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  • 22
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IMPHAL | July 21 A one day sensitisation workshop programme for political parties was held today with the aim to reduce impact and vulnerability of HIV to MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) and transgender people through community system strengthening. The workshop was organised by Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University with supports from Save the Children and the Hamsafar Trust at Old Social Science Block, Manipur University. Delivering the keynote address, Sadam Hanjabam, capacity development officer of The Hamsafar Trust said that the workshop was organised as a part of “The Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme.”
  • 22
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IMPHAL | July 21 21 and 29 Assam Rifles of undertook created awareness on various government schemes and citizen welfare-cum-empowerment programmes in the remote bordering belt of Manipur. A release said the aim of this maiden endeavour was to educate, sensitize and empower the local populace in the far-flung areas of Sajik Tampak and Joupi in Chandel district, with the various initiatives undertaken by the central and state government towards better governance. Brochures containing details of various schemes and flagship programmes including PMJDY, PMJBY, Ujjwala Yojana, Sukanya Samriddhi, Atal Pension Yojna, MNREGA, PMSBY and PMGSY etc.
  • 22
  • Jul
JIRIBAM | July 21 (JNN) In protest against the discrepancies in the distribution of PDS items and various hardships faced by the public of Vangai TD Block, a public rally was held on the July 19 at Ankhasuo (Sibapurikhal), Pherzawl district. According to a source, PDS items such as rice and SK oil were last distributed in the area in the month of October 2016. The public in their slogan appealed to the higher authority to look into the matter and initiate a thorough probe into the discrepancies found in execution of National Food Security Act immediately. Beside this, the number of ration card holders in the area is alarmingly low despite
  • 22
  • Jul
Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | July 21 The World Population Day was observed at Jiribam Hospital today under the supervision of District Health Society, Jiribam district. The observation was attended by deputy commissioner of Jiribam, Robert Singh Kshetrimayum as chief guest while chief medical officer of Jiribam, Dr N Bino Singh was the functional president and superintendent of police, Jiribam, Mubi Moirangthem and additional SP, Jiribam K Ajit Kumar Sharma were the guests of honour. Robert Singh said that the rapid increase of population is a matter of concern and future planning of population is much essential.  He further added that ra
  • 22
  • Jul
From A Correspondent THOUBAL | July 21 The seized liquors which were handed over to the Excise Post Thoubal by Thoubal police and Heirok police were disposed and burnt today near the office of the Excise Station. Around 2615 bottles of beer, 48 bottles of whisky, 24 bottles of rum and 910 litres of local liquor were seized from different places of Thoubal and Heirok since last month. DSP of Manipur Excise Department, Raghu Leisangthem, who attended the disposal, said that the total value of the disposed liquor amounts to approximately Rs 1,20,160. He further said that similar drive will be continued at the two districts to make it an alco
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IMPHAL | July 20 Youth Empowerment Society (YES), Moirang and Moirang Assembly Youth Congress Committee (MAYCC) has appealed the government to open the shutters of the Ithai Dam at the earliest as the households around the Loktak areas have been facing hardships for the past three to four months. A release said, YES and MAYCC has appealed the authority of NHPC to open the five shutters of the dam in view of the problems faced by the people of the areas due to the rising level of water. Though the government has announced through media that all the five shutters of the dam will be opened, only two shutters were opened on July 19, it added.
