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With 751 recoveries, Manipur’s Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 97.16%

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:53 AM IST
A total of 86 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in the state
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Assistant Sub-Inspector Binoy Meetei was part of a NDRF team to fight the Dzukou Valley wildfire.(HT PHOTO)
Assistant Sub-Inspector Binoy Meetei was part of a NDRF team to fight the Dzukou Valley wildfire.(HT PHOTO)

NDRF personnel deployed in firefighting operation at Dzukou Valley found dead

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Manipur Police said the cause of death is not yet known.
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The disease has been detected in the Salungpham area in Thoubal district and Nongmaiching Chingkhong(Wakha) area in Imphal East district. (File photo Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
The disease has been detected in the Salungpham area in Thoubal district and Nongmaiching Chingkhong(Wakha) area in Imphal East district. (File photo Sanjeev Sharma/HT)

African swine fever reported in Manipur, illegal import of pigs blamed

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Last year, the African swine fever killed many pigs in Assam, subsequently the import of the animal was prohibited in Manipur.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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
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The Act is in force in the state since 1980 and has been extended from time to time.(ANI Photo?Representational)
The Act is in force in the state since 1980 and has been extended from time to time.(ANI Photo?Representational)

Disturbed Area’ status extended for one year in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:01 PM IST
In August 2004, AFSPA was lifted from seven assembly segments of Imphal municipal areas following massive public protests.
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The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)

Dzukou valley wildfire spreads to Manipur, Amit Shah assures all help

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The Manipur government has requested the National Disaster Response Force to provide assistance in containing the situation and had also requisitioned the Army and the Assam Rifles to assist firefighters in extinguishing the wildfire.
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The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)

Massive forest fire in Dzukou Valley now spreads to Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The forest fire that began on the Nagaland side on Tuesday, spread to Manipur on Thursday morning.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI)

Amit Shah hails ILP as Modi’s ‘biggest gift’ to Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:21 AM IST
The Inner Line Permit (ILP) is an official travel document issued by the state government to allow inward travel of citizens of other states visiting Manipur for a specific duration.
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Newly-elected independent MLA Y Antas Khan in the recently held by-polls in the northeastern state has extended support to the BJP-led coalition government.(HT PHOTO.)
Newly-elected independent MLA Y Antas Khan in the recently held by-polls in the northeastern state has extended support to the BJP-led coalition government.(HT PHOTO.)

Day before Amit Shah’s visit, Manipur’s Independent MLA extends support to BJP-led govt

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:07 AM IST
Independent MLA Antas Khan defeated his nearest rival and former minister Md Abdul Nasir by a margin of 3078 votes to win the Lilong assembly constituency under Thoubal district in the November by-polls.
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Union home minister Amit Shah during a rally.(ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah during a rally.(ANI)

Ahead of Amit Shah’s visit to Manipur, a look at ILP system

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Outsiders, including people from other states of the country, need to take permission to visit states that come under the ILP regime. The objective of the ILP system is to prevent settlement of other Indian nationals in the states that come under it so as to protect the indigenous population in terms of land, jobs, and other facilities.
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Union home minister Amit Shah listens to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on the new farm laws at a public gathering in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah listens to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on the new farm laws at a public gathering in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Amit Shah to start 2-day visit to Assam, Manipur tomorrow

By hindustatimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Amit Shah is also scheduled to hold a meeting with party leaders and review the election preparation ahead of the assembly polls scheduled to be held next year in Assam.
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Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Manipur on December 27.(PTI photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Manipur on December 27.(PTI photo)

Manipur to honour Amit Shah for Inner Line Permit regime on December 27

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 08:17 AM IST
ILP is issued to grant inward travel permission to an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period and it was formally introduced in the state on January 1, 2020.
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IMA Manipur has advised elders over 60 yrs with comorbidities, pregnant women and children under 10 years to stay at home.(HT photo)
IMA Manipur has advised elders over 60 yrs with comorbidities, pregnant women and children under 10 years to stay at home.(HT photo)

IMA Manipur warns against large gatherings after night curfew relaxed for Christmas, New Year

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:06 PM IST
In Manipur, the night curfew shall be imposed from 12 am to 4am on the intervening nights of 23rd and 24th December, 24th and 25th December and 31st December and 1st January.
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As of Monday, 511,874 people had been screened at various entry points into the state, while 466,931 individuals were tested for the disease.(HT Photo)
As of Monday, 511,874 people had been screened at various entry points into the state, while 466,931 individuals were tested for the disease.(HT Photo)

133 new recoveries in Manipur, no fresh deaths recorded

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Of the 25,779 total recovered cases, 22,626 are from the general population while the remaining 3,153 are Central security personnel
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According to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Manipuri martial art is called Thang-Ta (sword and spear). It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship. (Photo@KirenRijiju)
According to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Manipuri martial art is called Thang-Ta (sword and spear). It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship. (Photo@KirenRijiju)

Manipur’s martial art form ‘Thang-Ta’ to feature at Khelo India 2021

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Gatka from Punjab, Kalaripayattu of Kerala and Mallakhamba, a well-known sport played in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra will also be part of the Games.
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The film is an index of how polo players and ponies are leading pathetic lives in the birthplace of polo.(A STILL FROM THE FILM ‘Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony)’.)
The film is an index of how polo players and ponies are leading pathetic lives in the birthplace of polo.(A STILL FROM THE FILM ‘Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony)’.)

