Churachandpur new hub for rhino horn trade

GUWAHATI, Apr 27:Churachandpur district in Manipur has emerged as the new hub for illegal trade in rhino horns and body parts of other animals. Experts dealing in wildlife crime said Churachandpur has beaten Nagaland’s commercial centre Dimapur, which used to be the centre of rhino horn smuggling. “Now, the bulk of the illegal trade in […]

Shirui Festival: Where is it heading

Khoyumthem Brajesh Kumar Among the slew of new initiatives being undertaken by the new Government, the decision to upgrade the hitherto local Shirui festival into a state level event is worth a closer look and scrutiny. Not that the decision to celebrate the state level festival is under question but a little more thought on […]

A word of caution for the BJP led Govt Tinted with saffron ?

Rs 201 crore package for Ukhrul district. Rs 185 crore package for Kangpokpi district. Clearly Chief minister N Biren is trying to reach out to the hill districts and this is a welcome sign. Not that the previous Congress Government ignored the hill districts, but the manner in which the recently formed BJP led Government […]

NSCN (IM) reiterates Greater Lim demand

GUWAHATI, Apr 27 :A week after the last round of talks with Centre, the NSCN (IM) on Thursday made a strong pitch for its demand for unification of the contiguous Naga inhabited areas in Assam, Arunachal and Manipur into a greater Nagaland, “Nagalim.” The NSCN (IM) reiterated its demand after the Ministry of Home Affairs […]

AE, SO suspended for negligence

Imphal, Apr 27 (DIPR): A day after the accident at the work site of the drainage and sewerage at Yaiskul Chingakham Leirak leading to grievous injury of a person, the N Biren Singh led Government today suspended two PHE officials for negligence and dereliction of duty. n an order issued by Addl Chief Secretary (PHE) […]

RIMS dental chair purchase case Warrant issued against an accused

IMPHAL, Apr 27: In a landmark judgement, Special Judge Imphal West has issued a warrant against one of the accused in RIMS dental chair purchase case for failing to appear before the Court yesterday. The accused has been identified as Subhendu Mukherjee, proprietor of MS Mukherjee Enterprises, Kolkata. Two prosecution witnesses of CBI namely Bhavesh […]

Protest rally staged against gang rape

IMPHAL, Apr 27 : Core Committee Against the Phaknung Gangrape today took out a mass rally in Imphal area demanding exemplary punishment for the 7 persons involved in the April 14 gangrape of two minor girls. The protest march took off from Thangmeiband Khunthokhanbi and passed through Khoyathong, North AOC, Khongnang Anikarak, Dingku Road, Khuman […]

SC upholds order against use of excessive force by army in Manipur

New Delhi, Apr 27 :In a huge setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court has re-affirmed its July 2016 order that the army or the Manipur police had violated human rights by killing innocent people in the guise of encounter of militants. The Court in its order had held that the army cannot use excessive […]

PM reviews highway via video conferencing

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the existing condition of Imphal-Jiribam highway together with Chief Secretary O Nabakishore, officials of National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) through video conference. After enquiring about the existing condition of the highway, the Prime Minister instructed […]

Mass Rally against Phaknung Gangrape

For the first time in the history of Manipur, mass protest rally took out in Imphal city against the April 14 Phaknung Gangrape on April 27, 2017. Large number of peoples from both valley and hill areas, various Civil Society Organisations, Student’s Body, Clubs took part in the rally which is organised by Core Committee […]

DAMMS Observed Khongjom War

The Delhi Association of Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS), yesterday 25th April, 2017) organized a function commemorating the Anglo- Manipur War-1891 at the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Milia Islamia, New-Delhi. Chaired by Md. Mujibur Rahman, President DAMMS and Prof. Amarjit Singh, Center for North-East Studies and Policy Research, JMI, a symposium was held on the topic, “Role […]

NEFIS STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE OBSERVANCE OF ‘DARK DAY’ IN MANIPUR!

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) expresses its solidarity with the observance of Dark Day by International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) across the districts of Manipur. It should be known that on 27th April, 1891 the British Forces had annexed the territory of Manipur and unfurled Union Jack at Kangla Fort, thereby marking the […]

Nagaland’s CM meets Kohima Administration

The Kohima District Administration led by the Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS called on the Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu at the Chief Minister’s Office, Civil Secretariat on 27th April, 2017 and apprised him on the Energy Efficient programme which is under the umbrella of National Programme Ujala. The Chief Minister expressed happiness over the […]

Inviting mobile app innovators from South-Asia to apply for mBillionth Award 2017

Award Categories – 2017 – Early Stage Projects [Started after 01 January, 2016] – Health & Well Being: medical care, sport, lifestyle – Culture & Tourism: heritage, travel, subcultures – Government & Citizen Engagement: services, open data, democratic participation – Media & Entertainment: News & Journalism, entertainment, Games – Business & Commerce: innovative services, security, […]

Modi to review work of BJP CMs every two months

NEW_DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to review the performance of BJP-ruled states every two months, setting new targets for chief ministers belonging to his party. BJP chief ministers got their first assignment at a review meeting on Sunday, with Modi asking them to push insurance companies for the early disposal of claims. Modi told […]

JAC demands priority on completing Mapithel dam

IMPHAL: There should be no official process to commission the Mapithel dam as there are pending constructions of various components in addition to continuous seepage of water from underneath the earth dam, said chairman of JAC Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected People, Yumlembam Thoiba. Speaking to newspersons on the side-lines of an inspection visit on Wednesday, […]

Still loyal to Congress despite CM Biren being my father-in-law

IMPHAL: Maintaining that all Congress MLAs should not lose heart over the inability of the party to form the government, Congress MLA of Sagolband AC RK Imo appealed to all his party colleagues to stick to the party and remain united. Imo was speaking at a felicitation function organised in his honour at Usha Bhawan Club […]

Centre okays scheme houses for state

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned 1,00,537 more houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 4,200 cr taking the total investment so far approved to Rs1,00,466 cr. This is 307% more than the approved investment of Rs32,713 cr during 2004-14 for affordable […]

Minister commits to complete sewer project soon

IMPHAL: Along with completion of construction of the treatment plant, its primary and secondary sewer, the Imphal sewer project, which is being taken up under a French agency since 2004, will be completed within 2/3 months, informed IFC minister L Dikho.The minister along with PHED chief engineer L Swamikanta, SE N Gambhir and EE H […]

Rs 185 cr package announced for Kpi; DIO, DSWO inaugurated

The New Government Opens Its Door 24X7 To The People: N Biren IMPHAL: Chief Minister N Biren on Wednesday announced an economic package of Rs 185 crore for development works in Kangpokpi district. He announced the package at a felicitation cum blessing ceremony hosted in his honour by Kuki Inpi and CSOs of Kangpokpi district at Brig. M Thomas Ground. Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated District […]