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MU fiasco gaining momentum: Prof. M Shyamkesho release suspension order of Prof. Amar, Prof. Nimai, Prof. Ranjit and Prof. Debananda

IT News

Imphal, Oct 1,

When the two member enquiry committee constituted by the MHRD is yet to complete its findings; when people of the state are debating over the legitimacy on the appointment of Pro VC by VC AP Pandey when his leave was extended as per the agreement signed between the MHRD, Manipur Govt. and Manipur University Community; suspension orders in separate sheets of Prof. Amar Yumnam HOD, Economic Dept, Prof. Ng. Nimai of Physics Department,  Prof. M. Ranjit of Mathematics Department and Prof. N Debananda of Biochemistry  Department of Manipur University have been released by Prof. M Shyamkesho, Registrar –in – Charge of the Manipur University. The order of suspension was dated September 29, but it was made public by sharing through Social Networking site today only. Another registrar-in Charge Prof. Dorendra who is the nodal officer of the enquiry being conducted by 2 member committee is in the judicial custody.

This Newspaper when asked Prof. Amar Yumnam regarding the suspension he gave a big laugh and asked this reporter if we have received the suspension order. When answered positive, Prof. Amar refused to give any comment but said that he is eager to see the order as he didn’t get one from the so called official.

The fiasco at Manipur University revived following the September 20 midnight crackdown at Manipur University and arrest of 6 faculty members along with some students. Some are still yet to be arrested was what Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had stated, even as he had invited the MU community for dialogue.

This paper had reported that the Sept. 20 midnight crackdown inside Manipur University campus and raiding of hostels was neither informed to the proctor of the University nor took permission from her. On the other hand 6 among the arrested teachers included Assistant proctor.

The Proctor, in terms of Statute 35 (2) shall be responsible to maintain discipline among University students and such functions shall be split into four parts namely : (a) Monitoring the disciplinary climate prevailing in the students community, (b) Taking preventive steps such as issue of notices, warnings, instructions regulating certain acts, and other arrangements for the purpose of forestalling acts of individual or collective indiscipline, (c) The Proctor has to collect relevant facts about the incidents of indiscipline, evaluate the evidences and decide / recommend the quantum of punishment to be imposed on the erring students. Wherever considered necessary the Proctor has to place the relevant information before the Vice- Chancellor or the Discipline Committee for their decision. (d) The Proctor shall issue all orders relating to disciplinary proceedings against students.

The Proctor shall maintain liaison with the District Administration in matters regarding the law and orders situation in the University campus.

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CM urges to ensure proper care to elderly persons

DIPR
Imphal, Oct. 1

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that the State Government is now in active consideration to introduce an arrangement in which elderly persons whose age is 80 years and above may send their nominees to withdraw their pension on his/her behalf.
He was speaking as the chief guest at International Day of Older Persons, 2018 observation organised by Social Welfare Department at Multipurpose Hall, Near Bal Bhawan, Khuman Lampak in Imphal East District today.  
Stating that many aged persons are facing lots of inconvenience in standing in queues, N. Biren Singh said that pensioners whose age is 80 years and above may sign an understanding with the concerned Deputy Commissioners to nominate a person for withdrawal of pension amount on his/her behalf.
The Chief Minister observed that persons, who do not give love, care and respect to their parents and elderly persons will never succeed in life. Stating that a large number of aged parents are neglected by their children and families, the State Government had already cautioned its employees that they may face action through legal channel if they do not properly treat their old-aged parents.       

