Election: Soul Of Democracy

Increasingly Manipur is witnessing a plethora of seminars, symposiums, discussions; debates etc to understand and deal with the myriad of problems and issues besetting the State and Manipur have no dearth of such issues, which do not warrant the situation to be discussed in any open forum. Whether these discussions and seminars have helped or not is a different matter, but at times it is a little disconcerting...

Delhi Will Give True Account Of Meghen To State Govt, Says CM

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has stated that the Centre would be providing a true account of the reported arrest of UNLF Chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima in Bangladesh to the State Government very soon. Interacting with media-persons on the sidelines of an inspection tour of the construction works at Khwairamband Bazar today, the Chief Minister assured that RK Meghen being a Manipuri,...

Extortion Demand Haunts Drivers On NH- 53 Too

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Drivers and transporters transporting essential commodities for the State along Imphal-Jiribam highway are wary of travelling along the route following tax demands made by NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Kambiron and Oinamlong. NSCN-IM started demanding taxes from transporters travelling along NH 53 after it shifted its tax collection post from Noney to Kambiron. There have been instances when...

ADC Members Use The UNC Card To Flex Muscles, UNC Calls 12 Hrs Bandh

IMPHAL, Oct 22 : Demanding devolution of due powers to the Autonomous District Councils under the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act 1971 (Third Amendment 2008), the ADC Members have threatened that they may be compelled to join the United Naga Council’s campaign for a separate administrative unit in the hill areas. Devolution of power to ADCs with regard to 26 departments was given consent...

Chief Minister Inspects Finishing Touches To Market Complexes

Image via Wikipedia IMPHAL, Oct 22: The State Government has decided on new names for the three markets of Khwairamband Bazar which are being prepared for inauguration by AICC president Sonia Gandhi in November first week. During her visit to Manipur, Sonia Gandhi would be laying floral wreaths at the memorial pillar of BT Park. Disclosing this information while talking to media persons on the...

PDS Rice of Churachandpur, Tamenglong Land In Open Market Of Jiri

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Rice allocated for public distribution under various schemes like APL, BPL and AAY in respect of Tamenglong and Churachandpur districts are finding their way into the open market of Jiribam without ever reaching the people of the two hill districts. It has been discovered that the rice quota lifted for the two districts from FCI godown of Jiribam are being sold openly in Jiri market...

5 Cops Suspended For Unwarranted Lathi-Charge

IMPHAL, Oct 21: Five Thoubal District Police personnel, who were involved in baton charging and firing tear gas canisters that left at least 15 protestors injured, including a woman at Sangaiyumpham, on the night of October 19, have been suspended from service. According to an official source, the five police personnel have been suspended for the excesses committed on the protestors. The source, however,...

Re-Alignment Of NH-39 Mooted

IMPHAL, Oct 21 : Following the identification of Makhan area on the Imphal-Dimapur route as a ‘ňúcomplex nature’ and the high possibility of landmass giving way being proved scientifically by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), a proposal to re-align the highway has been forwarded. Notably, a huge mass of earth on the highway measuring about 100 meters slid down the hill slope to...