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Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Lucknow: Rahul Gandhi Targets BJP on 'Unemployment', 'Hate', Repeats Caste Census Vow

The yatra that started from Manipur's Thoubal on January 14 will conclude in Mumbai on March 20, covering over 6,700 kilometres and traversing through 110 districts

News18 21 Feb 2024 1:05 am

Women groups call 24-hour shutdown in Manipurs valley districts to protest police high-handedness

Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) A few women groups have called a shutdown in Manipurs five valley districts on Wednesday to protest police high-handedness and to demand release of six persons, arrested in connection with the looting of arms from the camps of Manipur Rifles in Imphal East district on February 13. There was confrontation between []

bhaskarlive 21 Feb 2024 12:17 am

Women groups call for bandh on Wednesday in Manipur valley districts

In Imphal, two people were injured during a women-led protest demanding the release of six individuals arrested in connection with a recent mob attack on an Indian Reserve Battalion post. The protest escalated into a confrontation with security forces, prompting police to fire tear gas shells. In response to the security forces' action, women groups have called for a bandh in Manipur valley districts on Wednesday.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 11:40 pm

Rahul Gandhi promises caste census, legal guarantee on MSP as yatra reaches Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Extending gratitude for the warm welcome that he was accorded in the state capital Lucknow on arriving with his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Congresss ex-chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the people of Lucknow had opened thousands of shops of love and amity (Mohabbat ki Dukane) in advance. I am grateful that you welcomed me with so much of love. Our country is not a place of hatred. We stand for love and brotherhood, said the Congress leader amid the cheering crowd in the old city locality of Chowk. Promising caste census and legal guarantee of MSP, Rahul Gandhi said that the reason for the current prevailing hatred in the country was the injustice being meted out to poor, unemployed, backwards, Dalits and tribals by the present government. He narrated how he completed the earlier Yatra -- Bharat Jodo Yatra -- from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. On peoples demand, I embarked upon the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra from Manipur to Maharashtra covering UP, Bihar and other states, said Rahul Gandhi. Earlier, in Rae Bareli where Rahul Gandhi accused the present government of having turned a blind eye to the issues of the deprived, jobless and backward, he was reportedly shown black flags at a few places. Meanwhile, a court in Sultanpur, on Tuesday, granted bail to Rahul Gandhi in connection with a defamation case of 2018. The Congress leader secured the bail by filling two bonds of Rs 25,000 each and on a personal surety of two individuals. The bail was granted in a five-year-old defamation case, which was lodged against Gandhi for allegedly making a defamatory statement against the current Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The defamation case, filed by BJP Leader Vijay Mishra in 2018, accused Gandhi of making objectionable comments against Shah at a press conference in Bengaluru. Lawyers aware of the matter said Gandhi skipped the last hearing on January 18 as he was busy with the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. He appeared before the court on Tuesday. During the hearing, Gandhi was granted bail by Judge Yogesh Yadav after filling the bail bonds, said Kashi Prasad Shukla, Gandhis counsel. Seat-sharing parleys between Samajwadi Party, Congress hit roadblock in UP

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 10:03 pm

NEROCA, TRAU request AIFF to shift I-League away matches against Aizawl to neutral venue due to Manipur conflict Sportstar

NEROCA, TRAU request AIFF to shift I-League away matches against Aizawl to neutral venue due to Manipur conflictSportstar

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 9:23 pm

Kharge Slams Congress Defectors Joining BJP, Calls for Unity Ahead of 2024

Bidar: AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge took a swipe at leaders who, having benefited from the Congress, are now aligning with the BJP. Speaking at a felicitation event in Bidar on Tuesday, Kharge expressed concern over the lack of faith in the party's principles among these leaders. Addressing the gathering, Kharge emphasized the importance of supporting the principles they hold dear. He observed a trend of Congress members, including former ministers and chief ministers, joining the BJP. In several states where we emerged victorious, the government subsequently collapsed. This happened because those whom we elected lacked faith in the principles of the party, leading to the loss of governments. We witnessed a similar scenario in Karnataka in the past, and the trend extended to states such as Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, and Goa. While some departed for financial reasons, others pursued power. Some claimed an inability to tolerate their party colleagues. It's surprising that individuals who coexisted for 30-40 years are now facing difficulties. Those lacking courage cannot progress in life; strength is essential, he remarked. He urged party members to stay united, emphasizing the importance of strength and courage in the face of challenges. Kharge called for an end to differences among the partymen over trivial matters, rallying party workers and leaders for a bigger goal in the upcoming 2024 elections. Kharge sought support from party workers to overthrow the Modi government and ensure Congress's victory in the upcoming elections. For the existence of democracy and the constitution, you should vote for Congress. This support is not for any leader or individual but for your future, he added, accusing Modi, RSS, and BJP of manipulating democratic institutions. Kharge criticized the central government for obstructing developmental projects in the Kalyana Karnataka region initiated by the Congress led government. He drew attention to Modi's frequent attacks on the Congress and its leaders, attributing them to the party's strength and public support. Kharge pointed out that Modi has been consistently criticizing the Congress and its leaders. He remarked, If Congress holds no significance, why would he target it? The strength of Congress intimidates him because people support us for our positive initiatives. The BJP and RSS, guided by their principles, aim to promote Manuvad, but we pledge not to allow that. We advocate the principles of Sri Basaveshwar and Sri Narayan Guru. Our faith lies in the constitution crafted by Dr. Ambedkar, Kharge added. Kharge was felicitated on the occasion of the decennial celebration of implementation of Article 371J that addresses the development disparities and promotes the progress of Kalyana Karnataka (Hyderabad Karnataka) region.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 9:02 pm

All Manipur Bar Association VP condemns violence at Cheirap Court in Imphal Northeast Live

All Manipur Bar Association VP condemns violence at Cheirap Court in ImphalNortheast Live

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 7:35 pm

Manipur: Women folks call for 24 hour bandh in Imphal tomorrow Northeast Live

Manipur: Women folks call for 24 hour bandh in Imphal tomorrowNortheast Live

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 7:35 pm

Dredging Corporation of India to commence dredging operations in North East: Sonowal

