UCM warns of launching ‘extreme’ protest

United Committee Manipur (UCM) has warned of taking recourse to extreme form of protest if the Framework Agreement signed between Centre and NSCN-IM affects the integrity of the state in any way.

State sports policy needs amendment, says Speaker

Asserting that the existing sports policy is not in commensurate with the time and number of excellent players that the state produced at the national and international level, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand has drawn attention of the government towards the urgency for amending the policy to cater to needs of outstanding sportspersons.

JNIMS non-teaching staff to launch stir from Aug 21

While supporting the senior residents of JNIMS and expressing concern over the ambiguity in service rules for non-teaching staff and also non-implementation of service rules, Association for All Non-teaching Staff (AANTS), JNIMS will be launching agitation from August 21.

KYKL observes its 25th Martyrs’ Day

The proscribed Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) observed its 25th Martyrs’ Day on Saturday.

AR recovers drugs worth Rs 12.24 cr, weapons

In one of the biggest drug seizures in recent time, Assam Rifles has recovered 1.3 Kg (approx) Brown Sugar and 1,30,000 numbers of WY tablets worth about Rs 12 crore from L Youjang village, Moreh on August 16.

Punya Hyundai launches ‘Door Step Service’

With an aim to facilitate the customers, Punya Hyundai, the leading car dealer and largest seller in the state, launched ‘Door Step Service’ on Friday.

Coup in NSCN(K): Indian-origin chief ousted

The Myanmar-based NSCN (K) on Friday impeached its chairman Khango Konyak, an Indian-origin Naga, and elected the outfit’s founding chairman, late Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang’s nephew, Yung Aung as the new ‘acting chairman’ of the organisation.

Cancellation of session a stain in history of Manipur Assembly: Joy

Senior politician Okram Joy has stated that cancellation of the special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly called on August 16 to adopt a resolution with regard to the Framework Agreement (FA) signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India will forever remain a dark stain in the history of Manipur Legislative Assembly.

Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, no more

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the moderate face of the BJP who attracted allies and formed the first saffron government at the Centre in the 1990s, died here after a long illness.

Ibobi slams Govt for shelving assembly session

Slaming the state cabinet’s decision on deferment of special session of Manipur Legislative Assembly repeatedly, former chief minister and Opposition leader O Ibobi Singh has demanded reasons behind deferment of special session which was scheduled twice earlier.

Coast guard officer from state conferred two Bravery awards

As a part of the 72nd Independence Day, a brave son of the state, Ngamlien Touthang, who is the commanding officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajkiran based at Haldia, was conferred with two highly coveted national level awards.

Three vehicles torched as bandh hits NH-37

Three vehicles, including a passenger carrier, were torched by suspected supporters of the 24-hour bandh being enforced by Zeliangrong organisations since Wednesday midnight.

Cabinet shelves special assembly session

The state cabinet has cancelled the special state assembly session, which was scheduled for August 16, stating that there is ‘no immediate threat to the state by the Framework Agreement’.

TKSU intensifies stir against CCpur DC; LUCF ridicules

Thadou Kuki Students’ Union (TKSU), as part of its declaration to boycott the incumbent Churachandpur DC Shyamlal Poonia for his alleged unresponsiveness to problems of the public and other unbecoming behaviour of being the DC of Manipur’s second largest district, i.e. Churachandpur, organised protests at Churachandpur Town on Tuesday.

Congress slams Govt, asks public to take stand

Congress Party on Tuesday slammed the BJP government for its failure to issue notice for the special assembly session to be held on August 16 and asked the people of the state to take their stand if the government fail to take a firm stand in the assembly on protecting the integrity of Manipur.

Pre-merger status demanded

Coalition for Indigenes' Rights Campaign, Manipur (CIRCA) on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day of Manipur at Sana Konung (Royal Palace) here with titular king Sanajaoba Leishemba unfurling the seven-colour Manipur flag.

38 detained, security meet conducted

As part of the security measures being taken up by Manipur Police Department ahead of Independence Day celebration, cordon and search/verification operations were carried out at several places of the state on Saturday. 

Govt keen to supplant poppy, cannabis with Agar

Forest & Environment and Horticulture & Soil Conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has informed that the state government has taken up steps to initiate mass plantation of Agar trees with specific focus to areas where poppy and cannabis used to be grown.

Discourse on Instrument of Accession conducted

All Manipur Youth Protection Committee (AMYPCO) organised a debate on the topic, ‘Instrument of Accession’ at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak here Saturday.

JCILPS demands formation of state population commission

Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has demanded the state government to form Manipur State Population Commission immediately to check and filter illegal migrants coming into the state.

CorCom, ULFA (I) impose total shutdown on Aug 15

As usual, the proscribed Coordination Committee (CorCom) and United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) (ULFA-I) have called upon the people of WESEA region to boycott India’s Independence Day celebration in the region on August 15 and also imposed total shutdown in the entire region from 1 am to 6.30 pm.

