Children`s Parliament resloves AFSPA must be repealed in totality

IMPHAL, May 22: As part of the nation wide protest for the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the Just Peace Foundation also organized an event called the Children’s… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 22: As part of the nation wide protest for the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the Just Peace Foundation also organized an event called the Children’s Parliament on AFSPA at Hotel Imphal.
According to a release of the foundation, the participants for the Children’s Parliament on AFSPA was were selected after rigorous screening program from several applicants in Manipur University on 19th May 2011.
The release further added that the house had unanimously pass on that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 which should not have been enacted in the first case and whose time have elapsed long back must be repealed in all its totality, immediately. The parliament was modeled on the existing parliament of the country with the treasury bench and opposition and a speaker.
The program was also attended by over 150 participants from various civil societies, parents, families, friends and several women members from United RTI Women’s Group.This Children’s Parliament is one of the first of its kind against AFSPA in the North East. The idea is to learn on the current trends of violence under AFSPA from the children’s perspective and also to voice children’s concern to an important public issue affecting their life.
The release further added identified the schoold student participants as Anamika Heirangkhongjam,15, from Nirmalabas High School, Chinlemba Naganbam, 17, from DAV Public School, Thingbaijam Thabahanbi Chanu,17, from Royal Academy of Science, Langoljam Kirankumar Meitei, 15, from C.T. Higher Secondary School, Mayang Imphal, Leisangthem Lamyanba Meitei, 18, from Millennium Institute of Science Imphal, Arambam Tingku Devi,14,  from Lamding High School, Wangjing Bazaar, Oinam Bikash Singh,18, from DM College of Science Imphal in the treasury bench and on the opposition bench Miranda Thoudam, 15 , from Sainik School Imphal, Pangei. And the whole program was anchored by Konsam Lamyanbi Chanu, 17,  from Human Resource Development Academy, Ghari.
While, Yambem Laba, Former Member Manipur Human Rights Commission attended the parliament as the speaker, the release added.
Meanwhile, a SOLIDARITY MARCH FOR THE REPEAL of AFSPA AND RELEASE OF IROM SHARMILA, was also carried out in the southern city of Bangalore organized jointly by the PUCL( Bangalore) with National Alliance of People`s Movement (Karnataka), Alternative Law Forum, New Socialist Alternative, People`s Solidarity Concerns, Kashmir Youth Intellect, Centre for Social Concern(St. Josephs College), Maraa, Sangama, Aneka, Pedestrian Pictures, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation, Student Christian Movement of India (Bangalore), Stree Jagrutu Samiti, Slum Jagattu, Sichrem, Vimochana, People`s Democratic Forum and many other human rights and communal harmony bodies organised the Bangalore event on Sunday.
The ,march was held at the Town Hall to Mahatma Gandhi Statue, MG Road, Bangalore from 5pm to 7pm.
A press release has stated that the draconian act of AFSPA has been implemented in North eastern states of India since 1958 and in Jammu and Kashmir since 1991. It was on May 22, 1958, that the AFSPA was promulgated in the north east as an ordinance. This law is more draconian than its predecessor ordinance used by the British to suppress the Quit India Movement. It gave extraordinary powers to members of the armed forces, to arrest without warrant and shoot to kill on the basis of suspicion; and no legal action can be taken up against the armed forces without prior sanction from the Centre, the release stated.
Irom Sharmila has been on hunger fast for more than 10 years now demanding repeal of AFSPA . She has been force fed through her nose by the Government, arrested with charges for attempt to commit suicide, criminalized as a high security prisoner, denying her access to family, friends, supporters and the media, it further stated.
Various movements in the North East and Kashmir and human rights groups across the country have consistently demanded the repeal of the Act. AFSPA is not only opposed by the civil society groups but also by the Government’s own commissions and committees appointed to look into the matter. The Committee to Review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, headed by Justice B. P. Jeevan Reddy in 2005, the Administrative Reforms Commission headed by Dr. Veerappa Moily in 2007 and several others have recommended its repeal.
Internationally, UN bodies including the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the U N High Commissioner for Human Rights and recently the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders have urged for its repeal, it added.
The release further maintained that the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) hereby calls to all democratic forums, human rights groups , people’s movements and all concerned citizens to initiate various public protest actions from May 22 to August 18, demanding repeal of AFSPA and immediate release of Irom Sharmila.

