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EDITORIAL: More Than A Case Of Road Rage

It was much, much more than a case of road rage and instead says a lot about the high-handedness, the arrogance and haughtiness of the VIPs who come in the shape and garb of Ministers, MLAs, officials entitled to drive around with the beacon light atop, officers in the uniformed services like police,... 
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Bomb Explosion During President’s Visit To Manipur

IMPHAL, Mar 11: A powerful bomb explosion took place near the Raj Bhavan here, where President Pratibha Patil is staying, officials said on Friday. The bomb, allegedly planted by militants, went off at 11 p.m. on Thursday night at Ananda Singh Academy, about 2 km from Raj Bhavan, where the President... 

Empty Streets Greet First Citizen Of The Country, Video Conferencing With Ukhrul DC Scheduled Today, Patil Makes Maiden Landing At Tulihal Amid Boycott

A perfectly executed guard of honour receives the President at Tulihal airport. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 10: Amid the boycott and 40 hours general strike called by the banned Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF), President Pratibha Devisingh Patil landed at Imphal on her two-day... 

Railway Eyes Rail Link To China

PATNA, Mar 10: The Indian Railways is studying a proposal to construct a high-speed rail link which will ultimately link the country with China in the future. China has too shown a keen interest to have rail link with India through Manipur areas. At present, China is carrying out a major railway project... 

Sharmila’s Intact Spirit Comes To The Fore, On Fast Again After Release

Sharmila being released and ready to resume her fast. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 10: even though the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East has ordered release of anti-AFSPA campaigner Irom Chanu Sharmila, the human rights advocate continued to persist with her demand for total... 

KYKL Resolves To Resume ONK

IMPHAL, Mar 10: The proscribed KYKL has resolved to resume its suspended New Operation Kangleipak (ONK) with effect from March 10, 2011. A statement issued by the outfit’s publicity and research secretary Lanngamba Mangang informed that the outfit resolved to resume the ONK after the party’s central... 

Opposition For Patil’s Address To Assembly

IMPHAL, Mar 10:  Drawing the attention of the Chief Minister, who is also the leader of the House, Opposition leaders have put forward the proposal that the President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil addresses the ongoing Budget session of the State Assembly so as to give the members the opportunity... 

Slur Casts On Usage Of MNREGS Fund

IMPHAL, Mar 10 : The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) launched by the UPA Government as a flagship program with a view to provide employment to the rural poor for at least 100 days in a year  has been reduced to a farce in Tulihal Gram Panchayat of Imphal East district. The... 

Strike Disrupts Normal Life, No Untoward Incident

A deserted road shows the effectiveness of the bandh. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 10: The ongoing 40 hours general strike called by the MPLF in protest against President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil’s visit to Manipur seriously affected normal life in the State today. However, there is no... 

Landhoni On Fast Against NIA Proceedings

IMPHAL, Mar 10: In protest against the alleged unjustified trial process of the NIA, Moirangthem Landhoni started fasting since March 8 inside Guwahati Central Jail. Meanwhile, the jail authority has denied permission to family members of M Landhoni to visit the detainee. NIA brought Landhoni Devi (44)... 

Poor Connectivity Mars Henglep

LAMKA, Mar 10: Barely 35 km from NH-150 (Tipaimukh road), Henglep sub-divisional headquarters of Churachandpur district needs a Shaktiman truck or a Gypsy jeep for access even during the dry season. This is the tale of the poor connectivity in the sub-division. The road leading to Henglep from NH-150... 

Official Goes Amok At Langol Housing Complex

IMPHAL, Mar 10: A high level official of the Government of India went amok at Langol Housing Complex last night causing some unwanted incidents in the locality. The official was searching for one Seiboi Mate at Type II Quarter No TC-35 at Langol Housing Complex before he started running amok on discovering... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 11, 2011

CM gives good grading to MDS IMPHAL, Mar 10 : Apart from implementing schemes related to Handloom and Minor Irrigation, Manipur Development Society has been taking up many Engineering works as well as in Agricultural sectors, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh informed the State Assembly today in response... 
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