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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

More donations

IMPHAL | Aug 17

Several organisations and individuals have continued to extend monetary donations to help flood victims to the chief minister’s relief fund.

Today, Association of Muslim Academicians, Manipur (AMAM) donated Rs. 55,000 to the CMRF. In a solemn ceremony held at chief minister’s secretariat, the amounts were handed over to chief minister N. Biren Singh. A few days back, Dr. G.S. Moirangthem, Professor in surgery and former HOD, dept. of surgery, RIMS also donated Rs. 50,000 to the CMRF.

The chief minister expressed gratitude to all the organisations and individuals who had contributed generous donations to CMRF.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

MOBEDS notifies

IMPHAL | Aug 17

Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBEDS) has notified that applications are invited from the artisans, crafts person, culinary experts for the participation in the ‘Hmar Haat Exhibition’

A release said that the exhibition will be organised by National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, New Delhi on behalf of ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi from September 24 to 30 at the Craft Bazar, Thidal Beach, Puducherry.

It further said interested artisans, craft persons, culinary experts belonging to minority community of Manipur can submit the application form which can be available at MOBEDS office on or before August 21.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Insurgent nabbed

IMPHAL | Aug 17

A team of Tengnoupal district police led by Inspector, H. Chaoba Singh, OC Moreh and SDPO Moreh, Lawrence K. Munluo under the supervision of Tengnoupal SP, S. Ibomcha Singh reportedly arrested an alleged self-styled major of KYKL today.

According to sources, the individual has been identified as Khundrakpam Somorjit alias Santa Meitei (42) son of Kh. Kesho Singh of Thanga Lawai from Moreh Ward Number 4 Premnagar, near Gate Number 2.

Investigation revealed that he joined KYKL in the second week of November, 1996 and now holding the rank of self-styled major and also deputy administrator of Imphal East, responsible for collecting money and information for the outfit, it added.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Lamding Model High School begins session

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THOUBAL | Aug 17

The only existing, government model school of Thoubal, Lamding Model High School that was recently upgraded into higher secondary status, has begun it first session today along by organising a ceremony for the occasion at the hall of the school.

 The occasion was attended by the principal of the school, M. Munal as president.  ZEO of zone III, Thoubal, S. Mangi, councillor of Lamding municipal council, Luwangjing, Shanti and councillor of ward III, Yumnam ibopisak attended as guests of honours.

The former MLA of Khangabok assembly constituency, O. Landhoni who attended as the chief guest, expressed that teachers should be willing to make sacrifices for the sake of imparting education to the students. The production of meritorious students is not dependent on the school but if the students are willing to work hard, they can also become successful from government institutions.

She further said the upgradation of the school to higher secondary status was a dream comes true. There may be some shortages in the beginning, but it will be added up after more interactions with the authorities concerned.

She further acknowledged that the school had previously produced many meritorious students who were no less from the students coming out of private institutions. Therefore, the teachers of the school out to be given the respect they deserve.

The function was attended by the newly admitted students of class XI and XII, teachers and other students of the school. Simple gifts were given to the representatives of the school management committee and the councillors who had given efforts in upgrading the school into higher secondary status.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

AMMUCO submits memorandum to CM

IMPHAL | Aug 17

All Manipur Muslim United Clubs’ Organisation (AMMUCO) submitted a memorandum to chief minister of Manipur today demanding the appropriate reservation for the minorities in every respect proportionate to the population for strengthening the Manipuri Muslim.

A release said that the memorandum demanded construction of separate market in the heart of the Imphal city as there is unavailability of space in ‘Ema Market’ and 70 percent of the minority Muslims depend their livelihood on agricultural products.

AMMUCO demanded inclusion of cultural items of Manipuri Muslims in the Cultural University to preserve state’s centuries old cultural integrity. All the major communities of the state, Meiteis, Kukis, Nagas have facilitated with their cultural births in the university while the Muslim minority has not been availed of any cultural birth so far, it added.

It further demanded construction of monument in commemoration of martyrdom on Sara Bibi and her associates who took a great role in the Nupi Lal and initiate programme to preserve Muslim graveyard in Kangla for the remembrance of martyrs to the future generations. 

Stating that All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) in Imphal facilitate to all the communities in propagation of their own cultural programmes, AMMUCO demanded for the similar facilities entitled to other communities in both AIR and DDK programmes so that Manipur Muslims also can stand firmly against the deterioration of cultural integrity.

