HC orders emergency highway repairing

IMPHAL, Jan 19: A Division Bench of the High Court of Manipur comprising of acting Chief Justice N Kotiswar and Justice Kh Nobin has directed the authorities concerned including PWD and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to take up all necessary steps and actions for executing the work of repairing and maintaining Tendongyang to Koubru Leikha section of NH 2 on priority basis by invoking the emergency clause as provided under Section 2.2 (xviii) under Chapter 1 of the CPWD Manual.

Street vendors stage sit in protest

IMPHAL, Jan 19: Ima Panthoibi Street Vendors Union organised a sit in protest in front of Khuman Lampak ISBT today demanding the State Government to make its stand clear regarding the construction of a women’s market (Nupi Keithel) near ISBT.

IMPHAL, Jan 19: Taking stock of the declining popularity of various Government schemes due to lack of awareness, the State Government is taking up necessary measures to ensure proper coordination between the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) and the related Departments so that awareness on various schemes can be dispersed to the public with greater ease and efficiency.

KOHIMA, Jan 19: The announcement of election dates on Thursday invited a polarised response in Nagaland, with political parties welcoming the move and local organizations strongly protesting against it – with the apex tribal body of the State threatening to boycott the electoral process.

NEW DELHI, Jan 19:The Election Commission today recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind that 20 Aam Aadmi Party legislators should be disqualified for holding ‘office of profit’ as Parliamentary Secretaries, sources said. Once the recommendation is approved by the President, by-elections will have to be held for the 20 Assembly seats. Initially, the case was against 21 legislators, but after Rajouri Garden MLA Jarnail Singh resigned to contest against Parkash Singh Badal in the Punjab Assembly elections last year, the case now stands against 20 legislators. Party sources say that AAP will challenge the poll panel’s decision in the Supreme Court.

Rhizome festival concludes

THOUBAL, Jan 19 : The first ever ‘Rhizome Festival’ organised by Rural Auxiliary For People’s Action (RAPA), Lamding in association with State AYUSH Society, Directorate of AYUSH Manipur under the aegis of MIDS, Horticulture and Soil Conservation concluded today at Ningtam Ingkhol, Tekcham Maning Ching, Thoubal.

Biren asks Rajnath not to overstep State Govt

IMPHAL, Jan 18: Chief Minister N Biren has categorically asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh not to overstep the State Government while working out a solution to the protracted political dialogue going on between the Government of India and NSCN-IM today. The same point was also highlighted to BJP president Amit Shah during a separate meeting.