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2006-08-16 23:39:19

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - The death toll in a bomb explosion at a Hindu temple in India's northeastern state of Manipur rose to five, and at least 35 people including foreign devotees were wounded, police said on Thursday. The explosion occurred near the state capital Imphal during prayers on Wednesday to celebrate the birth of the Hindu god, Krishna. Two Americans, a French and an Iranian women, who were at the temple run by ISKCON, the international Krishna consciousness...

2006-08-16 11:19:36

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - A bomb exploded inside a temple in India's troubled northeastern state of Manipur on Wednesday, killing 3 people and injuring more than 30 others, police said. The blast occurred during evening prayers to celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna, one of the country's biggest festivals and a national holiday. Police said at least 37 people were injured in the attack at the temple near Imphal, the state capital. One of the militant groups fighting for a...

2006-03-11 05:12:19

IMPHAL, India (Reuters) - Seven people, including a civilian caught in crossfire, were killed in gunbattles between rebels and Indian troops in the troubled northeastern state of Manipur on Saturday, police said. Soldiers attacked a well fortified rebel camp 95 km (60 miles) east of the state capital, Imphal, early Saturday, killing four separatist guerillas in a more than two hour gunbattle. One civilian was also killed when a stray bullet hit him. "The militants have been...

2005-09-13 05:29:45

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - The leader of a rebel group in India's northeast challenged the world's biggest democracy to live up to its name and let the people of the troubled state of Manipur choose for themselves if they want independence. Sanayaima, chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), said there was no room for peace talks with New Delhi without U.N. mediation, nor any middle ground short of a plebiscite on the restoration of Manipur's...

2005-08-24 08:00:13

By Simon Denyer ANGTHA, India (Reuters) - Sanamacha's mother collapses in tears as she strokes and clutches a photograph of her youngest son, sitting on the grass in his school uniform. Through her sobs, this wrinkled old woman remembers how hard her son studied for his exams, how he combed his hair in a center part even though everyone said it made him look older, and how he had promised to look after her in her old age. Just before midnight on February 12, 1998, 15-year-old...

2005-08-06 03:40:14

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - India airlifted tonnes of food and medicines on Saturday to the remote northeastern state of Manipur where tribesmen campaigning for a separate homeland have blocked roads and cut off supplies for nearly two months. Naga tribesmen living in Manipur began the blockade on June 19, leading to a severe shortage of food and fuel in the state's capital Imphal. The Nagas are demanding that all Naga-dominated areas in the northeast be united in a "Greater Nagaland." A...

2005-07-10 07:47:52

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Suspected Naga rebels bombed an army convoy on Sunday, killing two soldiers and critically wounding six others in India's northeastern state of Manipur, a defense spokesman said. The incident heightened tension in the volatile Manipur state, where tribesmen set ablaze more than a dozen government buildings on Saturday after soldiers shot at a protester. Last month a leading Naga rebel group said it was willing to renew a ceasefire with the government but only if...

2005-07-10 02:42:34

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Angry tribesmen set ablaze more than a dozen government buildings after soldiers shot at a protester in the volatile northeastern state of Manipur late of Saturday, officials said. "The situation in four districts of the state is tense and more central forces have been rushed there," Manipur's Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh told Reuters by telephone from the state capital Imphal on Sunday. He said Naga tribesmen had targeted the offices of top district...

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Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584 and were later being used by the calvary of the 1600 and 1700s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s,...

2007-06-25 08:40:45

The Eld's Deer, Cervus eldii, also known as the Thamin or Brow-antlered Deer, is a species of deer indigenous to Southeast Asia. There are three recognized subspecies. They are the Manipur Brow-antlered Deer found in Manipur, the Burmese Brow-antlered Deer found in Myanmar, and the Thailand Brow-antlered Deer found on Hainan Island. The Manipur Brow-antlered Deer is a rare and critically endangered species of deer. It is found in its last existing natural habitat at the Kaibul Lamjao...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'