April, 2017


Storm blows away River Bank Fest

Strong storm of last night had blown off the River Bank Festival on the first day compelling to cancel the second day of the festival. The heavy rainstorm occurred in the midnight had shattered the stage of the musical festival while the concert was going on. The few stalls opened at the concert ground premise were also destroyed. Following the total destruction the organisers had no option, but to cancel the second day of the festival. The festival was jointly organised by Leipung Wah Entertainment and Nongmaishang as its fourthRead More

Sangai Trophy Veteran Football Tournament

Veteran Sports Association Imphal(A) thrashed VSA Sora by 4-1 goals in the 1st Sangai Trophy Veteran Football Tournament 2017 played at Pamyal Ground, Patsoi. Veteran Sports got the early breakthrough in the 4 minute when Md.Azad got the opening goal for the lead in the first half. Later S.Gandhi consolidated for Veteran Sports team in the 31 minute to post 2-0 goals. The VSA Sora seems to regain theirs composure when Md.Iqbal struck his team opening goal in the 36 minute but that turned out to be theirs last asRead More

U-19 cricketers

The Manipur Cricket Association has informed that four U-19 cricketers have been selected to attend the Under 19 National Camp 2017 at Agartala from May 8-28. The selected four player are Ng.Johnson Singh, Rk.Rex Singh, Sandeep Chakravorty and Alfred Hmar, based on theirs earlier performances by a panel from the All India Junior Selection Committee meeting held at NCA, Bangalore on April 22 last. This is the first instance of Manipur cricketers being selected for National Camp after Manipur Cricket Association gained full membership this year after nineteen year ofRead More

Attack at oil tankers injures three

Attack at two diesel oil tankers and a petrol tanker has injured three drivers along National Highway-2 in between Changoubung and Kangpokpi. The incident took place at around 5: 40 this morning while the tankers were heading towards Imphal. Raju Karki, driver of a diesel tanker bearing MN-03-0911 got bullet injury at his arm and 6-7 rounds of bullets hit the vehicle. The other diesel tanker that was hit by bullets bore the registration number AS-01-DD-4718 and the petrol tanker bore the registration number MN-01-8327. The drivers were T.B SinghRead More

Ambush kills two

Two local labourers engaged with BRO/GREF were killed in an ambush at a water tanker by a heavily armed group in between Khenman village in Myanmar and Behiang in India along the Indo-Myanmar border, yesterday. The driver of the water tanker identified as Lallianmang, 40 of Behiang and his helper identified as Ginlam Khaute, 50 died instantly on the spot. There are no official words on who the attackers are but several CSOs have swiftly condemned the incident. CSOs from Behiang area and from Singngat sub-divisional managed to enter theRead More


Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industries Thongam Biswajit Singh drew the attention of the union minister of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra for taking up more schemes and projects under the ministry in Manipur so that unemployment problem in the state could be solved. Biswajit was at the meeting of ministers and principal secretaries (MSME/Khadi/Coir) of all states and union territories under the chairmanship of Kalraj Mishra, union minister for MSME, government of India, held in New Delhi, on friday. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, minister of state forRead More

River Bank Music Festival underway

Two days River Bank Music Festival, 2017 is underway propagating the message to together endeavour save the rivers flowing through Imphal from degradation. The encouraging event is jointly organised by organised Leipung Wah Entertainment and Nongmaishang as its fourth edition of its campaign to stop contamination of rivers in the state at Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai in Imphal East district near by the river bank of Imphal Turel. Tapta, Sori Senjam, Kennedy Khuman Sampaa, ReCycle, Nongyai Hee, The Cajon Diaries, Echil Enao, Pendulum Swing, Sanahidak are the performers at their bestRead More

2nd Division League

Neroca FC blanked Kenkre Sports, Mumbai by 2-0 goals in the final round of 2nd Division League 2016-17 played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. Making theirs fifth appearance in the league, Neroca FC had an easy game as they dominated the entire duration of the match with elan except for a brief moment in the second half as Kenkre Sports tried to lift theirs game but without much gain. Neroca FC forward Felix Odili Chidi taps home an easy goal in the 30 minute for the lead and later Ksh.MalemnganbaRead More

