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...

BRIEF NEWS: May 24, 2011

Meeting held IMPHAL, May 23: A meeting of the High Powered Committee constituted under the Manipur Public Servant Personnel Liability Act with Chief Secretary as the chairman today has discussed issues related to appointment in Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and DRDAs without the approval of the Government. However, no definite decision has been taken over these issues. ——————————————— NCPCR...

Street Vendors Refuse To Give In, Storm Fruit Sellers’ Stalls

Evicted street vendors announcing pack up time. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 18: Refusing to give up without a fight, street vendors during a meeting held today have decided to pressurize the Government to allot seats to them at the top floors of the three newly constructed buildings of Khwairamband Bazar which are still lying vacant. The joint meeting held at the community hall of Majorkhul...

Academic Approach Adopted

IMPHAL, May 18: A joint educational research team from the Centre for Human Rights Duties Education and the Human Rights Department of Manipur University today visited the Imphal Central Jail, where the arrested agitating street vendors are being lodged, to take stock of their present condition. Around 25 women street vendors have been arrested and lodged in the Central Jail following their protest...

CM Holds Fort From Fuel Price To Parking Lots, Traffic Snarls Linked To Rise In Vehicles

Traffic snarl in Imphal which has become a routine affair. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 16: Attributing the problem of traffic congestion in Khwairamband Bazar area to the unprecedented increase in the number of vehicles in Manipur, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has explained that hike in the price of petroleum products like petrol and diesel is a worldwide phenomenon following rise in the...

Tale Of Struggle: Eviction Adds To Woes Of Existence

IMPHAL, May 16: ‘‘First my husband was shot dead and now I have no place to sell my goods at Khwairamband Bazar. I don’t know how I will feed my children’’, 30-year old Thoibi, a woman vendor said. For the last 7 years, Thoibi has been selling vegetables and other items along the roadside of Khwairamband Bazar braving the hot sun of the summer and the cold wind of the winter. With the meager...

Street Vendors’ Plight Concerns MU

MU students noting down grievances of women vendors at the new Lamphel market complex. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 14:  In the light of alleged difficulties thrust upon the street vendors on account of develop- mental activities taken up by the State Government at public places including Imphal city, steps have been taken up from today for con-ducting a detailed study on possible violation...

BRIEF NEWS: May 15, 2011

Locals banish incestuous couple IMPHAL, May 14: A case of incestuous relation, 53- year old man, who is related as a grandfather, has reportedly gone hiding along with a 33-year maiden. Denouncing such relationship, which is considered to be against social mores, the local residents have decided to banish the couple from the locality. According to information received by the press, 53-year old Oinam...

Thelagari to Cease Work

IMPHAL, May 4: In protest against the restriction imposed on the service of Thelagari (push-cart) inside Khwairamband Market area, all the Thelagaris would stay away from loading or unloading goods in- side the market area from 6 am of May 5 to 6 pm of May 6. Announcing this during a press conference today, general secretary of All Manipur Muthiya Workers’ Union Vijay Kumar Gupta said that the decision...

BRIEF NEWS: May 05, 2011

Dupester handed over to cops IMPHAL, May 4: Personnel of Imphal police station have reportedly taken into custody an individual on the charge of duping passengers by posing as conductor of Inter-State passenger service operator. The accused person identified as one Md Liyauddin (20) of Sangaiyumpham Cherapur but presently a resident of Hatta was apprehended by the police personnel from North AOC area...

Street Vendors-Govt On May 2 Collision Course

IMPHAL, Apr 28: Denouncing the State Cabinet decision to shift all the unlicensed street vendors from Khwairamband Bazar area to Lamphel by May 2, Khwairamband Keithel Street Vendors Co-ordinating Committee has retaliated and given May 2 as the deadline for the State Government to make necessary arrangements to accommodate the street vendors against the existing vacant plots on the top floors of the...

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...

New Home For Street Vendors Without License, Cabinet Eyes Lamphel Shopping Center

IMPHAL, Apr 25: The SPF Cabinet, during a meeting today, has decided to shift the un-licensed street vendors from Khwairamband Bazar to the shopping complex at Lamphel. In connection with the Cabinet meeting held this afternoon with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in the chair, spokesperson of the SPF Government, N Biren said that the Cabinet decided that the process of shifting the unlicensed street...