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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Daily News Digest : Hueiyen Lanpao – 28 October 2011

Women agitators corner Work Minister at Kpi, asked to grant districthood then and there [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 27: A large number of women agitators detained Works Minister K Ranjit at Kangpokpi Bazar today insisting that the Minister cannot leave without giving his signature on a blank paper to the effect of granting district status to Sadar Hills. The incident occurred at around 3.45 pm today. Minister Ranjit was returning along with […]

Infantry Day – 2011 observed [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 27: GOC 57 Mountain Division Major General Binoy Poonen led other Infantry Officers, JCOs and soldiers in paying homage to the ‘brave sons of India who have made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty’ at the occasion of Infantry Day observance held at Leimakhong today. According to a statement issued by PIB Defence […]

Doctors furious over due salary [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 27: The newly absorbed 282 medical officers and dental surgeons of Manipur Health Services, who were recruited through MPSC, have not been paid their salaries for the last 9 months. Highly agitated over this negligence of the state government, they are all set to approach the High Court. Speaking to media persons at a […]

One shot dead, AR personnel found dead at Kangla Park [Hueiyen Lanpao]Imphal, October 27: Unidentified gunmen shot death a man at Senjam Chirang Maning Leikai, under Sekmai Police station last night, meanwhile, an AR personnel was found death at Kangla Park early this morning. According to police sources, the incident took place at Senjam Chirang Maning Leikai last night at around 10:30 pm. The person is stated […]

Planning Department gets a new building [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 27: The newly constructed building of the Planning Department, with an estimated cost of Rs 2.9 crores was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, O Ibobi at Babupara today. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister O Ibobi said that the Planning Department is the only department concerned with the development programmes which will determine the […]

TKS condemns assault on ANSAM President [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, October 27: Tangkhul Katamnao Shaklong (TKS), an apex students’ body of Tangkhul community, vehemently condemned the physical assault on the ANSAM president Kumo Sha by the Assam Rifles on 24 October, 2011 at Senapati. In a statement, President of TKS Yangmi Khapai asserted that the conduct and behaviour of one accused Major Marathi is unbecoming […]

 

Imphal, October 27: The State Fish fair organized by the Fishery Department on the eve of Ningol Chakkouba, at Hatta Kangjeibung, Palace Compound, today witnessed a scarce supply of Ngaton and Prawn, and many people went away disappointed at not being able to get a taste of these rare indigenous fishes. After the inauguration of the […]

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Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 28 October 2011

 

Manipur to witness hunger strike on Ningol Chakkouba [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 27: Save Sharmila campaign, Jan Karwan launched by a group of human rights activists from Srinagar has reached Imphal this morning. The rights activists also took out a rally from North AOC to the birthplace of Irom Sharmila at Kongal where a public meeting was also held at the ground of Amateur Athletics […]

 

SHDDC volunteers block works minister’s way, two injured in police action [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 27: Works Minister K Ranjit and his entourage were blocked by the volunteers of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee today at Kangpokpi Bazar on their return from Senapati after inspecting the mini secretariat complex. A large number of women volunteers of SHDDC blocked the minister’s way to Imphal demanding immediate declaration of Sadar […]

UTLA in process to join SoO fold [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 27: In a landmark peace initiative, 43 cadres of the United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) including the political wing and armed wing formally return to the mainstream during a home coming ceremony. The homecoming ceremony organized by Red Shield Division was held at the Banquet Hall of the 1st Battalion of Manipur Rifles […]

 

Governor, CM greet people on Ningol Chakkouba [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 27: The Governor of Manipur, Gurbachan Jagat has greeted the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba. In his message, the Governor stated that Ningol Chakkouba is a unique social festival of the Meiteis and it is observed on the second day of the new moon of the Manipuri month […]

MU security guard physically abuses girl student [Imphal Free Press]

IMPHAL, October 27: Students of Manipur University once again faced harassment from ill-mannered security personnel right inside the university campus. A drunken security guard of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) posted at the Main Gate of Manipur University today physically abused a student girl of third semester of mass communication department. According to the victim, the […]

