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IMPHAL | Sept 12 Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that duty is religion for all the professionals and it should be carried out with dedication and pride. He said that happiness is when duty is successfully performed by overcoming every challenge. The minister was speaking as chief guest at the Graduation Day Celebration of 2012 – 16 Batch - the 1st Batch of Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Forty three students with twelve male and twenty one females made through the graduation out of 50 students enrolled. He asked the graduates to dream big, to have a deep focus to achieve it. The more mis
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 12 The All Manipur Surrenders Association (AMSA) appealed to the government to release their stipend and onetime payment as per the surrender policy before September 20. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the association’s general secretary, M. Thambalngou Meitei said that the government had assured to give a monthly stipend of Rs. 4000 and onetime payment of Rs. 3 lakhs after three years from the date they surrendered as per the surrender policy for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 surrendered batches. Several memoranda were submitted to the authority concerned as well as to the chief
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 “The activist in me is still alive. I am joining a national political party doesn’t mean that I will abandon all my activism”, said Ratika Yumnam, newly appointed youth president of National People’s Party (NPP). She was appointed president last week in Shillong. Speaking to the Imphal Free Press over the phone, Ratika said she take it as an opportunity to be given the responsibility of a president of the youth front of NPP. “I know there will be lots of speculations on my new move particularly among the activists community with whom I have associated with”, she said. Further Ratika said she is aware of the pos
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 The proscribed Maoist Communist Party Manipur said the ideas introduced by the colonial masters in Manipur are being further amplified by some paid scholars on matters regarding the ban of liquor and drugs are being falsely propagated to the people.  A release signed by coordinator, standing committee, Maoist Communist Party, Kyonghan Mangang said a group of individuals who are considered well learned by the public have also jumped into the bandwagon without doing any deeper research and have started advocating the same. The big question is who is putting a ban on liquor in Manipur, it questioned. Is it banned by the Mani
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 The proscribed United National Liberation Front said that Sapam Manaoton (Inaotomcha) alias Santikumar (44), who was arrested by a team of Imphal East district Commando on September 10 from Kumuda area had retired from the party and is a retired person. Manaoton, son of (L) S. Mani from Keibi Kumuda Maning Leikai took training under the armed wing of UNLF, Manipur People’s Army, (MPA) in 1997/98 and worked up till the rank of  2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt.), said a release signed by director, department of publicity, M. Sak-hen. His service number was 571/13, it said. However, after the sudden demise of his wife, he had retir
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 As per notified by the deputy commissioner, Imphal East, all the members of the CHILDLINE advisory board, CHILDLINE Imphal are informed to attend the 1st meeting of the board of members for the year 2017-18 which will be held on September 16 at 11:30 am in the officer chamber of the deputy commissioner, Porompat.
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Sept 12 Various civil voluntary organisation of Jiribam district strongly condemned for allowing entrance of 45 outsiders illegally by the Jiribam police yesterday. During a press meet held today at the office of Apunba Jiribam Meira Paibee (AJMP) this evening organised by various CVOs of the district, AJMP president, S Sushila said that in this midst of stringent ILPS protest and strict checking by Jiribam Police Foreigner Check at First Gate, few outsiders were apprehended and allowed to stay at the Jiribam police station on September 10. On the next day, altogether 45 outsiders was concealed under the te
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 12 Under the theme of “Save India-Change India,” All India Students’ Federation and All India Youth Federation which organised a two-month long march across the country, came to an end today with a closing function was held at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal. The long march of 60 days kicked off from July 15 at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu and then to Kerala, Puducherry and so on to other 14 states and the grand finale is held today at Shahid Bhagat Singh Memorial Park in Machhiwara, Punjab. During the country-wide march, the two federations organised public meetings to discuss on seven demands namely employmen
