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IMPHAL | Aug 31 All Manipur Students Union Manipur has suspended its ultimatum served to the Manipur University, after the university authority assured to fulfil their demands. A team of tribal students’ leaders called on the governor Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhawan from 11.30 today. The meeting lasted one hour. Governor Najma gave positive response to the demands raised by the student leaders regarding the admission imbroglio in Manipur University. ATSUM submitted memorandum to the governor requesting her intervention. She also assured to forward the memorandum to the ministry of human resource development and other competent authorities,
  • 01
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 Chief minister N. Biren Singh today has appointed Shivachandra Rajkumar as convenor of state level committee for operationalisation of Act east policy. Shivachandra’s official appointment order was handed over to him by the chief minister this evening at his office chamber.
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 Communist Party of India, Manipur state council has expressed greetings for the upcoming festival Eid-ul-Azha which falls on September 2. The festival which is annually celebrated all over the world by Muslim brothers, is a day when families take meals together and give love and affection to one another by shaking hands and hugging, after Eid prayers are offered to Idgah and Masjid, said a release signed by secretary, Manipur state council, CPI, Dr. M. Nara Singh. Meantime, Minority Cell, Manipur People’s Party also gave greetings for Eid-ul-Azha saying the festival is very important for the Muslims. Let different communi
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG |Aug 31 The district election officer Tamenglong today organised rationalisation of polling stations for Tamei, Tamenglong and Nungba Assembly constituencies at the conference hall of the deputy commissioner of the district.   The rationalisation of polling station is aimed to lessen the burdens of voters to cast vote and also to lessen the burden in holding elections. The DEO of the district had invited all political parties functioning in Tamenglong district, however very few representatives turned up for rationalisation of polling station.    Instead of political party or respresentatives some vil
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam said that schemes meant for the minorities should be made sure to reach them. The scheme or programmes could improve the socio-economic conditions of the minority communities through inclusive development as per the motto ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’. The minorities thus, like every citizen could have an equal opportunity in education, employment and economic activities. The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony of the 3rd State Level G.K., Maths, & Meitei Mayek Competition – 2017 at G. M. hall organised by the Social Youth Progressive Organ
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 31 The additional sessions judge, A. Nautuneshwari Devi, Fast Track Court (FTC) crime against women (CAM) today acquitted an alleged rape accused and instead imposed a fine on the alleged victim for misusing the process of law by initiating false proceedings against the accused person. An order of the FTC has imposed a fine of Rs. one lakh on the alleged victim from which an amount of Rs. 80 thousands is to be paid to the alleged accused who was acquitted of the charges as compensation. The remaining Rs. 20 thousands is to be deposited to the account of the All Manipur Bar Council Association. Johnson (na
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Aug 31 Kangpokpi Malaria Elimination Campaign (KMEC) was successfully launched today as part of the anti-malaria Month 2017 in Kangpokpi district. The launching programme was organised by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Kangpokpi under the theme ‘End Malaria for Good’ at the multipurpose hall of DC office, Kangpokpi. The inaugural function was attended by deputy commissioner of Kangpokpi, T. Ranjit Singh as chief guest and chief medical officer, Dr. L. Gojendra Singh as functional president while the guests of honour were district immunisation officer, Dr. J. Touthang and de
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 Nehru Yuva Kendra Imphal East, Manipur has invited application for Awards to Outstanding Youth Clubs (AOYC) at district, state and national level for the year 2017. A release said that all the youth clubs which are affiliated to Nehru Yuva Kendra Imphal East district and registered under the society’s registration Act 1860 or state corresponding Act of State/UT working in the field voluntarily in various areas like literacy, environment enrichment, women empowerment, awareness drives on issues of local and national importance and taking lead in sports, cultural activities and other developmental programmes in coordination
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Aug 31 Actor turned director Khavangpam Mahung today officially announced the forthcoming movie, which is set to be produced under the banner of Meiphung Production (MP) during a function held at Meiphung Production office at Hamleikhong, Ukhrul. Apart from announcing 'LAY' to be the name of the movie, Khavangpam Mahung also revealed the cast members of the film. Mahung will play the lead role opposite Timmi Lunghar, one of the promising actors of Tangkhul film. Speaking on the occasion, director Khavangpam Mahung said that local artists are in par with actors anywhere else as far as their acting prowess is
