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IMPHAL | Sept 18  Union minister of state, heavy industries and public enterprises, Babul Supriyo today inaugurated exhibition cum seminar of ‘Naya Bharat – Hum Karke Rahenge’ and pledged for a new India at Manipur State Film Development Society Hall, Palace compound, Imphal. The chief guest of the function, Babul Supriyo administered Sankalp Se Siddhi (New India Pledge) together with all the participants.  The pledge and programme was in tune with the mass campaign started by the Prime Minister to take the six resolves to make the country- free of corruption, free of poverty, free of filth, free of communalism, free of terrorism an
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 In tandem with the celebrations across the globe, the 9th World Bamboo day was celebrated today in the state at Singjamei community hall, Imphal. The theme of the event was E3 - environment, energy and employment.   While addressing the programme, chief architect of Buddhabir and Association, Th. Buddhabir Singh, speaking as the guest of honour said that bamboo products are taking an important role to promote arts and crafts of the state. He said that instead of waiting for government jobs, the youths of Manipur should start their own small scale industry of bamboo crafts to make their living. Nowada
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Family member of Ningombam Kiranbala (a candidate of DM College chemistry department entrance examination) appealed to the government to take action against the authority of DM college for recruiting students without following proper norms to the MSc first semester class for this academic year. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, the candidate’s brother-in-law, Chanambam Sanayaima said that the department selected eight candidates in the ‘unreserved’ category. Among the selected eight candidates one of them did not get admitted to the college leaving a seat vacant, he added. Regarding the m
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 One of the five bodybuilders who are going to participate in the upcoming 9th World Bodybuilding and fitness championships 2017 is Leitanthem Dinesh. He brought home silver medal in the last 51st Asian bodybuilding and physique sports championship which was held in Seoul South Korea from August 23-26. Dinesh had no financial support to afford for his next bout that is going to take place in Mongolia on October 3-8 and which is also a bigger platform. Addressing the media at Manipur Press Club today, he said he not only want to make the state proud but also said that he want to make India proud in the coming championship.
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Manipur Friendship Organisation (MAFRO) said the prevailing resentment caused by the alleged inflammatory post made by Yumnam Devjit on Facebook could have been prevented if the cybercrime unit had not taken sides. A release by the organisation inquired what the cybercrime unit is doing when a crime is committed by allegedly insulting the Islam religion and caused tensions between two communities, and further alleged that the unit is pretending to be dutiful by making arrest of some youth who had provoked a girl and parading him though media.   Everybody knows that Devjit is the son of deputy CM, it said. The current gov
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 The silver jubilee celebration of Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School and Performing Centre, Imphal was held at Chandrakriti auditorium, art and culture complex, Palace Compound today. The function for completion of 25 years of the centre was based on the theme ‘Preservation of Traditional culture for peace and prosperity under the roof of love and unity: One family One nation One World’. Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla was the chief guest in the function and director of Chorus Repertory Theatre, Imphal and also the former chairman, National School of Drama, New Delhi, Ratan Thiyam was the president. Sharing t
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Sept 18 Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) and All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) extended its support towards the tribal student’s apex body of Manipur, ATSUM over MU reservation row. The joint press statement of KSO and ANSAM denounced the Manipur University authority in breach of the MoU signed on November 7, 2016 stating that ATSUM, KSO, ANSAM, DESAM and MUTSU with MU authority agreed in the MoU to strictly follow the Central Educational Institutes Act, 2006 and as amended on 2012 reservation in admissions and High Court ruling from the next academic session. The joint press statemen
