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The sero-surveillance in four districts of Manipur will continue till December 19.(/HT PHOTO)

Sero-surveillance study on Covid-19 begins in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Manipur’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 25,000 mark with 135 fresh cases on Monday
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The casualties were in the age group of 30 to 90 years and included a woman.(HT FILE)
The casualties were in the age group of 30 to 90 years and included a woman.(HT FILE)

Covid-19 death toll in Manipur reaches 273 with 10 casualties

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:08 AM IST
Manipur’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 24,910 while the numbers of active cases is 3,236.
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Though hospitals, nursing home, clinics, dispensaries and all chemists and pharmacies shall be exempt from curfew restrictions, it said that social and customary ceremonies shall be organised for family only and in case some other persons are required to attend the ceremony/function, the size of the gathering shall be restricted to 20 or less persons. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Though hospitals, nursing home, clinics, dispensaries and all chemists and pharmacies shall be exempt from curfew restrictions, it said that social and customary ceremonies shall be organised for family only and in case some other persons are required to attend the ceremony/function, the size of the gathering shall be restricted to 20 or less persons. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Manipur imposes night curfew till December 31 to check Covid spread

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:26 PM IST
Movement of essential services, good trucks and officials on duty shall be exempted.
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Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be leaving for Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be leaving for Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Army Chief Naravane in Nagaland as part of 3-day visit to eastern command

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The army chief reviewed operational preparedness along the Northern borders as well as operations in hinterland of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said he is fine after he tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI Photo)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said he is fine after he tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI Photo)

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for Covid-19

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:02 PM IST
On Saturday, five men succumbed to Covid-19 at four health care centres in Manipur.
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Bypolls over, surveillance teams to identify cases in Manipur constituencies

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has said surveillance teams would be sent to assembly constituencies where voting was held to identify those showing symptoms of Covid-so that testing can be done
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By-polls were held in five Assembly constituencies, including Lilong, Wangjing Tentha and Saitu, in the state on November 7.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
By-polls were held in five Assembly constituencies, including Lilong, Wangjing Tentha and Saitu, in the state on November 7.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

BJP candidate wins Singhat in Manipur by-polls

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:48 AM IST
According to the data from the ECI, BJP candidate Ginsuanhau has been declared the winner from Singhat.
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Manipur assembly speaker Y Khemchand Singh (right) administering oath to MLA M Rameshwar (left) in state legislative assembly in Imphal on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Manipur assembly speaker Y Khemchand Singh (right) administering oath to MLA M Rameshwar (left) in state legislative assembly in Imphal on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

BJP member sworn in as MLA in Manipur after HC rejects Cong member’s election

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Mayanglangbam Rameshwar took oath after he was named as the elected member of Kakching Assembly Constituency.
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Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines being kept for distribution to polling officials at a distribution centre on the eve of the State Assembly Election in Bishnupur district, some 46km from Imphal, Manipur.(AFP File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines being kept for distribution to polling officials at a distribution centre on the eve of the State Assembly Election in Bishnupur district, some 46km from Imphal, Manipur.(AFP File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

Manipur bypolls: Polling underway in four assembly seats

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 10:18 AM IST
More than 1.35 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 203 polling stations in the by-elections to Lilong and Wangjing-Tentha seats in Thoubal district, Saitu in Kangpokpi and Wangoi in Imphal West, he said.
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Gyanendro Ningombam
Gyanendro Ningombam

Manipur’s Gyanendro becomes 1st president of Hockey India from Northeast

By Sobhapati Samom | Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:17 PM IST
According to sources from Hockey India, the Governing Body for Hockey held its 10th Hockey India Congress & Elections on Friday in New Delhi where the newly elected President and Senior Vice President officially took charge of their duties.
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ATSUM had planned a 48-hr bandh beginning November 5.(Representational Image)
ATSUM had planned a 48-hr bandh beginning November 5.(Representational Image)

Manipur student body’s proposed 48-hour inter-state bandh deferred again

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 11:36 AM IST
The students’ body deferred bandh following a successful meeting with the government
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A girl buys surgical masks which are in high demand due to Covid-19 situation in Imphal.(AP)
A girl buys surgical masks which are in high demand due to Covid-19 situation in Imphal.(AP)

Manipur issues new Covid-19 guidelines

By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The new guidelines seek to ensure Covid-19 appropriate behaviour at neighbourhood, village and community levels, and various enforcement committees such as state, assembly, district and local levels that are being set up to create awareness about the contagion.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Manipur student body’s proposed 48-hour inter-state bandh deferred for 10 days

