Meghen Comes Down On Extortion Culture

GUWAHATI, Jun 9: Taking serious note of the growing culture of armed gangs donning the mask of revolutionaries and extorting from the public in the name of fighting for a cause, UNLF chairman RK Meghen, who is presently under the custody of the National Investigation Agency, has urged all to shun such a culture and start earning their own livelihood instead of draining the public. Speaking to reporters...

UGs Arrested

IMPHAL, May 20: Police have arrested three underground activists belonging to different groups from various parts of the State yesterday. According to a statement issued by Senior SP of Imphal West District, acting on credible information, Imphal West District Police Commandos arrested an active member of KYKL identified as S/S Sgt Langam Deva alias Sadananda alias Khamba alias Ibohal Singh s/o L Achou...

EDITORIAL: Umbilical Cord

Down the years, a political culture has taken such firm roots in Manipur, that there is the growing belief that Manipur can prosper only when there is a friendly Government in Delhi. This is perhaps one of the primary reasons why political parties like the Congress (I), with the odd BJP and the third front now and then, have been monopolizing the business of governing the State and why regional parties...

Security Beefed Up Ahead Of Home Minister’s Visit

IMPHAL, May 9: Beefing up security measures ahead of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s visit to the State, security forces have conducted search operations in different suspected areas today. The security team led by Imphal West DSP Ibomcha conducted search operations in different areas where the Union Home Minister’s would pass through. Search operations were conducted since early morning at...

ULFA Duo, Meghen Still In Interpol List

GUWAHATI, May 7: Years have passed since they were arrested, but the Interpol Red Corner notices slapped on ULFA’s general secretary, Anup Chetia, and foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury, and UNLF chairman Rajkumar Meghen are yet to be with-drawn. The notices were issued against the trio when they had escaped to foreign countries. After his arrest in November 2009, Choudhury was lodged in the Guwahati...

Landhoni Ends Fast, But Protest Still On

IMPHAL, Apr 28: Moirangthem Ningol Khoirakpam Ongbi Landhoni has suspended her fast but her protest against the ‘unjustified’ detention by National Investigation Agency (NIA) is still on, general secretary of All Manipur Women Reformation and Social Development Samaj Th Ramani has informed. Announcing this at a press conference in the office of the Samaj at BOAT, Palace Compound here today, Ramani...

BRIEF NEWS: April 29, 2011

No let up, NIA continues raid IMPHAL, Apr 28: After raiding Lamyanba Pakhang publications yesterday, the NIA (National Investigation Agency) team raided two private residences at Wangkhei today. A reliable source informed that the house located near Eastern Ground belongs to one Yumlembam Brajabidhu. Notably, the NIA team after raiding Lamyanba Pakhang seized some documents and a hard disk of the main...

NIA Raids Lamyanba Pakhang, Seizes Audit Reports

A computer at Ereibak from which the hard disc was removed and NIA sleuths after the raid. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 27: Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted a raid at the complex of Lamyanba Pakhang located at Palace Compound here. The raid was conducted by a team of NIA led by its SP Pani from 9.50am to 4.20 pm. The campus of Lamyanba was strictly kept off limit...

Rope In NIA To Probe Riha Ambush: BJP

IMPHAL, Apr 24: National spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prakash Javadekar, who arrived here today to over-see the State unit’s preparation for the forthcoming Imphal Municipal Council election, has expressed serious resentment over the SPF Government’s failure to address problems of adequate drinking water and electricity supply as well as unavailability of text books in the market. Talking...

BRIEF NEWS: April 22, 2011

Maunday Thursday Lessons for today’s rulers MPCC-(I)-chief-Gaikhangam-and-others-washing-the-feet-of-elders. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 21: Centre Church of the Manipur Baptist Convention came alive to the spirit of Maunday Thursday, which is a religious rite before Good Friday and recalls the humility of Lord Jesus Christ, who washed the feet of his disciples during the Last Supper. The...

NE Militant Arrested At IGI

NEW DELHI, Apr 4: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a suspected member of a banned insurgent group of Manipur with 200 kg of ephedrine, a banned drug, worth Rs 20 lakh, at the IGI Airport on Saturday. The accused is identified as Napoleon, said sources. “We had received information that two Manipur-based ‘criminals’ disguised as courier agents are carrying huge consignments...

Delhi Trader Helped Us Uncover NSCN Gun-Running: NIA

NEW DELHI, April 02: A WEST Delhi trader helped the National Investigation Agency (NIA) track the contacts of NSCN (IM) to a Thailand-based shipping agency. The Naga insurgent outfit was taking the help of shipping agent Kittichai Rimkeeratikul to transport consignment of arms and ammunition from China to Bangladesh from where these arms were to be brought to NSCN training camps. The NIA filed a 650-page...

MPA Deserters, Claims UNLF

IMPHAL, Mar 26 : The proscribed UNLF has clarified that MPA No 2037 Pvt Yensembam Manimatum alias Hemanta s/o Y Maimu of Keirao Lairembi Leikai and MPA No 2121 Pvt Gurumayum Lamkhaiba alias Gopal s/o late G Mangi of Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai were deserters who ran away from an MPA unit on February 9. Manimatum and Lamkhaiba were among the UG cadres who laid down arms before the IG AR (S) and the State...