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  • After Poll Debacle, Irom Sharmila In Kerala To Live Among Tribals

    After Poll Debacle, Irom Sharmila In Kerala To Live Among Tribals

    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.

  • With 90 Votes After 16-Year Struggle, Irom Sharmila Bows Out Of Politics

    With 90 Votes After 16-Year Struggle, Irom Sharmila Bows Out Of Politics

    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...

  • Manipur Election Results 2017: Activist Irom Sharmila Got Only 90 Votes, Twitter Is Shocked

    Manipur Election Results 2017: Activist Irom Sharmila Got Only 90 Votes, Twitter Is Shocked

    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...

  • Manipur Election Results 2017: Thoubal Gave Only 90 Votes To Irom Sharmila

    Manipur Election Results 2017: Thoubal Gave Only 90 Votes To Irom Sharmila

    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...

  • Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila Says 'Will Try Again In 2019 If I Fail'

    Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila Says 'Will Try Again In 2019 If I Fail'

    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...

  • Manipur Election Results 2017 Highlights: Congress Leads BJP In Inconclusive Results

    Manipur Election Results 2017 Highlights: Congress Leads BJP In Inconclusive Results

    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.

  • Enemy Property Bill Clears Rajya Sabha. May Hit Sharmila Tagore, Saif Too

    Enemy Property Bill Clears Rajya Sabha. May Hit Sharmila Tagore, Saif Too

    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...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: A Village That Voted Thrice In Seven Days

    Manipur Elections 2017: A Village That Voted Thrice In Seven Days

    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 ...

  • Final Phase Of Polling In UP, Manipur Today; PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi In Focus

    Final Phase Of Polling In UP, Manipur Today; PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi In Focus

    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 ...

  • UP Elections 2017 Highlights: 60.5% Voting In Phase 7, Women Turn Out In Large Numbers

    UP Elections 2017 Highlights: 60.5% Voting In Phase 7, Women Turn Out In Large Numbers

    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.

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Key Candidates Contesting In Phase 2

    Manipur Elections 2017: Key Candidates Contesting In Phase 2

    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.

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Lone BJP Candidate With Criminal Past In Phase 2

    Manipur Elections 2017: Lone BJP Candidate With Criminal Past In Phase 2

    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...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: The BJP Factor That Has Congress' Ibobi Singh Worried In The Manipur Hills

    Manipur Elections 2017: The BJP Factor That Has Congress' Ibobi Singh Worried In The Manipur Hills

    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.

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Vs Okram Ibobi Singh In Phase 2 Tomorrow

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Vs Okram Ibobi Singh In Phase 2 Tomorrow

    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.

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's Romance May Trip Her Political Debut, Feel Supporters

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's Romance May Trip Her Political Debut, Feel Supporters

    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.

  • Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila Refuses To Accept Security Provided By State

    Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila Refuses To Accept Security Provided By State

    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".

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Picks A David vs Goliath Fight For Thoubal

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Picks A David vs Goliath Fight For Thoubal

    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 ...

  • The Life And Struggles Of Najima Bibi: Manipur’s First Muslim Woman To Contest Elections

    The Life And Struggles Of Najima Bibi: Manipur?s First Muslim Woman To Contest Elections

    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...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: When Irom Sharmila Got BJP to Move PM Modi's Rally Out Of Kangla Fort

    Manipur Elections 2017: When Irom Sharmila Got BJP to Move PM Modi's Rally Out Of Kangla Fort

    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...

  • Manipur Election 2017: AAP Lawmaker Bhagwant Mann Donates Month's Salary To Irom Sharmila's Party

    Manipur Election 2017: AAP Lawmaker Bhagwant Mann Donates Month's Salary To Irom Sharmila's Party

    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 ...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Donates Rs 50,000 To Irom Sharmila's Party

    Manipur Elections 2017: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Donates Rs 50,000 To Irom Sharmila's Party

    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...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Activist Irom Sharmila's Party Raising Money Through Crowdfunding To Fight Polls

    Manipur Elections 2017: Activist Irom Sharmila's Party Raising Money Through Crowdfunding To Fight Polls

    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)

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila, Star Candidate, Apologises For Fiance's 'Abusive' Behaviour

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila, Star Candidate, Apologises For Fiance's 'Abusive' Behaviour

    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.

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila, Okram Ibobi Singh File Nominations

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila, Okram Ibobi Singh File Nominations

    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.

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila And 36 Crore Allegation Controversy

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila And 36 Crore Allegation Controversy

    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 ...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Can Bring Change In Manipur, Say Supporters

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Can Bring Change In Manipur, Say Supporters

    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...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila On BJP's Offer, Arvind Kejriwal's Advice

    Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila On BJP's Offer, Arvind Kejriwal's Advice

    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...

  • 'BSF Jawan Missing': Court Says Allow Wife To Stay With Him For 2 Days

    'BSF Jawan Missing': Court Says Allow Wife To Stay With Him For 2 Days

    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...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Activist Irom Sharmila To Contest Against State's Chief Minister

    Manipur Elections 2017: Activist Irom Sharmila To Contest Against State's Chief Minister

    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.

  • Jawan Who Complained About Bad Food Arrested, Alleges Wife; BSF Says No

    Jawan Who Complained About Bad Food Arrested, Alleges Wife; BSF Says No

    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.

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