Paojel Chaoba

Babysana Part 2

The prolonged agitation of Babysana’s case still lingers but the momentum of the protest has seemed to settle down a bit. But various civil bodies still continue to organise sit in protests at different localities of different districts and assembly const.....

Babysana case : Homicide or Suicide ?

So, everyone wants to know what really happened with Babysana Chanu ! It’s quite an interesting case and perhaps there may be more than what meets the eye. Babysana’s corpse was found by one of the students inside the hostel and the school authorities cau.....

How much did you get from this?

Recently, there has been a number of under trail prisoners making their escape swiftly in spite of the surveillance. Many have overridden the system which is supposed to keep the criminals in check and away from the public. Drug lords have used money and .....

P for …

It has been sometime and much water has flow down the rivers since becoming a journalist. Regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy, scribes in the state enjoy a lot of influence and many have seen their fair part in the myriad incidents which have heave.....

So, how did we vote?

It’s quite a surprise that the public came out in maximum numbers for the inner and the outer polls. The turnout was an aggregate of 80 percent and that is a big number. Now, the most awaited day will be May 23 and the fate of the candidates will be known.....

Senior advocate Chandrajit and SP Jogeshchandra tried to malign drug kingpin’s trial: Judge

ADC chairman coming out from court

Drug Kingpin Lhukhosei disappear from Hospital, Judge suspects foul play By Paojel Chaoba IMPHAL| Mar 30 A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) raided the Government Quarter of Autonomous District Council (ADC) chairman Lhukhosei Zou on .....

Police incompetency, Criminal masterminds and the System

It is quite surprising that a hardened vicious criminal in the likes of Thokchom Nando could make a make a clean break from the hospital. There is security around the clock, the jail keeps two wardens to monitor and take charge of the manacles which binds.....

Kuki militants play favorites, ask BJP to give ticket to State BJP VP Benjamin for outer LS elections

By Paojel Chaoba IMPHAL | Mar 10 In a clear cut case of militants throwing their weight to favor individuals of their choice in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Kuki National Organization (KNO), a conglomerate of 17 Kuki militant groups and the.....

For want of a nail, the case was lost

It is quite amazing how the state government plays its cards to save its tainted soldiers, at the same time training its guns on defenseless citizens. Some years down the line, Manipur was virtually a killing field as headlines of local papers carried new.....

MSKA award ceremony to be held

IMPHAL | Feb 4 Manipur State Kala Akademi (MSKA) has notified that Akademi Lifetime Achievement Award and Akademi Awards for the year 2015 would be given out in special presentation ceremony on February 6, 11:00 am at Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, .....

Modi should know

Mr Prime Minister came to town for a few hours and inaugurated some projects, the public is happy. It’s the third time that Modi has visited Manipur during his tenure and let’s say-it’s a good thing. Development is always a welcome affair and our State.....

Mr Cheap Minister

As quite evidently, the state government and the chief minister is drawing in a lot of flak from different organizations and imminent citizens for his big goof up in locking up Kishorchand Wangkhem without any valid reason. This would be the first time th.....

Look before you leap

It is quite interesting that the chief minister is taking keen interest in his status for the third most popular CM all across the country. This publication in its October 16 edition carried a lead headline of him being conferred the best CM in the countr.....

The man who has 10,000 ducks : Langei- Empowering a community

Ducks Galore

Its about a 7 kilometre drive from Khurai Lamlong bazar towards the Tinsid road, you cross Mega Manipur School and head up a small hillock, as you drive down, a signboard will greet you saying that the entire village of Nongpok Sanjenbam is under CCTv cov.....

NEC to blacklist Manipur Olympic Association for embezzling Rs 15 lakh

IMPHAL | Aug 19 : A premier sports association of the state, namely Manipur Olympic Association will be blacklisted for embezzling funds. Human Resource Development director of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Kh Siile Anthony in a letter in regard to thi.....

