Daily News Digest – Imphal Free Press – 30 September 2011

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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

IMPHAL, September 29: A heavy security team comprising of Thoubal district commandos, IRB and personnel of Chandel police, this morning escorted more than a hundred vehicles along the Imphal Moreh highway from Pallel to Moreh…..

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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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Many submit statements at District Re-organization Committee hearing

IMPHAL, September 29: The representatives of four different social organizations have given their statements at the third hearing of District Re-organization Committee held today under the chair of state chief secretary at the Old Secretariat Complex, Imphal…..

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Three loaded trucks set on fire at Kangpokpi

IMPHAL, September 29: Three trucks loaded with plywood coming from Imphal were reportedly burned down by suspected Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee supporters this late evening at around 7 pm at Thomas ground, Kanpokpi…..

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“CPI (ML) to show solidarity to Sharmila with nation-wide agitation”

IMPHAL, September 29:The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Manipur state Committee has decided to launch various forms of democratic agitations in a show of solidarity to the ongoing fast of Irom Chanu Sharmila demanding total repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state…..

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Convention on RTE stresses on need of a monitorig body

IMPHAL, September 29: A one day district convention on “Right to Free and Compulsory Education”(RTE) was held at Yurembam Awang High School today…..

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Consultation mulls on impacts of dam construction on people

IMPHAL, September 29:A one day consultation on dams and development in Manipur was organized by the Citizen Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD) at Manipur Press Club to review the trend of introducing of policies and mega development projects in Manipur…..

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Three children killed in suspected food poisoning case

From Kaimuanthang
LAMKA, September 29: As many as three children have died last night at Pamzal village located at about 20 kms from Thanlon sub divisional headquarters and is about 150 kms from Ccpur Police station in a food poisoning  related incident …..

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Naga body directs ADC members

IMPHAL, Sept 29 (Newmai News Network): The United Naga Council (UNC) has directed all the members of Autonomous District Council (ADC) to vacate their chairs so as to strengthen the movement for the ‘alternative arrangement’…..

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“Two woman sympathizers of PLA amongst four arrested”

IMPHAL, September 29: Imphal east commandos have been able to nabbed two woman sympathizer of the proscribed PLA and another two active member of the KCP since yesterday, stated a press release of the SP, Imphal east…..

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State employees to go on cease-work strike again

IMPHAL, Sept 29: The state government employees including teachers will launch indefinite cease-work strike from the mid-week of October if the government fails to take up the right course of action as per the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed earlier with regard to the implementation of 6th revised pay…..

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MPP urges CBI to investigate into irregularities of MGNREGS

IMPHAL, Sept 29: Manipur People’s Party has sent a complaint letter to the CBI director urging him to investigate into the irregularities of MGNREGS in the state…..

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Brief News

Card renewal

IMPHAL, Sept 29: All unorganized workers below the poverty line who have already been enrolled as beneficiaries under Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana and issued smart cards are informed to renew their cards. New enrolment of beneficiaries will also be done. The first phase of renewal will commence from September 30 at Sawombung block in Imphal East district, stated a release of labour department.

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Court of Inquiry begins

IMPHAL, Sept 29: The Army Court of Inquiry against two officers of 43 Assam Rifles for their alleged role in the assault and molest of women protestors of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee has begun at the headquarters of IGAR (South), Mantripukhri today. However, the inquiry has been postponed to October 3 due to absence of the complainants which included the president and general secretary of SHDDC and the chairperson and secretary of Sadar Hills Women Union.

It may be mentioned that the inquiry has been set up as per the complaints submitted to IGAR (South) by SHDDC and SHWU against two officers of 43 Assam Rifles, namely Major Ashish Dubey and Major Bhavish who had allegedly assaulted and molested women protestors of SHDDC at Gamgiphai near Motbung on August 31, 2011.

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MCDA brings agreement

IMPHAL, Sept 29: Manipur Chemists and Druggists Association (MCDA) has brought an agreement with the pharmaceutical companies regarding the supply of medicines to the state.

A release of MCDA mentioned that the agreement was brought after having talks with the representatives of the companies at Hyderabad. The companies have agreed to supply the medicines on a three-month trial basis until the state government gives adequate compensations for the trucks and medicines which were burned down at Nungkao along NH-37 on September 16.

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Song competition

IMPHAL, Sept 29: All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) will organize the 1st State Level Hijam Irawat Memorial Patriotic Song Competition at the community hall of Khongampat Khunou on September 30, stated a release.

