Direct rule imposed on India's Manipur state
| New Delhi
Direct central government rule was imposed on the northeast Indian state of Manipur where rebel groups are demanding independence. New Delhi announced the move a day after the state's chief minister, Rishang Keishing, resigned rather than be defeated in a no-confidence motion in the state assembly. His 93 -day-old government was reduced to a minority earl ier this week when 10 members of his party defected.