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Lok Sabha Speaker inaugurates 16th NERCPA Conference at Imphal 

Imphal, June 15: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today inaugurated the two-day 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association(NERCPA)  Conference at the Manipur Legislative Assembly in Imphal this morning.
The theme of the conference is North East and Look East Policy. Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla, Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh, Presiding Officers and members of the legislatures of North East States are participating in this conference.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lok Sabha Speaker said, North-Eastern India is gateway to Asia and the region has full of potential, both natural and human resources to contribute significantly in the development trajectory of the country.
The Lok Sabha Speaker said, Legislators have the power to change; they are the bridge between the government and the public. She also said, they should keep their eyes open to how their people think about them. She said, the legislators, therefore, should work to fulfill the aspirations of their people. She further appealed the legislators to engage in creative discussions to formulate the best possible modus operandi of implementing the welfare schemes and development projects of the region.

The Lok Sabha Speaker said, the problems of North-East like lack of infrastructure, connectivity, militancy etc. need close attention to address properly as development of the country is impossible without the development of this region. She said, North-East states are considered to be powerful as well as energetic and if peace prevails in the region, national progress will be accelerated. She said, government job is not possible for every educated youth. She also appealed them to synergize their productive potentialities and creative innovations to grow India as world guru.
Manipur Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Sing delivered the welcome address at the opening function where the keynote address was given by Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and NERCPA Chairman Abu Taher Mondal. The conference will continue till June 18.
The conference will deliberate on North East and Look East Policy, special plan for development of railways, airways, surface road and inland waterways connectivity for speedy economic development of North East Region and setting up of a chapter of Speaker’s Research Initiative in the North Eastern Region for capacity building of the legislators of the region and generating research for the North Eastern legislatures.

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Mr. CM, it should be Rivers in Imphal and not only Imphal River

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s serious concern to the flash flood, which had breached River Banks at many places, is indeed the need of the hour. There may be many reasons of the flash flood which had inundated many homes in valley area but one common notice is the constructions of structures on the river bank.
 ‘Mora’ Cyclone was considered reasons for heavy rains in NE states particularly in Manipur and subsequent floods and Mudslide in the state during June first week.
When the impact of the Mora Cyclone flood is yet to be recovered Monsoon Rains started sprinkling to neutralize the summer hit. The nature’s cycle turns devastation. Overnight torrential rains overflow almost all major Rivers in Imphal. Several homes were inundated living many homeless as River water over flows and breached at many places.
Construction of infrastructures on the bank of rivers is also one reason for the uncontrolled flash flood . When Mr. Chief Minister said that his govt. is all set for clearing up all construction along the River banks of Imphal River, he did really showed his concerns. But what about other structures that are constructed, giving obstacle to the river flow at Nambul, Iril, Thoubal, Wanjing river etc.

It is has been discussed time and again that the massive deforestation that has been taking place in catchment area of rivers flowing in Imphal is the cause of this artificial flood. Why don’t our Chief Minister think of some long lasting plan to solve the artificial flood.
The need of the hour is to co-ordinate the Forest Dept., Ecology and Environment wing as well as other concern dept. like the IFCD, PWD etc.  
Let the future generation talk about the good works of Today’s govt. led by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh by making sure that no artificial flood occurs in the future.

1 AR killed, 3 injured in IED blasts

Imphal, June 15:  At least 1 personnel of the 17 Assam Rifles was killed another 3 sustained serious injury after rebel triggered an IED at Chasad area in Ukhrul district at around noon today. Report reaching here said that the 17 AR team were on road patrol when the blast was triggered .
Identities of the AR personnel are yet to be known. All the injured were evacuated to Leimakhong by helicopter. So far no one has claimed responsibility of the attack.

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Turnover in People’s Day doubled; DCs should make all central schemes reach out to the people – CM

Imphal June 15: Chief Minister N.Biren Singh initiative to directly contact with the citizens of Manipur has successfully clean the tears of many frustrated mothers and youths who visited him today.
This is the 2nd time that the Chief Minister is organising ‘MEEYAMGI NUMIT’ or Peoples’ Day to directly communicate    with the citizen of the State. The first was on May 15 visitor on the 2nd Peoples’ Day held today is nearly double from the first one. Taking a break for media persons during the meeting for about one minutes, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that many citizen of the state who are living below poverty line had been deprived of their rights from the various government schemes. “All concerns District Administrators should make sure that central government schemes for the people should reach them without any delay” CM said.
A lady from Ningthoukhong in Bishnupur district who met the Chief Minister today said she is not in position to continue her son’s education. Without questioning much, the Chief Minister handed over a written letter addressing the DC of Bishnupur to look into the matter and provide be any possible scheme so that her son continues his study.

