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7 days ago
Nagaland, Manipur set to reel under blockades

Imphal, Oct 10 (IANS) The strategic National Highway 37 connecting Manipur to Assam is in the coming days set to witness several shutdowns called by various groups to press their respective demands -- spelling difficulties ahead for residents of the northeastern region. The All Tribal Students' Union Manipur warned on Monday that Naga and Kuki students' organisations will impose indefini...

10 days ago
Border trade resumes at Moreh as Myanmar opens gate

Imphal Oct 7 (IANS) Legal border trade between India and Myanmar resumed on Friday at Moreh in Manipur, after it was stopped on Monday in the wake of some violent incidents. The international gate at the border was closed on Monday morning and the Myanmarese officials at Namphalong did not permit any Indian to enter the marketing complex there. The step was taken as a precautiona...

11 days ago
Theatre director Kanailal passes away

Imphal Oct 6 (IANS) Heisnam Kanailal, an internationally recognised theatre director, passed away here on Thursday morning. Born on January 14, 1941, he devoted his life to the field of performing arts and was honoured with Padma Bhushan. He married actor Sabitri, a Padma Shree awardee, and they together founded Kalakshetra Manipur in 1969 to promote theatre. He had bee...

11 days ago
Manipur Congress Vice President resigns

Imphal, Oct 6 (IANS) Vice President of the Congress's Manipur unit Nongthombam Biren resigned from the state assembly and the primary membership of the party on Thursday. He blamed the ruling Congress for not solving major problems and driving a wedge between the people of the valley and the hills in the northeastern state. He parried a question as to whether he will be joining ...

14 days ago
Trade with Myanmar via Manipur remains suspended

Imphal, Oct 4 (IANS) The border trade between India and Myanmar through the international gate in Manipur has remained suspended since Monday afternoon, officials said on Tuesday. Indian officials told IANS that the halt in trade through the international gate connecting Manipur and Namphalong (Myanmar) at Moreh could be the result of an attack on a suspected Indian insurgent on the Myan...

14 days ago
HRD Minister flays Manipur for non-cooperation

Imphal, Oct 3 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javedkar on Monday flayed the Congress government in Manipur for not extending cooperation to the central government. Talking to reporters at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Manipur, Javedkar said the sports university cannot be constructed and the NH 37 cannot be improved in Manipur as the state government has...

14 days ago
Bomb blast rocks village near Myanmar border

Imphal, Oct 3 (IANS) A powerful bomb was detonated along the Manipur-Myanmar boundary, near a Muslim village, officials said on Monday. Official sources said the blast took place near boundary pillar No.79 at 8 p.m. on Sunday, hardly 40 metres from a Muslim village. Soon after the blast, the police and Assam Rifles troopers rushed to make investigation. No arrest was mad...

15 days ago
Manipur insurgent fatally attacked in Myanmar

Imphal, Oct 2 (IANS) An insurgent leader Panthoi aka Lakpa of Manipur, who was shot at and severely injured inside Myanmar territory on Sunday, later succumbed to bullet injuries in the Indian border town of Moreh, intelligence sources said. No has so far claimed the attack. The sources told IANS that some five unidentified persons accosted Panthoi, finance secretary of the pros...

16 days ago
Manipuri movie on a film fest spree

Imphal, Oct 1 (IANS) Haobam Paban Kumar, one of the leading documentary filmmakers in the country, has created a new chapter in the history of Manipuri cinema by making his first feature film have a world premiere in a major international film festival held in South Korea and later an India premiere in Mumbai. Loktak Lairembee (Lady of the Lake) will be first showcased at the Busan Inter...

17 days ago
Assam Rifles Major injured in ambush

Imphal, Sep 30 (IANS) An Assam Rifles officer was seriously injured when insurgents on Friday ambushed a convoy in Manipur's Ukhrul district. Major Mandip Singh, Commanding Officer of a company of 31 Assam Rifles, was injured in the attack between Kamjong and Kongtong. He was flown to the military hospital at Leimakhong, about 20 km away from Imphal, the state capital, informed ...

18 days ago
Largest fresh water lake in Imphal to be developed

Imphal, Sep 29 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave on Thursday announced that the Centre will develop the Loktak lake, the largest fresh water body in eastern India. Talking to reporters at the conclusion of his two-day official visit to the border state, he said: As soon as I reach Delhi I shall be in touch with all Ministries whic...

21 days ago
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 ...

25 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...

26 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...

26 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...

27 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 ...

29 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...

29 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 ...

29 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...

1 month 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 ...

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