Daily News Digest – The Sangai Express – 01 October 2011

A team from DONER inspecting the work progress at JNIMS on June 6, 2011-File photo

A team from DONER inspecting the work progress at JNIMS on June 6, 2011-File photo

Procedural lapses cited for woes of absorbed JNIMS employees Health Directorate left in the dark

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : Proce-dural lapses on the part of the administrative section of the Directorate of Health Services and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) autho-rity have been cited for the inconveniences being endured by JNIMS emplo-yees who were absorbed from JN Hospital.

A reliable source informed that a joint meeting of the Health Commissioner, Additional Director (Health) and Medical Superintendent of JNIMS …..

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Meet on SHDDC stir today

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : With the ongoing economic bloc-kade imposed by the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) having completed a record 61 days, leaders of Sadar Hills area would hold a meeting tomorrow.

The meeting scheduled to be held at Council Hall, Kangpokpi would review the two months’ old blockade and deliberate on the progress of the agitation.

The leaders’ meet would also discuss and decide on …..

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Forest conservation high on agenda

A hill side shorn of its forest cover

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : A two-day national level work- shop on “Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity Management in North Eastern India with Special Reference to Manipur” hosted by the State con-cluded at Classic Hotel here today with a call to conserve forest.< …..

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Three more hunger strikers arrested

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : Three more women agitators who have been on a fast unto death stir demanding conversion of Sadar Hills to a full fledged district have been pulled up by police and sent to judicial custody.

The three women were pulled up from Sapermeina at about 8 am today.

The arrested women activists have been identified as Kimlhai Lhouvum (50) of S Bollen village, Hatneng Khongsai (54) of Eastern Sapermeina and Ngamthe …..

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PC appeals for withdrawing of eco blockade Demands under study, says PC

New Delhi, Sep 30: The Centre today 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 Chi-dambaram said Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has constituted a district reorganisation commi- ssion to look into the demands of the agitating groups.

“The chief minister has requested …..

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AFSPA issues to land at Delhi’s Ramlila ground

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : The issues related to violation of human rights in Manipur by security forces with immunity granted under Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 is all set to be taken up in the ‘social justice conference’ sche-duled to be held from November 26 to 27 at Ramlila Ground, New Delhi.

Announcing this during a press conference at the office of Popular Front of India, Manipur State unit at Lilong today, general …..

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Rich tribute paid to Lamyanba Irabot

A cultural show underway and Kh Khogen of TSE (Manipuri edition) with the award

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : A colourful march-past, cultural extravaganza, felicitation of meritorious students, cleaning of localities (social service), ent …..

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Creaky bridge

IMPHAL, Sep 30 :The Saikul Hill Town Committee, Sadar Hills (East) has drawn the attention of the Department concerned to take immediate initiative for repairing/reconstruction of the Ichai bailey bridge built over Ichai river.

The bailey bridge built on the Sagolmang-Saikul road is in a dilapidated condition due to rusting and damage of ‘bailey components’ thereby posing great danger to all the people who have to use it in betw …..

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HC decrees on Ukl ADC

IMPHAL, Sep 30 :The Gauhati High Court has directed the Government of Manipur to show cause as to why the Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (ADC) is not functioning at the district headquarters.

Double Bench of Gauhati Court comprising Justices AK Goel and Avina Hazarika in a ruling on September 27 directed the Chief Secretary of Manipur, who is a Respondent in the case between Vareiyo Shatsang vs State of Manipur and others, …..

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Stage set for Mera Houchongba

IMPHAL, Sep 30: Like in the past many years Ethno Heritage Council (Hericoun) has begun preparation for successful conduct of the Mera houchongba festival which falls on October 12 this year.

Speaking to newspersons at its Nongmeibung Nambam Chuthek office, Hericoun convenor M Churamani said apart from cultural extravaganza on the day, a five day Festive Fair will be organised at Palace Compound Iboyaima Shanglen wher …..

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Kangchup objects POP under IW PS

IMPHAL, Sep 30: People of Kangchup area have opposed to the Government move of setting up of a police outpost at Singda dam under the administration of Imphal West district police.

Addressing a press conference in this connection at Kangchup today, chairman of Kangchup Area Chiefs’ Association (KACA) Thongkholal Vaiphei observed that the people of Kangchup area do not have any reservation as such to opening of a police outpost …..

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Matam Eshei Numit observed

IMPHAL, Sep 30: As in previous years, Manipur Matam Eshei Numit  (Manipuri Modern Song Day) was observed under the aegis of Apunba Matam Eshei Kanglup (AMMIK), Manipur at JN Manipur Dance Academy here today along with presentation of  Lifetime Achievement Award to Padmashree Aribam Shyam Sharma.

A documentary film on the life and works of Padmashree Aribam Shyam Sharma was also screened at the occasion.

AMMIK ha …..

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Khuga Dam JAC appeals

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : The Joint Action Committee on Khuga Dam Project has submitted a memorandum to visiting Planning Commission Member BK Chaturvedi seeking concrete assurance and trustworthy commitment with specific time frame from the concerned authority as to when the dam construction would be totally completed and the planned benefits delivered in its entirety to the aggrieved mass.

With cases of non-clearance of compensation and co …..

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HPC (D) leader impeached

IMPHAL, Sep 30 : The executive council of the Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) in its emergency meeting held yesterday resolved and impeached their president Lalhminthang Sanate.

According to a press release jointly signed by secretary information John F Hmar and information publicity officer David L Hmar, Lalhminthang Sanate, without even informing and consulting the executive committee of the HPC (D) signed the Deed of …..

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