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Serious efforts are on to solve problems, says Biren IMPHAL | Aug 19 No organisation or individual should hold the state government at ransom to fulfill any demand.  The present government is fully aware about the issues besieging the State and it has been putting in serious effort to resolve all these issues, said N Biren. The chief minister was speaking as the chief guest at the State level Sadbhavana Diwas celebration organised by the State Government at the Banquet Hall of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles today. Reminding that Nungei violence was reported during the time of the previous government, the chief minister clarified that the f
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The police department today suspended two of its personnel including a head constable of commandos and Havildar of the 5th IRB, for their involvement in ferrying large quantity of local made liquor. The suspended personnel were travelling on a police gypsy labelled as CDO IW-2 (bearing registration no. MN01X/1245) when it collided with a civilian car (wagon R) at Khonghampat this morning around 10 am. Reports said that three persons including two police and a civilian (occupant of the car) sustained injuries. During the course of mishap, a large quantity of local made liquor from the back of the police
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 Social Welfare and co-operation, minister, Nemcha Kipgen today that Centre has agreed to release 17 months backlog for old age pension scheme under the National Social Assistance Programme. The minister stated this during the release of consolidated annual report of the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR), 2012-16 at new secretariat. She was replying to queries raised by the media persons during the report releasing function. Nemcha Kipgen contended that the backlog was a result of the failure of the previous government to submit utilisation certificate in time. However, with the
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 10 Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar along with commerce and industries minister Thongam Biswajit Singh, inaugurated North East Centre for Ethno Medicinal Research at Hengbung village in Kangpokpi district today. The research centre was opened within the campus of Foundation for Environment & Economic Development Services (FEEDS) near Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Hengbung. Inaugurating the centre Joykumar said opening of such a centre will be a milestone in North-East especially to Manipur as the state has abundant medicinal plants. We have so many traditional ways of healing ailments by using vario
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL | Aug 19 A seven year old child was rescued by locals at Heirok after she was abducted by an auto driver identified as Moirangthem Lukhoi (20) son of Ibomcha from Umang Laikon, Heirok part I. The incident happened around 11.30 am at Heirok Part II under Heirok police station when the child was returning from school. She was abducted by the auto driver at the time when there was no one around. However, the auto being driven by Lukhoi was intercepted by the farmers on the road as it was coming in a suspicious manner along with the crying child. The locals rescued the child and took hold of the keys of the auto.
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 The enquiry committee formed to probe into the irregularities on the procurement of Digital Radio Sets and Repeaters for Manipur Police department under the Modernisation of State Police Forces during the period 2013-2014 has submitted its interim enquiry report.  The report was submitted to the chief minister N. Biren Singh today. The three member committee headed by principal secretary J.C. Ramthanga along with additional director-general of police (AP) Anand Prakash and inspector-general of police (Admn) S. Ibocha Singh handed over the interim report to the Chief Minister in the presence of additional chief secretary (H
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The Manipur Home Guard Employees Welfare Association will be satisfied to accept 90 percent of their share to be given by the central government and forego the state share considering the financial condition of the state in increasing their allowance. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the association’s president, Y. Mangi said that assurance of increasing the allowance of Home Guard personnel by mere Rs. 2000 to Rs.3000 has been made earlier by the previous government and was rejected. So assuring of increasing the allowance by Rs. 2000 or Rs. 3000 by the new government is
