ISTV Imphal English News – 20 October 2011

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Daily News Digest : Hueiyen Lanpao – 20 October 2011

Manipur Police celebrates 119th Raising Day, ‘the overall security scenario is still a matter of concern’ [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Imphal, October 19: Commemorating 119 years of glorious existence since its raising as the State Military Police in 1892, the Manipur Police today celebrated its Raising Day function at the 1st Battalion MR Parade Ground today. Speaking on the occasion, Gurbachan Jagat, the Governor of Manipur said that throughout its existence the Manipur Rifles has […]

ANSAM announces total bandh [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Imphal, October 19: Decrying the alleged failure of the Government of India to intervene over the demand for ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas in Manipur raised by UNC, ANSAM has announced a series of agitation with effect from October 21. In a statement issued by its Publicity Cell, ANSAM said, ”we will be firstly observing a […]

UNC challenges ADC members [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Imphal, Oct 19: The United Naga Council (UNC) on Wednesday dared the Autonomous District Council (ADC) members to come in the hill districts of Manipur and campaign for the upcoming polls to the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly which is likely to be held in February next year. A sit-in-protest cum public meeting was organized against the […]

ZUF warns NSCN-IM [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal Oct,19: The militant outfit Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) alleged today that around 50 cadres of NSCN-IM swooped down and attacked a hide-out of ZUF early morning of Tuesday. “The blood thirsty Hebron heroes came and attacked the ZUF on Tuesday morning at Nongadang village under Khoupum block, Tamenglong district where a gun battle ensued between […]

ADC’s fund should not be misused: Lhukhosei Zou [Huieyen Lanpao]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 19: The huge amount of funds sanctioned through the ADC members for the development process should not be misused at any cost whatsoever, stated Lhukhosei Zou, Chairman, ADC, Chandel. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 5th Kut cum Block Sports Meet, 2011, Khengjoi Block, held at Khengjoi ground on Tuesday last, Lhukhosei Zou […]

Tribal University to continue stir [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 19: Raising their voice against ‘the indifferent attitude’ of their university authority, the students’ organization of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Regional Campus Manipur has threatened to continue with their agitation saying they would even opt for the ‘most extreme way’. The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Welfare (IGNTUSW), Regional Campus Manipur […]

5th Public Hearing on District Re-organisation, ‘Exclude South Spt from Sadar Hills’ [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 19: The 5th Public Hearing on the Re-organisation of Administrative and Police Boundaries (CRAPB) was held at the conference hall of the Chief Secretary’s office, Old Secretariat today. The Southern Senapati Naga village Council has pressed for the exclusion of southern Senapati in the proposed Sadar hills District at the public meeting which was […]

Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 20 October 2011

 

Naga body’s rider heckles support for Sadar Hills [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: While statements in support of de-claring Sadar Hills as a full-fledged district was clearly overwhelming, a Senapati-based Naga body raised strong objection against the creation of the new revenue district in addi-tion to asserting that carv- ing out the district out of Naga-inhabited areas will tantamount to transgres-sion of not only the […]

Manipur Police celebrate raising day anniversary [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19 : A grand parade  commemorating the 119th raising day of Mani-pur Police was celebrated today at 1st Bn Manipur Ri-fles parade ground. Governor Gurbachan Ja-gat attended the commemo- rative function as chief guest and received salutes given by march past contingents. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, Ministers, MLAs and high-ranking civil and poli-ce […]

Delhi goons attack Save Sharmila campaign [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Delhi/Imphal, Oct 19 : A public meeting held today at the campus of Delhi University in solidarity to Irom Chanu Sharmila’s campaign for repealing the draconian Armed Forces’ (special Powers) Act 1958 was attacked by suspected Hindu right wing activists. Jan Karwan, flagged off by social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay awardee Sandeep Pandey […]

Abandoned infant handed over to Social Welfare Department [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19 : A newly born infant who was under-going treatment in JNIMS children ward has been handed over to Social Welfare Department. The infant abandoned in Lamphel area was picked up by a team of Lamphel Police at about 9.30 am of October 11 and brought to JNIMS. The infant suspected to have […]

BJP team to present Manipur case to PM [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: Central and State leaders of Bhara-tiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet the Prime Minister on October 21 during which in-conveniences faced by the people as a consequence of the ongoing economic bloc-kade and escalation of pri- ces of essential commodi-ties would be highlighted, said Manipur Pradesh BJP president Sh Shantikumar sharma. Addressing […]

