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 […]

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 […]

CM refutes reports about possible collapse of Govt

IMPHAL, Apr 22: There is not a single BJP MLA who would leave the party but there is a strong possibility that some more Congress MLAs would join BJP, claimed Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren. The Chief Minister was speaking at a felicitation function of 25 members of BJP Churachandpur Mandal and 14 Councillors, Ward Members […]

MLA Joykisan dares BJP over FA

IMPHAL, Apr 22: Asking as to why Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not been responding to the call of NSCN (IM) that the outfit is willing to come to the mainstream and promote peaceful coexistence, MLA of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency Kh Joykisan claimed that NSCN (IM) has realised lately that the Government of India has […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

Addressing VIP culture on the roads No to beacon lights

In ordering that red beacon lights should be removed from the vehicles of dignitaries and Government officials with effect from May 1, the Narendra Modi Government is addressing the VIP culture on the roads of India. Save for those on emergency service such as fire service, police, army and ambulances, the Union Cabinet is effectively […]

VIP culture of beacon lights to end from May 1: Nitin Gadkari

The government has taken the decision with a view to strengthening “healthy democratic values” in the country, he said. Seeking to end VIP culture, the Union Cabinet today decided that beacon light will be removed from all vehicles, including that of the Prime Minister, from May 1. “In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided […]

PM to review Imp-Jiri road

IMPHAL, Apr 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would personally review work progress of Imphal-Jiribam highway which is being repaired by the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). The State Government led by Chief Minister N Biren has already issued strict instruction to make the highway traffic worthy by the end of the current month. […]

Govt to penalise employees sending children to private schools

The state government will soon introduce a policy for deducting the salaries of those government employees who send their children to private schools, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren announced. The statement was made during the inauguration ceremony of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) training centre at Thangmeiband DM college road, Imphal, Manipur today who was […]

Nagas have China option, says NSCN-IM ‘army chief’

He also dismissed the suggestion that the Naga problem is India’s “internal issue”. Insurgent group NSCN-IM today accused the Centre of delaying the final settlement to the decades-old Naga issue and said “the China option” was open for the outfit. In an interview with ‘The Week’ magazine, ‘chief of Naga Army’ Phunting Shimrang alleged that […]

RN Ravi likely to meet Naga political groups

DIMAPUR, Apr 11 :RN Ravi, the Government of India’s Interlocutor for Naga talks, is likely to meet representatives of the newly formed Naga National Political Groups (NNPG) in Kolkata later this month, according to a local daily here. Six Naga political groups – GPRN/NSCN, FGN, NNC (parent body), NPGN/NNC (NA), NSCN (R) and NNC/GDRN (NA) […]

NE states most dependent on central assistance; Nagaland tops the list

While other major states in India depend less on the centre for monetary support, states in Northeast on the other hand, depends largely on the centre’s support. The north-eastern states and J&K are the most dependent on central assistance, but Bihar, among the major states, too leans on the Centre’s shoulder. Delhi on the other […]

To reduce fuel usage, petrol pumps to be shut on Sundays May 14 onwards

New Delhi, Apr 10:Moving in tandem with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to reduce consumption of fuel, petroleum dealers have decided to shut down on every Sunday from May 14 onwards. This comes at a time when the Government is yet to take a call on dealers’ commission, something that the petrol pump owners will […]

Lest BJP forgets its piped water promise Looking at pre-poll promises

Just two weeks old and too early to pass a comment on the functioning of the new Government. However what Mr N Biren and his Council of Ministers should not forget are the huge promises the BJP gave to the people in the run up to the Assembly election. After 15 years of Congress rule, […]

What is there in the Framework pact ? Need more than verbal assurance

Manipuris to be consulted before final Naga accord. This was Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on February 23, ahead of the just concluded Assembly election. Framework Agreement not final pact. This was Centre’s interlocutor to the Naga peace talk RN Ravi, again on February 23, just before the State went to […]

Reaching out to the Naga community BJP should capitalise on this

This is an opportunity which the BJP should not lose. Go all out and capitalise on it. The Sangai Express has already underlined the positives of taking the NPF on board the Government and here is the opportunity to see how to take all communities along with the idea of the Government of Manipur. For […]

No decision on Greater Nagaland: Govt

New Delhi, Mar 25 (PTI) The Centre today strongly refuted as “erroneous” the reports that it has agreed to carve out a larger Nagaland state, saying no such decision has been taken. A Home Ministry spokesperson said some reports have appeared recently to the effect that the Government of India has agreed to carve out […]

Cabinet resolves to check corruption

IMPHAL, Mar 24: The coalition Government led by BJP today held a Cabinet meeting and resolved to check corruption by Government officials and ensure transparency during recruitment of Grade III and Grade IV employees. Speaking to media persons after the Cabinet meeting which was presided by Chief Minister N Biren, Government spokesman Th Biswajit informed […]

Reacting to Muivah’s statement on ‘Naga integration in Framework Agreement’… Cong demands unambiguous clarification

IMPHAL, Mar 24: Referring to NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s statement on the Framework Agreement, Congress has demanded an unambiguous clarification from the Central Government as well as the State Government. Speaking to media persons at Congress Bhavan here today, MPCC vice-president and spokesman Yengkhom Surchandra remarked that there is no guarantee for the State’s […]