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 12 Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipuri Dance Academy, L. Upendro Sharma said only arts and culture can bring the state into global level. Addressing the 24th foundation day of Nata Sangeet Academy and Research Centre (NSARC), Yaiskul Janmasthan today at Janmasthan Leikai community hall, Upendro as chief guest appreciated the work of NSARC to promote the culture of Manipur. Nata Sankritan is also taking a main role in order to promote the art and culture. He said only Nata Sankritan will not be able to fulfil the goal but tribal folk dances have also the responsibility including various ethnic groups of
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has removed Manipur state unit president Awangbou Newmai from his post with immediate effect for indulging in anti-party activities by joining the dissidents MLAs following a meeting held on September 8, said a release signed by secretary of Youth Wing, NPF, Manipur, S. Augustine. According to the removal order, NPF president, Shürhozelie Liezietsu removed Newmai as per power conferred to him vide Article V Section 9 with Article XIV of the NPF constitution, it said. It further said that the removal recommendation was made by the Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) during its meeting on Sep
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 Nungba Area Joint Action Committee (NAJAC) has expressed gratitude to Health minister, government of Manipur for his kind action to safeguard the thousands poor lives of Nunga area and fulfilling the demands for the welfare of the people. A release signed by NAJAC general secretary, Blessing Rongmei appealed the government of Manipur to continuously push Nungba on to medical priority list by setting and installation of Blood bank/storage facilities, Trauma Centre and full functioning of major operation theatre for the welfare of the people. It reminded the government for necessary CHC structural repair, construction of eno
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 12 In the fourth of its kind, the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) in collaboration with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) opened today a five-day workshop on techniques of paper setting and evaluation at Ghana Priya Women’s College, Old Lambulane. The inaugural function of the workshop was attended by chairman of COHSEM, L. Mahendra Singh as the chief guest. He said that this kind of workshop is a need of the hour as seasoned teachers who had the skills are now retired and there is a need to update the examination reforms taken up at the national level a
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 A notification by the deputy secretary (GAD) has informed that all government offices and educational institutions, private sector undertakings and other establishments under the government of Manipur located within the Panchayat areas of the election will remain close on the said election day, October 7. According to the notification the order is to enable the employees to exercise their right to franchise. Bank and other financial institutions within the Panchayat areas of the 5th general Panchayat election will also remain close for the said purpose, it added. Further the notice said government, banks or other employees
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 Sahitya Thoupang Lup (SATHOULUP) will be giving the Nonghthombam Kunjamohan Prize, which is an award for translation given every two years, to the translator Jodhachandra Sanasam. Jodhachandra has been awarded for his translation of Hijam Anganhal’s epic poem ‘Khamba Thoibi Seireng’ into English, said a release. The prize will consist of Rs. 10, 000 along with a citation and a shawl, it said. The award will be given on the occasion of celebrating the International Translation Day and the 125th birth anniversary of Anganghal at Manipur Press Club on September 30, it continued.  Poems of Anganghal which had been trans
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CCPUR | Sept 12 More than 226 widows of Zou Presbyterian Church Synod from 75 villages of Manipur were called for a meeting at Synod Committee Room, Zomi Colony today by wives of MANIREDA chairman and Singat MLA, GS Haupu and IFCD minister Letpao Haokip. GS Haupu’s wife, Thianching told the widows not to hesitate to approach the elected leaders for help. She also told the widows to stay simple, neat and tidy rather than wearing expensive cosmetics. On the occasion, Thianching presented shawls to all the widows while Letpao Haokip’s wife, Niangboi handed Rs. 50,000 to the widows to distribute among themselves.
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THOUBAL | Sept 12 A team of police lead by the officer in charge of Heirok police station, Md. Rafi Shahnshah under the supervision of SDPO Yairipok, N. Amarjit conducted a drive against drugs and alcohol at certain areas in Heirok today. 30 litres of DIC liquor was seized and the seller was arrested. The seized liquor was handed over to the excise station, Thoubal and the arrested vendor was made to pay a fine. 
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 A free ENT OPD consultation camp for "Thyroid, throat and neck disorder" was organised at Shija ENT Hospital, Sanakeithel, Lamphel today. A release said that a total of 67 patients avail the free OPD consultation during the camp related to thyroid, throat and neck problems. Consultant ENT surgeons, Dr. Supriya Chingtham, Dr. Dhaneshwor Naorem and Dr. Niteshore Moirangthem attended the patients during the camp, it said adding that awareness booklets were also distributed during the camp to the patients.
