State

Campaigning wraps up in 47 Assembly segments

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: Campaigns and electioneering for the 18th Lok Sabha election came to an end at 4 pm today in the 47 Assembly segments of the State which would go to polls on April 19.Altogether six candidates namely INC’s Dr Ang..

Syed among successful CS candidates

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: The Brothers of Syed Society (BoSS), Manipur has congratulated Syed Sadique on cracking the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2023.Syed Sadique is among 10 from Manipur who cracked the examination, the results of which w..

Thunderstorm wreaks havoc

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: A severe thunderstorm in the day that hit several places across Manipur has damaged several houses at Thamnapokpi, Sanasabi and Waiton areas, said Indian Red Cross Society.Volunteers of the Red Cross Society, Manipur S..

PIL seeks protection of village volunteers

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: Seeking protection of volunteers guarding villages until the communal crisis besieging the State is effectively brought to an end and peace is restored fully, a PIL has been filed at the High Court of Manipur.The PIL w..

Choose right candidate, urges Taragi Cheisu

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17 : With the Lok Sabha election set to begin in a couple of days, the Taragi Cheisu has appealed to all the electors to vote for the candidates (Inner and Outer seats) who understand the situation in Manipur thoroughly an..

Act of terrorism, says COCOMI

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: Taking strong exception to the attack carried out by suspected Chin-Kuki narco-terrorists at a convoy of fuel tankers and other goods carriers on Imphal-Jiribam highway in between Kaimai and Tollen Kuki village on Tues..

WMC takes ST drive to football field

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17 : Footballers displayed their endorsement to the demand to enlist Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list of the Constitution at Lamjao ground in Kakching today.Ahead of a kicking off a football tournament at Lam..

Secure National Highways, KKL tells Governments

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: The State Government and the Centre failing to control and secure merely a few kilometres of the two Highways in Manipur is appalling, said Kangleipak Kanba Lup (KKL) after suspected Kuki militants' attacked oil and ga..

Measures in place for smooth elections: DEO

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17 : Necessary measures have been taken up to ensure peaceful conduct of the 18th Lok Sabha election in 10 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) of Imphal East which fall under Inner Parliamentary seat, said District Election Offi..

RNPO condemns

IMPHAL, Apr 17: The Rongmei Naga People's Organization (RNPO) has strongly condemned the act of violence carried out against tanker drivers along NH 37 yesterday.RNPO has pleaded with all groups to abstain from violence and prayed for a peaceful and glori..

One drowns

IMPHAL, Apr 17: One man who fell in a pond last night at Luwangshangbam Awang Leikai, Imphal East district under Heingang police station was found dead today.The deceased has been identified as Thangjam Ingo (45) s/o Th Manglem of Luwangshangbam Awang Lei..

Kangla to remain closed from April 18 to 20

IMPHAL, Apr 17 : The Kangla will remain closed to visitors from April 18 to April 20 due to deputation of officials and security personnel for the general election to Lok Sabha-2024, said Commissioner of Art and Culture M Joy Singh in a statement today...

Attack on tankers condemned

IMPHAL, Apr 17Condemning yesterday's attack at Keimai, Tollen village along Imphal-Jiribam Highway which left two drivers injured, the Manipur Women's Federation (MWF) has demanded swift arrest and legal action against the culprits.A statement issued by T..

State Govt can terminate SoO on advice of JMG : Bimol

Our CorrespondentMoirang, Apr 16 : The State Government can terminate the Suspension of Operation (SoO) pact with the Kuki militant groups based on the recommendation of the Joint Monitoring Group of the tripartite agreement, claimed Congress candidate in..

Nine from State crack UPSC CSEThree Meiteis make the cut

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16 : At least nine candidates from Manipur have cracked the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2023 with a woman ranking the highest among them.The ten successful candidates who have proved their mettle and their ranks, as re..

Kuki militants attack fuel tankers, two drivers hurt Timely act averts major disaster

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16: With a sinister motive to obstruct supply of essential commodities including fuel to the State, suspected Kuki militants attacked a convoy of goods carriers on Imphal-Jiribam highway today.A convoy of goods carriers in..

