Decks Cleared For Visa On Arrival

IMPHAL, Nov 2: Visa on arrival facility would be opened ahead of the Manipur Sangai Festival 2014 at Moreh and Tulihal International Airport. Due training of officials and staff who would man the regional passport office at Imphal has also been completed. A high ranking official of Home Department informed that necessary infrastructure for opening visa on arrival facility at Moreh have been procured....

President Of Tamil Sangam, Moreh Unmasked, Drug Baron Held, Trial In Delhi

RAIPUR/IMPHAL, Jul 17: The mask has been pulled off the president of Tamil Sangam, Moreh with the police arresting him on charges of being a drug baron, responsible for smuggling Cocaine from across the international border. V Shekhar, who earned his fortune and wealth at Moreh, in Manipur, is today charged not only with smuggling drugs but also for engineering the murder of one Rajesh Dagar some time...

Local Dynamics, Universal Context: Border Trading Through Moreh, Manipur

A small hill town in the state of Manipur bordering Myanmar, Moreh has come to be the focus of a great deal of attention since it was declared a Free Trade Zone by the Government of India in 1995. Though there are literally no reliable official estimates of the volume of the trade that passes through this town, the need for promoting trade through this point has by now produced a substantial body of...

Communication Woes Choke Moreh

MOREH, Jun 11 : In terms of telecommunications, the border town of Moreh has been coping with frequent break downs in the network and remaining cut off from the rest of the State quite often due to snapping of optical fiber cables (OFC) four/five times between June 1 and June 11, reports our correspondent. The snapping of the OFC connecting Imphal and Moreh has been causing serious difficulties to...

Border Fencing Upsets Village Life In Moreh

The international border fencing that demarcates boundaries of India and Myanmar. Image Credit: Sangai Photo MOREH, May 9 : With the border fencing now completed up to Border Pillar No 79 near Moreh Ward No 5, Muslim Basti, traditional lifestyle of many villages located along the Myanmar border have been drastically affected. Muslim Basti having 315 households with a total population of about 1500...

RBI Team To Visit Moreh

IMPHAL, May 7: A four member team of officials of Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Exchange Department headed by DGM A Bhaskara Rao would visit Moreh tomorrow. The RBI team would convene a meeting of traders, importers and exporters of Moreh on May 9 at the Moreh Trade Centre. Later in the evening, another meeting of traders, ex- porters and importers of Manipur would be held at Classic Hotel here. The...

Moreh Fire Service In Dire Straits

Cracks in the building of the Moreh Fire sub-station being pointed out. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 17: Inspite of congestive nature of houses/buildings in the commercial hub Moreh the lone fire Sub-station in the border town is reportedly unreliable thereby endangering the residents. Hill Tribal Council president Jangmang Haokip talking to The Sangai Express expressed that lack of initiative...

China Entices Myanmar As India Struggles To ‘Look East’

The Chinese National Petroleum Corporation has offered aid worth $6 million to Myanmar for building hospitals. This is no philanthropy, but an exercise aimed at pushing Myanmar to speed up laying the planned 878 km-long crude pipeline. In other words, a move to secure China’s access to Myanmar’s oil reserves.1 Simultaneously, a 2,389 km pipeline from Kyakphu in Myanmar to China’s Yunnan province...

Moreh Bandh To Demand Clear Demarcation Starts

Women folk blocking the Imp-Moreh road during the bandh. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. MOREH, Feb 18: An indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh section of NH-39 has begun since last midnight in protest against the Government’s failure to distinctly demarcate the boundaries between Kwatha village and Leibi village. A large number of Kwatha villagers came out of their village and blocked NH-39 near Kwatha...

Manipur’s Insurgents Sow Loans, Reap Support

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: Intelligence sources have revealed that Manipur’s insurgent outfits are investing heavily in traditional micro-financing schemes. United National Liberation Front, the leading insurgent group in Manipur, has been on a loan-giving spree for the last five years. A substantial part of the banned outfit’s annual budget, prepared by professional accountants, goes towards the financing...

China Outward Bound Through Myanmar

Image Credit: www.internationalsteam.co.uk CHIANG MAI – Myanmar is set to become an important regional rail hub connecting China and India with markets in Southeast Asia and beyond should proposed spending plans come to fruition. As with many infrastructure developments across the region, Beijing is the driving force behind the ambitious designs. China plans to construct several routes linking...

COPTAM’s 60-hr Bandh On The Card

IMPHAL, Dec 13: The Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas, Manipur (COPTAM) has today communicated its decision to move ahead with its proposed 60-hour general strike in all the hill districts of Manipur starting from 5 pm of December 15 and till 5 am of December 18. Information conveyed by its information and publicity wing said that inspite of the inconveniences at this juncture; COPTAM has been...

Moreh Draws Myanmar Students

IMPHAL, Dec 4: In the aftermath of the launch of formal border trade between India and Myanmar through Moreh and Tamu, a number of Myanmarese students have started coming to Moreh to learn English at private schools located at the border town on the Indian side. Myanmarese students are also studying English medium text books published in different parts of India even at Mandalay. This was observed...