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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 All Manipur Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association appealed to the government of Manipur to review its the cabinet decision and provide equal opportunity to all eligible veterinary doctors to avail of vacant government posts in the veterinary department. Dr. Th. Chaoba Devi president AMUVDA while speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club said that the AMUVDA held a meeting on the November 15 at Tamenglong and also held an emergency meeting on November 17 for the reinstatement of the 37 projects for the contractor veterinary officers (VOs) whose services as well as the project were terminated in
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| Nov 17 As a part of Sangai festival, 3rd Sangai International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from November 25 to 29 at Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS). The film festival is being organised jointly by MSFDS and Film Forum Manipur said the secretary MSFDS Dr. Nabachandra Singh in a press meet held at office of MSFDS today. The organising committee decided to screen selected Manipur features and non-features films along with five feature films from abroad. This is aimed giving our young talented film makers the opportunity to learn something from these movies, said H. Nabachandra. “We also
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 Thousands of people turned up on the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit to highlight their grievances to the Chief Minister  N. Biren Singh at CM’s Secretariat today. The Chief Minister attended to as many as 500 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm. On the occasion, the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) screened various documentaries highlighting the achievements of the new government and Chief Minister’s visit to various hill districts of the State. Speaking to the media persons, Chief Minister said that the government is focusing on action oriented
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 In an intensified campaign to pressurise the BJP government to disclose the contents of Framework Agreement, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today staged a sit-in-protest for the sixth day at Bishnupur Bazar, Bishnupur district headquarter. The protest was held under the theme “Disclose the contents of Framework Agreement” and was organised by Bishnupur Block Congress Committee. Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh giving his speech during the event said that Congress party had and will never compromise the state’s territorial boundary and integrity and urged the BJP government to als
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 The sub-committee formed to draft memorandum regarding the peace talk with the Central government and the NSCN-IM has drafted the final memorandum today. This was announced at a press meet today by Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar at his office at Manipur Secretariat (North Block), Imphal Joykumar. Joykumar is the chairman of the committee formed on October 28 after a meeting of all the political parties of the state. The final draft of the memorandum was drafted today after a third meeting of the sub-committee that took place today, he added. The drafted memorandum will be submitted to the Chief Min
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister  Karam Shyam today urged the SK Oil (Superior Kerosene) dealers to lift the oil stocks. He said oil stocks have piled up in the oil depots and feared that it might lapse. Speaking to the media persons at his office in Old Secretariat, the Minister urged the dealers to lift SK Oil till November 30, 2017 failing which the SK Oil will be made available to the retail shops through mobile sale. He also said the continuous lapses might result in the Central Government discontinuing SK Oil allocation to the State. The Minister informed that for the month of September, Octobe
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 The proscribed umbrella organisation, CORCOM has called for a 26 hour general strike all over Manipur against the president’s arrival at Imphal, starting from 6 am in the morning of November 21, till 8 am of November 22. The general strike will be relaxed for hospitals and media services, emergency services and matters related to faith. A release signed by media coordinator, Ksh. Yoiheiba said as a part of the ongoing war of independence, the general strike is being called upon the visit of the president of the India, the colonial master, to Manipur on November 21. CORCOM urges the people of all communities to give their f
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 Vice chancellors play an important role in shaping universities said president Association of Indian Universities, Prof. P.B. Sharma while giving his inaugural speech as the chief guest at the east zone vice chancellors’ meet. The two day meet was organised by the Association of Indian Universities and was held at the court hall, Vice Chancellor’s secretariat Manipur University. Prof. Sharma while giving his chief guest speech said that Indian universities have made a major breakthrough in science and technology and other countries want to see India rise again in various field of education and resea
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IMPHAL | Nov  17 Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) and Town Planning Minister  Thounaojam Shyamkumar today said the Centre has released Rs 106 crore for the Imphal Smart City Mission. Addressing the media persons at his office chamber in New Secretariat, he said that his department targets to complete 90 percent work of the Imphal Smart City Mission within 3 months. Stating that the Chief Minister will be consulted for the work related to the Mission, he appealed for the support of the general public to make the Imphal Smart City Mission successful. MAHUD Minister further said a year-long cleanliness drive i
