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60 years old man attempts to rape 13 years old minor girl; Mother of the girl allegedly threatened at gun point

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Thoubal, August 2,

A sixty years old man allegedly tried to rape a 13 years old minor girl at a place in Thoubal district under Khongjom Police station yesterday evening. Mother of the minor girl who happened to come on time, rescued her daughter but the man threatened them to kill showing a small arm.

The shameful incident happened at around 5.30 pm yesterday. Local people came to know about the incident after the mother of the minor girl shouted for help after the minor girl attempted to suicide.

The accused has been identified as Naorem Bishambor a resident of  Tentha Khujao. He is a father of four kids and is living with his wife and children.

 Locals of the area after knowing the incident thronged to the residence of Naorem Bishambor and pulled him out of his house and beat him black and blue. A police team which rushed to the spot at first failed to control the situation but after reinforcement of more police the perpetrator was finally rescued from the claw of the angry mob. 

Bishambor , the 60 years old man, who was beaten black and blue for allegedly attempting to rape the 13 years old minor girl was then taken to the Thoubal district hospital. Later, he was shifted to RIMS hospital and is undergoing treatment.

As per source Bishambor is a retired BSF personnel who is enjoying pension and interest by lending his money.

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Investigation on Babysana case advancing; Protest still continues

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Imphal Aug 2,

Protest against the mysterious death of N.Babysana still continues.

Today also a sit-in-protest was staged at Singjamei Keithel by closing the market. The protest was organised by Samaj Kanba Nupi Lup demanding speedy investigation and to deliver justice to Babysana.

Speaking to media persons member of Samaj Kanba Nupi Lup Sumati Sougrakpam urged the authorities for a speedy investigation done by the Special Investigation Team and also to settle the confusion the masses have regarding the case.

Sumati demanded to give justice to the departed Babysana. She further said that they now feared their children to be put in school boarding and hostels and added that a proper regulation for schools and boarding is vital.

Meanwhile, SIT formed to investigate the matter is speeding up the investigation by trying all effort to leave no stone unturned. Yesterday, evening a police team led by a DIG conducted enquiry at Haraorou Farm house belonging to the father of the deceased girl. The police team reportedly seized a rope from the farm house. The act of the police however turned suspicious to the local people and prompted the Meira Paibis of the area to gather and protest against the police action.

On the other hand the Principal of Standard Robarth School Landhoni and Co-ordinator of the school Ph. Romita , who is also the daughter of Landhoni were reportedly not found at their respective residence when a police team (SIT) went for questioning them today morning. Anticipatory bailed applied by the duo were rejected by the Session Judge Imphal West.

Mentioned may be made that Robinson, the son of Landhoni is in police custody in connection with the case and will be produced on 5th August. Two warden of the school are also presently lodged in judicial custody till August 8.

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Protest staged against threat to St. Joseph School Don’t assassinate my character, if you have proof I am ready to resign- Fr. Victor

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Imphal, August 2,

Students, teachers, non-teaching staffs of St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School along with the local women folk (Meira Paibi) of Sangaiprou today staged a protest demonstration against various threat to the school by outlawed organization PWG.

The protest demanded withdrawal of the threat to the school as it would only bring disaster to the academic well being of the students of the school. Local Meira Paibi, who also showed solidarity to the school, appealed any UGs to stop using violence means at the school as it could amount fear psychosis not only to the school students but also to people living around the school.

Meanwhile, Rev. Father Victor Arul, Principal of St. Joseph School, Imphal in a clarification appealed people to stop character assassination of him with fabricated stories.

In the statement Victor said that all the allegations leveled against him are false and fabricated story to assassinate his character. He said he is ready to resign if any of the allegations were proved with proper evidences.

In the clarification, Victor stated that there is no post called caretaker in the school and there are no lady teachers involve in any immoral activities with him. If there are rumours, Victor appealed to provide evidences and said that if any such can be produced he is ready to resign.

Regarding the allegation of taking intoxicant the father said that if any of his school teachers or students found him and can prove it, he is ready to resign.

He also clarified that he neither have any connection with the army nor with the police to cover up his mistakes.

He also stated that he have not indulged in any admission as Director CESM (Catholic Education Society Manipur) . The director has no authority to command other schools in matter of admission, internal administration and finance . He challenges saying that if any related headmistress/headmasters of schools can provide evidences, he will accept the allegation.

Victor had long back resigned the post of CESM.

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Minister Biswajit calls for promotion of handloom products to achieve growth and development

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Imphal, Aug 2,

Textiles, Commerce & Industries Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today stated that concerted effort is needed for the promotion of handloom and handicraft products to achieve growth and development in the State .He was speaking on the occasion of 20th State Handloom Day celebration held at G.M hall, organized by Handlooms promotion Council, Manipur.

