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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Oct 16 As the biggest festival of Manipur, Ningol Chakouba and Kut festival approaches, the international border town Moreh is chocked with traffic caused by early shoppers today. The border town has been teeming with shoppers coming from different parts of the valley in particular.  Shoppers thronged the town and could be seen scattered everywhere. Having no empty spaces, privately brought vehicles were parked on both sides of the road causing huge traffic jam. From Moreh Bazar bridge to fire brigade service station which lies ahead of the police station, the highway was lined with parked vehicles. Under t
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Eight state footballers who represented India in the ongoing FIFA World Cup U-17 tournament were felicitated today by the governor of the state Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan here today. Speaking on the occasion Heptulla said that she would try her best to find ways to promote the game commercially like cricket.  She said talks have already begun to promote Polo commercially, which originated from Manipur. Speaking on the Sports University, the governor said the Prime Minister of India is keen to establish a Sports University and has assured to lay the foundation. She expressed hope that the university will help sportsperson
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The six-week entrepreneurship skill development programme on photography studio and Photoshop organised by Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute, government of India, ministry of MSME concluded here today. The skill development programme which began on August 31 ended today with a valedictory held at the MSME-DI, Imphal office at Takyelpat Industrial Estate, Imphal. Speaking on the occasion, Pradip Phanjoubam, editor of the Imphal Free Press maintained that such a training programme on photography studio is very meaningful in the current situation of digital technological advancement
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Thoubal, A. Shanta Devi, today issued order restraining proposed child marriage of two minors in Thoubal district. The CJM Thoubal issued the order in response to a petition filed by the father of the 12 year old bride to be to grant injunction order against the accused No. 1 (the father of the 16 year old groom) under section 13 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. The petitioner pleaded the court to prohibit the accused No. 1 solemnisation of marriage of the accused No.2 (groom to be) with the petitioner’s daughter which is due to be held on October 17
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 From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI |Oct 16 With an aim to promote national integration through culture and tradition and to encourage close relationship among different communities with moral and physical integration, a tribal folk festival cum seminar was successfully kicked off today at Tumuyon Khullen in Kangpokpi district. Sponsored by ministry of culture, government of India, the three-day festival cum seminar organised by the Maram Art & Literature Association (MALA) under the theme, “Tribal Folk Festival for National Integration” was inaugurated by Th. Sanglou, superintendent of taxes, government of Manipur. Sanglou attende
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Additional chief secretary of agriculture, Suhel Akhtar said the department needs to calculate input and output production to get more production in agriculture during World Food Day, 2017 held today at training hall, directorate of agriculture. Speaking on the occasion, Akhtar as chief guest said till now the concerned department has not surveyed the production of agricultural products. It is necessary to do a survey for each district on crops production, he added. Akhtar said for promoting agricultural products, the Central government has implemented many schemes but due to lack of awareness many farmers, they remain unab
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 A new high powered performance tipper truck has come to town at MGT Motors Showroom, opposite Iskon Temple, airport road and was launched by works minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh today at its showroom. Speaking at the occasion, Biswajit said that TATA is always a reliable company and had been a part and parcel of the state. It gives employment, good service to contractors and workers and Tata’s vehicles, mostly heavy vehicles are highly compatible with the roads of the state, he pointed out. He appreciated the efforts of the MGT motors for bringing such a good service for the state. He hoped that the new heavy vehicle wi
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 The Imphal Urban Co-operative Bank Share-Holders Development Union urged the authority concerned to take up action against the bank’s general manager and manager for breaking the RBI general guideline by misusing around Rs. 800 crores of the bank. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, the union’s secretary, M. Bomomali Singh said that the RBI has already notified to take up a case against the general manager but till today the authority concerned has not taken up any action and are still unable to make an enquiry. Moreover the bank general manager is using more than one broker breaking the RIB n
