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Team Anna to visit blockade-hit Manipur on October 24 [Hindustan Times]

Indo-Asian News Service
Ralegan Siddhi, October 15, 2011
Activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that a two-member team, led by Arvind Kejriwal, will go to Manipur on October 24 to find a possible solution to end the 76-day-long highway blockade to the state. The decision was taken after a group of people from Manipur met him seeking his support to end the crisis. The meet was facilitated by Pune-based NGO Sarhad. “Anna-ji has assured us that Arvind Kejriwal and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi will visit Manipur and talk to different groups to find a possible solution to end the blockade as early as possible,” said Sanjay Nahar from Sarhad.

He said that Hazare has also assured them to take up the matter of Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite fast against Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in the state.

Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) began the indefinite road blockade agitation on the two crucial national highways, which link the northeastern state with the rest of the country, demanding that the  Sadar Hills sub-division in the Naga-dominated Senapati district in northern Manipur be upgraded as a fullfledged district.

The United Naga Council (UNC), the apex forum of Nagas in Manipur, has also been organising a counter-road blockade in all Naga-inhabited areas in northern Manipur, demanding that these areas should not be carved out without their consent.

The road blockade has severely hit the supply of essential commodities to the state.

Source: Hindustan Times

Daily News Digest : Hueiyen Lanpao – 15 October 2011

Students rally in support of Sadar Hills district demand [ Hueiyen Lanpao ]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal,October 14: In support of the agitation being spearheaded by Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC), thousands of students took out a rally in Kangpokpi area and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the ADC in-charge of Kangpokpi today. Organised under the aegis of Sadar Hills Private Schools’ Association, Kangpokpi, around 2000 students coming […]

Meghalaya govt to introduce work permit system soon [ Hueiyen Lanpao ]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Shillong, Oct 14: The Meghalaya government kick started its initiative to introduce work permits to outside labourers and immigrants by issuing a notification that asked the Deputy Commissioners of the seven districts in the state to start the process of enumeration. The notification was issued by the department of home  on Thursday, where the deputy commissioners […]

Stringent security measures for MU, assures VC [ Hueiyen Lanpao ]

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Imphal, October 14: In order to prevent any unwanted incidents and maintain peaceful academic atmosphere inside the campus of Manipur University, stringent security measures will be taken in and around Manipur University, assured  Professor H Nandakumar, Vice Chancellor today. It was unfortunate for a responsible police officer to enter the university campus and disturb the peaceful […]

Prime Minister to inaugurate Capitol Project in November [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 14: The Capitol Project being constructed at a total cost of Rs 300 crore under the sponsorship of the Centre will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh in the last part of November this year. According to official source, the capitol project comprising the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Civil Secretariat and […]

Nagaland government and NSCN(IM) behind NPF: O Joy [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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 Imphal, October 14: Fire-brand Opposition MLA and leader of MPP Legislature Wing O Joy has categorically stated that he would question the Election Commission of India why a political party like Naga People’s Front (NPF), which is hell-bent on breaking the territorial integrity of Manipur, has been allowed to set up office in Manipur. If need […]

Zelianrong Baudi alleges bias against Nagas [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal,Oct 14: Zelianrong Baudi, Manipur has objected to the suspension of two Sub-Inspectors and three constables posted in Longmai police station on the alleged charge of failing to protect the goods laden trucks plying on NH-27 which were set on fire by unidentified persons near Longmai police station on October 6. In a statement, Secretary Information […]

Puwarigi Amamba Numit Observed [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 14: Recalling burning of Meetei Puyas in front of Kangla Uttra on this day in 1731 by  Hindu preacher Shantidas Gossai during the time of King Pamheiba, the 8th Puwarigi Amamba Numit was observed under the aegis of All Clubs, Organisations, Association, Organisations and Meira Paibi Lup  (ACAOM-Lup), Kangleipak at GM Hall here today. […]