The Minister observed that handloom industry is the second source of income in our State, there is a need for dynamic positive change to accelerate the development process in Manipur. Looms are owned in every household both in the valley and hill, as it is an intrinsic part of our rich social and cultural tradition. Promotion of handloom products requires active involvement of all the stakeholders including individuals residing in our State. The Minister assured to provide all possible help from Government in promoting handloom and handicraft products.
He stated that to facilitate the weavers, the Government had introduced handloom Delivery System with the aim to increase production and income of the weavers. He also informed that Central Government is ready to provide training to 10,000 weavers to enhance their skills. The State Government is planning to enlist weavers residing in the State to access their value of contribution. He also advised the officials of Textiles, Commerce & Industries to carry out G.I. registration of indigenious products of our state at the earliest. The Minister also informed that during the upcoming Manipur Textiles Expo, 2500 looms will be distributed free of cost to the weavers.
The celebration is aimed to highlight the contribution of the handloom industry in the socio-economic development of the State. As part of the celebration, 35 weavers across the state were feted for their enormous contribution in promoting handloom products across the country.
The Celebration were attended by Principal Secretary of Textiles, Commerce & Industries Shri Paulunthang Vaiphei, President of Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers & Handicrafts Artisans Cooperative Society Ltd ,Smt K. Indira Devi, officials of Textiles, Commerce & Industries, weavers among others.

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Johnstone School Students protest against the transfer of teacher; threaten to shut down school indefinitely

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Imphal Aug 2,

Students of Johnston Higher Secondary School today staged protest demonstration at the gates against the transfer of teacher when the academic session already enters midterm.
The students also threaten to shut down the school indefinitely from tomorrow if their demands are not fulfilled.
As the students thronged to the streets voicing their demands, BT roads was jammed for about half an hour. Traffic remain stand still as no vehicles were allowed to move during the protest.

Police personnel which rushed the spot confronted the students and made to allow the passersby to move on.
Speaking to media persons Kshetrimayum Dijen, a student of Johnston Higher Secondary School said that they strongly condemned the transfer of their English teacher during the mid session.
As their school still lacks teachers, transferring of the teacher in such hour have adversely affect the career of the students, he added.
He further said that they will continue to protest until the transfer order for their teacher is revoked.
He stressed that the authorities has been neglecting the students even though several protest demonstration had already staged demanding to stop transfer of their teacher.
Dijen further asserted that until the transfer order of their teacher is cancelled the school will be shut down by the students union from tomorrow.

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ZRF and ZDV condemns brutal assault to OG of ZRA/ZRO, G. Haopou

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Imphal, August 2,

Zomi Re-Unification front (ZRF) expressed shocked over the incident at which an overground worker of ZRO/ZRF identified as G. Haopu was brutally assaulted by volunteers of Calvin H.

A statement said that such act of terror committed by the Calvin H group is not the first time.

It further expressed surprised over the claim by Calvin H as the leader of ZRO/ZRA by altering his termination.  The statement signed by PS Hangshing, President of the ZRO/ZRA also added that not a single cadre of the ZRA supported Calvin.

“It is his wild claim and wild dreams that becomes the seed of all unlawful activities in Lamka area. In fact, Calvin. H is neither a nationalist nor an UG leader. He is happy making money collusion with politician. He never dreams of political survival for the 20 people”, the statement continues.

The outfit appealed the government to stop Calvin’s criminal activities, once for all, if not it will be too late to clean up the messes created by him, it added.

The Zou Defence Volunteers (ZDV) General Head Office also expressed strong condemnation to the brutal assault of ZRO/ZRA overground worker G. Haopu by the volunteers of Calvin terming it as barbaric activity.  “Such act is unacceptable and deserved to be condemned all”,   a statement signed by Kamkhanpau  Zou, President ZDF said.

“Calvin’s  claimed of leadership in ZRO/ZRA as well as UPF is unconstitutional and making a mockery at himself. He created misunderstanding amongst UPF constituent unit and showed the seed of division along communal lines. He also created division within Zou community by instigating Chinlunthang, the incumbent UZO President. Thereby turning UZO under Chmlunthang like one of his puppet organisation to terrorise the people”, the statement said.

The ZDV president appealed the public to disassociate themselves from Calvin. H , calling him as parasite who doesn’t want peace and reconciliation.

It also urged the Government to take immediate action against Calvin and his armed volunteers as they are not under Suspension of Operation.

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The state today: blame the representatives

The state today is reeling under serious crisis. Bandh , agitations and general strike on various issues have once more become a daily affairs. Students’ now started facing disturbances, proposed midterm exam have to be postponed, private entrepreneurs have to remain shut and the old lady who use to come at Imphal Khwairambandh Keithel to earn a day meal for their children now were once more left with tears on their eyes. Bandh and general strike which had already forgotten by the people for nearly 2 and half years now is hunting the people once again.

