• Manipur villagers build 80 bamboo huts for those in quarantine
    IANS Photo   Imphal, May 13 (IANS): In a pioneering community effort, villagers in Manipur have set up over 80 huts as quarantine centres to accommodate people as thousands of stranded have started returning to the state from various parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.   According to the district administrations, the villagers without taking any financial assistance from the government have made more than 80 thatched bamboo huts in Senapati distri
  • Manipur: 1096 samples tested in COVID-19 labs till date
    Newmai News Network Imphal | May 10   Swab samples of a total of 231 individuals were tested on Sunday to take the cumulative number of samples tested for COVID-19 in Manipur to 1096 till date.   It can be mentioned here that two individuals were tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur but they got cured already from the disease in Manipur.   Meanwhile, of the 231 samples, 122 samples were tested at the VRDL of RIMS while the remaining 109 at JNIMS’s
  • Manipur’s COVID-19 Common Control Room enquires into incident
    Newmai News Network Imphal | May 10   The Manipur government’s COVID-19 Common Control Room on Sunday enquired if there is any returnee to Manipur after having had visited Guwahati Medical College and Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati in the last 21 days. If so, the Common Control Room for COVIS-19 in Manipur requested them to contact the control room immediately.   This step has been taken up as part of search for contacts of two individuals – a post g
  • Manipur sends buses to transport people stranded in Guwahati  
    Newmai News Network Imphal | April 29   The Manipur government on Wednesday sent buses to transport natives of Manipur currently stranded in Guwahati while on their way back home since the country-wide COVID-19 lockdown.   According an official report, as many as 84 Manipur natives including students and pilgrims are stranded at Manipur Bhavan in Guwahati after the Centre imposed the lockdown.   Four buses left Imphal for Guwahati early Wednesday
  • Now Manipur is corona-free, says State's health Dept
    Manipur became second state in India after Goa to be coronavirus free as the second and last patient was discharged from the hospital, health officials said on Wednesday night. (Reuters File Photo)     Imphal/Guwahati, April 23 (IANS): Manipur became second state in India after Goa to be coronavirus free as the second and last patient was discharged from the hospital, health officials said on Wednesday night. Manipur Health and Family Welfare Department's
  • Legal action to be initiated against those who airlifted betel leaves to Imphal  
    In this photo shared on social media, several packages of betel leaves are seen at Imphal Airport. Newmai News Network Imphal | April 6 Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has assured the people of the State that action will be initiated as per legal procedures against those who have transported betel leaves through "air cargo at this hour of grief" due to the spread of COVID-19.   According to reports, on Sunday two aircraft landed in the Imphal international ai
  • Manipur: Girls help needy people in Imphal localities
    A group of girls distributing goods freeo each household at a locality in Imphal East district facing hardship due to COVID-19 lockdown on April 5. (NNN Photo)   Newmai News Network Imphal | April 5    Politicians and social workers, civil society organisations, NGOs and groups of individuals continued to distribute essential commodities free of cost in Imphal localities.   An encouraging one among them is witnessed when local girls in various loc
  • Manipur woman tests corona positive, first in NE India
    Fake blood is seen in test tubes labelled with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 17. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)   Imphal, March 24 (IANS) Manipur reported its first case of coronavirus as a 23-year-old woman who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive, making it the first case in the northeast, an official said on Tuesday. According to the officials of Manipur's Health and Family Welfare Department, the woman is
  • Security beefs up in Manipur ahead of R-Day  
    In view of upcoming Republic Day celebration, police are seen verifying people during a cordon and search operation in Imphal on January 20 (NNN Photo)     Newmai News Network mphal | January 20   Cordon and search operations were conducted at several places in the valley areas of Manipur on Monday as part of enhancing security measure in view of the upcoming Republic Day celebration.   Police sources said that as many as eight "suspects" incl
  • 6 cops injured in Imphal blast
    The site of the blast is seen in this photo shared on social media.    Imphal, November 5 (IANS): Six policemen were injured when suspected militants triggered a powerful blast in the Manipur capital here on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place at Thengal Bazar area of Imphal. The police had already detected the bomb and were waiting for the bomb disposal squad when the IED went off," an officer said. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh visite
  • Violent incidents in Northeast: Manipur tops chart in 2018, says MHA report
    Sikkim only state free from incidents related to armed conflicts in NE   NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 3 (IANS): Manipur has been the most violent state in 2018, accounting for 50 per cent of the total incidents reported across the Northeastern region last year, when the number of insurgency and civilian deaths was recorded as being lowest in the past 14 years, as per a Union Home Ministry report. A total of 127 violent incidents were reported in Manipur in 2018, while the number
  • 'Manipur govt in exile' in UK: Manipur’s Titular King denies statement
    A screengrab from a video message by Leishemba Sanajaoba where he reportedly stated that he first heard about the news about ‘Manipur Government in exile’ in London when he returned after attending a local function. He said in the message that he was “totally shocked” to hear the development (Screengrab/Facebook)   Morung Express News Dimapur | October 30   A day after two dissident leaders from state announced the launch of the 'Manipur Government in ex
  • Death of Minor in Manipur: JAC sets Oct 13 deadline to hand over case to CBI
    Newmai News Network Imphal | October 10   Manipur government was on Thursday given three days to hand over the case of the suspicious death of N Babysana to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).   Twelve-year-old N Babysana, a student of Class VII in Standard Roberth Higher Secondary in Imphal’s Canchipur was found dead in her hostel dormitory on July 18 morning.   The Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed in connection with the death of the stu
  • Manipur: Come Saturday, no school bag day for Class 1 to 8 students
    Newmai News Network Imphal | September 4   The Manipur government has declared "No school bag day" on Saturdays in all categories of schools in the state from Class I to Class VIII. The "No school bag day" will be enforced in all categories of schools including government, government aided and unaided/private schools. Students studying in Class 1 to VIII need not carry their bags and books to the schools on every Saturday under the programme. This notificat