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Imphal, Oct 17: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today inaugurated a sub-office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at Thangmeiband Lilasing Khongangkhong near Manipur Legislative Assembly office. The office is temporarily open at the office bungalow of the Chairman of the Hill Area Committee Manipur until the construction of the permanent building is completed at Mantripukhri where the state government has allotted 5 acres of land.
Speaking on the occasion, Okram Ibobi Singh said that the opening of the sub office of the RBI will improve the banking system of the state as well as the activities of the non-banking financial corporation can also be monitor from time to time. He said the state government has been pursuing the Union government for opening of a RBI office in the state  since the last four year and it is a happy moment for all of us in the state.
He also appealed the RBI authority to open more banks at Hill areas of the state.
Deputy Governor of the RBI, HR Khan who also attended the inaugural function of the sub office said that the newly opened sub -office will give more priority to provide financial literacy and financial inclusion to the people of the state. He also assured to check the requirement of the existing bank in the state and also said that the office will look forward to open more bank other area to provide banking beneficiary to the people in farming sector, handloom sector among others.
The Chief Minister also launched a web page of the RBI on today’s occasion. Chief Secretary of Manipur O Nabakishore, , Executive Director of RBI Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi, Regional Director of RBI North Eastern Region SS Barik among others attended.

PTI
Kohima, Oct 17: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today said the Naga people were “badly” in need of unity to translate the Framework Agreement into a conclusive and peaceful resolution of the Naga political issue.
“As the Naga political issue has entered a new phase after signing of the Framework Agreement on August 3 by the Government of India and the NSCN(IM), we are badly in need of unity at this crucial time, if the Framework Agreement is to translate into a conclusive and peaceful resolution of the Naga political issue,” Zeliang said during a function here.
The DAN government has adopted a state logo that has the word Unity in it, the Chief Minister said.
Leaders of political parties, church, tribes and Naga nationalist groups would have to address the needs of the situation and unite forgetting their differences for the sake of the present and future generation of the Nagas, he said.
“This is not the time to criticise but a time to think seriously what is good,” he said while calling upon all to step forward to put the talk into action and decide which direction Nagas should walk.
Zeliang said youths would have to be roped in if the movement is to make a meaningful and significant impact.
“I would like to see young leaders arise in Nagaland, who should set new agendas of social change through the process of changing our mindset,” the CM said.
Naga Mothers Association Advisor Rosemary Dzuvivchu said, “We need leaders willing to serve and not to be served.” PTI NBS NN HU

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Imphal, Oct 17: An imposter who collected money from the people promising them Aadhaar Card were today apprehended by staffs of Porompat SDO today morning. The person had been identified as Md Jamir Alam (35) son of Md Moinudin of Minuthong Hapta Mana Ingkhol of Imphal east district.
Speaking to the media person SDO of Imphal East Laishram Delina said that Md Jamir was using her name and identified himself to people as census officer and collected Rs 300 to 1000 from the people by saying he will provided Adhaar card. She further added that he was caught from Lamlong Higher Secondary school while trying to organize awareness programme for Adhaar card distribution on the payment of the said amount..
Later, the person was handed over to Porompat Police.

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Imphal, Oct.17: Manipur is yet to implement 99% of provisions under People With Disability (PWD) Act 1995 which defines Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, said L.Nabakishwar Singh,IAS, The State Commissioner for the Persons with Disabilities, Government of Manipur.
Attaining the opening ceremony of the 8th Fortnight Barrier Free Campaign 2015 today held at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, Nabakishor said section 44,45,46 of PWD Act 1995 clearly states that, there should be (1) adaptation of Universal Design in transport system like Bus, Railways, Aircrafts, (2) ramps in public buildings including Hospitals, banks and Schools, Institution, market shade etc. (3) Causing curb cuts and slopes to be made in pavements for the easy access of wheel chair users (4) Braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts and installation of auditory signals at red lights in the public roads (5) engraving on the surface of the zebra crossing for the blind or for persons with low vision and (6) Pasting Symbols at proper places.
 However, he said regarding the effective implementation of the provisions the state, he has written letters to the concern departments including transport and medical, but no positive report has come so far. Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) too has written clearly in their bye laws regarding the provisions for PWD, but he said it still remains a matter of discussion. In Manipur, 99% of the provisions under the act still fail to be implemented, he added.
He further said, PWDs will able to be free from barriers only when the facilities under the Act are implemented effectively.
Launching the campaign,  Nabakishor also released poster and leaflets during the ceremony.
While in his key note address of the ceremony, Dr.Sapam Jasowanta, Secretary General, Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation, Manipur said being handicapped does not weaken them, but attitudes by their surroundings are the problem.
When they are free from all the barriers such as Attitudinal barriers, Environmental/Physical barriers, Systematic barriers in employment and civic programs, Communication barriers and Architectural barriers, they will be able to lead a normal life, he furthered.
During the Fortnight Barrier Campaign jointly organized by HD Foundation and The office of state commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt of Manipur, which will continue till 31st of this Month will conduct certain forms of awareness programs.

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