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BRIEF NEWS: March 06, 2011

Army donates boxing kits to academy

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Red Shield Division has provided boxing equipment worth Rs 2 lakhs to the MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy, Langol as a part of Military Civic Action project, ‘Ops Sadbhavana’ today.

Speaking at the occasion, Padmashree MC Mary Kom thanked the Indian Army in general and the GOC for the kind gesture.

The GOC of Red Shield Division assured that Army would do everything possible to promote sports activities in Manipur which has huge sports potential as everybody has seen in the recently concluded National Games, said a press release issued by PIB (DW).

Meanwhile, a statement of the Academy issued by its secretary Jimmy Leivon detailed the donated items included kitchen utensils, sports kits and generator.

Appreciating the Army gesture, the secretary on behalf of the Academy said: This will be a great motivation to all the students in their endeavor.

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Security steps for President’s visit

IMPHAL, Mar 5: As pre-emptive step in view of the high profile maiden visit of the President of India Pratibha Devising Patil to Manipur on March 10 security measures have been tightened along with round the clock deployment of security forces at strategic locations.

To ensure that the President’s visit passes off with- out any glitch, a police team under the supervision of DSP (IW) S Ibomcha carried out frisking operation of passers-by in the periphery of the Raj Bhavan this afternoon.

In all 19 persons were detained briefly for verification of identities and other relevant procedures.

According to the police officer frisking and checking as well as search operations would be intensified at various locations till the arrival and departure of the President of India.

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PREPAK denies

IMPHAL, Mar 5: The proscribed PREPAK has refuted any connection whatsoever between Thounaojam Jayenta alias Hera (25) s/o Buno of Awang Khunou Mayai Leikai and Khuman Chandramani (30) s/o (L) Thambalngou. They were arrested by Imphal West commandos and 116 Bn BSF from Sagolband Moirang Leirak on March 4.

A press release issued by the outfit’s Imphal West district commander Jameson contended that the two individuals were unknown to the party. Regarding the police claim that they were trained under SS Captain Japan, the outfit clarified there is no one by the name of Japan in PREPAK.

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VA urges authority

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Poi Village Authority, Ukhrul district has said that the three room extension of Poi Junior High School has missed the deadline.  The extension work under BADP program amounting to Rs 6 lakhs which should have been started much earlier does not see any progress so far. The concerned agency has completely neglected the said work, it said and urged the concerned authority not give other developmental works to the said agency until their activities are well scrutinized.

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Body concerned

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Kuki Area GB Union (Chief Association), Karbi Anglong, Assam has appealed Kuki armed group KRA to withdraw its cadres from Assam at the earliest. A press release issued by its general secretary said that incidents like killing of GB Khulpao Kipgen of Lhangkichoi village, torture of GB Khaisat Haokip of L Gamhoi village and injuring of 14 local people created insecurity to the minds of the common people.

The association urged the Manipur Government to take note of the incidents as KRA is a SoO signatory group in Manipur.

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

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