Achievements of Manipur Forest Department during 2012-2013 – E-Pao.net

Achievements of Manipur Forest Department during 2012-2013E-Pao.netAchievements of Manipur Forest Department during 2012-2013 – Part 4 -. A.K. Rana *. Bamboo Plantation at Khumji Tamenglong District. 11. FOREST DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE PLAN S…

Achievements of Manipur Forest Department during 2012-2013
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Achievements of Manipur Forest Department during 2012-2013 – Part 4 -. A.K. Rana *. Bamboo Plantation at Khumji Tamenglong District. 11. FOREST DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE PLAN SCHEMES OF THE DEPARTMENT: a) NATIONAL 

Lei-Ingkhol Cannot be Defended

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Lei-Ingkhol Cannot be Defended Lei-Ingkhol Knba Ngamloidoureh CPDM Press Statement 16th June 2013 ENGLISH: Lei-Ingkhol will be destroyed in the name of Capital Project. The contractors are the rulers; the contradiction between contractors’ project and human rights has become clearer. … Continue reading

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Lei-Ingkhol Cannot be Defended
Lei-Ingkhol Knba Ngamloidoureh

CPDM Press Statement
16th June 2013

ENGLISH: Lei-Ingkhol will be destroyed in the name of Capital Project. The contractors are the rulers; the contradiction between contractors’ project and human rights has become clearer. Yesterday, 15th June 2013, a team of the civil servants of the Government of Manipur had intruded at Lei-Ingkhol with five truckloads of police. It seems the government of Manipur had lost democratic legitimacy; widespread tendency of using muscle power on several issues has been exposed once again in Lei-Ingkhol. How long will it be militantly ruled? In the name of combing operation they had everyone to remain indoors and had forced surveyed every house. Some of them had verbally intimated that eviction order would be issued by 28 June and that everyone must vacate the village by 5 July. Since 2005 till date the government had not spelt out anything about better compensation and rehabilitation packages to the villagers. There hasn’t been any democratic process to come to a consensus with the villagers to be affected by the Capital Project. As a result of bribing few handpicked which had played divisive role among the villagers, and on the other had due to threat at gun point by the police, the residents had developed fear to the extent of unwilling to release a press statement to defend the village. There hasn’t been any open support to the cause of the villagers from the Wangkhei Assembly Constituency MLA Y. Irabot. Yesterday itself, the preexisting Joint Action Committee was dissolved, and a committee to demand alternative arrangement was form with electoral politician Okram Henry, a nephew of Chief Minister Ibobi, as advisor. To what extent will Okram Henry with his contractor background be able to extend full sincerity and consistent commitment? Having observed the post displacement situation of Yaifa Leikai, Loktak Fishers, Mapithel Dam, Khuga Dam, Kabo Leikai, etc, it is doubtful that the Lei-Ingkhol villagers would be provided a better alternative arrangement. Since the villagers are disunited wholehearted support of Civil Society Organisations is also doubtful. How far the leaders of the committee constituted yesterday would be able to withstand on the basis of correct ideology, practical tactics and full commitment remains a question. There are possibilities that a few will get opportunity at the const of the destructions of the livelihood of the rest. Under such circumstances the contractors, bureaucrats and police had constituted a flank and suppress democratic voices. It has become very clear that there is project versus rights under the colonial Land Acquisition Act 1894. It has become certain that to serve the vested interest of the contractors, in the name of construction of bureaucratic quarters, under the protection of the police Lei-Ingkhol will be destroyed. Ideologically and psychologically subjected, being disunited and feared; the villagers of the livelihood of the Lei-Inkhgol villagers will be uprooted without proper compensation and rehabilitation. What can be done when the revolutionary movement has been deliberately delayed?

