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Uncertainties Grip NH-53 Development

IMPHAL, May 11: The sudden and unexpected approval of the Government of India to hand over the task of maintaining the National Highway 53, which could in no way be motorable during the rainy season, to the Public Works Department of the State Government and instruction for construction of the road under... 

Farmers Face Grim Prospect Of ‘Price Hiked’ Urea

IMPHAL, Apr 1: It is unlikely that the State Government would be able to provide urea at its normal price to farmers this kharif season. An official source said that even though the price of urea remains at Rs 276.10 per bag till March 31 at MRP, the same would cost about Rs 600 in Manipur. The cost... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 08, 2011

RPF greets on International Women’s Day IMPHAL, Mar 7: The proscribed RPF has greeted the womenfolk of Manipur on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day may enable the Manipuri to make greater strides politically, economically and socially, the outfit conveyed... 

Of Rs 300 Crores Sanctioned, Only Rs 62 Crores Released Till Date, BRO DG Inspects NH-53

Slushy stretch on NH-53 offers the right place for buffaloes (file photo). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 4: Director General of Border Roads Organization (BRO) Lt Gen Ravi Shankar today assessed the work progress on National Highway-53. Apart from the road inspection, the DG also called on... 

RITES To Survey Routes For Inland Waterway

IMPHAL, Mar 1 :  Rail India Technical Evaluation Services (RITES) is set to conduct a survey to study the feasibility of opening an inland waterway on Barak River from Tipaimukh to Jiribam and from Jiribam to Lakhimpur. Taking due note of the viability of Barak river for transportation of bamboo and... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 02, 2011

JAC serves ultimatum IMPHAL, Mar 1: JAC of AMGEO and AMTUC has set March 9 as the deadline to translate into action agreements reached between employees’ bodies and the State Government on two earlier occasions, failing which employees will resume/relaunch cease work strike from the next day. In a... 

Fingers Pointed At BRTF For Sloppy Work, TDC Not Happy With Highway Work

A stretch on National Highway-53 (File). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 28: The Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) Manipur has expressed strong displeasure with the manner BRTF is working on Imphal–Jiribam section of NH-53. Speaking to media persons at their MG Avenue office this afternoon,... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 25, 2011

Yellow mustard IMPHAL, Feb 24: Cultivation of Yellow Mustard, locally known as Hungam Angouba, has been taken up successfully in Heikrujam area of Bishnupur district. Dean of Central Agricultural University (CAU) Prof N Iboton today conducted a field visit to inspect the site where Yellow Mustard have... 

BRO Works Under PWD Scanner

IMPHAL, Feb 19: Though BRO has been entrusted with the task of maintaining the stretch of National Highway 53 from Imphal to Jiribam, the Public Works Department of the State Government has been closely monitoring the progress of the work. An official source in the Public Works Department said that although... 

Shillong To Host NEC Meet Today

IMPHAL, Jan 19: The 3rd Working Group meeting of the North East Council (NEC) will be held at Shillong tomorrow. Apart from presentation of concept papers on developmental works by NE States including Sikkim, the meet will also deliberate on the projects to be taken up by NEC under the 12th Plan in these... 

Truck Terminus, Parking Lots On The Anvil

IMPHAL, Jan 18: One truck terminus each on NH-39 and NH-53 would be built within the 12th Five Year Plan period under the North Eastern Council (NEC) in addition to development of two multi storage car parking facilities at Khwairamband Keithel. According to an official source, the initiative to build... 

Air Service Likely To Come To The Rescue Of Imphal- Jiri Passengers, Chopper Service In The Pipeline

Air Service will be a boon to passengers taking this treacherous road. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 13: Helicopter service between Imphal and Jiribam is likely to become a reality very soon with Union Home Ministry and DONER Ministry all set to take up necessary measures in this regard. According... 

PAP Gone, Manipur To Monitor

IMPHAL, Jan 10: With the Centre lifting the Protected Area Permit (PAP) from Manipur for one year, the government has taken up necessary measures to monitor the inflow and movement of foreigners in the state. In its order dated December 30 last year, the home ministry (foreigners division) excluded the...