United Committee Manipur (UCM) has warned of taking recourse to extreme form of protest if the Framework Agreement signed between Centre and NSCN-IM affects the integrity of the state in any way.
Asserting that the existing sports policy is not in commensurate with the time and number of excellent players that the state produced at the national and international level, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand has drawn attention of the government towards the urgency for amending the policy to cater to needs of outstanding sportspersons.
While supporting the senior residents of JNIMS and expressing concern over the ambiguity in service rules for non-teaching staff and also non-implementation of service rules, Association for All Non-teaching Staff (AANTS), JNIMS will be launching agitation from August 21.
The proscribed Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) observed its 25th Martyrs’ Day on Saturday.
In one of the biggest drug seizures in recent time, Assam Rifles has recovered 1.3 Kg (approx) Brown Sugar and 1,30,000 numbers of WY tablets worth about Rs 12 crore from L Youjang village, Moreh on August 16.
With an aim to facilitate the customers, Punya Hyundai, the leading car dealer and largest seller in the state, launched ‘Door Step Service’ on Friday.
The Myanmar-based NSCN (K) on Friday impeached its chairman Khango Konyak, an Indian-origin Naga, and elected the outfit’s founding chairman, late Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang’s nephew, Yung Aung as the new ‘acting chairman’ of the organisation.
Senior politician Okram Joy has stated that cancellation of the special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly called on August 16 to adopt a resolution with regard to the Framework Agreement (FA) signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India will forever remain a dark stain in the history of Manipur Legislative Assembly.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the moderate face of the BJP who attracted allies and formed the first saffron government at the Centre in the 1990s, died here after a long illness.
Slaming the state cabinet’s decision on deferment of special session of Manipur Legislative Assembly repeatedly, former chief minister and Opposition leader O Ibobi Singh has demanded reasons behind deferment of special session which was scheduled twice earlier.
As a part of the 72nd Independence Day, a brave son of the state, Ngamlien Touthang, who is the commanding officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajkiran based at Haldia, was conferred with two highly coveted national level awards.
Three vehicles, including a passenger carrier, were torched by suspected supporters of the 24-hour bandh being enforced by Zeliangrong organisations since Wednesday midnight.
The state cabinet has cancelled the special state assembly session, which was scheduled for August 16, stating that there is ‘no immediate threat to the state by the Framework Agreement’.
Thadou Kuki Students’ Union (TKSU), as part of its declaration to boycott the incumbent Churachandpur DC Shyamlal Poonia for his alleged unresponsiveness to problems of the public and other unbecoming behaviour of being the DC of Manipur’s second largest district, i.e. Churachandpur, organised protests at Churachandpur Town on Tuesday.
Congress Party on Tuesday slammed the BJP government for its failure to issue notice for the special assembly session to be held on August 16 and asked the people of the state to take their stand if the government fail to take a firm stand in the assembly on protecting the integrity of Manipur.
Coalition for Indigenes' Rights Campaign, Manipur (CIRCA) on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day of Manipur at Sana Konung (Royal Palace) here with titular king Sanajaoba Leishemba unfurling the seven-colour Manipur flag.
As part of the security measures being taken up by Manipur Police Department ahead of Independence Day celebration, cordon and search/verification operations were carried out at several places of the state on Saturday.
Forest & Environment and Horticulture & Soil Conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has informed that the state government has taken up steps to initiate mass plantation of Agar trees with specific focus to areas where poppy and cannabis used to be grown.
All Manipur Youth Protection Committee (AMYPCO) organised a debate on the topic, ‘Instrument of Accession’ at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak here Saturday.
Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has demanded the state government to form Manipur State Population Commission immediately to check and filter illegal migrants coming into the state.
As usual, the proscribed Coordination Committee (CorCom) and United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) (ULFA-I) have called upon the people of WESEA region to boycott India’s Independence Day celebration in the region on August 15 and also imposed total shutdown in the entire region from 1 am to 6.30 pm.
Chief minister N Biren has reportedly assured a delegation of MU community Friday that he would mount pressure on Central government to constitute a high power independent committee to probe allegations levelled against Manipur University vice chancellor professor AP Pandey.
A rally organised by Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) to offer floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at MG Avenue on the occasion of 76th anniversary of Quit India Movement was stopped by police restricting the Congress leaders, members, workers and volunteers from paying tributes to the Father of Nation on Thursday.
Assuring that Manipur University crisis will be resolved soon, Chief Minister N Biren Thursday revealed that he has met Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and will be discussing the issue with MUSU for bringing a solution.
Normal life in parts of Churachandpur district and Kuki dominated areas in Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi district and Moreh under Tengnoupal district was affected on Wednesday due to the shutdown imposed by Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM).
Gaikhangam raises posers on FA-spurred special session
After rejecting the request to extend the last state assembly session, convening a special session to discuss Framework Agreement is highly apprehensive, said AICC’s CWC member and former Dy CM Gaikhangam.
