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 forces by militants in which one security personnel was killed. Sharing the grief and pain of the...

Uneasy Calm Reigns Ukhrul, AR Holds Flag March

UKHRUL, Aug 31: Following the violent confrontation between civilians and security forces yesterday which left two civilians dead apart from injuring 26 civilians and security forces, an uneasy calm prevails in Ukhrul town. After the district administration requisitioned paramilitary forces, 41 Assam Rifles took over the responsibility of area domination exercise in the district headquarters. Troops...

2 Protesters Killed, Over 10 Injured By Manipur Armed Forces; Situation In Ukhrul Tense

Mass rally at Ukhrul district headquarters in Manipur protesting the imposition of Section 144 of CrPC. (Image Credit: Protest Against SEC 144 Crpc Promulgation in Ukhrul) At least three protesters were killed and 10 others injured by Manipur State Commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) during a mass peace rally at Ukhrul district headquarters on Saturday. The three deceased, identified as Ramkashing...

BRIEF NEWS: May 29, 2011

General strike IMPHAL, May 28: Normal life in Manipur remained affected today on account of the general strike called by United Committee Manipur to boycott the visit of Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio to Senapati in connection with the formal launch of the Manipur unit of Naga People’s Front (NPF). The general strike was enforced from 5 am to 6 pm today. With exception to damaging some auto rickshaws...

Ukhrul HIV Patients In Dire Straits

IMPHAL, May 27: In the absence of a Community Care Centre (CCC) and CD4 count facility, people afflicted by HIV and AIDS of Ukhrul district have been facing untold miseries. Under such circumstances, people infected by HIV/AIDS are being compelled to go to Imphal for treatment or resign to their fates. CD4 count is necessary for HIV positive people to measure their immune system. If their immune system...

BRIEF NEWS: May 24, 2011

Meeting held IMPHAL, May 23: A meeting of the High Powered Committee constituted under the Manipur Public Servant Personnel Liability Act with Chief Secretary as the chairman today has discussed issues related to appointment in Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and DRDAs without the approval of the Government. However, no definite decision has been taken over these issues. ——————————————— NCPCR...

BRIEF NEWS: May 21, 2011

Student bodies fix June 15 deadline IMPHAL, May 20: Four prominent student bodies have warned that intense agitation will be initiated if the assurance given by Education Minister DD Thaisii of making available of text books is not materialized within June 15. In a joint press conference held at KSA office, leaders of AMSU, DESAM, KSA and MSF said, the assurance was made by the Minister in a meeting...

Ukhrul Denizens Add Color To Lai Haraoba Fest

Colourful rendition of a folk dance during the concluding day of Lai-Haraoba festival. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 18: ‘‘It is a very precious opportunity for me to see the Lai-Haraoba festival, which is indeed a symbol of unity between the people of the hills and the valley’’, said K Remnu, who came all the way from Ukhrul district to see the role of the male actor who plays a Tangkhul...

Ukhrul Villagers Still Living In The ‘Dark Age’

Church bell hanging from an electric pole in. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 12: Number of villagers in three remote villages under Phungyar Sub-Division of Ukhrul district, who have died without ever seeing the light of electricity in their life, is growing. This is despite that fact in the Government records, these villages have been listed as electrified villages. The revelation came to...

BRIEF NEWS: May 12, 2011

AJLM flays IMPHAL, May 11: All Jiribam Loumi Marup (AJLM) has flayed the Agriculture office at Jiribam for failing to serve its purpose, reports our Jiribam correspondent. AJLM president Th Bokul rued that no farmer of Jiri has ever benefited from the Agriculture office till date and the office is existing only for namesake. He also warned of agitation if the authority concerned fails to make it functional...

24-Hour Ukhrul Bandh Passes Off Peacefully With Relative Success

IMPHAL, May 5:  The 24-hour total bandh in Ukhrul district called by Tangkhul Coordination Committee (TCC) starting midnight May 4 against the “imposition” of Autonomous District Council (ADC) Act in the hill districts of Manipur has passed off peacefully with the district headquarters wearing a relatively desolate look. The bandh has gone through despite serious warning by Manipur Naga Revolutionary...

Center List NSCN (IM) Duo In Ambush Case

IMPHAL, Apr 30: Union Home Ministry has reportedly submitted the names of two cadres of NSCN (IM) who were allegedly involved in the ambush laid on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing and his escort party in New Canan area of Ukhrul district on April 15. On the other hand, a source in the Home Ministry has stated that even though the Government of India has taken a definite stand on initiating dialogue with...

BRIEF NEWS: April 27, 2011

Folk songs recorded IMPHAL, Apr 26: The Natural & Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative (NCHCI), a Delhi-based NGO organized a two-day documentation of Naga Folk Music at Ringui (Tongou) village in Ukhrul district on 22nd and 24th April. Altogether 50 songs from Zingtun (West) area were recorded at the event and the various types of songs included Rai Laa (war song), Thisham Laa (song to departed...