India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday February 19, 2017
A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal donated Rs 50,000 to rights activist Irom Sharmila's party in Manipur, his party's tallest leader in Punjab, Sangrur lawmaker Bhagwant Mann, followed it up with a month's salary. Mr Mann, who has taken on Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal from Jalalabad, tweeted this morning, saying he had donated ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 19, 2017
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has provided the much needed financial assistance to rights activist Irom Sharmila's party. Mr Kejriwal today donated Rs 50,000 to Ms Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), which is fighting the elections in Manipur. "I am donating Rs 50,000 as my small contribution to her and appeal to ever...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 18, 2017
Irom Sharmila Chanu, the Manipur activist who ended an epic 16-year fast last year, has taken to online crowdfunding to raise funds for her newly formed party Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA)
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Friday February 17, 2017
Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who didn't eat a morsel for 16 years while protesting against a harsh law, is contesting next month's Manipur polls against three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. Soon after filing her nomination papers, she started with an apology - on behalf of the man she is going to marry, Desmond Coutinho.
India News | NDTV | Thursday February 16, 2017
Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh while filing his nomination for the upcoming state assembly elections on Thursday said with conviction the Congress party would return with a "thumping" majority and would form the government for the fourth consecutive term.
India News | Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday February 14, 2017
The Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila, has reiterated her allegation that the BJP had offered her a ticket and to finance her campaign with Central funds -- a hefty Rs 36 crore. Today, she named a local BJP leader who had made the offer. The allegations of the activist -- who is contesting against three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh from ...
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Sunday February 12, 2017
Irom Sharmila, the feisty acitivist of Manipur, is busy with campaigning these days and aiding her in the venture is good old bicycle. The 44-year-old has ditched the usual car entourages that leaders in most states campaign in and taken to pedaling her way to reach out to people in Thoubal - the home turf of state Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday February 11, 2017
Manipur's famous human rights crusader Irom Chanu Sharmila is busy these days campaigning in Thoubal - the assembly constituency that three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress represents. Ms Sharmila, 44, who recently launched her political party Peoples' Resurgence And Justice Alliance (PRAJA), is contesting against the 68-year-o...
India News | NDTV News Desk | Friday February 10, 2017
Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, who posted a video on Facebook alleging that almost inedible food is served to soldiers at the frontlines, is missing, his wife told the Delhi High Court today. The BSF has been ordered to allow Sharmila Yadav to meet her husband at his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and stay with him for two...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 7, 2017
Rights activist Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur Chief Minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections to be held next month.
India News | Reported By Tanima Biswas, Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Thursday February 2, 2017
The wife of Tej Bahadur Yadav, a Border Security Force or BSF jawan who had alleged bad food and near-starvation in Facebook videos that went viral, today said he has been arrested and his "retirement has been cancelled." The BSF has said the constable is not under arrest.
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday January 18, 2017
Irom Sharmila Chanu, the Manipur activist who ended an epic 16-year fast last year and announced that she would contest elections, has decided to challenge Chief Minister Ibobi Singh in next month's polls in the state.
Wednesday December 21, 2016
Kareena Kapoor's sister Karisma Kapoor and friend Amrita Arora also visited Taimur on Tuesday morning
Monday November 14, 2016
The crme-de-la-creme of Bollywood was in attendance, and they clapped and cheered madly for SRK when he danced with Deepika, Madhuri, Sridevi and, yes, Sharmila Tagore
India News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Wednesday October 19, 2016
Activist Irom Sharmila today launched a new political party PRAJA or the Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance and said she will contest the Manipur assembly elections to be held early next year.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday October 14, 2016
"So yes, there are actresses who have been working pre and post-marriage and nothing changed in their entire imagery. There were a lot of actresses who did not work at all once they got married. And that is a possible choice, I believe," Kajol said
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 6, 2016
A district court in Manipur on Wednesday acquitted rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila in an attempted suicide case and the 'Iron Lady' announced that she would launch her political party this month.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 2, 2016
After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, rights activist Irom Sharmila now wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi expecting "good advice" from him.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 1, 2016
Noted rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has decided to fight Manipur Assembly elections, today said she has "no specific plans" for the polls and her only strategy would be to "connect the hearts" of people in the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 26, 2016
Rights activist Irom Sharmila, who had expressed her desire to contest Manipur Assembly election next year, today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought his advice on how to defeat "major political parties" in her state.
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday September 14, 2016
The first edition of The Bridge Conclave, which centers on gender empowerment, will begin on October 8 in New Delhi
Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 7, 2016
"I have been asked, but we are figuring out time when will I go and listen to the script because I've been running around with promotions. Once Pink releases, I'll hear it and then see," Taapsee said in an interview
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 28, 2016
Rights activist Irom Sharmila, who recently broke her 16-year fast, has been shifted to the Yoga and Naturopathy Health Spa Centre at Langol in Manipur's Imphal West district for recuperation.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 23, 2016
Irom Sharmila said on Tuesday that she had only changed her strategy against a law which gives sweeping powers to security forces as years of fasting against it had not helped.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday August 24, 2016
Two weeks after she broke her fast, Manipur's Iron Lady Irom Sharmila says she is ready to take her battle against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to other states. But there appears to be a stumbling block: She has no documents that confirm her identity - Pan card, Aadhar card or passport -- without which it is virtually impossible for anyone t...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday August 20, 2016
Irom Sharmila, who recently ended her fast-unto-death, had a pleasant surprise on Friday when her aged mother, Sakhi, came to meet her after 16 years.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 14, 2016
Days after she ended her epic 16-year-long fast, Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila today said there is no change in her decision to take a plunge into politics, notwithstanding the opposition to it and hoped to make a "new beginning" in her campaign for the repeal of the contentious AFSPA in the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 13, 2016
Days after iconic rights activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year-old hunger strike, a 32-year-old woman from Manipur today vowed to carry forward the protest against AFSPA with an indefinite fast.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 13, 2016
After breaking her 16-year-old hunger strike against AFSPA, civil rights activist Irom Sharmila has been asked by doctors to continue staying in the hospital for a few more days.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday August 11, 2016
Manipur's Iron Lady, Irom Sharmila, has stopped her fast. And her people find that hard to digest. Offered a home with a friend - 4 kms from her hospital -- the 44 year-old found the gates of the locality barred. Even the local ISKCON temple did not offer her a place to stay.