Rethinking Japan’s Investment in Manipur

By Jiten Yumnam Development financing by International Financial Institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank (WB), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has become more intense in Manipur in recent years. India’s Look East or Act East policy has further facilitated the intrusion and investment of such financial institutions. The ADB […]


NEFIS REACHES UNION HOME MINISTRY SEEKING INVESTIGATION INTO PRAVISH CHANAM’S DEATH BY CBI! DEMANDS MANIPUR CHIEF MINISTER’S IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION TO ENSURE JUSTICE FOR THE DECEASED! The activists of North-East Forum for International Solidarity today reached Union Ministry of Home Affairs seeking an investigation by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of Manipuri youth, […]

MDS scam will be handed over to CBI: CM

Imphal, September 08 2017: The Manipur Development Society (MDS) scam of Rs 185.79 crore would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) once the ongoing preliminary enquiry conducted by police is completed, stated Chief Minister N Biren . Speaking to media persons at 1st MR banquet hall where he attended a State […]

NEFIS welcomes Supreme Court Order directing CBI to conduct Investigation into cases of extra-judicial killings!

NEFIS Welcomes Supreme Court Order Directing CBI To Conduct Investigation Into Cases Of Extra-Judicial Killings! Stand Of Democratic Movement Against Afspa Vindicated! Scrapping Of Afspa By Central Govt. Next Logical Move! North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) welcomes the order of Supreme Court directing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct inquiry into the cases of […]

Will extend assistance to SIT probing fake encounters : Biren Focus should be on those who gave the orders to kill, in addition to those personnel who were just following those instructions : Babloo

Imphal, July 15 2017: The Manipur Government will provide “necessary assistance” to a Special Investigating Team (SIT) set up the Supreme Court to probe extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by security forces in the insurgency-hit State, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said today . Welcoming the apex Court order setting up the SIT comprising five […]

Breaking: Supreme Court orders CBI probe into Manipur Encounter Killings

The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to constitute a 5-member team to probe into the Manipur Encounter killings. The Court also directed registration of FIRs in nearly 100 cases. The judgment was passed today by Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta. Background The case was filed in the Supreme Court […]

Reinvestigation of Sanjit case stayed

The order was passed by a single bench of the Court comprising of Justice N Kotiswar after the hearing of Cril Petition number 6 of 2017 filed by Dr Ak Jhalajit, CO of 2nd IRB against CBI and others. The Court perushed the material on record and passed an order to stay the operation of […]

EEVFAM demands swift justice

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM) organised a protest at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai today demanding justice for the Khwairamband Keithel killing case. Speaking to media persons, EEVFAM president Renu Takhellambam said that there are numerous cases of fake encounter in Manipur and an equally huge number of widows as […]

Th Herojit to be summoned to Delhi Full CBI team likely soon

IMPHAL, Feb 17: In order to carry out a thorough investigation into the July 23, 2009 BT Road firing incident, a full team of CBI is likely to arrive here in the next couple of days. Notably, CBI has already re-opened the same case and Additional SP, CBI/SC II Vijay Kumar Shukla who was at […]

2017 not to be a repeat of 2012 Neck to neck race

More than obvious that 2017 is not going to be a repeat of 2012. This is with regard to the outcome of the elections to the State Assembly. Take a look at the reality around. Back in 2012 the Opposition was in disarray and it was not without a reason why The Sangai Express had […]

Reopening the BT Road killing ‘Murder in plain sight’

Re-open and re-investigate the July 23, 2009 BT Road killing. Summon the then Additional SP in connection with the case and suddenly the Centre or rather the CBI seems to have taken cognizance of the version spelt out by suspended Head Constable Th Herojit. It may be a coincidence but the timing is just too […]

Dr. AK Jhalajit files for anticipatory bail

IMPHAL, Feb 16: Following an interrogation by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against him for two consecutive days in connection with the reinvestigation into the July 23 BT Road firing incident, Commandant of 2nd IRB, Dr Ak Jhalajit filed anticipatory bail in the Court of Sessions Judge Imphal West, Maibam Manojkumar today. Acting on it, […]

MO deposes in BT Road firing case

IMPHAL, Feb 3: In connection with the July 23 Khwairamband Keithel firing incident, Medical Officer of Sekmaijing Primary Health Centre, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan gave his statement as the prosecution witness number 90 of CBI before the Session Court, Imphal West today. All the accused in the alleged fake encounter case except Jagat were present during […]

CBI re-opens Sanjit case, sending probe team

One year after head constable Thounaojam Herojit confessed to killing Chungkham Sanjit in the infamous BT road fake encounter incident, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to re-open the case, reliable sources informed Imphal Free Press. A high level team of CBI investigators is likely to land in Imphal in the first week […]

Court fixes final hearing of Roger case

The District and Sessions Judge M Manjokumar Singh today fixed November 28 as the final hearing of Irom Roger murder case with the accused examination having concluded today. The accused of the case Nongthongbam Ajay s/o Nongthongbam Biren former MLA Heingang AC of Luwangshangbam, who appeared before the court was served with 187 written questions. […]