COVID-19 positive cases shoot up by 14, Dingko tests positive

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: The State’s COVID-19 positive cases rose by 14 during the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 76 and total number of active cases stands at 65 following recovery of 11 patients.  Fourteen samples includi..

State Govt takes Leirum Phee issue to Centre

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: Following reports that the traditional Leirum Phee designed Lengyan of Manipur is being produced in large scale under different name in a textile manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, the State Directorate of Handlooms & Textiles has written to the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to stop the production immediately.State Director of Handlooms & Textiles, K Lamlee Kamei in the letter addressed to the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry ..

British-gifted India and Kangleipak cannot integrate: PREPAK (Pro)-I

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: The proscribed PREPAK (Pro) has categorically stated that the ‘British-gifted India’ and the two thousand plus years old historically-gifted Kangleipak cannot integrate but they can develop as two Nations s..

Campaign on to make stay at QCs productive

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: In the first of its kind amid the COVID-19 lockdown, "Make Your Stay at CQC (Community Quarantine Centre) Lively and Productive", a campaign encouraging inmates to prepare seedlings and plant trees has been launched at Kakching under the aegis of Voice of Kakching (VOK) today.Launching the programme, members of the WhatsApp group (VOK) including environment activist Surjit Kshetrimayum donated 40 nursery bags and face shields to authorities of the quarantine centre ..

State BJP hails Modi Govt’s achievements

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: BJP Manipur Pradesh has hailed the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its many achievements.In commemoration of the completion of first year of the NDA Government’s second term, a meeting ..

NGOs urge for FIDUs night shelter

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 31: Several NGOs have urged both NACO and MACS to open night shelters for female injecting drug users (FIDUs). They opined that opening night shelters for FIDUs would go a long way in checking spread of HIV and Hepatitis C..

CIRCA against move to send home sans test

IMPHAL, May 31: Strongly opposing the State COVID-19 Consultative Committee decision to send returnees home after completion of 14 days quarantine even if they have not been tested for the virus, Coalition for Indigenes Rights Campaign (CIRCA), Manipur ha..


CCpur, May 31: Churachandpur’s first covid-19 patient has gone back home to resume her 14 days home quarantine as her sample now returned negative and she has recovered, reports our correspondent. With her discharge from JNIMS, the district tally to..

Lockdown extended till Jun 30, COVDI-19 hospital assured

Imphal, May 31 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced that the lockdown would be extended till June 30 in the State . Speaking to media persons at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today, Biren  maintained that the lockdown is one of the preventive ways to stop further spread of the disease.He said that the imposition of lockdown and curfew is to save people’s lives. The Chief Minister said that the MSME sectors, agriculture and horticulture related activities, MGNREGS work ..

Tobacco items seized

IMPHAL, May 31: A team of Bishnupur district commandos detained a DI Tata truck and arrested two persons along with tobacco items worth around Rs 3 lakh at Leimaram Lamkhai yesterday evening. Acting on reliable information, the team conducted frisking and..

State Agriculture task force formed

Imphal, May 31: Following the meeting held on May 26 at the Chief Minister's Secretariat to curb the post-harvest losses of agriculture and horticulture crops and to realise the prices of commodity to the farmers, a task force for procurement of Agri-Hort..

Meeting conducted to revive Charangpat High School

Our CorrespondentThoubal, May 31: A public meeting was held today to revive, Charangpat High School under Thoubal district today. During the meeting, various decisions were taken together to  revive the school. It was attended by State Dalit Sena pre..

DDK Programme Director aids

Imphal, May 31Extending assistance to the 50 inmates quaratined at Lamsang Praja High School, Asst Director DDK Imphal L Manibabu Singh donated around 150 bottles of mineral water. Those bottles were handed over to SDC Shantabir and his staff who are in-c..

Aids to Quarantine Centre

Imphal, May 31Under the aegis of the Deputy CM, Y Joykumar, Uripok Bachaspati Awang Leikai Youth Development Committee along with Apunba Meira Paibi Lup provided food packets to the inmates lodged at the quarantine centre of Manipur Trade and Expo Centre ..

Health Minister visits quarantine centres in Imphal East, West

Imphal, May 31 (DIPR): Health & Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar visited COVID-19 quarantine centres located at different places of Imphal West and Imphal East district today.The Minister also distributed PPEs, sanitizer, N-95 masks and gloves f..

Kangpokpi: Girl in quarantine pays last respect to father in coffin

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 31: Donning full Personal Protective Equipment, she stepped down from the ambulance and kneeled down besides the coffin paying last respect to her father.This was an emotional scene of a 22-year-old girl, Anjali Hmangte paying last tribute to her father at Kangpokpi Ward No 13 today.Anjali had returned to the State via special train on May 25 and since then she has been staying at the quarantine centre opened at Maria Montessori School, Koirengei.Unfortunately, her ..

