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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - Imphal Times

Illegal cough syrup bottles seized

IT News
Imphal, Feb 26

A team of Manipur Police led by Inspector Oinam Ajit Singh, Officer in Charge of Lilong Police Station and Assistant Sub Inspector Md. Ramjan Mubarak of the same police station along with members of ALADA and ANJUMAN seized 142 nos of illegal cough syrup bottles from a person from Lilong Awang Leikai at around 10.30 pm yesterday. The person identified as Md. Meraimayum Ithem @ Amir Hussain (24) S/O Md. Hessam of Lilong Awang Leikai has been arrested.

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MCI approves MD Sports Medicine in RIMS

IT News
Imphal, Feb. 26

Board of Governors of Medical Council of India (MCI) has permitted Regional Institute Of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to start MD, Sports Medicine from this year academic session, 2020-2021. It may be mention that RIMS is among the first few institute in the country to offer such course in Sports Medicine. In this regard, Director of RIMS Prof A. Santa said “The Course will greatly benefit the states of NE India especially Manipur as it is a Sports Powerhouse of the country.”

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Love song in solidarity to China released

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Imphal Feb. 26

A song on the theme to spread love, empathy and solidarity to Chinese brethren   who are in the midst of great war like situations especially in Wuhan ,the epicenter of the new  Coronavirus    called ” On The Empty Street Of Wuhan” was released by  Anamika wife of King Leishemba Sanajaoba   at Tribal Research Centre (TRI) ,Imphal today evening .

“This song is dedicated to the brethren who are being affected by new Coronavirus and we also know how it feels like .Because   being   a northeast people which are  mostly alike Chinese and the North East people are also called like chinkies, momo etc by the mainland people of India” said Guru Rewben Mashangva ,the singer of the song.

The song was also sung on Lui Ngai Ni festival and had more than 1000 views after 10 minutes of uploading on  Youtube. Singers of this song are Guru Rewben Mashangva, Somaya Rumthao, Rani Sharma and K.Hoikimnei Kom.

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Facebook Group Iramdam Ima Manipur extends monetary support

IT News
Imphal, Feb 26:

Group of like minded peoples from all walks of life called “ Iramdam Ima Manipur”  extends monetary support to an individual called Ningthoujam Ongbi Angangcha from Thanga Karang. A member of the group, Moirangthem Ashinikumar informed Imphal Times that, Angangcha has been suffering from an unknown ailment and was hospitalized at RIMS.  Ashinikumar further said, there is no one to look after the family and the family has been going through hard times. And taking in view the hardships faced by the family, our group decided to extend monetary support to the family, he added. The group will continue to help those in needs, added Ashinikumar. Further, the group appeals to the government to take necessary measures to help those in need. The monetary help was handed over to the family on 24th February 2020. Members of the group contributed at their own capacity to extend the support.  Iramdam Ima Manipur, a Facebook group formed by like minded individuals has been working selflessly for such cause since its inception.   

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Convicts assault prison officer, offence registered

IT News
Nagpur Feb.26

Two convicts, including a convict on a death row, in July 2006 Mumbai suburban train serial bomb blast case, have been booked on charges of manhandling an officer of the Nagpur Central Prison, by Dhantoli Police in Nagpur (Maharashtra).
The offence has been registered under sections 353, 160, 34 IPC, which stipulate punishment for an assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, against both the accused.
On Tuesday, the convict Naved  Hussain Khan Rashid Hussain Khan (40) (No C/9169) and Mohmed Azam Aslam Butt (40) (No.C/9589) had altercations with each other, when they were brought out of their cells for breakfast. Soon, both began delivering fisticuffs and assaulted each other.
When the Prison Inspector Ishwardas Tulshiram Bahekar (44) tried to intervene, they beat him up and pushed him, as a result of which he fell on the ground. The guards rushed to the spot, over powered the duo and sent them to their respective cells.
Naved  Hussain Khan Rashid Hussain Khan has a death penalty on his head, along with 4 others, for his active role in planting the bombs stuffed in pressure cookers, in different train on 11 July 2006. In the seven blasts, on crowded trains within 11 minutes, 207 people were killed  700 were wounded.
Thirteen were nabbed (of whom one was acquitted by the MCOCA court), while 17 are still absconding. Besides death to 5 accused, life imprisonment was awarded to 7 by Special MCOCA Judge Y D Shinde on 30 September 2015. The prosecution had claimed that the absconding accused included 13 Pakistanis and members of the Lashkar-e-Tayyba, a Pakistan-based terrorist outfit. Due to pending litigations, none of the death sentences have  been carried out as yet.
Whereas Mohmed Azam Aslam Butt, is a notorious criminal serving life imprisonment on charges of killing one Kashinath Gharat at Andheri in Mumbai in September 2005. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on June 21, 2014. He was granted parole in 2014 and 2016, while he was lodged in Nashik Central Jail, and both times he had jumped. Then he secured 30-day parole on 26 October 2017, with an extension of 60 days. His parole expired on January 24, 2018 and when he didn’t show up the next day, a case was registered against him. Subsequently he was nabbed and was brought to the Nagpur prison.
There are many hardened convicts in Nagpur Central Prison, considered as high security prison. Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, a  convict on a death row, in 12 March,1993, serial bombing in Mumbai, in which 257 persons were killed and 713 others were injured, was hanged in the Nagpur Central Prison on 30 July 2015.  After that the Nagpur Central Prison has been a focus of attention with more convicts are brought in due to its vast expanse.

