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Trouble foresees in N Biren Singh led government over MLA Dingo’s denial to accept his girl friend

Imphal, June 8: Barely 3 months old N. Biren Singh led BJP government is likely to face music over alleged misconduct of one of his MLA’s , now appointed as Parliamentary secretary over his refusal to accept his alleged girl friend as his wife after having illicit affairs for many years.
Parliamentary Secretary Dingo, was elected as BJP MLA in the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election from Sekmai Assembly Constituency.  Locals of his constituency had refuted the charges levelled against Dingo and stage protest against defaming of their local MLA day before yesterday.    
With the news of the MLA’s misconduct to his girl friend, more civil society body had come up in favour of the girl and voice for resignation of the MLA begins fielding the air of Imphal.  
Today too 100s of people staged a protest demonstration at at Thangmeiband DM College Gate, Imphal West demanding immediate resignation of Sekmai MLA Dingo for his recent conduct towards his girl friend at which he had illicit relationship besides promising to marry her after election.   The protest demonstration was organised by Thangmeiband United Club and Thangmeiband Apunba Meira Paibi Lup .

Speaking to the media persons, Sabita Devi, Vice President of Khunthokhanbi Meira Paibi Lup said that the crime committed by MLA Dingo is strongly condemnable and he must be stripped away from his MLA post with immediate effect.
She further said that women are not for sale and could not suppress with some money. She demanded the Chief Minister to act immediately before the matter goes out of hand.
The two organisation warn 12 hour bandh on June 10 if the Chief Minister and his council of minister fails to take action against MLA Dingo.

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Leading from the front

The alacrity with which the Chief Minister personally took up the task of looking into the issue of supplying sub-standard commodities and items to the state security personnel after reports of sub-standard belts being supplied to the security personnel started doing the rounds on a social media website. The incident bodes well for the state and its public in more ways than one, and is sure to be a comforting thought to many when leaders come out in the open with wrongdoings and assure the people of handing out appropriate punishment to those involved in such misdeeds which affects the public one way or the other.
Given the rather lethargic response from the authorities during such uncomfortable unearthing by the previous governments for so long making the public to reluctantly accept and expect a similar response, the promptness of action on the part of the Chief Minister comes as a pleasant surprise to almost everybody in Manipur. Displaying his eagerness to bring the system in line with the aspirations of the people and the regulations under which it is expected to perform, Biren have succeeded in conveying the message of integrity and earnestness in discharging duties in the public domain. It has been a while since the people of Manipur saw a leader leading from the front and admitting to mistakes and more importantly, displaying earnest intent to address the same.

Another encouraging sign that the CM is a keen observer and follower of the trends, views and news of the state and its people has been confirmed with the latest incident. He has been known not only to air his views and opinions on matters of public importance since a long time, but also to interact with the public on social media thus making him accessible and approachable even if not in person, but through the social media and thus helping break down another social and political barrier that has stood between the leaders and the public for as long as one would care to remember. In order for a good leader to decide in various matters of public importance, it is vital to keep a tab on the pulse of the society and Biren is wise enough not to repeat the fatal mistake of his predecessors who, once elected, became the untouchables, approached only through channels that needs to be oiled and buttered- an abhorrent system developed and maintained to safeguard the interests of the very few indulging in blatant nepotism and cronyism.
The early signs are good, and despite the air of cautious distrust that is steadily being blown away, the Chief Minister now need to display the same eagerness and intent in finding out those involved in various forms of malpractices and in doling out punishments befitting the crimes without further delay as only a system of swift and impersonal governance and administration can win the trust of the public as well garner their invaluable support and assistance without which the grandest of ideas or the best of intents will come to naught. Action speaks louder than words.

‘Small reforms should be mingled to bring a transformation’

Imphal, June 8:     The 5-day photo exhibition organised by The Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity( DAVP),Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on the theme : “Sath Hai Vishwas Hai Ho Raha Vikas Hai” began yesterday at Phoijing, Konthoujam A/C, Imphal West.
Rajya Sabha MP & President , BJP,Manipur Pradesh, Ksh Bhabananda, Station Director in Charge, AIR,Imphal, Dilip Mayengbam, IPR Director, Meghachandra Kongbam and MCO, PIB Imphal, Loitam Premlata Devi graced the inaugural function as Chief Guest, President & Guests  of Honour respectively.
Speaking as the Chief Guest,  Ksh Bhabananda expressed the Photo Exhibition may be treated as 3 years progress report of the Central Government in which the public can witness what the Government has done and what can be taken up further. He appraised the decision making power of Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and his innovative ideas to led administrative changes and improvement to fight against the problems of terrorism and Corruption.
With the new Government there is a paradigm shift from VIP culture to Every Person is Important(EPI) and small reforms should be mingled to bring transformation in the Country said the MP, Rajya Sabha. He also expressed the importance of successful implementation process rather than just giving subsidies and made an assurance that the incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur will bring a big change in the state with his bold decision making process. Highlighting on the main theme of the exhibition “Sath Hai Vishwas Ho Raha Vikas Hai”, Meghachandra Kongbam said that the exhibition is a kind of mela showing the achievements of the Central Goverment within a time period of 3 years. He  applauded the Government for going together with the public by staying away from the VIP culture.
Meghachandra Kongbam stated that the Government has been making various Policies and Schemes for the welfare of the citizens in hills and remote areas for the overall development of the Country. He also advised the students about the importance of the photos displaying the details of schemes for gaining knowledge for Civil Services Examination.
Delivering the welcome address to the gathering,   Loitam Premlata said that the Central Govt. has launched around 105 schemes till March 2017 however  some schemes are yet to be implemented in Manipur also. She also stated that the main  objective of the photo-exhibition is to give awareness to the beneficiaries about the utility of various schemes of the Government.
Dilip Mayengbam stated that development is near for India with all the important welfare Schemes of the Central Government and there has been a big shift in the status of the country in international level since 2014 with the new Government at the Centre. India has now become a priority country for developed countries to become an ally.
News Editor AIR, Imphal, Shri Aribam Ibomcha Sharma, IIS & many school students also participated in the event.

