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Congress breaks silence over development at MU; Formed High level committee to look into the matter

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Imphal, June 17,

Ongoing impasse at Manipur University which totally break down academic atmosphere in the University has been seriously noted by the opposition congress Party. A High level committee under the Chairmanship of former dy. CM Gaikhangam has been monitoring the development and the party after finding the prima facie evidences is all set to take the issue to the highest authority and to the Parliament.
“What has been going on in the Manipur University is very unfortunate and have been monitoring the development since the last few days after forming a high level committee chaired by senior member Gaikhangam”, Debabratta, Spokesperson of the MPCC said to this reporter while talking over phone.
He further said that there are prima facie evidences of the financial irregularities on the side of the Vice Chancellor and the Congress had almost met all stakeholders except the students regarding the misutilisations of fund by the Vice Chancellor, the Congress Spokesperson said.

He further added that procurement of a bullet proof vehicle from University exchequer as well as spent of money at large scale for his travel outside the state has been all noted and the committee is serious to the matter.
Beside Gaikhangam and Debabratta, Former MLA Dr. Ng. Bijoy, who is also a former VC of the Manipur University, MLA Govindas Konthoujam, MLA K Ranjit and MPCC spokesperson Hareshwar Goswami are also member of the high level committee committee.
Meanwhile, source close to the Imphal Times said that the Vice Chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey is now trying to get in touch with the agitating students as well as the members of the MUTA since yesterday. However, as of now none of the members from either the side of MUSU or the MUTA has showed solidarity to the VC.
Meanwhile, report said that some member of the MUTA had met the High Level Committee of the Congress Chaired by Gaikhangam. Details of the conversation could not be known as of now but it is expected that VC’s irregularities and misappropriation of University exchequer has been discussed in depth.
Source, also added that the head of departments of the Manipur University are also likely to tender resignation tomorrow if no amicable solution is brought to the ongoing impasse. 

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CM visits flood affected Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village

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Imphal, June 17,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh visited Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village of Imphal East District and met the flood victims of the area today. He also inspected the Flood Relief Camps which are being opened at Maiba Khul Primary School and Mongjam Mamang Leikai.

Briefing the media persons, Chief Minister informed that he had a telephonic talk with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed about the current flood situation in the State. He had asked the Home Minister to extend immediate flood assistance for the flood victims of the State, he added.
Chief Minister stressed that we can’t wait for the Flood Relief Fund to get the assistance as the flood assistance process may take some time. The State government has asked for immediate financial assistance for rebuilding the houses of the flood affected people, repair and reconstruction of roads etc. immediately, he added. Chief Minister said that the Union Home Minister has already directed the Home Secretary to provide immediate help for the flood affected people of the State. Mentioning that he couldn’t attend the NITI Aayog meeting due to the current flash flood in the State, however the flood situation of the State would be discussed in the said meeting, he added.
Chief Minister mentioned that around 22 houses have been inundated and 120 people have been displaced due to the flood in the Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village, Imphal East District. The District Administration has taken up various measures to help the flood victims in the area. Medical teams are being sent to the flood affected areas. Portable toilets would be constructed in Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village, he added.
Mentioning that people are facing hard times due to the flash flood, Chief Minister said that the government is trying its best to control the situation and extend every possible help to the flood victims. He thanked Minister Karam Shyam, MLA Susindro Meitei, Army personnel, newly recruited police personnel for their relentless effort and dedication in repairing of breached river embankments. He appealed the people of the State to take precautionary measures from the post flood diseases.

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AMUCO, UCM and other CSOs set to observe Great June Uprising and Unity Day


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Imphal, June 17,

All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO), United Committee Manipur (UCM) and other civil society bodies in the state is set to observe the The Great June Uprising and Unity Day tomorrow. The major civil society bodies of the state has been observing the day to pay respect to the 18 plus Martyrs who had laid down their lives in a mass uprising against the extension of cease fire between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India to the territory of Manipur in 2001.
Main observance will be held at Kekrupat complex . Fitting tribute will be paid to the memorials of the martyrs constructed at Kekrupat like every year.
Mention may be made that  on June 14, 2001, a day after the the Defence Minister of India George Fernandes assured the people that the cease fire will be confined to the state of Nagaland, then Indian Interlucotor  Padmana Bhaiya signed an agreement with the leadership of the NSCN -IM at Bangkok stating that the cease fire agreement between the NSCN-IM and GoI had been extended “without territorial limit”.
The agreement sparked protest in the state. Even the state assembly was burnt by the people. People pour their anger to the political parties but there were no communal clashed.

