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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...
North East

8 killed, 18 injured in Manipur violence since August 29: Officials

IMPHAL, SEPTEMBER 1: At least 8 persons have been killed and 18 injured, including 2 security personnel, in Manipur's Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts following continuous gunbattle between Kukis and Meiteis over the last 72 hours, officials said on Thursday. An official said firing was continuing intermittently in the foothills of Khoirentak in Bishnupur Violence started on August 29 when a village volunteer aged around 30 years was killed following heavy firing in Khoirentak area, an official said. Another person died when a country-made gun he was using misfired and hit...
North East

Fresh violence in Manipur, mutilated bodies of 3 youths found following heavy gunfire in in Ukhrul district

IMPHAL, AUGUST 18: In a fresh round of violence in ethnic strife-torn Manipur, mutilated bodies of three youths were found following heavy gunfire at Kuki Thowai village in Ukhrul district on Friday, officials said. This is the first time that an attack in the recent bout of violence has occurred in Ukhrul district, which is dominated by Tangkhul Nagas. Sounds of heavy gunfire were heard from the village, which falls in Litan police station area, early in the morning, they said. Officials said the bodies of the three youths aged...

Modiji should say something for our sake, Manipur hockey star Nilakanta Sharma on violence

CHENNAI, AUGUST 3: Hockey star and India midfielder Nilakanta Sharma has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to directly address the situation in Manipur. Sharma, who is currently with the hockey team in Chennai for Asian Champions Trophy, said: "What can I say about my State? Nothing will change if I say anything. But I only hope Modiji says something for our sake." Sharma said this when asked if he wished to say anything to the people of India about the unfolding crisis that;s hit Manipur over the last few months....

Violence in Manipur caused by ‘vicious agenda’ of communal forces, says Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday termed the accounts of violence emerging from Manipur as “horrifying” and alleged that the ongoing strife in the northeastern state was caused by the “vicious agenda of fuelling communal tensions”. All secular and democratic forces should demand the restoration of peace and normalcy in Manipur, he urged through his social media handles. “Horrifying accounts of violence from #Manipur have shattered the conscience of every Indian. The ongoing strife in the state is caused by the vicious agenda of fueling communal...
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