UCM warns of launching ‘extreme’ protest

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.

State sports policy needs amendment, says Speaker

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.

JNIMS non-teaching staff to launch stir from Aug 21

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.

KYKL observes its 25th Martyrs’ Day

The proscribed Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) observed its 25th Martyrs’ Day on Saturday.

AR recovers drugs worth Rs 12.24 cr, weapons

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.

Punya Hyundai launches ‘Door Step Service’

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.

Coup in NSCN(K): Indian-origin chief ousted

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.

Cancellation of session a stain in history of Manipur Assembly: Joy

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.

Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, no more

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.

Ibobi slams Govt for shelving assembly session

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.

Coast guard officer from state conferred two Bravery awards

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 torched as bandh hits NH-37

Three vehicles, including a passenger carrier, were torched by suspected supporters of the 24-hour bandh being enforced by Zeliangrong organisations since Wednesday midnight.

Cabinet shelves special assembly session

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’.

TKSU intensifies stir against CCpur DC; LUCF ridicules

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 slams Govt, asks public to take stand

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.

Pre-merger status demanded

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.

38 detained, security meet conducted

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. 

Govt keen to supplant poppy, cannabis with Agar

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.

Discourse on Instrument of Accession conducted

All Manipur Youth Protection Committee (AMYPCO) organised a debate on the topic, ‘Instrument of Accession’ at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak here Saturday.

JCILPS demands formation of state population commission

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.

CorCom, ULFA (I) impose total shutdown on Aug 15

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.

MU row: CM assures high power probe committee

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.

Police restrict Congress leaders from offering tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

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.

CM assures end to MU crisis

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.

KIM shutdown call affects normal life; Ccpur DC censured

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.

Poster campaign of CIRCA held

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.

Women storm ministers’ houses over FA issue

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.

UNC stands firm on Naga issue

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.

Be serious on NRC: Hericoun to Govt

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.

Ukhrul villages cut off after heavy landslides

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.

Govt earns Rs 4k only from investment of ` 176.32 cr

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.

Special visa counter in state: Shivachandra

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.

Gaikhangam raises issues gripping state at CWC meet

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.

Appointment of VC in-charge not acceptable: MUTA

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.

NE states to get Gas Grid connection

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.

Reopen MU by Aug 6, demands ATSUM

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.

Northeast states fear NRC spill-over, on high alert

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.


MLA Yamthong flies to Delhi for treatment, driver detained

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.

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