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Moreh Roundup: 1.750 kg opium, 13 kg opium seed seized


1.750 kg opium, 13 kg opium seed seized

14th July 2022: A joint team of Machi PS and 21 AR personnel seized 13.0 kg of suspected Opium seed and 1.750 kg of suspected opium from the house of Letkhosei Haokip, 40, s/o Late Thonggin Haokip in SL Zougam village near Khoibu village on Shangshak road, police said.

Letkhosei Haokip was originally from Mongbung vill near Sangaikot village in Ccpur district. He has been staying in the house temporarily for the last two years, police added.

The Machi PS team was led by OC Insp S. Ibotombi Singh and ASI K Deepak Singh.

The team also recovered one iron weighing machine and one brand new Maruti Celerio car white colour purchased on loan in June 2022.

However, Letkhosei Haokip fled the spot leaving his car in front of his house when the combined team asked him to stop. He managed to escape from the Bongmol village side on Shangshak road despite the chase, said the police. A case has been registered at Machi PS, they added.

One held with 14.824 kg WY tablets worth about Rs 3 crore

14th July 2022: A combine team of Tengnoupal Police Station and 20 AR Tengnoupal personnel seized 13 bundles of suspected WY tablets, weighing 14.824 kg worth about Rs.2,96,48,000/- in Intl market, near TPL police check post on 14.07.2022 at 7:00 p.m., police said. One identified as Momon Doungel 27 yrs s/o Late Letgin Doungel of Tuibong Dist Hqtrs, Part II was arrested.

One white colour Mahindra SUV with Registration No. DL12CA 2729, one Mobile handset and one Aadhar card of the driver/arrested person were recovered, police said. A case was registered at Tengnoupal police station, they added.


Top 10 HSLC/HSSLC Exam-2022 students of Moreh Block feted

15th July 22:  Kuki Students Organization (KSO) Moreh Block felicitated top 10 HSLC/HSSLC Exam-2022 students of Moreh Block at Hill Tribal Council (HTC) Conference Hall Moreh Ward No. 8. They were given a memento and certificates for their good performance in the examinations.

Leishangthem Leishembi Chanu D/O Leishangthem Inaocha Meitei of Moreh Bazar Tali Road Ward No. 6 a student St.George High School Moreh who secure 88 per cent emerged topper of entire Tengnoupal District in the High School Leaving Certificate Exam -2022.

The other students who were felicitated are Mawiremruati Hmar(85.83%) (St George High School), Nengnunhoi Kipgen-85.6%( Govt. High School), Soilalgou Haokip-83.5%(SGHS), Letminthang Haokip-83.5%(SGHS), Alina Lhingneimoi Haokip-82.5%(SGHS), Lalcross Engmawii-82%(SGHS), Chingtham lembi Devi-79.8%(Eastern Shine School), Lhingneiting Haokip-79.5% ( Bethsaida Academy), Seleibam Devika Devi-79.3%(Eastern Shine school) and Regina lhingneikim Baite-79.16%(Eklavya model residential school).

Felicitation Programme cum Blessing Player was attended by Zeo Tengnoupal District Sokholun Baite, HTC president- Limthang Touthang, St. George H/S Principal Rev. Father Joseph Dale, Headmaster Eastern Shine School K. Shyamo Singh, Bethal H/S principal Anthony Mate Netaji H/S principal Bala, Laizon Turf ground proprietor Seiboi Haokip, TK L Minlal MicroFinance proprietor Onminlal and Pastor Ngamhao as presidium members.

Student & Guardians of Toppers were also present in the Felicitation Programme


One nabbed with brown sugar worth Rs 6.39 crore during routine frisking

17th July 2022: A team of Tengnoupal Police Station seized 73 Soap Cases of Brown Sugar weighing 3.189kgs during routine frisking and checking of vehicles at its checkpoint and arrested one.

According to the police, the team under the Supervision of SP Tengnoupal Golianmang IPS were conducting daily routine frisking and checking.  At around 4.00 pm, a Maruti Suzuki Ertiga bearing Registration No. UP 15DQ 0457 came at the check post. While checking the vehicle, 73 soap cases of brown sugar were found kept concealed inside the car.

The seized brown sugar might be worth more than Rs 6.39 crore in the international market, police said.

One Khaijang Baite of Moreh Ward No.1 Zalenphai Village was arrested at the spot.  The car used in carrying the drug was also impounded. A case has been also registered at Tengnoupal Police Station under NDPS Act 1985, police added.


5th Assam Rifles holds free medical camp

17th July 2022: 5th Assam Rifles Moreh organised a free medical camp at Kulla & Ibellei Girls Children Home in Moreh Heinoumakhong Leikai Ward No. 7 in Tengnoupal District on 17/07/22.

During the medical camp that began around 1 pm, senior doctors of Assam Rifles conducted free health check-ups and tests. They also distributed medicines free of cost. The doctors also shared healthy habits to protect from diseases and ways to remain healthy.

At least 20 girls within the age group of 8 to 15 years were benefited in the camp.

Staff of Kulla & Ibellei Girls Children Home Moreh lauded the 5th Battalion Assam Rifles, senior AR doctors, nurses and supporting staff  for holding the camp.


AMSU conducts awareness drive against single-use plastic

18th July 2022: AMSU Tengnoupal District Committee conducted a drive in Moreh Town to spread awareness among shop-owners about a ban on single-use plastic items. The awareness drive was held under the supervision of AMSU Tengnoupal District Committee’s General Secretary Kartick.

The awareness drive followed Manipur Plastic Policy-2022 which came into effect from July 1. As per the policy, plastic items earbuds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene for decoration, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays, wrapping or packaging films around sweet boxes, invitation cards and cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners were banned in Manipur.

During the drive, AMSU volunteers informed shopkeepers about banned items and warned that if any shop found dealing in such items, they will attract penalties under the new policy, said AMSU Tengnoupal District Committee Finance Secretary Thangjam Suresh Singh


Vegetable prices soar in Moreh

19th July 2022: Prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed in India-Myanmar border town Moreh in Tengnoupal District adversely affecting low-income workers and daily wagers while running their families. Retail price of tomatoes has jumped to Rs 90 per kilogram from Rs 60 some days back while cauliflowers and beans which used to be available at Rs 85/90 are selling at Rs 120/130.

Women vendors in Community Variety Market Shed attributed the rise in price to increasing fuel prices and restriction on border trade following the death of two Indians in Tamu. Most of the vegetables are supplied either from Imphal or Myanmar. Vegetables from Myanmar got costlier as they reached market passing through various middlemen owning to existing situation caused by murder of Tamils in Myanmar, they said.

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