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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Apunba Naharol Marup Club, Thiyam Konjin Maning Leikai has extended its support to the agitations organised by Socialist Students Union of Manipur (SSUM) and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union (MPPDU), demanding the amendment of article 3 of the Indian constitution in order to save indigenous people and protect the integrity of Manipur, as well as to prosecute the corrupt officials that are looting the resources of the mass, a release said. Further, the said organisation expressed its dismay with the apathetic attitude of the state government at this crucial juncture. That it will fully support the agitations le
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Directorate of Other Backward Classes has notified to all concerned that the last date for submission of Aadhaar number for the students in the supplementary list of SC post-matric scholarship 2016-17, has been extended uptoNovember 25, said a release. The release further mentioned that the supplementary list of SC-PMS 2016-17 will be available on MOBC directorate’s website: www.mobcmanipur.gov.in. Further information can be obtained from the scheme officer of the concerned department during office hours, as well as by writing to mobc-scholarships@googlegroups.com, it added.
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 15 A legal awareness programme which is going to be held for 10 days as a part of the nationwide campaign that began on November 8 was organised today by District Legal Services Authority Thoubal, and Legal Aid Clinic Sugnu under the supervision of Manipur Legal Service Authority at Chingtham Community Hall, Sugnu bazaar under kakching district.  The awareness programme was held under the theme “Drug Abuse, Illicit trafficking and Cyber crime.” The occasion was attended by advocate, N. Modhu Singh, penal lawyer, Legal Aid Clinic Sugnu, A. Ibotombi, advocate, Ch.Maneshwor and president, Ereima Nupi
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Nov 15 11 Assam rifles Moreh, in association with 14 MOB FD Veterinary Hospital have organised a free veterinary camp under the supervision of Assam rifles’s MCA project today at Chavangphai football ground, Moreh.  Free vaccinations were provided to pets like dogs and domestic animals like pig and cows etc. A total of 473 animals were given free vaccinations along with free medicines. The camp was inaugurated by CO of 11AR Moreh, R.S Rawat. The public have lauded 11 AR for organising the camp.  
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West yesterday remanded an individual to 15 days judicial custody for allegedly sending obscene messages to several women through social networking sites. The accused is identified as Ningthoujam Amitkumar,23, alias Danao son of late N. Samabi of Arong Nongmaikhong Makha Leikai. The accused was arrested by the Imphal West Manipur Police Cyber Crime Unit on last Monday after a woman filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime police station that he regularly sent her obscene messages to her through Facebook and Whatsapp. The court has granted him bail but he was remanded to judicial custody as h
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Nov 15 Assam Rifles of Churachandpur district has extended a helping hand to the Only Grace Orphanage Home located at Vengnuam, New Lamka today evening. The orphanage home was initiated by the Zomi Mother Association (ZMA) in 2006 with a sole aim of helping needy children and there are 13 orphans which included three boys. Personnel of Assam Rifles led by its town commander visited the orphanage home and interacted with the children and managing staff. The AR personnel also donated essential commodities including 150 kg of rice, milk, sugar and salt to the orphanage managing board, for which chairperson, Joy
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IMPHAL | Nov 15 Ekta Parishad Manipur said the organisation will be organising a public rally on November 20 to highlight the issues currently being faced by the indigenous people and farmers who are now homeless and lost their agricultural land. A release said a public meeting as well as a residential camp will be organised by Ekta Parishad Manipur from November 17 to 19 with the goal to make the rally successful, said a release. The organisation is fully prepared for the events, it said. The organisation has urged those who have lost their homes and agricultural land to take part in the rally, and appealed that no other organisation gives
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 State paid last respect to the two Assam Rifles jawans who were killed in a bomb blast at Chandel district headquarters yesterday Chief Minister, N. Biren led the people in laying wreath on the mortal remains of the two jawans of 18 AR at Imphal international airport today.   Talking to the media on the sidelines of the ceremony, Biren termed the incident as unfortunate. He said it is a cowardly act to kill jawans who are here to serve the people and condemned it in the strongest term. Government will not tolerate such acts and appropriate action will be initiated against those who are responsible for the killing and no
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 14 MPCC spokespersons Kh. Joykishan Singh, today urged the BJP and its coalition partner to take a decision in tomorrow’s cabinet meeting scheduled to be held in Tamenglong district, assuring Manipur’s aged old hill and valley ties will not to be allowed to be affected by the ‘Framework Agreement’ signed between the NSCN (IM) and the Centre.  Speaking to media persons during a press meet held at Congress Bhawan, the MPCC spokesperson said Congress party would intensify its campaign demanding to know the contents of ‘Framework Agreement’, which has created a lot of confusion of late. He informe
