Babloo Loitongbam speaks during press conference
Babloo Loitongbam speaks during press conference

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Army documents reveal hand of 3 Corps behind killing of 5 Manipuri youths, families demand justice

Babloo Loitongbam speaks during press conference

Army, Intelligence personnel barge into press conference IMPHAL | Dec 9 Sensitive documents of Army origin have surfaced in the public domain which suggests that some officers of the 3 Corps Intelligence Surveillance Unit (CISU) located at Rangapaha.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kuki Inpi, CVOs serve ultimatum for safe release of Sekmai abductees

KANGPOKPI | Dec 9 Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district and various other civil voluntary organisations including Thadou Inpi Sadar Hills, Kuki Women Union Sadar Hills, Kuki Students’ Organisation Sadar Hills, Thadou Students’ Association Sadar Hills have serv.....

CORCOM calls for unity on 70th anniversary of UDHR

IMPHAL | Dec 9 On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the proscribed umbrella organisation, CORCOM has sent its greetings and extended support “to the oppressed people who are struggling to fight against colonia.....

Quality grass-root level education vital for raising standard of education: Shyamkumar

Thounaojam Shyamkumar speaks during the inaugural function of Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Forest minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi, Imphal East. The school is constructed under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (2012-13) - Education for all. He also laid th.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Consultation programme on crime against women and children held

218 cases of violence against women and children occurred this year in Manipur IMPHAL | Dec 9 A one-day consultation cum sharing programme on ‘Crime against Women and Children’ was held today at Manipur Press Club, organised by Women Action for Deve.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Lilong assembly constituency slowly returning to Stone Age’

IMPHAL | Dec 9 “Lilong assembly constituency has been neglected by the government for long and is now experiencing a ‘stone age like situation. Government authorities should stay in the area to understand the true grievances of the people” said publici.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Human rights defenders reaffirm commitment to universal values

IMPHAL | Dec 9 On the occasion of the 70th International Human Rights Day, 2018, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Borok Peoples Human Rights Organisation (BPHRO), Indigenous Women’s Forum of Northeast India (IWFNEI), Karbi Human Rights Watch (KHRW).....

Awards for 11th Manipur State Film Awards distributed

IMPHAL | Dec 9 The awards for 11th Manipur State Film Awards were distributed today at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound, where altogether 30 awards were given out. The Lifetime Achievement Award was c.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Oliver Moirangthem nominated for Asian Inspiration Award

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Oliver Moirangthem, son of M. Jilangamba from Khurai Lamlong Bazaar has been nominated for Asian Inspiration Award in the category of handloom and handicrafts. The award ceremony was held on November 30 in Colombo City, Sri Lanka on t.....

EDF organises annual get-together, rechristens forum’s name as EDA

KANGPOKPI | Dec 9 Eimi Doctor’s Forum (EDF) organised its annual get-together cum CME programme yesterday at the conference hall of Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong. The forum also rechristened the name as Eimi Doctor’s Association so as to s.....

Two-day mass casual leave postponed: MSSA

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Manipur Secretariat Services’ Association (MSSA) has postponed the two-day mass casual leave which was supposed to launch on December 10 and December 11. A release signed by general secretary, MSSA, Purujit Lairikyengbam, said that a .....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Application invited for Retail Outlet Dealerships (Petrol Pump) at Ukhrul

UKHRUL | Dec 9 Oil Marketing Companies (BPCL, HPCL and IOCL) are undertaking retail outlet (Petrol Pump) network expansion in tandem with the growth in demand of petrol and diesel and is inviting application for the same. In a press conference held .....

Rs. 5 cr work orders awarded to firm owned by Suresh Babu’s sons during last govt by short circuiting tender process

IMPHAL | Dec 7 Government financial scandals seldom sleep forever. Files procured by the Imphal Free Press have revealed how officials of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Manipur, discarded all procedural norms during 2013-14 and 2014-15, in the award of ten.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

HRA to approach UN bodies regarding Kishorchand’s arrest

Babloo Loitongbam speaking at the candle light vigil

Police did not allow peaceful protest at Kangla gate IMPHAL | Dec 8 Human rights activist and executive director of Human Rights Alert, BablooLoitongbam has condemned the arrest of journalist KishorchandWangkhem as an arbitrary detention and a viola.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Surrendered KCP commander shot dead in Imphal

IMPHAL | Dec 8 A surrendered cadre of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP - Lamphel faction) was shot dead today morning at Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai near Cheiraoching, Imphal West. The deceased has been identified as Soraisam Modhuchandra Singh, 44, s.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

“Producing more Biodegradable paper products will minimize the use of plastics’

IMPHAL | Dec 8 Increasing the production of eco-friendly paper products will minimize the use of plastics in the state and it is already a high time to increase the use and production of paper products, said director of MAHUD, Th. Harikumar. He made.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

