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IMPHAL | SEP 14 (NNN) In an effort to strengthen the ongoing movement against the new districts created by the then Congress led government, Nagas including village chiefs today conglomerated at Kanglatongbi and held consultation on the matter. After a day-long consultation an ‘Adhoc Committee’ was formed to carry out wide contact campaigns in order to further hold bigger consultative meetings where all the ‘adversely’ affected people by the new districts will be participated and to take future course of action. Today‘s consultative meeting strongly condemned the creation of new districts by the previous state government. The pro
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 Education minister, Th. Radheshyam said that learning of Hindi as a language should be a passion for the language rather than driven by notion of getting employed while speaking as chief guest of Hindi Diwas at Manipur University (MU), organised by the Official Language Cell, MU. The minister said learning a language depends on the need and requirement. Language is a medium of life in which one expresses and defines oneself. He said language should not be imposed on the people but should be made a platform to generate curiosity for the language and its beauty. When one gets fascinated by a language, he or she will obviousl
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 The chief of L. Songpel village, Kangpokpi district, Lamjathang Haokip has clarified over the news item carried by various local newspapers dated September 13 saying ‘Villagers to surrender ration cards’. A release signed by the village chief said, the allegation made by secretary of Bongbal Khollen Village Authority, Lalpu pertaining to surrender of ration cards was baseless. It added that the claim stating about Bongbal Khollen for not receiving rations under National Food Security Act since April last after the appointment of new PDS agents of 46/47 Bongbal Khollen was totally misleading. ‘At that particular perio
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 14 Staffs of National Health Mission (NHM) Manipur staged a sit-in protest wearing black badge today demanding their regularisation at the office premises of the directorate of health services, Lamphel organised by All Manipur Ntional Health Mission Employees Welfare Association. Speaking to media persons the association’s secretary, Khangembam Jodha said that all the 2265 staffs are contributing in health care delivery system across the state and so far Manipur has begged award for lowest infant mortality rate for past three consecutive years. Moreover, there have been many improvements in terms of imm
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Sept 14 A two-day workshop on Vocational Guidance and Career Counselling was organised today at Gandhi Memorial High School, Churachandpur by the Zonal Educational Officer (ZEO). The workshop was inaugurated today morning by the DC of Churachandpur, Shyam Lal Poonia in presence of the ZEO and school staff. The DC interacted with students, DDO of NABARD, Churachandpur, Thangchinkhup Guite and discussed about bank related activities. The DC further entertained questions from students about how to crack Indian administrative service entrance examination. He added that he himself studied in government school and
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Sept 14 A team of Lilong police station under the supervision of Thoubal SDPO reportedly arrested a drug peddler from Lilong Alia Lamkhai, Thoubal at around 6:30 pm on September 13. According to sources, the person has been identified as Md. Kheiruddin (29), son of Md. Allauddin of Lilong Yangbi Leikai. He was arrested along with five numbers of 'Bestorex' cough syrup bottles and 57 numbers of SP capsules.
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) will stage a sit-in protest at Hafiz Hatta tomorrow after the Friday prayer condemning the derogatory post regarding the sacred Quarbani of Islam followers by the son of deputy CM, Yumnam Devjit in social media on the day of Id-ul-Adha on September 2. A release said that several complaints and memorandum has been submitted to the authorities concerned but no positive response has been made till date. The police department are not doing their duty of arresting Devjit, who has hurt the sentiments of the Islam followers in the state with his Facebook post, it alleged. It further invi
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 The Naga People's Organisation (NPO) expressed its deep appreciation and lauded the leadership of chief minister N. Biren Singh over the cabinet's approval for creation of sub-division of Senapati district headquarters. A release said the district apex body also thanked all the cabinet ministers especially its local ministers, TD minister N. Kayisii and PHED minister Losii Dikho for their positive initiatives. The people of Senapati district also whole heartedly welcome the cabinet's decision for creating the new TD block, it added. NPO also requested the chief minister to shortly address the issues placed by the organisat
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 Directorate of Minorities and Other Backward Classes, government of Manipur has notified that the last date for submission of application forms along with documents for availing of Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarship for OBC students of the state for the year 2017-18 has been extended up to October 10. The notification is in continuation to the previous one dated on August 7, it added.
