3rd session of 12th Legislative Assembly opens War on Drugs feature prominently in Governor's address

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2:  The third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly was opened today with the Governor’s customary address.The main highlights of the Governor’s address were improvement in law and order situati..

Anti-poor Budget : CPI MSC

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2 : The Budget produced in the Parliament yesterday is anti-people and anti-development, charged Manipur State Council CPI today.It said the Budget provides no solution to unemployment and is against the common people, wor..

Ideas shared on the dos and don'ts of media coverage on HIV Manipur has about 28,000 people living with HIV

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2 : While Manipur ranks third in terms of rate of prevalence of HIV among adults, the State has around 28,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Of this about 6,000 are women and 1,000 are children, said officials of the Manipur..

Enact penal law to check unfair practices in exams : DESAM Check cheating in exams call rung out

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2 : The Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has called for an end to dishonest and unfair practices during the Class X and Class XII examinations conducted by BOSEM and COHSEM respectively.DESAM also called up..

Over 4 Kgs of brown sugar seized

Our CorrespondentMOREH, Feb 2: Around 4.125 Kgs of brown sugar, packed in 100 soap cases, were seized by Tengnoupal police from the possession of one Kamminlal Kilong (37) s/o L Kamlien Kilong of Moulsang village near Moreh College, presently staying at G..

Villagers take lead in destroying poppy plantations

Correspondent/OSRSPT/IMP, Feb 2: Around  25 acres of poppy plantation was destroyed on Thursday in the Tumnoupokpi area.As soon as it came to their knowledge that poppy is being cultivated in the village (Tumnoupokpi) land, the villagers informed the..

House pays tributes to 5 expired Members

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2: Members of the Manipur Legislative Assembly today paid tributes and made obituary references to five former Members and two former Secretaries.The House observed silence for two minutes in honour of the departed souls o..

Conserve wetlands, exhorts Governor

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, Feb 2: Governor La Ganesan has said that all out efforts should be put in place to save and conserve wetlands in the State. He was speaking as chief guest at the World Wetlands Day observation held at Sendra, Bishnupur distric..

Kakching Khunou responds well to ST demand

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2 : Asking the State Government to take concrete steps to send the needed recommendations to include the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribe list of the Constitution, people at Kakching Khunou Keithel formed a human ch..

FIR decried

THOUBAL, Feb 2 : Lodging FIR for encouraging and appreciating the police for busting drug rackets is a shocker, said Ksh Kennedy, ex-candidate of the INC.Speaking to media persons yesterday at the office of the Block Congress Committee Kakching, he said t..

Nabakishore named

IMPHAL, Feb 2 : Maibam Nabakishore Singh has been selected for the prestigious 14th Manipur State Award for Literature, 2022 for his book "Thamoigi Mari", a collection of short stories published in 2017.A press release issued by Dr N Gopendro Singh, Langu..

3 hurt in mishap

NONEY, Feb 2 : Three persons were hurt  when a Bolero Camper they were travelling in met with an accident at Nungtek village under Noney police station yesterday.The three have been identified as Sachuiba, Kabungba and Ringchampou, all from Nungtek v..

MBC English service

IMPHAL, Feb 2 : MBC Centre Church, Imphal has announced the reopening of its Sunday afternoon worship service in English from February 5.Rev Zuankamang Daimai, Pastor, MBC Centre Church has invited people to attend the Church service at 2.30 pm...

Murder case of L Rameshwor RTI activist Joykumar sent to jail

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2: RTI activist Advocate Wahengbam Joykumar has been remanded to judicial custody for 15 days for his alleged involvement in the murder case of Laishram Rameshwor, convener of the Bharatiya Janata Party Manipur, Ex-Service..

Search party starts work to trace missing VDF man

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Feb 2 : Around 130 police personnel have been dispatched to Phaisi village in Chandel district to trace missing VDF personnel, Ningombam Premananda.The security personnel dispatched today consist of personnel of both Thoubal dist..

Fitting tributes paid to Ima Kombi

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2 : The 19th death anniversary of Meira Paibi leader Ima Kombi was observed at Lamphel Sana Keithel yesterday.During the observance, people paid rich floral tributes at the memorial site of Ima Kombi at the venue.Ima Kombi..

