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Newmai News NetworkCHANDEL |June 25The Naga Students’ Union Chandel (NSUC) has alleged that due to lack of attention by the PHED the people in Chandel district are facing water scarcity. The student body of the district expressed its disappointment alleging that the PHED has not been doing much for the district.According to NSUC, many villages in Chandel district are buying water from private suppliers as there is water scarcity. "Augmentation of water supply scheme at Chakpikarong is not providing water to many surrounding villages namely Anal Khunou village, Y/Khutha village, Charongching village, Khuwngjol village, Tampi village, Dangkhu
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 25Department of arts and culture kicked off 25-day of music workshop to mark the inauguration of ‘Support of Musical Instruments and Teaching of Music to School Children’  a project funded by NEC, Ministry of DONER at the auditorium of MSFDS, Palace Compound, Imphal today.   The function was attended by chief minister, N. Biren Singh, art and culture minister, L. Jayantakumar Singh and education, labour and employment, Th. Radheshyam Singh as the chief guest, president and guest of honour, respectively.Speaking on the occasion, Biren said that the real beauty of Manipur lies in the unity of various ethn
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From Our CorrespondenceTHOUBAL| June 25Shrimati Likmabam Radhe Devi Trust has organised yesterday, The 20th Shrimati Likmabam Radhe Devi HSSLC Award, which is a prize felicitation program at the club of Education Enhancement (EED).The award has been given to 6 students, from Thoubal distrct and Wangjing Private Centre, who secured highest marks in HSSLC exams. The annually held award was provided by the descendants of Likmabam Radhe Devi from Lamden bazaar, Wangjing in her name. She had been in the teaching profession for a long time.On the occasion, Okram Surajkumar, MLA, Khangabok assembly constituency attended the program as chief guest, p
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IMPHAL | June 25All Manipur Fire Service Candidates’ & Guardians’ Association has appealed to the chief minister to declare the results of the DPC interview for  Manipur fire service post 144, said a release.Drawing attention to the fact that the candidate are about to cross the age bar regarding the post,  the association informed that they have appealed to the government many times before but to no avail, it said.The association have also urged the authorities concerned not to conduct a fresh DPC without declaring the results of the DPC conducted at 2014, it said adding if the government forcefully takes new recruitment then the a
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IMPHAL | June 25All India Trinamool Congress Manipur has wished “Eid ul Fitr 2017” to all the Muslim communities and a very happy “Rath Yatra” for Hindus which is known as “Kang Festival” in Manipur, said a release. The festivals should remind the people to embrace peaceful co-existence and to strive unitedly so as to bid goodbye to hatred, jealousy and enmity, said the release.
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IMPHAL| June 25The Thadou Students' Association - General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) has condoled the untimely demise of former TSA leader, Letkholal Haokip alias Palal Haokip, who was president of HSO, said a release. The association has expressed their respect and heart-felt appreciation to late Palal for his valuable contribution to the cause of Thadou community while serving as a TSA leader, it said. The association is sharing the grief and anguish of the bereaved family and pray that the departed soul rests in peace, it added.
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From A CorrespondenceTHOUBAL | June 25An unexploded bomb believed to be of WWII era was found today, at the river bank of Sekmai River, Kakching, Sana Khongnung stretch, opposite the TWLA club. The bomb was found by local fishermen while pulling up a cast net from a fishing spot. The incident was immediately reported to Kakching police. A team led by O.C Nandababu Sharma of kakching Police station came to the spot and recovered the bomb.
