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Corrigendum

Please refer to the news item under the caption, ‘Go with MLAs' wish : RSS to BJP’ which appeared on the June 18 edition of this newspaper. It is hereby clarified that the news was erroneously attributed to the RSS. Our deepest regret for the erroneous report. Editor..

Kekrupat comes alive to call of Great June Uprising, Unity Day

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 18: The collective pledge to protect the integrity of Manipur and the sanctity of its territorial boundary has been once again reaffirmed today as the 18th Great June Uprising, Unity Day was observed at Kekrupat here...

Let Centre decide on leadership : Biswajit

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 18: IPR Minister and State Government spokesman Th Biswajit has literally handed over the pursuit for leadership change to the BJP Central leadership. Speaking to media persons at his Sanjenthong official residence this afternoon, Biswajit said, “Let the Centre decide whether there should be change of political leadership in the State or not.”..

Prayer sessions mark June 18 in Naga areas

SENAPATI, Jun 18 : Naga 'tribe hohos' under the aegis of the United Naga Council (UNC) organised prayer programmes in their respective offices in Naga areas in the State of Manipur on Tuesday for the settlement of the Indo-Naga peace process at the earliest “based on the unique history of the Nagas and situation”. ..

Man drowns in Khuga water

Our Correspondent CCpur, Jun 18: A 35 year-old man who was part of 40 odd people on a holiday cum picnic tour reportedly met a tragic fate today as he drowned at Khuga dam at about 3.30 pm Meishnam Robindro (35) s/o Meishnam Hajur of Bishnupur Chingdong village was riding a makeshift boat along with seven others when he reportedly jumped into the water for a swim, sources said...

Non-indigenous fruits thrive under climate change

IMPHAL, Jun 18: The rapid change in the climate and temperatures in recent times, has led to many non-indigenous plants, fruits and vegetables thriving in the place. Earlier these non-indigenous fruits and vegetables were brought from outside the State and hence were expensive...

Consultant turns out a defaulter

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 18: The IL&FS Township and Urban Assets Limited and Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd which signed an MoU for implementation of smart city project in Imphal as a project management consultant has turned out be a fraud-hit company and a defaulter. ..

PIL disposed

IMPHAL, Jun 18: Disposing a PIL which was filed for establishing primary schools at Langkhongching village, Rilram village and Choktang village of Tengnoupal district, ..

Tree plantation

IMPHAL, Jun 18: In a major initiative to minimize the adverse impact of deforestation and climate change in the State, the Forest Department, along with Green Volunteers and locals of Andro, initiated a mass scale tree plantation programme at Langmaiching, Imphal East District today. Officials of Forest Department conveyed that the programme aims to plant a total number of 10,000 tree saplings...

NEC, NPC tie up

IMPHAL, Jun 18: The NEC and National Productivity Council (NPC) have agreed on a tie up venture in the area of capacity building and evaluation of projects. ..

Old Age Home observes 8th foundation day

IMPHAL, Jun 18 : Old Age Home has observed its 8th foundation day at its premises at Arubam Ingkhol, Mongshangei Makha Leikai, here, today...

Office bearers elected

IMPHAL, Jun 18 : Consumer Clubs, Manipur has elected the office bearers for its Thoubal branch which was reopened on June 15. The office bearers who were elected for the term 2019-2021 are president, Saikhom Ibopishak; vice president, Khangembam Apanba; secretary general, Laishram Sintha; joint secretaries, Maibam Jiran; Khundangbam Sophiya; publicity secretaries, Yumlembam Arun; executives, Khundangbam Purnima; Laishram Regiya; Ningthoujam Dipak; Thokchom Momocha; Laishram Kiran; Elangbam Sintakpa ..

CBI registers FIR against Nagaland PWD officials

IMPHAL, Jun 18: The CBI (Anti Corruption Branch) Imphal registered an FIR against the Executive Engineers, Sub Divisional officers, first class contractor, officials of Nagaland Public Works Department (NPWD) and some other individuals for criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct by public servants, yesterday...

Shyamkumar opens rural market shed in Senapati; inspects ongoing projects in IE

DIPR Imphal, June 17: Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated a rural market shed constructed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme under the aegis of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department at Biisho Koide village, Senapati District...

CAU signs MoU with Green Biotech EcoSolutions

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17 : With an objective to start up entrepreneurship using the high quality pineapple of the State, Central Agricultural University, Imphal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Green Biotech EcoSolutions Private Limited in the mini conference hall of Vice Chancellor Secretariat's office, CAU, Lamphelpat...

MANPAC warns of intense civil movement

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17: Taking serious note of a news report reportedly broadcast in News X that CAB 2016 would be reintroduced in the Parliament within the ongoing session, the Manipur People’s Alliance against CAB (MANPAC) has warned the Government of India that there would be massive and sustained civil protest movements in case the Bill is introduced and passed without first consulting and obtaining consent of the people of Manipur and other North Eastern States...

Th Biswajit expected to return today Go with MLAs’ wish : RSS to BJP

IMPHAL, Jun 17: With the political crisis besieging the State dragging on for days, the powerful Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has advised BJP Central leaders to go with the wish of BJP MLAs of the State. Notably, a large number of BJP MLAs have been camping at Delhi demanding replacement of Chief Minister N Biren...

Biren apprises steps taken up to Javadekar

NEW Delhi, Jun 17 Chief Minister N Biren Singh met Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar today and apprised him of the various activities being taken up by the State Government for conservation and protection of forests and environment, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister's office today...

Plight of domestic helps deliberated

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17: National Domestic Workers Movement, Ferrando Domestic Workers Alliance and Centre for Development Initiative observed International Domestic Workers' Day 2019 at the auditorium of Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong, today...

Decks cleared for June 18 observation

IMPHAL, Jun 17 : All necessary preparations for the observation of the 18th The Great June Uprising, Unity Day 2019, have been completed. Speaking to media persons at Kekrupat today, chairman of The Great June Uprising, Unity Day 2019 Observation Committee, Ph Deban, appealed to one and all to participate in the observation and resolve to safeguard the unity and integrity of the State...

Police remand

IMPHAL, Jun 17: An individual identified as Guruaribam Ranjan Sharma (39), who was arrested by Porompat PS on charges of attempting to murder one Thongam Govind last night at Bharmapur Aribam Leikai, near Water Supply, has been remanded to three days police custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal East...

Prayer meets

SENAPATI, Jun 17 : In an ‘emergency’ meeting held on Monday, the United Naga Council (UNC), the Naga Women Union (NWU) and the All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have “agreed that tribe hohos shall organise prayer programmes on June 18 at 11 am at their respective offices for the settlement of the Indo-Naga peace process at the earliest “based on the unique history of the Nagas and situation”, reports NNN...

CM to be back today

IMPHAL, Jun 17: Chief Minister N Biren, having met many Central leaders including Prime Minister Narendra will return to Imphal from Delhi tomorrow. According to information received from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, N Biren will land at Imphal International Airport at 12.10 pm...

Housing loan

IMPHAL, Jun 17: With funds from the Skill Development, the All India Infotech Standard Organisation has started giving housing loans in the State. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here today, All India Infotech Standard Organisation, North East in-charge Thokchom Jimmy said that a new programme of giving housing and micro finance loans has been launched in the State today...

AMCO states stand

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17: Denying the accusation by KCP MC that the Catholic schools of the State are spreading Christianity through educational institutions, the All Manipur Christian Organization (AMCO) has clarified that this accusation is totally false and a direct challenge to all the Christians living in the State...

