COCOMI says no to TC, states stand to Muivah

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23: A team of the Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) called on NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah at Hebron and categorically asked the rebel leader not to pursue any separate administrative unit for any particular ethnic community based on ethnicity.COCOMI spelt out its stand before the report that Territorial Councils may be created in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh as the final outcome of the ongoing peace talks between the NSCN (IM) and ..

BJP abusing Constitutional provisions : AICC

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has accused BJP of abusing Constitutional authorities, whether the Constitutional authority in question is the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly or the Governor.Speaking to media persons at Congress Bhavan here today, AICC general secretary Gaurav Gogoi noted that the MLA disqualification case of Manipur has been taking a very long time as it was taken to the Supreme Court on account of the failure of the Manipur Legislative ..

IED explosion rocks Imphal city, child hurt

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23: Despite heavy security and preventive measures taken up by the State police ahead of the Republic Day celebration, a powerful IED exploded in-front of the row of garment shops located at RIMS road, opposite S3 Coaching Centre, at around 4.45 am  today.An object suspected to be  the remote control device which set off the explosive was recovered from near Kasturi bridge later in the day, said sources.A minor girl, identified as one Mardhya Wangkhem from ..

Full dress rehearsal for R-Day held

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23: The full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day celebration was held today under heavy security measures, with participation of numerous security personnel, officials of various Government institutions and students of different schools and colleges. The rehearsal also marked the first participation from the 9th Mahila IRB Battalion female commando contingent and Cycle Patrol team of Kakching police.Asana Sarangthem (MPS), Assistant Director of Manipur Police Training ..

1 killed as truck rams roadside house

CCpur, Jan 23: One person was killed on the spot and two others were injured when a shaktiman truck rammed a road-side house after knocking down an electric post at Saikot village last night at about 8. The truck bearing registration no MN02 6636 reportedly hit an electric pole first, then rammed into a wooden house located not far from the road. The driver identified as Suonkhomang Haokip of Leijangkhopi and Jamkhosei Haokip of S Nabil village sustained varying degrees of injury in the incident but ..

UTPCM drive

IMPHAL, Jan 23: The United Tribal People's Council Manipur (UTPCM) has announced that it will launch an inspection drive at all the hill district headquarters and the subdivisions in a phasewise manner, to monitor how the various Government offices are fu..

Niti Aayog member

IMPHAL, Jan 23: Niti Aayog Member Dr VK Saraswat, arrived at Imphal and held a meeting with Chief Minister N Biren and other top officials of the State Government at the CM’s office today.An official source informed that Dr VK Saraswat, who came wit..

AR explanation shocks IPS Assn

IMPHAL, Jan 23: The IPS Officers' Association Manipur Chapter has expressed immense shock at the manner in which the lady IPS officer, who was allegedly harassed and assaulted by an Assam Rifles personnel at Khudengthabi checkpost on January 19, has been ..

National award to decorate IE DC

Imphal, Jan 23 (DIPR)The Election Commission of India is conferring Deputy Commissioner/District Election Officer (DEO) of Imphal East, Dr Rangitabali Waikhom with the “Best Electoral Practices Awards, 2019” under “Inclusive and Particip..

Biren moots IT for ILP

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23: Mooting the idea of roping in advanced technology in the process of implementing the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) and its related monitoring tasks, Chief Minister N Biren has asked IT professionals of the State to e..

CM launches GAT disposable cup

Imphal, Jan 23 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh today launched GAT cup, a single use disposable cups manufactured by Global Approaching Track, which is a private company based at Imphal.The launching ceremony was held at the Chief Minister’s offic..

Six NE rebel groups call total shutdown

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23 : As many as six North East insurgent groups including KYKL, KCP, Hynniutrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT), Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) and People’s Dem..

UPRFM calls 12 hours shutdown on Jan 26

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23 : Claiming that it makes no sense to celebrate the 71st Republic Day, the United People's Revolutionary Front of Manipur has announced a total shutdown on January 26 from 6 am to 6 pm.In a statement issued to the press,..

Awareness on Viral Hepatitis, screening & vaccination held

IMPHAL, Jan 23 : The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in association with Airports Authority of India (AAI) organised an awareness session on Viral Hepatitis, followed by a screening camp for Hepatitis B & C and vaccination against Hepat..

NFSA rice shortage likely to ease in Ukhrul

Mungchan Zimik.Ukhrul, Jan 23: The prolonged shortage of NFSA rice is likely ease following the intervention of Deputy Commissioner, Ukhrul.Conducting an independent investigation on the persistent complaints on shortage of NFSA rice and the inflated pric..

BJP rebuffs Congress allegations

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 23: Claiming that the ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the disqualification of Th Shyamkumar, who defected from the Congress, is not a mandamus, the BJP State unit has rebuffed the allegations made by Congress leaders..

