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Battle Between Two Failures

No one seems to know the exact demand of the Council of Teachers’ Association and no one also knows the exact reason why the Government continues to stick to its stand, forcing the teachers to launch a series of agitation. Only one point, that too dotted with Government usage of words and phrases,... 

Join Liberation Movement… UNLF Exhorts People

On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Manipur People’s Army (MPA), the Military Affairs Committee (MAC) of the proscribed UNLF has called upon the people to join the liberation movement enmasse. Until and unless the people join the liberation movement in a complete manner, the liberation movement... 

Rs 271cr Loan For Manipur

IMPHAL, Feb. 10: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has agreed to provide a loan of Rs 271 crores to the Manipur government for infrastructure development in the state. The Ibobi Singh government plans to utilize the loan on five anti-erosion and flood control projects,... 

Now, Phungyar Wants To Part Ways With Ukhrul District

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Raising the demand to separate Phungyar Assembly Constituency from Ukhrul district and to declare it as a separate district, the District Demand Committee, Phungyar Constituency has decided to exert pressure on the Government and submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister in this regard. The... 

Cop Killed, 4 Hurt In Grenade Attack

Policemen scouring the site of the bomb blast at the residence of an Executive Engineer of Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD) today. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 10: One Havildar of 7th Bn Manipur Rifles (MR) has been killed while two civilians and two other MR personnel sustained... 

Minor Girl From State Rescued

NEW DELHI, Feb 10:  A 14-year old Nepali girl from Manipur was rescued by Gurgaon Police from being sold off in a marriage. Victim was seduced, sexually abused and raped by the accused trafficker named Bikku Ranpal (24) who has brought the minor girl from her native village in Manipur. According to... 

Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Under its village electrification program, Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) today inaugurated yet another wind-solar power project at Dollangkhunou (Khoiraok) village in Sadar Hills of Senapati district. The installed capacity of the newly inaugurated hybrid power... 

Hitherto Untold Stories Of Sweepers Working Under IMC

Women Sweepers out on their daily chores. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 10 : Apart from facing harsh and insulting words from people who believe in the superstition that seeing brooms in the morning is a bad omen, sweepers on the roads of Imphal city have not been getting their salaries regularly. To... 

Complaints Galore On Unpaid Wages Of NREGS

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Inspite of its launch being solely aimed at upliftment of the poorer section of the society through provision of work, execution of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) here in the State is unarguably far from being noble as a number of cases regarding unpaid wages had... 

ATSUM Warns Of 24-Hr Bandh

IMPHAL, Feb 10: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has today expressed its “angst and anxiety” on the “adulteration” of DRDA/ED and has warned of imposing a 24-hour total bandh starting February 17 midnight next. In a joint meeting today by the constituent units of ATSUM which include... 

Imphal-Thanga Passenger Service Suspended

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Decrying the act of giving permits to Tata Wingers by Transport Department to operate as passenger carriers between Imphal and Thanga allegedly without valid reasons, all passenger service on the route except Tata Wingers have been suspended from today. The Thanga Moirang taxi Owners’... 

Writers’ Forum Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

IMPHAL, Feb 10: The third foundation anniversary of the Patriotic Writers’ Forum Manipur was celebrated today at Manipur Press Club which was marked by the release of three books and a yearly journal. The anniversary function was graced by convener of the Sahitya Akademi Manipur advisory board Prof... 

BJP Enquires About ART Stock

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Asking the Chief Minister whether the report that only two days stock of ART medicines given to HIV/AIDS patients is left is correct or not, BJP State unit president Sh Shantikumar demanded know the measures being taken up if the stock is indeed depleting. Talking to mediapersons at the...