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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Manipur talk show gets notice under new IT rules, withdrawn later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
Manipur has India's best police station
Imphal/Itanagar, Dec 3 (IANS) Northeast has three of India's Top 10 police stations with Manipur securing the top spot, besides Arunachal Pradesh at third and Sikkim at seventh, according to the 2020 rankings announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society
India, Myanmar exchange 61 nationals through ICP
Imphal/Guwahati, Nov 26 (IANS) India and Myanmar on Thursday exchanged 61 nationals including two militants through the Moreh Integrated Check Post (ICP) in southern Manipur, officials said.
2020-11-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Diplomacy
Scribes' protest in Manipur against militant outfit's diktat
Imphal, Nov 25 (IANS) The editors, working journalists and non-journalists in Manipur on Wednesday staged a demonstration against the unethical pressure of a militant outfit in connection with the publication of news relating to the different factions of a terror group.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics
Drugs worth Rs 3.3 crore seized in Manipur
Imphal, Nov 23 (IANS) Seizure of drugs smuggled in from neighbouring Myanmar continued in Manipur with Assam Rifle troopers now coming across a fresh consignment of narcotics valued at Rs 3.3 crore, officials said on Monday.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Drugs worth Rs 2,320 cr seized in Manipur, govt to reward police
Imphal, Nov 19 (IANS) The Manipur Police and Assam Rifles troopers have seized 582 kg brown sugar smuggled in from Myanmar valued at Rs 2,320 crore in three different actions since October 28, officials said on Thursday.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur CM Biren Singh tests positive for Covid-19
Imphal, Nov 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-11-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Shah likely to visit Manipur to discuss Naga issue
Imphal/Kohima, Nov 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Manipur this month to discuss the politically significant Naga issue with various stakeholders, officials said on Friday.
2020-11-13
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Drugs worth Rs 287 crore seized in Manipur
Imphal, Nov 12 (IANS) A huge quantity of drugs, valued at Rs 287 crore, was seized in central Manipur's Thoubal District, Assam Rifles officials said on Thursday.
2020-11-12
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Bypoll outcome bolsters BJP-led Biren Singh government in Manipur
Imphal, Nov 11 (IANS) After winning four out of the five seats in the Assembly bypolls on Tuesday, the BJP, which is heading a coalition government in Manipur since 2017, became the single largest party and further strengthened its political domination in the northeastern state, officials and commentators said on Wednesday.
2020-11-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Assembly by-polls: BJP-led NDA dominates in two NE states
Imphal/Kohima, Nov 10 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Tuesday won five seats including one unopposed out of the seven Assembly seats in Manipur and Nagaland, where bypolls were held last week. Independent candidates won the remaining two seats.
2020-11-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
BJP wins 2 seats, Ind 1 in Manipur; NDPP 1, Ind 1 in Nagaland (3rd Ld)
Imphal/Kohima, Nov 10 (IANS) Ruling BJP candidates on Tuesday won two Assembly seats in Manipur bypolls and the party is leading in another seat, while an Independent candidate won the fourth seat in the state.
2020-11-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
BJP wins 2 seats, Independent 1 in Manipur; NDPP 1 in Nagaland (2nd Ld)
Imphal/Kohima, Nov 10 (IANS) Ruling BJP's candidates on Tuesday won two Assembly seats while party-supported Independent candidate won the third one in Manipur, with BJP leading in the fourth seat for which official result was yet to be out.
2020-11-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
BJP ahead in 3, Ind's in 3 seats in Manipur, Nagaland (Ld)
Imphal/Kohima, Nov 10 (IANS) Ruling BJP's candidates are leading in three Assembly seats and an Independent in one seat in Manipur while two Independents are leading in two seats in Nagaland, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-11-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Over 92 % turnout in Manipur bypolls, polling peaceful
Imphal, Nov 7 (IANS) Over 92 per cent of the 1,33,136-strong electorate had cast their votes in by-polls to the four assembly seats in Manipur on Saturday amid elaborate security and strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols, election officials said, election officials said.
2020-11-07
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
40% polling in four Manipur Assembly seats' bypolls
Imphal, Nov 7 (IANS) Over 40 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first five hours of voting during the by-elections to four Assembly seats in Manipur on Saturday amid elaborate security and strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols, election officials said.
2020-11-07
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Quakes hit Manipur, Sikkim; no damage reported
Imphal/Gangtok, Oct 25 (IANS) Moderate earthquakes measuring 3.2 and 3.6 on the Richter scales hit Manipur and Sikkim respectively on Sunday, officials said.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drugs valued at Rs 6.5 cr seized in Manipur, one held
Imphal, Oct 13 (IANS) Assam Rifles troopers on Tuesday seized a huge cache of drugs valued at Rs 6.5 crore in Manipur and arrested one person, officials said.
2020-10-13
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quakes again hit Manipur, Arunachal, no damage
Imphal/Itanagar, Oct 11 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit western Manipur's Tamenglong district on Sunday, the third quake to hit the mountainous area in 16 hours, officials said.
2020-10-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife
Quakes hit Manipur, Mizoram; no damage reported
Imphal/Aizawl, Oct 11 (IANS) Big and moderate earthquakes hit Manipur and Mizoram on Saturday, causing panic among people, officials said.
2020-10-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor quakes hit Manipur and Arunachal, cause no damage
Imphal/Itanagar, Oct 9 (IANS) Minor earthquakes shook Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, causing panic among people though no loss of life or property has been reported so far, officials said.
2020-10-09
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Six ministers dropped, 5 inducted in BJP-led Manipur cabinet (Ld)
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major political development in BJP-ruled Manipur, six cabinet ministers were dropped by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who also hurriedly inducted five ministers, including two who recently quit the opposition Congress.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Three Manipur ministers dropped amid reports of cabinet rejig
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) Amidst reports of a cabinet reshuffle, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Thursday accepted Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's proposal to drop three cabinet ministers, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Bank official gunned down in Manipur, Rs 1.15 cr robbed
Imphal, Sep 4 (IANS) An official of the State Bank of India (SBI) was shot dead and Rs 1.15 crore was looted in southern Manipur's Churachandpur district on Friday, the police said.
2020-09-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quake hits Manipur, no damage reported
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) A 'moderate' quake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, jolted Manipur on Monday night, causing panic among people, officials said.
2020-08-31
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife
Manipur urges MHA to share draft accord with NSCN-IM
Imphal/Kohima, Aug 19 (IANS) The Manipur government said on Wednesday that it had earlier requested the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to make available a copy of the draft agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) to the state government to facilitate it to express its views, an official release said.
2020-08-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Drug taint: Manipur withdraws gallantry medal to SI, orders probe
Imphal, Aug 17 (IANS) The Manipur government has withdrawn the Chief Minister's Gallantry Medal conferred on a police Sub-Inspector, suspended him, and ordered a high-level inquiry after his alleged arrest in a 2013 drug trafficking case was pointed out, officials said here on Monday.
2020-08-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fourth BSF trooper succumbs to Covid-19 in northeast
Imphal/Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper in Manipur succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the death toll of the force's personnel in northeastern states due to the disease to four, health officials said.
2020-08-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Health/Medicine
Manipur CM urges detractors not to assess govt blindly
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Saturday that those criticising his government should first seek details of the government policies, programmes, plans and decisions.
2020-08-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Peace talks with NSCN-IM won't affect Manipur borders: CM
Imphal/Itanagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has asserted that the Centre's ongoing peace talks with the NSCN-IM in Delhi won't affect the territorial boundaries of his state.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics