Imphal, 02 June 2017 ( Evening News ) : The bank of the Imphal river collapsed in Uchiwa area of Mayang Imphal inundating several houses and hectares of paddy fields. Mayang Imphal MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Education, Kongkham Robindro today inspected the flood affected areas in the constituency. He also visited Mayang Imphal Uchiwa Wangbal Awang Leikai and assured the affected people of immediate measures to fight the situation. The bank of the river collapsed in a stretch of about 30 feet inundating several houses in Uchiwa Wangbal Awang Leikai, Uchiwa Loukok, Uchiwa Bengul, Uchiwa Meitei Khul and Uchiwa Kabui. More than 2000 hectares of paddy fields have also been submerged by flood. 3 relief camps have been opened at Uchiwa Wangbal Awang leikai to shelter the flood affected families. They have been provided with essential items. The MLA also saw the condition of road at Mayai Lambi. He assured to help the families whose houses have been destroyed by flood after consultations with the govt.
Imphal, 02 June 2017 ( Evening News ) : Manipur Legislative Assembly today paid obituary reference to its former member Karam Thamarjit who passed away recently in a hospital in Delhi. The members observed 2-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed Congress MLA who was elected from Keirao constituency in the 11th assembly election in 2012. In his obituary reference Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren said the death of Karam Thamarjit is a great loss for the people of the state. He also spoke about the contribution of the late member. Speaker, Y. Khemchand, former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, ministers Karam Shyam, Th Biswajit, Losi Dikho, Nemcha Kipgen and MLA Paonam Brojen, also made obituary reference. Paying his obituary reference Keirao MLA Lourembam Rameshwor assured the House that he will work to fulfil the aspirations of Karam Thamarjit and complete the works left incomplete by him. He also told the members that works have been initiated to build a memorial park in his name. Chief Minister Biren today presented the second report of the Business Advisory Committee. Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar who also holds the Finance portfolio introduced The Manipur Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017. Introducing the bill the deputy chief minister urged the House to pass the bill for the benefit of the state. The House will meet on June 5 to discuss the bill. MLAs , RK Imo, Ksh Biren snd Dr. Chaltonlien Amo did not attend the session as they were on leave on medical ground. The Congress MLAs who have joined the BJP sat in the opposition benches except minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar.