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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 20 Deputy chief minister, Yumnam Joykumar said the budget reserved for fisheries is not adequate to meet the needs of the state, and therefore urged the people to tap Central government schemes to augment the investment in this vital sector. He said the government would extend all help in this effort. He said this while addressing this year’s Ningol Chakouba Fish Fair cum Fish Crop Competition, 2017, organised by the Fisheries Department today at Hapta Kangjeibung. For a great majority of the people of the state fish is an important protein food item, he said, appreciating the Fisheries Department and pr

Medical aid for widows as CM’s Chakouba gift

IMPHAL | Oct 20 Chief minister N. Biren Singh today announced a new scheme called “CMgi Laiyeng Shen” under the MOBC Department for all the widows belonging to the under privileged sections of society, as Ningol Chakouba gifts. A statement issued by the CM’s secretariat, said under the new scheme each widow will receive an amount up to Rs. 15,000 as reimbursement towards medical expenses every year. All the widows belonging to the minorities, other backward classes and schedule castes will be covered under the new scheme, it said. “On the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakouba I extend warm wishes to all the sisters of my state. I
IMPHAL | Oct 20 Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh handed over loans worth Rs. 46,50,000 to nine skilled self-employed persons of different districts at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The assistance ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 10 lakh was provided under Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd. It may be mentioned that the bank authority identified these enterprising persons for providing loan after they pleaded for assistance to the Chief Minister on different Meeyamgi Numits. Out of these nine persons, three are from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tengnoupal districts. National a

Shurhozelie’s NPF for inclusive peace

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | Oct 20 The Dr Shurhozelie led Naga People’s Front (NPF) in its Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting held today in Kohima while “reiterating” its support to the ongoing peace process between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India, the CEC expressed its appreciation to the Government of India for inviting the Working Committee of the “Naga National Political Groups” (NNPGs) for negotiation. “It has been the consistent stand of the NPF that solution to the Naga political problem should be inclusive of all stakeholders and this solution should be expedited by all concerned so as to bring about n

Guv, CM, Dy CM and others greet Ningol Chakkouba

IMPHAL | Oct 20 Governor of Manipur has conveyed her greetings to the people of the state, especially the beloved sisters on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival, 2017. In her message, she said, “The festival originally observed by the Meitei community, has now encompassed other communities in Manipur, a testimony to the increasing unity and integration in the state. This age old tradition of Manipur will reinforce the unique significance and primacy accorded to women in Manipuri society and encourages them to strive for peace and prosperity in the state.” She further said, “The festival will herald an era of progress

Rodent menace issue of Tengnoupal district

IMPHAL | Oct 20 (NNN) The loss worth incurred by the rodent attack on standing crops and granaries in Tengnoupal district is estimated at Rs 1.5 crore, according to Morung who is the chairman of Kampang Khullen village. Speaking to Newmai News Network today in Imphal, the chairman of Kampang Khullen village said that 19 villages in Tengnoupal district have been affected by rodent menace. The affected villages are Kampang Khullen, Kampang Khunou, Leibi village, Langkhongching, Lamlong Khunou, Waksu, Choktong, N Satang, Kharou Khunou, Kharou Khullen, Rilram Centre, Khudei Laipham, Khudei Loikong, Khudei Khullen, Narum, Yongkhul, Morengthel,
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 20 A one-day awareness programme on handlooms and handicrafts delivery scheme, Mudra scheme and handlooms and handicrafts development programme was held today at Tamei community hall, Tamei, Tamenglong district. Parliamentary secretary of Works and Agriculture, Awangbow Newmai attended the function as chief guest. In his speech he recognised that Tamei and Tousem are the most disadvantaged area of Manipur with bad connectivity, lacks behind in education, no good health facilities, and even banking facilities are not up to the mark. But he gave an assurance as the local MLA that he will be always there for
From Our Correspondent KANGPOKPI | Oct 20 Autonomous District Council Sadar Hills has given its opinion that District Council Act, 2008 Amendment as the backbone of ‘Go to Hills’ Mission. During a press conference today morning at Gamnom-Sapormeina, the residence of executive member ADC Sadar Hills, Lunthang Haokip extolled the BJP government for its initiative in bringing equal and transparent development both in the hills and valley for collective growth of all sections. He said that the launching of ‘Go to Hills’ or ‘Ching Challo’ Mission by chief minister of Manipur right after the introduction of Tribal Leader’s Day and
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