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Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 17 October 2011

Sekmai villagers rally against inclusion of their villages to proposed Sadar Hills district [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 16: Thousands of people today carried out a mass rally against the inclusion of some villages under Sekmai assembly constituency to the proposed Sadar Hills district. The rally started from two different locations of Phayeng and Khurkhul, and later converged at Lamsang. However, the rally was disrupted by the police at Lamsang Bazar […]

NPF answers O Joy communal slur on it terming the comment as unfortunate [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16 (Newmai News Network): The Manipur unit of Naga People’s Front (NPF) said today that the comment of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) leader O Joy on the former party was unfortunate. On Friday, one of the local dailies in Imphal had quoted O Joy as saying,” NPF is a communal party and that […]

Development more visible at ruling party MLA’s constituencies asserts Thangso Baite [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 16: A one day Khurai block Congress workers’ conference was held today at Amateur Athletic Association ground, Kongpal organized by the Khurai Block Congress Committee. The conference was attended by Outer MP from the state Thangso Baite as chief guest. Speaking at the conference, Thangso Baite said Congress with a history of 125 […]

Wangkhei a/c reels under high tension as election approaches [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: Tension between the supporters of commerce and industries minister Yumkham Irabot and upcoming candidate of Wangkhei assembly constituency Okram Henry is one the rise with the intensification of electioneering campaign for both the candidates. The supporters of O Henry today staged a sit-in-protest at Mantripukhri Community Hall against the conduct of minister […]

“Villagers taking up road maintenance work due to government’s failure” [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 16: A release of the Khousabung Youth Club signed by its president Hemang Khongsai has alleged that no government agencies have attended the road connecting Moirang to Khousabung even though it is just 5 kms long. It has further alleged that the road has been black topped just once in 75 years, when […]

Lamphelpat, a neglected wetland in Imphal [Imphal Free Press]

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By Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh  IMPHAL, October 16: Imphal Valley is the most fertile place in the state of Manipur. The valley is known for its centuries old civilization, rich culture and tradition, and rich diversity of plants and animals. The oval shaped valley is dotted by many wetlands. These wetlands provide many services like ecological […]

PREPAK cadre Arrested [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: A press release of the Imphal east SP has claimed that a team of Imphal east CDOs has arrested a cadre of the proscribed PREPAK identified as Elangbam Romio area. On spot verification he disclosed that he joined Prepak (GS) in the year 2010 through one Baleshwor Singh s/s project officer of […]

Japanese Encephalitis vaccination camp at Keithelmanbi [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: 28 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(South) organized a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination camp at Keithelmanbi on October 16. According to a PRO IGAR release, more than 200 children between the age of one to 15 from Keithelmanbi and neighboring villages were immunized against Japanese Encephalitis. An awareness lecture about Japanese […]

Cultural and Teachers Training workshop by Sanskar Bharati Poorvotar [ Imphal Free Press ]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15: Sanskar Bharati Poorvotar will organize cultural workshops in different districts of the state in the art field of Manipuri dance (folk and classical) with the objective of rejuvenating and promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Northeast at the national level. A release of the organization stated the teacher training workshop will […]

Best award in classical solo senior group @ Cuttack [ Imphal Free Press ]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: Konsam Sangita Devi, d/o Indra of Thongju Pheijaleitong Awang Leikai, an artiste of United Women’s Social and Cultural Forum, Chingamakha has bagged the best award in classical solo senior group at the 19th All India Multi-lingual Drama/Classical and Folk Dance/Vocal & Instrumental Music Competition, 2011 held at Cuttack, Orissa. Source: Imphal Free […]

Women organisations to organize meet on Oct 20 [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: Various women organizations of the state including Poirel Leimarol Meira Paibi Apunba Manipur, Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup, Kangleipak Lamjing Apunba Meira Lup, Women Association for Civic Action Kangleipak announced today that the organizations alongwith with other major civil society organizations will organized a one day meet on the state government and […]

Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 17 October 2011

MC Mary Kom, Sh Sarjubala bag gold medals in boxing nationals [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: Led by five times world champion MC Mary Kom, Manipur clinched two gold medals, one silver and a bronze in the 12th Senior Women national Boxing Championship. With a competition total of 22 points Manipur secured the overall runners-up title as Haryana eves claimed the champions crown with 34 points. The last […]

