IMFL bottles seized in Manipur – The Hindu

IMFL bottles seized in ManipurThe HinduUnder instructions from the Election Commission, the Excise department in Manipur had seized Indian Made Foreign Liquor bottles worth over Rs. 4,50,000. Fines amounting to a little over Rs. 2,00,000 were also coll…

IMFL bottles seized in Manipur
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Under instructions from the Election Commission, the Excise department in Manipur had seized Indian Made Foreign Liquor bottles worth over Rs. 4,50,000. Fines amounting to a little over Rs. 2,00,000 were also collected from the bootleggers. The seized …

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40 per cent votes cast in Manipur till noon

About 40 per cent of 9 lakh voters have already cast their votes in the the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency till midday, electoral officials here said on Wednesday.

About 40 per cent of 9 lakh voters have already cast their votes in the the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency till midday, electoral officials here said on Wednesday.

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Balloting begins in Manipur – Business Standard

Balloting begins in ManipurBusiness StandardPolling is being held for the Outer Manipur seat, while the Inner Manipur constituency will vote April 17. In all, 911,699 voters, including 463,068 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise at 1,406 po…

Balloting begins in Manipur
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Polling is being held for the Outer Manipur seat, while the Inner Manipur constituency will vote April 17. In all, 911,699 voters, including 463,068 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise at 1,406 polling stations in Outer Manipur constituency.

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Live: Voting starts in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal, Manipur – Firstpost

Live: Voting starts in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal, ManipurFirstpost… Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the Naga People's Front is pitted against Congress candidate KV Pusa. Manipur: Polling has got underway for one of the two Manipur Lok Sabha se…

Live: Voting starts in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal, Manipur
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… Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the Naga People's Front is pitted against Congress candidate KV Pusa. Manipur: Polling has got underway for one of the two Manipur Lok Sabha seats, that of Outer Manipur. The Inner Manipur constituency will vote on 17

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Will Manipur vote against AFSPA, Greater Nagalim today? – Firstpost

FirstpostWill Manipur vote against AFSPA, Greater Nagalim today?FirstpostOften surviving under the gun barrel and chronic unrest, Manipur has always struggled to keep itself peaceful. Despite being famous for sports personalities like boxer MC Mary Kom…


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Will Manipur vote against AFSPA, Greater Nagalim today?
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Often surviving under the gun barrel and chronic unrest, Manipur has always struggled to keep itself peaceful. Despite being famous for sports personalities like boxer MC Mary Kom, weightlifter Sonia Chanu, archer Laishram Bombella and playwright Ratan …
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Election for one Lok Sabha seat in Manipur begins – Daily News & Analysis

Election for one Lok Sabha seat in Manipur beginsDaily News & AnalysisPolling began today for the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat, one of the two parliamentary constituencies in the state. A total 10 contestants from BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress, Nag…

Election for one Lok Sabha seat in Manipur begins
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Polling began today for the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat, one of the two parliamentary constituencies in the state. A total 10 contestants from BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress, Naga People's Front, NCP, JD(U) and Aam Admi Party, besides three …

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She Stoops But Fails to Conquer

By B.G. Verghese MadhuKishwar’s impassioned eulogy of the man in “Modi, Muslims and Media”,just released,portrays a man greatly sinned against. His values and vision are extolled to portray a secularist

By B.G. Verghese

MadhuKishwar’s impassioned eulogy of the man in “Modi, Muslims and Media”,just released,portrays a man greatly sinned against. His values and vision are extolled to portray a secularist most grievously arraigned for his alleged anti-Muslim bias and role in theGodhra-Gujarat holocaust of 2002. Inexperience in governance is repeatedly cited in extenuation of lacking a firm grip over the administration and the policeboth as chief minister and home minister.

