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10.06.2018, 12:38 PM

IMPHAL | Jun 9 : High school leaving certificate topper of Manipur government school, Kakchingtabam Keke Sharma was felicitated today at Lamlong Higher Secondary School, Lamlong Bazzar.

Keke claimed that government, parents and students as responsible for government school students not figuring in the first 25 ranks. He said, “If the students and parents take responsibility and put pressure, teachers will automatically help the students in studying.

Teachers fail to focus on students of government school as students do not focus in their studies”.

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10.06.2018, 12:37 PM

IMPHAL | Jun 9 : Environment minister, Th. Shyamkumar’s son, Th. Satyajit who was arrested by the Police for inflicting injury to two police men on duty with his rash driving, has been remanded to police custody for three days.

The accused Th. Satyajit, 23, was charged with criminal assault to deter public servants from discharging their duty, rash driving and endangering personal safety of others under section 353/279/338 IPC.

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09.06.2018, 8:02 PM

Guwahati, June 9:  Manhunt has been launched against Rituparna Goswami, reportedly a resident of Tinsukia’s Pengeri, for allegedly “planning” to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’ during one of his road shows. A plot to assassinate Modi has been revealed in a letter seized from a suspected Maoist, the Pune police told a court on Thursday.

The letter was addressed to one Comrade Prakash. As per Pune police sources, Comrade Prakash is the code name for Rituparna Goswami, a known Maoist. He is also known as Naveen. Police have confirmed that he hails from Assam and is presently absconding.

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09.06.2018, 5:34 PM

Two youths from Guwahati were beaten to death by an angry mob at a remote area in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam on suspicion of being child abductors. The incident occurred on Friday night when a rumour on social media revolved around saying a group of ‘sopadhara’ (meaning child abductor in Assamese) were active in the nearby areas.

According to the police, the victims were later identified as Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath who were returning to Guwahati after visiting the Kathilangso waterfalls in the Dokmoka district area. The victims were in their SUV when they were stopped by an angry mob who suspected them to be child abductors.


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09.06.2018, 11:39 AM

KOHIMA, JUNE 8 (MExN): The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Home Department and the DDMA Kohima led another operation to Dzukou late last night (7th June 2018) to rescue four stranded tourists.

A press note from the NSDMA informed that the information of four stranded tourists from Assam was received at 6:40pm on June 7. The DDMA Kohima swung into action and an SDRF team comprising 8 personnels along with a Platoon Commander was activated. The Emergency response team obtained the geo coordinates and also prepared a 3D map which enabled the Rescue operation team to locate the exact position of the stranded tourist.

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09.06.2018, 11:37 AM

AIZAWL, JUNE 8 (NNN):  Mizoram chief minister, Lal Thanhawla on Friday slammed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 and termed the bill as an attempt to grant citizenship to a particular religious community from outside the country.

Addressing a political session at Congress Bhawan here, Lal Thanhawla alleged that the BJP led Central government has no real intention of according citizenship to Muslim and Christian migrants. “The proposed citizenship bill is an attempt to grant citizenship to illegal migrants from the minority communities especially the Hindus from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India and stayed in the country for six years. The Central government has no real intention of covering Muslim and Christian minorities under the bill,” Lal Thanhawla said. He said that his government has been strongly opposing the bill right from the beginning.

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09.06.2018, 11:36 AM
NSCN (I-M) members and representatives of the Government of India on Friday held a meeting of the Cease Fire Ground Rules Review Committee (CFGRRC), at Police Officers Mess Chumukedima. NSCN (I-M) MIP in a press note stated that both the sides suggested promoting a more conducive environment while upholding the sincere progress in the talks, keeping in mind the landmark Framework Agreement signed between the two parties on August 3, 2015.
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09.06.2018, 11:33 AM

CHURACHANDPUR | Jun 8 : Following the official declaration of Measles outbreak at two villages in Churachandpur district after the disease claimed one life, the District Family Welfare Officer (DFWO), Churachandpur has pulled its sleeves to contain further spread of the disease in the district.

According to official report, one child at K. Sinai village died of suspected Measles on June 5 last. Significantly, K Sinai village is located about 3/4 kms away from Churachandpur District Hospital. Measles outbreak has also been reported at Monglenphai village under Leisang PHSC of Samulamlan Block. Dr. Jam Thianlal, DFWO, Churachandpur issued ‘Outbreak Notification’ on June 6.

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09.06.2018, 11:32 AM

IMPHAL | Jun 8 : Manipur Secretariat Service Association (MSSA), Manipur Government Services Federation (MGSF) and Manipur State Pensioners’ Union (MSPU) called off indefinite cease work strike after the five points of agreement was made with chief minister, N. Biren Singh this evening.

The state government has agreed to extend the 7th Pay Commission benefits to the employees and pensioners of the government with the fitment factors of 2.57 notionally with effect from January 1, 2016 and actually with effect from April 1, 2019.

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08.06.2018, 10:42 PM

US singer Nicky Jam posted the video for "Live It Up,” the 2018 FIFA World Cup official song, on his YouTube channel on Friday.

The video features views of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, goal celebrations from the previous World Cups and the fans of the participating national teams. Former Brazil star Ronaldinho also appears in the video.

The video gained over 70,000 views in less than an hour since its release.

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08.06.2018, 7:40 PM
Building an Indian Railways network that reaches and connects the seven sister states of North-East has always been acknowledged as a daunting and challenging task. But, to be able to build the world’s tallest girder railway bridge in the Himalayan ranges, is truly a remarkable feat. Come 2019, this dream project of Indian Railways will turn into a reality. Called Bridge No 164, the world’s tallest girder railway bridge, will have a pier height of 141 metres. That’s almost twice as high as Qutab Minar! At present, Europe’s Mala-Rijeka viaduct is the world’s highest at 139 metres. The tallest girder bridge is part of the upcoming 111-kilometres long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line. The ambitious railway line upto Tupul is expected to be complete by 2020, while the tallest girder railway bridge will be ready by June 2019, says Saibaba, Chief Engineer Construction, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).
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08.06.2018, 1:46 PM

Imphal, June 7, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh interacted with the Village Authority leaders and villagers of 21 different villages of Khengjoi Sub-Division of Chandel district at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

The interaction session was organised on special request from 19 Assam Rifles, which is currently deployed at the interior area.

Assam Rifles officers briefed the Chief Minister about the benefits which can be possibly reaped from the introduction of widespread avocado plantation at the area. They also apprised him about the problems faced by villagers due to poor connectivity, absence of water supply, electricity and other basic amenities.

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