Tourists inflow to State fluctuates with little growth down the years

Imphal, October 10 2017: Even though the State’s tourism potential has been acknowledged by one and all, and the State Government started celebrating Manipur Sangai Festival since 2010 with the primary objective of projecting Manipur as a popular tourism destination, the volume of tourist inflow into the State has been fluctuating with little growth . […]

Seeking two years time : Too early to judge

Give us two years time. This was the State unit chief of the BJP, who is also the Rajya Sabha MP, K Bhabananda and the natural question that follows is, is this a climb down from the ‘We will do in 15 months what the Congress could not in 15 years,’ announcement delivered by Prime […]

High promises, high expectations : BJP Govt up to it ?

High on promises. Obviously this means that the expectations of the people will also be high. It however remains to be seen how much distance the Government will walk to meet the expectations of the people. Not that anyone expects the Government to be able to meet all the expectations of the people, but the […]

High promises, high expectations : BJP Govt up to it ?

High on promises. Obviously this means that the expectations of the people will also be high. It however remains to be seen how much distance the Government will walk to meet the expectations of the people. Not that anyone expects the Government to be able to meet all the expectations of the people, but the […]

Away from Imphal centric mindset : Govt-Hills Bhai Bhai !

Moving away from the Imphal centric approach. Best exemplified by the Cabinet meeting held at Churachandpur some time back. Announcing that the Shirui Lily Festival will be upgraded to the level of the Sangai Festival. The attention focused on the Barak Festival held at Senapati not so long after the Shirui Lily Festival. Setting aside […]

Being different from Cong Govt : Time to break the coteries

That the BJP led Government is trying to be different from the Congress Government of the last 15 years is clear. The question however is, different in what sense ? Is the BJP led Government going to be satisfied with only changing its approach to the various issues facing the State or is it ready […]

Cabinet meet outside Imphal : Taking all on board

Hill Leaders’ Day on the 10th of every month. People’s Day on the 15th of every month. Cabinet meeting in the district headquarters by turn. All women markets in the hill district headquarters. Clearly the BJP led Government is sending out the message that it wants to do something more than the earlier Congress Government […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

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 […]