Cong goes hammer and tongs against BJP-led Govt

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2: The Indian National Congress (INC) has lambasted the State’s BJP-led Government for condoning and not disqualifying the 12 MLAs who earlier served as Parliamentary Secretaries even after knowing that keeping them as MLAs is both illegal and unconstitutional.  Speaking to media persons at their New Delhi office today, AICC spokesman Dr Abhishek Singhvi said that the BJP-led Government has started another game of delay after the matter of disqualifying ..

Porompat DC road turned into a dumping site

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : Mismanagement of waste by the authorities concerned as well as people has turned a section of the Porompat DC road from Ayangpalli crossing to Central Dairy Plant into a dumping site.Not only the roadsides are filled with filth, the middle of road is also littered with feathers of poultry, scales of fishes and disposed intestinal parts, thanks to dogs and cats.The road which is vital for many villages in the district is plied daily by people, students and office ..

Police foil protest against Feb 27 killing

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2: A minor scuffle broke out between a group of civilians and police at Naorem Leikai today as the civilians gathered to stage a protest demonstration demanding befitting punishment of all the people involved in the killing of Rajkumar Khasper.As people gathered this afternoon at Naorem Leikai Penakhongbam Pareng community hall to stage a protest demonstration under the aegis of the JAC Against the Brutal Killing of RK Khasper and Wounding of Seven Persons, police ..

Alleged extra-judicial killings of 2006 Court refers case back to CBI

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2: The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal East has referred back the 2006 case of alleged extrajudicial killing of Sagolsem Vikram and Nongdam Khumanthem Diwan to the CBI directing it to further investigate and cons..

8 test positive

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : After registering a single positive case yesterday, eight new COVID-19 positive cases were detected today at JNIMS, RIMS, Imphal West, Escent Diagnostics and Raj Medicity.A press release issued by Additional Director (..

Ministerial team visits colleges, absentees to face music

IMPHAL, Mar 2 (DIPR): A team led by Education Minister S Rajen Singh visited several colleges and schools today. The team visited Malom Megha Government High School, Nambol Higher Secondary School, Oinam Girls’ Government High School, Royal Academy ..

Mass anti-drugs rally on Mar 7

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2: A mega rally against drugs will be held on March 7, said Committee of Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK) president Jeetendra Ningomba today.Speaking to media persons at the committee’s office, Jeetendra said the ma..

Found hanging

THOUBAL, Mar 2: A 28-year-old man was found hanging at Khangabok Cherapur High School, under Thoubal police station today, reports our correspondent.The deceased has been identified as Laishram Jatramacha, son of  L Buddha of Khangabok Moirangpalli K..

AMRPSWA seeks Government attention

IMPHAL, Mar 2: Government should look into the number of schools opening up in the state which are not recognised by the relevant authority and do not follow requisite rules and regulations.All Manipur Recognised Private Schools' Welfare Association (AMRP..

'Repair Pallel to Aimol Khullen road'

Our CorrespondentIMPHAL, Mar 2: The road starting from Pallel Bazar leading to Aimol Khullen is in a deplorable state since the authorities concerned have not taken up any measures to repair it despite repeated complaints by the locals.Speaking to media p..

TUC urges passenger vehicles in Thangmeiband area to reduce fare

IMPHAL, Mar 2: All diesel auto rickshaws and e-rickshaws should charged fare at the standing rate prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) said this today after a resolution to reduce the fare which was increased during the pandemic ..

PHE Minister inspects development projects at Senapati

SENAPATI, Mar 2: Conducting physical inspection of all the ongoing  mega projects in Senapati district, PHE Minister Losii Dikho visited the work site at Senapati district headquarters Water Supply Scheme with a team of engineers from PHE Department...

Eye screening camp held

IMPHAL, Mar 2Shija Eye care Foundation in association with NPCB (NHM) and Keishampat Thiyam Leikai Development Committee jointly organised a comprehensive eye camp at Keishampat Thiyam Leikai today.77 patients were examined for eye related problems. Eight..

Power shutdown

IMPHAL, Mar 2: Manipur State Power Company Limited notified that there will be a shutdown of 33 KV Thoubal-Kasom Khullen transmission line on March 4 from 9 am to 4pm for jungle cutting...

