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IMPHAL | Nov 13 The Election Commission of India has ordered for a special drive from November 13 to November 30 during special summary revision of electoral rolls w.r.t.  January 1, 2018, as the qualifying date (SSR, 2018) through house to house visit by booth level officers (BLOs), said a release. Some of the objectives of the special drive as mentioned by the release are, maximisation of registration for electoral rolls, improving fidelity of electoral rolls, correcting the errors in electoral rolls; systematic and quality BLO field verification of forms received during SSR 2018, obtaining information about polling stations; obtaining f
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Nov 13 A person was found selling fake birth certificate in Lalpani Part-II, Jiribam district and later made to apologise by the locals of the area in front of SDC. The person who was doing the unlawful activity is a son of ward member of Lalpani Part-II, Aruti Begum and his name is Hussain Ahmed. According to the locals, Hussain has given fake birth certificates of many of their children with payment of Rs. 450 each. However, Hussain revealed that the certificates were not made by him though he has been selling them. The booth level officer of Lalpani Part-I, Md. Makram Ali has stated that he has reporte
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Nov 13 Head of department and associate professor of department of Political Science and Human Rights, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur (IGNTU-RCM), Ng. Ngalengnam also known as Anam Zimik was recently awarded the Bharat Ratna Dr. Radhakrishnan Gold Medal at the national capital. Ng. Ngalengnam was conferred with the prestigious award for ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement in Education’, by Global Economic Progress and Research Association, New Delhi. The award consists of a memento, a citation, a gold medal and an identity card. Meanwhile, president of the student
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 13 As a part of the nationwide campaign titled ‘Connecting to Serve’ posters were put up today at the police headquarter of the district, police stations and other areas like Wangjing Bazaar, Thoubal and Thoubal Court by  Legal Aid Clinic Thoubal Court Complex with OC Thoubal, B. Rishikesh.  Chairman, district legal service authority, Thoubal, district and session, judge, Thoubal, Salam Imocha said the hoarding campaign was launched as a part of 10 day campaign which began on November 9. It aims to provide information to all the citizens about the law, he said. Councillor, Lamding Municipal Counc
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 People for Animals Manipur rescued various wild animals recently, said a release. The organisation received a peacock soft shell turtle from Amukcham Dinesh of Wangkhei Hijam Leirak, who found it climbing out of his pond. The turtle could have wandered out of a river or from captivity. It will be relocated at the water bodies of Keibul Lamjao national park with the approval of forest department. Thockhom Chandra of Mayang Imphal Thana Maning handed over a displaced civet cat to PFA. He had found the animal inside his fish trap. Heikrujam Surjit from Uchol found a green whip snake in his kitchen garden and gave it to PFA. Bo
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 All Manipur DPC completed re-recruitment candidate of police constable male 2013 batch Kangpokpi district has demanded that the result of 2013 batch re-recruitment 2016 Manipur police constable male civil be declared on November 14. Kangpokpi district JAC will impose a rigorous bandh or economic blockade on the national highway if the government fails to declare the results till Tuesday, said a release from AMDCPCM-2013 Kangpokpi general secretary Lunkhogin Lhouvum. The release asked Kangpokpi candidates and their parents to attend a meeting at Keishampat Leimajam community hall in Imphal at 9 am on November 14.
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made in Thoubal IMPHAL | Nov 13 Thoubal police commando made two drug-related arrests in separate house searches on November 12, said a release from police PRO. Md Zakir Khan (30), son of late Md Abdul Salem of Lilong Turel Ahanbi, was arrested after 134 bottles of Wiscof cough syrup and 9,000 rupees were found during search of his house. A case has been registered at Lilong police station. In a cordon and house search of Md Musan (52), son of late Md Salam Shaha of Lilong Bazar, nine Dell cough syrup bottles, 57 numbers of SP capsules and 17 numbers of N-10 were recovered. House occupant Tapan Burman (44), son of Aneshchandra Burman of U
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Nov 13 Under the supervision of SP of Jiribam, M. Mubi Singh, a police team led by additional SP, K. Ajitkumar Sharma along with 37 Assam Rifles conducted a search operation at Phaitol village, Tousem sub-division, Tamenglong district today. The operation was carried out from 5:30 am to 7:40 am. Around 250 persons were verified, out of which 18 suspects were taken to Jiribam police station for further verification. According to police sources, the search operation was conducted as a security measure prior to the visit of President of India to inaugurate the Sangai Festival.
