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  • Zero-to-hero is my favourite genre: Filmmaker Omung Kumar

    Mumbai: “Mary Kom” director Omung Kumar, who is re-exploring Manipur for “Yubi Lakpi” a traditional game styled on rugby — says he is most interested in narratives about common people whose life goes through unusual incidents, thereby taking their story from nowhere to the pinnacle of success.

  • Manipur BJP leader held with drugs worth Rs 27 crore

    Imphal (Manipur): The Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) arrested seven people including Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Chairman of an autonomous district council  in Chandel district, Lutkhosei Zou, with drugs valued at over Rs 27 crore on Wednesday.

  • Assam flood situation worsens, death toll reaches 20: District Disaster Management Authority

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as the flood-related incidents claimed six more lives in the state, taking the death toll to 20. The devastating floods, heavy rains and landslides have created havoc in several north-eastern states in the past week, claiming many lives in Assam, Tripura and Manipur.

  • Heavy rain, thunderstorms very likely in several states, says IMD

    New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning of heavy rain and thunderstorm in several parts of the country. According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

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    Grabbing power through unethical means BJP’s new policy: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Accusing the BJP of adopting unethical means to grab power, its estranged ally Shiv Sena today questioned why the party had a different sets of rules while forming governments in Goa, Manipur and Karnataka. The Sena claimed that although BJP chief Amit Shah had inadvertently called B S Yeddyurappa “most corrupt”, the party faced the “ignominy” of making him the chief minister of Karnataka once again.

  • North-East can be new engine for India’s growth: PM Narendra Modi

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dubbed the northeast the new engine for India’s development and said the country’s growth story will remain incomplete till the east comes at par with the west. Modi laid stress on infrastructure development in the region and said in 2014 Manipur had 1,200 km of declared length of the national highways.

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    North-East rejection and Rahul Gandhi

    Yet again the Congress has been outsmarted and out-manoeuvred. It has been pipped to the post of chief ministership in Meghalaya despite its emerging as the single largest party. The story of Manipur and Goa is being repeated all over again. Rushing senior leaders like Ahmad Patel and Kamal Nath to Shillong to ward off just such an eventuality has obviously not paid off. The BJP got but only two seats, but

  • Get back Nirav while returning from your trips: Rahul to PM

    Mendipathar : Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi “when he returns from his foreign trips”.

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    Manipur killings: SC asks why FIRs against victims

    A division bench of Justices M.B. Lokur and Justice U.U. Lalit said it was “not satisfied” with the progress made by the SIT of the CBI in the investigation.


    New Delhi  : At a time when the government is pushing for a health care plan for Rs 50 crore, a shocking report has come out from Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think-tank, on as many as 16 state and union territories not having any functional cardiac care units (CCUs) in the government hospitals in any districts except the medical college.

  • Sarjubala, Sonia and Sarita bag gold medals

    Rohtak : Former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (48kg), representing Manipur, claimed the gold as well as the best boxer trophy even as the Railways Sports Promotion Board emerged overall champions in the National Women’s Boxing Championships here on Friday.

  • Manipur ambush: Two jawans, one terrorist killed in Chandel

    Chandel (Manipur): At least two security personnel and one terrorist were killed in an ongoing encounter in Chandel’s Sajik Tampak in Manipur. One AK-47, and two unexploded Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were also recovered. A search operation by 4 Assam Rifles (28 Sector) was launched earlier in the day, where armed terrorists ambushed the Regiment at Chamoli Top at around 05:30 am. Firing is underway. Further details are awaited.

  • Two Assam Rifles jawans killed in IED explosion in Manipur

    Chandel (Manipur): Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed in an IED explosion, while they were patrolling near Manipur’s Chandel, on Monday morning. The jawans were from of 18 Assam Rifles. Further details are awaited. Reportedly, on June 15, an Assam Rifles jawan was killed while four others got injured due to a similar attack carried out against them. A banned terror outfit Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) had claimed the responsibility of the

  • Jeakson fasted2 days when told to stop football

    New Delhi : Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, who became the first Indian to score a World Cup goal, was so passionate about football even in his childhood that he did not take food for more than two days when his parents told him to stop playing the game and concentrate on his studies.

  • Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolts Manipur

    New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted Manipur on Tuesday morning at around 6 am. The epicentre of the earthquake was Manipur’s Churachandpur district and was located 35 km below the surface of earth. No losses of lives and properties have yet been reported.