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Imphal, 01 May 2016 : People took out a Meira rally last night to protest govt's delay in solving the alleged murder of  B. Pittaranjan Sharma alias Korabin from Nongmeibung who was found dead Langkhong khul under Kashom Khullen Police Station in  Ukhrul District. The rally organised by the JAC against Pittaranjan's death began from Nongmeibung Traffic Point and went around Porompat Soibam Leikai.

JAC Against Brutal Killing of B. Pitaranjan Sharma alias Korabin held a sit in at New Checkon today. Speaking to media persons JAC spokesperson expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s negligence on the case and resolved to close educational institutions and offices in Imphal East. She said the JAC wants the truth in the death case and they have met the Chief Minister and the Home Minister but the government has not taken any action in the case. Jina also accused the government of  neglecting the public issues.

Imphal, 1 may 2016 : One day media sensitisation workshop on crime against women with special reference to suicide cases/suspicious death of women in Manipur was held today at the classic hotel. The workshop organised by Women Action For Development aimed at seeking strategic suggestions and inputs from editors to improve criminal justice. Victims of crimes against women shared their testimony at the workshop. Resource persons spoke on ‘media report on suicidal cases’, ‘recent trend of suicide in Manipur and medical legal aspect’, ‘psychological aspect in suicidal cases, legal procedure/perspective on suicidal cases’ and role of NGOs in dealing with crime against women. Speaking to media persons secretary of WAD, Sobita Mangsatabam stated that 188 cases of crimes against women were reported from January till 29 April 2016. Death of 368 women was reported from 2011 till 2015 and most of the victims did not get justice till now. She also appealed to media persons to follow cases after reporting them in their newspapers for speedy delivery of justice.

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Imphal, 18 ( Evening) April 2016 : Angry locals of Wangkhei Hijam Leirak, Imphal East last night attacked the Panthou Eisei Konung accusing 45-year-old Panthou of encroaching the land where Meira Paibi Shang is constructed. Large number of locals stormed the Panthou Eisei Konung at around 8.30 last night and attacked vehicles parked near the Panthou's house. Three cars including properties were damaged in the attack. It is reported that Hijam Ratan popularly known as Panthou along with his disciples tried to put up a fence near the land where Hijam Leirak Meira Paibi Leisem Lup  Shang. Locals erupted in anger after Panthou’s disciples tried to occupy and remove the Meira Paibi Leisem Lup  Shang. The matter escalated after Panthou’s elder brother Hijam Sarat physically assaulted W. Narsingh and W. Purnimashi. A large number of locals than attacked the Panthou’s house damaging vehicles and properties. Speaking regarding the incident, Hijam Leirak Meira Paibi Leisem Lup, Secretary, Thongam Chitra said Panthou is challenging the locals by trying to grap the land of Meira Paibi Leisem Lup  Shang  is built. Meanwhile a public meeting was held this morning regarding the incident. The locals have decided to boycott Panthou unless and until he apologises to the locality. The locals have also decided to stop devotees of Panthou from entering the Panthou Eisei Konung until the matter is resolved.

Imphal, 4 April 2016 : The people of Nongshum Khull in Khundrakpam A/C today blocked the roads from ‘Khamelok to Imphal’ and ‘Hongmahn to Imphal’ protesting frequent threats by Kuki Liberation Army - KLA which is a signatory to Suspension of Operation with the govt. Villagers of Nongshum Khull consisting of young and old men are guarding the village at night along with their licence guns in fear that KLA cadres will attack the village. Villagers told media persons about the atrocities of the KLA cadres on the villagers. Villagers said they blocked the village roads after receiving information of KLA cadres arriving at Sinai Camp. The closure of the roads have affected people living in interior Kuki villages in Saikul A/C. Vehicles including two wheelers are not allowed to move on the blocked roads. JAC Against the Torture of Nongshum Village by KLA, KNO Convenor, Kongjengbam Ibungobi said they will impose economic blockade in case govt fails to resolve the issue with the Kuki village chiefs.

Imphal, 2 April 2016 : 9 persons including 5 women were injured in a fight between 2 villages in Chandel District headquarters over land dispute this morning around 6. The injured are admitted at SHIJA Hospitals and the condition of 3 of them are said to be critical. Sources said about 150 heavily armed villagers of Lambung village led by the village chief came to Mantripantha village in the morning and vandalised the fences of houses. Villagers of Mantripantha were attacked with sticks and knives when they tried to stop the advancing Lambing villagers who even fired in the air. Chandel police rushed to the spot and put the situation under control. District administration also clamped section 144 of CrPC in the area. Chandel MLA, Victor Nunglung visited the injured who are mostly villagers of Mantripantha.

