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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 22 The deputy commissioner (DC) of Churachandpur district, Shyam Lal Poonia issued a press statement today in regards to GST in an awareness programme organised at DTC hall by the District Administration of Churachandpur in collaboration with taxation department, Government of Manipur. The workshop was attended by government officials, staff from STC (BSF), Churachandpur, entrepreneurs, retailers, cable operators, oil and gas dealers and others. Speaking on the occasion, the DC stressed upon the importance of getting registered on GSTN and appealed to all the stakeholders to come forward  and h
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 22 The newly formed Mao Market Coordinating Association (MMCA) will observe the first Mao Market day on July 25, at on the Naga Nalla, Nagamapal. Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, MMCA, convenor, Pumi Losii Mao said that the association was formed as asked by the chief minister, N. Biren Singh on June 20, for building a dedicated Mao market in Imphal. The association was formed by joining hands with Mao Union Imphal, Mao Women Business Union, International Peace and Social Advancement, Kangleipak Students' Association, Chanura Lamchinglen Kangleipak and Kanglei Ima Lup and Kangl
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IMPHAL| July 22 It has been notified by the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department that the draw of lots for the fifth general panchayat elections will be held on July 24, 2 pm at the Panchayat Bhawan Porompat, under the provisions of the Manipur Panchayati Raj act, 1994. It further stated that the draw of lots will be held for the purpose of reservation of seats for scheduled tribes, scheduled castes and women in respect of seats of members of Zilla Parishads of Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Kakching and Jiribam, and all concerned are requested to attend the said draw of lots on time.
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IMPHAL | July 22 The transport department has informed that the State Level Road Safety Council (SLRC) meeting under the chairmanship of chief minister was held today at 6 pm at the chief minister secretariat. A release said, discussions were carried out in the meeting on various issues concerning road safety measures being taken up in the state. The meeting also discussed various observations made by the committee of supreme court on road safety, followed by several points regarding road safety funds, lead agencies, monitoring cells, investigations for fake driving licences, road safety policies and issues regarding stray cattle and ponie
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Unanimous stand on amending Constitution to protect state boundary By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL July 21 Manipur Assembly today unanimously reaffirmed a resolution adopted in 2015 by the House to urge the Centre to amend the Article 3 of the Constitution to safeguard Manipur’s boundary. “This House unanimously resolves to reiterate the Resolution No. 117 passed by this Hosue on 31 st August, 2015 for amendment of Article 3 of the Constitution of India by incorporating that the prior consent of the state legislature of the affected state(s) shall be mandatorily obtained while forming new state and alteration of areas, boundaries or names
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IMPHAL | July 21 Chief minister N. Biren Singh replying to a starred question from Opposition member Kh. Joykishan said that there are no authorized camps of the NSCN (IM) in the state. He, however, acknowledged that there are activities of the Naga group and suo-motto case has been registered regarding the killing of two civilians at Kharasom on June 15 last. Joykishan insisted that it is common knowledge that NSCN (IM) camps exist in Manipur and whether those who are related to the murder of the mentioned two persons have been arrested. Biren said the NSCN (IM) have mobile offices and the cadres disappear in the vast jungle expanses afte
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Newmai News Network SENAPATI | July 21 Much to the disappointment of the United Naga Council (UNC), the tripartite talks on the district creation have been postponed, again. The talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Central Government and the State Government of Manipur were scheduled to be held on July 22 (Saturday) in Senapati district headquarters at the ‘political level’ but the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has “fervently requested” the UNC leaders to have the talks early next month. Speaking to Newmai News Network this evening over phone, Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA),Government
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 Four students of CC Higher Secondary School got minor injuries and Imphal East police commando OC, L. Vaiphei got head injury during a clash today between the students and the police. The the clash broke out at around 12 noon when the police tried to stop the students of the school from marching a rally in front of the school gate at Sanjenthong, Imphal. The student tried to march towards chief minister’s bungalow demanding roll back of the transfer of eight teachers from the school. During the clash traffic was stop from Sanjenthong bridge till Palace gate for around one hour. Eyewitnesses said st
