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EDITORIAL: The Text Books Riddle

It is a classic case of a system gone hay wire, where the only language understood and acceptable is money-hard cash-or else how does one give a credible explanation for the shortage of text books prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur year after year. The system itself may be flawed... 

Motor Vehicle Bill ’11 Enforced, To Yield Rs 17 Crores

Vehicles parked in front of the Secretariat will be the new source of income for the Govt. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Apr 7: The Manipur Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill 2011 passed by the State Assembly during the last session has been approved by the Governor. The new Bill is expected... 

District Demand Under Consideration: CM

IMPHAL, Apr 7: Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has reportedly assured a delegation of Phungyar District Demand Committee that the Government is discussing whether Phungyar Assembly Constituency comprising four sub-divisions of Ukhrul district can be segregated for creation of Phungyar as the 10th district... 

Demand For Phungyar District On Collision Course, UNC Against Bifurcation Of Ukhrul District

IMPHAL, Apr 7: With the demand for the creation of Phungyar district becoming more vocal by the day, the United Naga Council (UNC) has asked “the so called Demand Committee (s)” to withdraw their representation submitted to the Government (s) immediately. The Phungyar District Demand Committee had... 

BSEM Fixes April 18 Deadline, Firms Warned To Deliver Or Face The Music

IMPHAL, Apr 7: Assuring that prescribed text books for class 1 to X published under the Board of Secondary Education; Manipur would be made available to the students by April 18, Board Secretary Lairenlakpam Rajmohan has announced that the contracts signed with the publishing firms would be terminated... 

18 Fertilizer Dealers Face The Axe

IMPHAL, Apr 7: The State Government has recommended to the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) to cancel dealership of 18 fertilizer dealers of the State. These 18 dealers never ferried fertilizers last year, stated an official source today. The official said that the recommendation... 
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It Is Raining Bombs! Protests Galore

Dharna staged against the bomb attack at Mayang Langjing. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Apr 7: In continued violence, unidentified armed persons triggered a bomb blast at the residence of the Upa-Adhyaksha of Imphal West Zilla Parishad while a hand grenade was left at the residence of the Deputy... 

Plebiscite Drive Continues Unabated

IMPHAL, Apr 7: While the security forces have been arresting, killing and torturing innocent people all in the name of counter insurgency operations in Manipur, the armed insurgents are also killing and torturing the people in the name of fighting for the cause of liberation of Manipur, general secretary... 

Healthy Lifestyle Stressed On World Health Day

IMPHAL, Apr 7: As in other parts of the globe, World Health Day was observed by various organizations in different parts of the State today. The theme for this year’s observance was ‘Combat drug resistance: No action today, no cure tomorrow’. Under the sponsorship of National Rural Health Mission,... 

KCP To Launch Drive Against PDS Agents

IMPHAL, Apr 7: Contending that BPL and APL families had been denied rice and sugar provisions by PDS agents for the last many years, the KCP (Marxist, Leninist and Maoist) group has asserted that stringent punitive action would be initiated against those found indulging in such malpractices. A KCP (Marxist,... 

Excess Slur On UKLF

IMPHAL, Apr 7: Villagers of Sugnu-Thingkangphai area have accused the UKLF of letting loose a ‘reign of terror’ in the intervening night of April 1 and 2. In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister O Ibobi, the villagers alleged that five well-armed UKLF cadres in full uniform led by its Sugnu town... 
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MSF Ready For Another Round Of Drive

IMPHAL, Apr 7: Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) has described acceptance by Secretary of Board of Secondary Education, Manipur L Rajmohan that some text books prescribed for class IX have been distributed in the market without the hologram of the Board which has come a day after he vehemently denied... 
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BRIEF NEWS: April 08, 2011

JAC pleas for peace IMPHAL, Apr 7: The JAC against Christian Persecution at Chingmeirong Rongmei (Kabui) Village, Imphal has submitted a memorandum to the Governor to intervene and contribute his mite in ensuring peace and tranquility prevails in the area. Calling upon the Governor for his intervention...