Arunachal Pradesh society denounce ‘dam-signing spree’

Dimapur, August 30 (MExN): A number of organizations from Arunachal today expressed shock at what it called the “present trend” of the signing memorandum of agreements for construction of mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh by the state government with private power developers “which even doesn’t comes under CAG.” “In the failure of the government to […]

One day, my fight will also be recognised: Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila, who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting an anti-terror law that grants Indian soldiers sweeping powers in Manipur, gestures to media as she comes out after a court hearing in Imphal, Manipur on Tuesday, August 30. (AP Photo)   Imphal, August 30 (IANS): Irom Sharmila, on a hunger strike for the […]

Niu Colony Council seizes smuggled banned items

Dimapur, August 30 (MExN): Owing to its location, Niu Colony in Dimapur, this is situated near railway tracks and also bordering Assam, is used as transit route by smugglers to smuggle liquor and other banned items such as ghutkas including drugs into Dimapur.A press note received here stated that the colony council has been keeping […]

Your cup of tea getting costlier

Guwahati, August 30 (NNN): The improvement of tea workers’ conditions will mean that your cup of tea is getting costlier. The industry has signed an agreement to increase the quantum of fringe benefits to tea workers in Assam. Leaders of five employers’ associations and the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangh (ACMS) have signed an agreement to […]

'Dam project does not comply with environment'

Imphal, August 30 (NNN): Resisting the construction of Chakpikarong Multipurpose Project Dam in Chandel district of Manipur, aggrieved villagers under the aegis of Anal Naga Tangpi (ANTA) today said that the proposed mega project does not comply with World Commission of Dams (WCD) and therefore violates the Environment Protection Acts besides causing grievous threat to […]

Anna Hazare becomes an icon, Irom Sharmila forgotten

New Delhi, August 29 (CNN-IBN): Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare’s 13-day fast might have attracted thousands and captured the imagination of an entire nation, but in sharp and dismaying contrast is the iconic struggle of Irom Sharmila in Manipur.She has been on a fast for over a decade, without food and water. Her brother said that […]

ANSAM assures to defend Nagas’ land

Dimapur, August 29 (MExN): The All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) on Saturday said to have decided not to allow bifurcation of even “an inch” of the Naga areas under any circumstances for creation of any new district in Manipur. The ANSM’s presidential council meeting was held on August 22 in Ukhrul district and “resolved […]

Students' union deplore imposition of prohibitory orders along National Highways

DIMAPUR, AUGUST 29 (MExN): The Zeliangrong Students Union Manipur deplored the undue imposition of prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC along the NH-37 east and NH-53 including Noney area. “The governments action is bias and unjustified as compared to that of the soft corner guaranteed in support of the month long general strike, economic blockade […]

Naga MLA warned for supporting separate dist

Dimapur, August 29 (MExN): A Maring organization in Dimapur today issued stern warnings to a member of Manipur Legislative Assembly and another, an autonomous district council for consenting to an opposed agreement and the other for supporting the demand for ‘Sardar Hills District’ in Manipur.The Maring Khulbung of Nagaland, based in Dimapur, expressed displeasure that […]

Manipur transporters irked by govt’s apathy

Imphal, August 29 (NNN): Transporters in Manipur have asked the state government to extend financial and other assistances to the family of the deceased driver who succumbed to his injury after volunteers of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) attacked him sometimes back. The transport union has therefore decided not to ply on national highways […]

80th Death Anniversary of Haipou Jadonang observed

AZSU President Pamei Tingenlung Speaking at the 80th Death Anniversary of Haipou Jadonang at Manipur Press club on Monday, August 29.   Dimapur, August 29 (MExN): The 80th Death Anniversary of Haipou Jadonang was observed today at Manipur Press Club, Impha West, with Dr. Benjamin Gangmei Senior Lecturer, Dr. Mathew Kamei Asst. Prof. and Pamei […]

REGION Briefs

Rescheduling of AI flight DIMAPUR, AUGUST 29 (MExN): The Station Manager Air India Ltd Dimapur has informed that due to operational reason departure time of AI9752 for August 30 (Dimapur/Gauhati) has been revised to 1105 hrs. Hence all joining passengers of AI 9752 are requested to report for check-in at Dimapur Airport at 0935 hrs. […]