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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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
  • 20
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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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  • Jul
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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  • Jul
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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