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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 31 December 2017 - Imphal Times

Let me float on the ocean of despondence

By: Parthajit Borah
Let me float on the ocean of despondence to
scale down the depth of black grief,
Let me fly over the hell to see
the suffered souls of the times,
Tiring hopes of wounded heart scream
for their inhumane treatment.

Let me smell the fragrance of your salty bosom,

Your slender sight glides a blue sea
over my eyes to flow a unknown sea;
It carries the flecks of red blood
to paint my heart chambers.

Let me touch the warmth of tears
to cry for a while,
Let me sail across the other
side of the sea; which is silent,
foggy, vast and far.

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Chief Minister distributed loans amounting Rs 54 lakhs to 45 beneficiaries

Imphal, Dec. 31: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh handed over loans worth Rs. 54,36,000 to selected 45 beneficiaries which included farmers, entrepreneurs etc. of different districts at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The loan amounts were given to the 34 beneficiaries for piggery farming, 10 beneficiaries for dairy farming and one beneficiary for embroidary that included two persons who came on previous Meeyamgi Numit for providing financial assistance and others under Area Development Scheme. The loan assistance ranging from Rs. 92,000 to Rs. 10 lakh was provided under the Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister said that the government is for the people and the sole purpose of having a government is to serve the people and work towards development of the State. He mentioned that after meeting different sections of the society on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day on every month, the government thoroughly discussed with some banks for providing loans to needy people and it was decided that the government would extend help and financial assistance to those needy people of the State.
Chief Minister mentioned that if the beneficiaries repay the bank loans on time then they would get 50 percent grant/subsidy of the loan amount and they would get more loans in future too. He appealed the beneficiaries to abide the rules and regulations of the banks so that they could repay the loan amount on time. Chief Minister stated that we, Manipuris, have some drawbacks and weakness as we consider that the bank loans are being provided for free and we don’t have to pay off the loans. We should always remember that the beneficiaries have to repay the loan on time, he added.

Chief Minister appealed those banks which are operating in the State to extend help and provide financial assistance to the potential and talented people, entrepreneurs. He said that banks don’t belong to the business community and government employees only. The present government would not tolerate those banks that don’t support and extend their help for the welfare of the people of the State. He mentioned that the government has already taken a decision that those banks that assist poorest of the poor people of the State would be definitely getting support from the government.
On the occasion, Chief Minister conveyed his best wishes and warm greetings to the people of Manipur for a happy and prosperous New Year, 2018.
MLA of Yaiskhul AC Th. Satyabrata, Principal Secretary Vineet Joshi, officials of Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd were present during the distribution of loans to the beneficiaries.

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Greeting by Governor, Chief Minister, others on New Year -2018

Dr. Najma Heptulla Governor of Manipur

It gives me great pleasure to wish the people of Manipur a very Happy New Year – 2018.
The dawn of a new year is always significant as new resolutions are made, looking to the future with hope. We look forward to a better tomorrow learning from our experience and achievement of the past. As we step on the threshold of 2018, let us all resolve to work hand-in-hand for creating harmony and peace in all parts of Manipur during the coming year.
I join the people of Manipur in celebrating New Year’s Day, 2018 and hope that everybody will be blessed with good tidings for a more prosperous and peaceful new year.
Once again, my best wishes to all the citizens of Manipur a very “Happy New Year-2018”.


Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh
On the joyous occasion of the New Year, 2018, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of the State. New year is an occasion to celebrate and look ahead towards a bright future. With the advent of New Year, let us resolve, reaffirm and commit ourselves towards building a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Manipur.
May this New year bring happiness, peace and prosperity in everyone’s lives.

Th. Shyamkumar minister MAHUD, Town Planning, Forest & Environment, Horticulture, Soil Conservation Manipur
I convey my very best wishes and sincere thanks to all of you as we wrap up an eventful 2017 and shift our momentum into the next calendar year. The past 12 months have been marked by noteworthy achievement and changes.
As we reflect on the past year, I believe that we have many reasons to have enormous pride in our accomplishments and look forward with enthusiasm to next year. This is a time to realize that throughout history our strength as a State has come from the mutual understanding and co-existence that made up rise together.
The unity that prevails without communal division in the celebration of this New Year, participating in traditions and visiting of relatives helps in strengthening peace and unity among all.
What is special in this New Year celebration is the spread of festivity amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community, with important strides being taken to realize the need for unity among all our people.
I extend warm greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. Let 2018 be a year of peace, progress and harmony.

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Thoubal police destroys seized liquors worth around Rs. 1.3 lakhs

Imphal, Dec 31: Thoubal Police today destroyed seized liquors worth around Rs. 3.4 lakhs at its office premises today. Officer in Charge of Thoubal Police Rishikesh said that the destroyed liquors were seized during the month of November and December. The liquors are being disposed today as today falls as last day of 2017 and most people enjoy using illicit liquors. Rishikesh appealed people to inform police if such illicit liquors are found selling. In November, a total of 702 litres of country made liquor were seized and in December 540 litre of country liquors were seized while conducting drive at various places. The value of country made liquor destroyed today is around Rs. 62,200/- while, Indian made foreign liquor destroyed cost around Rs. 70,000/-.

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