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BRIEF NEWS: April 13, 2011


IMPHAL, Apr 12: Reacting to the news item which appeared in the English edition of The Sangai Express, dated April 13, 2011 under the caption, “MSF drive exposes more in text book fiasco,” the All Manipur Offset Printers’ Association has clarified that the names of the printing firms, which were mentioned in the news item from where volunteers of MSF had confiscated a large number of BSEM prescribed text books is wrong and baseless. In a statement the All Manipur Offset Printers’ Association said that the news item is completely unfounded and false.

The Printers’ Association added that the books were published after getting the requisite orders from the Board and added that the sale and custody of the books is totally under the supervision of the Board.

The printers mentioned in the report are;  RNB Offset Printers, Lamyanba Printers, Ketuki Offset, NHT, Saratchandra Offset,  ST Printers, KK Art Centre,  Emoinu Offset and Sangai Offset Printers.

Editor adds: We stand corrected. The error crept in during the editing process due to a misinterpretation of the story filed by our reporter at the news desk. It was an inadvertent error on our part and our deep regrets for any inconveniences caused to any of the said printers.


Date set for Chopper service details

IMPHAL, Apr 12: For the proposed helicopter service between Imphal-Moreh, Imphal-Jiribam and Imphal-Tamenglong, the finer details will be adopted at the fourth meeting of the North Eastern Council Working Group scheduled to be held on April 26 at Shillong.

Talking to The Sangai Express, Transport Minister K Ranjit said that the details will be worked out at the meeting for Pawan Hans helicopter service in the State.

Necessary information for the helicopter service like helipads sites have been already conveyed to the NEC.

The meeting will also discuss the fare rates.

The Minister has also detailed his officials to attend the meeting.

The travel fare would be subsidized by 75 per cent courtesy the Ministry of Home Affairs while the remaining 25 per cent will be borne by the passengers.


MNRF cautions

IMPHAL, Apr 12: Calling for unity among the hill and the valley people, Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) has cautioned the people against elements that are trying to break apart the bond of fraternity and mislead the people on the activities of the outfit.

In a statement, information and publicity secretary of the outfit Maxstone said that MNRF would always stand for the unity of the hill and the valley people of Manipur who have suffered equally in the hands of their colonial rulers.

People in both the hill and the valley should understand the inalienable bonding existing between them and stand guard against elements that are trying to cause mischief and fight unitedly, Maxstone exhorted.

Maxstone further cautioned the people against one self-styled finance secretary who reportedly goes by the name of Til and extorting money from the people.

MNRF had already announced that all its financial matters of are being handled by revenue officer. So, public should alert when anyone came for money in the name of MNRF and can report the matter through e-mail address, Maxstone added.


State team hits the bull’s eye

IMPHAL, Apr 12: A State contingent consisting of 44 youths, 3 officials and one Youth awardee sponsored by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of Manipur participated in the 2nd North East Youth Festival, 2011 held from April 7 to 9 at Shillong, Meghalaya, according to a statement issued by Director of Youth Affairs and Sports L Jayantakumar Sharma. In all 8 States of the North Eastern region participated in the said festival. The State team participated in five competitive events and bagged the first position in folk dance and one Act play and 2nd position in the Folk song, carrying prize money of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively. The glorious State team arrived at Imphal yesterday.


Prize distribution

]IMPHAL, Apr 12 : The scheduled prize distribution  cum felicitation function of the 3rd Mathematics Competition organized by the Zeliangrong Students’ Union Manipur and the Zeliangrong Students’ Union Imphal has been postponed to April 24 due to unavoidable circumstances. The function was earlier scheduled for April 14. They further to all senior leaders, youth and students to attain the program.


Literary meet

JIRIBAM, Apr 12: The second literary meet of the Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Barak Valley was held today at tribal community hall here, reports our correspondent.

The main feature of the meet was symposium, debate and quiz competitions.

Zeliangrong students of Jiribam and adjoining villages of Tamenglong district as well as students from Cachar district of Assam participated in the literary meet.    Around 300 students participated in the meet.


State seeks CBI’s service

IMPHAL, Apr 12: The State Government has written to the Centre to let the CBI inquire the killings of Irom Roger of Wangkhei Angom Leikai by IFCD Minister Biren’s son N Ajay on March 20 with an M-20 gun and BSEM Chairman N Kunjabihari of Singjamei Naorem Leikai by unidentified persons. However, the DOPT has not yet issued any notification in connection with the Home Department’s letter to the Centre for CBI enquiry into the separate killings.

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

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