MUSU charges VC of neglecting academic activities in MU

IMPHAL: Even though the incumbent vice chancellor (VC) has taken pro-active role in streamlining irregularities in Manipur University, he has totally neglected academic activities for reason best known to him, Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) has charged. Addressing media persons at its office located inside the university campus at Canchipur on Saturday, MUSU president Buchi […]

Ukhrul centre grooms locals in cane, bamboo skills

UKHRUL: Raring to soon emerge as the first training institute of its kind in Ukhrul district, Cane & Bamboo Training cum Production Centre (CBTCPC) has already started grooming scores of local artisans in production of indigenous cane and bamboo handicrafts and related products. North Eastern Council (NEC) secretary Ramnganing Muivah laid the foundation stone for […]

Unpaid RIMS faculties mull class boycott stir

IMPHAL: Regardless of the state government recently announcing a slew of people-friendly programmes, including free dialysis service for the economically underprivileged section of the society, non-release of salary for May month to the faculty members even as June is nearing completion is threatening to derail the academic activities of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). […]

ICDS officer renovates Govt office with own source

CCPUR: A wind of change is blowing here in the office of Churachandpur unit of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The newly posted officer has put in money from her own pocket to give the dilapidated district ICDS office a new look while stressing on ethical work culture among government employees. On June 20, the […]

6Teachers to continue strike despite Govt assurance

IMPHAL: Teachers who are on the indefinite hunger strike have made it known that the agitation launched by All Manipur Elementary Teachers’ Association (AMESTA) in pursuit of their demand for immediate regularisation of 1786 requisite qualification scale and 175 downgraded graduate teachers and the payment of their ten month’s pending salaries will go on until […]

CM Biren vows not to indulge in favouritism

IMPHAL: The long cherished dream of the state police department to have a separate SP (traffic) and a full-fledged cyber-crime unit, which are also part of the N Biren government’s 100 days programme, have been fulfilled Saturday. In sync with state cabinet’s approval of 57 works to be completed within 100 days, the government issued […]

Court revealed on attempts to foil Tulihal drug haul

IMPHAL: Kangjam Ranjit, who was officer in-charge (OC) of the now disbanded Special Investigation Unit (SIU), claimed that on January 11, 2013, he received phone calls from Okram Henry (presently Wangkhei MLA) and Luwangthem Tarpon (advisor to former Chief Minister) of Keishampat Thokchom Leikai on his mobile number, instructed him to call out the SIU […]

JNIMS starts free dialysis for poor patients

IMPHAL: In sync with chief minister N Biren’s announcement made on June 20, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) has started giving free dialysis to patients belonging to below poverty line family. Director of the state run medical institute, however, has appealed to patients to bear with inconveniences currently faced in implementing the chief […]

State-wide ban on hunting weapons soon

IMPHAL: Forest & environment minister Th Shyamkumar announced on Friday that the government, apart from banning air guns to prevent killing of wild animals and maintaining ecological balance, will also forbid the use of barrel guns by those residing in the adjoining areas of Keibul Lamjao soon. State’s Forest Department and Wildlife Institute of India, […]

Despite rain NH-2 repairing underway: Th Biswajit

IMPHAL: Regardless of inclement weather condition, work for mending potholes at different points of National Highway-2 and other maintenance activities have been continuing, said works minister Th Biswajit Singh. Addressing media persons at new secretariat conference hall here on Friday, minister Biswajit, while stating that the state government will not deviate for its commitment to […]

FridayWomen in distress may now dial ‘181’ for help

IMPHAL: Along with launching a round-the-clock toll free helpline number ‘181’ for women in distress, social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen has pledged to invoke law of the land to punish those found guilty of causing mental or physical harm to women. Speaking at the launch function held on Friday at Kuranga Nayani hall of Imphal […]

FridayWomen in distress may now dial ‘181’ for help

IMPHAL: Along with launching a round-the-clock toll free helpline number ‘181’ for women in distress, social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen has pledged to invoke law of the land to punish those found guilty of causing mental or physical harm to women. Speaking at the launch function held on Friday at Kuranga Nayani hall of Imphal […]

NPCC Statement, a political nonsense : NPF

The Naga People’s Front wonders as to what the president of NPCC, K Therie is trying to prove by continuously attacking the NPF president Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu who is also the Chief Minister of Nagaland. The NPCC and its president has no moral right to grumble or question the decision of the NPF to maintain […]

NPCC Statement, a political nonsense : NPF

The Naga People’s Front wonders as to what the president of NPCC, K Therie is trying to prove by continuously attacking the NPF president Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu who is also the Chief Minister of Nagaland. The NPCC and its president has no moral right to grumble or question the decision of the NPF to maintain […]

Making NFSA meaningful : Inject life into MSF

No doubt about it. In as much as the National Food Security Act is about the efforts of the Government to ensure that people belonging to eligible households get the right to receive food grains at subsidised rates under the Targeted Public Distribution System, it stands that the State Food Commission, set up all over […]

BRICS Games medalists call on YAS Minister

Imphal, June 22 2017: Congratulating the medalists for bringing laurels to the State in particular and the country in general in the 2017 BRICS Games, YAS Minister Letpao Haokip assured them to look into the welfare of the players as well as the coach . Amongst others, Gyandash Singh Mayanglambam won Gold in men’s all-round […]

NE window to India’s Act East Policy : Swaraj

Imphal, June 22 2017: New Delhi, Jun 22 :India is working with ASEAN to evolve “regional security architecture” in the Asia Pacific with the aim of finding collaborative solutions to emerging and non-traditional challenges, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today . Discussing various aspects of Indias strategic partnership with the powerful bloc, Swaraj said […]

Phaknung gang rape case Another accused found to be above 18

Imphal, June 22 2017: The Juvenile Justice Board Imphal East, today, transferred the case of Loushambam Suraj, one of the accused in the Phaknung gang rape case, to Special Judge POCSO Imphal East after ossification test results revealed his age to be above 18 years but below 20 years of age . The JJB Imphal […]

Goodbye old laws Modi Govt scraps 1,200 redundant Acts

Imphal, June 22 2017: Under the Indian Motor Vehicles Act 1914, an Inspector in Andhra Pradesh must have well-brushed teeth, and will be disqualified if he has a pigeon chest, knock knees, flatfeet and hammer toes . This is one among a tangle of bizarre, archaic laws, which survived for years like a relic in […]

Presidential election on Jul 17 Oppn picks Meira Kumar

New Delhi, Jun 22 : Making it a Dalit vs Dalit battle in the Presidential election, the Opposition parties today picked former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their candidate for India’s next President . After a meeting of 17 Opposition parties, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said Meira Kumar’s name was selected unanimously by […]