Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but kept the daunting issue of their prime ministerial candidate to be decided after the elections.
AICC president Rahul Gandhi wrote to Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who has been detained under National Security Act (NSA), and expressed solidarity of Congress party with him and extended support. In the letter dated January 2, Rahul Gandhi strongly condemned his detention under NSA while terming it as another attempt to use state machinery to silence voice of dissent.
Reacting against cancellation of ration cards under National Food Security Act (NFSA) for 75 per cent of Muslim families in Keirao assembly constituency by CAF&PD department, Kyamgei Muslim Youth Development Association has demanded explanation from the department at the earliest.
The select committee, which was constituted by Manipur Legislative Assembly to examine the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018, has solicited views/suggestions from the general public.
Alleging that some groups in the valley including one UG organisation have been harassing Catholic school authorities in the valley districts every year during January,
Few days after Yening Animal Foundation (YAF) seized 42kg seasoned meat of Porcupine, Monkey, Wild boar and Deer and set it on fire, criticism against the drive has come through social media and whatsapp groups.
The target for electrification of households under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) in the state has been successfully achieved as per report of REC (Rural Electrification Corporation).
As part of the series of review meetings of different government departments, chief minister N Biren chaired a joint review meeting of the directorate of trade commerce and industries and the directorate of handloom and textiles at the CM’s secretariat on Wednesday.
Expressing dismay over the order issued by the government of Manipur that asked owners to put collar belt and confine their pet dogs at homes, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisation (FIAPO) has cautioned that it will initiate legal action against the government in case the order is not revoked.
Officials of DoNER ministry and state team lead by chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu would be reviewing NLCPR and NEC projects sanctioned in the state through video conference on Friday. Following a recent review meeting of the projects chaired by Dr Suresh Babu, DoNER ministry’s SE (TW) Gunsagar Jain along with planning department officials made a field visit to the project sites to assess the progress of ongoing and new projects on Thursday.
Observing that crimes against men by women are increasing in the state, Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) chairperson professor Dr Meinam Binota has urged women of the state not to use the commission as a tool to exploit their male counterparts or submit false complaints to the commission.
Superintendent of police, Imphal West district has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for providing information about the two accused kidnappers namely Songkhogin Kipgen alias Kenedy (38) s/o Letkholun Kipgen, who is the commander-in-chief of KNF-MC, non-SoO group and its member Ngamkholen alias Lelen (43) s/o Kaikholal.
An Army soldier was killed and three others injured in an encounter with suspected insurgents near Lomsong village in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
The GPS tagged Amur Falcon ‘Tamenglong’, which flew past Somalia on November 24 reached Tanzania on December 6. ‘Tamenglong’ was GPS tagged to trace the routes of the bird species which migrate to Manipur in November every year.
Affairs of Benign Centre (ABC), Naharup Huirem Leikai has negated the findings of the wildlife experts on the ground that they have come to the conclusion too early without any proof that the domestic livestock were killed by dogs.
Reacting against the allegations made by BJP spokesperson Ch Bijoy, who said that Thangmeiband AC MLA Kh Joykisan made many errors while filing election affidavit; L Parjit Singh who is private secretary to the MLA nullified the allegation of Bijoy terming it as false and baseless.
Graduate nurses of the state will be selected for training in ‘functional recovery care’, which is a special technique to take care of people suffering from dementia and other bed-ridden patients, at Japan.
Driver of a Tata DI was killed in an accident near Tengnoupal police station on Tuesday 3.50 pm. The deceased driver has been identified as Md Islamuddin, son of Md Tomba Borayangbi Mayai Leikai, Bishnupur district.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities across the country to observe December 7 as the Armed Forces Flag Day to commemorate the "supreme sacrifices" made by the country's soldiers during conflicts.
The second meeting of the 'NITI Forum for North East' will be held here on Tuesday and will focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors.
Manipur People’s Party (MPP) president Oinam Jugindro reiterated that the party will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Election by fielding candidates for both inner and outer parliamentary constituencies.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed pleas of over 350 Army men who had challenged the registration of FIRs against members of the armed forces for carrying out operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is in force.
Conceding that he is immensely pleased with the hospitality and warmth received during their stay in the state, Japanese non-fiction writer Prof Nomura Susumu has said such cordial conduct and attitude of the people makes him fully convinced of revisiting Manipur sooner than later.
