Sunday, January 23, 2022

EC allows militants under ceasefire agreement to cast votes in Manipur polls

Imphal |Sunday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
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 ... read..

Cong releases 1st list of 40 candidates for Manipur polls

Imphal |Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
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.... read..

Congress declares 40 candidates for Manipur polls

Imphal (Manipur) | January 22, 2022 11:20:36 PM IST
Congress on Saturday released a list of 40 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur.... read..

Assam Rifles arrests PLA operative in Manipur

Bishnupur (Manipur) | January 21, 2022 11:20:23 PM IST
Loktak Battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended an insurgent, belonging to Manipur-based People's Liberation Army (PLA) from Bishnupur district of Manipur on Wednesday.... read..

Govt committed to make Manipur India's sporting powerhouse: PM

Imphal |Friday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
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.... read..

Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 50th Statehood Day

Agartala/Imphal/Shillong |Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Friday separately celebrated their 50th Statehood Day through numerous colourful and a mega functions.... read..

Lone TMC MLA, ex-Congress legislator join BJP in Manipur

Imphal |Friday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Lone Trinamool Congress MLA T. Robindro Singh and a former Congress legislator Y. Surchandra on Thursday joined the ruling BJP in Manipur.... read..

Security forces foil major attack in Manipur's Chandel, recover IED

Chandel (Manipur) | January 19, 2022 6:20:02 AM IST
Joupi and Phundrei Battalions of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGAR) (South) under Spear Corps in a joint operation with Manipur Police foiled a major attack by recovering an Improvised explosive device (IED) near Kuljang village in Chandel di... read..

Christians in Manipur urge EC not to hold polling on Sunday as it their prayer day

Imphal |Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
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.... read..

BJP likely to go solo this time in Manipur

Imphal |Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
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.... read..

Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur police, takes charge as Addl SP

Imphal |Sunday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
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.... read..

Covid-19 cases rising in poll-bound Manipur

Imphal |Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
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.... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Manipur's Ukhrul

Ukhrul (Manipur) | January 14, 2022 3:20:15 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the Ukhrul area of Manipur on Friday, National Centre For Seismology said.... read..

Two powerful blasts near Congress leaders' residences in Manipur

Imphal |Thursday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
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... read..

Locals block traffic after 2 persons shot dead by unidentified assailant in Manipur

Imphal West (Manipur) | January 11, 2022 9:50:27 PM IST
Locals blocked the traffic movement at Mayai Lambi road on Monday after two persons were shot dead by an unidentified assailant at Samurou Awang Leikai in the Imphal West district in Manipur ahead of the upcoming State Assembly elections, police informed.... read..

Police commando among 2 shot dead in pre-poll violence in Manipur

Imphal |Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Two people, including a police commando, were shot dead by unknown assailants at Wangoi in Imphal West district, police officials said on Monday.... read..

Manipur Congress legislator joins BJP

Imphal |Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
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.... read..

BJP bashes Punjab CM Channi for briefing Priyanka Gandhi on PM's security

Imphal (Manipur) | January 9, 2022 4:50:34 PM IST
The BJP on Sunday slammed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over his briefing Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security and asked why she was kept in the loop regarding the PM's security.... read..

Political parties welcome Manipur poll schedule

Imphal |Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
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.... read..

Amit Shah's two-day Manipur visit cancelled

Imphal |Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
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.... read..

Centre to double 10 Gbps internet bandwidth from Bangladesh to boost connectivity in northeast

Imphal (Manipur) | January 6, 2022 4:50:01 AM IST
With the aim to boost internet connectivity in North-Eastern states, the Centre has decided to double the 10 Gbps internet bandwidth from Bangladesh' Cox's Bazar to India in the coming weeks.... read..

Manipur: Assam Rifles jawan killed in terrorist attack

Thoubal (Manipur) | January 6, 2022 8:50:00 AM IST
One Assam Rifles jawan was killed in a terrorist attack in Usoipokpi Sangomsang area of Manipur's Thoubal district on Wednesday.... read..

Amid pandemic, Manipur aims to boost economy, curb drugs menace in 2022

Imphal |Wednesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
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 c... read..

Manipur: PM Modi tries his hand at playing traditional musical instruments during visit to Imphal

Imphal (Manipur) | January 4, 2022 7:49:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tried his hand at playing traditional musical instruments during his visit to Manipur's capital city Imphal.... read..

