A street vendor’s son from Manipur cracks IIT-JEE entrance exam, No money for admission!

A young talented lad, Ningthoujam Rapsan, cracked the prestigious IIT entrance exam(JEE Advance) 2017 in his first attempt with an impressive rank, but his family’s financial crunch could cripple his dreams of studying in IIT. Ninghtoujam Rapsan cleared the tough IIT JEE exam in his first attempt without getting any coaching classes, he secured 1193 […]

AR havildar killed, four injured in IED attack

IMPHAL: One non-commissioned officer of 17 Assam Rifles died while four other personnel of the AR unit were injured in an IED attack near Kasom village under Kasom Khullen sub-division in Kamjong district. In connection with the incident, a statement issued by PRO IGAR (S) said that in continuation of the highest traditions of the defence forces, havildar Luhit Gogoi of 17 AR made the supreme sacrifice in the […]

Mother-daughter murder case Nab killer(s) by June 2 : PAC to Govt

IMPHAL, May 31: Demanding arrest of culprit(s) involved in the brutal murder of Soram Lakhipyari and her pregnant daughter Monika of Uripok Bachaspati Leikai in Imphal West by June 2, the People’s Action Committee formed against the murder and incensed locals tried to storm the Chief Minister’s bungalow today. Lakhipyari and Monika who was eight […]

2 from State (Gen) make cut in CS exams

NEW DELHI, May 31 :At least two candidates (Gen category) from Manipur made it to the list of successful candidates for the civil service, the exams for which was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Altogether 1099 candidates were okayed for appointment in various services. The two candidates from Manipur who made it are […]

2 from State (Gen) make cut in CS exams

NEW DELHI, May 31 :At least two candidates (Gen category) from Manipur made it to the list of successful candidates for the civil service, the exams for which was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Altogether 1099 candidates were okayed for appointment in various services. The two candidates from Manipur who made it are […]

‘No helmet, no petrol’ flunks on day one

IMPHAL | May 28: Petrol pumps of the state started implementing ‘No helmet, no petrol’ system from today following an order passed by the state government on May 24. The rule was implemented for safety of two wheeler users, as wearing helmet reduces the chances of getting serious head injuries during a crash. Though the […]

In the Kingdom of Dying Ponies

Polo, the sport of kings, hails from the forgotten, violent state of Manipur, India. Can anyone save its endangered, fabled horses? IMPHAL, India – Fifteen seconds into the opening match of the 10th Manipur International Polo Tournament, after a long and feverish drumming performance, after the Manipur state chief minister had been properly honored with […]

AE, SO suspended for negligence

Imphal, Apr 27 (DIPR): A day after the accident at the work site of the drainage and sewerage at Yaiskul Chingakham Leirak leading to grievous injury of a person, the N Biren Singh led Government today suspended two PHE officials for negligence and dereliction of duty. n an order issued by Addl Chief Secretary (PHE) […]

Modi to review work of BJP CMs every two months

NEW_DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to review the performance of BJP-ruled states every two months, setting new targets for chief ministers belonging to his party. BJP chief ministers got their first assignment at a review meeting on Sunday, with Modi asking them to push insurance companies for the early disposal of claims. Modi told […]

Teacher shot dead, Imp-Moreh road bandh on

THOUBAL, Apr 25: A young bachelor who was a teacher by profession was killed when a police personnel opened fire at a Thabal Chongba venue at Ukhongshang Mayai Leikai under Nongpok Sekmai police station at around 11.55 pm yesterday. To protest the killing, an indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh highway has been imposed. The victim identified […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

Manipur: Health Minister L Jayentakumar resigns as BJP-led Biren Singh govt finishes a month in office

Health Minister L Jayentakumar submitted his resignation to Chief Minster N Biren Singh claiming interference in his work as a minister. In what may be called the first sign of fissures in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Manipur government , Health Minister L. Jayentakumar on Friday resigned from his post. The National People’s Party leader submitted […]

Against Racism: Northeast Student Orgs in Solidarity with Africans

In light of the recent racist attacks against African nationals in India, especially those in Greater Noida, several students’ organisations representing students who belong to Northeast India have come together and issued a letter of solidarity against the attacks. They emphasise that these attacks are rooted in racism and discrimination and that students from the […]

Ministers visit Sirarakhong, environment degradation noted

SIRARAKHONG, Apr 6 : Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar and Tribal Development Minister N Kayisi visited Sirarakhong village in Ukhrul district to take a first hand account of the ground situation there and take up necessary arrangements for the victims and the village. As immediate aid to the affected villagers, the two Ministers donated […]

Road accident near Tamenglong Khunjao claimed 1 person dead, 5 injured

Tamenglong, 30th March 2017: One person (male) spot dead and 5 persons injured in a road accident today near Tamenglong Khunjao. The incident happened today at around 12.00 pm, when the ill-fated TATA truck carrying 17 persons from Tamenglong Bazar after attending an inauguration function of a new building at Tamenglong District HQ, and was heading […]

Centre, State should do their bit Put RIMS back on track

Something, somewhere is terribly wrong and this commentary may be taken as an open letter or an appeal to the Union Health Ministry, the State Government and the doctors of RIMS. Tough to even imagine that an institute of repute like RIMS should remain without a Director, after the then Director-in-charge retired from service and […]

Manipur CM Ibobi Singh resigns as both BJP, Congress claim majority

HIGHLIGHTS – He had refused to quit earlier saying his party had the numbers – Earlier in the day, BJP announced Nongthombam Biren as its CM face in Manipur – Biren is to stake claim to form the next government IMPHAL: Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday resigned as Manipur Chief Minister, paving the […]

IG AR (South) greets on Yaoshang (Holi)

Major General Virendra Singh, VSM, IG AR (South) and All Ranks of Assam Rifles extend warm greetings and sincere goodwill to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of ‘Yaoshang (Holi)’. IGAR (South) prays that the festival heralds an era of peace, progress and prosperity in the region. The Assam Rifles fraternity also wish […]