CM harps on uniform development

Imphal, August 19 2017: Chief Minister N Biren said that the present Government is fully aware about the issues besieging the State and it has been putting in serious efforts to resolve all these issues before people resort to any agitation. However, no organisation/individual should hold the Government to ransom to fulfil any demand, he […]

Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit : Will announce Govt’s one year prog soon: CM

Imphal, August 16 2017: Hundreds of people turned up on the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit to air their grievances to Chief Minister N Biren Singh at CM’s Secretariat today. The Chief Minister attended to as many as about 350 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people from 9 am to 2:30 pm. […]

Peaceful Independence Day celebrations despite boycott call

IMPHAL, August 15: Manipur saw peaceful celebrations of the 71st Independence Day on Tuesday despite a boycott and strike called by seven insurgent groups. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh unfurled the national flag and took salute from 43 contingents in the 1st Manipur Rifles parade ground. Explaining the slew of developmental works and other people-oriented […]

CM mulls corruption free elections

Imphal, August 14 2017: Chief Minister N Biren Singh urged the general public to elect the right leaders without taking money in elections. He was speaking as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of a community hall at Luwangshangbam Maning Leikai, Imphal East district today. Reiterating that the present Government has a firm commitment to […]

PLA’s Brig Jame, 67 other militants lay down arms

Imphal, August 14 2017: Altogether 68 militants of six different UG groups including hardcore PLA leader Brigadier Jame alias Uttam laid down arms before the Government today. They were accorded a warm reception by Chief Minister N Biren at a ‘home coming ceremony’ held at 1st Bn Manipur Rifles banquet hall today. It is reported […]

The district creation headache : Conflicting interests

Roll back district creation decision. This is the United Naga Council and various Naga civil societies of Manipur. No roll back of district creation. This is the call from different CSOs of Kangpokpi district spearheaded by the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Kangpokpi. Caught in the middle is the BJP led Government. Not a comfortable position by […]

SBI doantes Rs 50 lakh to CMRF Chief GM SBI, NER calls on CM

Imphal, Aug 11 (DIPR):The Chief General Manager, SBI-NE Region PV SLN Murty called on Chief Minister N Biren Singh and held a detailed meeting for expanding banking services in the State. During the meeting held yesterday at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Murty discussed on the opening of new bank branches to expand banking coverage and […]

CM discusses with MSTC to start e-commerce projects in State

Imphal, August 10 2017: BB Singh, CMD of MSTC (Metal Scrap Trade Corporation) Ltd, a Mini Ratna Category-I PSU under Ministry of Steel, Government of India met Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the CM Secretariat today to discuss the thrust areas where MSTC’s expertise and experience would be utilised to execute various e-commerce projects […]

Being different from Cong Govt : Time to break the coteries

That the BJP led Government is trying to be different from the Congress Government of the last 15 years is clear. The question however is, different in what sense ? Is the BJP led Government going to be satisfied with only changing its approach to the various issues facing the State or is it ready […]

Similarities between Manipur and ASEAN region stressed ; CM hardsells potentials of State at Laos

Imphal, August 07 2017: Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that Manipur shares close affinity in terms of culture, customs and food habits with the ASEAN region. The Chief Minister underlined this while addressing the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership at Vientiane (Laos PDR) today. The celebration was jointly organised by ASEAN India […]

Next tripartite talks on Aug 11

Senapati, August 04 2017: The tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Central Government and the State Government on the district creation issue will be held on August 11 at Senapati headquarters . The talks will begin from 11 am. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has officially intimated the United Naga Council […]

ST status for Meiteis can be recommended after report from MSC for ST : Biren Respect elected Members: CM to bureaucrats

Imphal, August 02 2017: Chief Minister N Biren has categorically stated that bureaucratic officers who do not respect elected Members of the House nor pick up phone calls made by elected Members cannot be pardoned. During question hour today, Opposition Member N Loken today demanded reshuffling/replacement of the bureaucratic officers of Bishnupur district on the […]

State BJP leaders set to visit all ACs

Ukhrul, August 01 2017: State BJP vice president M Ashnikumar Singh who is also in charge of Ukhrul district has declared that State BJP leaders will visit in all the Assembly Constituencies of the State regularly for booth level survey on rotational basis . Briefing the media today at the BJP office at Hamleilkhong, Ashnikumar […]

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 […]

Students continue to take to streets

Imphal, July 28 2017: Students drawn from different schools and members of Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) today stormed the BJP office demanding that no outsiders should hold the reins of Government and that only the indigenous people can contest elections. Several students and KSA members were injured in the subsequent police action. At around 2 […]

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 […]

‘Centre has picked IRB for highway protection’

Imphal, July 24 2017: In response to the State Government’s proposal to set up a highway protection force to check unlawful activities along National Highways passing through Manipur, the Government of India has asked the State Government to deploy IRB along the National Highways . This was conveyed by Chief Minister N Biren during question […]

BJP walking the tight rope : Politics of coalition Govt

Not rocking the boat and taking all the coalition partners along and surely the BJP has to walk the tight rope to ensure that it does not sow the seeds of suspicion in the mind of the public and at the same time maintain its stand. This is all that more so when it comes […]

BJP resolves to safeguard territorial integrity

Imphal, July 23 2017: BJP Manipur Pradesh executive committee has adopted a resolution to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur . A meeting of the executive committee was held today at Hotel Classic Grande and it was attended by many key leaders of the party including BJP Manipur Pradesh president and MP K Bhabananda, Chief […]

Cop injured in clash with students Criminal case registered : CM

Imphal, July 22 2017: In connection with the injuries suffered by three police personnel and some students in the course of a protest agitation against transfer of Higher Secondary School teachers, a criminal case has been registered, Chief Minister N Biren who is also in charge of Home Department informed the State Assembly today . […]