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Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee's Convener Vigyan Koirala appealed to the government to take measures against harassment of minority Gorkhas in the Kangpokpi district.(AP)

Abducted person rescued, one suspected apprehended in Imphal

ANI | , Kangpokpi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:37 PM IST
49-year-old Tikaram Rizal of Kalapahar Bazar under Kangpokpi Police Station was abducted on February 16 evening at around 8 by unknown armed miscreants demanding a ransom amount of 20 lakh.
Until January 19, the closure had lasted 304 days. Nupi Keithel hosted 3, 614 license holding vendors.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo. Representative image)
Until January 19, the closure had lasted 304 days. Nupi Keithel hosted 3, 614 license holding vendors.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo. Representative image)

Covid-19: 10 months on, women running Imphal market seek to reopen shop

By Sobhapati Samom, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:39 AM IST
“The closure of the market not only affects the women vendors, but also the money lenders and product suppliers,” Bina Devi, a resident of Imphal West district, explained.
Smooth Uncaria (Uncaria laevigata) named Ningol Khoidumlei.(Photo source: Dr Kh Shamungou)
Smooth Uncaria (Uncaria laevigata) named Ningol Khoidumlei.(Photo source: Dr Kh Shamungou)

In a first, flower documented only as dried specimen in India photographed in Manipur

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:02 AM IST
The flower, identified as Smooth Uncaria (Uncaria laevigata), was photographed by Dr Kh Shamungou, an environmentalist at his courtyard garden at Nambol, 18km south of Imphal
Cold wave conditions continue in Imphal with temperatures plummeting over the last three days.(ANI/Representational/File)
Cold wave conditions continue in Imphal with temperatures plummeting over the last three days.(ANI/Representational/File)

Imphal records lowest temperature among North eastern state capitals

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Last year too, Imphal recorded the lowest temperatures among all the north east capitals on December 29.
Residents in Imphal have been witnessing chilly winds for the last two days.(HT PHOTO.)
Residents in Imphal have been witnessing chilly winds for the last two days.(HT PHOTO.)

Manipur sees cold spell with sharp dip in temperatures

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Chilly winds have been sweeping Imphal valley since the last three days after the temperature suddenly dropped in both the hill and valley districts unlike the second week of December this year.
The officer, Thounaojam Brinda, is an additional superintendent, Manipur police. (Photo Sourced)
The officer, Thounaojam Brinda, is an additional superintendent, Manipur police. (Photo Sourced)

Accused acquitted, Manipur cop returns medal awarded for busting drugs racket

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:18 AM IST
The Special Court (ND&PS) in Imphal on Thursday acquitted Lhukhosei Zou, former chairman Chandel Autonomous District Council, and six others stating that the prosecution has totally failed to prove the charges levelled against them.
Kunal, who has one limb, has shown that there just needs to be enough courage and love for the sport for overcoming all difficulties.(ANI)
Kunal, who has one limb, has shown that there just needs to be enough courage and love for the sport for overcoming all difficulties.(ANI)

Nine-year-old born with one limb plays football with undying spirit, hopes to excel in it

Imphal, Manipur | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Kunal admires Ajay Chhetri of Bengaluru FC who is from Kanglatongbi near his locality.
More than a hundred Imphal bound goods trucks remained stranded along the highway although the smaller vehicles often take roads leading to Imphal via other district routes.(HT PHOTO.)
More than a hundred Imphal bound goods trucks remained stranded along the highway although the smaller vehicles often take roads leading to Imphal via other district routes.(HT PHOTO.)

After 4-day blockade, traffic resumes along Imphal-Dimapur highway in Manipur

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:22 AM IST
On October 23 evening, the 110 km long Imphal-Mao sector of the highway was completely disconnected due to a massive landslide at Khongnem Thana due to incessant rain in the last few days.
Senapati district administration officials said they were monitoring the situation while necessary steps were being taken to address the situation.(Sourced)
Senapati district administration officials said they were monitoring the situation while necessary steps were being taken to address the situation.(Sourced)

Landslide cuts off Imphal-Dimapur Highway in Manipur

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 12:05 PM IST
There were no immediate reports of any casualties even as the main supply route for the state was cut off
A health worker collects swab sample of a villager for Covid-19 test in Manipur.(PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample of a villager for Covid-19 test in Manipur.(PTI)

‘Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, discussion is on for imposition of total lockdown’: Manipur CM

