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BRIEF NEWS: April 02, 2011

3G service launched

IMPHAL, Apr 1: Along with the launch of 3G service today, Aircel has become the first private mobile service operators in Manipur to provide internet facility to its customers.

The Pocket Internet 3G Aircel was launched during a function at the office of Cell City located at Khoyathong today.

Operator head of Aircel P Kathirevalu, marketing head of North East Nishit and film actress Soma Devi were among the dignitaries who were present at the occasion. Speaking at the occasion, Kathirevalu said that Aircel is the first private mobile service operator in Manipur that has started providing 3G facility to its customers.

With the help of pocket internet 3G Aircel, any Aircel customer can have access to facilities like e-governance, e-health care, e-education, e-banking, etc.

This facility would also help in boosting trade and commerce, he added.

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Lokeshore feted

IMPHAL, Apr 1: Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly and MLA of Khundrakpam Assembly Constituency Th Lokeshore has been honored with ‘Glory of India Award, 2011’ during a function at the banquet hall of Indo-Thai Friendship Society on March 26.

Constituted by Indo-Thai Friendship Society, the award has been given to Lokeshore in honor of his contribution to the society as a representative of the people. The award was presented to Lokeshore by former Prime Minister of Thailand Korn Dabaransina.

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Body formed

IMPHAL, Apr 1: An organization called ‘Ngamkhei Kanba Lup, Jiribam’ has been formed today, reports our Jiribam correspondent. S Sushila Devi and M Bhupen Singh have been respective appointed as chairperson and convener of the organization that aims to safeguard the territory of Jiribam sub-division against intrusion from any quarters.

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Chuksumei rites

IMPHAL, Apr 1: The 77th commemoration of Zeliangrong Solidarity Day (Chuksumei rites) was observed under the joint aegis of Zeliangrong Union (ZU) and Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF), Imphal Zone at Zeliangrong building, Kakhulong, here today. The commemorative event was presided over by vice president of Zeliangrong Union (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) Simon Chawang and the key note address was delivered by general secretary of Zeliangrong Cultural Council R Chandra Haomei. The commemoration was attended by leaders of ZU, ZYF, ZCCHCP, village elders, youth clubs members and general public of Zeliangrong community.

According to a statement issued by general secretary of ZU Imphal Zone Th Thaimeiching, the historic event of Chuksumei rites was first performed by the forefathers of Zeliangrong people 77 years ago on April 1, 1934 at Tamenglong district headquarters and it is being observed every year since then. The observance signifies a sacred customary rites of cleansing all the sins of inter-village feuds, inter-tribe wars, killings and blood revenges committed in the past centuries and restoration and strengthening of the bond of unity among the tribes with blessings for brighter future.

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Student missing

IMPHAL, Apr 1: Whereabouts of one Arjun Mishra (15) s/o Hari Narayan Mishra of Tahar Basti, Irang Pt-I, Sadar Hills remains unknown after the Class 10 student of Diamond English High School, Kangpokpi went missing from the school hostel since March 31 morning.

According to a missing person’s case taken up Kangpokpi police station, principal of the School reported that the boy was found missing at about 8.30 am of March 31 without appearing for the ongoing HSLC examination.

The missing person is informed to be 5.5 feet in height, slim, wheatish complexioned, with cropped hair and attired in grey trousers, light blue and white striped shirt, maroon color sweater, black leather shoes and socks of same color.

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Eye-care camp

IMPHAL, Apr 1: Lions Club of Imphal will organize its first eye-care camp for the month of April at Lions Service Centre, Sangaiprou from 10 am to 12 noon on April 10.

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Two girls drown in at Koirengei Old Airfield

IMPHAL, Apr 1: In a fatal mishap, two girls got drowned in a pond located to the East of Manipur Public School near Koirengei Old Airfield this afternoon.

The fatal mishap occurred when Parbunthy Asari (16) d/o Kaphungyei and MC Bean Chengla (13) d/o MC Machung and another girl went to the pond to wash clothes.

The two girls belonged to Sorbung village of Phungyar sub-division, Ukhrul district but staying with their parents in rented rooms at Koirengei.

Bean Chengla first fell into the pond due to a slip of foot. Parbunthy struggled to pull up Bean Chengla but they both ended up drowning in the pond.

As the third girl cried out hysterically, the neighboring people rushed to the spot and found that the two girls had drowned.

***(BRIEF NEWS- Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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