Written after an extended six-month Modi-oriented tour of Gujarat,capped by 15 hours of taped interviews with him, the treatise is an authorised defence of Modi’srecord as he bids to become prime minister. MadhuKishwar argues that his initial success as CM lay in winning Muslim approbation in a hitherto communally-polarised state through his equal-opportunity approach towards all irrespective of creed. He converted the Bhujearthquake tragedy (January 2001) that had crippled Muslim businesses and livelihoods in Kutch into anessay in reconstruction and hope, heralding the vision of a new Gujarat for all. In consequence he received considerable Muslim backing in winning the Rajkot by-election towards the end of February 2002.

The loss of its Muslim vote bankhad alarmed the Congress which planned to stop Modi in his tracks. Hence a “pre-planned conspiracy” to discredit him amid post-9/11 fears of a Pakistan-backed terror offensive against India during the Operation Parakaram military stand-off between the two countries.Alongside, the Parivar felt that it had lost political ground, especially in U.P, by slackening its drive to build a Ram Janmabhoomi temple on the site of the Babri Masjid that it had brought down in 1992, under NDA’s coalitional compulsions. Hence a campaign to commence construction of the mandir in Ayodhya on March 15, to which end thousands of Ram sevaks had travelled to Ayodhya from January 2002 onwards from all parts of the country to take the pledge. It was the return of some 2000 Gujarati Ram sevaks from Faizabad that triggered the destruction of coaches S-6 and S-7 of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra station on the morning of February 27.

What Justice Bannerjee, the Railway Inquiry Commissioner later concluded was an “accident” was however immediately termed by the BJP as a diabolicalplotto set Gujarat communally aflame in conjunction with Pakistani-trained jihadis, a verdict confirmed in 2008 by Justice Nanavati.  

The Bannerjee report was dubbed “illegal” and suppressed as this commission was appointed even as the Nanavati Commission was already seized of the matter from March 2002. But why Nanavati should have taken six years to deliver his preliminary report and has yet to submit his final report after 21 extensions merits examination.  In any event, the main Godhraaccused were ultimately released and the Hyderabad Forensic Science Institute’s report proving why carriage S-6/7 could not have been set afire from outside, was junked without explanation.

MadhuKishwar cites Muslims and others like ZafarSareshwala, an Ahmedabad-based businessman, who found Modi’s conduct obnoxious in 2002 but saw in him a changed man who dealt even-handedly with all in 2008 and thereafter. One need not doubt ZafarSareshwala’s motives but Modi’s good conduct later clearly cannot obviate earlier wrong conduct about which he was in no doubt. Having fought in vain for justice with Modi for years, Sareshwala decided to see if he could come to terms with the man, tactically born-again after having accomplished his design.

And what was that design?In a broadcast over Doordarshan, Ahmedabad, on February 28, the CM said “I want to assure the people, that Gujarat shall not tolerate any such incident (Godhra).The culprits will get full punishment for their sins. Not only this. We will set an example that nobody, not even his dreams thinks of committing a heinous crime like this”. No hint whatsoever of due process here but the menacing threat of setting a hideous example. Due process was wilfully obstructed and delayed – with a stubborn intent to delay or deny the filing of FIRs in many cases – while a terrifying example was set of barbaric mob fury.

In a subsequent news item broadcast by DD thereafter, Modi observed “If raising issues of justice or injustice adds fuel to the fire, we will have to observe restraint and invoke peace”. (See Editor’s Guild Report, May 3, 2002). What an absolutely chilling statement, never contradicted. So justice is a provocation. Abjure it- or else! And that has been the story of Gujarat post-2002: seeking an elusive justice, which alone can bring closure and reconciliation. The Centre was supine though Vajpayee temporarily agonised and called on Modi to observe Raj Dharma and quit. Advani and other hard-core elements saved him.

