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Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 23 October 2011

SHDDC solicits support from titular King [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 22: Unable to attain the demand for Sadar Hills district despite of months of agitations, the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has today submitted a memorandum to the titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba praying for his support to the demand. The representatives of SHDDC, namely president Ngamkhohao Haokip and general secretary […]

KSO asserts respect and not communal hatred needed for survival [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22 (Newmai News Network): Stating that any political agenda of the government directed along communal lines would spell their (Meiteis, Nagas and Kukis) doom, Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO) said it is on this ground that the students’ body is apprehensive of the move for ‘alternative arrangement’ for Nagas within Manipur state which, in […]

Mutual respect key to peaceful co-existence in state says Awangbou [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 22: The “IX Indigenous Brothers’ Meet, 2011” was held today at Rupmahal Theatre, B.T road, Imphal organized by the League of the Fourth World People Kangleipak, North-Eastern Region of India. A two day seminar on the “Indigenous Legendary Tales (Folk Tales) of all communities of Kangleipak (Manipur)” which will continue till October 23 […]

Armed miscreants torch excavator, bull dozer before pushing down another bull dozer down the gorge [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 22: Some armed miscreants torched an excavator and a bull dozer while another bull dozer was pushed down the gorge during the wee hour today in Tamenglong district. According to police sources the incident occurred around 1 am when heavily armed individuals came to a labour camp situated in between Dailong and Tamenglong […]

Unity can bring solution to state issues says AMTU [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22 (NNN): Stressing that the Nagas will need the Meiteis and the Kukis and vice versa to bring a regional political solution, the All Manipur Tribal Union  said it is only a matter of misunderstanding and frustration that bring hatred due to manipulative temptation which can be solved through reconciliation and ethical parleys. […]

NEC planning advisor inspects development projects in state [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Planning advisor of Northeastern Council (NEC), J Lhungdim has arrived at Imphal today to overview various development projects and schemes undertaken by the state government with the funding from NEC. Soon after his arrival to the state, the planning advisor visited ISBT, Imphal accompanied by chief engineer of PWD and officials of […]

Zeliangrong bodies extend support to ANSAM agitation; warn to intensify agitation [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 22: Several Zeliangrong civil organizations today declared to fully co-operate with the ongoing agitation of the All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) in all Naga inhabited areas in protest against the failure of the centre to materialize UNC’s demand for “Alternative Arrangement”. The civil bodies further threatened to intensify its agitation until the […]

Village committee demonstrates to spread climate change awareness [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 22: The Village Women Co-ordinating Committee, Kachi Khul Lamsang a/c today organized its first demonstration cum awareness programme demanding action from the government regarding climate change. The demonstration titled ‘Malemgi Meisha Hengatlukpa amasung Aying Asha Hengatlakpa’ was observed at the community hall, Kachi village today. Informing media persons during the demonstration, W Prabha […]

Manipur District Council teachers hold sit-in-protest, submit memorandum to Governor [Imphal Free Press]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: All Manipur District Council Teachers’ Association today staged a sit-in-protest at Thangmeiband Lilashing Khongnangkhong and also submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Manipur demanding immediate release of pending arrears and implementation of pension scheme. Speaking to mediapersons today during the sit-in-protest, secretary general of All Manipur District Council Teachers’ Association, Letkhosei […]

Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 23 October 2011


Ibobi advocates need-based development [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: Poin-ting out that the process of economic planning for ba-lanced growth was not an easy task for a vast and va-ried country of India, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh  stated that the process of planning should be aimed at providing need-based development for each reg-ion in a manner that would strengthen […]

CM to inaugurate Chakpi bridge on October 24 [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Feared for its turbulence and un-predictable nature for decades, crossing the Chakpi river at Serou section will pose no such threats as the longest bridge in Manipur is all set for inauguration on October 24 by the Chief Mi-nister Okram Ibobi Singh. At 253.35 metres the Chakpi Bridge will be the longest […]

Govt seals power agreement – Tipaimukh Multipurpose Project [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22 : A promoters’ agreement for the 1500 MW power capacity Tipaimukh Multipurpose Project was signed between the State Govt and the NHPC in presence of Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chief Minister O Ibobi. According to a source, the agreement was signed by Principal Secretary (Power) LP Golmei on behalf […]

Workshop on poll expenditure [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22 : The Election Commission of India would be organising a workshop on effective monitoring of poll related expenditures ahead of the Legisla- tive Assembly elections of which the exact schedules are likely to be announced in the first week of December. A reliable source infor-med that the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections […]

