4 with no travel history suspected to be positive at Jiribam Rapid antigen testing for Covid starts

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8 : With Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurating the Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre at Jiribam through video conference today, rapid testing has started at the district which has become an area of concern following detection of COVID-19 among numerous police and VDF personnel.The results of the tests conducted so far are yet to be announced as certain protocols have to be observed before the results are announced, according to sources from the State Health ..

Delhi agreement implemented ? NPP discusses political situation

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8 : Even though it has been two weeks since the NPP seemingly patched up differences with the BJP and returned to the BJP led coalition Government, following intervention of BJP president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma, the State unit of the NPP held a meeting along with its four MLAs today to discuss the unfolding political scenario.A source close to the NPP MLAs ..


IMPHAL, Jul 8 : Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal East has remanded murder accused Nongthombam Haridas to judicial remand till July 22.N Haridas @ Rambo (52), s/o (L) Roton of Mayang Langjing (who was staying at  Lairikyengbam Leikai Salan Leirak) was..

Proposed stir off

IMPHAL, Jul 8 : The All Manipur College Teachers Association (AMCTA) yesterday convened an online emergency meeting where it was decided to call off their proposed cease work strike.As per a statement of AMCTA, the executive committee representatives reso..

Body recovered

IMPHAL, Jul 8 : A team of Irilbung police have today recovered a the body of a man which was found lying at Iril river along Urup Naukal Chingmang area in Imphal East this morning.The man has been identified as Md Tariq Ahmad (26), son of Abdul Majid of S..

Ex-MLA Subhaschandra files FIR against Cong MLAs Court grants anticipatory bail

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8: Session Judge Imphal granted interim anticipatory bail till July 16 to MLA Keisham Meghachandra, MLA Thokchom Lokeshwar and Huidrom Vikramjit, managing director of HVS Construction Material Private Limited, over a compl..

Remand for accused doc

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8 : Dr Mairembam Dinesh, Senior Medical Officer of the Medical Directorate who was arrested yesterday has been remanded to 3 days custody of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Station Manipur by Special Judge PC Act ..

Death anniversary of Robinhood observed Define indigenous folks call rung out

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, July 8: The 5th death anniversary of Sapam Robinhood, a student who was killed during a protest demonstration demanding 'Inner Line Permit' in the State, on July 8, 2005 was observed today as "Lamjing Meira Numit" at Awa Ching in Imphal East where his memorial lies.Speaking at the function, JCILPS Convenor YK Dhiren said  the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations (BEFR), 1873 which is implemented in the State has left out many important clauses leaving it toothless."This ..

Huge cache of arms recovered

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL,  Jul 8 : Troops of Assam Rifles along with Manipur Police recovered a cache of arms and ammunition near Langthabal in Imphal West district on July 7.Based on specific inputs regarding concealed weapons and ammunition, the joint team launched a search operation in the area and recovered two packages containing one country made AK Rifle, one Point 32mm automatic Pistol with magazine, one 9mm Carbine with two magazines, one Chinese Hand Grenade, 20 live rounds of assorted ..

CM inaugurates water supply projects, others

Imphal, Jul 8 (DIPR)Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated five Water Supply projects, one office building of Weight and Measures Department and Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre at Jiribam through video conferencing from his Secretariat office tod..

Hill based pol party bats for delimitation on 2001 census

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Jul 8: The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA), a “recognized hill based political party” has welcomed the notification to carry out delimitation in Manipur on the basis of the 2001 census. The notification was ..

CorCom shares thoughts on 9th foundation day-II

IMPHAL, Jul 8Commenting on COVID-19 lockdown and its impact on the people, CorCom asserted that other than distributing some ‘meagre amount of rice and pulses’, the State Government too is unable to see and act to address the plight of the peo..

