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  • China drills amount to air and sea blockade, says Taiwan

    China drills amount to air and sea blockade, says Taiwan

    Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has also criticised the drills, saying they are an unnecessary reaction and Taiwan was committed to maintaining the status quo across the Taiwan Strait.

    August 3, 2022
  • Israel approves steps to ease Gaza Strip blockade

    Israel approves steps to ease Gaza Strip blockade

    Israel and Egypt have blockaded the Gaza Strip since Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007, a year after winning a Palestinian election

    September 1, 2021
  • US trade embargo causes $144bn losses for Cuban economy

    US trade embargo causes $144bn losses for Cuban economy

    The latest US sanctions against Cuba were imposed late last month.

    October 23, 2020
  • Maharashtra shutdown: Rail blockade in Palghar, Thane

    Maharashtra shutdown: Rail blockade in Palghar, Thane

    The Maharashtra shutdown called by some Dalit parties started with attempts to block suburban train services in Thane and Palghar and processions in Mumbai and elsewhere on Wednesday amidst tight security across the state. Groups of Dalit activists jumped on the railway tracks, shouting slogans and waving flags to attempt a rail-blockade at Thane and …

    January 3, 2018
  • Mizoram remains cut off as highway blockade enters 4th day

    Mizoram remains cut off as highway blockade enters 4th day

    The police official quoting the agitators said the indefinite highway blockade was called following the transfer of a senior doctor from the Kolasib District Hospital without posting a substitute.

    June 9, 2017
  • Indefinite highway blockade in Mizoram

    Indefinite highway blockade in Mizoram

    Mizoram remained cut off from the rest of the country by road as NGOs and student bodies continued a road blockade on a key highway protesting against the transfer of a doctor from a hospital, officials said on Wednesday. Several hundred goods-laden trucks, passenger buses and small vehicles were stranded on both sides of Kolasib …

    June 7, 2017
  • Indefinite blockade in Mizoram NH

    Indefinite blockade in Mizoram NH

    A conglomerate of NGOs and student bodies in Mizoram-Assam border district of Kolasib began indefinite blockade of NH-54, considered lifeline of Mizoram, from 5 am today. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) said it took this step as the people of Kolasib district were protesting against transfer of a surgeon from the district hospital without posting a replacement. …

    June 6, 2017
  • Blockade realities

    Blockade realities

    Manipur’s first BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, who was sworn in last week has already earned a feather in his cap by persuading the pro-NSCN(IM), Manipur-based United Naga Council to lift its 139-day economic blockade (the longest so far) of the state’s two vital lifelines the 214-km Dimapur-Kohima-Imphal highway and the 219-km Silchar-Imphal Road. The …

    March 27, 2017
  • Blockade realities

    Blockade realities

    Manipur’s first BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, who was sworn in last week has already earned a feather in his cap by persuading the pro-NSCN(IM), Manipur-based United Naga Council to lift its 139-day economic blockade (the longest so far) of the state’s two vital lifelines the 214-km Dimapur-Kohima-Imphal highway and the 219-km Silchar-Imphal Road. The …

    March 27, 2017
  • Manipur government convenes meeting to end blockade

    Manipur government convenes meeting to end blockade

    In its maiden Cabinet meeting, the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur decided to take steps to end the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC). A tripartite meeting has been convened on Sunday. Informed sources said that Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu and Commissioner of Arts and Information Radha Kanta shall …

    March 18, 2017
  • Last ray of hope

    Last ray of hope

    Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has a history of jumping  guns. In 2004, he could not wait for then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seated alongside with him on the dais, to declare the conversion of the Manipur University into a Central University. (The PM was in Imphal then to assuage the hurt feelings of …

    February 12, 2017