ADC teachers protest Government apathy [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Decrying alleged indifferent attitude of the Government members of All Manipur District Council Teachers’ Association staged protest demonstration at Thangmeiband Road near THAU ground, today. Interacting with newspersons on the sideline of the agitation, Association president L Daihrii said members of the Association were constrained to stage the protest as repeated reminders […]

Blockades suicidal : Gaikhangam [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: The on-going protracted highway blockade and counter bloc-kade for and against Sadar Hills district would be suicidal for all communities of Manipur, stated MPCC president Gaikhangam. speaking at a political workers’ convention at Me-kola public ground organised by Naoriya Pa-khanglakpa Block Mahila Congress Committee, he said the term ‘indefinite’ attached to any […]

Public meet dissects The Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act (MLR & LR Act) [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: The Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act (MLR & LR Act) was deliberated at length during a public mee-ting held today at MDU Hall here under the aegis of MLR &LR Act Demand Committee. Many speakers who addressed the gathering obse- rved that the MLR & LR Act which is enforced […]

SHDDC pleads to titular king [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: The Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has pleaded to titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba to in-tervene in resolving the vexed issue of Sadar Hills district. Meanwhile, the Information Centre for Hill Areas Manipur (ICHAM) has appealed to both the SHDDC and the UNC to lift the highway blockades in view of the […]

Weak bridge disrupting supply, says Biren [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (CAF&PD) Minister N Biren has informed that many Imphal-bound goods carriers are stranded near Silchar town due to presence of a weak bridge on the route. Inaugurating a two-day seminar organised as a part of the 9th Indigenous Brothers’ Meet at Rupmahal Theatre today, the Minister […]

General strike affects normal life in Naga areas [The Sangai Express]

October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 22: Normal life in four hill districts of Manipur on Saturday affected due to a three-day total bandh enforced by All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur ( ANSAM) to air their voice against the failure of  Government of India to take up concrete action regarding ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas outside the Government of […]

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SHDDC solicits support from titular King [Imphal Free Press]

Representatives of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee submitting memorandum to the titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba at the Royal Palaces, Imphal Saturday.

Representatives of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee submitting memorandum to the titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba at the Royal Palaces, Imphal Saturday.

IMPHAL, October 22: Unable to attain the demand for Sadar Hills district despite of months of agitations, the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has today submitted a memorandum to the titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba praying for his support to the demand.

The representatives of SHDDC, namely president Ngamkhohao Haokip and general secretary Tonghen Kipgen, president of Sadar Hills Kings’ Forum, Chingsei, president of Kuki Women’s Union, Rose Mangsi Haokip, members of women’s societies and village chiefs of Sadar Hills met King Leishemba at the Royal Palace, Imphal this afternoon.

The memorandum submitted to the King mentioned that the central and state government has been suppressing the demand for Sadar Hills for more than 40 years.  The Sadar Hills people have been deprived of the benefits of a full-fledged district.

It is also mentioned that the people of Manipur have failed to remember the history of the last few centuries which was a true symbol of unity in diversity. The people of Sadar Hills seem to have lost justice at the hands of Indian democracy which has posed serious threat to the traditional relations.

It is also their duty to fight for justice, rights and recognitions through unrelenting struggle in all forms as deserved by traditional and constitutional principles, the memorandum stated.

The SHDDC also urged upon the people for tolerance and justice to be done upon the people of Sadar Hills.

King Leishemba stated that the demand for Sadar Hills is quite rightful, but their demand has been neglected by the government for many years.

He is just the titular King with no power to exercise upon the people. However, he will render utmost support to the demand for Sadar Hills district, Leishemba asserted.

He further appealed to the state government to expedite the process of resolving the Sadar Hills issue before any untoward incident happens in the state.

The titular King will also visit the Sadar Hills area and have interactions with the people on this issue soon.

Source: Imphal Free Press

KSO asserts respect and not communal hatred needed for survival [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, Oct 22 (Newmai News Network): Stating that any political agenda of the government directed along communal lines would spell their (Meiteis, Nagas and Kukis) doom, Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO) said it is on this ground that the students’ body is apprehensive of the move for ‘alternative arrangement’ for Nagas within Manipur state which, in the context of the current situation, the political history of Manipur, terminology and coverage, is unquestionably communal in nature.

The KSO had already clearly stated that the Sadar Hills Distict Demand Committee’s (SHDDC) demand is not communal in nature, but some Naga bodies and the state government are intent on making it a communal issue leading to outrages communal statements being leveled against the Kuki community which KSO has taken very seriously, necessitating a clarification on ‘communal lines’ by it, stated the KSO today.