NKL sets boundary record straight

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17: The Ngamkhei Kanba Lup (NKL), Jiribam has categorically stated that Jiribam district does not clamour any piece of land belonging to other districts but Jiribam villages/lands usurped by other districts should be returned to Jiribam...

Control rice price : PPCM

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17: Demanding the State Government to take up necessary steps to resolve the hike in price of rice in the State, People's Protection and Preservation Committee Manipur (PPCM) has warned that it along with the people, will launch stringent agitation if the Government fails to do so...

July 23, 2009 case transferred to Session Court Imphal East, July 15 fixed for further proceeding

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 17: Session Court Imphal East has registered a case in connection with the July 23, 2009 BT Road firing incident and fixed July 15 for further proceedings against then City OC, Y Munal, and eight other police personnel. The case record of the trial was received by Session Court Imphal East after it was transferred from Session Court Imphal West following an order from the High Court of Manipur. During the proceeding today, Session Court Imphal East registered the ..

AMSSTA to provide transportation

IMPHAL, Jun 17 In light of the coming 18th The Great June Uprising Unity Day which will be observed at Kekrupat tomorrow, volunteers of the All Manipur School Students' Transporters Association (AMSSTA) carried out a social service and cleaned the surrounding areas of Kekrupat yesterday...

Prize and award distribution ceremonies held

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16: The 18th annual prize distribution for State level and Okram Sagei level meritorious students of HSLC and Hr Secondary Examination Manipur and Class X and XII of CBSE Examination 2019, was held at Manipur Press Club today...

Govt informs

IMPHAL, Jun 16 : S Rajen Singh, personal secretary to Chief Minister has informed the general public that a fake news is being circulated on social media by one Mansoor Alam, claiming himself to be the official spokesperson of the State's Chief Minister. Further informing that neither the CM nor the CM's Office, Manipur has any official spokesperson, it added that Mansoor Alam is not connected in any way with the functioning of Chief Minister...

Over 2000 aspirants appear in IAS scholarship exam

IMPHAL, Jun 16 : To select the top 150 candidates to be sponsored under Chief Minister's scholarship scheme for Civil Services aspirants, ALS in association with Government of Manipur conducted a mega scholarship exam across 10 Districts of Manipur, today. More than 2000 IAS aspirants appeared in the..

3rd Raj Integrity Week begins

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16 : The third session of Raj Integrity Week has begun today at the premises of Raj Medicity, North AOC, Imphal. The programme conducted under Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme of Raj Medicity will continue till June 26. Speaking to media persons, chairman and managing director of Raj Medicity, H Rajen stated that the facilities provided under the scheme are free OPD for surgical oncology, orthos, general surgery, medicine, ENT, urology, OBST & gynae. Saying ..

Radheshyam, Rajen rule out leadership change

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16 : In spite of the open revolt by a sizeable number of MLAs against the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren, two BJP MLAs namely Th Radheshyam and S Rajen have categorically stated that there is no question of changing the coalition Government’s leadership...

Young star shuttlers felicitated

IMPHAL, Jun 16: Four promising badminton players of the State including M Meiraba who won top positions in All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournaments held this year at Bangalore, Trivandrum and Chennai were felicitated today at the Sangai Continental, MG Avenue...

CM presents cash crunch, RBI ban to PM

New Delhi, Jun 16 Chief Minister N Biren Singh who is currently in New Delhi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman separately yesterday and apprised them of the financial situation in the State resulting from the ban imposed by the RBI. The Chief Minister requested them to extend some flexibility to decide the quantum of borrowings under Open Market Borrowings within the overall ceiling fixed by the Finance Ministry. ..

Finance may return to Dy CM

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16: Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar may get back Finance portfolio although he was stripped of the same portfolio in the wake of the restrictions imposed by the RBI on State Government’s financial transactions after the State Government ran into an overdraft of Rs 274.48 crore. ..

Audience with PM was merely a courtesy call : Rival camp

IMPHAL, Jun 16: Rebel BJP MLAs who have been camping at Delhi have stated Chief Minister N Biren did meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi but it was just a courtesy call as done by Chief Ministers of other States who came to Delhi to attend a meeting of NITI Aayog...

Biren meets NPP leaders at Delhi

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16 : Amid the tension amongst the partners in the BJP led coalition Government, mainly with the National Peoples' Party (NPP), Chief Minister N Biren Singh met NPP leaders at New Delhi today and during the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar (who was removed from the portfolio of Finance by the CM) as well as other Ministers of the party in the coalition Government were present as well. Although it is not known as to what were discussed during the meeting, ..

Advance loan of Rs 400 Cr sought

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16: The State Government has approached the Finance Ministry for an advance loan of Rs 400 crore in order to solve the present financial crisis...

Red carpet rolled out for State NEET toppers

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16: For the first time ever, Manipur was able to produce candidates who scored above 600 in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year...

Meetei Leepul speaks out against crisis in Govt

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16: Meetei Leepul has warned that it will take up necessary action against those elected representatives involved in the present political crisis in case President Rule is imposed in the State...

Edn expo begins

IMPHAL, Jun 16: The 5th Gateway Abroad International Education Expo 2019 was opened today at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound here today...

Condemns

IMPHAL, Jun 16: The Indian Dental Association Manipur State Branch has strongly condemned the act of violence on doctors and hospitals, especially the recent unfortunate event at NRS College, Kolkata. A press release issued by the president of the association today mentioned that the IDA Manipur State branch extended solidarity to the medical professionals' strike tomorrow and the demand for a Central Act on violence against doctors and hospitals. IDA Manipur State branch stands fully behind the ..

MCCCM formed

IMPHAL, Jun 16 : Meetei Christian Pastors and leader came together on June 12 and formed a council called Meetei Christian Churches Council Manipur (MCCCM). A press release issued by the general secretary of the council today mentioned that the council was formed with the aim of maintaining peace, prosperity and communal harmony in the State and during the formation of the council, it was resolved to safeguard and respect the traditions, cultures and the diversity which exists in the State. The ..

Monetary aid

IMPHAL, Jun 16: The family of Akoijam (O) Shantibala, wife of ex-Minister late Akoijam Langam of Konjeng Leikai today donated certain amount to the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) on the occasion of her late daughter Akoijam Ibemhal (Bebe)’s birth anniversary. Shantibala handed over the amount to AMWJU vice president S Bokuljaoba. AMWJU executive members and Shantibala’s family also had lunch together, according to a press release issued by AMWJU publicity secretary Y Okendrajit Luwang...

Father's Day at MBC

IMPHAL, Jun 16 : The Centre Church of Manipur Baptist Convention today celebrated Father's Day under the theme ‘Father is a disciplinarian – Hebrews 12:7.’ ..

Family members clarify

IMPHAL, Jun 16: The family of one Booster of Kwakeithel Awang Konjeng Leikai has clarified regarding some information which were published on a local daily. The family members clarified that late Booster's surname should be Khongbantabam and not Khangembam while his father's name should be Khongbantabam Damodar...

IMAA celebrates 6th foundation day

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, June 16 : Iramdam Manipur Artistes Association celebrated its 6th foundation day at the residence of B Netachandra at Brahmapur Nahabam Bamon Leikai, today. The function was attended by Institute of Co-Operative Management (ICM) Director Dr N Ranjana Devi, IMAA president B Netachandra and advisor Sagolshem Tijendra, as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively. ..

