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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 08 October 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

Union Labour Minister visits Imphal

Minister of State ( IC ) for Labour and Employment Minister of State ( IC ) for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatraya today arrived in the state. He was on his two day visit to Assam, Manipur and Mizoram. Soon after the arrival the Union Minister calls on the Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh and discussed about the issues relating to the condition of the migrant labours as well as the employees of the state. The Union Minister also visited Shri Shri Govindajee Temple. He was accompanied by I Hemochandra Singh, Minister of Labours. Details of what has been discussed with the Chief Minister and the Labour Minister could not be known but media speculates that the Union Minister might have grilled the state government authority regarding the passing of the 3 Bills for implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the state. Source said that the Union Minister was briefed by the state government authority about the need of such legislation to protect the indigenous people of the state. It also said that the introduction of the legislation will not affect or hurt the sentiments of the migrant labourers who come from outside the state. Bandaru Dattatraya will fly to Guwahati today afternoon.

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War like store recovered

Combined team of BSF and Thoubal police commando today hunt down a war like store at Uyel Terapokpi Village area in Thoubal district at around 6.30. Huge cache of arms and ammunitions hidden in the area were recovered by the combined team. The weapons were reportedly hidden in a bush near a culvert of the area. No person was however arrested. According to source the huge cache of armed was hunt down by the combined team after the security troop got specific information from its source. The recovered arms and ammunitions includes 1 Lathode gun, 4 Lathode shell, 2 9mm pistols, 3 TNT cake,6 Gelatin stick, 56 round AK 47, 6 9mm round, 1 CHG, 1 rocket shell, 1 Detonator, 4 Detonator fuse, Fuse wore 3, Electric wire 10 metres fitted with 2 clips, 1 kg nail. Police had registered a case on the recovery.

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Kut Celebration this time at Sugnu

The District Level Kut Celebration 2015 in respect of Chandel District will be held with extravaganza at Sugnu Tribal Area and will be hosted by Khengjoi Sub - Division this year.
While informing the media persons, Haokhomang Touthang, Chairman of District Level Kut Committee (DLKC) 2015 Chandel District told that District Level Kut Celebration 2015 will be hosted by Chiefs of Khengjoi Sub - Division at Sugnu Tribal Area in Chandel District with extravaganza. The decision was taken in a meeting of Village Chiefs and Social Organisations leaders of the District, he added.

He further maintained that apart from showcasing various traditional dances and other spectacular events from different communities of Kuki Chin Mizo, many beauty damsel will also walk on the ramp for the covet title “District Level Miss Kut 2015”. However, tentative program and guests for the celebration were yet to be finalized, added the Chairman DLKC.

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Primary teachers protest against Court order to re-conduct recruitment exam

Primary teacher try to storm at chief minister bungalow today evening demanding reconsideration of the high court order to re conduct the selected primary teacher and Hindi graduate teacher of 2011. However, a team of police stop them near secretariat of Babupara. Later,5 members of the primary teachers’ body were allowed to meet the Chief Minister where they submit a memorandum. 
One of the protester said that the DPC was held on 2005 for the post of the 1603 primary teacher, Hindi primary teacher and Hindi graduate teacher which included 326 OBC reservations which was not included in the advertisement. The state government offer the result of the DPC on 2011 and form that the 1609 teacher were begin their schooling. The High Court order to re-conduct the recruitment of the teacher after 9 candidates who were not selected filed a cased against the reservation of the OBC.

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Subhana Begum says Md. Tajuddin got injured in her father’s self defense act

Subhana Begam (32) wife of late Sahidur Rahman and daughter of Haji Khomei whose house have been ablaze on last Tuesday night at Lilong Haoreibi Atoukhong Mamang Leikai claimed that allegation over her father and family is completely wrong.
While speaking to media persons today here at Manipur Press Club, she counter alleged over the one M.Tazuddin who is presently under treatment at Shija Hospital, Langol after he was attacked by his father with dagger was actually an act of self defense.
She countered that Tazuddin a man with characterless had been following her since last 8/9 months with bad intention. He is already charged with rape, drug use, and vehicle robbery cases.
Narrating the incident of that night, she said, Tazuddin with another friend knocked her door saying to open the door as he has to give mobile phone for her at around 6.30 P.M. But she replied to meet her father who was out for farm work and to say whatever he had to say and did not open the door. Coincidentally, her father came back from work and asked the two to come at day time not like this and they went back.
After they had dinner, her father also left for farm hut where he stays at night. Tazuddin again went to father’s farm hut and tried to locked father from outside. Her father somehow broke the door and ran after him with a dagger. Tazuddin had a gun at his hand at that time.
She with other family members rushed to the spot after they heard of the incident. Her father was lying unconsciously on the ground. She further said, after Tajuddin ran away from the spot, one Wahidoor (40) son of Abdul, Riazudin @ Amuthi (32) who is a policemen, son of Ashab Ali from her same local with other men started shooting many  rounds at the gate of their home. They even mobbed up by going publicity that “ Haji Khomei attacked Tajuddin and killed him, lets burnt down his house”.   And the mob started burning their house, by the time her three little kids were sleeping, broke down Subhana. There was non- stop gun fire too.
She said, five houses including her elder brother’s and neighboring relatives burnt down completely and one house has been destroyed badly in the incident. Nearly around will be of 80 lakhs from her house alone has turned to ash. Properties have also been looted by the main culprits from the houses, she complained.
She further said, she called fire serve and police for help but did reached only after everything been over. An FIR has been lodged to Lilong Police.
She broke down and appeal to all the organizations, governmental and social bodies who seeks for truth to come out and look after the case and to bring out judgment on the light.
A local man on the sideline of the press meet told Imphal Times that presently the five families are staying in a temporary tent house like refugees inside their own courtyard. Haji Khomei has gone underground out of fear. 

