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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 20 Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar said non submission of Utilisation Certificates (UCs) and DCC bills by the previous government become a big problem in taking funds for various projects from the central government. He was briefing to media persons today at his office at new Secretariat, Babupara, Imphal. He said that the new government is expecting to increase the Gross State Domestic Product (GDSP) of the state by 10 percent in the coming financial year as compared to the last financial year. The GSDP in the coming financial year is Rs. 24338.78 crores and the revised estimate of GSDP of the previo
  • 21
  • Jul
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 20 United Progressive Club Wangjing (UPCW) alleged that urea which should be distributed in the flood affected areas of Wangjing has been sold off by a contract distributor without the knowledge of the people. In a press meet held at Manipur Press Club Majorkhul today secretary of the club Moirangthem Kumar said that the agent was supposed to distribute 250 bags of urea but he has sold off the bags. He identified the agent as Okram Lokendro son of Kulachandra Okram. When the club investigated the matter, it was found that Lokendro had already taken the share from the godown of agriculture department on J
  • 21
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 The students’ union of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy has urged the education minister, director of education (S) and authority concerned to terminate the transfer order of the four teachers especially the two teachers from the English department by tomorrow. A release signed by general secretary of the union, Oinam Bonny said that the transfer orders of the teachers will not be accepted at any cost and added that if the authority concerned remains mute spectator to the issue, then the union is prepared to undergo various forms of agitation. Stating that the new teachers. transfer to the school are warmly welcome,
  • 21
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 A team of Mahidol University, Thailand met chief minister N. Biren Singh to discuss the prospects of tourism sector in Northeast India and Manipur in particular. The meeting was held today at chief minister’s secretariat. The four member delegation led by Prof. Sophana Srichampa, chair, Centre for Bharat Studies, Mahidol University expressed that Manipur has the potential to become a healthcare and medical tourism hub of the region, covering Northeast India and neighbouring Myanmar as Manipur is the gateway to Southeast Asia. Prof. Sophana Srichampa mentioned that there would be an increase in the tourist inflow if the r
  • 21
  • Jul
BISHNUPUR | July 20 The 4th District Level Science Exhibition, Maa-Beti Mela cum Quiz competition which was started from 17 of this month at Oinam High School was concluded today at Kiyamba Shanglen, Bishnupur. The exhibition was organised under the sponsorship of Zonal Education Officer Zone IV. The closing ceremony was attended by retired ZEO, Thoubal, S. Tomba Singh, ZEO Bishnupur, Nepram Tikendrajit Singh and retired headmaster of Oinam High School, Oinam Nandabir Singh as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively. As part of the exhibition, students of the selected 31 schools of the district showed their science pro
  • 21
  • Jul
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 20 Family members of A. Ruman alias Naocha (25) son of A. Budhachandra of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai appealed to the people living near river banks of Sekmai river and its streamline to inform their family or nearest police station if they found the body of Ruman. On July 7, Ruman was carried away by the river current from Sekmai along with his friend R.K. Pinokue (25) son of R.K. Surjit of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai. July 10, the dead body of Pinokue was found in Heingang river but the body of Ruman has not been found.      Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, Ruman’s uncle, A
  • 21
  • Jul
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 20 The All Manipur Prerak Association (Saakshar Bharat Mission) will not accept the evaluation process of the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) in four districts of the state if they fail to release the due payment. Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, the association’s secretary, M. Brojendro Singh said that NLMA kept the payment of two years Prerak honorarium and Adult Education Centre programme cost of one year pending for Chandel, Senapati, Tamenglong and Thoubal districts. The association submitted memorandum repeatedly to State Literacy Mission Authority and Nation
  • 21
  • Jul
From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 20 Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi district has questioned the demands made by Thangal and Liangmei community for inclusion of its villages into Senapati district. The creation of district was not on communal line and promulgating the issue into communal line for vested interest will only create misunderstanding among the innocent public, said Kuki Inpi. The civil bodies also said the demands of Thangal and Liangmei community are discouraging while Kangpokpi district is developing at par with the others districts. The district administration had never left behind any community with respect to the government sch
