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BRIEF NEWS: April 01, 2011

No aid from Govt on Lui-Ngai-Ni: UNC IMPHAL, Mar 31 : The organizing committee of 2011 Lui-Ngai-Ni celebration, the seed sowing festival of the Nagas, has said  “as we  have severed all political ties with the Govt of Manipur,” this year’s Lui-Ngai-Ni at Ukhrul was celebrated with-out... 

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... 

8 UGs Lay Down Arms, With Rehab As The Icing

Surrendered UGs at Leimakhong. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 24: Eight activists of different underground organizations have formally laid down arms at the Mantripukhri head-quarters of IGAR (South). The surrender ceremony was held in the presence of Director General of Police, Govt of Manipur... 

Uniqueness Of Manipur From Other NE States

Manipur is somewhat different culturally from the rest of the Northeast region because of the Vaishnav influence and some of the dance forms are very distinct and stylish. Along with dance forms, various martial arts are practiced here and the game of Polo is said to have originated in Manipur. Folklores... 

CM Drags PM To Phumdi

Recently the Chief Minister of Manipur had expressed his desire to dissolve the 9th Manipur Assembly prematurely to pave way for the next general elections ahead of its normal schedule, in the best interest of the students. What is encouraging is the understanding and the good sense the Chief Minister... 

Firewood Use Depletes Forests

Image via Wikipedia IMPHAL: The Manipur forest department’s effort to conserve the green cover has been thwarted by the state’s dependence on firewood for cooking. Statistics available at the state forest department said about 85.5 per cent of the total population of 24 lakh people of Manipur are... 

Amend Loktak Act: BJP

IMPHAL, Mar 13: BJP vice-president and ex-MLA Salam Ibohal has demanded that the Loktak Lake Protection Act 2006 should be amended within the ongoing Assembly session. Speaking to media persons at BJP office today, Salam Ibohal who is also the spokesperson of BJP State unit said that eviction of phumdi... 

Land Or Water Surface, CI-Ops Ready For Takeoff, Hovercrafts Inducted To Sanitize Loktak Lake

Chief Minister O Ibobi inagurating the induction of the hovercraft IMPHAL, Mar 7: With Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh handing over the three hovercrafts acquired for counter insurgency operations at Loktak Lake to the police formally today, Manipur police has become the first State police force in the... 

Rs 30 Crores Earmarked For Dam Project: CM, New Deadline Set For Maphou Dam Again

Chief Minister and his men inspect the work in progress at Maphbou dam. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 27: Setting a new deadline of completing the decades old Maphou Dam by December this year, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has stated that Rs 30 crores would be earmarked in the next budget for... 

Thanga Locals Raise Voice Against Loktak Act

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Raising strong voice against the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006, locals of Thanga Khunjao today set aflame of copies of the Act apart from taking out a protest rally. It may be mentioned that the State Government has taken up various measures, including displacement and rehabilitation... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 24, 2011

Hovercrafts arrive The hovercrafts procured from the US to flush out UG from Loktak Lake at the Toubul VDF post. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Fed 23: To flush out UGs from Loktak Lake, Hovercrafts would be inducted in the counter-insurgency operation from next month, SP of Bishnupur district K... 

Commandos To Get More Lethal Weapons

A model of MP5A3 Series which will be provided to the commandos. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 19: In a major improvement to its arsenal, Manipur Police Commandos would be equipped with deadly sub-machine guns of MP5A3 series which are being used by US troops in urban warfare. MP5A3 series... 

Decaying Vegetable Matter Threatens Manipur`s Loktak Lake

Phumdi barrier at Loktak Lake. Image Credit: indiawaterportal.org IMPHAL, Feb 18: Known as the only floating lake in the world, Manipur`s Loktak lake is facing a threat due to the huge decaying vegetable matter floating on the water. The unique fresh water lake faced a threat to its existence due to...