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IMPHAL | Nov 23 MAHUD minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced strict prohibition on storage of goods and use of electric appliances at the basement of Ima Market. He also directed the Imphal Municipal Corporation to strictly follow the instructions. The minister’s announcement came after a minor fire broke out at the basement of the Ima Market No. 1 (Ima Leimaren Sidabi) today at around 3.30 pm. The cause of the fire was electric short circuit from a machine used by an ice cream vendor. State fire tenders reached the spot in time and controlled the fire. Speaking to media persons after inspecting the fire at Ima Market, MAHUD min
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 23 All Manipur Interstate Taxi Service Welfare Association has appealed to the government to deploy security personnel on National Highway No. 2 for the safety of the passengers and drivers. While speaking to media here at Manipur Press Club, All Manipur Interstate Taxi Service Welfare Association joint secretary, Laishram Bhonilal appealed to the chief minister to deploy security forces for the safety of the drivers and passengers travelling through NH 2. He said that the drivers and the passengers travelling on the highway have been facing harassments from unknown miscreants since the beginning of the ye
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 23 The Liangmaipui Naga Ruangdi along with Namdilong Women development society and Liangmai Naga Katinah Ruangdi (Assam Nagaland Manipur) urged the government and the police to arrest accused Kh. Kashinba in connection with rape and attempt to murder case. While speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club, Liangmaipui Naga Ruangdi president, Th. Priscilla said that if the culprit is not arrested within 72 hours the civil bodies will impose 12 hours total shutdown on the National Highway No.2 on November 27 from 6am till 6pm. She said that ‘wanted’ tag for Kh. Kashinba from Karuangmuan village, Nungtek
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 23 In yet another shocking incident today, the yearlong harvest of two families, Pukhrambam Birachandra Singh and Michael P. alias Sadu Khuroi were burnt to ashes by am alcoholic today morning. The incident happened at Laipat Loukon, Ningthoukhong Bazar, Bishnupur district. This incident is the third of its kind and in the state. A fire brigade team tried to stop the fire but their efforts went in vain. The suspect who committed this inhuman act today was identified as Moirangthem Roben Singh, (35) from the same place. He was caught with psychotropic substance and tablets strip at the same spot. Enraged b
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 23 All Manipur Petroleum Products Transporters Association (AMPPTA) today staged protest demonstration in front of Malom Oil Depot and subsequently ceased their work against the tender process of the Indian Oil Cooperation Limited.   The protesters displayed placards bearing slogans like “You are getting 7th pay, and why are we pushing back to 2014 rate”, “IOC tender condition, Hai-Hai”, “Where will the local based transporter, Go”. Protesters said that unless and until the government rectify the newly floated norms the IOCL to will continue their cease work strike. Due to their cases work s
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Commerce and Industry minister Thongam Biswajit singh asserted that we need a mechanism to preserve Manipuri pony. The Minister was speaking as chief guest on the second day of the ongoing 11th Manipur Polo International, which is being played as a part Manipur Sangai Festival at Imphal Pologround. The minister maintained that polo is well known throughout the world and it is very necessary to preserve the Manipuri Pony. The game of ‘polo’ originated from Manipur and was introduced by King Kangba. According to the Royal Chronicle, the game is known as Sagol-Kangjei in earlier time and as the game is related with pony, w
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL |Nov 23 The case hearing of the Tulihal drug haul case in which Wangkhei MLA, O. Henry who is a close relative of former chief minister, O. Ibobi, and another man L. Tarpon are allegedly involved, has been postponed to December 11. According to a reliable source the investigating officer of the case, P. Bimol was supposed to give his statement before the special judge Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. It added that since the IO of the case is currently engaged at the ongoing Sangai Festival and cannot be present at the court the CBI has postponed the case. Mentioned may be made that on January 11, 201
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Nov 23 Kuki National Front today issued a reminder to the PMGSY contractors over the alleged failure of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) schemes in the hills. Director, project and planning KNF, Andrew K, in their press communiqué reiterated that owing to the execution of work below scheduled rate, PMGSY has failed to serve its purpose to the hill people who reside in the far-flung remote areas. That in spite of enormous sanctions made by the government under PMGSY scheme to construct roads in remote areas, owing to poor quality of work, many of the roads built under the scheme are not motorable