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IMPHAL | June 25People for Human Rights and Climate Change in collaboration with Naharol Lamjin Furup organised today, a public meeting against the oil explorations at Khewa Phurju, Pukhao under Imphal East said a release.Speakers at the meeting expressed their disapproval that government of India and oil companies tried to pursue oil exploration without conducting an impartial and detailed impact survey assessment with community participation. The companies failed to give any prior notice to the village and also take their consent, it added.After the meeting, the people of the area took resolution that they will oppose the oil exploration, a
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IMPHAL | June 25A motivational lecture on “Career Counselling for SUPER 20” was organised by the officers of the Noney Battalion for students of Noney Area on June 23 at Hunters’ Valley Headquarters of Noney Battalion, said a release.  The aim of the lecture was to motivate the students for the “SUPER 20’’ initiative being undertaken by the Indian Army, it said adding, SUPER 20 is an initiative by Red Shield Division for coaching the state youths for Engineering Entrance Exams at Centre for Social Responsibility & Learning (CSRL).A motivating lecture cum awareness of the same was conducted, covering various aspects on job opp
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IMPHAL | June 25Assam Regiment of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a medical camp in Phaisanjang village, Chandel district yesterday in which 6 children and 30 elders benefited, said a release.Medical officer of the unit educated locals on significance of hygiene and preventive measures against diseases prevalent during monsoon, it added.Meantime, medical team of 2 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles saved the life of one snake bite victim on June 23, it said, adding the victim named Samuel (15) resident of Khangabok, Thoubal district was bitten by a snake while playing and was immediately rushed to the un
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today urged police department not to hesitate in taking action against activities particularly in social media that could disturb communal harmony of the state and nation.Biren Singh was addressing a gathering during the launch of community policing in Manipur organised at Banquet hall of 1 st Manipur Rifles.Prior to the launch of community policing, the chief minister also inaugurated office of the superintendent of police traffic and cyber crime police station (CID headquarter) as a part of the 100 days programme of the BJP led Manipur government.According to the chief minist
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By A Staff ReportIMPHAL | June 24The Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) appealed to civil voluntary organisations and student organisations in the state to support them in the movement to remove Assam Rifle (AR) camps from the university campus.Addressing a press meet today at MUSU office at MU campus, Chanchipur the union’s president Buchi Mayanglambam said that the environment of the university is disturbed by presence of the AR camp and their movements and the students feel that the environment of the university is like a war zone.Until the AR camp is taken out from the campus the students cannot have a peaceful academic environmen
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) condemned the killing of Letkholal Haokip alias Palal, president of Haokip Students’ Organisation (HSO) at the strongest term, said Paotinthang Lupheng, president of KSO general headquarter during a press meet held today at Kuki Inn, Imphal.Elaborating on the incident happened last night at around 7 pm Letkholal said Palal was shot to death from point blank range inside his vehicle in front of his house at Langol Game Village.He also said the assailants were purportedly trailing him in a grey Maruti 800 car. They accosted him when he stopped his vehicle near the gate of
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IMPHAL | June 24Funds and schemes allocated for differently abled persons under the Ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of India will be given at the right time with appropriate proposals, said social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen.She was speaking at the 6th Unau Meet-cum-inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be giv
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IMPHAL | June 24Funds and schemes allocated for differently abled persons under the Ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of India will be given at the right time with appropriate proposals, said social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen.She was speaking at the 6th Unau Meet-cum-inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be giv
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IMPHAL | June 24Law minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that ‘ultimate justice’ and ‘truth’ are very close and they go together.Attending a ‘Get Together’ function of government advocates of high court and subordinate courts of the districts, as chief guest, the minister expressed the need of conscience for bringing justice in the society.He said to resolve problems and conflicts, one has to be sensible. The minister appealed to the advocates to deliver justice without delay. He also sought public cooperation in this regard.Jayantakumar shared his past experiences when he was serving as a government advocate and chief judicial
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IMPHAL | June 24People should feel free to approach the government with their grievances and problems. Since this is a people’s government, it is committed to serve the people without any discrimination said IFC and YAS minister, Letpao Haokip.The minister was speaking at a simple yet impressive reception function organised by Anal Naga Chiefs’ Association at Chakpikarong sub-divisional headquarters today.Stressing that he is not a representative of just a particular community, he said he is looking forward to work for development for all communities of the state.He further expressed that he is also looking forward for a better and bigger
