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Imoinu SHG clarify on NFSA allegations

From Our Correspondent BISHNUPUR | May 24 Advisor of Imoinu Self-Help Group, L Sumila Devi has clarified today in a meeting at the office of self-help group that there has been no less quantity distribution of rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Nambol Sabal Leikai, Ward no.10. The allegation made by Nambol Sabal Leikai Womens Socio Economic Development Organisation regarding misconduct of distribution of ration under NFSA is baseless, said L Sumila Devi at her office. She also said that she has never heard of the organisation that made the allegation and further stated that if there is any suspicion in the ration distribution procedure by the agents, Imoinu Self-Help Group is much ready to go to the authority concerned to file a complaint.

Panic buying leads to fuel shortage

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 24 Panic buying by the general public leads to shortage of petrol in the petrol pump though the IOC deployed petrol more than the daily requirement to petrol pumps daily. Petrol remained out of stock in various retail outlets across the state from around noon as a result of panic buying and vehicles queued in front of the petrol pump which has petrol stock till the late evening. Earlier before two weeks 12 kilolitres petrol stock in a petrol pump were used in 3 days, but for the past two three days 12 kilolitres petrol stock is not sufficient even for a days, since the result of the panic buying. The daily requirement of petrol in the state is 160 kilolitres but for the past three days IOC has supplied an average of 276 kilolitres per day but still the petrol pumps are not able to satisfy the customers. It may be mentioned that the panic buying of the petrol in the state followed rumours of land slide in Nagaland along the NH-2 at the soci

Governor inaugurates Halima Aziz Junior college

Our Bureau IMPHAL | May 24 The Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla inaugurated Halima Aziz Junior College today at Jamia Halima Aziz Educational Trust Campus Khabeisoi Imphal East district. Najma Heptulla who attended the function as chief guest applauded the teachers and parents for encouraging and imparting education to the children especially in the technical line. She appealed to the people for keeping trust on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘sab ka saath, sab ka vikash’ and equality for all too. It is worth to mention that Khabeisoi Kerang Khomidok village has no government high school and higher secondary school. So, the Jamia Halima Aziz Educational Trust which was established in 2004 with an aim to provide educational facilities to the minority and weaker section of the societies take an initiative to open the Junior College at Khabeisoi. The trust has been providing free education and accommodation to both boys and girls to the orphan and ward of the poor and t

Counselling for Northeast students

IMPHAL | May 24 The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) will organise a one day free counselling and awareness programme for admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes for the North East students on May 26. Addressing a press meet today at IBDS conference hall, the institute director Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo said that students of the Northeast states faced a lot of difficulties during the first stage of pursuing their academic career out the state starting from admission until accommodation. So in order to skip such difficulties a free counselling and an awareness programme will be conducted on May 26 where parents and teachers will get the opportunity to directly interact with principles of various top colleges of Delhi, added the director. He continued that for the convenience of students ten computers are kept in the Institute so that any student can use it for the online registration of admission form. Dinabandhu congratulate

‘Humari Beti, Humari Shaan’ scheme launched

IMPHAL | May 24 Education minister, Th Radheshyam launched the ‘Humari Beti, Humari Shaan’ admission scheme in Manipur along with Prof Ibohal Meitei. 100 per cent fee waiver is offered to the first 100 girl students, from all over the country, admitted under this scheme of HBHS. A release said, the Minister claimed the scheme will be a game changer for the girl students from economically poor family who dreams to pursue technical education. He lauded the SATYA Group of Institutions for reaching out to Manipur with the scheme as they found out that there was no student from this part of the country under the scheme, it said. It will surely benefit the girls most in making their dreams come true, Radheshyam added. Many expectations and concern of the girls need to be addressed to fulfil their ambition to gain the technical education as well as in other fields they aimed to become, continued the minister according to the release. The scheme has been launched with plans to f

Industries dept to employ 3000 youths: Biswajit

IMPHAL | May 24 Commerce and Industries minister, Th Biswajit has said that under Commerce and Industries the State government is targeting to provide employment to 3000 youths. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department is also targeting to give employment opportunities to 3000 youths under various schemes. This was stated by the minister in a meeting held at his office chamber at Secretariat New Block today. The meeting discussed on project for plantation of improved variety of turmeric in the state, fund matters for the procurement of turmeric mother plant and the actual fund proposed for the project is Eighty Lakhs (80,0000/-) to be provided by the State government, it said. Plantation of turmeric plant was taken up after successful plantation of Stevia and Lemon Grass. Market linkage for turmeric plantation has already been established. 4000 acres of land for plantation of turmeric plant has been identified in Imphal East and Thoubal district, it added. Citing on

NAMPAL anti-drug campaign

BISHNUPUR | May 24 Nambol Area Meira Paibi Apunba Lup (NAMPAL) organised a one day meeting against drug abuse as part of their campaign called ‘Mayai Kaba Chinjak Sijinnaba amasung Yollibasingee Maiyokta Meeyamgee Campaign’ at Kakyai Makha Bamon Mandop. In the meeting, M Shanti Devi, president of NAMPAL, L Budhamani Devi, member of Ward no.11, Y Modhubala Devi, secretary of Kakyai Meira Paibi and Th Bimola Devi, member of NAMPAL took part as the presidium members, and it was attended by many women folks of the village. As a resource person, H Shamu Singh said that there is a strong need for mothers to bring the youths in the right direction as tomorrow’s society will be in the hand of today’s youths.

Wangoi locals decry failure of NFS Act

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL| May 24 Locals of Wangoi constituency, Imphal West has sought Chief Minister’s attention to failure supplies under National Food Security Act in the constituency. A large number of women of both ration card holders and none holders coming from different polling stations of Wangoi constituency like Yumnam Huidrom, Wangoi, Meijrao, Top Siphai, Iram Siphai, Mutum Phibou complained before media persons at Manipur Press Club that they have not been getting the food supply even once since the implementation of the Act in Manipur. One Longjam Ibethoi of Top Siphai Mamang leikai complained that her name is in the entry list of beneficiary but not given her ration card. While some women were complaining that they have given cards but have never been getting their share. The women further complained that when they complained the matter to local MLA, the MLA told them to discuss with agents. The local women drew attention from Chief Minister and appea
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