Federation of All Tribal Youth Clubs Manipur alleges

IMPHAL, Mar 2: Officials of the Forest department have misused funds provided by the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA). Federation of All Tribal Youth Clubs Manipur said this at a press conference held today at Mani..

CM should intervene: FEGOCTA

IMPHAL, Mar 2The Chief Minister should intervene immediately to resolve the ongoing agitations and restore academic normalcy in the State.FEGOCTA said this in a statement issued today and added that the only solution to the ongoing agitation is adoption o..

Manipur classical dance workshop winds up

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : Month long workshop on 'Manipur Classical Dance' organised by North East Zone Cultural Centre and Lianda Folk and Classical Academy was concluded today.The closing ceremony that was organised today at the Golden Jubilee auditorium of Manipur Jagoi Marup at Lamboi Khongnangkhong was attended by L Kishorjit, secretary, State Kala Akademi and N Tiken, director, Progressive Artist Laboratory as presidium members.Dance dramas 'Taal Pravandha', 'Basanta Barnan' and 'Krishna ..

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Awareness programme on Prevention of Substance and Drug abuse held

IMPHAL, Mar 2 (DIPR)A programme on 'Awareness on Prevention of Substance & Drug Abuse' organized jointly by the District Administration Imphal East, District Social Welfare Officer, Imphal East and Apunba Luwangsangbam Clubs was held at Luwangsangbam ..

Diktats to suspend publication for 6 months to newspaper case Cops crack whip, 7 pulled up so far

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 1 : After four individuals were pulled up for issuing a dikat banning the publication of Poknapham daily for six months, two more were apprehended yesterday.The two arrested yesterday have been identified as  Wahengbam (N) Heirang-khongbam (O) Ibecha Devi (48) of Lairenjam Makha Leikai and Laitonjam (N) Yumnam (O) Indubala Devi (47) of Nambol Thongkha.They were produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West today and the Court remanded them ..

Infernos reduce 2 houses to cinders

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Mar 1 : Raging fires reduced two houses to cinders and properties worth lakhs went up in smoke in two separate incidents at Kangpokpi district in the last few days. A raging fire suspected to be from an electric short circuit reportedly burnt down the residential house of Paominthang Chongloi at Ichaigojang village in Saikul sub division of Kangpokpi district on February 25 morning at around 8.30.Household properties save for a few bags of paddy were completely reduced ..

HC dismisses

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 1: The petition filed by Dr Nimaichand Luwang who contested the State Assembly election held in 2017 on BJP ticket in Andro AC against his Congress rival Th Shyamkumar on the ground that there were alleged errors in the no..

Disqualification demand of 12 MLAs Cong to ‘spill beans’ to National media

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 1: Following a directive from the Supreme Court to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to submit a reply within four weeks regarding the inordinate delay in disqualifying the 12 MLAs of the State who were earlier appoin..

CM Biren wants Bose statue at Moirang

NEW DELHI, Mar 1 Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has requested the Central Government to construct a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Moirang where the Indian National Army (INA) flag was first hoisted.The Chief Minister told ThePrint in an in..

Four held with heroin

IMPHAL, Mar 1 : Acting on a tip-off, police teams under the supervision of SP Thoubal, Dr S Ibomcha conducted frisking at Wangjing-Heirok crossing and intercepted a car carrying substances suspected to be heroin along with a sum of Rs 64,250 at around 3 p..

Akham bridge

Imphal, Mar 1 (DIPR) : Works Minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh today laid the foundation stone for construction of Akham bridge in the presence of Education Minister, S Rajen Singh at Akham under Lamsang Assembly Constituency.Speaking to media persons, Bis..

3482 more receive vaccine shot

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 1: With 3482 people vaccinated against COVID-19 today, the total number of people who have received Covishield shots in the State has reached 52,327.Of all the people who have been vaccinated so far, 29,760 are health care..

Fire damages house

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 1: An accidental fire partially damaged a house located at Soibam Leikai, Ahongei Leirak, Imphal East district under Porompat police station this evening.Together with local people, firefighters of Manipur Fire Service dou..

Clash of neighbours over old tiff takes ugly turn, two picked up One killed, three injured in firing

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 28 : One teenager was killed while three others sustained injuries in a violent clash between two groups of neighbours at Naorem Leikai Amujao (Sofa) Leirak, Imphal West district under Singjamei police station.A violent clash erupted between the two groups purportedly over an old animosity or disagreement at around 11.30 pm yesterday.The clash turned deadly as one group resorted to firing which killed one teenager and injured three others.This led to burning of the ..

