BRIEF NEWS: February 26, 2011

Son kills father

IMPHAL, Feb 25: In an incident that was as abhorrent as the crime itself, a son hacked his father to death at Khordak Awang Leikai in Bishnupur district.

According to a delayed police report, the victim identified as Ningthoujam Sanatomba (55) of Khordak Awang Leikai was found dead along the embankment of Khordak on the night of February 23. The last rites of the victim was performed yesterday.

However, some elder members of the clan handing over Roshan (25)  son of Sanatomba to Mayang Imphal police station alleging that it was him who killed his father. There were reportedly fatal stabbing wounds at the jaws and neck of Sanatomba, who was addicted to drinks. It is suspected that the son may have committed the crime on account of the drinking habit of the father, the police report said.


Thaisii’s resignation

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi is downplaying the issue arising out of the resignation of Education and Science & Technology Minister DD Thaisii from his ministerial post saying that it is an internal matter.

Speaking to media persons in the Assembly complex today, the Chief Minister said that the matter would be sorted out very soon. However, with the MPCC (I) president not giving any response to DD Thaisii’s resignation letter, the matter has been taken to the AICC.


SBI adds one more ATM

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The State Bank of India, Paona Bazar branch has opened one more ATM in Imphal, informed the Chief Manager of the Paona Bazar branch in a statement today. The ATM has been installed at Jas Gas Station today with the Chief Manager inaugurating it. The latest addition of the ATM booth is in line with the efforts to ease the inconveniences faced by the people. SBI is also holding Bank adalat on March 14 at Imphal branch and the branches to be covered include Imphal, Maram, Senapati, Lairouching, Leimakhong, Others will follow suit.


RPF magazine

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) has announced resumption of ‘Reflection’ magazine’s publication.

An RPF statement issued by its Publicity secretary T Leishemba said after a brief cessation of publication of the magazine the same has been re-launched under the objective of entertaining views and comments of the common people.

As participation of the masses in the ongoing campaign for regaining sovereignty of Manipur is inevitable the RPF will accommodate all positive suggestions, Leishemba maintained while adding that through the magazine the organization will also highlight its policy program from time to time.

The statement also conveyed warm greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of RPF’s 32nd raising day anniversary.


Cultural meet kicks off

IMPHAL, Feb 25: A cultural meet for 25 schools under Kuki Christian Upa was kicked off today at Taphou Kuki village with MLA Haokholet Kipgen, MLA K Raina and Kangpokpi ADC Member Lenkhomang Chongloi as presidium members.

Speaking at the occasion, Haokholet Kipgen highlighted the need to preserve and promote the ancient culture and tradition of Kuki people even if they are part of the Christian society.

Every nation has their own identity and the identity of each nation is drawn from their ancient culture, tradition, practices and ethos, Haokholet Kipgen said.

K Raina said “our culture is our identity”. Culture defines one’s identity and status, he said.

Observing that Manipur is a land inhabited by different communities, Raina called upon all to respect different cultures of different communities.

The three day long cultural meet is being organized to familiarize the younger generations with the ancient culture and tradition of Kuki people.


VA accuses Tamenglong DC

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The Kuilong Village Authority, Tamei Sub-division has alleged that the Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong has constituted Beneficiary Committee in connection with construction of ‘IVR from Kuilong to Ndening at Kuilong-I’ under BRGF 2010-11, by ignoring village authority recommendations/proceedings and resolutions.

Contending that constitution of the Committee by ignoring village authority recommendations and resolutions is a violation of guidelines/norms of BRGF, the Village Authority further accused the DC of issuing the work order deliberately to the fictitious beneficiary committee for unknown reasons.

When the village Authority complained to him, the DC claimed to have carried out the work following instructions of the Chief Minister, a Village Authority statement maintained while suggesting that all concerned clarify on the matter at the earliest.


Body urges contractors

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Zingsho Mapithel Long has appealed all the contractors/sub-contractors for the early completion of road constructions of Litan to Lungphu and Nongdam Tangkhul to Itham Lampkhai under PMGSY. The body cautioned that it would interfere into the matter and do the needful if it is not completed at the earliest.


Phungyar body warns

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Spen Villa (S) Federal Youth Club Organization, Phungyar has said that it would launch agitation if the road construction from Shangsak to Phungyar is not completed within one month. The road which is to be constructed under SPA 2008-2009 is still lying incomplete, said a press release.


Nungba rally

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Raising the demand for ensure benefits under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) to the people and initiating concrete steps to ensure food security, a public rally was taken out at Nungba today.

Organized jointly by Nungba Area PDS Forum, Zeliangrong Students’ Union (Nungba Area), Nungba Women Society, Nungba Area Village Authority Association, Nungba Area Women Welfare Organization and Indo-Global Social Service Society, Pearl Project, PESCH, a memorandum was also submitted to SDO Nungba highlighting these demands.

The memorandum pointed out that beneficiaries under TPDS and ICDS have always been deprived of their rightful share and demanded necessary probe in this connection.

It also warned of taking recourse to agitation until the rightful demands of the people are ensured.

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

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