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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 Normal life was affected in Imphal area today due to the indefinite cease work strike which started from today’s 5am called by the Maoist Communist Party, Manipur as part of the agitation to save the indigenous people of the state. Business establishment, educational institutes, petrol pumps, markets and most of the shops remained closed. However hospitals, medical stores remained opened and a few vegetable vendors at Khwairamband Keitel were also seen waiting for buyers. Only a few private vehicles were seen running on the street. The intra state bus services were totally paralysed by the strike. Lat
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From A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 Governor Najma Heptulla said she has convinced the union government to allocate funds for a flying dispensary which will use a helicopter to provide medical services to remote and hill areas of Manipur. The governor was speaking today as the chief guest at the second anniversary celebration of the first open heart surgery in Manipur, by Sky hospital and research centre in Imphal. She added that the union civil aviation ministry on her recommendation is deliberating five new airports in the state. Getting funding for the flying dispensary is her first victory for the people of Manipur, the governor sai
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 Recalling the movement taken up by the civil voluntary organisations on the implementation of the Inner Line Permit System in Manipur from the past 20 years, ‘The 2nd Decade Celebration of ILP Movement in Manipur (Kangleipak)’ was observed at press club today. In a keynote address, general secretary of International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) Khuraijam Athouba recalled the movement and steps taken up by civil voluntary organisation right from 1989 till today for the protection of indigenous people of Manipur. He said, “The first organisation that formed for the protection of indigenous pe
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 Antibiotics sale in the state is one of the highest in the country and need to take control of the situation, said director of health services, Dr. K. Rajo during ‘World Antibiotic Awareness Week’ observation function held at Indian Medical Association, Lamphelpat here today. The observation was organised by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) under National Health Mission. Rajo continued that one should leave the harmful habit of relying entirely on antibiotics. He said that once started with antibiotic dose, the dose should be completed even if one feels better with just one tablet.
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Manipur has become the first State in the country to introduce DBT system in the transfer of funds to beneficiaries regarding sericulture schemes. The DBT launching function cum inauguration of a training programme was held with chief minister N. Biren as the chief guest at sericulture complex, Sangaipat, Imphal East today. With this, Rs. 3, 07, 84,000 was directly transferred to the bank accounts of 520 beneficiaries of Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and Thoubal districts, who have planted 3500 to 4000 mulberry plants at their plots. Under this project, every beneficiary received Rs. 59,200 each as first instalment.
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union expressed serious concerns and condemned against the act of burning several copies of ‘Poknapham’ daily by the BJP Manipur Pradesh Yuva Morcha (Youth Front) in front of BJP Manipur Pradesh office. BJP Manipur Pradesh Yuva Morcha (Youth Front) burnt the said copies in protest against the content of ‘Vox Populi’ of Poknapham’s November 18 edition, said a release. The release further mentioned that according to AMWJU’s Code of Conduct (Local adjustment), there is no restriction on taking legal recourse against any media content by any civil voluntary organisation, political
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Yambem Laba has been elected as a member of the governing Council of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in the elections that followed the 53rd Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in New Delhi today. Speaking to this reporter, Laba said, “I am glad that I will now be part of the decision making body of the apex body that controls mountaineering and adventure activities in India”. He further said that it has been a long march beginning from 1971 as a member of the adventure club at his old school, North Point, Darjeeling to his association with the Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Ass
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Chief minister N. Biren presented Thiyam Leirikmacha International award to cultural and language activist from Bangladesh, Thokchom Anil Kishan Singh. The award presentation ceremony was held at the Cabinet hall. President of Bangladesh Manipuri Sahitya Sangsad, AK Sheram also attended the occasion. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 along with a citation and a shawl. Thokchom Anil Kishan Singh is the fourth recipient of the award instituted by Sahitya Thoupang Lup. Speaking at the occasion, the Biren said that the State government would never compromise on culture, language and identity of Manipur. It is a matt
