Not involved in Rhino poaching: ZRO 

Zomi Re-Unification Organisation (ZRO) has clarified that no member of the organisation were involved in Rhino poaching

CM appeals people to stay healthy

 Chief Minister N Biren Singh has appealed to the people of the state to do some form of physical exercise everyday so as to strengthen their immune system and stay healthy during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

All flights suspended till May 3

As part of the steps being initiated to tackle COVID-19 pandemic, the civil aviation ministry has extended suspension of all domestic and international flights till May 3.

Don’t sell hand sanitizers at higher rate

J&S Venture Private Limited has informed that some selfish people are selling the hand sanitizers produced by them and Th Iboyaima & Sons at much higher rate by pasting new price tag.

No statement sans consent party chief: NPP

The state executive committee of National People's Party (NPP), Manipur in its meeting held at the party’s office here on Saturday has resolved that no members 

CMOs advised to counter prejudice

The Directorate of Health Services, Manipur has issued a memorandum asking all CMOs to get themselves involved 

IPSA for action against Govt doctors practicing in Pvt Hospitals

Demanding stringent action against government doctors who are also employed in private hospitals, 

Govt employees told to surrender NSFA cards

While informing government employees who are in possession of National Food Security Act (NSFA), 2013 cards to surrender the same within seven days,

AAI donates Rs 10 lakh each to all northeastern states

The AirportS Authority of India (AAI) under its CSR scheme has donated Rs 10 lakh each to every state government in the northeast, said Sanjeev Jindal, the regional executive director of northeast region.

CM Biren stresses on social distancing

 Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday visited a fuel distribution outlet here to see if "social distancing" norms as emphasised by the government to combat the COVID-19

Govt announces total ‘closure’ for one week

 Keeping in view of the latest development in the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the state government has ordered total lockdown including closure of markets and all grocery stores,

Fuel to curfew-pass holders only

In a bid to enforce social distancing and lockdown protocols in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic,

MHRC for use of rehab centres as quarantine facility

In view of the current Coronavirus pandemic and following a complaint petition filed by Community Network for Empowerment (CoNE),

16 Covid-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 20

With more positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number cases in the northeast went up to 20 on Thursday, including 16 in Assam, officials said.

Schools/colleges to remain close

The state government has extended the duration of closure of educational institution in the state as preventive mea- sure against Covid-19.

Two suspected Covid-19 cases in state, patient stable

No new case of Covid-19 has been found in the state till Tuesday, said a report of the government of Manipur issued by the Medical Directorate.

Helpline numbers issued for stranded Manipuris

In order to help Manipuris stranded outside the state due to the country-wide lockdown being enforced to contain the pandemic Coronavirus, the state government has issued helpline numbers so as to arrange necessary measures.

As per a notification, the government has appointed principal secretary PK Singh, presently the residence commissioner of Manipur Bhavan, New Delhi, as nodal officer. Any Manipuri compelled to stay put or is stranded outside the state may contact the nodal officer through telephone numbers 09899969610 or 09485237311.

KCP-PWG warns against hiking price of essential goods

While charging that some businessmen are hoarding and hiking prices of essential commodities by taking undue advantage of the lockdown situation, Kangleipak Communist Party (People’s War Group) has warned that it will suitable actions against traders found selling essential commodities at exorbitant rates.

In a statement, KCP-PWG has also accused the government of remaining silent regarding the matter and expressed discontentment lack of initiative to translate into action announcement to distribute PDS items for three months in order to mitigate hardships being faced by the citizens on account of the lockdown.

Four persons arrested for violating lockdown, released

At least four persons were arrested and released later on bail for violating prohibitory order imposed under section 144 of CrPC in Kakching district on Saturday.

Police source said that the four individuals namely Letgoulen Lhungdim (19) son of Haothang Lhungdim & Limkhanthang Lhungdim (18) son of Ngamlun Lhungdim both of G Songel village and Seikholun Kipgen (45) son of Otkhokhai Kipgen of Lhangnom village, Churachandpur district were arrested from Sugnu Bazar while Laishram Sanatomba (27) son of L Budhichandra of Sekmaijin Hangoon from Sekmaijin area on Friday afternoon.

They were released on Saturday on PR Bond after producing before SDM/Waikhong and one day police custody under section 107 CrPC by today and released on PR & Bail Bond.

Govt employees urged to donate one day's salary

Chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu has appealed to all the employees under the state government to donate their salary for one day from the month of March to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19

Power consumers in distress

Due to the lockdown and closure of MSPDCL office, Wangjing Sub Division, consumers are facing problems in buying recharge cards.  

Govt urges hawkers to continue service 

Pointing out that Home Department has declared print and electronic media operating in the state as an essential service during the period of lockdown which is effective up to March 31,

 First Covid-19 case of NE detected in state 

 The first ever COVID-19 confirmed case was detected in Manipur on a 23-year old woman from Imphal. 

‘Exams of BSEM, CoHSEM not postponed’

Education (S) commissioner T Ranjit has informed that the theory and practical examinations of Class X, XI and XII conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM)

CSOs-Govt sign truce, many oppose

 Leaders of several Kuki CSOs including Kuki Inpi Manipur have agreed to replace the word ‘ancestral’ with ‘dignity’

No breakthrough in GoI, NSCN-IM talks

Government of India (GoI) and NSCN (I-M) failed to break the deadlock over the latter’s insistence that solution include a separate Naga national flag and constitution,

DCs, SPs asked to scratch inscription

DCs and SPs of all the districts in the state have been instructed to remove memorial stones with the inscription “In defence of our ancestral land and freedom” being erected in some villages on the eve of the centenary celebration of Anglo-Kuki War.

ECI extends EVP review till November 18

The Photo Electoral Roll and Electors’ Verification Programme (EVP), which is being spearheaded by Election Commission of India (ECI) and scheduled to end on October 14, has now been extended till November 18.

Centre firm on protecting state’s integrity

Chief minister N Biren on Friday said that Centre is firm on its stand to protect the state’s territory and integrity at any cost whatever be the outcome of the final solution to the Indo-Naga peace talks.

Gold worth Rs. 2 crore seized

Troops of 43 Assam Rifles seized 5 kg gold worth around Rs 2 crore in the international market from N Champhai village areas on Wednesday evening around 6.

DA hiked by 5 pc ; to benefit 50 lakh Govt employees

Adding to the festive cheer for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 5 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) raising it to 17 per cent.

Transfer/postings of IAS, MCS officers effected

The Department of Personnel and Administration on Tuesday effected new postings of several IAS and MCS officers with immediate effect.

IM militant nabbed for killing ArP MLA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a senior militant of National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah

Courts dispose 8255 cases in past one year

Altogether 8255 cases were disposed by High Court of Manipur and district courts in the past one year during May 1, 2018 - June 30 of this year.

Hunting Amur Falcon, air guns banned in TML

Taking into consideration of the arrival of Amur Falcon and their roosting season, which usually last from first week of October till the end of November,

Encroachers told to vacate reserved forest

DFO Central Forest Division Imphal has served eviction notice to 29 individuals, who allegedly encroached into Chingkheiching reserved forest land on Friday.

Shah to meet state BJP leaders today

BJP president Amit Shah will hold meetings with CM Biren, works minister Th Biswajit and BJP state president K Bhabananda on Wednesday 4 pm for ending the political stalemate.

Consultative meet on NMPO-Makhan conflict held

In sync with the suggestion of Naga People’s Organisation (NPO), Senapati to Maram Union and Mao Council for intervention in the impasse between NMPO

CM, works minister greet on Irabot Day

Chief minister N Biren and works minister Th Biswajit extended greetings on the occasion of Irabot Day. 

Chandel bodies urge PM for early Naga solution

Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO), Naga Students’ Union Chandel (NSUC) and Naga Women’s Union Chandel (NWUC)

New traffic rules imposed on National Highway -37

Directorate of Transport has enforced new traffic regulations with immediate effect along Imphal-Jiribam Road for construction and

Rajnath decorates state native coast guard officer

Commandant Ngamlien Touthang, the Commanding Officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship - Rajkiran (ICGS Rajkiran) was conferred with Tatrakshak Medal 

Unknown disease claims lives of four

An unknown disease struck Henchungpunjee village in Pherzawl district claiming lives of four including three children. As per a reliable source,

LPG tankers suspend stir

Following an understanding reached during a joint meet with IOC officials and CAF & PD minister, All Manipur Bulk LPG Transporters Association and All Manipur Road Transport Drivers & Motor Workers Union have withdrawn their agitation of ceasing transportation of LPG from outside.

Makhan Union suspends NH-2 bandh plan

Makhan Union has suspended its proposed indefinite bandh on Imphal-Dimapur road from Monday midnight in protest against the government’s failure to arrest those involved

VDF jawan rescues kid from fatal accident in Kpi

A Village Defence Force (VDF) jawan posted at Kangpokpi police station and attached to SP Kangpokpi as driver saved the life of a minor boy, who met with an accident with his father on Friday evening.

Biren videoconferences with Amit Shah

Chief minister N Biren interacted with Union Home minister Amit Shah, who is also Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president,

German green project activated at Kangpokpi village

The second Water Resources Conservation Group (WRCG), a last mile policy execution group formed by residents of villages under German Development Bank (KfW),

Fund release halted as 38 Depts yet to submit UCs

Taking serious note of holding up of Rs 6,077.96 crore due to non-submission of Utilisation Certificates (UC) by 38 different government departments from 2008-09 to 2018; 

State’s MP quartet appointed members of Parl panels

All the four Member of Parliament (MPs) from Manipur have been appointed as members of different standing committees of the parliament.

Rs 6 crore earmarked for Rabi season: Hangkhanlian

To cope up for imminent Kharif crop deficit owing to drought situation in the state, a total amount of Rs 6 crore has been earmarked for this year’s Rabi season to procure seeds for alternative crops like wheat, mustard, gram, maize, etc. and provide the same to farmers.

Decades old dismal trend still visible at Keirao school

Though the world is advancing towards a new era of science and technology, several schools in the state are still unable to cross the threshold from the practice evident several decades ago in the absence of government attention towards improving school education system.

Statement of Babysana’s family members yet to be taken: JAC

In connection with the suspicious death of the minor student inside the hostel of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, the statement of Ningthoujam Babysana’s family members is yet to be taken before the magistrate concerned even though the chief minister had directed the additional DGP and SP Imphal West to do so.

DCs urge enumerators for flawless compilation of data

Kangpokpi district’s Deputy Commissioner Lalithambigai K has urged the village authorities and people to give full cooperation to the officials for the smooth conduct of the 7th Economic Census.

No scathing remarks against lower court judges: SC to HCs

The Supreme Court has said that the High Courts should not pass scathing remarks against the lower courts' orders and over-step their boundaries, only because they do not agree with their point of view.

No scathing remarks against lower court judges: SC to HCs

The Supreme Court has said that the High Courts should not pass scathing remarks against the lower courts' orders and over-step their boundaries, only because they do not agree with their point of view.

Govt to shorten Sangai Fest to 7 days

A meeting of top officials held in the presence of chief minister N Biren has decided to shorten the annually organised International Sangai Festival to seven days from ten days and Shirui Lily Festival to four days from five for this year.

Ex-DC remanded to judicial custody till Aug 8

Former Tengnoupal district deputy commissioner (DC) Abujam Tombikanta IAS (retired), who was formally arrested by a team of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Manipur from Sajiwa jail on July 19 on the charge of misusing Rs 1.55 crore of government funds,

Suggestions on draft NEP needed: Education Minister

Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam has sought suggestions on the Draft National Education Policy (NEP), 2019 to make the education system of Manipur better.

Rs 2.58 crore loan distributed, fish feeds production begins

Chief minister N Biren said that fish feed mill run by the state government has started production and fish farmers can now buy feeds at the rate of Rs 55 per kg instead of Rs 75.

Two years on, relief yet to reach flood victims

Several parts of the state witnessed a devastating flood in 2017 monsoon season leaving many houses and properties including 16 houses in Lilong Haoreibi Awang Leikai area destroyed.

Kakching police nab burglars

Acting on a tip-off, Kakching police arrested the main accused in the burglary at M/S Brainy Digital Mobile Shop, Kakching Manipur Rural Bank on the intervening night of July 14 and 15.

RCWDAM submits charter of demands to MP Ranjan

Representing differently abled persons of the state, a delegation of Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons Manipur headed by its vice-president Lenin Hirom has submitted a 10-point charter of demands to Lok Sabha MP (Inner) Dr RK Ranjan at Lok Sabha Secretariat Western Court Annexe Building, New Delhi on Friday.

Panel formed to regulate land property transfer

The state revenue department has constituted a seven-member screening committee to regulate transfer of land property following the cabinet decision adopted on June 26.

New pay for 25 posts as MSR-2010 revised

The Manipur Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2010 has been amended thereby revising pay band and grade pay of at least 25 different posts.

MU goofs up, 3rd rank holder declared failed

After being declared failed in the 6th semester examination for B Sc Geology honours conducted by Manipur University, Arina Begum of Waikhom Mani Girls’ College, Thoubal turned out to be 3rd position holder of the whole state.

Probe report against AP Pandey submitted to ministry

The enquiry committee constituted to probe charges levelled against former Manipur University vice-chancellor professor Adya Prasad Pandey has submitted its report to the HRD ministry,

Three state natives win Bestiz Awards

Three state natives were among 151 individuals who were honoured with International India Bestiz Award 2019 by NRB Foundation and Bhavya International, Jaipur during the annual awards presentation ceremony held at Suresh Gyan Bihar University, Jaipur on Sunday.

Child friendly PS reunites lost child with family

The child friendly police station recently set up at Thoubal police station reunited a girl child, who had lost her way, with her family on Saturday.

Water level of major rising

Even though seasonal rainfall remains scarce in most parts of the state, water levels of major rivers of the state like Imphal and Nambul River are said to be rising.

HC asks for permit details of sand, stone quarrying

High Court of Manipur has asked the state government to submit details of sand and stone quarrying activities and permission if granted by the government in respect of all rivers in the state.

CM chairs meet on river rejuvenation project

 A team of Tata Consultancy Group held discussion with chief minister N Biren Singh and state government officials on rejuvenating rivers in Manipur.

Transfer/posting of IAS officers effected

The state government has issued an order for the transfer/posting of 9 IAS officers with immediate effect. As per the order issued by chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, Shyamlal Poonia has been posted as joint secretary (DP/AR/Economics& Statistics/ACR) and OSD/LCR;

HRI decries attack on rights activist’s daughter

Human Rights Initiatives (HRI) has strongly condemned the life attempt by shooting at the daughter of Human Rights defender Urikhinbam Nobokishore and Mangastabam Sobita on July 4 at Thongju Boroi Makhong and demanded award of befitting punishment to the perpetrators under the rule of law.

Gov urged to save Manipuri celluloid film negatives

Manipur Film Producers’ Association has urged the government save undeveloped negatives of Manipuri celluloid films which are lying at West Bengal Film Development Corporation.

Two held in organ donation scam

A team of Heingang Police Station arrested two persons namely Shahanawaz Ansari (34) S/o Md Rafiq of Rahiman Colony, Delhi Bypass Road

Security tighthened at Moreh border area

Security measures in the border town of Moreh have been tightened up from early Thursday morning with all border gates except Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No. 2 closed

MoU signed for Imphal to Mandalay air service

The long awaited Imphal-Mandalay air service is going to become a reality very soon as one of the premier airlines of Myanmar, Air KBZ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Imphal-based KB Enterprises on Wednesday.

Show card first to get treatment under CMHT, PMJAY: Dr Rajo tells beneficiaries

Every card holder of Chief Minister Gi Hakshelgee Tengbang (CMHT) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) should understand that treatment under any of the state and central healthcare programmes has to begin after beneficiary show card to competent authority of the empanelled hospital.

Online poll moots alcohol legalisation in Ukhrul

Regardless of the continued prohibition on consumption and sale of alcohol, black marketing of local made liquor 'Khor' is continuing unabated in the district.

Drug traffickers from state held in Nagaland

Two Manipuri drug traffickers have been arrested along with 900 grams of brown sugar and four live rounds of ammunition in Khuzuma in Nagaland,

NE meet takes anti-CAB resolutions

Several civil society organisations of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have joined hands together in organising The North East People’s Conference 2019 at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound here on Tuesday.

PM to campaign in state on Apr 7, Amit Apr 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the state on April 7 to begin the campaign of BJP in the state for election to the Outer and Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies scheduled to be held on April 11 and 18 respectively.

Outsourcing contract employees directive of Ministry: RIMS

 Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal has clarified that the outsourcing of 404 contract employees through Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

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Virus zones increase as Covid-19 cases surge in state

With confirmation of several Covid-19 positive cases in several parts of the state, district magistrates concerned

Facilitate return of non-locals: MP RK Ranjan

Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan has urged the state government to facilitate non-locals stranded in the state due to the nationwide 

UCM raises posers over NSCN-IM’s designated camp

United Committee Manipur (UCM) has strongly decried the Government of India for betraying the people of Manipur by authorising a designated camp of NSCN-IM in Kangkhui-Shirui forest in Ukhrul district in 2007.

1250 N 95 masks seized in raid, Ccpur consignment replaced

Following reports that sub-standard N95 marks were issued to District Hospital, Churachandpur; a team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Station conducted a raid at Central Medical Store,

Betel leaves, Zarda seized; burned

Local club and Meira Paibi members of Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai seized three baskets of betel leaves and four boxes of Zarda (chewing tobacco),

SP urges CSOs to make positive contribution

Setting record straight on the posers raised by CADA whether the betel leaves seized from Imphal Airport had been secretly substituted by cabbage leaves as the same had not been disposed till date,

One held for spitting on Manipuri woman

Mumbai police have arrested a man in city’s Vakola area for allegedly spitting on a woman from Manipur ten days ago.

Indias’ Covid-19 cases surge past 13,800; death toll 452

More than a thousand cases and 23 deaths in 24 hours have taken the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India past the 13,000-mark on Friday.

Details of Phungyar natives sought

Phungyar Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) has sought cooperation of all concerned in tracking stranded natives of the subdivision to facilitate their return.

Minister Radheshyam assures adequate distribution of rice

 While assessing the problems faced by denizens of Kakching and Thoubal districts during the lockdown for combating Covid-19, 

PMGKAY rice for 26 ACs lifted

The allotted share of rice for 24 Assembly Constituencies under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) have been lifted by the deputy commissioners concerned,

ILP system anti-thesis to anti-foreigner movement: AMSU

Offering of floral tributes in low-key manner and calls for stringent measures to deal with stealthy transportation of unauthorised persons marked the 40th Realisation Day

Ceasefire terms with Naga groups extended

Ceasefire terms have been extended for a period of six months between the Government of India and GPRN/NSCN, the Khango group of NSCN (K) and the NSCN (Reformation) on April 16.

Windstorm leaves trail of destruction across state

The windstorm that swept across the state on April 15 and Friday morning have left a trail of destruction with various structures, agricultural farms and private house damaged irreparably.

MSCW summons parents for taunting daughter

Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) has summoned the parents of a young woman who published her 

CM calls for supporting lockdown till May 3

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has appealed to the people of the state to support

Modi’s traditional Manipuri scarf grabs attention

‘Meitei Lengyan’, a traditional Manipuri scarf, worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Tuesday grabbed much attention especially in the north-eastern state.

NE people will be more immune to Covid-19, here’s why!

As the government struggles to arrest the spread of COVID-19, one part of the country could offer grist to researchers in India and perhaps abroad.

Death toll in India rises to 353

The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 353 with 29 fatalities reported since Monday evening, while the number of cases saw a record

“Trying to control FMD, nothing to panic”

Necessary steps including mass vaccination of bovine animals had begun following the recent report of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Nagaland Govt not prepared: NSCN-IM

After a man from Dimapur was tested positive for Covid-19, NSCN-IM has issued a strongly worded press statement on Tuesday saying that the state government of Nagaland

Doctor becomes first Covid-19 case in Meghalaya

A senior doctor in Shillong tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday night, the first Covid-19 case in Meghalaya.

11 contacts traced in Imphal

In the wake of a Shillong doctor with contact history with an Air India pilot and travel history to Imphal tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, 

Regular screening of transporters underway

The government is conducting regular screening of drivers and handymen of goods trucks, who are transporting essential commodities during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Non-local drivers, handymen denied entry

Villagers of Khangshin strongly opposed the entry of non-local drivers and handymen from Gujarat as transport operators of 20 trucks loaded with Bitumen reached Kakching Lamkhai on Tuesday.

IPAK warns business operators

While appealing to the public to refrain from mass gathering and to maintain social distancing, Indigenous People’s Association of Kangleipak (IPAK) has announced that it will take up action against

MNPF calls for defeating COVID-19 collectively

The armed Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) has appealed to people of Manipur, both hills and valley, 

MLA Khashim advocates ‘social solidarity’ to tackle pandemic

Notwithstanding the various challenges endured by the district's denizens due to the current nationwide lockdown which PM Modi has extended till May 3;

ANSAM appeals for helping stranded state natives

All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has urged "tribe councils, parliamentarians, legislators, representatives, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs" and others to render their services towards

NE’s first COVID-19 patient discharged

The first COVID-19 patient of the state as well as the entire northeast region, who hails from Thangmeiband Lourungpurel Leikai, has been discharged from JNIMS hospital

Who recommended lockdown relaxation, ex-CM questions Govt

Lashing out at the state government for ‘irresponsibly’ relaxing the lockdown for a few hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former Chief Minister

Centre plans to ease some restrictions

The Centre on Sunday focused on plans to ease some restrictions during the likely extension of the unprecedented 21-day lockdown which will end on April 14.

Min Radheshyam oversees Covid-19 measures

Education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam on April 11 visited Thoubal and Kakching district to take stock of measures being taken up by district administrations in both the districts to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

KCP shares thoughts on COVID-19 pandemic

The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has extended revolutionary greetings to entire people of Manipur on the outfit’s 40th foundation anniversary which falls on April 14.

No rest for TPL Police, border fencing underway

As per the instructions of the state government, Tengnoupal District Police along with District Administration has been busy erecting fencing along Indo-Myanmar Border since March 29 last.

302 lockdown violators detained, penalised

Manipur Police detained 302 people and 226 vehicles for violating the lockdown on Friday, while collecting a fine amounting to Rs 24,600 in total.

PDS rice lifting continues under PMKAY

In the backdrop of outbreak of COVID-19 and imposition of lockdown, the state government has ensured uninterrupted supply of food grains to the people of Manipur

Locals gather clues behind ‘suspicious’ bushfires at Pilong

Aggrieved residents of Pilong Market Settlement (PMS) in Skipe village have sought swift actions from the state authorities concerned against the perpetrators of multiple crimes

Thingpui villagers yet to receive promised rice

 Villagers of Thingpui, also known as Laimanai, in Churachandpur district are yet to get a single grain of the rice allocated by the government to ease the suffering of the people due to the ongoing lockdown.

Social distancing goes haywire as Govt relaxes lockdown

Social distancing norms for combating COVID-19 pandemic as suggested by leading health institutes and enforced by the government went haywire on Saturday

Two test negative, machines installed at JNIMS

Test results of two Covid-19 suspects turned out to be negative. The tests were conducted at VRDL, JNIMS on Saturday. Testing for 19 more samples are in process

Moreh panics as Bengaluru man tests positive

Panic gripped Moreh town on Saturday upon getting report of a man in Bengaluru with travel history to the border town testing positive for Covid-19.

Efforts on to distribute PDS items

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged lockdown in the state, the state government has been taking up concerted efforts to distribute PDS items to every household in all the districts of the state.

