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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 Youth affairs and sports minister, Letpao Haokip, today informed the House that the department will take befitting action against any individual if found using fake sports certificate to get government jobs. The minister stated this while responding to queries raised by the Opposition bench during the voting and discussion hours for grants on the sixth day of the ongoing budget session. Letpao said there has been complaint of certification done by an order of department of personnel in the year 1998. However the case has not been officially proved. Clarifying on the lack of proper policy for sports, h
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL July 26 Revenue minister Karam Shyam today announced on the floor of the House that a district boundary commission would be constituted to demarcate boundaries of the districts after ongoing budget session is over. Replying to a question from Opposition Congress member R. K. Imo Singh the minister said the matter has been consulted with the law department and the process for setting up of the boundary commission is almost complete and it will be headed by a retired judge. The state government will demarcate the district boundaries according to the report of the commission. Manipur government created seven more
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 Students and volunteers of KSA today tried to storm the Manipur State Assembly from three different directions demanding legislation to prevent non-indigenous people from contesting elections and casting votes. They also demanded reservation of eight Assembly seats for the indigenous people. The student’s marched towards Assembly from the western gate of DM College, who were stopped by the City police from reaching the Assembly near THAU Ground. The students came out with the slogan “Yelhou Meegi Hak Kangadabani” and “Meetop na vote leppa yaroi.” Later they were pushed back towards the campu
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR |July 26 Huskha Yepthomi, working president of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) in his presidential address, to the CEC members during the ‘emergency’ meeting lamented that Nagas have elected “unprincipled” people as their representatives who could not remain faithful to the party.  He expressed his anguish on the “habitual” visit of Kaziranga by the Naga MLAs whenever any disagreement emerges among themselves which is an unbecoming for matured leaders, according to NPF in a press release today.  “This is the third time that Naga MLAs tried to solve their internal problems at Kaziranga and, there
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 The Audit Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) of Government of Manipur for the year ended March 31 2016 have been released today by accountant general D. Jaisankar. Three reports on social and general sections, economic and revenue sectors and on state finances 016 were released today. The reports have also been placed on the table of the state Assembly on July 21. Addressing media persons in a press conference held at conference hall of the office the Accountant General (Audit), D. Jaisankar said the audit report is characterised by much negativity because many of the state
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IMPHAL | July 26 The people of Manipur can live better without the Loktak Project. But we cannot develop without the Loktak. The Loktak Hydro Electric Project and Ithai dam have been disastrous projects and they must be decommissioned. This was stated by M. Asnikumar, who is the vice chairman of Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency (MIDA) and also the state vice president of BJP Manipur unit in a statement handed out to the media. The statement continued that Ithai dam has been the main reason for flash flood in an around the Loktak lake. Since the commissioning of Ithai Barrage in 1983, there have been disastrous flash floods in and
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 26 Village chief of L. Tangnaum, previously known as Haraothel expressed his apprehension over the controversial issue of the construction of National Sports University, which could affect hill-valley relationship. Vaiphei, Chief of L. Tangnaum village also blamed the state government and the authority concerned for the unwanted development and the alleged intimidating policy of acquiring land for the proposed university. He continued that recently some persons from the neighbouring villages have been destroying the hills and forest plantation of L.Tangnaum (Haraothel) without any official authorisa
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JIRIBAM | July 26 A man was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a room of Star Hotel of Babupara, Jiribam today. The deceased is identified as Konsam Chandrakriti Singh (24), son of (Late) K. Chandrakanta Singh of Ramnagar Tuko Silchar, Assam. The hotel staff  became concern when Chandrakriti failed to open the door when they went to inform about the travel agent who came to receive him. He was supposed to leave for Imphal today morning. Later, the hotel staff called Jiribam police and the police broke the door which was locked from inside and found the man hung in a doubtful position. The reason of his dead is yet known. Th
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THOUBAL | July 26  A clash between two groups of prospective candidates for Panchayat elections took place today around 2.30 pm at Yaripok Tulihal village. One group was led by Md Abdulkalam (42) son of Rafiq Ali while the other group was led by Md Kamal Hasan, (22) son of Md Sirajuddin. Both are residents of Yaripok Tulihal. Tension erupted between the two groups while discussing the nomination for the ensuing panchayat elections. A brief scuffle took place between the groups but no injuries were sustained by any person. Supporters of Md Abdulkalam called the police immediately and the matter was settled. In this regard a FIR was filed b
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IMPHAL | July 26 A Monitoring Cell Help Line for swine flu, dengue, Japanese Encephalitis and scrub typhus has been opened in the medical directorate and it will function from 6 am to 10 pm on all working days, said a release by health services, Manipur. The monitoring cell will be fully under the control of state epidemiologist Dr Thangpa Serto, medical directorate, and the help line will be connected to Elangbam Ajay, pharmacist, CMO Imphal East in mobile number 8794386732, R. K. Basumani, pharmacist, CMO Imphal West in 8794391551 and Th. Ashu, pharmacist, CMO Imphal East in 8794386503.
