Daily News Digest – Imphal Free Press – 29 September 2011

Source: www.ifp.co.in


fffEconomic blockade supporters checking a van at Thamnapokpi Chandel.

CNPO to “intensify blockade” along Imphal-Moreh road from today

IMPHAL, September 28: With several hundreds of Naga villagers concentrating at Thamnapokpi village, the economic blockade along the Imphal-Moreh highway under the banner of the United Naga Council against the demand for a separate Sadar Hills district will be intensified from September 29…..

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Transporters lift general strike with govt assurance for heavy security

IMPHAL, Sept 28: The indefinite Imphal-Moreh road general strike imposed since September 24 evening by the All Manipur Transporters’, Drivers’ and Motor Workers’ Union to mark their protest against the recent incident of damaging several vehicles and injuring of one Tata Sumo driver by economic blockade supporters at Thamnapokpi village on September 23 has been lifted from this evening at 6pm following an official assurance from the state DGP Y…..

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MPP Youth Front wants Governor Gurbachan to quit

IMPHAL, September 28: Perturbed by the volatile situation of the state, the MPP Youth Front has today demanded the Governor of Manipur Gurbachan Jagat to quit from his office for failing to act in the interest of the people of the state…..

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Missing body of three year old found

IMPHAL, September 28: A day after the dead bodies of a mother and her one year old daughter were fished out from the Iril River at Keirao Bitra, the dead body of the woman’s three year old daughter who also went missing since yesterday was found about six kms farther downstream of Iril River at Urup Makha Leikai this morning at around 11:30 am…..

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Police to monitor unauthorised garbage dumping at roadsides and road corners

IMPHAL, September 28: The cleanliness drive jointly taken up by the Imphal East police, Imphal Municipal Council (IMC), local clubs, NGOs and general public, under the motto “Keep Imphal East district clean” since September 25, has been intensified in the district…..

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Jiribam general strike remains peaceful

IMPHAL September 28: Demanding a full fledged district status for Jiribam, the 60 hours general strike called by the Jiribam District demand committee at present still continues without reports of any untoward incidents…..

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All sections of society must join fight against HIV/AIDS: Hemochandra

IMPHAL, September 28: A one-day constituency level convention on HIV & AIDS was organized by Manipur Legislators’ Forum on HIV & AIDS (MLFA) today at Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai under Thongju assembly constituency…..

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Agitators should refrain from inflicting hardship to others: NIPCO VC

IMPHAL September 28: Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) in collaboration with National Identity Protection Committee (NIPCO) has today observed the 11th Manipur Integrity and Solidarity Day Observance at the Lamyanba Shanglen located at Palace compound…..

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Govt. to conduct mobile sale of essential commodities today

IMPHAL, Sept 28: The Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, (CAF&PD) Manipur is going to conduct open mobile sale for some essential commodities at subsidized rate tomorrow in different places of Imphal…..

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State grants payment of arrears of pension

IMPHAL, Sept 28: The state government has recently granted payment of arrears of pension / family pension in respect of those government employees who retired or expired prior to October 1, 2009 for six months from October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 in two equal installments…..

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“All communities of Moreh need to exist in harmony”

From Moreh Correspondent
MOREH September 28: The 22nd raising day of Hmar Youth Association was held at RPC campus, Sunrise ground at Gamnom Veng, Moreh today…..

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‘Social worker becoming title for aspirant candidates of election’

IMPHAL, Sept 28: “The word ‘social worker’ has been misused by some vested individuals to their own favour, branding social worker to aspiring candidates aiming to contest election is unfortunate” said former militant leader MI Khan, who has now turned to active politics…..

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Brief News

Irawat statue

IMPHAL Sept 28 : A statue of Hijam Irawat will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar on October 1 at the Irawat Sarni Kalyani Crossing.

The function will also be attended by CPI (M), state secretariat member Sotinkumar and state secretary  Sarat Salam among other officials.

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Result out

IMPHAL, Sept 28: The result of BA/BSc/BCom (Honours/General) 2nd Year conducted by Manipur University has been declared today. The result can be obtained from the websitehttp://manipuruniv.ac.in/ or from the office of IFP.

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Manipur

IMPHAL, Sept 28: AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the state in October to strengthen the movement for National Students’ Union of India (NSUI). This was stated by NSUI Northeast in-charge, Roy while launching mass enrolment of NSUI membership drive at Congress Bhavan today. The launching programme was also attended by MPCC president Gaikhangam and MP T Meinya.

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RPF salutes Hijam Irabot

IMPHAL, Sept 28: The proscribed RPF has shown its revolutionary salute to Hijam Irabot who had worked dedicatedly for the cause of farmers and other downtrodden people of the society.

A statement issued by publicity secretary T Leishemba mentioned that Hijam Irabot should act as ‘beacon light’ for the revolutionary movement in the state. He had worked to uplift the Manipuri society in every aspect of development.

It further mentioned that the colonialists have never done any good for the people of Manipur. The people have been harassed and tortured by the colonial forces of India. The dreams and aspirations of Hijam Irabot have been suppressed by the Indian government.

The RPF appealed to the people to stand united and work with dedicatedly to fulfill the dreams of Hijam Irabot.