Dredging Corporation of India to commence dredging operations in North East: Sonowal The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal launched major push for the development of waterways with unveiling projects worth of 308 crore for North East region Guwahati today. The event was simultaneously held at Bogibeel in Dibrugarh, Badarpur in Karimganj, IWAI port in Dhubri as well as Sonamura in Tripura. The Union Minister was joined by the Minister of Transport, Fisheries & Excise, Assam, Parimal Suklabaidya; the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Information Technology, Assam, Keshab Mahanta; the MP (Lok Sabha) for Guwahati, Queen Oja while the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Labour Employment, Govt of India, Rameshwar Teli joined in the programme from Dibrugarh. In Sonamura, the event was attended by the Minister of Transport, Tourism, & Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Tripura, Sushanta Chowdhury among other dignitaries. At Pandu, the event was also graced by the MLA of Guwahati East, Siddhartha Bhattachayya, the Mayor of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Mrigen Sarania; the Deputy Mayor of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Smita Roy, the Chairman, IWAI, Vijay Kumar; the Vice Chairman of IWAI, Sunil Kumar Singh, along with prominent social worker Tapan Das among other dignitaries. In Dibrugarh, the event was also graced by the Chairman, All Assam Industrial Corporation (AIDC) and MLA, Dibrugarh, Prasanta Phukan; the MLA of Moran, Chakradhar Gogoias well as the MLA of Chabua, Ponakan Baruah. The Minister inaugurated Passenger-cum-Cargo terminal at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh, Inland Water Transport Terminal at Sonamura in Tripura and upgraded terminals at Karimganj & Badarpur in Assam here today. This terminal will play a pivotal role in rejuvenating IWT in the region for both cargo and passenger movement, paving the way for growth of trade & commerce. He also laid foundation stones for construction of Custom Immigration Office in Dhubri as well as construction of the compound wall for IWAI Jogighopa terminal. The newly inaugurated Bogibeel terminal is being built with an investment of nearly 50 crore. This project includes cargo & passenger berths, approach & other internal roads, transit shed, open storage area, truck parking area, passenger waiting area. It will also lead to increase in eco-tourism as well as improve the economies of scale for existing major trade like tea, polymer, coal, fertiliser among others. The length of this terminal will be extended to 100 metres and the construction will start immediately. An integrated officer for Immigration, Customs & IWAI at Bogibeel is also being constructed at a cost of 18 Crore. A project for bank protection and Extension of jetty at Bogibeel Terminal at a cost of 12 Cr would also be initiated immediately. The IWT terminal at Sonamura is developed with an investment of 6.91 crore. The upgraded terminals at Karimganj and Badarpur was completed with an investment of 6.40 crore. The IWT Terminal at Sonamura has the potential to attract trans-boundary trade including commodities like bagged cement, horticulture, consumer products and other local goods transported via road between India and Bangladesh. This jetty is also being developed as a multi-purpose jetty to support movement of passengers on ferries between the two countries. The renovated and upgraded terminals at Karimganj and Badarpur will further easy and increase the export activities & commodities. The projects have major influence in districts of Cachar, Karimganj & Hailakandi in Assam and adjoining states of Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya due to the presence of cement industry, stone crushers, coal deposits, food processing units, tea estates, etc. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sonowal said, Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi our rich and complex web of waterways are being developed with major projects launched here today. Modi Ki Guarantee is powering the waterways of the North East towards Viksit Bharat. The terminals at Bogibeel will act as a catalyst of economic development for the region, further amplifying trade opportunities for upper Assam as well as Arunachal Pradesh. The Sonamura terminal in Tripura will further trans-boundary trade between India and Bangladesh. The Karimganj and Badarpur terminals will also power trade opportunities. All these projects will go a long way towards realising the vision of Narendra Modi ji towards the North east acting as the powerhouse of India's growth towards becoming Viksit Bharat. The Union Minister also laid foundation stones for construction of Customs Immigration Office in Dhubri with an investment of 7.5 crore. The construction of boundary wall will also start at Jogighopa terminal in Goalpara, Assam. The wall for IWAI Jogighopa terminal, which is being built at a cost of 18 Crore, will secure the terminal. 6 Tourist jetties in NER at a cost of 8.45 Cr. at Jogighopa, Tejpur, Bishwanathghat, Neamati, Sadiya, Bindakota would also be constructed. Three of these has already been provided and rest of the three will be provided soon. This project is introduced to upgrade the existing infrastructure along NW-2 and recognising the huge potential for cargo, passenger transportation, riverine tourism. Two Electric Catamarans at Guwahati will be deployed in Guwahati by August, 2024. The Electric Catamarans, developed by Cochin Shipyard Limited at a cost of 36 crore, will enhance communication facilities for the people of Guwahati.The 50 pax Electric Hybrid Catamaran will be used for cross river ferry and pilgrim tourism at Guwahati. It will improve the economies of scale for existing major trade like coal, stone chips, polymer, fertiliser etc through IBP route and from Bhutan through waterways and also encourage employment & economic growth. 19 passenger vessels for NW-2 & NW-16 would be provided and two Pontoon Terminals on NW-2 would be constructed at a cost of 25 crore. Announcing new major initiatives for the development of waterways in the region, Shri Sonowal said, It gives me immense pleasure to share with all of you that we have decided to deploy 6 tourist jetties on the National Waterways 2; i.e. River Brahmaputra. We have also decided to deploy 2 Electric Hybrid Catamaran at Guwahati which will ease passenger to commute between the two banks along Brahmaputra. Towards achieving Modiji's vision of a powerful North East region, I am happy to share that Dredging Corporation of India will commence dredging operations in the North East region. These initiatives will power our waterways towards transforming North East to become the powerhouse of India's growth story towards becoming a Viksit Bharat, a vision of Narendra Modiji. These transformative projects, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, will mark a new era of connectivity and prosperity for the Northeast region, furthering the 'Act East' policy of Modi government. These initiatives reflect Modiji's unwavering commitment to drive inclusive growth and development in the region, delivering on the vision of Modi ji 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas'. The tourist jetties will enhance the existing infrastructure along Brahmaputra (NW2) further bolstering the promising tourism industry of the state. These jetties are being built an investment of 8.45 crore. The Electric Hybrid Catamarans, which are being deployed in Guwahati with an investment of 36 crore, will introduce Green energy in inland waterways. The Dredging Corporation of India (DCI), India's premier institution dedicated towards dredging operations, will commence operations on rivers Brahmaputra (NW 2) and Barak (NW 16). The dredging operations in NER in the Dhubri-Jogighopa stretch of NW-2, Dhubri-Hatsingimari, North Guwahati-South Guwahati, Neamati- Kamlabari and Lakhipur-Bhanga on NW-16 will be done at a cost of 124 crore. This project will help maintain constant and adequate draft and help seamless movement of cargo and passengers in the National Waterways of North-East. Elaborating the scope of work proposed to be done for furthering the strength of waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal said, Our Cabinet under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister recently approved the signing of the BIMSTEC Agreement on Maritime Transport Cooperation. This Agreement in the spirit of our Neighborhood First Policy will herald seamless movement of water-borne cargo amongst the seven BIMSTEC countries. This Agreement will result in enhanced trade and commerce, reduced logistic costs as a result of removal of administrative and procedural delays, increase in manufacturing and enhanced employment opportunities. We have also adopted a Roadmap for River Cruise Tourism for developing multiple other routes for cruise tourism on other National Waterways. 45,000 Crore would be spent for development of River Cruise Tourism in the coming years. This shows the immense potential that rests in the 20,000 kilometers long and vibrant inland waterways of our country. IWT sector is also witnessing environment friendly green initiatives viz. development of electric catamarans, Hydrogen Powered Catamaran Pax Vessels etc. The initial target is to support transition of 1,000 Vessels, ferries and boats over the next 10 years and eventually achieving the target of all Green Vessels by 2047. This stand as a resounding testament to the critical role of these waterways in propelling economic growth and prosperity. There has been a 700% increase in operational national waterways, from only 3 in 2014 to 24 Operational National Waterways today, a phenomenal rise of 56% in multimodal terminals and a 200% increase in investments in National Waterways. The IWT sector is experiencing an unprecedented surge in terms of trade and transport since 2014. During the last 10 years under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, we have made remarkable efforts to develop and explore the full potential of our 20,000 kilometers long Inland Waterways sector. The strategic significance is underscored by a substantial investment of over 1,000 crore in the past couple of years dedicated to advancement of these waterways in the North-East.Projects such as Comprehensive development of NW-2, Ship repair facility at Pandu (208 Cr.), Jogighopa IWT terminal (64 Cr.), last mile connectivity to Pandu port through alternative road from Pandu Port to NH-27 (180 Cr.) are some of the projects that are already underway. IWAI has endeavoured to develop NW-1, passing through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, as a reliable cargo logistics route under 5,000 crore under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). From 2013-14 onwards, the cargo movement has increased in the last decade from a mere 6.89Million Ton in 2014 to 126.15 Million tonnes in 2022-23, showing a mammoth growth of 1,700%. Under the Sagarmala program, aimed at the development of the North-Eastern states, projects exceeding 1,000 crore have been initiated, with a particular focus on enhancing inland waterways in Assam, where projects exceeding 760 crore are underway. The Maritime Amrit Kaal Vision 2047 of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (MoPSW) prioritizes the expansion of port infrastructure, including the development of six mega ports with capacities exceeding 300 and 500 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Additionally, MoPSW aims to boost the share of Inland Water Transport (IWT) to 5% by 2030 as part of the Maritime India Vision (MIV), signaling a comprehensive effort towards fostering maritime sector growth and connectivity enhancement. (With Inputs from APO)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 7:05 pm

