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Businessman shot dead by unknown gunmen; 3 bullets pumped

Imphal, Oct. 4: Unknown gunmen today shot dead a person near a crematorium located at Oinam Leirak at Chanchipur area under Singjamei Police station. The incident took place at around 8am today morning.
The deceased has been identified as Lal Babu Singh, age about 50yrs, son of Rawan Singh of Simraha, Motihari East Champharan under Rajpur Police Station of Bihar. At present he is staying at Mantripukhri and has been doing Ngari (fermented fish) business since the last 10 years.
The bullet riddled dead body was found blind folded with both hands tight at the back. The way the deceased was found death suggest that the gunmen might have brought him from some area before shooting him at the site.
Locals said they heard sound of firing but did not expect gun shot as many play crackers these days.

Three bullets were pumped to the body. One at the chest, another at the right abdomen and one bullet hit at the right thigh.
No organisation or individuals has so far claimed the shooting.
Police team which arrived at the spot picked up the dead body and deposited at RIMS Morgue.

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So far, so good; but criticism should be welcome

A good deed should be appreciated, and despite naysayers expressing their reservations on the expressed intentions and the ability to implement its promises by the present Biren –led state government, there can be no denying the fact that the slew of developmental works being executed since the change of guard barely three months ago is impressive and is unlike any the state have witnessed in quite a few years.
A studied and planned pattern of implementing policies and program on priorities based on the need of the general public is clearly evident, and it must also be said that the absence of inordinate delays or inexplicable goof-ups in implementation of various progressive efforts which have become an accepted and expected norm rather than the exception is still viewed by some as a political gimmick.
Starting night life is another plus point for the government, but as this being on experimental basis, every constructive criticism should be welcome and the government authority should make change as per the criticism after thorough discussion. Night life is a must for various reasons.

Catering to the needs or addressing the concerns of every single individual in the state is an impossible task and one no sensible person should expect from anybody with any form of authority over the society be it legal or otherwise. However, getting to know the real concerns and issues of the common public is a vital step towards making efforts to finding a solution for the greater good.
‘Meeyamgi Numit’ was conceived for the very purpose and it is upto the public to make efforts to raise their concerns or genuine issues instead of criticizing such radical steps towards removing the age-old barrier that has been preventing the elected representatives from getting a feel of the real concerns and issues being faced by the general public. Mechanisms to prevent corruption in public and government domain has already been put into place, and it would be a shame for the public if we could not muster enough courage to try out the claims of the government before airing our opinions and views belittling the efforts of the government on social media.
Time will ultimately prove the mettle of the present government who have taken upon itself to right the wrongs and expressed intent to steer the state towards the path to inclusive progress and transparent and clean governance. There is still much to do before the state government can present any significant achievement on its part. It must also refrain from falling into the trap of developing the dubious habit of tom-tomming its own works like its predecessor. Just as wise men learn from the mistakes of others, so should the present state government analyse and identify areas to be prioritised so that focus can be made for sustainable, inclusive and well-rounded progress while continuing with the developmental projects and efforts that are still viable which were initiated by the previous government. The onus of mobilizing the collective support and assistance for the development of the state is on the state government. The public is warming up to the challenges and potentials of participating in the process of nation-building. It would be a tragedy for the future of the state if the renewed enthusiasm is made to go waste.

‘Influx of illegal immigrants key issue of NE’

Imphal, Oct 4: Even as the state government of Manipur is yet to take up any decision on whether to pass a strict legislation for protection of the indigenous Manipuri people, neighbouring states which are already enforcing legislation like inner line permit system have started taking serious about the threats of illegal migrants.
Civil society in Manipur too is acting slow to press the government regarding the matter but the civil bodies of the neighbouring states are taking the issue with extreme seriousness.
As per report reaching here, the North East Indigenous People’s Forum (NEIPF) said the influx of illegal immigrants into the North East states is one of the key issues that it would be raising with the legislature, executive and the judiciary of the country.
The decision was taken at the first meeting of the NEIPF, a conglomeration of various
organisations which include peace-bound militant outfits from the seven states of the North Easter region. The meeting was held at the picturesque Orchid Lake resort at Umiam, about 15 km from Shillong. The Federation of Khasi-Jaintia and Garo People, one of the biggest social organisations from Meghalaya, was the host of the meeting chaired by the United Liberation Front of Assam General secretary Anup Chetia as the forum’s chief convenor.
On the other hand, Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has also urged the Nagaland state government to take up strict measures against the influx of Rohingyas at various part of the North East states including Nagaland.
A Statement from the CNTC media cell also said that the State Government’s law enforcement to detect and deport illegal immigrants was lax and ineffective.
Taking serious note of the recent spate of crimes by immigrants across the State, CNTC appealed to all tribal hohos and organizations of Nagaland not to remain as mute spectators anymore, but to join hands in curbing this danger for our children and their future.
Meanwhile, Assam police have arrested 6 Rohingyas from Karimganj district recently who entered into the state illegally. Talking to newspersons in Guwahati yesterday, Director General of Police, Mukesh Sahay said that on the basis of their information police arrested another three persons in Tripura for helping them to into the state. He said that all 9 persons are into the police custody now. He said that security agencies have taken all steps to prevent Rohingyas from sneaking into the state.

