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Imphal, 11 April( Evening)  2016 : Imphal West district magistrate has imposed indefinite curfew in the Wangoi Sub division in relation to the ongoing tension in Mayang Imphal. The curfew began from 1 in the afternoon today.

JAC against Supporter of Theft at Sagai-sabi today appealed to all not to give communal colour to the incident of Sagai-sabi. Mentioned may be made that locals caught 3 persons who allegedly tried to steal a Honda Activa parked near a fish farm at Sagai-sabi under Mayang Imphal Police Station on April 7. Locals the handed the trio to police after thrashing them. Later, 2 of them reportedly died following which tension gripped the area. Speaking to media, JAC Secretary Naorem Brajakumar said there had been incidents of vehicle theft in the Mayang Imphal area due to which locals were frustrated. In the meantime, locals vented their anger following the attempt to steal the Honda Activa which belonged to Khangembam Ibungo of Mayang Imphal Thana Mamang. Naorem Brajakumar also added that items used for stealing vehicles were also recovered from them.

Imphal, 11 April 2016 : Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh today inaugurated a Technology and Skill Development Centre on the campus of the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development, IBSD at Takyelpat. In his inaugural address the union minister emphasised the role of scientists in the development of the nation's economy. Giriraj Singh assured that the centre would provide all possible help for the development of  Manipur's economy.  He also appealed to the people not to disturb the ecological balance in the name of development. The union minister maintained that the people should utilise the available technologies in the right way. He said the people need healthy food and safe drinking water but, they never bother about the  ways to produce them. Giriraj Singh urged the students to properly utilise the skills they have learnt. The Minister also planted a cherry sapling on the campus.

Imphal, 11 April 2016 : Governor V. Shanmuganathan yesterday inaugurated three-day second Flower Festival at Mao Gate, Senapati district on Nagaland-Manipur border. Addressing the event  celebrated on the theme - 'Colours of Spring', Governor Shanmuganathan appealed to the people to develop Mao Gate as a tourist spot. Stating that flower plays a major role in the life of a human being, the Governor said every one should plant more trees and flowers for more greenery in the state. The Flower Festival was organised by Senapati District Administration & Mao Flower Grower’s Association in collaboration with Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation and Department of Commerce and Industries. The flower festival is a concept nurtured by the people at large with collective efforts to  promote and popularise floriculture. Altogether 64 stalls were opened by flower growers from various parts of the state.

Imphal, 10 April 2016 : A designated camp of United Revolutionary Front (Soviet alias Chingkheinganba) was burnt down by angry villagers of Napet Mamang Leikai last night. Local residents torched some remaining buildings of the camp this morning. The URF cadres - which is under Suspension of Operation since 2013 with the govt were staying at the designated camp at Lower Primary School in Napet Mamang Leikai under Lamlai police Station in Imphal East. The URF cadres allegedly physically assaulted some villagers of the area following which angry villagers chased the URF cadres from the camp and later torched it. 8 vehicles used by the cadres were destroyed in the fire. It is reported that a Thabal Chongba was organised yesterday by young girls of the locality in view of the Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba. Some URF cadres started frisking people near the spot of the Thabal Chongba and started fighting with the visitors. Local villagers were beaten up by URF cadres when they requested the cadres to stop the fight. After the issue escalated local residents came out and chased the URF cadres from their designated camp. Speaking to Impact News, Napet Mamang Leikai - Meira Paibi member, Laishram Shanti condemn the action of the URF cadre. She demanded the govt to relocation of the camp.

On the other hand, the locals of Napet Mamang Leikai and adjoining village held a public meeting this afternoon over the matter were six resolutions were taken. The locals resolved that no underground group under Suspension of Operation with the govt should open camp in the area, the villagers resolved to form JAC and face further course of action, the meeting also resolved to give licence gun to villagers, villagers demanded security for villagers from the state unless the matter is solved. The villagers demanded action against the accused URF (Soviet alias Chingkheinganba) cadres.

