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Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs. Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the Na...

1 day ago
Police nab four militants in Manipur

Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Four members of the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA), a militant outfit, were arrested on Friday on charges of extortion, kidnapping and opening fire at several places, police said. These four KRA cadres had ambushed two oil tankers in Kangpokpi district (of Manipur) on Tuesday. No weapons were recovered. However four handsets and nine SIM cards were recovered from t...

1 day ago
Tribal developmental fund to be probed: Minister

Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram on Friday said funds released so far for the development of tribal areas in Manipur will be probed. Talking to reporters here, the minister said: In my next visit, it will be examined whether the field position justifies the fund allocation. The Centre had already sanctioned Rs 22 crore for the development of tribal ar...

4 days ago
Manipur lawyers protest 'outsider' Advocate General

Imphal, April 18 (IANS) The High Court Bar Association of Manipur on Tuesday staged a protest here against a government proposal to appoint a lawyer from Andhra Pradesh as the new Advocate General. The lawyers submitted a memorandum urging Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to pick an Advocate General from among local lawyers. K. Binoykumar, President of the Bar Association, said: Be...

4 days ago
Congress MLA, 14 councillors join BJP in Manipur

Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Congress MLA Ginsuahau Zou and 14 councillors from the party have joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Manipur. Welcoming them at the BJP office on Monday evening, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said some more Congress MLAs would join the ruling party soon. Ginsuahau represents Singhat constituency in the state assembly. The Congress councillor...

4 days ago
Oil tankers ambushed along Manipur highway

Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be Kuki tribal militants, opened fire at oil tankers on Tuesday morning in Manipur's Kangpokpi district. The attack caused no casualty, the police said. Some trucks and tankers coming from Assam towards Imphal were ambushed by the militants using automatic rifles. The personnel of CRPF escorting the convoy opened fire in retaliat...

4 days ago
Congress MLA joins BJP in Manipur

Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Congress MLA Ginsuahau Zou has joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Manipur. Welcoming him at the BJP office on Monday evening, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said some more Congress MLAs would join the ruling party soon. Ginsuahau represents Singhat constituency in the state assembly. Another Congress MLA, T. Shyamkumar, had joined the...

7 days ago
AirAsia India launches its first flight from Kolkata, Ranchi

Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) AirAsia India, a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia, on Saturday launched its first flight from Kolkata and Ranchi as a part of its continued expansion. The carrier will connect Kolkata-Ranchi and Ranchi-New Delhi with double daily flights and plans to hire local talent across posts, both on-ground and in-flight from these two cities. Jharkhand...

7 days ago
Manipur minister submits resignation, to take final decision on Tuesday

Imphal, April 15 (IANS) Senior Manipur Minister L. Jayentakumar tendered his resignation in protest against uncalled for interference by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, rocking the month-old BJP-led coalition government. He said later that he has spoken to the Chief Minister and would take a final decision on Tuesday. Jayentakumar, who held the Health portfolio and three other departments...

7 days ago
Senior Manipur Minister quits, CM in Delhi

Imphal, April 15 (IANS) The month-old BJP-led coalition government in Manipur was rocked with senior Minister L. Jayentakumar - in charge of Health and three other important portfolios - tendering his resignation in protest against uncalled for interference by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. The Chief Minister has rushed to Delhi to firefight the political threat, it is learnt. Ja...

7 days ago
Senior Manipur minister quits

Imphal, April 15 (IANS) The month-old BJP-led coalition government in Manipur was rocked with senior minister L. Jayentakumar -- in charge of Health and three other important portfolios -- tendering his resignation on Saturday in protest against uncalled for interference by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. --IANS il/rn/vm ...

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Police given free hand to deal with lawlessness: Manipur CM

Imphal, April 14 (IANS) Police have been given a free hand to check crime and maintain law and order in the state, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Friday. The ministers and MLAs had also assured him that they would not interfere with the due discharge of duty by police, he said. Biren, who also holds the Home portfolio, was speaking on the sidelines of a function wh...

11 days ago
Manipur sanctions Rs 201 crore for Ukhrul district

Imphal, April 11 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday announced a developmental package of Rs 201 crore for Ukhrul district. Biren Singh and some ministers made a maiden visit to the border district of Ukhul as part of his campaign Go to the Hills. He and some ministers had visited another hill district, Kangpokpi, some days back. Tangkhul Nagalong, an...

13 days ago
Rs 400 crore sanctioned for improving NH 37

Imphal, April 9 (IANS) The central government has sanctioned Rs 400 crore for the improvement of National Highway 37 connecting the Manipur capital to Silchar in Assam via Jiribam district, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Thongam Bishwajit said on Sunday. It has been the policy of the central government to assign construction and maintenance works of the highways to the Border Roa...

14 days ago
Manipur minister assures action in paper leak case

Imphal, April 8 (IANS) Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Saturday assured that those responsible for leaking the Class 12 Physics question paper earlier this week will be punished, and sought the cooperation of all sections of the society, including the students' unions. I assure befitting punishment under the law to the involved persons, no matter how highly placed they ...

16 days ago
Heavy rain disrupts life in Manipur

Imphal, April 6 (IANS) Six days of heavy rain in Manipur has breached portions of National Highway 37 and uprooted trees and electric poles in many areas. Reports of minor landslides have also comes in, but there was no human casualty, authorities said. Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar on Thursday distributed some consumer items to inmates of a relief camp at Langol within his Uripok co...

18 days ago
Centre sanctions 150 cr for Manipur's hill areas

Imphal, April 4 (IANS) The central government has sanctioned Rs 150 crore for the construction of markets in Manipur's hill areas, officials said on Tuesday. The news was confirmed on Monday night and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the construction work would start shortly. In Manipur, all markets are exclusively run by women. The unique Ima market, a conglomer...

18 days ago
Railway extension in Northeast a challenge for engineers

Agartala, April 4 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has to confront many unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography and the danger of natural calamities, a top official has said. According to Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) Shailesh Kumar Pathak, the NFR gets to work at optimum pace for only four to five months a year as...

18 days ago
Railway extension in Northeast a challenge for engineers

Agartala, April 4 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has to confront many unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography and the danger of natural calamities, a top official has said. According to Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) Shailesh Kumar Pathak, the NFR gets to work at optimum pace for only four to five months a year as...

19 days ago
Storm destroys houses in Manipur

Imphal, April 3 (IANS) Several houses were destroyed by a storm here while hundreds of others remain submerged in flood waters across Manipur, officials said on Monday. The northeastern region has been reeling under torrential rains for the last four days. According to the weather forecast, the rains were expected to stop by Sunday, but torrential rains accompanied by hailstorm ...

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