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Govt will deal with pre-poll violence firmly: Manipur CM
Imphal, Oct 12 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday warned to take stern action against the perpetrators of political violence ahead of the Assembly elections sheduled early next year.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Northeast now gateway of India's development: JP Nadda
Imphal, Oct 10 (IANS) BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday said the people of Manipur have suffered a lot due to the insurgency and blockade but now the state along with other northeastern states have turned into a gateway of India's development.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Four insurgents killed in Manipur
Imphal, Oct 10 (IANS) At least four insurgents have been killed in Manipur's Thoubal district in a joint operation by the security forces, officials said on Sunday.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP rule brought stability in Manipur: JP Nadda
Imphal, Oct 9 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda said on Saturday that strikes, blockades, atcs of terror and corruption were the order of the day in Manipur before, but under the governance of the BJP, stability has been restored in the northeastern state.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Amid disagreement among ruling allies, Manipur buzzing with activity ahead of polls
Imphal, Oct 8 (IANS) With disagreement brewing between the ruling allies months ahead of the elections to the 60-seat Manipur Assembly, hectic political and administrative activities have begun in the BJP-ruled state with both political parties and Election Commission readying themselves for the electoral battle.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
V-P opens Phytopharmaceutical lab in Manipur
Imphal, Oct 5 (IANS) Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday inaugurated the Phytopharmaceutical Laboratory at the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) in Imphal to provide quality medical facilities and promote the Phytopharmaceutical Mission of northeastern Region.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Manipur,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
14 Delhi-bound Myanmar nationals held at Manipur airport
Imphal, Oct 2 (IANS) Fourteen Delhi-bound Myanmar nationals, including a woman, were detained by the security personnel at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal, the police said on Saturday.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA to probe tribal leader's killing in Manipur
Imphal, Oct 1 (IANS) On the request of the Manipur government, the Union Home Ministry (MHA) has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the assassination of an influential tribal leader and social activist Athuan Abonmai on September 22, officials said here on Friday.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSCN, Kuki militants held in Manipur with arms
Imphal, Sep 26 (IANS) The security forces on Saturday arrested four militants of a Kuki outfit and a top NSCN-IM cadre in Manipur and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Manipur CM apologises publicly, 16 cops suspended over tribal leader's killing
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) After the widespread condemnation of the assassination of an influential tribal leader by unidentified militants, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday publicly apologised for the police inaction leading to the abduction and gunning down of Athuan Abonmai.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Influential Manipur tribal leader abducted, gunned down
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of an influential tribal leader, who was abducted in broad daylight from near the district headquarters in Manipur's Tamenglong, was found on Thursday, leading to tension in the area, police said.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Dreaded militant held in Manipur with IEDs, explosives
Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) The Manipur Police have arrested a dreaded Myanmar trained militant, Naoroibam Joyshankar, who was involved in an IED attack at the Manipur Chief Minister's bungalow and at a restaurant in Imphal in 2013, and recovered a large cache of IEDs and explosives from his possession, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Imphal, 4th capital city in NE, to come on railway map within 27 months
Imphal/Guwahati, Sep 12 (IANS) Amidst the Covid-19 related restrictions and dealing with the serious topographical hurdles and challenges, Manipurs Imphal will be the fourth capital city in the mountainous northeastern region expected to come on the Indian railway map within the next 27 months.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress announced new chief in poll-bound Manipur
Imphal, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed N. Loken Singh as the President of the Manipur unit, while also naming three Working Presidents for the poll-bound northeastern state.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Manipur launches e-ILP system for strict monitoring of outsiders
Imphal/Shillong, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government on Thursday launched an e-ILP (Inner Line Permit) system to strictly monitor the movement of outsiders in the state and to protect the interest of the indigenous people.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
BJP govt in Manipur diverting urea to boost poppy farming: Jairam Ramesh
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday that the BJP government in Manipur has been diverting urea for boosting poppy cultivation in the hilly areas of the state, while the farmers' body said that the fertiliser is being smuggled into neighbouring Myanmar.
