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Imphal, 14th May 2020 (Evening News) : Villagers of Yaripok Ningthounai, Yambem and Changamdabi in Andro Constituency have alleged that their peace and tranquility have been affected due to personal altercation between Ex minister Th Shyamkumar and Imphal East District Police. Speaking to media at Yairipok Yambem today, a resident of Yambem Luxmi Bazar, Lourembam Basanta said many unwanted incidents have occurred recently because of the Ex minister and some individuals pursuing personal gains. He alleged that police yesterday fired Mock Bombs and Tear Gas cells in the residential areas on the pretext of carrying out crackdown on lockdown violators. He claimed that Police fired tear gas shells at the Ex Minister's gate as some people gathered there from 7PM till midnight yesterday. Basanta appealed not to let such incident occur again as it causes mental agony to children. Speaking to media, a resident of Changamdabi, Ayub Kori said yesterday’s incident created fear psychosis among the muslims inhabitants who were carrying out their Ramadan rituals at that time.
Andro Constituency residents have urged Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren to take necessary measures to contain the political upheavals in the constituency over the upcoming bi-election. One resident, Sagolshem Chaoren from Andro Makha Leikai today claimed that he and two others were abducted yesterday afternoon at around 2 by some unknown miscreants. The other two people are 34 year old, Ningthoujam Okendro from Andro Awang Leikai and Chingakham Shyamkishore from Andro Sanapat. Chaoren said they were blind folded, assaulted and driven around in a vehicle and they were finally released at one Dhiren @ Bobo's residence. He claimed that Ex Minister Th Shyamkumar's brother Rabi was in the house. Andro Police reportedly rescued them and took them to Yairipok CHC for first aid.
Imphal, 07 Oct 2019 ( Evening News) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has assured to urge Union Home Minister Amit Shah to add a special protective clause for Manipur while implementing Citizenship Amendment Bill when the Union Minister visits the state to grace the upcoming Sangai Festival 2019 as the Chief Guest. He stated the same to media in an exclusive press meet held at Chief Minister's Secretariat today. Responding to Impact News Query about the recent declaration of granting a special provision for the states of Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in relation to CAB, Chief Minister Biren expressed firm belief that the special provision will be granted not only for the three States but for all the North East States. While, responding to Impact News Query on the plights facing MSPDCL due to non-payment of electricity bills by various Government Departments, Chief Minister N. Biren asserted that the issue will be tabled in the Cabinet to ensure that the pending electricity bills are paid at least in instalments at the earliest.
Speaking to media, Chief Minister Biren asserted that the Government has taken steps to make Shirui and Sangai Festivals plastic free. He stated that Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the Shirui Festival on October 16 and added that an American rock band will perform during the festival. Biren assured that outsiders attending the Shirui Lily festival will be provided bus service from Imphal International Airport till Ukhrul. Chief Minister Biren also disclosed like last year's Japanese Sumo wrestling demonstration, Thailand’s Muai Thai will be demonstrated in the upcoming Sangai festival. He appealed to organisations of the state not to impose any bandhs or blockades during the festival which aims to promote State tourism to boost income. The Chief Minister said, every issues can be resolved amicably through dialogues.
Financial assistance continues to pour in for the upcoming Sangai and Shirui festivals. Public Health Engineering Department Contractors Association has presented 1 lakh rupees financial assistance to the Tourism Department. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren received the amount for the department today. Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Biren appreciated Public Health Engineering Department Contractors Association for its continual support for various events in the state. He hoped that others will offer assistance too.
Imphal, 25 May 2019 ( Evening News ) : A student of Bachelor of Vocational Course (B.VoC) was found hanging at Room No. 26 of Koubru Boys Hostel No. 2 of Manipur University in Canchipur, Imphal West today. The deceased is identified as 22 year old, K. Lunminlal Kipgen, son of Paokhongmang Kipgen from L.Songphel Village under Kangpokpi District Saikul Sub Division. It may be mentioned that Imphal Police admitted Kipgen to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, RIMS after he was found unconscious at Samu Makhong in the wee hours of May 23. Singjamei Police has initiated a probe into the incident and the body has been taken to RIMS Morgue for investigation.