Daily News Digest – The Sangai Express – 08 October 2011

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Govt reduces TET to grace marks exercise Manna to aspiring teachers

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : The State Government has awarded grace marks to all the candidates who appeared for the Teachers’ Eligibility Test, as the number of  candidates who scored the minimum marks for quali-fication fell way below the number of teachers pro-jected to be inducted soon.

Getting through the Teachers’ Eligibility Test has been made compulsory for anyone to become a teacher either in the private or Government educational i …..

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Phalee stares at grim harvest prospect

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : The villagers of Phalee (earlier known as Phadang) in Ukhrul district have expressed apprehension over the grim prospect of harvesting rice this year as a large chunk of their paddy fields have been ravaged by torrential rain.

This paper carried out a story with picture on its front page of how many parts of paddy fields of the said village were washed away by heavy rainfall that occurred last year in the month of Ap …..

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Religious group attacks school, 7 students hurt

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : Seven students including minors sustained injuries when members of the Islamic religious group Anjuman-Islahis-Ummat, Kyamgei attacked Trio Standard English School at Keirao Litan Makhong today.

Students and teachers of the school were celebrating Teachers’ Day when some seven/eight members of the Anjuman-Islahis-Ummat armed with clubs and batons attacked them suddenly at about 3 pm on the charge of stagi …..

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COPTAM, Saikul NPO on opposite ends of land issue

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : While the Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas Manipur (COPTAM) categorically stated that bifurcation or fragmentation of any hill district should be done with due consent of the Hill Areas Committee on the recommendation of the respective Autonomous District Councils, the Saikul Area Naga People’s Organisation asserted that the status quo of the present Senapati district should be maintained.

The two organi …..

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AR guns down UNLF cadre

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Troops of 18 Sikh of 9 Sector Assam Rifles reportedly gunned down a top UNLF cadre in the early hours today.

According to a PRO IGAR (S) release, the 18 Sikh troops, discovering presence of armed UG activists, launched operation at Kamong Loyalakpa Bazar and at around 0035 hours today noticed an individual running out of a house.

When challenged to stop the individual started indiscriminate firing towards t …..

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SHDDC clarifies

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Expressing appreciation to Hqs IGAR (S) for instituting an Army Court of Inquiry into the alleged excesses of 43 Assam Rifles personnel on women agitators, Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has urged the AR authority to hold inquiry sittings at either Kangpokpi or Gam-nom-Sapormeina PS

SHDDC also clarified that responding to the September 22 summon, the committee sent its legal consultant to the Court …..

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Saikul students rally for end to impasse, call for Sadar Hills dist Academic pursuit of students derailed

Students stage a pro-Sadar Hills rally at Saikul

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : High-lighting the adverse im- pacts caused by the on-going economic blockade on the National Highways which is already over 60 days on the academic career of students, students took out a protest rally at Saikul urging th …..

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CHAMS flays

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : The Chil Chil Asian Mission Society (CHAMS) has condemned the CRPF Post located at Leikhampokpi village for not extending co-operation to the villagers at the time of need.

According to a press release, some armed persons threatened and chased  the students of Chil Chil Theological Seminary by firing gunshots

The students had been to the area to work at the Society’s farmland at Leikhampok …..

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State team

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : The State is set to promote Manipur Sangai Festival during Indian Travel Mart (ITM) to be held from October 8 to 10 in Srinagar.

A State team led by Tourism Department Deputy Director Dr K Shyamsunder Singh has already left Imphal in this connection.

The three-day event would provide a promotional platform to different international and national organisations, said a press statement.

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Grenade threat

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : Md Kadir who is preparing to contest the upcoming 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly election was threatened by some unidentified persons with a hand grenade which was lobbed at his Yairipok Kekru Makha   Leikai residence at about 9.45 pm yesterday.

However, as the grenade failed to go off, there was no casualty. The grenade was retrieved by Yairipok Police  following which a case was registered.

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Village chief alleges NREGS fund misuse by BDO

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Nehkhojang Haokip, who claimed to be chief of Khul-len Khailet village under Chakpikarong Block of chandel district accused Block Development Officer (BDO) P Sana Singh of misappropriating MGNREGS fund amounting to Rs 10.50 lakhs.

