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State To Consult Experts For Protecting Keibul Lamjao

IMPHAL, Jun 18: Taking note of the expert opinion on the threat posed to the natural habitat of brow-antlered deer, Sangai from rampant growth of a type of grass known as Para Grass in Keibul Lamjao National Park, Department of Forest & Environment, Government of Manipur has decided to rope in the... 

Fishermen Rolls Up Sleeves To Defy Act

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Contending that the provisions of Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006 is a direct challenge to their rights, fishermen who depend on Loktak Lake for livelihood have threatened to launch intense agitation if the said Act is not abolished. A joint meeting of the fishermen held at... 

Press Release: Puducherry Chapter Of The Save Loktak Lake Campaign Concluded

PRESS RELEASE Puducherry [16th April 2011] NECEER Puducherry Chapter of the Save Loktak Lake Campaign concluded Save Loktak Lake Campaign at Pondicherry Rock Beach Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign, Puducherry chapter ended today successfully. The city chapter ended with a signature campaign at Pondicherry... 

Bodies Condemn Roger’s Killing

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Different bodies have condemned the killing of Irom Roger of Wangkhei Angom Leikai in an incident in which Minister N Biren’s son N Ajay was involved. Decrying the incident, Committee on Human Rights (COHR) Manipur expressed serious concern over misuse of power by VIPs/MLAs and their... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 29, 2011

Inferno that broke out in North AOC. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. Devastating fire at North AOC wreaks havoc IMPHAL, Mar 28: At least 10 kiosks were razed into cinders in a fire that broke out at North AOC this evening. According to information received from Manipur Fire Service, the fire broke out at... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 22, 2011

AITUC Stir IMPHAL, Feb 21: Around 300 delegates from Manipur will participate in the proposed March to Parliament to be launched under the aegis of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) against rising inflation and corruption on February 23 at New Delhi. Informing this during a press conference at Irabot... 

Rs 26 Crores Road Beautification For State

NEW DELHI Feb 7:  The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. 26, 83, 00,000 crores (Rs. Twenty six crores and eighty three lakhs only) for construction of rural roads in Manipur under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The sum is from the special window created in NABARD... 

Power Components Rot At Kangla

Transformers and transmission components kept in the open inside Kangla Fort. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 4: Even as Electricity Department is undertaking a hectic disconnection drive targeting unauthorized consumers as well as consumers with overdue bills, a large number of electric transformers... 

Legal Literacy Program

IMPHAL, Jan 23: A legal literacy awareness program was held today at Keibul Lamjao Sagram Makha community hall under the joint aegis of the Wild Life Wing of Forest Department, Sangai Protection Forum, Rural Life Foundation and Environmental Social Reformation with assistance from the Bishnupur District... 

Telipati Locals Protest Bomb Blast

(Top) Building damaged by the impact of the blast and Telipati residents staging a sit-in protest. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 22: Vehemently protesting setting off a powerful bomb at late night yesterday, residents of Telipati area resorted to road blockade of the Imphal–Ukhrul route... 

Karang Locals Threaten To Boycott Poll

IMPHAL, Jan 16: Karang locals staged sit-in-protest today in connection with the demand for road connectivity between Karang islet and the adjacent Thanga. In case the State Government do not act positively to the demand Karang electorates would boycott the forthcoming general elections, resolved the... 

Arangpham Shot Dead

IMPHAL, Jan 12: In continuing violence, unidentified armed persons shot dead a 57-year old elderly person engaged in the profession of Arangpham last night. The incident came amid the public protest against the killing of Chairman of Board of Secondary Education, Manipur Dr Naorem Kunjabihari by unidentified... 

Keibul Lamjao Tops UNESCO Priorities

The Sangai... Image Credit: Ryan Somma via Wikipedia. IMPHAL, Jan 11: Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only natural habitat for the world famous brow antlered deer called Sangai is at the top of the proposed list of UNESCO for declaration as natural heritage site of the world, Principal Chief Conservator...