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Workshop on ART Excel

IMPHAL | July 13

A five day workshop on ART Excel (All Round Training in Excellence) for children between 8 to 13 years started today at Bhairodan Maxwell Hindi Primary School, Thangal Bazar. It is organised by the school authority in collaboration with the Art of Living to train the children in aspects of physical, mental and spiritual development, to give proper direction of enthusiasm and dynamic and also to make them responsible children.

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Widow insurance scheme on anvil

IMPHAL | July 13

Chief minister N. Biren Singh said the new government was formed with certain missions to bring inclusive development and is committed to do something good in bringing positive changes in the State. He was speaking today at the inaugural ceremony of Free Computer Training Programme for youths of Heingang A/C organised by Information and Cultural Society, Manipur (ICSM) held at Liberal College, Luwangsangbam.

Biren said his government is fully committed to bringing inclusive development in the state and no variation would be there among hills and valley. The new government’s commitment is to serve the needy and poor people of the state, so the government needs the support of the people, he added.

Appreciating ICSM for their relentless effort to impart free computer education to the young students of Heingang area, chief minister said that such “digital literacy programmes” should be extended to other areas including the hill districts of the state.

During the three months of the new government, Biren said the government has been conducting intensified mass drives against drugs and other intoxicants and the government would try its best to ensure a healthy mind and body for the people of the state.

Chief minister stressed that the rate of drug addiction is alarming in the state and all should strive to bring back victims of drug abuse into the mainstream of our society. The menace of drug-abuse could only be rooted out with collaborative efforts of parents, society and government, he added.

He further said the menace of drug-abuse cannot be controlled by simply making arrest and putting them inside bars. He mentioned that a Health Care Insurance scheme for widows, who have lost their husbands due to substance abuse and alcohol under the MOBC department would be introduced by next year.

Highlighting that the government is planning to introduce a healthcare insurance policy for all and an insurance company has been entrusted for the insurance policy, chief minister said a financial support of Rs. 2 lakhs would be provided to the BPL families (around 2.43 lakhs) under the new health insurance scheme. He further said that the government would bear the premium amount of the insurance policy.

Mentioning about the current flood in the state, Bireb said nature doesn’t need us, people need nature for survival so people must preserve and respect nature. He said what is needed is proper planning to cope with such natural calamities.

“Deforestation, encroachment and construction of buildings at river banks are some of the causes for present flood in the state,” he added.

On the occasion, Biren said the Anti-Corruption Cell was set up to keep vigil and check corruption in the state. The Cell cannot take up all the corruption cases committed during the previous government. The Cell was formed to work prospectively not retrospectively, he added.

He appealed to all concerned to lodge formal complaint through proper channel such as vigilance, court, police etc. if one wants to file a case which happened during the previous government. The government would take due action on each and every corruption cases, he assured.

Secretary (IT) Sumant Singh said Luwangsangbam becomes the first area to provide free computer education programme for youths under Digital Literacy Campaign. He mentioned that youths should be groomed with communication and presentation skills as there is huge demand of Manipuri boys and girls in outside state in IT sector.

President of BJP Heingang Mandal, Khumanthem Jila, zilla parishad member, Imphal East, P. Bimola, teaching and non-teaching staffs of Liberal College and public of Heingang A/C attended the function.

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Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

UNACCO School opens relief camp

IMPHAL| July 13

The administrator of UNACCO School has informed that a flood relief camp has been opened at Khongman zone 3 by the school since July 7.

The relief camp is opened to relieve the flood affected Khongman area and its surrounding locality namely, Khetri Leikai, Pebiya Pundit Leikai, Mongkham Lambi, Basikhong etc, said a release.  The relief camp will give free food and shelter along with medicines for the flood affected people, it added. 

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VIPN revives after 10 years

IMPHAL | July 13

The long-lost organisation, Volunteer of the Innocent People of Naga (VIPN) formed its strong body under the leadership of KS Sophayo Khapai, with a motto of ‘Innocent People Right to Live Independent’.

A release said, the new body was formed to support the integrity of Manipur and the members of the body were KS Sophayo Khapai alias S Khapai as chairman, KS Anthony as vice-chairman, Lovingson as finance secretary and S Shirat as publicity secretary.

The organisation was formed in Ukhrul district in 2007 as the state government had failed to give proper security to the people who support the integrity of Manipur in Ukhrul and in the Manipur Naga inhabitant areas.

The organisation had been not known to the people except for Ukhrul as there had been no publicity in any form, said the release.

The chairman of VIPN has urged all forms of media to publish their articles and views for the sake of integrity of Manipur.

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Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

Oil tanker stolen

IMPHAL | July 13

In a bizarre incident, an oil tanker was reportedly stolen from Awang Sekmai under Sekmai police station, Imphal West district.

Reports said the oil tanker bearing registration number MN01-8449 was stolen in the night July 11 around 11.30 pm.

The tanker was parked at the residence of the driver, identified as Th. Ranbir (25) son of Birmangol of Awang Sekmai New market. The owner has been identified as Rajen Prasad Sahu.

The driver was not present at his residence and reportedly undergoing treatment at a hospital when the vehicle was stolen. A case has been lodged by the concerned police in connection with the incident.

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IMPHAL | July 13

The Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) today visited Mega Manipur School, Yaralpat Tinseed road and Shisu Nistha Niketan, Moirangkampu Shajab, Imphal East, which have been badly affected by the lingering flood and recurrent landslide.

