CM-led BJP team bats for Retd judge to head probe

A 30-member state BJP delegation led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh met the Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and other central ministers on Monday.

Police pick up six for verification

Out of about 2000 persons picked up from houses located at Hatta Golapati area on Saturday for verification of non-locals, six of them have been detained by Imphal East district police after they could not furnish identification documents.

Bodies of kid victims of Tml, Kpi tragedies found

After four days of continuous search for the two missing children, the body of a 9-month old baby boy was found at 'Apa thuak' (Apathuak Stream) by two field goers on Saturday.

Opium smuggling racket with state links busted in Punjab

The Bathinda police have cracked a case of illegal drug supplies from Manipur with arrest of two people residing at Ludhiana, and have recovered 24 kg opium from them.

MSF exposes two more errors in HSLCE marks

MSF has brought out two more errors in the results of HSLCE 2018 conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM), which allegedly denied one student to make it among the top 20 position holders while another was made to fail despite passing in first division.

BAC finalises monsoon session sitting on July 20, 23

The Business Advisory Committee of Manipur Legislative Assembly has decided to convene the monsoon session of the assembly from July 20 to 23.

Border pillars not in line with traditional boundary: UCM

United Committee Manipur (UCM) president Sunil Karam has said that Border Pillar 81, which has been erected by the Indian and Myanmar governments without respecting the historical traditional and imaginary boundary should be resurveyed.

BSEM accused of denting prospect of HSLC ‘topper’

Reports have emerged that Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) gave 8 marks less to the 4th Position holder of the recently declared HSLC examinations, thereby denying the student from securing the first position in the examination.

State Vigilance launches probe to trace missing NFSA rice

The State Vigilance Commission has initiated an inquiry into the disappearance of subsidised rice allocated under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Public meeting on BP on Jul 16, MU Jul 15

While informing that a one-day public discussion on disputed border pillars along Manipur boundary will be held on July 16 at GM hall, United Committee Manipur (UCM) has appealed to all sections of the society to join the public discourse so that committee’s new mission to save traditional boundary of Manipur could move to the right path.

Cong leaders ridicule GTV, announce protests over BP issue

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) is all set to launch a series of protest over the boundary issue covering all assembly constituencies in the valley areas of the state from Thursday.

Barak bridge repaired, traffic on NH-37 resumes

Vehicular traffic along the Imphal-Jiribam section of National Highway-37 resumed following completion of repairing work on Barak Bailey Bridge around 4 pm Tuesday.

GTV benefitting deprived section: Leishiyo

The District Administration of Ukhrul organised two GTV Mission camps at Nungshong for 12- Choithar DCC, Ukhrul Sub- Division, and at Hoomi village for 12 - Kachai DCC under LM Sub-Division with the participation of various line departments on Tuesday.

AR jawan dies in IED attack; PLA claims/regrets; AR condemns

A jawan of 31 Assam Rifles got killed when unknown persons (later claimed by PLA) detonated an IED near Kangpat area under Kamjong police station on Monday. The deceased jawan has been identified as Ningthoujam Subhaschandra of Khangabok.

Officials check formalin contents on frozen fishes

Officials of state food safety wing led by nodal officer Chabungbam Sanajaoba conducted a special drive to check possible formalin contents on imported frozen fishes in the markets of Imphal city on Monday.

After ban lift, kits to test formalin contents on frozen fish arrive

The much awaited test kits for checking formalin and ammonia contents on frozen fish have arrived at the state food testing laboratory here on Sunday.

ATSUM reiterates stand on ‘no ST status for Meetei’

Denouncing the ST demand movement for Meetei/Meitei, All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) general secretary Joseph Hmar has reiterated that no community other than those already identified ST communities in the state should be given ST status.

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MU crisis: Students storm Raj Bhavan, BJP office


Demanding removal of Manipur University vice chancellor (VC) Professor Adya Prasad Pandey, a large number of students of various colleges along with volunteers of Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) attempted to storm the Raj Bhavan and the BJP office at located Nityaipat Chuthek here on Monday.

GPS check conducted at disputed border pillar

Hareshwar Goswami, who is researching on international boundaries, demanded the government to conduct a fresh survey of the India-Myanmar international border based on the British traditional line agreed during a joint survey by the then Upper Chindwin district deputy commissioner Captain Macnab and Manipur’s British political agent Colonel Maxwell.

'Will take extreme step’ jibe of CM on Naga issue peeves NPF

The Naga People's Front, Manipur State Unit (NPF-MSU) has expressed its regret that by chief minister N Biren Singh-led delegation to New Delhi has sought limiting the Framework Agreement (FA) within the present Nagaland state boundary.

STDCM, CBSTDCM resolve to intensify ST demand stir

Co-ordinating Body of Schedule Tribe Demand Committee (CBSTDCM) and Schedule Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) have resolved to intensify their agitation in connection with the demand for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in Scheduled Tribes list of the Indian Constitution.

Congress will stand fearlessly for state’s integrity, says Ibobi

Former chief minister O Ibobi Monday said that Congress party will support permanent solution for every issue irrespective of difference in political ideologies or party affilitation but will stand fearlessly when it comes to defending integrity of the state.

Guite road set to become third lifeline of state

With the inauguration of a 40-metric tonne capacity Lungthul T bridge constructed over Tuilak river, Guite road (NH-102B) which passes through Churachandpur town, is set to become the third lifeline of Manipur.

