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Brisk Business Of Rhino Horns In Dimapur

After having its horn cut off by poachers an Indian rhino slowly dies. Image Credit: Bibhab Talukdar of Aaranyak of Assam. GUWAHATI: The commercial hub of Nagaland is doing brisk business by smuggling rhino horns to South-East Asian countries. From poachers to forest officials, all fingers unwaveringly... 

Mizoram Opposes PAP Removal From North-East

Foreign tourists in India (file photo). Image Credit: Bharat Chronicle. GUWAHATI, Feb 16: Mizoram has refused to echo Manipur in celebrating the lifting of Protected Area Permit (PAP) from the Northeast. New Delhi had on December 30 last year lifted PAP after agreeing that the law and order in the... 

Tripura Could Be Gateway To North-East, Say Visiting MPs

AGARTALA, Feb 16: A parliamentary team Wednesday said it will suggest the name of Unakoti, a seventh century pilgrim spot in Tripura, as a world heritage site and also pointed out that improved infrastructure could make the state the gateway to India’s northeast. The team of MPs headed by Communist... 

Reminiscence Of An Old Soldier— I

H Bhuban Singh Read | Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | I passed my Matriculation (now HSLC) examination in June 1947 and joined Presidency College, Calcutta (now Kolkata). College Street where the University of Calcutta and also Presidency College were located, was drenched with blood, tears and agony, on account... 

Manipur Outfits Grab Rice- UNLF Robbed Govt Schemes Regularly, Says NIA

One of the insurgent outfits of Manipur. GUWAHATI, Feb. 16: Militant outfits in Manipur have not only been feeding on government funds, but have not even spared the subsidized rice meant for poor people of the state. This came to light during an investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA)... 

Manipur’s Insurgents Sow Loans, Reap Support

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: Intelligence sources have revealed that Manipur’s insurgent outfits are investing heavily in traditional micro-financing schemes. United National Liberation Front, the leading insurgent group in Manipur, has been on a loan-giving spree for the last five years. A substantial part... 

Congress Tastes Defeat After Three By Poll Victories On The Trot In The 9th Assembly, Trinamool Congress Makes Its Debut In State Assembly

K Sarat being handed over the certificate after his victory in the by poll and police swing into action to control a crowd. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 17: Defeating the ruling Indian National Congress (INC) in the by-election to 18-Konthoujam Assembly Constituency, Trinamool Congress has... 

Scribes Suspend Stir Till February 25

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Following earnest appeals from the Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, and assuring that the FIR registered against the Editor of Sanaleibak and vice president of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union, A Mobi, would be withdrawn at the soonest time possible, the... 

Another Infamy Case Emerges, Manipur University Struck Off NAAC List

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Manipur University has been struck off from the list of institutes accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as assessment of the University has not been carried out although NAAC has already graded it B Plus. NAAC is an autonomous body established by the University... 

NSA In Dire Straits, Students Packed Like Sardines In Small Rooms

Congested rooms and filthy toilets say it all at NSA. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 17: Contrary to all expectations reposed in the National Sports Academy (NSA) by the sports crazy people of Manipur, the academy is caught in a serious crisis with no efforts seen to rectify things. With the... 

MPP, BJP Bask Under ‘Reflected Glory’

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Hailing the people of Konthoujam, MPP and BJP, which had backed and supported Trinamool Congress in the by-election to Konthoujam Assembly Constituency, have stated that the victory of the Trinamool Congress candidate in the by-election has rung out the message that the people of Konthoujam... 

CM Ready To Trade Post Rather Than Capitulate To COTA’s Demand, Teachers’ Demand Will Affect Public Welfare: Ibobi

IMPHAL, Feb 17: It would be better to give up the post of Chief Minister if the demand for implementation of the 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations in toto persists, declared Chief Minister Okram Ibobi today. Speaking to some media persons today, Ibobi who is also in charge of Finance Department,... 

CM Gracefully Accepts People’s Verdict

Chief Minister interacting with media persons. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 17 : Gracefully accepting the verdict of the voters of Konthoujam in the by election held recently and for which the result was declared today, Chief Minister O Ibobi today admitted that it could have been due to the...