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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Sept 18 Manipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) opened its new branch office on September 17 at Elora Hotel, Moreh. The inauguration was attended by convenor, State Level Committee of Act East Policy, RK. Sivachandra, senior vice-president of HDFC bank, Kavita Jain, Rajesh Sawhney of P and G, general secretary of MCCI, Th. Jotin Singh and its other members. Sivachandra, who attended the programme as chief guest stated that the government of India led by BJP has many projects in collaboration with other countries under the Act East Policy. The new branch of MCCI has been opened considering the tradin
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 International Sanamahism Students’ Association will be organising its fourth birth anniversary on September 21, at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound. A release said that the organisation was formed in on September 25, 2014 at the premise of Lainingthou Sanamahi in the old palace, Kangla in order to save the religion. On the birth anniversary, discussion will be made on how to save the religion followed by various cultural shows of song and dance, it said. Sanamahism being the only indigenous religion followed by both hilly and valley people, all are requested to attend the function considering it as a responsibility to s
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 One snake bite victim namely, Raisang Majhi (21), who is an employee of Simplex Railway construction Company (Noney) was saved by Assam Rifles of Noney on September 18, said a release of PRO defence, Imphal. It said that the victim was bitten by a snake on his right foot and was brought to Assam Rifles camp located at Noney.  The victim was immediately rushed to the unit hospital where the medical officer of Noney Battalion treated the patient, it said adding that the patient was kept under observation and later on discharged after stabilising of vital stats. Meanwhile Assam Rifles organised “Swachhta Hi Seva Sanitation
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), Imphal observed Hindi Divas from September 15 on a daily basis till today at Priyogopalsana auditorium of the academy. A release said that the inaugural function on September 15 was attended by JNMDA director, L. Upendro Sharma, JNMDA pradhan guru, A. Tombinou Devi and Sahitya Akademi awardee, S. Brojeshwar Sharma as presidium members. It said S. Nabachandra Singh and S. Brojeshwar Sharma were the resource persons and spoke about the significance and importance of Hindi language. The competition in Hindi Kabita Path, Tatkalin Bashan and Nibandh was held in two categories, on
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Nungba Area Joint Action Committee (NAJAC) has called a shutdown of the SDO office and other government offices along with schools at Nungba with immediate effect from tomorrow until their demands are met.  A release signed by NAJAC general secretary, Blessing Rongmei said that despite several prayers, efforts and the ultimatum served, the last being served on September 13, officially and personally, CDPO/ICDS Nungba, SD Neinu has failed to garner the support and love of the people of Nungba area in all aspects. It said that NAJAC will move on with intense agitation without any hesitation against the government’s failur
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Peace Maker Artistes’ Association (PMAA) has condemned the behaviour of one claiming to be the president of All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) for allegedly insulting and humiliating the artists of the association. A release said that the association was called to perform a paly “Arangba Thawanmichak” on the 66th foundation day of AMBA held on September 14 but the play was interrupted by the president, who went up into the stage in the middle of the play and said, “Sidagidi Ei Touragey, Noi Kumthakhro” (You all get down, I will handle from here). The associations demands apology from the said person of the AMBA,
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State gears up for Mera Houchongba celebration IMPHAL | Sept 16 In continuation to the review meeting to assess the projects being taken up by various departments, chief minister, N. Biren today chaired the review meeting of 14 departments to discuss the targets of the developmental to be completed in the current year 2017-18. The review meeting was held at the cabinet hall. During the meeting, N. Biren asserted that the need of the hour is to give priority on the public oriented developmental works for the growth and progress of the State. He stated that if the government cannot provide or deliver good governance and benefits to the poor
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 At least four people sustained injuries when unknown miscreant exploded a hand grenade this evening inside a building at Mantripukhri, Imphal East district. Reports said the grenade was exploded around 5 pm targeting the office of Hindustan Construction Company which is inside the five storey building belonging to one Mukesh Sharma. The building is situated just opposite to 69 CRPF battalion Mantripukhri. Altogether four persons, all of them staffs of Hindustan Construction Company, sustained splinter injuries and were evacuated to Rajmedicity. However, all of them are said to be out of danger. Later
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI |Sep 16  Following the alleged failure of the Manipur University authority in fulfilling their assurance over the reservation issue on August 31 meeting, the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur has decided to re-intensify agitation over the issue.   Earlier, the student body had suspended its 48 hours ultimatum over the issue following the assurance of the vice chancellor and heads of department in a joint meeting held on August 31 at the vice chancellor’s office chamber. The apex body of the tribal students of the state, ATSUM and Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU) have been demandi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 Information and public relation minister, Th. Biswajit said that media plays a big role in the society and is acting as a moderator between the public and policy makers. He was delivering the chief guest’s speech on the observation of the 43rd foundation day of All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) today at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal. Stating that a real journalist should follow the journalistic principle the minister asked journalists to maintain accuracy of the news as sometimes a faulty news can misguide the whole public. Mentioning that media plays an important role in bringing societ