 

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Daily News Digest : Hueiyen Lanpao – 26 October 2011


UNC alleges SHDDC of coercion [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 25: The United Naga Council (UNC) alleged that supporters of the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) are forcing educational institutions, Naga villages and other non Kuki villages in Sadar Hills and Saitu sub-division to participate in rallies, economic blockade and other programme for demanding Sadar Hills district against their wishes and desires. […]

Just 19 days work since the inception of MGNREGS to Keirao Makting locals [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Maisnam Karnajit Imphal, October 25: In what could be term as a total failure of MGNREGS in the state, the MGNREGS job card holders of Keirao constituency has been deprived of their rightful work with only 19 days work given to their credit since the inception of the scheme in the state. Inspite of the […]

Chingai, Phaibung electorates overturn UNC’s decision [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chingai (Ukhrul), Oct 25: The much speculated by-polls to the controversial Autonomous District Council (ADC) has concluded without any untoward incident and recorded a high turnout of voters despite the presence of volunteers deputed by United Naga Council (UNC) to derail the election on Monday. According to the official sources, the ADC by-elections have been […]

773 goods trucks reach Imphal [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 25: As the 72 hours total bandh initiated by the All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) ended last night, the 773 goods laden trucks which were stranded in Awang Khul reached here in Imphal today. The goods laden trucks reaching Imphal today include 22 diesel tankers, 6 petrol tankers, 10 kerosene tankers, one […]

ECI assures of conducting election in one go [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 25: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has assured that the forthcoming State Assembly Election will be conducted in one go and there will also be video coverage of all the polling stations in the state. Speaking to media persons at a press conference, Shantikumar Sharma, BJP, Manipur Pradesh, said that in a […]

ANSAM chief assaulted @ Senapati [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, Oct 25: President of All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) J. Kumo Sha was reportedly beaten up by personnel of Assam Rifles last night in Senapati. Reports alleged that one Assam Rifles major identified as Major Marathi led a team of AR personnel in the assault. Meanwhile, the ANSAM, Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) […]

Appeal for payment of annual bonus to private sector employees [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 25:  Deputy Labour Commissioner, Government of Manipur E Tomba Singh has issued a notification appealing to all the employers of shops/establishment in private sector for payment of annual bonus before the ensuing Diwali and Ningol Chakkouba festivals. All the employers of shops/establishments, which are covered by the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, are […]

CEO to probe double voting [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 25: The double voting right which is being enjoyed, illegally by the people of Manipur, both in the hills and plains, for quite a long time, will finally be looked into by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur. According to official sources from the Manipur State Election Office, the CEO has started […]

RPF casts doubts on surrender programmes [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, Oct 25: The proscribed UG group RPF today expressed their suspicion that the India Government and the state government have been joining hands in organizing fake surrender programmes by producing the same persons and the same weapons again and again in every surrender programmes they had ever organised. In a press statement, Secretary Publicity […]

‘Govt should provide alternative dwelling’ [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 25:  The dwellers of Lamphel Yaima Leikai who has been displaced of their habitation by the government for the construction of NIT complex and to establish a wetland water body has pressed the state government to provide an alternative arrangement for them to dwell in or give back their deprived places. Speaking at […]

Diwali greetings [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 25: Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, MP of Lok Sabha Thangso Baite and others have conveyed their greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, which is to be celebrated tomorrow. In his message, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh reminded that Diwali festival commemorates Lord Rama’s […]

KLO/KLA warns Shonmang [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal. October 25: The Kuki Liberation Organization / Kuki Liberation Army (KLO/KLA) on Tuesday has warned a person, who is allegedly attempting to mislead the people in NC Hills, Assam using the name of the group with a motive to break up the organization, to surrender before the group or face the most extreme punishment. […]

CM accused of scuttling talk on Sadar Hills issue [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Imphal, October 25: Former MLA Meinam Bhorot has accused Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh of scuttling the proposed talks between the Government of Manipur and representatives of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC). In a statement, Bhorot said that the people of Manipur who have been reeling under the impact of blockade have been eagerly […]