Modi not only prevented justice, but expressed no remorse for the many innocents slaughtered or burned alive. MadhuKishwar repeatedly glosses over the brutal vivisection of EhsanJafri, a good and respected figure and former M.P. His residence, Gulberg Society, had drawn hundreds of terrified Muslims seeking a safe haven. It was besieged by howling mobs for hours while Jafri repeatedly appealed for help by phone and word of mouth. Nothing availed. The mob set on him as he came out to make a last appeal for calm and was butchered because he allegedly opened “private fire”, an unproven charge. But is self-defence against a murderous mob a grave provocation?

Maya Kodani, later a BJP MLA and Minister, and BabuBajrangi of the Bajrang Dal, sentenced for life for leading roles in the NarodaPatiya massacre, find no mention in the book. There is no reference to the massive looting and destruction of Muslim shops and establishments, economic boycott of Muslims, the attack on the Waqf Board and the Minorities Finance and Development Corporation located in the Old Secretariat in Gandhinagar, the fact that Muslim judges had to flee their homes after being threatened by rampaging mobs and much else. The residence of Prof J.SBandukwala, a respected pillar of communal harmony, was ravaged. The calculated destruction and desecration of Muslimdargahs and shrines with impunity went unpunished. Modi astonishingly pleaded lack of knowledge about the fate ofWaliGujarati. This historic monument structure was demolished, the rubble cleared and a paved road built over it overnight. MadhuKishwarclaims that the Mayor of Ahmedabad was a Congressman and so this must have been a Congress plot and not something for Modi to answer!

Modijustified the presence of two ministers in the police control rooms in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar as this was the best place from which to interact with the public! Neither minister was concerned with law and order. The CM pleaded shortage of officers. Yet five good and true police officials who held their ground against marauding mobs were transferred on promotion soon thereafter! No relief camps were set up by the State. Private relief camps were given delayed “recognition” which deprived them of essential rations, kerosene and other supplies. “Borders” and “frontiers”, beyond which lay “Pakistan”, were shamefully marked out, walls and fencing erected. Muslims were ghettoised. These illegalities went unpunished.

The official press notes of the Information Department showed distinct anti-Muslim bias with stories eulogisingModi (“chhoteSardar”) and Advani and solicitude for rehabilitating Hindu businesses .The riots attracted little notice. The Kishwar apologia does not wash away the stains of the Gujarat pogrom, 2002.

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Interaction programme held

IMPHAL, April 8: The NSS Cell, Manipur University following in the successful conduct of its one day mega Interaction Program on Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) conducted on

IMPHAL, April 8: The NSS Cell, Manipur University following in the successful conduct of its one day mega Interaction Program on Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) conducted on March 26, at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University has carried out a number of Voters’ Education Programme collaborating with 22 colleges and one higher secondary school having NSS Units located in Imphal east and west, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Senapati districts.

O Nabakishore Singh, CEO, Manipur and NSS functionaries of different institutions also took part in the programme held from March 28-April 7, in which about 3000 calendars related to the 16th Lok Sabha Election issued by the Office of the CEO were also distributed said the programme Coordinator in a press release.

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Holes in the Poll

By Deben Bachaspatimayum Theoretical and practical problems of ‘free and fair election’ and connotations of ‘informed and ethical voting’ with reference to Manipur Election Commission of India is a self-regulating

By Deben Bachaspatimayum

Theoretical and practical problems of ‘free and fair election’ and connotations of ‘informed and ethical voting’ with reference to Manipur

Election Commission of India is a self-regulating constitutional body entrusted with holding elections for the president, members of parliament and state assemblies at regular intervals to ensure democracy in the country. ECI is committed to ensure free and fair, and informed and ethical voting to advance democracy in the country. However, ECI’s roles remains limited to conducting of routine election exercise without any control on or influence to legislative processes and politically contested situations that affect or negate the very principles of free, fair, informed and ethical voting of the people. Since informed and ethical voting is critical to promotion of substantial democracy ensuring an enabling judicial, political and economic environment may be more critical site of intervention to develop a sense of freedom from fear and apprehensions in exercising fairness in choosing the right representatives. ECI may have to do more than just conducting periodic elections to ensure legislations are also directed towards advancing democracy at grassroots level.

