Hearing of Satyabhama case on October 17

IMPHAL, Oct 1 NNN : The three accused in the Ningombam Satyabhama murder case appeared in the court of Imphal West District and Sessions Judge here on Tuesday, but the next hearing of the case has been fixed on October 17. However, the trio had to give their signatures inside the prison van for their […]

Accused in Satyabhama killing case produced before court.

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IMPHAL, Oct 1 NNN : The three accused in the Ningombam Satyabhama murder case appeared in the court of Imphal West District and Sessions Judge here on Tuesday, but the next hearing of the case has been fixed on October 17.
However, the trio had to give their signatures inside the prison van for their appearance before the court as large number of women hailing from several women organizations including Khwairamband bazaar vendors stormed the Chierap Court complex shouting slogans.
All the accused remained inside the van because the situation appeared insecure for them to personally present before the Judge as the agitating women started shouting slogans after surrounding the accused.
The Judge then put off the next hearing of the case on October 17.
The women protestors held placards that read “We Demand Justice for Satyabhama and “Hang the Culprits.”
The prison van later sped away from the site under heavy security arrangement.
The three accused in the Satyabhama brutal murder case are Toijam Theus, 27, of Thambalkhong Sabal Leikai, Thoudam Jibon, 27, of Irilbung Macha Ahal Mayai Leikai and Biju Kshetrimayum 28, of Irilbung Bazaar.
Satyabhama, a research scholar of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) was found murdered at Bashikhong Loumanbi in Imphal East district on April 3, 2013.

Hijam Irawat remembered

The leader of Manipur Janneta Hijam Irawat was remember throughout the state and some parts of outside Manipur by remembering his 117th birth anniversary today. A function was held at Uripok Ningthoukhongjam Leikai in which candles were litted and the club building being decorated with colourful lights. The main function was held at Lamyanba Shanglen, […]

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The leader of Manipur Janneta Hijam Irawat was remember throughout the state and some parts of outside Manipur by remembering his 117th birth anniversary today.
A function was held at Uripok Ningthoukhongjam Leikai in which candles were litted and the club building being decorated with colourful lights.
The main function was held at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace compound. Veteran CPI leader com. M. Ibohal, M. Mangi, Chairman of Irawat Celebration committee, Dr. M. Nara, CPI state secy. and others attended the celebration. A march pass competition participated by 40 contingents was also held.
The day was also held at THAU ground. A march pass competition was also held. 22 contingents took part in the competition. The day was also held in Assam state. Various NGOs, clubs also observed the historic day in different localities. The day organized by Janneta Irawat Birth day celebration committee was also observed at MDU Hall. Ex-MLA, N. Sobhakiran, N. Tombi, president JD(U), Dr. Yumnam Ibopishak, Sarat Salam and N. Kabita Devi were the presidium members.

Tikendrajit wins Guitarist award

IMPHAL, Sept 28 NNN: Tikendrajit Keisham from Keishamthong Bazar, Imphal has won the coveted Furtados Ultimate Guitarist 2013 (Judges Choice) award. The prize is a Gibson Les Paul 60’s Guitar. He was adjudged as Judges Choice from amongst the top 15 finalists who hailed from different parts of the country. Tikendrajit Keisham, a student of […]

