NSF criticises Centre over poll schedule announcement

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has questioned the sincerity of Centre, saying that the latter’s announcement of election schedule for Nagaland against the wish of Naga people is a big disappointment.

Rajnath urged to transfer Pravish case to CBI

Chief minister N Biren and Rajya Sabha MP K Bhabananda met Union home minister Rajnath Singh at New Delhi on Thursday and urged him to direct the UP government to transfer the case of Pravish Chanam to CBI at the earliest.

Two from state conferred Akademi Awards

President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

Driver yet to be traced

A van driver from Lalpani Part 2 who was engaged by unknown persons on the pretext of travelling to Imphal on January 9 still remains untraceable even though the van has been found.

Joint meet held to tackle WY menace in CCpur

A joint meeting of the joint committee on anti-drugs and chairmen/secretaries of 30 youth clubs was organised in Churachandpur to discuss issues related to easy availability of WY tablets in the district of late.

Deploy Highway Protection Force for drivers’ safety: M Tombi

The government must deploy Highway Protection Force along the two National highways of the state which are considered as lifelines of Manipur, thereby ensuring safety of drivers who are braving everything to bring in daily-essential items into the state, Shiv Sena Manipur State Unit president M Tombi has stated.

School panel clarifies on privatisation rumour

Denouncing the reported move to privatise their school, students of Kumbi Awang High School staged a sit-in-protest in front of the school Saturday. Apart from the students, teaching and non-teaching staff and members of School Management Committee also took part in the protest.

Villagers attacked, 2 still missing in TML

Following an order of the High Court of Manipur issued by Acting Chief Justice N Kotiswar Singh, 17 families of Sangrungpang who were displaced since 2015 returned back to resettle in the village Thursday. However, on their way back home at about 10:30 am, some unidentified persons violently attacked the men, women and children.

‘States must use NHM funds for food safety’

In a bid to strengthen food safety systems in each state such as laboratories and enforcement infrastructure, states should use funds from National Health Mission (NHM), said the Union minister of health and family welfare, JP Nadda during a meeting with state health ministers and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

CSIR’s new project converts fuel vehicles into electric vehicles

In a bid to reduce pollution caused by vehicles run on fossil fuels, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun under the aegis of ministry of science and technology has successfully fitted electric vehicle (EV) kits and converting vehicles run on fossil fuel into electric vehicles.

Tremor causes fissures, affects house in Lunghar village

A 5.6 magnitude tremor on Sunday noon has caused giant fissures in the heart of Lunghar village in northern Ukhrul, rendering a house inhabitable.

HSLC-2018 likely from third week of Feb

Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) would be conducting the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC) 2018 from the third week of February, secretary of the board Akham Joykumar Singh has informed.

Police constable held with Rs. 20 lakh Brown sugar

A constable of Manipur police department has been nabbed with contraband Brown Sugar worth nearly Rs 20 lakh by a combined team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and Imphal West district police.

ULFA, NSCN(K) planning attacks: Reports

With heightened insurgent activity in the North-east, Indian security forces are gearing for a major attack between the New Year and Republic Day.

State native found shot dead in Tamu

A native of Manipur was found shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Tamu town of Myanmar on Monday afternoon. The deceased has been later identified as Aheibam Bijen (36) son of Birchandra of Bishnupur Ward No 5. After family members identified the body and necessary formalities, Bijen’s corpse has been brought to Imphal.

Dr Meinya demands re-look on Merger Agreement

MP Dr T Meinya has drawn attention of the Parliament (Lok Sabha) for having a structured discussion on Manipur Merger Agreement, 1949 at present in the context of past development.

Two arrested for posing as minister’s PRO, extortion bid

Two men who impersonated PRO of MAHUD minister and attempted to collect money from shop owners in Imphal city have been nabbed by police.

Submit details of assets by January-end, bureaucrats told

The Centre has asked all IAS officers to submit details of their assets by January-end, warning them that following the instruction was a pre-requisite to getting vigilance clearance necessary for their promotions and foreign postings.

