Customs dept seizes gold biscuits worth Rs. 7.7 cores

IMPHAL | Dec 1: In one of the biggest haul in the recent past, a total of 158 gold biscuits weighing around 26.260 kg were seized by Customs officials in Imphal on Friday. The gold biscuits which were found concealed in a Maruti Van (MNO5A/9641) which was on its way to Imphal from Moreh, a […]

IMPHAL | Dec 1: In one of the biggest haul in the recent past, a total of 158 gold biscuits weighing around 26.260 kg were seized by Customs officials in Imphal on Friday. The gold biscuits which were found concealed in a Maruti Van (MNO5A/9641) which was on its way to Imphal from Moreh, a […]

Highway development work PWD says work has started, firm however says No !

Imphal, October 20 2017: Whereas the State PWD claimed that development work of NH-2 (Imphal-Mao highway) has started, Bhartiya Infra Project Limited which would execute the highway development project says that the same work is yet to kick off . The PWD claimed that work has started when The Sangai Express contacted them today . […]

Imphal, October 20 2017: Whereas the State PWD claimed that development work of NH-2 (Imphal-Mao highway) has started, Bhartiya Infra Project Limited which would execute the highway development project says that the same work is yet to kick off . The PWD claimed that work has started when The Sangai Express contacted them today . […]

Govt frames uniform land purchase policy

Imphal, October 14 2017: The State Government has framed a policy to do away with non-uniformity in prices of land when the Government goes for direct purchase of land for different development projects . There is a practice of negotiating prices with land owners when the Government must acquire land through direct purchase for implementing […]

Imphal, October 14 2017: The State Government has framed a policy to do away with non-uniformity in prices of land when the Government goes for direct purchase of land for different development projects . There is a practice of negotiating prices with land owners when the Government must acquire land through direct purchase for implementing […]

Highway work likely to be delayed, October deadline for tender process may be aborted

Imphal, August 10 2017: With the State Government not in a position to submit an estimate of land and standing properties which would be affected by the development work of Lilong-Kongkhang section of Imphal-Moreh highway, the same project is likely to be delayed. Notably, the Central Government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has already given […]

Imphal, August 10 2017: With the State Government not in a position to submit an estimate of land and standing properties which would be affected by the development work of Lilong-Kongkhang section of Imphal-Moreh highway, the same project is likely to be delayed. Notably, the Central Government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has already given […]

MoS Transport assures adequate fund

IMPHAL, Jul 29: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has assured that there would be no shortage of fund for development of road infrastructure in Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong today, Pon stated that 1680 Kms of National Highways pass through Manipur. These National […]

IMPHAL, Jul 29: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has assured that there would be no shortage of fund for development of road infrastructure in Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong today, Pon stated that 1680 Kms of National Highways pass through Manipur. These National […]

MoS Transport assures adequate fund

IMPHAL, Jul 29: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has assured that there would be no shortage of fund for development of road infrastructure in Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong today, Pon stated that 1680 Kms of National Highways pass through Manipur. These National […]

IMPHAL, Jul 29: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has assured that there would be no shortage of fund for development of road infrastructure in Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong today, Pon stated that 1680 Kms of National Highways pass through Manipur. These National […]

Rs 1630.29 Cr marked for Imphal-Moreh highway

New Delhi, July 12 2017: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs 1630.29 crore . Manipur being a landlocked State with almost 90% of the area […]

New Delhi, July 12 2017: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs 1630.29 crore . Manipur being a landlocked State with almost 90% of the area […]

Teacher shot dead, Imp-Moreh road bandh on

THOUBAL, Apr 25: A young bachelor who was a teacher by profession was killed when a police personnel opened fire at a Thabal Chongba venue at Ukhongshang Mayai Leikai under Nongpok Sekmai police station at around 11.55 pm yesterday. To protest the killing, an indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh highway has been imposed. The victim identified […]

