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22nd Integrity Day observed; Every solution should not affect the integrity of Manipur- Ph Deban

IT News

Imphal Aug 4,

Any solutions to settle the issue of any groups - whether it may be for the Meetei, Naga, Kuki should not affect the integrity of Manipur.

This was stated by President of All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) Ph. Deban today on the occasion of the 22nd Manipur Integrity Day which was organised by AMUCO at Kwakeithel Akham Leikai, Community hall.

Deban further stressed that the government should settle all the issues with an amicable solution and added that the divide and rule policy of the Indian government should be stopped. He said that such policy has divided the hill and valley drastically.

Highlighting the Integrity pillar which is situated at Mapal Kangjeibung, he urged the government to clear encroachers and further appealed to make an Integrity park. 

He appealed the people to stand firm in protecting the integrity of the land.

The solution of every issue should be found for a progressive, develop and egalitarian society, he added. 

Addressing the key note address General Secretary of AMUCO S.Sanjoy reminded the history of observing Integrity day. A historic march was initiated by AMUCO where thousands marched and held a meeting that resolved to stand firm for protection of the integrity of Manipur, he added.

Sanjoy stressed that the Indian Government with its divide and rule policy in 1992 had implanted conflict between the Kuki- Naga, Meetei- Meetei Pangal, Kuki-Paite, Hmar-Dimasha and between the hill and valley.

In such critical juncture the rich and powerful people has never respected the movements of the people thereby thinking solely in forming government and misusing it and thus becomes a hurdle in the society, Sanjoy added.

He further said that several unwanted instances occurred when 18 people were martyred in the movement protesting against the Bangkok Declaration signed between Indian Government and NSCN- IM in 2001 because of the three dangerous words ‘without territorial limit’.

He questioned the agenda behind the signing of the Framework Agreement between the GOI and NSCN- IM as the details of the agreement were never made public. 

Decrying the negligence of the Manipur Government he said that they never focus on resolving such issues but were interested in their game of political leadership. 

He further said that the government also didn’t consider making a law for the influx of illegal immigrants and migrants. 

He stressed that adding more problems multinational corporations has targeted to take out the natural resources from the North East including Manipur and appealed the people to stand firmed against it.

The observance was attended by President of Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Apunba Manipur L. Memchoubi, President of Kuki Inn Manipur Pu Khaimang Chongloi, Vice President of Zeliangrong Union Chandra Haomee and President of AMMDO Y. Zakir Hussain. 

Earlier, in the morning rich floral tributes was paid to the Integrity Pillars located at Mapal Kangjeibung.

Photo Courtesy: Gunachandra Kakchingtabam

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State Police rescues kidnapped persons, recovers hijacked van; Kidnappers arrested

IT News

Imphal, Aug 4,

State police rescue two persons who were kidnapped by a gang and also recovered the vehicle (Maruti Van) hijacked by the gang on Saturday. Four of the gang members who kidnapped the two persons and the vehicle were also arrested by the police team.

Talking to media persons today morning at Kakching Police Station, Victoria Yengkhom, SP Kakching said that after getting specific information about the kidnapping and hijacking, a team of Kakching district police led by DSP H. Rameshwar Sharma under the supervision of Additional SP, N. Netrajit, Kakching Police conducted massive hunt for the kidnappers. The two persons were rescued while they were being brought in a gold coloured numberless Maruti car from Sekmaijin area by a team of Kakching police. Three persons who kidnapped the two were arrested while the Maruti Van they hijacked was recovered from New Lambulane area in Imphal along with the person who had hijacked it.

Interestingly, one among the kidnapper is presently working as Village Defence Force (VDF) in Kakching district identified as Moirangthem Tomba of Keirak Tomal Makhong Pareng and another is a surrendered KCP cadre identified as Mutum Naobi Meitei of Heingang Makha Leikai. The two other arrested kidnappers are – Huidrom Sunder of Sekta Awang Leikai and Yumlembam Chitaranjan of Kakwa Nameirakpam Leikai.

The two persons rescued are Dilip Limbu of Kanglatongbi Colony and Bhim Tamang of Medziphema Dimapur.

Kakching district SP Yengkhom Victoria said that further investigation is being carried out in connection with the case.

