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Govt can’t be held at ransom

Serious efforts are on to solve problems, says Biren IMPHAL | Aug 19 No organisation or individual should hold the state government at ransom to fulfill any demand.  The present government is fully aware about the issues besieging the State and it has been putting in serious effort to resolve all these issues, said N Biren. The chief minister was speaking as the chief guest at the State level Sadbhavana Diwas celebration organised by the State Government at the Banquet Hall of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles today. Reminding that Nungei violence was reported during the time of the previous government, the chief minister clarified that the f

Two policemen suspended for transporting liquor

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The police department today suspended two of its personnel including a head constable of commandos and Havildar of the 5th IRB, for their involvement in ferrying large quantity of local made liquor. The suspended personnel were travelling on a police gypsy labelled as CDO IW-2 (bearing registration no. MN01X/1245) when it collided with a civilian car (wagon R) at Khonghampat this morning around 10 am. Reports said that three persons including two police and a civilian (occupant of the car) sustained injuries. During the course of mishap, a large quantity of local made liquor from the back of the police
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 Social Welfare and co-operation, minister, Nemcha Kipgen today that Centre has agreed to release 17 months backlog for old age pension scheme under the National Social Assistance Programme. The minister stated this during the release of consolidated annual report of the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR), 2012-16 at new secretariat. She was replying to queries raised by the media persons during the report releasing function. Nemcha Kipgen contended that the backlog was a result of the failure of the previous government to submit utilisation certificate in time. However, with the

NE medicine research centre opened at Hengbung

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 10 Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar along with commerce and industries minister Thongam Biswajit Singh, inaugurated North East Centre for Ethno Medicinal Research at Hengbung village in Kangpokpi district today. The research centre was opened within the campus of Foundation for Environment & Economic Development Services (FEEDS) near Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Hengbung. Inaugurating the centre Joykumar said opening of such a centre will be a milestone in North-East especially to Manipur as the state has abundant medicinal plants. We have so many traditional ways of healing ailments by using vario

Heirok locals foil child kidnap attempt

From A Correspondent THOUBAL | Aug 19 A seven year old child was rescued by locals at Heirok after she was abducted by an auto driver identified as Moirangthem Lukhoi (20) son of Ibomcha from Umang Laikon, Heirok part I. The incident happened around 11.30 am at Heirok Part II under Heirok police station when the child was returning from school. She was abducted by the auto driver at the time when there was no one around. However, the auto being driven by Lukhoi was intercepted by the farmers on the road as it was coming in a suspicious manner along with the crying child. The locals rescued the child and took hold of the keys of the auto.

Interim report on radio sets anomalies submitted

IMPHAL | Aug 19 The enquiry committee formed to probe into the irregularities on the procurement of Digital Radio Sets and Repeaters for Manipur Police department under the Modernisation of State Police Forces during the period 2013-2014 has submitted its interim enquiry report.  The report was submitted to the chief minister N. Biren Singh today. The three member committee headed by principal secretary J.C. Ramthanga along with additional director-general of police (AP) Anand Prakash and inspector-general of police (Admn) S. Ibocha Singh handed over the interim report to the Chief Minister in the presence of additional chief secretary (H
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The Manipur Home Guard Employees Welfare Association will be satisfied to accept 90 percent of their share to be given by the central government and forego the state share considering the financial condition of the state in increasing their allowance. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the association’s president, Y. Mangi said that assurance of increasing the allowance of Home Guard personnel by mere Rs. 2000 to Rs.3000 has been made earlier by the previous government and was rejected. So assuring of increasing the allowance by Rs. 2000 or Rs. 3000 by the new government is
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Aug 19 The High Court of Manipur, acting chief justice, N. Kotiswor Singh today flagged off the multi utility van of the Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASALSA) from the High Court of Manipur, Imphal. The flagging off ceremony was attended by justice, Kh. Nobin, advocate general, N. Kumarjit Singh, Bar Council of Manipur, chairman, O. Modhuchandra Singh, High Court Bar Association, president, Kh. Binoykumar, AMBA president, H. Chandramani Sharma and senior advocate, R.S. Reisang. As directed by National Legal Service Authority, the multi-utility vehicles should be used for carrying out statutory dutie
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