Centre’s inaction irks ANSAM [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 19: Irked with the Central Govern-ment’s failure to take up any visible initiative regarding intervention on the ‘alterna-tive arrangement’ outside the Government of Mani-pur, All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) is set to launch agitation from October 21. A statement issued by its Publicity Cell said, “We will be firstly observing a three […]

ZUF blames NSCN-IM incursion for shoot-out [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal Oct, 19: The mi-litant outfit Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) alleged today that around 50 cadres of NSCN-IM swooped down and attacked a hide-out of ZUF on early morning of Tuesday. “The blood thirsty Heb-ron heroes came and attac- ked the ZUF on Tuesday morning at Nongadang village under Khoupum block, Tamenglong district where a […]

ADC employees to stage protest [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 19: All Ma-nipur District Council Tea- chers Association is set to stage sit-in-protests, in all the six ADCs of the State in pursuit of its demands, on October 20.  The association will also stage a joint sit-in-protest in Imphal on October 22, said a press release. It may be mentioned that the association […]

Integrated Check Post (ICP) on Indo Myanmar boundary – Construction work likely to begin before elections [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: Cons-truction of Integrated Check Post (ICP) on Indo-Myanmar boundary is likely to begin before the elec-tions scheduled early next year. The Government of India has been planning to build 13 ICPs along its international borders. The other areas identified for building ICPs in- clude Swanku and Rakaul on Indo-Nepal border, Atari in […]

Government Employees’ pay to be drawn and disbursed with effect from October 20 in view of Ningol Chakkouba [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19 : In view of the ensuing Ningol Chak-kouba festival, the Finance Commissioner has issued an order which said that pay and allowances of all Gover-nment employees includ- ing Gazetted officers for the month of October may be drawn and disbursed with effect from October 20. Pay of Work Charged/Casual Muster Roll establishment […]

Trio penalised for throwing dirt, filth and rubbles at a public place [The Sangai Express]

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 IMPHAL, Oct 19: Three persons were penalised by Judicial Magistrate 1st Class (JM1C) Imphal East for throwing dirt, filth and rubbles at a public place in New Checkon area today. It may be mentioned that the Imphal East district police have been putting in effort to keep the district clean in association with youth clubs, […]

Imphal Municipal Council instructs eatery shops of the city to maintain cleanliness [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: Imphal Municipal Council has instructed eatery shops of the city to maintain cleanliness while selling eatables and sweets for Diwali and Ningol Chakkouba festivals.  The eatables must be covered with cloth or plastic sheets and must not be touched with hands while serving to the customers, it advised. Those eatery shops which […]

ZSU-Barak Valley urges not to hike prices of essential commodities [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 19: Zelian-grong Students’ Union, Barak Valley has urged all the shopkeepers of Barak, Nungba and Noney areas not to hike prices of es-sential commodities by taking advantage of the economic blockade, reports our Jiribam Correspondent. It also urged the shopkeepers to sell goods at reasonable rates during such a crucial juncture to foster […]

Sandar wood seized [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 19: 31 Assam Rifles apprehended three persons with 66 kgs of sandar wood yesterday.  They have been identified as Shangkhogin (49) s/o Langaou, Y Chan (42) s/o LY Ningthemjao and K Ashok Kumar (42) s/o Kalimuthy of Moreh Ward No 7. They have been handed over to Forest and Wildlife Department, said a […]

Book – ‘Chingu Lai Kongba Maru’ written by Luwangcha Ningthemjao released [The Sangai Express]

October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: A book titled, Chingu Lai Kongba Maru, written by Luwangcha Ningthemjao was released at Sana Konung Uttra Sanglen today. Chief guest of the releasing function, Titular King of Manipur, Leishemba Sanajaoba released the book. HERICOUN president Rev Rehang Chothe, Sanamahi Temple Board president Amar Machang, Sanamahi Thougal Lup president Oinam Menjor, Meiraba […]

UNMM urges to end blockade [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 19: United NGOs Mission Manipur (UNMM) has urged all the organisations which are imposing different blockades to call it off at the earliest. Saying that it recognises the aspirations of the organisations which are imposing blockades UNMM added that the people of Manipur are suffering with unaffordability of the essential commodities like medicines […]

Naga body’s rider heckles support for Sadar Hills [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 19: While statements in support of de-claring Sadar Hills as a full-fledged district was clearly overwhelming, a Senapati-based Naga body raised strong objection against the creation of the new revenue district in addi-tion to asserting that carv- ing out the district out of Naga-inhabited areas will tantamount to transgres-sion of not only the existing demography but will have far reaching consequences.