THOUBAL, Apr 25: A young bachelor who was a teacher by profession was killed when a police personnel opened fire at a Thabal Chongba venue at Ukhongshang Mayai Leikai under Nongpok Sekmai police station at around 11.55 pm yesterday. To protest the killing, an indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh highway has been imposed. The victim identified […]

Imphal-Moreh Highway expansion work delayed

IMPHAL, Apr 12: Even though Imphal-Moreh highway is the only viable route for Indo-Myanmar border trade and it is often projected as India’s road link to South East Asian countries, development work of the same highway has been delayed. Notably, Imphal-Moreh highway is a key section of Asian Highway I. Imphal-Moreh highway is currently a […]

IMPHAL, Apr 12: Even though Imphal-Moreh highway is the only viable route for Indo-Myanmar border trade and it is often projected as India’s road link to South East Asian countries, development work of the same highway has been delayed. Notably, Imphal-Moreh highway is a key section of Asian Highway I. Imphal-Moreh highway is currently a […]

Ambush with a difference Time to stop selective silence

This is not the first time that policemen have been ambushed. More than certain that this will not be the last either. What however sets apart the two attacks on the policemen along Imphal-Moreh stretch of the National Highway is the timing of the attack. Would do good for all to acknowledge the ground reality […]

This is not the first time that policemen have been ambushed. More than certain that this will not be the last either. What however sets apart the two attacks on the policemen along Imphal-Moreh stretch of the National Highway is the timing of the attack. Would do good for all to acknowledge the ground reality […]

Mayai Lambi blocked over ILPS demand

IMPHAL, May 14: Continuing with the ongoing popular demand for conversion of the three Bills passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 31 last year into Acts, Mayai Lambi was blocked at different points between Keishampat and Hiyangthang today. Movement of people as well as vehicles were blocked along the road at Keisham-thong, Pishumthong, […]

IMPHAL, May 14: Continuing with the ongoing popular demand for conversion of the three Bills passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 31 last year into Acts, Mayai Lambi was blocked at different points between Keishampat and Hiyangthang today. Movement of people as well as vehicles were blocked along the road at Keisham-thong, Pishumthong, […]

Traffic movement along Imphal Moreh highway still far from normal

IMPHAL, October 22: Even though vehicular movement has resumed along the Imphal-Moreh stretch of the National Highway 2 which was badly affected by the recent incessant rains and landslides, there

Vehicles wait while a bulldozer levels the road near Tengnoupal along the Imphal-Moreh highway.

Vehicles wait while a bulldozer levels the road near Tengnoupal along the Imphal-Moreh highway.

IMPHAL, October 22: Even though vehicular movement has resumed along the Imphal-Moreh stretch of the National Highway 2 which was badly affected by the recent incessant rains and landslides, there are still certain parts of the highway which the State PWD has failed to make safe for the motorists.

IFP had conducted an inspection of the highway yesterday in this regard.

It was learnt during the tour that the PWD has divided up the damaged portion of the Imphal-Moreh road stretch into three and entrusted a separate contractor each to repair the three portions.

Of the three, the portion which was least damaged is the Lokchao to Moreh stretch. There the contractor has only used a JCB to clear the roadside drain which has been earthed up, draining away the falling water streams from the hill tops.

However, as there was no planning to drain the water streams down the gorge, there were certain parts where the streams had overflowed from the drain.

The worst portion of the road starts about 2 km before reaching Tengnoupal from Imphal.

Two road stretches about 100 feet long each have sunk along the portion requiring cutting of the hill slopes to enable vehicular movement.

On reaching the stretch around 3:30pm yesterday, several vehicles coming from both Imphal and moreh sides were seen stranded as the earth from the hill slopes cut by the Proclain machine was being piled up on the road.

The earth and boulders piled up on the road from the cutting of the hill was further cast off into the gorges using a JCB and a Bulldozer.

Later, after the road was cleared, vehicles were made to pass the stretch from one side at a time.

However, it was also witnessed that due to the minimum number of manpower and machinery being used, there was not much development in the work.

It may be mentioned that the bad condition of the road has affected shopping for ningol chakkouba as many people flock to the border town for their shopping.

At the same time, vehicles coming from Moreh towards Imphal and vice versa are allowed passage only on specific periods due to security reasons which has only appended the hardship of the commuters.

Indefinite bandh against alleged AR highhandedness affects busy Imphal-Moreh highway traffic

IMPHAL, January 30: The indefinite bandh imposed by the Tengnoupal village authority along the Imphal-Moreh highway has seriously affected normal traffic flow along highway. The bandh commenced from midnight yesterday

Women folk raising placards while imposing bandh at Tengnoupal along the Imphal-Moreh highway.

Women folk raising placards while imposing bandh at Tengnoupal along the Imphal-Moreh highway

IMPHAL, January 30: The indefinite bandh imposed by the Tengnoupal village authority along the Imphal-Moreh highway has seriously affected normal traffic flow along highway. The bandh commenced from midnight yesterday in protest against the prohibition imposed on civilian movement on January 29 by 42 Assam.

As a result of the bandh, the Indo-Myanmar border trade, which has a daily business transaction of over crores of rupee was also affected by the bandh. Bandh supporters also prohibited the Vehicles and personnel of the Assam Rifles during the bandh, informed a source.

At the same time, over hundreds of vehicles are reportedly stranded at Moreh border town.

Bandh supporters also blocked the highway at Tengnoupal bazaar by piling up burning tyres, tree branches etc.

Local womenfolk also staged a sit in protest in the middle of the highway displaying placards and banners which reads, `Tengnoupal is not battlefield`, `24 AR is not the friends of the hill people`, `Down with Assam Rifles` etc.

The womenfolk also chanted slogans saying `Go back 24 Assam Rifles`.

Meanwhile, Tengnoupal MLA DK Korungthang also arrived at the bandh epicentre to take stock of the situation.

Speaking to media persons, the MLA divulged that he will appraise the matter to the Chief Minister and Home minister.

Although no agreement could be arrived at between the bandh supporters and the MLA for suspending the bandh, some stranded vehicles coming Moreh side including AR vehicles were allowed to proceed following a request from the MLA, sources said.

Speaking to the media persons, one of the bandh supporters said that some of the villagers including a pregnant woman and a paralyzed BP patient who were going for health check-ups were detained and prohibited to proceed at around 5.30 pm yesterday by the 24 Assam Rifles at Sita Lamkhai Check point and made them to proceed on foot for a distance of more than 2 kilometers.

She further said that villagers of Tengnoupal and its surrounding villages are not allowed to proceed back to their village after 6 pm by the Assam Rifles which is a direct deprivation of the villagers fundamental rights, she added.

While appealing for the removal of the Assam Rifles and their check post at Sita Lamkhai, the Women Leader warned that the villagers of Tengnoupal will intensify our agitation until and unless the Assam Rifles were removed.

Meanwhile, receiving reports of detention of villagers by the AR posted at Tengnoupal, a team of the Kuki Students`™ Organisation, Chandel led by its president and accompanied by media persons visited Tengnoupal.

Speaking to media persons, president of the student body Doumang Haokip said that the act of detaining and prohibiting villagers of Tengnoupal Village including a pregnant woman and BP patient to proceed to their village by the 24 Assam Rifles is not only condemnable but is also a gross violation of fundamental rights.

While endorsing the ongoing agitation of the Villagers of Tengnoupal Village, KSO President also appealed all individuals and other civil organizations to co-operate and endorse the indefinite bandh which was called against the action of the Assam Rifles.

Meanwhile, All Tribal Women Organization Chandel District and Chingtam Nupi Apunba Lup, Pallel strongly condemned the act of Assam Rifles for depriving the rights of the villagers and also expressed to extend its support the ongoing agitation of the villagers, sources said.