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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 Vajir Singh Educational Memorial Trust (VSEMT) in partnership with NIM Pharmaceuticals will open 300 Janaushadhi Kendra (JAK) outlets in North East India. The JAK outlets will make available all the quality medicine at very cheap price under Pradhan Mantri Bharitiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP). Speaking to media persons, VSEMT, managing trustee, Manjit Singh Duhhan said that the trust has signed an MoU with the central government to implement the PMBJP for opening of JAK outlets in the entire North East and the trust has decided to open around 50 outlets in the state. Such JAK outlets will make the
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IMPHAL | July 18 A pilot project to address pension anomalies of the ex-servicemen of the region was started by Khuga Battalion since July 2016 and a steering team comprising of JCO and NCOs was created at Khuga. A release by PIB Defence said that the team first collated complete data pertaining to various pension related policies and amendments issued in due course.  Then the team began interacting with veterans in Churachanpur district and started processing their pension related anomalies. The team also started reaching out to ex-servicemen including Veer Naris in the area of responsibility through pamphlets, local newspapers and TV ch
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 18 The Hiyanglam Kendra Development Committee today urged the state government to give further relief materials for the flood affected areas in and around Hiyanglam constituency of Kakching district. General secretary of the committee, Konthoujam Manihar told reporters at Manipur Press Club that crops and agricultural produce had been destroyed badly by the recent flood in the state. Manihar expressed his appreciation for their local MLA Y. Radheshyam and district administration for providing relief materials for the flood victims. Meanwhile, the committee also stated that there is no reservoir facility
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IMPHAL | July 18 A team of Imphal West district police commandos arrested two alleged active members of KCP (MJC) during search operation near Nirmala Hotel, Imphal today. A statement issued by PRO, Manipur said that during search, an alleged active member of KCP (MJC) identified as Yumnam Mani Singh alias Nanao alias Telheiba (38) son of (L) Kumar Khansa of Thoubal Khong Ahalbi a/p Tera Bazar. It further said that investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from general public and added that another alleged active member of the organisation, identified as Ngangbam Sushil alias Aboy alias Khoyangamba (43) son of (L) N
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR | July 18 District administration Bishnupur, Indian Red Cross Society Bishnupur district branch and People’s Resource Development Association in collaboration with Social Development Institute, Ishok have jointly organised today, a programme for donating relief materials to the flood affected families of Ishok, Bishnupur district. The programme was attended by many dignitaries namely chairman, I. Jugeshwar singh, secretary M. Jagatwhole, treasurer, H. Romen Singh and executive members from IRCS Bishnupur district branch; president H. Niken Singh, Secretary Y. Thoithoi Singh from SDI and other members of P
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IMPHAL | July 18 The All Manipur Home Guard Employee Welfare Association staged a sit-in protest today at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall demanding increase of their monthly allowance. Vice-president, S. Prabhabati Devi said that it has been 26 days after they launched the the agitation but the government silent.
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IMPHAL | July 18 Local cable television network ISTV, Central Agricultural University (CAU) and S. Kula Women’s College donated Rs. 3 lakh, Rs. 2 lakh and Rs. 50,000 respectively today to chief minister’s relief fund. These amounts were handed over to N. Biren Singh at a simple ceremony held at chief minister’s secretariat.
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IMPHAL | July 18 A travelogue book titled, “Lambini Leikolda Sathouba Leirang” written by Jamini Devi will be released by governor of Manipur, Najma Heptullah at the Rajbhavan Darbar hall on July 20, said a release. It further said that Padmashree R.K Jhaljit will be presiding at the book release function while Professor Jodhachandra Sanasam will talk about the book.
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IMPHAL | July 18 The Kolkata branch office of Salai Holdings Private Limited was inaugurated today at Chinar Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata. A release said that the inaugural function was attended by director of Anyang International Co. Limited (AGICO), Haixia Li (Tina Lee) from China, AGICO sales manager, Qing Li (Leo), chairman and MD of Salai Holdings Private Limited, Narengbam Samarjit Singh, chief strategic advisor of Salai Holdings Private Limited, K. Ravindran and advisor of Salai Holdings Private Limited, R.K Jain as the chief guest, special guest, president and guests of honour respectively.
