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School students today held protests against the rise in rape cases and crime against women in Manipur. They denounced the recent raping and killing of two girls at Tharoijam and Thoubal.  Students of Camp English Academy, Koirengei, Lainingthou Awangba School Khurai and Diana English school staged sit displaying various placards that condemned rape and demanded capital punishment for the rapists. 

India celebrates National Education Day today to commemorate the birth anniversary of the first education minister of independent India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The day is being celebrated in Manipur too. People paid floral tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as part of the celebration by Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional Centre Imphal. Later, a peace rally was taken out from DIET Imphal centre in DM College Campus to IGNOU Regional centre in North AOC. Dr S Dilan Singh, Regional Director of IGNOU Regional Centre Imphal said the National Education Day is observed across the nation in remembrance of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who played a major role in developing the education system in the country. 

Youth Development Organisation, Pallel Thong Wangma condemned the release of a drug peddler from Pallel by Kakching Police Station. In a press meet at Manipur Press Club, Secretary Youth Development Organisation, Pallel Thong Wangma, Sapam Bikram said a drug user was found under the Pallel Bridge in unconscious state. Pallel police picked up the man and was interrogated. The man revealed that he got the drugs from one Moirangthem Open of Pallel Thong Wangma Maning Leikai. When police conducted search in Open’s residence police recovered SP and N 10 tablet from Open’s mother. After about an hour Open was handed over to Kakching P/S. But the IO released Open on under the pretext that drug abusers cannot be kept in Police station. 

A one-day Lecture Programme on crime against women and child was held today at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound. The lecture programme was organised by Apunba Manipur Kanba Lup (AMKIL). Different resource persons spoke on the crime against women and children. 

AMKIL Secretary, Laishram Gyaneshori said the programme was organised to sort out a means to check crime against women and children which is increasing day by day in the state.

The three-day Start-Up Weekend organised with the objective to produce entrepreneurs concluded today at Manipur University. The program was jointly organised by Nibia Consultancy, Dynamic Manipur, North American Manipuri Association and Manipur Institute of Management Studies. 

During the three-day event, various knowledge on how to become a successful entrepreneurs were imparted. On the last day today participants were given the opportunity to expose their talents. 

Co-Organizer,  Aeroshil Nameirakpam said the the three day event was a great success. Another Co-Organizer Nickson Sharma said they got many useful suggestions and feedback from the participants. He assured of holding such event in future to impart skill and knowledge to budding entrepreneurs of the state.

Demand for homeland by various ethnic communities cannot address various issues confronting the state.This was asserted by Assistant Professor, Chinglen Maisnam in connection with the one day panel discussion on need for new socio economic and political vision of Manipur organised under the initiative of UPF at Artiste Workshop cum Dormitory Hall of Art and Culture Dept at Palace Compound yesterday. 

He further said in a multi ethnic society like Manipur demand for Kukiland and greater Nagaland which are the demand of particular community will not solve the problems. He said a new and developed Manipur can only be brought by united efforts of various organisations of the state. 


Though the general public is well aware of the fact that Sharmila’s agitation is meant for all of us yet it appears as an individual agitation.The state is surviving through various flagship programs and schemes of Central govt. We might not be able to sustain and survive once these schemes have gone.

The 5th foundation day of Social Reformer Society was held yesterday at its Head Office in Singjamei Mayeng Leikai. Social Worker Laitonjam Ranbir graced the function as chief guest, Social Worker Angom Pishak and Women Activist Kshetrimayum Ibemu as Guest of Honour and President of the Society Sarungbam Dhanajit as president. 

Speaking to Impact News, Mayengbam Manaobi, Secretary of the Society, said the society was formed by like-minded 25 people. He said each member of the society contributed equal amount of money and provide support to aged people and to encourage good student.

Gifts were presented to students who have passed 10th standard examination in 2014 with high marks and senior citizens who are above 80 years. Shumaang leela “Khudol” was played as a mark of celebration. 

Discussion on business development were the main focus of the 2nd day of ‘Start-up Weekend Imphal’ organised by Manipur Institute of Management Studies, MIMS. 8 teams of 6 people each with different business projects were formed on the first day of the event.

Aeroshil Nameirakpam, organiser of Start-up Weekend, said the event is being organised to provide a platform so that people can convert ideas into business.

On the second day, team members discussed their projects with experts on business development process. Bithun Bhomik, Manager of Start-up weekend South-Asia, entrepreneur Gautam Thokchom and members of MIMS faculty attended the discussion. 

The event, which emphasises on the elements of business project development, is jointly organised by Dynamic Change for Dynamic Manipur, Kauffman Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs and various organisation. The event is concluding today. Start-up Weekend will extend help in staring business to 3 teams picked by experts. 

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