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Items filtered by date: Friday, 09 March 2018 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

It’s clear now; the war between the Left and the Right has begun

Demolition of Lenin’s Statue by hard core supporters of the Right Wing group in Tripura, soon after the BJP won a thumping majority in the recently concluded state assembly election is triggering wide scale violence across the country.
What started with pulling down of Communist icon Lenin’s statue in Tripura allegedly by Right Wing supporters has now spread to the entire country with busts and statues of several leaders coming under attack in the last few days. On Thursday, a bust of Mahatma Gandhi was found defaced in Kannur district’s Taliparamba town in Kerala. As per report, the spectacle carving was damaged and a garland on the statue was lying nearby. 2 days back Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s bust was targeted in the ongoing vandalisation of statues, in Tamil Nadu. Unidentified people poured red paint on Ambedkar’s bust in Chenna’s Tiruvottiyur area of the state.
On Thursday the country witnessed clashed between the Left and the Right wings students group in Kolkatta. Police were seen helpless as large number of Students protest over the vandalism of Jana Sangh leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s bust in the Kolkatta’s Kalighat locality.  Students belonging to the right-wing Hindu Jagran Manch clashed with the students of the Jadhavpur University and police were seen helpless to put the situation under control.
The Left has been playing vital roles in the running of the country since Independence. The Right Wing group too has also been playing its role. And the centralist always was in the power as India being a country which has the largest democracy in the world.

Now after the Right Wing group succeeded to capture majority in 21 states out the 29, the real, a new phenomenon in Indian politics is being witnessed. Thanks to the complex Indian society which has strong groups of Left Wing group as this new development is not a fight between religious groups.
Now the fact is that the Left is now in intolerable state. The defeat of CPM in Tripura had already upset them and was left with no choice but to review the party organizational structure until the statue Lenin was vandalized by supporters of Right wing group.
With the Right group in power, and failure to improve the status of the Congress Party with many against the dynastic rules, the Left party is now left as the only group that can emerges as an opponent. So the country now is going to witness war between Left and Right group. This is serious – both the left and right are cadre base group and use similar technique and training for the political strategy.
Let’s hope the kind of changes that is going to see in most part of the country does not reach here in the state of Manipur.

3 Barrel guns, 1 Activa without document recovered

Imphal, March 9: State police today recovered 2 double barrel guns, 1 single barrel gun and a white colour Activa Honda two wheeler vehicle possessed without any valid documents while conducting search operation at Lilong Arapti Maning leikai today morning.
A police source said that the operation was conducted from 4.30 am to 6.45 am today morning by a team of Thoubal police comprising of female personnel under the supervision SDPO Thoubal district Police.
A total of 270 male and 200 female were verified during the operation.

The 2 double Barrel guns and the Single Barrel gun as well as the Activa vehicle were recovered from one person identified as  Md. Md. Niyamattulla (age abt. 60 years0 son of late Md. Amalatula of Lilong Chaobok Mairel Khul.
The police source added that the Activa vehicle appeared to be a stolen one. However, it is yet to be verified.
The person along with the seized items were handed over to police station.

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Suicide claims of army man denied by family members ; Demands Justice

Imphal, March 9: Suicide claims by authority over the dead of army personnel Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo (34 yrs) has been refuted by the family member.
Talking to media persons at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul this afternoon, wife of the deceased jawan expressed suspicion to the way her husband died.
“No notice were sought to the family member’s of Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo about the incident which occurred on January 18, 2017 between 10am to 11 am by the concern army department though the news was pass through by a native known to the family members stating Yangmi Muyo has been hospitalized in serious condition”, said Timrawon Muyo , the 29 yrs old lady and wife of the deceased jawan, Yangmi Muyo.
Expressing disappointments over the negligence of the army officials who could have inform the family members about the incident, Timrawon Muyo said that none were allowed to get near the lifeless body of her husband.
Despite the officials has claim the death of her husband is suicide, it was found out that her husband has been murdered through the received report of post mortem, she added. Family members had lodged an FIR on January 19, 2018 at Sapormeina Police Station under Senaopati District to find out the truth on the suspicious death of Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo but till date no positive action or response has been made, even though they decry, the officer who is handling the case viz Kakai, ASI of Sapormeina Police Station won’t take up the case stating unreasonable response which is not related with the case, Timrawon Muyo asserts.
Since the case on the suspicious death of Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo remains unsolved and neglected, family members appeals the state government and concern department to look into the matter so that justice can be serve at the earliest and the culprits are made to pay the price of their deeds by the law of the land, asserts family members.
Mention may be that Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo was serving as Territorial Army at 165 Battalion in Laimakhong in wireless department with three other colleagues (1 tangkhul, 1 Muslim and 1 Kuki) and Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo was found dead at the store room where the four of them were posted with his throat slice three times.
Lance Naik Yangmi Muyo (34 yrs), son of Diamond Muyo of Halang Village in Ukhrul District left behind his wife and a son who is just 3 yrs and 10 months old.

