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Press Release: Research Project Report Scheduled For Release On International Women’s Day

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Press Release: Reporters Assaulted At Assam University, Silchar For Covering Students’ Agitation

Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has received information regarding an incident of assault on reporters at the Assam University campus at Silchar on 25 February 2011. It is reported that the assault was carried out by the security guards led by the proctor of the university Mr. Manabendra... 

Prelude To Padgaonkar Report

The interlocutors appointed by the Central Government to interact with people in Jammu and Kashmir and make suggestions, visited the state for the fifth time in February 2011, and indicated that they would be finalizing their recommendations soon. During their last visit, the leader of the team of interlocutors,... 

EDITORIAL: Price Tag Of Peace

Everything has a price and this price need not necessarily have to be understood through the prism of a monetized system, but pay one must for the price of everything, from cutting down a tree in the forest to the indiscriminate use of plastics to the never ending tendency of the human race to exploit... 

6th Central Revised Pay Begins To Take Its Pound Of Flesh, State Running Into Crores Of Deficits

IMPHAL, Mar 4: Subsequent upon the implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay, the State Government has started running into deficits amounting to Rs 83 crores every month. If the present trend continues and the Centre refuses to release at least Rs 500 crores as advanced Plan Assistance, State Government... 

Of Rs 300 Crores Sanctioned, Only Rs 62 Crores Released Till Date, BRO DG Inspects NH-53

Slushy stretch on NH-53 offers the right place for buffaloes (file photo). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 4: Director General of Border Roads Organization (BRO) Lt Gen Ravi Shankar today assessed the work progress on National Highway-53. Apart from the road inspection, the DG also called on... 

Ukhrul SHG Sets New Benchmark, New Goals

IMPHAL, Mar 4: For a group of women in an Ukhrul district hamlet, economic emancipation and breaking away from the traditional toil at the fields is the driving force to come together and contribute their mite towards socio-economic transformation of the society. Revered for their hard working nature... 

Meet Deliberates On Look East Policy

Local community clearing the path for a road. IMPHAL, Mar 4 : Taking due note of the crucial site occupied by Manipur in the overall design of the Government of India’s Look  East Policy (LEP), a public seminar was organized today at H Kotlenphai village, Chandel on LEP and its possible impacts under... 

ADCs To Set Up 600 School Buildings

IMPHAL, Mar 4: Injecting a new leash of life to schools which do not have proper buildings, altogether 600 school buildings would be constructed under the Autonomous District Councils at the cost of Rs 40 lakhs per building. Out of the targeted 600 school buildings, 300 would be built within the current... 

Govt May Crack RTE Whip To Rein In Private Schools

Govt. training its eyes on private schools. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 4: Taking serious note of some reputed private educational institutions still sticking to the practice of admission test and interview in violation of the provisions governing right to education Act, the State Government... 

Pension, Maternity Benefits In The Offing

IMPHAL, Mar 4: Women construction workers who are 60 years and above would be given pension and all women construction workers would be entitled to several maternity benefits. This was stated by Labor Minister Ph Parijat at the inaugural function of the week-long 40th National Safety Week Campaign held... 

CM Inspects NIT, Students’ Petition

IMPHAL, Mar 4: Chief Minister O Ibobi today conducted a field inspection of the NIT located at Takyelpat. The Chief Minister made a direct assessment of the progress in the ongoing construction works of girls’ hostel, boys’ hostel and class rooms as well as the condition of the roads inside the NIT... 
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KCP-MC Announces More Strictures On Influx

IMPHAL, Mar 4: Intensifying its “Operation Clear-Cut” directed against non-local people, the proscribed KCP-MC has announced a whole set of restrictions and do’s and don’ts with regard to the influx of non-local people into the State. A press release issued by the outfit’s military affairs...