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  • 26
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 25Assam Regiment of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a medical camp in Phaisanjang village, Chandel district yesterday in which 6 children and 30 elders benefited, said a release.Medical officer of the unit educated locals on significance of hygiene and preventive measures against diseases prevalent during monsoon, it added.Meantime, medical team of 2 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles saved the life of one snake bite victim on June 23, it said, adding the victim named Samuel (15) resident of Khangabok, Thoubal district was bitten by a snake while playing and was immediately rushed to the un
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today urged police department not to hesitate in taking action against activities particularly in social media that could disturb communal harmony of the state and nation.Biren Singh was addressing a gathering during the launch of community policing in Manipur organised at Banquet hall of 1 st Manipur Rifles.Prior to the launch of community policing, the chief minister also inaugurated office of the superintendent of police traffic and cyber crime police station (CID headquarter) as a part of the 100 days programme of the BJP led Manipur government.According to the chief minist
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReportIMPHAL | June 24The Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) appealed to civil voluntary organisations and student organisations in the state to support them in the movement to remove Assam Rifle (AR) camps from the university campus.Addressing a press meet today at MUSU office at MU campus, Chanchipur the union’s president Buchi Mayanglambam said that the environment of the university is disturbed by presence of the AR camp and their movements and the students feel that the environment of the university is like a war zone.Until the AR camp is taken out from the campus the students cannot have a peaceful academic environmen
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) condemned the killing of Letkholal Haokip alias Palal, president of Haokip Students’ Organisation (HSO) at the strongest term, said Paotinthang Lupheng, president of KSO general headquarter during a press meet held today at Kuki Inn, Imphal.Elaborating on the incident happened last night at around 7 pm Letkholal said Palal was shot to death from point blank range inside his vehicle in front of his house at Langol Game Village.He also said the assailants were purportedly trailing him in a grey Maruti 800 car. They accosted him when he stopped his vehicle near the gate of
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Funds and schemes allocated for differently abled persons under the Ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of India will be given at the right time with appropriate proposals, said social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen.She was speaking at the 6th Unau Meet-cum-inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be giv
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Funds and schemes allocated for differently abled persons under the Ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of India will be given at the right time with appropriate proposals, said social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen.She was speaking at the 6th Unau Meet-cum-inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be giv
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Law minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that ‘ultimate justice’ and ‘truth’ are very close and they go together.Attending a ‘Get Together’ function of government advocates of high court and subordinate courts of the districts, as chief guest, the minister expressed the need of conscience for bringing justice in the society.He said to resolve problems and conflicts, one has to be sensible. The minister appealed to the advocates to deliver justice without delay. He also sought public cooperation in this regard.Jayantakumar shared his past experiences when he was serving as a government advocate and chief judicial
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24People should feel free to approach the government with their grievances and problems. Since this is a people’s government, it is committed to serve the people without any discrimination said IFC and YAS minister, Letpao Haokip.The minister was speaking at a simple yet impressive reception function organised by Anal Naga Chiefs’ Association at Chakpikarong sub-divisional headquarters today.Stressing that he is not a representative of just a particular community, he said he is looking forward to work for development for all communities of the state.He further expressed that he is also looking forward for a better and bigger
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24The All Manipur Home Guard Employees Welfare Association continued their non-cooperation movement, which started from Thursday.The sit-in protest demanding an increase in their monthly allowance was staged in front of the Home Guard complex at Lamphel, Imphal West.On Thursday the association staged a sit-in protest at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall and later took out a rally till the Home Guard complex at Lamphel.Speaking to media persons, the association’s general secretary, Kh. Inaobi said that the Supreme Court has already passed the order to increase their monthly allowance to same as the sa
