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Chief Minister of Manipur received Covid-19 vaccine dose during the launch of 'Tika Utsav' a four day vaccination programme in Imphal.

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Manipur Chief Minister Manipur N. Biren Singh inaugurates the 1st General Thangal Memorial Open Football Tournament 2021 at Mayangkhang Playground, in Kangpokpi district.

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Militants from different proscribed outfits surrender before Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh at a homecoming ceremony held at at 1st Manipur Rifles complex in Imphal.

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh poses for a group photograph with surrendered militants during a homecoming ceremony at 1st Manipur Rifles complex in Imphal.

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Tangkhul Nagas walk dressed in traditional attire after church service in Shangshak village, in Manipur. Most Naga villages areperched on mountaintops, originally built long ago to spot approaching enemies when the region was little more than a forest. But inspite of the terrain, on nearly every hilltop, there will be a flat rectangle to serve as a soccer field.

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Spectators turn their faces from wind blowing dust after a friendly soccer match in Shangshak village, in Manipur.

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The goalkeeper reaches for the ball during a friendly soccer match between villages in Shangshak, in Manipur. Everyone who can play can get chosen for a match. The team from Shangshak village was herded together hurriedly in a day's notice. Most spent the hours before the match painting a house, a common practice in the community where the culture of helping hands remains deeply ingrained.

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BJP National President JP Nadda during Manipur BJP State Executive Meeting via video conferencing from BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves at gathering during foundation stone laying for several development projects and inauguration of other major projects, in Imphal.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah being garlanded by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and others during the foundation stone laying ceremony of several major projects in Manipur.

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The Irang Bridge, which connects Imphal-Jiribam road on National Highway 37 in Taobam village of Tamenglong district, collapsed Sunday morning, in Manipur. One person got trapped along with the truck that fell into the river as the bridge collapsed.

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh meets family members of the three Assam Rifles soldiers who lost their lives in an ambush by terrorists in Chandel district of Manipur near the border with Myanmar, in Imphal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the foundation stone laying ceremony for Water Supply project in Manipur, through video conference, in New Delhi.

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Newly-elected Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba speaks during his felicitation ceremony, in Imphal.

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BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav (C), Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh (L) and newly-elected Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, in Imphal.

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Assam Rifles personnel practice 'yoga' to observe the sixth International Day of Yoga at Sajik Tampak village of Chandel district in Manipur.

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A civilian injured in a powerful IED blast being treated at a hospital in Imphal.

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Security personnel inspect the spot of a powerful IED blast at Thangal Bazaar, in Imphal.

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh visits an injured victim of a powerful IED blast, at a hospital in Imphal.

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh visits the spot of a powerful IED blast at Thangal Bazaar, in Imphal. At least six persons, including five police commandos, were injured in the blast.

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Launch of Poshan Maah in Manipur’s Thoubal district

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh hoists the National Flag on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in Imphal.

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A view of the Karang island, India's first cashless island, in Manipur

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A shopkeeper attends a customer at his shop at Karang island, India's first cashless island, in Manipur

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting, in Imphal.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi during an event at the Manipur State Film Development Society Auditorium, in Imphal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by the dignitaries on his arrival, in Imphal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches developemnt projects, in Imphal. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh is also seen.

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In this photo provided by Assam Police are seen seven Rohingya immigrants being handed over to Myanmar authorities after completing deportation formalities, at Moreh border post in Manipur. The illegal immigrants were detained in 2012 and since then they were lodged in Cachar Central Jail in Assam's Silchar.

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Manipur University students take out a protest rally

This grab made from video provided by KK Production shows rescuers carrying the body of a victim after pulling it out from the site of a mudslide in Tamenglong, in Manipur.

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Army soldiers dig at the site of a mudslide as they look for bodies of missing people in Tamenglong district, in the northeastern state of Manipur.

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A man walks past the site of a mudslide in Tamenglong district, in Manipur. A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains demolished tin-roofed homes on a hillside in northeastern state, killing at least eight children and one woman while they were sleeping, a government official said.

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Homes and fields are seen flooded with rainwater in Imphal. The plains of Imphal valley are prone to floods during the monsoon season that lasts from June to September.

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Repair works underway National Highway No. 37 after a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall near Imphal.

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People walk through the flood waters after heavy rains, in Imphal.

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Women participate in 26th Nupi Lan Memorial run in Imphal. The day commemorates the 1939 agitations by Manipuri women against Manipur Maharaja and British ruler.

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President Ram Nath Kovind visiting INA Museum at Moirang in Bishnupur district of Manipur.

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President Ram Nath Kovind being felicitated by Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh during Sangai Festival 2017 in Imphal.

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Artist performing Manipuri traditional dance during Sangai Festival 2017 in Imphal.

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An aerial view of the flood affected areas in Imphal, Manipur.

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An injured Manipur commando is treated after an IED blast near Khudentabi in Tenoupal district in Manipur.

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh speaks in the Assembly to prove his party's majority, in Imphal. Singh won the floor test with the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.

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Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla handing over the invitation letter to BJP leader Nongthombam Biren Singh to form the government of Manipur at Raj Bhavan, Imphal, Manipur.

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Nongthombam Biren Singh is greeted after he was elected at BJP legislature party leader, in Imphal. Union Power Minister and BJP observer Piyush Goyal and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar are also seen.

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Voters standing in queue show their identity cards during the first phase of Manipur legislative assembly Election at Lilong, Imphal West.

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Voters standing in queue show their identity cards during the first phase of Manipur legislative assembly Election at Lilong, Imphal West.

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A voter inside voting booth during the first phase of Manipur legislative assembly Election at Lilong, Imphal West.

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Security men patrolling a street on the eve of Assembly polls in Imphal.

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Security personnel leave for election duty on the eve of voting for the Assembly polls at Porompat, Imphal East.