MoU signed

IMPHAL, Jan 23 The State Government signed an MoU with ALS Satellite Private Limited for IAS coaching under the Chief Minister's Scholarship Scheme for civil services aspirants...

123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose observed

IMPHAL, Jan 23 : All India Forward Bloc Manipur State Committee observed the 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Manipur Press Club today...

3rd batch training on Biofloc technology and fish health management held

IMPHAL, Jan 23 : Directorate of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University Imphal organised the 3rd batch of the three days farmers training programme on "Biofloc technology and fish health management" at CAU Lamphelpat today...

CAU kicks off annual interface meeting

IMPHAL, Jan 23 : College of Agriculture, Imphal, under Central Agriculture University, kicked off the annual Interface Meeting at CAU Iroisemba campus today...

Month-long traffic awareness programme begins at Chandel

Chandel, Jan 23: Deputy Commissioner Chandel, Krishna Kumar and Chandel SP, N Modhunimai inaugurated a one month-long traffic awareness programme at Japhou Bazaar, Chandel District Headquarter, today. ..

SDFK joins boycott call of R-Day

KANGPOKPI, Jan 23: After KNF-N, a non-SoO Kuki militant outfit declared Republic Day boycotted in all Kuki inhabited areas, another non-SoO Kuki militant, Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK)..

Districts observe birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Jiri/ Bpr, Jan 23: The 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed at Latingkal Gram Panchayat of Jiribam District, today...

Training programme kick starts

Imphal, Jan 23: A 3-day special state-level training programme for the activists of Trade Union, being organised by Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Worker Education & Development, Ministry of Labour & Employment..

DRDA informs

Chandel, Jan 23: District Rural Development Agency Chandel has informed that the Government of India will implement EFMS (Electronic Fund Management System) under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment ..

Trust instituted

CCPUR, Jan 23: The Siktui Foundation Trust was today instituted at the residence of M Gouzamang, proprietor of Siktui Packaged Drinking Water and Siktui Farms and Resorts, to help those who can’t afford a decent education..

Entrepreneurial awareness programme begins

Churachandpur, Jan 23: Inaugural function of the 2-week entrepreneurial awareness programme being organised by Micro Small Medium Enterprises Development Institute, Imphal, Ministry of MSME, Govt of India..

Tata Trusts to set up Centre of Excellence : CM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22: Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed that Tata Trusts will set up a Centre of Excellence to provide free football class and schooling at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.He also conveyed that more astro turf football grounds will be developed in the State to be used for grooming football players through the efforts of Tata Trusts and All Manipur Football Association (AMFA).Speaking on the sidelines of inspecting the developmental works at Langjing Achouba Football ..

Cyber crime cops raise alert on card skimming fraud in SBI ATMs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22:  Expressing suspicion of ATM card skimming being carried out at SBI ATM booths across the State, the Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS) has urged the Assistant General Manager of SBI, Imphal, to do the needful immediately to prevent such fraud cases.The Additional SP (CID/CB)/OC of Cyber Crime PS, informed the AGM of SBI, Imphal that during the last few days, CCPS received 7 complaints pertaining to ATM card skimming fraud cases.The Addl SP stated that during ..

CorCom, ULFA impose shutdown on Jan 26

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22 : As in the past years, the Co-ordination Committee (CorCom) and ULFA have jointly called a boycott of the Republic Day celebration till 6 pm of January 26.A joint statement issued by the two outfits said that  Ind..

Harassment of lady IPS officer by AR man MSCW takes serious note of case

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22: Taking strong note of the assault and harassment of a lady IPS officer posted as SDPO Yairipok, by a Rifleman of 12 Assam Rifles 9 (D-Company) at Khudengthabi check post, the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) h..

Titan showroom inaugurated

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22 : A showroom of Titan Company Limited, 'World of Titan', was inaugurated at Thangmeiband along DM College road, today, by the company's Retail Watches and Wearables, Regional Business Manager, Jaikishen Mehta.The newly opened showroom is the first ever Titan showroom in Manipur and the 10th in the entire North East region.Apart from brands like Titan, Fastrack and Sonata, other international watch brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Anne Klein, Xylys are also available ..

MHRC spells out grievances

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, Jan 22 : Acting Chairperson of the Manipur Human Rights Commission, Khaidem Mani has sought the attention of the Government on the various needs of the commission to carry out its work efficiently.Reconstituted in August 2018,..

Structure collapse case of Airport report

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22: The inquiry committee, responsible for investigating the collapse  of the roof of an under construction mechanical workshop inside Bir Tikendrajit International Airport on September 18 last year, has opined that t..

GTVM every fortnight this year

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22: The Go To Village Mission of the State Government will be held every fortnight this year, said Government officials. The decision was taken during a meeting presided by Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu at Old Secretari..

