Court pronounces life term for Khulem Jiten

Khulem Jiten Singh (41), who has been convicted for murdering one of his uncles and causing grievous injuries to another, has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment for varied period and imposed monetary penalties under different sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Minister assures fresh repair of damaged road

While admitting that there was lack of quality control in blacktopping of the road stretch between Tera Loukrakpam Leikai and Lukram Leirak in Imphal West district, works minister Th Biswajit has said that blacktopping of the same road will be laid as per desire of the people.

Positive change in state under new Govt: Guv

People’s thinking and attitude have changed a lot in the past one and half years ever since the new government was installed in the state. It is because of the confidence building activities done by the government, observed Governor Dr Najma Heptulla.

Manipur University vice-chancellor 4th to face NDA axe

After weeks of dithering and mounting pressure from the BJP led state government, the Centre suspended Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey, a Modi-government appointee who is facing allegations of maladministration and corruption.

Bill to curb mob violence on card; court jails five

The state cabinet has decided to introduce Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill in the Assembly soon.

Sit-in staged against bomb threat

Womenfolk of Bhagyabati Leikai Wednesday staged a sit-in protest at the premises of Youth Athletic Star Union, decrying planting of a hand grenade at the residence of Gurumayum Tharaksana, wife of Bidyashwar of Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai under the jurisdiction of Porompat police station.

Rs 3 cr worth drugs seized, one held

A person was arrested with WY tablets worth Rs 3 crore by Customs Prevention Force, Moreh at 10:30 am Wednesday during checking and frisking operation along Imphal-Moreh Road.

Couple arrested in trafficking case

Tengnoupal district police arrested a couple on Wednesday on the charge of trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into the state.

Govt commitment must to ban drugs, alcohol: CADA

Issuing a clarion call for a committed effort on the part of the government for banning drugs and alcohol effectively in the state, Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) celebrated its 12th foundation day Tuesday.

Naga rally in Tamenglong for early solution

A massive rally was carried out in Tamenglong district headquarters on Tuesday demanding the settlement of the Indo-Naga political issue at the earliest.

Hope for development of Manipur lies on AEP

For a trouble-torn state like Manipur, which is situated along the international border of India and Myanmar, away from the national capital, the hope for taking development into a whole new level lies on the Act East Policy.

Committee for adjustment of evicted ADCs

Eviction of six ADC members from the government quarters means that the state government considered the ADC members as inferior.

Minister pitches for safe building laws

MAHUD minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has stressed the need for proper implementation of building bye-laws for the safety of human lives and proper town planning.

‘Frontier Nagaland’ demand reaffirmed

A public rally under the aegis of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) was held on September 14 in Tuensang town to re-affirm its demand for a separate statehood “Frontier Nagaland.”

CM leads in cleaning Khwairamband Keithel

Chief Minister N Biren Saturday launched Swachhata Hi Seva fortnight campaign by participating in a cleanliness drive at Khwairamband Keithel here. Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) and BJP Manipur Pradesh jointly organised the drive.

Students launch protest against assault on AMSU leader

Demanding arrest and appropriate legal actions against the individuals, who assaulted and robbed AMSU general secretary along NH 37 near Nungba Bazar in the name of NSCN-IM, students of CC Higher Secondary School and Johnstone Higher Secondary School staged protests on Friday.

Police nab five involved in mob lynching case

Apart from arresting five persons involved in the September 13 mob lynching incident at Tharoijam, police have identified two vehicle lifters who accompanied the deceased, Md Farooque Ahmed.

NSCN-IM trying to cover up Nungba incident: ZCO

With reference to the controversy surrounding the alleged assault and robbing of an AMSU leader along NH 37 at Nungba area on September 3, Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCO) has informed that the crime was committed by NSCN-IM but the outfit is trying to cover it up by detaining two persons, who are not involved in the incident.

ACOAM Lup demands GI tag for Chak-hao Poireiton

ACOAM Lup has demanded the government to ensure registration of the indigenous Chak-hao Poireiton (black rice) under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999.

KNO Prez threatens to take up arms

The 25th Kuki Black (Sahnit-Ni) Day observance, that had been going on since September 11 under the theme, “Justice to victims of Kuki Genocide” concluded at Kuki Inpi Churachandpur complex, Tuibong on Thursday.

State’s medicinal black rice to be sown in UP soon

Manipur’s black rice, known for its medicinal properties, will soon be sown in Uttar Pradesh. Anil Singh, a resident of Suriyawan Block, is the first farmer to cultivate it.

State team meets Indian Embassy first secretary at Yangon

First secretary to Indian Embassy of Yangon Shweta Singh has said that process for proper implementation of motor vehicle agreement and visa on arrival between India and Myanmar is in progress in order to bring better ties in trade and tourism between the two countries.

Guv impressed with state’s cultured society

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has appreciated the inherent culture in Manipuri society but stressed the need for ban on honking by vehicles to decrease noise pollution in the densely populated areas.

Ukhrul body airs grievances, seeks Govt attention

Maintaining that Ukhrul district has been plagued with poor infrastructure in different sectors including transport, healthcare services and education, Kajamei Long Ukhrul town has sought attention of the government to address the grievances of the district at the earliest.

