Local News  [August 27 2010 ]

Jolt to IM-Delhi cease fire pact, tension high
AR scalps Sr officer of IM group

Newmai News Network
Dimapur, Aug 26: Ten-sion is running high in Nagaland after the Assam Rifles shot dead a self styled ‘army major’ of the NSCN (IM) in Mon district of Na-galand this morning while five NSCN-IM cadres have been reportedly arrested by the Assam Rifles.
The NSCN (IM) has strongly condemned the action of the Assam Rifles.
Unconfirmed sources said that the the incident occurred when the NSCN-IM cadres were asked to stop by the Assam Rifles.
Attempt to contact the Assam Rifles authority proved futile this evening.
On the other hand, the NSCN-IM has issued a press communique in Dima- pur alleging that the 6th Assam Rifles attacked the NSCN-IM camp at Namsa-Tizit, Mon district of Nagaland this morning killing the outfit’s ‘army major’ and ‘abducted’ five other cadres.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be identified.
The NSCN-IM further alleged that the Assam Rifles tactically identified the houses of some of the NSCN-IM functionaries today in Dimapur area and took photos in the morning besides harassing the family members.
“The NSCN condemns in the strongest term the highhandedness of the 6th Assam Rifles (AR) who shamefully and irresponsibly attacked the NSCN camp at Namsa-Tizit, Mon district, in the morning of August 26, in which one major of Naga Army was killed on the spot and 5 of them were abducted with their weapons and a laptop despite the ceasefire agreement between the Govern- ment of India and the NSCN.
This act of the Assam Rifles is provocative and vitiates the peaceful atmosphere in the area. The Assam Rifles at Tizit and Govt of India will be fully responsible for any fallouts of this ugly incident,” said the NSCN-IM.
“The AR claim that they are the friends of the hill people but, actually they are the real enemy of the hill people and as per their track records, Assam Rifles are the most barbaric and savage Para military Forces in India. They are the trouble makers wherever they may be. The people of Nagalim have scant regard for them,” the NSCN-IM fumed.
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Law catches up with dispensers of justice
5 Judges suspended for cheating in AP

Hyderabad, Aug 26: In a major embarrassment for the Andhra Pradesh judiciary, five Judges were caught cheating while writing the LLM (Master of Law) examination for which they were promptly suspended by the High Court.
One of the judges was found copying from a law book hidden under his answer sheet. Written slips and pages torn from textbooks were seized from other judges.
All the materials were confiscated by university invigilators who stopped the judges from writing any further.
The five judges were caught copying by the invigilators during the first- year LLM examson August 24 at the Kakatiya University's Arts College in Warangal town, about 150 km from here, a senior court official said.
According to N Mano-har, the university's additional controller of examinations, the candidates were taking their examinations in Room No 102 when a team headed by him made a surprise visit.
The judges were caught on camera copying from books, smuggled notes, and each other.
After a report was received from the Kakatiya University, Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Mohammad Kakru placed the five judges under suspension pending inquiry against them, the official said.
The suspended judges are Ajitsimha Rao, Vijender Reddy, M Kistappa, Srini-vasachary and Hanumantha Rao.
If they had passed the LLM examinations, they would have been eligible for promotions and increments. Two others, both advocates were also caught copying.
"It doesn't matter whether or not they are judges. They were indulging in malpractices and we have booked cases against them," says Dayakar Rao, the Principal of the university said.
The Warangal Bar Association said the whole episode was a blot on the judiciary. "The judiciary is the final recourse for common people to get justice - and if the judges indulge in this kind of malpractice, how can you trust the judgment of the courts?" asked Ravi Kumar of the association. —PTI
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UNLF cadres brought to Imp
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 26: Of the 10 cadres of the proscribed outfit UNLF, who have been arrested by Assam Police from Dispur, seven of them were brought to Imphal today.
The 10 cadres including two women cadres, were arrested by Guwahati City Police from different parts of Dispur along with five laptops, 18 mobile phones and cash on August 19.
A team of Manipur police brought back seven of them to Imphal today.
