Manipur Minister’s son chargesheeted – The Hindu

Manipur Minister's son chargesheetedThe HinduThe Central Bureau of Investigation filed a charge sheet in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West, who, in turn, ordered Sessions Judge, Manipur East Court, to proceed with the trial. R…

Manipur Minister's son chargesheeted
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The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a charge sheet in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West, who, in turn, ordered Sessions Judge, Manipur East Court, to proceed with the trial. Reports said that the court proceedings will start

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Repoll in Manipur likely – Assam Tribune

FirstpostRepoll in Manipur likelyAssam TribuneIMPHAL, Feb 27 – The Election Commission of India is likely to order repoll in some polling stations of Manipur where 'serious cases' of malpractices was reported in the January 28 Assembly polls. A…


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Repoll in Manipur likely
Assam Tribune
IMPHAL, Feb 27 – The Election Commission of India is likely to order repoll in some polling stations of Manipur where 'serious cases' of malpractices was reported in the January 28 Assembly polls. A senior leader of a non-Congress party who had been
Opposition club against Congress in Manipur, approaches ECFirstpost
Non-Cong parties oppose EC 'silence'Times of India
Manipur non-Cong parties to meet ECI officialsNagaland Post
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Opposition club against Congress in Manipur, approaches EC – Firstpost

FirstpostOpposition club against Congress in Manipur, approaches ECFirstpostNew Delhi: Political parties in Manipur, including BJP and the Left, today got together against the state's ruling Congress and complained to the Election Commission of all…


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Opposition club against Congress in Manipur, approaches EC
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New Delhi: Political parties in Manipur, including BJP and the Left, today got together against the state's ruling Congress and complained to the Election Commission of alleged malpractices in the 28 January assembly elections in the state and sought a

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Manipuri books at World Book Fair – Times of India

Manipuri books at World Book FairTimes of IndiaIMPHAL: Representing Manipur, the Writers' Forum of Imphal has displayed over 1000 books on the state's literature, art and culture in the ongoing biennial "World Book Fair New Delhi 2012&quot…

Manipuri books at World Book Fair
Times of India
IMPHAL: Representing Manipur, the Writers' Forum of Imphal has displayed over 1000 books on the state's literature, art and culture in the ongoing biennial "World Book Fair New Delhi 2012" at Pragati Maidan. The forum is one of the leading literary

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Why UP results will make no difference to UPA and economy – Firstpost

FirstpostWhy UP results will make no difference to UPA and economyFirstpostThe bitter truth is that no matter what happens in Uttar Pradesh (or, for that matter in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa), the broader political realities won't change…


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Why UP results will make no difference to UPA and economy
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The bitter truth is that no matter what happens in Uttar Pradesh (or, for that matter in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa), the broader political realities won't change much. In any case, the budget that Pranab Mukherjee has planned cannot be

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Muslims at Indo-Myanmar border – TwoCircles.net

Moneycontrol.comMuslims at Indo-Myanmar borderTwoCircles.netMoreh, 110-km south-east of Imphal, is a small town of Manipur bordering Myanmar. It is one of the most important trade routes between India and Myanmar. All sorts of Chinese electronic goods,…


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Muslims at Indo-Myanmar border
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Moreh, 110-km south-east of Imphal, is a small town of Manipur bordering Myanmar. It is one of the most important trade routes between India and Myanmar. All sorts of Chinese electronic goods, furniture items, textile products, fruits,
India unprepared for new MyanmarReuters India

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Muslims at Indo-Mayanmar border – TwoCircles.net

Moneycontrol.comMuslims at Indo-Mayanmar borderTwoCircles.netMoreh, 110-km south-east of Imphal, is a small town of Manipur bordering Myanmar. It is one of the most important trade routes between India and Myanmar. All sorts of Chinese electronic goods…


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Muslims at Indo-Mayanmar border
TwoCircles.net
Moreh, 110-km south-east of Imphal, is a small town of Manipur bordering Myanmar. It is one of the most important trade routes between India and Myanmar. All sorts of Chinese electronic goods, furniture items, textile products, fruits,
India unprepared for new MyanmarReuters India

