Police bust truckers’ modus operandi of ferrying non-local people

Our CorrespondentSENAPATI, Apr 4: Not-withstanding the widespread concerns and fear of trans-porting non-locals into the State due to the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19, some truck drivers have been defying all precautionary measures to ferry outsiders into the State. However, alert Mao police flung into action and apprehended the wrongdoers. Acting on reliable inputs about entry of non-local people into the State illegally after issuance of ILP passes has been already suspended, and all surface ..

16 suspected cases in hospital

IMPHAL, Apr 4: After the State confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19, there is a total of 16 suspected cases at JNIMS and RIMS, said Health Department today.The 16 individuals are being closely monitored and observed at JNIMS and RIMS hospitals, said H..

Huge consignment of betel leaves seized at airport

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4:  Police seized a huge quantity of betel leaves which were brought into the State via two different flights at around noon today.According to a reliable source, three different flights of Indigo, Air Asia and Spice Jet landed at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport from different parts of the country at around noon and among them, the Spice Jet and Indigo aircraft were found brining in betel leaves from Kolkata.The source further point-ed out that the flights ..

State’s first positve case tests negative

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4: The 23-year old woman from Thang- meiband Lourungpurel Leikai who happens to be the State’s first positive case of COVID-19 was tested negative today.The young woman has been studying in the United Kingdom and she..

Joykumar takes over Forest, MAHUD

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4: Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar  who is in charge of Science & Technology and Economics and Statistics departments have been given additional portfolios of MAHUD and Forest, Environment & Climate Change wi..

CAF&PD Commissioner's order ‘dismissed’ by Field Inspector

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4: An order issued by the CAF&PD Commissioner with due approval of the Chief Secre-tary to open four petrol pumps amidst the country-wide lockdown has been dismissed by a Field Inspec-tor of the same department.Accordi..

CSCHR seeks NHRC's intervention into 'arbitrary arrests' in State

IMPHAL, Apr 4The Civil Society Coalition for Human Rights in Manipur and the UN (CSCHR) have sought intervention of the National Human Rights Commission into the recent "spree of arbitrary arrests and detention" of human rights defenders in Manipur.Urging..

Chiulon reaches Somalia

IMPHAL, Apr 4: Chiulon, the satellite radio transmitter tagged Amur Falcon has reached Somalia border, informed an official of Wildlife Institute of India today.Amur Falcon, is a small raptor of the Falcon family. It breeds in south-eastern Siberia and Northern China before migrating in large flocks across India and over the Arabian Sea to Southern Africa during winter.Chiulon reached Somalia border alongwith Longleng, the bird fitted with satellite radio transmitter from Nagaland last year, said ..

Stock medical supplies: AMUCO

IMPHAL, Apr 4: Expre- ssing apprehension that the State may run out of medical supplies amidst the lockdown due to novel coronavirus out-break, AMUCO (All Mani- pur United Clubs' Organisa-tion) has appealed the Government to take up necessary measures and..

CM launches police patrol unit

Imphal, Apr 4 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched the Manipur Police Patrol Unit meant for Imphal city at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.The Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, handed over keys of newly procured police cars to Imphal East SP Jogesh-chandra Haobijam and Imphal West SP K Megha-chandra to mark the laun- ching of the unit.For operationalisation of the Special Police Patrol Unit, 15 Innova cars have been procured by Manipur Police Department. The unit ..

Ban on movement in Lilong still effective, family members of COVID-19 patient admitted to quarantine center

Our CorrespondentThoubal, Apr 4: The restriction order on movement which was imposed in Lilong area by Thoubal DC following the detection of a second positive case of COVID-19 is still effective as a precautionary measure to prevent further infections.It may be mentioned that one person from Lilong who had attended a religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz in South Delhi was tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), recently. The order was imposed as per ..

COVID-19: NEFIS releases helpline numbers for stranded students, people

IMPHAL, Apr 4: The North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) today launched helpline numbers to help the students and common people from North-East who have been stranded in various cities across India during the lockdown due to coronavirus.An..

CCpur police arrest 2 for extortion

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Apr 4: The Churachandpur police have today apprehended two people for serving extortion notice to an individual, said a statement issued by Amrita Sinha, SP Churachandpur.Based on their input, the district police team led by Additi..