Taking serious note of the fact that the states in Northeast are not using funds up to the mark DoNER minister Dr Jitendra Singh has asked the chief ministers of NE states to expedite fund utilisation.
Imphal West District Magistrate sent Kishorechand Wangkhemcha to jail on Tuesday under the National Security Act.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has advised to accept documents available at Digilocker or mParivahan app of the ministry and treat them at par with the certificate issued by the transport authorities under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 via a letter dated August 8, 2018.
Though women in the north-east are highly regarded for their immense contributions in diverse fields, the same cannot be said of their compatriots in other parts of the world as they subjected to various forms of atrocities, said Governor Dr Najma Heptulla.
Ministry of Human Resource Development has instructed all states and union territories to formulate guidelines to regulate the teaching of subjects and weight of school bag in accordance with the government’s instructions. According to MHRD, homework shall not be assigned to the students reading in classes I and II.
INTACH Manipur Chapter convener Dr RK Ranjan has appealed to the state government to explore the possibilities of developing a ‘Lake City’ in Loktak in order to alleviate the hardships of fishermen, who were displaced during the burning of floating huts seven years back.
Regional Health & Family Welfare Training Centre has added Diploma in Public Health Nursing Supervisor (DPHNS) course with H&FW director Dr K Rajo inaugurating the course on Thursday.
Tigers continue to be on the prowl and hunt cattle in Sangkungmei village of Senapati district. Village chairman reported that about 5/6 goats of the village were hunted down by tigers on Tuesday triggering fear among the villagers.
The state government has declared union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will inaugurate the Manipur Sangai Festival, as state guest during her stay here, according to an order issued by GAD.
Shimla police have busted a sex racket allegedly being operated in the guise of a spa in Shimla and rescued six girls including three from Manipur.
Refuting report of arresting a KNF cadre by a combined team of 26 Assam Rifles and Thoubal CDO, Immortal Jeep, DI, Diesel Autorickshaw, Tata Magic Cooperative Society Limited contended that the arrested person is a civilian driver who has been framed by 26 AR.
The directorate of transport has banned all sorts of vehicles carrying goods in excessive weight along the Imphal Moreh highway with immediate effect.
Chief minister N Biren reviewed security scenario in the run up to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 late Thursday evening.
Coming down heavily against Congress party’s claim of bringing development during its tenure, chief minister N Biren said that the previous Congress government in the state did nothing for welfare of the people except sharing money released for contact works.
The special leave petition filed by former MU vice-chancellor professor K Yugindro in the Supreme Court of India has been dismissed by the apex court Tuesday. Professor K Yugindro had filed the special leave petition after Manipur High Court gave its judgment on PIL No 49/2018 on October 11 last.
Deputy chief minister Y Joykumar Monday inaugurated the Lamphel branch of North East Small Finance Bank at Nagamapal, RIMS Road.
Taking serious note over the rampant destruction caused to Heibok hill, which has historical importance apart from being a reserve forest area, NPP state secretary general Khuraijam Loken has drawn attention of the government to look into the matter and put an immediate end to the illegal activities to save the hilllock.
In sync with the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice) appointing Lanusungkum Jamir as the Judge of High Court of Manipur on November 9, the swearing in ceremony of the new judge will be conducted on November 12.
An intensive investigation is being carried out by the management of Bank of Baroda to trace the person who illegally withdrew an amount of Rs 94.50 lakh from the account of Manipur University for housing loan and Rs 33.30 lakh from the account of one N Tilotama using fake cheques.
Noise level in Imphal crossed 88 decibel on November 7 night as people burst firecrackers to celebrate Diwali.
Noting that in-spite of serious financial constraints, journalists have been contributing enormously in the promotion of social harmony and making the public aware about various government schemes and programme, chief minister N Biren said that the government of Manipur will come up with a new policy to cover working journalists of the state under the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) scheme.
Chief minister N Biren has announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for renowned singer Mandakini Takhellambam for her performance in the Zee TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma.
Art & Culture Minister L Jayantakumar Singh has announced that a Chandrakirti Heritage Complex will be developed at Behiang, Churachandpur district.