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 The present government is developing an Industrial Policy for the State to facilitate the much-needed acceleration to economic growth and development, said textiles, commerce and industry minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh today. Biswajit was addressing the inaugural function of the Hand Woven Garment Fair 2017 at the Panthoibi Complex, Paona Shopping Complex, International Market, Imphal. He said the government under the leadership of the chief minister is deliberating on how to attract foreign investors and how to promote local entrepreneurs so that these could be incorporated into the policy.  Manipur has everything, we
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Newmai News Network IMPHAL |Oct 16 Following media reports on the acute rodent menace in Tengnoupal district, officials from the agriculture department rushed to the affected areas and carried out a thorough survey work. The survey was carried out along with the village level extension workers/field assistant (VLEW/FA) and villagers on October 14. Y Kunjo Singh, EO of Tengnoupal block (Agriculture department), led a five-member team including two villagers from the affected areas. According Lr Meran, of Leibi the villagers will not be able to have good harvests this year because of the rodent attack on standing crops. The affected villag
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Consumers’ Club, Manipur have requested market vendors and shops in all districts regarding the upcoming Ningol Chakouba festival to conduct their jobs fairly without raising the prices and urged shoppers to check the prices while shopping. A release said vendors and shops must not sell things by raising the prices. Adulterated food, selling without issuing cash memo, using unapproved weighing machines, cheating customers by selling substandard items that may put risks on them must be avoided at all cost, it said. Shoppers are encouraged to check details printed on the cover of packaged food while buying them, and ensure
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) has today locked up the Lamlong Higher Secondary School and has boycotted the school students’ election which is to be conducted tomorrow. Speaking to media persons today at MSF office at Keishampat, Imphal, the school students union’s finance secretary, Huidrom Rohit said that while five students of the school went to file their nomination today at 10.30am the principal of the school, H. Sobita did not accept their nomination tough the last hours of nomination was 11.30 am. Moreover the principal challenged them to do whatever they please and said she will n
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) will be conducting examinations for recruitment for Unani physician, MHS Grade-IV (AYUSH cadre) and nature cure physician, MHS Grade-IV (AYUSH cadre) in the department of Health. A release said that details of the posts, procedure to apply, eligibility, timelines, mode of examination, etc. are available in the www.mpscmanipur.gov.in and www.empsconline.gov.in. It said that the dates of interview of shortlisted candidates for recruitment to the posts of assistant architect in PWD and OSD (Law) in MPSC is on October 28, assistant director in Economics and Statistics department is on Oc
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Oct 16 In a major breakthrough, a team of Ukhrul police tracked down a stolen vehicle abandoned at Awontang Ukhrul and returned the same to a car rental company. The stolen vehicle fitted with GPS which was found lying at Awontang Ukhrul on October 9 at around 2 pm. As per information given by the investigating officer, W. Jajo, a team of Ukhrul police tracked down the Fortuner Stigma 4, black in colour, bearing Chassis No. MBJBA3FS40080-6030, Engine No. 1GDA098611 with Registration No. DL1NA 2083, which belongs to Pannu Car Rentals (P) Limited located at G-22 Plot No. Sector 12, Vardhman Bahann of Plaza, Dw
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 Organised by Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (MHHDCL) and sponsored by Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, this year’s edition of “Special Handloom Expo 2017” kicked off today at Panthoibi Arcade, Wangkhei Keithel Ashangbi. Chairman of MHHDCL, S. Rajen Singh attended the function as chief guest. He said that he has been wanting to organise such expo since a long time. He said the expo aims to bring awareness of how rich Manipuri culture is in apparels and handicrafts. This is a festive season and therefore also a time for shopping, so this
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Home department has notified that only ministers, MLAs and administrative secretaries will be allowed to carry mobile phones inside the chief minster’s secretariat office and no other person shall be allowed to carry their mobile phones inside, as per the order No. 2/8(88)/2008 – H (Pt): State Home Department vide No. 1/1(3)/2008 – H dated 30-03-2017 with immediate effect until further orders.
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Office of the director of University and Higher Education has informed to all the principals of government and government aided colleges, Manipur that the students’ union election for the academic session, 2017-18 will be held on October 30. A release said that the last date of issue of nomination form and last date of filling nomination will be on October 25 and 25 respectively and added that scrutiny will be done on October 26. It said that counting of votes and declaration of results will be done on October 30.
