Survey Underway For Imphal Ring Road

IMPHAL, Nov 10: Survey for resettlement and rehabilitation of areas likely to be affected by greater Imphal ring road which would be constructed with necessary investment from Asian Development Bank (ADB) through South Asian Socio-Economic Cooperation (SASEC) has been initiated. The survey began after MK Mohanti and Associates was appointed as the consultant, informed an official source. After the...

Oil Exploration: Boon Or Bane For Manipur

Manipur has been known as a ‘golden land.’ True indeed, as oil is today’s gold and deposits have been confirmed in several parts of the region. One might presume oil and natural gas discovery in Manipur could propel strife-torn, conflict-ridden, cash-strapped, places like Manipur to new economic and political heights, liberating them from shackles of poverty, conflict, political imbroglios, and...

Rail Project Runs Into Multiple Obstacles, Works Face Suspension, Meeting 2014 Deadline Looks Remote

One of the tunnels drilled for the rail track. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jul 1: In addition to the problem of land dispute, deplorable condition of National Highway-53 from Imphal to Jiribam has impeded the ongoing construction work of laying the rail track from Jiribam to Tupul, which is set to be completed by 2014. A joint official team which included Director of Transport Department BK...

60 Trucks Stranded In Assam As Blockade Chokes NH-53, Jiri Demand For District Intensifies

A file picture of NH-53 and map of Jiribam sub-division. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 13: At least sixty loaded freight trucks bound for Imphal have been stranded at Jirighat in Assam as the five-day economic blockade on National Highway 53 entered the third day today following the demand for a full fledged Jiribam district intensified. Jiribam is situated on the Manipur-Assam border which...

Rail Line Runs Into Compensation Bump

A map of the Imphal Jiri rail line with work on in full swing (File photo). Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 6: Several village authorities have decided to halt the track laying work of the Jiribam-Tupul railway line from June 13 in case the concerned authorities failed to give away the pending compensation to Langkhong village which has been severely affected by the railway project. Speaking...

BRIEF NEWS: May 25, 2011

Girls missing IMPHAL, May 24: Two girls, one 16 years and the other 13 years old, have been reportedly missing from their respective residences at Keibi Kumuda since May 17. According to a statement issued by Officer in-charge of Lamlai Police Station, Mutum Dineshwori Devi (16) d/o Mutum Nabadeep Singh of Keibi Kumuda Leikai and Mutum Phajabi Devi (13) d/o Mutum Achouba Singh of Keibi Kumuda Makha...

Coaching Class For Minority Students Begins

IMPHAL, May 22: A six-month long coaching class for students from economically backward minority community has commenced from today at Azad High School, Yairipok. The coaching class for class VI to X standard students is being organized by Manipur Minority and OBC Economic Development Society with the financial assistance of Department of Welfare for Minorities and OBC, Govt of Manipur. Inaugural program...

BRIEF NEWS: May 21, 2011

Student bodies fix June 15 deadline IMPHAL, May 20: Four prominent student bodies have warned that intense agitation will be initiated if the assurance given by Education Minister DD Thaisii of making available of text books is not materialized within June 15. In a joint press conference held at KSA office, leaders of AMSU, DESAM, KSA and MSF said, the assurance was made by the Minister in a meeting...

No Electricity, No Road Connectivity, Boat Trip The Sole Means Of Communication, Jiri Hamlet Caught In A Time Warp, No Change Since ’64

A ramshackle structure passes off as the lone primary school in this Jiri village. Image Credit: Sangai Photo JIRI, May 18: Boroikhal is a village in Jiribam sub-division, Imphal East district which is in the news today for all the wrong reasons-long years of negligence. The said village is about 15-kilometre away from the sub-divisional headquarters comprising of 13 houses with a total of 60 people,...

BRIEF NEWS: May 17, 2011

JHM to contribute to tsunami relief IMPHAL, May 16: As a goodwill gesture to tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan, the staff of Japanese Hospital Manipur will contribute the amount of one month’s salary to the relief fund of the worst ever natural calamity. A seven-member team of World War-II Victims Memorial Hospital Trust Manipur will leave for New Delhi to handover the amount to the Japanese...

Club Reminds CM Of NH-53 Existence

IMPHAL, Apr 29: Asking the Chief Minister to take some interest in the development of National Highway 53 from Imphal to Jiribam just like any other development works like the Capital Project, Khuga Dam, etc, United Club NH-53, Manipur has suggested that the Chief Minister should conduct an inspection tour on the present condition of NH-53 along with his Cabinet colleagues. Addressing a press conference...

BRIEF NEWS: April 30, 2011

Youth waiting for surrender dies IMPHAL, Apr 29: An 18 year old youth who was handed over to the Army to surrender died under mysterious circum- stances. Salam Sanjoy alias Bono (18) s/o Kamini of Tera Moirang Hanuba Leirak under Lamphel police station Imphal West district was handed over to 12th Maratha Light Infantry attached to Patsoi police station by some women including his mother Sushila this...

BRIEF NEWS: April 28, 2011

Kakching protests IMPHAL, Apr 27: Police swung into action today to disperse a sit-in- protest at Kakching Bazar and foil an attempt to take out a rally in protest against holding the training program of the Congress party on flagship programs for Chandel district at Khangshim village, which the protestors claim to be a part of Thoubal district. Since early morning today, all the shops in Kakching...