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Poll process for Outer Manipur seat set rolling

IMPHAL, Mar 28: The independent candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Valley Rose Hungyo today filed her nomination for fighting the Outer Manipur seat, while seeking the votes of the people of Manipur and promising to fulfill their expectations.Speaking to media persons, Valley Rose maintained that successive governments had failed miserably to govern on all fronts during the last few decades and had not safeguarded the lives and properties of the citizens. The social fabric had been fragmented to pieces and the seeds of hatred sown deeply among different groups of people, she said. The weak and the poor have been discriminated and further marginalised with the gap between the rich and the poor widening, she said adding that the land has been ruled by lawlessness and rights violation is the least concern for any group perpetrating it.She further promised that if she gets elected with the love and support of the people she would work for the repeal of the Armed Forces Specia…

DESAM hauls up school teachers for immorality

IMPHAL, Mar 29: Many agitations and protests have been held to bring quality education but where is that quality education gone, asked education secretary of the DESAM, Arambam Thoithoi at a press conference held at its head office at Keishampat today.He further said that on March 4 at around 5 pm an unbelievable and cowardly act was carried out by two teachers named Meisnam Binoy Singh, vice principal, 40 years, son of late M Biramangol and another assistant teacher named Thokchom Romen Singh, son of Th Raghumani Singh, 40 years, at the hostel of Budhachanddra Academy, Kongba Laishram Leikai.On that particular day the warden went for a wedding ceremony and both the teachers forced the students, specially the girl students, to take alcohol and M Binoy tried to molest the students.When the DESAM came to know of this incident it took certain strong decisions which include that M Binoy, who is the vice principal, cannot take charge in the Budhachandra Academy and also cannot work in oth…

Th Chaoba replaces Prof. N Mohendro as MPP’s Inner candidate

IMPHAL, Mar 29: After the recent announcement of the Manipur People’s Party (MPP) candidate for the Inner Manipur constituency for the upcoming 15th Lok Sabha elections, the party has today changed its candidate and announced another candidate in place of the previous one.The candidate for the Inner seat announced earlier by the party was Prof. N Mohendro and the newly announced candidate is Th Chaoba, ex-Union minister. Regarding the change of candidate, MLA O Joy stated today that the decision was taken after the party held a meeting and the decision was approved by the working committee.He further said that with the new candidate contesting the Bishnupur area would be a vote bank of the MPP. He also added that the matter of the present law and order situation in the state and territorial integrity would be taken up strongly as issues in this election.Meanwhile, a meeting of the JD(U) held today at the residence of RK Dorendro, former chief minister at Moirangkhom, announced that th…

345 people from 8 villages flee to Tousem sub-division in Tamenglong

TAMENGLONG, Mar 29: As many as 345 Zeliangrong people from eight villages of Haflong force fled and are camping as refugees at Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong district of Manipur. The incident took place after the recent violence in Haflong areas of North Cachar Hill district in Assam in which five persons were killed and another three persons were injured by armed cadres of DHD (Jewel) faction few days back.Out of 345 Zeliangrongs who are taking shelter at Tousem sub-division as many as 220 people are sheltered at Mandeu village, 55 at Tousem headquarters, 50 at Njunkuak village and 20 more at Zenning village. They are staying at their relatives, a source said.Many Zeliangrong organizations, communities, NGOs and relatives have condemned the incident. Among the Zeliangrong organizations, the Zeliangrong Students Union Manipur (ZSUM), Zeliangrong Students Union Tamenglong District (ZSUTD), Zeliangrong Students Union Tousem Area (ZSUTA), Zeliangrong Pui Baudi and Zeliangrong Baudi Ta…