Hindustan times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The chief minister said that the government has identified the affected areas and pockets and total lockdown would be imposed in these areas to prevent further spread.
A health worker collects swab sample of a villager for Covid-19 test in Manipur.(PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample of a villager for Covid-19 test in Manipur.(PTI)

Manipur reports 5 more Covid-19 fatalities in 24 hours, death toll at 116

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 11:08 PM IST
In past 24 hours, 309 people from the general population and 13 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel were confirmed for Covid-19.
A health worker collects swab sample of a villager for Covid-19 test in Manipur.(PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample of a villager for Covid-19 test in Manipur.(PTI)

Manipur district authority adopts new strategy to tackle rising Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The deputy commissioner of Imphal West district issued an order declaring a portion of Thangmeiband assembly constituency as a Covid-19 containment zone.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh and president S Tikendra of the BJP Manipur led party leaders including MPs and ministers to felicitate the three prominent leaders and a lady social worker at the Durbar Hall of the CM’s bungalow in Imphal on Monday.(TWITTER/@NBirenSingh.)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh and president S Tikendra of the BJP Manipur led party leaders including MPs and ministers to felicitate the three prominent leaders and a lady social worker at the Durbar Hall of the CM’s bungalow in Imphal on Monday.(TWITTER/@NBirenSingh.)

Two former ministers, Congress spokesperson join BJP ahead of Manipur bypolls

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Last month, a total of 28 Congress party members and office bearers from the Singhat constituency led by its president Henkhopao alias HP Haokip joined the BJP.
A suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist in custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials in Kochi, Kerala last week (PTI Photo)
A suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist in custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials in Kochi, Kerala last week (PTI Photo)

MHA sanctions 3 additional branches of NIA at Imphal, Chennai and Ranchi

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:16 AM IST
In a press release, the NIA noted the government’s decision will help the anti-terror agency in ensuring quick response to any emergent situation in the concerned states. It further said the move will strengthen its capability in the investigation of terrorism-related cases.
A girl buys surgical masks in Imphal, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.(AP)
A girl buys surgical masks in Imphal, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.(AP)

Manipur govt issues SoP for returning air passengers

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, in an office memorandum on Saturday, said, “All passengers arriving at Imphal should apply to Deputy Commissioner of their home district for an e-pass”.
File photo: Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)
File photo: Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)

‘Northeast can become economic, political superpower’: Meghalaya CM

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:51 PM IST
CM Conrad who arrived in Imphal from New Delhi on Saturday was addressing the party workers at Wangoi assembly constituency in Manipur’s Imphal West district.
File photo: Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)
File photo: Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)

Meghalaya minister, CM Conrad Sangma’s brother tests positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:23 PM IST
James and Conrad Sangma had taken a flight from Delhi to Imphal on Saturday morning. They were tested at the airport as per the standard operating procedure (SOP) where James tested positive for Covid-19.
Gambhir’s body was spotted by the joggers who passed the area early on Thursday morning.(Image for representation)
Gambhir’s body was spotted by the joggers who passed the area early on Thursday morning.(Image for representation)

Manipur man, who reunited with family after 40 years, found dead near his village

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The man was identified as Khomdram Gambhir Singh, 72, a resident of Khumbong Mamang Leikai in Manipur’s Imphal West district.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh after inaugurating a 300-bed Covid-19 care centre in Imphal West District on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh after inaugurating a 300-bed Covid-19 care centre in Imphal West District on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Pregnant woman dies in Manipur, family claims she was turned away by 5 hospitals

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:52 AM IST
The state authorities have ordered an enquiry into the incident by constituting a two-men probe panel. The committee will submit its report within one week to the health department.
Manipur’s Additional Superintendent of Police Thounaojam Brinda was travelling with two other persons in a car during the ongoing total lockdown in the state.(https://www.facebook.com/thbrinda)
Manipur’s Additional Superintendent of Police Thounaojam Brinda was travelling with two other persons in a car during the ongoing total lockdown in the state.(https://www.facebook.com/thbrinda)

Manipur police officer who leveled allegations against CM detained for violating lockdown

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Manipur is at present under total lockdown in view of Covid-19 pandemic and only essential services are allowed to operate.
A teabag of 3Gingers tea may be brewed in boiled water for five or more minutes and the infusion served.(SOURCED.)
A teabag of 3Gingers tea may be brewed in boiled water for five or more minutes and the infusion served.(SOURCED.)

