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EDITORIAL: Craze For Easy Money

It is no more a secret that the so called networking companies have looted huge amounts of money from the people of Manipur though there is no denying that a few people who joined these companies at the initial stage of their business activities or operations were benefited somehow. In today’s neo-liberal... 

State, 3rd To Evaluate Forest Values

Map of Forest area of Manipur. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 22: Manipur has become the third State in the country to evaluate the value of its forest produces in scientific manner. According to a study, the State’s forest area is worth Rs 5049.64 lakhs annually on the average. The value... 

College Teachers’ Strike Continues

IMPHAL, Feb 22: As part of the agitation being launched by teachers in 28 colleges under the Government of Manipur demanding implementation of UGC scheme and review of the State Cabinet decision in this regard, teachers of Imphal College today demonstrated in front of their college. In response to the... 

CRPF Men Sustain Escort Duty

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Relent-less vigil by troops and officers of various CRPF battalions along the Imphal- Dimapur section of National Highway 39 has ameliorated hardships of land-locked Manipur to a certain degree. According to a top CRPF officer, the Ministry of Home Affairs as a special case decided to... 

RTI Seeks Info On Road Fund

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Evoking relevant provisions under the Right to Information Act, a complaint has been lodged against alleged denial of fund meant for material components amounting to Rs 22 lakhs under MGNREGS in connection with construction of about 4 km long road in Longpi Kachui village of Ukhrul district.... 

New Political Party Floated In State

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Along with formally announcing setting up of the State unit of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), as National political party fighting for the cause of marginalized sections of India, the State unit party president Benjamin M Shah has informed that the party would start launching... 

Drive Against Power Theft: 11 More Jailed

IMPHAL, Feb 22 : Eleven defaulters whose power connections were snapped for not paying overdue bills have been sent to jail for re-connecting to the main power line furtively even as one employee has been pulled up by police for possessing forged no due certificate. Speaking to media persons at his office... 

Triple Murder Case: Trial Of Accused Ningshen On

IMPHAL, Feb 22: The second session of the trial of Hopeson Ningshen for the killing of then Kasom Khullen SDO Dr Thingnam Kishan Singh and his two sub-ordinate staff namely, Revenue Mandal Yumnam Token and driver Aribam Rajen Sharma was conducted today in the court of the Special Judge, CBI, OP Saini... 

It’s Raining Manna On Henglep Widows

LAMKA, Feb 22: They are the poorest of the poor in the village, and are apparently unaware why their village is restive in trying to host a guest they have never seen and heard of.  Yet this handful of widows in Henglep are the people who have truly benefited out of it as manna is literally raining... 

‘Tangkhul’ In CBSE Syllabus From This Year

UKHRUL, Feb 22: In a significant development the Tangkhul language has been included in the syllabus of CBSE with effect from the current year. The joint secretary of Tangkhul Literature Society (TLS) Mark Chiphang in a release said Tangkhul language which is now placed in the CBSE status for the first... 

Seven UG Cadres Apprehended

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Altogether seven cadres of different UG outfits have been apprehended by security forces from different places. According to a press release issued by Thoubal SSP Clay Khongsai, a team of Lilong Police, assisted by 28 Assam Rifles nabbed two UPRF cadres during a search operation at Lilong... 
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ATSUM Relaxes Its Chain Of Agitation Ahead Of Tribal Program

IMPHAL, Feb 22: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has temporarily suspended its chain of agitation against the State Government’s indifference to their charter of demands on account of the “Tribal Cultural Exchange Program 2011” set to begin at Ukhrul from March 4 next. The tribal students’... 
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BRIEF NEWS: February 23, 2011

COTA Stir On IMPHAL, Feb 22: Two hundred teachers from Chandel and Imphal East have carried forward the fast unto death agitation being spear-headed by Council of Teachers’ Association over the demand for implementation of Central 6th Pay in toto, from today. Co-convenor of COTA M Joykumar has informed...