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Lakshya Sen wins silver at Youth Olympics Emulates Pronnoy as India adds a badminton medal after 8 years

From a correspondent
New Delhi, Oct. 13,

India’s Lakshya Sen settled for the silver medal after he went down to China’s Li Shifeng 15-21, 19-21 in the men’s singles badminton final at Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires late last night. The final lasted for 42 minutes.
Thus, the rising badminton star and World Junior No 3, Sen became the second Indian only after H.S. Prannoy who achieved the honour eight years ago in Singapore.
The former junior World No. 1 Sen, who won a dramatic semifinal against Japanese Kodai Naraoka the previous evening, could not repeat his performance against the Chinese who maintained a good lead from the beginning to wrap up the first game in mere 17 minutes.  
The Indian found it difficult to cope with the pace of the Chinese who not only sent down withering smashes but also the clever use of drop shots to keep Sen engaged. Li, who hit a nice tempo in the opening act, marked by pinpoint clears to the deep with constricting net game brooked little challenge from Sen.

However, the fourth seeded Indian, playing a better game, matched his rival’s stroke for stroke and kept within reach just after the midway of the second game, only to lose steam despite holding four match points. The Chinese, handling the crunch situation pushed for the win without dropping a game.
Sen admitting to his early mistakes gave full credit to his Chinese rival. “He was very good and won the crucial points. I couldn’t push myself tough I managed to prolong the inevitable,” said Sen after his final. “But I am happy to be the second Indian to bring back a medal in badminton from such an elite championship,” he added.  
It was a sort of a revenge for the Chinese whom the Indian had beaten in the quarterfinals of the Asian Championships earlier this year.   
Congratulating on his silver-medal performance, BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Lakshya (Sen) is a world class prospect and I would like to congratulate him on his medal winning performance at the Youth Olympics. I was particularly happy with the way he fought his way back in the semifinals and can certainly say that World Badminton has a new rising star in him”, said the BAI Chief. He showed tremendous character and fighting spirit and this surely is not the end of it,” he further added.  
Ajay K Singhana, Secretary General of BAI, too complimented the reigning Asian Junior Champion. “You did us all proud. On behalf of the entire BAI I congratulate you on your medal win as you add the seventh medal to the list of wins at the 2018 Youth Olympics,” he said, in his congratulatory message to Lakshya.
Lakshya, next plays the Word Juniors in Markham (Canada) from November 5 to 18 and is a part of the 24-member Indian squad.

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Bajrang, first Indian to get UWW World Championship seeding; World Championship scheduled from October 20-28 in Budapest, Hungary

From a correspondent
New Delhi, Oct. 11,

One of India’s most consistent performers in the recent times, Bajrang Punia becomes the first Indian to feature in the top seeds of World Wrestling Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from October 20 to 28. He is seeded third in his weight category of 65 kg class of the Freestyle event.
He is accorded the pride of place with 45 points in the ranking list released by the United World Wrestling, the parent body of wrestling. The world body has introduced the seeding system for the first time ever for the World Championship, utilizing the pre-championship performance ranking points to determine the competitive seeds. This follows the new ranking series that was announced during the 2017 World Championships in Paris. Previously, wrestlers were pulled into the brackets via a random draw of lots.
Turkey’s Selahattin Kilicsallayan is the top seed (50 points) in the 65 kg class weight category while Ilias Bekbulatov from Russia and the Indian grappler are positioned second and third respectively and Haji Aliyev from Azerbaijan is stationed fourth in the seeding list.

Bajrang has been training for the last fortnight at the Mátraháza Olympic Training Center in Mátraháza, Hungary. He had reached Hungary before other team members arrived on October 10.
Understandably, Punia felt elated getting picked for seeding but he wants to match his performance according to the position accorded.  
“I had come here early to get acclimatized to conditions and am fully focused. I hope I can live up to everybody’s expectations and return home with a gold medal,” said the CWG Gold Coast Medalist, Punia.
The 2018 Asian Games Gold medalist had won a bronze at the 2013 World Championship and now aims to change the colour of the medal at the elite world event and wants to end the year on a high.
About Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is the Governing Body for Wrestling in India recognized by Ministry of Sports, Govt. of India as National Sports Federation. WFI is registered under the Societies Act and affiliated to Indian Olympic Association and International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles [FILA]. WFI was formed in 1960 and Wrestling federations of all States/Union Territories are its Member Associations. WFI along with its State affiliates are entrusted to organize National Championships for all categories of Wrestling, players apart from Zonal, Inter State Championships and All India Ranking Tournaments in India. WFI also conducts various International Tournaments along with the various grassroot initiatives. WFI through its commercial partners Sporty Solutionz initiates a historic partnership with Tata Motors who come on board as a Principal Sponsor for the Sport till 2021.

