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PREPAK clarifies

IMPHAL | Oct 18 The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangliepak (PREPAK) said the release that was run today in local dailies about the arrest of alleged active workers of PREPAK yesterday around 4.40 pm at Moreh Parking near Moreh bazaar by a team of Moreh police CDO led by SDPO, was false.  The arrested Md. Rajak (37) son of Md. Abdul Rahaman from Sora Awang Leikai and Soethihanaing alias Fotok (23), son of Kyawzaw, from Leizik, Myanmar are not related to PREPAK and its military wing  Red Army in any manner or form, said a release signed by publicity officer, department of publicity and propaganda, Achouba.
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 17 Spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, the 14th Dalai Lama, has arrived in Imphal today to attend an international peace conference to be held tomorrow at the City Convention Centre, Palace Compound, Imphal. The Dalai Lama arrived at the Tulihal airport around 10.35 this morning by an Indigo plane along with 18 others including a Tibetan minister, an official each from Ministry of Home Affairs and External Affairs etc. At the airport, the spiritual leader, who was declared a state guest, was warmly received by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Y. Khemchand, Khur
By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | Oct 17 The apex body of government employees, Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) demanded the application of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in the state. President of the council, senior advocate, Khaidem Mani said in a press meet held at its Babupara office that Manipur is the only state of the Northeast states to still not enjoy the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The 7th Pay Commission released its recommendations last year and many states have started enjoying hikes in salary ac
IMPHAL | Oct 17 Union RD and Panchayati Raj minister, Ram Kripal Yadav said that poverty-eradication measures for the people living in the rural areas, implementation of the pending schemes of the past Congress-led government are the thrust areas of the new Modi regime. The minister was speaking at press conference held at the conference hall of old secretariat here today.  Prime minister, Narendra Modi is really concerned about the welfare of the Northeast States particularly with regard to issues relating to rural development like  housing schemes, road-connectivity, women empowerment etc., he said. PM Modi also would like to inaugurat
IMPHAL |Oct 17 Karam Shyam, minister CA&PD today mooted providing financial assistance towards the Manipuri diaspora settled in Hojai district of Assam and elsewhere. In this regard he will consult with the state chief minister to translate it into action, said the minister.   Shyam was speaking as the chief guest during the 56th foundation day celebration of Assam Manipuri Sahitya Parishad at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhavan, Hojai district, Assam. Expressing his happiness, Shyam said Manipuris settled in different parts of the country, including those settled in Hojai are continuing with their efforts in keeping the rich cultural h
IMPHAL | Oct 17 Union minister of State for external affairs, M.J. Akbar along with deputy chief minister, Manipur, Yumnam Joykumar Singh today launched promotion campaign of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna in Imphal. In a mega event held at the Multipurpose Hall in DM college campus, the union minister along with deputy chief minister launched the campaign. Speaking at the Campaign, M. J. Akbar said, various financial inclusion and social security schemes have been launched in the country to improve the quality of life of people, making them economically independent for a better living. He said the government is committed to ensure a better

YFPHR lauds district authorities’ swift action

IMPHAL | Oct 17 Youth’s Forum for Protection on Human Rights has appreciated the prompt action taken by the Thoubal Youth’s Child Protection officer (DCPO), Thoubal District Child Marriage Prohibition Officer (DCMPO) Reena and her team, Thoubal District Childline team and Thoubal police team under the direction made yesterday by the Social Welfare department and Manipur State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights to rescue a 12 years old minor from getting married. A release said that the marriage of the child was fixed today at the residence of the bridegroom somewhere in Thoubal district and the said team rushed to the residen

Fire crackers banned

IMPHAL | Oct 17 The district authority of Imphal East district has banned the use and sale of fire crackers during the celebration of Diwali festival within the jurisdiction of the district with immediate effect. According to an order issued by the deputy commissioner of the district, it said fire cracker should not be used in public places, crowded areas, streets etc., and not to create public nuisance to the general public. Meantime our Moreh correspondent adds that under the supervision of SDPO of Moreh, Lawrence along with 2nd OC, Md. Akbar, a team of Moreh police seized various fire crackers from the town. The action was taken up by
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