State integrity not safe till Art 3 is amended: RK Anand

The territorial integrity of the state will not be safe until the article 3 of the Constitution is amended, according to Congress MLA of Naoriya Pakhanglakpa RK Anand. RK Anand was speaking at a simple function at his residence in Kwakeithel. He said, we should not believe in assurances given by central leaders that the […]

The territorial integrity of the state will not be safe until the article 3 of the Constitution is amended, according to Congress MLA of Naoriya Pakhanglakpa RK Anand. RK Anand was speaking at a simple function at his residence in Kwakeithel. He said, we should not believe in assurances given by central leaders that the […]

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Mizoram declared most improved State

AIZAWL, Nov 6 – Mizoram has been declared most improved State among small States in India in this year’s edition of India Today’s State of States Awards. Mizoram bagged two awards in the small States category in the annual progress report card. Mizoram got the awards in the ‘economy and health sectors’ and ‘most improved […]

AIZAWL, Nov 6 – Mizoram has been declared most improved State among small States in India in this year’s edition of India Today’s State of States Awards. Mizoram bagged two awards in the small States category in the annual progress report card. Mizoram got the awards in the ‘economy and health sectors’ and ‘most improved […]

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Sikkim adjudged cleanest state in terms of rural sanitation

Sikkim has been adjudged as the cleanest among 26 Indian states in terms of sanitation in rural areas. Its four districts have been ranked among top ten districts in the country in terms of sanitation and cleanliness as per the latest “Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2016” report released by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Sikkim […]

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Sikkim has been adjudged as the cleanest among 26 Indian states in terms of sanitation in rural areas. Its four districts have been ranked among top ten districts in the country in terms of sanitation and cleanliness as per the latest “Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2016” report released by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Sikkim […]

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Tripura tribal parties to meet Rajnath over separate state

Agartala: Seventeen months ahead of crucial assembly polls in Left-ruled Tripura, political parties, especially tribal-based parties, have stepped up their actions to push their demands including for a separate state. Two tribal-based political parties; Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), will organise “Delhi Abhiyan” (march to Delhi) to […]

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Agartala: Seventeen months ahead of crucial assembly polls in Left-ruled Tripura, political parties, especially tribal-based parties, have stepped up their actions to push their demands including for a separate state. Two tribal-based political parties; Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), will organise “Delhi Abhiyan” (march to Delhi) to […]

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Not an inch of State boundary to be affected : Amit Shah

IMPHAL, Sep 14: “When the incumbent Government does not flinch a bit while stealing rice entitled to the impoverished mass of Manipur under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), what can one expect from it ?”, asked BJP National president Amit Shah referring to the Congress Government. “The Opposition cannot face BJP on issues like […]

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IMPHAL, Sep 14: “When the incumbent Government does not flinch a bit while stealing rice entitled to the impoverished mass of Manipur under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), what can one expect from it ?”, asked BJP National president Amit Shah referring to the Congress Government. “The Opposition cannot face BJP on issues like […]

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Tribute paid to students

/IMPHAL, May 06 MU : Mao Council under the aegis of the United Naga Council (UNC) observed the 6th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of (late) MeliChakho and (late) DikhoLoshuo at the Martyrs Park, Mao gate on Friday. The observance is held in the memory of two students who lost their life at the hands of […]

/IMPHAL, May 06 MU :
Mao Council under the aegis of the United Naga Council (UNC) observed the 6th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of (late) MeliChakho and (late) DikhoLoshuo at the Martyrs Park, Mao gate on Friday.
The observance is held in the memory of two students who lost their life at the hands of Manipur Police on this particular day during 2010, while trying to control a large agitators in Mao Gate of Manipur, bordering Nagaland.
The imposition of AFSPA in all the Naga inhabiting areas by government of India, is an implicit idea to end all the Naga peoples and the then Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru was the main proponent of the ideas, said UNC (United Naga Council) president Gaidon Kamei while speaking at the observance.
“Naga National Problem is a political issue, so cannot solved through other means. And, Naga got its Independence a day ahead of India’s independent from the then British Rule, the president of Naga CSO added. The Naga efforts for “peace process”, he stated that the neighbours are trying to hijacked and sabotaged it.
The Naga apex CSO president also said that the Manipur CM O Ibobi and his deputy Gaikhangam is harassing the Naga People to protect their interest.
“The Naga are not save under the communal government of Manipur”, the UNC president Gaidon Kamei stated criticising in a veil manner.
President Gaidon Kamei said also criticised three Bills in the state assembly by terming it as “Anti-tribal Bills” and stated, “Manipur government introduced and passed the “anti-tribal bills in the Manipur Assembly”. And he also strongly challenged the reported statement (of an MLA in the assembly) that there is no Naga in the Manipur state by adding that this may not be end of the Manipur Government and they have determined to sabotage the Naga Talk.
Calling the attention all Naga people, he asked to prepare physically and mentally to defend the Manipur government and “Naga will not compromise its history, culture, identity,and national at any cost. Naga have to stand together for this cost”, Gaidon Kamei said.
Naha Hoho President ChubaOzakum called for Naga Unity in his speech at the Martyrdom Observation.He said time is not far away for the Naga political solution, which Naga has been waiting for the moment for more than past70 years.
He said, “let’s not lose the hope for the solution” and made appeal to all Naga not to fight among themselves”. He said the people Naga did not recognised the artificial boundary between the Nagaland and Manipur.
He expressed hope that Naga leaders will not betrayed the people of Naga, unlike the past. He also said that the historic framework agreement that was signed between NSCN and Government of India on 3rd August 2015 will fulfils the Naga aspirations.
“Though we have not known the exact contain of the agreement, we have heard from different angles that some of the main point of the agreement is to recognised the unique Naga history, recognised the universal principal of the democracy that sovereignty lies with the people”. He added that the frame also proposes to agreed the settlement according to the wishes of people, showing sovereignty and both (GOI and NSCN) agreed to maintain co-existence.
Leaders from All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM), Mao Students’ Union, Naga Students’ Federation, Naga Women Union, NMA, NPMHR, ZB attended the observace and marked the respect to the departed students by offering solidarity messages, florals tribute along with two minutes silence observation. Family members of the two students were also present in the observation and large numbers of students from Mao area also attended the observation function.

