424 more test positive as virus continues to spread Covid claims 13 more to take total tally to 489

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 10: The State COVID-19 death toll has surged to 489 after 13 persons fell victim to the virus during the last 24 hours.The positive cases also witnessed a spike of 424, according to a press release issued by Additional Dir..

COHSEM debunks

IMPHAL, May 10 : The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM) has clarified that a notification being circulated through internet and social media regarding cancellation of Class XI and XII Examinations, 2021 is fake and fabricated.The Secr..

More fines collected

IMPHAL, May 10 : With the collection of Rs 1,07,150 as fine from the violators of Covid guidelines issued by the State Government and State Disaster Management Authority on Monday, the cumulative amount of fine collected by the Police Department to date h..

Found hung to death

IMPHAL, May 10 : A 25 year old youth was found hung to death at DM College campus today.According to the police, the body was found hanging from a tree at around 4.30 pm near the boys hostel of DM College of Science.The deceased has been identified as Pou..

Mother's Day

IMPHAL, May 10 : Governor Dr Najma Heptulla distributed sweets to three children homes in Imphal on the occasion of Mother's Day.In her greeting, the Governor reiterated that Mother's Day is an opportunity to thank the woman 'who brought you to this world..

Some ACs don’t have any health centre

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 10: Of the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State, there are few Assembly segments which do not have any PHC or CHC or HWC.The absence of health centres in certain Assembly segments was detected in the course of the ongoi..

Kpi CSO Covid Task Force constituted

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 10 : Following the surge in COVID-19 cases and fatality in the district, Kangpokpi CSO COVID Task Force was formed today during a meeting held at KSO Administrative Office building at Kangpokpi DHQs following strict SOPs an..

Detention of two for post on social media Free them, demand DESAM, IPAK

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 10 : The Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has urged the State Government and authority concerned to release L Bijoyraj and O Amarjit who were arrested by the State police on May 5 and 6 respectively for a p..

Assault and confinement case Court grants bail to 13 accused

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 10 : The Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West has today ordered the release of 13 persons arrested in connection with the assault of Longjam Jibanlata and wrongful confinement on April 27 at Kakwa Naorem Leikai Amujao (So..

PVA urges Govt

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 10 : The Phungyar Village Authority (PVA), Kamjong has appealed to the State Government to take immediate actions against an official posted at Phungyar Sub Division who allegedly shouted and hurled a pen at their headman ..

S Neken urges

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, May 10 : The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has urged the State Government to transfer the  MGNREGS funds released by the Centre to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and job cardholders at the earliest pos..

STS imposes restriction in view of COVID-19 situation

IMPHAL, May 10The Sirti Thiimjiitam Sourkhe (STS) or Monsang Naga Students Union has enforced various measures in Monsang villages in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in ther areas.In a notification issued to this effect, STS has prohibited movement of c..

COVID-19 : Newly married groom tests positive

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, May 10 : A newly married groom was found COVID-19 positive today.The groom is a doctor from Thoubal Wangmataba Hawaibam Leirak who is currently doing an intern in a clinic in Imphal. He was married yesterday as the date had alrea..

Two drug dealers held

IMPHAL, May 10A team of Lilong PS including police personnel and along with members of ANJUMAN, Lilong arrested two drug dealers from their residence at Lilong Haoreibi Turel Ahanbi Ubakthong Makha on May 8 at around 8 am.The arrested drug dealers are ide..

Govt helping State natives in Delhi through Manipur Bhawan

IMPHAL, May 9 (DIPR) The State Government has taken several measures through Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi to assist the people from Manipur residing in Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region).An oxygen cylinder bank with 10 cylinders has been opened at the Bhawan. It will provide oxygen to needy patients through student organisations. The Delhi Government has made arrangements for filling of the cylinders and the Bhawan authority will assist the State natives whenever required. Today, some cylinders ..