MANIPURI: Capital Project ki mingda Lei- Ingkhol thugairagani. Thikadar gi leingakni; thikadargi project amasung meeyoibagi rights anigi muknaba henna mayek senglakle. Ngarang, 15th June 2013, Manipur government ki civil servant khutpa amana police gari mapot mangaga loinana Lei-Ingkhol da thomjinkhareh. Manipur government ki democratic legitimacy loikhra malle; wafam kayada muscle power sijinnabagi thouong pak sanna chattharakpa lei ingkholdasu mamee tareh. Kayam kuina nongmeina leingakkani? Combing operation gi mingda khunmee khuding mayum mayumda hoijillaga yum khuding changduna survey toukhre. June 28 faobada eviction order thokkani, July 5 faobagi manungda yum honggadabani haina chinhaida kihallambasu leikhi. Khunmeesingda henna khodongchaba compensation amasung rehabilitation gi wafamdi 2005 tagi ngasifaoba sarkarna chin kaangba leitri. Capital Project saabada sokkadouriba khunmeesingga yasinnaba ama purakpagi democratic process amasu leitri. Khutchabi meeyoi khujok amada selgi khoichak thaduna khunmeesing lingjel mannahandaba, aduga nakal amaromdana police na nongmei chingdolda kihallamba maramna khunmeesingdi hwjik khun sokpa yaroi haina press note thokpa faoba kiduna leiri. Wangkhei Assembly Constituency gi MLA Y. Irabot ki makeidagi ngasifaoba khun asigidamak fongna pambom tingduna khunmeesingga loinana khongjang changminnabagi wafamsu leitri. Ngarang asimak hannagi JAC adu muthatlaga alternative arrangement demand toubagi committee ama vote leppa Okram Henri, CM Ibobigi macha thokpa, bu advisor oina haptuna semkhre. Thikadar da yumfam oiba Okram Henri na kadai faoba thamoi sengna amasung lengdana katthokpa ngamgadra? Yaifa leikaigi, Loktakki ngamisinggi, mapithel dam gi, khuga dam gi, Kabo leikaigi, asinachingba fivam yengluraga lei-ingkholgi khunmeesinggi henna natei chaba alternative arrangement ama fanggani haibagi thajabasu leite. Khunmeesingna lingjel mannadrabadi Civil Society Organisation singna fongna eechang thouna pambom tingbagi maramsu leiroidouri. Ngarang semkhriba committee asigi luchingbasingna kadaifao wakhallon sengna maikei chumna katthokpa ama yaona khun asigi mairong yadourino haiba asisu wahang ama oiri. Mayamgi mingda kharana kannaba louraga ateina yumlei keirei kang khong chaiba yabagi fivamsu leiri. Fivam asida thikadar, bureaucrat amasung police khutpu ama oiraga democratic voice namthareh. Loilam leingakki Land Acquisition Act 1894 gi marumda project versus rights mayek sengle. Bureaucrat singgi quarter sabagi mingda sendong taanba thikadarsinggi sarouda, police na pambom tingduna Lei-Ingkhol thugaiba soidre. Wakhallon thammairaba, lingjel mannadraba amasung akibana thumhatlaba khunmeesing natei chaba compensation amasung rehabilitation fangdana kang khong chaigadouri. Yaol khongjangdi namduna thinthahallabanina karidi oopai leiribage? ]

Sd/-
Dr. Malem Ningthouja
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

Note: * Lei-Ingkhol Village is Village No 8 Mantripukhri, Sheet No 2, Tahsil- Imphal East, Manipur. In May 2012 the village was inhabited by 610 persons (291 men and 319 women) who are organised into 116 families. Most of the head of the families are wage labourers. There are 90 wage labourers (63 men and 27 women) who worked in unorganised sectors on daily or workload contract basis such as coal tar workers, road mending, bricks farms, stone collector in quarry, etc. There are 24 government employees (from 20 families), mostly under Grade III (8 persons) and Grade IV (16 persons) pay scale. 20 persons are involved in marginal business such as Small Scale Retail Shop (including pan dukan; 10 persons), vendour/ Potfam (3 women), tea stall (4 women) and one firewood seller. There are 186 students who are mostly enrolled in government schools which are in most degenerative conditions. There are 35 BPL card holders and 22 Annapurna Yojna card holders. For social activity we had a Baptist church, two petty community temples, two small ponds, two small playgrounds, a single room office constructed by MLA, an incomplete community centre constructed by a contractor, a women meira paibi organisation and a religious committee.

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NECEER Green Volunteership Programme: Winter 2013-14

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NECEER Green Volunteership Programme: Winter 2013-14 BE A GREEN VOLUNTEER There is no better way to be green than by getting out in nature and getting your hands dirty through volunteering. You can make difference Spend either a holiday with … Continue reading

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NECEER Green Volunteership Programme: Winter 2013-14

BE A GREEN VOLUNTEER
There is no better way to be green than by getting out in nature and
getting your hands dirty through volunteering.
You can make difference
Spend either a holiday with a difference or a longer period – for students, professionals, retirees and those with and without work experience.

