Meeting with Union Home Minister fruitful : COTU Amit Shah takes first hand account of Kpi folks

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 31: The Union Home Minister's visit to Kangpokpi and meeting with prominent leaders and intellectuals of the Kuki community was 'fruitful', Committee on Tribals Unity (COTU), Sadar Hills said today.Nevertheless, the Committ..

Manipur racked by ethnic violence fueled by incursion from Myanmar

IMPHAL, May 31The capital of India’s Manipur State, Imphal, until very recently boasted shiny showrooms featuring international brands and hosted delegates from the world’s wealthiest countries for Group of 20 meetings, showing this border pro..

Human chains ring out demand for NRC

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31 :  Thousands of people of different communities formed human chains in different parts of the valley districts with the common demand to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and safeguard the unity and..

Notice served on 10 MLAs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31 : Privilege and Ethics Committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly has sent a show cause notice to the 10 MLAs who demanded a separate administration for the Chin-Kuki people.Pertaining to the demand of bifurcating ad..

Stand of CDS, silence on SoO lampooned

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: The silence of Amit Shah on the demand for abrogation of Suspension of Operation (SoO) and Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan terming the present violent conflict as "primarily ethnic and not counter-insurgenc..

PREPAK (Pro) expounds on state of Meiteis

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31 : The proscribed PREPAK (Progressive) has claimed that the Meiteis are in a precarious situation due to imprisonment politically and physically in the tiny valley.In a statement issued on the eve of the 13th Progressive..

Don't touch our land : UNC

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, May 31: The United Naga Council (UNC) has sent out a strong message to the Government of India that the “Nagas will not accept any disintegration of Naga areas in attempting to address any demand by any community”.Th..

Shah reaches out to displaced people

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah interacted with the displaced people from Churachandpur and Moreh who are taking shelter at the relief camp set up at Ideal Girls College in Akampat under Thongju Constituency, today.The ..

Silent protest, peace rally organised

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 31: A large number of Womens' Force Thoubal district members gathered today in a silent protest at Thoubal mela ground urging Union Home Minister Amit Shah to "take immediate and appropriate decision" and resolve the conflict..

Relief items distributed

Our CorrespondentTHB/BPR, May 31: Pulleipokpi Social Welfare AssociationSangaiyumpham has donated relief materials to the relief camps at Wangjing Kodompokpi sports complex and Lamding Higher Secondary school today.It may be noted that locals under the ju..

Missed: Shirui Lily festival

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, May 31: Shirui Lily festival is celebrated during May when the flower is in bloom to spread the message of peace, love, harmony and to preserve the beauty of nature.However, this year the flower has bid adieu.Shirui Kashong, the abod..

Ex-servicemen group points accusatory finger at Central Security Forces

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, May 31: Bishnupur District Ex-Servicemen Association has accused the Central Security Forces of being partial and siding with a particular group.H Birbal, vice-president, Bishnupur District Ex-Servicemen Association raised ques..

Committee demands retrieval of H Robinsana's mortal remains

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 31: Khongjom Circle Co-ordination Committee has submitted a memorandum to Thoubal DC Ahanthem Subhash demanding retrieval of the mortal remains of Heigrujam Robinsana (28) who was allegedly killed by suspected Kuki militants ..

DM Jiribam prohibits

JIRIBAM, May 31The District Magistrate of Jiribam, W Malemnganba Chenglei, IAS has prohibited the flying of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Jiribam area with immediate effect under Sub-Section 2 of Section 144...

Memoranda submitted

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 31 : Private organisations from Wangkhem Assembly Constituency have submitted a memorandum to Thoubal Deputy Commissioner  urging against deployment of Central Security forces in Thoubal.The private organisations held a ..

Call to protect integrity of Manipur, cancel SoO raised

IMPHAL, May 31The demand for immediate abrogation of the Suspension of Operation (SoO) with Kuki militant groups and protection of State's integrity is ever growing with more and more people coming out in support of the demand.Lairenjam Soraren Seva Commi..

Department of Social Welfare appeals

IMPHAL, May 31The Department of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur, has appealed to all concerned to refrain from targeting institutions providing shelter/ reception/ care/ rehabilitation to children alleged to be in conflict with law, during the pende..