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Militant killed in encounter in Manipur – IBNLive.com

Militant killed in encounter in ManipurIBNLive.comPTI | 01:02 PM,Feb 27,2012 Imphal, Feb 27 (PTI) A militant was killed in an encounter with security and police personnel in Imphal west district of Manipur, police said today. A combined team of police …

Militant killed in encounter in Manipur
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PTI | 01:02 PM,Feb 27,2012 Imphal, Feb 27 (PTI) A militant was killed in an encounter with security and police personnel in Imphal west district of Manipur, police said today. A combined team of police and Assam Rifles rushed to Canchipur area near

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Manipur: Militant killed in encounter – Zee News

Manipur: Militant killed in encounterZee NewsImphal: A militant was killed in an encounter with security and police personnel in Imphal west district of Manipur, police said on Monday. A combined team of police and Assam Rifles rushed to Canchipur area…

Manipur: Militant killed in encounter
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Imphal: A militant was killed in an encounter with security and police personnel in Imphal west district of Manipur, police said on Monday. A combined team of police and Assam Rifles rushed to Canchipur area near Manipur university late last night and

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NECEER – Into the Wild Photography Festival 2012

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Into the Wild Photography Festival 2012
PRESS RELEASE
24th – 25th February 2012,  New Delhi

The first day of the event titled “Into the Wild” Photography Festival 2012 saw the footfall of hundreds of people including students and teachers apart from photographers and wildlife researchers. It was a major attraction today at M.F. Husain Art Gallery of the Ansari Auditorium Complex of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

NECEER – Into the Wild Photography Festival 2012

The event is being organised by North East Centre for Environmental Education and Research, (NECEER), Imphal, Manipur in association with HTT Global consultants and The Ranthambhore School of Art Society, Sawai Madhopur. NECEER, a Manipur based non-profit organization have been progressively organising various educational and interactive events to promote environmental education and awareness across India.

The festival aim is to create awareness and seek public participation on wildlife and biodiversity conservation in India. It intends to draw the attention of the people from all walks of life towards the beauty and wealth of nature, making them realize its importance and urgent need to conserve it. The festival will showcase the photographs of wild animals and plants, places and indigenous people living in far off places of the country and sharing the space with nature.

“There is an urgent need to attract people towards nature and then devise methods to educate them about it utilizing creative communication strategies” said Mr. Sajid Idrisi, Organsing Secretary of the event. And Visual media is the best thing to do that, he added.
Besides a variety of wonderful photographs of wild mammals, birds, plants, local handmade art and crafts have been displayed. The magnificent charcoal and oil paintings of Tigers and Leopards in the wild made by the artists of The Ranthambhore School of Art Society, Sawai Madhopur was a major attraction at the event.

NECEER – Into the Wild Photography Festival 2012

“The festival is just fantastic with beautiful photographs, paintings and crafts showcasing the wildlife in an urban city like New Delhi” said Atom Rajiv Singh of Hansraj College, Delhi University.

The festival is a two day event, and will be closed tomorrow evening. An online photo contest was also launched months before as an integral part of the festival to provide platform to the young generation. The result of the contest will be declared tomorrow evening.

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Grand Success of Phijigee Mani Screening at Shillong on 19th Feb 2012

Shillong, February 22 : On Sunday, February 19, 2011, the highly anticipated premiere show of… more »

Shillong, February 22 : On Sunday, February 19, 2011, the highly anticipated premiere show of the Manipuri feature film, Phijigee Mani, took place at the U SoSo Tham, State Central Library, Shillong, enthralling the audience with its moving storyline. The show sponsored by N E Brothers was a grand success with more than 60% occupancy of the hall. The event kicked off with the presentation of a bouquet to the supporting actress Miss. Momita by the producer of the film Mr. Manihar. It was followed by the reading out of the objectives of N E Brothers and synopsis of the movie.

