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RIMS probes MO “misbehaviour”

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 25 The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences yesterday formed an inquiry committee to probe into the alleged misbehaviour by one Dr Neeta Sinam, MO of Radiotherapy Department RIMS towards the family members of deceased RK Honey. The medical superintendent (MS) of RIMS, Ch Arunkumar Singh said committee has five members drawn from various departments of the institution. According to the MS, the committee must submit the report to him within 10 days after the notification of the order. The MS further said immediately after receiving a complaint from L Rajen Singh, husband of the deceased he enquired about the incident. Refuting the charges that he tried to compromise on the matter, which went viral on social media after one Longjam Tony, nephew of the deceased uploaded the allegations, Arunkumar clarified that none of the members of the Poirei Leimarol Apunba Lup had come to his office chamber to meet him. No attendance record can be found

Biometrics for all secretariat staffs

By Steffi Soibam IMPHAL | May 25 As a result of monitoring and installing CCTV cameras the percentage of employees turning up to their offices before 10 am crossed 50, the Chief Secretary, O Nabakishore Singh said. According to the Chief Secretary, a circular was also issued today to use biometrics for their attendance including additional chief secretaries and other senior officials. “If anyone fails to oblige action will be taken up,” added Nabakishore. On enquiring what kind of action will be taken he replied that the code of conduct of civil servants itself envisages that the punctuality must be ensured. Stating that taking stern action will be too harsh within a short span of time, Nabakishore said, adding his office will monitor their attendance first and will be given chances to improve during that time. Attendance by employees of the old secretariat was being monitored by the Chief Secretary himself on 22 May by sitting next to the biometric device. T

16 MR men held for cop assault

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 25 Police have arrested altogether 16 Manipur Rifles personnel who were allegedly involved in assaulting a Sub Inspector (SI) of Manipur police, after a gap of two years. The 16 personnel were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West, L Langkhanpao, who remanded them to police custody for one day. After the court proceeding was over, the accused were taken out of the court in line. However, without any warning, an infuriated Vandana, who was present at the court premises, punched the face of one of the accused. The victim, SI Arambam Amitabh Singh was assaulted by the MR personnel, who were escorting former Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Th Lokeshwar Singh on May 10 around 10.30 pm near Kangla western gate. Amitabh was returning home after attending a birthday party along with his wife and two children when the incident took place. Following the incident the victim’s wife, Vandana Mutum, lodged a comp

Lt Gen Himalaya recalls Kargil war

IMPHAL | May 25 Lt. General (retd) Konsam Himalaya today delivered a lecture on ‘My experience in Kargil War-Role of the Indian Army’ at Raj Bhavan, Imphal. The lecture programme which was mainly arranged for youths and children was attended by around 200 students from different high schools and higher secondary schools. While giving an introductory speech of the lecture programme, the Governor Najma Heptulla lauded the role played by the Indian army and para-military forces in protecting borders of the country by sacrificing their lives. We should respect our soldiers, she added. Lt. General Himalaya delivered an inspiring and heart touching lecture by mentioning his own experience and power point presentation of Kargil War, 1999. He even highlighted the geographical and historical background of conflict between India and Pakistan. Himalaya said he was the commanding officer of 27th Battalion Rajput Regiment which was one of amongst the battalions of the Kargil War. He r
Our Bureau IMPHAL | May 25 Forests and Environment minister, Th Shyamkumar said the Forest department is collecting around Rs 20-25 lakhs approximately on an average daily basis from all the Forest Beats in the State. He added that, around Rs 2 lakhs approximately on average is collected daily from the Koirengei Forest Beat office. Addressing media persons at his official quarter at Kanglapat today, Shyamkumar said that under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, the department started a drive to collect revenue keeping in mind the department’s targeted revenue collection of Rs 100 crore annually. Hoping that the target can be easily achieved, the minister added that the drive also aims at checking the issues like global warming and deforestation. Shyamkumar informed that the youth volunteers, who were helping the MAHUD department in cleaning the Imphal market areas for the past one month, for the time being are conducting drive at different Forest Beat offi

Lawyers to take Utsav case to bar council

By A Staff Reporter IMPHAL | May 25 A delegation of the All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) comprising of six members will leave Imphal tomorrow for the national capital to apprise the Bar Council of India (BCI) with regards to allegation levelled against AMBA by a Supreme Court lawyer. Speaking to media persons, senior Advocate Khaidem Mani, informed that the delegation (including him) will be led by AMBA general secretary B Supriya Devi. The team will not only take up the matter with the BCI but also convene press conference to clarify before the national media the reality of the situation post allegations levelled by Utsav Singh Bains. Pointing out that the AMBA has refuted the claims made by Utsav Singh Bains, Mani said that the bar council is seriously taking into consideration to file defamatory case against the lawyer for circulating false information. Earlier Utsav, a Supreme Court lawyer assisting the family of late Irom Roger who was shot dead by the son of prese

Born in Manipur, shines in Meghalaya

Secondary exam topper wants to stamp out corruption B Rakesh Sharma IMPHAL | May 25 “I want to change the administrative system of my state to root out corruption from my state. So my aim is to become an IAS officer” said Dimsonjen Vaiphei, the Manipuri girl who topped the Higher Secondary Examination 2017 of Meghalaya in arts stream. She was born as the first child of Ginalalthuam Vaiphei and Dimlalnei Vaiphei of Mualngat Village, Churachandpur district and has two younger brothers. Dimsonjen studied her secondary education at St Anthony Higher Secondary School, Shillong and topped the higher secondary examination of Meghalaya by scoring 88 percent. She passed her HSLC examination in the first division from St Xavier’s School, Moirang. Born in a farmer family Dimsonjen faces various financial problems during her secondary education at Shillong. “Sometimes I did not have money in my hand to buy books and many times I paid the tuition and hostel fees late due

CorCom extends solidarity to Kasmiris

IMPHAL | May 25 Hailing the relentless struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination, the outlawed CorCom, a conglomerate of underground outfits operating in the state has extended solidarity and revolutionary greetings. A release of the publicity committee of the group said the struggle of the Kashmiris will not only inspire the liberation movement of Manipur (Kangleipak) but also give renewed strength for a more intensified onslaught against the colonial forces. It also condemned the atrocities and human rights violation meted out to the Kashmiris by the Indian Occupation Forces (IOF). The release continued that it has now become clearer of the atrocities committed by the Indian state to the people of WESEA region and as well as to the Kasmiris behind the mask of democracy. The Indian state by forcibly occupying Kashmir region wages war to the neighbouring country and also complains about war crimes citing international laws and Geneva Convention
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