Imphal, 31 March 2016 : The Sessions Judge, Imphal west M. Manojkumar Singh today dismissed the application filed by Ch. Taratombi, the mother of late Chungkham Sanjit for further investigation by the CBI into the Sanjit-Rabina fake encounter case. In his order issued today the judge said the application filed by the mother of the deceased Ch. Sanjit for directing the CBI to further investigation under section 173(8) Cr PC is dismissed. The judge in his 37-page order stated that the CBI after completion of investigation has submittes charge sheet against 9 accused persons and the court has framed charges against the said 9 accused persons and the trial has been commenced. The order said during the trial 75 witnesses were already examined out of 254 listed witnesses. It mentioned that no application is being filed from the CBI who investigated the case seeking permission for further investigation of the case on the basis of the alleged disclosure by the accused Th. Herojit Singh till date even though they have power to proceed further investigation under section 173(8) Cr PC.

Imphal, 31 March 2016 : A Delhi court today acquitted activist Irom Sharmila in a case of attempted suicide registered against her in 2006.  Irom Sharmila underwent fast at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in 2006 demanding repeal of AFSPA from Manipur. She has been on fast for 16 years. The activist in 2013 had refused to plead guilty in the case, so the court took it to trial, and she has been out on bail since. During her hearing, the prosecutor claimed Sharmila showed the intent to kill herself and that the offence she had committed was clear. However, she claimed she loved her life and was using her fast as a stand against the AFSPA, which gives the Army unbridled power and protection in conflict-ridden states and has been criticised for widespread misuse. Sharmila who has often been charged with the same offence said "I am fed up by trials on the same charge again and again.” She also reiterated her interest in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which she has been unable to do so far.

Imphal, 30 March 2016 : In a shocking incident a 30-year old man shot his first cousin at Kwakeithel Moirang Purel Leikai today. The deceased has been identified as Laishram Naopak, 26 son of  Laishram Govind, while the alleged killer has been identified as Laishram Veerjit, son of Dr. Ranbir Laishram. Govind and Dr Ranbir are brothers. The accused is presently under probation as Sub Inspector in Manipur Police department. According to the family of the deceased, Naopak was taken by his cousin Veerjit in a Maruti Suzuki Swift car around 11am and later came to know about his death from the police. Police sources said Veerjit brought the dead body of Naopak around 1.20pm to Singjamei Police Station and surrendered himself. Naopak was shot in the  chest and right thigh. Residents of Kwakeithel Moirang Purel Leikai vandalised some portion of the house of the accused but  police personnel controlled mob. The reason for the killing is not yet known. A case has been registered at Singjamei Police Station.

IMPHAl, 20 March 2016  : A person was injured in grenade explosion at Kanchi Indane Gas Service and rushed to RIMS Hospital. The injured person has been identified as Thokchom Ranjit, 52 of Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai who serves as watchman at Kanchi Indane Gas Service, Kwakeithel Tiddim Ground. He was injured in the left leg and is out of danger. Some unidentified miscreants hurled the grenade at the compound of Kanchi Indane Gas Service. The lever of the was recovered from the compound while the pin was recovered from outside the gate. A team of Imphal West Police led by SP rushed at the blast site.

IMPHAL, 20 March 2016 :  Normal life in Moreh town on Indo-Myanmar border  has been badly affected by the 24 hour bandh called by Kuki Students Organisation. The KSO has called for the bandh against the bomb explosion at the office of Hill Tribal Council, Moreh last night around 8. All kinds of vehicles remained off the Imphal and Moreh road. Markets, business establishments, banks and govt offices also remained closed.  KSO stated that although no one was hurt in the explosion, the incident has created panic among the students who are appearing in the HSLC and HSSLC examinations.

Meanwhile, a bomb was discovered next to the fence wall of Moreh Police Station this morning around 6. Bomb Squad from Imphal were called in to diffuse the bomb. All the traffic movements in the area were closed following the discovery of the bomb. The spot where the bomb was discovered is just 300 metre away from the Hill Tribal Council office where a bomb exploded yesterday night. Reports said the bomb was safely removed by the bomb squad around 2 in the afternoon. Later it  was safely exploded near the Assam rifles camp at KLP on H. Monjang road about 4 km of Moreh police station.

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