Retired employees still listed in CPIS database : CAG report

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: A number of employees who had retired from different departments of the State Government are still listed in the computerised information system (CPIS) database, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.It further pointed out that the retired employees could not be removed from the database as there were certain errors at the time of creating the database which is kept at the Directorate of Management Information System (MIS).The ..

Steps on to save Pumlen Pat, Khoidum Pat

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: The State Government has been working to restore Pumlen Pat and Khoidum Pat so that local fish species which had disappeared from the two wetlands and the State are re-generated, claimed Loktak Development Authority (LDA) Chairman L Sushindro.Together with Hiyanglam AC MLA Dr Radheshyam Yumnam and LDA officials, L Sushindro today made a spot assessment of Pumlen Pat as well as all streams/canals which drain into it.Sushindro said that many indigenous fish species ..

Kitchen gardening grabs attention of the health conscious

Laishram ShamungouIMPHAL, Feb 23: Nutritional gardens can provide a way out of the chronic dependence on vegetables grown with excessive use of fertilizers and this in turn will enable one to lead a healthy life.Whereas the population has been growing continuously, space available for growing vegetables has been shrinking reciprocally particularly in urban areas.As such, most of the people residing in urban areas are dependent on vegetables grown in rural areas. In order to meet the growing demand ..

MLA studies power situation at border villages

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, Feb 23 : A team comprising of Ukhrul AC MLA Alfred Arthur Kanngam and Executive Director (ED) of MSPCL Shantikumar including staff visited the eastern border villages under Kamjong district and took stock of the power situation in the region yesterday.The visiting team interacted with the villagers of Zingsui, Mapum and Pushing in order to ascertain the condition of electric supply and understand their grievances.The villagers expressed resentment against the Power Department ..

One held in Class XI question paper leak scam

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: Cyber Crime Police Station, CID Crime Branch Manipur, yesterday evening, arrested a management staff of Dineshwori Higher Secondary School, Canchipur, in connection with the leakage of question papers of Class XI exami..

Researcher picks holes in State budget

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: The State Budget 2020-2021 leaves no hope for job seekers/youth of Manipur as more priority has been given to those areas with little scope of job creation, claimed social researcher Serto Tondana Kom today, further ex..

Social scientist slammed for his take on women

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: RISE, a body formed by women working in various fields, has strongly condemned the statement recently made by Dr Dhanabir Laishram, regarding childbirth and women in general.Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press C..

IFM points to sorry state of RLIs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: Pointing out the sorry state of River Lift Irrigation (RLI) system constructed at different parts of the State and their failure to irrigate agricultural land, the Irabot Foundation, Manipur (IFM) has urged legislators..

ZB rejects Pan Naga Hoho demand

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: The Zeliangrong Baudi (ZB), Assam, Manipur and Nagaland and its frontal organizations Zeliangrong Pui Baudi, Zeliangrong Youth Front and All Zeliangrong Students Union, have rejected the demand of NSCN (IM) for Pan Nag..

Naga body for early solution

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: The Naga Intellectual Forum on Sunday submitted a representation to Prime Minister Modi urging him to take personal interest to settle the Indo-Naga peace talk 'once and for all.'The forum in its representation pointed..

CADA scoffs at MDA

IMPHAL, Feb 23: The Committee Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) has lashed out at Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) stating that supporting the legalisation of ganja/cannabis just to gain political mileage is highly condemnable and totally uncalled for.A s..

Road mishaps claim four

IMPHAL, Feb 23: At least four individuals, including a young woman, were killed in various road mishaps which occurred in the State.At around 9 am today, a 20 year old woman was fatally struck by a truck at Thangmeiband Watham Leirak. The victim has been ..

RAMO appeals

IMPHAL, Feb 23: The Rilram Area Maring Organisation (RAMO), Tengnoupal block has appealed the State Government to implement the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) which has not been implemented since 2017.Neglecting to execute the BADP is deprivatio..


IMPHAL, Feb 23: An individual was electrocuted after he tried to dislodge some wires which got tangled on his tractor at a fish farm located at Mayang Imphal yesterday.According to a source, the deceased, identified as one Thongam Dinku Singh (21) s/o Th ..

