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Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 25 October 2011

 

CM inaugurates longest bridge in Manipur [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 24: In a landmark event, the Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh today inaugurated the longest bridge of the state, ‘Serou Bridge’ over the Chakpi river, at Serou, Thoubal. Over 15 thousand people from Sugnu constituency, Thoubal, Chandel and other parts of the state turned up to witness the grand event. A formal […]

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SHDDC talk fails to materialise [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL October 24 : Post talks between the SHDDC and the Chief Minister yesterday, the public hopes that the scheduled talk between the two sides which was supposed to be held today may have a positive outcome fell short. The proposed meeting failed to take place despite the assurance given by SHDDC general secretary Tonghen […]

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HRD ministry approves upgradation of 49 junior high schools to high schools [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 24: Under the initiative of the Union ministry of human resource development, the state education department has decided to upgrade 49 junior high schools to high schools and to further create 294 posts for graduate teachers, 116 posts for laboratory attendant and another 116 post for librarian cum assistants under Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha […]

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State receives solar run fish-dryer from CIFT Cochin [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 24: Dr B Meenakumari, deputy director general (fisheries) ICAR, New Delhi today inaugurated the Solar Fish Dryer at the ICAR Research complex, Lamphelpat. The function was also attended by Dr N Prakash jt director, ICAR Manipur, Dr TK Sirinivasgopal, director CIFT, Cochin and K Sharatkumar, director fisheries Manipur as the president and guests […]

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Moderate turn-out recorded despite boycott call of pending ADC polls [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 24: Elections to 17-Phaibung Khullen district council constituency in Senapati and 3-Chingai district council constituency in Ukhrul have been conducted under tight security arrangement today. The voters’ turnout in the election was moderate despite of  the boycott call from various organizations. The turnout at Phaibung was 63.28 percent while Chingai recorded only 44.71 […]

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Hand grenades found at three different places [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 24: Three hand grenades were found at the residence of three individuals at Naoremthong, Wangjing Tentha and Yairipok Bamon Leikai. The first grenade was found at the residence of Senjam Mani, 55, s/o Paka of Naoremthong Khumanthem Leikai at around 6:15 am today. Mani is the principal of Cosmopolitan High School, Chingkhu. The […]

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Dailong villagers condemn burning of bulldozers [Imphal Free Press]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Villagers of Dailong village in Tamenglong district have strongly condemned the act of burning down two bulldozers and pushing down another dozer into a gorge by some unidentified armed persons in the wee hours of October 22. Speaking to media persons, the convenor of District Protection Joint Forum, G Garailong stated that […]

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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 25 October 2011

SHDDC takes a U turn on talk Govt’s assurance of ‘after election’ fails to cut ice, stir to intensify [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : Even as a Ministerial team was waiting for a dialogue with Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) today, none of the committee members turned up for the scheduled dialogue. Talking to The Sangai Express, SHDDC general secretary Tonghen Kipgen   informed that a meeting of the committee was held today and […]

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JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO further queers pitch [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 24 : Amid economic blockades and bandhs which have already caused serious problem to the state Government and taken a heavy toll on the people of Manipur due to price-hike and scarcity of essential commodities, all the State Government employees under the aegis of  Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Union and […]

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Guardians object grace marks to TET candidates [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : The All Manipur Student Guar-dians’ Organisation has raised strong objection to the Government’s idea of giving 50 per cent grace marks to Teachers Eligi-bility Test (TET) qualified candidates in the recruit-ment of primary teachers. Speaking to media persons today, general secretary of the organisation O Yaima asserted that the Government’s decision […]

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ADC polls held amid UNC objection [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : Amidst the strong objections raised by the United Naga Council (UNC), polling for left out MDC constituencies of Chingai in Ukhrul district and Phaibung Khullen in Senapati district were held today without any unwanted incident. Counting of votes would be done at Imphal DC office complex on October 31. Though Chingai […]

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Vague ‘defence’ clause kicks out child from Sainik School [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : A student who was selected for admission in Sainik School Imphal and subsequently admitted to the school has been thrown out and handed over to his parents under charges and allegations. Angom Malemnganba s/o Angom Joykumar was admitted to Sainik School Imphal in class VI on May 23 this year under […]

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O Ibobi opens Serou bridge, slams door on weak MLAs/ticket seekers Scripts benchmark for Cong ticket [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 : Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh formally inaugurating the Serou Bridge built over the Chakpi river has declared that there is no guarantee that sitting Congress legis-lators will be allotted party tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections. Gracing the bridge inauguration function at Serou as the chief guest, the Chief Minister categorically […]