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AMACTA donates Rs. 1 lakh to CM relief fund

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Imphal, June 17,
The All Manipur Government Aided College Teachers’ Association (AMACTA) today met Chief Minister N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat and donated Rs 1,00,000 towards the CM Relief Fund to help people who were severely affected by the recent floods in the State.
Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the teachers for their generosity to help the flood affected people of the State.
It may be mentioned that hundreds of families are displaced and houses have been inundated by flood due to incessant rains in various areas of the State.

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O. Joy writes to Javadekar and Dr. Heptulla for immediate intervention to the present impasse at MU

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Imphal, June 17,

Veteran politician Okram Joy Singh, who had represented as MLA from Lanthabal Assembly constituency for seven times and now a BJP spokesperson had sought immediate intervention of the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla to the ongoing impasse at the Manipur University which sparked out due to the inefficiency of the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Adiya Prasad Pandey.
Referring to local newspaper report, O Joy wrote , “without any contradiction or denial, is that Manipur University has incurred a sum of Rs. 8 crores being travel expenses of the present Vice-Chancellor. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Many other distressing facts are brought out in many local newspapers. They are not mentioned herein as it would suffice by mere perusal of the newspaper reports which are annexed in the letter”.
The BJP spokesperson also expressed dissatisfaction towards the attitude of the VC, in showing respect to the former Chief Minister of Manipur Md. Allimuddin who had laid foundation for the present University of today. In the letter to the Union HRD Minister and Manipur Governor, who is also the Chief Rector, O Joy stated that October 19 has been observed every year as a mark of respect to the former Chief Minister Md. Allimudin who had laid the foundation of the University till 2015. However, present VC Prof. Adiya Prasad Pandey had refused the permission for the said function for the successive years of 2016 and 2017 for reason best known to him.
“Such highhandedness and arrogance of the present Vice-Chancellor gives a wrong indication to the general public and it has been perceived by public on communal lines. It is also disturbing to note that the nefarious administrative design of the present Vice-Chancellor is not only disturbing the academic atmosphere but also it has created chaos in the relationship between the university and student community”, O. Joy stated in the letter.
Re iterating on how the Manipur University came into being the veteran politician wrote, “the foundation of the JNU Center of PG studies was laid by Md. Allimuddin, the then Chief Minister of Manipur on 19th Nov, 1972 at Canchipur (Present site of the Manipur University). The erstwhile Post-Graduate Departments of Guwahati University run by the govt. of Manipur at the Youth Hostel of DM College, Imphal was taken over by JNU Center including all the infrastructure as per decision of the Govt. of Manipur. The PG Center of JNU started functioning at Canchipur in the year 1973 and it continued upto 1980”.
He further stated that the Manipur University Act, 1980 (Act No. 8 of 1980) was passed by the Manipur Assembly on 5th June, of the same year. The Manipur University was again established in the year 1980 at Canchipur (The present site of MU). All the PG Department of JNU were merged with the newly established Manipur University including all staff, faculty-member, land, moveable and immoveable properties under a resolution passed by JNU Center.
Further, the Manipur Assembly passed a unanimous resolution for establishment of a full-fledged Central University in Manipur on 13th March 2003 and thus the Manipur University became a Central University w.e.f. 13th Oct. 2005 at Canchipur (at the site where the JNU, PG center and Manipur University were established in 1972 and 1980 respectively).
The foundation stone laid by Md. Allimuddin for JNU Centre for PG Studies at Canchipur on 19th Oct. 1972 has remained unchanged. As a mark of memory recognition and honour to the initiative, effort, sacrifice of the local people and its leader and the Govt. and also former vice-chancellors, profesors, academician etc as well, a group of people with the family member of  Md. Allimuddin, the then Chief Minister, Manipur have been observing and celebrating the foundation day every year in a very humble way in the Manipur University Canchipur till 2015. The said function was attended by Vice-chancellor and senior professors on many occasions.

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‘Naga area’ bandh on June 18

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Senapati, June 17,
The United Naga Council (UNC) has announced to impose a 12-hour bandh along the national highways and district highways in “Naga areas” in the State of Manipur on June 18 to demand the early settlement of the Naga political issue.
The UNC said the bandh will be effective from 6 am of June 18, which mean the bandh will be imposed till 6 pm of the day.

