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Central projects to be reviewed today

Officials of DoNER ministry and state team lead by chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu would be reviewing NLCPR and NEC projects sanctioned in the state through video conference on Friday. Following a recent review meeting of the projects chaired by Dr Suresh Babu, DoNER ministry’s SE (TW) Gunsagar Jain along with planning department officials made a field visit to the project sites to assess the progress of ongoing and new projects on Thursday.

False implication of men by women increasing: MSCW

Observing that crimes against men by women are increasing in the state, Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) chairperson professor Dr Meinam Binota has urged women of the state not to use the commission as a tool to exploit their male counterparts or submit false complaints to the commission.

Rs 50,000 reward for info on kidnappers

Superintendent of police, Imphal West district has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for providing information about the two accused kidnappers namely Songkhogin Kipgen alias Kenedy (38) s/o Letkholun Kipgen, who is the commander-in-chief of KNF-MC, non-SoO group and its member Ngamkholen alias Lelen (43) s/o Kaikholal.

Army soldier killed, 3 hurt in AP encounter

An Army soldier was killed and three others injured in an encounter with suspected insurgents near Lomsong village in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.

‘Tamenglong’ to reach South Africa before Christmas

The GPS tagged Amur Falcon ‘Tamenglong’, which flew past Somalia on November 24 reached Tanzania on December 6. ‘Tamenglong’ was GPS tagged to trace the routes of the bird species which migrate to Manipur in November every year.

ABC negates findings of wildlife experts

Affairs of Benign Centre (ABC), Naharup Huirem Leikai has negated the findings of the wildlife experts on the ground that they have come to the conclusion too early without any proof that the domestic livestock were killed by dogs.

Kh Joykisan for debate at MLA level only

Reacting against the allegations made by BJP spokesperson Ch Bijoy, who said that Thangmeiband AC MLA Kh Joykisan made many errors while filing election affidavit; L Parjit Singh who is private secretary to the MLA nullified the allegation of Bijoy terming it as false and baseless.

Manipuri nurses to be trained in Japan

Graduate nurses of the state will be selected for training in ‘functional recovery care’, which is a special technique to take care of people suffering from dementia and other bed-ridden patients, at Japan.

Driver killed in accident

Driver of a Tata DI was killed in an accident near Tengnoupal police station on Tuesday 3.50 pm. The deceased driver has been identified as Md Islamuddin, son of Md Tomba Borayangbi Mayai Leikai, Bishnupur district.

Universities told to observe Flag Day

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities across the country to observe December 7 as the Armed Forces Flag Day to commemorate the "supreme sacrifices" made by the country's soldiers during conflicts.

NITI forum for NE to meet on Tuesday

The second meeting of the 'NITI Forum for North East' will be held here on Tuesday and will focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors.

MPP reiterates stand on fielding candidates

Manipur People’s Party (MPP) president Oinam Jugindro reiterated that the party will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Election by fielding candidates for both inner and outer parliamentary constituencies.

Apex Court dismisses pleas of Army men

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed pleas of over 350 Army men who had challenged the registration of FIRs against members of the armed forces for carrying out operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is in force.

Japanese litterateur all-praise for Manipuri hospitality

Conceding that he is immensely pleased with the hospitality and warmth received during their stay in the state, Japanese non-fiction writer Prof Nomura Susumu has said such cordial conduct and attitude of the people makes him fully convinced of revisiting Manipur sooner than later.

DoNER minister not happy with fund use in NE

Taking serious note of the fact that the states in Northeast are not using funds up to the mark DoNER minister Dr Jitendra Singh has asked the chief ministers of NE states to expedite fund utilisation.

Kishorechand sent to jail

Imphal West District Magistrate sent Kishorechand Wangkhemcha to jail on Tuesday under the National Security Act.

Ministry advises to accept documents available at Digilocker, mParivahan

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has advised to accept documents available at Digilocker or mParivahan app of the ministry and treat them at par with the certificate issued by the transport authorities under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 via a letter dated August 8, 2018.

Dr Heptulla bats for empowerment of women

Though women in the north-east are highly regarded for their immense contributions in diverse fields, the same cannot be said of their compatriots in other parts of the world as they subjected to various forms of atrocities, said Governor Dr Najma Heptulla.