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Electoral rolls

IMPHAL, Sept 29: The draft photo electoral rolls for all 60 assembly constituencies of the state have been published today. General public and representatives of political parties may verify the draft electoral rolls at the offices of the EROs/AEROs and at all designated locations from September 29, 2011 to October 29, 2011, stated a release of CEO Manipur.

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Training programme

IMPHAL, Sept 29: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kangpokpi will organize  block level youth club leaders’ training programme (Motbung cluster) on September 30 at Motbung Village Community Hall, Saitu Gamphazol Block, Sadar Hills.

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IMPHAL, September 29: Prof S Sekharjit, director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, has condole the untimely death of LS Awon a staff nurse of the institute who had expired at 6:20 am on September 27. A statement from the media advisor, RIMS has stated that a condolence meeting was held at the office of the staff nurses within the hospital.

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BJP national meet

IMPHAL September 29: Sh. Shantikumar Sharma, President, BJP, Manipur Pradesh and M. Bhorot Singh, National Executive Member, BJP left Imphal today to attend the National Executive Meeting to be held on September 30 to  October 1 at New Delhi.

Further, Shantikumar Sharma will participate in a meeting of the State unit presidents of election bound states to be held on  October 2. During the meeting Sharma will discuss the formation of the United Opposition Alliance and imposition of President’s Rule in the State.He will also meet Dr. S.Y. Qurashi, Chief Election Commissioner of India and submit a memorandum to bring free and fair election in forthcoming 10th  State Assembly Election to be held in February 2012 in the State, a release by L Bashanta , secreatry of BJP, Manipur Pradesh states.

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MSJP salutes Irawat

IMPHAL, Sept 29: Manipur State Janata Party has given salute to Hijam Irawat on his 125th birth anniversary which will be observed on September 30.

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Uchiwa arson

IMPHAL, September 29:Some unidentified suspected to be armed miscreants burned down a roller vehicle at Uchiwa Wangma Litan Makhong under Mayang Imphal Police last night.

According to an official source, the vehicle was used for the construction of inter village road from Khellakhong to Sekmaijin and the incident occurred while the said roller was parked last night at the residential compound of one MV Abdul Salam of Uchiwa Wangma Litan Makhong, in this connection Mayang Imphal police has registered a case, the source added.

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Gurung visitS Moreh

IMPHAL September 29: The Inspector General AR(S), UK Gurung visited the border town of Moreh and interacted with representatives of the various community leaders today.

He appreciated the endeavour of the 31 Assam Rifles at Moreh for taking up various community related development projects and initiative for better health care to the residents of the town. He appreciated the congenial atmosphere amongst the various communities at the place.

He later met representatives of the state and central government presently stationed at Moreh including personnel of the Manipur Rifles, police and Customs office.

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Drugs addicts nabbed

IMPHAL, Sept 29: All Manipur Anti-Drugs Association (AMADA), Lilong Haoreibi Makha Leikai Unit nabbed two SP capsule users, namely Khullakpam Mujibur, 37, s/o Tayeb Ali of Haoreibi Konjil Leikai and Md Majid, 30, s/o Md Kalam of Oinam Sawombung.

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KSA Imphal West

IMPHAL, Sept 29: The new office-bearers of KSA Imphal West district council have been elected with Sagolsem Bimol as the president and Khuyenthem Kishan as the secretary general.

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AMSU perturbed by artificial scarcity

IMPHAL, Sept 29: All Manipur Students’ Union has decried the government inaction to control the prices and ensure continued availability of essential commodities in the wake of economic blockades imposed on the national highways.

A release of AMSU mentioned that the state government is trying to extract money from the common people in collusion with the traders by fixing the prices of essential commodities highly.

The AMSU has asked the government why it fixes the price of potato at Rs. 19 per kg when it is able to sell Rs. 15 per kg in the mobile market.

The state government should take up a long-term policy to deal with the problem of artificial scarcity of essential commodities and subsequent price hike, it added.

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CRPF civic programme

IMPHAL, Sept 29: 143 Bn CRPF distributed 18 PVC tanks (1000 litres) worth Rs. 99,000 to Merryland (Nungba Village Authority) and Nungba Part-III (Nungba Luangba Village Authority) on September 28 as a part of the civic action programme held at Nungba Community Hall. The programme was attended by BD Das, DIG, CRPF Range HQr, Imphal as the chief guest, stated a release.

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