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    UCM must restrain from inciting its own people: NSCN (I-M)

    National Socialist Council of Nagalim or the NSCN (I-M) has asked the United Committee Manipur (UCM) to restrain itself from inciting its own people and asserted that its ceasefire with the Government of India covers all Naga territories. NSCN (I-M) in a statement issued by its MIP on Wednesday said that amidst the worldwide battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the UCM has fired a...

    • 4 days ago
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    Naga civil bodies call off economic blockade

    Naga civil bodies have called off its proposed economic blockade along National Highway 2 which was to come into effect from Wednesday evening. The decision comes after an agreement was reached between the state government and the Naga civil bodies that the state government will soon set up an enquiry committee against the former deputy commissioner of Senapati district Somorjit Salam for violating...

    • 5 days ago
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    Manipur records highest single day COVID-19 spike with 16 cases; testing to be increased to 1,500 daily

    Manipur recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the total confirmed cases in the state to 25 and 23 active cases. Of the total 16 cases, 15 cases are from Churachandpur district who had returned from Chennai and Guwahati. The remaining one is from Khabeisoi, Imphal East district and had returned from Delhi. One of the patients is a...

    • 5 days ago
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    Delhi student returnees irked by mismanagement of quarantine centres

    A group of students who returned to Manipur from Delhi by a private bus on Tuesday urged the state government to properly supervise the management of quarantine centres so that all the returnees do not have to undergo the ordeal they faced after arriving in the state. These students reached Imphal on Monday. Talking to Imphal Free Press, one of the students who identified...

    • 5 days ago
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    Ensure no migrant worker walks on roads or railway tracks to reach destination: MHA

    In a communiqué forwarded to states, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has stated that all district authorities must ensure that no migrant worker has to resort to walking on roads or railway tracks to reach his/her destination. The states may request Ministry of Railways for running trains, as per requirement. MHA has noted that fear of COVID-19...

    • 6 days ago
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    Migrant workers handed Rs 1,000 each before leaving Manipur

    The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Tuesday provided financial assistance to 25 migrant workers in the state who were departing from the state at Awang BOC. General secretaries of MPCC Devabrata and Hreshwar handed over Rs 1,000 each to the migrant workers who will be heading to Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and Bihar. Briefing the migrant workers before their departure,...

    • 6 days ago
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    Manipur government identifies 130 quarantine centres to accommodate 7,000 inmates

    The Manipur health directorate has identified 130 institutional or government quarantine centres that can accommodate around 7,000 inmates. As per information received from the directorate, 33 institutional quarantine centres which have the capacity of 2,000 people are effectively functioning. The state government has also identified 130 such quarantine centres in...

    • 6 days ago
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    Manipur government orders mandatory thermal screening of all workers entering and exiting work places

    The state government has announced total curfew in Imphal City and all other district headquarters with immediate effect till May 31. In respect of all other areas, the curfew shall be enforced from 6 pm to 6 am. A fresh Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been issued for social distancing at offices, workplace, factories and establishments....

    • 6 days ago
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    Drug lord Lhukhosei Zou trial to continue amid lockdown

    Special judge of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND & PS) court, Aribam Noutuneshwari has summoned one Dr. Varneikhup Chiru, senior resident surgeon of JNIMS for examination regarding the high profile case of drug kingpin Lhukhosei Zou, who is to appear before the court on May 21. The judge in the past bail hearing plea to release Lhukhosei Zou on May 15 had asked the state...

    • 6 days ago
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    Coronavirus cases in Manipur rise to nine as two more returnees test positive

    Two more returnees in Manipur tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the number of active cases to seven and confirmed cases in the state to nine, the state health department said. The two new cases, a 64-year-old mother and her 23-year-old daughter, returned from New Delhi. The samples of the two were tested at RIMS laboratory in Imphal. The results received...

    • 6 days ago

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