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Imphal tourist park coming up at birth place of polo

Imphal, May 1 (IANS) A tourist park is being developed near Imphal's Marjing temple, considered the birthplace of polo, with Rs.12 crore set aside by the tourism department. Disclosing this to IANS Nongthombam Biren, the ruling Congress MLA of the Heingang constituency, said that the temple was the birthplace of polo which is now world famous. Biren said that hectic construction work is ...

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'Scheduled Tribe status demand may ignite communal carnage'

Imphal, April 30 (IANS) A Manipur group which is demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur to regulate the entry and stay of non-locals feels that the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meiteis will ignite communal carnage. In view of the fast polarisation on the issue, the government may deny permission for a procession on May 22 by the Scheduled...

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People in Manipur block roads to protest deaths with communal slant

Imphal, April 30 (IANS) Separate incidents in Manipur, each with communal overtones, in which four people lost their lives have led to protests and blocking of national and state highways in the last few days, police said. People in Yairipok in Thoubal district have been blocking roads in protest against the death of a pedestrian after he was hit by an auto-rickshaw two weeks ago. The ag...

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Manipur gets 11,796 tonnes of rice

Imphal, April 29 (IANS) The central government has allotted 11,796 tonnes of rice to Manipur for sale to people under the National Food Security Act, official sources said on Friday. Manipur implemented the Act with effect from April 24. Government sources said a sum of Rs.30 crore had been set aside for the effective implementation of the Act in Manipur, which is home to about 2...

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Manipur quake victims warn of returning 'pittance' of relief

Imphal, April 29 (IANS) Alleging malpractices and corruption in giving relief, some victims of January 4 earthquake in Manipur have threatened to return to the state government what they called the pittance given to them as compensation. Haobijam Kulachandra of Yumnam Khunnou village in Imphal East district said: Eight houses were destroyed in my locality by the earthquake. I was paid Rs...

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Bailey bridge collapses in Manipur, no one hurt

Imphal, April 29 (IANS) A bailey bridge being constructed in Imphal West district of Manipur collapsed on Thursday night, but no one was hurt, officials said on Friday. The bridge was meant to connect the Sekmai and Khurkhul villages. The work on the Rs.1.98 crore project started in 2014 and was scheduled to be completed in September 2016. Babuchand, the chief engineer of the P...

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Manipuri students oppose ST status for Meiteis

Imphal, April 29 (IANS) The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has strongly objected to the demand for granting the Scheduled Tribes (ST) status to the Meiteis, a majority community in Manipur. Manjit Sarangthem, secretary general of AMSU, said: It will be a wrong step to demand the ST status for the Meiteis. The objection has come at a time when the Scheduled Tribes Demand Commi...

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Security beefed in Manipur areas after three murders

Imphal April 27 (IANS) Police have beefed up security in some areas of Manipur to prevent clashes in the wake of three murders that could have a communal fallout. Meanwhile, security personnel and agencies have been pressed into service to bring the attackers to book. A number of organisations have been demanding that the culprits be booked immediately to ease the tension. <...

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Mukherjee, Giri's plaques missing from Manipur war monument

Imphal, April 27 (IANS) On a day when Manipur paid homage to its soldiers who laid down their lives defending the then princely state against the British in 1891, the BJP on Wednesday said plaques bearing the names of presidents V.V. Giri and Pranab Mukherjee were missing from the Khongjom War Memorial complex. It was on April 27, 1891, that the British Union Jack was hoisted at the Kang...

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Medicos, staff protest bomb threat in Imphal medical institute

Imphal April 27 (IANS) Medical students and employees of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, on Wednesday staged a sit-in protest against the lobbing of a Chinese-made hand grenade at the Out Patient Department two days ago. Contending that medical institutions should not be targeted by insurgents in their violent campaign, the protestors said such attacks disturbe...

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Grenade hurled at Imphal hospital

Imphal, April 26 (IANS) A powerful hand grenade was hurled at the out patient department at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal, but no one was injured in the attack, police said on Tuesday. Unidentified assailants hurled the grenade on Monday night. Sources said bombs have been regularly hurled at this medical college under the union ministry of health and famil...

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Manipur's rain-hit await relief as government gathers reports

Imphal, April 26 (IANS) People affected by torrential rains in Manipur in the last 10 days are sore over the alleged sloth in official response to their plight as the government awaits district collectors' reports before disbursing relief. The state cabinet at an emergency meeting on Monday evening decided the relief would be given as soon as comprehensive reports are received from the...

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Manipur launches Food Security Act, people unaware of scheme

Imphal, April 25 (IANS) The National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, was on Monday formally launched in Manipur by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. However, some people said they were unaware of the scheme. At a brief function at the office of the consumer, food and public distribution department at Sagaiprou in Imphal, Okram Ibobi flagged off some truckloads of rice to other towns in t...

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Manipur opens relief camps for rain-hit villagers

Imphal, April 25 (IANS) The Manipur government has started opening relief camps for villagers who were rendered homeless in the recent torrential rains and thunderstorms, an official said on Monday. Official reports said that in the Oinam assembly constituency, over 3,307 houses were destroyed. Besides, the rains destroyed 2,000 houses in the Nambol assembly constituency and 220 houses i...

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Heavy rains damage Manipur houses, flood villages

Imphal, April 24 (IANS) Heavy rainfall has damaged many houses and caused flooding in low-lying villages in the northeastern state of Manipur, officials said on Sunday. Also, thunderstorm accompanied by hails battered Manipur and several northeastern states on Sunday. In Manipur's Bishnupur district, over 300 acres of paddy fields have been flooded. There were widespread destruc...

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President unveils Khongjom war monument in Manipur

Imphal, April 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated the Khongjom war monument at the place where the last battle of Manipur's independence was fought against the British army in 1891. The war memorial has been built at the Kheba hillock in Thoubal district along the India-Myanmar border, just over 30 km from Imphal. It is a historic day since the last battl...

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Villagers in Manipur wary of losing land to Myanmar

Imphal, April 23 (IANS) Leery of fencing work along Indo-Myanmar border, a committee of about 40 villages in Manipur has announced it will not allow any government official or work inside their area. No government agent shall be permitted to enter these border villages, said Ngachomi Ramshang, the general secretary of 'Chandel-Ukhrul Indo-Myanmar Border Land Protection Committee'.

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President to visit Manipur on April 23

Imphal, April 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a one-day visit to Manipur on Saturday to attend the Khongjom Day ceremony as well as inaugurate a monument-cum-tourist centre here. Khongjom Day is observed on April 23 by the Manipur government to pay tributes to its brave sons who made the supreme sacrifice for the cause of their motherland. The monument to be inaugu...

8 days ago
President to visit Manipur on April 23

Imphal, April 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a one-day visit to Manipur on Saturday to attend the Khongjom Day ceremony as well as inaugurate a monument-cum-tourist centre here. Khongjom Day is observed on April 23 by the Manipur government to pay tributes to its brave sons who made the supreme sacrifice for the cause of their motherland. The monument to be inaugu...

8 days ago
President to visit Manipur on April 23

Imphal, April 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a one-day visit to Manipur on Saturday to attend the Khongjom Day ceremony as well as inaugurate a monument-cum-tourist centre here. Khongjom Day is observed on April 23 by the Manipur government to pay tributes to its brave sons who made the supreme sacrifice for the cause of their motherland. The monument to be inaugu...

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