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MLA Joykishan calls on student to go for higher studies; Announces Rs. 50,000 to toppers of Class X and XII from his constituency from next year

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Imphal, June 17,

MLA Khumukcham Joykishan today calls on the students of the state to go for higher studies to serve the need of human kind by doing more research in the field of science and technology.
While appreciating the meritorious students in their choice to go for competitive examination for becoming bureaucrat officers, Kh. Joykishan said that UPSC or MPSC examinations is not the end for meritorious students. Our society still need a lot of academicians and scientist who will do research to plan the state for better development and to produce more crops through scientific method and this can be only done by meritorious students , Jokishan said while speaking at the 8th Meritorious Award distribution Ceremony held today at Khuyathong Community Centre, Thangmeiband Polem Leikai. On today’s occasion organised by the Thangmeiband Kendra Development Organisation (TAKDO), MLA Khumukcham Joykishan also announced cash award of Rs. 50,000/- each to toppers in class X exam conducted by the Board of Secondary Examination Manipur (BOSEM) and Class XII exam conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) from among the students of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency from next year.
“This is to encourage student from my Thangmeiband Assembly constituency” Joykishan said.  
Mutum Rajendro Singh, President TAKDO, Dr. Durlav Chandra Sharma , Prof. of Pathology , JNIMS, Phurailatpam Ibomcha Sharma, Associate Professor , DMC of Commerce, Soram Bijoy Singh, Advisor TAKDO and G. Thoibi Singh President TAKDO Women Forum also attended the function. Councillors and Ward members of Thangmeiband Assembly constituency were also attended in the function.
Meritorious students from Thangmeiband Assembly constituency who score excellent marks in class X and Class examination were honoured with gifts to encourage them in their studies.

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Latrine

By- Dr.  Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Open and airy; wide and empty;
As I remember again and least;
Somewhere in the corner; somewhere at the edge’
Down far distance, away from house into the bush;
Into the wilderness, into the bamboos, into the woods;
Into the shrubs, into the forest and into the back mound;
And behind the banyan tree and behind the mango tree;
This places a sacred one, that spots a secret entity;
Swiping across time; those places’ a good storage;
Men! Never bewildered, changes too quickly
One upon the other, one upon another;
Heaps into heaps; pile upon pile;
How fascinating I was into those days;
Wasn’t available any latrine hut, a close one;

No wonder, all see through all empty still unseen;
Into the leaves guarding; standing tall trunks,
Into the ground, behind the mound occupying;
Holding tightly grasping onto as never let go off;
Firm and quietly; sitting and holding onto as never fall off;
Steps so clear, steps too committed step upon not;
Behold! And secure those edges boundary, Spot them through not into the leaves;
Notice them through not into the wild greens secret;
Seeing all prohibited; seen is unseen and ignored,
Watch them clear; aware them exactly;
Oh! Those hanging piece of cloth,
Phanek! A signal, a truth of compromise
It’s an engage; and it’s a reservation
How fascinating I was into those days;
Wasn’t available any latrine hut, a close one;
 
I still recalled those memories, so heavily concern;
One part to be performed without fail,
All once at a day, all while privately and discreetly;  
Oh! That entity, feeling too awkward, can’t imagine
Sunny day still a foul day all dried up still in the sun;
Strong pungent breeze carried across sharing;
Flooding! A disaster to them
Pouring out all those full heaps into the road;
Scattered out into the lane, it’s a tragedy dilution;
Water its agency, floated and carried away,
Wet and bubbly, dare step upon them too many;
So wild and so barbarian, I doubt not;
Too primitive as we grow so naïve natural;
How fascinating I was into those days;
Wasn’t available any latrine hut, a close one;

Professor Abul Lais passes away

By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati, June 17,
 Eminent educationist and translator  Professor Abul Lais passed away on Saturday (16 June 2018) at his ancestral home at Machkhowa locality in the city. Prof Lais, 85, died just before the Eid Namaaz at 9.30 am leaving behind his wife, two daughters and a host of relative &well wishers. His last rites were performed at Athgaon in the evening hours.
Soon after completing his master in English literature from Gauhati University, Prof Lais joined the prestigious university in 1959. Later, he pursued his master in linguistics and English language teaching from the University of Leeds. After retiring from Gauhati University in 1994, Prof Lais also served Tezpur University for two years.
Widely regarded for his brilliant translation of How Green Was My Valley (by Richard Llewellyn) into Assamese, the soft spoken gentleman also tried his hands in translating some other classics like Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Erich Maria Remarque’s Three Comrades, James Hilton’s Good Bye Mr. Chips, RK Narayan’s Swami and Friends etc.

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Army conducts motivational lecture cum career counseling

Imphal, June 17,
Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a Motivational cum Career Counseling lecture at Imphal Valley School, Ghari in Imphal West District on 14 Jun 2018. A total of 200 students and teaching staff were present during the lecture and were informed regarding the career prospects in the Armed Forces. The students and school authority expressed their gratitude to Army personnel for organizing the event for educating the youth.

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