CM Biren speaking at cardsbenefits distribution function
CM Biren speaking at cardsbenefits distribution function

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IOCL negligence has made state prone to man-made LPG scarcity

IMPHAL| Jan 20 Due to the lackadaisical attitude of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), the LPG bottling plant at Sekmai is now left with a limited stock of about nine (9) days only which could lead to a crisis of unavailability of LPG cylinders in the.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

No change of state govt stand on Citizenship Amendment Bill: CM

CM Biren speaking at cardsbenefits distribution function

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Chief minister N. Biren Singh has reiterated that there is no change in State government’s stand in pressing the Centre to give assent to Manipur People Bill, 2018 before the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 becomes an Act. He was sp.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

CVO leaders, scholars and social activists intensify campaign against CAB

Public discourse in connection with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016

IMPHAL | Jan 20 A public discourse in connection with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 (CAB) held today at Centenary hall, Manipur University Four, drew up resolutions. The resolutions included, demand for immediate withdrawal of CAB, appeal to R.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Freedom of expression in peril says Babloo

Meeting on legal defence of defenders at Manipure Press Club

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Journalist, lawyers and human rights activist came together in a show of strength and solidarity to demand the immediate release of journalist, Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha, incarcerated under the National Security Act (NSA) and dropping o.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

NEIDP urges to form North East League to file case at Supreme Court against CAB

Vice president of NEIDP Sapam Kunjakeshor alias Keba speaking to media persons during press conference

IMPHAL | Jan 20 North East India Development Party (NEIDP) has urged the entire northeast states to form a North East League to file a case against unconstitutional CAB, 2019 at Supreme Court without playing blame games to each other. Addressing a p.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

CM assures NESO govt’s stand on CAB until clause for protection of indigenous people inserted

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Chief minister, N. Biren has assured the representatives of North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) that he stands against passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) in Rajya Sabha. Biren gave his assurance to the representati.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Chattric Khulen yet to catch up with 21st century

Chattric Khulen, Kamjong

By B. Rakesh Sharma IMPHAL | Jan 20 When the rest of world is thriving in the 21st century, the villagers of Chattric Khulen, Kamjong district are still unable to have the opportunity of owning a refrigerator, television set, washing machines, air c.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Mass sit-in-protest and rally held against CAB

Sit-in protest against the CAB at Pureiromba Keithel

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Decrying the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) recently in Lok Sabha and demanding the withdrawal of the bill immediately, a mass sit-in-protest including rally was organised today in the state. The protest was organis.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Interactive tour for border area students concluded

IMPHAL| Jan 20 It was a moment of mixed feelings when on a beautiful Sunday morning, the bus carrying the NIT team arrived back in Singhat after successfully concluding the 14-day tour to Delhi and Agra. The National Integration Tour (NIT) was organ.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Rajat Sethi must apologise for his misconduct, CM must clarify on the matter immediately: MMWO

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Advisor to chief minister of Manipur, Rajat Sethi must apologise to the people for his misconduct towards Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) and chief minister, N. Biren must clarify the matter immediately or else he must face t.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Singju should be promoted worldwide: R. K. Rameshore

IMPHAL| Jan 20 Singju (local salad) which has been closely associated with the history of the State should be promoted on a worldwide scale instead of confining it as a local cuisine, said managing director of R.K. Fortune Developers Pvt. Ltd, R K Rame.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

We have the talents, only need focus to shine in any sports discipline: Biswajit

Biswajit hands over certificate and medal

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Information and Public Relations minister Thongam Biswajit Singh, today, said that our people has talents in every sports discipline, however, we only need focus to shine in any sports. Biswajit was speaking at the prize distributio.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Seminar on water reed crafts held

Seminar on water reed crafts held

IMPHAL | Jan 20 A one-day seminar on kauna (water reed) crafts in Manipur was held at Sky Hall of Unique Trust, Hatta Minuthong today under the sponsorship of O/o, development Commissioner (H), Ministry of Textiles, govt. of India by R and D scheme. .....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Shyamkumar launches state-level Gaan- Ngai festival