BE A GREEN VOLUNTEER

BE A GREEN VOLUNTEER

Choose the most suitable volunteership programme to match your interests and abilities and become a green volunteer.
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3rd Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur 2014 (January 2014) and
other green activities in December 2013 and January 2014
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NATURE CAMP I GREEN HEALTH CAMP I TEACH GREEN
Doctors, teachers, foresters, engineers, students and nature enthusiasts
are welcome to join the volunteership programme

Be part of the environmental movement of Manipur
Register at www.neceer.org.in
North East Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER), Imphal
www.neceer.org.in

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Press release: Blooming Manipur – KanglaOnline

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Press release: Blooming Manipur

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We at the Blooming Manipur would like to share our sincere appreciation to the many who are following our activities in general and extending their precious moral support in particular. We believe that social transformation of our landscapes into beautiful … Continue reading

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We at the Blooming Manipur would like to share our sincere appreciation to the many who are following our activities in general and extending their precious moral support in particular. We believe that social transformation of our landscapes into beautiful places of pride and to imbibe the vital sense of belongingness can be one the important basis of developing Manipur. The formation of Blooming Moirang and the role it had played in involving the local community and planting beautiful flowers and trees at the historic Thoibi Awun Keithel is a progressive step that can generate an encouraging trend across the state. We are glad to hear that progressive sections of Thoubal, Kakching and Kangpokpi had expressed an interest to initiate similar activism and transform their respective Keithels into beautiful markets.

Press release: Blooming Manipur

Press release: Blooming Manipur

It was a privilege and a big encouragement that we had the opportunity to work with Kangla Facebook Group , Imphal Municipality Council, European Manipuri Association, Manipur Times, Manipur Photography Club, Blooming Moirang, Manipur Cycle Club and all those individuals who had supported in the initiative to transform the precious Ima Keithel into a beautiful living heritage.

Press release: Blooming Manipur

Press release: Blooming Manipur

Today Blooming Manipur activists are proud to have played a role for our ‘Ima Keithel’ to bloom with many beautiful flowers and our indigenous Urung Trees. We are grateful to the role played by the Chairperson of Imphal Municipality Council and the individual role of Ima Hajarimayum Radharani who took care of the blooming flowers next to her potpham. We are hopeful that the recent minimum achievement in making Ima Keithel a poster free area would have had some impact on creating an awareness and lead to many more initiatives in making the Keithel, a litter / garbage free area in the days to come.
We wish to share our request to the Imphal Municipality and responsible authorities, the kind public and hardworking womenfolk of the Keithel to bring about the much needed transformation that this historic market richly deserved and help set an amazing trend across our land.

Press release: Blooming Manipur

Press release: Blooming Manipur

A Blooming Manipur that would be the pride for generations to come by.

Elangbam Bishwajeet
Co-ordinator
Blooming Manipur

https://www.facebook.com/BloomingManipur

Dated: 15th June 2013

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Open Letter to the MPs of NorthEast India

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OPEN LETTER TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM NORTHEAST INDIAN STATES TO BRING IMMEDIATE JUSTICE FOR REIGPHAMY AWUNSHI & OTHER VICTIMS FROM THE NORTHEAST INDIA… To: Inner and Outer constituency MP of Manipur. CC: Home Minister; MPs of Arunachal … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM NORTHEAST INDIAN STATES TO BRING IMMEDIATE JUSTICE FOR REIGPHAMY AWUNSHI & OTHER VICTIMS FROM THE NORTHEAST INDIA…

To: Inner and Outer constituency MP of Manipur.
CC: Home Minister; MPs of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

Subject: Bring immediate justice to Reigphamy Awunshi and other victims from the NorthEast India.

Respected Sir/ Madam,

We the undersigned would like to bring to your attention some very serious concerns relating to recent tragic death of Reigphamy Awunshi.

We strongly believe that the circumstances that lead to the death of the beautiful daughter of Ukhrul and many insensitive and humiliating incidences following the death are a result of many attitudes and attributes that has been formed through the years.

Sir/ Madam, it is great pain to that many of her loving friends and well wishers have to fight to even register a FIR. Worse is the investigating police officer had total disregard and disrespect even for the death that we were told that we are spa working people and it was reason for such incidences of ‘death’ happens.

We wonder how in the face of such attitude which has strong humiliating and degrading attitude towards the people of NorthEast India, Reignphamy Awungshi can even have a unbiased investigation leave alone justice.