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Nov 23 Minister social welfare & cooperation, Nemcha Kipgen today attended the inaugural function of the 2nd Kuki Christian Upate, Manipur Synod Seminar cum cultural meet, 2017, at K. Songtun village in Kangpokpi district. In the said programme, social welfare minister also unveiled the monoliths of KCU Kangpokpi Gambih 2nd cultural meet, under the theme, “Good Deeds” and (L) Jamkhokai Kipgen Memorial Playground. While executive member ADC Sadar Hills, Lamkholen Kipgen as the functional president led the inaugural flag hoisting, and social worker Jangboi Kipgen inaugurated the opening ceremony of
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 All Loktak Lake Areas Fishermen’s Union has appealed to the state government to repeal the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act 2006 in the interest of the Loktak Lake Phumshang dwellers and the people of Manipur, said a release.   Further, the MLAs from the eight assembly constituencies in and around Loktak Lake are urged to work for the repealing of the said act, it said.  This act has resulted in the loss of several household materials, rations, essential documents, fishing gears, money, etc., of the Phumshang dwellers, it added. Recalling illegal eviction and arson of Ramsar site’s Phumshang (phumhuts), at Loktak
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Four officers of the Manipur Civil Service (MCS) have been promoted to the rank of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) by an order issued by the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), government of India. The officers have been identified as Neeta Arambam, W. Malemngaba Chenglei, Somorjit Salam and Rangitabali Waikhom.
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Sushila Chanu, former captain of Indian National Hockey team who led the Indian Women Hockey Team in the 2016 Olympics today called on chief minister, N. Biren Singh at his office chamber. During the meeting, Sushila urged the chief minister to open a hockey academy to promote and nurture young hockey players of the State. Chief minister assured that the government will take up the proposal and discuss with the ministry/departments concerned. He said the government is planning to open a football academy in the State soon.   CM gave his best wishes Sushila and the Indian hockey team for future endeavour.
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Two persons suspected to be arms dealers were arrested today from Moreh Super Market, near Sunrise Ground, Ward No. 4 of Moreh. The two arrested persons were identified as Liansuan Maung Ngaihte, son of Girenthang Ngaihte, (22) from Tualkhiang, Chikha district, Chin State, Myanmar and Jamkheng Maung Ngaihte, son of Dong Khanpao (25) a resident of Buangmaual, Chandel district. According to a reliable source, the two were found with one HK rifle, one magazine, one Kenbo bike and one mobile handset.  They were arrested by a combined team of Moreh Police station and 11 AR led by OC Moreh inspector H. Chaoba Singh under the com
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Entrance exam for pre-PhD programme at Manipur university’s political science department will be held at the department premises on November 19 at 1 pm, said a release. Candidates can collect their admit cards from November 25, it added.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 23 The Imphal East police today arrested three active members of RPF/PLA and one active member of UNLF and seized one 9mm pistol with eight live round and magazine from the RPF/PLA cadres and Rs. 22,000 from the UNLF carder, respectively. The arrested RPF/PLA carders are identified as N. Loken alias R.K (40) son of N. Baruni of Kakwa Naorem Leikai, S. Anil alias Tomjou alias Johnson (50) son of S. Khomei of Thongju and Ph. Ibomcha (40) son of late Ph. Gulap of Thongju. The arrested UNLF carder is identified as K. Premjit (40) son of late K. Kulla of Kongba Leishram Leikai. Briefing media persons today at I
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 A two-day communal harmony programme was organised by the state branch of Bharat Sewak Samaj under the aegis of union home ministry’s national foundation for communal harmony at Thanga in Bishnupur from November 21. A release from the Samaj said 200 individuals attended the event. The chief guests for November 21 and 22 were PHED minister L. Dikho and national awardee head master H Mangijao Singh respectively. India is one country with one constitution and there is no difference between Hindus, Muslims and Christians of India, Dikho said. Former speaker of Manipur legislative assembly and NFCH national governing member H
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Thoubal district magistrate has passed an order prohibiting assembly of more than four persons or carrying of lethal weapons such as lathis, stones and firearms within 100 metres of Manipur university’s examination centres from November 23 to January 11. The order, issued under section 144 of CrPC, shall be enforced from 9 am to 4 pm every day till the exams are over, said a release from district magistrate L. Nabakishwar Singh. The university is holding first, third and fifth semester exams in bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of commerce, bachelors of food technology, social work and biotechnology courses
