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27.11.2018, 8:27 AM
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI on Monday submitted a chargesheet against five Manipur police personnel and other unknown men in the forces in an alleged fake encounter case that took place in 1999. This is the seventh charge sheet filed by the SIT team after it was constituted by the CBI in compliance to a Supreme Court order issued on July 14, 2017, to probe into as many as 1,528 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur allegedly perpetrated by the Army, paramilitary forces and Manipur police.
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27.11.2018, 8:07 AM

NPF has jumped in the fray over a report in social media which alleged that deputy chief minister (DY. CM) Y Patton, who is also in charge of home department, had threatened chief secretary R Benchilo Thong over the issue of acceding to request from Addl. DG Police Rupin Sharma to be attached with Nagaland house New Delhi.

NPF through its Press Bureau, expressed shocked at the manner in which Patton allegedly threatened the chief secretary .

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27.11.2018, 7:44 AM

Hornbill International Music Festival (HIMF), scheduled for December 1 to 10, presenting Korean Pop, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Blues, Christian Music & Rock – all on one stage at Agri Expo, Dimapur, as part of the Hornbill Festival 2018. 

HIMF will be managed by LiveNow Events, under the patronage of the Nagaland State Government and Music Task Force (MTF), this was announced during a press conference Monday, at hotel Saramati. 

Briefing about the event Atsung Jamir mentioned that altogether 24 bands, including five Nagaland bands will contest for the top-billed rock contest in the country. While four Nagaland bands qualified for the contest through auditions, the fifth – Stereotypes got a wild card entry after Mizoram band Kroashia pulled out of the event. The other contesting bands are from Karnataka, Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Assam, Sikkim, Mizoram and Meghalaya.

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27.11.2018, 7:36 AM
IMPHAL | Nov 26

At Ningomthong Ktina Panung, Imphal East, 35 duck have been found killed today morning. It is suspected that may have been killed by wild animals.

Similar incidents have occurred at Churachandpur district recently where some domestic animals were found killed by some unknown creatures. From the remains, it appeared as if the predator killed and partially fed from the stomach of the dead animals.  

Till date no one has been able to solve the puzzle of the mysterious creature which is suspected to be behind all these killings of domestic animals.

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27.11.2018, 7:34 AM

Chief minister N. Biren Singh said that VISA facilitation office would be opened in Imphal shortly for issuing visas for more than 30 countries.

This was stated by him at the Indo Myanmar Sangai Business Summit 2018 held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal today. The Summit is organised by Act East Policy Committee, Government of Manipur in association with Business Excellence Group Manipur.

Speaking at the function, chief minister said that state government would provide land for the construction of guest house for the Myanmarese pilgrims who are visiting Bodh Gaya every year. He announced that to overcome trading problem of gas and petroleum products during bandhs and blockades, the ministry has initiated the survey for the construction of the fuel pipeline from Guwahati-Silchar- Imphal.

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21.11.2018, 1:38 PM

Continuing with its demand for total withdrawal of Citizen (Amendment) Bill 2016, Foreigner (Amendment) Order 2015, Passport (Entry in to India) Notification 2015 and long term visa, the North East Students’ Organization (NESO) started their series of Northeast-wide agitations in Guwahati here on Tuesday, a TNT report stated.

The NESO – a students’ body comprising of the Khasi Students’ Union, All Assam Students’ Union, Naga Students’ Federation, Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Twipra Students’ Federation, All Manipur Students’ Union, Garo Students’ Union  and All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union representing eight major students’ movements of the seven states of the North East Region had, two weeks back, announced the list of activities. Speakers from the eight students’ organisations warned the Centre of serious agitations if the Citizenship (amendment) Bill was passed without taking the indigenous communities into account. 

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21.11.2018, 1:12 PM

Imphal West police has arrested the kingpin involved in the fraudulent withdrawal of cash from various banks amounting to more than Rs 1 crore, from Pune, Maharashtra.

Superintendent of police, Imphal West, Jogeshchandra stated this during a press conference held today at his office conference hall located at police headquarter, Imphal.

He said recently on October 31, finance officer of Manipur University (MU) has reported to Singjamei Police station stating that some unknown persons or firm with the name of “Patel Real Estate” have fraudulently withdrawn cheques amounting to 94 lakhs from the Bank of Baroda, Canchipur, MU.

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21.11.2018, 1:10 PM

Villagers of Halang have begun celebrating the two days long important festival of Tangkhul community ‘Chumpha Phanit (Post-Harvest Festival)’ from today.

Chumpha Phanit is among the three most important agricultural festivals of Tangkhul community and the other two are Luita Phanit, Mangkhap Phanit. The festival is one of the most significant festivals of Tangkhul community especially for the married women as this festival marks a change of hands and exchange of responsibility.

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21.11.2018, 1:08 PM

Defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman will open this year’s Sangai Festival 2018 at Hapta Kangjeibung tomorrow.

Ahead of the grand opening of the biggest tourism festival of the State, chief minister, N. Biren Singh inspected the preparations going on at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West district, which is one of the festival venues today.

Speaking to media personnel, he said that this year’s Manipur Sangai Festival is going to create history because it is being planned to organise in three venues of both hill and valley districts viz. Imphal, Mao and Keibul Lamjao for the first time.

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19.11.2018, 1:33 PM

Organised by Mikpingla Industries (MPI) and Ukhrul Hills Development Foundation (UHDF) in association with NEC, the first ever ‘North East Tourism Festival’ which was held from November 15 at the river bank of Huishu in the northern part of Ukhrul district, concluded on November 17.

The event was organised with the aim of promoting and exploring the exotic regions bordering Myanmar, and Huishu village is situated just 6 kilometres away from the international border pillar no 125 of Indo-Myanmar border making it a perfect venue for the 3-day long tourism festival. The village with a total population of 1018 also stands majestically at an elevation of 1699m above sea level.

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19.11.2018, 1:29 PM

Manipur police have arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Assembly security suspected to be involved in the grenade attack inside the Manipur Assembly complex on Friday evening.

The suspect has been identified as Yumnam Deben Singh, 56, son of Y Birchandra Singh of Nambol Maibam Chingmang, Bishnupur district.

Police said, Deben, who was arrested on Saturday evening, has admitted that he was in frequent contact with the proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF). The UNLF has claimed responsibility for the grenade attack inside the Manipur Legislative Assembly complex on Friday evening injuring three security personnel including two Manipur police and a BSF jawan.

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15.11.2018, 3:09 PM
The Election Commission has replaced Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank after protests in the state demanding his ouster. Ashish Kundra has been appointed in his place.

The crisis in the poll-bound state stems from Shashank alleging interference by the state government in preparations for the polls, scheduled on November 28. He wrote to the EC in the last week of October, mentioning an “active role” played by the state Home Department in this interference.

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