Poppy cultivation : Studying threat to environment

Mungchan Zimik Ukhrul,  Jan 18 : The progressive and rapid expansion of poppy cultivation in Ukhrul district has become a serious concern over the threat it poses to environment apart from other issues such as health problems, family issues etc.Although the poppy cultivated hill ranges look majestically attractive  from far, a closer look and better understanding will tell a different story.No insects can be seen buzzing, not a single burrowing animal are visible with no sound of animals ..

Covid vaccination drive No complaints of side effects : CM

DIPR/Staff ReporterImphal, Jan 18 (DIPR): Chief Minister N Biren Singh has asserted that no report of any side effects regarding the COVID-19 vaccine has been reported until now since the start of the vaccination drive in Manipur.Chief Minister N Biren was presented a memento by the Human Rights Defender Manipur (HRDM) today as an acknowledgement of his contributions  towards extension of Inner Line Permit System to Manipur.Speaking to media persons before the presentation ceremony held at the ..

Valte inaugurates Road Safety Month

IMPHAL, Jan 18 (DIPR)Transport Minister Vungzagin Valte inaugurated the National Road Safety Month on the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha’ at the Manipur State Transport (MST) complex, Moirangkhom to disseminate awareness regarding road safety and reduce road accidents, today.Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Valte expressed his gratitude to the traffic police, Transport Department, NGOs and individuals who are instrumental in the awareness campaigns and implementation of ..

Jhum no longer reliable : Leishiyo

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 18: Hill Areas Committee Chairman  K Leishiyo has said that jhum cultivation is no longer a reliable source of livelihood.He was speaking at the seed sowing festival of Ramthou Phanit celebrated today at Nambashi Khul..

Sports Medicine course to open at RIMS

IMPHAL, Jan 18 Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), a premier medical institute in Imphal, will introduce a Sports Medicine course at post-graduate (PG) level.“Medical Council of India (MCI) has given permission to start MD in Sports Medic..

3 including 2 year old child killed in mishap

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Jan 18 : At least three people, including a 2-year-old boy and his mother were killed around noon today as the truck they were travelling turned turtle and plunged into a 500 feet deep gorge at a location about 3 kms from Singngat ..

Single day positive cases drop to just 11

IMPHAL, Jan 18: The State’s single day positive cases of COVID-19 has further declined to just 11 and there was no report of death caused by the contagion during the last 24 hours.A press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 C..

Budget session

IMPHAL, Jan 18: The 12th session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly would be held from February 3 to 22. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) adopted a decision to this effect today.According to a notification issued by the Manipur Legislative Asse..

Cease work

CCpur, Jan 18 : Local sub-contractors engaged in constructing NH 102B, Lamjang to Singngat, have for the second time in as many months announced a cease work strike demanding all pending bills and dues be paid as promised by the agency that engaged them.T..

Eviction drive

IMPHAL, Jan 18 : A  combined team of Imphal East district police led by Addl SP (Ops) and district administration led by  SDO, Porompat evicted four houses which had encroached on public land. The  four  houses belonging Leihaothabam J..

Vaccination drive

IMPHAL, Jan 18 : The second day inoculation drive was conducted  today at District Health Centre, Thoubal.The campaign follows the Nationwide inoculation drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on January 16.  People were seen ..

Jiri hospital crippled, says DESAM

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 18: Claiming that Jiribam Hospital at Ningshingkhul seems to be existing only in name, the Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has urged Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who also holds the portfolio of Health, to look into the matter at the earliest.According to a press release issued by the student body, its volunteers led by secretary general, Leishangthem Lamyanba inspected Jiribam Hospital today and came across many shortcomings which require immediate ..

Students storm Art and Culture Directorate

IMPHAL, Jan 18Expressing dissent over the ongoing issue of admission for the Master course of the Manipur University of Culture, the students of Government Dance College stormed the Art & Culture Directorate in Imphal, today.Addressing media persons, ..

Training cum capacity building programme conducted

Our CorrespondentKAKCHING, Jan 18: A one day training cum capacity building programme on Fire Fighting Method organised by Tengnoupal Forest Division was conducted today at M Tuinom Village Community Hall in Tengnoupal district.The programme was conducted..

