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IMPHAL | July 12 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65kms of Imphal-Moreh section of the National Highway-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs. 1630 crores. Manipur being a landlocked state with almost 90 percent of the area under difficult terrain presently has only road transport as a means of mass transport system within the state. Hence development of the road infrastructure is of paramount importance to improve connectivity and progress of the state and to ensure that the administrative set up reaches the isolated and remote habitats. The
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By a Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 12  In light of the recent report in this paper regarding fake eggs entering the market, the state public health food testing laboratory conducted tests on egg samples procured from whole-sellers. The report given by the state food analyst, Ch. Sanajaoba Meitei deemed that all necessary tests have been conducted on the samples and it has been deemed safe for human consumption. The lab tested 20 eggs only. According to the report, the samples were received on July 6 and the physical, chemical and structural tests were conducted. As per the National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) recommendation, the sh
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Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | July 12 The Nagaland political crisis continues with legislators supporting TR Zeliang still camping at Kaziranga Resort in Assam. However, NPF spokesperson and Education minister, Yitachu claimed that Chief Minister, Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu still “enjoys” the support of 58 legislators. The NPF spokeperson said that the Government in a State means Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers, and the maximum Council of Ministers for the state of Nagaland is 12 which comprises of Chief Minister and 11 Cabinet Minister. According to him, in the face of the present dissidence among the NPF legislators, the N
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL |July 12 Proving that there is rampant adulteration in food being brought into the state from outside, three persons have been prosecuted and fined for selling adulterated mustard oil. It may be recalled that Imphal Free Press in November 2016 had carried a report that more than 20 persons at Thanga island, of Bishnupur district had fallen ill after attending a feast. The report also mentioned the cause as of food poisoning was likely to be from the mustard oil. There were some verbal threats from concerned officers over the phone that Imphal Free Press had carried a false report and that the mustard oil might no
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 12 Thoubal river has increase its water level crossing highest flood level by 0.185 metres that reach 781.600 metres and Ithai barrage by 0.58 metres which is 769.900 metres The water level of Thoubal river in the morning at 6 am was recorded as 781.100 metres but with the high rainfall at Litan area of Ukhrul district at the rate of 36 mm caused over flood in almost all Thoubal area. But the rate of rainfall yesterday at Litan was 25 mm. Left bank bund (LBB) i.e. left side of Thoubal river has overflowed at Khekman and Leishangthem Telimakhong. Flooded water runs Mayang Imphal road over a height of nearl
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 12 Four non-local traders were arrested yesterday for allegedly selling fake electronic products and mobile phone accessories from BT Road, Imphal by the City police. From their possessions police seized large quantities of fake trademark products including Beat headphones and mobile chargers, I-phone power-banks and chargers, mobile batteries, car chargers, adapters, bluetooth device and other mobile accessories. The arrested individuals are identified as Santosh Sahu (37) son of late Sankar Sahu of Tilipati, Mukesh Kumar (29) son of Baban Sahu of Bihar and presently staying at Tilipati, Suraj Kumar (23)
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IMPHAL | July 12 Agriculture, veterinary and animal husbandry minister V. Hangkhanlian asked the flood affected farmers not to panic thinking that they would lose everything due to their agricultural lands coming to be submerged in the recent monsoon rain. The Minister was on a visit to the site of the Raising of Community Nursery, conducted by department of agriculture at Haotal, Pangei today. The minister dispersed variety of seeds of rice such as RCM-10 and RCM-12 at the nursery. While replying questions about compensation raised by media persons, the minister said that compensation for the flood affected farmers under natural calamity
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IMPHAL | July 12 A seven member team of Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) led by its president met the chief minister of Manipur at CM Bungalow yesterday. A release said, MUSU urged the chief minister N. Biren Singh to demilitarise the MU campus and take the initiative of shifting the 6 Assam Rifles post from the campus. The team also talked on certain other matters for the development of the university as well as the state and asked the CM to make arrangements for the educated unemployed youths of the state. The CM gave a positive response, however, he did not mention how soon the government will make the arrangements for the sh
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IMPHAL |July 12 As assured earlier by the chief minister N. Biren Singh that the government would extend support to the people of Kwatha village, the chief minister handed over the sanctioned loans to the women Self Help Groups of Kwatha Village, Tengnoupal district in the presence of minister for health and family welfare L. Jayantakumar Singh at CM secretariat today. Mentioning that the Manipur State Co-operative Bank was entrusted to lend the loans to the SHGs of Kwatha Village on first “Meeyamgi Numit” held on May 15 this year, the chief minister said such financial support would facilitate the people of Kwatha to enable the product
