Students Protest Teachers-Government Standoff

Government school children protesting infront of the Raj Bhavan. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 12: A large number of Government school students tore and cast away books at the gates of Rajbhavan and near the CM‘s official bungalow this afternoon to protest non conduct of regular classes, as a consequence of the on-going stand-off between the agitating teachers and the State Government...

Protests Against Killings Gain Momentum, Nambol Stages Torch Rally Against Killing

A torch rally in progress to condemn the killing of Gambhir. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 21: Decrying the killing of Chungkham Gambhir of Nambol Kakyai Mayai Leikai, who was an Arangpham by profession, a protest torch rally was taken out by the local people today. In response to the joint call of the JAC formed in protest against the killing, the United Clubs’ Organization and the...

Protestors Stall Gaikhangam At Noney

IMPHAL, Dec 8: Tension ran high at Longmai (Noney) Bazar today with some protestors trying to prevent MPCC president Gaikhangam from attending a workers’ conference of the Congress party there. He was halted for almost one hour. Later on, addressing the workers’ conference, Gaikhangam said that Congress party does not believe in violence but in resolving any problem through peaceful talks. Gaikhangam...

Abducting Officials, The New Fad For Armed Groups

IMPHAL, Dec 6: While Chief Minister O Ibobi and his Cabinet colleagues enjoy round the clock security, with the CM being provided security by the Special Security Group from the CISF, there has been no stop to the rising cases of Government officials being waylaid and abducted by one armed group or the other for reasons not spelt out but known to all. This has naturally drawn the ire of the Opposition...

5 Cops Suspended For Unwarranted Lathi-Charge

IMPHAL, Oct 21: Five Thoubal District Police personnel, who were involved in baton charging and firing tear gas canisters that left at least 15 protestors injured, including a woman at Sangaiyumpham, on the night of October 19, have been suspended from service. According to an official source, the five police personnel have been suspended for the excesses committed on the protestors. The source, however,...