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.
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.
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.
The directorate of transport has banned all sorts of vehicles carrying goods in excessive weight along the Imphal Moreh highway with immediate effect.
Chief minister N Biren reviewed security scenario in the run up to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 late Thursday evening.
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.
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.
Deputy chief minister Y Joykumar Monday inaugurated the Lamphel branch of North East Small Finance Bank at Nagamapal, RIMS Road.
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.
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.
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.
Noise level in Imphal crossed 88 decibel on November 7 night as people burst firecrackers to celebrate Diwali.
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.
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.
Art & Culture Minister L Jayantakumar Singh has announced that a Chandrakirti Heritage Complex will be developed at Behiang, Churachandpur district.
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 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.
A massive landslide occurred near Kukidolong village in Nagaland cut-off Imphal-Dimapur road since the past few days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCOs) have suspended ban on construction works of national project in Zeliangrong areas with immediate effect.
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.
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.
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.
The latest version of the Datsun's hatchback New Datsun Go was launched at Iland Nissan showroom, Canchipur on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Troopers of 11 Assam Rifles on Friday imposed restrictions on conduct of business at Namphalong Keithel by blocking Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate no 2.
There is nothing new or strange about parents hiring private tutors to help their children with their studies as they reach secondary or senior secondary level which parents consider a critical stage in their children’s career.
People who do not get enrolled in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam for lack of proof should not be detained in camps like those deemed foreigners by the state’s Foreigners Tribunals -- but they should have truncated rights: Former Assam’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not state this expressly, but as much could be inferred from his suggestions at an interaction with the media at the national capital earlier in the week.
Indo-Myanmar relations are turning to a new dimension to strengthen exponentially, based on the spurt in bilateral discussion and agreement in the recent past. Increasing connectivity, trade and infrastructure investment and greater security, co-operation with South – East Asia are core aims of India’s Act East Policy.
We are sailing in the vast ocean with a clapped-out ship. With each sail we made, an inch of water is seeping in, and threatening as there is the certainty that it could bring the whole vessel down into the fathomless sea along with the lives in it. Yet, we never stop sailing until we reach the shore.
IT is a matter of serious concern that the state government’s initiatives to adopt a policy for upholding interest of the people of Manipur continue to face roadblocks as is evident from objections raised by certain section of the society comprising both the indigenes and new settlers while the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been made public as a part of the Assam government’s move to chaff out the infiltrators from the natives.
In the run up to the 2014 General Elections, almost all national TV channels were showing waves of people chanting, after the call of Narendra modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.
IT would be gross injustice to those consumers who are footing electricity bills in case failure of the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) to recover pending dues becomes the reason for denial of regular power supply.
The other day around less than a fortnight from now, Cleanliness Drive Programme on the patterns of the much- hyped Narendra Modi-thought, ‘Swatch Bharat Abhiyan’, was performed in and around Singjamei Bazar areas.
Evolution of Meetei state- Emergence of Nongda Lairen Pakhangba
Meitei (Meetei) are the children of Nongda Lairen Pakhangba, a Naga who was a Tai and Laisna, the youngest sister of Poireiton, a Chin-Kuki tribe who belongs to the Old Kuki group belonging to the Tibeto-Burman group of Mongoloid race. Meitei is also an element of Old Kukis.
Controversy has erupted over the State government decision to evict a village at Kshetri Bengoon Awang Ching in Imphal east district. According to the statement made by the state government the village comprising 72 houses in all had to be evicted as it falls within Reserve Forest areas and Chief Minister Nongthomban Biren Singh himself made a statement that there was no communal or one-sided intent in the steps taken up by the state government under the guidance of State Forest Department.
Maintaining the food quality levels in order to ensure safety and providing satisfaction to every consumer is the aim of every Food Business Operator.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘miracle’ as, inter-alia, ‘marvel’ or ‘phenomenon’ or ‘prodigy’. Its adjective form is defined as ‘superhuman’ or ‘supernatural’, among others.
