Imphal, 10 October 2020 ( Evening News ) : National Sports University Haraothel Protection Committee has decided to suspend its agitation. Sekmai MLA Heikham Dingo, representatives of National Sports University Haraothel Protection Committee and villages in Sekmai Constituency met with Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren yesterday. They apprised the Chief Minister about the ongoing tension in various parts of the Constituency with regards to construction of National Sports University at Haraothel. It maybe recalled that intense agitations erupted between two communities over the jurisdiction of Haraothel, as one party claims it falls in Kangpokpi District while the Committee claims that it falls in Imphal West District. Following an agreement in the meeting with the Chief Minister, National Sports University Haraothel Protection Committee has decided to withdraw its agitation.The agreed terms included reaffirmation of the venue for the construction of National Sports University at Haoraothel as earlier submitted to the Central Government, to award befitted punishments to those culprits who uploaded fake documents on social media which incited controversies over the venue for the construction of the Sports University and to hold discussions with various stakeholders concerned to ensure smooth construction of the National Sports University.
Department of Post, Manipur Division kicks off National Postal Week celebrations at Head Post office
Imphal, 09 October 2020 (Evening News): National Postal Week begins today until October 15. While, the World Post Day falls on October 10. Department of Post, Manipur Division launched the event at the Head Post office in Babupara. Speaking on the occasion, Superintendent of Post Manipur, Postal Division L. Tiken stressed on the significance of Post office. He said, apart from dispersal of letters and couriers, Post office provides benefits of various welfare schemes as well as life insurance, Aadhaar card and passport making facilities. L. Tiken also highlighted various activities to be taken during the postal week.
CrPC section 144 imposed at Leimakhong Chingmang in Sekmai Consituency following a clash between two communities
Imphal, 05 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : CrPC section 144 has been imposed at Leimakhong Chingmang in Sekmai Consituency following a clash between two communities. Leimakhong Chingmang Village Development Protection Committee has appealed to the government to resolve the matter at the earliest. Members of the Committee and locals held a meeting in this regard at Kanto Sabal Community Hall today. Speaking to media, Advisor of Leimakhong Chingmang Village Development Protection Committee, Phuritsabam Jeevan Meitei said, Leimakhong Chingmang is inhabited by various communities and that scuffles occurred among youths of two communities on Sunday which got intensified with the involvement of others of each communities on October 4. He added that Sekmai police, locals and committee members held a meeting to resolve the matter at Leimakhong Chingmang Konu Lairembi Community Hall. Jeevan said, one woman attendee, Lhinlhing Chongloi who is not from Leimakhong Chingmang tried to assault a victim, hence the meeting could not come to any conclusion, rather it led to more heated arguments and eventually led to vandalisation of the Community Hall. Subsequently, massive Police personnel rushed to contain the situation. He also said that a woman called Ningleithem alias Tombi expelled people staying in her rental rooms today leading to mass scuffle. He appealed to the relevant authorities to take necessary measures at the earliest.
Imphal, 03 October 2020 ( Evening News ) : Lamphel Sub-Divisional Officer- Pooja Elangbam appealed people to remove illegal constructions and encroachments on Government’s land. She was speaking to media on the sidelines of eviction of illegally constructed houses and shops from Maharani Bridge to Naoremthong along Uripok Kangchup Road today. The eviction drive was conducted around 8 this morning. Speaking further, Lamphel SDO Pooja Elangbam said the drive was carried out followed by complaints of people which was evoked by occurrence of road mishaps and Traffic Jam due to illegal encroachments and hoarding of items in front of shops. She added, one month notice was even serve to people to remove illegal constructions and encroachments. A team led by Imphal Police SDPO Th. Bidyapati, Imphal West District Commando DSP Thomas kept a strict vigil to avoid any untoward incidents during the Eviction drive.
Imphal, 01 October 2020 ( Evening News ) : Screening of outsiders are on halt at COVID-19 Screening booth in Jiribam's Babupara due to cease-work strike by outsourced staff. People coming from Assam were stranded owing to the same this morning. Eventually, Security personnel screened them using Infrared Thermometer. Chief Medical Officer of Jiribam District, Dr E. Okendro said Health department officials along with 6 Outsourced staff used to work at the screening booth but now they are on 10 days of cease work strike since yesterday demanding to pay them befitted honorariums.
Last hearing on election petition filed against Minister Okram Henry challenging his victory in 2017 elections listed today in High Court of Manipur
Imphal, 28 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Today is the last day for hearing the election petition filed against Minister Okram Henry challenging his victory in the 2017 State general elections. Justice of the High Court of Manipur MV Murlidharan will preside over the case. The petition was filed by Okram Henry's contender in the 2017 election from Wangkhei Assembly Constituency Yungkham Irabot. In his election petition filed at the High Court, Yungkham Irabot claimed misconduct in declaring the 2017 election's result. Owing to this pending court case, it is still unconfirmed whether the Election Commission of India, ECI will approve conduction of by-election this November to fill up the vacant MLA seat of Wangkhei Assembly Constituency.
Imphal, 27 September 2020 (Evening News ) : One person died and 23 were injured in a violent clash between two villages Aimol Chingnunghut and Aimol Khunyai under Machi Police station in Tengnoupal District regarding land dispute. Tengnoupal DC imposed curfew in both the villages to avoid further untoward incident. Impact News sources, the incident occurred around 4.30PM yesterday. The incident occurred when youths of Aimol Khunyai playing football on the controversial playground. Upon getting the news o conflict between the two villagers, Officers of Tengnoupal and Kakching District Police, top police officials and additional police forces rushed to the area and tamed the conflict. Police are still on strict vigil to avoid any unwanted incidents. The deceased in the incident is Pastor of Aimol Chingnunghut, Thangjalal son of Waneilal.
Newly appointed Minister Oinam Lukhoi hints at exit of NPP ministers from BJP led Coalition State Government if they don't get along
Imphal, 25 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Newly appointed Minister Oinam Lukhoi has disclosed that an allied party of the BJP led Coalition Government might be ousted from partnership. He has added that out of the 4 members of the party, two have been already dropped and if the remaining two wish to withdrew their supports, they are most welcome. He added that the Government will be more than happy to have some empty space. O. Lukhoi was speaking to media on the occasion of his reception at Thongkhong Luxmi Bazar in Wangoi Constituency last evening. He also declared that he will recruit as many people as possible from Wangoi Constituency to various posts of various Government departments. Expressing pride that no person had become a Minister without being an MLA, O. Lukhoi proclaimed that more than 150 individuals of Wangoi Constituency have been recruited as Government employees as he supported the BJP Government despite winning the last Election on Congress ticket. O. Lukhoi mentioned that he is ready to accept any portfolio and claimed to be the right hand of Chief Minister N. Biren. He also lauded those who had resigned from their MLA posts to save the Chief Minister. The Newly appointed Minister asserted that he trusted Chief Minister N. Biren enough to resign from his MLA post to work for the welfare of the State. He assured to make all out efforts to develop Wangoi Constituency.