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Road blocked, Rally staged, public meeting held, decrying govt. negligence on deteriorated road condition at Yairipok

Thoubal, Jan.3: Passenger service vehicles today stage a protest rally decrying the pathetic road condition of Sikhong Sekmai to Yairipok Keithel today afternoon. A public meeting was also held denouncing government failures to listen the grievances of the people. During the protest rally road stretch between Sikhong Sekmai to Yairipok Keithel was blocked and almost all shops and business establishment were shuts. Local clubs of the area supported the protest organized by the passenger service vehicles’ bodies   Nongpok Ningthou Magic Assn and Pioneer Iris and Diesel Auto Owner and Driver Welfare Assn.
The IVR road stretch between Sikhong Sekmai to Yairipok Keithel is around 7 Kilometer.
The rally kicked start from Sikhong Sekmai keithel and concluded at Yairipok Keithel. Later a public meeting was organized at NESA Club Ground of Sikhong Sekmai.
Councillor of ward No. 3 of Sikhong Sekmai Municipal Council, A Chandramani, while speaking at the meeting said that the road stretch has not been maintained for around 15 years.

“Last year some construction of the road was seen taken up but it didn’t last even a year”, Chandramani said.
He said the on December 15 on the day of the “Meeyamgi Numit”, the matter has been put to the notice of the Chief Minister.
Secretary of Nongpok Ningthou Magic Assn. N. Ashatomba while speaking during the meeting said that until the government authority assured to repair the road stretch all passenger service on the road will be out to halt.

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Looking for a better inclusive alternative

The present era of Information Technology has ushered in such irrevocably radical changes that the world is viewed as a global village, and rightly so. Unrestrained and instant access to knowledge and information as well as coverage of communication facilities throughout almost every nook and corner of the world has indeed demolished the barriers to communication and information.
Yet in such an era, ancient habits and archaic practices tend to subdue the logical and contemporary mindset- which can only explain the developments in such a small and geographically challenging state as ours.

The NSCN-IM, in their quest to build a new nation of Nagas, using various means- both fair and foul, are sculpting a new region as per their wisdom, which they claim is essential to fulfill their end without proper understanding of the repercussions and the collateral damages. But the reality is known, with people slowly understanding the sole concept of the FA as it is a preamble to solve the age old issue under the constitution of India. Same is the case with the Kukis who are demanding a unified kukiland, and if tomorrow, the other groups like the Manipuri Muslims, Kabuis, etc. were also to start demanding a separate region out of this state, leave alone the Meiteis, what rational could support such a demand or demands? Shouldn’t it be better to leave Manipur for the Manipuris- the Nagas, the Kukis, the Kabuis, the Muslims, the Meiteis and whichever group is residing in it. Regressive thinking, although might benefit a section or group of individuals, ultimately will only hamper even their own development - mentally, spiritually and financially. Thanks to the BJP led government for its assurance to protect the territorial boundary of each state in the NE region while bringing an end to the problem of NSCN-IM.
However, a staggering amount of efforts and expenses have been utilized in rising and sustaining such issues as is evident from the scale of operations of these demands. What if these precious resources- financial and manpower- had been used for finding pragmatic solutions and answers to alleviate the way of life for everyone in this state- be it the scarcity of water, the insufficient and erratic power supply on which almost every modern equipments and gadgets are based on, the dismally prepared roads hindering travel and transportation- to be at par with the rest of the world and to prepare the future generation to compete and strive with fairness and intensity rather than to bide one’s time and survive on another’s misfortune and circumstances, as did our forefathers during the stone age.Life is to be lived, not to merely survive, and to strive and grow and progress should be the endeavor of every human. Succumbing to rhetoric about one’s filial pride and privileges will only leave one behind in the quagmire one so deviously schemed to trap others in.
Is everyone up for it?

Suranjoy & Sarjubala call on Chief Minister

Imphal, Jan. 3: Boxing coach and Arjuna Awardee M. Suranjoy Singh and International pugilist Km. Sh. Sarjubala Devi called on Chief Minister N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. Suranjoy and Km. Sarjubala discussed about development of boxing and grooming of young players in the State with the Chief Minister.
N. Biren assured the champion boxers to extend all possible assistance towards this end from the side of the Government.

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Equestrian Championship

Imphal, Jan 3: The 15th Sentinel Director General Assam Rifles Equestrian State Championship, 2018 will be held from February 2 to 6, 2018 at Mapal Kangjeibung (Imphal Pologround). The Championship organized by the Manipur Equestrian Association will include Show Jumping and Tent Pegging. All the Clubs and individuals are hereby informed to submit the details of the participants at its Office at the Pony Breeding Farm, Lamphelpat before January 25, 2018.