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College teachers decide to boycott IMC election

IMPHAL, May 22: The Federation of College Teachers’ Association, Manipur (FECTAM) has decided to boycott the upcoming Imphal Municipal Council election schedule to be held on May 25 besides launching… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 22: The Federation of College Teachers’ Association, Manipur (FECTAM) has decided to boycott the upcoming Imphal Municipal Council election schedule to be held on May 25 besides launching a series of agitation in protest against the failure of the government to implement the revised UGC pay scale in the state for the college teachers.
The FECTAM in a statement said that the decision was resolved unanimously during a special general body meeting held today at GP Women’s College.
It said that the meeting was attended by teachers from both hills and valley and discussed issues relating to the failure of the government in implementation of the revised UGC scale despite memorandum of understanding signed between the Government and the FECTAM in the presence of the Chief Minister.
The meeting deliberately discussed the failure to give executive orders despite the MoU and also lamented that the college teachers are drawing the unrevised salary while the other government employees are receiving the revised pay and also two doses of DA, it said.
It further expressed the discontentment of the disparity meted out to the teachers and stated that the situation has greatly affected the enthusiasm of the teachers in discharging their normal duties. Terming it as a great lost to the society regarding the higher secondary education in the state, the teachers view the indifferent attitude of the government as gross violation of article 14 of the Indian Constitution.
Apart from resolving to boycott the Municipal Council Election the meet also adopted several other resolutions which included submitting an ultimatum to the government with June 4 as the deadline for issuing executive orders for implementation of the revised UGC scale pay in to to.
The meet also resolved to launch series of agitations from June 6 in case of failure on the part of the government to meet the deadline.
It elaborated that the agitations would be launched in phase wise, including a protest rally on June 6, sit in protest on daily basis by each college in turn from June 7, one day hunger strike on a date to be notified by the executive committee, cease work strike from June 15 which will be followed by “Mass Resignation” of the college teachers, in the event of unsatisfactory response from the Government. 

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Appeal for fixing water pipelines

IMPHAL May 22: The excavation works carried out for the sewage projects along the RIMS road had caused leakage to a pipeline, supplying water from Singda, under PHED, to the… Read more »

IMPHAL May 22: The excavation works carried out for the sewage projects along the RIMS road had caused leakage to a pipeline, supplying water from Singda, under PHED, to the area under Lalambung Takhellambam Leikai Youth Development Organization and in several parts of Thangmeiband localities which has caused immense inconveniences to the consumers, said a press release by the secretary of LTYDO.
Adding to the injury, infested water from the nearby drain has been seeping through the leakage on the pipe which has resulted in high chances of infection of water borne among the people of the area, the release added.
In relation with this problem, the release appealed the PHED Department to fix the problem at RIMS road within 10 days. The release further added that if the concerned department fail to act within the set deadline, than, LTYDO in association with other consumers of Thangmeiband would initiate various forms of agitations till the demand is met, it stated.

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Ban Plastic Bags Now

It is amazing that a single day of torrential rain yesterday and Imphal city was water-logged at many different areas. In another month or so, when the monsoon is upon… Read more »

