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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 Former deputy chief minister, Gaikhangam today called on the people to amplify their voices urging the state government to disclose the contents of “Framework Agreement” before things get out of hands. Gaikhangam was speaking on the sideline of a sit in protest demonstration held today at Pangei bazaar, demanding contents of “Framework Agreement”. The protest was organised by the Khundrakpam Block Congress Committee. Branding the BJP as harbinger of trouble for Manipur, he said as another uprising worse than the June 18 is on the anvil while referring to the “Framework Agreement”. The senio
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister, Karam Shyam said that media plays the important role of a mediator between the government and the public in bringing development. He was delivering the chief guest speech during the observation of National Press Day cum One Day Workshop on the topic “challenges before the media” at 1st MR, Banquet Hall, Imphal organised by Department of Information and Public Relation. The minister continued media which is regarded as the fourth estate of democracy so journalists need to be very accurate in filing their news. People who are truly serving the p
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Minister of commerce and industries Thongam Biswajit Singh invited investors from across the country to visit and invest in Manipur, terming the state the gateway of India to southeast Asia, said a release from DIPR. The minister was speaking at the twelfth northeast business summit which was inaugurated in New Delhi today. Themed ‘transforming northeast: the engine for India’s growth’, the two-day summit is organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Manipur is the state partner for the event. Speaking at the inauguration, union minister of state (independent charge) for development of north eastern region (Do
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union staged fast-unto death protest as a part of agitation demanding to the government to take up necessaries action to amend the Article 3 of the Indian Constitution and to safeguard the territorial integrity of the state. The protest kicked off today’s afternoon at the office of SSUM at Keishampat and as first batch SSUM convenor, publicity and propaganda, N. Tanoranjan and MPPDU president, Nameirakpam Meghachandra staged the protest. Speaking to media persons, Tanoranjan said that they have taken up such agitation
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today visited Hapta Kangjeibung and Lamboi Khongnangkhong venues to oversee the arrangements for the upcoming 10 day long Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 which is beginning from November 21. The chief minister inspected the progress of the groundwork at Hapta Kangjeibung, BOAT, Keishampat to Airport road and construction works at Trade and Permanent Exhibition Centre at Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Imphal West. He directed the officials of various officials to expedite preparations for successful conduct of the festival and further instructed the officials of Environment, PWD and Forest Department to m
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 Locals of Changangei Mayai Leikai today blocked the exit gate of the Imphal Airport for around half hour as police stopped them from meeting the chief minister, N. Biren regarding the suspicious death of L. (0) Ibemcha Devi wife of L. Nabakanta Singh of Khangmong Meisnam Leikai. Earlier before blocking the gate the locals staged a sit-in protest near the Imphal Airport exit gate demanding justice for the deceased woman organised by the JAC Against the Brutal Killing of Ibemcha Devi. At around 2.30 pm the locals opened the road block as representatives of the JAC were given the permission to meet the chi
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Maoist Communist Party said the people of Manipur are fully determined to start the agitations to save the indigenous people from November 18 onwards and continue till it becomes fruitful.  On the other hand, the president of India will be attending the Sangai Festival on November 21 while the agitations are on its full swing; the people ought to clearly express the magnitude of the agitations on the said date and show that the State is made up by full of brave and courageous people, said a release signed by Coordinator, Standing Committee, Kyonghan Mangang.     The people of Manipur will begin the agitations from 5 am
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 Governor Najma Heptullah today expressed her desire to make NCC and scouts and guides programmes compulsory for students be it government or non-government schools to build self-discipline and confidence among students. She was speaking as the chief guest at the 9th Governor Rally (Rajya Puraskar) award distribution function at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan organised by The Manipur State Bharat Scouts and Guides (MSBSG). Recalling her memories as a guide during her school days and the benefits she got, the governor said that making it compulsory for students will be a good initiative to teach moral values to
