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‘Transfer and posting of govt employees to be streamlined soon’  IMPHAL | Sept 18 Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today minutely assessed the status and issues regarding the various development projects being taken up in Chandel district in a review meeting held at the cabinet hall. In the meeting he stressed that the district level monitoring committee should look after and monitor for each and every developmental projects for the progress and review of the developmental activities. Biren said DCs concerned of all the districts should ensure proper governance in their respective districts. He further maintained that we need to make s
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 The High Court of Manipur today extended interim bail period for three former chief secretaries who were also the former chairmen of Manipur Development Society (MDS) till September 21 on the case of alleged embezzlement of funds.   The interim bail period of the former chief secretaries of the state, D.S. Poonia, P.C. Lawnkunga and O. Nabakishore Singh were extended as the state government counsel failed to furnish the bail objection report. Chief Justice, N. Kotiswar granted the interim bail applications of the three former chief secretaries recently till today after they filed a bail application t
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 In a bizarre incident an eleven year old girl, identified as Toijam Ronita got ill after getting free vaccination of Tetanus toxoid (TT) from Yairipok Community Health Centre on September 7.   Toijam Sobita, aunt of Ronita told reporters at Manipur Press Club today that she along with her nine-month old infant daughter and Ronita went to the said health centre on September 7 to get the infant’s routine check-up.  She recalled that at the CHC the nurse curiously asked about her niece’s age and when she told the nurse, one Thoithoi that her niece was eleven, the latter suggested getting her niece
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Manipur is one of the few states in the country where women are highly respected, financially and economically independent, equal partners and sometimes more dominating compared to women in other parts of the country. This was stated by governor of the state, Najma Heptulla addressing at the 2-day workshop on ‘Gender Sensitive Best Practices, Implementations and Capacity Building of Police Officials’ at Manipur Police Training College, Pangei, today. The 2-day workshop is being organised by Manipur Police Training College in collaboration with Centre for Social Research, New Delhi, a non-governmental organisation, work
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 Condemning the alleged killing of Chanam Pravish on September 8 at Noida, and secretly cremating the body without informing the family members, locals of Uripok took out a protest rally today at Uripok Achom Leikai area. While the locals of Uripok tried to march till the chief minister’s bungalow, police stopped them at Uripok Gopalji Leirak Machin. Chanam Pravish (22) son of Chanam Jugindro of Uripok Achom Leikai was travelling from Hydrabad to Delhi on September 7 to witness a music concert on September 8 but went missing from the day of concert. On the same day his brother lodged a missing case t
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Considering the inconvenience being faced by the people due to scarcity of cooking gas, chief minister N. Biren inquired the CAF and PD officials about the cause of the shortage of LPG supply. He made the inquiry while speaking at a review meeting held at CM’s secretariat to discuss the targets of the developmental projects or schemes undertaken by different government departments to be completed in the current year 2017-18. After he was briefed on the present situation by the officials concerned, the CM directed the officials to do whatever possible to address the problem immediately. He also instructed them to convene
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL | Sept 18 Charged mob attacked a team of Kakching police on September 16 at Sora Awang Leikai, while trying to rescue an Amaibi (Shaman), who had been kept detained by some villagers of Sora on charge of involvement in black magic. Some police personnel sustained injuries in the attack and three police vehicles (Gypsy) were badly damaged. Police fired anti-riot shells and some blank rounds in the air to disperse the mob. According police report, the police vehicles were blocked by an unruly mob of about 100 to 200 person including women, when they were coming towards Sora Bazaar on the way to Kakching police s
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Sept 18 The camp of UTLA/UTLF, which exist under the MoU signed between the state government and Indian government, located at the Peace Panel Camp, Liesahangphai under Tamenglong district, was attacked by heavily armed unidentified assailants. Three people including a woman were killed.     The attack took place around 12.10 am yesterday at the mentioned location where the three people reportedly died at the spot. They were private Mangminlen (22), son of Kaimang from Buolzol village, Churachandpur, Ngamboi (21), son of Demlun, from Inbung village, Nagaland and Hatshi (25), wife of private Chochon from Buol
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IMPHAL | Sept 18  Union minister of state, heavy industries and public enterprises, Babul Supriyo today inaugurated exhibition cum seminar of ‘Naya Bharat – Hum Karke Rahenge’ and pledged for a new India at Manipur State Film Development Society Hall, Palace compound, Imphal. The chief guest of the function, Babul Supriyo administered Sankalp Se Siddhi (New India Pledge) together with all the participants.  The pledge and programme was in tune with the mass campaign started by the Prime Minister to take the six resolves to make the country- free of corruption, free of poverty, free of filth, free of communalism, free of terrorism an
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 In tandem with the celebrations across the globe, the 9th World Bamboo day was celebrated today in the state at Singjamei community hall, Imphal. The theme of the event was E3 - environment, energy and employment.   While addressing the programme, chief architect of Buddhabir and Association, Th. Buddhabir Singh, speaking as the guest of honour said that bamboo products are taking an important role to promote arts and crafts of the state. He said that instead of waiting for government jobs, the youths of Manipur should start their own small scale industry of bamboo crafts to make their living. Nowada
