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Imphal, 12 July 2016 ( Evening News): Keirao MLA K. Thamarjit said the cleanliness drive of around 2 km long Lilakhong which runs through Manipur University will be completed in a week. MLA Thamarjit made the statement after inspecting the work along with MU Vice Chancellor HNK Sharma today. He said the drive will help save around 400 hectares of paddy fields of Kyamgei Loukon from flooding. The drive will also help from flood situation in Thongju  and Singjamei constituencies. The MLA said there is a plan to construct retaining wall along the Lilakhong canal. Manipur University Vice Chancellor HNK Sharma said the university will extend all possible help in cleaning the Lilakhong.

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Imphal, 12 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Transport Directorate and Traffic Police have jointly launched a drive against illegally operated diesel and petrol auto-rickshaws to ease the traffic volume in Greater Imphal areas. The auto-rickshaws plying on Nagamapal and Bir Tikendrajit roads were checked by one by one by a team led by  inspector of State Transport Authority Thiyam Dinachandra if they had the necessary documents and modified the vehicles. They seized the over loaded auto-rickshaws and fined them. Thiyam Dinachandra told media persons that as per decision of the state cabinet to check the ever increasing traffic volume in Imphal areas, the dept has stopped issue of licence to Diesel and Petrol  Auto-rickshaws, Tata Magic, Winger and Cruiser from July 19, 2013. He said according to the records of the department, the number of Diesel and Petrol Auto-rickshaws in Greater Imphal is about 4 thousand but the dept has received reports that the number of auto-rickshaws on the roads far exceeds the number in official records. He said picking up of passengers at unauthorised parkings by auto-rickshaws in Imphal Cityhas caused serious inconveniences to the people on the busy roads. He also appealed to the people to strictly follow the traffic rules while driving and extend cooperation to the measures taken by the department to ensure safety on the road.

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Imphal, 11 July 2016 ( Evening News ) : RIMS authority today suspended Dr. L. Trinity Meitei in the Thokchom Kheroda death case. It may be recalled that Thokchom Kheroda from Khurai Sajor Leikai died after delivering a baby girl on July 6. JAC and family of Thokchom Kheroda have agreed to take the body tomorrow. Large number of people constituting JAC members, family and locals of Khurai Sajor Leikai today stormed inside the RIMS complex demanding suspension of the doctors for negligence. The suspension order came when the protesters were meeting the RIMS Director and Medical Superintendent. RIMS Director also assured the protesters of departmental inquiry on Dr. Trinity.

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Imphal, 11 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Former JCILPS Women's Wing Convenor, Ema L. Nganbi told media persons that Chief Minister informed women representatives of JAC that Khomdram Ratan was announced wanted following an emergency meeting of the Cabinet which discussed the photograph uploaded in the Facebook. Four women representatives of JAC formed against the declaration of former JCILPS convenor Khomdram Ratan Wanted met the Chief Minister. Ema Nganbi further said the women representatives urged the Chief Minister to look into the frequent adjournment of the Khomdram Ratan case to which Chief Minister replied that the govt can not interfere in the matter as the case is in the court. Earlier in the afternoon police stopped large number of women protesters attempting to storm the CM bungalow. The women were protesting against the postponement of hearing of Khomdram Ratan case. The case was adjourned in the High Court of Manipur till July 18 due to absence of the judge. The angry women protesters were stopped by police at Nupi Lal Complex. Later the four representatives were allowed to meet the CM.

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Imphal, 11 July 2016 : Chief minister Okram Ibobi reiterated that his govt has been making all possible steps to improve sports infrastructure in the state to facilitate sportspersons to develop their talents and do well in the national and international arenas. Speaking at the international football exhibition match between Singapore FC and United Manipur FC organised by Wahengbam Indramani memorial football academy, WIMFA at Khuman Lampak main stadium the chief minister appreciated the WIMFA for organising the international football exhibition match and hoped that the sports lovers of the state would be able to witness more international matches in their own ground. O. Ibobi also urged the people to inculcate the sense of well being, self respect, sound health and mind, good character and good moral into the young people. He appealed to the sportspersons to bring more laurels to Manipur like Mary Kom did. United Manipur FC defeated Singapore FC 3-1 in the exhibition match.