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Indian players overall gainers in the 4th edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League; 43 Indian players will participate this season

From a Correspondent  
New Delhi, Oct, 11,

 The 4th edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League saw a sizeable jump in the overall earnings for Indian players compared to the last three seasons as the world’s most competitive badminton league is all set to see the 40 Indians in action among the 67 that participated in the auction pool earlier on Monday.
HS Prannoy, the most consistent player in PBL was elevated to a “Icon Status” for the first time, this season; his base prize in Season 3 was INR 30 lakh and he had fetched INR 62 lakhs, the highest in previous season. The World No 15 this year however has earned a whooping INR 80 lakh due to his marquee status and most teams bidding for him.
“I am extremely happy that PBL had promoted me to the Icon Category and I am thankful to my team, Delhi Dashers for picking me for the forthcoming season. PBL has always been a happy hunting ground and I will continue to give my best and help my team stay in contention till the end,” said the 2018 Asian Champion medallist who will be donning the Dalmia Cements Group owned Delhi Dashers colours this season.
Rising doubles star, Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy also witnessed a meteoric leap in his earnings since the first season of PBL. The quarterfinalist of this year’s World Championship, Satwik not only had a dream run throughout this season but also played a crucial role play alongside 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist, Carolina Marin for the Hunters to lift the trophy last year. His opening bid value of INR 15 lakhs this season was almost quadrupled by Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd owned Ahmedabad Smash Masters, who went all guns blazing amidst fierce bidding to acquire his services for a staggering figure of INR 52 lakhs. Shedding light on their decision to splurge on the youngster, Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad Smash Masters owner Mr.Ashish Shah said, “Satwik is a utility player who can play both men’s and mixed doubles and is an extremely energetic team member. We are confident he will be an asset for the team on and off court. He has been in great form this season and will be an integral cog of the team ecosystem heading into PBL 4.”
2018 Commonwealth bronze medal winner and experienced doubles player, Ashwini Ponnappa was yet another Indian to break the bank after she was bought by the Awadhe Warriors for a hefty amount of INR 32 lakhs, a steep increase from the INR 20 lakhs, her base price buy last season.
Coming up the ranks fast, young and promising Lakshya Sen who also threw in the hat for the first time at the PBL auctions attracted interest from the franchises.  However, the reigning Junior Asian Champion was eventually picked for a lucrative INR 11 lakhs, more than double his base price of INR 5 lakhs by the Taapsee Pannu owned debutant Pune franchise, Pune7Aces.
The list of key Indian gainers also includes, 2018 Swiss Open Champion Sameer Verma who was bought by Mumbai Rocket once again for INR 42 lakhs, fetching him more than double his base price of INR 15 lakh. His elder brother, Sourabh Verma too saw a jump in his base price as he was sold to Ahmedabad Smash Masters for INR 16 lakh.
Manu Atri (INR 18 Lakh-Mumbai Rockets); Chirag Shetty (INR14 Lakh- Pune7Aces) Sikki Reddy (INR 29 Lakh-Ahmedabad Smash Masters)MR Arjun (INR 5 lakh- Awadhe Warriors)- the doubles specialists saw a sizeable jump in their earnings this season.  
The auction has not just been beneficial in springboarding the Indian players, but strategic buying by some of the teams have also allowed them to save up from their total team purse. Chennai Smashers, Pune 7 Aces and North Eastern Warriors were the biggest savers, managing to keep INR 19 lakhs, INR 14 lakhs and INR 8 lakhs respectively even after putting together the teams.

