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For the first time in Manipur’s history CM and his cabinet colleague organise open interaction with state bureaucrats

Officers of almost all department in organised government service opens minds, suggests to make the government more transparent and to reach out all beneficiary project to the right people

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Imphal, April 8,

For the first time in the history of the Manipur administration since it become a full fledged state in 1972 or perhaps since it became a part of the Indian Union, Manipur government under the initiative of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh openly interacted with top officers in the organised   service of the state government.
The interaction programme which began from 11 am at City Convention Centre was attended by almost all cabinet Ministers and MLAs besides the bureaucrats of the state.
Calling upon all the bureaucrats to give suggestions, ideas and problem they face in rendering their services, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the bureaucrats are no ordinary people .
“You are the persons who knows better than the normal people, you should contribute your ideas which you gathered from around the world and university to run the state in the best way”, N. Biren Singh said.
While appreciating the bureaucrats of the state, Chief Minister said that it was the sincerity of all those in the government that the state can bring some changes in a very short period of one year.
“Now our government is entering 2 years and more suggestions , sincerity and ideas will make the dreamt of the government to make the state free from corruption a reality”, Biren said.
On the issue of the “Go to Village” scheme , which was launched recently and which the government is planning to start implementing from July, Chief Minister N. Biren said that coordination of all officers of all department need to cooperate to make the government initiative to help the villagers survive in the best condition.

“Go to village” slogan is not only for villages in valley areas , Village means all villages of all districts in the state”, The Chief Minister said.
He further added that all officers from the level of the DC should start working out to find out the reality of the problem of the villagers. Assistance from all sort of government scheme will be provided to the needy.
“The schemes from the Social Welfare department, the schemes from the Water Resource department, Agriculture department etc. will be utilized under the programme”, Chief Minister said and added that such a measures and planning can only be possible with the coordination of all officers of all department with the district administration authority taking the matter seriously.
The Chief Minister also thank the Churachandpur district administration for completing women market shed in time and announced an award to the DC Churachandpur which will be handed over on Civil Service day.
The interaction programme become more meaningful when officers in charge of different government department including the law enforcing agency openly suggested and redressed their grievances in performing their duty.
To make some of the problem easier and more transparency , MSC Ranjan Yumnam suggested for making a mechanism for every person registering there Adhaar Card for one time for all benefit they were supposed to get from other department. Ranjan was suggesting the idea as the people at present are compelled to register their Adhaar card to every department for getting benefit from eh government.
Police officers too expressed their problems being faced everyday in performing their duty due to lack of vehicles. While the Taxation department , which is the main revenue collector of the state government said that till today the department does not have its own office.
“Five times our taxation office has been change since I join the office”, Superintendent of the department said .
Lady police officers also presented their problem.

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IRB man found dead, police suspect suicide

Imphal, April 8,

A Jamandar of the 3rd Indian Reserved Battalion today committed suicide by shooting himself with his own service weapon inside a room located near Classic Grande Hotel, Chingmeirong, in Imphal East, according to first hand report from police source.

The Jamandar has been identified as Elangbam Ibotombi @ Shantikumar, son of late E. Kumar of Langmeidong in Kakching district. His dead body was found lying on the bed with a bullet hit at his head and service weapon lying near him. Cause of the death even though has been suspected as suicide case, police are investigating over the matter. His dead body was found by other security colleague at around 3.30 pm today.
The deceased Jamandar of the 3rd IRB Elangbam Ibotombi served as security escort for the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.  

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Protest staged against brutal assault of shopkeeper; demands punishment of the culprits

Large number of people including local meira paibi and club members of Singjamei area today staged a sit-in-protest demanding punishment of culprits involved in the brutal assault of a shopkeeper inside his shop at Paona Keithel near Leima Shopping Center.

According to a  report, Thongam Premkumar @ Naocha (40 years) son of Th. Sharat of Singjamei Thongam Leikai, who run a shop near Leima Shopping in Paona keithel was brutally assaulted by a group of person on the evening of April 5 at around 10 pm. The miscreants numbering around 3 /3 person allegedly took away all the money kept at his shop as well as some of the valuables kept inside the shop.