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 Najma Heptullah, governor of Manipur inaugurated a State level painting competition on Energy Conservation at Raj Bhawan today. The painting competition was jointly organised by ministry of power, government of India, NHPC Limited, government of Manipur and MSPDCL. Addressing the audience at the prize distribution function later in the day, Heptullah expressed her admiration on the talents of children of Manipur. Exuding her excitement on today’s event, she expressed her desire to see more programmes for children at the Raj Bhawan. While citing her wish to see children’s imagination being ignited, she wished to see  
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 14 Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union will stage fast-to death protest if the government fails to take up necessary action to amend Article-3 of the Indian Constitution to safeguard the territorial integrity of the state by tomorrow.  Addressing a press meet today at SSUM office at Keishampat, SSUM convenor, publicity and propaganda, N. Tanoranjan said that they had placed great expectations that the new BJP led government will take up action in the interest of the indigenous people of the state. But till today the government has not taken up any acti
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 14 CAF and PD minister Karam Shyam today said that the role of students is not merely to earn degrees but also to learn moral values, good manners and discipline from their teachers and environment and indulge in social and extra-curricular activities. He was speaking as the chief guest at the 4th annual day cum Children’s day celebration at S.I. School, Canchipur. Sinam Rezia, a class X student got ‘Student of the year’ award and Urikhimbam Chittaranjan Singh and Maibam Babita were awarded best teachers award for the academic year 2017. Shyam appreciated the efforts of the teachers in private schoo
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 14 Acting chief justice, N. Kotiswar said that it is the responsibility of every parents and citizen of the society to properly guide their children as children cannot decide what is right or wrong. He was speaking as presidium member during the observation of children’s day today at the Observation Home, Takyelpat organised by Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA). The acting chief justice said that in order to make a better society people need to give importance and care to children as they are the future of the society. Stating that children have much potential to learn many things, however
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 14 Around 72 bird traps seized by the Kakching range from different wetlands such as Loushipat, Kharungpat, Khoidumpat, Pumlenpat and Moirangkom pat were burnt today at Kakching Lamkhai on the side of National Highways, 102 in front of Kakching Range office in presence of the media fraternity.  Starting the wildlife conservation drive, a search operation under the guidance of range forest officer, Kakching district, N. Munal Meitei, forest beat officer, Waikhong, N. Brojen Singh, honorary wildlife warden, Thoubal W. Ramchandra Singh, wildlife warden, Kakching districting, M. Opendro Singh, deputy range
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 The second meeting of memorandum drafting subcommittee of all political parties in connection with the Centre’s talk with NSCN (IM) was held today at the office of the deputy chief minister, Yumnam Joykumar Singh at Manipur Secretariat (North Block) in Imphal. The meeting which was chaired by Y. Joykumar who is also the chairman of the subcommittee discussed thoroughly the draft proposals submitted by the members representing different political parties in the State. Various points mentioned in the proposals brought out by the members present were discussed and noted. Chairman of the subcommittee expressed that the memora
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 14 Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen today on the occasion of children’s day celebration urged every parent to encourage their children for holistic education as they are the key to inclusive development of a society.   “Children should be guided on the right track to become successful in the future and it can be only done by providing right education, care and peaceful environment to promote their growth and development”, she stated. She was making this statement as the chief guest at the state level function of children’s day today organised by department of social welfare at GM hall. The
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| Nov 14  National Library week celebration began today at the lecture hall of department of library science and information science, Manipur University (MU). The programme was organised by the said department. Speaking as the chief guest in the inaugural function, vice chancellor of Manipur University, Prof. Adhya Prasad Pandey said, “Library is a right place where everyone can purify their thought and ideas. With the development of information technologies in the past few years, the mode of accessing library is shifting from conventional means to modern technology.” Comparing library with the heart in a hu
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR |Nov 14 Chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh has been invited by the State government of Nagaland to the Hornbill Festival which will begin from December 1. According to the chief minister’s office, Nagaland, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union defence minister, justice Ranjan Gogoi, judge of Supreme Court and Smriti Irani, Union minister for textiles, information and broadcasting have confirmed their participation.  Meanwhile, Nagaland chief minister, TR Zeliang today visited Kisama Heritage village, the main venue of the Hornbill Festival, to oversee arrangements where a mee
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 As in every year, department of information and public relations, DIPR, government of Manipur will be observing the National Press Day November 16 at 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall, Imphal. On the occasion, CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam and commissioner (IPR) K. Radhakumar Singh will attend as chief guest and president respectively. Director (IPR) Meghachandra Kongbam will give welcome and Key-note address and joint director (IPR) W. Phajatombi Devi will address vote of thanks.
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 National Achievement Survey (NAS) was conducted all across the state yesterday in more than 1000 sample schools of government (School Education and Autonomous Distract Council) and government aided schools. The test is conducted for class 3, 5 and 8 students and the number of students in a class, in a school for the test cannot exceed 30, said a release. For conducting the assessment, field investigators (FIs), as nominated by the SCERT were used to conduct the test, it said. In total, 2304 FIs were used all across the state, it said. For monitoring of the assessment test, observers numbering 73 from 14 departments like rev
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Nov 14 Minister of Health and Family Welafre, L. Jayantakumar Singh laid the foundation stone for 50 bedded AYUSH Hospital as chief guest at Muolvaiphei, Churachandpur today. The programme was also attended by minister of Agriculture, V. Hangkhanlian as functional president, along with Churachandpur DC, Shyam Lal Poonia, director of Health, Dr. K. Rajo Singh, director of AYUSH, Dr. A. Guneshwar Sharma, additional director and member secretary, State AYUSH Society, Dr. Y. Lukhoi Singh and donor of the land, Lalzarlien Darngawn as the guests of honour. Jayantakumar appreciated the land donor for giving
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister Karam Shyam today gave assurance that he will help in implementing the Manipur Public Library Act, 1988. He was speaking at the observance of National Library Week 2017 held at Peoples’ Library, Yumnam Huidrom Makha Leikai, Imphal West organised by the Manipur Library Association (MALA) cum People’s Library. Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, minister Karam Shyam said that he takes the responsibility to initiate to make sure that the Manipur Public Library Act, 1988 is implemented in the State which has been neglected for the past 29 years. He said that h
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 14 Minister cooperation and social welfare Nemcha Kipgen said that digitalisation has replaced the former manual and traditional activities as the latter consumed much time as well as energy too. She was speaking as the chief guest at the 64th all India cooperative week celebration at Laishram Leirak community hall. The main objective of the weeklong celebration is to highlight the achievement of cooperative movement and to plan for future strategies she said. She explained that the globe is becoming an IT globe so digitalisation is the mantra of growth and healthy competition. She said that professionali
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 The all Tribal Contractors’ Association of Manipur has called for a 48 hours bandh on the national highways and district connectivity routed in Manipur from the midnight of November 20 to 21 which will be followed by indefinite economic blockade. A memorandum has been submitted to the chief minister and minister of works regarding the alleged deprivation of the mandatory provision of the concessional deposit of 50 percent of the standard amount of security deposit or earnest money deposit (EMD) to SC/ST for the purpose of contract works, said a release. The state government has failed to function at the district head offic
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IMPHAL | Nov 14 CHILDLINE Imphal in association with District Child Protection Unit Imphal west and Imphal east have launched CHILDLINE Se Dosti campaign in a function today. A release said Vitoria Yengkhom, who attended the inaugural function as chief guest, stated the preventive measures to be taken up against several issues that may bring harm to children and encouraged the organisers of the campaign. Professor, S. Jibonkumar relayed the purpose of launching the campaign while Irengbam Bikramjit Singh gave encouraging words to the children from different children homes of Imphal west and east, who attended the function, it said. After th
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | 14 Work with positive mind-set to bring a brighter future to the state said former dean of human and environmental science Manipur University W. Nabakumar at the reception ceremony of the newly elected office bearers of higher secondary school and college students’ union 2017-18.   To stop corruption and bring development to the society lies in the hands of the youths, he said. He asserted to not to differentiate between the hill and the valley people but to live in unity to bring development in the whole of the state. He maintained that quality education is a must for the students and to have it we need g
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