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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Sept 21 Landslide at various intersections has completely cut off Tusom Christian village and Tusom Khullen village from the rest of the state. According to former president of Northern Raphei Student’s Union (NRSU), Agar Horam, the landslide occurred on September 15 and has left the two villages completely cut off from the rest of the state. Villagers are facing intense hardship in transporting basic commodities for day-to-day needs as the landslide are yet to be cleared. He also informed that the local playground has also been carried away by the landslide. Agar Horam also stated that as the constructi
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 21 Coalition for Indigenous’ Rights Campaign Manipur (CIRCA) today recalled the Manipur Merger Agreement 1949 and observed ‘National repentance day’ at Sana Konung, Palace Compound. National repentance day is observed every year in condemnation of the ‘Merger Agreement’ which was signed between Maharaja Bodhachandra of Manipur with the Indian government at Shillong on September 21, 1949. Advocate Sanasam Sharat while addressing the gathering reminded the ‘Merger Agreement’ was signed between the government of India and Manipur’s Maharaja Bodhchandra on September 21, 1949. He said that ‘
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Sept 21 Churachandpur district police under the supervision of SP, Rakesh Balwal yesterday arrested a 75 year-old man for selling fake Indian currency notes. In this regard a press briefing was held today at the Sp’s office located at Tuibong. The arrested person was identified as Ginzakhup alias Akhup Vaiphei (75), son of (Late) Neihao of IB road. Based on specific information of selling fake Indian currency notes, the police seized two fake Rs. 2000 notes which were under the procession of Akhup, who admitted himself of trying to sell one fake Rs. 2000 note for Rs. 800. In the police custody, Akh
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 The Editors Guild Manipur strongly condemned killing of Shantanu Bhowmik, a reporter of Dinraat Channel, of Tripura by a mob on  September 20. Bhowmik was killed when he was doing his duty of collecting news of a class between two groups in Tripura. A release said EGN stand by Tripura Journalists Union, the Agartala Press Club and Tripura Working journalists Association as they mourn the death of one of their fellow journalist. We here in Manipur too know the pressure under which journalist world over work and hence extend our solidarity, it said. EGM supports the demand of the various journalist organisation of Tripura a
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THOUBAL | Sept 21 Under the supervision of SDPO, S. Romendro drinking water was provided today at many areas affected by the flood under Sugnu assembly constituency. Commando team of Sugnu police, escorts of the SDPO and personnel of Sugnu police station provided immense help in providing the water. On the other hand, members of Tangjeng Ahallup Youth Development Organisation, Tangjeng today distributed relief materials for the flood affected villagers of Tangjeng Ahallup under Bishnupur district. The relief materials were donated privately by the people. The villagers in this area are currently facing difficulties as the flood has submer
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 In a memorandum submitted to the Governor of Manipur, All Manipur Tribal Union (AMTU) has appealed for suspension of the director, family welfare services, Dr. K. Raja Rao Singh from the post of in-charge director, health services Manipur and state mission director, SHS, NHM.  In a release, AMTU made the demand by making serious allegations against Dr. K. Raja Rao Singh that he is involved in various cases of embezzlement and scams. The union appealed to the governor to make a CBI probe into the health sector and suspend those officials who already have several  allegations made against them for which the proofs for their
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 Social welfare and co-operation minister, Nemcha Kipgen today attended a one-day co-operative seminar as a part of Shri Laxman Rao Inamdar birth centenary celebration organised by the ministry of agriculture and farmers, government of India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. As a part of the commemoration, Renu Handloom Co-operative Society, Mantripukhri of Imphal East district was awarded prestigious National Cooperative award and the award was handed over by PM Narendra Modi. Co-operation minister, Radha Mohan lauded the achievement of Renu Handloom Co-operative Society. She also expressed that such achievement will encourage
