DESAM, ANSAM organise academic discourse

IMPHAL, Jul 31: An academic discourse on ‘Manipur: Land and People’ was jointly organised by Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) today at State Guest House, Babupara.

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Stir suspended

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : All College Tribal Students Union, Imphal (ACTSUI) has suspended its proposed agitation against non-payment of scholarship for ST students after Tribal Affairs and Hills (TA&H) officials assured the union that the scholarship would be disbursed after the end of the ongoing 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly session.

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‘Reserving Assembly seats beyond State Govt’

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Chief Minister N Biren has categorically stated that reservation of eight Assembly seats for the indigenous people of Manipur as demanded by Kangleipak Students’ Associa-tion (KSA) is not within the State Government’s authority.

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‘Only records, no field works’

IMPHAL, Jul 31: “There are records of Horticulture Department cultivating ginger, turmeric, U-Morok etc at different places but I’ve no idea where these cultivations are done”, stated Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Th Shyamkumar in the State Assembly today while discussing a demand of Rs 81,63,35,000 pertaining to the department.

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JAC appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 31 : The Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) has appealed to the State Government to give due attention to its demand for adoption of 7th Central Pay Commission and stopping all form of service extensions, engagement, re-engagement of retired employees.
In a press release, the JAC also appealed to the Government to implement the Supreme Court order regarding minimum pay for Home Guard employees and establish Manipur State Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of Group C employees.

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Father of assault victim appeals

IMPHAL, Jul 31: Kh Olempic Singh — father of Kh Power (20) who was assaulted by security escorts of an Elected person travelling in a white coloured Bolero Jeep around 11.30 AM at Sagolband Meino Leirak on July 29 — has urged the concerned VIP to contact him and sort out the matter before he gives out the registration numbers of the vehicles, which are already in his possession, to the press. If not, he would take legal recourse within two days. In a statement, Kh Olempic said that the Beat vehicle of the reported assault victim was also allegedly damaged. The escorts wore camouflage shirts which is illegal.
Kh Power (20) was reportedly assaulted by security escorts of a VIP travelling in a white coloured Bolero Jeep around 11.30 AM at Sagolband Meino Leirak on July 29. He was returning home after getting done his admission for a LLB course.

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