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SENAPATI | June 18 (NNN)The 12-hour ‘total shutdown’ imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) in ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur ended without stray incidents. According to sources from the UNC, the 12-hour bandh which started from 6 am was peaceful in all the ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur.However, being a Sunday activities related to the Church services were witnessed but other than these activities the people strictly adhered to the call of the UNC to observe the shut down.The ‘total shutdown’ was called  by the UNC in support of the Indo-Naga peace process” and urging to translate the “historic Framework Agreement signed
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  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 18No one except the people themselves can guarantee, the integrity of the state that it will not be affected, said E. Johnson during 16th The Great June Uprising, Unity day programme, which was held today Kekrupat, Imphal.Speaking on the occasion, E Johnson, president of United Committee Manipur (UCM) and vice-chairman of the organising committee, said the day is observed to remember the 18 martyrs.On this day in 2001 people of Manipur rose as one to protest the declaration of NSCN (IM) cease-fire without territorial limit in Bangkok as a part of the peace talk between Centre and NSCN (IM). In an attempt to co
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  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 18The Join Action Committee (JAC) Against the Suspension of Dr. L. Subhaschandra Singh urged the government to bring out the evidence and proof to substantiate that Dr. Subhaschandra indulged in corrupt practices.Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the JAC president Moirangthem Thaba Devi said that the JAC strongly condemned the suspension of a doctor, who is serving with full dedication at Thoubal Khangabok district hospital.The suspension order came through “Whatsapp” and when the doctor enquired to the health department regarding the matter, it came to be true, she said.The gynae
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TIANHE | June18Minister of commerce, trade and industry Thongam Biswajit Singh called on Consul General of India SailasThangal today and discussed ways to strengthen trade and economic ties between India and China.The minister and his accompanying officials from the state met the Consul General at the latter’s Lin He Zhong road official residence in Tianhe district, People’s Republic of China, L. Bashanta Sharma, media co-ordinator to chief Minister said in a release. Bashanta is accompanying the minister.Biswajit said he discussed ideas and ways with the Consul General on how to develop the Indo-China relation and stimulate economic and
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  • Jun
KANGPOKPI | June 18Thadou Inpi-GHQ, Hmar Inpui and Zomi Council have jointly condemned the alleged random military operation at KNF designed camp Natheljang by security forces on June 15.The joint press statement of the Thadou Inpi, Hmar Inpui and Zomi Council said that we are deeply shock and surprised to learn about the sudden and random military operation conducted by 38 Assam Rifles and state police in the designed camp of UPF/KNF, Natheljang in Kangpokpi district.“It is a matter of insulted to the Kuki community and an invitation of misunderstanding among the Kuki community and the security forces”, it added and said that the random
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  • Jun
From Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI |June 18Many children across the state are in good-humored state celebrating Father’s Day with their families wishing their respective father the best wishes with lovely gifts but the wrath of nature turns this special occasion into a miserably sorrowful day for six children from Khaochangbung village under Saikul constituency in Kangpokpi district.Paominlal alias Lalcha Sitlhou from Khaochangbung village has six children out of which four have already start schooling at Ngaimel Children School, Keithelmanbi, where his eldest daughter have been admitted in Class IX during this current session.On June 13, Paom
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IMPHAL| June 18A combined team of Imphal West police commandos and 6 Assam Rifles led by OC of Imphal West police commandos, Inspector P. Achouba Meetei under the supervision of additional SP (ops), Imphal West S. Ibomcha Singh reportedly arrested an alleged ZUF cadre from New Keithelmanbi village at around 9 pm today, said a police source.It further said that he has been identified as Guangchuilung Rongmei alias Arong alias Achui alias Rajesh, 26 son of Kalababu Mura of Tousem village, Tamenglong district.On investigation he revealed that he joined the said organisation in January, 2016 through one self-styled Army chief Jianchui of Khoupum
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  • Jun