Saving MU from the clutches of AP Pandey is a significant achievement : O Joy

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: Claiming that the dismissal of Manipur University Vice Chancellor AP Pandey from his post is a huge win for the people of Manipur, veteran politician O Joy has stated that saving the university from Pandey's clutches i..

Don’t keep question leakage scam under a cover : DESAM, AIMS

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: Following the leakage of class XI question paper leakage recently, the Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and the Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS) have cautioned that they will not remain silen..

Khongjom Parva festival kicks off

IMPHAl, Feb 23 : Kanglei Sheishaklon Shindamshang (KSS) kicked off a two day State level festival of Khongjom Parva under the aegis of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ministry of Culture, GoI, at Nongpok Ingkhol, Pureiromba Leikai, Konung Mamang today...

Huge crowds throng Shumang Leela Shanglen, many inconvenienced due to space constraints

IMPHAL, Feb 23 : In connection with the celebration of 48th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival, which started on February 12, hundreds of people thronged Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen today to watch Shumang Leela, 'Nacha Lanjade Ema'...

Thongjao Village selected for pottery mission

Thoubal, Feb 23: Thanks to commendable efforts from Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIB), Thongjao Village under Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency has been selected for "Pottery Mission"..

9th Triennial Fellowship of TNBA concludes

Senapati, Feb 23: The 4 day 9th Triennial Fellowship of Thangal Naga Baptist Association (TNBA) concluded at Mayangkhang Baptist Church, today...

Police seize liquor

THOUBAL, Feb 23: A combined team of OC Nongpok Sekmai and CDO Thoubal seized 1225 litres of DIC liquor from two individuals while checking vehicles at Pechi Chinglak, today, reports our correspondent..

Stop using front name, warns ZUF

IMPHAL, Feb 23: The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has resolved to take stringent actions against those who are involved in kidnapping officials of Simplex Company from Taobam, Tamenglong District for ransom in the name of ZUF...

Tashi Mapao Khangminnasi Eikhoi held

KAKCHING, Feb 23: Jana Neta Irabot Ningshing Lup Kakching organised Tashi Mapao Khangminnasi Eikhoi at Irabot Park Kakching bazar Sunday evening...

Water pumps, sprinklers distributed

BISHNUPUR, Feb 23: Eleven beneficiaries were distributed water pump sets and sprinklers, under the initiative of Moirang AC MLA P Sharatchandra Singh as part of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchaya Yojana (PMKSY) 2019-20...

BBC conducts thanksgiving programme

Jiribam, Feb 23: Bidyanagar Benevolent Club,(BBC), Jiribam organised a thanksgiving programme for Manipur Food Industry Co-operation Limited Vice-chairman, K Sarat Kumar Singh yesterday at its club premises...

Committee questions road quality

CCPur, Feb 23: The Tipaimukh Road Diversion Development Committee (TRDDC) has questioned the quality of works along the 7 km long stretch from Songpi to Churachandpur Police Station...

Ex-Minister inaugurates school kitchen, boarding & bathroom complex

BISHNUPUR, Feb 23: Ex-Minister N Mangi Singh on Sunday inaugurated kitchen, boarding and bathroom complex of Kumbi Sandhong Upper Primary School, Kumbi, Bishnupur district...

Civil Secretariat Furniture purchased but building still incomplete

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: Furniture items worth Rs 14.77 crore were purchased for the Civil Secretariat but they have not been used yet as the construction work of the Civil Secretariat is still incomplete even after several years.A report published by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India  pointed out that there was no proper planning in purchasing the furniture items and there was no immediate requirement for them. The CAG report also points out lackadaisical attitude ..

NSCN-IM cadre freed, NH-2 blockade called off

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Feb 22: The indefinite NH-2 blockade imposed on Friday was called off  early today at around 1.30 am after the release of arres-ted NSCN-IM cadre, Gideon.Gideon, who was reportedly released from a police station located in Imphal, reached Senapati district headquarters at around 3.30 am and was handed over to civil bodies.All stranded vehicles including commercial and private vehicles were given free passage after the news of release of Gideon was confirmed by the frontal ..

