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Manipur CM attacks BJP for neglecting northeast

Imphal, Sep 26 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government for neglecting the northeastern region of India. He claimed that in the last two and a half years of the Narendra Modi government, nothing worth mentioning has been done. Addressing women workers at the Congress office here, Ibobi Singh said: Central ministers have ...

3 days ago
Bomb hoax holds up flight at Imphal airport

Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) An Air Asia flight from here was held up on Thursday and extensively searched after a passenger told the cabin crew he was carrying a bomb. Though it was later declared a hoax, the passenger has been arrested and is being questioned. The threat - the first ever in Manipur - triggered panic and alarm in Tulihal international airport in Imphal. Apart from the thorough...

3 days ago
Manipur High Court gets new Chief Justice

Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prashad was on Thursday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court. Governor Najma Heptullah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Prashad. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and judges and lawyers both from Manipur and other states were present in the function held at the Raj Bhavan here. Prash...

4 days ago
HC notice to Assam Rifles for occupying hospital

Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) The Manipur High Court on Wednesday issued a Notice of Motion to the state government, Assam Rifles and others over continued occupation of a village hospital by the Assam Rifles personnel, leading to denial of medical facilities to the people of 13 villages for the last 22 years. The notice is returnable within three weeks. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL...

4 days ago
Charming Manipuri transgender out to conquer the world

Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) She is attractive. She is accomplished. And among Manipuris, she is a celebrity and a household name -- a star who straddles the world of cinema and theatre. She is also a transgender. Meet Bishesh Huirem, 27, who is now all set to take her fame far beyond Manipur and the Manipuri-speaking areas of neighbouring Assam, Bangladesh and Myanmar when she sashays ...

6 days ago
Defender Sanjeep named captain of U-18 hockey team for Asia Cup

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Defender Nilam Sanjeep Xess was on Monday named captain of the India team that will compete in the Boys Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament to be held at Dhaka, from September 24-30. Sanjeep's defensive partner Hardik Singh will be the vice-captain. Both players have also been part of the junior team that won the EurAsia Cup earlier this year and will form the ba...

7 days ago
Highway across nations: India approves $1 bn connectivity project

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India has approved an ambitious $1.04-billion project for constructing and upgrading 558 km of roads to link it with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal and ease the movement of passengers and cargo, as part of the larger effort to increase intra-regional trade by 60 per cent. The new project has been given an official nod by India's Department of Economic Affairs with ...

7 days ago
All four Trinamool MLAs join Congress in Manipur

Imphal, Sep 18 (IANS) All four MLAs of the Trinamool Congress, including TMC state President Thounaojam Shyamkumar, joined the ruling Congress in Manipur on Sunday. Shyamkumar said: We took the decision to leave the TMC as the national leaders have neglected us. We have to consolidate our position since we are accountable to the people. The demand for implementation of the Inner...

7 days ago
Highway across nations: India approves $1 bn connetivity project

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India has approved an ambitious $1.04-billion project for constructing and upgrading 558 km of roads to link it with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal and ease the movement of passengers and cargo, as part of the larger effort to increase inter-regional trade by 60 per cent. The new project has been given an official nod by India's Department of Economic Affairs with ...

8 days ago
Manipuri transgenders demand apology from minister over attack

Imphal Sep 17 (IANS) Artistes, lyricists and transgenders in Manipur are up in arms against state Rural Development Minister Moirangthem Okendra after his security guards allegedly beat up a popular tansgender artiste here. The artistes, lyricists and transgenders who on Friday staged a sit-in protest have served an ultimatum to Okendra to tender an apology within seven days or face cons...

11 days ago
AirAsia inducts 8th aircraft, to add 12 more by 2018

Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Low-cost carrier AirAsia India on Wednesday announced induction of an eighth A320 aircraft and said it plans to take the fleet strength to 20 by the end of 2018. AirAsia India CEO Amar Abrol told reporters here that the airline will operate daily flights connecting Hyderabad and Kochi from October 8. It is offering limited promotional seats for all inclusive fare...

11 days ago
BJP will win Manipur election, says Shah

Imphal, Sep 14 (IANS) The Congress is bound to lose the Manipur assembly election and the BJP is sure to take power, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said on Wednesday. Addressing a meeting at Hafta Kangjeibung here, Shah said: The non-performing and corrupt Congress government has to go. From the huge gathering here, I am confident there will be a BJP government in the state. ...

11 days ago
AirAsia inducts 8th aircraft, to add 12 more by 2018

Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Low-cost carrier AirAsia India on Wednesday announced induction of an eighth aircraft and plans to take the fleet strength to 20 by the end of 2018. AirAsia India CEO Amar Abrol told reporters here that the airline will operate daily flights connecting Hyderabad and Kochi from October 8. It is offering limited promotional seats for all inclusive fares from Rs 2,9...

13 days ago
One militant killed in gun battle

Imphal, Sep 13 (IANS) One armed cadre of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was killed during an hour long gun battle with the cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) late on Monday in Tamenglong district of Manipur. Police sources told IANS on Tuesday that a posse of police and Assam Rifles have reached Taodaijang village where the fierce gun battle took place....

13 days ago
Manipur Congress MLA defects to BJP

Imphal, Sep 12 (IANS) Former Minister and senior Congress legislator Yumkham Erabot on Monday formally joined the BJP. He had earlier resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly as well as from the Congress. State BJP President Khetrimayum Bhabananda and others welcomed Erabot in their office. Bhabananda said: Erabot is an honest and spirited politician. But in the last 15 ye...

15 days ago
Security tightened ahead of Black day observation in Manipur

Imphal Sep 11 (IANS) Security measures were tightened in all trouble prone areas in Manipur ahead of the Black day observation on Tuesday in memory of about 900 Kuki tribals killed during the ethnic cleansings by the Naga armed outfit, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) in 1993. All police stations and camps of the paramilitary forces in areas where there are mixed p...

15 days ago
Congress lawmaker in Manipur likely to join BJP

Imphal, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress lawmaker in Manipur, Yumkham Erabot, on Saturday said he is all set to resign from the ruling party and while he didn't specifically announce his next move, his supporters said he was likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to reporters here, Erabot said that he will submit his resignation to the party in a day or two. Justifying his sta...

15 days ago
Congress lawmaker in Manipur likely to join BJP

Imphal, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress lawmaker in Manipur, Yumkham Erabot, on Saturday said he is all set to resign from the ruling party and while he didn't specifically announce his next move, his supporters said he was likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to reporters here, Erabot said that he will submit his resignation to the party in a day or two. Justifying his sta...

15 days ago
Congress lawmaker in Manipur likely to join BJP

Imphal, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress lawmaker in Manipur, Yumkham Erabot, on Saturday said he is all set to resign from the ruling party and while he didn't specifically announce his next move, his supporters said he was likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to reporters here, Erabot said that he will submit his resignation to the party in a day or two. Justifying his sta...

15 days ago
Congress lawmaker in Manipur likely to join BJP

Imphal, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress lawmaker in Manipur, Yumkham Erabot, on Saturday said he is all set to resign from the ruling party and while he didn't specifically announce his next move, his supporters said he was likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to reporters here, Erabot said that he will submit his resignation to the party in a day or two. Justifying his sta...

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