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Manipur University vice-chancellor 4th to face NDA axe

After weeks of dithering and mounting pressure from the BJP led state government, the Centre suspended Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey, a Modi-government appointee who is facing allegations of maladministration and corruption.

Bill to curb mob violence on card; court jails five

The state cabinet has decided to introduce Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill in the Assembly soon.

Sit-in staged against bomb threat

Womenfolk of Bhagyabati Leikai Wednesday staged a sit-in protest at the premises of Youth Athletic Star Union, decrying planting of a hand grenade at the residence of Gurumayum Tharaksana, wife of Bidyashwar of Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai under the jurisdiction of Porompat police station.

Rs 3 cr worth drugs seized, one held

A person was arrested with WY tablets worth Rs 3 crore by Customs Prevention Force, Moreh at 10:30 am Wednesday during checking and frisking operation along Imphal-Moreh Road.

Couple arrested in trafficking case

Tengnoupal district police arrested a couple on Wednesday on the charge of trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into the state.

Govt commitment must to ban drugs, alcohol: CADA

Issuing a clarion call for a committed effort on the part of the government for banning drugs and alcohol effectively in the state, Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) celebrated its 12th foundation day Tuesday.

Naga rally in Tamenglong for early solution

A massive rally was carried out in Tamenglong district headquarters on Tuesday demanding the settlement of the Indo-Naga political issue at the earliest.

Hope for development of Manipur lies on AEP

For a trouble-torn state like Manipur, which is situated along the international border of India and Myanmar, away from the national capital, the hope for taking development into a whole new level lies on the Act East Policy.

Committee for adjustment of evicted ADCs

Eviction of six ADC members from the government quarters means that the state government considered the ADC members as inferior.

Minister pitches for safe building laws

MAHUD minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has stressed the need for proper implementation of building bye-laws for the safety of human lives and proper town planning.

‘Frontier Nagaland’ demand reaffirmed

A public rally under the aegis of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) was held on September 14 in Tuensang town to re-affirm its demand for a separate statehood “Frontier Nagaland.”

CM leads in cleaning Khwairamband Keithel

Chief Minister N Biren Saturday launched Swachhata Hi Seva fortnight campaign by participating in a cleanliness drive at Khwairamband Keithel here. Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) and BJP Manipur Pradesh jointly organised the drive.

Students launch protest against assault on AMSU leader

Demanding arrest and appropriate legal actions against the individuals, who assaulted and robbed AMSU general secretary along NH 37 near Nungba Bazar in the name of NSCN-IM, students of CC Higher Secondary School and Johnstone Higher Secondary School staged protests on Friday.

Police nab five involved in mob lynching case

Apart from arresting five persons involved in the September 13 mob lynching incident at Tharoijam, police have identified two vehicle lifters who accompanied the deceased, Md Farooque Ahmed.

NSCN-IM trying to cover up Nungba incident: ZCO

With reference to the controversy surrounding the alleged assault and robbing of an AMSU leader along NH 37 at Nungba area on September 3, Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCO) has informed that the crime was committed by NSCN-IM but the outfit is trying to cover it up by detaining two persons, who are not involved in the incident.

ACOAM Lup demands GI tag for Chak-hao Poireiton

ACOAM Lup has demanded the government to ensure registration of the indigenous Chak-hao Poireiton (black rice) under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999.

KNO Prez threatens to take up arms

The 25th Kuki Black (Sahnit-Ni) Day observance, that had been going on since September 11 under the theme, “Justice to victims of Kuki Genocide” concluded at Kuki Inpi Churachandpur complex, Tuibong on Thursday.

State’s medicinal black rice to be sown in UP soon

Manipur’s black rice, known for its medicinal properties, will soon be sown in Uttar Pradesh. Anil Singh, a resident of Suriyawan Block, is the first farmer to cultivate it.

State team meets Indian Embassy first secretary at Yangon

First secretary to Indian Embassy of Yangon Shweta Singh has said that process for proper implementation of motor vehicle agreement and visa on arrival between India and Myanmar is in progress in order to bring better ties in trade and tourism between the two countries.

