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BJP ally NPP announces 1st list of 20 candidates for Manipur polls
Imphal, Jan 24 (IANS) Ruling BJPs ally in Manipur, the National People's Party (NPP), on Monday announced the first list of 20 candidates for the Assembly elections to be held in two phases on February 27 and March 3.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
EC allows militants under ceasefire agreement to cast votes in Manipur polls
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) The Election Commission has allowed the cadres of the pro-talks militant outfits of Manipur, who are currently residing at various designated camps, to cast their votes using postal ballots in the two-phase Assembly elections scheduled on February 27 and March 3, top officials said on Saturday.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Cong releases 1st list of 40 candidates for Manipur polls
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and 11 sitting MLAs are among the 40 candidates announced by the opposition Congress on Saturday for the Manipur assembly elections, scheduled to be held in two phases on February 27 and March 3.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Govt keen to make Manipur India's sporting powerhouse: PM
Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that Manipur deserves peace and freedom from closures and blockades, adding that the government is steadfast in its commitment to make the state Indias sporting powerhouse.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Lone TMC MLA, ex-Congress legislator join BJP in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 20 (IANS) Lone Trinamool Congress MLA T. Robindro Singh and a former Congress legislator Y. Surchandra on Thursday joined the ruling BJP in Manipur.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Christians in Manipur urge EC not to hold polling on Sunday as it their prayer day
Imphal, Jan 18 (IANS) The All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO) on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to reschedule the first phase of Assembly polls on February 27 as the day being a Sunday is the prayer day of the community.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Religion
BJP likely to go solo this time in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which wrested power in Manipur for the first time in 2017 in alliance with two political parties and supported by independent MLAs, this time most probably fight alone, party leaders indicated.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Covid-19 cases rising in poll-bound Manipur
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases in poll-bound Manipur have been rising with the positivity rate of the contagious virus increasing from 4.1 per cent to 7.1 per cent for the past five days, officials said on Saturday.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur police, takes charge as Addl SP
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) Ace athlete Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in Women's 49 kg category in weightlifting in July last year, on Saturday joined as the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Manipur police.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Two powerful blasts near Congress leaders' residences in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 12 (IANS) As the pre-poll violence continued in Manipur, two powerful bombs, including an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated remotely, went off in front of the residences of two Congress leaders in two districts on Wednesday damaging the properties, police said.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Police commando among 2 shot dead in pre-poll violence in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 10 (IANS) Two people, including a police commando, were shot dead by unknown assailants at Wangoi in Imphal West district, police officials said on Monday.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Manipur Congress legislator joins BJP
Imphal, Jan 9 (IANS) Tribal leader and Congress MLA Chaltonlien Amo of Tipaimukh Assembly constituency joined the ruling BJP on Sunday -- a day after the Election Commission announced the schedule of the elections to the 60-member Manipur assembly.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Political parties welcome Manipur poll schedule
Imphal, Jan 8 (IANS) Political parties, both ruling and opposition on Saturday, welcomed the Manipur assembly election schedule and are confident of winning the polls to be held in two phases -- on February 27 and March 3.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Amit Shah's two-day Manipur visit cancelled
Imphal, Jan 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister Ami Shah, who was scheduled to visit Manipur on Thursday and Friday to inaugurate and lay foundation for 29 projects worth of Rs 2,450 crore, has cancelled his trip, officials said on Thursday.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Assam Rifles jawan killed in Manipur blasts, another injured
Imphal, Jan 5 (IANS) An Assam Rifles jawan was killed and another was injured after two powerful IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were detonated at Lilong Usoipokpi Sangomsang in Manipurs Thoubal district on Wednesday, the police said.
2022-01-05
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NE region to be hub of India's growth, Manipur to link with southeast nations: Modi
Imphal, Jan 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Manipur and the Northeastern region will be the hub of India's developmental mission and the under construction highways in the state would be linked with the southeast Asian countries to boost international trade.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Amid pandemic, Manipur aims to boost economy, curb drugs menace in 2022
Imphal, Jan 4 (IANS) Manipur, where vital Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in February-March, aims to rejuvenate economic activity and further boost sports and welfare sectors besides curbing the drug menace in 2022 amid the Covid pandemic, according to political commentators.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Centre to provide Rs 97 cr to protect Manipur's iconic Loktak Lake
Imphal, Jan 2 (IANS) Manipur Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Awangbow Newmai after holding a meeting with the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav on Sunday, said that the Centre has assured to provide Rs 97 crore to protect the famous Loktak Lake.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Manipur CM warns of action against misuse of social media
Imphal, Dec 31 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday warned to take action against those misusing social media platforms.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Powerful blast in Imphal, none hurt; search on to nab perpetrators
Imphal, Dec 29 (IANS) A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated in the heart of the Manipur capital, though none was hurt in the explosion as it occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday, police officials said.