Many of us believe there are very strong evidences of homicidal signs and even possibility of sexual assault leading to the death.

Sir/ Madam, we believe one of most important factor that have lead to these ever increasing of negative attitude towards us, that even disrespect us in death is the absence of voices and solidarity of our own people.

We are deeply hurt and angry that our leaders seem to have left us and ignored us during such challenging and tragic times especially aggravated by a biased investigation and non-coverage by the many institution because of our racial origin.

We wish to request you to please exercise your full responsibility and power bestowed by the people who have elected yourself as leaders and make strong initiatives and actions to bring about justice to Reigamphy Awangshi and take punitive actions against those officials and professionals who have made skewed opinions and decision heavily affected by our racial origin.

We would like you to please take notice of the continuing coverage or wilfully undercoveraged in the national media of many such tragic incidences involving people from our north eastern region, which we believe is because of racial prejudice.

We would like to summarise to please share your words of condolences and help Awungshi and help prevent the fate that poor Awungshi have to experience even in death.

We urge to acknowledge the presence of the dangerous racial stereotyping and prejudice that have not only dehumanise and degraded the life of many but also cause many physical and emotional trauma and even have lead to death .

We would be very grateful to you if you Sir/ Madam could exercise your responsibility and power and held those heinous people accountable and herald a new glorious moment in the history of humanity of Manipur and in NorthEast India in general.

Members of Parliament should make significant steps to bring immediate justice to many victims like Reingamphy awungshi and seriously deal with prejudice that have allowed these crimes to happened and then become a huge obstacles towards justice including even toward registering a FIR and manipulation of forensic study.

Thanking you,

A Justice4Richard Initiative
(http://change.org/reingamphi)

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Third front will be detrimental to the well being of the country

Third front will emerge. That’s definite. Real challenge Congress will face will be in tackling the growing strength of third front. The nation will suffer if third front comes to power at the centre. Instability will be the hallmark of the administration. What we saw during Chandrasekhar regime in the past when India mortgaged even […]

Third front will emerge. That’s definite. Real challenge Congress will face will be in tackling the growing strength of third front. The nation will suffer if third front comes to power at the centre. Instability will be the hallmark of the administration. What we saw during Chandrasekhar regime in the past when India mortgaged even gold to buy American dollar may be repeated. The foreign exchange reserve was almost nil. It went down below 4000 crore, which was fit for buying one week’s food for one billion people. There will be internal bickering among the parties. Like the demons devouring everything they can lay hands on the country’s wealth will end up being shared by cronies. If that is the change 2014 Lok Sabha elections want to bring, why should voters waste precious time and energy analysing the merits and demerits of the political parties. Two party systems does wonderful job in the largest democracy of the world America. It is also doing well in UK. Congress led UPA confronting with BJP led NDA is far better than the addition of another front. Then there is Left Front, which cannot ally with any of these groups. Remember too many cooks spoil the broth. India is a sub continent. It requires a powerful Government at the centre to keep all united. The Government at the centre cannot be kept under the mercy of the Chief Ministers spread across the country. That will set a bad precedent. What is happening in BJP also sounds funny. Chief Minister of a state leading the campaign committee setting aside other central leaders of the party, does not it reflect the ever dwindling image of the party? Yes after the election Modi can be projected as Prime Minister of the party in the event of BJP sweeping the polls. That’s an ominous start. His projection has paved way for mushrooming of another front, which was unheard of one week back. Amazingly Modi does not realise the harm he is doing to his party. If he quits the post, NDA will remain intact and the possibility of third raising its head is ruled out. In the recent past when the union railway minister Trivedi was removed on complaint by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee, who is boss of party it sounded incongruity with the policy of the UPA. Federal forum envisaged by these Chief Ministers will break pan India character. Crushing this federal forum should be taken up as a strong challenge both by Congress, BJP and the Left Front.

