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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... 

UNLF In Dialogue Mode: Pillai

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Following the arrest of UNLF Chairman RK Sana Yaima and some other top ranking leaders of the outfit some months back, the UNLF is coming forward for dialogue with the Government of India, claimed Union Ministry of Home Affairs Secretary GK Pillai. Speaking to media persons on the sideline... 

Pillai Gives ‘Good’ Grade To GoI-NSCN (IM) Talks

GK Pillai (right) and DS Poonia (Left) at the Tribal Cutural Exchange Program at TNL Ground. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. UKHRUL, Mar 5: The Union Home Secretary GK Pillai has described progress of the ongoing peace talks between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) as ‘good’. Speaking... 

Cut In Import Duty To Hit Incense Units

GUWAHATI, March 4: The reduction in import duty from 30 per cent to 10 per cent on bamboo sticks for agarbatti (incense stick) will hit the industry in the Northeast, affecting nearly 30,000 women whose average income is between Rs 75 and Rs 105 daily, a study has revealed. Announced in the Union budget... 

Pena Exponent Mangi Singh, Manipur’s Rising Star

Manipur, which has over the years produced many award winning artists, has added another feather to its cap through Khangembam Mangi Singh, the first Pena player to receive the Padma Shri. Singh, who received this prestigious honor for Art: Traditional Music of Manipur (Pena) this year has been practicing... 

Hunphung Sees ADC As Development Plank

IMPHAL, Mar 5: The Hunphung (Hundung) village chief has expressed strong desire for holding Autonomous District Council (ADC) election for Shangshak District Council Constituency for egalitarian de-velopment and progress of the society. Opining that reviving of the ADC would be a tremendous boost towards... 

Man Found Innocent After Torture

IMPHAL, Mar 5 : In yet another case of security forces committing excesses, a youth from Lilong Leihaokhong pulled up by a combined team of Assam Rifles and police commandos has been freed saying that the youth was innocent but only after strong public outcry. Md Qurban (26) s/o Ha-rul Makakmayum of... 

Armed Groups Clash In Tamenglong

IMPHAL, Mar 5: A fierce gun battle has reportedly ensued between the NSCN-IM and the newly floated Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) somewhere in Khoupum area of Tamenglong district today. According to reports, one ZUF cadre was killed in the clash. The incident occurred at around 10.30 am. The slain cadre... 

Lobby Group

IMPHAL, Mar 5: The Government of Manipur has decided to send a group of High Court Bar Association members to Delhi to lobby with the Prime Minister, the Union Home Minister and the Union Law Minister for establishment of a separate High Court for Manipur. A decision to this effect was adopted during... 

RIMS Nursing College Runs Into MU Test

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Consequent upon recruitment of unqualified teaching staff in RIMS College of Nursing, Manipur University is refusing to conduct examinations for the college. A reliable source in RIMS said that careers of 38 nursing students including from other Northeastern States studying in the college... 

Murder Mystery Solved, Claims Bishnupur SP

The PULF cadre surrendering to BSF and state police officials. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 5: Bishnupur district Superintendent of Police (SP) K Jayanta claimed that Moirangthem Boboy Singh (30) s/o late Khamba of Kumbi and Ningthoujam (N) Nongmaithem (O) Romabati Devi alias Romapati alias... 

Zeliangrong Baudi Urges Naga Outfits

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Zeliangrong Baudi has made a clarion call to work unitedly and in selfless manner in strengthening Indo-Naga peace process and Naga reconciliation and has urged the newly formed Zeliangrong LR to review the reason for its formation. In a threadbare deliberation, Zeliangrong Baudi, Assam,... 

Bridge Foundation Stone Laid

IMPHAL, Mar 5: The foundation stone laying ceremony for construction of Ithoi Bridge under Saikul sub-division was held today at Lhunkhosat Memorial English High School ground with Works Minister K Ranjit as the chief guest. The event was also graced by Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly...