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IMPHAL | June 22
One displaced Barking deer was rescued from Mongjam Maning Leikai, Heingang Imphal East by the volunteers of the People for Animal, Manipur. The deer entered a house and again ran away only to fall into a pond.
A release said one Ningthoujam Roshan of the same village rescued the deer from the water and reported to PFA Manipur. PFA team quickly went to the spot and provided first aid to the animal, it said.
After a brief discussion with Central Division DFO Joykumar Longjam, the deer was relocated at a suitable site along with deputy ranger, Thangjam Kiran of the division.
Meantime a young Tokay Gecko

  • 23
  • Jun

By Thomas Ngangom
IMPHAL | June 22
Locally referred to as Nupa Saabi, Trans-men are a hidden population in Manipur. The state has shown a high level of acceptance to the trans-women community but there is a very low visibility of trans-men. It does not mean they do not exist but they are not visible to the society or the society is not ready to celebrate their existence.
Speaking to IFP, Warepam Tilotama (50) also known as Eton who was born at Awang Khunou Mayai leikai, Imphal West district, daughter of late W. Natek Singh and W. Ongbi Ibecha said in olden days society did not accept for being a different gender. Though thei

  • 23
  • Jun

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 22
Homeguards staged sit-in protest today at Keishampat lairembi community demanding in increase in duty allowance as per the directives given by the Supreme Court.
Speaking to the media, Kh. Inaobi Devi, secretary of Manipur Home Guards Employees Welfare Association, said the Supreme Court had given an order on March 11, 2015 to increase the duty allowance of home guard personnel. Though the association has been demanding for this for long the state government has not implemented the order yet.
She also said home guard personnel are performing their duties not less than that of other p

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IMPHAL| June 22
Sections of the teaching community of the Manipur University were “shocked” by “some errors” in a notification issued by the deputy registrar/Aca of the university concerning re-registration of scholars.
A notification signed by Dr. R. K. Joteen Singh, deputy registrar/Aca said “In anticipation of the approval of the Board of Studies, School of Social Sciences, the Vice-Chancellor has been allowed for Ph D re-registration of the following Research Scholars.”
The subsequent sentence reads, “They may be submitted their thesis within 2 (two) years w.e.f. the dates indicated against their names.”<

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  • Jun

IMPHAL| June 22
Sections of the teaching community of the Manipur University were “shocked” by “some errors” in a notification issued by the deputy registrar/Aca of the university concerning re-registration of scholars.
A notification signed by Dr. R. K. Joteen Singh, deputy registrar/Aca said “In anticipation of the approval of the Board of Studies, School of Social Sciences, the Vice-Chancellor has been allowed for Ph D re-registration of the following Research Scholars.”
The subsequent sentence reads, “They may be submitted their thesis within 2 (two) years w.e.f. the dates indicated against their names.”<

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IMPHAL | June 22
Former medical superintendent of JNIMS, Dr. Khomdon Lisam has filed a RTI seeking information on appointment of R.K. Dinesh as the officiating director of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, said a release.
The filed RTI mentioned that R.K. Dinesh does not fulfil the minimum academic qualifications for the post of director of RIMS as prescribed by the Medical Council of India.

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IMPHAL | June 22
Two security personnel were arrested yesterday for stealing ammunition of AK-47 rifle from Armed Kote of DGP Pool located in 1st MR by the Imphal West district police.
The two arrested personnel are identified as 1 st IRB rifleman Fimrothang Hmar alias Boya (31) son of Lalboping Hmar of Saldan village, Churachandpur and one 1 st MR rifleman Md Yahid Khan (35) son of (L) Maniruddin of Lilong Haoreibi Makha Leikai.
Both the personnel were produced before the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West today. The court remanded them to five days police custody for investigation.
According to official source, ea

  • 23
  • Jun

From Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI |June 22
The National Highway No-2, passing through the Kangpokpi district is in a deplorable condition with many potholes turning ponds during the rainy seasons.  
The condition of the highway, more particularly from Gamgiphai to Senapati district headquarters via Kangpokpi stretch has deteriorated every passing day after the heavy rainfall, caused by Cyclone Mora and traffic flow of heavy vehicles carrying goods, fuel and gas.
It is extremely hard to navigate through the pond like potholes, which dot the entire road. Some of the bigger potholes pose danger for vehicles.
Earlier,

  • 23
  • Jun

From Our Correspondent
MOREH | June 22
The development works which are meant to be carried out by one contractor of 26 Sector Assam Rilfes, K. Ashang Kom in Mission Veng and B Bongjang village under Moreh police station has been left unattended. This was stated by chairman of Mission Veng, Jilmang Touthang and son of B. Bongjang chief, Ngamson Baite during a press meet held today at the residence of the chairman of Mission Veng.
Speaking to media persons, Jilmang Touthang said that the weaving centre which should be constructed under the sponsorship of 26 Sector Assam Rifles on July 13, 2016 by one contractor, K. Ashang Kom

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 22
Customs department of Manipur under the supervision of Customs Division Imphal deputy commissioner Gaikhonglung Panmei today burn mosquito coils (Godzilla) worth Rs. 13,37,400 at Heingang hill.
The mosquito coils were seized during the raids in October and November of last year at different locations in the state.
Speaking to media persons Customs superintendent (disposal) Th. Madhai Singh said that the chemical, lvfumijvzhi which is used in making Godzilla mosquito coil is approved only in China and it has many side effects related with health issues.
Moreover, the product is i

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