Instances of beneficiaries refusing to accept rice when agents allegedly tried to distribute in lesser quantities cropped up in almost all districts of Manipur. Several beneficiaries from different districts have urged the authorities concerned to look into the alleged irregularities in the distribution of rice.
The Sikh Society of Manipur under the aegis of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Imphal in association with the Khalsa Aid International has launched an initiative to help needy patients with supply of oxygen concentrators.
As the Manipur government takes the huge risk of procuring oxygen supply from other states in the fight against the pandemic, one big question that arises is - Did the N Biren Singh-led government miss the opportunity of getting oxygen plants and a dedicated COVID-19 hospital from the Japanese government?
Manipur has as many as 24,000 children-cum-adolescent population using various forms of drugs, according to Keisham Pradip, a former member of the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR).
Located near lush green foothills, about 8 km from the capital city Imphal and close to the Nongmaiching hill range in Imphal East district, Yaralpat lake was once popular for its surrounding vegetation of Kombirei flower or Iris.