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District Administration Thoubal ready to conduct free and fair Panchayat Election

Police cautious  of intervention from unlawful organisations

Thoubal, Sept 9: Even as district police Thoubal is apprehension of unlawful organisation interfering the upcoming Panchayat poll scheduled on October 7, District administration authority has stated that all measures have been taken up for free and fair conduct of the poll.
Talking to reporters at Thoubal district head quarter yesterday evening, L. Nabakishor, Deputy Commissioner Thoubal said that all is set for the free and fair conduct of 5th General Panchayat Election scheduled to hold on October 7.
The election will be conducted at two block – Lilong Block and Thoubal Block. Nabakishore said that at Lilong block a total of 17155 male voters and 18,496 female voters will excercise their franchise. For Thoubal block the total voter is 129444 of which 45421 are female voters and 48372 are male voters.
At Thoubal block a total of 23 Zilla Parishad candidates, 56 Pradhan Candidates and 346 member candidates are in the fray. For Lilong Block 10 Zilla Parishad Candidates, 23 Pradhan candidates and 178 members candidates are in the fray.
Voting will be conducted at 310 Polling Station for the district. Out of this 101 are declared hyper sensitive, 144 are declared sensitive and 65 are normal. A total of 1860 polling personnel will be utilised. 6 each at each polling station.

DC Nabakishore further said that all preparation for strong room and counting has been completed.
On the other hand police are apprehensive of outlawed organisation interfering the poll. Dr. Akoijam Sadananda DSP of Thoubal police said that security measures has been beefed up following information about the possible intervention by outlawed
He said for each polling station 10 police personnel including two unarmed women police, 2 unarmed male police and 6 armed police will be deployed.
To prevent any unwanted incident police has intensified drive against selling of liquors and other intoxicants and added that a total of 162 licence guns has been deposited at the respective police station. 

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A lesson need to learnt from the killing of Gouri Lankesh


 Brutal killing of Senior Journalist Guari Lankesh is indeed shocking news for all of us across the country, particularly those in the media fraternity. The 55 years old editor of a Bangalura base newspaper, is widely known for her leaning towards Maoist movement and unlike those supporting the taking of arms she was working with all her energy to start the move in a more democratic way without arms. This is being said as per version of her brother reported at some newspapers.
In conflict ridden region those in the profession of journalism are most venerable target of both sides. But theorist said that those in the profession are the bridge between two conflicting parties. Almost all students of journalism believe in the later part, but reality is different when it comes to the country call India.
In the state of Manipur, a state, annexed forcibly into the Indian Union, over dozens of journalist are killed in the conflict between the state and non-state actors. The state which is a part of India is ruled by imposing extraordinary legislations which give impunity to arm forces community. Draconian act AFSPA has been here for over 36 years to suppress armed separatist movement. The death of dozens of journalist during this period in additions to thousands other civilian victims showed that Manipur is not a safe place. The so call government had failed to provide proper security for the life of the people.

Metropolitan city like Bangularu has been considered as safe place by many Manipuri. So thousands migrated either to study or to make a living. Until the news about killing of Gouri Lankesh is heard the metropolitan city was assumed safe. She was murdered by armed gunmen near her house. The incident shows that Indian police still enable gunmen goons to travel at every street. There is no AFSPA like act at the place where gunmen goons rolls out at their wishes to commit any crime whether it may be killing of journalist or any other common people.
News report with conspiracy theory on why and by whom she could have been murdered proves that her linage with Maoist is the cause of her death. When she herself is a leftist, the theory about Maoist supporters as the murderer have no logical meaning.
The killing of Gouri Lankesh is a clear warning of almost all left minded journalist across the country, particularly those working in the state like Manipur.
The center is now rule by right wing political party back by right wing organizations and its supporter. Similarly, the state of Manipur is also rule by a similar political party. Since the congress government has been replaced by the BJP led government, people of the state has been witnessing change of top office bearers with top bureaucrats who had affiliation with any of the right wing organisation. And one cannot simply rule out that those in the newspaper who are leftist might be wipe out from their profession using any means to make everyone Rightist.

