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Sunday, 30 December 2018 - Imphal Times

Uproar of street vendors: Tension grief Khwairambandh Keithel in Imphal

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Imphal, Dec 30, Tension grief Khwairambandh Keithel of Imphal today morning, after large number of street vendors uproar against the police action to them. The street vendors alleged the leaders of the license vendor of the three Khwairamband Keithel for instigating the police of driving the street vendors out from the place. “These leaders of the Khwairamband Keithel are bribing the police to drive us out from selling our vegetable”, an irate street vendors told media persons. She added on why the street vendors have to be blamed when the license vendors could not sells their goods. Today’ s uproar was rooted from a police action to a street vendor at which her vegetables were allegedly vandalized by police today morning. The last couple of few days witness vendor license holder of the three Khwairamband Keithel protesting against the inaction of the police and state authority in driving out the street vendors from the surroundings of the Khwairamband Keithel. The license vendor women had staged a protest regarding the matter some few days back. Sunday morning scene at Kwairamband Ima Keithel here in the heart of Imphal town turn ugly as the police team face hard time in controlling the roar of the street vendors. “W e want Mangi and Rani (both leader of the license vendor of Khwairambandh Keithel) to come out and settle the matter”, another street vendors told media persons today . She blamed the two leaders of the Khwairamband Keithel license street vendors for the access committed to the street vendors by the police. She said street vendors too are earning their day today bread from the sell they made at Khwairamband keithel and driving them out is nothing but cutting their livelihood. She also appealed the government to settle the matter without hurting the sentiments of the street vendors at the earliest possible time and warn of unwanted consequences in failing to do so.


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Arms smugglers nabbed

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Imphal, Dec 30, Combined team of CDO Imphal West and 6 AR rounded up two arm smugglers from Singjamei area along Imphal – Moreh route at around 8.30 pm yesterday evening. Police source said that the two arms smugglers were nabbed while they were on their way to deliver the arms and ammunitions in an Eca Van bearing registration No. No. AS12M 6067. The two arms smugglers nabbed the combined team have been identified as Seilenmang Haokip @ Ngamthang (26yrs) s/o Seingam Haokip of saitu village, kangpokpi Dist. and Deepak Kumar (24yrs) s/o Bhusan Prasad of Motbung Bazar . The two were on their way to hand over the arms and ammunition to two persons namely Suresh and Jiten at Churachandpur . Arms and ammunition recovered from their possession are One M4A1 Carbine with one fibre magazine, One M16 Rifle with one magazine and three mobile hand sets. The vehicle that they used were also detent in custody . The arrested persons along with seizures are now in Singjamei Popilce Station.


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AIMS demands unconditional release of Kishorchand Wangkhem

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Imphal Dec 30 Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpang Lup (AIMS), a student body of Manipur , today demanded unconditional release of Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha, who is detent under NSA by the government for his personal opinion regarding the celebration of Jhanshi Rani Day on November 19 this year . In a press statement, the students’ body said that detention of Kishorchandra for 12 months under NSA in connection with his statement at social networking site regarding the celebration of Janshi Rani (Rani Luxmi Bai) is nothing but a direct violation of the Human Rights by committed by the so called largest democracy of the world. AIMS further stated that India is not a country of one community , but a country of various comuntiy which have their own history , religions and which speaks different languages. It would be wrong to say that India is a land of Hindi speaking people who follow Hindu Religion, the AIMS added Kishorchandra’ s statement regarding Nationalism of Manipur on Facebook doesn’t talk about disintegration of India. There is nothing wrong for a Manipuri to love Manipur more than India. Detention of Kishorchandra under NSA is nothing but the reflection of the colonial mindset of the government which is likely an act to appease their colonial master . Before 1947, when India was yet to form, there are 565 kingdoms in the region and Janshi of Rani Luxmi Bai is also a Kingdom among it. Rani Luxmi Bai of Janshi wage war against the British after her husband died in 1853. The war was against the attempt by the then governor of British India Lord Dalhousi to recognized Ananda Rao as the King of Janshi. After the dead of Rani of Janshi the Kingdom became a colony of British . But Manipur become a part of India only after October 15, 1949, and neglecting the history of the erstwhile kingdom while building India will do no good to the people . No one should restrict to the love for their motherland, but it is better that the celebration of the freedom fighter should be done to their respective region. India should now look on why the people across the globe have been criticizing to the democracy of the t country . The AIMS further said that the student body strongly condemn the detention of Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha under NSA and demanded unconditional release of him.