Gifts presented to differently abled [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 25: Gifts and presents were distributed among differently abled persons on the occasion of the 16th Foundation Day Celebration of the International Handicapped Welfare Mission Manipur held at the Korouhanba Shanglen, Moidangpok, Imphal West, today. The function was graced by MLA K Sharat and Th Gambhir Meitei, Pradhan, Moidangpok Gram Panchayat as Chief […]

Machi Primary Health Centre, Chandel in dire straits [Hueiyen Lanpao]

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Kakching, October 25: The lone Primary Health Centre (PHC) under Machi sub-division of Chandel district has not been able to function properly on account acute lack of necessary infrastructure, thereby causing lot of inconveniences to the people of the area. Although the health centre was inaugurated in on March 7, 2007, there has been no […]

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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 26 October 2011


LPG quota for the VIPs grow, public forced to opt for charcoal Filled LPG sold at Rs 2000 in black [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Even as the general public reel under the acute shortage of cooking gas triggered by the ongoing economic/counter blockade, the LPG quota for the political class, bureaucrats and high ranking police officials has been on the rise in line with the agitation prolonging with each single day. Filled LPG cylinders are however […]

BJP urges for one-day polling [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 25 : The BJP Manipur State unit has urged the Election Commission of India to conduct the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections on a single day for both the hills and valley, and also to use only central paramilitary forces. After apprising Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on the prevailing  situation in Manipur, […]

ACs under ECI scanner [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : In its efforts to reduce election related expenditures, the Election Commission of India has started identi-fying Assembly Consti- tuencies which recorded greater expenditures in the previous elections. An official source informed that the Chief Electoral Officer has demanded constituency- wise expenditure statements of the previous elections from the respective Deputy Commi- […]

Sit-in protest against Sadar Hills district [ The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : Naga people residing in Sadar Hills area of Senapati district staged a protest demonstration at Siangmai Namdai village today against creation of Sadar Hills district. The protest demonstration was participated by a large number of people coming from around 120 Naga villages. They put up placards which read as “No Sadar […]

UNC flays [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : The UNC has asserted that it has received reports about supporters of Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee forcing educational institu- tions, Naga villages and non-Kuki villages in Sadar Hills and Saitu sub-divisions to participate in rallies, economic blockade and other programme for demanding Sadar Hills district against their wishes. A press […]

‘Save Sharmila’ drive reaches Kolkata – [ The Sangai Express ]

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Kolkata, Oct 25: Demanding repeal of the ‘draconian’ Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), a team of ‘Save Sharmila Solidarity Cam-paign’ today reached here as part of a nationwide tour for public support. Led by 21 members of the National Alliance for People’s Movement (NAPM), the ‘Srinagar to Imphal Jan Karvan’ is being backed by […]

UN’s B’day : RPF details genesis [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Contd from previous issue IMPHAL, Oct 25 : However, in Manipur captured revolutionary cadres are being treated in the most inhuman manner by the Indian military against all international laws and UN principles, alleged RPF. By creating a situation of emergency, the Government of India has been deploying a huge military force in Manipur equipped […]

RPF derides surrender events [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25 : Categorically stating that  only the pseudo revolutionaries who did not have the mettle and conviction ran way from their organisations and surrendered to the Government, the proscribed RPF has asserted that such surrender ceremonies would not deter the liberation movement a bit. It were these  deserters the Government of India and […]

Tiger on the prowl ? [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Speculation over whether or not any tiger population is left in Manipur has been laid to rest if a Tamenglong villager is to be believed. After a rare case of lynching a tiger in 2005 by some residents of Bhalok village in Tamenglong district led to high expectation that the tiger is […]

ANSAM president assault slur on AR personnel [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 25: President of All Naga Students Associa-tion, Manipur (ANSAM) J Kumo Sha was reportedly bea- ten up by personnel of Assam Rifles last night in Senapati. Reports alleged that one Assam Rifles major identified as Major Marathi was involved in the assault. Meanwhile, the ANSAM, Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) and Senapati District […]

