Daily News Digest – Imphal Free Press – 13 October 2011

Mera Hou Chongba celebration reaffirms sense of brotherhood in state

October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 12: As celebrated in the state since time immemorial, Mera Hou Chongba was held today in various parts of the state. The festival celebrates the brotherhood of the various ethnic groups who have made the state their homes. The main celebration was organized by Mera Hou Chongba Thousil Lup comprising of Sana Konung […]

Myanmar begins releasing political dissidents from jail

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Headlines YANGON, Myanmar, October 12 (AP): Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts Wednesday in its latest liberalizing move, but kept some political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty. It was not clear how many of the country’s estimated 2,000 political detainees were […]

Drunk unarmed policeman beaten up for bullying MU hostellers

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IMPHAL, Oct 12: Irate hostellers of Manipur University beat up a policeman who barged into the boys’ hostel drunk and bullied some hostellers at around 9:30 pm today. According to the hostellers, some seven unarmed police personnel in full uniform came to Boys’ Hostel No. 3 in a bulletproof Rakshak jeep which had no vehicle […]

Woman found unconscious with signs of harrassment

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IMPHAL, October 12: An identified woman aged about 45-48, was found lying unconscious with bruises all over her body at a secluded area near the hills of Loitang Khullen and Oakshu Chingkon by locals of Khaman area when they were going to their paddy fields, early this morning at around 8am. Further according to a […]