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 There will be no electricity in the areas fed by 11 KV line Eastern II feeder from Keishampat power house on September 15 from 11 am to 2 pm, as the feeder will be shut down due to jungle cutting, said a release by manager, IED-I, MSPDCL. Moreover, there will be power shutdown in the areas fed by 11 KV Uripok feeder on September 16 from 11 am to 2 pm due to removal of one HT pole and rectification of HT line at Uripok Sorbon Thingel, said deputy general manager, Lamphel sub-division, IED-II, MSPDCL.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 14 Secretary of Manipur Architect Forum (MAF), Imo Haobam said people need to build houses or buildings after consulting architects in order to lower the impact of natural calamities during the 4th foundation day celebration held yesterday at conference hall of Sangai Continental, Thangal bazar. Speaking to media person, Imo said due to change in ecological balance many natural calamities have been occurring frequently in the state in the last few years. In olden days architects were assigned as government and private architects but since the establishment of Manipur Architect Forum, many of them are worki
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Sept 14 A sit-in protest was staged at Japhou bazar, DC junction, Chandel district organised by Naga Chiefs Association (NCA), Chandel demanding disbursement of pending wages of MGNREGS for the year 2016-17 (first phase) at the earliest. The association declared for 48 hours Chandel bandh from the midnight of September 25 if the demand is not fulfilled within 10 days by the authorities concerned. Speaking to media, president of NCA, T.S. Rungpwar said that following a work order dated on September 19, 2016, the job card holders of MGNREGS of different villages of Chandel were assigned with works. Unfortuna
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 With the view to reach out to the people of Thoubal district, the People’s Day for the month of September will be held on September 15 from 11 am at Laikon community hall at Heirok Part-I. A release said, apart from hearing complaints and grievances of the general public, different district level offices will be providing utility services like community policing, legal aspects of policing and awareness on roles and duties of police administration at the office of SP, Thoubal, followed by blood donation camp, medical camp and medical awareness camp at CMO office. Vaccination of domestic animals and other services and awar
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 A combined team of Imphal West district police commandos and 5 JAK RIF, Imphal Tulihal post arrested an alleged active member of KYKL organisation during counter insurgency operation conducted at Ningombam Atom Awang Leikai on September 12, said a statement issued by PRO Police. According to the statement, the individual was identified as Konsam Ibomcha Singh alias Kishan (26), son of (L) K. Lalajit of Phumlou Awang Leikai and he was arrested from the house of Koijam Bikram Singh of Ningombam Atom Awang Leikai. On his disclosure, another alleged cadre of the same organisation, identified as Thoudam Sanathoi Singh alias Tem
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Sept 14 The Churachandpur District Disabled Union (CDDU) today met the new assistant commissioner of the district, Ajay Arora, who is also a physically challenged person with impaired eyes. In the meeting, president of CDDU, T. Sianmuanthang made the assistant commissioner aware of the various issues due to absence of facilities for disabled persons in different government establishments in the district. He also told that there is no ramp included for the disabled persons in the ongoing construction of Mini Secretariat Complex at Tuibong. It may be recalled that CDDU  had issued a press communique o
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JIRIBAM | Sept 14 District Health Society, NVBDCP, Imphal East organised ‘Anti-Malaria Month 2017’ at JN Community Centre, Babupara today. The programme was attended by SP of Jiribam district, Moirangthem Mubi Singh as chief guest, chief medical office, Dr. E. Okendro Singh as president and SDO of Borobekra, Peter Salam as guest of honour. Dr. S. Priyu Kumar Singh gave the keynote address and explained the reason to organise the programme. An essay competition was also organised on the topics related to anti-malaria, in which around 10 schools of Jiribam district participated. Later, the winners of the essay competition were given priz
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Sept 14 Meetei Council Moreh (MCM) and All Community Development Organisation Moreh (ACODOM) expressed discontentment over the deplorable condition of the Moreh Hospital today. The two organisations came across the condition of the hospital while they were looking around at different nook and corners of the town to carry out cleanliness drive in connection with Irabot day on September 30. According to MCM and ACODOM, the hospital has only nine medical officers, seven specialists, only one X-Ray technician and a corroded ultrasound machine with no technician to operate. Consequently, the patients have to go
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KIM demands trial of Th. Muivah for ‘crimes against humanity’ Our Bureau IMPHAL | Sept 13  Kukis in Manipur observed ‘Black Day’ in remembrance of Kuki victims of the Kuki-Naga clashes and to remind the Centre of their demand for justice in the ‘Kuki genocide’ by NSCN (IM) before any final agreement with the Naga militant group. Organised as ‘Black Day’ on September 13 every year in memory of Kukis killed during the ethnic clashes that began in 1992 and continued till 1995 Kuki organisations observed the day at various places. Kukis claimed that the armed Naga militants killed 900 Kukis, uprooted 360 villages and displac
