Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 28 October 2011

Sadar Hills blockade supporters ‘detain’ Ranjit and team for hours at Kangpokpi SHDDC redefines ‘intensifying agitation’ [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Works Minister K Ranjit who went to inspect the Senapati mini-Secretariat was stopped from returning to Imphal by women activists of  SHDDC and kept under virtual siege along with his team at Kangpokpi today. The Works Minister and his team were however ‘rescued’ by a huge team of Imphal West police […]

NEC official picks holes with devt works in State Tardy pace of work likely to put off NEC [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Planning Advisor of the North Eastern Council (NEC) J Lhungdim has catego-rically stated that pace of development projects undertaken in the state is not satisfactory. Interacting with The Sangai Express on October 25 evening, Lhungdim, who is Indian Defence Accounts Service officer, cautioned that slackness in the implementation of development projects might […]

Lamlai fish fair makes a statement with reasonable rate [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Under the joint initiative of All Manipur Nupi marup Lamlai Area Committee and All India Youth Federation Lamlai Local Council, a Ningol Chakkouba Fish Mela has been organised for the very first time in Lamlai area at Irawat Park, Chalou Lamlai today. Inaugurating the first fish fair as the chief guest, Agriculture […]

Ningol Chakkouba greetings [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Governor Gurbachan Jagat and Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh led others in extending warm greetings to the people of the State on the joyous occassion of Ningol Chakkouba. In his message, Gurbachan Jagat said that the festival rejuvenates family ties and strengthens the bond of love and affection, mainly between married women […]

Moreh to petition CM [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Obser-ving that Moreh hospital is unable to function like a hospital while construction work at Moreh Gate No 2 is not satisfactory at all, community leaders of Moreh have decided to lodge complaints with the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary. Though a number of equipment and machines have been installed […]

Govt slams Sharmila door on rallyists [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: The 4,500 km long Srinagar to Imphal Jan Karvan march, which was flagged off on October 16 by social activist Medha Patkar in Srinagar reached here today. The march was taken part by a team of Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign comprising of 25 activists including eight women from 12 States. The intention […]

 

Bomb attacks galore, two hurt [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : While one security personnel and a driver sustained injuries in a grenade attack at the residence of PWD Chief Engineer, another grenade exploded at the private godown of a man who is preparing to fight the forthcoming Assembly elections in Thongju Assembly Constituency. Meanwhile, another grenade was delivered at the residence […]

43 UTLA men eye SoO, surrender [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : With an intention to come under the Suspension of Operation (SoO) pact, altogether 43 cadres of the United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) led by its president surren-dered before Chief Minister Ibobi today. The UTLA cadres who surrendered to the Government through the Army were accorded a warm reception at a home-coming […]

Two found dead [The Sangai Express]

 IMPHAL, Oct 27: Police have recovered a bullet-riddled body from Senjam Chirang under Sekmai police station while corpse of an Assam Rifles personnel has been fished out from the Kangla Moat this morning. According to police, body of a youth likely to be in his mid-20s was found abandoned at senjam Chirang Maning Leikai in […]

GOC, IGAR (S) greet [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: GOC 57 Mountain Division, Major General Binoy Poonnen and Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) Maj Gen UK Gurung have greeted the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival. The GOC extending warm greetings to the people said “Ningol Chakkouba is a significant festival for the married women in […]

KUMHUR submits memo [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Kuki Movement for Human Rights (KUMHUR) today submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi expressing support to his statement, ‘Manipur is for all’. The memorandum said, KUMHUR has already expressed the same view and it was published in local dailies on September 17 last. Saying that there is no area exclusively […]

Utilisation rate remains low [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : A newly constructed building of the Planning Department was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi.The new building was constructed by the Manipur Development Society at the cost of Rs 2.59 crores. Speaking at the occasion, Ibobi stated that utilisation rate of the plan amount remained low as many departments were […]

Doctors to approach Court [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Peeved with the failure of the State Government to allot MGEL (Manipur Government Employees’ List) number till date, doctors and dental surgeons appointed in Health Services in January this year have decided to approach law Court. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here this afternoon, president of the Medical […]

GOC pays homage to martyrs on Infantry Day [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Infantry – the Queen of the Battlefield, celebrates October 27 each year as the Infantry Day.  On this day, 65 years ago, in response to the first threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nation, elements of the Indian Infantry, landed in Srinagar and resolutely defended Kashmir from falling into […]

 

Drivers’ body alleges compensation disparity [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Transporters and Drivers Forum of Manipur (TDFM) has alleged disparity in providing compensation to the owners whose vehicles have been damaged or burnt down during the ongoing economic blockade. Speaking to some newspersons tonight, TDFM president Kh Inaoba contended that only 29 vehicles were listed as damaged or burnt in a report […]

