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Street Vendors Mount Pressure For Plot

A woman vendor selling flowers at Khwairamband Keithel, Imphal. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 8:  While welcoming the welfare measures for street vendors being initiated by the State authorities, Roadside Vendors’ Welfare Association and Khwairamband Keithel Street Vendors Co-ordinating... 

Girl Child Hatred Syndrome Continues To Haunt Mothers

Gulapsaha with her child at a short stay center IMPHAL, Dec 27: “When I was seven months pregnant, my in-laws insisted on aborting the child with the threat that the child would be sold off if it is born. Only when the doctor told them that the mother would die if the child is to be aborted at... 

Transporters Call Off Strike

IMPHAL, Dec 27:All contentious issues regarding increment in transport charges for transporters engaged in transporting petroleum products to Manipur have been resolved at a meeting held on December 24 at Classic Hotel between IOC officials headed by NEISO General Manager A Pandian and petroleum pro-duct... 

Dip In Mercury Sends Charcoal Prices Soaring

Charcoal selling has suddenly become the latest market bug IMPHAL, Dec 23: With the onset of winter and cold waves gripping Manipur for the last few days, the price of charcoal in the market has been soaring in direct proportion to its demand. At one time, every household in Manipur used to have Phunga... 

Hawkers Demand Proper Plot

IMPHAL, Dec 23: The Educated Unemployed Youth Cloth Vendors and Hawkers’ Association has demanded provision of proper trading plots at the temporary market shed located along BT Road. A meeting organized by the Association at Manipur Press Club and attended by its members in the presence of women... 

Six More Poachers Surrender

IMPHAL, Dec 22: Six more poachers who used to hunt wild animals including rare and endangered Sangai inside Keibul Lamjao National Park have surrendered to the Deputy Conservator of Forest (Park and Sanctuary) today. Within the current year, the Forest Department has so far collected Rs 1, 10,000 as... 

Cornered Poacher Surrenders In Keibul Lamjao

The Sangai is an endemic, rare and endangered Brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur, India... IMPHAL, Dec 20: The son of a Forest Guard deployed in Keibul Lamjao National Park for the protection of Sangai and other animals has been found to be among the poachers engaged in spreading and laying net... 

Keibul Lamjao Rescue Center For Sangai On The Way

IMPHAL, Dec 14: Even as motorbikes have been provided to help the forest guards more mobile in protecting the Sangai in Keibul Lamjao National Park, a rescue center for the endangered species is being developed inside the Park along with assistance from the Wild Life Institute of India. According to... 

Save Loktak: It Also Needs Passion

It is not merely a case of the script ‘Save Loktak,’ going horribly wrong but also exposes the lack of sensitivity or ignorance of those in positions of authority to the fragile eco-system of the biggest fresh water lake in eastern India. The objective of trying to save the Loktak Lake... 

Manipur’s Natural Heritage At Stake

Typologically more than 80 percent of the State of Manipur, covering a surface area of 22,327 sq km constitutes a series of mountain and hill ranges while a tectonic valley located centrally. The highest peak, Mount Iso, on the Barial ranges stand at 2,997 meters above mean sea level with its highest...