

Open defecation, booze-free Assam village aims to go cashless

Having already earned the distinction of being free from open defecation, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, this tiny village in Assam's Goalpara district now aims to go cashless.

Special pilgrims train launched for Northeast region

In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the "Aastha Circuit Train" a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here.

Separate quakes hit Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura

Two separate quakes of varying magnitude hit India's northeastern region and Bangladesh on Saturday.