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EDITORIAL: The Backroom Boys

To many, the day is never complete without going through the day’s paper with their morning cuppa and for those who have entered the autumn of their lives and have retired from service, the cross word puzzle or Sudoku or Jumble or any other feature that tickles the brain, carried in almost all... 

Ready To Face Multifarious Security Challenges’”Army Day Special

Indian Army soldiers present a march past to celebrate the Army Day, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, January 15, 2011. Indian Army celebrates January 15 every year as Army Day to commemorate the day, when General (later Field Marshal) K M Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces... 

Imphal Traders’ Whim Decides Food Prices

A Grocery Shop in Khwairamband Keithel. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jan 15: Although the whole country is engulfed in a major issue over inflation, traders in Manipur are literally calling the shots, fixing prices at their sweet will. However, the State Government has no mechanism to monitor prices... 

MLA Rues Homeland Demands

An armed member of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) patrols at their central headquarters at Hebron, on the outskirts of Dimapur. Image Credit: AP IMPHAL, Jan 15: Attempt to fragment the territory of Manipur to create political boundary like Nagalim or Kukiland is not a good sign... 

Manipur Govt. Directed To Set Up Child Rights Commission

IMPHAL, Jan 15: A division bench of Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench comprising Chief Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur and Justice Asok Potsangbam has issued a directive to the Government of Manipur to set up a State Commission for Protection of Child Rights under the provisions of Protection of Child Rights... 

Tribal Students Set January 25 Deadline

IMPHAL, Jan 15: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) on January 13 met chief minister O Ibobi Singh and his cabinet colleagues to discuss its year-long demands and set January 25 as deadline for the State to res- pond and resolve pending issues failing which the government will be held responsible... 

Bandh Supporters Torch Passenger Carrier

Remains of the Tata Magic after attack by Bandh Supporters. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 15: normal vehicular traffic on Imphal-Moreh stretch of the National Highway 39 remained affected on account of the bandh imposed in protest against the killing of Chairman of Board of Secondary Education,... 

Kuki Bodies Demand Justice

IMPHAL, Jan 15: The All Kuki Inpis and the Kuki Movement for Human Rights have demanded that justice should be done with regard to the massacre of Kuki people by NSCN-IM in the early 1990’s before any amicable settlement is made between the Government of India and NSCN (IM). In a joint memorandum... 

Petrol Price Hiked By Rs 2.54/Liter

NEW DELHI, Jan 15: State-owned oil companies on Saturday raised petrol prices by Rs 2.50-Rs 2.54 per liter, the second hike in a month, on back of rising crude oil prices. Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, will raise petrol prices by Rs 2.50 per liter with effect from midnight... 

Mizoram Gears Up To Eradicate Poverty

Aizawl, capital of Mizoram. Image Credit: Burma Monitor AIZAWL, Jan 15: For the first time not only in the North East but also in whole of India, the New Land Use Policy, a flagship program of Mizoram Government has been launched in seven districts of the State yesterday. The policy envisages to eradicate... 

Mizoram Govt And HPC-D Peace Talks Fails To Take Place

AIZAWL, Jan 15: The ongoing peace talks between Mizoram government and the underground Manipur‘s Hmar People’s Convention Democrats (HPC-D) did not take place as the delegation of the militant group failed to come to Aizawl yesterday for resumption of talks. While the officials were tight-lipped... 

Northern Kangla Moat Lies In Wilderness

IMPHAL, Jan 15: Notwithstanding the efforts being made to develop Kangla and beautify it along with plantation of various decorative plants and flowers, the attention of Kangla Fort Board seems to have missed the pitiable condition of Kangla moat on the northern side. The moat extending from in front... 

Army Day Observed In Manipur And Assam

IMPHAL, Jan 15: Red Shield Division celebrated the 63rd anniversary of Army Day in Manipur and South Assam today. On this occasion, GOC Maj Gen DS Hooda, conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to all ranks and families and appreciated their commendable performance and achievements during the past year,...