NSU site and undue communal overtones

The NDA Government led by BJP finally tabled National Sports University (NSU) Bill 2017 in the Lok Sabha on August 10. Although the project has been delayed for quite a long time, it has finally taken a step forward. NSU is a prized trophy collectively won by the consistent, excellent performance of State players at […]

Village authorities clarify on National Sports varsity dispute

Kangpokpi, August 16 2017: The village authorities of Leilon Vaiphei and Konsa Khul have strongly denied the press statement of National Sports University Haraothel Protection Committee (NSUHPC), Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chirang Joint Development Organization over the controversial National Sports varsity. A press communique signed by Chief of Leilon Vaiphei, Khupneilun Vaiphei and Chief of […]

Sport university : Promises kept but corruption?

Free Thinker This is great news for all of us to know the fact that the National Sports University Bill has been introduced in Parliament on 10th August 2017; though inadvertently it was reported that the Bill was introduced during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha. Please remember that government Bills cannot be introduced in Zero […]

Viewing through one’s community : The tragedy of Manipur

24 hours total shutdown called by the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Sadar Hills. A sit-in protest called by the National Sports University Haraothel Protection Committee and the Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chirang Joint Development Committee at the time the total shutdown was on. At centre of it all is the decision of the State Government to […]

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 […]

CM inspects NSU site, sets eye on inviting PM

Imphal, July 30 2017: Chief Minister N Biren inspected the site of National Sports University at Koutruk in Imphal West district today. He was accompanied by Works Minister Th Biswajit, Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS) Minister Letpao Haokip, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L Susindro, Sekmai AC MLA H Dingo, Chief Secretary RR Rashmi, Works and IPR […]

Housing scheme for widows launched

Imphal, July 26 2017: A housing scheme for widows belonging to economically weaker sections has been incorporated in the housing loan given by MOBC&SC Department, stated Chief Minister N Biren who is also in charge of the department . The Government placed four demands in the State Assembly today and they pertained to Community and […]

Fiscal deficit of Rs 851.41 Cr presented

Imphal, July 20 2017: The second session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly was opened today with presentation of budget estimates for 2017-18 by Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar who is also in-charge of Finance Department . After highlighting salient features of the budget estimates and thrust areas of the Government, the Deputy Chief Minister […]

Anti corruption cell All are equal before the law : CM

IMPHAL, Jun 25: Chief Minister N Biren has assured that politicians and the public are same in the eyes of the law and stringent action would be taken up against anyone who commits a crime or breaks the law. He made the statement at the release function of a booklet on achievements of the Anti […]

PM reviews highway via video conferencing

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the existing condition of Imphal-Jiribam highway together with Chief Secretary O Nabakishore, officials of National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) through video conference. After enquiring about the existing condition of the highway, the Prime Minister instructed […]

PM set to lay foundation stone of Sports University soon Not all Cong MLAs want to dislodge Govt : CM

IMPHAL, Apr 24: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has categorically stated that there are Congress MLAs who do not want to dislodge the BJP-led coalition Government. Talking to The Sangai Express over telephone, the Chief Minister, who is currently participating in a NITI Ayog meeting at Delhi, maintained that not all Congress MLAs wish to dislodge […]

Rahul calls Modi liar, problem creator

Rahul calls Modi liar, problem creator‘Modi Has Failed To Convince On Framework Agreement Remarks’ REPORTER IMPHAL: The Framework Agreement signed with the NSCN-IM was the only thing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did for Manipur but its contents remain concealed even to chief minister of the state.Stating this Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi demanded that the […]

Modi calls for ‘percentage’ free CM, Ministers Framework Agreement will not infringe upon Manipur: PM Narendra Modi

IMPHAL, Feb 25: After Union Home Minister Ranath Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cate-gorically stated that the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 will not infringe upon the integrity of Manipur and its territorial boundary. Addressing an election rally held at Langjing Achouba ground, Imphal West […]

Why not spell out contents of Framework Agreement : CM Ibobi questions PM’s unwillingness to disclose details

IMPHAL, Feb 8: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has asked if there would be any harm if Prime Minister Narendra announces that the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM does not contain anything inimical to the State of Manipur provided he is coming to the State for election campaign. The Chief Minister […]

PM likely to visit State on Jan 13

IMPHAL, Jan 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the State on January 13 to lay the foundation stone of National Sports University at Koutruk and inaugurate a SAI Special Area Games Centre, Utlou and Mary Kom Boxing Academy, Langol. A well placed source informed that the Prime Minister may visit the […]

Another tussle between two groups arises at Koutruk over land allocation for National Sports University

Two days after the signing of memorandum of Agreement between the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India and YAS Department Government of Manipur for allocation of land for construction of National Sports University, differences arises between groups of people over allocation of land. Report reaching here said that even as villagers of […]

Decks cleared for sports university at Koutruk

Despite agitations in Thoubal district on Sunday demanding the construction of the controversial National Sports University at Yaithibi Loukon, it has become clear that the University is going to be built at Koutruk in Imphal West. Sports Minister Vijay Goel had made it clear during his visit on November 4 last that the land at […]

Protest rally staged against move to shift NSU

Thoubal, Nov 10 : A large number of people from Thoubal district today staged a protest rally against the Government’s move to shift the National Sports University (NSU) complex from Yaithibi Loukon to Sanjenbam and Koutruk area in Imphal West district. The possibility of the Government shifting the NSU from Yaithibi Loukon gained currency after […]