CM orders immediate payment to players

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

Petrol dealers call off nationwide strike

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

CS demands list of employees absent on Election Day

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

UNC gets ready for talks with strong team

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

CM launches Sangai Run website ahead of Sangai festival

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

Teenage boy drowns in swimming pool

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

Langban Keithel begins at Hapta Kangjeibung

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

Biswajit calls for increasing, exporting chilli produces

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

Traffic drives yield over Rs 1 lakh in two days

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

Biswajit for efficient implementation of PMAY (G)

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

Woman escapes rape attempt

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

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‘Compassion ultimate source to inner peace’

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has stated that compassion is the ultimate source to bring inner peace and happiness among humans and there is no way money and muscle power could bring happiness to one’s life.

Officials told to promptly address public issues

Achieving the cherished goal for Manipur’s overall development will materialise only when the state is free from ethnicity-centric concept and pursuit, said Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh.

Dy CM, Edu minister differ on helping poor

Difference of opinion between deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh and education, labour and employment minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh on the issue of assistance to economically underprivileged section of the society came to the fore during the launch of Uripok Green City, an initiative undertaken by Panthoibi Housing Finance Company Limited.

Shyam assures assistance to Hojai Manipuris

 

Manipuris settled in different parts of the country, including those settled in Hojai district of Assam are continuing with their efforts of keeping the rich cultural heritage of Manipur alive.

Benefits of medicinal plants stressed at Ayush Day

Noting that Manipur is abundantly blessed with a plethora of medicinal plants, health minister L Jayantakumar has pointed out the need to plant these type of plants on a large scale and produce medicines as done by forefathers in earlier days.

Minister mulls lesson on Kuki war tales

Saluting the sacrifices made by brave forefathers for defending the land and calling upon the people to continue waging collective war against poverty, illiteracy and underdevelopment in order to make the commemoration a meaningful one, Education, Labour and Employment Minister Th Radheshyam has observed that all the people should promote love and peaceful coexistence by emulating the patriotic spirit of the forefathers since hatred can be conquered only by love.

Central plan to WiFi all GPs faces roadblock in state

Even though the Centre is giving shape to an ambitious Rs 3,700-crore project in an attempt to cover nearly 5.5 lakh villages in all Gram Panchayats of the country with Wi-Fi facility by March 2019, sluggish progress in laying Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) is likely to make the target futile in the state.

CM told to ensure safe edibles; hotel banned

Union minister for CAF&PD Ram Vilas Paswan has reportedly asked Chief Minister N Biren to check food adulteration and fake ornaments ahead of the Diwali festival. The Union minister sent a communique to the CM in this regard on October 4.

U-17 WC heroes get assured bounty

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

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

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

KCP, KYKL, NLTF impose shutdown on Oct 15

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

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