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Imphal, 20 May 2016 : JCILPS  Students Wing strongly condemned the police action against the protestors who took part in a democratic rally on Tiddim Road this afternoon where 5 persons were injured. Speaking at a press meet held at the office of JCILPS at Konjeng Hazari Leikai, Convenor of the Students’ Wing Nandababu Oinam said time has now come to teach the  govt a lesson and appealed to the people to intensify the agitation. He said people are also requested to shout slogan ‘No ILP, No Govt’ during the protest tomorrow. Nandababu however appealed to the volunteers not to give trouble to patients, media persons, people going for religious functions and students appearing in Indian Council of Agricultural Research examination scheduled for tomorrow.

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Imphal, 19 May 2016 ( Evening News) : Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, JCILPS has called for 38 hour Manipur bandh from 4 tomorrow morning to press the demand for ILP in the state. The bandh begins at 4 am of May 20 and ends at 6 pm of May 21. JCILPS  Convenor Khomdram Ratan today reiterated that the lack of interest shown by the govt towards the protection of indigenous people has necessitated the bandh. Speaking to media at the JCILPS office at Sega Road Khomdram Ratan said the abolition of entry and exit pass by the centre and the failure to give assent to the 3 bills passed by Manipur Legislative Assembly indicate that the centre is not interested in protecting the indigenous people of Manipur. He maintained that the BJP govt at the Centre and Congress govt in the State are more interested in election than in protection of the indigenous communities. Ratan appealed to all to support the ILP movement.

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Imphal, 17 May 2016 ( Evening News ): Manipur joins the rest of the world in observing  world Hypertension day today. The day was observed on the theme Know your Number at JNIMS auditorium by Manipur Heart care society. World Hypertension Day is observed every year on May 17 to create public awareness about hypertension, its preventive measures and complications and distribute the message of maintenance of normal blood pressure among the common people. High Blood Pressure causes various complications in the body and may lead to the major risk to the heart stroke, kidney disease, eye disorders, coma or even death. As part of the observance workshop on ‘How to do it-measuring BP by automatic machine’ and ‘Know something Basic about ECG’ was held for the community leaders, interns and Junior Residents. Community leaders from Ukhrul, Chandel, Senapati and Imphal were distributed BP instrument to encourage them identify High BP patients in their communities and create more awareness. The event was attended by members of Manipur heart care society, staff and students of JNIMS. Addressing the gathering JNIMS Director, Prof, L. Deben stated that by doing regular exercise  and leading healthy lifestyle one can prevent the deadly disease.

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Imphal, 17 May 2016 ( Evening News ) : Four persons accused of corruption and drug trafficking by outlawed KCP-MJC today refuted the charges against them. The allegations appeared in local dailies today. Lourembam Rame from Kyamgei, Sorokhaibam Achou, Senior Assistant in MU and his wife and Khuraijam Abecha from Langthabal Mantrikhong Mayai Leikai were accused by KCP-MJC of trafficking drugs and misappropriation of fund in Manipur  University. Speaking at a press meet, Sorokhaibam Achou refuted the charges levelled against them and urged the outfit to clarify exactly when and how they swindled the fund. Though the outfit asked them to come to an amicable solution within 3 days on April 28, any means of contact was given to them. Achou also added that if they were in any way found involved in drug trafficking, they are ready to accept any punishment given by the people. Mention may be made that KCP MJC had already claimed its hand in planting of bomb near a shop run by Lourembam Rame on May 15.

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Imphal, 17 May 2016 ( Evening News ) : Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions Council, AMTUC and All Manipur Government Employees organisation, AMGEO today observed the 6th Black Day at their office at Babupara. Speaking as resource person at the event Social Scientist Dr Dhanabir Laishram opined that the people especially the workers are facing lots of hardship because govt not only in Manipur but also in every part of the country only knows how to command. He said the salary is given to govt employees for doing public service. But general public feel apprehensive and insecure to enter govt offices. Dr Dhanabir Laishram also appealed to the govt employees to not only work for salary but go extra mile for the welfare of the public. Mention may be made that JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO observes May 17 as Black day in remembrance of harassment and torture of 69 govt employees for pressing their legitimate demands in May 17, 2010.

