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Not involved in Rhino poaching: ZRO 

Zomi Re-Unification Organisation (ZRO) has clarified that no member of the organisation were involved in Rhino poaching

CM appeals people to stay healthy

 Chief Minister N Biren Singh has appealed to the people of the state to do some form of physical exercise everyday so as to strengthen their immune system and stay healthy during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

All flights suspended till May 3

As part of the steps being initiated to tackle COVID-19 pandemic, the civil aviation ministry has extended suspension of all domestic and international flights till May 3.

Don’t sell hand sanitizers at higher rate

J&S Venture Private Limited has informed that some selfish people are selling the hand sanitizers produced by them and Th Iboyaima & Sons at much higher rate by pasting new price tag.

No statement sans consent party chief: NPP

The state executive committee of National People's Party (NPP), Manipur in its meeting held at the party’s office here on Saturday has resolved that no members 

CMOs advised to counter prejudice

The Directorate of Health Services, Manipur has issued a memorandum asking all CMOs to get themselves involved 

IPSA for action against Govt doctors practicing in Pvt Hospitals

Demanding stringent action against government doctors who are also employed in private hospitals, 

Govt employees told to surrender NSFA cards

While informing government employees who are in possession of National Food Security Act (NSFA), 2013 cards to surrender the same within seven days,

AAI donates Rs 10 lakh each to all northeastern states

The AirportS Authority of India (AAI) under its CSR scheme has donated Rs 10 lakh each to every state government in the northeast, said Sanjeev Jindal, the regional executive director of northeast region.

CM Biren stresses on social distancing

 Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday visited a fuel distribution outlet here to see if "social distancing" norms as emphasised by the government to combat the COVID-19

Govt announces total ‘closure’ for one week

 Keeping in view of the latest development in the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the state government has ordered total lockdown including closure of markets and all grocery stores,

Fuel to curfew-pass holders only

In a bid to enforce social distancing and lockdown protocols in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic,

MHRC for use of rehab centres as quarantine facility

In view of the current Coronavirus pandemic and following a complaint petition filed by Community Network for Empowerment (CoNE),

16 Covid-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 20

With more positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number cases in the northeast went up to 20 on Thursday, including 16 in Assam, officials said.

Schools/colleges to remain close

The state government has extended the duration of closure of educational institution in the state as preventive mea- sure against Covid-19.

Two suspected Covid-19 cases in state, patient stable

No new case of Covid-19 has been found in the state till Tuesday, said a report of the government of Manipur issued by the Medical Directorate.

Helpline numbers issued for stranded Manipuris

In order to help Manipuris stranded outside the state due to the country-wide lockdown being enforced to contain the pandemic Coronavirus, the state government has issued helpline numbers so as to arrange necessary measures.

As per a notification, the government has appointed principal secretary PK Singh, presently the residence commissioner of Manipur Bhavan, New Delhi, as nodal officer. Any Manipuri compelled to stay put or is stranded outside the state may contact the nodal officer through telephone numbers 09899969610 or 09485237311.

KCP-PWG warns against hiking price of essential goods

While charging that some businessmen are hoarding and hiking prices of essential commodities by taking undue advantage of the lockdown situation, Kangleipak Communist Party (People’s War Group) has warned that it will suitable actions against traders found selling essential commodities at exorbitant rates.

In a statement, KCP-PWG has also accused the government of remaining silent regarding the matter and expressed discontentment lack of initiative to translate into action announcement to distribute PDS items for three months in order to mitigate hardships being faced by the citizens on account of the lockdown.

Four persons arrested for violating lockdown, released

At least four persons were arrested and released later on bail for violating prohibitory order imposed under section 144 of CrPC in Kakching district on Saturday.

Police source said that the four individuals namely Letgoulen Lhungdim (19) son of Haothang Lhungdim & Limkhanthang Lhungdim (18) son of Ngamlun Lhungdim both of G Songel village and Seikholun Kipgen (45) son of Otkhokhai Kipgen of Lhangnom village, Churachandpur district were arrested from Sugnu Bazar while Laishram Sanatomba (27) son of L Budhichandra of Sekmaijin Hangoon from Sekmaijin area on Friday afternoon.

They were released on Saturday on PR Bond after producing before SDM/Waikhong and one day police custody under section 107 CrPC by today and released on PR & Bail Bond.

Govt employees urged to donate one day's salary

Chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu has appealed to all the employees under the state government to donate their salary for one day from the month of March to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19

Power consumers in distress

Due to the lockdown and closure of MSPDCL office, Wangjing Sub Division, consumers are facing problems in buying recharge cards.  