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Letter to His Excellency, the President of India in connection with MU impasse by MIYC

Greetings to His Excellency, the President of India!
His Excellency, the President of India might have been well aware of the 134 days old ongoing Manipur University Disaster regarding the removal of Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey from the Vice-Chancellorship of Manipur University on the ground of his administrative and financial irregularities that have totally jeopardised the functioning of the Manipur University in every direction.
Never in the history of independent India had such a thing happened where an academic institute of highest learning stands completely deadlocked for 85 days (almost three months; 30 May 2018 – 22 August 2018)  by virtue of the incapacity, misconduct and violation of statutory provisions by an incompetent and irresponsible Vice-Chancellor and the subsequent and continuing military siege of the Manipur University from the intervening night of Thursday, 20 September 2018 and Friday, 21 September 2018 in the aftermath of the arbitrary directives from one Mr. Vijay Kumar, Under Secretary to the Government of India inciting one Prof. K. Yugindro Singh (under suspension vide MU Office Order No.MU/3-159/85/85/FCY dated the 18th September 2018) to hold the charge of Vice Chancellor, Manipur University. The whole of Manipur University Fraternity - the Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU), the Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) and the Manipur University Staff Association (MUSA) have stood together for the ouster of Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey from the Vice-Chancellorship of Manipur University for his dictatorial regime in running the Manipur University by bringing down the sanctity of a university at its lowest form. Amongst the several charges levelled against Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey, the most crucial ones include the non-functioning of the important statutory bodies comprising the Executive Council, the Academic Council and the University Court in clear violation of the Manipur University Act, 2005, norms and precedents; and the payment of Rs. 2,00,000.00 (Rupees Two Lakh) to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Manipur.  
Normalcy resumed in the academic atmosphere of the Manipur University after signing the landmark Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Manipur University Community and the Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India on 16 August 2018 in the presence of the Commissioner (Higher & Technical Education), Manipur and the Chief Minister of Manipur and his Council of Ministers. The University reopened from the 23 August 2018 with examination results declared and processes for admission to MA/MSc Courses being initiated.
Fresh crisis has flared up again at Manipur University since 1 September 2018 after                  Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey (on leave till the completion of the enquiry, corroborated by the MU Office Order No. MU/VC/02 dated the 30th August 2018) declared his resumption of work in a self-issued order as the Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University and single-handedly banning teachers and staff associations of the Manipur University in total disrespect of the MOA and the Enquiry Committee instituted. The wilful actions of Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey in issuing repeated unwarranted orders appointing different posts in the Manipur University admist pending enquiry against him has again pulled down the university into turmoil. The Manipur University has triggered into an undeclared war zone with the deployment of a large number of security forces including central paramilitary forces apart from the state police forces after the 20-21 September 2018 midnight military onslaught of the university campus. The arrest and subsequent detention of several students and teachers has ravaged the sanctity of the academic atmosphere of the university bringing the normal functioning of the university into an abrupt halt and chaos. The military siege of the Manipur University and excessive atrocities meted out to the students and the teachers shall ever remain written in black letters in the annals of the history of Indian democracy in general and the oppressed history of Manipur in particular. It would not be unjust to say that the act of continued putting of Manipur University till writing this letter under military siege is an act of State Terrorism.
We are writing to bring some key issues regarding the Manipur University Impasse to the notice of His Excellency, the President of India, the largest democracy in the world and bring forth a viable solution to save the Manipur University from possible extinction.
Nullifying every competent order issued regarding giving leave to Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey and the terms of the leave, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on 16 August 2018 placed the leave of Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey on extension till the completion of the enquiry of the “Two Men Independent Enquiry Committee” and the follow-up action taken on the enquiry report by the competent authority. As such, Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey’s unwarranted order dated the 10th September 2018 regarding the appointment of one Prof. K. Yugindro Singh, Department of Physics as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor without the approval of the Executive Council, Manipur University is null and void since Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey has been on official leave vis-a-vis pending enquiry against him and does not have any legal authority to appoint someone as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. The Section 4 common to both the “Statutes of the University” under the Manipur University Act 2005 and the “Statutes of the University” under the Central Universities Act 2009 clearly states that:
