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Imphal, 23 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren and Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B. Lokur launched the Case Information System, CIS National Core Version 1.0 of the Manipur High Court today. Biren assured of non interference by the Govt in the proceedings of the High Court. He also announced of setting up of a Judicial Academy at Pangei. The chief minister said the Govt is willing to go all out to look into the shortcomings of Manipur High Court. Manipur High court organised the event at the Auditorium of the High court today. It may be mentioned that the e-committee of supreme court had launched the National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology in the Indian Judiciary project in 2005. As part of this project, Case Information System has been launched to track the pending cases and other issues. Speaking further, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren assured of Govt help into the inappropriate court complex and official residences. He also assured of intimidating the central govt regarding the lack of judicial officers. The Govt has also planned to set up 5 family courts in Imphal East, Thoubal, Churachandpur, Bishnupur and Senapati districts under the 14th finance commission.

On the other hand, the chief minister appealed the advocates and the judges to eradicate mob justice from the state. Taking advantage of the event, Supreme Court Judge Justice Madan B. Lokur stated that a state law commission of Manipur needs to be established. He said it will be helpful in carrying out proceedings within the framework of a Manipur law, based on the local conditions of the state rather than following the Guwahati High court model.

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Imphal, 22 May 2017 ( Evening News ): Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren inaugurated the Barak Spring Festival 2017 at Senapati today. The chief minister lighted the festival fire marking the opening of festival at the Senapati Mini Stadium Ground. People of Senapati accorded a warm welcome to the Chief Minister. The festival will be held for two days. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren was presented with shawl, traditional war attire, vegetables and fruits of five different cultures. The opening ceremony was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Yumnam Joykumar, MLAs, Parliamentary secretaries and top officials of both civil and police. Large number of people from Senapati district were also present on the occasion. The festival will showcase comedy shows, Barak melody, Ecological and Environment Concerned Talent Hunt, etc. Cultural performances were the highlights of the opening ceremony today

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Imphal, 20 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : JNIMS director Professor L. Deben has termed the allegation against him by Ningombam Romesh as baseless. It may be mentioned that Romesh, an attendant at the Radio-diagnosis Department, JNIMS was suspended for taking bribes from a patient after a complaint was lodged at the Anti-Corruption cell. Professor Deben asserted there is evidence against Romesh. He said there is a video recording taken while he was accepting bribes. Speaking to media persons at his office chamber this afternoon, Professor Deben said all funds from the patients should reach the cash counter, however on that particular day, Romesh kept the funds to himself. On receiving instructions from the anti-corruption cell, an investigation was carried out. Video Footages of Romesh receiving bribes were submitted by a few individuals. The director also said a committee was formed to probe the matter and Romesh was suspended after a thorough investigation. Professor Deben said Romesh himself saw the footages and asked for forgiveness. Deben appealed to media not to show JNIMS in a bad light.

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Imphal, 18 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : A review meeting of the anti-corruption cell was held at the Chief Minister's Secretariat this afternoon. A total of 25 cases were discussed at the meeting which was attended by top officials of the Govt. It may be recalled that 5 persons were suspended yesterday by the cell relating to corruption. They are, Hirom Dinesh (LC) of Home department, L. Loken (FA), M. Kunjaraj  (FA) and N. Jiban Singh (LDC) of MAHUD, Ksh. Suresh  (LC/JBC) OF MSPDCL, N. Romesh (Attendent) and Dr.O. Heramot, Associate Professor of JNIMS and G. Kitty Sharma (SI) of  Home Department. 3 employees of MAHUD were also disengaged from duty.

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Imphal, 16 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : President of the oldest regional party in Manipur, MPP, Nongmeikapam Sovakiran has not only been ousted from the president post, but also from the party on charges of misuse of funds and administration. He had also secretly postponed the central committee meeting of the party to be held today. The central committee members had unanimously decided to oust him. Members of the committee arrived today to attend the central committee meeting which was decided on the 2nd of this month. However, they were agitated to find a notice on the gate stating that the meeting has been postponed. Central Committee members began the meeting and discussed about the actions of Sovakiran. They dragged him out of his office to attend the meeting. The committee charged him of misusing 50 Lakh Rupees meant for the recent assembly elections. They also charged him of not casting his own vote. The committee agreed to not pass the funds misused during the elections.

