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IMPHAL | Oct 16 It does not matter whether one win or lose, all that matters is the performance and spirit.  The whole population of Manipur, both hill and valley, felt so proud of the eight players who represented the country in the prestigious global sporting event. This was stated by chief minister, N. Biren while according rousing reception to eight Manipuri players, who had participated in U-17 FIFA World Cup, at chief minister’s secretariat today. Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Boris Singh Thangjam, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Nongdamba Naorem, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Ningthoinganba Meitei and Md. Shah Jahan were spec
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The social welfare department in response to a petition challenging the procedure that appointed the new chairman of the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) has clarified that necessary selection procedure were followed and there was no violation of any Act or rules while appointing the chairman of MCPCR. The department on October 13 through its counsel submitted a counter affidavit against the petition which is pending with the single bench of acting Chief Justice, N. Kotiswar Singh, High Court (HC) of Manipur. The counter affidavit was submitted by Sonia Oinam, serving as under s

Deforestation devastates Machi block of Tengnoupal

From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Oct 16 Eighty percent of the hill ranges of Machi block which comes under the newly created Tengnoupal district have all become barren as there are no more trees growing there. Deforestation has reached an alarming level in this area.   The villages of Machi block, Tengnoupal district are Thamlai, Heinoikhong, Wabaching, Konaitong, Parington, Thabi keithel, Warongthel, Ringpam, Khoibu, Tonghang, and Meryland etc. Number of households ranging in between 150 to 300, are there in most of the villages.    Deforestation for the purpose of producing firewood, coal, wood for house construction are carried ou
From Our Correspondent MOREH | Oct 16 As the biggest festival of Manipur, Ningol Chakouba and Kut festival approaches, the international border town Moreh is chocked with traffic caused by early shoppers today. The border town has been teeming with shoppers coming from different parts of the valley in particular.  Shoppers thronged the town and could be seen scattered everywhere. Having no empty spaces, privately brought vehicles were parked on both sides of the road causing huge traffic jam. From Moreh Bazar bridge to fire brigade service station which lies ahead of the police station, the highway was lined with parked vehicles. Under t

Governor keen to promote football commercially

IMPHAL | Oct 16 Eight state footballers who represented India in the ongoing FIFA World Cup U-17 tournament were felicitated today by the governor of the state Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan here today. Speaking on the occasion Heptulla said that she would try her best to find ways to promote the game commercially like cricket.  She said talks have already begun to promote Polo commercially, which originated from Manipur. Speaking on the Sports University, the governor said the Prime Minister of India is keen to establish a Sports University and has assured to lay the foundation. She expressed hope that the university will help sportsperson
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The six-week entrepreneurship skill development programme on photography studio and Photoshop organised by Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute, government of India, ministry of MSME concluded here today. The skill development programme which began on August 31 ended today with a valedictory held at the MSME-DI, Imphal office at Takyelpat Industrial Estate, Imphal. Speaking on the occasion, Pradip Phanjoubam, editor of the Imphal Free Press maintained that such a training programme on photography studio is very meaningful in the current situation of digital technological advancement

Court halts child marriage in Thoubal

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Thoubal, A. Shanta Devi, today issued order restraining proposed child marriage of two minors in Thoubal district. The CJM Thoubal issued the order in response to a petition filed by the father of the 12 year old bride to be to grant injunction order against the accused No. 1 (the father of the 16 year old groom) under section 13 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. The petitioner pleaded the court to prohibit the accused No. 1 solemnisation of marriage of the accused No.2 (groom to be) with the petitioner’s daughter which is due to be held on October 17

Tribal folk festival kicks off at Tumuyon Khullen

 From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI |Oct 16 With an aim to promote national integration through culture and tradition and to encourage close relationship among different communities with moral and physical integration, a tribal folk festival cum seminar was successfully kicked off today at Tumuyon Khullen in Kangpokpi district. Sponsored by ministry of culture, government of India, the three-day festival cum seminar organised by the Maram Art & Literature Association (MALA) under the theme, “Tribal Folk Festival for National Integration” was inaugurated by Th. Sanglou, superintendent of taxes, government of Manipur. Sanglou attende
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