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Restored Academic normalcy in MU breached as PVC entered the complex to take charge; Admission form counter closed; Students appearing exam mentally disturbed; MUSA shuts A block

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Imphal, Sept 20,

Normalcy of academic activities, which was resumed after around 85 days of impasse at Manipur University has been once more breached after Pro VC Prof. Y Yugindro Singh, appointed by VC AP Pandey when he was on leave on the approval of the Chancellor today entered the University complex to take charge of the VC today afternoon.

In Charge VC , who had taken casual leave had also accompanied him along with security personnel with arms inside the Manipur University complex.

Students appearing today’s examination were mentally disturbed some failing to concentrate with the new development. Students who came to take admission form have to return home as the counter shuts down in protest to the new development.

Tension once more grips the University complex with men in khaki with arms and ammunition came escorting the PVC and in charge VC.

Later, a talk was held between the PVC and Prof. Shyamkesho on the other side and MU community on the other side.

What is more interesting is that even as the MHRD have every knowledge of the independent enquiry committee which is being underway and also having knowledge that the Registrar in Charge Prof. Sh. Dorendrojit Singh is presently the nodal officer of the enquiry committee as per the MoA signed on August 16, the MHRD  authority signed by one Vijay Kumar, Under Secretary to the Government of India addressed the letter to Prof. M. Shyamkesho, whom by virtue of the University authority is on leave and stated that the Pro VC will hold the Charge of the VC as he had been suspended on Sept 17 till the completion of the enquiry.

As per the “Statutes of the University” under the MU Act 2005, clause 4 states that “appointment of Pro Vice Chancellor ought to be BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL on the recommendation of the VC, meaning - VC can’t unilaterally appoint someone as PVC”. Thus, AP Pandey can’t and doesn’t have the legal authority to appoint a PVC while he was on official leave (without the acceptance of the EXECUTIVE COUNCIL of MU on his nominee as PVC). So, there isn’t a PVC at the moment and hence, MHRD’s notification as well as prof Shyamkesho’s notification informing someone as PVC as well as VC in charge is illegal and not permitted. This was argued by a scholar from the Manipur University to the recent recognition of Pro-VC by MHRD.

The representative of the MU community further stated that the clause is “4. Pro-Vice-Chancellor.—(1) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor: Provided that where the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor is not accepted by the Executive Council, the matter shall be referred to the Visitor who may either appoint the person recommended by the Vice-Chancellor or ask the Vice-Chancellor to recommend another person to the Executive Council: Provided further that the Executive Council may, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, appoint a Professor to discharge the duties of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in addition to his own duties as a Professor.”

In the PVC appointment notification, AP Pandey had mentioned the term “In ANTICIPATION of the approval of Executive Council”, which means.. “Executive Council hasn’t hold a meeting on the topic of appointment of a PVC and neither such a nominee recommendation has been formally accepted by the Executive Council of the MU”. Please let everyone know if otherwise on the Executive Council’s meeting date/time and minutes of meeting note to substantiate the proof of acceptance of someone as PVC, he added.

Till the filing of this story, talks between the PVC and the MU authority are still underway.

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Court convicts life imprisonment to Khulem Jiten

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Imphal, Sept 20,


District Session Court Imphal West today convicted life imprisonment to Khullem Jiten Singh (41 yrs) son of Kh. Kendrajit of Naoremthong Khullem leikai, who was found guilty of murdering his uncle on the evening of June 30, 2015.

Justice Maibam Manojkumar announced the verdict today saying that the guilty is punishable under section 302, 307 and 27 for life imprisonment. The Judge   also directed the state social welfare department to compensate an amount of Rs. 5 lakh to the next kin of the deceased Khullem Khrishnamohon and another Rs. 50, 000/- to the injured Khullem Priyobratta.

Both Priyobratta and Khrishnamohon were uncle of the culprit. He fired the duo using his license gun on the evening of June 30 , 2015. Krishnamohon succumbed to his injury however Priyobratta managed to survived.

The Session court found the culprit found guilty on September 18 and the verdict for punishment was announced today.

