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By A Staff Report IMPHAL | Nov 11 The two-day regional conference on Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and POCSO Act, 2012, has highlighted that customary laws, widely practice in the NE region, stands as a major hurdle in effective implementation of legislation giving protection to children. The regional conference which was inaugurated on Friday concluded today at Hotel Classic with Justice Darmar Murugesan, member of National Human Right Commission (NHRC), on the chair. As a part of the conference representatives from seven Northeastern states including Manipur presented their initiatives, work progress, failure and challenges that are being
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IMPHAL | Nov 11  Tamenglong MLA Samuel Jendai has criticised the JAC of All Manipur DPC completed recruitment candidate of police constable male 2013 batch, Tamenglong for threatening to impose a national highway blockade on November 15, the day of the chief minister’s scheduled visit to the district. In a release, Jendai said the JAC is playing a destructive role and needs to immediately recall its call of bandh. The release said the recruitment matter is in the court and under government consideration, adding that it pertains to the whole state batch of 2013 and not to Tamenglong alone.
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 11 A meeting organised today by Manipur Home Guards Adhoc Sub Committee at the meeting hall of MMRC Unity Park at Khangabok, Thoubal district for reforming the Home Guards Organisation was disrupted by another group of home guards who tried to stop the meeting from being carried out.    Severe altercations took place resulting in clashes between the two groups. A team of Thoubal police arrived and tried to take control of the situation. The altercations went on continuously for two hours until the people from MMRC and Unity park, seeing that the situation was getting out of hand, declared that they w
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 10 Green revolution is much needed in the Northeast region said IIS regional director Mangjangam Thouthang while giving his keynote address on the occasion of the regional orientation workshop for field officers of Agriculture department, government of Manipur.  He though India is no more an agricultural economy some 70 per cent of its rural households still depends primarily on agriculture for livelihood. Agriculture is the source of livelihood for more than 50 per cent of our population he said. According to the government sources, the state has a lot of agricultural lands in the country out of which on
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Nov 11 The first seed fair cum food festival was organised today at the Bazaar shed of New Kaiphundai under Tousem sub division, Tamenglong district by People’s Endeavour for Social Change (PESCH) and Kaiphundai village authority. The festival was supported by Brot/EED/RNBA.  21 C 37th Assam Riffles, Nayab Subedar Shyam Singh attended the occasion as chief guest and inaugurated the festival. Chairman, New Kaiphundaigi Village Authority, Angam Gangmei attended as the president and Agro-ecology coordinator, PESH, D. Phuanthanlung, attended as the moderator. The students of Kids Academy Kaiphundai performed a w
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 By Kuwar Singh Unlike other roadside vendors, Pratima Devi refuses to wear an air mask. She runs her fingers round her spectacles, explaining that little drops condense on her lenses whenever she puts on a mask. The 45-year-old vendor has abandoned her coveted stall license in Ima Keithel to sell phaneks and shawls on the main road in Imphal’s cacophonous Khwairamband Bazaar, where trucks, cars, autorickshaws and motrobikes hurtle past her and other vendors who sit in a precarious position on the traffic divider. A thin, dirty smell of smoke hangs around them during peak hours.  The Bazaar is flanked with buildings of Manipur’s inte
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IMPHAL |Nov 11 (NNN) Ramkung Pamei, editor of The Cham, a Tamenglong based daily newspaper has been elected as the president of Manipur Hills Journalists Union (MHJU) in Imphal today for the tenure of 2017-2020. The election which was held at ADC Bhavan, Chingmeirong in Imphal has also elected other executives of the union. Outgoing president of MHJU, Sothing Shimray in his speech while welcoming the new executives stressed the importance of unity and co-operation among the MHJU members. Speaking after the election, newly elected president of the union, Ramkung Pamei called for the collective efforts in pursuing the objectives of MHJU esp
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 A joint meeting to resolve the issue pertaining to the alleged intended displacement of a mosque in light of the construction of a new district court in Ukhrul, has been held on November 8, at DC office room, Ukhrul district, a release said. With the district commissioner of  Ukhrul district as the moderator, Ukhrul district session judge CJM, team ADC, SDO, headmen and secretary of Hunphun village, along with president AMMOCOC SM Jalal, legal advisor AMMOCOC, Rabi Khan, president (Advocate) Muslim Council Manipur, Haji Arafat, coordinator Alhaj MVMuhiddin, Anjuman Eslahi-Muwshara, and 15 delegates of AMMOCOC, were present
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 Thounaojam Shyamkumar today said development work will be taken up by the departments under him giving equal opportunities to all the districts. Minister of MAHUD, town planning, forests and environment and horticulture and soil conservation made the statement during the inauguration of the Andro Cultural Museum constructed at the cost of Rs 10 (ten) lakhs under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) 2015-2016 at the premises of the Andro Pana Loisang, Andro Assembly Constituency, Imphal East. Addressing the gathering as the chief guest of the function, Th. Shyamkumar spoke regarding the developmen