Northeast India Film Festival To Start From March 3 In Manipur

In a momentous decision, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has granted approval for the highly anticipated film festival dedicated to showcasing the cinema of Northeast India. The prestigious event, officially named the Northeast India Film Festival (NEIFF), is set to illuminate the screen with remarkable works that capture the essence of the regions vibrant... The post Northeast India Film Festival To Start From March 3 In Manipur appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 Feb 2024 5:51 pm

Manipurs STAR Education initiative revolutionizes teaching with tech, boosts student engagement, skills The New Indian Express

Manipur's STAR Education initiative revolutionizes teaching with tech, boosts student engagement, skillsThe New Indian Express

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 3:34 pm

Manipur's STAR Education initiative revolutionizes teaching with tech, boosts student engagement, skills

GUWAHATI: Amid the dark clouds of ethnic conflict in Manipur, there is some glimmer of hope for schoolteachers and students. The state education departments collaboration with NewGlobe, an international education support organisation which has its presence in several countries, has brought up creative new ways of teaching to make learning more interesting. The two joined hands in 2020 for the System Transformation and Rejuvenation of Education or STAR Education to create globally competitive government schools through the transformation of teaching and learning that could produce giant learning gains. Under STAR Educations School Fagathansi Mission, 571 high school teachers from various districts were trained recently. Another 253 underwent the training last year. The teachers were provided with a tablet that showed them new approaches to teaching even seemingly boring subjects and marked their attendance. Heshu Martina, who teaches at the Tobumai Junior High School in Senapati, said she got a new idea to teach science with a fresh perspective with the help of the tech tool. The tab guides me on how I should approach the subject, turning it into an interesting session for the children, she said. The lesson plans, incorporated in the tab, have made the class easier. Many of us did not know how to make our lesson plans despite having a degree in bachelor of education. They prepare the lessons based on the curriculum and we need to sync it online. I am sure it will maximise students learning, Martina said. Usham Ningthoukhomba, who teaches English at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Awasiya Vidyalaya in Imphal East district, said the introduction of technology made the training unique. STAR Education provided us with technology-based readymade lesson plans. They monitor teachers performance and motivate them. Now, we dont have to waste our time in making lesson plans as everything is explained in the system. It has decreased our workload, he said. Both teachers said the introduction of Cheers and Energisers was helping them avoid distraction in the classroom. To remove fatigue, teachers and students shout out in unison along with physical actions. Sujatha Muthayya, Vice President, Asia, Policy & Partnership, NewGlobe, said these intensive training sessions are specifically designed to equip government teachers with the tools, technology, and techniques needed to expedite students learning outcomes. We provide training and continued support throughout the programme to ensure that all educators possess the essential skills and pedagogy required for effective teaching and classroom management. The trainings are grounded in the science of learning and shaped by scientifically tested insights gleaned over a decade, she said. The teachers were provided with a tablet that showed them new approaches to teaching even seemingly boring subjects and marked their attendance. She said they rigorously test instructional practices that produce learning gains to create a comprehensive training module that can be implemented at a systemic level. This process allows them to translate scientific findings to cater to the nuances of the government school system. Under the programme, children are baselined and the ability of teachers is gauged to know the status of teaching and learning. This process is followed by local contextualization. Our training and support leverage technology-enabled data to implement scientific instructional practices with high fidelity. We had a first cohort of teachers trained from 253 schools. From that, we trained, supported and handheld 1,800 teachers. We started with 16,000 children and as a result of our intervention, the schools enrolled an additional 9,000 children, Muthayya said. Sonny Chungkham, Director of Policy and Partnerships at STAR Education, said a lot of the children do not have basic foundational skills. He was hopeful the programme would be expanded to primary and elementary schools. Sandeep Kumar, director of the leadership and development department, said 360-degree support is given to headmasters, schools and the community. We conduct 10-day in-person induction training. We have trainers who also undergo training. They train teachers and headmasters. We observe and monitor them and keep giving them feedback to improve, he said. The states education minister T Basantakumar Singh said the STAR Education programme, a key initiative of Chief Minister N Biren Singhs School Fagathansi Mission, stands out as a transformative initiative. The trainings underscore a shared commitment of Manipur government and STAR Education to elevate the standard of education across our government schools, he said. Sucheta Khumukcham, who is the Zonal Education Officer of Imphal West district, said the training has many positives. As teachers acquire new skills and knowledge, they become more assured in their teaching capabilities. They can now handle diverse classroom situations effectively and create a positive and engaging learning environment. Teachers provide students with more autonomy and control over their learning, she said. According to a Midline Survey conducted last year, schools under the programme experienced an almost four times acceleration in fluency outcomes. Numeracy skills increased by 8%, surpassing schools not utilising STAR Education teaching methodology. Moreover, enrollment in schools under the programme increased by 45%.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 3:34 pm

MSU Warns Manipur CM on Zo People Deportation Borok Times

MSU Warns Manipur CM on Zo People DeportationBorok Times

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 3:15 pm

Manipur: Brown sugar seized from Indigo passenger, two held EastMojo

Manipur: Brown sugar seized from Indigo passenger, two heldEastMojo

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 2:30 pm

Manipur tribal body withdraws call to govt staffers to skip work over cops suspension Press Trust of India

Manipur tribal body withdraws call to govt staffers to skip work over cop's suspensionPress Trust of India

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 1:09 pm

Manipur tribal body withdraws call to government staffers to skip work over police personnel's suspension

Manipur CM N. Biren Singh condemned the violence and said that an FIR has been lodged against one person for threatening to kill the SP and that the damaged DC bungalow was being repaired.

