PREPAK condoles

IMPHAL, Jul 27The proscribed People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its unit Red Army condoled the demise of Richard @ Ronaldjit Meitei of Singjamei Chingamakha Ningthoujam Leikai, this morning, following a prolonged illness. He was 46.Bo..

Rousing welcome accorded to Mirabai; thousands line up Tiddim road to roll out red carpet

OSR/DIPRImphal, Jul 27 : Silver medallist at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu landed at Imphal to a rousing welcome today.She was received by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Sports Minister Letpao Haokip, Education Minister S Rajen, family members and a sea of well wishers at the Airport.From there, Mirabai headed for City Convention Centre, where she was felicitated formally.A sea of well wishers also lined up Tiddim road to literally roll out the red carpet for the Olympics champion ..

Vehicle slips off highway

MOREH, Jul 27 : A man had a narrow escape as the vehicle (Maruti Eeco) which he was driving slipped on the muddy road stretch between Khongkhang and  Lokchao on Imphal-Moreh road and plunged into a gorge on July 24 last, reports our correspondent.The road widening project on the stretch is reportedly being taken up by a company Nithin Sai Constructions under NHIDCL.Taking strong exception,  a team of Kuki Students' Organisation (KSO) Moreh Block visited the accident site to take stock of ..

Fasting prayer held for Th Muivah

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, Jul 27 : Tangkhul Churches under the aegis Tangkhul Baptist Churches Association (TBCA) today held a fasting prayer programme in their respective Churched  for speedy recovery of Thuingaleng Muivah, Ato Kilonser of the Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN) and who is also the chief negotiator of the Indo-Naga peace talk.Muivah was hospitalised on July 24 after a complaint of mild fever and his oxygen level dipped.He is now in stable condition is presently ..

1165 cases, 11 deaths recordedManipur logs over 1000 cases in a day for the 10th time in July

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 27 : For the tenth time, Manipur has logged above 1000 new cases in the month of July alone, that is till July 27. This is also the sixth time that the State has registered more than 1000 cases in a day ever since the ten ..

Scribe from Manipur alleges harassment

New Delhi, Jul 27 An FIR was registered on the complaint of a journalist alleging that he was harassed and threatened by his neighbours when he tried to raise his voice against a builder over unfinished work in his flat in south Delhi’s Mehrauli, po..

Drugs seized

By Our Staff ReporterTENGNOUPAL, Jul 27 : Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(S) seized 20.916 kgs of WY tablets worth about Rs 10 crore from Molnom village yesterday.During routine patrolling along the Indo-Myanmar border, the troops ..

Curfew extended

IMPHAL, Jul 27 : The State Government has extended the State wide curfew by another 7 days  with effect from July 28, 2021.According to an office memorandum issued by Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar opening of Insurance offices for three days from 10..

Integrity day

IMPHAL, Jul 27 : Owing to the Covid pandemic, the All Club  Organisation Association and Meira  Paibi Lup (ACOAM-Lup) observed "Integrity Protection Day" in a low key manner at its office, today.A press release issued by ACOAM-Lup stated that Ju..

Body found

IMPHAL, Jul 27 : An unidentified body of a male aged about 40 years has been kept at JNIMS mortuary for identification.On receipt of information that an unidentified person was lying unconscious at Bora Galli in Thangal Bazar at around 2.45 pm yesterday, ..

Violators detained

IMPHAL, Jul 27 : On the last day of the 10 days intensified curfew imposed from July 18 by the Government, the Police Department detained 104 SOP violators and collected a sum of Rs 35,950/- (thirty five thousand nine hundred fifty only) as fine.Thoubal h..

Exercise INDRA-2021 to start from August 1

IMPHAL, Jul 27 (PIB): 12th Edition of Indo-Russia joint military Exercise INDRA 2021 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 01 to 13 Aug 2021. The exercise will entail conduct of counter terror operations under the United Nations mandate by  a joint ..

AMUCO welcomes Mirabai Chanu

IMPHAL, Jul 27All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) took part in receiving Olympic Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu today.Volunteers of AMUCO presented a scarf and bouquet when Mirabai Chanu's motorcade passed in front of its office on her way..

Micky Rajkumar awarded first MKF Robert Memorial Internship

IMPHAL, Jul 27MaolKeki Foundation (MKF) has awarded the first MKF Robert Memorial Internship to Micky Rajkumar, a 4th Semester Bachelor of Computer Application student at the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Imphal,..

