State bodybuilders leave Imphal for Asian c’ship

Imphal, Aug 19: A team of bodybuilders led by former Asian Championship gold medallist Nepram Kishan leave the town today to take part in the 51st Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Champion-ship, which is scheduled to be held from Aug 20 to 26 in Seoul, South Korea.
The team, which will represent India, include the first national women’s body-building hat-trick title winner Thingbaijam Sarita and others. Meanwhile, the Royal Fitness Academy Gym Thou-bal has expressed the best wishes for the team.

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Hockey youth brigade upbeat post impressive Europe tour Junior World Cup did wonders to our confidence, says Shanglakpam Nilakanta

Imphal, Aug 19:Manipur boy Shanglakpam Nilakanta said winning Junior World Cup did wonders to their confidence and credit goes to Hardendra Singh.
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“Keep away students from non-academic activities”

IMPHAL, Aug 19: School Education Department has instructed all Government, Govt-aided and unaided private schools to concen-trate on academic perfor- mance of students and keep away students from non-academic activities.

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Ethno-medicinal research centre opened at Hengbung

IMPHAL, Aug 19: For the first time in North East India, an ethno-medicinal research centre was opened today at KVK Heng-bung under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The centre…

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Pie of frequenting Union Ministers

A few years back our officers both civil and non-civil grumbled as they had to be on their toes almost every week for arranging facilities, feasts, festivities, ferries, forces, frisking, fund etc., for the VIP visitors. Today after 3 years they are quite used to the repetitive programmes, practice and procedure and now even in short notice they can make wonderful arrangements for any high-ranking visitor. It has become a routine affair to handle the visits of Central Ministers or Leaders. A system is now in place. Only a message and little bit of co-ordination is required, that’s all.

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71 years of Nation’s independence vs 37 years of AFSPA in Manipur

71 years ago, at the stroke of midnight on 15th August of 1947, India finally lost its colonial shackles. A fruition of a long struggle with countless lives martyred, British colonialism in India came to an end and it was the beginning of an independent journey for India but of course with many challenges ahead-challenges which were too many like the multiple heads of Ravana from the Ramayana, one of the mythological stories of the Hindu. Manipur Masala, through this space, attempts to compare and contrast the nation’s71 year old journey of independence with Manipur’s 37 years of struggle to combat with a draconian Act like the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.

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Seminar dwells on the poser ‘Is there gender equality ?’

IMPHAL, Aug 19 : The concept that ‘woman is enemy of woman ‘ is a myth that needs to be broken, said Dr Vijayalakshmi Brara adding that men are as much victims as women in the social system. Matriarchy is a myth that does not exist, she said.

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Condolence and candlelight vigil

IMPHAL, Aug 19: North East Students’ Society, Delhi University, organised a condolence and candlelight vigil in front of the Arts Faculty gate of Delhi University North Campus, today evening, condemning the death of Sidhartha Moirangthem, who was a BA first year student of Delhi College, Arts and Commerce.

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