Joint Executive Meeting of AZSUM-AMN and ZSUM

IMPHAL, May 5: A joint meeting of AZSUM-AMN and ZSUM was held at Namdunlong, Imphal on the fifth of May, discussing on the following agenda:-1)Election of new ZSUM Executives and… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 5: A joint meeting of AZSUM-AMN and ZSUM was held at Namdunlong, Imphal on the fifth of May, discussing on the following agenda:-1)Election of new ZSUM Executives and appointment of Election Commission 2)Election of ZSU Tamei area Executives.3)Expel of Mr. Thaingamlung Thaimei(Finance Secy.), in a press release by AZSU-AMN.

Resolutions were arrived at the meeting for the constitution of Election Commission, election of ZSU Tamei area, termination of Finance Secy., ZSUM and improvement on the condition of schools, roads, transport and communication, it further added.

Arunachal CM chopper crash: 2 bodies identified

New Delhi, May 4 (CNN-IBN): Missing Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu`s helicopter crash site has been located in the area of Lobothang, according to Union Home Ministry. The search… Read more »

New Delhi, May 4 (CNN-IBN): Missing Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu`s helicopter crash site has been located in the area of Lobothang, according to Union Home Ministry. The search party is now trying to reach the bodies which have been sighted just north of Sela Pass, the third highest pass in the world.

Search parties are moving in from three areas towards the crash site. The first party has started from Ramasapper, the second from Jung Waterfalls and the third from Lobothang. The nearest habitation to the crash site is a place called Sujula and reaching Sujula from Lobothang, which is six kms away, is going to take time.

The six km long road is snow filled and strong winds are making it tough for helicopters to land near the crash site. Home Ministry sources say that the search teams are unlikely to reach crash site on Wednesday as the area is snow laden.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said that some villagers had reached the crash site and have seen five bodies.

“Some villagers have reached the crash site and they had interrupted communication with the DIG at the control room.

According to the communication by the villagers two bodies are recognised and three bodies are charred beyond recognition. No official team has been able to reach the spot. So official confirmation is awaited,” Chidambaram said in New Delhi.

“A Cheetah helicopter flew over the site and noticed helicopter debris and some bodies at the site. Though it will take some more time before there could be an official confirmation but the news is grim and sad,” he added.

“The spot where the debris has been located is near Sela pass,” said Kiren Rijiju, Advisor to Arunachal Chief Minister.
“The terrain is very difficult. It will take at least one day to reach there. The area is snow bound and the altitude is very high. We are on the way to the spot. We may reach there by midnight,” Rijiju added.

Three bodies sighted
Three bodies were sighted along with wreckage of an aircraft at a place on the path the helicopter carrying Dorjee Khandu and four others had taken and the worst is feared.

Breaking information that is “not encouraging and not good news”, Home Minister P Chidambaram said at a place between Kyela and Lobothang a party sent by circle officer sighted what appears to be an aircraft.

“They have sighted three bodies. This sighting has been made from a height. They have not been able to go down to the place where the aircraft is crashed. The message has been given to the nearest Army post which is sending a team,” he said.

“The search party will take about half-an-hour to one hour to reach the suspected crash site,” he said.

Chidambaram said that an Army team has been dispatched on foot to the crash site and “we will know more about the crash site and the bodies lying there once they reach there”.

The place is located at a height of 4900 metres and, therefore, it will take some time and difficulty to reach there, he said.

“When they reach there, they will communicate to us what they have found there,” the Home Minister said, adding he was unable to state as to what type of aircraft or whose bodies they were.

“But I am afraid it is on the flight path of the chopper after it had taken off from Tawang. We are keeping our fingers crossed and let us wait for the official word to come from the team,” he said.

The single engine four-seater Pawan Hans helicopter with Dorjee and four others on board went missing soon after taking off from Tawang on Saturday.

Besides Khandu, others on board were pilots Captain J S Babbar, Captain T S Mamik, Khandu s security officer Yeshi Choddak and Yeshi Lhamu, sister of Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup.

Inclement weather had prevented teams from carrying out aerial searches.