According to police source, they have been identified as S/S lieutenant colonel and chief revenue officer of the outfit Khwai-rakpam Jiten alias Khomba (40) of Awang Sekmai, another S/S lieutenant colonel Sinam Gune alias Wanglen alias Boy (40) of Moi-rangkhom Sougaijam Lei- rak, S/S major Maibam Sarat alias Chaoren (43) of Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, another S/S major Wayen-bam Thoiba alias Noren (390 of Moirangkampu, Tharoi-jam Prem alias Herojit (24) of Takyel Kolom Leikai, Oinam Naresh alias Somorjit alias Kadeng alias Somorjit alias Kadeng alias Nawa (46) of Pishumthong Oinam Leikai and Sougaijam Rakesh alias Boy (34) of Moirangkhom Sougaijam Leikai.
Over and above interrogating them, further investigation would be carried out, the source added.
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ZRO condemns KRA atrocities
By S Singlianmang Guite
Lamka, Aug 26: The Zomi Re-unification Organisation in a statement issued today condemn the alleged atrocities of KRA in an area they claimed was inhabited by the Zomis and calls upon the armed group to refrain from repeating the same in the interest of upholding communal harmony and mutual understanding.
The ZRO’s statement signed by one Kenneth, Secretary I&P ZRO hqtrs alleged that the KRA have harassed and punished Lamkhosei Vaiphei of Munlui Village, Paudam Vaiphei of Champhai village, Jangchong Vaiphei and Keineipau of Leilon village on separate instances since mid-June as they could not endure and fulfill their monetary demands. Te organization calls for immediate end to the unwarranted and unbearable burden imposed on the community.
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Girl kidnapped, UGs hands suspected
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 26: A 14-year old girl studying in class VIII at Patlou Junior High School, Moirang Lamkhai has been allegedly kidnaped by suspected cadres of a Kuki UG group.
The abducted girl has been identified as Kiyam Kiranbala d/o Kiyam Kho-gen of Moirang Phairenbam Leikai.
Addressing a press conference jointly at Manipur Press Club here today, representatives of seven orga- nisations, namely, AMKIL, CLK, Chituawa, UMO, Kanglamei and Women’s Welfare of UCM informed that Kiranbala did not return home after having gone to school along with her friend Takhellambam Mira-lakshmi of the same locality in the morning of July 30.
While searching for the two missing girls, it was learnt that they have gone together with one Phairen-bam Boicha s/o of Phairen- bam Deva of Moirang Phai-renbam Leikai, who is the boyfriend of Miralakshmi and all three of them were in Molnom Kuki village.
Senior family members and relatives have gone to get them. But armed cadres of a Kuki UG group and the villagers intimidated them asking to leave the place or else their vehicle would be set on fire. The villagers also informed the visitors that Miralakshmi and Boicha have married.
Three days after, Deva, father of Boicha went and brought back his son and daughter-in-law from the custody of the Kuki UG group. As for Kiranbala, the Kuki UG group handed over a letter signed on the letter head of Inpi of Molnom village by its secretary decla- ring that she has been eloped to one Lambem Hangshing of the group.
However, till date no customary practice of informing the family members of the girl about the elopement has been done. So, there is strong suspicion that Kiranmala has been abducted and detained against her will, the representatives said. They further informed that family members of Kiranmala have already appealed to various civil orga- nisations of Kuki community for safe release of Kiranbala. So, in case, the girl is not release within September 1, agitation would be launched in association with various other organisations and the civil organisations of Kuki community and the involved Kuki UG group should be held solely responsible for any eventuality in this regard, the representatives warned.
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Teacher fakes way into service for 12 Yrs
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 26: The certificate and marksheet of MSc in Mathematics, on which basis, an individual has been appointed and working as a part-time lec-turer in Mathematics in Government Colleges un-der the Higher Education Department for the last 12 years have turned out to be fakes.
Disclosing this to The Sangai Express, a reliable source said that the teacher in question was appointed in the Higher Education Department as a part-time lecturer in Mathematics in 1998.
However, his certificate and marksheet of MSc Mathematics on which basis the appointment had been given were found to be fakes after an investigation by the State Vigilance Commissioner.
During the course of investigation into a case related to the Department, the Commission came across the documents of one Md Riyajul Haque of Thoubal Moijing Wangma-thaba, who claimed to have pass MSc Mathematics from Manipur University in 1994 under roll no. 218.
To verify the documents, the Commission had written to the Examination Controller of Manipur University. In its response, the Examination Controller clarified that there was no such roll number in the Mathematics examination of 1998.