Ibobi for all-inclusive border re-survey team

Former chief minister O Ibobi has demanded the Centre to include representatives of all political parties, CSOs and border villages in the re-survey of boundary pillar no. 81 to be conducted by a team of ministry of external affairs on July 25.

MU imbroglio concerns Guv; urges NEC for more funding

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has urged North Eastern Council (NEC) to provide more funding for Manipur to bring development at par with the rest of the northeast states and the country during the NEC plenary session.

Public dialogue on MU crisis junks HRD probe committee

A one-day public dialogue on Manipur University crisis held Sunday condemned the stand taken by both the state and the Central governments to shield vice-chancellor professor AP Pandey and rejected formation of the fact finding committee by the Union HRD ministry.

SSUM sets 48-hr deadline, KKL wants proof on BP 81

Taking serious note over threat to the state’s territory, Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) has asked the state government to take a definite stand on the matter and declare it within 48 hours.

Haemorrhagic stroke highest in northeastern states: Study

One in three people, between 30-69 years, living in India's northeastern states, suffered premature deaths due to haemorrhagic stroke in 2015, and were about three times higher than the national average, alarming research, led by one of an Indian-origin, has found.

Demarcation, re-survey of state’s territory must: O Joy

Senior politician O Joy has stated that it would be proper and wise to demarcate and resurvey Manipur’s territory as the current location of Border Pillar No. 81 has left the people in a state of confusion.

HRD forms panel to probe allegations against VC; MUTA rejects

The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) has constituted a fact finding committee to enquire into allegations levelled against Prof Adya Prasad Pandey, vice chancellor of Manipur University, relating to administrative and financial irregularities in the management of affairs of the varsity.

Rath Yatra festival begins

Rath Yatra (Kang Chingba), a festival of Hindu has begun Saturday with religious pomp and gaiety in the state.

Director moots panel push to upgrade Manipuri language

Directorate of Language Planning and Implementation director L Mahavir has informed that a high power committee would soon be set up within this month to prepare a proposal for upgrading Manipuri language to the classical language status.

MU impasse: Allies mull withdrawal from BJP Govt

Cracks may start appearing in the BJP-led coalition government if the on-going crises at Manipur University, which has paralysed the higher education sector in the state, is not resolved soon.

Gunmen launch lethod attack in Moreh, none hurt

The otherwise peaceful village of Gamnom Veng in Moreh ward no. 2 located along Indo- Myanmar border woke up in panic at around 2 am Friday when unknown persons attacked a house.

BSEM junks mark ambiguity slur, peeves DESAM

The Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) has out-rightly rejected DESAM’s allegation that a student, who was placed in the fourth position of the HSLC 2018 examination, has been denied the top rank due to lapses on the part of board officials.

General strike affects normal life

The 24-hour general strike called by Socialist Students’ Union Manipur (SSUM), Proletarian Feminist Movement Manipur (PoFM) and Socialist Women Association (SWA) demanding resolution of border dispute, making public the draft bill for protection of indigenous people of the state before tabling in the state assembly, justice to weightlifter Sanjita and make transparent the transfer and posting policy, affected normal life in valley areas on Friday.

Centre urged to send border survey team: CM

Notwithstanding the assertion that there is no change in the location of Border Pillar (BP) No. 81, chief minister N Biren Singh has said that the government of Manipur has intimated the Centre to send a survey team for the verification of the positions of subsidiary pillars between BP numbers 80 to 82 on the India-Myanmar boundary.

Joint committee on ILPS bill moots 1951 base year

The Joint Consultative Committee on ‘Protection of Manipuri People Bill’ held its meeting on Thursday with chief minister N Biren in the chair. 

BJP selling, mortgaging state’s land on south, north: Gaikhangam

Senior Congress leader and former Dy CM Gaikhangam Thursday said that BJP governments at the Centre as well as in the state have mortgaged the territory of Manipur on the north and sold on the south.

Colleges shut down to protest MU row

Even as MUSU, MUTA and MUSA continued with their relay hunger strike demanding removal of Manipur University VC professor AP Pandey from his post, the Joint College Students Forum (JCSF) has launched an indefinite shutdown of all colleges under the university from Thursday.

Solid wastes to be collected using waste compactor

For the first time in Manipur, solid wastes collection especially in municipal areas will be done by using modern portable compactor and scientific solid waste compactor.

Tamenglong landslides claim 7 lives, two missing, many condole

At least seven people, including six children, lost their lives while two others are missing after heavy rains triggered landslides simultaneously at four populated pockets of Tamenglong district headquarters early Wednesday morning.

Ukhrul observes first ‘Recognition Day of Naga History’

For the first time in history of Nagas, Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL) and Tangkhul Shanao Long (TSL) in collaboration with Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) commemorated what is termed as the historic 'Recognition of the Uniqueness of Naga History' at TNL Hall, Viewland on Wednesday.

Govt’s stand on border pillar soon: K Shyam

Chairman of the high power committee set up by the government on border issue, minister Karam Shyam Wednesday said that the government will soon announce its stand over the issue of border pillar no. 81.

Power Dept employees in stir mode; CPC strike continues

Manipur Electricity Employees’ Union general secretary T Lamphel Meitei has warned of launching cease work strike from July 19 onwards if the pending salaries for four months of the employees of Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) and Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL) are not released by July 18.

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