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Saturday, 21 August 2021 15:28

MANIPUR GOVT TO SLASH FUEL PRICES

Petrol and Diesel in Manipur to get cheaper by 4 rupees per litre: CM N. Biren

In a big relief to the people of Manipur, the State Government has decided to cut Petrol and Diesel prices. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren today announced that the state government will reduce prices of Petrol and Diesel by 4 rupees each per litre. As per the announcement, petrol price in Manipur will now be 102 Rupees and 36 paise per litre and Diesel price will be 90 Rupees and 64 paise.

The Chief Minister announced the same today at the felicitation ceremony of the 5 Tokyo 2020 Olympians from Manipur, Boxer MC. Mary Kom, Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Judoka Likmabam Sushila, Hockey players Pukhrambam Sushila and Shanglakpam Nilakanta. Speaking at the event organised by Youth Affairs & Sports, YAS, Manipur at the indoor stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Chief Minister N. Biren assured that an official notification on the slashing of fuel rates will be issued soon.

State Government felicitated the five Tokyo 2020 Olympians with cash rewards and presented job appointment letters to Judoka Sushila and Hockey players Nilakanta and Sushila on the occasion. The Government has already given job offer and incentive to Tokyo Olympics Silver Medalist Mirabai in July.

Thursday, 19 August 2021 14:27

305 LITRES OF ILLICIT DIC LIQUOR SEIZED

3 men nabbed with 305 litres of illicit DIC liquor near Khumbong Bazaar

A team of Patsoi Police Station Commando has arrested three men along with large quantity of illicit DIC Liquor last night.

The team arrested them during a frisking drive near Khumbong Bazar Community Hall in Imphal West around 11 PM.As per police reports, arrested persons are 30-year-old Ningthoujam Suresh, son of Late N. Ingocha from Tairenpokpi Awang Leikai, 32-year-old Ningthoujam Khomba, son of N. Awangjao from Tairenpokpi Makha Leikai and 30-year-old Ningthoujam Lorish, son of late N. Gopal from Tairenpokpi Awang Leikai.

Acting on a tip-off on movement of suspected suppliers of DIC Liquor from Tairenpokpi towards Khumbong in an unknown Bolero vehicle, the police team under the overall supervision of Imphal West SP Dr. S. Ibomcha chased down and intercepted the Bolero vehicle bearing registration number MN-O1-AG-7110 coming from Ngairangbam and moving towards the IVR Khumbong Bazar. Upon checking the vehicle, police team recovered 305 litres of illicit DIC liquor.

Arrested persons along with the seized liquor have been handed over to State Excise team for further legal action.

A team of Anti-Smuggling Unit of Customs Division, Imphal today arrested a man with contraband worth around 5 crore rupees at around 9.30AM.

As per police report, the arrested person is 31-year-old, H.L. Shongkhogam Mate, son of H.L. Khaikholun Mate of Tengnoupal Bazaar, Chandel. Acting on specific information, the team arrested him at Kakching Lamkhai. He was carrying the drugs in a blue colour cement bag. Police found three brown colour packets labelled "3030 Export Quality", two Black colour packets and recovered 50 thousand amphetamine tablets, weighing about 5 Kg from the packets.

Police has registered a case against him under the relevant section of ND & PS Act, 1985 for necessary legal actions. Investigation is also underway to nab others involved in the case.

Students' Union of Mayai Lambi College,Yumnam Huidrom has boycotted any activities in the college until the Government fulfils their demand for a qualified Principal.

The Students' Union has claimed that the current Principal in charge does not fulfil the required criteria or RR hence, hindering progress of the college. Reportedly, the students have already submitted a written request demanding the same to Education Minister S. Rajen but there is no response yet.

They have also complained that there is not a single teacher in the History department of the college.

Police booth set on fire at Japhou Bazaar, Chandel for taking down Naga flags

Celebrations of Naga Independence day from the British tuned ugly in Chandel District, Manipur today.

Intense scuffle erupted between police and local Nagas at Japhou Bazaar in Chandel District when the locals celebrated Naga's Independence Day from the British by hoisting NSCN-IM Flag at various places.

Scuffle reportedly occurred when police took down the Naga flags citing that Indo-Naga Ceasefire is not extended to Manipur. Irate locals vandalised one police booth and set it on fire, while police resorted to tear gas shelling to contain the situation.

A video is also circulating where in the locals say that they will boycott India's 75th Independence Day celebrations tomorrow.

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