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BRIEF NEWS: April 24, 2011

Body disposal

IMPHAL, Apr 23: An unidentified male body has been recovered from near Bongbal Khullen, which is about 25 kilometers north east of Yairipok police station.

It is said that at about 11 am yesterday Yairipok police received information about the corpse, which has been brought to JNIMS morgue after it was retrieved by a team of the police station.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Officer in-charge, Yairipok police station said the ‘almost decomposed’ body is clad in a white color full-sleeve shirt with a black terry-cotton trouser and without shoes.

Further informing that the victim seem to be about 5.6 feet in height and was found with a brownish carry bag containing a flashlight with three Everyday cells, the OC’s statement maintained that the body would be disposed off as per law in case nobody claims the same within April 25.

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Court summons

IMPHAL, Apr 23: The Special Judge (NDPS) Fast Track Court, Manipur East passed an order on April 13, 2011 whereby one Smt Tenu Tangkhul w/o Ako Tangkhul from Leimakhul but presently a resident of Zomi Villa in Imphal has been asked to appear before the Court on May 4.

The notice has been reissued by the said as the accused individual/or suspected to committed offence in violation of 21 NDL PS Act and which is punishable under Section 82 of CrPC has not responded positively to an earlier summon, a statement issued by Officer in-charge of Imphal Police station said.

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Man dies in mishap

IMPHAL, Apr 23: An elderly person has been killed after he was hit by a Tata Magic at around 2.40 pm today near Meitei Lamkhai, which lies under Singjamei police station on the Imphal-Moreh route.

The victim, who was riding a Honda Activa at the time of the mishap, has been identified as Angom Somorendra (60) from Thoubal Kiyam Maning Leikai.

Police have deposited the body at RIMS morgue while a case has been registered in connection with the accident.

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Easter Sunday

IMPHAL, Apr 23: On the auspicious occasion of Easter Sunday, GOC Red Shield Division and IGAR (S) have conveyed warm greetings to the people of Manipur.

In a message, GOC Red Shield Division Maj Gen DS Hooda said ‘many many years ago Jesus let the Romans crown him with a Crown of Thorns on behest of the Sanhedrin and Pharisees who accused him of blasphemy – so that all mankind could be saved in the years ahead. The GOC also expressed that ‘this Easter will herald a new dawn and bring everlasting peace to Manipur, said a PIB (DW) release.

IGAR (South) Maj Gen CA Krishnan and all ranks of Assam Rifles have extended very warm greeting and sincere goodwill to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Easter Sunday. May this festival herald an era of peace, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in Manipur and enhance the spirit of unity, cohesiveness and brother hood in the region, conveyed a PRO IGAR (S) release.

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NSCN-K expels

IMPHAL, Apr 23: RCM Tapibou Neumai s/o Hukhambou Neumai of Renglong in Tamenglong district has been expelled/terminated from GPRN/NSCN-K Zeliangrong region, according to a statement issued by its region chairman retired Capt R Adon.

Adon declared that Tapibou Neumai is a wanted person and he would be given befitting punishment. He collected lakhs of rupees from Tamenglong district and fled.  It has also been learnt that Tapibou snatched lot of work orders of NREGS from Tamenglong district and Tousem sub-division. So, he had been summoned for more than 4/5 times but he paid not respect. Instead, he challenged the Region, Adon said, while informing the general public that financial matter of the Region would be dealt by the finance in-charge only and all transaction will be done through Region’s receipts only.

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Forum to take up measures

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Film Forum Manipur has decided to take up more stringent measures in order to check illegal copying and selling of Manipuri digital films to the public.

Speaking to media persons this afternoon, Film Forum Manipur Chairman L Surjakanta said that the forum has been working to prohibit illegal and copying and sale of Manipuri digital films since earlier.

He decried that such marketing of digital films without the necessary permission has resulted in big losses to film producers.

To check such illegal practices, stringent actions would be launched from May 1, Surjakanta said.

Moreover, original copies would be pasted with holograms, he added.

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Easter greetings

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Manipur Baptist Convention (MBC) has extended Easter greetings to all the people of Manipur. In a statement, general secretary of MBC Rev DV Wungnaoting Konghar said that Jesus, who was crucified on the cross on Good Friday, was resurrected on Easter Sunday and is alive today.

Though we are living in a time of uncertainty, let us be reminded that God is in control and there is always hope in Jesus, Konghar said while praying may the risen Lord grant us peace, joy, hope and prosperity as we continue to live together in unity.

In another statement, Pastor of MBC Centre Church, Imphal Rev L Simon Raomai prayed that as we celebrate Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let the eternal love, hope, job and selfless sacrifice be resurrected in our hearts and in our land.

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Stage set for rock fest

IMPHAL, Apr 23: All preparations have been made for the Nokia Yaoshang Rock Festival 2011 scheduled for tomorrow evening at NCC Ground Thangmeiband.

The festival sponsored by Nokia was postponed due to Board and Council exams.  Girish and The Chronicles from Sikkim, Boomerang from Mizoram and local bands Tapta and Dirty Strikes would be performing at the festival.

A press meet was held this afternoon at Hotel Nirmala where Nokia director RK Sanjoy invited one and all to the rock show.

Many band members who perform tomorrow were also present at the press meet.

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Power line

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Informing that the dedicated power line extending on either sides of Tiddim Road from Keishmpat Power House would be cut off within April 25, Electricity Dept has appealed to the owners to remove their respective wires before that and said that the Department would not be responsible for any loss in case of failure.

However, power connection to places of essential services like press would be restored at the earliest possible through use of Arial Bunch Conductor (ABC), the Dept said.

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Deadline served

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Along with inspecting the condition of staff quarters of Family Welfare Department in Moreh, Hill Tribal Council (HTC), Moreh has set May 5 as the deadline to all the illegal occupants to vacate, reports our Moreh correspondent.

The deadline has been served after an inspection of the existing condition of the staff quarters located along the road side of Moreh ward no. 9. The inspection team of HTC led jointly by its general secretary Ginsei Ihungdim and secretary in charge of medical health & sanitation Dr Thanglen found that many individuals are putting up in the staff quarters illegally. The condition of the building of the staff quarters were also found in a deplorable state.

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Ukhrul mela

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Principal Secretary (Commerce and Industries) O Nabakishore has disclosed that the Government has been making efforts towards setting up a handloom cluster unit at Tolloi in Ukhrul district.

Participating as chief guest on the second day of the 10-day long handloom and craft exhibition at Town Hall, Ukhrul today, Nabakishore said that the required fund for setting up the proposed handloom cluster unit at Tolloi has already been sanctioned and the amount would be released only after a project has been underway.

Emphasizing on the need for improving the quality of the products, the Principal Secretary announced that a training program on export is scheduled to be held from May 16 to 20 at Hyderabad and to participate in this training program two representatives from Ukhrul would be deputed with all expenses paid by the Government.

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

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