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IMPHAL | July 21 All Manipur Student’s Association in collaboration with Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA) organised today, an anti drug campaign at Emmanuel English Academy (Higher Secondary), Yaingangpokpi. The function was attended by the teachers and students of the school said a release. Members of AMSU, CADA, principal of the school etc. took the presidium members it said adding an anti drug cell was opened by the students and teachers. Meantime, a unit of AMSU was opened for Churachand Higher Secondary School yesterday at the headquarters of the organisation. 300 students of the school attended the function and many top
  • 22
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 21 A year long observation of Hijam Anganghal’s 125 th birth anniversary will be conducted by Sahitya Thoupang Lup (Sathoulup) in collaboration with various organisations at many places in the world. The birth anniversary will begin on July 28 where many quiz, essay writing competitions, photo and book exhibition will be held regarding the life and works of the poet, said a release. There will be poetry recitations, poetry writing competitions, short story writing competitions etc, it said adding a blog will be also opened on the internet for Anganghal. The anniversary programme will be held at the office of Sahtiya Thoupan
  • 22
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 21 Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK) has strongly condemned the negligence of the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) in evaluating answer sheet of the recent HSLC examination. A release said, the negligence could twist the career of the students who became position holders after re-evaluation of their answer sheets. After the re-evaluation, the first division holders of HSLC 2017, Magina Tayenjam of Little Flower School and Chandam Thoithoi of KM Blooming School ranked in 23rd positions in the state while Tourangbam Mrakshita ranked in 24th position, it added. Concerning the serious carelessness of BOSEM, the s
  • 22
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 21 Renowned folklorist and writer Pandit Oinam Bhogeshwar Singh was remembered on his 98th death anniversary today during a literary forum on “Life and works of Pandit Oinam Bhogeshwor Singh.” The literary forum was organised by Sahitya Akademi in collaboration with S. Tombi, R. K. Bhanisana Charitable Trust at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul. Applauding the contributions made by Pandit Bhogeshwor in the literary world of Manipuri sahitya, H. Behari Singh, convenor Manipur Language Advisory Board Sahitya Akademi New Delhi said his contributions had inspired many young talents. Due to the profound contribution that he had m
  • 22
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IMPHAL | July 21 Four books - The Forlorn Kabo Valley, Constitutional and Legal History of Nagaland, Human Rights in India, Essays for UPSC Exams among others written by M. Ibohal Singh, advocate were released today at Sana Konung, Palace Compound by titular king of Manipur, Leishemba Sanajaoba and Ng. Nongyai, former member of Manipur Human Rights Commission. It was all a publication of Samurou Lakpa Publishing House. Chief guest of the function, Sanajaoba said these books will serve a useful purpose for all. The Forlorn Kabo Valley has the forgotten morals of our ancestors, ancient kings and the treaties they signed with the British and
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IMPHAL | July 21 An interrogation of one active cadre of PLA has revealed that he was involved in the attack of the convoy of parliamentary secretary (Home) L. Sushindro Meitei at Kwatha Yangsanglok on May 19 at 12:50 pm, said a release by PRO Police. The PLA cadre was arrested on July 1 and has been identified as Nameirakpam Sanju Meitei alias Nganba (26), son of (Late) N. Warjit Meitei of Kiyamgei Awang Leikai, Imphal East. Further investigation revealed that the attack was carried out by a group of PLA cadres coming from Tactical Headquarter at Ongiya, Myanmar and the team was led by its commander, self-styled sergeant major Chingshang
  • 21
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By A Staff Reporter with DIPR IMPHAL | July 20  The Second Session of the Eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly began today with presentation of Budget Estimates, 2017-18 with a fiscal deficit of Rs 851.41 crore by the deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh Joykumar said that the government is committed to serve the the people of the state with utmost sincerity, dedication and unflinching effort to fulfil the people’s aspirations. The government had only little time to prepare the revised estimates for 2016-17 and budget estimates for 2017-18. Therefore, only a vote on account for budget estimates, 2017-18 to enable the government to
  • 21
  • Jul
By A Staff Reporter with DIPR IMPHAL | July 20  The Second Session of the Eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly began today with presentation of Budget Estimates, 2017-18 with a fiscal deficit of Rs 851.41 crore by the deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh Joykumar said that the government is committed to serve the the people of the state with utmost sincerity, dedication and unflinching effort to fulfil the people’s aspirations. The government had only little time to prepare the revised estimates for 2016-17 and budget estimates for 2017-18. Therefore, only a vote on account for budget estimates, 2017-18 to enable the government to
  • 21
  • Jul
Our Bureau IMPHAL  | July 20 Opposition Congress member Khumukcham Joykishan today announced in the House that that the Opposition will not attend the session of if the discussion on budget and passing of the appropriation bills are not held on separate days. After the leader of the House N. Biren Singh presented the third report of the Business Advisory Committee concerning allocation of time Joykishan Singh stood up and observed that clubbing the demand discussion and passing of the appropriation bill on the same day, August 4 is not proper. Stating that the Opposition will express their suggestions and there would not be any criticism
  • 21
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 20 Chief minister N. Biren today assured the House that his government will take pick up where the previous government let off on the issue of the demand for passing a legislation on the line Inner Line Permit (ILP) to regulate entry by migrant influx. Rounding off the discussion on the motion of thanks to on the governor’s address Biren said the ILP imbroglio is carried over from the past government. Biren was responding to a demand by Congress member Kh. Joykishan for inclusion of implementation of ILP or framing of a suitable law for protection of the indigenous people of the state in the governor’s
