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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 The repairing work of Barak bridge located at Purul road has been completed yesterday and goods laden trucks including petroleum tankers started crossing the bridge. It is reported that one iron bar of the bridge broke and twisted while the trucks were crossing the bridge. According to the source the replaced iron bar was taken out from the old Barak bridge which is adjacent to the new Barak bridge. The bridge was commissioned in 2012 and handed to the public on 2015. It may be mentioned that the old bridge was constructed during the colonial rule. According to one of a truck drivers, K. Prem said the
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By Ningthoujam Prasant and Elangbam Nikita IMPHAL | July 19 The Manipur University authorities have clarified that there is no provision for retest of a candidate after results are declared. Officials made this clarification when the Imphal Free Press asked the reaction of the university to an application purportedly filed by an in individual, seeking retest of B.A. (Home Science) examination, 2017 gold medalist Hijam Surjabala to the vice-chancellor of the university. The application is uploaded on social media. The complainant has urged the vice-chancellor to conduct a retest of Surjabala, a Manipuri film actor, popularly known as Bala,
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Newmai News Network SENAPATI | July 19 The tripartite talks on district creation issue involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the State Government of Manipur and the Central Government will be held on July 22 (Saturday) at Senapati district headquarters. UNC sources informed Newmai News Network tonight that the Central Government “has invited” the Naga body today for the talks to be held on July 22. This time the tripartite talks on the district creation issue will be held at the ‘political level’, according to the UNC leaders. Stressing on the “urgent need” for the government to take the matter seriously, the UNC leaders ca
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IMPHAL | July 19 Acknowledging the enormous hazards faced by truckers while transporting goods along both national highways by the Cabinet, chief minister N. Biren Singh handed over a cheque of Rs. 1,07,19,400 to the petroleum tankers association and another cheque of Rs 1,40,000 to LPG tankers association at the chief minister’s secretariat today.  “We have seen the troubles faced by our truckers who have braved attacks, who have risked their lives transporting essential supplies to the state. We have tendered our due to them, the government acknowledges the heroic role they have taken,” Biren told reporters. The amount was for the
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IMPHAL | July 17 The newly revived Reporters Forum has condemned the incident of a RIMS official who physically abused a woman journalist of Huiyen Lanpao while trying to investigate a complaint. The incident took place at RIMS on Tuesday afternoon when some scribes tried to verify whether cash was taken for conducting dialysis test, which is free. It may be mentioned that the Prime Minister National Dialysis program offers free testing for the patients. The scribe had asked the RIMS official to verify a particular client’s testing when the woman seized the hand of the scribe from inside her office. She had also verbally threatened the s
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MOREH | July 19 Based on the specific information received regarding smuggling of illegal gold from Moreh to Imphal, one Maruti van bearing registration number MN 01W 4277 was checked at permanent vehicle check post and seized four bar and 18 biscuits of gold yesterday. The items were seized from the back bumper of the van and they would approximately worth Rs 2.81 crore. The driver of the van was identified as Md Sajid Khan (38), son of (Late) A Khaligue of Moreh Muslim Nagar, Tengnoupal district and he has been handed over to Custom Preventive Force, Moreh.
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IMPHAL | July 17 A group of around 40 Facebook users collected around Rs. 80,000 for the chief minister relief flood relief fund. A team led by Sana Meitram and his associates handed over the amount to the chief minister at his secretariat on Tuesday.
