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IMPHAL | Sept 11 First semester students of G.P. Women’s College staged a sit-in protest today at the gate of their college at Old Lambulane, Imphal against unavailability of text books. Speaking to media persons, one of the students, Babyraj Loitongbam said that the text book of Meitei Mayek is not made available to them though the first semester has completed. She said it is difficult for the students to depend only on lecture of the teachers without having any text book for reference. Moreover only two or three months are left before the commencement of the 2nd semester examination but without having text book it will be a big hurdle
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 11 Arts and culture minister, Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar said any kind of support for promoting the state’s arts and culture is welcomed. He was speaking at the 25th foundation day celebration of SARGAM today at Young Progressive Athletic Club community hall, Keishamthong Elangbam leikai. Speaking on the occasion, Jayentakumar, as chief guest, appreciated SARGAM for promoting art and culture since its inception as a “performing cum musical institute.” SARGAM has been contributing melodious music by promoting the creative artist of the state and the pace of contribution by SARGAM will not slow down, J
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 An accused person, who is evading arrest,  namely Ashin alias Kashin alias Kasinba (50), son of (L) Mangainanba alias Adaitba of Nungtek, Karvangmuang Village, part II, PO/PS Noney is required to be arrested in connection with FIR Case 2(8)2017 WPS – SPT U/S 307/376/326/354/34 IPC and 4 POSCO Act of Women PS, Senpapti. Cash reward of Rs. 50,000 (Rupees fifty thousand only) shall be given to any person (s) who provides information leading to arrest of the mentioned accused person, said a release signed public relations officer, Police department, Manipur, Imphal.  Information regarding the whereabouts of the said accuse
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 11 A district level development committee for Noney district “Longmai District Development Committee (LDDC)” was formed today to develop infrastructure for the newly created district. The committee was formed after taking permission from different community leaders of the district in a public meeting held today at Tribal Research Institute, Imphal. ADC members of different circles of the district, village authorities, civil and student bodies and public of Noney district attended the meeting. The newly formed committee’s convenor, G. Apoukhui said though Noney was declared a district by the state g
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) strongly condemned the shooting of two journalists in Karnataka and Bihar, respectively. A release said senior journalist and activist Gaui Lankesh was shot dead at her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru on September 5. While another journalist, Pankaj Mishra working for Hindi newspaper Rashtriya Sahara, was shot by two men on September 7 in the Arwal district of Bihar. Mishra was referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital from Arwal district hospital in a critical condition. According to SP of Arwal, one of the shooters has been arrested and identified as Kundan Kumar, while th
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL | Sept 11 Members of Young Farmers Development Association, Khangabok assembly constituency in association with officials of IFCD department, Thoubal have begun collecting status reports of river banks and drainages under Khangabok assembly constituency, in order to repair and keep maintenance. The step was taken with the belief that direct and personal investigation at worst affected areas will help in collecting data for making an accurate status report. On the occasion, secretary of the organisation, Dr. Akoisana from Khangabok said to the media that the inspection work, in association with the AI/MO of the
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Sept 11 People of Kangpokpi district, who are mostly below poverty line, carried out a donation drive to help Haosanglen Malsom Kipgen of T. Waichong for the treatment of Hydrocephalus disease at Fortis Hospital, Gurgoan, New Delhi. Malsom Kipgen was brought to the national capital on September 5. He became the second person among the Kuki community of Manipur to be discovered as the second Roona Begum of Manipur after Seiminsang Mimin Kipgen. Help People in Need (HELPIN) immediately swung into action right after the local journalist highlighted Malsom’s case in the local dailies and brought him to New
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Sept 11 People of Kangpokpi district will mourn on September 13 at KBC Centre Church, Kangpokpi district, as part of the observation of Kuki Black Day. The observance will be organised by Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Sadar Hills under the aegis of Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi district under the theme ‘Remembering the past while forging ahead’, which will begin at 12:30 pm in the afternoon. President of KSO Sadar Hills, Thangminlen Kipgen said that the dress code of the day must be total black with traditional piece and all vehicles and houses must display black flag while mourning. He said that Kuki
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) will be celebrating its 46th foundation day on September 14. A release said RIMS was established as Regional Medical College, Imphal in the year 1972 and renamed as Regional Institute of Medical Sciences. RIMS cater to healthcare needs of the country particularly Northeastern region, in the field of imparting undergraduate (MBBS) and post graduate (MD/MS/M.Ch), M. Phil in clinical Psychology, BDS and BSc Nursing courses apart from providing health care facilities, it said. The institute is affiliated to Manipur University, Canchipur and is an autonomous institute under the minis
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 A lecture on health and hygiene was organised by 11 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles for local populace of H Mongjang village, Tengnoupal district on September 9, said a release by PRO IGAR (S). It said the programme was conducted by medical team from 11 Assam Rifles. During the lecture villagers were explained the importance of personal hygiene, sanitation, causes of different lifestyle diseases and remedial measures to be adopted in order to maintain good health. A total of 70 persons including 44 Children attended the interaction.
