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EDITORIAL: Tears For Fears

The tears that flow down the cheeks of the average man and woman of Manipur are no longer tears of sadness or tears of happiness. Nor is it a reflex action of the tear ducts to an external force for which there is as yet no scientific explanation but at the same time, no one can take away the fact that... 

Road Rage? Enmity? The Motive? No Answers Yet But … IFCD Minister Biren’s Son Shoots Youth To Death

Sister and mother let go of their emotions. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 24: Youth Affairs and Sports Minister N Biren’s son shot dead a student at Ghari along Airport Road at about 2.45 pm of March 20. Irom Roger (21) of Wangkhei Angom Leikai was travelling in a car (i-20, MN-01W/7482)... 

8 UGs Lay Down Arms, With Rehab As The Icing

Surrendered UGs at Leimakhong. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 24: Eight activists of different underground organizations have formally laid down arms at the Mantripukhri head-quarters of IGAR (South). The surrender ceremony was held in the presence of Director General of Police, Govt of Manipur... 

Meghen Throws Plebiscite Ball/Test To CM

GUWAHATI, Mar 24: Noting that Okram Ibobi was the first Chief Minister of States under the Government of India to openly talk about plebiscite in the State Assembly, UNLF Chairman RK Meghen has stated that the credibility of the Chief Minister’s statement would be decided by subsequent actions. The... 

India’s Put On Concern For NE Region… Delhi Eyes Only Land, Not The People

IMPHAL, Mar 24: The security of the Indian State is dictated more by territorial integrity than its people, said Namrata Goswami of the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis, Delhi.  Goswami said this on the first day of the three-day colloquium held at Senate Hall, Manipur University, Canchipur... 

ATSUM Resumes Economic Blockade

LAMKA, Mar 24: Adding more teeth in the charter of demands put before the Govt, the All Tribal Stu-dents’ Union, Manipur has gone ahead and imposed economic-blockades along the State’s two lifelines, as announced earlier. NNN reports that 70 loaded trucks are stranded at Mao Gate. ‘We resumed... 

IMC Set For Expansion

IMPHAL, Mar 24: In view of the relatively small area of Imphal city, hectic considerations are being made to upgrade Imphal Municipal Council to Imphal Municipal Corporation by adding some new wards so that development programs can be initiated at a wider scale. This was stated by Chief Minister Okram... 

Mishaps Claim Six

IMPHAL, Mar 24: At least six persons in different road mishaps that occurred during the just concluded Yaoshang festival. According to police sources, the first incident occurred at Lukhumbi Part III under Nungba police station in Tamenglong district on March 21. There, one tractor operator from Lunasar... 
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Excess Slur On Sugnu Commandos

IMPHAL, Mar 24: The Kuki Students’ Organization  (KSO) Gunpi Area and the Kuki Women Human Rights (KWHR) have accused police commandos attached at Sugnu police station of harassing and assaulting innocent civilians in inebriated condition. They have also demanded removal of commandos from Sugnu police... 

Explain Ground Rules Demands Doukhomang

IMPHAL, Mar 24: Saikul AC MLA Doukhomang Khongsai had demanded that the Government should explain the ground rules of the Suspension of Operation (SoO) pact clearly to the public. This would help in not only restoring peace but also in safeguarding integrity of the State, he said. Doukhomang was speaking... 
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BRIEF NEWS: March 02, 2011

6.8-magnitude quake strikes NE Myanmar; 1 dead YANGON, Myanmar – A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, killing one woman and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated. The quake hit in an area where Myanmar, Thailand and Laos meet, about 70 miles...