The Chief Minister urged the gathering to ensure that the elderly people may lead a secured, dignified and productive life. Shri N. Biren Singh stated that the State Government had launched the Maintenance Grant to Homeless Older Persons who are sheltered in Old Aged Homes under Chief Ministergi Sotharabasing-gi Tengbang Scheme. They are provided financial support of Rs 1000 per month per person, he added.
The Chief Minister noted that there has been a steady rise in the population of older persons in India. The number of older persons was 1.98 crore in 1951. The population of 60 years and above in India is projected to increase to 14.3 crore in 2021, he added.
Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen and Education Minister Th. Radheshyam were the Functional President and Guest of Honour of the function respectively.
In her speech, Nemcha Kipgen said that serving elderly persons is like serving the Almighty. She informed that there are 15 Old Age Homes run by different NGOs under Social Welfare Department in the State. These homes ensure care, food, residence, medical attendance and treatment to all the inmates, she added.
Th. Radheshyam said that everybody would become aged person one day, and nobody can skip this. Needless to say, people are emotionally, physically and financially weak when they become old-aged. As such, they need to be given proper care and love by their children and younger people so that they may lead a jubilant life till their death, he added.
Later, the dignitaries also honoured selected elderly persons by presenting gifts. A medical camp for elderly persons was also organised in coordination with Directorate of Health Services as part of the celebration at the function venue. A group of children, who attended the function, were also administered pledge of giving love, care and respect to elderly persons and parents by the Chief Minister at the function.

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‘Former Chairman , Lt. Gen . Retd. Khango was impeached on 17th August ,2018 ‘– NSCN-K

IT News
Imphal, Oct 1,

One Maj Josheph Lamkang , MIP of the NSCN/GPRN in a statement has clarified regarding the recent crisis in within the party. In the clarification it is stated that the former Chairman , Lt. Gen . Retd. Khango was impeached on 17th August ,2018 according to the party formalities and was consented and endorsed by all the members of the NSCN /GPRN.
“Taking full advantage of the situation ,some self – vested individuals and Indian backed agents within the party as expected has sided with the impeached Chairman with an intention to utilize the impeached Chairman as toll to fulfil their selfish dreams and implement the work of the enemy ( India) “Hence , they are automatically terminated from the party with immediate effect.
“The simple truth is that, these traitors has no agenda hence the press Release by the so –called MIP of NSCN /GPRN on 29 /09/2018 claiming the legitimacy of the impeached Chairman is completely baseless, null and void. Such divisive statement aims to tarnish the party image ,to confuse and divided the Nagas, and also to create misunderstanding between the fraternal revolutionary parties of WESEA.
“Coming out even stronger and more determined than ever, NSCN /GPRN under the new leadership and all the Revolutionary parties of WESEA based at Base Area are fully intact.
“Today ,the NSCN /GPRN re –pledge ourselves before God and to the people to continue the Naga freedom struggle, and will not tolerate anti National elements conniving with the enemy to demean the struggle.
“NSCN /GPRN appeal to the Naga people in particular and the people of WESEA as a whole to be alert and beware ,and not to be confuse with such baseless statements and allegations in near future”, the statement said.

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80-year old man assaulted by suspected UGs at Irang Bridge; villagers condemn

IT News

Imphal, Oct 1,

An 80 year old man name Limlungpou Longmei of Buanruang, Taodaijang under Nungba Subdivision of Tamenglong District was allegedly assaulted by suspected cadres of Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) without valid reason on Sunday around 2.30 pm at Irang Bridge connecting Khoupum.

The villagers strongly condemned the assaulters in its strongest term, a press note signed by Village Authority of Buanruang, Taodaijang said adding that attack on innocent civilians by ZUF cadres has tremendously increased in the recent past.

Limlungpou Longmei is a chowkidar of the Key Stone construction company which is under-taking the road construction works at the site where he was assaulted, the press note added.

The village authority of Buanruang, Taodaijang also appealed the law enforcing agency to take necessary action against the perpetrators so that such uncivilized act of assault on elderly person is not repeated in future.

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Protest staged at Kakching demanding solution to Manipur University crisis

IT News

Imphal, Oct 1,

Large number of people today staged protest at Kakching Irabot Park demanding unconditional and immediate released of students and faculty members arrested by Manipur Police from Manipur University. The protest was organised under the aegis of Joint Non Government Voluntary organisation.

the protest also vehemently condemn September 20 midnight crackdown at Manipur University campus at which the police not only harass the students but also fire smoke bomb and tear gas shell which injured many students.

If the present fiasco at Manipur University has not been solved in time colleges affiliated to the Mu would also be affected. The protest demand immediate settlement of the problem and said that the civil bodies at Kakching will not remain silent if the fiasco at Manipur University continues.

