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  • 25
  • May
MOREH | May 25 Kwatha villagers imposed a 24 hours bandh along National Highway-102 in protest against the recent twin IED blasts near the village. According to the protesters, the persons or organisations behind the blast had been asked through media to clarify on or before May 24 and also requested the state government to look into the matter seriously but no positive development came, and eventually the bandh has been called. There were no plying of vehicles along the national highway and so far there have been no reports of any untoward incidents till the time of filing this report.
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected people strongly protested step-motherly treatment of the IFC Minister, Letpao Haokip, under the BJP led coalition Government, A press released by MDDAP, Y Thoiba, stated that the Minister has taken stock of the affected public in the upstream of the dam project and promised resettlement and other packages for the villagers. However, the Minister visited the dam site and passed through the down-stream affected areas including Tumukhong which is situated at 0 km of the dam, totally ignoring the plight of the downstream affected villagers, it lamented
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 Newly constructed resort at the bank of Leishang Hiden cannel has turned into a haven for notorious people as the government is yet to inaugurate it. Many items of the resort have been stolen. Considering the fact that Manipur is becoming tourist destination for both domestic and foreign tourists Manipur Development Society constructed a resort near the bank of Leishang Hiden near Manipur University’s main gate. But the resort has not been inaugurated after the construction completed in 2016. Speaking to the media, Haobam Sanajaoba, chief advisor of Leishang Hiden Development Committee, Kyamgei said yesterday some
  • 25
  • May
From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | May 25 An old staff quarter of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) was damaged by a major fire while the neighbouring quarter was partially damaged today noon. The fire broke out at around 12:10 pm due to short circuit in the power line connected to a mobile charger and within a span of a few minutes the 50 year old quarter was reduced to ashes and the neighbouring quarter was partially damaged. The neighbours rushed to the spot instantly and members of Kanggui Youth Union and personnel of 38 Assam Rifles, Kangpokpi arrived at the spot along with its post commander, Major Syed Irfan to look i
  • 25
  • May
KANGPOKPI | May 25 Though transferred Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kangpokpi district continues to assist a prominent social worker of Kangpokpi so as to motivate the latter to sustain his extraordinary social service. The social worker Nehkholam Kipgen works on hygienic and cleanliness ways of living in the town for the past many years and on his own pocket he carried out various cleanliness drives in the town alone and sometimes with likeminded people. Nehkholam Kipgen is now physically weak due to illness and he was introduced to the SP by the local media person and the SP immediately met him and handed over Rs 10,000 in cash
  • 25
  • May
JIRIBAM | May 25 (JNN) The United Chiefs Committee (UCC) Jiribam block, in its core meeting held on May 23 at Tuisuolien unanimously adopted a significant resolution that the power of attorney which was given to three individuals namely, Tahemang Panmei, S K Adipou and Lalhmingthang Hmar has been removed. A release said the power was conferred to them on January 30, 2017 to act as link - men between the chiefs and the government in connection with the compensation related affairs in the imminent Jiribam to Tipaimukh road construction by NHIDCL under the ministry of Road Transport and Highway New Delhi. Further, the statement added
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 The JAC of All Manipur Refresh Written Test Successful Candidate of Police Constable, Male, 2013 Batch has expressed their gratitude to the government of Manipur for conducting the pending Viva-Voce of DPC and also appealed to the government to declare the final result by the month of June. The JAC has stated in a release that the candidates who have applied for the Manipur Police Constable have been facing hardship for four years and the authority concerned should take up measures in this regard. The JAC further requested all the candidates and guardians to attend the General Body Meeting on May 28 at 10 am.
  • 25
  • May
JIRIBAM | May 25 The 10-day training programme on kouna (water reed) mat making which began from May 15 was concluded today at Sanamahi Laisang Irum Sanglen Lairembi Leikai, Jiribam, organised by Jiri Development Organisation (JDO) under the sponsorship of Senmitlon Sintha Chaokhat Lup, Jiri & Relief Foundation for the destitute, Imphal. Today on the outset of the closing function an exhibition of the kouna-made materials which was manufactured during the training programme was displayed. The materials included kouna mat, bags, baskets, purse and flower bases. The keynote address of the closing programme was delivered by W Nilamani
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 The Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has strongly condemned the act of shooting and killing of a woman labourer, Shanti at Premnagar, Moreh by unknown miscreants on May 22. A release said the present state government’s assurance to maintain peace in the state is failing with the increase of many crimes and killings in the state. The duty of Manipur police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area is questionable regarding the incident, stated the release. MPP further urged the government to look into the matter seriously and take stringent actions against the culprits instead of making false promises.
