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Uproar of street vendors: Tension grief Khwairambandh Keithel in Imphal

IT News Imphal, Dec 30, Tension grief Khwairambandh Keithel of Imphal today morning, after large number of street vendors uproar against the police action to them. The street vendors alleged the leaders of the license vendor of the three Khwairamband Keithel for instigating the police of driving the street vendors out from the place. “These leaders of the Khwairamband Keithel are bribing the police to drive us out from selling our vegetable”, an irate street vendors told media persons. She added on why the street vendors have to be blamed when the license vendors could not sells their goods. Today’ s uproar was rooted from a police action to a street vendor at which her vegetables were allegedly vandalized by police today morning. The last couple of few days witness vendor license holder of the three Khwairamband Keithel protesting against the inaction of the police and state authority in driving out the street vendors from the surroundings of the Khwairamband Keithel. The license vendor women had staged a protest regarding the matter some few days back. Sunday morning scene at Kwairamband Ima Keithel here in the heart of Imphal town turn ugly as the police team face hard time in controlling the roar of the street vendors. “W e want Mangi and Rani (both leader of the license vendor of Khwairambandh Keithel) to come out and settle the matter”, another street vendors told media persons today . She blamed the two leaders of the Khwairamband Keithel license street vendors for the access committed to the street vendors by the police. She said street vendors too are earning their day today bread from the sell they made at Khwairamband keithel and driving them out is nothing but cutting their livelihood. She also appealed the government to settle the matter without hurting the sentiments of the street vendors at the earliest possible time and warn of unwanted consequences in failing to do so.

 

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Arms smugglers nabbed

IT News Imphal, Dec 30, Combined team of CDO Imphal West and 6 AR rounded up two arm smugglers from Singjamei area along Imphal – Moreh route at around 8.30 pm yesterday evening. Police source said that the two arms smugglers were nabbed while they were on their way to deliver the arms and ammunitions in an Eca Van bearing registration No. No. AS12M 6067. The two arms smugglers nabbed the combined team have been identified as Seilenmang Haokip @ Ngamthang (26yrs) s/o Seingam Haokip of saitu village, kangpokpi Dist. and Deepak Kumar (24yrs) s/o Bhusan Prasad of Motbung Bazar . The two were on their way to hand over the arms and ammunition to two persons namely Suresh and Jiten at Churachandpur . Arms and ammunition recovered from their possession are One M4A1 Carbine with one fibre magazine, One M16 Rifle with one magazine and three mobile hand sets. The vehicle that they used were also detent in custody . The arrested persons along with seizures are now in Singjamei Popilce Station.

 

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AIMS demands unconditional release of Kishorchand Wangkhem

IT News Imphal Dec 30 Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpang Lup (AIMS), a student body of Manipur , today demanded unconditional release of Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha, who is detent under NSA by the government for his personal opinion regarding the celebration of Jhanshi Rani Day on November 19 this year . In a press statement, the students’ body said that detention of Kishorchandra for 12 months under NSA in connection with his statement at social networking site regarding the celebration of Janshi Rani (Rani Luxmi Bai) is nothing but a direct violation of the Human Rights by committed by the so called largest democracy of the world. AIMS further stated that India is not a country of one community , but a country of various comuntiy which have their own history , religions and which speaks different languages. It would be wrong to say that India is a land of Hindi speaking people who follow Hindu Religion, the AIMS added Kishorchandra’ s statement regarding Nationalism of Manipur on Facebook doesn’t talk about disintegration of India. There is nothing wrong for a Manipuri to love Manipur more than India. Detention of Kishorchandra under NSA is nothing but the reflection of the colonial mindset of the government which is likely an act to appease their colonial master . Before 1947, when India was yet to form, there are 565 kingdoms in the region and Janshi of Rani Luxmi Bai is also a Kingdom among it. Rani Luxmi Bai of Janshi wage war against the British after her husband died in 1853. The war was against the attempt by the then governor of British India Lord Dalhousi to recognized Ananda Rao as the King of Janshi. After the dead of Rani of Janshi the Kingdom became a colony of British . But Manipur become a part of India only after October 15, 1949, and neglecting the history of the erstwhile kingdom while building India will do no good to the people . No one should restrict to the love for their motherland, but it is better that the celebration of the freedom fighter should be done to their respective region. India should now look on why the people across the globe have been criticizing to the democracy of the t country . The AIMS further said that the student body strongly condemn the detention of Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha under NSA and demanded unconditional release of him.

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CM inspects construction work of Civil Secretariat

DIPR Imphal, Dec 30 Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inspected the ongoing construction works of Civil Secretariat located at Mantripukhri in Imphal East District today . The Chief Minister was accompanied by PWD Minister Th. Biswajit, MLA Ksh. Biren, Chief Secretary Dr . J. Suresh Babu, Chief Engineer PWD Shri Kh. Temba Singh and other officials. Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister said that around 150 labourers are working at present and another 100 labourers would also be engaged within a week to speed up the construction work. He mentioned that the government is trying its best to complete the work at the end of the February 2019. Replying to the questions regarding the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ s visit to the State, Chief Minister stated that preparations are on full swing for the Prime Minister ’s visit to the State. He highlighted that Prime Minister would be inaugurating around 10 projects and also be laying foundation stones for various projects in the State during his visit. Clarifying on the media report regarding the allegations in the recruitment in Manipur Pollution Control Board, Chief Minister said that the government would look into the matter and if any discrepancies are found in the said recruitment then the government wouldn’t be hesitate to cancel the appointment of various posts. Regarding the declaration of recruitment results of Manipur Police constables recently , Chief Minister clarified that the government acted as per the directives of the Court to declare the results of the DPC of the Manipur Police Constables 2013 and there is no question of declaring the results of the DPC Manipur Police Constables 2016 which was quashed by the Court. He further mentioned that the State Cabinet would discuss and consider sympathetically for those candidates who had applied in the DPC Manipur Police Constables 2016 in the future recruitment. Later the Chief Minister also inspected the preparation work at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal East where the Prime Minister would be addressing the public during his visit.

 

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