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CM inspects construction work of Civil Secretariat

Imphal, Dec 30 Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inspected the ongoing construction works of Civil Secretariat located at Mantripukhri in Imphal East District today . The Chief Minister was accompanied by PWD Minister Th. Biswajit, MLA Ksh. Biren, Chief Secretary Dr . J. Suresh Babu, Chief Engineer PWD Shri Kh. Temba Singh and other officials. Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister said that around 150 labourers are working at present and another 100 labourers would also be engaged within a week to speed up the construction work. He mentioned that the government is trying its best to complete the work at the end of the February 2019. Replying to the questions regarding the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ s visit to the State, Chief Minister stated that preparations are on full swing for the Prime Minister ’s visit to the State. He highlighted that Prime Minister would be inaugurating around 10 projects and also be laying foundation stones for various projects in the State during his visit. Clarifying on the media report regarding the allegations in the recruitment in Manipur Pollution Control Board, Chief Minister said that the government would look into the matter and if any discrepancies are found in the said recruitment then the government wouldn’t be hesitate to cancel the appointment of various posts. Regarding the declaration of recruitment results of Manipur Police constables recently , Chief Minister clarified that the government acted as per the directives of the Court to declare the results of the DPC of the Manipur Police Constables 2013 and there is no question of declaring the results of the DPC Manipur Police Constables 2016 which was quashed by the Court. He further mentioned that the State Cabinet would discuss and consider sympathetically for those candidates who had applied in the DPC Manipur Police Constables 2016 in the future recruitment. Later the Chief Minister also inspected the preparation work at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal East where the Prime Minister would be addressing the public during his visit.


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CPI(M) Manipur Condemn attacks on Tripura Opposition Leaders

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Imphal, Dec 30, The Manipur State Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expressed strong condemnation to the unending attacks against the CPI(M) and its leaders in Tripura by goons owing allegiance to the BJP . “In this continuing spiral of violence against the CPI(M), on December 28, Gautam Das, Secretary of the Party’ s Tripura State Committee along with Ratan Bhowmik, MLA were waylaid and attacked at Bishalgarh town, while they were returning from Mirza, Udaipur . A few days earlier the same gang of miscreants had attacked former Minister and current Chairperson of the PAC of Tripura Legislative Assembly ,Bhanulal Saha”, a statement by Kshetrimayum Santa, Secretary , CPI(M), Manipur State Committee said. The statement added, “That hoodlums of the ruling party can dare to physically attack top leaders of the main opposition party and its elected representatives in broad daylight speaks volumes of the impunity they enjoy under the current dispensation in the state. Such attacks have become a common feature in Tripura ever since the BJP came to power in the state.” The statement also condemn the inaction of the DGP even after compliant by pin pointing the perpetrators. The Manipur State Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demands the immediate arrest of the culprits and called upon the people to vociferously protest against these attacks on the Party and the opposition in Tripura.


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KTT fellowship distributed

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Imphal, Dec 30, Khelen Thokchom Trust, Media Fellowship 2018 -19 has been distributed to the two journalists Heigrujam Sadananda of Poknapham daily and ST Lelen Vaiphei of Imphal Free Press at a simple function held today at Manipur Press Club. President of KKT Robert Sapam, Vice President of Manipur Cricket Association MCA Ch. Chaoba Singh and General Secretary of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) attended as dignitaries in the media fellowship distribution function of the of the KTT . The two Journalists will explore the world of Cricket in Manipur within a stipulated time and publish the story under the KTT fellowship. Each journalist will be entitled a sum of Rs. 15,000/- as financial assistance to their research work. KTT may increase the fellowship award from next year . For that the members of the KTT is sorting out to drive some fund for the KTT beside the monthly contribution by the members.