MU row: CM assures high power probe committee

Chief minister N Biren has reportedly assured a delegation of MU community Friday that he would mount pressure on Central government to constitute a high power independent committee to probe allegations levelled against Manipur University vice chancellor professor AP Pandey.

Police restrict Congress leaders from offering tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

A rally organised by Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) to offer floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at MG Avenue on the occasion of 76th anniversary of Quit India Movement was stopped by police restricting the Congress leaders, members, workers and volunteers from paying tributes to the Father of Nation on Thursday.

CM assures end to MU crisis

Assuring that Manipur University crisis will be resolved soon, Chief Minister N Biren Thursday revealed that he has met Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and will be discussing the issue with MUSU for bringing a solution.

KIM shutdown call affects normal life; Ccpur DC censured

Normal life in parts of Churachandpur district and Kuki dominated areas in Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi district and Moreh under Tengnoupal district was affected on Wednesday due to the shutdown imposed by Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM).

Gaikhangam raises posers on FA-spurred special session

After rejecting the request to extend the last state assembly session, convening a special session to discuss Framework Agreement is highly apprehensive, said AICC’s CWC member and former Dy CM Gaikhangam.

Poster campaign of CIRCA held

Ahead of the observance of Manipur Independence Day on August 14, the women wing and youth wing of Coalition for Indigenes Rights Campaign (CIRCA) conducted a poster campaign at Khwairamband market here Wednesday.

Women storm ministers’ houses over FA issue

Demanding disclosure of contents of the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India and protection of Manipur’s territorial integrity, a large number of women stormed residences of three ministers including deputy chief minister Y Joykumar on Tuesday.

UNC stands firm on Naga issue

United Naga Council (UNC) has strongly asserted that it will confront any endeavour in any form which is working to derail the finalisation of Indo-Naga Framework Agreement. 

‘Nagas not part of Manipuri history’

Terming the bid to draw parallel between ‘Manipuri’ history to that the Nagas and tribal people of Manipur state as unwarranted, All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has called upon the Union government not to be swayed by false rhetoric but rather accelerate the process for an amicable solution to the Naga issue.

Be serious on NRC: Hericoun to Govt

Maintaining that negligence on the part of the government and generosity of the native people have led to the rise in influx of migrants in the state, Ethno Heritage Council (HERICOUN) has urged the government to be serious on National Register of Citizens and update the list as done by Assam.

KIM calls shutdown on Aug 8 over FA

Denouncing the attempt of the Government of India to finalise the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement before delivering justice with regard to the mass genocide of Kuki civilians committed by NSCN-IM in 1992, Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) has called a 24-hour statewide shutdown from 6 am of August 8.

Ukhrul villages cut off after heavy landslides

Inhabitants of Lamlang Gate and its neighbouring villages are currently having a harrowing time as the area has been rendered isolated following massive landslides at various points due to heavy downpour since Saturday night.

Govt earns Rs 4k only from investment of ` 176.32 cr

The state government has been able to earn only Rs 4000 against annual investment of Rs 160.29 crore to Rs 176.32 cr in companies, corporations and co-operative societies during 2012 to 2017.

Special visa counter in state: Shivachandra

The need to go to Kolkata for applying Visa will be over shortly as Special Visa Arrangement counter through Act East Policy Committee Manipur will be opened soon in the state, informed Committee convener RK Shivachandra.

Gaikhangam raises issues gripping state at CWC meet

Former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam raised present issues confronting the state during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting chaired by AICC president Rahul Gandhi at the national capital on Saturday.

Appointment of VC in-charge not acceptable: MUTA

Rejecting the appointment of VC in-charge, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) has demanded that no such appointments should be made until vice chancellor professor AP Pandey is removed from his post.

NE states to get Gas Grid connection

A top Oil India Limited (OIL) official on Saturday said Guwahati and other state capitals of north-eastern states are likely to be connected to the National Gas Grid within next three years.

Reopen MU by Aug 6, demands ATSUM

All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) general secretary Seiboi Haokip has cautioned that the tribal students will launch intense agitation, if Manipur University is not reopened by August 6.

Northeast states fear NRC spill-over, on high alert

Even before the NRC draft list was made public on July 30 in Assam, the security was beefed up and neighbouring states like Nagaland, Meghalaya among other Northeast Indian states set up check posts along borders to prevent influx of illegal immigrants from Assam.


MLA Yamthong flies to Delhi for treatment, driver detained

Saikul MLA Yamthong Haokip, whose residence at Mantripukhri was raided by a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on July 30 in connection with the 2nd Manipur Rifles (MR) arms missing case, was flown to Delhi on Wednesday after his health condition reportedly deteriorated.