Biren urges PM to stop racial abuse of NE people

Chief Minister N Biren Singh raised the issue of racial slur and harassment meted out to people of North East amidst Coronavirus pandemic in different parts of the country.

7447 Covid-19 cases in India

 There were 40 deaths and 1035 new cases reported from the country in the last 24 hours, the sharpest ever increase in cases.

Workers of ex-minister go on the rampage in Andro villages

Several groups of people, alleged to be workers of ex-Minister and former Andro MLA Th Shyamkumar went on the rampage attacking 13 houses in different localities of the constituency, causing extensive damage.

‘Attack on relief item carriers unfortunate’

Condemning the attack on various vehicles transporting relief items for the people of Andro AC from the relief camp, which was set up by Andro Municipal Council members,

‘Majority of betel leaf owners are non-locals’

Majority of the owners of the huge betel leaves airlifted by cargo planes on March 4 and remaining at Imphal airport following seizure are non-Manipuris and all of them have gone hiding, stated transporter Laishram Anil.

PREPAK calls for fighting Covid-19 pandemic collectively

Deeply concerned over the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown imposed to prevent spread of the deadly virus in Manipur,

RPF salutes martyrs

With the coming of ‘Athoubasinggi Numit, April 13, 2020’, the proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF)

Markets to open today, officials designated to oversee sale


As the government has allowed opening of markets, shops for sale of essential commodities and retail outlets for sale of petroleum products (POL) on Saturday,

Wearing masks mandatory, RRT formed

 In line with the advice of experts and studies conducted by researchers across the world, the state government has made wearing masks in public compulsory for all.

COVID-19 death toll 206: Health ministry

The death toll due to coronavirus rose to 206 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 6,761 on Friday, 

UKL Churches observe Good Friday online amid lockdown

With the current COVID-19 lockdown prohibiting gathering of congregations, different Churches in Ukhrul 

Family harassed as locals suspect youth to be Covid-19 positive

A minor girl was physically assaulted by locals of Langathel Mayai Leikai during a tussle between her family members and the local people who asked them

Union appeals against spreading fake news

 Clarifying that the viral video purportedly showing a truck bringing in around 15 non-locals hiding them among egg cartons is baseless and falsely propagated,

Check entry of outsiders: UMPO

While announcing that United Meitei Pangal (Muslims) Organisation (UMPO), Manipur will keep strict vigil over sale of essential 

COVID-19 pandemic a huge challenge for mankind: Prof Lenin

The deadly COVID-19 pandemic is a huge challenge for human beings but we should not panic at this crucial period and rather move forward with mutual discussion.

Hired labourers falsely depicted as illegally entered migrants

 A video, which recently went viral claiming that migrants were being brought into the state hidden inside carton boxes, has turned out to be false.

Let’s fight and win the war against Covid-19: CM

Chief minister N Biren has appealed to the people of the state to fight collectively and win the war against Coronavirus.

Indore doctor first victim of coronavirus in India

In what could possibly be the first casualty among frontline workers, a 62-year-old Indore physician has died because of novel coronavirus.

Death toll rises to 169

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 169 and the number of cases climbed to 5,865 in the country on Thursday, 

Rift in BJP Govt amid COVID-19 crisis

The crisis within the BJP government in the state got deepen on Thursday amid the COVID-19 pandemic 

BJP MLA dares NPP ministers to resign

Reacting sharply to the alleged remark of deputy chief minister Y Joykumar that chief minister N Biren Singh tends to act instinctively on issues concerning NSFA

Condition of state’s 2nd patient improving, retest soon

The health condition of the 2nd COVID-19 patient of Manipur is improving and doctors would be conducting another test of his oropharyngeal swab soon to assess his condition.

Kamjong incident: Ukhrul citizens start online petition

Despite promising overtures shown by various civil societies, the much-anticipated prospect of restoring normalcy and harmony in Kamjong township apparently remains evasive or is stuck in the balance.

Minister assures adequate food grain supply

 Acknowledging the hardships faced by the people of the state due to the lockdown enforced to contain COVID-19 pandemic, CAF&PD minister Karam Shyam has assured of adequate supply of food grains.

Court grants bail to 1 more arrestee

A local court has granted bail to one of the suspects arrested by police in connection with seizure of huge consignment of betel leaves from Imphal International Airport on April 4.

Two from state face racism in Hyderabad, three held

In a case of coronavirus-induced racism, two students from Manipur were allegedly denied entry into a supermarket here reportedly due to their facial appearance, police said on Thursday.

Ensure availability of essential goods: MHA to states

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has written to all state chief secretaries for taking up necessary measures so as to ensure availability of essential goods,

Online classes for PG students begins

Education Minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam has informed that online classes for postgraduate students in respect of Dhanamanjuri University 

“Only Meiteis, Nagas are indigenes”

The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN/NSCN) stated that Meiteis and Nagas are the only two indigenous people settled since time immemorial in Manipur.

RIMS gets 10 more ventilators, four test negative

As part of steps being initiated by Manipur government to fight COVID-19 pandemic, 10 new ventilators have been installed at Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Lamphelpat Tuesday.

AMSU reaches out to Loktak settlers

The Mangal Task Force of All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), which was formed to help the people during the lockdown over COVID-19,

Lockdown/curfew violations continue unabated in state

he frequency of violation of the nationwide lockdown/curfew in Imphal city has been showing no signs of recession that the traffic police have been necessitated to regulate flow of vehicles like in normal time.

Court fines 5 shops

Owners of five shops which were found opened in violation of lockdown and intensified curfew imposed by government were produced before court which court told them to pay Rs 30,000 each as fine.

Are private water tankers fleecing public during this dry season?

Inarguably, a vast majority of people in Ukhrul town will have to contend with the prevailing water scarcity crisis until the rainy season sets in from May onwards.

Covid-19 scared Lilong locals issue SOS to Govt

 Committee on Distribution of Essential Goods, Turen Ahanbi Atoukhong GP has asked the government to pay special attention to Covid-19

CM Biren moots extension of lockdown period

Chief minister N Biren Singh has batted for extension of lockdown in the whole country for 10 to 15 more days to fight the spread of Covid-19.

India records 773 new cases, 32 deaths: Ministry

The Union health ministry said on Wednesday that 32 people have died and 773 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in India since Tuesday.

Govt to initiate legal action against Dr Ayub


In its efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic, the state government has initiated legal action against Dr Ayub Ali Khan


India’s death toll reaches 124, 4789 positive cases

The death toll in the country due to novel coronavirus rose to 124 and the number of cases climbed to 4,789 on Tuesday, 

DCs to monitor receipt, distribution of rice

While advising the DCs to give first priority to the children homes, orphanages and old age homes inmates’ requirement of rice, the government has instructed the DCs to call up the required officials

Website launched for clarity on COVID-19

In order to contain COVID-19 in the state and deliver factual report about the pandemic to the people, chief minister N Biren Singh launched a website and mobile application on COVID-19.

Special arrangement made for transporters

To regulate movement of goods ferrying trucks and their drivers and handymen, the state government has made additional arrangements for the loaded trucks, drivers and handymen.

Donations to CM’S COVID-19 Relief Fund continue

Donations continue to pour in to CM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund from different sections of the society. 

Poultry farms facing lockdown heat

As the country is going through the 21-day nationwide lockdown, poultry farmers are facing the heat of the lockdown due to non-availability of chicken feeds, medicines and closure of retail outlets.

Truck torched for flouting curfew rules at Ukhrul village

A mob of irate womenfolk burnt down a truck ferrying building construction materials for flouting the current lockdown rules around noon Tuesday at Shangching village in Kamjong district.

Trucks headed for Chassad village

The truck burned down by a mob near Shangshak village in Ukhrul district belonged to 1st battalion Manipur Rifles 

Vegetables growers in state hit hard by lockdown

Many people are facing scarcity of edible items including fresh vegetables due to the lockdown imposed by the government to contain spread of the pandemic COVID-19 and even if the vegetables are available;

Police detain 332 violators, collect Rs. 30,100 fine

The state police on Tuesday detained 332 people, seized 168 vehicles for violating the lockdown protocols and collected fine amounting to Rs 30,100 in total.

NE’s first Covid-19 patient free of infection, quarantined doctor vanishes

The happy news of northeast India’s first COVID-19 patient, a Manipuri woman, coming out negative when tested Monday 

India’s tally surges past 4,200, death toll 111

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India is 4281, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

Many continue to condemn betel leaf cargo

 Many continue to condemn delivery of betel leaves as airline cargo to the state instead of bringing in life-saving drugs and other essential items,

Five involved in betel leaf trade netted, one freed on bail

Five individuals, who were involved in the airlifting of betel leaves on April 4, have been arrested while all but one the accused persons have been sent to judicial custody till April 18.

CM vows action against betel leaf traders

Chief minister N Biren Singh has assured the people of the state that action will be initiated as per legal procedures against those who transported betel leaves

Food supply not distributed in hill districts: ATRPFM

Denouncing alleged failure of the government to translate the assurance given for providing adequate food supplies to the people into action,

Villagers return excess rice

 In a time of fear and hunger amid the national lockdown imposed to battle the deadly coronavirus pandemic, people from all corners are contributing their bit to help each other.

RPF lauds frontline COVID-19 fighters

While extending its sincere gratitude and thanks to frontline COVID-19 fighters like doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and those in essential service sector,

Humanity prevails in Manipur village amid lockdown woes

What can be more heart-warming, encouraging and humane than to see villagers extending help to their neighbours in these trying times?

Philanthropic works continue in Noney, TML dist

In view of acute shortage of essential commodities in Noney Bazar due to the ongoing total lockdown,

State records highest number of lockdown violations

Around 1038 people and 722 people were detained, while fine amounting Rs 80,100 in total was collected during the lockdown being enforced to contain further spread of COVID-19.

Betel leaves still at Airport PS, many demand action

 Nearly 10 tonne of betel leaves airlifted from Kolkata on Saturday and seized at Imphal airport Saturday are still in the custody of Airport police station.

Do not spit tobacco products: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) appealed to the people on Saturday not to consume and spit smokeless tobacco in public places.

CM vows to destroy betel leaves

With reference to the recent seizure of large consignment of betel leaves from Imphal Airport, Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) has conveyed that Chief Minister N Biren has assured of destroying the seized betel leaves.

First COVID-19 patient shifted from isolation ward

The first COVID-19 patient of the state has been shifted from the isolation ward of JNIMS to the COVID-19 ward opened in the hospital

TDC warns drivers, 39 loaded trucks cross Jiri

Taking serious note of the incident of some truck drivers attempting to smuggle in some non-locals amid the nationwide lockdown for fighting COVID-19,

Price of goods rises, medicine stock depletes

 Even though the government has issued strong instruction to refrain from hiking prices of essential commodities taking undue advantage of the lockdown,

No dearth of essential commodities for NE: Minister

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Sunday announced here that regular air cargo supplies,

UNLF for moratorium during lockdown period

 The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) appealed to private banks, money lenders and all those who provide loan to 

Water crisis deepens amid lockdown in Ukhrul

As dry spell continues, a vast section of the populace in Ukhrul town is grappling to meet their daily requirement of water amid the ongoing lockdown.

Hill people not receiving entitled share: FOH

Federation of Haomee (FOH) has categorically stated that the people in the hills are not receiving their entitled share of the essential food items

Betel leaves brought in cargo planes sparks uproar

 Students’ bodies as well as civil society organisations demanded that the government authorities clarify over transportation of betel leaves in cargo planes 

PANDM bans betel leaf trade, demands action

Taking serious note of airlifting of betel leaves even as the state is waiting for supply of medical items and essential commodities,

Constable netted in arms missing case

In connection with the arms missing case from 9 IR (Mahila) battalion arms kote, officers of the battalion arrested a constable of Manipur police on Friday 

State’s first COVID-19 patient tests negative

The first COVID-19 patient of the state, who hails from Thangmeiband Lourungpurel Leikai, has tested negative for coronavirus on Saturday while all 11 family members of the second Covid-19 positive man also tested negative.

Mao police bust illegal entry of immigrants

 Acting on reliable inputs about entry of illegal immigrants into the state in spite of the total lockdown being enforced for fighting COVID-19, 

CM launches Manipur Police patrol unit

Chief Minister N Biren Singh has launched a Manipur Police Patrol Unit which is meant for Imphal city during a solemn event at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Saturday.

Dy CM Joykumar gets additional portfolios

 In addition to the current portfolios, deputy chief minister Y Joykumar has been given the charge of MAHUD and forest and environment & climate change portfolios, 

CM urged to halt Chassad rehabilitation works

Four Longphang (zonal) organisations on Saturday urged chief minister N Biren for cessation/discontinuance of the ongoing rehabilitation activities at Chassad Kuki village 

25 COVID-19 active cases in Assam, NE tally climbs to 29

With five more fresh coronavirus cases testing positive from the Northeast region on Saturday, the total number of cases in these states went up to 29, including 25 in Assam, ministers and officials said.

1,023 Covid-19 cases linked Tablighi Jamaat: Govt

 The government on Saturday said 1,023 Covid-19-positive cases across 17 states — constituting nearly 30 per cent of the total cases in the country so far— were linked to Tablighi Jamaat event.

AMUCO urges Govt to ensure availability of life saving drugs

 While appreciating the government for announcing that essential commodities including edible items will be made available to the public,

36 undergo test for COVID-19, 24 confirmed negative

Following confirmation of the second COVID-19 positive case in the state from Lilong Haoreibi on Thursday,

No sign of setting up Langthabal quarantine centre

Even though Chief Minister N Biren has inspected Langthabal Phumlou Loukol on March 30 to build a 200 bedded quarantine centre within 15 days,

Fake news under CID’s scanner

In pursuance of the orders of the Supreme Court on March 31, SP CID (CB) has directed all concerned to refrain from spreading unverified/fake news on social media

Six NE states seal borders with Assam

After Assam reported 20 positive COVID-19 cases, all the attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin,

Security tightened at Lilong, locals face hardship 

Subsequent to the Thoubal district administration tightening security measures at Lilong, locals settling under Lilong Municipal Council Ward No.5,

State to receive SDRM, NEC funds to tackle Covid-19

Following the assurance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his video conference meeting with the Chief Ministers on Thursday,

Many continue to defy lockdown, over 500 detained

Even though the government has imposed complete restrictions on public movement by promulgating curfew under section 144 of CrPC in addition to the nationwide lockdown,

AMMOCOC decries communalisation of COVID-19 issue

While it is unfortunate that Covid-19 positive cases have risen to two in the state, communalisation of the issue by some sections of the society is condemnable,

Gathering of migrants, Jamaat event caused setback: Prez

In his second communication with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators,

Govt seeks help of NGOs, CSOs

Conceding that the government needs assistance of all concerned to fight COVID-19 pandemic, 

State’s 2nd Covid-19 positive case is Nizamuddin event attendee

A 53-year-old man from Lilong, who attended a religious congregation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz from March 13 to 15,

 ‘Staying at home, social distancing key to fighting COVID-19’

Chief Minister N Biren Singh called upon the people to stay at their homes and maintain social distancing as these are the keys to combat the pandemic COVID-19 in the state. 

Govt mulls firm steps to fight COVID-19

Following detection of one more COVID-19 positive case in the state, chief minister N Biren Singh convened a joint meeting 

 Book lockdown violators: Home secretary to states


The government on Thursday directed states and union territories to book under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Disaster Management Act, 2005 people who violate lockdown rules or make false claims.

Ukl ADC launches Covid-19 relief fund, councillors donate salary

Autonomous District Council (ADC) Ukhrul has launched its own initiative called 'COVID-19 Chairman Relief Fund' with donation of one month salary from all councillors as well as contributions from different departmental staffers under the council.

AMUCO urges to refrain from hate speech

Expressing concern over the latest development in the state regarding the pandemic COVID-19,

Don’t re-elect MLAs not distributing allotted rice: Shiva Sena

Terming as disgraceful to learn about controversies arising over distribution of rice to public during the Covid-19 lockdown,

 Even death fails to put police officer off duty

Bereavement is something unpredictable. It is something which is certain for all. But when death occurred, each and every member of the family, whether living nearby or far away, wants to be with the departed and bid adieu.

Covid-19 India death toll touches 53

With 235 more people being confirmed positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,069 and the death toll to 53 in the country on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said.

13 test positive in Assam, NE on high alert

Eight more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Assam, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, taking the tally to 13 so far, 

Minister urges all to join hands incombatingCoronavirus

In order to ensure nec- essary steps are put in place for combating the pandemic Coronavirus, a meeting was convened at Bishnupur DC conference hall

Centre asks states/UTs to trace Tablighi Jamaat participants

The Centre on Wednesday asked the states and Union Territories to launch on a "war footing" the contact tracing of all participants of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin,

Oil tankers cancel trip over Covid-19 fear

Following reports of more COVID-19 positive cases in Assam, All Manipur Petroleum Product Drivers' Association has cancelled the dispatch of several oil tankers

KIM rubbishes KTU statementz

While refuting the press statement issued by ‘self-styled’ president of ‘Kuki Tribal Union’ in the letterhead of NSCN-IM on March 22

Announce relief package: UCM to Govt

Expressing concern over inconveniences faced by poor families due to the lockdown, United Committee of Manipur (UCM)

Ensure essential items for effective lockdown: Joykisan

Observing that several people violated the lockdown imposed by the government to curb the pandemic COVID-19 and

Recognition of unique Naga history must: NSCN (IM)

Te NSCN (IM) on Tuesday said any agreement that betrays the principle of the unique history of the Nagas is no solution to the Indo-Naga political problem.

MU dean calls for arranging online classes

Dean of students’ welfare, Manipur University professor Th Ratankumar has appealed to the teachers of the university to take up necessary initiatives for conducting online classes for the sake of their respective students.

12 state natives attended Delhi religious event

Even as more than 400 people, who directly or indirectly attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area have shown COVID-19 symptoms and infected many including foreigners,

FIR registered against Jamaat; CB to probe

Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the manage- ment of Tablighi Jamaat headquar- tered in south Delhi's Nizamuddin area and handed over the probe to the Crime Branch, top police sources said.

Health minister distributes health kits

In order to combat spread of the pandemic Coronavirus, Health minister L Jayantakumar has dis- tributed health kits at Dharmasala, Thangal Bazar on Tuesday.

Many justify action against lockdown violators

With photographs and videos showing police action against violators of the nationwide lockdown emerging on social media,

CorCom calls for fighting COVID-19 unitedly

The proscribed Coordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of underground groups, has called upon the people of Manipur to fight COVID-19 pandemic collectively. 

Rider set on resettlement of Chassad village

Tangkhul Naga Zingsho Longphang (TNZL), the sub-zonal customary body of the Tangkhul community,

Newspaper hawkers to resume service

After a week-long halt, Manipur Hawkers’ Association has decided to resume its service from Wednesday.

Panel rules out parole for prisoners 

As concerns have been raised from different corners regarding the safety of jail inmates in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,

NE CMs, student body concerned over racial bias

When the country is in all-out war against COVID-19, Chief Ministers of north-eastern states and North East Students' Organisation

Naga body writes to Prime Minister

Naga People's Movement for Human Rights, Delhi (NPMHR-Delhi) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene on the "reported cases of racial profiling" 

206 people under quarantine

A total of 206 people are being quarantined in various quarantine centres in the state till Tuesday.

CM inspects site for setting up new quarantine centre

The State Government is setting up a new 200-bedded quarantine centre within 10-15 days at Langthabal Phumlou Loukol in Imphal West District

BJP leaders extend help to migrant workers

With uncountable number of people, especially the daily wagers, facing severe hardships due to the 21-day lockdown enforced across the country

Aid given to differently abled persons

BJP Khangabok Mandal workers led by Kh Menjor Mangang distributed rice, salt, potato and other food items to 40 differently abled persons of Lamding village on Monday.

MLAs set up 'district task force' to aid natives staying outside Ukhrul

As Ukhrul district steps up measures to stem spread of Covid-19 and ease panic among the people, MLAs of Ukhrul,

Govt calls up retired paramedic staff

The Medical Directorate has called upon all the paramedic staff who have retired in between year 2017 to 2020 to report to the chief medical officer concerned, state programme officer or HoOs of respective districts immediately.

KSA extends financial aid to MU Chemistry department

As a mark of encouragement, honour and supporting the responsibility of producing hand sanitisers during the present crisis of COVID-19

Khurai committee refutes allegation on rice distribution

Fair Price Shop Committee Khurai assembly constituency has refuted the allegation of misappropriating PDS rice in the assembly constituency

Curfew relaxed in Imphal East and West districts

Amid the lockdown imposed by the government in order to combat the pandemic Coronavirus, the state government relaxed the public curfew for some hours

Donations to CM’s COVID-19 relief fund continues

Donations to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund continue to flow in from different sections of the society. 

Ensure food security of children during Covid-19 Pandemic: MHRC

Responding to a complaint filed by Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) seeking immediate intervention of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC)

Yairipok locals reject allegations against ex-MLA Shyamkumar

In reaction against the allegation that beneficiaries of Andro Constituency have been deprived of NFSA benefits since April, 2017

YFPHR petitions PM on racial attacks

Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India with regard to the continuing

MPCC sets up relief fund

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has set up a relief fund to support and help public aggrieved by the 21 days Covid-19 lockdown in the name of 'MPCC Relief Fund to Combat Covid-19'.

Three held for violating lockdown at Senapati

Three youths were arrested at Senapati town for violating the lockdown order under the influence of alcohol and disturbing public peace and tranquillity at Senapati bazaar on Monday.

PHE Minister distributes Knapsack sprayer & surgical hand gloves

 Knapsack sprayer, disinfectants and surgical hand gloves were distributed to Song Song block, Paomata circle, Makhre Padena, Phikomai,

56 lockdown guideline violators arrested

As a part of measures taken up by Churachandpur district Police to enforce the total lockdown in order to prevent the spread of Corona virus in the district,

378 persons detained during lockdown

For effective enforcement of the lockdown guidelines in order to prevent further spread of the pandemic COVID-19, the state police have arrested 378 persons who violated the prohibitory order.

Assn decries unregulated rice distribution system

Expressing discontentment with the manner in which the state authorities are distributing rice to the public, Anallon Chief Association submitted memorandum to SDO,

Ccpur ADC for constant and consistent flow of basic needs, amenities

Taking into account gravity of the prevailing situation and inconveniences faced by the denizens of Churachandpur district in buying essential goods,

Cabinet discusses strategy to ensure availability of essential commodities

The state cabinet on Monday discussed to chalk out a strategy to ensure adequate supply of rice and regular availability of essential items,

Kangpokpi police help shoppers, enforce social distancing guidelines

On the second day of relaxation of curfew hours on Monday, Kangpokpi police helped shoppers in the town and guided them in maintaining social distancing and enforcing lockdown guidelines.

MPCC suggests stricter policies to combat COVID-19

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) lauded the initiative taken up by the state Government to contain the spread of coronavirus

BIPL donates Rs 5 lakh to fight COVID-19

Bharatiya Infra Project Limited (BIPL) has donated Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Monday.

No outsiders to contest in ADC election: ASUM

Aimol Students’ Union has cautioned that outsiders will not be allowed to contest for Aimol Tampak constituency in the Autonomous District Council (ADC) Election 2020.

One Kg rice grain distributed to K Ponlen villagers

Contrary to the central government’s announcement to deliver at least five kg of rice grains to any citizen holding voter cards,

Rice distributed at Moreh

As part of the relief initiative of the Government regarding shortage of food across households of the state due to the ongoing lockdown, 

Sitting of HC and DCs suspended till April 14

In view of the absolute lockdown imposed by the Central government, the High Court of Manipur has suspended normal sittings of the High Court as well as in District Courts till April 14.