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IMPHAL, Sept 28 NNN: Tikendrajit Keisham from Keishamthong Bazar, Imphal has won the coveted Furtados Ultimate Guitarist 2013 (Judges Choice) award.
The prize is a Gibson Les Paul 60’s Guitar. He was adjudged as Judges Choice from amongst the top 15 finalists who hailed from different parts of the country. Tikendrajit Keisham, a student of first year Computer Science and Engineering at Manipur Institute of Technology Takyelpat,Imphal participated in the competition by submitting his live video of playing backing track provided by the Furtados for the competition in the video sharing channel Youtube. The backing tracks for his particular video was composed by Daniel Kenneth Rego who was one of the members of the jury of the contest. With hundreds of guitarists (including professionals) competing nationwide, 15 finalists were selected.
Furtados”, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Established in 1865, with a heritage of 145 years, Furtados has been deeply associated with the development of music culture in India – whether it be hosting the Trinity Guildhall examinations, importing the biggest and the best brands of musical instruments or providing a variety of gear to musicians across the country. In the past few years, it has taken pioneering steps in developing a modern and internationally comparable retail network across the country.
The Furtados Ultimate Guitarist Video Contest is a 3-month long Battle in search for the best guitarist in India. The Battle went through a series of public voting rounds and selection by prestigious judges.
The judges are Sahil Makhija (Demonic Resurrection) Daniel Kenneth Rego (Demonic Resurrection) Bryden lewis (Raghu Dixit Project) Reinhardt Dias.
Tikendrajit has been playing the guitar since childhood. He is influenced by his two elder brothers who are also are musicians and played together in the same band. He has performed at various local acts since 2002 and also at The Sangai Festival along with some local bands of Imphal.He is pursuing a Bachelors Degree Course in Computer Science and engineering Engineering at Manipur Institute of Technology,Takyelpat Imphal.

Vaiphei community celebrates ‘Thajing Lap’

Imphal Sept 27 UNA: The Vaiphei community on Friday celebrates the 2nd State Level Thajing Lap 2013 (An Autumn festival of the Vaiphei) at Kulbung Veng, salam Patong village. The festival is celebrated after a seed showing of Jhum, Paddy etc. Thajing Lap is inherited from a village called Khawvaiphei now in Myanmar which they […]

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Imphal Sept 27 UNA: The Vaiphei community on Friday celebrates the 2nd State Level Thajing Lap 2013 (An Autumn festival of the Vaiphei) at Kulbung Veng, salam Patong village.
The festival is celebrated after a seed showing of Jhum, Paddy etc.
Thajing Lap is inherited from a village called Khawvaiphei now in Myanmar which they started to celebrate since 1560 and in Manipur for the first time the festival was celebrated on 1860 in the same venue where the state level function was celebrated said Rev. S. Prim Vaiphei in his keynote address on Historical background.
The festival was grace by the circle MLA, Yamthong Haokip as a chief guest and promise to give rupee ten lakhs to the organizing committee of the Thajing Lap from his MLA local fund so that the festival can be promoted in a bigger way said the MLA.
The festival also witness lots of special numbers from Vaiphei Artist Association, cultural dance from various villages and schools and even a kids perform a pay how the pass generation use to celebrate the festivals.
The festival was attended by the Vaiphei People’s Council (VPC), Young Vaiphei Association (YVA), Zillai (Student body) etc.

Chakpikarong lads return from Jaipur

Mail News Service Imphal, Sep 27 : The National Integration Tour (NIT) for School Children of Chakpikarong High School, Chandel district returned back on 26 Sep 2013 after an exhilarating 12 days visit to the Pink City of Jaipur. The tour which was organised by 32 Assam Rifles under aegis of 28 Sector Assam Rifles […]

NIT team at Hawa Mahal, Jaipur.

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Imphal, Sep 27 : The National Integration Tour (NIT) for School Children of Chakpikarong High School, Chandel district returned back on 26 Sep 2013 after an exhilarating 12 days visit to the Pink City of Jaipur. The tour which was organised by 32 Assam Rifles under aegis of 28 Sector Assam Rifles and IGAR(S) consisted of twenty students and two teachers with personnel of Assam Rifles accompanying them. They had left Manipur on 14th Sep 2013 and thereafter reached Delhi by train where they visited the important landmarks before moving to Jaipur in the newly introduced double-decker train.
The children had a very enriching and memorable experience at Jaipur as they visited historical monuments and other key attractions of the Pink City. In particular, they visited Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar – many of them being well preserved and internationally recognised tourist attractions. The children also visited a Water Park which was perhaps the most fun filled part of the tour. The children had a bite at Mc Donalds and also saw the latest Bollywood movie ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ at the much acclaimed Rajmandir theatre. Apart from the sight-seeing, the NIT met the Honourable Governor of Rajasthan, Smt Margaret Alva at the Raj Bhawan.
The NIT was flagged in at Kakching by Brig RN Mathur, Commander 28 Sector Assam Rifles. In a function marking the culmination of the tour, the children narrated their account of the visit in the presence of their parents who too were overwhelmed. The NIT was organised to promote national integration, communal harmony and showcase the rich and diverse heritage of India to the children hailing from a remote area of Manipur.

