Jimmy Leivon

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Manipur: Govt school students get helicopter ride on Children’s Day

Before the ride, the students also interacted with Chief Minister N Biren Singh at his official residence.

Manipur: Govt assurance fails to convince COCOMI, protest continues unabated

COCOMI’s reaction comes a day after Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh reiterated the commitment given by Union Home Minister Amit Shah that Manipur’s integrity will not be harmed by the final settlement of the Naga political issue.

Amit Shah has assured Manipur’s integrity won’t be affected due to Naga peace deal: Biren Singh

N Biren Singh and his cabinet ministers had gone to New Delhi last Friday to meet central leaders in the wake of unabated protests in the state against the disintegration of Manipur by the Indo-Naga settlement.

Naga peace talks: CPI’s D Raja accuses Centre of creating mistrust among northeastern states

The CPI general secretary claimed that small states like Manipur might be reduced to a union territory if the Naga peace talks lead to bifurcation.

Manipur CM leads delegation to meet PM Modi over issues concerning Naga pact

The delegation is also likely to meet Home Minister Amit Shah over the issue.

Manipur: Imphal-Mandalay flight to operationalise from November 23

Air KBZ Myanmar had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Imphal-based KB Enterprises on July 3. The flight is scheduled to commence on the eve of the seven day-long Manipur Sangai Festival, the biggest tourism festival of the state.

IED blast in Imphal market leaves five injured; CM condemns attack

It is learnt that the police had detected the bomb and was cordoning off the area when it exploded. The police believe a remote detonating device was used.

Peace agreement in Nagaland should not change geography of Manipur: Jairam Ramesh

He stated that although the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 between the government of India (GoI) and Naga Groups the content remains a “complete secret”.

Manipur Dy CM appeals COCOMI to withdraw demands, reiterate stand to protect integrity

COCOMI is spearheading protests opposing any attempts to disintegrate Manipur’s integrity. It is an umbrella group of several civil bodies operating in Manipur.

Naga peace talks: Manipur governor appeals for peace; COCOMI demands terms of negotiation by Nov 4

Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said, "We, the people of Manipur, as responsible citizens, should ensure that we settle our differences through talks and negotiations, and not resort to violence, including bandhs and blockades."

Naga peace talks: Manipur groups extend protest for another day, CM asks people to remain calm

They have been urging the central government to consult the civil bodies of the state as one of the stakeholders before finalising the peace talks and not to harm the state by the peace agreement.

Manipur King denies giving permission on formation of ‘government-in-exile’

According to reports carried in local dailies, the associates announced the separation of Manipur and the subsequent formation of a government-in-exile - the 'Manipur State Council'.

Indo-Naga talks: Manipur groups to launch mass protest on Oct 31

The objective of the proposed mass protest in Manipur is to coincide with the final settlement of the ongoing peace talks, which is likely to be finalized by October 31.

Military options to dictate negation will not work: NSCN-IM chairman

The NSCN chairman further asserted that ‘Framework Agreement’ is the meeting point for the two contending parties-Indians and the Nagas and the rallying point for the divided Nagas.

Why Manipur celebrates an annual festival in honour of this rare and unique lily

While the four-day fest features dance, food, music, traditional games and much fanfare, at its heart, is the beautiful Shirui Lily, a unique species of ground lily that it is found only in Manipur.

Manipur: Govt urges Centre to take stern action against militant outfits violating ground rules

The request comes in the wake of reports of Kuki militants intimidating a representative of the same community over an agreement reached on the “Anglo-Kuki War” issue.

Manipur: Kuki militants write to PM Modi over ‘Anglo-Kuki War’ claim tussle

The Naga bodies claimed that the Kukis are trying to twist the history for there has been no ‘Anglo-Kuki War’ but ‘Kuki-Rebellion 1917’.

‘Total shutdown’ call by banned insurgent groups paralyses normal life in Manipur

In response to the call, educational institutions, including schools and colleges remained closed and all business activities came to a halt.

Manipur: Intnl rock bands Nazareth, Extreme set to headline Shirock 2019

The performances will be part of the Shirui Lily Festival organised by Manipur Tourism Department to promote the Shirui Lily, an endangered Lily found in Shirui hills of the district.

Militants calls total shutdown in Manipur, Tripura on Oct 15

ASUK is a conglomerate of several militant outfits operating in Manipur while NLFT is a militant outfit based in Tripura.