RD& PR officials clarify on masks issue

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8 : Officials of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RD&PR) Department have clarified that face masks of job card holders can be procured under MGNREGS Administrative Expenditure.Responding to a news item which said that a vigilance probe in connection with the purchase of protective masks is likely, the officials maintained that the Department had purchased three layered masks manufactured by Village Level Federations (VLFs) formed by Self Help Groups under ..

Lup comes to farmers rescue

IMPHAL, Jul 8Ningshup Lup, Tekcham has once again come to the farmers' rescue by supplying adequate water for irrigation purposes at Tekcham village and areas in Khongjom circle.Even as the monsoon has reached the State and most places have received rainf..

Many join RPI (A)

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8: About 50 people, including a social worker from Kumbi Assembly Constituency, Phamdom Dhanabir joined Republican Party of India (Athawale), today.They were received by State president of RPI (A), Mahesh Thounaojam by gif..

TCF observes foundation day

Our CorrespondentKakching, Jul 8: Tayama Charitable Trust, Kakching has observed its 9th foundation day at its office at Kakching Leingang, today. As part of the programme, the trust donated Rs 1,500 each to selected 15 underprivileged persons.Writer's As..

Thoubal COVID recovery rate stands at 70.37 percent

Thoubal, Jul 8With 38 COVID-19 patients of the district discharged so far, Thoubal district has reported a recovery rate of 70.37 percent. It is also reported that there are only 16 active cases of this novel disease in the district. As per reports receiv..

Online essay competition

IMPHAL, Jul 8Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) will organise an online essay competition under the topic "My Idea of Justice", informed member secretary MASLSA S Sadananda.Last date of online submission is July 31 and all entries must be sub..

Fish breeding training starts

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8: A three day training programme on  'induced breeding of fishes' is being  organised exclusively for women by the Directorate of Extension Education, CAU Lamphelpat under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Scie..

TNAI urges Govt to release DA

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 8: The Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI), Manipur State Branch has urged the State Government to release their due DA and other entitled allowances as per the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.Endorsing th..

Sensitization program on 'COVID-19 related mental health issues' held

Senapati, Jul 8: With an aim to bring better coordination between the volunteers, frontline workers and Civil Society Organizations in the district, the District Mental Health Program (DMHP), District Health Society, Senapati..

M Nabakishore and S Indrakumar to be honoured with "Writer of the year 2020" award

IMPHAL, Jul 8 Naharal Sahitya Premee Samiti, Imphal will be honouring two well acclaimed Manipuri writers with "Writer(s) of the year 2020" award as part of the "Writers' Day" which is observed annually to mark the foundation of the association on July 17...

Two-day webinar workshop on adventure sports held

Imphal, Jul 8 A valedictory function of the two-day webinar workshop on adventure sports organised by Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Manipur University (MU), Fit India Campaign Committee, Fit India Club Manipur..

Khwairamband Nupi Keithel, Sinpham Amadi Saktam Kanba Lup appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 8 Requesting to reconsider the move of reopening Khwairamband Keithel, a lup called 'Khwairamband Nupi Keithel, Sinpham Amadi Saktam Kanba Lup' has appealed to all vendors of the market to be a bit more patient..

CPI (M) to support Nationwide 'farmer' protest

IMPHAL, Jul 8 CPI (M) Manipur State Council has stated that the party will extend solidarity and support Nationwide protests announced by All India Kisan Sabha and Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union and proposed to be held from July 10 ..

USRA suspends member

CCPur, Jul 8: The armed outfit USRA has suspended one of its member who was engaged in illicit business and landed on police net, a statement issued by the outfit said...

Smuggled wildlife articles disposed

Thoubal, Jul 8: Officials of Central Forest Mantripukhri under the supervision of their DFO, RK Amarjit disposed of smuggled wildlife articles handed over to them by staff of Indigo Airlines and Lamlai Police at its complex, today...

IBSD distributes PPE to homes

IMPHAL, Jul 8 The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Takyelpat distributed hand sanitizers, face masks, surface disinfectants, drinking bottled water and face shields to children home and senior citizen home...

