Four Districts Begin To Reap Fruits Of Development Seminar

IMPHAL, May 22: With most of the recommendations adopted during the development seminars organized jointly by Ministries of  Home Affairs and DoNER in four districts of the State namely Bishnupur, Imphal East, Ukhrul and Senapati, being implemented, people have started reaping its benefits. In the development seminars conducted during 2009 and 2010, and participated by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai...

Migratory Birds Skip Shirui

(Files) The Shirui hill range and (inset) Siri migratory bird. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 14: Excessive poaching by villagers settled in the Shirui Hill range in Ukhrul district has been cited as the main reason for the decline in the number of migratory birds from Siberia that flock to the hill range to feed on seeds of a flower-bearing tree (Leihao). Informing that a tiny Siberian migratory...

Nambul River Fills Loktak With Tragedy

IMPHAL, May 6: Loktak Lake and Nambul river of Manipur have a close link which could never be overlooked, and the people residing along the bank of Nambul, which flows into Loktak, have a great responsibility in keeping the largest fresh water lake in the North Eastern region neat and clean. But it has always been otherwise. On the other hand, Nambul River has been the only source of water for many...

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 Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, Additional Chief Secretary in charge of Forest &...

BRIEF NEWS: May 04, 2011

Rickshaw Pullers Decry Govt Action IMPHAL, May 3 : Whereas entry and parking of all kinds of rickshaws in Thangal Bazar have been prohibited from today, the  All Manipur Rickshaw Drivers and Pullers Welfare Association have decried the same initiative of the Government contending that an alternative parking site be arranged first. Earlier different spots of Thangal Bazar like Sani Mandir area, PC...

Save Loktak Campaign: An Illogical Song

Riverine civilization, that is Manipur, evolved through the art of dredging the waterbeds, from time to time, periodically in a more emphatic sense, since ancient times. Apart from dredging, the demanding job also included digging of new water channels and joining of streams and rivers for human consumption and irrigation, and finally, changing the course of streams and rivers away from human habitats...

Tourism Is Manipur’s Future: Haokip

Tourism Minister TN Haokip at the inauguration of the Youth Fest. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 30: The future of Manipur rests on tourism industry, asserted Tourism Minister TN Haokip while appealing to all concerned not to pose any hindrance to all activities taken up for development of tourism industry in the State. The Tourism Minister was speaking as chief guest at the opening function...

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 Ibudhou Khuman Pokpa community hall at Karang today and adopted various resolutions pertaining to protection...

BRIEF NEWS: April 25, 2011

Clarification IMPHAL, Apr 24: Apropos to the news item under the caption, ‘Tamenglong Court inauguration,’ which appeared in the April 24 issue of this paper, it is hereby clarified that the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court and his entourage stopped at Noney for a tea break and to refresh themselves after the long journey, which was hosted by the district administration and not as published....

CM Commissions Watermaster Classic III

IMPHAL, Apr 19: An ultra modern multipurpose machinery which can be operated both on land and water was formally commissioned today at Takmu by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi. The machinery known as Watermaster Classic III was purchased from Finland based company Aquamec Limited at the cost of Rs 3.5 crores for cleaning and dredging Loktak Lake. After commissioning the machinery, Chief Minister O Ibobi...

Press Release: Puducherry Chapter Of The Save Loktak Lake Campaign Concluded

PRESS RELEASE Puducherry [16th April 2011] NECEER Puducherry Chapter of the Save Loktak Lake Campaign concluded Save Loktak Lake Campaign at Pondicherry Rock Beach Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign, Puducherry chapter ended today successfully. The city chapter ended with a signature campaign at Pondicherry Rock Beach at 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. today. As a part of NECEER’s Worldwide save Loktak lake...

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, Principal Secretary of Public Health Engineering Department W L Hangsing has assured that in event...

7 Manipur Fish Species Declared Endangered

IMPHAL, April 2 – Global environmental network International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed 15 fish species including seven from Manipur as ‘Endangered’ freshwater fish species. This was stated in their recently released Red list of threatened species report on the status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Eastern Himalaya which covers the entire NE States and...