Regulate subjects, weight of school bag: MHRD

Ministry of Human Resource Development has instructed all states and union territories to formulate guidelines to regulate the teaching of subjects and weight of school bag in accordance with the government’s instructions. According to MHRD, homework shall not be assigned to the students reading in classes I and II.

Government urged for ‘Lake City’ in Loktak Lake

INTACH Manipur Chapter convener Dr RK Ranjan has appealed to the state government to explore the possibilities of developing a ‘Lake City’ in Loktak in order to alleviate the hardships of fishermen, who were displaced during the burning of floating huts seven years back.

Diploma course on public health nursing supervisor opened

Regional Health & Family Welfare Training Centre has added Diploma in Public Health Nursing Supervisor (DPHNS) course with H&FW director Dr K Rajo inaugurating the course on Thursday.

Sangkungmei village cattle facing tiger threat

Tigers continue to be on the prowl and hunt cattle in Sangkungmei village of Senapati district. Village chairman reported that about 5/6 goats of the village were hunted down by tigers on Tuesday triggering fear among the villagers.

Defence minister Sitharaman declared state guest

The state government has declared union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will inaugurate the Manipur Sangai Festival, as state guest during her stay here, according to an order issued by GAD.

Three Manipur girls rescued from Shimla spa

Shimla police have busted a sex racket allegedly being operated in the guise of a spa in Shimla and rescued six girls including three from Manipur.

AR accused of framing civilian driver

Refuting report of arresting a KNF cadre by a combined team of 26 Assam Rifles and Thoubal CDO, Immortal Jeep, DI, Diesel Autorickshaw, Tata Magic Cooperative Society Limited contended that the arrested person is a civilian driver who has been framed by 26 AR.

Excess goods banned along Imphal-Moreh road

The directorate of transport has banned all sorts of vehicles carrying goods in excessive weight along the Imphal Moreh highway with immediate effect.

CM reviews security ahead of Sangai Fest

Chief minister N Biren reviewed security scenario in the run up to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 late Thursday evening.

CM Biren demeans development during Cong regime

Coming down heavily against Congress party’s claim of bringing development during its tenure, chief minister N Biren said that the previous Congress government in the state did nothing for welfare of the people except sharing money released for contact works.

SC dismisses Prof Yugindro’s leave petition

The special leave petition filed by former MU vice-chancellor professor K Yugindro in the Supreme Court of India has been dismissed by the apex court Tuesday. Professor K Yugindro had filed the special leave petition after Manipur High Court gave its judgment on PIL No 49/2018 on October 11 last.

NESF Bank opens branch at RIMS Road

Deputy chief minister Y Joykumar Monday inaugurated the Lamphel branch of North East Small Finance Bank at Nagamapal, RIMS Road.

Govt urged to save historic Heibok hill

Taking serious note over the rampant destruction caused to Heibok hill, which has historical importance apart from being a reserve forest area, NPP state secretary general Khuraijam Loken has drawn attention of the government to look into the matter and put an immediate end to the illegal activities to save the hilllock.

Lanusungkum Jamir to be sworn as HC Judge

In sync with the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice) appointing Lanusungkum Jamir as the Judge of High Court of Manipur on November 9, the swearing in ceremony of the new judge will be conducted on November 12.

Probe begins in Bank of Baroda fraud case

An intensive investigation is being carried out by the management of Bank of Baroda to trace the person who illegally withdrew an amount of Rs 94.50 lakh from the account of Manipur University for housing loan and Rs 33.30 lakh from the account of one N Tilotama using fake cheques.

Imphal noise level crosses 88 decibel on Diwali night

Noise level in Imphal crossed 88 decibel on November 7 night as people burst firecrackers to celebrate Diwali.

Govt keen to bring scribes under CMHT: CM

Noting that in-spite of serious financial constraints, journalists have been contributing enormously in the promotion of social harmony and making the public aware about various government schemes and programme, chief minister N Biren said that the government of Manipur will come up with a new policy to cover working journalists of the state under the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) scheme.

CM announces ` 10 lakh award for Mandakini

Chief minister N Biren has announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for renowned singer Mandakini Takhellambam for her performance in the Zee TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma.

Chandrakirti Heritage Complex at Behiang

Art & Culture Minister L Jayantakumar Singh has announced that a Chandrakirti Heritage Complex will be developed at Behiang, Churachandpur district.

Ticket booking website of Sangai Fest launched

Chief minister N Biren Saturday launched website www.sangaiticket.in for booking tickets for the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 at a function held in the cabinet hall of CM’s secretariat.

