State struggles to wriggle out of poverty chart

In 2018, India happily lost the distinction of being the country with the largest number of poor. The number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.9 a day) has been falling fast. Presently 21.92 per cent of population lives below the poverty line.

FIR lodged against MLA Meghachandra

An FIR has been lodged at Lamlai police station against Wangkhem assembly constituency MLA K Meghachandra in connection with his alleged misconduct near 7/40 polling station on the polling day of Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency on April 18.

Three arrested for intimidating voters

Three youths have been arrested by Lamlai police on Sunday on the charge of unauthorised possession of gun and displaying the same to intimidate people of Chalou and Pungdongbam areas in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections for Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency as well as after votes were cast.

Congress releases plan on national security

Congress on Sunday released its plan on national security which emphasises on five key issues - assuming India's rightful place in global affairs, securing the neighbourhood, internal security, protecting people and strengthening capabilities.

Ballot system better option for democracy: MPP candidate

Y Jugindro, who contested the just concluded Lok Sabha election in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency on Manipur People’s Party (MPP) ticket, has stated that use of ballot paper system in elections would give more meaning to democracy, considering instances of proxy voting, other electoral malpractices reported during voting on Thursday and widespread malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

BJP agent petitions ECI for re-poll in 220 PSs

Election agent of BJP candidate in Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha election has approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) with the request for excluding votes cast in 220 polling stations in Senapati district during the first phase election from the counting process. In a written complaint lodged in this regard,

Drug traffickers from state held in Nagaland

Two Manipuri drug traffickers have been arrested along with 900 grams of brown sugar and four live rounds of ammunition in Khuzuma in Nagaland,

NE meet takes anti-CAB resolutions

Several civil society organisations of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have joined hands together in organising The North East People’s Conference 2019 at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound here on Tuesday.

PM to campaign in state on Apr 7, Amit Apr 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the state on April 7 to begin the campaign of BJP in the state for election to the Outer and Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies scheduled to be held on April 11 and 18 respectively.

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Rich tributes paid to martyrs of Mayangkhang Battle

Mayangkhang General in association with Justice Committee on Anglo-Manipuri War, 1891 Martyrs and Freedom Fighters of Kangleipak (Manipur) paid rich tributes to the known and unknown martyrs of Manipur at Thangal General Ecological Park, Mayangkhang on Wednesday while commemorating the 128th anniversary of the Battle of Mayangkhang under the theme, “Commemoration, Preservation and Protection.”


Violence mars re-poll at Kyamgei, Yairipok

At least two people were injured and two vehicles vandalised in poll related violence at Kyamgei Mamang Leikai and Yairipok Yambem as 12 polling stations in four assembly constituencies of the inner Manipur parliamentary constituency went to re-poll on Wednesday.

BJP will get 99.9 pc votes: Shyamkumar

Slamming Congress and other political parties for attempting to portray Andro assembly constituency in bad light in their attempt to reap political benefits, Andro AC MLA Th Shyamkumar has claimed that BJP will secure 99.9 per cent of votes in the re-poll conducted in the two polling stations under the constituency on Wednesday.


Adulterous wives prime suspects in men’s death

Preliminary police investigations and arrests made so far in connection with the case of death of two married men, who were in their mid-40s, have narrowed down on wives of the deceased persons as the prime suspects.


Fitting tributes paid to brave sons on Khongjom Day

Remembering the brave sons of the soil who valiantly fought in the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri War, rich tributes were paid to them on the occasion of Khongjom Day 2019 observance held Tuesday at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching in Thoubal district.


IE Dist all set for re-poll in 12 polling stations today

There has been heightened security and better manning of the 12 polling stations in Imphal East district where re-poll would be conducted on Wednesday, said DEO Imphal East Dr Rangitabali Waikhom in a press meet held at her office chamber on Tuesday.


Man found dead, Pradhan’s house vandalised

A 40-year-old man was found dead at a paddy field near Bamonkampu under Irilbung police station in Imphal East district while locals vandalised house of a Pardhan suspected to be involved in the killing.


CPI not satisfied with re-poll in only 12 polling stations

CPI Manipur State Unit secretary L Sotinkumar said that the re-poll ordered in only 12 polling stations just for namesake is not satisfactory despite ample evidence of rampant booth rigging in several other polling stations.


Webcast made mandatory for Apr 24 re-poll

As per directive of Election Commission of India (ECI), re-poll will be conducted in 12 polling stations in Imphal East district, including five in Heingang AC, four in Keirao AC, two in Andro AC and one in Thongju AC on April 24. All necessary preparations have been made to conduct re-poll in these assembly constituencies.


Re-poll order exposes Govt mischief: Dr Nara

CPI candidate in Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha election Dr Moirangthem Nara has said that the order for conducting re-poll in some polling stations of assembly constituencies represented by BJP minister and MLAs is testimony of the ruling party using unfair means to rig the election.

