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Protestors claim AR behind Shanti killing

Thoubal, June.3: A sit-in-protest against the killing of Arambam Shanti has demanded the immediate removal of the Assam Rifles from Manipur maintaining that it will assist in restoring tranquility in the state after accusing its personnel posted at Moreh of involvement in the “terrorist attack” on May 22 last that caused her death.
The protest was participated by representatives of many civil society organizations at Leimajam Community Hall at Keishampat here today.
Speaking at the demonstration site, a leader of a prominent woman organization stated that there are concrete evidences of the involvement of security force personnel belonging to Assam Rifles Moreh post in her killing.  A Gypsy jeep belonging to AR was noticed parked outside the house of the deceased right before and after the killing, she said. Moreover, witnesses claimed seeing the paramilitary personnel collecting the used gun shells from the crime scene and taking them away sabotaging the investigation, according to her.

She further added that the main accused was taken into their custody by the paramilitary but arbitrarily freed on their own accord and overlooking their obligation to the legal procedure.
There is absolutely no doubt about the involvement of AR personnel in her murder. This is an open secret among all people living in the neighborhood where the crime took place. Only thing is they are afraid to point their fingers at the AR because of the question of their own safety, she stated.
The participants at the protest also called for the revival of the Moreh Municipal Council maintaining that every town needs an elected body to look after the needs and crisis related to the civilian population.     

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BOSEM Results declared

Imphal, June 3: Education Minister Th Radheshyam today declared the result of the class ten examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur. This year examination again top by girl student named Priyanka Moirangthem, D/o M Humeshwar Singh and RK Raina Devi of Khongman Moirang Pandit Leikai and a student of Nirmalabas High School Imphal scoring 567 out of 600 claiming First Positon, Thounaojam Joylity Devi, D/o Th Kumar Singh and Th Shakhitombi Devi of Thounaojam and a student of Eureka Academy, Thounaojam secured Second Position scoring 562 out of 600 and Third Position has been claim by two student, namely Laishram Librada Singh, S/o Laishram Jadumani Singh and Laishram (O) Kunjarani Devi of Yairipok Laishram Leikai, a student of Sacred Heart School, Yairipok and Shaha Minhaz, S/o Md Alimuddin and Rashijan of Hatta, Imphal East, a student of Tiny Tots’ Unique School, Imphal scoring 561 out of 600 each.

A total of 35,149 were enrolled where 34,829 students appeared in the examination. The number of candidates who passed this year’s HSLC is 23232 which correspond to a pass percentage of 66.70 %. The division wise break up of this year’s successful students is 8641 in the first division, 13500 in second division and 1091 in the third division. During the examination 23 candidates were expelled and 11 were held for impersonation.

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Consumers’ Right

More often than not, the immediate necessity for the preservation of the self and family (read: staying alive) in these uncertain times have relegated a very vital issue which should have been of much concern for the people of this state to a mere inconvenience.
Perhaps the rising sense of desperation or the expectation of worsening social conditions has made the public alter its sense of priorities.
The issue; the rights and interests of the consumers of the state and measures to protect them. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was enacted to provide a sim¬pler and quicker access to redressal of consumer grievances. However, in India, it has been found from a number of independent analyses carried out over the years that the agencies at the district level are working more efficiently than those at the national and state level. Therefore, there is still need of agencies functioning at state and national level to dispose of the pending cases as early as possible by creating supplementary benches as per the provisions of Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Consumers are very often at the receiving end of the poor, inefficient and negligent services and substandard goods on offer. Modern technological growth and complexities of the sellers  techniques,existence of a vast army of middlemen and unethical and untruthful advertisements as well as hoarding and creation of artificial scarcity during difficult and troubled times in the society have aggravated the situation of consumer exploitation. And yet, these blatant exploitations can be brought down or at least curtailed only with proper awareness and involvement of the consumers about their rights.
Under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Redressal Forums have been established at three different levels namely District Forum, State Commission and National Commission or National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. A complaint can be filed with the district forum by a consumer, any recognized consumer association, a group of consumers or The Central /State Government as the case may be, either in its Individual capacity or as a representative of interests of consumers in General. Moreover, any person aggrieved by an order made by the District Forum may appeal against such order to the State Commission within a period of 30 days from the date of the order. The State Commission may entertain an appeal after 30 days if it is satisfied that there was sufficient cause for not filing it within that period. The same process can be repeated with the national commission if the consumer is still not satisfied with the rulings of the state commission.
It must be said that there already exist a strong setup designed to protect the interests and rights of the consumers of the state, at least in principle. The state forum situated at the Food & Civil Supplies complex at Sangaiporou have started functioning, and the public should avail of the legal and other assistance which can be had from this centre if there is any instance where the sellers of goods or providers of services are felt to have used unfair means or cheated the consumers. It is we the consumers whose proactive ways can send a clear message saying that no one can shortchange us.

