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Restored normalcy at Manipur University breached after AP Pandey and Shyamkesho force attempt to take office of VC and Registrar

Students storm at AP Pandey Official quarter; GS of MUSU along with 21 others arrested

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Imphal, Sept. 6,


Restored normalcy at Manipur University after the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the MU community, MHRD representative and Manipur Government in the presence Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has been breached after the VC on leave decline to accept his leave as well as issuance of suspension order of in charge VC Manipur University Prof. W Vishwanath Singh and Prof. Dorendrajit Singh, registrar in charge late yesterday evening.

Volunteers of the Manipur University Students’ Union today morning staged protest against the force attempt to corner the office of the VC by Prof AP Pandey by allowing the former in charge Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh to issue order for suspension of the VC in Charge and Registrar in Charge.

Later, the students burnt the effigies of Prof. AP Pandey and Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh in front of the Manipur University Main gate at Canchipur. The Students also locked the room of the Prof. Shamkesho and banned his entry to the Manipur University.

Later a large number of University students stormed to the official quarter of VC AP Pandey at Sanjenthong Officers’ Colony in Imphal East where he had announced to have open a transit office of the Vice Chancellor of the Manipur University.

At around afternoon, the students gathered suddenly near CC Higher Secondary School and throng towards AP Pandey Quarter at Officer colony, Sanjenthong. The students were however stopped by a large number of Police in front of the entry gate of Officers’ Colony in front of CC Higher Secondary school. A confrontation took place between the students and the police preventing them. Later, at least 21 students were picked up by the police team including General Secretary Kennedy.

It may be mentioned that late yesterday evening Prof. M Shyamkesho Singh who had been discharged from his duty as Registrar in-charge had issued suspension order of  Vice Chancellor in charge of Manipur University Prof. W Vishwanath Singh and Prof. Dorendrajit Singh, registrar incharge.

Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh, issued separate orders affecting the suspension of the duo. 

The orders said, ‘Whereas a disciplinary proceeding against Prof. W. Vishwanath Singh. Department of Life Sciences is contemplated/pending. Now, therefore, the vice-Chancellor in exercise of the powers conferred under Statute 27 of the Manipur University Act, 2005 and Rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 hereby places Prof. W Vishwanath Singh,  Department of Life Sciences under suspension with Immediate effect on grounds of misconduct”.

The order further said that during the period that this order shall remain in force, the headquarters of Prof. W. Vishwanath Singh shall be at lmphal and he shall not leave the said headquarters without obtaining permission of the competent authority. 

Another order affecting suspension of register in charge Prof. Sh. Dorendrajit Singh said, ‘whereas a disciplinary proceeding against Prof. Sh. Dorendrajit Singh Department of Physics is contemplated/pending. 

M Shyamkesho in his another order issued, in continuation to the office order no. MU/ADM/2018/2-1 dated 1" September 2018, informed  that the movement of all the Files regarding administrative and financial matters should be routed through the offices of the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar in charge functioning from the Transit office at Sanjenthong, lmphal. 

It further informed that the DDO authorization to Warningam Chara Moyon. Assistant Registrar and Shri T. Shantikumar Singh, Deputy Registrar has been withdrawn with immediate effect. 

Meanwhile, AP Pandey had filed a petition to High Court of Manipur against Union Government of India to the MoA signed on August 16 between the MHRD, MU Community and Manipur Government. 

Councils of the petitioner are Advocate Ajoy Pebam, A. Mohendro and Dr. Neela Gokhale. Advocate BP Sahu and Tamphamani are the respondent advocates.

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UNM-M appeals not to call band on Sept 8

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Imphal, Sept 6,

United NGOs Mission Manipur ( UNMM) has appealed to all concerns not to call any bandh on September 8, 2018 as they are organizing a Mass Rally cum Public meeting in response to “ Systematically Targeted Violence and Killing of Women and Children “. A statement of the UNMM said that the rally will be flagged off by Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand from EYDA Club, Top Khongnangkhong and will head for Nongmeibung Community Hall where they will organized a public meeting.
The Public Meeting will be graced by Khaidem Mani, Chairperson in charge of the Manipur State Human Rights Commission , RK Memcha , Registrar High Court of Manipur , K Meghachandra SP Imphal East and Dr. Dhanabir Laishram of Manipur University.
UNMM also appeal all civil societies , Students’ bodies , religious institution and all section of the society to raise voice collectively against crime on women and children.

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All is set for enquiry against the various allegations on AP Pandey; committee member Prof. MK Choudhury arrives in Imphal

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Imphal, Sept 6,


All is set to start the enquiry of the allegations against the VC Prof. Prof. AP Pandey. Member of the constituted enquiry committee headed  by retired acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Copurt T. N Singh, Prof. MK Choudhury, former Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University today arrived here in Imphal to start the enquiry.

Prof. MK Choudhury takes some times as he had some assignment with the government matters of Assam. After his retirement Prof. MK Choudhury has been inducted as financial and academic Advisor to Finance and Education Minister of Assam, Himanta Bishwas.

With his arrival it is expected that the enquiry may start at the earliest possible time.

However, it is not clear on whether there will be any obstacle to the enquiry as a case against the enquiry as well as the MoA signed between the MHRD, MU Community and Govt. of Manipur  has been filed by Prof. AP Pandey at Manipur High Court. 

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Minister Biswajit inaugurates 5 days long photo exhibition on Saaf Niyat,Sahi Vikas

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Imphal, Sept. 6,


Information and Public Relations Minister Thongam  Biswajit Singh today inaugurated a five days long photo exhibition on Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas ( 4 years achievement of NDA Government) at INA memorial hall, Moirang.

