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15.10.2018, 8:16 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 14 : The land areas of Sekmai assembly constituency including its hills which were approved by the Manipur State Darbar cannot be encroached while creating district boundaries of the newly created seven districts.

The stated resolution was taken today during a public meeting held at Sekmai Kangjeibung Ground community hall, organised by Sekmai Protection Committee (SPC) and Awang Sekmai Advance Women Society (ASAWS). It was organised to discuss the issues of the villagers whose lands are affected.

The meeting also resolved to give full support to the steps taken up by Manipur Valley Village Reserve Forest Rights Protection Association to safeguard the ancestral land of the valley people.

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15.10.2018, 8:15 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 14 : The six professors of Manipur University who were arrested during the police raid on the midnight of September 20 following an FIR lodged by professor, K. Yugindro were brought to hospital handcuffed for medical check-up, a press release by the JAC of MU community said.

The JAC vehemently condemned the act of equating and treating the teachers as if they were hard-core criminals and termed it as an inhuman act and an insulting to the profession.

In an emergency meeting of the JAC which comprised of MUSU, MUTA and MUSA, the members expressed extreme shock and anguish on hearing that the professors lodged in jail under false charges were taken to hospital in handcuffs.

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15.10.2018, 8:14 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 14 : Pan Meetei Convention informed that Meetei are a people made of seven clans or Salai Taret – Khuman, Luwang, Mangang, Angom, Moirang, Kha-nganba and Salang-Leishangthem who are the seven sons of Pakhangba, the son of God, Atiya Maru Sidaba, and they formed the Meetei some thousands of years ago.

In a statement addressed to The United Naga Council, The Zomi Council and The Hmar Inpui with reference to their representation to the union minister of State for Tribal, Jaswanthsinh Bhabor regarding inclusion of the Meetei in the list of scheduled Tribe, the Pan Meetei Convention further informed that after the independence, all the indigenous groups of the Northeast were included in the scheduled tribe list of the Indian Constitution except maybe the indigenous Meetei people.

The reason was, the Meetei were Hindu converts and the then Meitei leaders claimed that the Meetei were the descendants of Brabubahon son of Arjuna of the Pandava of the Hindu epic the Mahabharatta, it said. That was a travesty of the fact of Meetei being Hindu converts, it added.

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14.10.2018, 9:58 PM
NEW DELHI\GUWAHATI: In a landmark judgement, a summary general court martial conducted by the Army has sentenced a Major General, two Colonels and four other soldiers to life imprisonment for the extra-judicial killing of five youth activists in Assam in 1994.

The judgement, pronounced by the court martial held at the 2 Infantry Mountain Division at Dinjan in Dibrugarh district of Assam, will however have to be confirmed by “higher competent authorities” like the Eastern Army Command at Kolkata and the Army headquarters in New Delhi. “This can take two to three months,” said a source.
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14.10.2018, 9:49 PM

In a major haul, the Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector of the Assam Rifles seized drugs worth of nearly Rs 3 crore in Manipur on Saturday.

According to the office of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles, South Sector (IGAR-S), the Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) seized a huge cache of contraband drugs, worth Rs 2.85 crore on Imphal – Moreh National Highway (National Highway 102).

Acting on a tip off received from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the Tengnoupal Battalion and DRI seized contraband drugs from a vehicle bearing registration number MN 01 AK 3492 coming from Morehat Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP) in Khudengthabi at around 4 pm, the IGAR-S informed.

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13.10.2018, 7:59 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 12 : “I will give my best and always work hard to help in solving the present issues,” said former chief secretary, Jarnail Singh during his felicitation by Manipur University community at the court hall of the university before he signed in as the administrator of the university, fully empowered to discharge the powers of the vice-chancellor till order is restored in the university.

Jarnail was warmly welcomed by the university community at the vice-chancellor’s office.

It may be mentioned that university community started an agitation against the present vice-chancellor, A.P. Pandey for his alleged dereliction of duty since May 30. In the course of the agitation, many students and teachers have been arrested police in a raid on September 20 which has disturbed the community mentally and physically.

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12.10.2018, 10:39 AM

JIRIBAM | Oct 11 : A minor girl was allegedly raped by her maternal uncle at his residence after the girl was taken from her house on the pretext of cooking food.

The incident reportedly occurred at around 12 noon of September 21, 2018 at Nunkhal village, a remote area of Jiribam district.

As per report of the victim’s mother, the accused is her younger brother who is a widower with three children. The victim’s mother stated that the accused had come to her house saying that he had to go for a work somewhere and requesting her daughter to stay at his house during his absence and prepare meals for his three children.

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12.10.2018, 10:39 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 11 : The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party People’s War Group (Marxist Centre) has imposed a state wide total shut down from 6 am to 6 pm on October 15 by declaring it as the Black Day of Kangleipak.

A release signed by secretary, central media coordinator, comrade Lenin Meitei stated that after Manipur was defeated in the Anglo Manipur War, 1891 it was under the Colonial British rule till August 14, 1947 for 56 years. Manipur became independent again in the midnight of August 14, 1947, it said adding afterwards, Manipur State Assembly Election was held from 11 to 27 July, 1948 and the state was ruled under a democratic government from October 18, 1948.

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12.10.2018, 10:38 AM

IMPHAL | Oct 11 : In a landmark judgement on two PILs taken together, the High Court of Manipur has suspended pro vice-chancellor of the Manipur University, professor K. Yugindro and appointed former chief secretary, Jarnail Singh as the varsity’s administrator who is fully empowered to discharge the power of the vice-chancellor till order is restored in the university.

The direction of the high court said the order was given after considering the best interest of the students and present very disturbing situation in the university.

Earlier the court had notified its intent of interfering in the affairs and management of the university if the authority concerned failed to resolve the ongoing crisis in the university.

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11.10.2018, 8:29 AM

In its continuous fight against the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in Mizoram, the state’s biggest NGO’s Young Mizo Association Wednesday took out rallies in different parts of Mizoram demanding the scrapping of Chakma Autonomous District Council, which the YMA claimed as a safe haven for Bangladeshi infiltrators.

Thousands of participants hold placards and shouting slogans such as, ‘We demand the removal of the CADC,’ and ‘Go back, illegal immigrants.’

Addressing the rally in Aizawl, Vanlalruata, president of the Young Mizo Association said: “We understand it is in the power of Parliament to scrap an autonomous council. But, we want the scrapping of this council and we will work towards our demand, no matter, whatever it takes us. If necessary, we might even approach the court which might take a while. But, the truth is we will never back down from this fight.”

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11.10.2018, 8:22 AM

Kohima, Oct. 10 (EMN): A 37 year-old-man from Reguri village under Meluri was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for allegedly raping his minor 11-year-old step-daughter on several occasions.

The incident came to light when the mother of the victim caught her husband red-handed on the night of October 9. The minor, who is studying in class-VI, reportedly told her mother that she had been repeatedly raped by her step-father on several occasions, threatening her with dire consequences if she reveals it to others.

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11.10.2018, 8:20 AM

Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is expected to fund Rs. 300 crore for the Meghalaya government to construct stadiums for hosting the 2022 National Games, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said on Tuesday.

Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state.

“For creating the stadiums, the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment is funding the state Rs 300 crore, and for building the games village, the fund has to be managed by the state government,” Tynsong told journalists after the cabinet meeting.

The cabinet, chaired by chief minister Conrad Sangma, discussed at length the state’s preparations for hosting the national games. The sports department had also briefed the cabinet about getting a fund of Rs 300 crore from the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment.

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