Najma for decommissioning Ithai Barrage

Imphal, September 19 2017: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has today assured that she would pursue the Government to decommission the Ithai Barrage in order to maintain ecological balance in the State . She was speaking as the chief guest at the launching programme of “Anthropogenic impact & their management options in the different ecosystems of […]

FIR against former CM Ibobi in MDS scam: Dawn of transparent governance and new Manipur

In what is seen as a bold move and a sign of the beginning of transparent governance and new Manipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Planning Department against former chief minister and now opposition leader, O Ibobi Singh, and five others on September 1, 2017 in connection with the alleged Manipur Development […]

FIR against former CM Ibobi in MDS scam: Dawn of transparent governance and new Manipur

In what is seen as a bold move and a sign of the beginning of transparent governance and new Manipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Planning Department against former chief minister and now opposition leader, O Ibobi Singh, and five others on September 1, 2017 in connection with the alleged Manipur Development […]

Manipur asks for a review after the ruling BJP wants Loktak hydroelectricity project broken down

This is the first time a party in power in a northeastern state has asked for a dam to be decommissioned. The Manipur BJP leadership has requested the Union government that the 105 megawatts Loktak hydroelectric project be broken down or, to use the technical term, decommissioned. Following up on the political call from the […]

Biren calls for conservation of precious biodiversity

Imphal, August 30 2017: Chief Minister N Biren has called for exploring scientific means to conserve the precious biodiversity wealth of the State including rare Shirui Lily and Sangai . He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the 7th Review and Monitoring cum Mentoring Meeting of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), […]

Loktak Downstream Project in jeopardy

Imphal, August 22 2017: With many quarters demanding decommissioning of Ithai Barrage on account of its adverse impacts on the ecology of Loktak Lake and surrounding areas, the Loktak Downstream Project is now staring at an uncertain future. Loktak Downstream Project whose total installed power generation capacity is 66 MW was supposed to be taken […]

Loktak Lake and Manipur in ecological disaster

M Asnikumar Singh Presently, Manipur is facing one of the worst man made ecological disasters in its history. Loktak lake is the largest natural fresh water lake in the North East with variable size and reaching upto 35*13 kilometres during rainy season. Being highly productive and rich in bio-diversity, the lake has been the cradle […]

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 […]