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Sept 21 Jiribam police check post while conducting its usual routine yesterday, intercepted 10 people travelling on a Winger (regd. No. MN O1 - 2338) around 8 pm and after checking, three of the travellers were denied entry and pushed back for not being able to produce the required documents. They were travelling towards Awang village near Noney where rest of the 7 who had proper documents were allowed to pass. Additional SP K. Ajit Kumar Sharma told media in a press meet held today that three persons were pushed back who were without proper documents.  He further expressed that the Jiribam police foreign
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 The scholarships meant for the poor students sanctioned by the ministry of minorities affairs and ministry of social justice and empowerment which were supposed to be handed over through the MOBC department were being kept withheld. A release by LMS LAW College Students’ Union said that the scholarship had been kept withheld for more than past two years. The matter was reported to MOBC department many times but only promises were provided to them that it will be handed over soon, it said. The Union strongly condemned the Police’s excessive use of force against the students who were merely staging a silent protest which
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 In connection with the physical assault of a weightlifting trainee, representatives of JAC against the physical assault, Oinam Sports Association and various CVO's met the regional director of Sports Authority of India, North Eastern Regional Centre (SAI-NERC) today. A release said the convener of the JAC, Mutum Roma Devi led the other organisations to meet the regional director of SAI-NERC, Francis Marwein at the office chamber of the director at Takyelpat. After a lengthy meet, Francis Marwein committed that the Sh. Golden Thanga, the weightlifting coach who has been alleged of physical assault of his trainee, will be of
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Sept 21 The 16 Myanmar delegates who will be taking part in the 4th Northeast Connectivity Summit 2017 at Kohima, organised by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), were introduced to the Land Custom, Moreh by the Immigration officer, SDPO, Lawrence K. Munlou, today at around 11 am. President of Border Trade Chamber of Commerce (BTCC), Myanmar, Hla Maung said that the delegates will be heading for Kohima soon after proper formalities in Moreh. Along with the members of BTCC, the delegates will be attending a meeting in Kohima to discuss about border trade. The president of BTCC fur
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | Sept 21 Under the supervision of SP of Tengnoupal, S. Ibomcha, a programme on community leadership was organised today at Moreh Police IB. The programme was attended by members of CVOs of different communities in Moreh, namely MCM, HTC, MMCM, Gorkha Samaj, Tamil Sangam, ACODOM, Meira paibis, KNANL, KWUHR, NKCLL and MWDA, along with SDPO, Lawrence K. Munlou, OC of Moreh and other police personnel. During the programme, S. Ibomcha said that Moreh is a town in the international border with diverse communities living together. He further appealed all the people in Moreh to live with peace and harmony and celebra
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 Ghanpriya Women’s College Students’ Union coming down heavily against the police action on September 19 at the MOBC office, it alleged that the funds provided to help the students have been looted by the MOBC department and the government repeatedly. A release alleged that the government and the MOBC have conspired together to embezzle the funds meant for the students. The students’ union will not remain quite for withholding the funds, it warned. Extreme measures will be taken up if the funds are not handed over, it said, adding the union strongly condemned the brutal and inhuman acts of police against the students
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IMPHAL | Sept 21 With the dateline coming to an end for the non-local candidates to withdraw their candidature in the ensuing Panchayat election scheduled to be held next month, KSA has informed that it will impose ban on movement of the former in public places.  A release said the dateline ends on September 20, and this regard the student body urged all the clubs, organisations, associations and meira paibis to support the ban in their respective areas. On the other hand, the 71 non-locals have not paid heed to the demands made by KSA to withdraw their candidature and a few have already won the election uncontested, it added.
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From Our Correspondent CCPUR | Sept 21 A lecture on career guidance and types of entry in arm forces was conducted today by Aina Battalion under 27th Sector Assam Riffle at Parbung Government High School, Parbung, Pherzawl district. The lecture was delivered by the areas Coy Commander of the Aina Battalion, who spoke about various types of career opportunities in the state as well as central government focusing mainly on different types of entry in the army like National Defence Academy, Combine Defence Service, Assistant Commandant, TES and others.
