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Village authority of Harup Khopi and Gorkha Harup appreciated and lauded Kpi AC MLA, who is also the Social Welfare and Cooperation minister and local MDC, who is the executive member of ADC Sadar Hills today.
A joint press communiqué of the two village authorities signed by its secretaries, I.B. Buddha, Gorkha Harup and Dilip Kumar Limbu, Harup Khopi said that minister Nemcha Kipgen and ADC Sadar Hills Executive Member, BP Vikas Basnet provided financial assistance for construction of MI Canal at Harup Khopi village and suspension bridge over Tapon River between Harup Khopi and Gorkha Tapon respectively.
The two VA lauded the minister and local MDC while conveying their gratitude for their generosity and humanity.
Meanwhile, in a commendable humanitarian service, ADC Sadar Hills executive member BP Vikas Basnet distributed 40 bundles of GI Sheet each to various poor families within Kangpokpi district.
The executive member, who is also the local MDC of Irang Part-II while considering the grievances of selected poor families took the initiative on his own personal pocket on compassionate ground and distributed the materials to the individuals.
He distributed 5 bundles of GI Sheets each to Aarti of Kalapahar, Helun of Gelnel, Dam Bahadur of Thaldara, Kalpana of Thaldara, Sher Bahadur Rawat of Irang Pt-II, S. Gangte of T.Waichong, Helun of Maohing and K. Chongloi of Kangpokpi respectively.
Speaking to media, BP Vikas Basnet said that the contribution on his part is out of generosity in his capacity to enliven the poor families and a call for greater attention on the part of the state local administration and state governments.
He also said that if Autonomous District has been devolve full power and sanction accordingly there are many things to be done and appreciate the ADC chairman for his tireless efforts and struggles for devolution of full power to the District Council.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 05:30

Biswajit takes stock of Takyel fire

IMPHAL | June 9
Commerce and Industries minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh took stock of the damages incurred in a fire incident at the Takyel Industrial Estate, this morning. The fire damaged work sheds allotted to Loktak Industries and the Manipur Plastic Industries.
Following the inspection, the minister said the State Fire Service will submit a departmental report on the incident.
Assuring all possible aid to the affected entrepreneur, Biswajit said the government will decide on the necessary relief measures for the victims including payment of necessary compensation or reimbursement at the earliest. As for temporary relief, he instructed the officials concerned to identify non-allocated or unoccupied work sheds where the affected entrepreneur could be shifted and adjusted for the time being.
Biswajit also inspected the work-sheds at the estate allocated to different entrepreneurs and demanded the officials concerned to submit, at the earliest, the names and details of all entrepreneurs and work sheds allocated to them. He further asked the officials that the details should also include a list of all entrepreneurs who are yet to open their allocated work sheds.
Demanding details of all units which are still lying non-utilised despite being already allocated to beneficiaries, Biswajit said such work sheds should be re-allocated to deserving beneficiaries if the previous beneficiaries are unable to set up their units.
Briefing media persons, the minister said it is the government’s main objective is to make the non-functional Industrial Estates in the State functional at the earliest. He elaborated that the government is acting on its commitment to solve the unemployment problem by making the industrial estates fully functional and redressing the grievances of the entrepreneurs. This is to encourage the entrepreneurs who on their part will provide earning avenues to others by giving jobs, he added.
He further said all the requirements of the Industrial Estate which are presently lacking will be provided at the earliest after proper consultation with the Chief Minister.
On the Tera Urak Industrial Estate, he said the estate was lying non-functional earlier, but now we have already met and talked with the entrepreneurs and discussed their issues of which power supply has already been provided. He continued now the army personnel occupying the work sheds have been moved out and required modifications to the work shed structures according to the needs of the entrepreneurs will also be taken up so that the estate is made functional at the earliest.
The minister also met entrepreneurs and their staffs, and assured to look into all their grievances. He also suggested that they should conduct a monthly cleanliness drive around the campus by announcing a day-off for their staffs.
Biswajit also instructed the entrepreneurs to put up their sign boards in front of their units within 15 days. He also said that the entrepreneurs should equip their work sheds with fire extinguishers according to the capacity of their units so as to safeguard themselves from unfortunate fire incidents.
Meanwhile, during an inspection of the MSME-Development Institute, Imphal office located inside the campus, the minister instructed the staffs present to submit its activity records of the last three years.
He was accompanied by Commerce and Industries officials including director, M Luikham during the visit. Both the Loktak Industries and the Manipur Plastic Industries are owned by Manoharmayum Geetchandra Sharma.