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 12:30 pm

Manipur tribal body withdraws call to government staffers to skip work over police personnels suspension The Hindu

Manipur tribal body withdraws call to government staffers to skip work over police personnel's suspensionThe Hindu

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 12:30 pm

Manipur: Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 strikes Churachandpur MSN

Manipur: Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 strikes ChurachandpurMSN

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 12:01 pm

Manipur: 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Churachandpur The Sentinel Assam

Manipur: 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts ChurachandpurThe Sentinel Assam

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 12:01 pm

Manipur body withdraws call to workers to skip work on cops suspension Business Standard

Manipur body withdraws call to workers to skip work on cop's suspensionBusiness Standard

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 11:09 am

Manipur violence: Tribal body withdraws call to govt staffers to skip work over cops suspension Millennium Post

Manipur violence: Tribal body withdraws call to govt staffers to skip work over cop's suspensionMillennium Post

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 10:53 am

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Manipurs Churachandpur Pratidin Time

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Manipur's ChurachandpurPratidin Time

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 10:31 am

No state-owned carrier, CAPFs hit air pocket

NEW DELHI: Post-privatization of Air India, the country has had no state-owned carrier. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are the net loser. The paramilitary forces are hard-pressed to get seats on sanctioned price bands. Besides, there are no designated flights for the personnel, particularly for those deployed in J&K and northeastern states. In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in January 2019, the Home Ministry had made a big convoy rule change and had issued an order approving the entitlement of air travel to low-ranking personnel on the Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu routes. At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in that attack. Officials said that air courier services face challenges due to coordination and financial issues across various locations, affecting personnel of all the CAPFs deployed in the three internal security theatres J&K, Naxal-affected areas and northeastern states. During a recent meeting chaired by CRPF Director General Anish Dayal, the problem of seats resurfaced, prompting discussions on finding a solution, said a senior officer. Officers participating in various deliberations complained they were not getting seats in flights on account of limited capacity, particularly on the Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi route. The officials also mentioned that on the Delhi-Kolkata-Aizawl route, they get Air Charter Service (ACS) only on Saturdays, posing constraints for personnel, officials said. They said on the Dibrugarh-Guwahati-Delhi route, the air courier services have been stopped, causing severe inconvenience in commuting from challenging locations. About other routes, officials said jawans are also facing problems on the Kolkata-Imphal-Kolkata route due to increased force deployment in Manipur. The demand was made to expand the frequency of air services from three to five days to accommodate the increased numbers of personnel deployed there. After the initial decision in 2019 to provide an air courier service to those personnel posted in Jammu & Kashmir, the Ministry extended the facility in all sectors to help security personnel cut down on travel time during their journey to and fro from home on leave. The eight approved routes include Kolkata-Aizawl-Silchar-Kolkata, Kolkata-Agartala-Kolkata, Kolkata -Imphal-Kolkata, Delhi-Srinagar-Delhi, Srinagar-Jammu-Srinagar, Delhi-Leh-Delhi, Delhi-Dibrugarh-Guwahati-Delhi, and Delhi-Raipur-Jagdalpur-Raipur-Delhi. Post Pulwama attack in 2019 Home Ministry cleared air travel for low-ranking personnel on Kashmir routes linking to Delhi Deployment problem Air courier services face challenges due to coordination and financial issues The lack of services hits personnel of all CAPFs deployed in J&K, Naxal areas and northeastern states Officers not getting seats in flights due to limited capacity, particularly on Kashmir route

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 9:52 am

Sandeshkhali: NCW seeks President's rule in West Bengal; what about Manipur, asks TMC

NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma advocates for President's rule in Bengal, facing criticism for her silence on Manipur, Bilkis Bano, and wrestlers' protests. She receives 18 fresh complaints of rape and molestation in Sandeshkhali and emphasizes the need for arrests to instill confidence in women.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 9:19 am

Manipur tribal forum lifts shutdown; govt offices wear deserted look in 2 districts

Manipur tribal forum lifts shutdown; govt offices wear deserted look in 2 districts Imphal: Government offices in the tribal-dominated Churachandpur and neighbouring Pherzawl districts in Manipur witnessed thin attendance on Monday despite the state governments warning to take action against the absentee staff following a shutdown call given by the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum [] The post Manipur tribal forum lifts shutdown; govt offices wear deserted look in 2 districts appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 20 Feb 2024 8:18 am

Manipur: Clash between militants & Assam Rifles personnel in Imphal East

Imphal: Amidst the watchful eyes of the panicked villagers, the troopers of the Assam Rifles fired several rounds of 51 mm HE mortar bombs to drive back the miscreants/militants in Manipur on Monday, officials said. The Assam Rifles taking the positions at the paddy field of Pukhao Naharup under the Sagolmang police station in Imphal [] The post Manipur: Clash between militants & Assam Rifles personnel in Imphal East appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Feb 2024 7:42 am

No Haokip Reserved in Thanging hill, Manipur government

IMPHAL, Feb 19: Manipur forest, environment and climate change department on Monday refuted Thangjing hill ownership claim made by the Ukha-Loikhai village. On February 16, chief of the Ukha-Loikhai village, Thenkhomang Haokip claimed the village as the owner of the Thangjing hill in Churachandpur district while terming it as Haokip Reserved. He also referred to []

thehillstimes 20 Feb 2024 6:20 am

Thin attendance in Manipur govt offices following tribal bodys call

CHURACHANDPUR/ IMPHAL, Feb 19: Offices of the Manipur government in Churachandpur and neighbouring Pherzawl districts recorded thin attendance on Monday, despite the state home departments warning that no work, no pay rule would be applied if employees go on unauthorised leaves. A Churachandpur-based organisation, the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) has urged the government staff []

thehillstimes 20 Feb 2024 6:00 am

Governor inaugurates Vikram Batra Auditorium : 20th feb24 E-Pao.net

Governor inaugurates Vikram Batra Auditorium : 20th feb24E-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 5:48 am

Manipur government offices remain shut after boycott call by tribal body

Manipur government offices remain shut after boycott call by tribal body

India Today 20 Feb 2024 5:34 am

NSUC extends wishes for peaceful exam : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! Headlines E-Pao.net

NSUC extends wishes for peaceful exam : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! HeadlinesE-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

Workshop on blended learning platforms, integrated farming system training begins : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! Headlines E-Pao.net

Workshop on blended learning platforms, integrated farming system training begins : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! HeadlinesE-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

2nd MNCA U-19 Mens Cricket : YWC, TCMDC cap league campaign with four of four wins : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao E-Pao.net

2nd MNCA U-19 Men's Cricket : YWC, TCMDC cap league campaign with four of four wins : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao ...E-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

DMU students protest : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! Headlines E-Pao.net

DMU students protest : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! HeadlinesE-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

Dont oppose our ST demand : Meetei students : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! Headlines E-Pao.net

Don't oppose our ST demand : Meetei students : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! HeadlinesE-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

