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Tension grips Top Khewa village; CrPC 144 clamped

Imphal, June 17 : Tension gripped Top Khewa village in Imphal East following heated exchanges between two communities over ownership of this village on Saturday.
The district administration Imphal East clamped Section 144 in the area covering from Top Moirang Kampu bridge and Kangla corner as a precautionary measure and prohibited gathering of people, an official report said.
A team of officials tried to conduct demarcation of the disputed land when locals from both the neighbouring villages of Khurai constituency and Kshetrigao constituency came out at the spot and stalled the process. The demarcation process was disrupted following heated exchanges between the two groups.

A team of officials from the district administration along with police rushed to the area and swung into action to defuse the tension.
A huge police force has been kept guard to thwart any untoward incidents in the village.
It has been reported that the dispute over the land located adjacent to both the Khurai and Kshetrigao constituencies has been recurring for the past few years.

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Ignoring the parallel Government

The recent spurt of protest against the killing of civilians by cadres of NSCN-IM at Ukhrul town in Manipur is a clear indication about the existence of a parallel government in the state. Neither the Union Government, which is ensuing peace talk with the NSCN-IM, nor the state government, which has been concealing the truth about the excess of the rebel group can now rule out the fact that, the NSCN-IM is running a parallel government in the state.
The picture becomes crystal clear, with the NSCN-IM claiming responsibility of the incident. What is more surprising is that the rebel group had stated that they had constituted an inquiry committee to find out the truth of the incident.
In its press statement the outfit writes – “NSCN expresses its shame and pain for the ongoing situation in Ukhrul as a result of Custodial dead of rape accused Romeo Shally of Khamasom Village early morning of 15th June 2017 which got further aggravated when in a commotion Chingripam from the same village was hit by a stray bullet while resorting to blank fire while trying to disburse mob. On his way to hospital, he succumbed to his injury.”

The statement openly said that the cadres of the NSCN-IM fired gunshots to disperse the mob, which meant that the cadres are openly carrying arms in the state of Manipur where the cease fire agreement between the Center and the outfit has not been extended.
Today is June 17, and the civil society organisations of the state are gearing up to observe the ‘The Great June Uprising Day’ or the ‘Integrity Day’ tomorrow, in commemoration to the mass uprising of June 2001, where 21 people were martyred while protesting against the extension of cease fire between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India beyond the state of Nagaland.
It is worth recalling that the infamous Bangkok declaration between the Govt. of India and the NSCN –IM, which had extended the cease fire between the two “without territorial limits”, had almost burnt the state capital. State Assembly was burnt, almost all political parties offices, quarters of MLAs, Ministers were vandalised and even the Chief Minister’s Bungalow was not spared by the angry agitators. On June 18, the mass uprising reached its climax with the death of 14 protestors leaving several others injured in police firing. More protestors succumbed to injury reaching the number to 18. 3 more also died in the protest for protection of the territorial integrity of the state.  
The Ukhrul incident of the day before yesterday is indeed as serious as Bangkok declaration. A mere mistake in handling the issue may spark another June 18. Let the state act and let the ground rule of the cease fire be properly followed for the good of the state call Manipur.


Imphal, June 17: The Manipur Hill Journalists Union (MHJU) has condoled the untimely demise of its member Ginmuanthang Guite (41) S/o(L)Thongkhansong Guite of Mission Veng, Hiangtam Lamka, Churachandpur who passed away today morning.
One of the senior reporters based in Churachandpur, Ginmuanthang Guite was the correspondent of Imphal- based news channel ISTV.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. In a condolence message, MHJU shared the grief and pain of the bereaved family while also praying for the departed soul to rest in peace.
The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union has also deeply condoled the demise of Ginmuanthang Guite.

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NSCN-IM expresses shame over Khamasom incident, promises transparent probe

Imphal,June 17: The NSCN-IM has expressed shame and pain at the ongoing situation in Ukhrul after the custodial death of an alleged rape accused Romeo Shally of Khamasom village in early morning of June 15 and another person from the same village Chingripam who was hit by a stray bullet in the commotion which ensued as villagers were protesting the first killing.
In a press release, the NSCN-IM clarified that Chingripam was hit by a stray bullet while resorting to blank fire in an attempt to disburse a mob and he succumbed to his injury on the way to hospital.
With a serious concern, Kilo Kilonser, Hukavi Yepthomi convened an emergency meeting to discuss and take stock of the situation whereby Central investigation team was set up today the 16th of June, 2017, the note stated. According to the release, for impartial and transparency of the probe representatives from Tangkhul Naga Long will also be included as part of the investigation team.
It appealed to the victims’ families and the general public for calm so as to resolve the issue amicably and allow the probe to be performed smoothly and assured reformative and stringent measures to deter such occurrences in future.

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20 cows die in Kangpokpi

Imphal, June 17 : At least 20 cows died in Kangpokpi district’s Tuilang village following spread of an unknown disease believed to be foot and mouth disease.
The Autonomous District Council (ADC), Sadar Hills has instructed the district veterinary department to conduct inquiry into the death of cattle at Tuilang village. It has also asked the department to take immediate steps to prevent the spread of disease, according to an official report.

