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Manipur celebrates 50th statehood day, event scaled back due to Covid-19

January 21, 2021 6:47:53 pm

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.

Manipur: Grenade lobbed at Raj Bhavan by unidentified persons

January 19, 2021 8:47:21 pm

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.

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Booked for sedition, 2 Manipur scribes released from detention after they admit mistake

January 18, 2021 10:05:34 pm

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.

Manipur journalists arrested under UAPA, sedition charges

January 18, 2021 4:18:29 am

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).

Will sack cops involved in drugs cases, warns Manipur CM

January 14, 2021 8:08:26 pm

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.

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Manipur: Dzuko Valley wildfire brought under control

January 9, 2021 8:37:39 pm

The Dzuko valley wildfire reportedly started on December 29 and has engulfed a large area of the valley both in Nagaland and Manipur.

Manipur to conduct Covid vaccination dry-run on January 8

January 6, 2021 8:58:37 pm

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.

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Manipur: Wildfire rages on at Dzuko valley, one NRDF personnel dead

January 5, 2021 9:58:09 pm

The fire has destroyed vegetation on Mount Iso, Manipur’s highest peak, and is spreading towards Yangkhullen area of Senapati district.

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Manipur: Four IAF choppers, NDRF join fight to extinguish Dzuko valley wildfire

January 2, 2021 7:37:05 pm

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.

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Massive wildfire engulfs large parts of Dzuko valley on Nagaland-Manipur border

January 1, 2021 1:27:27 pm

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.

In third such sentence, Manipur court awards death to man convicted of rape and murder

Manipur: Death for man who raped, murdered pregnant woman

December 31, 2020 4:51:05 am

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.

AFSPA remains as Manipur’s ‘Disturbed Area’ status extended for one more year

December 29, 2020 10:04:03 pm

The Home Department issued a notification, saying that the “Disturbed Area” tag was extended following the approval of Manipur’s Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla.

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Once known for insurgency, Manipur on path of progress under BJP: Amit Shah

December 28, 2020 3:53:24 am

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.

‘Northeast has become hotbed of development’: Amit Shah in Manipur

December 27, 2020 2:29:14 pm

"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.

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Manipur: Amit Shah to inaugurate several major projects in Imphal tomorrow, heavy security deployed

December 26, 2020 9:38:16 pm

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.

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Manipur sanctions Rs 3 crore for construction of 37 Tribal Museums

December 24, 2020 9:18:02 pm

The proposed museums are aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the diverse hill communities inhabiting the state.

Manipur launches ‘Emergency Response Support System’ to help people in distress

December 19, 2020 9:32:14 pm

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.

Manipur: Police officer returns gallantry award after court acquits ex-ADC chairman in drug haul case

December 18, 2020 8:33:49 pm

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.

Manipur court acquits former ADC chairman, six others in multi-crore drug haul case

December 17, 2020 11:13:09 pm

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.

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Manipur: CBI raids residence of senior AG office staff; recovers cash, ornaments

December 16, 2020 10:13:18 pm

The officer was identified as Budichandra Naorem, a residennt of Uripok Ahanthem Leikai in Imphal West district.

Manipur police arrest three NRFM cadres, recover explosives

December 12, 2020 8:09:07 pm

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.

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Manipur: Bail to 2 student leaders held for criticising plan to introduce Sanskrit in state schools

December 11, 2020 10:29:46 pm

The two were arrested last week from Chanakyapuri in New Delhi, on charges of attempting to promote communal hatred.

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Two student leaders from Manipur held for spreading ‘communal disharmony’

December 10, 2020 9:23:01 pm

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.

Manipur: Security forces arrest six drug traffickers at Indo-Myanmar border, seize contraband worth Rs 165 cr

December 8, 2020 7:51:23 pm

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.

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Manipur sees lemongrass as alternative to poppy, seeks centre’s approval for project worth Rs 6.8 crore

December 5, 2020 10:38:07 pm

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.