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Imphal, 13 December 2020 ( Evening News ) : Rural Development and Panchayati Raj organised a 'Strategy Meeting Cum Orientation Programme to convert Chanam Sandrok Gram Panchayat into a Model Village' at Thiyam Community Hall in Keirao today. The event was held under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MP Dr. RK Ranjan, Director of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and top officials of Line Department walked out of the meeting. Nevertheless, the meeting went on successfully. Experts stressed on various ways to convert Chanam Sandrok Gram Panchayat into a Model Village at the event. Other invitees namely Imphal East DC Khumanthem Diana, RD and PR Director P. Gojendro and Keirao MLA Lourembam Rameshor Meitei also failed to attend the meet. Speaking on the sidelines, Adhaksha of Imphal East District- P. Bimola expressed disappointment over the MP and top officials of Line Department for leaving the area without attending the meet. She urged the concerned officials of Line Department to put extra efforts in making the Village a full- fledged one.

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Imphal, 12 December 2020 ( Evening News ) : Manipur today commemorated the historic "Nupi Lal Movements". The day is a salute to those Manipuri women who waged two historic wars in 1904 and 1939 against mass exploitation and artificial famine triggered by the British imperialists.  The 81st State level Nupi Lal memorial observance was held at Nupi Lal Memorial Complex. People paid rich tributes to those brave Manipuri women who fought the mighty British armless. Speaking at the event, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren called upon the present generation to imbibe the invincible courage of those brave mothers who fought gallantly against the monopolistic policies of the colonial rule and strive for an egalitarian society. Chief Minister N. Biren led his Council of Ministers, MLAs, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs, Police & Civil top officials and the public in offering tributes to the brave mothers at the memorial complex.

Speaking on the sidelines, SDO Lamphel, Pooja Elangbam, IAS urged present generation to follow the paths of the brave mothers who fought gallantly against the exploitative policies of Colonial Rule and strive for socio-political reforms in the State.

Speaking on the sidelines, General Secretary of Nupilal Memorial Association Drama party, Nongthombam Binarani urged Chief Minister N. Bired to put into order, his assurance to name the road from Nupi Lal Memorial Complex till Keishampat as Nupi Lal Road at the earliest. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister N. Biren assured the same during last year’s Nupi Lal memorial observance.

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Imphal, 11 December 2020 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren today assured that necessary arrangements are underway to conduct Autonomous District Council elections in the near future. He was speaking to Impact News on the sidelines of handing over 3 vehicle each to 6 ADCs of the State. Chief Minister N. Biren, Tribal Affairs & Hills Minister Vungjagin Valte and relevant Department officials were present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that State Cabinet had already decided regarding ADC elections, however conduction of the election has been delayed owing to coronavirus pandemic coupled with lack of awareness on COVID-19 SOPs by villagers in the interior areas of the hills districts. Stating that possibility of getting coronavirus vaccine in the near future is high, the Chief Minister assured that the election will be conducted once the pandemic subsides. It maybe mentioned that All Tribal Students' Union Manipur ATSUM has already warned to resume their deferred agitations if the ADC election is not conducted at the earliest.

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Imphal, 10 December 2020 ( Evening News ) : Manipur joined the world-wide observation of International Human Rights Day today. Human Rights Defender Manipur observed International Human Rights Day on this year's theme “Recover Better Stand up for Human Rights” at New Chekon. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of Human Rights Defender Manipur- Joy Chingkham stressed on the need to spread awareness on Human Rights to build a peaceful society. He added that it is high time to include ‘Human Rights’ in School syllabus. Leaders of various CSOs attended the event.

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Imphal, 06 December 2020 ( Evening News ) : MLA Karam Shyam stressed on the need to encourage youths in their initiatives towards good cause He lamented that failure to follow disciplines has led to increase in unwanted incidents. He was speaking at the inauguration of shrine of Lainingthou Puthiba at Mairenkhong today. It may be mentioned that the construction of the shrine was funded by son of MLA Karam Shyam- Karam Gulmeet. Speaking at the event, MLA Karam Shyam said sacrifice, kindness and gratitude are some of the characters one should follow for an equal society. He assured possible support for any youths who takes up good initiatives. He also announced that a shrine of Ibudhou Pureiromba will be constructed at Karam without further delay.