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 As observed every year, Patriotic Writers Forum, (PAWF) Manipur will be observing the month-long observation of Hijam Irawat Memorial Event from tomorrow till September 30. A release said that the inaugural function of the Hijam Irawat Memorial Event will held tomorrow at Nungsikol Park under Lamlai constituency at around 7.30 am and tributes will be paid to the statues of the Hijam Irawat erected in the state. It said that the forum will be organising a symposium on the contributions of Hijam Irawat on September 17 at its head office and also speech and painting competition on September 24 and added that the closing ceremo
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 Directorate of minorities and other backward classes (MOBC) has notified to all the concerned that the last date for submission of online renewal applications under pre-metric, post-metric and merit cum means based scholarship schemes meant for minorities for the year 2017-18 has been extended till September 30. A release said that website for filling up of online application is www.scholarships.gov.in and added that for further details, to contact scheme officer/MOBC, L. Kumar Singh and nodal officer (Scholarships)/MOBC, Manipur, M. Damu Singh during office hours and also at enquiring mail: mobc-scholarships@googlegroups.co
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 The proscribed United Liberation Front (UNLF) has expressed condolences over the loss of Phenry Alfred Riamei (56), son of (L) Nganthuanang Riamei in the early morning of August 20. Phenry Alfred Riamei, who passed away due to health issues, was a revolutionary leader who held the position of secretary of external Aafairs for the Zeliangrong United Front, said a release signed by director, department of publicity, M. Sak-hen. His death comes as a huge loss not only to the Zeliangrong community but also to Manipur and the entire WESEA region, it said. The grief of the bereaved family over the untimely demise of P. Alfred, is
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 N.G. College, Imphal will be hosting the 10th Session of Manipur Historical Society on September 8 and 9, said a release by local secretary of the college. The release further invites abstract and full paper on any aspect of history of Manipur by interested persons to the e-mail address, shantibalash@gmail.com, on or before September 3.
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IMPHAL Aug 31 Selected candidates of the department of economics, Manipur University should collect their admission slips from the department and should pay the admission fees on or before September 12. Classes will start on September 14, a release said.
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Aug 31 District level competition on New India Movement (2017-2022) "Swachh Sankalp Se Swachh Siddhi" under Swachh Bharat Mission will be jointly organised by Ukhrul PHE division, PHED head office and BJP Youth Front (BJYM) Ukhrul on September 6 at DRDA hall, mini secretariat complex Ukhrul from 2:00pm onwards. The competition will comprised of essay, short film and painting. It will carry cash prize and merit certificates. This district level competition will be held offline only for school and any citizen of India can apply and participate in the online competition by login at MyGov.in,newindia.in,mdws.gov
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From Our Correspondent CHURCHANDPUR | Aug 31 The Zomi Council, Thadou Innpi and Hmar Inpui, constituent of United Peoples Front (UPF) jointly submitted a memorandum to interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma today regarding the on-going tripartite talk between the Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and UPF, and India government and state government. The memorandum congratulated Dineshwar Sharma for being appointed as interlocutor by the centre, to facilitate the ongoing political dialogue between tribal armed groups under the UPF and the governments. The memorandum mentioned important points on merger history wherein Hmar, Zomi, Kuki and Mizo peoples
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Aug 31 The second Tribal’s Unity Day 2017 was observed today at the martyrs park located near Khuga dam. Candles were lighted and sky lanterns were released as a tribute to the tribal martyrs who died while protesting against three anti tribal bills. The observance was participated by different tribe leaders, Mizo People convention (MPC), Teddim Chin Union (TCU), Simte Tribe Council (STC), United Zou Organisation (UZO) and Young Paite Association (YPA). The observance was commenced with the welcome speech by president of TCU, Pauzachin, followed by exhortation by Rev. JF Lalropuia from Presbyterian Church
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR | Aug 31 Students of Wangoo Government Higher Secondary School carried out a class boycott and locked down the school gate today, in protest against the shortage of school teachers. According to sources, the school under Kumbi assembly constituency had been facing the same issue since it was a high school. However, the issue of insufficient teachers in the school has worsened after it was converted into higher secondary. Numerous protest and rally had been carried out demanding a good number of teachers in the school but no positive action has been taken up by the government even though the education minis
