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IMPHAL | Sept 15 The activists of North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) along with DAMMS today protested at Gautam Budh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) office against police’s gross negligence in the case of the death of a Manipuri youth, Pravish Chanam. A release said NEFIS Manipur Unit also held a condolence meeting in Khuman Lampak, Imphal, where a large number of students gathered to demand justice for Pravish. The release alleged that the police have been guilty of gross negligence in the whole matter. Despite the complaint being lodged on September 9, the ‘Person Missing’ pamphlets were issued two da
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 Works minister Thongom Biswajit has called for self dedication among the engineers for the welfare of the society. Speaking on the occasion of 50th Engineers Day celebration which was held in commemoration of the 157th birth anniversary of bharat ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvararya at the auditorium of Goverment Polytechnic, Takyel, minister said that engineers should play a vital role for developing a society. The celebration was organised by Institution of Engineers (India) Manipur state centre. The minister also recalled the contribution of Visvesvararya in nation building. He also observed that engineers should follow the
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 15 The National Peoples Party needs to make a clear stand and we want deputy chief minister Y Joykumar to clarify whether he instigated his son Y Debjit to post a communal statement in the social media against the minority muslims, said president of the Manipur Muslim Welfare Organization Abdulla Pathan to mediapersons today. The Manipur Muslim Women Organisation organised a sit in protest at Hatta blocking one side of the road demanding that the police take up stringent action against Y Debjit. Abdullah mentioned that the action of the deputy chief minister’s son is condemned by all for his remarks and
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IMPHAL | Sept 15  Education, Labour & Employment Minister Shri Radheshyam Singh held meeyamgi numit at Laikol Community Hall, Heirok. The Minister said it has been observed at this single location the bringing all the people there so that they could obtain their required information from the respective department’s stall. He pointed out that as most of the people are daily wage earners their one day’s time is very precious. So as to enable to save their time, money and energy the observation is being done at Heirok with the initiative of Deputy Commissioner. In the Meeyamgi Numit fourteen different departments under the Government
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 Chief minister N. Biren Singh today launched the “Swachhata Hi Seva” campaign to mobilise and create awareness on environmental cleanliness in the entire state towards making a ‘New India’. The event was organised by forest department, government of Manipur held at the King’s English School, Koirengei. On the occasion, chief minister administered the Swachhata Hi Seva pledge to make cleanliness drive across the state to make a better eco-friendly and clean environment, elimination of open defecation, promote the idea of reduce, recycle and reuse, behavioural change regarding healthy sanitation practices, importanc
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 The workers of Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) launched indefinite cease-work strike against alleged neglect of the department. Secretary of ID (1), Nityaipat Chuthek centre, Landeibam Vikas said that the agitation started on September 13, but “this is intensifying our agitation to pressurise the present government and the power department.” He further said that “it seems the higher officials are disinterested in our demands, salary is not disbursed on time and many other things have angered the staffs.” Sit-in-protest was staged in various distribution channels like Nityaipat Chuthek, Kh
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JIRIBAM | Sept 15 A mass drive of Jiribam police continued at the various localities of Jiribam for the detection of illegal migration at Jiribam. The drive was conducted under the supervision of SP of Jiribam district, Moirangthem Mubi Singh. Talking with the media persons, the additional SP of Jiribam, Ajit Kumar Sharma and SDPO, Jiribam Rajkumar Charles said that the mass drive was started from the September 13. Jiribam police conducted mass drive rigidly for detection of illegal migrants and fake electoral card, in which the team minutely checked documents and identity proof issued by competent authority, reported Charles. He further
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 Thirty-six gold biscuits weighing 5976.2 grams worth around Rs. 1.79 crores were seized today by the customs department from Imphal international airport from the possession of six passengers. The six individuals are identified as Kewal Singh (27) son of Lekh Raj from Jammu and Kashmir, Dulair Singh son of Suresh Kumar from Jammu and Kashmir, Neeraja (29) son of Ratan Chand from Punjab, Rintu Halder son of Arup Halder from West Bengal, Mintu Pan son of Sunil Pan from West Bengal and Rohit Bagga son of Pramod Bagga from Delhi. Speaking to media persons custom division, Imphal deputy commissioner, Gaikhonlung Panmei said tha
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 Education Minister Shri Radheshyam inaugurated the 50-bedded Sports' Hostel of Waikhom Mani Girls’ College, Thoubal today. It was constructed under the University Grant Commission's sponsorship to facilitate the girls’ student of the college who are associated with games and sports of different disciplines. During the inauguration ceremony, the Minister said that people involved in education need to put extra effort to be able to address the issues of increasing number of drop – out among the youths after attaining certain educational standards. He said, in an effort to identify the reason for the drop out a survey is
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ (People's Day) was also held at Noney, presided by the deputy commissioner, H. Worshang. All the district level officers were also present at the interaction programme with the public leaders. The villages chairmen, village authority leaders, CVO leaders, village development leaders put up their grievances of water supply ,roads connectivity, education system, health centres and other basic amenities. The villagers of Haochong also plead to shift the C/8 Assam Rifles Company from the building of Haochong High School. In Moreh border town, ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ was observed today at the Moreh police IB.