“The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
Provided that where the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor is not accepted by the Executive Council, the matter shall be referred to the Visitor who may either appoint the person recommended by the Vice-Chancellor or ask the Vice-Chancellor to recommend another person to the Executive Council.
Provided further that the Executive Council may, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, appoint a Professor to discharge the duties of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in addition to his own duties as a Professor.”
As no Executive Council Meeting was held after the last meeting of 28 February 2018 regarding the appointment of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the position of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University shall be deemed still lying vacant and hence the appointment of a Pro-VC by Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey (on leave and then suspended by an MHRD Order on  17 September 2018); the arbitrary directives, dated the 19th September 2018 from one Mr. Vijay Kumar, Under Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India and                         Prof. Shyamkesho’s (under suspension since 7 September 2018) notification (Office Order dated the 18th September 2018) regarding assigning Prof. K. Yugindro Singh as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor as well as the Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Manipur University have no legal validity rather than an act of the violation of the Manipur University Act 2005 and the Central Universities Act 2009 and the complete violation of the MOA signed on 16 August 2018. Both Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey and Prof. Shyamkesho Singh may be entitled for befitting Statute of Limitations. The present deadlock/total shutdown and military siege of the Manipur University has resulted from the unexpected and unceremonious entry of Prof. K. Yugindro Singh and               Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh into the tension-filled Manipur University Campus on               20 September 2018 in their attempt to assume charges of Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University and Registrar (i/c) respectively and subsequent filing of an FIR against the students (admission by Prof. K. Yugindro Singh in his meeting with Her Excellency the Governor of Manipur on 21 September 2018, validated by the Letter dated the 6th October 2018 addressed to Prof. K. Yugindro Singh, VC i/c, MU from Shri. Th. Chittaranjan Singh, OSD/Secretary to the Governor of Manipur). The Manipur University has once again come to a complete shutdown after the military siege of 20-21 September 2018 with the students boycotting semester examinations and locking of different faculties. The scuffle between the students and the security forces continues till today. In fact, Prof. W. Viswanath Singh and Prof. Sougaijam Dorendrajit should continue as the VC in-charge and as the Registrar in-charge in strict adherence to all the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement.
The Manipur University Debacle made a U-turn when Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey filed a petition at the High Court of Manipur on 5 September 2018 challenging the MOA signed between the Manipur University Community, the State Government and the Union Ministry of Human Resource. The 17 September 2018 hearing of the Writ petition filed by Prof. Adya Prasad was deferred as the High Court of Manipur was told about the filing of an SLP before the Supreme Court of India by Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey, who could not produce relevant documents before the High Court of Manipur. The filing of the SLP by Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey at the Supreme Court of India before any judgement is made by the High Court of Manipur regarding his plea is in complete violation of the spirit of the Article 136 of the Constitution of India, of which His Excellency, the President of India is the Guardian. This act of Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey is against the ethos Constitution of India, and if not checked, it may upset the constitutional law and the democratic secular character of this vast country.
The Manipur International Youth Centre (MIYC) congratulates His Excellency, the President of India in serving the nation as the 14th President of India. We pray that the Almighty God shall grant His Excellency, the President of India wisdom and health to lead the country in this.
As the guardian of the Constitution, we convey through this letter the concern of the Manipur University Community in particular and the Manipur People in general about the present scenario in Manipur University with thousands of students on the brink of losing their bright academic career and make this solemn urge to bring an end to the ongoing Manipur Univeristy Disaster by demilitarising the Manipur University and by removing Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey from the Vice-Chancellorship of Manipur University in your capacity as the Visitor of the Manipur University and in exercise of the powers conferred on you under the provisions of the Statute 2(5) of the Central Universities Act 2009, which states (excerpt):
 “Notwithstanding anything contained in Clause (4), the Visitor may, at any time after the Vice-Chancellor has entered upon his office, by order in writing remove the Vice-Chancellor from office on grounds of incapacity, misconduct or violation of statutory provisions:”
May your term as the President of India be blessed by the Almighty God so that your office could be a blessing to all citizens of the country!

