Imphal, Dec 16 (DIPR):Manipur joined the rest of the country in paying tributes to the martyrs, who laid down their lives for the Nation during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971, on Vijay Diwas today.
New Delhi, Dec 16:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that Rs 90,000 crore will be earmarked for improving roads and national highways in the Northeast in the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity. He also inaugurated the Tuirial hydroelectric project at Aizawl and dedicated to the nation a two-lane national highway connecting Tura in western Meghalaya and Shillong. Ahead of the Mizoram and Meghalaya Assembly elections in 2018, PM Modi inaugurated a slew of development projects in the two northeastern states and also addressed public rallies.
IMPHAL, Dec 16: Special Court NIA Manipur today framed charges against four accused in connection with the killing of PREPAK ex-chairman Ningombam Nabachandra, under various sections to carry out due trial.
The charge order was announced today by Golmei Gaiphuishillu, Special Judge, NIA Manipur, in an Open Court after charge hearing against all four accused of the case on November 2, 24 and December 7.
IMPHAL, Dec 16: A 22 members team, led by Shiv Sena Manipur president Moirangthem Tombi, met with the party’s National president Uddhav Thackery and many MPs and pressured them to bring up the issue of the Framework Agreement in the Parliament.
IMPHAL, Dec 15: An eight-member team of AMUCO, CCSK and UCM would leave Imphal for New Delhi tomorrow to apprise the Prime Minister, the Union Home Minister, the AICC president and other Central leaders about the people’s collective will and standpoint with regard to any settlement to the protracted political dialogue going on between the Government of India and NSCN-IM.
IMPHAL, Dec 15: A missing SUV (Mahindra Scorpio) has been recovered by a team of Assam Police assisted by Manipur Police, somewhere in Imphal East today.
IMPHAL, Dec 15: Decrying alleged failure on the part of the State Government to take up prompt action against attempts by some elements to keep away Tribal Research Institute (TRI) Deputy Director Pikeshwar from the post even though he has been appointed to the same post by Manipur Public Service Commission, AMSU volunteers marched to the Chief Minister’s official residence this afternoon.
IMPHAL, Dec 15 : Even though the State’s Taxation Department is still unable to ensure regular payment of taxes by all citizens liable to pay taxes, the rate of tax collection has improved following introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
NEW DELHI, Dec 15 :A new scheme for infrastructure development in the North Eastern States with 100 per cent funding by the Central Government was approved on Friday by the Union Cabinet along with a capital investment subsidy amounting to Rs 264.67 crore.
Imphal, Dec 15 (DIPR):Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the Government is planning to introduce a new healthcare scheme ‘Hakshelgi Tengbang’ (Manipur Health Protection Scheme) on January 1, 2018. This was stated by him while briefing media persons on the occasion of ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
IMPHAL, Dec 15 : The Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL, Tangkhul Youth Council) has denounced the plan of the State Government to inaugurate the ‘controversial Mapithel Multi-Purpose Project’ explaining that the dam was constructed without a detailed list of the impact assessment on the socio economy and the forests.
IMPHAL, Dec 15: Construction of Tongjei Maril or Old Cachar Road is making little progress and many quarters have started questioning the qualitative aspect of the same work.
IMPHAL, Dec 15:The Citizens Concern For Dam and Development (CCDD), Imphal has expressed serious concern with the pursuance of the Chairman and Managing Director of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), in his meeting with CM yesterday, regarding the commencement of construction of 66 MW Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Project over Leimatak river.