Cash crunch in ATMs adds to woes of public

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 9: Cash crunch in most ATM booths in Imphal City and its surrounding areas is distressing the anxious depositors who are short of cash during this pandemic.The curfew being clamped in areas under IMC and Greater Imphal has only exacerbated the hardships of the common people.Common men are being forced to come out from their homes to withdraw money from ATM booths, amid the curfew as they have run out of cash to manage the family amid surging prices of all essential ..

CAU develops low cost machine to wash crops

Konsam SamitaIMPHAL, May 9 : A technology developed by the Central Agricultural University (CAU) Imphal is making washing large quantities of gingers, turmeric and other underground crops easy.While washing large quantities of gingers or turmeric traditionally takes hours and causes inconveniences, CAU’s washer hardly takes an hour to do the job.Washing 25 kilograms of ginger or turmeric takes only about 10 minutes, said Dean of College of Food Technology, CAU, Imphal, Dr Ngangkham Joykumar.This ..

With 15 deaths Manipur sets new grim record

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 9: With the COVID-19 graph soaring rapidly every single day, the State today set a grim record of 15 deaths.The highest death toll earlier was 13 on May 6.As a result, the death toll has jumped to 476 while the recovery ra..

Centre allots 93007.95 q of PMGKAY rice

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 9 : The Government of India has allocated 93007.95 quintals of rice per month for May-June period to Manipur under Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)- Phase III.The allocation is meant for distribution of add..

Mom-son held

IMPHAL, May 9: A team of Nongpok Sekmai Police Station arrested 4 persons includinga a mother-son duo in connection with drug peddling yesterday evening.The team of Nongpok Sekmai Police Station along with women police personnel under the Supervision of S..

Body found

IMPHAL, May 9: A decomposed body of a male, aged 45-50, was found in the forest of Makhan village, Kangpokpi by some local youths on May 6, said G-Saparmeina police today.The body was found by the youth while they were collecting wild vegetables from the ..

Covid test

IMPHAL, May 9: POL and LPG tanker drivers and their helpers have been subjected to COVID-19 test on arrival at Khatkhatti, Assam.Notably, Khatkhatti is a popular parking place for most POL and LPG tankers coming from different States of the North East reg..

SOP violators fined

IMPHAL, May 9 : The Police Department collected a sum of Rs 99,050/- (nine nine and fifty only) as fines from 285 SOP violators today.The Police Department continued the crack down on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the State Government..

N Iboyaima condoled

IMPHAL, May 9 : The Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board (LSTB) has mourned the demise of revered Pena singer Ningthoujam Iboyaima (81) of Kumbi Lai Sandong on May 8, 2021.In its condolence message, the board said that N Iboyaima was the oldest member of Pena loishang.The board prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace and shared the  grieve of the bereaved family members...

One 'assaulted' for questioning Rs 30 ticket charge at CHC

Our CorrespondentThoubal, May 9 : In a tragic incident, people claiming to be committee members of CHC Lilong allegedly assaulted one individual for questioning the rationale for charging Rs 30 for admitting to the health centre at Lilong Haoreibi Makha Leikai on May 8.The 'victim' of the alleged incident has been identified as one Yumkhaibam Ziaul Haque (30), s/o Haji Jiaouddin of Lilong Haoreibi Makha Leikai Asem Leirak. He was reportedly treated at Noor Hospital, Lilong.Briefing journalists at ..

IBSA disinfects areas in Singjamei Yumnam Leikai

IMPHAL, May 9Indo-Burma Sports Association (IBSA), Singjamei Yumnam Leikai, sprayed disinfectant at areas in the vicinity of the club today under the aegis of Speaker Yumnam Khemchand.Heisnam Sarat, joint secretary, IBSA, said the second wave is spreading faster at every nook and corner of the Country and has also reached our State. As of May 8, there is 184 active cases and 4 deaths in Singjamei AC, he added.Spreading of Sodium Hypochlorite disinfectant was carried out to aid in curbing the spread ..