Free OPD consultation camp at Shija from June 1

IMPHAL, May 31Shija Hospitals & Research Institute (SHRI), Langol, Imphal will be organising a 10-day "Free OPD Consultation Camp" from June 1 to 10, 2023, between 9AM to 2PM at Shija Hospitals & Research Institute (SHRI), Langol, Imphal.During th..

Free medical camp held

IMPHAL, May 31Committee On Present Issue of Manipur (COPIM) in association with Saina Institute of Medical Science, Porompat today organised a free medical camp at the relief camp opened in Langjing Phumlou Siphai.In a release, COPIM informed that the med..

Man feeds monkeys in Mahabali Temple

IMPHAL, May 31Meitram Sanatomba @ Sana Meitram from Sega Road Takhellambam Leikai, Imphal West District, fed about 30 monkeys residing in Mahabali Temple, Imphal East on May 30.In a release, Meitram Sanatomba, i/c media coordinator, One India Foundation, ..

DESAM informs

IMPHAL, May 31To help the people affected by the ongoing conflict in Manipur, Democratic Students' Alliance Of Manipur (DESAM) will organise a voluntary blood donation drive at the blood banks located in different parts of the State from June 1.In a relea..

CM appeals

IMPHAL, May 31 : Chief Minister N Biren Singh has appealed to the people of Manipur not to cause roadblocks and hindrances on free movement of security personnel and relief material in order to save lives and property of innocent civilians and to assuage ..

AR issues rebuttal

IMPHAL, May 31: Reacting to the article "Civilians do not fight with armed militants in Ethnic Clash" written by  Jagat Thoudam and published in this paper, the Assam Rifles has asserted that "the article apart from being ‘ex parte’ and l..

Fake account promoting hate: Govt

IMPHAL, May 31 (DIPR): A fake Facebook account has been found promoting hate and violence amid the present crisis, said the Government appealing to the people, especially tribal brethren residing in Imphal to not panic and feel intimidated. It has been de..

Curfew relaxed

IMPHAL, May 31: While curfew has not been relaxed in Imphal East, the same will be relaxed in Imphal West, Bishnupur and Thoubal from 5 am to 11 am tomorrow. In Kangpokpi, curfew will be relaxed from 6 am to 12 pm tomorrow...

Manipur unrest: Over 4,000 weapons stolen by locals; Agencies fear some supplied to Myanmar militant groups

News18.comNew Delhi, May 31 : As Manipur reels under ethnic unrest due to clashes between Meitei and Kuki tribes, and incidents of loot and arson reported in the last few weeks, the central agencies and local administration fear that some of the stolen we..

Cops hurt in gunfight, explosion

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: At a time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in the State holding talks with civil society organisations of different communities to bring peace, Kuki militants still continue to launch attacks on civilians and secu..

Shah lays down directives during closed door meeting at CCpur

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30 : One day after landing at BT Airport in Imphal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid down certain points during a closed door meeting held with leaders of CSOs and intellectuals of Churachandpur on the prevailing civil u..

Cong team meets President over Manipur issue High level probe demanded

New Delhi, May 30 An eight-member team of Congress led by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday met President Droupadi Murmu apprising her of the situation in Manipur where violence erupted on May 3 and demanded a probe by a high-level inquiry committ..

'Rein in Kuki militants else we will return our medals' Sportspersons lay down ultimatum

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30 : At least eleven sports personalities including Olympians and National awardees from Manipur have resolved to return their awards and medals if the Government of India fails to restore peace normalcy in violent-torn Ma..

Separate bodies put up strong case before Amit Shah

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30 : Many organisations have submitted memoranda with different demands to restore  normalcy in the still-tense Manipur to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah who landed in Imphal last night.While World Meetei Council (..

One more goes missing

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 30: Of the many youth from Khongjom who went to Serou and Sugnu on May 28 to rescue people after Kuki militants burnt down the two villages, one is still missing and he is suspected to have been killed by Kuki militants.On di..

Tri-color hoisted to welcome Shah

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 30: More than 10 villages belonging to the Kuki community were reportedly attacked and burnt down when people of Kangpokpi were engaged in putting up the tricolor to welcome the Union Home Minister tomorrow at the district ..

Sent on deputation to Manipur... CRPF IG Rajiv Singh likely to get key post

Mumbai, May 30,Senior IPS officer Rajiv Singh, currently the Inspector General of CRPF, has been sent to Manipur and is likely to be appointed to a key post to handle the prevailing security situation in the State.Singh, a 1993-batch IPS officer of the Tr..

