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BRIEF NEWS: April 11, 2011

Bandh threat

IMPHAL, Apr 10: All Manipur DPC Faced Candidates Association for Primary and Hindi Graduate Teachers 2006 has said that it will impose a 24-hour State wide bandh with effect from April 15 midnight if the Government fails to declare the exact result submitted by the enquiry committee within April 14.

Speaking to the media today, president of the association, S Indira Devi said that the State Government must be responsible for any untoward incident which may happen during the stir.

Although the Government had assured on the floor of the State Assembly that the interview result would be announced after the enquiry committee submitted its report before March 31, S Indira said, the assurance has not yet materialized. Maintaining that most of the enquiry reports in the State are kept in dark rooms without implementing any recommendation she also expressed apprehension that the report on DPC results may also face the same fate.

S Indira also alleged that quality of education in schools and colleges are degrading day by day due to corrupt practices of the MLAs and Ministers.

S Indira further observed that the DPC result must be announced at the earliest as the new session has already commenced.

She also appealed the right thinking citizens of the State to fight against corruption.

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Service suspended

IMPHAL, Apr 10: Denouncing the assault of a driver and a handyman, the Indo-Burma Sugnu Road Bus Owners’ Welfare Union has suspended service along the route indefinitely with effect from tomorrow.

A press release issued by its secretary A Priyokumar Singh said that the driver and handyman of the passenger bus (MN01-0727) operating between Imphal and Serou were severely beaten up by toll tax staff of Khagempali at around 3 pm today.

It added that the driver and handyman are undergoing treatment at RIMS Hospital after they were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The press release further said that all members of the union will suspend service till the culprits are punished.

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Baudi supports

IMPHAL, Apr 10: Zeliangrong Baudi has pledged support to the 48-hour bandh called by All Zeliangrong Students Union (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) in Zeliangrong areas in protest against the high-handedness of 11 Assam Rifles.

A press release issued by its Convener Poupoklung Kamei said that the charter of demands spelt out by AZSU is just, legitimate and is in the larger interest of the general public. Zeliangrong Baudi would extend every possible help in making the bandh a success, it added.

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Mass enrolment

IMPHAL, Apr 10: Oinam Block Congress Committee organized a mass enrollment drive at Sorarel community hall, Toubul today.

MLA T Mangibabu Singh, who is also the Vice-President of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, was the chief guest of the program.

MPCC Secretary L Radhakishore, MPCC General Secretary Vidyapati Senjam and other Congress leaders were also present in the enrollment drive.

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Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN) expresses thanks

IMPHAL, Apr 10: Zeliangrong Baudi, Tamei Zone has expressed gratitude to Tamenglong Public Forum for moving the case of construction of IT road and Kaiphundai-Tousem road to Gauhati High Court.

A press release issued by its president Wilinbou Newmai said that State PWD has made these roads dens of corruption leaving it in worst conditions.

It added that the culprits in the scandal must be identified and penalized as per law and crores of public money must be retrieved.

ZB Tamei Zone would extend every possible help in conducting enquiry, the press release said.

Maintaining that North East Council (NEC) had sanctioned Rs 6686 crores for the construction of these roads ZB Tamei Zone asked where all these public money have gone.

Saying that no improvement is visible on the stretch of Tamenglong-Tamei section the body asserted that it would write to NEC if works are not started immediately.

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

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