CM orders immediate payment to players

Taken aback by reports of non-payment of already assured financial assistance to the eight Manipuri footballers who are in the Indian team for the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday directed for the immediate payment of Rs 5 lakh each.

Petrol dealers call off nationwide strike

All the three constituents of United Petroleum Front (UPF) have called off the proposed all-India strike planned on October 13 and 27. This decision was reportedly conveyed to the Oil Companies through written statements. UPF, comprising three petroleum dealers’ federations – The Federation of All India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT), The All India Petroleum Dealers Association (AIPDA) and Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD), had earlier given notice for closure of all oil outlets on October 13 and indefinite closure of sales and supplies with effect from October 27.

CS demands list of employees absent on Election Day

All administrative secretaries/HoDs have been advised to compile a list of government employees who failed to attend the office on General Panchayat Election on Saturday without applying for casual leave. 

UNC gets ready for talks with strong team

SENAPATI: United Naga Council (UNC) is all prepared for the tripartite talks on district creation issue on Friday.

CM launches Sangai Run website ahead of Sangai festival

Chief minister N Biren on Tuesday launched a website as part of the Sangai Run Half Marathon which will be held on November 19 prior to the commencement of annual Sangai Festival from November 21, at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Sangai Run will feature as a curtain raiser to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2017.

Teenage boy drowns in swimming pool

A 17-year old boy drowned in Khuman Lampak Swimming Pool, where he was reportedly learning swimming, on Saturday afternoon. 

Langban Keithel begins at Hapta Kangjeibung

Langban Keithel, a mega exhibition cum sale of different products, which is jointly being organised by All Manipur Rickshaw Drivers and Pullers Welfare Association (AMRDPWA) and DS Enterprises, commenced from Wednesday at Hapta Kangjeibung here.

Biswajit calls for increasing, exporting chilli produces

Commerce and Industry minister Th Biswajit Wednesday called upon chilli farmers of Sirarakhong to adopt new technologies for increasing chilli production and export them to other states. The minister was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural of the three-day long 8th Hathei Phanit (Chilli Festival) organised by Sirarakhong Sanaolong at Sirarakhong village ground.

Traffic drives yield over Rs 1 lakh in two days

Intensifying the drive against violators of traffic rules, different teams of Motor Vehicle unit of the state’s Transport Department have collected monetary penalties of over Rs 1 lakh in just two days of launching the campaign.

Biswajit for efficient implementation of PMAY (G)

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit instructed officials and Deputy Commissioners on Tuesday to implement Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) efficiently in the state by re-verifying the list of beneficiaries included in SECC.

Woman escapes rape attempt

A 40-year-old man reportedly attempted to outrage the modesty of a 37-year-old housewife at Mongshangei Awang Leikai under Singjamei Police Station on Saturday. The culprit who also hails from the same locality is identified as Konthoujam Opendro alias Ibomcha alias Kangsoi, son of Ibobi.

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U-17 WC heroes get assured bounty

Chief Minister N Biren Singh handed over cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to all state players, who participated in U-17 FIFA World Cup, during a reception function hosted at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.

Imphal, Moreh choc-a-bloc as festival shopping gains momentum

As Ningol Chakkouba, the biggest festival of Manipur that exemplifies eternal bond between brothers and sisters, is just round the corner, shopping activities in the main markets of the state have increased manifold resulting in traffic jam in capital city Imphal and Indo-Myanmar boder town Moreh.

Governor honors FIFA U-17 WC state footballers

Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla on Monday felicitated the eight football players of the state, who represented India in the FIFA Under -17 World Cup, which was also the maiden world cup participation of the country, in a function held at Raj Bhawan, here.

CM attends to around 200 complaints at Meeyamgi Numit

As usual, chief minister N Biren Singh attended to the complaints and grievances of the people on the 6th Meeyamgi Numit held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here Sunday.

