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26 more test positive, highest surge in 24 hrs in 2021

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: The total number of COVID-19 active cases has surged to 118 after 26 people including 23 civilians were tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours at JNIMS, Shija Hospital, Babina Diagnos-tics, Raj Medicity, Mangal, Escent Diagnostics, Chandel and Jiribam. This is the highest surge on a single day in 2021. A total of 2615 individuals received the Covid shot on the third of Tika Utsav.According to Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control ..

Fitting tributes paid at Cheiraoching

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: Amid tight security measures, people paid floral tributes at the Cheiraoching memorial site of nine persons, who were killed by the security forces on this day in 1982 at Kodompokpi.Surviving family members, representatives of several CSOs, Meira Paibis, people of all communities remembered the incident and paid tributes at Cheiraoching at around 8 am.Police personnel were deployed at the site for security and to enforce COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures.Red ..

‘Impasse cannot be solved by coercion but by negotiation’ Tense stand off ensues at Mt Koubru foothills

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Apr.13: Hundreds of people including village chiefs, womenfolk, youth, and CSO leaders of Kangpokpi congregated at L Mangjol village in the foothills of Mt. Koubru this morning and stopped police personnel from climbing up Mt Koubru.Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt. Koubru under the mandate of Sadar Hills Chiefs' Association, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi and civil society organisations had annouced closure of all entry points of Mt. Koubru until the state Government ..

KCP underscores urgent need for ‘class consciousness’

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has underscored the urgent need to overcome the ‘False Consciousness’ created by India  and bring out ‘Class Consciousness’ in order to wage ..

KCP calls for unification

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: The proscribed KCP has called upon the leaderships of all armed separatist organisations to take the initiative of bringing about a seamless unification of all the groups, big and small, in the interest of Kangleipak a..

Remand for accused

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: The 28-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly uploading an obscene video on a pornographic site has been remanded to judicial custody till April 26.The man, Kapur Nongthombam of Chingangbam Leikai, was produced be..

Ailing man dies amid undue delay in opening AR post Proposed 48 hrs bandh on Imp-Moreh road deferred

Our CorrespondentThoubal, Apr 13 : The indefinite bandh called along Imphal-Moreh Highway and Tengnoupal block over the demise of M Lunkhomang Haokip due to alleged laxity on the part of 20 AR posted at Sita Lamkhai, has been deferred.Lunkhomang, who was ..

Governor greets

IMPHAL, Apr 13: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has sent her greetings on the occasion of Cheiraoba tomorrow.The Goveaarnor in her message to the people said, “Cheiraoba symbolizes the advent of the New Year particularly for the Hindu Meiteis and every h..

PWF calls for application

IMPHAL, Apr 13 : Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) has informed that bonafide journalists and retired journalists can submit applications to avail its Medical Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme for phase-2 for the year 2020-21.Application can be submitted fo..

Car partially burnt

IMPHAL, Apr 13: A fire at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport left a car damaged today.According to sources, the fire broke out at around 11.30 am near the departure terminal. The exact cause of the fire is not known, but it is suspected that the fire s..

Ramzan greeting

IMPHAL, Apr 13: Chief Minister N Biren Singh has sent his wishes to the people, especially Muslims as the holy month of Ramzan/Ramadan begins.“As the holy month of Ramzan/Ramadan commences, I extend my warm greetings to the people of Manipur, especi..

Awareness campaign on Covid-19 vaccination held at Tadubi

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Apr 13: In continuation of giving awareness to the people of the region, the BJP S/T Morcha, Senapati  organised a one day awareness campaign on Covid-19 vaccination at Tadubi village community hall today.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pfokreho Pfoze, CMO, Senapati stressed on the need and importance to spread the information to all to get vaccinated with Covishield. He appealed the young students to urged their elders to take the vaccination and make them aware of its ..

Celebration of 41st Foundation Day of BJP concludes

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, Apr 13: The 9 day celebration on account of 41st Foundation Day of BJP which was observed  in different places across Moirang Assembly Constituency culminated today in different events held at the residence of Kheruddin in Ward no 8, Kwakta Municipal Council and at the residence of Serajan Bibi in Ward no 4, Kwakta Gram Panchayat.The events were organised by BJP Moirang Mandal and Booth Level Committees.MLA of Moirang A/C P Saratchandra, president of BJP Moirang Mandal ..

