Chakpi river flowing at the danger level seen is the Serou bridge
Chakpi river flowing at the danger level seen is the Serou bridge

Incessant rain in last few days flood large tracts of land in valley Major rivers in spate, Serou bridge over Chakpi river in dire strait

Chakpi river flowing at the danger level seen is the Serou bridge

IMPHAL, Jul 31: With medium to heavy rainfall lashing all across the State since the past four/five days, all major rivers of the State are in spate. On account of the sudden surge in the water level of all major rivers, the southern part of Manipur val.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Incessant rain in last few days flood large tracts of land in valley Ministers, MLA take stock of flood affected areas

A bridge devastated by the flood water

Imphal, Jul 31: Following the flash floods due to incessant rain in the past few days, a team of Government officials visited Heirok, Wangjing and Khangabok areas today, taking stock of the current flood situation. The team comprising of CAF and PD Minis.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Kurai rallies, submits memo to MLA

IMPHAL, Jul 31: People of different localities of Khurai under the banner of Co-ordinating Body of ILPS- Khurai took out a rally braving the rain and submitted a memorandum demanding ILPS implementation to Khurai AC MLA Dr Ng Bijoy today. Sit-in-protests.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Stir to continue unabated : JCILPS

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has said that the confusion prevailing within the drafting committee of new ILPS Bill is an indication of Government’s insincerity towards bringing a solution to ILPS issue. In.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Moreh cut off

MOREH, Jul 31 : Landslides along the Imphal-Moreh section of the National Highway today has cut off the border town of Moreh from the rest of the State, our correspondent reports. The landslides occurred at several locations along the stretch of Imphal -.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

HC stays disqualification order

IMPHAL, Jul 31: The High Court of Manipur has directed the Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker to allow disqualified MLA of 22-Wangoi Assembly Constituency O Lukhoi to take part in the deliberations of the Manipur Legislative Assembly though he may not h.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Joykishan rules out Court option

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Even as his former colleague O Lukhoi’s disqualification from being a Member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly has been stayed by the High Court of Manipur, former MLA Kh Joykisan has ruled out any option of going to Court. He maintaine.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Rape accused convicted, penalty later

IMPHAL, Jul 31: The Sessions Court, Imphal East today convicted Laishram Joykumar (44) of Tangkham in the rape case of a differently abled woman, who is also mentally unstable. The quantum of punishment is likely to be announced on August 4. Sessions Co.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Dr Bijoy dismisses resignation report

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Reacting to the news report that he and two other MLAs have resigned from the committee constituted to draft a new Bill in place of the rejected MRVTMW Bill 2015, MLA Dr Ng Bijoy has dismissed the same report as false. MLA M Biren is also .....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

NPF negates Dy CM’s claim

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Claiming that they have already staked claims through written applications to form Tamenglong and Chandel ADCs as well, NPF Manipur unit has alleged that Deputy Chief Minister was misleading the masses. Speaking to some media persons toda.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Four ADCs installed, Chairmen sworn in Dr Yaronsho elected in Ukl

Dr Yaronsho Ngalung

Ukhrul, Jul 31 : Dr Yaronsho Ngalung elected from 15-DCC, Ringui as an NPF candidate was today elected as the new Chairman of Ukhrul ADC for the tenure 2015-2020. Earlier, before the swearing in ceremony of the Chairman, CEO, Ukhrul, Dipu Gangmei read o.....

1-Aug-2015 / Mungchan Zimik

Four ADCs installed, Chairmen sworn in ML Markson to head Spt ADC

ML Markson

Senapati, Jul 31 : As expected, former (NPO) president and Poumai Naga Union (PNU) president ML Markson of Laii-DCC was elected unanimously as the ADC Chairman today at DRDA conference hall Senapati DHQs. The election process was conducted by ADC membe.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

Four ADCs installed, Chairmen sworn in L Guite re-elected Chairman in CCpur

Langkhanpau Guite

LAMKA, Jul 31 : Langkhanpau Guite, convenor of the newly formed alliance of 17 Independent Members – the Hill Peoples Alliance (HPA)-was today elected as the Chairman of ADC Churachandpur during a special meeting convened for the installation of the new A.....

