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Manipur Maoist condemns blast

Imphal, Oct 14: Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCPM) today condemn yesterday bomb blast at Tera Lukram leirak which left 10 civilian injured. In a press statement, the outfit termed such an act as illogical and injustice. It said the Maoist Manipur had never indulged in any such action which will hurt civilians. It further added that such act like bomb blast in public places might be an architect to sabotage the weeklong protest being prepared the Maoist Manipur to protect the indigenous people of the state from November 11. The Maoist also said that to sabotage the mega movement for protection of the indigenous people of the state there are possibilities that state machineries or whoever not in favour for protection of the indigenous people may target outsiders to divert and suppress the peoples movement. Or the government might used technique like some organisations imposing economic blockade or bandh. The armed outfit appealed people to be aware of any such attempt. The Maoist Manipur also said that they are waging war against the government but they are urging the government authority to formulate a legislation for protection of the Indigenous people of the state. The outfit also appeal all sections of people to jointly struggle for the protection of indigenous people.

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Combing operation

Imphal, Oct 14: Imphal East Police team under the supervision of its SP today conducted search operation at various areas of the district to flush out anti social elements. Source from the police said that the search operation is being conducted as security measures ahead of the visit of Dalai Lama here in the state. The police team led by DSP Imphal East Police Robinson Khamnam and Officer-in-charge CDO I/E Lunthang Vaiphei conducted cordon and search operation as Haokip Veng and Mahabali Awang leikai area. As per information from the police a total of 260 persons including 60 women were verified. There is no report of any arrest.

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Chief Minister graces UKAL’S Mera Meepham

Imphal, Oct. 14: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that educating the masses about the philosophy, implications and components of Lai Haraoba can do wonders in strengthening the sense of oneness among the people of different communities of the State.
He was speaking as the chief guest at Mera Meepham (Annual Conference of Umang Lai Haraoba) organised by Umang Lai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL) at Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditoirum, Palace Compound, Imphal today.
N. Biren said that tranquillity remained elusive in the State due to paying less attention to the common history, culture and origin shared by the people of hill and valley for quite a long time.
Stating that the present State Government has been giving due importance to preserving the age-old traditions and culture of the State, Shri N. Biren said that within a few months after they came to power, the Joint Interrogation Cell was shifted from Kangla.
He asserted that the sacred Kangla is now free from all forms of impurity and it has regained its real essence.

Informing that the Government is making cost estimates for the construction of a bridge over Imphal River to enable opening of the eastern gate of Kangla, Shri N. Biren said that he had studied the old map of the fort for the said purpose.
Mentioning the brilliance and achievements of Manipuri people in different fields, the Chief Minister said that the world would acknowledge the ancient high civilization of the Manipuris if the Puyas (ancient scriptures of Manipur) are translated into English and Hindi.
Art and Culture Minister  L. Jayantakumar and Organising Committee Chairman Prof. Ng. Kangjiya Mangang were the guest of honour and president of the function respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, L. Jayantakumar said that every community of the world has the tendency of tracing their origin and blood relations.
Stating that the philosophies and meanings implicated in Lai Haraoba are so significant in terms of studying the origin of the universe and the life cycle of human beings, the Minister opined that utmost care must be given to avoid alteration of its original form due to addition of alien components.

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Intl. Day for Disaster Reduction

Imphal, Oct 14: International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed today Modern College. The observance was jointly organized by Department of Relief & Disaster Management and Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East. Vice Chairman of State Disaster Management Authority, Adim Pamei, DC Imphal East, Th Chitra were present at the observance. A mock drill on disaster management participated by personnel of SDRF and officials from various departments was also held as part of the observance. Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East, Th Chitra said the day was observed to give awareness on how face calamities and provide relief to the victims.

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