Since 1990s ECI has evolved innovative systems and mechanisms to ensure free and fair election in the country known as the largest democracy in the world. Issuing voter’s ID, use of EVM and simplifying access and process to electoral rolls, checking non-adherence to rule of law by political parties, voters’ education campaigns, etc. However, during the same time some of the legislations and policy changes relating to security, economy and politics in the country seem to seriously challenging advancement of democracy and socialism in the country while on the other side promotion and advancement of emergence of an elite political class and private companies observed. To mention few, the persistent use of military under the Armed Forces Special Power Act since 1958 (AFSPA) in aid to civil administration directly compromising the fundamental rights including right to life of the people, the denial of existence of internal armed conflicts in the state, the fundamental shift from socialist economy to capitalist economy from 1990, corporate funding of political parties and the use of unaccounted money during election to promote mutual interests of corporate/private companies as the engines for advancing neoliberal economy. Moreover, the existing electoral practices based on multiparty system promoting rule by a minority powerful elite political class elected by a minority of population party loyalists and favoured/paid voters. All of these seriously compromise ‘free and fair election’.

The multiparty electoral system in India has seriously undermined advancement of democracy in the society by allowing unscrupulous people to get away with people’s mandates for their personal/party gains. Data available from the 1ast Lok Sabha election 2009 speaks this loudly. There were 7 candidates in the Inner and 9 in the Outer Manipur contesting the election. Ideally, one candidate would have an average of 11,8,077 of votes in the Inner and 1,01,037 (based on Census 2001) in the Outer constituency representing a marginal population of electors; 14% and 11%, respectively. According to ECI only 70.51% of Inner and 83.41% of Outer constituencies voted in the last election out of the total electors’ populations. The total population of electors (Census 2001) were 8,26,755 in the Inner and 9,09,496 in the Outer. This further reduces the representativeness of elected MPs. The 2 MPs were elected by only 39.5% and 45.4% of the total who voted in their respective constituencies representing only 27.9% of the total electors’ population in the Inner and 37.8% in the Outer constituencies. A study by ADR in 5 states where assembly elections were held in 2008 showed the maximum people’s representativeness was 33% of the total electors in those states.

Statistics show that becoming a law maker and running the State where maximum power and resources are concentrated for use requires only mandate from only a minority voting population. This fact may not seriously bother any elected representative to be concerned about satisfying the majority voters who voted against him and remained divided along several political parties contesting the election. Representing the interests of only a minority also allows opportunities for accumulation of personal wealth, royalties to the party, meeting the needs of his/her loyal voters/cronies to sustain in power running terms to terms. Only the rich and powerful fight election. The situation seriously compromises the democratic principles of equal opportunities and form of government: Government by the people, of the people and for the people. It is also revealing a fundamental flaw in the concept of Decision by Majority in the Parliament/Governance when the MPs are elected by only a minority of section of the population in their respective constituencies. It is now increasing becoming clearer in whose interests and favours the elected Government both at the Centre and State function.

RTI filed by Delhi based CSO, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR)/National Election Watch (NEW) during the last few years has proved beyond doubts that political parties are heavily funded by Multinational Companies by violating the rules of the laws. Use of huge amount of accounted money much above the ceiling allowed by ECI is an open fact today. The shifts in India’s economic policies in line with global trends has made the State distance itself from its bounden duties of social welfare services while allowing the corporate companies take over those services as profit making activities. Private companies are already lead providers of health, road and communication, education services and also providing maximum contractual employments. The relation between the political parties and private companies are increasingly strengthened serving mutual interests of sustaining in power for the former and increasing profits of the latter to support the former in their favours. This nexus between political parties and private companies supported by minority voters shows the hollowness of the principles of Indian democracy and governance. While this is a common problem for people in India there is also a serious national lie that a state like Manipur has been subjected to in this democratic country.  

AFSPA was passed by the parliament as temporary security measures in 1958 to suppress the Naga hostiles but it not only continued to be imposed upon the people who have been consistently voting to elect popular state governments for over the last 50-60 years it also expanded its coverage areas in the entire North-eastern region following the military doctrine of population domination. According to a reliable source, in Manipur alone, there are already 1,00,000 security personnel deployed over a population of 27,00,000 in the state over the years while during the same time the state Govt is also run by a strength of all time record mandate of 42/60 elected representatives from a national political party! The irony of Indian state is not the distrusts of the elected government but also the lies committed by the highest court of justice. In the Supreme Court judgment in 1997 on AFSPA 1958 in response to a case filed by NPMHR the existence of a political issue between India and Manipur and internal armed conflict, thereof, was not only denied but justified the constitutionality of the Act. Despite huge public protests over the years, several recommendations by Govt instituted review committees and the longest and continuing hunger strike by Iron Sharmila the Act continue to be in place in the state. Since the Act, as a stand-alone law in the hands of the Governor /Central Govt consistently continue to be enforced in the state the entire territory under section 2 & 3 declared as ‘disturbed condition’ allowing use of force to the extent of killing on suspicion how can this be normal situation where election be held. How can there ever be ‘free and fair’ election in the state. What would ‘informed and ethical voting’ option for sensible people in the state mean?

Future hopes

Future seems to highly challenging and also hopeful for change at the same time. The growing population of educated and sensible Indian citizenry will not allow demolition of Indian democracy and socialist ideology in the hands of vested interests political class and corporate companies. As results of active advocacy campaigns and litigation activities by ADR/NEW the ECI has finally accepted to provide NOTA option this election to electors following a Supreme judgment. But given the context of Manipur where justice has been consistently denied, violence and corruptions institutionalized in practice as national security strategies NOTA is definitely an opportunity for the people to seek a change in the system. Though it is difficult to say how the electors in Manipur who are used to ‘vote for money/relatives/my lord/personal interest’ would at all use NOTA votes and if at all they do, how would that mean differently from the NOTA voters in the rest of India? While this is still a matter of conjectures, number of votes on NOTA in the context of Manipur, for all the above reasons, could have several meanings, including;

1.      All the candidates not being trust worthy

2.      Protest against the denial of political issue and existence of internal (non-international) armed conflict in state

3.      Protest against consistent use of AFSPA 1958

4.      Distrust in the state Government run by contractors under High Commands and for their corruptions

5.      Distrust on Indian democracy

6.      Protest against neoliberal economic policy and practices of the Govt of India

7.      Distrust in the existing multiparty electoral system, etc.

How could any sensible and responsible youth in Manipur feel proud about their becoming a voter on attaining the age of 18 years without addressing underling issues of the problems that affect their day to day lives and thought processes? How many more years the Govt of India will continue to deny justice to the people of Manipur and restore to them their dignity as equally respectable right bearing human persons or citizens? Holding election routine election at the end of 5 years terms in a militarized condition shaped by AFSPA 1958 without even temporarily removing it does not make any sense for democracy and internal security of the country and the people. Multiparty electoral system with neoliberal policy promotes only elite political and wealthy class at the cost of the social welfare for majority population. Hence, it does not promote grassroots democracy. For all these reasons, if India has to prove as truly democratic country in the world’ ECI along with other Constitutional autonomous bodies like AIR/DDK must do more than routine election exercises and singing praises of the ruling Govt in terms of educating and empowering the mass for promotion of grass root democracy, changing the electoral system and monitoring the performance of elected representatives and Govt in terms of delivery of justice. ECI must also, based on its principle of promoting ‘informed and ethical voting’ and ‘free and fair election’ must also intervene internal armed conflict situations where AFSPA has been enforced in the country.

(People’s Campaign for Resurgent Manipur)

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LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal

At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully.

At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully.

