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Bad image of Health Dept. as officer abstains from office for two months

IT News
Imphal, Feb 17,

Image of the Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of Manipur is once more being maligned as authority concern for issuing of drug license stop working for around two months as the concerned officer responsible for issuance of the license remain absent for 2 months.
Report with the Imphal Times said that Akoijam Singhajit , who is the competent authority for issuance of license for whole sale and retail drug pharmacy stopped attending office from December 12 , 2018 till February 16, 2019, without submitting any application for leave. As of now Imphal Times could not access information on the kind of action initiated against him for maligning the good image of State Health Department. 

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CM launches Senior Citizens’ Forum

DIPR
Imphal, Feb 17,

 Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Forum in a function held at Khabam Lamkhai in Imphal East District today.

Speaking at the function as the chief guest, N. Biren Singh said that the State Government would try to bring out a legislation to penalise those who do not bother to look after and give care to their elderly parents. Stating that Manipur is a State which has a tradition of giving high respect to senior citizens, the Chief Minister observed that every person ought to put aside at least a little part of their total earning as maintenance amount of their elderly parents.
Regarding people’s apprehension of bringing an ordinance by the Central Government on the backdrop of not tabling Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Chief Minister urged the public not to worry stating that Centre would never take any decision concerning the North East region or Manipur without consulting or taking consent from these States.
The Chief Minister said that people should always think twice and restrain themselves as far as possible from selling their valued ancestral lands. To conserve diminishing paddy fields and wetlands, the State Government has taken up steps to effectively enforce the Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014, he added.
N. Biren Singh said that construction of public parks having outdoor gym in 17 wards of Imphal Municipal Corporation had already begun. He also said that outdoor gyms would be installed in two places each of all the Assembly Constituencies of the State.

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STDC to organise mass rally on March 3

IT News
Imphal Feb. 17,

Schedule Tribe Demand Committee (STDC), a body spearheading  the movement for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in Schedule tribe list of Manipur declared today that the said committee will organise a mass rally on the 3rd of March to make heed to the government that their demand is a serious issue.
Speaking to media person General Secretary in-charge of STDC Keithelakpam Bhogendrajit said that series of talks had been done with the Chief minister and also in most talks he have given verbal assurance time and again though failing to give a written assurance about it. He further said that the government is now using delaying tactics to suppress the movement. He added that the inclusion of Meetei/Meitei will give a constitutional safeguard to the Meeteis in protecting its culture and identity.
It can be mention that the said organisation has even called bandh and to obstruct the ongoing process of railway construction even though delayed after talks with CM assuring it once more.
Bhogendrajit said that there demand is a rights given under the constitution. So a normal procedure would simply add the Meetei in ST list as they fulfilled the criteria of being a tribe to be enlisted. And this inclusion will lead to bring constitutional safeguard for the Meetei community.
He further appealed the people of the state to join the mass rally for the protection of culture and identity of the Meetei and also added that they made to fall the rally on Sunday not to hamper the school goers.
Bhogendrajit finally warned that the bandh and the obstruction of Railway construction which was called off is not completely withdrawn and such act will also be done if the government fails to consider it as a serious issue.

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Imphal West Election Nodal Officers’ Meeting Held

Imphal, Feb 17,

District Election Officer (DEO), Imphal West District ShriNaorem Praveen Singh today chaired a meeting of the Nodal Officers of the district to oversee the preparedness on various fronts for the forthcoming 17th LokSabha Election 2019 in order to make the election process a success.

Various matters pertaining to manpower, training of polling personnel, transport management plan, communication plan, media, establishment of helpline and complaint redressal, expenditure monitoring, security, etc., were discussed during the meeting. The DEO also informed the officers about ECI’s newly launched android-based app call ‘cVIGIL’, which stands for “citizens’ vigil’- an unique app for voters to report poll code violations. The DEO further stated that ‘cVIGIL’ which is a new initiative of ECI to ensure prompt reporting of Model Code violations with proper evidence and in a time- bound manner will be operationalized for the first time in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

The District Election Officer asked the officers to remain vigilant and acquaint themselves with the knowledge, rules and guidelines of the Election Commission of India, so that the process of the election could be held smoothly and fairly. The meeting was attended by ADM, Imphal West,    Election Officer, Imphal West, Addl. SP (L&O), Imphal West and nodal officers designated for various activities.

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