OKRAM IBOBI SINGH

  • Policies of UPA have not allowed Northeast to prosper: Modi February 8, 2014

    Imphal: In a bid to boost increase the footprint in Northeast, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that policies of UPA government have not allowed the region to prosper. "Because of lack of attention, governance, the Northeast region has fallen into the hands of divisive...
  • Manipur: BJP demands CM's resignation over recent bomb blasts November 4, 2013

    BJP has sought resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh accusing his government of failing to maintain law and order in the state, which has witnessed a series of bomb blasts recently. The series of bomb blasts in the past one week and loss of lives of innocent people indicated...
  • Two killed, seven injured in bomb blast near Manipur CM's residence October 30, 2013

    Imphal: Two people were killed and seven injured in a bomb blast near the official residence of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Wednesday. This is the second attack in near the chief minister's residence. On Tuesday, terrorists exploded a powerful bomb in a market area near the CM's...
  • Imphal: Five injured in bomb explosion October 29, 2013

    Terrorists on Tuesday exploded a powerful bomb in a market area in Imphal, injuring five persons and damaging a school building. The IED, planted near Bheirodan Hindi High School in the market which is 1 km away from the official residence of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, exploded at around 6...
  • Katju to Manipur CM: Ensure newspapers can function normally September 4, 2013

    The Press Council of India (PCI) has asked Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to take steps to ensure that newspapers in his state, which have been receiving threats from militants, can function normally. In a letter addressed to Singh, PCI chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said that he had been...
  • Grenade explodes in front of Manipur CM's residence August 10, 2013

    Imphal: A powerful grenade exploded in front of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's residential complex in Imphal West district Saturday evening, but no casualty was reported, police sources said. The police said the grenade might have been exploded by militants who were trying to disturb the forthcoming Independence Day celebration...
  • Most CMs give a miss to Centre's conference on policing April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Most Chief Ministers on Monday chose to miss a highlevel conference, convened to thrash out challenging issues on public order and policing, with only seven state leaders attending it. The conference of Chief Ministers, convened by the Home Ministry, saw attendance of only Chief Ministers of Odisha (Naveen...
  • Congress storms back to power in Manipur March 6, 2012

    Imphal: Manipur Assembly elections came as the only solace for the Congress after the party fared vary badly in the other four state. The party has scored a hattrick and returned to power in the Northeastern state. As per the latest trends, the ruling party has bagged 40 seats and is...
  • Okram Ibobi Singh most prefered as the Manipur CM March 3, 2012

    In a survey conducted by CNNIBN, 25 per cent people want Okram Ibobi Singh as the Manipur CM followed by V Erabot Singh with 7 per cent. ...
  • Elections 2012: Congress set to retain Manipur March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Manipur looks set to return the Congress to power yet again, according to the postelection survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in association with The Week and CNNIBN. The ruling party may win 2432 seats in the 60member Assembly. The antiCongress alliance, the...
  • Congress will win minimum 35 seats: Manipur CM January 28, 2012

    Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday said he is expecting Congress to win a minimum of 35 seats in the 60member Assembly, voting for which continues peacefully across the state. "I am expecting that the Congress party would secure around 45 seats. But 35 is the minimum number...
  • Manipur goes to polls amid tight security January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Voters on Saturday lined up before 2,357 polling stations across nine districts of Manipur as elections began in 60 assembly constituencies amid tight security. An electorate of 17,40,576, including 8,82,236 woman voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose their representatives from among 279 candidates in the...
  • Will the blockade shadow affect Manipur polls? January 20, 2012

    Manipur: As Manipur gets ready for the Assembly elections, it remains to be seen what will be the impact of the blockade that lasted for 123 days, crippling the state. The blockade had pushed up prices of essential commodities like petrol, food and medicines, but the Chief Minister appears confident....
  • Manipur polls: Naga People's Front enters fray January 16, 2012

    Imphal: A party from Nagaland is making its debut in the Manipur Assembly elections. Naga People's Front's foray is being viewed as a threat to the territorial integrity on Manipur. Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has, however, dismissed the outfit, saying it poses no threat at all. But Naga People's Front...
  • Naga People's Front enter electoral politics January 15, 2012

    Imphal: It is a new flag that's raising the political temperature in the Naga dominated hill districts of Manipur. In Senapati district, messages of an alternative arrangement or posters that talk about the integration of Naga dominated areas for a greater Nagaland remains the primary plank on which the Naga...
  • Naga blockade enters day 42 in Manipur May 23, 2010

    Imphal: The ongoing deadlock in Manipur continued for the 42nd day on Sunday with the main lifeline, National Highway 39, remaining paralysed due to an indefinite economic blockade enforced by Naga tribal groups, although supply of essentials has started trickling in through an alternative route, besides airdropping of food, fuel...
  • Militants bomb Manipur CM's home September 2, 2008

    Guwahati: Separatist rebels bombed the Chief Minister's home in Manipur, but the leader survived, police said on Tuesday. The attack on Okram Ibobi Singh comes after a long period of relative calm in the northeast, where two dozen militant groups have fought for almost four decades, demanding separate homelands or...
  • Ibobi Singh sworn in as CM of Manipur March 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Congress' Okram Ibobi Singh was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur for a second consecutive term. Singh, whose earlier government was the first in Manipur to complete a full term, said that he would expand his ministry after Holi. The 37 newlyelected MLAs, senior party...