MoU signed with the HRD ministry and state government
MoU signed with the HRD ministry and state government

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MU strike to be suspended after MoU with Union HRD

MoU signed with the HRD ministry and state government

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Manipur University community on Thursday has agreed to temporarily suspend its shutdown strike which has paralysed the varsity for over two months after a MoU was signed with the HRD ministry and state government to constitute an indepen.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Minister goes rogue and rampages Hotel Classic Grande properties

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : MAHUD and Forest minister, Th. Shyamkumar allegedly went on a rampage destroying several vases of house plants inside the lobby of Hotel Classic Grande on Tuesday evening after an altercation with his family members who accompanied him t.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

72nd National Independence Day observed - Assembly is kept prorogued in public interest: CM

CM Biren inspecting the guard of honour during the 72nd Independence Day celebration at the 1st Manipur Rifles parade ground

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : The 72nd national Independence Day was celebrated in the state as part of the celebrations made across the country. The state level celebration was observed at the 1st Manipur Rifles parade ground yesterday. As a part of the celebratio.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State announces holiday on August 17 as mark of respect to Vajpayee

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : State government has declared holiday for government institutions and banks on August 17 as mark of respect for the death of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari, who expired today at AIIMS hospital, New Delhi. As a mark of respe.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Guv inaugurates facility for mass production of orchids

Governor Najma Heptulla inaugurates Facility for Mass production of Orchids and Farmers Training Hostel at National Bioresource Park at Haraorou

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Manipur governor, Dr. Najma Heptulla today inaugurated the Facility for Mass production of Orchids and Farmers Training Hostel at National Bioresource Park at Haraorou, Imphal East. The inaugural function was organised by Institute of .....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

I-Day celebration turns ugly at Tamenglong

TAMENGLONG | Aug 16 : Despite the efforts of Parent and Guardian Association, Tamenglong and NFSA Consumer Welfare Association, Tamenglong, to refrain students from taking part in the march past during the 72nd Indian Independence Day celebration at Tamen.....

Independence Day celebrated state-wide

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated widely at different districts of the state on August 15 and various awards and recognition were given as part of the occasion. In Churachandpur, the Independence Day celebration was held at Peac.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission launched

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Pilot programme of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) was launched yesterday by chief minister, Nongthombam Biren Singh at his secretariat ahead of the mission’s official launch. It was supposed to be launched .....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State government has deceived the public, says Ibobi

Former CM Ibobi speaks during press conference on cancellation of special assembly session at Congress Bhawan

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : The cancellation of special assembly session by the state government is nothing but deceiving the people, said former chief minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh. Speaking to media persons in a press conference held at Congress Bhawan i.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

14th Death Anniversary of Pebam Chittaranjan observed

Mass rally held at Imphal in connection with 14th death anniversary of Pebam Chittaranjan Mangang

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Amidst people’s demand for more than 20 years to repeal the inhumane Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, the recent filing of a petition by army personnel to the Supreme Court claiming that the registration of FIR and prosecution of a.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Burning of state Assembly might occur again if Centre goes against people’s interest, cautions UCM / FRONT

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : President of United Committee Manipur (UCM), Sunil Karam today recalled the episode of burning down of Manipur Legislative Assembly in 2001 and cautioned the Central government for an intense form of protest that had never happened befor.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Smart Medicos condemns government as untrustworthy

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Smart Medicos, which is under an umbrella company of Salai Holdings Private Limited, today complained that the government has withdrawn from a contract that was signed for Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) without any prior inti.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Suspected bandh supporters torch three vehicles

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : At around 7:30 am in the morning today, two trucks and one cruiser jeep were set ablaze along Imphal - Jiribam road near Tupul by suspected supporters of the 24 hours bandh and ban on all national projects constructions works in Zeliangr.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Robber arrested, stolen jewellery recovered

THOUBAL | Aug 16 : In one its biggest haul, Kakching district police arrested a member of a gang of thieves and recovered jewellery worth more than Rs. 4 Lakh that had been stolen from a jewellery shop at Kakching Bazaar. The police have assured that the.....

Agitations against article 371 (a) continue in Thoubal district

Protest against Naga Frame Work agreement and extension of article 371(a)

THOUBAL | Aug 16 : Civil voluntary organisations and drivers associations of Thoubal district continued holding demonstrations and agitations against the implementation of article 371(a) in Manipur. Raising slogans that article 371 (a) of the constituti.....

