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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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Alleged kidnappers released on bail say they were framed

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Thoubal, June 22:

The four persons who were arrested in connection with  the kidnapping of two non-Manipuris by state police from Charangpat area in Thoubal district on June 11, after being release on bail on June 18 said that the charges of kidnapping was a malicious attempt to sabotage the career of K. Jadumani who has been preparing to contest election. In a public meeting held at Charangpat Mamang Leikai Keithel in Thoubal district today morning, the four accused who were released on bail said that they had never kidnapped any persons for ransom and that some people conspire with the police to malign their image.

The public meeting was attended by members of the local clubs, Meira Paibi and Pradhans along with other members.

Talking to reporters, Nahakpam Meme Devi, who was among the four arrested but released on bail later said that the two none Manipuri whom the police charged them of kidnapping for ransom are their business partners . Those non Manipuri Birendra Saha (40) s/o Khilawan Saha from Bihar presently staying at a rented house near Thangal Bazar Kasturi Bridge and Sanjoy Patel (40) s/o Arjun Choudhury were living like family members with Kangabam Jadumani.

Memma Devi said that the four of them who were arrested by the police still is confused about their crime. On that day Birendra and Sanjoy along with Jadumani were accounting money for their business transaction. However, wife of Sanjoy in a telephonic conversation stated that as Birendra has to leave the state and that as Sanjoy had to bear the money that they had to pay, she requested to wait till 11 am of morning as she will come along with someone who can take responsibility of Birendra.

A woman from Nambol whom the 2 non-Manipuris have been doing business called up to them and as she is not aware of the location of Charangpat they went at Yairipok Lamkhai and waited for them. All of a sudden some police personnel in civil dress arrested them from the said place, she added. Later, the four of them who have been charged of kidnapping the non Manipur happened to be a surprise to all of them, she added. 

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12 Quarantine Centres of Ukhrul solar-powered by SEAT and SELCO Foundation

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lmphal, June.17:

12  Community Quarantine Centres at 10 villages and 2 PHCs - Talui PHC and Chingai PHC of Ukhrul District have been successfully installed with solar power jointly by Socio Economic Action Trust (SEAT),  SELCO Foundation and SNL Energy Solutions, Yairipok.
The installation of the 150 Wp Photovoltaic Solar Home Lighting Systems which include efficient LED lights and charging port, was carried out by SNL Energy Solutions, a well recognised social enterprise working in the field of sustainable energy in urban and rural areas of Manipur.
“We felt that the most feasible option would be solar energy lighting. The villagers and both the PHCs have also expressed appreciation as they have had no alternative arrangement so far. We thank SELCO Foundation for the timely intervention,” said Yuireihor Khaleng, CEO SEAT, an organisation working in 6 districts of Manipur in the field of livelihood and promotion of entrepreneurs.
In view of the inadequate infrastructure and amenities in the district, the District Administration with civil organisations and respective MLAs had advised/ directed the Village Authorities to set up Community Quarantine Centres at the village level for a collective fight against the ongoing pandemic. One of the major challenges the villages were facing was reliable power source for lighting. In these times of need, the villagers were facing difficulty in getting grid power supply which forced them to opt for other sources of lighting affecting the village resources and increasing the family expenses. It was therefore imperative to alternatively power these quarantine centres.
Access to solar energy lighting has a significant positive impact on efficient monitoring of the quarantine centre managed and run by the village administration. It also provides study opportunities especially for the students and encourages to fully make use of the time spent in quarantine. Once the lockdown and quarantine eases, the system will be  managed and used by the Village Authority for running their village administration.
SELCO Foundation aims to develop innovative, sustainable social, technical and financial models that impact climate change and poverty alleviation. It is a collaborative striving to work on solutions, support agents and build sustainable ecosystems for clean energy access. SELCO Foundation seeks to holistically facilitate context driven solutions and opportunities that result in improved well-being and livelihoods for underserved communities through sustainable energy and energy efficient applications. The interventions are developed with focus on local empowerment, replication and ethical scaling.

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Liquors, items use for manufacturing seized by police team

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Imphal, June 16:

A team of Sagolmang Police Station led by Inspt.Kh. Devkumar Singh, OC Sagolmang PS assisted by SI L. Kenedy and ASI H. Birchandra Singh along with police  party including WPCs under the supervision of Jugeshchandra Haobijam, IPS Superintendent of Police, Imphal East District and Ksh. Ravikumar Singh,IPS  SDPO-Lamlai conducted a liquor raid at Pukhao Dolaithabi village and seized huge quantity of items use from liquor production at 6.30 am today

During the raid 16 plastic buckets (20 ltrs each), 2 plastic Jars (15 ltrs each) and 2 alluminium  pots  containing fermented rice for manufacturing local liquor (DIC liquor) were seize. Two persons they are (1).Khunaijam Shanti leima W/o Kh. Jiten and (2).Wahengbam Bebe leima w/o W. Premjit of Pukhao Dolaithabi village Imphal East. The police arrested along with the seized items and the arrested persons along with  will be handed over to Excise department for further legal action. Ander the Manipur liquor prohibition act 1991 Regard . In this mass drive in14th June at around 4.30 pm, Teams of SDPO Lamlai PS. and Sagolmang PS, conducted a liquor raid at Sanjenlok village which is located near Sinam village.

During the raid, 27 plastic jars (15 litres each) and 8 plastic drum buckets (20 litres each), containing fermented rice for manufacturing local liquor (DIC liquor) were seized.  Another 30 litres of DIC liquor were also seized during the raid. Five persons they are  Chaphamayum  Ambra 53 Year W/o (L) Ch. Kumar , Takhellambam Sunita 55 year W/o (L) T.  Inao ,  Chaphamayum Khomdonbi Leima 60 year (L) Sanajaoba ,  Chaphamayum Memtombi 42 year W/o Ch. Brojendro ,  Phanjoubam Memma Leima 59 W/o (L) Tomba, The seized items and the arrested persons will be handed over to Excise department today.

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Man who tried to supply No 4 at quarantine center held

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Imphal, June 12:

A 23 years old person, who tried to supply No. 4 (heroin powder) at a Kodompokpi quarantine center today was arrested by police personnel on duty and handed over to Thoubal police station.

According to report, a person Laishram  Kishan Singh (23 yrs) s/o L. Leishang @ Tomba of Samram Mamang Leikai, carrying a black polythene bag approached the police check point and enquired about an inmate namely Soibam Prem Singh (27 yrs) s/o S. Ibomcha Singh of Teckcham Maning Leikai who was lodged at Boys’ Hostel.

The person tried to enter the Quarantine centre which is against the SOP followed at Quarantine Centre. The police personnel and Anti COVID Committee of the Quarantine Centre detained the person for verification. While checking the polythene bag he was carrying, a small quantity of suspected No. 4 Heroin powder was detected.

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