Joint deliberation session by womenfolk on highway blockade mooted from Oct 20, Ibobi meets Sonia on blockade Possibility of medical oxygen running low not ruled out, drugs on move [The Sangai Express]

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 IMPHAL, Oct 16 : On account of the record-breaking highway bloc- kades, the possibility of medical oxygen exhausting cannot be ruled out entirely though it is not acute any more.  However, following the Government’s assurance to compensate for the drugs set afire by blockade supporters, drug companies have started dispatching medicine to the State. A […]

Delhi cops probe PLA-Maoists links [The Sangai Express]

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New Delhi, Oct 16 : The Delhi Police are continuing their investigation of the two high-ranking cadres of banned Peoples Liberation Army with the Maoists arrested here on October 1. The police found out during interrogation that the two arrested PLA cadres Dilip Singh and Arun Singh were in the city to provide logistical support […]

Rally demands status quo for Imphal West [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16 : Demanding that the status quo of Imphal West district should be maintained and that no parts of Sekmai Assembly Constituency should be incorporated in the proposed Sadar Hills district, thousands of people took out a mass rally at Lamshang today. After the rally, the Land Protection Committee of Sekmai Assembly Constituency […]

NPF negates Joy’s assertion [The Sangai Express]

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Imphal, Oct 16 : The Manipur unit of Naga People’s Front (NPF) said today that the comment of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) leader O Joy on the former party was unfor-tunate. On Friday, one of the local dailies in Imphal had quoted O Joy as saying, “NPF is a communal party and that the Nagaland […]

River Lift Irrigation (RLI) scheme inaugurated [The Sangai Express]

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 IMPHAL, Oct 16 : A River Lift Irrigation (RLI) Scheme taken up at Mayang Imphal Yurembam Awang Leikai was inaugurated today by MLA Dr Kh Ratankumar. It is expected that the scheme can irrigate 15/16 hectares of agricultural fields. Speaking at the inaugural function, Ratankumar claimed that Mayang Imphal has witnessed many developmental changes in […]

Abuse of appointment norms in MOBC feared [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: There is strong suspicion of appointment anomaly in the Economic Development Society, a unit of Minorities and Other Backward Classes (MOBC) Department under the pretext of deputation and contract engagement basis of employees without any Government sanction on the said post. According to an informed source, the MOBC Economic Development Society, which […]

annual conference of All Manipur Shops and Establishment Employee Association

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: The fifth annual conference of All Manipur Shops and Establishment Employee Association was held at Irawat Bhawan BT Road today with Labour Minister P Parijat Singh and DLC Labour Department E Tomba Singh as the chief guest and president respectively. CPI Manipur State Council General Secretary L Sotin Kumar Singh and AMSEEA […]

Mass campaign to precede International Drug Users Day observance [The Sangai Express]

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Imphal, Oct 16: Ahead of the International Drug Users Day observance on November 1, the Community Network for Empowerment (CoNE) will embark on a mass campaign from tomorrow under the theme ‘A new beginning for a long journey’. a state level network of 13 community based organisations of people who use drugs in Manipur, newly […]

High-end weapons for NSG [The Sangai Express]

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Gurgaon, Oct 16: The country’s elite NSG has embarked on an ambitious project to prepare new-age commandos equipped with high-end weapons to undertake specialised counter-terrorism and counter-hijack operations through land, air and water. The force, known as the ‘black cats’, will churn out close to 2,000 commandos by 2015-16. They will be completely independent to […]

Jawaharlal Nehru doctors petition Govt [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16 : Doctors of erstwhile Jawaharlal Nehru (JN) Hospital have drawn the attention of the Government of Manipur seeking explicit specification with regard to service conditions entitled to a Government employee. In a memorandum addressed to the Commissioner (Health and Family Welfare) as well as to Director JN Institute of Medical Sciences, the […]

Three books by Mutuwa Tomba released [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16 : On the concluding day of the months long celebration on Mutuwa Tomba completing 40 years as a writer, three books authored by Mutuwa Tomba was released today at Manipur Press Club. While Apunba Mashak (Volume 2) and Thawaigi Mani Sanamatum were released by Health Minister    L Jayantakumar who was chief […]

Wild bird rescued from Sangaiprou [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: A healthy falcon was today handed over to the authority of Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroisemba by Managing Director of Hostel Brightway, Barun Oinam.  The wild bird was rescued from Sangaiprou area, said a press release. Source : The Sangai Express