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 19 A health official team led by director AYUSH, Government of Manipur, Dr Guneshor Singh and his team today had a mass discussion on the alarming danger of dengue and Japanese encephalitis (JE) outbreak in Churachandpur. The discussion was carried out at BRGF hall of DC office and it was chaired by DC Shyam Lal Poonia alongside SP Rakesh Balwal. Various aspects of dengue and JE outbreak was highlighted by the AYUSH officials and said that reports of JE was first received on the May 4 and dengue on June 2 which led to the department to take action. It was also said that out of the 128 dengue te
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 A two day training on disaster management condensed course for the students of College of Nursing Regional Institute of Medical Science was inaugurated today at the disaster management office at Babupara, Imphal. The condensed course was organised by the directorate of civil defence, Manipur and is sponsored by relief and disaster management department. Delivering the chief guest speech of the inaugural function, Manipur State Disaster Management Authority, vice-chairman, Adim Pamei said that the condensed course will greatly benefit the nurses to develop their skill to tackle the situation in time of
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IMPHAL | July 19 The department of civil engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Manipur has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (IWS), University of Stuttgart, Germany. A release said, the MoU was signed to establish a network for academic and research cooperation in areas of water resource management, environmental systems, ecohydraulics and ecohydrology and to tackle various water management related issues of the region. To maintain its national importance and establish itself in international platform, NIT Manipur seeks to establish a linkage
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IMPHAL | July 19 CAF and PD minister Karam Shyam led many other institutes, organisations, hospitals and individuals in donating to chief minister’s relief fund (CMRF) to help the flood victims today. The CMRF received a total of Rs. 17,28,557 from different organisations and persons today. Shyam handed over a cheque of Rs. 50,000 to Biren on the sideline of a press conference held at chief minister’s Secretariat. The minister donated half of his monthly salary. On the other hand, Manipur University donated Rs. 4,37,000, Sky Hospital and Research Centre donated Rs. 2,00,000, Maipakpi Maternity and Child Hospital donated Rs. 2,00,000,
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IMPHAL | July 19 The Imphal East district police seized heroine number 4 worth Rs 28 lakhs from two drug peddlers today as a part of the continuous drive against drugs. Briefing media persons in this regards the superintendent of police, Imphal East, Kabib K, said that the drug consignment was seized during an operation lead by DSP CAR, Roni Mayengbam and P. John, officer in-charge of Narcotic cell Imphal East under the supervision of Additional SP (Law and Order), Wungpam Kasar. The SP revealed that the drug was intercepted around 2.35 pm at Mantripukhri (opposite CRPF camp) from a Santro car (bearing No. MN06-L-5665) along with the two o
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 In an aim to promote culture and theatre, the first Nupee Moirang Parva festival has today started. The inaugural function was held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound. The festival is organised by Ching-tam United Women’s Association, Keishampat and will continue for five days. The five-day festival will feature various plays from different theatre groups on various themes. During the inaugural function, deputy chairman of the state planning board, S. Rajen Singh attended the function as chief guest. Rajen Singh, in his speech, had stressed about the important role of women in shapi
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR| July 19 A pucca bridge built over Wakching river at Heinoubok Awang, Namoikhul, Oinam Assembly constituency was opened to public today by the MLA of the constituency, chairman Manipur Pollution Control Board, Laishram Radhakishore. In a function organised by Heinoubok Awang Election Developement committee at Heinoubok awang play ground, L. Radhaskishore attended as the chief guest, deputy commissioner, Bishnupur, Bobby Waikhom as president and executive engineer, DRDA Bishnupur district L. Rajendro as guest of honour. Radhakishore said the Pucca Bridge was built under his MLA Local Area Development Progra
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 Parents of Waikhom Jenus (20) shrugged off the allegations made by the parents of deceased Sarangthem Sotin who was killed in a hit and run accident on January 13. The allegation charged Jenus for executing premeditated act in order to kill Sotin. Waikhom Ibomcha of Sheijang Mayai Leikai therefore, questioned the proof of the allegation against his son as the incident had left his son equally injured. “His leg bones fractured severely and are still having problems due to the unfortunate incident. How can people kill another by damaging himself severely,” Ibomcha asked. Further he said, the unfort
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 All Loktak Lake Areas Fishermen’s Union Manipur (ALLAFUM) urged the state government led by BJP to implement the visions on Loktak lake which was mentioned in the BJP Manipur Vision Document 2017. Interacting with media persons at Manipur Press Club, secretary of the union O. Rajen informed that the Union had submitted a memorandum demanding 10 points for preserving Loktak on June 27 to the  chief minister N. Biren Singh. The demands made by union in the memorandum are repealing of the Manipur Loktak lake (Protection) Act 2006, respect the High Court order of 25 th January 2012 by all parties, and d
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 For the first time, the Rongmei Students Organisation Manipur (RSOM) organised today a function to felicitate meritorious students of the community in various examinations. The function was held Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong. Gaikhangam, MLA of Nungba constituency attended the function as the chief guest. In his speech he had pointed out the importance of culture and how the current status of Rongmei in the present scenario came through since ages. He congratulated the successful students and encouraged the gathering of students to work harder and strive for better until best is achieved. He
