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Mandalay women football team arrive Imphal; Match scheduled on Nov 25 & 26

Imphal, Nov 23: The Women Football team from Mandalay which is playing exhibition match with the women football team of the state on November 25 & November 26 as a part of the Sangai Tourism Festival have arrived Imphal today evening.
The exhibition match between players of the two country India and Myanmar is the first of its kind in the country and is being organized as a part of the Sangai Festival under the theme – ‘Connecting through Sports’ to enhance better relationships between the two countries, particularly those living in Manipur and those at Mandalay.
R.K Shivachandra, Convenor, of the committee formed by the Manipur Government for materialization of the Act East Policy, is the main architect for organizing the event. Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh had earlier lauded the effort of Shivachandra and his team in making the programme a successful event.  

Football match between the two countries will now be a calendar event as the Myanmar government taking keen interest in the matter had resolved to do during a meeting at Nepytaw.
Editor of Huiyen Lanpao daily, Hemanta Ningombam had stated the event as a boon for the people of the state. Talking in a discussion hour at local television channel ISTV Network, Hemanta said that the kind of event organized as a part of the Sangai Festival will improve the quality of football players of the state. He however said that, if such event need to be organized national players from the state who have been playing at different club of India should have been brought here as Myanmar team is a hard working team.
“While it will improve the quality of football of the state players, it will also bring closure relation between people of Mandalay and Manipur”, Hemanta said.

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Combine SF nab armed dealers; recovers arms

Imphal, Nov 23: A combined security force comprising of personnel from 11 AR and Moreh Police rounded up two armed dealers from Moreh in Chandel district along the Indo-Myanmar Border today morning.
A source from the police said that some weapons including one 5.56 HK rifle along with a magazine were recovered from their possession.

The source further added that, the two armed dealers were arrested after the combined security force conducted cordoned and search operation at Supermarket area near Sunrise ground of Ward No. 4. Moreh after getting specific information about the presence of armed dealers in the area
The two arrested armed dealers have been identified as  Liansuan Maung Ngaihte, S/O Girenthang Ngaihte, Age 22 yrs , of  Tualkhiang, Chikha, Distt Chikha, Chin State, Myanmar and Jamkheng Maung Ngaihte, S/O Dong Khanpao, Age 25 yrs, of  Baungmaual, P/S Churachandpur, Distt Churachandpur, Manipur. They are now in Moreh police custody.

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EGM, MHJU condemn killing of Journalist in Tripura

Imphal, Nov 23: Editor Guild Manipur and Manipur Hill Journalist Union (MHJU) expressed shocked over the a local TV journalist at Tripura.
“The Manipur Hill Journalist Union (MHJU) is shocked at the brutal killing of “Syandan Patrika” and local television channel  “Venguard” senior reporter  Sudip Datta Bhowmik by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper in Bodhjung Nagar, Tripura,” a statement of MHJU said.
The MHJU also demanded the Tripura Government to take prompt actions to bring the culprits to swift justice for Bhowmik.
Editor Guild Manipur also condemn the atrocious killing of journalists in Tripura and call on the State government as well as the Central government to ensure safety of journalists and an environment of safe working for all the working journalists in the state. Showing solidarity to the journalist fraternity of the Tripura in mourning the loss of their colleague, the EGM said that it will support to whatever protest the journalists’ organisations of Tripura undertake to secure a safe working environment for the scribes.
“Our sympathy is also with the family members of Sudeep Dutta Bhaumik who gave up his life in the line of his duties”, the EGM statement said.
Sudeep Dutta Bhaumik was reportedly shot dead by TSR Jawan identified as Nandu Riyang at RK Nagar near Secind Bn. HQ area in Agartala. Sudeep was a senior reporter with a Bengali daily and was out on reporting duty when the incident took place. Reports said, the culprit has been arrested.
This is the second killing of journalists in Tripura in recent times and EGM is shocked at the failure of the State government to provide safe working environment for media in the state. Lastly we urge the Chief Minister of the Tripura to ensure befitting punishment is given to the culprit.

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Foundation stone for Sai Sushanti Ching-Tam Heritage Park

Thoubal,Nov.23: The foundation stone for construction of Sai Sushanti Ching-Tam Heritage Park was laid today at Kakching Khunuta Ching in Kakching District.
A function organized on the occasion  was attended by Prof.N. Khagendra Singh, VC Manipur University of Culture, Brig.N.Bhanot,SM Assam Rifles Garrison, Prof.Dinabandhu Sahoo, Dir.Institute of Bio resource and sustainable development, N.Kalimohon, Social Worker Kakching, Ksh.Mangol Singh, Retd.Principal, Prof.N.Gandhar,Retd.Principal, Khaling Mikawlrawng, Chairman Khangshim Village and Markham Leiching, Chairman Leiching Village as the Presidium members. In his  speech, M. Sushikumar, Retd. IPS said that the basic objective of establishing the Heritage Park is to promotion of echo tourism and help resist global climate change.
The various ethnic groups of people living in Manipur and to ensure sense of consciousness among the people on the rich cultural heritage of the state, he said.

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