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…
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…
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…
NEW DELHI: Indian forces Tuesday hunted down and inflicted "significant casualties" on rebel groups allegedly involved in the killing of 20 soldiers in the remote northeast of the country last week, officials said.
GUWAHATI: Indian army launched an operation in the northeastern state of Manipur on Friday to hunt tribal separatist guerrillas who killed at least 20 soldiers in the deadliest attack on security forces in the state in more than two decades.
NEW DELHI: An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities walked free on Wednesday from a prison hospital where doctors had force-fed her to keep her alive.