BRIEF NEWS: March 02, 2011

JAC serves ultimatum IMPHAL, Mar 1: JAC of AMGEO and AMTUC has set March 9 as the deadline to translate into action agreements reached between employees’ bodies and the State Government on two earlier occasions, failing which employees will resume/relaunch cease work strike from the next day. In a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, the JAC reminded the CM that after a prolonged...

Cops Out To Defame Journalists, Charges MPP

IMPHAL, Jan 6: The arrest of vice president of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and editor of Sanaleibak daily A Mobi by the police was an attempt to blot the image of journalists working in the State, MPP vice president Y Mangi has stated. Talking to media persons, Mangi, who is also in-charge of the party president, said such an attempt was very unfortunate and suspension of publication...

Why Journalists In Manipur Need To Cease Work Time And Again

JOURNALISTS UNDER SIEGE: The Indian government and its satellites in the state have continually built up a situation where the people have little else to look forward to every morning apart from their daily newspaper reads. Image Credit: Doren Oinam via Demotix No journalist worth his or her salt can ever want to see a day without one’s paper. But journalists in Manipur, time and again,...

Manipur Scribes’ Stir Continues

File Photo. Courtesy: Doren Oinam IMPHAL, Jan 1: Manipur scribes continued with their demonstration here on New Year’s Day today demanding immediate ‘˜unconditional release’ of the editor of a local vernacular daily. The state went without newspapers on New Year’s Day as editors and journalists continued with their ‘˜indefinite ceasework strike’ from Friday in...

O Joy Blunts CM’s Poll Prediction

IMPHAL, Dec 30: MLA O Joy of MPP has declared that no candidates of the ruling Congress party are sure shot winners in the upcoming local bodies’ election from Lilong Nagar Panchayat of Imphal West. At the most, just by chance one lucky Congress candidate may win in the election, that also by the narrowest margin, the firebrand Opposition MLA said in response to the charges of Congress leader. On...