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EDITORIAL: Vocal Silence

It could not have been due to sheer ignorance and no it could not have been due to sheer arrogance either, but the silence maintained by the common people of Manipur when the whole country was tuned into the voice of protest led by social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare for a more effective Lok Pal... 

Airtel Services Off In Manipur, After Mafia’s Ban

IMPHAL: Airtel services in Manipur were suspended from Saturday night leaving over three lakh subscribers in the State in the lurch. A statement by the All Manipur Airtel Workers Union said this was due to a ban order by an underground organization on the service provider till a settlement was reached. On... 

Mob Justice: Kids Orphaned, A Mockery Of Justice

The three kids orphaned by mob justice. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Apr 10: “For what reason was our mother murdered so brutally?” This is one question that is constantly haunting the young minds of the three children of Nursana and Mujibullah with no one to answer them. Nursana and Mujibullah... 

State Media Wise Up To RTI, Workshop Held

IMPHAL, Apr 10: A media workshop on Right to Information was organized today at Manipur Press Club by the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) under the sponsorship of the State Academy of Training. Speaking at the inaugural session as chief guest, State Information Commissioner Ch Birendra... 
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Ranjit Cracks Whip Against Non-Performing Firm

Works Minister K Ranjit issuing instructions. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 10: Works Minister K Ranjit has stated that befitting action would be initiated against Hukato Naga Company which took the contract for developing a stretch of NH-39 from Maram to Taphou Kuki but has failed to execute... 

Threats Issued To RTI Invokers

IMPHAL, Apr 10: Three residents of Pallel, who invoked the Right to Information Act to seek information with regard to development works undertaken by Pallel Gram Panchayat under the MGN-REGS, have reportedly been threatened by unidentified persons and their plea for police protection yet to evoke positive... 

Plebiscite Drive

Public meeting on Manipur-India conflict and people’s participation in resolving the conflict underway at Naharup. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Apr 10: In order to conduct plebiscite as a means of restoring peace in Manipur, an able political leader is needed, stated social activist P Premananda. In... 

Crafts Resource Center Inaugurated

IMPHAL, Apr 10: India’s first craft-based resource centre in cane and bamboo crafts has been opened at the premises of Women Income Generation Centre (WIGC), Thoubal Wangmataba today. The centre is being run by WIGC in association with State Bank of India (SBI), Secretariat Branch. SBI Secretariat... 
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BRIEF NEWS: April 11, 2011

Bandh threat IMPHAL, Apr 10: All Manipur DPC Faced Candidates Association for Primary and Hindi Graduate Teachers 2006 has said that it will impose a 24-hour State wide bandh with effect from April 15 midnight if the Government fails to declare the exact result submitted by the enquiry committee within...