Thongam Premkumar is presently undergoing treatment under serious condition at Shija Hospital ICU. Sumati, Publicity Secretary of Singjamei Apunba Nupi Lup, which organised the sit-in-protest said that state law enforcing agency failure to arrest those miscreants involved in the brutal assault of the person is unfortunate as the incident happen in the middle of Imphal city where there is tight security. She said that such a crime is an organised crime and the victim was left thinking that he was dead. Demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the crime, Sumati said that Singjamei Apunba Nupi lup will intensify the agitation if the government fails to arrest and punish those involved in the crime.

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CSO demands appropriate punishment to rapists

Imphal, April 8,

Innovative Peoples’ Empowerment centre, a civil society organisation based at Uchiwa under Myang Imphal Police station today demanded appropriate punishment to rapists who were released on bail. The 4 rape accused allegedly took a 35 years old lady on a Alto car bearing registration number MN 01 G 7568 at around 3 pm  of March 11 from her locality and was set free at around 8 pm of the same night. As people of the area suspected the way that the women was dropped, proper enquiry has been conducted and finally the local came to know that she was raped and left. Following the incident the family members of the woman lodged a complaint at Mayang Imphal Police station on March 12 and the police pulled up all the four rape accused identified as Heisnam Sanatomba (40 years) son of Yaikul from Hiyangkhong , Ningombam Samungou (51 years) son of late Biramani , Laishram Manithoi (38 years) son of Manaobi and Salam Rabi (54 years ) son of Rajen of Lhupat Tera. All the four were released on bail after producing to the Judicial Magistrate Imphal West.
The four rape accused will be produced at the Fast Track Court tomorrow. The Innovative Peoples’ Empowerment centre demanded speedy trial and punishment of the four rape accused and threaten intense form of agitation if they are released on bail again.
The organisation also demanded the medical report which was conducted on March 14 which is still in the hand of the SP Imphal West.

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109 Bn CRPF celebrated raising day with humanitarian gestures

Imphal, April 8,

109 Bn, CRPF, Monsangei celebrated its 28th Raising on 8th April 2018.  Unit was raised on 8th April 1991 at Avadi, Tamil Nadu and since raising, it remained deployed in all the theatres ranging from Punjab, J&K, Left Wing Extremist affected states to North-east India, performing multifaceted duties from combat role in fighting terrorism and providing security to VVIPs and vital installations. The unit have been successful in neutralising several hardcore anti-national elements in all the theatres along with recoveries of huge cache of arms and ammunitions including various apprehensions. The Unit is presently deployed in Manipur since May 2008 and is playing a pivotal role in maintaining peace & order in the State and effectively contributing to the story of its growth & development by keeping the lifeline of Manipur NH-2 safe and secure for uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to the people of Manipur and providing full proof security to the  Governor of Manipur and Raj Bhawan.   The historic celebration of the day was begun by paying homage to the brave Martyrs of the unit who made supreme sacrifices for the cause of the nation.  Vinod Kumar, Commandant, 109 Bn greeted the officers, SOs and jawans and their families on the occasion through a special Sainik Sammelan.  He highlighted the contribution made by the unit for the service of the State and exhorted the officers and man to continue to exhibit high degree of professionalism and give their best for the State and Nation.
On the day, a team of officers and men led by the Commandant visited All Manipur Mentally Handicapped People’s Welfare Organisation, Monsangei and interacted with the specially abled children inmates and distributed sweets and toiletry items.  A blood donation camp was also organized at Unit HQr with the cooperation of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kangpokpi and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal in which about 50 persons including Commandant, Officers, SOs, Jawans and volunteers of NYK donated their blood.   
Recreational activities and sports competition for the unit personnel were also organized.  Later in the evening, a cultural programme was organized where Vikram Sahgal, IGP, Manipur & Nagaland Sector, CRPF graced the function as Chief Guest.  During the programme the jawans of the unit presented splendid cultural performances alongside local artists.  Speaking on the occasion, Shri Vinod Kumar, Commandant, stated that the unit will continue to serve the people by carrying out such humanitarian activities and through various Civic Action Programmes.  Shri Vikram Sahgal, IGP, CRPF greeted the officers, SOs and jawans of the unit and urged the unit to work hard and keep the flag of the CRPF and Nation high. 

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3 Rohingya arrested

Imphal, April 8,
A team of State Police today arrested 3 Rohingyas from Indo- Myanmar Border town Moreh in Tengnoupal district at around 7 am. The 3 of them were arrested as 1 girl and two men were entering Moreh through gate 2 of the International boundary in a suspicious manner. When the police checked their identity it was confirmed that they were Rohingya who were trying to enter the country.   

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