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Th. Shyamkumar, minister of Forests and Environment, MAHUD, Town Planning and Horticulture & Soil Conservation today said the government led by chief minister N. Biren Singh is committed to safeguard and protect the territorial integrity of Manipur at any cost. He was speaking during a press conference at the New Secretariat office which was attended by minister Thokchom Radheshyam, K. Leishiyo, parliamentary secretary (PHED/P&S/Horticulture & Soil Conservation) and Kongkham Robindro Singh, parliamentary secretary (Education, Youth Affairs and Sports).  Advising the Opposition parties to play a constructive rol
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Differences in culture, religion and language should not be a hurdle in bringing unity and creating sense of oneness in the country, said chief minister, N. Biren during the observance of ‘Quami Ekta Week’ held at Banquet Hall of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles, Imphal today. Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Biren said that politicians would never succeed if they do not possess nationalistic characteristics. They should sacrifice and make commitment for the welfare, development and prosperity of the State, he added. Mentioning the role of former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi in unifying and integration of the c
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From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI |Nov 18 Terming Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) failing to serve its purposes in Saikul area under non-local contractors, Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai and CVOs including KSO decided to streamline the current PMGSY works in Saikul area. The Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai (KISG) and CVOs Saikul also favour the local contractors to take up the current PMGSY works sanction for the area and urged the department concerned and authority to give the works only to the local contractors in respect of Saikul sub division. Speaking to media persons during a press conference held today at KISG hall, Seimang Lupho, preside
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 The Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union have suspended their fast unto death protest. This was informed to the media in a press conference held today at the office of the former.  While speaking to the media, convenor publicity and propaganda SSUM N. Tanuranjan said that the fast unto death has been suspended for a while until further decision taken up by the government. He said that the a memorandum was submitted to the chief minister in regards to implement Article 3 of the Indian constitution in the state to safe guard the territorial integrity
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM |Nov 18 Coming down heavily against the transfer order of 86 teachers of Jiribam district and transferring eight of them already, MSF and DESAM have expressed strong condemnations and demanded that the orders be revoked urgently. In a press meet held at the office of MSF, vice president Md. Sabir Ahmed said to the media that the move is strongly condemnable by. The organisation demanded that the orders be revoked by November 25 and the teachers who had been transferred must be brought back. Else, Jiribam Higher Secondary School and Borobekra Higher Secondary School will be permanently closed down, he said. T
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Newly selected candidates in different examinations conducted by the MPSC (Manipur Public Service Commission), 2017 interacted with the media today at the State Institute of Journalism, Moirangkhom, Imphal. Replying to media queries, Daniel Singh, one of the selected candidates of Assistant Professor (History) in MPSC Exam, 2017 told that this time the commission's examination result was very much fair. He was in teaching profession since 2008. The result was based on candidate's performance in interview, their academic record and came to know the difference very clearly, he added. Another selected candidate of Assistant P
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CHANDEL | Nov 18 The Kuki Chief’s Association, Kana Area and Kuki Students’ Organisation, Kana Block, have strongly condemned the attack on 4th AR Delta Company, at Chahmol outpost on November 14 by a combined force of RPF & MNPF. A release said the people of Kana area (Sajik Tampak) are economically backward and daily live a hand to mouth existence. Therefore, considering the plight of the people in the area, it is a request to all concern, to refrain from engaging in any use of force in the area, the release added.
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TAMENGLONG | Nov 18 To reduce the hurdles faced by the public while commuting between the district hospital and the main town area, the district administration of Tamenglong, health administration, along with 5 MR have launched bus service between the old medical gate and the new hospital complex from today.  In the presence of chief medical officer Tamenglong, Dr Chambo Gonmei, as well as the doctors, and patients of the district hospital, deputy commissioner of Tamenglong, IAS, Armstrong Pame launched the bus service. According to DC Tamenglong, IAS, Armstrong Pame, there will be a bus shift every 30 minutes, and the bus fare has been fi
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union requests the participation of every media house in the state in their planned visit to Sajiwa jail, Imphal East, and the Manipur central jail Lambulane, Imphal West, on November 20. In the said visit, there will be consultations with the jail authorities as well as the inmates of these jails to take stock of the situation in the jails, said the release. Media persons who will be a part of the said visit are requested to assemble at Manipur Press Club by 9:30 am, it added.