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Family member of Ningombam Kiranbala (a candidate of DM College chemistry department entrance examination) appealed to the government to take action against the authority of DM college for recruiting students without following proper norms to the MSc first semester class for this academic year. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, the candidate’s brother-in-law, Chanambam Sanayaima said that the department selected eight candidates in the ‘unreserved’ category. Among the selected eight candidates one of them did not get admitted to the college leaving a seat vacant, he added. Regarding the m
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 One of the five bodybuilders who are going to participate in the upcoming 9th World Bodybuilding and fitness championships 2017 is Leitanthem Dinesh. He brought home silver medal in the last 51st Asian bodybuilding and physique sports championship which was held in Seoul South Korea from August 23-26. Dinesh had no financial support to afford for his next bout that is going to take place in Mongolia on October 3-8 and which is also a bigger platform. Addressing the media at Manipur Press Club today, he said he not only want to make the state proud but also said that he want to make India proud in the coming championship.
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Manipur Friendship Organisation (MAFRO) said the prevailing resentment caused by the alleged inflammatory post made by Yumnam Devjit on Facebook could have been prevented if the cybercrime unit had not taken sides. A release by the organisation inquired what the cybercrime unit is doing when a crime is committed by allegedly insulting the Islam religion and caused tensions between two communities, and further alleged that the unit is pretending to be dutiful by making arrest of some youth who had provoked a girl and parading him though media.   Everybody knows that Devjit is the son of deputy CM, it said. The current gov
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 The silver jubilee celebration of Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School and Performing Centre, Imphal was held at Chandrakriti auditorium, art and culture complex, Palace Compound today. The function for completion of 25 years of the centre was based on the theme ‘Preservation of Traditional culture for peace and prosperity under the roof of love and unity: One family One nation One World’. Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla was the chief guest in the function and director of Chorus Repertory Theatre, Imphal and also the former chairman, National School of Drama, New Delhi, Ratan Thiyam was the president. Sharing t
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Sept 18 Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) and All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) extended its support towards the tribal student’s apex body of Manipur, ATSUM over MU reservation row. The joint press statement of KSO and ANSAM denounced the Manipur University authority in breach of the MoU signed on November 7, 2016 stating that ATSUM, KSO, ANSAM, DESAM and MUTSU with MU authority agreed in the MoU to strictly follow the Central Educational Institutes Act, 2006 and as amended on 2012 reservation in admissions and High Court ruling from the next academic session. The joint press statemen
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 The Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) observed its 11th foundation day today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Imphal. Delivering the presidential speech, CADA president, Y. Ratankumar said that though law prohibits uses of drugs and consumption of alcohol in the state there are lot of drug abuser and alcohol is easily available in the state. As drugs, alcohol and tobacco are easily available, many people of the state between the age of 15 to 35 years use intoxicants and other harmful substances, consequently it leads to rise in various diseases, he added.   If the people of the state continue to use ab
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHNADPUR | Sept 18 More than 150 employees in contract basis of National Health Mission today staged a sit-in-protest in front of CMO's office at Lamka under the aegis of All Manipur National Health Mission Employees Welfare Association (AMNEWA) demanding regularisation of their service by the government. The sit-in-protest was started at the office of the Medical Directorate of AMNEWA from September 14 onwards at Imphal, followed by Bishnupur, Chandel and Churachandpur. It will be continued at Imphal East tomorrow and at Imphal West the day after. Around 193 contractual staffs of different departments under NH
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 Silver jubilee celebration of Manipur University Working Women Association (MUWWA) was organised today at the court hall of Manipur University, Canchipur. The programme was attended by vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Prof Adya Prasad Pandey as chief guest and president of MUWWA, N. Aruna Devi as president. Speaking on the occasion as guest of honour, former president of MUWWA, Ksh. Bimola Devi said that women are playing an important role in the society; however, men and women need to work together for the development of the society. The president of MUWWA shall be requested to co-operate with
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 A lecture programme on “Nation Building through Cultural Integration” was organised by the Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University, at its conference Hall, Canchipur today. A release said that the programme was attended by vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Professor Adya Prasad Pandey, Manmohan Vaidya and Professor L. Joy Kumar as the chief guest, keynote speaker and guest of honour respectively. Delivering his chief guest speech, Pandey stated that integration is very much important because it maintains a unity and certain balance in a particular society, it said adding that cultural integrati
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 As a part of Sachhata Hi Sewa (SHS) campaign, 109 Bn CRPF under the aegis of IGP, Manipur and Nagaland CRPF organised another cleanliness drive at Old Age Home, Mongsangei, Imphal today. A release said that the campaign was organised with the objective to clean the surroundings of the Old Age Home where more than 20 homeless senior citizens are residing. More than 150 personnel of 109 Bn CRPF and senior citizens of Ola Age Home, Mongsangei participated in the cleanliness drive, it added.