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Manipur begins voting for 1 Lok Sabha seat – India.com

India.comManipur begins voting for 1 Lok Sabha seatIndia.comImphal, Apr 9: Manipur votes for the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat today which is 1 of 2 Lok Sabha seats in Manipur. The most popular candidates hopeful of winning the seat are Thangso Baite of…


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Manipur begins voting for 1 Lok Sabha seat
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Imphal, Apr 9: Manipur votes for the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat today which is 1 of 2 Lok Sabha seats in Manipur. The most popular candidates hopeful of winning the seat are Thangso Baite of the Congress, Gangmumei Kamei of the BJP, Kim Gangte of …

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HRI seeks SC intervention in PDS distribution in Manipur – KanglaOnline

HRI seeks SC intervention in PDS distribution in ManipurKanglaOnlinePointing out that people in Manipur don't get their quota of food grains in the prescribed rate though the records are fudged and maintained on paper, he said that HRI has conducte…

HRI seeks SC intervention in PDS distribution in Manipur
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Pointing out that people in Manipur don't get their quota of food grains in the prescribed rate though the records are fudged and maintained on paper, he said that HRI has conducted surveys on the‚ÄúStatus of Functioning of Public Distribution System in …

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Bus service for polling personnel

IMPHAL, APRIL 7: A bus service has been arranged for the convenience of the concerned polling personnel allotted election duty in respect of 46-Saikul EST, 50- KAngpokpi (Gen) and 51-

IMPHAL, APRIL 7: A bus service has been arranged for the convenience of the concerned polling personnel allotted election duty in respect of 46-Saikul EST, 50- KAngpokpi (Gen) and 51- Saitu (ST) Assembly Constitution from (Imphal to Kangpokpi Addl. Deputy Commissioner`s Office Complex) at Senapati-Kangpokpi Bus parking, Khoyathong at 6am, 7am and 8am on April 8.

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Polling personnel leave for duty

IMPHAL, Apr 6: A polling teams comprising of zone –I Vangai range, zone – II Parbung and zone V Leijangphai were left for their respective polling stations on April 6

IMPHAL, Apr 6: A polling teams comprising of zone –I Vangai range, zone – II Parbung and zone V Leijangphai were left for their respective polling stations on April 6 from Peace Ground, Churchandpur in pertaining to the Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency election which falls on April 9, 2014, said a DIPR press release.

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Ind candidate asures supports to Soso Lorho

IMPHAL, Apr 6: An independent candidate in the outer Manipur (ST) parliamentary constituency at the ensuing 16th Lok Sabha elections, Amarson Sankhil Lamkang has supported NPF candidate Soso Lorho. A

IMPHAL, Apr 6: An independent candidate in the outer Manipur (ST) parliamentary constituency at the ensuing 16th Lok Sabha elections, Amarson Sankhil Lamkang has supported NPF candidate Soso Lorho. A press release of the candidate stated on Sunday.

The released said that in consultation and understanding with Lamkang Naga Kver Kunpun (LNKK), an apex body of the Lamkang Naga tribe and candidate himself along with all his workers and supporters pledged to voluntarily support the NPF Candidate Soso Lorho for the interest of the people of Manipur.

The release appeals all his supporters to work for Soso Lorho, the NPF candidate, and his success in the coming LS poll from the outer seat.

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Documentary on WWII released

IMPHAL, Apr 6: A-thirteen-minute long documentary film based on WW-II at Imphal titled ‘The Imphal Campaign’ was released today at the conference hall, Babina Diagnostics Centre, Porompat. The documentary film

IMPHAL, Apr 6: A-thirteen-minute long documentary film based on WW-II at Imphal titled ‘The Imphal Campaign’ was released today at the conference hall, Babina Diagnostics Centre, Porompat.

The documentary film is being directed by Aribam Prem Sharma, video journalist, Impact TV and produced by Impact TV.

The release function was also attended by Christopher Johnson, author of Forgotten Army’s Boxes of Lion as the chief guest.

