IMPHAL | Oct 9 : An emergency general body meeting of Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) which was held today resolved to take mass casual leave tomorrow as a part of the protest demanding the unconditional release and withdrawal of FIR lodged against the teachers, staff and students of the university.
The resolution was taken with the emergency general body meeting of MUTA held today at its office with professor I. Tomba Singh as president in the chair.
The meeting was discussed on the agenda of prevailing crisis of Manipur University and others. President of the chair also read out the proceedings of the emergency executive committee held yesterday.
IMPHAL | Oct 9 : Union minister of Textiles, government of India, Smriti Zubin Irani urged the state government to lay the foundation of Eri Spinning Mill Project, which was commissioned by Central government to the tune of Rs.22 crore by next month.
The union minister was speaking during the inaugural function of the three-day Silk Expo Cum Workshop on Silk Samagra held at Manipur Sericulture Project Management Complex, Sangaipat Imphal East today. It was jointly organised by department of Sericulture, government of Manipur and Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, government of India.
IMPHAL | Oct 6 : Demanding the withdrawal of the FIR and release of the arrested teachers and students of Manipur University, a huge number of students who are members of six various students tried to storm the residence of new pro vice chancellor, K. Yugindro today. One student received injuries during police action but he is said to be out of danger.
It may be mentioned that under the FIR lodged by new pro vice chancellor, altogether 13 students and teachers have been sent to jail after the surgical strike on September 20.
IMPHAL | Oct 6 : The State Government of Manipur will hold dialogue with the All Tribal Student Union, Manipur (ATSUM), the Kuki Student Organisation-General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) and the All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) at 5 pm on October 7 (Sunday) in Imphal on the issues related to the university impasse raised by the tribal student bodies recently, according to sources.
The State Government has invited the tribal student organisations today for the talk.
Yesterday, the tribal student bodies had announced to impose a 5-day economic blockade in all the national highways under their jurisdictions from 5 am of October 9 if the their demands for the returning of normalcy in Manipur University is not met by October 8. The tribal student bodies also took another resolution to demand for a separate “Hill Central University”.
TAMENGLONG | Oct 6 : Democratic Alliance of Tamenglong, a local self- government of Autonomous District Council Tamenglong led by its chairman, Namsinrei Panmei has claimed that with the joining of two BJP elected members; the DAT government has now become stable in forming the local self- government.
In a new development, two BJP members of District Council Tamenglong has come forward to join and support the Democratic Alliance of Tamenglong ADC Tamenglong led by ADC Tamenglong chairman Namsinrei Panmei after prolonged fight in the high court.
A reception for the newly joint members was held here at ADC Tamenglong office complex. Church leaders joined the welcoming programme and prayed for the strong local self- government of ADC Tamenglong.
Fears of a possible outbreak of Typhoid epidemic gripped Manipur’s Moreh town in Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar after 25 confirmed cases were reported in various hospitals. While one case was reported at the PHC, 24 others were reported at Moreh Hospital.
According to the medical officer at Moreh hospital, Dr Kumar, the number of patients suffering from Typhoid has seen a rise with three to four cases brought to the hospital in just a week’s time. “We witnessed few cases of Typhoid since the end of September, but the numbers increased a lot in the past one week. We are still receiving patients having similar symptoms of Typhoid,” said the MO.
Manipur receives an average annual rainfall of around 1,600 mm. However, the State received just 1,181 mm from January to September this year, which is 314 mm less than the average rainfall (1,465 mm) the State is expected to receive during this period, according to rainfall data provided by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Manipur centre, at Lamphelpat here.
The highest rainfall was recorded in June (365.7mm), while the lowest in January (7.8mm) this year. Last year the State recorded 2,439 mm of rainfall as per the ICAR weather station reports.
Guwahati, October 5: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) Bengaluru sleuths based on specific inputs raided a house and arrested a 23-year-old woman, hailing from Manipur on charges of peddling narcotics on Wednesday
The team also seized heroin, an opium-based narcotic worth Rs 3 lakh from her possession. The accused has been identified as Wichamthonliu Abonmai.
She had rented out a house in Banaswadi area and reportedly hails from Leimakhong in Manipur.
TAMENGLONG | Oct 5 : In a formal function, a twenty-two seat capacity National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) study centre was opened at Tamenglong Higher Secondary school on October 5.
DC of Tamenglong, Tamenglong Ravinder Singh attended the event as chief guest and cut the red ribbon for the opening of the NIELIT Study Centre,Tamenglong by in the presence of executive director NIELIT, Imphal, Th. Prameshwor Singh; superintendent of Police, Tamenglong district, Ningshem Vashum; principal,Tamenglong Higher Secondary School KC Huduan; assistant DC, Tamenglong, Sharath Aroju and IO/ DIT, Tamenglong, Kikhonbou Pamei.
In his speech as chief guest, Ravinder Singh stated that the objective of opening of the NIELIT study centre in Tamenglong was to bridge the gap of digital literacy in the district.
THOUBAL | Oct 5 : In a reported case of food poisoning, more than 100 individuals who had consumed a wedding feast which included pork dish at a marriage ceremony have been admitted at Thoubal District Hospital.
The patients who could not be accommodated at the district hospital have been referred to various hospitals in Imphal. No reports of death from the incident have been received so far regarding the incident which happened at Waithou Chiru Khul, Imphal East district.
New Delhi: Reach All Women in War (RAW in WAR), a human’s rights organisation, has decided to honour Binalakshmi Nepram and Svetlana Alexievich with the prestigious 2018 Anna Politkovskaya Award for their bravery in speaking out against injustice, violence and extremism, especially for their role in their respective conflict-ridden and yet ‘forgotten’ domicile regions of Manipur and Belarus.
RAW in War annually gives out the award to mark the anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder on October 7, 2006. Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist, writer and human rights activist. She extensively reported on Russia’s volatile political developments, particularly, the second Chechen war (1999-2005). Her fearless work put her in the Russian military’s line of fire. She was arrested by the military forces in Chechnya and subjected to a mock execution.