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THOUBAL | Nov 12 Eleven non locals who did not speak Manipuri language and did not possess any identification papers were rounded up by a team of JCILPS, Thoubal and handed over to Thoubal police. When the police found out the seven out of 11 were minors, they were further handed over to Child Welfare Committee, Thoubal. The children were then safely brought to a nearby juvenile home by a team led by chairperson, CWC, Thoubal, Kh. Jotindra. The children belonged to Dibrugarh, Assam. It has been confirmed that they were brought for labour works. Jotindra said arrangements have been made so that the children may be forwarded to a CWC concern
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 In remembrance and solidarity with the victims of rape and torture, Pan Hills and Plains Reformists League will be observing International Victim Day in Manipur, a release said. The inaugural ceremony of the said programme will begin on March 4, 2018, in Imphal, and conclude on April 4, 2018, at Ukhrul public ground, it added. The release further mentioned that the event is being commemorated in remembrance of a young Tangkhul girl, late Rose Ningshen, who committed suicide after being raped by BSF officers on March 4, 1974. Today the number of rape victims have increased manifold, it added. 
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 Several tribal organisations responded against the support rendered by All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) in the appointment of deputy director of Tribal Research Institute (TRI) to Ng. Pikeshwor Singh, said a joint press release. A joint release stated that they strongly opposed the act of misleading TA and Hills (TRI) and putting defamatory charges against Gaikhamsin Riamei by AMSU. The release was jointly signed by representatives of All Tribal Disables’ Union Manipur (ATDUM), Federation of All Tribal Youth Clubs Manipur (FATYCM), All Tribal Chief Forum Manipur (ATCFM), Tribal Youth Council Manipur (TYCM), Zeliangrong-B
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Association (AIFUCTO) will not carry out the protest that was originally scheduled to start from November 13 to 18.  A release said, an NEC (National Executive Committee) meeting was held yesterday at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi and decided to modify the agitation programs throughout the country since the MHRD has issued a notification on November 2 regarding the revision of scheme i.e., 7th UGC Pay Scales for teachers and equivalent cadres of universities and colleges. NEC of AIFUCTO modified the decisions of agitation programmes resolved in last NEC on hel
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 12 Two historical books titled Puwarigi Wareng and Malem Leishemlon, both written by Naoroibam Indramani were released today at Dave Literature auditorium by Sushila Devi, director of art and culture department, government of Manipur. The books were published by Naoroibam Indramani Publications (NiP) of Sagolband Leikai. “Puwarigi Wareng” is co-written by Haorangbam Rajmani, a lecturer of Silchar University. In his words, the author Indramani said that there are so many events, people and important facts that history has written off.  In his books, he revisited history with deeper research and made n
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 The All Manipur Government Higher Secondary Lecturer’s Welfare Association has inquired why the Council of Higher Secondary Education has released a notification which mentions late submission fines but does not disclose the actual amount of fees to be submitted for application forms of class X and XII exams. A notification which mentions the required fees (without fine) ought to be released prior to the current one which details the late fines, so that the students and the parents can prepare themselves, said a release. Regarding the information that says that related institutions will be allowed to collect the required
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 Information and broadcasting ministry’s directorate of field publicity, Nagaland and Manipur region organised an orientation workshop for field officers on flagship programmes of the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare in Imphal on November 11. Additional principal CCF and OSD (forest and environment) L. Baite was chief guest at the event, held at the directorate of agriculture. He called upon people of Manipur and Northeast as a whole to bring an agricultural transformation or green revolution in the region. Regional director of DFP (Nagaland and Manipur) Mangjangam Touthang gave the keynote address. He said that
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Nov 12 The village chief of Haraothel, Haotinmang Vaiphei has urged the DFO northern forest division, government of Manipur to take immediate action against the alleged illegal devastation of the village forest by miscreants. The chief has also urged the state DGP to open a police picket or outpost immediately at Haraothel to protect the village people. In his report to the state DGP, Haotinmang has alleged that taking the advantage of the ongoing construction of National Sports University many miscreants have been committing illegal destruction of the forest and hills of Haraothel without any official o
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 12 A six-week long, technology based entrepreneurship programme on food processing organised by Manipur Science and Technology Council which started on September 29 at the training hall of Integrated Rural Development Service Organisation (IRDSO), Wangjing under Thobual district got concluded yesterday. In the concluding ceremony of the training programme, Manipur Science and Technology Council, Th. Sundernath attended as chief guest, food technologist, M. Tonjao as guest of honour and executive director of IRDSO, Nonibala Narengbam attended as president, respectively.  Nongmaithem Babina was selected
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 NHPC will organise a state-level painting competition on energy conservation on November 14 at Raj Bhavan, Imphal. Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla will inaugurate the function as chief guest. The event is part of ‘national awareness campaign on energy conservation 2017’, said a release. Union ministry of power’s bureau of energy efficiency has taken the initiative, organising painting competitions on energy conservation under two categories. Category A is for students of standards fourth to sixth while category B is for standards seventh to ninth. The competition is being held in three levels: school, state and nat
