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Congress 'defectors' in Manipur left in the lurch

Imphal, Oct 21 (IANS) Manipur opposition leader and former Chief Minister for 15 years Okram Ibobi Singh and other senior Congress leaders are upbeat that six party MLAs who had joined the ruling BJP are left holding empty sacks. The six have been denied ministerial berths and most of them are likely to return to the party. Anticipating such a development, the Congress did not a...

13 hours ago
50 'immoral' drunk and dancing men, women arrested in Imphal

Imphal, Oct 20 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and opposition leader Okram Ibobi Singh have stressed the need to protect women from sex-related crimes after more than 50 men and women were taken into custody for indecent dancing under the influence of alcohol at a restaurant here. A joint team of police, students and women vigilantes on Thursday night raided the Puzzle resta...

1 day ago
CM claims improvement in law and order in Manipur

Imphal, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday claimed a significant improvement in the law and order situation since the BJP came to power in the insurgency-hit state six months ago. He made the remarks at a function here to commemorate 125 years of the first police force in Manipur. Singh, who also holds the Home portfolio, said: There is a need for th...

2 days ago
There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

Imphal, Oct 18 (IANS) There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday. People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists, the Dalai Lama said at a public reception here on the second day of a three-day visit to Manipur. The Tib...

6 days ago
11 injured in grenade blast at Manipur fairground

Imphal, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including two children, were wounded in a grenade blast at a fairground in the state capital on Friday night, police said. Hospital sources said some of the injured were discharged after first aid while some sustained critical injuries. Police said two youths in a scooter hurled the China-made hand grenade at the fair venue in Tera and ...

7 days ago
Manipur HC orders compensation to mother of 'fake encounter' victim

Imphal, Oct 13 (IANS) The High Court of Manipur has ordered the state government to pay Rs 5 lakh as solatium to the mother of Naoba Ngangbam, the victim of a 2009 fake encounter. Meihoubam Rakesh, director of Human Rights Law Network, Manipur, told IANS on Friday that the court directed the Manipur government to pay the compensation since the accused were personnel of the state's police...

8 days ago
Immediately pay FIFA U-17 Manipur players: CM

Imphal, Oct 12 (IANS) Taken aback by reports on the non-payment of dues to eight Manipuri footballers in the FIFA U-17 Indian team, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday directed the immediate payment of Rs 5 lakh each. Singh was miffed after he came to know that the poor parents (now in New Delhi) were unable to watch their children play in the matches as they faced difficulties to ...

9 days ago
A profile in grit: How an HIV+ve man rewrote his destiny (IANS Special Series; Lead, Superseding earlier story with cor

Imphal, Oct 11 (IANS) He restrained himself at his home, unable to see daylight for almost three years. But today, fighting what appeared to be insurmountable odds, K. Pradipkumar Singh overcame the social stigma and discrimination to show the world what an HIV positive person can do in life. Lured into the world of drugs and intoxication during his youth, like many others of his age in ...

9 days ago
Welfare schemes have not reached poor: Manipur CM

Imphal, Oct 11 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that various welfare schemes undertaken by the government have not reached the poor. He directed the District Collectors of 16 districts to attend a meeting in his office convened here on Wednesday to review the mode of selection of beneficiaries. From talking to a cross-section of people, it is clear that some...

9 days ago
A profile in grit: How an AIDS-afflicted man rewrote his destiny

Imphal, Oct 11 (IANS) He was once restrained to a hospital bed and condemned to die, unable to see daylight for almost three years. But today, fighting what appeared to be insurmountable odds, K. Pradipkumar Singh overcame the social stigma and discrimination of being an AIDS patient to show the world what an HIV positive person can do in life. Lured into the world of drugs and intoxicat...

10 days ago
Sports varsity shall produce more international footballers: Manipur CM

Imphal, Oct 11 (IANS) Holding that Manipur's people are overjoyed by the fact that there are 8 iplayers from this state in the Indian team in the ongoing FIFA U-17 championship in the country, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said that once the sports university is established here, more international footballers will be produced from this tiny state. The players from Manipur pro...

10 days ago
Drugs seized, four arrested near Manipur-Myanmar border

Imphal, Oct 10 (IANS) Four drug traffickers carrying narcotic pills valued at Rs 60 lakh in the international market have been arrested near the Manipur-Myanmar border, police said on Tuesday. The drug traffickers, arrested by the 12 Assam Rifles personnel from Khudengthabi area close to the border, were handed over to Moreh Police, H. Achouba, the Moreh Police Station House Officer, sai...

11 days ago
Blast in Imphal, no one injured

Imphal, Oct 9 (IANS) Part of a house and a boundary wall were partially damaged in a blast here on Sunday night but no one was injured, police said on Monday. Police said that the windscreen of a car was also smashed due to the blast at Naga Mapal. No organisation has claimed the attack. Police have registered a case and are investigating the motive behind the blast. No arrest ha...

2 months ago
Gold bars worth Rs 7 cr seized in Manipur, smuggler held

Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Gold bars worth nearly Rs 7 crore have been seized and an international gold smuggler arrested from the Tengnoupal district in Manipur bordering Myanmar, officials said on Friday. Troopers of 12 Assam Rifles deployed at Khudengthabi in Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar, made the recovery on Thursday night and the smuggler, Kamal Hassan, was handed over to the Cu...

2 months ago
Committee probing Maninpur Police belt scam submits report

Imphal, Aug 17 (IANS) A three-member inquiry committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Suhel Aktar, on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on the police belt scam or supply of belts of extremely poor quality. Accepting the report, N. Biren Singh, who holds charge of Home Department, promised drastic exemplary action against the guilty, saying that ...

2 months ago
Second edition of RFYS football competition begins

Kochi, Aug 16 ( IANS) The second edition of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports' (RFYS) national football competition kicked off here on Wednesday. RFYS chairperson Nita Ambani, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), cheered on by hundreds of school kids at the Rajagiri Public School here in Kochi, launched the second season along with India striker and Kerala Blasters s...

2 months ago
Peaceful I-Day celebrations in Manipur despite boycott call

Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Manipur saw peaceful celebrations of the 71st Independence Day on Tuesday despite a boycott and strike called by seven insurgent groups. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh unfurled the national flag and took salute from 43 contingents in the Ist Manipur Rifles parade ground. Explaining the slew of developmental works and other people-oriented projects undertaken...

2 months ago
68 militants surrender in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) A total of 68 militants, along with a huge cache of assorted weapons including AK series assault rifles, surrendered here on Monday before Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. The militants surrendered at a specially-organised Home Coming Ceremony in the parade ground of 1st Bn Manipur Rifles. Welcoming the surrendering militants to the national mainstrea...

2 months ago
Manipur CM urges voters not to accept bribes

Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday appealed to the voters in the state not to accept money from candidates during elections -- if they wanted to stop post-election bribery. He was addressing a public meeting in his Heingang constituency in Imphal West district. Voters take money from all candidates and some of the candidates, when they become mi...

2 months ago
JUH takes out peace march to counter intolerance

New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Prominent Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulema Hind (JUH) on Sunday took out a peace march to counter the rising religious hate crimes and intolerance as well as to spread the message of peace and love. JUH claimed that the march was taken out simultaneously in more than 800 cities and towns across India, including major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, C...

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