Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 16 October 2011


Myanmar talks tough against ultras operating from its soil [The Sangai Express]

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NEW DELHI Oct 15: In a significant development, Myanmar on Friday took a strong stand against insurgents operating from its soil adjacent to India’s Northeast and committed not to allow its soil to be used by forces inimical to interests of India. This was conveyed by Myanmar’s Minister for Border Affairs and Industrial Development Lt. […]

Sharmila an icon to Bangladesh Manipuri women [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15: Dejected on being denied permission to meet anti-AFSPA campaigner Irom Chanu Sharmila, a Manipuri woman activist from Bangladesh, nevertheless said that Sharmila’s grit and relentless endeavour had been an inspiration for many Manipuri women settled in Bangladesh. speaking to The Sangai Express forty-year old Thingujam Ohila, who is secretary of Ramnagar Manipuri […]

Lapses cost Mid-Day Meal dear [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15 : Following detection of discrepancies and lapses in implementation of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Manipur, around Rs seven crores are being held back. An official source informed that the amount of Rs seven crores which could not be released due to discrepancies were meant for purchasing curry material, firewood for cooking […]

Ineligible candidates in TET ? [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15 : A strong suspicion has been raised whether some candidates who were not eligible for Paper II of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) conducted recently were allowed to appear in the test. As per the results declared on September 27, 7107 candidates cleared the Paper II test out of 15680 candidates who […]

Jessami Road Report Submitted [The Sangai Express]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15:The Road Verification Committee comprising officials of Indian Oil Corporation, PWD and BRO which conducted field assessment of the condition of Jessami road has submitted its report to the Government. According to the report submitted to the CAF &PD Commissioner by IOC and PWD respectively, there is possibility of using the road twice […]

Strike peaceful, life crippled [ The Sangai Express ]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15 : The day-long general strike called by the Coordination Co-mmittee of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK (Pro), RPF, UNLF and UPPK  has passed off peacefully this evening. Even as the general strike was on, protests were held  by burning copies of the merger agreement while items signifying India were torn and defiled. There […]

Many condemn attack on Medical Officer [ The Sangai Express ]

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Ukhrul Oct 15: Condemnations over the attack on the Medical Officer of Ukhrul on October 1`0 at his quarters by unidentified gunmen continue to pour in with the Directorate of Health Services appealing to all to make hospital a free zone and urged the authority concerned to arrest the culprit at the earliest possible. In […]

Erabot questions Govt’s inaction [ The Sangai Express ]

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IMPHAL, Oct 15 : Stating that some elements have been putting up hurdles when he took up development works within  his Assembly Constituency in his capacity as an MLA, Wangkei AC MLA Yumkham Erabot has questioned why the Government is silent to such disturbances. He asked if there was no rule of law in the […]


Sana Konung Utra Sanglen (Royal Palace) hosts Inter-Community Marriage

IMPHAL, Oct 9: In an instance which may encourage inter-community marriage in the State, espousal ceremony of a Tangkhul lad and a Meitei lass was solemnised at Sana Konung Utra Sanglen (Royal Palace) in the presence of Titular King of Manipur, Meidingu Leishemba Sanajaoba today.

The ceremony marked the formal pronouncement of entering into nuptial knot of Kasomva Ringphapem of Hamleikhong Hungpung, Ukhrul and Thangjam Dhakeshori Devi of Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai, Imphal West.

The couple was legally declared husband and wife on August 1 last by Marriage Officer, Imphal.

Sana Konung priests performed laitin thaba (ritual ceremony) in the presence of large number of Royal Palace functionaries, family members, friends, and well wishers of the newly wedded couple.

Speaking at the joyous occasion, Meidingu Leishemba Sanajaoba said, Manipur did have the tradition of inter-community marriage since time immemorial. However, it has been omitted for quite long with the embracement of new social belief, religion and culture by different communities, he added.

Leishemba Sanajaoba pointed out that Utra Sanglen is now keen to revitalise the receded tradition of the past which has become a must in the current Manipuri society.

Leishemba Sanajaoba added that he has witnessed three inter- community marriages including today’s ceremony at Sana Konung.

The first marriage ceremony was held between a Liangmei girl and a Meitei boy in 1997 and the second one between a Meitei boy and a Kom girl.

Secretary of Utra Sanglen, Puyam Tomcha Meitei said that Meidingu Pareihanba (Okendra) declared abolition of untouchability among hill and valley people on April 23, 1992 at Mapal Kangjeibung. Tomcha also promised to put in effort by Utra Sanglen to restore the past tradition of inter community marriage.

Source: The Sangai Express