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said students, to become a good and successful persons must imbibe themselves with the capability to learn to prioritise the challenges of life. He said every issue can be resolved through talks and peaceful means. The minister was speaking as chief guest at the Annual Fresher’s Meet and Literary Meet of the Johnstone Higher Secondary School, Imphal. He pointed out to the students that to become a good human, one has to have a beautiful mind, soul and heart. Human by nature is pessimist, but for the betterment and positivity of the society one should always try to remain optim
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Consumer affairs, food & public distribution and revenue minister, Karam Shyam flagged off a car rally organised by Lamjingba Cab Service at Nagamapal, Imphal West today. Speaking before the flag off ceremony, the minister said the taxi service started by a group of educated youths is a testimony that the youths are hard working with determination to bring a change in the society. Encouraging the founders for the venture, Shyam said the taxi service will give employment as well as serve the society for the betterment. He further said the State government will give assistance if possible. He said the motto of the taxi s
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The Dog and Dog Handler Refresher Course (2nd batch) of seven battalions under CRPF operation control Manipur and Nagaland sector which starts from September 18 at 143 battalion HQ, CRPF, Lamphelpat, concluded today. The course was conducted under the direction of CRPF, Manipur and Nagaland sector, IGP, Vikram Sahgal and under the supervision of 143 battalion CRPF commander, Lal Chand Yadav. During the closing function the trained dogs with dogs handlers of 32, 69, 86, 87, 109, 143 and 173 battalion CRPF displayed various activities being performed by them during their duties in the forms of demos like
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 A reception ceremony of the eight young star footballers of Manipur who put up a sterling performance in the FIFA Under-17 Football Championship, was organised today at annexe hall, Congress Bhavan, B.T. road, Imphal by the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI). Speaking on the occasion, captain of the under-17 Indian football team, Amarjit Singh Kiyam said he feels elated to be have been part of the team to play the FIFA world cup although his team expectedly were left to struggle hard to keep pace with the best teams from the entire world. Amarjit also recounted some of the experiences he faced d
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Kangleipak Calendar Board has today notified that the board will publish a calendar with holiday list similar to the ones released by Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) by next year so that inaccuracies and mismatch in significant dates are avoided. President of the board, Ahambhijit Sairam briefed media-persons at SEACO office in Sagolband Moirang Leirak that from next year (2018), the holiday list will be updated with the same holiday lists released by DIPR. He also urged all calendar publishers of the state to refer to the data provided by the board.
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Moreh police led by SDPO Moreh Lawrence K. Munluo under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Tengnoupal district, Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh reportedly arrested a cadre of PREPAK (PRO) from Moreh ward No.4 Premnagar near gate No.2. The arrested cadre has been identified Thongam Amuba Singh of Sekmaijin Thongam Mayai Leikai (army No.270180). It has been informed that Amuba is working under one Rakesh self styled chief of army of the outfit.
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Oct 16 A sit-in protest was staged today at Thoubal WangmaTaba Bazar Macha by the lady cooks of the Mid-Day Meal scheme in schools under zonal education office, Thoubal demanding payment of pending salaries for nine months before the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba festival. Speaking to media persons at the protest site, one protester said that Ningol Chakkouba is one of the important festivals of the state particularly for the women of the state. However, women in the service of cook would not be able to participate in the festival as the payments of the nine month are not released, she added. Further she said
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 People’s Arts and Dramatic Association (PADA), Top Khongnang Makhong under the sponsorship of Song and Drama Division, under the ministry of Information and Broadcasting, performed dance and street play shown on theme of rural development, Swacchta Pakhwada and village cleanliness in connection with the fifteen days long “Gram Samriddhi Evam Swachchta Pakhwada” at different places of Thoubal district, Manipur from October 1, said a release.
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IMPHAL | Oct 16 Bharatiya Janata Party Manipur Pradesh has notified that the suspension order, dated October 9 of Poudinlung Riamei has been revoked and he should remain as a general secretary, BJP Nungba Mandal with immediate effect until further order, said a release.
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