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"Age is just a number. Keep your dreams alive!" These inspiring words come from Mrs. Sheileja Maibam from Manipur, a mother of three who has recently bagged the Classic Mrs. India Karnataka First Runner Up Title along with Mrs. Best Hair Sub-Title. Mrs Pratibha Saunshimath organised the largest pageant for married women with growth to national and premium international pageants at Bangalore in Karnataka on August 11. 

Upon winning the titles, Mrs. Sheileja Maibam gave credits for her achievement to her three children for always believing in her. She also thanked her Father-in- law Maisnam Ibohal and her parents Maibam Ibomcha and Maibam ongbi Radhesana for always supporting her every endeavours. She made a special mention about her friends Inderjeet Kaur and Rohi Kaur for inspiring her to participate in the prestigious contest.

Sheileja fondly remembers her late Grandmother Hourungbam Nupimacha Devi for giving her tips and care in maintaining her hair since her early days. She also expressed gratitude to Irengbam Angabala for helping her with the Manipuri Potloi which she wore for the ethnic round of the pageant and won the hearts of many.

It may be mentioned that Sheilija was crowned Miss Manipur 1997, Miss Kut 1995, Miss Phouoibi 1995 and Miss Beautiful Hair at Miss North East 1995. She will now represent Manipur in the upcoming Mrs India contest next year.

Sunday, 22 August 2021 13:07


La Ganesan appointed as Manipur Governor after Ex-Governor Dr Najma Heptulla's retirement from the post

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday appointed BJP leader La Ganesan as the Governor of Manipur with effect from the day he assumes charge of the office. He will be the 17th Governor of Manipur.

La Ganesan has served as Rajya Sabha member and BJP in several capacities. He has served as General Secretary of Tamil Nadu BJP unit and prior to that he was Pracharak in RSS. Ganesan had also replaced Dr. Najma Heptulla as Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh.

Dr Najma A Heptulla was sworn in as the governor of Manipur in August, 2016 and retired on August 20, 2021. It maybe mentioned that Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad Chaurasia took additional charge as Governor of Manipur during Heptulla's absence.

Saturday, 21 August 2021 22:34


Un-vaccinated officials' salary will not be processed, says Bishnupur DC

Salary of those Government employees in Bishnupur District who have not received COVID-19 vaccine will be not be processed. Bishnupur Deputy Commissioner, Krishna Kumar issued an order to this effect today.

As per the order, it is mandatory for all government employees including head of office except some exceptional cases including co-morbid patients to receive covid vaccination latest by August 31st, 2021. In case of non-compliance of the order, salary of all un-vaccinated employees will be put on halt from September till the time they get vaccinated. The notice comes in the wake of Coronavirus Pandemic and upcoming State General Elections, 2022. The Office of Deputy Commissioner, Bishnupur, Government of Manipur asked all the relevant employees to send compliance report of vaccination if they want their salary to be processed.

Meanwhile, 488 people in Bishnupur District received covid vaccination today of which 421 recieved the second dose. So far, 1,47,027 people in the district have recieved the jab of which 23,786 people are fully vaccinated.

Saturday, 21 August 2021 21:26


Manipur lifts some more covid lockdown restrictions for 15 days from August 23

Manipur Government has issued a notice lifting some more covid lockdown restrictions in the wake of declining number of Covid-19 positive cases detected per day. Chairperson of State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Authority cum State Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, IAS under Section Act, 2005 the 20(2)(a) of the Disaster Management issued a notice today lifting some restrictions for 15 days from August 23 till September 6, 2021 in the entire state. However, Night curfew will remain enforced strictly from 6 P.M. to 5 A.M and no social gatherings, feasts are permitted.

Unavoidable customary and religious rituals can be performed in open sheds by restricting the number of invitees to twenty only. Micro containment zones shall be strictly monitored by dedicated Police Department and Health Department teams. All standalone shops like shops selling construction material, hardware, electrical items, cement, stationery etc. located outside Paona Bazaar and Thangal Bazaar are now allowed to open from 7 AM to 2 PM. Shops may open on roster basis from 8 AM to 2 PM in Thangal and Paona Bazar except shops in Gullies / by-lanes between buildings. Shopping malls shall remain closed. All vehicle workshops may open from 9 AM to 3 PMon all days. Local vegetable vendors can open from 7 AM to 2 PM  on all days provided that vegetable vendors are seated at least 6 feet away from one another on spaces marked by District Administration and should wear mask all the time.  

Local grocery shops may open from 7 AM to 2 PM and shops selling fish, poultry and poultry products from 8 AM to 2 PM. Shops selling milk and fresh milk products are allowed to open every day from 6 AM to 9 AM. Private Security Services, Food Processing Units including manufacturing units in Industrial Estates. Mineral water manufacturing and distribution are allowed to operate. Vehicles showrooms and servicing centres of vehicles can open from 8 AM to 2 PM. Hotel lodgings may open as before but not restaurants. 

Saturday, 21 August 2021 20:19


IPSA objects introduction of Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill 2021 in Assembly Session while ATSUM seeks passing of the bill; ATSUM calls 24 hours shutdown against possibility that the bill may not be tabledn

International Peace and Social Advancement, IPSA and All Tribal Students' Union, ATSUM are head on against each other over the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill 2021, a bill which seeks more autonomy to Hill Areas Committee, HAC and Autonomous District Councils, ADCs. IPSA is objecting the bill citing that it imposes a threat to communal co-existence and territorial integrity of Manipur. While, All Tribal Students Union Manipur, ATSUM said that the bill once turned into an Act will facilitate equal development of hills and Valley regions of Manipur. It maybe mentioned that HAC has already recommended passing of the bill in the ongoing Assembly Session. The bill, if passed and turned into an Act will give self-governance to special areas of the Hills Areas recognized under the provisions of the Constitution of India.

Speaking to media at IPSA Office in Keishampat today,  IPSA President Tourangbam Birjit said, 'forget about passing the bill, it cannot be even tabled in the house'. He claimed that the bill was pre-planned by Hill Areas Committee and it has the potential of bringing unrest in the state. Taking part in the press meet IPSA Vice President Khuraijam Athouba said, neither  IPSA nor the valley people of Manipur are against any civilians of the hill areas but the hill leaders are misleading them. He pointed out that the bill includes provisions under the 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, which the people of Manipur have been objecting for quite sometime. Athouba said that the bill seeks to create Naga Autonomous Council and Kuki Greater Autonomy and it will bring disharmony among various ethnic groups who have lived together in Manipur for over 2000 years as well as threaten the State's territorial integrity. He urged the state leaders to consider the disastrous impact once the bill becomes an Act. He also informed that IPSA will hold a public discourse on the bill to raise awareness on its demerits.

On the other hand, All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has espoused Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill 2021. Speaking to media at ATSUM office in Adimjati Complex, Chingmeirong today, ATSUM General Secretary S.R Andria claimed that the bill will help in bringing equal progress in both hills and valley regions of Manipur. He urged all stakeholders concerned to introduce and discuss the bill in the house of the ongoing Monsoon session. Andria added that Hills Autonomous Council holds responsibility of empowering ADCs. ATSUM also called total shutdown in hill areas of Manipur starting from the midnight of August 22 till the midnight of August 23 in support of the bill and against the possibility that state leaders may fail to introduce the bill in the ongoing monsoon session of Manipur Legislative Assembly. 

Shouldn't fighting the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic be the priority when the state is still grappling with daily Covid-19 postive cases as high as 442 and 8 deaths reported in last 24 hours?

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