2021-08-31
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
3 youths held in Manipur for trying to smuggle Covid drugs to Myanmar
Imphal, Aug 24 (IANS) A local court in Manipur has remanded three youths to police custody till Friday for attempting to smuggle Covid-19 vaccines and other medicines to neighbouring Myanmar, police said on Tuesday.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moderate quake hits Manipur, no loss of property reported
Imphal, Aug 17 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale followed by two aftershocks was reported in eastern Manipurs Kamjong district and neighbouring Myanmar on Tuesday night, officials said.
2021-08-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Huge cache of arms smuggled from Myanmar seized in Manipur
Imphal, Aug 10 (IANS) The Assam Rifles and Manipur Police in a joint operation have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, suspected to be smuggled from Myanmar, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-08-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Army felicitates Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu in Manipur
Imphal, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian Army on Saturday felicitated Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in Manipur, defence sources said.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Defence/Security
Revelry in Manipur as local boy Nilakanta helps India beat Germany
Imphal, Aug 5 (IANS) It was celebration time in Manipur soon after the men's hockey team won the bronze medal at the Olympics.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Manipur,Sports
Chanu returns to Manipur after Oly glory, receives rousing welcome
Imphal, July 27 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu was accorded a hero's welcome on her return to Manipur on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Manipur,Sports
We expected Chanu to strike gold, but silver is like gold for us: Mirabai's family
Imphal, July 24 (IANS) The family members of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won a historic silver medal in the women's 49 kg category at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, are elated by her success, though they expected her to strike gold.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Second Manipur activist, held for FB post, freed after HC order
Imphal, July 23 (IANS) Manipur activist Wangkhemcha Wangthoi was released from the central jail following a High Court order on Friday, five days after his associate Erendro Leichombam was freed on the Supreme Court's orders. The duo had been detained under the National Security Act for their Facebook posts criticising BJP leaders for advocating cow dung and cow urine as cure for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Manipuri activist, held for FB post, freed after SC order
Imphal/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur on Monday released activist Erendro Leichombam on the Supreme Court's orders, two months after he was detained under the National Security Act (NSA) for his Facebook post criticising BJP leaders for advocating cow dung and cow urine as cure for Covid-19.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rs 10l Assam Rifles' compenation; police probe continue into civilian's death in Manipur
Imphal, June 6 (IANS) Amid strong public protests and tension that erupted over the killing of a civilian in Manipur's Kangpokpi district on Friday night, the civil societies, Assam Rifles and the state police have signed an agreement that announced a police probe into the incident and compensation of Rs 10 lakh by the central para-military force, police said on Sunday.
2021-06-06
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former India midfielder Renedy in frontline of Covid duty
Imphal, May 24 (IANS) Former India football team midfielder Renedy Singh is alarmed at the growing number of Covid-19 cases in his home state Manipur and is busy arranging oxygen cylinders for the needy.
2021-05-24
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Manipuri scribe, activist charged under NSA over FB posts
Imphal, May 18 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur have charged a journalist and a political activist, who were arrested on May 13 over their Facebook posts reportedly criticising the ruling BJP leaders, under the National Security Act (NSA), officials said on Tuesday.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Manipur: Scribe, activist held over FB posts
Imphal, May 15 (IANS) The Manipur police have arrested a journalist and a political activist over their Facebook posts reportedly criticising the the ruling BJP leaders, police said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur HC rules election of MLA as 'null and void'
Imphal, April 15 (IANS) The Manipur High Court on Thursday ruled the election of MLA Okram Henry Singh, who was elected from the Wangkhei Assembly constituency in the 2017 elections, as 'null and void', officials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
IAF deploy 2 copters to douse Manipur forest fire
Imphal, March 29 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday deployed two helicopters to douse the forest fire at Shirui peak in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Manipur orders bar on Myanmarese entering India
Imphal/Aizawl, March 29 (IANS) The Manipur government has asked the district administrations of bordering Myanmar not to entertain people from across the border to enter into the Indian territory, officials said on Monday.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Manipur CM seeks Centre's help after fire at Shirui peak
Imphal, March 28 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has sought help from the central government as well as the locals in dousing the fire at Shirui peak in Ukhrul district, officials said here on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur talk show gets notice under new IT rules, withdrawn later
Imphal, March 2 (IANS) Hours after a district magistrate in Manipur sent a notice to a digital news platform under the Centre's new rules to regulate digital media in the country, the district authorities withdrew the notice with "immediate effect".