It is amazing that a single day of torrential rain yesterday and Imphal city was water-logged at many different areas. In another month or so, when the monsoon is upon the state in full gusto, it is imaginable what the scenario would be. It is not as if this is a new development. Each year, the problem has been progressively becoming worse, implying that the government ought to have begun its remedial actions much earlier. But as they say, it is better late than never. It must now jump into action without further delay. Let us also remind the government that the loss is not just in terms of inconveniences caused to the general public but also in very real revenue losses as well. Take just one instance. The black topping on the roads of Imphal are not flood proof. As it is, they are done so thin and flimsy that even without water logging, rainwater seeps through them to wet and muddy the ground underneath them, inducing the bitumen and mortar surface to begin crumbling. This being the case, water-logging would definitely mean a great deal more damages to Imphal roads, and this is there for everybody to witness every year. Literally, every water-logged monsoon in the past decade or so has meant the washing away of considerable length of roads in the Imphal area alone.
There are two areas immediately actionable. One is in the area of clearing the clogged drains all over Imphal. In some areas, especially in the suburbs, many of the elaborate traditional drainage systems known as khongban have disappeared, thanks to encroachments by residents. It is perhaps true that the traditional drainage system were too big and but much less efficient than the more scientifically conceived and constructed modern drains, and hence their replacement was necessary to reclaim some valuable land without losing out on drainage capacities. But the problem is, while the traditional khongban have disappeared, their modern replacements are still either missing or where they have been installed they are badly constructed and virtually worthless, with the end effect that drain water easily gets clogged.
The second area of immediate action is the issue of disposable plastic shopping bags. These non bio-degradable bags not only make for very ugly sights at every garbage dump, official ones as well unofficial, but they ultimately become a chief agent for clogging city drains. In fact, as many in Imphal would have noticed, they even clog the Nambul River in the stretch of the river that passes by the western side of the Paona Bazar. The government must without further delay re-impose the ban that once existed on the use of plastic bags. Many other cities and indeed states have done it, and amongst the most successful in the northeast region is Sikkim. Indeed plastic bags are going out of fashion everywhere, including in the national capital Delhi as well as other big cities of the country and Manipur must not remain unconcerned. Not only do they clog, but since they are not bio-degradable, they make for virtually unmanageable city wastes. Banning them would thus also amount to a valuable contribution towards promoting healthy world ecology.
There would definitely be businesses and small industries based on making these bags even in the state. They would definitely suffer, but for the greater common good, they would have to find some other means to continue their businesses. The government, in the name of fair play, can also step in and provide them with easy loans and consultancy to shift their business to making shopping bags with other approved easily bio-degradable materials. But it must not like the last time bow down to lobbies which want the continuance of this extremely destructive practice. It must also be remembered that each year tonnes of plastic wastes are ultimately washed into the Loktak Lake where most of the rivers of the state flow into, and this obviously would hasten the death of the lake. The shift in the ecology of the entire state in such a consequence is beyond imagination, but all the same a very real prospect now. Let the government then act now without further delay and ban plastic bags strictly without any compromises. Slap huge fines as deterrent on any shop offering them. We also wonder what all our brigades of environmental NGOs have been doing in the regards. Should not the state have heard of campaigns by them towards the same end long ago? But let bygones be bygones, and they too must now come to the fore to help in the initiative. The ordinary citizens too must be willing to bear the inconvenience for ultimately they will all be the beneficiaries.

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IFP photo-journalist awarded

IMPHAL, May 22: Photo Journalist, Jinendra Maibam, of the Imphal Free Press, Reuters and Epao, have been selected for the “Journalist Sawata Award 2011” given by Samata Sahitya Academy head… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 22: Photo Journalist, Jinendra Maibam, of the Imphal Free Press, Reuters and Epao, have been selected for the “Journalist Sawata Award 2011” given by Samata Sahitya Academy head office Yavotmal Maharastra, said a statement of the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.
It said that the National award selection committee selected Jinendra Maibam for his outstanding works in the field of Photojournalist.

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Lakes identified for reclamation and preservation: P.C. Lawmkunga

IMPHAL May 22: The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed today at Kangla on the theme “Forest Biodiversity, Earth’s living treasure”. The observation was organized by Environment and Ecology… Read more »

IMPHAL May 22: The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed today at Kangla on the theme “Forest Biodiversity, Earth’s living treasure”. The observation was organized by Environment and Ecology Wing, Porompat, Imphal -05, Government of Manipur.
P.C. Lawmkunga, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Environment, government of Manipur graced the function as the chief guest. Resource persons from different academic fields were also present at the dais.
A formal tree plantation was held at Kangla in connection with the observation.
During the observation several indigenous fish (Pengba) were also released in the inner moat of Kangla led by the chief guest.
P.C. Lawmkunga, in his speech as the chief guest, asserted that as far as biodiversity is concerned, Manipur is also considered as one of the hotspot in the world. He opined that we should be aware of our environment. Before starting any projects like Tipaimuk project, capital project, etc that involved large areas of land,  proper environment impact assessments should be done to weigh its positive and negative influence on the environment, he added.
He also suggested to avoid any initiations that could negatively affect the environment in the name of development as far as possible. Expressing apprehension on the depletion of water bodies from various places in the state, he stated that it was very unfortunate. The state is reeling under acute water shortage, considering the problems of water scarcity in the state and other related issues, the Environment and Ecology Wing, Government of Manipur has initiated a project of reclaiming water bodies for preservation and conservation of several water bodies that are considered to be depleting and shrinking at an alarming rate, he further said. He said that altogether 21 numbers of government lakes for reclamation and preservation of water bodies were identified.
Various resource persons also spoke on the environmental and climatic issues resulted from over exploitations of natural resources. The function was attended by various school children, guests and officials of EEW.