Border immunisation programme @ Moreh [The Sangai Express]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 25: As a part of MCUP-11, a medical team of Primary Health Centre, Moreh led by its District Immunisation Officer Dr S Priyokumar Singh carried out mass immunisation programme at 12 villages under New Samtal and Molcham divisions from October 22 till 24, said a statement. It is informed that the Moreh PHC […]

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Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 26 October 2011

JAC blames MSCW [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 25 : The JAC Against the Illegal Eviction of Yaipha Leikai, Lamphel has accused the Manipur State Commission for Wom-en of refusing to take their complaint against the Government. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here today, JAC president Tongbram Gunadhor said that the commission paid little attention to their tales […]

HRI decides to approach NHRC and NWC on Lamphel eviction issue [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 25: Following the failure of the state government to provide rehabilitation and alternative arrangement for the displaced villagers of Lamphel Yaipha Leikai who have been evicted forcibly for the construction of National Institute of Technology (NIT), the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) is going to approach National Human Rights Commission and National Women’s Commission […]

Governor greets on Diwali [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: The Governor of Manipur, Gurbachand Jagat has greeted the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of “Diwali”, the festival of light which is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm and gaiety over the centuries. He said Diwali marks the return of Bhagawan Ram to Ayodhya after victory over […]

Chief Minister greets on Diwali [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: The Chief Minister of Manipur, O. Ibobi Singh, has sent his warm greeting the people of Manipur on the jouyour occasion of Diwali festival. In a statement, the CM said “I convey my warm greetings to the people of Manipur on the joyous occasion of Diwali, festival of lights”. “Diwali festival of […]

Students demand early solution to Sadar Hills issue [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Around 300 hundred students of Saint Francis School (SFS) Daili village from class VII to Class X took part in the rally. The rally started from the campus of the school from 10am in the morning and proceeded along the National Highway 2 towards the office of the quarter of the Additional Deputy Commissioner […]

Cabinet sub committee meeting decides to submit assets and liabilities of ministers [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 25: The second meeting of state cabinet sub-committee for the adoption of revised code of ministers held today under the chairmanship of minister law and legislative affairs Th Devendra Singh at his office chamber has decided to make it convenient to submit the assets and liabilities of the ministers to the committee before […]

Khuga dam JAC alleges minister of unbecoming behaviour; minister clarifies [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 25: The Joint Action Committee on Khuga Dam Project, Churachandpur district in a statement jointly signed by Lalpu Hangsing, chairman of the JAC and Lun S. Gangte secretary JAC, claimed that on October 24 the JAC was left utterly shocked and disappointed beyond expression by the rude and unbecoming behaviour of IFCD minister […]

MPCC touches down at Moirang [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 25: The Moirang Block Congress Committee today organized a one day block level training programme on flagship schemes and other schemes under the UPA and the SPF government cum reception programme of Salam Gopal Singh ex-MLA Moirang, Hemam Bira Singh, Md Abdul Mutalip into the Congress Party this afternoon at the INA ground, […]

BJP submits memorandum to ECI to ensure free and fair state poll [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 25: Bharatiya Janta Party, Manipur Pradesh has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner of India urging him to ensure free and fair poll in the upcoming 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election. Addressing media persons today at the office of BJP Manipur Pradesh, state president Sh. Shantikumar stated that a delegate of […]

Newly appointed Mahila Congress secretary expresses willingness to compete in general election [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 25: Poonam Raani Wangkhem has been appointed as the secretary of the All India Mahila Congress, making her the first person from the state to have ever earned an office at the All India Congress Committee (AICC), head office, New Delhi. She was appointed for the post on October 7 by the AICC […]

UGs apprehended [Imphal Free Press]

