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If a person throws stone to Shops , should we wait for the magistrate to prove or should the police act? – MU Community

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Imphal, July 27,

While stating that the core objective of Education is the search for truth and the means to arrive at the truth, The Manipur University community who has been on strike for over 55 days today stated that they are fully committee to this exemplary example.
In a statement signed by Presidents of MUSU, MUTA and MUSA, it is stated that if a person throw stones to a shop at Paona Bazar and cause damage, is it right to wait for the magistrate to arrive and give judgment that whether the person is throwing stone to the shop?
This comes as a reply to those protagonists who are talking about ‘natural justice’ in connection with the unstinted demand for removal of AP Pandey from his VC post of Manipur University.
“ Talking about natural justice in the present context of Manipur University is no different from inviting the magistrate before security forces arrest the person causing damages to the shops.
The Manipur University Community is still firm on the demand for removal of the present VC AP Pandey, from his position coupled by an Independent enquiry to his financial and administrative misdeed to establish accountability and generate lessons for posterity, the statement added.

Pointing out the irregularities and damage cause by the VC AP Pandey, the statement said that the VC is still not at his station of his posting , he left Imphal on July 25, 2018.
“True to his habit the date of his return is unspecified. Even more he left station without handing over the charge to anybody in the University.
AP Pandey in his clarification stated that there is no mandatory requirement , as per the Manipur University Act 2005 to hold meetings of the Executive Council and the Finance Committee minimum of 3 times a year. But the Article 13 (3) of the Manipur University Act 2005b writes that the VC may , if he is of the opinion that immediate action is necessary on any matter, exercise any power conferred on any authority of the University by or under this Act and shall report to such authority at its next meeting the action taken by him on such matter.
In Article 22 (2) it is also stated that “ Subject to the provisions of this Act , the Court shall have the following powers and Function :- a) to review , from time to time , the broad policies and programmes of the University and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University; b) to consider and pass resolutions on the annual report on such accounts.
Article 18 (5) says that the finance Committee shall meet at least thrice every year to examine the account and to scrutinize proposals for expenditures.
The statement also stated that Prof AP Pandey not only indulges in continual violation of the Constitution Norms but also put in writing in the public domain that he does not have to follow these.
“Does not the open and profuse violation of the constitution demand immediate impeachment?” the MU Community question.

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CPI(M) supports Sanjita Chanu   Send her to 18th Asian Games 2018- Kshetrimayum Santa

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Imphal,July 27,


The Manipur State Committee of CPI (Marxist) expressed serious concern to the Anti-Doping test of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medalist Sanjita Chanu and condemn in the strongest term.

A statement by Kshetrimayum Santa, Secretary, Manipur State CPI-M said that the party feels that the alleged vindictive natures of the Indian Weightlifting Federation and International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medalist Sanjita Chanu  are condemnable

The “administrative mistake”  mentioned in the report of the IWF to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)  on the doping process of Sanjita Chanu’s urine sample which was collected on 17th November,2017 at Las Vegas, USA by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) highlighted the casualness and unprofessional practices in conducting the tests, Santa added in the statement.

It further said Miss Sanjita Chanu was a victim of the maladministration in conducting the doping tests by the concerned Agencies. Her fame was tarnished and she was in deep trauma after getting the unexpected report on May 15 this year on her doping test from the IWF. She ran from post to pillars to get justice, even to the state office of CPI (Marxist) and Chief Minister Office, Manipur. Her trauma was short lived as she believes that she is winning the battle against the injustice committed to her. She was encouraged by the media and people to fight till the end to get justice. 

“Her case is a case of bold and bravery in the history of doping test in the country in particular. The Manipur unit of CPI (M) appeal to the authority of sports in the country to send Sanjita Chanu as a member of Indian weightlifting contingent to the 18th Asian Games 2018 to be held at Jakarta, the Capital city of Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018, to keep her name in the list of Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, to accord her due promotion as a distinguished sportsperson and a suitable award to compensate the unnecessary trauma she experienced. The party demand for constitution of an inquiry to look into the “unmistakable” mistake and to punish the culprits. And, the party appeal to the state government to arrange a suitable post for Sanjita Chanu in the state service to enable her to represent Manipur”, the statement further added.


