HC ruling against post of Parliamentary Secretary It’s up to the Governor to disqualify the 12 MLAs : O Joy

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 20: The 12 MLAs who held the post of Parliamentary Secretary can be disqualified in accordance with the Constitution but it is upto the Governor whether they should be disqualified or not, asserted veteran politician O Joy.Speaking to media persons this afternoon, O Joy remarked that the High Court of Manipur passed a landmark judgement on Friday by ruling that the Manipur Parliamentary Secretary (Appointment, Salary, and Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act ..

COVID-19 death toll reaches 58

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 20 : COVID-19 death toll in the State has risen to 58 with two men and one woman succumbing to the contagion at RIMS and JNIMS in the last 24 hours as the number of positive cases in the State hit 8894.According to a source at JNIMS, one 57 year old individual from Imphal East district with diabetes as a co-morbidity breathed his last at around 6 pm yesterday. He was admitted to the hospital on September 13.Another man, 53 years of age, from the same district, died ..

Revenue Minister flays objection to land survey

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 20: It is rather unfortunate that any exercise to survey land in hill districts is vehemently opposed, decried Revenue Minister Karam Shyam.He was speaking at a function held today at Langthabal Khoupum community hall, Imphal West where pattas were distributed to land owners.Subsequent upon the Central Government’s instruction to digitize all land records, land survey is going on in Nagaland and Mizoram, Shyam said.Land survey does not necessarily mean the surveyed ..

YFPHR decries failure to nab alleged rapist

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 20 : Youth's Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has condemned the failure of Moreh Police to arrest a child rapist and people supporting the rapist.It may be noted that the minor (3 years old), who was illegally ..

Rules flouted, alleges DEA

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 20: The DIET Employees Association (DEA) has alleged that rules were blatantly flouted when a Lecturer placed in the 50th position in the seniority list was appointed as the Principal in-charge of DIET Imphal East.The part..

Constitution adoption

IMPHAL, Sep 20: District Legal Services Authority, Senapati has started observation of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of Constitution of India with an awareness programme for safe practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 today.The program was launch..

BJP spokesmen

IMPHAL, Sep 20 : BJP Manipur Pradesh has appointed five individuals as the party’s spokespersons.Party president Prof S Tikendra issued an order to this effect today.The newly appointed spokespersons are Wilubou Newmai, Y Nillamani, M Asnikumar, Joh..

Govt notifies

IMPHAL, Sep 20 : The Government of Manipur has notified that all  ongoing recruitment processes including daily wages contract employment, muster roll direct recruitment being undertaken by all the Departments (including societies, agencies, undertak..

Pvt school teachers

IMPHAL, Sep 20 : The Manipur Private School/College Teachers' Association has been formed  today during a meeting at Khunthokhanbi Shanglen, DM college gate. The association was formed to meet the aspirations and to secure the rights of the private s..

Trees planted

IMPHAL, Sep 20: As a part of the Rotary Club Imphal's continuous drive to save mother earth, 300 tree saplings were planted in and around Hathi Khuwa areas of Kanglatombi today. Speaking on the sideline of the plantation drive, secretary of the club, Prem..

Paomee Welfare Association invites application

IMPHAL, Sep 20: Paomee Welfare Foundation has invited application from eligible beneficiaries to avail the "Medical Financial Assistance Scheme" Phase-1 for the year 2020-21 with its validity for treatment done between April 1, 2020 to September 31 2020.E..

World Zero Emission Day observed

KAKCHING, Sep 20: The World Zero Emission Day 2020 was observed at Samaram today under the joint aegis of Samaram Maning Leikai Youth Club, Pradhan O Indira Devi and Lions Clubs of Kakching Greater..

Meetei wrongly represented, says Union of Associations of Manipur Writers

IMPHAL, Sep 20 The Union of Associations of Manipur Writers has expressed concern on coming across a report drafted by National Crafts Council of Bangladesh and Shadhona- A centre of advancement of South Asian Culture for UNESCO, Dhaka...

COVID-19 awareness prog continues

IMPHAL, Sep 20 The Peoples' Task Force for COVID-19 (PTFC-19), in association with the Indian Red Cross Society Manipur State branch, Indian Medical Association and Association for Health Care Providers of India in continuation of conducting..

AMHDMEA resolves to intensify stir

IMPHAL, Sep 20 The All Manipur Hill Districts MGNREGS Employees' Association (AMHDMEA), in continuation of their agitation which started on September 16, has resolved to intensify the agitation from September 25 if the Government fails..

Tree plantation drive concludes

IMPHAL, Sep 20 : The tree plantation drive organised by the Kakching District Union Clubs' Organisation (KADUCO), under the aegis of AMUCO concluded today. ..

