Six Hurt In Thoubal Clan Clash

The charred remains after the clash between two clans. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 2: At least six persons sustained injuries while five houses and a grocery shop were reduced to ashes following a clash between two clans with a history of past rivalries at Sangaiyumpham Cherapur in Thoubal district today. With tension running high after the clash, prohibitory order under section 144 CrPC...

BRIEF NEWS: April 18, 2011

Two UG cadres held IMPHAL, Apr 17: One KCP cadre identified as Waikhom Tomba alias Naoton (20) s/o W Bokulchandra of Hiyanglam Waikhom Leikai was apprehended by Thoubal commandos from Wabagai Tera Pishak at about 3.30 pm yesterday. A press release issued by the office of Thoubal SP     further informed about the arrest of one PREPAK cadre from Khangabok Lamlong at about 5.20 pm yesterday. The PREPAK...

AMUCO Decries Thoubal Killing, Roger’s Murder

IMPHAL, Apr 5: The All Manipur United Clubs’ Organization (AMUCO) has strongly condemned the killing of an innocent woman because of indiscriminate firing by Assam Rifles on April 2 at Thoubal. Saying that the Chief Minister and the MLA have been working hard to avert any mass movement against the killing by promising Court of Enquiry, job to the bereaved and a large amount of money, the AMUCO asked...

BRIEF NEWS: April 06, 2011

JAC suspends agitation IMPHAL, Apr 5: Following assurance for an Army Court of Enquiry into the firing by some AR personnel leading to the death of a woman at Thoubal, the JAC formed against the killing has suspended its agitation. During a meeting between the JAC representatives and Chief Minister O Ibobi yesterday, the JAC leaders were assured by the IG AR (South) that an Army Court of Enquiry would...

CM Drags PM To Phumdi

Recently the Chief Minister of Manipur had expressed his desire to dissolve the 9th Manipur Assembly prematurely to pave way for the next general elections ahead of its normal schedule, in the best interest of the students. What is encouraging is the understanding and the good sense the Chief Minister has shown for the students, especially the school-leaving students. Exams for class X and XII, the...

Forum Lambasts Chandel DC

IMPHAL, Jan 10: All Tribal Chiefs and Public Grievances Forum, Chandel (ATCPGFC) has strongly decried Chandel Deputy Commissioner H Deelip for his alleged negligence and ignoring the people of the district in different development sectors. The forum warned that it would take up democratic forms of agitation if the concerned authority fails to take up action against the DC. In a press release issued...

Nursing Colleges: Ministry Approves, State Delays

IMPHAL, Jan 8: State authorities are faced with a stiff challenge of setting up nursing colleges in seven districts of Manipur within the stipulated deadline set by the Union health Minis-try. With the Union Health Ministry approving setting up of one nursing college each in seven districts of the State within the 11th Five Year plan period which lapses in March this year, the State Government is left...

31st Archives Week Celebration Begins

IMPHAL, Dec 28: The ’31st Archives Week Celebration cum Record Exhibition’ has been inaugurated by the Art and Culture Minister Ph Parijat at the Keishampat office complex of Manipur State Archives today. Former Minister Gangmumei Kamei and Director (Art & Culture) K Sobita Devi graced the inaugural program of the four day event as president and guest of honor respectively. As chief...

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 such an advance stage of pregnancy, I was allowed to give birth to my girl child,” said 25-year...

UGs Arrested From All Over The State

IMPHAL, Dec 22: A combined team of Thoubal District Police Commandos and personnel of 27 and 33 Assam Rifles apprehended one KCP (MC) cadre and one PREPAK cadres during a search operation conducted at Nongmaikhong Kompuk area at around 4.30 am today. Identifying the arrested KCP (MC) as Wangkhem India Singh (49) s/o late W Manikchand Singh of Ithai Khuman Mamang Leikai and the PREPAK cadre as Achom...

Manipur’s Thoubal Residents Proud Of Their Star Fighters

Militancy has hit sport hard in Jammu and Kashmir, so much so that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hardly has a presence in the troubled state. Manipur is a study in contrast. Though disturbed, it probably is SAI’s biggest success story. The wushu medal winners add to a glittering list of Manipuri champs making the insurgency-hit state the nation’s sports powerhouse. The Thoubal region...

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,...

Many Hurt In crackdown; SFs Contradict Arrest Claims

IMPHAL, Oct 20: At least 20 persons, including a lady, suffer injuries of varying degrees when police dispersed protestors who tried to advance to Thoubal police station to enquire whereabouts of an former UG cadre reportedly arrested by Assam Rifles troops. According to a police source, one Zamir Khan (35) s/o Zalauddin of Sangaiyumpham Part-II Moirang Palli Bazar was picked up from home by troops...