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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla said that the land of Manipur is very fertile not only in biodiversity but for future development of the youths which is why she is totally involved with the young children and youths of the state. She stated this while inaugurating the 2-Day National Conference on ‘Promoting Business Opportunities in North Eastern India and India’s Act East Policy’, to be held on 15th and 16th November, 2017, today, at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University organized by the Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University in collaboration with Centre for Global Management and Responsi
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  IMPHAL | Nov 15 In line with the State Government’s popular slogan, ‘Go to the Hills’, a State Cabinet meeting was held at Tamenglong district headquarters today. Tamenglong became the third hill district which hosted a Cabinet meeting after Churachandpur and Chandel. The State Cabinet meeting held at Multipurpose Hall, DC Office Complex with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren in the chair, approved the revision of existing terms and conditions of the Advocate General of Manipur. The revision was necessitated as the existing terms and conditions which were fixed about seven years ago do not commensurate with the current price index. Th
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 The report on the alleged rape case of a minor by a founder of North eastern Children’s Home Renkhai submitted by the investigating officer of the case, Sandy Lalningsangi Tonsing, was cross examined today by the special judge POCSO, Imphal West. The accused, Timothy L. Changsan, 55, son of late Thangzakhan of Renkhai village Churachandpur was arrested by police on July 24, 2015 in compliance with the High Court order related with a petition filed by the parent of the victim on alleged charged of molesting and repeated rape of their child at the children home. On July 6, 2015 the High Court of Manipur
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Manipur celebrated its day at the 37th India International Trade Fair, 2017 at the Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan in the national capital today. The Manipur Day observation was attended by minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, government of Manipur, Thongam Biswajit Singh as chief guest and principal secretary, P. Vaiphei as president. Inaugurating the event, minister, Biswajit said Manipur had been making tremendous efforts to come up to the need for ensuring inclusive growth of its people and to become an attractive destination for others. He said some progress has been made but most importantly, a good begi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 Despite having abundance natural resources and known for rich biodiversity, North Easterner are not utilizing it properly said Dr. K. R. Dhiman, vice chancellor of Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh in One Day National Workshop cum Brainstorming session on Jhum Improvement for Sustaining Farm Livelihood and Natural Resource Conservation: Vistas and Frontier held at Hotel Classic Grande. Speaking as chief guest in inaugural function, vice chancellor of Central Agricultural University Prof. M. Premjit Singh said, “Discussion on Jhum cultivation started from the past 4
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 All Loktak Lake Areas Fishermen’s Union Manipur (ALLAFUM), secretary, O. Rajen claimed that Loktak Lake Protection (LLP) Act 2006 is more draconian than Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958. He was delivering the keynote address of the observation of the 6th Commemoration Loktak Lake Arson Day and public meeting today at Thanga Chinglak Thongkhong Community Hall, organised by ALLAFUM. The secretary said that the act which lead to the burning down of phumhut homes of innocent fishermen, destruction of fishing equipment and personal belongings including students’ books, uniforms etc, clearly shows that
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 A militant suspect and an AR jawan were killed in an encounter early morning today in Chandel district. According to report the incident took place around 5.20 am in between Sajik Tampak and Chamol village under Chakpikarong police station. The report further said troops of 4 AR launched multiple counter insurgency operations to flush out militants from the area following information regarding presence of heavily armed attempting to plant IEDs and ambush security forces. In the process, a column of the AR reportedly came under attack from the militants following which the AR team retaliated. Heavy exc
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front said a combined team of PLA’s 252 Mobile battalion and MNPF soldiers launched an attack today against 4 AR jawans who had been residing at Sajik Tampak.  While fighting against a large number of army jawans, who came advancing from the three sides, the brave friend, sergeant Loko alias Themreiyo Ningsheng gave his life in the battlefield while brave friend, private Pheiroijamba alias Thokchom Ningthem was caught by the hands of the enemy, said a joint release signed by assistant secretary, publicity, RPF, Bangkim and assistant publicity secretary, MNPF, Thomas Numai.    RP
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur from November 19 to November 22. A release said Kovind will inaugurate the northeast development summit in Imphal on November 21 at 2 pm. He will also inaugurate Manipur Sangai festival at 4:30 pm in the city on the same day, it said adding the President will visit INA war memorial in Moirang on November 22. Before his visit to Manipur, Kovind will address the valedictory function upon completion of 40 years of Vivekananda Kendra in Itanagar on November 19, it said. Later in the day, he will later attend the dedication of the new state legislative ass
