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Manipur information panel chief prods chief secy on appointing state deputies

March 18, 2021 10:26:31 pm

The reminder came in connection with an application filed by an RTI activist, who wasn’t provided with the information he sought for over a year.

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Fearing Covid spike, Manipur govt bans thabal chongba folk dance during Yaoshang festival

March 11, 2021 10:01:18 pm

The festivities around Yaoshang are likely to increase human interaction and physical contact, adding to fears of a second wave amid a fresh wave of infections being reported in some states, the order stated.

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Manipur: Police bust 2 brown sugar manufacturing labs in Thoubal, arrest 3

March 8, 2021 9:18:19 pm

The Superintendent of Police said four others, who are involved in the drugs racket, are still at large.

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Manipur media resumes work after intervention of civil bodies

March 13, 2021 6:18:11 pm

AMWJU and EGM resolved to condemn the action of the Manipur government, which tried to use the new online media regulation introduced by the Central government in the state for the first time in India.

Manipur: Media reels under threat from militants, scribes on cease-work protest

March 4, 2021 6:39:15 pm

This is the third time in less than a month that the media fraternity has resorted to such protest.

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Manipur govt approves re-opening of schools for classes 6 to 8 from March 8

March 3, 2021 10:10:48 pm

The decision comes four days after an SoP was prepared by the state in line with the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Education. The SoP, which is divided into two parts, deals with health, hygiene and safety and learning with physical and social distancing.

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EC opines in favour of 12 BJP Manipur MLAs, Cong slams the move

March 3, 2021 8:13:33 am

Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, CWC member Gaikhangam and Manipur Congress president Govind Das said it will delay the process of disqualification further.

Health minister underlines Centre’s priority to develop healthcare in the Northeast

February 28, 2021 9:24:03 pm

Speaking at the inauguration of several new pieces of infrastructure at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in state capital Imphal, the minister that the N-E will see a significant lift in general living standards in the coming years, with more central funds going into key sectors such as healthcare, sanitation and drinking water services.

Manipur media houses on strike against threat to newspaper

February 26, 2021 7:41:31 pm

On February 13, unknown persons who came on a scooter lobbed a hand grenade at the office of the same newspaper. However, the grenade did not explode.

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Manipur: Over 30 communities come together to support govt’s “war on drugs”

February 25, 2021 8:46:27 pm

Manipur CM N Biren Singh said he was moved by the overwhelming public response to his appeal for support, adding that the convention was a historic event which would be remembered forever.

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Manipur govt puts hiring processes on hold citing poor financial health

February 23, 2021 10:19:11 pm

In September 2020, the government came out with a similar order, suspending all ongoing recruitments barring those that were already underway with the approval of the cabinet.

Manipur Anganwadi worker dies after taking Covishield jab, had recovered from Asthma attack

February 19, 2021 10:41:16 pm

Family sources said Sundari was administered a shot of the Covishield vaccine around 1pm on February 12. Day after, she complained of fever and allergies, they said, adding that assuming that she was experiencing normal side effects, she took a medicine bought from a local pharmacy.

Manipur journos lift cease-work after militant groups deny hand in grenade attack

February 18, 2021 9:29:11 pm

The decision was taken at a general body meeting of journalists at the Manipur Press Club in the state capital.

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Manipur will safeguard its boundaries at any cost: Chief Minister Biren Singh

February 17, 2021 9:56:58 pm

The Chief Minister was replying to a query raised by opposition MLA K. Ranjit Singh regarding media reports on land encroachment and border disputes in Dzuko Valley and Tungjoy

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Manipur CM says SIT to probe grenade attack on media house, urges journos to lift cease-work

February 16, 2021 6:47:01 pm

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Tuesday that his government had set up a four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the recent grenade attack on a local newspaper office. He added that the team is being headed by an SP. Responding to a Calling Attention Motion moved in the Assembly by opposition […]

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Manipur journos continue cease-work over grenade attack, demand security

February 14, 2021 10:32:29 pm

Local journalists on Sunday converged at Keishampat, Imphal and staged a sit-in demonstration demanding that those behind the dastardly attack on press freedom issue an unconditional apology for the same.

Manipur: Hand grenade lobbed inside local newspaper’s office; media houses halt publication in protest

February 13, 2021 9:54:25 pm

Condemning the attack, the All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) and Editor’s Guild Manipur (EGM) resolved to immediately cease news broadcasting and publication.

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Will consider suggestions to review VAT on petrol, diesel, says Manipur deputy CM

February 11, 2021 9:26:33 pm

Replying to a query raised by Congress MLA Surjakumar Okram, the deputy CM, who also doubles up as the finance minister, said that the existing VAT levied on petroleum products in the state is comparatively similar to other states in the Northeast.

Manipur mulls registration cap for vehicle owners with not enough parking space

February 9, 2021 9:49:56 pm

Manipur Transport Minister Vungzagin Valte said the volume of traffic in the state, particularly in Imphal, has become ‘alarmingly problematic’.

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Manipur CM lauds village for poppy crackdown, announces cash reward of Rs 10 lakh

February 7, 2021 9:19:16 pm

“Peh (Paoyi) would be promoted as a role model for other villages in our ‘War on Drugs’. I urge residents of all other villages to follow the example of Peh (Paoyi),” the CM said.

Recovering from lockdown, Myanmar coup deals a fresh blow to Moreh traders

February 6, 2021 9:41:52 pm

The extended border closures at Moreh, near the India-Myanmar border in Manipur, have resulted in the loss of business for the approximately 200 shops tightly packed around the integrated check post on the Indian side.

Manipur projects revised estimated fiscal deficit for 2020-21 at 9.93% of GSDP

February 6, 2021 12:16:00 am

Tabling the ‘Demand for Supplementary Grants 2020-’21 in the Assembly on Friday, Singh said the state’s total budgeted expenditure for fiscal 2020-’21 had been estimated at Rs. 20,870 crores and it has now been revised to Rs 24,986 crores.

Govt urging Centre to withdraw AFSPA from Manipur, says CM Biren Singh

February 5, 2021 12:50:59 am

“We have been urging the central government to withdraw AFSPA as the law-and-order situation in Manipur has improved considerably. We are ready to take adequate measures to ensure it is rolled back,” Singh said.

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Covid vaccination programme will speed up Manipur’s development work, says Guv

February 3, 2021 10:46:20 pm

Addressing the opening day of Budget session of the Assembly on Wednesday, the Governor informed the House that as many as 1,02,000 doses of Covishield vaccine has reached the state for the second phase of vaccination.

Manipur: Number of vaccine recipients in first phase far below the desired target

February 1, 2021 9:54:16 pm

Dr K. Rajo, director, Manipur health department, said there were many factors for the low turnout and the side effects, although mild, is one of them.