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State Government fetes Governor on winning outstanding Parliamentarian Award

Imphal, Sept 20,

Governor Smt. Najma Heptulla has exhorted the people of Manipur especially youths to make Manipur famous in the world.
She was speaking at the felicitation function organised in her honour by the State Government on her receiving the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound in Imphal East District today.
The Governor said, “I wish all the young people a very bright future. You have the most beautiful State which I call the God’s Own Paradise, which is not discovered by the world yet. We have to make the world discover it.”
Dr. Heptulla said that she keeps on thinking about Manipur as the State has a huge potential in different fields, and there are lots of things to be done as well. Stating that Manipur is in the forefront in women empowerment in the entire country, the Governor expressed pleasure that the new Government has been inaugurating women markets in different parts of State one after another which is a true example of empowering women further.
Remembering the early parts of her career as a Parliamentarian, Smt. Najma Heptulla said that she chose to be appointed as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha when the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi offered her the post of a State Minister.
Stating that the position of Deputy Chairman did not have any financial authority, and she insisted that all the Rajya Sabha files regarding the appointment, promotion and salaries should not come to her. All these files went to the Chairman’s office, and she only chose to preside the Upper House as a Deputy Chairman, the Governor said.
People’s thinking and attitude have changed a lot in the past one and half years ever since the new Government was instated in the State.
It was because of the confidence building activities done by the Government, she observed.
She keeps on writing to the Prime Minister about every single happening of the State. He informed him that she along with the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers have been travelling to the nook and corner of the State to look into people’s needs.
 Speaking at the occasion, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that many Governors had come and gone during his political career spanning around 15 years. However, no Governor was so concerned about Manipur like the current Governor.

 Dr.  Najma Heptulla has been guiding the State Government as a guardian in all spheres whether it may be in the development front or in the issues besieging the State.
The Chief Minister said that no matter Smt. Heptulla’s association with Manipur was just a little more than 2 years old, her understanding and love for the State was immense, and it was reflected in her action.
Soon after she assumed the office of Governor of Manipur, she took the initiative of introducing Flying Doctors in the State, the Chief Minister said while adding that the noble project is ready to launch with the blessings of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Moreover, the Governor is so concerned about the present condition of Loktak Lake, he said. Stating that Smt. Heptulla has been putting in constant efforts and sharing valuable thoughts and suggestions to protect the largest freshwater lake in North East India, the Chief Minister said that the Governor was also a great admirer of Sangai and Shirui Lily as well.
N. Biren also said that the Governor has a great desire to promote Manipuri culture and other potentials not only to the rest of India but also to the world.
Maintaining that Manipur is so lucky to have Smt. Heptulla as its Governor, the Chief Minister said that she had requested the Prime Minister to include Imphal in the list of iconic cities of the country as well.
Her contribution towards solving some key issues besieging the State was really commendable, he said while adding that the Governor is ready to extend her full co-operation and support to the State Government when the need arises.
N. Biren said that the people of Manipur feel extremely proud and happy for her on receiving the prestigious award. He said that Smt. Heptulla is a parliamentarian par excellence, a versatile personality, gifted orator and an accomplished scholar.
Earlier, Chief Secretary Dr. Suresh Babu read out the citation of award.
Ministers Th. Biswajit, L. Jayantakumar, Karam Shyam, Th. Shyamkumar, Shri L. Dikho, V. Hangkhanlian, Nemcha Kipgen, Th. Radheshyam, MP K. Bhabananda and Chief Secretary Dr. J Suresh Babu were seated on the dais. MLAs and high ranking civil and police officials were also present at the occasion.

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Bishwajit credited talented sportspersons of the state for Natl. Sports University

Imphal, Sept. 20,

Government Spokesperson Thongam Biswajit Singh said that the approval for establishment of a sports university in the State is the Centre’s acknowledgement of the State sportspersons’ performances, talents and activities.  
Biswajit was speaking today at the formal flagging off ceremony of the 20-member FC Imphal City team for the 16th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament U-17 (Boys) – 2018, Youth Affairs & Sports, Chandigarh. The tournament will be played from 21st September to 30th September. The flag off ceremony was held at Kangla western gate. Addressing media persons after the flag-off ceremony, Shri Biswajit said that the present government at the Centre has acknowledged the performance of the sports persons of the State. The coming of the university in the State is the fruit of the sportspersons’ hard-work.
Sports and culture identify our State to the outside world, he said adding that the present Shri Biren Singh led government in the State has been supporting and encouraging sportspersons and will continue to do so.
Biswajit also wished the FC Imphal City team all the success.
Meanwhile, speaking on the sideline of the ceremony to media persons, the government spokesperson also said that the Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill will be implemented as an ordinance and efforts will be put to pass it as an Act at the earliest. The ordinance will not only help in containing communal hatred and mob violence but will also show the existence of the law of land, he said.

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