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Nov 18  District Health Mission Society, Tamenglong, today organised a healthy and baby show competition at district hospital Tamenglong, Duigailong village.  Deputy commissioner of Tamenglong, IAS, Armstrong Pame and zonal education officer Tamenglong, Gaidonlung, graced the occasion as the chief guest and guest of honour, respectively. In the said programme, chief medical officer Tamenglong, Dr.Chambo Gonmei, DIO/ Family Welfare Tamenglong, Dr. Sunil and several doctors were also present.  The competition was held in three categories, namely babies within 6-11 months, 12-23 months and 24-36 Months
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Nov 18 The Youth in Ukhrul under the aegis of Environmental Force at Grassroot Level (ENFOGAL) continues their campaign, "No to Litter", in Ukhrul town. As a continuation of their campaign against littering at public places, the volunteers of ENFOGAL took up a social work from Ukhrul Town Hall to Wino Bazaar. The volunteers collected cigarette butts, food wrappers and waste plastic that were thrown haphazardly in the heart of Ukhrul town. According to the information secretary of ENFOGAL, Soreingam Khamrang, the third phase of the campaign will cover the stretch of road from Wino Bazaar to Awontang. He also
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 An official team of the High Court of Manipur today conducted spot enquiry at the National Sports Academy, Khuman Lampak and SAI Sports Complex, Takyelpat here today. The division bench of the High Court comprising of acting chief justice, N. Kotiswar and justice, K. Nobin passed the spot enquiry order yesterday during the hearing of a suo motu PIL in connection with alleged mismanagement and irregularities in administration of National Sports Academy and SAI Sports Complex. The official enquiry team was led by acting chief justice, N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice, K. Nobin Singh and was accompanied by re
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IMPHAL | Nov 18 Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of the XXXI Manipur University Inter College Youth Festival, minister art and culture, L. Jayantakumar Singh said being prudent is a positive quality and advised the students to maintain discipline so as to be successful in life. Expressing his happiness at the massive participation of students in the festival from different districts, he said that it will be one of the collective experiences of the students in their life. He emphasised that one should be logical and ambitious in life. To be able to keep up one’s pride, is the prestige of a person and competition itself b
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From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Nov 18 In protest against the recent bomb blast at Mahamani Village, the people of Chandel district took out a mass protest rally at Chandel District Head Quarters today. Jointly organised by Anal tribe's CSOs, large number of villagers, students, church and CSO leaders gathered at Mini Indoor Stadium and proceeded toward the office of deputy commissioner, Chandel via Japhou Bazar. During the mass rally, the protestors displayed several placards denouncing the recent bomb blast and slogans like "We condemn bomb blast"  "We want Peace" etc. were raised. A copy of memorandum addressed to Prime Minister of
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Nov 18 A free health camp was organised today at M. Chanou Village, Moreh led by DSP, CDO Moreh, Th. Krishnatombi and assisted by representatives of forest department, Moreh. The camp, which was held at the residence of the village chief of M. Chanou Village, was inaugurated by lighting up torches. Torches were lit up by Krishnatombi, in-charge of forest department etc.      ORS were handed out to the children of the village and elders were provided with vitamins by the doctors and afterwards, the medical consultations and treatments started. People from the neighbouring villages also came to receive t
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Nov 18 Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) in collaboration with DPU, NG, OSD, OSOM, MSF, CSD and Smart Society have organised today a workshop titled  ‘One day workshop on enhancing partnerships between Law Enforcement agencies and civil society organization in the context of drug use and HIV/AIDS’ at the conference hall of Moreh Trade Centre. The workshop was attended by SDPO Moreh police, Lawrence, O.C. H.Chaoba singh , 11 Assam rifles Moreh, Avinash, officers of Moreh police and district AIDS Control officer Chandel, Dr. Kesho Singh Moirangthem. The staffs of I.C.T.C. Moreh Hospital, Dedicated
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 18 The 10-day nationwide campaign ‘connecting to serve’ on legal awareness concluded today. The campaign was organised by the Manipur state legal services authority (MASLSA) under the aegis of national legal services authority (NALSA). The main of objective of the campaign was to take up awareness on free and competent legal services to the weaker section of the society and to organise Lok Adalats to secure the operation of the legal system and to promote justice on a basis of equal opportunity. The closing ceremony of the campaign was held today at the Uripok Cheirap Court.  District and and session
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 17 All Manipur Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association appealed to the government of Manipur to review its the cabinet decision and provide equal opportunity to all eligible veterinary doctors to avail of vacant government posts in the veterinary department. Dr. Th. Chaoba Devi president AMUVDA while speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club said that the AMUVDA held a meeting on the November 15 at Tamenglong and also held an emergency meeting on November 17 for the reinstatement of the 37 projects for the contractor veterinary officers (VOs) whose services as well as the project were terminated in
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