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Surface to air missile Akash being test fired (File picture)

Major rivers in spate, Minister inspects

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IMPHAL, Aug 22 : Following heavy downpour across the State last night, all major rivers draining Imphal city are now flowing above danger level. Taking serious note of the unfolding situation, IFC Minister Ngamthang Haokip, accompanied by engineers of th.....

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Sharmila re-arrested, remanded till Sep 5

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IMPHAL, Aug 22: Irom Chanu Sharmila who was released from judicial custody on August 20 by an order issued by the Sessions Court, Imphal East has been re-arrested by police today. Meanwhile the Sharma Kanba Lup has denounced the act of re-arresting Sharmi.....

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With eye on China, India deploys Akash missiles in Northeast

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NEW DELHI, Aug 22 : After basing its most potent Sukhoi-30MKI fighters at Tezpur and Chabua, India has now begun deploying six Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) squadrons in the Northeast to deter Chinese jets, helicopters and drones against any misadven.....

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ATSUM launches indefinite economic blockade

IMPHAL, Aug 22 : The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has decided to carry on their agitation by imposing an indefinite economic blockade on all the National Highways effectively from the midnight of August 22, according to a statement issued by.....

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Resolve impasse, CM tells VC

IMPHAL, Aug 22: Taking serious note of the impasse over implementation of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Act 2012 which has not only paralysed Manipur University but has also triggered a crisis throughout the Sta.....

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Assam, Nagaland Chief Ministers strike deal

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GUWAHATI, Aug 22 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his counterpart in Nagaland, Mr T.R. Zeliang, agreed here on Thursday to work out a joint mechanism to handle the situation arising from the issue of territory disputed between Assam and Nagaland to .....

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UNMM urges for reviewing CrPC 144 clamped at Ukl town

Ukhrul, Aug 22: The State Government promulgated 144 CrPC in Ukhrul town in the aftermath of the assassination of ADC member M Ngalangzar. Even though there was no law and order problem, State forces of substantial strength were deployed thereby creating .....

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JAC resolves to block trucks

The JAC constituted against the abduction of a driver and a helper by a faction of NSCN from Kohima has decided to block movement of all trucks transporting FCI goods in case the driver and the helper are not freed by August 24. Notably, all unloading ac.....

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Transgenders join ILPS stir

Under the aegis of Awaken Artisan Shelter Association (AASHA) and Maruploi Foundation, around 50 transgenders staged sit-in-protest demanding ILPS implementation at Sagolband Salam Leikai today. Maintaining that indigenous Manipuri people would become a .....

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MKS concludes Go Green Mission

IMPHAL, Aug 22 : The last phase of Go Green Mission 2014 organised by Maram Students’ Union (MKS) was successfully concluded on August 20 at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Maram. The mission was the 6th annual initiative of MKS to create environmental.....

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NSS festival begins at Khuman Lampak

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Imphal, Aug 22: A seven days festival of the Seven Northeast National Service Scheme (NSS), Manipur organised by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports Government of Manipur under the supervision of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Government .....

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AR aprrehends UG cadres

Imphal, Aug 22 : 12 BIHAR of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) established a vehicle check post at Tharoijam and apprehended one KCP of (MTF) cadre on August 20, according to a statement. The apprehendee has been identified as Yuthring Awungs.....

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JCILPS, COMET students decry

Imphal, Aug 22: JCILPS Students' Wing and students of COMET burnt effigies of the Health Minister; Health Director and DC of Churachandpur District yesterday at Keisampat for the alleged selection of an MBBS candidate from Bihar against the MBBS seat quot.....

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NPO hails ZU, MU

Senapati, Aug 22 : The Naga People’s Organization (NPO) hailed the final decision and symbolic settlement under the Customary Law of Zeliangrong Union (AMN) and Maram Union in regard to the Maram incident where a student was brutally assaulted by some mis.....

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Western Tangkhul student community lauds

Ukhrul, Aug 22: The western Tangkhul student community Ukhrul district lauded the state government's announcement for upgradation of Lungchong Maiphai block to full-fledged sub-divisional status during the recently concluded Manipur Legislative Assembly s.....

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AR organises competitions

Imphal, Aug 22: 12 BIHAR of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a “Painting Competition” for students at Pole Star Pubic School, Patsoi III of Imphal West on August 20. The painting competition was organised under the theme “Environme.....

