Manipur sacks 82 officers

Manipur sacks 82 officers

They were appointed two years ago, but after a Supreme Court verdict, some 82 government employees are jobless. The Manipur government has terminated services of its 82 officers after a court order on pleas alleging irregularities in the state civil services examination conducted in 2016, according to an official order. Their appointment letters issued on […]

Manipur to host UN International Conference on HIV etc.

Manipur to host UN International Conference on HIV etc.

IMPHAL : Manipur will host the United Nations International Conference to discuss issues related to drug and substance abuse and HIV/AIDS on September 30-October 1, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla announced on Sunday. She made an announcement while speaking at the 13th foundation day celebrations of the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) in Imphal. Delegates […]

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

On this world music day, let’s take a look at musical instruments that are slowly becoming silent, drowned our by the cacophony of the electronic sound.  In an age dominated by electronic sounds and techno-based music, the charm of musical instruments is fast losing ground as they slip into oblivion. Pena: chordophone! Also known as […]

Last electrified village Leisang still in the dark

Last electrified village Leisang still in the dark

As our country is in election mode, political leaders are leaving no stone unturned to win the election, their promises are big and high but they rarely address the issues that actually affect millions of people. A small village Leisang in the north-eastern state of Manipur made global news last year when it became the […]

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

All of a sudden, Muslims seem to be on the receiving end of violent attacks in Manipur. Suddenly, issues that were never there such as ‘cow protection,’ ‘cattle stealing’, and ‘beef eating’ have begun cropping up in this North eastern state. Ever since the BJP came to power, a large section of the locals believe […]

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

IMPHAL, Sept 21 – Mobile Internet services are suspended in Manipur, even as University politics take centre stage in this northeastern state. Manipur police conducted a search in Manipur University campus at Canchipur near here in the wee hours of Friday and arrested around 70-80 students. Some faculty members of the University were also picked […]

Manipur House pays tribute to Mentor Keishing

Manipur House pays tribute to Mentor Keishing

Imphal: Manipur Assembly plegded, in memory of the late Rishang Keishing, to work for harmony between the people of the hills and the valleys.  Recalling Congress leader Rishang Keishing’s “relentless efforts” to unite Manipur’s communities, members of the Assembly, cutting across party lines, on Wednesday pledged to maintain communal harmony in the state. The Assembly, […]

Mr Manipur, Mr India, Mr South Asia: HIV positive!

Mr Manipur, Mr India, Mr South Asia: HIV positive!

Down in the dumps after he realized he was HIV positive, this man rebuilt his life to become a celebrity in his village and state, no thanks to the Indian government or National AIDS Control Organisation. Born in a village three kilometres away from Imphal, the state capital, K Pradipkumar Singh was one among many […]

Manipur: ‘If you celebrate Christmas, we’ll burn down your Church’

Manipur: ‘If you celebrate Christmas, we’ll burn down your Church’

Manipur: Who is inflaming Hindu Manipuris against Christians under the guise of Naga-Manipuri clashes? How is it that Christians, who  have never been attacked in this northeastern state, are suddenly facing mobs trying to desecrate their churches? Christians in Manipur, north-east India, have been warned off celebrating Christmas, according to a report by  World Watch […]

No helmet, no fuel in Manipur

No helmet, no fuel in Manipur

Imphal : Under the Manipur government’s ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule, petrol pumps were strictly advised to not give fuel to drivers without helmets. Cracking the whip on those who do not obey the rule to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers, Manipur government on August 16 last announced introduction of ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule […]

World’s longest hunger strike ends

World’s longest hunger strike ends

Manipur’s Satyagrahi,  activist Irom Sharmila Chanu finally ends her hunger strike against a controversial law after 16 years, today (August 9). She has been on a fast since November, 2000 as a mark of protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958) which gives soldiers the power to arrest without warrants and even shoot […]

Kangchingba: Manipuri Fest of Lord Krishna

Kangchingba: Manipuri Fest of Lord Krishna

Rath-Yatra or Kangchingba is a festival of Meitei Hindus. The idols of Shri Jaganatha (lord Krishna), Shri Balarama and Shri Subhadra ( the replicas of the Lord Jagannatha, His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra of Puri, Orissa) are paraded in public. This festival always falls on the second day of Engel-Tha (June-July) per Meitei Calender […]