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IMPHAL |July 12 Representatives of the Editors Guild Manipur and Manipur Hills Journalists’ Union met information and public relations minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today and highlighted several welfare issues of the journalists’ community. The EGM and MHJU representatives led by president A. Mobi, MHJU president Sothing Shimray and EGM general secretary Yumnam Rupachandra called on the minister at his office in New Secretariat. During the meeting, representatives of MHJU feted the minister with a traditional shawl and memento. EGM and MHJU team also submitted a memorandum to the minister. In the memorandum among others the team se
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THOUBAL| July 12 Lilong Karampat Loukol Farmers’ club has visited the flood affected areas at Lilong Assembly constituency and seeks to draw attention of the government regarding the situation of the calamity. The chief co-ordinator of the club, Ym Firoz expressed that the people are facing the most difficult hardship due to the flood, as the rain is continuing to fall even if the water level has reached rooftops. The people are taking shelter at government schools and colleges. Worst still, are the animals whose miserable conditions in the flood are truly heart breaking, he expressed. The people putting up at relief camp under Lilong As
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IMPHAL | July 12 A team of royal riders Manipur (RRM) comprising of 16 riders left Imphal for Bhutan today as a part of “Outside Manipur Ride” of the bikers club. The was led by RRM president RK Tombisana Singh was flag off today morning from Nagamapal Kangjabi Leirak by RRM vice president Lairenjam Basanta.  The 20 days tour will visit important historical places of Bhutan and also interact with people of Bhutan including riding club of the country. The tour is organised under the theme of “Druk Odyssey”.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 12 To sensitise the teachers and the public regarding the present scenario of higher education and 7thUGC pay, Justice Day is held today at Oriental College, Takyel by All Manipur College Teachers’ Association (AMCTA). Justice Day is observed all over the country at the call of All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (AIFUCTO). President of AMCTA, M. Lokendro Singh said that in this justice day they demand that the new education policy should be withdrawn by UGC and central government after discussion with intellectuals and academicians. The new education policy will aff
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KANGPOKPI | July 12 The attempt of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Union (IGNTUSU) to have a talk today with the university authority for an amicable solution has failed as the director hesitated to address the matter stating that the demands were not under his ability. Meanwhile, the apex tribal student body, All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) intervened in between IGNTUSU and university authority to sort out things and bring a solution. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-Regional Campus Manipur located Makhan village in Kangpokpi district has been locked since July 10 by the enraged students for not f
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IMPHAL | July 12 The central executive council (CEC) and military council (MC) of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) strongly warned the defected group led by S. Kamson to stop using the name of the outfit with immediate effect from the July 12. A statement issued by M. K. Kamei, information and publicity secretary ZUF, said ZUF was formed with a goal and vision to protect the land, people and resources of the Zeliangrong people and its Kindred tribes. However, they have defected from the group completely ignoring the very core issue by working for their vested and selfish interest instead. It is quite obvious that such defectors possess e
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From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR| July 12 Under the supervision of executive engineer PHED Bishnupur, clean drinking water was given to the flood affected people of three Assembly constituencies under Bishnupur district. A team led by the A.E, Nambol PHE office, Kh. Ranbir brought drinking water to Kongkham, Naorem and Laitonjam under Nambol assembly constituency, using mobile tankers. The MLA of Oinam constituency, L. Radhakishore provided drinking water, by using mobile tankers to Oinam Mamang Leikai under Oinam Assembly constituency. Under the guidance of the AE, PHE office Moirang Assembly constituency A. Bishwarjit Singh, drinking w
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | July 12 NFSA Consumer Welfare Forum (NFSA-CWF), Tamenglong has alleged that some NFSA FPS agents are not supplying rice for the month of May, even though NFSA rice has been lifted from FCI godown at Imphal. The forum urged the deputy commissioner of Tamenglong to take appropriate action against the rice agent of Utopia ward No.1, Khoupilong, Chingkhiuluang, New Salem, Gadailong, Dailong and New Lambulane for not supplying NFSA rice quota for the month of May this year. The forum also alleged Keibamdi, a transporter of NFSA rice for Tamenglong district for over charging the price of NFSA rice. The joint