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The High Court of Manipur, acting chief justice, N. Kotiswor Singh today flagged off the multi utility van of the Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASALSA) from the High Court of Manipur, Imphal. The flagging off ceremony was attended by justice, Kh. Nobin, advocate general, N. Kumarjit Singh, Bar Council of Manipur, chairman, O. Modhuchandra Singh, High Court Bar Association, president, Kh. Binoykumar, AMBA president, H. Chandramani Sharma and senior advocate, R.S. Reisang. As directed by National Legal Service Authority, the multi-utility vehicles should be used for carrying out statutory dutie
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR | Aug 19 Kangleipak Student Association (KSA) has organised a rally at Ningthoukhong today in demand for the introduction of a new law that bars non locals from standing in elections. The rally was held as a part of the ongoing agitations undertaken to save the indigenous peoples of Manipur.  The rally started from Ningthoukhong Higher Secondary School, and banners which said, ‘Refugees cannot become landlords,’ ‘Non locals must not enter into elections’ etc. were used and many slogans were shouted.    Demands were also made to release the arrested workers of KSA Meanwhile in Thoubal in demand
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 Social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen today released the first ‘Consolidated Annual Report – 2012-16’ of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) at her office chamber, New Secretariat, Imphal. On this occasion, minister expressed that every child is precious and as such fundamental rights of all the children will be protected through the commission. She also seeks cooperation from all the stakeholders. Nemcha urged the chairperson and members of the commission to work efficiently so that justice is not denied to any child. While addressing the gatherings, chairperson (MCPCR), S. Sar
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 A one-day food festival “Gusto de ICM” was held today at the Institute of Co-operative Management, Lamphel. The food festival was organised for the first time by ICM. It was inaugurate today by its director N. Ranjana Devi. Hosted by trainee officers and students of ICM, the food festival comprises of a mixture of wide variety of local as well as foreign delicacies like fermented soya bean to  fried pork  as well as steamed rice cake (changlhah). Other food items includes momo, pork sausage, chicken samosa, singju, kelichana,tharoi thongba, kakching bora, egg roll, mimi chicken bite, French fries , chicken kabab, yerum
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure (EUS) was performed for the first time in Manipur today at Shija hospital. A 25 year old woman underwent Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) guided FNAC (extraction of cells from tumour by fine needle for microscopic examination). A release said the woman’s ailment was earlier diagnosed as a case of possible cancer of pancreas at Guwahati and surgery advised. Patient was extremely relieved to know that it was not cancer. The swelling is a very rare condition and very small numbers have been reported worldwide, it said. To be able to diagnose it accurately before surgery is very important as the exa
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 As observed every year, Patriotic Writers Forum, (PAWF) Manipur will be observing Manipuri Language Day tomorrow in Manipur and Tripura. A release said Patriotic Writers Forum, Assam, Guwahati branch will inaugurate the Meitei Mayek Training course at Manipuri Basti M.E School as a part of memorial event for including Manipuri language in the 8th Scheduled of the Indian constitution.
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Aug 19 A team of Jiribam police and commando conducted a liquor drive in and around Jiribam areas and seized huge quantities of local liquor, foreign liquor and raw materials for distillation of liquor.  The drive was conducted under the supervision of additional SP of Jiribam, K. Ajit Kumar Sharma and led by SDPO of Jiribam, RK. Charles and its OC, N. Yaiskul Singh. During the drive, eight persons including sellers and consumers from the various liquor vendors were apprehended along with 55 litres of local liquors and 20 litres of foreign liquors. The drive was conducted as a precautionary measure for mainta
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 The first state level debating competition organised by Sapam Robinhood Remembrance Committee on the topic ‘Manipur Da Mob Violence Heng-gat Laklibasi Police Na Achumba Tourak Kani Thajadabagi-Ni” which was scheduled to be held tomorrow at Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy has been postponed to September 3 due to unavoidable circumstances, said a release issued by secretary of the committee, Th. Malemnganba Meitei.
