Oil Exploration: Boon Or Bane For Manipur

Manipur has been known as a ‘golden land.’ True indeed, as oil is today’s gold and deposits have been confirmed in several parts of the region. One might presume oil and natural gas discovery in Manipur could propel strife-torn, conflict-ridden, cash-strapped, places like Manipur to new economic and political heights, liberating them from shackles of poverty, conflict, political imbroglios, and...

Forest Cover Has Shrunk By 100 Sq Kms: FSI

IMPHAL, Sep 21: According to a biennial report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), the State’s forest area has shrunk by 100 sq kms. Meanwhile, experts have warned that water shortage would grow more and more corresponding to the degree of deforestation. A barren hill side which has been burnt (Image Credit: The Sangai Express) According to a high ranking official of the Forest Department, forest...

Sustainable Development Goals In Manipur’s Context

Manipur provides lucid examples of sharp dichotomy in processes of defining sustainable development goals in a post 2015 era and of deepening perpetuation of development injustice. Intricate and intensive efforts for defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015, marks the diplomatic efforts, campaigns and advocacies ranging from member states...

BRIEF NEWS: May 25, 2011

Girls missing IMPHAL, May 24: Two girls, one 16 years and the other 13 years old, have been reportedly missing from their respective residences at Keibi Kumuda since May 17. According to a statement issued by Officer in-charge of Lamlai Police Station, Mutum Dineshwori Devi (16) d/o Mutum Nabadeep Singh of Keibi Kumuda Leikai and Mutum Phajabi Devi (13) d/o Mutum Achouba Singh of Keibi Kumuda Makha...

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...

Tamenglong To Host Bharat Nirman Campaign

IMPHAL, May 12: Under the objective of creating create extensive awareness on Central-sponsored welfare schemes launched or implemented in the State, with particular emphasis in the remote areas, various events would be organized in Tamenglong district headquarters as a part of Bharat Nirman campaign. Speaking to newspersons at the Lambulane office of Press Information Bureau (PIB) today Media and...

BRIEF NEWS: May 13, 2011

Woman found hanged to death IMPHAL, May 12: A young woman, who married about two months back, was found dead hanging inside her own room at the house of the husband at Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai under Singjamei Police Station of Imphal West district today afternoon. Maternal family members of the deceased woman, however, did not rule out possibility of foul play behind the incident. According to information...

Structural Mapping For Oil Search

IMPHAL, May 8: Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) is conducting structural mapping for exploration of petroleum in Churachandpur and Tamenglong districts but surface mapping has been already completed. Following discovery of two exploration blocks in the two districts which form parts of Assam-Arakan basin by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the ONGC...

Club Reminds CM Of NH-53 Existence

IMPHAL, Apr 29: Asking the Chief Minister to take some interest in the development of National Highway 53 from Imphal to Jiribam just like any other development works like the Capital Project, Khuga Dam, etc, United Club NH-53, Manipur has suggested that the Chief Minister should conduct an inspection tour on the present condition of NH-53 along with his Cabinet colleagues. Addressing a press conference...

Adverse Effect Of Manipur (VA in Hill Areas) Act, 1956

The proposed Manipur (Village Authority in Hill Areas) (Amendment) Act, 2011 should be affected at the earliest if the amendment is to be made regarding the post of Chairmanship of village authority. It may be pertinent to mention that the Hill Commissioner, Govt of Manipur in its letter No.9/26/92-CHA(i) dated 31st August, 1992 addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong had clearly mentioned...

BRIEF NEWS: April 14, 2011

AMWJU election IMPHAL, Apr 13 : In connection with the election of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) scheduled to be held May 1, two candidates have filed their nominations to con-test for the post of president  while 10 other for the post of the Standing Committee members. According to a notification issued by the returning officer AK Sanaton, two candidates who have submitted their...

BRIEF NEWS: April 11, 2011

Bandh threat IMPHAL, Apr 10: All Manipur DPC Faced Candidates Association for Primary and Hindi Graduate Teachers 2006 has said that it will impose a 24-hour State wide bandh with effect from April 15 midnight if the Government fails to declare the exact result submitted by the enquiry committee within April 14. Speaking to the media today, president of the association, S Indira Devi said that the...

Committee Asked To Inspect IT & KT Road

IMPHAL, Apr 3: In a quest for accurate judgment over allegations and counter allegations often made against road construction works undertaken under various development projects in the State, a handful of elders from Tamenglong district have raised their concern about a Court Order directing a committee to initiate spot verification of IT and KT road in Tamenglong district. A copy of the court order...