In what could be descri-bed as one of the most out- rageous statements presented at a public hearing of the Committee on Reorganisation of Administrative and Police district Boundaries, representatives of  So- uthern Senapati Naga Village Council questioned an- tecedents of the Kuki tribe settled in Manipur.

Speaking to newsper-sons after deposing at the fourth public hearing of the Committee today Council president Marikiu John affirmed that Kukis should first reassess their origins rather than embarking of a campaign for Sadar Hills district.

Stating that the Council vehemently opposed the demand being spearheaded by the Sadar Hills District-hood Demand Committee, Marikiu affirmed that even if the demand is conceded not an inch of land of the Nagas should be compromised or included to the proposed district.

The Council president al-so cited absence of a naga representative in the SHD-DC as a stumbling block in the creation of Sadar Hills.

The fourth public hearing held at the office cham- ber of the Chief Secretary, who is Chairman of the Government-constituted panel, was also attended by the Director General of Police Y Joykumar, Commissioner (Home) LP Golmei and Link Commissioner S Sunderlal.

In sharp contrast to contention of the Senapati Council, president of Bun-gpi Area Chief Association (Senapati) Paokhai Lup-heng said the Association backing the SHDDC demand reiterated its stand that Kuki-inhabited villag-es in Bungpi area should re- main under Sadar Hills district when the issue is for- malised.

Paokhai reportedly poin-ted out to the Committee members that the police station set up near Maphou Dam should be brought under the ambit of Sadar Hills administration from its pre-sent existence under Imphal East district.

chief of Sadar Joute Village Manglem Changsa, who also interacted with the newspersons convey-ed that village chiefs and chairmen covered by kang-chup SDC Circle Villages handed over a joint statement to the Committee re- affirming support to the demand for a Sadar Hills district.

He highlighted that the joint representation remin-ded the Committee of the former Chief Minister W Ni-pamacha clearly defining  the boundary of Sadar hills with the inclusion of Saikul, Saitu and Kangpokpi blocks, and that the same demarcation should be upheld when Sadar Hills dis- trict is formally announced.

The same stand was reportedly affirmed by Dis- trict council member SD Vaiphei, who said the existing boundary covered by Sadar Hills and the official demarcation as had been defined by the MLR Act 1950 should be preserved.

Representatives of three other organisations, who were supposed to depose before the panel did not appear at the hearing.

According to the joint memorandum handed to the Committee by Chiefs/chairmen of Kangchup SDC Circle villages and Leaders, decision to submit the joint representation was adopt-ed at a special meeting held on September 7, 2011.

It maintained that Sadar Hills district is not an overnight issue but has a long and clear-cut boundaries since its creation in 1971.

We demand not creation of new district or revenue district by altering the bou-ndaries but ‘restoring the full-fledge district without altering the existing boun-daries’, affirmed the joint memorandum while pointing out that villages of Kan- gchup area paying hill hou-se to Kangpokpi sub divi- sion presently Saitu-Gam-phazol sub-division after creation of the new sub-division, testify that land of the villages belong to Kangchup Circle of Saitu Gamphazol sub-division Sadar Hills, Manipur.

Moreover, coverage of the said villages under Outer Manipur Parliamentary election and to be more specific the recently held Sadar Hills ADC election leave no room for debate on authenticity with regard to existence of Kangchup circle villages under Sadar hills, the memorandum added.

Source: The Sangai Express

Manipur Police celebrate raising day anniversary [The Sangai Express]

A women police contingent at the saluting base during the Manipur Police raising day celebration

IMPHAL, Oct 19 : A grand parade  commemorating the 119th raising day of Mani-pur Police was celebrated today at 1st Bn Manipur Ri-fles parade ground.
Governor Gurbachan Ja-gat attended the commemo- rative function as chief guest and received salutes given by march past contingents.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, Ministers, MLAs and high-ranking civil and poli-ce officers were also present at the raising day function.

Inspection of parade and distribution of DGP’s commendations by the chief guest were the main featu-res of the raising day function.

Altogether 18 march past contingents formed by different units of Manipur Police took part in the parade and they were led by Imphal East Additional SP Kamei Angam Romanus as the parade commander.

