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Congress stakes claim to form government in Manipur

Imphal, May 18 (IANS) Leaders of the opposition Congress in Manipur called on Governor J. Mukhi on Friday to formally stake claim to form an alternative government in the state. Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla is on leave while Assam's Governor Mukhi is looking after Manipur these days. Soon after coming out of Raj Bhavan, Opposition leader and former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi S...

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Congress to push for government formation in Manipur, Meghalaya

Imphal, May 17 (IANS) The Congress leaders in Meghalaya and Manipur said on Thursday that they will stake claim for formation of government in the two states since the party had emerged as the single largest party in the recent elections. The Congress leaders said that since the BJP which had become the single largest party in Karnataka was allowed to form the government the same should ...

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Three Myanmar nationals arrested in Manipur

Imphal, May 16 (IANS) Three Myanmar nationals were arrested on Wednesday in the border town of Moreh in Tengnoupal district of Manipur, police said. A woman alleged to be a drug-peddler was also arrested from the district, police added. Tengnoupal Superintendent of Police S. Ibocha said that preliminary questioning of the Myanmar nationals revealed they entered India through int...

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Army helps 16 Manipuri students clear JEE Main exam

Imphal, May 15 (IANS) A total of 16 students from Bishenpur in Manipur were able to clear the first leg of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) with the help of the Army, officials said on Tuesday. For 19-year-old Kumar Sanjay Singh, the son of a self-employed mechanic struggling to make ends meet, and several others like him living in a small hamlet of Moirang, becoming an engineering g...

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10 Myanmarese arrested for travelling on fake papers

Imphal, May 14 (IANS) Ten Myanmar nationals were arrested in border town Moreh on Monday for trying to enter India on fake travel papers, police said. The ten, five men and as many women, were arrested by police commandos who said two persons who prepared travel documents for them have also been taken into custody. All the arrested have been handed over to the police in Moreh.

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5 held for Manipur BSF camp blast

Imphal, May 11 (IANS) Police in Manipur on Friday arrested five insurgents of the outlawed People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) for an explosion near a BSF camp which killed two troopers. The five include two women, Director General of Police L.M. Khaute told the media here. Police in Thoubal district picked up T. Suresh from his home. During interrogation, Suresh ...

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DRI, Assam Rifles seize 12 kg gold smuggled from Myanmar in Manipur

Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Department of Revenue Intelligence sleuths and Assam Rifles troopers, in a joint operation on Thursday, seized over 12 kg of gold valued at Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur, said a release. The raid, conducted on the basis of specific intelligence developed by DRI, unearthed gold from the India-Myanmar border at Moreh. The joint team stopped two vehicles at Khudeng...

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Blast kills 2 BSF troopers in Manipur

Imphal, May 9 (IANS) A powerful explosion triggered by suspected militants killed two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on the Imphal-Dimapur road in Manipur on Wednesday, officials said. The BSF said in a statement that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off around 1.30 p.m. inside a store situated on the roadside near the BSF headquarter campus. The deafening blast s...

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2 BSF personnel killed in Manipur

Imphal, May 9 (IANS) Two BSF troopers were killed when a bomb exploded in Manipur on Wednesday, police sources said. The incident took place at Koirenggei near Imphal city. Two women, both civilians, were also seriously wounded in the blast. --IANS il/mr/him ...

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Congress demands PM's clarification on Naga pact

Imphal, May 8 (IANS) Congress leaders in Manipur on Tuesday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reports that there will some autonomy for Nagas in Manipur after a final agreement on the vexed Naga problem is signed. R.N. Ravi, the Centre's interlocutor, told a newspaper recently that the government was pretty close to finalising the Naga Peace accord. On...

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Two women arrested in Bengal for possessing heroin

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Two women were arrested by West Bengal police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after the sleuths recovered 700 gram of heroin from them, officials said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip off, the CID team raided an area in Katwa police station in the state's Bardhaman district and nabbed the two women -- Marjina Bibi, 50, inhabitant of Bethuadahari in Nadia distri...

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'AFSPA slap on face of Constitution, Supreme Court, Parliament'

Title: Strangers No More; Author: Sanjoy Hazarika; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 799; Pages: 420 With the Union Home Ministry last month removing the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reducing it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Director and award-winning journalist Sanjoy Hazarika's latest book, Strang...

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Inner Line Permit bill will be introduced: Manipur CM

Imphal May 6 (IANS) The Manipur government will introduce the Inner Line Permit bill in the forthcoming monsoon session of the assembly, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday. He however also assured that all stakeholders will be consulted while drafting the bill and appealed to all sections of people not to be swayed by emotions. The Manipur Assembly had passed three bill...

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Torrential rains hit Manipur

Imphal, May 6 (IANS) Torrential rains over the last two days have disrupted normal life in Manipur. The National Highway 37 is under water at Noney district and hundreds of trucks, buses and other vehicles are stranded on both sides, officials said on Sunday. More rains have been forecast for the next two days. Official reports said the Izit river in Noney district was ...

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ATMs go dry in northeastern states

Agartala/Kohima/Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) The cash drought in most of the ATMs of the northeastern states has caused a lot of inconvenience for the people in the past few days. Senior bank officials said that the delay in supplying of remittances by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Guwahati caused the note crisis in most of the ATMs. We should put fresh notes in the ATMs to run th...

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Mizoram's first medical college to open in August

Imphal, May 5 (IANS) Mizoram's first medical college is slated to open its doors in August. The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday. The MCI has recommended the Letter of Permission for settin...

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Drugs valued at Rs 2 crore seized in Manipur, 1 held

Imphal, May 4 (IANS) An international drug smuggler was arrested on Friday with amphetamine tablets valued at Rs 2 crore in the local market, a Customs official said. R.K. Dorendrajit, Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Division, said the accused was identified as Sujit Das, a resident of Manipur. An anti-narcotics team of the Customs Division acted on intelligence inputs that...

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Agitating tribal students in Manipur lock up varsity

Imphal, May 3 (IANS) Irate over their long-standing demands remaining unfulfilled and a top official telling them to join the underground, students in the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University on Thursday locked up all varsity departments as well as the administrative block. The students of the university, whose campus is located at Makhan in Kangpokpi district but classes are being h...

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New terminals to augment capacity at Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Central government has approved the upgradation and expansion of Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore, as it foresees a capital expenditure of around Rs 1 lakh crore to create capacity across various airports in the next five years. On Wednesday, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of the...

15 days ago
New terminals to augment capacity at Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a bid to create airport capacity to handle the exponential growth of air travel, the central government on Wednesday approved the upgradation and expansion of Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore. According to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of these air...

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