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Abducting Officials, The New Fad For Armed Groups

IMPHAL, Dec 6: While Chief Minister O Ibobi and his Cabinet colleagues enjoy round the clock security, with the CM being provided security by the Special Security Group from the CISF, there has been no stop to the rising cases of Government officials being waylaid and abducted by one armed group or the... 

AMUCO Advises Naga Leaders

IMPHAL, Dec 6: Categorically stating that New Delhi is not in a position to fulfill the demand to expand the territory of Nagaland or create a Greater Nagaland, the All Manipur United Clubs’ Organization has advised Naga leaders to study the feasibility of their demands. Observing that the Government... 

MNRF Lambasts UNC’s Demand

IMPHAL, Dec 6 : Recalling the erstwhile slogan of NSCN-IM ‘˜nothing more, nothing less than sovereignty‘, which has eventually transformed to Naga integration, the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) noted that the UNC has been openly supporting and  advocating the NSCN-IM’s demands... 
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Purana Bazar Comes To Life As First Batch Set Up Shop

IMPHAL, Dec 6: Shifting of women vendors to the newly constructed market sheds of Khwairamband Bazar has started from today with women vendors of the former Purana Bazar taking the lead. However, as the space for  Sangmai Phampham, the traditional plots for women vendors with Lukmai (a type of large... 

Government Defying High Court Directive For 10 Years

IMPHAL, Dec 6: Though Gauhati High Court issued a directive ten years back for appointment of a regular Deputy Director for Tribal Development and Other Backward Classes Department, the State Government has been defying the directive by appointing an official to the post of Deputy Director on adhoc basis. In... 

Mega North-East Youth Fest Takes One More Step Forward

GUWAHATI, Dec 6: The ‘North East Youth Festival to be held next month at Senapati in Manipur is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the North East communities,’ said Dominic Chawang, convener of the mega event. The event will be sponsored by Youth Initiative Foundation (YIF). Addressing... 

From A Personnel Decorated With President’s Medal To A Jail Bird, Long Arms Of The Law Catches Up With The Past

IMPHAL, Dec 6: A divisional commander of Home Guard, Imphal East who had been decorated with President‘s Medal for Meritorious Services, has been arrested and sent to jail by the State Vigilance Commission on alleged charge of deceiving the Government after he was found to have joined the service... 

Civic Bodies Gear Up For January 3 Polls

IMPHAL, Dec 6: In all 2, 19,616 voters would be exercising their franchise to elect councilors in eight Municipal Councils and 18 Nagar Panchayats on January 3 next year. For the first time in the history of local self Government in Manipur, the voters would be electing two members of Ward Development... 

Website For Online Voter Registration Launched

IMPHAL, Dec 6: For the first time in the North East region, Manipur has launched a new website enabling voters and the general public to make online registration in electoral rolls. The new website http://webmani.nic.in/erms was launched by the Chief Electoral Officer at Secretariat, South Block today. Using... 

Protest Rally Against FTA

IMPHAL, Dec 6: To protest and express concern against inclusion of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provisions in the proposed European Union– India Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is likely to affect access to affordable HIV/AIDS drugs, a mass rally was taken out here today. Organized by Center... 

The Trade-Off Between Food Security And Development

Most of Manipur‘s population, especially people in the valley area, depends on the lake’s fish and vegetation resources for their nutrition and food security. The Loktak hydropower project has given them a few hours of electricity every day, and better roads. What is that trade-off worth,... 

Manipur At 30th Slot Is At The Bottom In Terms Of Development

Amid the ongoing polls in the state, the Centre today placed Bihar amongst the least performers on twenty-point program while naming Gujarat as the best in the development schemes that were first initiated in 1975 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The new ratings for the Twenty Point Program-2006...