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 A team of Imphal East district police commandos arrested two alleged active cadres of UNLF organisation during frisking and checking at Hatta Golapati, near Orient Hotel yesterday, said a statement issued by PRO, Manipur police department. According the statement, the duo has been identified as Md. Yunus Khan (30) son of Md. Chaoba Khan of Keirao Makting Makha Leikai and Mutum Naobi Singh alias Mahindra (40) son of (L) M. Kulachand Singh of Nongmeibung Pung Makhong a/p Khanglabung, Soibam Leikai and were arrested while coming on a Maruti Alto (Maroon colour) bearing registration number MN-01AK 3983 from Minuthong side. It f
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur, (SSUM) in collaboration with Proletariat People democratic Union (PPDU) and Struggle Committee Manipur will be observing the month-long memorial event of pioneer leader Hijam Irabot. A statement issued by SSUM publicity secretary, N. Tanoranjan said that various events in connection with the life of pioneer leader Hijam Irabot will be organised in the month long observation. On September 21, the student body in collaboration with other organisations will organise patriotic song competition, recitation and panting competition at various part of the state, it said adding that September
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 The two apex bodies of Kukis in Chandel, Kuki Chiefs’ Association (KCA) and Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) has resolved to close the office of North Eastern Community Resource Management Projects (NERCORMP) from September 4 till an amicable solution is brought with the Kuki apex bodies. A release said that the two apex bodies of Kukis in Chandel have appealed the authority concerned of NERCORMP to take necessary steps for corrective measures but no positive action has been made till date. It said that NERCORMP was launched in Chandel district since 2014 to enhance the economic development if the poor villagers throug
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 31 A 27-year-old youth who posted a call to kill former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh on social networking site facebook has landed in judicial custody. The youth identified as Bobsu Meikam, 27, son of Gogon Meikam of Soibam Leikai, Khanglabung under porompat police station. It is learnt that the cyber crime unit Imphal East, received a complaint with regards to a Facebook post on “call to kill O. Ibobi Singh MLA and ex-chief minister of Manipur” and an inquiry was conducted to verify the individual and his facebook post on the matter. After having established the credentials, Bobsu was reportedly
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IMPHAL | Aug 31 A meeting organised by Loktak Downstream Affected Peoples’ Welfare Association (LDAPWA) was held on August 24 chaired by president of the association, Ningthaodoi Gonmei and president of the Joint Action Committee on construction of Loktak Downstream Project, Akhon Riamei. A release issued by general secretary of LDAPWA, Hoinailung Malangmei said that the meeting unanimously resolved that the long awaited Loktak downstream project at Taosang Khunou, Tamenglong district which had been delayed must be resumed at the earliest and to appeal the authority concerned to start the project as this project is not only for power supp
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From Our Correspondent BIHSNUPUR | Aug 31 Indian Red Cross Society Manipur State branch in association with International Federation Red Cross and IRCS National headquarters Delhi, provided relief materials for the flood affected areas of Bishnupur today. Communication officer, IFRC, Hanna Butler, chairman, IRCS state branch R.k. Nimai and its vice chairman, Narendra Ningomba, DM coordinator, N. Amulkumar, life member, Sunil Senjam, chairman, IRCS Bishnupur district branch, I. Jugeshwar, secretary M. Jagat and other officials attended the programme. A blanket, chlorine tablets, 2 t- shirts, alum, sanitary napkins, lime, a bed sheet, a soa
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 30 Human Rights activists urged the chief minister, N. Biren Singh to initiate criminal proceeding against the police officers who allegedly collected fund to fight the alleged fake encounter cases which are being investigated by the CBI. The human rights groups also submitted a memorandum today to the chief minister, who is in charge of home department in this regard. The groups are Extra-judicial Execution Victim Families Association, Human Rights Alert, Working Committee of Apunba Lup and Just Peace Foundation. The memorandum asked the chief minister to clarify to the public if the act of collecting th
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IMPHAL | Aug 30 “We need to learn to live in harmony with nature. While utilising biotechnology, let’s not forget how to conserve our precious biodiversity wealth and traditional practices and indigenous wisdom,” said chief minister, N. Biren.  He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the 7th review and monitoring cum mentoring meeting of department of biotechnology (DBT) sponsored Biotech Hubs in Northeast India at Hotel Imphal today. He called for exploring scientific means to conserve the precious biodiversity wealth of the State including rare Shirui Lily and Sangai. Let’s listen to the soulful cries of t
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