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Foundation day

IMPHAL, May 22: Mangang Construction Private Limited Imphal celebrated its 2nd Foundation Day today at JN Manipur Dance Academy with an attractive cultural programme. The inaugural programme was attended by… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 22: Mangang Construction Private Limited Imphal celebrated its 2nd Foundation Day today at JN Manipur Dance Academy with an attractive cultural programme.
The inaugural programme was attended by retired chief engineer IFCD, L. Manihar as chief guest and secretary MPCC, Jotin Waikhom as president of the function.
While speaking at the function managing director of the Mangang Construction Private Limited Imphal, Humane Mutumcha said that the Mangang Construction Private Limited Imphal is one of the fastest growing construction companies of Manipur, focusing mainly on construction of building structures. And the company was incorporated in May 2009 and has its registered office at Minuthong, he stated.
He further said that in a short span of just two years since its incorporation, it has obtained various central government and state government projects like construction of private shopping complex, residential buildings.

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MPSC clinch 35th mens state league hockey title

IMPHAL, May 22: The Manipur Police Sports Club has clinched the 35th mens state hockey league title. In the last match of the league, MPSC defeated COSMO Wangkhei with a… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 22: The Manipur Police Sports Club has clinched the 35th mens state hockey league title.
In the last match of the league, MPSC defeated COSMO Wangkhei with a narrow margin of 3-2 goals.
MPSC wins the coveted state hockey league trophy with a cash prize of Rs 5000 while the runner-up COSMO had to content with the runners-up trophy and cash prize of Rs 3000. The third placed team YCCIC also won a trophy along with cash prize of Rs 2000.
Earlier in the last league match, COSMO took early lead with a 3rd minute goal scored by Herojit.
MPSC fought back and managed to level the score in the 28th minute when S Tarunkumar put in first goal for the winner.
MPSC overtook the lead from COSMO in the 43rd minute through a fine goal from Th Birjit. However, the lead could not last long as spirited COSMO player mounted pressure upon MPSC goalmouth and the scores were levelled at 2-2 with RK Bikramjit’s goal in the 45th minute.
But the day belong to MPSC as N Sunil scored third goal for the team in the 54th minute which eventually separated the two teams.

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Draft review of HIV State Policy prepared asserts I Ibohanbi

IMPHAL, May 22: The secretary of Manipur Legislature’s Forum on HIV and AIDS (MLFA) and MLA of Oinam Assembly Constituency Dr. I Ibohanbi  expressed that HIV/AIDS policy of the state… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 22: The secretary of Manipur Legislature’s Forum on HIV and AIDS (MLFA) and MLA of Oinam Assembly Constituency Dr. I Ibohanbi  expressed that HIV/AIDS policy of the state which was instituted in 1996 has become outdated.
The MLA was speaking at a One- day Constituency Covention on HIV and AIDS held at Namdunlong Baptist Church near Khuman Lampak today.
The convention was attended by MPCC president G. Gaikhangam and MTDC chairman and the MLA of Henglep constituency T. Manga Vaiphei and UNAIDS state coordinator Sushil Huidrom. Ibohanbi further stated that there are many programmes which are aimed at the benefits of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
To revised the HIV State Policy, a draft review has been prepared with consultation of Manipur Aids Control Society. The draft review will be brought to the attention of the state assembly and hopefully a new state policy will be passed. He also mentioned that to facilitate detection of HIV syndrome, the state govt. has also plans to purchase machinery to installed in all the district hospitals of the state. This will save, afford and facilitate the affected persons in the far flung districts.
Speaking as chief guest G. Gaikhangam stated that the means to control the HIV pandemic lies within the public and how informed they are about the virus. In the globalized world one has to refrain from stigmatizing the affected persons as HIV positive status can be compared with a person having diabetics or high blood pressure.
He said that with proper care and medication one need not die due to the affection of HIV prematurely.  He mantains such awareness programme as higly beneficial to the public in spreading awareness, and such through programme the public thus can understand the means of protecting oneself from being affected.