The previous government led by Congress received maximum criticism due to the frequent bandh and blockade. And after the coming of the BJP government in March  , 2017, the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh first agenda was to eradicate the bandh culture and he had shown that for around two years. There were relieves to the parents of the state as they felt safe to the career of their children. The private entrepreneurs felt that they can grow their business and the social thinkers thought that daily wage earner who live on hand to mouth would no longer starve.

It was after this government nearly completed 2 and half years that the same regalia that had witnessed by the people of the state during the previous government regime seem to return. After some Ministers and some BJP MLAs started demanding replacement of the Chief Minister, people started witnessing any things like bandh blockade, general strike etc.   While saying so it is not that there might be possibility of the rebel MLAs inciting the various sections of people to create chaos in the state. But what Imphal Times felt is that the lack of coordination among the cabinet Ministers, MLAs had already made the government helpless in running the governance. 

At present the farmers are waiting for water, the manual sand miner labourers are left with no choice but to go with the intense agitation by excavators and truck owners.

As those running the government fails to seat together and discussed the issue together to make a collective decision in solving the problem, how on the earth would one expect running a good governance.

The present chaos in the society is the result of the political instability in the state. It is over 2 months and keeping it in the way as it is without finding any solution is nothing but an attempt to crumble the government so that the center could impose President Rule in the state. Interlocutor to the government of India RN Ravi had taken oath of office as the governor of Nagaland and when acting as the interlocutor, RN Ravi had made many assurances to settle the Naga issue.

Solving the contentious issue of the NSCN-IM – what would have been the best time. Obviously it will be the president rule.

CM congratulates Jeet Kune Do Gold Medalists

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Imphal, August 2,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh congratulated the five Jeet Kune Do players who clinched gold medals in the recently concluded International Championship Jeet Kune Do held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from 27th – 30th July, 2019.

In his congratulatory message, the Chief Minister said that the whole State feels proud of the three Jeet Kune Do players for their feat in the Championship. Such achievement has once again proved to the world that Manipur is the Sports Powerhouse of India and the State can be rightfully claimed to be the Sports Capital of the country.

 Expressing hope that the Jeet Kune Do players would bring more laurels to the country and the State, the Chief Minister conveyed his best wishes for their future career and competitions.

Ningshung Hungyo, Mashungngam Horam and Nimreiso Khodang from Ukhrul won gold medals in senior weight category while Keisham Lanchenba Singh and Omnivash Oinam from Thoubal won gold medals in sub-junior weight category.

Around 600 athletes from nine countries participated in the championship. India was represented by 8 players of which 5 were from Manipur. The team from Manipur was led by Dr. M. Ibomcha. All the 5 players from Manipur won gold medals in the championship.

It may be mentioned that Ningshung Hungyo is presently working as a coach for Wushu and Jeet Kune Do and is also a certified National Referee for the said disciplines.

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IABP saved life at SKY Hospital

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Imphal Aug 2,

IABP (Intra Aortic Balloon Pump) saved the life of a young man Mr. Azad Khan, 35 years old, resident of Mayang Imphal. Mr. Khan presented to emergency room at 8:30 pm of 1st July, 2019 with acute massive heart attack. By the time he arrived at the hospital he already developed severe heart failure and cardiogenic shock as a complication of the heart attack. Within minutes of his arrival at SKY, appropriate treatment with loading dose of dual antiplatelets, thrombolytic agent (Tenecteplase) and low molecular weight heparin were started. Simultaneously, multiple intravenous inotropic drugs were initiated to support his severely failing heart. Bipap machine was also put on him to support his breathing difficulty and hypoxia. On 2nd July, 2019, coronary angiogram performed with a view to coronary stenting showed recanalised Left Anterior Descending Artery.In view of cardiogenic shock on presentation and failure to raise blood pressure with multiple drug supports, IABP was implanted under fluoroscopic screening in the Cath Lab at 11:00 pm of 2nd July, 2019. IABP works by improving myocardial (heart) oxygen supply and decreasing myocardial oxygen demand, thereby improving the function of failing myocardial cells thereby improving the overall blood pressure and organ perfusion. This mechanism helps supply of blood to vital organs of the body including heart itself and thereby helps save and sustains life of the patient with severe intractable heart failure.The deflated balloon (size 34 cc 7.5F, Maquet, USA) was inserted via right femoral artery at groin level and was implanted in the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta (between left subclavian artery above and renal artery below). It works by inflating the balloon during the diastolic phase of cardiac cycle (when heart is in relaxation) and deflating during the systolic phase of