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Samik Bandyopadhyay to deliver lecture on- “To Restore Poetry To Theatre” on March 11

Imphal, March 9: Eminent critic of Indian art, theatre and film, Samik Bandyopadhyay will deliver lecture on the topic- To Restore Poetry to Theatre on March 11, 2018 at 3 pm at Chorus Repertory Theatre, Shamushang Uku, Imphal in the second Kangjam Padmakumar Memorial Lecture. The event will be chaired by Longjam Joychandra Singh, Registrar of Manipur University of Culture.
Scholar, editor-publisher, translator, lexicographer, bibliophile, Samik Bandyopadhyay was the Rabindranath Tagore National Fellow at the School for Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi (2015-2017) and Member, Publication Committee, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi (2016–). He was Visiting Professor, SAA, JNU, New Delhi (2005-2012, 2014); Visiting Professor: ICCR Chair at the Department of Theatre Studies; Freie Universität, Berlin (April-July 2014); Vice-Chairman, National School of Drama (2006-2010); and Member National School of Drama Society (2005-May 2014).
He was also Lecturer, Departments of English Literature and Drama, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, 1966-73. Additionally,  he was Regional Editor, Oxford University Press, Calcutta, 1973-82, and was Founder-Editor, Seagull Books, 1982-88. More recently he was Founder-Editor, Thema, a small publisher based in Kolkata (estab. 1988).
His vast experience includes stints as Producer Emeritus, All India Radio and Doordarshan, 1989-92. Research Professor, Asiatic Society, Calcutta, 1995-97; Member, General Council, Sangeet Natak Akademi (2 consecutive terms) and Central Board of Film Certification (1970-80); Member, 14-Member Indian Delegation to the East-West Theatre Seminar organized by the International Theatre Institute, New Delhi 1966; Panelist at seminars on Indian Theatre as part of Festivals of India in USSR (Tashkent 1987) and Germany (Berlin 1992).
The lecture will follow with the famous Manipuri Ras Leela Dance.

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Maoist warns Catholic Schools for standing against indigenous people

Imphal, March 9: Armed rebel group Maoist Communist Party Manipur has warned the Catholic schools in the state for their stand against the indigenous people of the state.
In a statement, the outfit said that the Catholic schools are trying to avoid participation of the indigenous people in the school administration so that the administration can be done by the non-Manipuris. Maoist said such a stand is against the interest of the indigenous people of the state.
It said, the Maoist never interfere to the religious activities of the Catholic missionaries but cannot accept administration of the Catholic Schools without the participation of the indigenous people.
The rebel group also blamed the Nirmalabas, Little Flower and St. Joshep Schools in Imphal for collecting huge amount of money in the name of admission. “These 3 schools (Nirmalabas, LFS and St. Joshep) selected only about 100 students on lottery for new admission and allowed other 200 on quotas to CSOs  and others who came through the Bishop. The CSOs were allowed only 2 seat each”, the statement said.  
On the other hand the Maoist statement said that admission fee for the Catholic School Canchipur is only Rs. 3600 but Nirmalabas, LFS and St. Joshep took nearly Rs. 6000 as admission fee per student.
The Maoist said that it had already warned regarding the rampant corruption on admission and also negligence to indigenous people 10 days back. As no positive response is being received from the school authority the outfit will take a decision in consultation with the indigenous people of the state on what action should be taken up. The outfit further said any unwanted consequences should be the responsibility of the Bishops who had come from outside the state.