History of Printing in Manipur

By : Y. Samarendra Singh
Director, Manipur Legislative Assembly
Kh. Krishnan. MD
Nest Advertising & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

In the early days of civilisation man expressed his ideas through signs and for the purpose of communication engraved these signs on slabs of alphabets we used today for our communications of ideas.
After this, it was in the middle of the fifteen century that movable types were invented by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany and another printer Peter Schoeffer. The first printed sheet from movable type “ Judgement Day” was printed by Gutengberg in the year 1444. And one of the first great books printed from movable types was the forty two line Bible, printed about 1456 and attributed to Johannes Gutengberg of Mainz, Germany.
In India printing press came in the year 1556 at Goa then in 1620 the Danish East India Company also starts printing in India. Again printing in India revived only in the early 18th Century.
In Manipur printing press was establish in nineteenth century. The Government press now Directorate of Printing and Stationary, Government of Manipur was established in 29th June 1918 with platen printing machine at Imphal. Churachand printing press and Friends Union Press are the pioneers among the private press during the time. The 1st Manipur print journal was ‘Meitei Chanu’. It was edited by Hijam Irabot Singh in the year 1925-26. In 1933 another paper ‘Dainik Manipur’ was published under the editorship of Gokulchandra at the Churachand printing press. In 1937, another newspaper ‘Manipur Matam’ was published from Tarun press. By the early parts of 1939 a bi-weekly paper ‘Manipur Paojel’ was launched in Manipur. After this a weekly Megazine ‘Praja’ was published in the year 1948 one year after India won the freedom. A new chapter of Journalism was witnessed after India won Independence from the British rule. During 1963 to 1972, there were 2/3 printing technologists in Manipur. They are the pioneers on printing technologists. During 1975 to 1990 more than 20(twenty) Printing technologist are in Manipur. In the year 1984 All Manipur Printing Technologist Association was formed in Manipur and started work to develop in printing. Screen printing in Manipur established by the association in the year 1991 and started one-month Certificate Course in Screen Printing by the association and produced more than 200 (two hundred) students within 5/6 years. Thus, started screen printing in Manipur. One exhibition cum seminar (Printex) was organised by the Association in the year 1998 at Imphal, Manipur. After 1990 computerised printing press was established. Letter press printing has gone down slowly. Instead of letter press printing offset printing has developed very fast.
Publishing Industry and Printing Industry can be considered as the Soul and Body. Publishing industry show rapid stride in terms of quantity and ease of production for long run jobs with the adoption of Web Offset Technology in the 90’s. Some of the Pioneer in adoption of the Web Offset in Printing are now the leaders of the Manipur’s Daily namely Poknapham, Sangai Express etc. Currently Sangai Offset, the first printer to have four colour sheetfed Offset and one of the leading publishing House have shifted their entire publishing requirement from sheet Offset to Web offset which resulted in a quantum jump in production and finishing.
Pre-Press solution is of paramount importance in Multicolour Offset Printing. Till late 2000’s Manipur lack quality pre-press Solution resulting in outflow of Quality Multicolour Print Solution. Some of the early starters like BCPW adopted Computerished Printing and even managed to print acceptable Quality in Multicolour Printing by getting the Pre-Press services like Image setting done from Guwahati. But majority of the Quality Multicolour commercial print requirements were made from Guwahati and Kolkata. The Scenario changes drastically once Manipur’s first CtP was installed by M/s Nest Advertising and Marketing Pvt Ltd. In the year 2011 and also the 2nd Printer to installed a 4 colour sheetfed offset. CtP changes the entire landscape in Printing Industry of Manipur, be it for Multi-colour Printing or quality Single colour Printing. In a sense an era of  self-sufficiency started with the installation of the CtP.
Printing Industry in Manipur has come of age with around 200 (two hundred) private printing presses comprising more than 5-6 Publishing Houses 7-8 Offset Presses with multicolour Printing set up and sufficient no. of CtP and other Post Press services.
Printing is the fast changing technology among the technologies. Instead of offset printing, digital printing and 3D printing is coming up. The rapid strides and technological advancement, reduction in production cost in the Digital Printing is making inroad even in publishing Industry. In an era where large scale Publishing is replaced by on demand Print and Printing being replaced by e-paper, e-journal and e-Paper, Printing industry is really at the crossroad. For any technological upgradation one has to consider all the aspect of cost, technology, the market and the environment. On the other hand, with the increase in population and consumers, Packaging Industry is on the rise. Local Industry do provide some packaging requirement to the Printers but for large scale Packaging Printing requirement Manipur has to have big MNC’s Company manufacturing various products ranging from FMCG to Fast Moving Electronic Items and Consumer Durable Goods.
Now, Manipur is very developed in printing in comparison with other Northeast States. We have Printing Technologists, digital printing presses and big private firms with high class quality printing with CTP devices and 4 colour sheetfed offset including web machine is a good sign of developments of printing in Manipur. It will be very useful to organise Seminars, Conferences and Exhibitions very frequently in relation with printing for more development of printing fraternity in future.   
(Courtesy : AMPA)