Two Manipuri films selected for Indian Panorama of IFFI 2020

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:31 PM IST
The 90 minute ‘Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony)’ was among 20 feature films selected from a wide pool of 183 contemporary Indian films by a jury of 12 members headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter John Mathew Matthan.
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ERSS, which seeks to enable a pan-India, single, internationally recognized number ‘112’ based emergency response mechanism was inaugurated by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.(Image via Twitter)
ERSS, which seeks to enable a pan-India, single, internationally recognized number ‘112’ based emergency response mechanism was inaugurated by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.(Image via Twitter)

Emergency response support system launched in Manipur

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Imphal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:02 AM IST
ERSS, which seeks to enable a pan-India, single, internationally recognized number ‘112’ based emergency response mechanism was inaugurated by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh was present during the launch of Emergency Response Support System in the state.(PTI Photo)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh was present during the launch of Emergency Response Support System in the state.(PTI Photo)

Dial 112 for help: Manipur 31st state to implement emergency response system

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Manipur chief minister Biren Singh said that the new system will be effective in helping people at the time of an emergency and save lives and properties.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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The image shows the cop with the elderly woman.(Twitter/@mainpuripolice)
The image shows the cop with the elderly woman.(Twitter/@mainpuripolice)

Manipur cop buys shoes for elderly woman walking barefoot, wins love

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:32 PM IST
A post was shared on the official Twitter account of Mainpuri Police detailing the event.
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Representational Image.(HT file)
Representational Image.(HT file)

Cases drop, Manipur to discontinue Covid testing of passengers flying into state

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Thermal screening to get more vigorous with more screening counters at Imphal airport
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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a 100-bedded ‘dedicated Covid block’ at the state run Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal.(Image via Twitter)
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a 100-bedded ‘dedicated Covid block’ at the state run Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal.(Image via Twitter)

Manipur CM inaugurates 100-bed ‘dedicated Covid block’ at JNIMS in Imphal

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Imphal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:11 AM IST
This comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases in the state. According to the Union Health Ministry’s data, there are 2,970 active cases in Manipur.
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N Biren Singh cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to assuage farmers’ concerns over the MSP regime. )(PTI Photo)
N Biren Singh cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to assuage farmers’ concerns over the MSP regime. )(PTI Photo)

Manipur CM speaks in support of farm laws, opposes any rollback

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Manipur CM also claimed that the BJP-led government in the state was trying to remove middlemen from farmers’ transactions. He uploaded a a video on his official FB page on the issue.
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Manipur has a total of 2,759 Covid beds. (Photo@NBirenSingh)
Manipur has a total of 2,759 Covid beds. (Photo@NBirenSingh)

Manipur CM Biren Singh inaugurates 100-bed Covid centre

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Speaking on the occasion, CM Biren, who is a Covid survivor, urged professionals in the medical field to work with dedication in curbing the pandemic.
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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh hands over loans to women vendors in Imphal on Monday.(Sourced)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh hands over loans to women vendors in Imphal on Monday.(Sourced)

Manipur ranks first in N-E states in implementing PM-SVANidhi

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Biren Singh-led council of ministers disbursed loans to another 3,362 vendors in a function organised by Manipur Urban Development Agency at chief minister’s Secretariat
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Nongpok Sekmai police station was established on April 8, 2015.(Sourced)
Nongpok Sekmai police station was established on April 8, 2015.(Sourced)

Manipur’s Nongpok Sekmai police station bags award for being India’s best

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Earlier, Manipur’s Nambol and Imphal West city police stations were declared the best in 2018 and 2019
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The rankings are based on a survey carried out by the Union home ministry (ANI)
The rankings are based on a survey carried out by the Union home ministry (ANI)

Government announces list of 10 best performing police stations in India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:46 PM IST
The top 10 police stations were selected from a total of 16,671 police stations on certain parameters, the release said
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The CM emphasised on the need for timely diagnosis and hospitalisation for effective treatment and prevention of the casualties. (Photo @NBirenSingh)
The CM emphasised on the need for timely diagnosis and hospitalisation for effective treatment and prevention of the casualties. (Photo @NBirenSingh)

‘Danger still out there’: Covid-19 survivor Manipur CM Biren Singh warns

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:45 PM IST
On Tuesday, the Maniour CM N Biren Singh attended a review meeting on Covid-19.
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