Bravery award

CCpur, Jan 22 : Master Lalkansung, a 10-year old boy from Churachandpur, has been awarded the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievements -Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 (Bravery) during a solemn function held today at  Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, reports our correspondent.President Ram Nath Kovind, in the presence of various dignitaries, including Union Minister for Women & Child Development Smriti Irani presented the award to 22 children from various parts of the country.The ..

Minor raped

IMPHAL, Jan 22: In an incident that is as shocking as it was abhorrent, an 8 year old minor was allegedly raped by her own father at Takyel Khongbam, Imphal West.According to a source, the parents of the minor victim divorced around a year back and she ha..

Poppy plants destroyed

IMPHAL, Jan 22: A joint team of NAB, NCB and Chandel Police destroyed about 46 acres of poppy plantation at Lhangpikot hill range under Chakpikarong PS, Chandel district today.The team was led by ASP/NAB Saklemba RK and DSP Chandel Bimonchandra.An FIR has..

SIT constituted

IMPHAL, Jan 22: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate the alleged assault and molestation of a lady IPS officer and her escort party by one Rifleman of 12 Assam Rifles D-Company at Khudengthabi check post on January 19.The..

JNIMS residents protest, Director clarifies

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22 : Condemning the action of JNIMS Director Dr Thongam Bhimo, members of Assistant Professors Senior Resident and Associate Professor (APSRA) Committee, JNIMS, staged a sit in protest at the hospital complex today.Speaking to media persons, general secretary of the committee, Dr Bikram explained that there are doctors who have completed their PGs and are in service for the past 6 to 7 years, while some have been in the service for even nine years.The committee is ..

Award conferred

IMPHAL, Jan 22 : The Bhasha Setu Samman Award of Mahvidya, Deoghar, Jharkhand for 2020 has been conferred to Professor Dr H Subadani of the Department of Hindi, Manipur University. The award, which has been handed over to eligible and prominent personalities since 2012, is given to scholars of non-Hindi speaking regions who make outstanding contributions for Hindi language and literature and propagating  the language. The award was handed to Professor Subadani during a function held as part on ..

State level open debating competition organised

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22 : WAL United Youths' Club, Wangkhei Angom Leikai, organised the State Level Open Debating Competition 2020, at the club ground yesterday.The competition was held under the topic, 'Government of India na Manipur gi Lalho..

MCYO to celebrate silver jubilee

IMPHAL, Jan 22 : Manipur Catholic Youth Organisation (MCYO) will be observing its silver jubilee from January 28 to 31 at Holy Redeemer Parish, Canchipur (Catholic School).A press release issued by convenor of MCYO silver jubilee organising committee and ..

EC advises

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 22 : With the tenure of the Autonomous District Council coming to an end on the first week of June this year, the State Election Commission has advised the Tribal Affairs and Hills Department to take up necessary measures ..

Three Manipuris to receive distinguished service award

IMPHAL, Jan 22 Three prominent personalities based in Bangladesh, Tripura and Manipur will be conferred Ashem Ibomcha Singh & Ashem (o) Hemabati Devi Memorial Distinguished Service Award 2020...

Barak River poisoning alerts Senapati denizens

Senapati, Jan 22: In a suspected river poisoning by unidentified fishermen along Barak River above Khabung Karong, different river inhabits were found dead along the river...

KNF-N boycotts Republic Day

KANGPOKPI, Jan 22: The non-SoO Kuki militant outfit, KNF-N has boycotted Republic Day in all Kuki inhabited areas with effect from 1 am of January 26 till 5.30 pm in the afternoon and cautioned curious Kuki onlookers..

Training programme begins

THOUBAL, Jan 22 A 3-day training programme on youth leadership and community development being organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Thoubal, began today at Thoubal DC Office complex...

UADC resents

Ukhrul, Jan 22: Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (UADC) expressed strong resentment over the change of NFSA release order from Ukhrul to Sangaiprou FCI, Imphal...

Border area sealed

TENGNOUPAL, Jan 22: As part of taking up security measures in connection with the ensuing Republic Day celebration, 43 Assam Rifles sealed all routes at the border areas of Moreh, excluding Indo-Myanmar gate no 1 and 2...

Law Minister inaugurates Prosecutor Office at Senapati

Senapati, Jan 22 (DIPR): Law & Legislative Affairs Minister L Jayantakumar Singh has inaugurated the Public Prosecutor Office, Senapati today...

Churachandpur gets hepatitis treatment centre

Churachandpur, Jan 22 The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in association with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and District Health Society, National Health Mission, Churachandpur inaugurated the National Viral Hepatitis Treatment Centre..

Bishnupur Police fete IOs

Bishnupur, Jan 22: Bishnupur District Police has organised an award distribution ceremony cum launching of Police Community Liaison Group (PCLG), District Police (VDF) Band Unit and Traffic Slogan Boards at Bishnupur District Headquarters, today...

