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Thadou Diaspora of America unites under Thadou Nampi, USA.

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Imphal Dec.6

The Thadou community living in different states of the United States of America (USA) unites as one under the banner of “Thadou Nampi, USA” with the theme “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God” on their maiden “Thadou Tribe Meet -cum- Thanksgiving Ceremony” held on 22ndNovember, 2018 at Chicago city, USA.

Thadous are an ethnic indigenous tribe inhabiting in Northeast India, Chin state and Sagaing Division in Myanmar (Burma) and eastern Bangladesh.

Thadous in the USA comprise of students, working professionals, religious scholars and families residing in different states. The newly formed organisation, ‘Thadou Nampi’ was established with an aim to unite Thadou diaspora of the USA under one roof and give support in various ways for the development and welfare of Thadou community in the USA. It also aims to support Thadou communities across the globe, especially in India and Myanmar, in whatever way they can.

Leaders of the newly elected members for the tenure 2018-21 include Mr.Letchungnung Haokip of Chicago as President, Mr.Lunminlal Haokip of Tulsa as Vice-president, Mr.Thanglen Haokip of Texas as General Secretary, Mr.Onlal Chongloi of North Carolina as Treasurer, Ms Vahneilhing Haokip of Tulsa and Ms Lamneihat Mate of North Carolina as President and Secretary of Women’s Department, Dr.Hechong Singsit of Portland Oregon as Adviser, while Mr Ngamminthang Haokip of Tulsa &  Mr Mungsen Mate of North Carolina were elected as members of the Thadou Nampi, USA.

The 1st Thadou Tribe Meet-cum-Thanksgiving Ceremony ended with a love feast hosted by members of the Chicago Thadou community after an extensive interaction and discussion among over 50 members from different states in the USA. While welcoming all Thadous travelling to the USA and encouraging them to contact the leaders of Thadou Nampi, USA for a visit or any assistance, Thadou Nampi, USA also informed that they will organise occasional community events for American Thadou community from time to time. 

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Assam Rifles Conducts Friendly Volleyball Match

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Imphal Dec.6

Mantripukhri Battalion of HQ 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a friendly volleyball match at Koirengei Company Operating Base.
The match was played between Mongjam Youth Club (MYC) and troops of Koirengei Company Operating Base.  All the participants showed competitive spirit during the entire match. The youth appreciated the effort shown by Assam Rifles towards creating a healthy environment and developing friendly relation with local populace. The match concluded with an interaction with the players from MYC Club alongwith with tea and refreshments for all the participants.

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Minister K Shyam sets agenda for mindset change in revenue department

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Imphal, Dec 6,

 Just one year after the first meeting was being held on revenue matter on the 4th of December, 2018, CAF & PD, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam discussed further on land-related issues with the revenue staff of valley districts of Manipur in the second interactive session today and focussed on the need of a mindset change on the part of the revenue officials of the State and a similar participation from the side of the public. The meeting was held at Kuranganayani Hall, DC Office, Imphal West Lamphel. During the meeting, he briefed his revenue officials to be sincere, hard-working and work efficiently with full transparency and accountability by keeping up the image of the Revenue Department of Manipur. Secretary Revenue T Ranjit; Deputy Secretary  Y Rajen ; Deputy Commissioner Imphal West Naorem Praveen Singh, IAS and  Additional Deputy Commissioner  Ksh Lemba shared the dais with the Minister during the meeting. He also stated that he wanted to bring a dynamic change in the functioning and administration of the Revenue Department by introducing lottery system in the transfer and postings of around 40 SDCs during last year 2017 and appointment of Sub-Registrar in the current year 2018.Highlighting on problems in connection with staff shortage the Department is encountering and transfer and posting issues, Minister Karam Shyam said, “Revenue Department is the backbone of the whole administration of the entire State, holds high responsibility concerning all important affairs of the State and also prone to blame in case of inefficiencies and irregularities.”He also appealed his officials to work transparently for the welfare of the public in any revenue matter like land allocation, acquisition and ownership, demarcation, mutation , parity and appropriation of land records. Deputy Secretary Revenue, Y Rajen elaborately explained on points related to the Manipur conservation of paddy land and wetland Act, 2014 (Manipur Act No. 10 of 2014) that came into effect from September 10, 2014.He also stated, “As per the Act, land owners will  be able to erect residential buildings on areas measuring 0.10 acre in urban and 0.20 acre in rural locations. Computerisation of land records will be completed within a time span of 6 months.”Drawing concern that there is a need to bring a change in the revenue policy, DC N Praveen said that revenue cases in the State needs thorough investigation and the concerned officials need knowledge and commitment to deal with issues arising thereof.ADC Ksh Lemba appealed the Government to divide the Imphal West Central division into 2 sub-divisions as it is very dense and there is lack of manpower to properly monitor it under the present condition. He also added that the Revenue Department is multi-functional considering its big role in conducting elections and also dealing land - related complaints and issues. SDCs, Sub-Registrars, SKs, Mandols, Revenue Inspectors, Zilladars, staff of the Directorate of  Settlement & Land Records of all the valley districts of Manipur  took part in the interactive session.