CM launches Tengbang website

With an objective to address the grievances and help the Manipuris who are stranded outside the State due to the nationwide lockdown and pandemic COVID-19, Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched the website at a simple function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Sunday.

DC Tamenglong reaches out to churches

Tamenglong district deputy commissioner Armstrong Pame has urged all pastors and elders of churches in Tamenglong district to form teams of volunteers in the age group of 20-35 years,

RIMS constitutes COVID – 19 Task Force

In order to tackle the health situation arising out of the outbreak of COVID-19, RIMS Hospital has constituted a COVID-19 Task Force on Sunday.

Shops to remain close till today

All Shops in Churachandpur district will remain close till March 30 (Monday) while a meeting of ADC members

Covid-19 victim’s family members test negative

Family members of the first victim of Covid-19 tested negative while the 23 years old female patient’s health condition has improved appreciably.

Centre asks states to enforce lockdown, subject violators to 14 days quarantine

Apart from directing all states and union territories to ensure total enforcement of the lockdown rules, check movement of people across cities,

Centre asks states to enforce lockdown, subject violators to 14 days quarantine

Apart from directing all states and union territories to ensure total enforcement of the lockdown rules, check movement of people across cities,

MACR petitions MHRC, seeks food grains for beneficiary children

Expressing concern over the pitiable condition of children beneficiaries of mid-day meal, ICPS and ICDS schemes on account of the lockdown enforced to fight COVID-19 pandemic,

Many continue to donate to COVID-19 Fund

As donations to the CM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund are coming in from several individuals, 

Over 300 lockdown violators detained

Over 300 individuals have been detained by the police across several districts of the state for violation of the ongoing lockdown and curfew imposed by the Government to combat the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 across the country.

MHRC cautions MLAs flouting rules in rice distribution

Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) acting chairman Khaidem Mani said that MLAs are also liable to face legal action if they flout rules pertaining to distribution of PDS

Thoubal SP hands over protective kits

Over 200 hand gloves and some face masks provided by chief minister N Biren for Public Grievances Cell, 

Association helps BPL families of Loitang Khunou

In view of the hardships being faced by the people due to lockdown to contain COVID-19, All Manipur Youths & Students Welfare Association (AMY & SWA)

Clubs, NGOs continue to extend help

Different clubs and NGOs continue to extend help to hapless daily wage earners hit hard by the lockdown imposed till April 14 in view of Coronavirus pandemic.

Spraying activities carried out at Lamlai, Thoubal

Decontaminant solutions including phenyl and bleaching powder were sprayed in areas covered by Lamlai assembly constituency as part of the preventive measures carried out to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state. 

Club appeals for regulating PDS rice distribution

Expressing discontentment with the manner in which the state authorities are distributing PDS rice to the public,

Social activist demands whereabouts of missing rice

Claiming that some excess amount of PDS were are not distributed to the people of Khurai assembly constituency, social activist Laitonjam Jayananda has 

AIDWA claims Govt’s Covid package ‘too little, too late’

The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) said it is utterly disappointed with the Covid relief package announced by the Union Finance Minister recently.

AMSU assures to donate blood to Coronavirus affected persons

All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has announced that it will provide blood required by Coronavirus infected persons in the state.

AMSU forms Mangal task force

In order to face the pandemic novel Coronavirus, All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has set up a task force christened as Mangal.

Disinfectants sprayed at Senapati DHQ

A joint team of District Fire services, District Administration and Karong Senapati Town Committee on Sunday sprayed disinfectants at all public places in the district headquarters, Senapati.

Committee expresses suspicion of illegal appointment during lockdown

Amid the statewide lockdown in the fight against Coronavirus, posers have been raised over possible illegal appointment of teachers under WAQF Board.

Kpi prays for Manipur’s first COVID-19 victim, CM and others

The Christian community of Kangpokpi district headquarters on March 29 prayed for the first COVID-19 positive victim in the state who is fighting the deadly virus and the Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh and his council of ministers,

Shyamkumar disqualified after three years


The Speaker’s Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly has on Saturday disqualified Andro MLA Th Shyamkumar, who was elected to the state assembly on INC ticket in the 2017 state assembly election but shifted allegiance to the BJP.

The hearing on different disqualification cases filed against him in the Speaker’s Tribunal by 15 Congress MLAs continued for three years. The final hearing was conducted on February 4 this year and fixed March 28 for judgment hearing.

Welcomes tribunal’s judgment, ready to fight by-poll: Shyamkumar

Accepting the judgment of the Speaker's Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly disqualifying him, The Shyamkumar said that he welcomes the tribunal’s judgment and he is ready to fight the by-election for his constituency Andro as and when the ECI declares the date.

Addressing media persons in his official residence here on Saturday, Shyamkumar said that though he has been disqualified, he feels happy that he got disqualified for pulling down an authoritarian government which ruled the state for several years. He was disqualified as per the Constitution of India and he as a law abiding citizen welcomes the verdict.

MLA Alfred allays fear on shortage of essential goods in Ukhrul

Amidst reports of depleting stock position of essential commodities gripping the town, MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur has assured that availability of all essential items of daily requirements for the common man would be ensured throughout the lockdown period in the district, urging the public not to panic.

"I assure the public, especially the residents of Ukhrul district headquarters that everything is in place and that they will not face lack of any essential commodities," the MLA said while briefing media persons in the town in the presence of SP Worngam Ningshen at the latter's office on Saturday."

Kpi medical teams visit persons under home quarantine


The medical personnel of Kangpokpi combating COVID-19 pandemic in the district on Saturday visited around 300 persons who are under home quarantining in the district.

Under the directive of Chief Medical Officer of the district, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital, Kangpokpi supervised the medical personnel visiting the home quarantine persons.

In Kangpokpi town, six teams of medical personnel led by a doctor each visited 79 home quarantine persons under Kangpokpi District Hospital, PHSC Lungphou, T Khullen and Hengbung. They monitored the health status of the quarantine persons and motivated them to abide the home quarantine guidelines

Senapati town committee cleans DHQ town & Hospital road, issues public directives for lockdown

Acknowledging the appeal of the State Government and beefing up efforts to sanitize public spaces from garbage and waste, the Senapati-Karong Town Committee in collaboration with District Administration and Senapati police conducted a massive social work from District Hospital to Senapati bridge on Saturday.

4 stores to make home delivery of essential goods

Noting hardships besetting the people owing to lockdown enforced in the state to contain spread of the pandemic Coronavirus, Imphal East district administration has announced that four stores/agencies/firms located in the district has been directed to avail home delivery of essential goods, health and sanitation related items to the denizens.

The four stores/firms which will supply the goods are Vishal Mega Mart, Chingmeirong; Rebecca’s World, Khongnang Anikarak; Aryan’s Departmental Store, Hatta and Taste of Imphal Delivery Service, Wangkhei, according to an order of the Imphal East deputy commissioner.

Student bodies condemn politics during rice distribution for Covid-19

Three student bodies All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM), Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS) and Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) while welcoming the government’s decision to provide 20 kg of rice to every household free of cost during the lockdown period, accused some MLAs of indulging in politics and not giving the allotted quantity of rice to people during its distribution.

Allocation made for 42,556 quintal rice for public distribution

The CAF&PD department has made allocation for 42,556.70 quintal of rice for distribution to the public during the period of lockdown being enforced to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subsequent to the allocation, FPS agents of several assembly constituencies have already lifted the rice from the FCI warehouses and started distribution. However, agents of some assembly constituencies are yet to lift the allocation due to various reasons including non-availability of labourers. As some had started distribution, there are multiple complaints from different areas over the way the rice is being distributed.

No infection on poultry birds: Director

Clarifying over a viral video in the social media regarding mass perishing of broiler chicken purportedly showing as a viral infection targeting poultry birds, veterinary and animal husbandry director H Chaoba said that there is no viral infection on poultry birds in the state.

The video of large number of dead broiler chicken at Sawombung area in Imphal East that went viral in social media showed cause of death as a viral infection. In order to confirm the claim, a departmental team led by joint director Dr Kh Shantibala visited the site on Saturday morning and assessed the situation. The team could not detect any trace or evidence of any viral infection affecting the farm, the director said and added that a preliminary assessment report was submitted subsequently.

TKDO to distribute ration on April 1

As part of the government’s initiative to minimise hardships faced to the public in view of the total lockdown in the fight against Coronavirus, Thangmeiband Kendra Development Organisation (TKDO) would be distributing ration in Thangmeiband assembly constituency on April 1.

In a statement, TKDO informed that the PDS rice and pulses for NFSA beneficiaries and rations for non-beneficiaries provided by MLA Joykisan would be distributed in association with Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) volunteers on April 1 from 7 am onwards.

Informing that each individual will be provided 5 kg of rice, the statement advised non-beneficiaries of NFSA to bring voter ID card. Further details can be had from mobile numbers 7005145937, 9774199861, 8131919299, 8787712480, 9862100990, 9383237854, 9366254260, or 7005143153, the statement added.

Many donate to CM COVID-19 Relief Fund

Donations to the newly created Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund are pouring in from different quarters. Several individuals and organisations have contributed a total sum of Rs 22,56,000 to the Relief Fund on Saturday.

On the other hand, Tamei assembly constituency MLA Awangbow Newmai; Tamenglong ADC chairman Namsinrei Panmei; Chandel ADC chairman D Ringo donated Rs 1 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Kidney patients plea for special arrangement

All Manipur Kidney Transplant Patients' Welfare Association has appealed to the state authorities to make special arrangement in order to ensure that the kidney patients do not develop health complications due to unavailability of medicines prescribed to them.


Shops open briefly to relieve Bishnupur denizens

With many facing shortage of essential items on account of the on-going lockdown and restriction imposed on venturing out of homes,

Screening of 161 quarantined persons to begin from Mar 28

The District Medical Committee for Management of Coronavirus (COVlD-19) Ukhrul has announced that screening of 161 persons who have been placed under home quarantine will commence from March 28.

Two quarantined, entry of outsiders’ restricted in Senapati

Two individuals are at quarantine centre, Senapati for the last two days. One of them reportedly returned home from abroad while the other arrived in the same flight with the girl who was the first in Manipur to test positive of Covid-19 on March 24.

Essential commodities provided during lockdown break

Days after the state came under lockdown owing to Coronavirus, a brief break was announced to facilitate the people purchase essential commodities in Kangpokpi town.

Speaker’s tribunal to announce judgment on Shyamkumar today

The Speaker’s Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly would be announcing its judgment over the disqualification case against Andro MLA Th Shyamkumar filed by Congress MLAs on charge of violating the 10th Schedule of the Constitution of India, on Saturday.


Kuki Chiefs thank CM, others for Chassad Relief and Rehabilitation

The Eastern Kuki Chiefs’ Association (EKCA) expressed heartfelt gratitude to all who extended help to villagers of Chassad who have been rendered homeless after their houses and properties were burnt down, destroyed or plundered on March 16.

DM Community College distributes hand sanitizers

In view of the pandemic COVID-19 and unavailability of hand sanitizers in the markets, Dhanamanjuri Community College has distributed hand sanitizers to journalists and police personnel.

Drivers fear contracting coronavirus, stigma

Although, the government has assured availability of essential goods during the 21-day lockdown in the state imposed to prevent spread of Covid-19,

Govt fixes price of grocery items

The state government has fixed the price for day to day grocery items to be sold in the state.

No shame in being COVID-19 patient: Khurai body

Maintaining that there is no shame in being a patient of COVID-19, Co-ordinating Body, Khurai has encouraged that patients should fight strongly without any fear.

Too much panic not good: MLA Vungzagin

Thanlon MLA and MTDC chairman Vungzagin Valte has informed that he arranged for 10 truckloads of rice to be provided to distressed people of Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts but could get only six trucks (1425 quintal).

Kuki Chiefs thanks CM, others for Chassad Relief and Rehabilitation

The Eastern Kuki Chiefs’ Association (EKCA) expressed heartfelt thanked to all who extend helping hands to the villagers of 

Covid-19 threat takes twisty turns in Ukhrul

In the midst of public fearing possible spread of COVID-19 due to a crowded wedding ceremony that took place at Riha village in Southern Ukhrul on March 23,

PM Modi declares 21-day pan-India lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight,

CM urges new entrants to conduct Covid-19 test

Following con rmation of a COVID-19 case in the state, chief minister N Biren has appealed to all natives of the state, who returned home recently, to come forward and conduct the required test.

‘Precautionary measures upped, remain indoors’

Following o cial con rma- tion of a COVID-19 case in the state, Health Minister L Jayantakumar has stated that the a ected patient is being examined in the isolation ward of JNIMS, while adding that the state government has upped all precau- tionary measures.

Patient’s condition improving: Minister

The first confirmed patient of COVID-19 in the state, who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS isolation ward,

 Curfew imposed; co-passengers of infected girl identified 

District magistrates of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Tamenglong, Churachanpdur and Noney have issued orders announcing imposition

 Govt warns co-passengers 

Co-passengers of COVID-19 infected state girl who boarded Air Asia flight No 5-501 from Kolkata to Imphal via Agartala on March 21 have been advised to contact government authorities by 8am of March 25

ECI postpones Rajya Sabha elections 

In view of spread of Coronavirus and subsequent lockdown across the country, Election Commission of India (ECI) has postponed the elections to fill up 55 seats in the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) of Parliament indefinitely. 

Uninterrupted supply of newspapers vital: Govt 

As the country is in a lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the government on Tuesday said that

Hawkers to cease distribution till March 31

Following an incident of alleged manhandling of a newspaper distributor by Moirang Police OC on Tuesday, Manipur Hawkers’ Association has decided to cease work till March 31. 

Situation now calm in Chassad, committee formed: CM Biren

Chief minister N Biren Singh has informed that situation in Chassad village of Kamjong District is now under control

TSA demands action against culprits

While condemning the act of arson and tension escalating between Kuki and Naga villagers in Kamjong district on Monday,

Christian bodies appeal for peace

An emergency meeting of the apex Christian bodies namely Tribal Christian Leaders’ Forum (TCLF);

Border trade with B'desh, Nepal, Myanmar on

Border trade with Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries continued on Monday even as India restricted people's

India’s cases reach 114

Amid the coronavirus pandemic across the globe, the government on Monday said that four fresh cases of COVID-19

Internet banned over Kamjong tension

In a bid to contain the violent situation at Chassad village in Kamjong district, which has deteriorated in the last couple of days following an incident involving two communities,

Federation mulls derecognising titular king

Denouncing the decision of titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba to join politics and contest the upcoming Rajya Sabha election as BJP candidate as a wrong move,

Scrutiny clears all 3 candidates

Scrutiny of the nomination papers filed by all three candidates contesting for the lone Rajya Sabha seat of the state was conducted on Monday and all of them cleared the scrutiny.

‘Statements of Police PRO totally baseless’

L Phunchong village chief Tongkhopao Haokip has contended that the statement made by Manipur Police PRO regarding the March 13 incident was full of baseless lies.

Bodies differ on Titular King’s stand to contest RS election

Even as various organisations raised objection against the decision of the titular king of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba to contest the ensuing Rajya Sabha election as a BJP nominee,

Posers over Titular king’s political venture

Terming the decision of titular king of Manipur Leisemba Sanajaoba to contest the Rajya Sabha election on BJP ticket as reprehensible and unfortunate for the Manipuri society,

Sevilla beat Man United to reach Europa League final

Manchester United were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal as Sevilla enjoyed another special night in the

Award winner young artistes making state proud

Manipur is known for a sea of young talents making foray into various fields and bringing laurels to the state and the nation as a whole.

Shyamkumar calls for preservation of age-old culture

Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar, while pointing out that a community, irrespective of its size in population,

Chelsea beat sloppy Man United to book FA Cup final date with Arsenal

Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to book their place in an all-London FA Cup final, helped by two glaring errors

‘Lokayukta most potent weapon to expose corrupt’

Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) in collaboration with Lokayukta Manipur organised a one-day State Level Awareness Programme

ISL has made Indian football professional & footballers secure: Gouramangi Singh

Indian football veteran Gouramangi Singh feels the Indian Super League (ISL) has not only helped players feel more secure

Anti-CAB protests rock northeast, infant dies on choked road

Large parts of the northeast on Tuesday simmered with protests by students' unions and Left-democratic organisations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,

FPAI president Renedy Singh to Indian clubs: Pay your players!

Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) president Renedy Singh has asked Indian clubs not to take

State to urge Centre rein in SoO outfits

 In view of the threat posed by some Suspension of Operation (SoO) groups to the hard earned peace and harmony in the state,

No more unrestrained violence in state: Patel

Saying that politics is not about running after power to earn ministerial berths but serving the people by maintaining good governance,

NSCN-IM accuses Centre of trying to divide Nagas

The NSCN-IM on Thursday hit out at centre, accusing it of trying to divide the Nagas with “monetary baits” by promising an “economic package.”

Not an agent or tool of Govt of India: WC of NNPGs

Working Committee (WC), Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has clarified that it was not an agent or tool of Government of India (GoI).

Rapist sentenced to 7 yrs RI

Special Judge POCSO, Imphal West on Thursday sentenced Hemam Rajesh, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year old girl, to seven years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000.

Traditional shows, entertainment mark day two

Sustaining the festive spirit, various traditional games, floral exhibitions and musical entertainments were organised, enthralling the locals of Shirui village

Mob violence victims allege police indifference

Three victims of a mob assault that reportedly took place in Tamenglong district have accused personnel of Tamenglong police station of refusing to register their complaint on the incident.

Nazareth have crowd swooning in euphoria

On a warm Wednesday with a sunny start, a monstrous downpour suddenly battered the length and breadth of Ukhrul Township,

30 cop trainees hospitalised of food poisoning

As many as 30 police personnel, who are undergoing training at Manipur Police Training College (MPTC), Pangei fell ill after consuming fermented soya bean (hawaichar) and they have been admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) for treatment.

MSRLM benefitting thousands of rural poor: Biswajit

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh has stated that coverage of 20,318 rural poor households has shown the successful implementation of Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) in the State.

Separate policy for farmers stressed

Youth Forum for Protection of Human Rights, Environment Conservation Network, People’s Platform Secretariat and People’s Human Rights of Climate Change jointly organised the 2nd Farmers’ Convention on the topic,

KSA knocks HRD’s door over absence of MU VC

With the contention that Manipur University (MU) which was converted into a central university in 2005 has been severely affected by the absence of a qualified Vice-Chancellor,

Biswajit launches scheme aimed at skilling 25000 people

Textiles, Commerce and Industries Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Thursday launched the Live Streaming and Training of SAMARTH,

Many urge for steps to curb highway robbery

With Ningol Chakkouba, one of the grandest festivals of the state, just round the corner; trade volume in Moreh town has increased manifold with people from all over

German agency launches entrepreneurship project

With an aim to promote aspiring women entrepreneurs of Imphal, German-based agency, German Association for International Collaboration (GIZ) has launched a project, “Her and Now” on Thursday.

Local club to ban heavy vehicles from Oct 21

Miffed by the government’s failure to repair the dilapidated Uchathol Road that connects several villages with NH 37 from Gularthol area,

NPO reaches out to people in distress

In yet another yeoman service, Naga People's Organisation (NPO), which is the apex civil body in Senapati district,

Ningol Chakkouba Festival Expo begins

A 15-day long 'Ningol Chakouba Handlooms and Handicrafts Expo 2019' which is being organised by Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans CS Ltd (AWAS) began at GM Hall here from Thursday.

AR conducts awareness prog, security meet

Keithelmanbi and Mantripukhri Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised awareness programmes on ‘Know Your Armed Forces’ at different locations on Thursday.

Competition hot up for SheChef crown

The six chefs who are left in the fray for the coveted title of the 2nd SheChef 2019 competition produced an array of indigenous dishes on the second day of the event at TNL Ground,

‘12th Fortnight Barrier Free Campaign 2019’ underway

Handicap Development Foundation, Manipur inaugurated the ‘12th Fortnight Barrier Free Campaign 2019’ at Social Welfare Complex here Saturday.

Orientation programme held ahead of NCPCR bench sitting

An official team of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday organised an orientation meeting of staff and volunteers of several NGOs ahead of the ensuing

MLA Mirabai calls for mass participation in Panchayat meets

While stressing the need for mass participation in discussion relating to development at grassroots level, Patsoi MLA Ak Mirabai has said that a Panchayat or a state would develop only when people share their thoughts and suggestions during Gram Sabha meets.

Dr Dhabali hopes Govt hospitals excel in service

Babina Group of Industries chairman and managing director Dr Dhabali Thangjam has contended that government hospitals could offer the same treatments and services if they are equipped with the same facilities and opportunities as private hospitals.

Vegetable seeds distributed to selected farmers

Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) Scheme distributed vegetable seeds to 32 registered farmers of 12 districts during

Women Society office building Inaugurated

The office building of Chaobok Kabui Women Society located at Chaobok Kabui Village under Wangkhem AC in Thoubal district was inaugurated by local MLA K Meghachandra on Thursday.

Students protest against teacher shortagev

Denouncing the apathy of the authority concerned with regard to lack of requisite teachers at Anand Higher Secondary School, Nongmeibung, the students of the school staged a sit-in protest on the road on Thursday.

ZUF asks defected gang to return

Reacting to a press statement issued by “defected group” of the Front on October 13, Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has asked the defected gang to realise their mistakes and return to the parent organisation.

DIET Kakching launches NISHTHA prog

A 5-day long District Level Programme on National Initiatives for School Heads and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement, which is being organised by District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) under SCERT Manipur commenced from Thursday.

Will assist 450 weavers of Wangjing Tentha AC: M Hemanta

Former minister Moirangthem Hemanta has assured that he will provide support to 450 women weavers, embroiderers and tailors of 12 villages of Wangjing Tentha Assembly Constituency under schemes of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

CPI-M to hold centenary celebration of ‘Communist Movement in India’

Commemorating the day Communist Party of India (CPI) was formed in Tashkent in 1920, CPI-M Manipur State Committee would be organising the centenary celebration of Communist Movement in India for a year till October 17, 2020.

CM declares Rs. 600 cr for Ukhrul road spruce up

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (i/c) Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the third edition of the much-awaited state level Shirui Lily Festival 

Naga talks on shaky ground, CMFG meet held

As the 22 years old Naga peace talks between the Centre and NSCN(I-M) stands on shaky ground before arriving at a final settlement,

UNC reaffirms stand, ridicules ‘war’ claim

The United Naga Council (UNC), in its presidential council meeting on Wednesday in Senapati, re-affirmed the resolution of September 5 presidential council meeting with regard to the Indo-Naga political issue.

Non-locals asked to submit details

As part of the precautionary measures being taken up in view of alarming influx of immigrants in the district headquarters,

War memorial stone unveiled at Kpi

Ahead of the formal centenary celebration of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919 at C Aisan village in Saikul sub division of Kangpokpi district, Kangpokpi denizens unveiled a monolith erected to commemorate the event Wednesday.

Chief validates war stone slogan

Lungphou village chief Dennis Misao noted that “An eight-word slogan coined by the Anglo-Kuki War Centenary Commemoration Committee and in usage for the last two years has only recently caused alarm bells to start ringing in all the wrong places for all the wrong reasons”.

Eastern Suzuki rolls out S-PRESSO

Maruti Suzuki’s new mini SUV car S-PRESSO was launched at Eastern Suzuki Arena at Chingmeirong, Imphal on Wednesday.

IAF starts war-time drill in five states

The Indian Air Force on Wednesday began an exercise to fly fighter jets from six civilian airbases in eastern India aiming to boost its ability to undertake military operations from such airbases in case of an emergency.