Poppy plantations destroyed

IMPHAL, Jan 18As a part of the "War on drugs" campaign, a poppy destruction drive was conducted at New Leikot, Thumbol and Aigejang villages in Aigejang hill range, Kangpokpi district.The drive was carried out by personnel of Sagolmang police station, Res..

Workshop on training of Civil Society Organisations held

TAMENGLONG, Jan 18A one day workshop on training of Civil Society Organisations was jointly organised by Tamenglong Forest Divisional Office, Rainforest Club Tamenglong and Rongmei Naga Council Manipur as an activity programme of Nature Learning Centre, F..

Toyota Kirloskar Motor introduces pilot project

Imphal, Jan 18To explore safer ways of vehicle delivery to customers in Manipur, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has initiated a pilot project for road transport of Toyota vehicles until the capital city of Imphal.Thus far, TKM like all other OEMs was delive..

Piaggio launches the Aprilia SXR 160 in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 18Piaggio India today announced the launch of Aprilia SXR 160 in Manipur. The much-awaited premium scooter is available at anex showroom price of INR 1,32,631/-in the state of Manipur and can be booked for an initial amount of INR 5000/- acros..

Police fine SOP violators

IMPHAL, Jan 18The Police Department continued the crack down on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the Government and the State Disaster Management Authority in connection with Covid-19 pandemic, including failure to wear mask in public pl..

Search operation conducted

IMPHAL, Jan 18 : CDO Imphal West have today conducted a house to house search operation cum verification of bailouts at Yaiskul Moirangkhom area from 6 am to 8.10 am.The operation was carried out by teams of CDO led by Inspector Ningtam under the supervis..

Four houses evicted

IMPHAL, Jan 18 : Teams of Imphal East district police led by Additional SP (Ops) and District Administration led by SDO Porompat have evicted four houses constructed illegally at Khabam Lamkhai today.The houses belonged to Joykumar Sharma of Nagamapal Pao..

Solution to dialogue can’t be left to time: NSCN (IM)

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 17: NSCN-IM has categorically stated that the decades old political dialogue with the Government of India cannot be left to be solved by time or left to be exploded.That will be too costly. If this second chance is missed again, Government of India and NSCN will be answerable to the peoples of both parties and the generations to come in particular and to the peoples of the world in general. Then, they cannot blame heaven and earth, but it is they who are to be blamed, ..

JCILPS for more teeth to ILP enforced in State

Newmai News NetworkIMPHAL, Jan 17: A one-day discussion on Inner Line Permit (ILP) regulation in Manipur held in Imphal on Sunday observed that the Inner Line Permit (ILP) System extended in Manipur is imperfect. "ILP system currently extended in the State will not be able to protect the indigenous people of the State", convener of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS), YK Dhiren expressed during the discussion held at the auditorium of Manipur Press Club, Imphal.The Inner Line Permit ..

Letpao reaches out to orphanage

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 17: Water Resources and YAS Minister Letpao Haokip today extended a helping hand to the Poirei Nawakon Orphan Home, Achanbigei, Imphal East.Together with his family members and relatives, Letpao visited the orphanage and presented blankets to the inmates.He also interacted with the administrators of the home and took note of its requirements.The orphanage was set up in 2006 by the Meitei Leimarol Shinnai Shang and it has been taking care of orphan girl children from ..

Govt keen to hold ADC, ULB elections : BJP chief

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 17: The State Government led by BJP is keen to hold elections to Autonomous District Councils as well as urban local bodies as soon as possible, said BJP Manipur Pradesh president S Tikendra.He was speaking at a one-day political awareness cum training programme held today at Mantripukhri Bengali Colony under the aegis of BJP Wangkhei Mandal and BJP Cooperative Cell.  S Tikendra pointed out that the State Cabinet has already asked the State Election Commission ..

Rural areas record more crime against women, child

Ng Liklaileima ArambamIMPHAL, Jan 17 : The rural-urban divide may manifests itself in many ways and today this is most visible in the fact that crimes against women and child occur with more frequency in the rural areas. There are factors responsible for this deep, ugly divide. According to the National Family Health Survey-V, (NFHS-V), domestic violence, child marriage, alcoholism are more widespread in rural areas and in Manipur of the 337 cases of rape, murder, suicide and suspicious death recorded ..

