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Strike called in Manipur from Saturday midnight

Imphal, March 25 (IANS) The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (Desam) and two Muslim organisations have called a general strike from Saturday midnight till 6 p.m. on Sunday to protest against the reward given to an independent legislator who has extended support to the ruling BJP-led coalition. The Alliance turned down the invitation of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for talks and d...

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Manipur launches anti-corruption cell

Imphal, March 24 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition government in Manipur on Friday, has launched an anti-corruption cell to check all kinds of corruptions in the state. BJP spokesperson T. Biswajit Singh said: A telephone number has been made public and aggrieved persons could lodge all kinds of corruption charges through this number. The identity of the complainants shall be kept confidentia...

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Manipur ministry expanded with induction of 3 ministers

Imphal, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition ministry in Manipur was expanded on Thursday with induction of three ministers. Governor Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy at a simple function in the afternoon at Raj Bhavan. The new ministers are T. Radheshyam, Nemcha Haokip and V. Hangkhalian -- all from the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), the major partner.<...

2 days ago
Congress MLA in Manipur faces disqualification

Imphal, March 22 (IANS) Manipur speaker Y. Khemchand told the assembly on Wednesday that a notice has been received seeking disqualification of T. Shyamkumar, who was elected on a Congress ticket. Shyamkumar was elected from Andro seat on the Congress ticket in the March assembly elections but he shifted his allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) post-polls. Khemchand sai...

3 days ago
'20 UP ministers, four from Uttarakhand face criminal cases'

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The new Uttar Pradesh government has 20 ministers with criminal cases against them, Uttarakhand four, and Punjab two, a report said on Tuesday. No Manipur minister has declared criminal case against him, according to a report released by the National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report analysed the self-declared a...

3 days ago
Governor promises blockade-free Manipur

Imphal, March 21 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Tuesday promised that the newly installed BJP-led government will ensure a blockade-free state that only till Sunday was reeling under a four-month-long economic closure. The northeastern state had been reeling under an economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1 before the protesting group agreed ...

4 days ago
Supported BJP with party's permission, I'm still in TMC: Robindro

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur's only Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker T. Robindro Singh, who sided with the ruling BJP-led alliance during the trust vote on Monday, said he had taken the step with the permission of his party. Singh said he was still with the TMC. I am still with Trinamool Congress... This is state politics. There are some differences between central politics a...

4 days ago
Biren Singh wins trust vote in Manipur

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, heading the state's first Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, on Monday won the floor test in the assembly by voice vote. BJP's Y. Khemchand was earlier elected the Speaker. The floor test took place 11 days after assembly elections threw up a fractured verdict and five days after the Biren Singh ministry wa...

4 days ago
BJP wins trust vote in Manipur

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday won a critical trust vote in the state assembly. Thirty-two of the 60 legislators voted for Biren Singh's Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition while 28 went with the Congress-led opposition. --IANS il/mr/bns ...

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Stranded trucks, oil tankers arrive in Imphal

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Stranded trucks and oil tankers started arriving in Imphal on Monday after an ongoing economic blockade by Naga groups was lifted. The blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1 was lifted from Sunday midnight. The trucks and tankers moved into Imphal along National Highways No.2 and No.37 without any armed escorts. O. Ram...

5 days ago
Nagas to lift Manipur blockade from Sunday midnight

Imphal, March 19 (IANS) The economic blockade of Manipur imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) will be lifted from Sunday midnight, announced a UNC office-bearer here. The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk on Sunday involving two UNC constituents -- All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM) and Naga Women Union (NWU) -- and representatives...

5 days ago
Nagas to end Manipur blockade

Imphal, March 19 (IANS) The economic blockade of Manipur imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) will be lifted from midnight Sunday, it was announced here. This followed an agreement reached during talks involving the Naga group and representatives of the central and Manipur governments. The blockade was imposed on November 1, causing widespread shortages in Manipur. --IANS ...

6 days ago
Manipur government convenes meeting to end blockade

Imphal, March 18 (IANS) In its maiden Cabinet meeting, the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur decided to take steps to end the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC). A tripartite meeting has been convened on Sunday. Informed sources said that Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu and Commissioner of Arts and Information Radha Kanta shall repre...

7 days ago
CM seeks Manipur's titular King's help

Imphal, March 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday called on titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba, to seek his help in cementing the relations between the tribals and non-tribals in the state. Sanajaoba assured him of all possible help. Breaking protocol, Biren Singh on Friday morning called on the titular King at his palace in Imphal. He said: Sinc...

7 days ago
Giving up fast, marriage plan dissipated Sharmila's support?

Imphal, March 17 (IANS) The roller coaster ride of human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu continues after her maiden foray into electoral politics in her native state of Manipur proved a damp squib. An ordinary girl staying in state capital Imphal, Sharmila was catapulted to international limelight when she bagan her fast-unto-death on November 4, 2000, to demand the repeal of the Arm...

8 days ago
Despite appeal, Manipur blockade continues

Imphal, March 16 (IANS) The United Naga Council (UNC) has rejected Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's appeal to end the economic blockade of the state. During his election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had vowed to end the blockade within 48 hours if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in the state. But the UNC made it clear that the blockade would co...

8 days ago
Two IS suspects arrested in Manipur

Imphal, March 16 (IANS) Assam Rifles have arrested two Islamic State suspects from a border town in Manipur, police sources said on Thursday. The arrests were made at a border checkpost at Khudengthabi along the Trans Asian Highway No 1 on March 14 when the suspects were proceeding towards Imphal from the border town of Moreh. The two were identified as Nazir Mohammad and Abu Ba...

9 days ago
Sister's death makes S.M. Krishna postpone move to join BJP

Bengaluru, March 15 (IANS) There is no uncertainty about former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's plan to join the BJP and the move has only been postponed following his younger sister's death here on Tuesday night, a party leader said on Wednesday. Though Krishna flew to Delhi on Tuesday to meet our party President Amit Shah on Wednesday and join the party this week, he rushed ba...

9 days ago
BJP a 'rejected party' in Goa, Manipur: Congress

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Terming the BJP's act of forming governments in Goa and Manipur a sinister game plan of a rejected party, the Congress on Wednesday said the party's machinations are on full display in its pursuit to defeat the peoples mandate. Abduction, defection, inducement, intimidation and polarisation characterise the vision for a new India under (Prime Minister Narendra)...

9 days ago
Congress expels Manipur legislator for joining BJP ministry

Imphal, March 15 (IANS) The Congress in Manipur on Wednesday expelled newly-elected party legislator T. Shyamkumar for six years after he was sworn in as a cabinet minister during the day. Thounaojam Shyamkumar was elected from Andro seat on Congress ticket in the March assembly elections, but he shifted his allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party post-polls. Chief Minister-desi...

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