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrated

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, Apr 13: As a part of  Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of India's independence, a programme was held at INA Martyrs Memorial Complex at Moirang today organised by North East Zone Cultural Centre and Department of Art and Culture, Government of Manipur under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India.The programme was attended by National Vice President Bharat Vikas Parishad North East, Professor Sinam Rajendra Singh, Officer ..

Kang tournament held

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, Apr 13: The 1st Local Kang Tournament was held at Gourachandra Maha Prabhu Mandop in Ningthoukhong Awang Khunou today.The tournament is organised by Ningthoukhong Awang Khunou Kangkhut with an aim to promote the traditional spo..

Mukna held as State celebrates Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13 : To celebrate Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba and with a view of promote Mukna, one of Manipur's indigenous game, Youth Talent Academy today organised "1st Shajibu Kumhei Thouram" at Awang Khunou.As a part of the program..

Cheiraoba festival celebrated

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: Cheiraoba was celebrated at Sanakonung Uttra Shanglen in the presence of titular king Sanajaoba Leishemba today.At the New Year festival, Leishemba Sanajaoba, who is also a Member of the Parliament said this year is 53..

Special Handloom Expo concludes

IMPHAL, Apr 13: The 14 days Special Handloom Expo, 2020-21 at Nilakuthi Urban Haat was concluded today.The closing ceremony of the expo organised by Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans Cooperative Society Limited (AWAS) was attended by Sukumar Haobam, senior design consultant, Bamboo Forum; Ph Indira, board of directors, AWAS and L Barni as presidium members.The expo is sponsored by office of the Development Commissioner under the Ministry of Textiles and a total of 40 stalls displayed ..

Consultation on NEDIF underway

IMPHAL, Apr 13 (DIPR)The North Eastern Region Districts SDG Index: Regional consultation is being held at Shillong, Meghalaya from 12 to 14 April 2021 jointly organised by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MoDoner) NITI Aayog with support from UNDP.The State of Manipur is being represented by 5 officers including N Kulkarani, Director (Planning), Dr Kh Shashikumar Additional Director (Health Services), RK Tenedy Additional Director (Edn-S), Bantee Singh Konthoujam Deputy Secretary ..

Importance of film archiving and restoration discussed at Cine Dialogue

IMPHAL, Apr 13The Cine Dialogue on Monday stressed on the aspects and importance of film archiving and restoration. The dialogue is being conducted as a regular feature of the ongoing golden jubilee celebration of Manipuri cinema that began on April 9. Founder director of Film Heritage Foundation Shivendra Singh Dungarpur opined that people have a wrong conception that only celluloid films are lost. He said that digital films also get lost and added many consider cinema as just an entertainment and ..

Written test

IMPHAL, Apr 13Governor's Secretariat informed that the written test for the recruitment of 1 vacant post of garden superintendent, 1 vacant post of office assistant, 1 vacant post of stenographer grade III, 1 vacant post of driver, 1 vacant post of khalas..

3 days pottery and clay modelling workshop

IMPHAL, Apr 13Tribal Research Institute informed that a 3 days State level workshop on 'Skill Upgradation/Capacity Building (Tribal Art and Craft): Pottery and Clay Modelling' at its campus in Chingmeirong from April 28 to 30.The workshop is aimed at upgr..

'Sajibu Khudol Tamba' organised

IMPHAL, Apr 13Celin Digital and NR Media organised 'Sajibu Khudol Tamba' programme today at Old Age Home, Langol Ningthou Leikai.The programme was attended by Ph Lanajit Singh, proprietor Celin Digital; NR Rajesh, proprietor, NR Media and O Mangi Singh, c..

City Police catche thief red handed

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 13: A team of City Police caught a person red handed trying to steal the iron bar  from fence at Kanglapat opposite to GM Hall yesterday.The team under the supervision of Maibam Sudhir, OC City Police, had been keepin..

Dalit Sahitya Academy informs

IMPHAL, Apr 13Prominent personalities from Manipur including Additional SP Thounaojam Brinda amongst those selected for various awards as a part of the yearlong birth anniversary celebration of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar to be celebrated at National level.Laichi..

