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Journalist detained in India for calling state CM a Modi puppet

GUWAHATI: A television journalist has been detained for criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in the capital, New Delhi. Kishorechandra Wangkhem was working for a television channel in the Manipur when he uploaded several video clips last month calling the state’s BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, a “puppet” of the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It is nothing but a blatant abuse of the law and…

Two Indian border guards killed in bomb blast

NEW DELHI: Unidentified militants exploded a bomb Wednesday outside an Indian paramilitary headquarters in the restive northeastern state of Manipur killing two soldiers, a force spokesman said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Border Security Force (BSF) base in the state capital of Imphal. But dozens of tribal, nationalist and small rebel groups operate in the remote region near the Myanmar border. About a dozen paramilitaries were taking part in an operation to check roads outside…

Picture of Indian schoolgirls pulling bus out of mud is going viral

ASSAM, India: An inspiring picture of Indian school girls from Manipur state forming human chain to pull out a bus stuck in mud is going viral. The picture came to light after a user on Twitter posted it with a description of the moment. The image was posted by a Twitter user, Lawai BemBem, and captioned, “Manipuri girls went for a study tour to Loktak Lake. Bus gets stuck in mud. Girls pull bus up and break the internet.” The girls were on a study trip to Loktak lake, fresh water lake in north-east India, when they…