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Fitting tribute paid to Haipou Jadonang on 86th Death Anniversary

Imphal, Aug 29: Fitting tribute was paid to freedom fighter Haipou Jadonang on his 86th Death anniversary at Puiluanh Village, Noney district, the birth place and the place where he was put to rest with traditional fervour.
The day is observed as 86th Martyr’s Day of Haipou Jadonang by the  organising committee.
G. Ganguiliu, MCS, Sub-Divisional Officer, Nungba , Aphang Gonmei, Former member ADC, Tamenglong and Kakaodai Gangmei, Chairman, Kombiron Village authority graced the occasion as Chief Guest, President and Guests of honours respectively.
Fitting floral tribute was paid to the portrait of the martyrs as a mark of respect to the leader.
Puiluanh Village, the birth place of the martyr is about 140 Km from Imphal along NH 37 and is under Nungba Subdivision under Noney district.

Large number of people attending the 86th Death Anniversary offer holy wine to the departed soul where the mortal remains of Jadonang was laid to rest in 1931.
Later, a two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the freedom fighter. Jadonang stood against British imperialist.
Speakers during the function recall the courage of Jadonang and his love for his people.
He died on this day in 1931 in the hand of the British. Speakers on the occasion further called on the people to remember him and pay respect to his courage. He should be recognised as freedom fighter, a speaker added.

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MPSC again: the clarification that reveals the error

This is not court room where evidence is a much to prove the wrongs. A mere clarification that too, a statement which justifies the wrongs is not what is being expected from an office like MPSC. On larger context MPCS is an institution that shape the faith of the state as this is the body that recruits tomorrow’s administrators.
To be precise, an institution like MPSC should make no room for criticism, and if it happens the one looking after it should make public apology and accept moral responsibility. The expectation, the trust and the peoples’ hope for a change to the running of the MPSC after the appointment of a new chairman seems to be shattered as the first recruitment test conducted after the new chairman assumed office is no different from those of the earlier.
Imphal Times published an article on its August 27 issue under the heading ‘Back door entry at MPSC Manipur’ written by Mohd Amir. The write up points out series of error in the process of the recruitment beginning from distribution of Admit cards to conducting of the test twice on another date. The writer also question about the motive behind the inclusion of eligibility criteria to Master Degree certificate holder in Science stream when the post should be from among those specialize in mass communication and journalism.

Imphal Times have a copy of the notification issued by the MPSC on August 21, signed by the Secretary of MPSC H. Gyan Prakash.
In its clarification, the authority of the MPSC accepted its error in issuing admit cards to three candidates. The statement also stated that no candidate with Master degree (Science) or any other stream has been allowed to appear the recruitment exam conducted on August 25. This is on contrary to its notification dated August 21.
The clarification in response to the article published in Imphal Times clearly indicates that there have been some wrongs in the recruitment process this time. And blaming a third party for the error they committed cannot be an excuse.  We also produce the clarification from the MPSC and left to the people on whether MPSC is on the right tract or not after the appointment of the new chairman.

Clarification from the MPSC on Imphal Times article; MPSC Examination for District Information Officer held on 25th August, 2017

It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that three candidates who downloaded their Admit Cards for the above examination got the dates wrong in the first download due to technical glitch (i.e. Admit Card showing 31st August instead of 25th August). Due to the technical glitch, the three aspirants could not sit for the examination held on 25th August. There has been no change in the schedule of the examination from the beginning of the notification. The candidates concerned could have counter checked from any other source for confirmation if there is any change of date of examination. The technical glitch in these cases are being investigated with “Cube Ten” responsible for running the particular programme. Not with standing, the technical mistake is regretted.
The Commission considered the above issue on priority and took a decision to provide opportunity to appear for the posts of Public Relation Officer (PRO) examination to candidates who had not earlier applied for the said post, to be held on 28th August. Accordingly, the last date was relaxed for such candidates, whose admit card showed wrong date. However, only one candidates applied to take the offer and arrangements were made accordingly. It has been learnt later that the same candidate did not appear in the examination for the said post (PRO) on 28th August due to objection raised by few candidates out of 124 candidates, inside the examination hall, just before the commencement of the said examination. Someone has also written in Imphal Times dated 27th August that candidates with Master’s Degree in science has been allowed to appear for the examination held on 25th August. It is also alleged that these persons are relatives of MPSC staff and that these vacancies have already been sold out to politicians. It is clarified that only candidates with Graduate/Master’s Degree in Journalism and/or Mass Communications/Communications, have been allowed to appear in the examination after due examination of the course content/papers appeared by the candidates for their respective degrees. NO(no) candidate with Master’s Degree (Science) or in any other stream has been allowed.  It is unfortunate that such unfounded, baseless and despicable allegation with a figment of dark imagination have been put in public domain. Such writings have the potential to poison the young minds of our people. MPSC appeals to all concerned to refrain from such with allegations. However, the Commission welcomes any positive suggestion/feedback at all time.  