Honorarium presented

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 16 : Salai Holding Private Limited (SHPL) handed over a four months honorarium to caretaker of patriot memorial site at Patharkandi Laishram Khun, Assam, Laishram Bir on June 15...

MBC meeting

IMPHAL, Jun 15 : The MBC Centre Church Imphal organized a joint meeting deliberating on the issue of the New Christian Cemetery site at Shalom Hall, MBC Headquarters, Chingmeirong today. The meeting was attended by MLAs namely DD Thaisii, MLA, Karong, Dr Chaltonlien Amo, MLA, Tipaimukh, D Korungthang, MLA, Tengnoupal, Rev Dr W Konghar, general secretary of MBC, Rev Zuankamang Daimai, Rev L Simon Raomai, Pastor & former Pastor, MBCCCI, MBC Cabinet Secretaries along with the MBCCCI Board of Deacons...

School Principal expresses concern

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15 : Principal of Sanarei Meitei Higher Secondary School, Kambam Chandrasekhar has expressed apprehension that Meitei people, especially students residing in and around Hailakandi district in Assam are opting less to study in Manipuri medium at schools...

Makes IIT cut

IMPHAL, Jun 15: Mutum Somorjit Singh of Khoijuman Ward No II, Bishnupur district, has been included among those who passed both the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main and advance...

One bailed out

IMPHAL, Jun 15: Special Court POCSO Imphal East released a 35 year old man, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor victim, after he executed necessary bail bond before the Court. The bail order was issued by the High Court of Manipur on June 7...

Kekrupat cleansed

IMPHAL, Jun 15 : Ahead of the 18th Great June Uprising, Unity Day 2019, Film Forum Manipur carried out a social service at Kekrupat today. The June Uprising Day will be observed on June 18. Speaking to media persons, Vice Chairman, Film Forum Manipur, Birendra Salam stated that the cleanliness drive was taken up ahead of the big day and as a mark to honour the brave departed souls. Maintaining that Film Forum Manipur conducts such cleanliness drive every year, he added that 12 constituent guilds ..

Rival camps meet Ram Madhav, Biswajit turns down offer of Dy CM post

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15: BJP National General Secretary (North East in-charge) Ram Madhav held separate meetings with Chief Minister N Biren and the rival camp which has been demanding removal of N Biren while Th Biswajit reportedly turned down the offer of the post of Deputy Chief Minister to resolve the issue...

N Biren presents overdraft case to Nirmala

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15 : In the wake of the prevailing financial situation and political crisis in Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at her office chamber in New Delhi today. The Chief Minister also called on Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at his official residence and congratulated him on being named as the Nation's Defence Minister...

Poll code violated, alleges Cong

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15: As the BJP-led coalition Government has gone on record that the Government has run into an overdraft of over Rs 274 crore on account of releasing huge amount of funds when the election model code of conduct was in force, it has been testified that the Lok Sabha election held in the State was not free and fair, asserted MPCC president Gaikhangam. Seeking immediate attention of the Election Commission of India (ECI), Congress party has demanded repoll in both ..

TKS urged to aid preserve culture of Tangkhuls

TKS urged to aid preserve culture of Tangkhuls..

Selected cops demand appointment letter

IMPHAL, Jun 15: Demanding the State Government to provide the necessary appointment letter to the 2000 candidates who have been already selected, the All Manipur Selected 2000 Candidate of Police Constable Civil/Male 2013 batch, attempted to stage a protest at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall today but were cut short by a large number of Imphal West district police personnel...

6th occasional sociological lecture delivered

IMPHAL, Jun 15 : Continuing its series of lecture at the Department of Sociology MU, the 6th Occasional Sociological lecture was delivered by Cimpoeru Lepouture Aurelia from France today. The function was held at the seminar hall of the Department. Aurelia, who works at European Commissions DG DEVCO (International Corporation and Development) shared her experiences "On being a tourist in Manipur, India: Personal experiences" with students, faculty members and research scholars...

CCSK urges political leaders to focus on real issues

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15 : Committee of Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK) has maintained that the current power struggle ongoing between leaders of the present Government, by completely ignoring the real issues and problems of the State, is disappointing and rather unfortunate...

Media sensitisation workshop held, more priority to Hep C treatment stressed

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15 : A media sensitisation workshop under the theme 'Making diagnosis & management of Hepatitis - C a priority', was held at Classic Hotel today, under the aegis of Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). YRGCARE's AK Srikrishnan, Country Programme Manager (HCV) FIND, ER Babu, YRGCARE State Coordinator Ksh Basanta Kumar, Joint Director (Targeted Interventions) Manipur State AID Control Society, Dr Abhiram Mongjam poke during the workshop on various topics...

Economic warfare, alleges PREPAK (Pro)

IMPHAL, Jun 15: Not satisfied with the killing of a number of innocent civilians in fake encounters, the Government of India is now working to suppress the people of Manipur through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the proscribed PREPAK (Pro) alleged...

Quality in handloom products stressed

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15: Opining that it is necessary to modify the exquisite handloom and handicraft items produced by the hills and valley people in order to appeal to the people from outside the State or abroad, Principal Secretary (Textiles, Commerce & Industry) Manipur, P Vaiphei has appealed to all not to debate on whether something is right or wrong and instead to increase the chances of the State's handlooms and handicraft being accepted by outside people...

On completing 15 years of service... Raj Medicity lines up free OPD

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15: As a part of the completion of 15 years of providing health care to the people under the theme 'Humanitarian service with dedication' by Raj Medicity, the institution is planning to organise the 3rd Raj Medicity Week from tomorrow to June 22...

Shija, JNIMS to suspend OPD today

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Jun 15: Heeding to the call of IMA headquarters, IMA Manipur State Branch has decided to carry out the same protest in the State in letter and spirit. It has also appealed to all Government and private medical establishments including home practices in the State to extend full cooperation by adhering to the directives of IMA headquarters. Responding to the call of IMA, JNIMS and Shija Hospitals have announced that all routine operations and OPD services would be suspended ..

JAC formed to demand justice

JAC formed to demand justice..

Launched

Launched..

Drama over installation of CCTV cameras at high security zones Probe panel fails to submit report, PIL filed

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 26: Although it now two years since the State Government constituted a committee to probe into installation of CCTV cameras in and around Imphal city which went out of order soon after installation, the committee is unable to submit any report till date...

Steps on to formulate State Drug Policy

IMPHAL, May 26 : With the State Government striving to formulate Manipur Drug Policy, with Social Welfare Department taking the central role, various line departments of the State Government and stakeholders have collectively started deliberating and exploring different perspectives of framing the said policy...

Month long awareness trip concludes at Kangla

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 26 : Nandeibam Tompok, who kicked off a month long drive to raise awareness on ill effects of extra marital affairs and crimes against women and children across the valley concluded his journey at Kangla today, where he was given a warm welcome by the people. The trip was flagged off on April 25 from Kangla while the drive which was jointly organised by Organisation For Indian Women Against Crime (Women Against Crime) and Lups of Salai Taret...

Don Bosco alumni extends aid to rehab centre

IMPHAL, May 26 : Continuing its social services since the past few years, Don Bosco School Imphal 93 Batch provided varied assistance to Hope Ministry Rehabilitation Centre, Nagaching, Imphal East today...

MPDF to launch Statewide wall poster campaign against mob violence

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 26 : Manipur Peoples' Democratic Front (MPDF) will launch a Statewide wall poster campaign against mob violence at the earliest...