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Urban Development Yes, Management Questionable: Manipur`s current issues

By Amar YumnamManipur is right now facing some veritable issues relating to the development and the management of her capital, the Imphal city. The development issues relate to the environmental… Read more »

By Amar YumnamManipur is right now facing some veritable issues relating to the development and the management of her capital, the Imphal city. The development issues relate to the environmental (dust, mud and similar pollutions; the noise pollution is yet to enter the thinking of the people of the land), improvement of the existing logistics and infrastructure and amenities, and efforts towards installing new facilities. The management problems are those relating to traffic, clustering of locations and social impact issues of the improvement and development activities.
Impressive Yes: The recent interventions affecting changes in Imphal city are impressive in so far as they relate to improvements of facilities and creation of new amenities.  They are impressive because, for the first time in any development activity in living memory, there are signs of application of mind and social and engineering design commitments in these.
Here we may recall some basic roles of an urban area. Urbanisation in any social context should be a basic foundation for modernisation and technological change. This should also serve as the place for interaction and integrity among the different segments of the population. While endeavouring to play these roles, the basic requirement is not to outgrow itself in which case the possible negative characteristics would outstrip the positive externalities of urbanisation. Once such a stage reaches a critical point, the city becomes a centre of crime and place for absence of rule of law difficult to re-establish governance. In other words, a city can grow only up to a level where it can sustain itself in terms of normal conduct of business, interaction of people and interchange of ideas and provision of access and amenities without compromising on the level of comforts. To all these, we now have a twenty-first century dimension to urban governance, which relates to security; the city should be such that ensuring security and restoration of security atmosphere without much loss of time if once disturbed by terrorist attacks  can be affected.
The recent developmental interventions, post the flyover, indicate efforts to cater to all these requirements of a city. The fiasco, historical and social, of the Imphal flyover seems to have sunk into the minds of the Imphal city planners, and they now seem eager to remedy this by a new set of rationale interventions. To this extent, the new developments and changes are to be lauded.
Management of Changes:   While the developmental interventions are to be appreciated as stated above, we must categorically point out that the management of the changes betray absolute lack of application of mind and streaks of non-democratic orientation. We now seem any instances of putting the cart before the horse in introducing the changes, and a kind of conviction where the police forces are being projected as the sole means for development orientation. Unfortunately, we fail to appreciate why so many violations of the new rules are being committed by the vehicles of uniform personnel and vehicles of ‘very important persons’; all these are dangerous portends for a democracy and instances which can ultimately jeopardise all the good intentions accompanying the recent interventions. If we are effecting urban development, we must also be aware of the global lessons in urbanisation.
We understand that any kind of development intervention would generally have the impact of benefitting some and disturbing the interests of some others. Accordingly, it is important that the governance of the impact be such that the negative impacts be minimised, if not neutralised, and at least conditions are generated for the adversely affected people to bear the temporary adversities without much hardship. But this cardinal lesson seems to have been missed out by the city planners and administrators. One instance-exemplar of the lack of management is the case of the street vendors. It is true that all now existing and those who would be emerging in the future cannot be accommodated in the existing city centre. The clearance of the city centre from their presence is right, but the timing is absolutely wrong. As mentioned above, the street vendors would definitely have to bear the cost of inconveniences when forced out to a new place. However – given the historical, social and economic role of our women- the policy makers should have been alive to the necessities for addressing the adverse impact these women would face when forced to move to Lamphelpat. Before forcing them out to Lamphelpat, all the accesses should have been put in order in the first place, but it is quite the contrary. A marketplace is one where both sellers and buyers can easily access and interact. This fundamental principle has been violated to the core. Further, this has negatively affected in the second round the markets in the greater Imphal areas which were earlier dependent on bulk morning purchases for retailing in the rest of the day. One can easily imagine the kind of bitterness and negative impact these must have generated.
Another instance is the case of traffic management. For the new non-entry and non-parking regulations to be sustainable and thus have lasting effectiveness, it is important that we have a clustering and then zoning approach to the city. This way, we could generate a kind of labour-intensive activity atmosphere in the city while not jeopardising the present approach. Once again, the will has been imposed, and the security agencies have been pressed into a cause for developmental intervention.
Final Comment: In fine, we would definitely like to say that the governance of development in the land and for that matter anywhere needs to be aware of the impact management dimensions of the needed interventions. The lack of this understanding is particularly marked in otherwise good urban interventions in Imphal today post-the flyover. Further, we should now be shedding the entrenched impact of the long existence under the army law where everything is to be controlled by the forces in uniform. What is important in a democracy and thus sustainable is the establishment of a system which people would spontaneously imbibe. Further this system would give no exceptions, as is wont in Manipur to the security forces and the very important persons, for once exceptions are maintained in public domain, the future of democracy is at stake.

