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India Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju sanctions Rs.5 lakhs for ailing junior footballer Ramananda Ningthoujam!

The Sports Ministry has come forward to extend financial support to Ramananda Ningthoujam, a young Indian footballer who has represented India at various international tournaments, and is suffering from kidney failure. The son of a rickshaw-puller, his family does not have the means to provide him necessary treatment. He is …

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Training Kuki Tribe kids, India’s Len Doungel finds rich hearts!

Early morning at 5am a crowd of villagers gather around the village ground in Longja in the Chandel district of Manipur – barely a couple of hours from the Indo-Myanmar border. A group of boys ranging from ages 8-20 have all formed a huddle around a nimble figure donning the …

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Proud India’s FIFA U-17 World Cup captain finds peace helping his family in farming!

A solitary figure makes his way back home through the paddy fields on the outskirts of Imphal, Manipur as the day nears the end in the eastern reaches of the Himalayas. The young man dons a jacket and a pair of shorts, which despite being mud-stained, are clearly swankier than …

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Footballers come together for afforestation in Manipur village!

A number of stars from the footballing world assembled in a quiet little village of Tentha situated around 50 kilometres south of Imphal earlier this week for a noble cause. Interestingly all the athletes converged on this point to carry out an afforestation activity – as they sunk their hands …

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Organic farming keeps ex-India defender Gouramangi Singh ‘fresh’ in lockdown!

Former India captain and central defender Gouramangi Singh has discovered a new passion which is keeping him connected with the ground – organic farming. Currently with his family in Imphal due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Gouramangi stated that maintaining his kitchen garden and growing vegetables has …

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‘Little Bodyguard’ Ninthoi trains with his mom during COVID-19 lockdown!

While the world observes the lockdown hoping to see out the COVID-19 pandemic threat, a quaint little courtyard in a suburban area of Imphal, Manipur is buzzing with repetitive thuds of a football. In the courtyard, the lean yet sturdy figure of Ninthoinganba Meetei is seen running constantly from one …

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North East Football Association comes into existence!

The football association officials from each Northeastern state in the country convened on Thursday, February 5 in Shillong to discuss the future of football in the eight sister states. The associations came into agreement to form a new body – the North East Football Association – to oversee the development …

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Manipur CM N Biren Singh privileged to host historic Imphal Derby as 23,682 watch!

January 8, 2020 was a landmark day in the I-League as it witnessed the first-ever Imphal derby between NEROCA FC and newly-promoted TRAU FC, with the latter picking up the three points after coming from behind to record a 2-1 win — their first-ever in the league as well. The …

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AIFF conducts Grassroots Leaders Course in Shillong!

Twenty-one coaches, from the states of Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, formed part of the AIFF Grassroots Leaders Course organized by the Meghalaya Football Association (MFA) in Shillong. AIFF Head of Grassroots and Instructor Anju Turambekar led the course whereas Arki Nongrum, CEO of Meghalaya Football …

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