FCI appeals to make aware of public distribution system

There is always gap between the Food Corporation of India and the people of Manipur in regards to the public distribution system. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) allocates the required food grains like rice, wheat, sugar etc in good quality enough for the people of Manipur monthly. People living in far flung areas of […]

There is always gap between the Food Corporation of India and the people of Manipur in regards to the public distribution system. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) allocates the required food grains like rice, wheat, sugar etc in good quality enough for the people of Manipur monthly. People living in far flung areas of Manipur have not aware of what the Food Corporation of India under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is doing for them.
Construction works of FCI godown in Manipur have been delayed due to non-finalisation of land by the State Government for over two years. The FCI has already proposed to construct 10000 MT capacity godown at Sawombung in Imphal East, 5000 MT at Bishnupur, 2500 MT at Chandel, 5000 MT at Tamenglong, 10000 MT at Jiribam and 2500 MT at Thoubal for storage of sufficient essential commodities for the people. Out of the two constructions at Senapati (5000 MT) and Churachandpur(2500 MT), the godown at Senapati has been completed.
Existing godowns at Sangaiprou (13090 MT), Ukhrul (5000 MT), Jiribam (5000 MT) and Koirengei on hiring (7000 MT) are not sufficient to meet the stock of the whole population of Manipur.
Due to non-finalisation of land for construction of godowns in Manipur, the FCI has recently taken decision for construction of godowns under Private Entrepreneur Guarantee (PEG) scheme.
At present, the FCI allocates 7887 MT rice and 1106 MT wheat and 1470 MT sugar every month to the State Government for the people of Manipur. It is not known whether it has been reached to the beneficiaries or not. There is no any designated fair price shops in Manipur which are regularly distributing these essential items to the people. As per record, there are 2465 fair price shops in Manipur.
The FCI has appealed to the people of Manipur to make aware of the public distribution system of the Central Government by going through its concerned websites and contacting the Department of Food and Consumer Affairs, Government of Manipur and the Deputy Commissioners concerned regularly.
As per an order issued by the Union Ministry of Consumer, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India on October 10 last year for constitution of State/Union Territory level Consultative Committees for the Food Corporation of India to protect the interests of the producers as well as the consumers and to advice the Food Corporation of India on various matters relating to procurement, storage and distribution of food grains; the State Level Consultative Committee of FCI for the state of Manipur was constituted with Shri Thangso Baite, Member of Parliament as Chairman.
The State Consultative Committee will soon visit the Fair Price Shops in Manipur to inspect the distribution of food grains in good quality or not as decided in a meeting held at Imphal recently.said Huidrom Nabakumar Singh, Member, Consultative Committee of FCI for Manipur.

Abstract of the book-Tintong Haokip, Laijangpa by Vumkhoneh Haokip

MNS: Son of Limhel Haokip, Tintong Haokip was born on 1872 at Lamlap village,Tamenglong District of Manipur. When he was only 25 years old he established a village called Laijang ( now re- named as Tamenglong Town) and became a great chief of the region. The imposition of the colonial rule and forced raise of […]

MNS: Son of Limhel Haokip, Tintong Haokip was born on 1872 at Lamlap village,Tamenglong District of Manipur. When he was only 25 years old he established a village called Laijang ( now re- named as Tamenglong Town) and became a great chief of the region.
The imposition of the colonial rule and forced raise of labour corps by the then British Government forced Tintong Haokip and Kukis to take up arms in the defence of their rights and land.
In the Kukis chiefs Meeting at Jampi village (March 1917) Tintong was appointed as Commander in chief and Enjakhup Kholhou Deputy Commander of the Kuki army.
Tintong and Enjakhup raised and trained Kuki sepoys in different villages of Manipur,Nagaland and Assam to fight against the mighty British by using their self made Muzzle loading gun and laying different deadly traps in the jungles of Manipur during 1917-1919.
A Meitei man Chinga kham Sanachauba Singh and his followers were collaborator with the Kukis in burning down the the Ithai forest station in 21st December 1917.
The war between Kukis and British was so intense that Robert reid,the then Governor of Assam termed it as”the most serious event in the history of Manipur”.
According to L.W Shakespears 86 Kuki villages were burnt down,112 villages surrendered and 15 villages were abandoned and
altogether 1570 guns were captured from the Kukis of Manipur and
Burma.On the British side 80 sepoys,2 British officers and 28 Assam Rifles were killed by the Kuki sepoys.And 18 Government rest houses were also burnt down by the Kukis.About 478 persons died from different injuries and infections. Tintong’s own village Laijang was also burnt down and 28 of his villager and sepoys killed by the British troop in the battle of Laijang.
Tintong was later captured and imprisoned in Imphal, Kohima and Sadiya(Assam) jails by the British Government.
On his released from Sadiya jail Tintong settled at a village
called Saioh which is about 35 Kms from Imphal in the Imphal- Jiibam road.There he died in the year 1939 and was buried in simple Kuki Traditional way.
A village named after him”Tintong Laijang” has been established at Imphal-Jiribam Road and his Grandson Doumang Haokip took chiefship of the village.
Recently an autonomous District Council(ADC) Constituency has been also opened after the village which is called “Tintong Laijang constituency” in the, Senapati Dristict of Manipur.