From Our CorrespondenceCHURACHANDPUR| June 18A maiden observation of National Dengue Day was held yesterday at Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Conference hall under the aegis of District Malaria Department led by its DMO Jamthianlal Valte.The observation was attended by multi-purpose workers (MPW) and Male Health Workers (MHW) along with the staff of the Malaria Department and the CMO Kimngaihching Simte. She talked about the need for better co-ordination and efforts by everybody, specially the MPWs who must take great efforts irrespective of the payment of their salary, as their service have been regularised by the government recently.She recall
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  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 18Okram Sagei Apokpa Trust (Thoubal Tabal Pu) organised 16th annual prize distribution function yesterday, for state level and Okram Sagei meritorious students at Manipur Press Club, Imphal.Prizes were distributed to students who had passed class 10 and 12 and CBSE, 2017, best sportspersons in fencing, football, hockey.Financial assistance to the destitute old Okram ningol, oldest Okram piba and ningol including old women registered vendor of Ima Keithel, Khwairamband bazzar.Giving the keynote address O. Mangi, secretary of Okram trust said the trust with its limited fund, which was generously donated by the m
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IMPHAL | June 18BJP Nungba Mandai on behalf of the public, farmers and the fishing community has appealed the authority concerned to address the deteriorating condition of dam and to start repairing at the earliest to meet the primary objective of the dam.A release said that the ageing Khoupum Dam which was inaugurated in the year 1978 during the erstwhile Janata Party Government in Manipur was inspected by the team of IFCD officials along with the BJP Nungba Mandal yesterday and found out the general deteriorating condition of the aged maiden irrigation dam of Manipur and its system, which requires for major facelift and revival of the irrig
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IMPHAL | June 18Manipur friendly organisation (MAFRO) has lauded the continuing campaign against drugs held by the present government under Chief Minster N. Biren Singh, said a release.However, MAFRO has noticed that these banned substances are still readily available at bazaars and lanes. The price of Paan that was sold at the cost of Rs. 5 to 10 has been increased to Rs. 7 to 15 and it actually is helping the business by giving them more profit.This proves that some of these businessmen, who have a wider circle of friends, are in good terms with bureaucrats of the government and have the power to take control over them, it alleged and deman
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THOUBAL | June 18A public meeting was held today, at Sekmaijin against the incident of placing a bomb at the gate of one Md. Sabir Ahmad’s residence by unknown persons. The meeting was held in protest against the incident, condemning it as an act of terrorising the residents of the locality.The people who attended the meeting expressed their strong disapproval of the incident and appealed not to repeat such acts again in the future.
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IMPHAL | June 18The director, university and higher education, has notified that the last date for submission of duly filled application forms for admission to B.A/B.Sc./B.Com 2017-18 (1st semester) in all government/government aided colleges is extended from June 13 to June 21 till 5.30 PM, said a release.The date has been postponed due to natural calamities like flood, landslides, etc. However, those colleges that have already conducted admission tests will not be affected by this notification, it added.
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IMPHAL | June 18Konthoujam Maikel Meetei of Wakhong Makha Leikai of Imphal East has been selected in the interview of Junior Fellowship in painting, 2014-15 conducted by ministry of Culture, government of India, New Delhi, said a release.
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MPHAL | June 18Welfare association for the blind and Patriotic Writers’ forum (PAWF) organised yesterday, the 1st state level Patriotic Recitation competition 2017 at government ideal blind school, Takyel, said a release. PAWF have informed that the organisation is going to publish an anthology of poetry, short stories, prose etc. and requested all the blind people of the state to submit their works by July 10.Raghu leishangthem, president PAWF attended the program as chief guest, Y.Brajamohan singh, president, welfare association for the blind Manipur as president and W. Binakumari, head mistress, government ideal blind school and Kh. Ranj
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From Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI | June 18A Legal awareness camp jointly organised by All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union Kanglatongbi Unit and Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat was held yesterday at Hindi Secondary High School, Kanglatongbi.Dillip Katwal, SO, PWD, Krishna Bahadur Katwal, ex-pradhan KGP, Bir Bahadur Bista, senior citizen Kanglatongbi, Lok Bahadur Basnet, president Nepali Sahitya Parishad Manipur and Binda Pachai, ex-member, KGP were the presidium members of the awareness programme.
