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Irom Sharmila Chanu today refused to accept the 'security escort' provided to her by the state authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India (ECI).


The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act -- the AFSPA -- is not the medicine for militancy and it is there to "extract resources" from Manipur, Irom Sharmila's party PRJA has said.


Odisha Assembly today witnessed a protest against Narendra Modi's alleged "anti-Odisha" remark with Congress questioning chief minister Naveen Patnaik's silence on the issue and ruling BJD demanding an apology from the Prime Minister.


Assam assembly today had its moments of humour when a member of the ruling coalition brought up the subject of clothes and asked about Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami's official dress code.


A huge quantity of explosives, suspected for Naxal activities, was seized from a godown at Basa in Rohtas district today.


Rajen Gohain, minister of state for railways visited Metro Railway, Kolkata today and held a high level meeting at Metro Rail  Bhavan with M C Chauhan, general manager and senior officers of Metro Railway.

Barun Das Gupta

Manipur goes to polls next month. Elections to the 60 seats of the State Assembly will be held in two phases – March 4 and 8. This Assembly election is going to be totally different from all other elections in the past. It is the Naga issue that is dominating the election scene. The Nagas mounted an economic blockade of the State on the 1st of November last year, to protest against the creation of seven new districts by the Congress-run Manipur Government.

G. Srinivasan

Post-demonetisation, the verdict on India’s economic performance from reputed global institutions has seldom been unambiguous. However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was the first to lower India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the current fiscal to 6.6 per cent in its updated world economic outlook report a couple of months  ago. This was at a time when the domestic authorities and other cheer-leading public and private institutions were cocksure of India’s growth clocking 7 per cent in 2016-17.

The Indian engineer who was killed in cold blood and the other who narrowly escaped death in Kansas were ‘mistaken’ by the murderer to be ‘Middle Easterners’. The sub-text is that if the victims had, indeed, come from the Middle East, then their murder would be fully justified. The two Indians were victims of the atmosphere of xenophobia that has been created as a matter of State policy in the United States after Donald Trump was pitch forked into the White House.