MoD gives nod to recruit ex AMC/SSC medical officers

IMPHAL, May 9 (PIB)The Ministry of Defence has issued an order to Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DG AFMS) for recruitment of Ex-Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) medical officers. Under the ‘Tour of DutyR..

'VDF yet to be included in FLW list'

IMPHAL, May 9All Manipur VDF Welfare Association expressed dissatisfaction at being left out of benefits or schemes for Front Line Warriors and their demands to have their wages increased falling into deaf ears.The association said, in a statement issued ..

IPSA and Rising Sun Club demand unconditional release of its members

IMPHAL, May 9International Peace and Social Advancement and Rising Sun Club called for unconditional released of their office bearers who were arrested by the Police on May 5 and 6.In statements issued today, the two organisation said Okram [email protected] M..

MSPDCL informs

IMPHAL, May 9Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited informed residents of Patsoi, Yurembam, Langjing, Takyel, Taobungkhok, Salam etc that are supplied byEaster-1 and Brickfield feeder from Yurembam Substation will not get power supply from 10 AM..

MTIFC warns

IMPHAL, May 9Manipur Tribal Indigenous Farmers Committee (MTIFC) condemned the appointment of IAS/MCS officer as Head of Departments/Director in technical departments in the State.Manipur Tribal Indigenous Farmers Committee (MTIFC) questioned what harm th..

KH Dhaneshwori condoled

IMPHAL, May 9All Manipur Nupi Marup and Communist Party of India Manipur State Unit condoled the sudden demise of Khamnam Dhaneshwori Devi today at the age of 94.Late KH Dhaneshwori Devi was a prominent leader who worked and fought for the rights of women..

'Tengnoupal PHC in dire straits'

Our CorrespondentTENGNOUPAL , May 9: Even with the increasing number of COVID-19 infection in the second wave, the condition of the one and only Primary Health Centre in Tengnoupal District has been in a very deplorable condition, says Piter Hemkhosei Touthang, Senior member Tengnoupal village authority.According to Piter Hemkhosei Touthang, Tengnoupal DHQs still doesn't have a Covid care centre even with the increasing number of Covid positive cases and stated that it is rather unfortunate that the ..

50 Bedded Jiribam district hospital receives 3 more D Type Oxygen Cylinder

Our CorrespondentJIRIBAM , May 9: The 50 Bedded Hospital in Ningshing Khun, Jiribam district received  3 more 65 Kg D-Type Oxygen Cylinders today.The hospital had earlier received 12  D-Type Oxygen Cylinders on May 6 under the supervision of Jiribam DC, W Malemnganba Chenglei, IAS.The Oxygen cylinders were brought to the Hospital as a precaution to avoid the crisis of Oxygen shortage in the district under the initiative of Jiribam Administration and CMO.The handover programme of the Oxygen ..

Rainforest Club appeals to roll back transfer order of Dr Chambo Gonmei

TAMENGLONG , May 9The Rainforest Club Tamenglong, in a statement issued today, appealed to the concerned authority to roll back the transfer order of Dr Chambo Gonmei, CMO Tamenglong.The club highlighted the crucial role played by Dr Chambo Gonmei in comb..

Village chairman lauds Government for appointing new CMO Tamenglong

TAMENGLONG , May 9The Chairman of Duigailong, Khangchiuluan and Chiuluan village, in a statement extended their appreciation to the Government of Manipur for appointing MHS officer, Dr G Majachungliu as the new incharge Chief Medical Officer, Tamenglong a..

1 more person succumb to COVID-19 in CCPur; death toll touches 53

CHURACHANDPUR , May 9The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Churachandpur has climbed to 53 with one more person succumbing to the disease while another 29 positive cases were reported today.The latest victim, aged 72 succumbed to COVID-19 at Chura..