Manipur scientist brews Ginger Tea, says beverage may defend against Covid-19 infection

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:11 PM IST
3Gingers was formulated by blending, in proportion, three species of Zingiber (ginger) each of which have been used traditionally for treatment of cold, cough, flu and many other ailments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project through video conferencing on Thursday.(Pic: YouTube/Narendra Modi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project through video conferencing on Thursday.(Pic: YouTube/Narendra Modi)

‘Raksha Bandhan gift to women’: PM Modi inaugurates Manipur water supply project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 11:34 AM IST
The Manipur Water Supply project is an important component of the efforts of the state government to achieve the goal of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ by 2024.
Kumar, a 1992 batch Manipur cadre IPS, allegedly shot himself with his service weapon at his official quarter located at 1st Manipur Rifles battalion premises.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Kumar, a 1992 batch Manipur cadre IPS, allegedly shot himself with his service weapon at his official quarter located at 1st Manipur Rifles battalion premises.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Senior IPS officer from Manipur who shot himself flown to Delhi for treatment

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Kumar who was undergoing treatment in Raj Medicity, a private hospital in Imphal was flown in an air ambulance for further treatment at Delhi’s All India Institute iof Medical Sciences (AIIMS) around 4.30 pm.
Image for representation: Supporters of Congress holding a huge flag.(Reuters)
Image for representation: Supporters of Congress holding a huge flag.(Reuters)

Manipur drug smuggling case: Congress demands CBI inquiry

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and former chief minister O Ibobi Singh and Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC-I) president Moirangthem Okendro conveyed the demands during a press conference in Imphal.
File photo: A girl buys surgical masks amid Covid-19 pandemic in Imphal, Manipur.(AP)
File photo: A girl buys surgical masks amid Covid-19 pandemic in Imphal, Manipur.(AP)

Manipur launches web portal to share Covid-19 related stories

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 11:13 AM IST
“The platform will act as a source of positivity and showcase such stories that will reflect the perseverance and determination of the people of Manipur in fighting the global pandemic in the tiny state,“ Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said.
1998 Asain Games Gold Medalist in boxing and Padma Shri Awardee, Dingko Singh struggles with cancer.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
1998 Asain Games Gold Medalist in boxing and Padma Shri Awardee, Dingko Singh struggles with cancer.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

‘A very difficult one month’: Cancer-stricken Dingko Singh recovers from COVID-19, back at home in Imphal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Back at his home, but in isolation for the next fortnight, Singh spoke to PTI about the ordeal he endured, including five positive tests since his hospitalisation in the last week of May.
Gaurav Taneja gave the example of the Imphal airport, where the plane descends more steeply as compared to other airports when approaching for landing.(REUTERS)
Gaurav Taneja gave the example of the Imphal airport, where the plane descends more steeply as compared to other airports when approaching for landing.(REUTERS)

DGCA issues show cause notice to AirAsia India executive after pilot alleges safety violations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:20 PM IST
Senior DGCA officials had confirmed on June 15 itself that AirAsia India was under investigation after Taneja’s allegations.
The four NPP MLAs met Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal on Thursday and submitted a letter extending support to the government.(https://twitter.com/nheptulla/status/1276090211206742017)
The four NPP MLAs met Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal on Thursday and submitted a letter extending support to the government.(https://twitter.com/nheptulla/status/1276090211206742017)

BJP-led govt in Manipur back in saddle as 4 NPP MLAs withdraw resignations

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The three-year-old BJP-led coalition had run into a crisis on June 17 when three BJP MLAs resigned from the party and six other legislators - four from the NPP, one from Trinamool Congress and one Independent - withdrew support to the N Biren Singh’s government.
Before four the 4 NPP MLAs flew out, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said they will try to resolve the issue.(PTI File Photo)
Before four the 4 NPP MLAs flew out, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said they will try to resolve the issue.(PTI File Photo)

Amid Manipur political crisis, 4 NPP MLAs who withdrew support to BJP-led govt fly out of Imphal

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma along with Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, who is also the national president of NPP, air dashed to Imphal on a chartered flight earlier in the day to meet leaders and resolve the ongoing political crisis.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurating the project on Monday.(Twitter/@NBirenSingh)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurating the project on Monday.(Twitter/@NBirenSingh)

Only sewage treatment plant in North-East inaugurated in Manipur

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 09:15 AM IST
The Imphal Sewerage Project Phase-I with a capacity of 27 MLD was constructed with a cost of Rs 345.43 crore and was launched in 2005.
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