A video clip of the traffic policeman, identified as BT Henjoy Vaiphei of Churachandpur district, performing his duty amid heavy showers had gone viral on social media, drawing the attention of netizens including Biren Singh
Though no one was hurt, the blast caused extensive damage to properties including three cars and shattered windowpanes of neighbouring buildings.
The victim, 37-year-old Arambam Nanao, a resident of Imphal West district, was picked up from his residence by a police team on the morning of May 2.
According to police sources, the contraband was seized around 11.30 pm Tuesday at a check post near the Jiribam police station by a joint team of police, including personnel from the anti-narcotics department.
Terming health as first priority, the Chief Minister maintained that there shouldn’t be any compromise on the quality of equipment procured for use in hospitals and health centers.
The protest was a fallout of the failure of the state to clear the pending bills even after a series of assurances given by Chief Minister N Biren Singh and chief secretary Rajesh Kumar.
Five ministers from the BJP and one from the Naga People’s Front were inducted on April 16 though the government was formed on March 21, when Chief Minister N Biren Singh and five others were sworn in.
The seizure came a day after the seizure of another consignment of illegal gold weighing 10.79 kg worth above Rs 5.7 crore at the Imphal airport from a person who was intercepted at the Bir Tikendrajit Imphal Airport.
The gold bars were seized on Sunday morning from the possession of an individual who was about to travel to Delhi by Air Asia flight, said customs officials.
The boycott came into effect a day after a joint meeting of the publishers, representatives of Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM), All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), and Manipur Hill Journalist Union (MHJU).
Though schools in the state now start at 8 am, a social media video showed that Maibam Pali Junior High School in Thoubal remained closed till 10 am, which prompted an inquiry.
Rich tributes were paid to the martyrs across Manipur and the state function was organised at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex in Thoubal district, about 40 km from Imphal.
Singh, a lawyer and also the spokesperson of Manipur Congress, was arrested on April 12 midnight for allegedly “abusing mainland Indians” and using “foul and derogatory” language against Shah on a local television talk show.
The partial withdrawal of AFSPA drew flak from several civil bodies based in the hill districts of Manipur, questioning the motive of both the state and the central government.
The development comes two days after the BJP government in the state led by Singh expanded his ministry to full strength, 12 ministerial posts, with the induction of six more ministers.
The 12-member cabinet has 10 ministers from the BJP and two from the Naga People’s Front. The JD(U), the Kuki People’s Alliance and two independent MLAs also support the government.
On April 14, 1944, the INA headed by Subhas Chandra Bose liberated Moirang, in Bishnupur district of Manipur by hoisting the first INA flag on Indian soil.
Sanaojam Samachoron Singh, a lawyer practicing in the lower court was arrested following a complaint filed by the president of BJP Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Manipur M Barish.
The HAC of the Manipur Legislative Assembly is empowered to monitor legislation and administration for the hill areas. All 20 MLAs from the hill districts are members of the committee
Bishesh Huirem received the award for her sterling performance in portraying a transgender character in the film 'Apaiba Leichil' (floating clouds), which also clinched the Special Mention Award.
Moreh is the last Indian town at the Indo-Myanmar border and 110 km away from Manipur’s capital.
The working president of the MPCC, Kh Devabrata, said that by not removing the ‘disturbed’ tag from a single police station area in the hill districts, the BJP government has contradicted its own claim of having improved the law-and-order situation in the state.
Class 10 examinations will start from Tuesday and Class 12 board examinations from Thursday
However, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and guidelines issued by the Education Department shall continue to be in force.
RK Ranjan Singh, minister of state for external affairs and an MP from the Northeast state, writes to Ashwini Vaishnav as the indefinite bandh imposed by a Nagaland group enters its tenth day.