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:41 PM IST
This move came after a written assurance that the state government is ready for considering the demand for timely conduct of the ADC polls without further extension.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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
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Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Manipur shut its OPDs, casualty department and new admissions for three days.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Manipur shut its OPDs, casualty department and new admissions for three days.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Manipur hospital shuts down OPDs, admissions after staffers contract Covid-19

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 11:02 PM IST
During the shutdown of JNIMS, authorities will carry out sanitization, fumigation and contact tracing/testing of all health care professionals in concerned wards, hostels, casualty and operation theatres.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan times, Imphal
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.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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The earthquake hit 17 kilometers west of Bishnupur at a depth of 36 kilometers, the NCS said.(File photo for representation)
The earthquake hit 17 kilometers west of Bishnupur at a depth of 36 kilometers, the NCS said.(File photo for representation)

Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude hits Bishnupur in Manipur

By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh | Bishnupur
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:11 AM IST
An earthquake of 3.5 magnitude hit Manipur’s Bishnupur on Wednesday at 9.05 pm, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
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Tamenglong forest skyline in Manipur covered with groups of Amur falcons arriving for their annual inter-continental journey.(HT Photo)
Tamenglong forest skyline in Manipur covered with groups of Amur falcons arriving for their annual inter-continental journey.(HT Photo)

Amur falcons, the longest flying migratory birds, begin to arrive in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Two of the five Amur falcons, radio-tagged in Manipur last year, have been traced in China in early October this year.
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Manipur government has also provided incentives to six tourism operators in these difficult times.(PTI Photo)
Manipur government has also provided incentives to six tourism operators in these difficult times.(PTI Photo)

Manipur has a tourism revival plan, it is spread over 60 constituencies

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 01:46 PM IST
The state is also trying to promote homestays since they are being preferred by tourists.
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The All Manipur Students Union said a government order allowing private schools to collect 30% of monthly fees from students for the lockdown period was illogical.(Representative Image/AFP)
The All Manipur Students Union said a government order allowing private schools to collect 30% of monthly fees from students for the lockdown period was illogical.(Representative Image/AFP)

Manipur students’ body asks private schools not to collect 30% fees for lockdown period

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The All Manipur Students Union appealed to private schools not to collect the fees until an amicable solution is found about the issue involving all stakeholders.
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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

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
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.
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There were no reports of injuries or damage to the property as a result of the quake.
There were no reports of injuries or damage to the property as a result of the quake.

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude rocks Manipur’s Ukhrul

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Ukhrul
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 05:59 AM IST
The tremor occurred at 3:32 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, reported the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
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New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora at a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI)
New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora at a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI)

EC announces by-elections to 3 Manipur constituencies, voting to be held on November 7

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Announcing the schedule for the polls, EC has stated that the decision to hold polls in these Manipur constituencies has been taken after considering factors like local festivals, weather conditions, movement of forces and the coronavirus disease outbreak.
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Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Central Parliamentary Board met on Sunday under the leadership of party chief Chirag Paswan.(ANI PHOTO.)
Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Central Parliamentary Board met on Sunday under the leadership of party chief Chirag Paswan.(ANI PHOTO.)

Lok Janshakti Party to contest Bihar assembly polls alone

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The party has earlier hinted at following the Manipur model in Bihar, where the party contested the 2017 assembly election alone and later its only MLA had joined the BJP government.
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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh recently reshuffled his cabinet.(PTI Photo)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh recently reshuffled his cabinet.(PTI Photo)

Manipur urges poll panel to hold simultaneous bypolls on all 13 vacant seats

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The joint chief electoral officer of Manipur said that pending court cases could be the reason behind the Election Commission of India leaving out most of the vacant assembly seats from bypolls.
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Detailed SOPs will be released by concerned government departments to govern the reopening of different institutions.(ANI Photo)
Detailed SOPs will be released by concerned government departments to govern the reopening of different institutions.(ANI Photo)

Manipur Unlock 2: Reopening of schools, colleges, cinemas, entertainment parks allowed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The guidelines also permit business to business (B2B) exhibitions and reopening of all financial institutes.
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A health worker in Jhargaon, Guwahati (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A health worker in Jhargaon, Guwahati (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Manipur to discharge asymptomatic Covid-19 patients after ten days and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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