Indian Made Foreign Liquor seized @ Tatbung [The Sangai Express]

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 Jiribam , Oct 16 : Troops of 22 Assam Rifles during a frisking drive at Tatbung Outpost along NH-37 seized 540 cases of Indian made foreign liquor worth Rs 14 lakhs from an Imphal bound truck (MN-06T/0263), reports our Jiribam Correspondent. The liquor was illegally brought in by one Premjit (43) s/o Tomba of Lamlong […]

Four-day Adventure Awareness Training camp kick started @ Mao [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: A four-day adventure awareness training camp jointly organised by MMTA and Mao Tourism Club has kick started at Mao today. With an objective to give awareness to the youths living in tourism potential areas, the camp is being organised under the aegis of Regional Director NE Indiatourism of Ministry of Tourism, Government […]

Meritorious student feted [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 16: Nupi Khunai, Liwa Road Bokul Makhong has feted Maibam Valentina Chanu who secured first class first in the 4th semester examination of MSc Biochemistry conducted by Manipur University. A reception ceremony to honour the meritorious student, who has won Kangjam ongbi Nungshina Memorial Gold Medal, was organised at YMDA ground today. Social […]

Sekmai villagers rally against inclusion of their villages to proposed Sadar Hills district [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 16: Thousands of people today carried out a mass rally against the inclusion of some villages under Sekmai assembly constituency to the proposed Sadar Hills district.

The rally started from two different locations of Phayeng and Khurkhul, and later converged at Lamsang.

However, the rally was disrupted by the police at Lamsang Bazar while proceeding towards the Chief Minister’s Bungalow for submitting a memorandum.

Later, some representatives of Land Protection Committee of Sekmai Assembly Constituency were chosen to submit the memorandum to the Chief Minister urging him to exclude the villages of Senjam Chirang, Senjam Khunou, Awang Sekmai, Phayeng, Tairenpokpi, Khurkhul, Kadangband, Kangchup and Koutruk under Sekmai assembly constituency from the purview of the formation of proposed Sadar Hills district.

The committee had also earlier submitted a representation to the chairman of Re-organization of Administrative and Police District Boundaries in this issue.

The people who took part in the rally strongly resented the inclusion of some Sekmai villages to the proposed Sadar Hills district and urged the authorities concerned to take the right decision for resolving the crisis.

Source: Imphal Free Press

NPF answers O Joy communal slur on it terming the comment as unfortunate [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, Oct 16 (Newmai News Network): The Manipur unit of Naga People’s Front (NPF) said today that the comment of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) leader O Joy on the former party was unfortunate.

On Friday, one of the local dailies in Imphal had quoted O Joy as saying,” NPF is a communal party and that the Nagaland government and the NSCN-IM are behind it.”

Reacting to O Joy’s comment today, Manipur unit NPF general secretary Kho John said, “Wind of change is sweeping across many parts of the world thereby putting an end to oppression and suppression. Tyrannical and autocratic rules are drastically getting subdue from peoples particularly in the Middle East and West Asian countries.

“To New Delhi and the world, North-East India seems to be a remote and sensitive region, but to many experts, it is not without its potentiality and importance. Taking this particular issue as most vital, the Naga Peoples’ Front was formed so as to vouch for a common platform in the region and struggle together for a common destiny of its people for progress and prosperity through regional ideals”.

The Manipur unit NPF then stated that the expansion of this fledging and vibrant regional political party is just to consolidate for a common platform for the Nagas as well as for the region and strive together for a change in the region by promoting peace and understanding and to develop socio-economic and cultural values in all fronts by jointly protecting and respecting each others’ rights and aspirations.

It is in this backdrop that the expansion of NPF in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur is being welcome by all particularly by the South Nagas. In this regards, the NPF Manipur State unit assures other likeminded political parties of the region that, the NPF will go beyond mere electoral politics to broaden the relationship among the indigenous peoples through inter political party dialogue, the NPF said today.

“However, it is to the surprised of the NPF Manipur state unit to come across in the local dailies of Imphal papers, in which one highly respected and veteran politician and a hardcore regionalist leader, O. Joy Singh has been repeatedly saying that, ‘NPF is a communal party and that Nagaland government and NSCN-IM are behind it’. The repeated comment made by him is very unfortunate and unbecoming of him as he’s been one of the senior most parliamentarians of the state.