After confirming that Md Riyajul Haque had been first given appointment as a part-time lecturer in Mathematics at Manipur College, the Commission despat-ched a written summon to him. But the latter did not respond.
From further investigation, the Commission came to know that the part-time lecturer had been subsequently transferred to Kha-Manipur College.
Accordingly, another written summon had been sent to him but to no avail. A written summon had also been sent through OC Thoubal Police, but Md Haque has not responded and appeared before the Commission till date, said the source.
Based on the report of MU and the documents collected from the Department, the Commission has ruled that the certificate and mark sheet of M Sc Mathematics produced by Md Haque are fakes and has accordingly recommended to the Commissioner of Higher Educa- tion to terminate the service of Md Haque.
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KRA's hand suspected in assault of chief
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : A village chief and a van driver have been physically assaulted by suspected cadres of the KRA, a party to the tripartite SoO pact, with the State and Union Governments.
Zangchom (65), chief of L Songtun village, Senapati district and van driver Khaineipao of Leilon village, who was hired by the village chief were waylaid by suspected KRA cadres from Leimakhong and thrashed severely at about 6.30 pm yesterday.
Zangchom who is also chairman of the Leilon Area Chiefs’ Association sustained grievous injuries and was admitted to RIMS last night.
It is reported that the village chief and the van driver were waylaid at Leima-khong and taken to a nearby village where they were set free after a severe thrashing.
Some women who moved to the village to rescue the village chief and the driver were also physically assaulted accusing the duo of attacking them (KRA cadres), said the villagers who are attending to Zang-chom at RIMS.
It is reported that the KRA demanded Rs 30,000 from the village chief sometime back against which Rs 23,000 was given.
The family members maintained that the village chief was assaulted for not giving the full amount.
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Govt cracks SoO whip to rein in ‘rogue’ cadres
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : Follo-wing the suspension of newspapers publication in Churachandpur in protest against threat issued to journalist RK Tombing, of the Churachandpur based daily paper Lamka Post by KNF-MC, which is a signatory of the Suspen-sion of Operations pact, the State Govt has issued strict instructions through the State Nodal Officer of SoO to work out a solution so that newspapers can re-sume publication.
The KNO has been reminded that there was no reason not to take up befitting actions in the event of violating SoO ground rules, informed a reliable source.
As the KNF-MC entered the SoO pact under the umbrella of KNO, the latter was informed of the Government’s standpoint with regard to the acts of threats and pressure mounted on the media persons.
The same instruction and position of the Government have been conveyed not only to the KNO chairman but also the comman- der-in-chief of the KNF-MC.
Notably, unlike the preceding ones where the SoO pact was extended for one year, this time the same pact was extended only for 45 days. This was done to fuflil certain objectives within a fixed period of time in accordance to the SoO ground rules.
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MHJU ends two day strike
S Singlianmang Guite
Lamka, Aug 26: The two-day long agitation of Manipur Hill Journalists’ Union ended today as the commander-in-chief of KNF (MC) has worked out an amicable solution with the union, MHJU said today.
For the last two MHJU has been on a protest, which included ceasing of publication and sit-in-protest after a functionary of KNF (MC), a signatory of the SoO, issued threats to a reporter of Lamka Post allegedly for running a story exposing the conduct of some Government officials.
As the union has arrived at an acceptable solution with the armed group, the sit-in-protest held today was withdrawn in the last minute and newspapers under the union will resume normal business from tomorrow and as such newspapers registered under the union will again hit the stands from Saturday.
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Assam-AP border clash intensifies, more houses torched
Newmai News Network
Tinsukia Aug 26: Even as more houses were torched in the Assam-Arunachal border last night, the pro-talks faction of ULFA and the villagers of the Charaipung demanded that they be authorised to intervene if the Assam Government is finding hard to take up measures so that normalcy returns in the area.
The pro-talks faction of ULFA and villagers have asked the Assam Government that they be given a ‘free hand’ to fend off the ‘Naga militants’ since the State Government is not doing enough.
On Thursday, tension ran high at Charaipung in Assam in the wake of the State’s border row with Arunachal Pradesh.
