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Law and order situation has improved in Manipur, but not enough to repeal AFSPA, says N Biren Singh
India

Law and order situation has improved in Manipur, but not enough to repeal AFSPA, says N Biren Singh

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said insurgency-related violence has decreased in the state during the last three years and he has apprised the Union home ministry of the improved situation.

In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
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In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

In contrast to the recent elections in Manipur, AFSPA takes a back seat as civil societies and families continue their decades-long wait for justice

Purva Naresh on her unfinished Irom Sharmila play: We've already failed her; I can't do it again
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Purva Naresh on her unfinished Irom Sharmila play: We've already failed her; I can't do it again

Purva Naresh says, "One of the reasons I’m stuck with this script is because we as a people have already failed Irom Sharmila once. I can’t do that again. I need to have the script right.”

AFSPA lifted in Meghalaya: Before seeking law's repeal in Jammu and Kashmir, ask separatists to halt protests, violence
India

AFSPA lifted in Meghalaya: Before seeking law's repeal in Jammu and Kashmir, ask separatists to halt protests, violence

The government deserves praise for lifting AFSPA from Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. However, this must not act as a precedent to lift the law in Jammu and Kashmir, because the state is still violent unlike Meghalaya and Arunachal

Donald Trump's claims, Virat Kohli's invincibility, Jallikattu row: The bizarre year that was 2017
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Donald Trump's claims, Virat Kohli's invincibility, Jallikattu row: The bizarre year that was 2017

Considering how 2017 was, maybe getting through a year without being shot, maimed, mugged, fired, burnt or impeached is the new measure of success #YearInReview

Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal
India

Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal

Manipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar's office on Thursday morning.

'Irom Sharmila's marriage with British citizen would affect peace in Kodaikanal'; activist files petition
India

'Irom Sharmila's marriage with British citizen would affect peace in Kodaikanal'; activist files petition

A local social activist has filed an objection to the proposed marriage of human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila with her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho

Partial withdrawal of AFSPA in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh: BJP is finally paying heed to the writing on the wall
India

Partial withdrawal of AFSPA in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh: BJP is finally paying heed to the writing on the wall

The Home Ministry expressed its readiness for a partial withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) from BJP-ruled Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Data alleges 1,528 extra-judicial killings in Manipur; widows march against all odds for justice
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Data alleges 1,528 extra-judicial killings in Manipur; widows march against all odds for justice

Manipur widows have been quietly marching on against all odds, debilitating diseases and inner demons — a journey marked by few triumphs and numerous setbacks.

Manipur as it happened: Biren Singh, council of ministers to take oath on Wednesday; Amit Shah to attend
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Manipur as it happened: Biren Singh, council of ministers to take oath on Wednesday; Amit Shah to attend

On Thursday, as the major exit polls predict their results for Manipur Assembly Election, one clear takeaway is that BJP is enjoying an ascendancy in north-eastern states.

FP Playlist: Manipur elections results day, through the eyes of our rock star correspondent Irom Maiden
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FP Playlist: Manipur elections results day, through the eyes of our rock star correspondent Irom Maiden

Here's a list of all the tracks that were part of Irom Maiden's playlist on counting day in Manipur, and the circumstances wherein Irom felt it appropriate to play these

Manipur Election Result 2017: As NPF pledges not to support Congress, BJP is in position to snap up backers
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Manipur Election Result 2017: As NPF pledges not to support Congress, BJP is in position to snap up backers

The saffron party saw a giant stride in terms of gains in number of seats and vote share from what it was in the earlier Assembly election held in 2012.

Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila to quit politics but continue fight against Afspa
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Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila to quit politics but continue fight against Afspa

Imphal: Handed a humiliating defeat on her maiden foray into electoral politics, Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Saturday announced she would quit politics and blamed the people for letting her down.

Manipur Election Candidate-wise Results: Okram Ibobi Singh, Abdul Nasir secure huge wins for Congress
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Manipur Election Candidate-wise Results: Okram Ibobi Singh, Abdul Nasir secure huge wins for Congress

After two phases of voting, Manipur's polling process has ended and results will be declared on Saturday. Here's a brief list of possible chief ministerial candidates for the state:

Manipur Election Results 2017: Congress, BJP are neck and neck; will need support from smaller parties to form govt
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Manipur Election Results 2017: Congress, BJP are neck and neck; will need support from smaller parties to form govt

The final results for the Manipur Assembly Election are outThe final results for the Manipur Assembly Election are outThe final results for the Manipur Assembly Election are out

Manipur Election Constituency Results 2017: Congress secures key wins in valley and hill districts
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Manipur Election Constituency Results 2017: Congress secures key wins in valley and hill districts

The Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency has 32 legislative assembly seats. The Outer Manipur has 28 legislative assembly seats.

Manipur Election Results 2017: Irom Sharmila's brief stint in politics ends like a quick meteor shower
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Manipur Election Results 2017: Irom Sharmila's brief stint in politics ends like a quick meteor shower

Sharmila's party Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) failed to secure a single seat in the state and it's leader lost the fight against Manipur's three-time chief minister.

Manipur Election Results 2017: Key takeaways from the bitter political fight between Congress, BJP in the state
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Manipur Election Results 2017: Key takeaways from the bitter political fight between Congress, BJP in the state

While Manipur's political battle remained close between the two political giants — Congress and BJP — here are the key takeaways from this fight.

Manipur Election 2017: Disenchantment with the system could be reason for tie between Congress, BJP
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Manipur Election 2017: Disenchantment with the system could be reason for tie between Congress, BJP

Democracy could either spoil you for choice or leave you with no choice, just like neutrality isn't as much a result of confusion but a rejection of two sides that one perceives as equally imperfect.

Manipur Election Result 2017: State headed for hung assembly as Congress, BJP in close battle
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Manipur Election Result 2017: State headed for hung assembly as Congress, BJP in close battle

Manipur seemed to be headed for a hung assembly with the ruling Congress and the BJP locked in a neck and neck fight to emerge as the single largest party, overall trends in the vote count revealed on Saturday.