The rescued driver of the Maruti van Dilip Limbu while talking to media persons said that he was coming from Moreh along with some passengers of Kanglatongbi yesterday at his van. When they reached Kakching Lamkhai, a golden coloured Maruti car overtook and halted them. Those people from the Maruti car identified themselves as police personnel and ordered them to get down of the vehicle. They were reportedly asked to take out their belongings. He said as they got down from the van a person who came in the Maruti car drive his van towards Imphal. Later, those remaining three persons who came in the Maruti car took the driver Dilip along with a passenger to another route.  Dilip further said that they were threatened by the kidnappers inside the car while travelling but soon they were stopped by a police team who were conducting frisking. They were rescued by the police team after they told the police team about how they were inside the car. 

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Shyamkumar planted saplings in and around AR campus in Thoubal

DIPR
Imphal, Aug 4,

MAHUD, Town Planning, Forest & Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar planted saplings today in and around the 26 Battalion AR Thoubal.
The programme was participated and attended by CO 26 Bn AR, Col. C. Vidyadharan, officers, DFO Thoubal, forest officials, troops, families, children and locals.
It is said that in order to continue commitment towards conservation of earth and environment, under the aegis of 9 Sector Assam Rifles, HQ IGAR (S) pledged to plant more than 10000 trees in this year. To stride closer in achieving their goal, Thoubal Bn has organized today’s plantation drive of planting around 1000 saplings.

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GA Ghanapriya’s “Nungshi Khongul Leeba” released

IT News

Imphal, Aug 4,

Playwright Guru Aribam Ghanapriya’s “Nungshi Khongul Leeba” was released today at Manipur Dramatic Union (MDU).

The book releasing function organised by Leimarol Khorjeikol (LEIKOL) was attended by Nongmaithem Kirankumar, Convenor , Manipuri Language Advisory Board , Sahitya Akademi, Ksh Subadini Devi, President LEIKOL, Prof. Nahakpam Aruna and Konjengbam Sonitkumar (IIS) as dignitaries. 

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Four museums will be soon upgraded to International standard - Minister Jayantakumar

DIPR

Imphal, Aug 4,

Art & Culture Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that four (4) museums in the state will be soon upgraded to the international standard. The four museums include INA museum at Moirang, Manipur State Museum, Imphal and two museums inside Kangla.

Minister Jayantakumar announced it while speaking as the Chief Guest at the launching of two day National Seminar on INA and North East India held at INA Martyrs’ Complex, Moirang yesterday in connection with the commemoration of 75th Anniversary of Indian national Army and Provisional Government of Free United India which is being organised by Maulana Abul Kalam Institute of Asian Studies, MAKAIAS, Kolkata. The Miniser said that despite being an intrinsic part of the Indian Freedom Struggle, the historical significance of Moirang is unfortunately unknown to many people in our country. There is a need to propagate and create awareness on the significance of Moirang to the people of mainland India and beyond, he added.

Minister said that the two days National Seminar relating to INA and North East India will be a great historical moment which aims to cover the initial days of the INA, Japanese military intelligence operation and arrival of Subhachandra Bose and the enlarged INA and United Free India Provisional Government under his leadership.

Minister also maintained that the seminar will discover the important role played by the heroic forces of INA from the North east region of India. The people of North East India played a significant part and with their sustained efforts raised and maintained the structure of INA. The Battle of Imphal and the Battle of Kohima which is recognised as one of the greatest battle fought during the freedom struggle of India. The contribution of people of North East region in this battle made them the greatest freedom fighters of the country, he added.  

The inaugural function was also graced by P. Sharat Singh, MLA, Moirang, A/C, Dr. Mundayat Sasikumar, Director, MAKAIAS Kolkata, Prof. T.V. Kattimani, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh as Guests of honour. Research scholars, teachers, students from different colleges of the state, officials from Art and Culture Dept. senior citizens were also present at the opening function

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The Truth Lie

Dr : Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

When you lie you feel happy within secretly;
When you lie you tell the story about ‘Truth’;
When you lie you frame to someone so ‘personal’;
When you lie you finger out to someone too ‘weak’;
When you lie you show no stubbornly attitude;
When you lie you act to please to some ‘strong’;
When you lie you draw your draw others attention;
When you lie you try floating above kindness;
When you lie you try sitting on a desk;
When you lie you try pulling others’ character;
When you lie you try paining others’ sorrow;
When you lie you spit no stains on the floor;
When you lie you show others have no mercy;
When you lie you turn no colors pink or blue;
When you lie the fart’s smell wasn’t your;
And when you lie stolen money’s all your sweat.