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Dy CM appeals to all to live as one

    Imphal, May 4 DIPR  : Dy. CM   Gaikhangam has appeal to all sections to live  peacefully and harmoniously since the people of Manipur have a  common history. It is very important for the people of the state to remain unite. Gaikhangam further stated that with increase in population  , there is scarcity of […]

 

 

Imphal, May 4 DIPR  : Dy. CM   Gaikhangam has appeal to all sections to live  peacefully and harmoniously since the people of Manipur have a  common history. It is very important for the people of the state to remain unite. Gaikhangam further stated that with increase in population  , there is scarcity of land to  construct   halls and play ground  . Inaugurating   Irom Meijrao Mamang Makha Leikai Community  Hall here today he added it is fortunate for the people of Irom Meijrao to have space for Community Hall and appealed to the locals to look after  the hall as their own property.

The Community Hall was jointly constructed by Wangoi Kendra Development Council, Social Youth Club, Irom Meijrao and under the supervision of  S. Achouba Singh  Vice -Chairman, Manipur  Khadi and Village  Industries Board.

During the programme , cultural programmes  were performed by students of Guru Irabot Institute, Bashikhong and presentation were gifted to the dignitaries by Local Cluster Groups.

 

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7,51,376 REGISTERED IN MANIPUR EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES

    Imphal,  May 4    (DIPR) :  A total of 7,51,376 applicants including   2,20,063  female applicants have Live-Registered in the different Employment Exchange of Manipur till the end of March, 2016 according to monthly progress report on the working of Employment Service, Manipur issued by the Directorate of  Employment Exchange, Manipur. Imphal West district has […]

 

 

Imphal,  May 4    (DIPR) :  A total of 7,51,376 applicants including   2,20,063  female applicants have Live-Registered in the different Employment Exchange of Manipur till the end of March, 2016 according to monthly progress report on the working of Employment Service, Manipur issued by the Directorate of  Employment Exchange, Manipur.

Imphal West district has the highest number of job seekers with 1,96,224 registered including  69,025 female. Imphal East district has 1,19,875 including 35,650 female , Thoubal 1,27,478 including 28,178 female , Bishnupur 71,878 including 18,793 female , Churachandpur 74,953 including 20,180 female , Ukhrul 30,721 including 9,398 female, Senapati 62,306 including  17,506 female , Tamenglong 26,343 including 6,522 female  and Chandel 32,040 including 10,259 female  .

The number of those registered under Physical/Handicapped are 2,794 (1,876 male and 918 female) and under U.E. I & G. B are 6,764 (3,130 male and 3,634 female) respectively.

During the month 1,444   applicants including 623  female applicants got themselves registered with Employment Exchanges in Manipur as against 2,613  applicants last month.

 

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  General strike  begins

    Imphal, May 4 UNA :  Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed over the controversial death by hanging of Sagolsem Prashanta today announced a two-day state-wide general strike beginning from Wednesday midnight. The general strike was called at a time while Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) announced a 42-hour “public curfew” which […]

 

 

Imphal, May 4 UNA :  Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed over the controversial death by hanging of Sagolsem Prashanta today announced a two-day state-wide general strike beginning from Wednesday midnight.

The general strike was called at a time while Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) announced a 42-hour “public curfew” which would be started from the midnight of May 5.

