Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More

SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More

Major natural gas reserve found in Indian Ocean: USGS

Sri Lanka, July 26 -- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says it has assisted the Government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal.

"Advances like the Bay of Bengal discovery will help unlock the global energy resource potential of gas hydrates as well help define the technology needed to safely produce them," said Walter Guidroz, USGS Energy Resources Program coordinator.

N... Read More

Tagore House wins Oak Grove Inter House Dramatics Competition with 'Kabuliwala'

Mussoorie, April 18 -- Inter House Dramatics of Oak Grove School was held under the roof of the school auditorium. Tagore House staged 'Kabuliwala', based on the famous story by Rabindranath Tagore. The play mesmerised the audience. Patel, Shivaji and Ashoka Houses performed 'Baal Majduri', 'Aladad Khan' and 'Daroga Ji Chori Ho Gaayi', respectively.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Principal JP Pandey. The event began with the school song by th... Read More

Highest rainfall in state in 63 years

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | March 30

The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Lamphelpat today recorded the highest rate of rainfall received in the State within 24 hours after 1954.

With the intermittent rains which began since Wednesday evening relentless till Thursday weather forecasting sites are predicting possibilities of flood if the rainfall continues till Friday evening.

The intermittent rains have flooded almost every low ... Read More

CCpur impasse to end soon: Biren

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | Mar 30

Chief Minister N Biren exuded confidence of ending the impasse with the Churachandpur JAC, as the latter has responded positively to an invitation of the state government for a talk. He said the talk with the JAC against 'anti-tribal' Bill will be held soon.

This was stated by N Biren interacting with the representatives of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, which called on the Chief Minister here today a... Read More

Three more die in road mishaps

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | Mar 30

In a tragic turn of event, altogether three individuals including two minor students were killed in separate road mishaps occurred in different parts of the state today.

The incident comes two days after 22 lives were lost in similar road mishaps along the National Highways of the state.

The first incident occurred in Bishnpur district at 11.30 this morning at a turning point near Oinam Bazaar when a speedi... Read More

Mobiles to be allowed in offices to record corrupt practices

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | Mar 30

Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren stated his government is going to be a pro-public and suggestions from the media are sought to foster the changes.

The new government is committed to bringing about transparency and reduce the level of corruption, Biren told representatives of the All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) at his office today morning.

He said that his priority is to bring about developmen... Read More

'Preserve and promote culture for posterity'

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | Mar 30

The 2nd Leiteng-Thanghai competition commenced today at Uripok Achom Leikai Basketball ground cum community hall, Imphal organised by N Khelchandra Singh Charitable Trust.

Delivering the chief guest speech, Manipur University of Culture, vice chancellor, N Khogendro Singh said that it is important for the people of the state to preserve, uplift and promote our beautiful culture for the future generation.

Or... Read More

NSD theatre workshop concludes

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | MAR 30

Theatre directors, playwrights of Manipur must stop repeating themes in order to bring a new taste to the people said Budha Chingtham, eminent playwright and theatre critic during the closing function of one month extension theatre workshop production of "National School of Drama" at the Manipur Dramatic Union hall, Yaiskul today.

Budha, speaking as chief guest of the function said that the themes of many pl... Read More