COVID active cases decline to 343

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 17: The total number of COVID-19 active cases in the State has further declined to 343 even  though 21 persons including four personnel of CAPF tested positive for the virus  during the last 24 hours.The new posi..

Upgrade knowledge call issued

Imphal, Jan 17 : Manipur University Vice-Chancellor in-charge Professor Dr Amar Yumnam has stressed the need for upgrading knowledge and skill level among the students by shifting from the conventional system of rote learning being apparent in the State t..

Teachers condemn

IMPHAL, Jan 17: Teachers of Catholic School Canchipur have strongly condemned the termination of Dr Konthoujam Bishal who is a teacher of the school.The termination was served after Dr Konthoujam Bishal attended the discussion program 'Manung Hutna' on Im..

Art exhibition

IMPHAL, Jan 17: A three day art exhibition which showcases the artistic works of four artistes namely Golmei Gandumpur, Sanajaoba Tensuba, Bhubhaneshwor Soram and Satya Hijam began today at Art College, Imphal.The exhibition was inaugurated by senior arti..

DIPR clarifies

Imphal, Jan 17 (DIPR)The Department of Information and Public Relation has clarified that the third paragraph of the news item published on January 16 under the heading "Classes, IX and above to resume from 27th January with strict SOPs : Minister Rajen&#..

United India Insurance Company constructs school and water tank

Our CorrespondentSENAPATI, Jan 17: The United India Insurance Company handed over a school and a water tank to Pumdumlong village in Willong sub-division, Senapati, today.The 4 room concrete school building with bathroom and toilet and the water storage tank was constructed under its 'Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)'.The handing over programme was attended by YK Shimray, General Manager, Head Office Chennai; M Makan, Chief Regional Manager, Guwahati; L Rangpung John, ADC member Senapati; Luikang ..

BJP leaders in Bishnupur AC join forces

Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR, Jan 17 : A reconsolidation meeting of the BJP leaders of Bishnupur Assembly Constituency was convened today at Kiyamba Ningsing Sanglen to settle the existing differences and work under Bishnupur Mandal.The meeting was a fruitful one as the leaders unanimously agreed to do away with the differences and to work towards strengthening the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).The meeting organised by BJP Bishnupur Mandal was attended by president of BJP Bishnupur District Committee, ..

PMKVY training certificate distributed

Our CorrespondentThoubal, Jan 17: Certificates were distributed to trainees on completion of training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) today.The programme was jointly organised by KB Philanthropy-5 and Youth Organisation Khangabok at Khangabok Mayai Leikai Community hall.The certificate distribution programme was attended by Thokchom Jadumani Singh, former State vice-president BJP Manipur Pradesh; Soibam Ibochouba Singh, Joint Director, Manipur Society for Skill Development; Kh Rajmohon ..

Felicitation programme held

IMPHAL, Jan 17Felicitation programme of newly selected ward members of Nambol Municipal Council and acquaintance programme of intending candidates of Indian National Congress in the upcoming Nambol Municipal Council was held today at the residence of MLA ..

'Anaemia Free Bharat' campaign organised

IMPHAL, Jan 17Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Manipur Prant organised today a one day 'Anaemia Free Bharat' campaign at Chingmeirong Nepali Basti.The campaign which was organised as a part of 'National Girl Child Day' observation on the theme 'Beti Hai To Sr..

Oja Heisnam Kanhailal remembered

IMPHAL, Jan 17: Kalakshetra Manipur has observed the birth anniversary of theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal at Langol Laimanai, today.As a part of the observance, Prof Samik Bandyopadhyay from West Bengal delivered a lecture on “Realism in Theatre an..

NAB informs

IMPHAL, Jan 17W Basu Singh, Superintendent of Police, NAB has appealed to the general public not to give shelter to Md Noor Hassan @ Imran (25), s/o Md Hesallulah of Bengoon Mayai Leikai and his family members and people associated with them.In a press re..