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KCP arrested

IMPHAL, September 28: A team of the cdo/Imphal east arrested one KCP cadre identified as Sanjam Ibomcha Singh, 34, s/o (L) S Tomi Singh of Kongpal Kongkham Leikai from his own locality, stated a SP Imphal east press release. On verification, he disclosed that he is an active member of the KCP and he was involved in activities like recruitment of cadres for the part, it added.

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Awareness campaign

IMPHAL September 28: The Kishan Development Association, which has its registered office at Sadar Hills in Senapati district, in collaboration with the Environment and Ecology wing, government of Manipur had organized a two days awareness campaign on the theme “Biodiversity Conservation” at Sadu Koireng Village, Saikul in Senapati district, said a press release issued today by the general secretary of the association.

The release added that the awareness campaign that was started from September 20 was held as a part of the National Environment Awareness campaign. During the said campaign public discussion was also held on mitigation and prevention of environmental issues, the release further added.

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Janata party

IMPHAL, September 28: The Manipur State Janata Party in a press release has stated that a central parliamentary board meeting held at New Delhi on September 16 has approved and appointed Manorama Devi as vice president, Kh Ibocha Meetei as vice president, M Manikanta Singh as general secretary and Y Binarani Devi as treasurer of the Manipur State Janata Party.

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Matam Ishei numit

IMPHAL September 28:  Apunba Manipur Matam Ishei Kanglup (AMMIK) will organize a function titled “Matam Ishei Numit” on September 30 at JN Academy . The awards for the “Best of AMMIK” will also be distributed at the said function, a release states.

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Request for revocation of transfer

IMPHAL, September 28: The Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai has requested the revenue minister to revoke the transfer order of T Manihar Singh, SDO/BDO, Saikul in the interest of the public through a representation.

The Inpi has stated that T Manihar was recently posted as SDO/BDO Saikul and has been discharging his duties sincerely and regularly and has managed to maintain a very good relationship with the local people.

However, he added that an order transfer has been issued for transfer of T Manihar from Saikul and as such the Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai has urged the revenue minister to revoke the transfer order of T Manihar Singh, SDO/BDO, Saikul in the interest of the public.

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Tribal forum formed

IMPHAL, Sept 28: A tribal forum was formed today under the initiative of Thangmeiband Kendra Development Organization (TAKDO).

The forum formation function held at Majorkhul Community Hall was attended by Aphuna Gangmei, ex-executive engineer, Kh Joykishan, president TAKDO, Phenrijin Panmei, chairman Tarung V/A, Kamei Alulaona, Daiganglung Gangmei, Poujen Riamei, Meiri Gangemei, RT Yangreng, Akompu Phaomei, Chungjanglung Phaomei, Kapudai Kamei and Gaijenlung Palmei as the chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.

The convenors for the newly formed forum are Aningthui Riamei, Ginshang Pamei, Raimei Akhon, Bongsong Koireng, Ngaithingla Ningshem, Kasangai Kamei, Khamba Golmei, Adimei Riamei, K Samuel, James, Khangthai and Philip.

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Training on adventure tourism held at Ukhrul

IMPHAL, Sept 28: A four-day adventure tourism awareness training Programme was inaugurated today on at Ifad Guest House at Sirui in Ukhrul district.

K. Kabid, Superintendant of Police Ukhrul, Dr. L. Surjit Singh-President MMTA and H. Radha Krishna Sharma-Managing Director-Seven Sisters Holiday were the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.

All together 30 campers including 10 girls and 8 Officials are participating in the training programme. Three resource persons will deliver lecture on various topics on tourism developments aspects. This training Programme aims to create awareness about potentials of adventure & eco-tourism in the district. The said programme is sponsored by the Regional Director- Indiatourism NE, Guwahati, Ministry of Tourism Govt. of India.

K. Kabid highlighted the potentials and importance of Tourism, particularly in Sirui and adjoining villages and convey death future of Ukhrul lies in tourism if proper training of human resources and potential of natural resources is given utmost importance.

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Prayer for end to blockade

IMPHAL September 28: The Manipur Peace Foundation in a release stated that the public should pray with open hearts for conclusion of the economic blockade.

It appeals to the state government to solve the problem amicably and also urges the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee and United Naga Council leaders to stop the ongoing economic blockade and to seek an alternative democratic agitation. It further stated that the general public should acknowledge that the economic blockade is out of the Law of God and causes danger to the right to life and undesirable under the article number 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.

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IMPHAL September 28: On the topic “Is economic blockade the only means to achieve one’s demand”, the Royal Academy of Law, Oinam is going to organize the second state level debating competition in culmination with the 115th birth anniversary of Hijam Irawat which falls on September 30.

UCM president Y Dilipkumar and president of Bishnupur District Bar Kh Kanan Singh will attend as the chief guest and president of the function respectively.

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March past competition

IMPHAL September 28:  In following the tradition of the All India Students’ Federation (AISF) conducting march past competitions since 1980, the state chapter will organize a competition on September 30 in culmination with the birth anniversary of Hijam Irawat.

A release by the federation states that the competeting contingents should assemble at the Johnstone Higher Secondary School by midday.

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Godess program

IMPHAL September 28: Under the aegis of State Kala Academy, Nongpok Ningthou Cultual Academy will organize a one day Goddess Devi Dhumen program at Khwairamband Mandiop, Itham Nungoi on October 5.

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