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History of Printing in Manipur

By : Y. Samarendra Singh
Director, Manipur Legislative Assembly
Kh. Krishnan. MD
Nest Advertising & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

In the early days of civilisation man expressed his ideas through signs and for the purpose of communication engraved these signs on slabs of alphabets we used today for our communications of ideas.
After this, it was in the middle of the fifteen century that movable types were invented by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany and another printer Peter Schoeffer. The first printed sheet from movable type “ Judgement Day” was printed by Gutengberg in the year 1444. And one of the first great books printed from movable types was the forty two line Bible, printed about 1456 and attributed to Johannes Gutengberg of Mainz, Germany.
In India printing press came in the year 1556 at Goa then in 1620 the Danish East India Company also starts printing in India. Again printing in India revived only in the early 18th Century.
In Manipur printing press was establish in nineteenth century. The Government press now Directorate of Printing and Stationary, Government of Manipur was established in 29th June 1918 with platen printing machine at Imphal. Churachand printing press and Friends Union Press are the pioneers among the private press during the time. The 1st Manipur print journal was ‘Meitei Chanu’. It was edited by Hijam Irabot Singh in the year 1925-26. In 1933 another paper ‘Dainik Manipur’ was published under the editorship of Gokulchandra at the Churachand printing press. In 1937, another newspaper ‘Manipur Matam’ was published from Tarun press. By the early parts of 1939 a bi-weekly paper ‘Manipur Paojel’ was launched in Manipur. After this a weekly Megazine ‘Praja’ was published in the year 1948 one year after India won the freedom. A new chapter of Journalism was witnessed after India won Independence from the British rule. During 1963 to 1972, there were 2/3 printing technologists in Manipur. They are the pioneers on printing technologists. During 1975 to 1990 more than 20(twenty) Printing technologist are in Manipur. In the year 1984 All Manipur Printing Technologist Association was formed in Manipur and started work to develop in printing. Screen printing in Manipur established by the association in the year 1991 and started one-month Certificate Course in Screen Printing by the association and produced more than 200 (two hundred) students within 5/6 years. Thus, started screen printing in Manipur. One exhibition cum seminar (Printex) was organised by the Association in the year 1998 at Imphal, Manipur. After 1990 computerised printing press was established. Letter press printing has gone down slowly. Instead of letter press printing offset printing has developed very fast.
Publishing Industry and Printing Industry can be considered as the Soul and Body. Publishing industry show rapid stride in terms of quantity and ease of production for long run jobs with the adoption of Web Offset Technology in the 90’s. Some of the Pioneer in adoption of the Web Offset in Printing are now the leaders of the Manipur’s Daily namely Poknapham, Sangai Express etc. Currently Sangai Offset, the first printer to have four colour sheetfed Offset and one of the leading publishing House have shifted their entire publishing requirement from sheet Offset to Web offset which resulted in a quantum jump in production and finishing.
Pre-Press solution is of paramount importance in Multicolour Offset Printing. Till late 2000’s Manipur lack quality pre-press Solution resulting in outflow of Quality Multicolour Print Solution. Some of the early starters like BCPW adopted Computerished Printing and even managed to print acceptable Quality in Multicolour Printing by getting the Pre-Press services like Image setting done from Guwahati. But majority of the Quality Multicolour commercial print requirements were made from Guwahati and Kolkata. The Scenario changes drastically once Manipur’s first CtP was installed by M/s Nest Advertising and Marketing Pvt Ltd. In the year 2011 and also the 2nd Printer to installed a 4 colour sheetfed offset. CtP changes the entire landscape in Printing Industry of Manipur, be it for Multi-colour Printing or quality Single colour Printing. In a sense an era of  self-sufficiency started with the installation of the CtP.
Printing Industry in Manipur has come of age with around 200 (two hundred) private printing presses comprising more than 5-6 Publishing Houses 7-8 Offset Presses with multicolour Printing set up and sufficient no. of CtP and other Post Press services.
Printing is the fast changing technology among the technologies. Instead of offset printing, digital printing and 3D printing is coming up. The rapid strides and technological advancement, reduction in production cost in the Digital Printing is making inroad even in publishing Industry. In an era where large scale Publishing is replaced by on demand Print and Printing being replaced by e-paper, e-journal and e-Paper, Printing industry is really at the crossroad. For any technological upgradation one has to consider all the aspect of cost, technology, the market and the environment. On the other hand, with the increase in population and consumers, Packaging Industry is on the rise. Local Industry do provide some packaging requirement to the Printers but for large scale Packaging Printing requirement Manipur has to have big MNC’s Company manufacturing various products ranging from FMCG to Fast Moving Electronic Items and Consumer Durable Goods.
Now, Manipur is very developed in printing in comparison with other Northeast States. We have Printing Technologists, digital printing presses and big private firms with high class quality printing with CTP devices and 4 colour sheetfed offset including web machine is a good sign of developments of printing in Manipur. It will be very useful to organise Seminars, Conferences and Exhibitions very frequently in relation with printing for more development of printing fraternity in future.   
(Courtesy : AMPA)

