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This election is a battle between wrong doers and justice seekers- Dr Nara

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Imphal April 6,

Talking tough to the voice of some certain people where they claimed that the upcoming 17th Lok Sabha election is a battle between Congress and BJP, Left and Secular Front’s candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha election of Inner Parliamentary Constituency Dr Moirangthem Nara said that the upcoming election is a battle fought between the wrong doers and justice seekers and added that he was also a warrior of that battle.
Speaking in the flag hoisting ceremony today at his residence at Singjamei Dr M. Nara said that the politicians who are expert political gymnast seems to be the sons of Tikendrajit  when they are in MPP, then become the grandsons of Gandhi when they later joined Congress and further turn out to be Santidas Gosai as they joined BJP.
Highlighting the reasons for corruption during election, Nara said that the present electoral system in India was also one of the main causes for it. He also said that it was a defective system where many countries of the world changed it. He added that BJP’s claimed of corruption free is more like to do it freely.
Considering the election of being a crucial one Nara added that the ideology of BJP of one language, one nation destroyed and demolished the constitution of India by using Communal, undemocratic and authoritative means. He added that New Slogans were raised like “Remove Modi, Save India” and “Remove BJP government, Save Constitution.”  
He said that all the false promised they made were known by the people. He questioned where are the 15 lakhs rupees that were promised by the Jan Dhan Yojana and added that the people weren’t benefitted even 15 rupees from it.  
Reflecting on the various actions done by the present government which demolish the foundations of democracy he added that a new alternative government is the need of the hour which is pro people, secular, and diverse.
Alleging that the government primarily focused on providing government jobs through contractual basis, Dr Nara said that lakhs of government posts were lying vacant. He said that they just want to use them and throw it away only. He also added that they have been demanding minimum wages for a person to be 18,000 rupees per month.  
He appealed the people to bring a revolution for a free and fair election where there is no any proxy voting and where the voters can be bought.  He further said the people not to consider the Parliamentary election as a minor one and added that it is the biggest election of the nation. He finally appealed the eligible voters to be a part of it.
While speaking to the flag hoisting function of MP of Tamil Nadu D. Raja claimed that Dr M Nara is not only the Candidate for the Communist party of India but a candidate for the people of Manipur.
He added that even though their party demanded to withdraw sedition laws which are draconian and very colonial, Home minister Rajnath claimed that they will strengthen it if BJP comes into power. He further said that criticizing or questioning Modi’s government was dubbed as Anti National by them.
Declaring Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Chowkidar for Nirav modi who is a defaulter stealing public money and lived peacefully at Britain, Raja said that Nirav Modi was led to escape freely under the leadership of the Chowkidar of Nirav Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Refuting the slogan of Narendra Modi ‘SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas’ he said that the present BJP led government is a government not for the common people but for the corporate houses.
D. Raja who raised voices for Manipur University during the impasse because of the controversial VC when no one from during the parliamentary session, he said that Modi government and BJP government has been controlled by RSS who doesn’t respect plurality.
He highlighted that their party will demand controversial CAB to be withdrawn totally, to also to give special category status for Manipur, to give autonomy for Manipur and surveyed newly the Indo Myanmar border.

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Girl found hung to death

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A girl was found hung to death at Ningel Maning Leikai, under Nongpok Sekmai Police Station  in Thoubal district yesterday morning.
 The deceased girl has been identified as Khumujam Bebycha (18) daughter of Kh.Basanta of  Ningel Maning Leikai in Thoubal district.
She had appeared in the recently concluded Class XII examination.
As per family source the girl went missing since Friday night after she went out from home. She reportedly went out after her elder sister scolded her over some matter. Untill 11 am of Friday family and local of the area search her whereabouts but could not found her.
Last rite of the girl was performed today after the body was conducted post mortem at Yairipok CHC.

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Narendra Modi campaign in Imphal amidst Total Shut down calls by UGs

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Imphal, April 7,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the state capital Imphal and attended election campaign at Kangjeibung before large number of people amidst total shut down called by UGs.

