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Irom Sharmila

‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila becomes mother to twin girls

The human rights activist, who carried out the world’s longest hunger strike for the repealing of AFSPA, gave birth to twins.

13 May 2019 3:55 PM

Decoding Irom

Theatre veterans Shanta Gokhale and Mahesh Dattani have collaborated to bring to the stage the conflicts and struggles of the Iron Lady Irom Sharmila.

02 Jan 2019 12:06 AM

Irom Sharmila to marry her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in TN

She filed the application for registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act Wednesday evening in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.

13 Jul 2017 8:50 PM

Irom Sharmila to marry Briton in Kerala?

After denial of the passport, Sharmila is said to have planned to solemnise her marriage in Kerala.

04 May 2017 3:42 AM

In Modi era, Opp must change tactics

Pseudo-development linked to the rise of an increasing authoritarian society is the battle before us.

21 Mar 2017 2:31 AM


Irom Sharmila to live among tribals in Kerala after poll debacle

Sources close to her said that she would spend around one month in Attappadi, one of the largest tribal settlements of Kerala.

15 Mar 2017 12:49 PM

Irom Sharmila loses in Manipur: Self sacrifice doesn't get votes

The 44-year-old rights activist, who contested against CM Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency, could manage to secure only 90 votes.

11 Mar 2017 6:37 PM

Manipur Assembly election result: Irom Sharmila gets just 90 votes, loses to Ibobi Singh

The 44-year-old rights activist had contested the Assembly polls from Thoubal Assembly against the three-time Chief Minister.

11 Mar 2017 12:01 PM

Will Modi’s magic work again, or will UP say no?

A defeat for the BJP in UP and other states will be crushing for Mr Modi.

10 Mar 2017 2:28 AM

As Manipur simmers, will the lotus bloom?

This is for the first time in 15 years that the Congress is faced with a real Opposition that is threatening to unseat the party.

04 Mar 2017 5:19 AM


Will Iron Sharmila's fight against AFSPA turn tables in Manipur?

Despite her recognition and fame, Sharmila appears to have failed to generate much interest among the voters.

03 Mar 2017 6:23 PM

Rahul Gandhi to counter PM Modi in Imphal today

The PM, in his rally, implied that to get any work done in Manipur, people pay 10 per cent commission.

28 Feb 2017 6:59 AM

AFSPA fight not over, only strategy changed: Irom Sharmila

Ms Sharmila said a section of people even wanted her “martyrdom” during the 16 year old fast against AFSPA that she decided to end last year

20 Feb 2017 1:47 AM

Bhagwant Mann donates 1 month salary to Irom Sharmila's party

Earlier, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal donated Rs 50,000 to Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance.

19 Feb 2017 2:34 PM

BJP offered me Rs 36 cr to contest Manipur polls, claims Irom Sharmila

‘Just after my fast, I met a BJP leader who suggested that I will need lots of money for fighting polls.’

13 Feb 2017 6:15 PM


In Manipur, it’s Irom Sharmila against CM Okram Ibobi Singh

The Congress had released a list of 60 candidates for Manipur Assembly elections on February 3.

07 Feb 2017 1:56 AM

Manipur polls: Rights activist Irom Sharmila to contest against CM Ibobi

She broke her 16-year-old hunger strike and declared that she wants to become the CM so that she could press for repeal of AFSPA.

06 Feb 2017 3:25 PM

Irom Sharmila awaits EC confirmation for 'whistle' as party symbol

The main reason behind choosing the image of whistle is to awaken the people to end corruption, says party convener.

02 Feb 2017 2:15 PM

‘Iron Lady’ enters politics after 16 years of fasting

Irom Sharmila is also taking the help of social media to spread her message.

29 Jan 2017 6:40 AM

Will take on Manipur CM in Assembly polls: Irom Sharmila

In October last, the 44-year-old activist had formed her own party, the Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance.

02 Jan 2017 7:47 PM