Orgs condemn attack on trucks

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16 : Many organisations including the Manipur Driver Association (MDA) and the Federation of Civil Society Organisations (FOCS) and Youth's Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) have strongly condemned the attack on..

Women vendors press for ST status

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16: Endorsing the popular demand for enlistment of Meitei in the Scheduled Tribe category, women vendors of Khwairamband Ima Keithel today staged a protest demonstration at the main market.Through the protest demonstration..

AR rescues three medical personnel

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16: A doctor and two staff of Asian Hospital who had ventured into Twikon, a Kuki village amid the prevailing tension between communities, were rescued by personnel of 22 Assam Rifles Kangchup post today morning.The rescue..

KISH 'directs' community to not vote

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Apr 16: In a significant turn of events, the Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills has directed members of the Kuki community in Sadar Hills to abstain from participating in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.The Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills, the param..

Cong candidate spells out personal to do list

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16 : Dr Angomcha Bimol Akoijam has put forth his personal manifesto which includes 13 agenda before the public today.He released his personal manifesto during a press briefing held at his residence at Keisham-thong Top Lei..

Separating Kukis, Meiteis geographically against idea of India: Congress LS poll nominee Akoijam

Imphal, Apr 16Separating Kukis and Meiteis geographically in violence-hit Manipur in the name of “safety” is against the “very idea” of India and should be condemned left, right and centre, said Congress’ Lok Sabha poll candi..

"Ei Amadi Cancer" enters book of world record

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16: Keke Wahengbam's "Ei Amadi Cancer"-a book on his journey through cancer has made it to the prestigious book of world record.A writer and former announcer at the All India Radio Imphal, Keke Wahengbam was born on April ..

Flood victims urge Government

IMPHAL, Apr 16 : The Hills and Valley Relief Demand Committee (HVRDC), Manipur has urged the State Government to release the 'sanctioned relief assistance for the 2019 drought victims' by the end of this month.HVRDC, in a statement, said that they are hig..

CAF&PD appeals against panic buying

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Taking serious note of the public resorting to panic buying of petrol and diesel, CAF&PD Director Robertson Asem has appealed to all the people to purchase petrol and diesel only for their daily needs and not to resort to panic buying ..

Arms and ammunition recovered

IMPHAL, Apr 16: A combined team of Kakching district commandos and personnel of 37 Assam Rifles carried out a search operation at Utangpokpi village under Sugnu police station and recovered arms and ammunition today afternoon.The arms and ammunition recov..

Dr Bimol's wife files complaint

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 16 : Olivia Thounaojam, wife of the INC candidate for the forthcoming Manipur Lok Sabha Election (Inner Constituency) Dr Angomcha Bimol Akoijam, has lodged a complaint with the Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West under&n..

Election related exercise conducted

KAMJONG, Apr 16 (DIO): As the poll dates for the 18th Lok Sabha come closer, the District Election Office Kamjong today conducted multiple group-wise training of the polling personnel at the Kamjong Election Hall (NIELIT Hall) located inside the Mini Secr..

MMTU extends gratitude

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Meetei (Meitei) Tribe Union (MMTU) has extended its sincere gratitude to all Meira Paibis and local clubs who participated and helped organise "No ST, No Vote" campaign on April 14. A statement issued by the Womens' Wing of MMTU addressed ..

Attack on oil tankers an act of terrorism, says JTSA

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Apr 16: The Joint Tribes Students' Association (JTSA) of All Inpui Students' Union (AISU), Zeme Students' Organisation, Manipur (ZSOM), Rongmei Naga Students' Organization, Manipur (RNSOM), Liangmai Naga Katimai Ruangdi, Manipur..

Detained by police for 35 hrs for criticising UHM's visit, claims activist

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Transgender activist Malem Thongam today said she was allegedly detained by the police for around 35 hours for criticising Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Manipur.At Manipur Press Club, Imphal, Malem said she had released a statem..

Amit Shah rules out dividing Manipur, says BJP committed to peace

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah has categorically stated that the Modi Government is committed to establishing peace in Manipur through talks with both sections and without dividing Manipur.The announcement of the Union..

