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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 20 Deputy chief minister, Yumnam Joykumar said the budget reserved for fisheries is not adequate to meet the needs of the state, and therefore urged the people to tap Central government schemes to augment the investment in this vital sector. He said the government would extend all help in this effort. He said this while addressing this year’s Ningol Chakouba Fish Fair cum Fish Crop Competition, 2017, organised by the Fisheries Department today at Hapta Kangjeibung. For a great majority of the people of the state fish is an important protein food item, he said, appreciating the Fisheries Department and pr
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Chief minister N. Biren Singh today announced a new scheme called “CMgi Laiyeng Shen” under the MOBC Department for all the widows belonging to the under privileged sections of society, as Ningol Chakouba gifts. A statement issued by the CM’s secretariat, said under the new scheme each widow will receive an amount up to Rs. 15,000 as reimbursement towards medical expenses every year. All the widows belonging to the minorities, other backward classes and schedule castes will be covered under the new scheme, it said. “On the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakouba I extend warm wishes to all the sisters of my state. I
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh handed over loans worth Rs. 46,50,000 to nine skilled self-employed persons of different districts at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The assistance ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 10 lakh was provided under Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd. It may be mentioned that the bank authority identified these enterprising persons for providing loan after they pleaded for assistance to the Chief Minister on different Meeyamgi Numits. Out of these nine persons, three are from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tengnoupal districts. National a
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | Oct 20 The Dr Shurhozelie led Naga People’s Front (NPF) in its Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting held today in Kohima while “reiterating” its support to the ongoing peace process between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India, the CEC expressed its appreciation to the Government of India for inviting the Working Committee of the “Naga National Political Groups” (NNPGs) for negotiation. “It has been the consistent stand of the NPF that solution to the Naga political problem should be inclusive of all stakeholders and this solution should be expedited by all concerned so as to bring about n
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Governor of Manipur has conveyed her greetings to the people of the state, especially the beloved sisters on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival, 2017. In her message, she said, “The festival originally observed by the Meitei community, has now encompassed other communities in Manipur, a testimony to the increasing unity and integration in the state. This age old tradition of Manipur will reinforce the unique significance and primacy accorded to women in Manipuri society and encourages them to strive for peace and prosperity in the state.” She further said, “The festival will herald an era of progress
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 (NNN) The loss worth incurred by the rodent attack on standing crops and granaries in Tengnoupal district is estimated at Rs 1.5 crore, according to Morung who is the chairman of Kampang Khullen village. Speaking to Newmai News Network today in Imphal, the chairman of Kampang Khullen village said that 19 villages in Tengnoupal district have been affected by rodent menace. The affected villages are Kampang Khullen, Kampang Khunou, Leibi village, Langkhongching, Lamlong Khunou, Waksu, Choktong, N Satang, Kharou Khunou, Kharou Khullen, Rilram Centre, Khudei Laipham, Khudei Loikong, Khudei Khullen, Narum, Yongkhul, Morengthel,
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 20 A one-day awareness programme on handlooms and handicrafts delivery scheme, Mudra scheme and handlooms and handicrafts development programme was held today at Tamei community hall, Tamei, Tamenglong district. Parliamentary secretary of Works and Agriculture, Awangbow Newmai attended the function as chief guest. In his speech he recognised that Tamei and Tousem are the most disadvantaged area of Manipur with bad connectivity, lacks behind in education, no good health facilities, and even banking facilities are not up to the mark. But he gave an assurance as the local MLA that he will be always there for