VDF states stand

IMPHAL, Feb 2 : VDF personnel should not be sent on poppy destruction drives beyond their home district, said All Manipur VDF Welfare Association today. There are around 10,050 Village Defence Force personnel in Manipur and as per VDF recruitment rule, th..

Thangmeiband Youth Centre celebrates 31st foundation day

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2: Thangmeiband Youth Centre (THYC) observed its 31st foundation day today at the office of the club located at Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai.The foundation day observance was kicked off with the offering of floral tribu..

SOREPA refutes

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Reacting to media reports that one SOREPA recruiter Moirangthem Naoba Meitei alias Manaoton (27) of Jiribam Leingangpokpi, presently staying at Moirangkampu and SOREPA cadre Ningombam Rabichandra (23) s/o Pakpi of Moidangpok Khunou Mayai Le..

Missing truck recovered

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2:  Manipur Drivers Association (MDA) has been able to recover a truck carrying sand which went missing on January 28 last.Speaking in connection with the missing truck, MDA president Saikhom Babudon said that the tru..

Manipuri music video album 'Ipani Apokpa' released

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 2: A new Manipuri music video album titled 'Ipani Apokpa' was released today at Manipur Press Club.The release function was graced by Film Forum Manipur Chairman L Surjakanta Sharma; Lalit Kala Sangam Academic Council Chai..

Athokpam Lala condoled

IMPHAL, Feb 2Manipur State Council, Communist Party of India; Heirok Local Council, CPI and Kshetrigao Local Council, CPI have condoled the passing of Athokpam Lala on Monday, January 31 due to an illness. He was 78.A statement issued by MSC/CPI has state..

AMUCO greets on occasion of 30th foundation day which falls on Feb 12

IMPHAL, Feb 2The 30th foundation day celebration of All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO) will be held on February 12, 2023 at Kwakeithel Akham Leikai Community hall along with a number of various traditional and cultural programmes.In view of the..

Planned shutdown

IMPHAL, Feb 2Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL) has informed the general public that there will be a shutdown of 33KV Elangkhangpokpi to New Cheyang line for rectification of tilted double poles at Kakching Khunou on February 4, 2023 from 9 am to..

Outreach programme on EPF and MP Act, 1952 held

IMPHAL, Feb 2A one day ‘Outreach programme on Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act (EPF and MP Act), 1952’ was held at the Examination Hall of Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Lamphel today.During the program..

VLF formation programme held

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, Feb 2 : Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU), Moirang CD Block, Manipur State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM) and Department of RD & PR, Government of Manipur jointly organised a 1-day Village Level Federation (VLF) Format..

Monthlong free coaching for JNV selection test begins

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Feb 2 : A 1-month free coaching for Class VI Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2023 organised by Thadou Students' Association (TSA) Sadar Hills began on Thursday at Kanggui Christian College in Kangpokpi District Headqu..

Slopeland Public School celebrates 21st Foundation Day

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Feb 2 : Slopeland Public School celebrated its 21st Foundation Day today at the school's premises in Salt village in Khongjom, Thoubal district.It was attended by Thoubal College associate professor, Nahakpam Ibobi; Slopeland Pub..

DM Bishnupur imposes restrictions

BISHNUPUR, Feb 2District Magistrate Bishnupur, Lourembam Bikram, has imposed a banned on plying or servicing of all unregistered vehicles both commercial & non-commercial, and driving of any vehicles defined under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 without vali..

Annual identification of defence pensioners

IMPHAL, Feb 2All the Defence Pensioners drawing Pension through System for Pension Administration (Raksha) or SPARSH are requested to complete Annual Identification by February 20, 2023.A release issued by PRO (Defence), Kohima & Imphal, informed that..

SAPO sticks to diktat : Car torched

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Feb 1 : Marking the second such incident of alleged vehicle burning, volunteers of Southern Angami  Public Organization (SAPO) reportedly burnt the vehicle of a Mao citizen from Manipur on the evening of January 30.Accordin..

Human chains raise ‘ST for Meiteis’ call

Our CorrespondentsTbl/Bpr, Feb 1 : Continuing with its series of demonstrations demanding the inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list of the Constitution of India a large number of people heeded the call of the Scheduled Tribe Demand C..

Ukhrul’s Chanchui Khayi wins Sunsilk Mega Miss NE

Ukhrul, Feb 1Adding yet another feather to her cap, Chanchui Khayi from Manipur’s Ukhrul district was among the three winners of the 19th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2022 during a glittering grand finale held in Guwahati on Sunday.Organised by Mega..

