Agarwal Commission

IMPHAL, Mar 7: The hearing of Justice PG Agarwal Inquiry Commission of July 23 BT Road firing incident which was scheduled today at the conference room of Hotel Imphal has… Read more »

IMPHAL, Mar 7: The hearing of Justice PG Agarwal Inquiry Commission of July 23 BT Road firing incident which was scheduled today at the conference room of Hotel Imphal has been deferred to March 18.

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Agarwal Commission

IMPHAL, Mar 7: The hearing of Justice PG Agarwal Inquiry Commission of July 23 BT Road firing incident which was scheduled today at the conference room of Hotel Imphal has… Read more »

IMPHAL, Mar 7: The hearing of Justice PG Agarwal Inquiry Commission of July 23 BT Road firing incident which was scheduled today at the conference room of Hotel Imphal has been deferred to March 18.

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UPF thanks

IMPHAL March 7: United People’s Front (UPF) in a press statement by the organizing committee acknowledges the effort of all those who made the Mega Marathon a success. UPF thanks… Read more »

IMPHAL March 7: United People’s Front (UPF) in a press statement by the organizing committee acknowledges the effort of all those who made the Mega Marathon a success. UPF thanks the ministers,atheletic associations,donors,media,medical institutes,transporters,clubs etc for their help and contribution.

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UPF thanks

IMPHAL March 7: United People’s Front (UPF) in a press statement by the organizing committee acknowledges the effort of all those who made the Mega Marathon a success. UPF thanks… Read more »

IMPHAL March 7: United People’s Front (UPF) in a press statement by the organizing committee acknowledges the effort of all those who made the Mega Marathon a success. UPF thanks the ministers,atheletic associations,donors,media,medical institutes,transporters,clubs etc for their help and contribution.

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Local clubs are centre of non-formal education: Y. Irabot

IMPHAL, March 7: “Local clubs are centre of non-formal Education” said, Sericulture minister, Y. Irabot during an inauguration function of newly constructed building of the New Checkon Youth Club, (NCYC)… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 7: “Local clubs are centre of non-formal Education” said, Sericulture minister, Y. Irabot during an inauguration function of newly constructed building of the New Checkon Youth Club, (NCYC) at Imphal East district.
The inauguration function was held today at the clubs ground New Checkon. The Sericulture minister graced the function as the chief guest and inaugurated the function.
The inaugural function was attended by Works minister, K. Ranjit, councilor of ward number 22, Thangkolam Touthang, German president of the NCYC.
While delivering his chief guest speech the Sericulture minister while stressing the role of local clubs stated that “Local clubs are centre of non-formal activities”.
The minister maintained that in the context of Manipur society local clubs plays a significant in many essential activities of a particular areas and as well as in shaping up the society. From basic needs like distributing PDS items, sports, education to solving land disputes clubs have become a part of the life.
However to maintain the essence of being a good club this implementing body needs unity, discipline, sincerity etc., said Y. Irabot Singh.
The works minister who also spoke during the function also stressed the need and role of the local clubs. A souvenir of the NCYC was also released by the chief guest.

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Kabaw Valley was an integral part of Manipur: BJP State Unit – E-Pao.net

Kabaw Valley was an integral part of Manipur: BJP State UnitE-Pao.netImphal, March 07 2011: Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, tod…

Kabaw Valley was an integral part of Manipur: BJP State Unit
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Imphal, March 07 2011: Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that GK Pillai is uninformed about Manipur history and that

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Meghen debunks Pillai’s ‘talk mode’ utterance – E-Pao.net

Meghen debunks Pillai's 'talk mode' utteranceE-Pao.netThose who were waiting for the rebel leader today as usual in front of Nehru Park were seen holding banners inscribed with slogans like 'UNLF not waging war against India: UNLF defen…

Meghen debunks Pillai's 'talk mode' utterance
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Those who were waiting for the rebel leader today as usual in front of Nehru Park were seen holding banners inscribed with slogans like 'UNLF not waging war against India: UNLF defending right of Manipur people', 'Stop India's war against people of
Cops detain Meghen supportersTimes of India

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Govt to table four new bills during assembly session

