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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 11 June 2017 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

KNF cadre involved in killing of 2 KRA men arrested

Imphal, June 11: Police have today arrested a former defence PRO of KNF who was involved in the killing of two KRA cadres on May 5 last at N Boljang village under Sapermeina police station.
Informing this at a press conference held at his office chamber this afternoon, DGP LM Khaute further elaborated that the extremist was arrested by a combined team of commandos from Imphal East and Imphal West district police led by Additional SP (OPS) Dr S Ibomcha during a raid conducted at Saparmeina village after receiving inputs of presence of cadres of a Kuki militant group who were involved in serious crimes at the village.
During the operation the police arrested Letkhoson, 42, son of Selpao, a native of the village, and recovered a .22 revolver with six live rounds and two mobile phones, he said.
The team included inspector Achouba Meitei, officer in charge of Imphal West commando, and inpector L Vaiphei, officer-in-charge of Imphal East commando.

Referring to two earlier cases, he informed that an over ground worker of the banned PLA, identified as Koijam Warjit, 47, son of K Yaima of Thongju Pheija Leitong, was arrested  by Imphal West District Police along with incriminating documents during search operation at Thongju area on June 8.
In another case on the same day, commandos of IWDP arrested the proprietor of H&B Enterprises, named Thoudam Hemchandra Singh, alias Itomba, son of late Th Aber Singh of Lairikyengbam Makha Leikai for his involvement in transaction of money on behalf of the banned KCP (Progressive), according to the DGP.
Incriminating articles along with an internet dongle and a computer set were reportedly seized from his possession.

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MCPM to take up the cudgel for murdered laborer

Imphal, June 11: The Maoist Communist Party Manipur while alleging that violence that had happened in Moreh in the recent past were motivated by communal intent announced that the organization will not rest until the mystery behind the killing of Shanti, a woman laborer in the border town, is unraveled.
In a communiqué issued today, the banned outfit said it will however wait for inquiry committee, set up by the state administration to investigate the murder, to submit its report which is due in 15 days before taking up any action.
The incident no longer remains the killing of a laborer or a woman. It has revealed itself to be far more complicated than previous assumptions, the KCP claimed while asking the Manipur government to tread with caution and foreseeing the matter having severe repercussions if not tackled sensitively.  

The violence taking place is Moreh, the note charged, is masterminded by the Indian army and gangs that are assembled by refugees from Myanmar. The collaboration between the two have been going on for some time and has proved destructive to the harmony between different communities living together in the town, the MCP stated.
The killing of the laborer is the latest in the series of criminal activities carried out with the involvement of the Indian army, according to the note and cited numerous other cases including the death of a leader of student’s organization, AMSU, and frequent killing of laborers to stress its charges.
The MCP will launch intense agitations, probably to coincide with the 100th day anniversary of the state government, including bandh and indefinite closure of Imphal-Moreh route if the perpetrators of the crime are not caught, the statement warned.

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MNRF cadre apprehended

Imphal, June 11: One active cadre of Manipur National Revolutionary Front (MNRF) was apprehended yesterday by a combined team of CDO IE and a column of 45AR during search operations conducted at Khurai Chairenthong area.
The apprehended MNRF cadre has been identified as one Ningkhanngam @Aboi Raihing (aged 37), s/o Jessi Raihing of Wunghon village.
During an interrogation, Ningkhanngam @Aboi Raihing states that he joined MNRF through one Ringphami of Fairy Land in October 2011. He underwent training at Khampat in Myanmar and works under the command of the said Ringphami and even extorted money from the general public’s in IMhal areas. One mobile handset and sim cards was recovered from him.
For further investigation, Ningkhanngam @Aboi Raihing has been handed over to Porompat Police Station and to take up legal action against him.
The cordon and search operation was conducted under  the command of B.Lunthang Vaiphei OC/CDO of Imphal East and under the overall supervision of  Wungpam Kasar Additional Sp  (LO/Ops).

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Social Service

Imphal, June 11: One day social service sanitisation programme was conducted in Eroisemba Zoo area of Imphal West District by a team of Narcotics Cell Imphal West, today morning. The Social Service was organised under the supervision of SP Imphal West which was led by Narcotics Cell Imphal West OC K Ranjit.

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MLA Indrajit calls for active participation of public in SBA