Kuki Rebellion not War: Federation

Maintaining that there was Kuki Rebellion in the history but not Anglo-Kuki War, Federation of Haomee working president Ramthing Hungyo

Thoubal police nab another arms dealer, recover gun making tools

Based on the disclosure made by arms dealer Md Riyajuddin, who was arrested with two AK series rifles and one 9mm pistol on October 12,

War commemoration based on fiction: ZU

Zeliangrong Union (ZU) strongly opposed the observance of Anglo-Kuki War (1917-1919) by erecting memorial stones with contentious inscription.

CCF calls for calm and restraint

Deeply concerned over uneasy development in the state in connection with centenary celebration of Anglo-Kuki War,

Chakmas, Hajongs subjected to torture regularly: NCAT

The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT), a conglomerate of NGOs working to stamp out torture, said that Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh regularly face persecution, even at the hands of state police.

Native barbers promote work culture with new initiative

As the society is gradually moving ahead towards improving work culture among the educated unemployed youth, four friends from Imphal East district,

Police-public interaction held at Singhat

An interaction programme with village chiefs, CSOs and public leaders of Singhat sub-division of Churachandpur district was conducted Wednesday at Singhat police station.

Govt eyes 90,000 kg fish for Ningol Chakkouba

A target has been set to produce around 90,000 kg of fish during the fish fair to be organised by the Fishery Department in connection with Ningol Chakkouba festival, which is to be celebrated either on October 28 or 29.

Thangmeiband to host Mao Keithel on Friday

Awang Meisnam Leikai Watham Leirak Women’s Welfare Association, Ima Panthoibi Irat Thougal Lup,

Training on children with disabilities held

Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (RCWDAP), Manipur in association with Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of the National Institute

Villager authority warns of shutting down water supply

Thangjing Chiru Village Authority has warned of ceasing operation of Thangjing Chiru Heibilok Water Supply Scheme in response to the failure of the Government to turn into action what was promised to the villagers.

SheChef Season 2 gets underway

With the inauguration of the Shirui Lily Festival at TNL Ground, Ukhrul town on Wednesday, the SheChef Season-II competition also got underway at the same venue.

Centenary celebration of Ukhrul sub-division held

Electors should be able to mount pressure on MLAs: Shyam

District administration of Ukhrul organised the centenary celebration of Ukhrul sub-division at the SDO office, Ukhrul mini secretariat on Wednesday.

Land owners oppose police HQ plan

In the backdrop of the government’s move to construct a police headquarters for state police at 9-Chingmeirong Nongpok under Imphal East district,

JAC Babysana vows to continue agitation

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed in connection with the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana at Standard Roberth Higher Secondary School has said state government’s reluctance

Blessing ceremony for solo play organised

Blessing ceremony for “Imagidi Ningthem Yeknabagi Macha”, a new solo play of Khangjeng Repertory Theatre, Khurai Sajor Leikai in Imphal East district

NSUD plays down ancestral land, freedom claim of Kukis

Naga Students’ Union Delhi (NSUD) has described the "The Anglo-Kuki War of 1917-19 commemoration" with the slogan “In Defence of Our Ancestral Land and Freedom”

PANDM opposes rechristening of Kuki Rebellion

People’s Action for National Democratic Movement (PANDM) has strongly condemned the commemoration of Kuki Rebellion 1917-1919 by rechristening the event as Anglo-Kuki War in an effort to distort the history of the land.

Special Gram Sabhas conducted

Special Gram Sabha of Turel Ahanbi Atoukhong GP and Irong Chesaba GP were conducted on Wednesday.

Left parties hold protest in Thoubal

Left parties in Thoubal district organised a sit-in demonstration at Khangabok on Wednesday as part of the nationwide protest from October 10 to 16 over seven different issues.

KSO Delhi apprises PM, ADC-SH member petitions CM

Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Delhi and NCR apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the present imbroglio over the historic Anglo-Kuki War Centenary Celebration in Manipur through a representation submitted to the PMO.

‘Ancestral land’ claims concerns AMUCO

Maintaining that the memorial stone of Anglo-Kuki War with the inscription ‘In defence of our ancestral land and freedom’

Chief secretary gives sanity call

Amidst tension brewing between two major communities over celebration of Anglo-Kuki War, chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu has appealed to people not to spread statements which could be wrongly interpreted on social media.

‘War’ memorial observed at CCpur, Moreh

An Anglo-Kuki War 1917-19 commemoration stone was erected at M Thingzabuang village on Tuesday morning in-spite of the standing order of the state government against installation of commemorative stones with certain inscriptions.

SEA envoys keen to inspect Indo-Myanmar Road

Giving a new thrust to the Act East Policy initiated by the central government with the sole objective of enhancing economic, strategic and military ties with ASEAN countries,

Strike, shutdown cripple normal life across state

Normal activities across the state came to a standstill due to the general strike and total shutdown imposed by different underground outfits with effect from Monday

TNL, ANSAM ask Govt to put its order into effect

Barely three days after the state government issued an order calling for removal of objectionable inscription on memorial stones of Anglo-Kuki War commemoration;

Nazareth arrives to rock Shirui Lily Festival

After much waiting, members of the Scottish hard rock band “Nazareth” arrived at Imphal on Tuesday to give a stupendous performance at the inaugural of ShiRock Festival 2019

NSCN involved in terror-funding activities, says NIA official

National Investigation Agency (NIA) Inspector-General, Alok Mittal, revealed how an NSCN cadre (faction not named) was paid almost Rs 2.15 crore for his involvement in weapons haul in February this year,

Cleanliness drive taken up at Pallel

A cleanliness drive was taken up by Ching Tam Nupi Apunba Lup (China Lup) Pallel Area, Pallel Bazaar Meira Paibi, Pallel Bazaar vendors and others at Pallel Bazaar with an aim to keep the market neat and clean on Tuesday.

88 Bru refugee families repatriated from Tripura to Mizoram

A total of 408 people belonging to 88 displaced Bru families staying in six relief camps of Tripura have left for their homeland Mizoram since the repatriation exercise began on October 3, officials said on Tuesday.

Congress didn’t support BJP on Citizenship Bill: Assam FM

Launching another attack on the Congress, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that while the party is now showing sympathy towards those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC),

Junk foods becoming major health issue

Despite the health risks posed due to regular consumption of junk foods, popularity of such types of foods has been unrelenting thereby making it a major issue in the healthcare sector.

Noney, Tamenglong roads in worst case scenario

Contrary to constant claims made by government of Manipur that priority is being given towards infrastructure development with special emphasis in the hill districts, people settling in the interior areas of both Noney

Joy unhappy of Govt’s attitude towards FA

Veteran politician Okram Joy has expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s attitude and stand towards the Framework Agreement while stating that the state government

Dr Romeobala wins Best Educationist Award

International Institution of Education and Management, New Delhi has presented Best Educationist Award to Dr Salam Romeobala, principal of College of Social Work, Meitram Awang Imphal.

Panel to examine child rights issues on Oct 18

A Bench Sitting Camp will be held in Chandel district for the first time in the state under the leadership of member of National Commission for Child Rights (NCPRC) Dr Anand from October 18 to help address issues related to child rights violation.

Manipuri Poetry Day observed in Canada

Manipuri Association of Canada, Middle Zone (Toronto) observed "Manipuri Poetry Day 2019" on October 13 (the full moon during the month of Kartik).

Health cards distributed to Wangoo locals

The 40th foundation day of Wangoo Primary health centre (PHC) was celebrated at its campus on Tuesday.

"Takhel da Meitei Khuntapa" released

A book titled "Takhel da Meitei Khuntapa" authored by former president of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Tripura Soibam Suresh Kumar was released during a function held at Dhaleswar (Agartala) on Tuesday.

Locals threaten stir over non-repair of bridge

Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) former secretary and Public Club founder president Laishram Manglem has threatened to launch various forms of intense agitation by residents of four localities

Skill development centre opened at Cdl

A skill development centre named ‘Namastasye Special Project Training Centre’ has been opened at the premises of 18 Assam Riffles, Chandel by Namastasye Services Private Limited on Monday.

ANSAM reacts to Anglo-Kuki War commemoration

With regard to the "so called Commemoration of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-19", All Naga Student Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has said that

Three gambling hosts held, fined

Sugnu police rounded up three gambling (lagao) hosts and seized dies and other materials from Sugnu Mayai Leikai area on Monday night. The hosts were released after producing them before a duty magistrate on Tuesday.

Dedicated bus service for Shirui fest

Directorate of Transport would be providing a dedicated and subsidised public transport system between Imphal and Ukhrul for visitors to the Shirui Lily Festival 2019, which will be held from October 16 to 19.

KSO Ccpur calls for holiday on October 17

Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Churachandpur district has appealed to all the principals of schools and colleges and head of offices within Churachandpur district

IED found near private firm, defused

Imphal East district commandos detected an IED with remote control trigger near Panthoibi Housing Finance Company Limited at Uripok Tourangbam Leikai in Imphal West district on Tuesday evening around 6.

Art expo cum competition on October 17

Kha Manipur Art Society (KMAS), Kakching will organise a 2-day Visual Art Exhibition cum Competition on October 17 and 18 at Library and Information Centre, Kakching Phoushupat Leikai.

Kuki bodies decry ‘order’, question Govt motive

Enraged over the alleged ‘illogical, unconstitutional and prejudice order’ of the Home Department in connection with the erection of memorial stones for Anglo-Kuki War (1917-1919) Centenary Celebration,

Committee justifies inscription

Terming the state government’s order against stone inscription of Anglo-Kuki War commemoration as very unfortunate,

CNPO opposes Kuki event, hails Govt

While strongly opposing the proposed plan of Anglo-Kuki War commemoration event with erection of monuments at Langching and Maolhang villages,

Work on longest rail tunnel in NE over by 60 per cent

Construction of the 10.3 km long railway tunnel from Atong Khuman to Tupul near Ijei River bank, which is the longest railway tunnel in northeast India,

CM hopes PMVDVY transforms tribal economy

Chief Minister N Biren said that Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Vikas Yojana (PMVDVY) will transform tribal economy in the state.

Eastern Suzuki dealership branch opened

Eastern Suzuki opened an authorised dealership branch of two wheeler vehicles at Sangaiprou Mamang Leikai in Imphal west on Monday.

RN Ravi to meet Church leaders, CSOs

Central interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi will hold a consultative meeting with the Church leaders and civil societies on October 18 in Kohima.

NNPGs mandated for solution: Isak

Co-convener, Working Committee (WC) of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) Isak Sumi asserted that WC,

AR conducts lecture on health

Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles organised a lecture on ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan and personal health and hygiene’ for the students of Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS), Pallel on Monday.

4th AMSSTA Day celebrated

All Manipur School Students Transporter’s Association (AMSSTA) celebrated 4th AMSSTA Day at Kakwa Naorem Leikai community hall Monday with CAF&PD minister Karam Shyam as chief guest.

Doc prescribes pregnancy test for men

A doctor in Jharkhand prescribed pregnancy test to two young men in Chatra district after they complained of stomach pain.

No trace of NEEPCO employees, search on by NDRF

There wass no trace on Monday of the four employees of NEEPCO who were feared to have been trapped inside a pump house of Kopili Hydro Electric Plant in Assam's Dima Hasao district since its pipleine burst eight days ago.

ZPM asks stricter implementation of ILP

Main opposition party in Mizoram, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) on Monday asked the state government to enforce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in a stricter manner and deploy more police personnel in border areas.

‘Assam had highest minorities' deaths during Congress rule’

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Assam witnessed highest number of deaths of minorities during the 15-year rule of the Congress in the state.

CM opens JNIMS neurosurgery ward, assures improvement

Chief Minister N Biren inaugurated the Neurosurgery ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) and laid foundation stone for construction of 18 private wards of the medical institute on Monday.

Adverse effects of landslide, deforestation discussed

A 3-day long training cum awareness programme on the adverse effects of landslide and deforestation, which is being organised by Civil Defence

NEIDP demands Govt stand on CAB

Acknowledging concern of the public over the Union government planning to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the winter session of Parliament,

Taphou, Paomai Churches win Karong musical festival

A musical festival organised by Poumai Theological Association and hosted by Senapati Karong Area Baptist Youth Forum was held at Khabung Karong Baptist Church on Sunday.

Six in race for SheChef Season 2 crown

After completion of the screening process, six competitors remain in the fray for the grand finale of the SheChef Season-2,

Dr Ranjan for harmony between ancient, modern education systems

Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan has said that the complex of Social Economics and Environment Development Society (SEEDS) at Saheibung village in Kangpokpi district would able to bring closer the gap between ancient and modern education systems.

Health scheme enrolment begins

In sync with the announcement made by chief minister N Biren during the recently held World Tourism Day celebration at Noney (Longmai) common ground,

Free eye screening camp held

Lions Club of Imphal City, Imphal Central, Imphal United and Imphal Turel Views under the aegis of Lions Club International District 322

KSO seeks Amit Shah’s intervention

A day after the state government issued an order to remove memorial stones with the inscription ‘in defence of our ancestral land

National seminar on Anglo-Kuki war conducted at MU

A national seminar on ‘Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919: A Biographical Discourse’ was jointly organised by Kuki Research Forum and Department of History,

‘Multi crore funding on the card for health sector’

Japan treats cancer with medicinal plants: Jayantakumar

In addition to an incentive of Rs 15.04 crore given by the ministry of health and family welfare recently;

Moreh bandh withdrawn, special team to probe blasts

Moreh CSOs have withdrawn their indefinite Moreh bandh following assurance given by district administration

Handloom weavers notified for interview

District Handloom and Textiles, Imphal West has notified to all Handloom Weavers that an interview will be held on October 16

Nao Sena Medal awardee T Rakesh feted

Takhellambam Rakesh, who was honoured with Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) by President of India Ram Nath Kovind during this year’s Independence Day celebration on August 15,

PFI launches ‘National Health Campaign’

Popular Front of India’s (PFI) nationwide movement ‘National Health Campaign’ under the theme ‘Healthy People, Healthy Nation’ was launched in Manipur on Sunday

CM preaches unity, resents land tussle at harmony event

Hills and valley inhabitants of the state united in celebrating the historically significant festival of Mera Houchongba marking the millennium

Nemcha signs MoI with Bangladesh Govt

Social welfare and cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh represented by its secretary Md Gyas Uddin Ahmed at Pragati Maidan,

Ukhrul holds mass rally, prayer for Indo-Naga peace talks

'Naga Flag & Constitution; Our Rights, Our Identity' read a banner as thousands of residents attired in Tangkhul traditional clothes,

‘AMUCO keeping tap on Indo-Naga peace talks’

All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) president Pheiroijam Nando Luwang said that the organisation is putting its efforts to find out the details of the latest round of talks held between Government of India and NSCN-IM.

Maruti Suzuki launches S-Presso

S-Presso, the latest model of Maruti Suzuki that the company promotes as ‘Youthful Mini SUV’, has been launched in Imphal at Maruti Arena’s Samadon showroom at Kwakeithel Ningthemkol, Sunday.

Organised public transport system stressed

While lack of organised public transport system in the state is one of the factors for inconveniences caused to public movement, 

“Will never walk down the path of capitulated peace”

NSCN-IM on Sunday asserted that it will never "walk down the path of capitulated peace".

Decks cleared for Anglo-Kuki War centennial event

The Anglo-Kuki War Centenary Commemoration Committee has announced that all arrangements have been made for the centennial commemoration of the Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919 at C Aisan village under Saikul sub division of Kangpokpi district.

Naga bodies dub ‘Anglo-Kuki War’ tales ‘blatant lie’

Even as certain sections of the people are planning to organise commemoration of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-19 on October 17,

Naga flag & constitution not compromised: NNPGs

Working Committee (WC) of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has reiterated that it has not compromised with

Tripura man held for offensive remarks against woman MP

A man from Tripura was Sunday arrested by the state police from Manipur for allegedly posting offensive comments in social media against Lok Sabha member Pratima Bhowmik, an official said.

Govt officials inspect Chibu stone inscription site

A team of government officials led by joint director (art & culture) K Dinamani inspected the ongoing development works being taken up at the historical Chibu stone inscription site at Tonjang village in Churachandpur district.

Hardcore ULFA (I) cadre nabbed in Assam

Close on the heels of the successful capture of one ULFA (I) cadre in the area recently, troops of Indian Army and Assam Police in a joint operation apprehended another ULFA (I) cadre in Upper Assam on October 11.

Shortage of police personnel in Mizoram

Mizoram Director General of Police (DGP), SBK Singh on Sunday said that the state police faces manpower crunch as new recruitment did not correspond the number of policemen retired in a year.

Loktak dwellers urged to preserve lake

Loktak Day Celebration Committee organised the 24th Loktak Day celebration along with cultural performances at Komlakhong Chingthi on Sunday.

RSP registers new record in steel ladle life

The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has registered a new record in steel ladle life in steel melting shop-II department, a company statement said.

NRL to invest Rs 62cr in CSR activities in Assam in 2019-20

North East India's largest refiner Numaligarh Refinery Ltd on Sunday said it will pump in over Rs 60 crore in various developmental projects under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities during 2019- 20.

Tribe leaders call for unity, involving smaller tribes

Tribal leaders have called for unity among the different indigenous communities and involving smaller tribes in future celebrations of Mera Houchongba festival.

Manipuri Poetry Day observed

Fiction and Poetry Club, Imphal organised Manipuri Poetry Day 2019 at Manipur Dramatic Union (MDU) hall,

26th Guru Kritan concludes

The two-day long joint observance of 26th Guru Kritan organised by Guru Gulapi Nata Sankirtan Academy and Asheilup Manipur concluded at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound here on Sunday.

PSO commemorates 11th foundation day

Pangal Students’ Organisation (PSO), which is an apex body of Muslim students in Manipur, commemorated its 11th Foundation Day at Lilong Higher Secondary Madrassa Hall on Saturday.

2nd Grand Teachers’ Day celebrated

Youth Education, Sports and Social Development Association, Ningthoukhong (YESSDAN) organised 2nd Grand Teachers’ Day celebration at Ningthoukhong Keithel (Bazar) community hall on Sunday.

Panchayat Ghar, club building inaugurated

Panchayat Ghar and a club building constructed at Hiyangthang with an estimated cost of Rs 13 lakh from Local Area Development fund of Naoriya Pakhanglakpa MLA

Monsang students exhorted to strive for excellence

Sirti Thiimjiitam Sourkhe (Monsang Students’ Union), Imphal celebrated its silver jubilee under the theme ‘Proclaim the Favourable Year of the Lord - Luke 4:18’, at Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong on Saturday.

MLA Dingo calls for promoting culture

Asserting that culture and sports of the state have major places in the Indian society and Indian culture is never complete without Manipuri culture,

Mera Houchongba celebrated at Moirang

Youth Development Organisaton (YDO) and Konjengbam Leikai Nupi Lup (KLNL), Moirang jointly organised the 23rd Mera Houchongba festival

AR attends to accident victims

Timely action and medical care provided by troops of Assam Rifles save the lives of six persons, including a toddler, when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a ditch near Lokchao village along the Imphal-Moreh road on Sunday.

Freedom fighter Charai Thangal remembered

Remembering the brave warrior Charai Thangal who took an important role and sacrificed his life in the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war,

Indefinite Moreh bandh resumes

After a brief relaxation till 9am Sunday, the indefinite bandh imposed in Moreh town by civil society organisations resumed thereby affecting normal life for the second consecutive day.

ANSAM for honourable, inclusive Naga solution

The second legislative assembly of All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM) has resolved to stand for an honourable

Anglo-Kuki War centenary celebrated in New Delhi

Thousands of Kukis gathered at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi to commemorate the centenary of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-19 under the joint aegis of Kuki Inpi,

Shirui Lily, Sangai festival curtain raisers held

Manipur Tourism concluded the observance of nationwide ‘Paryatan Parv 2019’ on Sunday in the national capital.

UKLF condemns Moreh blast

United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) vehemently condemned the incident of bomb blast which took place near KSO office campus in Moreh town on October 11.

Peace painting competition held in Chandel

Chandel District Baptist Fellowship (CDBF) organised Children Peace Painting Competition at the conference hall of Moyon Naga Baptist Association (MYNBA) at Penaching village in Chandel district on Sunday.

UDC Wabagai plants 3000 saplings

Members of United Development Committee (UDC), Wabagai Assembly Constituency with the support of people of Wabagai constituency planted 3000 saplings at Sekmaijin, Hayel Hangool,

UCM alerts people on outcome of Naga talks

Not ruling out the possibility of the Centre making arrangements like Naga Territorial Council, Sixth Schedule and ethnic administration with the acceleration of the peace talks with the NSCN-IM,

Naga flag, constitution are God-given: Samuel Risom

At a time when the Indo-Naga peace talk is caught in a gridlock over the matter of a separate flag and constitution, former NPF MLA Samuel Risom has said that the Naga national flag and constitution are God-given.

CM urged to intervene on Anglo-Kuki War row

Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (UADC) has appealed to CM N Biren Singh for urgent intervention in the contentious matter surrounding erection of Anglo-Kuki War memorial stone whose commemoration is scheduled for October 17.

AR recovers IED, exploded

A remote controlled IED was found planted between Leisang and Kaprang villages near Johar Champhai along Imphal-Churachandpur (Tiddim road) road early Saturday morning.

Bandh against blasts cripples Moreh town

The indefinite bandh in Moreh town imposed by residents in the wake of three bomb blasts in the border town completely paralysed normal life on Saturday.

ASUK, NLFT call total shutdown in Manipur, Tripura on Oct 15

Alliance for Socialist Unity, Kangleipak (ASUK) and National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) have jointly called

Cabinet approves Stand Up Manipur scheme

The state cabinet has approved the Stand Up Manipur scheme under the existing Start Up Manipur scheme.

‘Manipur’s merger into India different from others’

A one-day public interaction programme on ‘Merger Agreement and its consequences in Manipur’ organised by South East Asia Human Rights Association (SEAHRA) was held at Hotel Nirmala, MG Avenue here on Saturday.

Meetei Pangals advised to upkeep assigned surnames

Reaffirming the blood bond between Meeteis and Meetei Pangals in the state, titular king of Manipur Leisemba Sanajaoba has called upon Meetei Pangal community not to give up the surnames given to them by former kings.

NSCN-IM reacts to Naga flag, Yehzabo comments

Apropos Kaka D Iralu’s write up ‘On the question of a Naga flag and a Naga Yehzabo’ (Constitution) as appeared in local media on Saturday,

Teaching human values to students must: DGP

DGP LM Khaute stressed the need for teaching human values to the students in school apart from helping the youngsters pursuing their academic goals in order to bring peace and development in the society.

CIRCA to observe Manipur National Day on Oct 18

Commemorating the day when the first democratically elected government of Manipur was formed after holding election, Coalition for Indigenes Rights Campaign (CIRCA),

International Day of Older Person observed at Wangbal

International Day of Older Person was observed at Integrated Rural Development and Educational Organisation (IRDEO) complex, Wangbal in Thoubal distrct on Saturday.

Dr Heptulla bats for increasing organic food yield

Farmers of the state and other north-eastern states who were part of the Organic Farming Tour to Sikkim organised by Sajik Battalion as a part of Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme 2019-20 returned to the state on Saturday.

Rhythms of Manipur troupe impresses Tirumala audience

A 11-member troupe of the Rhythms of Manipur which was on a five-day tour to Venkateswar temple in Tirumala,

SEACO to remember Sanamahi revivers

South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) would be observing the 5th remembrance function of ancestors who defied proclamation of the erstwhile Bhramasabha and endeavoured for the revival of Sanamahi religion.

