Imphal, 20 September 2020 (Evening News ) : Revenue Minister Karam Shyam has handed over land documents to 122 households of Rongmei Kabui Community who have been residing at Langthabal Khoupum for the past 200 years. Speaking at the event held at Langthabal Community Hall today, Minister Karam Shyam assured to provide land documents if a community inhabits a certain area for years and if it deems fit. He disclosed that efforts are underway to provide land documents to residents of Langthabal Chingkha and Chingthak soon. He added that as per Manipur Hill People's Regulation Act 1947 and Manipur Court’s Act 1947, villages in Sadar Hills have been paying House taxes since 1947. Later, from 1984 onwards the villages were under Imphal West Revenue. Stressing the importance of having land documents to acquire land ownership, Minister Karam Shyam appealed to extend co-operation to ensure Digitisation of land records in the hill areas. Responding to the memorandum submitted by the villagers on the occasion, Minister Karam Shyam assured to provide clean drinking water in the village. He also aasured that roads in Khoupum will be repaired under PMGSY without further delay. Revenue Commissioner R.K Dinesh and Joint Secretary of Revenue Department- Y. Rajen attended the event.
Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup, AIMS President Kh. Romen demands unconditional release of 4 arrested AIMS members within 24 hours
Imphal, 19 September 2020 (Evening News ) : President of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup, AIMS, Kh. Romen has demanded the unconditional release of the 4 arrested members of AIMS within 24 hours. It maybe mentioned that Imphal West Commando team has arrested them for locking up the Engineering Wing of the Education Department yesterday against Government’s alleged failure to take actions against corrupt officials of the wing. Police arrested AIMS Finance Secretary Nickerson, Publicity Secretary Saiyonba and members Thonglen and Nonganlakpa from AIMS office in Kwakeithel last night. Speaking to media today, Romen alleged Chief Minister N. Biren of supporting corrupt top bureaucrats and of giving false assurance to the public of uprooting corruption in the State. He asserted that the Government’s failure to look into the misdeeds involved while coming up with the architectural drawings for the construction of Engineering Colleges of DM University and at Heirok by the Engineering Wing of the Education Department is a clear example of corrupt deeds. He maintained that people are losing their faith in the Government following such series of misconducts. Romen warned that AIMS will launch intense agitations if the arrested members were not released within the stipulated time.
AIMS Members seal Engineering Wing of Education Department against Government's failure to take actions against corrupt officials of the wing
Imphal, 18 September 2020 (Evening News ): Members of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup, AIMS today locked up the Engineering Wing of the Education Department against Government’s alleged failure to take actions against corrupt officials of the wing. Speaking to media, AIMS Finance Secretary, Kh. Nickerson said that AIMS had already pointed out before the media about the embezzlement of lakhs of rupees while coming up with architectural designs of an Engineering college of DM University and Heirok Engineering College. Stating that a Memorandum on the same had been submitted to the State Government and apprised the same to Education Minister, Vigilance and Commissioner of Higher Education, Nickerson expressed disappointment that authorities concerned have failed to take any actions till date.
Churachandpur Police arrests 3 employees of Writer Safeguard Company in connection with Churachandpur SBI ATM armed robbery and murder case
Imphal, 17 September 2020( Evening News ) : Churachandpur Police team under the supervision of SP Amrita Sinha has arrested 3 employees of Writer Safeguard Company in connection with the SBI ATM armed robbery and murder that occurred in Churachandpur on September 4. Impact News sources said that the arrested persons are V. Thangkhamuan from V. Munhoih Village, Churachandpur; K. Somen Singh from Khuga Tampak and Kongkham Brojen from Bamon Kampu in Imphal East District. Police has also recovered 20 lakh rupees cash from the 3 miscreants. Police investigation has reportedly revealed that the 3 accused persons have misappropriated around 2 crore rupees meant to be deposited in ATMs in the span of last 5 years.