Security forces observe No Tobacco Day

IMPHAL, May 31Troops of Indian Army and Assam Rifle on the occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ organised campaign in Senapati, Tamenglong and Kangpokpi districts.The campaign was conducted to spread awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco u..

Naga CSOs mourn demise of former leader

Senapati, May 31: Mourning the sudden demise of its former leader, (L) Puni Modoli who breathed his last at Fortis Hospital, New Delhi on May 29 last, Naga Civil Society leaders including the United Naga Council (UNC)..

Hmar Inpui, IMF appreciate CM

IMPHAL, May 31: An apex body of Hmar Tribe, Hmar Inpui and Indigenous Minorities Foundation (IMF) have expressed their profound appreciation to the Chief Minister N Biren Singh for inviting all tribal leaders to 'attend a historic and special meeting on May 27.'..

Shillong returnees laud Nemcha

KANGPOKPI, May 31: Returnees from Shillong has lauded Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen for her initiative in bringing back stranded people of Kangpokpi district...

Police arrest three with illegal fishing equipment

MOIRANG, May 31 A team of Bishnupur commandos seized illegal fishing equipment and Led light from three persons while conducting a search operation in and around Ningthoukhong, Thanga and Thinungei Patton (Loktak Lake), today...

AR, BSF plant saplings

IMPHAL, May 31 : Somsai and Chassad Battalion of Ukhrul Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a tree plantation drive at Poi, Awangkasom, Chassad and remote villages of Kamjong district on Saturday...

AR, MPCC member, social worker distribute edibles

IMPHAL, May 31 : Assam Rifles, MPCC member and social worker distributed food items in Thoubal and Kakching districts, today. ..

Slow Loris, birds rescued; bird traps seized

Kpi/Tbl, May 31: A young endangered Slow Loris was rescued yesterday at Kangpokpi. The animal was rescued by one jhum cultivators from a jungle and handed it over to DFO Kangpokpi...

Zeliangrong students extend gratitude

IMPHAL, May 31: The Zeliangrong student community of Shillong expressed their heartfelt gratitude to newly inducted Minister Awangbou Newmai, MLA Samuel Jendai and Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong Armstong ..

Rice, dal lifting and distribution continues

Imphal, May 31 (DIPR) : In its effort to ensure that the people of the State are provided adequate PDS items especially rice and dal, the State Government continues lifting and distribution of rice and dal allocated for May and June 2020 in the State...

Police detain 617 lockdown violators

Imphal, May 31: State Police detained as many as 617 lockdown violators along with 454 vehicles and imposed a fine of Rs 44,061, today...

Last date extended

IMPHAL, May 31 : The last date of form submission for Livelihood Grant under Ashagee Mangal Project has been extended till June 20...

ZB (AMN) congratulates

IMPHAL, May 31: Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) has congratulated Awangbow Newmai who has been inducted as a Cabinet Minister in a Government led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh...

COVID-19 positive cases touch 62

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: The State’s tally for COVID-19 positive cases has reached 62 as three more tested positive since last night till the time of filing this report.With seven of the positive cases already recovered, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in the State as on Saturday is 55.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, a 19 year old girl of Kanglatongbi, Imphal West ..

Quarantined folks to be sent home sans test ?

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: In total contradiction to its earlier decision of testing all returnees from outside the State who have been confined in quarantine centres, the State Government is considering to send home quarantined people who have ..

State Govt to send back stranded folks

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: The State Government has invited applications from stranded people who wish to go back to their native States of Assam, Bihar, UP, Delhi etc.A press release issued by Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu asked stranded per..

Test us fast, keep us separated call rung out

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: Returnees at a quarantine centre in Thoubal district have urged health authorities and Government to keep them separated from those who arrive from red zone and conduct tests at the earliest.Speaking to media persons, ..

Over 19,000 stranded folks brought back so far

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: Over 19,000 Manipuri people stranded at different parts of the country on account of the COVID-19 lockdown have been brought back to the State.Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) president H Ranjit said that over 19..

Contempt case on June 1

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: The High Court of Manipur has taken up a suo motu criminal contempt case against Additional SP NAB (Narcotics and Affairs of Border) Th Brinda and fixed June 1 for hearing.The High Court took up the case following the ..

State lad excels

IMPHAL, May 30 : One Rajkishore Ningombam of Thoubal Ningombam has secured 16th position in this year’s Class X  examination conducted by Nagaland Board of Education.Rajkishore Ningombam is a student of St Joseph's School, Chumukedima and he se..