  • 25
  • Jun
From A CorrespondentCHURACHANDPUR | June 24A wind of change is blowing here in the office of the Churachandpur unit of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The new officer has put in money from her own pocket to give the dilapidated office a new look.ICDS officer, Helen Lallienmawi formally took charge on June 20, as project officer at Chiengkonpang, Tipaimukh Road. She has been in the service for 23 years and posted across several parts of Manipur. Her new posting here has been a welcome change not just from the official point of view but for the general public.“Earlier, the office used to be a namesake ICDS centre and few sta
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24The All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) refuted the report that AMWJU joined hands with BJP to conserve nature, saying the newly formed wildlife protection forum Manipur (WPFM) is not related to either AMWJU or BJP.AMWJU alleged the headline of the piece appeared in IFP tarnish the apolitical image of AMWJU.It clarified that the WPFM was formed under the initiative of eminent singer, Sh. Nabachandra Sharma (Naba Volcano) and wildlife activists, chiefs/headmen of Ukhrul and Tamenglong villages and media persons in their own individual capacities join it to lend support by giving wide, in-depth, media reports.It clarifi
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24World is Yours (WY) tablets worth around Rs. 15 lakhs in international market were today seized by Imphal West Narcotic cell led by inspector K. Ranjit under the supervision of Imphal West, superintendent of police Themthing Ngasangva.The tablets were seized from a man identified as Letkholal Mate (29) son of Onngam Mate of Lhangnom Veng, Moreh, Tegnoupal district at around 4.20 pm from Khabam Lamkhai near Ima Panthoibi Sanglen.According to police, the tablets were brought in 15 different plastic pouches where each pouch contains 200 tablets and the police team arrested him from his suspicious movement.The accused along with t
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Altogether seven officers of the Manipur Judicial Services grade-III has been promoted to Grade-II on officiating basis for one year by the Law and Legislative Affairs, Government of Manipur following the recommendation of the High Court of Manipur.The promoted Judicial officer are Ningthoujam Lanleima, Monalisa Maibam, Athokpam Shanta Devi, Alek Muivah, Nepram Sonykumar, Y Somorjit Singh and Lamkholal Kipgen.
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Thounaojam Shyamkumar, minister of MAHUD, Town Planning, Forests & Environment and Horticulture & Soil Conservation, today inaugurated 10 additional rooms and girls’ hostel each at the Moirangpurel High School, Moirangpurel and at the Azad Higher Secondary School, Yairipok.The infrastructures were inaugurated as part of the State government’s 100 days programme. It may be mentioned that N. Biren Singh led government is completing 100 days in office tomorrow.District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Imphal East is the Nodal and the implementing agency. The infrastructures were constructed under the Multi-sectoral De
  • 25
  • Jun
From Our CorrespondenceMOREH | June 24The five newly appointed office bearers of All Community Development Organisation, Moreh (ACODOM) have taken their oaths today at 10 am, at the conference hall of the organisation.Various community leaders of Moreh, along with the additional deputy commissioner N. Gojendro stood as witness to the swearing in ceremony.On the occasion, N.Gojendro of Tengnoupal district attended as chief guest, and various leaders of all the communities in Moreh, and advisors of Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup, Nupi khunai Chaokhat Lamjing lup took the presidential seats at the dais.Newly appointed president, Rk. Sanayaima, vice-pre
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK) has condemned the cancellation of results of Common Entrance Test (CET) held for selection of students for enrolment in Class XI in 13 government Higher Secondary Schools.A press statement issued by SUK publicity secretary, Dollarsen Thokchom alleged that re-evaluation of answer sheets of CET by stating that answer key are wrong  is baseless and irresponsible on the part of the directorate of Education (S), which has a pivotal role in the education sector of Manipur.It further demanded to form a committee to look into the flaws of CET and to book the culprits involved.Stating that the ter
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK) has condemned the cancellation of results of Common Entrance Test (CET) held for selection of students for enrolment in Class XI in 13 government Higher Secondary Schools.A press statement issued by SUK publicity secretary, Dollarsen Thokchom alleged that re-evaluation of answer sheets of CET by stating that answer key are wrong  is baseless and irresponsible on the part of the directorate of Education (S), which has a pivotal role in the education sector of Manipur.It further demanded to form a committee to look into the flaws of CET and to book the culprits involved.Stating that the ter
