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Pensioner dies after collapsing in bank queue

Imphal, Dec 8 (IANS) Long wait in the queue for old-age pension claimed the life of a 70-year-old man in Imphal. The 70-year-old victim, Ibohanbi Akoijam, died after fainting in the queue at the head post office on December 5. Officials at the post office said that they gave the man first aid. Since there was no sign of improvement he was evacuated to Regional Institute of Medic...

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Two arrested for breaking ATM in Manipur

Imphal, Dec 7 (IANS) Two persons, including a policeman, have been arrested in Manipur on charges of destroying an ATM here after failing to get cash, police said on Wednesday. Hemchandra Oinam, who is from Manipur Rifles, and Bobby Nameirakpam entered an ATM booth belonging to the State Bank of India located at the PWD complex on Tuesday evening to draw money. When they realiz...

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Journalist beaten up by bank security men in Imphal

Imphal, Dec 6 (IANS) Rakesh Sharma, a reporter with a local English newspaper, was beaten up while he was photographing how people were jumping the queue at United Bank of India in Imphal with the help of bank security personnel. All Manipur Working Journalists' Union has taken up the issue at the highest level and has demanded exemplary action against the personnel. Chief Minis...

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Manipur petrol vends run dry, Nagas continue with blockade

Imphal, Dec 5 (IANS) Petrol vends in Manipur are dry and cooking gas unavailable as a result of the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1, an official admitted on Monday. The United Committee Manipur on Sunday served a 72-hour ultimatum, beginning at midnight, on the UNC to roll back its over a month-long blockade. But the Naga organisatio...

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United Committee Manipur asks Nagas to end blockade in 72 hours

Imphal Dec 4 (IANS) The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has served a 72-hour ultimatum beginning from Sunday midnight on the United Naga Council (UNC) to end its indefinite economic blockade on National Higways No.2 and No.53. UCM President Johnson Elangbam said, If the blockade is not called off within the deadline, we shall launch various forms of agitations with the cooperation of the ...

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Naga-imposed blockade hampers Manipur's construction works

Imphal Dec 4 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Sunday that a United Naga Council-imposed blockade on National Highways No.2 and No.53 is slowing down construction work in the state and urged the Centre to persuade NSCN (IM) to call off the blockade. The Chief Minister contends that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), which is holding negotiatio...

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Homestays, ropeway to change the face of Manipur tourism

Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) If you want to explore the raw beauty and rich culture of Manipur, one of the eight northeastern states, but are unsure about where to stay, here's some good news for you. Manipur's Tourism Department, in collaboration with private players, has come up with an innovative idea to attract more holidaymakers: state-funded homestays in far-flung corners. And the ...

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Demonetisation takes toll on Manipur's government employees

Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) The government employees of Manipur are in distress. Some banks and most of the ATMs are dry. On Saturday, some banks issued notices saying RBI has not despatched currencies. Employees of one or two central offices located in Imphal have not received their salary yet. The employees of private sector refused to accept cheques. However, the state government emp...

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'Police responsible for delayed disposal of court cases'

Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Chief Justice of Manipur High Court Rakesh Ranjan Prasad on Saturday said late furnishing of chargesheets by police is responsible for delayed disposal of court cases. Prasad was speaking here as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the awareness programme for lawyers in the high court complex. The programme was organised by Manipur State Legal Servi...

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Neroca FC pick up I-League bid documents

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Neroca FC have become the fourth football team this season to pick up bid documents for direct entry into the upcoming I-League, starting from January 7. The Imphal based side, who had the highest spectator count last time in the second division, have now joined the race with FC Bardez Goa, Minerva Academy FC and Chennai City to be part of the country's top-tier clu...

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New book on women in political decision making positions

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A new book born out of three years of intensive research across northeastern India and parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh focuses on the role of women in political decision making positions, especially in conflict-hit areas. The book, Where are our Women in Decision Making?, is a compilation of essays, papers, testimonies and stories with the UN Security Council's la...

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No salary for employees in Manipur yet

Imphal Dec 3 (IANS) The salaried class of Manipur are in distress. Banks and ATMs are dry. On Saturday, some banks issued notices saying RBI has not despatched currencies. There was no salary on Friday due to the cash shortage hitting banks after the demonetisation. It could be the same again as many small businesses also await to pay their employees, who have no use of cheques ...

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Bank vandalised in Manipur due to non-payment

Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) Angry customers on Friday vandalised the State Bank of India branch at Moreh, the border town in Manipur, and indulged in stone pelting on being denied cash, eyewitnesses said. However, as the situation took a violent turn, bank employees pulled down the shutters to save themselves inside. The branch has been shut indefinitely. B. Haokip, a customer in the lo...

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Manipur seeks additional forces to tackle Naga blockade

Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) The Manipur government has sought additional central paramilitary personnel to open about 60 posts along the two national highways, which are the lifelines of the state. The move on Thursday evening came after the High Court bench comprising of Chief Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, Justice N. Koteswor and Justice K. Nobin ordered the government to ensure safe and free ...

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Communal flare-up feared in tense Manipur

Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) Intelligence sources have hinted at a possible communal flare-up as a spillover of the blockade and counter-blockade that has affected Manipur since November 1, officials said on Thursday. The United Naga Council (UNC) called for an indefinite economic blockade in Manipur as it believes the government is going ahead with the creation of two districts -- Jiribam and S...

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500 trucks with essential commodities reach Imphal

Imphal Nov 30 (IANS) Over 500 loaded trucks, carrying essential commodities, and oil tankers have reached here amid tight security. The capital has been hit by a blockade since November 1. Despite efforts by the government and voluntary organisations the United Naga Council (UNC), which had imposed the indefinite economic blockade did not calling it off. UNC activists also dug u...

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Manipur banks vandalized over cash crunch

Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Angry customers vandalized two SBI branches in Manipur on Monday after the bank refused to allow people to withdraw Rs 24,000 each from their accounts citing cash shortage. A policeman was injured in violence in one of the banks and while a mob damaged windows in another, witnesses and officials said. Bank work was hit in both places but no one has been arrested.

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Customers vandalize SBI branch over cash crunch

Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Angry customers vandalized an SBI branch on the campus of Manipur University here on Monday after the bank refused to let people withdraw Rs 24,000 each. Although police reinforcements rushed to the bank, no arrest was made. Normal bank work was disrupted, witnesses said. The State Bank of India manager, identified as Prasad, said the trouble started when tw...

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Blockade, demonetisation sqeezes trade on India-Myanmar border

Imphal, Nov 27 (IANS) The legalised border trade among tribals on the India-Myanmar international border continues to be hit by the blockade the United Naga Council has imposed since November 1 against Manipur, as well as the demonetisation by India. The Naga Council protesters are agitated over the Manipur government's move to create a Sadar Hills district, fearing that some Naga-domin...

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Manipur to develop sanctuary for its polo ponies

Imphal, Nov 27 (IANS) Manipur is developing an exclusive pony sanctuary at Heingang near the state capital as part of measures to protect the unique polo ponies found only in the state, where the game is also said to have originated. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh described polo as a unique legacy of our forefathers, and said that it should be our duty to protect ponies and patronise p...

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