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Thoubal HDFC robbery attempt

From A Correspondent
THOUBAL | May 27
Yet another attempt was made today to burgle Thoubal branch of HDFC bank. The incident took place at around 7.15 pm, when four unknown miscreants tried to break into the bank with gas burner machine, report said.
The incident came to light when Abhisek, a staff of the bank saw the miscreants trying to break into the entrance door. The staff immediately raised alarm following which the miscreants ran away leaving behind a Honda Activa, the report added.
Meantime the Thoubal police have taken stock of the situation and an investigation is already in progress.  It may be recalled that the same bank was earlier burgled in July 2105, wherein gold and cash of Rs 13 crore values was looted away by 20 miscreants. An individual from Charangpat area, who was the kingpin of the crime, is still at large.

Cleanliness drive to mark farewell for Kpi SP

From Our Correspondent
Kangpokpi district witnessed a massive cleanliness drive on May 27 from police and local bodies to mark the farewell of Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kangpokpi.
The police teams led by SP H Balram Singh initiated the cleanliness drive under the slogan ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ at around 6 am this morning in IT Road bazaar areas with a motive to spread awareness on sanitation and hygienic ways of living.
In an encouraging exemplary social service earlier on the part of Kangpokpi police, SP Kangpokpi team entered the lone ATM of SBI inside the SBI Kangpokpi Branch Complex found enormous debris inside the ATM Booth.
SP Balram immediately cleaned the ATM Booth and his team followed him in cleaning the waste which draws huge attention of the public.
The cleanliness drive was also the part of the activities for the farewell bid to the district SP as he was recently transferred to Pherzawl district and

Chandel Chiefs warn of agitation

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 27
The Naga Chief Association Chandel is going to organised a mass rally on June 1 to protest the failure of the authority concerned to give pending wages under MGNREGS.
In this regards a meeting was convened on May 25 at MACA hall Chandel wherein the gathering minutely discussed the failure of the authority concerned to give 11 days wage and one day M/C for job card holder.
As a result, the gathering formed an Action Committee on non-payment of MG-NREGS Chandel Block. The meeting further resolved to organise mass rally which will also be participated by every job card holders in the district.
The meeting also deliberated on failure of the authority to provide rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) for the month of April and May despite the quota being withdrawn from Sangaiprou Godown.
It further resolved that the NCAC and card holder will launch certain form of agitation if the rice quota is not distributed at the

Our Bureau
IMPHAL | May 27
The evolutionary changes of human society have been marked by progress. Human society has been experiencing a lot of changes in many aspects, along with this change; individuals should focus on the right path.
This was stated by deputy Chief Minister, Yumnam Joykumar Singh during at a book releasing function held at Manipur Press Club in Imphal today.
Joykumar continuing his speech said if individual chooses the right path, there will be progress in human existence. As human society is evolving, we, as responsible citizens should carry out duties to contribute ourselves in nation building, he added.
Emphasising the need to follow the old footprints of wisdom in the society, Joykumar Singh observed that there is need to revive the aged old peaceful co-existence in the society. He said, issues arising out from time to time can be discussed and sorted out if stakeholders are ready to do so.
He further appealed to all the stakehol

Boy arrested for sexual assault on minor

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 27
Police have arrested a 20 year old boy for sexually assaulting (Sodomise) a minor boy and slapped charges against him (accused) under section 6 POCSO Act, 2012.
The accused identified as one Leiphrakpam Ranjan Meitei, 20, son of (L) L Sura Meitei of Uripok Huidrom Leikai.
Ranjan allegedly sodomised a seven year old minor boy on May 24 evening at Uripok Ahanthem Leikai.
The accused was arrested on May 25 from Maharani Bridge around 8.30 pm by a team of Imphal police station. It has been informed that during preliminary interrogation the accused Rajan admitted to have committed the crime.
Medical examination conducted on the minor boy also confirmed sexual assault.
The accused was produced before the Special Judge POCSO, Imphal West yesterday wherein he was remanded to police custody for five days by the Court.

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 27
Khundrakpam A/C MLA, Th Lokeshwar Singh promised to repair Keibi High School with the entire necessary infrastructure on the request of COHSEM fourth position holder of commerce stream Thounaojam Loyangamba.
The promise was made during the reception function of both the MLA and the position holder, organised by Eastern Block Congress Committee and All Mahila Congress Committee at Tiger camp Multipurpose Hall.
Lokeshwar also donated one quarter of hectare farming land to the Keibi High School and also a laptop with cash money of Rs fifty thousand to Loyangamba on the occasion.
“The reason why I gave more preference to him is to encourage future students to work hard more,” Lokeshwar said.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, MLA Thangmeiband A/C, O Joykishan said no civilization can go further without education and if it is neglected civilization will recede backward.
He also advised to the students o

Senapati to have trauma centre

IMPHAL | May 27
 Health & Family Welfare minister, L Jayantakumar Singh has appealed to the officials and staffs of the Health department to maintain health infrastructures installed in different districts of the state.
 A release said attending a free screening camp for renal diseases, cardio vascular disease, hypertension and diabetes organised by District Health Society, Senapati under the sponsorship of Fortis Hospital, Delhi at Senapati District Hospital today, as the chief guest, the minister said that we should focus on optimum utilisation of provided infrastructures.
We should not forget that the government properties belong to us and it should be maintained properly, he added.
Jayantakumar also expressed that the government is ready to construct a Trauma Centre and a Burn Care Centre for the District Hospital Senapati in the interest of the people of the district, it said.
Apart from a separate water supply scheme for the hospital, constructio

TCYM decries large scale deforestation

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 27
A one-day seminar on awareness of tribal rights and their forests rights was held today at Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong. It was organised by Tribal Youth Council Manipur (TCYM).
President of TYCM, Tolkham Maring, in his presidential address said that the initiative to start this seminar was first taken when TYCM while organising a free medical camp at Rilram Centre village, Tengnoupal on April 29. We have been witnessing large scale cutting down of trees and transporting woods from the forests area of the tribal lands. “We are anguished by seeing those loggers and that strikes us to organise this seminar”, continued Tolkham.  
He reiterated that Manipur was once thickly covered with big trees and forest, but now, the thick rainforests have already been converted to barren landscapes.
He also said that tribal are considered as forest dwellers and both are interrelated as tribal people depend on forests for l

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