The accused officer is said to have been recently transferred to Tamenglong district.

speaking to news-persons at Manipur Press Club today, Nehkhojang, who is also chairman of Khu …..

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DESAM seeks all round development of MU

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) today submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University seeking all round development of the varsity.

DESAM strongly urged the VC to take up suitable step to check involvement of University teachers in contract/supply/construction works and spell out a policy for punishment of any teacher found to have indulged in such activities.

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Chief Minister fetes Manipur Terriers

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi felicitated all officers and other ranks of the 165 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army, Home and Hearth), popularly known as the Manipur Terriers on the occasion of the 62nd Territorial Army Day.

The function held today at 1st Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall under the aegis of the State Government was attended Red Shield Division GOC Maj Gen Binoy Poonnen, officers and troops of 165 Infantry …..

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Joy blames State, Centre for blockade continuation

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Taking grim note of inaction by both the Centre and the Government of Manipur on the ongoing economic blockade which is against the Indian Constitution, MPP legislator Okram Joy posed as to whether the Government will adopt the same stance if Manipur declares independence.

Interacting with some newspersons at the party office today, MPP Legislature Wing leader O Joy said silence of the Central Government even though t …..

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Sainik School celebrates Raising Day

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Sainik School, Imphal celebrated the 40th Raising Day with great zeal and enthusiasm today.

57 Mountain Division GOC Maj Gen Binoy Poonnen, and Chairman, LBA Sainik School, Imphal presided over the function, said a press release issued by PIB (DW).

The celebrations started with wreath laying and floral tributes to the martyrs.

A variety of entertainment programmes and games were condu …..

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Sangai Digest

Blockade Since Aug 1

SHDDC’s Economic Bloc-kade has touched the 68 days mark, as on October 7. Counter blockade by the United Naga Council started from August 21 which makes it 47 days old. Number of people killed in blockade related incidents  stands at four.

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RPF refutes

IMPHAL, Oct 7: The proscribed RPF/PLA has flatly rejected the claim of Imphal West SSP about the arrest of its cadres at about 3.30 pm of October which was published in local dailies on the next day.

A press release issued by the outfit’s Publicity Secretary T Leisemba denied any connection between the party and the two arrested individuals identified as Y Brisy Ijung (35) w/o Yambeno Ijung of Chumu Ward 2, Dimapur and Mairigambo s/o Phelba, Burma Camp, Dimapur .

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Measles camp

IMPHAL, Oct 7: A measles catch-up campaign, organised by District Health Society, Imphal East is currently underway in different parts of the district.

The campaign was kicked off on October 10 last and would continue till October 31.

With the opening of 606 session sites across the district, it targets to benefit 90553 children at the age group of 9 months to 10 years.

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Seminar starts

TAMENGLONG, Oct 7: A two-day seminar-cum- workshop sponsored by Ministry of DONER, Government of India and organised by Mangailak Development Mision Society kicked started here in a private hall.

The inaugural function was graced by C Arthur, Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong and the participants were enlightened by the speech of its resource person KP Kamiuthuan, PO, DRDA TAmenglong.

The programmme was attended by orange growers from different villages of Tamenglong district.

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Talk programme

IMPHAL, Oct 7: DM College of Science will organise a talk programme on the topic, ‘Implications of opera experiment – Neutrino travels faster than the speed of light’ at central hall of the college at 1 pm on October 8. Eminent high energy physicist Prof N Nimai Singh, HOD of Physics of Gauhati University will deliver the talk, said a press release. G Tomba Sharma, former Principal of the college, will also deliver a lecture on the role of students in combating issues of global warming and climate change as part of the programme.

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Custodial death probe

IMPHAL, Oct 7 : The State Government has appointed Sawombung SDM K Lakshmikanta Sharma to conduct Magisterial inquiry into the alleged custodial death of undertrial prisoner Sailasho (50) s/o late M Shisho of Phaibung Khunou of Senapati district  at Central Jail, Sajiwa.  The enquiry would find out the facts and circumstances leading to the incident, analyse the facts and circumstances, bring out findings based on the facts and circumstances and analysis thereof.

The enquiry would also recommend the Government to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.

The report of the enquiry would be submitted within two months from the prescribed date of the Government order without further extension of time.

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