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Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur assembly polls
Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur assembly polls

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur in March.

Manipur: Indira Oinam appointed Congress spokesperson
Manipur: Indira Oinam appointed Congress spokesperson

Welcoming Indira Oinam to the party fold, Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh expressed confidence that her joining would bolster the Congress.

Ex-Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul's wife demands probe into his suicide

Kalikho Pul allegedly committed suicide on August 9, 2016, at his official residence.
 

Irom Sharmila rides bicycle for 20 km to file nomination from Thoubal against CM Okram Ibobi
Irom Sharmila rides bicycle for 20 km to file nomination from Thoubal against CM Okram Ibobi

Activist Irom Sharmila, better known as the 'Iron lady of Manipur', rode a bicycle for nearly 20 kilometres to file nomination for Thoubal Assembly seat in the upcoming Manipur Assembly Elections 2017. 

Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat
Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat

`Iron Lady` Irom Sharmila on Thursday filed her nomination papers to contest from Thoubal constituency in the Manipur assembly elections.

BJP seeks speedy disposal of fake encounter cases in Manipur

 BJP leader and former minister N Biren today urged for ?speedy disposal" of several pending fake encounter cases to provide justice to the people of Manipur.

Assembly elections 2017: Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur
Assembly elections 2017: Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur

Territorial integrity of the ancient kingdom of Manipur that had merged with India and the recurring economic blockades by tribal groups are the major issues in Manipur where the upcoming assembly polls are witnessing a close battle between the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP.

Protests erupt across Assam over Jorhat girl's harassment

Protests erupted across Assam, including Guwahati, on a girl's Facebook post about allegedly being molested in Jorhat town by a group of motorbike riding youths and a state minister's reaction to her posting. Public meetings, rallies and signature campaigns were held against helmet wearing youths allegedly groping, harassing and verbally abusing the girl in Jorhat last week.

Hindu group protests against Kashmir book at Agartala book fair

Tripura`s Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanulal Saha on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate protests at a book fair, after a Hindutva group shouted slogans and demonstrated against a book on Jammu and Kashmir at the fair.

215 candidates file nominations for first phase in Manipur
215 candidates file nominations for first phase in Manipur

Scrutiny of papers for the first phase of elections will be held on February 16 and the last date of withdrawal is on February 18.

NFR, IRCTC jointly launch Astha Circuit Tourist Train for North East

The North East Frontier Railway and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly launched the 'Astha Circuit Tourist Train' for the people of North East.

BJP to intensify movement against Left Front govt in Tripura

The BJP today said the party would intensify movement in Tripura to oust the 'corrupt' Left Front government in the next Assembly elections scheduled to be held in February next year.

Assembly polls: Lotus will bloom in Manipur, says Ram Madhav
Assembly polls: Lotus will bloom in Manipur, says Ram Madhav

BJP on Tuesday claimed Congress is not in contention in 20 of the 60 seats in poll-bound Manipur.

Students appearing for NBSE exams in Nagaland today

Over 30,000 examinees, who have been exempted from the purview of the ongoing bandh in Nagaland, are appearing for their Higher Secondary and class XI promotion exams beginning today.

Shrinking Hindu population remark: MoS Kiren Rijiju in soup; BJP, RSS heap praise; Congress wants action
Shrinking Hindu population remark: MoS Kiren Rijiju in soup; BJP, RSS heap praise; Congress wants action

While the BJP and its parent organisation RSS has heaped praise on MoS Kiren Rijiju, the main opposition party Congress has demanded the Election Commission to initiate strict action against him for his remarks on depleting Hindu population in the country.

Nagaland bandh called by NTAC and JCC disrupts normal life

The bandh called by Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) Kohima and Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) demanding Chief Minister T R Zeliang's resignation affected normal life in Nagaland today even as no untoward incident was reported.

Prakash Javadekar confident BJP will form ministry in Manipur
Prakash Javadekar confident BJP will form ministry in Manipur

Manipur is going to elect a new 60-member Assembly in two phases on March 4 and 8.

Kiren Rijiju says Hindu population reducing, minorities flourishing in India; slams Congress
Kiren Rijiju says Hindu population reducing, minorities flourishing in India; slams Congress

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju lashed out at Congress for saying that the BJP government is "trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state".

Earthquake jolts Meghalaya, neighbouring states

A mild earthquake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, rocked Meghalaya and its neighbouring states on Sunday, an official said.

Commercial flight operations from Arunachal's Pasighat likely this month
Commercial flight operations from Arunachal's Pasighat likely this month

These flights would be operated from a separate terminal for civilians, which is almost ready, at the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).

JCC to intensify bandh in Nagaland

The Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) has decided to intensify the ongoing bandh for an indefinite period from Monday since Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang refused to step down as demanded.

Manipur: Phungzathang Tonsing quits Congress, joins National People's Party
Manipur: Phungzathang Tonsing quits Congress, joins National People's Party

Phungzathang Tonsing, a veteran Congress leader of Manipur, has resigned from the primary membership of Congress.

Supreme Court to assist Tripura HC in settling long-pending cases

Along with Tripura, separate High Courts were also set up in Manipur and Meghalaya in 2013.
 

Notification issued for 2nd phase assembly election in Manipur

Notification for the second phase polling on March 8 to 22 assembly seats in Manipur was issued today.

Manipur BJP announces candidates for 2 remaining seats
Manipur BJP announces candidates for 2 remaining seats

The BJP today announced names of candidates for the two remaining seats for the 60-member Manipur Assembly elections to be held next month.

50 injured in Tripura, shutdown to oppose Centre's citizenship bill

At least 50 persons were on Wednesday injured in Tripura when members of ruling and opposition parties brawled during a 12-hour shutdown jointly called by three tribal parties against the Centre`s citizenship bill, police said.

Will continue economic blockade in Manipur, says United Naga Council
Will continue economic blockade in Manipur, says United Naga Council

The United Naga Council, after tripartite talks in New Delhi failed to break the logjam, said on Tuesday it will continue with its indefinite economic blockade of Manipur to protest the creation of seven new districts which affects the local Naga residents.

BJP releases third list of two candidates for Manipur polls
BJP releases third list of two candidates for Manipur polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Central Election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday released the third list of two candidates for Manipur Legislative Assembly polls.

Manipur Assembly election process begins today with issuance of notification
Manipur Assembly election process begins today with issuance of notification

The process of assembly elections in Manipur begins today with the issuance of notification for the first phase.

Rs 104 cr cash, Rs 46 cr worth drugs seized in poll-bound states including Manipur: EC
Rs 104 cr cash, Rs 46 cr worth drugs seized in poll-bound states including Manipur: EC

The election authorities have recovered Rs 104.61 crore illegal cash and drugs and liquor worth over Rs 46 crore aimed at influencing voters in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur.