A protest demonstration being staged at Imphal in pursuit of the demand for implementation of ILPS in Manipur

No let up in ILPS movement, student rifle-butted, 6 hurt

IMPHAL, Jul 28: People in the four valley districts continued to stage demonstrations de-manding implementation of ILPS in the State today as well. At least six students including those from lower standards were injured as police fired tear gas shells an.....

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CM fails to win over, stir to go on

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Main-taining that what Chief Minister had stated in the Manipur Legislative Assem-bly today on the issue of ILPS was not satisfactory, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) Manipur has announced that they would c.....

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CM Ibobi suggests collective campaign

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Clarifying that the Government is not indifferent to people’s de-mand for enforcement of Inner Line Permit System in the State even though enforce-ment of ILPS is the prero- gative of the Government of India, Chief Minister O Ibobi today .....

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State security forces revamp roads in Ukl

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Additional State security forces deployed in Ukhrul town today repaired a road near a women market shed located at Phungreitang. They revamped a road near Gandhi Chowk on July 15 as well. Additional State security forces comprising of po.....

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Ibobi admits incoordination among Govt depts

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Chief Mi-nister Okram Ibobi has admi- tted on the floor of the House that several Government departments have been acting independently without consul-ting other departments even if the projects/works they are executing require effective c.....

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State native beaten

Forty-year-old Soijamuan Phiamphu was beaten up by a local neighbours last night in Gurgaon. He was admitted to Neelkanth hospital with severe injury on the head. The attackers, Sujit, 24, and Ajit, 23, barged into Phiamphu’s house in Nathupur at 11pm a.....

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House okays Appropriation Bill

The Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed the Manipur Appropriation (No 3) Bill, 2014 after due deliberation. In the course of discussing the Bill, Chief Minister O Ibobi stated that a guest house would be constructed at Mumbai for accommodation of M.....

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UNC bans Natl projects

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The United Naga Council (UNC) has banned all construction works of national project s in Naga inhabitat areas which include Trans Asian Railways, Power Grid, NHPC and the National Highways for 10 days from 6 am of August 1. UNC in a pr.....

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Seven defaulting doctors pulled up: Phungzathang

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Altogether seven Government doctors who are practising in private hospitals/clinics have been pulled up, Health and Family Welfare Minister Phungza-thang Tonsing informed the House today in response to a call attention motion raised by MLA.....

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Construction of world’s highest bridge begins

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The NF Railway Construction Organisation has started con-struction of a bridge with height of pillars upto 141metres near Noney in Manipur. This bridge is slated to become tallest in the world from the point of view of pillar height surpas.....

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Strike the iron when it is hot, says Sharmila

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been fasting for the past 14 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was to-day produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East at Lamphelpat and the Court further.....

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Id-ul-Fitr greetings

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Governor VK Duggal and Chief Minister Okram Ibobi led others in greeting the people of the State especially those from Muslim faith on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr. VK Duggal conveyed his warmest greetings to the people of Manipur, especial.....

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Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight programme starts

IMPHAL, Jul 28: JNIMS Hospital today hosted the opening ceremony of the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight programme. The programme was launched with an aim to control diarrhea in the State. Starting today, the programme will continue till August 8......

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KYU conducts cleanliness drive

KANGPOKPI, Jul 28: Expressing concern over the decrepit and moldy condition of Community Health Centre, Kangpokpi which is the First Referral Unit (FRU) in Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi, Youth Union, Kangpokpi today began a cleanliness drive at CHC complex and w.....

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Sr. Resident should be a post graduate, DESAM says to RIMS Director

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The RIMS Director Dr S Sekharjit did not understand and fully study the content of the press statement of the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) thereby exposing his other wrongful conduct which is termed in Manipur idioms as .....

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Hepatitis-C is killing more people than HIV in Manipur, says a report

Imphal, Jul 28: The mother of all illness hepatitis-C is slowly emerging as a serious health issue in Manipur. Prevalence of hepatitis-C among injecting drug users in Manipur is as high as 80 to 90 percent and hepatitis-C today kills more people than HIV/.....

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Ukhrul Churches to fast, pray for just peace next month

UKHRUL, Jul 28: The 22 churches of Ukhrul town belong to different Christian denomination have decided to hold a special fasting prayer day on 2nd or 3rd of August next month for ensuring peace and tranquility in Ukhrul town. The foremost duty of the chu.....

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Contraband items worth Rs 2 crore disposed off

IMPHAL, July 28: Contraband items worth over Rs 2 crore have been destroyed (disposed off) by burning in Imphal today by the Custom Division, Imphal officials. The banned goods include 41 packets of compressed blocks of ganja weighing 346.5 kg worth Rs 1.....

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UPF team to reach Delhi on Jul 30

NEW DELHI, July 28: A team of United Peoples Front (UPF), the umbrella Chin-Kuki-Mizo underground organisation, will be arriving here in New Delhi on Wednesday, July 30 for a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of .....

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Man electrocuted

A labourer was electrocuted as he accidentally came into contact with high voltage power lines today afternoon at Neikanlong, Imphal. The deceased has been identified as Dimchailung Riamei (32), s/o Daithao-ngam Riamei of Khoupum Gatao Village, Tamenglo.....

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'Molestation' report

Taking strong exception to the news report that five girl athletes staying at SAI Sports Training Centre, Takyelpat were subjected to sexual harassment by a male coach, MLA Joykisan stated on the floor of the House that parents have now serious reservatio.....

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KNO censures AR action

Lamka, Jul 28: The KNO today slammed the AR for arresting the C-in-C of UTLA and his PSO without the presence of the police. Claiming that the KNO's commitment to the 8 years old SoO is abundantly self evident, a statement issued by Stephen Kuki, KNO's .....

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DC announces NH-37 closure

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Tamenglong DC C Arthur W has informed the general public that vehicular traffic on NH-37 will remain closed from July 30 to August 2 for the launching of the bailey suspension bridge at Km 145.090 (Barak river)......

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Iftar parties conclude

IMPHAL, Jul 28: A series of Iftar parties hosted by Manipuri Muslim Online Forum (MMOF), Manipur under the sponsorship of Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), USA, which started on July 15 at Mayang Imphal, concluded at Kiyamgei and Kairang villages.....

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Women vendors protest

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Women vendors of Kwairamband Bazaar today demanded the Government to unconditionally release the women arrested during the protest demanding the Inner Line Permit System in the State and condemned the manhandling of the State force on the .....

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Village Chief asserts

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Reacting to Chief Minister O Ibobi’s statement given in the Manipur Legislative Assembly and published in some local newspapers on July 17 that a proposal would be sent to the centre for acquisition of 3000 acres of land at Haolenphai vill.....

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KYKL cadres held

IMPHAL, Jul 28: A team of Imphal East district police commando unit has arrested an active member of KYKL from Khongman Okram Chuthek Jubraj Palli Machin yesterday. He is identified as Thingujam Angouba Singh (27) S/o Th Shyamo Singh of Singjamei Kshetr.....

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AAMSU decries

JIRIBAM, Jul 28: The All Assam Manipuri Students’ Union (AAMSU) has decried the recent police excesses to the agitating students while demanding implementation of ILP system in the State of Manipur. This was stated by Seram Herajit Singh, President of AA.....

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No traffic on Bailey bridge

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong district has on July 28 notified that vehicular traffic on NH-37 will be remain closed with effect from July 30 to August 2, 2014 for the launching of 360 Bailey Suspension Bridge at Km 145.090 on Bara.....

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ZYF clarifies to press statement of Ningtinglung

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The Zaliangrong Youth Front in a press release made necessary clarification to the press statement Ningtinglung alias Johny Gonmei countering the ZYF decision which appeared on July 28 Edition of the Sangai Express in page 14 under the cap.....

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Pakans are Kuki

IMPHAL, Jul 28: In view of the general conception that the Pakans are Nagas, the Pakan Reunification Army has in a press statement made the following declaration on public interest for clarification and acknowledgement by the general public. That the Pak.....

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Corrigendum

Please refer to the news item “Patient with head injury lies unattended at Shija Hospital” published on July 28, it is hereby clarified that the news heading should read as “Unknown patient with head injury lies at Shija Hospital”, and not as published. .....

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Sit-in-protest staged

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Kwakeithel Bazar Keithel Phambi Apunba Lup staged a sit-in-protest against Tiddim Road Athletic Union’s move of land acquisition at Kwakeithel Bazar today. Two sheds of the bazaar out of four sheds have been evicted in the widening of th.....

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IED detected at Maharabi

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The 25 Assam Rifles, in a routine patrolling at Maharabi area along Asian Highway-1, Imphal West district, detected an improvised explosive device (IED) at around 5:15 am today with the help of their sniffer dog. Soon after detecting the .....

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TDC, Phungyar appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 28: The joint body of Khukok Long (KKL), Phungyar Town Development Committee (TDC) and the students union expressed their displeasure over the attitude of the State Government and the working of its various Departments in Phungyar. In a press.....

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Two shot at different places

IMPHAL, Jul 28: In two separate incidents, two civilians were shot by unidentified persons this evening. One Tousulung Pamei of Khoupum Ragailong, Tamenglong district was shot by some unidentified persons at Luwanglon. He has been brought to RIMS. In an.....

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