Shah incited communal tension : Cong

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15 : The Manipur Congress Committee has accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of inciting communal tension in Manipur during his visit to Imphal today.Addressing an election rally at Imphal's Hapta Kangjeibung today, Amit ..

Many protest Home Minister's visit

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15: A large number of people, aggrieved by the Centre’s indifference to the protracted Manipur crisis and the people’s suffering, protested Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the State capital today..

Kuki offensive continues at Heirok

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15: Kuki militants perpetuated their offensive against Meitei villages of Heirok located in the peripheral area of Thoubal and Tengnoupal districts today too.Sources said that a large number of Kuki militants holding sophi..

Delhi has answered many questions: CM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has answered many of the questions asked by the people of Manipur during the last 10 months or so, claimed Chief Minister N Biren.Briefing media persons at his official residence this even..

SC refuses petition for voting facilities to displaced residents in Manipur polls

New Delhi, Apr 15The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking voting facilities for around 18,000 people displaced internally due to the ethnic strife in Manipur for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.The polling for the two Lok Sabha sea..

One found dead

IMPHAL, Apr 15: One male dead body was found lying on the bank of Imphal River at Khuman Lampak at around 7.20 am today.Police have picked up the unknown dead body and deposited it at RIMS mortuary for identification and post mortem examination, informed ..

Imphal Ring Road project to transform transport dynamics in Manipur; introduce women-operated e-vehicles

Waari Singbul NetworkImphal, Apr 15: In a significant move towards sustainable urban transport solutions, the Imphal Ring Road project is gearing up to introduce a fleet of women-operated e-buses and e-rickshaws. Spearheaded by Yumnam Joykumar Singh, Proj..

WMC tears into CM's "normalcy has been restored" remark

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15: World Meetei Council (WMC) has expressed shock and bewilderment over Chief Minister N Biren Singh's claim that normalcy has been restored in Manipur during an interview with a National media house (The Economic Times) ..

Amit Shah cares about elections only: Imagi Meira

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15: Even as Amit Shah addressed an election rally at Imphal today, Imagi Meira has accused the Union Home Minister of remembering Manipur only during the elections.Addressing media persons at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, Im..

Totomsana endorses Meiteis' ST demand

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Apr 15: Expressing strong support to the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur, Inner Manipur Parliamentary election candidate Moirangthem Totomsana has vowed to push the ST demand for Meiteis and give the community Constituti..

People urged to vote for worthy candidates

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 15: Stating that Manipur is primed for a transformation, the  Co-ordination Committee for Crisis Resolution Manipur has urged people to choose a worthy representative in the 18th Lok Sabha Elections 2024.Addressing a ..

ZUF warns

IMPHAL, Apr 15The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has categorically stated that NSCN(IM)’s aggressiveness should be put to an end once for all.“If NSCN(IM), UNC and its units continue threatening and intimidating the public to support NPF, we w..

RJP(S) extends support to INDIA Bloc

IMPHAL, Apr 14: The Rashtriya Janshakti Party-Secular (RJP-S) has pledged support to the two candidates being fielded by INDIA Bloc Manipur in the two Lok Sabha seats of the State.Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here this afternoon, RJP-S ..

MNRF appeals for peace

IMPHAL, Apr 14The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) has conveyed its deepest condolences to the family and community of the cadre from the Zaliangrong United Front (ZUF) who was tragically killed by unknown miscreants."Such senseless acts of violenc..

Kuki militants attack multiple locations, two killed in retaliation

Kuki militants attack multiple locations, two killed in retaliation..

I back ST demand : Basantakumar

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 14 : BJP candidate in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Th Basantakumar has stated that he supports the popular demand for enlistment of Meitei/Meetei in the ST category and he would work at his best level to fulfil..

Fitting tributes paid on Athouba Singgi Numit

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 14 : On Athouba Singgi Numit, rich floral tributes were paid to nine martyrs of proscribed outfit RPF-PLA at their memorial site at Cheiraoching, Imphal yesterday.As part of the event, families of the nine cadres, killed i..

KCP elucidates geostrategic factors

IMPHAL, Apr 14: The banned outfit KCP has elucidated the geopolitical and geostrategic factors which have been allegedly prolonging the violent conflict between Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities.A statement issued by KCP politburo standing committee chairman..