FCI, ZO (NW) celebrates Poshan Maah, 2020

IMPHAL, Sep 20: In celebration of the 3rd Rashtriya Poshan Maah, The Food Corporation of India has undertaken a number of events and activities in the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur. ..

Dedication of waiting shed, planting trees mark Seva Saptah end

IMPHAL, Sep 20: A valedictory function of Seva Saptah (September 14-20) was observed in different parts of the State, today ..

Student bodies demand arrested AIMS volunteers be released

IMPHAL, Sep 20 The Manipur University Students' Union (MUSU) has condemned the arrest of Apunba Ireipakki Sinpanglup (AIMS) volunteers by the authority on September 18. ..

Declaration cum blessing programme of Huri Golmei held

NONEY, Sep 20 A declaration cum blessing programme of Huri Golmei, intending candidate to 53/ST, Tamenglong AC election was held on September 19 at Rangkhung Village. ..

CM's spouse launches poster campaign

Imphal, Sep 20 (DIPR) To raise awareness about the deficiency of iron (anaemia) among the people of the State, Nongthombam Ongbi Hiyainu Devi, wife of Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched Anaemia Free Manipur Poster Campaign 2020..

Don Bosco College Maram to receive NSS National Award

Senapati, Sep 20: The NSS unit of Don Bosco College Maram, Senapati District has been selected for the National Service Scheme (NSS) Award for 2018-19 under Programme Officer/NSS Unit Category. ..

Drug peddler arrested

IMPHAL, Sep 20: Imphal East commando seized 2,20,000 WY tablets and heroin from one drug peddler at tri-junction of Thiyam road, today. ..

KCP calls for black badge protest

IMPHAL, Sep 20: The proscribed KCP has called upon all the people of Kangleipak to wear black badges on September 21 every year as a symbol of National rejection of the so-called Manipur Merger Agreement 1949. ..

COVID-19 death toll climbs to 55; total cases stand at 9724

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 19: Three more COVID-19 positive persons died during the last 24 hours pushing the death toll to 55.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, two residents of Imphal West district aged 80 and 57 died at RIMS whereas a 65-year old man from Thoubal succumbed to the virus at JNIMS during the last 24 hours.All the three victims were said to be suffering from co-morbid health ..

Cong hails HC verdict in invalidating appointments of PSs

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 19: The Congress party has hailed the judgement of the High Court of Manipur which pronounced that both the Manipur Parliamentary Secretary (Appointment, Salary and Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 and the Manipur Parliamentary (Appointment, Salary and Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Repealing Act 2018 as invalid and unconstitutional.  A statement issued by Congress MLA K Meghachandra claimed that the BJP-led coalition Government has ..

Work for first medical college in hill to begin soon : Health Minister Site earmarked at Mata village in CCpur

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Sep 19 : Work to set up the first medical college at Churachandpur is all set to start sometime next month, said Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayenta Kumar today.The medical college will come up near Mata village on a 23 acre of land. It will be constructed at the cost of Rs 329 crore.Visiting the site along with the Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Vumlunmang Vualnam and others, the Minister said work for starting the construction is planned for sometime ..

AIMS volunteers freed, retaken into custody

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 19 : The Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West has ordered the release of four volunteers of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Singpang Lup (AIMS) who allegedly locked the office Chief Engineer, Educational Engineering Wing Educat..

NPFM concerned over stalemate in peace talks

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Sep 19:  The Naga Parliamentarians’ Forum, Manipur (NPFM) has expressed concern on the "stalemate" of the Naga peace talk and appealed the parties concerned to work out a lasting and honourable solution. In a statemen..

CPI (M) protests

IMPHAL, Sep 19: CPI(M), as part of the Nationwide week-long campaign, organized  a sit-in-protest today at Hiyanglam. The Communist Party of India and its mass fronts are holding a week-long campaign to bring to the forefront the demands and needs of..

ATSUM elects

IMPHAL, Sep 19 :The All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) has conducted the general election for the term 2020-22 today at Amity hall, Adimjati Complex, Chingmeirong Imphal. The election was presided over by Lunsei Touthang with David Choro Adani as ..

UPF Wakha Local Council formed

IMPHAL, Sep 19: Under the aegis of the United Peoples' Front (UPF) head office, a local council of the body for Wakha village of Imphal East district was formed.Office bearers for the newly formed council called Wakha Local Council, were also appointed fo..

Bandh called off

IMPHAL, Sep 19: The Federation of Haomee has called off Imphal-Ukhrul road bandh planned to begin from September 21 over medical staff shortage issue at Ukhrul district hospital.A press release issued by the federation said that the resolution was taken a..

Pradhan opened fire to protect himself, says Charangpat GP Member

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Sep 19 : The Member of the Charangpat GP Ward Number 7,  L Lupajao has clarified that the Pradhan of the Charangpat GP had opened blank fire just to protect himself during the intense altercation occurred yesterday.Pradhan S..

