Cabinet nods to extend financial aid to victims of Noney road mishap 4 lakhs each to nine killed in mishap of Dec 21, 2022

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Cabinet nods to extend financial aid to victims of Noney road mishap 4 lakhs each to nine killed in mishap of Dec 21, 2022|By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jan 25 : The Cabinet has agreed to extend monetary assistance to the victims of the Noney road tragedy of December 21, 2022 where nine persons including seven students of Thambalnu Higher Secondary School were killed.The resolution was taken during a Cabinet meeting held at the office of Chief Minister N Biren Singh today.The meeting was presided by the Chief Minister.Conveying the resolutions taken during the meeting to the media at his office at Manipur Secretariat North Block today, Health Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan said that the Cabinet has decided to give Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in the accident.The Cabinet also agreed to provide some sort of compensation to those injured based on the seriousness and degree of the injuries, he conveyed.In the bus accident, at least nine persons including seven students were killed while 38 others were injured.He said that the money will be provided by the Relief and Disaster Management Department.Saying that they also held a discussion on the address to be given by Governor La Ganesan ahead of the third session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, Dr Ranjan maintained that the Cabinet also approved holding direct recruitment to hire a legal officer each (regular post) for seven departments viz Labour Employment Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, PHED, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Services, Home, Trade Commerce and Industries, Law and PWD.Further stating that the Cabinet has agreed to bifurcate 90 posts from the Prosecution Department of Imphal West, Dr Ranjan maintained that the posts include Additional SP (2), Inspector (2), SI (19), ASI (33) and Constable (34).Saying that a recruitment examination to hire 31 staff of the Tele Mental Health Assistance & Networking Across State of RIMS will be conducted, the Health Minister continued that the Cabinet further resolved to create a faculty post for Churachandpur Medical College and recruit one staff of Effluent Treatment Plant, JNIMS.The Cabinet has also decided to upgrade Luwang- sangbam PHSC to PHC, establish UPHC Sagolband and recruit the required staff, convert UHC Singjamei to UPHC, upgrade PHSC Iroisemba to Health and Wellness Centre and upgrade Jessami and Tamei PHCs to CHC, he added.He said that they have also resolved to appoint Tongbram Robindro as CE of Health and Family Welfare (Engineering Cell).Maintaining that the meeting also agreed to lease out State's land to PSUs, Government departments and private establishments for industry and public utility related services, Dr Ranjan stated that the rent fee will be fixed at Rs 10,000 per month for every acre of land in rural and 50,000 in urban areas or 10 per cent of the market value of the land whichever is higher.The meeting also agreed to recruit staff for Eklavya Model Residential School at Kamong and Churachandpur.Several unlisted agenda were also discussed during the meeting and one of them is on overlapping of villages/districts.The Cabinet decided to create two posts (Technical Assistant) of Central Sterilization Services of JNIMS.
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Ningol Chakkouba celebrated widely

