MJ Akbar quits over allegations of sexual harassment

The Me Too campaign claimed its first political scalp on Wednesday when MJ Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs ten days after several women came out with allegations of sexual harassment and molestation by him during his days as editor in the media.

Give 10 years, BJP will bring change in Manipur: Biswajit

Pledging sincere efforts in bringing developmental change in the state, works minister Th Biswajit has asked the people of Manipur to give a chance of 10 years to the BJP government in order to take the state to a whole new level of development.

ZCOs lift ban on national project

Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCOs) have suspended ban on construction works of national project in Zeliangrong areas with immediate effect.

EEVFAM complaint to DGP flays police threat to member

Extra Judicial Execution Victims Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) has filed a complaint to Director General of Police (DGP) for taking action against inspector S Ibotombi for threatening its member Yengkhom Ibomcha Singh on the ground that he had posted a court order of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Imphal West) which mentioned inspector Ibotombi as one of the accused in the CBI charge sheet pertaining to EEVFAM vs Union of India case of the Supreme Court of India.

Biren urges Catholic society to be missionary of change

Chief Minister N Biren has called upon Catholic priests and nuns to contribute their might in ushering in a new era of camaraderie, peace and development in the state.

Governor agreeable on judicial probe into MU raid: RK Anand

The Governor is agreeable on the demand of Committee of Political Parties for launching a judicial enquiry into the midnight raid by armed security forces at Manipur University without any authorisation from the varsity, Committee convener RK Anand.

New Datsun Go launched in Imphal

The latest version of the Datsun's hatchback New Datsun Go was launched at Iland Nissan showroom, Canchipur on Tuesday.

Guwahati airport to be directly connected to seven countries

What is expected to provide northeast India a big leap in connectivity, the Union ministry of civil aviation has cleared an international air connectivity scheme, which will connect Guwahati airport with seven countries.

Shop catches fire in Thoubal

A spectacles shop at Thoubal Keithel caught fire on Sunday evening at about 7.45 damaging some properties and documents inside the shop. The shop belongs to one Thounaojam ongbi Manandini, wife of Th Oken of Thoubal Haokha.

Addl director fisheries arrested in graft case

A special team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption PS led by its deputy SP AK Sadananda has arrested additional director of fisheries department H Biramani on Friday in connection with misappropriation of government fund to the tune of Rs 1.27 crore.

Student seeks FIR against Prof Yugindro

A day after a research scholar sought registration of an FIR against Manipur University vice-chancellor in-charge Prof K Yugindro on the alleged ground of feeding false information with regard to the Manipur University impasse, another university student lodged a complaint to officer in-charge of Singjamei police station against Prof Yugindro.

Possible strike over banker’s murder

Bankers all over the country are likely to launch a nationwide strike demanding arrest of the assailants, who killed service manager of SBI Dadara branch (Assam) Junu Sharma, who was shot dead by two unknown persons coming on a motorcycle on her way home on Tuesday. SBI Officers' Association, NE Circle regional secretary Ch Lilabanta informed this to media persons during a memorial service organised in honour of the slain SBI officer in front of SBI MG Avenue office on Wednesday evening.

MUTA resolves to boycott VC i/c, MUSA cease work

In connection with the prevailing issue at Manipur University, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) convened a general body meeting at its office on Tuesday and adopted six resolutions including launch of non-cooperation movement against Professor K Yugindro.

Centre to set up Rs 22 cr Eri Silk mill in state

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani has announced to set up an Eri Silk spinning mill at the cost of Rs 22 crore in the state.

PREPAK (Pro) celebrates Red Army Raising Day

People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive) celebrated the 42nd raising day of its Red Army on Tuesday. According to a statement of the outfit, the celebrations held at party’s central head quarter (CHQ), general head quarter (GHQ), mobile units, check points and base area were participated by concerned officers and people.

Post NRC exodus worries JCILPS

Under the stated objective of checking unrestrained influx of outsiders, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has opened a new unit at Torbung under Kumbi assembly constituency in Bishnupur district on Monday.

Ukhrul ADC best performing council: Ex-MLA

Former Ukhrul MLA Samuel Risom has said that Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (UADC) is the 'best performing' council at the present juncture of political scenario in hill districts of the state, acknowledging the 'perseverance' and 'commitment' of the incumbent local self-government of Ukhrul to bring about tangible development in the district.

