Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sadar Hills demand committee threatens serious agitations

weeklong economic blockade from midnight of July 31

By : Rinku Khumukcham

Sadar hills districthood demand Committee today threatens to launch serious agitation demanding to create Sardar Hills - a full fledged district. Speaking to a press conference held at kuki inn Kangpokpi, president of the committee Ngamkhohao Haokip announced to launch a weeklong 24 hour total economic blockade along the National High Way 39 and 53 from the Midnight of July 31. 

State commerce and Industries department blames successive government influences to the failure of Loitang Khunou Spinning Mill

Government begins process for compensating 30 percent subsidies to Hotel Classic 

By: Rinku Khumukcham

The Public Account Committee of the Manipur legislative assembly headed by Opposition leader Radhabinod Koijam continues to grind state government department as well as state Public Sector Undertaking companies and statutory corporation to find out the facts of massive irregularities and misappropriation of funds as reported in the Comptroller Auditor General report. 

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Right to education Act turns as flop show in Manipur

Students still attend school without shirts and books 

By Rinku Khumukcham, Imphal

The significance of the Right to education act in the state of Manipur seems to have lost its value as many children of the state have been deprived of proper facilities provided under the various central government schemes. ISTV News crew led by Naoroibam Philips have found out that the central government sponsored scheme SSA survives just for name shake at some of the school in Imphal East and Senapati district. 

Monday, 11 July 2011

Preparation for 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly underway

CEO Manipur Opens Facebook account to create awareness among the young voters

By:- Rinku Khumukcham

Hectic preparations are being underway in the Chief Electoral Officer office of the state government for successful conduct of the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly, which is likely to be scheduled during the month of February next year. Speaking to media persons CEO PC Lamkunga said preparation of voter identity cards has now reached 93% percent which was only 91% last time. He further assured that by December, before the commencement of the state general election the department is hoping to complete providing 96% to 98% of the voter identity card. Lamkunga further said that maps for all polling stations in the state have been prepared with the help of the Remote Sensing Application Center. He said all location of the 2195 polling station in the state of Manipur had been identified using the global positioning system.

Friday, 1 July 2011

An Exclusive Interview With Industries Minister Yumkham Erabot.

A Man Who Stands To Check Corruption
(this interview was taken sometime in August 2010, (when he was in charge of Consumers' Affaire) soon after Y Erabot had brave NH53 with few of his escort to take stock of the conditio of the highway, at a time when Naga bodies imposed prolong economic blockade. I am reproducing this just to remind my readers about the personality of Minister Y Erabot who was once in the center stage.)

By : Rinku Khumukcham

Q: When and why did you join politics? What’s your political goal?
Y. Erabot- There was no original aim and object in joining politics. I was a worker of the then Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP, the then leading opposition party in Manipur) in the statehood demand movement in 1960. Since then I have been inclining towards politics.