Nitish Kumar's U-turn: Only `desi` liquor to be banned in Bihar from April 1

In a volte face, the Bihar government on Thursday announced that the state government will only ban country-made liquor from April 01, 2016. The government has also said that Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) will be made expensive to discourage people from buying it. However, Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan told on Friday that the state government will ban all kinds of alcohol. “The government feels that alcohol

Indian Army avenges Manipur attack

In a first ever operation, the Indian Army crossed Myanmar borders to strike against militants  hideouts, inflicting major casualties on the outlaws. According to media reports, army paratroopers ambushed the rebels and killed at least 12 militants. “Early this morning the Indian Army engaged two separate groups of militants along the Indo-Myanmar border,”  Major Gen Randhir Singh said. “This was done at 2 different locations, along the Nagaland and Manipur

Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

Condemning the re-arrest of Irom Sharmila, her family and various civil rights groups in Manipur today termed the move as “illegal” as a local court had earlier absolved her of the charge of trying to commit suicide by means of fasting.“This is a case of illegal detention by the police against a peaceful protester who has spent 48 hours without food and water. The court has already released Sharmila then

Court orders release of Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila

A sessions court in Manipur, Tuesday, ordered the immediate release of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for the past 13 years.The 42-year-old ‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur was kept under house arrest following fears that she wants to commit suicide. She is being nose-fed by the state government at a government hospital, which was

Grenade blast in Manipur

Five persons were injured when a powerful grenade exploded at a bakery shop in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said on Friday. Suspected militants hurled the grenade at the bakery shop at Chingmeirong area on the outskirts of the city last night. All the five injured were non-Manipuris, police said.