Rongmei, Zeme & Inpui tribe councils urge Kuki CSOs to give up claim on Mt Koubru

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, July 27: Rongmei Naga Council, Manipur (RNCM), Inpui Naga Union, Manipur (INUM) and Zeme Naga Council, Manipur (ZNCM) have appealed to the Kuki civil society organisations to give up the claim on the Koubru range and all the lan..

GOC-in-C Eastern Command calls on Chief Minister

IMPHAL, Jul 27Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command visited the field formations and forward areas of Assam Rifles on July 27 & 28.During the visit, the Army Commander was briefed in detail by ..

'Control exorbitant price hike of essential commodities' says All Manipur Nupi Marup

IMPHAL, Jul 27Expressing concern over the exorbitant price hike of essential commodities amid the curfew imposed by the State to curb the further spread of COVID-19, the All Manipur Nupi Marup earnestly appealed to all businessman and traders to stop incr..

Congratulatory messages continue to pour in for Mirabai Chanu

IMPHAL, Jul 27Congratulatory messages and best wishes continued to pour in for Saikhom Mirabai Chanu who brought laurels to the country by winning a Silver medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020.Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) expressed immen..

Defence Minister to attend SCO meet in Tajikistan

IMPHAL, Jul 27 (PIB)Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to attend the annual meeting of the Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states. In the annual meeting, defence cooperation issues among SCO membe..

Vaccine cured her paralysed arm, claims woman

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 27: Another aged vaccinnee has claimed that her paralysed  arm has been cured a day after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.Angom Ningol Okram Ongbi Gomti (75) of Keishamthong Moirangningthou Leirak in Imph..

Campaign for enhancing effective legal aid & services to prisoners organised

IMPHAL, Jul 27Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority organized an online legal awareness cum interactive programme for the inmates and officials of Manipur Central Jail today. The programme was..

DESAM appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 27Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has  appealed the Government to disburse the scholarship amount for OBC, ST and SC.In a statement issued today, DESAM said even though the fund for the same has been released from the cen..

Laishram Sadananda Singh condoled

IMPHAL, Jul 27Mourning the untimely demise of Professor Laishram Sadananda Singh, the United Committee Manipur expressed grief and said that his demise is an irreparable loss for the State.Recounting his remarkable contributions in the State, UCM in a con..

Highest daily positivity rate of 20.2 pc in last 2 months recorded 989 new cases, 9 deaths listed

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 26 : Highest daily positivity rate of 20.2 percent in the last two months, 989 new infections and 9 deaths in the last 24 hours marked the ninth day of the 10 days total curfew which came into force from July 18. Out of a total of 4,888 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 989 returned positive results to take the cumulative figure of positive cases in the State to 93,656 including 3968 Central security personnel. The 989 positive cases include two Central security ..

SC adjourns hearing of OoP case

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 26 : The Supreme Court has adjourned the final disposal of a case pertaining to the appointment  of 12 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries in Manipur till August 3.However according to the status update on the website of the Supreme Court, the case is likely to be listed on August 26.The writ petition filed by DD Thaisi, MLA of 47- Karong AC, was listed before the bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose as item number 33 for final disposal at admission ..

Covid claims doyen of Manipuri film Chand Heisnam

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 26 : One of the flag bearers of Manipuri cinema, Chand Heisnam has become the latest film personality of the State to succumb to COVID -19.He breathed his last at Advance Hospital this morning after battling the virus for 5 days. A resident of Keishamthong Thangjam Leirak, Chand Heisnam was 58 and is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.Revered as the person who propelled the growth of Manipuri cinema, many condoled his demise.Manipur State Film Development ..

Pugmarks spotted

Senapati, Jul 26: Pugmarks, believed to be of carnivores, were spotted this early morning near St John Paul II School, near Maram Khullen under Senapati district.The pugmarks were first detected by the owner of a fishery pond constructed below the school near the village.On receiving the information, a team of Forest officials along with some local leaders of Maram Khullen inspected the area and spotted pugmarks at different places.The pugmarks disappeared near a thick jungle of the village.Officials ..

