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Irom Sharmila welcomes twins at 46: Pros and cons of raising a child in your 40s

Irom Sharmila: The activist gave birth to twin girls Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara through C-section after 35 weeks of pregnancy. While late parenthood is on the rise, here are some things you need to keep in mind if you have a child in your 40s.

On Mother’s Day, twin girls for Irom Sharmila

Sharmila and her husband, Goan-born British national Desmond Coutinho, have named their daughters Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara.


Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho

In March elections this year, Irom Sharmila lost out to outgoing CM Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress and her party was humiliated. Post the election results, Sharmila said she would quit politics.

Manipur election results 2017 LIVE updates: Congress, BJP in neck-and-neck battle; Irom Sharmila secures just 90 votes

Manipur elections results 2017: The state is currently governed by Congress with Okram Ibobi Singh as the chief minister who has held the position since 2002.

Imphal court acquits Irom Sharmila in attempt to suicide case

Chief Judicial Magistrate dismissed the charges against the 'Iron Lady' saying the prosecution had not provided sufficient evidence to prove her guilt.

In a Broken Land

In Anubha Bhonsle's intimate portrayal, Manipur emerges as a wounded civilisation, where sorrow is a moral response to tragedy and violation.


Irom Sharmila acquitted in suicide bid case

Sharmila, 42, later said she would continue her struggle. “My struggle will continue till the time AFPSA is repealed. It does not matter whether I am released from jail or not,” she said.

15 years and counting: Irom Sharmila's protest against AFSPA

Irom Sharmila has been on a hunger strike since November 2000, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

Irom Sharmila produced before magistrate, re-arrested this afternoon

This afternoon, however, the police produced her before the magistrate and remanded her back to police custody under section 309 of the IPC.

Irom Sharmila released from custody, refuses to go with her supporters and breaks down

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

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Emotions run high as Irom Sharmila released the second time

The court of Judicial Magistrate Imphal East ordered release of 42-year-old Irom Sharmila from custody on Thursday.

Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested from protest site

Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. She had been without any kind of nutrition since the time she had been released Wednesday evening.


Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to continue fast

Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who was on hunger strike for the last 14 years, walked free on Wednesday.

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Irom Sharmila Ties The Knot With Desmond Coutinho In Kodaikanal

Irom Sharmila, the civil rights activist who sat on a hunger strike for 16 long years demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur, married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Sharmila married Coutinho, a British citizen, under the Special Marriage Act at the sub-registrar’s […]