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EDITORIAL: Wheels Of Justice

The pictures remain as fresh as they were and while time may have done its bit of being the “best healer” the scar still remains and it will take more than the hands of a top cosmetic surgeon to remove it completely. It is now nearly two years since Th Rabina, a young pregnant housewife was shot... 

Recruitment Of Graduate Teachers- Academic Records, Not Test, The New Yardstick

IMPHAL, Mar 30: The State Cabinet has decided to appoint 1800 Primary and Graduate teachers on the basis of their academic performance without con-ducting any written test, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh announced, while inaugurating a training program of the Congress workers today. A State level special... 

Speed Boats Set For Duty At Barak

IMPHAL, Mar 30: State police personnel would be provided speed boats for maintenance of law and order along the Barak river area of Jiribam sub-division. Making the announcement during the inauguration of the newly constructed building of Imphal East district police headquarters at Porompat today, Director... 

Tamenglong Electricity Office Shut Down

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Giving vent to their anger and frustration over the frequent power cuts, leaving them literally in the dark, people of Tamenglong district today shut down the electricity office. A number of Zeliangrong civil bodies had earlier threatened to launch various forms of agitation if the State... 

Govt Depts Render RTI Act Toothless

A picture of the Treasury Office. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 30: Sloppy functioning in various departments under the Government of Manipur has created difficulties in entertaining information sought under Right to Information Act. According to sources in the office of State Chief Information... 

Headmaster Hurt In Grenade Attack

The wounded man and the blast created by the blast. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 30: The headmaster of a Primary School sustained injuries when a hand grenade lobbed by unidentified armed persons exploded at his house at Kwakeithel Thiyam Awang Leikai late evening today. According to information... 

Assam Polls: Tinsukia District, ULFA Faction To Slug It Out With Hindi Speakers

TINSUKIA, Mar 30: It is a tussle between the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Barua and the Hindi speaking people in Tinsukia district of Assam on the ensuing state assembly elections. Tinsukia district is situated in eastern Assam where it has often sent a couple of Hindi-speaking legislators... 

ZUF Decries Inavi Impasse

IMPHAL, Mar 30: The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), a militant outfit has said that it is minutely observing the development over Nagaland’s Beisimpuikam village and Naga United Village (Inavi) impasse. The ZUF also said it strongly condemned the attack of the Naga United Village (Inavi) on the Beisimpuikam... 
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Peace And Development Initiative, Youth Exhorted For Proactive Role

IMPHAL, Mar 30: A district level convention on youth initiative for the publicity of message of peace and peace in Manipur was organized under the aegis of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Imphal at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak complex here today. Executive Council member, Manipur University Presidents Nominee Dr Ch... 

Bodies Condemn Roger’s Killing

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Different bodies have condemned the killing of Irom Roger of Wangkhei Angom Leikai in an incident in which Minister N Biren’s son N Ajay was involved. Decrying the incident, Committee on Human Rights (COHR) Manipur expressed serious concern over misuse of power by VIPs/MLAs and their... 

Ukhrul Students Draw Attention

UKHRUL, Mar 30: Peeved with the last minute announcement of excluding their names from the ongoing High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination conducted by BoSEM, 31 students of Worrin High School, Lunghar drew attention of the concerned authority and student bodies in this regard. According to... 

Former UCM Prez Backs Sovereignty Aspiration

IMPHAL, Mar 30: To live independently is the aspiration of every citizens of the world, asserted former United Committee Manipur president advocate K Lanngamba. Addressing the gathering at a public meeting organized by numerous organizations at Wangjing in Thoubal district today as a resource person,... 
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HC Issues Notice To Govt Respondents

IMPHAL, Mar 30: The Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench today issued a notice of motion, returnable within four weeks, to State and Central respondents in connection with a writ petition filed by 14 job card holders of Naoriya Pakhanglakpa Gram Panchayat for nonpayment of unemployment allowance. The said...