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 All Loktak lake areas fishermen’s union Manipur will organise a mass peaceful canoe procession on the sixth commemoration day of the Loktak lake Phumshang arson on November 15, said a release from union secretary O. Rajen Singh. The procession will start from the union head office in Langolsabi Champu Khangpok floating village, Loktak and end at Thanga Chinglak Thongkhong, followed by a public meeting at Thanga Chinglak Thongkhong community hall at noon. The release said the union has deep-rooted trust in Gandhian philosophy of non-violence, and hopes to bring about wide public awareness of the current Loktak situation th
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 Common entrance examination was conducted for all medically fit candidates from the army recruitment rally Manipur (ARO Rangapahar) on October 29 at Bhagat Stadium, Rangapahar, Dimapur, said a release from PIB defence wing. Successful candidates will be informed telephonically regarding the date between December 13 and December 16 when they have to report to ARO office Rangapahar and collect their joining letters. These candidates have been asked to bring originals and one set of copies of the documents which they submitted during the rally, along with six passport size photographs.
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 A letter from union ministry of home affairs to DGPs of all states has addressed around 28 incidents of suspected modified power banks recovered at airports by the central security agencies. The modified power banks are locally made with putty, or clay used to fix glasses on iron windows, to fill the cavity and make them heavy. But this gives a scanning image of an IED during screening and the electronic circuit present further creates panic for the screener. Some of the power banks have been found to be genuine. They were seized and disposed of and the passengers were allowed to go without registration of cases. The clay-
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 The entrance test for admission to Pre-Ph.D programme in the department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Manipur University, will be held on November 18, at 2 pm, in the concerned department, said a release. It said, eligible candidates can collect their admit card from November 15 onwards during the office hours, from the office of the department. The interview for QET qualified candidates and QET exempted candidates will be held on November 20 and November 21.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 13 Manipur State Shumang Leela Council (MSSLC) today paid due respect to the late eminent personality of Shumang leela, Moirangthem Iboton Singh at his Ucheckon Takhok Mapal house. Iboton passed away on November 3 at the age of 90. He is a great personality of Shumang leela, Nat Sankirtan and Pung. He was also a teacher of Nat Sankirtan for a long time and was awarded many a times.
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IMPHAL | Nov 13 Jwalamukhi Battalion under the aegis of Senapati Brigade of Red Shield Division distributed 60 solar lamps to orphan children at Agape orphanage at Kangpokpi and in Saikul village of the district on November 12, said a release from PIB defence wing. KPI post commander of 38 Assam Rifles interacted with children and orphanage staff and delivered a lecture on the procedure and prerequisites for joining defence forces other civil professions through various entry schemes.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 13 Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA), Manipur launched its website in a simple ceremony held at the Manipur Press Club here yesterday.  Speaking on the occasion, vice president of the association, Ch. Sheelaramani said the website (www.fegocta.org) is a window that opens for all the teaching communities of Manipur and outside world who want to share and gain their academic knowledge. The very first news updated in the website is about the international conference on “Sustainable development and North East India in the Globalised Era” that is going to be conducted on D
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 13 District Transport Office, Thoubal which had stopped its services after a fire incident that took place last year, started resuming work by handing out driving licences to the public today. The office had been lying defunct for a long time after the fire incident which blazed many documents and files including computers parts. Driving tests were conducted for those who had applied and the process of handing out licences began from today.  The driving tests were conducted at the driving test zone DC Complex by DTO, Thoubal. W. Thapa Maring and inspector mechanical, Shanghei Shel Toutang  Thapa Mar
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By A Staff Reporter Imphal | Nov 13 A painting competition was held at North Point Higher Secondary, Imphal East in connection with 10-day nationwide campaign on “connecting to serve”. The competition was organised by District Legal Services authority, Imphal East in collaboration with child line Imphal and Manipur State Legal Services Authority. Encouraging students to make themselves aware about their legal rights and the rule of laws, Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal East Ningthoujam Lanleima said all Indians should abide any form of laws. However most of the people are ignorant about laws and their own rights by the masses. Unde
