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 dwellers should be stopped immediately. Necessary measures should be taken up to avoid destruction...

Thoibi Crafts Bazar Opens At Moirang

IMPHAL, Jan 23: The ten-day Thoibi Crafts Bazar organized by Citizen Welfare Association, Heingang has opened at Thoibi Shopping Complex, Moirang today. Kshetrigao A/C MLA Th Nandakishore, Manipur State Social Welfare Board Chairperson RK Nayansana and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Assistant Director T Rollee Vareishim were the chief guest, president and guest of honor of the opening function...

Congress Wins Manipur Civic Polls

IMPHAL, Jan 8: The ruling Congress won five of the eight municipal council seats and is leading in the nagar panchayats in the four valley districts of Manipur. Polling was held on January 3. The Congress won the municipal councils of Nambol and Moirang in Bishnupur district. Independents emerged as a majority in Bishnupur and Ningthoukhong municipal councils. The Congress won all the nine seats in...

31st Archives Week Celebration Begins

IMPHAL, Dec 28: The ’31st Archives Week Celebration cum Record Exhibition’ has been inaugurated by the Art and Culture Minister Ph Parijat at the Keishampat office complex of Manipur State Archives today. Former Minister Gangmumei Kamei and Director (Art & Culture) K Sobita Devi graced the inaugural program of the four day event as president and guest of honor respectively. As chief...

‘There’s Nothing You Didn’t Get From Loktak’

A local fishing for the elusive catch in Manipur's Loktak Lake, where both fish and vegetation have dwindled You would never come back from Loktak Lake empty-handed in times past, people say. Manipur’s freshwater lake provided fish, fuel, fodder, thatching material, medicinal plants and raw material for handicrafts. Today, both fish and vegetation have dwindled, and with it an important source...