EDITORIAL: Confusion. Thy Name Is Manipur, Method Behind The Madness

Confusion. This perhaps sums up the Manipur that we know today. To this we may add Anarchy and Chaos for the images that come to mind whenever we talk about Manipur invariably means a place where everything has turned topsy-turvy and everything that represents a set order or system is turned on its head to such an extent that 2 plus 2 is no longer 4 but depends on how the persons responsible for calculating...

CM Highlights SPF’s Education Agenda

IMPHAL, May 13: The process for upgradation of 600 primary schools which are under the Government into model schools has already been started with funding from Ministry of DoNER, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has informed. Addressing a special training on the flagship programs/schemes organized by Tamenglong District Congress Committee at Longmai (Noney) under Nungba sub-division as chief guest today,...

EDITORIAL: Umbilical Cord

Down the years, a political culture has taken such firm roots in Manipur, that there is the growing belief that Manipur can prosper only when there is a friendly Government in Delhi. This is perhaps one of the primary reasons why political parties like the Congress (I), with the odd BJP and the third front now and then, have been monopolizing the business of governing the State and why regional parties...

Congress Leader Unmasks Nipamacha

IMPHAL, Apr 22: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (I) vice president Sagolsem Achouba has claimed that former Chief Minister W Nipamacha Singh has applied for re-entry to the Congress party inspite of going on record to work for the defeat of the national political organization. Interacting with some newspersons today Achouba dismissed as unfounded and flimsy Nipamacha’s assertion that he was approached...

CM Warns Against Pocketing PCI Funds

IMPHAL, Apr 21: Stating that any Minister should resign from their respective post immediately if they were found pocketing the fund provided by the Planning Commission of India for the developmental activities of the State, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has maintained that he would do the same and resign from the post of Chief Minister if he had done anything wrong. Addressing a one-day district level...

Garbage Drive

IMPHAL, Apr 21: In view of the choked drainage system of Imphal city and surrounding areas which often leads to inundation of roads and streets when there is a drizzle even for a few hours, Zero Garbage Campaign taken up by the Imphal Municipal Council in its 27 wards would now encompass drainage systems. For clearing drainage systems, the IMC would sanction Rs 3 lakhs for each ward. Notably, the Zero...

CM Talks Tough Against Fund Misuse

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Issuing a stern warning, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has stated the Govt has devolved necessary power including administrative and financial power to local bodies at the grassroots level like Autonomous District Council, Zilla Parishad and Gram Panchayats. However, if the fund was misused or the utilization certificates were not submitted in time, the power would be withdrawn. Addressing...

EDITORIAL: Not Rhetoric, Action Wanted

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi’s declaration to take up befitting actions against the perpetrators of the April 15 ambush on Phungyar MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing at Riha village in Ukhrul district was only logical and what was expected from a Government. It is not only about the particular Riha ambush, whether it is ambush or attack by proscribed or non-proscribed groups, it is generally expected from...

Ibobi’s Statement Cloaked In Obscurity: RPF

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi’s statement presented at a function held at Hqs IG AR (S) Mantripukhri on April 13 was cloaked in obscurity and was not fully comprehensible, alleged the proscribed RPF. Uttering insincere statements would only multiply the complexity of the Indo-Manipur conflict and add to the misery of the beleaguered people, the outfit asserted in a press release issued...

AMUCO Decries Thoubal Killing, Roger’s Murder

IMPHAL, Apr 5: The All Manipur United Clubs’ Organization (AMUCO) has strongly condemned the killing of an innocent woman because of indiscriminate firing by Assam Rifles on April 2 at Thoubal. Saying that the Chief Minister and the MLA have been working hard to avert any mass movement against the killing by promising Court of Enquiry, job to the bereaved and a large amount of money, the AMUCO asked...

CM Opens SBI Branch In Churachandpur

Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh speaks during the training programme at YPA Hall, New Lamka. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. LAMKA, April 2: Chief Minister O Ibobi today inaugurated a new SBI branch at Tuibuong here while he also attended a training program on the flagship schemes of the SPF government alongside MPCC(I) president Gaikhangam at YPA hall, New Lamka. A long pending aspiration of the locals,...

BRIEF NEWS: March 30, 2011

Two killed in flash flood LAMKA, Mar 29: Flash floods triggered by heavy showers that hit the interior sub-divisions of Churachandpur district yester- day claimed the lives of two individuals in separate incidents while two others had a narrow escape, according to a belated report received today. As heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Thanlon sub-division yesterday evening, three jhum farmers...

Assembly Okays Motor Vehicle Bill

IMPHAL, Mar 25: Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed the Motor Vehicle Taxation Amendment Bill 2011 which on becoming an Act is expected to fetch an annual revenue of Rs 12 crores to the State exchequer. The Bill seeks to levy ‘green tax’ on vehicles that have passed the standard operational limit and is considered a pollutant. The income thus generated will be used in pollution control measures. Presenting...