One killed, 12 hurt in NH-37 accident

One passenger was killed while 12 others including the driver sustained injuries when a Winger passenger carrier (MNO1S-2338) fell into a gorge of about 50 metres in between Awangkhul and Tamlok Lamkhai along NH-37 (Imphal-Jiri) Road at about 1.30 am on Sunday.

Dheeraj Moirangthem’s future to be decided next week

One of the best goalkeepers of FIFA U17 World Cup, Dheeraj Singh's future would be decided next week in a meeting arranged by AIFF.

Swiss flair to help state tackle climate change

In a bid to tackle climate change across the globe, Swiss government would be lending technical support to the government of Manipur in preparing three reports on climate change in the state.

Blast at Tera fair venue leaves 10 injured

At least 10 people including a child suffered splinter injuries as a hand-grenade lobbed by unknown persons exploded at Tera Lukram Leirak Youth Club ground where a fair (Mela) is going on since the past few days.

KCP, KYKL, NLTF impose shutdown on Oct 15

Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) of Manipur along with National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) have jointly imposed total shutdown in Manipur and Tripura on October 15.

Centenary celebration of TBCA Women Union begins

Celebrating 100 years of Tangkhul women embracing Christianity in Ukhrul district, the four-day Tangkhul Baptist Churches’ Association Women Centenary celebration got off to a flamboyant start with much religious fervour at Phungyo Mission Ground, Awontang here on Friday evening.

Sops galore as CM blames past regime for TML woes

Holding the previous Congress government accountable for Tamenglong district lagging far behind other districts in terms of infrastructure development, chief minister N Biren has reiterated that the BJP-led coalition government will never betray the people of Manipur.

Assam Rifles organises Hunters’ Conclave

4 Assam Regiment of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised ‘Hunters Conclave’, an interactive forum to establish dialogue with hunters in all Company Operating Bases in order to address security related concerns of the locals in the operationally sensitive Indo-Myanmar Border region of Chandel District on October 11.

IRC provides aid to 100 flood affected families

Indian Red Cross Society (IRC) Manipur Branch on Thursday distributed relief items to 100 flood affected families of Ucheckon Yubaraj Palli, Imphal East district.

SW director vows justice to differently-abled persons

In its attempt to make Manipur a friendly state for the differently-abled persons, social welfare department has decided to organise mega camps in every district of the state where disability certificates, necessary aid/appliances and unique ID cards would be provided to the differently-abled persons.

CM vision to secure NHs gets Rs 32 cr boost

While pledging to strengthen the presence of security personnel for securing state and national highways, chief minister N Biren announced that damage caused to the national highways due to natural disasters and incessant rainfall would be repaired within short notice.

Govt ready to inaugurate sports university

Chief Minister N Biren said that preparations have been almost completed for inauguration of the country’s first national sports university in Imphal and the government is waiting for confirmation of the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for the same.


Ground water management

Ground water is the water that seeps through rocks and soil and is stored below the ground. The rocks in which ground water is stored are called aquifers. Aquifers are typically made up of gravel, sand, sandstone or limestone. Water moves through these rocks because they have large connected spaces that make them permeable.

World Mental Health Day 2017- “Mental health in the workplace”


Stigma and discrimination in the workplace Stigma plays a negative role by decreasing the chances of people seeking proper diagnosis and treatment. According to a 2008 survey in Canada, just 50% of Canadians would tell friends or co-workers that they have a family member with a mental illness, compared to 72% who would discuss a diagnosis of cancer and 68% who would talk about a family member having diabetes.

India’s Sustainable Development Goal no 6 #1
Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation of the World Health Organisation and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund as of 2012 states that in India 96.7 per cent in urban and 90.7 percent of rural population have access to improved water source which can be piped water into drilling, plot or yard; public tap/standpipe; tube well/ bore well; protected dug well; protected spring and rain water collection. India is poised to achieve universal improved water coverage by 2030.


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