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Government committed to bring positive change in Manipur: CM

Imphal, Nov. 5: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the new government’s vision and sole objective is to bring positive change and development in the State. This was stated by him at the inauguration function of Rev. Fr. NV Jose Memorial Multipurpose Auditorium at Don Bosco College, Maram today.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the government is trying to reduce the misunderstandings and communication gap between various communities so as to bring emotional integration in the State. He assured that the government would never hurt the sentiments of any communities living in the State. We should respect, help and share feelings of each other only then peace and tranquillity will prevail in the State, he added.

Biren Singh said that the new government is planning to introduce new welfare schemes for the poor and needy people to bring inclusive development in the State. Mentioning that around 2.62 lakh people are living under BPL in the State, Chief Minister said that the Government would introduce a health insurance scheme to provide financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to those who cannot afford medical treatment. He assured that such scheme would be launched from 1st January, 2018 and every member of those BPL families can avail the benefits of such scheme.

He further pointed out that the State government will launch a special scheme for differently-abled persons of the State. Under the special scheme, the government would provide a monthly stipend of Rs 1,500 to those who are permanently disabled persons. The Government will also provide free education to the differently abled students in the State. No fare would be charged for persons with disabilities travelling in State public transportation, he assured.

Chief Minister mentioned that the primary objective of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is to bring an inclusive development with a collective effort towards the improvement of the most deprived and downtrodden sections of the society. Under his leadership, each and every person of the country would have a house of their own by 2022 under PMAY and every household would have LPG connection under Ujwala Yojana, he added.

Chief Minister said that education is a means to end violence which can lead to the path of peace and prosperity in the State. He stated that imparting good and quality education to the students can root out the prevailing corruption in the State. Stating that if education collapses everything will collapse in the society, he appealed the students not to use any unfair methods/means and study well so that every student would have a bright future. Lauding the efforts and contribution of Don Bosco in imparting education in the State, Chief Minister said that it is indeed happy to learn that Don Bosco is imparting education to more than 70,000 students in the region. Chief Minister further appealed the students to educate the people about the effects of deforestation which have negative impact on environment and humankind. We should never fight with nature, we need nature and nature doesn’t need us, he mentioned.

On the occasion, Chief Minister announced that under RUSA scheme Don Bosco College, Maram would get a total amount of Rs. 1.5 crore as a grant-in aid. Rs. 25 lakhs has already been given to the College and another Rs. 50 lakhs would be sanctioned by the end of next year. He further said that a proposal of Rs. 6-7 crores would be sent to NEC for the construction of Library cum Science Laboratory of the College. He directed the DC Senapati to co-ordinate with Planning Department and PWD for the black topping of the approach road to the College.

Chief Minister said that a total of Rs. 10 crore has been allocated for the construction of various office buildings in the hill areas in the State and PWD has been asked to include the construction of SDO office at Maram Lairouching under the scheme. The up gradation of Maram bazaar PHC to CHC and Maram Khullen PHSC to PHC will be considered in the next Cabinet meeting, he added.

Minister for PHED Losii Dikho, Ex-Minister Francis Ngajokpa, Principal Secretary(Planning) Vineet Joshi, Secretary to CM M. Ashok Kumar, IGP Lupheng Kailun, DC Senapati Athem Muivah, SP Senapati M. Pradip Singh, Commanding Officer 34 Assam Rifles, ADC members, Principal, Maram College, Rev. Fr. Dr. Sebastian KO, Archbishop of Imphal, Rev. Dominic Lumon DD,  Vice-Principal, Maram College, Sr. Rose Mary Adaphro, teaching, non-teaching staffs and students of the College attended the function.


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2 students injured in clash among students groups

Imphal, Nov. 5: Two students were hospitalised after a volunteers of two students’ group clashed here in Imphal today. Reason for the clashed is not known as students of both the group did not spelled out.
According to report received by this newspaper the clashed might have happened over organisational politics in the recently concluded college election of Imphal College.
Source said that yesterday evening around 30 students came to the office of a student group at Takhel leikai Sega Road and picked up 5 voulunteers of the students’ group and beaten them up. Following the report about the abduction of the five student, another group of student came for the rescue. As the where about of the abducted students were not known the student pour out their anger to a office of another students’ body.

