Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 14, 2017
Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who received only 90 votes in her debut in the recent Manipur elections, will spend some time in a tribal settlement in Palakkad district.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday March 11, 2017
Hours after Thoubal handed her just 90 votes, Manipur's Iron Lady Irom Sharmila - who conducted a 16-year hunger strike demanding the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA --- said she would quit active politics and travel south to "calm" her mind. Barely 24 hours ago, the feisty activist had said she would "try again" in the n...
Offbeat | Written by Priyanka Pant | Saturday March 11, 2017
Manipur handed its 'Iron Lady' a humiliating defeat at the polls today. Irom Sharmila, who took on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in his stronghold of Thoubal, lost with a record margin. She got only 90 votes. Twitter was quick to comment on her stunning loss - some attributing it to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who publicly supported h...
India News | Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday March 11, 2017
Manipur is not happy with Irom Sharmila. The 'Iron Lady' who had taken on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, has lost with a record margin, polling only 90 votes. The three-time Chief Minister won comfortable with 10,740 votes. Ms Sharmila's chance of securing a seat in the 70-member assembly now rests on Khurai, the other seat from where she is con...
India News | Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday March 11, 2017
Irom Sharmila Chanu, the activist who ended an iconic 16-year fast to debut in politics and contest the Manipur election, said if defeated, she would try again -- in the 2019 national election. "I do not feel much affected by the result because people are yet to be given a chance... Everybody knows muscle and money power are openly used," Irom Shar...
India News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Saturday March 11, 2017
Manipur election results 2017 remain inconclusive with neither the Congress nor the BJP able to get a majority. The BJP, in its best performance in the insurgency-hit Northeastern state in decades, gave a tough fight to Okram Ibobi Singh's 15-year-rule to rank second. The Congress is likely to be the single largest party.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Aloke Tikku | Friday March 10, 2017
A stringent law that gives the central government unbridled powers to take over any property owned by people who migrated to Pakistan or China in the 1960s or later passed was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The upper house's nod - where the ruling NDA alliance is in a minority - comes days after Uttar Pradesh, home to a majority of these prop...
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Friday March 10, 2017
The Manipur assembly election 2017 has been unique in many ways. From peaceful polling amid a four-month long economic blockade, the BJP's surge as a formidable opponent in this Congress stronghold to activist Irom Sharmila's foray into politics and a high voter turnout in the two-phased polls for the 60-member assembly, Manipur is experiencing an ...
India News | Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Wednesday March 8, 2017
Uttar Pradesh and Manipur Assembly witness the last phase covering 40 and 22 seats respectively. All eyes are on the Prime Minister's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in UP. In Manipur, attention is on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh who is in a three-cornered contest featuring People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) nominee Irom Sharmila ...
India News | Wednesday March 8, 2017
Uttar Pradesh is voting in the final and last phase of the seven phase elections today. A total of 1.41 crore voters, including 64.76 lakh women are likely to exercise their right in the 40 seats that go to polls today.
India News | Edited by Arun Nair | Wednesday March 8, 2017
Manipur will vote in its second and final phase of assembly elections today. Ninety eight candidates will try their luck in the 22 constituencies that will vote in this phase. Chandel, Imphal East, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Ukhrul districts will vote for Manipur's next government today.
India News | Edited by Bidita Sen | Wednesday March 8, 2017
Manipur will witness its second and final phase of assembly elections today. As many as 22 constituencies spread across six districts will go to the polls today and 98 candidates will test their fate in this phase. The districts that will witness the election today include Chandel, Imphal East, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Ukhrul. Human rights cr...
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday March 7, 2017
Activist Irom Sharmila's challenge to Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress in his Thoubal constituency, is the most watched contest in tomorrow's second and last round of assembly elections in Manipur. But it is the BJP that has the man who has ruled the state for the last 15 years worried.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 7, 2017
Irom Sharmila will take on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the second and last phase of polling in Manipur tomorrow in 22 Assembly constituencies.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday March 1, 2017
In India, personal lives of politicians rarely become a poll issue. But in Manipur, activist Irom Sharmila's relationship with Desmond Coutinho, a Goa-born British citizen, is not only talked about, it may even cost her votes, fear her supporters.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 27, 2017
Irom Sharmila Chanu today refused to accept the 'security escort' provided to her by the state authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India. Ms Sharmila told news agency PTI that she has no enmity with anyone and has "nothing to fear about".
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday February 26, 2017
With just one week left for Manipur elections, Thoubal is right now the most keenly watched seat in the assembly polls where activist-turned-politician Irom Sharmila is taking on three-time Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh. Far from being dismissive of her, he says, he too began his political career as an independent. But Irom Sharmila wants to be the ...
| Friday February 24, 2017
Her life has been embroiled in struggles- a struggle to get educated, end an abusive marriage and fight off fatwas. However, she has not relented and is ready to stand up against the tide. Now in her forties, Najima Bibi is the first Muslim woman from Manipur to contest elections and is passionate about working for the upliftment of women. In Mani...
Assembly Manipur | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday February 22, 2017
Whether human right crusader Irom Sharmila Chanu's political party Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) makes a mark in electoral battle will be known when the poll results will be out on March 11. But PRJA has already notched up one small victory over the BJP, and its face for Manipur polls - Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP - that...
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 | Thursday March 9, 2017
Activist Irom Sharmila's fight against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress in his Thoubal constituency is being closely watched in Manipur. Irom Sharmila, the feisty activist of Manipur, who recently launched her party PRAJA or the Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance, dropped her hat in the poll ring to take the fight against the A...
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.