Nishikant reaches out with water storage tanks

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 28 : Conti-nuing his philanthropic endeavour, intending General Assembly candidate and owner of The Sangai Express, Nishikant Singh Sapam gifted water storage tanks to 64 households of 42 Leikais (localities) today.Nishikant distributed the water storage tanks at a function organised by Teng-bang Marup, Keishamthong at Moirangpurel community hall, Kwakeithel. The 64 households received one 500 litre capacity water storage tank each.L Chaoba, of Kei-shamthong Longjam ..

Moreh erupts in protest against bomb blast Total shutdown imposed on border town

Our CorrespondentTENGNOUPAL, Feb 28: Meetei Council Moreh and several organisations imposed a total shutdown in Moreh today after a hand grenade exploded at De-Khunai Resort Hotel at Moreh bazar yesterday.The shutdown however was suspended late in the evening today.The hand grenade, reportedly lobbed by unknown assailant(s)  exploded at around 6.53 pm yesterday at the main gate of the resort, owned by Meetei Council Moreh president Mayanglambam Thoiba. The blast damaged portions of the gate and ..

Cong MLAs take Parl Secy case to Delhi

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 28: Following a directive given by the Supreme Court on the appointment of 12 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries to the Election Commission of India (ECI), many Congress MLAs have  gone to Delhi to pursue the matter wi..

Dr Vardhan opens new facilities at RIMS

IMPHAL, Feb 28 (PIB) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated several new medical facilities at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal today.Among the new facilities inaugurated today are a new MRI block wit..

FEGOCTA, AMCTA stick to cease work stand

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 28 : Despite hailing the assurance of Education Minister to adopt the UGC Regulations and to implement the 7th UGC Pay, the Federation of Government College Teachers' Association (FEGOCTA) has asserted that it will not cal..

Active cases drop to 33

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 28: The total number of COVID-19 active cases in the State has further declined to 33 even though two new positive cases were detected during the last 24 hours.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (He..

Scribes resume work

IMPHAL, Feb 28: After two days of cease-work strike called by the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM), media houses in Manipur resumed their work today.AMWJU and EGM had called the ceasework strike c..

Drugs seized

IMPHAL, Feb 28 : A combined team of 26 Assam Rifles F Coy Somrei Post and Kamjong district police team under the leadership of Additional SP Semmi Ramror; Inspector Dependson A Shimray, OC KKL PS; SI L Premkumar Singh, KKL PS; H/C, S Somarendro Singh and ..

Attack decried

IMPHAL, Feb 28: Womenfolk of Keishampat Aheibam Leirak staged a sit-in protest condemning “attack” at the residence of Republican Party of India (Athawale) Manipur State Committee president Mahesh Thounaojam yesterday.At the sit-in staged at t..

Session backs ST demand

IMPHAL, Feb 28 : The Guwahati Plenary Session of the World Meetei Convention today has resolved to ask the Centre to give Scheduled Tribe status to the Meetei community. The plenary session held at Shilpgram, Panjabari, Guwahati discussed several key issu..

Science has given us new light : S Rajen

IMPHAL, Feb 28 (DIPR)Science has given a new light to the society, said Education Minister S Rajen Singh while speaking as chief guest on the occasion of National Science Day 2021 held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) to..

ANSAM, KSO demand resumption of all classes

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Feb 28: Kuki Student Organisation-General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) and All Naga Student Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have urged the concerned authorities to re-open schools for all classes in Manipur.In a joint statement issued on..

Solo dance fest concludes

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 28: With mind-blowing Gouranga Roop and Radha Abhisar performances by a Kabui dancer and a Meitei Pangal  woman, the 8-day Manipuri Solo Dance Festival ‘Okchari Yeningtha’ concluded today.The festival whic..

Daily threatened again, scribes to protest today

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: Days after a grenade was lobbed inside the office of Poknapham daily, the media house has yet again been threatened not to publish newspapers for six months by an underground outfit, said All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) vehemently condemning the threats to press.The new threat to the media house came to light when AMWJU and EGM (Editors’ Guild Manipur) enquired Poknapham about the reason for not publishing today’s issue of the paper, ..

