March, 2017

 

Farmers’ Fair underway

Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh today launched a two-day Farmers’ Fair cum Exhibition at ICAR complex, Lamphelpat which was organized by ICAR-KVKs of Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal West, Tamenglong and Ukhrul in collaboration with ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre under the sponsorship of TSP, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya. Y. Joykumar stressed the need to make agriculture an organized sector through participatory approach and highlighted that majority of the population is dependent on agriculture and allied activities for livelihood sustenance. He emphasized the need to promote agro-based industriesRead More


Craft Exhibition brings artisans together

With the aim to encourage the weaver and craft loving artisans of Manipur, The Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans C.S. Ltd. (AWAS), Imphal, has put up a 6 days Craft Exhibition today under the sponsorship of the office of the development commissioner (handicrafts), ministry of textiles, Government of India. Around 30 artisans displayed their wide range of handloom and handicraft products and drew the attention of the promoters and to woo buyers. At the inaugural function of the exhibition held at the Trade Centre Porompat, Imphal East project managerRead More


Assam rifles present lamps

The 23 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) donated ten solar lights, 100 solar lanterns (one for each household) & 500 Solar lamps providing succour to villagers. The locals of remote village of Longdi Pabram had a day to be remembered for a long time when on 27 March 2017, Brig RK Singh Dy IGAR (South) and Col DPK Pillai, SC visited the village. Col DPK Pillai, SC shares an unique relation with the locals and is called “Pillai Pamei” by theRead More


Luwangpokpa Trophy 2017

Cyclone Thangmeiband posted 2 runs victory over SCCC Singjamei to makes their semi final berth in the 1st MCA T-20 Luwangpokpa Trophy 2017 played at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium. Cyclone Thangmeiband batting first scored 98 runs for 8 wicket from 20 over with Akshaykumar making 33 runs while Roland got 11 runs. SCCC Singjamei bowler Sajnani, Pranjit, Kishan, Sana and Sandeep fetch a wicket each. In reply, SCCC Singjamei just fell short by 2 runs as they bundled out for 96 runs for 9 wicket from 20 over. Kishan hard foughtRead More


State Open Football Tournament 2017

Youth Development Organisation, Lamdong moves into the semi final beating UPSA Pukhao by 4-3 goals during penalty shootout in the 7th Saheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial State Open Football Tournament 2017 played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. Both team had a struggling time and the regulation hour render goaless and the outcome of the game had to be decided by kick from penalty mark. In the subsequent kicks, Youth Devlopment Organisation scored four goals trough Kh.Bishorjit, K.Kiran, M.Ibomcha and N.Olen while for UPSA Pukhao, three players find the mark with Nilachandra,Read More


Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament 2017

Idudhou Thangjing Polo Club rode away with the champion title beating Manipur Police Sports Club(B) by 5-4 goals in the 27th Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament 2017 played at Mapal Kangjeibung. The match proved to be an exciting match as both team rubbed shoulders to the last chukker of the game with the presence of veteran rider M.Manihar, proved lucky as he chipped in with the winning goal. The first chukker were evenly matched with T.Pradeepkumar opening the goal account however Ibudhou Thangjing replied postively with P.Ojit fetching the equaliser.Read More


General strike cripples normalcy; CM refutes DESAM

Seventeen hours general strike imposed by Democratic Students’ Alliance Manipur has affected normalcy in Imphal with closure of business establishments and transport services while chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh refuted the demand of the student body as unreasonable. DESAM imposed the general strike since yesterday midnight protesting against allocation of portfolio of parliamentary secretary (Minority and MOBC, commerce and industries) to Jiribam representative Ashab Uddin. The student body demanded to withdraw the portfolio from the Jiribam representative and opposed against the alleged inclusion of a non-indigenous people of the stateRead More


Territorial integrity will be protected at any cost: CM Biren Singh

Chief minister Ningthombam Biren today assured of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Manipur unaffected by the framework agreement signed between the Naga militant group, NSCN IM and the government of India. “Territorial integrity is important than my soul; as a chief minister I will protect the territorial integrity of Manipur at any cost. It is my commitment” said Biren Singh. Biren Singh said the central leaders had made a clear cut clarification after the NSCN IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah had asserted of possible Naga Integration as par the framework agreement.Read More


Plea to unveil framework agreements

Communist Party of India (CPI), Manipur State Council has urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to disclose the contents in the framework agreement signed between the NSCN IM and the government of India. The CPI unit had submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister yesterday to give clarification on the claim made by NSCN (IM) general secretary Th. Muivah that the agreement recognises Naga integration. The memorandum stated that it was quite contrary to the statement of Modi that assured the integrity of Manipur during his election campaign in ImphalRead More


State Open Football Tournament

Manipur Terriers FC Leimakhong thrashed SYC Sagang by 7-6 goals during sudden death after both team were locked with 2-2 goal in the 7th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial State Open Football Tournament 2017 played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. SYC Sagang had a great opening in the match with Emanuel getting the opening goal in the 11 minute and Thangboi bring up the second goal in 30 minute to dominate the game. However just before the first half whistle, RN Ngatangmi reduced the margin of Manipur Terriers in the 45Read More


Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament

Manipur Police Sports Club(B) beat X-Polo Club by 5-2 goals to sails into the final of the 27th Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament 2017 played at Mapal Kangjeibung. The policemen were unstopable throughout the game as they scored in every chukker to dictate term in the match as compared to its opponent, who made a late thrust but does little good for the team. Manipur Police rider T.Pradipkumar got the opening goal and latter Th.Kaoba consolidates to dictate 2 goals lead. Later T.Pradipkumar fetch one goal in the third chukkerRead More


DESAM imposes 17 hours general strike

Protesting against the allocation of the portfolio of parliamentary secretary (Minority and MOBC, commerce and industries) to Jiribam representative Ashab Uddin the Democratic Students’ Alliance Manipur (DESAM) has announced a 17 hours general strike which would begin at midnight tomorrow. Talking to the reporters in Imphal, the general secretary of the students’ alliance Namerirakpam Edison DESAM said assigning the portfolio to a non- indigenous person was quite unfortunate for the people of the state while student bodies have been trying to save the indigenous people of Manipur. “Our agitation isRead More


Biren government to strike against corruption

The new state government has decided to set up an anti corruption to receive information on corrupt elements in public service, for ensuring transparency and accountability in governance. It was a landmark decision aimed at transparency and accountability in all spheres of administration and for ensuring corruption free governance. The decision was resolved today by the state cabinet sitting chaired by chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, which was held at the chief minister secretariat, said a press statement of DIPR. In order to help the Government to ensure transparency andRead More


State Open Football Tournament

IWSC Khumbong edge out AKSA Kwakta by 5-4 goals during a penalty shootout in the 7th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial State Open Football Tournament 2017 played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. Both team had an evenly fought match but Khumbong team drew the first blood when Mahesh ruffles the net in the 18 minute for the lead. However Kwakta push up theirs tempo and got the equaliser when Boboi struck in the 25 minute to level 1-1 goals during regulation time, needing the match to be decided by shot fromRead More


Polo

K&MM Riding School drubbed Thangmeiband Youth Polo Club by 8-0 goals to move into the final of the 16th Governor’s Cup Women’s Polo Tournament 2017 played at Mapal Kangjeibung. With three teams in the meet, Imphal Riding Club got a bye and straight away booked a berth to the final. K&MM Riding School met little resistance from Thangmeiband team and the former strike at will with L.Thadoi shooting home the opening goal while I.Sangita got the second goal in the first chukker. In the second chukker, S.Sangita increased the tallyRead More


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