Imphal, 15 March 2018 ( Evening News ): Andro Police has arrested four individuals alleged to be involved in the killing of Moirangthem Megha who allegedly disrupted the Lai Haraoba performance on March 7 at Yairipok Top Chingtha Mathak. The four arrested persons are identified as Pukhrihongbam Raju, 41 years from Yairipok Laimanai, Konjengbam Nilakanta from Yairipok Top Chingtha Mathak, Maibam Jiban from Yairipok Top and Laishram Munal from Yairipok Top Chingtha Pukhri Achouba Mapal. Andro Police arrested them on March 13 and were later produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Imphal East yesterday. They are kept in Police remand for further investigations.
Imphal, 15 March 2018 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister, Nongthombam Biren visited old age Homes, children homes and Mentally Retarded centre in connection with the first anniversary of the BJP governance in the state today. Biren asserted that his government will give top priority to the poor and the destitutes. The Chief Minister accompanied by Social welfare Minister, Nemcha kipgen, Revenue Minister, K. Shyam and MLAs visited old age Home set up by All Manipur Senior citizen Welfare Association at Mongsanggei, BB Paul mental development home, Destitute Children home at Tera Keithel, Carmel Jyoti children home at Luwangsangbam and Dewlaland Children home. Biren presented gifts to the aged persons at the old Age home in Mongsangei and encouraged them not to be disheartened. The Chief Minister also assured that Health cards under Chief minister gi Haksel gi tengbang will also be handed over to the elderly persons at the Home within a week. Biren assured that the lacking infrastructure at the home including food items will be provided at the earliest. He also assured to provide a domestic water pipeline to the Homes in consultation with the officials of Public Health Engineering Department. The Chief Minister also presented gifts to the other Homes he visited today. Biren encouraged the Children at the homes not to lose heart but instead focus on education to be successful in life. Speaking on the sidelines of the Visit, Chief Minister Biren said the Union Home Ministry has agreed to start helicopter service in the State by issuing a formal letter at 75 per cent subsidy scheme and the remaining 25 per cent by the State Government. The Minister also maintained that the Thoubal Multi Purpose Project and Dolaithabi Barrage Project which were earlier planned to be inaugurated during the Prime Minister’s Visit to the State tomorrow will not be inaugurated as the projects are yet to be completed.