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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.

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Imphal, 20 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : JCILPS Students Wing has indefinitely shut down the Puzzle Restaurant at Singjamei Chingamathak for organising music show in an objectionable manner in connection with Diwali. The incident took place around 9 last night after JCILPS Student Wing was informed by the residents of the area. The team of JCILPS student wing found girls and boys allegedly consuming liquor and dancing in an inappropriate manner. A team of Imphal west police including officers arrived at the spot after the student wing informed them. Scuffle almost broke out as the locals stormed the restaurant, however, the police personnel controlled the situation. Later the police took away the people in  their van to avoid any untoward incident. A person they were allowed entry to the concert, “The 80’s Vibe-Unplugged Autumn” after purchasing a ticket of 200 Rupees. Speaking to media persons, Convenor of JCILPS Students Wing, Manjit Sarangthem said they strongly condemn such act and appealed to the people to help stop holding such events.

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Imphal, 17 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Directorate of Ayush, Lamphelpat and State Ayush Society Manipur organised the 2nd Ayurveda day at Indian Medical Association Hall, Lamphelpat today. The event was held on the theme Pain Management Through Ayurveda. Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister, L. Jayantakumar maintained that the right to live provided by the constitution of India, is the most important one. He said honest and sincere efforts should be made by all concerned to provide the right to life to future generations. The minister also stressed the need to carry out researches on the traditional methods of treatment practised by the prior generations. Taking part in the event, Health & Family Welfare Director, Dr. K. Rajo asserted that the Ayurvedic medicines have no side effects. He also stressed the relevance of Ayurvedic treatment. Many stalls displaying Ayurvedic medicines were also opened at the event.

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Imphal, 15 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Indian Team star goalkeeper at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Dheeraj Moirangthem returned home today to a rousing reception at Imphal airport. The goalkeeper who caught football fans' attention was garlanded by his fans as he came out of the airport. Dheeraj expressed happiness at the warm welcome and stated that it will encourage him to work harder. Replying to queries by media regarding the approach made by international clubs, Dheeraj said nothing has been confirmed yet. The U-17 team along with U-19 team will leave India on October 19 to play the qualifying match for Asian Cup in Saudi Arabia.

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Imphal, 15 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren today listened to the complaints and grievances of the people on the 6th Meeyamgi Numit held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Hundreds of people turned up to share their grievances with the Chief Minister. Biren gave priority to differently-abled persons, widows and old-aged people. He personally attended to around 200 complaints and met nearly one thousand people from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Unlike previous Meeyamgi Numit, the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) organised public screening of films and documentaries highlighting the achievements and new developments in the State including the achievements in the 100 days of the government. Health Department officials were deputed at CM’s Secretariat for the day to attend to the people, who seek medical assistance, reimbursement and health care in Government medical hospitals. Officials of Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd, Education (S), Youth Affairs and Sports, Minority and Other Backward Classes, Social Welfare and Police Departments and Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund were also deputed at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat to attend to the grievances of people. Taking advantage of the day, representatives of Film Forum Manipur submitted a memorandum to the chief minister urging him to implement Manipur State Cine Policy to develop Manipuri Cinema. Chairman of Film Forum Manipur, S. Mangoljao expressed happiness that the chief minister has assured them of looking into their demands. Mangoljao said although there is a director of Manipur Film Institute, classes have not begun causing inconveniences to the students. A woman identified as Chungkham Chaobi from Thongju collapsed and was treated by the Medical Team. A diabetic and kidney patient she had come to seek the chief minister’s help for her medical treatment outside the state. The chief minister directed the officials to admit her to RIMS or JNIMS.

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Imphal, 14 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Kuki Channel was launched today as part of the Impact TV's Impact Indigene Channel at Khongsai Veng Enjakhup Hall in Laipham Khunou. The television program for Kuki community named Kuki Channel will be telecast on ‘Impact Indigene channel’.  ADGP Training P. Doungel, representatives of Kuki Innpi and several distinguished persons of the community were present at the launch. Introducing the ‘Impact Indigene Channel’, Editor-in-Chief of Impact TV News, Yumnam Rupachandra said, the ‘Impact Indigene Channel’ aimed at promoting love, harmony and unity among the various communities living together since time immemorial to be able to lead the race to progress. He said ‘Impact Indigene Channel’ is not only for one particular community but it is a platform to bring  various cultures, festivals and lifestyles of different communities together.

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Imphal, 14 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : 7 Manipuri footballers who were part of the Indian team in FIFA Under-17 Boys World Cup returned home today to a rousing welcome at the Imphal International Airport. Although India lost to USA, Colombia and Ghana in the Group-A matches, it will go down in the history as India debuted in the Fifa Under-17 Boys World Cup for the first time. Football fans across the globe were thrilled with their performances. It may be recalled that Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem (Goal Keeper), Boris Thangjam (Defender), Amarjit Kiyam (Mid Fielder-Captain), Jeakson Thounaojam (Mid Fielder), Md Shah Jahan (Mid Fielder), Nongdamba Naorem (Mid Fielder), Suresh Wangjam (Mid Fielder) and Ningthoinganba Meitei (Mid Fielder) were part of the Indian squad.

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Imphal, 10 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : One day Regional Consultation Programme on “Child Rights -Gaps & Challenges in North Eastern States” was held today at the Classic Grande Chingmeirong. The programme was jointly organised by Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights, MCPCR, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, NCPCR and Social Welfare Department, Government of Manipur. Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur N. Kotiswar said there are many developments in providing and protecting Child rights as the Supreme Court has taken many steps to protect the children. He said institutes engaged in protection of Child Rights must work towards protecting the innocence of children. Chief justice Kotiswar said said the stakeholders must protect the children under POCSO Act, Juvenile Justice Act, Child Labour Act and deal with the children in a friendly manner.

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Imphal, 08 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : The state election commission will hold re polls at 27 polling stations tomorrow in the 5th general panchayat elections. For Zilla Parishad Members, Pradhans and Gram Panchayat Members, the re poll will be held at 8 polling stations under Keirao Bitra, namely 15/17/8, 15/19/1, 15/19/2, 16/20/8, 16/20/9, 16/20/10, 16/20/11 and 16/20/12. Under Porompat, re poll will be held at 12 polling stations, namely 7/18/1, 7/18/2, 7/18/3, 7/18/4, 7/18/5, 7/18/6, 7/18/7, 7/18/8, 7/18/9, 7/18/10, 7/18/11 and 7/18/12. Under Bishnupur District re poll will be held at polling station 8/4/2, Moirang, while under Thoubal District re poll will be held at polling stations 8/20/7, 8/20/10 and 8/20/11, Thoubal and polling station 2/3/16 in Lilong. Re poll for Zilla Parishad Members and Pradhans will be held at Imphal West, Wangoi polling station number 12/7/6 and polling station number 11/6/9 Wangoi for Pradhan.

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Imphal, 01 October 2017 ( Evening News ) : Manipur joins the world in observing International Day of Older Persons today. Social Welfare Department held an event to mark the day at Khunthokhanbi Shanglen Thangmeiband. Speaking on the occasion, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, Nemcha Kipgen assured that she will urge the Government to open hospital specially meant for old-aged people. She said it is unfortunate that there are cases of ill treatment of senior citizens in the state. Nemcha said the almighty will punish those who ill treat the elderly people. She also reminded that everyone will all age someday. The minister urged the NGOs and stakeholders to help the older persons in distress and open doors for them. She highlighted the major contributions of the older persons in the society. Social Welfare department presented gifts as a token of appreciation to older persons present at the event. The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.

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