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Imphal, 15 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : Since the announcement of "Meeyamgi-Numit" or people's day, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren for the first time met with the public today. Ranging from seeking financial assistance for eye treatment to road repair, to proper functioning of Govt offices, people made their own set of demands to the chief minister. The meeting began at 10 AM at the CM's Bungalow in Babupara. Officials from both the hills and valley took part in the meeting. Differently abled persons also came calling upon the Chief Minister on "Meeyamgi-Numit". On the first day today, number of Govt employees outbeat the number of common people who came to meet the CM. Govt employees submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister to look into their grievances. CM Biren assured them all of all possible help if the demands are legitimate. Differently abled persons drew the attention of the Chief Minister to the inconveniences they face while securing a disability certificate. They also urged him to help investigate matters related to crime. Taking part in Meeyamgi-Numit, Olympian Weightlifter, Sanamacha Chanu brought up issues facing her sport. Chief Minister, Nongthombam Biren said the meeting will help reduce inconveniences faced by the public. People who took part in the "Meeyamgi-Numit" had their own opinions.

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Imphal, 14 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : Candidates and Guardians have appealed to the Govt to hold the Viva-Voce for candidates who have passed the written and typing test for the 217 posts of Office Assistant of directorate of Education (S) held last year. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today, chairman of All Manipur Education (S) Office Assistant Written & Typing Test 2016 Successful Candidates & Guardian Association, Waikhom Ingochouba said the written test was held on October 16 and the results were announced on November 23. Around 19 thousand candidates had appeared in the test. Typing test was held from December 1 to 3. He said though the results of the written test were announced, the viva voce was not held after the Model  Code Of Conduct came into force. Till now the govt has not  announced the date for the viva voce. Ingochouba appealed to the Govt to complete the unfinished job of the previous Govt. He also said the association will also urge the Chief Minister tomorrow during the “Meeyamgi-Numit” meet.

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Imphal, 13 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : Health and family welfare minister, L. Jayentakumar today announced a provision of free treatment of people suffering from Hepatitis C. The minister made the announcement at an event jointly organised by Health Department, Manipur State Aids Control Society and Yaswant Rao Gaitonde Centre for Aids Research Education (YRGCARE) at Hotel Classic Grande. The minister said it is the responsibility of the Government to make the state free of diseases and maintain a healthy society. He said the state govt appreciates and welcomes the proposal of Chennai based YRGCARE to provide free treatment to the people suffering from Hepatitis C. He assured that the govt will extend every possible help to make the program successfull. Jayentakumar said the govt gives priority to the health sector and will try to introduce the provision at the earliest. Additional Director of Health, Dr. S. Manikanta and Research Manager of YRGCARE, AK Srikrishnan were among those present at the event.

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Imphal, 12 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : All Manipur Petrol Pump Dealers Association has called off their closures of petrol pumps after reaching an understanding. Oil pumps have been asked to function as usual. The understanding was reached between the CAF & PD Minister, Karam Shyam and the Association at Old Secretariat today. Speaking to media persons, Minister Karam Shyam said the incident occurred due to misunderstanding amongst the two parties and that the decision of opening the pumps has been made in view of the inconveniences the public will face. Meanwhile both the minister and the association have refused to reply to Impact News query on the understanding that has been reached. It may be mentioned that the association has been demanding an apology from the director of CAF & PD with regards to the comments he made on raids carried out at the pumps.

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Imphal, 11 May 2017 ( Evening News ) : Manipur Science Meet, 2017 kicked off today at National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology NIELIT,  Akampat. The five day science meet is jointly organised by Manipur Science & Technology Council, NIELIT and 4 other organisations under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Secretary of Science & Technology, Manipur and many others were present at the inaugural function. Speakers at the event pointed out that the state lacks in the field of Science research. Many people from Manipur are known world wide for their contribution in the field of science and technology. To bring about a development in the field of science, youths should be imparted with innovative thoughts and ideas. The speakers also blamed the education system of the state where students are busy only with academics which does not allow them to think of out of the box. As part of the event, State Science Communicator award was presented to Dr. Chungkham Indira, a teacher from Johnstone Higher Secondary School. Many students from over 20 educational institutes will showcase their projects at the science meet.

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