Meritorious award distribution functions organised at different locations

IMPHAL, May 26 : The Organising Committee of Khurai Nandeibam Leikai Zilla Parishad Annual Meritorious Award Function felicitated the successful students of class X and XII of the Zilla Parishad at Ima Lai Khutlembi Shanglen today...

ABVP to hold first Imphal unit open GK competition

IMPHAL, May 26 Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Imphal Unit will organise the first Imphal Unit open general knowledge competition 2019, for students from class I to XII (from all streams), on June 7...

Recipients of Khorirol Mana announced

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 26 : Recipients of Khorirol Mana sponsored by Khorirol Sandoklup, Wangjing for 2019 have been announced...

AMACSU celebrates 20th foundation day

IMPHAL, May 26 : All Manipur Arts & Culture Students Union (AMACSU) celebrated its 20th foundation day at the auditorium of JN Manipur Dance Academy today. Gifts were presented to senior individuals who are engaged in the field of Art and Culture as part of the function...

Cleanliness drive held ahead of June 18

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 26 : In connection with the coming 18th Great June Uprising Unity Day, Nongchup Imphal Palem Ima Apunba Lup (NIMPAL) volunteers conducted a cleanliness drive at Kekrupat and its surrounding areas today. It may be mentioned that AMUCO and UCM have been observing the event every year following the June 18, 2001 incident which led to the death of 18 people as a result of the Bangkok Declaration signed between the NSCN (IM) and the Central Government on June 14 the ..

Diana Mayanglambam, Kajal Thangjam received

IMPHAL, May 26 : Kajal Thangjam who was the runners up at the Pananche Miss India 2019 and social activist Diana Mayanglambam, were felicitated by Peoples United Youth Alliance (PUYA) Manipur today...

State Govt likely to undergo certain changes soon

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 26: With the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) poised to form a strong and stable Government at the Centre after scripting a historic victory in the just concluded 17th Lok Sabha election, the State Government led by Chief Minister N Biren may undergo certain changes shortly...

Suraj Nongmaithem : This Manipuri photographer is making waves in London

NEW DELHI, May 26 : Photographer Suraj Nongmaithem is special. Born in Manipur, India, Suraj has been exploring London’s vivacious fashion scene and independent culture for the past few years. His images are serene yet powerful, and always have a story to tell. His work has been featured on independent magazine giants like Metal, Schon, Hunger, Fucking Young and more. He has also been featured on Vogue Italia’s Instagram twice. From tracing back the roots of his love for photography, to repping North ..

Mate thanks

IMPHAL, May 26 : H Shokhopao alias Benjamin Mate, BJP candidate for the Outer election as well as vice president of BJP Manipur Pradesh, expressed gratitude to all his supporters who helped him from the campaign days till the declaration of the election results...

WWII bomb

IMPHAL, May 26: An unidentified object suspected to be an un-exploded WWII bomb, was discovered at Heibok Ching, under Singjamei PS yesterday. The bomb was found by members of United Peoples' Welfare Association, Langthabal Awang Leikai, while digging the ground...

Poll code lifted

IMPHAL, May 26 : The election Model Code of Conduct which was enforced in connection with the 17th Lok Sabha election, has finally been lifted. In accordance with the removal of the MCC, a notice regarding the same was also sent to the office of the Chief Secretary and Chief Electoral Officer by the Secretary of Election Commission of India, Ajoy Kumar. According to a reliable source, the schedule of the 17th Lok Sabha election was announced on March 10 and the MCC came into effect from the same ..

Applicability of NSCN-IM's ceasefire pact, FA in State? UCM agrees to wait till CM’s return

IMPHAL, May 25: Even though the deadline set by the United Committee Manipur (UCM) for the State Govern-ment and the Government of India to come out with an unambiguous clarification whether the ceasefire agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM covers Manipur or not has expired, the civil society organisation has agreed to talk about the matter after Chief Minister N Biren returns from Delhi. ..

Naga Hoho slams UCM's ultimatum

IMPHAL, May 25 Taking strong exception to the ultimatum issued by the United Committee of Mani- pur (UCM) to the State and Central Government on May 23 for clarification regarding the supposed ceasefire exten-sion in all Naga areas, the Naga Hoho has conveyed that it is not the first time the UCM has been provoking the Nagas on sensitive issues...

Heritage Convent fetes meritorious students

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 25: Heritage Convent, Uripok Bachaspati Leikai & Naoremthong Khu-lem Leikai today felicitated its meritorious students who excelled in the High School Leaving Certificate Exami-nation (HSLCE) 2019 con- ducted by Board of Secon-dary Education, Manipur (BSEM)...

NPF MP chitchats with CM Biren

IMPHAL, May 25: After reaching Manipur Bhavan, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi yesterday along with four NPF MLAs, newly elected NPF MP Dr Lorho S Pfoze shared chitchats with Chief Minister N Biren today over cups of tea...

ATRPFM urges action against frauds

IMPHAL, May 25: The All Tribal Rights’ Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) has appealed to the State Government and the autho-rities concerned to take necessary actions against the culprits who allegedly col-lected huge amounts of money from ADC employees in connection with imple-mentation of pension scheme for the said employees. ..

Student found hung to death

IMPHAL, May 25: A 23 year old student of Manipur University was found hung to death inside his room at Manipur University Boy’s hostel number 2 (Koubru Hostel) today...

11 projects concentrated in Andro AC alone

IMPHAL, May 25: More than Rs 94 crore worth of projects are being taken up currently in various districts of the State which are populated primarily by minorities. Out of this, 11 projects worth more than Rs 53 crore are being taken up in Andro A/C, Imphal East...

State BJP credits Modi for massive victory

IMPHAL, May 25 M Asnikumar Singh, vice president of BJP Manipur Pradesh and publicity and propaganda in charge of the Lok Sabha elections in the State has conveyed that the historic mandate given to BJP and the NDA against all the odds shows how crucial this election was for the future of the country. ..

People's real verdict or otherwise Let the people judge: Dr Nara

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 25: CPI candidate in Inner Manipur PC Dr M Nara has stated that the people should judge whether the 17th Lok Sabha election results genuinely reflect people’s verdict or the election results were swayed by money and muscle power. ..

Saarthi devices distributed to visually impaired persons

IMPHAL, May 25: Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation, Manipur and Torch-It, Ahmedabad organised a training and awareness cum Saarthi device distribution programme today at Government Ideal Blind School, Takyel, Imphal...

AAU VC visits FGI, Kangpokpi

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 25: Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat Professor Dr KM Bujarbaruah visited the FEEDS Group of Institutions (FGI), Hengbung in Kangpokpi district Saturday...

Khangembam Henthoi Leima feted

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAl, May 25: Laining Amadi Inat Yokhatpa Apunba Malem, Kangleipak extended warm welcome to winner of Mrs Panache and Wisdom of Women Excellence Award Khangembam Henthoi Leima alias Ranjita at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, Imphal today. Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board vice president Bidyapati Senjam, advisors of Laining Amadi Inat Yokhatpa Apunba Malem, Kangleipak Waikhom Nimaichand and Moirangthem Meghachandra and Gangarani Koijam attended the event...

International Year of Periodic Table

IMPHAL, May 25: Department of Physics, Manipur University and Research Institute of Science and Technology (RIST), Imphal observed “International Year of Periodic Table" at the conference hall of Physics Dept, MU today. During the event, Professor N Rajmuhon Singh, Dean of School of Mathematical and Physical Science, MU spoke on the topic “History behind the discovery of periodic table by Russian scientist, Dmitri Mendeleev” while Professor Nimai, Head of Physics Dept, MU and Dr Raghumani Singh ..

