River Bank Music Festival 2017, Day 1

Two days River Bank Music Festival, 2017, jointly organised by Leipung Wah Entertainment and Nongmaishang as its fourth edition of its campaign to stop contamination of rivers in the state begun on April 29 at Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai in Imphal East district near by the river bank of Imphal Turel. With the opening performance by […]

River Bank Music Festival 2017, Day 1

Two days River Bank Music Festival, 2017, jointly organised by Leipung Wah Entertainment and Nongmaishang as its fourth edition of its campaign to stop contamination of rivers in the state begun on April 29 at Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai in Imphal East district near by the river bank of Imphal Turel. With the opening performance by […]

How Well Are We Caring and Protecting Our Younger Generation?

By Damudor Arambam The recent alleged rape of two minor girls by seven youths in Imphal on 14th April, has triggered widespread anger demanding death penalty of all the accused. A special court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 has remanded the only adult accused to judicial custody while six other […]

Rtd Lt Gen Himalaya set to become MPSC head

IMPHAL: Retired Lieutenant General Konsam Himalaya Singh, who is the first Indian Army officer from North-East to become a Lieutenant General, will be appointed as chairman of Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC). According to official reports, a decision to this effect was arrived at during the cabinet meeting held on Friday and an order in this regard is likely to be issued very soon. The post for MPSC chairman has […]

Vendors needs to be scrutinised for sale of hygienic meat

IMPHAL: Considering consumption of meat in most household of the  state, minister Th Shyamkumar has pointed out the need on the part of Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry to scrutinise and monitor meat vendors so as to ensure sale of hygienic meat and the people do not get infected with various diseases. MAHUD, Town Planning, Forests & Environment, Horticulture […]

No forcible land acquisition for market projects: Shyamkumar

Kwakeithel, Kongba Keithel to get facelift under central scheme. IMPHAL: Along with laying the foundation stone for reconstruction of Lamlong Keithel, which is  ot just one of the most important markets in Imphal East district but also closely associated with the history of Manipur, MAHUD minister Th Shyamkumar has informed that the old market sheds at Kongba and Kwakeithel would also be given a facelift under the […]

2 BRTF labourers killed in attack, IEDs explode

IMPHAL: Two BRTF labourers, including a driver, were killed in an attack by armed persons suspected to be underground cadres while two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) exploded on Saturday at two different places in the state. Churachandpur based organisations condemned the killing. Sources said a BRTF driver and his helper were killed when they were attacked by unknown armed persons while going to fetch water near […]

Transport directorate designates ‘No Horn Zone’

IMPHAL: With an aim to prevent public nuisance in and around important public places, state transport directorate has issued an order designating certain areas as “No Horn Zone”. On Thursday, director of transport H Rosita issued a notification declaring certain junctions/areas/important road stretches of the state as “No Horn Zone” under Rule 119 (1) (2) and CMV (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. […]

Huge cache of explosives, ammunition recovered

IMPHAL: Moreh police on Friday recovered a huge cache of bombs and ammunition believed to have been concealed underground sometimes back. The bombs and ammunition were detected during earth digging work for construction of compound wall of Moreh college under Moreh police station at about 3pm. The recovered cache includes 18 mortar shells and around 600 live ammunition including 9mm and it was found neatly packed in polythene bags. […]

Huge cache of explosives, ammunition recovered

IMPHAL: Moreh police on Friday recovered a huge cache of bombs and ammunition believed to have been concealed underground sometimes back. The bombs and ammunition were detected during earth digging work for construction of compound wall of Moreh college under Moreh police station at about 3pm. The recovered cache includes 18 mortar shells and around 600 live ammunition including 9mm and it was found neatly packed in polythene bags. […]

Court rejects bail plea of gang-rape accused

IMPHAL: Police had a tough time in controlling an incensed group of women who tried to barge into Uripok Cheirap court complex where hearing was conducted on Friday on the bail application of one of the seven persons accused in the recent gangrape of two girl students. The Special Judge (POCSO), while rejecting the bail petition of Thongam Sadananda Singh (22), an accused in the April 14 gang-rape […]

Court rejects bail plea of gang-rape accused

IMPHAL: Police had a tough time in controlling an incensed group of women who tried to barge into Uripok Cheirap court complex where hearing was conducted on Friday on the bail application of one of the seven persons accused in the recent gangrape of two girl students. The Special Judge (POCSO), while rejecting the bail petition of Thongam Sadananda Singh (22), an accused in the April 14 gang-rape […]

Cabinet hands over MDS cases to CBI, revives MST

IMPHAL: Handing over cases related to irregularities in accounts of Manipur Development Society (MDS) to the CBI and revival of Manipur State Transport were among a slew of resolutions adopted by the state cabinet. The cabinet meeting convened Friday decided to restructure MDS, launch probe to expose financial anomalies, and resume service by MST fleets to facilitate economical, efficient, sustainable, affordable and coordinated transport system. […]

Cabinet hands over MDS cases to CBI, revives MST

IMPHAL: Handing over cases related to irregularities in accounts of Manipur Development Society (MDS) to the CBI and revival of Manipur State Transport were among a slew of resolutions adopted by the state cabinet. The cabinet meeting convened Friday decided to restructure MDS, launch probe to expose financial anomalies, and resume service by MST fleets to facilitate economical, efficient, sustainable, affordable and coordinated transport system. […]

Youth Congress volunteers burn effigies of six defectors

IMPHAL: Denouncing defection of six Congress MLAs to BJP, volunteers of Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) Friday burned effigies of the six defectors inside the Congress Bhawan complex, here at about 6.30 pm. The Youth Congress volunteers led by its president Amir Hussain protested the defection of the six MLAs, who won the recent assembly elections on Congress ticket only to betray their party. Earlier, police […]

Meghalaya: Suspected GNLA rebels attacks coal trucks in Garo hills

Tura (Meghalaya) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): The suspected militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) allegedly fired at the coal truck moving through the National Highway – 62 at Dambuk village, near Rongara in South Garo Hills of Meghalaya. The police said that at around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, six to seven heavily armed militants, […]

CP Anto and Chandu Agarwal win Rotary National Peace Award

Dimapur, April 27 (MExN): Fr. Dr. CP Anto and PDG Rtn. Chandu Kumar Agarwal were recipients of this year’s Rotary National Peace Award. They were given the award by Rtn. Paul Netzel (Trustee Chair Elect, The Rotary Foundation) during the International Understanding and Peace Symposium held earlier this year in Pune. A press release from the […]