Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspects the guard of honour
Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspects the guard of honour

Headlines

‘Let BJP declare CAB as passed, MANPAC will never allow it’

IMPHAL | Feb 20 “Since the BJP-Led NDA government has taken a firm stance to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill and going further ahead with a strong campaign by taking advantage of the upcoming election, Manipur People against CAB (MANPAC) has resolved.....

21-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

4 KCP-PWG cadres arrested in connection with IED found at Catholic school

IMPHAL | Feb 20 A combined team of Imphal West police commandos and a column of 6 Assam Rifles arrested 4 cadres of Kangleipak Communist Party, People’s War Group (KCP-PWG) in connection with the incident of finding an IED planted at the southern gate of.....

21-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

‘All government office shut down’ affects normal life in Tuibong

CHURACHANDPUR | Feb 20 Normal life at Tuibong area of Churachandpur today was affected due to the ‘All government office Shutdown’ called by the Thadou Kuki Students Union (TKSU). In what is believed to be a related incident with the shutdown, the offic.....

71st ZomiNamni observed

CHURACHANDPUR | Feb 20 ZomiNamni, the Zomi National Day, was observed at Singat Sub Division in a programme attended by MLA, GS Haupu as chief guest, CO of 2 AR as guest of honour and MDC of Singat, ADCC constituency as functional president along with th.....

Thanga School found using mass cheating: DESAM

IMPHAL | Feb 20 “Students giving their High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations at Thanga School examination centre were found to have used mass copying on the first day of the examinations.” This was stated by general secretary of Democratic.....

21-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Seventh session of 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly begins

IMPHAL |Feb 20 The 7th session of the Eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly began today with the Governor’s address to the first session of 2019 by highlighting departmental achievements and developments of the State government. An obituary reference wa.....

21-Feb-2019 / DIPR

Two minor victims of electrocution needs attention from authorities

IMPHAL | Feb 20 A minor boy who has to undergo amputation of his right hand after being electrocuted and currently lying in the RIMS Surgery ward in a serious condition seems to have been overlooked by authorities concerned. The victim, Khundrakpam Praj.....

21-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

CJM Imphal East sets free MSAD advisor ‘Veewon Thokchom’ on bail

Veewon Thokchom at CJM Imphal East complex

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Imphal East, Ningthoujam Lanleima, today granted bail to the advisor of Manipur Student’s Association Delhi (MSAD), Veewon Thokchom, saying no sufficient ground found on ‘prima facie’ to sedition charge .....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ukhrul pays tribute to a legend

Ukhrul pays tribute to a legend

UKHRUL| Feb 19 In honour of one of the legendary figures of the Ukhrul in particular and the State as a whole, the Assam Rifles have been celebrating the birth anniversary of Maj Bob Khathing Ralengnao every year since 2012. And the 107th birth anniver.....

Tml district hospital suffering from lack of specialists, shortage of water

Tamenglong district hospital

TAMENGLONG| Feb 19 Even though the district administration has attained its centenary, Tamenglong and Noney districts still do not have any specialist doctor at the district hospital Tamenglong and PHC Noney. With no options left, medical officer of.....

Police personnel should be able to make the people feel secure wherever they are: Biren

Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspects the guard of honour

IMPHAL | Feb 19 There should be no political interference of any form in the discipline forces related to security, said chief minister N. Biren Singh while assuring that no personnel or officer would be victimised in the matters of transfer and postin.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

MPCC submits list of candidates who applied for party ticket for 17th LS Election

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, (MPCC) informed that the intending candidates of INC has been submitted after duly filling up the prescribed application forms for party nominee for the ensuing 17th Lok Sabha Election – 2019 till 4 p.....