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Renovated Administrative Building Inaugurated

Chandel,Oct.4: Chief of Riverlane, Ws. Boyes today inaugurated a Renovated Administrative Building of Maha Union Govt. Hr. Sec. School under the SMDC & able leadership of School Principal at Japhou in Chandel District.
The inaugural function was also attended by K.Shangkham Convenor SMDC RAMSA, Sr.Monos Pastor, Kl.Arun Convenor SMDC, SSA, Dr.H.Kunjabihari Principal Maha Union Hr. Sec. School and SNG.Lumdil Anal President Anallon Chief Association as the Presidium members respectively. As part of the function, under AI, ZEO Chandel distributed school T-shirt’s to students of Class V and VIII of Maha Union Higher Secondary School
Beside Several villagers, Students, Village Authority members and Church leaders also attended the inaugural function.

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Dy. CM extends financial support to players ‘Indian badminton players will flourish in future’

Imphal, Oct 4: Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that Indian Badminton players are of higher standards and they will flourish in future challenging top players around the world. He was speaking to newsmen at his residence at Naoremthong in Imphal today while distributing financial assistance to the parents of four Junior Badminton Players who are representing India in the Asian Badminton Championship, 2017 (Under-15 & Under-17) which begins today at Yangon, Myanmar and World Junior Badminton Championship, 2017 (Under-19) slated to begin on 9th of this month in Indonesia. Deputy Chief Minister handed over a sum of Rs. 50,000 each to the parents of the four players.
Joykumar Singh said, nowadays popularity of Badminton in India especially in Manipur has been increasing a lot. We have a number of talented players which need to be encouraged so that they can perform very wellin National and International tournaments bringing laurels for the nation. He said, countries like China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Denmark have dominated Badminton for years but nowadays players from India, Japan, Korea and Thailand have been challenging them levelling up to the top most positions.
Asserting that State badminton players are playing well formatted higher standards in their games, Deputy Chief Minister expressed confidence that they will be able to win medals in major tournaments and even in Olympics. He said, they should be encouraged with proper care and attention and facilities as well as sufficient infrastructures to train them should be made available in the State. He appealed the people especially to the sports loving fraternity to encourage and extend help to the budding talents for a successful future. Wishing the national football team who are going to represent India in the Under-17 Football World cup which is going to begin on 6th of this month in New Delhi, Joykumar Singh said, we are proud of having eight players from Manipur in the national team that will play in the tournament. It will be an impetus to the nation for the development of Football and hope that they will perform well in the tournament and bring laurel for the nation, he added.
In the Asian Badminton Championship 2017(Under-15), Punshiba Yenkhom from Kakching Mayai Leikai will play in Singles and Maisnam Meiraba Luwang from Sega Road will play in Singles in Under-17 Category. While K. Dingko and Kh. Manjit both from Ningthoukhong Ward No. 12 & 13 respectively will participate in Doubles events in World Junior Badminton Championship, 2017.
International Badminton Referee H. Gyaneshwor Singh, coaches and parents participated among others in the function.

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62nd Wild Life week celebrated at JNV Chandel

Chandel,Oct.4: Chandel Forest Division and Tengnoupal Forest Divisionna jointly celebrates 62nd Wildlife Week Celebration 2017 at  Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Chandel today.
The celebration under the theme   “Celebrate Rights of Wildlife” was attended by  Kamei Angam Romanusna, SP Chandel as the chief guest while Divisional Forest Officer Cum District Wildlife Warden, Vinod DK (IFS) presided over the function. Principal of JNV Chandel S.Basavarajna attended as Guest of honour.
Assistant Conservator of Forest Dr L.Jeeceelee, Chandel Forest Division. Range Forest Officer (RFO) Chandel Shamurailatpam Tomba Sharma,RFO Tengnoupal H.Imo Sharma,RFO Moreh N.Santosh Singh among others took parts in the celebration. A spot painting competition under the them  “Our Arboreal Primate: Hoolock Gibbon” was also held as a part of the celebration for students of Class V to VIII
For students of Class IX to XII a spot essay writing completion under the theme  ”Biodiversity and Livelihood” was also held.

