Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 28 October 2011

Sadar Hills blockade supporters ‘detain’ Ranjit and team for hours at Kangpokpi SHDDC redefines ‘intensifying agitation’ [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Works Minister K Ranjit who went to inspect the Senapati mini-Secretariat was stopped from returning to Imphal by women activists of  SHDDC and kept under virtual siege along with his team at Kangpokpi today. The Works Minister and his team were however ‘rescued’ by a huge team of Imphal West police […]

NEC official picks holes with devt works in State Tardy pace of work likely to put off NEC [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Planning Advisor of the North Eastern Council (NEC) J Lhungdim has catego-rically stated that pace of development projects undertaken in the state is not satisfactory. Interacting with The Sangai Express on October 25 evening, Lhungdim, who is Indian Defence Accounts Service officer, cautioned that slackness in the implementation of development projects might […]

Lamlai fish fair makes a statement with reasonable rate [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Under the joint initiative of All Manipur Nupi marup Lamlai Area Committee and All India Youth Federation Lamlai Local Council, a Ningol Chakkouba Fish Mela has been organised for the very first time in Lamlai area at Irawat Park, Chalou Lamlai today. Inaugurating the first fish fair as the chief guest, Agriculture […]

Ningol Chakkouba greetings [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Governor Gurbachan Jagat and Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh led others in extending warm greetings to the people of the State on the joyous occassion of Ningol Chakkouba. In his message, Gurbachan Jagat said that the festival rejuvenates family ties and strengthens the bond of love and affection, mainly between married women […]

Moreh to petition CM [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Obser-ving that Moreh hospital is unable to function like a hospital while construction work at Moreh Gate No 2 is not satisfactory at all, community leaders of Moreh have decided to lodge complaints with the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary. Though a number of equipment and machines have been installed […]

Govt slams Sharmila door on rallyists [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: The 4,500 km long Srinagar to Imphal Jan Karvan march, which was flagged off on October 16 by social activist Medha Patkar in Srinagar reached here today. The march was taken part by a team of Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign comprising of 25 activists including eight women from 12 States. The intention […]

 

Bomb attacks galore, two hurt [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : While one security personnel and a driver sustained injuries in a grenade attack at the residence of PWD Chief Engineer, another grenade exploded at the private godown of a man who is preparing to fight the forthcoming Assembly elections in Thongju Assembly Constituency. Meanwhile, another grenade was delivered at the residence […]

43 UTLA men eye SoO, surrender [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : With an intention to come under the Suspension of Operation (SoO) pact, altogether 43 cadres of the United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) led by its president surren-dered before Chief Minister Ibobi today. The UTLA cadres who surrendered to the Government through the Army were accorded a warm reception at a home-coming […]

Two found dead [The Sangai Express]

 IMPHAL, Oct 27: Police have recovered a bullet-riddled body from Senjam Chirang under Sekmai police station while corpse of an Assam Rifles personnel has been fished out from the Kangla Moat this morning. According to police, body of a youth likely to be in his mid-20s was found abandoned at senjam Chirang Maning Leikai in […]

GOC, IGAR (S) greet [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: GOC 57 Mountain Division, Major General Binoy Poonnen and Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) Maj Gen UK Gurung have greeted the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival. The GOC extending warm greetings to the people said “Ningol Chakkouba is a significant festival for the married women in […]

KUMHUR submits memo [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Kuki Movement for Human Rights (KUMHUR) today submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi expressing support to his statement, ‘Manipur is for all’. The memorandum said, KUMHUR has already expressed the same view and it was published in local dailies on September 17 last. Saying that there is no area exclusively […]

Utilisation rate remains low [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : A newly constructed building of the Planning Department was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi.The new building was constructed by the Manipur Development Society at the cost of Rs 2.59 crores. Speaking at the occasion, Ibobi stated that utilisation rate of the plan amount remained low as many departments were […]

Doctors to approach Court [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Peeved with the failure of the State Government to allot MGEL (Manipur Government Employees’ List) number till date, doctors and dental surgeons appointed in Health Services in January this year have decided to approach law Court. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here this afternoon, president of the Medical […]

GOC pays homage to martyrs on Infantry Day [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Infantry – the Queen of the Battlefield, celebrates October 27 each year as the Infantry Day.  On this day, 65 years ago, in response to the first threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nation, elements of the Indian Infantry, landed in Srinagar and resolutely defended Kashmir from falling into […]

 

Drivers’ body alleges compensation disparity [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 27: Transporters and Drivers Forum of Manipur (TDFM) has alleged disparity in providing compensation to the owners whose vehicles have been damaged or burnt down during the ongoing economic blockade. Speaking to some newspersons tonight, TDFM president Kh Inaoba contended that only 29 vehicles were listed as damaged or burnt in a report […]

Speaker strikes unity chord at cultural festival [The Sangai Express]

Lamka, Sep 27: Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker I Hemochandra called for integration across the state, as he attended the Tribal Research Institute’s cultural festival here today wherein he also advocated dumping of the Imphal-centric mindset. “We have to come out to the districts, and stretch out so as to ensure that there is complete integration […]

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