  • 21
  • Jul
From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 20 An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) booth was today inaugurated at the premises of Churachandpur District Hospital by the chairman of Autonomous District Council, Khaipau Haokip. The ATM booth was the third one from United Bank of India (UBI) in the district. The inauguration was attended by EM of ADCC, Paukhanlian, superintendent of district hospital, Dr Songoukham and his deputy along with special consultant Dr Thangchinkhup Guite and manager of UBI, I. Ibochou Singh and his staff. The manager said the ATM booth will be opened between 6 am to 8 pm on trial basis, including Sundays and will b
  • 21
  • Jul
JIRIBAM | July 20 The Jiribam police caught one Bolero jeep in black colour bearing registration no. MN 01S 2073  which was suspected to have been stolen, stated by M. Mubi Singh, superintendent of police, Jiribam district in a press briefing today. The SP said that on July 19 at around 3 pm  Jiribam police received reliable information that one Bolero jeep which was suspected to have been stolen had proceeded towards Jiribam along NH-37 with intent to cross toward Assam via Jiribam bridge. At around 5:15 pm, one black Bolero jeep was seen passing in a high speed towards the inter-village road leading to the Kalinagar village. One of the
  • 21
  • Jul
From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR | July 20 People’s Resources Development Association (PRDA) Bishnupur, and Integrated Rural Management Association (IRMA) in collaboration with OXFAM India have provided shelter and hygiene materials to 5 villages under Bishnupur district and one village from Imphal district. The programme was attended by PRDA secretary, L. Suranjoy Singh, programme officer, OXFAM India, Oinam Goldflag and programme co-ordinator Sujan Das. The relief materials were provide to a total of selected 320 families from Upokpi Khunou, Toupokpi, Khoijuman, Kongkham Ishok under Bishnupur district and Mutum Yangbi from Imphal West
  • 21
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 Five-day social cleanliness drive to clean the Khongman river organised by Women Welfare Association, Khongman which started from July 16 was concluded today. Around 50 members of the association cleared various aquatic plants like water hyacinth and other waste materials from the river along a stretch of two kms without any assistance from the side of the government.  The locals and other social activists of the area donated cash and other materials during the five-day drive. The association thanked those who donated.
  • 21
  • Jul
BISHNUPUR | July 20 Under the supervision of chief medical officer, Bishnupur, a free outreach health camp was organised by PHC, Oinam at Nambol Naorem today. The health camp was conducted by three doctors and assisted by paramedical staff, nurses and pharmacists. Around 159 persons were given free medical treatment along with distribution of free medicines.
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  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 Jail department has notified to all the concerned candidates who have applied for direct recruitment of various Group-C and Group-D posts in the department that the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) will be conducted from July 24 onwards at 7th Battalion, Manipur Rifles, Khabeisoi. It further stated that the list of the candidates to be appeared district-wise and post-wise on the basis of 400 candidates per day may be ascertained from the office of directorate of prisons, Manipur during office hours.
  • 21
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 The outlawed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) has clarified in a release that Moirangthem Shantimani (55), son of (Late) M. Gopal of Singjamei Makha Sorokhaibam Leikai, who was arrested by the police on July 19, has no relation with the outfit or with its armed wing PLA.
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  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 The proscribed Maoist Communist Party, central organising committee (CoC) has informed that   many students from different areas, who have been working with various organisations, are recruited as cadres of the party after they have come to join MCC. In 2017, a total of 25 students have been selected to join the party and there are plans to recruit another 50 if they show sincerity and make sacrifices to work for the people, said a release. Unfortunately, these new cadres are receiving many threats from a student organisation, it said adding a revolutionary outfit claiming to be close with the student organisation is als
  • 21
  • Jul
BISHNUPUR | July 20    Two persons were caught along with contraband tablets and heroin by the local club and meira paibi leaders at Tera Makhong under Konthoujam assembly constituency. The duo were identified as Henam Bhabananda Singh (46), son of Lokhon of Phoijing Awang Leikai and Naorem Tondonba Singh (30), son of Thoiba of Nambol Khongkham Awang Leikai. The former president of Teramakhong Youth Club and Library, N. Santikumar stated that the menace of contraband drugs should be totally wiped out from the society as it will only ruin the future generations. He appealed to parents and authority to look into the issue more seriously.