Pallel drug haul case Charges framed against 7 more individuals

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 25: Special Court ND&PS Manipur, yesterday, framed charges against 7 more individuals out of the remaining 8 accused persons involved in the October 3, 2013 Pallel drug haul case which also involved then Defense PRO Ajay Choudhary...

Tunisian Film Festival begins

IMPHAL, May 25 : A two day “Tunisian Film Festival 2019” jointly organised by Federation of Film Societies of India (Eastern Region) and Film Society of Manipur kicked off today at the auditorium of MSFDS, Palace Compound, Imphal...

Shiv Sena to pressure NDA

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 25: Shiv Sena State unit president M Tombi has announced that he will leave Imphal for Delhi at the earliest so as to pressure the NDA partners to give a proper post to one of the two candidates who were successful in the Inner and Outer Manipur Parliamentary elections...

Free diagnostic camp held

IMPHAL, May 25 : As part of free diagnostic initiative of NHM (National Health Mission), Government of Manipur in collaboration with Krishnna Diagnostic Pvt Ltd under Public Private Partnership, a nine day medical camp was organised in the areas of responsibility of Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under aegis of IGAR (South) from May 17 to 25 at Pallel, Machi, Bongyang, Larong, Kakching and Chandel. ..

MHRC sends notice

IMPHAL, May 25: Manipur Human Rights Commission has notified the Revenue Department and Department of Art and Culture, Government of Manipur to submit reports regarding construction of Manipur University of Culture...

CEO, NHA to visit Manipur

Imphal, May 25: Dr Indu Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority (NHA) is visiting the State from May 27 to 28 to assess and review the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in the State, said a statement of CEO, State Health Agency today...

BJP wrests Inner PC, NPF takes Outer PC; Ranjan, Pfoze Delhi bound Congress congratulates Ranjan, Pfoze

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 24: While NPF’s Lorho S Pfoze emerged as the runaway winner in Outer Manipur PC, Inner Manipur PC witnessed a very tight contest between BJP’s Dr RK Ranjan and Congress party’s Oinam Nabakishore. In Outer Manipur PC, the NPF candidate defeated his BJP rival Houlim Shokhopao Mate alias Benjamin Mate by a comfortable margin of 73,782 votes...

Effects of heat wave on health deliberated

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 24: Director of Health Services, Manipur, Dr K Rajo Singh has stated that the State Action Plan for Climate Change, which was framed in 2013 and which underwent revisions, will now give special emphasis towards tackling deforestation and its adverse impacts...

Legal aid

IMPHAL, May 24: Campaign teams of Imphal West and Imphal East were formed by the Chairman of District Legal Services Authority Imphal West and Imphal East, with the objective of providing legal assistance to the family members of prisoners...

New Alto 800 launched at Kakching

Our Correspondent Kakching, May 24: A New Alto 800 with added bunch of standard safety features was launched for the first time in Manipur in a simple launching function organized by Eastern Motors Chingmeirong, Imphal in association with its partner of Kakching Lamkhai Outlet at the campus of Library and Information Centre, Kakching Phoushupat Leikai yesterday...

RSF observes 6th foundation day

IMPHAL, May 24 : Reformist Students' Front has observed its 6th foundation day at Vocational Guide School, on May 21...

Mishap claims 1

SENAPATI, May 24 : A youth was killed while another was left seriously injured following an accident between Sejang village and Charoi Pandongba village, under Keithelmanbi PS, Senapati district, at around 3.15 pm today, around 900 metres away from the 86 Bn CRPF camp at Noney side...

Fall Armyworm contained : Agri Dept

IMPHAL, May 24: The outbreak of Fall Armyworm in the State which did extensive damage to maize plantations has been brought under control, claimed one official of Agriculture Department...

Arms dealer nabbed

IMPHAL, May 24: Assam Rifles personnel arrested one suspected arms dealer along with an accomplice from the general area of Kakching on May 22...

Non-local quacks

IMPHAL, May 24: Some non-local quacks have been found running a clinic in the heart of Imphal city. As it looked suspicious, a team of student volunteers led by All India Students’ Federation, Manipur ..

Discrepancies likely in recruitment of coordinators

IMPHAL, May 24: Many quarters have raised strong suspicion that recruitment of 13 District Coordinators in Social Welfare Department may be done through fraudulent means...

Class XII exam : DESAM, AIMS boycott coaching centre

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 24: While Board of Secondary Education Manipur had taken up steps to exclude teachers of coaching centres from the panel of the question setters of the Class X examinations, Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS) on Friday sounded alarm over the Class XII examinations conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) and banned a private coaching institute in Imphal...

Lok Sabha elections: CPI's Dr M Nara and I got 'true' votes, says RK Somendro

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 24 : Thanking all the voters who came out and exercised their rights to vote on April 11, Independent candidate of Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, RK Somendro (Kaiku) expressed his happiness on getting 'love and support' of 80,566 people of the State, who have faith in him...

Najma presents Unit Citation Award, Appreciation Certificate to AR

DIPR Imphal, May 24: Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla presented the Unit Citation Award to 15 Assam Rifles and Appreciation Certificate to 19 Assam Rifles today at Raj Bhavan...

Rohan Philem ready for another tour from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

IMPHAL, May 24: Famed cyclist, Rohan Philem is ready for another tour from Kashmir to Kanyakumari raising awareness about the importance of clean drinking water and sanitaion...

Naga Hoho decries

IMPHAL, May 23: The Naga Hoho has expressed shock at the news of indiscriminate and unprovoked military operations being carried out in the Naga areas of Myanmar by the military junta, and an even deeper concern upon the fact that the ongoing operations are being conducted in coordination with Indian security forces...

No change in Kohima resolution : Awangbow

IMPHAL, May 23: NPF Manipur unit president Awangbow Newmai has categorically stated that there would be no change in the party’s resolution adopted at Kohima on May 18 even if BJP returns to power at the Centre...

Dr RK Ranjan, Lorho Pfoze lead

IMPHAL, May 23: BJP’s Dr RK Ranjan and NPF’s Lorho S Pfoze are leading over their rival candidates in Inner Manipur PC and Outer Manipur PC respectively. Counting of votes polled in the two Parliamentary Constituencies started from 8 am today amidst tight security at 11 district headquarters. The counting is continuing till the time of filing this report late in the evening today...

Manipur National Institute of Open Schooling, SCERT lays down amended rule

IMPHAL, May 23 State Coordinator, Manipur National Institute of Open Schooling, SCERT campus, Lamphel, in a press release, conveyed that the Government of India has extended the last date for obtaining the essential qualification, Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) up to May 31, 2019 as per the amendment to the section 23(2) of the RTE Act. It stated that untrained in-service elementary teachers in the Govt/ Govt aided/unaided private schools have to obtain the required qualifications by ..

Village authority, organisations clarify on alleged statement of MSPDCL official

IMPHAL, May 23 Clarifying the press release issued by managing director, MSPDCL, Vakho Khabung Karong Village Authority, Vakho Women Society and Vakho Youth & Students Organisation have denounced the alleged attempt of the officer to mislead the public and malign the image of the village by providing misleading information in the public domain. ..

ATRPFM seeks Govt's immediate intervention over pension "misappropriation"

IMPHAL, May 23 The All Tribal Rights' Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) has expressed its heartfelt gratitude to Chief Minister N Biren for approving the permission granted by All Manipur Autonomous District Council Retired Employees Welfare Association to ATRPFM to handle matters related to payment of pension in respect of ADC employees...