Drug lord Haji Masle under preventive detention for one year

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : The state government has for the first detained Md. Haji Basleuddin alias Haji Masle of Lilong, for a period of one year for his involvement in trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under Prevention Illicit Traffic of.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Congress mocks BJP of being scared to hold Assembly session

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Not circulating the official order of holding an Assembly session till today even though the government announced it would hold an Assembly session on August 16 clearly shows that the BJP led government are ‘scared’ to hold the Assembly,.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Governor inaugurates Imphal and Khongjom tourism project

Governor inaugurates Imphal and Khongjom tourism project

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Governor, Najma Heptulla dedicated ‘Development of North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom’, the first project under government of India’s Swadesh Darshan Scheme, to the public in the presence of chief minister, N. Biren Singh and union .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Guv, CM and ministers extend I-Day messages

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Manipur governor Najma A Heptulla and chief minister N. Biren Singh greeted the people on the occasion of the Independence Day. In her greetings the governor said that on August 15, 1947, India attained freedom from the British and the .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kiren Rijiju misled House regarding Indo-Myanmar boundary issue: Ibomcha

Former Secretary (Law) Laishom Ibomcha briefing to media

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Union minister of state, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju has misled the Rajya Sabha regarding the Indo-Myanmar boundary issue in his supplementary reply during question hour on August 1, 2018, alleged former secretary (law), Laishom Ibomcha. .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Court proclaims children home administrator as absconder

CHURACHANDPUR | Aug 14 : Special judge POCSO, Imphal West has proclaimed the administrator of North Eastern Children Home, Timothy L. Changsang as absconder, for allegedly raping a minor girl. The alleged accused, Timothy L. Changsan, 55, son of late Tha.....

CIRCA and PPCM observe Manipur Independence Day

Titular king Sanajaoba speaks during I-Day celebration

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Remembering the most significant day of the history of Manipur the state got freedom from the clutches of colonial British, Coalition for Indigenes’ Rights Campaign (CIRCA) today observed 72nd Manipur’s Independence Day at Sana Konung, P.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Gallantry short-listed Brinda dreams drug-free Manipur

Thounaojam Brinda

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : “Drug abuse is the biggest enemy of the youths and it would be a great achievement if drug menace is controlled,” said Thounaojam Brinda, additional superintendent of police, Narcotics and Affairs of Borders (NAB) Manipur, who has become.....

UCM appeals for torch rally on Independence Day

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : United Committee Manipur (UCM) has appealed all the civil voluntary organisations, clubs and Meira Paibi groups of Manipur to organise a torch rally on their own locality in the evening of the Independence Day. Talking to reporters at t.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Maoist puts ban on office of RIMS director

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Maoist Communist Party Manipur stated that the organisation has given prior notice to the director of RIMS to leave his post but the director has remained silent till date. A release signed by coordinator standing committee, Kyonghan M.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Brief News

Singat MLA instructs PDS agents to maintain responsible service

CHURACHANDPUR | Aug 16 : Concerning the irregularities in Public Distribution System (PDS), the MLA of Singat assembly constituency and chairman of MANIREDA, Ginsuanhau Zou today called all the 69 agents of PDS under his constituency at his reside.....

UG arrested

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : A team of police commando, Imphal West arrested an active member of KCP-PWG (People’s War Group) organisation from Singjamei Thongam Leikai during a frisking and search operation on August 13, said a release from PRO (Police). The arres.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

YMC lauds BJP government

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Youth Modern Club, Haraorou today expressed appreciation and gratitude to both the BJP governments in the state and centre for giving many beneficial schemes to uplift the poorer section of society. A press release issued by the preside.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

“Wari Leeba festival” to be concluded on Aug 17

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : North East Artisan’s Forum (NEAF) has announced that the Closing Function of the ‘5-day festival on Wari Leeba’ will be held from 1:00 pm on August 17 at its office complex located at Soibam Leikai, Imphal East district......

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Lois Essentials ‘not related’ with The Lois, claims managing director

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Lois’ Essentials (a small scale industry) claimed that the industry is not related with ‘The Lois’ which is to be launched tomorrow at Manipur Press Club. Briefing the media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, managing partner .....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

UDACR condemns sexual abuse of two minors

UKHRUL | Aug 16 : Ukhrul District Alliance for Child Rights (UDACR) condemned the sexual abuse of two minor girls at Langley village, Ukhrul district last month. A statement of contempt issued by UDACR stated, “the brutality of the act has pained us to .....