It is often says that history has the habit of repeating itself and this time it has come in such a timing that millions of football lovers are left in complete shock and confusion.
On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of the time?
The Arbitration Act governs arbitration in India, including, typically, statutory arbitrations. The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 is the basis for the Arbitration Act.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi often talks about his government’s commitment to providing a transparent and accountable administration which works for the betterment and welfare of the common citizen.
On Sunday, ( June 17) I came across a number of touching messages written by my friends in memory of their fathers on social media. They expressed their love and gratitude to their fathers for what they had done for them. Perhaps they did not express how much they loved and cared for him when he was alive. I have always said we do not express our love and care for our parents or children.
S KUNJABIHARI SINGH
2019 Parliamentary elections are just one year away. Can the BJP repeat its 2014 magic this time around or would it fade away in the like manner of the Vajpayee regime during 1999-04?
DR. MOIRANGTHEM NARA SINGH
Homoeopathy is a system of medicine discovered, practiced and promoted by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician of highest repute and a genius. It is medical system based on an infailable Law of Nature i.e. “Similia Similibus Curentur”, meaning similar is cured by similar. Dr. Hahnemann described Homoeopathy as an Art of Healing gifted by the gracious nature to the suffering humanity.
The Vision: Make Manipur, one of the top Startup destinations in the North East by providing the most enabling ecosystems to support and nurture start-up entrepreneurship in the State.
The annual Manipur Sangai Festival-2017 is just round the corner and the state government has already started its routine dusting and moping of all roads leading to main venue creating all sorts of nuisance to the commuters. In such a scenario, mending of potholes could be done peacefully during the night-time, but it is not happening.
The sound bytes of our leaders, including the head of the state, cajoling us to do this or that is deafening. But the question is; do they really follow what they preach? The readers of this article, it is hoped, will after going through it can arrive to their own conclusion.
Ground water is the water that seeps through rocks and soil and is stored below the ground. The rocks in which ground water is stored are called aquifers. Aquifers are typically made up of gravel, sand, sandstone or limestone. Water moves through these rocks because they have large connected spaces that make them permeable.
DR. ATHOKPAM RANITA DEVI
Stigma and discrimination in the workplace Stigma plays a negative role by decreasing the chances of people seeking proper diagnosis and treatment. According to a 2008 survey in Canada, just 50% of Canadians would tell friends or co-workers that they have a family member with a mental illness, compared to 72% who would discuss a diagnosis of cancer and 68% who would talk about a family member having diabetes.
The Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation of the World Health Organisation and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund as of 2012 states that in India 96.7 per cent in urban and 90.7 percent of rural population have access to improved water source which can be piped water into drilling, plot or yard; public tap/standpipe; tube well/ bore well; protected dug well; protected spring and rain water collection. India is poised to achieve universal improved water coverage by 2030.
NEROCA FC and Gokulam Kerala played out a 1-1 draw in their I-League 2018-19 clash at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur. Boaringdao Bodo (45') came off the bench to put the Malabarians ahead just before half-time but Eduardo Ferreira's 59th-minute equaliser ensured a point for the hosts.
Mary Kom is gearing up for the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women’s World Championship, which will take place in New Delhi in two weeks’ time.
Another stellar performances on Day 2 helped Manipur tighten their grip on the top spot of the medal table in the North East Olympic Games at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here.
WITH the Supreme Court, yet again, heavily censuring all agitations that cause disruptions to normal chores and public life along with issuing strong instruction to the government to imprison and extract monetary penalties from bandh/strike sponsors, it could be safely concluded that Manipur police will be facing more torrid times in case the apex court decree is to be executed in spirit and letter.
IT seems that the present regime is trying to drive home the message that those who do not fall in line with its scheme of things will be dealt with without any impunity under laws of the land.
AUDACITY of those who uploaded video clippings of the Tharoijam incident; and probably were part of the thrashing, implies that the mob was neither impressed with the law enforcement agencies nor undeterred by the fact that law of land will eventually catch up with them.