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IMPHAL | July 19 For the unstarred questions no. 336 put up by the state president BJP, K. Bhabananda at Rajya Sabha regarding the operational, Special Economic Zones (SEZs ) in Manipur, the minister of state (independent charge) for commerce & industry, Nirmala Sitharaman provided the answers today as per the date scheduled. In the state of Manipur, one SEZs has been notified but not yet operational, said a release. At present, there is no such proposal for setting up of new SEZ in the state of Manipur, it said adding Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being set up under the SEZs act, 2005 and SEZ Rule, 2006 are primarily private investment
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 19 Kangleipak Students’ Association today marched to the gate of Imphal Raj Bhavan after staging a sit-in protest at Keishampat, Leimajam Leikai community hall to submit memorandum to the governor demanding constitutional protection to the indigenous people of the state. Police stopped all the protesters and only some representative were all to enter the governor’s bungalow to submit their memorandum. As the governor is out of station, the memorandum was given to the Raj Bhaban officials. The memorandum demanded constitution of a body to check electoral rolls and the land records of Bishnupur, Jiribam
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IMPHAL | July 19 It was agreed on a meeting held today by the central committee of Manipur People’s Party, that two of its members Ak. Senton and N. Ojit, who had been expelled by the former president N. Sovakiran will be reappointed to the office. The restrictions put against them from entering the party office has also been lifted, said a release. One Sorokhaibam Ibomcha has been appointed as the spokesperson and media coordinator of the party, it said adding people who supports the party are most welcomed to join. The vacant seat of VP was given to Chingafam Samjai and A. Sidam.
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IMPHAL | July 19 Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA), Manipur has stated in a release that the association will take up democratic course of action against the failure to grant complete salary to the government college teachers. The decision was taken in an executive meeting of the FEGOCTA held on July 16 as the teachers have been denied to have their dignity for the last six years and seven months by not giving allowances of SCA and TA, which violated the principles of equality of the Indian Constituency and UGC regulations, said the release.
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IMPHAL | July 19 An English poetry book entitled “The Journey” written by Somola Ningthoujam was released today at Dave Literature, DM College campus, Imphal. The book is a compilation of poems on nature, love, relationships, death and mysterious journey of life. “Penning is releasing emotions with words impregnated with different shades of meaning. And the different readings of the written lines is relative to the reader’s personal experience in various stages of life,” said Somola. The function was attended by Manipur University’s retired vice-chancellor, H. Nandakumar as chief guest, Naorem Birhari College, principal, Ng. Ek
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BISHNUPUR| July 19 Angom Bimola Devi, who was elected from ward no.III, Nambol Municipal Council (MNC) was appointed today as the deputy leader of BJP Nambol mandal legislative. Information about the appointment was declared today by the president of the mandal, Salam Brajamani at a function held today at the office of BJP Nambol Mandal, Nambol. He further said that election will be carried out tomorrow as per the notice given out on July 13 by deputy commissioner, Bobby Waikhom to appoint a new vice-chairperson of Nambol Municipal Council. A meeting of the parliamentary committee was organised in advance and A. Bimola devi was declared un
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IMPHAL | July 19 Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) urged the state government to constitute Autonomous District Council (ADC), Tamenglong. A release said, the people of Tamenglong district have been suffering due to absence ADC. However, the present state government has not taken any initiatives to solve the crisis. The democratic institution like ADC should be functional in the grass-root level at the earliest, it added. BJYM has appealed the case petitioners to withdraw their petition which was sued against the government of Manipur in the larger interest of the common citizen of the district and also drawn attention of the court to o
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Ibobi walks out of meeting By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 Opposition leader and former chief minister, Okram Ibobi Singh today reportedly staged a walk out of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting convened at the Assembly secretariat, discontented with sudden change in schedule of the budget session due to be held from July 20. The Congress party has termed the sudden change in the last minute as unethical and a mockery to the democratic tradition of the country. Speaking to media persons in this regards at the Congress Bhavan, Congress spokesperson, Kh. Joykishan Singh, pointed out that a BAC meeting held on July 13 earlie
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | July 18 After few hours of the Kohima Bench Gauhati High Court’s dismissal of the writ petition of Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Lietzietsu filed in the same court on July 14 against the Governor’s directive for floor test, Governor PB Acharya has directed the Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly to summon an emergent Special Session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (July 19) at 09:30 am to test the majority support of the present cabinet led by Chief Minister, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu. This directive of the Governor came following the dismissal of the writ petition filed by D
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