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Effective Office Management and RTI

DIPR
Imphal, Oct 1,
National Productivity Council have designed a  Residential programme on “Effective Office Management and RTI” from 19th – 23rd November, 2018 at Kanyakumari informed a letter of Director & Head (HRM), NPC (Under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
The National Productivity Council has continuously endeavoured to upgrade and assist the organisations in enhancing their efficiency and effectiveness through active learning imbibed in its training courses aimed at benefiting both the employers as well as employees. These learning then could constructively translate within organisation for increasing the Productivity, Quality and Profitability.

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Chief Minister once more invited MUTA for talk at 5 pm today

IT News

Imphal, Oct 1,

The Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh had once more invited the Manipur University Teachers’ Association for talk at his office Chamber at 5 pm today. The invitation was sent by the Secretary to the Chief Minister Today morning. Earlier invitation was declined  on the ground that until the arrested faculties and students were released without any condition and until the security force from inside the University campus have not been removed the MUTA will not talk with the government. A general body meeting of the MUTA was held day before yesterday and the meeting strongly condemns the midnight crack down of Sept 20 by Security force at Manipur University.

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‘Indigenous Peoples Must Stand United to Protect Ourselves to Fight against the Fascist move’    

IT News
Imphal, Oct 1,

Youth Action Committee for Protection of Indigenous Peoples decried the Issue of militarizing and suppressing the people of Manipur under the environment of AFSPA, 1958, as it appeared newly or recently in the recent incident of infamous mid night raid conducted by the government forces and the central government forces. The suppression of the students of Manipur University is the suppression of the Indigenous people of Manipur by the fascist Government of India, a statement issued by its president said. It added that the misuse of power by the government of Manipur and Central against the university community by arresting and chasing them as like a terrorist is an act of Terrorism committed by the state against the unarmed students of the University. Giving fear and terror to the civilians is an act of Terrorist committed against the civilians and the students of the MU.
“Both the States have decided not to withdraw the forces from the campus of the University which is a clear fascist move of the state. As “when Teachers, Writers, Advocates, Activists, Protestors and others are hunt down by the elected government in power then it is not emergency, it is Fascism at our door step!”.
“We appeal to the people of Manipur to stay united and fight for justice and to protect the Indigenous Peoples of Manipur from such aggressive fascist move. We always should keep in mind that The Peoples United Will Never Be Defeated”, the statement said..

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A  Road Trip to Myanmar – the Land of Golden Pagodas-3 By- Maheshwar Gurumayum

The next day, we were told that a team of Manipuris residing at Mandalay would be visiting us at our hotel and were advised to be there at the gathering by our team leader. Many of our mates wanted to go for shopping and I accompanied them till market.  After accompanying them for some time, I find it boring. So came this brilliant idea of bunking away from our group and doing a little bit of sightseeing of Mandalay on my own. I sneaked away from our group, hired a motorcyclist to take me sightseeing round the city. I also had the opportunity to ride the bike, which was fantastic. First, I had the opportunity to witness the Mandalay Royal Place from outside. I really wanted to go inside but time constraint refrained myself from going inside as we were to meet our fellow Manipuris residing in Mandalay. The Mandalay Palace is said to be the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. Mandalay Palace largely follows the traditional Burmese palace design, inside a walled fort surrounded by a moat. Very similar to our very own Kangla Fort, the royal palace of Manipur in most aspects. The moat of Mandalay Palace has an uncanny resemblance to Kangla and one can say that the Royal Palace and Kangla fort are of same character and model. Oh yes, there is a big difference, ours is neglected by the government while theirs are properly maintained by government. After riding through the city here and there for almost an hour, I returned back to my Hotel as it was already time for the interaction.
Our brethrens from Mandalay reached our hotel at the exact time which was fixed before- Punctuality, a thing that I have been witnessing ever since I came here. If it were here, it would have been a sort of that saying called Meitei Pung. After informal introductions, we began our interactions. Our brethrens expressed their desire to visit Manipur, during Sangai festival and to visit various part of the state. Also, they want the Government to provide Manipuri literatures to them so that they can learn more and the younger generations about Manipur. From our team side, RK Shivachandra invited them to visit Manipur during Sangai festival and said all the necessary arrangements will be made as soon as they reach Moreh. This is a good initiative from the Act East Policy team, I think. Our team presented traditional shawls and scarves to each and every individual who paid us a visit. After exchanging pleasantries and interaction, we bade them farewell. Would be unfair not to mention the initiative taken by a Meitei , Zin Tuko to preserve our cultural identity out there by opening a Museum called Meetei Museum. Rare photographs of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot, books and other cultural items were showcased on his museum. This particular museum in Mandalay would help the younger Manipuri generations to learn more about their roots. As it is an initiative taken by an individual, it may get lost in annals of time if proper support is not reached out.  It is high time our Government acts and helps in preserving such things, which will be a priceless treasure some day.
Now our time has come to bade farewell to Myanmar and cruise towards Manipur. It was a memorable trip, thanks to Directorate of Information and Public Relations and the Act East Policy team. Overall the trip was like a journey to the dreamland, exploring the unexplored. It also presented us with the opportunity to experience various aspects of the life and contemplate the future of our neighbouring country with which we have shared an inextricably intertwined history. But the best thing about the trip is the opportunity to share our experiences with the people of the state and beyond who have been harbouring the wish to visit the country. If we have succeeded in whetting their appetite for a trip to Myanmar by our brief narrations, we would consider the troubles and hardships endured during the trip worth it.

