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Striking Manipur employees reject CM's terms for pay hike

Imphal, April 26 (IANS) Over 100,000 government employees and 40,000 pensioners in Manipur have rejected the terms and conditions spelt out by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for implementing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. On Thursday, employees of the Forest and the Economics and Statistics departments abstained from work and staged a sit-in protest. A leader of th...

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Air Deccan to begin operations on NE routes from May 1

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Low cost carrier Air Deccan, which has conducted test flights to Agartala, Shillong and Dimapur on Thursday, will begin commercial operations from May 1 under the regional air connectivity scheme, an official said. We conducted test flight to Agartala, Shillong and Dimapur today (Thursday) and commercial operations will begin from May 1. Bookings for the same are...

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Manipuri weightlifters aim for Asian Games gold

Imphal, April 26 (IANS) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who bagged the first gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and Khumukcham Sanjita, the other Manipuri weightlifter who also won a gold, announced on Thursday that they are aiming for gold medals at the forthcoming Asian Games also. They both added that they will work for other gold medals in the 2020 Olympic games. We...

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Man held with 30 smuggled gold bars in Manipur

Imphal, April 24 (IANS) The anti-smuggling wing of Manipur's Customs Directorate on Monday arrested a man along with 30 gold bars, an official said. The arrested smuggler has been identified as Mohammad Yashim of Sangai Yumpham Mayai Leikai in Thoubal district. Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Directorate R.K. Dorendrajit told reporters the accused had been handed over to th...

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AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday. AFSPA was totally withdrawn from all areas of Meghalaya from April 1. In Arunachal, it is down from 16 police stations to eight, the official said. The Act has however be...

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Manipur agrees in principle for staff salaries as per pay panel

Imphal, April 22 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that the state government had agreed in principle to give enhanced salaries to its employees as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. However, he added, the government is seeking some time so that a committee formed in this connection could work out the modalities of the payment of increased salaries. ...

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Several injured during Manipur protest

Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Several persons were injured on Saturday after the police fired tear gas shells in Imphal East district to control the crowd protesting against a decision of the state government to shift a hospital from Sagolmang to another constituency. The Police on Saturday raided several houses in Khundrakpam area and arrested two activists S. Inao and Laishram Bijen from the...

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10 houses gutted in Manipur fire

Imphal, April 20 (IANS) At least 10 houses have been gutted in a massive fire in Manipur's Moreh town, officials said on Friday. A 10-year-old boy sustained injuries in the fire that broke out on Thursday night at Prem Nagar in Moreh, located along the India-Myanmar border. We are trying to establish the cause of fire. An FIR has been registered and investigation is on, Superint...

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Manipur can have fishery projects: Vice President

Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaih Naidu on Wednesday said that there could be various fishery and aquarium projects in Manipur to increase income of farmers since the state has sufficient rainfall round the year. The projects could be extended through the entire northeast, he said at a function at the City Convention Centre organised to to discuss ways to help increase in...

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17 injured in Manipur police crackdown on protesters

Imphal, April 17 (IANS) At least 17 persons including women were injured in a police action on Monday night while taking part in a protest demanding the construction of a hospital at Khundrakpam in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said on Tuesday. According to reports, the protesters were demanding the construction of the hospital in Sagolmang area, while the state's Bharatiya Jan...

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Rs 1,600cr sanctioned for Manipur highway improvement

Imphal, April 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday announced that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,600 crore for the improvement of the National Highway (NH) 2 bordering Myanmar. Singh said the improvement work will begin before the onset of the monsoon season. The 110 km Imphal-Moreh sector of the NH 2 is the only stretch that connects Manipur's border town w...

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Shutdown cripples normal life in Manipur

Imphal, April 11 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur was crippled on Wednesday due to a day-long shutdown called by an insurgent group opposing the proposed shifting of a hospital to Keirao from Sagolmang in Impahl East district. All educational institutions, business centres and public facilities were shut while buses and trucks went off the roads. Attendance in government offices was thin.

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Strike, blockade disrupt normal life in Manipur

Imphal, April 10 (IANS) A 32-hour general strike called by a Muslim body in Manipur on Tuesday disrupted normal life in the state, officials said. The strike, called by the All Manipur Muslim Organisations Coordinating Committee (AMMOCC) from 6 a.m., was a complete success in the Muslim-dominated areas. No vehicular movement was allowed along Imphal-Ukhrul highway in Imphal East...

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2 migrant workers hurt in Manipur blast

Imphal, April 9 (IANS) Two migrant workers were injured when a bomb was hurled at a workers' shed in Manipur, police said on Monday. The bomb was hurled in Thoubal Khunnou locality in Thoubal district on Sunday night. Hospital sources said both men were out of danger. Police officer Rishikesh Sharma said: A bomb was exploded at 8 p.m at the shed where the workers were sleeping. T...

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Two human traffickers nabbed in Manipur

Imphal, April 8 (IANS) Police said on Sunday they arrested two people on charges of trafficking a Rohingya girl in Moreh, a border town in Manipur. Police officer Lepkhohao Waiphei said the two were taken into custody from their homes late on Saturday. Mohammad Salam, 25, and Mohammad Seifullah, 30, were remanded in police custody. The girl told the police that she entered Manip...

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Manipur CM announces cash rewards for lifters Mirabai, Sanjita

Imphal, April 6 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh each for lifters Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu, who claimed gold medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Biren said that India and all sections of people in Manipur are proud of these two Manipuri girls. Mirabai Chanu on Thursday won the first gold for I...

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Sanjita's rise a saga of grit and determination

Imphal, April 6 (IANS) One of the stars of Indian weightlifting, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu's rise to the top of her sport is a saga of grit and determination against great odds. Hailing from remote Umathel Kakching village in Kakching district of Manipur, Sanjita took to weightlifting in 2006, drawing inspiration from her idol and multiple World Championships medallist and fellow Manipuri...

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AJB Sanjita adds to India's formidable weightlifting legacy at CWG

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Winning two Commonwealth Games (CWG) titles by age 24, that too in different weight categories and with CWG records is no easy task. But weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu is no ordinary athlete. The Manipur star won gold in the women's 53 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in the Australian city of Gold Coast on Friday. She lifted a tot...

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Upbeat Manipuris want DSP post for 'golden' lifter Chanu

Imphal, April 5 (IANS) Overjoyed with the spectacular achievement of weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who won the first gold for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, the people of Manipur want a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) post for her so she could stay in the state. Chanu, who set a new Games record with her power-packed performance in the women'...

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Chanu bolsters status as next icon of Indian weightlifting

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu proved to be a class apart from the rest of the field in the women's 48 kilogram category at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday. The Manipuri powerhouse left the competition far behind by setting Games and Commonwealth records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total. She register...

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