PLA’s foundation day held

The 35th foundation day of PLA was observed today. RPF President, Irengbam Chaoren also greeted the people . The observation was held at People’s Liberation Army gi General Headquarters, Tactical Command, Strategic Command, 252 Mobile Battalion and Units, Department , Station and Party Central Bureau, SR-1, SR-2, SR-3, SR-4. Div. 2,4,6,8,10 under Central Bureau put […]

The 35th foundation day of PLA was observed today. RPF President, Irengbam Chaoren also greeted the people . The observation was held at People’s Liberation Army gi General Headquarters, Tactical Command, Strategic Command, 252 Mobile Battalion and Units, Department , Station and Party Central Bureau, SR-1, SR-2, SR-3, SR-4. Div. 2,4,6,8,10 under Central Bureau put up festoon, balloon, stars.p26

PCI team takes views of scribes on Safety issue

IMPHAL, Sep 25 MNS NNN : The Sub-Committee on Safety of Journalists, Press Council of India (PCI) today held an interaction programme with scribes of Manipur to discuss various problems here at Classic Hotel. A six-member team of the committee headed by its convenor Kosuri Amarnath interacted with the state working journalists on various difficulties […]

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IMPHAL, Sep 25 MNS NNN : The Sub-Committee on Safety of Journalists, Press Council of India (PCI) today held an interaction programme with scribes of Manipur to discuss various problems here at Classic Hotel.
A six-member team of the committee headed by its convenor Kosuri Amarnath interacted with the state working journalists on various difficulties and problem faced by them in the conflict situation prevailing in Manipur. The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) also submitted a representation to the PCI through the delegation raising different demands.
AMWJU urged PCI to enact proper legislations to safeguard journalists and take up welfare measures. About 50 cases related to threats by government, militants, army, Assam Rifles, police and other organisations were also given to the PCI team.
Journalists present in the meeting informed about repeated snatching of cameras by army/ Assam Rifles. When the cameras were returned after intervention by government the memory sticks, rolls, disks were not returned it was informed.
The PCI team urged the media fraternity to inform the PCI about any incident and assured to take up actions against all government agencies. Even though AFSPA imposed in Manipur the army is not empowered to disturb functioning of the media and harass journalists, Convenor of the team, Amarnath said. PCI and some state governments are in favour of enactment of a law to safeguard journalists he said.
The team will stay at Manipur till tomorrow and interact with Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam and other government officials. So far the team has covered ten states and some other states will also be visited.
Kalyan Barooa, Arun Kumar, Arvind S Tengre, members of the sub-committee and PCI staff members Bhim Singh and Naveen Joshy are among the delegation led by Amarnath. The delegation arrived in Imphal yesterday on a three-day visit to the state.
AMWJU president Wangkhemcha Shyamjai, members of the union and Letkhogin Haokip, Commissioner, Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), W Rajen, Director and other officials, and editors of local dailies attended the programme.
The AMWJU apprised the PCI delegation on threats and harassment endlessly meted out to the editors and working journalists by both the state and non-state actors in the state.
At the interaction session, the AMWJU also explained it about the common pay scale of the state journalists and denial of various benefits to them.
The union at the same time submitted a memorandum to the chairperson, PCI through the sub-committee revealing a detailed report on the seven scribes who had been killed in the volatile state in separate incidents that occurred from 1993 to 2012. The memorandum also mentioned about constant threats and harassment being meted out to the state journalists by different underground groups, social organizations and state and Central forces.
Amarnath said that all the difficulties confronting the scribes in Manipur are almost same with the complexities faced by Maoist-affected states of India. However, he said these problems are not similar to the problems faced by journalists in Jammu and Kashmir.
He assured that the delegation will meet the state Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister tomorrow to push for taking up appropriate steps for the safety of the state journalists.
The PCI sub-committee had earlier visited Maharashtra, J&K, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Kerala, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya and gathered reports on problems faced by the journalists of these states.

