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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 10 The Congress party was compelled to shift the venue of its sit-in protest demonstration demanding the content of the “Framework Agreement” following disturbances caused by miscreants in Heingang constituency. As a part of the their continued protest demanding the contents of “Framework Agreement” the Congress party scheduled was to organised the sit-in demonstration at Leipham Khunou Soibam Leikai ground. However, the sit-in was later shifted to Heingang Mayai Leikai, at the residence of one P. Saratchandra, a member of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, (MPCC) following an alleged protest lodg
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 10 “Manipur government should not endorse imposition of AFSPA in the name of bringing peace and security rather they should have courage and urged central government for withdrawing of the draconian law”, said Phulindro Konsam, coordinator Apunba Lup. Phulindro Konsam, was speaking as one of the speaker during the observance of International Human Rights Day held under the theme of ‘Lets stand up for equality, justice and human dignity’ at Gandhi Memorial Hall Imphal. Phulindro, observed that the universal declaration on human rights and similar rights enshrined in the Indian constitution to safegu
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 10 As part of the International Human Rights Day observation, a discussion on human rights, armed conflict and pre-merger status of Manipur was held today at State Guest House, Sanjenthong. The event was organised by Coalition for Indigenous Rights Campaign (CIRCA). Research associate at Centre for South East Asia Study, MU, Kangubam Sanatomba, former member of Manipur State Human Rights Commission, Yambem Laba and associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) A. Bimol Akoijam spoke during the function. Convener of CIRCA, Somorendro Thokchom told reporters at the sidelines of the event today th
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 Chief minister, N. Biren said that the state government has taken up adequate security measures at all the border areas of the state to check entry of illegal migrants and thwart unlawful activities in the wake of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and outsiders identification exercise in neighbouring Assam. Addressing media persons on Hill Leaders’ Day held at chief minister’s secretariat today, N. Biren said that a police station would be opened at Behiang at the earliest. The CM informed that he would personally visit the interior village located along Indo-Myanmar border in Churanchandpur district to lay the foundation ston
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 Social Welfare and Cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen today expressed that the basic beliefs of all religions are of love, peace and harmony and there is no religion which promotes or advocates any act that is contradictory to love, peace and harmony. The minister was speaking as chief guest at the First Tagaramphung Advent Christmas 2017, under the theme of ‘Love, Peace and Harmony’, held today at Tagaramphung (Yaikongpao), village ground, Kangpokpi district. She also stated that believing in God or religion must be reflected in daily conducts that exhibits the love, peace and harmony. ‘In our society, Manipur in
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 The proscribed umbrella organisation CorCom in a message on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day said it shares the hardships of the people who are suffering from living under India’s colonial rule and whose rights have been snatched. A release signed by media coordinator Ksh. Yoiheiba said the organisation also stands for all the people in the world who are fighting for their human rights. The colonial master India must cease violating the rights of the people in the State and must respect human rights, it said.  Though the world has crossed a new millennium and is going through many changes, the social ad
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Dec 10 The five-day long orange festival has finally come to an end with the valedictory programme held at Indoor Stadium, Tamenglong. MLA, Tamei assembly constituency, Awangbou Newmai, attended as the chief guest. While, chairman, ADC Tamenglong, Namsinrei Panmei, and deputy commissioner, Tamenglong, Armstrong Pame, IAS,  were the president and principal host of the closing ceremony. In his address, Awangbou Newmai presented a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the organising committee of the festival, on behalf of minister, PWD, RD and PR and power, Th. Biswajit Singh, who was supposed to attend as the chief guest
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 Women Action for Development (WAD), Imphal, has today submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India, to repeal AFSPA 1958, and to set up a commission inquiry to investigate execution and crime against women in Manipur. On the occasion of the observation of International Human rights Day, 2000 people gathered in Moirang, the historical place where the Indian flag was hoisted as a symbol of free India, ironically, to deliberate on the grave implications concerning AFSPA. Since 1992, 18791 people have been executed extra judicially in northeast India, including the 5101 deaths in Manipur. That, out of the 2273 cases re
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 Retired IAS and treasurer of Manipur Cultural Integration Conference, R.K. Nimai said violation on human rights will persist unless a concerted effort to confront the issue is made. The retired IAS officer stated this during the international Human Rights Day observance held today at Human Rights Initiatives (HRI) office, Wangkhei Thangapat Mapal, Palace Compound, Imphal East. Nimai who attended as the chief guest said ‘right to life’ is the most important of all the Human Rights in today’s society. By ‘right to life’ we mean everyone should have access to basic amenities like good road system, health care system
