Imphal, 09 September 2020 (Evening News ) :: Churachandpur Police has rescued a kidnapped young woman hailing from Compound Veng, D. Phailian of Churachandpur District. She was allegedly kidnapped by a 30 year old man, Sandeep Kumar from Dungarpur in Rajasthan last week. According to Police sources, a missing report was received last on September 1. She was reported missing since the previous day around 11:00 AM. A case has been registered at Churachandpur Police Station under IPC 365. During the investigation held under the supervision of Churachandpur SP, a close coordination was established with Rajasthan Police which led to the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the accused kidnapper. A rescue team led by SI T. Seikhotinlal Haokip, woman police ASI PT Dodoi along with the victim's uncle left for Rajasthan and traced them on September 5. The team along with rescued woman and the accused kidnapper returned to Imphal yesterday. Further investigations are underway.
Chief Minister N. Biren gives monetary aid of over 5 Crore, 6 Lakh rupees to 7 Thousand 500 Organic farmers under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Regions
Imphal, 08 September 2020( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren today disbursed a total amount of 5 Crore, 6 Lakh, 25 Thousand rupees as monetary aid to 7 Thousand 500 Organic farmers in the State through Direct Benefit Transfer. The financial help was provided under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Regions under Horticulture & Soil Conservation Department. Old Age Pension Cards were also distributed to 20 thousand 833 senior citizens who had enrolled themselves under Go -to-Village Mission at the event held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister N. Biren said that the Centre has already approved 25 thousand hectares of land for Organic Farming under MOMA in the State which was earlier only 10 thousand hectares. Asserting that Manipur has great potential for Horticulture, he appealed for public co-operation in making the state self-reliant. N.Biren also announced that Government will release forms for Start-up-Scheme in the near future. He urged the talented youths of the state to avail the benefit.
25 year old married woman found hanging in suspicious manner at Bishnupur Thiyam Leikai Ward Number- 8 in Bishnupur District
Imphal, 07 September 2020 (Evening News ) : A woman was found hanging in a suspicious manner at Bishnupur Thiyam Leikai Ward Number- 8 under Bishnupur Police in Bishnupur District around 5 this morning. The deceased woman is 25 year old, Laishram Ongbi Banita, Wife of Laishram Bisho. Upon getting the news, a police team led by Bishnupur SP Priyadharshini Laishram rushed to the site. Speaking to media, Bisho's younger sister Binoti said that her brother and Banita got married on March 18 this year. She also said that her 57 year old mother, Laishram Bimola found Banita hanging using a shawl. She was then immediately rushed to Nambol Hospital. Late Banita's maternal family have demanded the police to investigate the incident. As Bishnupur Police Station is currently under Containment zone, Nambol Police Station has lodged an FIR and investigations are underway
Imphal, 06 September 2020( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has strongly condemned the brutal gang rape of a 14 year old minor girl from Imphal West District and killing of Writer Safeguard company staff cum security, Arambam Ranjan. It may be mentioned that A.Ranjan was shot during an armed robbery occurred at SBI main branch in Churachandpur District on September 4. Speaking to media during a press meet held at CM Secretariat today, N.Biren assured to award befitted legal punishment to the arrested rapists within 2 months. He said, 3 miscreants accused in killing A.Ranjan and armed robbery incident at SBI main branch in Churachandpur have been arrested. N.Biren also said that CCTV footage regarding the incident have been collected and investigations are underway. He asserted that he has asked the DGP to visit Churachandpur and call a meeting with the leaders of proscribed groups under SoO to arrest the miscreants at the earliset.
Imphal, 05 September 2020 (Evening News ) : All the 4 persons who have been accused of raping the 14 year old minor girl from Imphal West District are now in police custody. Manipur Police Department IGP Zone 1, K. Jayanta said Chargesheet of the case will be filed within 2 months. Speaking to media at the office of Imphal West District SP today, K. Jayanta said Police has arrested all the accused individuals of the case including the prime suspect. He added that most part of the case investigation have been completed and that they are waiting for the Victim’s Post Mortem report to continue further investigation. He appealed to conduct postmortem of the victim at the earliest to avoid tampering of any evidences.
