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From Our CorrespondentKANGPOKPI |June 25An oil tanker was attacked again with arms this morning at the same areas of the previous two similar incidents along National Highway-2 in between Kangpokpi and S. Changoubung village.The attack happened this morning at around 8:40 am near Alex Farm, around 1 ½ Km. away from Kangpokpi police station and less than 1 Km, away from the proposed SP Kangpokpi office.The ill-fated oil tanker bearing registration number MN01-8817 bore three bullets entry marked on the left door while there is no report of any injury of the tanker occupants.According to the tanker driver, Y. Sarat Singh, the incident happened
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 25             People of all walks of life thronged the Govindaji temple at Palace Compound today on the occasion of Kang, which is one of the important days according to the Manipuri Vaishnavite calendar.The state chief minister N. Biren Singh with his two cabinet ministers, Th. Biswajit and Th. Shyamkumar took part in offering prayer to Lord Jagannath.Briefing the media, the CM said that he is glad to be part of the celebration. Offering his prayer, Biren sought the blessing of ‘Jagat Bondhu’ to make the state free from accidents, floods, crimes and to usher in peace. Interestingly, the day a
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By Jei Jei NewmeIMPHAL | June 25Many may know and many may not know but the Manipur’s Longpi chaphu (pot) has for itself travelled around the world and earned a prestigious name in the country.The black pottery of Longpi (or Nungpi) is made only in Manipur which is made from serpentine rock (rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals). Utensils made from black stone pottery have the advantages of health benefits, taste retaining quality, hygiene, natural and no side effects.  Another advantage is that the handmade pot can be used for cooking over gas stoves or firewood and microwave as well.One of the most renowned personality
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 25A public meeting on “stop oil exploration in Manipur” was held today at Tupul, Noney district jointly organised by seven villages including Youth’s Forum for protection of human rights.Speaking on the occasion, Makulai Kamei, chairman of Taokamjang village said earlier the people of Tamenglong were hopeful that the coming of the railway will make the district flourish. But now we are realising the unwanted consequences of it, he added.“Development might come in the state but if mass ecological imbalance is there, then how can we say we are developing?” Makulai asked.The powerful earthquake that hap
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IMPHAL | June 25The chief minister N Biren has conveyed warm greeting to the people of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, especially to the Muslim brethren. In his greeting, the CM said the festival highlights the spirit of joy and sharing and reflects the composite culture of the state.The Inner Manipur MP, Thokchom Meinya has also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the Muslim of Manipur on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.  In his greetings, the MP stated that month-long Ramadan ends on the evening of Sunday, June 25 and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr, which is also known as “The Feast of Fast
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  • Jun
IMPHAL | June 25ABN Enterprises in collaboration with Venvik Tech Solutions is ready to help those in distress in enrolling for Goods and Services Tax (GST).This was stated by ABN managing partner, Pukhrambam Aristotle during a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club here today.Aristotle said that in the 34 GST Suvidha Providers (GSP) approved by the government of India, Venvik Tech Solutions is one of them. ABN partners with Venvik and has come to the town to help tax payers ease their problems facing right now in enrolling in GST.ABN is a platform or an implement agency for taxpayers to enrol in GST with confidence, he continued.