Speaker strikes unity chord at cultural festival [The Sangai Express]

Lamka, Sep 27: Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker I Hemochandra called for integration across the state, as he attended the Tribal Research Institute’s cultural festival here today wherein he also advocated dumping of the Imphal-centric mindset. “We have to come out to the districts, and stretch out so as to ensure that there is complete integration […]

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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 26 October 2011


LPG quota for the VIPs grow, public forced to opt for charcoal Filled LPG sold at Rs 2000 in black [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Even as the general public reel under the acute shortage of cooking gas triggered by the ongoing economic/counter blockade, the LPG quota for the political class, bureaucrats and high ranking police officials has been on the rise in line with the agitation prolonging with each single day. Filled LPG cylinders are however […]

BJP urges for one-day polling [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 25 : The BJP Manipur State unit has urged the Election Commission of India to conduct the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections on a single day for both the hills and valley, and also to use only central paramilitary forces. After apprising Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on the prevailing  situation in Manipur, […]

ACs under ECI scanner [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : In its efforts to reduce election related expenditures, the Election Commission of India has started identi-fying Assembly Consti- tuencies which recorded greater expenditures in the previous elections. An official source informed that the Chief Electoral Officer has demanded constituency- wise expenditure statements of the previous elections from the respective Deputy Commi- […]

Sit-in protest against Sadar Hills district [ The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : Naga people residing in Sadar Hills area of Senapati district staged a protest demonstration at Siangmai Namdai village today against creation of Sadar Hills district. The protest demonstration was participated by a large number of people coming from around 120 Naga villages. They put up placards which read as “No Sadar […]

UNC flays [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : The UNC has asserted that it has received reports about supporters of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee forcing educational institu- tions, Naga villages and non-Kuki villages in Sadar Hills and Saitu sub-divisions to participate in rallies, economic blockade and other programme for demanding Sadar Hills district against their wishes. A press […]

‘Save Sharmila’ drive reaches Kolkata – [ The Sangai Express ]

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Kolkata, Oct 25: Demanding repeal of the ‘draconian’ Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), a team of ‘Save Sharmila Solidarity Cam-paign’ today reached here as part of a nationwide tour for public support. Led by 21 members of the National Alliance for People’s Movement (NAPM), the ‘Srinagar to Imphal Jan Karvan’ is being backed by […]

UN’s B’day : RPF details genesis [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Contd from previous issue IMPHAL, Oct 25 : However, in Manipur captured revolutionary cadres are being treated in the most inhuman manner by the Indian military against all international laws and UN principles, alleged RPF. By creating a situation of emergency, the Government of India has been deploying a huge military force in Manipur equipped […]

RPF derides surrender events [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : Categorically stating that  only the pseudo revolutionaries who did not have the mettle and conviction ran way from their organisations and surrendered to the Government, the proscribed RPF has asserted that such surrender ceremonies would not deter the liberation movement a bit. It were these  deserters the Government of India and […]

Tiger on the prowl ? [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Speculation over whether or not any tiger population is left in Manipur has been laid to rest if a Tamenglong villager is to be believed. After a rare case of lynching a tiger in 2005 by some residents of Bhalok village in Tamenglong district led to high expectation that the tiger is […]

ANSAM president assault slur on AR personnel [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 25: President of All Naga Students Associa-tion, Manipur (ANSAM) J Kumo Sha was reportedly bea- ten up by personnel of Assam Rifles last night in Senapati. Reports alleged that one Assam Rifles major identified as Major Marathi was involved in the assault. Meanwhile, the ANSAM, Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) and Senapati District […]

Border immunisation programme @ Moreh [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 25: As a part of MCUP-11, a medical team of Primary Health Centre, Moreh led by its District Immunisation Officer Dr S Priyokumar Singh carried out mass immunisation programme at 12 villages under New Samtal and Molcham divisions from October 22 till 24, said a statement. It is informed that the Moreh PHC […]

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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 25 October 2011

SHDDC takes a U turn on talk Govt’s assurance of ‘after election’ fails to cut ice, stir to intensify [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 24 : Even as a Ministerial team was waiting for a dialogue with Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) today, none of the committee members turned up for the scheduled dialogue. Talking to The Sangai Express, SHDDC general secretary Tonghen Kipgen   informed that a meeting of the committee was held today and […]

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JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO further queers pitch [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 24 : Amid economic blockades and bandhs which have already caused serious problem to the state Government and taken a heavy toll on the people of Manipur due to price-hike and scarcity of essential commodities, all the State Government employees under the aegis of  Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Union and […]

