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By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 The Dog and Dog Handler Refresher Course (2nd batch) of seven battalions under CRPF operation control Manipur and Nagaland sector which starts from September 18 at 143 battalion HQ, CRPF, Lamphelpat, concluded today. The course was conducted under the direction of CRPF, Manipur and Nagaland sector, IGP, Vikram Sahgal and under the supervision of 143 battalion CRPF commander, Lal Chand Yadav. During the closing function the trained dogs with dogs handlers of 32, 69, 86, 87, 109, 143 and 173 battalion CRPF displayed various activities being performed by them during their duties in the forms of demos like

NSUI felicitates Manipur’s eight footballing gems

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 16 A reception ceremony of the eight young star footballers of Manipur who put up a sterling performance in the FIFA Under-17 Football Championship, was organised today at annexe hall, Congress Bhavan, B.T. road, Imphal by the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI). Speaking on the occasion, captain of the under-17 Indian football team, Amarjit Singh Kiyam said he feels elated to be have been part of the team to play the FIFA world cup although his team expectedly were left to struggle hard to keep pace with the best teams from the entire world. Amarjit also recounted some of the experiences he faced d

Calendar board

IMPHAL | Oct 16 Kangleipak Calendar Board has today notified that the board will publish a calendar with holiday list similar to the ones released by Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) by next year so that inaccuracies and mismatch in significant dates are avoided. President of the board, Ahambhijit Sairam briefed media-persons at SEACO office in Sagolband Moirang Leirak that from next year (2018), the holiday list will be updated with the same holiday lists released by DIPR. He also urged all calendar publishers of the state to refer to the data provided by the board.

Militant held

IMPHAL | Oct 16 Moreh police led by SDPO Moreh Lawrence K. Munluo under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Tengnoupal district, Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh reportedly arrested a cadre of PREPAK (PRO) from Moreh ward No.4 Premnagar near gate No.2. The arrested cadre has been identified Thongam Amuba Singh of Sekmaijin Thongam Mayai Leikai (army No.270180). It has been informed that Amuba is working under one Rakesh self styled chief of army of the outfit.

Mid-day meal workers demand pending salary

From Our Correspondent THOUBAL | Oct 16 A sit-in protest was staged today at Thoubal WangmaTaba Bazar Macha by the lady cooks of the Mid-Day Meal scheme in schools under zonal education office, Thoubal demanding payment of pending salaries for nine months before the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba festival. Speaking to media persons at the protest site, one protester said that Ningol Chakkouba is one of the important festivals of the state particularly for the women of the state. However, women in the service of cook would not be able to participate in the festival as the payments of the nine month are not released, she added. Further she said

PADA showcases dance and street play

IMPHAL | Oct 16 People’s Arts and Dramatic Association (PADA), Top Khongnang Makhong under the sponsorship of Song and Drama Division, under the ministry of Information and Broadcasting, performed dance and street play shown on theme of rural development, Swacchta Pakhwada and village cleanliness in connection with the fifteen days long “Gram Samriddhi Evam Swachchta Pakhwada” at different places of Thoubal district, Manipur from October 1, said a release.

Suspension revoked

IMPHAL | Oct 16 Bharatiya Janata Party Manipur Pradesh has notified that the suspension order, dated October 9 of Poudinlung Riamei has been revoked and he should remain as a general secretary, BJP Nungba Mandal with immediate effect until further order, said a release.

19 contestants for Miss Kut announced

IMPHAL | Oct 16 The screening committee of State Level Kut Committee (SLKC) has selected 19 contestants for Miss Kut, 2017, which will be organised as part of the State Level Kut festival on November 1 at Imphal. A release said that the contested were selected after the screening conducted on October 8 and 14. It said that the contestants will be given freedom to select the traditional dress and pattern of any Kut celebrating tribes and added that for the evening gown, they will be allowed to select their favourite colour and pattern.       
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