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MCPCR observes 7th foundation day; Nemcha Kipgen urges all the stakeholders to comply with MCPCR’s recommendations


Imphal, Nov. 12,

Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen graced the 7th Foundation Day of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) organised under the theme “Revisiting and Exploring more for Justice to Children,” held today at its office complex, North AOC, Imphal.

Addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest, Minister Nemcha highlighted the importance of the commission in protecting, promoting, constant monitoring of the basic fundamental rights of the child, generating mass awareness regarding child rights laws and many more welfare programs and activities for the children of the state.

Nemcha urges all the stakeholders including state agency, police department, law court, schools, private institutions, individuals etc. to comply with the directives and recommendations of MCPCR as it is a constitutional body. She further assured that she have been and will also extends every possible assistance and intervention from her ends if needs arises.

Social Welfare Minister also hails the commission for selflessly working with an objective that no child should be deny of their basic fundamental rights and if there’s any such case, MCPCR reaches out to such children to rehabilitate them to the normal lifestyle and she believes that the commission will continue its exceptional services in the long run too.

Chairperson, Manipur State Women Commission, Smt. M. Binota Devi, Water Resources & Minor Irrigation, Government of Manipur, Smt.Jacintha Lazarus, IAS, Chairperson, Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Smt. Sumatibala, Secretary graced the occasion as Guests of Honour and President respectively. Concern officials from various government departments were also present on this occasion.


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Security measures tighten ahead of Sangai Festival

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Imphal, Nov 12,

Besides taking up hectic preparation to make the upcoming Sangai Festival a grand success, state Home department is also taking up measures to wipe out anti social elements to make sure that all people including the tourist are safe during the festival.
As a part if the security measures police team of Bishnupur district under the supervision of Ksh.Manihar Singh Addl.SP(Ops) conducted cordon and search operation at Keibul Mandop leirak till  Keibul Kwairakpam leirak from 5 am to 7 am. The said location is in the close proximity of the venue where a part of the Festival is going to organised
Inspt. B.Lunthang Vaiphei  OC-CDO, Sukumar DSP-CDO, with  SDPO(MRG), WPS,R/L, MRG-PS and DSP-CDO keibul were also present during the search operation. A total of 245 persons including 95 women were verified and picked up 6 former rebels which were on bail and handed over to Keibul Police Station  for further verification.

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NEDF urges urgent attention on the brutal attacked to Mrs. Agnes Kharsing and Amita Sangma in East Jaintia Hill of Meghalaya

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Imphal, Nov 12,

North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) has drawn the attention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for urgent action to arrest the perpetrators who attacked Ms. Angnes and Amita Sangma brutally by the illegal coal carriers truck drivers resulting in causing serious injuries on the 8th of November, 2018 for tracking the route of illegal coal filled trucks and taking photograph of it at Tuber Sehshrieh area, East Jaintia Hills District Meghalaya. It is good to recall the fact that the National Green Tribunal had banned the coal mining activities in East Jaintia Hill.  
In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, the NEDF stated that as per credible information from the ground that the truck drivers and their associates were informed about the presence of Ms. Agnes and Amita and there is a high suspicion that some key leaders are behind the scene to let the attack take place by systematically mobilizing the drivers and their associates. It needs to be recalled that Ms. Agnes and Amita met few officials in EJH before the attack took place. The NEDF further inform that in March 2018, Mr. Poipynhum Majaw was murdered for his continuous engagement with RTI work in the same District. Till date no justice is delivered to him and his family members beside a promise were made by the Police of arresting the criminal within six months from the date of commission of the crime.
On 17th April, 2018 the house of an editor of Shillong Times, Ms. Patricia Mukhim was attacked with bomb. Not a single person involved in the attacked could be seen arrested as observed till date.
In several other instances Mr. Fullmoon Dhar was attacked, Mr. Balsa Marak, 18 year old boy was killed in Tura and Mr. Witson M Sangma was killed.
The NEDF demands to communicate with the team of NHRC’s special Investigation Unit to Visit the East Jaintia Hill and Shillong, Meghalaya to investigate the aforementioned killings. Further urge to initiate an independent investigation against each of the killing specially the killing of Mr. Majaw and attacked to Ms. Agnes and Anita.
The Forum also demanded to communicate with the Government of Meghalaya to get the details of the trucks operating in the area where the attack occurred on that day and also collect all the list of the truck owners who are taking part in the transportation of coal from EJH of Meghalaya and also to communicate with UN Special Rapporteur on the Violence against Women and its consequences and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders at the earliest.