Th Biswajit hands appointment certificate

IMPHAL, Jul 8: Works Minister Th Biswajit Singh distributed appointment certificate to one Chungkham Pratima Devi of peon post of Works Department under the die-in-harness scheme at his Sanjenthong quarter today...

Community hall, keithel inaugurated

IMPHAL, Jul 8: Deputy Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Kongkham Robindro inaugurated Sekmaijin Community Hall and Sekmaijin Keithel, which were constructed from the Local Area Development Fund of Mayang Imphal...

COVID-19 cases surge by 40, recovery at 53.91 pc

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 7: Keeping with the upward trend, 40 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the State during the last 24 hours.According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman ..

Lab technician tests positive, medical team reach Jiri

Our CorrespondentJIRIBAM, Jul 7: Adding another dimension to the recent spread of COVID-19 at Jiribam, a lab technician who tested the police ASI of Jiribam police for typhoid before he tested positive for COVID-19, has also been infected. The lab technician tested positive for the virus today, said a source from the State Health Department.The ASI was initially suspected to be suffering from typhoid and hence took the typhoid test, said the source.The report of the latest infection from Jiribam is ..

Doc arrested

IMPHAL, Jul 7: State Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Police today arrested Dr M Dinesh Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Central Medical Store, Directorate of Health Services who is also the State Nodal Officer, State Health Society, NHM Manipur, in connecti..

71 drivers test negative, QC shut

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 7: With 71 drivers testing negative for COVID-19, the quarantine centre opened exclusively for the drivers has been shut down, said Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) president H Ranjit today.Speaking to media persons ..

CorCom shares thoughts on 9th foundation day-I

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 7: While hailing all the people who have been standing steadfast for the revolutionary movement, the Coordination Committee (CorCom) has conveyed solidarity to the masses who have been reeling under extreme misery on accou..

FEGOCTA joins ceasework stir

IMPHAL, Jul 7: The Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) today announced that their suspended agitation will resume as the Government has failed to meet their demands.  FEGOCTA general secretary Dr N Somorendro, speaking  at a press meet held today at Ema Panthobi Sanglen  Thangmeiband,  said they are compelled to resume their suspended agitation from today despite the problems faced by the State due to COVID-19 pandemic."FEGOCTA has decided ..

TNL lockdown ends, night curfew on

Ukhrul, Jul 7 : The seven days total lockdown, which was enforced on July 1 in all Tangkhul villages by Tangkhul Co-ordination Committee on Covid-19 (TCFC-19) under the aegis of Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) ended today, reports our correspondent.With the end of the lockdown, normal daily activities will resume from tomorrow but there is yet another public curfew which has been called from 5 pm to 6 am everyday. The curfew will remain in force in all Tangkhul villages until further orders.In a statement, ..

Further hearing

IMPHAL, Jul 7: A Division Bench of High Court of Manipur on Tuesday heard a cluster of writ petitions related to anti-defection law filed against the Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly and fixed July 17 for further hearing.The Division bench comprising..

Murder accused remanded

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 7: A 36-year-old man accused of killing his wife has been remanded to police custody for four days by the Duty Magistrate, Imphal West yesterday.The accused identified as Ajay Das, s/o (L) Sorendra of  Phullarton Silc..

10 Myanmar citizens return home

Our CorrespondentMOREH, Jul 7: Ten Myanmarese stranded in India due to COVID-19 induced Nationwide lockdown/curfew were sent back to their country via Moreh. Medical team of Moreh Hospital conducted the screening for the Myanmarese and all related documen..

NHM contract health workers to cease work from today

IMPHAL, Jul 7: With no concrete response from the State Govt regarding regularization of all the NHM contractual staff of Manipur, All Manipur National Health Mission Employees Welfare Association (AMNEWA) has announced a cease work strike from tomorrow. ..

Five water supply projects set for inauguration

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 7: Five water supply projects namely; Porompat Integrated Water Supply Project, Sangakpham Integrated Water Supply Project, Canchipur Integrated Water Supply Project, Heingang Awang Leikai Water Supply Scheme and Churachan..