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From Our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR| June 18Bishnupur based Army’s Manipur terriers, in association with Lions club of Ningthoukhong have organised yesterday, a tree sapling plantation program at Ningthoukhong ITI ground as part of the world environment day observation.Rohit Srivastav, commanding officer at Manipur terriers, K. Mani singh, chairperson,  Ningthoukhong Municipal council, Th. Biren and other councillors, office bearers of Lions club launched the tree sapling program.School students from Ningthoukhong area participated in the program and planted around 500 hundred tree saplings. Guard were installed to protect and tree saplings an
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL| June 17Chief minister N. Biren Singh today urged government teachers to make serious efforts towards improving the condition of government educational institutes.He was speaking as the chief guest at the prize distribution function for top rank holders of class X and XII examinations conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM) and Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM) respectively at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound.Prizes include citation, a cash prize of 3000 for HSLC students, Rs. 10000 for arts and commerce and Rs. 50000 for science stream students and mementos.The chief m
  • 18
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 17Chief minister N. Biren Singh said that the sericulture industries of the state can bring a pride of the state as well an economical development.The chief minister was speaking as a chief guest on the felicitation programme by the state department of sericulture held today at MSPMC multipurpose hall at Sangaipat, Imphal East.Biren assured to the crowd that budget will be made in priority wise on the basis of the needs of fund and the potential of the work.“Sericulture has a huge market in the world and the state is among the top in the field of sericulture. So if we put more effort in this field our state
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  • Jun
From Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI | June 17Hundreds of womenfolk from various communities of Kangpokpi under the aegis of Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organization today held ‘Toumun Kiphin’ (sit-in-protest) at the heart of the district in protest against alleged demands and extortion in the town.Womenfolks congregated at Brig. Thomas ground, at around 11 am in the morning and deliberated on the monetary demands to government officials, departments including individuals, shop vendors and highway maintaining agencies.Later, the womenfolk proceeded towards Kangpokpi main market and staged sit-in to show their discontentment and unacceptable anti-s
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IMPHAL | June 17The outlawed Manipur Naga People’s Front has condemned the unwanted incident that occurred on June 15 at Ukhrul wherein one Ramyo Shally (28) was beaten to death and Chingripam Lungleng (25) of Khamasom village allegedly succumbed to bullet injuries and many more people were tortured.A release said the act was allegedly carried out by the cadres of NSCN (IM). It went on to claim that many people have lost their lives since the signing of ceasefire agreement between the government of India and the NSCN (IM).The release mentioned names of 25 individuals who were allegedly killed by the NSCN (IM) mostly residents of Ukhrul, Cha
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 17The Election Commission of India will be launching a special drive to enrol left out electors giving focus on first time electors in the age group of 18-19 from July 1 to July 31 for maximisation of registration of eligible electors and removing the impurities in the rolls.The qualifying date is January 1, 2017.Addressing a press meet at Old Secretariat conference hall, chief electoral officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan said “the special drive is in tune with the theme of ‘No voters to be left behind’ that the ECI has decided to utilise the period of continuous updation for maximisation of enrolment of young
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL| June 17Regional director, North East, Central Pollution Control Board has found bio-medical waste (BMW) management treatment at RIMS hospital not well managed.“Incinerated ashes at the treatment plant site at RIMS were scattered here and there and no proper management is done,” pointed out Dr. Z. Changsan, the regional director.Dr. Changsan was speaking at a sensitisation training programme for authorities dealing with BMW management in healthcare units on the management of ‘bio-medical waste management and implementation of BMW rule 2016’ at the auditorium of Shija Hospital Langol today.The programme was jo
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IMPHAL | June 17In an unfortunate road mishap, a wushu national player, who had represented the state in many competitions, has been reportedly killed. He is identified as Shijagurumayum Rishikanta Sharma (17), son of Sh Nilamani of Khurai Thangjam Leikai Imphal East.A source said the incident took place at around 11:40 am at the North AOC area, near Kekrupat wherein, Rishikanta riding a bicycle was hit by a Sajiwa Jail prisoner carrying van. He died on the spot, it said.
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IMPHAL | June 17The state has taken a firm stance against organisations which are imposing bandhs and blockades. The Home department has taken up all measures to apprehend the culprits responsible for calling the bandhs.The director general of police, LM Khaute has stated that such matters which cause public inconvenience will be dealt with a firm hand. The police department has made elaborate measures for maintaining law and order. This stance came as a response regarding the economic blockade imposed by the All Manipur Viva Voce Completed Candidates of Police Constables which is slated to begin from June 18 midnight.Further , security arran
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IMPHAL | June 17The Manipur Hill Journalists Union (MJHU) has condoled the untimely demise of its member Ginmuanthang Guite, 41, son of late Thongkhasong Guite of Mission Veng, Hiangtam Lamka, Churachandpur. He is one of the most senior reporters of Churachandpur and was the correspondent of IS TV. He is survived by his wife , three sons and a daughter. MJHU shared the grief and pain of the bereaved family members.
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