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Manipur Maoist to launch Mega Protest to protect Indigenous people from Nov.1

Imphal, Oct. 4: Armed rebel group Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) said that it will organise a week long Mega Protest from November 11, 2017 to protect the Indigenous people of the state. In a statement the outfit said that they will take all responsibility of planning and organising the protest. However it appeals the people not to consider the party as the leader of the movement .
The outfit  further said the commander of the MCPM had been intimating with leaders of civil society organisations and clubs of each locality to make the mega protest an effective one. MCPM statement said that while trying to meet the leaders of UNMM and WAD they fail to give positive response and instead mock the party while talking over phone.
The outfit warm the two organisation of standing against the people of the state and said that if the two organisation fail to clarify within one week both the NGO will be consider as anti-people.

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As law & order restored, Sadar Hill civil bodies and students want to organise main event of Kut Festival at Kangpokpi

Imphal, Oct 4: Kuki civil societies and students’ bodies of Kangpokpi district want the State level Kut festival to be held at Kangpokpi district head quarter. However, the decision to hold the festival at the state capital Imphal in the meeting of the State Level Kut Committee (SLKC) Manipur the state level Kut programme have disappointed the Kangpokpi based Kuki bodies.
The decision to hold the festival at Imphal was adopted in the meeting of the SLKC held on October 2, 2017.
As per a statement signed by Tonglen Khongsai,  General Secretary, United Welfare Committee, Kangpokpi district, Ngamkhohao Haokip, General Seceratry KSO, Sardar Hill and Seimang Khongsai, President Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district, the representative from the Kangpokpi district failed to turn up in the said meeting, however a similar meeting was held on the same day by the civil societies and students’ body in Kangpokpi district where they resolved to urged the authority for organising the festival at Kangpokpi district. “, it is more than ten years that the state level Kut has not been organized in the hills but continuously done in Imphal on ground of bad law and order situation in the hills. Now the situation in the hills has improved and we also would do our best to ensure that the Kut programs are done without any disturbances”, the statement signed by the three leaders said.
Kut Festival is the premiere festival of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo groups of Manipur. Also known as the “Chavang Kut”, it is one of the main festivals of Manipur and is celebrated with great fervour and zest. It is celebrated every year on November 1 throughout the state. For around 10 years the main event was held at 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles, due to the law and order problem of the state.
Kuki bodies from Kangpokpi said that law and order has been restored and they deserve to hold the festival at Kangpokpi. The statement urged the SLKC to review the decision for organising the main event at Imphal.

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Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives in Dhaka on three-day visit

By: Siam Sarower Jamil

(IT Correspondent)

Dhaka, Oct 4: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has arrived Dhaka on Tuesday on an official visit.

The three-day visit comes at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart AMA Muhith.

A special aircraft carrying the Jaitley-led Indian delegation landed at Bangladesh Air Force Base in Dhaka around 3pm.

He was received by Bangladesh Finance Minister Muhtih.

Jaitley is accompanied by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and other senior officials and a 30-member business delegation from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI.

He was taken to the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon from the air force base.

Jaitley is scheduled for a meeting with representatives of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries or FBCCI in the afternoon at the hotel, where he will be staying during his visit.

During this visit, Bangladesh and India are expected to sign deal on $4.5 billion line of credit during this visit, which was announced during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 2017 New Delhi visit.

An agreement for the implementation of the third line of credit is expected to be signed in the presence of two finance ministers on Oct 4.

In addition, the 'joint interpretative notes on the agreement between India and Bangladesh for the promotion and protection of investments' will also be signed.

During his visit, Jaitley will address an audience on India’s 'macroeconomic initiatives, at an event organised by the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh and the High Commission of India.

The two finance ministers will jointly inaugurate a new scheme for cashless transactions in visa services run by the State Bank of India on behalf of the High Commission of India.

They will also inaugurate the Dhaka representative office of the EXIM Bank of India.

Jaitley will leave Dhaka on Thursday.

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