Did BJP leaders promise two Cabinet berths to NPF?

IMPHAL, Aug 17: Some quarters have started asking whether BJP National leaders Ram Madhav and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa promised two Cabinet berths to the Naga People’s Front (NPF) at the time of forming the coalition Gov-ernment led by Chief Minister N Biren.

Natl highway a misnomer for Imp-Jiri route: HC

IMPHAL, Aug 17: A Division Bench of the, High Court of Manipur consisting of Acting Chief Justice N Kotiswar and Justice Kh Nobin, passed an order regarding the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) case filed by RK Joysana, stating that the condition of Imphal-Jiribam road, in its present state, cannot be considered a proper National Highway owing to the potholes, land-slides, lack of proper drai- nage etc at various points.

Irom Sharmila marries Desmond Coutinho

KODAIKANAL, Aug 17:Manipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar’s office in Tamil Nadu’s Kodaikanal this morning.

NEW DELHI, Aug 16:The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur, both ruled by the BJP. The move effectively means it will be the States’ decision to either continue the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) or revoke it.

NEW DELHI, Aug 16:The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today has given its approval to the scheme of providing Budgetary Support under Goods and Service Tax Regime for the eligible in-dustrial units located in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pra-desh and North Eastern States including Sikkim.

IMPHAL, Aug 16: In an attempt to maintain the sanctity of Kangla, the State Home Department has today issued an order for shifting of the Joint Interrogation Cell (JIC) located within 11th Bn Manipur Rifles (IRB complex) located at Kangla to a suitable place.