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24The All Manipur Home Guard Employees Welfare Association continued their non-cooperation movement, which started from Thursday.The sit-in protest demanding an increase in their monthly allowance was staged in front of the Home Guard complex at Lamphel, Imphal West.On Thursday the association staged a sit-in protest at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall and later took out a rally till the Home Guard complex at Lamphel.Speaking to media persons, the association’s general secretary, Kh. Inaobi said that the Supreme Court has already passed the order to increase their monthly allowance to same as the sa
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From A CorrespondentCHURACHANDPUR | June 24A wind of change is blowing here in the office of the Churachandpur unit of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The new officer has put in money from her own pocket to give the dilapidated office a new look.ICDS officer, Helen Lallienmawi formally took charge on June 20, as project officer at Chiengkonpang, Tipaimukh Road. She has been in the service for 23 years and posted across several parts of Manipur. Her new posting here has been a welcome change not just from the official point of view but for the general public.“Earlier, the office used to be a namesake ICDS centre and few sta
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IMPHAL | June 24The All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) refuted the report that AMWJU joined hands with BJP to conserve nature, saying the newly formed wildlife protection forum Manipur (WPFM) is not related to either AMWJU or BJP.AMWJU alleged the headline of the piece appeared in IFP tarnish the apolitical image of AMWJU.It clarified that the WPFM was formed under the initiative of eminent singer, Sh. Nabachandra Sharma (Naba Volcano) and wildlife activists, chiefs/headmen of Ukhrul and Tamenglong villages and media persons in their own individual capacities join it to lend support by giving wide, in-depth, media reports.It clarifi
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IMPHAL | June 24World is Yours (WY) tablets worth around Rs. 15 lakhs in international market were today seized by Imphal West Narcotic cell led by inspector K. Ranjit under the supervision of Imphal West, superintendent of police Themthing Ngasangva.The tablets were seized from a man identified as Letkholal Mate (29) son of Onngam Mate of Lhangnom Veng, Moreh, Tegnoupal district at around 4.20 pm from Khabam Lamkhai near Ima Panthoibi Sanglen.According to police, the tablets were brought in 15 different plastic pouches where each pouch contains 200 tablets and the police team arrested him from his suspicious movement.The accused along with t
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IMPHAL | June 24Altogether seven officers of the Manipur Judicial Services grade-III has been promoted to Grade-II on officiating basis for one year by the Law and Legislative Affairs, Government of Manipur following the recommendation of the High Court of Manipur.The promoted Judicial officer are Ningthoujam Lanleima, Monalisa Maibam, Athokpam Shanta Devi, Alek Muivah, Nepram Sonykumar, Y Somorjit Singh and Lamkholal Kipgen.
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IMPHAL | June 24Thounaojam Shyamkumar, minister of MAHUD, Town Planning, Forests & Environment and Horticulture & Soil Conservation, today inaugurated 10 additional rooms and girls’ hostel each at the Moirangpurel High School, Moirangpurel and at the Azad Higher Secondary School, Yairipok.The infrastructures were inaugurated as part of the State government’s 100 days programme. It may be mentioned that N. Biren Singh led government is completing 100 days in office tomorrow.District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Imphal East is the Nodal and the implementing agency. The infrastructures were constructed under the Multi-sectoral De
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From Our CorrespondenceMOREH | June 24The five newly appointed office bearers of All Community Development Organisation, Moreh (ACODOM) have taken their oaths today at 10 am, at the conference hall of the organisation.Various community leaders of Moreh, along with the additional deputy commissioner N. Gojendro stood as witness to the swearing in ceremony.On the occasion, N.Gojendro of Tengnoupal district attended as chief guest, and various leaders of all the communities in Moreh, and advisors of Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup, Nupi khunai Chaokhat Lamjing lup took the presidential seats at the dais.Newly appointed president, Rk. Sanayaima, vice-pre
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IMPHAL | June 24Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK) has condemned the cancellation of results of Common Entrance Test (CET) held for selection of students for enrolment in Class XI in 13 government Higher Secondary Schools.A press statement issued by SUK publicity secretary, Dollarsen Thokchom alleged that re-evaluation of answer sheets of CET by stating that answer key are wrong  is baseless and irresponsible on the part of the directorate of Education (S), which has a pivotal role in the education sector of Manipur.It further demanded to form a committee to look into the flaws of CET and to book the culprits involved.Stating that the ter
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IMPHAL | June 24Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK) has condemned the cancellation of results of Common Entrance Test (CET) held for selection of students for enrolment in Class XI in 13 government Higher Secondary Schools.A press statement issued by SUK publicity secretary, Dollarsen Thokchom alleged that re-evaluation of answer sheets of CET by stating that answer key are wrong  is baseless and irresponsible on the part of the directorate of Education (S), which has a pivotal role in the education sector of Manipur.It further demanded to form a committee to look into the flaws of CET and to book the culprits involved.Stating that the ter
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