18 more test positive, 3791 receive Covid jab on Monday

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12: A total of 18 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected at JNIMS, RIMS, Babina Diagnostics, Raj Medicity, RD Wing, Escent Diagnostics, Kangpokpi and Jiribam during the last 24 hours.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, the 18 civilians who have been tested positive are residents of Imphal West (8), Imphal East (6), Churachandpur (1), Kangpokpi (2) and Jiribam ..

Show cause notice likely for stone crushing units

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12: Individuals and firms running stone crushing units at Moidangpok and adjoining areas in Imphal West district would soon receive show cause notices.Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against Polluting Factories/Industries in and around Moidangpok, Moidangpok Khunou and New Keithelmanbi and Directorate of Trade, Commerce and Industries, Internal Task Force (Mining) OC Thongam Phulchand have already inspected the stone crushing units located at these areas.Spea..

Now technology makes process of drying fruits, veggies simpler, faster

Konsam SamitaImphal, Apr 12 : Dehydrating fruits, vegetables and meats for preservation is a slow process practised since ancient times, but thanks to the advancement of science, technologies have been introduced to dry fresh food items in just a day or two at the maximum.One such technology is a solar cabinet dryer machine produced by the College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal, which is currently utilised by at least 25 entrepreneurs for commercial purposes.It is said ..

DCCADCs urges UNC not to hinder devt works in newly created dists

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12 : The Demand Committee on Creation of Autonomous District Councils (DCCADCs) has urged the State Government  not to bow down to the diktats of some  'vested' organisations which have been depriving the legal r..

Chief body backs DCCADCs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12 : The Northern Thanlon Chief Association (NTCA), in a statement,  has endorsed the demand of Demand Committee on Creation of Autonomous District Councils (DCCADCs) for the creation of ADCs for the four hill distric..

Speaker gets vaccine jab

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12: After Chief Minister N Biren and some Cabinet Ministers were vaccinated against COVID-19 yesterday, Speaker Y Khemchand was administered the first dose of the vaccine at Urban Health Centre, Singjamei today.Speaking to..

Cheiraoba greetings

IMPHAL, Apr 12 : Greeting the people on the occasion of Sajibu Nongmapanba, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said, 'I am hopeful that the advent of the New Year will further cement the bond of friendship among the different communities in the State. On the occa..

Bail for CADA leader

IMPHAL, Apr 12 : Chief Judicial Magistrate Thoubal has released Laishram Herojit @ Shintha, general secretary of Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) Thoubal district, today on bail.Herojit (27), s/o L Maine of Heirok Part III Champrathong Maning Le..

Written permission

IMPHAL, Apr 12 : District  Magistrate Imphal West, Naorem Praveen Singh has informed that only those who have obtained written permission from  the District Magistrate and the Home Department  are allowed to perform rituals at Cheirao-ching..

MPCC petitions MHRC

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12: The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has submitted a petition to the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) seeking its enlistment as a party of the suo moto case taken up by the latter regarding the State Gov..

LNC pledges to protect Koubru

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12 : The Liangmai Naga Council (LNC), Eastern Zone has reiterated its stand to protect the Koubru Hill range in general an the particular sacred site of Lord Koubru from being encroached and destroyed by any community as t..

Remand for Samarjit till Apr 26

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12 : Special Judge NIA Manipur today remanded Narengbam Samarjit, self proclaimed “External Affairs and Defense Minister of Manipur State Council (Government in exile)” and former chairman of Salai Group of Com..

Lungshang to preserve abandoned hydel project as village heritage site

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul , Apr 12: Lungshang village assembly have unanimously resolved to preserve the abandoned Lungshang Kong micro hydroelectric power station as the village's heritage site with immediate effect.The decision came into effect after the reports of some vested individuals in the name of the Electricity department tried to intrude and stole the available installed machineries of the power station. The entry into the power station was eventually barred after the incident.Headman, Secretary ..

CSOs Saikul condemn the destruction of Kuki Rising Day monolith

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI , Apr 12: The civil society organizations of Saikul strongly condemned the destruction of Kuki Rising Day monolith erected at C Aisan village by unknown miscreants on April 9 evening ahead of the felicitation ceremony of Kuki Rising Day, October 17th as a Restricted Holiday on April 10.The Kuki Rising Day monolith erected at C Aisan village was earlier erected as Anglo-Kuki War Centenary Commemoration monolith. However, it was later changed to the Kuki Rising Day monolith.Followi..