IMPHAL, March 6: The state government is preparing to table four important Bills including Manipur Municipality 5th (Amendment) Bill 2011, Amendment Bill of Sub-section 4 of Manipur Panchayati Raj Act,… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: The state government is preparing to table four important Bills including Manipur Municipality 5th (Amendment) Bill 2011, Amendment Bill of Sub-section 4 of Manipur Panchayati Raj Act, 1994, Manipur Hill Areas Autonomous District Council 4 (Amendment) Bill and Manipur State Road Fund Bill, 2011 during the ensuing 10th Session of the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly which will commence from March 8 this month.
According to a highly placed official source, in view of the proposed bills which will be tabled in the ensuing state assembly session the state government has instructed the concerned departments for full preparations of the said bills so that the concerned department are able to table the full bodies of the bills before the state cabinet meeting which is scheduled to held at 3 pm of March 8 this month under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh at his official bungalow.
The official source also further mentioned that, the proposed cabinet meeting which is proposed to be held on March, 8 this month will approve the Budget Estimate 2011-12 which is going to be presented during the ensuing 10th Session of Manipur Legislative Assembly starting from March 8, the official source added.

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AMSGO demands declaration of viva-voce result of Havildar/CRTO

IMPHAL, Mar 6: All Manipur Student Guardians’ Organization (AMSGO) has appealed to the concerned authority to declare the viva-voce result of Havildar and CRTO held in May 2010 as soon… Read more »

IMPHAL, Mar 6: All Manipur Student Guardians’ Organization (AMSGO) has appealed to the concerned authority to declare the viva-voce result of Havildar and CRTO held in May 2010 as soon as possible.
Speaking to media-persons today at the office of AMSGO located at Palace Compound, the advisor of AMSGO, H Kula stated that the viva-voce result has been kept withheld by the concerned home department thereby raising apprehensions among the candidates.
He further stated that the state government should rectify the present education system of the state by making the SCERT functional for academic purposes and the directorate of education (schools) for administration.
Kula also appealed to the concerned authority to set up subordinate service commission for the recruitment of personnel in various departments other than the grade-I officers. The Board of Secondary Education Manipur should not be entrusted the work of conducting recruitment examinations of various departments, he enjoined. 

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AR organises educational tour

IMPHAL, March 6: An educational tour from Imphal to Secunderabad has been organised by 12 MARATHA LI of 9 Sector under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) for school students,… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: An educational tour from Imphal to Secunderabad has been organised by 12 MARATHA LI of 9 Sector under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) for school students, teachers and Meria Paibis from Imphal on March 5.
According to an official release of PRO IGAR (South) Imphal, the tour was flagged off by commandant 12 MARATHA LI from Patsoi. The theme of this tour is to give the local schoolchildren an insight into the progress of the country, and also promote an atmosphere of brotherhood and unity among people of different states.

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Awareness camp

IMPHAL, March 6: The Manipur Legislative Forum on HIV/AIDS is organising a one day awarenes convention on HIV/AIDS at Wangoo Ahallup Chithek Leikai Community hall under Kumbi Assdembly constituency on… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: The Manipur Legislative Forum on HIV/AIDS is organising a one day awarenes convention on HIV/AIDS at Wangoo Ahallup Chithek Leikai Community hall under Kumbi Assdembly constituency on March 7.According to a release of DIPR, Imphal, the One day awareness convention on HIV/AIDS at Wangoo, Speaker Manipur Legislative Assembly, I Hemochandra who is also chairman of the Forum will be chief guest and the convention will be attended by various members of the forum.

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Meeting

IMPHAL, March 6: An Emergency Central Executive Meeting of the Central Executive of Zeliangrong Baudi, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland (AMN) will be convened on March, 9 this month at Majorkhol… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: An Emergency Central Executive Meeting of the Central Executive of Zeliangrong Baudi, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland (AMN) will be convened on March, 9 this month at Majorkhol Community Hall, Imphal, Manipur at 10:00 am to deliberate on the current issues prevailing in Zeliangrong territory.
According to a release of the union, all senior leaders, advisors, public leaders and frontal organisations of Zeliangrong Baudi, Manipur, All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (AMN), Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Manipur, Zeliangrong Students Union, Nagaland, Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland, Zeliangrong Baudi Assam, Zeliangrong Students Union Assam, Zeliangrong Mipui Organisation of Assam, Manipur & Nagaland and Zeliangrong youth Front (AMN) to attend the meeting positively the release added.

