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.
13 Nov 2021India
A colonel, his family members, and four soldiers died in an ambush by terrorists in the Singhat sub-division of Manipur's Churachandpur district.
27 Dec 2020Politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a flood of development to Northeast India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in Imphal, Manipur.
15 Nov 2020India
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
24 Jun 2020Politics
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.
19 Jun 2020Politics
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.
11 Mar 2020Politics
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.
10 Dec 2019India
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.
09 Dec 2019Politics
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
12 Feb 2019India
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.
11 Nov 2018India
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.
17 Sep 2018India
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.
22 Jul 2018India
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.
27 Jun 2018India
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.
20 Jun 2018India
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.
27 May 2018India
"The country has been progressing well under the BJP-led Central government," Manipur CM N Biren Singh has said.
11 Jul 2017India
After Rishita Baruah, another beauty queen from Assam has made India proud. Guwahati's Roshni Hassan was crowned Mrs United Nations 2017.
14 Mar 2017Politics
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.
05 Feb 2017Politics
Manipur's newest political party, People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), was co-founded by Irom Sharmila in October 2016.