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 Thangmeiband Apunba Nupi Lup (THANIL) drew the attention of the chief minister, N. Biren to expedite the case of Ng. Nicky who was allegedly abandoned by MLA, H. Dingo after having sexual relationship with her for seven years and promises to marry her. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal THANIL secretary, W. Thaebema condemned the act of the MLA as an inhuman act. She pointed out that even as a case has been registered with the women police station, Imphal West but the matter is not making any headway till today. Moreover, Nicky has already submitted her statement to the district magistrate and a
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 The proscribed umbrella organisation CorCom said on the arrival of 78 th anniversary of Nupi Laan which falls on December 12, the organisation pays revolutionary homage, by bowing their head in deep reverence, to the mothers who showed their courage during crucial moments in history.    The organisation also sends revolutionary greetings to the mothers who are coming out today, following their steps to face the perils and struggles faced by a colonised and oppressed society, said a release signed by media coordinator, Ksh. Yoiheiba. The Manipuri women were no less than their male counterparts, from keeping a house hold t
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 In the light of the most recent incident regarding denial of admission of a pregnant woman by hospital authority, Social Welfare and Cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen made a surprise visit today at Community Health Centre (CHC), Kangpokpi. Taking serious notes regarding the incident, minister Nemcha vehemently instructed not to repeat the kind of negligence on the part of the hospital authority and also raised queries about the doctors and nurses on duty on that particular day. She firmly insisted that the staff posted at the CHC should deliver their duty at the best level, with a motive to serve everyone in the district a
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 The Naga Chiefs Association and Kuki Chiefs Association of Tengnoupal, Moreh, Machi, Chakpirong and Chandel block has strongly condemned the state government’s withholding of outstanding due wages under MGNREGS, 1st phase, 2016-17. In connection with the stated issue, the said joint chiefs association had a sit-in-protest on September 14, and had also called a 48-hour bandh in the above mentioned areas on September 26, said a release. The release further mentioned that minister, rural development, Th. Biswajit Singh had given assurance on September 27 as well as on October 4, that the due wages would be released before Ni
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 A 2-day Internal Press Conducted Tour was organized by Directorate of information and Public Relations, Government of Manipur at Kwatha in Tengnoupal District on 8th and 9th December, 2017. The tour was mainly organized to highlight the developmental work and grievances of the villagers of Kwatha Village. Media persons from reputed media agencies including DIPR Staffs took part in the tour. The tour was flaged off by Shri N. Krishnakumar, Deputy Director, IPR, from the DIPR office complex, Keishampat at 8 am on the 8th of December, 2017. The media team was warmly welcomed at the Tengnoupal District Headquarter by Dr. S. Ibo
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPPI | Dec 10 Authority concerned of District Hospital Kangpokpi has clarified today over the controversial delivery case on December 8, stating that the doctor and nurses on duty never let the pregnant woman to stay the night in the hospital veranda. Senior MO in-charge, Dr. Simte clarified that owing to some incomplete documents and other formalities which the pregnant woman had to undergo before delivery, the doctor and nurses asked the patient party to complete the formalities since there was still time for her delivery. He also stated that the patient party were not let to stay in the veranda whole night
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 The Hmar Students’ Association, Jiribam joint headquarter, demands the revocation of the order for revenue survey and preparation and revision of 27 villages in Jiribam district and Tipaimukh subdivision, Pherzawl district, which included 17 villages of the Hmar community. The said 17 villages have been inhabited by the Hmar people for ages and that the Hmar community has been paying Hill House Tax, said a release. However, the present government of Manipur had scrapped this right of paying Hill House Tax. That, the said student body is deeply concerned with the status-quo of the region, it added. The release further men
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 The All Manipur Bar Association and the District Legal Services Authority, Imphal West today observed the International Human Rights Day at Cheirap Court complex, Imphal under the sponsorship of Manipur State Legal Services Authority. As a part of the observance a blood donation camp was conducted in the court complex by joining hands with Blood Bank of RIMS. The observance was attended by district and sessions judge, Imphal West, M. Manojkumar, district and sessions judge, Imphal East, Gaiphulshillu Golmei, All Manipur Bar Association president, H. Chandrajit Sharma as presidium members.
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IMPHAL | Dec 10 A new organisation called “Meetei Nationalist Organisation” was formed on December 3 with the ideology to bring about economic and social development of Meetei society. Briefing media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the newly formed organisation’s convenor, Ch. Birendra said it will take active role in the issues concerning for the welfare and development of the state. Kanjam Mahindra who is the president of the organisation appealed the civil society orginisations of the state for their support in taking up developmental works for the welfare of the state.
