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Chidambaram Was Unsure Of NIA’s Constitutionality: Wikileaks

P Chidambaram and Robert Mueller NEW DELHI, Mar 19: A US Embassy cable accessed by The Hindu says, that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told FBI Director Robert Mueller that National Investigation Agency‘s powers could be challenged in the courts as violating constitutional provisions on Centre-State... 

EDITORIAL: Wanted: An Active Opposition

Governance failure by itself reflects the overall rot in society but add an ineffective, toothless Opposition to the scenario and what we get is the perfect recipe for a place or a people to go to the dogs. There is of course the fourth estate or the media, to keep a watch over the acts of commission... 

Greetings Bode Well For Holi

Holy Spirit IMPHAL, Mar 18: Governor Gurbachan Jagat has extended his greetings to the people of the State on the joyous occasion of Yaoshang festival. In his message, the Governor said, “I do share the pleasure and joy of Yaoshang and extend my heartiest greetings to every Manipuri on this great occasion... 
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Khuga Canal Fiasco Takes A ‘Sabotage Turn’, Biren Points Out Technical Flaws

IMPHAL, Mar 18: Referring to the news report about breaching of the Khuga Dam’s left canal for a length of about 50 feet, MLA O Joy raised a point of order today at the Assembly session seeking explanation from the Irrigation and Flood Control Minister. O Joy pointed out that Khuga Dam is yet to give... 

Weeklong Women’s Skill Upgradation Program Launched At Imphal

IMPHAL, Mar 18:  Empowering women’s skill development in strife-torn Manipur, a weeklong workshop-cum-skill up gradation on hand knitting and embroidery involving a whooping twenty-one Self Help Groups (SHGs) was kicked off in Imphal East on Friday. Besides safeguarding human rights, Manipuri women... 

Wrong Test Result Dubs Expectant Mom HB Positive, Young Mom Endures ‘Deep Away’ Tag

IMPHAL, Mar 18: Apart from mental and physical trauma normally associated with an expectant mother, a woman in her mid 30s was kept in isolation at RIMS Hospital as the consultant doctor, relying on the result of a blood test conducted at a private clinic, declared the woman in question as Hepatitis... 

Poumais Display Their Best On Glory Day

Poumain men put on their best feet forward on Glory Day. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 18: The Poumai community of the State celebrated the Asah Ral Ya Teithe (Glory Day) festival for two days at Paomata Centre ground, Senapati district with much elan and gusto. The principal essence of the... 

MHA Has Agreed To Imphal-Mandalay Bus Service: Ranjit

IMPHAL, Mar 18: The Ministry of External Affairs (MHA) has acceded to the proposal to start a bus service between Imphal and Mandalay and helicopter service between Imphal, Moreh, Tamenglong and Jiribam would be launched very soon. This was stated by Transport Minister K Ranjit while discussing demands... 

Centralizing Government In State Chokes The Periphery: MTPRM

IMPHAL, Mar 18: Movement for Tribal Peoples’ Rights Manipur (MTPRM) has expressed its strong trepidation over the centralizing predisposition of the departments under the State Government of Manipur. “MTPRM is very much concerned over the centralized working system of the departments under the State... 
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Book On Sericulture Released

IMPHAL, Mar 18: A book titled ‘Illustrated Working Technology of Bivoltine Silk Worm Rearing’ which is based on sericulture and translated into Thadou-Kuki-Paite dialect has been released today by Sericulture Minister Y Erabot. The book release function held at Sangaipat conference hall of Project... 
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BRIEF NEWS: March 19, 2011

Micro-finance IMPHAL, Mar 18: A two day workshop on the issues facing the micro-finance sector was held at New Delhi on March 15. The theme of the year’s conference was “Reengineering Microfinance: Need for New Products and Policies.  Shashi Kant Sharma, secretary finance sector, Ministry of...