2021-12-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Floating land masses of Manipur's Loktak lake not found in the world: Union Minister
Imphal, Dec 28 (IANS) Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav on Monday said the Loktak lake in Manipur, the largest freshwater lake in the entire northeast region, has floating land masses and 'phumdis' (series of floating lakes) available cannot be found in other places in the world.
2021-12-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife
Giant tricolour to be unfurled atop NE India's tallest flagpole in Manipur
Imphal, Dec 28 (IANS) A giant size national flag will be unfurled atop northeast India's tallest flagpole installed in Manipur's Moirang, where the Indian National Army (INA) led by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had hoisted the tricolour on April 14, 1944, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-12-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society
Manipur reports 1st Omicron case in NE
Imphal, Dec 27 (IANS) A 48-year-old man from Manipur has tested positive for Omicron, becoming the first case of the new Covid-19 variant in the northeast, a health official said on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Manipur,National
Manipur govt likely to propose to lift AFSPA from state
Imphal/Shillong, Dec 27 (IANS) In view of the persistent demand from various parties, including the ruling allies, the BJP government in Manipur is likely to propose to the Centre to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the entire state, officials said on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
PM to visit Manipur, Tripura to launch projects, address rallies
Imphal/Agarala, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Manipur and Tripura on January 4 to inaugurate various projects and to address public rallies, officials said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
BJP govt in Manipur started innovation, integration ending instability: Nadda
Imphal, Dec 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President, J.P. Nadda on Friday claimed that the present government in Manipur initiated "innovation, infrastructure and integration" by removing the previous Congress government's "instability, insurgency and inequality".
2021-12-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
8,640 arms deposited in Manipur ahead of polls
Imphal, Dec 17 (IANS) Responding to the instructions of the authorities, as many as 8,648 arms of various natures were deposited in Manipur ahead of the Assembly elections, likely to be held in February-March next year, an official said on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Manipur media organisations observe shutdown over ad bills' non-payment
Imphal, Dec 16 (IANS) The newspapers and local television channels in Manipur observed a shutdown on Thursday in protest against "the failure of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's commitment" to pay the outstanding advertisement bills amounting to Rs 15 crore.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media
Myanmar Army hands over 5 militants to Manipur Police
Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) The Myanmar Army on Wednesday handed over five hardcore cadre of the banned Revolutionary People's Front (RPF) outfit, a sister wing of the outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA), to the Manipur Police, officials said.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
AFSPA likely to be key issue in poll-bound Manipur
Imphal, Dec 11 (IANS) After firing by the security forces killed 14 civilians and injured 30 others in neighbouring Nagaland on December 4, the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 is likely to be a top issue in the upcoming Assembly elections in Manipur scheduled early next year.
2021-12-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Drugs worth over Rs 508 cr seized in Manipur, one Myanmarese held
Impahl, Dec 7 (IANS) In the biggest ever drug haul in northeast India, the Assam Rifles and the police in Manipur have seized over 154 kg 'methamphetamine' tablets and more than 54 kg heroin worth over Rs 508 crore and arrested one Myanmar national, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-12-07
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite challenges, world's tallest railway bridge to come up in Manipur valley next year
Imphal/Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Indias northeast region is the 6th most quake-prone belt in the world, the soil of the young Himalayan region is fragile and due to the heavy monsoon, the working season is very less. However, despite these challenges the world's tallest railway bridge is being built in Manipurs Noney mountainous valley as part of the 111 km-long Jiribam-Imphal new railway line.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Manipur media organisations threaten to boycott govt if advt bills not paid
Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) The media organisations in Manipur on Thursday asked the state government to clear the pending advertisement bills of various media houses by December 10, failing which, they will boycott the government.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Once 'blood-soaked' roads of Manipur being double-laned now: Nadda
Imphal, Nov 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President J.P. Nadda on Friday said "roads in Manipur there were once soaked with blood" are now witnessing the work following which the lanes would be doubled, adding "frequent blockades" have also ended in the state.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
5 NE states told to step up Covid testing
Imphal/Kohima, Nov 24 (IANS) The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has asked five northeastern states to increase testing and take immediate steps to control the spread of Covid-19, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Health/Medicine
BJP will return to power in Manipur for 2nd time in upcomimng polls: Amit Shah
Imphal, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the BJP will return to power in Manipur in the upcoming Assembly elections as the party has restored peace in the state after it was devastated by terrorism for many years.
2021-11-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
NHRC to hold public hearing on human rights violations in 5 NE states
Imphal, Nov 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) would hold a public hearing in December on grievances of the people on the alleged violation of human rights in five northeastern states -- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim.
2021-11-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blast in Manipur, none hurt; search on to nab perpetrators
Imphal, Nov 18 (IANS) A powerful bomb was detonated at Kairang, a Muslim dominated area, in Manipur though none was hurt in the explosion as it occurred early in the morning on Thursday, police said.
2021-11-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Manipur ambush case to be handed over to NIA
Imphal, Nov 18 (IANS) The November 13 terror attack in Manipur, in which an Assam Rifles Colonel, his wife, son and four jawans of the paramilitary force were killed, would be handed over for probe to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said here on Thursday.
2021-11-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Powerful IEDs recovered in Manipur after terror attack
Imphal, Nov 15 (IANS) After a deadly terror attack which killed seven persons, including an Assam Rifles Colonel, the security forces recovered powerful IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device) fitted with a mobile phone handset and digital watch from three locations in Manipur, the police said on Monday.
2021-11-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Terrorism
India-Myanmar border fencing a priority for govt, says Manipur CM
Imphal, Nov 14 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that to check infiltration from Myanmar and trans-border movement of "inimical elements", the government is making fencing the state's border with the neighbouring country a priority.
2021-11-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Assam Rifles Col, family members killed in Manipur ambush
Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) An Assam Rifles Colonel, his family members and three jawans were killed in a massive ambush staged by unidentified militants in Manipur's Churachandpur district on Saturday, police said.
2021-11-13
Category: India, Manipur,National,Terrorism
Assam Rifles Col, family members among 7 killed in Manipur ambush (Ld)
Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) In one of the deadliest extremist attacks in recent times in northeast India, militants gunned down an Assam Rifles Colonel, his family members and four jawans in Manipur's Churachandpur district along Myanmar border on Saturday, the police said.
2021-11-13
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PLA, MNPF claim responsibility for Manipur ambush (2nd Ld)
Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) In one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in recent times in northeast India, PLA and MNPF militants in a joint ambush gunned down an Assam Rifles Colonel, his family members and four jawans in Manipur's Churachandpur district along Myanmar border on Saturday, the police said.
2021-11-13
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
250 kg IED smuggled in from Myanmar recovered at Manipur border
Imphal, Nov 8 (IANS) The troopers of Assam Rifles patrolling along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur have recovered huge quantities of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing around 250 kg, officials said on Monday.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur govt asks people to deposit arms in police stations
Imphal, Nov 3 (IANS) Ahead of the next year's Assembly elections, the Manipur government has asked people to deposit their firearms immediately, otherwise legal action would be taken against them, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-11-03
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Firebrand woman cop keen to fight polls to fix faulty system for a better Manipur
Imphal, Oct 24 (IANS) Manipur police officer Brinda Thounaojam, who had earlier come into the limelight for her crusade against drugs and numerous other crimes, has decided to contest the state Assembly polls. She said that she is joining politics to "rectify the flawed system, which creates militancy, numerous social evils and deprived people specially the women".
2021-10-24
Category: India, Manipur,National
Celebrations in Manipur for renaming Andman's Mount Harriet Park
Imphal, Oct 17 (IANS) Manipur on Sunday organised mass celebrations across the state to show gratitude to the Centre for renaming the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' 'Mount Harriet', where Manipur's Maharaja Kulchandra Dhwaj Singh and 22 other freedom fighters were imprisoned, as 'Mount Manipur' in their honour.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
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
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