 

Imphal, 8 April 2016 : Khongjom Battle Memorial Celebration Committee today accused the Manipur govt of trying to distort the history of Manipur by inviting President Pranab Mukherjee to attend the Khongjom Day on April 23. Addressing the media persons Secretary of Khongjom Battle Memorial Celebration Committee, Ching Tam Luwang said there is a debate on weather the Khongjom War was fought on April 23 or 25 in 1891. He said documents containing the details of the war was submitted to State Archives on June 1, 2014 and a review committee was formed regarding the matter. Ching Tam said Khongjom War was not fought at Kheba Ching in Wangjing. He said inviting President Pranab Mukherjee as Chief Guest to attend the Khongjom Day at Kheba Ching is misleading the President of the country. The President  will also inaugurate Mega Tourist Spot at the function. Ching Tam said he will write to the President requesting him not to attend the function.

Imphal, 8 April 2016 : Laishram Veerjit was today produced before the Civil Judge cum Judicial Magistrate First Class Imphal West 1 at Lamphelpat. Laishram Veerjit is the accused in the murder of his first cousin Laishram Naopak. Officers of C.I.D Crime Branch who are probing the case requested the Civil judge (junior division)-cum judicial magistrate First class Imphal west-1, Alek Muivah for judicial custody for Laishram Veerjit. The court after hearing both the CID Crime Branch officers and Assistant Public Prosecutor remanded Laishram Veerjit to judicial custody for 15 days. He will be sent to Sajiwa Jail. The judge also directed the accused to appear in the court on the 21st of this month. It may be mentioned that Laishram Veerjit was arrested by Singjamei Police in connection with the murder of Laishram Naopak on the 29th of last month. He was sent to police custody on the 4th of this month after the CID Crime Branch requested the court for custodial interrogation.

Imphal, 8 April 2016 : The two day North East  ASEAN Business Summit 2016 began today at City Convention centre Imphal. The summit is being held for the first time in Manipur. The two day event aims at increasing the trade volume among the member countries. Bangladesh minister of commerce Tofail Ahmed who was the special guest of honour on the first day emphasised the relationship between India and Bangladesh. He said the objective of the Business Summit is to strengthen trades among the South East Asian countries to achieve economic development. He also stressed the importance of transport and communication among the member nations to achieve the objectives. The Bangladesh minister described Manipur as a state with plenty of natural resources and appreciated the handicraft and handloom products of the state. Ambassadors of Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and High Commissioner of  Brunei, members of All India Chamber of Commerce were among those who attended the inaugural session of the summit.

imphal, 7 April 2016 : JCILPS conducted a drive at NIT Complex, Langol as part of their ongoing drive to identify illegal migrant workers in the state. About 100 migrant workers were verified by the members of JCILPS student and women wings. Even though the workers at the NIT complex possessed Voter ID, Aadhaar cards and other identification documents they did not possess the worker’s permit from the Labour Department. Speaking to media persons JCILPS office secretary Jitendra Ningombam said JCILPS’ move is not to drive out the migrant workers from the state but to make them work under proper regulations. Those workers without permit from the labour department were handed over to Lamphel Police station.

Imphal, 5 April 2016 : More than 300 trucks loaded with PDS items are stranded on the road, due to full capacity in FCI godown. The truck drivers are now worried that due to rains the PDS items will be spoilt. FCI Officials are unable to give permission for unloading of PDS items as the godown is in full capacity. 361 trucks along with drivers and handyman are on the roadside in front of Sangaiprou FCI godown for more than a month now. Trucks carrying the PDS items mainly rice and wheat from Jiribam arrived in the state on Feb 28 this year. Due to rains in past couple of days drivers and handy-men  are facing problems due to lack of proper shelter. Today All Manipur Road Transport Driver’s and Motor Workers Union drew the attention of authority concerned to allow them to unload the food items at the Sangaiprou FCI godown within 2 days. The Union threatened that in case their demand is not met than they will protest along with the truck drivers.

Imphal, 5 April 2016 : After missing the deadline for supplying electricity to Myanmar, work is in full swing now. Today a 5 Mega watt transformer was installed to provide electricity to myanmar. The 33/11 KB sub-station in Moreh will have two transformer, one to provide power to morel and another one to Myanmar. Electricity lines is also laid at electric posts near the Indo-Myanmar iron bridge. The electric lines have also been connected to the transformer located inside Myanmar Immigration Office Complex. Although it is not clear when India will supply electricity to Myanmar. The March 25 deadline was missed after Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Electric Power Committee, Tamu of Myanmar on March 5 this year regarding the power supply.

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