Govt urges hawkers to continue service 

Pointing out that Home Department has declared print and electronic media operating in the state as an essential service during the period of lockdown which is effective up to March 31,

 First Covid-19 case of NE detected in state 

 The first ever COVID-19 confirmed case was detected in Manipur on a 23-year old woman from Imphal. 

‘Exams of BSEM, CoHSEM not postponed’

Education (S) commissioner T Ranjit has informed that the theory and practical examinations of Class X, XI and XII conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM)

CSOs-Govt sign truce, many oppose

 Leaders of several Kuki CSOs including Kuki Inpi Manipur have agreed to replace the word ‘ancestral’ with ‘dignity’

No breakthrough in GoI, NSCN-IM talks

Government of India (GoI) and NSCN (I-M) failed to break the deadlock over the latter’s insistence that solution include a separate Naga national flag and constitution,

DCs, SPs asked to scratch inscription

DCs and SPs of all the districts in the state have been instructed to remove memorial stones with the inscription “In defence of our ancestral land and freedom” being erected in some villages on the eve of the centenary celebration of Anglo-Kuki War.

ECI extends EVP review till November 18

The Photo Electoral Roll and Electors’ Verification Programme (EVP), which is being spearheaded by Election Commission of India (ECI) and scheduled to end on October 14, has now been extended till November 18.

Centre firm on protecting state’s integrity

Chief minister N Biren on Friday said that Centre is firm on its stand to protect the state’s territory and integrity at any cost whatever be the outcome of the final solution to the Indo-Naga peace talks.

Gold worth Rs. 2 crore seized

Troops of 43 Assam Rifles seized 5 kg gold worth around Rs 2 crore in the international market from N Champhai village areas on Wednesday evening around 6.

DA hiked by 5 pc ; to benefit 50 lakh Govt employees

Adding to the festive cheer for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 5 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) raising it to 17 per cent.

Transfer/postings of IAS, MCS officers effected

The Department of Personnel and Administration on Tuesday effected new postings of several IAS and MCS officers with immediate effect.

IM militant nabbed for killing ArP MLA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a senior militant of National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah

Courts dispose 8255 cases in past one year

Altogether 8255 cases were disposed by High Court of Manipur and district courts in the past one year during May 1, 2018 - June 30 of this year.

Hunting Amur Falcon, air guns banned in TML

Taking into consideration of the arrival of Amur Falcon and their roosting season, which usually last from first week of October till the end of November,

Encroachers told to vacate reserved forest

DFO Central Forest Division Imphal has served eviction notice to 29 individuals, who allegedly encroached into Chingkheiching reserved forest land on Friday.

Shah to meet state BJP leaders today

BJP president Amit Shah will hold meetings with CM Biren, works minister Th Biswajit and BJP state president K Bhabananda on Wednesday 4 pm for ending the political stalemate.

Consultative meet on NMPO-Makhan conflict held

In sync with the suggestion of Naga People’s Organisation (NPO), Senapati to Maram Union and Mao Council for intervention in the impasse between NMPO

CM, works minister greet on Irabot Day

Chief minister N Biren and works minister Th Biswajit extended greetings on the occasion of Irabot Day. 

Chandel bodies urge PM for early Naga solution

Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO), Naga Students’ Union Chandel (NSUC) and Naga Women’s Union Chandel (NWUC)

New traffic rules imposed on National Highway -37

Directorate of Transport has enforced new traffic regulations with immediate effect along Imphal-Jiribam Road for construction and

Rajnath decorates state native coast guard officer

Commandant Ngamlien Touthang, the Commanding Officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship - Rajkiran (ICGS Rajkiran) was conferred with Tatrakshak Medal 

Unknown disease claims lives of four

An unknown disease struck Henchungpunjee village in Pherzawl district claiming lives of four including three children. As per a reliable source,

LPG tankers suspend stir

Following an understanding reached during a joint meet with IOC officials and CAF & PD minister, All Manipur Bulk LPG Transporters Association and All Manipur Road Transport Drivers & Motor Workers Union have withdrawn their agitation of ceasing transportation of LPG from outside.

Makhan Union suspends NH-2 bandh plan

Makhan Union has suspended its proposed indefinite bandh on Imphal-Dimapur road from Monday midnight in protest against the government’s failure to arrest those involved

VDF jawan rescues kid from fatal accident in Kpi

A Village Defence Force (VDF) jawan posted at Kangpokpi police station and attached to SP Kangpokpi as driver saved the life of a minor boy, who met with an accident with his father on Friday evening.

