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Imphal, 03 July 2016 : JNIMS Director Laishram Deben has assured to provide medical assistance to the ailing son of Kh Ibomcha and Kh Ibechaobi of Chairen Laingang Khullen in Bishnupur District who asked for help through Impact TV. Speaking to Impact News this afternoon, Director Laishram Deben said JNIMS is giving all possible help to poor patients with an aim to make the hospital patient friendly. He said a trust of like minded doctors has already been formed and the trust has been providing free drugs to poor patients.

JNIMS provided free medicines to Ibem Bibi, wife of Md. Haider Ali of Kshetrigao Awang Sabal Sabal Leikai who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS under the supervision of Director Dr. Deben Laishram. Haider Ali expressed his gratitude to the hospital for providing them free medicines.

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Imphal, 02 July 2016 : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has assured of doing all his best for the welfare of the state journalists including health care scheme during a meeting with the journalists led by All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union, President Wangkhemcha Shamjai yesterday. Speaking to media, Wangkhemcha Shamjai said AMWJU submitted a 10-point memorandum to the govt concerning the welfare of the journalists. Establishment of Press Academy, Housing Colony, allocation of land for AMWJU’s Moreh, Mao, Ukhrul and Tamenglong branches, free medical aid, ex-gratia to those journalists who died in the line of duty, family benefit schemes were included in the memorandum. AMWJU President added that the Chief Minister assured of converting the points raised by AMWJU into action as soon as possible. Chief Minister also assured of constructing a Memorial of Thangjam Dwijamani who died in 2012 because of stray bullet at Chingmeirong Cheirao Ching.

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Imphal, 02 July 2016 : Newly appointed chairperson of Manipur State commission for Women Dr. K.Sobita said the commission has taken up many initiatives to curb the problems facing women of the state. Addressing media persons at the office of Manipur State Commission for women located at DC complex ,Lamplepat, Dr.K.Sobita said to set up a help line number and a police security cell, a letter has been written to the Principle  Secretary, Social welfare department. She said the commission there has others members namely, Ranjita Golmei, Farida Shah, Nilima Devi. She said since the establishment of the commission in 2007, 543 cases were received, out of which 500 cases has been solved. She also said a short stay home for women who have completed jail term will be established for smooth transition into mainstream society. Dr. K.Sobita said 50% of crime against women occur due to lack of awareness. She said as part of awareness programme, the commission will soon start awareness programme at Bishnupur.

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Imphal, 30 June 2016 ( Evening News) : AC formed against the brutal killing of Md Arif has called for 28 hour bandh in Thoubal district from midnight tonight demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the killing. Mention may be made that Md Arif was killed during a commotion between two groups at Nungei on June 26. The JAC had earlier demanded to book the culprits involved in the killing of Md Arif within 48 hours from the June 27. A large number of protestors blocked the Imphal Moreh road in front of Lilong Police Station as the deadline for 48 hours has lapsed. Protesters also shouted slogans such as ‘punish killer IRB’, ‘Suspend IRB Personnel involved in killing a student’, ‘No need of Lilong PS which support killers in Lilong’. JAC Convenor Aslam Khan said an FIR has been registered at Lilong PS in regards to the killing and a memorandum has also been submitted to the Chief Minister and other authorities concerned. However, no progress in the case even after 4 days has lapsed is condemnable and unacceptable. Convenor also warned of intense agitation if the culprits are not booked at the earliest.

Popular Front of India, Manipur State in a press release stated that people shouldn’t ignore the recent Lilong Nungei incident where a teenager Md. Arif khan, Son of Md. Ayajudin was killed by the 3rd IRB and a gang of a community of the village. It further stated that the incident is strongly condemnable and appealed the authorities concerned to punish the culprits according to the law of the land at the earliest.

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Imphal, 29 June 2016( Evening News) : Education and Transport Minister Kh. Ratankumar today urged all the communities based in the state not to impose ‘community based’ bandhs and appealed all the communities to live together in peace to bring normalcy in the state. Addressing media persons at his quarter in Babupara, Minister Ratankumar who is also MLA of Mayang Imphal A/C said tension flared up between two communities in the constituency starting April 7 which resulted in loss of lives and property. Ratankumar said regarding the frequent tension between two communities, he met leaders of both the communities yesterday and formed a joint body called Mayang Imphal Konchak Bengoon Apunba Lup (MIKBAL). He hoped that the organisation will bring people of both the communities closer. It may be recalled that two youths accused of stealing vehicles loss their lives after they were beaten by a mob on April 7.

