Tuesday, April 24th, 2018


Shirui Lily Festival 2018 opens on positive note

Imphal, April 24, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh opened the 2nd State Level Shirui Lily Festival, 2018 at a glittering function attended by hordes of dignitaries and hundreds of people from different parts of the State at the village playground of Shirui Village in Ukhrul District today. Addressing the function, the Chief Minister reiterated that the new Government’s mission is to deliver the assurances that they had made to the public. The new Government would never indulge in rhetoric statements but show its performance with action, he added. TheRead More

KSA protest over appointment of non-state resident as college principal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 24, 2018: Kangleipak Student’s Association (KSA) has demanded that the chairman and secretary of Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) must resign under moral ground for appointing a non-state resident to the post of principal as against the MPSC criteria that the candidate must be a resident of Manipur. Students spearheaded by KSA today staged a sit-in  against the appointment of the principal as against the MPSC rule. President of the student body, Ningthoujam Chetan said KSA has been taking up various protests on the issue but theRead More

5 kg Gold biscuits seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 24, 2018: The officers of anti-smuggling unit of customs division Imphal on Tuesday seized 30 gold biscuits of foreign origin from one smuggler at Khurai Lamlong Bazar area in Imhal East. The gold biscuits weigh 5 kg and it would worth Rs. 1.5 crores approximately. They were seized from one Md. Yasin, son of Rahamat, resident of Sangai Yumfam, Thoubal district. He was formally arrested. Assistant commissioner of the customs division Rajkumar Darendrajit Singh displaying the seized gold biscuits along with Yasin at its office said, “We haveRead More

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya after 27 years

NEW DELHI, 24 April 2018 : With insurgency-related incidents in the northeast region down by 85% from the levels recorded at the peak of militancy two decades ago, the Centre has withdrawn the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) totally from Meghalaya as well as from eight out of 16 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, with effect from March 31, 2018. AFSPA, which gives special powers and immunity to the armed forces deployed in areas declared “disturbed” under the Act, had been in force in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh forRead More

How unregistered weapons were procured for fake encounters and surrender dramas, Naib Subedar Ramesh reveals all

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Naib Subedar Ramesh Chand Sharma of 30th Assam Rifles revealed how weapons were procured clandestinely by the military and para-military to get promotions, many officers took advantage in the name of counter insurgency operations to stage various alleged encounters and surrender dramas and planting weapons where suited them most. In an exclusive interview with Imphal Free Press, Ramesh implicated many officers of the security forces for gathering weapons from unauthorised sources. Naib Subedar Ramesh Chand Sharma, number JC 3000449 of 30th Assam Rifles was stationedRead More

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