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EDITORIAL: From Pan Shops To…

We have got to grant this. At least N Sarat Singh, the Chief Engineer of the Electricity Department was candid enough to admit that he has learnt about the availability of no due certificates at road side pan shops! The no due certificate norm was introduced as part of the Electricity Department’s... 

NSCN-IM Insurgency Instigated By China

China Flag. NSCN-IM has a lot to answer and with it, New Delhi too owes the nation some explanation. Why has the NSCN-IM thought it necessary to station a permanent representative in China even as peace talks with the Indian Government are supposed to be at an advanced stage? National Socialist Council... 

Budget 2011-12 Impact: Sector That Lost/Gained The Most

Union Budget 2011-12 Fairwealth Securities has come out with a report on Union Budget 2011-12. Union Budget 2011-12: Balanced and growth oriented The Union Budget 2011-12 presented today by the Finance Minister seems balanced and growth oriented. Agriculture, Infrastructure and Social sector have... 

BSNL Opens Second Customer Service Center

BSNL Second Customer Care Center being inaugurated. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 28: To reduce work load and cater to the needs of its growing customers more efficiently, the second Customer Service Centre of Bharat Sanchar Ningam Limited, Manipur has been opened at Lamphel Telephone Exchange... 

Fingers Pointed At BRTF For Sloppy Work, TDC Not Happy With Highway Work

A stretch on National Highway-53 (File). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 28: The Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) Manipur has expressed strong displeasure with the manner BRTF is working on Imphal–Jiribam section of NH-53. Speaking to media persons at their MG Avenue office this afternoon,... 

Factional Feud Deals Blow To Peace Bid

In this image released to the media, representatives of the three Naga national political groups NSCN/GPRN, FGN and GPRN/NSCN are seen here with the Naga flag at a meeting of the Joint Working Group of the Naga Reconciliation process which was organized by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation at Chiang... 

Budget 2011: FM For Affordable Homes; Full Tax Rebate To Builders

NEW DELHI, Feb 28: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee presented Union Budget 2011 in Parliament today. OVERVIEW: Budget estimates for 2011-12 projects Rs 9,32,440 crores – an increase of 24 per cent. Expenditure in 2011-12 is estimated at Rs 12,57,729 crores, an increase of 13.4%. Revenue deficit... 

Govt To Scout Private Schools for Invigilators

IMPHAL, Feb 28: With the Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) refusing to budge from their stand, the Government must scout the private schools for invigilators for the upcoming Class X and Class XII examinations. This was stated by SPF spokesperson N Biren at a function held at Heingang during... 

Custodial Death Slur On Police Commandos

IMPHAL, Feb 28: A farmer, who had been arrested by police commandos on charge of being allegedly involved in the sale of a country-made pistol, died after being subjected to alleged custodial torture. According to family members, the victim identified as 52-year old Athokpam Angousana (52) of Napat Mayai... 

March With A Cause From NE To West: For Sharmila And Against Corruption

Fasting with a cause, Sharmila (File). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 28: To give a further boost to the issues raised by Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been fasting for more than 10 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 and to protest the rising corruption in India among... 

Integrity Call

IMPHAL, Feb 28: MLA Doukhomang Khongsai has exhorted village chiefs of Saikul area to safeguard the integrity of Manipur, and also to work in the interest of Manipur. A felicitation function to mark completion of four years as MLA of Saikul AC was held today at the MLA’s Lamphel quarters today. Rev... 

National Science Day Observed

IMPHAL, Feb 28: Manipur Science and Technology Council (MASTEC) observed National Science Day under the theme, ‘Chemistry in our lives’ at DM College of Science today. Science and Technology Commissioner H Imocha Singh, who was the chief guest of the function, released a book, Vigyan na kari hairi,... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 01, 2011

Sagar Prasad after his release. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. Sagar Prasad set free, bandh called off IMPHAL, Feb 28: Sagar Prasad of Kangpokpi who was kidnapped by unidentified persons has been freed today. With the release of the young 14 year old student, bandh called in Sadar Hills area from this midnight...