articles by Amukhomba Ngangbam

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Manipur Elections 2017: Biren Singh to be sworn-in as first BJP chief minister in state

Nongthombam Biren, who was elected leader of BJP Manipur legislature wing on Monday, will be sworn in as the 24th chief minister of Manipur on Wednesday. Biren Singh, MLA from Heingang constituency, will be the first BJP chief minister in the state.

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Manipur Election 2017: BJP worker’s house torched in Chandel, booths captured during repoll

Suspected NSCN (IM) cadres set the house of BJP candidate SS Olish's worker on fire. The candidate is contesting from 41-Chandel (ST). The house belongs to BS Angam, who is the president of BJKP Chandel Mandal.

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Manipur Election 2017: 8 injured in blast during repoll in Andro constituency

At least, eight BJP workers injured when Congress workers allegedly attacked them during re-polling in Andro constituency of Imphal East on Thursday.

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Manipur Election 2017: BJP seeks clarification from Okram Ibobi Singh on usage of 'referendum'

The Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur, while taking strong exception of the term ‘referendum’ used by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, sought clarification from him as to what empowered him to use the term.

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Manipur Election 2017: Tensions run high in Khangabok as post-poll violence erupts 

Tension runs high in Khangabok Assembly constituency in Thoubal after supporters of BJP and Congress candidates were engaged in a post poll scuffle.

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Manipur Election 2017: BJP blames Manipur CEO for ads goof-up, set to file counter FIR

The Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to file a counter-FIR against the State Election Commission (SEC) for "mentally harassing" the party's office bearers, and for allegedly creating confusion with regards to advertisements that were published in local dailies in Imphal, Manipur, on 3 March.

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Manipur Election 2017: 6 injured in Imphal IED blast

At least six persons including four women sustained injury in an IED blast near Kasturi Bridge in the hear of Imphal city on Wednesday evening at about 5.40 pm as the last phase Manipur polls ended.

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Manipur Election 2017: Repolling in 34 polling stations on Thursday

The Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur has ordered re-polling in 34 polling stations of eight assembly constituencies which went to the polls in the first phase on 4 March.

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Manipur Election 2017: ECI announces 20 lakhs ex-gratia for deceased poll staff

Election Commission of India has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 20,000 lakhs ex-gratia for the victim family of deceased polling staff H Ramkating, Asst teacher of K Ashang Khullen Aze Aided Primary school Ukhrul who succumbed to injury in a bomb attack while performing election duty for the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly 2017.

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Manipur Election 2017: Violence grips Churachandpur as situation remains tense

Following the incident, angry villagers of Lamzang frisked vehicles plying within their areas looking out for suspects.

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Manipur Election 2017: NSCN(IM) threaten voters in hill areas

The Naga outfit threatened the villagers of dire consequences if the latter failed to cast their votes to the particular independent candidate the outfit is supporting.

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Manipur Election 2017: Poll staff, Assam Rifles trooper injured in two blasts; ex-minister's house attacked

Tension erupted in Churachandpur district due to political rivalries between former minister Phungjathang Tonsing and his rival candidate.

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Manipur Election 2017: On last day of campaigning, Irom Sharmila goes door-to-door in Thoubal

On the last day of campaigning for the second phase of Manipur polls, anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila went door-to-door seeking votes in Thoubal Assembly constituency.

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Manipur Election 2017: State Congress chief says BJP is only changing names of UPA programmes

Launching a scathing attack on the Centre, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president TN Haokip alleged that the government has done nothing since it came to power in 2014.

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Manipur Election 2017: Before second phase of polling begins, four Kuki militants nabbed by Assam Rifles

A troop of 25 Assam Rifles apprehended four Kuki National Front (P) militants at Churachandpur on early Sunday morning. The militants were nabbed at 5.30 am. Two AK-56 rifles, two pistols, four cell phones and 148 rounds were recovered during the counter-insurgency operation. The arrested were handed over to the Churachandpur police.

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Manipur Election 2017: Rs 20,000 cr sanctioned for road development in state, says Nitin Gadkari in poll rally

The minister said Manipur needs the right leadership who has the capability for development, right decision-making capacity and give a corruption-free and transparent administration.

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Manipur Election 2017: Governor Najima Heptullah appeals citizens to vote in a free and fair manner 

On the eve of Manipur Assembly Election, Governor Najima Heptullah has appealed to all the citizens of the state to exercise their "democratic right in a free and fair manner and without fear as it is the very essence of our democratic system."

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Manipur Election 2017: 38 seats go to poll in first phase on 4 March, many Congress bigwigs in fray

During campaigning, there were bitter exchanges between the Congress and the BJP over the ongoing economic blockade in the state and the Naga Peace Accord.

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Manipur Election 2017: Gunmen attack BJP candidate’s polling office in Wangkhei

Poll related violence are steaming up in Manipur with only two days left for the first phase Manipur polls.

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Manipur Election 2017: LDF lends its support to Irom Sharmila who is pitted against Ibobi in upcoming polls

Left and Democratic Front (LDF) Convener M Nara has announced support to Irom Sharmila, a candidate of PRJA who is taking on the Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi in Thoubal Assembly constituency.