Healthcare workers fume as oil pump shuts abruptly by CAF&PD staff

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4: Healthcare workers who have been working in the frontline facing coronavirus were fumed as they were 'denied' fuel at an oil pump amidst an order of the CAF&PD that made them make long queue today.An order of the De..

Dikho assures more rice for Ukhrul, Kamjong

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, Apr  4: PHE Minister Losii Dikho has stated that more essential commodities for Ukhrul and Kamjong districts would be arrived soon and the same will be available in the market sufficiently.Dikho who is in-charge to supervise the..

Rongmei organisations laud N Biren

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Apr 4: The Rongmei Phwam Delhi (RPD) and Rongmei Chamnac Phwam Delhi ( RCPD) have lauded Chief Minister N Biren Singh for his "prompt decision to distribute 4 kg of free rice per person irrespective of the persons holding ration..

Allegation of JMC Chairperson refuted

Our CorrespondentJiribam, Apr 4: Nominee of  Jiribam 40 AC, MLA Md Ashab Udin, M Promen has refuted the allegation levelled against the mentioned MLA  in connection with the distribution of rice at Jiribam by the Chairperson of Jiribam Municipal..

Governor wishes

IMPHAL, Apr 4: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has conveyed warm wishes to the people of Manipur, especially the Jain brethren, on the sacred and auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, 2020.She said that Lord Mahavir showed humanity the path to salvation thro..

546 lockdown violators detained

Imphal, Apr 4: The Police Department continued to crack down on lockdown/curfew violators to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the State. During the drive today, 546 violators were detained along with 473 vehicles. A total of Rs 53,900 was collected as fi..


IMPHAL, Apr 4Volunteers of Thongju Chigonglei Makhong Development Club (TCMDC) and Chaokhat Khongthang Club (CKC) Tela Naorem Leikai, disinfected the areas falling under the two clubs with Sodium Hypochlorite solution today in light of the COVID-19 pandem..

NISA condoles

IMPHAL, Apr 4 The North Imphal Sporting Association (NISA) has condoled the untimely demise of its member, late Thangjam Mangi Singh alias Ipu Mangi, who passed away yesterday due to an illness.A statement issued by the secretary of NISA, conveyed th..

Committee postpones

IMPHAL, Apr 3:The Justice Committee on Anglo-Manipuri War 1891, Martyrs and Freedom Fighters of Kangleipak Manipur (Justice Committee 1891), a joint committee of IPSA, ACOAM-LUP, PANDM, KANGLAMEI, KIL, CLK and KSA, has announced that the annual floral tri..

'Rice much lesser than what was promised'

IMPHAL, Apr 4: Mapao Christian (Zingsho) Village Authority has claimed that the rice provided by the department concerned under State relief programme for Mapao Village was much lesser than what was promised by the State Government.As the Government decis..

KRSU distributes NFSA rice

IMPHAL, Apr 4The Komrem Students’ Union (General Headquarters) and Komrem Students’ Union (Churachandpur branch) along with Samulamlan Sub Division Komrem Village Authorities and youth clubs has distributed NFSA rice at the 20 villages of Komr..

Border fencing works interrupted

Moreh, Apr 4 : A border fencing work initiated by District Administration Tengnoupal near Border Pillar No 77 along the India-Myanmar border stretch was halted for a while due to interruption from Myanmar Police and Myanmar Army.The fencing work to fill p..

Market day for Tamenglong

Tamenglong, Apr 4: In view of the outbreak of the COVID-19 and the Nationwide lockdown which is being imposed to check the pandemic, the District Administration of Tamenglong issued a market day and timing for availing essential commodities in Tamenglong ..

Many more donate

Imphal, Apr 4 (DIPR): Donations to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund are coming from different sections of the society.Irengbam Thamcha Devi Nursing & Health Care donated Rs 100,000, Manipur Science and Technology Council donated Rs 28,4..

COVID-19: Delhi Liangmai community forms task force

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Apr 4: The Liangmai community in Delhi/NCR has formed a committee christened as 'COVID-19 Liangmai Delhi/NCR Joint Task Committee' which was necessitated owing to the prevailing situation. Ever since its formation on March 25, t..

