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Manipur Police Department has sent a proposal for handing over the Akoijam Nonganba alias Aging murder case to the National Investigation Agency, NIA. Accordingly, the Home Department, Government of Manipur has recommended the proposal and sent a proposal to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for handing over the case to the NIA.

It may be mentioned that Akoijam Nonganba alias Aging,  son of Former Minister, Late AK Pilot Langam, from Kwakeithel Konjeng Awang Leikai was found dead under suspicious circumstances on February 12 at Changoubung area under Kangpokpi Police Station, after he went out with his alleged girlfriend Thokchom Sonia, hailing from Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai.

Kangpokpi Police station had registered a case regarding the death of Nonganba, following which, the police had arrested Thokchom Sonia and Self-Styled Deputy Kilonser of NSCN-IM, Moses Gonmei, for their alleged involvement in the murder case. But the main accused in the murder case, who is identified as Self-Styled Kilonser of NSCM-IM, Stephen, is still at large.  

Nonganba's body is still lying in the RIMS Morgue. JAC formed against the brutal killing of AK Nonganba and his family members have refused to claim his body, demanding Stephen's arrest and justice.

Police raided houses suspected of selling drugs in Kshetrigao today. A joint team of Imphal East District Police and volunteers of YADA led by Imphal East Additional SP (Operations) Kh. Herojit carried out a drug raid on two houses at different locations in Kshetrigao at 10:30AM.

Police searched the residence of one Wahid in Kshetrigao and confirmed two drug users who had come to buy drugs. When the police team knocked at the door of the house, the occupants reportedly didn't open the door immediately, but took nearly five minutes to open it. The team also verified locals who were earlier arrested for drug dealing but no arrests nor drug seizures were made during the raid.

Imphal East District Police seeks co-operation from the public in uprooting the drug-menace from the state and urges the public to report if anyone has been found smuggling drugs. Imphal East Police plans similar anti-drug raids in other parts of the district.

Manipur joins nation in celebrating 5th Poshan Pakhwada 2023

Manipur joined the nationwide celebration of the fifth Poshan Pakhwada 2023 under Poshan Abhiyan today with various activities. The celebration of Poshan Pakhwada under the Ministry of Women and Child Development will continue till April 3. Every year, Poshan Pakhwada is celebrated in the month of March for 15 days. Similarly, the month of September is celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah, across the country.

Director of Social Welfare Department, Ng. Uttam launched Poshan Pakhwada 2023 in the complex of the department at North AOC. Speaking on the sidelines, Director Ng. Uttam said the mission aimed to fight malnutrition among children in India. The theme of this year’s Poshan Pakhwada 2023 is “Nutrition for All: Together Towards a Healthy India”. With the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, Ng. Uttam stressed the nutritional benefits of consuming climate-resilient millet crops, locally known as chanal. He said millets are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium and other minerals and that consumption of millets can help in fighting anaemia among young girls and women.

Anganwadi workers, staff and officials of the department took part in a short-distance rally held on the occasion.

Bishnupur Police team has recovered two more Bolero vehicles stolen from different locations in the Imphal area. The team recovered the vehicles  upon disclosure by two accused persons earlier arrested in connection with a vehicle theft case (FIR no 8(3)2023 BPR PS u/s 379/34 IPC).

The accused persons are 37-Year-Old T Lunkhomang Haokip, son of T Thangzangam Haokip of New Boljang, Chrachandpur and 35 year-old K Seithanglein, son of K. Seilenthang of D. Leikot village, Chrachandpur, currently residing at Khamenlok village in senapati. They had been formally arrested in connection with another FIR case at Lamshang Police Station.

The police team was led by OC Bishnupur Police Station, Inspector K. Dineshkumar, under the supervision of Additional SP Operations Roni Mayengbam and Additional SP (Law and Order) Satyaam Takellambam and the overall guidance of Bishnupur SP N Herojit Meetei.

A total of three Bolero vehicles have been recovered in connection with the case so far.

Manipur CM N. Biren flags off a team of NIT Manipur to Madhya Pradesh as a part of Yuva Sangam under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren flagged off a team from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur visiting Madhya Pradesh as a part of Yuva Sangam under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, from the Western Gate of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The team comprises 30 students, including 12 girls and 5 officials of NIT. They will visit tourist places of Madhya Pradesh, acquire knowledge of the development and technological advancement of the state. The visit from March 20 to 26 is expected to facilitate cultural exchange among the youths of Manipur and Madhya Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren said Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated "Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat" to connect youths across the country and make them closer to one another under the "One India" mission. He encouraged the team to convey a positive message about Manipur to the people of Madhya Pradesh they interact with. N. Biren also advised the team to be well disciplined during their visit so as to create a good image, adding that each small thing is important in life. Maintaining that the state had gone through developmental changes in various fields, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that the NIT team would have many things to talk about the state.

Taking part in the event, Education Minister Th. Basantakumar advised the team to give a positive presentation on the developments achieved in the state. He reminded them that they are not only representing the NIT, but also Manipur and other North East states. He urged the team to motivate the people of Madhya Pradesh to visit Manipur, by highlighting various tourist spots developed in the state. Director of NIT Manipur Professor Gautam Sutradhar, Registrar Professor Khumukcham Tomba and other officials of NIT attended the flag off programme.

Sugnu MLA K. Ranjit inspected the construction of various water supply schemes under the Jal Jeevan Mission in Sugnu Assembly Constituency today in the wake of acute water scarcity facing the state.

