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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... 

Not A Question Of Who Blinked First

After nearly two months of the media, under the aegis of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ union, boycotting all positive news related to the SPF Government, particularly the Home Department, for arresting the Editor of Sanaleibak daily A Mobi on alleged trumped up charges on December 29, 2010,... 

Wrong Arm Of The Law

Whoever coined the term, ‘˜Long Arm of the Law’ could not have been a dullard and it certainly must have required a bit of wit, a sharp observation and some knowledge of how the law of the land and more importantly its manner of enforcement, impact on the lives of its citizens. In its most... 

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... 

Scribes Knock On Jagat’s Door

Manipur Governor Gurbachan Jagat... IMPHAL, Jan 4: Manipur journalists today called on Governor Gurbachan Jagat to seek his intervention in the editor’s arrest case and staged a protest rally here to demand justice. A. Mobi, 55, editor of the daily, Sanaleibak, and vice-president of the All Manipur... 

NFNE Supports Manipur Journalists’ Agitation, Urged Government To Act

National Federation of Newspapers Employees has extended moral support to the agitating journalists of Manipur, who have been demanding an unconditional release of an editor of a local daily. The media persons of the State under the banner of All Manipur Working Journalists Union pushed the authority...