Imphal, 04 Sep 2020( Evening News ) : Unidentified armed miscreants have looted One Crore, 15 Lakh rupees withdrawn from SBI main branch in Churachandpur District for depositing in SBI ATMs today around 10:30 AM. Impact News sources said, the miscreants fired at the Writer safeguard company staff, who are responsible for depositing money at various ATM booths in the town. Writer safeguard company staff cum security, 35 year old, Arambam Ranjan, Son of Late Arambam Kumar originally from Langdum Mayai Leikai and currently residing at Khuga Tampak Meitei Leikai was shot on his belly. He succumbed to his injuries at Shija hospital this afternoon. He was shot while the Writer Safeguard Company staff were keeping money withdrawn from the bank inside a bolero jeep parked opposite the bank. The armed miscreants looted one crore and 15 lakh rupees and sped away on a Motorbike. Police has registered a Case. There is no clue about the loot gang till the time of filing this report.
No objection to settlement of Indo-Naga Framework Agreement but it should be confined within Nagaland : UCM
Imphal, 03 Sep 2020( Evening News ) : United Committee Manipur (UCM) President Sunil Karam has said that there is no objection to the finalisation of the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN-IM and the Indian Government, however the settlement should be confined within the Nagaland State. He was speaking on the sidelines of Tarpon Heishoi ceremony performed at the sacred shrine at Kekrupat, organised by UCM today. Sunil Karam said the Union Home Minister assured Chief Minister of Manipur and COCOMI members on November 25 last year, that stockholders concerned especially the people of Manipur will be consulted before the final settlement of the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement. He demanded the Home Minister to keep his promise and disclosed the content of the agreement which is expected to be finalised this month.The UCM President called upon people of the state to stand against any divide and rule policies and against any threats to the territorial integrity of Manipur. It maybe mentioned that a press release from the Prime Minister's Office had stated that the over 23 years long pending Indo-Naga Framework Agreement may get finalised by this September.
As in the previous years, United Committee Manipur (UCM) organised Tarpon Heisoi ceremony at the sacred shrine at Kekrupat today. Speaking on the occasion, UCM President Sunil Karam called upon people of the state to always revere the courage and bravery of those forefathers who had laid down their lives for the motherland. He lamented that unlike the previous years, Tarpon offerings will be made only on the first and last day of the half month long traditional ceremony owing to the prevailing COVID-19 Pandemic this year. Sunil Karam said today's tarpon offerings were made especially for the 18 brave-hearts who laid down their lives for the territorial integrity of Manipur on June 18, 2001 Uprising. Family members of the martyrs and many women leaders took part in the ceremony.
CBI makes suggestions and asks MPSC to share steps taken for free and fair Manipur Civil Service Combined Competitive (Main) Exam, 2016
Imphal, 03 Sep 2020( Evening News ) : Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI in a letter on September 1, to the Secretary of Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) has requested to share the necessary steps already taken and has also suggested various measures to hold the Manipur Civil Service Combined Competitive (Main) Exam, 2016 afresh in a fair and transparent manner. In the letter, the CBI had also suggested certain steps and measures based on the observations made by the High Court of Manipur in the relevant Paras under the heading “Appreciation of Lapses & irregularities” of its common Judgement & Order of October 18, 2019, which include laying down of proper procedures by the MPSC for evaluation and tabulation of answer books or sheets in compliance of sub-rule 18 of Rule 26-B of the MPSC (Procedure & Conduct of Business) Rules, 2011. CBI has laid down 7 guidelines for the examination including instruction to MPSC for CCTV coverage during the Main Examination covering the entire Examination rooms/centres, Strong rooms where the Questions papers or answer scripts are kept, during evaluation of answer scripts by the examiners, scrutiny of the answer scripts, codification and interview etc..and for proper preservation of the CCTV footages.