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Govt. Matters: Unholy relationship sours MLAs of ruling political party

IT News
Imphal, May 22,

Unholy relationship between leader of the ruling political party BJP and that of the opposition Congress started appearing at the public domain with one of the MLA accidentally brushed out his anger in the presence of a media person recently.
He is not the only MLA that is not happy with the kind of unholy relations with opponent congress but ally political party NPP had also expressed unhappiness over consideration of priority to some near and dear ones by skipping the member of the partner political party while taking up government programme, a source said.

There are unconfirmed reports about top BJP functionary questioning about such unholy nexus with member of rival political party but the matter was ended with concrete explanation which convince the top BJP functionary that nothing such which was being alleged existed.
Recently, a member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly slipped his tongue accidentally and said that instead of consulting him a top leader of the ruling BJP consulted an MLA of the rival Congress in taking up developmental works in his constituency. It was about construction of a police outpost. When the MLA approached he was reportedly advice to ignore the matter as there are others which could be consulted with him.
The opposition congress too is having the similar fate. Some Congress MLA reportedly stopped discussing important issue in open party forum due to lack of trust between the party MLAs. Source leaked from the MPCC said that confidential meeting of the MLAs are advised to be conducted by not allowing members who are not invited no matters he or she is an elected representative from the party.
Another source however said that all important government matters that is expected to be taken by the government reached the ear of some of the important members of the opposition Congress. A BJP MLA in animosity said that the present government is wearing different mask in daytime and in night time.

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Imphal Times Impact: ACOAM Lup demand clarification from concern authorities over granting of loan to fake flour Mill

IT News
Imphal, May 22,

Reacting to Imphal Times report about granting of loan of Rs. 8 crore to M.R. Roller Flour Mills, All club, organisation, Association and Meira Paibi Lup, (ACOAM Lup) Kangleipak today urged the concern authority to clarify on how the proprietor of the Mill , Mahendra Kumar Jain managed the cheat the authority.

Speaking to this reporter, ACOAM Lup representatives said that the organisation had earlier received compliant about bounce check from its labourers. But have been waiting over the functioning of the Mill for some times. Talking over phone the ACOAM Lup representative Shanta said that the matter reported in Imphal Times is serious. If the allegations are correct than the concern taxation department authority as well as the Vigilance department should make a clarification over the issue.
He said that a complaint will be sent the head office of the State Bank of India over the granting of loan to a Mill by using fake documents by the Manipur State Head Office of State bank of India, MG Avenue. Small entrepreneurs were suppressed by not granting small bank beside having genuine documents, how comes the bank authority granted loan to a Mill with fake documents, Shanta asked.
He further said that taxation department do not even spare small business set ups in collecting taxes, how the proprietor of the M.R. Roller Flour Mills, managed to escape filing tax return to the department and why it is not notice by the authority.
Shanta also asked all concern government authority including the Industry department to clarify on the amount of subsidy granted to the Mills. He said ACAON Lup will not let the public money looted by outsider business men in this state. He said a complaint will also be filed to the State Vigilance department regarding the issue.

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New Bill to Protect Indigenous People to be tabled in the Assembly

DIPR
Imphal, May 22,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the State Government would table a Bill to protect the indigenous people of the State in the coming Assembly session. This was stated by him while speaking to the media persons about the State government policies to curb the influx of illegal immigrants in the State. Chief Minister informed that after the installation of the BJP led government in the State last year, the government has initiated massive drive against illegal immigrants throughout the State. He said that the government has already taken up various measures to check the influx of illegal immigrants in the State. Various gangs have been busted for issuing of fake Aadhar cards to the illegal immigrants recently, he added. And the government would continue such operation against illegal immigrants in the State.
Chief Minister said that it is indeed surprise and anxious to see that how such illegal immigrants had entered inside the heart of the State i.e Imphal. It clearly indicates that our own people are helping illegal immigrants to settle in the city and such act is strongly condemnable, he added. Mentioning that the people of the State must be sincere, transparent and posses Nationalistic feeling, he appealed the people to think about the State and to refrain from helping the illegal immigrants entering the State.
Later, Chief Minister informed the media persons that around 80-100 illegal immigrants were identified and out of which 36 persons have been jailed. Replying to a query about the Citizenship Bill, he clarified that Manipur has nothing to do with the much hyped Citizenship Bill.

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Ukhrul district police remove tinted glass from vehicle

IT News
Ukhrul, May 22,

The Ukhrul police has begun drive to remove tinted glasses from cars at Ukhrul under the supervision of SP, Worngam Ningshen and SDPO, Ringthing Hongchui. Ningshen stated that the drive is being carried out as per the Motor Vehicle Act and such drives will continue. He also appealed to the drivers to cooperate so as to avoid penalties and punishment.
According to the police, tinted glass is one of the major factors in the occurrence of many crimes such as rape, molestation and others.
The drive was carried out at Gandhi Statue, Phungreitang yesterday. Many vehicles with tinted glasses had them removed on the spot by the police. Due to traffic congestion, vehicle numbers with tinted glasses were noted by the police officials and the drivers were warned to remove their tints.

