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RFYS football tourney to be held in 30 cities

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) is expected to see more than 60,000 student footballers from over 3,500 schools and colleges across 30 Indian cities participate this year, it was announced on Tuesday. The inaugural RFYS football competition in four different categories last year elicited robust participation from schools and colleges in the eight cities...

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Border trade disrupted after girl killed in Moreh

Imphal, July 23 (IANS) A Class 10 student was killed in Moreh, a Manipur town located on the India-Myanmar border, early on Sunday sparking an indefinite shutdown of the area, police said. Ningeingat Khongsai, 18, was staying with her uncle. She was killed in her bed at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, H. Chaoba, station house officer of Moreh police station, told IANS. Chaoba said a suspect...

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Assam Rifles seize gold worth Rs 2 crore

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) The Assam Rifles have seized 9.63 kg of contraband gold worth more than Rs 2 crore in Manipur. The security forces posted at Khudengthabi near the international border town of Moreh also arrested two persons on Tuesday, including Samir Khan, 43, suspected to be a member of an international smuggling gang, Customs Superintendent W. Luwang said. We have also ...

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One new case of swine flu confirmed in Manipur

Imphal, July 15 (IANS) Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar on Saturday announced that a 45-year-old man from Imphal west district has been confirmed to be suffering from swine flu. Jayentakumar appealed to the people not to panic, saying that the disease has been overcome in the past. Now people are more conscious and aware of the disease. The minister said: The person was ad...

10 days ago
Manipur rights activists welcome SC order to probe staged gunfights

Imphal, July 14 (IANS) Human rights activists in Manipur welcomed the Supreme Court's Friday directive ordering a CBI probe into alleged cases of staged shootouts in the state. I welcome it, said Babloo Loitongbam, director of the Human Rights Alert, which had along with an association of families of missing persons, filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court in 2012 seeking trials of th...

10 days ago
Landslide kills 1 in Manipur, injures 4

Imphal, July 14 (IANS) A woman was killed and another is missing in a landslide in Manipur's Senapati district on Thursday afternoon, official reports said on Friday. Four others were seriously injured. While officials assume that the missing woman must be dead, efforts are on to trace her, police said. The injured have been rushed to a hospital. Police said that incessant rain ...

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Road projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore in north-east by 2019: Gadkari

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Centre would initiate road projects in the north-east with an estimated expenditure of Rs 2 lakh crore by 2019, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Wednesday. Gadkari said that while projects with expenditure of Rs 1.5 lakh crore would be carried out through the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NH...

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Cabinet approves upgradation of NH-39 stretch in Manipur

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the upgradation of a 65-km stretch of National Highway-39 in Manipur to boost the state's connectivity with south and southeast Asia via Myanmar. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters here that the upgradation of NH-39 from Imphal to Moreh (on the Myanmar border) wo...

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Cabinet approves road linking Manipur with Myanmar

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved upgradation of a 65-km-long National Highway in Manipur to boost the state's connectivity with south and southeast Asia via Myanmar. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters here that NH-39 from Imphal to Moreh near the Myanmar border would reduce travel time from three-and-a-half hours to one hour...

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Soldier found dead in Manipur

Imphal, July 10 (IANS) The body of an Indian Army soldier was found on Monday morning in Manipur's Bishnupur district. The soldier was from the 4 Assam Regiment, an official said. The cause of his death was yet to be established. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination here. --IANS il/in/vt ...

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Manipur CM says no rollback on new districts

Imphal, July 9 (IANS) The Manipur government is not considering any reversal of the decision, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday in reply to the United Naga Council's demand for rollback of the creation of the seven new districts in the state. Meanwhile, the scheduled talks on Monday between representatives of the central and state governments, and the UNC on the inflammatory i...

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Heavy rains trigger landslides in Manipur, rivers in spate

Imphal, July 9 (IANS) Continuous heavy downpour in Manipur has triggered landslides along the mountainous national highways, suspending vehicular movement in the state, officials said on Sunday. Two landslides at Sinam village in Tamenglog district have dislocated traffic along NH 37 as Border Roads Task Force labourers are trying to clear the debris. Hundreds of loaded trucks and oil ta...

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Flood situation worsens in Manipur

Imphal, July 8 (IANS) The flood situation in Manipur worsened as the water level of major rivers increased due to incessant rain and many villages continued to reel under the floods. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced on Saturday that relief material will be distributed to the victims. While the central government is yet to send a team to assess the flood situation, the state govern...

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'Stir again for inner line permit in Manipur'

Imphal, July 8 (IANS) A group in favour of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system on Saturday announced it will renew its agitation soon to demand its implementation in Manipur. Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) Convener Arjun Telheiba said talks will be held with leaders of Manipur tribes in this connection. On Saturday, Manipur observed the second death annivers...

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Northeast traders embrace GST despite digital challenges

Agartala/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Amid confusion and initial reluctance, traders in the northeast seem to have finally accepted the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and officials are hopeful that teething troubles will be resolved soon. The Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), the Northeast Chapter of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and...

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Manipur Chief secretary resigns after being transferred

Imphal, July 7 (IANS) Manipur Chief Secretary Oinam Nabakishore tendered his resignation on Friday after being transferred as Director General of the Officers Training Academy. Another IAS officer R.R. Rashmi was appointed the new Chief Secretary. Protests are being held and women activists blocked the highway at Ningthoukhong in Bishnupur district, the hometown of Nabakishore, for the s...

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Marijuana valued at Rs 2 crore seized in Imphal

Imphal, July 5 (IANS) Marijuana, valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market, was seized in Imphal and the driver of the truck in which it was carried was arrested, the police said on Wednesday. A combined team of police officers and the Narcotics Control Bureau officials, led by Imphal East District Police Superintendent K. Kabib, confiscated the contraband which was to be taken to...

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No LPG connection in 6 northeast states till May; 4.3 million in UP: RTI

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In six out of eight northeastern states, the Modi government failed to provide even a single LPG connection under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The Yojana is an initiative on whose success the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rode to power in Uttar Pradesh, having provided over 4.3 million connections in the state to BPL families. ...

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Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation in Manipur

Imphal, July 1 (IANS) Incessant rainfall has triggered a flood-like situation in Manipur, with all major rivers in the state flowing above the danger mark, officials said on Saturday. Vast paddy fields and villages are inundated by the waters overflowing from the swollen rivers. Some portions of Imphal are also flooded. Several low-lying areas and roads in the city and adjacent areas are...

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Assam Rifles trooper killed in Manipur attack

Imphal, June 30 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was killed and two others were seriously injured on Friday when militants exploded a remote-controlled bomb at a checkpost in Ukhrul district in Manipur bordering Myanmar, police said. Rifleman Biju Sorubuwar was killed on the spot in the explosion at 7.20 a.m. The troopers were at the Ramba Assam Rifles checkpost when the deafening...

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