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Guardians object grace marks to TET candidates [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : The All Manipur Student Guar-dians’ Organisation has raised strong objection to the Government’s idea of giving 50 per cent grace marks to Teachers Eligi-bility Test (TET) qualified candidates in the recruit-ment of primary teachers. Speaking to media persons today, general secretary of the organisation O Yaima asserted that the Government’s decision […]

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ADC polls held amid UNC objection [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 24 : Amidst the strong objections raised by the United Naga Council (UNC), polling for left out MDC constituencies of Chingai in Ukhrul district and Phaibung Khullen in Senapati district were held today without any unwanted incident. Counting of votes would be done at Imphal DC office complex on October 31. Though Chingai […]

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Vague ‘defence’ clause kicks out child from Sainik School [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : A student who was selected for admission in Sainik School Imphal and subsequently admitted to the school has been thrown out and handed over to his parents under charges and allegations. Angom Malemnganba s/o Angom Joykumar was admitted to Sainik School Imphal in class VI on May 23 this year under […]

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O Ibobi opens Serou bridge, slams door on weak MLAs/ticket seekers Scripts benchmark for Cong ticket [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh formally inaugurating the Serou Bridge built over the Chakpi river has declared that there is no guarantee that sitting Congress legis-lators will be allotted party tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections. Gracing the bridge inauguration function at Serou as the chief guest, the Chief Minister categorically […]

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Miscreants plant grenades, locals protest [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Different factions of KCP have planted hand grenades at two different places in the past 48 hours. In the first incident, a faction of KCP placed a hand grenade at the gate of a political worker of Wangjing Tentha Assembly Constituency, M Hemanta. The outfit also threatened the political worker not to […]

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Extortionist rounded up @ Yairipok [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 :A youth who came to extort money from the public by brandishing a hand grenade was rounded up by the local people of Yairipok  Bamon Leikai and handed over to police after some thrashing. The youth identified as Md Ali Akbar (35) of Yairipok Tulihal Mayai Leikai but staying at Hatta Golapati […]

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Solar fish dryer inaugurated [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: A furnace-like equipment for drying fishes and operated from solar energy has been inaugurated at the Lamphelpat complex of Indian council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), NEH Region today. Inauguration of the solar fish dryer was held with Deputy director General (Fisheries) of ICAR, New Delhi Dr B Meenakumari as the chief guest. […]

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Student bodies frame college poll guidelines [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Announcing formation of guidelines for the upcoming students’ union elections, candidate aspirants have been advised to adhere to the rules to avoid penalty, including forced resignation from their respective designations. Framing of the guidelines and election code of conduct was conveyed today at a media briefing attended by functionaries of six student […]

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Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee convenes meeting [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee, Manipur convened a joint meeting of different Zeliangrong organisations regarding celebration of the festival and related matters at Chingmeirong Rongmei village yesterday. The meeting resolved that the present Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee must continue to work in accordance with the rules and by-laws. It also decided to increase the number […]

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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 24 October 2011

 

Responding to public meet on MLR and LR Act, UNC asserts… Nagas independent of Meitei kings [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : The public meeting on Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act (MLR & LR Act) at Imphal on October 22 totally ignored the historical fact concerning the Nagas and tribals in Manipur, said a United Naga Council statement issued today by its Publicity Cell. asserting that the Nagas and the tribals […]

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ANSAM bandh supporters strike MR truck torched on NH-37 [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : A mini truck belonging to Manipur Rifles was pushed down a river bank and set ablaze by a mob, suspected to be supporters of ANSAM sponsored total bandh at Lukhumbi village in Tamenglong district along     Imphal-Jiribam highway. According to a source, a mini truck painted with the words 7 […]

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MSRTC land at Dimapur : Private players collect rents [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Even though the licence for leasing out the land of the Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) at Dimapur to two individuals have been revoked by the Govern-ment, the two individuals have been collecting rents from other private occu-pants of the complex. Earlier, Nagaland Government allotted the MSRTC complex to seven […]

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United Nation’s Birthday : RPF details genesis [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : On the occasion of the United Nations’ 67th foundation day, the proscribed RPF has traced the genesis of the UN and elaborated its functions. Greeting the people of the world and the region on the occasion of the 67th foundation day of the UN, the outfit, in a press statement issued […]

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State ignoring food safety steps [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23: Despite an official stand of the  Central Government for appointment of food safety officials to check adulte-ration of consumer items, the Government of Manipur is yet to initiate related procedures. It is said that the Centre’s directive for esta- blishing office and appointment of officials on food safety to all the States […]

