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After 11-hr strike, Assamese protesters to launch economic blockade today, close export of petroleum and coal
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After 11-hr strike, Assamese protesters to launch economic blockade today, close export of petroleum and coal

Civil society organisations in Assam have announced indefinite economic blockade from Wednesday restricting movement of commodities from Assam to other parts of India to protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which is likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on 9 January

Manipur: Economic blockade to be lifted on 20 March after meeting between UNC, state govt and Centre
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Manipur: Economic blockade to be lifted on 20 March after meeting between UNC, state govt and Centre

The economic blockade in Manipur will be lifted on 20 March, according to media reports. According to a report by ANI, the agreement to lift the blockade was reached after talks between the United Naga Council, the Manipur government and the Centre in Senapati, Manipur.

Manipur: Naga groups reject Biren Singh's appeal to end blockade
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Manipur: Naga groups reject Biren Singh's appeal to end blockade

The United Naga Council (UNC) has rejected Manipur's new chief minister N Biren Singh's appeal to end the economic blockade of the state.

Manipur Election Exit Poll Results 2017 as it happened: Axis poll now predicts Congress victory
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Manipur Election Exit Poll Results 2017 as it happened: Axis poll now predicts Congress victory

Polling in the second and final phase of the Manipur election ended at 3 pm on 8 March. Voter turnout was estimated at 83 percent. In the first phase on 4 March, Manipur witnessed a record turnout of 84 percent.

Manipur Election Exit Poll Results 2017: Conflicting predictions keep BJP, Congress on the tenterhook
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Manipur Election Exit Poll Results 2017: Conflicting predictions keep BJP, Congress on the tenterhook

Polling in the second and final phase of the Manipur election ended at 3 pm on 8 March. Voter turnout was estimated at 83 percent. In the first phase on 4 March, Manipur witnessed a record turnout of 84 percent.

Manipur Election 2017 Highlights: Polling ends in state at 3 pm; voter turnout likely to be more than 80%
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Manipur Election 2017 Highlights: Polling ends in state at 3 pm; voter turnout likely to be more than 80%

Elections in Manipur will be held in two phases — on 4 March and 8 March — with the results being declared on 11 March. Representatives from 60 constituencies will be elected.

Manipur Election 2017: Over 80% turnout as phase one ends; PRJA candidate assaulted
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Manipur Election 2017: Over 80% turnout as phase one ends; PRJA candidate assaulted

Imphal: Over 80 percent polling was recorded in the first phase of elections to the Manipur Assembly on Saturday. Voting in the 38 constituencies, which went to polls on the day, came to a close at 3 pm, as per the Election Commission (EC) schedule.

Manipur Election 2017: 69 percent voter turnout till 1 pm
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Manipur Election 2017: 69 percent voter turnout till 1 pm

Imphal: Brisk polling with a voter turnout of 69 per cent was recorded till 1 pm in the first phase of Manipur assembly election on Saturday. Manipur Chief Electoral Officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan said 69 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the first five hours of voting.

Manipur Election 2017: Decoding the political lineation of Meiteis, Nagas and Kuki tribes
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Manipur Election 2017: Decoding the political lineation of Meiteis, Nagas and Kuki tribes

The state mainly comprises of three communities: Meitei, Naga and Kuki. The three lived side by side for centuries and developed their heritage in parallel within their respective ethno-social boundaries. But today they engage in what can be loosely termed as tribal politics.

Manipur Election 2017: In this poor state, people are not able to see beyond the hope of peace
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Manipur Election 2017: In this poor state, people are not able to see beyond the hope of peace

The economic blockade of the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Silchar roads, through which most goods enter the state, has overshadowed all other issues this election year in Manipur, the north-eastern state with one of India's highest poverty rates, high youth unemployment, and low growth

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

Manipur Election 2017: Sharmila refuses security escorts; PRJA vows to remove Afspa from state
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Manipur Election 2017: Sharmila refuses security escorts; PRJA vows to remove Afspa from state

Irom Sharmila Chanu has refused the security escort provided to her by Manipur state government authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India.

Manipur Election 2017: Ibobi questions Modi's remarks in Imphal over economic blockade
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Manipur Election 2017: Ibobi questions Modi's remarks in Imphal over economic blockade

On Saturday, Modi during an election rally held in Imphal promised to end the protracted economic blockade in Manipur if the BJP comes to power in the state, apart from assuring that the saffron party will do in 15 months what Congress couldn't do in 15 years.

Manipur Election 2017: Economic blockade will not impact polling, says chief election commissioner
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Manipur Election 2017: Economic blockade will not impact polling, says chief election commissioner

The Election Commission is confident that the economic blockade in Manipur will not impact the poll process in the state and has made all arrangements to ensure free and fair elections.

Manipur Election 2017: BJP tried to destabilise government, alleges Congress
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Manipur Election 2017: BJP tried to destabilise government, alleges Congress

Manipur Congress unit president TN Haokip on Wednesday accused BJP of "trying to destabilise" his party's government in the state by "engineering defection of the party MLAs".

Manipur Election 2017: CM Ibobi responsible for economic blockade, 'trick' to divide voters, claims BJP
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Manipur Election 2017: CM Ibobi responsible for economic blockade, 'trick' to divide voters, claims BJP

Accusing the Manipur chief minister of "deliberately" trying to derail efforts to end economic blockade, BJP state president K Bhabananda Singh has said they will initiate dialogue to end the impasse if voted to power.

Manipur election 2017: Miffed with state response post talks UNC refuses to lift economic blockade
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Manipur election 2017: Miffed with state response post talks UNC refuses to lift economic blockade

Days after the tripartite meeting in Delhi which was called for a resolution of the economic blockade in Manipur, on Tuesday, the United Naga Council (UNC) announced that they will continue the blockade citing the reason that the state government has still not called for a roll-back of the seven new districts created on 8 December.

Manipur imbroglio: Tripartite talks with Centre, UNC have only shifted focus from real issues
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Manipur imbroglio: Tripartite talks with Centre, UNC have only shifted focus from real issues

The future course of politics in Manipur would depend on UNC lifting the economic blockade or Manipur government revoking its decision to create new districts.

Manipur Election 2017: Home Ministry officials in Imphal to break deadlock with Naga agitators
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Manipur Election 2017: Home Ministry officials in Imphal to break deadlock with Naga agitators

A team of Union Home Ministry officials is in Imphal to hold talks with the Manipur government and a Naga group spearheading the agitation in the poll-bound state for a "definite solution".