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ANSAM urges to replace interlocuter

SENAPATI, Aug 22: The All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has urged the Government of India to replace the newly named interlocutor for Naga peace talks Mr RN Ravi. ANSAM said that driven by the expedient need for resolving the age-old Naga is.....

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ATSUM (MT) suspends blockade

IMPHAL, Aug 22: The proposed indefinite economic blockade to be imposed in the National Highways in Manipur which was supposed to be called by All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM-Tombing) starting from August 23 in connection with the ongoing impass.....

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Khuga canal breaches

Lamka, Aug 22: The notorious Khuga canal breached again today for the third time in three months and weeks after the JAC of Khuga Dam sought a fact finding committee from the Centre to expose fund misuse and inferior quality of construction. The eastern .....

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Bridge components start arriving

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With the State Government committed to complete construction of new Sanjenthong bridge ahead of this year’s edition of Manipur Sangai Festival, components of the bridge have started arriving here from Kolkata. Components of the Sanjenthong bridge which i.....

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One nabbed

A team of Imphal Police with the help of Uripok Ahanthem Leikai youths caught an individual today morning who allegedly lifted a scooter. The accused has been identified as Salam Abung alias Rex (23), s/o Tombi of Sagolband Sayang Khwai Ningthou Leirak. .....

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Tharol Eshei released

Imphal, Aug 22: A book titled “Tharol Eshei” was released today by Sheihek Sheireng Sheipan Semgat Lup at Manipur Dramatic Union, Yaiskul, Imphal on the occasion of its 8th anniversary to mark the contribution of renowned poets and artists of Manipur. Th.....

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DFP observes Sadbhavana Divas

Imphal, Aug 22 : Along with the rest of the nation, the Directorate of Field Publicity (Nagaland and Manipur region) today observed the Sadbhavna Divas at the DFP Office in Imphal. Adressing the function, DFP Director (N&M), Dr Engam Pame called upon the .....

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State Transport Authority notifies

IMPHAL, Aug 22: Asking why fines should not be imposed and appropriate action should not be initiated against buses and medium buses owners to the extent of suspension and cancellation of registration certificates under the provision of section 53, sectio.....

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Zeliangrong cultural workshop

Imphal, Aug 22: The ongoing one month workshop cum new Production Programme on Zeliangrong traditional folk dance and documentation which commenced July 26 at Sangaiprou Community Hall, Imphal will conclude on August 26, according to statement issued by J.....

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Haipou Jadonang Volleyball competition

IMPHAL, Aug 22: haipou Jadonang Malangmei Memorial Commitee, Khoupum area is organising a volleyball competition from August 25 to August 29. The competiton is to mark the 83rd death anniversary of haipou Jadonang at Gahtao village ground, Khoupum, tameng.....

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IJU condemns killing of US journalist

Imphal, Aug 22: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU), the premier and most representative organisation of the working journalists in India, joined the International Journalists Community to strongly condemn the brutal beheading of American journalist, James.....

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JCILPS states stand

IMPHAL, Aug 22: Maintaining that it does not have any confidence in the newly constituted forum of political parties on leading to any positive conclusion regarding the issue of ILPS implementation, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS&.....

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WAD secretary clarifies

IMPHAL, Aug 22: Women Action for Development (WAD) secretary Sobita Mangsatabam has urged the functionaries of Indian Red Cross Society, Manipur State Branch to stop making press statements attacking her and her organization. In a press statement, Sobita.....

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GP students flay Director

IMPHAL, Aug 22: Expressing concern over frequent disturbance in functioning normal classes due to water logging, GP Women’s College Student’s Union has decried Directorate of Higher Education Director for not taking up any measure in this regard. With th.....

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My Earth My Duty

Imphal, Aug 22: Under the theme, ‘My Earth My Duty’, the Border Security Force launched a green drive in different parts of Assam. The campaign. which was launched in 2010 is a social initiative with an objective to spread awareness on climate change, sa.....

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Search operation conducted

IMPHAL, Aug 22: Imphal East District Police along with the district commandos conducted a search and frisking operation at Lamlong Bazar and surrounding areas, under Porompat Police Station today. The operation, led by Imphal East Commando OC P Achouba, .....

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