Thinungei club welcomes govt plan to establish bird sanctuary

Protestors are acting only out of vested interests: UCT IMPHAL| Feb 19 United Committee Thinungei (UCT) has expressed its happiness and welcomed the state government’s decision announcing the establishment of the First Bird Sanctuary at Thinungei vi.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

The man with eagle eye, Yumnam Kheda to retire soon

Yumnam Kheda

‘He rescued more than 200 trafficked persons’ By Babie Shirin IMPHAL | Feb 19 It is said that under the eagle eye of Yumnam Kheda, who has been the sub-inspector of police, in-charge of Imphal West, Anti Human Trafficking Unit since September 15 .....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Court convicts 49-year old in aunt’s murder case

Court convicts 49-year old in aunt’s murder case By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| Feb 19 M. Manojkumar Singh, Sessions Judge, Imphal West has convicted a 49-year old individual for the offence of (302 IPC) murdering his own 63-years old aunt by stabbi.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Private weigh bridges operating without license from CAF & PF department of the government are prohibited, says minister K Shyam

Karam Shyam speaks to media persons during press conference

IMPHAL | Feb 19 All privately owned weigh bridges operating without prior permission/license from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of Manipur are strictly prohibited and cancelled, stated CAF & PD, Revenue mini.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Felicitation programme for Nemcha Kipgen held

Minister Nemcha Kipgen felicitated by Women and Child Advancement at Lailam Veng, Churachandpur

CHURACHANDPUR| Feb 19 A felicitation programme for Nemcha Kipgen, the first tribal women minister of Manipur was held at the office of Action for Women and Child Advancement (AWCA) located at Lailam Veng, Churachandpur. The programme which was organ.....

CCU, HDU and Palliative ward inaugurated at Churachandpur District hospital

CHURACHANDPUR| Feb 19 Health and Family Welfare minister, L Jayantakumar Kumar today inaugurated the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), High Definition Unit (HDU) and Palliative wards at the campus of Churachandpur District hospital. The minister attended th.....

DEO notifies un-enrolled eligible persons to register in electoral rolls

IMPHAL| Feb 19 Office of the district election officer (DEO) has notified all concerned that in view of the impending Lok Sabha elections, 2019, and in order to provide further opportunity to all un-enrolled eligible persons to get their names registe.....

Class XII examination commences, Council faces teacher shortage due to strike

Class XII examination commences

IMPHAL | Feb 18 One of the most important examinations, Higher Secondary Examinations commenced today in 100 examination centres conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM). Altogether 28,945 students including 7553 in Arts str.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Anti-NDA political parties need cooperation to protect Manipur from CAB

General secretary, MPP assaulted by Apabi and his followers

‘Apabi is not related to MPP’ IMPHAL | Feb 18 “It is time for all anti-NDA political parties to group and co-operate with each other in the coming inner and outer MP election to protect the state against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019,” MPP pres.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

‘Installation of CCTV camera at Foreigner Check Post Jiribam necessary’

IMPHAL | Feb 18 A total of 445 individuals without having proper valid documents were sent back from the Foreigner Police Check Post at Jiribam in 2018 and another seven individuals for this year till 14 January. “It is therefore necessary to instal.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

350 villages under BADP resolve to boycott BJP in MP elections

350 villages under BADP resolve to boycott BJP in MP elections

MOREH| Feb 18 In protest against the decision to allow developmental projects to be undertaken by private contractors regarding the Border Area Development Programme (BADP), more than 350 villages under BADP from different parts of the State including .....

Pollution level high in Manipur, voluntary support needed from public: Radhakishore

Radhakishore launches Environmental Monitoring Eco Van of the Board

IMPHAL | Feb 18 “Manipur Pollution Control Board after conducting tests at various places in Manipur, has found that pollution has been increasing in an alarming rate. It is appealed to the public to extend moral and voluntary support in every measure.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Drugs worth Rs. 14.58 crore seized

Drugs worth Rs. 14.58 crore seized

IMPHAL | Feb 18 Assam Rifles today seized a massive quantity of WIY Tablets at the bordering town of Kudengthabi in Tengnoupal district of Manipur, said a release by IGAR (South). On the evening of February 18 at around 5.30 pm, a team of Tengnoupal.....