Stage set for Khongjom Day

The state government is all set to observe Khongjom Day to commemorate the last battle of Anglo-Manipuri War 1891 at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching at Khongjom in Thoubal district on Tuesday.

CorCom tells war tales, rues loss of sovereign status

The proscribed Coordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of underground groups operating in Manipur, has extended revolutionary salute to all the heroes who attained martyrdom during the Anglo-Manipuri War of April 23, 1891 fought against the British rulers at different places of Manipur.


Blasts kill over 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Over 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.


Cong blames BJP for Andro ruckus

 Congress MLA K Meghachandra has accused BJP of violating Model Code of Conduct with its supporters blocking INC candidate and inner agent from entering the polling station at Nongpok Keithelmanbi in Andro assembly constituency during the second phase Lok Sabha election on April 18.


O Joy cries foul as Govt withdraws security cover

The state home department has withdrawn security escorts of MPCC star campaigner and veteran politician Okram Joy as well as outer seat candidates of NCP and NEIDP.


Mao, Heingang record highest voter tournout

Of the total 19,39,244 eligible voters of both Outer and Inner Manipur parliamentary constituencies, 16,04,659 electorates exercised their franchise registering an overall turnout of 82.75 per cent in the two-phase 17th Lok Sabha election conducted in the state. Outer Manipur went to the polls on April 11 and Inner Manipur on April 18.

Congress opened doors to infiltrators: Ram Madhav

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging that it was the Congress government at the Centre in 1967 that opened the country's doors to infiltrators.


Dr Nara hopeful of re-poll in 30 polling stations

CPI Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency candidate Dr Moirangthem Nara has expressed hope that returning officer (RO) and central observer will listen to the complaint filed against booth capturing in 30 Polling Stations of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency for which the elections were held on April 18 and will order re-poll in the said Polling Stations in public interest.


Cong candidate James warns of filing case at HC

Scrutiny of the re-poll conducted in 19 polling stations of Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency on Thursday was conducted by Returning Officer Haobam Rosita, who is also Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal district, on Friday at the conference hall of Thoubal DC complex.


Nepali villagers thrashed as post-poll violence hits Kpi

An ugly post-poll violence erupted at Irang Part-I village in Kangpokpi district when groups of people from Thonglang Atongba and Thonglang Akutpa allegedly attacked villagers of Poudel Basti in Irang Part-I on Sunday night.


BJP’s sectarian agenda endangers future of nation: Ibobi

Former chief minister O Ibobi has said that the ‘one nation, one religion’ agenda of BJP will put the future of the country in danger.


CM Biren reminds people about Congress misrule

Taking a dig at Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha election to the inner Manipur parliamentary constituency on April 18, chief minister N Biren has claimed that casualties inflicted on innocent people in protests staged against Citizenship Amendment Bill, during movement for Inner Line Permit System implementation and death of around 1500 people in fake encounter perpetrated under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) could have been avoided had the Congress party worked to address the people’s grievances.


Windstorm kills 3 women, leaves trail of destruction

 

At-least three women lost their lives in Churachandpur and Kakching districts and scores injured as the strong windstorm that swept across the state Monday morning left a trail of destruction.

CM Biren predicts BJP triumph in outer seat

Amidst reports of EVM glitches and booth capturing in several polling stations during the conduct of the 17th Lok Sabha election in respect of outer Manipur parliamentary constituency on Thursday, chief minister N Biren has predicted that BJP candidate will emerge victorious in the election (outer) by getting over 30,000 votes than the nearest rival.

Anti-Muslim video clip not by BJP: Md Salam Khan

BJP Manipur Pradesh Minority Morcha president Md Salam Khan has denied any links between BJP and an anti-Muslim video currently being circulated on social media platforms.


RK Kaiku pledges to uphold indigenes’ interest

The flag hoisting ceremony cum election manifesto release programme of independent candidate RK Somendro (Kaiku) was held at his Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai residence here on Friday.


NEIDP hardsells regional party; dubs BJP, Cong exploiters

NEIDP has called upon the people of the state to support regional party in order to bring prosperity, development and tranquility in the state.


 

10.10 lakh voters to seal fate of eight candidates today

The fate of the eight candidates in fray for the 17th Lok Sabha election to the Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency would be sealed by 10,10,618 electors in the first phase polls on Thursday.


“Govt with people on common issues”

Chief minister N Biren has stated that no action which could affect the indigenous people of Manipur would be allowed as long as the current government exists.


CAB choke tops CPI election pledge

With the promise of blocking enforcement of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) permanently, Communist Party of India (CPI) Manipur state unit released its manifesto for the 17th Lok Sabha election.


Crime spurt in NE under BJP: O Ibobi

The flag hoisting ceremony of Oinam Nabakishore, who is the Congress candidate for Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency in the 17th Lok Sabha election, was held at his Ningthoukhong ward no. 7 residence on Wednesday.


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