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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 18 Another earth crack has been reported along Twilang road, commonly known as IT Road connecting T. Waichong sub-division with the rest of the state. Initially, earth fissures occurred at Maphou Kuki in Island sub-division, Haijang village in Kangpokpi sub-division and Irang Part-II in T. Waichong sub-division. The earth fissure occurred along Twilang road near Songpehjang village in Saitu Assembly constituency located 4 km from Kangpokpi district HQ was approximately 40 metres long. There was a massive landslide at the same spot in 2004 that completely carried away the road rendering untold miser
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 Chingai MLA and parliamentary secretary (transport) Khashim Vashum and his entourage, party workers, a medical team from Jessami PHC and PMGSY monitoring agency visited Chingai Head Quarter on the July 13. The team conducted a detailed survey on ongoing work programmes /developmental works, functioning of government establishments and took stock of the damages caused by natural calamities. The team made their first stopover at Chingai Block head quarter, where he was warmly received by the headman and village authority. He reiterated his stand on development and said that under no circumstances he woul
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | July 18 A combined team of 12 Assam Rifles-F Coy (Khudengthabi) and a team of police commando, Moreh led by JC No 621 N. Pritamkumar Singh under the supervision of SP of Tengnoupal, S. Ibomcha seized contraband items worth Rs 3.39 crore in the international market. The team launched an operation in Kwatha junction and one juvenile carrying a backpack was detained along the route of forest. Further, on the juvenile’s disclosure, a woman named Liam Haokip (30), wife of Thingkojim Gangte of Chikkim village, Moreh was detained. Later, based on the information by both the suspects, a man and a woman were detain
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 Condemning the bomb blast at Minuthong yesterday morning which hurt four civilians, a sit-in-protest was staged today at the blast site. The protest was organised jointly by civil society organisations in the area including Citizens’s Club, Apunba Meira Paibi Lup of Soibam Leikai Wangkhei Khunou, United Golapati Hatta Development Council (UGHDC), and United Minuthong Golapati Development Committee. Anoubam Shanti Devi, general secretary of Wangkhei Khunou Development Committee expressed discontentment for the bomb explosion that happened yesterday. “We totally condemn such kind of act in public pl
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 Officials of RIMS, OPD counter tried to attack journalists today when a team of journalists visited the counter to inquire about alleged collection of money from patient parties for medical tests. They allegedly tried to attack the journalists when the former tried to capture the photo of the counter. The journalists came to RIMS after getting an information that the counter is taking money for medical tests which is to be done free of cost. The new government as a part of their 100 days programme announced that 57 different medical tests will be done free of cost in JNIMS and RIMS. “Taking advanta
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 The 25-day long musical workshop under the project “Support of musical instrument and teaching of music to school children” concludes today at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound. It was organised by department of art and culture and the project is undertaken by North East Council, ministry of DoNER. Commissioner for art and culture, Moirangthem Lakshmi Kumar attended the function as chief guest. Giving his speech, he said that education is not only about books and studies but is a process of human resource development. In the process, creativity and energy are needed for students to b
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BISHNUPUR | July 18 Though the rainfall has ceased, the surface level of Loktak is still rising and this has caused more flooding to the villages near the banks of the lake.  Ishok, Naorem, Kongkham Naorem, Oinam, Kha- Sanjenbam, Toubul, Khoijuman, Upokpi Khunou under Thanga, Moirang and  Kumbi districts have been flooded. This has damaged properties, fish farms, and many hectares of paddy fields. The rise of the water level is caused by inflow of water from Nambol, Imphal and Nambul rivers. The reading of project canal mouth at Ningthoukhong is also rising continuously. The reading recorded today at 3:30 pm was 769.57 meters above sea
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IMPHAL| July 18 National Sports University Construction Demand Committee will be organising a “Welcoming Function of NSU” on July 23, 3 pm for the newly proposed site of National Sports University at Koutruk.   Since the last three years, NSUDC have been appealing to the authorities to build the university at a place where land and properties will not be affected, said a release. NSUDC is immensely thankful to the central government of BJP for listening to their pleas and sending a technical expert team and relocating the site to a proper area, it added. Sports enthusiasts and people of Manipur are invited to come at the function, it
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  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 18 Visual Art Forum, Manipur (VAFOM) has unanimously resolved to demand the state government to create teacher post for Fine Art subject during a meeting held yesterday. A release urged the state government to recruit teachers for Fine Art subject at the earliest for government schools for the welfare of the students and added that Fine Art is a subject which strengthens the creative mind to produce creativity and artistic ideas and as such the children should be taught to make them creative and have artistic talents. It further said the forum submitted a memorandum regarding this issue to N. Biren Singh led BJP government la