CM meets citizens on Meeyamgi Numit, Hill Leaders' Day

Imphal, Feb 22 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh attended to complaints and grievances of people at the joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here today.Hundreds of people turn-ed up to air their grievances to the Chief Minister on the joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day. First preference was giv-en to differently-abled per- sons, widows, and aged people to hear and resolve their grievances and issues. N Biren Singh personally ..

Jiri-Imp railway tunnel no 4 inaugurated

Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: Tunnel No 4 of the Jiribam-Imphal railway line  was inaugurated by Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav  at Marangching village today.North East Frontier Railway General Manager Sanjve Roy, COA/C/I/MLG Mohan Lal and VCCL North East Vertical Head SK Maulali were also present at the event.Tunnel No 4 is 2265 metres long and it is the 2nd longest tunnel (out of 7) which will connect Tupul and Imphal.Speaking on the sideline of the event, VK Yadav said that the remaining ..

MACR bats for Child Policy

IMPHAL, Feb 22: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) has drawn the attention of the State Government and the legislators of the State to debate and discuss the draft State Child Policy which has been pending for a protracted period, and to approve..

Headmaster issues fake admit cards, terminated

Our CorrespondentCHURACHANDPUR, Feb 22: A Headmaster of a school in Churachandpur has been terminated from his service for allegedly issuing fake HSLCE (High School Lea-ving Certificate Exami- nation) admit cards.The Managing Board of EL Scism High School..

Leishiyo feted

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Member of Manipur Legislative Assembly, K Leishiyo has been awarded Ideal Youth MLA Award.He was among 16 lawmakers, including one from Mizoram, who were selected for the award during the 10th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.It may be noted that K Leishiyo was elected from Phungyar Assembly Constituency on Naga People's Front ticket.The award was sponsored by the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad Foundation. Apart from the Ideal Youth MLA ..

CII team calls on CM

Imphal, Feb 22 (DIPR): Officials of the Confe-deration of Indian Industry (CII) led by Chairman CII, North East Council and Ma-naging Director of Numa- ligarh Refinery Ltd SK Barua called on Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the Chief Minister’s Secre..

MU bodies thank Prez, MHRD

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Manipur University Teachers' Asso-ciation (MUTA), Manipur University Staff Association (MUSA) and Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) have expressed gratitude to the President of the country and Visitor of Manipur University, the MHRD..

Three expelled

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Atleast three students (one female and two males) were expelled from various examinations centres today for using mo-bile phones and imperso- nation during the Higher Secondary (Class XII) Examination 2020.A press release issued by the Sec..

Proclaimed absconder

IMPHAL, Feb 22: The Chief Judicial Magistrate has tagged one Md Abjan alias Sanatomba (36) s/o (Late) Md Ahamedjan of Kairang Mayai Leikai (Heingang PS) as a proclaimed absconder.The Court further directed the police to ensure that the individual is broug..

10th Medical Society Conference held

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: The 10th Medical Society Conference (MESOCON), 2020 was held at RIMS Jubilee Hall, Lamphelpat today, on the theme – Cancer: Challenges Ahead”.RIMS Director Professor A Santa Singh, Medical Superintendent Ch Arunkumar Singh and former Head of Department, Surgery, Professor SN Prasad, graced the function as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.In his speech, Professor Santa underscored the importance of research and publication works ..

MDA lauds Government

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: The Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) has lauded the Chief Minister's statement at the ongoing Assembly Session wherein he mentioned that the State Government is making preparations to switch the illegal poppy plantati..

MPP president in-charge questions

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: The president in charge of Manipur Peoples' Party (MPP), S Brojen has asked why the team led by self proclaimed interim president of the party L Krishnadas, is hesitant to investigate the funds used by the party during..

Police bust 4 liquor brewing units in Thoubal

Thoubal, Feb 22: Thoubal police under the supervision of SP Dr S Ibomcha Singh busted four liquor brewing units at Ukhongshang and its adjoining areas today and also seized 2kgs of ganja along with utensils used in brewing liquor...

