Prasanta Mazumdar

Violence mars first phase Manipur polls, havildar dies in ‘accidental firing’

The security personnel had to fire blank shots to restore normalcy in areas falling under Saitu, Henglep and Singhat constituencies.

28 Feb 2022

Guwahati Diary

The two towns are linked to the birth of coal and fuel in the state. Interestingly, the Congress said the CM is trying to replicate his UP counterpart, Yogi Adityanath.

28 Feb 2022

Assembly elections: Stakes high for BJP in Manipur poll today

The stakes are high for the ruling BJP as it faces a multi-cornered contest when 38 of Manipur’s 60 seats go to polling booths in the first phase of Assembly election on Monday.

28 Feb 2022

BJP faces multi-cornered contest in phase one of Manipur polls

Twenty-nine of the seats are spread across three Imphal Valley districts and the nine others lie in three hill districts. The BJP and Congress had won 18 and 16 of these seats respectively in 2017.

27 Feb 2022

Congress banks on BJP ‘misrule’ in Manipur

The Congress lost half of its MLAs in Manipur, mostly to the ruling BJP, over the past five years, but the party is not short on confidence.

27 Feb 2022

Gaining ground tough for new Kuki-based party

KPA vice president said the party got barely two weeks to decide on its candidates and this prompted some prospective candidates to go to some national parties.

27 Feb 2022

Manipur polls: Newly floated party sparks Kuki dream

The Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA), floated last month with an aim to protect the land, culture, identity, and nationalism of the Kukis, is contesting in two seats.

26 Feb 2022

Battered by defections but Congress dreams big in Manipur

It believes the BJP’s alleged misgovernance will see the grand old party through in the upcoming polls.

25 Feb 2022

Manipur elections: Scheduled Tribe tag demand for Meitei community remains hot potato

Former police officer Thounaojam Brinda, who is contesting on a JD-U ticket, said that although the ST status demand has been raised by the Meitei and Meitei-Pangal communities.

25 Feb 2022

Assembly Polls 2022: Peace, development, Naga talks top poll agendas in Manipur's Ukhrul 

Most top leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim or NSCN-IM, which is a key player in the Centre's peace dialogues with extremists, hail from Ukhrul.

25 Feb 2022

Assembly elections: Manipur wants issues fixed, does not care who wins

Perhaps, it is for fear or their disinterest in politics that not many people come forward and talk to journalists freely. Some, who do, say there is no difference among political parties.

24 Feb 2022

We want to make Manipur India’s sports hub: Amit Shah 

The country is proud of Manipur’s sporting talents such as boxers Mary Kom, Laishram Sarita Devi, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, archer Bombayla Devi, said the Union Home Minister.

23 Feb 2022

Manipur polls: Divisiveness over ST status demand makes it less visible

Manipur is a mosaic of communities thereby, making the demand a hot potato for all political parties.

23 Feb 2022

Manipur Polls: Constituency with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose link seeks better deal for him

It was at Moirang the Tricolour was unfurled for the first time on April 14, 1944 by the Indian National Army (INA).

22 Feb 2022

Manipur polls: Bouquets and brickbats for ruling BJP

There is hardly any campaigning in Manipur and the only signs of the polls are the posters of political parties, particularly BJP and Congress, put up here and there. 

21 Feb 2022

'Firal Chingkhatpa': Unique Manipuri ritual helps candidates assess their support base before polls

Once practiced by Manipuri kings, the ceremony has become an integral part of election campaigning in the state. 

20 Feb 2022

Father of Manipur poll candidate shot at by militants; EC urged to step in

The victim sustained injuries on his right shoulder.

20 Feb 2022

Smriti Irani to Manipuris: When Rahul can refuse to lead Congress, how will he lead you?

Rahul Gandhi quit saying he cannot lead the Congress. If he is not keen on leading his party and does not have faith in it, how can you repose your trust in him and the Congress? Irani asked.

18 Feb 2022

Manipur polls: BJP pledges scooty for meritorious college girls, laptops for class 12 pass students

BJP national president JP Nadda said the party was committed to protecting the state’s territorial integrity and preserving its rich cultural heritage and the rights of indigenous people.

17 Feb 2022

‘Bring him back, it’s over 6 years’: Kin of Arunachal man captured by Chinese PLA request PM Modi

Tapor Pullom was captured by the Chinese soldiers in September 2015 when he and his friend Taka Yorchi had ventured into a forest near the fuzzy India-China border for hunting. 

17 Feb 2022

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