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BJP President Amit Shah during a door to door election campaign in Wangkhei constituency of Imphal East district, in Manipur.

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh at an election campaign rally ahead of the Manipur Assembly elections, in Imphal.

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh at an election campaign rally ahead of the Manipur Assembly elections, in Imphal.

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Vehicles from Nagaland burned during the blockade

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Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh

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Supporters of Naga United Council (UNC) scuffle with security personnel during an agitation against Manipur government for creation of 7 new districts, in Senapati, Manipur.

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Angry people set on fire vehicles in Imphal East district in protest against the United Naga Council (UNC)'s indefinite economic blockade.

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Angry people set on fire vehicles in Imphal East district in protest against the United Naga Council (UNC)'s indefinite economic blockade.

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People stand in a queue for fuel at a petrol pump in Imphal. The state of Manipur is facing acute shortage of petrol and cooking gas as a result of the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1, 2016.

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Security men guard after protesters burnt a vehichle during a protest against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's visit in curfew bound Ukhrul district of Manipur.

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People burn tyres in protest against Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's visit in curfew bound Ukhrul district of Manipur.

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Political activist Irom Sharmila

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Amida Begum’s village is in India, but the common well lies in Myanmar

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The bridge over the Minal in Moreh, on the India-Myanmar border

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Najma A Heptulla is presented a bouquet after she took oath as new Manipur Governor, at Raj Bhavan in Imphal.

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Irom Sharmila addresses a press conference after a court appearance in Imphal, in the north-eastern state of Manipur. The 44-year-old activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest against alleged brutality by military, broke her fast on Tuesday, August 2016.

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Irom Sakhi Devi, 84, mother of Indian activist Irom Sharmila, holds and cleans a portrait of her daughter as media persons interview her at her home in Imphal, northeastern Manipur state. Sharmila, the 44-year-old activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest alleged brutality by military, is expected to end her fast on Tuesday, August 9.

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Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh paying homage at the mortal remains of Major Amit Deswal, at Palam Airport. Major Amit Deswal was killed during a combing operation conducted by the Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Forces in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

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Police escort social activist Irom Sharmila as she leaves the Patiala House court after a hearing in a case of attempt to suicide in New Delhi. Sharmila is on fast for more than 15 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

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Prakash Javadekar posing for a photograph with officials at Keibul Lamjao National Park in Bishnupur district during his two-day visit to Manipur.

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Members of the Manipuri National Council (MNC) lighting candles in the memory of the Manipur earthquake victims in Guwahati.

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Debries of building a day after it collapsed in a massive earthquake in Imphal.

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The interior of a market is damaged after an earthquake in Imphal.

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The interior of a market is seen damaged in an earthquake in Imphal after an 6.7 magnitude earthquake.

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Soldiers and locals remove debris from a damaged building after an earthquake in Imphal, capital of Manipur6. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast region before dawn.

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Irate protesters burn a police vehicle in Churachandpur district of Manipur in protest against the passage of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills in the Manipur assembly.

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Irate protesters burn a police vehicle in Churachandpur district of Manipur in protest against the passage of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills in the Manipur assembly.

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Irate protesters burn a police vehicle in Churachandpur district of Manipur in protest against the passage of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills in the Manipur assembly.

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Irom Sharmila The Cause Has been on fast since 2000 for repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in her home state Manipur The Effect The injustice persists, as does the Iron Lady’s fast. She was released in January this year, only to be arrested again a day later.

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Women form human chain during the 48 hour bandh called by the Students Wing of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) in Manipur demanding Inner Line Permit System in Manipur.

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Police fire tearsmoke shells to disperse women vendors of Khwairamban Ima Market during a protest in Imphal demanding Inner Line Permit System in Manipur.

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People look at the bridge which is washed away by the flood water in Thoubal District in Manipur.

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People in large numbers came out in the street protesting against police atrocities since the death of a student on June 10 during a protest rally in demand of imposition of Inner Line Permit system in Impahl, Manipur.

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Police fire tear gas shells to disperse the crowd during curfew hours at Manipur University area in Imphal West district, Manipur.

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Police fire tear gas shells to disperse protesters during curfew hours at Thangmeiband in Imphal West district, Manipur. Protesters are demanding for imposition of Inner Line Permit system in Manipur.

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Police fire teargas shells to disperse the protesters during a protest at Khurai in Imphal East district. The protesters were demanding for imposition of Inner Line Permit system in Manipur following the death of a student.

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Fired up The convoy that was attacked in Chandel district, Manipur, on Jun 4

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Four-year-old Janvi, daughter of late Randeep Singh, who was killed in Thursday’s rebel attack in Manipur, after his body was brought to Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir.

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A charred army vehicle at the Thursday's ambush site in Chandel district of Manipur. At least 17 soldiers were killed in an ambush by the militants.

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Wife and kids of Havildar Prakash Chand who was killed in ambush in Chandel District of Manipur, at his native village Siun in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

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A scene after a military convoy was attacked by an unidentified insurgent outfit first with a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing at least 18 army personnel and injuring 11 others in Manipur's Chandel district.

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Security personnel look on after an IED blast at Khwairamband Bazaar in Imphal, Manipur.

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An injured getting treatment at a hospital after an IED blast at Khwairamband Bazaar in Imphal, Manipur.

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Police officials investigate the blast site at Thangmeiband-Khoyathong Road in Imphal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presented with a painting by Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh during the Manipur Sangai Festival.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the Manipur Sangai Festival, in Imphal.

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Women in a queue, showing their voter identity cards for the Assembly elections in Thoubal, Manipur.

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Security men inspect the site of a bomb explosion near a Durga puja pandal at Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Imphal.

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An injured of a blast is being treated at a government hospital in Imphal.

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