Manipur government books several people for criticism of handling Covid-19 crisis

Public criticism of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak has landed several persons in trouble with the law in Manipur. Official records show that police have invoked sections of the Disaster Management Act and Indian Penal Code to press charges against them. In Imphal West alone, there are more than 10 cases, including three […]

Lockdown: Manipur Govt mulls evacuation plan to bring back stranded state natives

The Manipur Government on Saturday started assessment work to ascertain the number of state natives who are currently stranded in different parts of the country due to the nationwide lockdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic. The development comes a day after the state consultative committee for COVID-19 chaired by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, on […]

Manipur: Evaluation of Class 10, 12 answer scripts begins amid lockdown

Amid the nationwide lockdown, the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) have started the evaluation of answer scripts of class 10 and 12 examinations. The evaluation work which commenced from Thursday is taking place at four centralised evaluation centre in Imphal under the initiative of Manipur Education […]

Manipur: Deputy CM stripped of all portfolios after criticising Chief Minister

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh was Thursday stripped  of all portfolios, following a controversy over rice allocation under  the National Food Security Act (NFSA) during the coronavirus lockdown. The development comes soon after Government spokesperson and Lamsang  MLA, S Rajen, challenged the four ministers of ally National People’s  Party (NPP) to resign if […]

COVID-19: Centre ‘thinking’ of extending lockdown after April 14

Following requests from several state governments and experts,  the Centre is considering extending the nationwide lockdown after its  ends on April 14 in order to stem the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), government sources said. “A lot of state governments as well as experts are requesting the  Central Government to extend the lockdown. The […]