Send genuine report to Central Government on Mt Koubru, Thangting hill: IHRA

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI , May 9: The International Human Rights Association, Manipur State urged the Government of Manipur to send a proper and genuine report on the status of Mt Koubru and Thangting hill to the Central Government.Mark Thangmang Haokip..

TDC hands over ambulance to drivers

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 8 : The Transporters and Drivers Council  (TDC) handed over one basic life support ambulance to All Manipur Road Transport Drivers and Motor Workers Union (AMRTDMWU) , today.Briefing journalists at  Kakwa Sorokhaibam Leikai, TDC president Ranjit stated that the ambulance was entrusted to  AMRTDMWU for aiding drivers and handymen operating on National and State Highways during emergency.Mentioning that many precious lives have been lost on the highways ..

12 more succumb, 442 test positive

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 8: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact heavy toll on the State with 12 persons succumbing to the virus during the last 24 hours while 442 persons including two CAPF personnel were found infected by the virus.During th..

KNO preaches harmony, recalls historical ties

IMPHAL, May 8Taking serious note of the recent diatribe launched by certain organisations and some individuals against the Kuki in the backdrop of the Mount Koubru stand off, the Kuki National Organisation (KNO) has called for peace and harmony among all ..

ZHRF sends SOS to CM, seeks oxygen

Our CorrespondentCCpur, May 8: With the rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and increa-sing severity of the disease, the Zomi Human Rights Foundation has sent SOS to Chief Minister N Biren Singh requesting him to provide sufficient life-saving med..

Drug users appeal

IMPHAL, May 8 : The Drug Users’ Federation for Human Rights and Justice (DUFHRJ) has urged drug rehabilitation/treatment centres operating in the State to immediately stop 'forced pick up and abduction' of drug users from the streets.The federation,..

NIA's wanted man in police net

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 8 : A team of Kakching District com-mandos nabbed a person last night who was announced most wanted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with an ambush on a ROP team of 4th Assam Rifles in 2017.The person i..

One electrocuted

CCpur, May 8: A labourer engaged by a telecom network provider to erect 5G towers reportedly died of electrocution on the way to hospital yesterday.The deceased has been identified as Devojit Mili (33), s/o Muladhar Mili of Bhorgaya Gandhali, Lak-himpur A..

2 more succumb to COVID-19 in Kpi

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI , May 8: The fatality of COVID-19 second wave continued to ravage Kangpokpi district as it witnessed two more reported deaths today according to the official Covid situation report.Out of the two reported deaths, one is from Motbung area, she succumbed to the dreaded COVID-19 on May 6 at CMC Hospital Koirengei but it was officially reflected in the official portal only today.According to the death report from CMC Hospital, Koirengei the deceased woman (41) from Motbung, ..

Sodium Hypochlorite sprayed

Our CorrespondentKAKCHING , May 8: In view of the increasing infection of COVID-19, a number of places in Kakching was sanitized by spraying Sodium Hypochlorite solution under the supervision of Kakching AC MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwor today.Speaking on the occasion, M Rameshwor stated that the initiative to spray Sodium Hypochlorite was taken in association with BJP Kakching Mandal to keep the people protected from the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.He mentioned that the solution was sprayed at Kakching ..

Man held for sexually assaulting minor girl

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul , May 8: A man was arrested by Ukhrul police for sexually assaulting a 11 year  old girl at Kamjong district.The minor girl  was allegedly assaulted by the accused on April 20 at Kamjong.According to reports, the accused per..

Identify the refugees from Myanmar, says UKAL

IMPHAL, May 8Umanglai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL) urged the Government to identify the refugees of Myanmar and segregate them who may have been hiding in different areas of the State taking advantage of the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the State...

Community Isolation Centre opened at Moirang

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, May 8: A 70 bedded Community Isolation Centre for Moirang at Moirang Multipurpose Higher Secondary School in Moirang Lamkhai was inaugurated by MLA of Moirang A/C, P Saratchandra today.The centre has been opened to the public a..