KNF vows to sustain Kukiland movement on ‘Martyr Day’

Leaders and cadres of the Kuki National Front (KNF) paid rich tributes to its founder Late Nehkholun Kuki,

Seminar on ethnography of Meeteis underway

A two-day seminar on Ethnography of Meiteis/Meeteis Part 2 organised by SR Institute of Studies, Tera Keithel commenced from Saturday at Manipur State Archives Library Hall, Keishampat here.

Two held with five stolen vehicles, tools, drugs

A team of Imphal East police commandos arrested two vehicle lifters, who are also drug peddlers and five stolen vehicles and suspected WY tablets from their possession on Friday around 5.15 pm.

Upokpi Khunou incident unfortunate: GP member

While terming the October 6 mob violence incident at Upokpi Khunou in Bishnupur as very unfortunate and noting that joint efforts are needed to prevent such incidents in future,

Various CSOs condemn serial blasts in Moreh

Several CSOs have strongly condemned the incidents of continuous bomb blasts on October 5, 7 and 11 at multiple locations in Moreh, disrupting the peace and harmony and causing fear psychosis among the public,

KNO denounces Moreh bomb blast

Kuki National Organisation (KNO) has strongly condemned the continuous bomb blasts, especially the one which took place on October 11 inside KSO Moreh Campus and demanded clarification from all concerned regarding the incident.

World Migratory Bird Day observed

Central Forest Division and Thoubal Forest Division jointly observed World Migratory Bird Day 2019 at Thoubal Tekcham on Saturday.

Meet dissects state of women empowerment

The 31st State Conference of All Manipur Nupi Marup, which commenced from Saturday at GM Hall Imphal discussed the present state of women empowerment in the country.

National Indigenous Seed Festival underway at CAU

A three-day long National Indigenous Seed Festival organised jointly by All Manipur Trained Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Promoters’ Consortium (AMAPCON)

MICAN calls for saving paddy fields

Meetei International Civic Action Network (MICAN) has appealed to all concerned to stop structural constructions at paddy fields in Imphal valley.

‘Officers sans candidness hamper administration’

Nambol MLA N Loken has said that bureaucrat officers, who have poor social communication and poor interpersonal bonding due to their upbringing, often hamper administration.

Draft National Education Policy dissected

All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association (AMRPSWA) organised a one-day sensitisation programme on ‘Draft National Education Policy 2019’ at state guesthouse here on Saturday.

NSCN-IM alleges Centre backtracking from FA

A day after the latest round of peace talks with the Centre in New Delhi, NSCN-IM has accused the Centre of backtracking on its commitments and words with the purpose of nullifying the “hard-earned” Framework Agreement.

Heated exchange of words in peace talks

Talks between the NSCN-IM and the government of India resumed on a rocky note in New Delhi on Thursday.

MDA mulls legal action against ILPS scrape

Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) has strongly resolved to seek legal action against abolishment of Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) from the state in 1950 by the then Chief Commissioner

CM calls for public support in war on drugs

Chief Minister N Biren inaugurated a police outpost at Sora Khunuda Ching in Kakching district and a twin type-II staff quarters at the complex of Thoubal police station on Friday.

Court sends elderly rapist to 15 years RI

Special judge POCSO, Imphal West sent Konjengbam Nipamacha to 15 years rigorous imprisonment apart from asking him to pay a fine of Rs 10,000.

Blast rocks Moreh, indefinite shutdown begins

As yet another bomb went off in Moreh town on Friday night creating a sense of insecurity among the people,

Renault rolls out KWID Climber

KWID Climber, the latest model of Renault’s compact car designed similar to SUV has been formally launched in Imphal at Renault Showroom of Gibde Motors Private Limited, Mantripukhri, Friday.

Yoga education vital to tackle drug menace: Guv

Stressing on the need to install requisite infrastructure and resources in the existing Yoga institutions in Manipur so as to provide voluntary work that could contribute significantly

CorCom gives strike call on Oct 15 to protest ‘merger’

The proscribed Coordination Committee (CorCom), the conglomerate of underground groups operating in Manipur, has announced general strike on October 15

Shakok village keeps alive old tradition with Khui Phanit

While many good virtues of the elders have become obsolete in this everything-goes era, residents of Shakok village in Phungyar sub-division have shown something to hold on to; an age-old tradition that, they believe,

Tapping youth’s agricultural skills imperative: Karam Shyam

CAF&PD minister Karam Shyam has observed that Manipur could be the frontrunner in agricultural sector of the country if potentials of youth of the land,

New CFC facility inaugurated

A newly constructed Common Facility Centre (CFC) building was inaugurated by Kamjong DC Zuringla Kengoo at Shakok village on Friday.

Court pronounces man guilty in kidnap case

Th court of Special POCSO judge, Imphal West has declared one Hemam Rajesh guilty of kidnapping and confining a minor girl under IPC Section 366-368 and Section 4 of POCSO Act.

BLOs cannot take money in EVP: JCEO

Joint Chief Electoral Officer (JCEO), Manipur Ramananda Nongmeikapam has instructed Booth Level Officers (BLOs) not to take money from electors for making corrections,

Social worker dismisses assault allegation

Refuting the allegation of his driver and security escort assaulting AMSU Thoubal district committee general secretary Saikhom Ramananda,

Manipur tops MSME registration in NE: CM

Chief minister N Biren said that Manipur has emerged top in terms of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) businesses registration among the North Eastern states and rose above the national average.

CRPF dedicates waiting shed

86 Bn CRPF handed over a newly constructed passengers’ waiting shed to villagers of K Senam and Sehjang in Kangpokpi district on Friday.

Nemcha highlights co-operative sector’s revival at IICTF

Social Welfare and Cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen attended the inaugural ceremony of the first ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF), 2019 held at Pragati Maidan,

Tamenglong observes Mental Health Day

The World Mental Health Day organised by District Health Society, Tamenglong on the theme "Mental Health, Promotion and Suicide Prevention" was held on Friday at Trinity Public School with CMO (Tamenglong) Dr Chambo Gonmei as chief guest.

Sensitisation cum training on child protection held

District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), Bishnupur organised a one-day sensitisation cum training programme for pradhans, up-pradhans and ward members on child protection at the Panchayat Resource Centre, Bishnupur on Friday.

Oldest woman in Kangpokpi passes away

Dimting Hangshing, mother of ADC Sadar Hills chairman Haokholal Hangshing and one of the oldest women in Kangpokpi town, passed away around 5.40 pm on Thursday at Salem Inn, New Lambulane, Imphal.

Susindro assures to repair Wangoo power sub-station

MSPDCL chairman MLA L Susindro on Friday assured that the 11/33 KVA power sub-station at Wangoo, which remained dysfunctional, will be repaired and re-commissioned within 15 days.

International Day of Girl Child observed

Ningol Club Heirok observed International Day of Girl Child under the theme ‘Girl force – unscripted & unstoppable’ at the club premises at Heirok in Thoubal district on Friday.

UKIYO literature festival underway

UKIYO Literature Festival, a two-day long festival of literature, has commenced from Friday at Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboi Khongnangkhong,

Preparatory meet for NCPCR bench held

The 2nd preparatory meeting for the ensuing sitting of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Bench was held at the conference hall of Mini Secretariat, Chandel on Friday.

Respond to citizens’ RTI timely: Speaker to officials

Admitting that Right to Information (RTI) through which any citizen of the country may request information from a "public authority" which is required to reply expeditiously had helped him in winning the last assembly election,

National seminar on Nanotechnology commences

A 3-day long national seminar on “Emerging Trends in Nano-materials and Nano-composite” organised by S Kula Women’s College commenced on Friday.

Federation dubs Anglo-Kuki war a myth

Federation of Haomee has castigated Kuki Inpi by asserting that the Anglo-Kuki War is a make believe event and not historically accurate and is a blatant effort to diminish the historical facts that they came as a homeless tribe looking for sanctuary in the land.

India created deviously, princely states annexed: PREPAK-Pro -- III

According to Paliba, a new design of ‘Drug War, Opium War’ is being launched by the government of India in Manipur which allows some people to openly manufacture and sell drugs.

Awareness campaign on career prospects in SBI held

The State Bank of India, Regional Business Office (RBO), Imphal organised an Awareness Campaign on career prospects in SBI at Mt. Everest College, Senapati.

Youth Festival for Imphal West on October 26

District Level Youth Festival 2019 for Imphal West will be organised on October 26 at Kuki Inn with competition in numerous disciplines including Folk dance- Group and Solo, Classical Violin and Classical Manipuri Dance.

Committee calls for unified celebration of Mera Houchongba

Mera Houchongba Thousil Lup, Sana Konung convener Longjam Ratankumar has appealed to all concerned for unified celebration of Mera Houchongba festival by joining the state level festival to be hosted jointly by Sana Konung and state government at Kangla instead of organising at different locations.

Smartphone filmmaking course from October 4

Department of Mass Communication, Manipur University in association with Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune will be organising a 10-day Smartphone Filmmaking Course starting from November 4.

Pay more for paramilitary deployment: MHA to states

States and union territories will have to pay around 10 per cent more each year till 2024 to secure the services of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

NSCN-IM begins talks with Centre

In an attempt to break the stalemate, Union Government and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) have begun talks in New Delhi.

Entrepreneurship culture key to state’s development: Guv

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla inaugurated a one-day Conclave of Local Craft Entrepreneurs, Traditional Craftsmen and MSMEs on the topic

Phubala sets example against mob violence

While the state is still reeling from the shocking viral video in which a woman was forced into a shotgun wedding in front of her young daughter at Upokpi Khunou in Bishnupur district,

CAU aided Kwatha aims to become Litchi village

With the objective of promoting Kwatha village as a Litchi village, CAU Imphal team led by its vice-chancellor Dr M Premjit initiated

Need for revisiting contents stressed

A one-day discussion session on Manipur Merger Agreement and Emerging Identity of Manipuri Community held at Langmeidong Dramatic Union hall

PREPAK-Pro celebrates 43rd Raising Day

The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak-Progressive (PREPAK-Pro) celebrated the 43rd Raising Day of its Red Army on October 9.

UPRFM calls general strike on Oct 15

While terming October 15 is the darkest day for the people of Manipur, the armed United People’s Revolutionary Front of Manipur (UPRFM)

Hectic arrangements for Shirui Lily festival underway in Ukhrul

With less than a week’s time to go for the forthcoming state-level Shirui Lily festival, hectic groundwork for arrangements are going on,

Minister exhorts engineers for accuracy in road assessment

Works minister Thongam Biswajit has asked engineers and officials of PWD for accuracy in data collection in assessment of road projects taken up by the department.

Akhil Gogoi to launch agitation against CAB on Friday

RTI activist Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Thursday said it will launch a statewide agitation from Friday against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Himmatkumar presents paper on organic agriculture in Vietnam

Green Foundation, Imphal chief executive officer Urikhibam Himmatkumar presented a paper and power point presentation on the topic,

MTU VC okays affiliation of Agri-Engg course

Manipur Technical University (MTU) vice chancellor Prof L Tombi has announced that the affiliation for the new BTech

Quiz competition held, prizes distributed

The final round of the 2nd State Level Quiz and Combined Maths and Science Competition 2019 organised by Integrated Social Development Organisation (ISDO),

WY tablets worth Rs. 90 lakh seized

A combined team of Tengnoupal Police headed by DSP S L Kamkhohao and troops of 12 Assam Rifles recovered around 30,000 WY tablets in 150 packets worth Rs 90 lakh

NEEPCO pipeline burst : Rescue work yet to begin due to high water pressure

Rescue operations to locate four persons who are trapped inside the pump house of a NEEPCO hydro power plant in Assam could not be started on Thursday,

28th World Mental Health Day observed widely

National Health Mission, National Mental Health Programme and Indian Psychiatric Society, Manipur State Branch jointly observed the 28th World Mental Health Day

Gandhi Sankalp Yatra held in Jiribam

BJP Jiribam Mandal under the sponsorship of Jiribam ZP Adhyaksha Kh Janaki organised Gandhi Sankalp Yatra in relation with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Jiribam district on Thursday.

AJUCA begins probe into cop’s death

Suspicious over the nature of death of police constable Moirangthem Bikerjit, who was found dead in Jiri River after remaining missing since October 6,

AMSU decries assault by social worker’s security

Strongly condemning the alleged assault on AMSU Thoubal district committee secretary general Saikhom Ramananda by the driver and security escorts of former BJP candidate and social worker Th Jadumani of Khangabok AC,

Moirang bandh threatened over delayed road projects

Strongly condemning the delay in commencing road projects, funds of which have been withdrawn fraudulently, Moirang Kendra Apunba Meira Paibi Ima Lup (MAMPIL)

World Sight Day organised

District Blindness Control Society, Bishnupur observed World Sight Day under the theme ‘Vision First’ at Kiyamba Ningshing Shanglen, Bishnupur on Thursday.

KGF distributes pension

Rendering humanitarian service, Konthoujam Gojendro Foundation (KGF) distributed pension to 1000 elderly persons and widows of Bishnupur district,

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista visits his alma mater

The second youngest Parliamentarian in India, Raju Bista, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Darjeeling, West Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Bharatiya Janata Party ticket,

Yairipok PS inaugurates Child Friendly Police Station

In a bid to strengthen police-public camaraderie, a child-friendly room was opened at Yairipok Police Station by SP (Thoubal) Dr S Ibomcha on Thursday.

Moirang College students withdraw stir

Moirang College Students’ Union has withdrawn its proposed stir, which was scheduled to start from October 11,

AMSU to conduct free coaching class

AMSU Heingang Branch under the guidance of AMSU Imphal East District Committee will be organising a 60-day Free Coaching Class for students, who would be appearing in the Class X examination 2020.

India created deviously, princely states annexed: PREPAK-Pro -- II

Continuing his message, PREPAK-Pro chairman Paliba said that Constitution defines India very briefly as Bharat but the undefined meaning and the hidden name of the nation baffles the common people.

Food Safety team seizes unhygienic food items

A Food Safety team carried out a drive during the ongoing Army Recruitment rally being conducted at Luwangpokpi Cricket Ground,

Thangmeiband to cease work on Oct 14

Enraged by the state government’s failure to hand over the death case of Ningthoujam Babysana to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for an insightful investigation

Landhoni, Romita approach High Court

Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School founder cum principal Pheiroijam Landhoni and her daughter Romita, the coordinator of the School, have filed fresh bail applications in the High Court of Manipur.

Exemption for salary bills-CMIS software link

The state finance department has informed that instruction regarding preparation of salary bills/pay bills through CMIS software shall be exempted for the month of September

Notable upsurge in state’s economic activities: CM

Contending that the present government has been able to eliminate the feelings of paranoia from the minds of the people when it comes to seeking nightlife with shops being opened till 9 pm without any fear,

TDC warns shutdown of NH 37 over creaky bridges

Demanding National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to repair the existing Barak and Makru bridges before Ningol Chakkouba,

Case filed against fake DPC list

An FIR has been filed at Imphal Police Station regarding pasting of a fraudulent 2013 batch Police Constable DPC waiting list on the wall of SBI, Secretariat Branch by unknown miscreants on Wednesday.

Joykisan questions Govt’s inaction against derelict officials

Observing that there have been no concerted efforts to regulate the incessant influx of non-locals into the state despite the fact that their huge presence has posed a great

AR seizes drugs worth Rs. 1.41 cr

Troops of Assam Rifles seized contraband drugs worth Rs 1.41 crore from near Aishi village in UkhruI district on Tuesday.

Imphal-Moreh road bandh suspended

The proposed indefinite bandh along Imphal-Moreh Road has been suspended following an understanding reached between the agitating groups and district administration.

PREPAK celebrates 42nd Raising Day

The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) celebrated its 42nd Raising Day on Wednesday at different places in Manipur and outside together with people of both hills and valley.

Dr Lenin stresses timely intervention to prevent suicides

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Psychiatry Department Head Prof Dr Rk Lenin has stated that timely intervention and providing necessary treatment to people with suicidal ideation would help prevent suicides.

India created deviously, princely states annexed: PREPAK-Pro

On the occasion of 43rd Raising Day of its armed wing Fingang Lanmi (Red Army), the proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak-Progressive (PREPAK-Pro)

WAC flays mob violence, calls for protecting children

Strongly condemning the rape of a minor girl in RIMS by an ECG technician and mob violence incident of Upokpi, Women Against Crime (WAC) secretary A Robita has appealed to the people of the state to refrain from mob violence.

AMAND Pune organises annual cultural prog

Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune organised its 8th AGM cum annual cultural programme under the theme ‘Hingminashi Eikhoi’ on October 6 at the auditorium of Symbiosis Institute Management Studies (SIMS), Range Hills, Pune.

ZYF appeals for extension of recruitment deadline

Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF) on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to chief minister N Biren appealing for extension of the last date for filing of application

Landhoni, daughter’s hospital stay upsets Joykisan

Not happy with the progress made in the ongoing investigation into the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana,

Repatriation of Reang tribals to Mizoram runs into rough weather

The much-awaited repatriations of over 35,000 Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven relief camps in northern Tripura,

PPFA urges Govt to revive Hindu shrine in Balochistan

The Patriotic People's Front Assam (PPFA) has urged the BJP-led NDA government to work towards revitalising the historic Hinglaj Mata temple in Pakistan's Balochistan province,

NEEPCO plant mishap: Rescuers await fall in water level

Rescuers wait at the flooded power project in the Dima Hasao district of Assam as the North East Electric & Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) are yet to lower the water level of the project site,

CoMSO reminds Meghalaya government of commitment to implement ILP

The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) has reminded the Meghalaya government of its assurance that the Inner Line Permit (ILP) will be implemented in the state while reiterating its demand that this is implement before the end of October 2019.

Eastern Air Command celebrates Air Force Day

The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday celebrated the 87th Air Force Day at its headquarters here, officials said.

CWC chief assures help to traumatised children

Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Bishnupur chairperson P Premchand has said that the committee is taking up every necessary measure for the three victimised children of the woman,

Career counselling held for JNV Bishnupur students

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Bishnupur organised a career counselling programme for its students on the topic ‘Inspiring Youths’ as part of its Pace Setting Programme at the school complex on Wednesday.

MESS children camp underway at Sinakeithei

The annual Children Camp cum Sports Meet, 2019 of Model English School, Sinakeithei kicked off at Sinakeithei village in Ukhrul district bordering Lhungtin sub-division of Kangpokpi district on Wednesday.

DESAM, ANSAM reaffirm harmony pledge

Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) have on Wednesday reaffirmed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),

AMSU bans election of Johnstone Hr Sec Students’ Union

All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Imphal West District Committee president Thokchom Basanta has announced ban on the upcoming election of Johnstone Higher Secondary School Students’ Union,

Nepali Sahitya Parishad welcomes Darjeeling MP

Nepali Sahitya Parishad Manipur accorded warm reception to Manipur-born Darjeeling MP Raju Bista at Shri Shri Bishnu Panchayan Mandir (Adhikari Bhawan), Charhajare on Wednesday.

Meitei Pangals demand ST status

Meitei Pangal ST Demand Committee legal advisor advocate Md Rabi Khan has informed that the committee would be soon organising a public convention with regard to lack of response from the Governor

Wangoi Hr Sec School students warn of stir

Students of Wangoi Higher Secondary School have threatened to launch intense agitations if the authority concerned fails to send adequate teachers to the school by October 12.

Gaurav Gogoi made INC Manipur in-charge

Former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav Gogoi has been made AICC in-charge of Manipur and Sikkim.

Youth Evangelistic Camp of PBCS underway

A three-day Youth Evangelistic Camp organised by Youth Department of Poumai Baptist Church, Senapati (PBCS) commenced from Tuesday at Liyai Kalapahar

Symposium on Gandhian Thought held

A symposium on the topic, ‘Gandhian Thought in today’s Social, Political and Economic scenario in our country’,

Beru-Toupokpi village roadside cleaned

Kanankhu Youth Club under the leadership of ADC member Ts Willingson Anal organised a cleanliness programme on Wednesday along a stretch of 10-km long roadside from Beru village to Toupokpi,

Mega camp on PMSMA held in Tamenglong

A mega camp on Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Abhiyaan (PMSMA) was held for the first time at district hospital, Tamenglong on Wednesday.

Voluntary blood donation camp organised

Naorem Youth Library and Development Organisation (NYLDO), PRDA Bishnupur Action Aid LRP Project and JNIMS Blood Bank jointly organised a voluntary blood donation camp alongside

Left parties to launch protest from Oct 10

Left parties of Manipur including CPI, CPI (M), All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) and Revolutionary Socialist Party will carry out protest programmes at different locations in the state on different

Twin bins distributed under Swachhata Hi Seva

As a part of Swachhata Hi Seva campaign under Swachh Survekshan 2020, Twin Bins for 100 per cent Door to Door Collection and Source Segregation of Solid Wastes were distributed to families residing at Ward Number 8,

CM calls for vitalising weaker sections of society

Conveying that the state government has provided grant-in-aid to several aided blind schools and orphanages amounting to Rs 10-12 lakh per year recently;

Foot-over bridge near Kangla gate installed

Of the three foot-over bridges to be constructed in the state capital with Rs 16.6 crore fund sanctioned by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,

Campaign against poppy plantation held in Senapati

An awareness programme against illicit poppy plantation was organised under the auspices of DC and SP Senapati at mini indoor stadium, Senapati on Tuesday.

FTC sentences drug peddler to 13 yrs RI

The fast track court of Special Judge ND&PS on Tuesday sentenced a drug peddler to 13 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) along with a fine of Rs 2 lakh.

Central team to examine state’s drought-loss report

Informing that a ministerial team of the centre will pay an inspection visit to Manipur after the state was declared a drought hit region recently,

Meet on Merger Agreement denounces Centre’s outlook

A public discussion on Manipur Merger Agreement 1949 and Emerging State of Manipuri Community held at Lembakhul village in Senapati district on Tuesday denounced

Poknapham scribe named for “Best Reporter Award”

Poknapham staff reporter Brahmacharimayum Devchandra Sharma has been selected for “Best Reporter Award” 2019

3 more arrested in mob violence case

With three more arrests made on Tuesday, Bishnupur police has so far arrested 14 people in connection with the October 6 mob violence incident which took place at Upokpi Khunou in Bishnupur district.

RSS firm on India as Hindu nation: Bhagwat

 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that the vision and proclamation of the Sangh regarding the identity of the nation is firm that "Bharat is a Hindu Rashtra".

PREPAK dissects ills afflicting Manipur, rues dependency syndrome-I

On the eve of its 42nd raising day which falls on October 9, the proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)

JAC raises posers; accused jailed

Questioning the circumstances under which Thokchom Suraj, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a mirror girl patient,

Dr Manaoton rings alarm bell against dictatorship-like Modi Govt

A seminar on the topic, ‘Life and Philosophy of Rastrapita Mahatma Gandhi’ was organised by Naoriya Pakhanglakpa Block Congress Committee at Indira Gandhi Memorial community hall, Mekola Bazar on Tuesday.

MHRC calls for effective tackling of mob violence

Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) acting chairperson Khaidem Mani has urged the state government for framing new laws or effective implementation of existing ones to deal with the cases of mob violence and mob lynching in the state.

Mega medical camp conducted

A one-day mega medical camp was jointly organised by Bengaluru based NGOs (AAROGYA -SEVA & Sunbird Trust) and RIMS Imphal at the campus of Berean Baptist Academy, Khumji in Noney district on Tuesday.

Three held, drugs worth Rs. 3.13 cr seized

Imphal West commandos apprehended a drug dealer along with 3.136 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 3.13 crore in the international market from Paobitek Mayai Leikai, Imphal West district on Monday around 3 am.