Manipur University Youth Festival from November 14 [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 14: The silver jubilee of Manipur University Inter-College Youth Festival, 2011 would be held from November 14 to 16 at the University complex. The main objective of the festival is to promote art and culture, foster the idea of brotherhood and bring about emotional integration among students of different communities through cultural activities. As […]

Natl symposium on Biotechnology [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 14: A two- day national symposium on “Recent Advancement in Bio Technology” began today at the DM College of Science, Imphal. Department of Bio-technology Institutional Biotech Hub in association with Zoology Department of DM College of Science organised the symposium under the sponsorship of Ministry of Science and Technology. VC, Manipur University Professor H […]

Hoax call sends reporters on wild goose chase [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 14: A hoax phone call from someone in the name of a UG group to newspaper offices and ISTV today send reporters on a wild goose chase. The caller informed that the water supply project of Public Health Department located in between Langol Games Village Part-II and III had been set aflame. But when […]

SAI Kolkata beats SAI Imphal to win SAI regional football tourney, SAI Imphal emerge champion in U-14 category [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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 Imphal, October 14: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Kolkata beat SAI Imphal to win the champion’s title of the All India Boys U-17 Inter SAI Regional Football Tournament as the tournament hosted by the SAI North Eastern regional Centre Imphal concluded today at its complex at Takyel, Imphal. Meanwhile, SAI Imphal emerged champion in the All […]

Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 15 October 2011

 

O Joy brings up Naga People’s Front’s constitution issue again [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 14: Senior opposition leader O Joy Singh today blasted the Naga People’s Front as a communal party and further stated that the main objective of the NPF’s entry into Manipur is only to disturbed the territorial integrity of the state. He further declared that the Manipur People’s Party is all set to take […]

N Kotiswar appointed addl High Court judge [Imphal Free Press]

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NEW DELHI, October 14 (MIC): In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President of India  has appointed four persons namely Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, Ujjal Bhuyan, Swapan Chandra Das and  Prasanta Kumar Saikia, to be Additional Judges of the Gauhati High Court, in that order […]

JDDC apprises PM on negligence of state government regarding its demand [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 14: The Jiribam District Demand Committee (JDDC) has today submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India apprising him of the negligence of the state government towards the creation of full-fledged Jiribam district. The memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister stated that Jiribam sub-division is situated far away from its District Head […]

The Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) to launch cease-work strike [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 14: The Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) in a statement has informed to launch a cease work strike and other forms of agitation from October 25 following the indifferent attitude of the government to redress the grievances of the teachers who has been demanding implementation of 6th pay recommendation. It informed that the […]

More students join Sadar Hills demand [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 14: Yet another rally in demand of inaugurating Sadar Hills as a full fledged district has taken place today in Kangpokpi with over a thousand of school students taking part organized by the Sadar Hills Private Schools’ Association (SHIPS). Students from schools situated in the Kangpokpi area started converging at Thomas ground since […]

Freedom foundation holds discourse on future of Manipur [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, OCT 14: The Freedom Research Foundation, Manipur, today organised a brainstorming panel discussion on “The Future of Manipur” at the Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound. Eminent panelists, incuding P Sarat, Col. Hemo singh, Prof. RK Ranjan, Associate Prof. Chinglen, Dr. Dhanbir Laishram, Yumnam Rupachandra, L.C. Jinine set the tone for the discussion. Various other intellectuals […]

UGs Arrested [Imphal Free Press]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 14: A combined team of the CDO Imphal east, 23 Assam Rifles and 28 AR have arrested one KCP (MC) cadre identified as Shamchatshaban Pradip alias Pandit Singh, 26, s/o Sh Angou Singh of Uchon Mayai Leikai from the area and recovered one 9mm pistol mark as made in USA which was loaded […]

National integration tour held outside state [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 14: A national integration tour in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur for the students from various far flung schools of Tamei and Kangpokpi was organized by 10 Dogra of 59 mountain brigade under the aegis of red shield division. The 17 days long tour which was flagged off by Maj General Binoy Poonnen, […]