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 Police picked up the two fast-unto death protester at around 2pm today from Keishampat Leimajam Leikai Community Hall and set them free after a few hours. The protest started from yesterday afternoon at the behest of Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur convenor, publicity and propaganda, N. Tanoranjan and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union president, Nameirakpam Meghachandra. The protest was to pressure the government to have Article 3 of the Indian Constitution revoked and to safeguard the territorial integrity of the state, to safeguard the indigenous people of the state and to punish the people who are mi
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JIRIBAM | Nov 17 Resenting the transfer orders released for 86 lecturers near the end of academic sessions, while the students are studying hard and preparing to complete their syllabus, All Manipur Government Higher Secondary Lecturers’ Welfare Association (AMGHSLWA) has appealed the government to revoke the orders. A release signed by publicity secretary, AMGHSLWA M. Romeo Singh said the orders came at a time when the current state government is making efforts to bring improvements in the field of education. While the chief minister and education minister are making goals to provide quality education, few officials have released the tra
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) said sergeant Koko Ningsheng worked under the apunba force of PLA and MNPF, as A – 129 sergeant Koko, real name Themriyo Ningsheng, son of Peter Ningsheng and Florence Ningsheng from Nongman Village under Kamjong district. A joint release signed by assistant publicity secretary, MNPF, Thomas Numai and assistant secretary publicity, RPF, Bangkim said the brave friend, after killing one army jawan and maiming another in the battle at Sajik Tampak under Chandel district on November 15, laid down his life in the battle field. MNPF and RPF pay revolutionary homage to the brav
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 Education Minister  Thokchom Radheshyam Singh stressed that education is a need for every person to grow and develop. For an organisation to grow, the human resource needs to be updated. For this, training of Education Department Personnel, specially the teacher is a must and the most important is to implement the knowledge received by them to improve the quality of education, he added. Th. Radheshyam made the statement inaugurating 10 Day Training on School Leadership organised by the Directorate of State Council of Educational and Research Training (SCERT) in collaboration with SSA, RMSA, Directorate of Education (S) and
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 A one-day legal awareness programme was held today at Government Deaf and Mute School, Takyel, Imphal West in the aim to give legal awareness to the students regarding their rights. The programme was organised by Legal Aid Clinic, Social Welfare, Imphal West and sponsored by District Legal Services Authority, Imphal West in connection with the 19 days long observation of the Legal Services Campaign “Connecting to serve” which is started from November 9. Speaking as resource person advocate, Ch. Momon spoke on the topic “POCSO” and “Juvenile Justice Act”. He said that as children do not know
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 BJP state spokesperson Kim Gangte in a meet with the media at the Manipur Press Club condemned former Dy. chief minister Gaikhangam for his criticism of Chief Minister N. Biren’s recent visit to Tamenglong. Gaikhangam on November 16 had said that the Chief Minister’s visit to Tamenglong was like a picnic outing. She objected to the speech and said that the previous government had not taken up any step to bridge the gap between the hills and the valley and the Congress is now trying to defame the present Chief Minister who is making a sincere effort to do something about this divide.   She also me
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Nov 17 Churachandpur District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) organised a legal service rally today starting from District Session Judge complex, Tuibong, where a cycle awareness rally was flagged off by chairman of the DLSA, Kimneinieng Shoute. The rally started in the afternoon and went on till Lamka College, New Lamka and came back to the starting point. It aimed in materialising the dream of making justice accessible to the socially, economically and educationally backward sections of Churachandpur district. Recently the National Legal Services Authority has promulgated numerous schemes to provide legal a
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 Forms for the teacher eligibility test (TET) will be available from November 20 and the last date for submission is January 3, said a release by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur. It said, two papers will be held on January 14, and candidates can appear for either or both of them. Paper I will be for aspirants who intend to teach for classes I to V. Paper II will be for those who intend to teach classes VI to VIII. Applicants from the general and OBC categories have to pay examination fees of 800 rupees for one paper, while those from Sc, St or differently abled category have to pay 600 rupees. Both papers will be c
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| Nov 17 Representing the unity and integrity of Manipur through fashion was the focus of my recent participation, said Robert Naorem, a leading fashion designer of Manipur said in a press meet held at Robert Naorem Studio and Academy. Robert shared his experience at the India Fashion week London, the largest Asian Exhibition and Fashion Event in Europe, held at Olympia London from Nov 11-12 organised by Platinum Exhibition Europe Limited. He stated that with the objective of bringing unity in our society, the collection that took to the exhibition was termed Chingtam- Tam Collection. And even in the fashion para
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 The United Committee Manipur (UCM), All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO) and Committee of Civil Societies of Kangleipak (CCSK) have invited all to the one-day open dialogue on the “possible outcomes of the Framework Agreement in the context of Manipur”, on November 18. The open dialogue will be held from 9:30 am onward, at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal, a release said. Further, the above organisations request the general public or any organisation not to hamper anyone who seeks to participate in the said programme, it added.
