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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 06 August 2017 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

Lets accomplish humanitarian activities in health sector: Governor

Imphal, Aug 6: Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the prize distribution ceremony for the dedicated staffs of Japanese Hospital Manipur at the Conference Hall of JNIMS, Porompat today. The event was sponsored by Japanese Second World War Victims Memorial Hospital Trust, Manipur. Director JNIMS, Dr. Th Bhimo Singh ; Medical Superintendent JNIMS, Prof. L Ranbir Singh; Nursing Superintendent JNIMS, Smt. P.Landhoni Devi; President of Japanese Hospital Manipur, Shri T.M. Rajen Ayangba; National Secretary, All India Dalit Development Association, Yumnam Mahendrakumar Singh & Treasurer of Japanese Hospital Manipur, Shri H. Suraj Sharma shared the dais with the Governor in the function. Member of the Japanese Hospital, Yumnam(o) Jamuna Devi presented the Governor a bouquet & a hand product comprising of phanek and lily(tharo). The prize distribution ceremony began with an opening song titled “Ho ima nungshibi, poknapham lamdam paamubi,ima nangi natambaakshe, yengbagi penba naideda” from the artists of Khonjel Artist Union. The song was scripted by Padmashree awardee Dr. W .Gojen Meitei. Drawing serious concern over the present health scenario in Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla said that not much attention has been given to remove the miseries of the people regarding health related matters in spite of the State being endowed with a beautiful climate & great biodiversity. She further convinced that talks are on with the Civil Aviation Minister at the centre to allocate Rs. 25 crores to get helicopter services in Manipur very soon in order to provide necessary equipment to meet the needs of those who live not only in the city but in far-flung remote parts of the State. Giving a brief insight of the old relation between Manipur & Japan , she said, “There is already a Peace Memorial Hospital known as Peace Park at Maibam Lokpa Ching(Red Hill) in Bishnupur district constructed by the Japanese War Veterans in memory of Japanese soldiers killed here in the Second World War. The hospital is another step to foster further friendship and cooperation between Manipur & Japan.” She also appealed the authorities of the hospital to go to the far-flung rural areas where medical facilities are almost nil to provide the much needed health services apart from establishing good rapport with their patients who are poor and needy. Focussing on health as a quintessential part of life, she also said, “Investment for eradication of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, cholera etc. and also for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and H1N1 especially in the context of Manipur is of great economic value. Right now, the State is also facing the challenge posed by a bout of dengue and Japanese Encephalitis. But we have great hope that we shall overcome such viruses/diseases. Here, the selfless services rendered by the staffs of the Japanese Hospital is of immense value.”

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Tripartite talk with UPF on Aug 9

IT News Imphal, Aug 6: The 3rd round of tripartite talk with the conglomerate of Kuki rebel groups United People’s Front (UPF) will be held at New Delhi on August 9. State government has appointed Dineshhwar Sharma , IPS (Rtd) as the interlocutor for the SoO groups (UPF and KNO). In the talk the UPF will demand Autonomous State Status under the Article 244 A of the Indian Constitution. “With changing circumstances, particularly after the signing of the Frame work agreement with Naga groups, the UPF in consultation with NDA leadership as well as all other stakeholders within the Zo people, decided to remodel its political stands based on Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam without compromising the spirit of AHS”, a circulation to Church leaders by the UPF said.

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Man on wheelchair carrying 25kg gold held at Dhaka airport

By: Siam Sarower Jamil,

Dhaka, Aug 6: Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have busted a 25kg illegal gold consignment from a man who arrived from Singapore on a wheelchair. The seized 250 gold bars are worth about Tk12.5 crore. The detained Jamil Akter, 48, is a Nilphamari native, flew here on a Singapore Airlines flight around 10:30pm Saturday. This is the largest gold haul of the year. Last year, another passenger on wheelchair was caught with 23kg gold. “Acting on a tip-off, our team confronted the man when he was crossing the green channel on a wheelchair, pretending to be unwell,” Dhaka Customs House Preventive Team Assistant Commissioner Ahsanul Kabir said. “He denied having any gold initially, but admitted to it later, during interrogation. We found 250 gold bars in a vest kept between his legs. “The man has a chips shop in Singapore. He went in and out of the country 13 times in the last six months,” the customs official added. Customs officials were preparing to hand over him to police after filing a criminal case. Another team found six kg gold abandoned in a flight of US-Bangla Airlines.

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Missing man found dead

IT News Imphal, Aug 6: A missing person was found dead at Imphal River at Atoukhong Leiphrakpam Mamang Leikai under Lilong Police Station. His partly decomposed body was found floated on the river early today morning. The deceased identified as Khangenbam Tomba (63 yrs) of Singjamei Kongba Road Akampat was reported missing since August 4 morning by the family. The dead body has been picked up by Lilong Police and latter handed over to his family after conducting post mortem.