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Delhi on the boil over CAA, High alert in Mumbai I & B Ministry asks TV channels, not to broadcast content that promote ‘anti-national’ attitude.

IT News
Delhi, Feb 26:

While Delhi continues to be tense over ongoing anti-CAA agitations, Mumbai police have sounded a high alert and banned agitations in the city, except at the court approved site at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai.
On Tuesday police registered cases against 30 to 35 protestors who staged a sit in dharna late  Monday night at Marine Drive in South Mumbai, in support of Delhi anti-CAA protestors. In fact the protestors wanted to hold agitations at the Gateway of India in South Mumbai, but the police prevented them from holding agitation. Eventually they moved to Marine Drive, popularly known as Queen’s Necklace.
Maharashtra Home Ministry officials said that an alert has been sounded in Mumbai after violence in Delhi. The police are taking precautionary measures to maintain law and order in the state. Other than the designated area in Azad Maidan, no permission will be granted for any other protest in Mumbai, the official added. Maharashtra Minorities Minister Nawab Malik said that the Central Government is responsible for the anti-CAA agitations and its aftermath.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an application, filed by former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and others, seeking direction to the police to lodge FIRs on the complaints regarding the ongoing violence in Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The application will come up for hearing before a bench of Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, on Wednesday.
In another development, IPS SN Shrivastava was appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) in Delhi Police, with immediate effect, by the Central Government. A notification regarding this was issued by the Directorate General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
While nearly 13 persons were stated to be killed and over 140 including 48 policemen and 98 civilians, were injured, in stone pelting and firing, one Shahrukh, who allegedly opened fire at police during violence in northeast Delhi was taken into custody. Besides Delhi police registered FIRs against 11 protestors.
Delhi Metropolitan Railway Corporation (DMRC) temporary closed down metro stations at Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar and terminated trains at Welcome Metro station. The CBSE postponed Class 10, 12 exams in northeast Delhi which were scheduled  to be held on Wednesday. However, exams in the remaining areas of the National Capital will be held as per schedule.
The police imposed a curfew in Maujpur, Jafrabad, Kabir Nagar, Chand Bagh, Karawal Nagar, Gokulpri, Yamuna Vihar, Kardam Puri, Ghonda, Brahamouri areas of North East Delhi. In addition to local police, 35 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed. The police staged a flag march in Khajurikhas area on Tuesday.
Since the protestors blocked the road, the injured were being brought to hospitals on bikes and vans, Harjit Singh Bhatti, ex-president of the Resident Doctor’s Association, AIIMS said and condemned the attitude of the protestors.
Similarly the high alert was sounded and section 144 of the CrPC, banning assembly of four or more people, was imposed in NOIDA (outskirts of Delhi). The Police Armed Constabulary (PAC) was deployed in large number. Liquor shops near Delhi border areas were closed down and the patrolling and security was increased along the Ghaziabad and NOIDA borders by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued an advisory to TV channels, urging them not to broadcast content that promotes ‘anti-national’ attitude.
In the meanwhile the tributes were paid the slain Head Constable Ratan Lal, who was succumbed to bullet injuries during riots, by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and others at New Police Lines, Kingsway Camp, New Delhi.
A native of Sikar in Rajasthan, Ratan Lal has left behind a wife -Poonam and children - Siddhi (13), Kanak (10) and Ram (8)- remain inconsolable.  His body will be taken to his native village – Fathepur Tihwali in Rajasthan’s Sikar district – where cremation is scheduled for Wednesday. Residents of the village, have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for a government job for a family member and pension for his elderly parents.

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Assam Rifles Seized Huge quantity of cigarettes in Moreh

IGAR (South)
Imphal Feb.26

Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized huge quantity of Cigarettes near Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No- 2, Moreh on 24th Feb 2020.
During an Area Domination Patrol (ADP), at around 11:30 pm, troops of Assam Rifles recovered Cigarette packets worth Rupees 8 Lakhs near Indo-Myanmar Gate No- 2, Moreh. Troops of Assam Rifles   observed suspicious move close to border and challenged the person, the person dropped the package and ran away from the spot.
On through searching of the area 04 cartons were recovered.  However next day in the morning on detailed search of the area 19 more cartons were recovered.
The seized items has been handed over to Preventive Customs Office Moreh for further investigation.  

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