IMPHAL, Jan 17Indigenous Manipur Martial Arts Academy (IMMAA) extended full support to the decision by Kanglei Indigenous Martial Arts & Cultural Society (KIMACS) to protest against noncompliance to the previously agreed terms by the Government.The Go..

CM launches COVID inoculation drive, warns against negative remarks

DIPR/Staff ReporterImphal, Jan 16 : Putting an end to a long, anxious wait, Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched the first phase of COVID-19 vaccina-tion (Covishield) campaign at a function held at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) today.N Romesh, an Attendant of JNIMS was perhaps the first person in the whole State to receive the Covishield shot. He was the first person to get the vaccine at JNIMS today.   The first phase of vaccination would be carried out at 10 centres ..

Four-laning of Imphal-Mao highway in the offing

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 16: A plan to upgrade Imphal-Mao section of Imphal-Dimapur highway (NH 39) which forms a portion of Asian Highway-I to the level of a four-lane highway has been drawn up.The ongoing efforts of four-laning Dimapur-Kohi-ma section of NH 39 would be further extended to Mao-Imphal section. The Minis- try of Road Transport and Highways has already started sanctioning necessary fund for the highway expansion project, sources informed. Ahead of the development works of Mao-Sena- ..

90-year old succumbs to COVID-19

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 16: After a few days without any Covid related deaths, one 90-year-old man succumbed to COVID-19 on the day of the launch of the ‘largest’ vaccination drive, taking the death toll to 366.The 90-year-old man belonged to Imphal West district and he died at Raj Medicity.The number of daily infections however remain low with only 24 persons testing positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours while as many as 79 COVID-19 positive people recovered from the ..

Guv Dr Najma calls for scientific intervention to save Yongchak

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 16: Expre-ssing serious concern over the gradual dying of tree bean (Yongchak) in the State, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has urged scientists and experts in the State to come together to save the legume from extinction.She was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration session of a “One day National Seminar on Dying of Tree Bean in Manipur: Remedies and Steps Towards Conservation” through virtual mode/video conference.The seminar was organized by  ..

KIMACS pitches for Thang-Ta teachers

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 16: The Government must not recruit teachers of other subjects before expediting the pro-cess of recruitment of Thang-Ta teachers first, said KIMACS (Kanglei Indi-genous Martial Arts and Cultural Society) today.Speaking to..

Ram Mandir Samiti thanks

IMPHAL, Jan 16: Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Nidhi Samarpan Samiti, Manipur has expressed gratitude for generous contribution extended towards the fund raising abhiyan for the construction of 'Shri Ram Mandir'.The Samiti extended their gratitude to Okram Ibobi ..

Betel nuts worth Rs 31 lakh seized

IMPHAL, Jan 16: Troops of Assam Rifles seized 256 bags of betel nuts from a truck near Baulijang village in Chura-chandpur yesterday.Two suspected smugglers plying the truck were also detained along with the betel nuts which were estima- ted to be worth n..

MOs denied remuneration: UPF

IMPHAL, Jan 16: The 74 Medical Officers who were recruited on contractual basis to fight COVID-19 in the frontline should be given their monthly remuneration on time, said the United People’s Front  Manipur.In a statement, the UPFM said that ev..

Schools, colleges to reopen for Class IX and above from January 27 with strict SOPs: Education Minister

IMPHAL, Jan 16 (DIPR)Schools and colleges will reopen for Classes IX and above from January 27. This was decided by the Cabinet meeting at Kamjong yesterday, said Education Minister S Rajen Singh.Speaking to media persons at the conference hall of the Minister at Old Secretariat, South Block, Imphal today, he  said that with the view to supplement the deficit classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Department has decided to resume classes with strict SOPs. This decision was taken ..

Man found dead

IMPHAL, Jan 16: An unidentified man was found dead under Uripok over-bridge opposite Cheirap Court gate yesterday at around 11.20 am, said police.The man is 5’2’’, well built and has fair complexion, oval face and short black hair.He was..

CDO conducts operation

IMPHAL, Jan 16A team of CDO Imphal West conducted cordon and search operation at adjoining villages of Kadangban and Singda today.The operation was carried out under the supervision of Addl SP (Ops) Imphal West, DSP CDO Imphal West and OC CDO Imphal West ..