Chief minister N Biren Saturday launched website www.sangaiticket.in for booking tickets for the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 at a function held in the cabinet hall of CM’s secretariat.
Hopingson A Shimray has been elected as the new president of Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) succeeding Weapon Zimik in an uncontested general election held at its assembly hall here on Friday. Along with him, Tuisem Kamkara and Khanngam Muivah were also elected unopposed, as vice president and deputy speaker of the apex customary body respectively.
A massive landslide occurred near Kukidolong village in Nagaland cut-off Imphal-Dimapur road since the past few days.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) nabbed a drug peddler and recovered 3 kg Heroin from his possession.
Postings of three IAS officers and two MSC officers have been altered with immediate effect and order has been issued by chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu Tuesday.
Maintaining that the four aided colleges namely SK Women College, Bishnupur; Waikhom Mani Girls College, Thoubal; South East Manipur College, Komlathabi and Moreh College, Moreh have no shortcomings in terms of infrastructure and students, the Four Government Aided College Teachers’ Association has served November 15 as deadline for upgrading the four aided colleges into full-fledged government colleges.
Taking note of presentation of tribal dances by non-tribals as part of Lai Haraoba events held across the state, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand has called for actual participation from tribal communities themselves in the largest religious festival of the Meetei community.
Kangla light & sound show on every weekend
After successful trial recently, the light and sound show inside Kangla Fort will be started every Saturday and Sunday with two daily shows from this week onwards.
Manipur People’s Party (MPP) president Oinam Jugindro has stated that the party would field candidate in the coming Lok Sabha elections in both the Inner and Outer Manipur constituencies.
The organic products produced by Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) are in high demand at the 3-day long BIOFACH India 2018 exhibition, which is being organised by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Government of India.
Expressing concern that the ongoing construction of a Raas Leela Mandop at Kangla may cause a huge controversy, Kangleipak Kangba Lup (KKL) advisor Yambem Laba has demanded the state government to produce a white paper on the master plan that was sketched in presence of Kangla Fort Board, Central government officials and architectural experts in 2004, with regard to all construction works to be taken up at Kangla.
JNIMS teachers flay Oct 23 incident
JNIMS Teachers’ Association has strongly condemned the destruction caused to hospital asset by relatives of a patient who passed away at the Surgical ICU ward of the hospital on October 23 midnight.
In a dramatic midnight development, the government virtually removed CBI Director Alok Verma amid speculation that he was planning to order a probe into the controversial Rafale deal, a charge Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dismissed as "rubbish" saying it was done to ensure fairplay in investigations into bribery allegations levelled in the war between him and the agency's number two Rakesh Asthana.
The 23rd Loktak Day 2018 organised under the theme 'Save Loktak, Our Life' by Loktak Day Celebration Committee, Komlakhong was held at Komlakhong Chingthee, Mayang Imphal in Imphal West district on Wednesday.
Christians under the aegis of All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO) carried out a rally on Wednesday demanding inclusion of churches in the government’s policy for regularisation of land allotment for religious structures and buildings.
Along with providing a sum of Rs 5 lakh for the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2018, Panthoibi Housing Finance Company Limited (PHFCL) has become the first official sponsor of the state’s annual tourism festival.
Textiles, commerce & industries minister Thongam Biswajit, accompanied by principal secretary (textiles, commerce & industries) P Vaiphei reached Paris, France on Monday to participate in the SIAL-2018 World Food Exhibition on Monday as part of the Indian delegation led by union minister of state for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur.
In what may termed as an interesting turn of events, less than a week after the NIA announced the list of ‘Most Wanted Fugitives’ in India whereby the names of top leaders of the NSCN also featured, reports are in that Nikki Sumi has been appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of NSCN (K) led by Yung Aung, nephew of SS Khaplang.
In a swift action, Churachandpur district police nabbed all three youths who extorted money from proprietor of an electronic goods shop on October 20 evening.
Police Commemoration Day observed across state
Senapati district police observed Police Commemoration Day at Police Reserve Line, Senapati on Sunday, during which SP (Senapati) M Pradeep Singh explained reason and significance of the observance.
Member of Parliament of Manipur Outer Parliamentary Constituency, Thangso Baite attended one of the grandest Chavang Kut celebrations at Chingdai Khullen in Chingdai Area in Kangpokpi district on October 19 which was organised with a motive to promote unity and cultural integration in the area.