The local MLA took stock of the ongoing construction of water supply schemes at Kakching Khunou, Wangoo, Chairel, Pangaltabi, Tangjeng, Korshantabi, Sugnu and Serou. He also checked the condition of water pipelines in these schemes. He was accompanied by the Executive Engineer of Public Health Engineering Department, Suren, and officials of the company assigned for construction of these water supply schemes.

MLA K. Ranjit pointed out that the Wangoo Tampha Lairembi Water Supply Scheme constructed under the Jal Jivan Mission is unable to supply water to the people of Sandangkhong, Kashartabi and Pungjaomakhong. He instructed the PHED Executive Engineer to complete fixing water pipelines at Pungjaomakhong and also to check the pipelines laid at Sandangkhong and Kashartabi. The EE assured that he would do the needful.

MLA Ranjit also assured the locals that repair of the 18 kilometre stretch of the road connecting Ithai with Sugnu Thongkhong will be completed soon and that a community hall will be constructed at Sandangkhong utilizing the MLA local area Development Fund for the financial year 2023-24.

Manipuri Designer Robert Naorem to represent India at 3rd International Thai Silk Fashion Week 2022


Renowned Manipuri fashion designer Robert Naorem has been selected to represent India at the 3rd International Thai Silk Fashion Week 2022. The Association of Thai Silk & Culture Promotions, Bangkok will organise the event in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand from December 1 to 5.

Robert Naorem has received an invitation from the Indian Embassy in Thailand for the Fashion Week to be participated by as many as 48 countries. He will be designing attires made out of Indian Silk Fabric and Thai Silk Fabric to be sent by the Thailand Government for the event. The designs will then be exhibited in a museum.

Robert Naorem is pleased to represent Manipur and the country at the international event. He called upon fellow designers from Manipur to strive ahead to represent the state in the global platform.

Combined team seizes brown sugar worth around 4 Crore 68 Lakh Rupees on international market near Indo-Myanmar Friendship Iron Bridge

A combined team of Moreh Commando Unit and 5th Assam Riffles seized brown sugar worth around 4 Crore 68 Lakh Rupees on an international market near the Indo-Myanmar Friendship Iron Bridge today in the wee hours.

Impact News sources said the combined team was on a regular patrol near the Indo-Myanmar Friendship Iron Bridge of Indo-Myanmar Border Pillar No. 77 at around 2.15 AM today. The team came across two men coming in a suspicious manner with two big sacks from the Myanmar side. Upon being asked to stop for checking, the duo fled from the scene, leaving behind the sacks.

The combined force found 195 soap cases containing suspicious brown sugar, altogether weighing 8 Kg and 300 grams inside the two sacks. Seized drugs have been handed over to Moreh Police Station for necessary action.

Mass awareness rally by Social Welfare Department calls for safe childhood


Children of Manipur demand a safe childhood. The Social Welfare Department, Government of Manipur organised a mass awareness rally against sexual violence of children today. Students of various schools, inmates of Child Care Institutions under the Department, members and volunteers of Associations and NGOs working for the welfare of children took part in the rally holding various placards, some of which read "Stop Child Abuse", "Let the Child be Safe, Free and Alive", "Save Soul Save Child", "Children Aren’t Toys" etc.


Flagging off the rally held on ​"Save The Children: Save The Children" theme from the Western Gate of DM College, Additional Chief Secretary of Social Welfare Department P.Vaiphei expressed apprehension over the rising cases of violence against women and children in recent years in spite of the existing stringent laws against perpetrators. He said that abuse of internet and mobile phones is one of the reasons for the rise in such crimes. He added that child sexual abusers are mostly found to be acquaintances rather than complete strangers. Asserting that abused children suffer from deep mental agony, P. Vaiphei appealed for concerted efforts to stop the barbaric acts of abusing children. He urged the public to let children experience a happy and fulfilling childhood and not traumas.


Social Welfare Department Director Ng. Uttam and Department officials took part in the rally which passed through Imphal City, calling to protect children. It may be mentioned that there are over 150 cases related to the POCSO Act in Manipur since last year till date. 

Over 200 acres of paddy fields develop cracks as drought hits Loitang Chaprou and Ngakra paddy fields in Sekmai Constituency

Farmers of Loitang Chaprou and Ngakra paddy fields in Sekmai constituency are wary over the prevailing dry condition of paddy fields, as cracks are visible in over 200 acres of paddyland. Drawing the attention of relevant departments for help, farmers expressed worry over a possible low yield of rice grains this year.

Speaking to journalists today, Secretary of Lourok Committee Loitang Khunou Kharibam Ingoba said most of the farmers do not own paddyland, hence they cultivate for paddy land owners. He said farmers are also facing the added pressure of giving back the agreed share of rice grains to the land owners. He said the relevant departments could have built an irrigation dam at Sahi Lok, located behind Chirang village, as this could facilitate irrigation of paddy fields at Senjam Chirang, Phumlou, Khurkhul, Koutruk, Loitang, Leikingthabi, Loitang Khunou and Loitang Khullen. Ingoba also said that the relevant departments’ efforts to pump water have failed in the area as the pumps had been stationed at inappropriate spots.

Highlighting the plights facing the farmers who have thrown their hands in the air over the situation, he appealed to the government and the relevant departments to inspect the situation and take necessary measures to help the distressed farmers.

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