Biren videoconferences with Amit Shah

Chief minister N Biren interacted with Union Home minister Amit Shah, who is also Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president,

German green project activated at Kangpokpi village

The second Water Resources Conservation Group (WRCG), a last mile policy execution group formed by residents of villages under German Development Bank (KfW),

Fund release halted as 38 Depts yet to submit UCs

Taking serious note of holding up of Rs 6,077.96 crore due to non-submission of Utilisation Certificates (UC) by 38 different government departments from 2008-09 to 2018; 

State’s MP quartet appointed members of Parl panels

All the four Member of Parliament (MPs) from Manipur have been appointed as members of different standing committees of the parliament.

Rs 6 crore earmarked for Rabi season: Hangkhanlian

To cope up for imminent Kharif crop deficit owing to drought situation in the state, a total amount of Rs 6 crore has been earmarked for this year’s Rabi season to procure seeds for alternative crops like wheat, mustard, gram, maize, etc. and provide the same to farmers.

Decades old dismal trend still visible at Keirao school

Though the world is advancing towards a new era of science and technology, several schools in the state are still unable to cross the threshold from the practice evident several decades ago in the absence of government attention towards improving school education system.

Statement of Babysana’s family members yet to be taken: JAC

In connection with the suspicious death of the minor student inside the hostel of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, the statement of Ningthoujam Babysana’s family members is yet to be taken before the magistrate concerned even though the chief minister had directed the additional DGP and SP Imphal West to do so.

DCs urge enumerators for flawless compilation of data

Kangpokpi district’s Deputy Commissioner Lalithambigai K has urged the village authorities and people to give full cooperation to the officials for the smooth conduct of the 7th Economic Census.

No scathing remarks against lower court judges: SC to HCs

The Supreme Court has said that the High Courts should not pass scathing remarks against the lower courts' orders and over-step their boundaries, only because they do not agree with their point of view.

No scathing remarks against lower court judges: SC to HCs

The Supreme Court has said that the High Courts should not pass scathing remarks against the lower courts' orders and over-step their boundaries, only because they do not agree with their point of view.

Govt to shorten Sangai Fest to 7 days

A meeting of top officials held in the presence of chief minister N Biren has decided to shorten the annually organised International Sangai Festival to seven days from ten days and Shirui Lily Festival to four days from five for this year.

Ex-DC remanded to judicial custody till Aug 8

Former Tengnoupal district deputy commissioner (DC) Abujam Tombikanta IAS (retired), who was formally arrested by a team of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Manipur from Sajiwa jail on July 19 on the charge of misusing Rs 1.55 crore of government funds,

Suggestions on draft NEP needed: Education Minister

Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam has sought suggestions on the Draft National Education Policy (NEP), 2019 to make the education system of Manipur better.

Rs 2.58 crore loan distributed, fish feeds production begins

Chief minister N Biren said that fish feed mill run by the state government has started production and fish farmers can now buy feeds at the rate of Rs 55 per kg instead of Rs 75.

Two years on, relief yet to reach flood victims

Several parts of the state witnessed a devastating flood in 2017 monsoon season leaving many houses and properties including 16 houses in Lilong Haoreibi Awang Leikai area destroyed.

Kakching police nab burglars

Acting on a tip-off, Kakching police arrested the main accused in the burglary at M/S Brainy Digital Mobile Shop, Kakching Manipur Rural Bank on the intervening night of July 14 and 15.

RCWDAM submits charter of demands to MP Ranjan

Representing differently abled persons of the state, a delegation of Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons Manipur headed by its vice-president Lenin Hirom has submitted a 10-point charter of demands to Lok Sabha MP (Inner) Dr RK Ranjan at Lok Sabha Secretariat Western Court Annexe Building, New Delhi on Friday.

Panel formed to regulate land property transfer

The state revenue department has constituted a seven-member screening committee to regulate transfer of land property following the cabinet decision adopted on June 26.

New pay for 25 posts as MSR-2010 revised

The Manipur Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2010 has been amended thereby revising pay band and grade pay of at least 25 different posts.

MU goofs up, 3rd rank holder declared failed

After being declared failed in the 6th semester examination for B Sc Geology honours conducted by Manipur University, Arina Begum of Waikhom Mani Girls’ College, Thoubal turned out to be 3rd position holder of the whole state.

Probe report against AP Pandey submitted to ministry

The enquiry committee constituted to probe charges levelled against former Manipur University vice-chancellor professor Adya Prasad Pandey has submitted its report to the HRD ministry,

Three state natives win Bestiz Awards

Three state natives were among 151 individuals who were honoured with International India Bestiz Award 2019 by NRB Foundation and Bhavya International, Jaipur during the annual awards presentation ceremony held at Suresh Gyan Bihar University, Jaipur on Sunday.

Child friendly PS reunites lost child with family

The child friendly police station recently set up at Thoubal police station reunited a girl child, who had lost her way, with her family on Saturday.

Water level of major rising

Even though seasonal rainfall remains scarce in most parts of the state, water levels of major rivers of the state like Imphal and Nambul River are said to be rising.

