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.
The state cabinet has decided to introduce Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill in the Assembly soon.
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.
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.
Tengnoupal district police arrested a couple on Wednesday on the charge of trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into the state.
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.
A massive rally was carried out in Tamenglong district headquarters on Tuesday demanding the settlement of the Indo-Naga political issue at the earliest.
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.
Eviction of six ADC members from the government quarters means that the state government considered the ADC members as inferior.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Committee on Human Rights (CoHR) Manipur chairman Phulindro Konsam Tuesday said that people of the state will sustain their movement until AFSPA is repealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 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).
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's names have been jointly recommended for this year's prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
MC Mary Kom on Thursday advanced to the finals, while L Sarita Devi made the semi-finals as Indian boxers assured themselves of seven medals in the 13th International Silesian Championship for women in Gliwice, Poland.
Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will have customised shoes for her 12-toed feet soon as the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially-designed gear for the heptathlete.
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.
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.
WITH uncountable number of Kuki families yet to recover or are simply unwilling to forget the shocking experience of seeing their near and dear ones shot and bludgeoned mercilessly to death for no fault of theirs during the tumultuous Naga-Kuki clash in the 1990s, the Kuki National Organisation (KNO) president PS Haokip threatening to take up arms again during the Kuki Black Day observance speech at Churachandpur town was on expected lines.
WHILE it would be outright presumptuous to foretell fresh strategies which the military action schemers of the Indian army might be adopting to sustain the counter-insurgency operation in the North East, it would not be totally out of context to speculate that the new tactics will be a blend of crackdowns marked by military precision and taking extreme precautions to avoid causing harm to civilians or immobilised members of outlawed armed organisations.