Election officials appointed

IMPHAL, Jan 16Department of Minority Affairs appointed Bhogendra Meitei, Director (Minority Affairs) and Bijananda Chabungbam, Deputy Director (Minority Affairs) as Election Officer and Assistant Election Officer for conduct of election to the Waqf Board,..

CM assures police stations at Kangpat, Nambashi

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: Chief Minister N Biren assured that two police stations would be opened at Kangpat and Nambashi within Kamjong district.With Chief Minister N Biren and many of his Cabinet Ministers, the State Government held the first Go to Hills campaign of 2021 at Kamjong district headquarters today.Speaking at the gathering, Biren said that his Government has been working for uniform development of both the hills and the valley since it was established in 2017.“We felt ..

TSE owner Nishikant hands over water storage tanks to 41 BPL families

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: The Sangai Express owner, Nishikant Singh Sapam has provided one 500 litre capacity water storage tank each to 41 below poverty line households of 27 localities (Leikai) today.He distributed the water storage tanks to members of the households at a function held at Anoubam Mandap, Thouda Bhabok Leikai Sega Road organised by Tengbang Marup Keishamthong today.At the event, Nishikant said he provided the aid with the aim to help people who are in need. All possible ..

Decks cleared for Covid inoculation drive

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: In sync with the country-wide COVID-19 inoculation drive which begins tomorrow, all preparations have been completed to kick-start the campaign in the State too at 10 centres.Speaking to media persons at a weekly media briefing on COVID-19 held today at the Lamphelpat office of Directorate of Health Services and National Health Mission Manipur, Family Welfare Services Director Dr P Shyamsunder  said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would kick-start the vaccination ..

Schools, colleges to reopen from Jan 27

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: Schools and colleges which have been closed on account of the COVID-19 pandemic since March last year would be re-opened from January 27. A decision to this effect was adopted at a Cabinet meeting held today at Kamjong.A Facebook post uploaded by Chief Minister  N Biren said that the State Cabinet has given its consent for re-opening classes for standard IX and above by observing relevant SOP.The Cabinet meeting held at Kamjong for the first time gave consent ..

Governor donates for Ram Mandir construction

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: As the fund drive for construction of Ram Temple began yesterday, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla donated her share of contribution today.The amount donated by the Governor was received by a delegation of Manipur State Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Nidhi Samarpan Samiti comprising Dinesh Tiwari, organising secretary Visha Hindu Parishad NE, Dr Sinam Rajendra Singh, BB Sharma, Shivadutta Singh and Khwairakpam Rajen Singh at the Raj Bhavan, Imphal this morning.Dr Najma Heptulla ..

Bid to submit memorandum against Farm Laws Cong's march to Raj Bhavan stopped

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15 : A large number of Congress workers led by ex-Chief Minister Okram Ibobi marched from MPCC office towards Raj Bhavan in an attempt to submit a memorandum demanding Centre to withdraw the Farm Laws to Governor Najma Heptulla today.Earlier, Congress workers including MPCC (Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee) general secretary Hareshwar Goswami, Mahila Congress president M Sarma and youth leader M Mahananda had reached the Raj Bhavan’s at around 12.30 pm, however ..

CCpur braces for historic Covid shots

Our CorrespondentCCpur, Jan 15: Even as Covid-19 cases keep mounting - albeit in single digit – Churachandpur’s health officials are all set to receive and administer the first hundred shots of Covid vaccine allocated at the District Hospital tomorrow.TA and Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte will formally launch the historic Covid vaccination drive, concurrently with the Prime Minister at New Delhi and the Chief Minister at Imphal.Churachandpur MLA V Hangkhanlian and Singngat MLA Ginsuanhau ..

24 test positive, 34 discharged

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: Altogether 24 persons were found infected by COVID-19 while 34 persons recovered from the viral infection during the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Commo..

40 acres of Poppy plantations razed

By Our Staff ReporterTENGNOUPAL, Jan 15: A combined team of district police Tengnoupal, NAB, and Forest Department led by Th Vikramjit Singh, SP Tengnoupal and W Basu, SP NAB destroyed around 40 acres of illicit poppy plantation at the hill ranges of Henj..