Boxing trial for 3rd NE Olympic Games on Feb 24 : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! Headlines E-Pao.net

Boxing trial for 3rd NE Olympic Games on Feb 24 : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao! HeadlinesE-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

U-14 Boys Cricket : SHADOW consolidate Group A pole position with 186-run thrashing of SYDO : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao E-Pao.net

U-14 Boys Cricket : SHADOW consolidate Group A pole position with 186-run thrashing of SYDO : 20th feb24 ~ E-Pao ...E-Pao.net

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 4:24 am

SC junks Sandeshkhali probe PIL, says dont compare it with Manipur

Supreme Court refused PIL for a CBI/SIT probe into Sandeshkhali violence, asking the petitioner to approach Calcutta HC. The petitioner compared incidents to Manipur, but the court advised against it. Missing entities: Supreme Court's statement on comparison, Calcutta HC's role in transferring the case to CBI, Bengal government's response, HC's cognizance and arrests update.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 2:36 am

SC junks Sandeshkhali probe PIL, says dont compare it with Manipur The Times of India

SC junks Sandeshkhali probe PIL, says dont compare it with ManipurThe Times of India

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 2:36 am

Amidst Unrest, Medical Staff Relocated from Manipurs Violence-Hit Regions BNN Breaking

Amidst Unrest, Medical Staff Relocated from Manipur's Violence-Hit RegionsBNN Breaking

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 1:59 am

RIMS Imphal orders shifting of its 44 Kuki-Zo staff to other institutes

RIMS Imphal temporarily attaches the duties of 44 displaced employees to AIIMS, Guwahati; NEIGHRIMS, Shillong; RIPANS, Aizawl in response to ethnic violence in Manipur. The employees, including an associate professor and nursing officers, will receive their salary from RIMS.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 1:47 am

FCRA licence of Indian Social Institute revoked

The home ministry revoked the FCRA licence of ISI, a prominent think tank, for violating rules. ISI analysed the National Education Policy 2020 in its approved social science journal, Social Action, discussing Manipur ethnic violence and political aspirations in Kashmir and Nagaland. Several other think tanks and NGOs have also faced similar actions.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 1:32 am

Tribal outfits call to skip work paralyses offices in Manipur dist

Govt offices in Manipur's Churachandpur district had low attendance due to ITLF's appeal. A head constable was suspended after a viral video. A mob attacked the DC and SP office resulting in casualties. Work came to a standstill in public works, fishery, agriculture, and forest departments.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 12:46 am

Tribal outfits call to skip work paralyses offices in Manipur dist | India News The Times of India

Tribal outfit's call to skip work paralyses offices in Manipur dist | India NewsThe Times of India

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 12:46 am

Tribal outfits call to skip work paralyses offices in Manipur dist The Times of India

Tribal outfits call to skip work paralyses offices in Manipur distThe Times of India

Manipur 20 Feb 2024 12:46 am

Self-Proclaimed Village Chief's Claim On Protected Site Fabricated, Concocted: Manipur Government

The Manipur government has intervened to put to rest claims and counter-claims by two tribes that the sacred Thangjing hill near the lakeside Moirang district belongs to them.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 12:36 am

Self-Proclaimed Village Chiefs Claim On Protected Site Fabricated, Concocted: Manipur Government NDTV

Self-Proclaimed Village Chief's Claim On Protected Site Fabricated, Concocted: Manipur GovernmentNDTV

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 11:49 pm

Village Chief's Claim On Protected Site Fabricated, Concocted: Manipur

The Manipur government has intervened to put to rest claims and counter-claims by two tribes that the sacred Thangjing hill near the lakeside Moirang district belongs to them.

NDTV 19 Feb 2024 11:49 pm

Manipur Governor unveils new auditorium in Sainik School Imphal

Imphal: The Governor of Manipur, Anusuiya Uikey inaugurated a New Auditorium of Sainik School, Imphal named after Captain Vikram Batra on Monday (February 19, 2024) at its campus in Pangei of Imphal East district. As part of the occasion, the Governor planted a tree and also released a souvenir. Accompanied by over 540 cadets, principals, [] The post Manipur Governor unveils new auditorium in Sainik School Imphal appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Feb 2024 11:15 pm

Mizoram: MSU warns Manipur CM over proposed deportation of Zo people

AIZAWL: The Mizo Students Union (MSU) of Mizoram has warned Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh of over his statement, wherein he proposed deportation of those people, who entered and settled in Manipur after 1961. The MSU in Mizoram has warned Manipur CM Biren Singh by stating that if any Zo people are deported from [] The post Mizoram: MSU warns Manipur CM over proposed deportation of Zo people appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Feb 2024 10:41 pm

Sandeshkhali: SC says no comparison with Manipur, asks petitioner to approach Calcutta HC for CBI/SIT probe The Indian Express

Sandeshkhali: SC says no comparison with Manipur, asks petitioner to approach Calcutta HC for CBI/SIT probeThe Indian Express

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 10:40 pm

Manipur Breaking: Tribal body threatens to shut government offices in Churachandpur Victoria Advocate

Manipur Breaking: Tribal body threatens to shut government offices in ChurachandpurVictoria Advocate

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 10:30 pm

Manipur Breaking: Tribal body threatens to shut government offices in Churachandpur

Suspension order of Head Constable Siam Lal Paul has led to series of violent protests in ChurachandpurIndigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) wants govt to revoke Head Constable's suspension...and change the SP and DC of ChurachandpurMore than 24 hours have passed since the 'Ultimatum' by ITLF, but no action has been taken yetITLF has urged government employees not to go to work in Churachandpur districtThe Forum cited the suspension of a police head constable allegedly shown in a video with armed individualsFollowing this step by ITLF, the state's Home Department has issued an order.....stating that if any employee takes unauthorized leave, their salary will be deductedShortly after the suspension of the head constable on February 15, a crowd had entered the govt premises in ChurachandpurThey burnt down vehicles and properties, resulting in two deaths and 30 others injured in the firing by security forcesTribal organization's advice said... Exercise caution before going to the office

The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 10:27 pm

After successfully closing government offices in Manipur district, Kuki group lifts diktat to extend shutdown Deccan Herald

After successfully closing government offices in Manipur district, Kuki group lifts diktat to extend shutdownDeccan Herald

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 9:46 pm

Pleasure that Tripura is hosting Khelo India University Games: Secretary of Youth Affairs, Sports in state government