  • 25
  • Jun
From our CorrespondentBISHNUPUR | June 24A one day awareness program for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission (G) organised by Village water & Sanitation Committee Naranseina for the Phubala Gram Panchayat, was held today at Naranseina Mamang Liekai Mandap.L. Gokulchandra Singh, executive engineer Bishnupur PHED and member secretary district water and sanitation committee Bishnupur, M. Ibomcha Singh, pradhan Phubala gram panchayat, L. Kunjo Singh BDO Bishnupur attended the program as chief guest, president and guests of honour, respectively.Kh. Modhumangol, retired CMO, Bishnupur, Jullia Nameirakpam ZSB
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Two month long workshop on Applique art of Manipur for jail inmates came to an end today and the valedictory function was held at Manipur Central Jail, Imphal.On this day a special awareness programme was held for the women inmates. The programme was organised by Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW).Chairperson of MSCW, K. Sobita Devi attended the function as chief guest. Speaking at the occasion she said that the beauty and rich culture of Manipur should be retained by every woman of Manipur.Urging the female inmates to make the best use of their time while in jail, Sobita said this workshop was organi
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL |June 24The Irabot Foundation Manipur (IFM) today appealed to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to let the state government look into the conservation and protection of agro-forestry land in the state.Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the foundation’s advisor R. K. Ranjan Singh said that on June 10 the foundation conducted a seminar on “Sustainable Agro-Forestry Management in Manipur” and a one day panel discussion on June 13.During the seminar and the panel discussion they decided to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister regarding conservation and protection of agro-forestry land
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24The village chief of Makhuam village, Tamenglong, Namronlung Gondaimei has negated the clarification made by Armstrong Pamie, deputy commissioner of Tamenglong regarding the payment of compensation to Kh. Lovejoy and Thonkulung Gangmei.A release signed by the village chief, said the recommendation letter sent by the DC to the secretary (Revenue) mentioned the names of certain individuals who had connections with the then deputy commissioner. It alleged that the names mentioned in the letter have the motive to become the owners of the land affected by the construction of railway, adding that Namronlung’s name was not mentione
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Trees were planted today at the High Court of Manipur premises by officials of the Manipur State Legal Services Authority and High Court Bar Association of Manipur as part of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.Speaking to media Justice N. Kotiswar Singh said that one of the main problems today is climatic change and environment degradation.“So it is our duty to save and protect the earth which is an important directive principles,” he added. Kotiswar said, “life is a cycle and we human take a big role in maintaining the cycle but if we do not maintain the cycle, there will be a big effect in future.”
  • 25
  • Jun
By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24A one day interactive programme on “Nai Roshni” was held today at Secure Building Complex Dewlahland which was organised by ministry of minority affairs (MoMA) in collaboration with National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) and ministry of women and child development New Delhi.The programme was attended by Niva Singh joint secretary MoMA, A. Dhanalakshmi director MoMA, A. Aditya S. Songh undersecretary MoMA as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.Speaking to the media persons Niva said the objective of the scheme is to empower and instil confidence among w
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Former deputy chief minister and MLA of Nungba constituency, Gaikhagam has extended warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur especially to Manipuri Hindu and Muslim communities on the occasion of Kang festival and Eid-ul-Fitr.In his message, Gaikhagam expressed hope that the festivals will bring all the communities closer and bring peace, harmony, progress and unite the people in the spirit of humanity.
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24The president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), T.N. Haokip has extended hearty greeting and warm wishes to the people of Manipur with the advent of Kang festival and Eid-ul-Fitr, said a release.
  • 25
  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 24Communist Party of India (CPI), Manipur state council has conveyed warm greeting to the people of Manipur especially the Muslim community of the state on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on June 26.A release signed by the secretary of CPI, Manipur state council, M. Nara Singh hoped that this festival may bring a sense of brotherhood, peace, unity among the different communities of Manipur.
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