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Items filtered by date: Friday, 02 October 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

State celebrates 146th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi; President likely to approve ILPS bills: CM

The President of India is likely to give his assent to the three ILPS Bills after minute examination of the validity and limitations of the indigenous protection Bills, said Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh, while addressing a gathering at the 146th Gandhi Jayanti celebration held today at Congress Bhavan, BT Road here.
Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that after the State Assembly passed the Bills, the former Governor of Manipur had reserved the Bills for the President of India’s approval. It may take time but the President of India will give assent to the Bills after ensuring that it does not affect the interests of the people of both hill and valley.
In order to safeguard the holistic interest of the people of Manipur the President might consult with Home Ministry and other concern authorities, he added.
Regarding the prevailing unrest in hill areas, the Chief Minister said that the government has been inviting the apex bodies of hill based civil society organizations for meeting and to address their grievances through dialogue.
Even today, request has been made to Kuki Inpi for helping in bringing together all the bodies and convening a meeting.

In his reply to a question regarding the demand of Suspension of Operation (SoO) signatory Kuki underground groups, the CM said that creation of state within Manipur is not in the purview of the state government.
The government is ready to give the demands if it is reasonable, but will not compromise with the territorial integrity of the state, Ibobi asserted.
Regarding the recent appointment of Governor on additional charges, the CM said that the government has been urging the Centre to send a regular Governor considering the present law and order situation in the state. However, it is in the hands of the Centre to appoint a regular Governor for the state of Manipur.
Congressmen, who attended the function also pledged to follow the cleanliness policies of Gandhi.

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CCpur JAC sets agitation schedules

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Lamka, Oct 02: The Joint meeting between the Joint Action Committee and leaders of the various village committees, authorities and women groups resolved that agitation schedule will be effective from Monday,

October 5th till further notice. JAC stated that there will be relaxation from 5am - 2pm ; Total bandh from 2pm onwards. However, the following departments or establishments will be exempted from the bandh like Medical, Electricity, Telecom, Water supply (Excluding private service providers), Media, Bank and Treasury. Educational institutions are allowed to open till 12 noon. Dharnas to be held from 2pm – 5pm in Kangvai, Monglenphai, Light House, Sielmat, Lamka Police Station, District hospital, and Rayburn College (New Lamka). From 5pm onwards, the concern village committees, authorities may make necessary arrangements to suit local needs and situations.

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Free Eye Camp held at Community Hall, Takyel Kolom Leikai

Shija Eye Care Foundation in association with Young Progressive Club, Takyel organized a comprehensive eye camp at Takyel Kolom Leikai Community Hall, on Oct. 1. According to a press statement , 121 nos. of patients were examined for eye related problems during the eye camp. Among this 20 are diagnosed cataracts, 7 pterygium, 2 chalazion and 1 entropion.
Three patients were transported to Shija Eye Care Foundation, Langol for the corrective surgery on the same day and the remaining detected patients are treated at Shija Eye Care Foundation, Langol today. Dr. Sarda Ch., Consultant Ophthalmologist along with other supporting staff of Shija Eye Care Foundation examined the patients.
Shija Eye Care Foundation has been organizing regular camp at various locations of Manipur. Recently, Shija Eye Care Foundation mentored by Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai introduced the Subsidized Section of OPD and surgery where the patients are examined at Rs. 20/- at OPD and SICS cataract surgery at Rs. 1000/- (inclusive of 2 days stay). The section has been opened to ensure maximum nos. of patient avail of the services, the press statement added.

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AR recovers unclaimed precious stones

Troops of the 24 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered 05 Maroon coloured stones (Probably unprocessed Ruby Crystals) weighing 104 grams, approximately worth Rs. 6.76 lakhs on NH – 102 near Khudengthabi check post on September 30.  An AR press statement said that personnel at the AR post were alerted after getting specific inputs regarding smuggling of precious stones. When searched nearby areas along the road and a small transparent coloured polybag was recovered but no one accepted the ownership of the polybag, it said. The recovered stones were handed over to the Customs Department, Moreh for further verification.

