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IMPHAL | Sept 16 An emergency public meeting was held at Lalpani High School ground yesterday organised by All Jiribam Linguistic Minority Peoples’ Organisation (AJLMPO) in connection with the demand of withdrawal of candidature of non-Manipur in the ensuing Gram Panchayat elections raised by the KSA and JCILPS. A release singed by AJLMPO vice-president, Sushil Namasudra said the meeting strongly condemned the statement of KSA saying, “The KSA has threatened to ban movement of non-local people in all localities, if the non-local candidate contesting in the forthcoming ‘Panchayat election’ do not withdraw their candidature by September
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 The regional directorate of Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED), ministry of labour and employment today organised the state level 59th Workers Education Day at Kuki Inn. The function was attended by parliamentary secretary for health and family welfare, Soibam Subhaschandra Singh as chief guest. In his speech, he said that NGOs, trade unions and social activists have a big role to play in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor in the society. Briefing media persons on the sideline of the programme, regional director of DTNBWED, Wangkhem Iboyaima Singh
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 The North-East Forum for International Solidarity today petitioned the Union ministry of Home Affairs seeking an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of state youth, Pravish Chanam, who was found secretly cremated at Noida recently. A release said a memorandum submitted to the ministry maintained that since the UP police’s inquiry is bound to be heavily biased since its own personnel are implicated in the case, the apex agency CBI should be rope in. It also demanded that the inquiry should especially probe the alleged connivance of police personnel with the criminals and hospital authori
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 All Manipur Muslim Development Committee (AMMDC) said that the government’s act of playing the silent game over the incident of hurting the religious sentiments of Manipuri Muslims by Y. Devjit on Facebook, even after serious condemnations had been made by various organisations is a humiliation to the Muslim community. A release signed by president of AMMDC, Md. Sayeed Ahamad Sheikh said since Y. Devjit has not made any apology for the derogatory post he made in social media hurting the sentiments of Muslim community, it is proven that he had intentionally committed the act. However, the Meitei-Pangal community have never c
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 The court of the district magistrate, Imphal west district has issued orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 that the entry of any person in Iroisemba Community Hall is prohibited with immediate effect. The order issued by district magistrate, Imphal West, said that there is likelihood of serious breach of peace and tranquillity in the mentioned area on account of dispute over ownership Iroisemba community hall. Entry of any person in the area should be prohibited as an immediate preventive measure to prevent breach of peace and disturbance to the public, it said. The order shall not apply to the agen
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 A one day state level orientation programme on adoption regularisation, 2017 was organised today at the auditorium of the High Court of Manipur by social welfare department. Speaking as guest of honour, social welfare director, Jacintha Lazarus claimed that adoption is a practice in the state but many people do not follow the legal framework of adoption. Earlier the focus was given to the parents who adopted child but after the introduction of the juvenile justice act the main focus is given to the child giving importance on how a child is treated and on what environment is the child living, she added. Acc
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 A social awareness programme was organised today at SDO Block, Sanikot, Churachandpur by Assam Rifles with the aim to spread awareness and enlighten people about various central and state government schemes for the overall development of the district and their welfare. A release said that the programme was attended by around 750 people and 200 students from various parts of Churachandpur district and added that a number of stalls from various government departments including Horticulture, Fisheries, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, PNB, Axis, HDFC Banks, PAN Card, AADHAR card, etc. were established to educate the locals about schemes li
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 15 President of Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA), Moirangthem Luxman appealed to the guardians of school students to buy school uniforms from Kanglei Groups of Industries for Garments and Uniforms ((KGIFGU). Addressing a press meet today at the office of KSA located at Kwakeithel, Luxman said in order to control the state economy within the state, guardians must start buying school uniforms from the indigenous industries. He said it has been informed to all the schools to issue school uniforms from indigenous dealers of the state rather than non-local dealers in the last year. Some dealers have negotiat
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IMPHAL | Sept The high court of Manipur has notified that it will remain closed from September 21 to 29 on account of Puja vacation. During the vacation period, there will be one court sitting on September 25, said a release. Filling of urgent matter pertaining to civil and criminal will be allowed on September 22 from 10.30 am to 3 pm, it said. The acting chief justice will constitute the vacation court of justice Kh. Nobin Singh with single bench matters, it further said. The office will remain open on September 22, 25, 26, and 28 from 10 am to 4.30 pm, it said, adding limitation will not run during the vacation.
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THOUBAL | Sept 16 The councillor of ward number 3 of Kakching Municipal Council (KMC), Naorem Sanjitkumar has become the new chairperson of the municipal council. During the election held today to appoint the new chairperson of the council, Naorem Sanjitkumar defeated his rival Mayanglambam Memcha Devi, who is also the councillor of ward number 1, KMC by a margin of 6 votes. Mention may be made that the post of chairperson of Kakching Municipal Council has been lying vacant after the predecessor chairperson, M. Inakhunbi Devina submitted resignation on August 19. 
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