PM Modi embraces Manipur culture in unique traditional Meitei headgear

Imphal | January 4, 2022 3:49:59 PM IST
Known for dressing according to the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced Manipur culture by sporting a unique traditional headgear associated with Meitei culture, on Tuesday.... read..

Development projects prove 'double-engine' govt's commitment to North East: PM Modi

Imphal (Manipur) | January 4, 2022 2:50:06 PM IST
Reiterating BJP-led Centre's commitment to the development of Northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the new projects are proof of the 'double-engine' government efforts in this direction.... read..

'After becoming PM, brought New Delhi to Manipur's doorstep', Prime Minister Modi in Imphal

Imphal (Manipur) | January 4, 2022 2:20:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed previous governments for leaving Manipur "on its own" and said that he has brought the BJP-led Centre to the state's doorstep.... read..

Northeast will become major driver of India's growth: PM Modi in Manipur

Imphal (Manipur) | January 4, 2022 1:20:23 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Northeastern states will become major drivers of India's growth in the upcoming years with Manipur as the main source of the country's growth trajectory.... read..

PM to lay foundation for over 25 projects worth Rs 5,500 cr in Manipur, Tripura

Agartala/Imphal |Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
During his visit to two northeastern states -- Manipur and Tripura -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate and lay the foundation for over 25 projects worth Rs 5,500 crore.... read..

NE region to be hub of India's growth, Manipur to link with southeast nations: Modi

Imphal |Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
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 internation... read..

Centre to provide Rs 97 cr to protect Manipur's iconic Loktak Lake

Imphal |Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
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 th... read..

Manipur CM warns of action against misuse of social media

Imphal |Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday warned to take action against those misusing social media platforms.... read..

COVID-19: Manipur govt imposes night curfew from 9 pm to 4 am

Imphal (Manipur) | December 30, 2021 3:49:48 AM IST
In light of the rising Omicron cases in the country, the Manipur government on Wednesday imposed night curfew from 9 pm to 4 am.... read..

Under PM Modi's leadership, Manipur to emerge as gateway to self-reliance in Northeast India: Nadda

Kakching (Manipur) | December 30, 2021 10:19:53 PM IST
Stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party's vision is to take the nation ahead, BJP national President JP Nadda on Thursday said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, Manipur will emerge as the gateway to self-reliance in Northeast India.... read..

Congress gave 'instability, inequality' to Manipur, BJP gave 'infrastructure, integration': JP Nadda

Kakching (Manipur) | December 30, 2021 10:49:53 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Thursday hit out at the Congress in poll-bound Manipur and said that the grand old gave "instability, insurgency, lawlessness, and inequality" to the state.... read..

Manipur polls: BJP president JP Nadda arrives in Imphal

Imphal (Manipur) | December 30, 2021 2:20:28 PM IST
Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Manipur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda on Thursday arrived in the state.... read..

Powerful blast in Imphal, none hurt; search on to nab perpetrators

Imphal |Wednesday, 2021 9:15:08 PM IST
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.... read..

Suspected IED blast takes place in Manipur's Imphal, no casualty reported

Imphal (Manipur) | December 29, 2021 10:19:52 AM IST
A blast, suspected to be from an IED, took place early morning on Wednesday in front of a Gala mal Godown Telipati in Manipur's Imphal East. No casualty was reported in the incident and further investigation into the matter is underway.... read..

Giant tricolour to be unfurled atop NE India's tallest flagpole in Manipur

Imphal |Tuesday, 2021 10:45:09 PM IST
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 Tuesd... read..

Manipur govt likely to propose to lift AFSPA from state

Imphal/Shillong |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:08 AM IST
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 Mo... read..

Manipur reports 1st Omicron case in NE

Imphal |Monday, 2021 9:45:09 PM IST
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.... read..

Manipur: One UNLF cadre arrested in Imphal; arms, ammunition recovered

Imphal (Manipur) | December 26, 2021 3:50:20 PM IST
One United Nations Liberation Front (UNLF) cadre was arrested on Saturday, and arms were recovered from his possession.... read..

Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude hits Imphal

Imphal (Manipur) | December 26, 2021 4:19:27 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale hit West-Northwest of Manipur's Imphal on Sunday, informed the National Center for Seismology (NSC).... read..

PM Modi appointed 1st women defence min, edu min, foreign min and finance min: Nadda

Sagolband (Manipur) | December 24, 2021 3:51:07 PM IST
BJP national President JP Nadda said that it was the Modi Government that appointed India's first woman defence minister, first woman education minister, first woman foreign minister, and first woman finance minister.... read..
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