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 The Bishnupur police arrested three persons in connection with the murder case 4th Assam Regiment, havildar, Moirangthem Herachandra Singh. The havildar was found death with a bullet hole on his forehead on July 10, in a canal in between Kwaksiphai and Nachou, Bishnupur district. Police arrested one a suspect identified as S. Ibosana Singh (54) son of S. Biramangol of Keibul Awang Leikai on July 15. From the disclosure of Ibosana yesterday police were able to arrest two more persons who were allegedly involved in the killing of the personnel including late Herachandra’s wife, Moirangthem (O) Indira
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 The 24x7 emergency health service of the Community Health Centre (CHC) Yaipripok has been suspended immediately following shortage of doctors. A statement issued by the hospital management society CHC Yairipok stated that the decision to suspend the 24x7 operation of the CHC was taken by the society during its emergency meeting. The statement further pointed out that as per the Indian Public Health Standard a CHC requires 11 doctors. However, the CHC is presently run by only two doctors. It claimed that the matter pertaining to the shortage of doctors has been appraised to the authority concerned seve
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 Principal secretary education (s), Vineet Joshi, reacting to a recent report of transfers of 447 higher secondary teachers, clarified that the transfers were carried out in the interest of the students. Briefing media persons in this regards at SSA office Babupara, Vineet Joshi, disclosed that the transfers of teachers wer imminent for they (transferred teachers) were graduate teachers who have been promoted to lecturers. If the transfer process was not affected the teachers would be deprived of their salaries, said Vineet Joshi. “The teachers themselves have been asking the department for their tra
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL | July 21 Guardians and students of Fundrei High School, under Wangjing- Tentha Assembly constituency had closed down the school yesterday in protest against transfer of two teachers, when the school does not have enough teachers already. Angry students and guardians held a sit-in protest in front of the school gate. “We are not opening the school until our teachers are provided,” said a protestor. A guardian expressed that Fundrei High School is the only government school at Fundrei; there are a total of 365 students who are presently studying in the school, from class I to X. Students from the village wh
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IMPHAL | July 21 The art and culture minister L. Jayantakumar Singh said that Manipur State Film and Television Institute (MSFTI) plans to start a PG diploma course in documentary from October, with a budget provision of Rs. 1.5 crore for the fiscal year 2017-18. This was stated while replying to a question raised by MLA, Khangabok A/C Surjakumar Okram during question hours, in the second day of the second session of the Eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly, today. The minister further informed the House that the courses offered in the Manipur University of Culture are graduate course in dance, music, sankritana, umang lai haraoba, thang-
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IMPHAL | July In the evening session of the second day of the ongoing budget session, the House unanimously passed Rs. 1035,05,43,250 for different departmental expenditures to be incurred during August, 2017. Questions and observations raised by the opposition members in connection with the general discussion on budget estimate 2017-18, the finance minister clarified that the reason for small budget is due to inability of submission of utilization certificates (UC) by some departments and conversion of ACC Bills to DCC Bills. He stated that with the implementation of GST and proper management of financial resources, there will be surplus
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IMPHAL | July 21 Nine reports have been tabled in today’s Assembly session. Th. Biswajit Singh, minister, power tabled the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Manipur & Mizoram (Metering for Grid Connected Renewable Energy) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2016 and the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Manipur & Mizoram (Electricity Supply Code) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2016. Joykumar Singh, deputy chief minister (in-charge of finance) tabled Finance Accounts (Volume-I), 2015-2016, Finance Accounts (Volume-II), Appropriation Accounts, 2015-16, Audit Report (Report No. 1), 2015-16, Manipur; Audit Report (Repor
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IMPHAL | July 21 Two fasting home guard personnel were hospitalised at RIMS today due to deterioration of their health at 3.30 pm. The two personnel are Md. Tombi N. Ratankumar. both of them are reportedly diabetic patients. Five home guard personnel launched indefinite hunger strike demanding increased wage yesterday at home guard complex, Lamphel. The other hunger strikers are Heisnam Sudesh, Y. Nabakumar Singh and G. John Sharma.
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IMPHAL | July 21 The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) today received a total of Rs. 10.80 lakh from different organisations and institutes. Chief minister N. Biren Singh received the donations at his secretariat. Shija Hospitals and Research Institute donated Rs. 3 lakh, Manipur Chemists and Druggists Association Rs. 2.5 lakh, Indian Tourism Congress (NE) Rs. 2 lakh, Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association Rs. 1 lakh, Sangai Healthcare and Research Centre Rs. 1 lakh, Manipuri Muslim Online Forum Rs. 50,000, Waikhom Mani Girls College Rs. 50,000 and Shishu Nistha Niketan, Imphal donated Rs. 30,000.