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 Irrigation and flood control minister, Letpao Haokip chaired a meeting to discuss issue pertaining to construction of Heirok branch canal of Thoubal Multipurpose Project today at the conference hall of Old Secretariat. After due deliberation, the members decided to take up construction works of Heirok branch canal at the earliest with the cooperation of all stake holders. The meeting was, amongst others, attended by revenue minister, Karam Shyam, education minister and MLA of Heirok A/C Th. Radheshyam, revenue commissioner, Th. Chitaranjan Singh, secretary of IFCD, Gopen Meitei, Thoubal DC, L. Nabakishore Singh, chief engi
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 Leihoumee Ngakpa Lup (LEINGAKLUP) has appealed to the government to take up measures for checking illegal Rohingya Muslims from entering into Manipur and urged all the people to remain vigilant. Regarding the upcoming 5th General Panchayat Election for the post of Zilla Parishad, Pradhan, and Member, LEINGAKLUP has appealed that non-locals should not be allowed to be nominated and the people should not give them any votes, in a release. There have been previous cases where many refugees came in to the state and got mixed up amongst the people without leaving any traces, it said. The organisation urges the government to sto
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 One alleged active member of RPF/PLA identified as Haobijam Chinglensana Meitei alias Sana (39), son of H. Lokeshwor Meitei from Sarik Khalok Leikai was arrested yesterday by a combined team of district police commando, Thoubal and 39 Assam Rifles after conducting frisking and checking at Kakching Bazar area. Another alleged, active cadre of KYKL identified as Wahengbam Kiran alias Apeisana Singh (22), son W. Pahari Singh from Kumbi Thingel Laibung Makhong was arrested on September 8 by a combined team of district police commando, Bishnupur and 5/11 GR after conducting a search operation at Kumbi Bazar area near auto-rickhs
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CCPUR | Sept 11 The Khuga Battalion today launched "Mission Ujala" to provide electricity with an aim to help the villagers from far flung areas located at the Indo-Myanmer border. The initiative was taken under the theme of Self Observed and Initiated Little (SOIL). The battalion said that aim of the mission is to provide electricity or light through generators present at the battalion's companies. Electricity has already been given to three border villages of Zoukhonou, Hiangtam Khonou and C. Lanchah. The villagers have now extended their working hours and become more productive. They also expressed their gratitude to the battalion.
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 Jwalamukhi Battalion distributed solar lights to orphan children of Agape Orphanage Home at of Kangpokpi district on September 7, said a release by PIB Defence. It said, a senior JCO of 38 Assam Rifles interacted with children and staff of Agape Orphanage Home and enquired about their wellbeing, accommodation and health. A lecture was also delivered on the aspects of life in armed forces and the procedures for joining Indian Army through various entry schemes and other civil professional.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 10 The chief minister, N. Biren met 400 people from different parts of hill districts and attended to 172 cases on Hill Leaders’ Day, which fell today. It may be recalled the 10th of every month is reserved exclusively for an interface between hill people and the CM. Speaking to media persons, chief minister N. Biren said the 10th of every month is reserved exclusively for village chiefs, leaders of civil voluntary organisations of hill districts only and 15 of every month is for common people of both hills and valleys. But common people of hill district also came to put their grievances and to present
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 10 Senior advocate, Khaidem Mani said that in order to uphold the values of democracy the government of India should acknowledged that until and unless AFSPA, 1958 is repealed, India cannot be a member of the security council of the United Nation. Briefing to media persons today at his residence at Loklaobung, Imphal, Mani said that as per common Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ECOSOC) each and every political community has a right to determine and follow political system of its own choice and
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR |Sept 10 The government of India is likely to invite the “Working Group of 6 Naga National Political Groups (NNPG)” to hold political dialogues. The 6 NNPGs are GPRN/NSCN, FGN, NNC (parent body), NPGN/NNC (NA), NSCN (R) and NNC/GDRN (NA). These six groups came together in the latter part of 2016. Reports are doing the round in Nagaland that New Delhi may invite the Working Group of the 6 NNPGs very soon for the dialogues. However, it is not clear whether the talks will be held at the same table along with the NSCN (IM). Of late, Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) and Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (AC