President Kovind to confer Arjuna Awards to 17 eminent sportsmen including Boxer Devendro Singh and footballer Oinam Bembem Devi

Imphal, Aug 29: The nation will witness President Ram Nath Kovind awarding  Arjuna Awards to 17 eminent sportsmen including Boxer Devendro Singh and footballer Oinam Bembem devi  and  who have brought laurels to the nation by winning medals at international sporting events today evening.
The awards will be conferred on today evening at Rastrapati Bhavan on occasion of the National Sports Day, which is celebrated on August 29 every year to mark the birthday of Dhyan Chand. Various programs are being conducted through the country to celebrate the National Sports day. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President.
The President will also confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Khel Ratna Award is honoured for the players spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years at international level. The Arjuna Awards are given to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports while the Dronacharya Award is sports coaching honour.
Given in the list is the list of Sports person to be conferred Arjuna Award:
Anthony Amalraj (Table Tennis): Anthony has been a constant threat for table tennis star Sharath Kamal and has time and again given the star a run for his money. But interestingly the Tamil Nadu born athlete paired with Kamal and won silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket): Having made his Test debut in 2010, Pujara recently played his 50th Test during the second game of the just concluded series against Sri Lanka.
Devendro Singh (Boxing): The boxer’s biggest achievement was winning the silver at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. He has been representing the country for over a decade now.
Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket): A part of the team that ended runners-up in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, Harmanpreet has become a household name in recent times with her consistent showing on the cricket field. She was the first Indian to play in the Big Bash League.
Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi): He has been a vital cog of the national team and was also a member of the team that finished with a gold in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2016 World Cup.
Jyothi Surekha Vennam (Archery): A swimmer who turned archer, Jyothi has been a consistent performer, having won an individual gold in the 2015 Asian Championship.
Khushbir Kaur (Athletics): She made the headlines when she won the bronze in the 10km race walk at the Asian Junior Championship. She then went on to win a silver at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
Oinam Bembem Devi (Football): She will be the second woman footballer after Shanti Mullick to receive the prestigious award. She was a member of the Indian team that won gold at the 2016 South Asian Games. Prakash Nanjappa (Shooting): The pistol shooter won bronze in the 10m air pistol at the 2013 World Cup, then won silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and followed it up with a team bronze at the Incheon Asian Games.
Prashanti Singh (Basketball): One of the most well-known faces in women’s basketball, she made her debut for the country in 2002 and represented India at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014.
Rajiv Arokia (Athletics): Arokia won bronze in the 2014 Asian Games and finished second in the Asian championships in Bhubaneswar last month. The 400m runner has been a consistent performer.
Saketh Myneni (Tennis): There has been a lot of debate on whether Rohan Bopanna should have been handed the award, but the jury went with the Davis Cupper won two medals at 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Satyawart Kadian (Wrestling): He first represented India at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and ended up with the bronze medal. He recently won a gold at the 2016 Commonwealth Championship.
Shiv Chawrasia (Golf): In 2008, he won the Indian Masters and also has eight title on the Indian Tour. He made his Asian Tour debut in 2006 and has won six titles since.
SV Sunil (Hockey): The hockey star was adjudicated Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Player of the Year in 2016. Having made his international debut in 2007, he has been an integral member of the national team.
Thangavelu Mariyappan (Para Athlete): He won gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in high jump and in the process became the first Indian to win gold since 2004.
Varun Bhati (Para Athlete): The high jumper picked bronze at the 2016 Paralympic Games and once again he claimed bronze at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.
The two sports persons selected for Khel Ratna Awards are
Devendra Jhajharia (Para Athlete) and Sardar Singh (Hockey).