1-Aug-2015 / Singlianmang Guite

Four ADCs installed, Chairmen sworn in Haokholal re-elected in ADC Sadar Hills

Haokholal Hangshing

KANGPOKPI, Jul 31: With the re-election of former Chairman Haokholal Hangshing as Chairman, the ADC Sadar Hills has been installed peacefully today. Haokholal Hangshing, elected uncontested from 2-Kangpokpi District Council Constituency on a Congress ti.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

AMWJU adopts six points

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : The All Manipur Working Journalists' Union has adopted six points during its emergency general body meeting held today with its president Wangkhemcha Shamjai in the chair. After minutely deliberating a number of points, the Union has urg.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Judicial remand for accused

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Three persons of a family of Loitang Khullen Mamang Awang Leikai, who have been arrested by police regarding the murder of Irom Tamubi (65) of the same locality, have been produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Students’ union questions

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Ibotonsana Girls’ Higher Secondary School Students’ Union (IGHSSSU) has said that it had neither taken any decision to join the Joint Students’ Union of Government Higher Secondary Schools (JSUGHSS) or support the ongoing class boycott sti.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

AMESCO demands State Govt

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : All Manipur Ethnical Socio-Cultural Organisation (AMESCO) has demanded the State Government to suspend the police personnel involved in the killing of Sapam Robinhood. In a statement, AMESCO said that a Sub-Inspector was suspended for al.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Assistance pours in for flood affected people

THOUBAL, Jul 31 : The water level of Nongdambi and Wangjing river continue to rise flooding majority of the places at Wangjing Tentha, our correspondent reports. Local clubs at Wangjing have set up relief camps for affected people in the area. Local MLA.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

Release of water floods Yairipok

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Whereas it has been six days since hundreds of people fled their homes and took refuge in relief camps out of fear about possible breakdown of Mapithel Dam, release of water from the dam near tower type RCC intake has flooded many areas of.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

District level Van Mahotsava tree plantation festival held

Ukhrul, Jul 31: Over 35,000 sapling were distributed for regeneration of Ukhrul district forest land by the Forest Department during the district level Van Mahotsava tree plantation festival held at Talui village, Mungchan Zimik reports. Forest Departmen.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

Held with heroin

heroin

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested with 15 grams of heroin number 4 powder from her residence at around 2.30 pm today. After getting a specific information, a team of Narcotic Affairs and Border raided the house of Mamta Begum alias Thoibi w/o Dawad K.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Curfew relaxation

The District Magistrates of Imphal East and Imphal West have issued separate orders relaxing curfew from 5 am till 8 pm tomorrow (August 1). Restrictions however under Section 144 of the CrPC will be in place. Prohibitions on assembly of five or more per.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

NSCN-K flays

The NSCN-K Zeliangrong Region has accused NSCN-R of misguiding and confusing people. According to a press release issued by Information and publicity secretary, NSCN (K) Zeliangrong Region Gaidingam Kamei, they (NSCN-R) don’t maintain the principle of re.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Rapid Action Force

Highlighting the State’s prevailing law and order situation, the Home Department has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs to send two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF). Although a written representation was sent to the MHA yesterday to this effect.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Power supply

Manipur State Power Distribution Company Ltd has informed the general public that there will be no power supply at Khoyathong, Majorkhul, MG Avenue and Dharmashala areas for 2-3 days due to snapping of 11 KV underground cable line during maintenance work .....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

HC directs

Acting on a writ petition filed by former RIMS Director Dr Sinam Sekharjit at the High Court of Manipur, Chief Justice LK Mohapatra has issued a ruling which directed the president of the Board of Governors, RIMS (respondent No 2) to pass necessary order .....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Cabinet studies flood situation

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Floods and flood like situation seen in different parts of the State on account of incessant rainfall since the past four/five days were deliberated at length at a Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister O Ibobi today. Submergence of r.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Petrol prices cut by Rs 2.43 per litre; diesel by Rs 3.60

New Delhi, Jul 31 : Petrol prices were cut by Rs 2.43 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.60, oil marketing companies said on Friday. The new rates announced by the oil marketing companies will be effective from midnight tonight. Price of petrol and diesel was l.....

1-Aug-2015 / Zee Meida Bureau

Errata

Apropos to the news item published on the third page of this daily on July 31 under the heading, ‘Discussion session held’, the name of the organiser of the programme must be read as Singjamei Apunba Nupi Lup and not as published. The oversight is deeply.....