Anticipatory bail sought for FB post

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 26 : In connection with the anticipatory bail application filed by Omen Achom for his Facebook post, Session Judge Imphal West has directed the Officer-in-Charge of Imphal Police Station to furnish a detailed report of the case on July 31.Omen Achom (32), s/o Sanatomba of Khonghampat Mayai Leikai filed the anticipatory bail through his counsel along with a prayer for granting pre-arrest bail.The petitioner's counsel submitted that Omen Achom uploaded a few statements ..

Govt to appoint Mirabai Chanu as Addl SP : CM

Imphal, Jul 26 (DIPR)The State Government has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) in the Police Department.Making the announcement during the inspection of the Cryogenic Oxygen ..

PTFC-19 shares thoughts to Govt

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 26 : The Peoples' Task Force for COVID-19 (PTFC-19) has urged the State Government to make quarantine manda-tory for people entering the State, as done in the first wave of the pandemic.Suggesting several measures to flatt..

Don't extend curfew : Cong

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 26 : MPCC general secretary P Saratchandra has appealed the Government to consider a new approach in controlling the pandemic and frame new rules instead of extending the curfew.Speaking to the media, he said the Governmen..

CCpur records highest single-day Covid jab

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Jul 26: Churachandpur achieved a milestone on Sunday, July 26, as the district vaccinated more than 5000 people against COVID-19. About 5268 people were administered the first dose of the Covid jab while 414 people received their f..

Tremor jolts

IMPHAL, Jul 26 : An earthquake hit Manipur on Monday morning, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), ministry of earth sciences.The earthquake struck at 10.33 am and was measured at 4.9 on the Richter magnitude scale. Its epicentre is said..


IMPHAL, Jul 26 : The Government of Manipur has exempted fully vaccinated people from mandatory COVID-19 testing at Imphal International Airport and other entry points at Mao and Jiribam on the condition that a minimum of 15 days have been completed from t..

CHICs meals

IMPHAL, Jul 26 : Expenses on meals and for engagement of nurses in Community Home Isolation Centres (CHICs) will be borne by the Government.In an order issued today, the Government said that wages/honorarium of nurses engaged in CHICs will be borne by the..

‘Stop admission process’

IMPHAL, Jul 26 : The State Government has directed all schools to stop the admission process to Class XI with immediate  effect until the result of Class X examination is declared by BoSEM.In an office memorandum, Director of Education (S), L Nandaku..

Online legal awareness programme held

BPR/CHD/SPI, Jul 26District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Bishnupur under the aegis of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) on Monday organised an online discussion programme on the topic "Beneficial scheme for victims of COVID-19 pandemic a..

Many laud Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Our CorrespondentTPL/KPI, Jul 26: Meitei Council Moreh on Monday congratulated Padma Shri, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who won the first silver medal in the 49-kg category in the Tokyo Olympics.Calling her the shining star of Manipur, Moreh Council Moreh state..

Shiv Sena on polls

IMPHAL, Jul 26 President of Shiv Sena State unit M Tombi has stated that Manipur Democratic Alliance is all set to stage a triangular contest in the forthcoming Assembly election  against the ruling BJP and Congress.M Tombi said this during a felicit..

63 detained

IMPHAL, Jul 25 : Atleast 63 persons were detained for violating the mandated Covid guidelines from across the State today.Rs 17,750 was collected from them as fines.The police have so far detained 1,53,027 Covid violators  and collected Rs 2,48,53,41..

8808 cases, 113 deaths logged from July 18 to July 25 Four figure count continues with 1207 cases

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 25 : For the third consecutive day, that is from July 23 to July 25, Manipur logged more than 1000 positive cases with July 25 returning a figure of 1207 new positive cases.The 1207 new cases came after testing a total of 8327 samples to return a daily positivity rate of 14.5 percent.On July 23, the total number of positive cases registered was 1284 and on July 24 it was 1198. Manipur came under total curfew from July 18 and since then till date, the State has logged ..

Office of profit case SC to announce fate of 12 MLAs today

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 25 :  The Supreme Court is likely to announce the final judgment on the disqualification case/fate of 12 MLAs, who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries in Manipur for holding office of profit, tomorrow.The date was fixed after the hearing of the case before the Supreme Court on July 5 as per a petition filed by Congress MLA DD Thaisii and other Special Leave Petitions filed before the Court.Mention may be made that the Congress MLA filed the writ petition ..

