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Earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale hits Manipur
Earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale hits Manipur

Earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale hit Manipur on Thursday.

Bombs recovered ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Manipur
Bombs recovered ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Manipur

Police have intensified frisking all over the state capital to ensure that there was no loophole in the security arrangements for the Prime Minister's visit.

Insurgents impose curfew during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Manipur
Insurgents impose curfew during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Manipur

The apex body of six insurgent groups in Manipur, the Coordinating Committee (Corcom) has imposed a curfew from 6 am on Saturday.

First time voters in Manipur want an end to blockade politics
First time voters in Manipur want an end to blockade politics

Fist time voters in poll-bound Manipur want an end to the politics of blockades and bandhs and demand better educational and job opportunities in the state.

Athenpot Thinba - a royal legacy in Manipur poll campaign

In Manipur, where the over three-month-long economic blockade has hit life, among the most popular form of campaigning for the March assembly polls is the unique 'Athenpot Thinba' or flag hoisting ceremony.

Security beefed up ahead of PM Narendra Modi's rally in Manipur
Security beefed up ahead of PM Narendra Modi's rally in Manipur

Security has been beefed up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here to address a public rally in favour of BJP candidates for the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections.

Supreme Court to hear Arunachal Pradesh ex-CM Kalikho Pul's wife's plea
Supreme Court to hear Arunachal Pradesh ex-CM Kalikho Pul's wife's plea

Dangwimsai Pul is seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations levelled by late Kalikho​ Pul in the suicide note.

Manipur: Militants fire at security convoy of Deputy CM Gaikhangam Gangmei, one security personnel injured

Armed militant`s involvement in the upcoming State Assembly Election is now clear, as well equipped cadres on Wednesday ambushed advance security team which were on their way to make free passage for the VIPs and VVIPs of Deputy Chief here.

Manipur's first Muslim woman candidate Najima Bibi to work for uplift of Muslim women

Despite fatwa issued against her for contesting election, Manipur's first Muslim woman candidate Najima Bibi said she wants to continue her fight against domestic violence and work for uplift of Muslim women.

Arunachal govt to raise pension for differently abled

 Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has announced raising pension for differently abled people under Chief Minister's Disability Pension Scheme.

Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM
Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM

 Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland by Governor P B Acharya here.

Mother's market traders in Manipur want shops repaired, better schemes

The politics of poll bound Manipur may revolve around the economic blockade, but women traders of Mother's market here want their shops damaged in an earthquake a year ago to be repaired soon.

Shurhozeilie Leizietsu to take oath as Nagaland CM today
Shurhozeilie Leizietsu to take oath as Nagaland CM today

Shurhozelie Liezietsu will be the 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland.

GNLA Chairman released on bail in Meghalaya

Chairman of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R Sangma was released on bail from Shillong district jail on Wednesday.

Tamenglong: Manipur Deputy CM Gaikhangam escapes militant attack

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam on Tuesday escaped an assassination attempt in Tamenglong district when militants attacked his cavalcade. Police suspect a tribal militant outfit to be behind the attack.

Agitating groups lift indefinite shutdown in Nagaland after CM TK Zeliang's resignation

The agitating tribal groups in Nagaland on Tuesday withdrew their indefinite shutdown on government offices and plying of government vehicles on the road, following the resignation of Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday.

Manipur polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises to strive for removal of AFSPA
Manipur polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises to strive for removal of AFSPA

Congress on Monday said it would urge the Centre to provide constitutional safeguards for the territorial integrity of Manipur, if voted back to power.

Liezitsu to be sworn in as Nagaland CM on February 22

He was today invited by Governor PB Acharya to form the next government after he emerged as the unanimous choice for the post and formally staked his claim.

Nagaland CM candidate with political career spanning 4 decades

An eminent scholar, Shurhozelie ​Liezitsu is one of the most decorated educationists in the Angami literature (the native language of the Angami tribe). 

Shurhozelie elected new NPF leader, to be Nagaland CM
Shurhozelie elected new NPF leader, to be Nagaland CM

Naga People`s Front (NPF) leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance to be the new Nagaland Chief Minister.

 

Shurhozelie Liezietsu elected new Nagaland leader

Naga People`s Front leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance.

Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground
Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground

Once a force to reckon with in Manipur politics, the CPI and CPI(M) are fighting the Assembly election to regain their lost ground in the state.

Statehood Day: PM Narendra Modi greets Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram
Statehood Day: PM Narendra Modi greets Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings and wished state of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood Day, expressing his desire to see development usher into the states. 

Nagaland quota row: CM TR Zeliang quits, new successor to be chosen today
Nagaland quota row: CM TR Zeliang quits, new successor to be chosen today

The likely successor of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who resigned on Sunday, will be chosen on Monday to lead the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government in the north-eastern state.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang quits amid quota row; NPP to meet Monday to choose leader
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang quits amid quota row; NPP to meet Monday to choose leader

The Congress Party has reportedly called for an urgent meeting on Monday to decide the next chief minister.

No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh
No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh

Asserting confidence over marking victory in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that no one can point finger at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for corruption.

168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls
168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls

A total of 168 candidates are left in the fray for the first phase of polls in Manipur in 38 Assembly constituencies.

Poor representation of women in candidate lists of political parties

Though women voters outnumber men in the electoral rolls in Manipur, only a small number of them have featured in the candidate lists of political parties in the upcoming state Assembly elections here.

Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy
Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy

Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, today said she has not given up her fight against controversial law AFSPA but only changed her strategy.

Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's PRJA raising money through crowdfunding to fight polls
Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's PRJA raising money through crowdfunding to fight polls

With severe shortage of funds and manpower, Irom Sharmila's party Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) has taken to online crowdfunding to raise funds and campaigning on cycle to reach out to the masses.