UN praises LGBTQI initiative

News:United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has listed Manipur’s ‘khudol’(gift) among the top 10 global initiatives for an inclusive fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Facts: Khudol (gifts) is a people lead initiative implemented by Ya_All, an Imphal-based NGO. Aim: To ensure food, health and hygiene of the LGBTQI+ community, people living with HIV, daily-wage earners,… Continue reading UN praises LGBTQI initiative

Development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project in Manipur

News:The Ministry of Shipping have given approval for the development of Loktak Inland Waterways improvement project in Manipur. Facts: About the Project: The project will develop the Inland water transport connectivity in North East States and give a boost to the tourism sector. The project is approved under the Central Sector Scheme(CSS). The project will… Continue reading Development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project in Manipur

Sangai festival kicks off in Manipur

News:Recently,the ‘Manipur Sangai Festival’, the biggest tourism festival of the state has started. Facts: About Sangai festival: Sangai festival is an annual cultural festival organised by Manipur Tourism Department every year from November 21 to 30. Since 2010,the Tourism Festival has been renamed as the Sangai Festival as Sangai deer is the state animal of… Continue reading Sangai festival kicks off in Manipur

Manipur, J&K record maximum number of cases under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

News:According to the National Crime Records Data(NCRB), more than 35% cases registered under the stringent Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act (UAPA) were recorded in Manipur.Manipur was followed by Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Facts: About UAPA Act,1967: The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 is an act of parliament.It aims to curb certain unlawful activities including… Continue reading Manipur, J&K record maximum number of cases under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

School Fagadaba(Make education better)

Manipur government has launched a scheme called “School Fagadaba” (Make education better). The objective of the scheme is to ensure better infrastructure, quality education and overall improvement of government schools to make them model schools. The government will also install biometric attendance machines in government schools to ensure the presence of teachers at their posting… Continue reading School Fagadaba(Make education better)

From Japan, a museum of peace built on memories of WWII

Japan has gifted Manipur a museum of peace to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.It is one of the fiercest battles of the Second World War. The Imphal Peace Museum was inaugurated at Red Hill about 20 km southwest of Manipur’s capital Imphal.The museum is funded by the Nippon Foundation. Some 70,000… Continue reading From Japan, a museum of peace built on memories of WWII

Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Assam Rifles and National Socialist Council of Nagalim(NSCN-IM) has agreed to withdraw from two remote villages of Ukhrul in Manipur.The decision towards de-escalating the tension was taken by Nagaland based Ceasefire Monitoring Group(CFMG) and a delegation of NSCN-IM leaders. Recently,Assam Rifles had issued warning against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) for… Continue reading Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

Manipur has been under tension after Assam Rifles has issued warning against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) for allegedly setting up unauthorized camps in Ukhrul district near the India-Myanmar border. Assam Rifles has accused the NSCN-IM of gross violation of existing ceasefire ground rules.The NSCN-IM had signed a peace accord with… Continue reading Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

High Court orders release of Manipur television journalist in sedition case

The Manipur High court has ordered the release of the journalist who was arrested under the National Security Act after he made derogatory remarks against Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of state. The National Security Act was promulgated in 1980.The objective of the Act is to provide for preventive detention in certain cases… Continue reading High Court orders release of Manipur television journalist in sedition case