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Shumang Lila: Presentation & Representation Of Culture

Shumang Lila is an aesthetically and structurally unique form of theatre originated in Manipur. This art-form reflects the dynamics of culture and tradition of Manipuri society, serving as a medium of both entertainment and efficacy, and in the process changes itself with the exigencies of the time. Shumang... 

Crack The Whip, It’s Not Too Late

It was interesting to see and hear the Chief Engineer of the Power Department coming out with guns blazing, and announcing for one and all to hear and read that from today (January 24, 2011), the Power Department will launch a crackdown and penalize all defaulters, unauthorized connections, tampering... 

IOC Senior Divisional Manager Freed, Protest Off

Employees of IOC on dharna before KI Singh was freed. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jan 23 : Senior Division Retail Sales Manager of the IOC Divisional Sales Office, Imphal, KI Singh who was abducted by suspected armed cadres of the People’s Support Group (PSG) on January 21 night has been... 

Fissures Between Pro-Talk And Anti-Talk Groups Appear, ULFA Doves Push Baruah To The Sidelines

ULFA cadres. Image Credit: Topnews.in GUWAHATI, Jan 23: The pro-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) on Sunday demanded the immediate ouster of the chief of anti-talks faction Paresh Baruah for his arbitrary decisions on the issue of peace talks, flouting organizational... 

Majorda Locals Worried Over Manipur Residents

MARGAO, Jan 24: Concerns over some Manipur residents staying in an allegedly illegal building at Utorda were voiced at the gram sabha of the Majorda village panchayat held on Sunday. The matter was brought to the fore by one of the panchayat members who complained that twelve Manipuri residents were... 

In Quest For An Answer To Traffic Snarls, Good Health And Pollution Control… The Humble ‘˜Cycle’ Set To Make A Grand Comeback

IMPHAL, Jan 23: Once considered to be a status symbol as well as an indispensable item in Manipur, the humble Cycle today has come to be regarded as the poor man’s conveyance. Along with that, Cycle is losing its space day by day with earlier cycle sheds in cinema houses turning into shopping malls... 

North-East Business Summit At Mumbai

North-East Business Summit at Mumbai. Image Credit: Nagaland Post IMPHAL, Jan 23: Many big industrialists based outside the State have strongly advocated opening tourist agencies in Manipur. Speaking at the North East Business Summit being held at Lalit Inter Continental Hotel at Mumbai today, they remarked... 

Red Carpet Welcome For Swu, Muivah At Delhi

Isak Chisi Swu and Th Muivah with their wives at a civic reception. NEW DELHI, Jan 23: Hundreds of Nagas in Delhi gathered today evening to welcome the arrival of Chairman of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim Isak Chishi Swu, who was accompanied by his wife. He was also flanked by the NSCN (IM)... 

Goods Tax Levied On Passenger Carriers

IMPHAL, Jan 23: In an exceptional case, the State Taxation Dept has begun to collect goods tax from passenger carriers after a gap of about five years. While to a commoner, passenger carriers would mean transportation of passengers but to the Taxation Department authorities carrying of goods in buses... 

Abductor’s Mask Ripped Off From Cop

IMPHAL, Jan 23: One Manipur Police personnel has been found involved in the abduction of a non-Manipuri laborer for ransom, and regrettably this is not the first case the so called guardians of the law are found involved in illegal activities. Md Azizur (32) of Yairipok, currently posted in the Reserved... 

Thoibi Crafts Bazar Opens At Moirang

IMPHAL, Jan 23: The ten-day Thoibi Crafts Bazar organized by Citizen Welfare Association, Heingang has opened at Thoibi Shopping Complex, Moirang today. Kshetrigao A/C MLA Th Nandakishore, Manipur State Social Welfare Board Chairperson RK Nayansana and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Assistant... 

28 AR Applies Balm To Villagers

Medical Camp at Thayong. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 23: Continuing with its philanthropic works and reaching out to the general public, personnel of 28 Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (S) conducted a medical cum dental camp at Thaiyong village, Andro today. The medical camp was inaugurated... 

Legal Literacy Program

IMPHAL, Jan 23: A legal literacy awareness program was held today at Keibul Lamjao Sagram Makha community hall under the joint aegis of the Wild Life Wing of Forest Department, Sangai Protection Forum, Rural Life Foundation and Environmental Social Reformation with assistance from the Bishnupur District...