When you lie every ones your kind relatives;
When you lie you don’t hold a knife to kill;
When you lie you don’t stand near the dead ones;
When you lie you dislike arguments, no defense;
When you lie you tend to pop up far away;
When you lie you move away silently tactical;
When you lie you shout loud at the back;
 When you lie your ears so sharp listening;
When you lie your heart beats an itching;
When you lie your stool isn’t a diarrhea lax;
When you lie your money’s a swift vehicle;
When you lie your challenges isn’t yours cool;
When you lie your enemies are inviting friends;
When you lie your wealth is! old is gold;
When you lie your property isn’t your status;
And when you lie you claim you’re a ‘mother’.

When you lie you fake your identity;
When you lie you talk of others sickness;
When you lie you point your finger to your next;
When you lie your eyes balls isn’t crying;
When you lie your tears isn’t shedding white;
When you lie you gaze ‘that’s it’ satisfaction;
When you lie killing’s a suicide misunderstanding;
When you lie bloods’ a festive color;
When you lie your hands so clean infection;
When you lie you silence to the truth;
When you lie you shield your presence intensely;
When you lie you truth isn’t correct warmly;
And when you lie you dump power to money.

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Regulation Necessary for sustainable Sand Mining: P.Vaiphei

DIPR
Imphal, 4,

An awareness programme on ‘Mining of Minor Minerals in Manipur’ was organised by the Department of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Govt. of Manipur in association with Department of Forest & Environment and Water Resources, Govt. of Manipur was held yesterday at DIC complex, Porompat, Imphal East.
Principal Secretary (Textiles, Commerce & Industry)  P. Vaiphei, Director of Trade, Commerce & Industries,  C. Arthur Worchuiyo, Conservator of Forest,  Joykumar Singh and Geologist, Directorate of Trade, Commerce & Industries, W. Inaocha Singh spoke during the awareness programme.
In his opening remarks, Principal Secretary (Textiles, Commerce & Industry)  P. Vaiphei stated minerals are classified into major mineral and minor mineral. Minor minerals mean ordinary sand, building stones, gravel, and ordinary clay among others. The demand for sand has increased over the years and extraction of sand at unsustainable levels far exceeding the replenishment rates has lead to an increase in water pollution and impacted the biodiversity.
It has become necessary to regulate the extraction of sand from river beds with required environmental safeguards, to ensure its availability for the infrastructure development of the State. Provisional quarry license permit can be obtained with due submission of the mining plan. In respect of hill areas it is mandatory to obtain environmental clearance and forest clearance from the concerned authority. Permit is to be issued by the Director of Trade, Commerce & Industries. Individuals interested in the extraction or quarrying operation of minerals can approach either Director (Trade, Commerce & Industries) or the General Manager (GM),District Industries Centre (DIC).
The GM(DIC’s) have been authorized by an order of the Govt. to help and assist the Director in all respect. It has been reported that some of the Deputy Commissioners have taken proactive measures to collect the application forms for Mining permits/quarry permits and have already began distribution process. All the DC’s have been sensitized on the issue and have been instructed to sensitize the SDO’s, SDC’s and all the officers in the districts.  He also reiterated the major role played by Water Resources Department(WRD) as most sand extraction are carried out in rivers/riverbeds.
In the hills areas, permits are also necessary for stones which are not only extracted from the rivers, but also from the mountains/hills. For any further query, interested individuals may contact  W. Inaocha Singh, Geologist of the department on mobile no. 9862036742.  P. Vaiphei also stressed on the fact that the National Green Tribunal has prohibited extraction of Sand from Sekmai river in the year 2013, which is still in force.
Director of Trade, Commerce & Industries, C. Arthur Worchuiyo speaking during the awareness programme stated that permit is mandatory even for extraction of minerals on patta land. Interested individuals may submit the prescribe form along with the mining plan to the Director. The Directorate will examine the applications and forward the same to the State Level Committee for provisional mining or quarry lease which is to be signed both by govt. and applicants.
Conservator of Forest, Shri Joykumar Singh said that for forest clearance can be obtained online under Forest Conservation Act. During the awareness programme, Geologist of  Directorate of Trade, Commerce & Industries,  W. Inaocha Singh while present “The Manipur Minor Minerals Consensus Rules, 2012”  with power point presentation. He said that to extend the rules in the entire state of Manipur, a Gazette notification has already been published and came to effect from March 7, 2013.
He explained their processes and procedures involved in obtaining quarrying licence. Some of the conditions for quarry which include among others, granting permission for provisional quarrying lease if application is found genuine, payment of Rs 1,000 under rule 34 as preliminary expense. Security deposit of Rs 3,000 under rule 35 and financial assurance @ Rs 15,000 per hectare or minimum Rs 50,000 if area is more than 4 hectares under  rule no 40. Other conditions are submission of mining plan, forest clearance (If area fall under forest land), environmental clearance (compulsory), Surface rent and Royalty. After fulfilling all these conditions, a quarry deed will be signed and obtain the minerals transit pass for allowing transportation and maintaining record for mining.
Many interested individuals, associations and those associated with processing of minor minerals have attended the awareness programme..

