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Police dismantling the venue of the meeting and stopping the rallyists

Lok Sabha elections to be held from April 16 to May 13
The much-awaited schedule for the Lok Sabha elections was announced on Monday afternoon, by Chief Election Commissioner N Gopala-swami.
The country will go to polls from April 16 to May 13. Counting of votes will be done on May 16 and the 15th Lok Sabha will be constituted by June two.
In Manipur the election will be held in two phases.
The Outer Parliamentary Constituency will go to the polls on April 16 while the Inner seat will vote on April 22.

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SF arrest five UG cadres
IMPHAL, Mar 2: A combined team of Imphal West district police commandos and 16 Assam Rifles arrested one UNLF cadre from Kangchup Chingkhong, identified as Huirem Surjit alias Nongmadon (36) s/o (L) Sanatomba of Naharup Huirem Leikai (Army No 1538) today.
A combined team of 4/8 Gorkha Rifles and Bishnupur police commandos arrested one senior RPF/PLA cadre from Toupokpi village yesterday. The cadre has been identified as Laishram Robindro Meitei alias Ronny (46) s/o Ningthemiya of Kwakeithel. Robindro is a self styled Senior Project Officer (equivalent to Senior Major). One 9 mm pistol with few live rounds was recovered from his possession. He disclosed that he was personally motivated by RPF chairman Chaoren and was recruited in 1993. He also said, RPF is planning a major offensive against the Indian union in 2011, said a press release of PIB (DW).
Thoubal district police commandos arrested one PULF cadre identified as Md Abdul Gafar (28) alias Tondonba s/o Md Ramijuddin of Kshetrigao Makha Leikai from Langathel area today.
Another team of Thoubal district police commandos arrested two KCP cadres during a frisking drive conducted at Thoubal Haokha yesterday.
The cadres are identified as Nameirakpam Boby (25) s/o Bijoy of Chajing Konjeng Leikai and Tonjam Arjun (25) s/o Bhubon of Lilong Chajing Pukhri Achouba Mapal. Fifteen rounds of 7.65 mm ammunition were recovered from their possession, said a press release of Thoubal SP.

State on Advani’s campaign trail
Senior BJP leader LK Advani, who is being projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the BJP is scheduled to arrive in Manipur in the last week of March to campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha election while on the other hand the Congress is likely to announce the name of its candidates on March 5.
Talking to this reporter, co-convenor of the State BJP media cell, Laimayum Basanta Sharma said that the Central leaders of the party have already asked the State unit to fix a date which would be convenient for Advani to visit the State and campaign.

Highwaymen loot bus, stone another
Unidentified armed persons looted the driver of an Imphal-bound passenger bus at gun-point near Chumukedia in Nagaland today even as another passenger bus was pelted with stones by unidentified miscreants smashing its wind shield at Tadubi yesterday.
According to information received by the press, the passenger bus ‘Rajdhani Express’ bearing registration no. MN01-1635 was coming from Guwahati when the unidentified armed persons looted Rs 9,700 from the bus driver and helpers at gun point at a spot known as Half Mile along National Highway 39 and falling under the jurisdiction of Chumukedia Police Station in Dimapur district of Nagaland at around 3 am today. The passenger bus left Guwahati for Imphal around 4 pm yesterday.

NE rejoices in Sourabhee’s win
Most of Tripura was in party mode the whole Sunday night until Monday morning, bursting crackers and dancing on the streets to celebrate Sourabhee Debbarma being crowned Indian Idol in Mumbai. The young singer from Tripura became the first woman Indian Idol in the fourth year of the live TV competition.

Cops foil rally against barbaric killing
An attempt to hold a public rally against the brutal murder of Kasom Khullen SDO Dr Th Kishan, Mondal Y Token and driver A Rajen was foiled by police at Bishnupur today.
The mass protest rally was attempted urging for befitting punishment to guilty NSCN (IM) cadres involved in the gruesome cadre and also suspended DC Pankaj Kumar Pal.The abortive mass rally was planned under the joint aegis of the United Clubs’ Organisation Bishnupur District (UCOBID) and the Apunba Lup.

Security stepped up
Following the incident of killing migrant workers over the last couple of days, security measures have been stepped up in Imphal, East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and Thoubal districts. According to sources from Imphal West District Police, evacuation of migrant workers from different parts of the district has begun and keeping them together at Dharmashalla and the complex of Imphal Police started.
Apart from stepping up security measures at places where the migrant workers resided, they have also been advised against going to far off places for work. According to information received by the press, in all 86 migrant workers are staying in Dharmashalla where the DC and the SP of the district visited today to inspect the accommodation arrangement being made for them.

LB Sona NCP man
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has declared the name of LB Sona of Churachandpur as its candidate for the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency. A decision to this effect was unanimously adopted during a meeting of the party’s State election committee presided by its president Radhabinod Koijam today.
The meeting was attended NCP MLAs and leaders of its frontal organisations. The party has already decided not to field its candidate in the Inner Parliamentary constituency but to support the MPP candidate. LB Sona belonging to Churachandpur proper was chairman of the Churachandpur District Council for five years. His profile include his activities as president of the Paite National Council and the Zoumi Council.

MSF ‘unmasks’ fraudulent teacher
The Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) has uncovered unethical practices of a High School teacher who reportedly worked to enable 29 students appear in the ongoing HSLC exam with fraudulent means.
The fraud identified as Chungkham Rameshwar of Thongju Part II used to earn money from students appearing in written tests of NIOS.
Using his position of being an Assistant Teacher in Motbung Government High School, Rameshwar collected 29 students from different places of the valley districts to appear in the BSEM conducted HSLC exam.

SK oil embezzled: W Keishing
A total of 113 kilolitres of kerosene allotted to Ukhrul district for the month of February have been misappropriated by officials before reaching the agents, asserted MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing of Phungyar A/C.
Speaking to reporters in the Opposition room of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Wungnaoshang said that 113 Kl of kerosene allotted to Ukhrul district for the month of February under Public Distribution System were lifted by officials in 12 tankers.

HC directs State to compensate, prosecute
In a significant ruling today, the Imphal Bench of the Gauhati High Court has directed the Government of Manipur, DGP and SPs concerned to pay necessary compensation to bereaved family members of two persons claimed to have been killed in separate incidents of encounter and prosecute the police personnel involved in the killing.

Curfew timing
IMPHAL, Mar 2: Government has changed the timing for curfew relaxation at Imphal East and West districts from tomorrow. According to the new sche-dule, curfew will be relaxed from 5 am to 5 pm everyday from March 3 to 7. Orders in this regard have been issued today by respective District Magistrates.
NSCN (K) functionary
Publicity in-charge of NSCN (K) Zeliangrong region Loveson has announced that R Gaiduanrei has been elected as the new chairman/Regional Administrative Officer (RAO) of the outfit, reports our Jiribam correspondent.
Protest staged
Decrying firing attacks in public places, killing of innocent people and gun culture as well as urging for peace in the society, Meira Paibis of Singjamei Chinga Makha staged a Wakat Meepham at the premises of Model Club at Chingmakha today. The protest demonstration was staged in the backdrop of the recent renewed killing of migrant workers.
Hunger relay
The hunger relay strike being laun- ched by the Sharmila Kanba Lup at Porompat PDA complex in pursuance of the demand for repealing Armed Forces Special Powers Act and save the life of Sharmila completed 83 days today. Meira Paibis from Kachikhul, Karong and Sangaithel participated in the hunger relay strike today during diector of Hu- man Rights Initiaitve Ang-om Punil spoke as resource person.