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam Singh today visited the Senapati Aided Junior High School located at the Tusii Nganii Khumai Senapati Village (TNK Senapati village).  The minister was delighted to see many students studying at the school. The school though lacks certain infrastructural condition; he was pleased to have interacted and met the students at the school. He also inspected the school campus. On learning the lack of proper toilet facility in the co-ed school, he said from his side he will help in constructing a proper toilet for the students. He was at the Senapati district for the 17th Foundation Cum Par
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 Thadou Students’ Association, today held a thanksgiving ceremony for the successful celebration of its diamond jubilee at Taloulong village in Kangpokpi on October 28 and 29, said a release. The ceremony was attended by social work and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen, Thadou women’s association president Chingsawmching Kilong, Thadou Inpi speaker Lalkholen Singson and ADC-SH executive member Kaikhosei. Rev Satkhothang Singson, who was the minister of the ceremony, launched TSA ambulance project. 47 individuals pledged support for the project. The pledged amount reached 5.7 lakh rupees on the day of its launch. Kipg
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 11 The 129th birth anniversary of national freedom fighter and an educationist, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was today observed at Congress Bhavan organised by Minority department, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee. Former chief minister and MLA of Thoubal constituency, Okram Ibobi Singh told media persons at the side-lines of the programme that Maulana was a true patriot of India who worked hard to bring unity of every community and to live in harmony. Ibobi said that Maulana was not just a freedom fighter but also a supporter of minority community development and the downtrodden people. Among him was MPCC p
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 The Rongmei people staying in Delhi and National Capital Region held their Charuangc 2017 on Saturday at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi. The function was attended by Gaikhangam, MLA, Manipur Legislative Assembly as the chief guest. A statement issued by the organizing committee, Charuangc in Ruanglat (language of the Rongmei people) means “social gathering for a cause”. In the hectic life of metros, Charuangc was started in 2012 to provide a platform for the Rongmei people to come together, meet each other, interact with each other, know each other and build unity and build up community spirit. Charuangc encourages socia
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IMPHAL |Nov 11 The president of Manipur Forward Youth Front (MAFYF) Sapamcha Kangleipal has decided to self-immolate in front of Kanga gate on November 25 to galvanise Maoist Communist Party Manipur’s movement to save the indigenous people of the state.  A release signed by coordinator, standing committee, Maoist Communist Party-Manipur, Kyonghan Mangang said Sapamcha Kangleipal was arrested by the government in 2008 under false charges and put behind bars. After suffering in the prison for eight months, he escaped from jail by the end of December 2008, it said.    Manipur’s foreigners act was abolished by the Indian government on
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Nov 11 Environment Force at Grassroot Level (ENFOGAL) today carried out a "No To Litter" campaign at Hunphun-Ukhrul headquarter, with the aim to harness clean environment in the district. The first phase of the said campaign was carried out from Town Hall to Dungrei Junction, Hungpung. And the second phase will soon be taken up from Town Hall to Wino Bazaar. Around 30 young volunteers took part in the campaign. The organising society of today’s campaign, ENFOGAL, was formed on November 14, 2016 with the aim to tackle environment related issues and bio diversity conservation, informed president ENFOGAL, Yo
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 Assam Rifles Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel unity and heritage tri-nation motorcycle rally reached Imphal on November 11 and was welcomed at Mantripukhri by personnel of 9 sector Assam Rifles and IGAR (South), said a release from IGAR (South). The team was flagged in by major general Virendra Singh, VSM IG AR (S). Singh appreciated the effort of team members in spreading goodwill, faith and harmony towards the greater cause of unity, it said. The royal riders club of Imphal and riders of 9 sector Assam Rifles welcomed the team at Pallel along with the students of ARPS Mantripukhari and escorted it to Thoubal where 26 Assam Rifles
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 From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Nov 11  In a historic surgical outreach camp underway at Tamenglong district hospital, Duigailong village, 54 patients will be operated in the district hospital. The camp is being organised by District Health Mission Society, Tamenglong, in collaboration with Rotary Club of Imphal and JNIMS Imphal, free of cost. Altogether 54 sick patients were registered to undergo operation—out of which 38 patients were said to be major cases while the rest were minor cases.  Local MLA, Samuel Jendai opened the camp, yesterday evening. Deputy commissioner of Tamenglong, Amrstrong Pame, also visited the surgical
