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When CM Biren meets Minister Bishwajit

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Imphal, June 17,

Perhaps it was an accident, but an interesting drama folded today morning at New Delhi, after Chief Minister N. Biren Singh encountered dissident leader Minister Th. Bishwajit at Manipur Bhavan. “They didn’t even look at each other and courtesy greeting didn’t happen”, an eye witness said. The gestures of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Th. Bishwajit revealed that the crisis has not been solved, an MLA told Imphal Times.

Source from Delhi however said that the ongoing crisis will be solved in two or three days, but did not reveal the chemistry of how it will be solved. Restoring of the key portfolio to Minister Th. Bishwajit will be a moral defeat of Chief Minister N. Biren and accepting the decision of the Chief Minister to conduct enquiry to the department by not restoring the portfolio is again a defeat of Minister Th. Bishwajit . The wind that blows in the political theatre is not yet settled.

If the central leadership settled the issue keeping intact the position of N. Biren Singh, Th. Bishwajit had already stated that he will resign from the Ministerial post as per disclosure by a daily newspaper that interview him recently.

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7 shops 1 house gutted; property worth Crores reportedly destroyed

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Imphal, June 17,

7 shops and a house were gutted last evening after caught in accidental fire that broke out at Phoubakchao Phouoibi Bazar, Mayang Imphal Kendra,  at around 9:30 pm. Cause of the fire is not known. Properties worth crores of rupees have been destroyed, a report said.

The 7 shops and the house that were gutted belong to Md. Akbar S/o Md. Abdur Rasid, Phoubakchao Awang Leikai, Md. Janab Ali S/o Md. Alimuddin, Puhoubakchao Khok Makhong, Md. Nasir S/o Md. (L) Hesamuddin, Phoubakchao Khok Makhong, Md. Ali S/o. Md. Amuba, Mayang Imphal, Md. Firoj S/o Md. Islamuddin, Phoubakchao, Md. Mushamuddin S/o Md. Teinalamuddin, Phoubakchao, Md. Islao S/o (L) Md. Abdur Rahaman, Phoubakchao and Md. Abdul Hakim S/o (L)Abdul Satur, Phoubakchou Awang Leikai.


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CM and Leishemba Sanajaoba disrespected Sanamahi laining : KCP MC

IT News

Imphal, June 17,

KCP MC in a statement released to address debates surrounding the inauguration of Sanamahi Temple has said Chief Minister Biren and Leishemba Sanajaoba have disrespected Sanamahi religion.

“Chief Minister and Leishemba Sanajaoba, whom some people consider Ningthou, were invited as Chief Guest of the program held in connection with the inauguration of the Temple”, the statement said.

 Both of them did not turn up for the event. Instead, the CM went to Hindu Vaishnavite Govinda Temple with foreign leader Ram Madhav. On the other hand, the so called Ningthou Leishemba Sanajaoba feasted with foreign leader Prahlad Singh Patel on the same day, the statement added. The outfit stated that khaki shorts wearing Gau Rakshaks have stopped these two people from attending the event. The actions of these two individuals show that they have no respect for Sanamahi religion.

The outfit stated that what Hindu terrorist Shanti Das Gosai did during the time of Meidingu Pamheiba to destroy this society, Leishemba Sanajaoba is also working with Hindu terrorist  organisation RSS to ruin this society. It urged the people to understand the situation in front of us. The people of Manipur should not take their actions lightly.  We should remember the words of Lourembam Khongnangthaba, “maruna thabadi houde, Sembi Mukaklei maru thabadi hougani.”

“We should understand that the sons and daughters of Sembi Mukaklei will not do anything good for the people. Their actions are not surprising at all in this regard”, the statement added.

Regarding the controversy of the word, Kiyong, people who are well versed in this matter should clarify on it. There is a need to settle whether this word is a newly constructed word or not. The outfit urges that the debate over the matter should go in the right direction.

Moreover, the outfit clarifies that the close watch that the outfit is keeping in Catholic schools has nothing to do with money. It said that KCP MC has already declared that it would not take any monetary contribution from the people. It is not taking any money from these schools. The outfit manages its finances with the help of Maoist  Communist Party of Manipur, it stated. KCP MC is only concerned with the manner in which these schools are used to spread religion by building churches in schools, according to the statement. It said that these schools should not be used as spaces to lure people for religious purposes. If these things continue, the outfit will call a public curfew, the statement stated.

