Chief minister sows seeds under Rabi Crop Campaign
Chief minister sows seeds under Rabi Crop Campaign

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NAB arrests a DSP for drug trafficking

IMPHAL | Dec 11 In a major achievement, Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), police arrested a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), currently serving in SIT unit Manipur police, for his involvement in trafficking of 2 kilos of brown sugar worth 2.4.....

Governor, CM, Speaker, others extend Nupi Lal messages

IMPHAL | Dec 11 On the arrival of Nupi Lal which falls on December 12, State government officials have sent their warm wishes and messages to the people of Manipur. Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla, in her message, stated that it is quite befitti.....

‘Current government of Myanmar is like a military government’

IMPHAL | Dec 11 “Though the new constitution of Myanmar has been drafted in democracy and federalism, the current governance of Myanmar is more likely a military government,” said Pyidaungsu Institute, Myanmar director, Sai Oo. He was speaking as gu.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Abducted employees of Shivalaya construction released

The abductees on their way to home after being release

KANGPOKPI | Dec 11 The three employees of Shivalaya Construction Co. Pvt. Ltd. who were abducted from Sekmai Khwairakpam Kusong on November 29 evening by suspected armed Kuki militant have been released after more than 10 days in captivity. The abdu.....

Social activist Konsam Gulapi passes away

SILCHAR | Dec 11 Renowned social activist of Assam, Konsam Gulapi Singha passed away at the age of 66 on the evening of December 9. He is survived by his parents, wife and two sons. Various CVOs, Women’s organisations, youths and students activists.....

Curtain raiser programme held for 1st State Level Barak festival

Curtain raiser programme held for 1st State Level Barak festival

IMPHAL | Dec 11 The curtain raiser programme for the 1st State level Barak festival which will begin from December 12 to 14 was performed at Barak origin village, Liyai Khullen ( Zhaimai) village today. The curtain was raised by member ADC, 2 Liyai,.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kalakshetra Manipur’s ‘Theatre of the Earth’ national workshop concludes

Workshop participants in action during the performance of ‘Pithadoi’

IMPHAL | Dec 11 The 45-day long ‘Theatre of the Earth’ National Theatre Research Residential Workshop, organised by Kalakshetra Manipur (KKM) ended today in a low key function held at the LangolLaimanai premises of the theatre group. Speaking on the.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

AR organises medical cum health awareness camp

IMPHAL | Dec 11 Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised a free Medical cum Health Awareness Camp in Keibung village under Thoubal district on December 11, said a release by IGAR (South). Over 500 locals from Kaibang as well as various o.....

Training programme for elected women representatives commences

JIRIBAM | Dec 11 A three-day ‘Training on Capacity Building Programme for Elected Women Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions’ commenced from today at the office of Zilla Parishad, Jiribam District head quarter, Patchao, Jiribam. The train.....

TMPNADO urged authority concerned to provide proper irrigation facilities in Lamlai

IMPHAL | Dec 11 Thoubal Multi-Purpose Project Neglected Area Agricultural Development Organisation (TMPNADO) has strongly condemned the state government for excluding Lamlai assembly constituency in the review meeting of Water Resources and Minor Irrig.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Shelina Saikhom crowned as Miss Orange Queen 2018

TAMENGLONG | Dec 10 After a long wait for hours in the winter chill, contestant no.11, Shelina Saikhom was crowned Orange Queen 2018. The first runners up was bagged by contestant no.6, N. Celena Chanu, followed by contestant no.4, TK. Darshini in s.....

Radheshyam flags off participants of National Level Kala Utsav

IMPHAL| Dec 11 Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam flagged off the participants of National Level Kala Utsav 2018 from Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) office, Babupura today. The festival will be held on December 12 at Bal Bhawan, Delhi. Encourag.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Tripartite talk on district creation issue

SENAPATI | Dec 11 The United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed its concern as the Government remains silence on the next round of tripartite talk over the district creation issue. The last round of talk was held on September 1, 2018 in Senapati distr.....

