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Returning officer issues ‘show cause’ to Manipur CM N Biren Singh

The Returning Officer stated that District Election Office, Imphal East have submitted a report along with video footage stating that the speech as quoted in the application is found in the footage.

Govts should not try to suppress voices: Manipur journalist freed after 4 months in jail

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.

Manipur journalist detained under NSA walks out of jail

The 39-year-old television journalist was released from the central jail here this afternoon, Superintendent of Prison (Jail) Sokholal Touthang said.

Manipur: Returning Officer serves showcause notice to Congress spokesperson for allegations against CM

The Congress spokesperson had alleged that a man named James Gangte gave an amount of Rs 12,90,000 to a relative of the Chief Minister for clearing bills worth over Rs 68,00,000 of the Khuga Multipurpose Project.

Manipur: Militant leader escapes from security ward of hospital

The militant leader had been hospitalized at the general ward of JNIMS Orthopaedic department since November 26, 2018, following a spinal injury.

Manipur: Five ex-MLAs quit Congress to join regional party

The leaders claimed they joined the NEIDP to work freely for issues pertaining to the state. The added that Congress had little interest in regional issues and that power was concentrated in New Delhi.

Life’s changed… will fight it out legally, says Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem’s wife

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.

Manipur: Committee calls for general strike over Meitei community’s demand for ST status

The committee also warned that it would not allow the Manipur government to organise any event during the strike.

BJP targeting more than 300 seats in Lok Sabha polls: Ram Madhav

Madhav claimed that the BJP-led NDA government has created a ‘unified’ and ‘dignified’ India during the past five years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Meitei community’s demand for ST status reasonable, govt working positively: Manipur CM

The CM's response came a day after thousands of people took to the streets to demand the  immediate inclusion of the Meitei community in the ST list.

Manipur: Thousands protest demanding inclusion of Meitei community in Schedule Tribe list

Despite being the largest community, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee claims that they (Meitei) are constantly under threat of extinction without constitutional protection in the wake of influx of illegal immigrants.

Manipur Assembly withdraws motion against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Congress MLA, Gonvidas Konthoujam, had on Friday moved a resolution to urge centre to prevent the re-introduction of the Citizenship Bill and ensure that no ordinance similar to the said bill is promulgated.