Campaign launched to seek justice for Richard, Awungshi

MNS:- Over 1150 people covering all section of communities of NorthEast India have signed for submission to the elected Members of Parliament to make significant steps to bring immediate justice to many victims like Reingamphy Awungshi and Richard Loitam and seriously deal with prejudice that have allowed these crimes to happened and then become a […]

MNS:- Over 1150 people covering all section of communities of NorthEast India have signed for submission to the elected Members of Parliament to make significant steps to bring immediate justice to many victims like Reingamphy Awungshi and Richard Loitam and seriously deal with prejudice that have allowed these crimes to happened and then become a huge obstacles towards justice including even toward registering a FIR and manipulation of forensic study.
The letter says, “We the undersigned would like to bring to your attention some very serious concerns relating to recent tragic death of Reigphamy Awunshi.
We strongly believe that the circumstances that lead to the death of the beautiful daughter of Ukhrul and many insensitive and humiliating incidences following the death are a result of many attitudes and attributes that has been formed through the years.
Sir/ Madam, it is great pain to that many of her loving friends and well wishers have to fight to even register a FIR. Worse is the investigating police officer had total disregard and disrespect even for the death that we were told that we are spa working people and it was reason for such incidences of ‘death’ happens.
We wonder how in the face of such attitude which has strong humiliating and degrading attitude towards the people of NorthEast India, Reignphamy Awungshi can even have a unbiased investigation leave alone justice.
Many of us believe there are very strong evidences of homicidal signs and even possibility of sexual assault leading to the death.
Sir/ Madam, we believe one of most important factor that have lead to these ever increasing of negative attitude towards us, that even disrespect us in death is the absence of voices and solidarity of our own people.
We are deeply hurt and angry that our leaders seem to have left us and ignored us during such challenging and tragic times especially aggravated by a biased investigation and non-coverage by the many institution because of our racial origin.
We wish to request you to please exercise your full responsibility and power bestowed by the people who have elected yourself as leaders and make strong initiatives and actions to bring about justice to Reigamphy Awangshi and take punitive actions against those officials and professionals who have made skewed opinions and decision heavily affected by our racial origin.We would like you to please take notice of the continuing coverage or wilfully undercoveraged in the national media of many such tragic incidences involving people from our north eastern region, which we believe is because of racial prejudice.
We would like to summarise to please share your words of condolences and help Awungshi and help prevent the fate that poor Awungshi have to experience even in death.We urge to acknowledge the presence of the dangerous racial stereotyping and prejudice that have not only dehumanise and degraded the life of many but also cause many physical and emotional trauma and even have lead to death .
We would be very grateful to you if you Sir/ Madam could exercise your responsibility and power and held those heinous people accountable and herald a new glorious moment in the history of humanity of Manipur and in NorthEast India in general.
Members of Parliament should make significant steps to bring immediate justice to many victims like Reingamphy awungshi and seriously deal with prejudice that have allowed these crimes to happened and then become a huge obstacles towards justice including even toward registering a FIR and manipulation of forensic study. A Justice4Richard Initiative
(http://change.org/reingamphi)”

Mt Everest Summiteers honoured

Mail News Service Imphal, June 15 : : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam today gave cash award of Rs 10 lakhs each to all those who climbed Mt Everest and team leader. Chief Minister, O Ibobi said Sport is a major strength of Manipur. Our boys and girls have excelled […]

