Tuesday, February 27, 2024


North East

Situation tense, internet suspended after violence in Churachandpur over Kuki cop’s suspension

IMPHAL, FEBRUARY 16: The Manipur Government on Friday suspended internet services in Churachandpur district for 5 days after violence broke out there over an action taken against a Kuki-Zo policeman. The situation in the district remained tense this morning after the offices of the Superintendent of Police and the Deputy Commissioner were vandalised, vehicles used by CAPF were torched by a mob and the national flag at the SP office complex was pulled down, an official told PTI. "There is apprehension that some anti-social elements might use social media extensively...
North East

Mizoram, Assam CMs agree not to allow violence on disputed border

Aizawl, February 13: Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma on Tuesday said that he and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma have agreed not to allow any more violence along the disputed inter-state border. Lalduhoma also said that Assam Border Area Development Minister Atul Bora will visit Mizoram next month. Addressing a press conference in Aizawl, the chief minister said that he recently met Sarma in Guwahati and both discussed the border issue. He said that the two neighbouring states agreed to maintain peace along the border and resolve the long-standing dispute....
North East

Illegal immigrants, drug mafia reasons for ethnic violence in Manipur: CM Biren Singh

Imphal, December 18: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday blamed drug mafia and illegal immigrants for the ethnic strife that has rocked the northeastern state for months. Singh also attributed the current crisis to the “failure” of the previous government in guarding the state’s borders. Nearly 200 people have died and over 60,000 have been rendered homeless due to the ethnic conflict between the Kuki and Meitei communities since May. “The present conflict is engineered by drug mafia groups and illegal immigrants who have suppressed the voice of...
North East

Fresh violence in Imphal West district, 2 houses set on fire, several rounds of bullets fired

IMPHAL, OCTOBER 5: Fresh violence broke out in Manipur's Imphal West district where at least 2 houses were set on fire and several rounds of bullets were fired, police said on Thursday. The incident happened in New Keithelmanbi in Patsoi police station area around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, they said. After the attack, the accused fled the spot, triggering tension in the area, they added. Security forces and Fire Services personnel brought the blaze under control, police said. A mob of Meitei women who gathered in the area following the...
North East

Manipur ethnic violence: Delhi court extends NIA custody of accused by 8 days

New Delhi, October 3: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by eight days the NIA custody of a man arrested in connection with ethnic violence in Manipur. Special NIA judge Sachin Gupta allowed the central anti-terror probe agency to quiz Seiminlun Gangte for eight more days, after he was produced before the court on expiry of his two-day custodial interrogation. The NIA told the court that Gangte was arrested in a case of violence which was the result of a transnational conspiracy by terrorist outfits based in Myanmar and Bangladesh...
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