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BISHNUPUR | July 18 A function for giving paddy seeds to selected farmers from Nambol Area were organised today at Nambol Bazar Community Hall. The paddy seeds were handed out by district officer, Bishnupur and Nambol Municipality Council who had jointly organised the function. Retired IPS, Th. Basanta Singh, chairperson, Nambol Municipal Council, Ch. Basanta, district agriculture officer T. Holen attended the function and also gave out the paddy seeds. Paddy seeds for around 240 hectars agricultural areas were provided. T. Holen said that the paddy seeds were given to the selected farmers to nurture rice saplings when the flood recedes. 
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 At least four civilians sustained injuries when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) of medium intensity exploded near the Imphal War Cemetery near Minuthong area. According to information received from the spot, the explosion occurred around 10.50 am along the road side connecting Minuthong to Porompat. The IED ripped off from amongst the scrap parts of cars kept alongside the road stretch by vehicles workshop located at the area. The bomb reportedly went off just seconds after an army truck passed along the road. Although there was no report of any injury from the army side, four civilians reportedl
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 17 Following the incessant rainfall in the past many days, earth fissures have been reported at various places within Kangpokpi district. The sub-divisional officer, Saikul, L. Geetchandra Singh has reported to the district administration yesterday about earth crack at Maphou Kuki under Island sub-division. The church area and the stretch leading from Mahadev Lok to the BSF camp has been affected while fissure was witnessed even inside the house located in the village and the road leading to Maphou Dam. The SDO requested the district administration to consult experts as there is strong possibility
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 Police have made a significant breakthrough by identifying three more suspects involved in the murder of Haokip Student’s Orgniastion (HSO) president. In the meantime, the prime suspect of the murder case, Solomon Baite, who is in police custody reportedly confessed to have committed the crime after conspiring with three others. With Solomon’s police remand having expired today he was produced before the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) L. Tonsing, by the Lamphel police for extension of his custodial remand. During the appearance the police pleaded the court to remand the accused to 15 days in judi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 Polling for the presidential election 2017 was held in the state Assembly complex, Imphal. The polling hours was started from 10 am and ended at 5 pm like the other state as fixed by the Election Commission. All the 60 MLAs of the state cast their votes by 1.30 pm. Assembly, secretary, M. Ramani was the presiding officer. Konthoujam, MLA, S. Ranjan was the state agent of NDA candidate and Ukhrul AC, MLA, Alfred Kanngam Arthur was the state agent of the UPA candidate.
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By B Rakesh Sharma IMPHAL | July 17 With the motive of self employment Wanglembam Sonia (26) daughter of W. Ibomcha of AIR quarter, Lamphel started craft works of creating artificial flowers and pots out of waste papers without any formal training. She has a passion of craft s since her childhood. She made dolls and even designed dresses from her young age. To pursue her passion she left her education after completing 12 standards but due to lack of proper guidance she was not able to live up to her her dream for a long time. As she continued her struggle she got inspired by a Youtube channel which tutors how to make artificial flowers a
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 Another prosecution witness (PW) in the July 23, 2009 BT road fake encounter case deposed before the district and sessions judge Imphal West, N. Manojkumar, today. The PW number 98 is identified as Wangkheirakpam Ram, 43, son of (L) W. Modhusudon of Chingmeirong Maning Leikai. His statement was recorded by the court. The PW is an activist running an organization known as Indigenous Perspective. He was working as a co-ordinator of citizens concern for dams and development, Paona Bazaar when the fake encounter took place. He deposed before the court that he came to know of Teresa Rehman a journalist of
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IMPHAL | July 17 Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti, Imphal awarded Dr. Chongtham Jamini Devi ‘Writer of the year, 2017 (Lifetime achievement award) while observing Writers’ Day at Dave Literature Centre, D.M college campus, today. The programme was attended by Moirangthem Luxmikumar, commissioner, as the chief guest, L. Jugendro Sharma, president, Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti and many other notable veteran writers of Manipur. Wareppam Jugindro Singh, Bal Sahitya Puraskar awardee, was also felicitated during the programme. “Writers play an important role in preserving the culture of our society”, said Dr. Jamini. She also added that ha
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 Condemning the alleged brutal murder of Md. Ateef Sheikh of Keikhu Maning Leikai in Chittagong, Bangladesh on July 14 a citizen organisations staged a sit-in-protest at Keikhu Awang Leikai in Imphal East. The protest was organised by Youth Star Sports Union (YSSU), All Manipur Muslim Organisations Coordinating Committee (AMMOCOC), Youth Voluntary Association (YOVA), and All Manipur Muslim Women Development Organisation (AMMWDO). Addressing media persons at the site of the protest, AMMOCOC president SM Jalal said the death of MBBS final year student at Chittagong, Bangladesh is mysterious and condemnabl
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IMPHAL | July 17 Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) has notified that there will power shutdown of Nambul Feeder from Mongsangei 33/11 KV substation on July 18 from 11 am to 4:30 pm due to shifting of HT Line, said a release signed  by DGM, IED-1 of MSPDCL, T. Ibochaoba Singh.
