Daily News Digest – The Sangai Express – 02 October 2011

Office of the Congress Block Committee damaged by the mobOffice of the Congress Block Committee damaged by the mob

Five hurt in firing by MLA’s escort

IMPHAL, Oct 1: At least five people including a stu-dent sustained injuries when MLA of Wangjing-Tentha A/C Moirangthem Hemanta and his escort personnel allegedly opened fire and baton-charged a group of people at Wang-jing Bazar today.

Infuriated at the conduct of the MLA and his escort personnel, a mob ransacked the office of Congress Block Committee at Wangjing Bazar.

Along with formation of a JAC over the incident, a …..

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Poll 2012: NPF to field maximum candidates

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Nagaland Soil Conservation & Land Resources Minister P Log-on said the Naga People’s Front (NPF) would field as many candidates as possi-ble in the forthcoming Ma- nipur Legislative Assembly elections.

Speaking as chief guest in the opening function of the Maram Khullen Circle Students and Youth Association annual sports meet at Maram Bazar today,  Logon said NPF would put up its candidates in all …..

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Sadar Hills stir to persist

IMPHAL, Oct 1: The leaders’ meet held today at Kan- gpokpi Council Hall to deliberate on the ongoing mo- vement in pursuit of upgrading Sadar Hills to a full-fledged district culminated with the decision to further intensify the agitation.

As a part of intensifying the agitation there would be mobilisation in all the districts during the month of October, said spokesman of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) Seikhothan …..

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Guv, CM greet

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Governor Gurbachan Jagat has exten-ded greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of National Cleanliness Day, the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

In his message, Gurba-chan Jagat said that the Na- tion has been observing October 2 as the National Cleanliness Day.

Saying that Gandhiji attached great importance to cleanliness, the Governor pointed out that cleanliness is a …..

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NE students protest in ND to air region’s woes

Students from the North Eastern States on protest at New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Oct 1: A sit-in demonstration was staged by the North East Student Organization (NESO)  a con-glomeration of All Aruna- chal Pradesh Student’s Union (APSU), All Assam Studen …..

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Wildlife Week observed

IMPHAL, Oct 1: The 56th Wildlife Week was observed today at Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroishemba under the aegis of Wildlife Wing, Department of Forests.

The main feature of the function graced by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) A Kharshi-ing and Additional PCCF DC Karnatak as chief guest and president respectively was distribution of prizes to winners of essay writing, drawing and photo exhibition competitions organis …..

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Senior citizens honoured, pension hike assured

A senior citizen honoured at Wangbal and (right) observance at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Presen-tation of shawls and assu- rance by the Social Welfare Minister to double the o …..

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MLA denies, explains

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Refuting the charges of opening fire from his license gun at some people in Wangjing Bazar today, Wangjing-Tentha Assembly Consti- tuency MLA M Hemanta has observed that pelting stones to disrupt election campaign/meeting of the Congress party is not the conduct of civilised peo-ple and it is a direct affront to democracy.

Talking to mediaper-sons in connection with the incident of clash that took place at Wangjing to …..

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ADC poll : Scrutiny okays all 14 in fray

IMPHAL, Oct 1: The scrutiny of the nomination papers filed in connection with the election to 10 Constituencies of Ukhrul and Senapati Autonomous District Councils scheduled on October 24 was carried out at Imphal West DC office complex today.

After the scrutiny, all the nomination papers have been cleared.

In all 14 candidates have filed their nomination papers to contest in the election.

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Stir threat

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Institute of Social Welfare cum Economic upliftment Organisa- tion, Heirok has announced its decision of launching intense democratic agitation starting from October 5 if the Government of Manipur fails to devolve power and function to the Panchayats.

Addressing a press conference in this regard at Manipur Press Club here today, president of the Organisation Binodkumar Thokchom observed that centralisation of power is …..

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NGO to propose fund allocation

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Community Network for Empower- ment, an NGO in the field of HIV/AIDS today announ-ced that it would propose to the Planning Commission of India for allocation of fund in the five year plan programme of the Government to specifically address the issue of HIV/AIDS and drug users.

Speaking to newsper-sons at Classic Hotel today, the Network’s convenor RK Kanta confided that the Planning Commission has a provision to ente …..

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UNC decries

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Decrying alleged communal sttitude displayed by dominant community on the Nagas at Kakching Lamkhai, Moi-dangpokpi and Heirok areas, United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed desire that its ongoing agitation be received in the right perspective.

In a statement, UNC observed that the ongoing economic blockade along NHs is the collective decision of the Naga people and they are not against any individuals, groups or comu …..

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Power improvement

IMPHAL, Oct 1:  Union Planning Commission has given assurance to the State Government for providing necessary assistance in connection with improving the situation of power supply in Manipur.

According to an official source, the assurance was given by Union Planning Commission Member in-charge of North East (Plan) BK Chaturvedi during a joint meeting yesterday with an official team of the State Government. The Chief Secretary & …..

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MU staff wear black badge

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Denouncing the failure of Manipur University authority to fulfil their long standing demands, staff of the university wore black badges while discharging their duties inside the university campus today.

Setting October 4 deadline for fulfilling their demands, the aggrieved staff said that they would hold a meeting on the same day and decide on their future course of action if the deadline is not met.


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ZYF condemns firing

IMPHAL, Oct 1: The Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF) has strongly condemned the act of opening fire to students of Chil Chil Theological Seminary by suspected Kuki militants at Kanglatongbi on September 24 who also reportedly shouted “that is not your land, go away from this field”.

The failure of the State Government to react to the incident has once again exposed its double standard dealing, ZYF remarked in a press release …..

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