 

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NEFIS protest persecution to Rohingya

Imphal, Sept 9: North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) along with other organizations including Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) and DAMMS among others organized a protest against the Myanmar Government for persecuting the Rohingya community, today in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
A statement said that Rohingya community has historically been discriminated against in Myanmar with an active help from the ruling dispensation. In the recent months, however, their persecution has increased manifold taking the form of ethnic cleansing. Instead of strictly curbing their persecution, the Myanmar Government is actively denying the validity of incidents of their oppression, the statement added. It further added that  Rohingya community in Myanmar has been denied any citizenship rights since decades, which has left them deprived of basic subsistence.

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Imphal-Mandalay Bus service likely to begin from next year

Imphal, Sept 9: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Vikram Misri has stated that the two neighbouring country may signed ‘Motor Vehicle Agreement’ next year to launch both passenger and cargo bus service between Imphal and Myanmar.
The Indian Ambassador said this to a team of Manipur delegate comprising of RK Shivachandra, Convenor, Operationalization on Act East Policy, MLA Suchindro (@ Yaima and Journalist Sivadutta. The Manipuri delegate called on the Indian Ambassador at his official residence at Merchant Street, Yangon late yesterday evening. The meeting lasted for around 1 hour.
“India and Myanmar will signed Motor Vehicle agreement next year”, Vikram Misri said to the Manipuri delegate. On being asked about the possibility of introducing flight service from Maynamar via Kalimiyo and Imphal at least once in a week, Vikram Misri said that the flight service can be introduce under the Prime Minister Udhan Scheme which50% subsidise rate at flight service at North Eastern states. He further said that he will put up the matter with the Chief Minister of Manipur and Union Minister of External Affairs.
Journalist Sivadutta Luwang, who was among the delegate, also apprised the Indian Ambassador to organised interation programme or academic discoursed between the journalists of Myanmar and India, particularly from Manipur to establish better ties. Mr. Misri expressed his interest of organising such programme and said that he will help everything if the Act East Policy committee constituted by the Government of Manipur  initiated in organising such programme. He further added that Students from Yangon Journalism School are sending students every year at the north eastern states to acquire experiences.            
The Manipur’s delegate also urged the Indian Ambassador to take up cultural and sports exchange programme between the two country.

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Chief Minister Assures to establish FM Radio Station in Jiribam

