‘Ima Markets Should Accommodate Evicted Vendors’

We are around 4000 street vendors. We are represented by Roadside Vendors Welfare Association, Khwairamband Keithel, Manipur Keithel Nupi Marup, Khwairamband Keithel, Manipur Keithel Phambi Apunba Lup, Khwairamband Keithel. Our organizations are members of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) which is a federation of more than 540 street vendors’ organizations in India. The Imphal...

Biometrics Enrolment Begins In Ukhrul

UKHRUL, May 23: For the first time in the census population counting history of the district a new Biometric enrolment was officially launched under National Population Register (NPR) with much fanfare here at Town Hall today. During the impressive function organized under the aegis of the Sub-Divisional Officer/Charge officer Ukhrul, Rajan Vishal IAS, the Biometric Enrolment was inaugurated by the...

Bharat Nirman Campaign Kicks Off In Tamenglong

TAMENGLONG, May 17: A three- day long Public Information Campaign on the flagship programs of the Central Government has begun from today at the Indoor Stadium of Tamenglong district headquarters. Vice Chairman of Hill Area Committee (HAC) MLA Khangthuanang Panmei and Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong district K Panmei, IAS were respectively chief guest and president of the inaugural function of the...

Director Refutes NGOs Allegations

IMPHAL, May 10: even though some Chandel-based NGOs have raised a hue and cry alleging irregularities in the appointment of DOT Supervisors, Director (Health) Dr S Ibomcha has asserted all prescribed norms were followed in the recruitment process. Speaking to some news-persons today, Dr Ibomcha said the DOT Supervisor recruitment exercise was carried out in accordance to the State Cabinet approval...

BRIEF NEWS: May 06, 2011

State schools IMPHAL, May 5 : With a view to the impart computer education to students of 260 schools under the Government of Manipur, the State Government has signed an MoU with a firm based outside the State in this regard. An official source informed that students and teachers would be given computer training under Boot Model (Boot–Built Own Operated and Transfer) which was initiated by the Centre...

BRIEF NEWS: April 27, 2011

Folk songs recorded IMPHAL, Apr 26: The Natural & Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative (NCHCI), a Delhi-based NGO organized a two-day documentation of Naga Folk Music at Ringui (Tongou) village in Ukhrul district on 22nd and 24th April. Altogether 50 songs from Zingtun (West) area were recorded at the event and the various types of songs included Rai Laa (war song), Thisham Laa (song to departed...

Corruption Still Incurable?

“Corruption is the enemy of development and good governance and we should seek systemic changes to deal with the issue” is what President Pratibha Patil urged the Government and Opposition in her Republic Day speech. Though corruption is not a unique Indian phenomenon, it is all-pervasive. Recently it becomes the most serious problem of the country. A series of scandals, scams like the Adarsh Society...

Rights Activist Demeans NHRC

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Lamenting that National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has not said any-thing with regard to the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 nor its officials ever visited Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been fasting for more than 10 years demanding re-peal of the Act, executive director of Human Rights Alert Babloo Loitongbam has remarked that the only thing that is impressive...

Tangkhul Bodies Resent, Flay Media

UKHRUL, Apr 18 : The Tangkhul frontal organizations have strongly resented the April 15, 2011 ambush laid on the Phungyar A/C MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing at Riha village while urging media houses to abstain from publishing ‘baseless’ news. In a press release made available to The Sangai Express, the Tangkhul apex bodies—Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL), Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL/Youth Council), Tangkhul...

Govt Apathy Disappoints Ukhrul Students

UKHRUL, Apr 1: The Students’ Union of Pettigrew College (SUPC), Ukhrul and Ukhrul Students Union (HKL) have expressed strong reservations over prolonged negligence of the State Government towards infrastructural developments of Pettigrew College. While speaking at a press conference, SUPC secretary AS Perminas flayed Government’s indifferent attitude to the grievances of the students of the college. He...

Union Budget 2011 For Agricultural Sector

Union Finance Minister presented India’s budget for the financial year beginning in April 2011. The budget covers (a) Taxes, (b) Subsidies, (e) Fiscal Deficit, (d) Sector Spending, (e) Agriculture, (f) On the state of the economy, (g) Spending, (h) Revenue, (i) Growth inflation expectations, G) Disinvestment, (k) Borrowing, (1) Policy reforms and for some more areas for development. The overall budget...

Delivering Resources To People —In The Context Of Manipur—

On the April 10, 2009 issue of this newspaper, I had written an article titled ‘Hill Millionaires’. This article was written soon after my return from Ukhrul district where I had gone to plan for an Integrated Watershed Development Project (IWDP). I had described in this article how, by growing Kiwi and large cardamom, the jhumiars, who today find it difficult even to meet both ends, could be made...

Microfinance Program In North-East India

A microfinance customer of Ujjivan Financial Services, a Bangalore-based Microfinance Institution. Image Credit: Microfinance Focus. Microfinance program, such as the SHG-BLP, has been extending credit to poor households using innovative delivery approach like group lending. In spite of being successful, there are still disparities in the program in its level of progress across different parts of the...