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Imphal, May 5, 2016 : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today inaugurated 33/11KV Sub-Power Station at Ushoipokpi. The Sub-Power Station, commissioned later than the scheduled time, will provide electricity to around 1,500 households around Ushoipokpi. The Sub-Power Station is constructed by Gurgaon based company M/S Shyam Power India Limited under the supervision of Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited- MSPDCL at the cost of Rs 3 crore and 50 Lakh. Wabagai MLA Fajur Rahman, Thoubal DC, officials of police and other departments attended the function. Speaking at the event, MSPDCL Executive Director L. Priyokumar appealed to the employees of the Sub-Power Station to provide electricity to the people of Ushoipokpi at the earliest.

Imphal, 04 May 2016  : Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has announced 42 hour public curfew to press its demand to convert the 3 bills passed by the Manipur state assembly to act. The public curfew will begin from the midnight of May 5 and end at 6 pm of May 7. JCILPS Convenor, Khomdram Ratan made the announcement at a prees meet at the CILPS office at Sega Road, Thouda Bhabok Leikai this afternoon. He said the decision to call for the public curfew was taken at the public meeting held yesterday at Manipur Dramatic Union Hall at Yaiskul police lane. He demanded that the political parties in the state must announce their stand on the conversion of the 3 bills to an act. He also demanded that they must announce their stand on the non locals standing or voting in the coming Imphal Municipal corporation elections by the 8th of this month.9

Imphal, 29 April 2016 : Shopkeepers in Paona bazar today closed their shops protesting against the police drive. Shopkeepers are protesting the assault of 2 salesmen and alleged forced closure of shops by Imphal Police personnel. The personnel allegedly closed the shops for not having lights outside their respective shops. Following the protest, Sagolband MLA R.K Imo rushed to the Paona Bazar and intervened in the matter. He spoke to the  agitating shopkeepers. MLA Imo gave assurance to the agitating shopkeepers that street lamps will be installed within 10-15 days. A team of police personnel led by Imphal West Commando OC Thungampou allegedly picked up a shopkeeper identified as Ajay Kar from Thangal Bazar who runs a shop at Paona Bazar for complaining to the MLA. Shopkeeper Ajay Kar had allegedly complained to the MLA that two salesman were physically assaulted by the team of commandos. Following the incident angry shopkeepers closed all the shops. The two assaulted salesmen are identified as Haobam Thoi from Sanjenbam and Amir from Kshetrigao.

Imphal, 25 April 2016 : Thunderstorm has caused extensive damage in many parts of Mayang Imphal last night. At least 50 houses were destroyed in Samushang Santipur, kokchai, Konchak, Anirongbi, Konchak Yangbi Benggun and Uchiwa. In Samushang Santipur  Community Hall, Primary School and Panchayat Bhawan were completely damaged. Trees and electric poles were uprooted. Education Minister Dr Khumujam Ratankumar visited the affected places along with officials to take stock of the situaton. THE minister assured help to people taking shelter relief camps.

Imphal, 14 April ( Morning) 2016 : At least 9 people reported to be hospitalised at RIMS following the earthquake. Some damages reported from BSNL and LIC offices; One BSNL staff injured during evacuation.

Some minor damages reported in Kakching, Moirang, Lamphel fishery security post building. No major impact on Quake affected Ima keithel; wall of Lakshmi Market collapse.

New Delhi, 14 ( Morning) April 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Chief Ministers of Manipur, Assam, and Nagaland after an earthquake struck these states.

"PM @narendramodi spoke to CMs of Assam & Manipur regarding the earthquake in the region," said a tweet by the Prime Ministers' Office.

"PM @narendramodi spoke to the CM of Nagaland regarding the earthquake in the region," said another tweet later.

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook the northeast, several parts of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and even Delhi and NCR.

There was no immediate report of any casualty or major damage.

In Guwahati, some people reported cracks in buildings while there was power outage for some time in Shillong. Tremors were also felt in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Nagaland.

All the northeastern states are categorised under zone 5 in the country's seismological map and are considered highly vulnerable.

Imphal, 14 (Morning) April 2016 : A strong earthquake has struck Myanmar, the US Geological Survey reports, with shaking felt across the region.The 6.9 magnitude quake took place at a depth of around 140km (87 miles), north-west of Mandalay. There were no initial reports of any fatalities.

The tremor could be felt in the north-east Indian state of Manipur around 2 minute. The earthquake was struck at 7.26 pm last evening.

People in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, and in Imphal in India fled buildings in panic when the tremor struck.

Tremors are relatively common in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). This earthquake occurred at intermediate depth,according to the USGS, which means it took place within the Indian tectonic plate as it subducts beneath Eurasia.

While such earthquakes may be felt at the Earth's surface, they are less likely to cause severe damage.

An Associated Press news agency reporter in Yangon reported seeing a seven-storey hospital shake during Wednesday's two-minute quake, causing staff and patients to flee the building.

Many of Myanmar's outlying areas have inadequate communications and infrastructure, including the area where the earthquake hit.

The Chinese official Xinhua news agency said strong tremors were also felt in Tibet, with many residents of Lhasa drawn out on the streets.

Shaking was experienced in the Assam capital Guwahati, where wall-mounted television sets at a local TV station were reported to have been sent crashing to the ground.

Imphal, 12 April 2016 : ‘Keep Leishanghiden Clean’ campaign organised by Leisang Hiden Development Committee 2015-16 began today at Ibungohal-mani Bridge Point near Pal-ahanbi. The attendees of the opening ceremony also paid tribute to Angom Ibungohal-mani who conceptualised the idea to promote historic Leishang Hiden on his 71st death anniversary.

Imphal, 12 April 2016 : 34 persons are injured in the violence that occurred at Mayang Imphal areas during Mayai Lambi bandh called against the death of two persons who were allegedly involved in the vehicle theft on April 7. 9 houses were also burnt in which Manipur Fire Service saved 8 houses from being completely burnt. Scuffles due to misunderstanding between the bandh supporters and the those who tried to stop vandalisation of vehicles led to the tension at Mayang Imphal Konchak. A jewellery shop and a house were also ransacked. Police had to resort to firing tear gas shells and bullets in the air to disperse the infuriated locals. Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West N Geoffrey and top police official rushed on the spot at around 2:30 in the afternoon and put the situation under control. Meanwhile, the authority has imposed indefinite curfew in Wangoi Sub-Division of Imphal West from 1 in the afternoon until further order.

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