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Electrocuted

IMPHAL, May 21: A BRTF truck driver was electrocuted today along the NH-53 near Kaiphundai at about 10: am in the morning. The victim is identified as one Md. Sarimul-Islam… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 21: A BRTF truck driver was electrocuted today along the NH-53 near Kaiphundai at about 10: am in the morning.
The victim is identified as one Md. Sarimul-Islam Laskar, 25, s/o Md. Alliuddin Laskar of Sona Bharighat, Silchar Assam.
Sources said the driver was electrocuted when his truck accidentally got hooked to a High Voltage Transmission wire suspended loosely above the highway near Kaiphundai, Tamenglong district.

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One apprehended

IMPHAL, May 21: The 46 Assam Rifles today arrested a extortionist from the National Highway 150 on May 20. A PIB release has stated that acting on a complain from… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 21: The 46 Assam Rifles today arrested a extortionist from the National Highway 150 on May 20.
A PIB release has stated that acting on a complain from the Tipaimukh Road Area Business Development Association of demands for extortion and harassment to vehicles plying on NH-150 in Churachandpur district by USRA cadres, 46 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 27 Sector Assam Rifles on 20 May, immediately launched for investigation and ascertaining the facts.
It added that the column furthering its efforts, in a short span of time, identified and apprehended the culprit.
According to the release the individual apprehended by the AR team from Chonkhajao village has been  identified as one  Khual Khual alias Tiger of the USRA group.
The arrested individual has also accepted his acts and was handed over to the police, the PIB release mentioned.

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Last rite of Bishnupur boy performed

IMPHAL, May 21: The last rite of 4 year old Thiyam Robiroy of Bishnupur, who was found dead hanged in a suspicious manner, has been performed amidst a tearful scene… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 21: The last rite of 4 year old Thiyam Robiroy of Bishnupur, who was found dead hanged in a suspicious manner, has been performed amidst a tearful scene today.
The lifeless body of the boy was claimed by the family this afternoon from RIMS mortuary amidst controversy surrounding the dead. The family members and JAC claiming the dead as a murder has already urged the government to book the culprits involved in the incident within seven days starting from May 20 failing which they warned to take up certain forms of agitation.   
Thiyam Robiroy alias Ton, 4 s/o Th Rocky of Ningthoukhong Kha Khunou Ward No.4. was found dead hanging at the compound of the Ibudhou Thangarel Haraobung under Bishnupur police on May 18 afternoon. Strangulation signs was found at the victim’s neck besides both his hands and legs being tied, sparking an extreme outcry not only from the family but from various sections.

