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Review Of The MoU On Tipaimukh Dam

A protest against the Tipaimukh Dam in the Northeast state of Manipur. Image Credit: International Rivers. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) made on the April 23, 2010 amongst the government of Manipur (GoM), the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited and the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation... 

From Owners To ‘Occupiers’

Generations of families have lived and fished on the floating islands of vegetation on Loktak Lake called phumdis. Now, claiming that the 10,000 phumdi dwellers are polluting the lake, the Manipur government is evicting them. Where will they go? They know no other way of life Read | Part 1 | Part 2 |... 

Stalled Mizoram Power Project To Be Completed In 3 Months

AIZAWL, Jan 10: The state-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corp (NEEPCO) would soon restart work at Mizoram‘s Tuirial hydroelectric project that was suspended June 2004 due to law and order problems, an official said here Monday. ‘After the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh... 

PAP Gone, Manipur To Monitor

IMPHAL, Jan 10: With the Centre lifting the Protected Area Permit (PAP) from Manipur for one year, the government has taken up necessary measures to monitor the inflow and movement of foreigners in the state. In its order dated December 30 last year, the home ministry (foreigners division) excluded the... 

China Outward Bound Through Myanmar

Image Credit: www.internationalsteam.co.uk CHIANG MAI – Myanmar is set to become an important regional rail hub connecting China and India with markets in Southeast Asia and beyond should proposed spending plans come to fruition. As with many infrastructure developments across the region, Beijing... 

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India The world is welcoming the year 2011, but the women of North-east India are just not able to do the same. How can they, when they face brutal rapes and murders daily? They remember 2010 with nothing but panic and alarm. The several instances... 

RTI Fails To Elicit Any Response On IT Road, Money Withdrawn, No Work Done

IT Road, Kangpokpi, Manipur. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 9: Whereas the amount sanctioned for development of IT Road from Kangpokpi to Chalwa has been withdrawn without executing any work, there has been no reply from the authority concerned even as an appeal has been submitted under... 

Lessons To Be Learnt From 7 Yrs Devastation Stressed

Dignitaries on the dais at the 7 Years Devastation function. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 9: A commemorative function of the Seven Years Devastation was observed on the death anniversary of King Gambhir Singh at Manipur Press Club here today under the aegis of UPF. Giving the keynote... 

Food Park Hopelessly Running Behind Schedule

With half-baked works like this, falling behind schedule is a given. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 9: Nilakuthi Food Park Project, a project assigned for execution to the State Government by the Centre through funding by a reputed financial institution is unlikely to be completed in time... 

Municipal Council And Nagar Panchayat Poll Updates

Bishnupur Nagar Panchayat To Opt For Coalition IMPHAL, Jan 9: With the counting process of the recently held local body elections, completed, successful candidates of the MPP along with elected independent representatives have formed the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) to stake claim in...