Fear shrouds election race in Manipur, India’s dark jewel – Reuters

Fear shrouds election race in Manipur, India's dark jewelReutersBy Frank Jack Daniel | IMPHAL, India (Reuters) – Thrown face down in an open drain by a grenade blast, Maisnam Ratan's bloodied corpse was the latest reminder of the lingering insu…

Fear shrouds election race in Manipur, India's dark jewel
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By Frank Jack Daniel | IMPHAL, India (Reuters) – Thrown face down in an open drain by a grenade blast, Maisnam Ratan's bloodied corpse was the latest reminder of the lingering insurgency in India's isolated, far-eastern state of Manipur, which elects a

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Manipur: Blast rocks Imphal a day before polls – IBNLive.com

India TodayManipur: Blast rocks Imphal a day before pollsIBNLive.comNew Delhi: A day before polls in Manipur, one person has been injured in a blast in west district of Imphal. Police say they suspect the used of IED in the blast. The area has been eva…


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Manipur: Blast rocks Imphal a day before polls
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New Delhi: A day before polls in Manipur, one person has been injured in a blast in west district of Imphal. Police say they suspect the used of IED in the blast. The area has been evacuated. The blast occurred a day after campaigning for Manipur
Blast rocks Imphal a day before polls; 1 injuredIndia Today

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Terror shadow over Manipur polls – Times Now.tv

Terror shadow over Manipur pollsTimes Now.tvIt's just one day to go for the Assembly polls in Manipur and the Home Ministry has raised concerns over a terror outfit 'interfering' with the poll process in the state. The concerns have forced …

Terror shadow over Manipur polls
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It's just one day to go for the Assembly polls in Manipur and the Home Ministry has raised concerns over a terror outfit 'interfering' with the poll process in the state. The concerns have forced the state security forces to be on high alert to ensure

Campaign ends in Manipur – The Hindu

The HinduCampaign ends in ManipurThe HinduThe three-week campaign, marked by heat and dust, for the elections to the 60-seat Manipur Assembly ended at 3 pm on Thursday. There are 279 contestants in the fray in the Congress-ruled State, which has 17.40 …


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Campaign ends in Manipur
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The three-week campaign, marked by heat and dust, for the elections to the 60-seat Manipur Assembly ended at 3 pm on Thursday. There are 279 contestants in the fray in the Congress-ruled State, which has 17.40 lakh voters, including 8.82 lakh women.

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Manipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28 – Economic Times

IBNLive.comManipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28Economic TimesIMPHAL: Voters in Manipur are getting ready to elect a new 60-member assembly on Saturday to mark the start of elections in five states. Nagaland's ruling party, Naga Peopl…


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Manipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28
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IMPHAL: Voters in Manipur are getting ready to elect a new 60-member assembly on Saturday to mark the start of elections in five states. Nagaland's ruling party, Naga People's Front (NPF), is also in the fray to test its mettle.
Shutdowns, blockades: Manipur's main poll issuesIBNLive.com
Kaito campaigns for NPF in ManipurNagaland Post
Looking EastMorungExpress
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Manipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28 – Economic Times

IBNLive.comManipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28Economic TimesIMPHAL: Voters in Manipur are getting ready to elect a new 60-member assembly on Saturday to mark the start of elections in five states. Nagaland's ruling party, Naga Peopl…


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Manipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28
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IMPHAL: Voters in Manipur are getting ready to elect a new 60-member assembly on Saturday to mark the start of elections in five states. Nagaland's ruling party, Naga People's Front (NPF), is also in the fray to test its mettle.
Shutdowns, blockades: Manipur's main poll issuesIBNLive.com
Kaito campaigns for NPF in ManipurNagaland Post
Looking EastMorungExpress
Hindustan Times –E-Pao.net
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In Manipur elections, a test for ‘Nagalim’ – The Hindu