MMWO demands justice

IMPHAL, Sep 19: The Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) has demanded to deliver justice in the dead of Md Manjur Ahamad.MMWO in a release said, according to his elder brother, Md Manjur Ahamad was arrested by Imphal East Police on March 26, 2019, w..

CPI highlights Irabot’s role in Manipur history

IMPHAL, Sep 19: ‘Irabot Celebration Committee, Manipur has been observing the Jana Neta Irabot remembrance programmes for the whole month of September every year in an aim to produce dedicated, patriotic leaders in the future generations.’This..

State celebrates birth anniversary of PM Narendra Modi, Sewa Saptah observed

IMPHAL, Sep 19 Celebrating the 70th birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sewa Saptah (Service Week) was observed in different parts of the State...

MPP office resumes functioning

IMPHAL, Sep 19: Office of the State's oldest regional party, Manipur Peoples Party has started functioning normally from September 17 again, as by-polls for some vacant seats at the Manipur Legislative Assembly approach...

Phungyar block MGNREGS Assn peeved at SDO

Ukhrul, Sep 19: The 36 villages of MGNREGS Association of Phungyar block, Kamjong district is peeved at the concern SDO's failure to provide work demand of MGNREGS job card holders in spite of 100 days employment guarantee...

Armed PREPAK (PRO) insurgent apprehended

IMPHAL, Sep 19 In a major breakthrough against insurgents group in Manipur, security forces apprehended one active cadre of the proscribed group PREPAK (PRO) near Maringthel in Thoubal district on September 17, said a statement issued by PRO of Assam Rifles...

Repair Saparmeina-Saikul road within a week: KISG, KSO

KANGPOKPI, Sep 19: Once one of the finest inter-district road in Kangpokpi district, the Saparmeina-Saikul road has now become a threat to commuters with its deplorable and ghoulish condition despite...

PTFC-19 springs to action

IMPHAL, Sep 19 Volunteers of the People Task Force for COVID-19 (PTFC-19) shuttered two shops in Thangal Keithel, today, for not conforming to SOPs for the pandemic while carrying out business...

WAD condemns 'sexual assault' of minor at Moreh

IMPHAL, Sep 19 The Women Action for Development (WAD) has strongly condemned the alleged sexual assault of a minor girl (3 and half years old) at a village in Moreh on September 15...

COVID-19 claims two more lives to take toll to 52

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: The State’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 52 after two persons died at RIMS and JNIMS during the last 48 hours.Sources informed that a 79-year old man from Churachandpur died at JNIMS at around 9.30 pm yesterday. Apart from being COVID-19 positive, the man was also suffering from diabetes. A 38-year old woman from Thoubal district too succumbed to the virus at RIMS.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control ..

CM inaugurates, foundation stone for different projects laid

Imphal, Sep 18 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated five different projects apart from laying the foundation stone for 46 others under different departments at a function held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat complex today. The total estimated cost of these projects is Rs 180 crore.Speaking at the occasion, N Biren said that the State Government is giving priority to development of hill areas because hill districts are less developed as compared to valley districts.Stating that ..

Naga solution should not impinge upon Manipur: UCM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has reiterated that any solution worked out between Government of India and NSCN-IM should not impinge on Manipur in any manner.Speaking to media persons after offering tributes (Langbal Heitha Leitha) to the martyrs of June 2001 mass uprising at Kekrupat here today, UCM president Sunil Karam said that the Government of India has not stopped differentiating the people of Manipur.The political dialogue going on between New Delhi ..

Police inching closer to solving ATM heist case

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Sep 18 : The Churachandpur police has reportedly made considerable progress in cracking the daylight ATM Heist at Churachandpur with signs that there could be a larger conspiracy involved though it still falls short in pin pointing..

STDCM renews call for ST status

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: Renewing the call for enlistment of Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribe category under Article 342(1) of the Indian Constitution, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) asserted it still believes that..

Car mishap claims three

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: Three youths died and two were critically injured when a car they were riding in allegedly skidded off the road along the Imphal-Ukhrul road this afternoon.According to reliable information from the police, police rece..

NEIDP questions MPs’ stand on delimitation Bill

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: The North East India Development Party (NEIDP) has questioned the position of MPs elected from the State on the Peoples Representation Amendment Bill which would be tabled soon in the Parliament to facilitate delimitat..

PTFC-19's publicity campaign continues

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18 : Publicity campaign conducted by the People's Task Force for COVID-19 (PTFC-19) at crowded and market places in and around Imphal areas went on as public started seemingly neglecting the safety guidelines and norms iss..

