Manipur: Inmate of rehab succumbs to thrashing, three accused surrender to police

An inmate of a rehabilitation centre succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly thrashed by caretakers of the institute along with other inmates. Three accused, including the founder of the rehabilitation centre ‘Gateways of recovery’, surrendered to the police on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when the deceased, identified as Yengkhom Dhanabir […]

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 […]

Imphal-Mandalay flight route to be included in International UDAN: Centre

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has assured Manipur that the Imphal-Mandalay route will be included in the International UDAN scheme, with the bidding process for selection of airlines to be completed within two months, said the state government on Monday. A statement by the state’s information and public relation (IPR) department said the Manipur government […]

Manipur: CBI searches ex-CM Ibobi Singh’s home, seizes Rs 26 lakh in demonetised notes

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday searched the residence of Congress leader and former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, PTI reported. The searches were conducted after a case was filed against Singh and others for allegedly misappropriating Rs 332 crore of government funds in connection with the Manipur Development Society scam, officials said. […]

Manipur: Two CRPF men injured in blast

Two CRPF personnel of 87 Bn received injuries in a blast that occurred at Lilashing Khongnangkhong, in front of Thangmeiband Improvement Club (TIC), near Assembly western gate, Imphal West. Police sources said, the blast was caused by a ‘Chinese hand grenade’. The injured have been identified as one GC Raba, 40, residence of Assam and […]