Naoriya Pakhanglakpa candidate Rojen joins Trinamool Congress [Imphal Free Press]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 14: Keisham Rojen Kumar who had contested the assembly election three times from Naoriya Pakhanglakpa assembly constituency has formally joined Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress. In this regard, a simple reception programme was held today at the office of Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress, Keishampat, Imphal. Speaking at the reception, MPTC president Kim Gangte stated […]

Dyeing workshop highlights schemes for weavers [Imphal Free Press]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 14: The Weavers Service Centre, govt of India, ministry of Textiles, O/o the development commissioner for Handlooms, Porompat, Imphal east organized a “Two-day design exhibition-cum-dyeing workshop” at the training hall of Food processing, Porompat. According to a release of the ministry of Textiles, O/o the development commissioner for Handlooms, Porompat Th Arunkumar Singh, […]

Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 15 October 2011

Making a hash of pubic distribution system! 3 years to issue BPL card [The Sangai Express]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 14 : With the process of issuing new cards and renewal of old cards taking almost three years, there have been instances when BPL cards were delivered after death of  the beneficiaries and when the beneficiaries no longer belong to BPL category. According to some staff of Imphal East district administration, the process […]

Jagat writes to CM on stand to suspend rice supply to Tamenglong [ The Sangai Express ]

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IMPHAL, Oct 14 : Taking serious note of the CAF & PD Department’s stand not to allot any rice to Tamenglong for the district administration’s failure to clear pending dues incurred last year, Governor Gurbachan Jagat has asked Chief Minister O Ibobi if certain amounts were misappropriated by some people. For 51 metric tonnes of […]

MPP to sue NPF’s Constitution [The Sangai Express]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 14 : Questioning how the Election Commission of India granted recognition to Naga People’s Front (NPF), whose primary objective is integration of Naga inhabited areas under a common administrative roof, veteran politician O Joy has declared that the Manipur People’s Party (MPP) would challenge the NPF’s constitution in the law Court. Speaking to […]

JDDC takes district demand case to PM

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IMPHAL, Oct 14 : Peeved with the failure of the State Government’s to grant district status on Jiribam sub-division in spite of the Delimitation Commission of India’s approval and sustained campaign of the people, the Jiribam District Demand Committee (JDDC) has dispatched a representation to the Prime Minister. In their representation, the JDDC pointed out […]

Kangpokpi students-teachers air blockade woes

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 14 :  High-lighting hardships faced by the teaching and learning community as a consequence of the ongoing economic blockade a large number of students and teaching staff members took out a rally today demanding immediate of the Government on the demand for upgrading Sadar Hills to a full-fledged district. The rally organised by […]

500 m dollar credit to Yangon [ The Sangai Express ]

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New Delhi, Oct 14 :  In a major boost to bilateral ties, India today announced a USD 500 million credit line for the traditionally close Chinese ally Myanmar even as New Delhi and Yangon decided to strengthen their strategic, economic and energy ties. Visiting President Thein Sein and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held extensive talks […]

Pillion rider dies [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 14: A Manipur Rifle personnel has been killed at an accident that took place near Chingmeirong police outpost on the Imphal-Dimapur road at around 9.30 am today. According to a police report, the deceased MR man (pillion rider) was coming on a Pulsar motorcycle (MN1M/4785) with another person towards Imphal when a Mahindra […]

Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland) ZB-AMN flays [ The Sangai Express ]

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IMPHAL, Oct 14: Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland) has condemned Government’s decision of putting two Sub-Inspectors and three Constables of Longmai Police Station under suspension in connection with burning down of a goods laden truck by unknown persons at near the police station, along NH-37 on October 6. The action of the State Police Department […]

Making a hash of pubic distribution system! 3 years to issue BPL card [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 14 : With the process of issuing new cards and renewal of old cards taking almost three years, there have been instances when BPL cards were delivered after death of  the beneficiaries and when the beneficiaries no longer belong to BPL category.

According to some staff of Imphal East district administration, the process of issuing new cards and renewal of old cards has not been completed till date even as the necessary data and the old cards were collected in 2008.

