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It has been sometime and much water has flow down the rivers since becoming a journalist. Regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy, scribes in the state enjoy a lot of influence and many have seen their fair part in the myriad incidents which have heave.....

So, how did we vote?

It’s quite a surprise that the public came out in maximum numbers for the inner and the outer polls. The turnout was an aggregate of 80 percent and that is a big number. Now, the most awaited day will be May 23 and the fate of the candidates will be known.....

Senior advocate Chandrajit and SP Jogeshchandra tried to malign drug kingpin’s trial: Judge

ADC chairman coming out from court

Drug Kingpin Lhukhosei disappear from Hospital, Judge suspects foul play By Paojel Chaoba IMPHAL| Mar 30 A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) raided the Government Quarter of Autonomous District Council (ADC) chairman Lhukhosei Zou on .....

Police incompetency, Criminal masterminds and the System

It is quite surprising that a hardened vicious criminal in the likes of Thokchom Nando could make a make a clean break from the hospital. There is security around the clock, the jail keeps two wardens to monitor and take charge of the manacles which binds.....

Kuki militants play favorites, ask BJP to give ticket to State BJP VP Benjamin for outer LS elections

By Paojel Chaoba IMPHAL | Mar 10 In a clear cut case of militants throwing their weight to favor individuals of their choice in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Kuki National Organization (KNO), a conglomerate of 17 Kuki militant groups and the.....

For want of a nail, the case was lost

It is quite amazing how the state government plays its cards to save its tainted soldiers, at the same time training its guns on defenseless citizens. Some years down the line, Manipur was virtually a killing field as headlines of local papers carried new.....

MSKA award ceremony to be held

IMPHAL | Feb 4 Manipur State Kala Akademi (MSKA) has notified that Akademi Lifetime Achievement Award and Akademi Awards for the year 2015 would be given out in special presentation ceremony on February 6, 11:00 am at Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, .....

Modi should know

Mr Prime Minister came to town for a few hours and inaugurated some projects, the public is happy. It’s the third time that Modi has visited Manipur during his tenure and let’s say-it’s a good thing. Development is always a welcome affair and our State.....

Mr Cheap Minister

As quite evidently, the state government and the chief minister is drawing in a lot of flak from different organizations and imminent citizens for his big goof up in locking up Kishorchand Wangkhem without any valid reason. This would be the first time th.....

Look before you leap

It is quite interesting that the chief minister is taking keen interest in his status for the third most popular CM all across the country. This publication in its October 16 edition carried a lead headline of him being conferred the best CM in the countr.....

The man who has 10,000 ducks : Langei- Empowering a community

Ducks Galore

Its about a 7 kilometre drive from Khurai Lamlong bazar towards the Tinsid road, you cross Mega Manipur School and head up a small hillock, as you drive down, a signboard will greet you saying that the entire village of Nongpok Sanjenbam is under CCTv cov.....

NEC to blacklist Manipur Olympic Association for embezzling Rs 15 lakh

IMPHAL | Aug 19 : A premier sports association of the state, namely Manipur Olympic Association will be blacklisted for embezzling funds. Human Resource Development director of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Kh Siile Anthony in a letter in regard to thi.....

Army’s systematic custodial murders exposed : Army abducted Lt. Col. Dharamvir reveals all in affidavit to HC

Lt Col Dharamvir Singh (red cap) coming out of High Court

IMPHAL | Jul 28 : Lt. Colonel Dharamvir Singh of 1st Para Commandos, (Special Forces) has been in active service for the last 32 years. His army record made available to this reporter mentions that he is a well decorated officer and has served in insurgen.....

Are imported fish laced with formaldehyde?

(Reproduced from June 5, 2017) : There has been video uploads of fish being injected with preservatives on the social media. The video shows the fish being dabbed with a chemical (suspected to be formaldehyde) and sometimes injected with a syringe. The p.....

More skeletons of staged encounters tumble out from Assam Rifles closet; Victims corroborate Naib Subedar’s charges of systematic fake encounter killings for promotion

L Hiran (sitting down) and his brother L Brojen recounts their tale

IMPHAL | May 12 : “It was evening and we had finished our work, we had begun preparing dinner at our kholla (temporary hut) located at Lamphel. Some men came in a white Gypsy vehicle and ordered us to come out, they went in and turned off the light inside.....

How unregistered weapons were procured for fake encounters and surrender dramas, Naib Subedar Ramesh reveals all

Ramesh disclosing to IFP Reporter

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Naib Subedar Ramesh Chand Sharma of 30th Assam Rifles revealed how weapons were procured clandestinely by the military and para-military to get promotions, many officers took advantage in the name of counter insurgency operations to stag.....

TT spl correspondent and IFP consulting editor is no more

IMPHAL | Apr 1 : The media fraternity of the State lost one of its most eminent senior journalists Khelen Thokchom, 57, today. He passed away following a heart attack at his residence at Sagolband Tera Tongbram Leikai at 3.30 am. He was a special correspo.....

The media draws the line : You can’t fool the people all the time

The question we need to ask the government is how committed is the new government and its council of ministers ? How different will the BJP –led coalition government be than the last one ? For example, let us take the forest minister Th Shyamkumar tryi.....

State girls’ team disqualified from Reliance football meet for cheating

State girls’ team disqualified from Reliance football meet for cheating

IMPHAL | Jan 20 : In a case that blemishes the reputation of sports culture in Manipur, a girls’ football team from Manipur were disqualified from the Reliance Cup Championship, after a complaint was lodged by a coach of one of the participating teams. .....

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Private schools ahead but govt schools showing signs of recovery

Education minister, Th. Radheshyam declaring HSLC examination, 2019 result at BOSEM

Pass percentage of 74.60 in HSLC exam, highest since 1973 IMPHAL | May 18 With a record of highest pass percentage of 74.60 since 1973, education minister, Th. Radheshyam officially declared of results for High School Leaving Certificate examination.....

19-May-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Second position holder Arvind aspires to become IAS officer

2nd position Arvind maibam  with her parents

IMPHAL | May 18 The only child of Shanjit Maibam and Maibam Romita Devi, Arvind Maibam made his parents proud today with the announcement of High School leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE) by the Board of Secondary Examination Manipur (BOSEM). A.....

19-May-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Students should not be hindered by failures: Sophiya

2nd position Sophiya Asem  with her parents

THOUBAL| May 18 Second position holder in the High School Leaving Certification Examination (HSLCE) conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM), Sophiya Asem has expressed her sentiments to the youths of the State not to be disappointed b.....

I will continue studies in private schools, says Julendia

3rd position holder  Moirangthem Julendia Devi with her parents

IMPHAL | May 18 Third position holder and science topper in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination, 2019 Moirangthem Julendia Devi has expressed her wish to continue higher secondary studies in private school stating that most government schoo.....

19-May-2019 / A Staff Reporter

CM congratulates successful candidates

IMPHAL| May 18 Chief minister, N. Biren Singh has extended his congratulations to the position holders and students who have successfully cleared the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE) 2019 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education.....


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