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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 13 The High Court of Manipur today rejected the prayers of the petitioners counsel to file petitions against the bail objection reports that were submitted by the state government against the former chief minister, Okram Ibobi, MDS former project director, Y. Ningthem, MDS former chairman, DS. Poonia, former chief secretary, O. Nabakishore Singh, MDS former chairman, P.C. Lawmkunga, IAS and MDS administrative officer, S. Ranjit. In the meantime, as per the directives of the high court, the state government furnished the bail objection reports to the counsels of the petitioners, through the advocate general.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 13 The construction of three minor irrigation (MI) dams have been found to be completed at paper only for which  44.48 lakhs had been withdrawn as expenditure for construction in Khoupum area, Noney district. This was found during a field inspection held by Nungba Kendra Citizen Forum with a team of media persons yesterday. The team visited five MI dams in the area and fond that thee three of them have not been constructed at all. The first is MI dam at Luwanglong Khullen Village under Langthaophai meant to be built under the agency, Achungpao Raimei, for which total tender amount is Rs. 26.14 lakhs and t
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 Health and Family Welfare minister, L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that society needs ideal mothers to nurture the children for a bright future and for a healthy nation. The minister was addressing the gatherings as chief guest on the occasion of the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matriva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Award Ceremony, at JNIMS auditorium, Porompat today. It was organised by State Health Society, National Health Mission, Manipur. Jayantakumar further asserted that the government has launched many welfare schemes for the women and children. Officers and Staff of the concerned departments should be sincere enough so that the schem
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By Pradip Phanjoubam NEW DELHI | Dec 13 I am constrained to write this note because of the number of anxious inquiries I have been receiving throughout the day from different sections of the people in Manipur as well as media, including some based in New Delhi, about a meeting a group of people from Manipur, including me, who met with R.N. Ravi, the interlocutor of the Naga Peace talks, in New Delhi, today. This interest has been provoked, I understand, by reports in some sections of the media. I do this so that people are not led to have an inflated opinion of the importance of the meeting, or unwarranted optimism or pessimism on the poss
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 Horticulture and Soil Conservation minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today gave assurance that he will conduct on the spot inquiry regarding the matter of false allegation on Horticulture department and take stern action against the individual(s) for defaming the department. Speaking to media persons at his New Secretariat office, the minister said that beneficiaries under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) get their scheme amounts through respective bank accounts under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system. He continued that the primary aim of DBT is to bring transparency and terminate pilferage from dis
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Dec 13 Under the aegis of Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL-Tangkhul Youth Council) a ‘human chain’ was organised today at Ukhrul. The human chain was started from Mini Secretariat Complex to UBI Bank, Viewland, Ukhrul and it was organised in support of Framework Agreement 2015 and to expedite the long awaited Indo-Naga Political settlement. The Tangkhul Longnao also submitted a memorandum addressing to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, through the deputy commissioner of Ukhrul. It mentioned the gratitude to the BJP government for recognising the unique history and situation of the Naga. The memorandum urged
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 13 A programme under the theme “Women’s Voice” was organised today by Women Action for Development in collaboration with United NGOs Mission Manipur, Centre for Social Development and Youth Forum for Protection of Human Rights at Imphal Hotel. Head of English department, DM College, Ch. Sheelaramani, who attended the programme, said that in a patriarchal society such as Manipur, women need to be more vocal and work smarter to have equal status in the society. She said that women need to stand up and empower themselves to be equal with men, and should become capable workers to acquire total women empo
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By The Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 13 A team of Japanese delegates who are here in the state for a three day visit for the purpose of giving tributes and solidarity to the departed souls, who had sacrificed their life during World War II, had met governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhawan today. In the informal meeting that was attended by the Japanese delegates and the governor, the strengthening of Indo-Japanese relation specifically with Manipur was discussed. The governor welcomed all the delegates and extended her views of having a good relation between India and Japan. “Culturally there is a close connection between India an
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 13 The High Court of Manipur today disposed and rejected MC (EL Pet) of 2017 filed by Sagolband A.C MLA, RK. Imo against the election petition filed by BJP candidate of Sagolband A.C, Kh. Lokendro. Imo had filed the counter election petition during April, challenging the election petition filed against him by Lokendro, stating that the petition filed against him is not maintainable to be heard by the court. The single bench of the high court justice, Kh. Nobin Singh today heard the matter and later disposed and rejected the election petition filed by Imo as the court found merit of the election petition fi