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DIMAPUR | Sep 15 (NNN) The Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu led Naga People’s Front (NPF) said today that the present “revolt” in the NPF against the “Central office” of the party is in many ways, a repeat of what transpired in the early part of 2015 when majority of the NPF legislators along with a sizeable number of party functionaries revolted against the Chief Minister and the party leadership. According to the press statement of the party, this time too, in the latter part of July, majority of the NPF legislators “selected” Neiphiu Rio as the “Interim President” of the NPF, served a date line of 15 days for party President of
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 15 An anti-terrorism drill was carried out today at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal as a part of the safety and security of the guests and employees, who are staying or working at the hotel. The drill was organised by Manipur police department and the Classic Group of Hotels under the supervision of director general of police, L.M. Khaute and inspector general of police zone-I, Clay Kongsai. Briefing media persons, Clay said that Manipur police department is all prepared to tackle any unwanted terrorist act in the state. From time to time the department send their personnel to US, NSG and other various mili
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 15 As it has been observed every year, the 91st birth anniversary of Biplabi Thokchom Bira was celebrated today at Irabot Bhawan organised by Irabot Celebration Committee and Manipur State Council of Communist Party of India. Moirangthem Nara, secretary of MSC-CPI briefed mediapersons that Bira was one of the most important leaders for present CPI party. He was a revolutionary who stood up for the people of Manipur and even sacrificed his life for it. As a follower of Irabot, he worked really hard to make Irabot’s dreams come true. He fought for the women of our state especially the market vendors and i
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Sept 15 To avail the patients on the facility of blood, urine and other tests, a common sample collection centre was inaugurated today morning at the Churachandpur District Hospital by the deputy commissioner of Churachandpur, Shyam Lal Poonia in the presence of the district health officials. After inauguration, the DC inspected different wards of the hospital and convened a meeting at the hall of district hospital's superintendent with the doctors including the CMO, Dr. Kim Simte and superintendent of the district hospital. The DC was presented with tribal traditional shawl and cap. The DC expressed his appr
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched a Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC) at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today to make convenient for the citizens and facilitate prompt redressal of their grievances. To enquire about the status of their applications submitted to the Chief Minister on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day, people may contact the Cell during office hours (9:30 am to 5 pm in summer and 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in winter) on working days at toll-free number 1800-345-3818 or write togrievances.cmo@gmail.com. Moreover, people may also lodge their genuine and authenticated complaints and grievances on this numbe
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 All Manipur Selected SSB Volunteers donated Rs. 20,000 to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to help the flood affected people today. The amount was handed over to Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Shri N. Biren thanked the organisation for their kind gesture and generosity.