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Newmai News Network SENAPATI |Sept 16 United Naga Council (UNC) said today that it will continue to oppose former chief minister O. Ibobi and the Congress party. The Naga body said it will not allow the former CM and the Congress party to hold the ongoing district level political workers’ conference in Naga areas. Information and publicity wing of the UNC said that many Nagas or tribal people were killed in the state during the time of O. Ibobi led Congress government. “We cannot forget that soon about the atrocities meted out to the Nagas or tribal by the Ibobi Singh led communal government of Manipur,” said the UNC.   The Naga b
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights (COHR), Phulindro Konsam charged that the endangered animal Sangai and floating hut of Loktak lake were displayed in Sangai festival as replica but the government and LDA are destroying the eco-system of Loktak. Addressing a protest meet held yesterday at Phoubakchao Awang leikai, Sekmaijin community hall under the topic “Decommission Ithai barrage of 105 MW Loktak project” Phulindro said “keeping replica of Sangai and its habitat during Sangai festival is like a big joke”. He said government claimed Sangai deer and Loktak lake as natural heritage but i
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 As observed and celebrated all over the world decrease depletion of earth’s ozone layer, World Ozone Day was celebrated in the state today at Ghanapriya Women’s College, Old Lambulane. The state level function was organised jointly by directorate of environment and G.P Women’s College under the theme “Caring for all life under the sun”. Minister for forests and environment, horticulture and soil conservation, Th. Shyamkumar, attending the function as chief guest said it is the need of the hour to save our earth and its environment.  He also said that theories of protecting and preserving th
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 An emergency public meeting was held at Lalpani High School ground yesterday organised by All Jiribam Linguistic Minority Peoples’ Organisation (AJLMPO) in connection with the demand of withdrawal of candidature of non-Manipur in the ensuing Gram Panchayat elections raised by the KSA and JCILPS. A release singed by AJLMPO vice-president, Sushil Namasudra said the meeting strongly condemned the statement of KSA saying, “The KSA has threatened to ban movement of non-local people in all localities, if the non-local candidate contesting in the forthcoming ‘Panchayat election’ do not withdraw their candidature by Septemb
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 The regional directorate of Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED), ministry of labour and employment today organised the state level 59th Workers Education Day at Kuki Inn. The function was attended by parliamentary secretary for health and family welfare, Soibam Subhaschandra Singh as chief guest. In his speech, he said that NGOs, trade unions and social activists have a big role to play in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor in the society. Briefing media persons on the sideline of the programme, regional director of DTNBWED, Wangkhem Iboyaima Si
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 The North-East Forum for International Solidarity today petitioned the Union ministry of Home Affairs seeking an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of state youth, Pravish Chanam, who was found secretly cremated at Noida recently. A release said a memorandum submitted to the ministry maintained that since the UP police’s inquiry is bound to be heavily biased since its own personnel are implicated in the case, the apex agency CBI should be rope in. It also demanded that the inquiry should especially probe the alleged connivance of police personnel with the criminals and hospital auth
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 All Manipur Muslim Development Committee (AMMDC) said that the government’s act of playing the silent game over the incident of hurting the religious sentiments of Manipuri Muslims by Y. Devjit on Facebook, even after serious condemnations had been made by various organisations is a humiliation to the Muslim community.  A release signed by president of AMMDC, Md. Sayeed Ahamad Sheikh said since Y. Devjit has not made any apology for the derogatory post he made in social media hurting the sentiments of Muslim community, it is proven that he had intentionally committed the act. However, the Meitei-Pangal community have nev
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 The court of the district magistrate, Imphal west district has issued orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 that the entry of any person in Iroisemba Community Hall is prohibited with immediate effect.    The order issued by district magistrate, Imphal West, said that there is likelihood of serious breach of peace and tranquillity in the mentioned area on account of dispute over ownership Iroisemba community hall. Entry of any person in the area should be prohibited as an immediate preventive measure to prevent breach of peace and disturbance to the public, it said. The order shall not apply to
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 A one day state level orientation programme on adoption regularisation, 2017 was organised today at the auditorium of the High Court of Manipur by social welfare department. Speaking as guest of honour, social welfare director, Jacintha Lazarus claimed that adoption is a practice in the state but many people do not follow the legal framework of adoption. Earlier the focus was given to the parents who adopted child but after the introduction of the juvenile justice act the main focus is given to the child giving importance on how a child is treated and on what environment is the child living, she added.
