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  • Jun

Sense of ownership key to sustenance, says CM
By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 25
The state transport department today launched the inter district and city bus services with the objective to revived the Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) decommissioned in 2003 for the second time.
Marking the launch of the erstwhile MSRTC which is now renamed Manipur State Transport (MST), chief minister N Biren Singh, today flagged off the inter-district and city bus services.
The chief minister initially flagged off the city bus service from the then MSRTC office located at Moirangkhom followed by the inter-distric

  • 26
  • Jun

IMPHAL | June 25
To ensure complete transparency and accountability of the new government, chief minister N. Biren Singh said that the government is fully committed to curb corruption in the State. This was stated by him during the booklet release function of “100 days Activities of Anti-Corruption Cell” held at the Cabinet hall today.
 Speaking on the occasion, N Biren asserted that within a short span of 100 days, with the support of the people, the government have tried its best to make Manipur a blockade and bandh-free state.
The founding principle of the new government is to deliver transparent governance and is co

  • 26
  • Jun

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 25
“Central government has sanction Rs. 88 lakhs to install cold storage facilities in the required places of the state within the first month of next year,” said MAHUD minister Th. Shyamkumar.
He delivering his presidential speech during the inauguration function of the 10th State Level Pineapple Festival cum Youth and Buyers Meet and Youth Festival, held today at Thambalnu market complex, Poiroupat Lamkhai, Andro A/C, Imphal East.
The festival was jointly organised by Development Organisation Andro Kendra and Manipur Horticulture Department and is funded by North Eastern Council.<

  • 26
  • Jun

From Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI |June 25
An oil tanker was attacked again with arms this morning at the same areas of the previous two similar incidents along National Highway-2 in between Kangpokpi and S. Changoubung village.
The attack happened this morning at around 8:40 am near Alex Farm, around 1 ½ Km. away from Kangpokpi police station and less than 1 Km, away from the proposed SP Kangpokpi office.
The ill-fated oil tanker bearing registration number MN01-8817 bore three bullets entry marked on the left door while there is no report of any injury of the tanker occupants.
According to the tanker driver, Y. S

  • 26
  • Jun

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 25             
People of all walks of life thronged the Govindaji temple at Palace Compound today on the occasion of Kang, which is one of the important days according to the Manipuri Vaishnavite calendar.
The state chief minister N. Biren Singh with his two cabinet ministers, Th. Biswajit and Th. Shyamkumar took part in offering prayer to Lord Jagannath.
Briefing the media, the CM said that he is glad to be part of the celebration. Offering his prayer, Biren sought the blessing of ‘Jagat Bondhu’ to make the state free from accidents, floods, crimes and to usher in peac

  • 26
  • Jun

By Jei Jei Newme
IMPHAL | June 25
Many may know and many may not know but the Manipur’s Longpi chaphu (pot) has for itself travelled around the world and earned a prestigious name in the country.
The black pottery of Longpi (or Nungpi) is made only in Manipur which is made from serpentine rock (rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals). Utensils made from black stone pottery have the advantages of health benefits, taste retaining quality, hygiene, natural and no side effects.  
Another advantage is that the handmade pot can be used for cooking over gas stoves or firewood and microwave as well.
One

  • 26
  • Jun

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 25
A public meeting on “stop oil exploration in Manipur” was held today at Tupul, Noney district jointly organised by seven villages including Youth’s Forum for protection of human rights.
Speaking on the occasion, Makulai Kamei, chairman of Taokamjang village said earlier the people of Tamenglong were hopeful that the coming of the railway will make the district flourish. But now we are realising the unwanted consequences of it, he added.
“Development might come in the state but if mass ecological imbalance is there, then how can we say we are developing?” Makulai asked.

  • 26
  • Jun

IMPHAL | June 25
The chief minister N Biren has conveyed warm greeting to the people of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, especially to the Muslim brethren. In his greeting, the CM said the festival highlights the spirit of joy and sharing and reflects the composite culture of the state.
The Inner Manipur MP, Thokchom Meinya has also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the Muslim of Manipur on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.  
In his greetings, the MP stated that month-long Ramadan ends on the evening of Sunday, June 25 and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr, which is also known as

  • 26
  • Jun

IMPHAL | June 25
ABN Enterprises in collaboration with Venvik Tech Solutions is ready to help those in distress in enrolling for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
This was stated by ABN managing partner, Pukhrambam Aristotle during a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club here today.
Aristotle said that in the 34 GST Suvidha Providers (GSP) approved by the government of India, Venvik Tech Solutions is one of them. ABN partners with Venvik and has come to the town to help tax payers ease their problems facing right now in enrolling in GST.
ABN is a platform or an implement agency for taxpayers to enrol in GST with

  • 26
  • Jun

BISHNUPUR| June 25
A dead body was found today, near a cemetery at council ward no. 8, kwakta Municipal Council under Moirang police station under Bishnupur district. The dead body is yet to be identified as no identity cards or any identifying material was found.  
The body was found in the morning by locals who they went to pick mushrooms at walkway beside a paddy field, adjacent to the cemetery.  A team of district police led by SDPO of Moirang Police, O. Sukumur arrived at the spot immediately on getting information.
The body has been deposited at RIMS morgue.
The SDPO said the body will be kept for two days at th

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