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Road obstacles put up at Moreh during the indefinite bandh and inset Meira Paibis protesting against the arrest of a youth

Hotel gutted
IMPHAL, Jan 3: A hotel located behind Pologround here has been gutted in a fire that broke out at around 11.20 am today. The fire is believed to have started from the cooking gas used in the hotel. Although most of the properties including TV and Refrigerator kept inside the hotel have been destroyed, timely arrival of Fire Brigade personnel prevented the fire from spreading to the nearby hotels and shops in the congested area. The gutted hotel belongs to one Boicha of Singjamei Kshetri Leikai.

4 IM cadres join K faction
Kohima, Jan 3 : Four NSCN (IM) cadres have joined the rival NSCN (K) camp along with four sophisticated guns, NSCN (K) sources today claimed, reports NNN. A statement issued by NSCN (K) MIP Kilonser, A J Jami, who himself is a defector from the NSCN (IM), claimed that the NSCN (IM) cadres defected after being disil-lusioned with the NSCN (IM) and divulged that more cadres presently belonging to the NSCN (IM) are expected to join the “mainstream” soon. While the names of the defectors are yet to be revealed, two are repor-tedly from the Sema com-munity while one is a Lotha and the other from the Sangtam community, sources further said.
KRA refutes
IMPHAL, Jan 3: Publicity secretary of KRA Th Misao has refuted the allegation of PRO HQ IGAR (S) that the outfit is into the lucrative business of Ganja and reacted strongly to linking the seizure of 260 kg of Grade-I Ganja from a Mahindra Jeep driven by Lingminthang Baite, bro-ther of Lt Jetlee of KRA by a patrol team of 13 AR from Somphung village in Saikul sub-division on Dec 29, 2005 with the outfit. Misao asserted that KRA and Jetlee had no knowle-dge on personal activities of Lingminthang who is a civilian.
Passenger service on Tiddim Line will resume today following an agreement, said a statement

3 AR men killed, UNLF claims responsibility
At least three Assam Rifles personnel were killed while five other troopers were injured in a gun fight with suspected UNLF cadres today at about 11.30 at Longpi at

Samurou victim identified, Victim's associates taken captive
Identity of the person found shot dead and abandoned at Kakmai area (Malom Lamkhai) under yairipok police station yesterday has been established as one

PREPAK greets '06 with a united stand
The proscribed PREPAK has worked out its internal differences and has come under one entity, heralding the coming of a new year. Announcing this in a statement

North AOC probe to cover State force
Intent on cracking the North AOC gun attack on December 31 night in which two persons were killed, while another was seriously injured, Imphal West police have

Rally to decry killing today
To protest the killing of L Gobin Singh, Canoeing and Kayaking Trainee of RCC Youth Affairs and Sports by unidentified gunmen on December 31 night at North

Unity call echoes at DESAM's B'day
Giving a clarion call for unity among the students and to join hands for development of Manipur, the fourth anniversary of Democratic Students’ Alliance of

CCpur limps back to normalcy
Chura-chandpur town slowly limped back to normal life today, three days after the killing of State IGP T Thangthuam and his escort commander both natives of the

Slow pace of work raises CM's hackles
Dismayed at the slow pace of the renovation work of Hotel Imphal, chief Minister O ibobi Singh has served an ultimatum to officials in-charge of the said work while

Cdl strike
Protesting the prolonged negligence of the people of Tamenglong district and the rampant corruption indulged by the State officials in the district including the cases

ZSF condemns IG's killing
The Zomi Students' Federation has condemned the killing of IGP (Intelligence) T Thang-thuam on December 31.

New twist in MPP poll drama
In an intriguing twist, the State Returning Officer of MPP has resigned from his post even as the election certificate of its new president, L Borajao remains to be issued.

TSE, EFM, AMWJU condole Koko Maring
The management and staff of The Sangai Express have deeply condoled the demise of its Chandel correspondent Mothang Koko Maring, who passed away

Dhaka declaration on Tipaimukh dam
The Dhaka declaration on Tipai-mukh dam adopted at the International Tipai-mukh Dam conference, ITDC, 2005 held at Bangladesh capital, Dhaka from December 30

Moreh stir lingers, AR denies arrest
Protest continued unabated at Moreh demanding safe and unconditional release of

Teachers, students object public exam in class XI
Reacting to a move of the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur

Reintroduction of ILP system mooted
Federation of Regional Integrated Indigenious Society has mooted re-introduction

UGs held
IMPHAL, Jan 3 : Assam Rifles personnel arrested two underground activists belonging to the KCP and KYKL from different locat-ions in the past 24 hours. According to a PRO HQ IGAR (South) statement troops of 4 AR, based on specific information, apprehended a KCP cadre identified as Pvt Suranjay Singh (22) s/o P Rajan Singh of Laipham Khunou from Khongham-pat yesterday. Contending that Suranjay is involved in extortion and other subversive activities in Khonghampat area, the PRO informed of reco-vering large quantity of ‘spasmoproxyvon medi-cine’ and five CDs and added that the arrested youth has been handed over to Sekmai Police Station. The KYKL cadre identified as one L/Cpl Brahmacharimayum Anor alias Nao (21) s/o B Elhari of Thongju Kanchipur was arrested from Kyamgei on January 3 midnight by a combined team of 1 AR and imphal West comman-dos. The statement infor-med of recovering five rounds of AK-47 rifle and four lethode bombs from Anor’s possession.
Date extended
IMPHAL, Jan 3: The last date of submission of application form for both EDP and SDP schemes of both Minorities and OBC for the year 2005-06 has been extended upto January 7 in public interest, according to notice issued by Director of Minorities and OBC Kh Dineshchandra Singh.