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 18 A team led by Dr Guneshor Singh, director, AYUSH, Government of Manipur visited Lamka today and took stock of the situation at different places. The team met Dr J. Songoukham Samte, medical superintendent of the District Hospital and the director was felicitated on his arrival. Dr Guneshor said that dengue and Japanese encephalitis (JE) are not as dangerous as they are assumed if treatments are given in time. AYUSH medicines are not costly, easily available and have no side effects. With the observation of the 3rd International Yoga Day all over the world on June 21 including Churachandpur d
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | July18 A team of doctors led by Dr Diana Soraisham Devi, nodal officer of National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) Tamenglong along with Dr Deborah Gonmei and other health workers visited schools in Tamenglong district. At least 20 to 30 students in every school of Tamenglong have lost their hearing ability and three to four students were found severe eardrum perforation, which requires surgery. The visit was done under the supervision of the chief medical officer of Tamenglong, Dr Chambo Gonmei and the team visited United Builders School, Higher Secondary School, Jawahar Navoda
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 The Centre of Medical and Sales Representative Union (CRU), Imphal appealed to all the medical representatives of the state to support and contribute to the medical camp organised every Sunday in flood affected areas of the state. Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, CRU, president N. Delipkumar Singh said that CRU has been organising medical camps every Sunday in different places of the flood affected area since the four weeks back. There is lack of doctor and medicine though many doctors volunteered in the medical camps since the recent flood occurred in almost 70 percent area
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 Vajir Singh Educational Memorial Trust (VSEMT) in partnership with NIM Pharmaceuticals will open 300 Janaushadhi Kendra (JAK) outlets in North East India. The JAK outlets will make available all the quality medicine at very cheap price under Pradhan Mantri Bharitiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP). Speaking to media persons, VSEMT, managing trustee, Manjit Singh Duhhan said that the trust has signed an MoU with the central government to implement the PMBJP for opening of JAK outlets in the entire North East and the trust has decided to open around 50 outlets in the state. Such JAK outlets will make the
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IMPHAL | July 18 A pilot project to address pension anomalies of the ex-servicemen of the region was started by Khuga Battalion since July 2016 and a steering team comprising of JCO and NCOs was created at Khuga. A release by PIB Defence said that the team first collated complete data pertaining to various pension related policies and amendments issued in due course.  Then the team began interacting with veterans in Churachanpur district and started processing their pension related anomalies. The team also started reaching out to ex-servicemen including Veer Naris in the area of responsibility through pamphlets, local newspapers and TV ch
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 The Hiyanglam Kendra Development Committee today urged the state government to give further relief materials for the flood affected areas in and around Hiyanglam constituency of Kakching district. General secretary of the committee, Konthoujam Manihar told reporters at Manipur Press Club that crops and agricultural produce had been destroyed badly by the recent flood in the state. Manihar expressed his appreciation for their local MLA Y. Radheshyam and district administration for providing relief materials for the flood victims. Meanwhile, the committee also stated that there is no reservoir facility
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IMPHAL | July 18 A team of Imphal West district police commandos arrested two alleged active members of KCP (MJC) during search operation near Nirmala Hotel, Imphal today. A statement issued by PRO, Manipur said that during search, an alleged active member of KCP (MJC) identified as Yumnam Mani Singh alias Nanao alias Telheiba (38) son of (L) Kumar Khansa of Thoubal Khong Ahalbi a/p Tera Bazar. It further said that investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from general public and added that another alleged active member of the organisation, identified as Ngangbam Sushil alias Aboy alias Khoyangamba (43) son of (L) N
  • 19
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR | July 18 District administration Bishnupur, Indian Red Cross Society Bishnupur district branch and People’s Resource Development Association in collaboration with Social Development Institute, Ishok have jointly organised today, a programme for donating relief materials to the flood affected families of Ishok, Bishnupur district. The programme was attended by many dignitaries namely chairman, I. Jugeshwar singh, secretary M. Jagatwhole, treasurer, H. Romen Singh and executive members from IRCS Bishnupur district branch; president H. Niken Singh, Secretary Y. Thoithoi Singh from SDI and other members of P
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IMPHAL | July 18 The All Manipur Home Guard Employee Welfare Association staged a sit-in protest today at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall demanding increase of their monthly allowance. Vice-president, S. Prabhabati Devi said that it has been 26 days after they launched the the agitation but the government silent.
