Deputy CM warns KSO, Bungpi Block

IMPHAL | Jan 2 Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar warned of slapping defamation charge against Kuki Student Organisation, Bungpi Block for giving false allegation against Finance department and Tribal Affairs department. Briefing media persons today at his office chamber at Babupara, Imphal the deputy CM said that the government has all the good intension of […]

Tribal Film Festival concludes

IMPHAL | Dec 19 : Films are the most important medium to take the lead to cultural integration and peaceful co-existence among communities in the state, said deputy chief minister, Y Joykumar. Joykumar Singh stated this during the concluding event of the three-day film festival of tribal films organised today at Amity Hall of Adimjati […]

CM air dashes to Delhi to meet Rajnath

IMPHAL, Nov 23 : Chief Minister N Biren left Imphal for New Delhi today to hold a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015. Notably, Congress party has been undertaking a sustained campaign seeking disclosure of the Framework Agreement’s […]

Deputy CM flagged off Assam Rifles Tri Nation Motorcycle expedition for Nagaland

Imphal, Nov 13: Assam Rifles Tri Nation Motorcycle expedition travelling through the vast uncharted territories of North Eastern India, Bangladesh and Myanmar with an aim of spreading the message of peace & unity was flagged off today by Y Joykumar, Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur for Nagaland after spending two days in Imphal. The Assam […]

Demand for ST status to Meitei/Meetei ; STDCM, Govt hold 1st round talks; STDCM upbeat

Imphal, October 24 2017: The State Government and the Schedule Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) held first round of talk on the latter’s demand for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in Schedule Tribe category under the Constitution of India. As invited by the State Government, the talk began at 4.45 pm in the office chamber of Deputy […]

Where are the Ojas in teachers ? Failing to attract best talent

September 5. The focus was on teachers across the country and while Manipur also joined the rest of the country in celebrating Teachers’ Day as a mark of respect to Dr S Radhakrishnan, one need to really think where teachers, as understood universally, stand in today’s Manipur society. And it is here that some hard, […]

7th Pay and the fiscal reality of the State : Need to acknowledge reality

The fiscal health of the State Government should be understood and appreciated by all, particularly the State Government employees in the light of the demand from some quarters that the 7th Pay Recommendation be adopted. It is here that the BJP led coalition Government too need to come out and explain the fiscal position of […]

State Govt rules out 7th Pay for now

Imphal, July 25 2017: Replying to a question raised by MLA K Ranjit during the 5th day of the ongoing 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session, 2017, Finance Minister Y Joykumar who is also the Deputy Chief Minister stated that the Government has not yet planned about the implementation of Seventh Pay or its equivalent pay for […]

House clears 4 demands of over Rs 1400 cr after heated debate ; Oppn takes fight to Treasury bench

Imphal, July 24 2017: The Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed four different demands amounting to Rs 1405.89 crore . The demands passed today were for Transport (Rs 143054000), PWD (Rs 10111789000), Fishery (Rs 335247000) and Social Welfare (Rs 3448872000) . The demands were tabled for discussion and clearance of the House by Deputy Chief Minister […]

Network failure robs Rs 18 Cr !

Imphal, July 22 2017: An amount of Rs 18 crore sanctioned for repairing two market complexes of Khwairamband Keithel could not be obtained due to disruption in power supply and subsequent unavailability of internet network at the National Informatics Centre (NIC) . This was stated by MAHUD Minister Th Shyamkumar while discussing five demands tabled […]

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 […]

‘Air Clinics’ may start from State : Jitendra

IMPHAL, May 10: Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for DoNER, Dr Jitendra Singh today and discussed some of the initiatives planned by BJP-led coalition Government in the State. The Deputy CM was accompanied by Law and Health Minister L Jayentakumar and Youth and Sports Minister Letpao Haokip. Dr […]

Rich tributes paid to Khongjom War heroes

Imphal, Apr 23: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren led the people of the State in paying homage to the martyrs, who laid down their lives in the Battle of Khongjom (1891) on Khongjom Day today. The Government of Manipur organised the State-level function at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching in Thoubal […]