Skill Development meeting at NEC

  Secretary, NEC took a meeting on Skill Development in the North Eastern Council Secretariat on 23rd September, 2013. The meeting was attended by Joint Secretary and Director General, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Representatives from Ministry of Rural Development, National Skill Development Corporation, Ministry of DoNER, State Secretaries, officials engaged in implementation of the […]

 

Secretary, NEC took a meeting on Skill Development in the North Eastern Council Secretariat on 23rd September, 2013. The meeting was attended by Joint Secretary and Director General, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Representatives from Ministry of Rural Development, National Skill Development Corporation, Ministry of DoNER, State Secretaries, officials engaged in implementation of the Skill Development programmes in the NE states and Training Providers operating in the North East.
The meeting was called with the back drop of incidents of high literacy rate not leading to employable qualification, high incidences of dropout rate at all stages including class 5, class 8 and class 10 and also unemployment rate which are comparatively higher than the national average.
Detailed discussions were held on the revised Guidelines on Skill Development Intensive Schemes (SDIS) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The scheme is to be implemented through the State Government and provides 100% funding for training cost of youths in different trades both in situ and outside of the North East by any entity, public or private with placement rate of 75% and salary of not less than Rs. 7000. There are 1400 recognized modules across 70 plus sectors and NCVT Certificate are issued to successful candidates. Registration of Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) is to be done online.
Since the programme has to be implemented through the State Governments, the Director General of Ministry of Labour urged the State Government representatives to come up with specific proposals and Job Melas within the next 2/3 months where a platform is provided to the un-employed youths desirous of joining Skill Development Programmes and various VTPs, as was organized in Itanagar recently. The youths can identify courses and the institutions where they want to take the training. He also highlighted the substantial increase of fund available for upgradation of existing ITIs and also for establishing new ITIs in the States and pointed out that funds released for the ITIs to the States were not being utilized to the extend of 70% in Arunachal Pradesh, 60% in Assam, 50% in Meghalaya, 42% in Mizoram, 80% in Nagaland and 66% in Tripura. The participants were also informed that funds for Skill Development under NRLM has increased to 25% and the National Urban Livelihood Mission is also approved and that atleast 20% of BOCW cess to be used for Skill Development.
The Aajeevika Scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, which is also to be implemented through the State Government provides for 90% of the Training cost where the course content is to be certified by NCVT, SSC or other body certified by MoRD, provides boarding and lodging for the trainees, assistance for holding Job Melas, placement incentive to training providers etc. The Chief Operating officer and dedicated team for the programme in the States for effective implementation of the programme is not yet identified and established in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
The National Skill Development Corporation which is a Public Private Partnership Agency created by the Ministry of Finance also has a mandate to Skill 150 million people by 2022 on different skill trades across the board. The training programmes are to be implemented directly by the training partners with funding from the NSDC. Trainers are to draw a 10 year plan for training of youths and submit their proposal directly to the NSDC. The representative from the NSDC had urged upon the training institutes operating in the North East States to come forward and take full use of the scheme.
The UDAAN Scheme implemented by the NSDC for Jammu & Kashmir for training of graduates and post graduates where there is direct placement linkage with the industries and corporate bodies could be considered for replication also for the North Eastern States. This will help in solving the unemployment problems faced by the graduated youths who otherwise have some difficulties in getting jobs both in the government and private sectors.