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Newly constructed infrastructures inaugurated at RIMS

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Imphal, July 27,

Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal inaugurated newly constructed OPD counter, Public Kitchen and Public Lavatory of the Department of Psychiatry, RIMS, Imphal. During the inauguration, Prof. A. Santa Singh said that there were not enough basic facilities in the Department last so many years. But, now, under the initiative of the Department of Psychiatry, such basic facilities like OPD counter, public kitchen and public lavatory can be constructed in time and dedicated to the public. Such facilities will be immensely benefited to the patients. He also urged other departments to take more initiatives for the development of the institute. Prof. RK. Lenin Singh, head of department of Psychiatry stated that before 10 years only 20 to 30 patients used to visit Psychiatry OPD but it is increased to more than 100 patients per day. The present problem of congestion could be solved after the inauguration of new OPD counter. The newly constructed lavatory will solve earlier problem of public toilet facility in the department.
Prof. Ch. Arunkumar Singh, Medical Superintendent of RIMS Hospital, Principal, Dental College, faculty members, Deputy Director (Admn), Chief Accounts Officer, officials, staff and students were also present in the function.

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KSA and NEFIS to submit memorandum to MHRD regarding MU impasse

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Imphal, July 27,

A signature campaign jointly conducted by the Kangleipak Students Association and NEFIS will be submitted to the MHRD on July 28, a statement by KSA said today.
The signature campaign was conducted demanding support to the MU community for removal of the corrupt AP Pandey, the statement said.
Meanwhile hearing of the PIL filed on the issue of the MU has been differed on August 7, 2018.

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SSUM stages protest rally demanding filling of vacant teachers

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Imphal, July 27,

Socialist Students’ Union Manipur (SSUM) today staged a rally in and around Nongpok Sekmai demanding filling of vacant teachers as well as sending back of the head Master in charge of the Nongpok Sekmai Khumbi High School. Large number of students from the school and volunteers of SSUM took part in the rally. Incidentally the school is located in the assembly constituency of Education Minister Th. Radheshyam.

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Computerisation of Jamabandi in Imphal East

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Imphal, July 27,


Deputy Commissioner of Imphal East District has notified that issue of Computerised Jamabandi (Patta) in respect of the revenue villages namely 60-Sangsabibi and 76-Tellou under Sub-Deputy Collector, Sawombung shall be started w.e.f 03/08/2018 in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, lmphal East District, Porompat, Manipur during 11 am to 3 pm on all working days.

The Computerised Jamabandi/ROR shall be issued on payment of Rs 50/(Rupee: fifty) only per Jamabandi (Pam) copy through T. R-5 done from the Office of the Sub Deputy Collector, Sawombung.

Henceforth, the practice of issuing manually processed Jamabandi (Putts) of the revenue village mentioned above has been discontinued with immediate effect.

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Police warns action against vendor occupying footpath at Moreh

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Moreh, July 27,

Moreh Police has warned footpath vendors to stop opening stalls at Footpath if not as eviction of the occupier is soon starting.

Today a team of Tengnoupal District Police led by Additional Superintendent of Police K. Robinsun , Sub-Divisional Police Officer Shandeep Gopal Das , Officer In Charge Letkhohao Vaiphei , Traffic Officer In-charge Kaiminthang organized a road awareness to the vendors who are occupying the Footpath for selling their goods .
The awareness to stop occupying the foot path came after occurrence of Frequent Traffic Jam in Moreh Town. Pedestrians including students and other tourist are facing difficulties as the vendors occupy the path for them.
Police said they are starting eviction of the footpath vendor from tomorrow.

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NERCORMP Managing Director’s visit to Chandel District

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 Managing Director NERCORMP, Shri. Dr. Shailendra Choudhari, along with Director (FI&FS) Mr. HB. Rocky Anal, visited NERCORMP Chandel on Thursday 26th July, 2018.
A review programme on the ongoing activities was held at Purum Pantha Village, Chandel Block, where more than 8 villages participated in the programme.