Four more Congress MLAs join BJP

Four more Congress MLAs Ngamthang Haokip, S. Bira, Surchandra and Lukhoi have fomally joined BJP which is in power in the state as well as at the centre after MLA Ginsuanhau Zou of Singhat assembly constituency joined BJP on April 17. Ngamthang Haokip won from Saitu assembly constituency AC, Sanasam Bira Singh from Kumbi AC, Yengkhom Surchandra Singh from Kakching AC and Oinam Lukhoi Singh won from Wangoi AC on congress tickets in the recent state assembly election held in March. The four Congress MLAs were felicitated at BJP ManipurRead More

Sangai Trophy Veteran Football Tournament

FC Imphal beat ALYFA Yairipok by 3-2 goals in the 1st Sangai Trophy Veteran Football Tournament 2017 which resumed at Pamyal Ground, Patsoi. Both team were even in the first half with a scoreline of 1-1 goals. FC Imphal struck in the 12 minute of play when L.Surchandra Singh netted home for the lead. But AYMFA Yairipok fetch the equaliser in the 27 minute when W.Tomba Singh to level 1-1 goals. The second half belong to FC Imphal when Bishorjit Singh gave the lead in the 43 minute to dictateRead More


A high-power committee led by minister of irrigation and flood control department (IFCD) Letpao Haokip will soon be set up to settle the grievances of the Mapithel dam-affected people. The decision was made today after a meeting between IFC officials and a large delegation of Mapithel Dam affected villagers chaired by Letpao Haokip at the Conference Hall of Manipur Secretariat in the presence of parliamentary secretary (PHED) and MLA of Phungyar AC, Leishiyo Keishing. After a patient hearing to the grievances put forth by the affected village chiefs, Letpao HaokipRead More

Warning to stop alcohol and drug business

Joint Action Committee against Drugs and Alcohol formed by five local organisations has given an ultimatum to the vendors of drugs and alcohols to stop selling intoxicants in and around the Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai from April 30. The action committee in its press statement released today stated that the youth in the locality who are supposed to be the future pillars of the society are drowned in the sea of drug and alcohol. While at the same time housewives suffers ill-treatment by their drunken husbands. In order to saveRead More

Mass appeal to punish rapists immediately

A mass rally spearheaded by the Core Committee formed by various civil society organisations against April 14 Faknung gang rape of two school students by seven persons was witnessed in Imphal today. The rally raised slogans to give quick justice against the gang rape and give befitting punishment to the rapists. The rally was set off from Khunthok Hanbi Ima Ibemma Sanglen Complex, Thangmeiband passes through Khoyathong, North AOC, Dewlaland, Dingku Road and turned back after reaching Khurai Lamlong. After the rally a gathering was held at Khunthok Hanbi complex.Read More

2nd Division League

Neroca FC will take on Kenkre Sports, Mumbai in the final round of the AIFF 2nd Division League 2016-17 to be played at the former home turf at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Saturday. Neroca FC currently occupies the top spot with 8 point after fourth round in the league.Taking the second spot is Southern Samity Kolkata with 7 point while Kenkre Sports, Mumbai with 5 point, Fateh Hyderabad with 5 point, Delhi United with 4 point and Lonestar Kashmir with 2 point. Taekwondo: The All Manipur Taekwondo Association hasRead More

State sanctions Rs. 185 crore for Knagpokpi

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today announced sanction of Rs. 185 crores for the development of Kangpokpi as he inaugurated District Information Office and District Social Welfare Office at Kangpokpi. The chief minister said a district hospital will be opened soon at Kangpokpi, a tribal Ima market will be launched for which Rs. 10 crore has been sanctioned out of Rs. 150 crores sanctioned to construct tribal markets in the state . Rs. 1.5 crore has also been sanctioned to construct a Sadbhavana Mandap. An ITI worth Rs. 9.5 croreRead More

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