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“Mr. India Grand Universe” Vikas Usham felicitated

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Imphal, June 17,

Vikas Usham of Haraorou Awang Leikai, Imphal East District, Manipur, who recently bag the title “ Mr. India Grand Universe” in the National level competition held at Hyderabad on May, 2019, Organised by Akshays Mark Organisation India was felicitated by Education Enhancement Organisation (EEO), Lamding, Thoubal District, at Lamding Multipurpose Community Hall yesterday.

Vikas Usham pursuing B.Tech (Final semester) at Goa Engineering College is the son of Usham Krisnachandra and Laimayum Brinalini Devi.

Moreover, Vikash Usham has already won Goa State Level Mans Physique Championship organised by Goa Body Building Association and also claimed the title of “Male Model Body Beach Carnival” organised by a U.K. based fitness Industry in March, 2019.

He will be participating in the upcoming International Competition which will be held at Bangkok on June 24 to July 1st  and Myanmar International Competition.

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Chandel District Yet to receive NREGS wages

IT News

Imphal, June 17,

In a Press statement by Secy. Saka Hopeson, Japhou Bazar Authority, Chandel said that NREGS Beneficiaries of Japhou Bazar are yet to receive NREGS wages since 2017 even after the lapse of two financial years. He added that empathetic to the financial woes faced by most NREGS Card Holders who are the meagre bread- winners, Japhou Bazar Authority took initiative and approached Chandel Deputy Commissioner several times on the specific matter, the last prominent meeting came about recently prior to the Lok Sabha Election on 07/04/2019 where Japhou Bazar Authority consisting of Chairman, Secretary, Executives members and Advisory Board members. Grievances were laid at his table for early redressal concerning depriving of Job and Card Holders who’re availing social security schemes.

He further said that after a patient hearing, DC had assured that he would personally look into the issue and make appropriate arrangement for sanctioning the wages soon after the completion of Parliamentary election. However, so far no progress had been witnessed on ground in spite of the completion of election process.  Despite multiple reminders the district administration kept withholding authorization for release of the wages. He had been disregarded the sentiments of beneficiaries. It is evident from the conduct that DC had already backtracked and discarded his assurance without any intimation on the issue, he added,

He urged that due to complacency and adamant attitude meted towards beneficiaries by the Deputy Commissioner for withholding release of NREGS wages, Japhou Bazar Authority held its general meeting for all households/Jobs Card Holders  on 15TH June 2019, to decide further course of actions and adopted the following resolutions :

(1)Members present at the meeting once again endorsed the previous General body meeting apropos to where the only mandated Japhou Bazar Authority were entrusted to press upon officials for early release of NREGS wages. Since then, the incumbent Japhou Bazar authority has been ceaselessly working on it. Through the course of its demand, the householders under Japhou Bazar Authority won’t hesitate to take up series of agitations in future. Job card holders strongly warned the erring officials to refrain from any political influence in availing meagre financial aid provided by the government such as this social security schemes.

(2)The members further decided to find the real intent behind withholding of NREGS wages through sources and inquire whether the money has been misappropriated by the errant officials for their personal benefits or diverted the money for other purposes. For both cases, the beneficiaries won’t remain mute spectator but go to the extent of seeking compensation for causing mental harassment to the downtrodden Japhou Bazar card holders.

(3)The members also decided to take up various democratic protests shut downs, strikes and series of agitations the errant Deputy Commissioner for his indifferent behaviour and mendacity.

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Revolt by dissidents is a lesson for CM N. Biren Singh

Political crisis erupted in the N. Biren Singh Ministry after dissidents revolted for his replacement can be assumed as a timely intervention to the running of the government to make the Chief Minister realize that he is not supreme to decide and act anything in the democratic form of government. 
The crisis will be resolved soon as the crisis is an internal issue. Government Spokesperson Th. Radheshyam has rightly stated. Political observers too are of the view that the matter will be settled soon. Now, it is certain that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh would have regretted for giving more priority to some of his near and dear one other than giving more priority to his BJP colleagues. On the other hand, N. Biren Singh stern decision to remove the key portfolios from BJP legislator Th. Bishwajit and  Yumnam Joykumar of NPP also give an indications to all the Ministers that they the Ministers too are not above the law and there is always someone that can blow them at time of needs. 
As someone has rightly pointed out that every elected persons want to become Ministers and every ministers dreamt of becoming Chief Minister, it is natural that sometime crisis evolved and decedents revolt with hopes to get a Ministerial berth if in case the leadership is changed.
Revolt by  dissidents against their leadership and demand for replacement of Chief Minister is not new in the state of Manipur. During SPF-2 government, When Okram Ibobi of the Congress party was the Chief Minister, large number of Congress MLAs revolted against him for change of the legislature Wing legislature. A Congress Party being one of the largest political party which was in power in the center, the Congress MLAs of that time camp at New Delhi and lobbied all AICC leaders for removal of Okram Ibobi Singh from the post of Chief Minister and to replace him by someone. The only weak point of the decedent MLAs of that time was that even though the number was okayed, the decedents did not proposed any Congress Legislators who would be replacing the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi. The political crisis that time too had also hampered all developmental works in the state. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi who have the blessing of the AICC leaders of that time took no time to settle the matter. 
If one take a close look on the political crisis of that time one can easily speculated that, the present crisis in N. Biren Singh led government will be resolved soon. Reason, the decedents did not mention or propose any name that will replace N. Biren Singh. Circumstances happened those days suggested that the Center will have no choice but to keep N. Biren Singh as the Chief Minister. May be the BJP central leaders may direct him to be cautious in dealing with the Ministers and BJP MLAs. 