7th foundation day of AIMS held

IMPHAL, May 23 : The 7th foundation day of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Singpanglup (AIMS) was observed at its office in Kwakeithel Bazar, yesterday...

Nambul river project work begins

IMPHAL, May 23: Works for the Rejuvenation and Conservation of Nambul River in Manipur project, began at Thong Nambonbi today...

Asnikumar hails

IMPHAL, May 23: State Vice President, BJP, Manipur Pradesh M Asnikumar Singh has thanked the people of Manipur for supporting BJP and for ensuring the election of Dr RK Ranjan as MP from Inner Parliamentary segment. He said that today will be remembered as the day Indian democracy reached a new level of maturity and the historic mandate of the BJP and the NDA against all the odds shows how crucial this election was for the future of the country...

Rape convict sentenced to 20 years in jail

IMPHAL, May 23: Maibam Manojkumar, Session Judge Imphal East, sentences Irengbam Dhanajit, a rape convict, to 20 years in jail today...

Thoubal media decries

Our Correspondent THOUBAL, May 23: Media persons are alleging that Thoubal DC Haobam Rosita is intentionally trying to withhold the poll results from the media persons...

Reacting to claims of NSCN (IM) that ceasefire extends to Manipur UCM sets 72 hrs deadline to Delhi, Imphal to state stand

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 22: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has served a deadline of 72 hours to the State and Central Governments, to explain to the public whether the ceasefire agreement between NSCN (IM) and the Central Government, is applicable in Manipur or not...

Nambul project

IMPHAL, May 22: Officials of MAHUD, IMC, Water Resources, Pollution Control Board, Directorate of Environment PHED, inspected the present condition of Nambul river today with the aim of cleaning up the river and returning it to its former glory days. According to an official source, necessary works for restoration of the river will begin at the earliest...

CET held

IMPHAL, May 22: Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to class 11 (Science, Arts and Commerce stream) at 12 Government Higher Secondary Schools under the School Education Department, was held at 24 centres across the State today. Out of the total 8082 students who submitted forms for the exam, 899 students failed to turn up today. The result for the CET will be declared on May 25...

BJP rebuts Cong, Oppn

IMPHAL, May 22: Stating that the charges levelled by the Congress party and all other Opposition parties are baseless and unfounded, BJP Manipur Pradesh has stated that the Opposition parties are rattled by their likely defeat and are trying to tarnish the image of the country and its democratic machineries by raising doubts on its electoral process...

MR man on poll duty at WB passes away

IMPHAL, May 22 : A personnel of Manipur Rifles on poll duty at Durgapur, West Bengal passed away today while on the way to Durgapur from Kolkata...

Fate of 19 candidates to be known today

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 22: Vote counting for both Inner and Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies will begin from 8 am tomorrow at the respective District HQs and the fate of 19 candidates will be decided as well...

One day meet deliberates on life under AFSPA

IMPHAL, May 22: Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) organised a one day meeting to mark the 61 years of imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, at Lamyanba Shanglen, Konung Mamang today. A report of Civil Society Coalition for Human Rights in Manipur and UN (CSCHR) submitted to the United Nations' Human Rights Committee on May 12 last year, was released during the meeting...

Suspense reigns high as vote count begins today

IMPHAL, May 22: With vote counting for both Inner and Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies set to begin tomorrow, it is being predicted that in Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, Lorho S Pfoze (NPF), Benjamin Mate (BJP), K James (Congress), Ashang Kasar (NEIDP) and Thangminlien Kipgen (NPP) will score high number of votes...

AMWJU observes World Biodiversity Day

IMPHAL, May 22: The All Manipur Working Journalists' Union (AMWJU) on Wednesday observed World Biodiversity Day under the theme - "Our bio-diversity, our food, our health" at Manipur Press Club, Imphal...

CJM transfers murder case to Session Judge

IMPHAL, May 22 : The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal West today put up the case against accused Khulem Jiten and Chesam Abdul Salam before the Session Judge for the murder of Khulem Tomba at Langol Punshi Leikai on July 27 last year...

HC sets aside

IMPHAL, May 22 : A Division Bench of the High Court of Manipur today quashed and set aside the appointment of Professor K Yugindro as Pro Vice Chancellor Manipur University by then VC Professor AP Pandey on September 10, 2018 by allowing the Writ Petition(c ) challenging his appointment as Pro VC. The judgment was passed by Justice Lanusukum Jamir and Justice Kh Nobin in connection with a number of PILs and writ petitions filed before the Court after it was kept reserved on 26 April. PILs of Chongtham ..

CrPC 144 promulgated

SENAPATI, May 22 : In view of the vote count scheduled for tomorrow, the District Magistrate of Senapati district has imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC 144 to ensure peaceful, free and fair counting of votes. Vote count in Senapati will be held at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Senapati district headquarters. ..

Hyundai 'Venue' launched

IMPHAL, May 22: With the launch of 'India's first fully connected SUV' - "Venue", Punya Hyundai Imphal too unveiled the SUV today. Designed to offer solid road presence, refreshing driving experience and seamless connectivity with Hyundai Blue link, Venue's prices starts from Rs 6,61,610 including GST...

International Biodiversity Day

IMPHAL, May 22 As many all over the world observed International Day of Biological Diversity, Manipur Pradesh BJP vice president M Asnikumar Singh urged all to be conscious of the changing climate and degrading biodiversity that have serious impact on human and the many species on earth. The BJP State vice president in a statement today said: "In December 2000, the United Nation adopted 22nd of May as International Day for Biological Diversity. This day is often overlooked and it is understandable ..

Lawyers condemn

IMPHAL, May 22 In the wake of mob storming the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East on May 19 in connection with the murder of Khunjamayum Arun, Indian Association of Lawyers, Manipur Chapter today condemned the incident and urged the authorities concerned to provide adequate security to lawyers, under-trial accused, Court staff and properties of the Court. It also condemned the alleged assault on one Advocate and appealed law enforcing agencies to provide fool-proof security to the trial Court ..

MMWO appeals

IMPHAL, May 22 : Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) has urged the Manipur University authority to revise the timetable of semester examination...

Gaikhangam scoffs at exit poll projections

IMPHAL, May 21: Manipur Congress Committee president Gaikhangam has opined that the projected figure of the exit poll following the 17th Lok Sabha election which show that BJP will romp home is absurd and unbelievable...

Postal ballots to be counted first

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 21: Postal ballots would be counted first when votes polled in Outer Manipur PC and Inner Manipur PC are counted on May 23, said Inner Manipur PC RO and Imphal West DC N Praveen...

Motorists killed

IMPHAL, May 21: Two youths were killed in a road mishap along Imphal-Dimapur road, near Sekmai Koujengleima, under Sekmai PS today...

Seniority list

IMPHAL, May 21: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Department of Personnel and Training has issued an order regarding seniority of the six MCS officers who were promoted to the rank of IAS recently. The six MCS officers who were recently promoted to IAS were Lourembam Bikram, Ng Roben, L Nandakumar, Dr K Shyamsunder, A Subhash and Laltanpuii Canchhong. According to the order issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Under Secretary Udai Bhan, the newly ..

Bomb blast decried

IMPHAL, May 21: Local people of Phumlou Mamang Leikai today staged a protest demonstration against the bomb blast that occurred at the residential gate of Phumlou Gram Panchayat Pradhan Maisnam Manikchand last evening...