On the other hand, MIKBAL Advisor Md. Jabbar said tension has been continuing between the two communities living in the constituency. He thanked and appreciated MLA Ratankumar for his effort to bring peace and normalcy in the constituency

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Imphal, 29 June 2016 ( Evening News) : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today said the state needs 1,350 mega watts of electricity for 24X7 power supply in Imphal and District head quarters. Chief Minister made the statement at the one-day ‘Electricity & Related Issues redressal in Manipur’  jointly organised by Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Manipur and Mizoram, Manipur State Power Company limited and Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited. The event was held at Hotel Classic Grande. Chief Minister said the electricity department aims to install pre-paid meters in 3.5 lakh households in Imphal and District Head Quarters within December this year. Till date the electricity has installed 2.2 lakh pre-paid meters. Okram Ibobi Singh said the department collected Rs 4 crore in 2013-14 while Rs 11 crore was collected in 2015-16. Experts showcased presentation on upcoming projects at the event.

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Imphal, 26 June 2016 ( Evening News) : The JAC has threatened to intensify its agitation if the govt fails to produce the persons involved in the death of Md. Arif during a violent incident at Nungei by the next 48 hours. The joint action committee formed in connection with the death of the young boy today took the resolution to intensify the agitation at a public meeting held at Lilong Dam. The meeting was attended by representatives of Rural Area United Clubs Organisation (RAUCO) which is formed by 14 clubs of Lilong assembly constituency and  Popular Front of India (PFI). The meeting demanded that the govt must produce the persons involved in the murder of Md. Arif and stabbing of Md. Muhiboor Rehman who is undergoing treatment at Noor Hospital, Lilong as soon as possible. JAC co-convenor Aslam Khan warned that if the government does not produce and punish the persons in 48 hours, they will intensify the agitation with the help of civil society organisations. The JAC also submitted a memorandum containing the resolution to the chief minister.

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Imphal, 28 June 2016 ( Evening News) : Isak Chisi Swu, co-founder of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), died today at Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. He was 87. Isak was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in south Delhi on July 5 last year following "severe kidney ailments and urinary tract infection". He died at the Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj this afternoon at 12.40. He joined the underground movement in the late 1950’s and served as foreign secretary of Naga National Council which was the political organisation of the Naga people. Under the leadership of Angami Zapu Phizo in 1940s, he unsuccessfully campaigned for secession of the Naga territory from India and creation of a Sovereign Naga State. Isak Chisi Swu, Thuingaleng  Muivah and SS Khaplang formed the National Socialist Council Of Nagaland on January 31, 1980. NSCN was formed opposing the Shillong Accord signed by then Naga National Council and the Government of India. Following the disagreement the group split into two factions, NSCN-K led by SS Khaplang and NSCN-IM led by Isak Chisi Swu and Thuingaleng  Muivah.

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Imphal, 27 June 2016 : Educational Felicitation Committee and Pheiding-ga Development Committee today felicitated meritorious students of Potsangbam Zilla Parishad who have performed well in class 10 and 12 examinations. Editor in chief of Impact news Yumnam Rupachandra spoke on the role of media to promote education in the society at the event. Lamshang MLA W. Brajabidhu was the chief guest of the function held at Pheiding-ga Lairembi Mandap.

Meritorious students who secured 1st division in the Class 10 and 12 exam conducted by BOSEM, COHSEM and CBSE were felicitated at Sagolband Nepra Menjor Mamang Leikai. Felicitation was also held for successful candidates of the MPSC and MBBS of the area. Sanakhotnaba Amasung Chaokhat Khongthang Lup, SACKL organised the event. Altogether 14 students were with presented gifts.

Meritorious students of Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC who performed well in Class 10 and 12 Examinations this year were felicitated at a function today. The event was organised by Clubs and YUMBI at Hiyangthang maning lampak Community Hall.

135 students of Sagolband Constituency who excelled at the class X and XII examinations were felicitated at a function held at Sagolband Thingom Leikai Community Hall. The felicitation was held by  Sagolband Kendra Development Cum Beneficiary Committee.

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Imphal, 25 June 2016 ( Evening News): Protestors continued sit-in demanding introduction of a new bill to implement ILPS and withdrawal of wanted tag on former convener of JCILPS Khomdram Ratan. People today demonstrated at various places from DC office Porompat to Top Khongnang-makhong by blocking the roads. Many women took part in the protest organised by Meira Paibi of Kongpal Iramphak Thongkhong by blocking the bridge. Members of meira paibi blocked the road and held protest at Kongpal Top Khongnang-makhong Maning Leikai. The protest was organised by Kongpal Top Khongnang-makhong Maning Leikai Nupi Singi Lamjing Lup and Eastern Youth Development Association. Similar protest was also seen at Top Khongnang-makhong Mamang Leikai. The protestors formed human chains  and chanted slogans demanding ILP and introduction of a new bill to protect the indigenous people.

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