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Cabinet resolves to install Irawat’s statue near Assembly complex IMPHAL | Sept 13 The State Cabinet has approved the proposal for putting on hold any process for conversion or reclamation of paddy land pending finalisation of the data bank with details of paddy land and wetland prepared with the help of digitised cadastral maps by the government. The decision was taken in a State Cabinet meeting held at the chief minister’s secretariat with chief minister N. Biren Singh in the chair. Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014 was implemented in the State with effect from 10th September 2014. However, unauthorised conver
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Sept 13  Locals of Vangai area of the newly created Pherzawl district held a protest demonstration today against the non-availability of benefits of any of the schemes under the government and non-distribution of PDS items ever since its implementation in the State.  The protest rally started from Henchungpunjee and went on till it reached Man Bahadhur road.       The rally began at 8 am in the morning. Several placards which read “Grant government scheme we are human”, “CM has visited all others districts but not Pherzawl” etc. along with a banner which read “Mass rally – Manipur gover
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 13 People of different communities settled around Sekmai area staged a sit-in protest today against setting up of an army camp at the paddy land of Sekmai area. The sit-in was organised by the Sekmai Protection Committee (SPC) and Awang Sekmai Scheduled Caste Development Committee (ASSCDC). Later, a rally was taken out till Sekmai SDO office shouting slogan “Sekmai ge Loukol armyda piba yaroy (paddy land cannot be given away to the army)” Speaking to media persons, SPC president, Angom Rajesh said that the army camp located at Leimakhong Military Station, Koreingei Air Field and Pallel Air Field at Ka
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Sept 13 The bodies of the five slain militants have been retrieved, says Thotreithing Chalamva, SDPO Kasom Khullen. The team was led by OC and 2nd OC of Kasom Khullen PS. After filing FIR, preparation of inquest report and other necessary procedures at the Kasom Khullen police station, the bodies will be sent to JNIMS for post mortem and identification, added SDPO Kasom Khullen. While filing this report, inquest report for two dead bodies has been completed. It may be recalled that a gunfight allegedly between NSCN (IM) and combined forces of CorCom and MNPF broke out in the wee hours of September 12 at Mak
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IMPHAL | Sept 13 Under the Central government’s Swachh Bharat Mission (GRAMIN), 3, 41,652 numbers of individual household latrines were constructed particularly in the rural areas of the State. 329 sanitary complexes, 3919 numbers of school toilets and 1201 numbers of Angawadi toilets have also been constructed.  Moreover, 3919 numbers of government schools, 1201 Angawadis of Manipur are to be provided sanitary latrine by October 2, 2019.  In addition, there are another 40,482 numbers of dysfunctional toilets in the state. Until these dysfunctional toilets are also made functional, achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) state will not be
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By A Staff Reporter  IMPHAL | Sept 13 Tamei MLA, Awangbou Newmai, clarifying that the Naga People’s Front (NPF) Manipur unit is intact opined that the report of him being removed as the party president was baseless. Speaking to media persons today at Hotel Imphal, Awangbou Newmai, cleared the air of confusion with regards to the report of the removal president of Naga People’s Front (NPF) Manipur unit. According to Awangbou, he was elected the NPF president Manipur along with other office bearers as per the constitution during a convention held in November 26 last. He said that the NPF Manipur unit have been observing the leadership
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By A Staff Reporter  IMPHAL | Sept 13 Villagers of Bongbal Kholen today threatened to surrender their ration cards if the authority concerned fails to distribute their due share of rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) villagers by the end of September. Speaking to media persons, the village authority secretary, Lalpu, claimed that the villagers have not been getting their share of rice since the appointment of new PDS agents of 46/47 Bongbal Kholen in April last. According to him, the village which is under Saikul division has nearly 500 villagers and 40 ration card holders. The villagers have been getting 5 kgs of rice per card
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IMPHAL | Sept 13 Chief minister N. Biren Singh presided a meeting to discuss the targets of the developmental projects or schemes undertaken by different government departments to be completed in the current year. The meeting was held at the cabinet hall of chief minister’s secretariat today. During the meeting, N. Biren critically assessed the projects executed by various departments in the State. He directed all the administrative secretaries and head of departments to ensure timely completion of various developmental projects taken up by their respective departments. The projects must be completed within the current year, he urged.  
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