Articles about N Biren Singh

Nongthombam Biren Singh is an ex-footballer, former journalist, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, and the Chief Minister of Manipur as of 2021. As part of the Border Security Force’s (BSF) football team, Singh played in various tournaments. After some years of service, he resigned and took up journalism as a profession. Singh founded and edited the vernacular newspaper ‘Naharolgi Thoudang’ between 1992 and 2001. The next year, he entered politics by joining the Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party (DRPP). He successfully contested the 2002 Manipur Assembly elections from the Heingang constituency. In 2003, he left DRPP to join the Indian National Congress (INC) and later served as the Minister of State for Vigilance and Forest & Environment in the state government. Singh was re-elected in the 2007 elections from Heingang. This time, he served as the Minister of Irrigation & Flood Control, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, and Sports & Youth Affairs. Singh again retained his seat in the 2012 polls but resigned from both the INC and the state Assembly in 2016. He joined the BJP and led the party to victory in the 2017 Manipur elections. He was elected for the fourth time from Heingang and was sworn in as the Chief Minister.

N Biren Singh named Manipur CM for second term

20 Mar 2022

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N Biren Singh named Manipur CM for second term

Ten days after the state assembly election results were announced, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Nongthombam Biren Singh as Manipur's Chief Minister for a second term.

Colonel, his family among 7 dead in Manipur terrorist attack

13 Nov 2021

India
Colonel, his family among 7 dead in Manipur terrorist attack

A colonel, his family members, and four soldiers died in an ambush by terrorists in the Singhat sub-division of Manipur's Churachandpur district.

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

27 Dec 2020

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Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a flood of development to Northeast India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in Imphal, Manipur.

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

15 Nov 2020

India
Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Manipur: BJP-led coalition faces crisis, rebel MLAs flown to Delhi

24 Jun 2020

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Manipur: BJP-led coalition faces crisis, rebel MLAs flown to Delhi

The BJP-led coalition in Manipur is facing an existential crisis after nine MLAs, three from the saffron party itself, withdrew support from Chief Minister N Biren Singh's government on June 17.

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

19 Jun 2020

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BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

11 Mar 2020

Politics
Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clears Lok Sabha, protests planned across Northeast

10 Dec 2019

India
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clears Lok Sabha, protests planned across Northeast

With the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clearing the Lok Sabha test on Monday, a student's body has called for an 11-hour shutdown across Northeast. The bandh started at 5 am today and will continue till 4 pm.

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

09 Dec 2019

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Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

India
Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

Manipur CM talks about state becoming an ideal tourist destination

11 Nov 2018

India
Manipur CM talks about state becoming an ideal tourist destination

Manipur is trying to firmly position itself on the tourism map of the country, riding on the picturesque beauty of its lush-green valleys and forested hills, along with the annual Sangai Festival which showcases the state's rich tradition to the world.

Manipur lynching: Four policemen suspended after video shows their presence

17 Sep 2018

India
Manipur lynching: Four policemen suspended after video shows their presence

Just days after a 26-year-old man was lynched at a village near Manipur's Imphal, state police have suspended four policemen after a purported video of the incident indicated that armed police personnel were present in the village during the incident.

Imphal: Tribal students call hill bandh; MUSU to disrupt Assembly

22 Jul 2018

India
Imphal: Tribal students call hill bandh; MUSU to disrupt Assembly

Throwing its weight behind the beleaguered Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University, AP Pandey, a tribal students' body has called for an indefinite hill bandh from tomorrow, coinciding with Manipur University Students' Union's (MUSU) decision to disrupt the Assembly session for not discussing the impasse at the institute.

Manipur University: Impasse continues for 29th-day over removal of VC

27 Jun 2018

India
Manipur University: Impasse continues for 29th-day over removal of VC

Academic activities of the Manipur University remained suspended for the 29th day today following students' agitation demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aditya Prasad Pandey.

Manipur govt to build 20-30 houses per-constituency for flood-hit people

20 Jun 2018

India
Manipur govt to build 20-30 houses per-constituency for flood-hit people

Manipur CM N Biren Singh said his government will build at least 20 houses in each of the 60 Assembly constituencies for people whose homes were destroyed in the recent flood.

India and Manipur are progressing under the Modi government: CM

27 May 2018

India
India and Manipur are progressing under the Modi government: CM

"The country has been progressing well under the BJP-led Central government," Manipur CM N Biren Singh has said.

Meet Guwahati's Roshni Hassan: This year's Mrs United Nations

11 Jul 2017

India
Meet Guwahati's Roshni Hassan: This year's Mrs United Nations

After Rishita Baruah, another beauty queen from Assam has made India proud. Guwahati's Roshni Hassan was crowned Mrs United Nations 2017.

BJP wins floor test in Manipur

20 Mar 2017

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BJP wins floor test in Manipur

Manipur's BJP Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh won the floor test in the Manipur assembly, having got support from 33 MPs.

Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM

15 Mar 2017

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Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM

The BJP's N Biren Singh has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Manipur, while the NPP's Y Joykumar Singh took oath as the deputy chief minister.

BJP names Biren Singh as CM candidate, Ibobi Singh quits

14 Mar 2017

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BJP names Biren Singh as CM candidate, Ibobi Singh quits

The BJP has named N Biren Singh as their Chief Ministerial candidate in Manipur. Singh was the only potential Chief Ministerial candidate within the BJP.

Manipur Results: BJP gets the required numbers

13 Mar 2017

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Manipur Results: BJP gets the required numbers

BJP submitted a list of 32 MLAs who support the party, to Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah, proving that they have the majority in the state.

Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM

07 Feb 2017

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Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM

In the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh.

Manipur's Irom Sharmila contesting elections frugally

05 Feb 2017

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Manipur's Irom Sharmila contesting elections frugally

Manipur's newest political party, People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), was co-founded by Irom Sharmila in October 2016.

Manipur CM was warned of attack by intel agencies

25 Oct 2016

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Manipur CM was warned of attack by intel agencies

Sources revealed that intelligence agencies had issued prior warnings to Manipur Chief Minister Okrom Ibobi Singh about possible threats to him and his convoy at the NSCN (IM) dominated Ukhrul district.

Militants open fire at Manipur's CM

24 Oct 2016

Politics
Militants open fire at Manipur's CM

Okram Ibobi Singh, Manipur's Chief Minister, was attacked while he was getting out of his helicopter.