Ahead of the observance of Manipur Independence Day on August 14, the women wing and youth wing of Coalition for Indigenes Rights Campaign (CIRCA) conducted a poster campaign at Khwairamband market here Wednesday.
Demanding disclosure of contents of the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India and protection of Manipur’s territorial integrity, a large number of women stormed residences of three ministers including deputy chief minister Y Joykumar on Tuesday.
United Naga Council (UNC) has strongly asserted that it will confront any endeavour in any form which is working to derail the finalisation of Indo-Naga Framework Agreement.
‘Nagas not part of Manipuri history’
Terming the bid to draw parallel between ‘Manipuri’ history to that the Nagas and tribal people of Manipur state as unwarranted, All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has called upon the Union government not to be swayed by false rhetoric but rather accelerate the process for an amicable solution to the Naga issue.
Maintaining that negligence on the part of the government and generosity of the native people have led to the rise in influx of migrants in the state, Ethno Heritage Council (HERICOUN) has urged the government to be serious on National Register of Citizens and update the list as done by Assam.
KIM calls shutdown on Aug 8 over FA
Denouncing the attempt of the Government of India to finalise the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement before delivering justice with regard to the mass genocide of Kuki civilians committed by NSCN-IM in 1992, Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) has called a 24-hour statewide shutdown from 6 am of August 8.
Inhabitants of Lamlang Gate and its neighbouring villages are currently having a harrowing time as the area has been rendered isolated following massive landslides at various points due to heavy downpour since Saturday night.
The state government has been able to earn only Rs 4000 against annual investment of Rs 160.29 crore to Rs 176.32 cr in companies, corporations and co-operative societies during 2012 to 2017.
The need to go to Kolkata for applying Visa will be over shortly as Special Visa Arrangement counter through Act East Policy Committee Manipur will be opened soon in the state, informed Committee convener RK Shivachandra.
Former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam raised present issues confronting the state during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting chaired by AICC president Rahul Gandhi at the national capital on Saturday.
Rejecting the appointment of VC in-charge, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) has demanded that no such appointments should be made until vice chancellor professor AP Pandey is removed from his post.
A top Oil India Limited (OIL) official on Saturday said Guwahati and other state capitals of north-eastern states are likely to be connected to the National Gas Grid within next three years.
All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) general secretary Seiboi Haokip has cautioned that the tribal students will launch intense agitation, if Manipur University is not reopened by August 6.
Even before the NRC draft list was made public on July 30 in Assam, the security was beefed up and neighbouring states like Nagaland, Meghalaya among other Northeast Indian states set up check posts along borders to prevent influx of illegal immigrants from Assam.
Saikul MLA Yamthong Haokip, whose residence at Mantripukhri was raided by a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on July 30 in connection with the 2nd Manipur Rifles (MR) arms missing case, was flown to Delhi on Wednesday after his health condition reportedly deteriorated.
In the 77-year history of the Asian Games, athletics has been the most fruitful discipline for India, accounting for over half of all the gold medals (74 of 139) the country has won at the quadrennial event.
The beleaguered Indian team on Tuesday received a boost with pacer Jasprit Bumrah being declared fit and available for selection for the third Test against England starting in Nottingham on Saturday. England lead the five-match series 2-0 after convincing wins.
Keisham Mizen Singh captured the Mr Thoubal title as W Sanjoy Singh won the junior crown, with N Dayananda Singh taking the men’s top fitness accolade on Sunday.
We are sailing in the vast ocean with a clapped-out ship. With each sail we made, an inch of water is seeping in, and threatening as there is the certainty that it could bring the whole vessel down into the fathomless sea along with the lives in it. Yet, we never stop sailing until we reach the shore.
IT is a matter of serious concern that the state government’s initiatives to adopt a policy for upholding interest of the people of Manipur continue to face roadblocks as is evident from objections raised by certain section of the society comprising both the indigenes and new settlers while the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been made public as a part of the Assam government’s move to chaff out the infiltrators from the natives.
In the run up to the 2014 General Elections, almost all national TV channels were showing waves of people chanting, after the call of Narendra modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.
THOUGH interpretations vary and its exposition inexplicable, freedom; be it of nations or individuals, is an unrivalled blessing and this intrinsic value had been the driving force for the antiquely armed Manipuri forefathers to dare to challenge the might of the globe-trotting British soldiers in the epochal Khongjom War of 1891.
THOUGH controversy continues, albeit created by increasingly shrinking number of opposition leaders, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published some days back in Assam has started to make those who matters most in other north-eastern states to stand up, feel the experience and mull over that this exercise might be the most effective mechanism to safeguard the native people from the impact of growing infiltration of both migrant workers and illegal immigrants.
THOUGH the Supreme Court had on Friday directed the CBI director to appear before it and explain reason for the slow pace of investigation into the alleged extra-judicial killings in the state the probe agency is unlikely to come up with any firm commitment or dramatic revelations other than seek more time to carry on the investigation.