IBNLive.comIn Manipur elections, a test for 'Nagalim'The HinduBut if you let him win again I will not be able to come to Manipur to meet all of you.” That was Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, speaking at an election rally in Manipur's…


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In Manipur elections, a test for 'Nagalim'
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But if you let him win again I will not be able to come to Manipur to meet all of you.” That was Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, speaking at an election rally in Manipur's Tamenglong district on January 19. He was addressing a gathering of
Manipur Elections: State goes to vote on January 28Economic Times
Shutdowns, blockades: Manipur's main poll issuesIBNLive.com
Looking EastMorungExpress
Nagaland Post –Hindustan Times
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Campaigning for Manipur election ends – Nagaland Post

The HinduCampaigning for Manipur election endsNagaland PostCampaigning for Saturday's election to 60-seat Manipur Assembly which was disturbed due to the general strikes called by various underground organisations ended at 4 pm Thursday. Officially…


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Campaigning for Manipur election ends
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Campaigning for Saturday's election to 60-seat Manipur Assembly which was disturbed due to the general strikes called by various underground organisations ended at 4 pm Thursday. Officially, the campaigning for the election ended at 4 pm but campaigns
Lacklustre campaigning ends in ManipurIndian Express
Manipur Elections | Congress may buck anti-incumbency moodLivemint
Manipur Election: Let Mind Not Crucify Our ConscienceMorungExpress
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Low intensity blast rocks Republic Day celebration in Manipur – Nagaland Post

IBNLive.comLow intensity blast rocks Republic Day celebration in ManipurNagaland PostA powerful bomb explosion took place Thursday in the capital complex of Manipur amid tight security during the Republic Day celebration. No casualty was reported in th…


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Low intensity blast rocks Republic Day celebration in Manipur
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A powerful bomb explosion took place Thursday in the capital complex of Manipur amid tight security during the Republic Day celebration. No casualty was reported in the IED blast which took place at around 9 am at Thumbuthong, some 100 meter away from
Another blast in Manipur, no casualtyDaily News & Analysis
militants explode bomb in imphal on 63rd republic daySamayLive

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Lacklustre campaigning ends in Manipur – Indian Express

IBNLive.comLacklustre campaigning ends in ManipurIndian ExpressA lacklustre campaigning for Saturday's Manipur assembly election ended at 3 pm today with candidates confining themselves to door-to-door campaign and not holding major public meetings…


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Lacklustre campaigning ends in Manipur
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A lacklustre campaigning for Saturday's Manipur assembly election ended at 3 pm today with candidates confining themselves to door-to-door campaign and not holding major public meetings. Reports from districts said the candidates confined themselves to
Manipur Elections | Congress may buck anti-incumbency moodLivemint
Manipur Election: Let Mind Not Crucify Our ConscienceMorungExpress
Manipur polls: rivals same, only colours changedIBNLive.com
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Manipur vote kickstarts India’s state elections – Deccan Herald

indiatvnews.comManipur vote kickstarts India's state electionsDeccan HeraldManipur, India's most disturbed state after Kashmir, will Saturday elect a new 60-member assembly to mark the start of make-or-break elections in five states. The stagge…


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Manipur vote kickstarts India's state elections
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Manipur, India's most disturbed state after Kashmir, will Saturday elect a new 60-member assembly to mark the start of make-or-break elections in five states. The staggered exercise, which ends with the vote in Goa and Uttar Pradesh March 3,
India TV-C Voter Survey Projects, Hung Assemblies In UP, Manipur, Goa, SAD-BJP indiatvnews.com
Assembly elections: Performance of legislative assembliesEconomic Times
Should I cast my vote?Zee News (blog)

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Mamata in Manipur Election rally: We will not allow army rule – isikkim

indiabloomsMamata in Manipur Election rally: We will not allow army ruleisikkim“We will not allow any Army rule in Manipur”, thundered the firebrand lady amid applause by 10000 supporters. Only a year ago Mamata Banerjee single handedly ended the t…


