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Modi@8: Northeast was slighted earlier, but now we are proud Indians, says Manipur CM
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Modi@8: Northeast was slighted earlier, but now we are proud Indians, says Manipur CM

On eight years of the Narendra Modi government in power, the Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh told News18 that he would give it full marks and also praised the prime minister for taking a deep interest in the affairs and cultures of the Northeast

Why AFSPA should be lifted but it done judiciously and in phases
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Why AFSPA should be lifted but it done judiciously and in phases

The Centre’s decision to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from parts of Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland is historic. And it would further trigger calls for AFSPA to be lifted from other conflict zones, including Kashmir

Manipur: 'AFSPA repeal goal may be achieved soon', Chief Minister Biren Singh tells CNN-News18
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Manipur: 'AFSPA repeal goal may be achieved soon', Chief Minister Biren Singh tells CNN-News18

In his first interview after taking charge as the chief minister once again, he also rejected reports of a tussle within the state BJP unit for the post before he was picked

Explained: Inauspicious period of ‘Holashtak’, the reason behind BJP delaying its swearing-in ceremonies in four states
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Explained: Inauspicious period of ‘Holashtak’, the reason behind BJP delaying its swearing-in ceremonies in four states

Holashtak is observed for eight days before Holi every year and is considered to be a period of penance and an inauspicious time

Assembly election results 2022: A look at how chief ministers, past and present, performed in the polls
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Assembly election results 2022: A look at how chief ministers, past and present, performed in the polls

On Thursday, Yogi Adityanath grabbed headlines with a historic win. But not all chief ministers had a reason to celebrate. Pushkar Singh Dhami in Uttarakhand and Charanjit Singh Channi in Punjab had to taste defeat; they even lost their seats

2022 Assembly poll results: Rewriting India’s political roadmap where performance overrides caste factors
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2022 Assembly poll results: Rewriting India’s political roadmap where performance overrides caste factors

Political parties will now be forced to realise that caste factor notwithstanding, they have to devise ways of delivering performance.

Saffron UPsurge: No stopping the Modinaut as BJP notches up decisive victories in 4 states, AAP slays Goliaths in Punjab stunner
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Saffron UPsurge: No stopping the Modinaut as BJP notches up decisive victories in 4 states, AAP slays Goliaths in Punjab stunner

Is there any way to stop the BJP juggernaut? The BJP put on a splendid performance in the four states ruled by it, sweeping away the Opposition with its governance model mounted on pillars of welfarism, Hindutva and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unflagging popularity

Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Development has been our model, people will vote for us, says BJP's N Biren Singh
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Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Development has been our model, people will vote for us, says BJP's N Biren Singh

The Manipur chief minister also said that his party, the BJP, doesn't take people and that they come of their own accord. He also asserted that the Congress has no future

'BJP made a good football team': Manipur CM Biren Singh hopes to form solo govt
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'BJP made a good football team': Manipur CM Biren Singh hopes to form solo govt

Singh said he has had a 'bitter experience' with the coalition government. 'After polls, we may have a post-poll alliance with our fellow parties. We will not break up ties but we will not have any pre-poll alliance this time,' he said

Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Protests, resignations after BJP announces candidates; security stepped up
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Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Protests, resignations after BJP announces candidates; security stepped up

Party offices were ransacked in various parts of the state and protesters gathered in several areas with placards. Security has been stepped up around the BJP headquarters in Imphal

Chavang Kut 2021: Here's all you need to know about the harvest festival
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Chavang Kut 2021: Here's all you need to know about the harvest festival

The Chavang Kut developed from the week-long harvest festival of Chang (paddy) Kut, with the present state-level Chavang Kut being first celebrated in 1979 in the village of Keithelmanb

Manipur cabinet passes resolution favoring NRC; N Biren Singh says state will approach Centre
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Manipur cabinet passes resolution favoring NRC; N Biren Singh says state will approach Centre

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday said the state government is in favour of implementation of NRC and will approach the Centre for it in line with the one in Assam.

NPF to decide on withdrawing support to BJP-led govt in Manipur after Lok Sabha election process concludes
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NPF to decide on withdrawing support to BJP-led govt in Manipur after Lok Sabha election process concludes

Naga People's Front (NPF) has said it will formally announce its decision to pull out of the BJP-led government in Manipur after the election process is over.

Citizenship bill protests: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur CMs urge Rajnath Singh to ensure Rajya Sabha doesn't pass law today
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Citizenship bill protests: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur CMs urge Rajnath Singh to ensure Rajya Sabha doesn't pass law today

Political parties have been protesting against the citizenship bill, which will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today, on the grounds that the bill seeks to grant nationality to non-Muslims who came to India till 31 December, 2014, a greater deadline from 1971 as per the Assam Accord.

Rahul Gandhi 'congratulates' Narendra Modi for winning Philip Kotler Award, says it's 'so famous it has no jury'
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Rahul Gandhi 'congratulates' Narendra Modi for winning Philip Kotler Award, says it's 'so famous it has no jury'

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took to Twitter to "congratulate" Prime Minister Narendra Modi for winning the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award and questioned its authenticity.

Manipur journalist sentenced to year in jail for calling CM Biren Singh 'puppet of Centre'; detained under National Security Act
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Manipur journalist sentenced to year in jail for calling CM Biren Singh 'puppet of Centre'; detained under National Security Act

A 39-year-old journalist who works for a local TV channel, on 27 November allegedly after he uploaded videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur and the Centre for observing Rani Jhansi's birth anniversary.

Manipur University row: Vice-Chancellor AP Pandey orders ban on two varsity protesting bodies
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Manipur University row: Vice-Chancellor AP Pandey orders ban on two varsity protesting bodies

There was an 85-day-long agitation at Manipur University, during which MUTA and MUSA demanded Vice-Chancellor AP Pandey's removal over administrative and financial irregularities.

Nitish Kumar urges Manipur CM Biren Singh to ensure safety of students from Bihar over reports of assault in NIT
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Nitish Kumar urges Manipur CM Biren Singh to ensure safety of students from Bihar over reports of assault in NIT

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday telephoned his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh to express concern over reported assault on students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Imphal, many of whom hailed from the state.

Manipur CM Biren Singh questions luggage safety at airports, expresses alarm over video of theft by baggage handlers
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Manipur CM Biren Singh questions luggage safety at airports, expresses alarm over video of theft by baggage handlers

Raising concerns over the issue of safe baggage handling at airports, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday shared two videos of airport staff going through luggage.

2011 Manipur road rage case: Supreme Court seeks replies from Manipur govt, Centre involving Biren Singh's son
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2011 Manipur road rage case: Supreme Court seeks replies from Manipur govt, Centre involving Biren Singh's son

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and the Manipur government on a plea by parents of Irom Roger, a Manipuri youth who was killed in a road rage case in 2011 by Ajay Meetai, son of present Chief Minister Biren Singh. The parents of the deceased youth alleged that they fear for their safety.