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A memoir -an encomium to my parents -I

We are sailing in the vast ocean with a clapped-out ship. With each sail we made, an inch of water is seeping in, and threatening as there is the certainty that it could bring the whole vessel down into the fathomless sea along with the lives in it. Yet, we never stop sailing until we reach the shore.


Lessons to learn from Assam’s NRC

IT is a matter of serious concern that the state government’s initiatives to adopt a policy for upholding interest of the people of Manipur continue to face roadblocks as is evident from objections raised by certain section of the society comprising both the indigenes and new settlers while the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been made public as a part of the Assam government’s move to chaff out the infiltrators from the natives.

Elections 2019: Will it be the end of road for Narendra Modi?


In the run up to the 2014 General Elections, almost all national TV channels were showing waves of people chanting, after the call of Narendra modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.

CAG report on MSPDCL inefficiency

IT would be gross injustice to those consumers who are footing electricity bills in case failure of the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) to recover pending dues becomes the reason for denial of regular power supply.

Where do we the Meiteis head to?

The other day around less than a fortnight from now, Cleanliness Drive Programme on the patterns of the much- hyped Narendra Modi-thought, ‘Swatch Bharat Abhiyan’, was performed in and around Singjamei Bazar areas.

Evolution of Meetei state- Emergence of Nongda Lairen Pakhangba

Meitei (Meetei) are the children of Nongda Lairen Pakhangba, a Naga who was a Tai and Laisna, the youngest sister of Poireiton, a Chin-Kuki tribe who belongs to the Old Kuki group belonging to the Tibeto-Burman group of Mongoloid race. Meitei is also an element of Old Kukis.

Kshetri Bengoon eviction a ploy to deflect attention


Controversy has erupted over the State government decision to evict a village at Kshetri Bengoon Awang Ching in Imphal east district. According to the statement made by the state government the village comprising 72 houses in all had to be evicted as it falls within Reserve Forest areas and Chief Minister Nongthomban Biren Singh himself made a statement that there was no communal or one-sided intent in the steps taken up by the state government under the guidance of State Forest Department.

Food Safety and Standards Act


Maintaining the food quality levels in order to ensure safety and providing satisfaction to every consumer is the aim of every Food Business Operator.

Do miracles play a role in football too?


The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘miracle’ as, inter-alia, ‘marvel’ or ‘phenomenon’ or ‘prodigy’. Its adjective form is defined as ‘superhuman’ or ‘supernatural’, among others.

History repeats itself and the history says Germany always had problem in Russia

It is often says that history has the habit of repeating itself and this time it has come in such a timing that millions of football lovers are left in complete shock and confusion.

Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?


On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of the time?


The Arbitration Act

The Arbitration Act governs arbitration in India, including, typically, statutory arbitrations. The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 is the basis for the Arbitration Act. 

On some aspects of governance-II


Prime Minister Narendra Modi often talks about his government’s commitment to providing a transparent and accountable administration which works for the betterment and welfare of the common citizen.

Remembering My Father

On Sunday, ( June 17) I came across a number of touching messages written by my friends in memory of their fathers on social media. They expressed their love and gratitude to their fathers for what they had done for them. Perhaps they did not express how much they loved and cared for him when he was alive. I have always said we do not express our love and care for our parents or children.

Mission: 2019 Parliamentary elections


2019 Parliamentary elections are just one year away. Can the BJP repeat its 2014 magic this time around or would it fade away in the like manner of the Vajpayee regime during 1999-04?

How to practice Homoeopathy
(A tribute to Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of Homoeopathy on his 263rd birth anniversary)


Homoeopathy is a system of medicine discovered, practiced and promoted by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician of highest repute and a genius. It is medical system based on an infailable Law of Nature i.e. “Similia Similibus Curentur”, meaning similar is cured by similar. Dr. Hahnemann described Homoeopathy as an Art of Healing gifted by the gracious nature to the suffering humanity.

Startup Manipur Guide Lines # 1
Support and Strengthen the Entrepreneurial Culture

The Vision: Make Manipur, one of the top Startup destinations in the North East by providing the most enabling ecosystems to support and nurture start-up entrepreneurship in the State.

People live on edge when Sangai Festival comes to the city

The annual Manipur Sangai Festival-2017 is just round the corner and the state government has already started its routine dusting and moping of all roads leading to main venue creating all sorts of nuisance to the commuters. In such a scenario, mending of potholes could be done peacefully during the night-time, but it is not happening.

Do our leaders follow what they preach?

The sound bytes of our leaders, including the head of the state, cajoling us to do this or that is deafening. But the question is; do they really follow what they preach? The readers of this article, it is hoped, will after going through it can arrive to their own conclusion.

Ground water management

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

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


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

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

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

Adim Pamei: An intending candidate of 11th Manipur Assembly Elections, 2017 for peace, progress, and development

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