Cultural dance perform during State level Gaan-Ngai festival at Chingmeirong Kabui village

IMPHAL | Jan 19 State level Gaan-Ngai festival was launched today at Chingmeirong Kabui village in Imphal East. The festival,which is a post harvesting festival of the Zeliangrong community, is being celebrated in the entire State. The grant festiva.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

MSDF appeals state govt to draw attention on price rise issue of rice

IMPHAL | Jan 19 Manipur Secular Democratic Front (MSDF) appealed the state government to draw attention on issue concerning the skyrocketing price of rice and to open a fully fledged ‘Food Commission’. Addressing the press meet held at the office of.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Authorities allegedly demand tips from differently abled during ‘Go to Village’ programme

IMPHAL | Jan 19 A physically challenged person was allegedly asked to give an amount of Rs.70 for availing the health benefits of the CMHT scheme. A differently abled, named Chabungbam Kiranjit, 37, from Kadompokpi Mayai Leikai had gone to ‘Go to Vi.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Social development depends on human resource development: Joykumar

Yumnam Joykumar during silver jubilee celebration of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya

IMPHAL |Jan 19 Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that development of a society depends on development of human resource in the society. He was speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya held at Haotal.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Residents of Moreh demand for construction of modern women market

MOREH| Jan 19 Residents of Moreh have expressed their desire and appealed the state government for the construction of a modern ‘Ima Market’ at the town considering the importance of Moreh as an international business hub and in the interest of the loc.....

I oppose CAB says Jayanta

Emoinu Fest kicks off

Emoinu Fest kicks off JIRIBAM| Jan 19 A two-day long Emoinu Festival kicked off on January 18 at Konthou Leikai, Sirbar in Lakhipur, Cachar. The festival which was organised with an aim to promote Manipuri tradition was attended by minister of Art .....

‘Political parties should start joint movement, stop throwing stones to each other’

12th Death Anniversary of Chingsubam Akaba

12th Death Anniversary of Chingsubam Akaba held IMPHAL | Jan 19 The 12th Death Anniversary of ‘Meeyamgi Luchingpurel’ Chingsubam Akaba, also known as Oja Akaba, jointly organised by R. Suisa Trust and Luchingpurel Chingsubam Akaba Ningsing Lup(LUCANIL.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Free diagnostic centre inaugurated at Jiribam hospital

Free diagnostic centre inaugurated at Jiribam hospital

JIRIBAM| Jan 19 After a long period of waiting, the demand of the people of Jiribam has been fulfilled with the inaugural of the free diagnostic centre at Jiribam Sub- District hospital today by Health and Family Welfare minister, L. Jayantakumar. Duri.....

Training on agri-horti produces conducted

UKHRUL| Jan 19 A training programme on “Backward-Forward Market Linkages of Agri-Horti Produces” concluded today at Elrey Conference Hall, Viewland, Ukhrul, organised by Ukhrul District Community Resource Management Society (UDCRMS) and North Eastern R.....

Mobilisation camp conducted

IMPHAL | Jan 19 Mobilisation camp for making I.D cards for artisans and creation of self-help groups for handicraft artisans and bank account openings was organised at Singjamei Oinam Thingel Community Hall today. Speaking as the chief gust of the f.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Vibrant cultural shows displayed at VKL 2019

UKHRUL| Jan 19 The students of Veikhang area displayed their rich and colourful culture and heritage at the on-going XVI edition of ‘Veikhang Katamnao Long (VKL) General Conference cum Sports Meet 2019’ at Khangkhui Khullen on January 18. President .....

Traditional last rites of Thangkhosei Haokip held

Traditional last rites of Kumpipa

KANGPOKPI| Jan 19 The traditional last rites (Lhamonna Kosa) of president, Kuki Inpi, Thangkhosei Haokip were performed today at his residence at Sangnute Inn, Phaipijang Langol. Pastor, Langol Independent Church, reverend Sholun Haokip attended the.....

