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Street Vendors’ Strike Call Evokes Tepid Response

Agitating women vendors stopping an autho-rickshaw and vegetables scattered by the protestors. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 7: The 48-hour general strike called by women street vendors evoked mixed response on the first day today as strike sup-porters managed to disrupt vehicular movement while... 

Villagers Pledge To Cut Off Water Supply Line

IMPHAL, May 7: Intensifying its lingering protest against shoddy and ‘distracting’ plan of water supply line, Thungcheng villagers of Chandel district have reaffirmed and pledged to cut off the NLCPR water supply line from Thungcheng village to Khambathel village. The decision was taken in a plenary... 

New Traffic System Impedes Drug Transport

IMPHAL, May 7: Asserting that the new road traffic rules of the Government has been causing serious impedance to transportation of life saving drugs, the All Manipur Chemists and Druggists Association (MCDA) has threatened to launch various forms of democratic agitation if the authority fails to take... 

World AIDS Orphans’ Day Observed

IMPHAL, May 7: Along with taking out a rally to spread the message of ensuring the rights due to every child to HIV affected children as well, World AIDS Orphans’ Day was observed at the Singjamei Chongtham Leikai office of FXB India Suraksha, Manipur Branch here today. To mark the occasion, a panel... 

Yidah Yearns For A Govt School

An under-construction school building at Yidah village. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 9: Contrary to the general scenario visible in the valley area, particularly Imphal area where many Government schools are dying due to absence or dwindling number of students, Yidah village located in Kamjong... 

RBI Team To Visit Moreh

IMPHAL, May 7: A four member team of officials of Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Exchange Department headed by DGM A Bhaskara Rao would visit Moreh tomorrow. The RBI team would convene a meeting of traders, importers and exporters of Moreh on May 9 at the Moreh Trade Centre. Later in the evening, another... 

Model Schools Give Ray Of Hope To HIV Affected Kids

IMPHAL, May 7: The Mo-del Schools that have been set up by the Government of Manipur with special emphasis on ensuring quality education are offering a ray of hope to HIV affected children as well. It is the aspiration of every parent to educate their children and send them to reputed schools with adequate... 

Paban Kumar Cannes Bound

IMPHAL, May 7: Award winning documentary and television director of Manipur Haobam Paban Kumar has been selected by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to participate in this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Paban Kumar, along with five other film makers of India enlisted by the Ministry will... 

‘Lecher’ Maiba Thrashed

IMPHAL, May 7: In addition to subjecting to a good thrashing, the house of a Maiba (local medicine man) has been attacked by an enraged mob on alleged charge of molesting a 13-year old girl on the pretext of treating her. Mother of the victim has claimed that she caught red-handed the Maiba identified... 
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Meet Renews Plebiscite Demand

IMPHAL, May 7: Once again a public meeting held at Nachou has resolved that people should be taken into confidence while resolving the Indo-Manipur conflict and a plebiscite should be conducted so that people can participate fully in the process. The meeting held at Gurumayum Mandop, Nachou under the... 

ULFA Duo, Meghen Still In Interpol List

GUWAHATI, May 7: Years have passed since they were arrested, but the Interpol Red Corner notices slapped on ULFA’s general secretary, Anup Chetia, and foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury, and UNLF chairman Rajkumar Meghen are yet to be with-drawn. The notices were issued against the trio when they... 

No License; Free For All: CM

IMPHAL, May 7: Appealing to street vendors to call off the general strike, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has categorically stated that street vendors may occupy the vacant ground in front of Shankar Talkies, Lamphel on first come, first serve basis but no license would be issued as it is open to all. It... 

BRIEF NEWS: May 08, 2011

Road mishap claims couple IMPHAL, May 7: A couple has been killed in a fatal road mishap that occurred at Utlou along Imphal–Churachandpurroad at about 8 am today. The couple was travelling in an auto-rickshaw when the auto-rickshaw was rammed by a Tata Winger passenger van(MN-05C/0254). Five...