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IMPHAL | July 26 The State today observed the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas at 1st Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall to pay tribute to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil War in 1999, organised by government of Manipur. Speaking as the chief guest, minister for PWD and IPR, Th. Biswajit praised the courage of the soldiers for their selfless service for the country. He said people should feel proud of the valour shown by the Indian soldiers in the Kargil war. He stressed that we all should give due respect to those soldiers who made ultimate sacrifice for the welfare and integrity of the nation. He continued the soldiers did not fi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) urged the authority of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences to make public the enquiry report about the kidney operation case of Elangbam (O) Eseihanbi. Addressing a press meet today at DESAM office at Sagolband Moirang Leirak, Imphal, DESAM, secretary general, N. Edison accused Dr. N. Jitendra of the institute’s urology department, who is also working at Asian Hospital and Raj Medicity that he took out the right kidney of Eseihanbi without any consent of the patient and her party on June 9. While the patient party was waiting outside the ope
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 MPSC 2016 candidates today demanded that re-evaluation of answer scripts of the examination conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission, alleging that there were several irregularities in the marking system. Convener of the group, Soroikhaibam Robertson Singh alleged that there were many mistakes in the tallying and giving marks in the photocopies of 12 answer scripts that were given by the commission after filing an RTI application. He said that the photocopies were recently received after nine to ten months of filing the application to the commission. He further charged that the required sign
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 All Manipur Ayush Doctors Association strongly condemned the recruitment notice of homoeo and ayurvedic doctors by MPSC on July 21. Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the association’s  president, Dr. Th. Dhanashyam Singh said that as per rule the ayush doctor who works under National Health Mission (NHM) should be given regularisation. But the ayush doctors who work under NHM for 11 years and are actively involved in all national programmes are still not given regularisation, he added.   Dhanashyam said that according to the statement of health minister, L. Jayantakumar
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IMPHAL | July 26 Students of Model Higher Secondary School Khamnam Bazaar today staged a sit-in protest at the school gate against the filing of FIR against students of CC Higher Secondary School. The FIR was registered relating to a confrontation between students and Imphal East police, causing injuries to Imphal East police commando OC, L. Vaiphei. The confrontation between the police and students broke out while students were marching towards chief minister bungalow to condemn the transfer of eight teachers from the school and demand rollback of the transfer of the eight teachers with immediate effect and filling up of the vacant teache
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IMPHAL | July 26 People for Animals (PFA), Manipur has extended their appreciation to political leaders for concerning about threatened pony, said a release by managing trustee, PFA. PFA thanked chief minister N. Biren Singh, minister V. Hangkhanlian and other members of the House for being concerned about the endangered species. However, waiting for foreign aids and funds for preservation of ponies will be too late. The number of endangered species has been declining day by day, among which many are hit by vehicles and get killed, it added. A policy for protection of pony was drafted by the previous government but questions were raised by
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IMPHAL | July 26 Along with other parts of the country, the 18th Kargil Vijay Divas was also celebrated today at the conference hall of DC office Thoubal. Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal, L. Nabakishwar Singh led the two minute silent prayer for the brave soldiers, said a release. Speaking on the occasion, the DC said we should remember the courage of our brave soldiers and it is their courage and strength that saved our country. DLOs of different departments and staffs of DC office attended the function, it added
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IMPHAL| July 26 More than 200 hectares of paddy fields and numerous fish farms have been flooded at Kakching Khunou by the recent flood. Kakching khounou youth forum has appealed to the authorities concerned to provide immediate help said a release. The Uyok Bridge built on the Tarang River is also no longer in working condition and causing many hardships to travellers, it said adding the bridge is a crucial part of the Indo Burma Sugnu Road. The forum appeals to the government to repair it urgently, it added.