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IED blasts near Pradhan’s residence in Thoubal dist.; protest staged

Imphal, Aug 6: Unknown miscreants yesterday triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the residence of Yambem Shyamo, Pradhan of Lourembam Gram Panchayat at Nongpok Lourembam Mayai Leikai under Nongpok Sekmai Police Station in Thoubal district at around 7.45 pm. A santro car and a tractor were severely damage in the blast. Denouncing the blast locals of the area staged a protest demonstration at Arong Ningthou Sanglen. The protest strongly condemns the blast in residential areas. Speaking to reporters a protestor demanded immediate clarification from those responsible for the blast within five days. She said the people of the area are worried if such blast triggered again. “We want peace”, “We condemn Terrorist act” etc. were some of the placard displayed during the protest. On the other hand a police team today inspected the blast site today morning. The police team along with bomb experts collected items suspected to be left out of the IED. Source from the police said that the bomb could have been planted at a tractor vehicle parked near the gate of the residence of Shyamo. It further added that the blast could have been related with monetary demand served to the Pradhan . Police assumed so after finding demands in the cell phone of the Pradhan at which he didn’t checked earlier.

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3-member committee to probe alleged misuse of IMC funds: Minister Shyamkumar

Imphal, Aug 6: Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Minister Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD), said that, a threemember committee headed by Special Secretary MAHUD is formed, to investigate into the alleged misuse of public funds in works taken up in all the wards of the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC). He was addressing media persons at his office chamber at his official quarter at Kangla Park today. It may be mention that the Opposition Party raised the matter during the recently concluded Budget Session of the 11th Manipur State Legislative Assembly. Speaking about the allegation made by the Thangmeiband MLA Kh. Joyskishan over the misuse of IMC funds in his constituency, Th. Shyamkumar said that, the matter is being taken seriously. He said that, thorough investigation will be carried out over the utilisation of funds during the time of previous Government from the year 2012-2016. He said that, the committee will investigate over the misuse of funds in all the wards, including Ward No. 3. Th. Shyamkumar said that, any officials if found guilty will be punished according to the law of the lan. Stating that the investigation process might take over a week’s time, he promised that not a single person will be spared if found guilty. MAHUD Minister also said that, he has directed an inquiry over the alleged manipulation in the auctioning of eight condemn vehicles of IMC. He said that, those officers found guilty will not be spared and the investigation will take over a week’s time. The vehicles includes one road roller, water tanker, 2 tipper trucks, 2 tractors, Mahindra Jeep and an Ambassador car. Congress MLA Kh. Joykishan on the last day of the Assembly had alleged that the IMC vehicles were auctioned through faulty process

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All round development more important than academic excellence: Karam Shyam

Imphal, Aug 6: Education should not only focus on providing literacy, but also help the children to reach their full potential and enter society as full and productive citizens. Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister, Shri Karam Shyam stated this during the Annual School Day Function of Trinity Public School at Mongshangei, Imphal West. Addressing the function as the Chief Guest, the Minister said that, to make the young students a better citizen of the State, the teachers and the guardians have a big role to play. He said, children must be motivated in learning new knowledge, discipline and to develop their moral character. He urged the teachers of the School to be the perfect role model for the young students so that they turn into a fine human being. Speaking as the Guest of Honour, Dr. RK. Lenin Singh, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, RIMS said that, teachers should not only help students in scoring good marks but also identify and nurture their hidden talents. Highlighting the benefits of physical fitness among students, Dr RK. Lenin said that, it is unfortunate that some of the Schools do not have enough open space for physical activities. President of the function, Shri Wangkhemcha Shamjai, President All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) lauded the Principal, teachers and the staffs of Trinity Public School for making the school premises into Plastic Free Zone and said it is a good way to educate the young children on the harmful effects of plastic in the environment. He also encouraged the teachers to continue with their effort to turn the young students into a better citizen. Speaking as the Guest of Honour, Khoisnam Sarma Devi, SP Traffic Control Wing, Imphal City gave the students valuable lessons on traffic safety and said the Police and Traffic police are friend of the people to enforce laws for safety of the public. As part of the function, prizes were given to the meritorious and successful students of the school on HSLC examination 2017. Students, teachers and parents/ guardians attended the function.

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Tbl CDO arrested active cadre of KCP (Noyon)

Imphal, Aug 6: A team of Thoubal Police Commando arrested an active member of KCP (Noyon) group from Lourembam Mayai Leikai in Thoubal district at around 5.00 am today. According to source, the police Commando team conducted a search operation in the locality after getting specific information that the arrested person identified as Khoirom Ratan Meitei @ Kathokpa @ Angamba (31) son of Kh Garu of the village has been staying at his home. As per his diclosure, Khoirom Ratan joined the Tripartite talk with UPF on Aug 9 IT News Imphal, Aug 6: The 3rd round of tripartite talk with the conglomerate of Kuki rebel groups United People’s Front (UPF) will be held at New Delhi on August 9. State government has appointed Dineshhwar Sharma , IPS (Rtd) as the interlocutor for the SoO groups (UPF and KNO). In the talk the UPF will demand Autonomous State Status under the Article 244 A of the Indian Constitution. “With changing circumstances, particularly after the signing of the Frame work agreement with Naga groups, the UPF in consultation with NDA leadership as well as all other stakeholders within the Zo people, decided to remodel its political stands based on Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam without compromising the spirit of AHS”, a circulation to Church leaders by the UPF said. KCP (Noyon ) in April 2015 through one Bijoy of Moreh and got 3 days arm training under one Panmei, a self style Lance Corporal of the KCP (Noyon), the police source added. The arrested person has been handed over to Nongpok Sekmai Police Station.

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