Brief News

Tengnoupal police, commandos seize illicit liquor worth Rs 37, 200

MOREH| Feb 20 A team of Tengnoupal District Police led by OC, Tengnoupal, inspector SK. John Lamkang, along with a team of CDO, Tengnoupal-DHQ under the command of DSP/Tengnoupal N. Suraj Singh, seized a huge number of illicit liquor items today while co.....

Power Shutdown

IMPHAL| Feb 20 Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) has informed that there will be planned shutdown of all the outgoing 11kv Feeders from Keishampat Power House of 7:30 am to 9:00 pm of February 21 due to maintenance work of the 33k.....

No superfine rice available in Tml

TAMENGLONG| Feb 19 There has been no super fine rice available in Tamenglong district headquarters for the past one week. When this reporter visited all the grocery shops in Tamenglong, no shop was found selling superfine rice; however, the only rice f.....

JSRTAKD continues cease work strike

IMPHAL | Feb 18 The Joint SSA and RMSA Teachers’ Association, Kangpokpi district Manipur informed that the cease work strike will continue and the closure of the ZEO Kangpokpi as well as D.I Saitu and D.I Saikul will continue. A release said until t.....

‘Govt needs to remove grievances of hill areas’

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Chairman of Autonomous District Council (ADC), Ukhrul, Yaronsho Ngalung said development will not come in the state If the government fails to fulfil the grievances of the employees of hills during a press conference held today at Manip.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Construction work must not be done under minus budget

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Secretary of United Development Committee 6 Keirao assembly constituency, Asem Roben Meitei urged the state government to construct the Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) bridges of the assembly constituency with quality control, during a.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

MPP youth, women wings strongly condemn assault against party GS

IMPHAL | Feb 19 “Manipur People’s Party (MPP) youth and women wing strongly condemn assault against general secretary (administration) of the party. Laikhuram Apabi is not related with the party.” This was stated by president of Chanura Marup, which.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

One stop centre close down

THOUBAL| Feb 19 As a part of the protests demanding the payment of due salaries for 14 months, staff of One-stop Centre, SAKHI closed down the office of the One-stop Centre from February 18. The One-stop Centre is the first of its kind in the state .....

Manipur band “The Wishess” creates history

IMPHAL | Feb 18 Manipur band “The Wishess” created history by becoming the winner of the 1st North East Multimedia Campaign 2019 held at Kohima today. Eight bands representing each Northeastern state compete during the mega event. The 1st North East.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Three days strike begins

BSNL employees strike

IMPHAL | Feb 18 All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) Manipur launched a three-day strike in front of Telephone Bhavan near Old Secretariat from today. Speaking to media persons, district secretary of BSNL Employees Union, Ningombam Moti Kumar .....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

5-day training course on climate change adaptation commences

IMPHAL | Feb 18 A five-day training course on climate change adaptation for natural resource management begins today at Diocesan Social Services Society Mantripukhri today. Around 29 Baptist Churches Association of about 1500 churches of the state u.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Salai Holdings to set up hydro projects in Nepal

Narengbam Samarjit Singh along with  Mr. Miroslav Tym meet the Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Mr. Barshaman Pun “Ananta” of Nepal at Kathmandu

IMPHAL | Feb 18 Salai Holdings Pvt Ltd. along with economic advisor, Miroslav Tym has met the minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun “Ananta” at Kathmandu today. A statement from chairman and managing director; Narengbam .....

108th birth anniversary of MK Priyobrata observed

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Manipur Cultural Integration Conference observed the 108th birth anniversary of late Maharajkumar Priyobrata at the auditorium hall of Government Dance College yesterday. Floral tributes were offered at photo of late Maharajakumar Pr.....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

‘Solitary Reliever’ released

IMPHAL | Feb 18 Sahitya Thoupang Lup and Yengkhom Leirak Development Club have released a poetry book titled ‘Solitary Reliever’ today at the community hall of Sagolband Tera Yengkhom Leirak, Imphal West. The book was a compilation of poems written by .....

