Daily News Digest: The Sangai Express – 19 October 2011

District demand under consideration: Ibobi [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18 : Chief Mi-nister Okram Ibobi has reiterated that the Government is considering the demand for upgrading Sadar Hills to a full fledged district. The Chief Minister was speaking at the reception function of ADC Members elected unopposed from Senapati and Ukhrul autonomous district councils at District Council Bhavan, Sangakpham here today. Responding […]

State films on award list – International Film Festival of India 2011 [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18: One feature film and two non-feature films from the State have been selected for the Indian panorama section of International Film Festival of India 2011. The jury for feature films,  headed by renowned filmmaker Sai Paranjpe selected 23 films out of the total 118 eligible entries for IFFI 2011. Manipuri digital feature […]

‘Total recall’ commemorates 1st sitting of assembly [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18: The Manipur People’s Party commemorated the first sitting of Manipur State Assembly on this day in 1948 with re-newed pledge to mitigate suffering of the people. Attending the comme-moration function organis- ed by the regional political party at its office premises today as the chief guest, for-mer Deputy Chief Minister Dr L […]

80,000 Security Forces for States polling [The Sangai Express]

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New Delhi, Oct 18: Around 80,000 paramilitary personnel, apart from state policemen, would be deployed during the multi-phased Assembly elections in five states early next year. The Election Commission has asked the Home Ministry to get ready to provide 700 to 800 companies (70,000-80,000 person- nel) of paramilitary forces to be deployed in Uttar Pra-desh, […]

IM-ZUF clash [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18: an en-counter between suspected cadres of NSCN (IM) and Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) broke out at a Tamen-glong district area today. According to a reliable source, the shoot-out took place from around 5 am at a dense forest near Guiteng Chingkao, which is about 2 kilometres west of Khou-pum Dam under Tameng- […]

Sadar Hills: KSO pleas for sanity [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18 : The Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) has appealed to all sections of the society not to view the Sadar Hills dis-trict issue in communal perspectives. In a press release, the KSO stated that any issue concerning the political aspiration of a community no matter how legitimate or ge-nuine the case might be, […]

State ombudsmen on MGNREGS remain incapacitated [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18: Ombud-smen appointed by the State Government to close-ly monitor implementation of the UPA’s flagship pro-gramme MGNREGS  remain incapacitated, unable to serve their basic purpose. The quasi-judicial posts of ombudsman established in all districts of the State have turned out to be flops. Lack of necessary staff and infrastructure are the prime factors […]

Popular singer late Nongmaithem Pahari remembered on his fifth death anniversary [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18 : Popular singer late Nongmaithem Pahari was fondly remembered today on his fifth death anniver-sary at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound. The commemorative function organised by the Nong-maithem Pahari Memorial Trust was graced by Lalit Kala Akademi awardee Thoidingjam Tombi as chief guest and president of the Trust B Jayentakumar Sharma as president. […]

IGNTU students to continue stir [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Welfare (IGNTUSW) has said that it will continue its agitation as the authority concerned has failed to fulfil its demands within October 17.  According to a press release of the union, the students of IGNTU-RCM has been democratically drawing attention of the University authority to solve […]

‘Kuki traditional lands should not be encroached in alternative arrangement : KSO-GHQ’ [The Sangai Express]

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Imphal, Oct 18: The Kuki Students’ Organisation-general headqurters ( KSO-GHQ) says the Kukis do not mind the “ Alternative Arrangement” for Nagas within the state of Manipur, but the arrangement should not encroach upon the traditional lands of the Kukis and due regard should be given to the community’s customs, land rights and traditions.  The […]

Body on election – ‘People’s Campaign for Assembly Election 2012, Manipur Chapter’ formed [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18: A group christened, People’s Campaign for Assembly Election 2012: Deciding our Destiny, Manipur chapter, was launched at Khwairamband bazar, Imphal today. A small group of concerned citizens, men and women, old and young took an oath of allegiance to initiate the campaign in the State, said a press release. The campaign was […]

Patta for 188 religious structures [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 18 : Acting on the Supreme Court’s order to dismantle all religious structures built in public places, the State Government has decided to issue pattas to 188 religious structures. An official source informed that the Government has decided to issue pattas to 188 religious structures out of 415 such structures built in public […]

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