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Strongly decrying the alleged physical assault on Church secretary of K Phaijol Baptist Church, KNO/KRA termed the allegation of KNF (P) upon KNO/KRA as ‘baseless and fabricated story’ to delude the innocent people.
KNO/KRA Information and Publicity Secretary, T Simte said that according to the outfit’s intelligence input Kaikam Kipgen served the cadres of KNF (P) on the day when two of their cadres namely 2nd Lt Ngamlet alias Palet Haokip and 2nd Lt Satlhun alias Marcus Haokip was brutally killed by the KNF (P) on May 5 in New Keithelmanbi area.
He continued that when Kaikam Kipgen was interrogated he disclosed the fact that he had served KNF (P) cadres who killed their two officers on May 5, however, when Kaikam also disclosed his identity as the Church Secretary with due respect he was released safe and sound without any harassment.
While censuring the allegation of KNF (P), T Simte said that KNF (P) allegation upon KNO/KRA is very unfortunate and we have nothing to do with the assault of Kaikam Kipgen.
However, T Simte warned that if anyone including village chiefs, Church leaders, etc. is found serving another party within the operation area of the outfit befitting action will be initiated and the general public should not misunderstand in case such thing happens in future.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 05:30

One Day Symposium

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 9
Sahitya Akademi in collaboration with Patriotic Writer’s Forum, Manipur organised a one day symposium was held at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal Manipur on “Patriotism in contemporary Manipuri literature” today.
The session was divided into two parts.
Gautam Paul, officer-in-charge, Sahitya Akademi, Kolkata delivered the welcome address while H. Behari Singh, convenor, Manipuri Language Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi gave the introductory remarks.
Raghu Leisangthem, president of Patriotic Writer’s Forum (PAWF) gave the presidential address followed by a vote of thanks by Rakesh Naorem, secretary of PAWF.
The First session started at 11:30 a.m. with moderator Mr. Iboyaima Sharma. In this session excerpts were read out on genres like Patriotism in contemporary Manipuri novels and short stories by Athokpam Umabati, Soibam Premila Devi and Haoubijam Nirmala Devi respectively.
The second session started at 2:30 p.m. with Aribam Kumar Sharma as the moderator. Extracts were shared with the audience related to patriotism in contemporary Manipuri drama and poetry by Leishangthem Okendro Singh, Khoidongbam Geetarani Devi and Tongbram Narmada Devi respectively.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 05:30

Patriotic song

IMPHAL | June 9
A state level patriotic song competition was held today at GM Hall in connection to "17th Death Anniversary of Arambam Samarendra."
The competition was organised by United Peoples' Front (UPF) and Artiste Training cum Educational Research Centre (ATEREC).
S. Ratankumar president UPF and Laitonjam Premkumar president ATEREC presided the function as presidium members.
All total 99 participants participated during the competition.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 05:30

Lecture on e-court system

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | June 9
A one day lecture on e-court yystem was given by the High Court of Delhi judge, Justice S Muralidhar today at the auditorium of the High Court of Manipur, Mantripukhri Imphal.
Justice Muralidhar said that uses of e-court system can reduce the space congestion by the paper and files in the court as well as save paper which is also a ways to save trees.
He said that e-court system to enhance judicial productivity, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to make the justice delivery system affordable, accessible, cost effective, predictable, reliable and transparent.
It also provides efficient and time bound citizen centric service delivery as detailed in Project Litigant's Charter of the e-Court System, added the Justice.
During the programme CIS system was introduced to the gathering by Manipur CPC, Y Rother and Justice N Kotiswar Singh gave the closing remark of the programme and it is followed by cultural programme.