Similar program was held at Nungpan village, Chakpikarong Block, Chandel where more than 30 villages participated in the programme.
Altogether around 800 community members including the Chakpikarong Village Chief Association, Village Chief, NaRM-G Leaders, SHGs Leaders and surrounding community members attended the programme.
Smt. Lily Rose Jajo, District Project Director, NERCORMP Chandel, Officers and staff of NERCORMP Chandel, Chief Functionaries and staff of partner NGOs were also present in the program. In the programme, every village SHGs show case their produces, handicrafts and handloom items.
The programme started with Cultural dance showcasing different tribal dances. Welcome song was presented by SHG members.The respective NaRMG leaders of every village presented activity implementation status report. Shri Dr. Shailendra Chaudhari, Managing Director, NERCORMP, emphasized on his speech, the different developmental activities taken up NERCORMP in 4 North Eastern States of India.
He also mentioned that NERCORMP project was awarded as best project in the world by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).He appreciated the good work of the District Team and PNGOs and encouraged to continue the services in the development of the district. Smt. Lily Rose Jajo, District Project Director, NERCORMP Chandel and Shri HB. Rocky Anal Director (FI&FS) also spoke on the programme.

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Seized liquor worth Rs. 1,87,300/- destroyed

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Thoubal, July 27,


Seized liquors worth Rs. 1,87,300/- by police and excise personnel during a drive conducted in the last one month were destroyed in front of Excise office Yairipok in Thoubal district. Dy. SP Excise Thoubal, Th. Priyokumar Singh and OC of Yairipok Police A Nabakumar among other were present along with local Meira paibis when the liquors were destroyed.

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Ripe opportunity for awareness and action

With the increasing pace of life and the corresponding increase in social as well as work pressures, food habits of the people around the world have taken a hit for the worse. The most glaring evidence of this unfortunate changing trend is the gradual increase in the number of fast-food joints and ready-to-eat snack bars as well as local kiosks catering to the public with mostly fried stuffs to satiate the hunger instantaneously. Food that can be had on the go is being preferred over those which are healthy and wholesome but takes time to prepare. However, there is also an increasing awareness amongst the conscious and connected public cutting across age groups and professions regarding the need to inculcate a good dietary habit in order to combat the increasing stress and strains of our daily life. The general consensus amongst the conscious eaters is that fruits and vegetables play a vital role in maintaining the health and even reversing the harmful effects of work and environment.
A very disturbing news doing the rounds about some unscrupulous elements using unfair and potentially harmful methods of ripening fruits in the state have however put a question mark on the safety and reliability of the food products being sold in the state. However, the incident should not come as a surprise to many as the practice has been carried on for decades without any significant restrictions or objections from the authorities. The failure of those authorized and entrusted to ensure the safety and usability of foodstuffs for so long have only emboldened these elements who would not think twice about using any and all means at their disposal, fair or foul to speed up their earnings.

The menace of food adulteration and indiscriminate use of chemicals to either speed up the ripening process or to slow down the rate of decomposition is not confined to fruits alone. If anybody would care to recollect, there had been news of farmers using chemicals to increase their products both in size as well as quantity, or even halt the process of decomposition by using formaldehyde as reported in the case of fishes being brought into the state. On the other hand, there is also the disturbing report of plastic rice and even eggs being dumped into the country. While most of the chemicals used for such purposes such as Calcium Carbide have been banned by the government, their use is still rampant. There is still the danger of misusing those chemicals which are still not banned such as Ethylene (if used within certain limits) as there is every chance of the chemical being abused in the mad rush for quicker profit.
Today, the threat of harmful chemicals contaminating our foods on a daily basis is a very real and disconcerting one, and such practice cannot be allowed to propagate and continue any longer. However, the issue is a complex one especially in a state like Manipur where the mechanism to ensure safety of food is almost absent as of now, and any means or effort to check such unfair practices requires the combined involvement of the whole community, government agencies, policymakers, fruit-sellers, farmers, scientists and consumers to find an effective solution to this matter. Meanwhile, the best and most satisfying option is to start our own fruit and vegetable garden.

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