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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 Manipuri Muslim Online Forum with the help of Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), USA and Sahayata Trust today distributed flood relief materials for the affected people in three districts of Imphal East, Imphal West and Thoubal as a part of two-day relief distribution programme. Abdul Nazib Syed, representative of IMRC from Hyderabad told reporters at the site that this programme is possible only through the help of their implementation partner, MMOF. In this mission, food grain package for a family including rice, onion, cooking/edible oil, are distributed that will last one month and even emer
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IMPHAL | July 25 A protest against contesting election by non-indigenous people followed by a formation of human chains by students was staged at Andro parking today. Students from Royal Academy, International Modernisation Academy (IMA) and Pioneer Academy School took part in the protest which was organised by Kangleipak Students Association (KSA). speaking to reporters Suraj Khagembam, secretary, KSA, said that a memorandum has been submitted to the governor. “We want reservation of indigenous people in the 8 constituencies of the state and to remove the non-Manipuri people from the electoral roll.” he added. Further, he said it is
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 25 A demonstration and hands on training and distribution of domestic mini rice mill and flour mill to the progressive farmers were conducted today at Conference Hall of College of Agriculture (CAU) Iroishemba. The programme was organised by All India Coordinating Research Project on Post Harvesting Engineering and Technology (AICRP ON PHET) Directorate of Research CAU. The function was attended by M. Premjit Singh vice chancellor CAU, J.M Laishram Dean CAU, C.A Srinivasmurthu director of research CAU, Y. Jekendrta head Department of Agricultural Engineering COA, CAU as chief guest, president and guests o
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Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | July 25 Jiribam Muslim Human Resource Development Society (JMHRDS) organised a one day awareness programme consecutively as a third time under the sponsorship of Manipur State Minorities Commission, Manipur. In continuation of series of programme, the awareness programme of today was held at Kashimpur Alia Madrasa, Jiribam on the topic ‘Prospects of education in economic and social development among minorities’. The programme was attended by Syed Burhan Uddin, chairperson, Manipur State Minorities Commission, Manipur as chief guest, Mv Tomij Uddin, head Maulana, Kashimpur Alia Madrasa as president and the g
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From Our Correspondent MOREH | July 25 The Manipur Fire Services (MFS) station at Moreh town, Tengnoupal district is going through many shortages in its functioning apart from being already in an inadequate condition. The situation is critical in a place like Moreh where fire breaks out more frequently than other places of Manipur. A team of media persons did an inspection at MFS where the staff gave numerous complaints. They said that the walls of the office building are breaking up gradually and they have been facing much hardship during this monsoon season. There are only two trucks in the station, in which one is in a bad condition an
  • 26
  • Jul
From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | July 25 The Hmar Students' Association, State Coordinating Committee, Manipur expressed its serious concern over the agitation by school students of Parvachawm Government High School in protest against the absence of school teachers. A press communiqué of the HAS-SCC Manipur signed by its coordinator, Lal Robul Pudaite and secretary, Malsawmthang Ralsun said that the committee has been deeply saddened to know of such tragic situations of the education system in Hmar areas of Manipur. In connection with the issue, it said, an emergency meeting was held today and resolved to pursue the matter of discrepan
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IMPHAL | July 25 A winger heading from Imphal to Chassad met with an accident today at 1 pm when it took a sharp turn and collided with a truck laden with wooden logs coming from the opposite direction. The impact of the accident was such that the winger was thrown away by around 10 meters. Hearing about the accident, a team of 17 Assam Rifles headed by ARMO Asst Comdt Robin Goyal rushed to the location and provided necessary first aid to the injured, said a release. Out of the ten passengers that were travelling in the winger, four were critically injured and two had minor injuries. The injuries varied from major and minor cuts, head inju
  • 26
  • Jul
IMPHAL | July 25 N Khunou Battalion under the aegis of Red Shield Division conducted three medical camps in villages namely Molphei, Songkhong and Mamong from July 22 to 24 July 2017.  It was led by a doctor from the army. A release said these medical camps were aimed at providing medical check-up and medicines to the needy population inhabiting in far flung areas of the sub division. A total of approximately 150 people including adults and children were paid medical attention. Special attention was also given to pregnant women and was also provided with additional calcium and vitamin tablets for healthy growth of the foetus, it said, add
  • 26
  • Jul
From A Correspondent THOUBAL | July 25 As a part of the movement to save the indigenous people of Manipur, Kangliepak Students Association, Thoubal district council have organised toady, a students’ rally at national highway no. 2, Imphal-Moreh road. In the rally slogans were raised that the government must introduce a law that ‘gives no right for non-locals to enter areas of state administration’. The rally started from Wangjing Khabakhong area and ended at Y.K College. Students of Lamding High School, Progressive English School and Royal Academy Wangjing took part in the rally. The students shouted slogans that “Non locals must