NRFM calls bandh

IMPHAL, Sep 18: Challenging the validity of the Merger Agreement signed on September 21, 1949, the  National Revolutionary Front Manipur (NRFM) has called a 24 hour State-wide bandh on September 21.According to a press release issued by NRFM informat..

Justice N Kotiswar

IMPHAL, Sep 18 : Justice Nongmeikapam Kotishwar Singh has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati Court High Court with effect from September 21.Kotishwar is the senior most Judge at Gauhati High Court. The notification appointing him wa..

Awareness drive

IMPHAL, Sep 18: Manipur Police Department continue to raise awareness campaign against  illicit poppy/ganja cultivation and drugs issues in Manipur as another meeting was conducted at Police Headquarters (PHQ), Manipur with 11 village chiefs of Kangp..

PS unconstitutional : HC

IMPHAL, Sep 18 : The High Court of Manipur has declared that the Manipur Parliamentary Secretary (Appointment, Salary and Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2012 is unconstitutional and as such the Manipur Parliamentary Secretary (Appointment, ..


IMPHAL, Sep 18: Notification for by-election to five Assembly seats of Manipur may be announced by the first week of October.The five Assembly segments which would go to by-polls are Wangoi, Lilong, Saitu, Singngat and Wangjing-Tentha.A well placed source..

KVK, Bishnupur observes Rashtriya Poshan Maah

Moirang, Sep 18: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Utlou Bishnupur observed  Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2020 at its conference hall, today.Principal Scientist and Head KVK Bishnupur, Dr RK Imotomba Singh and Child Development Project Officer Bishnupur, Th Suranjoy Sin..

Items distributed

IMPHAL, Sep 18: Hope for Children (Bridge of Hope), a childcare project of Believers Eastern Church distributed dry rations to underprivileged students and needy people at Bangla, Keithelmanbi and Singda Project Centre, Manipur.The distributed items inclu..

Shiv Sena urges

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: Urging the MPs of the State to speak for the deployment of Highway Protection Force in Manipur at the ongoing Parliamentary session, Shiv Sena, Manipur launched a campaign.As part of the campaign, a 3 member team of Sh..

Planned shutdown

IMPHAL, Sep 18: Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) has informed to consumers of 11KV Nambul feeder from Mongsangei Sub-station that there will be a planned shutdown on September 19, 2020 from 11 am to 2.30 pm for replacement of HT p..

AIMS locks Education Engineering Wing's office

IMPHAL, Sep 18: A team of AIMS led by Nikarson Khumancha locked the office of the Education Engineering Wing, citing irregularities in building construction project at DM University and Engineering College, Heirok.AIMS claimed that the signature on the fi..

CM distributes loans to street vendors

Imphal, Sep 18 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed loans to a total of 1,269 vendors of different districts to support them in resuming their vending activities which have been affected by the Nationwide lockdown.Altogether 803 street vendors were benefited under the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi - PM SVANidhi and 466 regular licensed vendors were provided assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) - SHISHU.On the occasion, N Biren Singh said that the ..

Combined team arrests vehicle lifters

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: A combined team of Imphal East district commando, Narcotic Cell Imphal East and volunteers of Yumkhaibam Athletic Association (YADA) Khregao arrested two vehicle lifters from Thambalkhong junction, yesterday.According ..

SUK celebrates 9th foundation day, opposes proposed mining projects

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 18: The Students Union of Kangleipak (SUK) has said that the student body, in any condition will not let anyone exploit the natural resources of Manipur.The statement was made by the president of SUK, Dhanakumar Ningthouja..

Financial assistance under MSJWS provided to journalist

Imphal, Sep 18 (DIPR) Financial assistance under the Manipur State Journalists Welfare Scheme (MSJWS), Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Manipur was provided to Sorensangbam Soniya Devi, reporter, Poknapham Daily..

State celebrates 'World Bamboo Day'

IMPHAL, Sep 18: As celebrated globally, World Bamboo Day was also celebrated in the State, today, to increase the awareness of bamboo...

CCpur gets new COVID Care

CCpur, Sep 18: Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian has inaugurated a new 40 bedded COVID Care Centre (CCC) at Sadbhavna Mandap, Lamka South TD Block, New Lamka, yesterday...

NPF, Senapati welcomes new members

Senapati, Sep 18 A reception program for the newly joined members of the Naga People's Front (NPF) was held today at its Head Office, Senapati. ..

KVK organises 'Poshan Abhiyan'

IMPHAL, Sep 18 Poshan Abhiyan cum farm women training was conducted today at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Chandel in collaboration with IFFCO, said a release...

TDWJU annual meeting held

THOUBAL, Sep 18 The annual general body meeting of Thoubal District Working Journalists Union (TDWJU) was held yesterday. During the meeting, executive committee members for the term 2020-22 were elected. ..