Hopingson elected as new TNL Prez

Hopingson A Shimray has been elected as the new president of Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) succeeding Weapon Zimik in an uncontested general election held at its assembly hall here on Friday. Along with him, Tuisem Kamkara and Khanngam Muivah were also elected unopposed, as vice president and deputy speaker of the apex customary body respectively.

Landslide in Nagaland cuts off Impl-Dmpur road

A massive landslide occurred near Kukidolong village in Nagaland cut-off Imphal-Dimapur road since the past few days.

NAB nabs drug peddler with 3kg heroin

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) nabbed a drug peddler and recovered 3 kg Heroin from his possession.

3 IAS, 2 MCS officers given new postings

Postings of three IAS officers and two MSC officers have been altered with immediate effect and order has been issued by chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu Tuesday.

Nov 15 deadline served to upgrade 4 aided colleges

Maintaining that the four aided colleges namely SK Women College, Bishnupur; Waikhom Mani Girls College, Thoubal; South East Manipur College, Komlathabi and Moreh College, Moreh have no shortcomings in terms of infrastructure and students, the Four Government Aided College Teachers’ Association has served November 15 as deadline for upgrading the four aided colleges into full-fledged government colleges.

Khemchand longs for tribal communities in Lai Haraoba

Taking note of presentation of tribal dances by non-tribals as part of Lai Haraoba events held across the state, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand has called for actual participation from tribal communities themselves in the largest religious festival of the Meetei community.

Kangla light & sound show on every weekend

After successful trial recently, the light and sound show inside Kangla Fort will be started every Saturday and Sunday with two daily shows from this week onwards.

MPP to field candidates in Lok Sabha polls

Manipur People’s Party (MPP) president Oinam Jugindro has stated that the party would field candidate in the coming Lok Sabha elections in both the Inner and Outer Manipur constituencies.

MOMA organic products in high demand at Delhi fair

The organic products produced by Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) are in high demand at the 3-day long BIOFACH India 2018 exhibition, which is being organised by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Government of India.

KKL demands white paper on Kangla master plan

Expressing concern that the ongoing construction of a Raas Leela Mandop at Kangla may cause a huge controversy, Kangleipak Kangba Lup (KKL) advisor Yambem Laba has demanded the state government to produce a white paper on the master plan that was sketched in presence of Kangla Fort Board, Central government officials and architectural experts in 2004, with regard to all construction works to be taken up at Kangla.

JNIMS teachers flay Oct 23 incident

JNIMS Teachers’ Association has strongly condemned the destruction caused to hospital asset by relatives of a patient who passed away at the Surgical ICU ward of the hospital on October 23 midnight.

CBI Dir divested of charge, opposition smells a rat

In a dramatic midnight development, the government virtually removed CBI Director Alok Verma amid speculation that he was planning to order a probe into the controversial Rafale deal, a charge Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dismissed as "rubbish" saying it was done to ensure fairplay in investigations into bribery allegations levelled in the war between him and the agency's number two Rakesh Asthana.

Shyamkumar calls for saving beauty of Loktak Lake

The 23rd Loktak Day 2018 organised under the theme 'Save Loktak, Our Life' by Loktak Day Celebration Committee, Komlakhong was held at Komlakhong Chingthee, Mayang Imphal in Imphal West district on Wednesday.

Rally taken out to demand safe land of churches

Christians under the aegis of All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO) carried out a rally on Wednesday demanding inclusion of churches in the government’s policy for regularisation of land allotment for religious structures and buildings.

Sangai Festival gets first official sponsor

Along with providing a sum of Rs 5 lakh for the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2018, Panthoibi Housing Finance Company Limited (PHFCL) has become the first official sponsor of the state’s annual tourism festival. 

Biswajit in Paris to hardsell state's industrial potential

Textiles, commerce & industries minister Thongam Biswajit, accompanied by principal secretary (textiles, commerce & industries) P Vaiphei reached Paris, France on Monday to participate in the SIAL-2018 World Food Exhibition on Monday as part of the Indian delegation led by union minister of state for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur.

Nikki Sumi appointed NSCN (K) commander-in-chief

In what may termed as an interesting turn of events, less than a week after the NIA announced the list of ‘Most Wanted Fugitives’ in India whereby the names of top leaders of the NSCN also featured, reports are in that Nikki Sumi has been appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of NSCN (K) led by Yung Aung, nephew of SS Khaplang.

