Manipur Assembly Election 2017

Elections to the 60 seats in Manipur Assembly election are going to be held in 2017. The Election Commission of India has not announced the date yet. The major political parties in the state are the Indian National Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur National Conference, and the Communist party of India. INC won the last assembly elections in 2012 and formed the Government.

The number of voters in Manipur is 17,41,581. Manipur is one of the few states with a 97 % coverage of photo electoral rolls.

The total population of Manipur is 2,721,756. Among them urban population is 822,132 and rural 1,899,624. The total number of voters in Manipur is; 1,736,251, of which 836,499 are male and 899,752 are female. The sex ratio of the state is 992 females for every 1000 males.

Manipur is located in the North-Eastern region of India. It shares its border with Nagaland, Mizoram and Burma and has total area of 22,327 sq km. It comprises of nine districts. Its capital city is Imphal. Manipuri and English along with 29 other dialects are spoken in the state.

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Elections News in Manipur

Centre calls for report on court violence from Mizoram

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   9:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Congress-ruled Mizoram government over violence on Lunglei court premises, which led to the Gauhati High Court withdrawing all judges from there. View More..

NE footballers excited over ISL opening ceremony in Guwahati

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   8:30 pm
Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) Indian footballers from the North East region are delighted that Guwahati will host the opening ceremony of the Indian Super League (ISL), terming the move as a recognition of the regions passion for the game. View More..

Manipur CM attacks BJP for neglecting northeast

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   7:36 pm
Imphal, Sep 26 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government for neglecting the northeastern region of India. View More..

Irom Sharmila meets Kejriwal

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   5:48 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila on Monday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here. View More..

Irom Sharmila, youth from war zones to join global peace fest

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   12:44 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) Manipur's Irom Chanu Sharmila and other civil rights activists, as well as youth from war-ravaged countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, will participate in the 11th edition of the Global Youth Peace Festival (GYPF), which opens here on Wednesday. View More..

Mizoram ministerial panel to probe mob attack at court

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   1:52 pm
Aizawl, Sep 25 (IANS) A ministerial panel would probe Thursday's mob attack at a district court in Mizoram, state Home Minister R. Lalzirliana has said. View More..

New projects, not fencing, needed on India-Myanmar border: Nagaland CM (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   1:04 pm
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian government should not fence the India-Myanmar border and, instead, undertake developmental projects, Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang has said, adding that restrictions on various construction activities in border areas need to be relaxed. View More..

Gauhati HC withdraws judges from Mizoram court after mob attack

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   5:38 pm
Aizawl, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has withdrawn all the judges from the District and Sessions Court of Mizoram's Lunglei district following mob violence in the court premises recently, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

Rejuvenated Kerala Blasters look to start afresh (Profile)

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   11:18 am
ATTN Editors: From September 24, IANS is beginning an 8-part series on the teams participating in the Indian Super League (ISL) that begins on October 1. View More..

Bomb hoax holds up flight at Imphal airport

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   5:06 pm
Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) An Air Asia flight from here was held up on Thursday and extensively searched after a passenger told the cabin crew he was carrying a bomb. Though it was later declared a hoax, the passenger has been arrested and is being questioned. View More..

Manipur High Court gets new Chief Justice

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   3:06 pm
Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prashad was on Thursday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court. View More..

Assam minister urges UK, Australia to rectify travel advisory on state

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   8:28 pm
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Assam Tourism Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday urged Britain and Australia to rectify their travel advisories on Assam and termed the move to club the state with other disturbed north-eastern states as a "careless oversight". View More..

HC notice to Assam Rifles for occupying hospital

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   7:38 pm
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) The Manipur High Court on Wednesday issued a Notice of Motion to the state government, Assam Rifles and others over continued occupation of a village hospital by the Assam Rifles personnel, leading to denial of medical facilities to the people of 13 villages for the last 22 years. View More..

No decision yet on advancing winter session of parliament

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday did not discuss the issue of advancing the winter session of parliament, according to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. View More..

Charming Manipuri transgender out to conquer the world

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   2:10 pm
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) She is attractive. She is accomplished. And among Manipuris, she is a celebrity and a household name -- a star who straddles the world of cinema and theatre. View More..

India to ferry more petroleum products to Tripura via Bangladesh

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   5:54 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) After the first round of shipment of diesel and cooking gas to Tripura via Bangladesh on September 10, India will ferry more petroleum products through the same route over the next two weeks, officials here said on Tuesday. View More..

DRI busts 7,000 kg gold smuggling racket, airline officials under scanner

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   7:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence's (DRI) Delhi Zonal Unit has busted an around 7,000 kg gold smuggling racket and is probing the role of airline officials and others in it, an official statement said on Monday. View More..

Veteran artists to perform at the 10th edition of Park's New Festival

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   5:02 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Music maestro Shashank Subramanyam and theatre director Yuki Ellias are some of the celebrated artists set to perform at the tenth edition of the Parks New Festival, which begins on Tuesday. View More..

Defender Sanjeep named captain of U-18 hockey team for Asia Cup

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   3:02 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Defender Nilam Sanjeep Xess was on Monday named captain of the India team that will compete in the Boys Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament to be held at Dhaka, from September 24-30. View More..

BJP may face heat from opposition on national security (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Sep 18,2016   10:42 pm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government is likely to face heat on the issue of national security following Sunday's terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, with the opposition expected to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..