Guv impressed with state’s cultured society

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has appreciated the inherent culture in Manipuri society but stressed the need for ban on honking by vehicles to decrease noise pollution in the densely populated areas.

Ukhrul body airs grievances, seeks Govt attention

Maintaining that Ukhrul district has been plagued with poor infrastructure in different sectors including transport, healthcare services and education, Kajamei Long Ukhrul town has sought attention of the government to address the grievances of the district at the earliest.

Movement will continue until AFSPA repealed: Phulindro

Committee on Human Rights (CoHR) Manipur chairman Phulindro Konsam Tuesday said that people of the state will sustain their movement until AFSPA is repealed.

Human chains protest IM activities

Denouncing the assault on All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) general secretary Anil Soibam by self-proclaimed members of NSCN-IM, students of various schools formed human chain on Monday demanding strict punishment of the persons involved in the assault at Nungba bazar on September 3.

Prof Pandey asked to return MU assets

Along with asking Prof AP Pandey to hand over custody of all articles of Manipur University as well as services of various staff that he was entitled to the varsity at the earliest possible, existence of transit office outside the MU campus has been declared as null and void with immediate effect.

CoHR calls human rights violators terrorists

ommittee on Human Rights, (CoHR) Manipur chairman Phulindro Konsam has stated that the people who are violating the basic human rights of the people and committing various atrocities under the shadow of AFSPA are terrorists.

AMSU files complaint against 4 CSO leaders of Nungba

Responding to the reactions of civil societies of Nungba area regarding the Nungba incident on September 3, All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has filed complaints against four civil leaders of Nungba on the charge of spreading false news and instigating communal enmity.

STDC sets Govt Sept 15 deadline

Schedule Tribe Demand Committee (STDC), which is demanding inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribes list, organised a public meet under the theme ‘Schedule Tribe Demandgi Hujik Oiriba Khongchat’ at Sanamahi Yakeibung Shanglen, Ningthoukhong on Monday.

AMSU files complaint against 4 CSO leaders of Nungba

Responding to the reactions of civil societies of Nungba area regarding the Nungba incident on September 3, All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has filed complaints against four civil leaders of Nungba on the charge of spreading false news and instigating communal enmity.

Kangpokpi police seize drugs worth Rs 10 lakh

In a major drug haul, Kangpokpi police seized huge quantity of Opium and Heroin powder from a passenger Tata Winger along NH 2 on September 7 at about 8.30 pm. 

NWU white flag campaign receives public support

White flags were hoisted in Naga houses at different parts of the state in response to the Naga Women Union (NWU) campaign for expediting the Indo-Naga peace process.

CM flags off state media team tour to Yangon

Chief minister N Biren Singh flagged off the 9-Day External Press Tour to Yangon, Myanmar organised by Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) for Manipuri journalists from the office complex of DIPR at Keishampat, here on Sunday.

Framework Agreement not ordinary document: IM

NSCN-IM's army chief, lieutenant general Anthony Shimray has said on Saturday that the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM is "not an ordinary document but a covenant to settle the political issue of the two entities honourably".

RPF-MNPF claim attacks on AR

The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) have claimed that two Assam Rifles soldiers were killed in recent attacks carried out by the joint force of the two outfits.

Dr Nara likens fuel price hike to daylight robbery, opposition in stir mode

Committee of Political Parties is all set to join the nationwide strike being called by several opposition parties on September 10 against fuel price hike under the NDA government.

Radheshyam mulls survey to ascertain number of illiterate persons

Observing that literacy is the foundation for advancement of a society, education minister Thokchom Radheshyam has stressed the need for an extensive survey to ascertain the number of illiterate persons in the state so that steps could be taken up to make them literate.

Two posing as IT officials arrested in extortion case

A team of Imphal West police commandos arrested two persons for extorting a large sum of money from Thangal Bazar area under City Police station on Wednesday at about 4.30 pm.

SKY Hospital offers free heart care

SKY Hospital chairman and chief cardiologist Dr L Shyamkishore has announced that all the people regardless of poor or rich can now avail high standard of heart care (both interventional and surgical) service free of charge at SKY Hospital under the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) and Ayushman Bharat (National Health Protection Mission) schemes and through reimbursement process (for government employees and their family members).

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