 

Documentation of medicinal plants begins

A six day training cum documentation programme for establishment of rural Industries on Medicinal and aromatic plant begins today at the office complex of State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Porompat. The training cum documentation programme is being organized by National Institute of Rural development, (NIRD), ME Regional Centre, Guwahati. Representatives from the NIRD, Mridusmita […]

Discussion on aromatic and medicinal plant held at Porompat

Discussion on aromatic and medicinal plant held at Porompat

A six day training cum documentation programme for establishment of rural Industries on Medicinal and aromatic plant begins today at the office complex of State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Porompat. The training cum documentation programme is being organized by National Institute of Rural development, (NIRD), ME Regional Centre, Guwahati. Representatives from the NIRD, Mridusmita Devi and Rashmi Hazarika are attending the programme while Dr. A. Somarendro and Dr. L Promila Devi attended as the resource persons at today’s inaugural function.

Justice Koteshwor releases book on land tenur

eMail News ServiceImphal, Sep 22 : A simple function in connection with the release of a book entitled “An introduction to land tenure in Manipur and the Manipur land revenue and land reforms act” was held at Sega road. Releasing the book Justice N. Koteshwor said, the book will be useful to the law students […]

IMG_4794eMail News ServiceImphal, Sep 22 : A simple function in connection with the release of a book entitled “An introduction to land tenure in Manipur and the Manipur land revenue and land reforms act” was held at Sega road. Releasing the book Justice N. Koteshwor said, the book will be useful to the law students and also to the officials working in revenue section of the Government of Manipur. He appealed to all to respect law of the land.Retd. Chief Justice of Gauhati High court R. K. Manisana hailed the writer of book H.Jugeshwor, who is no more for the laborious task done in writing the book. Dean of Social Sciences Manipur University Elangbam Bijoykumar and Salatur Rehman Principal of the LMS Law college also spoke on the occasion.Radharani wife of the late writer also spoke and she appreciated all those who contributed generously in making the programme a success. K. Bipinchandra Sharma advocate gave the key note address.Dr. Sanjit Nepram gave the welcome address while the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. H. Chandrakala daughter of the late writer.

 

PT N Khelchadra Memorial Lecturer to be organised at MU.

  In a formal function held at the office chamber of Vice -Chancellor Manipur University today,   Chairman of Pt N Khelchandra Singh Memorial Trust   N Tombiraj Singh handed over a cheque of Rs 3,00,000/-  to Prof H Nandakumar Sarma,   Vice- Chancellor Manipur University, in presence of Prof N Lokendra Singh, Registrar, Manipur […]

 

In a formal function held at the office chamber of Vice -Chancellor Manipur University today,   Chairman of Pt N Khelchandra Singh Memorial Trust   N Tombiraj Singh handed over a cheque of Rs 3,00,000/-  to Prof H Nandakumar Sarma,   Vice- Chancellor Manipur University, in presence of Prof N Lokendra Singh, Registrar, Manipur University; Prof N Joykumar Singh, Director, Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University; Dr N Debendra Singh, Secretary & Dr N Sukumar of PT N Khelchandra Singh Memorial Trust for organising “PT N Khelchandra Singh Memorial Lecturer, 2014″.

Members of Pt N Khelchandra memorial trust handing over a cheque to VC of MU to organised memorial lectire

Members of Pt N Khelchandra memorial trust handing over a cheque to VC of MU to organised memorial lecture

Tripura King to launch stir against Manik’s attempt to rewrite Tripura history

SHILLONG, Sept 19 NNN : Tripura Maharaj Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman is all set to initiate a mass agitation against the Manik Sarkar Government for changing the name of Ujayanta Palace in Agartala. He then thanked all the civil society organisations which have come forward to support and condemn the recent deletion of the name […]