“Give us weapons if the State Government feels it cannot thwart attacks from across the border,” village leaders of Charaipung told Newmai News Network on Thursday. Moreover , the pro-talks faction of the Ulfa has also demanded that the outfit should intervene in the dispute to restore normalcy in Charaipung area.
Spokesman of the pro-talks faction of ULFA told NNN today, “Tell us that you (State Government) cannot restore normalcy. We will get into the action”.
Residents of Charaipung area have been forced to flee from their homesteads as miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh were torching houses at Charaipung almost every night. Panic has gripped the residents of Charaipung.
In protest against the torching of houses, some 12 organizations in Assam, led by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), enforced economic blockades on the all roads in upper Assam leading to Arunachal Pradesh.
“We appeal to the NSCN (I-M) to stop this nuisance,” a village leader said. NSCN (I-M) has already washed its hands off the incident.
“The situation will not improve until the NSCN (I-M) rebels are flushed out from the border areas,” the village leader asserted.
Not ruling out the hand of “Third Force”, Ulfa pro-talks leader Mrinal Hazarika appealed to both sides to settle the matter amicably.
Five companies of the Assam police have been deployed to the disputed belt. This is in addition to the presence of neutral force CRPF. But the villagers maintained that the number was far from being adequate.
Charaipung Panchayat leader Nurul Hussain said, “All we want is the return of peace. We are not pleased with the steps Government has taken so far”.
Nurul Hussain said, “As houses here are being burnt almost every night, we want more police personnel to be rushed here,” Debojit Bhuyan, an elder of the village, insisted. “We want the Government to protect land upto Tiok river”.
Meanwhile, two days ago the NSCN-IM had termed the allegations hurling against the outfit as the false.
“There are countless insurgent groups in the North-East India due to the alround mismanagement of the people in authority for decades together. Therefore, blaming the NSCN for any incident anywhere is bieng prompted by sheer jealousies. Such acts are deliberate insinuaations of the NSCN, but the NSCN is not deterred in its march towards its goal,” the NSCN-IM had stated.
The Naga outfit said that the troubles or distrubances at the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh are the result of border disputes between the two states, the major part being played by Assam which has colonalist and expantionist agenda as taugh by once-master, the British. It stated that the NSCN\IM has practically no hand in such activities. Assam has border disputes with all its neighbouring states which is a matter of great concern, it added.
“On August 20 there was fighting between Assam police and 11th Gurkha Regt. at Kumkuh area and whether the fighting was deliberate or misidentification is the concerned of the parties involved. So, don’t put any plames on the NSCN for anything happened in Arunachal Pradesh or anywhere else. The ongoing joint operations against the NSCN by the Indian Armed in Assam is a responsobility and concern of the Indian Government which is a party to the Ceas-fire agreement of 1997,” the NSCN-IM stated.
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CSAT set to replace prelims in CS exam
NEW DELHI, Aug 26: In a significant move, Government has agreed to a proposal to introduce Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in place of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
"The Government has approved the proposal for introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in place of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan informed the Rajya Sabha.
In Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), one of optional subjects which a candidate could have chosen out of 23 optional has been replaced with common paper on aptitude test, he said, adding the syllabus of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is being worked out.
The Government will shortly notify the new scheme of examination giving details of the syllabus, he said in a written reply.
Just a few days back, the SPF Govt had announced that Rs 1 lakh each would be given as financial aid to candidates from Manipur who clear the prelims.
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Ambassadors’ visit
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : On a three-day visit, a team of nine Ambassadors of member-countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in India is set to arrive here on September 19.
The visit is part of the ‘Mission to North East States’ of the Central Government.
To be sponsored by the Ministry of DoNER, it aims at giving a new impetus to the ‘Look East Policy’ of the Centre.
During the visit, Ambassadors of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will be accompanied by their family members and eight other officials.
On their arrival here on September 19, the Ambassadors would call on the Chief Minister for a joint meeting to discuss various developmental issues.
On the following day, the Ambassadors will visit the border town Moreh by road and leave for Aizawl the next day.
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Goods trucks arrive
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : In all 154 loaded trucks, 40 oil tankers and one bullet tanker arrived here today under CRPF escort while 40 empty trucks, 7 oil tankers and 3 bullet tankers have been escorted from here.
On the other hand, at least 116 goods laden vehicles including four LPG carriers and 11 oil tankers bound for Imphal have been stranded at Jiribam, reports our Jiribam correspondent.