Mount Everest expedition team felicitated by C.M

Mount Everest expedition team felicitated by C.M

Mail News Service
Imphal, June 15 : : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam today gave cash award of Rs 10 lakhs each to all those who climbed Mt Everest and team leader. Chief Minister, O Ibobi said Sport is a major strength of Manipur. Our boys and girls have excelled in many fields of sports and have brought laurels and medals. They have made our Country and State proud. We must nurture the talents of our youths.
The 1st North East India Expedition to Mount Everest – 2013 was sponsored by the North Eastern Council and organised by Manipur Mountaineering & Trekking Association and supported by Planning Department. Shri D.S Poonia, Chief Secretary, Manipur was the Chef De Mission of the Expedition.
The Expedition Team has made several records. We have the youngest summiteer from North East India, Shri Chingkheinganba Meitei, the 16 years old boy from Manipur. He broke the record of being the youngest summiteer of India on 18th May 2013. His record was only later broken by climbers from Himachal Pradesh on 21st May 2013.
He congratulated W Bidyapati Devi, first Women Summiteer of Manipur. He congratulated Puyamcha Mohon, Summiteer and Deputy Leader of the Expedition. Among the Team members, Ms Wanshuk Myrthong from Meghalaya is the first woman to scale the Mount Everest. Shri Tarun Saikia from Assam and Shri David Zohmangaiha are the first Summiteers of Assam and Mizoram respectively. Ms Anshu Jamsenpa , who is a mother of two children from Arunachal has created history by being the first mother to have successfully scaled the Mount Everest, thrice. He congratulated the entire Team and Team Leader Dr L Surjit.
He extended gratitude to the Sherpas, whose guidance and contribution to the success of the expedition was vital. They have guided and taken care of our youths and brought them back home safe.
In recognition of the extra ordinary achievements of these brave people and the honour and pride, which they have brought to our State, the state Government has decided to give them financial awards. He awarded Rs10 lakhs to each summiteer and Team leader and Rs2 lakhs to each member from Manipur of 1st NE Expedition to Mount Everest 2013 as a token of acknowledgement for your achievements. Rs10 lakhs cash award is also given to Ph. Bidyachandra Singh and Chirom Shangkar Singh, summiteers of NCC cadets from Manipur, who were part of First NCC Expedition to Mount Everest 2013 organised by National Cadets Corps.
Rs 10 lakhs cash award is also given to Suraj Singh Nongmaithem, the first summiteer of Manipur, who was a member of Sikkim Amateurs Mountaineering Association (SAMA) Mount Everest Expedition- 2008.
Minister DoNER has agreed in principle to consider a proposal of Manipur Mountaineering & Trekking Association for establishing a Regional Institute of Adventure at Lamdan. State government will extend all support required from the state Government for funding the project from Ministry of DoNER/ NEC. I am happy to announce that State Government has also agreed to enhance annual grant to MMTA from Rs7 lakhs to Rs10 lakhs.

Arms, ammunitions recovered

IMPHAL, June 15 NNN:  Security forces today seized huge cache of arms and ammunition from a location in the village of Sinam Kom Sanjenlok in Imphal East district, Manipur besides nabbing one militant belonging to the Kuki National Front (KNF-N), who was involved in the recent killing of  a KNF (P) cadre and the bomb […]

IMPHAL, June 15 NNN:  Security forces today seized huge cache of arms and ammunition from a location in the village of Sinam Kom Sanjenlok in Imphal East district, Manipur besides nabbing one militant belonging to the Kuki National Front (KNF-N), who was involved in the recent killing of  a KNF (P) cadre and the bomb attack on the residence of the IFCD minister, during a separate operation.
Displaying the seized weapons and the arrested militants at his office before the media, the district Superintendent of Police Kamei Angam Romanus said that the large quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered while chasing two suspected militants around 8 am in the village of Sinam Kom Sanjenlok.
The operation was conducted by a joined team of the district police commandos and a column of 16 Assam Rifles posted at Sagolmang under his supervision, he said.
He said that the suspected militants were pursued by the combined security team, but they managed to flee from the site and then the security forces unearthed the weapons during an extensive search carried out in the village.
The seized weapons include four lethod (shells), one number each of 7.65 mm, 0.22 mm and 9 mm pistol with one magazine each, two number each of new and old magazines of M-16, three magazines of 7.65 mm pistol, 112 live rounds of AK rifles, six live rounds of 0.22 mm, 10 live rounds of 9 mm and one live round of WRA 53, 85 empty cases of SLR ammunition, 10 5.56 mm, 21 7.62 mm, four empty cases of 9 mm, seven empty cases of WRA 53, 100 9 mm bullets and one Carbine with one magazine.
Romanus added that further in a separate operation carried by the district police commandos, one Kuki National Front (N) militant was arrested in Kongpal Khongkham Leikai at 11:30 am.
Identifying the arrested as self styled pvt Letginhao Haokip, 28, a resident of Moreh Tinnumunjang, the SP further claimed that Haokip was involved in the killing of one self-styled camp commander Seipao from KNF (P) group on May 23 at Sapermeina.
He added that Haokip was   also involved in the grenade attack that took place at the residence of IFCD minister Ngamthang Haokip in Chasad Avenue here on April 26.

