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'BPO scheme creates over 10K jobs, to result in indirect jobs also'

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that 76 operational units under the India BPO Promotion Scheme initially created over 10,000 direct jobs and will create indirect employment 3-4 times this figure. The BPOs have provided over 10,000 direct employment opportunities, and will provide 3-4 times more indirect jobs in terms of...

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India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally completes first leg

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Rally completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3 and is now on its return journey, an official statement said on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH), the rally was flagged off from Guwahati on November 25 with 50 participants, including five women, in 20 SUVs. <...

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Manipur pays homage to women freedom fighters

Imphal, Dec 12 (IANS) The Manipur government and the people on Tuesday marked the Women's War Day and paid homage to the women activists who had launched a crusade against the oppressive British administration in 1939. Every December 12 is observed as the Women's War Day in the state to remember the brave women who fought the then rulers to stop rice exports. The main function t...

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Three held at Imphal airport with gold worth Rs 51 lakh

Imphal/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Three passengers were arrested on Monday at the airport in Manipur capital Imphal on the charge of smuggling after they were found to have concealed gold bars worth Rs 51 lakh in their rectums, a CISF official said. Noor Mohammed, Azmal Hussain and Sahid Ahamed were held around 2.30 p.m. after frisking in the security hold area of the airport. They were to...

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Rajnath assures territorial integrity of northeastern states

Imphal, Dec 8 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur that a pact signed by New Delhi with the NSCN-IM will not affect the territorial integrity of the three northeastern states. Rajanath Singh gave this assurance to Chief Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Prema Khandu (Arunachal) and N. Biren Singh (Manipur) when the...

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Rajnath to meet 3 CMs on framework agreement with NSCN-IM

Imphal, Dec 7 (IANS) Union Home minister Rajnath Singh is set to meet the Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur on the contentious issue of framework agreement signed between the Central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) in 2015. Meanwhile, normal life was thrown out of gear on Thursday at Thangmeiband in Manipur's Imphal we...

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Kailash Kher supports Manipuri farmers for free

Imphal, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher, a Padma Shri awardee, is set to perform in Tamenglong in Manipur to promote its farmers who produce international class oranges. He said this is one of the projects that he accepted to do for passion and not for money. We are going for the Orange festival in Tamenglong. The festival is from December 6-10. We will be performing on December 7, Kher...

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Blast in Manipur village, no injuries

Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) Militants exploded a remote-controlled bomb here on Monday, police said. No one was injured. The blast in Laingam village near Konthoujam Lamkhai in Imphal west district comes a day after the extension of the Disturbed Areas Act for one year under which the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is imposed in Manipur. Police sources said that the bomb was a ...

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Militants ambush Assam Rifles troopers in Manipur

Imphal Dec 2 (IANS) Militants ambushed Assam Rifles troopers in Kamjong district of Manipur early on Saturday morning, but no casualties were reported, an official said. An Assam Rifles spokesperson told IANS: No casualties were reported among the troopers. More reinforcements have been called in and combing operations are going on. He said one column of the troopers under the co...

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26 kg gold seized near international border in Manipur

Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) An international gold smuggler was arrested by Customs in Manipur and seized 158 gold bars weighing 26 kg seized from him, a official said on Friday. The value of the seized gold is about Rs 7 crore in the local market, said the Customs Division official. The smuggler, identified as Mohammad Dakruddin of Lilong Kaleikhong in Thoubal district, was arrested lat...

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Powerful bomb found planted in Imphal shop

Imphal, Nov 30 (IANS) A powerful remote-controlled bomb was found planted in a shop in Khuyanthong area of Imphal city on Thursday. It was deftly handled by the bomb disposal squad, causing no harm to anybody. The bomb was spotted on the 10th and last day of the 10-day Sangai International Tourism Festival 2017, which was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on November 21. Police ha...

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Manipur CM promises loans to women street vendors

Imphal, Nov 29 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday promised soft loans to thousands of women street vendors who have taken over virtually all the footpaths and other available space in Imphal. This will enable the women vendors to earn livelihood through some other means of earning, far away from the city, he said on the sidelines of a function commissioning a garba...

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Indian-Myanmar journalists focus on Act East policy

Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) A two-day interaction between media persons of India and Myanmar stressed on the need for journalists to contribute meaningfully to the smooth translation of the Indian government's Act East Policy into concrete action. The inter-regional interaction programme saw seven resolutions adopted. Eleven journalists from Myanmar took part in the conclave. Represent...

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Gold worth Rs 50 crore seized in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Central and state agencies have seized illegally held gold worth over Rs 50 crore in Manipur since January this year, official sources said on Tuesday. Gold worth Rs 29 crore was seized from the Imphal international airport and the rest from inter-state buses and private vehicles along the two highways linking Manipur to other parts of the country. Police o...

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Manipur CM inaugurates India-Myanmar media interaction programme

Imphal, Nov 27 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated a two-day India-Myanmar media interaction programme here and said his government is trying to introduce a bus service between the two places to bring the people closer. Eleven journalists from Myanmar are taking part in the event. The Chief Minister said such interaction programmes will help bring ...

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Manipur Minister says will cycle one km to office on Thursdays

Imphal, Nov 26 (IANS) Manipur Minister Karam Shyam on Sunday announced that he would pedal to his office from his official residence -- less than one km apart -- every Thursday, which the opposition Congress called a publicity stunt. Shyam called on the people to use bicycles to save on fuel, adding that if people use bicycles, it will help improve the country's economy also. Th...

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Bridegroom, four others killed in Manipur road accident

Imphal, Nov 25 (IANS) Five persons, including a bridegroom, were killed and two others seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling after the wedding lunch collided with a mini truck in Manipur's Thoubal distict on Saturday, police said. Four of them died on the accident spot along the Trans Asian highway No 1 at Khetri Leikai while the fifth died on way to the hospital, ...

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Disqualification of Manipur MLA Surchandra sought

Imphal, Nov 25 (IANS) A disqualification petition against Yengkhom Surchandra, who was elected on a Congress ticket from Kakching constituency in the Manipur state polls in March this year and later joined the BJP, has been received by the office of Speaker Yumnam Khemchand. Surchandra was declared elected on March 11, 2017 on the Congress ticket. However, he along with three other Congr...

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Former Manipur militants blamed for robberies

Imphal, Nov 23 (IANS) A taxi drivers' association in Manipur on Thursday alleged there have been seven cases of robberies on a key highway in one week and suspected the involvement of former militants. Members of some Kuki militant groups in Manipur have come overground after signing a truce with the central government. In the past few days, there were seven cases of robberies, s...

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Fuel shortage in Manipur as transporters launch strike

Imphal, Nov 23 (IANS) Manipur on Thursday faced an acute shortage of fuel following a strike by owners of oil tankers in protest against government policies. Most petrol pumps remain closed on Thursday but officials said there was enough stock to last 21 days. A. Tamphayai, Secretary of the All Manipur Petroleum Products Transporters Association, said: The government has slashe...

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