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‘Loktak must be saved from city effluent, funds for Flying Doctors in pipeline’ By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 20 The Manipur governor, Najma Heptulla, in an interaction with local media at the Raj Bhavan today said she is personally concerned but not directly responsible for invoking Schedule 10 of the Constitution to initiate up disqualification motions against seven Congress MLAs who have flocked to the folds of the ruling BJP. She also implied that the disqualification procedure would have to be set into motion by the Congress party against its defector MLAs, only then an arbitration process on the matter can begin. “In any
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Our Bureau  IMPHAL| Sept 20 In a demi official (DO) letter addressed to chief minister, government of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, state chief minister, N. Biren Singh informed that ADGP (Intelligence), Pramod Asthana has been deputed to get factual information from the UP state government regarding the suspicious death of Pravish Chanam.  The letter maintained that the death of Pravish Chanam in Noida on September 10 and subsequent cremation of his dead body by the police without identification of the body “has given rooms for many doubt about and therefore this requires detailed investigation.” The letter further requested CM Y
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 20 The High Court of Manipur today has extended the interim bail of the former chief minister, O. Ibobi till October 13 as the state government counsel sought more days for submission of bail objection during the bail hearing. Earlier on September 5 the division bench of High Court, acting chief justice, N. Kotiswar had granted interim bail till today after the counsel of the former chief minister filed his anticipatory bail petition. The former chief minister filed his anticipatory bail petition before the court after an FIR was filed against him and five others bureaucrat officers of the state by planni
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From Our Correspondent UKHRUL | Sept 20 Health minister, Jayanta Kumar visited Ukhrul District Hospital today, and inspected the ongoing works of Ukhrul district Court and the construction sites of bank and post office at Tangrei, Ukhrul. The minister was accompanied by director of Health, Dr. K.  Raju and director of AYUSH, Dr. Guneshor Sharma. A warm reception was organised at National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) hall, Ukhrul. Speaking at the occasion, Jayanta Kumar said, “We have come here to inspect the hospital and develop the infrastructure including manpower and equipment. The old equipment needs to be changed”. He further sa
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 20 The conflict between Leinganching village authorities and JAC for burial of (L) Ritah Haorei at Leinganching village has finally come to an end with both parties agreeing to burial of the body somewhere in the village outskirts.  Convener of the JAC formed for burial of (L) Ritah Haorei at Leingangching and president of All Manipur Catholic Union (AMCU), Aloysius Zangkhosei Mate while briefing the media at a church at Leingangching said the agreement between the two parties was arrived only yesterday.  It may be recalled, Ritah Haorei wife of Yangmi Haorei of Leingangching, Kamjong district, aged 42,
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IMPHAL | Sept 20 The 4-day long observation commemorating the 219th death anniversary of Shree Shree Rajarshi Bhagyachandra Maharaja began today at Shree Shree Anumahaprabhu mandir, Manipur Rajbari in Nadia district of West Bengal. On the opening day today, deputy chief minister, Yumnam Joykumar attended the function as the chief guest while minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution and revenue, Karam Shyam attended the function as the president. Yumnam Joykumar and Karam Shyam offered ‘tarpon’ on the river Ganga. Speaking during the function, Karam Shyam recollecting the majestic life of Shree Shree Rajarshi Bhagyach
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THOUBAL | Sept 20 People living in areas under Sugnu Assembly constituency, which has been flooded by the heavy rainfall since the past few days, are facing scarcity of drinking water. The locals have appealed to the government to immediately extend help.      At present, Chairel and Nungoo villages under Sugnu assembly constituency are lying submerged under water that reached up to waist level. Around 150 houses from both the villages including ponds for drinking water are all submerged. Paddy fields of around 200 hectares are also lying submerged.  The villagers are helpless to face the situation as the submerged paddy fields were
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IMPHAL | Sept 20 The Governor of the state, Najma Heptulla has greeted the people on the joyous occasion of Mera Chaoren Houba. In her message, Heptulla said the festival is to preserve and promote unity and to strengthen the bond of brotherhood amongst all the communities for a more harmonious, peaceful and prosperous Manipur. The month Mera brings back the age-old tradition of love and brotherhood strengthening the inseparable bond existing from time immemorial between the people in the hills and the plain in the state, the message read.
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IMPHAL | Sept 20 Chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh has extended warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Mera Chaoren Houba. In his greeting, N. Biren said the festival is a traditional festival of Manipur heralding the advent of Mera month, the seventh month in the Meitei lunar calendar. The festival aims at preserving and promoting unity amongst all sections of the people in Manipur, it read. Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar has also greeted the people on the occasion. May this festival strengthen further the inseparable bond existing from immemorial between hill and valley people in our state,
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Sept 20 Langban Heisoi (Tarpan) were offered today to the 18 martyrs who had made supreme sacrifice during the June 2001 people’s movement to protect the territorial integrity of the state by the United Committee Manipur (UCM) at Kekrupat memorial complex. Speaking to media persons, UCM president, Johnson Elangbam said that the indigenous people of the state is at a crucial juncture as the number of non-local is increasing day by day. Electing a non-local as MLA in the Jiribam district clearly shows that the state is being slowly taken over by the non-local, he added. Johnson continued that in order to safe
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IMPHAL | Sept 20 Department of personnel and administrative reforms (Personnel Division), government of Manipur has given transfer orders and posting of IAS officers with immediate effect and until further orders. According to the transfer order, the officers and their respective postings are, R.R. Rashmi as chief secretary (Cabinet/Power/DP and AR) and vigilance commissioner and nodal officer, CM Monitoring Cell, J. Suresh Babu as ACS (Home, Horti and SC), e/o CEO (MIDA), member secretary (EBADA and BRDVB), M.H. Khan as principal secretary (RD and PR/Relief and DM/Science and Tech), L. Lakher, principal secretary (Tribal Affairs and Hills)
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