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 31st Manipur University Inter-College Youth Festival, will be held from November 18-20, a release said. The release further mentioned that the dates for the said festival had been announced in the public, at an early period. That Manipur University Student’s Union (MUSU) had always taken part in many of the agitations on the issues of the state, it added. So, in view of the festival and the interest of the students, MUSU request the relaxation of the strike/ bandh that has been called on the days of the said festival, the release added.
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has reiterated their demand to immediately redress the issue concerning the appointment of deputy director of Tribal Research Institute (TRI), said a release.  The release further mentioned that AMSU is working in the interest of all the communities in the state. That any organisation should refrain from publishing releases tainted with communal tones, it added.  In view of the absence of any positive response from the government of Manipur regarding the said issue, AMSU has begun their agitations to meet their demands, the release concluded.
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Nov 17  Secretary of Zeliangrong Baudi Tamenglong Zone Customary Court (ZBTZCC), Disuang Pamei, in a press statement declared that the Pangki land dispute has been settled.  According to secretary ZBTZCC, Disuang Pamei,  Meithuanlung Gangmei, son of late Mathiukung Makhuam village had sued a case in the customary court of Zeliangrong Baudi Tamenglong zone, against Majoreng Khumba, son of late Saton, Pungmon/ Chingchen village regarding a disputed land, namely Pangki hill. The case was accepted and registered in the said court as case no. 1/1/2005, he added.   In view of the case, ZBTZCC had summoned
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 With regard to the demand for implementation of the 7th central pay recommendation in Manipur, a delegation of Manipur Government Services’ Federation (MGSF) today met the special secretary (Finance), under secretary (PIC) and other officials to ascertain the progress of Fitment Committee’s working. The said delegation was led by president MGSF, M.Rajendra Singh, general secretary MGSF, Purujit Lairikyengbam, secretary publicity MGSF, M. Iboyaima, said a release. Further, all the defaulter departments are requested to furnish their employees’ or posts details by November 18,  as notified by the finance department, in
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IMPHAL | Nov 17 In a search operation conducted at Singa village by a combined team of district police Thoubal of Yairipok PS, Nongpok Sekmai PS and Heirok PS, one drug peddler, namely Md. Daulat Khan alias Dewan (31), son of late Md.Latif of Yairipok Singa Mayai Leikai, was arrested from his residence, a release said. 1989 numbers of Spasmo Proxyvon (SP) capsules and 86 numbers of Nitrosun-10 (N-10) tablets which are banned under ND&PS Act were seized from possession of the arrestee, the release added. Further, a case has been registered at Yairipok police station, said the release.
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 17 Childline sub centre Thoubal has launched a two - day CHILDLINE se Dosti campaign at Thoubal today. District and session judge Thoubal, Salam Imocha flagged off the campaign from Thoubal District Court complex, Khangabok. SP Thoubal, K. Meghachandra also attended the flagging off function for the campaign which will last till tomorrow.  Salam Imocha said we should act with full enthusiasm and take responsibilities for the far and maximum reach of this campaign as a responsible citizen of this nation. He requested to remember and call at 1098 whenever a child is found under an unwanted situation.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar said that the government will organise Micro Unit Development and Refinancing Agency (MUDRA) loan mela very shortly in the state to impart its benefits to the public. He was delivering the chief guests speech during the inauguration of 21st Manipur Rural Bank branch today at Naoremthong, Imphal. Joykumar who is also the finance minister said that MUDRA loan will be very helpful to the people who want to start profitable small scale industries like poultry, handloom and others. Stating that it will be very wrong to considered bank loans as grants the Deputy Chief Minis
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