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Miscreants plant grenades, locals protest [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Different factions of KCP have planted hand grenades at two different places in the past 48 hours. In the first incident, a faction of KCP placed a hand grenade at the gate of a political worker of Wangjing Tentha Assembly Constituency, M Hemanta. The outfit also threatened the political worker not to […]

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Extortionist rounded up @ Yairipok [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24 :A youth who came to extort money from the public by brandishing a hand grenade was rounded up by the local people of Yairipok  Bamon Leikai and handed over to police after some thrashing. The youth identified as Md Ali Akbar (35) of Yairipok Tulihal Mayai Leikai but staying at Hatta Golapati […]

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Solar fish dryer inaugurated [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: A furnace-like equipment for drying fishes and operated from solar energy has been inaugurated at the Lamphelpat complex of Indian council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), NEH Region today. Inauguration of the solar fish dryer was held with Deputy director General (Fisheries) of ICAR, New Delhi Dr B Meenakumari as the chief guest. […]

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Student bodies frame college poll guidelines [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Announcing formation of guidelines for the upcoming students’ union elections, candidate aspirants have been advised to adhere to the rules to avoid penalty, including forced resignation from their respective designations. Framing of the guidelines and election code of conduct was conveyed today at a media briefing attended by functionaries of six student […]

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Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee convenes meeting [The Sangai Express]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 24: Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee, Manipur convened a joint meeting of different Zeliangrong organisations regarding celebration of the festival and related matters at Chingmeirong Rongmei village yesterday. The meeting resolved that the present Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee must continue to work in accordance with the rules and by-laws. It also decided to increase the number […]

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Daily News Digest : Hueiyen Lanpao – 25 October 2011

SHDDC to intensify blockade [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: With the talks between the government and the SHDDC cancelled today as members of the SHDDC failing to turn up as scheduled, the SHDDC has further resolved to continue and intensify the economic blockade. Talks between the government and the SHDDC led by Thakam, VP SHDDC and Tonghen Kipgen, Secretary, SHDDC were […]

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Many condemn bulldozer burning [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: The Dailong Village Authority Court, Tamenglong, the District Protection Joint Forum, Tamenglong, and Liangmai Naga Council, Manipur (LNC-M) have strongly condemned the barbaric act of burning down of a bull dozer and an excavator and another dozer being pushed down the gorge in the morning of October 22. In a statement, Secretary, […]

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UGs arrested [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: A combined team of Imphal West District Police Commandos, 18 Sikh Regiment and 30 Assam Rifles arrested one active member of UNLF from Iroisemba bridge at around 11.30 am yesterday. In a statement, Senior SP of Imphal West District has identified the arrested UG cadre as Thiyam Robin Singh alias Naobi (28) […]

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Delhi conclave resolves to work for Zeliangrong integration [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tamenglong, Oct. 24: The first ever Zeliangrong conclave, “ZELIANGRONG 2011″ was held at New Delhi on the 22nd of October, 2011 under the theme “One People, One vision, One Voice”. The conclave was attended by Zeliangrong elites, youth and student leaders, research scholars and professionals besides the members of the “Zeliangrong Naga” Facebook group, which […]

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Monitoring cell for student’s union election constituted [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: With a view to bring about a free and fair election in the College Students Union’s election 2011-12, AMSU, MSF, DESAM, KSA, SWAK and SUK have formed a Monitoring Cell of the College Students Union Election 2011-12. Speaking at a press conference, Dipanjit, Secretary General, AMSU said that the Monitoring Cell has […]

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50% marks for TET, a hindrance in quality education : AMSGA [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: The Teacher Eligibility Test which was conducted for the recruitment of teachers under the SSA will prove to be a hindrance in trying to bring about quality education in the state, since 50 % weightage for TET is a huge margin, stated O Yaima, Secretary, All Manipur Students Guardians Association (AMSGA). Speaking […]

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CM inaugurates longest bridge of Manipur, frequent change in government hampers development process: O Ibobi [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: Chief Minister O Ibobi inaugurated the longest bridge in Manipur at Serou on the Serou Chakpi River under Thoubal district, today. The 253.35 metres long Serou Bridge was built by the Public Works Department under the Special Plan Assistance (SPA)  funding at an estimated cost of Rs 12 crores. The construction work […]