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BISHNUPUR| June 25A dead body was found today, near a cemetery at council ward no. 8, kwakta Municipal Council under Moirang police station under Bishnupur district. The dead body is yet to be identified as no identity cards or any identifying material was found.  The body was found in the morning by locals who they went to pick mushrooms at walkway beside a paddy field, adjacent to the cemetery.  A team of district police led by SDPO of Moirang Police, O. Sukumur arrived at the spot immediately on getting information.The body has been deposited at RIMS morgue.The SDPO said the body will be kept for two days at the morgue. It will be dispos
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  • Jun
By A staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 25As a part of the celebration of the State government’s 100 days completion in the office today, Municipal Administration, Housing & Urban Development (MAHUD) celebrated “MAHUD in 100 Days” at Khwairamband Ima Keithel. A booklet was also released at the function organised by the Manipur Urban Development Agency (MUDA) and Imphal Municipal Corporation.Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, K Shyam, appreciated MAHUD minister, Th Shyamkumar for his different working style. Describing Shyamkumar as one of the most courageous elected me
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IMPHAL | June 25Major issue faced by the PWD department is the lack of fund. At the same time lack of co-ordination between different government departments has also led to the deplorable condition of the roads in the State.This was stated by the chief engineer of PWD, Ch Tiken, during a one-day media sensitisation programme organised by the Editors' Guild Manipur on the state of highways in Manipur at Hotel Classic, here today.During the program, officials of the Public Works Department including chief engineer highlighted the challenges faced by the Public Works department during construction and maintenance of highways in the State.The chi
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Newmai News NetworkCHANDEL |June 25The Naga Students’ Union Chandel (NSUC) has alleged that due to lack of attention by the PHED the people in Chandel district are facing water scarcity. The student body of the district expressed its disappointment alleging that the PHED has not been doing much for the district.According to NSUC, many villages in Chandel district are buying water from private suppliers as there is water scarcity. "Augmentation of water supply scheme at Chakpikarong is not providing water to many surrounding villages namely Anal Khunou village, Y/Khutha village, Charongching village, Khuwngjol village, Tampi village, Dangkhu
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 25Department of arts and culture kicked off 25-day of music workshop to mark the inauguration of ‘Support of Musical Instruments and Teaching of Music to School Children’  a project funded by NEC, Ministry of DONER at the auditorium of MSFDS, Palace Compound, Imphal today.   The function was attended by chief minister, N. Biren Singh, art and culture minister, L. Jayantakumar Singh and education, labour and employment, Th. Radheshyam Singh as the chief guest, president and guest of honour, respectively.Speaking on the occasion, Biren said that the real beauty of Manipur lies in the unity of various ethn
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From Our CorrespondenceTHOUBAL| June 25Shrimati Likmabam Radhe Devi Trust has organised yesterday, The 20th Shrimati Likmabam Radhe Devi HSSLC Award, which is a prize felicitation program at the club of Education Enhancement (EED).The award has been given to 6 students, from Thoubal distrct and Wangjing Private Centre, who secured highest marks in HSSLC exams. The annually held award was provided by the descendants of Likmabam Radhe Devi from Lamden bazaar, Wangjing in her name. She had been in the teaching profession for a long time.On the occasion, Okram Surajkumar, MLA, Khangabok assembly constituency attended the program as chief guest, p
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IMPHAL | June 25All Manipur Fire Service Candidates’ & Guardians’ Association has appealed to the chief minister to declare the results of the DPC interview for  Manipur fire service post 144, said a release.Drawing attention to the fact that the candidate are about to cross the age bar regarding the post,  the association informed that they have appealed to the government many times before but to no avail, it said.The association have also urged the authorities concerned not to conduct a fresh DPC without declaring the results of the DPC conducted at 2014, it said adding if the government forcefully takes new recruitment then the a
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IMPHAL | June 25All India Trinamool Congress Manipur has wished “Eid ul Fitr 2017” to all the Muslim communities and a very happy “Rath Yatra” for Hindus which is known as “Kang Festival” in Manipur, said a release. The festivals should remind the people to embrace peaceful co-existence and to strive unitedly so as to bid goodbye to hatred, jealousy and enmity, said the release.
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IMPHAL| June 25The Thadou Students' Association - General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) has condoled the untimely demise of former TSA leader, Letkholal Haokip alias Palal Haokip, who was president of HSO, said a release. The association has expressed their respect and heart-felt appreciation to late Palal for his valuable contribution to the cause of Thadou community while serving as a TSA leader, it said. The association is sharing the grief and anguish of the bereaved family and pray that the departed soul rests in peace, it added.
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From A CorrespondenceTHOUBAL | June 25An unexploded bomb believed to be of WWII era was found today, at the river bank of Sekmai River, Kakching, Sana Khongnung stretch, opposite the TWLA club. The bomb was found by local fishermen while pulling up a cast net from a fishing spot. The incident was immediately reported to Kakching police. A team led by O.C Nandababu Sharma of kakching Police station came to the spot and recovered the bomb.