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Imphal West police commando arrested a vehicle lifter in a frisk and check operation at Kwakeithel Mayai Koibi on November 21, said a release from police PRO. A case has been registered at Imphal police station against the apprehended individual Md Abeed Khan alias Boy (20), son of Md Abdul Gaffar of Lilong Haoreibi Awang Leikai, the release said. One white Honda Activa and one Honda Dio of blue and white colour were seized from his possession, it added.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 23  A three-day awareness programme on registration of Udyog Aadhaar memorandum for entrepreneurs kicked off yesterday and it will continue till November 24, organised by MSME-Development Institute, government of India, ministry of MSME, Takyelpat Industrial Estate, Imphal. The awareness programme is being organised as part of the Sangai Festival at Lamboikhongnangkhong Imphal. The online registration procedure for registration of Udyog Aadhaar were displayed to public with the help of a short video on the large monitors installed in the main exhibition hall where answers for queries and frequently asked
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Nov 23 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ukhrul district has successfully conducted 200 hours gardeners’ skill training programme, which was commenced on October 25 and concluded today. The programme was sponsored by Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, government of Manipur. Altogether, 16 farmers including six participants from Senapati district and 10 participants from Ukhrul district were given practical oriented intensive training.  All the participants were provided with a training manual prepared by KVK, Ukhrul besides distribution of certificat
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Principal of Don Bosco College has expressed satisfaction that it is a matter of pride that the road to the college from NH-2 has been completed in a record time of 18 days. Principal, Fr. K.O Sebastian, in a release said the college also acknowledged PHED minister Losii Dikho who announced the work on the occasion and pursued the work with CM to complete in record time of 18 days. It also thanked the deputy commissioner Athem Muivah and former minister Francis Ngajokpa for his unceasing contributions to the college since its inception. It can be noted that chief minister visited the 2nd Northeast best college on November
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Nov 23 North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP), Churachandpur office inaugurated a 14-day Cane and Bamboo Trainings Programme today, which will continue till December 8, with participation from beneficiaries of various government schemes. The inaugural function was led by BDO of NERCORMP, Churachandpur, Seikhongam Touthang, while AAO of NERCORMP Churachandpur, Thawngkhenmung Hanghal made presentations in presence of Churachandpur DC and chairman of NERCORMP, Shyam Lal Poonia, who formally inaugurated the training programme. The training programme will be conducted by proprietor
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Nov 23 Barak Brothers’ Union (BBU), Jakuradhor, Jiribam today repaired the bridge over Gorkhale river, along with the locals of the area. The Bailey bridge has been in deplorable condition since many days. It was constructed with a maintenance cost approximately Rs. 4, 02,912.48. The construction work was commenced on November 10, 2014 and declared completed on November 9, 2016. It was funded by ministry of rural development under scheme of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The 160 feet long bridge which connects Borobekra with Jattrapur, was constructed by special contractor, Laishram Ibocha Khu
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Nov 23 President, LK Tinsoi and secretary, Paukhogen Gangte of Gangte Tribe Council (GTC), Hill Town, Lamka has expressed their discontentment in a press clarification on threatening and beating one lady at Pangen Phaijang on November 11 by a cadre of the ZRA. On the issue, the commander of the outfit was intimated to approach the village chief and authority immediately so that both the party can come to an agreement that the victim be taken to District Hospital, Lamka, for which ZRA should bear all the expenses. However, Mizo People Convention (MPC) Chengkonpang, sub-headquarter has objected the medication o
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 Kuki National Front (KNF) has notified to all the concerned that the organisation will be closely monitoring all developmental works in Henglep and its adjoining areas. It further stated that the decision has been taken so as to ensure quality work and proper maintenance of government establishments existing within the areas. As various developmental works under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Phase-11 are on the process, all the concerned contractors are intimated to bid the tenders by taking the consent of the organisation, it added. It also stated that the areas to be monitored by KNF included, Henglep to Kolch
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IMPHAL | Nov 23 All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) will be distributing the prizes for the recently held spot painting and debating competition, on the theme ‘Clean Imphal city’, under the sponsorship of municipal administration, housing and urban development (MAHUD), a release said. The prize distribution ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm, on November 25, at Kangla western gate, Imphal, it added.
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