Don't award bail on any conditions: JAC

Thoubal, Feb 22: Alleging that repeated attempts have been made to release the main accused of Okram Ningol Leishangthem ongbi Bidyarani death case on bail, the JAC formed in this matter appealed the authorities..

WBCC rescues two birds

THOUBAL, Feb 22: Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur conducted a drive to protect wildlife and migratory birds at various parts of Ikop Pat today, stated a press note from WBCC Manipur...

'History of Rohin-Wanglar Lineage' released

Chandel, Feb 22: A book entitled "History of Rohin-Wanglar Lineage", edited by W Phamward Monsang and W Somie Monsang was released on Friday at Liwa Khullen Village Community Hall, Chandel district...

CADA conducts academic awareness programme

THOUBAL, Feb 22 Continuing its drive against drug and alcohol, Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) conducted an academic awareness programme at Islamic Baby English School in Lilong Mairenkhun today...

Showroom inaugurated

BISHNUPUR, Feb 22: SDO/BDO Moirang, Ch Somarendro Singh and Pastor P Naocha Singh inaugurated an e-scooter showroom of BR Motors at Thamnapokpi, Bishnupur, today. The showroom is being opened under Wang E-Service and the e-vehicle is manufactured by Okinawa Auto-Tech Pvt.Ltd...

Training concludes

CHANDEL, Feb 22: A training programme for small poultry farmers organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Chandel under the aegis of Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) at Monsang Pantha Village concluded, today...

PDS agents demand honorariums

THOUBAL, Feb 22: PDS agents of Thoubal district urged the State Government to release their pending honorariums at the earliest...

CPI-MSC launches month long campaign to safeguard democracy

IMPHAL, Feb 22 : Acting on the resolution taken during the CPI Kolkata National Council meeting, a month long mass campaign was kicked off by Manipur State Council, CPI from Irawat Bhavan today with an objective..

National Book Trust certificate course concludes

IMPHAL, Feb 22 A two-week certificate course in Book Publishing, organised by National Book Trust (NBT), MHRD, GoI from February 10 concluded today at the Dept of Commerce, MU. ..

Promoting other disciplines of Art & Culture necessary: Jayantakumar

IMPHAL, Feb 22 : Manipur State Archives, Directorate of Art & Culture, GoM organised the 40th Archives Week celebration at GM Hall today...

Seminar on prevention & precaution of sexual harassment in workplace conducted

IMPHAL, Feb 22 Social and Cultural Advancement Foundation, Khurai, under National Commission for Women conducted a seminar on “Prevention and precaution of sexual harassment in workplace” at Nongpok Sanjenbam Khullen Community Hall yesterday...

Manipur drug dealers held in Kolkata ‘Party drugs’ worth Rs 2 Cr seized

Kolkata, Feb 21 (HT) Two alleged drug dealers from Manipur, who were travelling in a car registered in Assam, were arrested by the special task force of the Kolkata Police in the southern part of the city on Thursday. Yaba tablets worth Rs 2.3 crore in th..

President dismisses Prof AP Pandey as VC of MU

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 21: As recommended by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the President of India who is also the Visitor of Manipur University (MU) has dismissed Prof Adya Prasad Pandey from the post of MU Vice Chancellor.“Now, therefore, the President of India, on consideration of facts and material available on record and reply submitted by Prof Adya Prasad Pandey, Vice Chancellor (under suspension), Manipur University, in his capacity as the Visitor of Manipur University, ..

Confrontation between AR-NSCN (IM) continues, NH-2 closed indefinitely

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Feb 21: Alleging constant provocation, high-handedness by 34 Assam Rifles and denouncing arrest of an NSCN-IM cadre, the public in Senapati DHQs went on rampage on Friday afternoon and vandalised AR vehicles. NH-2 has been closed indefinitely. Shops remained shut as tension reigned high till late evening.Huge mob in hundreds armed with sticks and stones turned out at Mayangkhang along NH-2 and damaged some vehicles belonging to Assam Rifles convoy. Attempts to burn down ..