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 A social awareness programme was organised today at SDO Block, Sanikot, Churachandpur by Assam Rifles with the aim to spread awareness and enlighten people about various central and state government schemes for the overall development of the district and their welfare. A release said that the programme was attended by around 750 people and 200 students from various parts of Churachandpur district and added that a number of stalls from various government departments including Horticulture, Fisheries, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, PNB, Axis, HDFC Banks, PAN Card, AADHAR card, etc. were established to educate the locals about schemes
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 15 President of Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA), Moirangthem Luxman appealed to the guardians of school students to buy school uniforms from Kanglei Groups of Industries for Garments and Uniforms ((KGIFGU). Addressing a press meet today at the office of KSA located at Kwakeithel, Luxman said in order to control the state economy within the state, guardians must start buying school uniforms from the indigenous industries. He said it has been informed to all the schools to issue school uniforms from indigenous dealers of the state rather than non-local dealers in the last year. Some dealers have nego
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IMPHAL | Sept The high court of Manipur has notified that it will remain closed from September 21 to 29 on account of Puja vacation. During the vacation period, there will be one court sitting on September 25, said a release. Filling of urgent matter pertaining to civil and criminal will be allowed on September 22 from 10.30 am to 3 pm, it said. The acting chief justice will constitute the vacation court of justice Kh. Nobin Singh with single bench matters, it further said. The office will remain open on September 22, 25, 26, and 28 from 10 am to 4.30 pm, it said, adding limitation will not run during the vacation.
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THOUBAL | Sept 16 The councillor of ward number 3 of Kakching Municipal Council (KMC), Naorem Sanjitkumar has become the new chairperson of the municipal council. During the election held today to appoint the new chairperson of the council,  Naorem Sanjitkumar defeated his rival Mayanglambam Memcha Devi, who is also the councillor of ward number 1, KMC by a margin of 6 votes. Mention may be made that the post of chairperson of Kakching Municipal Council has been lying vacant after the predecessor chairperson, M. Inakhunbi Devina submitted resignation on August 19. 
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 The Maoist Communist Party said the organisation, in order to save the indigenous people and its native land, will be joining the ongoing movement for indigenous people. Within a week, the party will be declaring about certain goals of the movement to be set and take another week’s time to discuss the matter with the public, said a release signed by coordinator, standing committee of the outfit, Kyonghan Mangang. The release said that the movement will take time to resolve and the bill which is being demanded to be introduced in the upcoming winter session will not be a transparent one as the people do not have the knowle
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IMPHAL | Sept 16 Th. Shyamkumar, minister MAHUD, town planning, forests and environment and horticulture and soil conservation inaugurated the ‘Loan Mohatsav’ organised by the HDFC bank at its Imphal branch in MG Avenue. Similar ‘Loan Mohatsav’ was also held at HDFC Bank Paona Bazar branch and Chingmeirong branch today. Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Th. Shyamkumar appreciated the HDFC bank for providing vehicle loan to the unemployed youths saying that it will give an opportunity to them to earn livelihood. He appealed to the loan beneficiaries to repay the loan on time to maintain a healthy relationship and trust be
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL | Sept 16 As a part of Swahhta hi Sewa campaign to be held all over India till October 2 for a clean India, a rally of students was held at Khangabok Basu ground, Thoubal organised by public health engineering department, Thoubal district. The rally was led by representatives of rural voluntary services located at Wangjing. More than 200 students of Tentha took part in the rally. Executive engineer of PHED Thoubal division, M.A. Samad, who flagged off the rally from the gate of its office, said that the goal of the rally is that all should maintain cleanliness. The goal of swachhta hi sewa is also cleanliness.
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