Nishikant attends

IMPHAL, Feb 1 : Keishamthong AC MLA Nishikant Singh presided the closing function of the 5-day art exhibition "Colour of Pandemic" at RKCS (Rajkumar Chandrajitsana Singh) Art Museum at Keishamthong, today.Attending the function as chief guest, Nishikant d..

AR gears up for Bob Khathing birth anniv

Mungchan Zimik.Ukhrul, Feb 1 : Somsai Battalion, Ukhrul  is all set to host the 111th birth anniversary of Major Bob Khathing Ralengnao under the aegis of 10 Sector Assam Rifles from February 20 to 28 at Ukhrul district headquarters.As a part of the ..

Case of Missing VDF personnel JAC blocks Imp-Moreh road

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Feb 1 : Strongly condemning the Government for ‘failing’ to trace the whereabouts of N Premananda, people of Thoubal stopped traffic on Imphal-Moreh road at Thoubal Wangmataba Okram area today.Womenfolk and members of..

Drug pushers held with heroin

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 1 :  Superintendent of Police of Kangpokpi Th Vikramjit has said that two drug peddlers were arrested along with 640 grams of heroin from Thingbongjang village on January 30 last and they are in  police custody.T..

Traffic diversions

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 1 : The State Government has notified that arrangements for traffic diversions have been made in connection with the 3rd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly to be held at Manipur Legislative Assembly on Februa..

CCpur DIO office broken into

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Feb 1 : Unidentified miscreants last night entered the office chamber of District Information Officer Churachandpur after forcibly breaking the door. The DIO Churachandpur has reported the matter to police, and a team of the distri..

CM greets

IMPHAL, Feb 1 Chief Minister N Biren Singh has extended greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, which falls on February 2.In a statement, the Chief Minister asserted that the World Wetlands Day is a global awareness campa..


IMPHAL, Feb 1 : Another 38 acres of poppy plantations were destroyed at Ukhrul and Chandel today.Today, security forces and forest officials along with volunteers of Champung and Tora carried out a poppy destruction drive at Tora-Champhung hill range in U..

MEELAL directs

IMPHAL, Feb 1 : Vehicle number plates, hoardings, signboards and all types of banners  must incorporate/depict Meetei Mayek, said MEELAL today.In a statement, MEELAL said all concerned have time till February 10 to implement its directive.Further, al..

DG inspects

TENGNOUPAL, Feb 1 : Director General of Manipur Police, P Doungel (IPS) visited the border town of Moreh today and inspected sites designated for the construction of Manipur Police outposts along the Indo-Myanmar border...

Cong questions alleged inaction

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 1 : The Congress party has asked why the State Government is not taking up any concrete action to trace and find the VDF personnel who went missing during taking part in the poppy destruction drive of the Government along ..

DM Thoubal notifies

THOUBAL, Feb 1 : District Magistrate Thoubal, A Subhash Singh, has notified all the medical stores in Thoubal  district selling Scheduled H & X drugs to install CCTV cameras in their premises. The order was issued under Section 133 of Criminal Pr..

Tamlong village chief informs

NONEY, Feb 1 The Office of the Khunpu (Chief) Tamlok Village has informed the public & authorities concerned that Pouchagai Dangmei (64), s/o Hurang Dangmei of Tamlok village under Noney District, has been selected as the Khullak of Tamlok.A release i..

Sports policy needs revision, says YAS Minister

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 1, Feb 1 : Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam has stated that more provisions will be added in the State Sports Policy, after revision, to give benefits to people with disabilities.The Minister made the ..

No new case

IMPHAL, Feb 1 : Out of 107 samples tested, no new Covid cases have been detected in the State in the last 24 hours.With this, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the State stands at 139924.The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths also remains stati..

CADA urges

IMPHAL, Feb 1 : The Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) has appealed to the State Government to take up intensive measures to trace the whereabouts of VDF personnel Ningombam Premananda Singh (37), who has been missing since January 16.As per a sta..

Start Up Summit launched

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Feb 1 : A 2-day North East Start-up Showcase Summit 1.0 was launched at the Manipur Technology Innovation Hub, IT Park at Mantripukhri today.The start-up summit is being jointly organised by the Department of Information &..