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Oct 20 Autonomous District Council Sadar Hills has given its opinion that District Council Act, 2008 Amendment as the backbone of ‘Go to Hills’ Mission. During a press conference today morning at Gamnom-Sapormeina, the residence of executive member ADC Sadar Hills, Lunthang Haokip extolled the BJP government for its initiative in bringing equal and transparent development both in the hills and valley for collective growth of all sections. He said that the launching of ‘Go to Hills’ or ‘Ching Challo’ Mission by chief minister of Manipur right after the introduction of Tribal Leader’s Day and
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JIRIBAM | Oct 20 (JNN) A 14-year old boy was critically inquired after allegedly being pushed out from the moving train by unidentified person at Bidyanagar, Jiribam train track while the train was proceeding toward Dollakhal from Jiribam train station. Nongthombam Gunajit (14) s/o Bidamohan Singh a residence of Sivtilla, Cachar, he was travelling with his fellow friends. As the train service was started freely on the new track upto Dollakhal train station for the test drive on the project of Jiribam - Tupul broad Guage line. At around 3:30 pm the local of Bidyanagar village spotted the boy on the train track and reported to Jiribam polic
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Advance Nongol Chakouba was held today at the office of Smart Security Service (SSS) at Tera Keithel. The programme also included the distribution of the Best performance award of SSS. Best performance award was given to eight individuals for their outstanding performance in eight fields/categories by chairman of Film Forum Manipur (FFM), S. Mangaljao Singh who attended the function as chief guest. The function was also attended by president of SSS, Laimajam Shyamo Singh, branch manager of Bank of India-Aizawl, Oinam Khogendro Singh, CEO of Bishnupur Urban Co-operative Bank, Maisnam Korouhandba Luwang, branch manager of Ban
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Indigenous People’s Association of Kangleipak (IPAK), Manipur has expressed to the people of Manipur particularly the women folk of the state on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival. A release said that the ban on the housie for development fund drive by clubs, meira paibi associations and NGOs which was lifted from October 2 till Ningol Chakkouba will be resumed from October 22. IPAK strongly condemned the bomb attack on October 13 in a mela at Tera Lukhram Leirak, it added.
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Jwalamukhi Battalion under Senapati Brigade of Red Shield Division has donated rations and cloths to children of Elian Orphanage Academic School at Motbung of Kangpokpi district on October 17, said a release of PIB (Defence Wing). It said that Company Commander interacted with children and staff of Orphanage Home and enquired about their well-being, accommodation, health and delivered a lecture which covered the aspects of the adventure life in Armed Forces and also the procedures and prerequisites for joining Indian Army through various entry schemes. A yoga class was also conducted for children and staffs to encourage goo
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Pan Hills and Plains Reformists League announced its executive members today and appointed Betterson M. Chahangnao as its president. The appointment was announced at Manipur Press Club. Betterson told reporters that the association was established on October 1, 2017 with the motive of promoting peaceful living and social understanding. Its office headquarter is based in Ukhrul. Benjamin Mahung, Julon, Shanton and Anand Salai were made vice-president administration, vice-president and general secretary respectively.
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CCPUR | Oct 20 Information and Public Relation secretary of Zomi Re-Unification Organisation (ZRO), Kennet today issued a circular to all different churches and denominations under the United People Front (UPF) dominated area. In the circular, the secretary asked churches to pray for success for the incoming tripartite talk between UPF/KNO, government of India and state government, which will be held on October 24 at New Delhi. The organisation also asked the churches to thank God for everything and pray for the UPF leader who will be attending for the talk.
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 One-day consultative meeting on social Entrepreneurs will be organised by Sahakar Bharati, Manipur at the Youth Hostel hall on November 2. A release said that the consultative meeting will be attended by All India secretary, Uday Joshi and organising secretary N.E., Bharat Kumar and urged all the voluntary organisation, NGOs, societies, co-operatives, individuals to attain and avail the opportunity by sending their confirmation to email: sahakarbharati@gmail.com.