'Tika Utsav' observed at DBC Maram, District Hospital TML

Our CorrespondentSPI/TML , Apr 12: District Health Society, Tamenglong and District Administration Tamenglong launched the nationwide vaccination drive 'Tika Utsav' at District Hospital Tamenglong yesterday.  The ‘Tika Utsav’ will continu..

Man apprehended with brown sugar

Our CorrespondentSenapati , Apr 12: Acting on the information received from a reliable source about illegal transportation of drugs, Tadubi Police apprehended an individual in possession of brownish powder suspected to be brown sugar at around 1pm near Ta..

Shija hospital joins Tika Utsav

IMPHAL, Apr 12Shija hospital and Shree Digambar Jain Samaj organised a one day special vaccination camp at Jain Mandir campus, Paona Bazar as a part of the four days vaccination festival or 'Tika Utsav' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The aim of ..

NESO condemns human rights violation in Myanmar

IMPHAL, Apr 12North East Students' Organisation (NESO) conducted an online meeting to discuss the present situation in Myanmar especially the plight of the affected people seeking shelter in the North Eastern States on April 9.NESO is the joint body compr..

JCI Manipur chapter

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12: The first installation ceremony of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Imphal Iconics was held today at Hotel Yaiphaba, MG Avenue, Imphal.The function was graced by Thangmeiband A/C MLA Khumukcham Joykisan Singh, JCI, ..

Mahousa Kanba Lup condemns

IMPHAL, Apr 12Mahousa Kanba Lup condemned the decision to close all the entry points of 'Mt Koubru' by Sadar Hills Chief Association, The land owners apex body of Kangpokpi and Kangpokpi CSOs.Dodo Luwang, president, Mahousa Kanba Lup, said this in a state..

'R&R Attire Hub' opened

IMPHAL, Apr 12: A new apparel showroom called 'R&R Attire Hub' was opened today at Sangaiprou.The showroom is a joint venture of Robert Naorem and Fashion Entrepreneur.Robert Naorem said 'R&R Attire Hub' will be a one stop shop that will cater to ..

BJP will return to power in 2022: K Robindro

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 12: BJP will win majority seats in the upcoming Manipur Legislative Assemble election in 2022 and will return to power.Deputy Speaker Kongkham Robindro said this at pension distribution programme held at Sekmaijin Keithel ..

Meeting scheduled

IMPHAL, Apr 12A meeting of the employees of different Government departments will be held on April 15 to reactivate the JAC of AMTUC and MGO at CMO, Imphal West.The meeting is organised by Medical Department Employees Association and every employees of Go..

Dy CM inaugurates Kombirei Festival -2021

Imphal, Apr 12 (DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has reiterated that the Government is committed to restore water bodies to conserve rare flora and fauna of Manipur.He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the ‘Kombirei Festival -2021’ at Epathoukok Comlex, Lamphelpat.The Deputy Chief Minister also said that restoration of the water body at Lamphelpat  is in the priority list to conserve the natural habitat of ethnic flowers like Kombirei.  Joykumar Singh ..

Myanmarese seeking shelter stopped

MOREH, Apr 13 : State police and Assam Rifles stopped about 50 Myanmar Nationals attempting to enter the State through Border Pillar no 79, today, reports our correspondent. It might be noted that the military junta has killed hundreds of supporters prote..

No salary for colleges failing to score minimum credit point of NAAC: Rajen

Imphal, Apr 12 (DIPR) : Education Minister S Rajen Singh has said that colleges in the State should work to get minimum credit score of 2.5 of National Assessment and Accreditation Council, NAAC and cautioned that the salaries for the staffs of those coll..

CM kick-starts mass vaccination drive; 126 centres activated to administer vaccine

Imphal, Apr 11 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh today inaugurated a four-day Tika Utsav, a special COVID-19 vaccination drive and took the first jab of COVID vaccine at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Hospital here. Tika Utsav is a Nation-wide cam-paign and is aimed at spee- ding up vaccination to contain the COVID-19 second wave.After receiving the vaccine, the Chief Minister stated that he had not experienced any adverse effect. He then made his earnest appeal to all those, ..

