Churachand Maharaja owned Manipur Rajbari now a Government property

Yumnam Bijaya Devi The origin of Manipur Rajbari, Redlands can be traced back in the year 1927 when Sir Churachand, the Maharaja of Manipur purchased ‘Inglesby’ complex at Rs 10,000 (Rs. Ten thousand) from one Jamatullah, son of Aulad Hussain, a prominent citizen of Shillong whose families are now staying opposite Presbyterian Church in Police […]

Yumnam Bijaya Devi The origin of Manipur Rajbari, Redlands can be traced back in the year 1927 when Sir Churachand, the Maharaja of Manipur purchased ‘Inglesby’ complex at Rs 10,000 (Rs. Ten thousand) from one Jamatullah, son of Aulad Hussain, a prominent citizen of Shillong whose families are now staying opposite Presbyterian Church in Police […]

SC transfers road rage case to Gauhati HC

New Delhi, July 18 2017: The Supreme Court today transferred the appeal challenging the conviction of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s son for lesser offence in a 2011 road rage case from Manipur to the Gauhati High Court . The apex Court also provided security cover of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to […]

New Delhi, July 18 2017: The Supreme Court today transferred the appeal challenging the conviction of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s son for lesser offence in a 2011 road rage case from Manipur to the Gauhati High Court . The apex Court also provided security cover of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to […]

Manipur killings: Amicus Curiae on ‘Army & Constitutionalism’; No legal impediment to register FIRs, says Manipur

Murali Krishnan (Courtesy : Bar and Bench) The hearing in Supreme Court in the Manipur encounter killings with respect to cases in which Gauhati and Manipur High Courts had ordered judicial inquiries concluded on April 20 . The matter was heard by a Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit, which reserved its […]

Murali Krishnan (Courtesy : Bar and Bench) The hearing in Supreme Court in the Manipur encounter killings with respect to cases in which Gauhati and Manipur High Courts had ordered judicial inquiries concluded on April 20 . The matter was heard by a Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit, which reserved its […]

AMBA protests appointment of AG

IMPHAL, Apr 20 : Members of All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) staged a sit-in-protest at Cheirap Court complex today against the proposed appointment of Advocate General of Manipur from outside the State. Speaking to media persons, AMBA president H Chandrajit Sharma reminded that Advocate General is a Constitutional post and demanded the authority concerned to […]

IMPHAL, Apr 20 : Members of All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) staged a sit-in-protest at Cheirap Court complex today against the proposed appointment of Advocate General of Manipur from outside the State. Speaking to media persons, AMBA president H Chandrajit Sharma reminded that Advocate General is a Constitutional post and demanded the authority concerned to […]

Curses come home to roost

Sometime in 2010, three former cadres of the Manipur’s People’s Liberation Army were “recruited” by 3 Corps of the Indian Army based at Rangapahar near Dimapur (Nagaland), under its intelligence and surveillance unit that reports to its General Officer Commanding. The three had apparently been used by this “cloak and dagger” unit for activities that […]

Sometime in 2010, three former cadres of the Manipur’s People’s Liberation Army were “recruited” by 3 Corps of the Indian Army based at Rangapahar near Dimapur (Nagaland), under its intelligence and surveillance unit that reports to its General Officer Commanding. The three had apparently been used by this “cloak and dagger” unit for activities that […]

‘Mizoram court attack first of its kind in the country’

AIZWAL: Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh has said the attack on court buildings, offices and residential quarters of judicial officers in Mizoram’s Lunglei town by an unruly mob on September 22 was the first of its kind in the country and had to be taken seriously, said Gauhati HC chief justice Ajit Singh. […]

AIZWAL: Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh has said the attack on court buildings, offices and residential quarters of judicial officers in Mizoram’s Lunglei town by an unruly mob on September 22 was the first of its kind in the country and had to be taken seriously, said Gauhati HC chief justice Ajit Singh. […]

Gauhati High Court seeks report from Meghalaya Govt on recent mine mishap

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The Gauhati High Court has sought a report from the Meghalaya Government on the recent mine mishap which claimed lives of 15 miners. The court also asked the Meghalaya Government to give detials fo the steps it has taken to … Continue reading

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Manipur MBBS results stuck in legal quagmire

The post Manipur MBBS results stuck in legal quagmire appeared first on  KanglaOnline.com.Manipur, IMPHAL, Aug 1: The state government represented by health and family welfare commissioner K Moses Chalai and health services director Surchandra Sharma …

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Messy Power Drive

Sir,                    Apropos “Reality of Power Drive” IFP editorial Feb 14, 20111 would like to add a little which come to my knowledge. The accounted loss of 80% of the power… Read more »

Sir,                   
Apropos “Reality of Power Drive” IFP editorial Feb 14, 20111 would like to add a little which come to my knowledge.

The accounted loss of 80% of the power in Manipur to transmission and thievery as stated by the Chief Engineer Power is a bold revelation. We have some knowledge of these losses but not to this extent. This loss must have been continuing for the last 3-4 decades. To make up this loss of power and tax thereon by the meagre 20% genuine consumer would be too much for the asking.

It is questionable if the Chief Engineer Power has full account of these losses. As far as power thievery is concerned the culprits are in the knowledge of the field staffs of the Power Department. The field staffs collect money from these culprits for the illicit connection. They also collect taxes from these connections from time to time. But it is anybody’s guess whether the money so collected is ever deposited in the Governmentfund? The funny thing is the “Power Drive” disconnects the defaulters of Power Taxes, but these illicit connections in obscure places are often left untouched.

As the editorial pointed out “those disconnected consumers get the power line connected by themselves soon after the power staff left the spot.” The situation is rather deplorable. The onlookers though seemingly annoyed could not object to it probably a ‘Bhai-Bondhu’ affair or not to createpersonal enmity.

Most of the genuine consumers are paying a minimum rate fixed by the Department as all or most of the meters provided by the Department are substandard and not recording the correct consumption of power. The minimum rate fixed for such defective meters was Rs. 189.00 per month. This minimum rate was recently purported to have been revised to Rs. 405.00 per month, without consumers’ knowledge and without proper notification.

In the matter of billing the Power Tax it is very irregular. Some funny saying “Bill Forms are out of print”. If bills are not timely issued to the consumers how payments of Power Tax would be regular? Still funnier phenomenon is charging different rates of minimum power tax in the same locality of Rs. 195.00 for some consumers and Rs. 405.00 for some other consumers during this period of Power Drive.” How such things could happen? This matter definitely would attract consumer court. It is too much for a Government to ignore!

Yours faithfully,
B. Achou Sarma
Khongman Mangjin Imphal East

[Reproduced by KO from Imphal Free Press]

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