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FIR filed after Thangjing turned into 'Kuki Army camp'

GUWAHATI, May 21 The Manipur Government has filed an FIR against the “Kuki National Front-Military Council” (KNF-MC) for renaming a sacred hill and turning the area into its “camp”.The KNF-MC had put up a signboard at the base of t..

Ukl youth says no to poppy, yes to horti crops

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21: Twenty five years old progressive farmer GS Khamarek from Lunghar village in Ukhrul is inspiring youths to "Say No to Poppy and Yes to Horticulture crops".With a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, Khamarek is no..

RPF gears up to penalise drug users, smugglers

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21: The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) has declared befitting punishment would be awarded to drug users, transporters and smugglers.Parading 19 drug users before media persons at a location in Thoubal ..

Pay demanded

IMPHAL, May 21 : The employees of Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) have decided to take a mass casual leave from May 22 to May 24 over non-payment of salary for nine months.Speaking to the media at the IMC office at Kanglapat today, general secretary of..

Two held with drugs worth Rs 26 lakh

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21: Two individuals have been rounded up by cadres of the Pambei-led UNLF along with drugs worth around Rs 26 lakh.The two individuals were paraded before the media at Langol Ningthou Youth Club community hall today.The ou..

NSCN (IM) states stand

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21 : The NSCN (IM) has appealed to one and all, particularly the Naga ruling elites not to interpret Nagalim unique history and sovereignty and the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 according to the wish of the Indian ..

AMCO tests talk water with meet

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, May 21: In a significant development, some delegates of the Kuki-Zo community and some delegates of the Meitei community came together to a table in Guwahati recently along with some Naga leaders and Tamil delegates of Moreh tow..

Man shot

IMPHAL, May 21 : Unknown miscreants shot another man in the leg at Hiyanglam Hiramei in Kak-ching at around 6.30 pm, today. The identity of the injured couldn't be  established at the time this report was filed. It is reported that the injured man wa..

ST demand: Send recommendations, says World Meetei Council to CM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21 : Saying that the situation of contemporary Meetei/Meitei is similar to the proverbial "Sandrambee Imadi Ngaksam Youre", the World Meetei Council (WMC) has urged Chief Minister N Biren Singh to send the socio-economic a..

Committee formed to probe irregularities in BOSEM

IMPHAL, May 21 : The State Government has constituted an enquiry committee with Commissioner of the Education (S) to examine if there is any administrative/financial/academic irregularities in the functioning of the office of the Board of Secondary Educat..

“Imphal River putrefied”

IMPHAL, May 21: Imphal River which is a major source of water for the vast majority of the people has become highly polluted and unusable in the last couple of days, according to separate press notes issued by the Unique Wildlife Protection Committee Mani..

Jiribam SBI looted

Jiribam SBI lootedJIRIBAM, May 21: An unknown person looted the SBI branch at Jiribam Municipality Shopping Complex at Babupara of Rs 30,500 of small denomination Rs 5 and Rs 10 notes last night. The robber destroyed one CCTv camera installed at the premi..

Anti-Terrorism Day

IMPHAL, May 21: Observing the Anti-Terrorism Day, the Congress party has pledged to stand firm against all forms of terrorism. As in the previous years, the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) observed the 33rd death anniversary of former Prime Mini..

Court dismisses plea objecting bail to Mark Haokip

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21: The Court of the Special Judge NIA, Imphal West has disposed of applications for dismissing bail granted to Mark Thangmang Haokip as "not maintainable".The NIA Court had granted the bail to Mark Thangmang Haokip, presi..

Arms missing case transferred to NIA Guwahati

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 21: The Special Court NIA Manipur has ordered the transfer of case records and material exhibits of the 2nd Manipur Rifles arms missing case to Special Court NIA Guwahati.The case involves former MLA Saikul Assembly Consti..

Shiv Sena seeks clarification

IMPHAL, May 21: Shiv Sena, State unit has sought an unequivocal clarification  from the Chief Minister and the Security Advisor on the allegation that Myanmar militants are being used as the cat’s paw to annihilate the insurgent groups of Manip..

Need for conservation of pony stresseed

By Our Staff ReporterImphal, May 21 : A consultative meeting on "Status on sustainable preservation of Manipuri pony" was held at the complex of the Directorate of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Services at Sanjenthong, today.The meeting jointly organise..