CMO volunteers for first shot in Ukl

Mungchan ZimikUkhrul,  Jan 15 : Ukhrul district hospital is all set for launching of Covid-19 vaccination programme  in the district with CMO Dr Kapangring set to be the first person in the district to receive the Covid-19 vaccine/Covishield&nbs..

Another big win for ‘Highways of Life’

Imphal, Jan 15Amar Maibam's 52-minute film-Highways of Life added another feather on its cap today when the Jury Chairman Anwar Jamal announced the film as the winner of the Royal Bengal Tiger award on the concluding day of the 26th Kolkata International ..

Photo electoral rolls for 60 ACs released

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: Updated photo electoral rolls for all the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State were released today by the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) concerned.Briefing media persons at the office of the Chief Electoral ..

Ultimatum to shut JNMDA issued

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 15: Government Dance College, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy and Shri Shri Bal Mukunda Music College will be shut down indefinitely if the impasse regarding admission to MA in Manipur University of Culture (MUC) is..

CM leads in donating for Ram Mandir construction

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 14: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has donated Rs 10,00,500 towards construction of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Temple from his salary, making him the first man from Manipur to donate towards the temple construction work.A press release issued by DIPR said that some Cabinet Ministers of the Biren Government also donated certain amount to the trust.N Biren handed over the amount to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust today at Imphal.According to its blueprint, ..

RIMS, JNIMS, SHRI Directors to get first Covid vaccine shot

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 14: With the first phase of COVID-19 inoculation set to begin from Saturday throughout the country, Directors of RIMS, JNIMS and Shija Hospital would be among the first beneficiaries of the Covid vaccine.Briefing media persons at the conference hall of Family Welfare office today, Additional Chief Secretary P Vaiphei informed that the COVID-19 vaccine delivered to the State is Covishield which was manufactured by University of Oxford-Astra Zaneca in collaboration of  ..

Drugs worth more than Rs 34 crore disposed

Imphal, Jan 14 (DIPR) Pre-trial drugs and psychotropic substances worth Rs 34,12,09,910 in the international market seized by Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and Manipur Police were disposed at Pungdongbam Chingmang in Imphal East District today. Chief Minister N Biren Singh set the drugs on fire in the presence of Ministers, MLAs, high ranking police officers, media persons, villagers and local leaders.The contraband items which were consigned to flames today were Heroin powder (2 kg 271 gm ..

Two young girls killed in road mishap

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 14: A road accident claimed lives of two girls aged 18 and 22 today at Kwakeithel Traffic Point under Lamphel Police Station in Imphal West.The deceased have been identified as Thoudam Chinglembi (18), daughter of Nilachandra of Kakwa Lamdaibung and Yurembam Sylvia (22), daughter of Brajamani of Singjamei Chongtham Leikai.The accident occurred when a water tanker truck rammed into the Honda Dio scooter they were driving at around 11.30 am at Kwakeithel Traffic Point.Chingle..

Maximum forest fire recorded in 2020

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 14: The year 2020 recorded the most number of forest fire in the last 18 years. As many as 11,340 forest fire incidents occurred last year. January this year also witnessing major fire destroy thousands of acres of greenery at Dzuko valley and Mount Iso, the Forest Department has rolled up its sleeves and started stationing staff at Reserve Forest Areas to mitigate and control forest fires in time.Forest fires usually occur during wildfire season,  between January ..

'Nungthel Leima Tollomkhombada Thajaba' to be released

IMPHAL, Jan 14Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur informed today a book titled 'Nungthel Leima Tollomkhombada Thajaba' authored by Naoroibam Khamba will be released at Marjing Khubam Ching, Heingang on January 17 at 11.30 am.The book release programme will be..

Kamjong bound

IMPHAL, Jan 14: Chief Minister N Biren and some of his Cabinet Ministers would visit Kamjong by helicopter tomorrow.The Cabinet Ministers who are likely to visit Kamjong together with the Chief Minister are Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, Water Resource..

Drivers’ Day

IMPHAL, Jan 14: Fitting homage was paid to 276 expired drivers on the 32nd Drivers’ Day observed under the aegis of the All Manipur Road Transport Drivers and Motor Workers Union at their MG Avenue office here today.Led by the union’s presiden..