Yours sincerely,
MC Meetei
Coordinator
Manipur International Youth Centre (MIYC)

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State Level Archery Competition 2018 concluded

DIPR
Imphal, Oct. 6,

The State Level Archery Competition 2018 organised by 6 Assam Rifles at its Keithelmanbi Garrison came to an end today. The 3-Day Archery Competition began on October 4, 2018.
The closing function was attended by Maj. Gen. KP Singh, YSM, Inspector General IGAR (S) as the Chief Guest. Bachaspatimayum Chaoba Sharma, who was recently felicitated by the Hon’ble Governor of Manipur with “Governor’s Innovation Award” on October 3, 2018 graced the function as Guest of Honour. Brig. Amit Kabthiyal, SM, Cdt. 9 Sect. Assam Rifles was also present at today’s function.
The Competition was held on three events, Indian-50 mtrs, Compound-50 mtrs and Recurve-70 mtrs. More than 100 archers from 16 clubs participated in the events. In the finals Indian event, C. Divya, P Sonia and M Aruna Devi bagged the gold, silver and bronze in the Girls category. Ch. Boris, S. Rustam and K Arnold Singh stood First, Second and Third position, in the Indian event-boys.
Sh. Monorama, M. Rupam Devi and L. Dulina Devi for Compound event-Girls, S. Ramakanta Sharma, S. Rajendro and M Vikram Singh for Compound event-Boys bagged Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.
The medals to the winners for the Indian and Compound events were honoured by the Chief Guest, Maj. Gen. KP Singh, YSM, Inspector General IGAR (S).
In the Recurve event for 70 mtrs-Girls, Th. Sanai, Y. Anupama Devi and Ksh Manglemsana and Kh. Rohit, Md. Aman Ali and AK Amarjit Singh in the boys category stood First, Second and Third position. Medals to the winners of the category were honoured by Guest of Honour Shri Bachaspatimayum Chaoba Sharma.
Students and parents of Assam Rifles School were also present at the Closing Function.

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Thoubal College Team wins Inter College Badminton Championship

IT News

Thoubal,Sept.30,

The Thoubal College Men’s badminton team and the SEMCO, Komlathabi Women’s team have bagged the men’s and women’s team champion titles respectively of the RK Brojen Singh Memorial Manipur University Inter College Badminton (Men and Women) Tournament at Thoubal College Indoor Stadium today.

The Thoubal College under the aegis of Manipur University Sports Committee Organise the two day championship is participated by eight men’s teams and five women’s teams.

Thoubal College men’s team defeated Imphal College by 2-0 games, In the women’s team event, the SEMCO, Komlathabi team defeated the Royal Academy of Law, Oinam by 2-0 games in the finals today.

The closing function of the tournament was attended by O.Chaoba Devi Principal Thoubal College and Ch.Lokhol Singh Head of Dept.Chemistry Thoubal College as the chief guest and president respectively.

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Interschool football tournament of Dist Noney

IT News

Imphal, Sept. 27.

143 Bn CRPF is organising Interschool football tournament of District Noney from today till September 20.

DIG CRPF and Mr Kanan Kamei President Rongmaei Naga Manipur state.

A colourful function was held today in the open ground of  Noney. In the tournament all 10 teams @ 15 sports dress per team × 150 sports dress had been distributed to participating players. Besides above , all teams will be given football and football net, Winners Trophy , runners up trophy , medals to all winners n runners up. Special gift of Rs 10,000/ to winners and Rs 5000/_ to runners up team. All teams will be given refreshment daily. Motto_ to spread awareness about games and Importance in their life. To teach them team work n capacity building. All media brothers are requested to give wide publicity.

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Four girls in final of World Youth Championship; four more finish with bronze

From contributor

New Delhi, August 29,

 Nitu will open India's go-for-gold campaign in the ongoing AIBA Women's and Men's World Championships at Budapest on Wednesday evening, as three other pugilists--Anamika, Sakshi and Manisha--will join the chorus later tonight in the Hungarian capital.

Of the 10 girls competing here, eight of them managed to make it to the semi-finals in a record-breaking feat and four among them further crossed the hurdle with a fantastic showing in the rings late last night.

The first one to make the final cut was Nitu, who defeated the hard-punching Anel Kudaibergen of Kazakshtan in the lightfly category (45-48 kg) to get a 3:2 split verdict from the five judges. The Indian led, despite punching and inching her way, the judges verdicts kept fluctuating. But Nitua was holding a slender advantage which she held on gamely until the bell rang, thanks to her tenacity. The 2017 World Championship Gold medallist, making to a successive final, takes on Thailand's Nillada Meekoon in the final.

Anamika, on the other hand, proved too hot for her Thai rival, Kittiya Nampai in flyweight class (51 kg) as the Indian outpunched round after round to emerge a clear winner on points (5:0).  Anamika, who will clash with one of the most talked youth boxer, American Heaven Destiny Garcia in the gold showdown, was severe begin with against the Thai who was left guarding herself for most of the time. Anamika, with an open guard, invited her opponent but Nampai was content not to get KO verdict.