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KCP refutes IUCB clarifications

Imphal, March 9: Armed rebel group Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) while refuting the clarification by G. Tharaksana Devi, General Manager of Imphal Urban Co-operative Bank (IUCB) and Ng. Priyogopal Singh, Manager Banking of the said bank in a press conference held on March 7 said that the clarification is nothing but to conceal their misdeed.
In a press statement signed by Member in charge of Information and publicity, the outfit said that the ban by RBI was not mainly due to the rise in the Non-Performing Asset. But the major reason was because of the meeting of the TAFCUB (Task Force Co-Operative Urban Bank) which resolved to keep the IUCB under SAF (Supervision Action Framework) following the rating of ‘D’ on CAMELS (Capital Asset Manager Earning Liquidity System) in the RBI inspection report.   Reminding the misappropriation by GM Tharaksana and Manager Banking Ng. Priyogopal, the KCP said that the two persons - in violation of the SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) under the RBI Investment rules had invested the Security Purchase and Sales Investment. Following this a 3 member committee headed by A Somorendro as Chairman conducted an enquiry and as per the finding both were put under suspension. The statement also stated on how the two had misappropriated the bank money in violation the RBI regulations. When the mode of punishment have been under consideration, an appealed for reinvestigation of the case was received. Meanwhile, GM retirement was on Feb 28, 2018 and taking advantage of this the GM suspension was revoked. Without clearing the Pay, Pension and Gratuity, Tharaksana was restored to her post. But in contrast to the decision which said that all necessary payment related to Tharaksana will be made after departmental enquiry by an expert committee, the ban against her has also been revoked by concealing the misdeed by using RCS.
The statement said that the clarification by the two is seriously noted by the KCP and said the outfit will not keep silence into the matter.

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AR constructs water reservoir tank with distribution system

Imphal, March 9: 17 Assam Rifles of Headquarters 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles(South) gifted a Water Reservoir Tank with distribution system to the border village of Sorde. The village authority had approached 17 Assam Rifles for construction of Water Reservoir Tank with distribution system since there was no water supply facility available in that village and locals faced problems due to non availability of water supply. Assam Rifles immediately responded to the problems faced by villagers and constructed Water Reservoir Tank with distribution system under Border Area Development Project. The Water Reservoir Tank with distribution system constructed at Sorde village was handed over to village authorities on March 4. The village authority is expressed their heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks to Assam Rifles for their support.

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International Seminar on Ramkavya Parampara Aur Pryayog inaugurates

Imphal, March 9: A two-day International Seminar on “Ramkavya Parampara Aur Prayog: Vishes Sandhrabh Uttarpurva Ka Sahitya” concluded today at Court Hall, Manipur University.
The seminar was organised by Department of Hindi, Manipur University. The seminar will deliberate on hindi literature Ramkavya Parampara with special reference on the North-East literature.
Professor Adya Parasad Pandey, Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University inaugurated the seminar yesterday. Prof. Ravindra Kanhare,V.C. Bhoj Open University ahd Prof. Yogendra Pratap Singh, Director, Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, U.P. attended the inauguration as Guests of Honour respectively. Prof. Ch. Yashawanta Singh, Dean, School of Humanities, MU presided over the function.
Speaking on the inaugural day Professor Pandey said whenever we talk about Ram Katha or Ramayan, Tulsidas is always remembered. Recollecting those days in Kashi where he belongs to, professor said that he has been witnessing people talk and discussed about Ramayana in Kashi extensively. The Ramayana is one of the two great Indian epics. It tells about life, sibling relationship, difference between right & wrong, the value of a promise, love & respect for parents, beware of bad counsel.  It is not just a story. It tells the importance of values such as loving and respecting our family, keeping our promises, protecting the weak and to espouse the importance of doing our duty in relationships such as the ideal father, ideal son, ideal brother, and ideal wife, etc. The Ramayana preach a lot of values and ethics that we would want our children to imbibe which we can teach to our children by way of storytelling. Ram possessed the best managerial characteristics that utilized the maximum local resources and was into strategic alliance with others to achieve our desired goal said Pandey while terming the war between Ram and Ravana as the most economical war. He also extended his gratitude to delegates, participants and organising team for conducting such international seminars. Prof. Ravindra Kanhare thanked professor Pandey for hosting 105th Indian Science Congress at Manipur University. He highlighted about the political lessons which we can learn from Ramayana and Mahabharat.
Speaking to the gathering, Prof. Yogendra Pratap Singh stressed on involvement and association of Art and culture with Manipur Ras Lila and other mythological epics.
The function commenced with felicitation of the dignitaries followed by lighting of ceremonial lamp. Vote of thanks was proposed by Gaiguimeilu Kamei.

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