NH 53 work handed over to state

IMPHAL May 4: The road construction work of the National Highway 53, Barak to Imphal stretch currently undertaken by the BRO has been handed over to the state PWD department,… Read more »

IMPHAL May 4: The road construction work of the National Highway 53, Barak to Imphal stretch currently undertaken by the BRO has been handed over to the state PWD department, senior cabinet minister L Jayanta told mediapersons as per resolve of a cabinet meet held at the Chief Minister`™s secretariat today.

The Jessami road (Ukhrul) construction will also be undertaken by the state PWD whereas the Tengnoupal to Jessami road works will be carried out by the BRO.

The link roads from Khuyathong to Lamphel Fisheries Department crossing via Watham Leirak, from Khuyathong to Lilashing Khongnakhong ,from Maharani Bridge to Khuyathong, from North AOC to Khongnang Ani Karak and Minuthong will be expanded and the expansion process will start soon, the length of expansion for the roads will vary accordingly, he said.

The land acquisition will be carried out by the state government after negotiating with the pattadars and not at a fixed rate as done previously.

Following a request from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India to open a University in the state which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 30 crores, the cabinet has approved the request of the institute to provide them a site for the institute in principle.

Further, for expansion of JNIMS, the government will acquire village number 25, located at Khurai Soibam Leikai after negotiating rates with the pattadars.

The Modern college located at Porompat crossing will be shifted to the official complex of the SP (Imphal East) after completion of building the requisite infrastructures.

The cabinet meet also approve new jurisdictions for Andro, Sagolmang, Yaingangpokpi and Maphou police stations have also been alloted.

UG held

IMPHAL, May 4: Troops of 4/8 Gorkha Rifles at North Khunau under Loktak Brigade of Red Sheild Division accompanied by Bishnupur Police Commandos apprehended a cadre of UNLF on the… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: Troops of 4/8 Gorkha Rifles at North Khunau under Loktak Brigade of Red Sheild Division accompanied by Bishnupur Police Commandos apprehended a cadre of UNLF on the third of May from Bishnupur market, according to a press release by the Bureau of Defense Wing, Government of India.

It further added, the cadre was identified as Wangkhem Deven alias Chingnamba, 32years old, s/o Wangkhem Kulachandra Singh from Lamlai Karasom, Inphal East district, who was later handed over to Bishnupur Police Station.

Narcotics Anonymous convention

IMPHAL May 4: The fourth convention of the North East Regional Forum of Narcotics Anonymous is scheduled to be held at the Retreat House, Mantripukhri beginning May 6. The convention… Read more »

IMPHAL May 4: The fourth convention of the North East Regional Forum of Narcotics Anonymous is scheduled to be held at the Retreat House, Mantripukhri beginning May 6. The convention is organized by Imphal Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous. The convention will be attended by NA members from across the globe and will continue for 3 days. The convention will see workshops, speaker meeting,fellowship and other entertainment programs. NA members of the state are requested to attend the convention to make it a successful event, a press release by Bijesh, chairperson of the convention stated in a press release.

FLAM, IMVFA moved into quarter final of Challenge cup

IMPHAL, May 4: FLAM and IMVFA have moved into the quarter final of the 13th Challenge Cup veteran football tournament being held at Mapal Kangjeibung. In their pre-quarter final matches… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: FLAM and IMVFA have moved into the quarter final of the 13th Challenge Cup veteran football tournament being held at Mapal Kangjeibung.

In their pre-quarter final matches played today FLAM overcome VSAN with a solitary goal while IMVFA defeated VSAI with the same goal margin.

Today`™s first match for the quarter final berth between FLAM and VSAN was keenly contested and the match saw some ugly scenes too.

After Azizur put FLAM ahead in the 43rd minute, VSAN player tried hard for an equaliser which however do not materialise till the end of regulation time despite mounting pressure upon the FLAM side.

In the 51st minute, Khogen of FLAM and Ruhikanta of VSAN were sent off by match referee as they engaged in physical contact and even getting started to fight in the field.

In the second match, IMVFA managed to hold on to a lone goal advantage which was scored in early part of the match by Azad. Azad`™s winning goal for IMVFA was scored in the 4th minute.

Distribution programme

IMPHAL, May 4: The Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency Development Forum had organized a distribution programme for various pensions and benefits schemes for Thangmeiband A/C, today. The function was held at the… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: The Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency Development Forum had organized a distribution programme for various pensions and benefits schemes for Thangmeiband A/C, today. The function was held at the residence of Jyotin Waikhom, secretary, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Thangmeiband Hijam Leikai.