2017 Gold medallist at the world championship, Sakshi, too, had an easy semi-final bout in the featherweight class of 57 kg against Isamary Aquino of USA. As the bout opened, both pugilists were taking their own time to trade off punches. With a few jabs and hooks, Sakshi tried to open the American's close guard and even landed a couple of punches, including an uppercut which gave her points and substantial lead in the first round. The Indian decided to go all out and added to her points tally before the final bell and won the bout 5:0. She will meet Nikolina Cacic of Croatia in the final.

In the adjacent B ring, a little latter, Manisha crossed swords with Veronika Villas of Hungary, a promising boxer. With the local crowd rooting for the Hungrian, it looked Manisha would have a torrid time but the Indian brushed aside the pressure and landed some combination punches to wrap the bout with a 4:1 verdict in her favour. The Asian Youth Champion will take on Gemma Paige Richardson from England in the final.

Earlier, Astha Pahwa, who has a bronze under her belt from the 2017 world meet at home, could not resist French girl Tallya Brillaux who won on points (5:0). Jony, too, lost her lightweight (60 kg) bout to Nune Asatrian with a similar 5:0 verdict and both the pugilists had to settle for a bronze medal.

The verdicts against Sakshi Umesh in light heavy (81) and Neha Yadav in heavy (+81) was no different as the Indians logged no points on the scoreboard during the entire duration of their bouts with their opponents scoring 5:0 points to leave the Indians content with the bronze medals.

Yesterday, both Bhavesh Kattimani (53 Kg) and Ankit (60 kg) had ended with bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals in the Youth boys’ category.

 

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Assam Rifles conducts Inter School Basketball Competition

IT News
Imphal, Aug 24,
Mantripukhri  battalion  of  HQ  IGAR  (South)  conducted  Inter  School  Basketball Competition as a part of Annual Sports tournament for the year 2018-19 at the Assam  Rifles  Public  School,    Mantripukhri,  from  21st  –  23rd  August.  A  total  of  seven  Assam Rifles Public Schools under IGAR (South) participated in the said competition to include schools  from  Mantripukhri,  Keithelmanbi,  Jwalamukhi,  Maram,  Pallel,  Thoubal  and Kakching.  The  event  commenced  with  a  motivational  inaugural  speech  by  the  Vice-Chairman,  ARPS,  Mantripukhri  to  all  young  participants.  The competition started with league matches in which all teams displayed great skills and team spirit to excel. ARPS, Mantripukhri  with  better  co-ordination,  skill  level  and  stamina  outclassed  their counterparts and lifted the winning trophy defeating ARPS, Pallel in the finals.
 Players  and  Team  Captains  appreciated  the  smooth  conduct  of  matches  in terms of providing better facilities in terms of basketball court, experienced referees and transparency in  conduct  of the matches. Winning team will now represent IGAR (S) at DGAR  Inter  School  Basketball  Competition  scheduled  from  27th  -31st  August  at Dimapur.  

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Open Letter to Hon’ble Minister, Water Resources, Government of Manipur

Hon’ble Sir,
       
With due respect, I beg to draw the attention of the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Government of Manipur regarding the slow progress of the repairing of riverbank at the eastern side of Imphal River at Singjamei Torban Kshetri Leikai in Imphal East District (Khangembam Mapa).
The piling and construction of retaining wall at this point (around 50 metres) have been going on now for the past couple of months. This point of river bank is in a very dangerous condition as far as the recurrent flood on Imphal River is concerned. 
Frequent floods on Imphal River have caused tremendous hardships to the local people, more than once in the past few months. Still flood may come anytime and the unfinished works will surely be a panic to the local people. If there be any breach of the river bank at this point, the whole people of Torban Kshetri Leikai, Khongman and even Bashikhong will suffer like anything.
Here, I on behalf of the local people of surrounding villages, would like to draw the attention of the Concerned Minister of Water Resources, Government of Manipur to expedite the progress of the works. It seems that the materials and manpower supplied by the contractor for this work are not sufficient to ensuring progress of the work. The Department is requested to advise the contractor concerned to accelerate the pace of the works, and also to maintain the required quality so that the local people may not suffer during the floods. Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,
Seram Neken
Member, Imphal East Zilla Parishad
(14-Uchekon Nongchup Zilla Parishad)

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