Prof Pandey calls for preservation of rich Manipuri culture

Manipur University vice chancellor professor Adya Prasad Pandey has said that India is a multilingual, multicultural and multifaceted country but culturally united.

Unknown assailants hurl Chinese grenade at shops, fail to explode

In a shocking incident, unknown assailants hurled a Chinese made hand grenade at a shopping centre in the heart of Ukhrul town around 5:45 pm on Friday. However, the explosive which landed in front of two stores selling clothes, failed to explode.

All accused in 2G scam case acquitted

A Special CBI court on Thursday acquitted former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and all other accused in the 2G scam case that had rocked the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II government, holding that the prosecution "miserably failed" to prove any of the corruption and money laundering charges.

Class 10&12 CBSE Board Exam from March 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in its latest notice stated that all schools affiliated under it will have their Class 10 and 12 board exams in March 2018. The CBSE has scheduled the practical exams for All India Secondary School Examination and All India Senior School Certificate Examination in January 2018.

Sticker campaign for ILPS gets underway

The women wing of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) flagged off its sticker campaign on ILPS from Tuesday in front of BJP Manipur Pradesh office here by putting stickers on passenger buses parked there.

KTC opposes survey of Kpi under urban category

Kangpokpi Town Committee Sunday registered its strong objection against the ongoing survey of Kangpokpi Town under urban category by the department of economics and statistics and submitted a petition in this regard to the director of the department concerned.

CS told to examine plea for increasing MP slot

Chief minister N Biren has instructed chief secretary to look into the proposal made by one Naorem Priyokumar during the “Meeyamgi Numit” on Friday in connection with increasing the number of MPs from the state. Naorem Priyokumar from Kakching on Friday urged the chief minister to look into the issue of increasing the number of MPs from Manipur. In this regard, chief minister N Biren reportedly instructed the chief secretary to take up necessary measures.

Union cabinet clears bill criminalising triple talaq

A bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, which the government said was aimed at protecting the dignity and security of women in the community.

MEELAL demands Language Act amendment

Meetei Erol Eyek Loinasillon Apunba Lup (MEELAL) has demanded the government to amend the Manipur Official Language Act to rectify the clause ‘written in Bengali script’ as ‘written in Meetei Mayek script’ and to adopt the same by the state cabinet for passing a relevant legislation during the upcoming winter assembly session.

EC orders FIR against Rahul Gandhi for TV interview

The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered filing of an FIR against Congress president elect Rahul Gandhi for giving an interview to a TV channel in Gujarat in violation of the 48-hour ban on campaigning, as well as against all TV channels that telecast the interview across districts going to the polls on Thursday.

UKL to honour its unsung labour forces of WW-I

For decades, the 'sweat and toil' and 'honour' of 1200 Tangkhul men who served, and many of whom sacrificed their lives, as workforce in France along with 800 others from different parts of Manipur during the outbreak of the first world War back in 1918, continued to be burrowed deep into oblivion.

Housewife found hanging, succumbs

A young housewife died late Sunday evening after she allegedly hanged herself inside her own room at Keishamthong Maning Leikai in Imphal police station.

FVDC suspends stir

Following assurance given by the district administration of Chandel to release the pending relief funds, Flood Victims Demand Committee Chandel (FVDC) has suspended all forms of agitation.

Drug peddler nabbed with heroin powder

One drug peddler identified as Moirangthem Hemanta Meitei (40) s/o M Tombiyaima Meitei of Heirok Part-II Bujaree Chuthek was arrested on Thursday along with 100 grams of heroin powder which is estimated to be worth about Rs 2,00,000 in local market. The drug was recovered from a Honda Activa (blue) bearing no registration number which was driven by Hemanta. He was arrested from near Sorojini Oil Pump Khangabok Khong, Thoubal by a team of NAB-PS, informed a statement of Manipur Police Department PRO.

CARA officials to promote legal adoption in state

An official team of Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) led by its advisory committee chairman Ramchandra Reddy Manda would be visiting Imphal on December 8 to promote legal adoption in the state under the aegis of union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi.

