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MSRTC born again as old MST avatar

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 lo

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 governm

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 D

Oil tanker attacked again along NH 2

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 oc

Festival of Kang begins

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 f

Longpi pottery thrives with increase in demand

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 s

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 ca

Ramadan greetings

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

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