SC nudges Parliament to rethink Speaker’s disqualification powers Decide on petitions within four weeks : SC to Speaker

NEW DELHI, Jan 21The Supreme Court on Tuesday nudged Parliament to revisit the powers of the Speaker to disqualify lawmakers for defection, observing that the presiding officer also belongs to one political party or the other.News agency Press Trust of India said the Supreme Court’s advice to rethink the Speaker’s powers came in a verdict relating to a Congress lawmaker joining the N Biren Singh-led Bharatiya Janata Party Government in Manipur after State elections in March 2017. The top ..

Mysterious disease claims 2 in Ukhrul village

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, Jan 21 : Fear and panic has gripped Khamasom Phungdhar village after two persons died one after the other within 48 hours in Ukhrul district. According to the villagers, a four year old girl W Philangam d/o Thanshok died on January 1..

AR refutes version of lady IPS officer

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 21 : Terming the report of harassment of a lady IPS officer by an Assam Rifles jawan at Khudengthabi checkpost on January 19 as uncorroborated and unsubstantiated, the PRO of Assam Rifles in a statement has said that the c..

RK Ranjan's statement continues to draw flaks Not an iota of truth, says ASUK

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 21: The Alliance for Socialist Unity (ASUK), Kangleipak has categorically stated that there was not an iota of truth in what MP Dr RK Ranjan stated at the prize distribution ceremony of Eastern Star Higher Secondary School..

Rehearsal for R-Day

IMPHAL, Jan 21: Informing that the full dress rehearsal of the 71st Republic Day Celebration (January 26), will be organised on January 23 at 7 am, the SP of Traffic Control Police Wing has notified that no vehicles, except that of VIPs and invitees with ..

Manipur celebrates Statehood Day

Imphal, Jan 21 (DIPR): Manipur celebrated the 49th Statehood Day with active participation of 20 march past contingents, at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles parade ground, today.Speaking as the chief guest at the event, Chief Minister N Biren announced th..

Alleged fake encounter case: Court summons 5 cops

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 21: Taking cognizance of a charge sheet submitted by CBI/SIT against 5 State cops in connection with the alleged fake encounter/extra judicial killing of one Irengbam Ratankumar on September 1, 2010 on the Ningombam to Mon..

Further proceeding on Feb 11

IMPHAL, Jan 21: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Imphal West has fixed February 11 for further hearing of the prosecution sanctions against 9 State cops as well as the rejection to grant prosecution sanction against paramilitary forces by the Ministry..

MPDA, student orgs condemn

IMPHAL, Jan 21: The Manipur People's Democratic Alliance (MPDA) has vehemently condemned the harassment of a lady IPS officer by an Assam Rifles personnel posted at Khudengthabi check-post on January 19.Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club, MPD..

KSA terms transfer of Commissioner, Director inappropriate

IMPHAL, Jan 21 : Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA) has condemned the transfer of both the Commissioner and the Director of Department of Higher and Technical Education Manipur...

Staff takes pledge as part of HepatitisAwareness Week

Imphal, Jan 21 A pledge taking ceremony as part of 'Hepatitis Awareness Week' was organised by Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport today...

Left parties observe Statehood Day

Left parties observe Statehood DayIMPHAL, Jan 21: Left political parties, including CPI, CPI  (M), RSP, Forward bloc, observed 48th Manipur Statehood Day at Irawat Bhawan today. Members and dignitaries paid floral tributes at Statehood square near th..

Search operations intensify ahead of R-Day

IMPHAL, Jan 21 : District police of Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Kakching and Bishnupur intensified preventive and security measures for the coming Republic Day celebration by carrying out house to house and cordoned search operations at their respective districts today...

Students, teacher given warm welcome

Our CorrespondentJiribam, Jan 21: Manipur State team members from Jiribam who took part in the Eastern India Science and Engineering Fair 2020 at Kolkata were given warm welcome by the ZEO Jiribam today.Those who were welcomed at the JMC community centre ..

Myanmar returns two Indians

TENGNOUPAL, Jan 21: Myanmar authority has handed over two Indians, who were lodged at the country's jail since October 2018, today...

Ambulance given to Ex-Servicemen League CCpur

CHURACHANDPUR, Jan 21: The Ex-Servicemen League Churachandpur was given an ambulance by the Athrava Education Foundation today during a solemn function held at KKL complex, HQ Veng Churachandpur...

TRCC condemns report that cites 'no illegal sand mining' in Thoubal river

THOUBAL, Jan 21 The Thoubal River Conservation Committee (TRCC), which has been spearheading campaigns to save the Thoubal river from illegal sand mining, has condemned an alleged report of the Thoubal Deputy Commissioner..