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Homeopathic camp concluded at Press Club

By a Correspondent
Guwahati  August 4,

The weekly media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club on
Saturday (3 August 3019) was conducted by four homeopathic doctors namely Dr Sushanta Malakar, Dr Dipak Kanti Sen, Dr Debajit Barman and Dr Himakshi Bayan. Member-journalists of the press club along with their close relatives participated in the camp for free consultations.
Dietician Kalyan Sarma was also present in the clinic to offer dietary advices to the participants.

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Assam Rifles Organises seminar on Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Chandel

IGAR (South)
Imphal Aug 4,

Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a Seminar on “Jal Shakti Abhiyan with special emphasis on water conservation and water security” on yesterday. at Indoor Stadium, Japhou Bazaar, Chandel to observe Defence Personnel Day of the campaign. The day was dedicated by the government to include Armed Forces in spreading the awareness about the issue of water security and conservation to the remotest places of the country. The government has announced Jal Shakti Abhiyan to tackle the concern of drought in the country and to make people aware about importance of water conservation and ensure water safety. Under the project 255 districts have been selected across the country as water stressed districts which include Chandel district from Manipur. The Chandel Battalion conducted a week long awareness campaign for the villagers at remotely located Company Operating Base (COB) in Larong and Machi, Chandel district. The troops have also been informed about the issue and rain water harvesting system was made at all the Company Operating Bases.
The seminar was conducted at Chandel as it has been nominated as one the water stressed district of the country. The seminar was aimed for spreading awareness about the overall problem of water scarcity, its impact on development and best practices to overcome water crisis & rejuvenate water resources.  The seminar was attended by 65 students and 30 faculty members from United College and Maha Union High School which included 33 NCC cadets from 14th Battalion NCC (Manipur). NCC cadets also conducted a presentation on Impact of deforestation and global warming on water resources with special emphasis to Chandel district to make the community members aware. NCC cadets have also adopted village Thotchanram in Chandel district for community service to support the village in plantation and other development projects.
The students actively participated in the seminar and also shared their views and ideas on the conservation of rain water and afforestaion. In the end faculty and students praised the efforts of the Assam Rifles in making them aware about this major issue of water crisis. Assam Rifles being the friends of people of North East always remain in forefront in conducting such campaigns for the people from the remote regions of the country.

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Lovlina, Neeraj clinch gold as Indian boxers finish with 6 medals at Umakhanov Memorial

IT News
New Delhi, August 4,

 World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and India Open gold medallist Neeraj (57kg) won gold medals while Gaurav Solanki (56kg) had to settle for the silver as Indian boxers finished their campaign on a high with a rich haul of two gold, one silver and three bronze at the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament 2019 in Kaspiysk, Russia on Saturday.
Having had to taste a bitter 2-3 defeat at the hands of Assunta Canfora at the India Open final, Lovlina was better prepared this time to tackle the wily Italian. The tall Assamese boxer was on guard throughout the bout and never shied away from raining down her flurry of punches to grab a narrow 3-2 win over Canfora.
After capturing the India Open silver and a bronze from the Strandja Cup, Lovlina’s efforts and dedication have been rewarded with her first international gold medal of the year.
Neeraj, who had caused a big upset in the semi-finals by stunning former world champion Alessia Mesiano 3-2, continued her impeccable form in the summit clash against Russia’s Malika Shakhidova. With two of the judges’ points being drawn at 28-28, the Strandja Cup bronze medallist Neeraj went on to register a commanding 3-0 victory over the Russian.
While Lovlina and Neeraj dazzled in their respective finals, India failed to have a flawless day as Gaurav Solanki succumbed to a 0-5 defeat to Uzbekistan’s Abdulkhay Sharakhmatov. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist was unable to judge his opponent’s pace and power and could never recover from the early blows.
Reigning Asian Championships gold medallist Pooja Rani suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat to home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in the middleweight (75kg) semi-finals and had to be content with the bronze.
Govind Sahani (49Kg) and Jony (60Kg) also grabbed bronzes after their semi-final losses. While Govind lost to Russia’s Kurban Bayranbekov 1-4, Jony went down to Russia’s Natalya Shadrina by a similar scoreline.

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