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IMPHAL | Dec 11 In a search operation conducted around Pangei bazar on December 9, a team of district police commando, Imphal West, arrested one alleged active cadre of the proscribed KYKL, namely, Saikhom Surjit Meitei alias Phireppa (22), son of S. Ibohalbi Singh, Waiton Awang Leikai, said a release. A case has been registered at Heingang police station in connection with the case, the release added.
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 10 The Congress party was compelled to shift the venue of its sit-in protest demonstration demanding the content of the “Framework Agreement” following disturbances caused by miscreants in Heingang constituency. As a part of the their continued protest demanding the contents of “Framework Agreement” the Congress party scheduled was to organised the sit-in demonstration at Leipham Khunou Soibam Leikai ground. However, the sit-in was later shifted to Heingang Mayai Leikai, at the residence of one P. Saratchandra, a member of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, (MPCC) following an alleged protest lodg
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 10 “Manipur government should not endorse imposition of AFSPA in the name of bringing peace and security rather they should have courage and urged central government for withdrawing of the draconian law”, said Phulindro Konsam, coordinator Apunba Lup. Phulindro Konsam, was speaking as one of the speaker during the observance of International Human Rights Day held under the theme of ‘Lets stand up for equality, justice and human dignity’ at Gandhi Memorial Hall Imphal. Phulindro, observed that the universal declaration on human rights and similar rights enshrined in the Indian constitution to safegu
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 10 As part of the International Human Rights Day observation, a discussion on human rights, armed conflict and pre-merger status of Manipur was held today at State Guest House, Sanjenthong. The event was organised by Coalition for Indigenous Rights Campaign (CIRCA). Research associate at Centre for South East Asia Study, MU, Kangubam Sanatomba, former member of Manipur State Human Rights Commission, Yambem Laba and associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) A. Bimol Akoijam spoke during the function. Convener of CIRCA, Somorendro Thokchom told reporters at the sidelines of the event today th
IMPHAL | Dec 10 Chief minister, N. Biren said that the state government has taken up adequate security measures at all the border areas of the state to check entry of illegal migrants and thwart unlawful activities in the wake of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and outsiders identification exercise in neighbouring Assam. Addressing media persons on Hill Leaders’ Day held at chief minister’s secretariat today, N. Biren said that a police station would be opened at Behiang at the earliest. The CM informed that he would personally visit the interior village located along Indo-Myanmar border in Churanchandpur district to lay the foundation ston
IMPHAL | Dec 10 Social Welfare and Cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen today expressed that the basic beliefs of all religions are of love, peace and harmony and there is no religion which promotes or advocates any act that is contradictory to love, peace and harmony. The minister was speaking as chief guest at the First Tagaramphung Advent Christmas 2017, under the theme of ‘Love, Peace and Harmony’, held today at Tagaramphung (Yaikongpao), village ground, Kangpokpi district. She also stated that believing in God or religion must be reflected in daily conducts that exhibits the love, peace and harmony. ‘In our society, Manipur in

Colonial India must respect human rights: CorCom

IMPHAL | Dec 10 The proscribed umbrella organisation CorCom in a message on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day said it shares the hardships of the people who are suffering from living under India’s colonial rule and whose rights have been snatched. A release signed by media coordinator Ksh. Yoiheiba said the organisation also stands for all the people in the world who are fighting for their human rights. The colonial master India must cease violating the rights of the people in the State and must respect human rights, it said.  Though the world has crossed a new millennium and is going through many changes, the social ad
From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Dec 10 The five-day long orange festival has finally come to an end with the valedictory programme held at Indoor Stadium, Tamenglong. MLA, Tamei assembly constituency, Awangbou Newmai, attended as the chief guest. While, chairman, ADC Tamenglong, Namsinrei Panmei, and deputy commissioner, Tamenglong, Armstrong Pame, IAS,  were the president and principal host of the closing ceremony. In his address, Awangbou Newmai presented a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the organising committee of the festival, on behalf of minister, PWD, RD and PR and power, Th. Biswajit Singh, who was supposed to attend as the chief guest
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