While construction of railway line from Jiribam to Tupul is slated for completion by next year, the railway line from Tupul to imphal will be completed by December 2019, Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain has assured.
In connection with the upcoming 11th Manipur legislative Assembly elections, All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party on February 28.
India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform, Paytm has partnered with Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) to enable prepaid meter recharge for its consumers across Manipur.
No political party other than BJP could transform Manipur, stated Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while urging the public to strengthen the saffron party in the state so that it could usher in changes like the way it had done in Assam during a short period.
Observing that youths in the state are addicted to enjoying themselves by partying, organising feast, concerts and Thabal Chongba while neglecting major issues like economic blockade, ILP issue, Naga Accord etc, League of Indigenous People’s Uplifment (LIPUL), Uripok Khoisnam Leikai has imposed restrictions on organising Thabal Chongba programme ahead of Yaoshang festival.
Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Tuesday that he was ready for tripartite talks with the United Naga Council (UNC) to end the crippling three-month-long economic blockade.
Despite tall claim of chief minister O Ibobi Singh bringing significant development in Thoubal during the past 15 years, villagers in remote areas of the constituency are yet to see any sign of development till date.
Allaying apprehension that the on-going economic blockade of United Naga Council (UNC) might affect the poll process in Manipur, chief election commissioner (CEC) Dr Nasim Zaidi announced that all arrangements are being made to ensure free and fair elections.
It will be impossible for the BJP to win the ensuing 11th state assembly elections by threatening the public at gunpoint and violating their human rights in cohoots with NSCN-IM, stated deputy chief minister Gaikhangam on Wednesday.
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Tuesday said that it will deliver medical aid, including insulin, vaccines, serum and hormones, on a priority basis to Manipur.
Suspended Manipur police head constable Th Herojit of Lamsang, who is the prime accuse in the July 23, 2009 BT road firing case, and Human Rights Alert director Babloo Loitongbam were questioned by sleuths of CBI, Imphal unit on Wednesday as the probe agency formally reopened the case.
In what could be termed as ‘Black moment’ for Kangpokpi district, all private educational institutions in the district will be closed indefinitely from Thursday onwards owing to monetary demand from various underground elements.
Large number of students tried to storm the Raj Bhawan here demanding that the Governor of Manipur exert pressure upon the Centre to disclose details of the Framework Agreement signed between Government of India and NSCN-IM.
Presenting a brief account on deployment of central forces to sanitise the two national highways during the on-going economic blockade, Joint Secretary (North East) of Ministry of Home Affairs- Satyendra Garg, represented by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, submitted a compliance report before a full bench of High Court of Manipur on Wednesday.
Candidates of all political parties, who are contesting the upcoming assembly elections, will have to publicly declare their stand on the framework agreement signed between the Centre and the NSCN-IM in August 2015, Committee on Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK) general secretary Jitendra Ningomba has stated.
Imphal Riding Club (IRC), K&MMRS and Khurai Polo Club (KPC) all made light work of their opponents in the 7th 57 Mountain Division Polo Tournament on Wednesday. IRC inflicted a 7-0 thrashing on Chingkheihunba Polo Club-A as L Abinath made the most of the game, scoring five goals.
Yumnam Sitaljit Singh was crowned Junior Mr India in the 7th Junior/Masters/Physically Challenged/Senior Women’s Body Building/Senior Men’s Sports Physique/Senior Women’s Sports Model National Body Building Championship that concluded at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on February 19.
Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a six in the penultimate delivery to power India to a one-wicket win over South Africa in a last-ball thriller at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier Final at P Sara Oval on Tuesday.
TWO state security force personnel sustaining injuries when unknown militants ambushed the security convoy of deputy chief minister Gaikhangam on Wednesday, when the latter was en-route to his native village in Tamenglong district, suggests that the Manipur assembly elections will be far from being a peaceful, not to speak of being a free and fair democratic exercise as envisioned the Election Commission of India.
WITH the last date for withdrawal of candidature ending on Monday and 200 candidates remaining in the fray for the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections, the stage is finally set for the crucial polls, which many consider will see a bitter contest amongst established political parties as well as newly floated entities.
UNION home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday declaring that the framework agreement, signed in August 2015 between the Centre and the NSCN-IM, will not affect the territorial integrity of Manipur might have allayed apprehension of certain section of the society but his flat rejection that contents of the pact have nothing to do with redrawing the map of Manipur or other north eastern states, is likely to stir the proverbial hornet’s nest as the same agreement is being heralded as a path-breaking truce towards solving the vexed Naga political issue.