Fitting Floral Tributes Paid To ‘Martyred’ PLA Leaders

While some pay tributes none, including women and kids, are spared from intense checking. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 13: Amid tight security measures, people in large number offered floral tribute to the departed souls of the proscribed People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the Cheiraoching Martyrs Memorial Park. Offering of floral tribute began from the early morning today and most of...

Ongoing Disconnection Drive Is Unjustified

Whether the idea to file a PIL against erratic power supply was conceived at the recently held controversial Civil Military Relation Seminar at the Manipur University sometime in early January this year or before that event, the PIL is a breakthrough in the history of our civil existence against unaccountability and dormant governance system. The Hon’ble Gauhati High Court’s direction to the Electricity...

EDITORIAL: From Pan Shops To…

We have got to grant this. At least N Sarat Singh, the Chief Engineer of the Electricity Department was candid enough to admit that he has learnt about the availability of no due certificates at road side pan shops! The no due certificate norm was introduced as part of the Electricity Department’s initiative to check non-payment of power tariff and it is mandatory that all Government employees...

Living In The Age Of The Lanterns

It was way back in the latter part of the 80s, we wouldn’t say late 80s but definitely it was after 1985, that one of our more enterprising class mates brought a kerosene hurricane lamp to class, when asked by our lecturer to bring something which was an indispensable part in the daily lives of our elders, meaning our grandparents or parents, who were already on the wrong side of 50. Another...

PIL Against Power Drive Mooted

IMPHAL, Jan 28: Contending that the rate of power tariff being charged by the State Electricity Department from the consumers is far more higher than those in the neighboring States of Manipur and it is against the right to life guaranteed in the Constitution of India, former AMSU president and advocate H Badankumar has announced that a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) would be filed in the court in...

Crackdown On Defaulters, 14 Taken Into Custody

A lineman disconnecting an illegal connection. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 24: Invoking the provisions under Electricity Act, 2003 amended in 2007, officials of Electricity Department have started a drive against unauthorized and defaulting consumers from today. Talking to media persons in connection with the drive at his office room this afternoon, Chief Engineer of Electricity Dept, Nandeibam...

Crack The Whip, It’s Not Too Late

It was interesting to see and hear the Chief Engineer of the Power Department coming out with guns blazing, and announcing for one and all to hear and read that from today (January 24, 2011), the Power Department will launch a crackdown and penalize all defaulters, unauthorized connections, tampering with the readings on the meter box etc under the 2003 Electricity Act 2007 (Amendment). The Chief Engineer...