Today morning again the two group continue the clashed resulting hospitalisation of two of the students.
Condition of the two students is critical and reported to be at ICU of Raj Medicity.
The two injured students has been identified as Haoyabam Chingkheinganba (20 years) of Sega Road and Oinam James (25 years0 of Oinam Mamang Leikai.

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A girl

By- Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

All you know is little;
All you understand is her hidden secrets;
Born with a courageous tide and humanity,
Cries all of her utmost abandonment;
Ah! She’s she and she’s her mistress
She’s a goddess of her own;
She’s a lovely girl, so daring
Bold and fearless and brave;
But she’s neglected and she’s countless;
She’s too timid and she’s being too harshly;
She’s being unwanted and she’s being killed;
She’s being too critical and she’s being too sick;
All hail it’s a ‘girl’ funny sounding!
All praise it’s ‘faith’ being born ‘a girl’!
Crazy unites bearably, her ‘mother’s a ‘she’.

All you hear is inbounding;
All you care is all about her patterns and sequences;
She’s being lively and she’s being jolly incredibly;
She’s not perfect ‘she’ she’s being born to’
She’s being unborn to too many ‘she’!
She’s being detached to many ‘hers’ thrown openly;
She’s being wrapped to loin clothes ‘red’,
Her sporting a mistake by being ‘chosen’,
‘Abort me’ and ‘abort me not’!
‘Kill me’ and ‘kill me not’! ‘Flush me’ and ‘flush me not’!
‘Dump me’ and ‘dump me not’!
‘Throw me out’ and ‘throw me not uncovered’!
It’s all a game, she’s being played upon;
 Lashing upon the credentials she’s manure.

All you want is being involved in;
All you designed is all about her becoming an ‘object’,
Interesting and captivating and affecting;
Amazing and astonishing and stunning;
Impressing and outstanding and attracting;
Lovely and beautiful and sexy;
Dazzling and ravishing and striking;
Alluring and fascinating and appealing;
Seducing and inviting and luscious!
She’s been control and she’s being guarding;
She’s been cautious and she’s being hidden;
‘Clothe me up’ and ‘unclothed me not!
‘Draped me in’ and ‘undraped me not’!
‘Behold me’ and ‘Gaze me not’!
‘Touch me’ and ‘touch me not’!
‘Feel me’ and ‘feel me not’!
‘Hold me comfort’ and ‘hold me not a heaven’!
‘Watch me happy’ and ‘Grudge me not a lie’!
‘Care me’ and ‘doubt me not’!
‘Rape me not’ and ‘tear me not’!
It’s all torturing she’s been suffering into.

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Women plays a pivotal role in all spheres of life: Nemcha

New Delhi, Nov. 5: Women plays a pivotal role in all spheres of life, be it at home, participation at religious activities or in professional life, stated Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen while addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest at the evening session of the 6th North East India Choral Competition held at Thyagaraj Stadium, INA Colony, New Delhi which was held on the 4th of this month.
”The role of women in the establishment of a strong and stable society is very vital and the contribution of women is often that of the role played by the corner-stone in the foundation of the house,” she expressed.
Minister lauded all the participants especially women participants who participated in this competition as she felt without women, the Church and the home will be half empty. The women singers have stood on equal footing on this competition which makes us extremely proud of them, Nemcha asserted. Highlighting the theme of the competition -”Togetherness,” Social Welfare Minister  Nemcha Kipgen urged all the people to come together as one despite the fact that different languages are spoken or hail from different - tribes, communities and from different states. She also expressed optimism that such competition will not just brings together huge number of talented participants and delegates from various churches to showcase their talents but will truly exhibit oneness among diverse ethnic groups and will enrich the participants as well as the audience spiritually.
The 6th North East India Choral Competition was organized by Tangkhul Christian Charitable Trust (TCCT), Delhi. Altogether 9 (nine) choir groups from different parts of North-eastern states competed for the coveted title.
Minister Nemcha gave away the prize to the winner of the 6th North East Choral Competition to Independent Church of India with a cash award of 3 Lac rupees, followed by the 1st Runner-up spot won by the Poumai Baptist Church, Delhi and 2nd Runner-up spot was won by the Tangkhul Church, Delhi.

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Combing operation conducted

Imphal, Nov 5: As part of the security measures in connection with the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival, 2017, cordon and search operation conducted at KR Lane and Golapati under Porompat Police Station in Imphal East today morning.
A combine team of CDO/IE led by B Lunthang Vaipai OC, CDO/IE under the supervision of Kabib K, Sp/IE, cordon and search operation was conducted from 6:30 am. Altogether 155 persons were verified and 5 youths who were unable to provide identification proof were pick up and later handed over to Porompat Police Station for further verification.