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THOUBAL | Dec 10 A pregnant cow died of electrocution after it strayed into a transformer, which did not have any proper fencing around it, located next to Wangjing – Heirok road near Wangjing Hodam Awang Leikai Area under Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL), Thoubal sub division.  The local resident expressed that the transformer had been there without any proper fencing around it for the past many years. They had previously requested the officials of department to put fencing around the transformer but their please were ignored and thus, leading to the incident. If the department officials had put proper fencing,
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPPI | Dec 10 As part of Nisha Bandh initiative in Champhai area, Women Wing of Keithelmanbi Village burnt a total of 400 litres local liquor seized during their routine frisking of vehicles along National Highway 2 on December 7. The Women Wing had begun its drive since the last two months and have seized a number of liquor from vendors and supplier along the highway. Speaking to media persons, secretary of the wing, Hatnu Kipgen said that the Nisha Bandh has been enforced to save the youths of the area who are in the initial stage of consuming alcohol. ‘We cannot do anything to those who are already addic
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPPI | Dec 10 All Disabled Union Sadar Hills elected its new office bearer on December 5 and conducted oath taking ceremony of the newly elected member yesterday at its office at Kangpokpi district. The newly elected office bearer were, Thangsei Khongsai as president, Boipu Kipgen as vice-president, Thanggoulen Doungel as general secretary, Thangmonlal Hangshing as information and publicity secretary, Neikhokim Doungel as finance secretary cum office assistant and Kaikhohao Kipgen as games and sports secretary. The oath taking ceremony was administered by senior advisor of ADUSH, Mangkholun Khongsai and it was
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Dec 10 As being celebrated all over the world, the international human rights day was organised today by Campaign for Social Upliftment (CSU), Kangleipak (Manipur), Jiribam District at the auditorium hall of Jiribam Higher Secondary School. The occasion was attended by superintendent of police, Jiribam Police, M.Mubi Singh, MPS, S.Maniton Singh, advisor, CSU, Jiribam, K Ajit Kumar Sharma, MPS, additional superintendent of police (Ops), MPS Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Jiribam R.K. Charles, principal, Jiribam, Government Higher Secondary school, L. Ranjit Kumar Singh and retired DI. of School, Ch.Sunamani
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Dec 10 As a part of 78th Nupilal anniversary, 78 Suba Nupilal Ningshing Numit Observation Committee, Jiribam 2017 have organised the annual women’s race today at Jiribam. In the race which was held for two separate groups of women, the race for under 40 category was flagged off by SP, Jiri Police, MPS, M. Mubi Singh at Lamkhai bazaar while the race for women above 40 was flagged off by principal Jiribam Government Higher Secondary school, L. Ranjit Kumar Singh at Chandrapur Mahdev. 35 women took part in it the race for under 40 category, in which Huirem Sushila Leima, from (Jimpal), Ningthem Khunou, Maib
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Dec 9 At the public meeting organised by Heirok Block Congress Committee under the supervision of Manipur Pradesh Committee at Umang Laikon under Heirok part I, former chief minister, Okram Ibobi Singh said the public is still suspicious of the secrecy behind the framework agreement. He said the agitations of the congress will continue as long as the contents of the framework agreement are not disclosed to the public.  The agitations are not being organised against any political party, or against the militant group NSCN- (IM), he stated. It is not for making political gains of the party or against the fram
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 9 Inspector general of police (administration), S. Ibomcha said that stern action will be taken against the supporters of the indefinite total shutdown called by police constable candidate of 2013 batch. Briefing media persons today at his office chamber at Manipur police head quarter, Babupara, Imphal Ibomcha said that during the earlier meeting with the constable candidates, the chief minister has not given any assurance of declaring the result by December 9. As there is a case pending in the High Court regarding the recruitment, the government cannot give any comment regarding the DPC, he added. As per
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IMPHAL | Dec Team of Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), a statutory body of ministry of Women and Child Development, government of India today called on Social Welfare and Cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen at her office chamber at New Secretariat, Imphal to discuss on how to effectively promote legal adoption in Manipur. The visiting team of CARA included its chairman, M. Ramchandra Reddy, OSD to chairman, Dr. Gundlapally Sreenu, members of its adoption committee, R.K. Pramodini and Annie Mangsatabam, amongst others who were part of the meeting. Appreciating the visiting team for highlighting various concerns and issues to look i
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