Disruptions Impair Border Trade

IMPHAL, Oct 20: In addition to loss of crores of rupees being incurred by the State because of frequent bandhs and blockades, such disruptions are severely affecting Indo-Myanmar border trade prompting Myanmarese traders to do a serious re-thinking. A source in the State Industry Department said that despite maximum efforts put in by the department together with Indian traders to promote friendly relationship...

Arrest Of RK Meghen, Political Parties Join ‘Clarify’ Calls, MAFYF Gears Up For Mass Protest

IMPHAL, Oct 20: A day after family members of UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima filed a case with the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, MPP, BJP and CPI has demanded that Government of India and the State Government come up with an explanation on the reported arrest of the rebel leader in Bangladesh. As for CPI, a meeting has also been convened tomorrow to discuss the issue. Whereabouts...

MLA Goes Ballistic Against Minister

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Going ballistic against his own party colleague, Chairman of State Planning Board and MLA Bijoy Koijam has contended that Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister ought to relinquish the post as the Department has not been able to function properly. Speaking at the occasion of inaugurating a newly constructed community hall under Thongju Part-II Gram Panchayat at Koirou today as...

Many Hurt In crackdown; SFs Contradict Arrest Claims

IMPHAL, Oct 20: At least 20 persons, including a lady, suffer injuries of varying degrees when police dispersed protestors who tried to advance to Thoubal police station to enquire whereabouts of an former UG cadre reportedly arrested by Assam Rifles troops. According to a police source, one Zamir Khan (35) s/o Zalauddin of Sangaiyumpham Part-II Moirang Palli Bazar was picked up from home by troops...