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Manipur polls: BJP announces list of 31 candidates
Manipur polls: BJP announces list of 31 candidates

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Manipur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its first list of 31 candidates.

Manipur polls 2017: Two Cong MLAs, state vice-president resign from party membership

In a jolt to the ruling Congress in Manipur ahead of assembly elections in March, its state Vice- president and two MLAs today resigned from the party's primary membership.

UNLF militant, arms smugglers held in Manipur

Two women arms smugglers and an illegal manufacturer of weapons were arrested and a six 9-mm pistols, five magazines and a live round seized by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Manipur police.

PM Narendra Modi greets Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on statehood day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on their statehood day.

Maintain public order or will explore other measures: Centre warns Manipur govt
Maintain public order or will explore other measures: Centre warns Manipur govt

Expressing grave concern over the continued blockade of National Highway-2, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Manipur government to maintain public order in the state, including maintenance of essential supplies and a conducive atmosphere for holding elections next month.

Man arrested with arms in Meghalaya

A 25-year-old man was arrested after arms and ammunition were allegedly recovered from him at Thapa Daregnchi in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills (NGH) district on Thursday, police said.

Rajnath Singh expresses grave concern over Manipur situation

Election to 60-member Manipur Assembly will be held on March 4 and 8.

Rajnath to meet Manipur CM  Ibobi Singh over economic blockade
Rajnath to meet Manipur CM Ibobi Singh over economic blockade

Minister of States for Home Kiren Rijiju recently said the blockade in any form was "totally unacceptable"

Female Manipuri militant remanded to judicial custody

Inugbamsanatombi Devi was arrested on Thursday along with Khoirom Ranjit, a Commander-in-Chief of KCP (Poirei Meitei), who is in police custody until January 19.

Manipur CM should resign for failure to end blockade: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday demanded resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for his failure to end the ongoing economic blockade which has affected availability of essential commodities in the region.

Naga People's Front to contest civic elections ignoring boycott call

The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) on Sunday affirmed not to withdraw any candidate from the February 1 elections to Urban Local Bodies in the state in the face of the boycott call and warning of ex-communications to candidates by different tribal organisations in Nagaland.

Manipur MLA denies charge of links with militants

Congress MLA Thounaojam Shyamkumar has denied Delhi Police`s charge that he has nexus with a proscribed underground organisation in Manipur.

IndiGo to ferry mortal remains of North-East people for free

Budget carrier IndiGo in association with Delhi Police today launched 'Akhiri Ahuti', a social service under which the Gurgaon-based airline would ferry free of cost the bodies of Northeast residents who die in Delhi to their homes.

Manipur police arrest four NSCN(IM) militants

Three cadres of NSCN(IM) and one sympathiser was apprehended from different locations of Thoubal district following three search operations by Manipur police commandos, a police officer said on Thursday.

Manipur: KCP chief among two arrested in Delhi

The chief of Manipur's proscribed Kangliepak Communist Party was on Thursday arrested along with a woman from east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area.

Manipur groups warn of retaliation against Naga blockade

Assam-based organisations of Manipuri people on Wednesday warned of retaliation if the Naga-imposed indefinite economic blockade of Manipur is not withdrawn soon.

Why Manipur has to endure repeated blockades?
Why Manipur has to endure repeated blockades?

The possible reason for this seems to be opposing the creation of new districts by the state government.

Outfit threatening Manipur editors identified

In a major breakthrough, Manipur Police have identified the militant group that had been threatening local editors.

Over eight-hr bandh halts normal life in parts of Nagaland

Vehicles kept off road and very few people ventured outside during the eight-and-half-an-hour bandh called today by Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) in Kohima Municipality under Kohima district and Chumukedima and Mediziphema Town Councils, both under Dimapur district, today.

Meghalaya MLA Julius K Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, arrested in Guwahati
Meghalaya MLA Julius K Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, arrested in Guwahati

The sex racket came to light after an employee of a guest house owned by senior Congress leader and state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh's son was arrested for pimping the victim last month.

Assembly Elections: Candidates' photographs to be displayed in Manipur, Uttarakhand​ EVMs

The model code of conduct has come into effect in Manipur and Uttarakhand with an announcement of the poll schedule yesterday. 

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in Manipur
4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in Manipur

 A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar on Thursday.

Manipur blockade: 11 supporters of United Naga Council injured during protest

Eleven suspected supporters of United Naga Council were injured when they tried to storm the Deputy Commissioner's office in Senapati district to protest creation of seven new districts, police said today.

Assam Rifles personnel killed in encounter, civilian injured

An Assam Rifles jawan has been killed and a civilian injured in an encounter with suspected militants at Khunthak village in Ukhrul district of Manipur.

Low-intensity eathquake rocks Arunachal Pradesh

Another moderate quake of magnitude 5.4 was recorded along the India-Myanmar border region at 12.20 AM.

5.7 magnitude earthquake epicentred in Tripura jolts Northeast; one dead, four injured
5.7 magnitude earthquake epicentred in Tripura jolts Northeast; one dead, four injured

Experts consider India's mountainous northeast the sixth major quake-prone belt in the world.

Music unites people! When Meghalaya CM sang a Beatles classic track with Opposition leader
Music unites people! When Meghalaya CM sang a Beatles classic track with Opposition leader

It is said that music knows no barriers and unites people.  

BJP's growth in Tripura due to 'our weakness': CPI-M

The Left Front has been in power for the last 23 years in Tripura.

BJP to support "only" Pema Khandu in Arunachal Pradesh

The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday made it clear that it will "only" support Pema Khandu government in the state and "will never" support any other chief minister.