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IMPHAL| July 26 Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur Pradesh held its state executive meeting yesterday, wherein the president of Manipur pradesh organisation, K. Bhabananda laid down many goals and targets of the party. BJP Manipur Pradesh organisation has opened its departments at 19 districts and district-in-charge has been appointed for 12 districts, said a release. The party is observing 100th birth anniversary of Pundit Deendayal all thorough the year, it said adding the awareness about his life and works are given to each polling booths. 30 members of the party are visiting each booth to inform about the progress and plans of the party. T
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CCPUR | July 26 Under the supervision of superintendent of police, Rakesh Balwal, a team of Churachandpur district police today conducted a drive against drugs and alcohol in and around the Lamka town with an aim to make the district a drug free place. The drive was teamed up by additional SP Mang Khongsai, SDPO Jonny Sharma and OC of Churachandpur police station and seized alcohol and tobacco products worth more than one lakh.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 26 State Platform for Disabled People’s Organisation, Manipur (SPDPO) and Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur (RCWDAP) announced that it will an agitation if the government fails to assure them to provide the welfare scheme for the disabled persons of the year 2016-2017 within one week. Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club SPDPO, president Yunus Khan said that the social welfare department deputy director claimed that the fund will not be released by the Centre as the department’s finance section submitted to him on March 31 midnight. He added that on May
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 26 The badly damaged road in the heart of the town was repaired today by the DFO of Churachandpur, K. S. Mung Tombing by personally contributing 10 trucks of sand mixed with ballast. The road has been neglected by the BRO's 80 RCC and several appeals were made by the concerned MDC and the public. The DFO made his huge contribution after he was approached by the locals and the head master of Lalpuithluii Foundation School, Vunga. Earlier, the MDC, CT Lian Guite had approached the BRTF three times in writing as well as by meeting in person with the in-charge of the BRTF but no positive development
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | July 26 Three persons were apprehended along with arms by 12 Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi check post around 11:30 am today. The persons were driving in a dark blue coloured Chevrolet SRV bearing registration number MN01AK 1949 from Moreh to Imphal and one of the individual named Chittranjan was possessing a 9mm pistol with two magazines. Chongtham Chittranjan Singh (31), son of Chongtham Indumani Singh of Changangei, Tulihal, Imphal West was accompanied by Yumnam Sunder Singh (24), son of Yumnam Nirmal Singh of Tronglaobi Makha Leikai, Moirang, Bishnupur district and Naorem Arun Kumar (24), son of Naorem Man
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IMPHAL | July 26 An interactive meet of the headmen was organised at Shangshak, Ukhrul district by 17 Assam Rifles on July 26, said a release by IGAR (S). The meet was attended by 14 headmen of the nearby villages and the aim of the meet was to inform the headmen about the various government schemes so that the locals residing in far flung remote areas could get the benefits. The information was disseminated by distribution of detailed brochures about the schemes in English and Tangkhul. Later, an open discussion was carried out where the problems faced by the villagers were discussed and majority of them were resolved, it added. Further,
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IMPHAL | July 26 In commemoration of the victory of Indian soldiers in the Kargil War of 1999, the district administration of Chandel observed the 18thVijay Divas at the deputy commissioner’s chamber under the aegis of the district administration. Speaking on the occasion, Krishna Kumar, DC of Chandel stated that the sacrifice made by our soldiers for our freedom is worth everything.  “We should be proud of the sacrifice made by our brothers from Chandel district” Kumar stated. The function was attened by L. Radhakanta, SDO of Chandel, Md. Jakiruddin, additional SP of the district apart from district level officers, staffs and well-
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IMPHAL | July 26 The Indo Japan Friendship Association Manipur is organising a children's painting competition on the occasion of the 72nd Hiroshima Day, on Sunday, July 30 at 7:30 a.m. in the premises of the association at Thangmeiband Athletic Union Sports Complex, Thangmeiband, Imphal. A release said selected paintings will be exhibited in International Exhibitions in Hiroshima and other cities. There will be cash prizes of Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000 and Rs. 1000 for the first, second and third best paintings, respectively. Application form can be had from Job Centre Babupara and Thangmeiband Athletic Union Sports Complex. Completed forms can b
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