HC asks for permit details of sand, stone quarrying

High Court of Manipur has asked the state government to submit details of sand and stone quarrying activities and permission if granted by the government in respect of all rivers in the state.

CM chairs meet on river rejuvenation project

 A team of Tata Consultancy Group held discussion with chief minister N Biren Singh and state government officials on rejuvenating rivers in Manipur.

Transfer/posting of IAS officers effected

The state government has issued an order for the transfer/posting of 9 IAS officers with immediate effect. As per the order issued by chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, Shyamlal Poonia has been posted as joint secretary (DP/AR/Economics& Statistics/ACR) and OSD/LCR;

HRI decries attack on rights activist’s daughter

Human Rights Initiatives (HRI) has strongly condemned the life attempt by shooting at the daughter of Human Rights defender Urikhinbam Nobokishore and Mangastabam Sobita on July 4 at Thongju Boroi Makhong and demanded award of befitting punishment to the perpetrators under the rule of law.

Gov urged to save Manipuri celluloid film negatives

Manipur Film Producers’ Association has urged the government save undeveloped negatives of Manipuri celluloid films which are lying at West Bengal Film Development Corporation.

Two held in organ donation scam

A team of Heingang Police Station arrested two persons namely Shahanawaz Ansari (34) S/o Md Rafiq of Rahiman Colony, Delhi Bypass Road

Security tighthened at Moreh border area

Security measures in the border town of Moreh have been tightened up from early Thursday morning with all border gates except Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No. 2 closed

MoU signed for Imphal to Mandalay air service

The long awaited Imphal-Mandalay air service is going to become a reality very soon as one of the premier airlines of Myanmar, Air KBZ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Imphal-based KB Enterprises on Wednesday.

Show card first to get treatment under CMHT, PMJAY: Dr Rajo tells beneficiaries

Every card holder of Chief Minister Gi Hakshelgee Tengbang (CMHT) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) should understand that treatment under any of the state and central healthcare programmes has to begin after beneficiary show card to competent authority of the empanelled hospital.

Online poll moots alcohol legalisation in Ukhrul

Regardless of the continued prohibition on consumption and sale of alcohol, black marketing of local made liquor 'Khor' is continuing unabated in the district.

Drug traffickers from state held in Nagaland

Two Manipuri drug traffickers have been arrested along with 900 grams of brown sugar and four live rounds of ammunition in Khuzuma in Nagaland,

NE meet takes anti-CAB resolutions

Several civil society organisations of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have joined hands together in organising The North East People’s Conference 2019 at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound here on Tuesday.

PM to campaign in state on Apr 7, Amit Apr 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the state on April 7 to begin the campaign of BJP in the state for election to the Outer and Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies scheduled to be held on April 11 and 18 respectively.

Outsourcing contract employees directive of Ministry: RIMS

 Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal has clarified that the outsourcing of 404 contract employees through Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

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College teachers to donate day’s salary to CM Relief Fund

College teachers serving under the state government and are members of Federation of Government College Teachers’ Association (FEGOCTA) have decided to donate their one day’s salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund to fight Coronavirus. 

Newspaper distributors urged to resume service

Expressing strong condemnation against alleged harassment and discrimination of newspaper distributors by certain section of the society, Manipur Peace and Integrity (MAPI) Council has urged all concerned to refrain from such outrageous conduct and appealed to the newspaper distributors to resume their service.

Preventive measures taken up at Lilong

In order to check spread and outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Lilong Municipal Council along with assistance from the Fire Service and Lilong Police personnel sprayed bleaching powders and phenyl at public places located under the jurisdiction of the council.

Youth’s Forum submits memorandum to CM

Highlighting the inconveniences being faced by people of the state amid the lockdown, Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister for arranging essential commodities for public conveniences.

AMCTA hails chief secretary’s appeal

Hailing Manipur Chief Secretary’s appeal for donating one day’s salary to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund by state employees, All Manipur College Teachers’ Association (AMCTA) decided to contribute to the fund.

Edibles distributed to poor and disabled persons

Former vice president of BJP Manipur Pradesh Thokchom Jadumani distributed food items to poor and disabled persons of Khangabok AC and carried out survey as an initiative to provide relief items to those who are facing hardships due to the current lockdown effective across the country to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

MPCC chief asks Cong workers to help public

In order extend help in the fight against the pandemic Coronavirus, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president has advised all workers and members of units and frontal organisations to reach to the people in distress.

Pharmacy provides aid to Khongjom Police; fogging carried out in public places

A Pharmacy located at Khongjom Keithel provided healthcare and safety equipment including hand sanitisers, masks and hand gloves to personnel of Khongjom police.

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