ATSUM questions silence of valley-based CVOs

IMPHAL | Dec 8 All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has questioned the silence of the “valley based” civil voluntary organisations (CVOs) in connection with the assault and molestation of a tribal couple at Iroisemba that took place on November 27.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Two labourers rescued, three still untraced

Two labourers rescued, three still untraced

IMPHAL | Dec 8 Two labourers who were abducted on December 4 by some unknown miscreants suspected to be cadres of Kuki National Front (KNF), have been rescued today by a combined team of district commando and police personnel. It is said that the tw.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Aspiring police constable candidates call 48-hours total shutdown

IMPHAL | Dec 8 All Manipur D.P.C. completed candidate of police constables, male, 2013 candidates has called for total shutdown of 48 hours from the midnight of December 9 to midnight of December 10 in protest against the non-fulfilment of their demand.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State Level Orange Festival inaugurated

CM Biren inaugurates State Level Orange Festival

CM promises to look into grievances of orange growers TAMENGLONG | Dec 8 “What we promised we deliver and we have started delivering timely, whether it is road, women’s market, helicopter service, MST service, Doctor’s Transit house, Tamenglong wate.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

KCP-PWG alleges government for terrorising public, calls-48 hours general strike

IMPHAL | Dec 8 Alleging the State government for terrorising the people of Kangleipak (Manipur), the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party, People’s War Group (Marxist Centre) has called a state wide, 48-hours total shut down making a statement that th.....

3594 cases settled during Lok Adalats

IMPHAL | Dec 8 A total of 3594 cases of the State were settled with a total settled amount of Rs. 11, 49, 93,295 during the five National Lok Adalats and four Lok Adalats conducted by Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) during 2018. The .....

Riverbank submerged at Thoubal Haokha, locals asks for government intervention

THOUBAL| Dec 8 Locals have appealed the state government and authorities concerned to look into the matter of a stretch of around 200 feet of Thoubal River bank at Thoubal Haokha Mamang Leikai area which had remained submerged for more than 3 months, w.....

Trade based strategy should be adopted to pick up globally in agro-based industries: Mohendra

IMPHAL| Dec 8 Thangjam Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. of Manipur, Nilakuthi Food Park has achieved ISO 22000: 2005 certification for Food Safety Management system for Likla Bakery. Regarding the occasion, a press conference and a visit at the plant was h.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

All Manipur Medical Conference commences

IMPHAL | Dec 8 The two-day 34th All Manipur Medical Conference (AMAMECON) was inaugurated today at Indian Medical Association-Manipur State Branch (IMA-MSB) Hall, Lamphelpat organised by organising committee of AMAMECON 2018. Delivering his speech a.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Brief News

Kalakshetra Manipur condoles

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Kalakshetra Manipur (KKM) has condoled the untimely demise of its senior artist, Sapam Brojen Singh, who passed away on the night of December 7 following a tragic road accident. According to a release, a condolence meeting was held t.....

AMNSDA notifies

IMPHAL | Dec 9 The All Manipur Newspapers Sales’s and Distributor’s Association (AMNSDA) has notified that the members who hold identity cards of the organisation, in order to receive schemes and insurance, are to submit two photostated copies of their.....

Best District Legal Services Authority awarded to Imphal East DLSA

IMPHAL | Dec 9 The award for best District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) 2018 of the state was conferred to Imphal East DLSA, best panel lawyer was given to advocate, N. Modhu Singh of Thoubal DLSA and best Para Legal Volunteers was given to advocate.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Start a petrol pump: IOC

IMPHAL | Dec 9 “Are you interested in starting a new petrol pump ?” If yes ! Then anyone within the age range of 22 to 60 years with a metric certificate can apply online. One needs to apply online at www.petrolpumpdealerchayan.in and the last date is.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MPCC observes birth anniversary of Sonia Gandhi

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today observed the birth anniversary of All India Congress Committee’s former president, Sonia Gandhi at Congress Bhavan. In a press release by office secretary of MPCC, Y. Sharat Singh stated.....

Illegal drugs recovered

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Continuing with its efforts towards ensuring a drug free Manipur and assisting civil administration to eradicate this social menace, a combined team of Narcotics and Affairs of Borders (NAB) along with Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector .....

PYC appeals for urgent reconstruction roadway

THOUBAL | Dec 9 Secretary of Pioneer Youths Club (PYC), N. Boboy Singh has appealed the officials concerned of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for urgent reconstruction of 2.5 kilometre long Khongjom Sapam Inter Village Road which is located u.....

Public meeting against drugs held at Lilong

THOUBAL | Dec 9 A public meeting organised by Rural Areas United Club Organisation (RAUCO) on the theme of Unity of government authorities, organisations and the people against drugs with the goal of abolishing drugs from Lilong assembly constituency w.....

