Friday, 15 March 2019 - Imphal Times

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Imphal, March 15,

Founder of Women Against Crime, Robita Leima today appealed married men to restrain from joining Thabal Chongba festival.

Thabal Chongba is a traditional Manipuri event celebrated during Yoashang festival where unmarried young boys and girl dance under the moonlight.

Speaking to media persons in a press conference held at the office of women against crime located at Canchipur, Robita Leima said that various crimes have been reported during the festival where many married men personating as a bachelor does various crimes. Robita warned married man from joining it. She also appealed the various Meira Paibis and club to announce it publicly.

Robita Leima further said that the youths should not go in the dark taking chance of Thabal Chongba. She recalled that various incident of sexual crime has been happening where man called out the women in the night taking chance of Thabal Chongba.

She also appealed youths to wear decent clothes during Thabal . Robita also appealed the organisers not to allowed person who are intoxicated to join it.

She further appealed the people of the state to minimise the crime during the said festival.

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Imphal, March 15,

The Deputy Commissioner/ District Election Officer Kangpokpi District, Smt. Lalithambigai K, IAS, on 13th March, 2019 notified to all the concerned that the District Level Medical Board will be examining the applications seeking for exemption from the election duty of the ensuing Lok Sabha Election , 2019 on Tuesday, March 19 2019 at the CMO’s Office, Kangpokpi District.
The DEO further stated that all the applicants seeking the exemption on Medical grounds shall be present at 10.00 am of the same day with required medical documents. The Medical Board shall also submit the report to the Office of the DEO Kangpokpi on or before March 20, 2019.

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Imphal March 15,

With the aim to eradicate the various activities which demoralised the youth because of Yaoshang Festival and move forward into a more positive sporting spirit, Kangleipak Students’Association has been organising Kanglei Mega Sports Festival.
Stating in a press release signed by Convenor, Organising Sub-Committee of 8th Kanglei Mega Sports Festival Sanjoy Khulakpam said that for this year The Kanglei Mega Sports Festival will be held from 20th of March till the 25th of March.
So as to create awareness of the said festival a cycle rally under the theme “Sports For A Change” will be held on the 17th of March which will flag off from Kangla around 8 in the morning, he added. He further appealed the people of the state to join the said cycle rally.

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February 14, Pulwama terror attack which martyred over 40 CRPF Jawan of the country shocked the world community. Tears still wet thousands of the countrymen. The political divides among the people of the country once more reunited and stand together in condemning the terror attack the highest term. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and even people from across the entire north Eastern state pour condemnation words.

It was an act of terror, and hot bloods of the country wanted immediate revenge putting blame to the neighbouring country Pakistan. Evidences procured by intelligence agencies of the country have enough proof that the attacked was carried out with full support by Pakistan, even though they failed to procured intelligence input about such attacked prior to February 14.

Even though the country stand united at the tragic hour, it was the ruling BJP led government which made a hard decision. The essence of patriotism and its eager to “Revenge” for the death of the 40 CRPF Jawan was well understood. And the timely action of the NDA government by destroying three main camps of the Jaishe Mohammad Militants inside Pakistan territory by air strike causing no causality to any of the Indian armed forces relieved the anger of the thousand young bloods. With the kind of stand by the NDA government particularly by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people across the country celebrate.

The already crumbling popularity of the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha Election due to various reasons have been left aside and the ruling make good use of the Pulwama Terror Strike which killed 40 CRPF Soldier.

The post Pulwama attacked and in the aftermath of the air strike at the terrorist camp established inside the Pakistan territory, fresh wind started blowing favouring the BJP.

The critic over introduction of the GST, demonetization which indirectly cause the dead of many Indians, the rising problem of unemployment and the attempt for passing of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 among many others has been left aside.

BJP seems to be far ahead of other political parties in the state when it comes of electoral politics. They sometimes failed and it didn’t take long for them to garner the sentiment of the people – Because the country is inhabited by large number of illiterate Hindu whom they can carried by playing the religion card anytime.

