Imphal, 09 November 2017 ( Evening News ) : Agitating students of Industrial Training Institute, ITI Takyel, today turned violent to press their demands for a principal and a well equipped laboratory. They set fire to two cars set of the institute. The students of the Industrial Training Institute, have been demanding a full time Principal, a well equipped laboratory and other requirements in the institute. Many students of the institute joined the protest and burnt the two vehicles kept inside the institute around 11, this morning. The students resorted to violent protest as the State Government has failed to meet their demands. They have submitted memorandum highlighting their grievances. As soon as learnt about the incident a force of Imphal West police rushed at the spot to contain the situation. Police called for fire service to douse the flames but the agitating students prevented the fire tender from entering the institute. Later, police managed to pacify the students. Police personnel put off the fire with water from a nearby drainage.
Imphal, 04 November 2017 ( Evening News ) : Chief minister Nongthombam Biren today inaugurated 5 different government offices and laid the foundation for women's market in Chandel district. The chief minister during his visit to the district inaugurated the Chandel District Hospital and govt offices including the ADC office. He assured that the women's market in the district will be completed by January next year and will be presented as a new year gift to the people of Chandel. The chief minister also directed the officials of Manipur Police Housing corporation to expedite the construction of the market and complete it within January. Biren also inaugurated Liwachaning girls hostel at Komlathabi, Science laboratory of United college and Maha Union Girls Hostel. He also laid the foundation of Panchai Town hall. The chief minister along with Ministers inspected the Chandel district hospital complex and appreciated the staff when he saw the hospital providing Generic medicine to patients at cheaper price. The chief minister along with ministers and MLA will also attend a public meeting at Maha union ground. A cabinet meeting will also be held at the DRDA hall in mini secretariat.
Acting CJ of High Court of Manipur Kotiswar has urged the people to try to resolve their issues before coming to the court
Imphal, 02 November 2017 (Evening News ) : Acting chief justice of High court of Manipur N. Kotiswar today urged the people to resolve their issues before coming to the court. A commendation ceremony for the best Para-Legal Volunteer, PLV and District Legal Service Authority 2016-2017 was held at the Auditorium of the High Court of Manipur. Manipur State Legal Services Authority organised the event. Speaking at the event, Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur, N. Kotishwar stressed that the people must try to resolve any issue before approaching the Court of Law. He said the court must be approached when the issue is critical. The acting chief justice maintained that court proceeding involves time and money. He also highlighted the role of Para Legal Authority in settling the issues before they are brought before the court. In his speech Justice, Kh. Nobin said the people do not try to find out the reason behind the delay in the distribution of rice for the poor people. He said the government of India sanctions the rice for every month but the people remain silent when the authorities concerned tell them that the PDS items have not been sent and that the items will be distributed next month. He appealed to people to take legal help regarding such matter.
CM Nongthombam Biren reaffirms his commitment to protection of territorial integrity of the country at any cost
Imphal, 31 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren today reaffirmed his commitment to the protection of territorial integrity at any cost and urged everyone to protect integrity of the country. The chief minister was speaking on the sidelines of National Unity Day observance at Khuman Lampak Sports Stadium. The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports organised the event to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of India’s Iron Man Sadar Vallabhai Patel. While responding to a query regarding the Centre's claim that the seven decade old Naga insurgency issue will be resolved soon and the panic among neighbouring states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh over the Naga demand for creation of a Greater Nagaland, Biren said the Prime Minister has repeatedly assured that the territorial integrity will not be affected at any cost. He also asserted that the Manipur Assembly has already taken a firm stand to protect the territorial integrity of the State at any cost.
Imphal, 28 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : The state Cabinet has decided to complete 161 works of different departments within 365 days of the BJP led govt. The Cabinet which met yesterday with chief minister Nongthombam Biren in the chair discussed finalization of a number of developmental programmes to be taken up by different departments. The Government has identified 161 works under Health & Family Welfare, Information Technology, Science & Technology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Transport, Public Works Department, Home, Art and Culture, Public Health Engineering Department, Finance Department, Power, Tourism, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Education, Planning, Social Welfare, MAHUD, Minorities and Backward Classes etc. to be completed in 365 days of the government. The Chief Minister directed the Ministers to monitor the progress of the work to ensure their completion on time. The Cabinet also decided to compensate the damages caused by blast on March 2, this year at the residence of Leishiyo Keishing at Langol. It also approved creation of 2 posts of Superintending Engineer (Civil) in Manipur Police Housing Corporation.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assures that peace talk between NSCN-IM and Government of India will not compromise territorial integrity
Imphal, 26 October 2017 ( Evening News ) :Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured that the peace talk between the NSCN-IM and Government of India will not compromise the territorial integrity of Assam. Rajnath Singh gave the assurance to Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal during a meeting at New Delhi yesterday. He said the central government is committed to maintain peace and harmony in the Northeast region. During the meeting, the duo took decision to close Karimganj-Cachar and Maan Cachar-South Salmara sector along India-Bangladesh broder as soon as possible.
Imphal, 22 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Locals today repaired the breached bank of the Imphal river at Singjamei Tekhao Sapam Leikai pat road. This river breached its bank in the area a week ago and the situation worsened as the water level rose following incessant rain. The bank collapsed further due to the incessant rain which lashed the state since last afternoon. Residents of the locality came out since early morning after the water level increased to repair the bank. They used bamboos, earth and other available items to block the water. Speaker Y. Khemchand’s wife, Joybala Yumnam also visited the site. The speaker is out of town. General Secretary of Social Environment Development Organisation (SEDO), S. Devan said the road collapsed since last week. He said the absence of a retaining wall and good road has caused a lot of inconveniences to the people. Devan lamented that no actions have been taken so far despite their repeated requests to the department. He appealed to all departments concerned to look into the matter at the earliest.