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State To Consult Experts For Protecting Keibul Lamjao

IMPHAL, Jun 18: Taking note of the expert opinion on the threat posed to the natural habitat of brow-antlered deer, Sangai from rampant growth of a type of grass known as Para Grass in Keibul Lamjao National Park, Department of Forest & Environment, Government of Manipur has decided to rope in the... 

Workshop On Forest Management, Importance Of Public Co-Operation Stressed

IMPHAL, May 6: A State level workshop on ‘Institutionalization of sustainable management of natural forests: criteria and indicator approach’ was held at the main conference hall of Forest Headquarters at Sanjenthong here today. Organized jointly by Forest Department, Government of Manipur and Indian... 

Fishermen Rolls Up Sleeves To Defy Act

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Contending that the provisions of Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006 is a direct challenge to their rights, fishermen who depend on Loktak Lake for livelihood have threatened to launch intense agitation if the said Act is not abolished. A joint meeting of the fishermen held at... 

State Finally Wakes Up To Climate Change, On Paper! Action Plan On Climate Change Drafted

IMPHAL, Apr 13: Along with drafting of an Action Plan on Climate Change, the State Government has geared up to combat the challenges posed by climate change in Manipur through eight missions. On the other hand, predicting acute shortage of water in Manipur as an impact of climate change in the years,... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 29, 2011

Inferno that broke out in North AOC. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. Devastating fire at North AOC wreaks havoc IMPHAL, Mar 28: At least 10 kiosks were razed into cinders in a fire that broke out at North AOC this evening. According to information received from Manipur Fire Service, the fire broke out at... 

Alien Plant Species Found In Manipur

IMPHAL, Mar 26: As a result of the global climatic change which became very grave in the last two decades, a number of unknown plants of alien species have been discovered in Manipur. On the other hand, researchers have an apprehension that rice productivity of Manipur would fall by 40 per cent by 2085. Meanwhile,... 

Poacher Fined Under WLPA, 1972

IMPHAL, Mar 14: In the first ever conviction under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 in Manipur,  a man, who was found loitering inside the Keibul Lamjao National Park with gun, has been fined Rs 5,000 and remanded to police custody for 6 days. The license of the gun being carried by the man has also... 

Amend Loktak Act: BJP

IMPHAL, Mar 13: BJP vice-president and ex-MLA Salam Ibohal has demanded that the Loktak Lake Protection Act 2006 should be amended within the ongoing Assembly session. Speaking to media persons at BJP office today, Salam Ibohal who is also the spokesperson of BJP State unit said that eviction of phumdi... 

Thanga Locals Raise Voice Against Loktak Act

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Raising strong voice against the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006, locals of Thanga Khunjao today set aflame of copies of the Act apart from taking out a protest rally. It may be mentioned that the State Government has taken up various measures, including displacement and rehabilitation... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 22, 2011

AITUC Stir IMPHAL, Feb 21: Around 300 delegates from Manipur will participate in the proposed March to Parliament to be launched under the aegis of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) against rising inflation and corruption on February 23 at New Delhi. Informing this during a press conference at Irabot... 

Commandos To Get More Lethal Weapons

A model of MP5A3 Series which will be provided to the commandos. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 19: In a major improvement to its arsenal, Manipur Police Commandos would be equipped with deadly sub-machine guns of MP5A3 series which are being used by US troops in urban warfare. MP5A3 series... 

Decaying Vegetable Matter Threatens Manipur`s Loktak Lake

Phumdi barrier at Loktak Lake. Image Credit: indiawaterportal.org IMPHAL, Feb 18: Known as the only floating lake in the world, Manipur`s Loktak lake is facing a threat due to the huge decaying vegetable matter floating on the water. The unique fresh water lake faced a threat to its existence due to... 

Expert Rings Phumdi Alarm For Loktak

The proliferation of phumdis have led to reduced water holding capacity, deterioration of water quality, interference in navigation, declined power generation capacity and fallen overall aesthetic value of the lake. SHILLONG, Feb. 2: The world’s only floating sanctuary on the Loktak Lake in Manipur...