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Mamata in Manipur Election rally: We will not allow army rule
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“We will not allow any Army rule in Manipur”, thundered the firebrand lady amid applause by 10000 supporters. Only a year ago Mamata Banerjee single handedly ended the three decade long hold of CPI (M) when her party swept West Bengal elections by a
I want Manipur to smile: MamataTimes of India
Trinamool is only credible option for peace, progressHindustan Times
Congress faces tough test in upcoming Manipur pollsgulfnews.com
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Polling personnel leaving for booths in Manipur – Business Standard

Polling personnel leaving for booths in ManipurBusiness StandardPTI / Imphal Jan 26, 2012, 13:29 IST Most of the polling personnel for Saturday's Manipur assembly elections have left for their respective polling stations in interior hill districts,…

Polling personnel leaving for booths in Manipur
Business Standard
PTI / Imphal Jan 26, 2012, 13:29 IST Most of the polling personnel for Saturday's Manipur assembly elections have left for their respective polling stations in interior hill districts, election office sources said today.
Republic day celebrated in Manipur amid tight securityTimes of India
Polling Personnel Leave for Booths in ManipurOutlook
GOC R-Day greetingsKanglaOnline

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Republic day celebrated in Manipur amid tight security – Times of India

Republic day celebrated in Manipur amid tight securityTimes of IndiaIMPHAL: Republic Day was celebrated amid tight security in Manipur in the backdrop of a boycott call given by major insurgent outfits today. Governor Gurbachan Jagat unfurled the natio…

Republic day celebrated in Manipur amid tight security
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IMPHAL: Republic Day was celebrated amid tight security in Manipur in the backdrop of a boycott call given by major insurgent outfits today. Governor Gurbachan Jagat unfurled the national flag and took salute from the participants in the march past at
GOC R-Day greetingsKanglaOnline

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India TV-C Voter Survey Projects, Hung Assemblies In UP, Manipur, Goa, SAD-BJP … – indiatvnews.com

indiatvnews.comIndia TV-C Voter Survey Projects, Hung Assemblies In UP, Manipur, Goa, SAD-BJP …indiatvnews.comNew Delhi, Jan 26: The latest third round of opinion poll conducted by C-Voter for India TV projects hung assemblies in Uttar Pradesh, Goa a…


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New Delhi, Jan 26: The latest third round of opinion poll conducted by C-Voter for India TV projects hung assemblies in Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur, while the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine is projected ahead of Congress in Punjab, and the Congress

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Manipur needs change : Mamta

Mail News Service Imphal, Jan 25: : Bengal Chief Minister and Chief of Trinamul Congress, Mamta Banerjee arrived here today to campaign for Trinamol Congress. She addressed a public function at Langjing Achouba Patsoi Assemby constituency. She also went to meet Irom Sharmila at JNIMS . For the last ten years Sharmia has been fasting […]

