The Fate of Loktak Lake, India

Khwairakpam Gajananda 25 September 2001 India [Loktak Lake was designated for the List of Wetlands of International Importance in March 1990, and in June 1993 it was inscribed in the Montreux Record of sites whose ecological character has changed, is changing, or is about to change as a result of human interference. In this article, […]

When will India’s first cashless island go truly cashless?

Sunzu Bachaspatimayum If you google the name of a tiny lake island of Manipur called Karang, the results would all point to one thing – how Karang is the first cashless island of India. The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology made this announcement under its Digital India programme in January 2017. The Quint […]

Scientist bats for Kombirei protection

IMPHAL, Apr 25 : Kombirei is one variety of flower which is closely associated with the history of Manipur but it is on the verge of complete disappearance from the soil of Manipur, according to CSIR-NEIST Principal Scientist Dr Huidrom Birkumar. Speaking to media persons at their Lamphelpat office yesterday, Dr Birkumar underscored the growing […]

India’s first ever floating elementary school opens in Manipur

Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the country, has now become home to first of its kind Loktak Floating Elementary School. Situated about 50 km from Imphal, the school will not only cater to the need of the children but for the illiterate adults as well. The school will be accommodating around 25 students […]

Manipur’s Karang becomes India’s first cashless island

Karang, a small lake island in Manipur, has become the country’s first cashless island. The Union ministry of electronics and information technology under its Digital India programme announced Karang as the first cashless island in India on Friday. Confirming it, Deputy Commissioner M Harekrishna of Bishnupur district said the island fulfilled the Centre’s necessary criteria. […]

Reduced no of migratory birds attributed to new fishing mode

IMPHAL, Feb 1: Implementing new techniques of fishing, fishermen are now using Chinese LED bulbs and deep water fishing net to catch fishes in Loktak Lake during night time which have turned the largest fresh water lake in the North East India into a mini light festival. However, the impacts of such techniques have become […]

Governor calls for plastic free State

Newmai News Network IMPHAL, Dec 3 : Governor Dr Najma Heptulla, today assured to make Manipur a plastic-free State after seeking advice and necessary action in this regard from the Centre. The Governor was inaugurating a 3-day media workshop on climate change reporting in Manipur here. The programme is being held as part of the […]

Sangai Festival 2016- Closing Day

A choreographic presentation under the theme ” Yengu Machusingse, Leihaosidagi Houbani..” which is choreograph by Ranjit Adhikarimayum, Principal of Government Dance College.       Click the below links to view Event Photos of Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 7 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 4 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 3 Sangai Festival 2016 […]

Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 7

Events: Cultural Performance by artistes from Thailand Cultural Performance by Zou Dance Troupe, Chandel Cultural Performance by artiste from Senapati Cultural Performance by Sandani Rangana Kala Niketan, Santiniketan, West Bengal Cultural Performance by Baster Band, A Centre for Cultural Heritage, Chhattisgarh Kathak Dance performance by Pt. Birju Maharaj and his group-Kalashram, Delhi Click the below […]

Sangai Festival 2016 Day 4

Cultural Dance performed by the Seven States from North East India also known as Seven Sisters. Click the below links to view Event Photos of Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 3 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 2 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 1

Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 3

Events List: Thang Leiteng by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang Ta AssociationCultural performace by Vaiphei Cultural Troupe Churachandpur, Phungarel Jagoi by Thoibi Manipuri Dance & Cultural Research Institute Cultural performace by artistes from Senapati Thang Ta by the Thang Ta and Cultural Research Academy Thougal Jagoi by Manipur Public Music and Dance Centre Cultural performace by Rangailong […]

Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 2

Events List: Thang Leiteng by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang Ta Association Pung Cholom by Ibudhou Loyalakpa Manipuri Dance Group Thang Yaannaba by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang Ta Association Kartal Cholom by Shri Hari Nata Sankritana Academy (SHANSA) and Dasa Avataar Manipur Jagoi Marup.   Click the below links to view Event Photos of Sangai Festival […]

Heptulla seeks cooperation from Jap Ambassador to clean Loktak Lake Historical ties with State stressed

IMPHAL, Nov 22: Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla today sought cooperation from Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu to clean Loktak Lake using Japanese technology during a meeting at the Raj Bhavan here. Kenji is currently in Imphal to witness the Sangai Festival, an annual tourism carnival, being held at Hapta Kangjeibung in Palace Compound. […]

Heptulla seeks cooperation from Jap Ambassador to clean Loktak Lake Historical ties with State stressed

IMPHAL, Nov 22: Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla today sought cooperation from Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu to clean Loktak Lake using Japanese technology during a meeting at the Raj Bhavan here. Kenji is currently in Imphal to witness the Sangai Festival, an annual tourism carnival, being held at Hapta Kangjeibung in Palace Compound. […]

Sangai Festival 2016 Day 1

The 10 day Sangai Festival kicked off at Imphal’s Hafta Kangjeibung ground on 21st November, 2016. Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla was the chief guest at the inaugural function, which was presided over by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. Ambassador of Japan to India He Kenji Hiramatsu, Chief Minister, Chin State Government of Myanmar and Deputy […]

Green team visits Loktak

The team, constituted by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change for conservation of the Loktak Lake and assess steps required to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site, visited the lake today. The team comprising of Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change advisor Dr R Dalwani, DIG (WL) SP Vashishth, GB Pant […]

Centre ready to put Loktak on world tourism map: MoS Anil

Environment and Climate Change minister of state (independent charge) Anil Madhav Dave today spoke extensively on the Centre’s commitment to put Loktak Lake in the world tourism map. Addressing a press conference here at the Hotel Classic Grande today, the MoS said the lake has huge potential of being developed into a world class eco-tourism […]