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ULFA-Govt peace talks on Tuesday [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI, Oct 23: Giving a fresh impetus to the ongoing peace process, the government will hold talks with the banned ULFA on Tuesday with an aim of finding a lasting solution to Assam’s three-decade-old insurgency problem. Top ULFA leaders will discuss with government representatives various aspects of the group’s ‘charter of demands’ which sought […]

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PREPAK invalidates letterheads [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Contending that there were 30 letterheads of the party’s  finance department in the possession of Yumnam Bobo alias Masen (49) s/o late Tombi of Khagempalli Panthak when he was arrested by Imphal East commandos on October 21, and not 31 as claimed by police, the proscribed PREPAK has questioned the motive […]

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Chavan Kumhrin celebrated at Chandel [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23: The annual Chamdil Fest (Chavan Kumhrin celebration) was organised with much fanfare at the campus of Maha Government Higher Secondary School, Chandel today. Tourism Commissioner KK Chhetri and 42 Assam Rifles Commandant Col Manish Sinha graced the occasion as chief guest and president respectively. The celebration started with the release of colourful […]

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ANSAM states stand [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Asserting that ANSAM was compelled to impose the total bandh from midnight of October 21 till midnight of October 24 since there has been no initiative from the Centre on the decision taken during the 3rd Naga People’s Convention for an Alternative Arrange-ment, the student body said that despite being aware […]

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More muscle power for State Fire Service [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : To add more muscle to the State Fire Service, 18 Advanced Water Tenders, two Foam Tenders and nine Rapid Response Vehicles (Water Mist Technology) have been added to the existing fire fighting equipments while plans are on to dig multi-purpose ponds near the Fire Service Stations spread out across the nine […]

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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 23 October 2011


Ibobi advocates need-based development [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: Poin-ting out that the process of economic planning for ba-lanced growth was not an easy task for a vast and va-ried country of India, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh  stated that the process of planning should be aimed at providing need-based development for each reg-ion in a manner that would strengthen […]

CM to inaugurate Chakpi bridge on October 24 [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Feared for its turbulence and un-predictable nature for decades, crossing the Chakpi river at Serou section will pose no such threats as the longest bridge in Manipur is all set for inauguration on October 24 by the Chief Mi-nister Okram Ibobi Singh. At 253.35 metres the Chakpi Bridge will be the longest […]

Govt seals power agreement – Tipaimukh Multipurpose Project [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22 : A promoters’ agreement for the 1500 MW power capacity Tipaimukh Multipurpose Project was signed between the State Govt and the NHPC in presence of Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chief Minister O Ibobi. According to a source, the agreement was signed by Principal Secretary (Power) LP Golmei on behalf […]

Workshop on poll expenditure [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22 : The Election Commission of India would be organising a workshop on effective monitoring of poll related expenditures ahead of the Legisla- tive Assembly elections of which the exact schedules are likely to be announced in the first week of December. A reliable source infor-med that the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections […]

ADC teachers protest Government apathy [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Decrying alleged indifferent attitude of the Government members of All Manipur District Council Teachers’ Association staged protest demonstration at Thangmeiband Road near THAU ground, today. Interacting with newspersons on the sideline of the agitation, Association president L Daihrii said members of the Association were constrained to stage the protest as repeated reminders […]

Blockades suicidal : Gaikhangam [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: The on-going protracted highway blockade and counter bloc-kade for and against Sadar Hills district would be suicidal for all communities of Manipur, stated MPCC president Gaikhangam. speaking at a political workers’ convention at Me-kola public ground organised by Naoriya Pa-khanglakpa Block Mahila Congress Committee, he said the term ‘indefinite’ attached to any […]

Public meet dissects The Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act (MLR & LR Act) [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: The Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act (MLR & LR Act) was deliberated at length during a public mee-ting held today at MDU Hall here under the aegis of MLR &LR Act Demand Committee. Many speakers who addressed the gathering obse- rved that the MLR & LR Act which is enforced […]

SHDDC pleads to titular king [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: The Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has pleaded to titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba to in-tervene in resolving the vexed issue of Sadar Hills district. Meanwhile, the Information Centre for Hill Areas Manipur (ICHAM) has appealed to both the SHDDC and the UNC to lift the highway blockades in view of the […]

Weak bridge disrupting supply, says Biren [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (CAF&PD) Minister N Biren has informed that many Imphal-bound goods carriers are stranded near Silchar town due to presence of a weak bridge on the route. Inaugurating a two-day seminar organised as a part of the 9th Indigenous Brothers’ Meet at Rupmahal Theatre today, the Minister […]

General strike affects normal life in Naga areas [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 22: Normal life in four hill districts of Manipur on Saturday affected due to a three-day total bandh enforced by All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur ( ANSAM) to air their voice against the failure of  Government of India to take up concrete action regarding ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas outside the Government of […]

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