‘BJP fears going ahead with ADC polls’

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11 : Congress Working Committee (CWC) permanent member Gaikhangam has asserted that the State Government has been deliberately delaying the elections to ADCs and ULBs for BJP fears that it would suffer humiliating defeats if the elections are held now.He was speaking at a one-day State level youth interaction cum social media training programme held at Congress Bhavan here today under the aegis of the Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (MPYCC).Whereas the BJP-led ..

RPF appeals to pay tributes

IMPHAL, Apr 11: The proscribed RPF has appealed to all the people of the land to pay floral tributes and homage to the ‘martyrs’ at their memorial tombs on April 13.A press release issued by the outfit’s Deputy Secretary, Publicity Roben..

PPC defends dists creation with ‘people's rights’ line

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11: Days after the UNC (United Naga Council) strongly reacted against “activities of the Government to legalise the new districts in Naga areas by proposing to hold ADC elections”, the People’s Progressiv..

Active Covid cases rise to 107

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11: With the daily COVID-19 positive cases increasing over the past couple of weeks, the total number of active cases in the State has reached 107 and this figure is inclusive of 13 Central security personnel. Today too, 1..

JNIMS staff, Govt ink pact; stir off

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11: The employees’ associations of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Porompat have called off their stir after the Government agreed to fulfil their demands today.The Teachers’ Association ..

Closure of Mt Koubru entry points resolved

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Apr 11 : The Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt Koubru has announced immediate closure of all entry points to Mt. Koubru until the State Government explains why they are continuing with the survey work of the mounta..

National safe motherhood day observed; Gestational Diabetes mellitus screening launched

Our CorrespondentBPR/TBL/TPL , Apr 11: Community Health Centre, Heirok  under the aegis of District Health Society Thoubal observed the National Safe Motherhood Day on the them 'Educate, Acknowledge and Focus On The Problem Of Diseases Claiming Solution For Them' at CHC Heirok today.The inaugural function was attended by Dr Y Nokul Singh, Chief Medical Officer Thoubal, Ch Basanta Singh, District Programme Manager, DHS, Thoubal and Dr Th Ramananda Singh, MO incharge, CHC Heirok as presidium members.Dr ..

PHE Minister inaugurates Avoimai playground at Afii village

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Apr 11: Inaugurating the Avoimai playground at Afii village under Paomata sub-division, PHE Minister, Losii Dikho lauded the relentless efforts of the Afii villagers for creating a standard size ground out of an nearly impossible mountain foothill.The Avoimai playground was inaugurated in the presence of Manipur's NPF vice president, Woba Joram as chief patron along with different area leaders, village leaders, Church leaders, women & youth officials and Afii villagers.Minist..

Agriculture Minister launches 'Tika Utsav' at CHC Wangoi

Our CorrespondentIMP/TBL/TNP , Apr 11: Minister of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and Tourism, Oinam Lukhoi Singh today launched 'Tika Utsav' for COVID-19 mass vaccination at Community Health Centre, Wangoi in the presence of Medical Offic..

Yangkhullen village organises 'Hekazo'

Our CorrespondentSenapati , Apr 11: Yengkhullen and neighbouring villages including Tamphung, Ziumi, Bakie and Nsebekie organised "Hekazo", an annual community fishing event for kindred of  Zeliangrong community today.According to the old traditional..

Pregnancy is the most critical phase in the life of women: O Lukhoi

IMPHAL, Apr 11 (DIPR)Pregnancy is the most important as well as critical phase for women and they should follow the advice of doctors and healthcare workers to avoid any complications.Minister of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and Tourism, Oinam Lukhoi Singh said this while attending the observance of National Safe Motherhood Day, 2021 under the motto “ Educate, Acknowledge and focus on the problem of diseases, claiming solution and precaution for them,” held at Community ..

The society will move backward without education: S Rajen

IMPHAL, Apr 11 (DIPR)Without education the society will move backward, so education should be given top priority.Education Minister S Rajen Singh said this at the inaugural function of the newly constructed (3) ACR and toilet block of Heibongpokpi High School, today. He said that the problem for the shortage of teachers in the Government schools will be solved very soon. He also said that the Government understands the issue shortage of subject teachers in government schools and colleges. The process ..

