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One held for killing migratory birds; Forest Minister appeals protection of Wildlife & Environment

Imphal, Sept 29,

Forest and Environment Minister Th. Shyamkumar has appealed to the people of the State to help in the protection of wildlife & environment. Addressing media persons at his New Secretariat office, the Minister said the report of the arrest of one person for allegedly poisoning and killing migratory birds is highly condemnable and unfortunate.  
A team of Bishnupur Police Station led by SI Y. Motilal Singh today arrested a person named Khundrakpam Nabachandra Singh, 52 years old for allegedly poisoning and killing migratory birds at Kwasiphai Maning Leikai, Bishnupur district. It is reported that around 20-30 birds, mostly mynas and doves, died due to poisoning by insecticides anucron, super killer and novan among others. The arrested person said he used the insecticides to protect American Peas cultivated in his paddy field. The Police team also found dead birds hanging on sticks which were used to scare the other birds.

Informing the media that the person will be produced before the court for his offence, the Minister stated that the State Government is working hard and is committed for wildlife and environmental conservation.
Forest and Environment Minister further said the person if found guilty, can be convicted under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 for which he can be imprisoned for a term which can extend upto three years or with fine which may extend to Rs 25,000 or with both.
Th. Shyamkumar appealed to the citizens of the State to contribute in the effort to save the wildlife and environmental protection and conservation.

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AR conducts ex-serviceman rally

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Imphal, Sept 29,

To honour and commemorate the sacrifice and selfless service to nation by the ex-servicemen, Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a mega Ex-Servicemen rally at Pallel on 28 September 2018. The event was attended by an approximate strength of 106 Ex-Servicemen, their dependents, Veer Naaris (war widows) and locals hailing from hill areas of Chandel and Tengnoupal Districts.

The rally was conducted to provide a platform for registration of grievances and for their immediate redressal. Issues related to pension, health care, re-employment among many others was taken up at the event. The mega rally had inter alia, a pension anomalies cell, bank cell, NARCOM Cell and medical camp comprising of specialists ENT, Dental, Medical and Gynecologist. In the medical camp free diagnosis and distribution of medicine along with medical consultation were given to the Veterans, Veer Naaris and locals. On the occasion the officers of Chandel Bn and HQ 26 Sector Assam Rifles interacted with the Ex-Servicemen, locals and representatives of District Sainik Welfare Board and briefed them about various welfare schemes.

The Veer Naaris, War Veterans and Ex-Servicemen were felicitated during the event by the Chief Guest Brig S SSheoran, Sena Medal Bar

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Awareness Programme on Organic Farming


Kangpokpi, Sept. 29,

As a part of the National Nutrition Month, a programme on Promotion of Drumstick/Local Medicinal Herbs and Vegetables cum Awareness Programme on Organic Farming and Plantation was organised at the Eklavya Model Residential School, Gamnom Saparmeina in Kangpokpi District on Friday. The programme was jointly organised by Sadar Hills ADC, Kangpokpi and District administration, Kangpokpi.

The highlight of the programme was the demonstration on Vermi composting by District Agriculture Officer, Kangpokpi Shri N. Tolen Singh, which was followed by a brief lecture on the importance of drumstick as a food item and its medicinal value.

While interacting with the students of the school, Deputy Commissioner, Kangpokpi Dr.Rangitabali Waikhom, who was present as Chief Guest, exhorted them to focus on their aim in life and to be true to themselves and work hard to achieve their goal.

The programme was also attended by CEO, Sadar Hills ADC Shri T. Manihar , Principal of Eklavya Model Residential School, officials and staff of Agriculture Department, Kangpokpi, teachers and students of EMR School.

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Govt. to organise ‘Irabot Day’ from this year: CM

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Imphal, Sept. 29,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the State Cabinet has decided to organise the birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot on September 30 by the Government of Manipur as a State function from this year. This was stated by him at the launching function of Swachh Survekshan theme song at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Briefing the media persons, Chief Minister stated that the State level function would be held at near Saheed Minar, Imphal at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. A Foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of Irabot Statue would also be held at Irabot Square, Thangmeiband near Manipur Legislative Assembly building at 3:00 p.m, he added. Eminent persons would deliver lecture on the life and history of Irabot. Chief Minister said that the objective of the Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in. Cleanliness is of great importance in the prevention of many kinds of diseases and it is our responsibility to keep our environment clean, he added.
Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the officials of government offices and schools authorities for making cleanliness drive regularly in their office premises and schools.
During the function, Chief Minister also launched the Google Toilet Locator and Swachhta App. The Google Toilet Locator would enable people to locate the nearest public toilet for use when needed from the mobile. The Swachhta App is a complaint redressal mobile and web platform wherein a citizen can upload the photos of garbage in any part of the State, thus helping the Municipal authorities to remove the garbage.
Minister for MAHUD Th. Shaymkumar, Secretary MAHUD M. Joy, Director MAHUD N. Gitkumar, Joint Director MAHUD Ng. Uttam and other officials of MAHUD Department attended the function.

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