I/E Records 83.53 Percent Turn out, I/W 82.99 Percent As Sky Clears Fate Of 92 Candidates Sealed

Cops arrive to control the situation at 19/9-Mahabali Rongmei LP School of IMC ward no. 19 under Yaiskul AC. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 25: Save for some incidents of violence witnessed in polling station number 19/9-Mahabali Rongmei LP School of IMC ward no. 19 under Yaiskul Assembly Constituency of Imphal East district, elections to the 27-seat Imphal Municipal Council and 53 Ward members...

BJP-Cong Workers Clash: Cops Blank Fire

IMPHAL, May 25: In poll related violence, police resorted to opening blank fire when workers of two candidates contesting in the election to Imphal Municipal Council for the post of Councilor clashed against each other at Mahabali Kabui village today. The clash broke out between workers of Indian National Congress and BJP over the allegation and counter allegation of proxy voting at around 3.30 pm...

IMC Candidate

IMPHAL, May 18: Buckling under the threats of KCP (Maoists) and contrary to what other candidates would like to say, Rajesh Kapoor, who is contesting as an independent candidate in the upcoming election to Imphal Municipal Council (IMC), has appealed to the people not to vote for him. Addressing a press conference at Manipur Press Club here today, Rajesh Kapoor, who has filed his nomination to contest...

MPP Pledges To Expose Corruption In SPF Govt

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Manipur People’s Party (MPP) would be launching a campaign to expose the extent of corruption in ruling SPF Government to the people, party president in-charge Y Mangi has announced. Y Mangi, who presided over a function hosted in  MPP office today in honor of Thokchom Ongbi Apabi, who has been elected uncontested in the by-election to Utlou Zilla Parishad, alleged that the level...

Stage Set For First Phase Assam Assembly Polls, Baruah’s Threat Hangs Heavy In The Air

GUWAHATI, Apr 3: The stage is all set for the first phase of Assam assembly polls in 62 of the 126 constituencies to be held amid tight security in 13 districts tomorrow. Polling personnel assigned to far-flung areas have already left for their stations since Friday and those near to the district or sub-divisional headquarters were scheduled to leave by this evening, official sources said. A variety...

EDITORIAL: Globalized Politics

Just as the private sector had to undergo major overhauling not only in their approach to the production line but also in other aspects as diverse as customer satisfaction, back up services, ancillary units, in the post liberalization era, politics in the largest democracy in the world too have had to undergo certain changes to suit the changing global scenario. And so it is that we see the country...

Trinamool Congress MLA Elect Felicitated

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Manipur people’s Party (MPP) president Dr Nimaichand Luwang has stated that hectic efforts are being made for formation of north East Political Front. Dr Luwang asserted that objective for floating the Front, a conglomerate of different political organizations in the north East region, is to neutralize strength and reach of the Congress party. Addressing the gathering on the occasion...

BJP Explains Factors Of Congress’ By-Poll Loss

IMPHAL, Feb 23: Rising corruption and failure of ensuring good governance to the people are at the root cause for the defeat of Congress party in the recent by-election to Konthoujam Assembly Constituency although it had succeeded in the earlier three by-elections, vice president of State BJP unit Prof S Tiken has asserted. Talking to mediapersons today, Prof Tiken said that defeat of the Congress...

Decipherable By-Poll Lessons

The recently concluded by-election to Konthoujam by-election is rather interesting for it is the first time the ruling Congress party bit the dust in four by-elections during the 9th State Assembly. In the previous three by-elections, Congress candidates recorded convincing victories, if not at ease. What is interesting is not a Congress man losing the election but failure of the 30 sitting Congress...

By-Poll Testifies SPF’s Unpopularity: Trinamool Congress

Kanwar Deep Singh and State TC leaders at Tulihal Airport. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 19: All India Trinamool Congress North East in-charge Kanwar Deep Singh has claimed that result of Konthoujam by-election was a testimony of the growing unpopularity of SPF Government and in-creasing discontentment among the people at the performance of the incumbent Government. Addressing people of Konthoujam...

Congress Tastes Defeat After Three By Poll Victories On The Trot In The 9th Assembly, Trinamool Congress Makes Its Debut In State Assembly

K Sarat being handed over the certificate after his victory in the by poll and police swing into action to control a crowd. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 17: Defeating the ruling Indian National Congress (INC) in the by-election to 18-Konthoujam Assembly Constituency, Trinamool Congress has for the first time opened its account assuring a seat in the State Assembly. Successful candidate of...

MPP, BJP Bask Under ‘Reflected Glory’

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Hailing the people of Konthoujam, MPP and BJP, which had backed and supported Trinamool Congress in the by-election to Konthoujam Assembly Constituency, have stated that the victory of the Trinamool Congress candidate in the by-election has rung out the message that the people of Konthoujam want change and they do not want the administration of the Congress any more. Talking to mediapersons...

CM Gracefully Accepts People’s Verdict

Chief Minister interacting with media persons. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 17 : Gracefully accepting the verdict of the voters of Konthoujam in the by election held recently and for which the result was declared today, Chief Minister O Ibobi today admitted that it could have been due to the in-ability to pay due attention to the development of the said Constituency. Catching poll pundits...