Jiribam women associations demand MLA to step down

JIRIBAM, Jul 7: A mass rally was staged today by the Apunba Jiribam Meira Paibi (AJMP), Women Association for Economic Development (WASED), Jiribam Ima Women Association of Kangleipak (JIMWAK)..

Many continue to open IPPB accounts in Senapati based on incentive rumour

Senapati, Jul 7: Even after the Branch Manager, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) had issued a notice stating that the bank has not received any order from the Government to help students purchase smart phones by crediting monetary..

Directorate of Agriculture clarifies

IMPHAL, Jul 7 In response to the news item carried on July 7 edition (page 7) of this paper under the headline "Farmers are bereft of adequate supply of fertilizers due to Govt's insincere attitude : Ex-MLA", the Directorate of Agriculture has today ..

IGP (M&N) CRPF visits 69 Bn

IMPHAL, Jul 7 The IGP M&N Sector, CRPF Randeep Datta visited the 69 Bn HQ, Mantripukhri today where he along with the DIGP Range Imphal D K Tripathi and other officers reviewed the operational preparedness...

MGSF urges Government

IMPHAL, Jul 7: The Manipur Government Services Federation (MGSF), after deliberating with all federating units/associations of all departments under State Government, had launched a cease work strike from July 6..

Van Mahotsav: Tree plantation drive continues across State

Jul 7: As part of the Van Mahotsav celebration, mass tree plantation drive continues in various part of the State...

ATRPFM urges tribal leaders to safeguard rights of tribal communities

IMPHAL, Jul 7 The All Tribal Rights' Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) has expressed disappointment with the matter pertaining to Delimitation and has appealed all the tribal elected members, leaders and organisations to co-operate with each other...

PDS rice lifting and distribution on

IMPHAL, Jul 7 (DIPR) Distribution of PDS items, specially rice and dal, continued in the State with 91 quintals of rice and 13 quintals of chana distributed to migrant workers today in Imphal West district, covering 1,820 persons...

KSA appeals for mass COVID testing

IMPHAL, Jul 7 Following the incident where 37 VDF personnel and one police personnel had tested positive for COVID-19 in Jiribam district, the Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA) has appealed to the Government to conduct ..

With eyes on Home, Dy CM rejects other portfolios

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6: Even though Deputy Chief Minis-ter Y Joykumar has been allotted several portfolios, the NPP legislator has made it clear that he would not accept the portfolios until Home Department is given to him.Notably, it was on the 86th day after he was stripped of all portfolios that Y Joykumar was allotted several portfolios including Finance.A notification issued by Dr J Suresh Babu yesterday allotted Finance, Science & Technology and Economics & Statistics to ..

Young girl positive, Thangmeiband Polem Leikai tagged containment zone Pet dog to be taken to vet hospital

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6: A pet dog which has been staying together with an eight year old girl would be taken to veterinary hospital tomorrow as the girl has been tested positive for COVID-19.The girl is a resident of Thangmeiband Polem Leikai...

9 more Jiri cops test positive

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6 : Nine more personnel of Jiribam district police have been tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total number of positive police personnel to 36.Meanwhile, it is said that a medical team equipped with rapid testing kit..

Bid to open Khwairamband Keithel foiled

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6 : Seven vendors of Khwairamband Keithel were detained by the police after they forcefully tried to resume their business today.The incident occurred at around 3 pm today as the vendors, who have been left helpless and vulnerable due to the closure of the market for more than three months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, tried to resume their usual business today.The police detained 5 women in a bid to foil their attempt to reopen their business at the Khwairamband ..

Demand for 7th Pay intensifies Cease work strike launched

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6: The Manipur Government Services' Federation has launched a  cease work strike starting from today onwards demanding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.    However, due to the COV..

TUC bats for stringent preventive steps

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6 : The Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) has appealed to the State Government to take up stringent safety measures so as to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 at Khoyathong and surrounding areas.Speaking to media persons..