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IMPHAL | Jun 9
The 20th position holder Premjoy Ningthoujam in HSLC examination was rewarded with 2.5 lakhs as meritorious award by Pangaltabi people including MLA K Ranjit of Sugnu constituency during the reception ceremony of Premjoy Ningthoujam held today at Ima Panthoibi Laibung, Pangalthabi.
The programme was organised by Pangalthabi gram panchayat, Pangalthabi Development Committee, SWYC, SEMDO, SDSC, Pangalthabi.
Speaking on the occasion, K Ranjit Singh, MLA of Sugnu as chief guest said Manipur is an under developed state compared with others. To compete in the global standard in this modern and electronic world Premjoy Ningthoujam has bloomed in the village.
He appreciates the hard work of Premjoy though he is from a very poor family. Everyone should have healthy competition for the good of himself and the society.
With the lack of financial support Premjoy stood in the 20th position in HSLC examination and this is fame for not only himself but also for the constituency, he added.
Premjoy Ningthoujam is from a poor family. His father died while he was in 3 standard. Till then he has been struggling for his livelihood with his mother. “I have a thrill of studying but due to lack of financial support, I have been struggling a lot” he claimed.
Due to lack of money for auto fare he even skipped the special classes conducted at school before the HSLC examination, he added.
Premjoy Ningthoujam passed out from Eureka academy higher secondary school, Andro, Imphal East.
Ranjit rewarded him with Rs 50 thousand and other people also gave him Rs 2 lakhs.
And for the financial support MLA gives a scholarship of Rs. 3000 per month till the completion of class 12. The money will be debited in his account from June.
If Premjoy Ningthoujam becomes position holder in the higher secondary examination then the scholarship will be upgraded, Ranjit assured.

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IMPHAL | June 9
The successful candidates of the recently declared class 10 examination results from Unacco School were facilitated today at the 10th Annual Meritorious Award 2017 & 3rd Felicitation of CGPA 10 Achievers in AISSE 2017 held at UNACCO School, Khongman Zone III.
Parliamentary Secretary of Health & Family Welfare, S Subhaschandra Singh, attended the function as chief guest. Addressing the gathering he said, the quality of education system in the state has been upgraded by private schools and UNACCO School is one of them. He congratulated the students and the teachers of the school for making the state proud with their achievements.
Md Fajur Khan, MLA Wabagai A/C, Prabalkumar Mitra, former deputy Managing Director of SBI, Ajit Kumar Maity, chairman of Village Financial Services Pvt. Ltd and W Prabin Kumar Singh, manager of NEDFI attended the function as guests of honour.
Awards were also distributed to the successful candidates who achieved good grades in the recently declared results of class 10 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Principal in charge of the school, Surachandra Singh said Unacco School was founded in the year 2010 and have been taking part of All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) exams conducted by CBSE since 2015. He also added that from 2016, the school has extended their class standard by adding higher secondary classes and will be able to give the class 12 exam of CBSE in 2018.

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Forests and Environment minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today stressed on the need for maintenance of trees in the State, saying that, "To plant trees is very easy but maintaining is very difficult."
He was speaking as the chief guest of the function at "Agri and allied activities & distribution of planting materials", a one-day awareness-cum-training programme at Laikhurembi ground, Khurai Sajor Leikai, Imphal East. The function was organised by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Manipur Prant and sponsored by the Directorate of Extensive Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal.
Stating that the month of June and July is the right time to plant trees in Manipur, Shyamkumar observed that people of different walks of life in the State plant trees but never maintain it. He was hopeful that we can save the environment once we have this concept to plant trees focusing on maintenance.
Dinesh Kulkarni, organising general secretary, All India Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, opined that consumerism has resulted in the over-exploitation of the environment and that is why the world leaders are now engaged in making policies to save the world.  
Observing that the forest cover in Manipur has diminished over the years, Dinesh Kulkarni appealed to the State government as well as to the public to plant trees with nutritional values which are beneficial to the environment. He further appealed to the public to adopt organic farming.
As part of the function, different varieties of trees were also planted. Parliamentary secretary (Home) L Susindro Meitei, also the MLA of Khurai assembly constituency, members of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Manipur Prant, officials of Central Agricultural University, Imphal and residents of the area attended the function.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 05:30

Dzuko photo team

IMPHAL | June 9
Forests and Environment minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today flagged off a team of Manipur Amateur Photo Club for Dzuko Valley. The team comprising 26 people were flagged off from the Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, early in the morning today.
He wished luck and success for the photo-expedition to the team. Manipur Amateur Photo Club team members, through their lenses will explore the scenic beauty of the State, all the way through Dzuko valley.

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