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 The Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has strongly condemned the act of shooting and killing of a woman labourer, Shanti at Premnagar, Moreh by unknown miscreants on May 22. A release said the present state government’s assurance to maintain peace in the state is failing with the increase of many crimes and killings in the state. The duty of Manipur police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area is questionable regarding the incident, stated the release. MPP further urged the government to look into the matter seriously and take stringent actions against the culprits instead of making false promises.
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 Cease work strike for Manipur University Contractors’ Association’s demanding payment of bills for the construction works in the last two years MUCA ended today. Pending bills for the construction of Manipur university campus building will start processing of clearing bills from tomorrow, registrar of Manipur University, M Shyamkesho assured. Speaking to the media, president of MUCA, L Guni said bills have been pending since last three years with a sum of 14 cores. Also construction work has been halted since May 17. But with the commitment of registrar, MU strike of MUCA will be ended from today, he said. And fu
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 The North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) is organising admission counselling centres across the Northeast as well as in Delhi and Chandigarh. It will provide admission counselling through helpline numbers. A release said, as student faces a lot of problems during admission time, its activists will help aspiring students and provide them with necessary information so that they get hassle-free admission in Delhi University and Panjab University, Chandigarh. NEFIS volunteers can be contacted for admission related information on the following numbers: Delhi unit - 09205375857, 09818689635, 07838983871, Assa
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  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 A team of district police commando, Imphal West arrested one active member of ZUF from Jiribam Parking, Wahengbam Leikai, said a release by police PRO. It said the arrested member was identified as Jeanreilung Gonmei alias Celestin alias Abungmei alias Munna, 24, son of Ngamlungpou Gonmei of Awangkhul Part-I, and a case has been registered at Imphal Police Station and investigation is on.
  • 25
  • May
IMPHAL | May 25 The Tribe – A Debating Society, Kakching is organising the first “War of Wit – debate by inviting guest debators” on the topic, ‘Making of National Highway through Kakching market will bring more development to the society’. A release said the debate will take place on May 28 at the Library and Information Centre, kakching at 9 am. The speaker of the debate will be journalist Khelen Thokchom, Special Correspondent, The Telegraph, it said.
  • 24
  • May
From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | May 24 The last rites of the eight tribal martyrs was done today at the Khuga Dam near the old helipad and the longest preservation of eight dead bodies of about 632 days at the morgue of Churchandpur District Hospital came to an end with their burial. The burial was done in accordance to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the government of Manipur with the Joint Actions Committee Against Anti Tribal Bills (JACAATB). The funeral service witnessed a gun salute in the honour of the eight “martyrs.” The tribal “martyrs” lost their lives in protest against the three bills passed in t
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 In the final hearing whether to conduct ossification for all the alleged juvenile accuses of the infamous Phaknung gang-rape case who had been in the juvenile home, Juvenile Justice Board today ordered to conduct ossification test only for one accused and rejected the plea to conduct ossification test for other five alleged accuses. During the hearing the petitioners’ council submits that as the ages recorded of the alleged accuses in the authentic documents, certificates and the testimonies have differences, conducting ossification test would be the right step considering the gravity of the crime.