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Civilian beaten to death

Imphal, June 15 : Suspected NSCN(IM) WTR, Ukhrul had had beaten to death one Mr Romeo, r/o Khamasom khullen , PS Ukhrul yesterday (14/06/17) at around 2300h at WTR office. According to report the incident happened when the deceased was having a party with some ladies. He is an employee at Transport office Ukhrul. No police complain yet from his family. More details is being ascertained.

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RIMS lab gets NABL accreditation

Imphal, June 15: The HIV laboratory (NRL & ICTC) at the department of microbiology of RIMS has been granted NABL accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories in the field of medical testing. According to a press release issued by the media advisor of the institute, the HIV laboratory is one of 12 national reference laboratories and RIMS became the only government institute to be granted such accreditation. On the other hand NABL is a third party organization which checks the quality of testing, competence of staff, proper infrastructure etc for overall correctness of the test reports for the benefit of the patients as well as the doctors.

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Flood situation improves

Imphal, June 15: The overall flood situation is improving in Manipur as the water level in most major rivers started to recede as rain stopped yesterday.  
Most of the Manipur rivers were flowing close to danger level till yesterday after heavy rains continued to lash the state since the last couple of days. But the flood situation in the state is fast improving now, official sources informed today.  
The situation in Manipur, Assam and Mizoram is fast returning to normalcy as rainfall stopped, easing the fear of more flood in the Northeast states.
In Mizoram, eight persons were killed and other six were reported missing after flash floods. A least 250 houses were washed away by flash floods in the border village of Tlabung in Lungeli district of southern Mizoram bordering Bangladesh on Tuesday.
A media report said search was continuing for three persons who were washed away by flash flood at Tlabung village. In Assam, the situation in the Northeast’s premier city Guwahati was fast improving after rainfall stopped in the past 24 hours. Three persons were killed in the city following water loggings caused by heavy rainfall.
Imphal river section at Imphal East’s Keirang Pangal Umang Konjin breached nearly 50 ft wide on Wednesday around 1 am after the flooding from the river broke through the embankment flooding several homes, paddy fields and firm land.  The Imphal river bank also breached nearly 100 ft wide at Mayang Imphal Chabung Company inundating a number of houses and a vast area of paddy fields and fish firm land around noon on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh and IFCD Minister Letpao Haokip assured relief for affected families after they took stock of the flood situation yesterday.  
Saying that artificial floods are taking place every time in Manipur when there is rainfall, CM Biren asked all people to remove houses, schools, community halls, clubs and other structures built along the Imphal river bank to facilitate free flow of the river water.  
“The state government will initiate steps to remove all structures on the river bank between Koirengei and Lilong in the first phase,” Biren said yesterday while attending a function here.  
It is the third time the state is witnessing flood after April and May which also witnessed the same situation this year.

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IED found along NH-37

Imphal, June 15: An IED was detected at Kuraopokpi along the Kakching Lamkahi-Pallel section of Imphal-Moreh road by security force this morning. According to report, a road opening patrol of 39 Assam Rifles stationed at Kakching Lamkhai came across the IED on the side of the national highway. After being alerted about the presence of the device, a team of Kakching police and officers of Assam Rifles rushed to the spot and the bomb was later defused there itself.

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Principal sent to jail for molesting minor student

Imphal, June 15: The principal of a private school at Charangpat Mamang Leikai in Thoubal district was sent to judicial remand today on charges of molestation and coercive activities towards a minor who is a student of the same school.
According to reports, the accused identified as Samjetsabam Sanjit Singh was produced before the court of the Thoubal district session judge in connection with a complaint lodged against him for sexual harassment, physical abuse and making threats by using a gun on a Class VIII student who was staying at the hostel of the school - Sacrifice and True Education Mission (SATEM).  
The accused appeared at the court on June 13 for the first time and he was awarded a three-day remand. Today is the second hearing of the case. The minor victim was rescued from the hostel by a team of Thoubal Women Police Station led by officer-in-charge Sheitabati based on an official complaint filed by Women in Governance, Wangjing whose staffs along with those of Child Line Thoubal accompanied the police.
She is in the care of Child Welfare Committee, Thoubal since June 7 last, according to reports.

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Blood donation camp

Imphal, June 15: RIMS Blood Donors’ Community has organised a blood donation camp on the occasion of World Blood Donors’ Day at Blood Transfusion Department on June 14 last. The camp was carried out under the theme “What Can You Do? Give Blood, Give Now Give Often.” Altogether 155 individuals including 40 females donated blood on the occasion. Medical Superintendent of RIMS, Dr Ch Arunkumar and head of department of blood transfusion Professor A Barindra were the chief guest and president respectively at the gathering while Dr L Trinity was the convenor of the dias. Eleven persons, who include staffs of RIMS were presented mementos and certificates for their feat of giving blood more than 10 times. 

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