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Congress breaks silence over development at MU; Formed High level committee to look into the matter

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Imphal, June 17,

Ongoing impasse at Manipur University which totally break down academic atmosphere in the University has been seriously noted by the opposition congress Party. A High level committee under the Chairmanship of former dy. CM Gaikhangam has been monitoring the development and the party after finding the prima facie evidences is all set to take the issue to the highest authority and to the Parliament.
“What has been going on in the Manipur University is very unfortunate and have been monitoring the development since the last few days after forming a high level committee chaired by senior member Gaikhangam”, Debabratta, Spokesperson of the MPCC said to this reporter while talking over phone.
He further said that there are prima facie evidences of the financial irregularities on the side of the Vice Chancellor and the Congress had almost met all stakeholders except the students regarding the misutilisations of fund by the Vice Chancellor, the Congress Spokesperson said.

He further added that procurement of a bullet proof vehicle from University exchequer as well as spent of money at large scale for his travel outside the state has been all noted and the committee is serious to the matter.
Beside Gaikhangam and Debabratta, Former MLA Dr. Ng. Bijoy, who is also a former VC of the Manipur University, MLA Govindas Konthoujam, MLA K Ranjit and MPCC spokesperson Hareshwar Goswami are also member of the high level committee committee.
Meanwhile, source close to the Imphal Times said that the Vice Chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey is now trying to get in touch with the agitating students as well as the members of the MUTA since yesterday. However, as of now none of the members from either the side of MUSU or the MUTA has showed solidarity to the VC.
Meanwhile, report said that some member of the MUTA had met the High Level Committee of the Congress Chaired by Gaikhangam. Details of the conversation could not be known as of now but it is expected that VC’s irregularities and misappropriation of University exchequer has been discussed in depth.
Source, also added that the head of departments of the Manipur University are also likely to tender resignation tomorrow if no amicable solution is brought to the ongoing impasse. 

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CM visits flood affected Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village

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Imphal, June 17,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh visited Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village of Imphal East District and met the flood victims of the area today. He also inspected the Flood Relief Camps which are being opened at Maiba Khul Primary School and Mongjam Mamang Leikai.

Briefing the media persons, Chief Minister informed that he had a telephonic talk with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed about the current flood situation in the State. He had asked the Home Minister to extend immediate flood assistance for the flood victims of the State, he added.
Chief Minister stressed that we can’t wait for the Flood Relief Fund to get the assistance as the flood assistance process may take some time. The State government has asked for immediate financial assistance for rebuilding the houses of the flood affected people, repair and reconstruction of roads etc. immediately, he added. Chief Minister said that the Union Home Minister has already directed the Home Secretary to provide immediate help for the flood affected people of the State. Mentioning that he couldn’t attend the NITI Aayog meeting due to the current flash flood in the State, however the flood situation of the State would be discussed in the said meeting, he added.
Chief Minister mentioned that around 22 houses have been inundated and 120 people have been displaced due to the flood in the Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village, Imphal East District. The District Administration has taken up various measures to help the flood victims in the area. Medical teams are being sent to the flood affected areas. Portable toilets would be constructed in Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village, he added.
Mentioning that people are facing hard times due to the flash flood, Chief Minister said that the government is trying its best to control the situation and extend every possible help to the flood victims. He thanked Minister Karam Shyam, MLA Susindro Meitei, Army personnel, newly recruited police personnel for their relentless effort and dedication in repairing of breached river embankments. He appealed the people of the State to take precautionary measures from the post flood diseases.

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AMUCO, UCM and other CSOs set to observe Great June Uprising and Unity Day


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Imphal, June 17,

All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO), United Committee Manipur (UCM) and other civil society bodies in the state is set to observe the The Great June Uprising and Unity Day tomorrow. The major civil society bodies of the state has been observing the day to pay respect to the 18 plus Martyrs who had laid down their lives in a mass uprising against the extension of cease fire between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India to the territory of Manipur in 2001.
Main observance will be held at Kekrupat complex . Fitting tribute will be paid to the memorials of the martyrs constructed at Kekrupat like every year.
Mention may be made that  on June 14, 2001, a day after the the Defence Minister of India George Fernandes assured the people that the cease fire will be confined to the state of Nagaland, then Indian Interlucotor  Padmana Bhaiya signed an agreement with the leadership of the NSCN -IM at Bangkok stating that the cease fire agreement between the NSCN-IM and GoI had been extended “without territorial limit”.
The agreement sparked protest in the state. Even the state assembly was burnt by the people. People pour their anger to the political parties but there were no communal clashed.

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AMACTA donates Rs. 1 lakh to CM relief fund

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Imphal, June 17,
The All Manipur Government Aided College Teachers’ Association (AMACTA) today met Chief Minister N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat and donated Rs 1,00,000 towards the CM Relief Fund to help people who were severely affected by the recent floods in the State.
Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the teachers for their generosity to help the flood affected people of the State.
It may be mentioned that hundreds of families are displaced and houses have been inundated by flood due to incessant rains in various areas of the State.

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