7th UGC Pay to be implemented : Rajen

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: In a bid to give a major relief to agitating college teachers, the Government has issued an order implementing the 7th UGC Pay, said Education Minister S Rajen today.He said the 7th UGC Pay will be effected from 1st of July this year.Speaking to media persons at his office at Old Secretariat, S Rajen said the order to implement the 7th UGC Pay was issued by the Commissioner (Higher and Technical Education) today.He said while the 7th Pay for 2016 January 1 to 2019 ..

33 communities pledge to end poppy cultivation

IMPHAL, Feb 25 (DIPR)Giving a significant boost to the State’s fight against drugs, 33 communities have pledged to end poppy plantations in the State today.Chief Minister N Biren Singh led the leaders and representatives of 33 different communities in taking a collective pledge to work together towards complete destruction of illegal poppy cultivation and checking illicit drug businesses. The event held under the banner ‘All Communities Convention for a Pledge Against Illegal Poppy Plantation&#..

RPF celebrates 42nd foundation day

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The proscribed RPF celebrated its 42nd foundation day as the Independence Demand Day at different locations today including its general headquarters, council headquarters, central bureau, different divisions of the central bureau, SR-1, SR-2, SR-3, SR-4, PLA’s general headquarters, tactical command, strategic command, 252 mobile battalion, other units, departments and stations.According to a press release issued by the outfit’s Publicity Secretary Roben Khuman, the party’s ..

Houses reduced to cinders at Tbl, Cdl

Our CorrespondentsTbl/Cdl, Feb 25 :Blazing infernos reduced two houses to ashes in separate incidents at Chandel and Thoubal district yesterday.The fire at Thoubal district gutted the house of a widow identified as Konsam ongbi Radharani (45), wife of Late Konsam Jane, at Charangpat Mayai Leikai. The fire is suspected to have started due to a  gas leak at around 6 pm. She had lit up candles as there was no electricity which suspectedly triggered the fire.Charangpat Gram Panchayat Ward No 5 Member, ..

Human activities threaten Zaimeng Lake

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25 : Zaimeng Lake, located on high altitude and which has a unique ecosystem of its own has been pushed to a very precarious situation on account of wanton human activities.Zaimeng Lake is located 2215 metres above sea level within Kangpokpi district on the extended range of Koubru mountain. The lake’s water volume has decreased drastically over the years and most parts of the lake is almost dry during winter.Except for its immediate banks, the surrounding hill ..

Discrepancies suspected in SMAM implementation

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: Several quarters have raised strong suspicion of discrepancies in the process of implementing the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM).Taking due note of the fact that India is largely an agricultural count..

FEGOCTA, AMCTA reject ‘half baked’ UGC Pay order

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: Hours after the Higher Education Department issued an order implementing the 7th UGC Pay, the Federation of Government College Teachers’ Association (FEGOCTA) has rejected the same order asserting it was “i..

ATSUM raises election call again

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25 : The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) along with the people will launch stringent agitation if the notification to hold ADC (Autonomous District Council) elections is not issued at the earliest, said th..

Fuel price hike protested

IMPHAL, Feb 25: A sit in protest was staged at the complex of Irabot Bhavan today organised by Communist Party of India, Manipur State Council (CPI, MSC) against the hike in fuel prices.L Sotinkumar, State secretary of CPI, Dr M Nara Singh National Execut..

Autonomy cannot determine Manipur’s future: RPF-II

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: A report published recently by EU DisinfoLab, an NGO based in Brussels, revealed that two big video news agencies of India namely; Srivastava Group (SG) and Asian News International (ANI) opened 265 sites in 65 countri..

Poppy plantations destroyed

IMPHAL, Feb 25: As a part of the ongoing campaign 'War against Drugs', a joint team of Kangpokpi District Police, NAB, Forest Department of Kangpokpi and SDO Tujangvaichong destroyed poppy plants today at Makui Hill range under the jurisdiction of Kangpok..

Drug peddlers apprehended

IMPHAL, Feb 25A combined team of CDO Thoubal and Lilong Police Station arrested two drug peddlers on February 23.The arrested drug peddlers are Khursida Begum (28) and Sumabi (26) of Lilong Ushoipokpi Tharaorok and 78.6 grams of heroin (No 4), 1258 Spasmo..