Later the Governor awar-ded DGP’s commendation to 49 officers and personnel of Manipur Police.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Gurbachan Jagat stated that Manipur Police was raised in 1892 as State Military Police.

Since then, Manipur Police have been serving the people of Manipur with devotion, courage, conviction and professionalism.

In spite of enormous challenges on many fronts of internal security, particularly the insurgency pro- blem which is six decades old, Manipur Police have been able to cope with it despite constraints.

Though Manipur Police have been working in an extremely delicate security en- vironment, they have been able to control the law and order situation and maintain public order.

By conducting intensive counter-insurgency operations, Manipur Police have succeeded in checking UG activities to a great extent in the valley area.

In the hill districts too, area domination by security forces and Manipur police has compelled UG elements, specially the valley outfits to seek refuge in neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh etc, apart from taking shelter in other Sta-tes of the country, the Go- vernor remarked.

Though the overall security scenario is improving, it is still a matter of concern as the general population continue to face threat from various UG groups operating in the State.

The Governor also appealed to all organisations not to use the National Highways, the life lines of the people of Manipur as weapons while urging their demands.

Nevertheless, he observed that adequate steps have been taken up to ensure free movement of vehicles and regular supply of essential commodities to the State by providing security along NH 37 (erstwhile NH 53) in view of the ongoing economic blockade.

Gurbachan also lamented that the shorter and more desired NH 2 (Imphal-Dimapur highway) is yet to be operational.

With the help of the Government of India, Manipur Police have embarked upon a massive expansion and modernisation programme.  Over 10,000 officers and other ranks have been recruited during the last one or two year(s) to meet the shortfall in manpower.

The strength of Manipur Police force has also increased from 15,414 in January 2008 to 24,618 by January, 2011. With funds released from Special Plan Assistance and Modernisation of State Police Forces, Manipur Police have achieved significant improvement in its infrastructure.

For extra vigilance, 28 CCTV cameras have been installed in Raj Bhavan and another 27 CCTV cameras in the Chief Minister’s official residence.

Manipur Police have also been working to install around 100 CCTV cameras on bazar area of Imphal city, Gurbachan stated.

He further informed that eight mechanised country boats have been procured out of which six would be deployed in Loktak lake and the other two in Barak river.

Taking serious note of the reports about some police personnel taking the law into their own hands or having links with undesirable elements, the Governor asserted that such elements should be weeded out rigorously so that reputation of the Manipur Police is held high.

DGP Y Joykumar stated that Manipur Police was raised by British rulers as Military Police.

Stating that Manipur Police have underwent many changes and developments, the DGP called upon all officers and personnel to strive for further improvement of the police force.

Source: The Sangai Express

Delhi goons attack Save Sharmila campaign [The Sangai Express]

'Save Sharmila Repeal' AFSPA campaigners at New DelhiNew Delhi/Imphal, Oct 19 : A public meeting held today at the campus of Delhi University in solidarity to Irom Chanu Sharmila’s campaign for repealing the draconian Armed Forces’ (special Powers) Act 1958 was attacked by suspected Hindu right wing activists.

Jan Karwan, flagged off by social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay awardee Sandeep Pandey from Srinagar reached Delhi today. The journey in support of Irom Sharmila is slated to reach Imphal on October 27.

A public meeting was held at the campus of Delhi University, wherein some unruly elements began to hurl tomatoes, potatoes and other items in an apparent attempt to disrupt the gathering.

Student leader Rekha Samom said some of them including herself suffered minor injuries. She said “those who came to attack numbered about 20. They were right wing activists”.

Later, police intervened and prevented the programme to be continued, after which a rally was proposed to be carried out.

Police also detained some student leaders of MSAD (Manipuri Students’ Association, Delhi) and key organizers of the programme.

As some of the student leaders were detained, all those who attended the programme too went to the police station at Patel chest.

After about an hour all of them were released.

Meanwhile, an informed source said about 150 rallyists who reached the national capital from Srinagar were accorded warm welcome by Delhi volunteers of ‘Save Democracy Repeal AFSPA’.

As preparations were being made to continue the rally together about 15 suspected right wing activists wearing black head-bands incribed ‘Bharat Martyrs’ raised objection labelling the rally participants as ‘anti Indians’ along with raising slogans in support of Indian Army and ostracising Manipur.

As a verbal showdown ensued between the Delhi Volunteers of the campaign and the right wing activists the latter’s number swelled to about 30 and nearly culminated to a physical confrontation.

