Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila ties nuptial knot with long-time partner in Kodaikanal

Irom Sharmila ties nuptial knot with long-time partner in Kodaikanal

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila has tied the nuptial knot with long-time partner Desmond Coutinha in a simple ceremony in Tamil Nadu'sKodaikanal on Thursday.

Aug 18, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

Sub-registrar rejects objections to Irom Sharmila's wedding

A sub-registrar here has rejected objections to the marriage between Manipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila and her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national.

Aug 12, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
After facing poll defeat, Irom Sharmila moves ahead in personal life, set to marry boyfriend Desmond Coutinho in Tamil Nadu

After facing poll defeat, Irom Sharmila moves ahead in personal life, set to marry boyfriend Desmond Coutinho in Tamil Nadu

Irom Sharmila was catapulted to international limelight when she began her fast-unto-death on November 04, 2000, to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, that many consider draconian. 

May 08, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Nongthombam Biren Singh to be sworn in as BJP's first Manipur CM today

Nongthombam Biren Singh to be sworn in as BJP's first Manipur CM today

Nongthombam Biren Singh was unanimously elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party on Monday.

Mar 15, 2017, 08:48 AM IST
Manipur election result: After humiliating defeat, Irom Sharmila to quit politics but continue fight against AFSPA

Manipur election result: After humiliating defeat, Irom Sharmila to quit politics but continue fight against AFSPA

Handed a humiliating defeat on her maiden foray into electoral politics, Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Saturday announced she would quit politics and blamed the people for letting her down.

Mar 12, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
Hung assembly in Manipur: Congress becomes single largest party with 28 seats, BJP gets 21

Hung assembly in Manipur: Congress becomes single largest party with 28 seats, BJP gets 21

The results of the Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 were declared and the numbers indicate that it will perhaps be a hung assembly as neither Congress nor BJP could secure an absolute majority. 

Mar 11, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Irom Sharmila election result 2017: Activist-turned-politician loses

Irom Sharmila election result 2017: Activist-turned-politician loses

The counting process for Manipur Assembly elections 2017 began on Saturday morning. The counting to elect Thoubal MLA is underway. 

Mar 10, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Thoubal election results 2017: CM Ibobi Singh wins

Thoubal election results 2017: CM Ibobi Singh wins

Manipur's most keenly watched electoral battle played out in Thoubal constituency.

Mar 10, 2017, 15:59 PM IST

Assembly elections 2017: Impressive show in Manipur; 83% voter turnout recorded

83 percent of the voters exercised their rights for the second and final phase of the Manipur Assembly elections on Wednesday. A total of 98 contestants are vying for the 22 seats spread across the

Mar 09, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Manipur Assembly Elections 2017, Phase 1: As it happened

Manipur records 84.8% voter turnout till 6 pm in Phase 1 of assembly elections.

Mar 04, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
''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.

Mar 04, 2017, 14:48 PM IST

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.

Feb 22, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
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.

Feb 19, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Kejriwal donates Rs 50,000 to Irom Sharmila's party

Kejriwal donates Rs 50,000 to Irom Sharmila's party

"Please donate generously to Irom Sharmila," Kejriwal tweeted.

Feb 19, 2017, 00:40 AM IST
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.

Feb 18, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
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.

Feb 17, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
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. 

Feb 17, 2017, 10:09 AM IST
Irom Sharmila, Ibobi Singh file nominations for Manipur polls

Irom Sharmila, Ibobi Singh file nominations for Manipur polls

Activist Irom Sharmila and Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who is seeking a fourth term, today filed their nominations for Thoubal Assembly seat in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Feb 16, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
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.

Feb 16, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Manipur polls: Congress moves to ECI over Irom Sharmila's allegation

Imphal: The Congress on Wednesday moved to the Election Commission of India (ECI) over the allegation made by Irom Sharmila that she was offered Rs. 36 crore to contest elections in Manipur. 

Feb 15, 2017, 18:51 PM IST