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  • Jul
Our Bureau IMPHAL |July 24 The shocking incident of killing a minor girl by a cadre of the Kuki National Army (KNA) yesterday at Moreh came up for discussion in the state Assembly today with the chief minister N. Biren Singh taking a firm stand against unlawful activities by cadres of groups under Suspension of Operation agreement. The issue was raised by Congress member K. Ranjit Singh during zero hour. Though normally no reply is given to issues raised during zero hour the chief minister responded to the Opposition member, who also pressed for a reply from the leader of the House. Coming down heavily on illegal activities by SoO groups
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  • Jul
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 24 The state Assembly unanimously passed four demands for grants amounting to Rs 1405,89,62,000 for the year 2017-2018 on the fourth day of the ongoing full budget session. Today’s sitting by far is the longest sittings of all the sessions during the last 15 years. As usual the sitting began at 11 am but ended at about 9.20 pm. The demand passed by the House during the marathon sitting includes demands No.6 transport amounting to Rs. 14,30,54,000, demands No.8 public works department Rs. 1011,17,89,000, demand No.37 fisheries Rs. 35,52,47,000 and demand No.44 social welfare department Rs. 344,88,72,000.
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Our Bureau IMPHAL | July 24 Nambul river is among 302 polluted rivers in the country, based on Bio-chemical oxygen demand (BoD) levels, a key indicator of organic pollution. The list has been prepared by the Central Pollution Control Bureau in association with respective state pollution control boards.  This was stated by the minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan during the Rajya Sabha question hour while answering to a query raised by the state MP, K. Bhabananda Singh.  The minister further informed the House that conceptual project report for ‘Watershed Treatment & Clean-up in Nambul and Waishel M
  • 25
  • Jul
Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | July 24 An ‘emergency’ meeting of the Central Executive Council (CEC) of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) will be held tomorrow at its central office in Kohima. This meeting has come as political pandemonium continues within the party. Speculations are rife that tussle to take hold of the NPF between the supporters of TR Zeliang and Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu group is imminent. As of now the latter is still the president of the party. Interestingly, chief minister TR Zeliang does not belong to any political party as of now as he was expelled from the NPF by its president the day the former was sworn-in as th
  • 25
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 24 A person died today morning due to Scrub Typhus caused by insect bite during flood camps at Sekmaijing Mamang Leikai, Heibong Makhong. He was identified as H. Bishwamitra Meitei (20) son of H, Sharat of Sekmaijing Mamang Leikai. According to locals he was suffering from fever from July 12, when he was in the flood relief camp at Sekmaijing. Speaking to media persons, Youth Defence Club, president, Elangbam Tiken said that as they thought that the fever was a normal one and due to transportation problem caused by the flood he was not taken to hospital till July 15. On July 16 he was admitted to JNIMS b
  • 25
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 24 The general secretary of the Kuki Women Organisation for Human Rights (KWOHR), Kimneihoi Lhungdim in a release today said the KWOHR is outraged by the senseless killing of Nengneingah Khongsai on July 23 at her residence by a cadre of KNO/KNA, Seikhosat Haokip. KWOHR also stated that the crime perpetrated by a national worker is beyond belief and intolerable to the student community and the society and further appealed to the leaders of armed organisation(s) to forewarn their cadres to avoid such recurrence in the society. The organisation has also called upon the authority concerned of the s
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By A Staff reporter IMPHAL| July 24 On the second day of fasting by five women home guard personnel, one of the volunteers has been admitted at RIMS due to her deteriorating health condition. The hunger strike was launched demanding increment of pay since June 20.   Earlier five male home guards personnel who were on hunger strike were arrested by the state police on the evening of June 22. Following their arrest, the five women personnel joined the strike. The arrested woman home guard has been identified as L. Surbala Devi. A brief skirmish took place between the agitating home guard personnel and the state police, which was led by le
  • 25
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By Jeijei Newme IMPHAL | July 24 A unique flower only found in Shingcha village of Kamjong district, Wuyawon and the only hillock where this flower is found, Wuya Kachui was recently declared as a new tourist spot of the state. This flower is unique and significant and tourists should visit and explore. Wuyawon is a pink ground orchid which blooms at the peak monsoon season of July month. One of the unique characteristics of the flower is that its colour changes according to the weather. It ranges from pink colour when rainy to light pink when sunny to red pink colour when misty which makes the flower an interesting species of flora in th
  • 25
