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Cattle slaughter rules unlikely to affect business in northeast

Imphal, May 27 (IANS) People across sections in the northeastern states are more or less unanimous in their opinion that enforcement of the cattle slaughter rules issued by the central government on Friday will have little or no impact in the region. In a bid to regulate the hitherto unregulated cattle trade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre issued a notifica...

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BJP wins lone Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur

Imphal, May 25 (IANS) President of the Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Khetrimayum Bhabananda won the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat, the election for which was held on Thursday, officials said. He defeated his lone rival Elangbam Dijwamani of the opposition Congress by a margin of 18 votes. In the 60 member Manipur assembly, Bhabananda secured 39 votes while Di...

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Bodies of 8 Manipur tribals killed in 2015 violence finally buried

Imphal, May 24 (IANS) The bodies of eight tribal activists in Manipur, killed in a September 2015 violence, were interred on Wednesday after being kept in the mortuary for 600 days in the state's Churachandpur district. Nine persons were killed in September 2015 during a violence that erupted after the Manipur assembly passed three Inner Line Permit Bills in August 2015. One body was bur...

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Bodies of Manipur activists killed in 2015 violence to be buried

Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said the bodies of eight tribal activists killed in mob violence in September 2015 in the state's Churachandpur district will be buried on Wednesday. Singh has been invited to the burial of the bodies of the activists which had been preserved in the morgue since September 2015. The officials, however, said that owing ...

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Japan to build war museum in Manipur

Imphal, May 21 (IANS) Japan's Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan will build a war museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching in Manipur's Bishenpur district. Maibam Lokpa Ching is a historical place where the British and the Japanese fought during the Second World War. About 70,000 Japanese soldiers laid down their lives in the Imphal and Kohima battles, which are regarded as the fier...

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Sports ministry to launch talent search portal

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Union Sports Ministry will launch a portal to search for young talent in different Olympic disciplines, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said here on Saturday. In an interaction with the media here, Goel said that when he came across a case where a young talented sportsperson was denied entry to a stadium on the ground that the facili...

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Surrender policy for militants a failure: Manipur CM

Imphal, May 20 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday said the surrender policy designed for militants was a total failure. Speaking at a function here, the Chief Minister said he had discussed the matter with union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It is disappointing that there is no proper supervision over the outfits which have joined the national mainstream, he...

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Four Manipur Police commandos injured in ambush

Imphal May 19 (IANS) Four Manipur Police commandos were wounded in an ambush on Friday by suspected militants who exploded a bomb along the Trans Asian Highway, police said. The injured personnel were evacuated to hospital in Imphal for treatment. Additional police and paramilitary personnel were rushed to Kotha Lamkhai, where the explosion took place, to launch a combing operat...

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Strike paralyses border trade, affects normal life in Manipur

Imphal, May 19 (IANS) A 24-hour general strike called by groups belonging to the Kuki hill tribe paralysed the legal border trade and normal life at Manipur's border town of Moreh on Friday. Police told IANS that there was no report of any untoward incident during the total shutdown, which is in protest against a bomb blast in the border town on Wednesday night by suspected militants.

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BJP, Congress to contest for lone RS seat from Manipur

Imphal, May 15 (IANS) Both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress are likely to have a straight fight on May 25 for the lone Raja Sabha seat from Manipur. The Bharatiya Janata Party, with the support of the coalition partners, has fielded Khetrimayum Bhabananda, the state BJP President; while the Congress has fielded Elangbam Dijwamani. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh held a m...

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Petrol pumps in Manipur to reopen after daylong shutdown

Imphal, May 12 (IANS) Petrol pump owners in Manipur, protesting against a public statement by the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (CAFPD) Director, on Friday agreed to withdraw their indefinite shutdown which they had begun earlier in the day. However, the pumps shall reopen from Saturday only since the pump employees had gone to their homes anticipating a long stand-off.<...

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Tripartite MoU inked in Manipur, tribals to claim 8 dead bodies

Imphal May 10 (IANS) A tripartite MoU was signed in Churachandpur district of Manipur on Wednesday over claiming of eight dead bodies lying in the district hospital morgue since September 2015 following dispute over demands of some agitating tribal bodies. Following the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU), the bodies will now be claimed within May 25 to perform their last rites....

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Manipur CM vows to hunt down militant killers

Imphal, May 9 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday vowed to hunt down the militants who ambushed and killed two soldiers a day earlier in an area bordering Myanmar. Biren Singh was speaking on the sidelines of a condolence function at the B company headquarters of 165 Territorial Army at Koirengei near Imphal. The Chief Minister laid wreaths at the coffins of t...

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Soldier killed in Manipur blast

Imphal May 8 (IANS) A soldier died while three persons were injured in a powerful blast near the international border in Manipur early on Monday morning, an official said. The deceased, identified as Rifleman Arjun (only first name disclosed), died in a hospital near here, sources said. According to reports, the foreign-made remote-controlled bomb exploded at Lokchao along the Tr...

18 days ago
Several injured in Manipur blast

Imphal May 8 (IANS) Several Army personnel were injured early on Monday morning after a powerful bomb exploded near the international border in Manipur, an official said. According to reports, the foreign-made remote-controlled bomb exploded at Lokchao along the Trans Asian Highway 102. The personnel of the 165 Territorial Army were passing by when the bomb was detonated, the of...

21 days ago
Two abducted tribals killed in Manipur

Imphal, May 5 (IANS) Suspected tribal militants on Friday abducted three tribals in Manipur and gunned down two of them, police said. The third man is missing. These are the first such killings in the state after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took office last month. Police and paramilitary personnel have launched a major manhunt for the killers. The police said the suspected...

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Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Agartala/Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital Gangtok emerging as the region's cleanest city. The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a...

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Congress to move court for disqualification of defecting Manipur MLAs

Imphal, May 3 (IANS) The Congress' Manipur on Wednesday said it will move the high court for disqualifications of six party legislators who defected to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The party is constrained to take recourse to legal redress since Speaker Y. Khemchand is resorting to delaying tactics, Congress state Vice President and spokesman K. Joykishan told IANS. The six...

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HCL to announce corporate social responsibility grants

Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The HCL Foundation will announce grants of Rs 5 crore each in the fields of education, health and environment through pan-India symposia on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Nation Building: The HCL Grant. The HCL Foundation symposia are being held to drive inclusive development models that are innovative, add equitable value and help NGOs gain better un...

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Shape up or ship out: BRO, other laggards to be told

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Government organisations engaged in road construction, including the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been warned their projects will be taken away from them if they are not completed on schedule, a senior minister has said. I want to make it clear to BRO and other organisations involved in road construction that wherever (they) complete road construction wor...

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