2021-03-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics
Myanmar bound drugs worth Rs 14 cr seized in Manipur, 3 held
Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) Drugs worth Rs 14 crore were seized from two trucks and three persons were arrested in Imphal West district, said police officials on Tuesday. They suspect the consignment was bound for Myanmar.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur Anganwadi worker dies week after taking Covid-19 vaccine
Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) An Anganwadi worker in Manipur died a week after receiving her first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Health/Medicine
Cash reward for info on grenade attack on Manipur newspaper office
Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) Manipur Police on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for any information leading to an arrest in connection with the grenade attack at a newspaper office in Imphal last week.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Terrorism
Manipur's top separatist & ex-UNLF chief Panmei expelled 'for all times' from outfit
Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) Khundongbam Panmei, former chairman of the 1964-founded United National Liberation Front (UNLF), has faced charges of "colluding with the enemy by leaking sensitive information and framing other leaders" and has been expelled permanently during a special session of the UNLF.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Terrorism
Grenade attack on Manipur newspaper office : Media organisations call off stir
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The indefinite agitation launched by editors and journalists in Manipur on Sunday to protest the grenade attack on a leading newspaper's office in Imphal on Saturday was called off on Thursday and the publication of newspapers and telecast of television channels would resume from Friday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Defence/Security
No news, no TV content in Manipur for 4th day to protest attack
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) No newspaper hit the stands and no local television channels in Manipur aired any news and programmes for the fourth day on Wednesday as editors and journalists continued to cease work to protest the attack on a leading newspaper's office.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics,Terrorism
SIT to probe grenade attack on newspaper office in Manipur
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced on Tuesday that the state government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the recent grenade attack on the office of Imphal-based daily 'Poknapham'.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
No news in Manipur for third day as media protests grenade attack
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) No newspaper hit the stands and no local television channels in Manipur aired any news and programmes for the third day on Tuesday as editors and journalists continued to cease work protesting against the attack on a leading Manipuri newspaper office.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics,Terrorism
Manipur's iconic all-women market reopens after 11 months
Imphal/Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) World's largest all-women-run market 'Ima Keithal' or the 'Mother's Market', located in the Manipur state capital, was formally reopened on Monday after 11 months, bringing smile on the faces of over 3,600 women traders.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Forces rescue 3 Manipur workers kidnapped by terrorists
Imphal, Feb 13 (IANS) Three workers, kidnapped by Kuki militants in Manipur, were rescued by security forces from a forest after a fierce gun-battle, police said on Saturday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security
Assam man jailed for 16 years for sexually assaulting niece
Imphal, Jan 30 (IANS) A Special POCSO court Judge in Manipur on Saturday sentenced a man from Assam for 16 years and a fine of Rs 20,000 under the POCSO Act, 2012 for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old niece, a court official said.
2021-01-30
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Republic Day celebrated in Manipur despite militants' boycott call
Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Despite the boycott call by several banned extremist outfits, the 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in Manipur on Tuesday in a befitting manner with Governor Najma Heptulla hoisted the national flag at Kangla Fort here and taking salute from 49 contingents.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Detained for sedition, 2 Manipur scribes released after admitting mistake
Imphal, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after detaining two Manipur editors on sedition charges after the publication of an article "supporting revolutionary ideology" in their online news portal, the police on Monday released the duo after they admitted that the write-up was published due to oversight, the police said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Manipur govt extends 'disturbed area' status for another year
Imphal/Agartala, Dec 30 (IANS) In the wake of violent activities of the various terrorist outfits recently, the Manipur government has extended the 'disturbed area status' under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) across the state, barring Imphal municipal areas, for another year, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-12-30
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security
NE development PM's dream, many projects sanctioned: Amit Shah
Imphal, Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kept the northeast in his heart and thus showered the region with a huge amount of central funds, tamed the decades-old terrorism and established peace, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.
2020-12-27
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Hundreds bid farewell to Manipur braveheart martyred in J&K
Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday offered full force honours during the last rites of Sub-Inspector Paotinsat Guite, who was martyred in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security