PHRI staff test negative, NEC sanctions Rs 3 cr

IMPHAL, Apr 3Whereas samples of all the 16 staff of Peace Hospital and Research Institute who were picked up yesterday and two other samples have been tested negative for COVID-19, the North Eastern Council (NEC) today released Rs 3 crore to the Government of Manipur to fight the COVID-19 outbreak effectively. This release, being normative share, is in the nature of an untied fund, which can be utilized as gap funding on activities related to COVID-19 pandemic, not covered under existing central packages, ..

With oil pumps shut, black marketers rake the moolah

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 3: Even though most people have been facing a tough time amidst the ongoing lock-down and curfew due to coronavirus, the situation has turned out to be very profitable for black marketers.Taking advantage of the closure of oil pumps, many opportunists are selling petrol and diesel at much higher prices.The price of petrol in black market has gone up to Rs 150 per litre while that of diesel has reached Rs 110 per litre. Even as the prices have skyrocketed, public are ..

State BJP to mobilise 10,000 workers to help combat COVID-19

IMPHAL Apr 3Appreciating the coope-ration, cohesion and support shown by the people of the State so far in the fight against COVID-19, BJP Manipur Pradesh has conveyed that the selfless duties performed by the State’s medical professionals and security personnel in such uncertain times is nothing short of heroic.A statement issued by M Asnikumar, BJP State unit vice president, appealed to the citizens of the State to maintain social distancing and regular hand hygiene to combat the deadly COVID-19.It ..

Donations pour in

Imphal, Apr 3 (DIPR): Donations to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund are coming from different sections of the society. Several individuals and organisations have contributed a sum of Rs. 41,89,174 to the fund.MSCB donated Rs. 500,000, Manip..

House gutted

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 3 : A house at Utlou Mayai Leikai in Bish-nupur district was reduced to ashes by an accidental fire which broke out at around 6 pm today.The house which has been completely gutted belonged to Loitongbam Dhanachandra, 75. S..

Rehab centres

IMPHAL, Apr 3: The Manipur Human Rights Commission has recom-mended conversion of all closed down Government sponsored rehabilitation centres into isolated/quarantine centres for drug users picked up by police or identification of schools/colleges as deto..

Digital study materials likely soon

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 3: In view  of the country-wide lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, School Education Department has launched an initiative to make study materials accessible to students through digital platforms.School Educa..

Woman in distress seeks help for medical treatment

IMPHAL, Apr 3Amidst the 21-day complete  lockdown due to corona- virus, a couple from Kak-ching who had sold off land/properties to cover medical expenses of their daughter is facing immense hardship in Delhi.Kshetrimayum Olivia, daughter of Ksh Hira..

COVID-19: AMMOCOC decries stereotyping of community

IMPHAL, Apr 3The All Manipur Muslim Organisations’ Coordinating Committee (AMMOCOC) has expressed strong dis-pleasure over communally motivated actions perpe-trated by some people in the wake of the confirmation of a COVID-19 positive case at Lilong..

Release MLADF to fight COVID-19: Joykisan

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 3: Congress MLA Kh Joykisan has urged the State Government to allow utilisation of MLA Local Area Development Fund (MLADF) in helping people suffering under the 21-day lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.Speaking t..

523 arrested

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Amidst the lockdown due to coronavirus, State police continued to crack down on lockdown violators today arresting 523 individuals and seizing 312 vehicles. They were fined a total of Rs 31,500, said a statement of Additional Director Gener..

KSA conducts disinfection drive

IMPHAL, Apr 3As a part of its initiative to contribute in the fight against COVID-19 in the State, with the firm belief that only a united effort of all will be able to protect the people from the deadly virus, Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA) under..

Dustbin distributed

IMPHAL, Apr 3With the thought of having a healthy community, 35 dustbins were donated to Youth Development Organization (YDO) Club of Kongba Uchekon Lai Moriba, under Thongju Constituency by a resident of the same locality Mikhail Puyam s/o Puyam Dhanabir..

State invites NGOs, CSOs to help fight COVID-19

IMPHAL, Apr 3To face COVID-19 better and expand the reach of the Government, the State is inviting willing and capable Non-Government Organisations and Civil Society Organisations to help fight the pandemic.Willing NGOs and CSOs may send their details @ s..

