A word of caution for the BJP led Govt Tinted with saffron ?

Rs 201 crore package for Ukhrul district. Rs 185 crore package for Kangpokpi district. Clearly Chief minister N Biren is trying to reach out to the hill districts and this is a welcome sign. Not that the previous Congress Government ignored the hill districts, but the manner in which the recently formed BJP led Government […]

Rs 185 cr package announced for Kpi; DIO, DSWO inaugurated

The New Government Opens Its Door 24X7 To The People: N Biren IMPHAL: Chief Minister N Biren on Wednesday announced an economic package of Rs 185 crore for development works in Kangpokpi district. He announced the package at a felicitation cum blessing ceremony hosted in his honour by Kuki Inpi and CSOs of Kangpokpi district at Brig. M Thomas Ground. Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated District […]

Manipur stares at fuel crisis again

Kangleipak group says it will not allow plying of oil tankers in the State. Manipur is likely to face a fuel crisis once again as the Kangleipak Communist Party People’s War Group has threatened to block plying of oil tankers along the two national highways passing through the State to fetch fuel from Assam. The […]

Kpi set to roll out red carpet for CM

Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI, Apr 22 : In 2010 he was standing as chief guest at the prestigious Chavang Kut 2010 celebration at Brig Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi and now he will be standing at the same venue on 26 April to be honored and felicitated as the Chief Minister of Manipur. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, […]

Smile Train Shija Cleft Project to bring thousand smiles in Kpi dist

KANGPOKPI, Apr 20 : As part of the Cleft Week observation, an awareness program on cleft lip and palate for ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and other stakeholders of Kangpokpi district was conducted this afternoon at Kangpokpi districct HQs. The awareness programme was jointly organized by Kangpokpi district administration and Smile Train Shija Cleft Project at DC […]

Poppy: Bane for society but otherwise for some

IMPHAL, Apr 17 : Opposite to Old Boljang village, poppy flowers bloom majestically across the mountain which undoubtedly were planted by one of the villagers. Old Boljang village, located around 37 kms away from Imphal, falls under Kangpokpi district. For years, one villager has been engaging in illegal plantation of poppy as his means of […]

PPCM bats for equal shares, opportunities

IMPHAL, Apr 15: Protection and Preservation Committee (PPCM) convenor Ph Deban has called upon all the people of both the hills and the valley to enquire collectively who hijacked benefits of different welfare schemes entitled to the masses and how, and work collectively to ensure that all the people enjoy equal opportunities and uniform shares […]

AR men assault two at Kpi

KANGPOKPI, Mar 22 : Two men were severely assaulted by Assam Rifles personnel yesterday evening at Kangpokpi district. The two victims who are presently hospitalized at CHC, Kangpokpi told media persons that they were picked up yesterday evening at around 5.30 near Traffic Point in downtown Kangpokpi, IT Road by some 38 Assam Rifles personnel […]

Polls hardly matter in this Manipur district as Nagas close ranks behind a long economic blockade

Ipsita Chakravarty (Courtesy : scroll.in) The check post is easy to miss from the road – mere sheets of tarpaulin rigged on bamboo poles, an outcrop of rock casting a shadow over it. Then a scrawny young man, face covered by a black pollution mask, steps out on the road to flag down passing vehicles. […]

1 killed in post poll gun battle in Kpi, violence on at CCpur

KPI/CCpur, Mar 7: One youth belonging to an underground outfit under SoO pact died in a post election gun battle on Monday late afternoon at Kangpokpi district. A fierce gun battle took place yesterday at around 4.40 pm at the hill top of Khengjang village, approximately 18 Kms south west NH-2 under Gamnom Sapormeina police […]

Dists created for administrative convenience : CM BJP-IM-UNC behind blockade, alleges Ibobi

IMPHAL, Feb 22 : Taking the blame game to new heights and repeating an earlier allegation, Chief Minister O Ibobi today alleged that it will not be wrong to say that the ongoing economic blockade has been jointly enforced by the BJP, NSCN (IM) and the UNC. Speaking at the flag hoisting ceremony of INC […]

BJP, UNC, NSCN (IM) are one and same : CM

IMPHAL, Jan 28 : Joining the war of words between the Congress and the BJP, ahead of the Assembly election, Chief Minister O Ibobi today claimed that the BJP, UNC and the NSCN (IM) are one and the same though outwardly they may profess to be different entities. Speaking at the reception function of a […]

Pulling up sleeves before election Leadership question before polls

Definitely the present is interesting. So while the United Naga Council and other Naga civil society organisations are at the forefront in cutting off the lifelines of the State, the two principal political parties, the Congress and the BJP, have been going hammer and tongs against each other ahead of the Assembly election. So if […]

Arms licences suspended in Kangpokpi dist

Following the ECI announcement of Election schedule t the 11th Manipur State Legislative Assembly Election 2017 and the Model Code of Conducts having come into effect from January 4 noon to ensure free and fair election, the district administration Kangpokpi suspended all arms licences issued in the entire three assembly constituencies of Kangpokpi district. The […]

Last and first working day Looking back at last year

31st December. The last working day in a calendar year and while the last day of the year gone by was like any other day, perhaps it would be in line to look back at the year gone by on the first working day of the year, 2nd January of 2017. Like any other year, […]

Unwittingly strengthening Ibobi Intention defeated

It is definitely not intentional, but by imposing the economic blockade the United Naga Council (UNC) and the NSCN (IM) may be said to have unwittingly given a huge boost to the poll prospects of the Congress and Chief Minister O Ibobi. Much before the seven new districts were created on December 8, the UNC […]

Unwittingly strengthening Ibobi Intention defeated

It is definitely not intentional, but by imposing the economic blockade the United Naga Council (UNC) and the NSCN (IM) may be said to have unwittingly given a huge boost to the poll prospects of the Congress and Chief Minister O Ibobi. Much before the seven new districts were created on December 8, the UNC […]

Spewing communal venom Need for all to keep sanity

These are trying times and not surprisingly there have emerged a number of civil society organisations spewing venom which have all the potential to pitch fork one community against the other. The decision of the State Government to create the seven new districts may be at the centre of it all, but to many, particularly […]