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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.

Imphal, 4 April 2016 : Shanker Man Thapa of Assam and S. Premila of  Yairpok have won the man's and women's 10th Mega Marathon 2016 respectively. Shanker Man Thapa clocked one hour, 5 minutes 29 seconds 29 to clinch the title. Sanjit Luwang of Yaripok who clocked one hour 8 minutes 11 seconds 11 came second while Md Amir Khan of Yaripok clocked one hour 8 minutes 22 seconds to bag the third place. Women's winner S. Premila covered the distance in one hour 27 minutes 5 seconds. M K. Minarashi also of Yairipok clocked one hour 29 minutes 4 seconds to claim the second place and T. Russia of Ngairangbam bagged the third place by clocking one hour 29 Minutes 34 Secondsi. United People Front  organised the race under the aegis of Athletic Association, Manipur. At least 2000 men and women athletes took part in the long distance run. The best three runners in men's and women's categories were presented with Rs 30 thousand, 20 thousand and 15 thousand respectively. Speaker.

Imphal, 4 April 2016 : In the midst of confusion and rain, women vendors this morning occupied the temporary market sheds constructed on the western side of Johnstone Higher Secondary School and carried on their business. Since early morning women vendors of the Luxmi Market and New market turned up at the temporary market and waited for their turn. Chairperson of Imphal Municipal Co-operation A. Nimai Sharma, Revenue Officer Sarda Manorharmayum, Bazar Board Chairperson Y. Ratikanta helped in the allotment of the seats to the the women vendors. It may be recalled that the two Kwairamband Keithel were damaged in the Jan 4 earthquake this year displacing thousands of women vendors. The women vendors carried on their business under the Bir Tikendrajit flyover and roadsides on the BT road before they reoccupied the two damaged markets as the last resort. IMC officials said the temporary market sheds will be dismantled after restoration of the Luxmi Market and New market is completed.

Imphal, 2 April 2016 : 9 persons including 5 women were injured in a fight between 2 villages in Chandel District headquarters over land dispute this morning around 6. The injured are admitted at SHIJA Hospitals and the condition of 3 of them are said to be critical. Sources said about 150 heavily armed villagers of Lambung village led by the village chief came to Mantripantha village in the morning and vandalised the fences of houses. Villagers of Mantripantha were attacked with sticks and knives when they tried to stop the advancing Lambing villagers who even fired in the air. Chandel police rushed to the spot and put the situation under control. District administration also clamped section 144 of CrPC in the area. Chandel MLA, Victor Nunglung visited the injured who are mostly villagers of Mantripantha.

Imphal, 31 March 2016 : The sessions judge Imphal west M. Manojkumar Singh also did not allow the accused Th. Herojit Singh to make any disclosure. In the order issued today the sessions judge maintained that the court is not in a position to allow the accused Th. Herojit to make any disclosure whatever he wants at this stage of trial. The order said he has to wait till his examination under section 313 Cr PC. The order said it is settled principle of law that recording of confessional statement under section 164 Cr PC shall be made during the period of investigation only and it cannot be done after the commencement of trial. It may be recalled that the accused head constable Th. Herojit requested  the district and sessions court on the 24th of last month to allow him make confessional statement on the Sanjit Rabina fake encounter case. The counsels for Herojit and Taratombi left the court soon after the cases were dismissed.

Imphal, 312 March 2016 : In a new development in the murder of Laishram Naopak of Kwakeithel Moirangpurel, RK Dolly - wife of the accused police Sub Inspector, Laishram Birjit today came out and spoke about the incident in front of media. Addressing media persons at a club at Khuyathong Pukhri Achouba, RK Dolly refuted the media report of an extra-marital affair between the her and the deceased person Laishram Naopak as “baseless”. Some media reports claimed that SI Birjit killed his cousin because he was allegedly having an affair with his wife. RK Dolly further said her husband’s behaviour changed after he returned from Shillong after receiving police training. She said after an incident on Feb 6 her husband was consulting a psychiatrist.

Imphal, 31 March 2016 : A commando team led by Additional S.P, Imphal West, Th. Vikramjit today conducted search operation at PWD Complex. The operation was held to prevent unidentified persons disturbing the works at the Department at the end of the Financial Year. Employees of the PWD and other departments located at the complex were identified. 20 persons who did not have proper identification papers were taken to Police Station for further verification. During the search operation police seized 14 foreign liquor bottles and  20 litres of country liquor from the shops open in the complex. The liquor was destroyed inside the complex. Additional S.P, Th. Vikramjit warned the shop owners not to sell liquor in the complex again.

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