The distribution programme was attended by Jyotin Waikhom, as chief guest, Th. Ibotombi, president, Thangmeiband Block Congress Committee, as functional president and Thambaljao Phaomei, councilor, ward No. 25, A. Jiwanlata Devi councilor ward No. 2, S Surangini, councilor, ward No. 3 and Soraisam ongbi Binarani Devi, social worker as the guests of honour of the distribution programme.

The pensions were distributed to altogether 61 beneficiaries from the Thangmeiband A/C. The beneficiary schemes included old aged pension, once in a year, widows`™ pension, once in 18 months, family benefits, one time and disables`™ pension, once in 18 months.

The amount distributed for each schemes were Rs2400 for old aged, Rs.3600 for widows, Rs. 10,000 given once for family benefits scheme and Rs. 3600 for Disable pension.

FIFA, AIFF officials to visit state for installation of artificial turf

IMPHAL, May 4: Installation of artificial turf for football ground at Khuman Lampak is likely to begin soon. According to a release of the AMFA, one official each of world… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: Installation of artificial turf for football ground at Khuman Lampak is likely to begin soon.
According to a release of the AMFA, one official each of world football governing body FIFA and AIFF will be coming to the state to begin installation work.

The two officials will arrive on May 5, an AMFA release said.

The names of the officials who are to visit the state for installation of artificial football turf are Eric Gordon Harrison, FIFA official and BMR Mehta of AIFF.

MEIRAA wins in state league hockey

IMPHAL, May 4: MEIRAA beat YAC by 8-1 in the 35th mens state league hockey tournament being held at Khuman Lampak Hockey stadium. In the second match, UYAC defeated SYUC… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: MEIRAA beat YAC by 8-1 in the 35th mens state league hockey tournament being held at Khuman Lampak Hockey stadium. In the second match, UYAC defeated SYUC by 3-1.

For MEIRAA, Th Kirankumar scored four goals while N Baskar scored two in the 4th and 47th minute. Th Tompok and N Rohesh too scored one goal each. The lone goal for YAC was scored by H Bikram in the 50th minute.

In the second match, UYAC moved ahead with M Dinapal`™s goal in the 20th minute. M Minpal increased the margin with another goal in the 26th minute while Dinapal again scored third goal for the team in the 36th minute.

S Robin scored the only goal for SYUC in the 49th minute.

AMFA football selection

IMPHAL, May 4: All Manipur Football Association is to conduct a selection competition at the earliest to select one club for participation in the Manchester United Tournament to be held… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: All Manipur Football Association is to conduct a selection competition at the earliest to select one club for participation in the Manchester United Tournament to be held from May 16 at Pune, Maharastra. The tournament to be organised by the AIFF is open for players born on or after January, 1, 1996.

AMFA inform interested Clubs (affiliated units of the DSAs/DFAs) to send their entry along with a fee of Rs 1000 latest by May 7 with recommendation of the concern DSA/DFA.

Scholars` Pakshimi High School, Ukhrul celebrating the Annual Sports day at TNL ground

From John K. Kaping UKHRUL, May 4: The Annual Sports Day of the Ukhrul Scholars` Pakshimi High School has kicked-started today its opening Ceremony at Ukhrul Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL)… Read more »

From John K. Kaping
UKHRUL, May 4: The Annual Sports Day of the Ukhrul Scholars` Pakshimi High School has kicked-started today its opening Ceremony at Ukhrul Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) Ground today morning.It very imperative to be noted that the event of “Sports Meet” days is one of the most interesting moments or remarkable that no single student forget the events memories in future when they grow-up.

Of nearly thousand number of students of the Scholars` P/H School both boys and girls categorized in the cluster groups of Blue, Green, Yellow and Red houses took an enthusiastic participation in the Opening Ceremony occasion scheduled the fixture games as per the rules and regulations laid down strictly by the School authority and its teaching staffs assigned at respective sports items following keen initiatives adhering the rules and regulations.

