Manipur revere Maharaja Ghambir Singh on his 184th death anniversary; CM Biren urged not to enter politics if one has no love for one's motherland
Imphal, 09 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : State observed the 184th death anniversary of Maharaja Ghambir Singh at his memorial site at Langthabal, Canchipur, today. The memorial ceremony was organised by State Archaeology Dept of Art & Culture. Speaking at the observance, Chief minister Nongthongbam Biren asserted that one should think of one's motherland as one venture into politics. He opined that a person who has no love for his motherland and his countrymen will never take any developmental works. He urged not to enter politics if one has no love for one's motherland. Biren disclosed that Maharaja Ghambir Singh's memorial site will be developed in consultation with an International level consultant at the earliest. Minister of Art & Culture, Langolakpam JayentaKumar, Minister of CAF & PD, Karam Shyam , many Ministers and MLAs were among those present at the event.
Imphal, 07 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : In commemoration of the 289th year of Puya Meithaba (burning of scared manuscript), the 40th three-day Black Day observance organised by International Observation Committee on Puya Meithaba (ICOP) commenced today on Regular School campus, Nambol in Bishnupur District. Giving the Keynote address at the observance, Convenor of ICOP, Moirangthem Naokhomba Meitei maintained development is hindered in Manipur as the sacred Manuscript of the State was destroyed by the outsiders. He said no one will restore and protect the sacred Manuscript unless people of the hills and the valley join hands. Naokhomba said the observance will also be held in other parts of Manipur. Councillor of COSHEM, Ph.Mantri, Councillor, of Nambol Municipal Council, Heisnam Somendro and Principal of Special Regular English School, Maisnam Kenedy were among those present at the observance.
Imphal, 05 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : The annual account statement of Government of Manipur 2016-17 was released, today. The annual accounts consist of Finance accounts and Appropriation Accounts. The statement showed that allotted funds for the demands passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly were not fully utilised. As per the reports released by the Accountant General for the period of 2016-17, out of the total allocated funds, 26.66 per cent in the Public Works Department, 18 per cent in the Education department, 49.0 per cent in the Agriculture department, 30.05 per cent in the Community and Rural Development, 85.55 in the General Economic and Planning , 47.41 per cent in the Minor Irrigation department, 24.75 per cent in the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, 35.34 per cent in the Social Welfare Department were left to be utilised due to inadequate budgeting or lack of monitoring of fund by the Government Departments. Addressing media persons at Accountant General (Accounts and Entittlement) office in Babupara, Accountant General of Manipur, D. Jaisankar asserted that financial discipline is required to improve the economy of state. He opined that stringent discussions on the surplus supplementary grants by the Finance department and the Government of Manipur would be the next right move.
Imphal, 04 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : A driver was shot death by unidentified individuals at Lamdeng makha Leikai, today. The incident occurred at Meitan-pokpi Handpump crossing on the road leading to Lamdeng Makha Leikai from Iroisemba around 10:30 this morning. The deceased has been identified as Leiphrakpam SanaNingthem, 33 years, son of Leiphrakpam Inaobi and Purnima from Lamdeng Makha Leikai. He is survived by a 5 year old daughter. Late SanaNingthem used to drive Mahindra mini pick-up truck to transport Bamboos. He drove his Mahindra mini pick-up truck bearing registration number MZ 01B 4125 carrying some bamboos around 6, this morning. Sources said SanaNingthem was shot by unidentified individuals on his way back home. Lamsang Police rushed at the spot after being informed by people in the area around 11.30 this morning. Altogether 8 bullet wounds were found in his body including one on right thigh, right arm, left chest and right abdomen. Police recovered 6 empty shells from the spot . A bullet was also found in the driver’s seat suspected to have been shot through his body. The deceased was alleged to have been involved in a rape case at Lamdeng makha leikai three years ago in 2015 and was in jail for almost 2 years.
Deputy CM Joykumar slams KSO’s allegations regarding withheld of teachers salaries for ADC and hill district's Education department
Imphal, 02 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar pronounced the allegations made by Kuki Students Organisation, Bungpi Block which appeared in Imphal free Press dailies on December 31 that the Finance Minister and the Tribal Affairs Minister withheld teachers salaries for 6 Autonomous District Council and Education Department as utter baseless charges. The Deputy Chief Minister demanded clarifications from KSO Bungpi Block regarding the matter failing which, he warned of lawful actions against the organisation at the earliest. Addressing media persons at his office in Babupara, today, the Deputy Chief Minister further said it was never stated that the salaries will not be released for the Autonomous District Council and Education Department of the hill areas. He asserted that the salaries supposed to be given will be given. He reiterated that if funds have to been sanctioned at any Emotional Blackmail, it would be equivalent to non existence of a Government in the state. He asserted that a team including the concerned authority need to properly audit the matter with Financial Discipline. He asserted that salaries will not be given until and unless a proper Auditing is conducted and Payment Clearance is issued.
Imphal, 02 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : A team of Narcotic Cell Imphal East District Police arrested a man with 350 gram of high quality heroin number 4 worth around 42 lakh rupees, yesterday. This is the biggest drug bust on the new year as part of the drives taken up by Imphal East District Police to curb drugs menace in the State. The arrested person is identified as Wilson Keishing, 47 years, son of late Yarteo Keishing from Silent Village in Laikoiching, Senapati District. SP Imphal East District Police, Kabik K told media persons that Wilson was arrested by a team led by Sub Inspector, M. Shabbir Ahmed under the supervision of Additional SP, Imphal East, Wungpam Kasar, DSP, Roni Mayengbam and Inspector Kh. Devkumar near Lamlong Girls Higher Secondary School at Lamlong market around 6 last evening. The high quality heroin was found inside a packet labelled as 999 that he carried.
Chief Minister Biren distributes over 54 lakh loans under to 41 persons, appeals for timely repament of loans
Imphal, 31 December 2017 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister, Nongthombam Biren today distributed 54 lakhs and 36 thousand loan under Manipur State Co-operative Bank Limited and NABARD to 41 loanees today. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief minister stated that the people of the state think loans are for free. He appealed to loanees to return the loan in time. He said the Government came to know about the problems of the people after interaction during Meeyam-gi numit and Ching-gi luchingba sing-gi numit. He said the loan are given to those who asked for financial assistance during the Meeyam-gi numit and ching-gi luchingba sing-gi numit and those who run Piggery and Diary Farm under Area Development Scheme of NABARD. The loanees also appreciated the Government for providing them with loans and assured that they will repay it in time.
Imphal, 29 December 2017 ( Evening News ) : A full fledged GST office for Manipur was inaugurated today at North AOC. The Commissioner office for Central GST Commissionerate Imphal was opened at North AOC this morning. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Commissioner of Central GST and Customs North East Region Shillong, WL Hangshing asserted that the new tax regime of Goods and Service Tax will help in nation building. He asserted that GST is a courageous and commendable step of the government of India. He said with people’s cooperation, the nation can develop under the new tax regime. He added that the entire North East States including Manipur lag behind in tax payment. WL Hangshing said under the GST, people in these areas will be able to contribute as part of one nation, one tax and one market system. Taking part in the inauguration of the office, Principal Secretary Finance, Vivek Kumar Dewangan stated that all doubts and apprehensions regarding the GST will be done away when one gets in-depth understanding of the new tax regime. He maintained that the new office in the state will enhance co-ordination between the state and the central government. He also asserted that the state’s revenues and resources will improve under the new tax regime. Commissioner of Central GST Imphal, Gaigondin Panmei, officials of taxation, customs and BSNL Imphal Branch were among those present at the event.