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Imphal, 16 May 2016 (Evening News) : A 3 day National Workshop on the theme ‘Information Marketing for Transformational Library User to Electronic Library User in Digital Era’ began today the Seminar Hall, NIT Manipur, Langol. Director, NIT Manipur  Dr. Sarungbam Birendra, Librarian NIT Silchar, Kishorchandra Satpathy, Dean Academic, NIT Manipur Dr. Kh. Manglem, Registrar, MIT R.K. Lalit, staff and students, research scholars and faculty members took part at the inauguration of the event. Director Dr. Sarungbam Birendra said although traditional library has lots of advantages, digitisation of traditional library in this digital era is a must. Digitisation of libraries will also lighten the burden of the librarian. Director also added that the seminar is very relevant to the present age and appealed all to take the benefits of the seminar.

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Imphal, 16 May 2016 ( Evening News) : Ethno Heritage Council (HERICOUN) celebrated their 14th Foundation Day at GM hall today. The final round of the 'Khangminashi Eramdam' Quiz was also held as a part of the event and many cultural programmes were also held. Speaking at the occasion, HERICOUN secretary general Heisnam Oken expressed his concern over today’s prevailing situation where people are not able to exercise their Rights to live properly due to the rise of unrest and chaos in the society. He further said people today seem to have forgotten their roots and the sense of brotherhood amongst each other and appealed everyone to try and mend the same. Further Schedule Tribe Demand Committee Secretary Retd. Colonel Laishram Lokendro said that the people who are against the Meiteis demand to include in the Schedule Tribe List has got their secret agenda. RK Rajendra said that it would not be right to chase the demand over the context of a few quotas and that everyone should sit together and discuss on the same. Speaking at the occasion Aimol Tribe Union Manipur President, RT Akhel Aimol who was also the Chief Guest of the event said that it’s unfortunate that few people are turning themselves against the people’s movement for a cause and it shows the lack of unity amongst the citizens of the state. He concluded instead of arguing with each other, we all should sit together and talk it out.

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Imphal, 16 May 2016 ( Evening News) : A one day symposium on the Concepts of Love and Lust in Manipuri Literature was held today at Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound. The symposium was organised by The Cultural Forum of Manipur in connection with its 58th Foundation Day to be held tomorrow. Keishamthong MLA Laisom Ibomcha, Thanga MLA T Mangibabu among others attended the inaugural session of the symposium. 6 resource persons deliberated on the theme. They opined that love and lust are eternal. Words used in Lai Haraoba ceremony are full of love and affection. ‘Khamba Thoibi’ a Manipuri epic may even existed if love and lust were not there.

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Imphal, 16 May 2016 ( Evening News) : ‘Manipur Handlloom Mark’ was released today at Manipur Press Club today. The releasing function was jointly organised by handlooms promotion council, Manipur and Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers & Handicrafts Artisans C.S LTD Imphal. As a part of the function, Manipur Handloom Mark was also distributed to the weavers of the state. The releasing function was attended by members of weavers service centre, ministry of textiles and manipur apex handloom weavers. Addressing the gathering Assistant director (design) Weavers service centre, ministry of Textiles C. Rajasekaran stated that products of manipur handloom is well known through out the country. Releasing of manipur handloom mark will surely create separate identity of the products of manipur handloom.

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Imphal, 16 May 2016 : Prizes of the Impact Tv Cheiraoba Lucky Draw and Yaoshang Photo Competition were presented at a function held at Hotel Imphal. The  competition and the lucky draw were held for the customers of Impact TV. Each winner of Cheiraoba Lucky Draw was presented with LG  LED TV,. Gift hampers were presented to winners of the photo competition. Members of the Board and staff of the Impact TV attended the event.

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