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

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‘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

Joy condemns State for allegedly giving away Dzuko to Nagaland

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Veteran politician, O. Joy Singh has slammed the state government for allegedly giving away Dzuko Valley to Nagaland by PHEDminister, L.Dikho while negotiating with Nagaland government for the release of eight Manipur Mountaineering Tre.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

AR installs ten solar street lights in Malom

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Tulihal Battalion of HQ 9 Sector Assam Rifles today installed and handed over ten solar street lights as part of ‘Operation Sadbhavana Project’, said a release by IGAR (South). The battalion installed the lights in each of the wards .....

Ukhrul ADC has new chairman

UKHRUL| Dec 10 After 15 months, ADC Ukhrul witnessed another change of guard with Dr. Yaronsho Ngalung being elected as the new chairman of ADC Ukhrul replacing Dickson Kamkara. A farewell for the outgoing chairman cum felicitation function for the .....

Medical programme for pregnant women held under PMSMA

Medical programme for pregnant women held under PMSMA

JIRIIBAM| Dec 10 A free medical treatment programme for pregnant women by specialist volunteersunder the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Scheme was held today at the 50-bedded hospital located at Uchathol, Jiribam. The event was at.....

Foldscope awareness workshops conducted

IMPHAL | Dec 10 A series of short training workshop on the use of Foldscope, an inexpensive paper based microscope, was conducted from December 5-8 under the supervision of experts, L. Kanta Singh and Kh. Hera Singh from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Imp.....

Inaugural function of ‘15th Sumang Leela NingthamKumhei 2018’ held

Y. Joykumar speaks during the inaugural function of ‘15th Sumang Leela Ningtham Kumhei 2018’

Shumang Leela is the Most Vibrant Performing Art Form: Y. Joykumar Singh IMPHAL | Dec 10 Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar Singh has said that Shumang Leela is the most vibrant amongst the performing art forms in the State. He was speaking as ch.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

KSO threatens to impose indefinite bandh along NH-39

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) Tengnoupal district has threatened to impose an indefinite bandh along NH-39 (Imphal-Moreh road) or take up other forms of agitations if the state government fail to bring an understanding on the confli.....

BKS, Shiv Sena conduct inspection tour of Holenphai village

BKS, Shiv Sena conduct inspection tour of Holenphai village

MOREH| Dec 10 A team including secretary of Bharatiya Kamgar Sena, Dilip Panicker and president of Manipur State Shiv Sena, M. Tombi today visited and inspected the situation at Holenphai Khun (Village) located under Moreh subdivision, which is current.....

Army documents reveal hand of 3 Corps behind killing of 5 Manipuri youths, families demand justice

Babloo Loitongbam speaks during press conference

Army, Intelligence personnel barge into press conference IMPHAL | Dec 9 Sensitive documents of Army origin have surfaced in the public domain which suggests that some officers of the 3 Corps Intelligence Surveillance Unit (CISU) located at Rangapaha.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kuki Inpi, CVOs serve ultimatum for safe release of Sekmai abductees

KANGPOKPI | Dec 9 Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district and various other civil voluntary organisations including Thadou Inpi Sadar Hills, Kuki Women Union Sadar Hills, Kuki Students’ Organisation Sadar Hills, Thadou Students’ Association Sadar Hills have serv.....

CORCOM calls for unity on 70th anniversary of UDHR

IMPHAL | Dec 9 On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the proscribed umbrella organisation, CORCOM has sent its greetings and extended support “to the oppressed people who are struggling to fight against colonia.....

Quality grass-root level education vital for raising standard of education: Shyamkumar

Thounaojam Shyamkumar speaks during the inaugural function of Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Forest minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi, Imphal East. The school is constructed under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (2012-13) - Education for all. He also laid th.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Consultation programme on crime against women and children held

218 cases of violence against women and children occurred this year in Manipur IMPHAL | Dec 9 A one-day consultation cum sharing programme on ‘Crime against Women and Children’ was held today at Manipur Press Club, organised by Women Action for Deve.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Lilong assembly constituency slowly returning to Stone Age’

IMPHAL | Dec 9 “Lilong assembly constituency has been neglected by the government for long and is now experiencing a ‘stone age like situation. Government authorities should stay in the area to understand the true grievances of the people” said publici.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Human rights defenders reaffirm commitment to universal values

IMPHAL | Dec 9 On the occasion of the 70th International Human Rights Day, 2018, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Borok Peoples Human Rights Organisation (BPHRO), Indigenous Women’s Forum of Northeast India (IWFNEI), Karbi Human Rights Watch (KHRW).....

Brief News

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.....

AMNSDA notifies

IMPHAL | Dec 9 The All Manipur Newspapers Sales’s and Distributor’s Association (AMNSDA) has notified that the members who hold identity cards of the organisation, in order to receive schemes and insurance, are to submit two photostated copies of their.....

Best District Legal Services Authority awarded to Imphal East DLSA

IMPHAL | Dec 9 The award for best District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) 2018 of the state was conferred to Imphal East DLSA, best panel lawyer was given to advocate, N. Modhu Singh of Thoubal DLSA and best Para Legal Volunteers was given to advocate.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Start a petrol pump: IOC

IMPHAL | Dec 9 “Are you interested in starting a new petrol pump ?” If yes ! Then anyone within the age range of 22 to 60 years with a metric certificate can apply online. One needs to apply online at www.petrolpumpdealerchayan.in and the last date is.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MPCC observes birth anniversary of Sonia Gandhi

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today observed the birth anniversary of All India Congress Committee’s former president, Sonia Gandhi at Congress Bhavan. In a press release by office secretary of MPCC, Y. Sharat Singh stated.....

Illegal drugs recovered

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Continuing with its efforts towards ensuring a drug free Manipur and assisting civil administration to eradicate this social menace, a combined team of Narcotics and Affairs of Borders (NAB) along with Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector .....

Editorials

Human rights and wrongs

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. It is quite a telling irony that just a week ago, the Manipur cabinet welcomed the extension of the Disturbed Area Act, and by that virtue, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act as well. Even more confounding i.....

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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