Movement will continue until AFSPA repealed: Phulindro

Committee on Human Rights (CoHR) Manipur chairman Phulindro Konsam Tuesday said that people of the state will sustain their movement until AFSPA is repealed.

Human chains protest IM activities

Denouncing the assault on All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) general secretary Anil Soibam by self-proclaimed members of NSCN-IM, students of various schools formed human chain on Monday demanding strict punishment of the persons involved in the assault at Nungba bazar on September 3.

Prof Pandey asked to return MU assets

Along with asking Prof AP Pandey to hand over custody of all articles of Manipur University as well as services of various staff that he was entitled to the varsity at the earliest possible, existence of transit office outside the MU campus has been declared as null and void with immediate effect.

CoHR calls human rights violators terrorists

ommittee on Human Rights, (CoHR) Manipur chairman Phulindro Konsam has stated that the people who are violating the basic human rights of the people and committing various atrocities under the shadow of AFSPA are terrorists.

AMSU files complaint against 4 CSO leaders of Nungba

Responding to the reactions of civil societies of Nungba area regarding the Nungba incident on September 3, All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has filed complaints against four civil leaders of Nungba on the charge of spreading false news and instigating communal enmity.

STDC sets Govt Sept 15 deadline

Schedule Tribe Demand Committee (STDC), which is demanding inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribes list, organised a public meet under the theme ‘Schedule Tribe Demandgi Hujik Oiriba Khongchat’ at Sanamahi Yakeibung Shanglen, Ningthoukhong on Monday.

AMSU files complaint against 4 CSO leaders of Nungba

Responding to the reactions of civil societies of Nungba area regarding the Nungba incident on September 3, All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has filed complaints against four civil leaders of Nungba on the charge of spreading false news and instigating communal enmity.

Kangpokpi police seize drugs worth Rs 10 lakh

In a major drug haul, Kangpokpi police seized huge quantity of Opium and Heroin powder from a passenger Tata Winger along NH 2 on September 7 at about 8.30 pm. 

NWU white flag campaign receives public support

White flags were hoisted in Naga houses at different parts of the state in response to the Naga Women Union (NWU) campaign for expediting the Indo-Naga peace process.

CM flags off state media team tour to Yangon

Chief minister N Biren Singh flagged off the 9-Day External Press Tour to Yangon, Myanmar organised by Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) for Manipuri journalists from the office complex of DIPR at Keishampat, here on Sunday.

Framework Agreement not ordinary document: IM

NSCN-IM's army chief, lieutenant general Anthony Shimray has said on Saturday that the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM is "not an ordinary document but a covenant to settle the political issue of the two entities honourably".

RPF-MNPF claim attacks on AR

The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) have claimed that two Assam Rifles soldiers were killed in recent attacks carried out by the joint force of the two outfits.

Dr Nara likens fuel price hike to daylight robbery, opposition in stir mode

Committee of Political Parties is all set to join the nationwide strike being called by several opposition parties on September 10 against fuel price hike under the NDA government.

Radheshyam mulls survey to ascertain number of illiterate persons

Observing that literacy is the foundation for advancement of a society, education minister Thokchom Radheshyam has stressed the need for an extensive survey to ascertain the number of illiterate persons in the state so that steps could be taken up to make them literate.

Two posing as IT officials arrested in extortion case

A team of Imphal West police commandos arrested two persons for extorting a large sum of money from Thangal Bazar area under City Police station on Wednesday at about 4.30 pm.

SKY Hospital offers free heart care

SKY Hospital chairman and chief cardiologist Dr L Shyamkishore has announced that all the people regardless of poor or rich can now avail high standard of heart care (both interventional and surgical) service free of charge at SKY Hospital under the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) and Ayushman Bharat (National Health Protection Mission) schemes and through reimbursement process (for government employees and their family members).

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School teachers Vs Private tutors

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.

Assam NRC: Gogoi’s suggestions and the way forward in a complex issue

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.

New Dimension in Indo-Myanmar relations

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.

A memoir -an encomium to my parents -I

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.


Lessons to learn from Assam’s NRC

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.

Elections 2019: Will it be the end of road for Narendra Modi?


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”.

CAG report on MSPDCL inefficiency

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.

Where do we the Meiteis head to?

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.

Kshetri Bengoon eviction a ploy to deflect attention


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.

Food Safety and Standards Act


Maintaining the food quality levels in order to ensure safety and providing satisfaction to every consumer is the aim of every Food Business Operator.

Do miracles play a role in football too?


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.

History repeats itself and the history says Germany always had problem in Russia

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.

Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?


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

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. 

On some aspects of governance-II


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.

Remembering My Father

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.

Mission: 2019 Parliamentary elections


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?

How to practice Homoeopathy
(A tribute to Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of Homoeopathy on his 263rd birth anniversary)


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.

Startup Manipur Guide Lines # 1
Support and Strengthen the Entrepreneurial Culture

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.

People live on edge when Sangai Festival comes to the city

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.

Do our leaders follow what they preach?

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 management

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.

World Mental Health Day 2017- “Mental health in the workplace”


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.

India’s Sustainable Development Goal no 6 #1
Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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.

Adim Pamei: An intending candidate of 11th Manipur Assembly Elections, 2017 for peace, progress, and development

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