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Children of the State & Meira Paibis Meet the President

IMPHAL, March 6: An Educational Tour for Students, Teachers and Meirapaibis of Manipur to Delhi and Agra organized by 15 Assam Rifles of HQ 9 Sect under the aegis HQ… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: An Educational Tour for Students, Teachers and Meirapaibis of Manipur to Delhi and Agra organized by 15 Assam Rifles of HQ 9 Sect under the aegis HQ IGAR (South) had the distinguished honour of meeting Pratibha Patil, the President of India, on March 4 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
According to a release of PRO, IGAR (South) Imphal, the President while speaking to the students, meira paibis and teachers, discussed the social and educational aspects in Manipur. She also encouraged the children to work hard and do well in life. The students, teachers and Meira Paibis also visited the world famous Mughal Gardens and museum inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the release added.

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Khuga multi purpose inspected

IMPHAL, March 6: State agriculture minsiter Ph Parijat who is also holding the CADA portfolio has inspected conditions of the irrigation facilities that have been provided by the Khuga Multi… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: State agriculture minsiter Ph Parijat who is also holding the CADA portfolio has inspected conditions of the irrigation facilities that have been provided by the Khuga Multi Purpose project at Churachandpur district today.
The minister during his surprise visit to the main cannel site of the project having eight kilometer long canal for providing irrigation facilities to several thousand of hectres of paddy field was accompanied by officials of CADA. Besides the minister gave his advised to the officials of CADA to impart awareness campaign to the farmers of areas for the effective utilisation of the irrigation facilities that have been initiated with the completion of the project.
On the other hand, as per the official record the very irrigation canal has helped by providing irrigation to 2000 hectres of paddy field with an objective to provide irrigation facilities to a total area of 9575 hectres of paddy fields after total completion of the said irrigation canal the official source added.

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Election held

IMPHAL, March 6: The scrutiny of candidates for 41th general election to appoint the executive members and office bearers of the All Manipur Students’ Union, (AMSU) head quarter for the… Read more »

IMPHAL, March 6: The scrutiny of candidates for 41th general election to appoint the executive members and office bearers of the All Manipur Students’ Union, (AMSU) head quarter for the year 2011-13, was held today at the head quarter, organized by the election committee.
During the scrutiny altogether 13 executive council including the post of president, vice president, secretary general, etc. were selected as uncontested candidates.

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RTE: winds of change or a passing breeze?

By: Chitra Ahanthem The topic of education in Manipur has various layers of complexities considering the way all educational institutions gets affected by the cycle of bandhs, curfews, school closures… Read more »

By: Chitra Ahanthem
The topic of education in Manipur has various layers of complexities considering the way all educational institutions gets affected by the cycle of bandhs, curfews, school closures etc. On one hand is the apathy that exists in Government schools where teachers hanker after increase in their salary structures while on the other hand we have private schools mushrooming around us. The irony lies in the fact that teachers in the private sector are grossly underpaid, and work over time while the standard of education in Government schools is such that parents who teach in Government schools actually send their children to the private run schools! Yet, every private school is not the answer to putting in value in education. There have been many cases where schools have been set up and vanish within less than a year; of schools running without any recognition and flouting norms etc.

Yet, with school academic sessions just around the corner, most parents who are looking towards the school admissions of their children would be busy keeping a watch on admission norms and procedures. Schools on their part, but specifically private run institutions are busy running advertisements in various media forms to hold the attention of the parents. It has long been a norm for young children to be submitted to entrance level examinations. But post April 1, 2010 it may not be the same anymore for private schools.

