Manipur: Senapati declared first Open Defecation Free district in NE

March 29, 2018, 10:19 pm
Imphal(Manipur), Mar 29: Manipur’s Senapati district bordering Nagaland has been declared the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) district of the north-eastern state.
The Public Health Engineering department (PHED) minister Losii Dikho declared this during a function held at Senapati district headquarters, 60 km north of the state capital on March 27 an official sources said on March 28.

Manipur records highest number of HIV/AIDS in India

March 24, 2018, 5:53 pm
Kohima (Nagaland ) , Mar 24: With a prevalence rate of 0.76% among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has said.
A study, conducted between early 1999 and 2018, has found that the Manipur has the highest HIV prevalence rate among adults in the country at 1.06%, followed by Mizoram at 0.79%, NSACS Deputy Director Vezokholu Theyo said yesterday at a sensitization programme for mediapersons.

Strike in Manipur government offices enters Day 3

March 24, 2018, 4:58 pm
Imphal (Manipur), Mar 24 : Despite a warning by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to employees, the strike in government offices across Manipur continued for the third day on Saturday, paralysing work.
Singh had, on Friday night, asked employees to return to work by Monday, "failing which the government has to find other people to discharge their work".

Manipur : PM Modi inaugurates 105th Indian Science Congress

March 16, 2018, 12:55 pm
Imphal (Manipur) : Mar 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 105th Indian Science Congress at Manipur University on Friday.
He is also scheduled to lay down the foundation stones of different projects at Luwangpokpa Multi Sports Complex at Luwangshangbam and Mary Koms Boxing Academy in Imphal West district.

From Somdev to Chanu: Nine prominent personalities from NE conferred Padma Shri

January 27, 2018, 11:49 am
New Delhi , Feb, 27:  Nine prominent personalities, including an internationally acclaimed weightlifter, an author of adventure novels and a Gandhian, from the northeast were conferred the Padma Shri on the Republic Day.
Editor of Guwahati-based Assam Tribune, the most circulated English daily of the region, Prafulla Govinda Baruah, and educationist A Zakia from Mizoram were among the nine distinguished citizens who were honoured with the prestigious civilian award.

Manipur : Smuggled Gold bars worth Rs 94 lakh seized

January 8, 2018, 6:41 pm
Imphal (Manipur) : The  Assam Rifles stationed along  Imphal-Moreh section of Trans-Asia Highway seized 3.33 kg smuggled gold bars  worthRs 94 lakh seized  in  two separate incidents. 
According of official sources,  the troops posted in  Khudengthabi along NH-102 (Trans-Asia Highway no. 1) detected ten  gold biscuits weighting 1.666 kg worth around  Rs 47 lakh in the international  market as part of their routine check .
The gold biscuits were  hidden around “ankle knee brace” on both hands of the driver .

Manipur : One NSCN IM cadre injured in encounter, another arrested

December 21, 2017, 3:37 pm
Imphal(Manipur): One suspected cadre of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) was injured in an encounter with Assam Rifles troops in Noney district, police said today.
The encounter took place yesterday evening in between Sibilong and Sinam Village of Noney district, said a senior police officer.
One militant has been apprehended by the troops after the encounter.

Manipur : Life imprisonment for rape convict

December 20, 2017, 10:30 pm
Imphal (Manipur ); The Fast Track Court, Crime Against Women here  today awarded life term for the  rapist in 2014 Heingang rape case and 20 years for two for abetting the crime.
The court sentenced life imprisonment till his  death to 3o year od  Khuraijam Bungbung, , who was found guilty in the three year old rape case.
The court also awarded 20 years imprisonment to two others Nongthombam Bocha and Khuraijam Khamba Singh, for abetting the crime.

Manipur : Sexual contact is now the main cause of HIV /AIDS

December 6, 2017, 9:17 am
Imphal (Manipur ); Contrary to the earlier   popular belief  that HIV /AIDS used to spread among the drug  users , a recent survey  has shown that  sexual contact has now become  the primary cause of transmission  of HIV/AIDS virus in the state which is often dubbed as the AIDS capital of the country
The survey states ,while 15 percent is because of sharing of syringes the remaining 7 percent is attributed  to parent -to -child transmission.

Manipur : High intensity bomb blast in Imphal

December 5, 2017, 12:39 pm
Imphal ( Manipur ) : Rebels   exploded a remote-controlled bomb here on Monday in KoLaingam village near Nthoujam Lamkhai in Imphal West District. The powerful device however did not cause any damage and there was no report of any casualty.
Security Forces  have rushed to the spot  and  a major combing operation is on.
The incident comes  a day after the extension of the Distributed Areas Act for one year under  the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 .


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