Brief News

Governor extends Statehood Day greetings

IMPHAL| Jan 20 Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla has extended her greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Statehood Day, 2019. It was January 21, 1972 that Manipur became a full-fledged State of the Indian Union; and .....

Biswajit extends Statehood Day wishes

IMPHAL| Jan 20 Public Works minister, Th. Biswajit Singh has expressed his greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Manipur Statehood Day, 2019. On this day, Manipur attained full-fledged State on January 21st, 1972 and .....

Cycle rally to promote cycling and reduce fuel consumption

IMPHAL | Jan 20 As a part of ‘Saksham-2019, Oil and Gas awareness drive’, a cycle rally was organised from Imphal Hotel passing through Manipur Legislative Assembly road, Thangmeiband, Kangla Fort and Hatta today. Speaking to IFP, manager (sales), B.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

143 Bn CRPF organises inaugural function

IMPHAL | Jan 20 An Inauguration function was organised by 143 Bn CRPF in connection with renovation of existing community hall of Lakhsh Pioneer Committee, Naoremthong Khulen Leikai, and 2 waiting sheds near office of DC Imphal West under the aegis of,.....

Public meetings held across Thoubal against CAB

THOUBAL | Jan 20 Expressing condemnations against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed recently in Lok Sabha public meetings were widely held in different areas of Thoubal district today. The public meetings jointly organised by RSF, MASAD, A.....

IPAK releases calendar and diary

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Indigenous People’s Association of Kangleipak (IPAK) released a calendar and diary of 2019 today at its office at Keishampat. On the releasing function, IPAK secretary, Prem Pebam drew attention on the need for the indigenous people .....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

New tourism destination at Khuga bay

CHURACHANDPUR| Jan 20 Churachandpur Cage Culture Fish Farming and Research Center which has been running from 2016 onwards at Khuga Dam bay with two (2) fish cages initially and provides fish at an affordable rate of Rs 300 per kg has now been multipli.....

AR extends greetings on occasion of Statehood Day

IMPHAL| Jan 20 Inspector general, Assam Rifles (South), major general K P Singh and all ranks of Assam Rifles have extend warm greetings and goodwill to the people of Manipur on the upcoming occasion of Manipur Statehood Day, said a release from IGAR (.....

Eastern army commander to visit Manipur

IMPHAL| Jan 20 General officer, commanding-in-chief, Eastern Army Command, lieutenant general MM Naravane, will arrive in the state on a three-day visit from January 21 to 23, said a release from AR. The army commander will be briefed on the securit.....

UG cadre arrested

IMPHAL| Jan 20 A team of Moreh PS personnel led by SI Bungcha under the command of SDPO-Moreh, Sandip Gopaldas Mohurle under the supervision of SP-Tengnoupal, S Ibomcha detained an active cadre of KCP (N) on January 20. Sources from Yairipok PS stat.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

STDCM holds motorcycle rally

Motorcycle rally organised by STDCM

IMPHAL | Jan 19 Demanding that Meitei/Meetei community must be included the scheduled tribe list, and decrying the State government for not considering the issue, Schedule Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) organised a motorcycle rally today. T.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Protest against CAB continues

IMPHAL | Jan 19 Decrying the passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha and demanding that the bill must be withdrawn, sit-in-protests were staged by groups of women folks today at Uripok. Speaking to media, secretary of Uripok Laikh.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Emoinu Chahong-Ngahongba day observed at Delhi

Emoinu Chahong-Ngahongba day observed at Delhi

IMPHAL| Jan 19 Kangleicha Punshin Lup (KPL), Delhi organised an Emoinu Chahong Ngahongba day observation on January 18 at Patel Chest, Delhi. A release from signed by president of the organisation, Yaiphaba Sapam informed that the event was attended.....