Rs. 35,500 collected as fine from traffic violators

As part of its drive to effectively enforce traffic rules in Imphal East and West districts, officials of transport department led by respective district transport officers under the guidance of transport minister and director collected a total of Rs 35,500 as fine from traffic violators on Tuesday.

State Congress delegate hails Rahul Gandhi

Manipur Congress delegation led by ex-CM Okram Ibobi congratulated Rahul Gandhi on his imminent elevation as president of All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Monday. Prior to Rahul Gandhi filing his nomination papers, the state Congress team, that also proposed his name for the party's top post, met Rahul at AICC office and congratulated him. The state team include ex-CM O Ibobi, ex-Dy CM Gaikhangam, MP Thangso Baite, MLAs Govindas Konthoujam, Ak Mirabai, Th Lokeshwar, K Meghachandra and RK Imo.

Rights of PwDs stressed on their day

Like in other parts of the world, ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ was observed by government and non-governmental institutions across the state on Sunday.

MUA suspends bandh on Imphal-Moreh road

Following assurance given by authority concerned that pending road construction will be completed before December 25, Maring Uparup Assembly (MUA) has called off the bandh imposed along Imphal-Moreh road with immediate effect.

NIA arrests Manipur militant in New Delhi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a militant of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) here on charges of raising terror funds, supply of arms, ammunition and explosives for the Manipur-based banned outfit, an official said on Friday.

Burial site of Captain George Gordon lying in ruins

The burial site of Captain George, the first political agent of British government in Manipur, which is located inside the campus of Manipur University at Canchipur is lying in ruins with no one to protect or preserve the site.

Naga organisations, FNR urge Govt of India

Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) and apex Naga organizations, consisting of 24 organizations met at Chumukedima in Dimapur on Sunday, and urged the Government of India to “intently complete the Naga political cause without further delay, before the general election in the State of Nagaland”.

Kangoi village authority tenders apology

Kangoi Khullen Village Authority clarified that villagers killed the Himalayan black bear to save properties and valuable life of Chinglou (terrace farm) farmers.

‘Movies every weekend at MSFDS hall’

The third edition of Sangai International film festival, which is being organised as part of the annual mega Manipur Sangai Festival, commenced from Saturday at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound here with art and culture minister L Jayantakumar attending the inauguration function as chief guest.

Vehicle lifter arrested with stolen vehicle

In a swift response to a report filed on stolen vehicle, Imphal West commandos arrested the thief and recovered the stolen vehicle from Kwakeithel Mayaikoibi area just minutes after the theft

Nagaland pol parties to discuss Naga issue

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang will convene a meeting of ‘all political parties’ on November 23 in Kohima in connection with the ‘issues relating to settlement of Naga political problem’. The meeting will start from 1 pm in the residential office of the Chief Minister, Minister’s Hill, Kohima.

One found shot dead near Catholic School Canchipur

Unidentified armed miscreants shot dead a non-local at about 7pm Monday near Catholic School, Canchipur under Singjamei police station.

‘Monthly stipend of Rs 1500 to PWDs from Dec 3’

To alleviate some of the sufferings of differentially-able persons in the state, the state government has taken up an initiative to provide them a monthly stipend of Rs 1500 from December 3 onwards, Health & Family Welfare Parliamentary Secretary Subashchandra has informed.

'NSCN (K) resorting to fear-striking tactics'

The Indian Army on Thursday claimed that the NSCN (K) is losing ground in areas along the Indo-Myanmar border while maintaining that the people are no longer fearful of them.

World Bank CEO all praise for GST

Days after it gave India a 30 place jump in its ease of doing business ranking, the World Bank on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and reforms push by the government will catapult the country to high middle income economy in 30 years.

MCPM imposes general strike on Nov 5

Imposing a general strike on November 5 effective from 5am till 5pm, Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) has appealed to people of Manipur to support the strike by suspending their normal services on the said day.

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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