State BJP lauds Prime Minister Modi

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 30: Celebrating the first anniversary of Modi Government's second term, Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur Pradesh has lauded the 'dynamic leadership' of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi.During a press meet held at its offi..

Kangla Phamthou against delimitation on 2001, 2011 census

Imphal, May 30Claiming that it is not the right time to conduct delimitation, Kangla Phamthou  Humphumari (64)  has appealed the State Govt  to step back the process of "Delimitation-2020" based on 2001 and 2011 census report.The decision t..

FoSCoS will be launched from June 1: FSSAI

Imphal, May 30: FSSAI is launching its cloud based, upgraded new food safety compliance online platform called Food Safety and Compliance System (FoSCoS) to replace the existing Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS) and make it more user friendly...

Four more test positive, two discharged

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 29: Three more individuals were tested positive for COVID-19 last night while another tested positive at RIMS today taking the total number of active cases to 52 while two were discharged today.This takes the total number of positive cases in the State to 59 and the total number of recovered cases to 7, leaving 52 active cases.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, ..

Further eased

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 29: Further easing the lockdown, District Magistrate, Imphal West has relaxed movements of people engaged in certain activities including home delivery of essential commodities/foods and courier services in the district.Th..

Trains, flights arrive

JIRI/IMP, May 29: Two special trains which left Haryana and Delhi on May 25 arrived at Jiribam railway station at 9.50 pm yesterday and 1.35 pm today respectively, reports our correspondent.The train from Haryana brought back around 1375 Manipuri people w..

Containment order withdrawn

CCpur, May 29: The District Magistrate Chuachandpur has withdrawn the containment order of three locations issued earlier as all inmates within the containment area have tested negative and there has been no report of new cases.An order revoking the conta..


IMPHAL, May 29 :Just one day after the State Government talked with the management of UNACCO School to double it up as a COVID care centre, contact has been made with firms based outside the State to supply the needed equipment needed to set up the COVID ..

Awangbow underscores coordination with public

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 29: NPF Manipur unit president Awangbow Newmai who was inducted into the Council of Ministers today said that Ministers/MLAs alone cannot bring socio-economic and political growth in Manipur.He categorically stated that th..

ATSUM, ‘a ray of hope’ for stranded Manipuris in Chandigarh

KANGPOKPI, May 29: The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has emerged as a ray of hope’ for the many North East students specially the Manipuris in Chandigarh who have been left behind in the evacuation program initiated by the State G..

Awangbow Newmai takes oath as Minister

Imphal, May 29 (DIPR)Naga People’s Front MLA Awangbow Newmai was today sworn in as a Cabinet Minister at a ceremony held at the Banquet Hall, Raj Bhavan. Governor D Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy.Awangbow Newmai was elected from Tamei Assembly Constituency, Tamenglong district on NPF ticket.Speaking to some media persons soon after the swearing-in-ceremony, the newly sworn in Minister said that he is grateful to the Governor and the Chief Minister for inducting him ..

Letpao distributes relief items at border villages

Imphal, May 29 (DIPR)Water Resources and YAS Minister Letpao Haokip conducted a 2-day tour on Wednesday and Thursday in the interior areas of Chandel district and personally took stock of the measures taken up there to tackle COVID-19. Distribution of essential items to villagers, meeting village chiefs, inspection of PMGSY roads/projects and the recently re-opened Molcham Police Station were the main activities of the tour.Letpao has been distributing rice and other essential items since the start ..

Make returnees feel ‘at home’ in quarantine centres: Nemcha Kipgen

KANGPOKPI, May 29: Following the influx of thousands of stranded Kangpokpians from various parts of India and keeping them under surveillance as per protocol in various institutional quarantine centres, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister convened a review meeting today at the Conference Hall of DC Office Kangpokpi...

Unable to transport harvested turmeric to Imphal, say farmers

NONEY, May 29: Saying that the continuing lockdown has affected their agricultural business and produces likely to go waste, farmers from Longmai-1, Noney who plant turmeric at hill slopes appealed to the State Government to address their grievance at the earliest...

Committee instituted to probe alleged money demand

CCpur, May 29: The Deputy Commissioner Churachandpur Pawan Yadan have today instituted a three-member committee to probe the ‘alleged demand of money’ made by the staff of Treasury Office Churachandpur to clear family pension...

Individuals, JCCWB rescue wild animals, birds

Thoubal, May 29 : Animals rescued by different individuals across the State were released to the wild today with the help of various organisations and some have been handed over to the officials of Forest Department...

More donate to CM's relief fund

Bpr/Imp, May 29 : Road Side Vendor Welfare Association Khwairamband Keithel, Imphal has donated Rs 70,000 towards Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund...