Leishiyo eyes getting all adults of Kamjong vaccinated by mid Aug

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 25 : Phungyar Constituency MLA K Leishiyo has categorically stated that the entire  adult population of Kamjong district might be vaccinated by the mid-week of August.He made the statement while visiting Sahamphung sub-division in Kamjong district to sensitise the locals on the benefits of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday.The MLA was accompanied by Kamjong Deputy Commissioner Hungyo Worshang, doctors and nurses of district hospital and CSO leaders.The ..

TKS urges impartial probe

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, Jul 25 : The Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS), has urged the authority concerned to conduct an impartial probe in the Yaingangpokpi incident of July 23.A statement issued by the student body said that the “unfortunate incident&#..

Lukhoi urges

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 25 : Agriculture Minister Oinam Lukhoi has urged the people of Wangoi AC to get vaccinated at the earliest to make the Constituency a fully vaccinated and COVID-19 free Constituency.Oinam Lukhoi said this while getting his..

S Rajen announces Rs 3 lakh for Mirabai

Imphal, Jul 25 (DIPR)Education & Fishery Minister S Rajen Singh has announced  Rs 3 lakh cash incentive for Olympic silver medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her outstanding achievement in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, 2020.Mirabai lifted her way ..

Organisation alleges

IMPHAL, Jul 25 : Alleging that the name of a deceased who tested negative for COVID-19 was included in the list of Covid positive patients issued by the Government on July 24 last,  the Uripok Tourangbam Leikai Welfare Organisation has expressed susp..

Media fellowship

IMPHAL, Jul 25 : The Manipur State Aids Control Society (MACS) has invited applications from eligible journalists based in Manipur for a 6 month media fellowship to write and publish news reports on HIV and AIDS.The fellowship is open to journalists worki..

JAC urges

IMPHAL, Jul 25 : The JAC against the 'killing' of Riyashad Ali of Sangaiyumpham Part-1 has urged the  State Government and the club/association of Leishangthem to bring all 'perpetrators' involved in the alleged killing of the 22-year-old youth to bo..

VDF association thank Imphal West SP

IMPHAL, Jul 25Imphal West District VDF Welfare Association expressed gratitude to Imphal West SP Dr S Ibomcha Singh for providing 1000 N-95 masks for the VDF personnel today.In a statement issued today, MD Riyaj Khan, president of the association said in ..

'NH-2 unmotorable at Mao, Tadubi'

Our CorrespondentSenapati, Jul 25: The National Highway-2 that had been black topped about a year ago is now at a deplorable condition with numerous potholes and cracks along Mao and Tadubi area under Senapati district.In this regard, the Mao Students Union expressed their dissatisfaction of the executing agency (BIPL) and the PWD over the non construction of retaining wall and required culvert along the sinking zone portion of the highway especially between Maram to Mao-Gate.The student body mentioned ..

TLRF lauds PHE Minister

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jul 25: The Thadou Linguistic Research Forum (TLRF) lauded PHE, Printing and Stationery Minister, Losii Dikho, on being awarded the prestigious National Corona Warrior Award recently in the field of social work by the Dalit Sah..

PAWF informs

IMPHAL, Jul 25: Patriotic Writers Forum (PAWF) has called for entry for the award of three annual awards to be distributed on August 20 as a part of 'Imalolgi Numit' (Manipuri Language Day) celebration. In a statement issued yesterday, PAWF said short pat..

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu hailed for her historic feat

IMPHAL, Jul 25Rejoicing over the historic feat of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu winning a Silver medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olypmics 2020 yesterday, many organisations of the State expressed joy and continued to congratulate her.All Manipur Students Guardians Organisation congratulated Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for making the State proud by opening the medal tally of India and creating history.Calling her the shining star of Manipur, the organisation appealed to the State Government to designate her with an officer's ..

Kakching district to get 1386.76 tonne of rice till November

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 25: The 4 Assembly Constituencies of Kakching district have a total share of 13,86,760 kg of rice for every month till November under NFSA and PMGKAY.As per the information received from CAF&PD, the number of total rat..

New office bearers appointed

IMPHAL, Jul 25New office bearers of the All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) Heingang branch for the Session 2021-23 were appointed today.Laishram Robason has been appointed as the president, Sushil Mutum and Angom Daisy Chanu as vice presidents, Naoroibam J..