Clashes primarily ethnic, nothing to do with CI Ops: CDS

Pune, May 30 (PTI) Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Tuesday said challenges in Manipur have not disappeared, but expressed hope that things will settle down in some time while noting the situation in the North Eastern State now is not relate..

PAPPM files petition at SC, details threats of narco-terrorism

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: Highlighting the grave issue of narco-terrorism, growing threat to the National security and the resultant crisis seen in Manipur today, the People’s Alliance for Peace and Progress, Manipur (PAPPM) has filed a p..

Amit Shah reassured integrity, silent on SoO : COCOMI

By Our Staff Reporter    IMPHAL, May 30: Union Home Minister Amit Shah who landed at Imphal last evening on a four-day visit to the State in connection with the ethnic crisis, has reassured that the territorial integrity of Manipur would no..

BSF refutes, clarifies

IMPHAL, May 30: The Border Security Force has clarified that no commotion broke out between its personnel and Manipur commandos and they didn't interfere in any operation of the latter. The BSF was reacting to reports that some commando personnel were int..

MAFD decries

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30 : The Manipur Academic Fraternity, Delhi (MAFD) has condemned the vandalisation of a car belonging to Prof Angomcha Bimol Akoijam, a faculty at School of Social Sciences, JNU last evening (May 29).In a statement, MAFD s..

Public meet resolves to constitute "civilian defence force"

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 30: A public meeting held at Tentha Multiplex Ground has passed a resolution to form "Tentha civilian defence force" to face the Kuki militants in the ongoing conflict.  Notable personalities who attended the public meet..

Medical Department Chandel condemns attack on ambulance, staff

CHANDEL, May 30 (DIO)The Medical Department, Chandel has condemned the assault on ambulance drivers/staff and damage inflicted on two ambulance vehicles of the Department by a crowd at Kakching Lamkhai on May 29.In view of the unfortunate and unwanted inc..

Nagaland CM's consignment of aid reaches Kangpokpi

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 30: A huge consignment of relief materials including three trucks of food grains and a fully loaded medicine truck from Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio reached Kangpokpi today at around 1:00 pm.The consignment was recei..

CPSH, KLBW tender apology

KAKCHING, May 30The Committee for Peace and Social Harmony, HO Kakching and Kakching Lamkhai Business Welfare Board have tendered their apology in connection with the attack on two ambulance by a group at Kakching Lamkhai on May 29.In a statement, the Com..

Senior Citizens For Society, Moirang raises demands

BISHNUPUR, May 30Urging the State and Central Government to arrive at a speedy resolution for the present crisis, Senior Citizens For Society, Moirang has made numerous demands while noting the vulnerable position of the area.A statement issued by Dr O Go..

Committee formed

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, May 30: Local clubs, organisations and meira paibi associations in Moirang came together to form 'Peace & Protection Committee, Head Office Moirang" yesterday during a meeting held at Moirang Patlou Mandop.The Committee was..

PCL organises rally at Lilong

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 30: Peace Committee Lilong organised a protest rally at Lilong calling for the Centre's intervention in restoring normalcy and to protect the integrity of Manipur.The protest rally saw large scale participation of the residen..

Protests continue

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, May 30: As the State continues to bear the brunt of the ongoing conflict, sit-in protests were staged at Moirangkhunou and Moirang Lamkhai under Bishnupur district today.At Moirangkhunou, the protest was scattered in various ar..

State's integrity will remain intact, says Moirang MLA

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, May 30: Moirang Assembly Constituency MLA Thongam Shanti has categorically asserted that the integrity of the State will remain intact despite "Kuki terrorists" attempting to bring about a disintegration.Today relief camp inmat..

Protests demanding abrogation of SoO pact continue in many parts of State

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30 : The call for abrogation of SoO pact with the Kuki militants got louder with more local organisations joining in the chorus.A sit-in was staged today at Yairipok Yambem in Imphal East under the aegis of Yambem Meira Pa..

MLAs pledge to protect and preserve Manipur's integrity

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: Even as the violent conflict between Kukis and the Meities intensifies in some vulnerable pockets of the State, some MLAs have sworn to the people to protect and preserve Manipur's integrity and its political and admin..