Lifer for murder convict, told to pay `1.50 lakh fine

Soibam Dhanabir (42) who had been found guilty by the court for murdering his lover, destroying evidence and dumping her body at Poila Loukol, Phuramakhong was given life sentence and imposed a fine of Rs 1.50 lakh by the District and Sessions Judge, Imphal West on Monday.

Students seeking withdrawal of FIR tear-gased,one hurt

A student sustained injuries when police personnel fired tear gas shells towards a large number of students, who had come to the Wangkhei Thangapat Mapal residence of Manipur University VC in-charge Professor K Yugindro on Saturday to request him for withdrawal of the FIR filed against the arrested students and teachers.

DLOs told to maintain proper land records

:Discussing issues related protection of land belonging to various government departments, studying/assessing feasibility of setting up a detention cum rehabilitation centre for drug addicts, action plan to contain outbreak of locust at Lungthul area, Churachandpur Deputy Commissioner Shyam Lal Poonia has instructed DLOs concerned to conduct proper demarcation of the land allotted to their departments and submit copies of their patta to the district administration.

Phoibut VA blames cops for mob violence

Alleging slow response of the police over the mob violence which occurred in the village on October 3, Phoibut (Charoi Chagotlong Part 1) Village Authority election secretary Paul Golmei has said that the unfortunate incident could have been averted if police responded to the report of the village authority in time.

Woman, transgender found dead

In two separate incidents that took place under Imphal Police Station, a woman was found dead hanging in her husband’s home while a transgender got killed in a hit-and-run case.

NIA begins probe into arms seizure case

NIA has taken up investigation of the case into seizure of illegal arms cache at Mantripukhri after registering a case at its Guwahati office on Thursday on the basis of original case of Heingang PS FIR No 80(5)2018 dated 22/05/2018.

Govt plans ‘sex sorted semen’ proj to augment dairy yield

In a bid to increase production capacity of dairy products in the state, the directorate of veterinary and animal husbandry would be taking up a special programme for artificial insemination of ‘sex sorted semen’ in order to produce female calves.

Border passes to be mandatory to enter Namphalong

Troopers of 11 Assam Rifles on Friday imposed restrictions on conduct of business at Namphalong Keithel by blocking Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate no 2.

Many hospitalised after wedding feast

Nearly 120 people including 79 women were rushed to Thoubal district hospital on Friday with complaints of flu like symptoms after consuming pork dish in a marriage feast.

Cabinet approves ordinance to prohibit mob violence

The state cabinet on Thursday approved Manipur Protection for Mob Violence Ordinance 2018. Informing this to media persons after the cabinet meeting, government spokesperson minister Th Biswajit said that Thursday's cabinet discussed 28 agendas and some of them have been deferred for a later date.

Court finds accused M Dhanabir guilty, sentence hearing on Oct 5

Sessions Judge, Imphal West, Maibam Manojkumar on Thursday held accused Soibam Dhanabir (42) guilty in the murder of RK Ratanmala of Khurai Chingabam Leikai under various sections of IPC including section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence or giving false information to screen offender).

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School teachers Vs Private tutors

There is nothing new or strange about parents hiring private tutors to help their children with their studies as they reach secondary or senior secondary level which parents consider a critical stage in their children’s career.


Assam NRC: Gogoi’s suggestions and the way forward in a complex issue

People who do not get enrolled in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam for lack of proof should not be detained in camps like those deemed foreigners by the state’s Foreigners Tribunals -- but they should have truncated rights: Former Assam’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not state this expressly, but as much could be inferred from his suggestions at an interaction with the media at the national capital earlier in the week.


New Dimension in Indo-Myanmar relations

Indo-Myanmar relations are turning to a new dimension to strengthen exponentially, based on the spurt in bilateral discussion and agreement in the recent past. Increasing connectivity, trade and infrastructure investment and greater security, co-operation with South – East Asia are core aims of India’s Act East Policy.


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?

HEIGRUJAM NABASHYAM

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

MUBASIR RAJI

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

SARUNGBAM LUCY

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?

S KUNJABIHARI SINGH

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?

M. RAJAQUE RAHMAN

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

S KUNJABIHARI SINGH

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

S KUNJABIHARI SINGH

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)

DR. MOIRANGTHEM NARA SINGH

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

LOUREMBAM ORENKUMAR
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”

DR. ATHOKPAM RANITA DEVI

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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