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Various part of Manipur still affected by the flood

Imphal, June 17: Khundrakpham Assembly constituency MLA, Th Lokeshore inspected the flood affected areas of Yumnam Khunou, Chingkhu, Haraorou, Sambrei and the other flood affected areas in his constituency today.
Over flowing of the Kongba River at Haraorou has affected Khundrakpham areas.
During the inspection, Th Lokeshore assured to flood affected victims of all possible assistance from his end, as well as from the concern department.
More than 2000 houses and paddy field including various farms have been submerged under flood water, causing various inconveniences to the people of the flood affected areas.  Imphal - Pangei road have also been submerged under flood water at many places of the areas affecting the daily movement of the people.
On the other hand, various parts in Imphal areas have also been affected due to the inconsistent heavy rain causing artificial flood in many localities.
Though the situation has a bit improved, however, there is a fear for water born diseases and fresh drinking water.

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Bio-medical waste management

Imphal, June 17: Regional Directorate Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong and Shija Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility, Langol jointly organized a Training programme on “Authorities dealing with Management of Bio-medical Waste in Healthcare facilities of Manipur” at the Auditorium of Shija Hospitals, Langol.
MLA L. Radhakeshore Singh, also Chairman, Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) attended the function as Chief Guest. He emphasized all the Healthcare facilities to strictly follow the guidelines of Bio-medical Waste Management Rules 2016. Dr. Z. Changsan, Regional Director Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong, spoke on the Salient Features of BMW Rules 2016. He further instructed all Healthcare Units of the State to manage Bio-medical waste according to the guidelines. As per the rules, he informed that there can be only one common bio-medical waste treatment facility (CBMWTF) in the radius of 150 kms and no incinerator can be installed within 75 kms of the CBMWTF.  Dr. Palin Kh., Managing Director Shija Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF) briefly narrated the history of Bio-medical Waste Management in Manipur particularly operational Management of CBMWTF. He appreciated the efforts of MPCB in bringing about awareness and practice of BMW rules in the state of Manipur. During the speech, he also highlighted the Environment and Health Hazards caused by improper management of Bio-medical waste. Environmental Hazards include Air Pollution (which cause Cancer, Birth defects, hearing defects, behavioral alternations in infants), Water Pollution (which cause Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Cholera), Soil pollution.  Health Hazards include Injuries from sharps, Nosocomial infections (Hospital acquired infection) in patients, Risks of infections outside hospitals (visitors) and Zoonoses (diseases passed to humans through insects, birds, rats and other animals).
A technical and an interactive session were also held after the Presentation along with participants of various stakeholders from the Govt. as well as private sectors. Participants included Doctors, Administrators, Medical Superintendents, CMO’s and staffs of Manipur Pollution Control Board.

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Grenade found in front of police post

Imphal,June 17: A Chinese-made hand grenade was recovered in front of the gate of an individual whose house lies opposite to Sekmaijin police outpost.
The individual was identified as Md Sakhir, 33, son of late Hayat Ali, and the explosive was discovered at around 8.20 am this morning.
Although the identity of the group or its motive behind planting the bomb is not clear yet, reliable sources said there are high chances that the act was an extortion related threat. However, no party or individual has claimed responsibility of planting the bomb.
 The bomb was retrieved by a police team led by officer in charge of Hiyanglam police station and blasted safely at the foothill near Wabagai Buffalo Farm.

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Awareness on POCSO Act hosted at interior Chandel village

Chandel,June 17: A one-day consultation programme on the gaps and challenges ahead of the full implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 was organised today at the community hall of Ziontlang, an interior village in Chandel district.   
The programme was jointly organised by Manipur Alliance for Child Rights(MACR) and New Era Environmental and Development Society (NEEDS), New Checkon with support from Child Rights and You. Member of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) K Pradip Singh was the moderator.
Officer in charge of Chandel Women Police Station Langhu Tongamna spoke on the roles of Special Juvenile Police Unit in quest to make POCSO Act fully functional; officer of District Child Protection Office, Chandel, Vector Singh spoke on the corresponding roles of District Child Protection Unit; and chairperson of CWC Chandel, Heching Haokip, spoke on the roles of Child Welfare Committee. The three officials who also served as the panelist answered questions on the Act directed by the participants. Speaking about the objectives of organising the programme, Assistant District Co-ordinator of NEEDS Roundar Paul said it was to spread proper awareness about the new Act to the villagers so that they have full knowledge about their legal entitlements under the Act and subsequently their contributions can be counted upon in preventing sexual assaults on children in Chandel district.
About 80 persons including village leaders, women, youths, church leaders, representatives of CSOs and NGOs from Ziontlang,New Wangparal,Old Wangparal and Chandonpokpi villages participated at the programme.

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Successful students of PHS felicitated

Thoubal, June 17: A felicitation function for students of Poiroukhongjin High School who succeeded at this year’s HSLC examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) was held today at the hall of the school which is located in Imphal East district.
Headmaster of the school Mutum Rajendra Singh, deputy inspectors of Zone—II, Imphal East, S Surjamani Singh and Th Jadumani Singh, District coordinator Th Ruhinikumar Singh and community mobilizer Abdul Gaffer Shah were the special invitees. The school achieved an 85 percent pass record at the HSCL Examination with three of the 35 candidates from the schools passing in the Ist division, 25 in the second division and one in the IIIrd division. The successful candidates were handed token presents from the side of the school authorities as a symbol of encouragement and the latter blessed the students for more success in their future.

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