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Linking CPEC with BCIM will benefit people: China

Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Brushing aside India's concerns, China on Monday stressed the need to link the controversial CPEC with the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Corridor. Beijing also said it was willing to wait for New Delhi to join the Belt and Road initiative about which a section in India was unnecessarily quivering. These two economic corridors are both important cooperatio...

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Student leader gunned down in Manipur

Imphal, June 24 (IANS) Suspected militants gunned down a student leader here in Manipur and the police, fearing a students agitation, have launched a massive manhunt to nab the killers, an official said on Saturday. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. President of the Haokip Students' Organisation Letkholal Haokip was shot dead outside his home at Langol ne...

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Manipur to soon ban shotguns to check poaching

Imphal June 23 (IANS) The Manipur Cabinet will soon ban all licensed single and double barrelled shotguns to check poaching, state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar said on Friday. Individuals concerned for their safety should opt for handguns instead, he added. At a workshop on the protection of the brow-antlered deer, found only in Manipur, the Minister said: There is a need to cre...

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Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals -- takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's n...

2 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's ne...

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Form separate ministry for 'Act East Policy', says northeast Speakers

Agartala, June 19 (IANS) The North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) has urged the central government to create a separate ministry for Act East policy to speed up development of northeast region and improve economic links with neighbouring countries, Tripura Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar said on Monday. Attended by Speakers and Deputy Speakers and senior officials...

10 days ago
Assam Rifles trooper killed in Manipur

Imphal, June 15 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was killed and four others were wounded on Thursday when militants ambushed them in Manipur's Ukhrul district bordering Myanmar. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh condemned the dastardly act and told IANS that the attackers would be hunted and brought to justice. Police sources said when the Assam Rifles personnel returned to th...

10 days ago
Blast in Manipur, one Assam Rifles trooper dies

Imphal, June 15 (IANS) One Assam Rifles trooper was killed and four others were wounded on Thursday when militants ambushed the para-military force patrol in Manipur's Ukhrul district bordering Myanmar. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has condemned the dastardly act, and told the IANS that the attackers will be hunted and brought to justice. Police sources said that the As...

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India cannot develop without developing northeast: Sumitra Mahajan

Imphal June 15 (IANS) Inaugurating a five-day conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association here, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that India cannot develop without development of the northeast. Addressing the conference at the Manipur Legislative hall, Mahajan asserted that the north-east is very important for India and has a strategic dime...

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Manipuri folk singer collaborates with Portuguese group for a cause

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Manipuri folk singer Mangka has joined hands with Portuguese group Cla for a song, proceeds from which are being donated to a foundation that helps carry out wishes of children with degenerative diseases. The song, titled Nura pakhang (Eu E Tu), is part of T(H)REE, a cultural project that joins musicians from Portugal and several Asian countries, in unique music...

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Speaker to inaugurate NERCPA conference in Imphal

Imphal, June 14 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) Conference here on Thursday, an official statement said. The conference will deliberate on themes such as 'North East and Look East Policy', 'Special plan for development of railways and airways for speedy economic development of North East r...

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Manipur rivers flow above danger mark after rains

Imphal, June 14 (IANS) All rivers in Manipur are flowing above the danger level following torrential rains in the state, with the Imphal river breaching the banks in Kairung village on Wednesday. Many low-lying areas in Imphal city and nearby areas were inundated. Irrigation and Flood Control Minister L. Haokip toured the affected areas along with officials. Some portions of the...

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Three Manipuri mothers with 10 children honoured

Imphal, June 13 (IANS) Three women who have given birth to 10 children each have been honoured and awarded by a Manipuri group worried over the decreasing Meitei population. The Monday event was the fourth such consecutive annual function where Manipuri women have been honoured by those who fear that non-locals shall swamp the indigenous people in the troubled state. The three w...

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Manipur government orders probe into pre-election appointments

Imphal, June 10 (IANS) The Manipur government has set up five Special Investigation Teams to examine controversial appointments in 15 government departments made shortly before the state assembly elections in March this year. Speaker Y. Khemchand announced on Friday that two Special Investigation Teams have been set up to examine the appointments of over 200 persons in the Assembly Secre...

17 days ago
One injured in grenade attack in Imphal

Imphal, June 8 (IANS) One person was wounded when suspected militants lobbed a grenade into a pharmacy in the Manipur capital on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who also holds the Home portfolio, visited the spot within minutes of the blast. The injured salesman, Waikhom Rajesh, is said to be out of danger. Biren Singh said the grenade att...

20 days ago
Naga militant killed in Manipur

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) Soldiers on Monday shot dead a self-styled Major of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) in Manipur, police said. The incident took place early in the day at Khoupum in Noney district. A M-16 rifle and 11 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the slain militant, identified as G. Thanmei. Police said the area was cordoned off soon after S...

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Road rage victim's parents given security, Manipur tells SC

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Manipur government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that 2011 road rage victim Irom Rojer's parents have been provided round-the-clock security by Manipur Rifles at their residence. Rojer was shot dead on March 20, 2011, allegedly by Ajay Meetai, son of present Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who at the time of the crime was Sports Minister in the ...

20 days ago
Naga militant killed in Manipur

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) Soldiers on Monday shot dead a self-styled Major of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) in Manipur, police said. The incident took place early in the day at Khoupum in Imphal East district. A M-16 rifle and 11 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the slain militant, identified as G. Thanmei. Police said the area was cordoned off soon a...

22 days ago
Three Indian troopers injured in blast near India-Myanmar border

Imphal, June 3 (IANS) Three troopers of 11 Assam Rifles were seriously injured while on patrol when militants exploded a powerful bomb near H. Bongyang village, six km from the Manipur-Myanmar border on Saturday afternoon, police said. The injured security personnel, one junior commissioned officer and two riflemen, were airlifted to the military hospital in Leimakhong near Imphal. All t...

22 days ago
3 injured in blast near Manipur border

Imphal, June 3 (IANS) A powerful bomb exploded on Saturday at the Moreh border town in Manipur, seriously injuring three, police said. The blast occurred around 2.30 p.m. in the border town that was rocked by a seies of blasts that killed a woman a few days back. --IANS il/in/rn ...

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