However, arrival of a Delhi police team averted the showdown even as the suspected RSS activists gradually moved away from the scene amid disparaging remarks against the rallyists.

While the attackers were allegedly allowed to disappear some of the Delhi Volunteers were taken into custody by the police before they were eventually released.

Source: The Sangai Express

Abandoned infant handed over to Social Welfare Department [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 19 : A newly born infant who was under-going treatment in JNIMS children ward has been handed over to Social Welfare Department. The infant abandoned in Lamphel area was picked up by a team of Lamphel Police at about 9.30 am of October 11 and brought to JNIMS.

The infant suspected to have been abandoned within 48 hours of birth at a bushy spot was given full treatment at infant care unit of JNIMS children ward before the hospital’s head of paediatrics department Dr Chourajit handed over the kid to Social Welfare Director G Satyabati.

Meanwhile G Satyabati has lauded the Lamphel Police team for their humanitarian act of picking up the abandoned baby and bringing it to JNIMS. She also conveyed gratitude to doctors, nurses and staff of JNIMS children ward.

She further appealed to all parents not to abandon kids in isolated places and asked them to hand over babies to nearest police stations or Social Welfare Department or Child Welfare Committees if they are not in a position to bring up the kids.

The Social Welfare Director also appealed to all the people to inform police, hospitals, Social Welfare Department or Child Line on 1098 if they come across any abandoned or way lost child. She further advised all parents who want to adopt children to follow legal procedures.

Dr Chourajit said that health condition of the abandoned kid has improved remarkably.

When it was brought to the hospital, the baby was suffering from hypothermia caused by insect bites.

Saying that certain parts of the baby’s limbs were missing at the time of birth which is known as phocomelia in medical terminology, Dr Chourajit said that this was no point of concern as such deformities can be corrected when the child has grown up.

Since last year, around five abandoned kids have been successfully treated in JNIMS. These kids were taken by people who wanted to adopt them.

Social Welfare Department later handed over the kid to Shishu Gih children home, Imphal East .

Source: The Sangai Express

BJP team to present Manipur case to PM [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 19: Central and State leaders of Bhara-tiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet the Prime Minister on October 21 during which in-conveniences faced by the people as a consequence of the ongoing economic bloc-kade and escalation of pri- ces of essential commodi-ties would be highlighted, said Manipur Pradesh BJP president Sh Shantikumar sharma.

Addressing a press conference at its Nityaipat Chu- thek office here today, Shantikumar said he along with State vice president Prof N Tiken and secretary Yanglet Haokip will leave Imphal tomorrow to meet central leaders of the party.

Informing that the joint BJP team has a schedule to meet Dr Manmohan Singh at 11 am of october 21, he said demand for dismissal of the SPF Government and im-position of President’s Rule will be among various other issues to be placed for the Prime Minister’s immediate intervention.

In addition to demanding dismissal of the O Ibobi Singh-led Government on account of alleged all-round failure, the BJP delegation will urge the Prime Minister to initiate relevant measures for stopping black- marketing of essential items and arrest of the black-marketers, amicably solve the Sadar Hills issue at the earliest, ensure adequate availa- bility of all essential commodities including petro- leum products and provide special subsidy/suffering subsidy of Rs 30,000 per month to each family of the State as compensation for the suffering endured during economic blockade till the said movement is called off, Shantikumar explained.

He also confided that the State BJP delegation during their stay at the national ca-pital will call on the Chief  Election Commissioner to whom various issues relat-ed to security and free and fair polling in the upcoming assembly elections in Ma-nipur will be presented.

The Chief Election Commissioner will be urged to instal video cameras at all the polling stations along with deployment of central paramilitary force personnel only to ensure the elec- torates exercise their democratic rights without any fear or apprehension, he informed.

Sharing his view on incidents of violence ahead of the assembly polls, the State BJP chief holding the candidates concerned responsible for such acts of anti-democracy also opined that proper guidance and advise to political workers will ensure peaceful campaigning.

He claimed that some candidate aspirants from Thoubal district have suggested that no officials whose relatives are contes-ting the election should be assigned poll-related duties.

Listing deplorable condition of roads in and around the twin capital districts, problem of drinking water faced by the people and hardships being endured by the general public due to the  ongoing economic blockade as some important issues which the Government of Manipur has been allegedly failing to address, Shantikumar prevailed upon the electors to exercise their democratic rights with maturity.

Source: The Sangai Express