The Centre will send a special team to six northeastern states later this week to resolve issues pertaining to the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.
For the grave misconduct meted out by sub-inspector (SI) Tikendra Singh of Imphal West, a departmental proceeding is being contemplated against the police officer and he has been placed under suspension with immediate effect.
Hailing state government’s ‘Start Up’ programme, Manipur University administrator Jarnail Singh has said the scheme is a good one taken up to increase of number of entrepreneurs.
Shiv Sena Manipur president M Tombi conveyed that Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises Anand Ganagaram Geete has given positive response regarding the party's proposal for revival of the spinning mill at Loitang Khunou and Jiri Tea Estate.
While conceding that yield in the first year of MOMA-initiated aromatic black rice cultivation project was not fully satisfactory on account of farmers’ naivety and communication gap with the officials concerned, agriculture director Ph Rajendra has asserted that there is no valid reason to fear that the black rice project would fail.
A three-year old boycott call against two former Congress MLAs Preshow Shimray and Victor Keishing has been revoked by Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) during a reception programme at its assembly hall here on Saturday.
The Me Too campaign claimed its first political scalp on Wednesday when MJ Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs ten days after several women came out with allegations of sexual harassment and molestation by him during his days as editor in the media.
Pledging sincere efforts in bringing developmental change in the state, works minister Th Biswajit has asked the people of Manipur to give a chance of 10 years to the BJP government in order to take the state to a whole new level of development.
Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCOs) have suspended ban on construction works of national project in Zeliangrong areas with immediate effect.
Extra Judicial Execution Victims Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) has filed a complaint to Director General of Police (DGP) for taking action against inspector S Ibotombi for threatening its member Yengkhom Ibomcha Singh on the ground that he had posted a court order of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Imphal West) which mentioned inspector Ibotombi as one of the accused in the CBI charge sheet pertaining to EEVFAM vs Union of India case of the Supreme Court of India.
Chief Minister N Biren has called upon Catholic priests and nuns to contribute their might in ushering in a new era of camaraderie, peace and development in the state.
The Governor is agreeable on the demand of Committee of Political Parties for launching a judicial enquiry into the midnight raid by armed security forces at Manipur University without any authorisation from the varsity, Committee convener RK Anand.
The latest version of the Datsun's hatchback New Datsun Go was launched at Iland Nissan showroom, Canchipur on Tuesday.
What is expected to provide northeast India a big leap in connectivity, the Union ministry of civil aviation has cleared an international air connectivity scheme, which will connect Guwahati airport with seven countries.
Shop catches fire in Thoubal
A spectacles shop at Thoubal Keithel caught fire on Sunday evening at about 7.45 damaging some properties and documents inside the shop. The shop belongs to one Thounaojam ongbi Manandini, wife of Th Oken of Thoubal Haokha.
A special team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption PS led by its deputy SP AK Sadananda has arrested additional director of fisheries department H Biramani on Friday in connection with misappropriation of government fund to the tune of Rs 1.27 crore.
A day after a research scholar sought registration of an FIR against Manipur University vice-chancellor in-charge Prof K Yugindro on the alleged ground of feeding false information with regard to the Manipur University impasse, another university student lodged a complaint to officer in-charge of Singjamei police station against Prof Yugindro.
Bankers all over the country are likely to launch a nationwide strike demanding arrest of the assailants, who killed service manager of SBI Dadara branch (Assam) Junu Sharma, who was shot dead by two unknown persons coming on a motorcycle on her way home on Tuesday. SBI Officers' Association, NE Circle regional secretary Ch Lilabanta informed this to media persons during a memorial service organised in honour of the slain SBI officer in front of SBI MG Avenue office on Wednesday evening.
In connection with the prevailing issue at Manipur University, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) convened a general body meeting at its office on Tuesday and adopted six resolutions including launch of non-cooperation movement against Professor K Yugindro.
Union textiles minister Smriti Irani has announced to set up an Eri Silk spinning mill at the cost of Rs 22 crore in the state.
People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive) celebrated the 42nd raising day of its Red Army on Tuesday. According to a statement of the outfit, the celebrations held at party’s central head quarter (CHQ), general head quarter (GHQ), mobile units, check points and base area were participated by concerned officers and people.
