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IMPHAL | July 26 A one day sensitisation on HIV/AIDS was held today at Royal Academy of Law, Oinam. The sensitization programme was organised by Red Ribbon Club/NSS Unit of the college supported by Manipur State AIDS Control Society. A release said a total of 48 volunteers including 25 female volunteers were sensitised about HIV/AIDS. Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS) and NSS Cell, Manipur University have opened 46 Red Ribbon Clubs (RRCs) in colleges affiliated to the university since 2009, including one at JN Manipur Dance Academy, it said. Since April this year, 8 such sensitisation programmes have been conducted at coleges name
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KANGPOKPI | July 26 To promote hygienic living and clean Kangpokpi, executive members of Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organization organised cleanliness drive along National Highway 2 within the district headquarters since yesterday. The womenfolk cleaned roadside Nullah, drainages, etc and pick up litters along the road from Kangpokpi police station gate till Assam Rifles check post in between Kangpokpi main bazar and IT. KWWO president, Hekim Hangshing said that earlier in the past many cleanliness drives have been initiated by various NGOs, local civil bodies, etc. but discouragingly none could adopt the habit of hygienic living till today.
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 26 Manipur Friendship Organization (MAFRO), Kangpokpi District organised drugs awareness and poster campaign yesterday at Kangpokpi successfully. The awareness and poster campaign was organised under the theme, “No tobacco, No intoxicating substances, No alcohol”. SP of the district M. Pradip, SM. Ahsan, president MAFRO, Manipur and Rev. M. Singh, UPC (NE-I) Kangpokpi attended the event as presidium members apart from various other local CVOs leaders. Pradip, thanked the organising committee for such encouraging awareness program more particularly among the youth community in the society while
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR| July 26 A one-day reproductive child health cum outreach health camp was organised at Maibam Chingmang Lainingthou community hall Nambol by Community Health Centre Nambol in collaboration with District Health Society Bishnupur, Development, Protection United Voluntary Organisation (DPUVO), Nambol and District Mobile Medical Unit. In the camp 4 doctors attended 174 patients by providing health consultation and free medicines. Meantime, a free medical camp was also organised at Pukhrambam Maning Leikai and Lourambam by Primary Health Centre Leimapokpam and Pukhrambam Athletic Club. The camp was organised un
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IMPHAL | July 26 Education minister Th. Radheshyam has expressed to the members of Library and Information Science students’ Association Manipur (LISSAM) on July 23 that libraries are no longer required in school and colleges. Radheshyam said that we can get any information we want from Google through mobile phones, and libraries are found covered with webs and dusts upon his inspection, because nobody goes to library these days, said a release. LISSAM has expressed that the required books, newspapers, journals and furniture are not provided in the libraries and this has discouraged anybody from visiting them, it said adding contractors
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House passes four demands for grants By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 The Manipur Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed four more demands for grants for the year 2017-18 amounting to Rs. 1271,13,79,000 during the fifth day session. The demands medical, health and family welfare Rs. 605,80,68,000, labour and employment Rs. 54,20,91,000, department of tribal affairs and hills development and animal husbandry and veterinary including dairy farming  Rs. 106,63,85,000. Deputy chief minister Y. Jokumar Singh, who is also finance in-charge, moved the four demands for grants for discussion and voting. Although motion for policy cut
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 Comptroller and Auditor General of India report for the year ended March 31, 2016 said the state government did not plan and allocate adequate budgetary resources to accommodate the actual number of children attaining the age of enrollment due to non-preparation of database of children who had attained the age of elementary education while implementing RTE Act, 2009,which covered the period of 2010-11 to 2015-16. The report further said there were 4,670 teachers who did not have the minimum academic qualification. Text books and uniforms were not distributed to the students on time. The creation of basi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar who holds the finance portfolio while replying to a joint question by opposition members K. Ranjit and Okram Henry of Congress in the Assembly today said that steps are on for implementation of the 7th pay commission. Finance minister informed that there are around 74,200 state government employees excluding some employees working in the educational institutions, judicial services etc as per information provided by the state chief secretary led feedback committee which was set up on December 14 last year to study the feasibility of implementing the 7th pay commissio
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | July 25 The Naga People’s Front in the ‘emergency’ meeting of the party’s Central Executive Council held today in Kohima resolved to take up disqualification petition against all NPF legislators who defied the party whip issued by ‘NPF Chief Whip’ Kiyanilie Peseyie. The whip was issued on July 21 on the floor of the Assembly under the Tenth Schedule para 2 (1) (a) of the Constitution of India. Today’s NPF meeting condemned the “unconstitutional action” of the governor of Nagaland in installing TR Zeliang as chief minister “without” letter of support from the original political party lett