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) expressed their grief at the death of their comrade, Zeliangrong Tiger Force cadre, lieutanent pou. Gauangtunglung Panmei, son of Amu Panmei of Bamgaijang village Tamenglong district, a release said. The front condemned the barbarous act of slaying their comrade on November 8, at Ramgaizang village, Cachar Assam, by the stray group from the said ZUF led by self-styled chairman Jianchui Kameih in the midst of hectic interventions by Zeliangrong apex bodies to reconcile within the front’s internal feuds. ZUF also expressed their gratitude to civil voluntary organisations and individuals wh
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Nov 11 Combined disaster management training on search and rescue, first aid, fire fighting and mock drills etc., for master trainers of Ukhrul district and village leaders of Meizailung, Ukhrul, was held today at mini auditorium Hall, Pettigrew College, Ukhrul. The two-day training program was conducted by Civil Defence (R&DM), Manipur, under the sponsorship of department of relief and disaster management, government of Manipur. Senior instructor Civil Defence (R&DM), CH. Raisi Leo, and master trainer (R&DM), Md. Shajid Khan, were the resource person for the two-day training programme. Around 4
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Nov 11 The Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi district including various CVOs and BJP Sadar Hills lauded FEEDS Hengbung president, Haokholet Kipgen on his achievement of Balipara Foundation Lifetime Service Award on November 3 at Guwahati. The founder president of Foundation for Environment and Economic Service (FEEDS) Hengbung and former cabinet minister, Haokholet Kipgen was conferred the ‘Lifetime Service Award’ by Balipara Foundation during the fourth edition of Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum 2017 at Vivanta by Taj, Khanapara, Guwahati Assam for embodying the core values of sustainable development through
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 11 Imphal East District Legal Services Authority chairman, Golmei Gaiphulsilu said the legal services authority is ready to carry out legal awareness programme if proposal comes from any organisations, institutes or establishment till November 18. She was speaking to media persons during the legal awareness programme conducted today at Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa as a part of the observation of the 10-day nationwide campaign “Connecting to serve”. The programme was organised by the Imphal East District Legal Services Authority and was sponsored by Manipur State Legal Service Authority. The chairman s
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TAMENGLONG | Nov 11  The Women department of Zeliangrong Baptist Church, Tamenglong, today celebrated the 35th Women Foundation Day at Zeliangrong Baptist Church Tamenglong, under the theme ‘symbolic and representatives’.  To mark the event, devotion, indigenous games and a marathon were held in the church complex.  Suaihiamliu Riamei, Achamah Kamei and Sanghiamliu Kamei bagged the first, second and third position respectively, in the aforementioned marathon that kicked off from Jadonang Park Tamenglong and ended at the church premise.  Zonal education officer Tamenglong, Gaidonlung, graced the occasion as speaker and exhorted all
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 10 The High Court of Manipur has today quashed the suspension order of Dr. Okram Ibomcha Singh, ex-director of Medical and Health Services, and state mission director, State Health Society government of Manipur, who was placed under suspension for allegedly misusing his powers. The suspension order was quashed and set aside by an order of the single bench of Justice KH. Nobin Singh, after invalidating it (suspension order) for the failure of the government to conduct a review of its decision (order) within ninety days as required under the provision of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. It is learnt that the responden
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IMPHAL | Nov 10 Chief minister N. Biren Singh said that Government of Manipur is planning to construct guest houses for Buddhist pilgrims from Myanmar as well as tourists and patients in the State. He was speaking at the inaugural session of International Conference ‘Looking Forward: India Myanmar Relations’ held at Yangon during his four-day visit to Myanmar today. The conference was jointly organised by Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, India (ISCS) and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) with supports from Embassy of India, Yangon, RIS, India, MIBC and Mizzima Media Group. Speaking as the chief
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Newmai News Network SENAPATI | Nov 10 In today’s round of tripartite talks, the UNC has urged the state government to come with a “concrete proposal” on the district creation issue by the next round of talks which has been scheduled for February 23, 2018.   Another notable development in today’s talks on the district creation issue is that the state government “will issue advisory to concerned authorities to ease out problems faced by the general public subsequent” after the new districts were created. However, the parties involved in the talks did not divulge the precise point of the latter line. Sources said that today’s
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 10 Birla, Bajaj, Reliance, Maruti Suzuki,Ashok Leyland are among the names of the 150 delegates whom have been invited by the state government to attend the first North East business summit. The two-day summit will be held at the City Convention hall at Palace compound on November 21 and 22. Convenor of the summit and vice-president of Manipur Infrastructure Development Authority (MIDA), M Ashwini Kumar told Imphal Free Press that the objective of the summit is to highlight and explore the opportunities and investment potential of the northeast with preference to Manipur state. “The summit is a part of th
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