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Backdoor appointments in Assembly Secretariat [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: Defiling the sanctity of Manipur Legislative Assembly, many staff have been appointed through the backdoor and the appointment orders are being handed over to the appointed staff at their respective residences instead of displaying on the notice board of the Assembly Secretariat, a highly placed source has disclosed. According to the source, […]

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JAC of govt employees begins cease work strike [ Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 24: Amid economic blockades and bandhs which have already caused serious problem to the state Government and its subsequent impact to the people of Manipur due to price-hike and scarcity of essential commodities, all the state employees under the aegis of  Joint Administration Council of All Manipur Trade Union and All Manipur Government […]

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NEPO concerned over blockade impact [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: North East People’s Organisation (NEPO), Manipur Chapter has expressed serious concern over the hardships being faced by the people on account of the prolonged economic blockade of SHDDC and the counter blockade of UNC. In a statement, Convenor of NEPO Manipur Chapter K Chingkham pointed out that it is the common people […]

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3 bomb attacks in one night [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 24: Unidentified armed persons reportedly lobbed hand grenades at the private residences of three people at different places last night. In the first incident, a hand grenade was hurled inside the residential compound of one Senjam Mani Singh (53) at Naoremthong Takyel Khumantham Leikai under Lamphel Police Station at around 11.30 pm of […]

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SHDDC to intensify blockade [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 24: With the talks between the government and the SHDDC cancelled today as members of the SHDDC failing to turn up as scheduled, the SHDDC has further resolved to continue and intensify the economic blockade.
Talks between the government and the SHDDC led by Thakam, VP SHDDC and Tonghen Kipgen, Secretary, SHDDC were held on Oct 23 starting from 9:30 pm and went on till 11:40 pm, where it was decided to continue the meeting today. Coming out of the meeting Tonghen Kiphen talking to media persons had sounded positive raising hopes of some kind of settlement. But all hopes were shattered as the delegation of SHDDC members and various CSOs failed to even turn up for the talks today.

A statement issued to the press jointly signed by Tonghen Kipgen, General Secretary and Ngamkhohao Haokip, President of SHDDC said that even after seven rounds of talks with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur, the Manipur Government could not come up with any concrete decision to inaugurate Sadar Hills as a full-fledged Autonomous District which has been pending for the last 40 years.

The Chief Minister himself has time and again promised before the media that he will solve the problem of Sadar Hills district within two months starting from August amidst hopes and expectations of the Sadar Hills people. However, he has failed to translate his own words into action, the statement said.

It further said that considering all these reasons the SHDDC has finally resolved to continue with the economic blockade along the two National highways with renewed intensity even during election and thereafter. Public rallies within Sadar Hills and general strikes throughout the State will be organised to press the Government for realisation of the demand for Districthood. As decided earlier, all Government functions, election campaigns and all forms of electioneering will to be banned in Sadar Hills.

It earnestly appealed to the people of Manipur and State Level Kut Committee not to organise Kut celebration on the 1st November 2011 and desist from organising the celebration in all the Hill districts of Manipur, particularly in Sadar Hills. It is also regretted that the auspicious occasion of Kut celebration could neither be participated nor organised by the Sadar Hills people in all its solemnity and gaiety.

The press release further expressed its regret to the people of Manipur for causing hardships following the long economic blockade imposed by SHDDC due to mis-governance and indifferent attitude of the State Government toward the people of Sadar Hills for 40 years.

Meanwhile, reports reaching here at Hueiyen Lanpao said that in the meeting which was convened yesterday, the delegates of SHDDC members and various CSOs had demanded the conversion of Sadar Hills into a full fledged district before the coming state assembly elections where the CM responded that it will be done after the election and also proposed to the delegates to sign a MOU with the government in the regard. The response and proposals of the Chief Minister were discussed at an executive meeting held at an unknown place today.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao

 

Many condemn bulldozer burning [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 24: The Dailong Village Authority Court, Tamenglong, the District Protection Joint Forum, Tamenglong, and Liangmai Naga Council, Manipur (LNC-M) have strongly condemned the barbaric act of burning down of a bull dozer and an excavator and another dozer being pushed down the gorge in the morning of October 22.
In a statement, Secretary, Information and Publicity, LNC-M Th Kaisi Liangmai observed that such acts of violence is against the interest of the people of Tamei and those dwelling along Tamenglong-Tamei road.

Such incidents caused hindrance in the development works of Tamei area, the statement said, while pointing out that construction work on the bridge over Barak River at Dikiuram village has remained incomplete on this count.

