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Nagaland government appeals for calling off blockade


August 21st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 21 (IANS) The Nagaland government Tuesday appealed to the Assam-based organisations to call off their indefinite economic blockade of National Highway 39, the lifeline of Nagaland and Manipur.Five ... Read more...

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Odisha villagers lift blockades from Jindal project site


July 25th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) The economic blockade, launched by villagers near a steel project site in Odisha demanding higher compensation for land, was lifted Wednesday after the authorities agreed to ... Read more...

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BJP enforces Jharkhand economic blockade against railway budget


March 15th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 15 (IANS) Railway services were affected in Jharkhand Thursday as the ruling BJP enforced a three-hour economic blockade to protest the "neglect of the state" in the railway ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh politicians fume as cement prices rise again


February 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 4 (IANS) Politicians cutting across party lines in one of the country's leading cement producing states, Chhattisgarh, Saturday slammed cement companies for raising prices through cartelisation.Ruling BJP leader ... Read more...

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Shutdowns, blockades: Manipur’s main poll issues


January 25th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) The common man in Manipur has one big hope from Saturday's assembly polls - a lasting solution to shutdowns. They are still smarting from ... Read more...

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Protest in Chhattisgarh over rising cement prices


January 11th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) Nearly 500 people Wednesday blocked the entry points of Century Cement's production unit in Chhattisgarh to protest rising prices of cement, police said.Members of ... Read more...

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Impose ban on KMSS: Arunachal government


December 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government Saturday urged New Delhi to impose a ban on the Krishak Mukti Samaj Samity (KMSS), a farmer's group in Assam spearheading the ... Read more...

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Congress eyes hat trick in Manipur (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 25 (IANS) The battlelines for next month's assembly elections in Manipur has been drawn, with the ruling Congress party eyeing a political hat trick and the regional ... Read more...

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Manipur parties in poll mode for Jan 28 battle


December 25th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 25 (IANS) With polls to the 60-member Manipur assembly scheduled to be held Jan 28, parties in the northeastern state are gearing up to reach out to ... Read more...

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Lives in peril: Inside Manipur’s drug zone


December 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Churachandpur (Manipur), Dec 13 (IANS) A litter of cigarette stubs, abandoned syringes and used contraceptives greet a visitor to one of the four drug hangout joints in Manipur's second largest ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea linked to Manipur blockade


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking directions to the central and Manipur governments to prevent a repeat of the just-concluded over ... Read more...

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For people in Imphal, the state is a failure


December 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 11 (IANS) Ibungochoubi Ningthoukhongjam, 49, owns five mobile phones, not because he is a gadget freak but to ensure he does not lose contact during an emergency, as ... Read more...

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Shops owned by Keralites attacked in Tamil Nadu


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The political tussle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam has shifted to the streets of Chennai, Coimbatore and Thanjavur with fringe Tamil groups ... Read more...

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Avoid economic blockade as form of agitation: PM


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said frequent strikes and economic blockades in Manipur would only impede development and bring untold miseries to the commoners and ... Read more...

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Nagas warn of fresh action as PM visits Manipur


December 3rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) The United Naga Council, which recently lifted the over 100-day economic blockade of Manipur, Saturday warned of fresh action if their land is "bifurcated". The ... Read more...

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Situation in Manipur remains grim: Minister


December 1st, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) The state of affairs remains grim in Manipur even though a crippling 121-day economic blockade has been temporarily lifted, says a minister while stressing that ... Read more...

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Blast in Imphal, one killed


November 30th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 30 (IANS) A suspected separatist bomber was killed when an explosive device he was carrying to plant at a festival venue in this Manipur capital exploded ... Read more...

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United Naga Council temporarily lifts Manipur blockade


November 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) The indefinite economic blockade in Manipur that entered its 121st day Monday has been temporarily withdrawn, said a leader of the United Naga Council (UNC) ... Read more...

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Blocklade-hit Manipuris find solace in cultural fest


November 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Affected by the more than 100 days of gruelling economic blockade and ethnic clashes, people here are trying to find some solace in the ongoing 10-day ... Read more...

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On Day 100, Manipur warns of ‘harsh action’


November 8th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 8 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Tuesday warned of "harsh action" against protestors as the economic blockade on the national highway entered its 100th day ... Read more...

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Manipur blockade enters 100th day, supplies drying up


November 8th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 8 (IANS) The indefinite economic blockade in Manipur entered its 100th day Tuesday with no signs that the government was making an effort to break the deadlock and ... Read more...

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BJP slams government for Manipur blockade


November 7th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday described the situation in Manipur as grim despite one group lifting the highway blockade and urged the central ... Read more...

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Manipur on brink of breakdown with 99 days of blockade


November 7th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 7 (IANS) As one travels along the national highway in Manipur inhabited by two rival tribal groups - the Kukis and the Nagas, one can see the ... Read more...

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Total blockade in parts of Manipur, life badly affected


November 4th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 4 (IANS) A three-day 'total blockade' called by Naga leaders has begun in parts of Manipur despite an appeal by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Chief ... Read more...

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Resolve issues through dialogue: Chidambaram


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday urged people in Manipur to resolve all issues through dialogue, even as there is no end in sight to the ... Read more...

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Economic blockade of any area unjustified: Sushma Swaraj


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The economic blockade of any part of the country was wrong and must be prevented in future, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj ... Read more...

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92-day Manipur blockade partially lifted


November 1st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 1 (IANS) The 92-day economic blockade in Manipur was partially lifted Tuesday with one of the two striking groups ending its agitation following a written assurance by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram appeals for suspension of Manipur blockade


October 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday appealed to groups demanding a separate district in Manipur to suspend their 92-day-old economic blockade, which has led to ... Read more...

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Is anyone listening, ask hapless Manipur residents as blockade continues


October 30th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 30 (IANS) For some, it has become a way of life. As the economic blockade in Manipur crossed an unprecedented 90 days, its residents continue to wait ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit blockade-hit Manipur


October 29th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will visit Manipur, where an economic blockade to press for a separate district has resulted in soaring prices of ... Read more...

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For a day, Manipur forgets blockade and celebrates


October 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 28 (IANS) The markets were buzzing with excited revellers - many haggling over the price of fish - and there was excited chatter at homes as people prepared ... Read more...

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Prices soar in blockade-hit Manipur


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 23 (IANS) The economic blockade in Manipur demanding a separate district entered the 84th day Sunday, even as it has led to sky rocketing prices of various ... Read more...

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BJP team meets PM over Manipur blockade


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party president Nitin Gadkari met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday on the continuing economic blockade ... Read more...

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Gadkari to meet PM on Manipur blockade


October 21st, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, a team of party leaders from Manipur will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday over ... Read more...

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Parties demand President’s Rule in blockade-hit Manipur


October 14th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal/Agartala, Oct 14 (IANS) Opposition parties Friday demanded imposition of President's Rule in Manipur where a 75-day-long highway blockade has made the prices of essentials shoot up two to ... Read more...

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