“Phijigee Mani”, the first offering from the production house, Radha Govind Films, tells the story of a young girl Yaiphabee, who sets out on a journey to bring some changes and happiness in her family that has only seen woeful times. Disturbed by the past memories of her home-her family, it was not at all easy for her. This movie is a different treat for the audience as it breaks the monotony of the routine song and dance in Manipuri films. In fact, the film not only aimed to entertain the audience but also carry a strong and beautiful message about the mother-son relationship which was successfully delivered.

Directed by O.Gautam, the film is backed by power packed performance from its ensemble cast – Tonthoi, Abenao, Bony, Momita (introducing), Kumarjit, Shyamdhani, Shanti, Sorojini, Baby, Rainy. It is the first Manipuri digital movie to get selection for Indian Panorama 2011, IFFI, Goa.

The screening in Shillong was well received by the audience. The N E Brothers is please to inform that special request come from the audience to rescreen it. The decision on this will be announced soon. N E Brothers also would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Shillong for making the event a grand success.

The interaction with the audience post the screening has given the assurance that N E Brothers is heading in the right direction. Next, on the mission of the N E Brothers is to promote more such quality Manipuri films on a larger scale, taking these films beyond North Eastern regions. With this objective, N E Brothers will screen the movie in Pune on 25th March 2012 and Hyderabad in the coming months.

For details contact : nebrothers(at)gmail(dot)com

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Two killed in accident

Two persons including a IRB man was killed in a collision between a Tata Magic and a 800 Maruti Car in front of Maibam Lokpa Ching under Nambol PS this morning around 11.30 a.m. The victims were identified as Pungdongbam Deben (40) Ngaikhong Khullen, Moirangthem Raju (40) Thamnapokpi. Deben is the driver of the Car […]

Two persons including a IRB man was killed in a collision between a Tata Magic and a 800 Maruti Car in front of Maibam Lokpa Ching under Nambol PS this morning around 11.30 a.m.
The victims were identified as Pungdongbam Deben (40) Ngaikhong Khullen, Moirangthem Raju (40) Thamnapokpi.
Deben is the driver of the Car while Raju on IRB man was travelling in the Tata Magic. A sum of Rs. 1 lakh belonging to Raju was found missing. He got the amount from a marup however the police could not trace the amount. Nine persons received injuries in the road accident and they were identified as Md. Sakim Ahmed (15) Kwakta ward No. 3, Laishram Subhasini Devi (40) Moirang Lamkhai, Md. Arif Khan (30), Kwakta, Md. Terney (15) Kwakta ward No four, Premita (35) Thamnapokpi, Kenedy (30) Thanga, Thoudam Bebe Devi (25) Ushoipokpi, Khundrakpam Boby Devi (41), ngaikhong Khullen and Laishram Jiten (43) kwakeithel.
Those injured were rushed to RIMS Hospital.

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Naga problems discussed at Ukhrul

Imphal, Feb 26 NNN : Naga intellectuals and public leaders have carried out a brain storming sessions on a topic christened as “A dialogue on the concept of shared sovereignty in Indo-Naga context” on February 25 and 26 at Ukhrul district headquarters. The programme was organised by Naga Solidarity Group (NSG). Few intellectuals from Nagaland […]

Imphal, Feb 26 NNN : Naga intellectuals and public leaders have carried out a brain storming sessions on a topic christened as “A dialogue on the concept of shared sovereignty in Indo-Naga context” on February 25 and 26 at Ukhrul district headquarters.
The programme was organised by Naga Solidarity Group (NSG).
Few intellectuals from Nagaland also participated in the two-day event.
The programme had four sessions and in all of them the term ‘shared sovereignty’ debated, dwelt at, discussed and interacted by the participants.
One of the scholars from Nagaland said that the concept of shared sovereignty was first suggested to the Nagas by not other than Mahatma Gandhi. The Naga scholar quoting Mahatma Gandhi as saying,”Give Nagaland to India and I will give India to Nagaland.” The scholar however said that Mahatma though, did not use the term ‘shared sovereignty’ at that time. A.Z Phizo had supported this stand of Mahatma Gandhi, according to the scholar from Nagaland.
Meanwhile, at the end of the programme, the participants demonstrated their support to the ongoing Indo-Naga peace talks and urged the both the parties to expedite the peace talks.

