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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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