If one remembered, it was in the SPF-3 term that one prominent MLA of the Congress Party was defeated. He was one of the leader of the decedent MLAs. 
Point wanted to bring to the notice of all the legistors revolting against the Chief Minister is that – everything may be settled with the interference of the BJP central leaders but the one who get moral defeat may be a victim of politics. After all, it is just 2 years and half month that next election of the Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held.
As always mention by this newspaper – all is fair in war and love and in politics strategy to strengthen his or her position is also a fair game. 
Meanwhile, rivalry between legislators ruling the government will only bring catastrophe to the people of the state.


Democracy And Behaviourism

The Literally cultured societies takes spontaneous move towards democratic socialism (.) Whereas, ethics of the political leaders involved to build a society ; but today substances of the oral Delivery from the leaders of Bharatavarasha dictates to be Denigrate, rather needs Institution before being shoulder upon the responsibility of a social, politician Institution (.) Whereas, Such leader do expose own inefficiency, moreover lacks to improve or remove deficiency, to become a leader .

By : B. Angousana Sharma
An Onlooker

Although, a leader of segment of society ; a leader of a state or a nation might occupy an administrative chair with the responsibility of the society ; the leaders somewhere overtakes own ststure, where, he or she was sitting. But such leader or a person, in the bounded society exert to overdo or never do own part of duties; instead, either he/she descend to benefit own family or society, or could not ascend into the national agenda. As a matter of the facts exposed to be anti-incumbent, administration declined to shaky; at the while, immediate criticism arise in the public platform. Such situation appeared to have been prevailed into the political parties of India, during the general election 2019, was in synthesis of situation.
The ruling was in the people with the agenda; whereas, opposition was on slogan with Modi Hatao; which was shame to be opposition parties of a democratic nation.
As of today from 1947 onward, from the first general election 1952 till 2019, we have been experienced the state level, national level, council, Gram Panchayat elections. We have seen Indian democracy which of the administration was proto-British, the “Divide and Ruled” politics. We have seen Nehruvian Institution of “Socialist Pattern of Society” which was just admixture of British-Russia pattern of Governance; but could not overcome from the bounded mind-set, to take upon a reformative exercise. Nehru could not connect to Eastern states (now N.E) even after British was open East through Rail communication already from 1891; from Bengal to Guwahati, from Chittagong via Dharamnagar of Silchar. Nehru had never have a vision in favour of New BHaratavarasha. Perhaps Nehru might dream while sleeping but his physical touch with the region was less, being Prime Minister found neglected east in his tenure. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri had the spirit, but lost his at Taskent, Russia, which was lost of a leader in India. Smt.Indira Gandhi has been enthroned to the Prime Minister after Lal Bahadur Shastri died in 1967. Indira was bold leader. She tried to emulate Nehru’s leadership by reforming the system the previous phrase from socialistic pattern of society to “ Democratic Socialism” in the preamble of the Constitution of India. She could not hold the administration. Ultimately she has been compelled to impose emergency in the country with the help of the President under her advise. She has been thrown out of the position by Janata Party under the supreme movement of Jai Prakash Narayan. Modiji Desai became Prime Minister of India; but could not retain in power longer. Indira returned with more power; but insurgency in Punjab climb to the culminating high. Blue star operation leads Indira to end; with the bullets of her own security men. But Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister; but could not pull hardly one tenure. His Defence Minister V.P. Singh became Prime Minister of India.
  V.P. Singh could administer as Prime Minister for short period; I.K. Gujaral and chandrasekhar also became Prime Minister for six months with the support of the Congress Party, but could not hold as public wanted.
  Atal Bihari Vajpayee became Prime Minister with little amount of parliament member. After Vajpayee Narasimha Rao became Prime Minister of India as Congress was majority for five years, with the coalition of numbers of parties successfully.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee returned as Prime Minister for the 2nd term with the coalition partners. Ruled successfully for five years, which was known as NDA (National Democratic Alliance).
 After the NDA, the Congress led coalition govt. returned in the name of UPA (United Progressive Alliance). But Mohan Singh became Prime Minister of Indian after Sonia Gandhi’s denial to become Prime Minister, with the bitter opposition the BJP. Lasted up to 2014. Ruled 10 years by UPA Govt. remained under serious criticism of corruption, scam or bribes.
 The tenure of UPA Govt. Was most delicate time for congress. Because, the Prime Minister was under remote control of Sonia Gandhi, how ? When ? Mrs. Sonia Gandhi has been denied to become Prime Minister on the bitter remarks of the BJP she herself determined to surrender the post of the Prime Minister. Though, she could establish PAC (Parliamentary Advisory Committee) whose chairperson was Mrs. Gandhi herself, who was all the while on dominating place above the Prime Minister. But, it (the PAC) was not constitutional; it was self made committee to overpower the Prime Minister. This UPA govt. has been folded by BJP led NDA, led by Narendra Modi; who took the post of the Prime Minister in May 2014.
  But, it is mentionable, also remarkable that, all congress and UPA regime could not properly administer the Govt. because the system of British left Govt. which was most colonial, could not reform to Democratic way. Simply we accept the Transfer of Power from British India to India govt; in which less democracy exist. hence no effort been made by Nehru with the vast countey. Lack of vision appeared. The same system of traditionalism continued till 2014; but people of India elect also select Narendra Modi as leader of the nation.
  His (Modi) tenure of 2014-2019 was elementary or essence of democratic administration in India. His slogan of SABKA SATH-SABKA VIKASH with number of the society. which of the reason to be practical democratic movements towrads development of the society; which of the reason of the sincere performance of the Shri Modi waon the heart and soul of the population. Thereafter, the term Faith or Viswas has been suffixed; as SABKA SATH-SABKA VIKASH + SABKA VISWAS.

2019 General Election could win 303 of BJP, so coalition partners, altogether 353, out of 543 Lok Sabha seats. Thus, Modi led BJP won the faith of the population.
It was nothing, no magical instrument to win over the opinion of the population, but pro-incombentcy Govt. with the policy plan of the Govt. was in favour of the people. Modi could through the elementary examination with his sincere delivery of the programmes without any intermediary involvement. He execute the preliminary act, by constituting S.I.T (Special Investigation Team) against the Stash-money in Swiss bank, in favour of Indian individuals, which was leakage of National treasury, cache in the Swiss bank since time unknown.
      He (Modi) called - out all bureaucrats of India ; had overt orality as advice to have sincere hand. He called-out or invite all chartered Accountant s for meeting, hence advise to put sincere hand while proceeding toward a National programme. Modi could float numbers of schemes which of the benefits had directly reach to the beneficiaries. For example. (1)free gas distribution( 2)free toilet to the poor (3)direct transfer of loan to the loanee (4)Beti Bachao, Beti Parhao, (5) P.M.Gramin Sadak Yojana,(6) Farmers help for Rs.6,000/- which was directly transfer to the account of the beneficiaries. (7) P.M. Swachh Bharat, (8) Swabhiman Bharat, (9) Ayushman Bharat and numbers of schemes have benefied the people in which everyone has to have house, by providing direct involvement of the Govt.
  Modi could delicate the biggest war memorial at India Gate, New Delhi, Modi could endeavour to construct the Biggest Police Memorial and Museum for India, which was ever first in the history of India.
 Foreign Relations      
Modi could establish the best of foreign relationship under best coordination with the Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraji, the most learned Lady of the Nation, of the era. Modi became World leader with his superb personality. But, he sincerely endorsed that, his power in born of majority Govt. if majority not been commenced he could not have so much of power on the platform of the world; he could lodge and board himself to the world pavilion, due to Indian emblem i.e. democratic India. But parliament election 2019, with it’s constituent of council of Ministers says something beyond politics, which is of new Foreign Minister, the former Foreign Secretary. There is public opinion that a recently retired Foreign Secretary placed to the post of the Minister of the Big Chamber where he works, would be a biggest promotion, but deviates the public opinion. Perhaps administrative perception would be right, but, it seems hitch a little; because a bureaucrat turn politician has been promoted to the most vital Democrats/Diplomats post has been surprised. But, I would not favour to point to the leader who became Political leaders from bureaucrats.
    Although it might not reflect as I thought, because, man to man difference are there. However the next for secretary might be posted out, so that difference of egos may not tussie in future. But Modi’s personal reach out to the neighbouring countries of SARC, as well as U.K., Russia, U.S, China, German, France, Saudi, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Israel, Palestine, Philippines Island, South Korea and small islands like Maldives was found to be commendable on the part of Foreign relationship. Also, hope next tenure of India Government will bring relations with the other countries on the journey of peace.
Internal Politics/Administration
Modiji mould the insurgency strings in Kashmir as well as in Pakistan with appropriate action. Modiji promotes sports in the country; he could improve public health and public economic status. Modi is the leader who could expand his party at the utmost desire with his party President Amit Shah; but leftist bound govt. in Kerala, rather Bengal with stubborn leader have to overcome politically. But, no win Bengal would not have the problem. Because, Mamata’s politics showing hollowness, but trying tied grip as last straw of a person when sinking in the water. But, Kerala has been inducted cadre promoted leaders like B.J.P. But, only difference is BJP is nationalist and constructive; whereas, CPI trying to fool the people in the name of securalism, which is unmatched in the 21st century.
Of course, by saying Global village is a noun but, unending question marks remain in it. Has a state unless societies or number of societies include ? It is like that, unless number of states remain no nation shall be built. After nation there is the term multinational which has no symbol of existence in one as communist party of India dream. But segment of the nations in sovereign character can not administer together under a single umbrella.
Also according to the philosophy of India, the administrator either of king or of Ministers have been blessed with the Vedic Sloka. As SWASTI PRAJABHYA PARIPALAYANTAM, Nyayena Margen Mahim Mahisam, Gau-Brahmaneva Mastu Nityam Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhawantu. (let the administration keep the subject healthy; let the subject guide and justify; let cow and Brahmans be kept happy and regard all the time). BJP led NDA discussed and adopt Vedic importance of manu-smriti, vedas and puranas of Vedas Vyasa; sanatana marga of adi sankaracharya; nyay, artha and rastrya niti of chanakya.