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Two-day NGOs’ conclave ends with a charter of demands

New Delhi, Feb 25, NNN: The second and final day of the Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances saw the participating civil society activists interacting with senior government officials to evolve the agenda for reforms. Making a strong pitch for reforms in the process, Tisha Chatterjee, secretary, MoEF, said that the clearance and monitoring system […]

New Delhi, Feb 25, NNN: The second and final day of the Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances saw the participating civil society activists interacting with senior government officials to evolve the agenda for reforms. Making a strong pitch for reforms in the process, Tisha Chatterjee, secretary, MoEF, said that the clearance and monitoring system needed to be decentralised – regional committees and local experts needed to be given more powers.
The Anil Agarwal Dialogue was being organised here over two days by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), and it brought to the fore the various issues and concerns related to environmental and forest clearances in India. The gathering, says CSE, was one of the biggest of its kind with 150 participants from about 100 organisations. Almost every one of these organisations – coming from all over the country — has been fighting a running battle with industry and official agencies over control of their land and water resources.
In a recent study, CSE had analysed the clearances granted by the Union ministry of environment and forests over the last five years – and found that the country saw more clearances in this period than those planned for even during the 11th and 12th Five Year Plans.
According to CSE’s analysis, green clearances are not working for the environment – clearances are being awarded despite destruction of environment and livelihoods of the people. In fact, there seem to be concerted efforts by government and industry to dilute the already existing weak processes.
Says Chandra Bhushan, CSE’s deputy director general and the head of its industry and environment programme: “How much truth is there in the contention of industry that environmental and forest clearances are hampering economic development by delaying projects? We think there is none – this Dialogue was an effort to take our findings forward. We brought together all the stakeholders in this debate — the government, the civil society and industry — on one platform to discuss clearance processes, whether these processes are working, and what they aim to achieve.”
The government seemed to agree that reforms were needed. Said Chatterjee: “The baseline surveys, public hearings and the EIA report should not be done by the project proponents themselves. Independent agencies should do these things and the state may sponsor it.” He also indicated that it was necessary to separate the project clearance and monitoring processes. Currently, the regional offices of the ministry do this job, and the secretary felt that this system was unable to assess the situation on the ground.
He added: “Monitoring remains one of the key areas of concern. After the projects are given conditional clearance, it is difficult to assess whether the project developer is following these conditions. In such cases, fixing responsibilities on sub-regional committees and giving them financial powers may help.”
Chatterjee also pointed out that the government probably lacked a clearer understanding of carrying capacity of the environment: “Right now, we think that if the ambient standards of five-six major pollutants are achieved, the carrying capacity will not be disturbed. The receptors are not taken into account. Of 168 parameters, only eight are being examined in the current environment clearance process.”
The ministry was also of the opinion that EIA consultants needed to be well qualified, and their accreditation by the Quality Council of India was important. The ministry claimed that it has already initiated a system of fixing responsibility on the consultants and project proponents.
What the people want
· Consent of the people is a ‘must’ before granting clearances – and therefore, the public hearing process is extremely crucial. The process, as it stands now, is a mere eyewash and a formality that actually excludes people as stakeholders. The public hearing and its report must become a part of the decision making process; it should be democratised, and the people’s verdict should be final.
· Police or state interference should not be there.
· A mechanism should be developed to prepare independent EIA reports.
· EIA consultants found to be preparing fraudulent EIA reports must get exemplary punishment. Deaccreditation is not sufficient.
· The Environmental Clearance Appraisal Committee (EAC) should be reformed – it should have the required expertise, and the process must be completely transparent. Affected communities must be invited as well.
· Cumulative impact assessment must become the basic clearance mechanism and must be given legal force.
· Post-project monitoring is essential.
· Reforms are needed in the forest clearance process. This cannot remain a monopoly of the forest department.