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Ujayanta Palace

SHILLONG, Sept 19 NNN : Tripura Maharaj Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman is all set to initiate a mass agitation against the Manik Sarkar Government for changing the name of Ujayanta Palace in Agartala. He then thanked all the civil society organisations which have come forward to support and condemn the recent deletion of the name of Ujayanta Palace from the state museum in Tripura by the Left Government.
Deb Barman appealed to all to unite against this decision of the State Government of Tripura and organize a mass protest against the Tripura State for changing the name of Ujayanta Palace.
Barman said , “Over the last few years the Left government has done everything in their possible power to change our indigenous past and are trying to re-write history.” He then asked, “If the left Government did not change the name of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata despite 35 years of rule why should they do it in our State of Tripura.” Maharaja Deb Burman further questions, “Why is it that our sentiments are always played with all the time and we are repeatedly humiliated”.
Deb Barman also stated that certain reports in the press have said that only the tribal people of the state have been upset against the renaming – Mr. Deb Barman strongly object to this as he have many friends and well wishers from all communities who have objected to this injustice. “Kindly understand the Ujayanta Palace is the heritage of Tripura and not just our family …….This is as much a part of your tradition as much as ours,” stated Mr. Deb Barman.
The Tripura Maharaja in strong worded comment said, “If no corrective steps are taken by the state government of Tripura within a stipulated period of time I will initiate a mass movement against the state government decision”, adding, “ Such mass movement will be against the repeated attempts of the state to wipe out Tripura’s rich tradition, culture, history and identity”. “We will fight back”, the Maharaja fumes.

NIT organised by AR

A 13 day long National Integration Tour from Joupi to Jaipur which is being organised by 32 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector under the aegis of HQ IGAR (S) was flagged off today by Brig RN Mathur, Commander 28 Sector Assam Rifles. The tour group comprises of 20 students and two teachers from Govt High […]

A 13 day long National Integration Tour from Joupi to Jaipur which is being organised by 32 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector under the aegis of HQ IGAR (S) was flagged off today by Brig RN Mathur, Commander 28 Sector Assam Rifles. The tour group comprises of 20 students and two teachers from Govt High School, Chakpikarong and remote areas of the Dingpi region and aims at bridging the gap between the perception and reality of the progress of the nation, as also to ignite the spark of achievement in these young minds. The children would get a chance to acquaint themselves with the rich culture and traditions of India which shall in turn enable them to get a better perspective of the rich heritage of our great nation. During the course of this tour, the participants will visit various historical and modern landmarks in Delhi like India Gate and Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Birla Mandir in Jaipur.

Play “Santoolan Doot” which focused on Irom Sharmila played on Friday at Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha.

Play “Santoolan Doot” which focused on Irom Sharmila played on Friday at Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha.

Play “Santoolan Doot” which focused on Irom Sharmila played on Friday at  Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha. Play “Santoolan Doot” which focused on Irom Sharmila played on Friday at Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha.

Kuki black day

IMPHAL, Sep 13 NNN: The 18th Kuki Black Day anniversary was widely observed across Manipur, including several states and foreign countries to remember the over 900 Kukis killed during the Naga-Kuki ethnic clashes that took place from1990s. A function was also held at Kangpokpi u under the theme “Justice and Peace” at Brigadier M Thomas […]