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 The inaugural batch of COAL India ‘Manipur Super 30’ was flagged off in a grand ceremony at Leimakhong military garrison on August 19. A release said, the project is first of its kind in the state of Manipur and is a joint venture of Red Shield Division, Coal India Limited and Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) to provide quality coaching and guidance of IIT/JEE to meritorious and deserving students who are economically deprived in the society. The inaugural batch of 18 students was flagged off to Guwahati by Brigadier SKS Chauhan, officiating GOC Red Shield Division, in presence of Brigadi
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 Various organisations and individuals have been generously contributing financial donations to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to help the flood victims.  Today as well, staffs of public works department, Manipur donated Rs. 4, 50,250 and the Manipur Olympic Association donated Rs. 1, 00,000 to the CMRF. In a simple ceremony held at CM’s secretariat, the amounts were handed over to the chief minister N. Biren Singh.  The chief minister expressed gratitude to all the organisations and individuals who had contributed generous donations to CMRF. He also appealed to the public to donate generously to help rehabilitate
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 A book entitled “Echeldugi Eraokhol” written both in Bengoli and Meitei Mayek script by Lairenlakpam Sharat was released today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal by Ashangba Communication, Imphal. The function was attended by ex-MLA, Alexander Pao as chief guest, Manipur Sahitya Parishad, ex-president, E. Dinamani Singh as president and North East Writers Forum, Manipur Chapter, president, Jodha C. Sanasam as guest of honour. School of Humanities MU, former dean, P. Nabachandra Singh spoke about the book.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The Tribal Committee under 18 Hilghat Zilla Parishad urged to the government to give reservation seat for scheduled tribe (ST) for the 18-Hilghat Zilla Parishad for the coming Manipur Panchayati Raj Election, 2017. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the committee’s advisor, Tahemang Panmei said that as per the earlier reservation policy and practices for conduction of Manipur Panchayati Raj election since 1997, the 2017, 18-Hilghat Zilla Parishad must be reserved for ST. According to the lottery for Manipur Panchayati Raj election, 2017, held on July 24, 2017 at Panchayat Bh
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The All Manipur Student’s Union urged to the government to review the order dated August 1, 2017 regarding the appointment of deputy director of Tribal Research Institute (TRI). Speaking to the media at its office at DM college campus, AMSU, president, Manjit Sarangthem said that one N. Pikeshwor topped the MPSC examination for the deputy director (TRI) post which was declared on January 8, 2015 and has completed the police verification and medical test. But before Pikeshwor got the appointment letter, one Gaikhamsin Riamei filed a case that he was unable to appear the said examination as he was out o
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Aug 19 As observed in the rest of the world, Ukhrul observed “World Honey Bee Day" at Oasis Hotel, Ukhrul. The program was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Ukhrul and deputy commissioner of Ukhrul Harmit Singh Pahuja attended the occasion as the chief guest. Addressing the gathering Harmit Singh stressed the importance of promoting honey bee rearing among the farmers of Ukhrul district. He also stressed the need to formulate a policy to provide a scheme for the bee rearing community. Harmit Singh added that honey bee rearing is a sustainable income generating mode for the farmers of the district wh
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Aug 19 A one-day consultative seminar was organised under the aegis of Women Affairs, Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) on the theme ‘Is there Gender Equality in our Society?’ The seminar was inaugurated by S. Prim Vaiphei and moderated by chairperson of the women affairs, Tara Manchin Hangzo. The participants took part actively in the four-hour long deliberation which begin at 11 am, and culminated at 3 pm in the afternoon. Vijaylakshmi Brar presented a paper on ‘Domestic violence prevalent in our Society - Are we doing something about it?’ while Nandini Thokchom led the discussion on the topic ‘Decisi
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Aug 19 A one day consultative workshop for shareholders on Churachandpur Vision 2022 and Manipur Vision 2032 was held today at DTC hall, near DC office, Churachandpur district, along with discussions on work plan to improve and sustain general hygiene and cleanliness in the district. The programme was attended by minister of Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, V. Hangkhanlian as chief guest along with deputy commissioner Shyam Lal Poonia, ADCCs with its chairman Khaipao Haokip, various village authorities, Police department led by the SP Rakesh Balwal IPS and Forest department led by its DFO
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Aug 19 Ukhrul District Passenger Service Association (UDPSA) felicitated four students with ‘Rising Star Award 2017’ at the community cafe, Viewland, Ukhrul. UDPSA in a simple function presented the four students with a citation and a free taxi card, valid for three years within Ukhrul town. The four students were chosen for their excellence performance in the recent examination conducted by BOSEM. President of UDPSA Khayui Raleng informed that the holders or award nominees of the taxi card are free to travel in more than 500 taxis registered under the association, plying in Ukhrul town. He also added t
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 M/s Holistic Enterprise, Sangaiprou observed the 2nd Foundation Day of the Ima Chenghi today at Sangaiprou Mamang Community Hall. The observation was attended by MLA, Ak. Mirabai as chief guest, CSIR, principal scientist, Huidrom Birkumar Singh as president and film actor, L. Tonthoi Devi as guest of honour.
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IMPHAL | Aug 19 Film Forum Manipur will support the protest campaign to safeguard the identity of indigenous people. A release said the Film Forum Manipur will take part in the agitation carried out by the people as it is our duty to safeguard indigenous people. It further said that suggestions given by the people for the development of films are welcomed.
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