Assam Rifles Organises Health Awareness Drive

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 17,

Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a health awareness drive at Hongbi village on 15 June 2019.

The awareness drive was organised by Upper Khoripok Company Operating Base (COB) with an aim to spread awareness about various common diseases related to monsoon season. The event commenced with an informative lecture on waterborne diseases and significance of health and hygiene in life. Various issues related to diseases caused due to intake of impure water, health hazards due to open defecation and related precautionary measures that need to be undertaken were covered during the lecture. The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified.
As part of the drive, a routine medical checkup was also conducted by the Unit Medical team during which medical assistance was rendered to locals of the area. In addition to the medical checkup, consultation on various diseases and health related issues was provided and free medicines were distributed to the needy patients. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.
The initiative of Assam Rifles was appreciated by the local populace who conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for providing much needed medical assistance to the people. They also requested for more such camps in the near future for the benefit of the entire community.

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AR Organises Security Meet and Community Service

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 17,

Tulihal and Mantripukhri Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised Security meet and Community service on Yesterday.

With an aim to sensitise the local populace regarding the existing security situation in the area, Nambol Company Operation Base (COB) of Tulihal Battalion and Koirengei Company Operating Base of Mantripukhri Battalion conducted security meets in their respective COBs in which locals of the area were updated on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area, future action plan in respect of civic action projects, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Indian Army and career counseling for youth. The attendees were also sensitised regarding the increased snake bite cases during summers and assistance provided by Assam Rifles for snake bite victims. The security forum was attended by the Meira Paibis, Ex-servicemen, Ward Councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs.
Yaingangpokpi Company Operating Base of Mantripukhri Battalion organised community service cum interaction at Baptist Church in Twichin village. The interaction was aimed to familiarise and orient troops of the COB with the locals as well as identify with their local customs and traditions. The event commenced with offering of prayers followed by an interaction with the villagers. The interaction proved to be of immense significance as over 145 locals willingly shared their various issues of concern.
The villagers expressed their gratitude towards Assam Rifles for connecting with them and extending their support to the villagers. Tea and refreshments were provided to the villagers after culmination of the interactive meets at the respective locations.

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