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IMPHAL | July 17 Repairing of the damaged Barak bridge, which has disrupted vehicular movement along the important Imphal-Jiribam Highway, is underway, Works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh said this afternoon. The minister was speaking to a team of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union led by their president Wangkhemcha Shyamjai who called on the Minister at his New Secretariat office to discuss welfare measures of the journalists’ community of the state. The minister also appealed to the people to bear for a few days before the bridge is fully repaired and movement is restored, since the other major lifeline of the State, the Im
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 17 The All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) will observe the 20th Manipur Integrity Day on August 4 at Manipur Dramatic Union hall. Speaking to media persons, AMUCO, president, Ph. Deban Sharma said that Manipur Integrity Day will be observed as a remembrance of the mass rally of August 4, 1997 to protect integrity of the state. He said the rally which was attended by around four lakhs people was the biggest rally in the entire South East Asia and it shows that the people of the state cannot compromise state’s integrity. Deban added that Manipur is a state were different communities are living
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 17 The situation of dengue and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in Churachandpur district has worsen with new case detected by the medical team. A Rapid Outbreak Response Team was set up by district malaria officer Dr Jamthianlal to rush to the place of detection immediately. Until July 13 there were 11 cases of JE and 17 cases of dengue in Churachandpur district, in which four cases of dengue and three cases of JE were detected from the town area. As per sources, on June 19, villagers from Hengkom had unknown mass illness which led to the testing of blood sample of the villagers which was later detec
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IMPHAL | July 17 St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School Sangaiprou building was inaugurated today. Education Minister Th. Radheshyam; Archbishop of Imphal Dominic Lumon D.D., MAHUD, town planning forest and environment, horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar, education and YAS parliamentary secretary K. Robindro Singh, Patsoi A/C, MLA AK. Mirabai Devi graced the ceremony. Speaking as chief guest Radheshyam said Manipur needs to develop many more schools to meet the increasing demand for admission to higher education for students. He pointed out that the issue of drop out students due to failure in getting admission in th
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IMPHAL | July 17 Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) will be observing the 13th memorial event of anti-AFSPA crusader, Pebam Chittaranjan, who self-immolated in protest against the draconian Armed Forces (Special) Act on August 15, 2014 and succumbed to his injuries on August 16. A release said the memorial event will be organised on August 16 where floral tributes will be paid on the statue of the student leader at Bishnupur Bazar and will visit the birth place of Pebam Chittaranjan at Takhel Leikai, Imphal. It further said that a silent mass rally will be ataken out from Takhel Leikai to THAU ground where a public meeting will be also
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IMPHAL | July 17 2 Assam Rifles conducted a free medical camp at village Khangabok, Thoubal district on July 15. A release said that the medical team provided medical aid to 240 men, women and children with aim to prevent water borne diseases due to torrential water flow and incessant rainfall in last few days. It further said that the medical staff distributed free medicines to the locals and carried out medical checkup of all attendees and added that the unit team also provided safe drinking water to the local populace. In another similar endeavour 5 JAK RIF organised a medical camp at Lilong and Maibam Chinmang, it maintained. Altogethe
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IMPHAL | July 17 Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh said it is time to develop innovative ideas to generate more energy from alternate sources to meet the energy requirements in the state. He was speaking at the distribution function of high efficiency L.E.D Reading Lampsunder Integrated Rural Energy Programme, 2016-17 to four zilla parishads at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound in Imphal today. The scheme is being implemented under devolution of powers to panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) in the state. The minister said as the state is deficient in energy requirements, relying only on electricity or hydrocarbons will not meet th

        

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