Pleasure that Tripura is hosting Khelo India University Games: Secretary of Youth Affairs, Sports in state government Dr Pradeep Kumar Chakraborty, the secretary of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Tripura government said that it is a pleasure for the state to host the Yogasana event included in the Khelo India University Games. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur inaugurated the Khelo India University games today in Guwahati. The Khelo India University Games - Ashtalakshmi 2023 will feature an array of sporting disciplines including Athletics, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Badminton, Hockey, Fencing, Kabaddi, Football, Tennis, Mallakhamb, Judo, Table Tennis, Boxing, Shooting, Weightlifting, Archery, Wrestling, and Yogasana, the event embodies the essence of unity in diversity. The Games, being played across seven sister states of the North-East, will end on February 29. At KIUG 2024, medals will be on offer in 20 sports with around 4,500 athletes from over 200 Indian universities competing for medals. Meanwhile, weightlifting will be held in Arunachal Pradesh, archery in Tripura, men's football in Mizoram, men's boxing in Sikkim, wrestling in Nagaland and Yogasana events will take place in Tripura. Speaking to ANI, Pradeep said, It is a matter of pleasure that national level games, the Khelo India University Games are being held in Tripura. Tripura has got the chance to host Yogasana discipline events as a part of these games. Yogasana started on February 18 and will continue till February 20. There will be 20 disciplines in total, out of which majority will be held in Assam and the rest in other six states of North-East other than Manipur. We are happy and proud to host this event along with the Tripura University and Tripura government. As many as 13 universities are taking part in Yogasana. Observance of discipline, holding of games in a transparent manner are being looked after the officials. Some other participants in the Yogasana events also spoke to ANI. Nandita, a participant told ANI, It is an honour for me to participate in this event. The rules and regulation, way of games have been established well. The costumes, kits, food and rooms etc have been provided really well by the authorities. Another participant named Dhara said, I am from Tripura University. My journey has been really nice so far. We have a total of six teams. We had participated in inter-college events, we have come here after participating in North-East India and all-Indian level events. It is a matter of pride to be playing such a national level event, that too in Tripura. Abhishek, another participant in Yogasana from Lovely Professional University, said, We are being provided with all the facilities that a athlete needs. We feel really comfortable. We got the second position in boys' Yogasana here. We would want to improve and aim for gold. Another LPU participant Praveen said, I have been doing Yogasana since last five years, this is my second Khelo India University Games event, first with LPU. We won a silver, made some mistakes. Next time, we will win gold. The stadium is really great and so are all the facilities. Dr Jaydeep Arya, the joint secretary of Indian Yoga Association and National Secretary of Yogasana Bharat said, Under the leadership of PM Modi and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev ji, there is a new energy for Yoga among all. Yoga has been included with all other sports in various events, not only at university, but also national and school level events. Financial support is being given to players and they are also being given reservations in state, centre jobs. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 9:30 pm

Manipur govt offices witness thin presence following tribal bodys shutdown call

Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) Manipur government offices in tribal dominated Churachandpur and neighbouring Pherzawl districts witnessed thin attendance on Monday despite governments warning to take action if the staff go on unauthorised absence responding to the call of the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF). The ITLF, an apex body of tribals in Manipur issued []

bhaskarlive 19 Feb 2024 9:13 pm

Kuki villages claim over Thangjing Hills concocted, says Manipur govt.; fresh inquiry under way

The hill range, somewhere in the middle of buffer zone created between Churachandpur and Bishnupur districts, has been contested by Kukis and Meiteis as that of religious and cultural significance to their communities

The Hindu 19 Feb 2024 8:53 pm

Kuki villages claim over Thangjing Hills concocted, says Manipur govt.; fresh inquiry under way The Hindu

Kuki villages claim over Thangjing Hills concocted, says Manipur govt.; fresh inquiry under wayThe Hindu

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 8:53 pm

No comparison with Manipur: SC rejects plea seeking court-monitored probe into Sandeshkhali violence The Indian Express

No comparison with Manipur: SC rejects plea seeking court-monitored probe into Sandeshkhali violenceThe Indian Express

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 8:37 pm

Manipur filmmaker Sonia Nepram makes a splash at 47th Berlin International Film Festival Northeast Live

Manipur filmmaker Sonia Nepram makes a splash at 47th Berlin International Film FestivalNortheast Live

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 8:13 pm

Rahul Gandhi's Nyay Yatra pales in comparison with Bharat Jodo Yatra

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, aimed at pre-poll mobilisation, is not as successful as his previous yatra. Alliance members have been ditching the party during the current yatra, which started in Thoubal, Manipur and will end in Mumbai. His previous yatra covered Kanyakumari to Kashmir and saw participation from celebrities like Kamal Haasan and Pooja Bhatt.

The Economic Times 19 Feb 2024 8:12 pm

Manipur: Churachandpur districts govt offices record thin attendance despite govt warning The Economic Times

Manipur: Churachandpur district's govt offices record thin attendance despite govt warningThe Economic Times

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 7:50 pm

Manipur: Churachandpur district's govt offices record thin attendance despite govt warning

Manipur government Chief Secretary Vineet Joshi on Sunday in an order directed all government employees to attend offices and in case of any violation of the orders, the person concerned without any exception shall be booked and prosecuted under relevant provision of law of land for the time being in force. No work, no pay norms shall also be enforced by all the state government offices/institutions against those employees who do not attend their official duty without authorised leave.

The Economic Times 19 Feb 2024 7:50 pm

Central police forces face transport woes due to lack of air courier services

NEW DELHI: With India having no state-owned carrier of its own after selling off Air India, the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are finding it difficult to get seats on sanctioned price bands in flights. They are grappling with the absence of designated flights for their personnel through air courier services, particularly those deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and north eastern states. In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in January 2019, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had made a big convoy rule change and had issued an order approving the entitlement of air travel to low-ranking personnel on the Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu routes. Around 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in the attack. Officials said that air courier services face challenges due to coordination and financial issues across various locations, affecting personnel of all the CAPFs deployed in the three internal security theatres J&K, Naxal-affected areas and north eastern states - prompting discussions at the highest levels in the government. During a recent meeting chaired by CRPF Director General (DG) Anish Dayal, the issue of finding seats in flights being difficult was raised, where discussions also took place to find a solution, a senior official privy to the deliberations said. They said that during the deliberations, participating officers highlighted that they are not getting seats in flights on account of limited capacity, particularly on the Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi route. The officials also mentioned that on the Delhi-Kolkata-Aizawl route, they get Air Charter Service (ACS) only on Saturdays, posing constraints for personnel, adding that on the Dibrugarh to Guwahati and then Delhi route, air courier services have been stopped, causing severe inconvenience in commuting from challenging locations. With regard to other routes, officials said jawans are also facing problems on the Kolkata-Imphal-Kolkata route due to increased force deployment in Manipur. The demand was made to expand the frequency of air services from three to five days to accommodate increased numbers of personnel deployed there. After the initial decision in 2019 to provide air courier services to personnel posted in Jammu & Kashmir, the MHA extended the facility in all sectors to help them cut down on travel time. The eight approved routes include Kolkata-Aizawl-Silchar-Kolkata, Kolkata-Agartala-Kolkata, Kolkata-Imphal-Kolkata, Delhi-Srinagar-Delhi, Srinagar-Jammu-Srinagar, Delhi-Leh-Delhi, Delhi-Dibrugarh-Guwahati-Delhi, and Delhi-Raipur-Jagdalpur-Raipur-Delhi.