Protest staged at Chandel

CHANDEL , May 8Denouncing the re-posting of Kh Ibetombi Devi to Chandel, a protest was staged by the Chandel District Fishery Farmers' Development Committee at District Fishery Officer's Office, Chandel today.The committee stated that the agitation would ..

RNSOM appeals public to comply with Government directives

NONEY , May 8The Rongmei Naga Students Organisation Manipur (RNSOM), in a statement issued today extended their appreciation to the State Government for the all round preparedness to deal with the second wave of COVID-19 in the State.  The daily upda..

Curfew imposed in Ukhrul district for 10 days till May 17

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul , May 8: In view of increasing trends in COVID-19 cases in Manipur, the Ukhrul District Administration has imposed a curfew in Ukhrul district from May 8 till May 17.As per the statement issued by District Magistrate, Joseph Pauline K..

CHIC setup at Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 8: MLA Karam Shyam opened a Community Home Isolation Centre (CHIC) at Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, Canchipur for Langthabal Assembly Constituency today.Opening the CHIC, MLA Karam Shyam said there has been 106 cases of COVID-19 in the AC, 11 were being treated at hospitals while 2 had succumbed to the virus. There are lot of problems on admitting patient at hospital these days, he added.An amount of Rs 1.3 crore was utilised in setting up Community Quarantine ..

Assam Rifles celebrates 'World Red Cross Day'

IMPHAL, May 8 (PIB)World Red Cross Day is celebrated every year on 8th May to commemorate the principles of International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.  It is also day to draw attention of the public to the humanitarian activities carried out by Red Cross and its affiliated organizations.  On this occasion the Medical officers, Nursing staff and other Para Medical staff of 44 ASSAM RIFLES under the aegis of 22 Sect AR/IGAR(E) conducted a COVID Awareness Program in Tamenglong town. ..

Tobacco products disposed off

IMPHAL, May 8Joint body of 6 students union including Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpang Lup (AIMS), All Manipur Students Union (AMSU), Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Kangleipak Students Association (KSA), Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF) and Students Union of Kangleipak (SUK) disposed off seized tobacco products yesterday.The joint student body said they had announced that the sales of tobacco products will be not allowed in the State as the Government had also issued order banning ..

Lamlai Mapari Thougal Lup decries foul play

IMPHAL, May 8Lamlai Mapari Thougal Lup alleged that the beneficiaries of Lamlai Assembly Constituency have not received the rice quota under National Food Security Act (NFSA) for April and May.A press release issued by the lup stated that the lup will sub..

Court rejects bail to man accused of attempted murder

IMPHAL, May 8Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West rejected a bail application filed by attempted murder accused Nelson Nameirakpam (33).Nelson Nameirakpam is being charged with attempt to murder one  Roshan Thounaojam on March 13, 2020 at Horizon Pr..

Abandoned and orphaned children should be supported: MCPCR

IMPHAL, May 8Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights informed all individual, entity and organisation to ensure that if they received any information regarding orphaned and abandoned children during these COVID-19 times, then the same must be in..

Crackdown on SOP violators continues

IMPHAL, May 8The State Police Department continued its crackdown on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the State Government and the State Disaster Management Authority in connection with COVID-19 pandemic.The police, as a part of the crack..

Student bodies launch drives to study grievances of non Covid patients

IMPHAL, May 8A joint team of six student bodies viz- AMSU, MSF, DESAM, KSA, SUK and AIMS has started conducting drives at hospitals across the State to check if non-Covid patients are subjected to any kind of hardships and COVID-19 second wave in the Stat..

Soraisam Kebi distributes essential items in Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 8 : Managing Director of Chumthang Shannapung, Soraisam (o) Kebi distributed essential items to 120 families in Naoriya Pakhanglakpa in containment zones.S Kebi is also a member of BJP.Continuing her efforts to help the pe..

