Fuel Shortage: Blame Game On As Dealers Lay Blame On Government’s Door

IMPHAL, Oct 18 : Instead of taking up some concrete measures to address the problem of shortage of petroleum products, the State Government has been unnecessarily interfering in the distribution of whatever quantities are brought in to the State, alleged the SK Oil Dealers’ Association. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Imphal here this afternoon, the association claimed that the problem of...

Economic Rehabilitation For HIV Positive Women

IMPHAL, Oct 18: The Government of Manipur would be taking up special measure for the economic rehabilitation of women living with HIV, secretary of Legislative Forum on HIV/AIDS Dr I Ibohalbi has announced. Dr Ibohalbi was speaking as president of the 10th foundation day function of CARE Foundation held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen here today. He observed that it would not be possible to fight...

G K Pillai To Attend DoNER Seminar In Ukhrul

IMPHAL, Oct 17: Union Home Secretary G K Pillai arrived in Imphal this morning to take stock of recent developments in the State. Upon landing at Tulihal Airport in Imphal, he had a brief meet with the press wherein he said that his roadmap within his stay consists of attending two development seminars, one at Classic Hotel, Imphal and the other one in Ukhrul district organized by Department of Northeast...

Manipur Congress Retracts From 1972 Naga Integration Pledge

DIMAPUR, Oct 15: After several decades, the Congress party leadership of Manipur has virtually retracted a pact made in 1972 empathizing with ‘˜Naga integration.’ A recent statement of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Gaikhangam in September has pointed to his stance against ‘˜Naga integration’ and his appealing for territorial integrity of Manipur, soon...

Can JK Go Imphal Way On AFSPA?

SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Can’t a constitutionally ‘powerful’ state like Jammu and Kashmir revoke Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain parts as the Manipur government did? The question arises as the state and central government are passing the buck for the past over three months on the debate for symbolic revocation of the Act, as one of the confidence building measures...

Meira Paibis’ Link With Militant Outfits Exposed

IMPHAL, Oct 17:’Meira Paibis’ or, the women torch bearers in Manipur are supposed to be the leading civil society organization in the State. But their links with militant outfits were recently exposed. The ‘Meira Paibi’ came into existence in April 1980, when womenfolk in Imphal West district carried out a huge protest rally. Over a period of time, Meira Paibis have raised human...

Power Of Community Media: Remote Village Gets Healthcare

A community video has helped over 500 people in a remote village of Manipur in North East India get healthcare for the first time. An India Unheard video by Daniel Mate, our correspondent from Chandel district of Manipur has inspired a local organization Burning Voices to donate a carload of lifesaving medicine for villagers who were in dire need of healthcare in a remote village. The story comes at...