KIM rebuffs DIPR's statement over The Hindu's editorial

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, May 21: In its rejoinder to the press release of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Government of Manipur, the Kuki Inpi Manipur, the apex body of the Kuki tribes, stated that the Government of Manipur's alleg..

Relocate or deport refugees, TNAL urges Amit Shah

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 20: The Tangkhul Naga Aze Longphang (TNAL) has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to either relocate or deport illegal immigrants from border areas of Kamjong district for the safety of the local residents and Myanmarese ..

GoI aiding PDF : NSCN (IM)

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 20: Indian armed forces and Assam Rifles have been heavily deployed across the border and Kuki militants have been "armed" with drones, artillery and other sophisticated weapons, claimed NSCN (IM) even as it accused the In..

Priyakanta's 'Oneness' steals spotlight at Pride Film Fest

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 20 : Manipuri filmmaker and actor Priyakanta Laishram has taken the Kashish Pride Film Festival 2024, South Asia's largest queer film festival, by storm with his Manipuri film "Oneness".The film, which premiered at the fes..

Arms, ammos recovered

By Our Staff ReporterIMP/CCpur, May 20 : Combined forces of State and Central security personnel have recovered arms and ammunition from Imphal East and Churachandpur district in separate operations.Acting on specific input, a combined team of Indian Army..

Bazar bandh

IMPHAL, May 20 : Protesting against unmanageable monetary demands by unknown persons, shopkeepers at Thangal Keithel, Paona Keithel, Bir Tikendrajit Road and Dharamshala downed their shutters in a 24-hour total shutdown from May 19 midnight.The shutdown d..

MCPCR visits

IMPHAL, May 20 : A team of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) visited JNIMS Hospital today to assess the health condition of two children who were involved in a tragic accident yesterday which claimed the lives of four people in Ukh..

Wrong address

IMPHAL, May 20: The Lamphel Sanakeithel Development Authority has appealed to all concerned including the media not to give the wrong address of Lamphel Sanakeithel when some incidents happened at Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai.Speaking to media pe..

AR rescues womenfolk

BISHNUPUR, May 20The Indian Army along with Assam Rifles safely rescued 75 meira paibis as armed miscreants opened fire towards Uyok village on the night of May 16.Around 10.45 pm, four/five armed miscreants were spotted opening fire towards the village. ..

Police invite statements

IMPHAL, May 20: Lamphel police station has appealed to all persons willing to give any statement/evidence or any clue in connection with FIRs lodged at the same police station regarding different incidents which took place at Khongsai Veng, Yaipha Leikai,..

May demand pre-merger status: UCM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 20: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has categorically stated that the people of Manipur have every right to demand the pre-merger status of Manipur if India is scheming to break the State apart.A North East cultural exc..

KCB celebrates Foundation Day

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 20 : Kangleipak Calendar Board (KCB) celebrated its 16th Foundation Day at Manipur Press Club, Imphal today.The celebration was graced by JNIMS, Director, Prof Deben Singh Laishram; JNIMS, Medical Superintendent, Dr Kh Lok..

AMNEMEA Award conferred on L Ambari

IMPHAL, May 20The All Manipur Newspaper & Electronics Media Employee Association (AMNEMEA) has conferred the 6th AMNEMEA Award to Naharolgi Thoudang's head machineman Laishram Ambari s/o Laishram Nungshi of Sega Road, Thouda Bhabok Leikai on Monday.Th..

MNYO clarifies

IMPHAL, May 20The Manipur Naga Youth Organisation’s (MNYO) has clarified that the photograph of MNYO's informal sitting with the Arambai Tenggol (AT) officials that went viral on social media with much speculative comments on May 20, 2024 is nothing..

Number of refugees much more than locals at many places in Kamjong Shift refugee camps to confined areas: Villagers to Govt

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, May 19 : Residents of the border villages of Kamjong district have urged the Government to shift all the refugee camps to confined areas.According to the villagers, refugees numbering over 5776 were housed in nine different villages ..

CM calls for collective efforts to protect environment

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 19 : Chief Minister N Biren has called upon all the people to contribute to the efforts aimed at preserving environment.Ahead of the World Environment Day which falls on June 5, N Biren led a cleanliness drive at Khwairamb..

Witnesses urged to depose in three cases of May 2023

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 19: Lamphel police has urged witnesses to come forward and give statements/evidence in three FIR cases related to rioting and murders in early May 2023.The first case is related to an incident that occurred at the house of..

