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03.12.2018, 9:35 PM

With an effort to empower women from Northeast, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has decided to support Northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those in younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.

The decision was taken following a meeting between DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and the newly-appointed member of the three-member National Commission for Women, Soso Shaiza.

“There was a huge scope for raising the levels of education among the women living in remote and rural areas, and also to impart skill training to make them self – reliant,” a government official said.

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01.12.2018, 10:57 AM

Manipur Government has projected a possible revenue deficit constituting a major additional financial liability in pre-devolution period on account of the 7th Finance Commission implementation, said N.K Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission.

“On the 7th Pay Commission the government did mentioned that the 7th central pay constitutes a major additional financial liability and making projections with regards to the pattern of expenditure and particularly in terms of revenue expenditure. They have factored that the liability on account of the 7th Finance Commission in making a projection for the likely revenue deficit in the pre-devolution period, said N.K Singh.

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01.12.2018, 10:56 AM

Well-armed miscreants suspected to be Kuki militants allegedly kidnapped three employees of Shivalaya Construction Co Private Limited who were engaged in construction works of National Highway 2 (Tendongyang to North AOC) from their work site located at Sekmai Khwairakpam Kusong on the evening of November 29.

Following a complaint regarding the incident, a team of Imphal West police has launched a search operation in and around the surrounding areas of Sekmai river and the hills in the eastern side of Sekmai from yesterday evening. So far, the police team has been unable to trace the whereabouts of the victims.  

Due to last night’s incident and resulting fear, some of the labourers have left the work site and returned back to their native states.

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01.12.2018, 10:56 AM

The 10-day annual Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 organised by the State Government with a vision to promote tourism sector in the State came to an end with a function held at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT) today.

Governor, Dr. Najma Heptulla and chief minister, N. Biren Singh attended the closing function as the chief guest and president respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Heptulla said that tourism is considered the fastest growing sector in today’s development scenario anywhere in the world. Stating that tourism has become the economic lifeline of many countries without abundant natural resources, she opined that it has successfully transformed the economic landscape of these countries and helped in maintaining a vibrant economy. Tourism in the State also deserves due attention, she said while adding that tourism infrastructure such as accommodation, road and transport are prerequisites for attracting the tourists and these need to be engaged on priority particularly in the hill districts.

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01.12.2018, 10:55 AM

“Detention of Kishorchandra under the draconian act, National Security Act (NSA) for using abusive language in social media is a total violation of human rights and misuse of power by authorities,” said E. Ranjita, wife of Kishorchandra.

Condemning the detention of ISTV former staff, Kishorchandra under NSA, locals of Keishamthong along with family members of Kishorchandra today staged a sit-in protest at Keishamthong.

Kishorchandra was arrested from his house on November 26, the next day after he was released on bail by the court for posting a video recording in which he abused the stance of chief minister, N. Biren regarding a function organised in commemoration of the Rani of Jhansi linking her with the freedom movement of Manipur.

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01.12.2018, 10:54 AM

UKHRUL | Nov 30

The newly constructed women market complex at Phungreitang, Ukhrul was inaugurated by chief minister, N. Biren Singh on April 24; however, seven months after inauguration, the women vendors are yet to get allocation of spaces or stalls at the said complex.

The women vendors are all set to move into the newly completed women market complex on December 10, unless the authority concerned comes out with a definite solution.

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