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More Kuki outfits join Manipur poll boycott amid fresh violence

More Kuki outfits join Manipur poll boycott amid fresh violence

Rediff.com6 days ago

The Kukis have already declared that they are not fielding any candidate in the parliamentary polls as an act of boycott.

LS polls: Why 'weapon drop boxes' are put in Manipur

LS polls: Why 'weapon drop boxes' are put in Manipur

Rediff.com7 days ago

In violence-hit Manipur, the general buzz associated with elections and the related paraphernalia of posters, banners and rallies are missing but it is the presence of these brown boxes with pictures of guns that is symbolic of the strife-ridden society struggling to return to normalcy.

Warring Kukis, Meitis agree on one thing: Not right time for polls

Warring Kukis, Meitis agree on one thing: Not right time for polls

Rediff.com13 Apr 2024

Living separately and refusing to co-exist in future, many members of both Kukis and Meitis communities ask - why elections at this time and what difference will they make?

'What did the people we vote for in past do for us?'

'What did the people we vote for in past do for us?'

Rediff.com8 Apr 2024

'If the government can conduct elections during such a time, I am sure they can find ways to bring peace and address the concerns of people. Everything that we had built over the years got burnt and now we are supposed to start our lives from scratch and we should also vote?'

LS poll: Over 24,000 Manipuris to vote from relief camps

LS poll: Over 24,000 Manipuris to vote from relief camps

Rediff.com7 Apr 2024

A majority of over 50,000 internally displaced people are currently staying at relief centres across five valley districts and three hill districts.

Why political parties opt for silent campaigning in trouble-torn Manipur

Why political parties opt for silent campaigning in trouble-torn Manipur

Rediff.com6 Apr 2024

The only visible hint of the impending election is the hoardings put up by local election authorities, urging citizens to exercise their franchise.

'Nation forgot us': Manipur women traders mull election boycott

'Nation forgot us': Manipur women traders mull election boycott

Rediff.com5 Apr 2024

Questioning the relevance of the electoral process amidst the ongoing turmoil, the women traders from various market associations, are contemplating a boycott of the polls with their major grievance being -- 'the nation forgot Manipur'.

Rate cards for LS election expenditure fixed, here is the list

Rate cards for LS election expenditure fixed, here is the list

Rediff.com29 Mar 2024

With polls to elect the 18th Lok Sabha approaching, district poll panels are fixing the rates for expenses as part of the election expenditure monitoring process.

From 53 in first polls, number of parties at over 2500

From 53 in first polls, number of parties at over 2500

Rediff.com21 Mar 2024

However, the national party count has gone down to six from 14 in over seven decades.

Poll code first imposed in Kerala in1960, here is its history

Poll code first imposed in Kerala in1960, here is its history

Rediff.com15 Mar 2024

According to the Election Commission of India, the code has evolved over the last 60 years to assume its present form.

India, UAE scripting better future on world's book with pen of time: Modi

India, UAE scripting better future on world's book with pen of time: Modi

Rediff.com13 Feb 2024

Hailing India and the UAE as "partners in progress", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the ties between the two countries serve as a model for the world and they are scripting a new history in the third decade of the 21st century.

How Ram mandir is a true amalgamation of India

How Ram mandir is a true amalgamation of India

Rediff.com24 Jan 2024

'The temple's construction is the result of collective wisdom of some of the best brains in the country. Water and sacred soil from almost all pilgrimage sites in India, including Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kailash Mansarovar, Prayags (there are seven Prayags) and all 'puris' (seven holy towns in India, besides Ayodhya) have been used in the making of the temple'

What garments, jewellery was Ram Lalla wearing?

What garments, jewellery was Ram Lalla wearing?

Rediff.com22 Jan 2024

The ornaments for the Ram Lalla idol consecrated at the grand Ayodhya temple have been prepared after an extensive research and study of texts such as the Adhyatma Ramayana, Valmiki Ramayana, Ramcharitmanas and the Alavandar Stotram, according to the temple trust.

I'm the luckiest person, says Ram Lalla idol sculptor

I'm the luckiest person, says Ram Lalla idol sculptor

Rediff.com22 Jan 2024

"I have always felt that Lord Ram has been shielding me and my family from all the bad times and I strongly believe that it is him, who chose me for the auspicious task," Yogiraj, who has received effusive praise for his work, told PTI.

People are skating, cycling, walking to Ayodhya

People are skating, cycling, walking to Ayodhya

Rediff.com19 Jan 2024

Walking, cycling and even skating! Covering long distances amid bone-chilling cold, people from all over the country and cutting across religions are flocking to the temple town of Ayodhya ahead of the consecration ceremony on January 22.

Two-tonne bell, 1-tonne lamp: Gifts pour in for Ram temple from India, abroad

Two-tonne bell, 1-tonne lamp: Gifts pour in for Ram temple from India, abroad

Rediff.com10 Jan 2024

More than 3,000 gifts for Lord Ram from Sita's birthplace in Janakpur in Nepal have arrived in Ayodhya.

Ayodhya redeveloped after studying Vatican, Jerusalem, Tirupati, says architect

Ayodhya redeveloped after studying Vatican, Jerusalem, Tirupati, says architect

Rediff.com9 Jan 2024

Efficient land use, minimum congestion, a focus on dharamshalas (inns) and homestays, upgrading the infrastructure while retaining the historical and cultural character of the city are some of the highlights of the plan prepared by Kukreja, the managing principal of CP Kukreja Architects.

After temple replicas, Banarasi sarees on Ram temple theme a hit too

After temple replicas, Banarasi sarees on Ram temple theme a hit too

Rediff.com7 Jan 2024

The weavers have received customised orders for various patterns on the sarees, including Ram Mandir motifs on the pallu, designs detailing life of Lord Ram right from his childhood to killing Ravana, and 'Shree Ram' inscriptions on the border.

140 private varsities set up in India in past 5 years; maximum in Guj: Govt

140 private varsities set up in India in past 5 years; maximum in Guj: Govt

Rediff.com24 Dec 2023

Such private universities are empowered to award general degree programmes without the specific approval of the UGC, the official said.

Weeks after Nuh violence, communities join hands for...

Weeks after Nuh violence, communities join hands for...

Rediff.com17 Oct 2023

Barely a few kilometres from Nuh, which witnessed communal clashes on July-end, a group of people belonging to different communities is busy preparing for Durga Puja.

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