CASO conducted in advance of R-day

CASO conducted in advance of R-day

IMPHAL | Jan 19 As a part of the preventive measures undertaken by the district police for the up-coming republic day celebration, cordon and search operation (CASO) was conducted at some parts of Imphal east and west today. For Imphal east, distric.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ram Lal Paul High School 1984 Matric Batch Alumni meet

Ram Lal Paul High School 1984 Matric Batch Alumni Meet

IMPHAL | Jan 19 The first get-together of the students of 1984 batch of matriculation of Ram Lal Paul High School, Imphal was held on 19 January 2019 at the residence of Mutum Jogen, Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Imphal East. The event marked the reunion o.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Editorials

Tourism revisited

There is a time tested thumb rule that the Japanese chamber of commerce in Bangkok – the second largest overseas chamber of commerce after the one in Shanghai, of this far eastern economic giant – considers as an important indicator for investment climate.....

Sports News

20th Devala trophy : BASU, Ingoton 11 prevails

IMPHAL | Jan 20 In the pool B league round match of the ongoing 20th Devala Memorial State Level Tennis ball Cricket tournament 2019 organised by Blooming Atheletics and Sporting Union (BASU ) Khangabok, BASU Blaster Khangabok beat SDC Khangabok. In.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Hanif shah trophy: SSC Porompat, PALYC Phundrei victorious

IMPHAL | Jan 20 SSC Porompat and PALYC Phundrei of Group B emerged winners of their respective league round matches on the ongoing 2nd Hanif Shah state level Manipur Muslim football tournament 2019, being organised by AMMOCCO at Yairipok Singa playgro.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

AMBBA selects five body builders for Mr Eastern India

IMPHAL | Jan 20 All Manipur Body Builders Association have selected five body builders to represent Manipur in the Mr.Eastern India 2019. The five body builders are Thokchom Santosh Singh in 65kg, Y.Hemochandra Meetei of 65kg, S.Anand Singh in 70kg .....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

ALL FC(A) lifts champion title

IMPHAL | Jan 20 ALL FC(A) beat LKYDA(A) by 3-0 goals to claim the champion title of the 4th Ima Manishang Memorial State Level Four a Side Mini Boys Football Tournament 2019 played at Khuyathong. ALL FC team were unstoppable in the final match with .....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ashokumar FC lifts 4th Sabungkhok Cup

IMPHAL | Jan 20 Ashokumar FC, Yainangpokpi beat Mangal FA(A) to claim the champion title by flip of coins after both teams were locked with 7-7 goals after sudden death shootout in the 4th Sabungkhok Cup 2019 played at Sabungkhok playground, Imphal Eas.....

21-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Articles

CAB, CAB, CAB..: Mr. Government, the Public Are Not Talking of Taxi

By Amar Yumnam The North-Eastern part of India is now seized with one issue. It is seldom that the region rises together on a shared concern over an issue. One peculiarity of the present worry is that the source of it is not a home-made one but relates.....

Tourism: A potential that North-east cannot ignore

By John S. Shilshi Among the small states of North-east region, Sikkim emerged as one of the favourite destinations for tourists across the country. In terms of annual tourist intake, it has surpassed Meghalaya, known for attracting domestic tourist ov.....

Book Review: “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film”- Best Book on Indian Cinema 2017

By Meghachandra Kongbam A new chapter in the annals of 45 years of Manipuri cinema preludes with a book in English entitled, “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film” by Bobby Wahengbam. The book bagged the Swarna Kamal for ‘the Best Book on C.....

Jail-Path to Freedom

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Help me God! I know it is wrong but it is the only way to get my freedom”-Lucy prayed. Lucy was imprisoned by her own husband, in his own house, inside his own heart. Three days ago Robert was an ordinary, po.....

Dweller’s Tea (An exhaustive review)

By Bharati Yumnam Dweller Location: Lamphel Supermarket, near Evelyn Scan C & India Post Office, Imphal. Timing: All days from 11am to 7pm. Speciality: Naturally delightful tea blends, indigenous snacks. Rating: 4 out of 5 Setting: Dwel.....

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