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Guns Boom At Ukhrul Again: 1 Police Commando Killed, 2 Hurt In Ukhrul Attacks

IMPHAL/UKHRUL, Sep 9: A one police commando personnel was killed while two others sustained serious injuries when suspected NSCN-IM cadres attacked them at two different places along Imphal-Ukhrul road today. Meanwhile, the State Government has strongly condemned the ambush in Ukhrul district on State... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 25, 2011

Clarification IMPHAL, Apr 24: Apropos to the news item under the caption, ‘Tamenglong Court inauguration,’ which appeared in the April 24 issue of this paper, it is hereby clarified that the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court and his entourage stopped at Noney for a tea break and to refresh... 

Unqualified Pharmacists Cram Imphal

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Many pharmacies are being run without requisite qualifications of having completed Diploma in Pharmacy or Bachelor in Pharmacy. An official source in the Directorate of Health Services said that under the Pharmacy Act 1948, pharmacies should be opened under supervisors who have completed... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 17, 2011

Rogue subedar IMPHAL, Apr 16: Allegation has been leveled against a JCO holding the rank of Subedar and posted at the Assam Rifles ‘Transit Camp’ located near Minuthong. According to two persons, who identified them- selves as representatives of a supplier related to military civic action... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 31, 2011

Private Schools In Legal Soup IMPHAL, Mar 30: Inspite of being served show cause notices on the charge of violating provisions of right to Education Act, four private educational institutions are yet to respond to the School Education Department even as the Governor has sought action taken report by... 

Murder Mystery Solved, Claims Bishnupur SP

The PULF cadre surrendering to BSF and state police officials. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 5: Bishnupur district Superintendent of Police (SP) K Jayanta claimed that Moirangthem Boboy Singh (30) s/o late Khamba of Kumbi and Ningthoujam (N) Nongmaithem (O) Romabati Devi alias Romapati alias... 

State Level Youth Cultural Festival Concludes

IMPHAL, Mar 4: With the announcement of results for various competitions, the State Level Yuva Kirti and Cultural Festival have concluded at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak today. Imphal West, Imphal East and Thoubal district bagged first, second and third positions respectively in the Manipuri folk dance... 

HC On Trail Of Missing Man, Seeks Reply

IMPHAL, Mar 3: A Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court has issued a ruling today asking the Government lawyers concerned to get replies from authorities including Secretaries of Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Home Affairs on the disappearance of Longjam Suresh (32) of Top Siphai Mayai Leikai... 

Thanga Locals Raise Voice Against Loktak Act

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Raising strong voice against the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006, locals of Thanga Khunjao today set aflame of copies of the Act apart from taking out a protest rally. It may be mentioned that the State Government has taken up various measures, including displacement and rehabilitation... 

From Owners To ‘Occupiers’

Generations of families have lived and fished on the floating islands of vegetation on Loktak Lake called phumdis. Now, claiming that the 10,000 phumdi dwellers are polluting the lake, the Manipur government is evicting them. Where will they go? They know no other way of life Read | Part 1 | Part 2 |... 

Municipal Council And Nagar Panchayat Poll Updates

Bishnupur Nagar Panchayat To Opt For Coalition IMPHAL, Jan 9: With the counting process of the recently held local body elections, completed, successful candidates of the MPP along with elected independent representatives have formed the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) to stake claim in... 

Congress Wins Manipur Civic Polls

IMPHAL, Jan 8: The ruling Congress won five of the eight municipal council seats and is leading in the nagar panchayats in the four valley districts of Manipur. Polling was held on January 3. The Congress won the municipal councils of Nambol and Moirang in Bishnupur district. Independents emerged as... 

First Crime Round Up For 2011

IMPHAL, Jan 5: New Year, 2011 began on bloody note with two Assam Rifles sepoys killed in an ambush staged by armed PLA cadres and a Gram Panchayat member was shot dead by Imphal West District Police Commandos during a reported encounter on January 1. Three police commandos who are allegedly involved...