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Dr GS Moirangthem
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : Dr GS Moirangthem, MS, FRCS Ed (UK), FICS (Gastro), FAIS, FIAGES (Lap), FMAS (Lap) who is also the head of Surgical Gastroe-nterology & Minimal Access Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, RIMS, Imphal has been appointed as a visiting Professor of Lanzhou University, which is the 2nd Hospital and 2nd Clinical Medical College of the University located at Lanzhou, China during the Interna-tional conference in Surgery hosted in Lanzhou University from May 28 to 30.
Dr Moirangthem participated in the conference as a guest speaker at the invitation of EPS Global Inc, Montreal, Canada and presented his scientific paper on ‘Laparscopic CBD explanation for extraction of round worm’.
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Minister inspects
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Md Allaudin Khan visited Jiribam today and inspected imple-mentation of the flagship progra-mmes of the Government being taken up in the sub-division, reports our Jiribam correspondent.
During his visit, the Minister also toured the Barak circle area of Jiribam.
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Building inaugurated
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : A newly constructed building of the Langol Tarung Women Society was inaugurated today by Youth Affairs and Sports Minister N Biren.
The inaugural function was graced by YAS Minis-ter Biren, chairman of Tar- ung Village Authority K Keishang, social worker Kh Joykishan, president of the Senior Citizens for Society Manipur N Binoy and Councillor of IMC Ward No 25 Thambaljao Phaomei as presidium members.
The new building chris-tened Late Huidrom Arun- kumari Devi Memorial Building was donated by social worker Kh Joy-kishan.
The inaugural function also featured cultural dance and music presented by the Tarung Women Society.
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Aid to Myanmar
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : Engineering plant equipment including one bull dozer and two road rollers have been presented to Myan-mar by the CO of 31 Assam Rifles on behalf of the Government of India and the Indian Army during a simple ceremony at Moreh today, informed a press release issued by the PRO of Hqs IG AR (S).
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Grenade attack
IMPHAL, Aug 26:The private residence of one Md Wajirudin (30) of Lilong Masjid Lamkhai was attacked with a hand grenade at about 10 last night, said police sources.
The grenade which failed to explode was retrieved by a team of 28 Assam Rifles last night. Incidentally, two mobile phone BTS towers are installed at the home of Wajirudin. A PULF faction made a demand of Rs one lakh from Wajiruding through telephone sometime back.
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Myanmarese held
IMPHAL, Aug 26:One Myanmarese National was apprehended by troops of 29 Assam Rifles at Tengnoupal at about 7 am today. The foreigner identified as Sa Maw (29) s/o U Ten Thow of Tamu, Myanmar came to Imphal two months back and was working as a jeweller at Mantripukhri. He was travelling back to Myanmar when he was detained by AR troops at Tengnoupal today, said an AR PRO release.
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Design workshop
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : A 15-day design and technical development workshop on jewellery and embroidery was opened today at the office of Help and Develop- ment Organisation (HADO), Uripok Polem Leikai.
The workshop spon-sored by the Development Commissioner (Handi-crafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is being attended by 120 artisans.
The inaugural function was attended by MLA L Nandkishore and Project Manager of DIC Imphal West P Minakumari as chief guest and president respectively.
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Guite Road
Lamka, Aug 26: The Lamka to Aizawl motor service co-operative society today said torrential rains along the Guite Road in recent days have leave them with no option but to withhold their services beginning September 1.
Announcing their decision the society’s secretary said heavy rain have rendered most portions of the road hostile for any vehicular movement and as such they will withhold until the stretch was traffic worthy.
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UG cadres, OG workers pulled up
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : Two PLA/RPF cadres have been apprehended during a search operation conducted by Thoubal police commandos at about 1 am today.
The arrested RPF/PLA cadres have been identified as Nongthombam Sanjit alias Abung alias Kwaklei (33) s/o N Juge of Sekmaijin Thongam Leikai and Nongthombam Nanao (23) s/o N Mahajon of Sekmaijin Thongam Leikai, said a press release issued by Thoubal SSP Clay Khongsai.
One cadre of the KCP (Lamyanba Khuman) identified as Lousigam Joykumar (49) s/o L Mangichand of Luwangsangbam was pulled up from his home by Imphal East commandos at about 9.15 am yesterday, said a press release issued by SP Imphal East Th Radheshyam.