BKS, Shiv Sena appeal to look into temporary structures alongside NH-2

Tree plantation programme at Moreh

MOREH | Dec 11 Secretary of Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (BKS), Dilip Panicker and president of Shiv Sena Manipur State, M. Tombi conducted a tree plantation programme today at the campuses of Moreh Hospital and Moreh Police IB. Today is the second day of the.....

Tripartite talk on district creation issue

SENAPATI | Dec 11 The United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed its concern as the Government remains silence on the next round of tripartite talk over the district creation issue. The last round of talk was held on September 1, 2018 in Senapati distr.....

‘MEA doing their best to facilitate visa on arrival facility between India and Myanmar’

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Union Minister of State for External Affairs, retired General Vijay Kumar Singh, said that the Ministry is trying their best to facilitate Visa on arrival facility between Myanmar and India citing the Act East Policy. The Minister of.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Joykishan mockingly hints Biren should get his head examined

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Spokesperson of Congress party, MLA Joykishan has come out strongly against the chief minister on grounds that the latter was unable to recognized an MLA of the Manipur Assembly. Joykishan speaking to reporters at his Thangmeiband re.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

BJP govt at Centre and State are a serious threat to Indian democracy: O. Joy

Gaikhangam greets O Joy during felicitation programme

IMPHAL | Dec 10 “Democracy of India has become completely diluted since the formation of Modi-led BJP government, and the present scenario of India is almost similar to an undeclared emergency,” said 77 years old veteran politician, O. Joy Singh during.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

CM reviews PWD and Science and Technology Dept

IMPHAL | Dec 10 In continuation of the series of meetings planned for various government departments, chief minister, N. Biren Singh reviewed the works, targets, progress and issues of Public Works department and Science and Technology department at th.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

International Human Rights Day observed

CM Biren speaks during International Human Rights Day

CM urges public to read Article 19(2) of the Indian Constitution IMPHAL | Dec 10 The annually held International Human Rights Day which is to be commemorated this year as the 71st International Human Rights Day on December 10 was observed with the t.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Mother of sexually assaulted victim appeals for punishment of alleged perpetrator

IMPHAL| Dec 10 The mother of a sexually assaulted victim has appealed the court to give punishment to the alleged perpetrator and all the supporters. Addressing media personnel in a press meet held at Manipur Press Club, the mother of the victim sai.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State Level Orange Festival at Tamenglong concludes

State Level Orange Festival at Tamenglong concludes

TAMENGLONG| Dec 10 The three-day 15th State Level Orange Festival 2018 concluded today at Mini Stadium, Tamenglong district headquarters. PHED minister, L. Dikho and chairman of Tamenglong Autonomous District Council, Namsinrei Panmei attended the.....

IMC fails to start drive to round up stray dogs

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) has reportedly failed to undertake the drive to round up stray dogs from the streets of Imphal. The drive was scheduled to be conducted after the confirmation that series of attack on domestic livestoc.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Chief minister sows seeds under Rabi Crop Campaign

Chief minister sows seeds under Rabi Crop Campaign

IMPHAL | Dec 10 As part of ‘Rabi Crop Campaign 2018’, chief minister, N. Biren Singh sowed mustard and pea seeds at NaharupMakha Pat ChandamLoukon, Imphal East today. Visiting numerous fields of ChandamLoukon by foot, the CM personally talked with f.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

CMM launches sanitation loan programme

CMM launches sanitation

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Women and children could be prevented from communicable diseases, loss of dignity and also improve their health with the launching of sanitation loan programme. Founder secretary Chanura Microfin Manipur (CMM), PK. Khuman stated duri.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Brief News

MHHDC allegedly allotting Manipur’s quota to outsiders

IMPHAL | Dec 11 Artisans, weavers of Manipur seem to be repeatedly ignored time and again to promote businessmen from other states. The government agencies meant to promote, encourage and extend support to state weavers seem to be supporting the busine.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MHRC appeals to rename roadway as ‘Nupilal Memorial Road’

IMPHAL| Dec 11 With regard to upcoming Nupi Lal Memorial Day on December 12, acting chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC), Khaidem Mani has conveyed his homage and regards for the women of Manipur who had sacrificed their lives for the .....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Sixth death anniversary of Seram Mangi Singh held