  • 21
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 Custom and Traditional Observation Committee will be observing its silver jubilee on August 14 as “Britishna Manipur Ningkha Tamna Piramba Nupi” at Rup Mahal theatre, Imphal. A release said that assistance and gifts will be presented on the said day and children of widows, orphan students, old widows, social workers and artists can avail detailed information about it from the Meitei Layeng office at Chingmeirong Khongnak Karak or contact 9615533737.
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  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 Jiribam Womens’ Association of Kangleipak (JIMWAK) supports the protest of Kangleipak Student Association’s demand for constitutional protection for indigenous people. A release signed by JIMWAK president, Th. Gini Devi urged all the CVOs, clubs, schools and college of Jiribam to support the movement of the KSA as the number of non-locals in the eight constituencies of the state, namely Wangkhei, Kangpokpi, Jiribam, Sagolband, Thangmeiband, Sugnu, Bishnupur and Uripok has been increased manifold.
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  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 20 Titan Eyeplus, India’s largest optical retail chain from Titan Company Limited, was re-launched its store in at RIMS Road, Imphal The re-launched store aims at providing an enhanced shopping experience to customers. With an extensive retail network across the nation, this is the first Titan Eyeplus store in the city.
  • 21
  • Jul
MOREH | July 20 Under the scheme of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), M/S Haokip Gas Service took the initiative of distribution of gas cylinder and burner set to 32 houses of Moreh Ward no.1. Today’s distribution was for the first phase and the remaining will be continued phase wise.
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  • Jul
Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | July 19 In three years TR Zeliang was sworn in as the 19th chief minister of Nagaland today for the second time hours after Nagaland governor dismissed the Shurhozelie Liezietsu government after two weeks of power struggle. The governor invited Zeliang to take oath at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima an hour after beleaguered Liezietsu failed to show up for the floor test. Zeliang was asked by the governor to prove his majority on the floor of the House or before July 22. Things may not be that easy for Zeliang given the situation. He was expelled from the Naga People’s Front (NPF) by the party for six years with i
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  • Jul
By Our Bureau IMPHAL | July 19 Altogether 19 people were claimed by the floods and landslides accompanied by Cyclonic Mora from May 29 to May 15, according to a report submitted by the state government to the Centre on July 15. The report sent by the chief secretary Rajani Ranjan Rashmi and principal secretary (relief and disaster management) M. H. Khan detailing loss of human, animal and poultry lives and other damages said 15 persons also sustained injuries during the period. The state government demanded financial assistance of Rs. 21371.31 lakh for the damages caused by the cyclone. The report, seeking financial assistance from the C
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  • Jul
From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 19 Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen accompanied by principal secretary of cooperation, economics and statistic, P. Vaiphei visited earth fissures affected places inn Kangpokpi today. The heavy rainfall last night made the road connecting Haijang and Kangpokpi completely muddy and slippery and the absence of motorable bridge compelled the ministerial team to cross the Gundung river. The deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Kangpokpi went along with the ministerial team by hiring a Shaktiman from Kangpokpi district HQ for a joint inspection of the earth fissure at Haijang village.
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  • Jul
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL July 19 Manipur government spokesperson and works minister Thongam Biswajit said the new government led by BJP has a vision not only to create employment but also employers to solve the unemployment problem in the state. In an exclusive interview with All India Radio, Imphal which was aired today at 8:00pm, the spokesperson said the state government has been working on a robust plan to generate employment avenues for about 1.5 lakh educated youths per annum. He said if the employment generation goes in this pace, as many as 7.5 lakh educated youths will be given employment avenues in the coming five years. He fu
  • 20
  • Jul
From A Correspondent THOUBAL | July 19 A girl who was declared passed in first division, ended up securing 24th position in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination after her answer sheets were re-evaluated. Touranbam Mrakshita, a student of KM Blooming Higher Secondary School, Thoubal district had passed the examination in first division. Not satisfied with the results released on June 3 by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur she applied for re-evaluation. The matter had also been addressed in a corrigendum released by secretary of the board, Chingangbam Sarat on July 13, declaring her new ranked position. Mrakshita, daughte
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