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Fashion event ‘Tabunungee Phijol’ walk on ramp

A fashion event on “Replica of the Phanek used in olden days by the Kings’ Queens and Durbar Members”, entitled ‘Tabunungee Phijol’ ramped at Library and Information Centre Kakching’s Auditorium yesterday evening.
Speaking to Imphal Times, producer and designer of the event, Y. Lanchenba said the show was organized as part of his course of research (1) Replica of the Phanek used in olden days by the Kings’ Queens and Durbar Members, (2) on the seven clan Yek-Salai of meeteis’ which were dressed during those times and (3) on seven different phases of bride’s dress since those time till today.

In the fashion event organized by Yengkhoiba Group of Guiders, Kakching, Manipuri film actress Leishangthem Tonthoi walked on the ramp as Showstopper.

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A matter of concern for the future

Tragic is not the word to describe the present state of affairs of our state, even though the feeling in the hearts of the general public cannot be far from it. The Government has shown, in fits and spurts, that things can and does happen if the rulers so put their hearts to any task, which begs the very relevant and necessary question: is the Government deliberately keeping the state on tenterhooks with engineered chaos and calculated mayhem? Nothing that has been done for the development of the State so far looks and feels systematic or sustainable- from the various infrastructures being constructed with shoddy workmanship and dubious results, to the haphazard and stop-gap measures in terms of the essential services being provided, mostly on paper to dispense off with the official requirements without ever taking the trouble or the initiative to check on the efficacies of such schemes and welfare measures. The reality we are undergoing today is a far cry from the trumped up reports and statistics that make up the records meant for display at the centre, the most obvious result being the promotion of Manipur from the least developed state category to the less developed one without having nothing to show for it. Yet the Government, in it’s quest to prolong the reign, have failed to address the situation with pragmatic solutions and progressive steps that would steer the state in the right direction of inclusive growth- the most prominent shortcoming being the failure to harness the potential of the youths- the future of the state. According to house listing and housing census data 2011, the number of youths between ages 18-22 in the country is 149.36 million. That’s about one-fifth of the total electorate of 725 million estimated by the Election Commission. Stating that almost, if not all, the problems ailing the present society can be remedied by molding the youths of today to bring about the still elusive change and progress would not be an exaggeration. No amount of resources or materials can effect change or usher in progress unless those who are to direct and utilize these resources be prepared and groomed to take on the responsibilities and challenges with confidence and determination. A radical mental revolution based on progressive thinking and broadened outlook beyond self preservation and personal enrichment, tempered with the spirit of equality and infused with the dignity of labour is the panacea for our society long festered with enmity, greed, doubts and subdued mindset. The Government should make the most and invest in the one true asset it ever has- the teeming youths.

Right to Information week celebration inaugurated

Know Right to Information and make legitimate use of it – CM

Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh today inaugurated the Right to Information Week Celebration – 2015 being organised by the Manipur Information Commission under the sponsorship of the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Govt. Of India at the Auditorium of the Manipur State Film Development Society, Palace compound, Imphal.
Inaugurating the Week long celebration, Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh appealed to the people of the state to know their right to information and make legitimate use of it. He said, RTI is a unified venture for the government and public conducive to a better and more developed state.
“I also call upon all stakeholders to use this occasion of RTI week to deliberate on issues abiding interest in the areas of transparency, accountability and good governance”, the chief minister added. He also appealed to all the government departments to make necessary voluntary disclosure of information as per provisions of the Act on the one hand and to the citizen not to misuse this beautiful Act on the other.
Presiding over the Function the Deputy CM Gaikhangam in his remarks expressed the importance and benefits of this Act and at the same time the need to use it with responsibility. He said, RTI Act is like a double edged sword and so the intention of the RTI applicant must be responsible and holy. He also appealed not to misuse this Act as RTI Act is like the holy Bible, the Geeta and the Quran.
The State Chief Information Commissioner Th. Ibobi Singh gave the welcome and the Keynote address of the Inaugural function which was attended by the Chief Secretary Shri O. Nabakishore Singh, high level officials of state govt, officials from different departments, members of CSOs, students etc.