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IMPHAL, June 15 NNN : The Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) while countering the Assam Rifles’ version that the latter was the one that had seized the huge consignment of liquor on June 13 along the Imphal-Ukhrul road, has said that the claim made by the Assam Rifles was totally wrong. The apex body of Tangkhul […]

IMPHAL, June 15 NNN : The Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) while countering the Assam Rifles’ version that the latter was the one that had seized the huge consignment of liquor on June 13 along the Imphal-Ukhrul road, has said that the claim made by the Assam Rifles was totally wrong.
The apex body of Tangkhul students said volunteers of TKS in collaboratiion with other civil organisations have been on drive against drugs and other intoxicants from being transported to Ukhrul district. “On the fateful day (June 13), the volunteers of TKS and the civil organisations were checking at Lambui area when they stopped two vehicles and found the vehicles loaded with liquor in huge quantity. The volunteers were interrogating the occupants of the vehicles when the Assam Rifles personnel and snatched the liquor and had taken away towards Ukhrul,” alleged the TKS while adding, “On learning about the incident, large number of people from the frontal organisations conglomerated in the Hundung area and intercepted the vehicles carrying liquor.” According to the TKS, the people then set the vehicles loaded with liquor on fire.
The TKS then alleged that deputy commissioner of Ukhrul R Sudan had even asked the volunteers of the civil bodies at Lambui area as to what authority they had that they were stopping vehicles and checking. The Tangkhul students’ body expressed its unhappiness over the attitude of the deputy commissioner who even took photos of the volunteers by himself in his own camera and went away. “Since the concerned authority are not living upto the expectation we have no other option but to carry out drive against liquor,” quipped the TKS.

Frisking Ministers CISF DIG meets CM

In the aftermath of the controversy over Central Industrial Security Force CISF personnel posted at CM’s Secretariat trying to frisk some Cabinet Ministers recently, Deputy Inspector General DIG of CISF Nanda Gopal Gupta arrived at Imphal yesterday…

In the aftermath of the controversy over Central Industrial Security Force CISF personnel posted at CM’s Secretariat trying to frisk some Cabinet Ministers recently, Deputy Inspector General DIG of CISF Nanda Gopal Gupta arrived at Imphal yesterday to take stock of the incidents Source Hueiyen News Service

ILP sitins held at various places

Various clubs and organizations held sit ins at different places demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit ILP System in the State Source Hueiyen News Service

Various clubs and organizations held sit ins at different places demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit ILP System in the State Source Hueiyen News Service

Six State Everesters given Rs 10 lakh each

The jubilant nine members from the State, who were in the Ist NE India Top of the World Mt Everest Expedition organized by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association MMTA under the sponsorship of North East Council, were given a hearty reception…

The jubilant nine members from the State, who were in the Ist NE India Top of the World Mt Everest Expedition organized by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association MMTA under the sponsorship of North East Council, were given a hearty reception at Khuman Lampak Bal Bhawan here today Source Hueiyen News Service

Meritorious Lilong students feted

The meritorious students of Lilong Constituency were felicitated by Meritorious Students’ Award Association, Lilong in a function held at Tairel Makhong LP Madrasa today Source Hueiyen News Service

The meritorious students of Lilong Constituency were felicitated by Meritorious Students’ Award Association, Lilong in a function held at Tairel Makhong LP Madrasa today Source Hueiyen News Service

FCI appeals State denizens on PDS awareness

Expressing concern over the existing gap between the Food Corporation of India FCI and the people of Manipur in regards to the public distribution system, the FCI has appealed to the people of the State to be aware of the public distribution system o…

Expressing concern over the existing gap between the Food Corporation of India FCI and the people of Manipur in regards to the public distribution system, the FCI has appealed to the people of the State to be aware of the public distribution system of the Central Government by going through its concerned websites and contacting the Department of Food and Consumer Affairs, Government of Manipur and the Deputy Commissioners concerned regularly Source The Sangai Express

DESAM for a viable policy on admission

Taking into account of students thronging the Government Higher Secondary School in the state capital and district headquarters for admission, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur DESAM has proposed to the Education Department and the Education M…

Taking into account of students thronging the Government Higher Secondary School in the state capital and district headquarters for admission, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur DESAM has proposed to the Education Department and the Education Minister for a feasible policy to accommodate all the class XI students at the earliest possible to avoid problems at the 11th hour Source Hueiyen News Service