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) said that there are no books in Meitie Mayek available for Manipuri subject  to be studied in the ongoing first semester of the academic session 2017 – 18, causing many difficulties to the students studying the subject.  A release said that directorate of education (U), directorate of Language planning and implementation, Manipur University and the publishers who had received the copy rights to publish the books ought to take responsibility for causing the inconveniences. Those publishers who are making the books unavailable out of their own vested interest are taken i
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 Khuga Battalion launched ‘MISSION UJALA’ for people living in the far flung areas near Indo-Myanmar border having very limited access to development schemes, said a release of PIB Defence, Imphal. It said the border villages namely, Zoukhunou, Hiangtam Khunou and C Lanchah are in very remote areas and have no connection or access to electricity.  The company posts located in the villages undertook a special drive under ‘MISSION UJALA’ and provided the villages with electricity for four hours in the night from own limited resources, it added.  It further said that the villagers have benefitted a lot as it helps th
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 Manipur Public Service Commission has resolved to extend the last date for submission of application form for the post of principals of government colleges upto office hours of September 25 in a meeting held yesterday in view of the delay in dissemination of information relating to format of application for the post and time taken by colleges for verification of the information and documents submitted by the applicants am also issue of No Objection Certificate by the government, said a release signed by MPSC secretary, Gyan Prakash.     
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Sept 12 Talent hunt competition that was started on August 22, concluded today. Many young boys and girls from the district participated in the competition of different genres of music and dance held at Young Mizo Association (YMA) hall located at Hmuia Veng, Lamka. The talent hunt was organised by team CT Lian and it was held alongside a mega trade fair which was also held for the same period. After nine rounds of elimination, the contestants were judged through votes by audiences. The winning group of the of the talent hunt ‘The Obvious’ received a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and a citation, while
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 A combined team of Thoubal district police commandos and 39 Assam Rifles conducted frisking and checking at Kakching Lamkai area and arrested an alleged active member of UNLF on September 10, said a statement released by PRO, Manipur police department. According to the statement, the individual has been identified as Laishram Romio alias Boinao Singh (23) son of L. Anand Singh of Moreh Ward Number 7. On the same day, a team of Imphal East district police commandos arrested an alleged self-styled captain of UNLF organisation from Keibi Kumuda area, Tata Magic parking, it said. The individual has been identified as Sapam Sh
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 As per a notification from the director of Fisheries, 40 candidates have been selected for undergoing one year certificate course in Inland Fisheries Development and Management at Lamphel for the academic session 2017-18 which will commence from September 15. A release said all the selected candidates are to report for their joining in the said training course at 10:30 a.m on Friday, September 15 to the fishery officer, fishery research and training centre, Sanakeithel. Selected candidates who failed to join the training course on or before September 29 will be treated as not interested and their selection will stand cance
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IMPHAL | Sept 12 Organising Committee Lamyanba Irabot Observation Month which is formed by Socialist Students’s Union of Manipur (SSUM) in association with Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union (MPPDU) and Struggle Committee Manipur (SCM), will be organising a singing and march past competition as a part of month long celebration of Lamyanba Irabot’s birth anniversary. The singing competition will be held on September 21 at G.M hall and the march past competition will be held on September 26 at THAU ground, Thangmeiband said a release. The forms for the competition will be free and can be obtained from the office of Socialist
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Ram Madhav delivers Chinmayananda memorial lecture IMPHAL | Sept 11 We should think what we can contribute for the development and welfare of the nation. People should not be merely  rights seekers, we need to work to such an extent that each and every citizen of this country gets their due respect in foreign countries.   This was stated by chief minister, N. Biren, speaking as the chief guest at the ‘Swami Chinmayananda Memorial Lecture’ held at INA memorial hall, Moirang today. The lecture was organised by Chinmaya Mission. Biren continued we have to leave negative thoughts so that there would be positive change, prosperity and i
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IMPHAL | Sept 11 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has reiterated that the damage caused by the recent floods in the state was heightened by the construction of numerous dams and hydropower projects, none of which had been subjected to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) as mandated by the law.  A release said the floods that took place in mid-June in Northeast India severely impacted the lives and livelihood of over 17 lakh persons, many of whom were displaced from their home villages. It said the Ithai barrage constructed under the Loktak Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project and the Pare Hydro Power Project were created despite
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