Imphal/Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) The governments of Manipur and Mizoram will felicitate the members of the first Northeast India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013, who recently scaled the highest peak of the world, officials said Thursday. "The Manipur government announced to give Rs.10 lakh each to the team leaders and members of the expedition for scaling the highest peak of the world," a Manipur government official told reporters in Imphal
Tamenglong (Manipur), April 7 (IANS) They don't wear blue helmets nor are they uniformed, but their attempt to maintain peace in Manipur's most backward district of Tamenglong - riddled with internecine clashes - is somewhat akin to that of a United Nations Peacekeeping Force in a war-torn nation. Under the banner of Inrilangluang Luh Chujaenj Phum (Women's Peacekeeping Organisation), over 700 women are trying to maintain peace in Tamenglong by just beating iron poles with sticks - creating a loud clanging noise to raise an alarm.
Tamenglong (Manipur), April 4 (IANS) He is a harbinger of change and has brought joy to the people of Tousem, a Manipur subdivision considered one of India's most backward, by giving them what they needed most - a motorable road that connects them to the outside world.
Imphal, March 31 (IANS) For Rachel, 34, the journey from being an abandoned child to a widow, whose emaciated body battles HIV and cancer, has been a painful one. Rachel's only fault was that she unknowingly fell in love with a man who was an injecting drug user (IDU), contracted AIDS and infected her too with the incurable condition. "I was an orphan and grew up with difficulties
Imphal, March 29 (IANS) In what is expected to boost filmmaking in northeast region, the Legend Studio in the Manipur capital has decided to support independent filmmakers in making films and documentaries.
Tamenglong (Manipur), March 17 (IANS) Zingkeulak, 55, dreads the rainy season as that will cut off Tousem, where he lives in the hills of Manipur, from the rest of this northeastern state and all the dirt tracks would turn into muddy swamps.
Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Army spokesperson was Sunday arrested in Manipur with contraband drugs worth about Rs.15 crore (Rs.150 million) in international market, police here said. The drugs were to be smuggled to neighbouring Myanmar, a Manipur Police official said. Col
Imphal, Feb 13 (IANS) In a first step towards ushering in peace in insurgency-ravaged Manipur, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed Wednesday between the central and Manipur governments and three secessionist outfits. The three outlawed rebel outfits which signed the agreement include United Revolutionary Front (URF), Lamphel faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP-L) and the MDF faction of the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL-MDF). The three outfits have been waging war against the Indian state, seeking an independent Manipur.
Imphal, Feb 11 (IANS) A bomb containing one kg RDX was Monday defused in Manipur, an Assam Rifles official said.
Imphal, Feb 9 (IANS) The Manipur cabinet has decided to approach the Election Commission to initiate action against Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for the "hate speech" he made against his counterpart Okram Ibobi Singh, a minister said here Saturday. "We (Manipur cabinet) have taken serious note of the hate speech made by the Nagaland chief minister which could spark communal tension and have an adverse impact on inter-state relations," said Manipur Education Minister Moirangthem Okendro Singh