Well prior to the Pulwama terror attack the rise of Congress was easily notice. The ruling BJP defeated in three states during by election. Hindu card was even criticized by even from some of the right thinking BJP leader. President of BJP Amid Shah and the prime Minister Narendra Modi were reported to have been worried forcing both to plan more measures to retain in power in the upcoming poll. But all worried seems to have gone after Pulwama Terror Attack.

Coming to the North Eastern states of India, NPP which stand against the BJP against its policy on Contentious CAB, the Assam Ganna Parishad, which cut off relationship with the BJP government etc. all now come in a common platform once more forgetting that BJP President Amid Shah had announced to re-introduce the CAB Bill if Narendra Modi return to power in 2019 election.

Well politics in India will always be a politics of mobocracy and not democracy as long as the number of uneducated, illiterate people remain higher than the educated people.   


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Imphal March 15,

Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised security meeting at Litan in Ukhrul district on 14 March 2019. The meeting was attended by Village Headmen, village secretaries, local activists and Youth Club Presidents. Security issues of the area in view of forthcoming General Elections and other ongoing activities were discussed by Litan Company Commander of Shangsak Batallion AR who chaired the meeting. Other issues pertaining to youth engagement, healthcare, recruitment drive and women empowerment were also part of the agenda. The representatives of various villages assured to extend all possible support to the Assam Rifles in ensuring a positive secure environment.
Such interactions are being carried out regularly by Assam Rifles for greater synergy at grassroots level with local populace.
On Wednesday night at around 2100 hrs a civilian named Lunkholal Haokip, son of late Thangkhohao Haokip of Langol village, Imphal west was found roaming in the densely vegetated jungle near the Headquarter of Moltuk Batallion under 26 Sector Assam Rifles.
The man reportedly went missing from his home from 5 days ago. He was said to be suffering from mental illness. The vigilant and alert troops of batallion were watchful even in a pitched dark night. The soldier on duty made a sagacious decision of not firing at the uninformed civilian who unknowingly entered into a perilous area.
Lunkholal was in awful health and was starving. He was immediately given first aid, food and was treated at the Headquarter. Clothing and shelter was given to him for night.
His family was informed about his whereabouts and they later came to take him back. His family was thankful to the Moltuk Batallion who took good care of Lunkholal Haokip and made it possible for his family to reunite with him.

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Friday, 15 March 2019 17:13

Assam Rifles Distributes Sewing Machines

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Imphal March 15,

As part of ongoing efforts to provide basic amenities to locals from remote areas, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) distributed twelve Sewing Machines to achieve meaningful socio-economic development and Women Empowerment in Sawombung Lamlai Area of Imphal East District.
The Battalion provided twelve sewing  machines to the needy women to make them self reliant and provide them a source of income. This initiative will improve skill development amongst women folk and give them independence along with livelihood thereby empowering them to lead a dignified life.
The inaugural event witnessed an attendance of over 350 locals. The function was presided over respective Company Commanders alongwith President Meira Paibis of the respective villages and respective village Headmen. The womenfolk were urged to make optimum use of the sewing machines for adequate skill development in addition to women empowerment thereby weaning them away from negative impacts of insurgency. Thereafter, the three sewing machines each were handed over to the respective village heads of the four villages Nongda, Lamlai, Sagolmang and Tiger Camp. While lauding the efforts of Mantripukhri Battalion for its initiative in reaching out to the needy, the Company commanders assured the villagers that Assam Rifles will continue to undertake such projects for the development and welfare of people of Manipur.
The President of the Meira Paibi, Lamlai and Sagolmang area speaking on the occasion praised the thoughtful initiative of the security forces and told that this gesture will pave way for socio-economic upliftment and development of the region and inturn result in peace and harmony in the state.
The villagers appreciated the gesture of the Assam Rifles in reaching out to them and hoped that this effort would go a long way in further cementing the bond between the people of Manipur and the forces.

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