The New Indian Express 19 Feb 2024 7:39 pm

Sandeshkhali violence: SC refuses to hear plea for court-monitored probe

New Delhi: TheSupreme Courton Monday, February 19, refused to entertain a PIL seeking a court-monitored CBI or SIT probe into the violence in West Bengals Sandeshkhali village, saying the incidents cannot be compared to the savagery in Manipur. A bench of Justices B V Nagarathna and Augustine George Masih said the Calcutta High Court is Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 19 Feb 2024 7:38 pm

Manipur employees caught between Tribal group diktat and Govt threat of action The Meghalayan

Manipur employees caught between Tribal group diktat and Govt threat of actionThe Meghalayan

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 7:32 pm

A Guide to the Top Tourist Places in Imphal The Sentinel Assam

A Guide to the Top Tourist Places in ImphalThe Sentinel Assam

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 7:02 pm

Those places in India whose mystery even science could not solve!

India, a land of diverse cultures, traditions, and landscapes, also harbors mysteries that defy scientific explanation. From ancient ruins steeped in legend to natural phenomena that baffle researchers, these enigmatic places captivate the imagination and spark curiosity. Let's delve into some of India's most mysterious locations, where even science struggles to provide answers. The Roopkund Lake Enigma The Skeleton Lake Nestled in the remote Himalayas, Roopkund Lake, often dubbed as the Skeleton Lake, conceals a macabre secret. Its icy depths hold hundreds of human skeletons, dating back over a thousand years. The origin of these remains has puzzled scientists for decades, with theories ranging from ritual sacrifice to a sudden catastrophic event. The Magnetic Hill of Ladakh Defying Gravity In the barren landscapes of Ladakh, lies the Magnetic Hill, where vehicles appear to defy gravity by rolling uphill without any external force. While skeptics attribute it to an optical illusion, locals and tourists swear by its mysterious magnetic pull, leaving scientists intrigued yet perplexed. The Karni Mata Temple and the Rat Mystery Rats as Deities In the heart of Rajasthan lies the Karni Mata Temple, home to thousands of rats worshipped as sacred deities. Legend has it that these rats are reincarnations of Karni Mata's followers. Despite scientific scrutiny, the inexplicable flourishing of these rodents and their revered status continue to mystify visitors. The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya Nature's Architecture Hidden within the lush forests of Meghalaya are the Living Root Bridges, astonishing feats of bioengineering crafted by the indigenous Khasi and Jaintia tribes. These bridges, grown from the roots of ancient rubber trees, can withstand the test of time, challenging conventional engineering wisdom and showcasing the harmonious relationship between humans and nature. The Floating Islands of Loktak Lake Phenomenal Phumdis Loktak Lake in Manipur is famed for its unique floating islands, known as phumdis, which drift across its surface. These mass aggregations of vegetation provide habitats for diverse flora and fauna, including the endangered Sangai deer. Despite scientific study, the formation and dynamics of these floating islands remain a puzzle. The Mysterious Disappearance at Kuldhara Ghost Town Chronicles Kuldhara, an abandoned village near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, is steeped in eerie legends of a mass exodus overnight. According to folklore, the residents cursed the village, ensuring its desolation for centuries. Despite archaeological excavations and historical inquiries, the truth behind Kuldhara's abandonment remains shrouded in mystery. The Whispering Gallery of Gol Gumbaz Acoustic Anomaly Gol Gumbaz in Karnataka boasts the world's second-largest dome and an extraordinary acoustic phenomenon known as the Whispering Gallery. Visitors can stand at one end of the gallery and hear whispers from the opposite end, defying conventional sound propagation. Despite scientific investigations, the exact mechanism behind this auditory illusion remains elusive. The Legendary City of Dwarka Sunken Secrets Dwarka, one of the holiest cities in Hindu mythology and believed to be Lord Krishna's kingdom, supposedly lies submerged off the coast of Gujarat. Archaeological explorations have revealed ancient structures and artifacts, fueling speculation about its mythical past. However, the submerged city's existence raises questions that continue to puzzle historians and archaeologists. Embracing the Mysteries India's landscape is dotted with enigmatic sites that challenge our understanding of history, science, and spirituality. Whether it's the skeletal remains of Roopkund Lake or the floating islands of Loktak Lake, these mysteries beckon us to explore the unknown and embrace the wonder of the inexplicable. Despite advancements in science and technology, some phenomena remain beyond rational explanation, reminding us of the enduring allure of the unexplained. Indian Navy Chief Inaugurates Nibe Defence and Aerospace Mfg Plant in Pune These smartphones with 32MP selfie camera are cheaper than Rs 10 thousand Honor launches smartwatch and earbuds in India, know attractive launch offers along with features

News Track 19 Feb 2024 6:46 pm

Olympics of Inter-Ethnic Killings Without Umpire: Uniqueness of Manipur Imphal Times

Olympics of Inter-Ethnic Killings Without Umpire: Uniqueness of ManipurImphal Times

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 6:46 pm

Mizoram Foundation Day 2024: Date, History, Significance And More

Mizoram celebrates its Foundation Day every year on February 20 to commemorate the official recognition of Mizoram as a full-fledged state within the Indian Union. As we approach Mizoram Foundation Day 2024, let us delve into its history, significance and some facts about the state. Mizoram Foundation Day 2024: History After India gained independence, the region of Mizoram became part of Assam, one of the states in the newly formed Indian Union. However, the people of Mizoram, primarily the Mizo tribes, started demanding autonomy and recognition of their distinct identity. The demand for autonomy and recognition of Mizo identity led to the emergence of a political movement, which was the Mizo National Front (MNF), founded by Laldenga in 1961. The MNF campaigned for the creation of a separate state for the Mizo people. Statehood was a prerequisite to implementing the accord signed between the MNF and the Union Government on June 30, 1986. After political upheaval, a constitutional Amendment Bill and another to confer statehood on Mizoram was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 5, 1986. The formalisation of Mizoram State took place on February 20, 1987. Mizoram Foundation Day 2024: Significance Mizoram Foundation Day is significant as it celebrates the spirit of cultural pride and social progress. It is a day to reminisce the sacrifices made by those who fought for the state's identity. The vibrant celebrations showcase the Mizo people's rich cultural heritage through song, dance, and traditional attire. Traditional games like 'Cheraw' and 'Khuallam' are played, reminding everyone of their roots. The day is also a platform to acknowledge the state's progress on various fronts. From its natural beauty and eco-tourism initiatives to its commitment to education and literacy, Mizoram has emerged as an example of sustainable development. Mizoram Facts Here are some facts about the state of Mizoram: The name Mizoram is derived from Mi (people), Zo (lofty place, such as a hill) and Ram (land in Mizo language), and thus Mizoram implies 'Land of the hill people'. Mizoram became the 23rd state of India, a step above Union Territory in federal autonomy, on February 20 1987. Mizoram is the fifth smallest state of India with 21,087 sq km. The tropic of cancer runs through the state nearly at its middle. Mizoram shares borders with Assam, Tripura and Manipur. The state shares international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. Railways saw the light of day in Mizoram when the first broad gauge train chugged into Mizoram on May 27, 2016, after the Silchar Bhairabi daily passenger train was flagged off. Fruit crops like Mandarin orange, banana, mango, strawberry, grapes, pineapple, and dragon fruit thrive well in Mizoram. Mizoram is the 4th largest producer of strawberries in India. Cheraw is a very old traditional dance of the Mizos. Men sit face to face on the ground, tap long pairs of horizontal and cross bamboo staves open and close in rhythmic beats. Girls dance in and out between the beats of bamboo in colourful Mizo costumes of 'Puanchei', 'Kawrchei'. Vakiria' and 'Thihna' dance. Mizoram silk, traditionally woven by hand, is renowned for its delicate texture and intricate patterns, adding a touch of luxury to traditional attire. . Read more on Trending by NDTV Profit.