CCpur police solve extortion case, three arrested

In a swift action, Churachandpur district police nabbed all three youths who extorted money from proprietor of an electronic goods shop on October 20 evening.

Police Commemoration Day observed across state

Senapati district police observed Police Commemoration Day at Police Reserve Line, Senapati on Sunday, during which SP (Senapati) M Pradeep Singh explained reason and significance of the observance.

Unity call echoed at Chingdai Area Chavang Kut

Member of Parliament of Manipur Outer Parliamentary Constituency, Thangso Baite attended one of the grandest Chavang Kut celebrations at Chingdai Khullen in Chingdai Area in Kangpokpi district on October 19 which was organised with a motive to promote unity and cultural integration in the area.

Central team to oversee RERA issues in six NE states

The Centre will send a special team to six northeastern states later this week to resolve issues pertaining to the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.

SI faces charge of bashing, looting

For the grave misconduct meted out by sub-inspector (SI) Tikendra Singh of Imphal West, a departmental proceeding is being contemplated against the police officer and he has been placed under suspension with immediate effect.

Jarnail Singh hails ‘Start-Up’ Manipur scheme

Hailing state government’s ‘Start Up’ programme, Manipur University administrator Jarnail Singh has said the scheme is a good one taken up to increase of number of entrepreneurs.

Centre keen to revive defunct industries: Tombi

Shiv Sena Manipur president M Tombi conveyed that Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises Anand Ganagaram Geete has given positive response regarding the party's proposal for revival of the spinning mill at Loitang Khunou and Jiri Tea Estate.

Chak-hao seeds under MOMA are pure: Dir

While conceding that yield in the first year of MOMA-initiated aromatic black rice cultivation project was not fully satisfactory on account of farmers’ naivety and communication gap with the officials concerned, agriculture director Ph Rajendra has asserted that there is no valid reason to fear that the black rice project would fail.

TNL lifts boycott of ex-MLAs

A three-year old boycott call against two former Congress MLAs Preshow Shimray and Victor Keishing has been revoked by Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) during a reception programme at its assembly hall here on Saturday. 

MJ Akbar quits over allegations of sexual harassment

The Me Too campaign claimed its first political scalp on Wednesday when MJ Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs ten days after several women came out with allegations of sexual harassment and molestation by him during his days as editor in the media.

Give 10 years, BJP will bring change in Manipur: Biswajit

Pledging sincere efforts in bringing developmental change in the state, works minister Th Biswajit has asked the people of Manipur to give a chance of 10 years to the BJP government in order to take the state to a whole new level of development.

ZCOs lift ban on national project

Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCOs) have suspended ban on construction works of national project in Zeliangrong areas with immediate effect.

EEVFAM complaint to DGP flays police threat to member

Extra Judicial Execution Victims Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) has filed a complaint to Director General of Police (DGP) for taking action against inspector S Ibotombi for threatening its member Yengkhom Ibomcha Singh on the ground that he had posted a court order of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Imphal West) which mentioned inspector Ibotombi as one of the accused in the CBI charge sheet pertaining to EEVFAM vs Union of India case of the Supreme Court of India.

Biren urges Catholic society to be missionary of change

Chief Minister N Biren has called upon Catholic priests and nuns to contribute their might in ushering in a new era of camaraderie, peace and development in the state.

Governor agreeable on judicial probe into MU raid: RK Anand

The Governor is agreeable on the demand of Committee of Political Parties for launching a judicial enquiry into the midnight raid by armed security forces at Manipur University without any authorisation from the varsity, Committee convener RK Anand.

New Datsun Go launched in Imphal

The latest version of the Datsun's hatchback New Datsun Go was launched at Iland Nissan showroom, Canchipur on Tuesday.

Guwahati airport to be directly connected to seven countries

What is expected to provide northeast India a big leap in connectivity, the Union ministry of civil aviation has cleared an international air connectivity scheme, which will connect Guwahati airport with seven countries.

Shop catches fire in Thoubal

A spectacles shop at Thoubal Keithel caught fire on Sunday evening at about 7.45 damaging some properties and documents inside the shop. The shop belongs to one Thounaojam ongbi Manandini, wife of Th Oken of Thoubal Haokha.

