More MLAs join BJP in Manipur

The BJP’s strength in the Manipur assembly rose to 28 on Friday after four more Congress MLAs and the Trinamool Congress’ lone legislator joined the ruling party. “It shows that more and more elected representatives now trust Narendra Modi’s leadership and the developmental works undertaken by him,” an upbeat Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said. […]

AE, SO suspended for negligence

Imphal, Apr 27 (DIPR): A day after the accident at the work site of the drainage and sewerage at Yaiskul Chingakham Leirak leading to grievous injury of a person, the N Biren Singh led Government today suspended two PHE officials for negligence and dereliction of duty. n an order issued by Addl Chief Secretary (PHE) […]

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 […]

100 days programme to be set in motion, programmes to be announced soon Chief Minister confident ahead of Panchayat, Lok Sabha polls

IMPHAL, Apr 25: With the BJP-led coalition Government gearing up to announce the programmes it would implement within 100 days in the next couple of days, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has asserted that the coalition would not need to go for election campaigns to win the Panchayat and Lok Sabha elections provided the coalition partners […]

PM set to lay foundation stone of Sports University soon Not all Cong MLAs want to dislodge Govt : CM

IMPHAL, Apr 24: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has categorically stated that there are Congress MLAs who do not want to dislodge the BJP-led coalition Government. Talking to The Sangai Express over telephone, the Chief Minister, who is currently participating in a NITI Ayog meeting at Delhi, maintained that not all Congress MLAs wish to dislodge […]

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 […]

Yes sir, yes sir syndrome Addressing the crux

The yes sir, yes sir syndrome. In asking Government officials not to only nod ‘yes sir, yes sir,’ while interacting with their political bosses, Chief Minister N Biren is trying to send out the message that Government officials need to come out and convey what is in their mind to the political leaders. Anyone who […]

Rich tributes paid to Khongjom War heroes

Imphal, Apr 23: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren led the people of the State in paying homage to the martyrs, who laid down their lives in the Battle of Khongjom (1891) on Khongjom Day today. The Government of Manipur organised the State-level function at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching in Thoubal […]

CM refutes reports about possible collapse of Govt

IMPHAL, Apr 22: There is not a single BJP MLA who would leave the party but there is a strong possibility that some more Congress MLAs would join BJP, claimed Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren. The Chief Minister was speaking at a felicitation function of 25 members of BJP Churachandpur Mandal and 14 Councillors, Ward Members […]

Pep talk delivered on Civil Service Day Don’t just nod ‘yes sir, yes sir’ but explain : CM

IMPHAL, Apr 21: Chief Minister N Biren has categorically instructed civil servants to inform and explain to him about different works undertaken by them rather than just nodding ‘yes sir, yes sir’. The Chief Minister was speaking at the Civil Service Day observed today at the Old Secretariat conference hall today under the aegis of […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

CM for support of all to weed out corruption

IMPHAL, Apr 19: Chief Minister N Biren has said that the people play a huge role in eliminating corruption from the State and the Government alone cannot root out the evil. Speaking at Yenningthagee Eshei programme of All India Radio, Manipur, held at Chandrakirti auditorium, Palace Compound, the Chief Minister claimed that there be a […]

Beginning of the end of Cong ? Ahead of LS polls

Is this the beginning of the end of the Congress in Manipur ? This question is relevant in the backdrop of the fact that of the 28 MLAs elected in the just held Assembly election, two have already deserted the Congress and switched sides to the BJP. A tragedy it is that such a question […]

Plots to topple Govt won’t succeed : Biren

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Accusing some people of plotting to topple his Government, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has categorically stated that all such plots will end in failure. Speaking as chief guest at a public function held today at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound on Rashtriya Vistarak Yojana in connection with Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya’s centenary celebration (September […]

One more Cong MLA defects to BJP

IMPHAL, Apr 17: Even as Congress party has been demanding disqualification of MLA Th Shyamkumar, another Congress MLA Ginsuanhau has defected to rival BJP. Apart from MLA Ginsuanhau who was elected from Singngat AC, 14 Members of Chandel Autonomous District Council (ADC) including the Chairman have also joined BJP. Notably, Th Shyamkumar too was elected […]

Challenges of heading a coalition Govt Resignation drama or crisis

This is the downside of heading a coalition Government. Not exactly a crisis, but this may be the first rumble to the BJP led coalition Government and while there has been no official announcement on why he tendered his resignation from the Council of Ministers, the decision of Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar […]

Minister L Jayantakumar Singh In BJP’s Month-Old Government In Manipur Resigns Over ‘Interference’

HIGHLIGHTS: – Manipur Chief Minister is yet to accept his resignation – Sources: Jayantakumar Singh was upset over suspension of senior official – BJP-led coalition formed government in Manipur less than a month ago GUWAHATI: Within a month of taking charge as Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh and his BJP-led coalition government is facing […]

Minister L Jayantakumar Singh In BJP’s Month-Old Government In Manipur Resigns Over ‘Interference’

HIGHLIGHTS: – Manipur Chief Minister is yet to accept his resignation – Sources: Jayantakumar Singh was upset over suspension of senior official – BJP-led coalition formed government in Manipur less than a month ago GUWAHATI: Within a month of taking charge as Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh and his BJP-led coalition government is facing […]

Some points for the CM to digest Learn from the past follies

Reaching out to the Nagas. Maybe this is due to political compulsion in the face of the fact that the BJP needs to rely on the support of the four NPF MLAs to remain in power, or more importantly it could be due to some hard lessons learnt from the previous Congress Government. Whatever the […]