Free Press Journal
  • Manipur: Man lynched on suspicion of stealing vehicles, 5 arrested

    Imphal: A man has been allegedly lynched in Imphal West district of Manipur on suspicion of stealing vehicles, a senior police officer said. Five persons have been arrested in the matter, he said. Two associates of the victim managed to escape from the scene, the officer said. The incident took place at Thouroijam Awang Leikai area on Thursday, Imphal West Superintendent of Police (SP) Jogeshchandra Haobijam said. Along with four persons, suspected to be involved in

  • Suspected vehicle thief lynched in Manipur

    Imphal: Villagers lynched a suspected motor vehicle thief in Manipur, sparking fears of Hindu-Muslim tensions, police said on Friday. Farooq Khan of Thoubal district was beaten to death by villagers of Tharoijam in Imphal district on Thursday. Muslim organisations are demanding a thorough probe by the government, contending that the victim was innocent. Police say they have taken steps to ensure the crime does not have a communal spillover.

  • Assam NRC List: Manipur constitutes committees to monitor influx of immigrants

    Imphal (Manipur): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday said that the state government has constituted two separate committees, state and district level, to monitor the entry of “illegal immigrants” in the state, post publication of the final draft of NRC in Assam.

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    Manipur encounters: Human right violations can’t be tolerated, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court today directed the CBI to file final reports in four cases of alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur by July 27, saying violation of human rights cannot be tolerated. The apex court said what had happened in Manipur appeared to be “widespread” and the issue must be given “far more importance” as people have lost their lives.

  • Zero-to-hero is my favourite genre: Filmmaker Omung Kumar

    Mumbai: “Mary Kom” director Omung Kumar, who is re-exploring Manipur for “Yubi Lakpi” a traditional game styled on rugby — says he is most interested in narratives about common people whose life goes through unusual incidents, thereby taking their story from nowhere to the pinnacle of success.

  • Manipur BJP leader held with drugs worth Rs 27 crore

    Imphal (Manipur): The Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) arrested seven people including Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Chairman of an autonomous district council  in Chandel district, Lutkhosei Zou, with drugs valued at over Rs 27 crore on Wednesday.

  • Assam flood situation worsens, death toll reaches 20: District Disaster Management Authority

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as the flood-related incidents claimed six more lives in the state, taking the death toll to 20. The devastating floods, heavy rains and landslides have created havoc in several north-eastern states in the past week, claiming many lives in Assam, Tripura and Manipur.

  • Heavy rain, thunderstorms very likely in several states, says IMD

    New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning of heavy rain and thunderstorm in several parts of the country. According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

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    Grabbing power through unethical means BJP’s new policy: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Accusing the BJP of adopting unethical means to grab power, its estranged ally Shiv Sena today questioned why the party had a different sets of rules while forming governments in Goa, Manipur and Karnataka. The Sena claimed that although BJP chief Amit Shah had inadvertently called B S Yeddyurappa “most corrupt”, the party faced the “ignominy” of making him the chief minister of Karnataka once again.

  • North-East can be new engine for India’s growth: PM Narendra Modi

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dubbed the northeast the new engine for India’s development and said the country’s growth story will remain incomplete till the east comes at par with the west. Modi laid stress on infrastructure development in the region and said in 2014 Manipur had 1,200 km of declared length of the national highways.

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    North-East rejection and Rahul Gandhi

    Yet again the Congress has been outsmarted and out-manoeuvred. It has been pipped to the post of chief ministership in Meghalaya despite its emerging as the single largest party. The story of Manipur and Goa is being repeated all over again. Rushing senior leaders like Ahmad Patel and Kamal Nath to Shillong to ward off just such an eventuality has obviously not paid off. The BJP got but only two seats, but

  • Get back Nirav while returning from your trips: Rahul to PM

    Mendipathar : Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi “when he returns from his foreign trips”.

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    Manipur killings: SC asks why FIRs against victims

    A division bench of Justices M.B. Lokur and Justice U.U. Lalit said it was “not satisfied” with the progress made by the SIT of the CBI in the investigation.

  • CARDIAC CARELESSNESS, ADMITS GOVT REPORT

    New Delhi  : At a time when the government is pushing for a health care plan for Rs 50 crore, a shocking report has come out from Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think-tank, on as many as 16 state and union territories not having any functional cardiac care units (CCUs) in the government hospitals in any districts except the medical college.

  • Sarjubala, Sonia and Sarita bag gold medals

    Rohtak : Former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (48kg), representing Manipur, claimed the gold as well as the best boxer trophy even as the Railways Sports Promotion Board emerged overall champions in the National Women’s Boxing Championships here on Friday.