NNPGs ready to conclude talks: Kitovi-(II)

So then leave Nagas of Nagaland alone, let Nagas of Nagaland settle their problem.

Radheshyam inaugurates MIU administrative office

Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam inaugurated the administrative office of Manipur International University (MIU) at Ghari on Tuesday,

ANUL condemns Upokpi mob violence

Apunba Nupi Lup (ANUL) Bishnupur has strongly condemned the mob violence incident that took place at Upokpi Khunou on October 6 while stating that it will take up necessary initiatives to prevent such inhumane incidents in future.

India-Myanmar border sealed after blast

After the IED blast which rocked Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh few days back, Assam Rifles have sealed the Indo-Myanmar Border from 3am Tuesday.

Gifts exchanged between hill &valley

Ahead of Mera Houchongba festival, Chingmeipal Laikan Lup on Tuesday organised a programme for exchanging gifts between the hill and the valley people at Mikolok, Hanjing Chingmei of Heingang hill.

Another body found during rescue operation in Jiri River

The joint search and rescue operation conducted to trace whereabouts of Louriyam Jerry, who went missing after jumping into Jiri River in Kalinagar area, led to the discovery of another body from an area downstream.

District officials, locals briefed on RTI

Manipur Information Commission (MIC) in association with district administration of Noney organised a district level seminar on RTI

Syam, Paban to participate in Yamagata film fest

The Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2019, which will be held from October 10 to 17 will feature 16 documentaries from North East India

Financial literacy prog held at Liyai Khullen

Manipur State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) Limited and ACCORDS under the aegis of NABARD organised a one day financial literacy programme at Liyai Khullen Youth Hall in Senapati district on Monday.

Campaign for protection of Amur Falcon underway

A month-long awareness campaign on protection of Amur Falcon kicked off on Tuesday in Tamenglong district.

Combined team nabs RPF activist

Combined team of Imphal East Police Commandos and 6 AR apprehended an active over ground (OG) member of RPF/PLA during frisking and checking activity at Andro Maringthel area on Sunday.

‘One person commits suicide every 40 seconds’

Indian Psychiatric Society Manipur State Branch secretary Dr S Gojendra has stated that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds in India.

Officials skipping duty under scanner

Rongmei Naga Students’ Organisation, Manipur (RNSOM) has expressed discontentment over the irregular attendance of officers and staff of government departments in Tamenglong and Noney districts.

Stage set for mega army recruitment rally

Preparations are underway for conduct of the army recruitment rally on October 10 at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Luwangsangbam, Imphal East.

Bodies condemn blasts at residential areas

Hill Tribal Council (HTC), Moreh has strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts that took place in Moreh town on October 5 and October 7.

Academy rubbishes fake board certificates allegations

Clarifying that it had not issued any certificates of fake boards to its students; Zenith Academy has refuted the claims that it took money from students for providing the said certificates and termed it as baseless allegations.

PSDC Thoubal celebrates 11th birthday

Private School Development Council (PSDC), Thoubal celebrated its 11th foundation day at Fancier Abhiram Higher Secondary School premises at Thoubal Okram Wangmataba in Thoubal district on Tuesday.

Mob trial to shame couple backfires, 11 held

Even as the government has passed an ordinance against mob violence across the country,

MSCW chief, director (SW) denounce mob violence

Terming the atrocities meted out to a married woman in front of her daughter during an incident that occurred at Upokpi Khunou on Sunday as mob violence,

Biren hopes CAB rejig shields entire NE

While giving reference to the commitment made by Union home minister Amit Shah during his visit to Mizoram recently that

Court dismisses bail plea of Landhoni, daughter

In a key development to the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana, the court of District & Sessions Judge,

Man convicted in sexual assault case

Special Judge (POCSO) Imphal East on Monday convicted one Konjengbam Nipamacha (70) of Heinoukhongnembi in the sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl in August 2015.

TNL cautions on Anglo-Kuki War memorial stones

While asserting that Tangkhul community have no objection to the Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919 commemoration event to be held on October 17,

Need to export products to Myanmar: Biswajit

Observing that the border trade between India and Myanmar is mostly benefiting Myanmar only; textiles,

NNPGs ready to conclude talks: Kitovi

Against the backdrop of government of India mulling to conclude the ongoing Peace Talks with the Naga Political Groups (NPGs),

AR seizes contraband items worth ` 28 crore

Troops of Assam Rifles seized contraband drugs worth Rs 28 crore from a house near Moreh in Tengnoupal district on Saturday.

‘Fight global warming in practice, not only in books’

The problem of global warming and climate change if dealt properly in practice with responsibility beyond rote learning could bring drastic changes, said Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand.

Missing youth feared drowned

A 21-year old youth remains traceless and is feared to have drowned in Jiri River in Kalinagar area in Jiribam district on Monday.

Students warn of shutting down Moirang College

Demanding the authority concerned to sanction approval for conducting examination for BSc Computer Science honours,

Committee demands functional NSU

National Sports University Construction Demand Committee (NSUCDC) , Manipur vice president A Rupaban has urged the authority concerned to appoint Vice Chancellor,

Govt urged to repair Chandel road

Pointing out that the national highway 102 (C) which is also the inter-district road connecting Chandel district headquarters

CCpur villages join Wildlife Week observance

Five remote villages of Churachandpur district joined the 64th Wildlife Week observance which was marked by discussion on forest and wildlife conservation and alternative livelihood.

NCPCR officials to hear child issues in Chandel

Officials of National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will be visiting Chandel district to hear the grievances of the people regarding

Shah calls high-level security meet

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a high-level meeting of the police chiefs of all the states and central armed forces to review the security situation

Article on Chak-hao wins SAJA awards

The exotic black rice of Manipur has found a place of pride in the global platform.

Protests over killing of Bru woman stalls repatriation

Protests over the killing of a Bru woman allegedly by her husband in Mamit district of Mizoram,

RPI chief assists injured scribe

Republican Party of India (RPI), Manipur president and NE general secretary Mahesh Thounaojam on Monday offered monetary assistance to Poknapham reporter Oinam Mission,

Bomb explodes at Moreh

For the second time this month, a bomb went off in an area between Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) office and St George High School in Moreh town on Monday around 9.08 pm.

Moirang ARCS office stormed

Members of several commercial transport organisations of Moirang and nearby areas stormed the office of Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies on Monday demanding to cancel the registration of E-Rickshaw operating in the area.

Sand laden trucks remain stranded for 8 days

At least 35 tipper trucks loaded with sand from Moreh remain stranded near Permanent Motor Vehicles Check Post at Khudengthabi along Imphal-Moreh road since the past eight days.

Rally taken out against drug trafficking, abuse

Yumkhaibam Athletic Development Association (YADA) under the sponsorship of Manipur Friendship Organisation took out a rally on the theme

AJRTDU continues to tax trucks: AMDWA

All Jiribam Road Transport and Drivers’ Union (AJRTDU) continues to collect tax from trucks plying along Imphal-Jiribam road

TBCA event ends with prayer for Naga solution

A congregational mass prayer seeking an early Naga political solution, along with a plethora of devotional services, musical entertainment

Ji Ingobi honoured with Best Inspire Delegates Award

Cyclist activist Ji Ingobi Chingtham was honoured with Best Inspire Delegates Award and Medal during the valedictory function of the Global Goals Model United Nation 3.0 held at Cholapruek Resort,

Welfare scheme drive in Noney district from Oct 14

Noney district administration will conduct special drive to make all concerned aware about PMJAY, CMHT and other welfare schemes

Weeklong RTI observance 2019 begins

 A weeklong observance on Right to Information organised by Manipur Information Commission was inaugurated by Manipur State Planning Board chairman

Kakching police issue advisories for Diwali

Keeping in mind the forthcoming Diwali festival and in order to ensure safe and joyous celebration of the festival,

Illuminating ammo creates panic in Ccpur locality

Much to the surprise of local people, a 51 mm mortar (Illuminating ammunition) used by security forces as illuminating/search light was found at Phailian locality near Don Bosco High School at about 3.30pm Monday.

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Indo-Naga conflict: Meet the Naga women warriors for life

"We have seen our mothers go around and collect the bodies of our fathers and uncles. We don't want a repeat of the situation," says Sawmi Leyri, joint secretary of Naga Mothers' Association (NMA).

Outfit disowns Babysana probe report, claims political hand

The armed KCP-People’s War Group (Marxist Centre) has clarified that the outfit has no connection whatsoever with the press statement issued in the name of the outfit by some surrendered militants regarding the death of Babysana.

Politicians should keep their words: Minister Shyam

CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam, who is also the MLA of Langthabal assembly constituency, inaugurated four waiting sheds constructed under the MLA Local Area Development Fund (LADF) at Langthabal Khoupum on Sunday.

Cleanliness programme conducted

All Round Development Organisation (ARDO), Keirao Makting organised a cleanliness programme in the surroundings of Keirao on Sunday.

Candidates plea for TET exam centre in Jiribam

Candidates for the forthcoming state Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) in Jiribam have appealed to state government to allot an examination centre in the district for their convenience to appear in the test.

UNYPO celebrates foundation day

 United Youths Progressive Organisation (UNYPO), Kakching Chumnang Leikai celebrated its 188th foundation day on Sunday.

AR conducts security meet, fitness event

Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised a security meet at Sawombung Company Operating Base (COB) for members of local meira paibi activists, youth clubs and community leaders.

Kalakshetra begins golden jubilee, Kanhailal remembered

Along with observance of the 3rd Death Anniversary of Padmabhusan Awardee and its founder Heisnam Kanhailal, Kalakshetra Manipur on Sunday kicked off its year-long Golden Jubilee celebration at JN Manipur Dance Academy auditorium.

IAWA Miss Fitness title winner Cherishma feted

Cherishma Leimapokpam, who won the title of Miss Fitness at the Miss and Mrs IAWA India 2019 held at Mumbai on September 28, was warmly felicitated by IAWA Manipur ambassador Ashakiran Konsam at Sangai Hotel, Nagamapal here on Sunday.

Many benefit from ‘Rotary Mega Health Camp’ at Haipi

Hundreds of people from Haipi village and its adjoining areas in Kangpokpi district availed the medical facilities provided during ‘Rotary Mega Health Camp’ organised by Rotary Club of Imphal, at Haipi village on Sunday.

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CAB clause to protect NE from ‘infiltrators’: Shah

Home minister Amit Shah — in separate meetings with Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga, NGOs and civil society organisations in Aizawl on Saturday

Assam Manipuris urge MP Dr Ranjan to oppose CAB

Manipuris in Assam under the aegis of Manipuri Youth Front Assam (MYFA) have urged Lok Sabha MP of Manipur Dr RK Ranjan to oppose CAB among other various demands.

Building bye-laws bar house above 7 storeys

MAHUD minister Th Shyamkumar has announced that the state government has given approval for construction of building having seven storeys against the existing three storeys by amending the Imphal Municipal Council (IMC) Building Bye-laws.

GPRN dubs ‘clashes’ report mischievous

While dismissing the news report about clashes between the NSCN-IM and Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) in Peren district of Nagaland as speculative,

Gaikhangam despises ‘parties’ spewing venom in society

While asserting that killers of Mahatma Gandhi, who advocated wisdom of truth and non-violence, were believer of violence,

Joykisan alleges sluggish probe into Babysana case

Hitting hard at the government over alleged inept handling the case of Ningthoujam Babysana, Thangmeiband MLA Kh Joykisan said that the government shall be solely responsible if the public movement turns into an intense stir.

Screening for Miss Kut 2019 conducted

The first screening test for contestants of the Miss Kut 2019 pageant was conducted by State Level Kut Committee at the Banquet Hall, 1st battalion Manipur Rifles here on Sunday. In all 20 aspirants appeared for the screening.

MANPAC rejects special clause, vows to sustain stir

Thanking the huge public participation in the October 3 protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in response to the call given by MANPAC and NEFIP,

Amit Shah avoids NRC, CAB issues at Mizoram

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday addressed a huge gathering at Mizoram but avoided the issues of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Clashes between NSCN (IM)-ZUF concern Centre

Violent clashes between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Iask-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF),

Hasina raises NRC issue

India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed seven pacts as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina held "productive and comprehensive" talks to further broadbase bilateral ties.

Steps taken to rein in rogue Secretariat employees

Taking serious note of irregular attendance by staffers of the Secretariat, which is the backbone of the state administration, Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu

FBOs told to follow guidelines

Food Safety Administration has informed all food business operators (FBOs) in Imphal West to follow all the instructions and guidelines provided under Food Safety and Security Act 2016,

Drugs worth Rs. 28 cr seized during joint raid

Based on specific inputs, troops of 43 Assam Rifles and Moreh police along with women police personnel raided a house at Moreh on Saturday noon 

Prahlad Singh Patel to inaugurate Shirui Lily Fest

Union tourism minister Prahlad Singh Patel is most likely to inaugurate Shirui Lily festival which will be organised by the state government from October 16 to 19.

KMC rewards plastic collectors

Kakching Municipal Council Saturday presented cash prizes to winners of its plastic waste collection competition which began this month in line with the Centre’s call for curbing single use plastic to reduce pollution caused by plastic wastes.

Awareness on National SC&ST Hub in Manipur held

A one day awareness programme on National Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe Hub in Manipur was held at ADC conference hall, Senapati on Friday.

Discussion on Manipur merger agreement held

A one-day discussion session on ‘Merger Agreement and its impact on present day Manipur society’ was held at the JMC community hall, Babupara, Jiribam, Saturday.

Celebrate Ningol Chakkouba on Oct 29: KCB

Kangleipak Calendar Board (KCB) vice president Dr Moirangthem Surjit has urged the people to celebrate Ningol Chakkouba on October 29, which is the second day of the new moon in the month of Hiyangei (Oct-Nov).

MACR organises Children's Cultural Meet

Manipur Alliance for Child Rights and Child Rights and You (CRY), Kolkata jointly organised the 10th State Level Children’s Cultural Meet under the theme 'Break the silence,

AR rescues accident victims in Ukhrul

An unfortunate accident took place at Jessami road junction in Awang Kasom of Ukhrul district on October 4,

ADC Tamenglong accused of fund swindling

Several social activists based in Tamenglong district have alleged ADC Tamenglong of misappropriating funds sanctioned under 14th Finance Commission

CRAM against projects posing threat to villagers

Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur (CRAM) has expressed concern over the impact of Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Bodies condemn molestation, RIMS clarifies

Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) has strongly condemned the recent case of alleged molestation of a minor girl by a RIMS staffer on the pretext of conducting medical test in a laboratory.

Setback for rebel group, focus now on reshuffle

With central leaders unsupportive of the campaign launched by dissident group since the past few months for replacing chief minister N Biren Singh, the issue of change of leadership in BJP

Party observers to oversee rebellion

Though the rift within the BJP government in the state seems to have been resolved following Wednesday’s meeting between state and central leaders of the party in the national capital,

JAC activists storm court during hearing

Demanding denial of bail to Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School founder cum principal Pheiroijam Landhoni and her daughter Romita,

NMC bats for CET in medical colleges

The government is making concerted efforts to constitute the National Medical Commission (NMC) at the earliest so that some of the major

ATSUM raises posers on MU guest faculty recruitment process

Alleging violation of UGC norms in the recruitment of faculties of Manipur Central University, All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has demanded MU authority to rectify the matter at the earliest.

‘World is united to counter climate change’

Forest and Environment Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar led a tree plantation programme as part of the Green Manipur Mission at Mongjam village under Heingang AC in Imphal East district on Friday.

TBCA to embark on women workforce rise mission

While more and more women are making inroads into different areas of the society, sparse strength of women work force continues to pose a challenge for the Church.

Joint team recovers war like store

Based on specific information, a combined team of Bishnupur district police commando unit and troops of N Khunou battalion (Army) conducted a search operation at Chaiba village at about 7am Friday and recovered a war like store.

Guv to students: Embrace philosophy of respect

Noting that many educators recommend role-play simulation as the best method for experiential learning as it helps students grasp the nuances of thinking, creativity and effective communication skills;

Kangpokpi tops in cultivation of poppy in state

With the detection of an upsurge in illicit poppy cultivation in the state in the recent years, Kangpokpi district undesirably occupies the top spot in terms of illicit cultivation of the ‘King of Narcotics’.

Cops to grill accused; KSA demands stringent action

Even as the police secured five days’ remand of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) lab technician who is facing charge of outraging modesty of a minor girl,

Jiribam vendors protest highway extortion

Women vendors of Jiribam under the aegis of Jiri Ima Keithel Chaokhat Khongthang Lup organised a sit-in protest at Jiri Keithel on Friday decrying the frequent extortion activities along NH 37 in Nungba area.

15 courtiers honoured with ceremonial shawls

In continuation of customary traditions, Angom king Rosoraj Mani on Friday presented ceremonial shawls to fifteen exemplary courtiers of the royal court including those of Tanyeiba Loishang, 

Nutrition month observance concludes, fair winners feted

Valedictory ceremony of the month long Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) conducted under the aegis of Autonomous District Council Sadar Hills,

Manipuri Poetry Day observed at Dimapur

Department of English, St Joseph University, Dimapur observed Manipuri Poetry Day-2019 with a poetry recital programme on Friday. This was a curtain raising programme of the observance to be held on Meragi Purnima (October 13).

AMSU demands swift justice in RIMS case

Strongly condemning the incident of sexual assault on a minor girl by an ECG technician of RIMS hospital, AMSU women’s wing has demanded swift justice to the victim.

Bells sounded as MANPAC kicks off anti-CAB crusade

Registering a strong protest against the centre’s move to enforce the much-debated Citizenship Amendment Bill in the north east states including Manipur by passing the Bill in the Parliament,

Political instability in state lingers on

With the completion of ‘quizzing’ of ministers and MLAs of both the warring sides regarding the change of leadership in state BJP by central leaders,

2 held with Rs. 7.2 crore drugs

Troops of 12 Assam Rifles of Khudengthabi Permanent Motor Vehicles Check Post have apprehended two persons and recovered large quantities of psychotropic drugs worth over Rs 7 crore on Wednesday.

Korean DJ to perform in Manipuri attire

South Korean DJ artiste DJ Soda would be performing in Manipuri traditional dress during Ultra EDM Imphal to be held at HVS Ground, Patsoi in Imphal on Friday.

MPP, CPI state stand on CAB, Naga issue

Manipur People’s Party (MPP) and Communist Party of India (CPI) have expressed vehement opposition against the Union government’s move to enact and implement Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Licypriya bestowed with “Rising Star” title

Young climate activist from Manipur Licypriya Kangujam has been named as the “Rising Star” by Earth Day Network on Wednesday.

ADC-SH, KTC pledge for ‘Plastic Free District’

Keeping up with the tradition of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary as Cleanliness Day every year on October 2,

Consultative workshop on species protection held

A one-day consultative workshop on the theme ‘Protect our species: Role of Civil Society Organisations’ was held at DSSS ground, Mantripukhri on Thursday.

Rock concert for aiding palliative care held

Extending support to the endeavours of Palliative Care Society, Imphal (PCSI) which has been striving to provide physical, psychosocial,

Free treatment, rehab for 90 days: DRUM-P

Drug Rehabilitation Centre Union Manipur-Private (DRUM-P) executive member Keshwarjit Athokpam has informed that the centre would be organising a 90-day long Free

Organic food outlet opens at Khurai keithel

After Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) opened several organic food shops in the state, an organic food outlet named Lakhi Superstore has been opened Thursday at Khurai Lamlong Keithel (bazar).

MANPAC lines up anti-CAB protests starting Oct 3

Continuing with their agitations against the move to enforce Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in north east state against the wish of the people of the region,

High time for political parties to unite on FA: UCM

Censuring the protracted Framework Agreement inked between NSCN (IM) and Government of India through which the outfit is demanding separate flag and constitution for Nagas settling in different parts of north east states,

ANTA affirms total support to FA

Anal Naga Tangpi (ANTA) has affirmed its total support to the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement (FA) signed on August 3, 2015 in New Delhi between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM.

Photo contest winners, elderly citizens honoured

Awards for Sanarik 2019 photo competition were distributed alongside the observance of International Day of Older Persons organised by social welfare department at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, here on Tuesday.

Academy clarifies on joint tribute events

While appreciating Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) for bringing out the matter of commixing the celebration of 123rd birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot with Dr BR Ambedkar in public domain, Dalit Sahitya Academy,

CM vows relentless fight against drug menace

Chief minister N Biren has expressed the need for an effective collaboration and co-operation between agencies, communities and countries towards the shared objective of a drug free society for generations to come.

PWG shares probe findings, bans school

While reiterating that the outfit is unable to keep silent on the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana in view of public sentiments on the issue and government’s inaction in delivering fair justice,

Development deficit plaguing Phungyar villages

The word 'development' remains only an 'ignis fatuus' for the poor inhabitants of many villages in Phungyar sub-division and the reason is as close as one could possibly assume.

Cleanliness, sanitation integral part of daily life: Shyamkumar

The state is all geared up to pay homage to the ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi by observing National Cleanliness Day in commemoration of his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday.

Wildlife Week kicks off in Kangpokpi

The 64th Wildlife Week celebration organised by Kangpokpi forest division under the theme ‘The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands’ commenced from Tuesday at Parizeau Maranatha Academy (PMA) Kangpokpi town.

Drug peddler convicted, sentence hearing on Oct 8

The Special Judge NDPS (Fast Track Court) on Tuesday convicted one Md Suhabuddin (40), s/o Md Nizamuddin of Lilong Tairel Makhong,

Death Anniv of Rajarshi Bhagyachandra observed

Govindajiee Temple Board and Karta Bhagyachandra Parishad jointly observed the 221st Death Anniversary of Rajarshi Bhagyachandra at Shree Shree Govindajee Temple here Tuesday.

AMUCO aids in formation of NUCO

With the stated objective of strengthening the people’s movement as and when the state faces challenging situations and issues,

CM calls for celebrating Irabot Day together

While stating that state government stepped in to embrace Irabot and celebrated Irabot Day at the state level from this year after different groups

Dr Heptulla for joint fight against illicit trafficking

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla inaugurated International Conference cum Workshop on Comprehensive Approach to Combating Illicit Trafficking of Afghan Opiates

CM promises upgrade of NIT Manipur

Chief minister N Biren has assured that he will mount pressure on Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry for ameliorating the condition of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Manipur so as to make the institute to function effectively.

Poknapham scribe Sonia awarded

Like in other parts of the state, the 123rd birth anniversary of Jananeta Hijam Irawat was celebrated by Irawat Celebration Committee (ICC) at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen,

PPCM gives clarion call for unity in integrity issue

Protection and Preservation Committee Manipur (PPCM) convener Jitendra Ningomba has called upon different CSOs in the state to face any threat to the state’s integrity with a united stand though they are pursuing different objectives and facing different issues.

Final solution to political crisis likely on Oct 2

The final solution to the ongoing political crisis within the BJP government is likely to arrive on October 2.

KSA fumes over Dr Ambedkar photo at Irabot’s tribute event

Taking strong exception to placing of Dr BR Ambedkar’s photo alongside the portrait of Jananeta Hijam Irabot at the ‘Yearlong Observance of Hijam Irawat and Bharat Ratna Awardee Baba Saheb Dr BR Ambedkar 2019’

Man’s 18-yr crusade against dog meat consumption

A dog is human's best friend, and there are hundreds of reasons to prove it. But when humans kill their best friends for meat,

CAB a time bomb for NE: MANPAC

Describing the centre’s move to implement the much-debated Citizenship Amendment Bill in the north east as a ploy to erase the indigenous people of the region,

Tribal Food Melas mark culmination of Nutrition Month

Tribal food melas that showcased traditional tribal cuisine, especially dishes and beverages prepared with locally grown organic and nutritious grains and vegetables,

Declamation contest held in Chandel

Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Chandel organised a district level declamation contest on ‘Patriotism and Nation Building’ at DRDA Hall, DC Office Complex Chandel on Monday.

