The main purpose of Sambit Patra’s visit is to discuss issues pertaining to the appointment of BJP Manipur Pradesh president, the post which has been lying vacant since the death of Prof. S Tikendra Singh due to Covid-19 complication on May 13.
Terming the development as alarming, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said the new variant had been a major cause of rapid spread of Covid-19 in the state.
The decision was taken after thorough deliberation and consultation with the stakeholders and local educationalists and experts, Education Minister S Rajen Singh said.
Manipur Congress chief Konthoujam said, “The CM was asking what the previous Congress governments had done for the state. Wasn't he a Cabinet minister in the Ibobi Singh govt?”
After the successful run of pineapple export in the previous years, airlifting of fresh organic pineapples grown in different parts of Manipur has begun for the current year on Sunday, said Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), a government undertaking.
The NSCN-IM asserted that Karbi Anglong, erstwhile known as Rengma Hills, is the victim of aggressive influx of outsiders for vested interests.
The PIB clarified that based on specific intelligence, security forces had launched an operation on Friday to nab the secretary of Kuki Revolutionary Army along with 3-4 cadres in Kangpokpi.
According to villagers of Chalwa, the major of the 44 AR post along with three of his jawans came to the Chalwa in civies late Friday night to carry out an operation.
The delegation was led by CLP Leader and former Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh. He was accompanied by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee President K. Govindas, AICC CWC Regular Member Gaikhangam and MLA K. Meghachandra.
The state has advised sitting MLAs of all 60 seats to set up community isolation centres in their respective constituencies for accommodating Covid-19 patients.
The Chief Minister said that under the scheme, the state would provide financial assistance of Rs 3500 per month to children who lost their parents due to Covid and are now staying with their extended family members or guardians.
The districts under curfew are Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul.
The development comes in the wake of reports of allegations that private hospitals are charging exorbitant rates for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
An order issued by the district administration stated that the ban was necessitated in the interest of the general public.
The announcement was made during his visit to the three hill districts of Manipur - Ukhrul, Senapati and Tamenglong - to take stock of Covid-19 situation.
Irom Maipak, the only national award-winning cinematographer of Manipur, was also the founder president of the All Manipur Cinematographers’ Association.
In July last year, a sedition case was filed against Erendro over a Facebook comment on a picture of Sanajaoba Leishemba, then newly elected Rajya Sabha MP, greeting Home Minister Amit Shah.
The directive was issued by the HC after N Kumarjit, Advocate General (AG) of Manipur, informed the court that the state has no machinery in place to monitor how oxygen supplies made to hospitals are being utilised.
As a result, the JNIMS laboratory, one of the main testing facilities in the state, apparently stopped conducting Covid-19 tests.
The duo was arrested Thursday. Both the accused had said after Singh’s death that cow urine and dung were not cures for Covid-19.
In the districts, vegetables vendors and one out of three grocery stores will be allowed to operate on May 20, 23 and 26 from 7am to 10 am, subject to safety guidelines.
The Chief Minister said all these cylinders would be returned to the owners after the pandemic is over.
The court asked the state government to ensure pharmacies have adequate stocks and sufficient number of shops are kept open in each and every market area so that people from one area do not have to travel to buy their supplies.
The Manipur home department said the complete closure of certain critical services was hampering government work and causing undue hardship to the public.
The scheme will benefit all ration card holders who will get additional 5 kilograms of rise over and above the normal NFSA allocation.