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 […]

Govt gears up to re-introduce MST bus service

Imphal, June 22 2017: MST, earlier known as Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was abolished in 2003.However, the new coalition Government has been working to re-introduce a public transport system since sometime back . As of now, MST buses would be operated by Transport Department before it is outsourced to private operators under public-private […]

Lt. Gen’ (Retd) Khango Konyak as Chairman/President of NSCN/GPRN

Lt. Gen’ (Retd) Khango Konyak was unanimously elected as chairman/president of NSCN/GPRN on June 20, 2017 following the demise of S.S. Khaplang on June 9, 2017. This was stated in a communiqué issued by the MIP. Born on July 17, 1943 at Yangkhao village and christened Bechung Khango, he joined the Naga national service in […]

State Food Commission fails to monitor NFSA implementation, lies defunct

IMPHAL, Jun 21: Even though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 envisages to provide food grains to the people of the country at highly subsidised rates, complaints about non-distribution of NFSA rice are galore in the State. The dismal picture has been made even more murky with the Manipur State Food Commission (MSFC) which […]

5 hurt, houses torched in clash between two villages

IMPHAL, Jun 20: At least five individuals sustained injuries and four houses have been razed to the ground as tensions flared up between the people of two villages falling under Tengnoupal district. According to a police source, violence erupted between the villagers of Machi and Khudei Khuman at around 10.30 am today resulting in the […]

Treat people with human touch : CM to doctors

IMPHAL, Jun 19 : Observing that doctors of the State do not lack knowledge and expertise, Chief Minister N Biren asserted that medical practitioners should treat patients with a human touch. He said this while launching the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) at the mini auditorium of JNIMS today. The launching ceremony was jointly […]

Rich tributes paid to June Uprising matyrs

6th schedule demand communal in nature, says UCM president Johnson. IMPHAL: Remembering the historic mass movement of June 2001 wherein 18 people sacrificed their lives for the cause of protecting the territorial integrity of Manipur, the 16th The Great June Uprising, Unity Day was observed under the joint aegis of United Committee Manipur (UCM) and All Manipur […]

Pvt schools, tuition centres under Govt scanner; trade courses soon in colleges

IMPHAL: Maintaining that the government is aware of the business oriented private schools mushrooming up along with various coaching and tuition centres in the state, chief minister N Biren has noted the need to check such private schools and coaching centres. The CM was speaking as chief guest of the prize distribution function held for […]

DGP asked to arrest rapists son, father

The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East directed the director general of police L. M. Khaute to arrest Arif Khan (22) and his father Md. Azad Khan of Kwakta Khuman Maronglou, at present Mantripukhri for alletgedly gang-raping an abducted girl. The prosecution case is that On April 29 the girl’s father lodged a complaint with the […]

NE’s progress key to devt of nation: Sumitra

IMPHAL: Inaugurating the 16th North East Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference (NERCPA-2017) at Manipur Legislative Assembly complex on Thursday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the North East is a window in the national efforts to connect with the East and South East Asia which is playing a vital role in the emergence of a resurgent Asia. Speaking as the chief guest on the […]

Rivers closing on danger level, NDRF rushes team

Imphal, June 14 2017: Most of the rivers in Manipur are flowing close to danger levels today as heavy rains continued to lash the state for the last couple of days. The monsoon rain continued to wreak havoc in some states of Northeast including Manipur. In Mizoram, eight persons were killed and other six were reported […]

Flood like situation grips Kalapahar, district administration on alert

KANGPOKPI, Jun 13 : Kangpokpi continues to reel under the wrath of nature, the latest being the heavy rainfall early today morning at Kalapahar located about 5 Kms away from Kangpokpi DHQs. Apart from the massive earth fissure at Kalikhola village in Kangpokpi sub-division, a flood like situation gripped Kalapahar this morning following the torrential […]

Rajnath Singh in Aizawl ‘Govt committed to speedy development of NE States’

Aizawl, June 12 2017: The Centre is committed to fast-tracking the development initiatives in the North Eastern region, especially in border areas, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Addressing a meeting of the Chief Ministers of the four North Eastern States which share border with Myanmar, Singh said the region is immensely rich in […]

GST poised to shut down taxation posts

IMPHAL, Jun 11: Goods and Service Tax (GST) which would be enforced throughout the country from July 1 with the principal objective of ‘one Nation, one tax’ would render all taxation posts of the State defunct. GST Act has no provision to keep taxation check-posts operational even though these check-posts have been main points for […]

CM lends ears to public complaints/demands for five hours without break Overwhelming response marks 2nd Hill People’s Day

Imphal, Jun 10: Chief Minister N Biren’s call for bringing the grievances of hill people to his notice on the 10th day of every month has been responded well by the masses so far. On the second Hill People’s Day organised at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat complex today, around 800 people including village chiefs and […]

SS Khaplang no more

Chairman of the Khaplang faction of the NSCN, SS Khaplang passed away at one of the outfit’s camp today at about 8 pm at Takka in Myanmar, said sources. Reports said that Khaplang passed away due to a D after ailing for many months. Brigadier Peyong will take over the outfit, following the demise of SS […]

Twenty four candidates from northeast India clear UPSC exam

Twenty four candidates from northeast India have cleared the 2016 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations. Of the 24, 13 are from Assam and Dibakar Nath is the most successful candidate among them, securing 254th rank. He shared his journey towards success with ANI. “I have started my preparation in 2011 onwards. This was my […]

Man sentenced to 5 yrs under POCSO Act

IMPHAL, Jun 8 : A man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor girl has been sentenced to five years simple imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 30,000 by Special Judge, POCSO Imphal East today. The convict has been identified as Nongthongbam Barun Singh @ Baru (35) s/o Achoubi of Urup Litan Makhong. […]

Daily change in fuel price from June 16

Mumbai, Jun 8: State-run oil companies, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), will revise petrol and diesel prices every day in sync with international rates, beginning 16 June, the companies said on Thursday. The companies have adopted the new pricing model after trying it out […]