Liquor worth more than Rs 14 lakh destroyed

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 19 : The State Excise Department has destroyed 12,898.49 litres of liquor worth Rs 14,84,096 today.The liquor destroyed at the Lamphelpat Excise Headquarters was seized by 13 excise stations between March 1, 2024 and April..

Bazar bandh

IMPHAL, May 19: The bazar shop owners community has called a 24 hour (Khwairamband) bazar bandh with effect from Sunday midnight.According to a press release issued by some members of the bazar shop owners community, the bandh will remain in effect till M..

Arms seized

IMPHAL, May 19: Acting on a credible information, troops of Indian Army recovered one 5.56 INSAS rifle, two 12 bore guns, one 303 rifle, ammunition and some other items from Maphou Dam area, Imphal East today.The recovered items have been handed over to M..

Store fired upon

IMPHAL, May 19: Shattered glasses injured a 23-year-old shopkeeper when unidentified gunmen fired at a store at Sanakeithel at around 8.10 pm today.Thounaojam Pari, son of Ibotombi of Nambol Kabaw Wakching, was at the store when the gunmen fired two round..

AIDS Candlelight Memorial observed

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 19 : As in other parts of the globe, Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) with the support of Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS) and PATH-CDC observed the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at the conferen..

AITUC launches 'Mass campaign for early settlement of prevailing crisis in Manipur'

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 19 : The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Manipur on Saturday launched a 'Mass campaign for early settlement of the prevailing crisis in Manipur through political solutions' at Manipur Press Club, Imphal.The launchi..

KCP disclaims

IMPHAL, May 19: The militant outfit KCP has disclaimed any connection whatsoever with the shooting of three non-local men at Naoremthong, Imphal West at around 7 pm on Saturday.KCP under the leadership of Ibungo Ngangom will never indulge in any activity ..

ST demand stir reaches Guwahati

IMPHAL, May 19 : The Assam unit of the World Meetei Council  (WMC) staged a sit in protest  at Manipuri Rajbari at Guwahati today and appealed to Chief Minister N Biren Singh to send the recommendation to enlist Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tr..

UCM urges Government to construct museum in Bangladesh's Moulvibazar

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 19: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has urged the State Government to construct a museum to preserve the residence of king Marjit in Bangladesh's Kamalganj Moulvibazar and artefacts he left behind.Recollecting a recent ..

Dialogue with GoI won't be at bureaucratic level: Nongyai

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 18 : The Pambei led United National Liberation Front (UNLF)  hasn't started any dialogue with the Government of India (GoI) after the signing of a peace agreement between the two sides on November 29, 2023, said actin..

Heavy military presence makes Kamjong jittery

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul, May 18 :  Heavy deployment of Indian securi-ty forces at the border villages of Kamjong due to the ongoing turmoil in Myanmar has sparked fresh fear among the villagers as they fear the whole border villages may be militarised.A..

Koireng led UNLF observes "Martyrs’ Memorial Day"

IMPHAL, May 18The Koireng-led UNLF today observed the 7th “Martyrs’   Memorial Day” (Athoubasing Ningsing Numit) at the party’s central headquarters, MPA general headquarters, External Affairs Department head-quarters, di..

Alleged pimp shot on leg

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 18: One transgender who allegedly works as a pimp has been shot on the leg by the Koireng-led UNLF.The injured transgender has been identified as Kumarjit Laishram (32) s/o Sarat of Takyel Khongbal Maning Leikai.Kumarjit w..

Office gutted, rehab centre torched

OSR/Our CorrespondentIMPHAL/TBL, May 18: While a rehabilitation centre in Lilong Shantipur was allegedly set ablaze, a PHED office building in Thoubal was reduced to ashes yester-day night.The New Dawn Rehabilitation Centre in Lilong Shantipur, under Iril..

One shot dead

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 18: Un-known armed miscreant shot dead a 41-year-old man and injured two others today.The deceased has been identified as Shree Ram Hangsada from Jharkhand.The incident took place at around 7.30 pm near Nam-bul river bank ..

Transporters shy away from ferrying Urea

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, May 18: Although the kharif season, particularly  paddy cultiva-tion season is almost here, the State Government has not yet procured the allocated quota of fertilizer for the season.This is because no transporters came f..