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Imphal, Jan 25: : Bengal Chief Minister and Chief of Trinamul Congress, Mamta Banerjee arrived here today to campaign for Trinamol Congress. She addressed a public function at Langjing Achouba Patsoi Assemby constituency. She also went to meet Irom Sharmila at JNIMS . For the last ten years Sharmia has been fasting to demand repeal of AFSPA.
Mamata said people of Manipur need total change. Manipur is extremely backward as compared with other states of the country she added. There is no proper roads, no drinking water, no electricity she alleged. Many important roads are full of dust particles. Many educated youths are unemployed. Law and order situation is very bad she also said. If the Trinamul comes to power in Manipur there will be an end to army rule and the AFSPA will be repealed she assured. Due to the underdeveopments, the mind of the people of the state want to separate from the mainland. Emotional integration can be maintained if there is good governance and good transport system. To install a good governance is the need of hour she further said.
The politics of Trinamool Congress in the state is a mission, not to become minister she added.
She had come in Manipur one decade ago and visited the INA complex Moirang where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose hoisted the first flag of independence during the British rule. Manipur cannot be separated from the mainland she said.
The stand of Trinamool Congress about AFSPA is very clear that if there is a govt led by Trinamool Congress, the draconian law the AFSPA should be repealed. The insurgency problem in Manipur can be solved by political dialogue only. It can not be solved by arms.
She assured that if her party come to the power in the state, the first priority of the government will be to inaitiate political dialogue with the different outfits of Manipur. At least 50 percent of the prisoners will be released without any condition from jail. Employment should be provided to the educated youths of Manipur she said. Corruption should be rooted out from the soil of Manipur. Tourism opportunity will be given to the state she added.
Reacting to the allegations, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said Mamta Banerjee was just like a baby. She came by air , went to one or two places and commented on important issues without knowing the ground realities he added. The conditions of the roads in Manipur were much better than those of Bengal he clarified. He further said if Mamta was so concerned about the well being of the people why did not she come to Manipur when Manipur faced four months of blockade. Mamta did not speak a single word about the suffering of the people of Manipur earlier he added.
He further alleged that the Trinamul has reached an understanding with the Naga People’s Front (NPF) which is working to disturb tranquility in the state.
O Ibobi Singh said the Coordinating Committee has banned the Congress party but it has not banned the NPF or the other parties working for disintegration of Manipur.

NPF trying to disturb peace in Manipur

Mail News Service Imphal, Jan 25: Congress Chief Gaikhangam today alleged that the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has come to Manipur with a hidden agenda to disturb peace and tranquility in Manipur. He said the NPF is nothing but “old wine in new bottle.” The NSCN(IM) projected some candidates in the last election with United […]

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Imphal, Jan 25: Congress Chief Gaikhangam today alleged that the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has come to Manipur with a hidden agenda to disturb peace and tranquility in Manipur. He said the NPF is nothing but “old wine in new bottle.” The NSCN(IM) projected some candidates in the last election with United Naga Council (UNC) campaigning for the NSCN(IM). Now the NSCN(IM) is putting up candidates in the name of NPF he said addressing a conference at the Congress office.
The NPF is totally against the interest of the state and all speakers of NPF speak nothing about development of Manipur but of destabilizing the state. He alleged that some political parties like Trinamul Congress has come to an understanding with the NPF.
He said the promises made by opposition parties and their leaders are election promises and false promises. People of Manipur know the hidden agenda of these opposition parties and their leaders. Where were these leaders both state and national when people of Manipur were suffering he asked. The declared objective of NPF is so called integration of Naga inhabited areas by sacrificing the territorial integrity of Manipur. We need a lasting political solution to insurgency movement.
Meanwhile Chingmeikhui 99 father of Abon Golmei of Charoi Tupul villagewho was kidnapped by NSCN(IM) cadres died after hearing news of the kidnapping of his son.

Militants nabbed

Mail News Service Imphal, Jan 25: Discovering the movement of UG cadres at Yambem of Thoubal district, troops of 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR (S) launched operation in the area and apprehended two UG cadres on 25 Jan 12. The apprehendees were identified as Samulailatpam Sanatomba Sharma, 40 yrs, SS Finance […]