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IMPHAL | Sep 15 The Maoist Communist Party has demanded that the government should clarify within one week why it is protecting “offices” of “communal forces” that plan to destroy Manipur, and allowing their offices to be opened in the state. The spokesperson of the then Congress government had expressed that the unofficial designated camps and offices of the “communal forces” have been opened in full view of the public, said a release signed by coordinator, standing committee, Maoist Communist Party, Kyonghan Mangang.  The “communal forces” in the hills are killing people freely, for example, the killing of a labourer at M
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IMPHAL | Sept 15 The University Grants Commission (UGC) will be launching a National University Film Making Competition as part of the UGC campaign to spread awareness on the menace of ragging among the students. A release said, Manipur University has invited interested students and faculty members of all the departments of the university and from all the affiliated colleges to make short films on the theme of ragging. The duration of the films shall be between 5 to 10 minutes, which may be documentary or fiction. The university shall select three films from the entries through a proper forum duly established for selection procedure and su
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 14 Former chief minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh today reiterated that he is ready to accept any form of punishment if proven guilty of misappropriation of public money as charged. Ibobi was addressing a gathering during a one day district level political workers’ conference of the Congress party at the community hall at Peace Ground, Churachandpur. The conference organised by the district Congress committee was attended former deputy chief minister, Gaikhangam, MPCC president T. N. Haokip, Lok Sabha MP Thangso Baite, Congress legislators including Sagolband MLA RK. Imo Singh, Tipaikmukh MLA Dr. Ch
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 14 Anti-Ithai barrage and Loktak project activists today organised a rally cum public meeting demanding decommissioning of the barrage and Loktak multipurpose project was held today at Sekmaijin community hall. The public meeting recommended urging the state and central government to decommission Ithai barrage and Loktak multipurpose project for causing huge hardships to the innocent people due submergence of more than 83,500 hectares of land and extinction of flora and fauna including disturbing bio-diversity. The recommendation also urged National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to compensate mor
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By A Correspondent  IMPHAL | Sept 14 A youth from Manipur, identified as Pravish Chanam (22) son of Ch. Jugindro of Uripok Achom Leikai who had been missing for the last five days at Noida was found cremated by authority of Dr. BR Ambedkar hospital in Noida. It is learned that the hospital authority had cremated the body of Pravish without informing any family members despite a missing report being filed to the police. In this regard, the victim family had called on the chief minister, N. Biren this evening and apprised him of the case. N. Biren assured that he will inform the Home ministry and other authority concerned to find out the t
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 14 Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar said that the most important aspect of the medical profession is to follow the ethics of the profession. He was delivering the chief guest speech today at the observation of the 46th foundation day of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at RIMS jubilee hall, Lamphel. The deputy chief minister said that RIMS as one of the best healthcare institutes in the country and most of the professionals who has passed out from this institute got high position jobs in various departments and are serving the nation with great dedication. He claimed that the institute is
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 Chief minister, N. Biren Singh assessed various development projects being taken up in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts in a marathon review meeting held at the CM’s Secretariat today. Speaking at the meeting, the chief minister cautioned the officials not to take the decisions taken in the meeting for granted. He asked them to invest maximum effort to translate the decisions into action within the stipulated time. He also instructed the DCs to monitor all the developmental works being taken up in their respective districts and forward the progress of the works with the names of work agencies and latest photographs to him on
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 Patanjali Ayurved Limited may soon provide a global market for the black rice (Chak-hao) grown in Manipur and other horticulture products of the State. A delegation led by Acharya Balkrishna, managing director of Patanjali Food was accorded warm welcome on his maiden visit to Imphal today.  Th. Shyamkumar, horticulture and soil conservation minister, J. Suresh Babu, additional chief secretary (Horticulture and Soil Conservation), K. Kipgen, director horticulture and soil conservation along with department officials and State Patanjali members received Balkrishan at the airport. Later at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong,
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front has claimed that the five cadres who were killed during the intervening night of September 12 and 13 at Makan village under Kamjong district, was a joint attack of NSCN (IM) and Assam Rifles.   A joint release signed by assistant publicity secretary, Manipur Naga People’s Front, Thomas Numai and assistance secretary, publicity, Revolutionary People’s Front, Bangkim said the five cadres had the characteristics of being gentle, honest, well-disciplined freedom fighters as well as patriotic and had devotion to the party, adding they all were brave friends who wanted to live a
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IMPHAL | Sept 14 The Coordinating Body of Trade Unions, Manipur (CBTUM) today discussed strategies to deal with the new economic reforms of the central government at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul. Chairman of CBTUM, L. Sotinkumar said the neo liberal economic policy of Narendra Modi government has changed the system of economy and the lower sections of the population are in the receiving end. The GST tax reforms, new labour policies, plan to privatise all banks among others have direct or indirect effect especially to the workers. He added that the meeting condemned the economic reforms brought by the Modi led government in the country. Wo
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