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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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Imphal, 16 May 2016 ; Joint Director of Manipur State Aids Control Society, Abhiram Mongjam has stated that the 3rd Line ART which has been already introduced in several other countries is likely to be introduced in India from this year.  Speaking at the 33rd International AIDS Candle Light Memorial day organised by MNP +  at Manipur dramatic hall, Yaiskul Police Lane Abhiram said in Manipur people living with HIV / AIDS under CD4 350 are getting ART and measures are taken to provide ART to affected people under CD4 500 under the National AIDS Control Programme. He said the facility will made be available at  RIMS or JNIMS after the trained manpower is available. The event was held on the theme Engage, Educate and Empower.

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Imphal, 16 May 2016 : Manipuri Sahitya Parishad today honoured 29 persons who have made major contributions to various forms of art, culture and literature on the Parishad's 81st foundation day. Renowned lyricist and writer Bachaspatimayum Jayentakumar Sharma was posthumously honoured with ‘Kabiratna’ and  D. Lamgpungjei Kabui was honoured with ‘Kabya Bhushan’. Chief minister O. Ibobi Singh presented the awards, gold medals and cash awards to the winners on the last day of the 81st foundation day celebrations of the Parishad at Maharaj Chandrakriti Auditorium at Palace Compound. The winners included well known writers, singers, dancers, artists who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields.  In his speech on the occasion Okram Ibobi made a fervent appeal to Manipuri Sahitya Parishad to play a significant role in strengthening the unity among the people of the state when the unity of the people is being threatened. He observed that it is natural to have difference of ideas in a society as the society tends to move forward. Lok Sabha MP Dr. Thokchom Meinya members of the parishad and people from different walks of life took part in the celebration.

Imphal, 14 May 2016 : People today blocked the Wangkhei-Kongba road and formed a human chain in support of the JCILP demand for Inner Line permit System in Manipur. Women vendors of Pureiromba Keithel at Wangkhei palace compound and people living around the market blocked Wangkhei Kongba road this afternoon around 1 and did not allow vehicular traffic on the road. Students of Pioneer Academy Palace Compound also took  out a protest rally from the school till palace gate in support of the ILP agitation. The students and meira paibi members of the area formed a human chain on the road and shouted slogans.

Meanwhile members of Kongba-Thong Apunba Meira Paibi Lup held sit-in in support of the demand of the Joint Committee on Inner Line permit System (JCILPS). Women protestors blocked the road and staged sit-in at Kongba Bazar. Similar protests were also seen at Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Bamon Kampu Okram Leikai, Bamon Kampu Mayai Leikai, and Irilbung Thong. A large number of protestors demonstrated in these areas and formed human chains demanding implementation of ILP in the state. They also chanted slogans during the protest.

Students of Heritage Convent School, Uripok Yambem Leikai also staged a sit in support of JCILPS today.  It may be recalled that the JCILPS Students Wing locked the Administrative Block of the school after the students refused to take part in the ILPS stir. The school authority appealed to the JCILPS to withdraw its stand against the school.

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Imphal, 13 May 2016 ( Evening News) : Education Minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar today urged the teacher fraternity to use different techniques in teaching to inculcate in the students the zeal of attending classes regularly. Speaking at the inauguration of Marjing Indoor Hall and Kombirei Women's Hostel of NG College, Lamphel, Minister  Ratankumar stated that scrapping the special category status from the state has given adverse impact on the economy of the state. He said despite the fact, the state cabinet after much deliberation gave the green signal to regularise the part time college teachers. Minister also added that the govt is considering participation of teachers in the New Education Board to seek their suggestions and opinions. Teachers and students of the college and members of NG College Development Committee attended the event organised by the Committee.

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