Vigilance likely to probe

IMPHAL, Jul 6: The State Vigilance Department is likely to register a case and investigate into the purchase of protective masks worth crores of rupees for distribution to MGNREGS workers.Sources informed that Rural Development, MGN-REGA Division, New Del..

Rice distributed

IMPHAL, Jul 6: Students of Primary and Upper Primary level have been distributed rice for 83 days under the Mid-Day Meal scheme.As the rice has been distributed uncooked, the cost of cooking sanctioned by the Central Government would be distributed to stu..

Hearing adjourned

IMPHAL, Jul 6 : The Division Bench of the High Court of Manipur hearing the writ petitions filed against the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly and disqualification cases filed against three Congress MLAs has adjourned the hearing till tomorrow after..

Class 12 exam resumes

IMPHAL, Jul 6: The examination for the remaining subjects of the class 12 examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur resumed from today with 3618 students appearing at 51 centres.Examination for four subjects was conducted stri..

Water level rises

IMPHAL, Jul 6: As a result of continuous rainfall during the last four/five days, Imphal River and Nambul River are now flowing above warning levels.According to information received from Flood Control Room, both Imphal River and Nambul River were flowing..

Nemcha Kipgen kicks off distribution of 'Micronutrients Fortified' food at Kpi

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jul 6: With an aim to address health and nutrition issues among infants, children, and pregnant and lactating mothers, Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen kicked off the first ever distribution of micronutrients fortified energy dense food in the State at Kangpokpi district today.The distribution function, conducted under the aegis of Social Welfare Department was held at the office premises of Kangpokpi ICDS Project and attended by Minister Nemcha Kipgen, DC Kangpokpi, ..

Trees planted in connection with Van Mahotsav

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL/KAKCHING/NONEY, Jul 6: Kekru Yairi Club Yairipok (KYCY) conducted a tree plantation drive today at Kekru playground in connection with the week-long celebration of Van Mohatsav.The programme organised under the aegis of Forest Department saw members and former officer bearers of the club plant around 50 saplings of 'Bokul', 'Manahi', 'Heikru/ Indian Gooseberry', 'Pungtol/ Guava', 'Theibong/ Jackfruit', 'Dalchini/ Cinnamon' etc along the periphery of the playground.Speaking ..

ADC Chandel donates foot operated hand sanitiser

Our CorrespondentCHANDEL, Jul 6: Autonomous District Council (ADC) Chandel has donated foot operated hand sanitiser dispenser (eight pcs) and face masks to Chandel District Police today.Chairman ADC Chandel D Ringo Lamkang, vice chairman S Tongpao Mate le..

Road reconstructed

Our CorrespondentKAKCHING, Jul 6: Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), job-card holders of ward numbers 6/1 and 6/3 of Mayeng Lamjao GP, Hiyanglam Zilla Parishad reconstructed 1.5 km road from Lamjao Mamang Leikai upto L..

Class-XII exam conducted in Moreh

MOREH, Jul 6: The exams for class-XII conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM) for the remaining subjects resumed today in exam centres in Moreh.The class-XII examination which was postponed due to the Nationwide lockdown was r..

MCTA donates

IMPHAL, Jul 6The Principal of Manipur College and the Manipur College Teachers' Association (MCTA) today extended monetary assistance to the chairman of the quarantine management committee of Manipur College.The sum of money to help the management committ..

Don't conduct examinations now: NSUI

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 6: Educational institutions should not conduct any examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic as students have not attended classes for over three months now, asserted P Bankimchandra, State president National Students' Union..

Farmers are bereft of adequate supply of fertilizers due to Govt's insincere attitude : Ex-MLA

Our CorrespodentThoubal, Jul 6: Former Minister Moirangthem Hemanta has categorically stated that farmers in the State are not getting enough fertilizers for growing paddies successfully because of the insincere attitude of the State Government.Notably, M..