Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in Arunachal

Editor’s note: In the first of a two-part series Firstpost analyses the rise of the BJP in North East India and the role its ideological parent RSS might have played in this new political trend visible in the region. Linked to the rest of India by the Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor in West […]

Street View of Kangla, sacred place of Manipur

Manung Kangjeibung, Kangla Shree Shree Govindajee Temple Lord Iputhou Nongda Leireng Pakhangba Temple, Kangla Kangla Sha (Statue of mythical dragons), Kangla Musuem at Kangla Boat House, Kangla Samadhi of Maharaja Bodhachandra, Kangla Nungjeng Pukhri A…

NE India important part of 2nd World War reconciliation process: Hiramatsu

New Delhi, Mar 24: Northeastern India, especially Manipur and Nagaland, with the region’s many remnants of 2nd World War, is an important part of the reconciliation process between Japan and Britain, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu has said. Hiramatsu, who has visited Manipur, Nagaland and Assam in the recent past and is planning to […]

BJP names N Biren as Chief Minister-designate of Manipur

By: Wahengbam Rorrkychand Nongthombam Biren Singh, MLA of Heingang A/C has been named as leader of BJP legislative party today during a meeting held at Classic Grande, Imphal. During the meeting, Union Minister, Piyush Goyal said that Biren has been named as the leader of the BJP legislatures, his name was proposed by Th Bishwajit, […]

Old faultlines, new crisis

By A Bimol Akoijam The violence that erupted in Manipur on December 18 is unfortunate. However, the events were not unexpected. For a long time, there has been simmering anger against the “economic blockades” on the national highways imposed by tribal bodies such as the United Naga Council (UNC). The present blockade enforced by the […]

Manipur Blockade: United Naga Council (UNC) to intensify economic blockade

The United Naga Council on Wednesday decided to intensify the ongoing economic blockade in Manipur. UNC has imposed an indefinite blockade since November 1 in protest against the State government’s plan to create two new districts. The Naga outfit has ignored appeals from all sections, including church leaders, to call off the agitation. The State […]

Centre asks Manipur govt to utilise Central forces properly

NEW DELHI, Dec 28 : The Centre has asked the Manipur government for proper utilisation of 17,500 paramilitary personnel sent to the state to reopen a national highway which was blocked for nearly two months by a Naga group. In a communication, the Union home ministry conveyed to the Manipur government to “re-arrange and utilise” […]

Nagaland: Naga Students Federation takes responsibility of burning some Manipur bound items

KOHIMA: The Naga Students Federation (NSF) has taken the responsibility of burning some items from Manipur bound truck last night and burnt on the National Highway as the truck driver defy to hear the NSF volunteers to return the truck back to Dimapur, as done by other Manipur bound trucks, but volunteers did not harm any […]

Withdraw economic blockade in Manipur by Christmas or face counter blockade on Nagaland bound vehicles: MYHROA (Assam) warns UNC/NSF

A newly formed JAC has unanimously resolved to impose indefinite counter economic blockade along all National Highways leading to Nagaland from Karbi-anglong District, Gholaghat District and Jorhat District, if the UNC/NSF fails to withdraw their economic blockade before or by the Christmas. According to a release, the Meetei Youths’ for Human Rights Organisation of Assam […]

Naga bodies urge PM to intervene

SENAPATI, Nov 27 : The United Naga Council (UNC), the All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) and the Naga Women Union (NWU) have sought the ‘immediate intervention’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Sadar Hills and Jiribam issues. The three Naga organisations also apprised the Prime Minister on the arrest of United Naga Council […]

Commissioning of Coast Guard ship ‘Rani Gaidinliu’ on Oct 19, 2016 at Vishakhapatnam

Shri Rajendra Singh, FTM, TM Director General of Indian Coast Guard, Dr J Suresh Babu, IAS Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Manipur, Additional Director General Shri VSR Murthy, PTM, TM and other officers from Indian Coast Guard, Distinguished invitees, Ladies and Gentlemen;

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