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 10 Education minister, Th. Radheshyam said that in order to let the students used their innovative and creative mind the present trends of pressurising and keeping a student surrounded by books throughout the clock need to be change.  He was delivering the chief guest speech at the presentation of Governor’s Award, 2017, Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Award, 2017 and prize distribution at the Asha Jina Complex, Imphal  organised by the managing committee of Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, Haotal. Radheshyam appreciated the committee for presenting such awards to the students and said that such awards wi
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IMPHAL | Sept 10 A one-day public awareness programme in memory of the contribution of (L) Dr. Huirongbam Atulchandra Singh in establishing public library in Manipur was organised at the Conference Hall of Manipur University library today. The function was attended by minister of CAF & PD, W & M, Revenue, Karam Shyam, vice-chancellor of MU, Professor Adya Prasad Pandey, Librarian, Manipur University of Culture, Thounaojam Khomdon Singh and Librarian (i/c), Manipur University, Professor Th. Madhuri Devi as chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively. Highlighting the role of library as a significant part of education an
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IMPHAL | Sept 10 Brother of an allegedly murdered man, Phijam Manikumar Singh of Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai, Imphal submitted a memorandum to the chief minister, N. Biren Singh last week urging the latter have the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigate the deaths of his younger brother Phijam Naobi and two other Manipuris by the Intelligence Surveillance Unit of the 3-Corps of Indian army at Ranghapahar, Dimapur on March 10, 2010. A release said that the Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (CRL) No. 129 of 2012 on July 14, 2017 asking the CBI to probe into 83 cases of Extra Judicial Killings in Manipur. Unfortunately, th
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By Jimmy Leivon GANGTOK | Sept 10 The two-day ‘2nd North East Healthcare Summit’ which concluded on September 9 in Gangtok stressed on collaborative strengthening health care systems amongst all Northeastern States to achieve the sustainable development goals.    The summit was organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in partnership with the ministry of MDoNER, the government of Sikkim and the Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial Hospital (STNM), Gangtok, Sikkim. In his address the Arjun Kumar congratulated the organisers – PHFI, STNM Hospital and DoNER for organising the second edition of the Summit in Sikkim that highli
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 10 Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) appealed to the government to look into the schools and colleges located in the interior part of the state as many of them are in worse condition. Speaking to media persons today at DESAM office at Sagolband, Imphal DESAM president, Moirangthem Angamba said that last Friday DESAM along with ANSAM and Naga Students Union Chandel have inspected schools and colleges in Chandel district. During the inspection they found that the United College, Chandel which is the only government college in Chandel district
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IMPHAL | Sept 10 The proscribed Kangliepak Communist Party (Military Council - Progressive) said in order to create an independent Kanglei land and save its people from complete obliteration, all the hilly and valley people must root out corruption from the education sector. Since the beginning of time, all living things in the world including human beings acquire experience, learn and have a tendency to impart knowledge and skill, said a release signed by chairman, Chingkhei. Amongst them, human beings have excelled in the field of knowledge and been competing against one another, it said. The research scholars and leaders across the worl
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IMPHAL | Sept 10 The Kakching District Headquarter Demand Committee of Waikhong Thongjao after joining hands with Kakching District Headquarter Demand Committee of Wabagai demanded that Waikhong Thongjao be selected as the district headquarters of the newly created Kakching district. Chairman of demand committee Waikhong Thongjao, Ng. Joykumar Singh said that Waikhong Thongjao is centrally located and it will not affect much in the construction of new infrastructure because of state reserved land. President of demand committee Wabagai, M. Lalit Singh stated that the selection of district headquarters should be done after taking into consid
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IMPHAL | Sept 10 Donations to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) from different organisations and individuals to rehabilitate flood victims are still pouring in. Ayush doctors (National Health Mission), Manipur donated Rs. 1, 01,001 to CMRF today. Similarly, All Mizoram Manipuri Association (AMMA), Aizawl also donated Rs. 10,000 to the CM’s Relief Fund. AMMA president A. Manglemjao handed over the amount to chief minister, N. Biren Singh at the CM’s secretariat today. Biren thanked the two organisations for their kind gesture and expressed hope that CMRF would receive more donations from different quarters.
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