For elections to 3 NE States, Biswa Sarma works out BJP’s strategy

Guwahati, Jan 20 :Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh won, the BJP is now eyeing the North East, where it hopes to win three out of three States in Assembly elections next month. Elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland were announced on Thursday and Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Finance Minister and the BJP’s North East strategist, says his plans are in place.

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CM strikes chord with ‘Pheomilo’ plead at Leingangching Biren reaches out with New Manipur call

Imphal, Jan 20 (DIPR):Chief Minister N Biren Singh has urged the people of the State to extend support to the new Government in building a New Manipur, where there is no community and class difference.

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PREPAK chairman murder case : Charge hearing on Feb 17

IMPHAL, Jan 20 : Special Court, NIA, Manipur has fixed February 17 for the charge hearing of two co-accused of PREPAK chairman Nongdrenkhomba’s murder.
The Court also issued the relevant papers of NIA Guwahati, to the counsels of the two co-accused today.

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AMSU to spearhead student welfare measures/initiatives

IMPHAL, Jan 20 : The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), in collaboration with All Manipur Recognized Private Schools’ Welfare Association, has decided to take up numerous steps for the welfare of the student community of the State.

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7th Pay demand gets more audible

IMPHAL, Jan 20: The JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO has threatened to announce a series of agitation in case the Chief Minister does not take a concrete decision on the employees’ demand for adopting the pay scales recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission by January 31.

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Mayang Urok sighted

IMPHAL, Jan 20: After a gap of 86 years, Oriental White Ibis locally known as Mayang Urok was sighted during Loktak Water Bird Census conducted today at Loktak Lake and Tangjeng Pat.
The water bird census was carried jointly by the Forest Department’s Wildlife Wing and the Indian Bird Conservation Network in association with local clubs.
Altogether 250 enumerators counted water birds at 50 places of Loktak Lake and Tangjeng Pat.
Citing records, Indian Bird Conservation Network Manipur coordinator RK Birjit said that Oriental White Ibis was sighted in Manipur by Hume in 1888 and Higgins in 1932.
Altogether six Oriental White Ibis which are highly endangered and included in the IUCN’s red list were sighted today.
However, the number of water birds which migrate to Loktak Lake and surrounding areas during winter season has declined considerably this year on account of the high water level of the lake and fishing during night using LED bulbs.

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63rd State Veteran Badminton Championships A Sunitikumar wins above 60 yrs men’s singles title

IMPHAL, Jan 20 : A Sunitikumar today defeated Khumbongmayum Shyamkanhai 22-20, 21-10 to clinch above 60 years men’s singles title of the 63rd State Veteran Badminton (Master) Championships organised by Manipur Badminton Association at Indoor Stadium, DM College complex.

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‘Art & Culture Dept committed to promoting artistes, artisans’

IMPHAL, Jan 20: Referring to the ‘adverse publicity’ in the media regarding poor/non-functioning of Department of Art & Culture, the Department clarified that its main objective is also to promote artistes and artisans despite of poor budget and limited fund and resources.

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CMHT to be launched today

IMPHAL, Jan 20 (DIPR): Chief Minister N Biren Singh will launch Chief Minister gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), a Government of Manipur initiative at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium tomorrow at 11 am.
Cashless treatment upto Rs 50,000 for primary & secondary care and Rs 2 lakh for tertiary (critical care) will be provided to the family enrolled per year. Families covered under SECC Data, widows, disabled and AAY card holders are eligible for this scheme.
A fee of Rs 50 will be charged per family for enrolment but will be exempted for AAY, disabled and widows.
All the people of the State from all walks of life are invited to attend the launching of the scheme to avail the benefits provided by the scheme.

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