October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Troops of 27 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR (S) apprehended one UNLF cadre today from Chabam Khunou in Thoubal district, namely Sangapam Naotomba alias Tomba, 28, s/o Kanibabu of Chabam Khunou, stated a release of PRO IGAR (S). The release further mentioned that the troops of 23 Assam Rifles […]

Inaugural function held at Lamdangmei village [Imphal Free Press]

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IMPHAL, October 25: A newly leveled site inauguration and corner pillar erection service for a Church building construction was held today at the Lamdangmei village, Nungba sub division Tamenglong district. M Daniel, member Autonomous District Council, 19 Doulang constituency cut the ribbon for the newly corner pillar erection. Speaking at the function, he stated that […]

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Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 25 October 2011

 

CM inaugurates longest bridge in Manipur [Imphal Free Press]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 24 October 2011

 

Responding to public meet on MLR and LR Act, UNC asserts… Nagas independent of Meitei kings [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : The public meeting on Manipur Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act (MLR & LR Act) at Imphal on October 22 totally ignored the historical fact concerning the Nagas and tribals in Manipur, said a United Naga Council statement issued today by its Publicity Cell. asserting that the Nagas and the tribals […]

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ANSAM bandh supporters strike MR truck torched on NH-37 [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : A mini truck belonging to Manipur Rifles was pushed down a river bank and set ablaze by a mob, suspected to be supporters of ANSAM sponsored total bandh at Lukhumbi village in Tamenglong district along     Imphal-Jiribam highway. According to a source, a mini truck painted with the words 7 […]

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MSRTC land at Dimapur : Private players collect rents [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Even though the licence for leasing out the land of the Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) at Dimapur to two individuals have been revoked by the Govern-ment, the two individuals have been collecting rents from other private occu-pants of the complex. Earlier, Nagaland Government allotted the MSRTC complex to seven […]

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United Nation’s Birthday : RPF details genesis [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : On the occasion of the United Nations’ 67th foundation day, the proscribed RPF has traced the genesis of the UN and elaborated its functions. Greeting the people of the world and the region on the occasion of the 67th foundation day of the UN, the outfit, in a press statement issued […]

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State ignoring food safety steps [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23: Despite an official stand of the  Central Government for appointment of food safety officials to check adulte-ration of consumer items, the Government of Manipur is yet to initiate related procedures. It is said that the Centre’s directive for esta- blishing office and appointment of officials on food safety to all the States […]

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ULFA-Govt peace talks on Tuesday [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI, Oct 23: Giving a fresh impetus to the ongoing peace process, the government will hold talks with the banned ULFA on Tuesday with an aim of finding a lasting solution to Assam’s three-decade-old insurgency problem. Top ULFA leaders will discuss with government representatives various aspects of the group’s ‘charter of demands’ which sought […]

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PREPAK invalidates letterheads [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Contending that there were 30 letterheads of the party’s  finance department in the possession of Yumnam Bobo alias Masen (49) s/o late Tombi of Khagempalli Panthak when he was arrested by Imphal East commandos on October 21, and not 31 as claimed by police, the proscribed PREPAK has questioned the motive […]

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Chavan Kumhrin celebrated at Chandel [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23: The annual Chamdil Fest (Chavan Kumhrin celebration) was organised with much fanfare at the campus of Maha Government Higher Secondary School, Chandel today. Tourism Commissioner KK Chhetri and 42 Assam Rifles Commandant Col Manish Sinha graced the occasion as chief guest and president respectively. The celebration started with the release of colourful […]

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ANSAM states stand [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Asserting that ANSAM was compelled to impose the total bandh from midnight of October 21 till midnight of October 24 since there has been no initiative from the Centre on the decision taken during the 3rd Naga People’s Convention for an Alternative Arrange-ment, the student body said that despite being aware […]

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More muscle power for State Fire Service [The Sangai Express]

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 23 : To add more muscle to the State Fire Service, 18 Advanced Water Tenders, two Foam Tenders and nine Rapid Response Vehicles (Water Mist Technology) have been added to the existing fire fighting equipments while plans are on to dig multi-purpose ponds near the Fire Service Stations spread out across the nine […]

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