Tokyo Olympics 2020 India opens its account on day one as weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver

CHENNAI, Jul 24Soon after winning the historic silver at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics, India's weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (49kg) was on video chat apparently with someone back home.Euphoric after her triumph, the 26-year-old Manipuri athlete did Bhangra, a traditional folk dance of Punjab. The call continued for a few more seconds but it was Mirabai's Bhangra jig that surprised everyone including her head coach Vijay Sharma."Congratulations India. The camp is celebrating and the celebrations will ..

Daily count of 1000 plus cases continues with 1198 more Manipur sees 14 more deaths to take total to 1465

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24 : For the second successive day, after the total curfew was imposed on July 18 to curb the spread of the virus, Manipur recorded mover 1000 new positive cases with 1198 people returning positive results in the last 24 hours.Manipur had also recorded in excess of the 1000 mark when it recorded 1248 new cases on July 23.Earlier on July 20 the State had reported 1127 new cases and on July 21 it reported 1327 positive cases, which remains the highest in a single day ..

COHSEM sticks to schedule ...To announce Class XII results

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, Jul 24 : Education Minister  Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh has declared the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) Exam results today.Due to the Covid pandemic, the Class XII exam was cancelled and COHSEM declared the result after taking certain parameters into consideration. No ranks were announced.Declaring the result,  Rajen informed that the total number of candidates whose assessment report was received is 31,136.Out of this,  the results ..

Biswajit joins Mirabai's family in celebrating success

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24 : Following Mirabai's glory at the Tokyo Games, Works Minister Thongam Bishwajit visited her residence at Nongpok Kakching, under Lamlai AC in Imphal East district and joined family members of the Olympic medallist in celebrating the success.It may be noted that Mirabai born to Saikhom Kriti and Saikhom ongbi Tombi Devi of Ibudhou Lai Khamlangba Maning-Nongpok Kakching, opened up India's medal tally by winning a silver medal in the women's 49 kg weightlifting event ..

President, PM, CM lead in congratulating winner

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24 : India as a whole and Manipur in particular erupted in joy as Mirabai clinched a silver medal at the Tokyo Games with a total lift of  202 kg in the women's 49 kg category weightlifting competition to open India's..

Trending on Twitter, 107000 followers gained on Instagram

IMPHAL, Jul 24 : With Mirabai Chanu opening the tab for Indian medal tally at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu's popularity on the social media has multiplied manifold.On Instagram, Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) had a fan following of about 42,000 ..

CCpur sees record surge in cases, vax crosses halfway mark

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Jul 24 : Churachandpur’s Covid ordeal is likely to be the worst in July as the district had by Saturday reported more than 2100 new cases, the highest monthly count, that went past the previous record of 1963 set last month.T..

N Loken named interim president of MPCC (I)

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24 : The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has appointed Nameirakpam Loken Singh as the interim president of the Manipur unit of the party.The post of MPCC president has been lying vacant following the resignation of Gov..

Covid claims scribe

IMPHAL, Jul 24 : Staff reporter of eveninger Imphal Times, Lairenjam Bijen Singh passed away yesterday after battling COVID-19.He is the second scribe to fall prey to the virus. Earlier, Ukhrul correspondent of the Aja daily Thotshang Shaiza passed away t..

NPF mulls 12 candidates

IMPHAL, Jul 24 : The Naga People's Front (NPF) is considering fielding at least 12 candidates in the 2022 Assembly elections.Briefing media persons at Chahong Khullen under Kamjong district on Friday, Phungyar AC MLA K Leishiyo  stated that the party..

Three held

IMPHAL, Jul 24 : A team of Thoubal Police has arrested three individuals in connection with the mob lynching incident of July 20 in which a youth died and two others were seriously injured.According to a reliable information, the arrested individuals were..

COVID-19 : Vaccination cum awareness programme held

Ashin ShaizaUkhrul, Jul 24 : A free vaccination cum awareness programme on COVID-19 was conducted today at Wunghon Village, Ukhrul District.The programme was organised by COVID-19 Awareness and Enforcement Committee of the 44/AC Ukhrul in collaboration wi..

Police detain 75 SOP violators

IMPHAL, Jul 24 : At least 75 persons were detained and imposed a fine for violating the mandated guidelines of COVID-19 by the State police, today. From them, Rs 38, 750 were collected, said police.They were released after warning. The police have so far ..

JCILPS against land purchase notice

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24 : The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has condemned the gazette notification issued by the Revenue Department on sale, purchase and registration of land on July 7, 2021.A press release issued by JCI..

