BRIEF NEWS: April 04, 2011

MI Khan’s house attacked

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Private residence of rebel turned politician MI Khan was attacked by lobbying a hand grenade at Keirao Makting Makha Leikai under Irilbung police station in Imphal East district this morning.

The hand grenade having no detonator was found inside a dust-bin kept near the residential gate of MI Khan, the former Chairman of PULF.

MI Khan said that it was a political act guided by narrow outlook aimed at threatening his supporters.

The act of placing the hand grenade has been vehemently condemned by the local people of Keirao.

On the other hand, another hand grenade was found inside a furniture house located at Yaiskul Police Lane at about 10.30 this morning.

The hand grenade was found wrapped by polythene and put inside a pet bottle marked a Glucose.

Police have retrieved the grenade.

The furniture house belongs to one Salam Manglemba (39) of Kakching Khunou Thongam Awang Leikai.

The pet bottle also contained a piece of paper written as “MDF”and “All shops of Moirangkhom”.

Meanwhile, another bomb was found at the residential compound of one Kangabam Ramananda s/o Shamu Singh of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai this morning.

The bomb which was partially rusted had its pin removed. It was found wrapped in polythene.

Decrying the act of placing bombs in civilian areas, local people of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai staged a protest demonstration today. The people of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai were aggrieved all the more as another bomb exploded just a few days back in their locality at the residence of one Sorokhaibam Khongnem.


Patil leads in Cheiraoba greetings

IMPHAL, Apr 3: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has extended greetings to all the Manipuri communities on the occasion of Sajibu Cheiraoba.

In a message released from Rashtrapati Bhavan today, Pratibha Devisingh Patil said, “On the joyous occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chetti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.

May these festivals bring prosperity, peace and happiness and also promote a spirit of oneness and harmony”.

GOC of Red Shield Division, Maj Gen DS Hooda and all ranks of 57 Mountain Division also greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba.

In his message Maj Gen DS Hooda said, “May this festival bring peace, joy and prosperity to the people of Manipur.”

President of Manipur People’s Party (MPP), Dr Nimaichand Luwang also greeted the people of the State on the joyous occasion.

In his message Dr Nimaichand Luwang said, “May the festival bring tranquility, prosperity, peace and good health to the State.”

Janata Dal (United), All Manipur Ethnical Socio-Cultural Organization (AMESCO), All Meitei Students Union Laiyingthou Sanamahi Thougal Kanglup and Meetei Erol Eyek Loinasillon Apunba Lup (MEELAL) also extended greetings on Cheiraoba festival.


Evangelist camp

IMPHAL, Apr 3: A three-day evangelist camp especially for mothers christened ‘Nute Camp’ was held at Gangpijang Baptist Church, Sadar Hills. The camp which began on March 31 was organized under the aegis of Women Society, Kuki Baptist Convention, Parish No 19.


Bandh threat

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Havildar and CRTO DPC Faced Candidates Association 2008 have warned that it would call a State-wide 24-hour general strike on April 9 if the interview results are not declared within April 8. It was decided in a joint meeting of the candidates and guardians held today.


Security beefed up

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Security measures have been beefed-up and intelligence network revitalized in view of the threat issued by a KCP group against non-locals staying in Manipur.

According to Senior SP (Imphal West) L Kailun deployment of security teams at strategic locations, particularly areas having substantial non-local population, had been initiated in addition to intensifying police patrolling.

Moreover, personnel of intelligence agencies have been instructed to remain on high alert in order to prevent occurrence of unwanted activities in the district, the police officer said.


‘RTE Act put at abeyance’

IMPHAL, Apr 3: The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 has been implemented all over the country except Jammu and Kashmir since April 1, 2010; the same Act has not been implemented in Manipur, the All India Students’ Federation, Manipur State Council.

Under this Act, all children between 6 and 14 years should be provided free admission, text books, school uniforms, school bags and study materials.

There must not be any admission test for classes I to VIII and student-teacher ratio should be 30 is to one, pointed out AISF Manipur State Council president Kh Inaobi.

Observing that many schools are still conducting admission tests besides collecting admission fees against the provisions of the Act, Kh Inaobi sought immediate attention of the authority to such irregularities and anomalies.

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

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