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Lancha reiterates falls out of Merger Agreement

Spokesperson of Coalition for Indigenous Rights Campaign Manipur (CIRCA), Ningthouja Lancha  said, “now is the crucial time to analyze whether the terms and agreements inked in the Merger Agreement of Manipur with the then India Government of 1949 is actually in run or not”.
While speaking at the One Day Interaction and lecture Program on “Challenges and Prospects of Merger Agreement” at Modern College, here, Lancha questioned on Why Manipur is deprived from the Centre’s attention day by day despite of moving towards development.
He further said that, by ignoring the points of agreements signed during the Merger agreement the Indian govt. is not respecting the human rights of the people of Manipur.  Dr. Naorem Joykumar, retd. Professor also spoke as resource person in the interaction program organized by The Modern College Student’s Union. While Dr. H. Indrakumar moderated the program and Dr. K. Biren, Principal of the college presided as president in the discussion program.
It may be mentioned that, many researchers and activists of Manipur claimed that the then Maharaja of Manipur, Bodhachandra was forced to signed the agreement paper by the then Governor General of India.

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Lamboi Khongnangkhong locals’ gherao Chorus Repertory Theater

Locals of Lamboi Khongnangkhong today gherao the office of the Chorus Repertory Theater after a team of police demolished a temporary shed constructed by the local committee at around 8.30 am.
The temporary shed was constructed by Lamboi Khongangkhong Mamang Leikai Social Development Committee between Uripok Kangchup Road and Lamboi Khongangkhong. A team of Lamphel police demolished the shed by a Government order.
Speaking to the media persons, Thoudam Shanti, Secretary Lamboi Khongnangkhong Mamang Leikai Development Committee said that the Chorus Repertory Theater seems to disrespect the local people as they have named the road as Samushang. This might be the reason leading to the demolition of the shed. The shed was only 2 months old and was constructed for temporary use.
Later, large number of people of the area thronged to the complex of the Chorus Repertory Society however volunteers of the theater group close the gate. The local people said that they will not allow the theater group to open the gate unless there is an agreement between them

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SF recovers IED from Tiddim Road

A Quick Response Team (QRT) of 12 Bihar Regiment recovered an IED weighs around 1 Kg from the road side of Malom – Bamdiar road, about 200 meters from the Imphal Tidim Road in Bishnupur district under Nambol Police station at around 4:30 am today.
The IED was retrieved by a team of Bishnupur Police, Nambol Police and Road Opening Party (ROP) of 12 Bihar Regiment, D Company. The IED was found wrapped in a plastic bag. It contains one motor cell, RDX, two wires and two detonators.
Later, a team of Bishnupur Police, Nambol Police and 12 Bihar Regiment, D Company 201 CEDU Bomb Squad disposed the bomb safely at a gorge between Ichum Kom Village and Leimaram Village at around 8:30 am today morning.

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Nupilal souvenir released

A souvenir called “Ningsing Chefong” published to commemorate the historic women war in the state to be observed on December 12 was released today in a simple function held at Manipur Press Club. This year the day will be observed as 75th Nupi Lal Numit Ningshing Thouram at Nupi Lal memorial complex by Nupi Lal Observation Committee.

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Union Labour Minister to visit Manipur

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment , Bandaru Dattatraya will be on tour to Assam, Manipur and Mizoram on October 7 and 8. The Minister is likely to land at Aizwal first and is expected to arrive at Imphal in a helicopter. He will later fly to Guwahati in a helicopter, an official source said. The source added that the Minister’s visit is significant in the wake of various uprising in many parts of the NE states regarding the issue of the migrant labourers. It is likely that the minister might have a discussion with each of the chief ministers of the respective states on the issue of  migrant labourers. The minister might also take a stock of the condition of the labour department of the state.

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Manipuri Muslim on Haj Pilgrimage started returning home safely

28 Haj pilgrims from Manipur started returning home safely from the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
According to a pilgrim who landed at Imphal International Airport yesterday afternoon, altogether 319 persons left Imphal for Saudi Arabia on August 19 and 20 this year for Haj pilgrimage which was coordinated by Haj committee Manipur. The remaining 291 pilgrims are on their way to home and many of them have reached Guwahati he added. Haj is an annual destination for Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by male adults who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey.
Mention may be made that this year altogether 769 Muslim pilgrims reportedly lost their lives in a Haj stampede near the holy city of Mecca on September 24. According to the report, India has lost 58 national last month while 78 are said to be still missing .

Image Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Cleanliness drive at Langol areas

Tourism Development Society, Langol, Imphal West has organized a cleanliness drive in an around Langol Lamkhai and its surrounding areas in collaboration with Shija Hospital and Research Institute, Langol with Local  Clubs and local Meira paibis today morning.
The drive was held with the aim to make Langol a tourist spot. Speaking to the media persons, M Tombi Singh, Chairman, Tourism Development Society, Langol, said the drive was taken up with the objective to keep the areas of Langol and its surrounding neat and clean. To prevent vector borne diseases as many cases has been detected in the state, he added.
Many members and volunteers of Tourism Development Society Langol, Langol Lamkhai, Imphal West took part in the cleanliness drive, he added.

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