India: Four NPP ministers resign from BJP-led govt in Manipur

Imphal, Jun 17 (PTI) Four National People's Party (NPP) ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Y JoyKumar Singh resigned from the BJP-led government in Manipur on Wednesday.

The other three who tendered their resignation letters are Tribal and Hills Area Development Minister N Kayishii, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Letpao Haokip and Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayanta Kumar Singh.

Joykumar Singh also held the finance portfolio.

India: BJP coalition partner Dy CM of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar stripped of portfolios

Imphal, Apr 9 (PTI) Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh was stripped of his portfolios on Thursday.

The Governor of Manipur on the advice of Chief Minister N Biren Singh reallocated the portfolios, according to an order issued by chief secretary J Suresh Babu.

India: Woman raped in Manipur, one arrested

Imphal, Apr 5 (PTI) A 21-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping a woman in Manipur's Thoubal district, police said.

Based on a complaint lodged by the woman, the accused, who hails from Tripura, was arrested from Moidangpok area, Superintendent of Police S Ibomcha said.

The woman alleged that she was raped by the accused, a driver by profession, on Saturday evening, the officer said.

A case has been registered and investigation started, he added.

India: Prohibitory order clamped in Manipur's Moreh town

Imphal, Mar 14 (PTI) Prohibitory orders under section 144 Crpc was imposed in Moreh town in Manipur's Tengnoupal district after four police commandos were injured in an attack by a mob, an official said on Saturday.

The prohibitory orders in Moreh town, which is close to the Indo-Myanmar border, was issued by the District Magistrate of Tengnoupal, Mayanglangbam Rajkumar on Friday evening for one month, the official said.

Inda: Prohibitory order imposed for two months on Imphal West

Imphal, Dec 22 (PTI) The Manipur government has imposed a prohibitory order on Imphal West district for two months in view of the continued protests against the new citizenship law, an official said on Sunday.

The prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC was clamped on Imphal West on Saturday from 5.30 pm, said a statement issued by the office of District Magistrate Naorem Praveen.

India: Protests held in Manipur against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Imphal, Dec 8 (PTI) Supporting the movement, spearheaded by the Manipur People Against CAB (Manpac), protesters came out in large numbers in many areas of the city on Sunday while women vendors of a temporary market here staged a sit-in against the proposed legislation.

The women vendors of the Panthoibi temporary market at Khwairamban Keithel stopped their daily work and joined the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, a market committee official said.

India: 18-hr strike against CAB cripples life in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 19 (PTI) Normal life was crippled in Manipur on Tuesday in an 18-hour shutdown called to protest against the proposed Citizenship Ammendment Bill (CAB) which is likely to introduced in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.

The shutdown was called jointly by Manipur People Against Citizenship Ammendment Bill (MANPAC) and North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) and there was no report of any untoward incident during the strike, which ended at 6 pm Tuesday, the police said.

India: Congress seeks written assurance on Manipur's territorial integrity

Imphal, Nov 13 (PTI) The Congress has asked Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh to give a written assurance that the state's territorial integrity would be safeguarded while resolving the vexed Naga issue.

Urging people to have trust in the government, the chief minister had said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had assured state government representatives during a meeting on November 10 that all stakeholders would be consulted before inking a final accord with the Nagas.

Vigil stepped up along India-Myanmar border in Manipur

Imphal, May 8 (PTI) Vigilance has been stepped up by the Assam Rifles along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur to check possible human trafficking and illegal drug trade, an official of the paramilitary force said here Wednesday.

The locals, mostly traders travelling to the border town of Moreh, have been asked to travel with proper identity proofs, the official said.

The existing bilateral agreement allowed local residents of both the countries to travel up to 16 km from the border without travel documents.

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