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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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National Education Day observed

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Imphal, Nov 11

National Education Day is observed today to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.
In connection with the observance of the National Education Day, Union Minister for Human Resource Development  Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank interacted with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya from across the nation through video conferencing.
The Minister also launches SWAYAM 2.0. to take education to every doorstep of India,
SWAYAM is a programme initiated by the government to provide the best teaching-learning resources to all.
Here in the state, The day  was observed at Manipur University. In connection with the observance of the National Education Day, 1st State Level Painting Competition was organised at Manipur University.  The observance was graced by Sandhyarani Ningthoujam , Finance Officer as Chief Guest, Dr. R.K. Suresh Singh , HoD ACEE, MU as Guest of Honour and Dr. Maibam Chourjit as President.
The painting competition was organised in three categories. Group A from Class III to V , Group B from Class VI to Class VIII and Group C from Class IX to Class XII under the theme – “Our Environment , Education System and Nation Building.  In Group  A Brikrama Lourembam stood 1st Position , in group C Martine Tongbram of Pitambra English School top and in Group C Venish Keisham of Pitrambra English School top.

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Assam Rifles seizes 2 packets of contraband worth Rs 10 lakh in Tengnoupal

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Imphal Nov. 10,

Troops of Assam Rifles seized two packets of contraband drugs worth Rs 10.40 lakh from a person in

in Khudengthabi Check post, Tengnoupal, Manipur on November 8.

During a routine vehicle check, troops of Assam Rifles recovered two packets of Heroin weighing approximately 26 gms from one of the passenger.

The drugs were seized from a white Colour Bus bearing registration No. MN 0601BA 0066. On carrying out a thorough check of the bus the team recovered two packets of Heroin.

The passenger has been identified as Mr. Lalkhogou, 64-years-old, a resident of Churachandpur.

The detained individual and the recovered items have been handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation.

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COCOMI continues its alert protest and rally

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Imphal, Nov 9

Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) continues its series of alert protest in the state demanding disclosure of the content of the agreement between the NSCN-IM and Government of India. Alert protest were staged today at Kshetri Awang Leikai Mina Bazar organised by United Women Rights Defenders, Khongman Zone- 4 and 5, Wangjing, Langjing Achouba, Langjing Makha Leikai, Lukram Leirak, Keishampat Leimajam Leikai, Takyel ITI ,etc.

Thoubal District Transporter Union and Wangjing Magic drivers, Wingers drivers and Diesel Auto drivers also staged alert sit in protest at Thoubal and Wangjing.

A human chained was also formed at National Highway by students of Khongjom Standard English School and shouted slogans like ‘Long Live Manipur’ No one can harm the territorial integrity of Manipur’ etc.

A large number of women folk from Pishum Oinam Leikai area also stage an alert protest rally from Pishum Thong to Keishamthong today afternoon. Another group of Meira Paibi also thronged to the resident of Minister Th. Bishwajit at Thongju in Imphal West.

Speaking to media persons at Wangjing, a woman said that the peace talk between NCSN-IM and Government of India should not harm the integrity of Manipur. She added that all the 60 MLAs of Manipur should call special or emergency assembly session to discuss the matter between Manipur and Nagaland and should announce the solution in the public. She further said that if the India government secretly agrees to the agreement without noticing the public, serious agitation and sacrifices will be made to safeguard the integrity of Manipur.  

Meanwhile, transporters of Imphal-Moreh route will halt its service tomorrow and join the alert protest being organised by the Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI). Transporters’ body of the light vehicle passenger service today said that any transporter which fails to join the alert protest will be awarded penalty by cancelling their permits for a period of three month by the association.

Our Jiri Correspondent added that an alert sit in protest at Lalpani Government High School, Jiribam , today cautioning against any negative impact to the integrity of the State as a result of the Naga political issue.

The students of school participated in the alert protest and chanted slogans as - “Long Live Manipur”, Don’t break Manipur”.

Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the protest, Asst. Co-ordinator of COCOJMI W. Democha Singh said  the sit in protest which was organised by COCOJMI, demanding the central Government for disclosure of final solution of Naga peace talk. He also cautioned if the government create any problem to the interest of Manipur while  bringing solution of Indo Naga peace accord then the people of Manipur is prepared for various forms of stringent agitation.

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DC Imphal West denies information sought through RTI

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Imphal, Nov 8

Office of the Deputy Commissioner Imphal West has denied giving information sought through Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005 to a citizen of the country. The office of the Deputy Commissioner Imphal West also degrade the Manipur Information Commission by not appearing and filing written statement over the reason for failure to provide information sought by Yengkhom Praveena Devi, daughter of Y. Shyamo Singh of Khongman Mayai Leikai, Imphal East.

Yengkhom Praveena Devi had sought information about the procedure for mutation of land with record of Jammabandi/Patta No. 216(old)/ 397 (New) covered by C.S. Dag No. 1110 measuring 0.12920 acres situated at 47-Chingamakha Village. The applicant, who is a citizen of the country had sought information by providing a copy of the mutation petition and its procedure of the said land among others.

Yengkhom Praveena Devi sought the information from the (SPIO) DC Imphal West first on July 30, 2019. After the DC Office did not give any reply she again sought the information from the Revenue Commissioner on September 4, 2019 and after failure to provide the information the appellant appealed the matter to the Manipur Information Commission on October 14, 2019. The commission after hearing the matter on October 15, 2015 summoned the authority of the office DC Imphal West to appear and file a written statement today (Nov. 8, 2019)   at 11.45 am.

However, without giving any proper lawful explanation, none of the authority of the DC Imphal West Office appeared before the commission. The Commission reserved the order but stated that the matter will be heard and determined in the absence of the DC office.  

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