‘Party drug’ seized

Imphal, June 3: Thoubal district police commandos seized 1,200 pieces of the contraband ‘World is Yours’ (WY) tablets from a woman at Pallel on Imphal-Moreh section of NH-102 yesterday, according to a police report.  
Last month, a huge quantity of WY, highly psychotropic drugs, worth around Rs 7 lakh in international market was seized by Manipur police in Imphal. Earlier yesterday, over 1 lakh pieces of SP tablets were seized by a team of Thoubal police commandos from three individuals at Tangjeng on NH-102.  
Police sources said the seized drugs  were carrying in a vehicle from Imphal to Thoubal. They said the drugs were being smuggled into the state after they were brought from Kolkata by flight. 

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IED Blast; Three AR personnel injured

Imphal, June 3: Three personnel of the Assam Rifles including aJCO sustained injury after miscreants triggered an IED at H Mongjang area near Khudengthabi at NH 102 near Border Townmoreh around 2.15 pm today.
The blast was triggered when troops of 11 AR were on foot patrol at the area. Those injured AR personnel have been identified as Subedar Sher Ram, Rifleman Sachin and Rifleman Basumantary.
Report said that the blast area is not far from the AR post located along the route. All the injured were evacuated at Leimakhong Military hospital. Condition of Subedar Sher Ram is reported to be critical.
Mentioned may be made that security has been tightened along the route after militants triggered an IED on May 19 at Kwatha where Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L. Shuchindro @ Yaima was supposed to pass through. 4 Police personnel were injured.

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Women protest against Uripok murder

Thoubal, June.3: Women organizations operating along the Uripok-Kangchup Road have demanded the state authorities to speedily identify the perpetrators involved in the murder of Soram Lakhipyari and Irengbam Monika Devi at their residence at Uripok Bachaspati Leikai, adding that the murders deserved to be hanged to death for the gory crime.
In this regard, a demonstration was staged near Sakhi Devi School at Uripok by the People Action Committee formed against the murder on May 30 last. Speaking at the site of the meeting, leader of a woman organization Mutum Ibemhal said the ‘triple murder’ was very distressing as many similar crimes though of lesser degree have taken place in Uripok in the recent past. The Uripok-Kangchup Road Meira Paibi Lup condemned the murder and furthermore resolved to initiate intense agitations till the murderers are booked as only ensuring that they do not go scot free will work in prevention of occurrence of such brutal incidents in our land, she said.    

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Stolen vehicles recovered

Imphal, June 3: A team of Imphal Police Station led by officer-in-charge Ch Subol arrested a suspected vehicle theft and recovered two stolen Maruti Alto cars from a workshop at Shamurou in Imphal West district in the intervening night of May 1 and 2, 2017. The arrested youth was identified as Md Moshin Khan, 20, son of Md Noorjaman of Lilong Awang.   Both the vehicle lifters are in the custody of the police andf the police are investigating to crack down the modus operandi of the network of the car theft.

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Cyclone hit Khengjoi gets relief items

Chandel, June 3: Emergency relief materials were distributed to the families of cyclone Mora affected areas in Khengjoi subdivision of Chandel district.
Dwelling houses and properties of several families in the subdivision have been severely damaged by the recent incessant heavy downpour.   Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD) Minister Letpao Haokip, who is also the Local MLA of Chandel constituency,  took the initiative in rendering the emergency relief materials for the affected villagers with the relentless efforts made by some local leaders and workers.  
SDO/BDO Khengjoi Block, Shokhongam Baite was also personally involved in distributing the relief materials in the area. The SDO urged the state government for providing more relief to the affected villagers to help tackle the situation created by natural calamity.

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Protest stage at former CM constituency over none recipient of PDS items

Thoubal, June.3: People of Thoubal Wangma Taba Mathak leikai in Thoubal Assembly Constituency, the constituency of former chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and now the opposition leader today staged a sit-in-protest over non-recipient of PDS item for 4 months. A protestor said that since February this year people of the area have stopped getting PDS items. The matter has been put to the notice of the local MLA and as per directives the agent told them to collect rice for one month but as the agent failed to mention the month the people of the area refuse to take their share of PDS items.

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DESAM begins eco friendly plastic campaign

Imphal, June 3: The Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) Imphal West District Council under the aegis of DESAM H.O. along with Emas’ of khwairambandh Keithel jointly organised an eco friendly plastic campaign at Khwairambandh Keithel surrounding today afternoon.  The campaign is organised as part of the World Environment Day.

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