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 The Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) observed its 11th foundation day today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Imphal. Delivering the presidential speech, CADA president, Y. Ratankumar said that though law prohibits uses of drugs and consumption of alcohol in the state there are lot of drug abuser and alcohol is easily available in the state. As drugs, alcohol and tobacco are easily available, many people of the state between the age of 15 to 35 years use intoxicants and other harmful substances, consequently it leads to rise in various diseases, he added.   If the people of the state continue to use ab
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHNADPUR | Sept 18 More than 150 employees in contract basis of National Health Mission today staged a sit-in-protest in front of CMO's office at Lamka under the aegis of All Manipur National Health Mission Employees Welfare Association (AMNEWA) demanding regularisation of their service by the government. The sit-in-protest was started at the office of the Medical Directorate of AMNEWA from September 14 onwards at Imphal, followed by Bishnupur, Chandel and Churachandpur. It will be continued at Imphal East tomorrow and at Imphal West the day after. Around 193 contractual staffs of different departments under NH
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 18 Silver jubilee celebration of Manipur University Working Women Association (MUWWA) was organised today at the court hall of Manipur University, Canchipur. The programme was attended by vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Prof Adya Prasad Pandey as chief guest and president of MUWWA, N. Aruna Devi as president. Speaking on the occasion as guest of honour, former president of MUWWA, Ksh. Bimola Devi said that women are playing an important role in the society; however, men and women need to work together for the development of the society. The president of MUWWA shall be requested to co-operate with
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 A lecture programme on “Nation Building through Cultural Integration” was organised by the Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University, at its conference Hall, Canchipur today. A release said that the programme was attended by vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Professor Adya Prasad Pandey, Manmohan Vaidya and Professor L. Joy Kumar as the chief guest, keynote speaker and guest of honour respectively. Delivering his chief guest speech, Pandey stated that integration is very much important because it maintains a unity and certain balance in a particular society, it said adding that cultural integrati
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 As a part of Sachhata Hi Sewa (SHS) campaign, 109 Bn CRPF under the aegis of IGP, Manipur and Nagaland CRPF organised another cleanliness drive at Old Age Home, Mongsangei, Imphal today. A release said that the campaign was organised with the objective to clean the surroundings of the Old Age Home where more than 20 homeless senior citizens are residing. More than 150 personnel of 109 Bn CRPF and senior citizens of Ola Age Home, Mongsangei participated in the cleanliness drive, it added.
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JIRIBAM | Sept 18 The deputy general manager, Jiribam division MSPDCL, has informed the consumers and general public under Jiribam division, that there will be no power supply under the jurisdiction of Jiribam division, on September 20 from 9 am to 3 pm. The power supply will remain cut off due to maintenance of 6.3MVA, 132 KV transformer bay at 132/33kv substation Kadamtala, Jiribam, as per approval of 136th OCC meeting of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. The deputy general manager, Jiribam division, MSPDCL regretted the inconvenience caused to the consumers and general public.
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Sept 18 Following the nationwide launching of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ and with an aim to promote it in Kangpokpi district, Sadar hills autonomous district council decided to organise a massive cleanliness drive with the involvement of its employees, public, MDCs, CSOs and student community. The ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign was successfully launched in the district on September 15 at Multipurpose Hall, DC office Kangpokpi by ADC Sadar Hills chairman, Haokholal Hangshing in the presence of DC, Kangpokpi, T. Ranjit Singh, additional DC, Kangpokpi H. Balkrisna Singh, CEO-SHADC, DK. Thangboi and additional
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Sept 18 Tamenglong Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) was launched for the first time at CSC Gai Enterprise Computer Learning Centre in Tamenglong today morning. Under the scheme, the CSC Gai Enterprise targeted Chingkhiuluang Ward No 5 (A), Tamenglong and covered 225 households and planned to organise free computer training to every households in Tamenglong district. The launching cum mass enrolment was attended by district consultant of CSC, Tamenlong, Nicodim Panmei and district consultant of PMGDISHA, Norbert Pamei, and chairman of Chingkhiuluang Village Authority, G Namrong.
