Police resorted to firing blank rounds and baton charge after voters in the polling stations destroyed EVM, VVPAT machine and security camera. The injured polling officials included the presiding officer and micro observer of the polling booth.
Imphal-based Wangkhem, associated with a cable TV network, was arrested on November 27, 2018, for “derogatory” comments against the BJP government in the state and using “abusive” words for Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and was booked under the NSA.
There are 19,59,429 voters in Manipur. Out of which, 10,10,618 voters will exercise their franchise for the Outer Manipur parliamentary seat tomorrow, including 495583 male voters and 5,15,022 female voters.
Manipur’s two parliamentary seats, inner and outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies, will go to poll in two phases. The outer seat will go to poll on April 11 during the first phase and the inner seat on April 18.
The 39-year-old journalist was detained for allegedly criticising the BJP, RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. He was arrested on sedition charges and sent to jail for 12 months.
The development comes two days after eight members of Autonomous District Council (ADC) of Churachandpur district, former BJP President Churachandpur, ex-NPF MLA and former minister K Vungzalien joined the Congress party fold.
The incident comes in the wake of an allegation that PS Haokip, president of the Kuki National Organisation (KNO), wrote to BJP president Amit Shah informing that the group support BJP candidate Benjamin Mate, who is also contesting from the outer parliamentary seat.
Imphal-based Wangkhem, associated with a cable TV network, was arrested on November 27, 2018 for making derogatory comments against the BJP government in the state and using “abusive” words against Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and was booked under the NSA.
Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. She had been without any kind of nutrition since the time she had been released Wednesday evening.
Manipur, Mar 01(ANI): Mr. Thangkhogin Haokip a Government School Primary Teacher of Molnom Junior High School was allegedly killed by a suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) cadres in Chandel District of Manipur. It is also being reported that several rounds of gun had been fired from the side of suspected NSCN – IM cadres. Both men and women came out on the streets and blocked the road, leading to the Aimol Satu Village, and took the dead body to the alleged NSCN-IM’s residence. The irated villagers ransacked the houses located in the Aimol Satu Village and destroyed and burnt down gates, motor-cycles, houses etc.
Manipur, Feb 17 (ANI): Dancing to the tunes of folk music, these groups of artists from Zelianagrong tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture during the 11th Zelianrong Folk festival at Sangaiprou Kabui village. The theme was Unity, Peace and Solidarity. The festival was organized by the Society for Promotion of Community Task (SPCT) with an aim to promote and preserve the age-old culture of Zeliangrong, a Naga tribe. Cultural troupes of Sangaiprou, Ireng, Zeme and Inpui performed a variety of cultural dances and sangs. The main attraction of the event was a traditional drum beating by a group of artists. During the event, the performers also demonstrated an age-old custom of fire making with bamboo. The tribal people also set up stalls selling handicrafts items like neck pieces, headgears and other ornaments. Such festivals help to keep alive the tribal culture of the Naga society.
Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Expert team of Professors from IIT-Roorkee reached Imphal in Manipur to check the buildings that were damaged in the recent earthquake. Almost 513 buildings and structures were reportedly damaged across Manipur when a powerful 6.8 magnitude pre-dawn earthquake struck the state. The earthquake resulted in huge loss of life and property. A senior official of the state Public Works Department (PWD) said that the visiting experts’ team would also assess other areas of the state and visit damaged structures.