Congress, CPI-MSC, CPI (M) hail Mirabai Chanu

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, July 24 : The Congress Party also joined in congratulating Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on winning a medal for India after more than a decade.Former Indian National Congress chief, Rahul Gandhi congratulated Mirabai Chanu on her incr..

Dr RK Ranjan Singh launches IGNOU’s Online Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSS)

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24: Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of External Affairs launched the Online Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSS) of the IGNOU through a virtual function to..

AMTUC appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 24EPF State Special Office should constitute an enquiry committee and take up necessary action to provide social security numbers and  benefits to numerous contract employees of MSPDCL.All Manipur Trade Unions Council (AMTUC) said this in..

AMMDC condemns mob lynching

IMPHAL, Jul 24All Manipur Muslim Development Committee (AMMDC) has condemned the incident of mob justice where three Muslim youths on July 20 on suspicion of vehicle theft where one of the victim had also lost his life.In a statement issued today, AMMDC s..

Chakhao Monitoring Committee formed

IMPHAL, Jul 24A Chakhao Monitoring Committee has been formed by the experts of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Central Agricultural University (CAU), Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) and Consortium of Producers of Chak Hao (Black Rice..

'Honour S Mirabai Chanu with an officer's post'

IMPHAL, Jul 24Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS), Manipur appealed to the Governor of Manipur to honour weightlifter, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu with a post of an officer's rank not lower than a SP. In a press release AIMS, extended heartiest congratulation to Saik..

Mass Covid vaccination camps conducted

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 24: United Youth Club of New Keithelmanbi under the aegis of All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) organised a mass Covid vaccination programme at the community hall of New Keithelmanbi today.The programme was spons..

Unclaimed body to be disposed

Our CorrespondentCHURACHANDPUR, Jul 24: The body of a non-local man believed to be about 50 years old that was found and picked from Old Bazar market shed, Zenhang Lamka on July 22 morning by the local police is likely to be disposed, if it remains unclai..

Cash incentives awarded to police

Our CorrespondentCHURACHANDPUR, Jul 24: The State Government has today awarded a cash incentive of Rs 5 lakhs to the police team that had busted a brown sugar factory in T Bethlehem village, Tuibong Sub-division on February 22, 2021.A team of the district..

101 violators detained

IMPHAL, Jul 23 : The State police on Friday detained 101 persons for violating the Covid guidelines and collected a fine of  Rs 39, 200.The police warned that those violate the guidelines will be dealt with strong legal actions...

On HC's order Wangthoi walks out free from jail

OSR/AgencyIMPHAL, Jul 23 : Following the release of L Erendro who was arrested under NSA for a Facebook post on July 19, Wangkhemcha Wangthoi @ Kishorchandra (41) who was detained under NSA at Sajiwa Central Jail has also been released this evening at around 4.30 under a directive from the Manipur High Court.Wangthoi was released on furnishing a PR bond of Rs 1 thousand.The order was passed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar and Justice Kh Nobin after hearing the petition filed by Elangbam Ranjita,  ..

Khousabung pineapple farmers press distress button

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 23 : With total lockdown/curfew on, it looks pretty bleak for Pineapple growers in Churahandpur’s Khousabung area. Farmers in the area say many pineapple pieces have started perishing and many more are left to go waste because there was no way the produce could be sent to the nearest markets due to restriction of movement during the Covid-19 induced lockdown/curfew. Meanwhile, distressed farmers of the area have sought the intervention of the Government to bail ..

Rabina, Sanjit recalled on death anniversary

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 23 : The 12th death anniversary of Thokchom Rabina and Chungkham Sanjit was observed on Friday in a low key manner and in adherence to the SOPs for COVID-19, with only the members of Working Committee Apunba Lup (WCAL), JAC concerned and family members of the departed in attendance.Offering floral tributes to photos of the Th Rabina and Ch Sanjit was the main event of the death anniversary which was held in the respective homes of the two, said a statement of WCAL.On ..

Local e-commerce stores fume, question

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 23 : Local e-commerce stores have expressed anguish over the detention of delivery executives by police personnel on the ground that local e-commerce service is not permitted.A press release of the United Committee on Deli..

In demand for ST status for Meiteis/Meeteis STDCM lines up action plan

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 23 : Upping the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meitei/Meetei community the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) has urged the State Government to send the requisite recommendation before trains conn..