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12 hours bandh called by Maoist severely affects normalcy

Imphal, Nov 5: 12 hours bandh called by the Maoist Communist Party, Manipur, has severely affected normal life in the state. During the 12 hours bandh all interstate commercial vehicles stay off the road, shops and business establishments were shuts and entertainment houses were closed. The bandh began from 5 am today and concluded at 5 pm.
In Imphal West and Imphal West there were some  private vehicles seen plying on the road however the number is very less comparing to other Sunday and there were only few commercial vehicles seen. The bandh also affected normal life at Bishnupur, Thoubal and Kakching district. Except some few almost all market area bore deserted looks.
The bandh is called against the alleged hijacked of rice issue under the PDS. The rebel outfit has been demanding resignation of the CAF&PD Minister as well as punishment of those involved in the looting of the rice for the poor. In yesterday press statement the outfit had said that the bandh is also against some Underground group responsible in the looting of the rice which has to be issued to the poor through PDS.

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Protest staged against firing of gunshots

Imphal, Nov 5: Locals of Thoubal Turel Ahanbi Atoukhong Zilla Parishad constituency today stage a sit-in against the bullet attack at the residence of newly elected Adakshya Hasina Begum of Thoubal Zilla Parishad last night by some unknown miscreants.
The sit-in was organised by Rural Area’s United Club organisation, Lilong in Thoubal district. Placard were put up in the sit-in demanding to clarify the reason behind firing rounds of bullet at the residence of the adakshya.
Mention may be that, some unknown miscreants had fired around 4/5 rounds of bullet at the residence of newly elected Adakshya Hasina Begum of Thoubal Zilla Parishad at Lilong yesterday midnight. No persons were reported injured in the incident.

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‘Eikhoigi Panthung’ celebrates 19th Foundation Day

Imphal, Nov. 5: Monthly journal ‘Eikhoigi Panthung’ today celebrates 19th Foundation Day at Manipur Press Club today.
President of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), Wangkhemcha Shyamjai, Editor of “ Eikhoigi Panthung’, Manglem Pechimayum and President of United Committee Manipur (UPF) S Ratankumar graced the occasion as Chief guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.
‘Eikhoigi Panthung’ is published by UPF. Speaking on the occasion, AMWJU President W. Shyamjai appreciated the effort of the team Eikhoigi Panthung in making the monthly journal a success.
In his key note address Manager of the monthly journal Sh. Ajit highlighted the moto the monthly journal. he also stressed on the present day journalism and called upon fellow staffs to dedicate more on the field for making the journal more popular.

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Yoga not only improves physical health but also keep our mind peace – Dr. K Basanta

Imphal, Nov 5: “Yoga not only keep us healthy but also keep our mind peace”, this was stated by Dr. K. Basanta, Secretary of Nature Cure & Yoga Hispital Kongba during the one day Yoga demonstration held at Tentha Multiplex of Tentha Khongbal today.
He further said that human body has been associated with various microbes all the time. Inorder to suppress these microbes by the strength of the body we need to keep our body healthy and this can be done through practice of Yoga. Eikhoi khudingmak Yoga Asanasing Chang naina Exercise touba mathou tai. The Yoga demonstration was instructed by Laishram BijayaLaksmi and Nabachandra Athokpam. Around 50 persons attended the demonstration camp.
President of All Tentha Yoga Association Moirangthem Ibopishak, Editor of IPAK Journal Rakesh Naorem and Educationist Moirangthem Suranjoy were among those present in the programme.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated

Imphal, Nov 5: Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of first SIKH Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals of the SIKH religion. Khuga Bn celebrated the festival with lots of fervour and colour on November 4. The celebrations commenced two days prior to the Guru Nanak Jayanti with Akhand path, a forty eight hour non stop reading of the guru granth sahib. The days festivities began with changing the chola of Nishan sahib, which was followed by Ardas and much awaited ‘Guru ka Langer’, special community lunch organised by volunteers. The idea behind free lunch is that everyone, irrespective of caste, class and creed should be offered food in the spirit of sewa and bhakti. The festivities were attended by one and all of Singnhat sub division displaying bonhomie and synergy between Army and locals. Later the school going children also graced the occasion which was icing on the cake.

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