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SEACO urges Govt. to settle Land dispute at Senjam Chirang; warn serious consequences

Imphal, Jan 3: South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) has warned the government of serious consequences if the issue of Senjam Chirang Village in Imphal West district has not been settled at the earliest possible time.
In a statement, the SEACO said that it will launch various form of agitation if the government fails to settle the issue at the earliest possible time.
“SEACO stands to protect every inch of ancestral land and the land of Meitei should be protected by the Meitei only”, the statement said. It further added that respect and recognition of each community is a must for maintaining peace and tranquility in the region. SEACO’s statement said that the disputed land was gifted to Senjam Chirang Villagers and the village along with its surroundings is recorded as 40- Senjam Khunou (Sheet No. 4) under Imphal West district. SEACO have all relevant documents regarding this, the statement added. The organization further warns acquisition and occupation of the land belonging to the villagers of Senjam Chirang saying that it will stand for the villagers. SEACO also reminded the “The Manipur Code, Part –II” published by the Government of Manipur Law Department which stated that “ Laws made or extended by the Erstwhile Rulers of Manipur, including the Darbar, Interim Council and the Legislative Assembly are still in force.
SEACO appealed the government to act as according to the provision and vow to protect the so call disputed land in favour of the Senjam Chirang Villagers.

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IGAR (South) briefs CM N. Biren Singh on security situation of border area

Imphal, Jan 3: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh discussed security situation with the IGAR (South) Major General Virendra Singh on Tuesday. The IGAR (South) Major General Virendra Singh while conveying greeting to the Chief Minister with the coming of the New year, also briefed about the security situation along the Indo-Myanmar Border villages in the state and also informed him about the various development and welfare activities undertaken by the Assam Rifles in the border areas. Future plan to support in development of local communities in the border villages of the state were also brief by the IGAR (South) to the Chief Minister. As per statement of the PRO Assam Rifles , Chief Minister N. Biren Singh also discussed  Chief Minister and IG also discussed several inter-related internal-external security management issues and the steps required to be taken for more effectively dealing with insurgent activities and ensuring the safety of all in the state. In the end, the General Officer reiterated the commitment of Assam Rifles in ensuring peace and secure in the state.

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NSCN-IM observes Naga Army Day

Imphal, Jan 3: The Naga Army Day was observed today at Hebron  (Nagaland) General Head-Quarters with Rh. Raising, convener, steering committee NSCN as the event’s chief guest.
Inno Hukavi Yepthomi, kilo kilonser and Lt. Gen. (Retd) NG Markson - VC, Keya Kilonser were the guest of honors .Many dignitaries both from the Civil and Army wing including Ape Venuh of the collective leadership attended the occasion. Lt Col. Pitovi, A.O. Chaplaincy, GHQ lead the opening prayer followed by a silent prayer in remembrance of all the Naga martyrs. Rh. Raising in his speech stretched that the Naga Army is not only a military army but a political army and are Nazirites. Kilo kilonser Hukavi also emphasized that the Naga army is the backbone of the Government without which the government cannot function, he also asked the Naga Army who makes the National movement move forward to stand firm and to give their heart and soul for the national cause. Lt. Gen (Retd) NG. Markson former Longvibu of Naga Army who reinstituted the Naga Army Day back in 2007 talked about the importance of the Naga Army who, like a strong wall have stood firm to defend the Nation and its people. He also pointed out that the cease fire is the result of the fallen comrades who stood their ground for the cause of a free Naga nation.
Finally, the Longvibu, Anthony Ningkhan Shimray thanked all the dignitaries and members present at the occasion and reaffirmed that the Naga Army  are revolutionary soldiers, the changing force, the highway maker and the foundation of the Naga National Movement. He asked every Naga Army to be a soldier of Christ, to be an instrument to fulfill ones commitment and to remember the Oath of Allegiance to man and to God and to remain faithful to the national cause.

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Identification & Assessment camp for Mental Retardation

Imphal, Jan 3: Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur under the supervision of   National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Divyangjan) Secunderabad, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment will conduct Identification & Assessment camp Identification & Assessment camp at GM Hall Imphal on January 11 from 10 am to 4 pm.
In the camp Mental health booklet and materials of the PWD Act 2017 will be distributed by the Manipur State Legal Service Authority and Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. The organizer appealed attendee to accompany Disabilities Certificate, Income Certificate, Aadhaar Card and 4 Passport Photos. Detail information can be inquired at cell phone no.  8132074648/ 7085882442/ 9862275037/ 9436027980.

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