On 6th day of total curfew Manipur logs 1248 new cases, 15 deaths

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 23 :  On the sixth day of the total curfew which came into force from July 18, Manipur logged 1284 new cases and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.This is the third time for Manipur to log over 1000 cases on a single day..

Covid awareness programme

IMPHAL, Jul 23 : The Committee on COVID-19 Manipur on Firday organised a mass Covid awareness programme at Imphal East, Thoubal and Kakching districts.Committee on COVID-19 Manipur  is a conglomerate of CADA, UPF, NIPCO, AMSU, UPACO, MAPI Council.The..

Malom fully vaccinated

THOUBAL, Jul 23 : Malom in Heirok Assembly Constituency has become the first village in Thoubal district to be fully vaccinated.Appreciating the co-operation of the people in ensuring that all eligible people get the vaccination shot, local MLA Th Radhesh..

Prof N Lokendra named MU's VC

IMPHAL, Jul 23 : Prof Naorem Lokendra Singh, Head of Department of History of Manipur University has been been named as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university for a term of five years.Prof Lokendra was among 12 individuals approved as VCs of other Cen..

AMSU Mayang Imphal branch reformed

IMPHAL, Jul 23The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) Mayang Imphal branch was reformed and new office bearers were appointed today under the aegis of AMSU Imphal West District Committee.Malemthoiba Sagolshem has been appointed as the president, Hussain Che..

DESAM to conduct coaching classes

IMPHAL, Jul 23Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) informed to all concerned that it has started issuing Google forms for online entrance test coaching classes for admission in PG courses in Manipur University (MU) and Dhanamanjuri University (..

Kabui organisations congratulate

IMPHAL, Jul 23Kabui Manipur, All Manipur Kabui Women Organisation, Kabui Customary Council and All Manipur Kabui Students Union in a joint statement congratulated Faumei Gaonglin Kabui IPS on being promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General of Polic..

Covid relief materials distributed

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 23: Continuing its philanthropic activities, Yumnam Mombi Leima distributed relief items to households in the containment zones at Keirao Assembly Constituency today.The relief items were distributed to around 25 household..

MLYO thanks TSE owner

IMPHAL, Jul 22 : Moirang-ningthou Leirak Youth Organisation (MLYO) has expressed gratitude to Nishikant Singh Sapam, owner of The Sangai Express, for making alternate arrangement to vaccinate all registered individuals when a mass vaccination camp schedul..

More detained

IMPHAL, Jul 22 : 151 more individuals were detained today by State police for violating the mandated guidelines of COVID-19 from across the State.They were released after warning.The fine collected from the violator today is Rs 64,350, taking the cumulati..

BJP Sagolband Mandal congratulates Nongpoknganba

IMPHAL, Jul 22BJP, Sagolband Mandal congratulated Ningthoujam Nongpoknganba of Sagolband Thingom Leikai on being appointed as the National secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).The mandal in a press release expressed belief that Ningthoujam Non..

Online essay and debate competition on Aug 16

IMPHAL, Jul 22Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF) has informed that the annual essay, painting, debate and photography competition held on the death anniversary of martyr Pebam Chittaranjan Mangang will be held as an online event due to the pandemic.Essay..

Momon Leima condoled

IMPHAL, Jul 22: Protection and Preservation Committee Manipur and the All Manipur Women's Voluntary Association mourned the demise of Soibam ongbi Momon Leima lovingly referred as Ima Momon who was the president of All Manipur Tammi Chingmi Apunba Lup.Bot..

Deaths, positive cases continue to remain high as virus runs riotManipur reports 12 deaths, 928 new cases

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 22 : A drop from the high of 1327 cases reported on July 21, but still high with Manipur logging 928 new cases including seven Central security personnel in the last 24 hours, on the fifth day of the total curfew imposed to check the spread of the virus.  With 928 positive cases detected out of a total of 5555 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the daily positivity rate is reported to be 16.7 percent, which is high by any standard. Along with 928 new cases, ..

BC Das takes pot shots at BJP Govt on Covid handling

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 22 : AICC in charge of Manipur Bhakta Charan Das has lambasted the saffron party on its handling of COVID-19 in Manipur and for allegedly snooping on politicians, journalists, activists and other influential personalities using a Pegasus spyware.Briefing media persons at Congress  Bhavan, today, the Congress leader asked why the State Government is not  conducting an oxygen audit despite the ‘rise in Covid deaths due to lack of medical oxygen.’Ridiculi..