ADC Chandel chairman celebrates one year in office

ADC Chandel chairman D Ringo Lamkang celebrated completion of one year as the chairman of the council in a function held at his native village New Chayang on Monday.

Pre-recruitment training underway

Units of 26 Sector Assam Rifles have been conducting recruitment rally training from August at Chandel, Moreh and Moltuk area to prepare the local youths for the upcoming recruitment rally of Indian Army and Assam Rifles.

Poshan Maah cycle rallies organised

ICDS Project Lilong organised a cycle rally as part of National Nutrition Month on Monday. CDPOs, supervisors and Anganwadi workers under the institution participated in the rally.

Trust mulls Irabot memorial at birth, death places

Jananeta Hijam Irabot Memorial Charitable Trust advisor Ng Nongyai has mooted the idea of constructing a memorial complex of Hijam Irabot having library

AR under HM will adversely impact China border vigil: Army

The Army has red flagged a proposal by the Home Ministry to bring the Assam Rifles under its operational control,

CSOs likely to protest Amit Shah's visit

Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to face protest during his visit to Mizoram’s capital Aizawl on October 5. Shah is scheduled to visit the Mizoram state capital to hold discussions on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

AMUCO extends help to Makhan fire victims

All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) reached out to victims of Makhan incident which occurred on September 17.

Cong: Imposing uniform life, culture by BJP unacceptable

Maintaining that India is a land of unity in diversity with various cultures, races, languages and religions adorning the largest democracy in the world,

Manorama bags pageant sub-titles

Yumnam Manorama of Manipur won two sub-titles in Mistress India Earth-2019 and emerged winner in one category of the pageant organised by Aviva Group at ITC Hotel, New Delhi on Saturday.

Suresh Huidrom awarded for ‘Peace Museum’

Suresh Huidrom has added yet another prestigious plaudit to his tally of many globally recognised trophies as “The Imphal Peace Museum” at Maibam Lotpa Ching,

Time management must for development: Shyam

Asserting that proper and effective management of time is a must for development of a society, CAF&PD minister Karam Shyam encouraged youth

RNBA Churches hold women’s day

The 34th Women's Day of Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (RNBA) was celebrated on Sunday in all the RNBA churches in Manipur and Assam.

CCpur town cleansed ahead of Irabot Day

In connection with observance of the 123rd birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot, around 200 members of Meetei Youth Organisation (MYO) and Ima Leimaren Apunba Lup carried out a mass social work under the theme 'Lets Clean Manipur' on Sunday.

ISSA celebrates 6th foundation day

International Sanamahi Students’ Association (ISSA), Kangleipak celebrated its 6th foundation day at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound here on Sunday.

Councillors rebuked for false report to police

Three councillors of Moirang Municipal Council have been denounced for allegedly feeding false report to police leading to arrest of a senior citizen,

Medical, scheme enrolment camp conducted

As part of the month long observance of Ayushman Bharat Pakhwada & Rashtriya Poshan Maah, a free medical camp cum enrolment for PMJAY

After a lull, JCILPS to monitor migrant inflow

In sync with the state assembly passing the Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018 which seeks to regulate entry and exit of non-locals into the state,

NSCN (IM)-GoI peace talks put state in jeopardy: UCM

Recalling the merger of several organisations with the sole objective of protecting the territorial integrity of Manipur from various potential threats,

Talk to resolve 'crisis' in state today

BJP national president Amit Shah would be meeting chief minister N Biren, works minister Th Biswajit and 

TDC petitions PM over poor bridge job

Transportors and Drivers’ Council (TDC) has petitioned the Prime Minister over slow progress of construction of the new Barak and Makru bridges along Imphal-Jiribam (NH-37)

Gaikhangam ridicules infighting within BJP Govt

Instead of serving people, most of the ministers and MLAs of the BJP led government in the state are camping at New Delhi and lobbying central leaders for their own benefits.

Men held for circulating obscene video

Two persons who circulated objectionable video clippings of a couple on a WhatsApp group have been arrested by Cyber Crime police station. The arrested persons have been identified as Kshetrimayum Kelvin Singh,

CCSK to commemorate first sitting of Manipur assembly

Committee of Civil Societies of Kangleipak (CCSK) would be commemorating the day when the first sitting of the Legislative Assembly of independent Manipur was held.

Heart diseases among youth increasing: Dr Kala

With prevalence of heart diseases among the youth increasing day by day, India is experiencing an epidemic level proportion in terms of death related with heart diseases.

‘Family, society integral parts of teaching learning process’

Asserting that family and society apart from schools are integral part of teaching-learning process that makes a man whole,

Events organised as plastic-free campaign intensifies

Ahead of the October 2 deadline set for total prohibition on single used plastics, various events are being organised and planned for conduct in the coming days.

Campaigns launched ahead of Wildlife Week observance

Month-long campaigns consisting of different events have been kicked off at Chiulon and Khangjaron villages in Tamenglong district on Saturday in connection with 64th Wildlife Week observance.

Sensitisation programme on schemes conducted

Thoubal district administration organised a convergent programme and sensitisation on ‘Poshan Maah, Swachhata Hi Seva, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ at the counting hall of DC office complex, Thoubal on Saturday.

World Suicide Prevention Day observed

District Mental Health Programme, District Health Society, Chandel observed the 17th World Suicide Prevention Day under the theme “Working together to prevent Suicide” at South East Manipur College,

Double honour for state baker Michelle

Imphal-based Michelle’s Sweet Temptation proprietor Michelle Salam has bagged the Cream Cake award as well as the title of Top Ten Cake Masters at different national level events held recently at Mumbai.

Saikot hosts 2nd Sizo Festival

Sizo Festival Organising Committee in collaboration with Hmar Youth Association (HYA), Saikot branch organised the 2nd Sizo Festival, 2019 from 11.30 am on Saturday at Saikot SDO office complex.

Registrar cautions non-functioning societies

Asserting that non-functioning cooperative societies are affecting the opportunities of several active societies in the state, registrar of cooperative societies Robert Singh Kshetrimayum

CM moots tourist spot in all ACs, vows Noney facelift

As the state joined the rest of the world in celebrating 39th World Tourism Day on Friday, chief minister N Biren has announced

JAC threatens to take Babysana case to SC

Peeved with the alleged government’s failure to hand over Babysana’s case to the CBI till date despite repeated appeals made, the JAC constituted against the suspicious death of the minor student has pledged to take the case to the Supreme Court to get fair justice.

Shah summons state trio to resolve rebellion

The cliff-hanger that remains in the political crisis within the BJP government in the state is likely to be resolved on Sunday with BJP national leaders eyeing to resolve the matter once and for all to bring political stability in the state.

NEFIP to take CAB issue to UNO , protests across NE from Oct 3

In condemnation of the bid of the central government to implement the disputed Citizenship Amendment Bill in the north east states,

22 varieties showcased at 2nd Ukhrul Chayote Squash Fest

Perhaps, many people in Manipur have no idea what Ukhrul-grown chayote squash tastes like, unless one has lived or visited this small hilly township which has a temperately cold climate.

Don’t dare to disturb hills-valley integrity: AMUCO

Along with holding the 11th general body meeting of All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO), oath taking ceremony for the newly elected office bearers of the organisation for the term 2019-21 was held at its Kwakeithel office here on Friday.

Apple's iPhone 11 series launched in state

M/S Sanmati Traders, the only Apple authorised retailer in Manipur, launched the iPhone 11 series of iPhone in the state on Friday in the presence of Kakching AC MLA Y Surchandra.

Families affected by Makhan carnage cry for justice

Twenty-five families, who were affected in the arson act committed by suspected members of Northern Maram People’s Organisation on September 17,

5 cops accused in fake encounter case surrender before court

Five Manipur police personnel who were charge-sheeted by CBI in connection with the killing of a man in an alleged fake encounter in 2010 surrendered before the court of CJM Imphal West Friday but the court released them after all five executed PR bond of Rs 50,000 each and surety of the equal amount.

Hindi language identity of one India: Radheshyam

Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam has stated that Hindi is not only the national language of the country but it is also the identity of one India and like the thread in a garland that holds a variety of flowers; Hindi brings closeness among the Indians.

Cleanliness drives under Swachhata Hi Seva organised

Autonomous District Council (ADC) Chandel in association with tribal affairs & hills department organised a cleanliness drive as part of Swachhata Hi Seva under the theme ‘Plastic Waste Management’ at Japhou Bazar in Chandel district on Friday.

ADC CCpur organises Tribal Food Mela

Autonomous District Council (ADC), Churachandpur organised Tribal Food Mela-2019 under Poshan Abhiyan at the Conference Hall of ADC Ccpur office from 3pm Friday.

ADC Sadar Hills thanks ministry for nutrition mission

Autonomous District Council, Sadar Hills has expressed gratitude to Ministry of Tribal Affairs for its concern over the implementation of National Nutrition Mission in the state, Kangpokpi district in particular.

World Suicide Prevention Day observed

District Mental Health Programme, District Health Society, Imphal West on Friday observed World Suicide Prevention Day on the theme, ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ at Imphal Public School, Canchipur.

AR conducts educational tour to Peace Memorial

Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised an educational tour for the students of Oinam Girls High School, to India Peace Memorial and Museum at Maibam Lokpaching on Friday.

Cabinet okays 6th pay scale for aided teachers

A state cabinet meeting convened at the cabinet hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday morning has approved implementation of 6th pay commission for teachers of government aided schools.

Dr Ranjan urges for cancer institute in state

Member of Parliament (MP) from Manipur Dr RK Ranjan has proposed to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology and 

NMPO accuses Govt of backing encroachers

Reacting to the government of Manipur’s assertion that those involved in dismantling of illegal houses and structures that were constructed after encroaching into Maram ancestral land near Marek-Karii (Stream)

Medical team probes mysterious disease

Tipaimukh MLA Dr Chaltonlien Amo has said that the medical team sent to Henchungpunjee village reached the interior village in Pherzawl district and

JAC hoists Black flag in Babysana’s remembrance

Paying homage to Ningthoujam Babysana Chanu, who was found dead hanging inside the hostel of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School,

FEGOCTA suspends strike

Follwing an understanding reached during a meeting with education minister and education department officials, Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA),

CPI pitches for approval to Manipur People’s Bill

Asking the BJP-led NDA government at the centre to press the President of the country to give assent to the Manipur People’s Bill-2018 which was passed unanimously by the state Assembly at the earliest,

Swachhta Hi Seva, Poshan Maah underway in Ccpur

Over 100 kg of plastic waste have been collected at the plastic collection centre set up by Autonomous District Council, Churachandpur (ADCC) 

Memorial speeches, floral tributes mark Irabot anniversary events

Floral tributes, recounting his indomitable spirit in fighting for the rights of the downtrodden people and contributions made towards reforming the society marked the 68 death anniversary observance functions of Lamyanba Irabot by different organisations on Thursday.

Irawat memorial march past competition held

In connection with observance of the 123rd birth anniversary of Jananeta Hijam Irawat, the 18th Local Level March-Past Competition was conducted at Ningthoukhong Bazar on Thursday.

CIPET rallies against littering

Staff, teachers and students of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Imphal carried out an awareness rally against littering around its campus at Takyelpat here on Thursday.

DFO briefs scribes on deforestation

The newly deputed District Forest Officer (DFO), Churachandpur N Ganesh (IFS) met Churachandpur based media persons and held an interaction at his office chamber from 11.30 am on Thursday.

Joykumar underlines role of microenterprises

Graduation ceremony of the two-year long ‘Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihood through Graduation Model (GM)’

ADC-SH organises medical camp, plants saplings

As part of the ongoing Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) in the district, Autonomous District Council (ADC),

Govt College teachers demand 7th CPC implementation, stage sit-in

Demanding implementation of the 7th UGC Pay and Regulation, 2018 for government college teachers; Federation of Government College Teachers’

AR organises Educational Drive on Skill Development

Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised an educational drive on National Skill Development Mission at Combine School, Lansambi Bazaar on Thursday. According to a PRO IGAR (S) release,

Two hill MLAs in slugfest over CM’s replacement

Days after three rebel BJP MLAs met Governor Dr Najma Heptulla in the national capital urging her intervention in their political campaign for replacement of chief minister N Biren by another competent leader,

RIMS X-ray machine sealed, 10 others under scanner

At a time when the state government has been pressing the centre to elevate Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to the status of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB),

CM commits to restore Shillong Rajbari, mum on IM fury

Chief Minister N Biren has informed the people that an official team will be sent to Shillong soon in an endeavour to assess and resolve the issue of land encroachment at Manipur Rajbari in the capital city of Meghalaya and pave the way for its early renovation.

Union minister assures to address state issues

Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale has assured that Central government will look into demands put up by Manipur government regarding social justice and empowerment.

PLA’s 41st Raising Day celebrated widely: RPF

The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) on Wednesday said that the 41st Raising Day of its armed wing People’s Liberation Army 

Angola backs Licypriya’s green world campaign

Seven-year-old child climate activist from the state, Licypriya Kangujam created a new history in Africa by gathering over 50,000 children and youth in solidarity with her climate change movement for the first time in Angola giving a big alarm to world leaders to take climate actions.

Minister Biswajit urges for efficient water usage

In connection with the 103rd Death Anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Intellectual Forum of North East organised a one-day policy dialogue on the topic,

AMGSU celebrates foundation day, distributes prizes

All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union celebrated its 52nd foundation day at Charhajare community hall on Wednesday during which winners of the 2nd State Level Written Quiz Competition held on September 8 were felicitated.

Assn to appeal to PM, Guv over job denial

Newly Appointed PWD Employees’ Association-2016 president Y Chandrasekhar has stated that the Association would be making complaints to the Prime Minister and the Governor of Manipur,

Awareness on nutrition month conducted

As a part of the observance of Rashtriya Posha Maah under Poshan Abhiyan, a mass awareness campaign for pregnant women and

TBCA meet to dissect feminine role in contemporary Christian society

Think of Eve, the first woman in the Bible. When she believed the lies of Satan, she influenced Adam to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Because of Eve, they both broke God's command.

‘Three months’ for solution an ultimatum to Nagas: Muivah

There is already a huge problem now in the Naga peace process and the ‘three months’ deadline for resolving the issue is an ultimatum served to Nagas by the Government of India, disclosed by NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.

Awards testimony of good governance: CM

Chief Minister N Biren Singh has contended that although the two and half years old BJP-led government did not build any large buildings,

“No problems within party”

Chief Minister N Biren has denied any problems within the state BJP but stated that discussions are being held with the Centre with regard to reshuffling of the cabinet.

Ukhrul police bare facts on missing cases

Against the backdrop of a series of missing person reports creating panicky situation across the district, Ukhrul District Police Department has come up with the ground realities surrounding the incidents,

Sexual assault case: Man sentenced, tutor convicted

The Court of Special Judge, POCSO, Imphal West has sentenced one Paul Kamei, who was found guilty in the sexual assault of a minor girl, to five years rigorous imprisonment.

Manipur among Krishi Karman winners

Manipur is the winners of Krishi Karman award for the year 2017-18 and the state will receive the award in overall foodgrain production category.

Security forces recover stashed arms

A joint team of 43 Assam Rifles led by Major Rajiv and Moreh Commando led by OC Hemachand along with

Five held with Rs 41 cr heroin, WY

The special cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested three people with 10 kilograms of heroin while security forces stationed in Moreh town apprehended three persons and recovered huge quantities of World is Yours (WY) tablets from their possession.

Politicians, media part of a larger conspiracy: Chaoren

On the occasion of 41st Raising Day of its armed wing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which falls on September 25, the proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF)

Robert Naorem bags best designer award

Making the state proud, acclaimed fashion designer Robert Naorem has bagged the Best Designer Award for his collection christened “Ima” showcased at the world famous clothing trade show Milan Fashion Week held semi-annually in Italy.

Attaining success grim sans respect for elders: Letpao

Stating that one’s ultimate happiness lies in helping others, and not in acquisition of wealth and properties for personal comfort, Youth Affairs and Sports minister Letpao Haokip

Awareness prog on illicit poppy cultivation held

Alarmed by widespread poppy cultivation carried out in hill areas of the state, the district administration of Churachandpur and district police in collaboration

India to host Asian Boxing C’ships in November-December this year

India will host the Asian Boxing Championships for men and women in November-December this year, the national federation revealed on Monday,

Nutrition month observed in Noney

As a part of month long observance of Rashtriya Poshan Maah (nutrition month) under Poshan Abhiyan, a community awareness programme on the topic

AIMS warns against unfair distribution of LPG cylinders

While urging authority concerned to look into unconventional distribution of LPG refills by distributors/dealers in the state,

MLA Awangbou cautions work agencies

“I will not spare the incompetent contractors and engineers who neglect their duty in the construction of roads in my assembly constituency”, declared Tamei MLA Awangbou Newmai.

DG AR flags off Sikkim tour of NE organic farmers

Director General of Assam Rifles Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan flagged off the first ever organic farming tour conducted under the Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme.

JCILPS asks EVP officials to delete non-local voters

Asserting that getting enlisted in the electoral roll is the easiest way of taking over the political power of a region and assimilation of the local indigenous people,

Exclude bogus voters or face action: CM Biren tells BLOs

In the backdrop of National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in Assam which aimed at identifying and deporting illegal migrants living in the state,

FEGOCTA stir over 7th pay begins today

With the state government failing to give a positive response to the long-standing demand for implementation of 7th Pay and Regulations for college and university teachers till date,

3 rebel MLAs meet Guv

Taking forward the political crusade propelled by a group of rebel BJP MLAs for replacement of chief minister N Biren by another competent leader,

No Hindu will be expelled post-NRC: RSS chief

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has assured Hindus whose names are missing from the national register of citizens (NRC) that their exclusion from the list will not mean their expulsion from the country.

Centre will pass CAB in November, says Himanta

Assam finance minister and convener of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the Centre will introduce the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the parliament in November and will ensure it is passed.

Dr Lorho calls for promoting harmonious co-existence

Outer Manipur MP Dr Lorho S Pfoze launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) at Daili village in Kangpokpi district on Monday.

No state official at e-vehicle training hosted by Centre

Officials of the state transport department failed to attend the workshop cum training on ‘Electric Vehicle for Future Urban Mobility – Challenges and Opportunities’ hosted by the ministry of road transport and highways at six different locations with the objective to bring about e-vehicle revolution in the country within a short period.

LPG autos banned

Announcing ban on operation of LPG driven auto-rickshaws in the state with immediate effect, the Directorate of Transport has advised Enforcement Wing attached to the district transport officers and 

State youth to address Global Peace Summit

In a remarkable feat, Rajesh Ningombam of Singjamei Khongnangpheidekpi, Imphal West district has been selected to take part in the Global Peace Summit to be held at Kurdistan,

‘Miss Lily’ to showcase feminine beauty for social cause

Packed with an incentive towards raising a myriad of social issues, 'Miss Lily' pageant is all set to take place in this year's edition of the forthcoming state-level Shirui Lily Festival to be held in October in Ukhrul district.

NSF appeals for support to Delhi mass rally

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has appealed to the students, youth and entire Naga populace to show their support and participate in the upcoming mass peace rally to be staged in the national capital on September 25.

Minister Shyam bats for reversing brain-drain trend

Along with launching ‘E-Thabak’, an application developed by LMP Technology Private Ltd to provide the latest job recruitment news and employment opportunities on Monday,

Dolaithabi dam concerns Saikul CSOs, ADC member

Civil society organisations of Saikul Gamkai and a member of ADC Sadar Hills have drawn the attention of Chief Minister N Biren Singh towards the ‘unrest’ situation besetting Saikul area as a consequence of rising water level of Dolaithabi Barrage at Dolaithabi.

Declamation contest on patriotism and nation building held

Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ukhrul organised a district level declamation contest on the topic “Patriotism & Nation Building’ at Ukhrul Higher Secondary School on Monday.

Awareness on quality seeds for organic agriculture held

District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Chandel and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Chandel in association with Alumni Association of Agriculture College, Imphal organised a one-day awareness programme on ‘Quality Seeds for Organic Agriculture’ at Hanatham village in Chandel district on Monday.

IPL 2020: Sourav Ganguly hints at postponement of tournament

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has hinted at the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020

First anniv of PMJAY celebrated in Tamenglong

Tamenglong district joined in the country-wide celebration of the first anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in a function held at the district hospital at Duigailong, Tamenglong on Monday.

MU research scholars demand fellowship payment

Non-NET research scholars of Manipur University on Monday carried out a sit-in protest inside the university campus at Canchipur here demanding payment of fellowship.

‘BJP scheming to erase NE indigenes via CAB’

Referring to the recent announcement made by BJP-led NDA government at the centre that the disputed Citizenship Amendment Bill which will enable minority communities coming from neighbouring

NMPO dubs Makhan land grabbers, demands action

Accusing Makhan of encroaching on both Maram’s territory and government land by illegally constructing a ground and a community hall inside the campus of Maram Horticulture Farm, Northern Maram People’s Organisation (NMPO)

Kamson Group expelled, statements baseless: ZUF

Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) home secretary James Kamei has stated that the press release issued to local dailies on September 20 and 21 in the name of its chairman Raitu Chawang had no approval of the chairman and is invalid.

Naga issue, CAB serious threat to state: Dr Manaoton

Asserting that the threat posed to Manipur in trying to solve the Naga issue cannot be undermined, MPCC member Dr S Manaoton has called upon the people of the state to stay alert and be ready to face any eventualities.

AIMS pulls up man for duping students

A man who collected Rs 5.54 lakh from parents of 27 students residing in different parts of Bishnupur district by giving false promise of getting admission at Navodaya Vidyalaya has been pulled up by volunteers of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS).

TDC warns IOCL of legal action

Transporters and Drivers’ Council (TDC) has warned of seeking legal help if Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) continues to flout the regulations mentioned in the tender regarding contract for transporting LPG in the state.

Body justifies plea to set innocent persons free

Contending that it is the standard norm in a democratic country to demand for the release of innocent persons and award of befitting punishment to the guilty;

Campaigns underway to create awareness on central projects

District administration of Bishnupur, Manipur Pollution Control Board and District Water and Sanitation Committee of PHED jointly organised a drive on cleanliness,

State Museum, Rotary Club conduct painting competitions

As part of the golden jubilee celebration of Manipur State Museum to be held on Monday, a state level painting competition for students reading in Class III up to Class XII was conducted at the State Museum complex here on Sunday wherein around 160 students participated.

Inferno destroys grocery shop, household items

A grocery shop located at Kakching Ward number 7 has been destroyed beyond redemption when a fire broke out around 1:30 am Sunday.

VDF unit begins mega tree plantation prog

SP Thoubal Dr S Ibomcha launched a two-day mega tree plantation programme organised by Thoubal District VDF Welfare Association under the theme ‘A tree for the future, respect the tree and save its future’ from the SP office at Khangabok in Thoubal district on Sunday.

Tarpan tribute paid to canal developers

As a part of the ongoing tarpan rituals, members of the Kakching-based History Society and Ithei Committee offered floral tributes at two different places near Pallel in remembrance of those elders of Kakching who played a pivotal role in the development of Ithei Maru Dam and Kakching Ithei.

State’s progressive farmers attend training programme

Progressive farmers of Manipur were among 21 agricultural workers who took part in a six-day inter-state farmers’ training programme conducted at Experimental Farm, Hawalbagh of ICAR-VPKAS, Almora from September 15.