Stop stigmatizing returnees: CPI

IMPHAL, May 29 Taking note of the ever-increasing cases of COVID-19 in the State, Communist Party of India, Manipur State Council (CPI-MSC) has appealed to the State Government to routinely inspect the quarantine facilities opened in the State to win the trust of the public...

Maram Union applauds CM

IMPHAL, May 29: The Maram Union (MU) has lauded Chief Minister N Biren Singh for hosting the historic tribal Leaders' Meeting at Durbar Hall, CM Secretariat on May 27 and hearing the grievance of hills people...

AR aids accident victims

Pherzawl, May 29 Aina Battalion of Churachandpur Sector under the aegis of IGAR South saved six individuals who met a road accident in the remote area of Pherzawl district today...

Come out with insightful policy for State farmers : UPF to Government

IMPHAL, May 29 : United Peoples' Front (UPF), Manipur has urged the State Government to come out with an insightful and far-sighted policy for the welfare and sustenance of State farmers...

568 detained

IMPHAL, May 29: Police detained 568 lockdown/curfew violators along with 443 vehicles and imposed Rs 69,330 as fine today...

Public storeroom opened

IMPHAL, May 29: A public storeroom was opened at Waiton Mamang Leikai under Waiton Gram Panchayat today. Waiton GP Pradhan P Surbala attended the event as chief guest...

ZSUM congratulates Awangbow Newmai

IMPHAL, May 29 Zeliangrong Students' Union Manipur (ZSUM) has extended congratulations to Awangbow Newmai on swearing in as Cabinet Minister under N Biren led Government...

11 more test positive to take COVID-19 active cases to half century mark Talks on to convert UNACCO School to COVID care centre

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 28: Even as the number of COVID-19 positive cases shot up by 11 during the last 24 hours to take the total tally of active cases to 50, the State Government has been mulling about converting UNACCO School, Meitram as a COVID care centre.With Chief Minister N Biren in the chair, a high level meeting was held this morning at the Chief Minister’s bungalow and the meeting discussed about converting UNACCO School, Meitram as a temporary COVID care centre.Apart from ..

Piyush Goyal assures safety of rail passengers

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, May 28: Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal has assured all possible assistance and measures for safety and security of North-East passengers, said Member of Parliament (Inner Manipur) Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh today.Dr Ranja..

BJP lines up week-long awareness prog

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 28: BJP Manipur Pradesh has lined up a week-long awareness programme on several development projects and welfare schemes launched in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in commemoration of the ..

Active cases in CCpur stands at 20

Our CorrespondentCCpur, May 28: As The Sangai Express had on Tuesday highlighted the slow pace of tests for Churachandpur which has reported the highest number of positive cases, the pace of test results has immediately improved with 253 samples coming ne..

Disqualification hearing

IMPHAL, May 28: A Single Bench of the High Court of Manipur has granted time to file counter affidavit to seven MLAs in the disqualification case and fixed June 10 for further hearing.The order was passed by Justice Kh Nobin during a hearing of the seven ..

20 yr old creates 'Iron Man' replica out of electronic waste

Thoubal, May 28Enthralled by Hollywood superhero movies, a 20-year-old man from Manipur created a replica of Marvel's iconic character ''Iron Man'' out of electronic waste.Ningombam Prem, who hails from Heirok Part-2 village in Thoubal district said that he created the costume using electronic waste, which he collected from radio and television."I have always wanted to create a robot since my childhood days. But this craze for Iron Man costume started around 2015. One reason for creating is -- I want ..

ZSU for COVID test labs in dists

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 28: The Zeliangrong Students' Union, Manipur (ZSUM) has appealed State Government to instal COVID-19 test labs in district hospitals to enhance testing capacity and avoid backlog of test samples and results.With increase i..

Trains from Kerala, Gujarat bring back stranded folks

Imphal, May 28 (DIPR)A special train from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station, Kerala ferrying 907 stranded residents of Manipur reached Jiribam Railway Station at 5.15 am today while another train from Bharuch, Gujarat arrived at Jiribam at 2 pm with 309 Manipuri people.The returnees from Kerala included 26 from Ukhrul district, 37 from Noney district, 36 from Kangpokpi district, 47 from Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts, 19 from Chandel district, 58 from Imphal East and Kamjong districts, ..

More oppose delimitation based on 2001, 2011 census

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 28: Strongly opposing delimitation based on 2001 or 2011 census, Kangleipak Students' Association  (KSA) has submitted a memorandum to President of India for his intervention pointing out that certain sub-divisions of..

Mode and conduct of exam discussed

Imphal, May 28 (DIPR) A meeting emphasising on the mode and conduct of examination in the State apropos the ‘Roadmap towards containing COVID-19’ developed by MU COVID-19 Task Force Committee chaired by Education Minister Dr Th Radheshyam was ..