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI |July 25 A massive protest rally was staged by the agitating students of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-regional campus Manipur at Makhan in Kangpokpi district. The students have intensified their stir yesterday against the non-fulfilment of various demands.  The students had shut down the lone national tribal university since July 10 under the aegis of the university student body IGNTUSU-RCM supported and endorsed by ATSUM, KSO and other student bodies while it had also ceased all construction works inside the university campus. The protest rally which begin at Kanglatongbi proceeded towards th
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | July 25  Many wet fields in Phalong (Bhalok) village of Tamenglong have been destroyed recently by recent heavy rainfall and flash flood that occurred on July 20. Phalong village is located about 10 km away from Tamenglong district headquarters. Speaking to this reporter, Ramliamang of Phalong said that due to lack of dumping ground for mud, stones and other materials from the construction work of Tamenglong-Kangchup road, the debris are carried down to the arable fields. The construction works are being carried out by Hindustan Construction Cooperation Company funded by ADB. At least, 25 acres of land
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Ningthoujam Prasant & Elangbam Nikita IMPHAL| July 25 Bir Tikendrajit Park is one of the historically important places of Manipur constructed in memory of Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General, who were hanged by the British in an open place before the general public on August 13, 1891. The British knew that nationalist like Tikendrajit and Thangal General were obstacles in their colonial strategies. In their absence, the British knew that alteration of Manipur into their colony was inevitable and therefore they hanged them. Manipur observes this day, August 13, as Patriot’s Day to remember their role in the freedom struggle. Today th
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CHURACHANDPUR | July 25 A three year old minor was found dead today evening after drowning in a road side drain of CYA road of Gouchinkhup Veng, New Lamka. The minor identified as Man Hat Hoih (3), daughter of NgamKhan Suan Guite, fell into the drain while her parents were at the hospital for a check-up of her elder sibling. The child was left with her parents at her grandfather and former MDC of Singat ADC, Sianzadong‘s place and got missing. Later, she was found by a resident of the area. After the news, the concerned MDCs, CT Lian and Suanchinpau Guite rushed to the spot where the police and the Churachandpur district SDO, Thangboi Ga
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IMPHAL | July 25 In view of  the upcoming Manipur panchayat election on September 14, lottery for the pradhans and members for women seat reservations in ST, SC categories for gram panchayat under CD block Moirang and Bishnupur, was held yesterday. The lottery was held at the multipurpose hall of mini secretariat, Bishnupur district and was presided over by deputy commissioner, Bishnupur, Bobby Waikhom. The gram panchayats where women seats were given reservations out of 24 total seats are Leimapokpam, Toubul, Khoijuman Kwasiphai, Thinungei, Torbung, Wangoo, Borayangbi, Kwakta. It has also been notified by the office of the district elec
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IMPHAL | July 25 The district magistrate, Imphal East has promulgated Section 144 of CrPC in the whole of the district for a period of two months starting from last Sunday. In its order the district magistrate said there were reports about certain anti-social elements indulging in unlawful activities and threatening to certain sections of the population from certain quarters.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 Mao Market will be one of the big bridges to bring back the relation between the people of hills and valley which was maintained by the forefathers, said PDA chairman, T. Robindro. He was delivering the chief guest speech on the observation of the 1st Mao Market Day today at Naga river, Nagamapal, Imphal organised by the Mao Market Coordinating Association (MMCA). The PDA chairman announced that a permanent Mao Market will be constructed very soon in the greater Imphal area with parking facilities so that the customers will not suffer any difficulties is parking their vehicles. As there is no proper M
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 Principal of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy, Konthoujam Sumati today asked all the students who were involved in a group clash on the campus among students to come at 11 am tomorrow at the academy with their respective parents without fail to resolve the matter. Reports said some students assaulted a student of the school identified as Mimi Baite, which led leading to a group clash. As the school authority could bring the situation under control, the principal called police. Baite is the president of Joint Tribal Student’s Union. Talking to reporters at her office today the principal said the
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | July 25 A cement loaded truck which was claimed to be stolen and registered an FIR at Jiribam police station on July 18 has been retrieved by the police. The superintendent of police (SP), M. Mubi Singh has stated in a press conference that the truck bearing registration number AS01DD 4776 belonged to Islam Uddin Barbhuiyan of Cachar, Assam was missing after it was parked near a petrol pump at Chandrapur, Jiribam on July 15. Later, an FIR was lodged at the Jiribam police station by the owner but during the search information was received about the presence of the truck at Mairembam Leikai, Bishnupur distric
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IMPHAL | July 25 All Manipur Police Constable Male/Civil Viva Voice Completed Fresh Candidate 2016, 10+2 today warned that they would agitate if the state government fails to declare the results of constable recruitment within during this month.