Shiv Sena eyes more candidates

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: Shiv Sena has been planning to field a fair number of candidates in the next State Assembly election which is due in early 2022, according to the party’s National organiser and North East observer Dilip Panicker...

'State Govt yet to submit UCs of over Rs 8000 Cr'

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25 : The State Government is yet to submit around 5839 utilisation certificates amounting to Rs 8129.22 crore approximately, according to social researcher Serto Tondana Kom.Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club ..

SoO extended

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The Suspension of Operations (SoO)  between United People's Front (UPF), Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and the Government  has been extended for another 6 months with effect from today till August 31,2021 based on mutual under..

2,535 more receive vaccine shots

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 25: A total of 2,535 frontline workers were immunised today taking the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 to 45,949 including 29,722 healthcare workers, said Government report on COVID-19.Meanwhile, 3 perso..

Shirui jolted

UKHRUL, Feb 25 : An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Shirui on Thursday, informed the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 9.19 am today."Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.3, occurred on 2..

FEGOCTA pooh-poohs verbal assurance

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 24 : Teachers respect the Education Minister, but they cannot trust his assurance, said the Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA) which has been spearheading the demand for implementation of the 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.In a statement issued to the press today, FEGOCTA asserted that the request of the Education Minister to wait till the middle of March is another tactic to delay the implementation of 7th UGC Pay.The college ..

Eco-Tourism Project opened at Cheirao Ching

IMPHAL, Feb 24 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated Eco Tourism Project at Thangmeiband Cheirao Ching in Imphal West district today. The project was developed under Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme, DoNER Ministry.Speaking at the occasion, N Biren Singh said that people in Manipur used to live amidst tensions within the confines of their homes and there was limited leisure in life. However, with improvement in the law and order situation in the past few years, the Government ..

CM inaugurates buyer-seller meet

IMPHAL, Feb 24 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a Conference cum Buyer Seller Meet at Hotel Imphal, North AOC today. The meet was organized by Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited, Department of Textiles, Commerce and Industry, Government of Manipur.Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, N Biren Singh said that the State Government had been putting in tireless efforts to make Manipur a self reliant State under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat ..

Autonomy cannot determine Manipur’s future: RPF-I

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 24 : The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) has categorically stated autonomy given within the Constitution of India can never determine the future of Manipur.  “Other than complete independence..

Clay Khongsai promoted to ADGP

IMPHAL, Feb 24: Senior IPS officer Clay Khongsai has been promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police with immeidate effect. The State Government has issued an order to this effect today. Clay Khongsai is from the 1996 batch of IPS officers...

Active cases rise to 41 from 36 in 24 hrs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 24: After the total number of COVID-19 active cases in the State dropped to 36 yesterday, the figure climbed to 41 today as seven people were found infected by the virus during the last 24 hours while two Covid patients we..

11 more absent teachers suspended

IMPHAL, Feb 24 (DIPR)Eleven more Government school teachers have been placed under suspension for not attending school. Orders in this regard were issued by the Directorate of Education(S) today. The suspended teachers include nine from Lamlong Higher Sec..

Suo moto case

IMPHAL, Feb 24: Taking serious note of normal classes being disrupted following the class boycott agitation launched by teachers, the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has taken up a suo moto case.After registering the suo moto case, the MHRC has ask..

WMC session

IMPHAL, Feb 24 : The Guwahati Plenary Session 2021 of the World Meetei Convention (WMC) will be held at Shilpgram, Panjabari on February 28.Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh and Deputy Chairm..

Minor held with drugs

IMPHAL, Feb 24: Imphal West district commandos arrested two alleged drug smugglers including a minor along with 2 lakh WY tablets at Khumbong bazar at around 8.30 pm yesterday.While one is a minor, the other arrested individual has been identified as Lang..

Status quo would be maintained, says Joseph Pauline Kamson

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul,  Feb 24: Deputy Commissioner Ukhrul, Joseph Pauline Kamson today assured the student community of Ukhrul Higher Secondary school (UHSS) and Hunphun villagers that the status quo would be maintained and will preserve the educational institution from any individual or organization's interference.A protest was staged today by the students of  UHSS and Hunphun villagers today at Viewland to prevent the erection of boundary pillars by Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL).A brief confrontatio..