Anti-terrorism day

IMPHAL, May 21 : Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee organised Anti Terrorism Day by observing the 28th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Congress Bhavan, BT Road today...

KNO condemns

IMPHAL, May 21: The KNO has condemned without reservation the cold blooded murder of Tirong Aboh, the sitting MLA from Arunachal Pradesh’s Khonsa West Assembly constituency...

13 members of JAC remanded

IMPHAL, May 21: Thirteen women of the JAC formed in connection with the brutal murder of Khunjamayum Arun, who were arrested for destroying Court property on May 18, were produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West today and remanded to judicial custody till June 4...

Bandh called

CHANDEL, May 21 Joint Action Committee Against the Death of (L) SK Rockson has cautioned that it will launch 48 hrs bandh from 6 am of May 24 to 6 pm of May 25 on Chandel Hqs line if the persons/party concerned fails to abide by the agreement reached in connection with the death of Rockson. Rockson Lamkang, s/o SK Bunglun Lamkang of Thamlapokpi village, died after he met with an accident on April 30, said a statement of the JAC today. It advised the party/persons concerned involved in the case ..

Two day festival of Thang-Ta from May 22

IMPHAL, May 21 : The JNMDA in collaboration with Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang-Ta Association, Irilbung will be organising a two day festival of Thang-Ta from May 22 at the complex of Huyen Lallong Thang-Ta Association, Irilbung. A press release issued by Director JNMDA stated that H Tombi, VC, JNMDA and A Shivdas Sharma, Director Art and Culture Department will grace the inaugural function as dignitaries. The festival is dedicated to the memory of late Guru G Gourakishore Sharma, Sangeet Natak Akademi ..

Awareness prog held ahead of Intl Biodiversity Day

By Our Staff Reporter KANGPOKPI, May 21 : In connection with the observation of International Day for Biological Diversity, a one day awareness programme was conducted at Saheibung under Kangpokpi district today...

2nd free eye camp to be held

IMPHAL, May 21 : Lions Eye Hospital & Services Trust has informed that the 2nd free eye camp for the month of May will be organised at the Lions Service Centre of Lions Club of Imphal at Sangaiprou in collaboration with the District Blindness Control Society Imphal between 10 am and 12 noon on May 26...

Students org warns against scheduling university exam on Eid

IMPHAL, May 21 : The All Manipur Muslim Students’ Organization (AMMSO) has threatened to launch intense agitations if Manipur University (MU) authorities fail to make necessary changes in the schedule of the university semester examinations as the said exam falls on the eve of the coming Eid-Ul-Fitr...

State Govt observes anti-terrorism day

IMPHAL, May 21: The State Government organised Anti-Terrorism Day at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles banquet hall today...

MSPDCL conducts raid, appeals public to cooperate

IMPHAL, May 21 The Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) conveyed that a team of disconnection squad headed by manager of Senpati Sub Division, MSPDCL conducted a raid on illegal/unauthorised electric connections in the Vakho area, New Karong village under Senapati district...

30 year old convicted for raping minor

IMPHAL, May 21: Maibam Manojkumar, Special Judge POCSO Imphal East, convicted one Irungbam Dhanajit under section 6 of POCSO Act for raping a minor girl on March 13, 2017...

Cyclists flagged off

IMPHAL, May 20: Three environment campaigners who would tour India from Imphal to Kanyakumari on bicycles were flagged off from Kangla (western) Gate by Imphal West SP Meghachandra at 8 am today. The three campaigners are Yumnam Chingthang-khomba Meitei s/o late Y Tomba of Sagolband Bijoy Govinda, Ningthoujam Lakpa Meitei s/o N Manik-chand of Laphupat Tera Mayai Leikai and Varnon Laishram s/o Noren Lai-shram of Kakwa Selungba Leikai and their tour is based on the theme ‘Save environment to save ..

Planted IED explodes

IMPHAL, May 20: A bomb suspected to be an IED exploded at the residential gate of one Maisnam Manikchand (45) of Phumlou Mamang Leikai, Imphal West district under Lamsang police station at around 7 pm today. It is said that Manikchand is the Pradhan of Phumlou Gram Panchayat. Even though there was no casualty in the blast, its impact was felt inside the house of Manikchand. A case has been registered at Lamsang police station in connection with the blast...

Decks cleared for vote count on May 23

IMPHAL, May 20: All arrangements have been completed for counting of votes of both Inner Manipur PC and Outer Manipur PC and three-tier security arrangement has been put in place at all counting centres...

Eviction drive launched at RIMS road

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 20: Police carried out an eviction drive against illegal encroachment along the ever busy RIMS road today, during which a number of items kept on either side of the road, including advertising banners were seized and taken away...

Lawyers protest May 18 vandalism

IMPHAL, May 20 : Members of the All Manipur Bar Association and High Court Bar Association Manipur, staged a sit-in-protest in front of Cheirap Court complex today, condemning the assault on lawyers and the damaging of a Court located at Lamphel by an angry mob on May 18...

No tobacco products in shops near schools : JSCC

IMPHAL, May 20: Joint Students' Coordinating Committee (JSCC) has begun seizing tobacco products from shops and vendors located within a 100 metre radius of schools, colleges and other educational institutes and disposing them by burning, from today onwards...

JAC recalls displacement

IMPHAL, May 20: The JAC Against Arbitrary Displacement of Naga River Colony 25-A today commemorated the dismantling of 39 houses and three Churches by the State Government on this date in 2013 at Kabo Leikai/Naga River Colony...

CPI local council conference held

BISHNUPUR, May 20 : The 46th local council conference of Communist Party of India (CPI), Kumbi Council was held yesterday at Biplabi Bira Bhawan, Kumbi Sandhong in the presence of over 200 delegates. The conference began with the hoisting of CPI flag and paying floral tribute at the statue of Jana Neta Hijam Irawat placed in front of the Bhawan...

Crops infested by Fall Armyworms at Senapati, reports DAO

Senapati, May 20: Crops at Senapati district are also infested with Fall Armyworms, said a report released by District Agriculture Officer (DAO)...

'Adon Khamba Ewanglon Thoibi' released

Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR, May 20 : State Wetland Authority Technical Committee, Chairman, Dr Kh Shamungou Singh has released a book "Adon Khamba Ewanglon Thoibi" (A romantic fidelity : A critical study), penned by Hemamcha Sobha, at INA Hall, Moirang, today...

3rd position holder feted

bishnupur, May 20: Love and respect for the parents, teachers togethr with work hard to make them proud were the motivation for Jasmin Heigrujam who secured 3rd position in the recently declared class XII exams (Science) conducted by COHSEM...

CADA conducts discussion programme

IMPHAL, May 21 Continuing its fight against drugs and substance abuse, Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) and Ningombam Apunba Meira Paibee Lup (NAMPL) conducted a public discussion programme at Ningombam Mamang Leikai Community Hall, yesterday...

Memorial day observed at Maibam Lotpaching

Bishnupur, May 20: Floral tributes and respect were paid to commemorate the first landfall of Japanese Army at Maibam Lotpaching on May 20, 1944 to help India gain independence from the British rule...

USRA notifies

Our Correspondent CCPUR, May 20: The United Socialists Revolutionary Army has today declared that no individual or organisation should collect funds or serve demand letters within their ..

