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AR distributes water storage materials

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Churachandpur, Jan. 7

In yet another measure to reach out to the villagers of border region, Singhat Battalion Assam Rifles under the aegis of Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles today handed over 15 Water Syntaxs along with connecting pipes to village L Kanan under Singhat Sub Division. It may be worth mentioning that L Kanan is one of those villages along the Indo-Myanmar border where there is scarcity of water and no proper water storage facility. The measure is a part of Army’s Op Sadhbhavna Project.

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National Integration Tour to Delhi and Agra for Border Area Students from Manipur

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Churachandpur, Dec. 7

Singhat Battalion Assam Rifles under the aegis of Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles is organizing a National Integration Tour for a team comprising of 15 students and 02 teachers from various schools of Singhat village, Manipur. This tour is a part of the Assam Rifles Civic Action Project and the underprivileged children and orphans belonging to various tribes of the state of Singhat Sub Division are its beneficiaries. They represent the rich diversity that exists in the region and are a fine example of unity within diversity.
The tour was flagged off from Khuga by Commander, Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles in a formal ceremony on 06 Jan 2019. During the flagging off, Commander Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles motivated the students to do well and encouraged them to learn as much as possible during the tour. The students were visibly excited during the flagging off and were eagerly looking forward to visiting various places of national and historical importance in Delhi and Agra.
The 14 day tour is being conducted with an aim to educate the students about the heritage, diversity and the developmental strides made by our country in various fields. It will also give the students an opportunity to appreciate the vastness of our country and give them a glimpse into the facets of urban life hitherto unknown to them. The tour will be helpful for the students in expanding their horizons and will make a positive impact on them during their formative years.

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Congress social media war against Modi on Rafale Deal

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Imphal, Jan 7,

Social Media Department, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has gone with series of tweets attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale scam. During his latest visit in Imphal, Congress asked the Prime Minister to answer questions on Rafale.

Congress President has been demanding Prime Minister Modi not to remain quiet on Rafale deal.

In Manipur, Social Media Coordinator of the party Shah Nawaz khan has put three questions to the Prime Minister Narendra  Modi . The questions are -      Who decided to increase the price of the Rafale aircraft from Rs. 526 crores to Rs. 1,611 crores? Whose decision was this? Was this the decision of the Air Force? Was it the Prime Minister’s decision? Who reduced the number of planes from 126 to 36? Who took this decision? Were the national security constraints considered when this decision was taken? And who decided to give the contract to Mr. Anil Ambani’s company? Who decided to shut out HAL from the deal?

For 2019, Congress has been geared up to fight along with the people and by using the impact of social media. The official tweeter handle of the party in Manipur (also called INC Manipur) has been quite active to reach out to the youths and the entire Congress minded people across the globe.

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CM Flags off Start-Up Yatra

Imphal, Jan. 7,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh flagged off the Start-up India Manipur Yatra from the Western Gate of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

Addressing the media persons at the Cabinet hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Chief Minister said that the Yatra is organised under the Startup India initiative of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in association with the Government of Manipur. The yatra will cover several Educational institutions such as MU, DM University, MTU, MIT, NIT, CAU, IGNTU, IIIT, Lamka College, Maram College etc. during 7th to 13th January, 2019.
Chief Minister maintained that such yatra aims to spread awareness about the Startup Policy of Central and State government at the grassroots level of the State. The aspiring entrepreneurs would be selected for training at prominent/renowned companies outside the State, he added.  The Startup initiative is encouraging the local entrepreneurs by providing them financial support so that they could create employment opportunities for others. Stating that the government is ready to extend any help to the entrepreneurs, Chief Minister appealed the entrepreneurs to grab such opportunity to showcase and expose their talents to the masses.
Mentioning about the first round of Manipur Startup Scheme, Chief Minister said that altogether 334 entrepreneurs was identified and provided financial support, out of which 29 entrepreneurs under Revenue stage, 105 under Entrepreneur Support Scheme and 200 under Idea Stage. Those entrepreneurs selected under Idea stage are being provided training at Manipur University and ICM, Lamphelpat to make their business ideas viable. The second round of prospective entrepreneurs is being shortlisted, he added.

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UG arrested; Recovers mobile handsets

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Imphal, Jan 7,

Imphal West district Commando arrested an UG suspected to be cadre of proscribed PLA from Keishampat Leimajam Leikai at around 8:30 am.

