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Salam Chingkheinganba

Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]

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Women’s body stage rally, submits memorandum to CM and Governor over FA

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Imphal, Oct 28

12 major women’s organizations of the state, under the aegis of COCOMI, today staged a protest demonstration sending message to the Government of India of serious consequences if the final agreement likely to be signed between the GoI, NSCN-IM and the NNPGs hurts the sentiment of the people of the state.

The rally kicked start from Checkon area and proceeded towards the Chief Minister’s Bungalow. They were however intervened by a team of state police at Konung Mamang in Imphal East. Placards that read warning about serious consequences were displayed by the ladies.

A minor confrontation took place between the protestors and the police after the protestors started shouting slogans for protection of the state. Traffic along the route was put to halt for almost an hour at all direction coming from Porompat, Sanjenthong and Wangkhei area.

The situation was however brought under control after the police allowed representatives from each of the 12 Women’s organizations to meet the Governor of Manipur.

The 12 representatives of the women’s bodies submitted a memorandum to the Governor and the Chief Minister separately under the banner of the COCOMI.

The memorandum categorically stated that any solution to the vexed Naga issue must not be at the cost of the existing socio-political, economic and cultural setup of the State. COCOMI has been spearheading different modes of civil movement against any possible impact on the integrity of Manipur and its administrative setup as a result of any solution to the Naga peace talk.

On the other hand, at Jiribam Auto Rickshaw also staged a protest rally at Jiribam under the aegis of COCOMI.

Meanwhile COCOMI held a  press meet at Lamyanba Shanglen.

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NEFIS stages protest rally at MU demanding Anti Sexual Harassment Committee in MU

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Imphal Oct. 22

North East Forum for International Solitary (NEFIS) today under the aegis of MUSU staged a protest rally inside Manipur University (MU) Campus demanding setting up of effective Anti Sexual Harassment Committee in MU.

Speaking to media persons, member of NEFIS Manipur Unit Khumukcham Chinglen stressed the need to have an effective Anti Sexual Harassment Committee for MU as in other Universities in the country.

He said that as per the guidelines of Supreme Court, such Committee is a must for every university of the nation and unfortunately as in the case of Manipur University the committee exists only in paper.

“When a student inside the university was sexually harassed there is no place or room for the students to file complaint inside the university”, he continued.

Chinglen further highlighted that many of the women suffered and hide their suffering denying justice till today.

He added that they will not allow women to be suppressed and sexual harassment should be removed from the face of the earth. 

Later the protestors marched starting in front of Linguistics Department and move towards the administrator office of MU and then meet with the administrator Jarnail Singh. More than thousands signatures collected through signature campaign was also given to the administrator. 

After meeting with the administrator a protestor identified as H Reema Chanu asserted that the administrator agreed to fulfill their demands of forming effective anti harassment committees in MU involving female students in the said committee and also to make aware of such committee by uploading in the website.

She further added that the administrator also assured to extend the opening hour of the library and also extend the curfew of ladies hostels till 9 o’clock at night.

Reema concluded that the administrator assured to fulfill their demands within 15 days.

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State Congress activists burnt effigy of Manohar Lal; This is a totalitarian regime, we are not allowed to stage democratic protest - Gaikhangam