Speaking on the sidelines of the function, Prem Sharma said his documentary is a result of the footages he had collected as a journalist since 2009.

He had never thought that he would be making the film, however, the coming of the Japanese Ambassador to India to Imphal during the three month long anniversary of the Imphal War had prompted him to turn his video clippings to a film.

The documentary is compiled by the video footages he had taken during his visit to the places of Battle of Sangshak, Battle of Imphal, Battle of Red Hills.

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PMEGP exhibition held at Bishnupur

BISHNUPUR, April 5: The closing function of the district level PMEGP Exhibition 2014-15 was organised on Sunday by Manipur Khadi and Village Industries Board at Yaingoi Ningthou Community hall in

BISHNUPUR, April 5: The closing function of the district level PMEGP Exhibition 2014-15 was organised on Sunday by Manipur Khadi and Village Industries Board at Yaingoi Ningthou Community hall in Bishnupur district.

L Khomei, general manager of the DIC Bishnupur attended as chief guest while L Biren Singh CEO Manipur Khadi Board, Lamphelpat presided and P Loken Singh chairperson of the Manipur Industries Development Council as guest of honour respectively.

During the function, L Biren Singh, ex Development Officer Manipur Khadi Board as resource persons said that beneficiaries should properly train before choosing big budget to apply for loan otherwise the project will not get profit.

Citations were also distributed to stall representatives of the PMEGP beneficiaries of the district.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2014/04/pmegp-exhibition-held-at-bishnupur/

Newly formed body campaigns for NOTA

IMPHAL, April 7: A Non-Governmental Organisation named None of The Above Campaign Committee, Manipur/Kangleipak is waiting the day for a big slap on the face of disloyal political parties of

IMPHAL, April 7: A Non-Governmental Organisation named None of The Above Campaign Committee, Manipur/Kangleipak is waiting the day for a big slap on the face of disloyal political parties of Manipur said chief advisor Jayanta Kumar.

In a press meet held today at Manipur Press Club, Jayenti further said that if the people prefer for NOTA votes in majority over others. Majority votes of NOTA can send a political messages to the concerned that we are quite dissatisfaction in the present democratic body polity and we can shape our own destiny in the state and across the NE region if we are united.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2014/04/newly-formed-body-campaigns-for-nota/

Manipur, Maoist claims locking schools

IMPHAL, April 6: The Maoist Communist Party, Manipur today divulged that it was responsible for locking down some schools functioning in Imphal during the past few days. A statement issued

IMPHAL, April 6: The Maoist Communist Party, Manipur today divulged that it was responsible for locking down some schools functioning in Imphal during the past few days.

A statement issued by Comrade Nonglen Meitei, secretary Publicity and Propaganda, of the outfit explained the steps was taken following the breach of an agreement by some schools authority which was agreed upon in 2011.

It said altogether 12 schools were locked down on the night of April 4 including Tiny Tots, Little Master and Canchipur Catholic School.

In an attempt to rectify the matter the schools were approached thrice but some totally failed to co-operate disregarding good gesture, it said.

The outfit was left with no choice but to resort to take some steps however strictly adhering to its stand the outfit deemed it fit to use minimum force like hurling of bomb, threats etc, it continued.

If these schools choose to be adamant on their decision the outfit will not hesitate to use force against them, it warned stating that it will not be responsible for any unwanted fall out.

The Maoist further warned the Political Party for defying its political protest imposed since April 4.

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KSO statement

IMPHAL, April 6: The KSO Moreh block in a statement has said that it has taken up the case and constitued an enquiry with regards to the allegation amde against

IMPHAL, April 6: The KSO Moreh block in a statement has said that it has taken up the case and constitued an enquiry with regards to the allegation amde against the formation of SMDC in respect of SSA Primary School, Cannan Veng Moreh ward no.7 by local authority.

It appealed the authority concerned to stop any process and transaction related to the above primary school till the enquiry is over.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2014/04/kso-statement/