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IMPHAL | June 25People for Human Rights and Climate Change in collaboration with Naharol Lamjin Furup organised today, a public meeting against the oil explorations at Khewa Phurju, Pukhao under Imphal East said a release.Speakers at the meeting expressed their disapproval that government of India and oil companies tried to pursue oil exploration without conducting an impartial and detailed impact survey assessment with community participation. The companies failed to give any prior notice to the village and also take their consent, it added.After the meeting, the people of the area took resolution that they will oppose the oil exploration, a
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IMPHAL | June 25A motivational lecture on “Career Counselling for SUPER 20” was organised by the officers of the Noney Battalion for students of Noney Area on June 23 at Hunters’ Valley Headquarters of Noney Battalion, said a release.  The aim of the lecture was to motivate the students for the “SUPER 20’’ initiative being undertaken by the Indian Army, it said adding, SUPER 20 is an initiative by Red Shield Division for coaching the state youths for Engineering Entrance Exams at Centre for Social Responsibility & Learning (CSRL).A motivating lecture cum awareness of the same was conducted, covering various aspects on job opp
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IMPHAL | June 25Assam Regiment of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a medical camp in Phaisanjang village, Chandel district yesterday in which 6 children and 30 elders benefited, said a release.Medical officer of the unit educated locals on significance of hygiene and preventive measures against diseases prevalent during monsoon, it added.Meantime, medical team of 2 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles saved the life of one snake bite victim on June 23, it said, adding the victim named Samuel (15) resident of Khangabok, Thoubal district was bitten by a snake while playing and was immediately rushed to the un
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today urged police department not to hesitate in taking action against activities particularly in social media that could disturb communal harmony of the state and nation.Biren Singh was addressing a gathering during the launch of community policing in Manipur organised at Banquet hall of 1 st Manipur Rifles.Prior to the launch of community policing, the chief minister also inaugurated office of the superintendent of police traffic and cyber crime police station (CID headquarter) as a part of the 100 days programme of the BJP led Manipur government.According to the chief minist
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By A Staff ReportIMPHAL | June 24The Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) appealed to civil voluntary organisations and student organisations in the state to support them in the movement to remove Assam Rifle (AR) camps from the university campus.Addressing a press meet today at MUSU office at MU campus, Chanchipur the union’s president Buchi Mayanglambam said that the environment of the university is disturbed by presence of the AR camp and their movements and the students feel that the environment of the university is like a war zone.Until the AR camp is taken out from the campus the students cannot have a peaceful academic environmen
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By A Staff ReporterIMPHAL | June 24Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) condemned the killing of Letkholal Haokip alias Palal, president of Haokip Students’ Organisation (HSO) at the strongest term, said Paotinthang Lupheng, president of KSO general headquarter during a press meet held today at Kuki Inn, Imphal.Elaborating on the incident happened last night at around 7 pm Letkholal said Palal was shot to death from point blank range inside his vehicle in front of his house at Langol Game Village.He also said the assailants were purportedly trailing him in a grey Maruti 800 car. They accosted him when he stopped his vehicle near the gate of
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IMPHAL | June 24Funds and schemes allocated for differently abled persons under the Ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of India will be given at the right time with appropriate proposals, said social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen.She was speaking at the 6th Unau Meet-cum-inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be giv
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IMPHAL | June 24Funds and schemes allocated for differently abled persons under the Ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of India will be given at the right time with appropriate proposals, said social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen.She was speaking at the 6th Unau Meet-cum-inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be giv
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IMPHAL | June 24Law minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that ‘ultimate justice’ and ‘truth’ are very close and they go together.Attending a ‘Get Together’ function of government advocates of high court and subordinate courts of the districts, as chief guest, the minister expressed the need of conscience for bringing justice in the society.He said to resolve problems and conflicts, one has to be sensible. The minister appealed to the advocates to deliver justice without delay. He also sought public cooperation in this regard.Jayantakumar shared his past experiences when he was serving as a government advocate and chief judicial
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IMPHAL | June 24People should feel free to approach the government with their grievances and problems. Since this is a people’s government, it is committed to serve the people without any discrimination said IFC and YAS minister, Letpao Haokip.The minister was speaking at a simple yet impressive reception function organised by Anal Naga Chiefs’ Association at Chakpikarong sub-divisional headquarters today.Stressing that he is not a representative of just a particular community, he said he is looking forward to work for development for all communities of the state.He further expressed that he is also looking forward for a better and bigger
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