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 The governor Najma Heptulla congratulated the members of the High Court Bar Association Manipur for their service to the society while speaking as the chief guest at the 27th foundation day held at the auditorium of Manipur high court. The governor said that since 1990 the association has been putting in different efforts to establishing a high court in Manipur. As a result in the year 2013 Manipur high court came to existence, she said. She continued that the country has seen many great lawyers and encouraged the association to produce lawyers who could join the league of outstanding lawyers. She also
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 The chief minister’s secretariat , government of Manipur has notified that the proposed visit of chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh to New Delhi on November 16 has been cancelled, and so the Hill Leader’s Day and Meeyamgi Numit will be held on November 17.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), an apex body of higher education in the country is organising its “East Zone Vice Chancellors Meet” from November 17 to 18. In this regard a meet a press conference was held at the committee room of the vice chancellors secretariat, Manipur University, Canchipur.  P.B. Sharma, president of AIU, speaking to the media said the east zone vice chancellors meet will be hosted by Manipur University. The state governor, Najma Heptulla will inaugurate the meet and release the special issue of the universities news, a weekly journal brought out by the associatio
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IMPHAL |Nov 16 (NNN) All Tribal Contractors’ Association of Manipur (ATCAM) has informed that it will not go ahead with its proposed bandh scheduled to begin from November 20 midnight following an assurance from the chief minister to look into its grievances. According to ATCAM, its decision not to go ahead with the agitation was taken today after the assurance from the chief minister to review and consider the issue of concessional deposit of 50 percent of the standard amount of security or earnest money deposit extended to SC/ST for the purpose of any contract works.
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 The 41st Indian Folklore Congress Manipur University (MU) begins its three-day national seminar on Folklore of Northeast India at the conference hall of Manipur Institute of Management Studies, MU here today. Speaking as a chief guest in today’s inaugural function, vice chancellor MU, Prof. Adhya Prasad Pandey said, “Folklore can stimulate our thought, relax our mind and represent our culture and tradition. It is not an easy task to preserve our oral discourse but our people are still following their ancestral tradition.” He further assured of opening a folk study department, which is rarely offer
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 A one-day legal awareness programme was held today at Legal Aid Clinic, Manipur Central Jail, Imphal with an aim to give education about legal rights to jail inmates. It is being held in connection with the observation of Legal Services Campaign – ‘Connecting to serve’ from November 9 to 18. The awareness programme was organised by Legal Aid Clinic, Manipur Central Jail, Imphal West and sponsored by District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Imphal West. District and sessions judge, Imphal West cum chairman of DLSA-IW, Maibam Manojkumar, chief judicial magistrate, IW cum secretary of DLSA IW, Lamkh
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Curtain raiser of Sangai Festival will be organised by state forest and tourism departments at Keibul Lamjao in Bishnupur on November 19, said a release by forest department. It said, chief minister N. Biren Singh will be the chief guest of the event, which will be followed by cultural and musical programmes on November 20 and 21 and an exhibition of local craftworks till November 30. A fashion show on local handlooms and cuisine will also be part of the celebration. The forest department has also produced a short film titled ‘Manipur: A Paradise Unexplored’ to publicise the event and provide a glimpse into the culture
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Narcotics and affairs of border PS made three arrests in drug-related offences today, said a release by PRO police. Drug peddler Mansuanching Paite (66), wife of late Sianlianmuang from Ngathal, Churachandpur sub-division was arrested from Yaingangpokpi Magic parking, Nagamapal in Imphal with 30 grams of heroine powder. A case has been registered at narcotics and affairs of border police station. Drug seller RL Horthingla alias Athing (42), daughter of RL Ningkhalem of Teinem village, Tuinem, Ukhrul, was arrested from her current residence in Thangmeiband Leirenhanjaba Leikai in Imphal West with six grams of heroine powder.
