ethnic clash in manipur

A long-awaited closure for Manipur’s ethnic violence victims

GUWAHATI: The recent transfer of 64 bodies of the victims from the Kuki and Meitei communities, who were killed in the ongoing ethnic clashes in Manipur since May, marks a long-awaited closure for their families and relatives. The bodies, which were kept for months in the morgues of Imphal and Churachandpur, were finally handed over […]

Dengue crisis in Manipur: 5 suspected fatalities spark alarm

GUWAHATI: Manipur is facing another health crisis as the dengue outbreak worsened, with 1,338 officially reported cases as of Friday. This marks the highest number of infections the state has seen in recent memory. In 2021, there were just 203 reported cases of dengue, which increased to 503 cases in 2022. The State Health Directorate […]

Turning over a new leaf: From poppy to tea in Manipur’s hills

GUWAHATI: Manipur, a region plagued by deforestation linked to extensive poppy cultivation in its hilly terrain, is now witnessing a groundbreaking endeavour by a private tea company to replace narcotic plantations with thriving tea gardens. Meckley Tea India, a new entrant in the Indian tea industry, is spearheading an initiative to transform the landscape of […]

Coffin rally as Kuki-Zo demand political solution to Manipur discord

NEW DELHI: The Kuki-Zo people took out a “coffin rally” in Kangpokpi district on Tuesday to mark the fifth monthly Remembrance Day of the ethnic violence which engulfed Manipur in May and has since died down. The Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU) Sadar Hills, a civil society organization, held the rally to demand a political settlement […]

Farmers bear brunt of Manipur violence, MHA to give Rs 38 cr

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a package of Rs 38 crore as crop compensation proposed by the Manipur Agriculture Department for the farmers in the restive state which has been gripped in a spiral of conflict, coupled with inadequate rainfall pointing to the probability of crop failure, food insecurity and a […]

Security Nightmare: 718 Myanmar illegal immigrants flood violence-hit Manipur

Ethnic violence in Myanmar fuels a surge of illegal immigration into Manipur, raising concerns over security and stability