 

 

 

The decision to call the general strike was taken in a meeting held at the office of the United Committee Manipur (UCM) in which members of another JAC formed by the people of Lilong area where the youth was found murder and leaders of UCM and All Manipur United Club Organizations, (AMUCO) took part.

 

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 CM INAUGURATES TWO 33/11 KV POWER SUB-STATIONS  

  Imphal, May 4, 2016(DIPR): Chief Minister Shri O. Ibobi Singh said that what is longed by the Government is not the inauguration but to provide the benefit to the people of the state. This was stated by him while speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration function of 33/11 KV Power Sub-Station at […]

 

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Imphal, May 4, 2016(DIPR): Chief Minister Shri O. Ibobi Singh said that what is longed by the Government is not the inauguration but to provide the benefit to the people of the state.

This was stated by him while speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration function of 33/11 KV Power Sub-Station at Thoubal Leishangthem Thoudam in Thoubal District. Prior to this, another 33/11 KV Sub-Station at Lilong Ushoipokpi in the District was also inaugurated by him.

Saying that such a function is not a political platform to give public speech CM Shri O. Ibobi continued that what is being done is to discharge the duty of a government at the best level to meet the necessities of the public. So, he even told the Managing Director of the Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL) to carry out the inaugural function along with the representatives of the Local Bodies like Zilla Parishad and Panchayat. He expressed that with inauguration of the power sub- station at the area there will be no more inconveniences of bringing power supply from distant sub-station and at the same time the voltage profile will be more consistent. He also thanked the MSPCL for the completion of the sub-station within a short time.

The inauguration functions organised by MSPCL were attended by Md. Fazur Rahim,MLA Wabagai A/C, Zilla Parishad Members and Pradhans of the area,  Shri N. Sarat Singh, MD MSPCL,Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, Superitendent of Police Thoubal and officers and staff of MSPCL.

It may be mentioned that the 33/11 KV Sub-station at Thoubal Leishangthem Thoudam was taken up with the approval of the Planning Commission under SPA. The project cost is Rs. 1086.96 Lakhs and the date of award is 13/12/2013. The objective of the project is to give reliable supply of electricity to the surrounding villages like leishangthem kelimakhong, Keibung, Keibung Wangmataba, Khekman, Thoubal Moijing, Sabal Tongba, thoubal Ningombam, Leishangthem, Thoudam, Irong Thokchom, Maibam konjil, Iram siphai, etc.  The 33/11KV Sub-station at Lilong Ushoipokpi was taken up under 10th Plan RGGVY   (Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana) with an estimated cost of Rs. 3.50 crs.

With the installation of 33/11 KV Sub- Stations access to electricity to all the rural households will be enabled and which in turn bring about rapid development of agro based industries in the District.

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Discussion on dam held

MNS: The Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, North East Dialogue Forum and Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur co-organized a public meet on “Tipaimukh Dam and Indigenous Peoples Rights” at Manipur Press Club, Imphal on 3 May 2016. The consultation is also organized to discuss visit of the representatives of the National Human Rights […]

MNS: The Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, North East Dialogue Forum and Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur co-organized a public meet on “Tipaimukh Dam and Indigenous Peoples Rights” at Manipur Press Club, Imphal on 3 May 2016. The consultation is also organized to discuss visit of the representatives of the National Human Rights Commission in Imphal on Tipaimukh dam from 3-6 May, 2016 and deliberate on the longstanding concerns of Tipaimukh dam. Mr. Jiten Yumnam, Secretary, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur presented key note in the consultation. Ashen, People Action for Development, Joseph Hmar, ATSUM, Majabung Gangmei, Speaker, Zeliangrong Baudi, U. Nobokishore, NEDF, Phulindro Konsam, Chairman, and Committee on Human Rights spoke as resource persons.
Joseph Hmar, President, ATSUM shared how Land is life and crucial for indigenous peoples livelihood and survival.The loss incurred by Tipaimukh dam in terms of submergence of peoples land, forest and resources is simply disproportionate to the projected benefits. The aggressive move for Tipaimukh dam construction despite peoples’ objection exposes the ulterior motive of the Government.
Development process should be sustainable and people friendly and be pursued with their consent. Majabung Gangmei, Speaker, Zeliangrong Baudi expressed concern that the aggressive move of the Government of India to build Tipaimukh dam is meant to destroy peoples land and their survival sources. There is underestimation of impacts, especially forest and agriculture land by project proponents. Ashen, Peoples Action for Development shared how the Tipaimukh dam will involve submergence of huge trace of agriculture land and forest in Tamenglong and Churachandpur District.
The Tipaimukh dam will involve felling of 7.8 million trees and 27,000 bamboo columns in Manipur.
Phulindro Konsam of COHR shared how the Tipaimukh dam is anti-people, anti-environment project.
Nobokishore of NEDF stressed the need to promote alternative energies, Solar, Wind, mini hydel etc, instead of large scale and unsustainable development projects such as Tipaimukh dam.
The participants of the consultation on Tipaimukh dam adoptedseveral resolutions, first to appraise the NHRC officials visiting Manipur to meet all communities affected by the Tipaimukh dam project and their representatives. The second resolution affirmed that the 1500 MW Tipaimukh dam should not be built over the Barak River due to its enormous scale of impacts on the flora and fauna, natural heritages of Manipur and the threats to the livelihood, survival and human rights of indigenous peoples depending on Barak River.The Ministry of Environment and Forest should revoke the Environment Clearance for Tipaimukh Dam on 24 October 2008 despite community objections in all the five public hearings.
The resolutions further urged the Government to revoke all MoUs signed on Tipaimukh Dam by the Government of Manipur with NEEPCO, NHPC and SJVNL etc and that the dam Tipaimukh HEP should not be constructed without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of indigenous peoples, as also recommended by UN CERD committee and UN DRIP, 2007. Further affirms indigenous peoples self-determined rights over our land, forest and resources and to develop and define all development priorities in Manipur as also outlined in the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007.