Addl director fisheries arrested in graft case

A special team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption PS led by its deputy SP AK Sadananda has arrested additional director of fisheries department H Biramani on Friday in connection with misappropriation of government fund to the tune of Rs 1.27 crore.

Student seeks FIR against Prof Yugindro

A day after a research scholar sought registration of an FIR against Manipur University vice-chancellor in-charge Prof K Yugindro on the alleged ground of feeding false information with regard to the Manipur University impasse, another university student lodged a complaint to officer in-charge of Singjamei police station against Prof Yugindro.

Possible strike over banker’s murder

Bankers all over the country are likely to launch a nationwide strike demanding arrest of the assailants, who killed service manager of SBI Dadara branch (Assam) Junu Sharma, who was shot dead by two unknown persons coming on a motorcycle on her way home on Tuesday. SBI Officers' Association, NE Circle regional secretary Ch Lilabanta informed this to media persons during a memorial service organised in honour of the slain SBI officer in front of SBI MG Avenue office on Wednesday evening.

MUTA resolves to boycott VC i/c, MUSA cease work

In connection with the prevailing issue at Manipur University, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) convened a general body meeting at its office on Tuesday and adopted six resolutions including launch of non-cooperation movement against Professor K Yugindro.

Centre to set up Rs 22 cr Eri Silk mill in state

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani has announced to set up an Eri Silk spinning mill at the cost of Rs 22 crore in the state.

PREPAK (Pro) celebrates Red Army Raising Day

People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive) celebrated the 42nd raising day of its Red Army on Tuesday. According to a statement of the outfit, the celebrations held at party’s central head quarter (CHQ), general head quarter (GHQ), mobile units, check points and base area were participated by concerned officers and people.

Post NRC exodus worries JCILPS

Under the stated objective of checking unrestrained influx of outsiders, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has opened a new unit at Torbung under Kumbi assembly constituency in Bishnupur district on Monday.

Ukhrul ADC best performing council: Ex-MLA

Former Ukhrul MLA Samuel Risom has said that Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (UADC) is the 'best performing' council at the present juncture of political scenario in hill districts of the state, acknowledging the 'perseverance' and 'commitment' of the incumbent local self-government of Ukhrul to bring about tangible development in the district.

Lifer for murder convict, told to pay `1.50 lakh fine

Soibam Dhanabir (42) who had been found guilty by the court for murdering his lover, destroying evidence and dumping her body at Poila Loukol, Phuramakhong was given life sentence and imposed a fine of Rs 1.50 lakh by the District and Sessions Judge, Imphal West on Monday.

Students seeking withdrawal of FIR tear-gased,one hurt

A student sustained injuries when police personnel fired tear gas shells towards a large number of students, who had come to the Wangkhei Thangapat Mapal residence of Manipur University VC in-charge Professor K Yugindro on Saturday to request him for withdrawal of the FIR filed against the arrested students and teachers.

DLOs told to maintain proper land records

:Discussing issues related protection of land belonging to various government departments, studying/assessing feasibility of setting up a detention cum rehabilitation centre for drug addicts, action plan to contain outbreak of locust at Lungthul area, Churachandpur Deputy Commissioner Shyam Lal Poonia has instructed DLOs concerned to conduct proper demarcation of the land allotted to their departments and submit copies of their patta to the district administration.

Phoibut VA blames cops for mob violence

Alleging slow response of the police over the mob violence which occurred in the village on October 3, Phoibut (Charoi Chagotlong Part 1) Village Authority election secretary Paul Golmei has said that the unfortunate incident could have been averted if police responded to the report of the village authority in time.

Woman, transgender found dead

In two separate incidents that took place under Imphal Police Station, a woman was found dead hanging in her husband’s home while a transgender got killed in a hit-and-run case.

NIA begins probe into arms seizure case

NIA has taken up investigation of the case into seizure of illegal arms cache at Mantripukhri after registering a case at its Guwahati office on Thursday on the basis of original case of Heingang PS FIR No 80(5)2018 dated 22/05/2018.

Govt plans ‘sex sorted semen’ proj to augment dairy yield

In a bid to increase production capacity of dairy products in the state, the directorate of veterinary and animal husbandry would be taking up a special programme for artificial insemination of ‘sex sorted semen’ in order to produce female calves.

Border passes to be mandatory to enter Namphalong

Troopers of 11 Assam Rifles on Friday imposed restrictions on conduct of business at Namphalong Keithel by blocking Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate no 2.

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