IMPHAL | Dec 11 The 6th death anniversary of Seram Mangi Singh was observed today at community hall of IbudhouWangbren Khana Chaoba, Akampat, organised by Seram Mangi Singh Memorial. As a part of the anniversary observations, the Seram Mangi Singh M.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Moreh Bn organises interaction programme

IMPHAL | Dec 11 43 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 26 Sector, Assam Rifles and HQ IGAR (South) interacted with approximately 50 ex-servicemen of Moreh town, said a release by IGAR (South). Unlike other Ex Servicemen associations, the Moreh Ex Ser.....

Accident at mill kills one, injures another

THOUBAL | Dec 11 In what can be termed as freak accident, during repairing work of a rice mill, a flywheel came flying off and struck a person standing nearby, killing him at the spot immediately while another who was doing the repairing work broke his.....

IED found at Heirangoithong

IMPHAL | Dec 10 One Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found today late evening at about 6 pm at Heirangoithong Yanglem Leikai, Imphal under Singjamei police station. It was found placed at the gate of Sapam ongbi Radha Devi, 72, wife of late S. .....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Police names C-in-C of KNF-MC in Sekmai kidnapping case

IMPHAL | Dec 10 The Imphal West district has released the identity of the accused involved in the abduction of three officials of the Shivalaya Construction Co. Private Limited, from their work site at Khwairakpam Kusong, Sekmai river bank on November .....

Man convicted of sexually harassing woman in 2010

IMPHAL | Dec 10 A 30-year old man was convicted today for sexually harassing a woman in 2010 by the district and session judge, Imphal West. The judgment order was passed today at the open court in presence of the convicted person identified as Thon.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Leopard cat rescued

THOUBAL| Dec 10 At around 10:00 am of November 10, Sarangthem Shibadatta Singh of Kakching Khunou rescued a Keijenglang (Leopard Cat) which was straying around the main gate of Kakching Khunou Government High School. The rescued animal has been hand.....

Karam Shyam extends NupiLal greetings

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Revenue minister Karam Shyam conveyed his warm greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Nupi Lal, December 12. In his message, he noted that the historic Nupi Lal broke out in 1939 as an agitation by the Man.....

WHRPA observes 70th World Human Rights Day

WHRPA observes 70th World Human Rights Day

IMPHAL| Dec 10 World Human Right Protection Association (WHRPA), (UN charter and incorporated under the legislation of govt. of India) ‘Manipur chapter’ observed the 70th World Human Rights Day and celebrated the WHRPA Bharat GauravSamaan 2018 achievem.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Art and culture department condole demise of Elangbam Dinamani

IMPHAL | Dec 10 All the officers and staffs of department of Art and Culture led by minister, L. Jayantakumar Singh, commissioner M. Lakshmikumar mourned the demise of Elangbam Dinamani Singh, ‘an eminent personality in the field of literature’. A p.....

MPC office inaugurated

CHURACHANDPUR | Dec 10 As per the decision taken by office bearers of Mizo People Council (MPC) during its meeting held on December 3, MPC Sub headquarter office was today inaugurated at Chengkonpang’sKhuppau Road. Executive secretary of Gangte Baptist.....

TRRC appeals to save Thoubal River

IMPHAL | Dec 10 While informing that Thoubal River is running with red and muddy waters due to sand mining and washing, Thoubal River Conservation Committee (An Apex body of 35 clubs and organisations) has appealed authorities concerned to make the riv.....

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.....

Editorials

Manipur’s gender story

December 11 is Nupi Lal Day, Manipur’s moment for celebrating its own story of gender power. By coincidence, the previous month of November serves as a worthy herald of this day, its calendar marked by many milestones in the state’s recent history. If not.....

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

Mizoram’s Lesson for the Rest of India

By John S. Shilshi For a country like India with massive size of 3,287,000 square km, and a population of 1.3 billion people, Mizoram, with a population of over ten lakhs spread across 21,081 square km is like a grain of sand in the midst a desert fill.....

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.....

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