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91 more LPG gas distributed under PMUYS at Chandel

Imphal, Aug 29: 91 more LPG Gas were distributed under Prime Minister Ujjawala Yojana Scheme (PMUYS) to selected beneficiaries in a function held today at Indoor Stadium, Japhou Keithel Chandel district.  
The function was attended by IFCD and YAS Minister Letpao Haokip, D.C, Chandel Krishna Kumar (IAS) and Manager of Indian oil Corporation Ltd. Stephen Chingkhanson  Guite as dignitaries. Under the PMUYS 19,000 families in Chandel district will get LPG Gas. Already S  BD Gas Agency has already distributed 254 families. With today’s distribution the total LPG distributed reached 345. The agency is targeting to reach the number to 468 by September this year.

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US official in Dhaka ahead of Indian Ocean conference

By Siam Sarower Jamil
Dhaka, Aug 29: Acting assistant secretary of US state department for South and Central Asian affairs Alice Wells arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit early Tuesday.
Alice Wells, also acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has held a meeting with foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali.
The US official, in her maiden trip to Dhaka, will meet the prime minister’s advisers on energy, defence and international affairs on Tuesday. She will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday, a senior official said.
She is likely to have meetings with business leaders and civil society representatives to discuss US cooperation in the region.
The US official will leave Dhaka on Wednesday.
On 1 September, Alice Wells will speak at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo, which will bring together high-level officials from around the world to discuss peace, progress, and prosperity in the Indian Ocean region.

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KVK Chandel, organised the “Sankalp Se Siddhi” Letpao Haokip calls on farmers to improve cultivation

Imphal, Aug 29: Imphal Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Chandel, organised the “Sankalp Se Siddhi” or “Determination to Attainment” New India Movement 2017 – 2022, on 29th August 2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference Hall, Chandel.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Letpao Haokip, Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs, Irrigation and Flood Control, Government of Manipur.
The function was graced by Krishna Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandel as Guest of Honour and Dr. Narendra Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR, Research Complex, Manipur as Functional President. In this occasion As. Elias, ADM, Chandel; Siddharath Singh, SDM, Chandel; N. Shokhongam Baite, SDM, Khengjoy and  Md. Zakiruddin, ASP, Chandel also attended the programme as dignitaries.
During the programme all dignitaries and participants took the Pledge to build a New India by 2022; an India that is devoid of corruption is clean, has no poverty, is free of terrorism, and has no distinction on the basis of caste and religion, which was administered by Letpao Haokip. Addressing the gathering,  Haokip emphasized on the need of equipping farmers with good quality seeds, organic fertilizers and irrigation facilities to increase their income. He also urged upon the farmers to insure their crops through The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme) which was launched by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 18 February 2016, stating that agriculture is highly susceptible to risks of natural calamities.
In conclusion, Letpao Haokip called upon the KVKs, ICAR, District Administration, line departments and the farmers to work together to make Sankalp Se Siddhi a success by 2022.
Shri Krishna Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandel stressed on the importance of “Sankalp Se Siddhi” and the District administration was planning to work on, pooling in all the available manpower and resources for the success of Government of India’s Vision. Dr, Narendra Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR, Research Complex, Manipur elaborated the
“Sankalp Se Siddhi” seven point programmes for doubling farmers’ income by 2022. The programme envisages doubling income of farmers by providing better irrigation facilities, ensuring high quality of planting material, enhancing availability of organic inputs, practicing soil test based fertilizer application and minimising post-harvest losses. In the later part of the day, a film show on improved farming techniques was shown to the participating farmers. Around 110 farmers participated in the said programme.

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