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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
The officer in-charge of the then Special Intelligence Unit (SIU), Kangjam Ranjit, one of the prosecution witnesses in the 2013 Tulihal drug haul case, today confessed before the court that he received threats to his life in connection with the case.
K. Ranjit, prosecution witness no. one, deposed before the court of special judge Th. Saimon Singh, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ND&PS). He was also crossed examined by the defence counsels.
The then officer in-charge, SIU, who is now working as OC of Narcotic Cell, Imphal West (since April 29, 2017) said that Henry Ok

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
A new committee named Wildlife Protection Forum, Manipur (WPFM) was formed today to safeguard wildlife in the state and preserve nature. Members of the new organisation include functionaries of BJP and All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU).
Manipur state BJP cultural cell convenor, Sh. Nabachandra Sharma, singer, popularly known as Naba Volcano was appointed as the chairman of the new committee while AMWJU president, W. Shamjai as co-chairman.
AMWJU vice-president, K. Sarojkumar Sharma, AMWJU general secretary, S. Nanda  and member of Press Club Management Committee B. M. Sa

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
A State Level Stakeholders’ Workshop for Science Based Conservation Planning of Sangai and adaptive management of KeibulLamjao National Park was held today at Imperial Hall, Classic Grande Hotel, Imphal.
The workshop was organised jointly by the Manipur forest department and the wildlife institute of India.
Th. Shyamkumar, minister of forest and environment, Govt. of Manipur, attended the inaugural function of the workshop as the chief guest while Shambhu Singh, addl. chief secretary, forest and environment, Govt. of Manipur as the president.
Th. Shyamkumar pledging full suppo

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 24
For the first time in the history of Manipur, a helpline especially for women was launched today at Kuranga Nayani Hall, D.C. office complex of Lamphel by Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) and department of social welfare.
The helpline “181” was launched by state minister for social welfare and corporation Nemcha Kipgen as chief guest. Principal secretary social welfare, J. C. Ramthanga, director of social welfare, Jacintha Lazarus and deputy commissioner of Imphal West district N. Geoffrey IAS attended the function as guests of honour.
Addressing the launch programme, Ne

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
A man who was picked up from his home yesterday afternoon at around 3pm by five unidentified masked men was found dead after two hours with a mark of bullet shot on his head.  
The deceased is identified as Angson Tontang (29) son of Mocha Tontang of Biyang village, Chandel district.
The deceased has four sons, the eldest son is studying in two standards and the youngest is only one year old.
According to the deceased’s father, Angson was a simple farmer who does not quarrel with anyone in the past.  He continued that the Angson’s wife and some adults tried to stop the mas

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
The deputy commissioner of Tamenglong, Armstrong Panmei has been charged of ignoring court directive and awarding land compensation to two individuals amounting to nearly 37 crore. The land is allegedly disputed and contested by two parties, the compensation is for land acquisition of the Jiribam- Tupul rail head.
Briefing media persons at Manipur Press Club today, N Gondaimei, village chief of Marangching (Makhuam), former member of Marangching village authority D Gangmei and former secretary of the same village M Gondaimei said that they have handed over a memorandum to the chief minist

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DIMAPUR |June 23
The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has accused the Naga People’s Front (NPF) of giving a “final burial to its regional identity and have become a full-fledged proxy party for BJP-RSS in Nagaland by hurriedly supporting the BJP-RSS candidate” for the Presidential of India election.
According to the NPCC, “Our belief, culture and way of life have been greatly compromised in the name of garnering benefits of development and good governance which is still a farfetched dream”.
The NPCC censured the NPF-BJP alliance bereft of any principles but based solely on petty b

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IMPHAL | June 23
MLA of Tipaimukh constituency, Chalton Lien Amo has strongly condemned the robbing of cash and mobiles phones from the staffs, nurses and doctor of Sibanpurikhal Primary Health Centre in Pherzawl district on June 21.
A press statement signed by the MLA said that such incident of threatening the lives of medical staff who are providing medical services to the people can be taken as violation of human rights.
 It further appealed to the state government and authority concerned to book the miscreants involved in the incident under the law and take up measures to prevent such incident from happening in future.<

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IMPHAL | June 23
Revenue commissioner, government of Manipur, Th. Chittaranjan Singh, in a press statement, has appealed the GOC of 57-Moutain Divison, Leimakhong to consider for relocation of the Army camp at the old Air field, Koirengei to a new site in the proximity of the Army Head Quarters at Leimakhong in public interest.

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IMPHAL | June 23
Public Works department, government of Manipur has notified to all the transporters, drivers, government officials and general public that the road communication along National Highway-102 will be closed with effect from 5 pm of June 24 to 10 am of June 26.
Repair and extension work by another 20 feet length is to be taken on the existing Bailey bridge at Tengnoupal on NH-102.
A release said that all types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the Bailey bridge until the repair work is completed and added that the department will not be responsible for any accidents or unwanted happenings to the vehicles,

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IMPHAL| June 23
The proscribed Maoist Communist Party has clarified that one Sorokhaibam Somokanta arrested by the Yairipok police from Charangpat, Thoubal a few days back, has no connections with the party in any way.
A release signed by Kyonghan Mangang of the outfit said Somokanta, a differently-abled person who cannot even walk properly, has been falsely accused by the police. It condemned the police action terming it as a direct violation of the “Rights of the persons with disabilities Act, 2016 (RPD – Act, 2016).”