The suspected cadre has been identified as Maisnam Salaikhomba Luwang @ Hitler @Tamthiba (30yrs) s/o (L) M. Ibungnungshi Meitei of Keishampat Leimajam Leikai. A police source said that the arrested person joined the said organization in the year 2008 and completed his basic military training at Lejik, Myanmar for 4 months and allotted army no. 2907 of 34 batch and presently working under the command of s/s  Lieutenant Ravi of PLA organization.

The IW CDO team recovered two mobile handset (1) one Sony mobile handset model no. MT25i and (2) Desire mobile handset model no. Desire 530 from his possession.

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Ojha Gangmumei Memorial Lecture

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Imphal, Jan 7,

The 2nd Gangmumei Kamei Memorial lecture was organized by the G.K. Foundation on Sunday, the 6th January,2019 at Classic Royale hall of The Classic Hotel, Imphal. Eminent Anthropologist and General Secretary, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata delivered the Memorial Lecture on the topic “A Humane Journey into the nature of Human Culture: A personal narrative”. He illuminated the learned gathering by taking the audience into a journey in understanding human culture from a very simple society to its development into a more complex urban society.

Prof. Ksh. Bimola Devi, retired professor of Political science, Manipur University presided over the function. The function was well attended by a galaxy of intellectuals of Manipur, journalists, eminent scholars and well wishers.

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Haryana and Railways pugilists share six gold as Punjab earn two in 3rdNational Women’s Boxing

Vijayanagara, Jan. 7

Most of the fancied finalists, sans world championships quarterfinalist Manisha Moun, kept their date with destiny to win gold at the JSW Sports 3rd Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships which concluded Inspire Institute of Sport here yesterday.
Only upset in the Championship was the Haryana boxer, failed to show the kind of form she displayed against World bronze medallist Christina Cruz and Dina Zholaman on the world stage at New Delhi in November and had to settle for a silver medal when she went down to Meenakumari Devi of All India Police in 54 kg class.
In a way this must have upset the calculations of Haryana boxers as two others—Shashi Chopra (57 kg) and Nupur (75)—lost their bouts to join Manisha and had to be contended with three gold medals through the reliable Pinki Rani Jangra (51), Neeraj (60) and Pooja Rani (81), despite six of their boxers had entered the finals.
This meant both Haryana and the Railways shared six out of 10 gold medals on offer on the final day with Sonia Lather (57), Neetu (75) and Seema Poonia (+81) as the three RSPB pugilists reached the top place on the podium. Punjab earned two through Manju Rani (48) and Simranjit Kaur while the other gold in 69 kg went to World Championships medalist,  Lovlina Borgohain of Assam.

Manju Rani had no difficulty as she stopped the march of Tamil Nadu’s S. Kalaivani with a split (4:1) verdict in the final as the Punjab boxer packed more than a few punches to stagger her rival. At the end of first two rounds it had become clear who the winner would be. But some last minute flurries from Kalavani and a few blows in the first round must have earned that crucial solitary point in her favour.
In Fly weight category, Pinki Rani was the favourite for the gold but the way she began it aroused doubts as her Telangana opponent Nikhat Zareen took the initiative and opened with few lefts and sent down some combination punches. Pinki, as she was surprised with the surge, steadied herself with good counters. But there was no let up from Nikhat who continued to trade blows but in the final analysis, Pinki landed more punches on target areas which gave the judges verdict 3:2 in her favour.
There were two other bouts in middleweight (75 kg) and heavy (+81) which attracted the attention of spectators as Railways’ Neetu defeated Haryana’s Nupur and Seema Poonia, who scrapped through against Kavita Chahal of AIP, getting 3:2 decision.
 The split verdicts were expected because both Neetu and Seema were passive to begin with before upping the ante towards the close of second and third rounds even as they kept their opponents—Nupur and Kavita—engaged even while the eventual silver medal winners did make serious attempts with good number exchanges of counters.
Experienced pugilist, Sonia Lather did not have to go full blast against Shashi, who looked somewhat subdued and failed to produce the form of her semifinal bout and went down tamely as the Railways pugilist won 5:0. Others who won their bouts on points (5:0) included Neeraj of Haryana, who beat Preeti Beniwal of AIP, Simranjit Kaur, the silver medal winner at the worlds, from Punjab—she beat Pwilao Basumatary of AIP and Lovlina Borgohain, also a medal winner at the New Delhi worlds, beat Railways Pooja without having to sweat it out much.

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