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IMPHAL, Sep 13 NNN: The 18th Kuki Black Day anniversary was widely observed across Manipur, including several states and foreign countries to remember the over 900 Kukis killed during the Naga-Kuki ethnic clashes that took place from1990s.
A function was also held at Kangpokpi u under the theme “Justice and Peace” at Brigadier M Thomas Ground under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee.
Kangpokpi Town Committee general secretary Haokholun Chongloi said that the Kuki Black Day is observed every year since 1995 by the Kuki community as the Central and state Governments have not yet delivered justice to the victims slaughtered by the NSCN-IM.
Chongloi said, “We don’t want return of such carnage in future. Yet we are regretted that the Centre and the state have not shown mercy to the Kuki innocent.”He accused the two Governments of showing negligence on the Kuki community.
“Over 900 people were killed in the ethnic clashes, destroyed more than 300 villages and over 1 lakh families were suffered,” Chongloi further said.
Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) vice-president Haojakhup Lupho said that the NSCN-IM killed 87 unarmed Kuki civilians on this day, September 13 alone in 1993.He said that NSCN-IM should understand that history cannot be modified so the outfit’s articulate language on the carnage worth nothing. Lupho demanded that the Government should punish the NSCN-IM .
He further demanded that the Centre suspend the ongoing peace talks with the NSCN-IM and resolve the issue first.
Kuki National Front-Nehlun (KNF-N) also observed the day at Bongbal Khulen. It was also observed at Manipur University, New Lambulane and Langol. Kuki NGOs observed it in Moreh in Chandel district, Hojai and Haflong in Assam, Shillong, New Delhi, Banglore, Gujarat, too. It was also observed in the USA, UK and Singapore.

15th Bharat Nirman Campaign begins at Tamenglong

Mail News Service Imphal, Sep 11 : Braving the seasonal downpour, the 3 day awareness programme on Central government sponsored flagship programmes called Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign was formally inaugurated at the Town Baptish Church hall today at Tamenglong district headquarter . The 15th edition of PIC was organized by Press Information Bureau (PIB) […]

 Janghemlung  Panmei MLA visiting the stalls, at the inauguration of the Public Information Campaign on Bharat Nirman at Tamenglong,  on September 11

Janghemlung Panmei MLA visiting the stalls, at the inauguration of the Public Information Campaign on Bharat Nirman at Tamenglong, on September 11

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Imphal, Sep 11 : Braving the seasonal downpour, the 3 day awareness programme on Central government sponsored flagship programmes called Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign was formally inaugurated at the Town Baptish Church hall today at Tamenglong district headquarter .
The 15th edition of PIC was organized by Press Information Bureau (PIB) Government of India,Imphal in collaboration with Directorate of Field Publicity(DFP),Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, Song and Drama Division, All Indian Radio and Doordarshan and District administration of Tamenglong.
Janghemlung Panmei MLA was the chief guest while Member District Council Charles Liangdiyang of Tamenglong Autonomous District Council presided over the function. Assistant District Magistrate Joseph Pauline also attended the function as guest of honour.
“We are here to gain knowledge on what the government is doing for us,”said MLA Janghemlung while speaking on the occasion. “I hope this awareness programme will benefit to the people as we lack awareness on what the central schemes are all about.In fact the government has done so many things for us but why not we take such opportunity. We should think and act on it”.
Urging the public to wake up and learn or gain knowledge on such schemes, he said that such opportunity should not be ignored by one and all including our beloved students on subjects like the Right to Education Act.
Let this campaign be the beginning of making a new era of taking up development activities in the district,he appealed.
Stating that PIB plays a big role in disseminating the information to masses, Member District Council Charles Liangdiyang of Tamenglong Autonomous District Council said, the government want to tell (to the people) what the government is doing for the people through this campaign.
Sharing the similar sentiment in his presidential speech, Assistant District Magistrate Joseph Paulinesaid that development should reach all section of the society and here the implementing agencies should play an important role. He also informed that besides existing Below Poverty Line and Above Poverty Line families,a total of 21,281beneficiaries in Tamenglong district will be covered once the National Food Security Act is come into force in the state.
Media and Communication Officer Premlata Loitam of PIB Imphal said the campaign which aims to spread more awareness on central sponsored schemes in the state, district and village levels, was launched at Malom in Imphal West district for the first time in Manipur in 2006.This time the campaign is being taken up for the third time in Tamenglong after organizing the campaign in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
Earlier the dignitaries of inaugural function opened an exhibition on central flagship programmes as part of the campaign where about 17 stalls including Health,Public Health Engineering and Social welfare departments, Tamenglong Cane and Bamboo Development Centre etc. Later Mathew of DFP gave the vote of thanks in the day’s inaugural function.
Manipur Youths Cultural Organisation and Imphal Artists Union under Song and Drama Division Imphal centre also performed in the day’s function.