Assam Rifles organises awareness on 'Tika Utsav'

IMPHAL, Apr 11 (PIB)Four day long Tika Utsav or Vaccine festival is being organised by Government of India in the country from 11 to 14 Apr 2021.  In order to inoculate maximum number of eligible people against COVID amid a worrying surge in cases and to support Tika Utsav, 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of  22 Sect AR/ IGAR(E) made its continuous and deliberate efforts to curtail the upsurge of COVID cases in its area of responsibility by conducting vaccination drives for troops and promulgatin..

Renu Handloom & Handicrafts opens showroom branch at Haobam Marak

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, Apr 11: A branch showroom of Renu Handloom & Handicrafts was opened on Saturday at Haobam Marak Ngangom Leikai.At the function, Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies of Manipur Oinam Jiten said  that the efforts a..

Sahitya Premi Samiti organises seminar on Sankirtan

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11: A seminar on 'Origin of Manipuri Sankirtan' was organised by Sahitya Premi Samiti Imphal today at Shree Shree Ramji Prabhu mandap in Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal.The seminar was attended by CAF and PD Minister Thokch..

PAC celebrates 37th foundation day

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11 : Performing Artistes Centre (PAC), Khurai has observed its 37th foundation day at its hall, today.  The celebration was graced by Member of  Khurai Nandeibam Leikai Zilla Parishad, Athokpam Okendra;  PAC..

Programme concludes

IMPHAL, Apr 11 : National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), PMU Tengnoupal has organised the closing cum certificate distribution ceremony of the 3 month long employment oriented training and skill development programme..

State observes Narasingh death anniv

Imphal, Apr 11 (DIPR): The State today paid tributes to Maharaja Narasingh on his 171st death anniversary. The main observance was held at the memorial of the late Maharaja located inside Kangla with Chief Minister N Biren Singh as the chief guest.  On his arrival at the historic fort, the Chief Minister led his Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, MPs, Government officials and general public in offering floral tributes at the memorial of the king, who along with Maharaja Gambhir Singh spearheaded a fierce ..

Remanded

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11 : Deputy Magistrate Thoubal remanded two persons including a woman in connection with the suspicious death of RK Vikram to seven days police custody, today.The two identified as Md Mustakim (19) s/o Md Islaoddin of Lilo..

KGC endorses

IMPHAL, Apr 11The Khurai Genial Club (KGC), Khurai Thangjam Leikai has endorsed the stir of Justice For Sanaton Athokpam.In a statement today, the club said the death of the medical student should be investigated by registering an FIR at the earliest.It r..

Palace auditorium packed on third day of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Manipuri cinema

Imphal, Apr 11 : The palace auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) was packed on Sunday as hundreds of people turned up to watch the films that are being screened as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Manipuri Cinema.The scree..

832 Kl for April allocated

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11: After the Centre slashed the quota of kerosene for Manipur, 832 kilolitres of the fuel for the month of April has been allocated for sale at fair price shops. The same quantity would be allocated for May and June month..

89 TTs reach Imphal

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 11 : Altogether 89 loaded POL and LPG tankers escorted by CRPF reached Imphal today.The convoy coming from Khatkhati, Assam includes 32 petrol tankers, 34 diesel tankers, 5 kerosene tankers and 18 LPG tankers.It is reporte..

KLNP likely to shrink due to climate change New study emphasises on ex-situ conservation of Sangai

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: The Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) which is the only natural habitat of the endangered Sangai is likely to shrink considerably after three decades or so. And as such, there is an urgent need to step up ex-situ conser-vation measures in addition to expediting habitat resto-ration works. A research work carried out by Vicky Anand, research scholar and others from the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Imphal under the guidance ..

Sit-in-protest demands ST status

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: The Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) continued its series of sit-in protests at Hao Keithel, Nambol Bazar today.The sit-in was organised by the Naharup Pana STDCM, Bishnupur district. The protesters demanded the Government to include Meetei/Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list.It may be noted that the STDCM launched fresh stir from March 20 demanding the State Government to send a recommendation to the Government of India to include ..