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 Guneshwori Nongmaithem who got the second position in the Higher Secondary Education (HSE) exam 2017 conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) is on cloud nine. The second child of N (O) Bineshwari Devi and N Shantakumar Singh of Kumbi Tera was a bright student of E K Higher Secondary School and managed to get only the best even in her school days. In an interview with Guneshwari and her parents, she revealed that her parents have helped hera lot to achieve and strive only for the best. She also credited her success to the tireless effort given by her teachers, siblings and
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 “Strong foundations of my high school education have been a blessing to me. I wish to continue student activism and also at the same time study hard to pursuit civil services examinations as my future plans.” This was stated by Bruce Pebam, 8th position holder of this years’ COHSEM higher secondary examination in arts stream, who is also a leading member of the All Manipur Students Union. In a brief chat with the Imphal Free Press over the phone, Bruce said he devotes at least 2 to 3 hours daily for studies besides his activism. “I did my schooling at St Joseph High school, Sangaiporou. I
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| May 24 Life has never been easy to Thaonaojam Loyangamba Meitei, the fourth position holder in Commerce stream in the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur result announced yesterday. Normally as usual including media, everyone’s first attention goes to first position holders but the struggle of this talented, hard working young boy has won everyone’s heart when his life story uploaded in social media especially Facebook by his well-wishers. Loyangamba as usual was working at his jugalli (wage labour) site at Singjamei when he heard of the exam result from one of his friends through mobile phone
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 Irrigation and food control department (IFCD), youth affairs and sports (YAS) minister, Letpao Haokip assured to build schools and repair the road to the village during his visit today at Chadong village, Phungyar Tehsil in Ukhrul District. Speaking on the occasion, IFC minister said the government has created a high power committee which comprises of PHE minister and ministry concerned. Before the visit the committee had analysed the condition of the village and decided to manage a sustainable resource for the villagers. He also said, for the dismantled houses, fields, and other essential commoditi
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 Citizen orgainsations today demanded withdrawal of the plan to explore oil and drilling activities in the state. The organisations held a public consultation programme at the Nupi Lan Complex, Imphal. The consultation was organised to protect, preserve and manage the land and resources of the state. After the meeting the organisations resolved to apprise the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government of Manipur and related oil companies to reconsider and withdraw all plans to explore and drilling activities in the state. The meeting resolved to initiate all appropriate measures to stop oil explorat
  • 24
  • May
IMPHAL | May 24 Senior advocate, Naorem Kumarjit Singh, has been appointed as the Advocate General (AG) of Manipur with immediate effect from today. An official order was issued by the Law and Legislative Affairs department appointing the senior advocate with the post of AG. Naorem Kumarjit Singh, son of late Naorem Sanajaoba Singh, hails from Keishampat Mutum Leikai Born in January 1, 1959 he obtained his degree in Bachelor of Laws in fist division from Lucknow Universiy, Uttar Pradesh in 1981. He has been designated as senior advocate by the then Guwahati High Court in September 6, 2010. N Kumarjit has been practicing for th
  • 24
  • May
THOUBAL | May 24 Miscreants planted a hand grenade at the residential gate of an individual at Wabagai Lamkai Super market early morning today. The bomb was planted at the gate of one Ingocha Meitei, 61, son of (L) Lalajaoba around 5 am. Later a team of the concerned police station retrieved the bomb and safely detonated around 6 am. Denouncing the bomb threat local meira paibis of the area staged a sit in demonstration.
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  • May
IMPHAL | May 24 In what could be a proud moment for Manipur, a girl from Churachandpur district has topped the Higher Secondary examination of Meghalaya. The topper has been identified as Dimsonjen Vaiphei, daughter of Ginalalthuam Vaiphei (father) and Dimlalnei Vaiphei of Mualngat Village, Churachandpur district. Vaiphei finished her matriculation from St Xavier’s School Moirang (81.14 percent) and continued her higher secondary from St Anthony Higher Secondary School, Shillong in Arts stream. The Zillai (Vaiphei Students’ Association) General Headquarter has congratulated all the Vaiphei students who have cracked the higher se
  • 24
  • May
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 Manipur Library Association (MALA) today observed its 30 years of existence at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul at the presence of Art & Culture and Health & Family Welfare minister, L Jayantakumar Singh and CAF&PD minister, Karam Shyam Singh as chief guest and functional president respectively. Addressing the gathering, Jayantakumar said libraries are knowledge bank but the importance of library is not known by youths and students of this era and its importance needs to be reiterated to today’s youth and children for future purposes. He continued, many think that libraries are not even necessary in
  • 24
  • May
From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | May 24 The transfer and posting orders of government of Manipur, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms issued yesterday disappointed the people of Kangpokpi. Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organization and Kanggui Youth Union had a joint meeting this afternoon at KYU office at Kangpokpi in connection with the orders issued where the current Kangpokpi SP, who is also the first ever SP of the newly created Kangpokpi district has been transferred to Pherzawl. Briefing media persons after meeting, Tolminthang Misao, president KYU said the newly created Kangpokpi district is advancing towards develo

        

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