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IMPHAL: Bodybuilders Laitonjam Rishikanta Singh, Thanjam Roshan and boxer Konthoujam Bishworjit Singh were today felicitated by Patsoi Apunba. In the recently concluded Eastern India Body Building Championship 2015, Laitonjam Rishikanta Singh won gold in the 70 kg category while Thangjam Roshan stood 5th in the 55 kg category. Konthoujam Bishworjit won gold in 81 kg category in the National Level Open North East Game Championship Boxing event held in Aruncahal Pradesh last month.  The reception was organised by the Patsoi Apunba of Patsoi Assembly Constituency at Patsoi Unikhong Bazar, Community Hall. Laitonjam Rishikanta Singh, Thangjam Roshan and Konthoujam Bishworjit Singh were presented with gifts at the felicitation.

IMPHAL: Shija Vitamin A Project will provide free Vitamin A supplements and Albendazole to all children between 6 months and 5 years. It is a collaborative effort of Shija Healthcare & Research Institute and Vitamin Angels, a US based NGO, working with the sole objective of giving Vitamin A supplements to all children in developing countries.  A simple cost effective dose of vitamin A every six months can prevent childhood blindness and reduce the mortality among children under five years of age by 24%. Vitamin A and Albendazole will be available on all days at Shija Hospitals & Research Institute, HealthCity Langol from 10 am to 4 pm. 

IMPHAL: Last year's finalist TRAU Kwakeithel revenged their defeat in the final by beating the defending champion SSB West Bengal 4-2 in the quarter final to enter the semi final of the 58th CC Meet today at Mapal Kangjeibubg. TRAU's A Herojit scored the first goal of the match in the 8th minute. The second goal of the first half was scored by N Susil. SSB's captain H Govinda scored their first goal in the 68th minute.  SSB's second goal was also scored by the captain soon after Naoton netted the third goal for TRAU. TRAU will meet MPSC in the semi final. TRUGPU and ARC Shillong will meet in the first semi final tomorrow. 

IMPHAL: Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam has reiterated that no force in the world can disintegrate Manipur if the people love each other and live as one. Speaking at the 181st death anniversary of Maharaja Gambhir Singh at the Memorial of Maharaja Gambhir Singh at Langthabal, Gaikhangam said all should inculcate the sense of patriotism and sacrifice as the brave forefathers did to protect the freedom and sovereignty. Reminding greed among the nobles led to the fall of the Manipur kingdom, Gaikhangam emphasised that only harmony and unity among the people can foil any sinister design of breaking-up Manipur.  Langthabal MLA Karam Shyam said the day is observed to commemorate the patriots of the land and ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats must have joined the observance. 

IMPHAL: A team of members of BJP Manipur Pradesh led by president Thounaojam Chaoba yesterday visited the Imphal-Jiribam road to see the progress of the construction of the road. The team also met the CO of Headquarters 83 Road Construction Company, BRTF, RK Garg at Noney. The CO gave a detailed report on the progress of the road to the team. The BJP team visited the bridges on the Barak and Makru rivers. Later speaking to the media Th Chaoba expressed his doubt at the BRO's assurance that the Imphal-Jiribam road will be completed by March. He said the team saw no adequate machinery and workers in the construction of the road.  Chaoba said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and concerned Union Minister on 15th of this month and urge them for early completion of the work. During the visit, the team was given a warm welcome at Phaitol village in Tousem sub division of Tamenglong district and Gularthon Bazar in Jiribam. 

Manipur Police Sports Club (MPSC) have entered the semi final of 58th CC meet. They trounced BRSA Tinsukia by 7-0 in the third quarter final of the tournament today at Mapal Kangjeibung. Th Kiran of MPSC scored the first and only goal of the first half in the 7th minute of the match which was held in the rain. However Th Kiran, Ksh Kanta and Golmei scored two goals each in the second half. The players missed many opportunities to score goals due to the slippery ground.  BRSA Tinsukia could not score even a single goal despite their brave fight. Golmei of MPSC was declared Man of the Match. The fourth quarter final will be between defending champion SSB and last year's finalist TRAU Kwakeithel. Coach of MPSC Kh Sanaton said they will try their best to perform in the semi final to book a berth in the final. 