CNPO decries transfer of doctors

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Chandel Naga Peoples Organisation (CNPO) has decried the transfer of four doctors especially two Gynaecologists from Chandel District Hospital without any replacement. While asserting that the condition of the district hospital is not .....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Power shutdown

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) has informed all consumers of 11KV Malom feeders from Sangaiporou power house that there will be a planned shutdown from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on August 17 for Transformer shifting .....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

ZUF inducts new office bearers

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has said that the organisation has conducted its second induction ceremony on August 9 last at Dilung, council Headquarter. A statement issued by information and publicity secretary of the outfit, A. D.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

NIA verifies document at JNIMS

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted verification of some of the official documents maintained at administrative block of JNIMS as a part of ongoing probe into alleged raising of funds and supply of arms and ammu.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Article 371 (A) or any similar act should not be implemented in Manipur’

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : A public meeting against the implementation of Article 371 (A) or similar acts in the state was held at Nambol Keithel today. It was jointly organised by United Peoples’ Front (UPF), Manipur, Bishnupur District Council, Chaokhat Khongth.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Women burn effigy of Churachandpur DC

Women protesters burn effigy of DC Shyam Lal Poonia at Churachandpur

CHURACHANDPUR | Aug 14 : Following the boycott of deputy commissioner of Churachandpur, Shyam Lal Poonia by Thaduo-Kuki Students’ Union (TKSU), there were also strong protests today morning against the DC by women folks which were held at two main interse.....

Restore academic activities in MU immediately: FEGOCTA

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) has expressed deep concern over the disturbances resulting from the Manipur University (MU) crisis. A release said that the academic paralysis which has exceede.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

IGAR (South) greets on Independence Day

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Major General Virendra Singh, VSM, IGAR (South) and All Ranks of Assam Rifles extended warm greetings and best wishes to all the people of Manipur on the occasion of Independence Day, said a release by PRO IGAR (South). In the release, .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Two MCJ personnel to be conferred with award for meritorious service

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Office of the Superintendent, Manipur Central Jail (MCJ), Imphal, has informed that the President’s Correctional Service Medal for Meritorious Service has been awarded to two personnel of Jail department, Manipur. A press note signed by.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Editorials

Harm of bad precedents

To paraphrase a very familiar line from celebrated though controversial writer and social worker Arundhati Roy, the laws of algebra is not always applicable in balancing the equation of social justice. Unlike in algebra where the sum of two negatives make.....



Sports News

LAGSA golden jubilee meet 2018 concludes

CHANDEL | Jan 27 : The defending champion Seijamang Memorial Team (SMT) Phaijang, G.Songel Youth Club and M.Moljol Youth Club lifted the Men’s Football, Junior Boys Football and Women’s Volleyball Champion Trophies of the Lonpi Area Games and Sports Assoc.....

28-Jan-2018 / A Staff Reporter

KBCA Youth Gospel Olympics concludes

IMPHAL| Jan 27 : The closing ceremony of 2nd Youth Gospel Olympic, organised by Komrem Baptist Church Association (KBCA) Manipur, was held on January 26 at Sinamkom Baptist church. IGP L. Kailun was the chief guest at the closing programme while social.....

28-Jan-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Articles

The Improper Use of the State Emblem of India in Manipur

Can the state of Manipur, which has its own state emblem, also use the State Emblem of India as its own? The statute book clearly says that any state can adopt the National emblem wholly as its own without seeking the permission of the Union government, a.....

Wanted Troubleshooters Not Troublemakers in the Manipur University

Conflict situation in the only Manipur (Central) University has unprecedentedly and unexpectedly protracted over time resulting into compounding the situation and causing unintended harms to local communities increasing day by day seemingly adding to the .....

A tribute to patriots of Manipur : MANIPUR NEEDS ANOTHER TIKENDRAJIT

During prehistoric times and even in early historical periods, infighting among the small groups inhabiting in a territory was very common in various part of the world. Various ethnicities and communities indulged in bloody warfare, burning and raiding vi.....

Life sketch of G.C. Tongbra

GC Tongbra

Compiled by Tayenjam Bijoykumar Singh “Since I’m senior to you I’ll have to leave first. One of my feet is already placed on the other side. When I go there tomorrow, I don’t know what to tell them?” said GC Tongbra when he felt his end was looming large.....

Irony of fate

“Who is it again this time”? Mzee Hatibu wept. For the third time his grand daughter was pregnant again. “Who on earth would think of doing this injustice to my grand child”-he continued weeping. Zuhura was orphaned even before she was born. Her father .....

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