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IMPHAL | July 18 Local cable television network ISTV, Central Agricultural University (CAU) and S. Kula Women’s College donated Rs. 3 lakh, Rs. 2 lakh and Rs. 50,000 respectively today to chief minister’s relief fund. These amounts were handed over to N. Biren Singh at a simple ceremony held at chief minister’s secretariat.
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IMPHAL | July 18 A travelogue book titled, “Lambini Leikolda Sathouba Leirang” written by Jamini Devi will be released by governor of Manipur, Najma Heptullah at the Rajbhavan Darbar hall on July 20, said a release. It further said that Padmashree R.K Jhaljit will be presiding at the book release function while Professor Jodhachandra Sanasam will talk about the book.
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IMPHAL | July 18 The Kolkata branch office of Salai Holdings Private Limited was inaugurated today at Chinar Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata. A release said that the inaugural function was attended by director of Anyang International Co. Limited (AGICO), Haixia Li (Tina Lee) from China, AGICO sales manager, Qing Li (Leo), chairman and MD of Salai Holdings Private Limited, Narengbam Samarjit Singh, chief strategic advisor of Salai Holdings Private Limited, K. Ravindran and advisor of Salai Holdings Private Limited, R.K Jain as the chief guest, special guest, president and guests of honour respectively.
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BISHNUPUR | July 18 A function for giving paddy seeds to selected farmers from Nambol Area were organised today at Nambol Bazar Community Hall. The paddy seeds were handed out by district officer, Bishnupur and Nambol Municipality Council who had jointly organised the function. Retired IPS, Th. Basanta Singh, chairperson, Nambol Municipal Council, Ch. Basanta, district agriculture officer T. Holen attended the function and also gave out the paddy seeds. Paddy seeds for around 240 hectars agricultural areas were provided. T. Holen said that the paddy seeds were given to the selected farmers to nurture rice saplings when the flood recedes. 
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 At least four civilians sustained injuries when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) of medium intensity exploded near the Imphal War Cemetery near Minuthong area. According to information received from the spot, the explosion occurred around 10.50 am along the road side connecting Minuthong to Porompat. The IED ripped off from amongst the scrap parts of cars kept alongside the road stretch by vehicles workshop located at the area. The bomb reportedly went off just seconds after an army truck passed along the road. Although there was no report of any injury from the army side, four civilians reportedl
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 17 Following the incessant rainfall in the past many days, earth fissures have been reported at various places within Kangpokpi district. The sub-divisional officer, Saikul, L. Geetchandra Singh has reported to the district administration yesterday about earth crack at Maphou Kuki under Island sub-division. The church area and the stretch leading from Mahadev Lok to the BSF camp has been affected while fissure was witnessed even inside the house located in the village and the road leading to Maphou Dam. The SDO requested the district administration to consult experts as there is strong possibility
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 Police have made a significant breakthrough by identifying three more suspects involved in the murder of Haokip Student’s Orgniastion (HSO) president. In the meantime, the prime suspect of the murder case, Solomon Baite, who is in police custody reportedly confessed to have committed the crime after conspiring with three others. With Solomon’s police remand having expired today he was produced before the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) L. Tonsing, by the Lamphel police for extension of his custodial remand. During the appearance the police pleaded the court to remand the accused to 15 days in judi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 Polling for the presidential election 2017 was held in the state Assembly complex, Imphal. The polling hours was started from 10 am and ended at 5 pm like the other state as fixed by the Election Commission. All the 60 MLAs of the state cast their votes by 1.30 pm. Assembly, secretary, M. Ramani was the presiding officer. Konthoujam, MLA, S. Ranjan was the state agent of NDA candidate and Ukhrul AC, MLA, Alfred Kanngam Arthur was the state agent of the UPA candidate.
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