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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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WBCC Releases 4 Pigeons and a Tortoise after providing treatment for one month

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Imphal, April 11,

Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur in association with the DFO Thoubal have released 4 pigeons and a tortoise to safe area.

A statement by WBCC Secretary General Thokchom Romes  said that on March 11, 4 pigeons were saved from bird hunters by Inganglok Nongpok Ningthou Panthoibi Youth Club (INNYC) Heirok Part-3 and handed over to WBCC. WBBC treated the four pigeons for 29 days and finally handed over to Divisional Forest Officer, Thoubal, L.Debala  and released on safe area.

Along with those pigeons, a tortoise handed over by Louriyambam Harichandra Singh of Tentha khunou Maning Leikai on April 7 to the WBBC had also been release.

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MPP slams National political parties; says they are controlled from Delhi using remote control

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Imphal, April 10,

Advisor of the Manipur People’s Party (MPP) A Amutombi Singh today lashed both BJP and the Congress party for making the youth of the uncertain. Speaking at the sideline of Flag Hoisting ceremony of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency candidate Oinam Jugindro at his Top Siphai Laxmi Bazar resident, Amutombi said that after Manipur has been annexed by the Indian Union in 1949, many youths are left desperate about their future. And the result was that many had felt their future uncertain and thereby chose wrong path. That was during the Congress ruled and now after BJP government came in power in 2001 Manipur was put on fire, Amutombi said.
He said that those National Political party always wait for “Yes” from the high command and despite the fact that those party which depended on their central leadership had angered the youth more and more as they cannot make a decision on their own without the consent of their high command.
Regional party MPP was set up in 1968 and formed 11 month government under the then chief minister Alimumudin. It was during that time that Amnesty was announced to those youth who had taken arms and wage war against the government, Amutombi said and added that one such emminant personality was late Nongmaithem Pahari who later became the Director of the All India Radio.
Amutombi further said that all the other National political party like the Congress and the BJP are control by their central leadership using remote control. He call on people of the state to sent a person who can make his own decision as per the desire of the people of the state and not under the dictate of the central leadership.
The flag hoisting ceremony was attended by President of the MPP Y. Bhim Singh, Vice President S. Ibomcha and S. Brojen Singh.

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AIFUCTO vehemently criticized the Current Higher Education policy

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Imphal, April 10,

The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of AIFUCTO (All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organisations) and Seminar on the topic “Present Scenario of Higher Education in India and Future Prospects” was held on 6th and 7th April, 2019 at Swarna Jayanti Hall, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan. The two day programme was hosted by Sukhadia University Teachers’ Association (SUTA) and Rajasthan University and College Teachers’ Association (RUCTA), and the event was inaugurated by Prof. Indravardhan Trivedi, former Vice Chancellor of Mohan Lal Sukhadia (MLS) University as the Chief Guest of the seminar. NEC members from all over the country participated in the seminar. The seminar was chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of MLS University, Prof. J.P.Sharma.  
Federation of Central University Teachers’ Associations & DUTA President, Prof. Rajiv Ray was the Keynote Speaker. Prof. Keshab Bhattacharya, President, AIFUCTO; Prof. Arun Kumar, General Secretary, AIFUCTO; Prof. Vijay Ary, General Secretary, RUCTA; Prof. Pradeep Parashar, Zonal Secretary, AIFUCTO; Dr. Devendra Singh Rathore, President, SUTA; Dr. Giriraj Singh, Joint Secretaries - Dr. Harish, Dr. Nadeem Chisty, Dr. Praveen Pandya and delegates from other states participated in the discussions and expressed their views about the present scenario and future prospects of Higher Education of India. All the speakers vehemently criticized the Current Higher Education policy of the Central Government and cautioned that if the lacuna are not redressed, it would be disastrous for the future of India.
On Second day (07.04.2019), NEC meeting was held. The NEC of AIFUCTO expressed its grave concern on the attitude and action initiated by the Central Government to dismantle the whole set up of education, especially the higher education in favour of corporate and private players. The NEC opined that the government, on the direction of NITI Aayog, has decided to mortgage the Higher Education of India in the hands of national and international corporations on the dictates of WTO.
The resolutions of the NEC are summarised as -
1.    AIFUCTO unanimously resolved to call upon the teaching fraternity of India, especially the University & College teachers to support & vote in favour of those parties/candidates who are ready to support the following issues.
a)    To save and strengthen public funded education system;
b)    10% GDP for Education;
c)    Permanent appointments on all vacant posts;
d)    Implementation of Old Pension Scheme;
e)    Absorption of all adhoc teachers & Implementation of service condition and  pay scale for the Part-time, Guest and Block grants teachers;
f)    Withdrawal of HEFA, Graded Autonomy etc.  
2.     The AIFUCTO - NEC condemned the suspension and arbitrary transfer of Teacher Leaders in Tamil Nadu, who participated in the state-wide JACTTO-GEO (Joint Action Committee of Teacher Organisations & Government Employees Organisations) Indefinite Strike insisting the Implementation of Old Pension Scheme and other demands. AIFUCTO demands the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Education Minister of Tamilnadu to revoke the transfer of TNGCTA and other Teacher Leaders immediately.
3.  AIFUCTO also resolved to request the Chief Minsters of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Manipur to implement the 7th UGC Pay Scale, failing which the State Organisations of the respective states will be compelled to start campaigning against the respective governments of these states during the Lok Sabha Election and to launch movements after the Election.
AIFUCTO National Executive Council calls upon the University & College teachers across the country to initiate well organized and united action during the current Lok Sabha Election for the cause of “Save Campus, Save Education, Save Nation”.  

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BJP and Congress to form coalition Municipal body at Thoubal

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Imphal April 9,

Congress Councilors and BJP Councilors of the Thoubal Municipal Council (TMC) today agreed to form a new Municipal Body cutting across party line to make functional of the Council.
Differences of political party and subsequent quest for power between the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the TMC which was formed in February 2016 has failed to take up any developmental works  in the Thoubal Municipal area, said Puyam Jiteshwar, Councillor of TMC Ward no.3, while talking to media.
He said that of the 18 councilors of Thoubal Municipal Council (TMC), eleven councilor lead by the Chairperson are Congress team and 7 are BJP team led by the Vice Chairman.
Puyam Jiteshwar, said that in view of the present crisis, 7 councilor of the team Chairman and 6 from the Vice Chairman team comes out and agreed to form a Municipal body by going together so that pending developmental works of the Municipal area could be taken up.  
BJP’s councillor of TMC Ward No9 Waikhom Ibochauba said that he left the previous body and joined the new coalition with aims to take up developmental works to the area under the Council which was hindered due to division between the Congress and BJP.
Ibochauba also blamed the Chairperson , Th. Shyamo alleging him of thinking only for himself taking advantage of the enmity between the Congress and the BJP.
“He had paralyzed all developmental works that the council should have taken up”, Iboucha added.
The crisis in the TMC was due to the court case between the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson on personnel matter, and all the 16 councilors are being force the blame of the people.
He appealed the Chairperson and the Vice chairperson to resign from their respective post for the sake of the people.

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