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ECI announces poll schedule for Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura

Imphal, Jan 18: Election Commission of India has announced poll scheduled for the three states – Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura today.
Addressing a press conference at New Delhi Office, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti announced the poll date for Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27. Filing of nomination is February 7 and the last date withdrawal of the nomination is February 8. Scrutiny for candidates of both these states will  be held on February 8.
 Polling for Tripura will be conducted on February 18, the CEC announced. He further added that counting for all the three will be conducted on March 3, 2018 and the result will be declared on the same day.
Total strength of the three Assemblies is 60 members each.

The term for Nagaland Legislative Assembly ends on March 13. Meghalaya Assembly terms too end on March 6, while the term for Tripura Legislative Assembly ends on March14.
For the first, VVPATs and EVMs will be used for voting in these three states, AK Joti said.
With the announcement of the polling scheduled the model code of conduct in the three states come into force from today. All the three states have 60 legislators.

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Minor boy killed in road accident, mother critically injured

Imphal, Jan 18: In freak accident, a four years old minor boy died today after a Tata Tipper truck roll on him at Langol Spring Villa under Lamphel Police station. The mother of the deceased minor boy who happened to be with him at the time of the accident sustained serious injury. She is admitted at RIMS hospital.
Report said that the tragic accident happened at around 8.30 am this morning. The tipper truck accidentally rolled on and falls on the 4 years old boy identified as Thangminlen Vaiphe, while he was standing with his mother Hoinu Vaiphei (38). When the minor boy died on the spot, Hoinu Vaiphei escaped death but injured critically.

The registration of the Tata Tipper truck is MN-07 C – 3399. Police has registered a case regarding the accident.  
On the other hand a biker sustained injury in a head on collision with a passenger diesel auto at Moirang Khunou in Bishnupur district at around 10 am today. Details of the accident could not be get at the moment.

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UVDAC inspects Ring band of Ikop Pat

Thoubal,Jan.18:  United Village Development Apex Committee (UVDAC) – a conglomerate of 22 clubs from Khangabok in Thoubal district today inspected the condition of the ring band constructed inbetween Kharung Pat and Ikop Pat from Arong Bridge to Tentha today.  
Founder Chairman of the committee Th. Dilip said that people of Khangabok area and its surroundings lives on agriculture. Every year during rainy season water breached from Kharungpat submerged around 1000 paris of Paddy field. If the ring band is constructed the agricultural land often destroyed by water from the Kharung pat can even be utilized for double cropping. However as the present state of the ring band do not reached the satisfaction of the people, the ring band will remain as no use to them, said Dilip.
He further added that, Social worker Jadumani under the supervision of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had heighten the  ring band so that it will serve its purpose.

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MAHUD Minister Shyamkumar strongly condemns twin blasts; More CCTV cameras to be installed in City within January

MAHUD Dept to bear medical expenses of injured IMC sweeper

Imphal, Jan. 16: Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Minister of Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) and Town Planning today strongly condemned the twin blasts that rocked the Imphal city yesterday evening. A woman sweeper of the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) was injured in the blast.
Yenshembam Sobita Devi, 50 years, wife of Y. Ingo from Langthabal Mantrikhong Awang Lekai suffered minor injury and was admitted at the Raj Medicity. On Monday, the first blast took place inside M Sector Defence PRO Office complex adjacent to the southern side of the Johnstone Higher Secondary School while the second blast took place along the roadside of the school.
Speaking to the media persons at his residential quarter at Kangla Park, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said planting and exploding the bomb at a public place is a cowardly act. Urging those responsible to come forward for clarification, the Minister made an appeal not to repeat such act in the future which is detrimental to the development of the State. To ensure the safety of the public, he said additional CCTV cameras working 24X7 will be installed in the Imphal city by the MAHUD department in consultation with the Chief Minister. He ensured that the cameras will be installed within this month. Stating that the department under him will work in collaboration with the State Police, he appealed for cooperation from the general public.  
He said it is unfortunate that the blasts took place at the time when the MAHUD department and IMC are wholeheartedly working to make the city clean. Minister Shyamkumar also said that the MAHUD Department will bear all the medical expenses of the IMC sweeper who was injured in the blast while doing her duty along the Kangla road.
Later, MAHUD Minister met the injured IMC sweeper, Yenshembam Sobita Devi, at the Raj Medicity, North AOC, Imphal. Giving monetary aid to the injured woman, Th. Shyamkumar once again reiterated and assured that all the medical expenses incurred during the treatment of Y. Sobita Devi will be bored by the MAHUD department.

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