Army’s systematic custodial murders exposed : Army abducted Lt. Col. Dharamvir reveals all in affidavit to HC

Lt Col Dharamvir Singh (red cap) coming out of High Court

IMPHAL | Jul 28 : Lt. Colonel Dharamvir Singh of 1st Para Commandos, (Special Forces) has been in active service for the last 32 years. His army record made available to this reporter mentions that he is a well decorated officer and has served in insurgen.....

Are imported fish laced with formaldehyde?

(Reproduced from June 5, 2017) : There has been video uploads of fish being injected with preservatives on the social media. The video shows the fish being dabbed with a chemical (suspected to be formaldehyde) and sometimes injected with a syringe. The p.....

More skeletons of staged encounters tumble out from Assam Rifles closet; Victims corroborate Naib Subedar’s charges of systematic fake encounter killings for promotion

L Hiran (sitting down) and his brother L Brojen recounts their tale

IMPHAL | May 12 : “It was evening and we had finished our work, we had begun preparing dinner at our kholla (temporary hut) located at Lamphel. Some men came in a white Gypsy vehicle and ordered us to come out, they went in and turned off the light inside.....

How unregistered weapons were procured for fake encounters and surrender dramas, Naib Subedar Ramesh reveals all

Ramesh disclosing to IFP Reporter

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Naib Subedar Ramesh Chand Sharma of 30th Assam Rifles revealed how weapons were procured clandestinely by the military and para-military to get promotions, many officers took advantage in the name of counter insurgency operations to stag.....

TT spl correspondent and IFP consulting editor is no more

IMPHAL | Apr 1 : The media fraternity of the State lost one of its most eminent senior journalists Khelen Thokchom, 57, today. He passed away following a heart attack at his residence at Sagolband Tera Tongbram Leikai at 3.30 am. He was a special correspo.....

The media draws the line : You can’t fool the people all the time

The question we need to ask the government is how committed is the new government and its council of ministers ? How different will the BJP –led coalition government be than the last one ? For example, let us take the forest minister Th Shyamkumar tryi.....

State girls’ team disqualified from Reliance football meet for cheating

State girls’ team disqualified from Reliance football meet for cheating

IMPHAL | Jan 20 : In a case that blemishes the reputation of sports culture in Manipur, a girls’ football team from Manipur were disqualified from the Reliance Cup Championship, after a complaint was lodged by a coach of one of the participating teams. .....

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CM seeks media cooperation on ‘War Againts Drugs’

CM Biren during AMWJU foundation day

AMWJU observes 46th foundation day IMPHAL | Sep 16 Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today called upon the media fraternity to play a pivotal role in drug eradication programme taken up by state government acknowledging their role in dealing with any s.....

17-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Govt moots equipping forest guards with double barrel guns

CM Biren inaugurates Nature Learning Centre

IMPHAL | Sep 16 Chief minister, Nongthombam Biren today launched Digital Payment Services and National Generic Document Registration System in Imphal East district at the DC Complex, Porompat. He also inaugurated various infrastructural projects in .....

17-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Dijamani’s case transferred to Session Judge Imphal West

IMPHAL | Sep 16 Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West today committed Naorem Rekha’s murdered case, mother of fashion designer Rober Naorem, to Session Judge, Imphal West. The accused Naorem Dijamani, husband of the deceased, was produced before CJ.....

17-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Let the truth come out: Landhoni’s family

IMPHAL | Sep 16 Regarding the death of Babysana, the family of the school principal has expressed that the school authority also wants the case to be handed over to CBI. A release from the family states further that the public has supported all the .....

‘One country, one language is a strategy to abolish indigenous languages’

IMPHAL | Sep 16 Reacting on the speech of union home minister, Amit Shah’s ‘one country one language’, social activist and advocate, Yendrembam Kiran stated that many indigenous languages in the country have been replaced with Hindi language and the ce.....

17-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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