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 Former chief minister, Okram Ibobi Singh has questioned the BJP Manipur on the purpose of the all-political-party meeting it convened and the formation of a consultative committee, when the latter is confident of the promise made by the Prime Minister that Manipur’s territorial integrity would not be compromised by the ‘Framework Agreement’ signed between the NSCN (IM) and the Centre on August 3, 2015. Ibobi was speaking on the sidelines of a sit in protest demonstration organised at Thangmeiband Andalon Keithel, as part of an intensified campaign demanding to know the contents of the agreement. T
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 The state government is planning to dredge the river bed of the Imphal river by December as maintaining a clean river bed will be helpful in controlling water pollution as well as flood, said MAHUD minister, Th. Shyamkumar. He was delivering the chief guest speech today during the closing ceremony of the 7-day campaign and observation of Swachh Bhart Mission (urban) 2016-2017 organised by Lilong Nagar Panchayat. Th. Shyamkumar continued that the government will upgrade the market shed of Lilong Chajing and Andro as soon as possible. Cleanliness starts from one’s home and people should at the same time
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 The governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla interacted with the team members of Assam Rifles tri nation motorcycle expedition today at Raj Bhavan, Imphal. On the occasion, the governor appealed to the expedition team members to pen down their journey experiences to make a book, so that people of the country can get knowledge from it. She also appreciated and encouraged AR for initiating such expedition in memory of the great freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sharing his experience, team member Col. PKS Gaur said that the main objective of the expedition is to foster connection between border guarding forces of the three
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 The Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) and Manipur Proletariat Peoples Democratic Union appealed to the government to amend the Article 3 of the Indian Constitution and give special provision to safeguard the territorial integrity of the state. Addressing a press meet today at SSUM office at Keishampat, SSUM convenor, publicity and propaganda secretary, N. Tanoranjan charged that the present government has not taken up any action till today for the welfare of the general public. Moreover the PDS items which are meant to be distributed to the public in cheap rate are not made available to most
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 Locals of the Soibam Leikai Meri Leirak, Imphal East today blocked the Meri Leirak as the government has not taken up any initiative to black top the road. Speaking to media persons, Yaipha Thoujil Lup publicity secretary, Ch. Loyangamba said since the last one year the road has been in a pathetic condition and people of the locality have faced lots of health problems due to dust pollution. Frequent complaint has been made to the authority concerned by the local club but the government has not taken up any initiative to repair the road, he added. On the other hand the government is repairing some impor
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 United Peoples’ Front appealed to the government to give compensation to the farmers of the Thoubal district whose crop yielding capacity have allegedly decreased five times  after using the seeds supplied by the agriculture department.  Speaking to media persons today at UPF office at Keishamthong, UPF Thoubal district committee, general secretary, W. Jiban said that UPF along with the farmers of the district agriculture officer, Thoubal have supplied high yielding varieties rice seeds (DRRH2) to the farmers of the district as requested by the farmers of the district. But the outcome of the crops h
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 The only living indigenous religion of tribal communities in the state is Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak of Rongmei community. The 18th house of worship in the state was today inaugurated at Ramji Kabui Khul, Imphal West. MLA of Patsoi constituency, Ak. Mirabai Devi attended the function as chief guest. In her speech, she said that Manipur is like mini-India with diverse cultures. She appreciated the Rongmei community for upholding their forefather’s religion when many have forgotten and forsaken their identity. She stressed on her belief that god is one and that religion is translated into peoples’ own c
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Nov 12 Kuki Inpi and CVOs of Kangpokpi have called off the 36-hour total highways shutdown on NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur road) and NH-37 (Imphal-Jiribam road), which was scheduled from 6 am of November 15 till 6 pm of November 16. The decision has been taken by the civil bodies after assurance was given to fulfil their demand for complete implementation of powers and functions of Kangpokpi DC and SP within this month by minister Th. Biswajit Singh, who assured as in-charge of chief minister of Manipur. The minister invited the representatives of Kuki Inpi and CVOs yesterday and urged for withdrawal of the prop
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 A condolence meeting over the demise of writer, Sanjenbam Bhanumati Devi was organised today by Sahitya Thoupang Lup at the office of the organisation. The sudden demise of S. Bhanumati who shone as shining star amongst female Manipuri writers is something that can never be replaced, said a release. In the condolence meeting presided by advisor, Saratchand Thiyam, it was acknowledged that S. Bhanumati, who came after three female writers of Manipuri literature namely, Thoibi, Pramodini and Binodini, further took the lead in writing and inspired many other female writers to come forward, it said. Her contributions will never
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