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20 lagao organisers arrested

IMPHAL | Oct 19 The Imphal East police today arrested 20 individuals for organising gambling (lagao) and has seized around 120 lagao dices from different parts of the Imphal East district. Speaking to media persons, Imphal East superintendent of police, K. Kabib said that police were able to make the arrest after getting several complaints from the public. He requested the public to not encourage organising such gambling in their localities and appealed to the public and locality leaders to support police in banning lagao. As organising lagao leads to rise in law and order problem, the police said they will continue to conduct raids and p

Dalai Lama bids Manipur adieu

IMPHAL | Oct 19 Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, who attended a peace conference here in Imphal, left the state this morning. The Dalai Lama who arrived in Imphal on October 17 has been staying at the Raj Bhawan. After having attended a global peace conference yesterday he left Imphal today around 9.30 am by an Indigo flight. Before leaving, the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Y. Khemchand Singh, on whose invitation the spiritual came to Manipur, met with the latter at the Raj Bhawan.

AMSU cautions against price rise

IMPHAL | Oct 19 All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has conveyed its greeting to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival to be celebrated on October 21. It urged to all the shopkeepers not to sell items in connection to Ningol Chakkouba by rising prices and the same will be look after by the union seriously.  A release of the union expressed hope that the celebration of this festival will bring a sense of brotherhood between different communities, peace, prosperity and development in the state.

Minor boy drowns in community pond

IMPHAL | Oct 19 A minor boy drowned while playing with his friends near the community pond at Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai today. The boy, Kagnaipou Gangmei, 10, son of Mumai Gangmei of Langol Tarung accidently fell in the pond at around 1.30 pm while playing with his friends near the pond. As none of his friends know how to swim, they were helpless but when some elders came to help, the boy was already lost in the water. After searching for around half an hour by residents, the boy was found and rushed to Raj Medicity but doctor declare him brought dead.

COHR condemns gun attack

IMPHAL | Oct 19 Expressing serious concern over the incident of firing towards the house of finance secretary, Committee on Human Rights (COHR), human rights defender, advocate Okram Nutankumar on October 14 by unknown miscreants, COHR has strongly condemn the act. A release said those responsible for the act must urgently disclose their identity and clarify the reason behind the shooting to the public. COHR laments the fact that none of the involved unknown miscreants have been arrested so far, it said adding the organisation appeals to the authorities concerned to arrest the unknown miscreants urgently.
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 19 Tamah Students Union, Tamenglong urged the government to not shift the construction of an SBI branch from the compact area of Tamah, Tamenglong district. The bank branch was to be constructed under the Hills Inclusive Infrastructure Growth Project. Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the student’s union former president, Dinraibou Pamai said that the project was initially to construct the BDO office, bank building, police barrack, outpost, police kitchen, staffs quarters and toilets block in a compact area of Tamah covering five acres. He said almost 90 per cent of the const

Mid-day meal workers petition Education minister

IMPHAL | Oct 19 All Manipur Mid-Day Meal Workers’ Union has submitted a memorandum to the education minister yesterday following a thorough discussion of the problems faced by mid-day meal workers in a meeting held yesterday at Kakhulong community hall. A release said the memorandum demanded inclusion of necessary fund for mid-day meal schemes in the budget and to cover this scheme up to class XII. It also demanded to keep a separated administration for mid-day meal as in Tamil Nadu, it added. It further demanded to open DPS shops in urban and rural areas to provide MDM schemes, ICDS and food items for consumers, to regularise the MDM wo

SLLC organises legal awareness workshop

JIRIBAM | Oct 19 (JNN)  A two-day legal awareness programme cum vocational training workshop was held at RK Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, Jiribam organised by Students Legal Literacy Club from October 16. The programme was attended by administrator of RK Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, Ranjit Singh, assistant agriculture officer, Jiribam, S. Deven Singh, PI of Fishery department, R. C. Das and chief functionary of Child Welfare Ashram, S. Iboton Singh as presidium members. Altogether 70 students of 10 different schools of Jiribam participated in the said legal awareness programme. Attending as resource persons, S. Deven Singh and manager of Bee Ca
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