End polygamy

In 2008, Manipur Compulsory Registration of Marriages Bill, was introduced in the February session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly and passed in the Winter session in October the same year. The Bill, it will be recalled came as part of a directive from the Centre to the states. This Act, it was then hoped would […]

‘State govt must give assurance before Dec 8’

IMPHAL | Dec 4 : Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) submitted a memorandum today that stated five points for adoption and implementation of certain rules and regulations of Inner Line Permit System to the chief minister at around 3.30 pm. After the memorandum was submitted, a press conference was held at the […]

Voter seeks Surchandra’s disqualification

IMPHAL, Nov 24: An elector from Kakching AC has petitioned Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to initiate disqualification proceedings against Y Surchandra, MLA of 37-Kakching AC and disqualify him from being a Member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly in accordance with law. In a petition to the Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker, the elector from […]

Demand for ST status to Meitei/Meetei ; STDCM, Govt hold 1st round talks; STDCM upbeat

Imphal, October 24 2017: The State Government and the Schedule Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) held first round of talk on the latter’s demand for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in Schedule Tribe category under the Constitution of India. As invited by the State Government, the talk began at 4.45 pm in the office chamber of Deputy […]

Oct 20 deadline set for State Govt to submit recommendation to include Meiteis in ST list .

Constitutional protection need of the hour : STDCM Imphal, September 24 2017: The movement for the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the Scheduled Tribe list of India has intensified with today’s public convention setting a deadline to the State Government of Manipur to submit its (State Government) recommendation to the Central Government. As per the resolution […]

Assembly sessions to be live telecast in two Natl channels : Khemchand

Imphal, September 06 2017: Noting that the role of media in informing the public about the Assembly sessions is of paramount importance in a democratic country, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y Khemchand has announced that entire sessions of the House will be live telecast consistently, including in two National channels from next session . […]

Prohibiting sale of land to non locals ; Speaker bats for HP land law

Imphal, September 04 2017: Assembly Speaker, Y Khemchand has expressed desire for the State Government to implement a land law similar to the one in Himachal Pradesh which prohibits non locals from purchasing or owning agricultural and cultivable lands . Speaking to media persons at his office chamber today, Y Khemchand said that he himself […]

Speaker, three legislators donate eyes

Imphal, August 25 2017: Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand Singh; MLA and Chairman, MPCB & KVIB Laishram Radhakishore Singh; MLAs Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh and Heikham Dingo Singh have donated their eyes to people who are visually impaired . They made the announcement at the inaugural function of the Eye Donation Campaign Fortnight […]

Poll officials to visit State for study

Imphal, August 22 2017: Election officials of Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura which would be going to polls in February next year would visit the State to study election preparations from their Manipur counterparts. Chief Electoral Officers, Additional CEOs and Joint CEOs of the three States would reach here on August 24 to study about different […]

Veteran political leader Rishang Keishing no more

Imphal, August 22 2017: Veteran politician and the longest serving Chief Minister of Manipur, before O Ibobi broke his record, Rishang Keishing passed away today at 8.15 pm at RIMS. He was 98, as per the death certificate issued by RIMS. Rishang Keishing was admitted to RIMS on July 1 and the immediate cause of […]

KSA locks Imphal West DC office

Imphal, August 09 2017: Joining the agitation being spearheaded by the Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA), a large number of students today locked the gate of Imphal West DC office complex on the pretext that the district administration has failed to translate into action Chief Minister N Biren’s assurance given on the floor of the Manipur […]

Will PM Modi betray Assam in ‘No ST, no rest’ or let Assam burn?

Ningombam Bupenda Meitei In the recent Assam strike over ST (Scheduled Tribe) status, called by the state’s six communities [Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and Adivasi (Tea Tribes)] of Assam, demanding Scheduled Tribe status for them, there was a slogan of “No ST, no rest”. Supporting the protest, the president of the Tinsukia […]

Demanding local MLA be included in ‘Other Members’ of varsity Bill, Joykisan walks out House gives nod to DM University Bill

Imphal, August 03 2017: Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed the Dhanamanjuri University Bill 2017 paving the way for setting up Dhanamanjuri University under the funding of Ministry of Human Resources Development. The university is to be set up by conglomerating five colleges under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The five colleges are DM College of […]

CM mulls lifting DAA if L/O improves

Imphal, July 28 2017: The State Government would discuss whether Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 could be repealed from the State by reviewing the prevalent law and order situation. This was stated by Chief Minister N Biren in response to a query raised by Congress MLA Kh Joykisan during the discussion of a […]

Govt committed to protect indigenous people : CM

Imphal, July 28 2017: Claiming that the State’s manpower to check influx of non-local people into the State has been increased, Chief Minister N Biren has asserted that the Government is committed to protect all the indigenous people of the land. During the question hour today, MLA RK Imo asked whether the Government has taken […]

JAC warns stir over 7th Pay

Imphal, July 26 2017: The Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) has threatened to launch different forms of intense agitation if a firm stand on implementing 7th Pay Commission for the Government employees is not taken during the ongoing 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly […]

Vety Minister assures incentive for pony rearers

Imphal, July 25 2017: Veterinary and Animal Husbandry V Hangkhanlian today announced on the floor of the Manipur Legislative Assembly that the State Government would start giving incentive to pony rearers. He remarked that the rare pony species of Manipur is a pride for all the people of the State. Even though Manipuri pony helps in […]

State Govt rules out 7th Pay for now

Imphal, July 25 2017: Replying to a question raised by MLA K Ranjit during the 5th day of the ongoing 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session, 2017, Finance Minister Y Joykumar who is also the Deputy Chief Minister stated that the Government has not yet planned about the implementation of Seventh Pay or its equivalent pay for […]

House clears 4 demands of over Rs 1400 cr after heated debate ; Oppn takes fight to Treasury bench

Imphal, July 24 2017: The Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed four different demands amounting to Rs 1405.89 crore . The demands passed today were for Transport (Rs 143054000), PWD (Rs 10111789000), Fishery (Rs 335247000) and Social Welfare (Rs 3448872000) . The demands were tabled for discussion and clearance of the House by Deputy Chief Minister […]