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 A team of Narcotic Cell, Imphal East has seized 25 grams of heroin powder today worth around Rs. 3 to 4 lakhs and arrested one individual from 1st Street, New Checkon near Tribal market. The arrested individual is identified as Thangboy Khongsai (28) son of Jajang Khongsai of Saron Veng, Moreh Ward no. IX, Tengnoupal district. Briefing media persons today at the office of Imphal east, SP at Porompat, Imphal, SP, K. Kabib said that police were able to seize and make the arrest  while conducting frisking and checking in and around the New Checkon area as a part of drive against drugs under the supervision of DSP (CAR), Roni
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 A musical event titled Meemanadraba singee damak Kathokchaba (dedicated to differently abled persons) Ningtham Eshei (winter musical), was organised today to entertain the differently abled persons in the state at Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Gate by Sargam, a musical cum performing institute. Art and culture minister, L. Jayantakumar, who attended as the chief guest at the occasion said that differently abled people should not feel disheartened and alienated from society but should work hand in hand with the society for holistic development of the state. He said that society needs their support an
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 Indigenous People’s Association of Kangleipak, Manipur, has urged the state government to enact a law concerning Housie (Tambola), said a release. The release mentioned that in a state which is economically backward, the act of organising and playing Housie in various localities is detrimental to the socio-economic milieu of the society. That, the use of loudspeakers till late night in such occasions is hampering the studies of numerous students who are preparing for the upcoming board exams, it added. In the effort to put a stop to the culture of playing Housie, IPAK has submitted a written appeal to the concerned gover
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Dec 13 Gallery and Amenities for Lamka Football Ground was inaugurated today by Youths Affairs and Sports (YAS) minister, Letpao Haokip in presence of chairman of MTDC and MLA of Thanlon AC, Vungzagin Valte, IP and TAFS, financial advisor of NEC, Gin Khan Chin and director of YAS, N. Praveen Singh. On the occasion, special contractor, Vungkhum Guite handed out the key and others related documents of the new gallery in the hands CDSA president, Thiauthianmung Guite. Speaking on the occasion, minister Letpao Haokip said that he felt glad to be the one who inaugurate the football stadium where he played
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Dec 13 The 78th Nupi Lal anniversary was organised at Ima Kondong  Lairembi Haraobung,  Moreh by four organisations namely, Kha- Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup Moreh, Nupi Khunai Chaokhat Lamjing lup Moreh, Minority Women Development Society, Moreh, and  Muslim Women Development Association Moreh. The occasion was attended by president, Kha- Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup Moreh, Th. Ibemhal Leima,  president, Nupi Khunai Chaokhat Lamjing lup Moreh, Th. Jamuna Devi, president, Muslim Women Development Association Moreh , Jubada begum, president, Muslim Women Development Society, Moreh, Meherani Begum attended as presidi
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 In connection with the recent accident occurred on December 10 at Moltuk, Chandel district, a press release issued by the IGAR (South) expressed its dismay over the alleged attempts by few individuals to vitiate the harmonious milieu in the area. The release mentioned that 4 Assam regiment organised an advent Christmas programme on the particular day at Moltuk and it was attended by about 270 locals from the adjoining villages. After the celebration, the AR personnel were on the way to escort the said villagers in their villages, the army vehicle on which they were riding was hit by a civilian Gypsy moving at high speed whi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Dec 13 An awareness programme on design and development of innovative leather products in combination with ethnic textile material and natural fibres of the north-eastern part of India, for self-sustainability and socio-economic development of local population and MSME sector,was held today at CSIR, Lamphelpat. Speaking on the occasion, director of Institute of co-operative management, Lamphelpat, N. Ranjana Devi said Manipur has its unique production on handicraft and handloom. The products can bring more economy in the state if technology is added in the production, she said. She further said many leather go
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Dec 13 Under the Ujjwala Yojana scheme introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which provides free gas connections to the women who are running households and living under the below poverty line, pradhan of Wangjing gram panchayat, Thouba CD block, Tekcham Surmala  have started handing out free gas connections to beneficiaries today. Gas stoves and gas cylinders including regulators, consumer cards and gas books were provided to 13 beneficiaries today as part of the first phase. Surmala said that more beneficiaries will be given gas connections in phase wise manner. It may be mentioned that the benefic
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 A massive tree plantation drive was undertaken by CRPF personnel of 143 Battalion at Lamphelpat under the command of its commandant, Lal Chand Yadav, along with second-in-command, Awadhesh Kumar and adjutant, M. Hazra, and 50 personnel of the battalion. A release said, the battalion carried out the mega tree plantation by the sides of the road from Chief Election Office to DC Office, which is around 500 meters in and around the premises and adjoining areas and sides of the roads. The initiative was taken up as part of ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’, organised by the Central government offices from December 1 to December 15. The
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 Based on a specific information, 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles recovered 1335 numbers of WY tablets worth Rs 6.675 lakhs yesterday, said a release by PRO IGAR (South). It said that one blue coloured Pulsar motor cycle travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district. The rider was apprehended with the WY tablets hidden under the seat of the motorcycle. The apprehended person was handed over to Moreh Police Station, along with the recovered items, said the release.