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Imphal, Jan 25: Discovering the movement of UG cadres at Yambem of Thoubal district, troops of 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR (S) launched operation in the area and apprehended two UG cadres on 25 Jan 12. The apprehendees were identified as Samulailatpam Sanatomba Sharma, 40 yrs, SS Finance Secretary of PREPAK, s/o Late Samulailatpam Radha Mohan Sharma,r/o Yairipok Lamanai and No.1646 SS Sgt Hijam Sorendro Singh alias Boro,32 yrs of UNLF (CorCom),s/o Hijam Iboton Singh, r/o Yairipok Yambem Mayai Leikai.
Indian currency Rs.1,20,0007- and one 9 mm Pistol with magazine from the PREPAK and UNLF cadres respectively. Both the apprehendees alongwith recoveries have been handed over to Yairipok Police station.
Troops of 38 Assam Rifles of 27 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of the Red Shield Division apprehended seven UGs from Thanlon and Tipaimukh assembly constituency in last 24 hours while they were trying to disrupt the free and fair election process and intimidating electorals in the area.
Four UTLA cadres namely SS Major Paolallein alias Dev, SS Cpl Sejan Mang alias Vikki SS Pvt Kampu alias Wilson, SS Pvt Mangminthang alias Remix from Sonthang while they were intimidating general public. One HPC (D) OGW namely Mr Ralupthung, Chairman of Lungthullen village and Mr Songte r/o Parbung, president Hmar youth association Parbung were apprehended from Tipaimukh Assembly Constituency. They were involved in providing logistic support and shelters for movement of HPC (D) cadres. One ZRA cadre SS Pvt Thuanminlun was apprehended from Bukpi area while he was involved in unlawful activities related to elections.

Padma Award for Ibemni

The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2012. This year the President has approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 14 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous. These comprise 5 Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. There are 19 ladies among the […]

The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2012. This year the President has approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 14 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous. These comprise 5 Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. There are 19 ladies among the awardees.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April.
Nameirakpam Ibemni Devi, Art – Music- Khongjom Parba from Manipur will be conferred Padmashri.

NPF attack Congress workers

Imphal, Jan 25 NNN: The District Congress Committee, Chandel on Wednesday alleged that the NPF volunteers with sophisticated weapons fired upon the Congress workers on January 22 at Machi head quarters in Tengoupal assembly constituency of Chandel district. This allegation came a day after the Naga People’s Front (NPF), Chandel unit accused the Congress supporters […]

Imphal, Jan 25 NNN: The District Congress Committee, Chandel on Wednesday alleged that the NPF volunteers with sophisticated weapons fired upon the Congress workers on January 22 at Machi head quarters in Tengoupal assembly constituency of Chandel district.
This allegation came a day after the Naga People’s Front (NPF), Chandel unit accused the Congress supporters of dismantling the NPF office in Tengnoupal assembly constituency.
On Wednesday, the Chandel block of Congress said the NPF supporters NSCN-IM mercilessly gun fired at the residence of Congress candidate from Tengnoupal DK Korungthang at Langol village on the same night where one civilian got injured.
The Congress, Chandel unit said the NPF had violated the ECI code of conduct. The Congress, Chandel block also said the NPF was trying to tarnish the image of DK Korungthang. It then strongly condemned the NPF activities and said that everyone should be given a chance to freely exercise his or her rights of franchising.
Some unknown persons exploded a bomb at the residence of one Ashem Bishorjit (45) Nambol Ishok Maning Leikai last night around 8.30 p.m.
A Chinese hand grenade was found at the house of one Pheiroijam Hemanta (40) Samurou Bazar Lai Mandab this morning around 6.20 a.m. The bomb was retrieved by police.
Some unknown persons fired lathod shell at the house of one Akoijam Inaocha (45) of Yumnam Khunou Mayai Leikai this morning. A bomb was exploded at the residence of one Moirangthem Bidhu (76), Kongba Uchekon this morning around 12.15 a.m.
Meanwhile two bombs were found at the house of Pheiroijam Nabin (45), Nongada Awang Leikai and Pheiroijam Nobin (35) of Nongada Awang Leikai today.
A team of AR arrested a worker of TMC of Andro A/C along with Rs. Two lakhs while conducting search operation at Yairipok Area last night.
The arrested worker was handed over to yairipok PS for further verification.
A team of Seventh MR arrested a cadre of PREPAK last night around 6.30 p.m.The apprehandee was identified as Ahanthem Dungdum alias Bicky alias Mitaba (18) of Lamlai. Investigation is on.