Next round of tripartite talk UNC awaits Govt move

SENAPATI, Apr 23 : Tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Government of Manipur and the Central Government could not be resumed as planned on the district creation issue. In the last tripartite talk on March 19 in Senapati it was agreed upon that the “next round of tripartite talks will be resumed […]

Expectations from the BJP led Govt Need to keep focus straight

No longer ‘communal Government of Manipur’. Economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council lifted. Naga People’s Front a part of the BJP led Government. Red carpet rolled out for the Chief Minister and his council of Ministers during the high profile visit to Ukhrul district headquarters on April 11. State level Shirui Lily festival […]

Wanted: Manipur River Protection Force

Rajendra Kshetri The hardly- one month-old newly formed BJP-led government in Manipur has delivered, so to say. The more-than – three – months old Economic Blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) on the Imphal – Dimapur National Highway (against the backdrop of seven newly created districts by the previous Congress government of Shri […]

Over 300 complaints with anti-graft cell

IMPHAL, Apr 6: Since the State Government opened an Anti-Corruption Cell (ACC), more than 300 complaints have been received and relevant officers have been instructed to investigate into some of these complaints, stated Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren. He was speaking at the 37th foundation day of BJP held today at the Nityaipat Chuthek office of […]

Lifting the longest ever blockade Spell out agreed points

Finally the United Naga Council (UNC) has lifted the 139 days old economic blockade. This is a welcome development and in as much as credit may be given to the BJP led coalition Government and the UNC for coming to a meeting point, it cannot be helped but ask what are the meeting points that […]

Downfall of Congress party in Manipur and India

TK Haokip The Congress Party has been ruling India for more than 57 years out of 70 years of Independence in 1947 and in Manipur for the last continuous 15 years with Shri O. Ibobi Singh and Shri Gaikhangam as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively. During this 15 years regime Shri Ibobi […]

What are the Terms of Reference of Negotiation between the GoM and the UNC?

Last Sunday, the United Naga Council (UNC) had called off the 139-day-long blockade of the state’s two national highways, after talks with representatives from the state and Centre and a day ahead of Chief Minister N Biren’s crucial floor test to prove his majority in the Manipur assembly. This must be a good news but […]

Statistics not telling the whole story Second best the first

The longest ever economic blockade has been lifted. The BJP may have missed the 48 hours of Government formation promise set earlier before the Assembly election to get the blockade lifted but it has been lifted and this is a fresh development. The Sangai Express will however comment on the decision of the UNC to […]

On the first day of Bjp-led Govt in Manipur

Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, who was sworn-in yesterday along with eight (8) cabinet ministers has convened a meeting with all  his Cabinet Ministers and MLAs to discuss about the ongoing economic blockade of United Naga Council (UNC) in the state. UNC has imposed economic blockade along the national highways 2 and 37 […]

On the first day of Bjp-led Govt in Manipur

Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, who was sworn-in yesterday along with eight (8) cabinet ministers has convened a meeting with all  his Cabinet Ministers and MLAs to discuss about the ongoing economic blockade of United Naga Council (UNC) in the state. UNC has imposed economic blockade along the national highways 2 and 37 […]

Addl Chief Secy, Commissioner, UNC leaders leave for Delhi

IMPHAL, Feb 2: With the stage all set for a tripartite meeting among the United Naga Council (UNC), the Government of Manipur and the Government of India, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr Suresh Babu who would be leading the State Government’s delegation has categorically stated that they would explore all avenues to bring a temporary solution to the protracted economic blockade in view of the forthcoming State Assembly election.

NSCN(IM) blames Khumji attact which kills 1 and injures 3 on Manipur state forces

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | Jan 18 The NSCN-IM has accused the Manipur government of committing heinous crimes to create misunderstanding among the people. In a press release, the NSCN-IM said that the state security force at the behest of the Ibobi Singh led government have been indulging in ‘heinous crimes’ but heap the blame […]

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Assembly elections of 2017 : an overview

By Thoudam Imomacha Singh As the Election Commission of India (ECI) has proclaimed the commencement of Assembly Elections in Manipur and other four State of Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, the stage is set for electioneering in these parts of the country.  Particularly for the state of Manipur, the March Assembly elections would be […]

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Gaidon, Stephen remanded to further police custody

The United Naga Council (UNC) president, Gaidon Kamei and publicity and information secretary, Shangkhil Stephen were remanded to police custody for five more days by Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East, A Noutuneshori Devi. They were arrested by Nungba police station on the charge of burning vehicles bearing Regd No MN 07C-376 loaded with rice at […]

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Time to make AFSPA a poll issue Forgetting the other issues

Creation of seven new districts. The ongoing economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council. The upcoming Assembly election. These are the three issues which have been hogging the limelight in all the newspapers published in the State, pushing the other issues to the backburner. If Manipur has been in the consciousness of the Nation […]

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