Chief Electoral Officer O Nabakishore yesterday released the Special Summary Revision 2015 of State Electoral Roll at his office chamber at New Secretariat. The total number of voters has reached 17,64,122 an increase of 48, 339 voters from previous year. Number of male voter is 8,64,122 while number of female voter is 8 lakhs until January 1, 2015 with the ratio of 1042 female voter per 1000 male voter. However, elector population ratio of the state is below the national rate due to high growth rate of population in Senapati district. As per the Revision, the projected population of the state in 2015 is 30,80,488 and elector population ratio is 58%.  The national ratio is 60%. O Nabakishore said EROs will be assigned to cross-check the figures. Another Intensive Revision is underway to release in this month apart Special Summary Revision 2015 as per strict instruction from ECI. Nabakishore also said number of para-military and armed force personnel working in other states will be worked out in the Intensive Revision. 

BJP Manipur Pradesh is going to start a three-month long protest campaign against the state government. The protest campaign will address the issues faced by the people of the state. The protest campaign also aims to rectify the corrupt practises in politics in the state. It was announced at a press meet held at the residence of the BJP Yuva Morcha President O Malesh. BJP Manipur Pradesh President Th Chaoba said the three-month long protest campaign will begin from this month. He said the protest campaign will address various issues like distribution of essential commodities through Public Distribution System (PDS), Imphal-Jiribam Road construction and construction of Sports University on due time. After the completion of the first three-month of the protest campaign, the agitation would continue in various phases. The details of the protest campaign will be in public domain soon. Criticising the policies and programmes undertaken by State government, Th Chaoba said, Bhartiya Janata Party is working towards bringing good governance in the next term in the state. He added, 2014 was the glory year of the BJP in various states however its success was hindered in Manipur.  Chaoba further said, with the steep rise of its party members, the party has more than 3 lakh members in the state. With no MLAs and MP’s being elected from the state, the BJP would act as a role of opposition party and the party would expose the flaws of the policies and programmes by the government.

BJP Manipur Pradesh today started Swacch Khel Mission with an aim to bring unbiased and conducive environment in the field of sports in the state.Speaking to the media persons at the residence of Kh Kanba Singh at Lamshang in connection with a marathon race to be organised by Sports Cell of BJP state unit on February 22, Co-Chairman of Vision and Documentation, Dr RK Ranjan said Manipur is well known as the powerhouse of sports in India. However, there had been many instances where unfair processes have been carried out during selection of players from the state for a tournament or championship. RK Ranjan asserted that the mission is being started in order to stop corruption and prejudice in sports. Speaking about the marathon race, RK Ranjan said the race will be held under the motto ‘Run for Anti-Corruption and Good Governance’ with the objective of making youths healthy and bringing a drug free society. 

The five-day long film residential workshop ‘Psycho Rhythmic Exercise For Acting in Cinema’ kicked off today at St Paul’s Retreat Centre, Mantripukhri. The workshop is jointly organised by Mamikon Academy of Moving Arts and Chingkhuirakpa Arts and Impact TV and E-Partner as media partners. Eminent film personalities such as BM Sanzu, Haobam Pabankumar, Keisham Priyokumar, Yengkhom Roma, Hally Laithangbam and Ningthouja Lancha will share their experiences and conduct classes  at the workshop. The inaugural function was attended by Yumnam Rupachandra, Editor-in-Chief of Impact News, film maker Salam Biren and Chairman of the Workshop Ningthouja Lancha and other various artistes. Speaking at the function, Ningthouja Lancha said there are many potential actors in the state however they lack the acting skills, which hampers the development of the cinema in the state. He added, the present workshop would expose the current trends of acting of cinema in the national and international levels to the participants.

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