North eastern states; Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and others, reported 1,020 sq feet, forest loss. Published by India's State of Forest Report 2021, of all the 8 North eastern states, Manipur reported largest loss in forest cover with 249 sq feet. Notably, the loss in forest cover to shifting cultivation. In addition, as per report, India's forest cover is 7,13,789 sq feet, 21.71% region of India's geographical… read-more
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The Election Commission announced the Assembly Election Schedule for five states, on January 8. In Punjab, Uttarkhand, and Goa, the voting will begin on February 14 and will end on the same date. In UP, the voting will start on February 10 and will end on March 7. The voting in Manipur will start on February 27 and end on March 3. The counting will begin on March 10.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for 29 development projects, on January 6, in Manipur. Shah launched projects worth Rs 2,450 crores, through virtual meeting, held at Delhi office. "Be it mountains, valleys, forests, villages or cities, Biren Singh has achieved success in bringing development everywhere," said Shah. He also appreciated efforts of BJP Government in Manipur, aiming development.
In the Usoipokpi Sangomsang area of Manipur's Thoubal district, one Assam Rifles jawan succumbed to his injuries in a terrorist attack, on January 5. In addition, one jawan got injured in a suspected IED blast. Reportedly, the incident took place when a team of 16 Assam Rifles was patrolling the area. However, the government promised to give a befitting reply to the terrorists.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 13 projects worth Rs 1,850 crores and also laid the foundation stone for nine projects worth around Rs 2,950 in Manipur's Imphal, on January 4. The inauguration projects include 200 Bedded Covid Hospital at Kiyamgei, Imphal Smart City Mission, 2,387 mobile towers, and Steel Bridge over Barak River. Notably, PM Modi laid the foundation of five National Highway projects worth Rs over 1,700 crore.
In front of a Gala mal Godown Telipati in Manipur's Imphal East, a powerful IED blast reportedly took place on December 29. The incident took place at 3.30 am and no casualties were reported. The Police team and ballistic team of the Forensic Science Laboratory were sent to the site for investigation. "We scrutinized the CCTV footage and detected a man," said Khailet Lhanghal, Sub-Inspector of Police, to ANI.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 reached Manipur as the state reported its first case of the variant. On December 27, a 48-year-old resident of Imphal came from the Africa's Tanzania country via Delhi eight days ago, reported PTI. He has been sent into isolation and said to be stable so far. Besides, three members of his family have also been tested positive for COVID-19.
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Colonel Viplav Tripathy, his wife, son, and four other soldiers were reported to be killed in an ambush set by terrorists in Manipur. As per reports, Colonel was returning from the forward camp, accompanied by his family, when the convoy was ambushed. It is believed that the attack might be carried out by the Manipur-based terrorist group People's Liberation Army (PLA), sources
Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur, Congress leader Rajkumar Imo Singh and Yamthong Haokip deserted the party to join BJP on November 8. Both the leaders joined the party in presence of senior BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal and Manipur BJP in-charge Sambit Patra. They expressed their confidence in BJP's win in the elections. Notably, BJP came to power in the state for the first time in 2017.
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Ukhrul district on November 7, as per National Centre for Seismology (NCS). Reportedly, tremors were felt in the range of 70 kilometres in the district at 7:48 am. Moreover, an earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale hit southeast of Portblair on November 8, at 5:28 am, as per reports.