Ningol Chakkouba celebrated widely|By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Oct 28: Indigenous Minority Socio Cultural Organisation, Manipur (IMSCOM) president, Momsokam Bapui has asserted that women play a big role in fostering the bonds of love and affection between the hill and valley brethren.He was speaking at the Ching-Tam Ningol Chakkouba celebration held yesterday at Khunthokhanbi Shanglen located in Thangmeiband.The celebration was jointly organised by the Indigenous Minority Socio Cultural Organisation, Manipur (IMSCOM), Indigenous Minority Organisation Manipur (IMOM), United Peoples' Front (UPF) Manipur, Haomee Research Guild Manipur (HRGM), National Identity Protection Council (NIPCO), Manipur Peace and Integrity (MAPI) Council and saw women from different communities coming together to share a meal and being presented with simple gifts.Speaking on the occasion, Momsokam Bapui stated that Ningol Chakkouba is not a festival based on religion. It is a wholesome and inclusive celebration wherein people from different religious backgrounds are welcome to partake in the festivities.Divisive forces often bring about tension among the various communities in the State and in this regard, women can play a big role in bringing these communities together, he opined.He also called for an end to the trend of extravagant gift-giving on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba.Let's instead put emphasis on sharing a meal with your loved ones and lifting the spirit of the festival for a long time to come, he said.Addressing the gathering, N Rupachandra, president, United People's Front shared that Ching-Tam Ningol Chakkouba was celebrated for the first time at 'Sana Konung' and other places jointly organised by UPF and IMSOM. Since then, the six aforementioned organisations have conducted this celebration for the 3rd time.He expressed joy upon seeing the women from hill and valley areas celebrating the festival of Ningol Chakkouba together and remarked that the bonds of love between the hill and valley brethren has become stronger.He also shared that many local organisations had extended their help in making the Ching Tam Ningol Chakkouba celebration a success.Further, he shared that a cultural exchange program will be held in Ukhrul district on November 16 and 17 organised by Tangkhul Naga Hunaochung and urged valley based organisations and people to attend the same.Dignitaries present at the event include Robin Shinglai, chairman, HRGM; ; Rengenson Thanga, president, IMOM; Birendra Chingkham, vice-president, NIPCO and KC Romeo, president MAPI Council as the presidium members.The Manipuri diaspora of also celebrated Ningol Chakkouba festival in Canada.The celebration was held at the residence of Dr Amuchou who is a Paediatrician located at Calgary.Around 50 Manipuri women attended the celebration adorning Manipuri traditional attire.Ningthoujam Sagei Ningol Chak-Kouba Piba Shinglup, Pangaltabi, Korsantabi, Mangjing and Wapokpi jointly celebrated Ningol Chakkouba festival at Pangantabi Makha Leikai Community Hall in Sugnu Assembly Constituency.As part of the event, Ningthoujam Nirmala Devi, who secured 125 rank in NEET 2022 was felicitated.Nirmala Devi is the daughter of Ningthoujam Thoiba and Ningthoujam Ongbi Bimoshakhi Devi from Pangantabi Makhai Leikai.Pangaltabi Gram Panchayat Pardhan, Ningthoujam Ongbi Indibala Devi also took part in the event.Moreover, Kangvai Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) also celebrated Ningol Chakkouba festival with girl students of Assam Rifles Centre of Educational Excellence, Kangvai, Churachandpur District on October 27.A release issued by PRO of IGAR(S) informed that the event was an initiative to acknowledge the efforts of local youths in fostering peace and unity between all communities in the State along with the security forces.During the event, local girl students were invited to the Assam Rifles Centre of Educational Excellence, Kangvai and presented sweets and refreshments.In return, the students blessed their brothers of Kangvai Battalion for their prosperous life.A total of 30 girls students of Assam Rifles Centre of Educational Excellence, Kangvai attended the function and honoured the invitation extended by the battalion.

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STDCM takes ST tag demand to H Dingo

STDCM takes ST tag demand to H Dingo|By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Oct 22: Conti-nuing its movement to enlist Meetei/Meitei in the Sche-duled Tribe (ST) list of the Indian Constitution, volun-teers of Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) and several other organisations registered a protest at the quarters of Social Welfare Minister Heikham Dingo at Konung Mamang today.Earlier, STDCM had also stormed the residences of MAHUD Minister Y Khem-chand and CAF&PD Min- ister L Susindro as part of its movement to grant ST tag to the ethnic group.The STDCM has been urging the State Government to send the ethnography and socio-economic reports of Meetei/Meitei to the Centre at the earliest.The demonstration also witnessed the participation of some active organisations of Manipur including HERICON, DESAM, WMC, WASDEV, IKAL, SKL, BMC, LSTKL, TIPS, AMGSA.Later, Dingo accepted the memorandum brought by STDCM and other organisations.Speaking to media persons, H Dingo said that the Government doesn't have anything to say regarding the movement as of yet, but will see into the matter if the demand is legitimate.Representing the protesters, convenor of STDCM youth wing, Nameirakpam Edison said that the committee has been carrying out a series of protests for over a decade to grant ST tag to the Meetei/Meitei so as to secure the future of the ethnic group. Saying that they will submit a memorandum to other Ministers and MLAs too, Edison maintained that the Meetei/Meitei will disappear if some sort of Constitutional safeguard is not granted to them as soon as possible. Notably, STDCM has been staging sit-in protests in different parts of the State by reaching out to local clubs and women organisations after resuming its movement on August 26 last.

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