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Imphal, 10 July 2016 : Nearly 300 pending and pre litigation cases in Manipur have been settled at the National Lok Adalat held at Uripok Cheirap Court today. More than Rs 64 lakh 33 thousand have also been collected at the National Lok Adalat organised by Manipur State Legal Services Authority. Cases of Electricity, Water, Telephone, Public Utility Disputes, Family Court and Bank were heard at three different benches in the court complex. National Lok Adalat is being held on the second saturday of every month throughout the year.

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Imphal, 10 July 2016 : A police team led by Mayang Imphal Police Station SDPO M. Rameswar Singh searched the house of former convenor of JCILPS Khomdram Ratan. The police reported that the second wife of Khomdram Ratan was not at home since July 2. On the other hand JAC Singjamei refuted the police report. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club JAC Singjamei Convenor Th. Subash said it is very unfortunate that the police searched the house of Khomdram Ratan while the people are demanding removal of the wanted tag. He said the government’s move will not distract the people’s movement. He also said sit-ins will be held in and around Singjamei on the 10th and 11th of this month, while the future course of action will be decided after the court’s ruling on the 11th of this month.

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Imphal, 09 Saturday  2016 : Chief minister Okram Ibobi today spoke out against the politicisation of national food security act and development of roads by political parties in the state. Okram Ibobi insisted political parties need not politicise such issues. The chief minister was speaking at the felicitation of Congress candidates who were elected in the recent Imphal Municipal Corporation election at Congress Bhawan. Ibobi emphasised the role of the elected Corporators in the development of Imphal city.  He said the state should not always wait for the funds from the centre for the development. He maintained that is always necessary to have a strong foundation from the grassroots, the local bodies to the assembly to ensure a stable govt. He also emphasised the role of the congress party and its workers to win people's confidence in both the valley and hills. Stating that  people always welcome a better change, Ibobi accused the BJP govt in the centre of changing the names of many schemes launched by the UPA to their leaders names. He said the BJP govt has changed the UPA 's Look East Policy to Act East policy but it has failed to achieve in the last two years.

Imphal, 08 July 2016 : People today paid rich tributes to Sapam Robinhood who was killed during the ILPS stir last year on his first death anniversary. Robinhood died after he was hit by a tear gas shell while students were taking protests in Imphal demanding ILPS in Manipur. A large number of people including students took part in first death anniversary of Sapam Robinhood who has been awarded the title of “Lamjing Meira”. The function was held at his memorial at Awaching in Imphal East since morning. Traditional Pena singers performed marking the beginning of the observance. A contingent of Martial artists gave General Salute  to the Lamjing Meira. Students and people from different walks of life offered floral tributes at the memorial. Joint Committee On Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) also held a memorial service at the same venue.

Convenor in charge of JCILPS, BK Moirangcha said the memorial service of Lamjing Meira Sapam Robinhood will make the movement for implementation of inner line permit system in the state stronger and the people will be more determined to protect the indigenous people. He said the  JCILPS has prepared a bill which will get the support of all the indigenous people of Manipur.

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Imphal, 07 July 2016 ( Evening News) : Like in the rest of the world, Muslims today celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious and traditional fervour and enthusiasm in Muslim inhabited areas of Manipur to mark the end of the holy month Ramzan. Muslims in Moijing, in Thoubal District celebrated the festival with religious gaiety. People gathered in large numbers at  Moijing Idiga ground to offer Namaz in the morning. They also performed Kabar Giyarat, a ritual of offering prayers at the grave of their forefathers as a part of the celebration. Speaking at the occasion Secretary of Eidgah Committee Moijing, Md. Abdul Waris wished for unity and peace among the people.

Md. Abdul Waris also expressed his disappointment over the delay in the completion of the work in  Eidgah at Moijing. He appealed to the chief minister to complete it.

12 Bihar Regiment and ANJUMAN, Lilong  jointly celebrated Eid-ul-Fitre at the office of ANJUMAN, located at Lilong Dam. Personnel of the battalion led by Captain Abhishek Kumar and the members of ANJUMAN prepared food and ate it together. Secretary of ANJUMAN, Habibulah Pushamayum wished the people of Manipur for a prosperous and peaceful future from today. He wished that the mistrust and animosity be washed out with the blessings from Allah.

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across the country. The faithfuls attired in their best thronged Eidgahs and mosques to offer Eid prayers. Later they exchanged Eid greetings. In Delhi, main congregations were held at Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid and Shahi Eidgah. Speaking on the occasion, the Imams, who led the prayers appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony and prayed for the progress and prosperity of the country. In Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir,Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated yesterday.

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