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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 12 November 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

6 mowed down at Thoubal Kiyam Siphai by a Santro car; another 6 critically wounded

Six persons including two women were killed while six other sustained serious injury when a Santro car ploughed through a group of persons playing dice game at Kiyam Babu Market in Thoubal District at around 1 am today. Report said 3 died on the spot while the other 3 succumbed to their injury at the hospital. Among the 6 injured, condition of one, identified as Sinam Oken (age about 45 years), is stated to be critical. Death toll is likely to rise as he is battling for life.
Interestingly the Santro car bearing registration number MN04A 4832 was driven by an army personnel posted at Leimakhong along with two of his friend. The army man is identified as Md. Riyas Khan (28years) son of Md. Hubibur Khan of Sora Mayai Leikai. His army number is 14679438H657 EMEBN. All the three of them were nearly lynched by the angry mob, but a police team who rushed to the spot took them to their custody. The Santro car after ploughing the crowd hit a Maruti 800 car which was parked near the site.
Those killed in the accident are identified as Khundongbam Babu Singh (61 years), his wife Kh. Tombi Devi (49), Sinam Ongbi Akasini Devi, (about 47 years old), Maimom Sunil (47 years), Mutum Manihar (53 years)  and Aoijam Bablu Singh (19 years). All from Thoubal Kiyam Siphai Babu Market.

Among the six injured, 3 are identified as Mutum Roben, Sinam Oken and his son  and Mutum Apik. While Sinam Oken is fighting for life at Raj Medicity Hospital, Mutum Oken’s leg has been mutilated. All the six injured were rushed to RIMS hospital, but 3 has been referred to Shija hospital and another 1 at Advance hospital.
It is a practice for several men and women to play dice with high stakes on Diwali festival as well as ahead of the social festival, Ningol Chakkouba to be held on Friday. Some local residents of Kiyam were absorbed in the game long after midnight along the Imphal-Moreh national highway when the accident took place. The cause of the accident is not established as yet. The army man was arrested and a case registered against him.
Tension is running high. Additional police personnel have been rushed from the district to maintain law and order.

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Fish festival; Manipur still import 30 metric tonnes of fish for Ningol Chakouba

Director of Fisheries and Staff Government of Manipur organized a Fish fair cum fish crop competition, at ISBT Khuman lampak in Imphal.
Addressing as chief guest Minister for Commerce and Industries Minister, Govindas Konthoujam said that the indigenous fish Pengba are now successfully available in Loktak lake under the initiative of ministry of agriculture. He further added that state government has planned to establish a fish market at the greater Imphal area as fish items is a compulsory food menu for almost every household.

Minister of Agri and Fisheries Manipur, Abdul Nasir said that Manipur requires 40 metric ton of fish for the Ningol Chakhouba, however 30 metric ton are produced in the state and the remaining are imported from the other state. In Manipur 56461 hector are available for fisheries but only 19400 hector are used. 

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10% reduction in medicinal items in pharmacies

IT Exclusive Following the reduction of 10% of the medicinal items for the general patients and higher cuts for cancer patients in the two pharmacies on the RIMS campus, sales figure in the outskirts of the complex had plummeted. Some pharmacies in Khwairamband had also slashed by 10% on the sly. The decision is taken whimsically by the salesmen. For instance, on Wednesday one pharmacy at Babu Thong lane refused to give the concession for unexplained reasons. However the next door pharmacy readily reduced the price by 10%. But then almost all customers are not aware of this facility. Only the knowledgeable persons have to nudge the salesmen who initially pretend to be unaware of it. While the two RIMS pharmacies do not stock some low demand medicines for days together those Khwairamband pharmacies are not well publicising the 10% reduction to the customers. Another worrisome practice is that used syringes, IV drip bottles and other disposable items are washed, packed and sent to Manipur and Nagaland for sale. The fear is bigger in case of the bulk supplies in the government hospitals. Officials whose duty is to check such malpractices are not seen anywhere. In this modern age of deadly diseases the free sale of the used items must be infecting incurable and deadly diseases. Nobody is worried about this serious threat to the people.

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KCP wishes Ningols

Armed group KCP Poirei Meitei Lup today wish the people of the state particularly the Ningols of the state on occasion of the Ningol Chakkouba festival which falls on November 13. In a message the outfit appealed all the people to enjoy the festival with dignity.

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IGAR (South) greets on Ningol Chakkouba

Major General VS Sreenivas, VSM**, IG AR (South) and All Ranks of Assam Rifles extend warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of NINGOL CHAKKOUBA. IGAR (South) expresses hope that the festival will herald an era of progress and prosperity in the region and promote unity, integrity and peaceful coexistence of all communities in the state. The festival originally observed by the Meitei community, has now encompassed other communities in Manipur, a testimony to the increasing unity and integration in the state. The age – old tradition of Manipur will reinforce the unique significance and primacy accorded to Women in Manipuri society and encourages them to strive for peace and prosperity in the state.

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