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Kakching police begins patrolling on cycle

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Imphal, Nov 12,
Whether it will work or not in cracking down of the criminal activities, the various police station under kakching district police have started conducting patrolling on cycles. As per report police team on cycle were seen at Kakching Bazaar, Pallel Bazaar, Wabagai Lamkai Bazaar, Sugnu Bazaar and at different pockets of the villages.

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Christian Heritage Institute (CHI) ACCLIVIS Celebrated

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Tamenglong, Nov 12.

Christian Heritage Institute (CHI), Tamenglong celebrated its 3rd Acclivis, Annual Day today at New Canan, Tamenglong HQ. Acclivis program was attended by Ravinder Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner stated that, in short span of time CHI has made remarkable achievement. Education is not just information but to prepare young student for the rest of their life. With coming of technology, world is changing very fast and student need to cope with the time and that is where the role of Teacher/lecturer comes in.  ‘Be curious, be committed and do not restrict your dreams’ the DC added. On the special occasion Kaningai Riamei, Chairman CHI welcomes the dignitaries, students and well wisher. The initial dream to start an institute here was a demand of parents to have good institute. Sending our young Girls and boys to different cities have created difficult to adapt the new environment. In the process many young confident people lose their confident. This has been the problem for our people for long time. So with the support of my parent and elder to start class XI and Class XII (Higher secondary). Chairman CHI; encourage students to be the humble and rare leaders that are in demand. We have many leaders but very hard to find humble leader. Nurturing leaders is what CHI does. I stand here as a steward of almighty God with a mission, the mission and the novelist jobs to educate the young people. To me is not about competition, not about making wealth, not about pain but real process can only be achieved with cooperation and collaboration.  
Not to mention Christian Heritage Institute (CHI) have created its history in the first year 2017 by producing 100% passed in Class XII (COHSEM, Both Arts and Science) out of 76 students appeared and in 2nd year (2018) CHI produced passed 96% out of 58 student appeared in class XII. In the coming COHSEM (Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur) Exam 2019, CHI will be sending 93 students (40 Science & 53 Arts).
The ACCLIVIS was attended by SDC, School Principals of Tamenglong, alumni, parents and Church Elders.

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Nothing seems change; everything remains same

The spurt in developmental activities in the state is a positive sign of the Government gearing up to meet the challenges of the increasing needs of the people in all spheres of life. But this quickening pace of development entails an inherent risk of doing more harm than good.
Mindless removal and destruction of natural resources and altering the social setup through these activities could create an irreversible and permanent change to the very identity of this land. The results of this haphazard and impulsive rush towards development are beginning to show- roads littered with stones and dust, left untended for months with the resulting protests and roadblocks becoming an everyday affair- something that has entered the realm of a basic procedure.
The steps that followed suit – that of laying the long neglected roads are even more frustratingly interesting, sometimes with even carpets of tar that can be rolled up, but more frequently turning out to be works of art- an illusion of a road with the same bumps and rolls that was there before the whole exercise began. The plight of the people residing along these roads while all these are happening, or rather not happening can only be imagined.  Another manifestation of development can be better experienced with the nose. Garbage being dumped along roadsides, drainage systems being filled up even before they are completed and the peculiarity of the stench in different parts have actually served as a landmark of sorts. Zero garbage than Swaach Bharat campaign turned out to be utter rubbish when it comes to the state of Manipur. Lack of proper waste management system have turned half of Langol and Lamphel area into a dumping ground that will one day spread out to cover even the Capitol building. With the Waste management plan at Lamdeng making its own rules troubling those picking the garbage, each and everyone of us are facing a smelly haul.
Parking, or the lack of it is another outcome of development- construction of malls and multi-storied markets without giving a thought about the facility who comes shopping to park their vehicles. Should we also add the lack of subways and footbridges along busy intersections and junctions, as a result of which everybody is using the landing of the flyover to cross over, playing the dodging game, the prize- one’s limb and life intact. All these can be remedied and reversed, if the Government puts a holistic and sustainable plan of action and acts upon it in earnest.
What is of greater concern is the danger of our ecosystem being changed irreversibly case in point- construction of Ithai Barrage. The tag of the largest freshwater lake in northeast India being given to Loktak Lake may soon be history, as is the threat to the last remaining natural habitat of the “Sangai” in the world- Keibul Lamjao being perished gradually. Development does not equate commercialization. We have a greater duty to preserve and build up our ecosystem. Development should complement and evolve around the unique natural identity of a place and not the other way round.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe collected nomination paper to contest parliamentary election