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 24 A public meeting was held today at Sairem community hall, Sawombung jointly organised by victim’s family and joint action committee against the mysterious death of Kaguisinlu Palmei of Sawombung Sairem. The meeting was also attended by Imphal East police led by superintendent of police K. Kabib including members of Women Action Development. After a thorough deliberation, the meeting resolved that Imphal-Ukhrul road indefinite bandh which was scheduled to commence from July 25 has been postponed. The decision was taken considering the active action taken by Imphal East police. During the public meeti
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IMPHAL July 24 Chief minister N. Biren Singh today clarified on the floor of the House that use of Manipur PCC president T. N. Haokip’s photo among the posters of BJP leaders was purely a mistake and the BJP has no intentions to sabotage the party. Responding to a demand from Congress member Kh. Joykishan for a clarification by the leader of the House during zero hour Biren further clarified that the posters were printed and put up along the median by Sharma Enterprises, which is engaged by the BJP. The chief minister further said that the contract with the enterprises has been cancelled. Haokip, who was present in the House. Yesterday
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IMPHAL | July 24 Demanding appointment of Meitei Mayek teachers the Meitei Mayek Supplementary TED, 2016 successful candidates staged a sit-in protest today at Chingamathak Young Learner’s Club. Speaking to media persons, the association’s president, Loukham Sanaluwang said that in order to provide eligible teachers of Meitei Mayek, the government conducted the Meitei Mayek teacher’s examination in the year 2013 and later conducted supplementary examination on 2016. But till today the government has not selected them as teachers of Meitei Mayek, instead the government selected teachers which have not appeared any such examinations, h
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IMPHAL | July 24 All Manipur Students Union, Tengnoupal district committee strongly condemned the murder of Nengneinga Khongsai (13) who was a student of Mount Moreh Public School in class X. Such incidents are getting frequent at Moreh and people are unable to live in peace from a long time as no rule of law exists there, said a release. Another reason why such criminal activities are carried out frequently is that the criminals are not punished at all, it added. The union has appealed to the government to maintain law and order at the border town and punish the guilty, it said, adding AMSU shares the grief and loss with the bereaved fami
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG |July 24  Armstrong Pame, deputy commissioner of Tamenglong said that Tuberculosis (TB) is curable. The government of India is launching TB free India campaign under “Active Case Finding” of already suffering tuberculosis silently.  He was speaking during a press meet at his office chamber on the occasion of launching of TB Active Case Finding under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) organised by District Tuberculosis office, Tamenglong.  Under the “Active Case Finding” of tuberculosis the health workers will go from door to door at six villages identified by District Tuber
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 24 The All Manipur Loumi Lup (AMLL) staged a sit-in protest cum public meeting today at Keishampat junction demanding rights of farmers under the aegis of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS). The sit-in protest was joined by members of Communist Party of India and will continue till Wednesday as announced by AIKS. Tomorrow the sit-in protest will take place at Lilong and on the last day the protest will take place in Bishnupur. Speaking to media persons AMLL, president, N. Singhajit said that the sit-in protest which is to be conducted for three days as the government does not give any emphasis farmer’s welfar
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From A Correspondent THOUBAL| July 24 Many students of Kakching Khunou Government High School boycotted their classes today to protest against the transfer of two teachers. The students today organised a meeting to address their grievances as they are already facing lack of teachers in the school. The general secretary of the students union, H. Roshan expressed that there are presently 9 teachers in the school when there should be 19. Out of the 9 teachers, one has taken an extended leave of two years for pursuing B.Ed training and two have received the transfer orders. The school is currently run by only six teachers with great difficul
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | July 24 NGOs Council Manipur today felicitated P. Ibochouba Singh on his nomination as a member of National Khadi and Village Industries Board government of India. The felicitation function was held at Manipur Press Club Majorkhul. The function was attended by N. Mohendro Singh former member Steering Committee NER-Vision 2020 DoNER, L. Dijamani Singh general manager DIC Imphal West, I. Khelani Devi vice-president NGOs Council Manipur and Th. Joykumar Singh managing director Thangjam Agro-Industries as chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively. Speaking at the function, P. Ibochouba said he will
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From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | July 24 The prize distribution of the District Level Science Exhibition and Quiz Competition, which was organised under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Churachandpur was held today at Synod Hall, IB Road. The function was attended as chief guest by deputy commissioner Shyam Lal Poonia, who is also the chairman, District Level Committee, RMSA, Churachandpur while N Chingkhei Singh, MES, zonal education officer and member secretary, District Level Committee, RMSA, Churchandpur attended as the functional president with T Goukhomang, head master, zonal education officer, Churachandpur the
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