AMGSU visits Moreh under Ghar Ghar Niranjan

Our CorrespondentMOREH , Feb 24: The All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union under its Ghar Ghar Niranjan initiative visited Moreh yesterday to spread awareness on the rich culture and history of Manipur Gorkhas.The 9th friendly football match under the Ghar G..

Koide Union urges better requisition of new alignment for alternative NH-2

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Feb 24: Drawing the attention of the authority concerned and the State Government, the Koide Union sought the requisition of new alignment for the proposed Karong-Kedima Road (Alternative NH-2) starting from a place, Khiirei to ..

ZUF wishes on the eve of '10th Rising Day'

IMPHAL, Feb 24Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) wished Zeliangrong people on the occasion of 10th Rising day which falls on February 25.Zeliangrong people are not related by temporary alliance but by birth as well as kin tribes eminence, said a statement iss..

'Umang Lai' carries message for protection and preservation of nature: Leishemba Sanajaoba

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 24: 'Umang Lai' carries not only religious ideology but also carries a message for protection and preservation of nature.MP Leishemba Sanajaoba said this at the foundation stone laying programme of 'Ibudhou Chajinglakpa Pu..

Schedule for Class XII examination will be announced soon: S Rajen

IMPHAL, Feb 24Schedule for Class XII examination will be announced soon.Education Minister S Rajen said this at the first meeting of the new members of Council of Higher Education Manipur (COHSEM) held yesterday.COHSEM expressed gratitude to the Minister ..

Police fine SOPs violators

IMPHAL, Feb 24The Police Department continued the crack down on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the State Government and the State Disaster Management Authority in connection with COVID-19 pandemic, including failure to wear mask in pub..

Police complaint filed

IMPHAL, Feb 24: A police complaint has been filed at Moreh police station alleging residential properties of a resident at Zion Veng Moreh Ward No 7 were destroyed by four suspected cadres of Kuki National Army (KNA).The police complaint filed by one Nemz..

Denial of prosecution sanction by Ministry of Defence CJM seeks guidance from High Court of Manipur

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Imphal West has sought clarification and guidance from the High Court of Manipur regarding fake encounter killings involving defence personnel and denial of prosecution sanction against the accused by the Ministry of Defence.As per a directive of the Supreme Court, CBI has been investigating the alleged fake encounter killing of one Pheiroijam Sanajit in the intervening night of May 30 and 31, 2004 at Khurkhul Phumlou.After ..

Governor notes services of AR, police

IMPHAL, Feb 23 (DIPR)Governor Dr Najma Heptulla handed over citation and Certificate of Appreciation for the year 2020 to different units of Assam Rifles, State Police and individuals at a solemn function organised by Governor’s Secretariat at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, today.The citation and Certificate of Appreciation were handed over to the respective Commandants and Superintendents of Police of 15 Assam Rifles, 31 Assam Rifles, 38 Assam Rifles, 39 Assam Rifles, 42 Assam Rifles, 43 Assam Rifles, ..

‘No card issued to Independent journalist’

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Feb 23 : Taking note of the report which appeared in The Sangai Express under the heading ‘Scribe barred’, the State Assembly Secretariat has clarified that no press gallery card was issued to an individual Grace Jajo, Independent journalist, but to one Grace Jajo, a Reporter (temporary) of The Aja  daily...

Compulsory Covid testing

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23 : Taking note of the  second wave of COVID-19 in some States of the country, the Health Director has notified that all incoming passengers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will uindergo COVID-19 testing on their arrival at BT Airport from February 24. ..

Assembly explains why scribe barred

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23 : The Assembly has today clarified that Grace Jajo, a reporter (temporary) of The Aja daily was barred from entering the State Assembly and covering the Budget Session yesterday for her Facebook post which amounts to &#..

Active cases drop to 36

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: Amid rising second wave of COVID-19 in some States, the number of active cases in Manipur has further reduced to 36 as 16 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.The number of fresh infections also remai..

One gets 7 yrs RI

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: In connection with a violent incident which took place on November 22, 2013 in which Dolly Reang of Ramke-Klulong village, Tousem sub-division was killed while three others sustained injuries, one Raju Bishnupriya (33)..

Mirabai stresses need to still be on guard

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23: Apart from distributing face masks to vendors as well as customers, MLA AK Mirabai has started installing hand sanitiser boxes around the four women market complexes of Khwairamband including the temporary market shed...

