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Symptoms Of A Sick Society

There are certain symptoms which are sure shot indications of a society where everything that can go wrong has gone wrong and everything that should go right has been derailed. Manipur may not exhibit all the symptoms of a sick society but each passing day and any event, whether they are cultural events... 

Unaccounted Taxes, Unseen Expenditure Drain Earnings Of Inter-State Buses, Rising Maintenance Cost May Push Buses Out Of NH-39

IMPHAL, Feb 16: With increasing losses  that has made regular maintenance impossible, the conditions of the passenger buses plying  between Imphal and Guwahati as well as Shillong have deteriorated to such an extent that there is strong apprehension that the service may cease altogether after sometime. On... 

State Govt Hauled Up Over Slow Pace Of, Planning Commission Raps State Govt

Nambul River In All Its Splendour Decorates Imphal. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 16: apart from a Planning Commission survey report concluding that implementation of projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewable Mission in Manipur is far from being satisfactory, the Commission has strongly... 

ATSUM’s 24 Hrs Hill Districts Bandh From Tomorrow

The shaded area denotes the hill districts. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 16: The All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) said today that it has been compelled to go ahead with a 24-hour bandh in all the hill districts of Manipur on February 18 in protest against the Government’s indifference... 
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Internal Assessment Meets Off On A Positive Note— ‘We Can Now Compete Globally’

IMPHAL, Feb 16: A two-day State level seminar on the role of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in re-accreditation of affiliated colleges has begun from today at the lecture hall of DM College of Science. The seminar is being organized by DM College of Science and is being sponsored by National... 

Mass Court Arrest On COTA’s Radar

Teachers under the aegis of COTA on their fast unto death stir. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 16: With no sign of the Government budging from its stand  over the 6th pay recommendations, agitating teachers from primary to higher secondary level have decided to take recourse to mass court arrest... 

Honorable Solution To ULFA’s Issue On PM’s Lips

Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. NEW DELHI, Feb 16: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said his Government was serious about finding out an “honorable” solution to the vexed ULFA problem but refused to fix any time-frame for it. Singh said the dialogue process between the government... 

Itanagar Turns 100

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: A month after waiting for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to add more than just sheen, India’s oldest easternmost town kicked off its centenary celebration on Wednesday. Sonia Gandhi’s presence at Pasighat, the oldest town in Arunachal Pradesh, was expected to have sent a political... 

Manipur Cops Intensify Supervisor Rescue

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Manipur police intensified their operations to rescue a supervisor of a New Delhi-based security agency that is responsible for guarding 128 mobile BTS towers of five private cell phone operators across the state. The supervisor, Moirangthem Boboy (30), who is in charge of looking after... 

Finally, Manipur Village May Get Road Link

NEW DELHI, Feb 17: Almost two decades ago, a young Army Captain, critically injured in a gunfight with ultras, risked his life to get a young girl hit in the crossfire airlifted to safety. With the nearest road head a six-hour walk away from the Manipur village, the officer insisted that the rescue helicopter... 

Workshop On Crops Concludes

IMPHAL, Feb 16: The Valedictory function of the three-day National Seminar cum Workshop on Developing the Potential of underutilized Horticultural crops of Hill Regions’ was held today at Classic Hotel, North AOC. The workshop was conducted under the joint aegis of ICAR Research Complex for North East... 

Seed Sowing Demonstrated

IMPHAL, Feb 16: For the first time in Manipur, demonstration on sowing of seeds and application of fertilizer with the help of Seed cum Fertilizer Drill was successfully conducted under the supervision of Department of Agriculture at Awang Khunou in Imphal West district yesterday. Under its Farm Mechanization...