“The state government is squarely to be blamed. Autonomous District Council (ADC) election was held for the Sadar Hills ADC. However, after the ADC was formed, the people of Sadar Hills were appalled to find that their ‘district’ had turned out to be ‘Senapati and we had a unique situation where two ADCs existed in a single district”, said KSO.

It said the state government must remember that it had conducted a successful election exercise with the support of the people of the district and that appropriate administrative structure should be in place and democratic governance and the rule of law should normally follow suit.

KSO also said,  “It would be pointless to debate about our origin or uniqueness unless we are discussing anthropology or genetic science or demography”, etc.

Saying that as far the political rights are concerned, the Kukis had fought against a world power (British) to maintain their political control/supremacy in this part of the world and added that the majority Meiteis of the plains too had done the same on separate/earlier occasion.

“All these three communities have survived together for centuries till today. Unless we have a healthy respect for one another, communal hatred will destroy us all, not any outside force. And any political agenda of the government directed along communal lines would spell our doom. It is on this ground that KSO is apprehensive of the move for’ alternative arrangement’ for Nagas within the state which, in the context of the current situation, the political history of Manipur, terminology and coverage, is unquestionably communal in nature”, KSO added.

Source: Imphal Free Press

Mutual respect key to peaceful co-existence in state says Awangbou [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 22: The “IX Indigenous Brothers’ Meet, 2011” was held today at Rupmahal Theatre, B.T road, Imphal organized by the League of the Fourth World People Kangleipak, North-Eastern Region of India.

A two day seminar on the “Indigenous Legendary Tales (Folk Tales) of all communities of Kangleipak (Manipur)” which will continue till October 23 was also inaugurated during the meet.

Speaking as the chief guest, CAF & PD, minister-N. Biren, expressed his optimism on the endeavour taken up by the league to help improve the complex situation of the state to a more peaceful and advanced society. He stressed the need for widespread observation of similar programmes at various corners of the state especially allowing mass participation of students to help understand the history and origin of the state better.

The minister further warned the people to be alert of some forces planning to disintegrate the state by demanding the so called “Alternative Arrangement” and disrupting normal life imposing various forms of agitations.

He appealed to all sections of the society to set aside issues based on a single community and to strive for a common goal.

Delivering his guest of honuor speech, Tamei MLA, Awangbou Newmai, said that the mutual respect is the only key in order to bring peace and sense of oneness in the state.

He appealed the people to preserve and uphold the indigenous cultures of the ethnic communities.

The programme was attended by Hungyo Meera Tangkhul and NL. Isaac Aimol, vice president of the League as the guest of honour. While the league president, Phoujairung Thaimei presided over the function.

Prof. Y. Mohindro Singh, chaired the meet as the moderator of the first day of the seminar.

Source: Imphal Free Press

Armed miscreants torch excavator, bull dozer before pushing down another bull dozer down the gorge [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 22: Some armed miscreants torched an excavator and a bull dozer while another bull dozer was pushed down the gorge during the wee hour today in Tamenglong district.

According to police sources the incident occurred around 1 am when heavily armed individuals came to a labour camp situated in between Dailong and Tamenglong district, Tamenglong police station.

The sources further informed that the armed individuals on reaching the place fired several rounds in the air without any warning and called out all the labours from inside the camp.

The labours were made to lie down facing the ground while the miscreants collected the keys to the machines. Subsequently, they turned on the engine of the bull dozers and forced it down the gorge while an excavator (JCB JS-200) and another bull dozer (D-50) were set ablaze after its engines failed to start, further revealed the sources.

The police also informed to have recovered 5 fired cartridge of AK assault rifle along with one misfired cartridge and a hand grenade with its safety pin intact.

It has been further informed that the earth moving machineries were currently engaged in widening of Tamenglong to Tamei sub-division into double lane.

The motive behind the attack could not be ascertained as no individuals or organization involved in the arson have claimed responsibility.

Source: Imphal Free Press

Unity can bring solution to state issues says AMTU [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, Oct 22 (NNN): Stressing that the Nagas will need the Meiteis and the Kukis and vice versa to bring a regional political solution, the All Manipur Tribal Union  said it is only a matter of misunderstanding and frustration that bring hatred due to manipulative temptation which can be solved through reconciliation and ethical parleys.

AMTU said it believes that every organization has its common objective of development and it logically must be civilization. Unity is the essence of fraternity and it comes only when there is respect and honour to one another irrespective of both great and meek, AMTU added.

Meanwhile, raising question on fratricidal killing between ZUF and NSCN or between any insurgent group, it said as the days are not far away that every community will need each other as the whole world has become a single global village at this age of knowledge.

Source: Imphal Free Press