BJYM meet

IMPHAL, Feb 23 : An executive committee meeting of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), State unit was held today at  MDU hall here under the aegis of the BJYM Imphal Central District.Speaking at the meeting, BJYM State unit president Koijam Ramkrish..

Create ADCs call

IMPHAL, Feb 23: The pending elections of the Autonomous District Councils may be boycotted if ADCs are not created for Pherzawl, Kamjong, Noney and Tengnoupal district, said Demand Committee on Creation of the ADCs today.Speaking to reporters at Manipur P..

Teachers suspended

IMPHAL, Feb 23 (DIPR): Eight Government teachers posted at Lamdeng Government High School under Lamsang Assembly Constituency have been suspended for not attending school today.The teachers were found absent while Education Minister S Rajen Singh paid a s..

IPSA organises campaign for emotional tie and common development

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23 : International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) organised a programme "Campaign for emotional tie and common development" at Manipur Press Club, today.The programme was attended by Chairman MANIDCO, MLA Dr Radheshyam Yumnam; IPSA president, Joychandra Konthoujam ;  advisor, H Ibotombi Khuman; Village Authority, Hunphun, Ukhrul, Ningngam Zimik; chief of Neihsial Veng village, Churachandpur, Doukosat  Neihsial, chief of Kabhi Khul, Kamei Poudenlung Kabui ..

'Establish film corporation'

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 23 : Manipur Film Journalists and Critics Association (MFJCA) president Manindra Konsam has urged the State Government and authority concerned to establish a film corporation in the State for promoting the Manipuri film in..

Village informs

IMPHAL, Feb 23: The secretary and headman of Chadong village has urged the Government to complete the compensation of R&R packages and also the economy packages to 646 bonafide and genuine beneficiaries.In a statement today, they said any process/pack..

Schedule for admission test for RIMC announced

IMPHAL, Feb 23Directorate of Education (S) informed that the qualifying examination for admission to Class VIII in the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun for the 2022 term will be held at Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School on June 5, 202..

Police fine SOP violators

IMPHAL, Feb 23The Police Department continued the crack down on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the State Government and the State Disaster Management Authority in connection with COVID-19 pandemic, including failure to wear mask in pub..

Directorate informs

IMPHAL, Feb 23Directorate for Welfare of OBC and SC informed that applications from eligible individuals belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) communities of the State in prescribed format for availing assistance under 'Income Generating Activity' (IGA) schem..

22 join BJP in Heirok

Our CorrespondentThoubal, Feb 23 : Altogether 22 'Congress supporters' from Heirok Ngarouthel Leikai joined BJP, today.Heirok AC MLA, Dr Th Radheshyam welcomed them by presenting the party's saffron-coloured caps and shawls.At the felicitation event, Dr R..

Village chairman appeals

NONEY, Feb 23: Haochong village chairman Chari Bariam has appealed to the Government to complete construction of the Haochong TD Block office in Noney district  at the earliest.If the constriction work is not completed at the earliest, all works rela..

Ceasefire doesn’t cover Manipur : Biren

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: Chief Minister N Biren has categorically asserted on the floor of the State Assembly that the ceasefire pact signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) does not cover Manipur.Replying to a query raised by MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur today, the Chief Minister remarked that the Indo-Naga peace talk is a very complicated, decades old issue and it has been vexing the masses.It is a natural phenomenon that Governments come and go but all the Governments have ..

Ibobi counsels on deficit budget

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22: Although there is not much to be worried about the current financial year’s deficit budget, the Government needs to be very careful and meticulous, said ex-Chief Minister and Opposition leader Okram Ibobi.He made this statement while discussing the Manipur Appropriation Bill in the State Assembly today.Ibobi pointed out that the amount projected in the budget estimate for 2020-21 is Rs 1363 crore whereas the amount which would be utilised by March 31 as per ..

Police fire tear gas shells to foil students rally

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 22 : State police fired tear gas shells in clashes with students of DM University protesting the suspension of classes at the varsity gate today.Numerous students of the DM University took out a rally inside the varsity campus at around 10.30 am and later attempted to march towards the State Assembly through the southern gate of DM College.However, their effort was hindered by the State police  already deployed at the area who fired smoke bombs. The students also ..