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Call for achievement award for culture

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 26
Government should consider lifetime achievement award for the older persons who were involve in art and culture of the state, Naorem Khagendra Singh, vice-chancellor of Manipur University of Culture said addressing the 18th foundation of AMACSU held today at Iboyaima Shumang Lila Shanglen.
Khagendra said Manipur is a rich state in art and culture. Art and culture of the state is a unique performing art. Scholars and intellectuals in the field of arts and culture are becoming older so to extract knowledge from them intellectual seminars, workshops, and awareness programmes should be organised regularly, he added.
Art and culture of Manipur which, once played a big role to represent Manipur in the world is becoming weaker. To make it stronger the new government should take initiatives for necessary steps, Khagendra appealed.
Ph Gunachandra Sharma, lifetime president of Manipur State Sumang Lila Council further said with the

Boy arrested for sexual assault

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 26
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 is identified as 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 police and admitted to have committed the crime during preliminary interrogation.
Medical examination conducted on the minor boy confirmed that he was sexually assaulted.
The accused was produced before the Special Judge POCSO, Imphal West. He was remanded to police custody for five days by the court.

Cleanliness drive launched at Kekrupat

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 26
Cleanliness drive programme held at Kekrupat by All Manipur Film Makers’ And Producers’ Association (AMFIMPA) today.
The cleanliness drive was organised as part of the 3rd Actors’ Talent Hunt Programme entitled “Future Actor-2017” which would be held on June 2 at Manipur State Development Society (MSFDS), Palace compound, Imphal.
Speaking to the media, president of AMFIMPA, Ksh Kishorkumar said they launched the drive as a part of the 16th The Great June Uprising day programme to remember the 18 martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the agitation on June 18, 2001. Executive members of AMFIMPA and 47 participants including 27 girls and 19 boys took part in the drive.

Startup Weekend 2.0 kicks off

By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 26
For the second time in Manipur, Startup Weekend have started today at Nibiaa Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, Singjamei near Supermarket. The event is jointly organised by three startup companies in Manipur namely Nibiaa Consultancy, Basic Platform (basicP) and Uchan.
During the inauguration Rajesh Keisham, chairman and managing director of the Sui Generis Inc, CC Tea and Romikanta Pheiroijam, managing director of ILand Nissan Manipur shared their entrepreneurship journey.
The objective of this entrepreneurship programme is to build a startup ecosystem in Manipur and to generate more job creators rather than job seekers. Altogether 50 individuals have registered for the workshop.
The first day of the workshop was saw pitching in business ideas and selecting top ten and the selected teams will start working out to execute their ideas.
The second day will be introduction and assistance by experts and mentors from various domains a

Watermelon festival kicks off in Bishnupur

From Our Correspondent
BISHNUPUR | May 26
A five day watermelon festival commenced yesterday at Sunisuphai Market shed, jointly organised by Farmers Club Sunushiphai and Ideal Mother's Association.
Today, the festival was attended by Moirnagthem Ibocha, pradhan of Phubala Gram Panchayat, Thokchom Nimai, up-pradhan of Thinungei Gram Panchayat, Oinam Joy, pradhan of Thinungei Gram Panchayat and N.Nandeshor, social worker.
Meanwhile, L Shyamkumar, president of Farmers Club Sunushiphai stated in the gathering that the local name of watermelon has been named as ‘Eru Etham Hei’ and further stated that soil test will be done for cultivation of watermelon effectively from this year onwards.

Community based training by ASHA

From Our Correspondent
THOUBAL | May 26
One day training of ASHAs on Community Based Distribution of Misoprostol for prevention of Post-Partum Haemorrhage was held today at Conference Hall of District Health Society Thoubal and 30 ASHAs and its facilitators were attended in the training programme.
The inaugural function was attended by Dr Kh Usha Devi, consultant, Reproductive Child Health, NHM, Manipur as chief guest, Ch Basanta Singh, DPM, DHS, Thoubal as president and W Imo Singh, state community mobiliser, NHM, Manipur as guest of honour and Dr N Homendro Singh, medical officer (in-charge) PHC, Nongpok Sekmai and Dr H Manimohon Singh, medical officer, PHC Lilong were the resource persons.
Ch Basanta Singh highlighted about the importance organising the training programme, and Dr Kh Usha Devi explained about the basic information about the Misoprostol and do's and don'ts about distribution Misoprostol for prevention of post-partum Harmorrhage.
The program

Employment exchange registration increases

IMPHAL May 26
Registration at the Employment Exchanges in Manipur recorded all round upwards trend in December, 2016 as compared with those of the previous month. A press release issued by the Additional Director of Employment, Manipur, Bijoy Singh states that 13,048 applicants including 5,484 were registered in the December, 2016. In the previous month, 619 applicants got themselves registered.
The highest registration was recorded in Thoubal district at 5,287 while lowest employment registration was recorded in Ukhrul district at 69. 208 vacancies of State Govt. establishments were notified in December, 2016 as against 44 vacancy notification in the previous month.

JNIMS invites fresh applications for PG seats

IMPHAL | May 26
Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat has notified for fresh applications from intending eligible candidates for filling up of the vacant PG seats in the institute. The vacant posts stated in notification are, MD Anatomy, MD Biochemistry, MD Forensic Medicine, MD Microbiology, MD Pharmacology and MD Physiology, and further stated that the applications should reach the office of the director, JNIMS, by 4 pm of May 29 and mop up round of counselling will be held on May 30 at 11 am in the council room of the institute.

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