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Upper Primary Teacher (SSA) 2016 Tribal Fraternity has appealed for immediate issuance of posting order in respect of the SSA-UPT appointed in 2016, said a release. The release has mentioned that the teachers were selected by then government of Manipur following due process of selection. But the posting order of the said post was halted due to election code of conduct, in view of the Manipur Legislative Assembly election 2017, it added. The present government instituting a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate any alleged misconduct by the recruiting authority and delaying the issuance of posting order, has only a
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Nov 16 Youth president, Darkhumlien and ward member, Vanlalcham of Zarolpokpi village have stated in a press conference held today that the people of the village have been facing various hardships due to interruption of electricity supply by Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL), Jiribam district. Vanlalcham has stated that the load shedding in power supply has disturbed the study routine of school students in hilly areas, who will be writing examinations in the coming few months. Darkhumlien also stated in the press conference that the load shedding for duration of four hours starting from 5 pm to 9
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 16 Miss Manipur Organisation today notified that the Miss Manipur contest will be held on December 9 at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT) and for which the audition will start from November 26 at Hailey Bistro, Keishampat. Manager of the organising committee, Sonia Phairenbam said in a press meet today held at Protection and Preservation Committee Manipur (PPCM) office at Waheng Leikai Imphal that the committee is set to have its second edition of Miss Manipur contest. She said the audition will be held at Hailey Grooming Studio in Haobam Marak and to get application forms from Jenny Beauty Parlour at
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Manipur minorities and OBC economic development society has invited applications from principals and head masters of government schools which are willing to conduct remedial coaching classes under the chief minister’s ‘Lairik yengminasi (let’s study together)’ programme 2017-18, said a release from MOBC department. The classes will be held for english, mathematics and science for students from sixth to tenth standards and for English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology for students of XI and XII standards. Institutes applying for the scheme should submit a list of teachers who are willing to conduct th
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From Our Correspondent JIRIBAM | Nov 16 After 10 days long fund drive to help a child leukaemia patient, United Meitei Society of Assam (UMSA) has handed over a cheque of Rs. 75,001 to the parents of the child patient today. The 10 years old child, Chinglemba  Lamabam, son of Gangadhar Lamabam of Jora village, Cachar, Assam has been suffering from leukaemia since the past two months. A fund drive was initiated by UMSA to help the treatment of the child, for which around 97 persons have contributed money. General secretary of UMSA, Ronel has expressed his gratitude to persons who have donated money during the fund drive and also appealed
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UKHRUL | Nov 16 In pursuance of its efforts to light up the villages located in extremely remote areas, 27 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 10 Sector Assam Rifles today presented portable solar lamps to the villagers of Phungcham, Chingai block, Ukhrul district. The presentation ceremony was held at the village community hall, and it was attended by village authority, village development councils, Phungcham Shanao Long, youths and elders of the village. On behalf of the villagers, acting headman of Phungcham village, Kazaching Horam, extended gratitude to the AR for their welfare oriented gesture.
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association, Imphal will be conducting pre-board matric examination from November 22 till December 4, said a release. It said, the examination will be held as a preparatory in view of the upcoming class-X board examination conducted annually by Board of Secondary Education, Manipur. The release further mentioned that more than 10000 students from both the hill and valley would be sitting for the examination. All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association has requested all the organisations in the state and the general public, not to call any strike or bandh d
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IMPHAL | Nov 16 Directorate of minorities and other backward classes has released over Rs. 6 crores as post-matric scholarships for OBC students, said a release. Names and account numbers of the 9151 eligible students were forwarded to the State Bank of India’s secretariat branch today. The scholarship is for students from the academic year 2014-15, 2015-2016 and 2016-17, it added.
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From Our Correspondent TAMENGLONG | Nov 15 The chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh overwhelmed the public during his visit at Tamenglong district. A large crowd gathered at the Mini Stadium waiting for him under the hot sun. The chief minister assured gathering that Tamenglong-Khongsang road will be blacktopped by February 2018. He said that he was not happy at the present work progress. However, temporary restoration works of Tamenglong- Khongsang road has been improved after state assembly election and it has been given to NHIDCL with high hopes of speeding up the works, he added. Numerous of memorandums were passed on to the chie
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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Nov 15 Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh today came out to join the chorus of charges in the present times that whatever the BJP government is claiming to be their achievements are all works that the Congress government initiated. “The BJP government is merely continuing with what the Congress government began, but are making loud noises now that it was they who conceived of, and pushed for initiatives for the development of the economy of the country”, he said. It may be recalled that another central Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor, had mockingly pointed out that most of the development initiatives
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