Bloomberg Quint 19 Feb 2024 6:00 pm

SC no to court-monitored probe into Sandeshkhali

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL seeking a court-monitored CBI or SIT probe into the violence in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali village, saying the incidents cannot be compared to the savagery in Manipur.

Rediff 19 Feb 2024 5:54 pm

Most Government Offices In This Manipur District Shut After Boycott Call NDTV

Most Government Offices In This Manipur District Shut After Boycott CallNDTV

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 5:52 pm

Most Government Offices In This Manipur District Shut After Boycott Call

Government offices in Kuki-dominated Churachandpur recorded thin attendance on Monday, despite the state home department's warning that o work, no pay rule would be applied if employees go on unauthorised leaves.

NDTV 19 Feb 2024 5:52 pm

Dont compare with Manipur: Supreme Court dismisses plea in Sandeshkhali case Business Today

'Don't compare with Manipur': Supreme Court dismisses plea in Sandeshkhali caseBusiness Today

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 5:37 pm

Indian Army & Manipur Govt Launch Handloom Weaving Program For Women Knn India

Indian Army & Manipur Govt Launch Handloom Weaving Program For WomenKnn India

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 5:17 pm

Supreme Court turns down petition seeking CBI probe into Sandeshkhali violence, tells petitioner to not compare situation with Manipur

The Supreme Court asked the petitioner to move the Calcutta High Court instead, adding that High Courts have the power to constitute an SIT with officers of other States.

OpIndia 19 Feb 2024 5:01 pm

Manipur: We are Seeing Deaths, Hearing Gunshots Every Day, Say Kuki Groups NewsClick

Manipur: We are Seeing Deaths, Hearing Gunshots Every Day, Say Kuki GroupsNewsClick

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 4:47 pm

Bengal's Manipur Reply To Women's Panel Chief's Sandeshkhali Accusations

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma on Monday accused the West Bengal government of stifling the voices of numerous women in Sandeshkhali during protests against alleged TMC-led atrocities.

NDTV 19 Feb 2024 4:46 pm

Dont compare with Manipur: Supreme Court rejects plea in Sandeshkhali case India Today

'Don't compare with Manipur': Supreme Court rejects plea in Sandeshkhali caseIndia Today

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 4:31 pm

'Don't compare with Manipur': Supreme Court rejects plea in Sandeshkhali case

Dont compare with Manipur Supreme Court rejects plea in Sandeshkhali case

India Today 19 Feb 2024 4:31 pm

SC scraps plea for CBI probe into Sandeshkhali case

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea for a CBI or STI investigation into the Sandeshkhali sexual violence case. Justice BV Nagarathna has directed the petitioner to approach the Calcutta high court, stating that the Sandeshkhali case cannot be compared to the Manipur ethnic violence. The PIL sought compensation for the victims and action against the West Bengal Police officials for their alleged negligence.

The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 4:23 pm

Bengals Manipur Reply To Womens Panel Chiefs Sandeshkhali Accusations NDTV

Bengal's Manipur Reply To Women's Panel Chief's Sandeshkhali AccusationsNDTV

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 4:03 pm

Don't Compare It To Manipur: Supreme Court On Sandeshkhali Violence

The Supreme Court has denied admission to a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the Sandeshkali case in West Bengal.

NDTV 19 Feb 2024 3:51 pm

Dont Compare It To Manipur: Supreme Court On Sandeshkhali Violence NDTV

Don't Compare It To Manipur: Supreme Court On Sandeshkhali ViolenceNDTV

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 3:41 pm

Manipur govt offices record thin attendance in two districts following tribal body's call

Manipur govt offices record thin attendance in two districts following tribal body's call

The New Indian Express 19 Feb 2024 3:25 pm

Watch: Manipur orders investigation into Churachandpur violence The Federal

Watch: Manipur orders investigation into Churachandpur violenceThe Federal

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 3:13 pm

Manipur: 20-year-old drowns in Khuga River while fishing

Imphal:A twenty-year-old youth met his waterly grave at the Khuga River also known as the Tuitha River which is the only river in Manipur that runs from south to north. He had ventured into the river to catch crabs and fish and was drowned in the Khuga River which is also known as the River [] The post Manipur: 20-year-old drowns in Khuga River while fishing appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Feb 2024 2:47 pm

Chief Justice of Manipur Siddharth Mridul leads relief efforts, distributes essential items at relief camps The Statesman

Chief Justice of Manipur Siddharth Mridul leads relief efforts, distributes essential items at relief campsThe Statesman

Manipur 19 Feb 2024 1:04 pm

Magisterial probe ordered into looting of arms from IRB camp in Manipur

Magisterial probe ordered into looting of arms from IRB camp in Manipur The Manipur government has ordered a magisterial probe into the looting of arms from an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) camp at Chingarel in Imphal East district on February 13 to ''ascertain the facts and circumstances leading to the incident''. An order issued by the Home Department on Sunday said ''an unfortunate incident occurred on February 13 in which a mob mostly youths stormed the camp of 5th IRB located at Chingarel Tezpur and snatched away arms and ammunition leading to a confrontation between mob and security forces involving exchange of fire at the spot.'' As per the order, District Magistrate Imphal East Khumanthem Diana has been appointed as the Enquiry authority to ''ascertain facts and circumstances'' leading to the incident and to ''suggest remedial measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in the future.'' The enquiry report is to be submitted to the government in 30 days from the date of issue of the order. Six persons were arrested by police for their involvement in the looting of arms incident. Seven IRB personnel were also suspended. Police have so far recovered four Insas rifles, one AK Ghatak 2, magazines of SLR and sixteen small boxes of 9mm ammunition suspected to be looted from the IRB camp. The Manipur government on Sunday had also ordered a magisterial inquiry in connection with a recent mob violence in Churachandpur district over the action taken against a policeman. At least two people were killed and 30 injured in firing by security forces on February 15, after a mob barged into a government complex housing the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police offices, torched vehicles and ransacked property, hours after the suspension of a head constable. ''The state government is of the opinion that it is necessary to institute a magisterial inquiry to ascertain facts and circumstances leading to the crimes/violence/vandalism/arson of seditious nature and loss of lives, intimidation and threats to the lives of the DC and SP, Churachandpur...'' an official order said. The probe would ''ascertain the facts and circumstances leading to loss of lives and properties'' and ''suggest remedial measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in the future, it said. Head constable Siamlalpaul was placed under suspension after a purported video of him with ''armed men'' went viral on social media. The inquiry report should be submitted within 30 days, the order said.

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 8:58 am