Computerisation of land records of valley areas within March : CM

Mail News Service NNN Imphal, Sep 11 : The CM O. Ibobi said the process of computerization of land records of four valley districts will be completed within March next. He was speaking at the distribution function of computerised land records of Bishnupur district at Mini Secretariat, Loukoipat today. He also gave away computerized pattas […]

Chief Minister, during inaugural function of computerization of land record under national land records moderniztion programme at Bishenpur

Chief Minister, during inaugural function of computerization of land record under national land records moderniztion programme at Bishenpur

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Imphal, Sep 11 : The CM O. Ibobi said the process of computerization of land records of four valley districts will be completed within March next.
He was speaking at the distribution function of computerised land records of Bishnupur district at Mini Secretariat, Loukoipat today. He also gave away computerized pattas to three persons.
The CM further said, he felt happy as the pattas are computerized. Although 64 villages have been completed for this process.
The CM also laid the foundation stone for the construction of Bishnupur district sports complex at Phubala.
He said Manipur is the power house of sports of India. Manipur is known to others through sports. The govt. is trying to construct a sports complex each in all districts.
The sports complex will be completed within two years and inaugural function will be held when other complexes are completed. Football, hockey, multipurpose hall, 60-bedded hostel will accommodate the Rs. nine croes, 40 lakhs spoorts complex.
The complex will also be constructed at sub-division level he further said., Bishnupur has become the first district to have computerised land records in the state and the remaining districts are expected to complete the process by March 31 next year.
Making a speech at the function organsied by Youth Affairs and Sports Department (YAS), Ibobi said the sports complex will be constructed at a total cost of Rs 90.80 crore to be funded by the Non- Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) of DoNER ministry.
He assured that the three-year project will be completed within two years since the state Government is planning to build it on war footing from October or November of the current year.
The complex will have its main gallery, hockey ground, multipurpose hall, a 60-bedded hostel for players and a quarter for coaches, he said. Ibobi later on visited the INA Complex at Moirang in Bishnupur district where he inspected the under construction underground parking. He also visited the Takmu Water Sports Complex and Sendra Tourist spot.

KSO, Fresher’s meet held

NEW DELHI, Sept 10 NNN : The Kuki Students’ Organisation, Delhi celebrated its 26th Fresher’s Meet cum Social Funtion at Jesus and Mary College Auditorium, New Delhi. The function was graced by Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister as the chief guest. Harsh Vardhan Shyam of the Indian Youth Congress in-charge of Delhi was the guest of […]

Cultural event during Kuki Students’ Organisaton Fresher’s meet in New Delhi.

Cultural event during Kuki Students’ Organisaton Fresher’s meet in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI, Sept 10 NNN : The Kuki Students’ Organisation, Delhi celebrated its 26th Fresher’s Meet cum Social Funtion at Jesus and Mary College Auditorium, New Delhi. The function was graced by Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister as the chief guest. Harsh Vardhan Shyam of the Indian Youth Congress in-charge of Delhi was the guest of honour and the occasion was hosted by its functional president Mangneo Lhungdim, former president of KSO, Delhi and current deputy director of Indo-Global Social Service Society, New Delhi.
The programme was held on September 7.
The function was blessed by Pastor Thongngam Haokip of Kuki Worship Service Gurgaon and it opened with the rendering of the song “Damsot hen KSO (Long Live KSO)” by a popular singer, Mrs Lamkholhing Haokip and Miss Kimrose Vaiphei.
The president of KSO Delhi Thangminlen Kipgen addressed the function and highlighted the examples set by the honourable guests of the function as those worth emulating. He urged the freshers and other students to tread on the examples of humility in greatness, significance of student involvement in social services and the necessity of continual learning as those exemplified by the honourable guests.