IPAK appeals

IMPHAL, May 8The Indigenous People's Association of Kangleipak (IPAK), Manipur has urged the State Government to put in place stringent measures to arrest the rapid surge of COVID-19 in the State.Notably, the State recorded 600 Covid cases on Friday (May ..

Seram Neken clarifies on MGNREGS funds

IMPHAL, May 8The Rs 83.6 crore sanctioned by Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj was grant-in-aid of the 2nd instalment of 1st tranche of central assistance towards wage, materials and administrative component for FY 2020-21 for clearance o..

Mother's Day wish

IMPHAL, May 8Indigenous Minorities Socio-Cultural Organisation Manipur (IMSCOM) wished everyone on the eve of Mother's Day which is celebrated on May 9.IMSCOM said in a statement issued today that the organisation has been celebrating Mother's Day every y..

Dr K Rajo Singh re-eangaged

IMPHAL, May 8Two days after Dr K Rajo Singh was removed from his post as the Director of Health Services, the Government has once again re-engaged him on contract basis today.This is the second time, Dr K Rajo has been made the Director of Health Services..

COVID-19 awareness programme conducted

IMPHAL, May 8As a part of its initiative of spreading awareness to the public on COVID-19, Celin Digital and NR Media conducted COVID-19 awareness programme at Mayang Imphal Keithel yesterday.Speaking on the occasion, Phanjoubam Lanajit Singh, producer of..

KSDO condoles

IMPHAL, May 8Kongpal Social Development Organisation (KSDO) condoled the demise of  former MLA Thangjam Nandakishore (Tayai) Singh on May 5.Members of KSDO observed a two minute silence at its office today and prayed for the departed soul to rest in ..

Two more die in last 24 hours to take total death toll to 449 Manipur sees single day highest surge with 600 cases

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7: While two more succumbed to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 449, as many as 600 people tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours with Imphal West and Imphal East accounting for 374.This is the highest surge recorded on a single day ever since the global pandemic landed on the soil of Manipur in 2020.The previous highest surge in a day was 432 recorded on May 4.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common ..

PIL filed to ensure adequate oxygen supply

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed with the High Court of Manipur in connection with the ‘present shortage of oxygen supply in Manipur during the COVID-19 second wave’ and to ensure that there is no dearth of oxygen supply and ICU beds.The PIL submitted to the Registrar (Judicial) of the High Court of Manipur prayed that the matter be listed before the High Court of Manipur.Listing the ‘facts leading to the filing of the PIL,’ ..

CM reviews Covid situation, 60 oxygen concentrators received

Imphal, May 7 (DIPR)Amid the sudden sharp spike in COVID-19 positive cases, Chief Minister N Biren Singh reviewed the present situation in a virtual interaction with DCs, SPs, CMOs of different districts and doctors of RIMS, JNIMS and COVID Care Centres today.Meanwhile, the State today received 60 oxygen concentrators from the UNICEF through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.The oxygen concentrators were airlifted from Delhi to Imphal by an Indian Air Force aircraft AN32.Speaking at the video ..

Bpr facing oxygen shortage : MSF

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7: COVID-19 patients who have been undergoing treatment at Bishnupur District Hospital and different Covid Care Centres opened under the hospital are now facing a difficult situation due to shortage of medical oxygen.MSF general secretary Hijam Roshan told The Sangai Express that in the wake of the growing apprehension about shortage of oxygen in the State, they conducted an inspection tour at Bishnupur District Hospital and Manipur Oxygen Plant Private Limited.Roshan ..

Landslide adds to fuel procurement woes

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7: The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is now facing several hurdles in its attempts to stock adequate volumes of fuel including LPG at the Malom Depot and Sekmai Bottling Plant before the onset of rainy season.Even ..

Y Erabot sets record straight

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7: “Disappointed” with some newspapers for printing “misleading” reports regarding the interim order of the Supreme Court which has prohibited him from enjoying certain rights as an MLA, Y Erabot ha..