The statement further informed that the annual assembly of All Liangmai Council, Liangmai Naga Council, Manipur and Liangmai Council, Nagaland would be held at Tening village, Nagaland on November 3, 2011.

Akun Panmei, President, Dailong Village Authority Court, Tamenglong said that the act of burning down the bull dozer and an excavator and pushing down the gorge of another dozer is very unfortunate and is highly condemned. The persons involved in the barbaric act should clarify the motive behind it. They will never be forgiven by the people. If at all they were unsatisfied with the works of the contractors amicable solution could have been brought.

If at all any persons or organizations are involved in the act, they should clarify at the earliest possible time, they said. Speaking to media persons who went to take a first hand report of the incident, Thounaojam Nabachandra, who is working for the construction of double lane between Tamenglong and Tamei road, said that 4/5 unidentified heavily armed persons came to the labourers camp at around 12:30 am when they were fast asleep and asked who was the driver of the bulldozer and excavators and took away the keys. They forced them to lie down on the bed with their faces covered.

The unidentified gunmen pushed down excavator with the engine on. Later they burnt the bulldozer and another excavator and left the place blank firing 5 to 6 rounds of gun shots. They didn’t move from the place out of fright and later went to the Tamenglong Police station and reported about the incident. The police recovered five empty cases of AK 47 rifles, one missed case of AK 47 rifle and an unexploded hand grenade from the site.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao

 

UGs arrested [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 24: A combined team of Imphal West District Police Commandos, 18 Sikh Regiment and 30 Assam Rifles arrested one active member of UNLF from Iroisemba bridge at around 11.30 am yesterday.
In a statement, Senior SP of Imphal West District has identified the arrested UG cadre as Thiyam Robin Singh alias Naobi (28) s/o late Th Tombi Singh of Tabungkhok Mayai Leikai.

On spot verification, Robin disclosed that he joined UNLF in August 2011 through one Joy of Yurembam  Awang Leikai and he works as a recruiter of UNLF.

On the other hand, troops of 43 Assam Rifles under 59 Mountain Brigade of the Red Shield Division along with 23 Assam Rifles carried out a joint operation and apprehended one cadre of KYKL identified as Ongam Manglam Babu s/o late O Ibocha Singh of Keibi Awang Leikai from a house in Sagolmang today, a PIB Defence Wing statement informed, adding that the apprehended cadre has been subsequently handed over to Sagolmang Police Station.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao

 

Delhi conclave resolves to work for Zeliangrong integration [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Tamenglong, Oct. 24: The first ever Zeliangrong conclave, “ZELIANGRONG 2011” was held at New Delhi on the 22nd of October, 2011 under the theme “One People, One vision, One Voice”. The conclave was attended by Zeliangrong elites, youth and student leaders, research scholars and professionals besides the members of the “Zeliangrong Naga” Facebook group, which organized the event., said a press release.
The press release signed by Rangro Herie, Convener Zeliangrong 2011 said that special invitees including Raitu Chawang, President, Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN), Tingenlung John Pamei, President, AZSU (AMN), Romeo Palmei, President, ZYF (AMN), Spoke person Titus Kamei, ZYF, K. Elu Ndang, Gen. Secy. Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN), representatives of Zeliangrong Theological Forum, Pou Benzamin Pamei, President, Zeliangrong Welfare Association, Delhi, Penam, President, ZSU Nagaland, Chunthuigai Kamei, State Secy.ZSU Manipur, Poukindin Malangmei, President, ZSU Delhi and his colleagues and resource persons were also prominent leaders present in the conclave.

He said that after a day-long interaction and deliberation  many resolutions have been unanimously passed by the house and appealed to the Zeliangrong apex bodies to earnestly implement the resolutions at the earliest in the interest of the Zeliangrong people.

Among the resolutions adopted, the conclave pledged to protect Zeliangrong people, land and resources and to work for the Integration of Zeliangrong territories, which have been arbitrarily trifurcated into Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. In this regard, the  conclave felt that early integration of Zeliangrong territories would invariably strengthen the process of Naga integration too.

Supporting the Indo-Naga peace process was another resolution. The conclave also appealed to the Zeliangrong apex bodies to remain vigilant and see that the interests of the Zeliangrong people are ensured when the Indo-Naga settlement is arrived at and lastly appealed for peace and harmony and immediate cessation of all acts of hostilities and violence in Zeliangrong country, the release said.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao