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RTI Seeks Info On Road Fund

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Evoking relevant provisions under the Right to Information Act, a complaint has been lodged against alleged denial of fund meant for material components amounting to Rs 22 lakhs under MGNREGS in connection with construction of about 4 km long road in Longpi Kachui village of Ukhrul district.... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 22, 2011

AITUC Stir IMPHAL, Feb 21: Around 300 delegates from Manipur will participate in the proposed March to Parliament to be launched under the aegis of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) against rising inflation and corruption on February 23 at New Delhi. Informing this during a press conference at Irabot... 

Ukhrul’s Tryst With SBI, ATM Starts

UKHRUL, Feb 15: The long cherished dreams of the people of Ukhrul for more banks and facilities of Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) finally came true today with the official commissioning of the State Bank of India (SBI) Ukhrul branch, here today. During the inauguration function Major General CA Krishnan,... 

In Chamu, Govt Schools Sustain On Charity From Public

Government School at Chamu. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. CHAMU (Indo-Myanmar Border), Feb 14 : Even as the Right to Education Act aimed at ensuring free and compulsory education to children below 14 years of age was implemented all over the country from last year, the same Act  has no meaning for the... 

Banking Facility Set To Take New Leap In Ukhrul, More Bank Branches, ATM Booths In The Offing

An SBI counter with ATM facilities. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. UKHRUL, Feb 13: With the opening of branches of different banks with ATM booths in the offing, banking facility in Ukhrul district is likely to take a new turn in the coming days. The long cherished dream of Ukhrul denizens of having an... 

CSDO Crafts Bazar Opens In Ukhrul

UKHRUL, Feb 11: A ten-day crafts bazar organized by Craft and Social Development Organization (CSDO), Kongba Makha Nandeibam Leikai, Imphal East has kick started at Town hall, Phungreitang here today. The fair is sponsored by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Minis- try of Textiles, Government of... 

AMTU Greets People On Lui-Ngai-Ni

IMPHAL, Feb 11: All Manipur Tribal Union (AMTU) has conveyed its special greetings to the Nagas of Manipur on the auspicious seed sowing Lui-Ngai-Ni festival slated to be held on February 15 next in Ukhrul and has pitched for Ukhrul district to be developed as a tourist hotspot. AMTU general secretary... 

Conserving Siroy Water Sources Tops Center’s Agenda

Siroy Hills where the source of the water is found and the Lily (inset). Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 12: With conservation of Siroy water sources topping the list of priorities, a list of recommendations, made following the development seminar held in October last year under the joint... 

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... 

Tabitha Children Home: Home Away From Home

IMPHAL, Nov 12: At a time when even wealthy individuals are reluctant to chip in for a good cause leave alone shoulder responsibilities for the destitute and orphans, Tabitha Children Home at Mantripukhri Raphei Valley has been caring for the young ones who have none to rely upon. After its establishment... 

Royal Riders To Take Festival Message To Hills

IMPHAL, Nov 6: Members of the Royal Riders Manipur would be touring hill areas of Manipur taking the message and theme of the Manipur Sangai Festival 2010 scheduled to be held from November 21 to 30 under the aegis of Department of Tourism. Government of Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Manipur... 

UNC Bandh Cripples Manipur Hill Areas

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Normal life in the three Naga dominated districts of Ukhrul, Chandel and Tamenglong remained affected today on account of the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by United Naga Council (UNC) in pursuit of its demand to expedite the ongoing centre-NSCN peace process in conformity to the agreed ground... 

ADC Members Use The UNC Card To Flex Muscles, UNC Calls 12 Hrs Bandh

IMPHAL, Oct 22 : Demanding devolution of due powers to the Autonomous District Councils under the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act 1971 (Third Amendment 2008), the ADC Members have threatened that they may be compelled to join the United Naga Council’s campaign for a separate administrative...