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 The construction works for the state’s first ever floating stage is in full swing to attract the visitors at Sendra area of Loktak Lake during the upcoming Manipur Sangai festival 2017. The 10 day festival which is scheduled to begin from November 21 at Hafta Kangjeibung in Imphal but many cultural shows are expected to be performed over the floating stage during the curtain raiser opening of the festival prior to the main opening show. The floating stage measuring an areas of about 9600 square foot (120 x 80ft) is being developed by 15 workers including 10 carpenters using 1220 plastic barrels and 3200 kbs of well furnis
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Atleast three personnel of the 5th Manipur Rifles were killed when the vehicle carrying them plunged into a gorge along Imphal-Tamenglong road near Keikou, Tamenglong district. According to reports the incident occurred around 5.30 pm in between Keikou part one and two which is about 30 km from Tamenglong district headquarter. The ill fated vehicle, an escort team of BJP vice president, Adim Pamei, was returning from Tamenglong after attending CM’s visit in the district. It is learnt that of the six occupants three have been confirmed dead due to the crash and severely injuring the others. The deceased have been identif
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 Alleging negligence the reason behind the collapsed of a bailey bridge at Nung Dolan along National Highway 37 on Monday, Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) has demanded the state government to conduct an inquiry to ascertain the circumstances leading to the incident. The TDC also demanded compensation for the ill fated truck that felt under the bridge following the collapsed of the bridge. Speaking to media persons in this regards, H. Ranjit president TDC, said the bailey falls under the jurisdiction of the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), who gave away the
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Narcotics and Affairs of Borders police arrested drug sellers from Kiyamgei Imphal East district, along with 820 numbers of Spasmo Proxyvon on November 14, said release by PRO Police The arrested persons were identified as Md.Mustakim (23), son of Allaudin, Lilong Turel Ahanbi, Thoubal district and Md. Imtiyas (21), son of Md.Ibungo, Wangoi, Imphal West district. On the same day, another team of Narcotics and Affairs of Borders police arrested Md.Abir khan (22), son of Md.Abdul Gaffar, Irom Chesaba Bazar, Mantripukhri, from North AOC Imphal, along with 1 gram of Heroin powder, 26 numbers of Spasmo Proxyvon capsule worth abo
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 Kangleipak Students’ Association’s former president Moirangthem Lakshman said that the association is there to bring democratic changes to the state.  He said that when the authorities stay away from their responsibilities of bringing development therefore the association is here to take up the issue in a democratic manner with an aim to ensure brighter future for the state. In his speech at the general body meeting and the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected office bearers of the of Kangleipak Students’ Association, he said education is one of the most vital human resources of any society.
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Nov 15 As per approval by president of KNO, Pu P.S. Haokip, new leaders of KNLF have been appointed, for which KNLF/KNO has expressed their gratitude to PS Haokip for settling the problem of the organisation, said a release issued by secretary and JGM of Kuki National Liberation Front (KNLF/KPA), Boithang Haokip. It said that due to lack of committed leaders, the organisation has been marred with internal conflicts and internecine killings. The effort of KNLF to avoid and prevent discords and discontentment has gone in vain due to evil designs of some personnel who work for their vested interest. The foundin
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Dearness relief, which is admissible to central government pensioners and their families have been enhanced from the existing rate of 4 percent to 5 percent with effect from July 2017, as per a memorandum from union government’s department of pension and pensioners’ welfare. A release said the new rates will be applicable to civilian government pensioners and family pensioners including central government absorbee pensioners in public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies, armed forces pensioners, civilian pensioners paid out of the defence service estimates, all India service pensioners, Burma civilian pensioners an
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Issue and receipt of application forms for Haj 2018 began today as per the directive of Haj committee of India, Mumbai, said a release. Forms can be obtained free of cost at the office of Manipur state Haj committee’s executive officer Md. Salaudin Khan till December 7. Hopeful pilgrims can also apply online through the Haj committee website www.hajcommittee.gov.in. An online qurrah or lottery for the selection of the pilgrims will be held in the first week of January 2018. Selected pilgrims will have to submit the advance Haj amount by the second week of January. Applicants for the lottery must have a machine-readable v
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Life Savers Manipur along with St. John Foundation, Moirangkampu Sajeb, Imphal East is organising a voluntary blood donation camp on Friday, November 17 at Moirangkampu Sajeb Laibung from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The managing director, K. Padmakumar Sharma stated in a release that the camp is organised in association with department of Transfusion Medicine, RIMS, Lamphel and urged all to take part in the said programme.
