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15.10.2018, 8:16 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 14 : The land areas of Sekmai assembly constituency including its hills which were approved by the Manipur State Darbar cannot be encroached while creating district boundaries of the newly created seven districts.

The stated resolution was taken today during a public meeting held at Sekmai Kangjeibung Ground community hall, organised by Sekmai Protection Committee (SPC) and Awang Sekmai Advance Women Society (ASAWS). It was organised to discuss the issues of the villagers whose lands are affected.

The meeting also resolved to give full support to the steps taken up by Manipur Valley Village Reserve Forest Rights Protection Association to safeguard the ancestral land of the valley people.

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15.10.2018, 8:15 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 14 : The six professors of Manipur University who were arrested during the police raid on the midnight of September 20 following an FIR lodged by professor, K. Yugindro were brought to hospital handcuffed for medical check-up, a press release by the JAC of MU community said.

The JAC vehemently condemned the act of equating and treating the teachers as if they were hard-core criminals and termed it as an inhuman act and an insulting to the profession.

In an emergency meeting of the JAC which comprised of MUSU, MUTA and MUSA, the members expressed extreme shock and anguish on hearing that the professors lodged in jail under false charges were taken to hospital in handcuffs.

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15.10.2018, 8:14 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 14 : Pan Meetei Convention informed that Meetei are a people made of seven clans or Salai Taret – Khuman, Luwang, Mangang, Angom, Moirang, Kha-nganba and Salang-Leishangthem who are the seven sons of Pakhangba, the son of God, Atiya Maru Sidaba, and they formed the Meetei some thousands of years ago.

In a statement addressed to The United Naga Council, The Zomi Council and The Hmar Inpui with reference to their representation to the union minister of State for Tribal, Jaswanthsinh Bhabor regarding inclusion of the Meetei in the list of scheduled Tribe, the Pan Meetei Convention further informed that after the independence, all the indigenous groups of the Northeast were included in the scheduled tribe list of the Indian Constitution except maybe the indigenous Meetei people.

The reason was, the Meetei were Hindu converts and the then Meitei leaders claimed that the Meetei were the descendants of Brabubahon son of Arjuna of the Pandava of the Hindu epic the Mahabharatta, it said. That was a travesty of the fact of Meetei being Hindu converts, it added.

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14.10.2018, 9:58 PM
NEW DELHI\GUWAHATI: In a landmark judgement, a summary general court martial conducted by the Army has sentenced a Major General, two Colonels and four other soldiers to life imprisonment for the extra-judicial killing of five youth activists in Assam in 1994.

The judgement, pronounced by the court martial held at the 2 Infantry Mountain Division at Dinjan in Dibrugarh district of Assam, will however have to be confirmed by “higher competent authorities” like the Eastern Army Command at Kolkata and the Army headquarters in New Delhi. “This can take two to three months,” said a source.
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14.10.2018, 9:49 PM

In a major haul, the Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector of the Assam Rifles seized drugs worth of nearly Rs 3 crore in Manipur on Saturday.

According to the office of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles, South Sector (IGAR-S), the Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) seized a huge cache of contraband drugs, worth Rs 2.85 crore on Imphal – Moreh National Highway (National Highway 102).

Acting on a tip off received from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the Tengnoupal Battalion and DRI seized contraband drugs from a vehicle bearing registration number MN 01 AK 3492 coming from Morehat Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP) in Khudengthabi at around 4 pm, the IGAR-S informed.

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13.10.2018, 7:59 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 12 : “I will give my best and always work hard to help in solving the present issues,” said former chief secretary, Jarnail Singh during his felicitation by Manipur University community at the court hall of the university before he signed in as the administrator of the university, fully empowered to discharge the powers of the vice-chancellor till order is restored in the university.

Jarnail was warmly welcomed by the university community at the vice-chancellor’s office.

It may be mentioned that university community started an agitation against the present vice-chancellor, A.P. Pandey for his alleged dereliction of duty since May 30. In the course of the agitation, many students and teachers have been arrested police in a raid on September 20 which has disturbed the community mentally and physically.

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