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Will end fast, marry and contest elections, says Irom Sharmila

Imphal, July 26 (IANS) Irom Sharmila, who had long been on a hunger fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, on Tuesday surprised people with her announcement that she will end her fast on August 9, the next date of her court hearing. Making the announcement in the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west, she further said that she will marry and contest the Manipur...

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Modi government's northeast push will only see 7.5% road target achieved

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Even as poor road connectivity in India's Northeast continues to stall the government's 'Act East Policy', the state-run company mandated to improve this crucial infrastructure will barely manage 7.5 per cent of its target by 2019, official data shows. According to its updated work status, the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd (NHIDCL), establ...

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Patients denied treatment due to doctors' strike at Imphal hospital

Imphal, July 22 (IANS) Hundreds of patients from different parts of Manipur as well as those from neighbouring north eastern states were denied treatment at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here after doctors went on a two-day closure of the Out Patients Department on Friday. The Teachers and Medical Officers' Association (TAMOA) of RIMS took the step as the authorities ...

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Exasperated women vendors in Imphal return to damaged market complex

Imphal, July 21 (IANS) Tired of waiting for the government to provide them an alternate place for shops, around 2,000 women vendors on Thursday stormed three marketing complexes that were damaged in an earthquake in Imphal city to restart selling their wares. The women had been provided accommodation in the temporary shed near Johnstone Higher Secondary school, a little distance away fro...

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Absconder issue: Manipur HC not satisfied with government explanation

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) The Manipur High Court on Tuesday said it was not satisfied with the government's explanation on declaring activist Khomdram Ratan an absconder. Ratan, who was the convener of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, was declared an absconder even though he was reportedly available at his home and office. A reward of Rs 5 lakh has been announced for his arr...

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No compensation by Manipur government despite SC order: Kin

Imphal July 18 (IANS) The Manipur government has failed to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 28 persons killed in fake encounters, a member of one of the bereaved families claimed on Monday. Khumbongmayum Lata told reporters here that the state government counsel had also misinformed the apex court that the compensation had already been paid. She said that th...

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Human trafficking on the rise in north-east region: Manipur

Imphal, July 17 (IANS) Human trafficking is witnessing an increase in the north-eastern states this year, Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Keisham Pradipkumar said on Sunday. Human trafficking in this region had decreased for a few years but has seen a sharp increase in 2016, he said. The state Social Welfare Department has been informing parents in Manip...

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Smart city project: Northeast wants 90:10 ratio in funding

Agartala, July 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has requested Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu to share the investment in smart city projects for the northeastern states by adopting a 90:10 ratio -- 90 per cent by the central government and 10 per cent by the state. Sarkar met Naidu on Friday in New Delhi and urged him to adopt a separate funding policy for the b...

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Manipur likely to go to polls in March

Imphal, July 15 (IANS) Manipur will have to go to polls before March 18, 2017 when the term of the present assembly ends, and no instructions has been received for advancing the elections, an official said on friday. While the date will be formally announced by the Election Commission of India, we are keeping everything in readiness, state Chief Secretary Oinam Nabakishore, who is also t...

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'Campaign against AFSPA to continue to Manipur'

Imphal July 13 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court held that the army or police cannot use excessive force under the provisions of AFSPA or the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a civil organisations group said on Wednesday that the campaign against the Act would continue in Manipur. Phunindra Konsam, President of the Working Committee on Apunba Lup (WCOAL) said that it will continue t...

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Landslide blocks NH2 disrupting traffic to and from Manipur

Imphal, July 10 (IANS) Manipur's road-link with the rest of the country was severely disrupted on Sunday as a landslide blocked National Highway 2 near the Nagaland capital Kohima. All available personnel and machinery are being used to remove the debris from the road, an official told IANS over phone from Kohima. NH 2 and NH 37 are the two main road links between the state and ...

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Manipur to bring another anti-migrant bill

Imphal July 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting held on Saturday in the office of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh resolved to pass another anti-migrant bill in the forthcoming session of the Manipur Assembly. On May 11, President Pranab Mukherjee had withheld the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015 and sent the two other bills -- The Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (7th amendment) B...

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Manipur Police solve HDFC bank heist, arrest three

Imphal July 6 (IANS) Three of the six persons who looted the HDFC Bank in Thoubal district on Monday have been arrested, and Rs 8.55 lakh in cash and 2 kg of gold ornaments recovered from them, Manipur Police said on Wednesday. Police sources told IANS that the identity and particulars of the remaining accused persons would be made known shortly. Police said: On Monday, six pers...

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Centre asks Manipur for report on ex-militants' killings

Imphal July 6 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Manipur government on the recent killings of former insurgents in the state who had joined the national mainstream. According to informed sources, the central government is concerned that these killings may derail the peace process in the state. In the latest incident, Hmar National Army Chairman Lalthansh...

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Former tribal insurgent leader shot dead in Manipur

Imphal, July 5 (IANS) Hmar National Army leader Lalthanshang Hmar was shot dead on Tuesday in Churachandpur district of Manipur, police said. Some unidentified persons barged into the former insurgent's house in Hmar Veng shortly after midnight and slashed him with a sharp-edged weapon in the face before firing at him. After the assailants left him for dead, Hmar was rushed to a...

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PCI team in Manipur to interact with media, formulate guidelines

Imphal, July 4 (IANS) A three-member team of the Press Council of India (PCI) arrived here on Monday for a three-day visit, during which they will study the ground realities of the problems journalists face from security forces and insurgents and formulate some guidelines for the media in the insurgency-afflicted northeastern region. The members of the PCI sub committee are Ravindra Kuma...

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Incessant rains lead to flash floods, landslides in Manipur, two dead

Imphal, July 1 (IANS) Incessant rains in Manipur have claimed two lives, inundated many areas in several districts and led to landslides which have blocked both highways connecting the mountainous state to the world, cutting of supplies of food and medicine, officials said on Friday. More rainfall is forecast over the next two days. A tribal, identified as Manchudai Gangmei, 45, ...

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Incessant rains, landslides in Manipur, one drowned

Imphal, July 1 (IANS) Incessant rains and landslides along the mountainous National Highway (NH) No.37 have claimed one life and blocked supplies of food and medicines in Tamenglong district of Manipur. More rainfall is forecast over the next two days. A tribal, identified as Manchudai Gangmei, 45, drowned in the swollen Izei river in Tamenglong district on Thursday. His body was...

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'Kabali' airline took over a month to design

Chennai, July 1 (IANS) AirAsia India, the official airline partner of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil actioner Kabali and which has a special aircraft bearing the images of the star, spent over a month in designing the livery. It was the work of one person. The whole designing process took over a month and it had to be done with precision as it's a first-of-its-kind attempt in Asia. Althou...

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Hundreds of trucks stranded in Manipur after landslides

Imphal, June 30 (IANS) Hundreds of trucks were stranded in Manipur after heavy rains caused landslides in Tamenglong district, officials said. The trucks are loaded with construction material and consumer items and were coming from West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya to Manipur. Their movements have been hit since Wednesday night, the officials said. Trucks going from Imphal to othe...

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