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NCC National Games underway

The NCC National Games-2015 is being underway at DG NCC Camp, Delhi Cantt. The game was formally declared open by the Director General NCC Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty yesterday.
Nearly 2000 cadets from 17 State Directorates representing all states and Union Territories in the country are participating in this game. The aim of the NCC Games is to provide the talented sportspersons amongst the cadets a feel of a major sporting event and prepare them with requisite match temperament and further their sporting careers. An added aim is also to showcase and promote low cost indigenous games such as Kabbadi and Kho-Kho among the youth.
The NCC National Games being conducted over eleven days from 07 to 17 Oct 2015 will see competitions in seven sports disciplines i.e. Football, Hockey, Athletics, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Volleyball and Shooting. Football will be played at various venues in Delhi Cantt with finals slated on 14 Oct 2015. Hockey will be conducted in Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi with finals on 16 Oct 2015. All events are being conducted at Delhi except Shooting which has already been conducted at Asansol, West Bengal.

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Making a clean intent

The Swaach Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission, the ambitious national campaign by the Government of India, covering 4041 statutory towns, to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country has reached Manipur, and reports of various local and state authorities preparing awareness campaigns for the mission appearing in the dailies. The campaign which was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, witnessed Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself cleaning the road- a symbolic gesture of remembrance to Mahatma Gandhi’s words. It is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and school and college students of India participated in this event. The Government of India restructured the Comprehensive Rural Sanitation Programme with effect from 1 April 1999, and launched the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) which was later (on 1 April 2012) renamed to Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA). To give a fillip to the Total Sanitation Campaign, with effect from June 2003 the government launched an incentive scheme in the form of an award for total sanitation coverage, maintenance of a clean environment and open defecation-free panchayat villages, blocks and districts called Nirmal Gram Puraskar, and again on 2nd  October 2014 the campaign was relaunched in its latest avatar- Swachh Bharat Abhiyan- With the declared objective to accomplish the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2nd October 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and is expected to cost over ¹ 62,000 crore. While the focus on cleaning and maintaining public hygiene is commendable, and about time, considering the rapidly increasing health issues and rising threats of hitherto unknown epidemics, one could not help but wish that such a comprehensive and ambitious campaign be initiated to clean the scourge of corruption, nepotism and favoritism that has become institutionalized in the public offices throughout the country. One could safely surmise that of the massive cost (¹ 62,000 crore) involved in the campaign, a few thousand crores will be siphoned off and misappropriated by various authorities involved. It goes without saying that any project or
campaign, be it for cleanliness, promotion of quality education, infrastructure or connectivity, such initiatives are doomed for failure from the moment of inception until and unless those who are
empowered or authorized to implement it are under the influence of the existing system where the priority is not the attainment of the objective but the undue personal benefits such a campaign presents for
them. If the government is earnest in its intention of making positive and enduring changes, it must start with cleaning up the very system which is bogging down the progress of the country. It should be stoic enough to award the efficient and punish the defaulters purely on the basis of their given duties and nothing else. The government both at the national and state level also needs to purge itself of the
innumerable tenderpreneurs ( a South African term for a person in government who abuses their political power and influence to secure government tenders and contracts) doting the corridors of the
government. Cleaning the streets need to be augmented with cleansing the system.