Divyang Mitra and Netra Kumbh Nishikant donates eyes

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10 : Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba has announced that 10 per cent of the MP Local Area Development Fund would be earmarked for differently-abled persons.He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Divyang Mitra and Netra Kumbh Manipur 2021-22, today at Nupilal complex.A free eye screening camp for journalists was also held as a part of the function. It is reported that the camp would also be held tomorrow (April 11) at the Manipur Press Club.Leisemba Sanajaoba ..

Covid claims one more, toll hits 376

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: COVID-19 has claimed one more life in the State, taking the death toll to 376.According to a press release issued by RIMS Deputy Medical Superintendent  Prof N Sanjib, one 59 year old male belonging to Imphal West died at RIMS at around 2.53 pm today. The latest COVID victim was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension.Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in the State has once again crossed 100 after 11 persons including one personnel ..

Mass resignation cripples JNIMS

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: Amid the fear of a possible COVID-19 second wave, almost all healthcare services at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) have come to a grinding halt after doctors and nurses submitted mass resignation letters on April 8.It may be noted that the Teachers’ Association and Trained Nurses’ Association of the institute had submitted mass resignation letters denouncing Government’s failure to implement the 7th ROP.Employees’ ..

Opium seized

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: A team of Bishnupur district comman-do arrested a 23-year-old man along with five Kilo-grams of opium at Trong- laobi yesterday evening.The arrested man has been identified as Mang-minthang Haokip of G Kho- nuam, Sangaikot, Chura-chandpur at present staying at Changlei Veng.He was arrested while the commando team led by Subedar OC Y Shaktishen, conducted frisking and checking of his two wheeler moped at Tronglaobi near Moirang gate. The opium was found concealed ..

CRPF leaves to escort TTs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: In view of the depleting stock of fuels at Malom Oil Depot , a convoy of empty bullet tankers left Imphal for Khatkatti, Assam today with CRPF escorts to bring in about 120 tankers loaded with POL and LPG.At present, t..

Justice for Sanaton casts doubt on enquiry

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: The Magisterial enquiry into the death of Sanaton Athokpam cannot be trusted as crucial details of the case are being kept away from the family members and the JAC, said Justice For Sanaton Athokpam today.Even though C..

National Lok Adalat 2021 held across State

IMPHAL , Apr 10As per the calendar of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the Manipur State Legal Services Authority in association with High Court Legal Services Committee and District Legal Services Authorities organized the first National Lok Adalat for the year, 2021 today at various places across the State, both in virtual and physical modes, said a statement of MASLSA.National Lok Adalat for Imphal East and West district was jointly held at ADR Building, Lamphel Court Complex. National ..

Seminar on 'Current crisis in Myanmar' held at Slopeland School

Our CorrespondentThoubal , Apr 10: In a bid to analyse 'What we can learn & what we can do as a neighbor', a seminar on 'The Current crisis in Myanmar' was organised at Slopeland school of Teachers Education in Khongjom Salt village, Thoubal district, today.Addressing the programme as a resource person, Human Rights Alert Manipur, director and human rights activist, Babloo Loitongbam highlighted the similarities between Manipur and Myanmar and stated that even the problems and discrimination faced ..

Free eye screening camp conducted at Saipum YVA Unit, CCpur

CHURACHANDPUR , Apr 10Shija Eye Care Foundation in association with NPCB (NHM), ADC Churachandpur and Saipum YVA Unit jointly organized a comprehensive eye camp at Saipum Community Hall today, said a statement of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute.Dur..

COVID-19 vaccination awareness programme held

Our CorrespondentMOREH , Apr 10: Bharatiya Janata Party ST Morcha Manipur Pradesh organised a one day awareness programme on COVID-19 vaccination at the office premises of Tamil Sangam, Moreh today.The awareness programme was attended by BJP ST Morcha Man..

Sensitization cum workshop on NEP 2020 organised

THOUBAL , Apr 10A Sensitization cum workshop on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Lilong Haoreibi College yesterday at the Multipurpose Hall of the College.The workshop was sponsored by the..

IBSD organises awareness on orchid cultivation at Mao Song Song

Our CorrespondentSenapati , Apr 10: A 1 day awareness programme on 'Orchid cultivation' was organised by the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Ind..

New council of AITUC Manipur constituted

IMPHAL, Apr 10The second conference of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Imphal City District Committee was held today at Irawat Bhawan Complex at BT Road.The conference was attended by S Yaima, vice-president, AITUC Manipur; L Sotinkumar, genera..

Locals voice for 'Mega Food Park' construction

IMPHAL, Apr 10: The villagers of Koijam Maring urged the Government and authorities concerned to start the construction of Mega Food Park to be established at Yaithibi Khunou in Thoubal district at the earliest.In a meeting held today, villagers of Koijam..

UKAL bans entry to Umanglai Haraobung

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 10: Umang Lai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL) asserted that the tussle happened among Tangkhul Saba, Nurabi Sabi and Thougaloi Sabi during Ikop Ningthou Haraoba violated the ritualistic traditions of Lai Haraoba therefore UKAL pro..

Students felicitated at Urup

By Our Staff ReporterTHOUBAL, Apr 10: A felicitation programme for successful students from Urup in HSLC and HSSLC examinations 2019-2020 and Khulem Johnson on securing 41st State rank at NEET 2020 was organised by Urup Young Club at Urup High School toda..

UNC throws spanner to Govt stand to hold ADC elections in newly created dists too Ghost of dists creation of 2016 yet to be exorcised

NNN and OSRSENAPATI, Apr 9 : The United Naga Council (UNC) has asserted that that it will not accept activities of the Government to “legalize the new districts in Naga areas” while specifically referring to the March 27, 2021, Cabinet decision to hold the ADC elections too in the newly created districts of Kamjong, Tengnoupal, Pherzawl and Noney.Notably the Demand Committee on Creation of ADCs had been maintaining that ADC elections should also be held in the newly created districts, ..

CM inaugurates Golden Jubilee celebration of Manipuri Cinema CMAT distributed to deserving artistes

IMPHAL, Apr 9 (DIPR) Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated the year long Golden Jubilee Celebration of Manipur Cinema at the Palace Auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Imphal today. The function was organized by the Manipur State Film Development Society. The Chief Minister also unveiled a monolith of Manipuri Cinema and inaugurated SN Chand Cine Archive and Museum at the campus of the MSFDS.Addressing the gathering, N Biren stated that the Government has taken up ..

Justice for Sanaton takes protest further with road blocks Demand to register FIR gets louder

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 9: The call for justice for Sanaton Athokpam gained momentum as a large number of people including womenfolk blocked roads and held a mass sit-in protest today.Protesters under the aegis of the JAC (Justice for Sanaton Athokpam) today blocked Imphal-Ukhrul road and Khurai Salanthong area road restricting vehicular movement.A large number of people including womenfolk also staged a mass sit-in protest at Sagolmang Community Hall.People Sagolmang, Yumnam Patlou, Wakhong ..

Nongpok Sekmai PS glows with excellence tag

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 9: Director General of Police, LM Khaute today handed over certificate of excellence from the Ministry of Home Affair Government of India to Officer-in-Charge of Nongpok Sekmai Police Station for bagging rank number 1 Police Station in the country for the year 2020.The certificate of excellence jointly signed by the Union Home Minister of India and Union Home Secretary was received by Inspector K Premkumar Mangang, OC Nongpok Sekmai Police Station at the office chamber ..

Enterprising lady rekindles spirit of survival for many

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 9 : For entrepreneur Renu Arambam, success is measured not only by the growth of one’s proficiency/expertise in one's chosen fields but also by the deeds of love and humanity one lends to the underprivileged sections of the society.Apart from being a successful entrepreneur, Renu has brought back smiles to hundreds of widows and orphans from different communities.Irrespective of caste, creed and communities, this 47 year old woman from Mantripukhri Marcy Land, ..

Sacred water, earth

IMPHAL, Apr 9: On the auspicious occasion of Sajibu Nongma Panba (Cheiraoba), the Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board has appealed to all the people to collect sacred water and earth between 7 am of April 12 till 10 am April 13 from its office...

No physical classes

IMPHAL, Apr 9: In view of the rising number of Covid infections in some States, the Government has ordered all schools to shut physical classes for students of Class VI to VIII with immediate effect.All Government and private schools will suspend physical..