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.

Delegates of AMUCO, UCM, CCSK to leave for Delhi today CSO team to apprise PM about people’s will

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.

AMSU protests in front of CM’s office, 17 held

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.

GST fails to ensure 100 pc tax collection

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).

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.