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IMPHAL | May 27
Reacting strongly against a statement by the Kuki Inpi Manipur, National Socialist Council of Nagalim, NSCN(IM) has alleged the former of having motive to sabotage the Indo-Naga political talks, terming it as completely baseless and against the historical facts of the Nagas.
A release said the Nagas’ political issues is at the door step of reaching a solution, it is most unfortunate that, some vested interested Kuki Inpi leaders are making attempts to twist history and mislead the people.
The Kuki Inpi’s expressions and statements are total negations to the sincere efforts of the GOI towards finding a permanent and lasting peace in the Northeast India, it said. It is in records that, the government of India had paid ‘Refuges Relied Fund’ to the Kukis of Manipur, under the initiatives of R Suisa speaks volumes about the genesis and true status of the Kukis presently living in the Nagas ancestral lands in Manipur, it added.
Further the relea

Newmai News Network
KOHIMA | May 27
The State Government of Nagaland today reiterated to “pave the way” in the event that any honourable and amicable settlement is arrived at to the on-going Naga political dialogue.
Passing this resolution in the one day special State Legislative Assembly session, the Chief Minister, Shürhozelie Liezietsu said that in the event if any amicable and acceptable settlement is arrived between the government of India and the Naga outfits, then the state government will “pave way for any alternate arrangement”.
The house unanimously adopted this resolution and appealed the government of India to expedite the political dialogue so as to bring an early solution to the protracted Naga political problem.
During the one day special session, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly also passed the bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Chief Minister in his speech was optimistic that by introducing the GST bill, a new era of indirec

Tml up in arms against oil exploration

Newmai News Network
IMPHAL | MAY 27
Activists in Manipur are spending sleepless nights these days giving series of awareness programmes to the villagers as several oil companies begin to carry out surveys to drill oil.
In the past few days several awareness programmes have been organised both in the valley and in the hills by the concerned groups and activists.
Noted activist Aram Pamei told NNN today that the villagers are firm in their stand not to allow any company to drill oil in their lands. “When we interact with villagers in Nungba, Sibilong, Oinamlong and Paitol areas the villagers expressed their unhappiness that these oil companies do not respect their rights.”
According to Aram Pamei, the villagers told them (activists) that few days back a company sent their engineers/officials to carry out a survey to Oinamlong but the villagers sent them back saying they would not allow such survey.
Aram Pamei also said that villagers told them (activi

Global Hygiene Day: Breaking menstrual taboos

Jeijei Newme
IMPHAL | May 27
May 28 is Global Hygiene Day observed ‘to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and adolescents girls worldwide’.
As a part of the observance of this day, the Imphal Free Press chatted with Angel Konthoujam, who has been working on MHM in a remote village in Gujarat under SBI fellowship, who is a lone representative from Northeast India.
Angel Konthoujam, daughter of K Hrishikesh Singh and Dr Chandrakala Huidrom of Sagolband Meino Leirak, is an alumnus of Little Flower School, Sangaiprou and completed all her further studies from outside the state.
She is currently based in Dang district of Gujarat and working with Kotwalia tribal community under SBI Youth for India Fellowship. She has been facilitating basic menstrual health educational sessions to the women and girls of the community.
Her project also includes designing a reusable menstrual product re

NHM welfare schemes implementation deplorable

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL| May 27
ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, Para Legal Volunteers and legal health experts thoroughly discussed on the lapse in implementation of government welfare schemes in health care sector under National Health Mission today.
A “2-day workshop on reproductive and Health Rights” starting from today at Classic Grande was organised by Human Rights Law Network (Manipur).
The workshop seeks to find out the area in which effective legal intervention could be made.
Meihoubam Rakesh, director, HRLN said that accessing, availability and quality service in health sector is a constitutional right.
But in Manipur many of government welfare schemes under NHM have not been implemented with the standards set under the Indian Public Health Standards which is a violation of both constitutional and international human rights, he said.
He further said that rural and urban disparities in allocation of health resources have been quite

CM’s Ramzan greeting

IMPHAL | May 27
Chief Minister N Biren Singh has greeted the people of the State, especially the Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of Ramzan.
In his message, the Chief Minister said, “I extend my warm greetings to the people of Manipur, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters, on the occasion of holy month of Ramzan”.

MPCC honours late K Thamarjit

IMPHAL | May 27
Mortal remains of former MLA of Keirao constituency KaramThamarjit Singh (47) son of K Shyam of KiyamgeiMamangleikai was today brought in Imphal.
The former MLA breathed his last in Apollo hospital, Delhi around 6pm yesterday after battling an illness. The lifeless body was flown in from Delhi and reached Tulihal Airport at around 8.45am in an indigo cargo flight.
From there the mortal remains of the former MLA was taken to Congress Bhawan wherein former Chief Minister, president and other Congress leaders honoured him with floral tribute with half –mast of party flag.
Condoling the untimely demise of the Thamarjit, former Chief Minister of Manipur, O Ibobi,  said the Congress party has lost a brilliant politician.
The demise of Thamarjit is not only the loss of Congress party but also for the entire society.
From Congress Bhawan, his body was taken to his native place for performing the last right.

Shija removes rare tumour

IMPHAL | May 27
A rare case of thymic mass (tumor in the frontal chest cavity) was successfully removed from a young girl of 9-year old. A team of doctors led by Dr Sidartha Lukram, consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Shija Hospitals performed the surgery successfully.
A release said Dr Sidartha mentioned that it was a rare case of thymic tumor in children, one of the largest of its kind ever reported in literature. The tumour was causing compression on the heart and lung causing breathing difficulty and chest pain, it said.
The patient was operated on May 21 and post operatively the complex surgical patient was managed with ease in the well-equipped Paediatric lntensive Care Unit (PICU) of Shija Hospitals. The patient was discharged fit from the hospital on May 25, it added.

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