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Minister Shyamkumar Inaugurates Rural Market Shed At Kongpal Kongkham Leikai

Imphal, Dec. 30, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated a rural market shed at Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, constructed under the central scheme Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) by the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department Government of Manipur . Speaking at the inaugural function, Minister Th. Shyamkumar hoped that the rural market shed inaugurated today will help the women of the area to generate income. Stating that a market needs adequate sanitation facilities, he advised the local MLA to locate a suitable place so that a toilet can be constructed for the women vendors of the market at the earliest. He announced that another market shed will be constructed to accommodate the women vendors who have been shifted from in and around the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat. He appealed to the women vendors of the newly inaugurated rural market shed of Kongpal Kongkham Leikai to submit their bank accounts through the local MLA so that they can avail soft loans from the Government. He further assured to the people of t he area that the pond located near the rural market shed at Kongpal Kongkham Leikai can be protected and cleaned under the scheme of the Environment Directorate. Advising the local residents to maintain cleanliness of the area and to preserve the environment, he said the State Government is ready to extend all possible help to the people of the State.


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Naorem Sanajaoba Public Library inaugurated

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Imphal Dec, 30, In connection with the 73 rd birth anniversary of Late Ojha Naorem Sanajaoba, Ojha Sanajaoba Memorial Trust (OSMT) along with National Research Centre (NRC) inaugurated Naorem Sanajaoba Public Library today at the Library building, NRC near Manipur University main gate. Dean of School of Mathematics and physical Sciences MU Prof N. Rajmuhon, Acting Chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission and senior advocate Khaidem Mani, President of OSMT and Retd Librarian Manipur University Library and librarian of Manipur University of Culture Dr . Th. Khomdon and President of Manipur Library Association (MALA) attended the function as President, Chief Guest and Guest of Honors respectively . Managing trustee of Ojha Sanajaoba Memorial Trust S. Bhubon speaking to reporters said that the library is being inaugurated to make easy access of the people including the students as well as the research scholars to the works of Dr . Naorem Sanajaoba.


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Life’ s pain

Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Walking through such a pain, I know not life’s about;
I cried and cried for nothing, lying upon her bosom;
She tried pushing me out, out into this worldly pain;
My first ever pain “aang ngaa, aang ngaa ” too thrilling;
I remembered not how hard ‘he’ better hit me;
Forcing me to gain ‘pains’, those pains of happiness;
Cutting and caring that umbilical cord of mine;
What a sigh! My ‘mother’ so relieving and promoting;
Those laughers and those talks, still lingering;
I cried and cried even when I am hungry
I knew not, she’s trying, trying so much;
Consoling and patting, patting on my body;
She watches me upon, day and night so everlasting;
Guarding upon my lines, I see life’s so tangy;
Life’s too patty, don’t and dos, too many;
Choices! Never an easy option, those pains;
Piercing and cutting; falling down and hitting;
Don’t go there; don’t jump; sleep, go and sleep;
Doesn’t matter, how I feel like, how I dealt with;
Life’ s always be criticizing; ‘lean upon some for nothing’
‘Blame me for unnecessary count’ am I?
‘Blame me for useless presence’ am I?
‘Blame me for extra surviving’ am I?
‘Blame me for how lazy I at work’ am I?
‘Blame me for how stupidity and silliness’ am I?
I knew not, life’s too painful, life’s so harsh;
Twisting and turning; sit here and stand up;
Calculating and reckoning; walk faster and walk in front;
I never reckon happiness would suffice enough;
Love and hatred; living and death;
Disease and infections; Famine and floods;
Cancer and AIDS;
Fever and Diabetics;
Rape and murder;
Abortion and Flushing out;
Gun and drugs; women and weapons;
Corruptions and laws; Sickness and headaches;
Marriage and divorce; Delivery and motherhood;
Young and old; affairs and extra affairs;
All matter of purpose, it’s too harsh overcoming those;
Life’s a misery, it’s painful.


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Youths must engage in the positive things to secure the future for the generations to come- Education Minister

Imphal, Dec. 29, Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam expressed that the task to make the future better now lies in the hands of the youths. He said that the youths must engage in the positive things to secure the future for the generations to come. The elders had already overcome many obstacles paving our paths with best prospect, he added. Quoting Swami Vivekananda’ s “In a day , when you don’t come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path”, he said that problems in life are lessons taught by God to nurture and make self stronger . He urged the young minds to remain positive and be aware of one’ s action or words that could hurt others. The Minister was speaking at the 85th Anniversary Cum Conference of Mao Students’ Union on the theme “Continuity through Reformation”, held at Tobumai Village, Mao. A debate competition on the topic, ‘Scientific approach of agricultural practices is the way forward to sustainable development in our region’ is also organized to help understand and create awareness among the people on the need to protect the environment. PHED and Printing & Stationery Minister Losii Dikho, dignitaries and delegates attended the conference.

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