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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

 

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.

 

  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.

 

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 is most important in the life of human being. Govt. is trying to supply more blood. Blood banks have already been set up at RIMS, JNIMS and Churachandpur district hospital.
Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS) and State Blood Transfusion Council jointly observed the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day today at Multipurpose Hall, D. M College campus here under theme “Voluntary blood donation will cost you nothing but it will save a life”.
Speaking on the occasion, Health minister Phungzathang Tonsing highlighted that like many other countries developed in medical science, Manipur too is growing rapidly in the field with the introduction of highly advanced machines and technology for medical treatment. Mentioning of three blood banks existing at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and one at Churachandpur District Hospital, the minister declared that three more blood banks will be set up, one each at Senapati, Thoubal and Moreh districts. The minister appealed the need of people between age group 18-65 years to donate blood in order for the blood banks to survive.
Dr Suhel Akhtar encouraged that people between the age group of 18-65 years who are free of disease and who have the weight of 45 kg and above should donate blood every three months as blood is precious and humans cannot invent blood even in this advanced technology. He also added that more awareness camps are needed to give knowledge of voluntary blood donation.
The club 25 inter Manipur organized a cycle rally in Imphal in connection with the national blood donation on the theme to promote young blood donors.
The rally was flagged off by RK Nimai, commissioner, art and culture from Kangla gate. The rallyists passed through B.T road, Uripok, Naoremthong, Tera, Kwakteithel, Keishamthong, Yaiskul and later assembled at Kangla.

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.

Love the senior citizens: Mirabai

Imphal, Oct 1 MNS/NNN: The social welfare minister AK Mirabai said it is inhumane to treat senior citizens badly. Atrocities on olders have been reported in this state. To reduce such incidents, it is necessary among us to make aware of the same. The minister was speaking at the international olders day at Iboyaima Shumang […]

Imphal, Oct 1 MNS/NNN: The social welfare minister AK Mirabai said it is inhumane to treat senior citizens badly. Atrocities on olders have been reported in this state. To reduce such incidents, it is necessary among us to make aware of the same.
The minister was speaking at the international olders day at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Sanglen today.
The govt. by taking up various schemes is trying the make senior citizens live happily. Every district has opened tribunal which will extend compensation to those older who were driven out from their respective houses. Altogether 16 old age homes have been set up in nine districts.
Mirabai said the state Government has recently initiated a policy to set up tribunals for elderly people in all the districts so that all these people, who have been forced out from their homes by their own children, can get suitable compensation through these proposed courts.
Mirabai said the Social Welfare Department has so far given pension to 72, 514 aged persons in the state under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension scheme and another 45, 905 persons have availed pension under the state’s own similar scheme.
Admitting that elderly people are facing increasing harassment and maltreatment from their own children in the state, Mirabai said this type of ill-treatment and spite meted out to their own old parents is nothing but cruelty.
The minister was speaking on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons 2013 observed at Iboyaima Shumang Lila Shanglen, Palace Compound here. This year’s edition of the observation was held on the theme “The Future We Want; What Older Persons are Saying.”
She also called for a joint effort of the Government and the public to mitigate cases of elderly people in the state who have been victimised by their own children.
Informing that the Social Welfare Department has been taking up various schemes to take care of older people, Mirabai said the department has initiated a latest policy to establish tribunals in every district to deal with their cases so that they can get proper compensation.
She further informed a total of 16 Old Age Homes have been kept open by the Government in the all the nine districts of the state to nurture older people.
Many older persons from different parts of the state were honoured by presenting shawls on the occasion. Md Fajur Rahim, chairman, WAKF Board, Manipur, Yaiskul constituency MLA E Chand, Social Welfare Director L Ibobi, Manipur Women Commission chairperson Dr L Ibetombi, Manipur State Protection of Child Rights chairperson A Nabachandra were also present on the occasion.
Md. Fazrool Rahman, L. Ibobi, director, social welfare, Dr. M. Ibetombi, chairperson, MSWC and Nabachandra of Manipur state protection for child rights were the presidium members.
The day organized by Senior Citizen for society was also observed at Shija Hospital Langol.

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.

Estimate committee members meet officials

IMPHAL, Sep 30 NNN: The 12-member delegation of Lok Sabha Committee on Estimate that arrived here yesterday met top officials of various Government Departments of Manipur including Ministry of Textiles on Monday to discuss various Central sponsored projects, especially Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail link undertaken in the state. State Chief Secretary PC Lawmkunga and other top officials […]

IMPHAL, Sep 30 NNN: The 12-member delegation of Lok Sabha Committee on Estimate that arrived here yesterday met top officials of various Government Departments of Manipur including Ministry of Textiles on Monday to discuss various Central sponsored projects, especially Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail link undertaken in the state.
State Chief Secretary PC Lawmkunga and other top officials of various Government Departments including Forest, Transport, Revenue and Commerce and Industries attended the meeting held at Hotel Classic here. The meeting discussed about various projects now undertaken in the state under the sponsorship of the Central Government, but prominently the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail line and performance of North East Frontier Railways (NEFR), official sources said.
The Lok Sabha Committee on Estimate also gathered a detailed report from the officials of Ministry of Textiles on Manipur’s textile projects funded by the Centre and enquired about further requirements of these projects during the meeting.
“W emphasised on the railway project during the meeting,” Francisco Sardinha, chairman of the committee told newsmen after the meeting. Fransico further said coordination among various Government Departments of the state is needed to meet the 2016 target set to complete the railway project.
Asked if the Lok Sabha Committee on Estimate is satisfied with the current progress of the railway project, Francisco said they were partly satisfied and partly not, but there is certain impediment in the progress of the project and this would also be put up before the Railway Ministry.
The Government of India would be urged to take more steps to ensure the project finish on time and to provide all the further necessities so that the completion of the project is facilitated, he said.