RI for husband

IMPHAL, Jan 14: A 42-year-old man has been held responsible for the death of his wife and sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the Court of District and Sessions Judge, Ukhrul yesterday.The same Court of W Tonen Meitei had on December 30 last co..

AMWJU condoles

IMPHAL, Jan 14 : All Manipur Working Journalist' Union (AMWJU) has condoled the demise of senior journalist and former Editor of Eastern Standard Sorokhaibam Nailendra yesterday at his residence.A meeting of the standing committee of AMWJU observed a two ..

Single day cases drop to just 18

IMPHAL, Jan 14: The State recorded only 18 COVID-19 positive cases during the last 24 hours and there was no report of COVID-19 related death in the State.The new cases were detected at RIMS, JNIMS, Raj Medicity, Shija Hospital, Escent Diagnostics, Churac..

Govt to launch helpline number for senior citizens soon

IMPHAL, Jan 14 (DIPR) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a dedicated helpline number for senior citizens was signed between Social Welfare Department, National Institute of Social Defense, Government of India and Alankit Assignments Limited, Ne..

Four cops held for robbery

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 14: Four police personnel have been arrested in connection with the robbery of jewellery and cash worth Rs nine lakh from some people who were coming to Imphal Airport.After a case was registered at Singjamei police statio..

CPI Imphal West extends support to farmers agitation

IMPHAL, Jan 14Communist Party of India Imphal West District Council said they fully support the farmers agitation against the three Farm Bills. CPI Imphal West District Council said this at a special convention of the council held today at Irawat Bhavan, ..

Help extended

IMPHAL, Jan 14: Former Chairperson of the Imphal Municipal Council (IMC), RK Ranisana has reached out to 21 families near Uripok Canteen, which have been declared as a containment zone. RK Ranisana is also a state executive member of BJP. The 21 families ..

MP moots proposal to make RIMS at par with AIIMS

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 14: A proposal to make the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Imphal at par with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be made in the Budget Session of the Parliament, “if I get the chan..

CPKT submits memorandum

IMPHAL, Jan 14: The Committee on Protection and Preservation of the Historical Rights of Koubru and Thangching Hill Ranges (CPKT) has submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister N Biren Singh to protect the whole of the Koubru and Thangjing/Thangching hill r..

KSO Sadar Hills elects new office bearers

Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI, Jan 14: Elections for the new executive members of Kuki  Students' Organization Sadar Hills was held at KSO Sadar Hills Administrative Office building at Kangpokpi DHQs, today.The election was conducted in pursuance of the election Code of Conduct under KSO Constitution's Article No.14 (C) and 15 (A) in the presence of Paotinthang Lupheng, president KSO General Headquarters as Returning Officer and Thanglenmang Simte, general secretary KSO General Headquarters as Presiding ..

Blood ‘trade’ busted

IMPHAL, Jan 14The Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur has busted an illegal blood trade racket at RIMS Hospital.The volunteers of the student body rounded up four persons along with 2 technicians and 2 attendants of Blood Bank, RIMS Hospital.Fo..

CADA continues sit-in protest

IMPHAL, Jan 14Expressing the need for a retrial at a higher Court following the recent acquittal of former ADC Chairman, Lhukhosei Zou, the Pangei Yangdong Youth Development Association and Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) Unit along with women ..

Remote Sensing and GIS lab at NHPC inaugurated

IMPHAL, Jan 14A ‘Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory’ was inaugurated via video conferencing at the corporate office of NHPC, India’s premier hydropower company by AK Singh, CMD, NHPC in presence of all the Directors and senior officers, t..

Don't appeal Lhukhosei Zou case : KCA, Moreh based CSOs

IMPHAL, Jan 13The Kuki Chiefs' Association (KCA), Tengnoupal, in a press release issued today, has appealed to the CSOs concerned to stop  'harassing' former ADC Chandel Chairman Lhukhosei Zou in regard to 2018 drugs haul case.Also appealing to the S..