Imphal, June 11: A cleanliness drive was carried out at Khongjom War Memorial Complex at Khongjom Kheba Ching this morning under Swach Bharat Abhiyan by the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
Prominent persons who participated in cleaning the busy tourist site were president of BJYM Manipur Pradesh, Somorjit, state secretary in charge of BJP Thoubal unit, L Tejkumar, president  of BJP Thoubal district, L Deven, president of BJYM, Thoubal district, Ch Sanjoy, district president of mahila morcha, Ch Ranjita and volunteers of the party from the district.
Later, BJP legislator and parliamentary secretary N Indrajit who is in charge of SBA in Manipur arrive there to inspect the work carried out for cleaning the place. Talking to media persons Indrajit said while the nationwide cleanliness campaign is the brainchild of the prime minister of India Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Manipur N Biren is spearheading its execution in the state. Today’s programme that was taken up at Khongjom War Memorial is the second in the series of activities being considered under the SBA, he added.
The idea to conduct such a cleanliness drive at the memorial site was guided by the philosophy of chief minister Biren on drawing project plans which are practical and leave aside those which are impossible to execute and let our deeds speak for us, the Kshetrigaon MLA said. He called for the public to actively participate in the mission at the local level and provide assistance to the administration in making it a success.
“The mission will be taken up in all the districts in the state. Also, the cleanliness programme taken up at Khongjom Kheba ching will not be the last at the spot and future decision will be made after consultation with party workers at the state and district levels,” said the parliamentary secretary.

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Bandh again

Imphal, June 11: Even as the state government head by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is taking up all possible measures to prevent bandh and blockade in the state, even by taking a cabinet decision to award befitting punishment to the bandh callers, All Police Constable (Male/Civil) Viva-voce completed candidate Fresh Batch -2016, 10+2, a body of police recruitment appeared candidate has threaten to call 48 hours bandh from midnight today.
In a statement of the organisation said that as per the statement of the Chief Minister N Biren Singh to express their grievances before any such bandh or blockade is being called the body had tried to meet the Chief Minister three times, but as they were deprived from meting the Chief Minister they are left with no choice but to call the 48 hours bandh from midnight today. The body is demanding declaration of the result conducted for recruitment of Manipur Police constable (Male) fresh candidate.
Mention may be made that this is the second bandh after meira Paibi called 12 hours bandh yesterday at Thangmeiband Assembly constituency demanding resignation of MLA Dingo.

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Motor Cycle Rally kick off as part of the International Yoga Day Celebration

Imphal, June 11: As part of the International Yoda Day observance, a Mega Motor Cycle rally was carried out today from Kakching to Serou as a awareness campaign which is organised by Prajapita Brahna Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya Kakching since May 21 and will continue till June 21, 2017.
The Rally was flagged off by Retd IGP Mayanglambam Sushilkumar from Brahma Kumaris, Peace Palace Kakching of Kakching Wairi Khongnang Lamtei.
Rajyogini Brahma Kumari Nilima, in-charge of Brahma Kumaris Manipuri, Brahma Kumari Rupa, in-charge of Brahma Kumaris Kakching and other officials took part in the flagged off.
Speaking on the sideline of the rally, Nilima, in-charge of Brahma Kumaris of Manipur expressed the rally is organised to give awareness and usefulness of Yoga for the month long international yoga day observance by by Prajapita Brahna Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya Kakching from May 2 to June 21, 2017 as part of the International Yoga Day celebration. Nilima spoke on the benefits of practicing yoga on a regular basis as it transforms the body and mind bringing the physical, mental and spiritual for our own benefit. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with oneself, the world and the nature. It also embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action and a holistic approach to health and well-being,  she added.
Street meeting was also held at Wabagai Lamkhai, Lamjao, Langmeidong, Waikhong and Sugnu, etc.
Later, International Yoga Day was also observed at Serou Mayai Leikai Community Hall which was attended by Moirangthem Sarat, Chairperson of Sugnu Municipal Council; Salam Naobicha, Pradhan of Serou Gram Panchayat; Athokpam Romendro Singh, SDPO of Sugnu and Kh Sundari Devi, Principal of Padma Ratna English School, Kakching as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
Rajyogini Brahma Kumari Nilima, in-charge of Brahma Kumaris Manipuri, Brahma Kumari Rupa, in-charge of Brahma Kumaris Kakching were the special guest and host of the event.

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Death of “Baba’ Khaplang” an irreparable loss - CorCom

