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EDITORIAL: No Carrots, No Sticks

With the Council of Teachers’ Association sticking to its gun and refusing to budge an inch, the SPF Government has had to fall back on alternative means and rope in the services of part time lecturers, teachers from Government aided schools as well as teachers from private schools to double up... 

India-ASEAN Business Fair To Leverage Brand India

Delegates at the India-ASEAN business conclave 2011 in New Delhi. India’s search for economic and strategic space in changing world order resulted in ‘Look East’ Policy. The bedrock of this policy is to foster economic and security cooperation with our east neighboring countries. Believing in... 

India-ASEAN Business Fair and Business Conclave Kicks Off In New Delhi

Manipur delegates at the India-ASEAN Business Fair & Business Conclave 2011, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Image Credit: Naharolgi Thoudang. NEW DELHI, Mar 2: India-ASEAN Business Fair and Business Conclave-2011 kicked off at Pragati Maidan (Exhibition Ground), the venue of Asia’s largest business... 

Started With A Bang And Ending With A Whimper? Anti-Climax Hangs Uneasily Over MGEL

Former Chief Secretary Jarnail Singh, the man behind MGEL. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 2: Notwithstanding the fact that former Chief Secretary Jarnail Singh was felicitated by the Centre for his pioneering effort to compile the Manipur Government Employees’ List (MGEL), it remains a big... 

JAC Raises Khuga Dam Issue In Delhi

LAMKA, Mar 2: The JAC of Khuga Dam has met several National leaders in New Delhi and raised the contentious issue surrounding the dam despite its inauguration, a source from the committee said. “We have briefed a good number of Central leaders with regard to the incomplete components of the project... 

Mysterious Disease Stalks Ukhrul Village

IMPHAL, Mar 2:  An idyllic and nondescript hamlet,  New Wahong village located some 80 km north of Ukhrul district headquarters under Chingai Assembly Constituency, has been overwhelmed by a mysterious disease which has claimed the lives of 4 children with many more needing emergency medical attention. The... 

Custodial Death Slur, Three Police Commandos Suspended

IMPHAL, Mar 2: Three personnel of Manipur Police Department have been suspended today in connection with the alleged custodial death of Angousana. According to a reliable source, the three police personnel have been suspended in connection with the death of Angousana following orders issued by officers... 

Rail Fed Oil Depot, Inland Waterway, State On The Move, Inland Waterway Survey Kick Starts

IMPHAL, Mar 2: To study the feasibility of opening an inland waterway on Barak River from Tipaimukh to Jiribam and from Jiribam to Lakhimpur, a survey work has started from today. According to an official source in the State Transport Department, the Inland Waterway Authority of India (IWAI) has entrusted... 

Now RIMS Has Two Medical Superintendents, Dr H Shanti Reports For Duty As MS

IMPHAL, Mar 2: With the joining of Dr H Shanti as the new Medical Superintendent of RIMS Hospital since yesterday, the premier medical institute in the North East region has two Medical Superintendents functioning side-by-side much to the confusion of the staff. Dr Shanti has been nominated as the Medical... 

Rail Fed Oil Depot, Inland Waterway, State On The Move, Govt Eyes More Land For Depot

IMPHAL, Mar 2: For the construction of the proposed Rail Fed Oil Depot at Malom, which will have a storing capacity for 60 days, an additional 8 acres of land is set to be acquired and the barrack for the security personnel would also be constructed within the complex of the proposed depot as desired... 

Keishing’s Lobbying For Phungyar Begins To Stir Govt

Map showing the area under Phungyar AC. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 2: The State Government has reportedly started taking up steps towards upgradation of Phungyar Assembly Constituency into a full-fledged district headquarters. MLA of Phungyar Assembly Constituency Wungnaoshang Keishing,... 

Agricultural Land Protection

IMPHAL, Mar 2: After a mass rally was taken out in all the four valley districts from February 4 to 12, Loumee Shinmee Apunba Lup, Manipur (LOUSAL) is all set to organize a series of street corner meetings in Imphal and its surrounding areas starting from tomorrow till March 6 to take forward the message... 

Truckers Protest

IMPHAL, Mar 2: Decrying the conduct of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), which is under the Union Ministry of Consumers’ Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, truckers engaged for transportation of the food items of the Corporation today revolted. Unhappy over the conduct of measuring the weight...