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AR organises quiz competition

12 BIHAR of 9 Sector Assam Rifle under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a quiz competition for students of Pole Star Public School, Patsoi-III on Sep 30. A total of 30 Students participated and around 100 students witnessed the event. The competition was organised with the aim of promoting general awareness and inculcating reading habits in the students.  The students participated in the event with great zeal and enthusiasm.  The winners were distributed prizes jointly by OC Patsoi Post and Mr K B Singh, Principal of Pole Star Public School, Patsoi-III.  The Principal and staff of Pole Star Public School gave their vote of thanks and expressed their gratitude towards the Army/ Assam Rifles.  The event was well received and appreciated by everyone.

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AR saves snake bite victims

The medical team of 12 BIHAR Battalion of HQ 9 Sector AR under the aegis of the HQ IGAR (South) saved lives of two snake bite victim on October 1. The victims named Seitabati Devi, aged 58 years, Village - Utlau, Mayai Leikai, Bishenpur and Maniha, aged 56 years, Village – Maitram, Imphal West were bitten by snakes and were brought to the medical room, 12 BIHAR in a critical condition.  The victims were readily attended by the medical team and necessary first aid and anti snake venom injections were administered, thus saving the lives of both the individuals. It was appreciated by the family members of the individuals and the village heads.  The endeavour of army is to enhance the image of the Army and increase civil military bonding.

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Excavation at Tombisana High School complex to resume after 10 months halt

The excavation works in connection with construction of the Tombisana market begins from today after almost ten months halt. The decision came after the district magistrate Imphal west orders the excavation work to be done with video coverage under police supervision and in the presence of a duly detailed executive magistrate. 
Last year, during the excavation, skeletons and skulls of eight persons were discovered while leveling the earth at the Mantra Pukhri and a case has been already registered at Heingang Police station. The excavation work is now eyed from different sections of the society. The public notice issued by office of the district magistrate also permits the media and the civil society organization to take stock of the excavation works. The excavation works is being carried out for construction of a new market shed. The site was used as Tombisana High School campus and later used by Central Reserved Police Force followed by state police commandos.

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New political party formed

A new political party called Meitei Nationalist Party formed on September 30 has announced the objectives of the party today during a press meet held today at Hotel Mass. Brahmacharimayum Angousana Sharma has been unanimously elected as the founder president of the newly formed party. Speaking during the press meet Angousana Sharma said that the one point agenda of the newly formed political party is to demand Scheduled Tribe status for the Meitei people. He said inclusion of the Meitei to schedule tribe status will solve the inequality between Meitei and other communities of the state.

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CIRCA continues protest against merger agreement

After its month-long protest campaign against the merger agreement of 1949, Coalition for Indigenous’ Rights Campaign (CIRCA), Manipur organised a people’s convention and sit-in-protest demonstration at various parts of the state on Friday.
A public meeting was held at Lilong Arapti Ereima Lampak, Thoubal District with Convenor of CIRCA Somorendro Thokchom; Spokesperson of CIRCA Ningthouja Lancha and CIRA Member, Lamjingba. The CIRCA members also addressed the gathering against their agitation and the infamous merger agreement of 1949.
CIRCA, along with local meira paibis also organised another public meeting at Khurai Ukhrul Road Yaipha Lamjing Lup while sit-in-protests were also staged at Sekta and Lousangkhong area with the participation of a large number of local women.

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BJYM’s Mega Marathon postponed

The Mega Marathon organized by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Manipur Pradesh scheduled to be held on October 4 has been indefinitely postponed due to threat from an underground organization of the state. 
Speaking to the media at its party head office, Vice president of BJYM, Kh. Basanta said that the Mega Marathon is being organised to promote the spirit of sports amongst the youths of the state and is in the interest of the people as whole. It is postponed considering the safety of the participant he added. He further appealed that instead of imposing banned to the development works taken up by the BJP and its frontal organization, all organizations and individuals should appreciate the works taken up by them.

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