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Moirangthem Loiya: The 47-year-old who has transformed 300 acres of barren land into forest in Manipur
India

Moirangthem Loiya: The 47-year-old who has transformed 300 acres of barren land into forest in Manipur

Moirangthem Loiya began planting trees on the outskirts of Imphal town in the Langol Hill range about 20 years ago. The 300-acre forest now contains more than 100 plant species, including approximately 25 varieties of bamboo species, as well as barking deers, porcupines, and snakes

Manipur HC declares Naga Peoples Front's MP election null and void; BJP candidate to represent constituency
India

Manipur HC declares Naga Peoples Front's MP election null and void; BJP candidate to represent constituency

The High Court was hearing the petition filed by Bhartiya Janata Party's Haulim Shokopao Mate, who finished second in the 2019 general elections, claiming that the MP from the constituency, Lorho S Pfoze's affidavit for the poll had defects

Earthquake: Tremors shake India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan; devastation in Manipur
World

Earthquake: Tremors shake India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan; devastation in Manipur

A series of earthquakes hit several parts of the world including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan and Manipur in India on Friday

Eye on revenue, Manipur to partially lift ban on liquor
India

Eye on revenue, Manipur to partially lift ban on liquor

A massive public movement had led the state government to enact prohibition through the Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act 1991

Manipur: Prisoners run away from jail, caught and lynched by mob
India

Manipur: Prisoners run away from jail, caught and lynched by mob

Six prisoners escaped from the Jowai jail on Saturday after they overpowered the jail staff, and five of them reached Shangpung village on Sunday where they were identified and attacked by the people

'Is it constitutional?' asks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on JD(U)'s Manipur setback
Politics

'Is it constitutional?' asks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on JD(U)'s Manipur setback

Five JD(U) MLAs joined the ruling BJP in Manipur on Friday. JD(U) had won six of the 38 constituencies it had contested in the assembly elections held in March

‘Incredible feeling, I will try to win medal in Paris’: teenage Judoka Linthoi Chanambam after gold at Cadet World Champ
Sports

‘Incredible feeling, I will try to win medal in Paris’: teenage Judoka Linthoi Chanambam after gold at Cadet World Champ

Linthoi Chanambam, the Manipuri judoka, scripted history by defeating Brazilian Bianca Reis in the women's 57kg category event. She said, used to beat up boys while growing up and her parents had to take the injured boys to nearby hospital.

Manipur: Seven armed militants arrested ahead of Independence Day
India

Manipur: Seven armed militants arrested ahead of Independence Day

The Assam Rifles had received inputs about a plot to target government installations and security forces with explosives during the Independence Day celebrations

Kuki-Meitei conflict in Manipur: What ails the ‘Bejewelled Land’?
India

Kuki-Meitei conflict in Manipur: What ails the ‘Bejewelled Land’?

Accounting for 47% of the insurgency-related violence in the North East, Manipur is today caught in a cycle of insurgency, ethnic strife and intra-state dissonance

Manipur: Mobile internet suspended, prohibitory orders imposed amid indefinite economic blockade on 2 national highways
India

Manipur: Mobile internet suspended, prohibitory orders imposed amid indefinite economic blockade on 2 national highways

The ATSUM has been pressing for tabling of the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the monsoon session of the assembly for greater financial and administrative autonomy of the hill region in order to ensure development at par with the valley areas of the state

Manipur: Mobile internet suspended for five days, according to official orders
India

Manipur: Mobile internet suspended for five days, according to official orders

According to the order issued by Special Secretary (Home) H Gyan Prakash on Saturday, some anti-social elements were using social media to transmit hate speeches, inciting the passions of the public

Manipur Assembly adopts resolutions on population commission, NRC
India

Manipur Assembly adopts resolutions on population commission, NRC

Manipur, which shares border with Myanmar, has seen over 250 per cent population growth in hill areas, which have a law barring the people from other parts of the state from settling there, insinuating an influx of illegal foreign migrants

Commonwealth Games: Manipur goes wild with celebrations after Mirabai Chanu's weightlifting gold
Sports

Commonwealth Games: Manipur goes wild with celebrations after Mirabai Chanu's weightlifting gold

Residents of Nongpok Kakching in Imphal East district, Chanu's native place, were glued to the television sets on Saturday night. As her Gold was confirmed, they burst into joy.

Manipur landslide: Railways to provide contractual jobs to deceased’s kin, says CM Biren Singh
India

Manipur landslide: Railways to provide contractual jobs to deceased’s kin, says CM Biren Singh

The landslide, which took place on 30 June in Noney district, claimed the lives of 61 people

Explained: Who are the Tamils in Manipur?
India

Explained: Who are the Tamils in Manipur?

Two Tamil residents of the border town of Moreh in Manipur were killed in Myanmar's Tamu, barely three kilometres away. The daylight murder by junta-affiliated militia has brought back the thriving Tamil community of the state into the limelight

Tales of Glory | Captain Sameer Kumar Singh: He flew in the face of adversity for the security of the motherland
India

Tales of Glory | Captain Sameer Kumar Singh: He flew in the face of adversity for the security of the motherland

On 7 July 1997, exactly 25 years ago, Captain Sameer Kumar Singh, of 79 NDA and 89 Regular Course, took off in a Chetak helicopter from Dimapur on an important operational mission

Manipur landslide: At least nine from Assam killed; 12 others from the state still missing
India

Manipur landslide: At least nine from Assam killed; 12 others from the state still missing

The state government has compiled a list of 26 people from Assam present at the Tupul railway yard construction site in Noney district of neighbouring Manipur, when the landslide had occurred on 29 June

Manipur landslide: Worst incident in the history of state, says Chief Minister Biren Singh
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Manipur landslide: Worst incident in the history of state, says Chief Minister Biren Singh

The landslide hit in the wee hours of 30 June near the company location of 107 Territorial Army of the Indian Army, who were deployed near Tupul Railway Station for protection of the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal

Manipur: Second landslide hits Noney district as death toll from first rises to 25
India

Manipur: Second landslide hits Noney district as death toll from first rises to 25

The second landslide has taken place close to the first site of the landslide, said the Manipur Mountaineering and Tracking Association. More details are awaited

‘Worst incident in history of the state’: Toll in Manipur landslide rises to 24, 38 still missing
India

‘Worst incident in history of the state’: Toll in Manipur landslide rises to 24, 38 still missing

The North-East Frontier Railway CPRO said the landslide triggered by incessant rains caused damage to the Tupul station building of the ongoing Jiribam - Imphal new line project