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IMPHAL | July 25 A combined team of district police commando, Thoubal and 39 AR arrested one active member of PREPAK (Pro) from Leingang Mangjin Mamang Leikai, said a release by PRO Police. The arrested person is identified as Irungbam Sanjoy alias Khoimu (26), son of (Late) Nimal Singh of Leingang Mangjin Mamang Leikai, and a case has been registered at Kumbi police station and investigation is going on.
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IMPHAL| July 25 It has been notified by the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department that the draw of lots for the reservation of offices of Adhaksya for the six valley districts will be continued on July 26, 2pm at the Mini Conference Hall of SIRD, Porompat, Imphal east, under the provisions of the Manipur Panchayati Raj act, 1994. The draw of lots will be held for the purpose of reservation of seats for scheduled tribes, scheduled castes and women in respect of seats of members of zilla parishads of Imphal East, and Jiribam districts, said a release. All concerned are requested to attend the said draw of lots on time, it added.
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IMPHAL | July 25 All Club, Organisation, Association and Meira Paibi Lup (ACOAM Lup) will be observing July 27 as ‘Integrity Protection Day’ to mark the day of exclusion of the point ‘without territorial limit’ in the cease-fire agreement between NSCM (IM) and India government in 2001. A release said, the cease-fire agreement was signed in Bangkok and the inclusion of the particular point or clause had resulted in an aggressive protest by the people of Manipur which claimed 18 lives. Moreover, there had also been confusion among the people called ‘Framework Agreement’ in 2015, which is still not disclosed, it added.  ACOAM Lu
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IMPHAL| July 25 Manipur Friendly Organisation has alleged that the government has turned a blind eye to the reports the organisation had repeatedly informed to the public that the state Veterinary department is involved in corrupt practice and embezzlement of many funds that belong to the public. The Diary farming at Porompat was closed down by the organisation as a measure taken against managing director and chairman of Manipur Milk Production Co-operative Union, Porompat as they are closely connected with the corrupt practices of the veterinary department, said a release.  The secretary of Ningthoukhong Milk Producer, Ningthoukhong P. G
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR |July 25 Students of Nambol Higher Secondary School staged protest today at the school, demanding that the teachers must resume their normal classes. The students came out in a rally at the streets and submitted a memorandum to the SDO Nambol as 11 teachers of the school had stopped taking classes from July 21. Secretary of the school students’ union, Ranjana said that the education department and the authorities concerned must resolve the problems at the earliest otherwise the students will resort to extreme measures. On the other hand, the teachers of school, while addressing the existing scenario as
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL| July 25 21 boys studying in class IX at Wisdom Foundation School were rescued by the Thoubal distirct committee of All Manipur Students Union, after the students ran off from the boarding of the school in the intervening night of July 24 and 25. The students were found near the water supply scheme at the hill of Sikhong Sekmai Hill, around 11 am after workers of AMSU Heirok and Khangabok branches, along with their parents went to search at the area. The rescued students were brought to Child Welfare Committee, Thoubal and later handed over to their parents after getting proper consultations. Meanwhile Imphal
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IMPHAL | July 25 Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has strongly condemned the step taken by the Manipur government in filing an FIR against the students who were involved in the altercation with the police personnel during the recent agitation against transfer of teachers. A release said the government should understand the reason behind the students’ protest as their academic activities had been disturbed due to the sudden mass transfer of the teachers. The students were raising their rightful demands but they were physically hurt by the police during the democratic agitation. And moreover, the chief minister’s statement in the
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