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Imphal, 01 July 2018 ( Evening News ) : MPCC has alleged that the Statement of Union Home Minister of State, Kiran Rijiju implied that the Central Government has given its consent on giving some land of Manipur to Myanmar. Spokesperson of MPCC, Kh. Joykishan maintained that even though the BJP led Government compromises the land to please Myanmar, the Congress party will not remain a mute spectator but will launch protest along with the people of the state. Speaking to media persons at Congress Bhavan today, Joykishan stated that the statement of the Union Minister that there is no land controversy between India and Myanmar implies that the Government has given its consent on the installation of the border pillar crossing the boundary of Manipur. He termed it unfortunate that despite complaints made by CSOs, Political Parties and People regarding the encroachment of land at Kwatha Khunou by Myanmar, both the Central and the State Government remain indifferent. Joykishan demanded the State Govt to clarify on the matter at the earliest.
On the other hand, Joykishan alleged that the National President of BJP visited Manipur not in the interest of the state or the people but merely to seek economic opportunities and campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He lamented that the National President of BJP failed to give any suggestions or solutions regarding various issues prevalent in the state including Manipur University crisis and Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Imphal, 25 June 2018 ( Evening News ) : MPCC delegates led by Former Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi left Imphal this morning to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and other relevant authorities at the Centre to address the grievances of the people of Manipur on various issues especially the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement, crises at Manipur University and the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016. Addressing media persons before their departure at Imphal International Airport, CLP Leader, Okram Ibobi stated that the delegates will meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and intimate on various sensitive Issues and especially to question the Prime Minister on the statement in connection with Framework Agreement made by Interlocutor, R.N Ravi with regards to formation of Autonomous Territorial Council on a National Daily, Indian Express. He also said, the Chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee will be urged not to pass the Citizen Amendment Bill 2016 which is likely to be submitted by the end of this month, if it is going to harm the state. Regarding the Manipur University impasse, Ibobi mentioned that a report was earlier submitted by the Party's High Level Committee to the relevant authority at the Centre. He said, the MPCC Delegates will meet with the Union Human Resource Minister and urge to probe the prevailing issue in the University and try to resolve it as soon as possible to bring normalcy in the Academic Atmosphere. Okram Ibobi further mentioned that if there is no option left to resolve the issues, the MPCC Delegates will urge for appointment of a new Vice- Chancellor in Manipur University.
Imphal, 18 June 2018 ( Evening News ) : Thousands of people today offered floral tributes to the 18 martyrs who laid down their lives to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur on June 18 in 2001. Since early morning people from different ethnic communities in their traditional attires thronged the Kekrupat memorial to offer their tributes to the martyrs. The day is being observed as the great june uprising and unity day under the initiative of United Committee Manipur (UCM) and All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO) since 2001. The 18 brave hearts who sacrificed their lives were honoured with a general salute. Chairman and Vice Chairman of the observation committee pulled down the traditional flag half way down to express sorrows at the commemoration ceremony. A public meeting and a blood donation camp was also held at the venue. Government Officials cutting across party and members of various civil society organisations of the state also paid floral tributes at the memorial. Taking part in the event, Lok Sabha MP Thangso Baite asserted that the Day is marked forever in the history of Manipur and should not be forgotten. He maintained that the memorial observance shows the unity and the love existing among various community in the state. It may be recalled that people agitated in protest against the 'without territorial limit' clause included in the Bangkok Declaration signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM). The protestors set on fire the Manipur Legislative Assembly building, offices of political parties and several quarters of Ministers and MLAs. 18 persons died in police firing in the agitation.
Major roads in Imphal City have been blocked in connection with the Great June Uprising observance today. Business establishments in Thangal Bazar, Paona Bazar, Khwairamband Ema Keithel and other places remained closed as requested by the Observation Committee to take part in the floral tribute ceremony. There were traffic congestion in several places as some roads were blocked. Manipur Police Personnel kept a strict vigil to prevent any untoward incident in several areas of Imphal City.
Imphal, 17 June 2018 ( evening News ) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, schemes like Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana and Stand Up India are helping in greater financial inclusion. In his opening remarks at fourth meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan today, Modi emphasised on the need of tackling economic imbalances on priority basis. He said, 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres are being constructed under Ayushman Bharat and about 10 crore families will be provided health insurance worth 5 lakh rupees every year. The Prime Minister said, Indian Economy has grown at a healthy rate of 7.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017- 18. He said, the challenge now is to take this growth rate to double digits for which many more important steps have to be taken. Modi said, vision of a New India by 2022, is now a resolve of the people of the country. He said, the agenda of the meeting include doubling of farmers income, development of aspirational districts, Ayushman Bharat, Mission Indradhanush, Nutrition Mission and celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Prime Minister assured the Chief Ministers from flood-affected States that the Union Government would provide all assistance to them.
Imphal, 17 June 2018 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister N. Biren visited Maiba village and Mongjam Village of Imphal East District to take stock of the flood situation today. The Chief Minister also inspected the Flood Relief Camps which are being opened at Maiba Khul Primary School and Mongjam Mamang Leikai. Briefing media persons, Chief Minister informed that he had a telephonic conversation with Union Home Minister Rajnath and briefed about the current flood situation in the State. He added that he had asked the Home Minister to extend immediate flood assistance for the flood victims of the State. The Chief Minister also intimated that the State government has asked for immediate financial assistance for rebuilding the houses of the flood affected people, repair and reconstruction of roads etc. immediately. He said that the Union Home Minister has already directed the Home Secretary to provide immediate help for the flood affected people of the State. Mentioning that he couldn’t attend the NITI Aayog meeting due to the current flash flood in the State,he added that the flood situation of the State is being discussed in the said meeting. The Chief Minister mentioned that around 22 houses have been inundated and 120 people have been displaced due to the flood in the Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village, Imphal East District and that the District Administration has taken various measures to help the flood victims in the area and medical teams are being sent to the flood affected areas. Biren also asserted Portable toilets would be constructed in Maiba Khul and Mongjam Village. The Chief also expressed his gratitude to Minister Karam Shyam, MLA Susindro, Army personnel, newly recruited police personnel for their relentless effort and dedication in repair works of the breached river banks. He also appealed to the people of the State to take precautionary measures from post flood diseases.