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6 books with ‘nude cover’ seized – E-Pao.net

6 books with 'nude cover' seizedE-Pao.netImphal, February 26 2012: Women organizations of Manipur seized six books of Manipur origin which have nude pictures of women as covers and sold at a stall of the ongoing Manipuri Translation Festival at…

6 books with 'nude cover' seized
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Imphal, February 26 2012: Women organizations of Manipur seized six books of Manipur origin which have nude pictures of women as covers and sold at a stall of the ongoing Manipuri Translation Festival at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound

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School fee

IMPHAL, Feb 26:  The chairman of Shishu Nistha Niketan has informed in a press clarification… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 26:  The chairman of Shishu Nistha Niketan has informed in a press clarification that the school is still in session as it is a CBSE school and the final examinations are going on. It added the proposed fee schedule is for the next academic session and the increase in fee structure is for implementation of the Information Communication Technology as per the guidelines of the CBSE.A team of AMSU saw a demonstration class using the technology and was satisfied, it stated. Also, the proposed fee structure with Interactive White Board’s installation is very reasonable, he stated and invited dialogues in the interest of the students community of the state.

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Grenade gift

IMPHAL, Feb 26: A hand grenade, wrapped in paper was handed to an attendant of… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 26: A hand grenade, wrapped in paper was handed to an attendant of the RIMS casualty department last night. Reports said some unidentified persons gave the parcel to the attendant stating that it was a gift from some senior officials.Later, it was found that the parcel contained a Chinese-made hand grenade along with a paper with a warning message. Police recovered the explosive without any inconviniences and have taken up a case in the regard.

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Medical camp

IMPHAL, Feb 26: 1/11 Gorkha Rifles conducted a medical camp at New Lanchah village in… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 26: 1/11 Gorkha Rifles conducted a medical camp at New Lanchah village in Churachandpur district yesterday. Altogether 145 villagers were treated and provided with free medicines. The unit also organised another a veterinary camp at Mata village in Churchandpur district today. At least 1758 pets and other animals were examined and treated during the camp. The vets gave advices on rearing and breeding of domestic animals.

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1st edition Amuco trophy state level polo tornament

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Singjamei Polo Club trounched Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club by 7-2 goals in… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Singjamei Polo Club trounched Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club by 7-2 goals in the 3rd 57 Mounatain Division Polo Tournament 2012 played at Imphal Pologround today.

Singjamei Polo unfurls theirs wing right from the start as L Mocha Singh and S Girimohan Singh find the target in the first chukker and later in the second chukker, Manihar Singh pick up a goal to boost with 3-0 goals.

Downed with three goals defeciet, Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club made a dash in the third chukker with L Lokeshor Singh gets the better of Singjamei rider to push home a goal but Singjamei further increase theirs tally as S Girimohan Singh chips another goals to make 4-1 goals.

Singjamei Polo Club dominates the latter minutes as M.Manihar Singh, L Mocha Singh and M Doren Singh making connection to jump to 7 goals. Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club manage to strike theirs second goal through

H Arunjit but not enough to see them through and bow out with 2-7 goals.

The other match saw Lamyanba Pakhang Polo Club moves into the next round beating Imphal Riding Club by 7-2 goals.

The dark horse riders, Lamyanba Pakhang got the break in the first chukker as L.Tolongkhomba Singh struck home the opening goal. However in the second chukker, Prakash Bhandari fetch the equaliser for Imphal Riding Club. Later Lamyanba Pakhang push theirs gallop as B Dinesh scored two goals to make a leap to 3-1 goals.

The Lamyanba Pakhang Polo Club further makes inroads as Lamyanba Pakhang Polo Club rode in full throtle in the third chukker as L Tolongkhomba Singh hits home two goals while teammates B Dinesh and N Phillip Singh struck one goals each to post 7-1 goals. Imphal Riding Club final push saw Prakash Bhandari getting his team second goal. The fourth chukker failed to produce any more goals, giving the game to Lamyanba Pakhang Polo Club.

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