Dynamic Startup 1.0 Launchpad of Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By: Roshnikumar Yambem
Do you have a killer business idea or concept but don’t know how to start your business? You have the business idea but reluctant to take the risks? You want to start the business but don’t have the fund?
If your answer is YES and you have the conviction that becoming an Entrepreneur is the ultimate goal of your life, then this event, Dynamic Startup 1.0, is for YOU.
Startup - is a buzzword today in every corner of the world. Startup Events turn out to be the most catalytic platform and launch pad for Aspiring Entrepreneurs across the world to realize their dream of becoming a successful Entrepreneur. Startup Weekends, Startup Bootcamp, Bootcamp I/O, Lean Startup Machine are some of the globally recognized Startup Events happening in major cities of the world including Metro cities of India.
Realizing the need of creating such a platform for the aspiring Manipuripreneurs, Dynamic Manipur, one of the most responsible social organizations has created a localized version of Startup Event by terming it “Dynamic Startup”. The event is being organized by the Dynamic Manipur in association with MIMS - Manipur University, Gobizs Web Solutions Pvt Ltd & WOL Media, along with a few dozen of other sponsoring partner organizations.
This year, Dynamic Startup 1.0, is going to be happened on Oct 10 & 11 as a two days event at Auditorium of MIMS, MU. The event is based on the Lean Startup Methodology which is a globally accepted scientific approach for validating a business idea by using the scientific tools like Business Canvas, Lean Canvas, Javelin Board etc. Such an event simulate the real life experience of being an entrepreneur and its business process so that the entrepreneurs can gain  maximum learning about his or her business idea. The overall objective of such an event is to reduce the risk of business failure, shorten the timeline of idea to market, scale up the business through private funding. In the first day of the event, the entrepreneurs will get in depth knowledge about how to apply Lean Startup Methodology in their business ideas. The knowledge will be imparted by those entrepreneurs who already had been practicing Lean Startup. The entrepreneurs will get mentorship from the coaches and they will need to get out of the room to interact with their prospected customers to get the first hand information of the market and their idea. The business idea will be pivoted and iterated by consulting with their mentors till the profitable business idea is found. In the second day, the entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to showcase their business ideas and plan to a panel of juries who are usually highly successful entrepreneurs. The top three best business ideas will get cash award as well as other recognitions. And the top 10 business ideas will get six months of mentoring program at Startup Incubation program run by Globizs Web Solutions & WOL Media. Incubation program is a follow up to the Dynamic Startup event to handhold the entrepreneur until they succeed by providing the mentoring, technical support and financial support through private investors. And also the winners get Advertising Credit from Manipur Times for showcasing their ads to the 1,35,000 online user base of ManipurTimes.com
Recently, there was the “Startup India, Stand up India” initiative by the India Government as a part of the “Make In India” programme. Already there was the 10000 Startups programme of India Government implemented by NASSCOM. All these initiatives show that India is entering into a new era of Entrepreneurial age. Hence, so I would like to bring the attention of our youths to take this opportunity of riding the wave of entrepreneurship which can bring economy self reliant and social peace to our society. Get up and join the event by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the facebook event page for Dynamic Startup 1.
Be an Entrepreneur, Serve the Society!!!
About the author:
Roshnikumar Yambem, is the Founder & Managing Director of Globizs Web Solutions Pvt Ltd and Project Director, Enterpreneurship Division, Dynamic Manipur.
Email id: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mobile: 08415927037

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PREPAK greets people on 38th Foundation Day

Proscribed group People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) today greats the people of the region on occasion of its 38th Foundation Day, which falls on October 9. In a lengthy press note signed by its acting chairman Kh. Sathy, the outfit termed the people of both hills and plain as oppressed people under the colonial regime of India. The Chairman also wish the members of all revolutionary outfit fighting with a common cause including the members of the CorCom and other revolutionary outfit of the WESEA region not leaving aside the journalists fraternity working in both electronic and print media.
“ We are shocked in the way that India is leading the once Asiatic Sovereign nation with a history of over 2000 year has been leading towards darkness after India forcibly annexed”, the statement said. It added that in this 66 years with the India, they have been sabotaging the relationship between hills and plain people besides its natural resources and identities of the people to such extend that it seems hard for revival. The bondage of relationships between each ethnic communities in the region has been severely affected by the intrusion of outsiders. . The statement added that the divide and rule strategy of the colonial regime has now succeeded in implanting the feeling of hatred among the various people an sometime the people forget that the people of the region once stand united.
Terming the present impasse in the region as a hidden agenda of the colonial government, the statement said that the Indian constitution is openly supporting the attempt to distort the land into pieces.
“The Indian constitution divides the communities of Kangeipak and allows a community to oppress another community”, said the statement of PREPAK’s acting chairman. The statement also blamed the Indian regime as the cause for decline of work culture among the people of the state. It is outcome of the India government inability to rectify the protection of social security provided under the Universal declaration of human rights 1948.
The acting chairman also blamed the corrupt mainstream Indian political leaders who had implanted the habit of earning without working besides nurturing high level corruption. He said the need of the hour is to nurture work culture among the people of the state.
The divide and rule policy of the Indian government has darken the future of the nation state. Each effort to protect the identity and culture of the people from has been thwarted by the colonial regime. The attitude is clearly shown by the way at which Kashmir was annexed as a special category state while Kangleipak was considered as Part C state.
(To be Contd. Tomorrow)

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