MSL and Women League postponed

IMPHAL | Dec 9 All Manipur Football Association has informed that the 12th Manipur State League and 9th Senior Women's Football League for BM Singh Trophy 2018 (pre-qualifying round for Indian Women League) which was slated to play tomorrow has been po.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

UG cadres arrested

IMPHAL | Dec 8 Jiribam District Commando has in the last 72 hours arrested two cadres of proscribed KCP in a random cordon and search operation from Jiribam district area, said a release by SP of Jiribam District. A release signed by SP of Jiribam, .....

MMWO provides aid to the Orphan Home

THOUBAL| Dec 8 As part of the 8th foundation ceremony of Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO), members of the organising committee visited the Yatim Khana (Orphan Home) at Lilong Haoreibi Ataukhong and distributed eatables and food items to the c.....

Whatsapp group provides monetary assistance

THOUBAL| Dec 8 Manipur Latest News Whatsapp group today provided monetary assistances to both Laishram Mani of Wangjing who have been facing severe economic inconveniences when his paddy stack was burnt down by unknown miscreants, and to the family of .....

AR organises motivational lecture and weapon display programme

IMPHAL | Dec 8 To motivate the local youth and inspire them to join Armed forces for a bright and illustrious career, a motivation lecture and weapon display programme was held at Pangaltabi company of Kakching battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles today.....

Nature learning camp commences at Moreh

MOREH| Dec 8 A two-day Nature Learning camp under National Mission on Himalayan Studies commenced from today at Forest IB, Moreh. Organised by Tengnoupal Forest Division, the inaugural programme of the camp was attended by retired DFO, K. Bira Singh.....

09-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Khuga Bn recruits 87 candidates in Indian army

CHURACHANPUR| Dec 8 Khuga Battalion has recruited 87 candidates from Churachandpur district through the Career Counselling Cell which was established by the battalion to target the unemployed youths of Churachandpur in the Army Recruitment Rally conduc.....

Editorials

Bad foundation danger

Legacies shape life and therefore creating legacies is a serious enterprise especially in the public sphere. This truism is no better illustrated than in an article in a London journal some time ago on how bureaucracies live on forever and that a preceden.....

Sports News

Construct road and rest house at Dzuko, appeals MMTA president Bijoy Kakchingtabam

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA) has appealed the state government to construct road leading to Dzuko Valley from Manipur side and a rest house. MMTA president, Bijoy Kakchingtabam while speaking to reporters at .....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Ashalata claimed champion title in Veteran TT Women Single Title

IMPHAL | Dec 9 S. Ashalata Devi claimed the Women Single title of the 19th State Veteran Table Tennis Championship 2018 which concluded at Indoor Stadium, DM College Campus. In the Women’s Single Final, S. Ashalata Devi overcame N. Sushila Devi by 3.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

SAK Imphal East moves into the final of U-13 Youth League

IMPHAL | Dec 9 SAK Imphal East beat MSA (B) by 5-0 goals to move into the final of the U-13 Boys category of the 1st Manipur Youth League 2018, organised by Max Sports and played at Artificial Turf, Khuman Lampak. In the last league match, SAK domin.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Neroca FC comes up with first home win against Indian Arrows by 3-0 goals

Neroca FC blasted Indian Arrows

IMPHAL | Dec 7 Neroca FC blasted Indian Arrows by 3-0 goals to come up with their first home win and made a frogleap to second spot in the Hero I-League 2018-19, played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. Picking up their third win from seven matches, Ne.....

08-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Indian Arrows not to be taken lightly, says Neroca FC coach Retemero Fraile

IMPHAL | Dec 6 Neroca FC coach, Manual Retamero Fraile has urged his players to wary of the Indian Arrows as they are young and energetic but have to keep in mind that we have to climb to the top table as the two meet during the Hero I-League 2018-19 t.....

07-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Articles

Four Positives – One in the Neighbourhood and Three Within: What next for Manipur?

By Amar Yumnam Four positive developments are visible and salient for economic opportunities and social advancement. One is happening in the neighbourhood – in Myanmar. Until very recently, the reports and commentaries on Myanmar were mainly focused on.....

International Mountain Day, 2018

By N. Munal Meitei This year, there was a big incident of mysterious killing of domestic animals by some unknown animals. Whatever the predator it may be but it relates to the degradation of our environments and ecology thereby losing their natural hab.....

Drama in the time of bigotry: theatre director and poet Ratan Thiyam

By Pradip Phanjoubam Manipur’s celebrated theatre director and poet Ratan Thiyam has not given up on the power of his songs In the dark times/ Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. / About the dark times — Bertolt Brecht .....

The Language of Cinema (Concluding Part)

By Chitra Ahanthem In continuation of exploring the language and intent of cinema earlier last week, it is important to look at what makes a film director. At the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, there were more sessions with popular.....

Common Factors that Enhance Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain External beauty is what is visible. It includes the skin, hair, eyes, teeth, nails, figure and much more. For example, when we talk of the figure, we are not merely talking of height and weight, because suppleness, agility, good postu.....

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