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Eligible elders denied old age pension in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said severalof those eligible for old-age pension scheme have been left out of its ambit. The Chief Minister on Tuesday ordered an examination of the process of selecting persons for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) tag. Instead, it is found government employees and other well-off persons who have comfortable inco...

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Hand grenade found in army office in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Police in Imphal have recovered a foreign-made hand grenade on Tuesday here in M-Sector where some army offices, including the defence wing of the Press Information Bureau, are located. Police said the Chinese hand grenade was lobbed but had failed to explode. It's being speculated that the grenade was hurled at pre-dawn on Tuesday. Police said every inch o...

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Sugar remains sweet as prices dip

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There is good news for those with a sweet tooth. Sugar prices have fallen in the last one month and are expected to remain low for the coming months. The price of sugar in the retail markets in major cities have dipped Rs 1-4 per kg in the last one month while the rates have slumped by up to Rs 9 in some cities in the northeastern states, according to government ...

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Woman injured in grenade blast near army office in Imphal

Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) One woman was injured in a blast after a grenade was lobbed at an army office here, located adjacent to the Raj Bhavan and close to the Chief Minister's home and office, on Monday, police said. The office is located on the national highway No 2 that skirts Raj Bhavan, the office cum residence of the chief minister and other senior ministers and was full of cars and ...

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I-League: Arrows look to avenging defeat against Neroca

Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Arrows would be looking to avenge their defeat in the reverse fixture as they come up against Neroca FC in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday. The margin of victory was slender as Neroca FC won 2-1 the last time the two sides met but the game in Goa could be a very different affair. The Luis Norton de Matos coached-side has once again made Goa its...

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Fly AirAsia at Rs 99 to 7 cities in India

Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Low-cost airline AirAsia India on Sunday said it would fly passengers from Monday to seven cities across the country at a promotional base fare from Rs 99 upwards. The promotional fares start from Rs 99 under the dynamic pricing to cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and Ranchi, it said in a statement here. The budget carrier...

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Four arrested for selling chemically-ripened fruits

Imphal, Jan 8 (IANS) Four retailers have been arrested in Nagaland for selling chemically-ripened fruits to unsuspecting consumers, police said on Monday. The seized fruits, including bananas, oranges, apples and grapes, have been sent for forensic analysis, a police source said. The Sunday raid took place on Sunday in Dimapur. A similar exercise took place in Manipur a f...

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I-League: Soundararajan aims to rectify mistakes against Neroca

Coimbatore, Jan 8 (IANS) V. Soundrarajan-coached Chennai City will aim to rectify their mistakes against Neroca on Tuesday in the I-League tie after suffering an initial loss against the same club earlier. Chennai City are eighth in the standings with two wins and two draws to their name while Neroca are comfortably seated third with 14 points. We have a specific strategy for th...

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Waste to wealth: Hunt for bioenergy in Loktak's invasive plants

Imphal, Jan 8 (IANS) Scientists in Manipur -- which dominates the media discourse on insurgency -- are on an aggressive hunt for bioenergy sourced from alien plant invaders of the iconic Loktak lake, aiming to showcase the Jewel of India as a top bio-entrepreneurship destination. On the agenda is a proposal to set up a biorefinery, in the lake landscape, that churns carbohydrate-rich fee...

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Two injured in Manipur grenade blast

Imphal, Jan 7 (IANS) Two persons were injured when a grenade was lobbed inside a grocery shop in Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. Police said that two unidentified persons came near Raj grocery and lobbed the grenade inside the shop despite the fact that there were some persons buying various items. Anish and Bijoykumar were injured in the blas...

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Zakir Hussain, Minerva, Umthli, Unique Model earn titles in RFYS football nationals

Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Zakir Hussain College, Minerva Public School, Umthli Secondary school, the Unique Model Academy earned themselves a title in their respective categories of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship here on Saturday. Delhi-based Zakir Hussain College staged a superb fightback to turn the tables on Baselius College from Kottayam and clinch the...

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Manipur man gets rigorous life imprisonment for raping daughter

Imphal Jan 6 (IANS) A special court in Manipur has sentenced a 42-year-old man to rigorous life imprisonment for raping his minor daughter. The complaint against the man was lodged on September 19, 2016 when the mother of the victim alleged that her husband raped the minor at least three times. Police arrested the father a day after the complaint was registered. After his convict...

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I-League: Neroca defeat Arrows by slender margin

Imphal, Jan 5 (IANS) Neroca FC registered a 2-1 win over the Indian Arrows to move up to second place in the I-League standings at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium here on Friday. With this win, Neroca FC leap-frogged Minerva Punjab FC to the second spot with 14 points from seven matches while Indian Arrows will stay at the seventh position with as many points having played one match more....

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Militants kill suspected rapist in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 5 (IANS) Militants shot dead a suspected rapist in Manipur and have threatened to carry out more such killings. The United National Liberation Front (UNLF) killed Laiphrakpam Sana Ningthem, 35, of Imphal West district on Thursday while he was returning home, police said. The UNLF accused the victim of raping a housewife on April 26, 2015 and trying to kill her too. N...

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Officers involved in Manipur belt scam will be punished: CM

Imphal, Jan 5 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that all guilty police officers involved in a scam involving purchase of sub-standard belts for the police and paramilitary battalions will be punished. The police department had purchased 20,000 leather belts at Rs 24,40,000 that were supplied during 2013-14. At his press conference late Thursday, Singh demonst...

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Police brace for influx from Assam to Manipur

Imphal, Jan 4 (IANS) Manipur Police have tightened security to check the possible influx of migrants after a draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published in neighbouring Assam has sparked fears that many may be declared non-Indians. Director General of Police L.M. Khaute has supervised security measures along the Assam-Manipur border on the state's eastern side to check ent...

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Trader escapes grenade attack in Imphal

Imphal, Jan 3 (IANS) A trader dealing in cement escaped unhurt on Wednesday when unidentified persons hurled a grenade at his shop at Khurai in Imphal East district. Police said the grenade hit the roof of the shop and failed to explode. Police suspect it must be an extortion threat aimed at P. Singhajit. On Sunday, suspected militants threw a grenade at the office of the Forest...

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Man held with heroin disguised as cake

Imphal, Jan 2 (IANS) A drug trafficker has been arrested in Manipur with heroin valued at Rs 42 lakh and shaped like a New Year cake, police said. Imphal East Police Superintendent Kabib K. said police were tipped off that drug traffickers would smuggle in heroin from Myanmar. The police set up traps and a van was stopped near Lamlong market in Imphal East. A man, identified as W...

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Tension along border after Myanmar work in no man's land

Imphal, Dec 31 (IANS) Some tension prevailed along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur's Tengnoupal district on Sunday, a day after Myanmar Army started levelling the no-man's land, officials said. Tengnoupal's Collector K. Raghumani, who toured the area with Superintendent of Police S. Ibomcha, said the official team inspected illegal constructions like pig pens of Indians at the no man...

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Centre's New Year gift to Northeast: Mobile air dispensaries soon

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The central government's plan to launch mobile air dispensary services -- helicopters with equipment and doctors -- for medical emergencies in remote and hilly areas of the Northeast region may be a reality soon. Informed sources told IANS that the government has agreed to allocate Rs 80-Rs 100 crore for the proposed launch of two air dispensaries in the region.<...

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