The school students had played a very successful competitions games or items including to those of Junior and senior boys foot-ball match, Vollley-ball match between the girls and boys students in four counterpart houses each played, the game of Tug of War between boys and girls were also played maintaining in a very “enthusiastic or good game spirit” manner. The final foot-ball match for junior and senior boys,Volleyball of boys and girls, Tug of War and race are to played on 5th May next. According to the School`s Annual Sports Meet Fixture.

Birchandra memorial football

IMPHAL, May 4: Linthoi FC, GSC, TBSFA and YOSC have entered semi final of the 3rd Th Birchandra memorial football academy U-13 football tournament being held at Toubungkhok. In the… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 4: Linthoi FC, GSC, TBSFA and YOSC have entered semi final of the 3rd Th Birchandra memorial football academy U-13 football tournament being held at Toubungkhok.

In the first quarter final match played today Linthoi FC defeated NSU by 3-1 while GSC defeated NYASO in the second match.

In the third quarter final, TBSFA defeated LUFA with 3-1 score while in the last quarter final match played today YOSC of Khurai defeated BMSC by 7-1 goals.

Linthoi FC will clash with YOSC in the first semi final while TBSFA will play GSC in the second semi final. Both the semi final matches will be played on May 6 at Toubungkhok.

Kumar Kom Appeals

As Mr. James (Mugundhan), CEO UNIGROUP, failed to keep his promise, I would like to say a big sorry and my apology to all the respected leaders and investors for… Read more »

As Mr. James (Mugundhan), CEO UNIGROUP, failed to keep his promise, I would like to say a big sorry and my apology to all the respected leaders and investors for being unable to fulfill the desire of the investors. As per James`™s assurance at Malaysia and as per the telephonic conversation almost every day, he kept on telling me that he will be clearing the payout before the end of April, but the month has ended and nothing got materialize. Still then, I will keep on pressurizing him until and unless we get back our money. He still kept on saying that he will return the capital amount sooner or later.

Therefore, I sincerely request all the respected leaders and investors to kindly support in forming a committee or welfare so as to make alternative arrangement along with the committee to bring out some amicable solution of the prevailing situation in order to safeguard the people and to avoid unwanted troubles and violence. Trouble and violence will bring only destruction and lost and therefore, I humbly request all the investors to kindly understand and bear with me for some more time and shun any sort of violence. In the meantime, I will pursue to my level best to get back our principle amount with the committee. And whatever the funds coming from the company will be made directly credited in the committee`™s account. And I will not stop fighting the company till we achieve our desire goal and everything is possible when we all unitedly work together. Once again, I humbly request all the investors to kindly support and cooperate with me and the leaders as we are trying our very best to come out of our problem. An information office will be open in Imphal at the earliest possible time.

While we are trying our very best to come out of the prevailing situation investors are humbly requested not to create any troubles/hindrance.

Thanking your for kind cooperation and support.
Please send your feedback/suggestion to “investors.welfare@gmail.com”

Parking shifted

IMPHAL, May 3: The directorate of transport in a notification has notified that the existing Moreh Parking of Tata Sumos/M-Vans belonging to Moreh-Imphal Jeep and Tata Sumo Taxi service welfare… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 3: The directorate of transport in a notification has notified that the existing Moreh Parking of Tata Sumos/M-Vans belonging to Moreh-Imphal Jeep and Tata Sumo Taxi service welfare association, Imphal Moreh block owner welfare association and Indo-Myanmar road self employed van owners drivers association, will be shifted at the space available in front of Moirangkhom bazaar, eastern road side of NH-39 with immediate effect and until further order.

It clarified that the notification is issued in view of the disturbances caused due to laying of pipes for the sewerage project and other related development works taken up by the PWD/PDA/BSNL, Manipur along the Kanglapark stretch, NH-39.

At the same time it has informed that the order is issued as per the decisions taken in the TPRC meeting held on May 2 at 5 pm.

AR apprehends wild life products

IMPHAL May 3: The troops of 29 Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR(South) launched operation in general area of Sita track on the first of May and intercepted four individuals with… Read more »

IMPHAL May 3: The troops of 29 Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR(South) launched operation in general area of Sita track on the first of May and intercepted four individuals with banned wild life products in a Maruti Gypsy Regd MN-01K 2067, heading towards Moreh. All the individuals were from Tengnoupal and were identified as Douzathang Paocha, 31 years old , s/O Khai Lhun, Helun Mate, 30 years old, s/o Lilen and Mamang Mate, 25years old, according to press release by the 29 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR(SOUTH).