Under the stated objective of checking unrestrained influx of outsiders, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has opened a new unit at Torbung under Kumbi assembly constituency in Bishnupur district on Monday.
Former Ukhrul MLA Samuel Risom has said that Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (UADC) is the 'best performing' council at the present juncture of political scenario in hill districts of the state, acknowledging the 'perseverance' and 'commitment' of the incumbent local self-government of Ukhrul to bring about tangible development in the district.
Lifer for murder convict, told to pay `1.50 lakh fine
Soibam Dhanabir (42) who had been found guilty by the court for murdering his lover, destroying evidence and dumping her body at Poila Loukol, Phuramakhong was given life sentence and imposed a fine of Rs 1.50 lakh by the District and Sessions Judge, Imphal West on Monday.
A student sustained injuries when police personnel fired tear gas shells towards a large number of students, who had come to the Wangkhei Thangapat Mapal residence of Manipur University VC in-charge Professor K Yugindro on Saturday to request him for withdrawal of the FIR filed against the arrested students and teachers.
:Discussing issues related protection of land belonging to various government departments, studying/assessing feasibility of setting up a detention cum rehabilitation centre for drug addicts, action plan to contain outbreak of locust at Lungthul area, Churachandpur Deputy Commissioner Shyam Lal Poonia has instructed DLOs concerned to conduct proper demarcation of the land allotted to their departments and submit copies of their patta to the district administration.
Alleging slow response of the police over the mob violence which occurred in the village on October 3, Phoibut (Charoi Chagotlong Part 1) Village Authority election secretary Paul Golmei has said that the unfortunate incident could have been averted if police responded to the report of the village authority in time.
In two separate incidents that took place under Imphal Police Station, a woman was found dead hanging in her husband’s home while a transgender got killed in a hit-and-run case.
NIA has taken up investigation of the case into seizure of illegal arms cache at Mantripukhri after registering a case at its Guwahati office on Thursday on the basis of original case of Heingang PS FIR No 80(5)2018 dated 22/05/2018.
In a bid to increase production capacity of dairy products in the state, the directorate of veterinary and animal husbandry would be taking up a special programme for artificial insemination of ‘sex sorted semen’ in order to produce female calves.
Troopers of 11 Assam Rifles on Friday imposed restrictions on conduct of business at Namphalong Keithel by blocking Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate no 2.
Skoda recalls 539 units of Octavia sedan in India
NEROCA FC and Gokulam Kerala played out a 1-1 draw in their I-League 2018-19 clash at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur. Boaringdao Bodo (45') came off the bench to put the Malabarians ahead just before half-time but Eduardo Ferreira's 59th-minute equaliser ensured a point for the hosts.
Mary Kom is gearing up for the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women’s World Championship, which will take place in New Delhi in two weeks’ time.
Another stellar performances on Day 2 helped Manipur tighten their grip on the top spot of the medal table in the North East Olympic Games at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here.
There is nothing new or strange about parents hiring private tutors to help their children with their studies as they reach secondary or senior secondary level which parents consider a critical stage in their children’s career.
People who do not get enrolled in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam for lack of proof should not be detained in camps like those deemed foreigners by the state’s Foreigners Tribunals -- but they should have truncated rights: Former Assam’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not state this expressly, but as much could be inferred from his suggestions at an interaction with the media at the national capital earlier in the week.
Indo-Myanmar relations are turning to a new dimension to strengthen exponentially, based on the spurt in bilateral discussion and agreement in the recent past. Increasing connectivity, trade and infrastructure investment and greater security, co-operation with South – East Asia are core aims of India’s Act East Policy.
WITH the Supreme Court, yet again, heavily censuring all agitations that cause disruptions to normal chores and public life along with issuing strong instruction to the government to imprison and extract monetary penalties from bandh/strike sponsors, it could be safely concluded that Manipur police will be facing more torrid times in case the apex court decree is to be executed in spirit and letter.
IT seems that the present regime is trying to drive home the message that those who do not fall in line with its scheme of things will be dealt with without any impunity under laws of the land.
AUDACITY of those who uploaded video clippings of the Tharoijam incident; and probably were part of the thrashing, implies that the mob was neither impressed with the law enforcement agencies nor undeterred by the fact that law of land will eventually catch up with them.