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Imphal, 01 December 2020 ( Evening News ) : Nagaland governor RN Ravi on Monday said the Government of India is absolutely clear that there is and there shall be only one national flag and Constitution in India. He said that anyone talking anything contrary is peddling preposterous lies and are trying to confuse and mislead the people. Greeting the people of the State on the 58th Statehood Day of Nagaland, RN Ravi said, Quote UnQuote-“We stand at the crossroads of history. The right decision taken today will determine our future and the destiny of our coming generations.” He added that the Government of India has never ever talked, much less negotiated with anyone on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country and misadventure to disintegrate the nation shall not be tolerated. The NSCN (I-M) which is holding talks with the Centre for the last 23 years is insisting on separate Naga flag and constitution to arrive at a final solution to the Indo-Naga issue. Ravi, however, noted that there are some people who are standing as a roadblock to the aspirations of the people of Nagaland. President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted people of Nagaland on their Statehood Day. Nagaland became the 16th State of the Union of India on 1st December 1963.

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Imphal, 28 November 2020 ( Evening News ) : Manipur University of Culture Students Union has demanded authorities concerned to abide by UGC rules and regulations for admission process in the University. Union members carried out a protest demonstration in front of  Directorate of Art and Culture in Palace Compound today. They have also warned to surrender their bachelor’s degree certificates if diploma certificate holders not recognised by the UGC are allowed admission in the University. Taking part in the protest, Union General Secretary Y. Bhumeshwar urged authorities concerned to take necessary measures to ensure welfare of students without resorting to emotional blackmailing.

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Imphal, 28 November 2020 ( Evening News ) : Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Manipur State Unit celebrated 20th Foundation Day of LJP at State Guest House in Sanjenthong today. Speaking on the occasion, LJP National Vice President cum Langthabal MLA Karam Shyam said no political party will get absolute majority in upcoming 2022 Manipur Legislative Assembly Election. He asserted that minor political parties play crucial roles in government formation. Karam Shyam said LJP incepted in 2000 with eminent politician Ram Vilas Paswan as Founder President. He said LJP now has party offices in every states and has secured an important berth in the political scenario of India. Karam Shyam claimed that  LJP is taking a major role in the BJP led NDA Central Government as a coalition partner. He expressed disappointment that minor political parties are being ignored and Pre-Poll Alliance Ethics are being violated in Manipur unlike at the Centre. LJP State President Thangkhangin Ngaite, Chief Spokesperson N.Ibohal, Vice President L.Shyam and newly elected president of Dalit Sena- N.Sanjoy attended the event.

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Imphal, 22 November 2020 ( Evening News ) : 3.5 Collective strongly condemned the incident, which went viral in social media, where a COVID-19 positive drug user who fled from RIMS Covid Care Centre was physically assaulted by RIMS Staffs while restraining him. Speaking to media at Human Rights Alert office in Kwakeithel Thiyam Leikai today, Organisation Convenor- Babloo Loitongbam said those organisations working in field of Drug abuse prevention have been demanding Government to chalk out separate plans for Drug users since the beginning of the pandemic as drug users are most likely to be affected if ever tested COVID-19 positive. He lamented that failure of authorities concerned to take timely actions has led to increase in such unwanted incidents. He demanded the Government to include a special strategy for Drug users in COVID 19 policy.

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Imphal, 12 November 2020 ( Evening News ) : Repair of the Irang bridge along National Highway 37, Imphal-Jiribam road is underway after its second collapse yesterday. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren hopes that the bridge will be ready in one week. Speaking to Impact News during the media briefing at Chief Minister's Secretariat today, the Chief Minister assured that once the route is restored, foundation stone will be laid to convert the Bailey bridge into an RCC Bridge. N.Biren appealed to stop making fun of the army personnel who are putting their best efforts to repair the bridge which re-collapsed yesterday. Acknowledging that the old Cachar road needs to be repaired, N. Biren said those protesting about the bad condition of the road have been called for holding a peaceful dialogue with the Government.

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