It further added that 15 kgs of Tiger bones with two skulls, one tiger skin weighing 4.5 kgs and was handed over to the Forest Department, Imphal after an FIR was lodged with Tegnoupal Police Station.

In yet another similar incident, the troops apprehended a Myanmarese national at around 4.30 p.m. on the first of May without valid document, who was identified as Myintoo alias Peter alias Bunny Pao, 38years old, s/o Uah Yel from Kyang Tong, Shan(Myanmar).One fake Indian driving license, wallet, mobile phone with Thailand SIM card ,two Myanmar SIM cards, one Indian SIM, foreign visiting cards along Indian and Thailand currency and was handed over to Tegnoupal Police Station, it further added.

KCP (Maoist) claims

IMPHAL May 3: The assistant publicity secretary of the KCP (Maoist), Nonglen Meitei in a press release stated that the grenade attack at the residence of one Thongam Nobin of… Read more »

IMPHAL May 3: The assistant publicity secretary of the KCP (Maoist), Nonglen Meitei in a press release stated that the grenade attack at the residence of one Thongam Nobin of Lamsang, who is the right hand man of MLA Brajabidhu was perpetrated by the outfit.

The release further stated that the outfit carried out the action to show that the workers of MLA Brajabidhu can be attacked at anytime, the grenade was not primed to avoid casualty to family members of Thongam Nobin but if the misconducts of his close workers continue, then it cannot be promised by the outfit that human causalities will not occur in future. The meira paibis should refrain from holding protests because the attacks carried out against the MLA and his workers are completely justified, the release added.

Trade Union Day observed

IMPHAL, May 3: The Indian National Trade Union Congress, Manipur branch observed the 64th foundation day of the trade union today at the conference hall of the electricity employees`™ Union… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 3: The Indian National Trade Union Congress, Manipur branch observed the 64th foundation day of the trade union today at the conference hall of the electricity employees`™ Union Keishampat.

The day was graced by M. Oken, MLA Heirok Assembly Constituency and E. Dolendro, as the chief guest and president respectively.

Rotary club

IMPHAL May 3: As a part of its ongoing community service under the `heart to heart`™ project, the Rotary Club of Imphal sent two children suffering from congenital heart disease… Read more »

IMPHAL May 3: As a part of its ongoing community service under the `heart to heart`™ project, the Rotary Club of Imphal sent two children suffering from congenital heart disease to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi for open heart surgeries today.
A release of the club has identified as Bleson Kom, 9, s/o Shankup Kom of Sagang village, Churachandpur and N Preeti Devi, 3, d/o N Sailendo Singh of Kakching Khullen.

The two children who were accompanied by their parents were seen off at the Imphal airport by the club`™s president, rotarian Dr M Madhumangal Singh and its public relations chairman, rotarian W Kened Kumar, it added.
In all the club has facilitated open heart surgeries to 33 children, belonging to families below poverty line, who were born with congenital heart disease or holes in their hearts, stated the release.

Lai Harouba

MOREH, May 3: The Ima Kondong Lairembi “Lai Harouba” will commence from May 6 onward till May 17. The residents of Moreh and the state are invited by the Ima… Read more »

MOREH, May 3: The Ima Kondong Lairembi “Lai Harouba” will commence from May 6 onward till May 17. The residents of Moreh and the state are invited by the Ima Kondong Lairembi Thougal lup joint secretary A Lalit to participate in the ceremony to invoke blessings from the deity.

Visarev meeting

IMPHAL May 3: Visarev Investors Association in a press release by the convenor L Premananda has stated that a seminar cum public meeting will be held at GM Hall on… Read more »

IMPHAL May 3: Visarev Investors Association in a press release by the convenor L Premananda has stated that a seminar cum public meeting will be held at GM Hall on April 5.

The release stated that the seminar will be attended by intellectuals and other state personalities as resource persons and will deliberate on the future course of action to be adopted by the association in order to recoup their investments. The release further stated that many individuals after perpetrating various pyramid schemes has absconded the state with ill gotten wealth, the association will pursue any means available to bring the culprits to book, the release said
The association appeals the investors to take part in the program.