As a mandated authority for monitoring of child rights to education under Section 31 (a) of the Right of the Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2000, a three member team of the commission visited the schools including members K. Pradipkumar, Montu Ahanthem and Ch. Nabachandra Singh.

Taking note of the grim situation and repeated deprivation of the rights to education of the students, the team has recommended to the authority concerned to take necessary steps to address the plight of the students.

The team has asked the concerned authority and the construction company engaging for pipe laying works to immediately repair and open an existing approach road called “Yaral Konjil” so that it can be used as an alternative to Tinseed road, in order to evade possible land and mud slides at Chingkhei Ching area.

The commission also recommended that the authority concerned should repair the affected parts of the ring road called “Khudeng Shabi to Sagol Lambi” so that Shisu Nistha Niketan School can reopen without further delay.

It has been pointed out that in recent times, Mega Manipur School has reportedly been closed down at least for twenty days during the last three months, since there were series of landslides which blocked and made vehicular movement impossible on the Yaralpat Tinseed road. The school is situated adjacent to Chingkhei Ching, where the laying work of large size pipes for water supply from Mapithel dam is presently being carried out.

Though there have been temporary efforts to clear the road, still the lives of the school going children are not safe as land slide at the area is looming large all the time.

Shisu Nistha School also faced grim road connectivity problem due to shrinking of a 100 metres long road portion leading to the school. As the collapsed road was caved in 15 feet deep down making impossible to all kinds of vehicular traffic the school now is not able to reopen its sessions which were due on July 10.

The team also reportedly visited another 10 educational institutes directly and indirectly affected by the mud slides including North Eastern English School, Top Dusara Government High School, Kanglasha Higher School, Kokil Boarding School, Friendship Educational Academy, JNV Yaralpat, Ng. Mani College, Takhel Sanjembam High School, Lamlong Higher Secondary School. 

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Primary school in deplorable condition

From A Correspondent

THOUBAL| July 13

DESAM Thoubal district council has informed that the Leirongthel Pitra Primary School, under Heirok assembly constituency is in deplorable condition.

The school which had been abandoned by the government for many years is currently run by only one teacher. No mid day meal is provided for the students, and all the students are given classes by the headmaster, who is the only teacher in the school. “How can a single teacher run an entire school?” asked the headmaster.

DESAM Thoubal expressed that the present infrastructure of the school is truly deplorable, compared to the modern education system which includes all the advanced facilities. Due to continuing degradation of the school, parents are discouraged to send their children for taking classes. The matter was reported many times before to the ZEO Thoubal by DESAM Thoubal. However, the authorities still have not paid heed, lamented the organisation.

The authorities concerned are requested to take initiatives to save the Leirongthel Pitra Primary School, urged DESAM Thoubal.

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Lilong expresses gratitude to Nasir

By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL | July 13

Flood Control Co-ordinating Committee, Lilong Awang Leikai expressed their gratitude to MLA Alhaj Abdul Nasir for extending helps to the flood hit areas of Lilong.

Addressing media persons at Manipur Press Club, co-convener of the committee, Md. Habibullah said that the local MLA had extended help in fighting the flood and in giving flood relief materials to the flood victims.

The committee also expressed gratitude to many civil organisations and social workers for their cooperation and extending helping hands in their time of need.

Stating that the road communication between Lilong Leihoukhong to Lilong Oinam Leikai has been snapped as a road stretch of 14 kilometres has been flooded Habibullah appealed to the concerned authorities to look into the matter and extend further help.

“We also want supply of drinking water and regular power supply in the flood relief camps and the affected areas,” he demanded.

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IMPHAL | July 13

A two day training programme on “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants” organised by Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) started today at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal.

Delivering the keynote address, MANIREDA, director, L. Manglem said that 70 percent of the electrical energy which are used in making life comfortable comes from thermal source.

But such source of energy is exhaustible as well as causes climate change and global warming, he added.

“So renewable energy becomes an alternative option of sources of energy and solar energy becomes the fastest developing source of renewable energy,” said the director.

Manglem continued that India is planning to produce one lakh megawatts of solar power by 2022 where the state aims to produce 105 megawatts.

As the state is not vast in area, MANIREDA is focusing on small plants like rooftop solar panels to produce solar energy, he said.

The training programme is conducted to give awareness and clear the doubts of the engineers, customers and stakeholders in implementing grid connected rooftop and small solar power plants.

The inaugural function of the two days training programme was attended by MANIREDA chairman, MLA, Ginsuanhau Zou as chief guest and MSPDCL managing director, L. Priyokumar as president.

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IMPHAL | July 13

Students of Manipur University today demonstrated in front of vice-chancellor’s office demanding opening of master’s course in human rights.

Post graduate student of Centre for Human Rights and duties Education,, Md. Sazad Bhuiya, who took part in the demonstration, said the university has not opened higher studies on human rights on master level.

Sazad said ministry of human resources has already given approval to open master in human rights course in 2011. But VC has not taken any action. Department of human rights was started on 2007 with a six months’ course and from 2010 one year’s post graduate course was included.

Demanding opening of master’s course students of Centre for Human Rights and Duties Education locked the registrar’s office on July 7.

A combined meeting was held at VC’s conference hall with university deans for discussing inclusion of master course in some subjects including human rights.

If master’s course of human rights is not included various agitations will be launched, Sazad warned.

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