Kakching to host Mao Keithel on Tuesday

 Several organisations led by Kakching Municipal Council and Mao Imphal Market Coordination Committee would be hosting Mao Market at Kakching Super Market No. 1 shed, which has been reserved for non-licensed vendors, on Tuesday.

Paswan assures FCI depot in every NE district

Assuring to set up FCI depot in every district of all northeast states, union minister of consumer affairs, food & public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has stressed the need for upgrading technology of the Centre’s One Nation One Card target for ensuring easy and inclusive access to PDS items.

State income doubled under BJP Govt: CM

Conveying that a new programme christened ‘Stand-Up Manipur’ will be launched soon under 'Start-up Manipur' scheme for which the government is sanctioning Rs 30 crore annually with the aim of providing soft loans to SC, ST,

CM orders no pay for absentee employees

Chief minister N Biren paid a surprise visit to the secretariat office on Saturday around 1.30 pm and found a whopping number of 223 employees absent from duty.

Repentance galore as CSOs decry ‘Merger Agreement’

Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) in association with United Peoples’ Front (UPF) organised a discussion on the topic, ‘Merger Agreement, 1949 Manipur and India’ at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound here Saturday.

CAB will be passed soon: Ram Madhav

People migrating from neighbouring countries and taking refuge in India due to religious persecution, shall be granted Indian citizenship, said BJP national secretary Ram Madhav in Silchar on Friday evening.

Visit of patients to RIMS MTC low: Nodal Officer

State Nodal Officer Dr Roji has stated that the number of patients visiting the Model Treatment Centre (MTC) opened at RIMS under the National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP) is quite low compared to the numbers estimated initially.

Makhan rage: CM calls for peaceful settlement

Noting that tension prevailing in Makhan and Maram areas in Senapati district due to a land dispute has been causing severe inconveniences to the civilian population, 

Shillong meet legitimises demand for pre-merger status

A day-long discussion on Manipur’s history when it existed as one of the sovereign nations in the southeast Asian region and its present-day situation was held at Meghalaya state capital Shillong on Saturday.

Strike hits normal life across state

Normal life was thrown out of gear in the state on account of the 24-hour general strike called by National Revolutionary Front of Manipur (NRFM) against the ‘forceful’ annexation of Manipur to the Union of India by signing Merger Agreement on September 21, 1949.

Cross country race, rally highlight welfare schemes

District Administration of Thoubal organised a cross country race that covered various parts of the district to raise awareness among the public on the myriad of schemes launched by Government of India for the benefit of its citizens.

Diagnostic centre assures efficient service

Describing as regrettable that some customers raised hue and cry on Friday over some delay in processing results of tests conducted at Krsnaa Diagnostic Centre operating at Thoubàl District Hospital, 

Kids' Foundation wins best school award

Kids' Foundation, Ghari has been bestowed with the award of ‘Best Emerging School in Manipur 2019’ at the National Education Leadership Award 2019, held at Kolkata on September 15.

Thamlapokpi PS upgraded, ADC hall inaugurated

Along with the upgrading of Thamlapokpi Primary School, which is under ADC Chandel, to the status of a junior high school, a new building of the school constructed under 3rd phase of 2016-17 funding was inaugurated on Saturday.

Edibles donated to elderly citizens

Alzheimer’s & Related Disorder Society of India, Manipur Chapter and National Alliance for Elderly People’s Livelihood Research Advocacy 

India, Myanmar organise joint cleanliness drive

Security personnel, district administration and CSOs of India’s Moreh and Myanmar’s Tamu jointly carried out a cleanliness drive at the no man’s land starting from border gate no. 2 to Tamil Temple on Saturday.

KSA accuses BSEM of commercialising education

At a time when concerted efforts are being made by student bodies and civil society organisations to bring quality education in the state, Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) has been trying to commercialise education,

SYO celebrates raising day with sports meet

Simte Youth Organisation (SYO) organised its 10th raising day cum sports meet at the organisation’s hall in Churachandpur district on Saturday.

AR conducts village chiefs’ conclave

Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles organised a conclave for chiefs, secretaries and members from different villages of Chandel district at Chandel on Saturday 21.

Single use plastics banned in Bishnupur

Single use plastics and other plastic products below 50 microns have been banned in areas under the jurisdiction of Bishnupur Municipal Council with immediate effect.

Meira Paibis threaten stir over fund misuse

Serving September 30 as deadline for recovering and utilising the misappropriated funds for several developmental projects in Moirang assembly constituency, 

Ranjita Sarkar to receive Kunjamohan Award

Ranjita Sarkar from West Bengal would be honoured with Nongthombam Kunjamohan Translation Award by Sahitya Thoupang Lup during the celebration of International Translation Day at JN Manipur Dance Academy here on September 30.

80-year old man repairs Jiribam road from own source

Though very rare, sometimes we come across people who dedicate their life totally to the welfare of the public using their own available resources just for the sake of serving the people.

UCM fears GoI aiding dissident MLAs to solve Naga issue

Suspecting handiwork of the central government in the quest for leadership change in the BJP-led coalition government in the state, which has been marred by instability following the bid by rebel MLAs to earn ministerial berths;

Nemcha Kipgen urges Centre to extend RGY across state 

Social welfare and cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen has urged union minister of social justice and empowerment Dr Thawarchand Gehlot to extend the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) scheme across the state by covering the remaining 10 districts.

Manipur Startup Conclave begins today

Planning Department has advised all the shortlisted startups of Revenue Stage, ESS and Idea Stage under Manipur Startup-II to attend the two-day Manipur Startup Conclave 2019 commencing from September 20.

Be eyes and ears of police: SP Ibomcha to public

SP Thoubal Dr S Ibomcha has called upon the public to extend cooperation to the police in the drive against drugs and alcohol while appealing to all to be eyes and ears of the police to make the drive a successful one.

Tension grips Maram Bazaar

Tension erupted again at Maram Bazaar as families affected by the Makhan Khuman incident of September 17 tried to erect tents at the same spot of the vandalised houses near the bridge with materials provided for relief on Thursday.

Ukhrul denizens fast, pray for honourable solution

In a historic manifestation of love and unity, thousands of people drawn from various inter-denominational churches as well as from across the entire social spectrum of Tangkhul community converged in Ukhrul town for a two-day mass prayer fasting summit to seek divine blessings for an honourable final solution to the Naga political issue.

Licypriya urges African leaders to fight global warming

Licypriya Kangujam, a seven year-old Indian schoolgirl and climate activist from Manipur met President of Namibia Hage Geingob on the side-lines of UNESCO Partners’ Forum at Luanda, Angola on Wednesday.

Cheque for local area development works disbursed

Oinam MLA Laishram Radhakishore distributed cheque for executing 23 different projects in Oinam assembly constituency under MLA’s Local Area Development Fund in a function held at the mini secretariat conference hall of DC office complex, Bishnupur on Thursday.

Seva Saptaha free medical camp held

As part of the week-long Seva Saptaha observance, a one-day free medical camp was organised at Monglienphai village in Singhat assembly constituency of Churachandpur district Thursday.

AR conducts medical camp, security meet

Nambol Company Operating Base (COB) of Tulihal Battalion 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised a medical camp at Waheng Khuman village on Thursday to reach out to the local populace, render all possible assistance and as a contribution towards ensuring well being of one and all.

Miscreants torch 18 houses at Maram Khuman

In a land dispute related incident, 18 houses occupied by Makhan Khuman villagers (Mao Makhan) in Senapati district located near the bridge situated between Maram and Makhan were burnt down by suspected Northern Maram villagers early Tuesday morning.

All out efforts to nab accused: CM

Chief Minister N Biren has assured that police have been trying to nab the culprits involved in the Makhan incident of burning down several houses on Tuesday morning.

Faculty shortage dogs Pettigrew College

Regarded as the second oldest government college in Manipur, William Pettigrew College in Ukhrul district has been in the news lately but for all the wrong reasons.

CM Biren inspects progress of sports facilities

Chief minister N Biren assessed progress of various sports infrastructure development works on Wednesday.

Officials warned against issuance of fake license

Expressing serious concern over the threat of illegal migrants the state is facing, chief minister N Biren has asked transport department officials to strictly scrutinise identities of applicants before issuing driving license and also check import of cheap pre-owned vehicles to the state.

Sonia listed for award

Irabot Celebration Committee has announced that this year’s ‘Thiyam Meghachandra Award’ instituted by the committee and presented every year on Irabot Day on September 30 will be given to Poknapham daily’s reporter Sonia Sorensangbam.

MP exhorts youth to undergo training in bamboo technology

Bamboo Forum of India observed the World Bamboo Day on the theme, ‘Bamboo for Sustainable Development Goals’ at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound here Wednesday.

ADC-SH donates for waiting shed of district hospital

ADC Sadar Hills donated money for construction of a waiting shed at the In-Patient Department of District Hospital, Kangpokpi on Tuesday in connection with the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

24-hour shutdown in Moirang, CrPC clamped

A 24-hour total shutdown was called at Moirang on Wednesday to protest the arrest of Moirang MLA P Sharatchandra’s personal secretary Hemam Boyai Singh (51),

KVKs organise tree plantation programmes

KVKs of different districts organised tree plantation programme on Tuesday with the message of saving the endangered environment through community participatory approach.

Airport workshop collapses, 7 hurt

At least seven workers were wounded when a portion of the under-construction E&M Workshop inside Bir Tikendrajit International Airport suddenly collapsed on Wednesday around 6 pm. The workshop is being constructed by M/S Laishram Rishikanta Singh, said a source.

ZCOs seek Governor’s intervention on museum project

A 10-member delegation of Zeliangrong civil organisations (ZCOs) namely Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong Youth Front and Zeliangrong Students’ Union led by Baudi president Athuan Abonmai called on Governor Dr Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.

Govt monitoring migrant intrusion post Assam NRC update: CM Biren

Chief minister N Biren has assured the people that the government is closely monitoring illegal influx of migrants by opening check posts at border points including Mao and

CM assures to probe corpus fund theft

Categorically stating that the present government welcomes constructive and positive criticism made by media which is for conclusive development of the state, chief minister 

Bodies back STDCM stand on ST status

Several clubs, associations and organisations of the state continue to pledged support to the Scheduled Tribe Demanding Committee Manipur (STDCM) in the latter’s campaign for ensuring grant of ST status to Meitei/Meetei community under the Indian constitution.

MSF against Amit Shah push to make Hindi national language

Terming as unfortunate the Union Home minister Amit Shah’s push to impose Hindi as national language of India, Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) said the Constitution of India does not specify any particular language to be the national language.

Family smells rate over JAC adopting ‘murder’ label

While asserting that the school authority really wants Babysana’s death case to be handed over to the CBI as demanded by the JAC formed in connection with girl student’s death,

Public meet on Sep 20

Accusing the government of remaining silent despite chief minister’s assurance to mount pressure on the CBI to accept investigation of Babysana’s case,

MP Dr Ranjan urges for support in NSU construction

Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan has urged the people of the state not to create any disturbance in the construction of National Sports University but to support it in order to further nurture the sporting talents in the state.

New MVA spikes helmet sales in Imphal

Since the implementation of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 from September 1 this year, there have been tons of reports of motorists being caught and heavily fined over traffic violations in the state.

‘More than a leader, Modi is a father-figure to me’

The very first time when I met our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji, few years back, he told me “you are like a daughter to me and you can always come whenever you need anything.”

Charges framed against 10 cops

In connection with the fake encounter/extra judicial killings of 6 people by a combined team of Imphal West commandos and 12 Maratha Light Infantry on the intervening night of September 7 and 8,

Biswajit inaugurates factory of Golden Trans Power Company

Textiles, commerce and industries minister Thongam Biswajit inaugurated a factory unit of Golden Trans Power Company at Tera Urak Industrial Estate,

17th World Suicide Prevention Day observed

As in other parts of the globe, the 17th World Suicide Prevention Day was observed by District Mental Health Programme, District Health Society, Thoubal on the theme , “Working together to prevent suicide”, at Thoubal Melaground on Monday.

Ayushman Bharat Pakhwada launched in Senapati

District Health Society (DHS), Senapati launched the fortnight-long observance of Ayushman Bharat Pakhwada by organising a walkathon from the Senapati town traffic point on Monday after its nationwide launch on Sunday was postponed for the district.

300 litres of local liquor burnt

Excise unit Senapati destroyed and burned about 300 litres of confiscated local liquor worth around Rs 30,000 near its office at Senapati on Monday.

Rallies on Govt schemes held at Chandel, Ccpur

Chandel district administration in collaboration with PHED, SDO, CMO and social welfare department, Chandel organised a mass awareness rally in connection with Ayushman Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao,

Judge, infrastructure shortage cited for pending cases

High Court of Manipur Justice Kh Nobin has stated that shortage of judges and lack of adequate court infrastructure in the state is one of the main reasons behind the high number of pending cases in Manipur.

WR Dept key posts held by in-charges

Uncertainty looms large over the fate of important projects being taken up by state’s Water Resources Department as top posts of the department are currently held by in-charges.

JAC fumes over conflicting remarks on Babysana

Taking strong exception to staging of a sit-in-protest by womenfolk of Langthabal Kunja, Kyamgei and Thongju area at Langthabal Kyamgei Pan Ahanbi recently in support of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School where Ningthoujam Babysana Chanu was found dead hanging under mysterious circumstances;

Biren exhorts MSCW, assures staff appointment

Exhorting Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) established in 2006 as a statutory body to bolster its functioning and continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring rights of women affected by crime and violence,

UCM reiterates stand on territorial integrity

Rich tributes were paid to the martyrs of June 18 uprising at Kekrupat as part of the customary ritual of offering annual homage to departed souls during the Meetei lunar month of Langban, on Sunday.

Cops to use breathalyser, speed guns soon

Following the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 across the country from September 1, the state traffic police and Manipur Police have taken up various steps.

Renault launches Triber MPV in state

Renault Triber, the newest MPV by Renault Company, was launched by Gibde Motors Private Limited proprietor N Daniel at Renault Imphal Showroom, Mantripukhri on Sunday.

Sambu villagers renew appeal to rectify botched PMGSY road works

Inhabitants of Sambu area in eastern Ukhrul region have renewed their appeal to the authorities concerned to make necessary rectifications of the faulty alignment in the construction of Shirui-Kachouphung road via Sahamphung (previously Hamlang) block headquarters under PMGSY scheme.

Licypriya to launch climate change movement in Angola

Seven-year old Licypriya of Manipur is all set to start her first climate change movement at the global level in African country of Angola.

CM details medical requirements, Dr Vardhan assures

Union Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has assured that the central government would forward all the proposals made by chief minister N Biren Singh and Member of Parliament Dr RK Ranjan Singh regarding enhancement of medical facilities in the state with utmost sincerity and commitment.

Health Dept flouts Govt post rules

The state health department has been flouting rules and turning a blind eye to officials over 63 years old holding administrative posts despite cabinet decision against such position.

Efforts on to replace single-use plastics: Biren

In connection with the upcoming birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, BJP Manipur Pradesh launched a weeklong observance of ‘Sewa Saptah’ campaign at BJP office, Canchipur on Saturday.

Unfortunate no film school in state: Syam Sharma

A two-day long discourse on the topic, ‘Manipuri Cinema-Present scenario and measures for development’, organised by Cine Actors Guild was launched at the hall of Tribal Research Institute (TRI), Chingmeirong here Saturday.

Radheshyam mulls ‘Virtual Class Room’ in Govt schools

As part of the constructive measures to standardise government schools and compete with private schools in terms of performance and excellence, a proposal for implementation of ‘Virtual Class Room’ project in the government schools will be sent to the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).

Cleanliness has become habit & way of life: S Molnom chief

Helien Vaiphei, the chief of one of the cleanest villages in Manipur – S Molnom, said that cleanliness has become a habit and a way of life for the residents of the village with even kids as young as in nursery class coming out to clean the locality weekly without fail.

STDCM justifies demand for Meetei/Meitei in ST list

Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) general secretary K Bhogendrajit has reiterated that the ongoing effort to include Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list of the Indian Constitution is to protect and safeguard the Meetei/Meitei community.

Fear grips NE tribal areas over Centre’s CAB vow

Many leaders of tribes and ethnic groups in North East India fear that Article 371 of the Indian Constitution would not be able to protect the tribal culture from massive immigration from Bangladesh 

Two looters arrested, yet another victim robbed

Acting on reports of multiple robbery incidents along Imphal-Moreh Highway since the past few days, Moreh police arrested two suspects, who are believed to be involved in these robberies.

No match for state’s art and culture: Dr Najma

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla launched 150 New Craft Souvenirs of Manipur designed under MEETAC at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan here on Saturday.

Search for Sanjoy’s body continues

The body of Sorokhaibam Sanjoy, who is feared drowned in Manipur river stream on Friday, is yet to be found though different teams of SDRF and NDRF launched search for his body.

Homage paid to Khongjom war heroes

Thousands of people from different parts of the state paid homage to the martyrs of Manipur, who sacrificed their lives for safeguarding Manipur’s sovereignty in the battle of Khongjom, during a religious event held at Khongjom War Memorial in Thoubal district on Saturday.

KWCare opens first ‘Children Park’ in Kangpokpi

Along with holding the cudgel to maintain cleanliness along National Highway and river bank of Kanggui river to initiating tree plantation drives, Kanggui We Care (KWCare), 

Centre rejects separate flag, constitution demand

The Union home ministry has rejected the demand of a separate flag and constitution for Nagaland and has decided to conclude the ongoing peace talks with the Naga rebel groups by the end of this year.

KIC memo urges PM to settle Kuki problem before Nagas’

Kukis across the state observed Sahnit Ni better known as Kuki Black Day in remembrance of the day when NSCN (IM) activists killed 80 innocent civilians at Joupi village in 1993 and rendered many homeless.

Cops sans helmet fined as traffic drive intensifies

With the much-talked Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 set to enforce in the state as well from September 25, traffic drives were carried out in different parts on Friday during which many people who violated guidelines under the Act were detained and made to pay fine.

Gaikhangam: BJP’s policy on CAB, NRC threat to NE

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday met party leaders from north eastern states to discuss the problems these states are facing including the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) and also decided to strengthen the North Eastern Coordination Committee.

Police to launch mass drive against liquor: CM

Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced that Manipur police will launch a mass drive against illegal sale and unlawful brewing of spurious liquor in the state.

Governor advocates youth empowerment for Devt

Emphasising on the need to give proper guidance to youth who are the powerhouse of a nation to ensure conclusive development and uplift the society; Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has asserted that poverty eradication, good education standard,

NPF not a communal party, says MP Lorho

A reception ceremony for Tamenglong AC ex-MLA Khangthuanang Panmei, who has joined Naga People’s Front (NPF), was organised by NPF Manipur State at its Langol Tarung office on Friday wherein Lok Sabha MP (Outer) Dr Lorho S Pfoze;

Foundation laid for Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum at Makhel

Foundation stone for establishing Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum has been laid at Makhel village, some 5 km away from Tadubi police station in Senapati district, by Tribal Affairs & Hills/Fisheries minister N Kayisii on Friday.

Training on backyard poultry farming conducted

One day training cum distribution function for Backyard Poultry Farming organised by Tamenglong Forest Division under Amur Falcon Conservation Programme, was held at Puching village in Tamenglong district on Friday.

MIDA officials inspect projects in Singhat

Development projects taken up by the BJP led coalition government in Singhat assembly constituency of Churachandpur district were inspected by an official team of MIDA Friday.

Thang-Ta Loishang celebrates foundation day

Thang-Ta Loishang Sana Konung celebrated its 3rd Foundation Day at Uttra Sanglen Sana Konung (Royal Palace) here Friday.

New MVA drives many to apply for license across state

Following the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 pan-India on September 1, there has been a sudden spurt in the number of applications seeking issuance of driving license in the state.

Posers raised over ST status demand

Amidst the intensified agitation for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in ST list of Indian Constitution, People’s Action for National Democratic Movement (PANDM) has said that it would not be a right step to convert entire people of Manipur to ST category merely for getting some quota in education, employment, scholarship and some other benefits.

Biswajit urges Centre for e-visa at Moreh ICP

Commerce and industries minister Thongam Biswajit has urged union minister for commerce and industries Piyush Goyal to set up e-visa facility at Integrated Check Post (ICP) Moreh so as to improve border trade and also extend financial support in the construction of a logistic park in the state.

MP Ranjan exhorts media to monitor Govt activities

Press Information Bureau under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Imphal organised a one-day media workshop ‘Vartalap’ on the theme ‘How to Make Our Cities Better’ at the conference hall of Hotel Classic, North AOC here on Thursday.

Prenatal gender testing punishable under law: Dr Rajo

Informing that the government is investigating into the cause behind the low ratio of female population in the state despite there being no signs of abortions carried out after conducting sex-determination tests;

Financial literacy prog conducted

A one-day field level financial literacy programme was held at Penaching village in Chandel district under the aegis of Reserve Bank of India, Imphal office.

7 Sisters urges for support to event featuring DJ Soda

7 Sisters Entertainment founder Sunny Shimrah has urged the people to extend their support to the Ultra EDM Imphal event to be held on October 4 at HVS Patsoi with the attendance of Asia’s sensational artiste DJ Soda.

Govt schools in Henglep remain neglected

Most of the government schools in Henglep subdivision of Churachandpur district remain neglected consequently resulting in many of these institutes unable to deliver the mandated services to the students.

“Dancing Drummers” listed for DD National Award

“Dancing Drummers”, a fusion music production of Rhythms of Manipur based on the Manipuri traditional drum Langden and produced by Doordarshan Kendra, Imphal has been selected for the prestigious best music programme in the 12th Doordarshan Annual Award.

Babysana’s family ready to depose

A day after meeting Governor Dr Najma Heptulla urging the latter to exert pressure on the authority concerned to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for proper investigation,

‘Received invitation from Centre on MPB, will leave soon’

The state BJP-led government has lauded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on completion of 100 days of its second term, while highlighting its various achievements.

CM raised no state issues at NEDA meet, claims MLA

During the NEDA meet at Guwahati on September 9, chief minister N Biren Singh did not raised any issues of the state including CAB and this proves that he is not fit to be the leader of the state, alleged a senior BJP MLA.

MVA: Under-aged drivers detained, freed after fine

Prior to formal enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019 in the state, traffic police personnel conducted drives in different parts of Imphal West district and detained several under-aged drivers on Wednesday.

JAC takes Babysana case to Dr Heptulla, sticks to stir stand

Pressing the demand for handing over Babysana’s case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for revealing the exact cause of the minor student’s death at the earliest,

ATRPFM questions STDCM demand for ST status

All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) has enquired the logic behind STDCM’s demand for ST status.

‘Rural economy uplift must to realise 5 trillion dollar target’

MP Dr RK Ranjan has stated that encouraging healthy rearing of animals to help progress agricultural activities and improvement of rural economy would help in attaining the goal to turn the Indian economy into a 5 trillion dollar economy.

JCILPS to enforce regulation for migrant influx

Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has declared that regulation against rampant influx of migrants into Manipur which has posed a serious threat to the existence and identity of the indigenous people of the state will be enforced soon after consulting the public till President of the country gives assent to the Manipur People’s Bill.

Gallantry awardee SI among 6 cops framed charges

Sessions Judge Imphal East has framed charges against six police personnel including a Sub-Inspector (SI), who was honoured with Gallantry Award for exhibiting exceptional valour in counter insurgency operation, in connection with an alleged fake encounter case taken up by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Tough road ahead as final countdown begins: MP Lorho

With the Governm