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Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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Normalcy disturbed during 15 hours total shut down called by AMSU in support of NESO

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Imphal, Dec 10

Even as the MANPAC which has been spearheading mass agitation against the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 has suspended their agitation following the announcement of the Home Minister Amit Shah for extension of ILPS in the state, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) went ahead with their 15 hours total shut down called today.

The 15 hours total shut down has seriously affected the normal life across the state. Scene witness in many parts of the state stands no difference from other total shut down called by other organizations earlier. All shops and business establishment in main Khwairamband Keithel, Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel remain closed. Before the state government announced state holiday for celebration about the announcement by the Union Home Minister for extension of ILPS in the state, the AMSU had requested to postponed the ongoing examination to the authority of the Manipur University as well as to the DM University and the exam had already been postponed.

There was however no untoward incident witnessed during the 15 hours total shut down. 

Meanwhile, MANPAC postponed its scheduled public meeting announced yesterday by the Convenor Yumnam Dilipkumar. The meeting was scheduled to be held at the office premises of AMUCO at Kwakeithel. Speaking to this reporter a member of the MANPAC said that the proposed meeting is being postponed due to the total shut down called by the AMSU.

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Thoubal River even more polluted than Nambul River; TRCC force 19 trucks to unload sand

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Imphal, Dec 8

Manipur High Court directives to stop sand mining using excavators and other machineries has not been respected by the present government as sand mining in Thoubal River using big machineries including excavators are still continuing.  

A survey conducted by the Thoubal River Conservation Committee (TRCC) today find the pollution level of Thoubal River to have cross Chang Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) 1000 and the pollution level is very high when compared to Nambul River. The Pollution level found in Nambul River is NTU 25.

Interestingly, amidst the directives of the Manipur High Court the Thoubal River Conservation Committee today come across 19 trucks loaded with sand and stones that were collected from Thoubal River near Maphao Dam. Those trucks were halted by the members of the Thoubal River Conservation Committee and handed over to the Forest department. Interestingly the Forest Department did not want to involve in the incident and turn down the request for accepting the trucks. Having left with no other choice the sands in the trucks were force to unload at YASTA Ground in  Thoubal Wangmataba.

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KNF (N) condemns extortion threat to PMGSY

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Imphal, Dec 7
       
A statement by the Information & Publicity of KNF (N), [email protected] has alleged the KNA of violating the ground rules of Suspension of Operation (SoO) by threatening a JCB driver by snatching the JCB key in between Bongbalkhollen and Kaihoa Village for monetary demand. The JCB is reported to have been used for PMGSY road construction.
The incident reportedly happened at around 3 pm yesterday as per the statement.
It added that  The KNA is presently ensuing Tripartite talks with GoI and GoM, but they still neglect the agreement and violated several ground rules. The outfit urged the Govt to investigate the issues and appealed to take up prompt action to the matter.
The cadres are reported to have been from KNA SINAI CAMP. When almost all Kuki SoO UGs has stopped such kind of barbaric act after the Tripartite talks, the KNA SINAI Camp movement affect social life, distress the Public sentiments and disturb Peace and Harmony of the Local Area, the KNF (N) statement said.

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Winter Exhibition for Differently Abled Persons

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Imphal, Dec 4

National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Divyangjan) organised  “One Day Parents Training Programme for parents on Home Base Training  for Children with Intellectual Disabilities” in connection with  International day of Persons with Disabilities as a part of 7th Winter Exhibition for Differently Abled Persons (Divyangjan)at Kakching  District, Langmeidong  Dramatic Hall, in association with Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons and State Commissioner for Persons, Govt.of Manipur.

Speaking on the occasion Resource Persons,  Ravi Prakash Singh,  Lecturer in Special Education, NIEPIE RC, Navi Mumbai, explained NIEPID as an autonomous body that operates under ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and its headquarter is located at Manovikasnagar Secunderabad.

 He said that with the objective of empowering person with mental retardation NIEPID is extending various training programmes and services in many part of India from the past 34 years. As a part of it the services are reaching in all North East States. The hardest thing for any parent to hear is that their child has a physical or mental disability. It may come as a complete shock; you may have thought that your child was just a little slower than others their age. After the fear subsides and you realize you are not alone and your talk it out in counselling and with your partner, the guilt and confusion is likely to set in. You wonder if it’s caused by something you did while you were pregnant and you wonder why on earth this has happened to your child and elaborated on various topics such as types of disabilities, causes, prevention, inclusiveness of persons with disabilities in the classroom, society and home, etc. There are also many causes and volunteer works done to promote greater awareness of disability situations all over the world. Every year, celebrities, athletes, philanthropic organizations, civic groups and many others stage events to bring the limelight to various disabilities. 

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