With an effort to empower women from Northeast, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has decided to support Northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those in younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.
The decision was taken following a meeting between DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and the newly-appointed member of the three-member National Commission for Women, Soso Shaiza.
“There was a huge scope for raising the levels of education among the women living in remote and rural areas, and also to impart skill training to make them self – reliant,” a government official said.
Manipur Government has projected a possible revenue deficit constituting a major additional financial liability in pre-devolution period on account of the 7th Finance Commission implementation, said N.K Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission.
“On the 7th Pay Commission the government did mentioned that the 7th central pay constitutes a major additional financial liability and making projections with regards to the pattern of expenditure and particularly in terms of revenue expenditure. They have factored that the liability on account of the 7th Finance Commission in making a projection for the likely revenue deficit in the pre-devolution period, said N.K Singh.
Well-armed miscreants suspected to be Kuki militants allegedly kidnapped three employees of Shivalaya Construction Co Private Limited who were engaged in construction works of National Highway 2 (Tendongyang to North AOC) from their work site located at Sekmai Khwairakpam Kusong on the evening of November 29.
Following a complaint regarding the incident, a team of Imphal West police has launched a search operation in and around the surrounding areas of Sekmai river and the hills in the eastern side of Sekmai from yesterday evening. So far, the police team has been unable to trace the whereabouts of the victims.
Due to last night’s incident and resulting fear, some of the labourers have left the work site and returned back to their native states.
The 10-day annual Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 organised by the State Government with a vision to promote tourism sector in the State came to an end with a function held at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT) today.
Governor, Dr. Najma Heptulla and chief minister, N. Biren Singh attended the closing function as the chief guest and president respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Heptulla said that tourism is considered the fastest growing sector in today’s development scenario anywhere in the world. Stating that tourism has become the economic lifeline of many countries without abundant natural resources, she opined that it has successfully transformed the economic landscape of these countries and helped in maintaining a vibrant economy. Tourism in the State also deserves due attention, she said while adding that tourism infrastructure such as accommodation, road and transport are prerequisites for attracting the tourists and these need to be engaged on priority particularly in the hill districts.
“Detention of Kishorchandra under the draconian act, National Security Act (NSA) for using abusive language in social media is a total violation of human rights and misuse of power by authorities,” said E. Ranjita, wife of Kishorchandra.
Condemning the detention of ISTV former staff, Kishorchandra under NSA, locals of Keishamthong along with family members of Kishorchandra today staged a sit-in protest at Keishamthong.
Kishorchandra was arrested from his house on November 26, the next day after he was released on bail by the court for posting a video recording in which he abused the stance of chief minister, N. Biren regarding a function organised in commemoration of the Rani of Jhansi linking her with the freedom movement of Manipur.
UKHRUL | Nov 30
The newly constructed women market complex at Phungreitang, Ukhrul was inaugurated by chief minister, N. Biren Singh on April 24; however, seven months after inauguration, the women vendors are yet to get allocation of spaces or stalls at the said complex.
The women vendors are all set to move into the newly completed women market complex on December 10, unless the authority concerned comes out with a definite solution.
Dimapur, Nov. 28 (EMN): The Naga Hoho has extended the tenure of its outgoing team of leaders for three months till a new leadership is instated. The organisation conducted its federal assembly on Nov. 28 during which a number of resolutions were undertaken, a press release from the Naga Hoho stated Wednesday.
The press release read: ‘With the ending of the incumbent tenure (2013-2018), the executive council proposed to relinquish the office with immediate effect. However, the house/federating units of the Naga Hoho was of the considered opinion that at this juncture when the Nagas are badly fragmented and passing through a very crucial period despite of inching towards political settlement, a platform such as Naga Hoho which has been recognized by outside world (sic) and serves as the catalyst for the Naga people especially on the Naga political issue cannot be allowed to be defunct abruptly.’
UKHRUL | Nov 28
The building of Frontier High School at New Tusom today lies in shambles and is yet to be repaired or renovated since its establishment in 1972.
The school was upgraded to Junior High School in 1998 and to High School in 2000. The lone government high school of the remote area is functioning with six teachers and headmaster in-charge.
The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Manipur has dismissed the claims that the chairman of NSCN (K), Yung Aung belongs to the Meitei community as propaganda initiated by Indian Intelligence Agencies.
A release signed by director, department of Publicity, UNLF, M Sak-hen stated that a report published by the National daily ‘The Week’ on November 24 which asserted that the newly elected chairman of NSCN (K) Yung Aung is a Meitei and a spy of UNLF has been used a source by ‘North East Now’ and other dailies of Manipur while also dismissing it as “mere propaganda by Indian Intelligence Agencies initiated in connivance with ‘The Week’.”
Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived in Imphal on Tuesday to attend the ongoing 10-day long Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018, the annual tourism festival of the state. The Princess was accorded a warm welcome at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport Imphal led by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on her maiden visit to the state.
PHED Minister Losii Dikho, Agriculture Minister V Hangkhalian, Chief Secretary, Manipur Dr J Suresh Babu, DGP L M Khaute and other high-level Government Officers, top police personnel were also present in the reception event at the airport tarmac.
Villagers of the remotest part of villages in Ukhrul district, bordering Nagaland in the north and Myanmar in the East, have lauded the initiative of MLA of Chingai assembly constituency, Khashim Vashum.
A warm ‘home visit’ was organised today by the villagers of Tusom CV to Khashim for his outstanding contribution in developing the remotest villages which has been neglected for a long period of time. The reception programme was attended by leaders, party workers and elders from the neighbouring villages. Tusom CV is situated about 100 km from Ukhrul district headquarters and is just 4 km away from the international border pillar no.129 with a total of 168 households.
A 14 years old boy died on the spot while 15 passengers including a Japanese couple sustained injury when a tourist bus they were travelling plunged into a deep gorge near Kangpokpi district headquarters this morning at around 11:20 am.
The Airbus bearing registration number MN01-1944 was heading towards Imphal from Dimapur with huge luggage of around 20 passengers before it plunged into the approximately 50 metres deep gorge in between Changoubung village and Kangpokpi DHQs along the National Highway-2.