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.
Imphal East Police Narcotic Cell nabs man with Heroin Powder worth over RS.32 Lakh in international market from Kyamgei Idgah Salam Manung Area
A team of Imphal East Police Narcotic Cell has arrested a man along with 156 grams of Heroin Powder worth around 32 lakh and 20 thousand rupees in the international market. According to police, the arrested man is 32-year-old, Md. Gayazuddin, Son of Md. Maheruddin from Kiyamgei Awang Leikai.
Narcotic Cell Imphal East OC, Inspector, Kh. Devkumar along with Narcotic Cell ASI Md. Tamijur Rahman led the team under the supervision of Imphal East SP, Additional SP (Law and Order) and SDPO Porompat. They along with volunteers of Youth Athletic Development Association, YADA Kshetrigao arrested the miscreant.
Police produced arrested Md. Gayazuddin before media persons at Porompat Police Station today. Speaking to media, Imphal East Additional SP (Law and Order) M. Bishworjit said, the team arrested him from Kyamgei Idgah Salam Manung Area during a frisking operation at around 8:30 PM yesterday.
The arrested man along with the seized contraband drug has been handed over to Irilbung Police Station OC for necessary actions.
CAF & PD Department misappropriated rice meant for NFSA beneficiaries for July, alleges Congress MLA K. Ranjit
Sugnu Congress MLA Kangujam Ranjit has accused the CAF & PD Department of misappropriating rice provided under National Food Security Act, NFSA, for the month of July amid the tough times of COVID-19 pandemic.
The MLA made the allegations today while speaking to media at Chingtam Community Hall in Sugnu, where he was making arrangements for distribution of rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, PMGKAY. He emphatically said, "people are suffering for the past 3 months owing to Corona Curfew". The local MLA claimed that the department has failed to give any befitted response when asked about the lost rice quota.
Congress MLA K. Ranjit demanded the BJP led State Government to take actions against the culprits involved in the misappropriation and to give back the allocated rice to the beneficiaries. He also announced that people of the constituency will get rice under PMGKAY stored at Chingtam Community hall, Sugnu along with rice under NFSA for the month of August within couple of days.
The local MLA informed that he has already deposited the required amount of money to the Department for procuring the rice quota meant for NFSA beneficiaries in his constituency for the month of August.
MP Leishemba Sanajaoba moves Upper House to convert the Manipur University of Culture into a Central University
Rajya Sabha MP and Titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba has moved the parliament house to convert the Manipur University of Culture into a Central University. He brought up the matter as a special mention in the Upper House of the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament today.
MP Leishemba Sanajaoba mentioned that even students from Bangladesh, Myanmar and other foreign countries come to learn Nat Sangkritan, recognised by UNESCO, Thang-ta, Rasa Das and other indegenious art forms of Maniour at the University. He urged the Upper house to convert the University into a central university and equip it with necessary infrastructure.
It maybe mentioned that the Manipur University of Culture was established in 2015 with an aim to promote and conserve the cultural heritage of Manipur.
Manipur Cabinet decides to construct Manipur Olympian Park and create 18 posts in Sports Department
Manipur is coming up with "Manipur Olympian Park" to encourage sports persons of the state. The move comes in the wake of two Olympians from Manipur bagging a silver and a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 which concluded today. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the weighting event and midfielder of Indian men's Hockey team Shanglakpam Nilakanta won a bronze medal.
Speaking to Impact News this afternoon, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren further disclosed that the State cabinet has also decided to create 18 posts in the sports department consisting of 3 post of Joint Director, 5 Assistant Director and 10 Deputy Director posts. He recalled that the President of India has called Manipur the powerhouse of sports considering the laurels brought for the nation by the state's players.
N.Biren said that the Government will construct the park at a proper place, sized around 10 hectares, where in a museum will display full wax statues of Olympic medalists and busts of all the Olympians from Manipur. With great excitement, the Chief Minister who himself has great passion for sports and was a footballer said that the park will have a huge Olympic rings which will be seen from an airplane. He expressed firm belief that the new decisions and other upcoming sports policies will further boost sports sector in the state.
It maybe mentioned that 5 sports persons from Manipur took part in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. They are debutant Shanglakpam Nilakanta in hockey, Sushila Pukhrambam in women's hockey for the 2nd time, debutant Sushila Likmabam in Judo, Saikhom Mirabai for the 2nd time in Weightlifting and Boxer MC.Mary Kom for the 2nd time.
Thangmeiband MLA Khumucham Joykisan warns defamation suit against Senior Journalist Yambem Laba; MLA says no one bribed or forced him to join the Congress party
Thangmeiband MLA Khumucham Joykisan has categorically stated that he had joined the Congress party on his own will and that no one had either coerced or bribed him, adding that his residential house was never ever on mortgage.In a video release today, MLA Khumukcham Joykisan challenged that if anyone can prove him wrong than he will not only resign from his MLA post but retire from politics altogether. He appealed to those concerned not to spread false news tarnishing the image of those politicians who are sincerely serving the public.
Lauding the media persons of the state for their unwavering contributions in reaching out news and events to the public, the MLA also expressed disappointment over some misleading media persons who are working just for their personal benefits. He urged the media houses of Manipur and AMWJU to take actions against those journalists who are misleading the public. MLA Joykisan alleged that senior journalist Yambem Laba has published some baseless news quoting him and CLP Leader Okram Ibobi on Kolkata based national daily ‘The Statesman’. He said that the CLP leader had advised him not to come down to his level, hence stayed quiet at that time. The Congress MLA said that his clarification on the matter was necessitated to stop misleading the public in the wake of yesterday's Manung Hutna discussion programme of Impact News where the same matter was brought up.
MLA Joykisan termed Yambem Laba's allegations against him as false and asserted that he will fail to give any proof if demanded. The Thangmeiband MLA also said that Yambem Laba will have nowhere to hide if he filed a defamation law suit against him. He reminded that Yambem Laba had earlier faced defamation suit for publishing false news about State Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and eminent state politician Th.Chaoba. The MLA declared that he is ready to take necessary legal actions against the senior journalist.
Speaking further, MLA Joykisan also alleged that one Meghachandra has misled the public regarding distribution of PDS items under NFSA to the beneficiaries of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency. Terming the same as unfortunate, he added that it was kind of funny to see his pretentious care for the people.
Manipur Cabinet decides to end total lockdown for fifteen days in the state with few restrictions; micro containment zone approach to be adopted to curb COVID-19 infection
In a big relief to people of Manipur, especially daily wagers, the State Cabinet today decided to end Coronavirus induced total lockdown imposed for the past 21 days during the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic. The decision came in the wake of recent arrival of Centre's Multidisciplinary Expert Team to check COVID-19 situation in the state.
LTT Cadres shot dead by unidentified persons in Kangpokpi District
Unknown miscreants have killed three suspected members of Proscribed Kuki outfit, Liberation of Tribal Tigers (LTT) including the outfit's Commander-in-Chief Khaikhohao alias Haopu Khongsai.
Their bodies were found at a paddy field near Moujang Village and Tingpibung Village under Saikul Police Station in Kangpokpi District, Manipur at around 9AM yesterday.
Reportedly, one of the deceased is Khaikhohao’s son and the other one, his bodyguard. Reasons behind their killings are still unknown. Saikul Police has registered a case and investigations are underway.