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Nov 12 The first ever Ukhrul flower festival that began on November 8, at Thahao, Assam Rifles Town Post, concluded today. The event was jointly organised by Ukhrul Flower Society and the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ukhrul, under the theme “Flower for Love & Livelihood". DIG, 10 Sector Assam Rifles Ukhrul, brigadier Mohit Seth attended the occasion as chief guest, while commanding officer, 27 Assam Rifles Ukhrul, colonel Rajesh Dogra, and branch manager, UBI Kakching, Angam Shimray, were the guests of honour, respectively in the closing ceremony of the said festival.  CO 27 AR Ukhrul, colonel Rajesh Dogra
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 All Manipur DPC completed recruitment candidate of police constable Tamenglong zone has taken back its call for bandh in view of the chief minister’s proposed Tamenglong visit on November 15.  A release said they have received the concern of the JAC of 2013 batch re-recruited in 2016 for Manipur police constable male/civil under the chairmanship of Jayanta. Zone members will also meet the chief minister on November 14 to arrive at a solution for their pending issue, the release said, adding if there is no solution to their demand, the zone will immediately resort to agitation.
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KANGPOKPI | Nov 12 Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) and All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) have urged the state government to regularise the contract teachers of 2006 batch in order to ameliorate the acute shortage of teachers in hill areas of the state. A consultative meeting was held today at TRI hall by leaders of KSO and ANSAM along with the contract teachers to discuss for regularisation of their services. Around 200 contract teachers attended the meeting where their grievances were minutely discussed. KSO and ANSAM have strongly urged the government to take up concrete step for regularisation of the contract teachers
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IMPHAL | Nov 12 29 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector Assam Rifles based at Jhoupi, Chandel assisted in life-saving treatment of a man who suffered a paralysing brain stroke in Hollengjang village today, said a release from IGAR (South). Nuwas Dung Dung (65) reported to unit MI room in a critical condition in the morning. He was diagnosed with brain stroke leading to unilateral half-body and facial paralysis, it said.  Unit medical team under CMO commandant Satish Kumar sprang into action and provided treatment to the individual before he was stabilised referred to RIMS, Imphal for CT scan and further treatment, it added. Meanwhile 31 Battalion o
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 11 United Committee Manipur (UCM), Committee of Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK) and All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) today reiterated their stand that they will not compromise on the state’s territorial integrity at any cost.  President of UCM, Johnson Elangbam said in a press meet held today at UCM’s Lamphelpat office said the recent developments of Naga peace talks with the Centre has alarmed the people of the state. He emphasised on the need to protect indigenous people of the state and its territorial integrity.  Johnson asserted that their demands have been clear since ‘Framework
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By A Staff Reporter  IMPHAL | Nov 11 Group of Aspirant MPSC claimed that the result of MPSC (main) examination, 2016 was tempered according to a RTI reply given by MPSC first appellate, H. Gyan Prakash on last Wednesday. Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, Group of Aspirant MPSC convenor, S. Robertson said that advocate, Th. Lucy under the RTI has requested the MPSC officials to provide photocopy of the answer sheets of the 82 candidates. But the MPSC rejected the request as the RTI is filed by a third party under scheduled 11 of the RTI, he added. The convenor said the reply of the RTI by the MPSC also mentioned that
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Nov 11 The newly constructed, Jiribam 50 bedded government hospital located at Ningsingkhul, Jiribam is plagued by endless issues. Lack of sufficient doctors has been a major malady even since the hospital was inaugurated two years ago. Besides the dearth of doctors, the beds in the hospital are dirty and the toilet which is attached with the female ward is so untidy that the odour is unbearable to the people. It may be recalled here that the hospital was shifted before from CHC Jiribam since two years ago by constructing well setup infrastructures at Ningsingkhul. The people of Jiribam were expecting tha
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By A Staff Report IMPHAL | Nov 11 The two-day regional conference on Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and POCSO Act, 2012, has highlighted that customary laws, widely practice in the NE region, stands as a major hurdle in effective implementation of legislation giving protection to children. The regional conference which was inaugurated on Friday concluded today at Hotel Classic with Justice Darmar Murugesan, member of National Human Right Commission (NHRC), on the chair. As a part of the conference representatives from seven Northeastern states including Manipur presented their initiatives, work progress, failure and challenges that are being
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IMPHAL | Nov 11  Tamenglong MLA Samuel Jendai has criticised the JAC of All Manipur DPC completed recruitment candidate of police constable male 2013 batch, Tamenglong for threatening to impose a national highway blockade on November 15, the day of the chief minister’s scheduled visit to the district. In a release, Jendai said the JAC is playing a destructive role and needs to immediately recall its call of bandh. The release said the recruitment matter is in the court and under government consideration, adding that it pertains to the whole state batch of 2013 and not to Tamenglong alone.
