Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who was the chief guest, said the state had made it to the top three among Northeast and hilly states in the India Innovative Index 2020, released by NITI Aayog.
Police said footage from one of the CCTV cameras installed at the Governor’s house shows that the grenade was hurled by two persons who came on a moped. The grenade, however, failed to explode.
The police released them on Monday afternoon after they admitted in writing that the source was "unverified" and the article was published due to oversight and such mistakes will not recur, he said.
The two journalists have been charged under IPC Sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 505(b) (causing alarm to induce offence against the state), and 34 (common intention), as well as the UAPA's Section 39 (supporting terror organisation).
CM Biren Singh made the remarks while setting drugs worth over Rs 34 crore on fire, in presence of MLAs and high-ranking police officers, in Imphal.
The Dzuko valley wildfire reportedly started on December 29 and has engulfed a large area of the valley both in Nagaland and Manipur.
The state health department on Wednesday said it had instructed all district administrations concerned to arrange the required logistics for the exercise which will be conducted from 10 am to 12 noon.
The fire has destroyed vegetation on Mount Iso, Manipur’s highest peak, and is spreading towards Yangkhullen area of Senapati district.
The wildfire reportedly started on December 29 last year from the Nagaland side and spread into Manipur’s Mount Iso, the highest peak in the state.
Dzuko valley is known for its scenic beauty, attracting tourists from around the world. The valley is home to ‘Dzuko Lilies’ that aren’t found anywhere else.
The incident dates back to June 18, 2010. The convict throttled his 23-year-old girlfriend and as she fell unconscious, he raped her and poured poison into her mouth before dumping her body in Imphal River.
The Home Department issued a notification, saying that the “Disturbed Area” tag was extended following the approval of Manipur’s Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla.
Shah said the ILP dream of Manipur was fulfilled ‘only because of PM Modi’s concern’ that not implementing the system would be unfair to the people of the state.
"Earlier, Manipur used to face a shortage of essentials due to regular blockades. But in the last 3 years, we've not seen any bandh," Shah said.
Shah will address a public gathering at Hapta Kangjeibung ground before which he will virtually inaugurate Thoubal multipurpose project worth Rs 1,998.99 crores and Bisnupur-Tupul-Thoubal-Kasom Khullen road worth Rs 475.68 crore.
The proposed museums are aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the diverse hill communities inhabiting the state.
Official source said that ERSS is designed to address distress signals from citizens which are received in the form of voice calls, sms, e-mails, panic SOS requests, web requests among others.
The development comes a day after the special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court in Manipur acquitted former ADC chairman of Chandel Lukhosei Zou and six others in a high profile drug haul case in 2018.
The former ADC chairman was arrested along with seven others by a team of Narcotic and Affairs of Border (NAB) police and Imphal West Police on June 20, 2018.
The officer was identified as Budichandra Naorem, a residennt of Uripok Ahanthem Leikai in Imphal West district.
Police said that a massive search operation was conducted in and around Moirang area of Bhisnupur district following an input that some cadres of the NRFM are going to plant explosive at Moirang area.
The two were arrested last week from Chanakyapuri in New Delhi, on charges of attempting to promote communal hatred.
The student leaders were arrested by a combined team of Manipur police and Delhi police from the Chanakyapuri area in the Capital. They were brought to Imphal on Thursday for questioning.
The raid unearthed a large haul of narcotics and contraband estimated to be worth over Rs 165 crores along with a foreign-made pistol, a gun with ammunition, the official said.
As the state awaits approval of the project from the Ministry, official sources informed that steps have been taken up to implement a pilot project costing Rs 60 lakh to plant lemongrass.