Govt moots legalisation of ganja plantation

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 21: Chief Minister N Biren today informed the Assembly that the State Government has been considering legalisation of ganja plantation at some selected places for industrial and medicinal purposes under protection.The Chief Minister made this statement on the floor of the House is response to a query raised by Kh Joykisan whether the Government was considering legalisation of ganja and if any action has been initiated against poppy cultivators.Biren said that following ..

SoO pact with UPF-KNO extended for six more months

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Feb 21: Suspension of Operation (SoO) pact between Government of India, Government of Manipur and the United People’s Front (UPF) and Kuki National Organization (KNO) was extended for another six months today at New Delhi.The SoO pact with the UPF and KNO was effective upto February 29, 2020. However, it was extended for six more months, ie till August 31, 2020 based on mutual understanding of all the parties at New Delhi today.Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary (NE), ..


Please refer to the news item under the caption ‘Meet our MP’ which appeared on the February 21 edition of this newspaper. It is hereby clarified that the sentence, ‘The same amount (Rs  5 crore) is provided for the Local MLA Develo..

IE cops seize IED weighing 3 Kgs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 21: Imphal East district commandos arrested an RPF/PLA cadre along with an IED weighing around 3 kilograms today.Displaying the seized IED and the arrested individual before media persons at Imphal East SP conference hall ..

RIMS organises meet on Covid -19

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 21: The State Level Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL), Department of Microbiology, RIMS, under DHR/ICMR, organised a one day CME programme on 'Preparedness for Covid-19 outbreak- an update' at RIMS jubilee ha..

Efforts on to book AR man : CM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 21: Chief Minister N Biren who is also in charge of Home Department today told the State Assembly that apart from registration of an FIR at Moreh police station, police have been working  to book the AR personnel who ..

O Joy recalls return of Red Lands to Manipur

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 21: Red Lands located in Shillong, which is valued at more than Rs 1000 crore today, is historically significant for Manipur. Yet, years of neglect have presented a threat to the very existence of this land, as it requires..

CAG report

IMPHAL, Feb 21: Raising concern at the lack of personal protection equipment for the workers who are operating at the Solid Waste Management Plant located at Lamdeng, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has lamented that such practice will ultima..

Verdict on Mar 20

IMPHAL, Feb 21: Session Judge, Imphal West, today, fixed March 20 for announcing the judgment in connection with the alleged rape and murder case of a junior research fellow of RIMS, following the final hearing of the eight year long trial.Today, all the ..

20 expelled on 2nd day of HSLC exam

IMPHAL, Feb 21: The Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) expelled 20 students on the second day of HSLC examination for impersonation and copying during the exams, stated BOSEM in a statement today.The expelled candidates were from Tengnoupal High..

House clears six demands for grants amounting to 4486,19,72,000

Imphal, Feb 21The Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed six demands for grant amounting to Rs. 4486,19,72,000 including Demand No.15 – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Rs 86,29,89,000), Demand No. 18 – Animal Husbandry and Veterinary including Dairy Farming (Rs 193,42,90,000), Demand No. 20 – Community and Rural Development (Rs. 2713,83,86,000), Demand No. 22 – Public Health Engineering (Rs. 1016,60,98,000), Demand No. 30 – Planning (Rs. 201,14,84,000) ..

AR disposes two world war-II bombs

Tengnoupal, Feb 21Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) disposed two WW- II bombs through demolition today.Unexploded artillery shell and mortar bomb of WW-II origin were recovered during excavation work undertaken for expansion of NH-102 in Tengnoupal PS premises on February 15, 2019 and Loisi village on March 18, 2019 respectively.Pursuantly, the police authorities of Tengnoupal PS approached Tengnoupal Bn on February 17, 2020 to dispose the recovered ..

Free eye screening camp organised

Kangpokpi, Feb 21Shija Eye Care Foundation, NPCB (NHM) and  Young Vaiphei Association (YVA), Leilon Block jointly organised a free eye screening and cataract surgery camp at Leilon Phaikot Community Hall, Kangpokpi district, said a statement of Y VA...

Wadi project launched at Ukhrul

Ukhrul, Feb 21: Dr KJ Satyasai, General Manager / OIC NABARD Manipur region today launched the Integrated Tribal Development Project ( Wadi) at Paorei village community hall, Ukhrul...