PS case in SC

IMPHAL, May 7: The Supreme Court has fixed first week of July for hearing the writ petition filed by Congress MLA DD Thaisii for upholding the September 18, 2020 order of the High Court of Manipur which declared Manipur Parliamentary Secretary (Appointmen..

Lamboi'khong CCC, Babina inspected

IMPHAL, May 7 (DIPR) Chief Minister N Biren Singh today visited the COVID-19 Care Centre being set up at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West and took stock of the arrangement being made at the centre. The centre which w..

Curfew imposed from May 8 to 17

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7 : Considering the rapid spread of Covid infections, the State Government has imposed curfew in Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul with effect from May 8 till 17.According to ..

CHIC inaugurated

IMPHAL, May 7: A Community Home Isolation Centre (CHIC) with an intake capacity of 200 Covid patients was opened at Liberal College, Luwangsangbam for Heingang Assembly Constituency today.The CHIC was opened in the presence of S Rajen Singh, personal secr..

KCP magazine

IMPHAL, May 7: The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has released the summer issue of its half-yearly magazine “Lanthengminasi Eikhoi”.The magazine contains editorial on “Ideological unity, a necessity for unification” an..

SOP violators fined

IMPHAL, May 7 : The Police Department collected a sum of Rs 67,600/- (sixty seven thousand six hundred only) as fine from 226 SOP violators today.The Police Department continued the crack down on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the Stat..

Contract pact cancelled

IMPHAL, May 7: The Government has cancelled a contract agreement which engaged Dr K Rajo Singh as Director of Medical and Health Services, Manipur for a period of six months after his retirement.An order to this effect issued yesterday showed the agreemen..

IRCS, Senapati branch starts voluntary services at Senapati

Our CorrespondentSenapati, May 7: With surge of positive cases prevailing in the district, the Indian Red Cross Society, Senapati district flung into voluntary services like sanitizing public places and offices with fogging machine. Volunteers from the Indian Red Cross Society, Senapati district today sanitized the District Hospital, Senapati with fogging machines which was accompanied by fire brigade in sanitizing the compound of the district hospital with sodium hypochlorite. Different people from ..

Total shutdown begins at Kangpokpi

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 7: The busy Kangpokpi town wore a deserted look as total lockdown started today following the collective decision of Kangpokpi Town local bodies under public pressure so as to break the chain of suspected community transmission in town.All business establishments were seen closed except pharmacies, clinics and hospitals. All types of local vehicular movement were also restricted except few Government's officials, doctors and other emergency services. Only few people ..

12 oxygen cylinder purchased from Assam

Our CorrespondentJIRIBAM, May 7: District Administration Jiribam under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner of Jiribam, W Malemnganba Chenglei, IAS, purchased 12 D-Type Oxygen cylinders weighing 65 kgs from Assam and the oxygen cylinders reached 50 bedded Jiribam Hospital yesterday night.District Administration of Jiribam assured of providing all possible help to the Government in solving the issue of lack of oxygen cylinders in the State.Speaking on the sidelines, the DC of Jiribam stated that the recently ..

Shops start opening on rotation basis

Our CorrespondentMOREH, May 7 : Following the order issued by the  Tengnoupal District Magistrate in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19, shops in Moreh started opening on rotation basis from today onwards.Moreover, street vendors at Moreh Keithel w..

Four institutions of Kakching start functioning as CHICs

KAKCHING, May 7With the approval of the Assembly Segment Covid Awareness and Covid Enforcement Committee, Wabagai High School, ITI Kakching and Kakching Makha High School, Langmeidong Higher Secondary School and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Umathel have be..

KIM, KSO condole demise of Rev Dr Hawlngam Haokip

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 7: The Kuki Inpi Manipur and the KSO General Headquarters expressed deepest condolences over the untimely demise of Rev Dr Hawlngam Haokip. The revered Christian leader is one of the tallest leaders not only of the Kuki com..