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 11 A meeting organised today by Manipur Home Guards Adhoc Sub Committee at the meeting hall of MMRC Unity Park at Khangabok, Thoubal district for reforming the Home Guards Organisation was disrupted by another group of home guards who tried to stop the meeting from being carried out.    Severe altercations took place resulting in clashes between the two groups. A team of Thoubal police arrived and tried to take control of the situation. The altercations went on continuously for two hours until the people from MMRC and Unity park, seeing that the situation was getting out of hand, declared that they w
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 10 Green revolution is much needed in the Northeast region said IIS regional director Mangjangam Thouthang while giving his keynote address on the occasion of the regional orientation workshop for field officers of Agriculture department, government of Manipur.  He though India is no more an agricultural economy some 70 per cent of its rural households still depends primarily on agriculture for livelihood. Agriculture is the source of livelihood for more than 50 per cent of our population he said. According to the government sources, the state has a lot of agricultural lands in the country out of which on
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Nov 11 The first seed fair cum food festival was organised today at the Bazaar shed of New Kaiphundai under Tousem sub division, Tamenglong district by People’s Endeavour for Social Change (PESCH) and Kaiphundai village authority. The festival was supported by Brot/EED/RNBA.  21 C 37th Assam Riffles, Nayab Subedar Shyam Singh attended the occasion as chief guest and inaugurated the festival. Chairman, New Kaiphundaigi Village Authority, Angam Gangmei attended as the president and Agro-ecology coordinator, PESH, D. Phuanthanlung, attended as the moderator. The students of Kids Academy Kaiphundai performed a w
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 By Kuwar Singh Unlike other roadside vendors, Pratima Devi refuses to wear an air mask. She runs her fingers round her spectacles, explaining that little drops condense on her lenses whenever she puts on a mask. The 45-year-old vendor has abandoned her coveted stall license in Ima Keithel to sell phaneks and shawls on the main road in Imphal’s cacophonous Khwairamband Bazaar, where trucks, cars, autorickshaws and motrobikes hurtle past her and other vendors who sit in a precarious position on the traffic divider. A thin, dirty smell of smoke hangs around them during peak hours.  The Bazaar is flanked with buildings of Manipur’s inte
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IMPHAL |Nov 11 (NNN) Ramkung Pamei, editor of The Cham, a Tamenglong based daily newspaper has been elected as the president of Manipur Hills Journalists Union (MHJU) in Imphal today for the tenure of 2017-2020. The election which was held at ADC Bhavan, Chingmeirong in Imphal has also elected other executives of the union. Outgoing president of MHJU, Sothing Shimray in his speech while welcoming the new executives stressed the importance of unity and co-operation among the MHJU members. Speaking after the election, newly elected president of the union, Ramkung Pamei called for the collective efforts in pursuing the objectives of MHJU esp
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 A joint meeting to resolve the issue pertaining to the alleged intended displacement of a mosque in light of the construction of a new district court in Ukhrul, has been held on November 8, at DC office room, Ukhrul district, a release said. With the district commissioner of  Ukhrul district as the moderator, Ukhrul district session judge CJM, team ADC, SDO, headmen and secretary of Hunphun village, along with president AMMOCOC SM Jalal, legal advisor AMMOCOC, Rabi Khan, president (Advocate) Muslim Council Manipur, Haji Arafat, coordinator Alhaj MVMuhiddin, Anjuman Eslahi-Muwshara, and 15 delegates of AMMOCOC, were present
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IMPHAL | Nov 11 Thounaojam Shyamkumar today said development work will be taken up by the departments under him giving equal opportunities to all the districts. Minister of MAHUD, town planning, forests and environment and horticulture and soil conservation made the statement during the inauguration of the Andro Cultural Museum constructed at the cost of Rs 10 (ten) lakhs under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) 2015-2016 at the premises of the Andro Pana Loisang, Andro Assembly Constituency, Imphal East. Addressing the gathering as the chief guest of the function, Th. Shyamkumar spoke regarding the developmen
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