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6th Winter Disabled Mela For Inclusive Society For All Closes

Imphal, Dec 6

 AF & PD, Revenue Minister   Karam Shyam said that we need  to develop a society based on  love, humanity  and culture to achieve the target of inclusiveness and development in Manipur.He was speaking as chief guest at the closing function of the 3-day 6th Winter Disabled Mela for Inclusive Society for All in observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities-2018 at Tera Primary School, Sagoband Tera Bazar today.The Mela was held on the theme: “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.It was jointly organised by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons Manipur, Northern Disability Institute All Manipur Disability Right Network, The Symbiosis Society the Deaf Welfare Organisation , All Tribal Disables Union Manipur,  Society for Empowerment of Disabled Persons and Eramdam Apunba Disabled Welfare Association.Ex-MLA Patsoi A/C, Shri Sapam Kunjakeshor Singh; State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Dr.R.K.Amarjit; Ward Member, Sapam Leikai Gram Panchayat, R.K.Geeta Devi; Zonal Education Officer, Zone I ,Sucheta Kh; Chairman, Organising Committee ,  Chirom Opendro Singh; Social Scientist, Shri Dhanabir Laishram, Chief Editor, Pheejigi Manilaktagi,  Nimol N and National Awardee, Working for the cause of persons with disabilities  L Amarendra Sharma  also attended the function as President and Guests of Honour respectively.Minister Karam Shyam mentioned that there are around 54, 000 differently abled persons in Manipur. If all the Disabled Welfare Associations of the State unite into a single organisation with the same agenda, it will be more forceful and exert a stronger impact on the Government as well as the public, he stated.The Minister also assured that those who are normal should try to ensure rights for differently -abled persons by lending hands to them.Social Scientist Dhanabir Laishram spoke at length on the theme of the function – working for bringing an inclusive society in the State.
M Sumati Devi, a recipient of National Award for her contribution in the field of Disables Welfare was accorded a warm reception at the function.
It also was announced during the function that the Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons Manipur will provide assistance in getting pan-cards for the disables.
Differently Abled Persons from various places of Manipur participated in the closing ceremony.
Around 30 stalls took part in the Mela.

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Manipur State smugglers join hands with Thailand-based gangs to carve gold route

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Imphal, Dec 6,

Manipur’s smugglers have been reported to have joined hands with Thailand-based gangs to carve out a new gold route between Kerala and Manipur, after authorities tightened surveillance and plugged several porous spots in areas bordering Bangladesh and Nepal.
Demand for gold from Thailand and Singapore has gone up following crackdown by agencies on smugglers from Dubai and other West Asian countries, the traditional source of smuggled gold.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Customs are keeping a close watch on the development as rackets sneak into Manipur from Myanmar, and travel by road and rail routes to supply gold to Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The Ministry of Home Affairs data reveals there is a quantum leap in the flow of gold from Manipur. While only 61.56 kg gold was seized in the northeastern state in 2015-16, it jumped to 156 kg in 2017-18.
Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said the rackets, after smuggling in gold through the Indo-Myanmar border, transport it mainly by road.

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