Pallel Bazar Board Action Committee notifies

KAKCHING, May 7Pallel Bazar Board Action Committee notified to all the CSOs, NGOs, Clubs, Associations etc established and having its registered office in and around Pallel area to mandatorily obtain a permission from the office of Committee for any publi..

Six localities in Thoubal declared as containment zones

THOUBAL, May 7Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal district declared Khangabok Mayai Leikai, Uyal Mamang Leikai and Lamding Laishram Leikai of Khangabok A/C, Langathel Khuman Leikai (Wangjing Tentha A/C), Babu Bazar and Kiyam Wangmatama of Wangkhem A/C as conta..

Drive against birds trapping conducted

Our CorrespondentKAKCHING, May 7: A team of Kakching Range Office and Pallel Beat Office went to Pallel Loukon in Unapal Road today and destroyed nets and other items used for trapping birds and burnt down four huts which was used for keeping such items.The team went to Pallel Loukon after receiving reliable input that some miscreants are trapping birds using nets and other items however the team were not able to apprehend the miscreants.Regarding today's drive, Naorem Munal Meitei, Range Forest Officer/Ka..

AMSU shuts down construction work at Phundrei High School hostel

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 7: All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) shut down the hostel of Phundrei High School for non maintenance of quality.The shoddy work at staff quarter and hostel sections were discovered by a team of AMSU volunteer during an inspection visit as a part of 'Campaign for Total Education'.Manipur is in seismic zone and there are frequent instance of earthquake. In such cases of earthquakes, how will such poor quality structure withstand the natural calamities, AMSU questioned. ..

NSUC appeals

CHANDEL, May 7The Naga Students' Union Chandel (NSUC) has urged the State Government and authority concerned not to give the post of District Fishery Officer Chandel to Kh Ibetombi Devi, contending that the opportunity should be given to Sumpi Pekham Anal..

UFM condoles

IMPHAL, May 7 The United Front, Manipur has condoled the demise of former Union Minister Ajit Singh on May 6.The former Minister who was the chief and founder of  the Rashtriya Lok Dal, was an eminent social and political activist who worked for the ..

NEPY demands action against Doctor and Government hospitals for negligence

IMPHAL, May 7North East Progressive Youth, Manipur State Unit (NEPY) sought action against Doctor, Government institutions/hospitals whose failure to provide medical attention to one P Masiiyi Mao led to his death on May 2.P Masiiyi Mao, a third semester ..

Government releases Rs 83.6 crore for job card wage

IMPHAL, May 7Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Th Biswajit Singh urged District Programme Co-ordinator (DPC) and other relevant officials to ensure that wages of Job Card holders under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ..

PTFC-19 continues awareness campaign

IMPHAL, May 7The People Task Force for COVID-19 (PTFC) continued to conduct awareness programmes to sensitize public about the COVID-19, guidelines and other measures issued by the State Government for public safety and to curb the spread of the virus.As ..


IMPHAL, May 7Aimol Student Union Manipur (ASUM) has prohibited poppy plantation in Aimol land with immediate effect. Aimol Student Union Manipur (ASUM) said this in a statement issued today and said no work should be taken up in Aimol land for plantation ..

Reduce rents of students by 50%: AMMSO

IMPHAL, May 7Landlord should reduced 50% rent for students and micro finance should stopped collection of dues from loanee during this hard times.All Manipur Muslim Students' Organisation (AMMSO) said this in a statement issued today and said the public h..

CM condoles

IMPHAL, May 7 Chief Minister N Biren Singh has condoled the demise of Rev Dr Hawlngam Haokip, general secretary of Kuki Baptist Convention, Dewlahlane.Born in 1938 at Khangbarol, Chandel district, Rev Hawlngam obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Sou..

TMC leader decries police's roughness

IMPHAL, May 7Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress' president, Dr Th Inaocha has condemned police's rudeness he faced when he was on his way home yesterday morning after buying some stuff including some medicines and masks from a wholesale shop in Imphal.In ..