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Imphal, 26 July 2016 : A staged kidnapping case was solved with the help of complaint filed in the Singjamei Police Station. Four persons including NSCN-IM Self Style Lieutenant Colonel and his aide were arrested. SP AK Jhaljit said on July 19, Khoirom Yaiphaba from Singjamei Maibam Leikai filed a complaint that his two employees were abducted by armed men. He said the two employees staged their kidnapping along with the two arrested NSCN-IM men. The arrested NSCN-IM men are identified as Dangshankwa Leidong, age 39, S/O DK. Anglourung from Khudei Khullen who presently stays at Wangsangram Village in Pallel and Molung Leidunshim, age 42, S/O of Late M. Meran from Sandangsenba. The two employees are identified as Lourembam Toto @ Suresh, age 40, from Liwa Maning and Y. Kenedy, s/o  Yaithengbam Gulapi from Sawombung Thongkhong who presently stays at Langthabal Kunja. Maruti Van, Honda Activa along with Rs 70,000 cash were recovered from them.

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Imphal, 25 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Manipur Police busted two gangs, one involved in staged kidnapping and another involved making Bank Pass Book and AADHAAR card under fake identities. Police arrested 8 persons including two NSCN-IM cadres and a woman and seized fake documents, mobile phones, cash and arms used in running the rackets. Speaking to media persons at Imphal Police Station, Imphal West SP AK Jhaljit said the police initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint from a Nationalised Bank on July 19 and confiscated a large amount of documents and other materials from two shops located at Thangal Bazaar. Police arrested 4 persons in connection with the racket and hunting for Thoudam Prasanta of Wangoi Thoudam Leikai. SP AK Jhaljit said police during the investigation of a complaint filed at Singjamei Police Station on kidnapping case found it to be staged kidnapping carried out by some miscreants to earn money. Four persons including 2 NSCN-IM cadres are arrested in the case and search is on for some others involved in the case.

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Imphal, 25 July 2016 (Evening News) : Annual function of Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur was held today, 24 years after the council was formed. Education Minister. Dr. Kh. Ratankumar emphasised on introduction of new techniques in the teaching and learning process in the eduction system and character building of students. Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur organised the First Annual function of the Council at Classic Grande, Chingmeirong. Addressing at the function, Education Minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar appreciated the efforts taken up by Council to stop unfair means during examination. Minister Ratankumar said it is time that we bring new techniques to drew the attention of the students so that they learn their lessons well and there is no room left for unfair means. He said at present there is a global trend focusing on character building of the students. As part of the function Annual Report of COHSEM was released and gifts were distributed to DC, SP and flying squad who took a major role in the recently held examination conducted by the Council.

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Imphal, 24 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Normal life was partially hit by the 24 hour bandh called by All Manipur Written Test successful candidate 2013 Batch Police Constable. In some places bandh supporters blocked roads by placing bamboos and logs. Khurai and Kakwa in Imphal were affected by the bandh while Moijing in Thoubal district, and some areas in Chandel and Senapati district were also hit by the bandh. Police arrested 10 volunteers of the group  from Lilong. Joint secretary of the association Nameirakpam Suraj demanded unconditional release of the arrested persons.

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Imphal, 24 July 2016 : Works at RIMS OPDs will be resumed from Monday. International Peace and Social Upliftment (IPSA) President, Chingkhei Luwang announced it a press meet held at its office at Keishampat. Chingkhei said representatives of IPSA met the RIMS authority regarding closure of OPDs. He said they urged the RIMS authority not to close down the OPDs in connection with the suspension of a doctor.

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Imphal, 23 July 2016 ( Evening News) : State Labour Department began issuing license to inter state migrant workers employed by Companies or contractors in the state from 2014. Speaking to media at the press conference organised by DIPR at Moirangkhom, Labour Commissioner E Tomba said 1712 migrants workers were given license under the Regulation of Employment and conditions of service Act 1979. He also said the department will take stern action against child labour and appealed to people to inform the department if any child below 14 years is found employed in any building or construction work labourer.

E. Tomba also maintained that even though the Supreme Court has ordered implementation of the recommendations of Majithia Wage Board for working journalists and Newspaper employees, it is not yet implemented in Manipur. As per the instruction of the Supreme Court, 3 inspectors of the department monitored the media houses of the state and found that none of the media houses implemented the order. He  also stated that the Labour Department issues an identity card to those who have worked for more than 10 years in media houses, however, there is no welfare scheme provided to the media fraternity.

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Imphal, 23 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Four students who are on fast unto death at Singjamei Thongkhong since yesterday demonstrated in the middle of the road near the eastern side of the Singjamei bridge today. The protest caused serious inconveniences to the people on the road. Police yesterday arrested 4 students who were on fast unto death since July 19 and the four students underwent fast since yesterday. The student protestors sat in the middle of the road since early morning. As they blocked the road, engines of all kinds of vehicles were shut down and people pushed their vehicles silently on the road. They sat on the road around 10 am and then moved to the waiting shed. The students who are on fast unto death are Irom Jotin Kumar of Liberal College, R.K. Sitam of Johnston Hr Sec School, Thokchom Leonard , CC Hr. Sec. School and  Ninghoujam Linthoi Lamlong Hr Sec School

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Imphal, 22 July 20146 ( Evening News) : The incessant rain that hit the state in the last few days has flooded many areas around the Loktak lake. Many villages around the lake have been submerged under flood water affecting the several families. Affected people have urged the human rights activists to help them. They said the govt has deprived them of their right to livelihood.

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Imphal, 22 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, JCILPS continued its drive against illegal migrant labourers. Around 20 migrant workers were caught by the volunteers for not having proper identification documents this morning around 10. JCILPS volunteers along with local Meira Paibi conducted the drive against migrant workers near Sekmai Police Station. The volunteers stopped buses and other public transport vehicles to identify illegal migrant workers. The joint committee has been conducting drive against migrant workers who entered the state in the last few days on the national highways demanding Inner Line Permit System in Manipur. The migrant workers had with them xeroxed copies of ID issued by JCILPS or fake ID papers. 123 migrant workers were caught yesterday during JCILPS drive in Sekmai.

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Imphal , 21 July 2016 (Evening News ) : Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued draft guidelines for standards of instant noodles and proposed that egg powder may be added. The notification was issued to bring more clarity in regulating the instant noodles products, following, Maggi controversy last year. Besides instant noodles, the food regulator also issued draft guidelines for quality standards of fortified atta, maida and rice, durum wheat maida and pearl millet flour. In April this year, FSSAI had asked state authorities to launch proceedings against only those noodle or pasta companies that had taste-enhancer MSG in their products despite carrying 'no MSG' or no added MSG' label on the packets.

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