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Gunmen open fire on villagers in India’s Manipur, three killed

Guwahati, India Reuters At least three people were killed and five seriously injured when gunmen in camouflage fatigues opened fire on villagers in India’s restive northeastern state of Manipur, officials said on Tuesday, as sporadic violence continued in the region. At least 180 people have died since fierce fighting broke out between members of the […]

Indian protesters try to storm home of Manipur chief minister

Riot police officers fire tear smoke shells to disperse demonstrators protesting against the arrest of five people, who police said were carrying weapons while wearing camouflage uniform, in Imphal, Manipur, India, on 18th September, 2023

Guwahati/New Delhi, IndiaReuters At least 10 people were injured on Thursday when Indian security officials used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters trying to storm the home of the chief minister of Manipur state, defying a curfew, a senior police officer said. Another police official said the situation was “extremely tense” after armed mobs […]

India’s Modi says peace returning to strife-torn Manipur

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi, India, on 15th August, 2023.

New Delhi, IndiaReuters Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday peace was returning to the strife-torn north-eastern state of Manipur where at least 180 people have been killed and tens of thousands forced from their homes in sectarian clashes since May. The Federal Government has deployed security forces to the hilly state bordering Myanmar governed by Modi’s […]

India’s Modi government faces no-confidence vote over ethnic clashes

A demonstrator holds up a placard, as police officers detain others during a protest against the alleged sexual assault of two tribal women in the eastern state of Manipur, in Ahmedabad, India, on 23rd July, 2023.

New Delhi, IndiaReuters India’s parliament on Wednesday authorised a no-confidence vote against Narendra Modi’s government by an alliance of opposition parties, to force the prime minister to address in detail concerns about ethnic clashes in a northeastern state. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has a clear majority of 301 members in the 542-seat lower house of […]