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 As a part of reaching out to the local populace, especially the neediest sections of the society, 109 Bn CRPF celebrated Diwali with the inmates of Old Age Home and All Manipur Handicapped People’s Organisation, Mongsangei yesterday. A release said that during the function commandant, officers and the families of 109 Bn CRPF distributed sweets, Induction Cooker and toiletry items. The function was also attended by office bearers of Old Age Home and All Manipur Handicapped People’s Organisation, Mongsangei, it added. While speaking during the function, commandant Vinod Kumar stated that during this Diwali, 109 Bn CRPF is
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IMPHAL | Oct 20 Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBEDS) has invited application from the artisans/crafts for the participation in the “Hunar Haat Exhibition” to be organised by National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, New Delhi on behalf of ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi from November 14 to 27 during the India International Trade Fair (IITF), ITO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. A release said that interested artisans/crafts persons belonging to minority community of Manipur can submit the application from obtainable the MOBEDS office on or before October 23.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 19 Chief minister, N. Biren said police personnel deserve to be appreciated for the sacrifices they have made for the welfare of public and added no violator of the law would be spared. The chief minister’s remark came during the observation of the 125th anniversary of Manipur police organised under the theme “Service always everything” today at first Manipur Rifle parade ground. Biren said the police should be bound by the commitment to nation and state first, adding “we” should come second and “self” last. He said the police department is the backbone of state, and police personnel should w
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Oct 19 The Family Court, Imphal East, succeeded in restraining a married man from solemnising a second marriage on October 16, a late report from the district said. The man against whom the order was passed is identified as Elangbam Ratankumar Singh, 36, son of E. Kumar Singh of Wabagai Hiyanglam Mayai Leikai Turang, Kakching district. The Court passed the order in response to a petition filed by Ratankumar’s wife, Elangbam Ongbi Wangjam Sumila Devi, pleading court to issue a permanent injunction and ex-parte temporary injunction against two respondents under the Specific Relief Act. It is learnt that t
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 19 Association for solid waste management, Imphal city, started an agitation today, and workers affiliated to it stopped lifting solid waste from the city. Speaking to media person, worker of solid waste management for Imphal city, Khoirom Naobi said a dumping site located at Lamdeng, under Lamsang sub-division was set up in 2009 under the project of solid waste management by a firm Ramky of Hyderabad, and since then PDA and MAHUD department have taking care of the project. Eve since the project started, the workers completed black toppings of approach roads and construction of retaining walls of the dumpi
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Oct 19 A formal reception for the Kuki State Demand Committee (KSDC) members was organised at the conference hall of Kuki Inpi Churachandpur (KIC). The members of KSDC were warmly received for their participation at the first national conventions of National Federation of New State (NFNS) held at Nagpur on October 14 and October 15. During the programme, the general secretary of KSDC, K. Gangte made a brief paper presentation based on the press hand-out from the convention about creation of Kuki state. The papers were later handed out to the media saying that the demand of Kukis for a separate state
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 19 President of United Naga Council, Manipur, Gaidon Kamei today said that the organisation will always stand its ground to protect its land, identity and people from intruders and from those who try to uproot the unity of the people. He was speaking at the Requital Day at Longmai-3, organised by Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF), a programme to pay homage to the victims of Kuki atrocities from 1991 to 1995. The theme of the day was “Gone but you live in history binding us all.” Gaidon Kamei said that Nagas were once under the rule of the British and now are under the Indian government for around 70 years
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Oct 19 Representatives of Lilong Karampat Loukol Farmer’s Club, Pioneer Farmer’s Club, Leiphrakpam, Chingjao Dolaithabi Loukol Farmer’s Club and Lilong Haoreibi Ngangou Loukol Farmer’s Club jointly inspected the flood affected areas of Lilong, along with media persons today. Coordinator of Lilong Karampat Loukol Farmer’s Club, Md. Firoz Khan has appealed to the authority concerned to exempt their payments of loan as there has been excessive loss in agriculture due to flood caused by continuous rainfall in the months gone by. The government should take into account that after the cyclone Mora that
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TAMENGLONG | Oct 19 United Bank of India and Treasury office of Tamenglong were shut down by District Concerned Development Association (DCDA), Tamenglong, decrying against the non-functional ATM booth for almost a month, and limiting cash withdrawal at the bank upto only Rs. 5000. The lone United Bank of India at Tamenglong has been facing shortages of cash for the last two months, which has rendered the recently launched ATM booth non-functional. When this reporter contacted the manager of UBI, he said that the last remittance was made in the month of April. He added that he had applied for advance remittance for five times but RBI has c
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IMPHAL | Oct 19 The Imphal East police today arrested 20 individuals for organising gambling (lagao) and has seized around 120 lagao dices from different parts of the Imphal East district. Speaking to media persons, Imphal East superintendent of police, K. Kabib said that police were able to make the arrest after getting several complaints from the public. He requested the public to not encourage organising such gambling in their localities and appealed to the public and locality leaders to support police in banning lagao. As organising lagao leads to rise in law and order problem, the police said they will continue to conduct raids and p
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IMPHAL | Oct 19 Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, who attended a peace conference here in Imphal, left the state this morning. The Dalai Lama who arrived in Imphal on October 17 has been staying at the Raj Bhawan. After having attended a global peace conference yesterday he left Imphal today around 9.30 am by an Indigo flight. Before leaving, the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Y. Khemchand Singh, on whose invitation the spiritual came to Manipur, met with the latter at the Raj Bhawan.
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