April 1, 2010 was when the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), came into effect after it was passed by the Indian parliament on 4 August 2009. The Act provides for free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India. It has its share of social protection for children of weaker sections and those with special needs with the Act specifying that the State must even provide for transportation support for such children. One interesting feature is the specification that every school must have a school management committee in place that is to be comprised of parents (75%) and the remaining being teachers, community leaders, education experts etc. The Act also puts the impetus on the state to ensure that parents send their children, which is obviously aimed at keeping children who do labour. To do this, the Act specifies that no extra fees will be taken from children in schools as capitation charges (exam fees, laboratory fees and others).
In the context of Manipur where academic sessions are affected by the regular cycle of bandhs, strikes, curfews and school shutdowns thanks to the fragile law and order situation in the state, parents and guardians have looked at the easy way out by encouraging private classes, also known as “tutions”. The RTE Act bans teachers working in government or private elementary schools are banned from taking private classes. But mostly, while Government schools looks set to have their infrastructure resources being upgraded it is the private schools that will have their wings clipped. They can no longer subject a child to tests or interviews for admissions, which will now have to be based on random selection.

The RTE provisions cover quite a lot of ground and one column will not suffice to cover every bit of it. For now though, we can begin by looking at the Manipur context of how the Act needs to be implemented and ensured. The first mandate for the State Government would be to get on board the various Student groups and civil society organizations as stakeholders towards ensuring the right to education. Unless there is a consensus that education be left out of the sphere of disturbances that happen in the state, the Act will not really transfer into anything of value. Schools and school students have borne the brunt of various political agitations in the state so far every year. The 3 month long shut down of schools in 2009 is a case in point here.
An important inclusion of the Act is the ban on corporal punishment in schools and that students cannot be detained or expelled. But what of violence among students? I will make my point by illustrating with the example of a private school in Manipur, (the school will not be named) which has parents as the main stakeholders and part of the management board. This example will reflect what can well happen in every school when School Management Committees with parents as main stakeholders come into effect: a student beat up another student to the point that the second student suffered from concussions and a broken nose. The child who was involved in the beating had been implicated in other acts of violence against other students in the past and the school head decided on expulsion. The school managing board did not allow this to happen and the head of the school resigned followed by other teachers.

The question here is not whether the school head should have expelled the child in the first place but what the school board was doing when the earlier cases of student violence had been reported. Would teachers have to pay every time such cases came to light? Just as every child has a right to free education, every student has the right to being in a safe environment in school. Unless there is strong support system of trained counsellors at schools to look into matters of student violence and other juvenile behaviour, keeping a rein on disciplinary action may affect the morale among teachers.

End-point:
Education is a huge investment for the future and all stakeholders have to ensure that the opportunities that the RTE gives to the citizens of the country, but specially its young citizens are properly channelized. Having said that, the gaps in the Act and its application to the local context of Manipur need to be looked at thoroughly.

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Clash: ZSUD demands disciplinary action – MorungExpress

Clash: ZSUD demands disciplinary actionMorungExpressDimapur, March 7 (MExN): Statements continue in the media over the reported clash at Khoupum in Manipur between a group called the 'Zeliangrong United Front' (ZUF) and the NSCN (IM) on March 5…

Clash: ZSUD demands disciplinary action
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Dimapur, March 7 (MExN): Statements continue in the media over the reported clash at Khoupum in Manipur between a group called the 'Zeliangrong United Front' (ZUF) and the NSCN (IM) on March 5 that left one dead. The Zeliangrong Students' Union of
Naga body appeals for peaceAssam Tribune
One killed in gun battle; Zeliangrong bodies lividKanglaOnline

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Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJP – MorungExpress

Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJPMorungExpressImphal | March 7 : Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union home secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that the…

Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJP
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Imphal | March 7 : Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union home secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that the Union home secretary is uninformed about Manipur history

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Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJP – MorungExpress

Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJPMorungExpressImphal | March 7 : Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union home secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that the…

Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJP
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Imphal | March 7 : Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union home secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that the Union home secretary is uninformed about Manipur history

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Manipur police induct 3 US-made hovercraft – Assam Tribune

Manipur police induct 3 US-made hovercraftAssam TribuneIMPHAL, March 7 – The three hovercrafts purchased by the Manipur government from the US for use in counter-insurgency operations in and around Loktak Lake was launched by Chief Minister O Ibobi S…

Manipur police induct 3 US-made hovercraft
Assam Tribune
IMPHAL, March 7 – The three hovercrafts purchased by the Manipur government from the US for use in counter-insurgency operations in and around Loktak Lake was launched by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh at Takmu Sendra in Moirang under Bishenpur district
Hovercraft to flush out rebels from LoktakTimes of India

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