Imphal, June 11: Co-ordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of various rebel groups (PREPAK, PREPAK (Pro), RPF & UNLF) operating in the region condoled the demise of NSCN-K chairman SS Khaplang.
In a statement, signed by convener, Co-ordination Committee, Kh Pambei, CorCom declared that the passing away of Shangwang Shanyung Khaplang,(SS Khaplang), chairman of The National Socialist Council Of Nagaland, at the Council Headquarters (NSCN/GPRN), Taka on June 9, 2017is an irreparable loss to the revolutionary struggle of WESEA region.
“Baba Khaplang worked tirelessly and dedicated his whole life for the freedom and sovereignty of the Naga people who are being exploited and colonized, to the extent of deprivation of even their basic human rights. He is a revolutionary icon of the region” the statement said.
It further added that since his youthful days of Naga Defence Force and subsequently Eastern Naga Revolutionary Council, he was an epitome of struggle and suffering of the Naga peoples. He was a keen observer and had a clear vision of the common polity of the WESEA people who have common origin, composite history, composite culture and are interdependent and inseparable from one another. As such since 1976, during his association with AZ Phizo and NNC, he became well acquainted with the revolutionary parties of Manipur to pave the way for a common struggle against Indian Occupation Force and its colonial aggression. He firmly believed that only a united struggle of the WESEA Region can give deliverance of the people from its’ oppressors and enemies; and hence can withstand the challenges of time together, the statement added.
“Unfortunately, the much contentious Shillong Accord broke the Naga struggle into opposing groups, as those opposing the accord formed the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) in 1980 with Isaac Chishi Swu, SS Khaplang, Thuingaleng Muivah as its Chairman, Vice Chairman and general secretary respectively. Furthermore, in 1988 NSCN broke into NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K), Baba Khaplang taking over as the Chairman of NSCN(K). Since then, as his firm commitment and clear vision of the region’s united struggle against Indian Colonial hegemony is more correct and acceptable, all the revolutionary parties of Manipur is staying and working together at his eastern Naga areas” the statement added. Such is his revolutionary wisdom, his command is accepted among the various revolutionary parties of the WESEA Region and he is regarded as a Revolutionary Patriarch and referred to as Baba with much respect and fondness by one and all. He spent his whole life with his Naga Army in the jungles sharing their pain and hardships; always living a very simple life far from luxury and wanton.
In 1996, he went to Geneva and attended the UN Working Committee on Indigenous Populations, brought the Naga peoples as well as the region’s sufferings to the world view thereby exposing India’s colonial hegemonic rule.
To the liberation struggle of Manipuri peoples, he is truly a benefactor. The invaluable contributions of blood and sweat of the eastern Naga villagers living with their meager resources but always ready to share food, shelter and anything else can be attributed to all his magnanimity.
“Honourable Chairman Baba Khaplang having firm commitment and belief in a united struggle of the region always advocated for a Revolutionary United Front of the region. Hence he was the main architect of the erstwhile Indo-Burma Revolutionary Front in 1990. Although IBRF after working for a few years did not progress much, it laid the firm foundation for regional unity of our revolution and the its necessity was understood by all. Thereby, under the able leadership of Baba Khaplang, again a more compact Regional United Front named UNLFW was formed with KLO, NDFB, NSCN(K) and ULFA(I) with Baba Khaplang as its Chairman and since then is continuing a remarkable fight against IOF.”
“Although CorCom or any representative from Manipur is not in the UNLFW till now, it has been working together with UNLFW under the able leadership of its’ honourable Chairman Sir Khaplang and fighting jointly against the IOF. In such a crucial juncture of our revolutionary struggle, the sudden demise of our respected ‘Baba” Khaplang is a shock to us all and it had created a vacuum in our revolutionary struggle” the statement said further expressing profound sorrow with the grieving family, leaders, and the rank and file of NSCN(K) and Naga Army.

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Free medical camp

IT News Imphal, June 11: A free medical camp was conducted today at Ringpham village in Tengnoupal village by United People Administrative Council and Sun Hospital, Wabagai. Nearly 153 persons turned up to check up their health at the camp which opened at 8 am. Free medicines were distributed to the registered patients.

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Sleepless night

By- Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi, Independent Scholar

I can’t sleep! I can’t sleep!

Let me sleep this night! Let my eyes close!

Let my reasoning stop working! Eyes closed, still

I lay flat carefully; head above held high,

I route through regions, scenes, sites, spots and situations;

I can’t sleep; I’m drowsy, this night

Making me restless; still breathing active

‘M responding, ‘m reclining; eyes closed still

‘M depositing, ‘m stowing;

Oh! Heaven, what a judgmental?

What shrewdness? What a brainpower?

Making me restless, making me perceives all I have!

My individuality, my interpretation! My sensibility world;

Penetrating through reasoning!

Its half past 12 in the morning.


I can’t sleep! I can’t sleep!

Let me sleep this night! Let my eyes close!

Let my reasoning stop working! Eyes closed, still

I tried, tried and tried closing those; still ‘m breathing

I roll, roll and roll over; not comfortably

Sweeping and sweeping those pillows, incredibly!

Thumping and positioning extremely; overt

Constructing and encouraging my bodily posture;

Still! Can’t sleep, too restless my reasoning;

Oh! What a night, its half past 1 in the morning;

‘M still breathing active; ‘m dramatizing

‘M forcing hardly and ‘m measuring every amount;

 Stressing and pulling; emphasizing over

Let me sleep! All I bray

Take me to sleep! All I breather


I can’t sleep! I can’t sleep!

Let me sleep this night! Let my eyes close!

Let my reasoning stop working! Eyes closed, still

I speak of suspension; I murmur of cessation;

Oh! Great night, how young and innocent!

Making my body soothes to lull confidently;

Still lying uneasy; waking me up now and then,

Thinking over and overt; noticeably

Too weary, too drowsy and too low;

Still! Can’t sleep, too restless my reasoning;

Oh! What a night, its half past 3 in the morning;

‘M worried, ‘m disturbed, still I walk through my reasoning;

Oh! What a fretful night, so miserable

So helpless! All shrews up

My understanding, my perseverance, making me weak;

I judge no more; all I bray,

Let me sleep! Take me to sleep!

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