1-Aug-2015 / —Editor

Bureaucrats reshuffled

IMPHAL, Jul 31: The State Government has reshuffled the posts of 113 IAS and MCS officers in an order issued by Department of Personnel late to night. The reshuffled bureaucrats included 20 IAS officers......

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

CPI stresses on collective effort

IMPHAL, Jul 31: CPI Manipur State Council staged a sit-in-protest demanding implementation of ILPS at Keishampat Lairembi community hall today. Speaking at the protest, CPI Manipur State Council secretary Dr M Nara said that a collective effort cutting a.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Kisan Sammelan seminar

Kisan Sammelan seminar

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : A one day Kisan Sammelan seminar organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Imphal was held at ICAR Research Complex, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat today. The programme was attended by Dr N Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Reg.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

AMACSU appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : Amidst extensive demands of ILP in the State, some miscreants have been taking advantage of the present situation by creating nuisance to commuters and thus creating a misleading scene of the genuine demands of the people, said the All Ma.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Condolence meetings

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : The Pangal (Manipuri Muslim) Political Forum (PPF) held a condolence meeting to condole the death of former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at the residence of the forum’s president. A five-minute silence was also observed as a mark o.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Training concludes

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : The valedictory function of a one month training programme on “Shumang Leela Tradition” organised jointly by Theatre Mirror and Manipur State Shumang Leela Council will be held on August 2 at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen. The programm.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

ASU, Imphal seeks help

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Anal Students’ Union, Imphal has urged the State Government to extend immediate assistance to the flood-affected people in Chandel district. Several houses, standing agricultural crops have been submerged in water, the union said in a sta.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Go Green

IMPHAL, Jul 31: 12 Bihar organised a Go Green drive at Salam village yesterday. Around 200 saplings including fruit bearing, medicinal and ornamental trees were planted by locals and troops of 12 Bihar. Salam Gram Panchayat Pradhan Thoudam Dwijamani, Wa.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Monetary aid

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Members of Manipuri Chanura Leishem Marup, Macha Leima School Society and teaching staff visited the family of Sapam Robinhood and handed over monetary assistance. They also observed a two-minute silence to condole Robinhood’s death. La.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

UG cadre held

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Troops of 12 Bihar and Imphal West district police commandos arrested a KCP cadre from Samurou today. He has been identified as Ng Damen (35) s/o Hemachandra of Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai. One 9 mm pistol along with two live rounds and one .....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

TAMOA urges

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Pledging support to the ongoing pro-ILPS movement, Teachers’ and Medical Officers’ Association (TAMOA) of RIMS has urged the general public not to hinder movement of medical staff during bandhs and general strikes. In a statement, the asso.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Guru Purnima Mahotsav

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Socio-Economic Industrial and Cultural Organisation (SEICO) observed Guru Purnima Mahotsav at the community hall of Singjamei Chanam Pukhri Mapal today. Bharat Swabhiman Trust and Pantanjari Yoga Samiti general secretary Hillary Langhu, N.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

NPF urges Guv

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Naga People’s Front (NPF), Manipur State Unit has submitted a memorandum to Governor Syed Ahmed requesting him to intervene into formation of ADCs in the hill districts of the State. The party urged the Governor to direct the DCs to compl.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

VA penalises

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Pantilong Village Authority has penalised Nathaniel Kamson s/o (L) Phunjanglung Kamson for tarnishing the image of the village by committing a cyber crime. In a statement, the village authority said that Nathaniel was arrested by a team of.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Staff Reporter

Curfew cripples normal life

Jiribam (Imphal East), Jul 31: Normal life was largely affected by the 48 hours public curfew at Jiribam sub-division imposed by the JCILPS, Jiribam branch, our correspondent reports. The streets wore a deserted look as public transportations came to a h.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

Heavy rainfall, windstorm damage houses, crops

Chandel, Jul 31: Continuous rainfall and windstorms for the past six days at Chandel have damaged a number of houses, a Church and an under construction work shed of BRGF 2014-15 in TM Dingpi village under Khengjoy Sub-division, Chandel, a statement infor.....

1-Aug-2015 / Our Correspondent

The District Magistrates of Imphal East and Imphal West have issued orders relaxing curfew from 5 am to 8 pm on July 28

The District Magistrates of Imphal East and Imphal West have issued orders relaxing curfew from 5 am till 8 pm on July 27

Curfew in Imphal East and West has been relaxed from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday