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4 including Groom died in road mishap while returning from “Mangani Chakkouba”; 3 seriously injured

Thoubal, Nov 25: In a tragic accident, a groom along with his 3 other friends died at Moirang Palli area of Thoubal Kshtri leikai in Thoubal district today. 3 other friends who companied the groom sustained serious injury and are undergoing treatment at Thoubal district hospital in critical condition.
According to record, the accident happened at around 2.00pm today. A speeding 407 mini truck collided with the car that the groom along with his 6 friends were returning after attending ‘mangani chakkouba’ at the bride residence at Yairipok Huidrom Leikai.  
‘Mangani Chakkouba’ is a traditional event at which the bride and groom along with their relatives, friends and family were invited for a grand feast by the family of the bride after 5 days of marriage.
Usually, the groom along with friends used to return back after getting blessing from the bride’s parents and family and the bride use to stay for some time till evening sharing good time with her family members.

The report said that 7 people including the groom were coming back to the residence of the groom at Thoubal Khekman in Thoubal district in a YUVA Car bearing registration number MN05 A 7066. The way the accident occurred look like a head on collision with the 407 truck. The 4 persons including the groom Maibam Meghachandra (18 years) died on the spot (inside the car), 3 other friends of the groom sustained serious injury they were immediately evacuated to Thoubal district hospital.
The 3 other deceased died in the road mishaps have been identified as Thongam Jupiter (18 years), Asem Amujao (17 years) and Md. Apik (17 years).
Another report reaching here said that the three injured persons identified as Pradipkumar, Pradip and Malemnganba after being treated at Thoubal district hospital has been referred to Shija Hospital and Research Center, Langol.

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1st New Era Week held; awards distributed

Thoubal,Nov.25: New Era Higher Secondary School of Thoubal Okram Wangmataba today organized 1st New Week at the school premises. Awards were distributed on the occasion to meritorious students of the school.
The inaugural function was attended by Lamabam Mahendra Singh , Chairman Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur, as the Chief Guest.  
Dr. Maisnam Bidyasagar, Secretary, Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur and Zonal Education Officer of Zone-III Thoubal, S.Mangi Singh attended as guests of honours.

Students who had achieved in the field of sports, culture and education were felicitated by presenting awards. The dignitaries also released the first magazine of the school.
Foundation stone for construction of the new school was also laid.
Cultural programme performed by the school students mark the New Era Week.

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Northeast girls harassed in Chennai during ISL match

Guwahati, Nov. 24: Another issue of disgusting behaviour against people from Northeast has come to light and this time it happened at Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium during Indian Supper League match.
Few youths from NE were allegedly harassed in the stadium by some locals during the ongoing ISL match between the North East United FC and Chennaiyin FC. This was revealed in a video which recently went viral. It was seen that few people from NE were being harassed by some locals from Chennai.
Talking about the issue, Savio Diamary who was present at the stadium at the time said, “We had gone to support our North East United FC play against Chennaiyin FC in the ongoing ISL 2017-18 season. I agree that there is nothing wrong with trolling and making fun of supporters of opposition team, but abusing girls is something which is beyond that limit.”
He further added that even last year, two of his friends were beaten up at the same venue but they did not bring it to the public domain but this time they intentionally came to a stand where a sizeable number of NEUFC fans were watching the game.
He added, “They blocked us by standing in front of our seats. They just wanted us to react so that they can beat us.” It was further seen that while other people were standing right there and enjoying the mockery, the Girl herself had to push away the hooligan.
Another student posted, “These hooligans should be condemned but please avoid using any racist remarks. We were surrounded by them and they were many. These two girls and the two guys with them were resilient enough to remain calm because they knew how to handle the situation. Or else the situation would have further aggravated.”
He added that fortunately, the actions of these hooligans were confined to taunts, trolls and provocation. There wasn’t any physical assault and about those asking why the people around them didn’t react, they just knew what to do at that moment, to prevent it from escalating.
He added that asking for help or jumping into action wasn’t possible for that moment as there wasn’t any police nearby and the best they could do to handle the situation was not to respond to their provocations.
President of the North East Indian Welfare Association has assured to take legal actions agaist them.

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Minister Shyamkumar Conducts Surprise Inspection at Khwairambandh Keithel

Imphal, Nov. 24: Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) and Town Planning Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today conducted a surprise inspection at various market areas. The inspection comes after his repeated appeal to the shopkeepers to cooperate with the State Government to keep the Imphal city clean.
Speaking to the media persons after the inspection, MAHUD Minister Th. Shyamkumar said the inspection will continue in market areas in Imphal city. Similar drive will be also carried out in other Municipal Council areas, he said.
Th. Shyamkumar asked the shopkeepers to clear the footpath so that there can be free movement for pedestrians in the market. Legal action will be taken against the shopkeepers violating the instructions, he added. He said as the rainy season has ended, his department will take up work regarding proper maintenance of footpath, action against illegal constructions, proper diversion of drainage water among others.
MAHUD Minister announced that vendors without valid licence will not be allowed to continue their business. He asked the shopkeepers and vendors, including mobile vendors not to pollute and choke the rivers by throwing garbage. He said the pollution of Nambul River is further leading to the pollution and choking of Loktak Lake.
During the inspection today, shopkeepers were asked to remove their belongings/goods kept at the footpath and clean the surroundings of their shops. MAHUD Minister once again appealed to the shopkeepers to keep dustbin and clean their respective areas to avoid legal action. He further appealed to the public and vendors to cooperate with the Imphal Municipality Corporation (IMC).
MAHUD and Town Planning Minister Th. Shyamkumar today inspected the shops and the surrounding areas in Majorkhul, Thangal Bazar, Kasturi Bridge, Nagamapal area, Ima Market and Masjid Road.

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