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ESU lifts U-16 Birchandra football trophy

IMPHAL, May 21: Eastern Sporting Union, Wangkhei has lifted this year’s Th Birchandra Football Academy U-16 football trophy after defeating TBSFA. In the thrilling final match played today at Toubungkhok,… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 21: Eastern Sporting Union, Wangkhei has lifted this year’s Th Birchandra Football Academy U-16 football trophy after defeating TBSFA.
In the thrilling final match played today at Toubungkhok, the Wangkhei club rely on a spot kick delivered by N Loken in the 23 minute which found the net. The match ended in 1-0 in favour of ESU.
ESU earn the spot kick as TBSFA defender Chingkheinganba handled the ball inside penalty area.
Referee Sh Suresh had no hesitation in awarding a spot kick to ESU and Chingkheinganba was sent off.
The winning team took home cash prize of Rs 25000  with a rolling trophy while the runners-up TBSFA was richer by Rs 15,000 with a rolling trophy.
The best fair play award of the tournament was bagged by YWC Malom.
JL Fimate of TBSFA was declared man of the tournament and he was richer by Rs 2000 with a trophy while best defender’s trophy was bagged by N Rohit also of TBSFA.
Most promising player of the league was given to N Loken of ESU while Y Suraj also of ESU was given best goal keepers trophy.
Top scorer of the tournament carrying cash prize of Rs 2000 and trophy was shared between JL Fimate of TBSFA and Raisomi of YOSC.

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SSA wins in state hockey league

IMPHAL, May 21: SSA Charangpat defeated MEIRAA Bashikhong in a match of the 35th mens state hockey league championship being held at Khuman Lampak. SSA won the match with the… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 21: SSA Charangpat defeated MEIRAA Bashikhong in a match of the 35th mens state hockey league championship being held at Khuman Lampak.
SSA won the match with the humiliating 10-4 goals.
H Mani scored seven goals for SSA while S Bishwokumar scored two and Th Rockey scored one goal.
All the four goals for MEIRAA were scored by Th Kirankumar.

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Anniversary function

IMPHAL May 21: The 22nd Anniversary Function of Indian Dental Association, Manipur State branch was celebrated on May 20 at the Classic Hotel, Imphal, said a press release by the… Read more »

IMPHAL May 21: The 22nd Anniversary Function of Indian Dental Association, Manipur State branch was celebrated on May 20 at the Classic Hotel, Imphal, said a press release by the secretary, IDA, Manipur.
The release further added that the function was presided over by Dr. T. Nabachandra Singh, president of the association while Dr. L. Budhachandra Singh, president (Elect) and Dr. Rk. Ratankumar Singh, secretary, IDA, Manipur state branch were in the dais.
A scientific session was held during the function and later in the evening a musical nite was also organized, the release added.

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Miss Manipur 2011

IMPHAL May 26: Miss Manipur 2011, will be held on May 31 at BOAT at 5 pm, said a press release by the general secretary of Four Hopes.

IMPHAL May 26: Miss Manipur 2011, will be held on May 31 at BOAT at 5 pm, said a press release by the general secretary of Four Hopes.

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Anti-terrorism day observed

IMPHAL May 20: By taking a pledge the Anti- Terrorism Day 2001 was observed by the DOEACC centre, Imphal today, as per instruction of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government… Read more »

IMPHAL May 20: By taking a pledge the Anti- Terrorism Day 2001 was observed by the DOEACC centre, Imphal today, as per instruction of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, said a press release by the Administrative Officer of the centre.
The release further added that Nameirakpam Debachandra Singh, Scientist/Engineer “E” of the centre conducted the pledge taking ceremony.

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Talent search show

IMPHAL May 20: The audition for talent search show “Explore me” which was scheduled to be conducted at Bheigyachandra open air theatre on May 26, was held on May 19… Read more »

IMPHAL May 20: The audition for talent search show “Explore me” which was scheduled to be conducted at Bheigyachandra open air theatre on May 26, was held on May 19 at the Indoor stadium Khuman Lampak, Imphal said a press release by the secretary general,L.Rojit Meitei of Vision De Socio Upliftment Association, Heirok, Manipur. 30 participants were selected, as stated previously, during the audition, the release added. The selected participants were appealed to reach BOAT before 4pm on May 26 to take their T-shirts, the release further added.

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Foundation day celebration

IMPHAL, May 20: The Manipur State Pensioners Union is celebrating its 11th Foundation Day on May 22 at the office premise of the JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO. A release… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 20: The Manipur State Pensioners Union is celebrating its 11th Foundation Day on May 22 at the office premise of the JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO.
A release of the Pensioner’s Union appeal pensioner and family pensioners to positively take part in the celebration.

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