Chidambaram appeals for withdrawing of Manipur blockade – Hindustan Times

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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, September 30, 2011
First Published: 18:52 IST(30/9/2011)
The Centre on Friday appealed to the agitating groups to withdraw the economic blockade of two national highways passing through Manipur, saying their demands were being looked into by the government. Home minister P Chidambaram said Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh has constituted adistrict reorganisation commission to look into the demands of the agitating groups.”The chief minister has requested them to be patient till the report of the commission comes. My appeal to both the groups is to wait for the report to come and withdraw the blockade,” he told a press conference.The Sadar Hills District Demand Committee launched the economic blockade on Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati NH 53 and the Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar NH 39 since August 1 demanding conversion of the Kuki-majority Sadar hills area in Naga-majority Senapati district into a full-fledged district.On the other hand, United Naga Committee, opposing the Kukis’ demand for granting district status to Sadar Hills, launched a counter-economic blockade on the same two national highways on August 21.

Asked about reports which suggested that market prices of most commodities had soared in Manipur to an extent that petrol was being sold in black markets at Rs 120 a litre, the home minister admitted that “prices have pushed up” but said the government has taken steps to bring essential commodities in convoys of trucks and was bringing 1000-1100 trucks to Manipur every week.

“These are sensitive issues which have to be resolved at local level. The chief minister is taking steps… In the northeast even creation of a district becomes sensitive…,” he said.

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Hectic lobbying for ticket on, destination Delhi 2012 polls
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 An aerial view of the AICC office

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Daily News Digest – Imphal Free Press – 30 September 2011




People lining up at one of the ten mobile sale of essential commodities at subsidized rates inaugurated to accomodate economic blockade woes.

Imphal-Moreh road opens up to transporters under heavy security cover

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Mobile sale of essential commodities inaugurated to facilitate blockade woes

IMPHAL, September 29: M Yaiskul Meitei, director consumer affairs food/public distribution today launched the open mobile sale of essential commodities including potatoes and various kinds of pulses at subsidized rates at the CAF/PD Sangaiporou godown…..

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Bio-diversity meet to look for ways to contribute in fight against climate change

IMPHAL September 29: A two days national workshop under the title “Impact of Climate change on Biodiversity Management in North-Eastern India with Particular Reference to Manipur” was inaugurated today at Hotel Classic…..

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Daily News Digest – The Sangai Express – 30 September 2011

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Hectic lobbying for ticket on, destination Delhi 2012 polls : Many swarm AICC office

IMPHAL, Sep 29 : With elections to the next Mani-pur Legislative Assembly fast approaching and when aspiring candidates have started engaging them-selves in   intensive social activities within their res-pective constituencies, lo- bbying for Congress tickets have attained a high pitch and it has reached Delhi.

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Consent mooted prior to projects

IMPHAL, Sep 29: To review the trend of introdu-cing policies and projects for mega dams construction in Manipur and to work out strategies based on the experiences of communities and people affected by such development process, a day-long consultation programme was organised by Citizens’ Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD) at Manipur Press Club here today.

The first session of the consultation saw representatives of variou …..

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UNC renews reject call

IMPHAL, Sep 29 : Reiterating its anti-ADC elec- tion, the United Naga Council has urged the Naga Tribe Hohos, District/Regional organisa- tions, Naga frontal organisations and all the Naga people to ensure that the rejected ADC election stands rejected.

In a statement, UNC has also urged the ADC members, irrespective of party affiliation to vacate their seats to strengthen the alternative arrangement call.

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