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Lecture on e-Court System

Imphal, June 8: High Court of Manipur is organising a lectur programme on e-Court System tomorrow at the auditorium of the High Court Complex. The lecture programme will begin from 2 pm and Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar of Delhi High Court will deliver speech on e-court system.
On the following two days, i.e., the Manipur Judicial Academy (MJA), Manipur High Court and Manipur Legal Service Authority (MASLSA) is also organising a 2 day orientation course on criminal investigation, criminal trial and cyber laws.  
On the first session, Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar of Delhi High Court will present paper on Criminal investigations from Human Rights perspective. Former ADGP, and Advocate of the Manipur High Court Ahanthem Romenkumar will present paper on Police investigation in FIR cases. On the law regarding the cyber crime and its implication Dr. Debarati Haider, Advocate and M.D. CCVC will deliber the presentation.

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CM N. Biren to attend meet on Indo-Myanmar border 

Imphal, June 8: Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh will attend a meeting in Aizawl on June 12 wherein the security situation and development activities along Indo-Myanmar border will be discussed.
The meeting which will be chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also be attended by Pema Khandu, Shurhozelie Liezietsu and Lal Thanhawla, the Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram respectively. The four Northeast states share the border with Myanmar. The 1,643 km long porous India-Myanmar border is guarded by the Assam Rifles, but presence of militants, smuggling of arms and other illegal activities there have been a concern for peace, stability and economic activities for both the countries.
Official sources said the scheduled meeting aims to improve security along the international border. 

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Funeral of Major David Manlun

Imphal, June 8: The last rites of slain Major David Manlun of the Territorial Army was held in Shillong today.
Major Manlun, 32, was killed in an encounter with ULFA (I) and NSCN (K) militants in Tizit subdivision of Mon district in Nagaland on Tuesday night.
The family of the senior army officer, a resident of Shillong, is originally from Manipur’s Churachandpur district.  
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh yesterday deeply condoled the death of David Manlun in the Nagaland encounter. Manlun was commissioned as officer in 2010 and his first unit was Naga Regiment.
Three militants were killed in the gun battle and a civilian was caught in the crossfire, Army source said.  Three jawans were also hurt in the encounter.
The body of the slain officer was brought home to the Assam Regimental Centre in Happy Valley, Shillong on Wednesday and was received with full military honour

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Shortage of doctor suspended emergency service at Sagolmang PHC; local protest

Imphal, June 8: Authority of Sagolmang CHC & Hospital has decided to close down the emergency service in the hospital due to shortage of doctors. A notification in the regard was pasted at the gate of the hospital stating that due to shortage of doctor , there will be no more emergency service at CHC Sagolmang Hospital with effect from June 10, 2017. The notice also stated to contact MO in charge of the hospital for further contact.
Following the notice, people of Sagolmang area today staged a sit in protest in front of the hospital urging government authority to fill up the require doctors to the hospital. According to source with the Imphal Times a total 1092 post of doctors are still lying vacant in the state health department at present.
It further said that there are only 590 doctors working in the state health department and due to lack of the manpower various problems arises at district PHCs and Hospitals.

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17th Arambam Somorendra Martyrdom Anniversary

Imphal, June 8: Arambam Somorendra Trust, Sagolband, Meino Leirak is organising the 12th Arambam Somorendra Memorial lecture on occasion of the 17th Arambam Somorendra Martyrdom Anniversary at Lamyanba Sanglen Palace Compound on June 10, 2017 at 2 pm.
Retired Professor Soyam Lokendrajit of the Manipur University will deliver lecture on the topic – Peoples’ Resistance Movement Against Demographic Invasions in the North East: The Manipur Experience. Prof. Amar Yumnam, Head, Department of Economics, Manipur University will preside over the lecture programme.

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KLA chief shot dead

Imphal, June 8: Gunmen suspected to be rival faction of Kuki Liberation Army(KLA) had shot dead commander of the organisation Letkhosei Khongsai @ Timothi s/o Khupun Khongsai. Bullet riddled dead body of the Commander Chief of Kuki Liberation Army(KLA), Timothi  was found today at Tangkanphai village under Saikul Police Station of Kangpokpi district.

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UM Lohia Two Wheelers dealership in Imphal

Imphal, June 8: With the launching of two UM Motorcycle models Rehegade Commando and Sports S, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd., along with Lohia Auto inaugurated its dealership at Kanglasha UM in Imphal at Khuyathong DMC Road here on Wednesday by Khoirom Loyalakpa, Chief Editor of Naharolgee Thoudang, CEO Rajeev Mishra, Senior Vice President Sunil Kumar Singh of UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd, and Sinam David Singh, Director of Kanglasha UM. With the inauguration of the dealership in Imphal, the UM company now has 45 dealerships across the country.

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