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Financial literacy campaign

Imphal, June 01 2009: A campaign on utilizing money in proper way was conducted at Sheema Theatre, Thoubal Bazar today as a part of ongoing awareness campaign of the National Alliance for Financial Literacy (NEFA) in collaboration with Bank Project, RDO, Lamshang with the assistance from the City Bank Centre.

The occasion was graced by chairperson of the Thoubal Municipal Council, Athokpam Ongbi Manjuri as chief guest, programme officer of the Loyalam Bank Project, RDO, Lamshang,, Longjam Sudhirchand and operational officer of the UBI Thoubal Branch RK Sanajaoba attended as guest of honour.

Project coordinator of the Loyalam Bank Project, Hemam Ringo and assistant manager, NABART, L Naocha spoke as resource persons of the campaign.

Chief guest, Manjuri said, the campaign is mean for the welfare of the people.

As women are taking main role in the family maintenance, they should keep the habit of collecting and depositing the left out money.

They should also help family by engaging in handlo…

Give us districts, then build Tipaimukh dam: Hmar rebels

Source: Lalmalsawm Sungte *

Imphal, June 01 2009: The Hmar National Army (HNA) which claimed to represent the Hmar community has said it will support the Government of India in implementing the controversial Tipaimukh Dam project on the confluence of Tuiruong and Tuivai rivers in Manipur only if their demands are met by the Centre and implementing agencies, among them creation of separate districts for the Hmar people in all northeast States where the community predominantly reside.

"The HNA", it said "is willing to employ all means under its disposal to help in implementing the project and at the same time expect the Government of India to meet" their terms and condtitions.

In a memorandum (a copy of which is available with Inpui-news&info) submitted to the President of India, Ms Pratibha Patil, on February 7, 2009, the group said that they would not oppose the construction of Tipaimukh dam if the Union government agrees to craved out separate districts for the H…

Senapati DC visits schools mid-day meals

From John Basho Pou  
SENAPATI, June 1:To regularize the mid-day meal in the Government schools, better school management and for successful implementation of the scheme unlike in the past years, Nidhi keswerwani, D.C Senapati gave surprise visit to some schools today to know the ground reality in the implementation of the scheme. She was accompanied by district school authorities and media persons on her visit to Taphou Nepali, Taphou Naga, Katomai, Karong and Tungam village in Tadubi Block. 
Some of the major findings during the visit are irregularity of fund flow for the scheme, inadequate of school text books, furniture, utensils and teaching staff. 
The school staffs candidly told the visiting officials that they have not received any fund for the mid-day meal for the current year. And the meal has been served today for the first time this year as there is not fund released by the state government. However, some schools could still manage to provide m…

NGOs, students bodies to be evicted from campus of educational institutes

Imphal, Jun 1: An emergency meeting of the state Cabinet held this evening chaired by chief minister O Ibobi Singh at his official bungalow has approved the eviction of all offices of NGOs and students organisations from inside the campus of government offices and government run educational institutions in the state.
A source quoting a senior Cabinet minister said the decision for vacating the offices of the NGOs and students organisations was taken by the state Cabinet in its meeting held this evening at 4 pm as a part of toning up the law and order in the state to prevent any untoward incidents inside government offices and government run educational institutions.
The official source further mentioned that the NGOs and students organisations, mainly those not registered and recognised by the state government, would be given 15 days prior notice to vacate their respective offices. Failure to comply with the notice would invite action from the state authorities, for which the state DG…