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JIRIBAM | Sept 18 The deputy general manager, Jiribam division MSPDCL, has informed the consumers and general public under Jiribam division, that there will be no power supply under the jurisdiction of Jiribam division, on September 20 from 9 am to 3 pm. The power supply will remain cut off due to maintenance of 6.3MVA, 132 KV transformer bay at 132/33kv substation Kadamtala, Jiribam, as per approval of 136th OCC meeting of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. The deputy general manager, Jiribam division, MSPDCL regretted the inconvenience caused to the consumers and general public.
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Sept 18 Following the nationwide launching of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ and with an aim to promote it in Kangpokpi district, Sadar hills autonomous district council decided to organise a massive cleanliness drive with the involvement of its employees, public, MDCs, CSOs and student community. The ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign was successfully launched in the district on September 15 at Multipurpose Hall, DC office Kangpokpi by ADC Sadar Hills chairman, Haokholal Hangshing in the presence of DC, Kangpokpi, T. Ranjit Singh, additional DC, Kangpokpi H. Balkrisna Singh, CEO-SHADC, DK. Thangboi and additional
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Sept 18 Tamenglong Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) was launched for the first time at CSC Gai Enterprise Computer Learning Centre in Tamenglong today morning. Under the scheme, the CSC Gai Enterprise targeted Chingkhiuluang Ward No 5 (A), Tamenglong and covered 225 households and planned to organise free computer training to every households in Tamenglong district. The launching cum mass enrolment was attended by district consultant of CSC, Tamenlong, Nicodim Panmei and district consultant of PMGDISHA, Norbert Pamei, and chairman of Chingkhiuluang Village Authority, G Namrong.
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Sept 18 Under the Swachhta Hi Seva, the Jiribam police personnel began cleanliness drive from today in areas around Jiribam police station, which will continue till October 2. The cleanliness drive was flagged off by additional SP, K. Ajit Kumar Singh from the gateway of Jiribam Police station in presence of other officers and staffs. On the side-line of cleanliness drive, SDPO of Jiribam, Rajkumar Charles highlighted about the controversial cybercrime of Blue whale game which is spreading rapidly and opined that cybercrimes have arisen due to impurities in the mind. He further appealed to the parents to restri
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Sept 18 Manipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) opened its new branch office on September 17 at Elora Hotel, Moreh. The inauguration was attended by convenor, State Level Committee of Act East Policy, RK. Sivachandra, senior vice-president of HDFC bank, Kavita Jain, Rajesh Sawhney of P and G, general secretary of MCCI, Th. Jotin Singh and its other members. Sivachandra, who attended the programme as chief guest stated that the government of India led by BJP has many projects in collaboration with other countries under the Act East Policy. The new branch of MCCI has been opened considering the tradin
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 International Sanamahism Students’ Association will be organising its fourth birth anniversary on September 21, at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound. A release said that the organisation was formed in on September 25, 2014 at the premise of Lainingthou Sanamahi in the old palace, Kangla in order to save the religion. On the birth anniversary, discussion will be made on how to save the religion followed by various cultural shows of song and dance, it said. Sanamahism being the only indigenous religion followed by both hilly and valley people, all are requested to attend the function considering it as a responsibility to s
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