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BRIEF NEWS: April 03, 2011

Condemns attack

IMPHAL, Apr 2: Strongly condemning the bomb attack at the Kwakeithel Awang Thiyam Leikai residence of one Laishram Ratan Singh by unidentified person(s) on March 30, Youth Guide Society, Kwakeithel Awang Thiyam Leikai has demanded clarification from all concerned for such an act.

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3 Corps GOC

IMPHAL, Apr 2: GOC 3 Corps Lt Gen Dalbir Singh, who arrived in the State to assess the prevailing situation here called on the chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on March 31, accompanied by the IGAR (S) Maj Gen CA Krishnan and GOC Red Shield Division Maj Gen DS Hooda, said a PRO IGAR (S) release issued today.

Lt Gen Dalbir, who also visited IGAR (S) and Red Shield Division was also briefed on the prevailing security situation in the State, the release informed adding that the 3 Corps Commander appreciating efforts being put in by the Army and Assam Rifles encouraged the troops to keep up the good job.

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Innovative scheme meet

IMPHAL, Apr 2: A meeting of the Innovative Scheme coordinating committee, constituted to encourage and support innovative artisans and entrepreneurs, was held today in the office of the Chief Secretary.

The meeting presided by Chief Secretary DS Poonia was attended by eight innovators working in the fields of Kouna crafts, dryer, paper cutter and electric shock proof.

They gave brief presentations about the products they innovated.

The meeting was also attended by the Finance Commissioner, Commerce and Industries Deputy Director, Science and Technology Director, MY Pro VC and the PCCF.

The Government officials assured the artisans and entrepreneurs that the Government would help them in manufacturing and marketing their innovative products.

Moreover, a State level innovation council has been set up with the Chief Minister as chairman in order to implement the innovation scheme effectively.

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Seminar on composite history ends

IMPHAL, Apr 2: The two-day seminar on Haipou Jadonang, Rani Gaidinlui and Kuki Rebellion in the Composite History of Manipur, organized by National Research Centre (NRC), Manipur, concluded today at Manipur Dramatic Union (MDU) Hall here in Imphal.

Half a dozen intellectuals who are the authority in their field of interest spoke on wide ranging issues under the broad theme of the seminar.

Dr D Letkhojam Haokip, a lecturer in History from Don Bosco College Maram, spoke on the significance of Anglo-Kuki war 1917-1919.

Dr Priyadarshani M Gangte, Lecturer Damdei Christian College, attempted at underscoring the underpinnings of the Kuki uprising in 1917-1919 within the composite history of Manipur, while Dr L Basanta Devi of Standard College and Sumitra Kamei separately attempted to trace the exploit of Rani Gaidinlui within the framework of the life and activities of women of the then composite Manipuri society.

Dr Budha Kamei highlighted the concept of God in the traditional sense as well as with the advent of Christianity in Zeliangrong society that has impinged on the composite culture and history of Manipur.

*Newmai News Network

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Delegates leave

IMPHAL, Apr 2: Chairperson of Manipur State Com- mission for women Dr L Ibetombi Devi along with the panel’s Member secretary S Meghachandra Sharma left Imphal today to attend a seminar-cum-work- shop on ‘Marriageable age for Girls’ to be held at Orchid Lake Resort, Umiam (Meghalaya) on April 4.

The event being co-hosted by National Com- mission for women and Meghalaya State’s Social Welfare Department is being held to deliberate on ‘lacunae’ in the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, said a Com- mission statement.

They will also attend a centenary celebration of International Women’s Day to be organized by National Commission of Women at New Delhi on April 7 on the topic ‘Women in the world of tomorrow’. Among others the latter event will discuss action taken report by the respective State Govts’ with Chairpersons and representatives of the respective State Commissions.

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

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