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Imphal, 06 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has alleged the State Government of misappropriating the public's fund by diverting the huge amount of funds sanctioned by the Centre and failing to provide the government employees’ salaries and pensions. Addressing media persons at MPCC office, on BT Road today, spokesperson of MPCC, Kh Joykishan further alleged that the recent withdrawal of funds by mistake amounting to 3 crore rupees as claimed by the Government as false and maintained that the amount is even more than 30 crores. He also asserted that the clarifications given by Spokesperson of the Government and Works Minister, Th Bishwajit that there is no incident of withdrawal of funds with forged CDA is even more false. Joykishan said it is a cheat to the people by the government to say that non plan funds already transferred to contractors’ account would be reclaimed and added, it must be a shock even for the experts. He said it is shocking to know the withdrawal of non plan funds recently when it was declared on March 28 that there were no more Non-plan funds. He drew the attention of the Chief Minister to set up a committee today itself comprising of representatives from the ruling, opposition and neutral media to discourse on the issue instead of carrying out blame games by the ruling and opposition party on Media. Joykishan further expressed astonishment for the sanction of non plan funds to a black listed contractor, SN Pamei. He accused the government of making one sub contractor Sanjoy as a scapegoat to cover its misdeeds. On the other hand, the Congress spokesperson expressed happiness upon Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and Khumukcham Sanjita from Manipur on bagging gold medals in the ongoing 21st edition Common Wealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia and blessed the players for their future endeavours.
Imphal, 06 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : India has won its 2nd Gold medal on Day two in Women's Weightlifting in the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018. Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu of Manipur won the Gold in the 53 kg Women category today. She lifted a total of 192 Kgs. While Deepak Lather bagged a bronze - first for India at 2018 commonwealth games - in 69kg weightlifting Men category. He lifted a combined weight of 295kg - 136kg in snatch and 159kg in Clean and Jerk. With this India has won 2 Gold and a silver. India now has four medals and all four have come from weightlifting. It may be mentioned Mirabai Chanu won the first Gold for India yesterday and broke the Commonwealth record in 48 kg category. Mirabai managed to lift 196kg in a remarkable effort. While P Gururaja bagged a silver mebal in Men's weight-lifting.
On the other hand The Indian Olympic Association, IOA, expressed happiness at the strong performance of the country's contingent on the opening day of competitions in the Commonwealth Games. It said the medal count will only go up in the coming days. India, one of the powerhouses of the Commonwealth Games, is being represented by 218 athletes this time. It may be mentioned the country won 64 medals (15 gold, 30 silver, 19 bronze) in the 2014 Glasgow CWG.
Imphal, 05 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : Irate students of DM College of Arts set ablaze desks and benches of the college against the non-fencing of the rear wall of the college and also locked up the gate of A-Block. Speaking to Impact News, General Secretary of DM College of Arts, Students Union, Arambam Vikash stated that they had written to the Education Minister to put up fence in January and also had met the Chief Minister regarding the same. He expressed disappointment that the Government is still indifferent to their request. Vikash maintained that due to the absence of the fence, drug abusers frequent the college and expressed apprehension of becoming an infamous place. He also announced total shut-down of DM College of Arts from today against the indifference of the Government and also maintained that the construction work of PG Academic Block will be suspended with immediate effect.
Imphal, 05 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : Cleaning of Thongangbi canal in Langdum began today after a gap of 24 years. Addressing media persons, MLA Keirao Constituency, Lourembam Rameshwor asserted that cleaning up the bed of the canal will facilitate around 31 acres of paddy fields. Rameshwor maintained that the unattended condition of the canal stretching about 7 KM from Langdum to Chanam Sandrok in Keirao Constituency has been causing inundation of the surrounding agricultural farms and houses during monsoons. Flood waters from the paddy fields in Thongangbi can now be easily drained in the canal with the cleaning of its bed. He also assured that the mini Tronglaobi barrage connecting Thongangbi canal and Iril river will be repaired by next year.
Imphal, 05 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : India has won one gold and one silver on the opening day of the Goldcoast Commonwealth Games today. Reigning World Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first Gold Medal. She won the coveted yellow metal in the 48 kg category with a total lift of 196 kg. Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India's medal account by claiming a silver in the men's 56kg category. The 25-year-old Gururaja, making his Commonwealth Games debut, equalled his personal best of 249kg to finish second in a field. Malaysia's three-time Commonwealth Championships medallist Muhammad Izhar Ahmed won the Gold, while Sri Lanka's Lakmal Chaturanga collected the Bronze. In men's team badminton competition, Indian shuttlers blanked Sri Lanka in a largely lop-sided preliminary clash of the event. In women's team table-tennis, India thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in a group match. However, in Women's Hockey India made a disappointing start. The team went down 2-3 to Wales, after trailing for most of the Group A clash.