Chairman of Babina Group of Companies, Dr. Thangjam Dhabali inaugurates Manipur's first Cancer Hospital- “Babina Speciality Hospital” at Sajiwa today
Imphal, 14 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Chairman of Babina Group of Companies, Dr. Thangjam Dhabali inaugurated Manipur's first Cancer Hospital- “Babina Speciality Hospital” at Sajiwa today. The hospital which was established in collaboration with American Oncology Institute will not only provide facilities for the treatment of cancer but various other diseases as well. The hospital is equipped with State of the Art Medical Equipment. It provides various facilities like Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Haemato-Oncology, ENT/Head & Neck Surgery, Urology etc….
NEET 2020 held all over the country; around 16 lakhs students registered for the medical entrance exam
Imphal, 13 September 2020 (Evening News ) : National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2020 is being held all over the country today. Around 16 lakhs students registered for the medical entrance exam conducted by National Test Agency. The exam which started from 2PM will be held till 5PM. The Entrance Exam is also being held at different centres for Manipur amid strict precautions taken up in view of the COVID19 pandemic. Students were made to maintain physical distancing, they were asked to wear masks, use hand sanitiser and hand gloves. Only one student was allotted on a bench and the benches maintain a safe distance. But parents and guardians of the students were seen standing in groups outside the exam centres even if there were police personnels outside the centres.
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is held over the country today for admission to the undergraduate medical courses. Over 15 lakh candidates are expected to appear in the medical entrance exam which are conducted amid strict precautions in view of the COVID1-9 pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has increased the number of exam centres from 2 thousand 5 hundred 46 to 3 thousand 8 hundred 43, while the number of candidates per room has been reduced from earlier 24 to 12. The crucial exam was deferred twice in view of the pandemic. Candidates have also been issued an advisory guiding them about the 'dos and don'ts' for proper social distancing. Making hand sanitisers available at the entrance of the examination centre and inside the exam hall at all times, replacing the process of checking the admit cards of candidates with barcode readers, increasing the number of examination centres, alternate seating plans, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit are among the steps taken for the exam.
Education Minister Doctor Thokchom Radheshyam says news about reopening of schools from September 21st is false news
Imphal, 11 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Education Minister Doctor Thokchom Radheshyam has clarified that news about reopening of schools from September 21st is false news. Speaking to media at his chamber in Secretariat today, the Education Minister said the State government has not decided any specific date for reopening of schools yet. He said that releasing of a new SOP by the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry on September 8 for students of class 9 to 12, who voluntarily seek guidance from their teachers has brought much miscommunication among the public. Minister Radheshyam asserted that educational institutions will be reopened only after guidelines are released jointly by Union Home Ministry and Union Education Ministry as well as the state government has come up with its own separate SOP. He said that discussions are going on with stakeholders concerned however, no date has been fixed yet for reopening of schools in the state. Minister Radheshyam appealed to hostel owners not to invite students to stay in their hostels on the pretext that schools will be reopened on September 21st as it is false news. He added that the new SOP released by the Union Health Ministry only offers guidelines for those students who voluntarily seek help from their respective teachers. The Education Minister said that date for reopening of schools has not been fixed because saving lives is the top priority amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Imphal, 10 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Last rites of the 14 year old minor girl from Imphal West district who died after she was brutally raped was held today. People took her body from RIMS morgue to her birthplace chanting various slogans. Manipur police kept a strict vigil to prevent any untoward incidents. Mayang Imphal MLA L. Robindro and Ex Minister Kh. Ratankumar also joined the rally which was participated by representatives of various civil society organisations. It maybe recalled that the brutally raped minor girl was found unconscious in an open field on September 2 and she was immediately rushed to RIMS hospital. But she died on September 3 afternoon. Special Judge (POCSO) Imphal West yesterday sent 6 accused in the brutal gang rape including the parents of the prime accused to judicial custody. Chief Minister N. Biren had also assured that befitted punishments will be accorded to the rapists.
Meanwhile, Manipur Human Right Commission has apprised Manipur DGP to lodge a case against the first miscreant who uploaded the photo of the minor rape victim from Imphal West District on social media.