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL | July 21  It has been alleged that under the Controller of Technical Education, a Polytechnic building has been forcefully constructed at the complex of the state government’s only district level fish seed farm at Wangbal, Thoubal district.    It is alleged that the former government had secretly allotted 1.87 hectares out the 2.5 hectares of the fishery department to Polytechnic without taking any consent from the fishery department, and started the constructions since December 15. The complex which is the only place for breeding small fishes in the district was initially given to fishery department in
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 The first study centre in the state for Company Secretary (CS) course has been opened today at Hotel Imphal, Sangai Hall by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in collaboration with Dhana Manjuri College of Commerce. Along with the inaugural function, a mega career awareness programme is also held where students and parents took part in the programme. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is also signed between the two firms by their respective heads namely Pravin Kumar Chhajer, vice-president of North-Eastern Chapter of ICSI and Ph. Ibomcha Sharma, principal of DM College of Commerce.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 Residents of Sawombung staged a sit-in protest against the mysterious death of Kaguisinlu Palmei of Sawombung Sairem today at Sawombung Sairem bazar. Kaguisinlu has been missing since July 16 from her house and she was found dead at Iril river near Urup Makha Leikai yesterday evening. Speaking to the media, Panti Gonmei, convenor of joint action committee against mysterious death of a minor girl (Lt) Kaguisinlu Palmei of Sawombung Sairem said similar incident has been occurring in the state in the last decades. She urged the government to arrest and punish. If such accuses are left scot free more such
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| July 21 A physically challenged minor girl of Takyel Deaf and Mute School was found to be more than seven weeks pregnant, according to State Platform of Disabled People Organisation Manipur (SPDPO). Speaking to reporters, Yunus Khan, president of SPDPO, alleged that the pregnant minor girl was admitted at RIMS hospital on July 12 and has undergone abortion with the permission of the minor’s family on July 13. He also alleged that Dr. N.K. Premika Devi, assistant professor, RIMS hospital, issued a certificate which stated that the minor is mentally unfit. The incident came to light when the minor girl (15), w
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 21 Many commuters faced hardship as the major intersection road in the heart of the town at Bungmual remained unattended by the authority concerned. Repeated appeals were made to BRO 80 RRC HQ 1522 RMPL, who were responsible for Tipaimuk road, but no positive response has been made so far. The flooded road with potholes next to the entrance of Lalthruaipui Foundation School has brought an immense hardship to the students, school vans and motorists. The MDC CT Lian Guite of New Lamka West and retired IRS officer Khaikhanthang took the responsibility and approached the 80 RCC for three times and c
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR| July 21 United Educated Multipurpose Self-employed Voluntary Organisation Manipur secretary Ajitkumar Heirangkhongjam said that preparations have been made to organise a 15 day Mega Festival at Nambol from December 28, 2017 to January 11, 2018. The festival will be organised so that skilled artisans of the state can exhibit their products built in the state, he said adding it will also give an opportunity to sell their products. To make Manipur a productive place by becoming economically independent, we need to buy and use our own products made in the state, he said adding that all should take this opportu
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 By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 21 NPF law maker from Tamei constituency, Awangbow Newmai today told the state Assembly that the NPF inn Manipur is not sponsored by the government of Nagaland. Reacting to an allegation by a Congress member that the NPF in Manipur is sponsored he said that the party has its own constitution and recognized by the ECI. “We welcome any peace process initiated by the government. Manipur is a multi-ethnic society and we work for the welfare of the people. There must be peace and mutual respect, “Everyone is happy, trust has been regained, we are a family now,” he said.
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 21 The deputy commissioner of Churachandpur, Shyam Lal Poonia today issued an order to the district level officers (DLOs) to monitor or be a mentor of one school each for all the 38 major primary and high schools of the district. The order stated that the DLOs concerned including the DC himself has to mentor a town based school and the specified 38 primary and high schools of the district by counselling the parents of students in their locality. Moreover, he has ordered them to conduct meeting of school managing committee fortnightly, submit the monthly reports, conduct parent and teacher meetin
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | July 21 Customers of SBI bank situated at Somsai, Ukhrul are facing hardship in withdrawing money due to the shortage of cash in the bank. The branch manager of the bank told IFP that the bank is facing problems since the remittance for two months is pending. Due to the inclement weather the choppers are unable to fly and land at Ukhrul. A currency chest of Rs 40 Crore per month is sufficient for transaction to more than 28,000 customers and the matter has been forwarded to regional office, he added. He further said that customers have to walk a kilometre or more in an alternate slushy road as the 27 Assam
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