The photo exhibition is being organized by Regional Outreach Bureau,Imphal, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ,Government of India. The exhibition aims to sensitize the public regarding various programmes and policies of the central Government and at the same time to highlight the achievements of the government.

Addressing the gathering, Minister Biswajit stated that the government is focusing mainly at the youth as they are the future pillar of our society. As it is impossible to provide white collar jobs to all, “Start up Policy” was launched for the educated unemployed  youth to start up their own business .And increasing number of entrepreneur will decrease number of unemployment in the state.

Minister also explained various central sponsored schemes like Ujwala Yojana, Beti bachao Beti padhao ,PMAY(G), Ujaala Yojana, Saubhagaya scheme etc. He also lauded Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for organising such kind of exhibition and urged to organize such more exhibition in nook and corner of the State.

Keeping in the mind welfare of the people ,the government will be launching flying doctors to cater far flung patients. And to make accessible to remote areas helicopter service will be launched very soon, he added.

Minister also sought cooperation from the people for delivering developmental works .

The photo exhibition displayed various central and state sponsored programmes and highlighted the achievements of the government.

And the inaugural session of the exhibition was attended by MLA of Moirang Assembly Constituency P.Saratchandra Singh, Additional Director General (Region) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting S.K. Malviya locals of Moirang and students amongst  other.


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Rebel strikes at AR Camp

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Imphal, Sept 6,

Armed rebel groups suspected to be cadres of PLA attacked an Assam Rifles post in Chandel district of Manipur on Wednesday. There was no report of any casualty according to police sources .
The rebels attacked the Assam Rifles post located at Aigijang village near Sajit Tampak Wednesday morning. Security forces retaliated and there was exchange of fire for a few minutes but the rebels managed to escape through the thick jungle.
Following the attack more security forces have been reinforce to the spot and search operations was launched in and around the area.

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Civil Administration India and Myanmar No-Man Land at Indo-Myanmar border

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Moreh, Sept, 6,

A team of Civil Administration comprising of Deputy Commissioner- Tamu, Myanmar  Mr. U. Myint Thinn Aung , Chairman of Tamu Township , Additional Deputy Commissioner of Moreh N. Bangkim , Additional Superintendent of Police K. Robinsun , SDC - H. Romio Deputy Superintendent of Police Thomas Thokchom and Town Commander 11 Assam Rifle Major inspected Moreh town today morning.

The team also inspected the No Man Land area which is between Moreh Ward No. 4 and Namphalong market .

Speaking during the inspection the Deputy Commissioner of Tamu said that the no man area has been a haven for drug peddlers and users. He further stated that to stop the business of Drugs in both the country ,  the  Civil Authority with armed forces of both the town needs to keep co-operation.

The deputy commissioner of Tamu also expressed serious concern about the degrading environment.

He appealed the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Tamu to look after the waste materials which are scattered around the No Man Land area and make the public to stop dumping their waste materials at this area .

As the waste materials may create serious Health hazard to public of both the countries he also suggested the officials of both the country to work together. 

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The changing India and its impact on Manipur

Greed ruins not only the captain of the ship but also sink the entire ship devastating all his fellow workers. The changing face of democracy in the country is at the threshold of either in climax or in catastrophe. Greed for being oneness has forgotten existence of ‘him’ and ‘she’. The definition of secularism is confused as the nature of secularism being followed by those in power in either at the centre or at states is interpreted with different understanding.  The game players in the battle of power now ride the Hindu chariot. Voice of dissent has been disrespected. Any person who speaks against the ruling government is an anti – national. Person who has been fighting for the cause of the down trodden people are naxals. Human lives are meaningless when it comes to the rights of “Cows”. India is changing today.
The arrest of activists Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj and civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha from various part of the country by Pune police on August 29 showed a signed of desperateness of the ruling regime to suppress all voice of the poor and deprived people. The arrest of a student for calling fascist to BJP instead of warning or guiding her to the right direction, if felt the girl wrong, has proven how desperate is the ruling regime in suppressing the voice of dissent.
To be precise, it is worth recalling how an RSS leader boasted of Killing 2000 Muslims in Gujarat to avenge the death of 56 Hindu in Godra during a public speech in March 2, 2017; how another leader people stated that crimes can be controlled by stopping eating “cow meat”; how an MLA stated in public that he will help kidnapping girl during a festival at Maharatra, and how a Religious leader put blame the Karalites of eating beef as the cause of the devastating flood, showed that India is Changing. This is not being stated because these people make a change but because the ruling regime takes no action to any of those people who had spewed venom to communities belonging to different religions.
Well coming back to the state of Manipur, the wind that is blowing in the mainland reaches today. The idea of Manipur is seen slowly changing with the idea of fascism. The one time peoples’ friendly Chief Minister now is shield with barricades. A war like zone is what is seen if any person passes in front of the Chief Minister Bungalow here in the heart of the town.
Introduction of schemes like go to village, or chief Ministers’ scheme for needy people turns out as another irony to the local self government. The devolution of power to the Panchayati raj or the Autonomous District Council is still a dream and is leaving aside from the priority with the introduction of the new schemes which still is not of that help to the people.
Attempt to safronise the state has also put to a complete halt to the functioning of the education sector. Here it is being interpreted as attempt to safronise as the protection of one man seems to be more important than the career of thousands students by the government which is showing its safrone image in the public domain.
The ‘today’ of Manipur has little number of people who can speak against the government as it is being happen in other part of the nation. Yet, not everything is end, what the people in the government at either the center or the state should know is that Manipur is “indomitable”. There are still thousands sons and daughters who will keep continuing the footprints of Paona Brajabashi, Bir Tikendrajit , Hijam Irabot, etc.  
Peace is not the absence of war but the presence justice, let the voice dissent be respected.  

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