TMC ward member welfare association decries

Thoubal, May 20 Thoubal Municipal Council Ward Member Welfare Association alleged that the power hungry Councillors of Thoubal Municipal Council (TMC) are busy fighting to hold on the leadership position rather than working for the development of 18 Ward that come under the Council, said a press release issued by TMC Ward Member Welfare Association...

UTBC vows to save Shirui Kashong on green gospel day observation

Ukhrul, May, 20 : As part of its movement to save the planet from the threat imposed by global warming and climate change, Ukhrul Town Baptist Church (UTBC), Ukhrul has pledged to initiate a campaign "Save Shirui Kashong, Save Tangkhul" during the annual Church event of Green Gospel Day, today. ..

SUK expresses concern over pathetic condition of Govt schools Union asks Government to improve said schools instead of advertising already well developed schools

IMPHAL, May 20 : Claiming that Shyamsakhi High School (Moirangkhom) has been turned into a garbage dump due to lack of proper fencing, a hotel has been established inside the property of Dhameshwori Primary School (Konung Mamang) with the classrooms being used for keeping sugarcane juicer and Ramji Junior High School is now in a deplorable condition, Students Union of ..

World Honey Bee Day observed

IMPHAL, May 20: Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre, under Directorate of Extension Education CAU, organised World Honey Bee Day at CAU campus at Iroishemba today...

Five days non residential camp kicks off

IMPHAL, May 20 : The Social Welfare Department kicked off a five day nonresidential camp for children at Manipur Bal Bhavan, Khuman Lampak Sports complex today...

GOC-in-C Eastern Command interacts with successful students of Army Public School

IMPHAL, May 20 : Army Public Schools serve wards of army soldiers all over the country. These schools are run as private entities under AWES with excellent infrastructure and amenities, said a press release issued by PIB (DW). ..

Three arrested for gang rape of transgender in Bengaluru

IMPHAL, May 20: Manipur Diaspora Bengaluru (MDB) has mentioned that the three culprits involved in the gang rape of two transgender of Manipur origin, were arrested yesterday by Koramangala police, Bengaluru City, along with the help of Isha Pant, IPS, DCP, Southeast Bangalore & Special Nodal Officer North East, Rajesh, AM, Liaison Officer Bengaluru, Manipur and MDB...

Agri Ministry team arrives

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 20: A team of officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare led by Joint Secretary (Integrated Nutrient Management) Neerja Adidam arrived here today to take stock of the different projects/activities taken up in the State under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER). ..

Four complain against violation of paddy land Act

IMPHAL, May 20: Four individuals have lodged a complaint to the Imphal West District Level Committee against wanton violation of the Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act 2014 and the complete inaction on the matter by the authorities concerned...

Training cum awareness programme held

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 20 : A one day training cum awareness programme on "Identification, symptomology and management of Fall Armyworm (FAW) on Maize in Manipur" was held at Central Agricultural University auditorium in Iroisemba today...

Sylvia wins titles in Mrs Asia Pacific

IMPHAL, May 20 : BK Events and Entertainment and Innovative Artist Welfare Association (IAWA), Mumbai have announced that Adaphro Sylvia from Manipur has achieved two titles, “Mrs Asia Pacific Special Queen Award 2019 Ambassador” and “Mrs Asia Pacific 2019 Supermodel,” during the 5 days long (May 14- 19) International beauty pageant “Mrs Asia Pacific 2019” at Singapore and Malaysia...

Officials moot Delhi to Imphal night flight

IMPHAL, May 19: Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Dr Guruprasad Mohapattra and State Government officials today discussed about introducing a direct flight from Delhi to Imphal at night...

CADA conducts academic awareness camp

KAKCHING, May 19 : As part of its campaign to curb the menance of drugs and substance abuse from the State, Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) has organised an academic awareness programme on "effect of drugs on students" at Kakching Higher Secondary School, yesterday...

Workshop on ‘Revision of State Action Plan on Climate Change’ held

JIRIBAM, May 19 : Directorate of Environment has organised a one-day district level stakeholder's workshop on "Revision of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC-Version 2)" at Community Centre, Jiribam Municipal Council, Jiribam, today. ..

Birth anniversary of Ho Chi Minh observed

Our Correspondent Bishnupur, May 19: The 129th birth anniversary of comrade Ho Chi Minh who is regarded as the father of Vietnam, who fought for the independence of Vietnam was observed in a simple function organized by CPI, Kumbi Local Council at Biplabi Comrade Bira Bhawan, Kumbi today...

Tree saplings planted as part of Sunday Eco-Club prog

Kakching, May 19: Alliance for Development Alternatives Manipur (ADAM), Kakching and Angan Ching Eco-Park Management Committee, Kakching together with students planted memorial trees at Angan Ching Eco-Park, Kakching on the theme "Let's plant trees, Save trees" as part of its weekly Sunday Eco-Club programme, said press release issued by secy, ADAM...

TSA demands

Jiribam, May 19: The Thadou Students Association (TSA), Jiribam and Tamenglong branches have demanded to create a post of Thadou- Kuki subject and its inclusion as MIL subject in Jiribam Higher Secondary School, Jiribam, said statement issued by TSA...

NPO condoles

Senapati, May 19: The Naga People's Organization (NPO) has condoled the demise of NSCN-IM leader and steering committee member Lumba Raising. In its statement, NPO said that the passing away of Qr Lumba Raising is not only a great loss for the family and Tangkhul community but for the Nagas as a whole. Saying that a solid foundation for a free and integrated Nagas has been left behind by the leader, NPO prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. ..

Naga Spice & Herbs, Senapati exports local spices and herbs outside India

Senapati, May 19: The Naga Spice & Herbs, Senapati, an organic food processiong unit, established in 2016 by Th Longsaola as proprietor is situated at Poumai Colony, Taphou, Senapati, just one and half km away from the district headquarters...

Solid waste collection starts at Toubul

Bishnupur, May 19: With the aim to achieve the goal of clean and disease free village by properly collecting all the solid wastes and disposed it to a dumping site, PHED, Bishnupur in collaboration with Toubul Gram Panchayat and Toubul Welfare Association formed a Solid Waste Committee and started collecting solid waste in Toubul village in Bishnupur district under the supervision of executive engineer, PHED, Bishnupur, L Gokulchandra today...

Preparations on for 18th Great June Uprising 2019

IMPHAL, May 19: The preparation for the 18th Great June Uprising, Unity Day 2019 is on with members of the observation committee and volunteers planting trees and conducting social services at Kekrupat Martyrs' Memorial complex...

36th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial observed

IMPHAL, May 19: Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) and Project Sunrise/FHI360 with the support of Manipur State AIDS Control Society observed '36th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial' Sunday at the office of MNP+, Yaiskul Hiruhanba Leikai...

17th Edufest 2019 to open up new career avenues for students

IMPHAL, May 19: The 17th edition of Edufest is all set to kick off at GM Hall, Imphal on May 21 and 22. The two day event will see top universities and colleges from across India directly interacting with students who are on the look for the best option for higher studies. ..

Symposium held

IMPHAL, May 19 : Art and Culture Department in association with Writers' Forum, Imphal organised a symposium on the topic “Elangbam Dinamanigee punshi amasung khorirol” at MDU Hall, today...

Khangembam Henthoi Leima awarded

By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, May 19: Khangembam Henthoi Leima of Samram Mayai Leikai, Thoubal district has been awarded the WOW Excellent Award 2019. The award was given to her by Wisdom of Women (WOW) in the category-model during a ceremony held at Constitution Club, New Delhi today. She is 28 and wife of Kh Bobisana...