KCP-MC spells out thinking on Look East Policy

Mail News Service Imphal, Sep 28 : An emergency meeting of the ‘Steering Committee for Chin Confederation’ with an agenda ‘Look East Policy’ and the Indian Imperialism at the Sino-Indian-Burman Region was held according to a press hand out issued by Comrade Kou ‘Steering Committee for Chin Confederation’ (KCP-MC) and Comrade Tamnganba‘Steering Committee for Chin […]

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Imphal, Sep 28 : An emergency meeting of the ‘Steering Committee for Chin Confederation’ with an agenda ‘Look East
Policy’ and the Indian Imperialism at the Sino-Indian-Burman Region was held according to a press hand out issued by Comrade Kou ‘Steering Committee for Chin Confederation’ (KCP-MC) and Comrade Tamnganba‘Steering Committee for Chin Confederation’ (KCP-MC).
Status of the border was discussed and various operations like ‘Look East Policy’, ‘Operation Hifajat I’, ‘Operation Hifajat II’, ‘Operation All Clear’, ‘Operation Restoration’, . The meeting expressed concern and expressed need to act so that the future generation do not feel sorry for being born as offspring of the present generation .
The region needs a strong Communist movement to turn the historiography of the Mongoloid people of the Sino-Indian-Burman. The Look East Policy activated a new form of neo-imperialism at the region in general and at Mizoram and Manipur in particular marking a negative yardstick at the realization of Chin Confederation.
Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi’s journey to Myanmar had an adverse impact to the movement of the Chin-Mee. Myanmar government ordered shoot at sight along the boundary line and at the town of Tammu and nearby villages. It was follow by border dispute and visit to New Delhi and Haolenphai
It alleged that in 1954 India and China signed Panchseel followed by the Nehru meeting with U Nu leading to the complete Transfer of Manipur’s Kabaw valley to Myanmar.
. In 1960 Myanmar and China settled the boundary dispute then this was followed by the 1967 India and Myanmar boundary agreement in which Manipur gained 9 sq km (22347 to 22356) at the cost of Kabaw Valley. Before the 1994 India and Myanmar agreement of friendship we had lost 29 sq km (from 22356 to 22327).
As a follow up of the Operation All Clear and fencing will be in length of 398 sq km and 10 metre inside our land from no man’s land. This literally means 398x10x1000 metres will be lost .
Kabaw Valley, Khekman, Namfalong, Khampat, Samjok, Tammu, etc. were lost to Myanmar one after another . On Ibobi’s visit to China it was claimed that it was to end revolutionary movement . It said resource and analysis wing of SCCC (KCP-MC) had confirmed that the business possibility between China and Manipur is very minimal as well as and the specified destination (Kunming, Beijing and Sanghai) is not a business or trade and commerce centre.
The resource and analysis wing of SCCC (KCP-MC) report cited that this step is to lure China in exchange of crude oil. Our brothers Kuki, Hmar, Tiddim Chin, Paite, Lai, Mara, Chin, Eastern Naga had been alienated from by artificial boundary. Now Holenphai and its people are alienated .It was stated that an Appeal of Petition will be sent to China about the movement in the region.

Miss Bharat, Lina felicitated

IMPHAL, Sept 28 NNN: Newly crowned Miss Bharat 2013 Lina Lamneilhing Chongloi was felicitated today at Haijang village in Sadar Hills, Senapati district. Organised by the Haijang Youth Club, the auspicious ceremony took place at Brig.SK Sharma Playground, Haijang. Lina also holds the title of Miss India North East 2013. Lina was crowned Miss Bharat […]

IMPHAL, Sept 28 NNN: Newly crowned Miss Bharat 2013 Lina Lamneilhing Chongloi was felicitated today at Haijang village in Sadar Hills, Senapati district.
Organised by the Haijang Youth Club, the auspicious ceremony took place at Brig.SK Sharma Playground, Haijang. Lina also holds the title of Miss India North East 2013.
Lina was crowned Miss Bharat 2013 at June 24 at Bhopal. She earlier arrived Manipur amidst pompous reception at the Airport and in her native village.
On Saturday, to felicitate the beauty queen, a grand programme was organised where MLA Nemcha Kipgen and Chairman of ADC, Sadar Hills Haokholal Hangshing were the respective Chief Guest and Guest of Honour of the felicitation programme.
MLA Nemcha Kipgen speaking on the occasion expressed her happiness to learn of such an achievement from the remotest area where transportation and living is difficult. She promised to improve it by constructing the road and a bridge from connecting Haijang and Kangpokpi. She appealed to all underground organizations to abstain from making any demands.
Lina Lamneilhing greeting the audience at the ceremony gave all the credits of her achievements to her parents who have supported her unceseasingly in all her feats. She thanked the students organizations and civil organizations for giving her such an opportunity to show her true self. She also gave sincere gratitude to all the media organizations who have made her known to the people. Pursuing her studies at Presidency College along with a deep interest in fashion and modeling, Lina pave the way for Haijang youths to explore modeling as a career, said Lunkholal Chongloi, Secretary of Haijang Youth Club.