NMSYO and others distribute food items at Senapati, Imphal, Thoubal

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Apr 3: The Northern Maram Youth & Students’ Organization (NMSYO) has reached out to non-local students of Don Bosco College Maram who stay on rent and other non-local residents who have been stuck up at Maram locality due to the present lockdown which is imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.Altogether 97 individuals from different parts of the State and those from Jharkhand,  Arunachal, Sikkim were distributed food items, including ..

Old age pensions to be disbursed soon

Imphal, Apr 3Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen today informed that funds will be released through PFMS - Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for old-age pensions – Manipur Old Age Pension (MOAP) and Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension.The Minister ..

COVID-19: Masks distributed at Kakching, Pallel; Bishnupur disinfected

Our CorrespondentKakching, Apr 3: To battle the coronavirus crisis which has claimed over 55,000 globally, Kakching Imphal Welfare Association (KIWA) distributed a total of 3,000 face masks at Kakching and Pallel, today.Altogether 2,000 masks were distrib..

Book those responsible for forest fire at CCpur: VA

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Apr 3: The Village Authority of Suangdoh, Suangdoh sub-division, Churachandpur has appealed the State Government and authorities concerned to trace the people who burnt about 400 acres of the village’s forest area on March 28..

NPP calls for sufficient relief rice

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Apr 3: The NPP Churachandpur has petitioned the Chief Minister to allocate sufficient quantity of rice for distribution to the people of Churachandpur amidst the 21 days Nationwide lockdown, saying that the present relief distribut..

Nupi Lup condemns

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Many people are taking advantage of the lockdown as they indulged in drinking liquor, abusing drugs and gambling, said a press release issued by Nongpok Leingak Apunba Nupi Lup.Indulging in such immoral activities when the State is surround..

Co-operate with law enforcing agencies: PMC

IMPHAL, Apr 3Pan Meetei Convention (PMC) has appealed all to co-operate with the law enforcing agencies and follow the guidelines of the Government during the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.In a press statement, PMC reiterated that maintaining social d..

Preventive measures continue at Senapati

Senapati, Apr 3: Maram Students Union (MKS) in collaboration with District Administration, District police and 34 Assam Rifles installed handwashing points in Maram public areas.Water tanks donated by 34 AR were installed at town areas. The student's body..

MPCC appeals

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Deeply concerned with the stress particularly among the poor, widows, daily wage earners and other workers, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has appealed the State to release pending wages of the beneficiaries under different schemes. In ..

Five donate blood

IMPHAL, Apr 3: As a part of the month-long relay blood donation camp under the theme "Maheiroi khunai amadi Leibak meeyamgidamak kathoklaba Ee", the joint grievance cell of AIMS, ANSAM and DESAM in collaboration with JNIMS Hospital Blood Bank & Transf..

22 quarantined at Ccpur

CCpur, Apr 3: With the local health authorities constantly working to check COVID-19 in the district, the surveillance team widen their reach with a total of 252 people now under their watchlist and one more individual each admitting quarantine centre and..

One Nizamuddin returnee tests positive, 2nd in State

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 2: A 65 year old man from Lilong who had attended the religious con-gregation held at Niza- muddin Markaz in South Delhi has been tested positive for COVID-19.Earlier, a woman from Thangmeiband who was studying in the UK tested positive for the virus after her arrival at Imphal. Thus the total number of COVID-19 positive cases have risen to two in the State.A sample of the man who hails from Lilong was tested at RIMS yesterday and a second test was also done before ..

Stay at home, keep social distance: CM to public

Imphal, Apr 2 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh has once again urged all the people to stay at home and maintain social distancing as it is the key to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.Addressing the people of the State, the Chief Minister stated that lockdown is essential to save lives and appealed to the people to support and co-operate with the Nationwide lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “We all must comply with the guidelines and preventive measures laid down by the World ..

16 including founder of PHRI picked up

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 2: Following the detection of the 2nd COVID-19 positive case in Manipur, Peace Hospital and Research Institute (Porompat Pangal Leirak No 2) where the 65 year old patient was treated earlier, has been closed down by the Gover-nment and altogether 16 employees, including the founder and doctors of the centre, have been picked up for putting them in quarantine facility.The individual, hailing from Lilong and who has been found positive for the virus late last night, ..

NGOs highlight need for separate quarantine centres for drug users

IMPHAL, Apr 2DAARCFoM, and Com-munity Response on COVID-19 (CROC-19), a committee comprising of eight civil society organi-zations namely Social Awareness Service Organi-zation (SASO), Kripa Society, Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), Care Foundat..