However, the total shut down called by different underground orgranisations including the CorCom has severely affected normalcy in the state. Inter-district transport service, diesel auto service stay off the road. However, some vehicles were seen on the road picking up political workers for poll campaign and election activities.

Security has been beefed up to ensure that no unwanted things happen during the Prime Minister visit in the state. A public meeting organised at Hatta Kangjeibung that will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed thousands of people at the meeting spot amid the total shut down called. Shops and other business establishment including Khwairamband Keithel Ima Market were also totally shut but some says it is normal for the shops and business establishment remain shut as today is Sunday. But normal diesel auto service , Magic service which use to operate even during Sunday remain off the road. The famous Sunday market which open only on Sunday at BT road in the heart of the city was not seen today due to the general strike called.   

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Rights activists protest in front of Indian Consulate at New York against detention of Kishorechandra

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Imphal, April 7,

Large number of activists today staged protest in front of Indian Consulate at New York in United state denouncing the detention of Imphal based Journalists Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a report reaching here said.
Kishorechandra Wangkhem is still in custody under NSA and his health condition is reported to be  not okay with sugar level high.
The protest demanding released of Kishorechandra was organised by Aazaad Lab, Alliance for a Democratic and Secular South Asia, CDCD - Coalition for the Defense of the Constitution and Democracy, Coalition for a Democratic India, Dalit Solidarity Forum (DSF), Indian American Muslim Council, India Civil Watch, Indian Bahujan Organization (IBO), NRISAD, NY Global Standout Group, NYC India-Pakistan Peace Group, Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI) and  Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus.

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Senapati apex bodies cries foul over Nando KCP escape, demands immediate action for re-arrest, sets one week deadline

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Senapati, April 7,

Expressing strong resentment and suspicions over the alleged escape of Nando KCP from police custody of JNIMS security ward, Senapati District frontal bodies in a joint statement has called for visible & intensive action to re-arrest the dreaded criminal.
 A joint statement issued by Naga People’s Organization (NPO), Senapati District Student’s Association (SDSA) and Senapati District Women’s Association (SDWA) has cried out foul play into the escape of Nando KCP and suspicious custodial death of police constable Manjur Ahmed.
Vehemently condemning the whole conspiracy of setting free a dreaded criminal who is an accused into the brutal murder of Baby Lungnila Elizabeth, the laxity and security lapses of the law enforcement agencies and the State Government is highly questionable. “Even before a final judgment is passed on the heinous crime the perpetrator committed against an innocent child, the escape of Nando from a security ward speaks volumn of immoral conspiracies and seriousness of the State Government” it noted. It also extended sincere solidarity to the family members of the demised Manipur Police constable Manjur Ahmad who died in police custody during arrest and interrogation in Nando KCP escape case. Demanding visible and stronger action to re-arrest Nando and book him under strictest law, the civil bodies has set a deadline of re-arresting the criminal within one week time, failure which the apex bodies will launch intensive agitation until Justice is delivered to the victims.

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PS to CM clarifies and refutes allegation by MLA Joykishan