Because of the lengthy and cumbersome process of verification, there were instances where BPL cards were delivered after the death of the beneficiaries in Heingang Assembly Constituency in Imphal East district. This compelled the officials to omit the names of the deceased beneficiaries and rectify the BPL list.

During the three years which the officials consumed in verification of the BPL lists, many families made considerable improvements in their economic conditions and when the BPL cards were delivered, the families had already climbed above the BPL category.

As such, many families which no longer belong to BPL category have been holding BPL cards by virtue of the recommendations made by their respective Gram Sabhas three years back.

This inordinate delay in issuing and renewing BPL cards has been the prime factor for the failure of several welfare schemes taken up by the Government of India to reach their targeted sections of the population, says a report.

The process of verification for issuing new cards and renewing old cards cannot be completed till date for Imphal East district though the all the necessary date and BPL cards were collected three years back.

Meanwhile, the Government has initiated a new process to make all BPL card holders open accounts in their respective sub-post offices.

A letter sent by the Director, Postal Services Imphal to all sub-post offices in September directed that at least 60 BPL card holders should open accounts in their respective sub-post offices.

The same letter specified that at least 3000 BPL card holders should open accounts in post offices for Manipur Division.

It further directed that the process of opening accounts for 60 BPL card holders should be completed within 100 days from the date of receiving the same letter.

Despite all these instructions, it would not be feasible to open accounts for the BPL card holders and newly enlisted families as their cards have not been renewed or issued anew because of the lethargic and lengthy verification process.

Source: The Sangai Express

Jagat writes to CM on stand to suspend rice supply to Tamenglong [ The Sangai Express ]

IMPHAL, Oct 14 : Taking serious note of the CAF & PD Department’s stand not to allot any rice to Tamenglong for the district administration’s failure to clear pending dues incurred last year, Governor Gurbachan Jagat has asked Chief Minister O Ibobi if certain amounts were misappropriated by some people.

For 51 metric tonnes of rice allotted to Tamenglong district during the prolonged blockade last year, the district administration paid Rs 25 lakhs to CAF&PD Department but another Rs 17 lakhs has not been paid  yet.

Taking serious note of the CAF&PD Department’s reluctance to allot any rice to Tamenglong district this time because of the pending dues, the Governor enquired about the matter to the Chief Minister.

In a letter written to the Chief Minister on October 6, the Governor asked if the rice allotted last year was sold off by some people and the amount thus earned swindled.

Pointing out that the amount earned from selling PDS rice was public money, the Governor asked the Chief Minister to take up necessary action.

Acting on the Governor’s letter, the Chief Minister has asked relevant officials to initiate necessary action, says a report.

The Governor categorically stated that an enquiry be conducted into the case of non-payment of money for the rice allotted to Tamenglong district last year, and take up punitive action against all the officials found guilty, even to the extent of terminating them from service.

Meanwhile, huge quantities of potato and onion procured by the CAF &PD Department at Rs 47,88,250 for distribution to the public at subsidised rates have rotted. Dals have also gone stale. Officials of the department bought these commodities from Silchar on October 3 and sent them to Imphal in 11 trucks.

However, one truck carrying dal (Masoor) and onion was set ablaze by blockade supporters on the way before it could reach Imphal. Out of these commodities, more than half of the onions and potatoes have rotted.

It is reported that monetary values of the decayed commodities are being calculated. As the bags containing dal have leakages and holes, the dals have also starting decaying.

The department’s offer to sell these commodities to wholesalers was also rejected by the traders.

The goods brought by the 11 trucks were 24 metric tonnes of  Mater (Mangal), 30 metric tonnes of Mater dal, 31 metric tonnes of Masur dal, 22.750 metric tonnes of Arhar dal, 18 metric tonnes of onion and 12 metric tonnes of potato. The department once distributed potato, dal and onion to the public at subsidised rates whereas it sanctioned Rs 93 lakhs for procuring them.

Source: The Sangai Express