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 12 Battalion of 26 sector Assam Rifles recovered WY tablets worth approximately 5.55 lakh rupees from a vehicle on November 13. A release said, a blue Eco van travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped and searched at PVCP, Khudengthabi in Tengnoupal. 1,110 WY tablets were found hidden inside the driver’s it said. The apprehended individual along with the contraband were handed over to Moreh police station, the release added.
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Smart Society, Manipur organised a spot painting and slogan writing competitions at Smart universal academy in Kakching today in observance of world diabetes day. The theme for the event was ‘women and diabetes: our right to a healthy future,’ said a release.  Both the slogan writing and spot painting competitions were held in two categories, it said. Category A was for students of classes fourth and fifth, while category B for class sixth to eighth. 153 students took part in the programme, it added. Secretary, Smart Society and Salai Laithou Shanglen, Salai Holdings N. Dhanabati Devi and principal, Smart universal aca
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 All India chess federation will organise a coaching camp for youngsters under 15 years of age at Guwahati from December 14 to 17 for the development of chess in northeast and Andaman and Nicobar islands. A release said ad-hoc committee, chess Manipur, Uripok Khoisnam Leikai, Imphal West will send eight players as per merit to the camp, held free of cost for a total of 60 participants. Interested players can apply on plain paper till November 25, it said. AHCCS chairman Uripok Khoisnam Leikai, members H Bhupendranath, RK Bhogen, H Jogendro Meetei or S Mangijao, Laishram can be contacted for further information, it added.
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Pangal Students’ Organisation, All Manipur Muslims development organisation and Manipur Students Federation have alleged favouritism, malpractice and corruption in the recruitment of 256 staff nurses at JNIMS in 2016. An RTI reply shows the selection committee recommended 24 candidates to be put on the waiting list but when JNIMS director, Dr L. Deben Singh released the list on December 26, 2016 it had 26 names on it, said a release. One candidate, Theba Athene, had been dropped from the original list and three names—Neihoi Hiyang Chothe, Kh Roda and Th Liviene—had been added, it added. PSO had sent multiple letters
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Human Rights Alert (HRA), Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) of Manipur University, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA) and the Civil Society Academy (CSA) organised a day long regional consultation on sustainable development goals (SDGs) and status of hunger and poverty among marginalised communities of the North-East region of India, yesterday, at Hotel Imphal Classic, said a release. The programme was attended by former chief minister of Manipur, Radhabinod Koijam as chief guest. In the said consultation, prominent civil society leaders and academicians deliberated on the several themes ‘Sustain
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Members of Guru Ibempishak Cultural Academy (GIPCA), Uripok, have extended their heartfelt greetings to president of GIPCA, Leimapokpam Ningol Tayenjam Ongbi Anandi Devi on being awarded Manipur State Kala Akademi fellowship 2017-19. A release said that awardee will be researching on Nat-Sankirtan (Khubak Eshei) under the supervision of director Gulapi Nat-Sankirtan Academy, Kwakeithel Nganapithong , Leimapokpam Lakpati Singh and Chaobihal for a period of two years.
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 All India Radio (AIR) in collaboration with Share and Care (SAC), Wangkhei  Ningthem Pukhri  Mapal, Imphal East, will start a new radio serial programme titled, ‘Leitarasi Pukning Wakhal, with effect from November 16, said a release. The said programme is for half an hour and it will be broadcasted on the first and third Thursday of every month, at 8 pm, on Sangai FM channel of AIR, Imphal, it added.
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Apunba Naharol Marup Club, Thiyam Konjin Maning Leikai has extended its support to the agitations organised by Socialist Students Union of Manipur (SSUM) and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union (MPPDU), demanding the amendment of article 3 of the Indian constitution in order to save indigenous people and protect the integrity of Manipur, as well as to prosecute the corrupt officials that are looting the resources of the mass, a release said. Further, the said organisation expressed its dismay with the apathetic attitude of the state government at this crucial juncture. That it will fully support the agitations le
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