Within a day of Congress President Rahul Gandhi kick-starting the party's election campaign in Manipur, five former party MLAs and many workers quit the party on Thursday and joined a regional outfit.
About the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which Gandhi calls the "Gabbar Singh Tax", he said it was introduced to benefit Modi's "wealthy friends while the small and medium traders were hit below the belt".
He said the Manipur government had approached the Central government for implementing the National Register of Citizens in the state as in Assam. This will help the police identify and arrest foreigners, he added.
Welcomed by thunderous chants of "Mary Mary" at the jampacked K.D. Jadhav hall, the Indian took the ring with a statistical and psychological advantage over her Ukrainian opponent, whom she recently beat at the Silesian Women's Open semi-finals in Poland.
Panmei and his team along with the police and fire fighters are searching for the two missing children, but District Collector Ravindra Singh said chances of finding them alive were slim.
The ten, five men and as many women, were arrested by police commandos who said two persons who prepared travel documents for them have also been taken into custody.
The BSF said in a statement that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off around 1.30 p.m. inside a store situated on the roadside near the BSF headquarter campus.
Tripura Chief Minister designate Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday promised to give proper attention to solve all the problems of Manipuri settlers in the state.
"Statehood Day is always remembered by the people with pride and happiness, a joyous occasion to celebrate and walk alongside other states in taking the country forward.
The sources said the two air dispensaries will operate from Shillong and Imphal for six states. The services will cater to six northeastern states, barring Assam.
The unemployment figure is exceptionally high in the northeast. There are over eight lakh educated youths in Manipur which has a population less than 28 lakh.
The incident took place at 6 a.m., near the District Collectorate, when suspected insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb on the roadside.
"People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists," the Dalai Lama said at a public reception here on the second day of a three-day visit to Manipur.
The fair is organised by the North East Mela Association ahead of the Ningol Chakkouba, the biggest social festival in Manipur to be held next week.
The four-time Chief Minister, who was admitted to the hospital on July 1 with serious medical problems, died at 8.15 p.m.
The deceased, identified as Rifleman Arjun (only first name disclosed), died in a hospital near here, sources said.
At least 10 persons were killed and dozens injured in Senapati district when a bus fell into a gorge along National Highway 2.
Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani appearing for Gopal Ansal urged the court to give a few more days to him as he had moved the President for mercy and pardon.
The BJP media in-charge Victore Shome today posted in a social media - "Advance announcement, the CPI-M, Congress and TMC are going for an alliance in wake of 2018 poll."
Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Group-promoted Idea Cellular on Monday announced their much-awaited amalgamation.