Every year on this day, Manipur observes Patriots’ Day to pay tribute to the state’s heroes who fought the Anglo-Manipur War in 1891 against the British Empire.
N Biren Singh, who was speaking at the Manipur Start-up Conclave 2018 in Imphal, said that “Manipur will leap forward in the next 5-10 years once we disown such mentality”.
With the Manipur University impasse entering its 69 days, people in different areas including students on Monday took out rallies on the streets across the state demanding to reopen Manipur University which has been paralysed since May 30.
Manipur police have also taken up vigilant security measures opening various check posts at Indo-Myanmar border district Tengnoupal to restrict immigrants from entering the state.
Students are demanding the V-C’s resignation over multiple allegations of administrative negligence and carelessness in running the university.
The student agitation, led by the Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU), has paralysed the institution for more than a month.
Manipur has turned into a dumping ground for stolen vehicles from outside the state, as they get easily sold at a throwaway price in the state.
The two — a local from Imphal (West) district and an outsider whose identity was yet to be ascertained — were assaulted in two villages around 12 km apart in Kangpokpi district on Tuesday and are being treated at a local hospital.
It denied that the allegation made by Lt. Col. Dharamvir’s wife, were inconsistent and aimed at maligning the image of the army for some devious purpose.
As per the state fishery department, Manipur consumes around 52,000 metric tonne of fish in a year. Of the total quantity, the state produces around 32,000 metric tonne while the remaining is imported from outside.
Multiple landslides have blocked vital transport routes, hindering the relief work in the affected states. Security forces comprising of paramilitary troops, state forces as well as the Army, have been deployed in carrying out the relief operations and required medical support in the affected states.
The minister’s son was charged with criminal assault to deter public servant from discharging their duty, rash driving and endangering personal safety of others.
In response to a petition filed by NIA on Saturday, the special judge directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) to transfer all case records, including the FIR, in possession of the Imphal West police station.
A crowdsourced list of indigenous baby names online alludes to the young Manipuri’s quest to revisit traditional roots.
Asking the NDA government to stop playing communal politics in the state for political gain, he said Manipur does not belong to a single community.