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JAC demands punishment against accused duo

IMPHAL, Apr 04 MU: The JAC against the suspicious death of N Sopia demanded punishment of father and son duo from Thanga Hameiba Leikai, which is alleged to be main accused of the incident. Speaking to media person in regards at Manipur Press Club this afternoon, JAC co-convenor, S Premabati said that the JAC have […]

IMPHAL, Apr 04 MU: The JAC against the suspicious death of N Sopia demanded punishment of father and son duo from Thanga Hameiba Leikai, which is alleged to be main accused of the incident.
Speaking to media person in regards at Manipur Press Club this afternoon, JAC co-convenor, S Premabati said that the JAC have receive information the accused are trying to bail out and if those accused were found to move out on bail then intense action will be taken up with several types of agitation along with women CSOs.
She also appealed the concern police to submit charge sheet for speedy justice, and alleged that deceased Ningthoujam Sopia was a murdered and not a suicide.
Several accused have been move out bailed which is serious issue and inculcate other persons that any crimes can be done and there is a room to escape through bail which is a gross injustice toward the victims, wherein several crimes and tortures against women society is increasing day by day.
Proper judgment and punishment must be given to every helpless victim; despite approving to move out on bail is a gross injustice which makes trauma to the victim. It may be recalled that the decease N Sopia of Thanga Salam Leikai d/o N Shamjai was found dead on February 6 at ThangaHameibanLaikai.

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India intolerant to dissent : AI

IMPHAL, Oct 1 NNN : The detention of Irom Sharmila Chanu, , for close to thirteen years for her prolonged hunger strike is a continuing reminder of India’s intolerance to dissent, Amnesty International India said today. Raghu Menon, Networks and Advocacy Coordinator of Amnesty International in India said, “Irom Sharmila is a Prisoner of Conscience, […]

IMPHAL, Oct 1 NNN : The detention of Irom Sharmila Chanu, , for close to thirteen years for her prolonged hunger strike is a continuing reminder of India’s intolerance to dissent, Amnesty International India said today.
Raghu Menon, Networks and Advocacy Coordinator of Amnesty International in India said, “Irom Sharmila is a Prisoner of Conscience, who is being held solely for her peaceful expression of her beliefs,” said Shashikumar Velath, Programmes Director of Amnesty International India. “Authorities must drop all charges against her, and release her immediately and unconditionally.”
Irom Sharmila has been on an indefinite fast since 2 November 2000, demanding the lifting of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA).
She was arrested by the Manipur police shortly after she began her hunger strike and charged with attempting to commit suicide – a criminal offence under Indian law. In March 2013, a Delhi court also charged Sharmila with attempting to commit suicide in October 2006, when she staged a protest in Delhi for two days.
Irom Sharmila has never been convicted of attempting to commit suicide. However, as the offence is punishable with imprisonment for up to one year only, she has been regularly released after completing a year in judicial custody, only to be re-arrested shortly after as she continues her fast, the Amnesty International said.

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More blood banks to be opened

Imphal, Mar 1 MNS/NNN: The health minister Phungzathang Tonsing said, the government is trying to improve the health sector. The govt. has taken up works to set up a blood bank each in Senapati and Moreh. He was speaking as chief guest at the national voluntary blood donation day at DM College multipurpose hall today. […]

Imphal, Mar 1 MNS/NNN: The health minister Phungzathang Tonsing said, the government is trying to improve the health sector. The govt. has taken up works to set up a blood bank each in Senapati and Moreh.
He was speaking as chief guest at the national voluntary blood donation day at DM College multipurpose hall today. Blood