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Imphal, Oct 18

Head Office of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) located at BT road here in Imphal witnessed a war-scene-like situation today afternoon as large number of state police force cordoned the main entry gate of the Congress office trying to prevent the congress activists from staging protest or burning effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal.
Large number of congress party members including CLP leader Okram Ibobi, MPCC President Gaikhangam, MLA K. Ranjit, MLA Mirabai, MLA Th. Lokeshore , Moirangthem Okendro, Victor Keishing among others along with congress activists stage a sit-in –protest   demanding unconditional apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal for his derogatory statement to AICC president Sonia Gandhi.   
Addressing a BJP rally, Sonipat in Haryana, CM Manohar Lal had humiliated the Congress president by mocking at her and the congress party about 5 days back.  
 “After the defeat in the Lok Sabha election, Rahul (Gandhi) quit as party president and said the new Congress chief would not be from the Gandhi family. We welcomed his decision. It is good to end dynasty politics. Then, these people started searching (for a new president)... After three months, they made Sonia Gandhi the Congress chief. It was like khoda pahaad, nikli chuhiya, woh bhi mari hui... (like digging up a mountain to find a mouse, that too a dead one)”, this statement delivered by  the chief Minister was termed as irresponsible by almost all members of the Congress party including the leaders of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee , Gaikhangam and Ibobi among others.
At around noon, the congress activist while staging a protest demonstration tried to burn the effigy of the Haryana Chief Minister, however, large number of police team who were already on the site snatch the effigy and dismantle the sets for protest. Former Chief Minister and CLP leader Okram Ibobi and MPCC president Gaikhangam along with other congress legislatures were left with no choice but to stand in surprise as the congress activists confronted the police team.
Later, the Congress leaders and the workers went inside the MPCC office complex and burnt the effigy of the Haryana Chief Minister shouting slogans demanding immediate apology for his derogatory statement.
“This a totalitarian regime, we are not allowed to stage democratic protest”, MPCC president Gaikhangam told media persons.
On being asked why the main gate of the MPCC office had to be closed during the protest that too inside the office premises, Gaikhangam said that the congress workers had already experienced excess and brutalities of the state force under the command of the present government.
“They had fired tear gas shells, mock bomb inside the office complex of the MPCC during a protest demonstration earlier , many workers sustained injury and many had to be hospitalized. As we do not want our workers to get injured by their drastic action our workers might have closed the gate”, Gaikhangam said.
The MPCC president further lambasted the present BJP led regime for their humiliation to the constitution of India.
“ Lamdamse Yom lebak orakadoure (The is becoming a land of Yumraj)”, Gaikhangam said showing serious concern to the present BJP regime terming it as a Totalitarian regime. Citizens or political parties are not allowed to raise their voice against their policy and programme and the voice of the dissent had never been listened by them, Gaikhangam added.

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Manipur has everything in the field of art & culture: Prahlad Singh Patel

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Imphal, Oct. 17

Union Minister of State, Independent Charge Prahlad Singh Patel has expressed that Manipur has everything ranging from fusion music, martial arts to variety of traditional attire. However, when we visit Nagaland we cannot find these diversities. All this diversity need be accumulated and preserved continuously so that the next generation will also move forward. The Manipuri University of Culture will play an important role in preserving all these diverse culture and tradition, Minister added.

Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of the INAT, a Cultural Cum Literary Meet held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Prahlad Singh Patel assured that the state and centre work together at their capacity. University is the highest plate form to train and enlighten the youths. The cultural fusion of Manipur is a prototype which is found in the world. Other state may be famous in one particular field but Manipur is a multiplex of many areas. The Manipur University of Culture will benefit the youths of the country not only by providing jobs but also bringing fame of the state through Art & Culture, he added.

Delivering presidential speech, Art & Culture minister, Manipur L. Jayantakumar Singh said that he is fortunate to hold the portfolio of minister in charge, art & culture. Jayantakumar also appreciated the union minister of state, independent charge, Art and Culture, Government of India, for taking up initiatives to promote and develop the art & culture of Manipur. It is through the medium of culture that peace and solidarity of the nation can be maintained. It is also a vast subject as no one can master all the avenues of art and culture, he added.

Minister Jayantakumar also mentioned that paucity of fund of this department has hampered the pace of development of this sector. He appealed the ministry of culture, Government of India to provide adequate fund to construct develop the infrastructure of Manipur University of Cultural, MUC through the union minister. Project proposal of the Manipur University of Culture has already been submitted. Ministry has also given green signalto start part by part construction. Forest department has also given clearance for the site for construction of MUC, he added.

Minister Jayantakumar also sought the blessings and participation of the public to make the construction of MUC successful.

The inaugural function was also attended by Dy. Chief Minister, Manipur, Y. Joykumar Singh, Letpao Haokip, Minister YAS, Irrigation & Flood Control, Dr.RK. Ranjan Singh, MP, Nahakpam Indrajit Singh, MLA, and Bobby Waikhom, VC Manipur University of culture as guests of honour. Varieties of cultural performance were also shown by students of MUC as a part of the inaugural function.

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