Siam Sarower Jamil,
Dhaka, Nov 12

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza today collected a nomination paper from Awami League to contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary election of the courntry.
Mashrafe went to the AL’s election conducting office in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi around 1:30pm.
Later, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader told reporters that although Mashrafe participated in politics, it will not come any effect on his cricket career. 
Earlier in the day, Mashrafe took blessings from Prime Minister and President of Awami League Sheikh Hasina before collecting the nomination form. Mashrafe went to the Gono Bhaban around 11:30am, an official of PM’s press wing told Imphal Times.
After emerging from the PM’s residence, Mashrafe went to Awami League office in Dhanmondi.
Yesterday, it was published in different media that Bangladesh National Team cricketers Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan will collected nomination papers today (Sunday) to contest the upcoming general election with Awami League ticket from Narail and Magura.
Md Abu Naser, senior information officer of the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, yesterday said Mashrafe will contest the 11th parliamentary elections to be held on December 23 with Awami League ticket.
Although the party spokesman had informed Shakib Al Hasan’s bid for elections, the all-rounder backtracked on his decision.
He informed late last night that he would not be buying nomination paper for the upcoming election.

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Remembrance Sunday observe to commemorate WW-II soldiers

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Imphal, Nov 12,

Remembrance Sunday was held in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations as a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It is held on the second Sunday in November or the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918.

This year, 2018, also is the centenary of the end of First World War and completion of 100 years since the end of the war.

During the First World War, many Manipuris participates as labour corps and as regular soldiers.

To mark their importance and to remember on this 100th anniversary of their participation in European theater, 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation has organised a commemoration function at Imphal War Cemetery, Dewlahland, Imphal on Sunday the 11th of November 2018.

Members of 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation along with Foreign Tourist who visit the state paid floral tribute at the memorial cross of the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars (1stWW and 2ndWW) and subsequent conflicts with a 2 minutes silence at 11 am, as respect.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare of the First World War.

This day of November 11, marks the centenary of the First World War year.

In many parts of the world, people also observe this day for the fallen heroes who died in the line of duty during the war.

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Celebration of Ningol Chakouba festival at Sugnu and Pangaltabi post of Kakching battalion

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Imphal, Nov. 12
Kakching Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) celebrated Ningol Chakouba festival at Sugnu and Pangaltabi post on 11 November 2018. Women folks from all section of society were invited to strengthen the bond of brothers and sisters and also highlighting the significance of family values of the Manipuri culture.     
True to the traditions a befitting lunch was org and sweets were distributed to the women folk who attended the celebrations and gifts were exchanged. A total of 100 ladies and 20 gents were part of the celebrations. The idea behind celebrating this auspicious festival is to acknowledge the efforts of local Manipuri women in fostering peace and unity in the state along with Security Forces. All the women folks who attended the celebrations expressed their gratitude to the Assam Rifles for inviting them. The women folk wished Assam Rifles fraternity personnel’s happy, content and prosperous life.     

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Interaction by Assam rifles officers with members of Youth committee of Machi sub division

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Imphal, Nov. 12
Officers from Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) carried out interaction with Youth Committee Members of the Machi Sub Division, Tengnoupal District, Manipur on 11 November 2018. It is part of the initiative and campaign of Youth Development Program of Assam Rifles which aimed to keep the youth of the nation residing in remote villages of North East connected with the mainstream India. The interaction involved discussions on educational assistance for children of remote villages including joining Sainik Schools, guidance pertaining to joining Armed forces and identification of potential candidates for recruitment, assistance for upliftment of sports facilities and identification of potential athletes and sportsman.
The Youth committee of these remote villages had a major role in changing the mindset of people and supporting the national agenda of development by rejecting the path of insurgency. The members appreciated the continuous support of Assam Rifles towards their cause of upliftment and for acting as their voice to various authorities and forums.   

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