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Sept 18 Under the Swachhta Hi Seva, the Jiribam police personnel began cleanliness drive from today in areas around Jiribam police station, which will continue till October 2. The cleanliness drive was flagged off by additional SP, K. Ajit Kumar Singh from the gateway of Jiribam Police station in presence of other officers and staffs. On the side-line of cleanliness drive, SDPO of Jiribam, Rajkumar Charles highlighted about the controversial cybercrime of Blue whale game which is spreading rapidly and opined that cybercrimes have arisen due to impurities in the mind. He further appealed to the parents to restri
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Sept 18 Manipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) opened its new branch office on September 17 at Elora Hotel, Moreh. The inauguration was attended by convenor, State Level Committee of Act East Policy, RK. Sivachandra, senior vice-president of HDFC bank, Kavita Jain, Rajesh Sawhney of P and G, general secretary of MCCI, Th. Jotin Singh and its other members. Sivachandra, who attended the programme as chief guest stated that the government of India led by BJP has many projects in collaboration with other countries under the Act East Policy. The new branch of MCCI has been opened considering the tradin
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 International Sanamahism Students’ Association will be organising its fourth birth anniversary on September 21, at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound. A release said that the organisation was formed in on September 25, 2014 at the premise of Lainingthou Sanamahi in the old palace, Kangla in order to save the religion. On the birth anniversary, discussion will be made on how to save the religion followed by various cultural shows of song and dance, it said. Sanamahism being the only indigenous religion followed by both hilly and valley people, all are requested to attend the function considering it as a responsibility to s
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 One snake bite victim namely, Raisang Majhi (21), who is an employee of Simplex Railway construction Company (Noney) was saved by Assam Rifles of Noney on September 18, said a release of PRO defence, Imphal. It said that the victim was bitten by a snake on his right foot and was brought to Assam Rifles camp located at Noney.  The victim was immediately rushed to the unit hospital where the medical officer of Noney Battalion treated the patient, it said adding that the patient was kept under observation and later on discharged after stabilising of vital stats. Meanwhile Assam Rifles organised “Swachhta Hi Seva Sanitation
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), Imphal observed Hindi Divas from September 15 on a daily basis till today at Priyogopalsana auditorium of the academy. A release said that the inaugural function on September 15 was attended by JNMDA director, L. Upendro Sharma, JNMDA pradhan guru, A. Tombinou Devi and Sahitya Akademi awardee, S. Brojeshwar Sharma as presidium members. It said S. Nabachandra Singh and S. Brojeshwar Sharma were the resource persons and spoke about the significance and importance of Hindi language. The competition in Hindi Kabita Path, Tatkalin Bashan and Nibandh was held in two categories, on
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Nungba Area Joint Action Committee (NAJAC) has called a shutdown of the SDO office and other government offices along with schools at Nungba with immediate effect from tomorrow until their demands are met.  A release signed by NAJAC general secretary, Blessing Rongmei said that despite several prayers, efforts and the ultimatum served, the last being served on September 13, officially and personally, CDPO/ICDS Nungba, SD Neinu has failed to garner the support and love of the people of Nungba area in all aspects. It said that NAJAC will move on with intense agitation without any hesitation against the government’s failur
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IMPHAL | Sept 18 Peace Maker Artistes’ Association (PMAA) has condemned the behaviour of one claiming to be the president of All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) for allegedly insulting and humiliating the artists of the association. A release said that the association was called to perform a paly “Arangba Thawanmichak” on the 66th foundation day of AMBA held on September 14 but the play was interrupted by the president, who went up into the stage in the middle of the play and said, “Sidagidi Ei Touragey, Noi Kumthakhro” (You all get down, I will handle from here). The associations demands apology from the said person of the AMBA,
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State gears up for Mera Houchongba celebration IMPHAL | Sept 16 In continuation to the review meeting to assess the projects being taken up by various departments, chief minister, N. Biren today chaired the review meeting of 14 departments to discuss the targets of the developmental to be completed in the current year 2017-18. The review meeting was held at the cabinet hall. During the meeting, N. Biren asserted that the need of the hour is to give priority on the public oriented developmental works for the growth and progress of the State. He stated that if the government cannot provide or deliver good governance and benefits to the poor
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 At least four people sustained injuries when unknown miscreant exploded a hand grenade this evening inside a building at Mantripukhri, Imphal East district. Reports said the grenade was exploded around 5 pm targeting the office of Hindustan Construction Company which is inside the five storey building belonging to one Mukesh Sharma. The building is situated just opposite to 69 CRPF battalion Mantripukhri. Altogether four persons, all of them staffs of Hindustan Construction Company, sustained splinter injuries and were evacuated to Rajmedicity. However, all of them are said to be out of danger. Later
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI |Sep 16  Following the alleged failure of the Manipur University authority in fulfilling their assurance over the reservation issue on August 31 meeting, the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur has decided to re-intensify agitation over the issue.   Earlier, the student body had suspended its 48 hours ultimatum over the issue following the assurance of the vice chancellor and heads of department in a joint meeting held on August 31 at the vice chancellor’s office chamber. The apex body of the tribal students of the state, ATSUM and Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU) have been demandi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 16 Information and public relation minister, Th. Biswajit said that media plays a big role in the society and is acting as a moderator between the public and policy makers. He was delivering the chief guest’s speech on the observation of the 43rd foundation day of All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) today at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal. Stating that a real journalist should follow the journalistic principle the minister asked journalists to maintain accuracy of the news as sometimes a faulty news can misguide the whole public. Mentioning that media plays an important role in bringing societ
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