Need for a strong Congress Giving teeth to the Opposition

The barely three months old BJP led coalition Government seems to be right on track and it has to be admitted that the recently held Shirui Lily Festival, Barak Festival, Hill People’s Day held on the 10th of every month and the Meeyamgi Numit held on the 15th of every month have gone down well […]

No alternative to co-existence

Yambem Laba (Courtesy: The Statesman) If Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh is on a mission to appease the Nagas, he seems to be making some progress in easing the otherwise strained relations between the Naga communities of Manipur and Nagaland and the Manipur Government. Some years ago, the apex body of the Nagas in […]

Biren announces Rs 202 crore economic package for Senapati

IMPHAL | May 22: Chief Minister, N Biren Singh has announced an economic package of Rs 202 crore for Senapati district to take up different developmental works in the district. Speaking as the chief guest at the reception cum inaugural function of Barak Spring Festival, 2017 at Senapati district headquarters today, the N Biren said that […]

Abode of Shirui Lily

UKHRUL, May 20 : A booklet entitled ‘Brief Introduction to Shirui Kashong Abode of Shirui Lily,’ penned by Philazan Shangh Shimray of Shirui village was presented to Chief Minister N Biren during the inaugural function of the Shirui Lily Festival at Vangayan, Shirui village on May 16. The young lady is not new to the […]

Shirui Lily Festival draws to a close amid pomp and gaiety Governor stresses on potential of State flower

IMPHAL, May 20 : Like Chief Minister N Biren, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla travelled all the way from Imphal to Ukhrul by road to attend the closing function of the Shirui Lily Festival as the chief guest, which drew to a close today amid pomp and gaiety. Significantly this was the maiden visit of Dr […]

Edn min flags off students for Shirui festival

Education Minister Th Radheshyam flagged off a two-day Field Exposure Visit to Ukhrul for 10 students each from eight districts to witness the Shirui Lily Festival, 2017, and another 10 students from Ukhrul district will join the team at Ukhrul District Headquarter. The students accompanied by officials of Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan, State Mission Authority, Manipur, […]

CM reiterates need for 5 more IRB Bns to Rajnath

IMPHAL, May 18 : Chief Minister N Biren who flew to Delhi yesterday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today and put forward some issues of the State which need to be tackled on a priority basis. Speaking to The Sangai Express a well placed source said that the Chief Minister reminded the Union […]

Shirui Lily Fest off to a grand start From village to State level

Yes, the first State level Shirui Lily Festival has got off to a grand start and all credits for this should obviously go to the State Flower, the BJP led State Government and the hospitality of the people of Ukhrul and Shirui village. No wonder, all roads today lead to Ukhrul district headquarters, Shirui village […]

Ukl has tourism potential : Thai Minister

Ukhrul, May 17 : Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor (Commercial) Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi has categorically stated that Ukhrul has immense potential to be developed as a beautiful tourism centre of Manipur. The Thai Minister who is here to attend to Shirui Lily Festival while speaking at the one day Out Reach Programme on the […]

Inclement weather fails to dampen Shirui Festival spirit

Development Sans Communal Differences Will Prevail Now, Says CM Biren IMPHAL: Chief Minister N Biren Tuesday inaugurated the five-day Shirui Lily Festival, 2017 amidst dazzling display of cultural items, modern art and music on Tuesday. The colourful opening function was held at Vangayan ground, Shirui village in Urkhul district wherein hundreds of people from across […]

Bucket of cold water after a hot shower Rap from the Centre

Something akin to a bucket of cold water after a hot shower. Amid the feel good factor triggered by the decision of the BJP led Government to hold Chingi Numit on the 10th of every month, Meeyamgi Numit on the 15th of every month, the inking of the MoU between the State Government and the […]

Bucket of cold water after a hot shower Rap from the Centre

Something akin to a bucket of cold water after a hot shower. Amid the feel good factor triggered by the decision of the BJP led Government to hold Chingi Numit on the 10th of every month, Meeyamgi Numit on the 15th of every month, the inking of the MoU between the State Government and the […]

Operational unit of all forces in the offing

IMPHAL, May 9: With a view to enable prompt response to any law and order problem, an operational unit comprising of representatives of all security agencies would be opened within a week. This was stated by Chief Minister N Biren while launching an exclusive website for the Shirui Lily Festival at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat […]

Tourism PS takes stock of preparations for Shirui Lily fest Steps on to hardsell State Flower

Mungchan Zimik Ukhrul, Apr 29 : Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Dr Sapam Ranjan who is also the working chairman of the scheduled Shirui Lily festival visited Ukhrul today along with Parliamentary Secretaries Leishiyo Keishing, Khashim Vashum, MLA Alfred Arthur Kangam and Tourism Secretary N Ashok Kumar to get a first hand report of the ongoing […]

Menu laid out for Shirui Lily Fest

IMPHAL, Apr 24: The first ever State-level Shirui Lily Festival scheduled from May 16 to 20 would feature cultural dance and music programmes of different ethnic groups of the land. Moreover, all the visitors would be treated with delicious indigenous dishes of the Tangkhul community. A meeting of the festival’s programme sub-committee was held today […]

Expectations from the BJP led Govt Need to keep focus straight

No longer ‘communal Government of Manipur’. Economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council lifted. Naga People’s Front a part of the BJP led Government. Red carpet rolled out for the Chief Minister and his council of Ministers during the high profile visit to Ukhrul district headquarters on April 11. State level Shirui Lily festival […]

Shirui Lily festival from May 16 to 20 Govt gears up for festival of State flower

IMPHAL, Apr 18: For the first time, Shirui Lily Festival would be celebrated at the State level from May 16 to 20. Earlier, the festival was scheduled to be held from May 5 to 9 but a meeting of the organising committee held today at the CM’s Secretariat decided to postpone the festival to May […]

Plots to topple Govt won’t succeed : Biren

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Accusing some people of plotting to topple his Government, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has categorically stated that all such plots will end in failure. Speaking as chief guest at a public function held today at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound on Rashtriya Vistarak Yojana in connection with Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya’s centenary celebration (September […]