ESHA ROY

Profile

Manipur mulls lifting ban on liquor sale
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The CM’s proposal comes exactly a year after neighbouring Mizoram lifted its ban on sale of liquor in July 2014.

In Manipur militancy hub, Myanmar provides what ‘distant’ India does not
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Villages bank on barter across the border, militants provide more medical help ‘than state govt ever did’

At border village, recalling Army’s Myanmar operation: ‘We heard shooting, explosions… boom, boom, boom’
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

“Suddenly, we heard a lot of shooting and bombs going off in the near distance. Boom, boom, boom. We were wondering what was happening,” 55-year-old Hemlet Guite, a village elder, said.

Attack no hurdle to Naga peace talks but geography remains tricky as ever
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Sources say Muivah now appears willing to consider options floated by the Indian government, including more autonomy for the Naga hill districts of Manipur.

Manipur ambush: Amid Army operation, focus on villages rife with militancy
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Security experts in Manipur claim that Chorokhurnao village in Ukhrul was, in all probability, used by the insurgents as it is the shortest and safest route to the location of the ambush.

Hounded by kin, cops, Muslim couple goes into hiding
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

It was in August last year that Ahmad and Habib had met each other through a mutual friend.

Manipur ambush: Why the attack?
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

The attack is seen as an attempt by a miffed and slighted Khaplang to send out the message that they cannot be ignored.

Manipur ambush: Groups that attacked the 6 Dogra
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Esha Raoy profiles the NSCN (Khaplang), KYKL and KCP — outfits that killed 18 Army personnel in Manipur’s Chandel district last week.

Manipur ambush: Family identifies lone rebel killed, Khaplang outfit hails its ‘martyr’
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Family members have identified the body to be of 30-year-old Rajabglung Kamei, son of Alu Kamei of Noney in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

Attack on Army in Manipur: Unexploded IED, misleading calm
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

“The bomb is still live. We arrived after the incident was over and have been here ever since. We are conducting searches. But the insurgents could very well have left for Myanmar,’’ said a soldier from 6 Dogra Regiment.

Manipur Army ambush: Chandel has been a breeding ground for insurgent groups
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Chandel district in Manipur is also known to be a hub of cross border smuggling of arms and drugs.

Manipur ambush: 18 army men killed, 11 injured
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

At least 20 army personnel were killed and eleven injured on Thursday when an insurgent group ambushed their patrol in Chandel district of Manipur.

Manipur Autonomous District Council polls: Kidnappings mar campaign, vote today
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

The tumultuous campaign for the elections of the Autonomous District Councils come to an end on Sunday afternoon.

Manipur agriculture minister sexually harassed delegate at World Youth Summit, alleges youth activist
Sun, May 24, 2015

Kangujam alleged that the minister Abdul Nasir had asked two women delegates to his room in a hotel where they had put up, promising them money.

Manipur: Teen killed in police firing
Wed, May 20, 2015

The incident occurred on Sunday night when a group of young men were returning from a picnic in two vehicles from Selheipung Garden.

Youth shot at by Manipur Police for refusing to stop at checkpoint succumbs to injuries
Tue, May 19, 2015

Family and friends of the victim have called for an indefinite strike on the Imphal-Ukhrul road demanding the termination of all the commandos involved in the incident.

Curfew imposed in Imphal, 8 members of banned outfit held
Fri, May 15, 2015

The two masons died when they were taken "into custody" by the underground group during interrogation by the cadre members.

Dog Meat Row: ‘It’s a tug-of-war between way of life and modern outlook’
Wed, May 13, 2015

Elephants which may stray into Manipur from Myanmar are sought after and hunted as well.

World War II: Heroes of Forgotten Army get visitors on 70th anniversary
Fri, May 08, 2015

Manipur’s guest list for the recently concluded commemoration included dignitaries from countries which took part in the battle.

‘To be a craftsman in a language is incredibly difficult’
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

At the first-ever reading of Flood of Fire in India, Amitav Ghosh talks about his connections with Manipur.

The Big Picture: This road goes to a smart city
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

Haollenphai, located right on the Indo-Myanmar border, is set to change. It was named as the site of one of Narendra Modi government’s much-touted 100 smart cities.

A Slice of Royalty
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The last published book by Manipur’s MK Binodini Devi gives us a glimpse into the past and present of the northeast state.

Irom Sharmila released from custody, refuses to go with her supporters and breaks down
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

This is the second time in a year that Sharmila has been released.

In Nagaland power tussle, CMs former, present and hopeful
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

CM Zeliang has called for a confidence motion on Tuesday, but the rebels are not keen on it.

Nagaland CM calls for Jan 20 floor test
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Rebels say Zeliang ‘foreign account’ being used to lure MLAs, he says charge ‘political desperation’

Nagaland CM Zeliang faces rebellion
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Former CM Rio backs rebels; NPF suspends 7 legislators.

Nagaland’s ruling NPF suspends 7 dissident MLAs
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The party said that the members have been suspended for associating themselves with 'detractors and deviators'

Mass grave found on Imphal school campus
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

The compound was used as a camp by the 49 Battalion of the CRPF for more than 20 years.

Bomb blast in Imphal’s high security area kills 2
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Police sources said that the bomb was planted inside a betel leaf basket.

Modi’s Northeast visit: Manipur, Nagaland wait for PM push on peace talks
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Narendra Modi to flag off 19.75 km-long Dudhnoi-Mendipathar line today.

‘She told me to get her from police station as early as possible’
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Probe into Manorama death, slamming AR and indicating ‘sexual assault’, was kept under wraps for 10 yrs.

Who was Irom Sharmila: A look at the life she has lost, and memories that sustain her
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Who was Irom Sharmila before her extraordinary protest against the AFSPA took over her existence? As her fast enters its 15th year, a look at the life she has lost, and the memories that sustain her.

A Little India in Myanmar, with Hindi classes and an RSS branch
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Descendants of farmers brought from UP, Bihar, they celebrated Modi’s win.

I believe PM Modi will repeal AFSPA from Manipur: Irom Sharmila
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

People see me as a separatist. But, I am struggling for India’s integrity, she said.

From mud-&-thatch hut to mansion, father narrates Mary Kom’s story
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Mary's nephews, a cousin and several aspiring boxers, including two girls live with the family.

At Sarita Devi’s home, it’s like a death in the family
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Sarita’s loss in a controversial decision in the semis has been no less painful than a death in the family.