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IMPHAL| June 23
The state government is very much concerned and involved with restoration works of national highways in the state, asserted public works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh, today.
Addressing a press conference inside his New Secretariat conference hall, Biswajit said that despite all the hindrances including the present weather condition the government is fully concerned with improving the condition of the highways considered lifelines of the state.
He elaborated that owing to the monsoon season restoration works at different stretches of the highways especially the Imphal-Mao highway is affected. However, there

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
Manipur Sahitya Parishad (MSP) commemorated its 83rd foundation day at Dave Literature Centre, D.M. College campus, Imphal today. Prof Thoidingjam Tombi Singh, MSP attended the grand event as the chief guest.
Meritorious awardees from various fields of art were honoured. They are Moirangthem Rajen (Sahitya Akademi Award winner 2016), N. Shyamchand Singh (Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Nat Sankirtan 2016), Oinam Biramangol Singh (Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Theatre 2016), G. Bisheshwar Sharma( 2016 Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar, Thang-ta and Sangeet Natak Akademi), M. Kaminikumar Singh

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IMPHAL June 23
MAHUD minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said India as a whole nation could achieve complete development only when the minorities and weaker sections progress.
Expressing happiness Shyamkumar said that he is fortunate to be able to attend the function organised by the ministry of minority affairs after winning elections for three terms.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of sensitization and career counselling workshop for students of Manipur, aspiring for higher studies and empowerment opportunities organised by the Ministry of minority affairs in collaboration with the National Institut

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IMPHAL | June 23
Apunba Manipur Mela Lup has informed that organising fairs without getting registered at AMML will be banned. Privately held fairs will be allowed only after it is registered and provided that it follow the regulations laid down by AMML, said a release.
The organisation has informed that it has come to their notice that IPAK has banned holding of fairs as it allows gambling. After investigating, the organisation have found that those fairs were held privately without getting registered at AMML or following the rules laid down by AMML, it said.
Further it continued the organisation appreciates and respect th

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 23
The Khullak and representatives of Makhuam village authority of Noney district will launch an agitation if the government fails to take action against Tamenglong, deputy commissioner, Armstrong Pame within 48 hours.
Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, Thoubei village, secretary, Gungchanglung Gangmei said that the Pame awarded compensation to alleged landowners during the pendency of several cases regarding the matter of compensation.
The compensation is to be given to the owners of the affected land by North East Frontier Railways, he added.
But in the

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From Our Correspondence
BISHNUPUR| June 23
A 50day photo exhibition was launched yesterday, at Leimapokpam Khunpham, Nambol assembly constituency, Bishnupur district. The exhibition is part of the ASHTA LAKSHMI Development Initiative in North East, under the Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Government of India.
The program was attended by K. Ranjana Devi, president, Leimapokapm gram panchayat, Premlata Loitam, FEO Imphal and Ng. Kesho Singh, head master Khunpham Primary School as chief guest, president and guest of honour, respectively.
Programme co-ordinator

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From Our Correspondence
BISHNUPUR| June 23
A 50day photo exhibition was launched yesterday, at Leimapokpam Khunpham, Nambol assembly constituency, Bishnupur district. The exhibition is part of the ASHTA LAKSHMI Development Initiative in North East, under the Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Government of India.
The program was attended by K. Ranjana Devi, president, Leimapokapm gram panchayat, Premlata Loitam, FEO Imphal and Ng. Kesho Singh, head master Khunpham Primary School as chief guest, president and guest of honour, respectively.
Programme co-ordinator

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From Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI |June 23
A 6-month handloom weaving training course was launched here today taking forward the Prime Minister’s ‘Skill-India’ initiative under the Commerce and Industries department, government of Manipur.
Thangjakam Misao, vice chairman, ADC Sadar Hills launched the training program by cutting the inaugural ribbon. 20 women weavers will be trained by two instructors.
The inaugural function was attended by Thangjakam Misao, as the chief guest while Paotinlun Chongloi, MDC who also in-charge of Commerce & Industries department, SHADC Kpi and DK. Thangboi Haokip, chief executive

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IMPHAL | June 23
Students’ Welfare Association (SWA) condemned art and culture minister L. Jayentakumar for humiliating Manipur University of Culture while delivering his speech on the function of World Music Day which was held on June 22.
During a press meet held today at the conference hall, Manipur university of Culture, Palace Compound, Oinam Homeshwor executive member of students’ welfare association said the university is deteriorating due to lack of infrastructures.
He further said the state is known in the entire world for its art and culture. A leader of the state should not give discouraging remark without havi

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