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Imphal, 24 March 2016 : On the 2nd day of the 6th All Manipur Working Journalist Union Sports Meet, Impact News bagged two gold in different categories played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. In the Women’s 100 metre race - Thingnujam Reena of Impact bagged first position by clocking 18 sec, RK Rose of ISTV the 2nd and E. Babina of Sanaleibak the 3rd position. In the Women’s long jump event, Thingnujam Reena also bagged the first position, E. Babina of Sanaleibak bagged the 2nd place while Jayalaxmi of ISTV the 3rd place. In the Women’s shot-put event, E. Babina of Sanaleibak bagged the 1st place, K. Mary of Imphal Times bagged 2nd place while Tenshubam Ranita of Impact bagged the 3rd position. In the discuss throw event - E. Babina of Sanaleibak bagged 1st position, Thingnujam Reena of Impact bagged 2nd position and K. Mary bagged 3rd position. In the men’s shot-put event, Kshetrimayum Premchand of Impact bagged the 2nd position. Till the filing of this report Impact has bagged 2 gold while Sanaleibak, Sangai Express and ISTV won a gold each.

Imphal, 24 March 2016 : The 17-hour bandh called on Sagolmang to Imphal road by the JAC against the torture of Nungsum Village by the Kuki underground cadres has badly affected normal life in the area. The bandh which began this morning from 6am was called to protest the constant torture of the villagers by the cadres of KNA and KLA. Supporters of the bandh blocked the road by placing electric poles, logs and bamboos in the middle of the road. The JAC alleged that the Govt. has failed to response to the JAC’s appeal to look into the matter.  They also threatened to close down the Imphal Saikul road if the govt and the Kuki underground outfits fail to settle the issue.

Imphal, 24 March 2016 : The five day Yaoshang, the festival begins today in Manipur. People today burnt the small huts, Yaoshang specially erected for the day in different localities in the evening signalling the beginning of the five day festival of colours. The main function was held at the Shri Shri Govindajee Temple in Palace Compound. Believers offered fruits and aarti at the idol of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu after it was placed inside the well decorated Yaoshang. Later they set fire to the Yaoshang.  Similar scenes are also seen in different localities where people burnt  the huts in the evening. Children went door to door asking for Nakatheng in the evening.

The festival of colours, Yaoshang, which is considered as one of the most important festivals of Manipur begins today. The five day festival will be celebrated with traditional and religious fervour and gaiety in various parts of the state. This morning a large number of people including young boys and girls from different localities came to the sacred Kangla to light the torch for the Yaoshang sports being held during the festival. They came to the historic fort from the southern and western gate to light their torches at the Kangla Utra.

Imphal, 22 March 2016 : Sahitya Thoupang Lup Manipur organised World Poetry Day today at the Dave Literature Centre located at DM college. As part of the function, Sahitya Akademi awardee Khumanthem Prakash was awarded Gopal Sharma Award. During the function a book titled ‘Nungsi Laman’ authored by Sougaijam Kulabidhu was released today. The attendees at the function recalled the great works of Samurailatpam Gopal Sharma - founder of Poknafam Daily.

Imphal, 22 March 2016 : A meeting was held in connection with the 6th All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) Journalists’ Sports Meet to be held from tomorrow in view of the Yaosang Festival at Manipur Press club today. AMWJU President Wangkhemcha Samjai said a torch rally would be led by Manipur Legislative Assembly’s Speaker Th. Lokeshwor from the sacred Kangla at 7:30 in the morning tomorrow. After lighting the torch, the rally will head to the Press Club following which the Sports meet would begin at Hall No.1 of the club. He also appealed to all the Journalists of the state to take part in the rally. Further AMWJU Sports Committee’s Chairman M. Romen added that the sports meet has been organised in the vision to unite all the journalist of the state and to keep them healthy. He also added that the meet should be considered as an opportunity to get to know the other fellow journalists and also appealed to all the participants in the meet to abide by all the international rules while taking part in any discipline. It may be mentioned that the AMWJU Journalists Sports Meet is held every year since 2011 without fail.

Imphal, 22 March 2016 :  The Passing Out Parade of first batch of Sub Inspector and Asst Sub Inspector of Manipur Police Training College was held today. Addressing the gathering, Director General of Police L.M. Khoute said Manipur police have played a major role in maintaining law and order in the state. DGP Khoute said since past 15 years, govt. has provided equipments to Manipur Police as part of police modernisation. He also said the trainees passing out today must discharge their duties with discipline. Altogether 378 male and female SI and ASI were administered oath by MPTC director Kh. Chandramani.

Imphal, 21 March 2016 : One day lecture program on ‘Nation First, the Truth of JNU’ was organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, (ABVP) Manipur today at The Classic Hotel. Dean of Central Agricultural University Iroisemba Dr. Joykumar Laishram, Professor M. Dhaneshwor, of Chemistry Department, MU  along with others attended the program. ABVP All India President Professor Milind Marathe spoke on the topic Nation first the truth of JNU at the event.

IMPHAl, 20 March 2016 : Andro MLA Th. Shyamkumar has demanded life term for the hostel warden Keisham Ibohanbi for molesting a minor student of Yairipok High School. A large number of irate people today protested the molestation of the young girl by the warden at Yairipok Bazar. Keisham Ibohanbi of Yairipok Vishnu Naha ward Number 3 in Wangkhem AC molested the girl on the 18th of this month. The enraged people of Andro first gathered at  Andro Bazar in the morning around 8 and stormed Yairipok Ploice Station. They demanded that the police hand over the arrested accused to them. Police fired tear gas shells to control the mob and at least 3 persons sustained injuries. Later the people held a public meeting at Azad Higher Secondary School ground in Yairipok Tulihal with Andro MLA, Th. Shyamkumar. MLA Shyamkumar appealed to the people to be patient and let the law take its course. He said the rise in crimes against women in the state has caused a panic among the parents. Shyamkumar warned that action will be taken against the school authority for keeping a male warden in the girls hostel. Social Economic Development Organisation, Yairipok Bazar has resolved to expel him from the locality. The people of Andro and Wangkhem have also resolved to work together until Keisham Ibohanbi is punished.

Imphal, 20 March 2016 : Surgee Tanthada Dholgi Nachom --the latest production of Performing Arts Centre, TAPASHYA was premiered today. Based on the Yaoshang Holi the production was shown at the auditorium of Progressive Artiste Laboratory, Lamboikhongnangkhong. The event was attended by artists as well as lovers of dance and music.

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