IMPHAL, Dec 16: With Chief Secretary RR Rashmi in the chair, an inter-departmental meeting was held today and the meeting discussed about improving things at National Sports Academy located within Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.

IMPHAL, Dec 16: A joint team of AMUCO, UCM and CCSK reached New Delhi today. The 8-member team would call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, AICC president Rahul Gan-dhi, BJP president Amit Shah and other central leaders and apprise them about Manipuri people’s standpoint with regard to any solution worked out between New Delhi and NSCN-IM.

Bishnupur: Winner of the recently held, All India Painting Competition at Noida, Yumkhaibam Samir Singh was felicitated today at community hall, Moirang, Kokilbon Leikai, Bishnupur district.

Bishnupur: Moirang Block Congress Committee observed a two minute silence and expressed condolence over the demised of its former leader Oinam Mani Singh.
Oinam Mani Singh was a resident of Sunushiphai under Phubala Gram Panchayat. He joined the Congress party in 1952 and was an active member/leader of the party.
Ex-MLA M Prithviraj Singh, president Moirang Block Congress Committee, Md Saukat Ali, secretary M Sarat Singh and many other party members visited the bereaved family and expressed their condolences.
Oinam Mani Singh was 94 years old.

District level quiz

Bishnupur: A district level open quiz competition for students of class VIII to XII was held at the conference hall of DC complex, Mini Secretariat, Bishnupur today.

Chandel: The total bandh called by the Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO) in collaboration with NWUC and NSUC, demanding withdrawal of commando deployed and stationed at Chandel district, has been suspended with effect from the midnight of December 16 and 17, conveyed a press release issued by president of the organisation.

IMPHAL, Dec 16 : Bamon Leikai Youth Club, Yairipok today appealed to all concerned that the imposed restriction/ban on Mela will be relaxed in Yairipok. The club is planning “Ningtham Kumhei”, a Mela, for the celebration of silver jubilee of the club is near said a press release issued by the general secretary, BYCY.

IMPHAL, Dec 16 : Chairman of Gangluan village authority has urged the authority concerned to complete the ongoing construction of MI Dam at Luwanglong Khullen (Gangluan), Khoupum Sub Division.
He further stated that the ongoing minor irrigation dam benefited about 10 Ha of paddy field of the village and would provide more benefit if the construction is completed at the earliest.

TAMENGLONG, Dec 16 :The Village Chief Association Tamenglong and Noney have expressed the desire to conduct the village authority election after the month of December, ie, after the end of Christmas.
A press release of Tamenglong Village Chiefs’ Association stated that the DC, Noney had issued an order on November 18, to conduct the election in the month of December.
The association has appealed the authority concerned to reschedule the election for February or March and added that the DC, Tamenglong and Noney has also been informed regarding the matter. It further stated that the association would not cooperate with the Govt, if the election is not postponed.

Imphal, Dec 16: BJP Manipur State Unit condoled the death of Laiphrakpam Ashokumar who passed away this afternoon.
Party workers hold a two-minute silence and lowered the BJP’s flag to half-staff to mark the condolence, a statement said. A resident of Brahmapur Bheigyabati Leikai, late Laiphrakpam Ashokumar was a former general secretary of the BJP Manipur State Unit.
He had contested election twice from the Hiyanglam asssembly constituency.
He was also the executive editor of the monthly journal Thambal Leinam, the statement mentioned.

Imphal, Dec 16: The Group HQ Imphal NCC, Manipur organised a rally on road safety awareness today in which 499 of its cadets and staff participated.
NCC Group Imphal has been participating in various schemes for the benefit of the society, including those on road safety, cleanliness campaign, drugs and AIDS, anti-malaria drives, women empowerment, adult literacy, blood donation camps and others.
Continuing its contribution towards social causes in the State, the cadets and staff carried out the rally on road safety awareness on the occasion of Victory Day. After the rally, the cadets were also given a lecture on various road safety rules and regulations.

Imphal, Dec 16: Kakching Police searched a general store in Sora and arrested one drug seller identified as Md Ali-muddin, 60 s/o late Md Nizamuddin of Sora Maning Leikai. The police recovered 120 WY tablets from him.
In a separate case, a team of Narcotic Affairs of Border PS searched an inter-state bus (MN-01-2145) in front of a hotel in Sekmai after a tip-off. During the search, the police caught Md Nazir Hussain, 30, s/o Md Hamidulah of Sora Maning Leikai, Irengband who was travelling to Guwahati with 6000 WY tablets.
Police said they also found other incriminating articles from Nazir Hussain’s possession and added that the recovered tablets are worth Rs Six Lakh in the local market.