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CM launches new payment portal for pensioners

DIPR
Imphal, May 22,

To ease the difficulties faced by the pensioners of the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the payment of pension benefit through National Social Assistance Programme NSAP-PPS using Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal. The launching function was held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Speaking at the function, Chief Minister said that such system would ease the difficulties and inconvenience faced by the older persons to get their pension. Such platform would ensure complete transparency in the payment of pension to the old and senior people of the State, he added. Under the PFMS, the funds/money would be transferred directly to the account of the beneficiaries. Such noble step would surely help the old and needy people of the State. We may recall that it is the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have ‘maximum transparency’ in the system, he added. Chief Minister said that as per the SECC data, more than 2 lakh eligible beneficiaries are available in the state but at present, around 56,000 pensioners are being allotted by Ministry. Chief Minister urged the officials and Ministry to accommodate the remaining pensioners under the beneficiary list. He stated that those pensioners who are unable to visit the banks, the government is trying to issue RuPay cards so that we can deliver the service at their door steps. He urged all the Banks to issue the said RuPay cards to those eligible beneficiaries at the earliest. He maintained that pensioners who are living in unbanked areas can get their pension through the banking Correspondence at their door step.
 On the occasion, Minister for Social Welfare Smt. Nemcha Kipgen said that the sole purpose of launching such platform is to reform and simplify the process of the delivery system of the various schemes of the Department. Such portal would be able to reach directly to the right and accurate beneficiaries without involving any middleman. This payment system will definitely refine the existing process in welfare schemes for simpler and faster flow of information or funds and to ensure accurate targeting of the beneficiaries, de-duplication and reduction of fraudsters, she added.
Minister said that she would continue working towards streamlining the process to ensure easier and faster flow of funds and information through DBT for all the schemes given under the Department.
Special Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Jaideep Govind, Chief Secretary of Manipur, Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Sudhakar Shukla, Director of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur Jacintha Lazarus and other officials attended the function.

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UPF Chairman passes away

IT News
Imphal, May,
Army Chief of the HPC(D) and also the Chairman of UPF, Lalropui Famhoite passed away yesterday evening at around 11 pm at Mothers Care clinic, Sagolband here in Imphal. Report said that he have been undergoing treatment after having high blood pressure.
As per source, his mortal remains will be brought down to Saikot after brief condolences program at Imphal tonight.
United People Front (UPF) is a conglomerate of 6 different UGs presently ensuing peace talk with the government of India and Government of Manipur.

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Contraband drugs seized

IT News
CCpur, May 22,
Combined team of Assam Rifles and Churachandpur police apprehended a drug smuggler and seized contraband drugs from his house on Monday. The arrested has been identified as Seiminthang Tuboi, 36, of Vajing village. Around 2.341 kg of contraband drugs (opium) were recovered, along with opium seeds weighing around 22.240 kg. The man along with the recovered items was handed over to Churachandpur police station for further legal action.

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POFM opens new branch

IT News
Imphal, May,
Proletariat Feminist Movement , Manipur (POFM today open a new units at Thamnapokpi in Bishnupur district today. Convenor of POFM , Surjabala Nongthongbam while talking on the occasion said that the POFM will now spread across the state to fight against all form of crimes against women and children in the region . She said that POFM will take up issues of the poor proletariat who were deprived from getting justice.
Khwairakpam Anjali Devei and Khwairakpam Purnima Devi have been elected as the President and the general Secretary of the newly opened Branch which will be called POFM Thamnapokpi Branch.

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System failure: Why common man fails to show their courage for the public cause?


Manipur had witnessed cycle thief or vehicle lifter lynched by mob, a pick-pocket jailed or a police constable or a grade IV staff fired for bribing Rs. 10 to 100. These small time thieves sometimes loss their lives for a little amount of money which a high class bureaucrats or contractors spent in one night at luxurious Hotel. However, broad day light looters in front of our eyes get only backlash from helpless common people who were brave enough to lynch a cycle thieves. None of this brave common people dare to punish these looters of public money.
Something seems to be seriously wrong to the working of our society. Talks about a corrupt leader or government will be the topic of many people, but then the very group of people will have no problem with the leader or the government official, the moment he or she gives them a courtesy call. The topic will then goes in favour of them with few people starting supportive statement and then the conclusion will arrive – “what is wrong in taking bribe for the job after all the one who is paying should be punished”. Someone from among them will ask – Can you provide any evidences of the charges levelled against them?
It is right; you can’t blame or punish anybody until and unless you have a proper proof or evidences. Saying so how could a drug user be punished in public platform when it takes years to punish drug smugglers over failure to prove that the drugs that he or she was arrested was a substance containing intoxicants chemicals.
The same is with the cycle thief or vehicle lifter. The big looter who eats public money in front of our eyes will be offered all kinds of respect until he is proven but the cycle thief or the vehicle lifter will be punished the moment by the people who had seen big men looting the public money without actually understanding the reason for his becoming a small time thieve. Every literate people in the state knows that educated youths in the state are spoiled many times just because they have no jobs to do. Government had plan many schemes like granting them loan through banks so that they can start a business for their survival. These educated youths get frustrated because all they learnt from their books and the government procedure are not of use in real world. Almost all banks in the state of Manipur, don’t give loan - that easily as the government had said. Even the beneficiaries who were assured loan by the Industry department of the state government under the Prime Minister Employment Generation Schemes (PMEGP) don’t get loan that easily, if granted due to compulsion also get looted by the nature of the bank in giving them the loan. These banks violate government guidelines and the beneficiaries were compelled to follow strictures provided by the bank for the want of money. The interest and compound interest will be a curse for the beneficiaries as the loan amount were provided on instalment basis.
Well when these banks are giving too much problem to common men, they have no problem to big people who have connection with influential politicians and who can afford any amount of money that they asked.
One such incident was reported by Imphal Times yesterday under the heading “None Local runs Floor Mill granted Rs. 8 crore loan from SBI using fake documents”. If one dig the ponder on the report, the said proprietor Mr. Mahendra Kumar Jain not only fooled the bank but also eat up over Rs. 200 crore of public money by not paying tax which every citizen should do.
The report not only pen-pictured the systematic destruction of common people but also highlights on how the system is underway.  Different government in power makes no differences when it comes for the cause of the common people as the new government too have to follow the same system.
There is an urgent need for change of the system rather than replacing the ruler.

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