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 12 Manipur University continues to be in the news for the wrong reason. Today, according to some teachers of the university, a scheduled meeting of deans of schools and the heads of departments turned out to be a farce when the agenda of the meeting placed before the meeting turned out to be “Campus digitalisation.” Sections of the teachers who turned up for the meeting protested, maintaining that the agenda was wrong. The wording should be “Campus digitisation.” The teachers explained that digitalisation means the administration of digitalis for the treatment of certain heart disorders. They fur
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Newmai News Network SENAPATI | July 12 While informing the Naga people in Manipur “to remain alert to face any eventuality”, the United Naga Council (UNC) has alleged today that “a party engaging in the tripartite talks is intentionally trying to sabotage the ongoing dialogue on district creation issue”. However, the UNC did not specify further on it. Irked by the alleged development the UNC expressed that it can no longer remain mute over such development.  The Naga body then warned that the Naga people “cannot be held responsible in the event of any unfortunate development cropping up because of the attempts by the engaging pa
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IMPHAL| July 12 SKY Hospital, RIMS Road, Imphal West has performed a highly specialised interventional cardiac procedure called Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty (PMBV) successfully on June 24  for  L. Menai, (47) from Lamlong Khunou, Chandel district. Menai suffered from severe Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis of the heart for a longtime, said a release. Such heart condition restricts blood flow through the valve and the heart preventing him from doing his normal activity including his office work, it said adding he was advised open heart surgery outside Manipur. However, because of financial hardships he could not go outside for treat
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL July 12 The All Manipur Police Constable (Male/Civil) Viva Voce Completed Candidate Fresh Batch 2016 (12 th standard) JAC in a press conference, today, clarified that the report of 48 hour total shutdown surfaced on the social media was a hoax. K. Shitaljit, publicity secretary of the JAC said the JAC has not taken any decision for calling bandh. He said such rumour is unfortunate and legal action will be taken if such act is repeated. The JAC said the government has agreed to declare the result for the All Manipur Constable (Male/Civil) viva voce completed candidate fresh batch 2016 (12th standard). The JAC app
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IMPHAL| July 12  The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System has informed that the committee has stopped collecting donations for observing Anishuba Lamjing Meira Ningsing Numit Sapam Robinhoo ki Thouram on July 8. The committee has also expressed their gratitude to the people who have provided donations, said a release. It expressed thankfulness to those who helped in providing transportations and those who gave suggestions and thoughts, it added.
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IMPHAL | July 12 Bharatiya Janata Party, Tamei Mandal has appealed to the state government to expedite the process of constituting Tamenglong ADC in the larger interest of the people of Tamenglong district at the earliest. A release signed by vice-president and secretary of BJP, Tamei Mandal said that it has been almost more than three months that the 14 BJP ADC members are camping and demanding for removal of the incumbent ADC chairman and added that the ADC chairman and his party NPF along with its allies is left with 12 ADC members. As such, the council remains dormant and subsequently the people at the grass-root level are suffering due
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 12 The Purum Likli Bailey bridge connecting Saikul and Imphal road is on the verge of collapse due to recent excessive rainfall last month. The bridge constructed over Purum river under Saikul sub-division in Kangpokpi district is the only means to go to the state capital from various parts of Saikul areas including Saikul hill town. Posing threat to many commuters, the bridge has been closed for heavy vehicles and passenger buses since one week. Considering the critical situation of the local people, civil society organisations of Saikul including Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai and Kuki Students’ Organ
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | July 12 The Zeliangrong Baudi (ZB) has appealed to the general public and concerned authorities, groups, individual and civil societies to extend full cooperation to the agency for completion of 50 bedded hospital at the earliest. The statement issued by vice-president of ZBM, Khangkeng Pamei and chairman of ZB Tamenglong zone, Agipou Pamei said that currently the construction work at Duigailong, Tamenglong district is on good progress by the Tamenglong district administration in a time bound manner and it is scheduled to be completed on or before August 15. The appeal is made for the welfare of the gen
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IMPHAL | July 12 Tangkhul Naga Wungnao Long (TNWL) and Tangkhul Naga Foothills Organisation (TNFO) jointly submitted a memorandum to the chief minister of Manipur to consider the appointment of chief secretary of Manipur on the basis of seniority. In the memorandum, TNWL and TNFO have mentioned about the bias treatment by the previous government led by Congress party and stated that promotion of Naga bureaucrats and technocrats of Manipur had been discriminated many times violating the principal of equality. It further stated that Ameishing Luikham is the senior most IAS cadre of Tripura/Manipur and is an eligible and competent person to h

        

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