The NPF expect a better gesture from a parliamentarian like him so that the party can also look upon him as regionalist guardian cutting across ethnic line. Besides, we also feel that the minds of the innocent masses should not be misguided or incited further with such comments in this deeply volatile and fragile ethnic divided state like Manipur,” the NPF said.

The NPF Manipur State Unit then said it also likes to clarify once and for all that the NPF is purely a regional political party with the approval of the Election Commission of India and within the framework of the Indian Constitution. As per the party’s provision and purview, it can be expanded across the region or country like any other political parties of the region or country. “Lastly, the NPF clarifies that, it has no nexus or link whatsoever with any underground or groups outside the Indian Constitution,” it said.

Source: Imphal Free Press

MC Mary Kom, Sh Sarjubala bag gold medals in boxing nationals [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 16: Led by five times world champion MC Mary Kom, Manipur clinched two gold medals, one silver and a bronze in the 12th Senior Women national Boxing Championship. With a competition total of 22 points Manipur secured the overall runners-up title as Haryana eves claimed the champions crown with 34 points.

The last day of the championship saw Mary Kom cruise to a 13-9 victory over Pinky Jingra of Haryana to wrest the 51 kg title with Sh Sarjubala bagging the other yellow metal with a hard-fought 36-24 win over Krishna Thapa of Madhya Pradesh in the 48 kg showdown.

Mary Kom was also adjudged the championshp’s best boxer with the best loser honour going to Pinky Jingra.

E Memthoi, the other finalist from Manipur,  stumbled at the last hurdle following a 17-9 defeat to Jenny of Mizoram in the 69 kg class final.

L Jamuna Chanu was the bronze medal winner having reached the semifinals in the 57 kg category.

Source: The Sangai Express

 

Joint deliberation session by womenfolk on highway blockade mooted from Oct 20, Ibobi meets Sonia on blockade Possibility of medical oxygen running low not ruled out, drugs on move [The Sangai Express]

 IMPHAL, Oct 16 : On account of the record-breaking highway bloc- kades, the possibility of medical oxygen exhausting cannot be ruled out entirely though it is not acute any more. 

However, following the Government’s assurance to compensate for the drugs set afire by blockade supporters, drug companies have started dispatching medicine to the State.

A high-ranking official of Health Department informed The Sangai Express that the existing stock of medical oxygen is not at all assuring in view of the prolonged blockade though the stock has improved considerably.

The stock available 10 days back has been divided into two groups. One for use in normal situation which would last for 8/9 days, and  another for use in emergency situation which would last for 25 days.

Shija Hospitals and Research Institutes’ Mana- ging Director Dr Palin informed that the oxygen stock available in their hospital is not very healthy.

As for JNIMS, one official said that the stock position of oxygen could not be figured exactly, today being a holiday.

Likewise, no exact information could not culled about the stock position of oxygen at RIMS.

On the other hand, drug companies which refused to send drugs to Manipur subsequent upon burning of  four trucks carrying drugs at Oinamlong along Imphal-Jiribam highway last month have changed their stand.

The drug companies have started sending drugs to the State following assurance of the State Government to compensate     them.

The official further conjectured that the current stock of drugs might be 80 per cent of the total capacity.

Source: The Sangai Express

Delhi cops probe PLA-Maoists links [The Sangai Express]

New Delhi, Oct 16 : The Delhi Police are continuing their investigation of the two high-ranking cadres of banned Peoples Liberation Army with the Maoists arrested here on October 1.

The police found out during interrogation that the two arrested PLA cadres Dilip Singh and Arun Singh were in the city to provide logistical support to the Maoists.

“We have found that PLA and Maoists have formed a strategic united front against the government in a joint memorandum they signed in 2008. Under this both groups will support each other against the government,” said N Aggarwal, Special Commissioner, Delhi Police.

Joint training camps of PLA and Maoists are held in Myanmar and funding and equipment are also provided to them.

Both these groups have established links with J and K terror outfits.

It is not the first time that the Maoists link with Northeast militants has come to light. In February this year, three ULFA cadres were arrested from Maoist camps.

Several reports have indicated that Maoists have established links with Paresh Baruah, the commander in chief of ULFA.

A few months ago Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also talked about increasing Maoist presence in the region.

Experts consider these developments as a cause of concern as they believe that the main reason for the alliance is to procure Chinese arms through the Northeast route to instigate violence in the region.

Source: The Sangai Express