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Imphal, April 7,

Reacting to the allegations by MLA Joykishan regarding payment of Rs. 12, 90,000 by one James Gangte to the Brother of Chief Minister,  Personal Secretary to Chief Minister of Manipur , S. Rajen Singh today clarifies and refutes the allegation terming it as baseless.
The statement said that on 02/04/2019. Kh. Joykisan Singh,  Spokesperson of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and MLA, Thangmeiband AC made allegations that one James Gangte gave a sum of Rs.12.90.000/- to a relative of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for clearing bills worth Rs. 68.00.000/-. Kh. Joykisan Singh made such an allegation on the basis of a letter dated 11/03/2019 submitted by the said James Gangte to N. Biren Singh. Chief Minister and N. Rajendro Singh, ex-President,  ICHAM in the letter.  It is alleged that Rs.12.90.000/was paid to N. Biren Singh through N. Rajendro Singh for early payment of bills of contract works of Khuga Multi-Purpose Project in the period between 2006-2011.
Since  Chief Minister was not aware of such alleged payments to  N. Rajendro Singh. clarifications were therefore sought from  N. Rajendro Singh, Ex-Ptesident. ICHAM regarding the allegations mentioned in the letter.
In this regard,  N. Rajendro Singh has denied that any payment was received from  James Gangte and that the said  James Gangte was untraceable when attempts were made to locate him to clear the allegations raised in the letter. He has informed that the allegations in the letter are devoid of facts and merit and are therefore baseless.
Such criticism of N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur in the press conference by Kh. Joykisan Singh is therefore based on false and unverified allegations.
In that press conference, Kh. Joykishan Singh also questioned the expenditure of public money to the tune of Rs. 30.00 lakhs for construction of accommodation facilities including electrification for Chief Minister’s security at his private residence located at Luwangsangbam.
In this regard, it is clarified that the category of the security provided to  N. Biren Singh. Chief Minister of Manipur is 2+. N. Biren Singh took charge as Chief Minister of Manipur on 15/03/2017. After taking charge as Chief Minister, he could not take up accommodation in the official residence of Chief Minister at Babupara immediately as the same was occupied by the former Chief Minister of Manipur. Shri O. |bobi Singh. The new official quarter allotted to ex-Chief Minister was being renovated then. N. Biren Singh shifted to the official Bungalow at Babupara on 29.04.2017.
During the said period i.e. from assuming charge as Chief Minister till 28/04/2017. N. Biren Singh performed his official duties and responsibilities as Chief Minister of Manipur from his private residence at Luwangsangbam. Chief Minister’was provided Z+security at his p’rivate residence in the said period, which required 24 hour security presence at the residence. Accommodation facilities. including electrification were therefore taken Up for the security personnel at the private residence of N. Biren Singh so that he could discharge his duties and responsibilities as Chief Minister of Manipur. In view of the above facts, the allegation made by  Kh. Joykishan Singh on the said issue is therefore unfounded and ill - motivated for political gains in the backdrop of ensuing Parliamentary Elections.

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Section 144 CrPC imposed in Bishnupur District

Bishnupur, April 7,

 Apprehending serious breach of public peace and tranquility and in view of the ensuing parliamentary election, the Deputy Commissioner of Bishnupur, Pawan Yadav, has issued an order to implement Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Bishnupur district today. The order will be effective from 5:00 PM of 7th April, 2019.
The order prohibits assembly of 5 or more persons which is likely to turn unlawful, carrying of deadly weapons such as daos, firearms including licensed arms, sticks and weapons of any other description or objects which can be used as offensive weapons. The order also prohibits use of loud speakers and organizing rallies/processions without the permission of the commissioner.
However, the order shall not apply to agencies of the government involved in the enforcement of law and order, magistrates on duty and maintenance of essential services, the order stated.
Meanwhile, group training with hand on EVM and VVAT for polling personnel continues in the Mini-Secretariat campus with the direct supervision of the Commissioner.

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Sveep Bike Rally held at CCpur

CCpur, April 6 ,

To ensure that no voters are left behind in the forthcoming LS Election 2019, a SVEEP Bike Rally carrying a message “1 PERSON 1 VOTE”was organized today by the Churachandpur District Election Officer in collaboration with Paul’s Motorcycle and bike riders of the District. The rally was flagged off from Paul’s Motorcycle Showroom at Chiengkonpang land traversed to Kangvai and culminated at Khuga Dam.
District Election Officer Shyam Lal Poonia said that 1 Person 1 Vote campaign is aimed at educating the voters about ethical voting, free and fair election without any influence or interference so that the people decide the future of the nation. Democracy draws its strength from the people and people of the district are of paramount importance. Churachandpur and Pherzawl Districts are going to the polls on April 11.
As every single vote counts,the bike rally has been organized, added the District Election Officer. He urged the people of the district to come out and vote, express their opinion without fear or favour. He further encouraged the participants to encourage the voters for ethical voting, inclusive and accessible election, free and fair election as this election will be the biggest festival of democracy.

