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Crackers banned in Imphal West

IMPHAL | Oct 18 Imphal west district magistrate, Ninthhoujam Geoffrey has prohibited the use of crackers during the celebration of ensuing Diwali festival in the area with immediate effect and until further orders. A notification said no person, persons of entity, firm by whatever name known, shall engage in possession and sale of crackers and explosives without valid licence issued in this behalf by the district magistrate under the section 84 of the explosive rules, 2008. SP, Imphal West and SP, Bishnupur are also informed that no temporary licence for possession and sale of crackers and others have been issued by the district magistrate

CoNE releases Hep-C awareness booklet

IMPHAL | Oct 18 A booklet entitled “Understanding Hepatitis-C Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment” developed by Community Network for Empowerment (CoNE) to enhance the awareness and knowledge on HCV among health care workers was released during a function held at the Palace Compound office of CoNE today. Speaking at the releasing function, Rk Nalinikanta of CoNE said the booklet was developed in consultation with various experts from public health section of directorate of health services, government of Manipur, regional health and family welfare training institute, Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS), State tuberculosis (TB) hospi
IMPHAL | Oct 18 Water resources and YAS minister, Letpao Haokip has reached out to the people of interior areas in Chandel district as he wrapped up a two-day visit to the district in line with the State government’s slogan of ‘Going to the Hills. Letpao who is also MLA of Chandel A/C, inaugurated the building of ICICI bank, Khengjoy branch and 33/11 KV Power Sub-Station at Joupi village under Khengjoy sub-division on October 16. The 33/11 KV power Sub-Station, constructed under RGGVY scheme, will electrify 32 villages while the bank branch will cater to the banking needs of the entire Sub-Division. Besides meeting and listening to th

JNV Kangpokpi admission open

IMPHAL | Oct 18 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Kangpokpi district is inviting admissions from students especially from the needy children particularly girls, scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and other minorities for the ensuing Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST). All the students studying in Class V and aged between 9-13 years in any government/ government recognised/ government aided schools in the district are eligible to apply for the admission for Class VI. Last date of submission of application forms is November 25 individual confirmation and intimation will be sent to the mobile phones of the parents. Admission fo

Classic hotel owner impersonator nabbed

IMPHAL | Oct 18 Security forces have arrested an impersonator and alleged active members each of KYKL and PREPAK (VC) during separate counter insurgency operation conducted on October 16 and 17, said a statement issued by PRO, Manipur police department. According to the statement, on September 9, proprietor and owner of Classic Groups Hotel, Thangjam Dhabali Singh lodged a written report with OC/Cyber Crime police station stating that one unknown person opening a fake Facebook account in his name and identity. The unknown person victimises many innocent ladies through Facebook and Facebook messenger, it said adding that a case was register

TSA releases diamond jubilee theme song

IMPHAL | Oct 18 The theme song for the 60th Anniversary celebration of Thadou Students' Association (TSA) was released today in a simple ceremony at Kuki Inn, Imphal, Manipur. The diamond jubilee anniversary is slated to be held on October 29 at Taloulong village in Kangpokpi district Vice-chairperson of Manipur State Disaster Management Authority, Adim Pamei released the theme song as chief guest of the function. He stressed for integrity of all tribal folks and also pitched for a tribal festival for all tribal communities in the state. Pamei also highlighted the popularity of Thadou songs among the tribal people and recalled his days of

AR greets on ‘Diwali’ and ‘Ningol Chakkouba’

IMPHAL | Oct 18 Inspector general, Maj Gen Virendra Singh and all ranks of Assam Rifles have extended their warm greetings and best wishes on the auspicious occasions of ‘Diwali’ and ‘Ningol Chakkouba’ to the people of Manipur, said a release by PRO IGAR (S). It said Assam Rifles is looking forward to host the sisters of Manipur on the occasion of ‘Ningol Chakkouba’. Further, the inspector general has congratulated the eight players of Manipur for being part of the Indian team in U-17 FIFA World Cup. He further congratulated the chief minister of Manipur for inspiring initiatives like ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ and ‘Imphal Evenings

Ccpur vegetable market rebuilding drive

From Our Correspondent CHURACHANDPUR | Oct 18 The process of rebuilding the vegetable market at new bazaar has been commenced today. The old market located between Thangzam road and Red Cross road junction was demolished. The old market was detected with cracks after the earthquake in 2014 and since then it was used for temporary accommodation of goods seller at the nearby bus parking. According to sources, the new market complex will have only ground storey which can accommodate 168 vegetable sellers, with attachment of toilet facility. The construction work has been taken up under Police housing scheme and the total budget has not yet a
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