System error- or is this the real picture of real democracy


“LIES” no matter how big or small always crack the foundation of “TRUST”.
People are often made believed by blatant lies promise by politicians or political party. Whomsoever we the people trusted become a changed man when he went to electoral politics and get elected. The true face often emerges after the said person whom we thought the best among the best was given the power and money. This phenomenon existed since India became republic. Promises of eradicating the poor, rooting, out corruption become words that the politicians always used. The good in the person who got elected change soon he has been handed over the mandate.
There were times when the candidates made false promised during election time and fooled the people to woes the voter. The moment they were elected they often forgot what they had promised to the people often led a live thinking that the general public who elected them are bunch of ignorant fools who can be driven at any direction. The sinister concept become phenomenon and now people (almost all) now started thinking that there is no true leader who deserve victory in any of the election. But as the hangover system still has to be followed and continue there cannot be a full stop to the ongoing process. Election is mandatory for a democratic country. And for that candidates are required. In-order to form government there again need political party and those candidates need to be attached to any of the political party to render their service with effective power.
Why? Why this thing always happened? Is it the system of our democracy or is it the common people that have not learnt the fact about what has been happening.  
We are not sure if God frequently surfaces in the form of man, as is commonly believed. But what we can be dead certain is the fact that his arch enemy Satan often manifests himself, especially in Manipur, in the form of politicians. These incarnations of Satan, who are now running amok with the people’s sensibilities, have cast such a nasty spell on the state that it is well nigh impossible for the people who elected them in the first place, to retain even a semblance of sanity. There could be no other logical explanation to the goings on in the political arena than taking refuge in the unnatural and the irrational. And for the teeming millions who had inflicted this handful of pests on themselves, there could be no other option but to bemoan their fate. The curse, call it the millenium curse, is well and truly upon us.
It would be an understatement to say that there is something very basically wrong with our polity. Things have now come to such a pass that our state of Manipur can neither move forward nor backward but remain painfully suspended in a maze of anarchy and disorder.
The scourge of politicians have indeed taken a heavy toll, not only of the  riches but also of its psyche. The epidemic is now all pervading and has invaded the very roots of the country’s integrity and well being thereby impeding its prosperity and peace. Whatever the party, whatever their ideology and hue, when it comes to pursuit of power and pelf, our politicians are at their wily best and very united too in their mission.
If only these characters demonstrate the same solidarity and zeal in nation building, things would have been much different. But alas, their penchant for self-preservation has always won over patriotism, their quest for wealth has always been at the nation’s expense and above all their instinct for survival has always prevailed over the nation’s.
They have always prospered even as the state disintegrated, and they are always in a position of strength, be it ‘secularism or communalism’ that is at play. But what about the 25 lakhs people who elected them? They are never in the reckoning.

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