Imphal,Sept.9: A delegate of Manipuri Youth Front Assam (MYFA) on Friday called on Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and highlighted various issues faced by the Manipuris settling in Assam.
The MYFA delegation was led by its president Seram Herajit and secretary general Fanjoubam Lokenath.
During the meeting, Manipur chief minister  reportedly assured the team that a FM Radio station would be established in Jiribam soon.
The chief minister also assured to consider their demands regarding establishment of a cultural complex cum Library in Silchar to protect and promote Manipuri rich culture  and construction of a guest house in Imphal for the Manipuri visitors from outside to Imphal.
A memorandum was also submitted to the Manipur chief minister, seeking his help in resolving the grievances of the Manipuris settling outside.
MYFA, in its memorandum, urged the chief minister to  construct a Manipuri Bhavan at Rongpur, Silchar Assam without further delay.
“Despite the allotment of the land to the government of Manipur in Rongpur Silchar for the construction of Manipuri Bhavan, the land is yet to be utilized for the construction of the same since 2009. Construction of such a Bhavan is in utmost need in Silchar.
As many as 600 students, teachers, government employees, business men and women etc. are facing tremendous problems due to lack of convenient accommodation and hospitalities for the transit to meet their needs. As the road from Imphal-Silchar-Imphal is in terrible condition, it takes a lot of time while passing through the national highway during rainy season, causing severe inconveniences to the travelers, particularly the woman and children who are pursuing their studies in Silchar and Imphal in terms of their accommodation and fooding,” MYFA president Seram Herajit said.
He informed that as many as 500 loaded trucks carrying livestock to Manpur are passing via Silchar. The drivers who are sacrificing their life to serve the people of Manipur are also facing hardships due to lack of accommodation for their Transit to Imphal.
The problem could be experienced on the side of the road mainly during economic blockade being called u[pon by different pressure groups in Manipur, he added.
He said, “ since we have been travelling Imphal being a Manipuri born outside, we face problems in Imphal due to lack of dedicated accommodation for the Manipuris residing outside.
The elders who are visiting Imphal to get blessing of Kangla, Koubru, Marjing, Shri Shri Govindaji temple face problems in terms of accommodation and fooding.
Since the Manipuri community residing outside consider Kangleipak as the ancestral land and origin of the Manipuris, sense of belongingness and attachment with the outside Manipuri community and Manipur need to be strengthened so as to maintain unity and integrity among the Manipuri community as a whole.
The body also demanded the chief minister to establish a full-fledged 24x7 Manipuri satellite channel so as the Manipuris residing across the globe can access to Manipuri programme.

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Army Recruitment rally at Leimakhong only for Manipur

Imphal, Sept. 9: The online applications for Army Recruitment Rally, Leimakhong, will close on 18 Sep 2017.  Admit Card for all the candidates who have applied online for the Leimakhong Rally to be held from 03 Oct 17 to 10 Oct 17.  The admit card will be forwarded on the email id as registered by the candidates on 20 Sep 2017 onwards. Dates for participating in rally district wise is on 03 Oct 17 candidates from Churachandpur, Kamjong, Pherzawl & Ukhrul, 04 Oct 17 candidates from Bishnupur, Chandel, Noney, Tamenlong & Tengnoupal, 05 Oct 17 candidates from Kakching & Thoubal, 06 Oct 17 candidates from Imphal East, Imphal West & Jiribam and 07 Oct 17 candidates from Senapati & Kangpokpi.  The same would be mentioned in admit card for all category.  Candidates are requested to log into www. joinindinarmy.nic.in and register yourself for Army Recruiting rally of Leimakhong before 18 Sep 2017.  No candidate would be allowed to participate in rally without admit card.

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30 Govt. office buildings will soon be easily accessible to the PWDs

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Imphal, Sept. 9: Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen today expressed that under ‘Accessible India Campaign’, the State Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, is in the process of making 30(thirty) Government office buildings to be easily accessible for the Persons with Disabilities. The Minister stated this during her speech as Chief Guest at the 44th Foundation Day Celebration of Govt. Ideal Blind School, Takyel.
For the welfare of persons with disabilities, the department is implementing various social security schemes under State Plan like scholarship for the students with disabilities, unemployment allowance to the educated unemployed persons with disabilities, financial assistance to the PWDs, marriage incentive award, grant-in-aid to the organizations formed by the persons with disabilities or parents of severe disabilities, Nemcha added. As a part of the celebration, Social Welfare Minister felicitated the students of this school who excels in their academic and in the field of sports at various state and national level competitions.
The authority of the school lauded the assistance extended earlier by the Minister for renovating the toilets and for installing water reservoir in the school campus.
Director Social Welfare, Jacintha Lazarus, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Manipur Dr. R.K. Kumarjit Singh and Joint Director Social Welfare, Surrender A Shishak graced the occasion as the President, Guest of Honour and Special Guest respectively.

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