Less than 6 pc villages have access to potable water

Imphal, August 21 2017: Notwithstanding the ambitious target set by the State Government to ensure that all households have access to potable water by 2022, only 166 villages/habitations out of the total 2870 have access to reliable potable water supply facilities till now. Given this sorry figure which has been compounded by financial constraints and […]

Sitharaman promises TIES at Imphal airport

Imphal, August 20 2017: Stating that Manipur would be the gateway to South East Asia once the Act East Policy is put into practice, Union Commerce and Industry Minister (independent charge) Nirmala Sitharaman has promised Rs nine crore for development of Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) at Imphal airport . She was speaking at […]

Keep away students from non-academic activities

Imphal, August 19 2017: School Education Department has instructed all Government, Govt-aided and unaided private schools to concentrate on academic performance of students and keep away students from non-academic activities. According to an order issued by Education (S) Director Th Kirankumar, it is time for students to focus on academic activities for the current academic […]

State explores loan options for road development

Imphal, August 18 2017: The State Government has been considering to seek loans and financial investments from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for development of the State Highways, Major District Roads (MDRs) and Other District Roads (ODRs). Most of the State Highways, MDRs and ODRs which are being maintained by […]

National highway a misnomer for Imphal-Jiribam route: High Court

Imphal, August 17 2017: A Division Bench of the, High Court of Manipur consisting of Acting Chief Justice N Kotiswar and Justice Kh Nobin, passed an order regarding the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) case filed by RK Joysana, stating that the condition of Imphal-Jiribam road, in its present state, cannot be considered a proper National […]

Irom Sharmila ties the knot with Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal

IMPHAL: Rights crusader Irom Sharmila Chanu tied the knot with her British boyfriend Desmond Coutinho on Thursday morning at the sub-registrar’s office in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, where she is currently residing. After waiting for nearly two months to complete the legal formalities, the two obtained their marriage papers under the ‘Special Marriage Act 1954’ from […]

Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit : Will announce Govt’s one year prog soon: CM

Imphal, August 16 2017: Hundreds of people turned up on the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit to air their grievances to Chief Minister N Biren Singh at CM’s Secretariat today. The Chief Minister attended to as many as about 350 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people from 9 am to 2:30 pm. […]

3 members of Manipur outfit held

The Delhi Police Special Cell  claims to have arrested the commander-in-chief, finance secretary and another member of the Manipur-based banned terror outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP). The accused were arrested from north Delhi on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said they had received a tip-off that KCP leader Laishram Ranjit […]

PLA’s Brig Jame, 67 other militants lay down arms

Imphal, August 14 2017: Altogether 68 militants of six different UG groups including hardcore PLA leader Brigadier Jame alias Uttam laid down arms before the Government today. They were accorded a warm reception by Chief Minister N Biren at a ‘home coming ceremony’ held at 1st Bn Manipur Rifles banquet hall today. It is reported […]

State observes Patriots’ Day ; Disunity invited undue British interference: Governor

Imphal, August 13 2017: The State today observed Patriots’ Day at Bir Tikendrajit Park here in memory of all the patriots who laid down their lives for the freedom of Manipur. Notably, the State Government has been observing the Patriots’ Day on August 13 every year since 1970 in memory of the Manipuri Patriots who […]

RIMS plunges into a sea of woes

Imphal, August 12 2017: Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) which is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is now quite disoriented and it would have serious impacts on its health care services. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was not monitoring RIMS properly and it was […]

Tripartite talks : Heated words from UNC mark day 4 agreed points signed, next talk in Sept

SENAPATI, Aug 11 : The tripartite talks on the district creation issue held today at the DRDA Conference Hall, Senapati district headquarters, witnessed “fiery expressions” from the United Naga Council (UNC) team before they signed a 4-point agreed term. The talk which started at 11 am was chaired by Satyendra Garg, the Joint Secretary of […]

Sanskrit Textbook In Madhya Pradesh Says That India Beat China In The 1962 War: Report

Turning history on its head, the Sanskrit textbook for class VIII distributed in several CBSE-affiliated schools in Madhya Pradesh says that India won the 1962 war against China, The Times of India reported today. The passage appears in the Sanskrit textbook “Sukritika Volume-3” in chapter eight, which is about the achievements of the country’s first […]

CM discusses with MSTC to start e-commerce projects in State

Imphal, August 10 2017: BB Singh, CMD of MSTC (Metal Scrap Trade Corporation) Ltd, a Mini Ratna Category-I PSU under Ministry of Steel, Government of India met Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the CM Secretariat today to discuss the thrust areas where MSTC’s expertise and experience would be utilised to execute various e-commerce projects […]

JCILPS demands new Bill, gears up for renewed stir

Imphal, August 09 2017: The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has demanded the State Government to pass a new Bill in place of the Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill 2015 which would be acceptable to all sections of people and enforce it within the current year. Speaking at the International Day of […]

Kangpokpi shutdown total, paralyses normal life ; Sustained stir from August 11 announced

Kangpokpi, August 08 2017: The otherwise busy district headquarters of Kangpokpi and hectic Trans Asian Highway No 1, also known as NH-2 along Imphal-Dimapur road, wore completely deserted looks today during the 24 hrs total shutdown over the alleged illegal encroachment of Haraothel land for construction of National Sports University. The 24 hrs total shutdown […]

Similarities between Manipur and ASEAN region stressed ; CM hardsells potentials of State at Laos

Imphal, August 07 2017: Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that Manipur shares close affinity in terms of culture, customs and food habits with the ASEAN region. The Chief Minister underlined this while addressing the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership at Vientiane (Laos PDR) today. The celebration was jointly organised by ASEAN India […]

Governor talks chopper medical service

Imphal, August 06 2017: Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said that talks are on with the Union Civil Aviation Minister to allocate Rs 25 crore to get helicopter services in Manipur very soon in order to provide necessary medical service to meet the needs of those who live not only in the city but in far-flung […]

Bitten by JE, Dengue, CCpur on mission ‘Swachh’

CCpur, August 05 2017: Stung by exceptionally high cases of epidemiologic diseases involving at least two deadly mosquito borne viruses – Dengue and JE at Churachandpur town today embarked on a massive cleanliness drive as part of the District Water and Sanitation Committee’s drive towards ‘Swachh Bharat.’ About 10,000 volunteers cutting across age, gender and […]

JNIMS bought machine at triple the price !

Imphal, August 04 2017: A medical equipment which cost just Rs 22,53,563 was bought for Rs 72,87,787 at JNIMS thereby wasting a huge amount of public money . HPLC machine, also known as poison detector was supplied to JNIMS Forensic Science Department at Rs 72,87,787 which was more than triple times the company rate (Rs […]