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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 05 August 2017 - Imphal Times

Foul play alleged in the auctioning of 8 Vehicles by IMC Commissioner

Imphal, Aug 5: Opposition Corporators of the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) today alleged foul play to the auction of 8 condemn vehicles by the Municipal Commissioner Th. Harikumar. Speaking to reporters at IMC office today afternoon opposition leader of the Corporation T. Indrajit said certain irregularities has been found in the process of auctioning 8 so called condemn vehicle by the IMC Commissioner. The matter was raised during the ongoing assembly session yesterday by opposition MLA Khumukcham Joykishan but the answer provided by the MAHUD Minister in Charge is not satisfactory , he added. As per government rules, auctioning of condemn vehicles need to be advertised in newspapers for wide publicity. Deputy Opposition leader G. Gaidon Rongmei, while speaking during the press conference said that no proper guidelines was followed while auctioning the 8 vehicles. He said the IMC Commissioner provided two vernacular daily newspapers where advertisement were published for the purposed. When enquired at the DIPR it was found that the newspapers that they produced turn out to be fact. While such a matter should be directed to the DIPR for publication as advertisement, the commissioner mentioned only for publication of the items as news to newspaper. The vehicles were to one bidder , which the Commissioner term as the highest bidder identified as N. Roben Meitei, Proprietor, M/ NRSR Automobiles Yairipok. The disposed vehicles includes Roller, TATA 407 Water Tanker, Tipper Trucks (Ashok Leyland-909), 2 Tractors, Mahindra jeep and an Ambassabor. MRP fixed for the condemn vehicles was 157500 and the firm price was 1,61m500 which meant that there is not much competition to MRP fixed and the firm price. (fig.1) The Corporators further said that as the vehicles were disposed on the ground that those were condemned, the transport department should not provide any registration numbers or certificate to these vehicles. On the matter of how the IMC Commissioner produced the two newspapers with the advertisement, it has been found that the DIPR has not received any such notice from the IMC for advertisement. And further it has also been confirmed that the received signed with seal of the DIPR is a fake one and there is no entry record for the said notification to the office memorandum on the date stated by the Commissioner IMC.

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Wayward rules of law

Crimes against the weaker and most vulnerable sections of the society of whom children and women are the chief constituents are on the rise despite the innumerable discussions, debates, slogans, agitations and protests. This calls for a deeper look into the loopholes or other defects which is preventing the law and order system from being effectively utilized or implemented. The dismal track record of conviction of crimes needs to be altered drastically for the legal system of the country to have any impact on the society. The present opportunity for the Government and the legal system to make that much needed image makeover should not be allowed to go scot free. However cruel it may sound, the criminals need to be dealt with according to the severity of the crime, as well as the degree of brutality of the act. The perpetrators clearly acted beyond humanly possible acts of perversion. Considerations of leniency on any moral or physiological ground do not merit mentioning, nor should it be a factor in awarding the sentence. The State authorities who are concerned with safeguarding the rights and safety of the children and women, who at the moment, are apparently taking things too easy, should be infused with a sense of direction and purpose if we are to expect any sort of positive change from the present scenario. It would not be an exaggeration to point out that the disorganized and disconnected manner of implementation of schemes and other development projects has a lot to do in confusing and confounding the public. Till now, the general public is in the dark as to the working or any other detail about special schemes such as the Integrated Child Development Schemes which is supposed to be running smoothly in the State. Making the general public aware of the means and system of protection and redressal along with a strict system of implementation will go a long way in mitigating the social evils, if not totally eliminate them. Hope new regime understand our points.

CM clarifies on Raksha Bandhan news

Imphal, Aug 5: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has clarified that his government has not issued any order for celebration of Raksha Bhandhan at any of the government office. In his face book post the Chief Minister wrote, “This news item is fake and has nothing to do with the state government. Such order was never issued from DP or any state govt department. Legal action has been initiated against the newspaper for trying to spread fake news without attempting to verify from the concerned department. We are living in a world where misinformation can spread like wildfire. I request users to be careful with such malicious attempts to malign my govt.”

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Drug seized

Imphal, August 5: Troops of 12 Assam Rifles Posted at Khudengthabi today seized 280 gms of brown sugar and 2950 WY tablets from a person coming from Moreh towards Palel with one Maruti Alto at around 11.30 am. The apprehended pperson has been identified as Najamkhula Haokip from Moreh Ward no. 1. The seized 280 gms of brown sugar is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore and 12 lakhs in and 2950 WY tablets about Rs 14 lakhs 75 thousands in the international market.

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6th Month Vistarak Ceremony flagged off

Imphal, August 5: Chief Minister N Biren flagged off the 6th Month Vistarak Ceremony-Pandit Deendayal Upadhya Birth Centenary from BJP Manipur Pradesh’s office Nityaipat Chuthek, Imphal this morning. Speaking to the media persons, N Biren, Chief Minister of Manipur said that the main objective of the event is to spread messages on the nationalism feelings to the youth of Manipur. The volunteers of Vistarak will visits 2794 polling booths in all assembly constituencies of the state during the whole 6 months to spread the message of the achievement of three years of Narendra Modi government and 100 days of the N Biren led state government. Chief Minister also said that the volunteers will also spread messages to observe the patriots day on August 13 in the memory of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighter of the state and Independence day on August 15 in the state. Today’s event was organised as part of the 100th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhya who is consider one of the important leaders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh where 30 vehicles and 20 volunteers of Vistarak took part. Th Bishwajit, Works Minister, leaders and members of BJP Manipur Pradesh attended the event.

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GoI silence on NSCN-IM order to take permission from them while implementing contract work

Imphal, Aug 5: Armed group presently engaging in peace talk with the government of India NSCN-IM has directed all concerns to take prior permission from the NCSN-IM if any contractors desirous of executing 11th Phase (Manipur Sector) PMGSY works. The statement said that works of 11th Phase (Manipur Sector) PMGSY shall monitored and implemented in the following manners: 1. Only the recommended contractors may apply for tender for smooth And better implementation/ execution of tender/work. 2. Tender bidding should be within the scheduled rate or above. 3. Contractors are to apply tender only within their own district. 4. Any Contractors desirous of applying in another district shall be first take Prior permission from the Contractors Association of the district he/she wishes to apply. The outfit in a statement threaten dire consequences if violated the rules. Mention may be made that the cease fire is not openly extended to the state of Manipur and the manner at which the NSCN-IM releases the order showed that the NSCN-IM is running a parallel government in Hill area of Manipur and the India government is not taking up any action for such order.

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One Day Reproductive Child Health Camp for flood relief held

Thoubal,Aug.5: Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer Thoubal the District Health Society Thoubal in association with Prosperous Manipur organised One Day Reproductive Child Health Camp for Flood Relief at Uchiwa Turel Wangma Thoubal District on 5th August, 2017. Ch. Basanta Singh, District Programme Manager, District Health Society, Thoubal, Dr. T. Brojen Singh of RIMS, Imphal and Shri Th. Bonbihari Singh, Secy. Prosperous Manipur witnessed the Free medical health camp. 5 doctors along with paramedical staffs examined 250 patients including pregnant mother and child. The District Mobile Medical Unit Thoubal provides Free Ultra sound test and other lab. Investigations to the patients. Medicines were provided to the patients by the organisers. A token of love and appreciation letter and a Memento was presented to all the doctors and other paramedical staffs present today by Prosperous Manipur in appreciation for  their selfless service to the flood affected peoples. L. Birla Singh, Secy. YSDA, Uchiwa Turel Wangma thanked the District Health Society Thoubal and Prosperous Manipur for organising health camp in the area.

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