19-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

BJP Manipur unit stages sit in against Pulwama terrorist attack

BJP Manipur unit stages sit-in protest against the Pulwama terrorist attack

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Condemning the bomb attack and killing of 40 CRPF personnel at Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Manipur unit led by chief minister N.Biren staged a sit in protest at Nitaipat Chuthek in front of BJP offi.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Editorials

Contracts and corruption

Many of the roads that were new less than a year ago, are already in various states of atrophy. Come monsoon and they will be all but washed away. What a shame this is. The question that would not have escaped anybody at this moment is, why cannot Manipur.....

Sports News

Mongoloid FC trounce Barak Brother’s United by 4-0 goals

JIRIBAM | Feb 19 In the second preliminary knock out match of the 7th Ksh. Nonigopal Memorial Invitation Football Tournament, 2018-19 Mongoloid FC beat Barak Brother’s United by 4-0 goals. SYSA, Tamenglong and Singrabong FA team will play in tomorrow’s.....

SCCC in quarter final of Heibok T-20 Cricket

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Chittaranjan guided SCCC Singjamei booked their quarter final berth with 4 wickets win over Blue Hawk, Khurai in the 2nd Heibok T-20 Cricket Tournament 2019 played at Langthabal Public Ground. Blue Hawk on winning the toss, chose to.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

SFC and Sekta FC sails into quarter final of Chalou Cup

IMPHAL | Feb 19 SFC Heingang drubbed YYC by 4-0 goals to move into the quarter final of the Chalou Cup Lamlai Kendra Villagewise Men’s Open Seven a Side Football Tournament 2019 played at Chalou Ground. Lenin, Holendro, Shitaljit and Subhas fetched a g.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

AFC Thoubal moves into final in Kakching Football

IMPHAL | Feb 19 AFC Thoubal sailed into the final beating UBSA Mantak by 3-1 goals in the 15th DSA Trophy Invitation Football Tournament 2019 played at DSA Kakching playground. In the semi-final, AFC Thoubal dominated the proceedings with Premjit Si.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Bona moves into final of IDTA Clay Court Tennis

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Bona Singh moved into the final of the Men’s Open of the 2nd State Level Clay Court Tennis Tournament 2019 played at IDTA, Lamphelpat. In the semi-final, Bona Singh faced stiff resistance from Ranjan Singh and had the last laugh with.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Articles

How to understand the silence of the Indian secularists?

By Yengkhom Jilangamba As we know, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (popularly known as CAB) was recently passed in the Lok Sabha and those in the government promised that it would be made into an Act. The BJP led government were eventually unsuc.....

Alcohol:Prohibition

By Col I S Chanam, Retd Prohibition of consumption of alcohol in Manipur has been going on for the past several years till now. The question is …has the prohibition been effective and successful? Has consumption of alcohol been stopped altogether o.....

Indian Polity: Regional Policy Absent and Border Policy Missing

By Amar Yumnam India has just experienced two events rather close to one another. Both of these events have lost of implications for governance designs and policy formulation. One event has caused a serious embarrassment to the ruling political party a.....

Decline Trends in Mathematical Aptitude Among students of Manipur

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Once one of my Mathematics teacher asked me, do you know CHARI METHODS (four methods) in Mathematics? I got confused the question of my teacher. I said, no sir. To my astonished, he smiled at me and said, it is very simple,.....

Of sedition law and colonial governmentality

By Kh. Ibomcha What is sedition? Is it not seditious when those in power misuse their privilege and position, breach peace and security by inciting violence? For instance, state government’s brutal act of using tear gas shells to Kanglei mothers who w.....

Imphal Free Press (Official App)

Top