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 A meeting to condole the sudden demise of Dr. Lhuveto Nyekha, a student of 3rd year MS course in General Surgery, RIMS, was held today at the Mini Auditorium of the medical institute, under the chairmanship of director in-charge of RIMS, Ch. Arunkumar Singh. A release said that staff, students and doctors of RIMS observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul, followed by a prayer. The RIMS community further shared the sorrow and conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.
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IMPHAL | Dec 13 Department of Library and Information Science, Manipur University has notified to all the concerned applicants that the Pre-Ph.D entrance test 2017 in respect of the department will be held on December 27 at 11 am at the premises of the new Social Science Block-II of the university. It further stated that the interview for the same will be held on January 3, 2018 at 11 am at the department. List of eligible candidates can be seen from the departmental notice board and admit cards and details can be collected during office hours, from December 20 to December 26, it added.
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IMPHAL | Dec 12 No power or force in the world can disintegrate Manipur if the people of the state stand united, said chief minister, N. Biren Singh at the observation of Nupi Lal Day, held at Nupi Lal Memorial Complex, Imphal today. Speaking as chief guest of the function, the CM stated that people of the state should never allow any chance to divide the state and make sure to stay away from divide and rule politics. He continued that there should be no differences among the various communities towards bringing unity and integrity of the state. He reiterated that various rumours, observations, speculations have brought tension among the p
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IMPHAL | Dec 12 Today is an important day in the history of Manipur, said minster of Information and Public Relations, Thongam Biswajit Singh while attending ‘Nupi Lal Ningshing Thouram’, held at the MMRC and Unity Park, Khangabok. Addressing the function, the minister stressed on the importance of the Nupi Lal movement and the Manipuri women’s role in bringing political and economic reforms in Manipur. Observing that the Manipuri women has never shied away from standing up against any form of injustice, the minister added that even today the womenfolk of Manipur continue to be at the forefront against social injustice. Minister Bis
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CHURACHANDPUIR | Dec 12 Social Welfare and Cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen today observed Nupi Lal Day as part of the Thanksgiving cum Advent Christmas function with the widows of Churachandpur district and Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi district held at Lajangphai, Churachandpur, organised by Widows Welfare Association Asia (WWAA). Addressing the gatherings as chief guest, minister Nemcha pointed out how the Manipuri women played a significant role in the society since times immemorial. She stated that Nupi Lal Day signifies the importance of Manipuri women in the society. She further stated that women of the state have excelled in all fields
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IMPHAL | Dec 12 Acknowledging the significant role taken up by the women in shaping the society, minister of Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD), Thounaojam Shyamkumar said the women of the state are hardworking and courageous and ‘Ima Keithel’ is a testimony of their active role in changing the course of history of Manipur. The minister was addressing as the chief guest at the 78th Nupi Lal Ningshing Thouram held at Khwairamband Ima Keithel organised by the different organisations of the Khwairamband Keithel. Recalling the historic Nupi Lal, Th. Shyamkumar said the bravery, willpower and courage of the Mani
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IMPHAL | Dec 12 Education, Labour and Employment minister, Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that the root cause of every revolution is and has always been against the injustice and exploitation of the rights of the people. The Minister was speaking at the observation of ‘2nd 1939 Nupi Lal Luchingbi Tongbram Shabi Ningshing Khubam’, organised by the League of Callow Patriots at the Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal. He further stated that the love for motherland can be fulfilled by safeguarding the rich cultural and traditional heritage of the land. During the observance, he elucidated the contributions of exemplary mother like Tongbram Shab
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