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Dirty Dancing

By-Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

You know, we all know happy and joy;
Laughter and smiles, with hairs down,
Bouncing and jumping up and open;
Floating and swigging, in and out swiping;
Shirts and pants; buttons and trousers;
Jeans and t-shirts; phaneks and blouses;
Heels and snickers; leathers and boots;
Fancy and brighter; cut and deeper;
Shorter and jumper; crazy and little;
Cars and autos; glasses and bottles;
Stickers and levels; colors and blacks;
Seats and couches; battle and peace;
We all mingle, we all touched and we all love it;
Happy as I sing and happy as I hum;
Rain rain go away, come again another day.

Something’s not right, something’s burden;
Yeah! I know we all make rules, as do I have one;
Making me bounded; making me nervous;
Half a walk and half a run; shoes and slippers;
All torn apart, all tearing up little and parts;
I make sense to self, happy as I bounce;
Joy as I jump up and down, all fluttering hairs and clothes;
Thunder and clouds; lightening and laughers;
Clashing and falling; tumbling and easy;
Tables and tools; chairs and stools;
Clock and timers; songs and speakers;
Thundering and roaring, beating and woofing;
Loud and noisy; clashing and cheering;
Humming and tuning; bathing and shampooing;
Like as I say, weak and feeble, I dance so upset;
No steps so correct, no moves too good;
I fall and I stand, dirty as I hum to life’s song.

Life’s magic, Glitters and gold, metal and silver;
Cars and scooters; jeeps and taxis;
Drinks and foods; biscuits and cakes;
Birthday and wishes; gifts and dresses;
Wine and beers; cold and sexy;
Champagne and glasses; shots and cocktails;
Oh! I whisper, so bright and so clear;
Mind’s so meditating, Mind’s so alluring;
Smokes and cigarettes; fire and woods;
Butterflies and flowers; stars and stars;
Believe me and believe me not;
I flung and I swing, high and great;
Thud! I fall down again, dirty and muddy;
Oh! I remember something so secretly;
Laugh and they laugh at; Life’s a dirty dancing.

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 Let’s Stop Being A Sleepyhead

 By: - Praveen Elangbam

These days, when I walk across the streets, markets and other public places, I can hear from some people giving vent to their feelings about the imminent Lok Sabha election that they won’t give vote to Tomba or Chaoba even though he is a good,well-educated,social-minded and a veteran politician for he is poor and does not represent an affluent political party.And some others opine that the impending election will be contested by only two or three well off candidates backed by strong and well heeled political parties.Dealing out three or four thousand rupees to each and everyone of us won’t be a difficult task for them.Nevertheless,shall we remain cock-a-hoop with that money in this coeval world?(When some dog breeds even cost lakhs of rupees)       
Instead of conjecturing “the person to be voted” precipitously on the basis of the above mental pictures, it is more advisable to vote for the one who will speak,wrangle and bring off anything for a better change of our crushed society.
Further,it is fatuous to be in a brown study whether he or she will contest the election representing brawny political party or he is wealthy.Moreover,from among the spirited candidates, we need to come down in favour of the more experienced one who has greater participation in the political arena.Also,a brief and clear “Conspectus on the the candidate’s deeds for the people’s welfare in the last few years and his party’s policies “is highly recommendable.
 Lastly,I would like to make an impetration to the people to single out the true leader who has the passionable amount of potential to set alight for the amelioration of our state and its people.And Let us get ready to feel proud to be among those flinging spears into the omphalos of the “Crabs’ culture”,which have been protracted as one of the break-neck stumbling blocks to the growth and development of the “KANGLEIPAK”

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