One PREPAK cadre identified as Ningthoujam Anand alias Imo Singh (30) s/o N Gyanendro of Thangmeiband Lairenhanjaba Leikai was also arrested by Imphal East commandos from Lamlong Bazar at about 3.30 om yesterday.
On the other hand, a press release issued by the PRO of Hqs IG AR (S) informed about the arrest of over ground workers of KYKL from Khongjom Bazar at about 9.15 am yesterday. The OG workers have been identified as Bobi alias Safiqur Rehman (21) s/o Azizur rehman of Sora vilage, Nanao alias Ratan (23) s/o Sajao of Langathel and H Romen (23) s/o H Ranjan of Games village. All the three OG workers have been handed over to Thoubal police station.
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Training programme ends
IMPHAL, Aug 26 : A training programme of Health Assistants was closed today with a simple ceremony today which was graced by IG AR (S) Maj Gen CA Krishnan and dr Tomcha Khuman of IMA and other civil dignitaries.
At the closing ceremony, each student was presented with a stipend of Rs 1500, first aid medical kit worth Rs 1500, CD containing course material, St John’s Ambulance Senior first aid certificate and workshop attendee certificate.
Earlier on August 22, course participants con-ducted voluntary health education programmes in villages around Imphal and Churachandpur.
Three students from the training batch would be given scholarship by the Home Ministry for a nursing course through Delhi University, said an AR PRO release.
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ZYF urges
IMPHAL, Aug 26: Zeliang-rong Youth Front (ZYF) has urged the Border Road Organisation (BRO) to start work along Tamenglong-Khongsang Road which was handed over to them from PWD since July 1, 2010.
In a statement, the Front asserted that the said road is in a pathetic condition today due to negligence of the authorities concerned, thereby endangering the lives of the passengers and travellers.
The aggrieved public and ZYF will not remain mute spectator if the work is not begin within 15 days, the Front warned.
Furthermore, it made it clear that tribal land should not be sold or leased out to non-tribal at any cost.
The Front has also directed all the DDOs/Heads of Department in Tamenglong district to report at their respective offices within 10 days failing which action will be taken up against them.
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ZSUM concerned
IMPHAL, Aug 26: Drawing the attention of the authorities concerned to the ongoing construction work of a bridge over Leimatak river, Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Manipur (ZSUM) has pointed out that the present construction is short of official estimate and its implementation is placing the bridge in a dangerous position.
In a statement, chairman of ZSUM Phillip Kamei informed that the level of the present bridge is found to be much below the level of the old one and urged the authorities concerned for taking up necessary remedial measures.
The Union has also drawn the attention of the authority concerned to the deplorable condition of the road stretch from Bishnupur to Longjang (Thangal) village, which has caused lot of inconveniences to the people.
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Shot at, injured
IMPHAL, Aug 26: A youth who had been abducted along with the Pradhan of Mongsangei Gram Panchayat on the night of August 24was found shot at his lefy by unidentified armed persons at Sanjenbam today.
The injured youth identified as Pebam Priyoranjan alias Chalamba (24) of Mongsangei Makha Leikai has been admitted to RIMS for treatment.
He had been abducted along with Sanjenbam Ongbi Sharmila Devi, who is the Pradhan of Mongangei Gram Panchayat from the latter’s residence at Mong-sangei Makha Leikai on the night of August 24.
The whereabouts of the abducted Pradhan is still not known.
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HTC memo
IMPHAL, Aug 26: Hill Tribal Council, Moreh has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister urging for prompt action towards redressal of the issue related to overlapping of Census exercise in respect of Moreh town. The memorandum signed by its pre- sident Jangmang demand-ed that the Census 2011 exercise should be conducted as per the standing order and the will of the people should not be ignored.
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State Govt moots sickness assistance fund BPL families
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 26: With the main objective extending financial assistance to families belonging to the category of Below Poverty Line (BPL) for treatment in time of sickness, the State Government has mooted institution of a State Sickness Assistance Fund.
According to a reliable source, in this regard, the Health Department has proposed to the Planning Department for necessary approval.
In the institution of the proposed State Sickness Assistance Fund, the Centre and the State Govern- ment have to respectively contribute 50 percent of the required fund.