  • 21
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IMPHAL | July 20 Goods trucks have begun moving on the Imphal-Dimapur highway, which was cut off due to recent landslide and the deterioration of the Barak bridge located along Imphal-Jiribam highway has been repaired. But, prices of essential items have not come down in some retail stores. More than 200 goods trucks left Jiribam for Imphal according to a source. The source said other than the goods truck, oil tankers and trucks carrying cooking gas have also left for Imphal. Prices of onion, garlic and potato have increased by Rs. 5-10 per kg in some retail shops whereas the price of petrol and cooking gas have reached Rs. 80-100 and 170
  • 21
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 20 A tragic incident was averted when an unidentified two brave hearts rescued a father and son duo from drowning. The incident happened when a car fell into the Nambul river while trying to take a turn at Masjid road of Paona bazar at around 5.40 pm today. As the car fell into the river with the occupants, the swift current had carried away the car. A man present there jumped into the river and pulled out Seram Chingkheinganba (8) from the sinking car. His father S. Romajit was also dragged out from the car by one Keisam Sunder from Kongba Kshetri Leikai, who had jumped into the river to rescue the fathe
  • 21
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 20 Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) organised an emergency meeting today at Kuki Inn, Imphal against the gruesome murder case of HSO president Letkholal Haokip alias Palal Haokip. The meeting, carried out with all the frontal organisations of KIM, discussed the circumstances surrounding the murder. Information and publicity “department” of KIM said the meeting reaffirmed and re-endorsed the KIM resolution of June 24 that imposed social boycott on the culprits behind the murder of Letkholal on the evening of June 23. It was also resolved that that all those involved in the murder should be arrested withi
  • 21
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IMPHAL | July 20 The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) strongly condemned the merciless killing of the Md Ateef Sheikh at Chittagong, Bangladesh. Ateef was from Keikhu Maning Lekai, Imphal East district,who was pursuing MBBS final year at the private University of Science and Technology, Chittagong, said a release. His death came as a big loss to the people of Manipur and Indian, it said adding, his father Abdul Khalique Sheikh had struggled very hard for his education in the hope that Ateef will serve the people of Manipur someday. AMSU appealed to the government and the authorities concerned to thoroughly investigate the crime and punish
  • 21
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IMPHAL | July 20 Today, while I was coming to attend my mother who is admitted at RIMS hospital, I met with an accident near College of Nursing, RIMS road when an uncontrolled pack of more than 50 horses ran towards me while I was riding a scooter. The incident left me unconscious for a few minutes and my left arm is injured. Later, I was admitted at RIMS casualty. I am deeply disheartened by the negligence of the concerned government agents and the owners of the ponies. I am also not satisfied with the police posted near the RIMS gate because I feel that they should have shooed away the ponies. The Manipur pony is not only on the verge o
  • 21
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IMPHAL | July 20 A book titled “Lumbini Leikolda Sathouba Leirang” (A travelogue on Nepal visit penned by Sahitya Bhushan awardee  Dr. Ch. Jamini Devi & published by Shree Shree Govinda Raseswari Pala Marup ) was released today at Raj Bhavan Darbar Hall by governor Najma A. Heptulla as the Chief Guest. Padmashree R.K Jhalajit attended the releasing ceremony as the president and Sahitya Akademi Award recipient Prof. Jodhachandra Sanasam graced the function as the guest of honour. Jamini expressed her heartfelt thanks to the governor for allowing release of her book at the Raj Bhavan Darbar Hall. Appreciating Heptulla as great  pa
  • 21
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IMPHAL | July 20 Out of the 60 state MLAs, who had voted in the presidential election on Monday at Manipur Legislative Assembly, votes of four MLAs went invalid. The value of each vote is 18 points and 72 points were lost accordingly. The rest of the 56 votes were declared valid. Out of the total 4896 MLA/MPs votes, 77 votes were declared invalid.
  • 21
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IMPHAL | July 20 The state Assembly today observed a two minute silence to mourn the deaths during the recent flood and landslide in the state. Giving a statement on the natural calamity chief minister N. Biren Singh said 19 precious lives have been lost, 268 villages have been affected and 20,000 houses were damage due to landslide and flood. More than 99 relief camps were opened in the worst affected areas and medical camps were organised to prevent from outbreak of diseases.
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IMPHAL | July 20 A body of a girl was found at the river bank of Iril river at Urup Makha leikai, Imphal East under Irilbung police station early this morning. The corpse was noticed by a passers-by at around 5.30 am. Later the body has been identified as that of Palmei Kaguishinlu (18) daughter of late P. Lankadung and P. Ashinglu of Sawombung Kabui Khunjao, Imphal East. Palmei Kaguishinlu has been reportedly missing since July 16.
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IMPHAL | July 20 Work-Charge Employees of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and MCS Officers of 2012 batch (direct recruit) donated Rs. One lakh each to chief minister’s relief fund (CMRF) to help flood affected people today. Monetary donations have also been made through online transactions to the CMRF. Various organisations and individuals have contributed Rs. 26,601 through online donations from July 14 till date. The government requested all the online contributors to send their names, online transaction numbers, amount and date to email: cmmani@nic.in so that CM’s secretariat may issue acknowledgement notes to the indivi
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