AMUCO, others appeal all not to give communal tinge to COVID-19

IMPHAL, Apr 2As the State has confirmed a second COVID-19 case, AMUCO, MSF and CPI(M) have appealed to all the people not to give communal tinge to the global issue of coronavirus.Appealing to all sections of the society to unite and fight as one against ..

FCI gears up to meet State's foodgrain requirements

IMPHAL, Apr 2: Amidst the Nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus, the  Food Corporation of India has geared up its efforts to ensure availability of sufficient foodgrain to meet the additional requirement for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Gari..

85 detained for violating curfew

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 2: 85 individuals were detained by Thoubal district police for violating the lock-down/ curfew today.It may be mentioned that the preventive measures in the district are being taken up under the supervision of the district..

COVID-19: All entry points to Tamenglong sealed: CMO

TAMENGLONG, Apr 2 A combined team of District Collector, Superintendent of Police, Chief Medical Officer and CEO of ADC Tamenglong and their respective subordinate offices are on high alert and full-on fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.119 persons are being kept under home quarantine and 2 under institutional quarantine. Out of these, 53 persons are from Tamei Sub-division, 13 from Tousem sub-division and 53 from Tamenglong sub-division.Both the institutional quarantine persons are being kept ..

Nemcha Kipgen chairs review meet at Kangpokpi DHQs

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Apr 2: Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen, who is in-charge of Kangpokpi and Senapati District along with the Districts Nodal Officer, M  Harekrishna attended a review meeting which discusses modality to evolve Standard Operating Procedure in the various activities and measures carried out to combat the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure smooth supply and transport of essential commodities to the people in the district.Lalithambigai Kalidas, ..

AR seize pharmaceutical products

MOREH, Apr 2: Amidst the lockdown due to coronavirus, many drugs were seized by 43 Assam Rifles at around 9 pm yesterday at Moreh.The drugs were being smuggled into Myanmar through waterways near Indo Myanmar Friendship Bridge, said sources.The seized drugs include Digene - 6450 tabs, Intagra (sildanafil citrate) - 360 tabs, Betovate GM 30 tabs, O2 derm cream 60 tubes, Paurush Jiwan- 1200 tabs, Griso C2 - 340 tabs, Acicid (400ml) 24 bottles, Ulgel  (450ml) 20 bottles, Multivitamin becadexamin ..

ADC Member reaches out to people, wins hearts

MOREH, Apr 2At a time when most people are staying indoors, and many families, especially in Moreh areas, have been hit hard due to lack of food items following the lockdown and curfew over the scare of the deadly coronavirus, a member of Chandel Autonomo..

COVID-19 Chairman's Relief Fund ADC, Ukhrul launched

Mungchan Zimik.Ukhrul, Apr 2: Ukhrul Autonomous District Council ( UADC) today launched a separate   COVID-19 Chairman's Relief Fund ADC, Ukhrul for emergency response of the pandemic outbreak COVID-19 for  Ukhrul district.Ukhrul, ADC Chair..

Many donate

IMPHAL, Apr 2: One day salary amounting to Rs 2,09,846 was made towards Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund by employees of Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles (HQ, District offices, zonal/sub offices),  Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Developme..

ACOAM-Lup lauds

IMPHAL, Apr 2: All Club Organisation Association and Meira Paibi Lup (ACOAM-Lup) have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Government administration especially Manipur Police and medical staffs for their efforts to stop spreading of the deadly COVID-19 ..


THOUBAL, Apr 2 : Social worker Kh Menjor has extended support by providing food items for those who are at the quarantine facility set up at GNS's hostel of District Hospital Thoubal complex. The relief materials were provided through Medical Superintenda..

Lin misinterpretes Mayang: KKL

IMPHAL, Apr 2Condemning renowned model Lin Laishram for her recent statement that claimed 'Meities are racist for calling mainland Indians Mayang,' Kangleipak Kanba Lup, Manipur has clarified that she had misinterpreted the term Mayang.It may be noted tha..

AHTA lauds local MLA

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, Apr 2: All Hunphun Tangs Association (AHTA) chairman Chonmi Raleng lauded MLA Alfred Arthur Kanngam for his humanitarian services for all the people living in and around Ukhrul Town.Chonmi Raleng informed that with the initiative of ..