NPO congratulates new Steering Committee Convenor of the NSCN

Senapati, Jan 13 The Naga People’s Organisation (NPO), Senapati  expressed its appreciation and gratitude to Th Muivah and members of the collective leadership for appointing Ashiho Asoumai as the new Convenor, Steering Committee of the NSCN/GP..

54,000 doses of Covishield arrive, stage set for vaccination from January 16

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13: Chief Minister N Biren Singh received 54,000 doses of Covishield vaccine at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport today and handed over the same to the National Health Mission for  the first phase of the ‘biggest vaccination programme’ which will start from January 16.The Serum Institute of India’s vaccine, Covishield along with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin were approved for emergency use by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) ..

WII notes predator's attack on livestocks

Our CorrespondentSenapati , Jan 13: Following the attack on domestic goats by unknown predator/s at Senapati, the Senapati Forest Department in association with Wildlife Institute of India visited the site of attack in Senapati district yesterday.According to Stephen Kadena, proprietor of the farm where the attack took place, 5 goats went missing on December 29 last year followed by another 8 in the next four days.The carcasses of 3 goats and a dog were found on January 1 this year with the same canine ..

Students of DMCA rise in protest against transfer

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13 : Students of DM College of Arts shut down the college and DMU (Dhanamanjuri University) denouncing transfer of 2 teachers of the college today.The “shutdown” will stay until the transfer order is revoked, said the students.The Higher and Technical Education Commissioner M Harekrishna had issued an order yesterday for transferring Political Science teacher Dr A Noni to Moirang College and English teacher B Shantikumar Sharma to Kha Manipur College, Kakching.A..

DESAM locks offices to lodge protest

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13 : The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur has locked the office of the Secretary and Controller of Examination of Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM).DESAM had taken the step denouncing authorities concerned and Government’s failure to fill the vacant posts (Secretary and Controller of Examination), said Leishangthem Lamyanba, secretary general of the student body at BOSEM campus today.Speaking to media persons, Lamyanba said the posts of the ..

No case of Bird Flu reported : Lukhoi

Imphal, Jan 13 (DIPR) Veterinary Minister Oinam Lukhoi Singh has today declared that there is no case of Bird Flu in Manipur as of now but preventive measures and immediate steps for active target surveillance against the disease have been taken up by the..

Poorly maintained slur raised

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13: An allegation has been raised that dispensing units of retail outlets (petrol pumps) opening under Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) are not maintained on time.As per a report received by The Sangai Express, fixing..

Manipur continues to log sub 50 cases

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13: Even as the State readies for the launch of the  vaccination drive on January 16, the number of fresh COVID-19 infections continue to remain low with zero death in the last 24 hours.With 27,935 persons recovered f..

Explosives seized

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 13: A combined team of Bishnupur district commandos and 29 Assam Rifles averted a major explosion on Tiddim road by arresting a cadre of the UNLF with a huge cache of explosive, arms and ammunition from Ngakchoupokpi, Bish..

TSE staff named for award

IMPHAL, Jan 13 : Sapam Aruna, staff reporter of The Sangai Express is among the winners named for the Governor's Award and RK Sanatombi Devi Award 2020, which were announced today.The recipients of the awards were announced today at the selection committe..

ABVP announces

IMPHAL, Jan 13 : The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Manipur has announced the winners of the State level online written quiz competition held in connection with National Youth Day on January 12.Huirem Raghumani of Naoremthong Takhellam-bam Leikai top..

Shot dead

CCpur, Jan 13: A 33-year-old man was found shot dead at New Lamka's Kanan Veng, yesterday, reports our correspondent.Sources said that two youths reportedly entered the house of the deceased. His corpse was found reportedly in a bedroom.As only minor kids..

Vaccine for scribes

AGARTALA, Jan 13: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, on Tuesday, said that journalists and media workers would get the COVID-19 vaccine as a priority base with other frontline warriors.Earlier, the Agartala Press Club had sent a letter to the Chief ..

Dzuko valley

IMPHAL, Jan 13: Chief Minister N Biren Singh presided a meeting today to develop Dzuko valley.PHE Minister L Dikho, who is also the local MLA of Mao Assembly Constituency, Chief Secretary, Deputy Commissioner of Senapati and other Government officials att..