articles by Armstrong Chanambam


Congress MP shies away from filing nomination in Outer Manipur constituency; Kuki militants back BJP candidate

Despite denying lobbying for a BJP candidate of its choice, Kuki National Organisation is not shy in expressing its political leaning.


Lok Sabha Election 2019: As BJP faces ally IPFT in Tripura, Congress calls it ploy to divide tribal votes

BJP and IPFT remain allies in the newly formed NDA government but will be contesting against each other in the Lok Sabha elections in Tripura.


Lok Sabha polls: Manipur People's Bill divides people, Meiteis seek ST status but Nagas fear rights violations

The Nagas and the Kukis are trying to “score brownie points” over each other by raking up contentious issues in Manipur's outer Lok Sabha constituency.


NEIDP inducts 5 ex-Congress MLAs in Manipur ahead of LS polls; experts say regional outfit's increasing support base behind move

Congress’ RK Anand, E Chand, Dr Ng Bijoy, Dr I Ibohanbi and K Sarat have joined the NEIDP, which was launched in December 2015.


Manipur University violence: High court suspends pro-V-C, registrar in charge; 17 students detained after clashes with police

The clashes on Wednesday came amid a mass casual leave by nearly all the professors in the varsity to protest against the delay in the unconditional release and withdrawal of FIR lodged against the professors, students and staff.


Manipur discovers the transformative power of small banks and micro loans

Loans are issued only after meticulously screening clients and taking approval from their guarantors.


BJP-NDPP alliance seems set to form govt in Nagaland under Neiphiu Rio: Support from two new MLAs takes tally to 31

With support from two outside MLAs, the BJP-NDPP led People's Democratic Alliance's tally has increased to 31 MLAs, making it the most likely contender to form the government in Nagaland


Tripura elections: Tiny state set to vote on 18 February as violence, blamegames mar campaign

Politics and violence bear an inextricable link in politics, and especially in the Left-ruled states of Kerala, West Bengal, and Tripura.


'We gave Tripura to Congress' India; BJP not a credible force in state', says PBK Manikya, head of royal family

We didn't give Tripura to India. We gave our state to the Congress party, because the India we knew was of Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. The India we knew was of Sardar Patel


Narendra Modi in Tripura: BJP catches notice in Left bastion as PM flays govt for slowing down development

The prime minister also said that if BJP comes to power, Tripura would boast of the youngest government in the country.


Tripura Elections: Twipraland statehood can wait, says IPFT after allying with BJP, adds that main aim is to overthrow CPM

In a conversation with Firstpost, Rajeshwar Debbarma, general secretary of the erstwhile IPFT-Tipraha, says overthrowing the Left front government of Tripura is more important than demanding more autonomy


BJP, not NEDA, leading charge against Tripura's Left Front: Status of tribal parties renders alliance's relevance negligible

With Tripura Assembly elections scheduled for 18 February, the BJP looks set to go to polls in alliance with the Indigenous Peoples' Front of Tripura (IPFT).


Tripura polls: Key Congress leader says BJP's presence in North East overrated, but expects two-way race with Left

The Congress leader entrusted with overseeing the party's election preparations in the North East believes the BJP's presence in the region is overrated.