It also demanded up gradation of Lilong Haoreibi College to post-graduate college, construction of ‘Musafir-Khana’ in the zero kilometre of Imphal city and proper implementation of 15 points programme launched by government so that it may reach its good result to the deserving sectors.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Poor school condition shocks minister

IMPHAL | Aug 17

Education minister Thokchom Radhesyhyam Singh today made a surprise visit at Upper Primary School, Kha Potshangbam at Bishnupur district while returning from Churachandpur after attending a function. The school has class  I – V with 32 students and a single teacher.

The minister was in dismay to see the school at a very dilapidated condition. Out of the seven classrooms available in the school, only one classroom was in a good condition. This single room was built under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and has been serving as a classroom to the 32 students.

The teacher informed the minister that the students include differently able children. The classes available are only up to the fourth standard. The school has no headmaster and the lone teacher has been carrying out the class combining all the students from one to fourth standards in the single room.

Radheshyam instructed the assistant inspector to notify all the zonal education officials and members of the School Management Committee to attend the meeting. He asked the assistant inspector to prepare a report regarding the infrastructure condition and requirements of the school.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

MIT building inaugurated

IMPHAL | Aug 17

The academic building of Manipur Institute of Technology (MIT) located in the premises of Manipur University campus was inaugurated today.

A release issued by PRO, Manipur University, Ganesh Sethi said that vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Adya Prasad Pandey inaugurated the building  in presence of officials, faculties and students of the university.

Addressing at the inaugural function, that vice-chancellor highlighted that the academic building will be more convenient for students, administration, faculties and university community as a whole.

‘Being one of the constituent colleges of the university, we are proud to have our own academic building in the university campus’, said Pandey.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Tribals’ Forum Imphal condemns

IMPHAL | Aug 17

All Tribals’ Forum Imphal (ATFI) has condemned Kh. Suresh Singh, son of Kh.

Pupachandra Singh of Samusang Iroisemba, Imphal for allegedly manipulating the bills and cheques of various PHED contractors.

A release issued by ATFI general secretary, Wungnaoshang Shimray said that Suresh is the sole runner and the right hand person of PHED minister, Losii Dikho Mao.

It further urged the BJP led coalition government to take an immediate necessary action upon Suresh for his corrupted and manipulated work done and added that if Suresh remains a sole runner and right hand of minister Losii Dikho, then the department of PHED will become the most corrupted department in the state.

The release said that ATFI also urged to remove Suresh immediately from the PHED minister and award a capital punishment. Otherwise ATFI with others CVOs will launch a strong form of agitation against the Minister and Suresh, it added.

Stating that Suresh is presently running a financial private Bank called REWARDS at Super Market Lamphel and has taken lots of money from contractors to write the bills cheques, it said that ATFI strongly warns Suresh for his corrupted activities and is ready to make complain to the CBI office for the term bribery conducted by Suresh.

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From Our Correspondent

KANGPOKPI | Aug 17

To preserve and protect the Gundung river, the Gundung River Protection Committee (GRPC) has come up with stringent measures today.

The committee said that restriction on various activities in the river was unanimously decided in a joint meeting of all village chiefs and labourers working in the river at the residence of chief of Sapormeina, Mangkeng on August 13.

It said that quarrying using JCB and fishing using electric current or dynamo in Gundung river have been strictly prohibited with immediate effect. The quarry labourers are also restricted to encroach or work near at the base of paddy field and residential areas.

It further warned that whosoever engage in violating the restrictions will be compelled to pay fine of Rs 30,000 to GRPC while adding that the committee will strictly monitor the activities in the river.

Quarry activities in Gundung river have become immensely popular from Keithelmanbi area to Luwangsangol through Motbung in Kangpokpi district as it served as a source of livelihood of many unemployed people. At the same time, the river has expanded in length and depth owing to the activities. Concerning the preservation and protection of the river, GRPC has come up with the restriction.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Unknown persons rob medical stores

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MOREH | Aug 17

Chamber of Commerce in Moreh town has called an indefinite shutdown demanding immediate arrest of the two miscreants who came with guns and looted the shops under the chamber. The shut down was lifted later in the evening.

According to sources, two unknown persons came to R.N. Medicos yesterday at around 3:30 pm and threatened the shopkeeper and later took all the money from the drawer where the money was kept. The duo also looted money from other shops and medical stores.

Concerning the bad law and order situation in Moreh, office of the Border Trade and Chamber of Commerce, Moreh and the owners of the shops and pharmacies held a meeting today morning and unanimously resolved for indefinite shutdown of all the business establishments, shopkeepers and traders from 11 am onwards until the state government take up actions to bring an acceptable solution.

Later, the indefinite shutdown was called off around 6 pm when the authority concerned gave assurance to take immediate action against the culprits.

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