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BRIEF NEWS: March 10, 2011

Shop burgled, bomb found

IMPHAL, Mar 9: A complaint has been filed to the police with regard to theft of Rs 21,200 from an iron and cement shop located at Khoyathong area on the intervening night of March 8 and 9.

As per complaint by the shop owner namely Thokchom Sunil of Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, unknown person(s) burgled his shop ‘Valentina Steel’ by breaking the shutter and looted the cash amount kept inside the safe.

In another incident, a hand grenade has been retrieved by personnel of Manipur Police bomb squad from the Heirangoithong residence of an Assistant Sub Inspector of Manipur Police Radio.

According to police source, the explosive device was spotted at the residence of Chabungbam Rajchandra at around 7.30 am today.

The bomb squad safely exploded the hand grenade later in the day at Lamphel area.

Police speculate that the bomb might have been lobbed to the residential compound last night.

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Mishap kills one

IMPHAL, Mar 9: A charcoal laden truck met with an accident killing one woman and injuring several others at Pearsonmun, around 4 kms away from Churachandpur headquarters tonight, reports our Correspondent. The driver lost control of the Pearsonmun town-bound truck while moving down a slope at around 7 pm.  At least three others are said to be in critical condition.

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Bandh ends

IMPHAL, Mar 9: The 24-hour State-wide bandh called in protest against the abduction and detention of Longjam Suresh of Top Siphai by unidentified armed persons in combat dress ended peacefully. Although the bandh could not give much impact in other parts of the State, at least four vehicles were damaged by bandh supporters along Mayai Lambi.

Traffic along the road was blocked from Hiyangthang to Mayang Imphal by putting boulders and burning tires at different places.

One truck, one van and two two-wheelers were damaged by bandh supporters during the 24-hour bandh. Police dispersed bandh supporters by firing tear gas shells and mock bombs at different places.

Longjam Suresh of Top Siphai was picked up by unidentified armed persons in combat dress along with one Ch Manglemba of the same locality from their respective houses on the night of February 18.

Although Manglemba was released at Koirengei on February 20, Suresh’s whereabouts still remain as a mystery.

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KSO hails

IMPHAL, Mar 9: Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO), Moreh Block has welcomed the newly posted doctors at Moreh Hospital.

In a statement, the student body informed that five doctors have already reported for duty at the border town following the joint appeal made by HERICOUN and KSO, Moreh Block for provide the required doctors and other necessary medical equipments like X-ray machine, ultra sound, apparatus for minor operation, etc.

At long last, the aspiration of the people of Moreh has been fulfilled by the Medical department on February 21 along with issuing an order to the effect of posting 10 doctors, the statement added.

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UG arrested

NIMPHAL, Mar 9: In a major breakthrough, troops of 22 Assam Rifles have arrested the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the banned outfit, United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) during an operation conducted at Phaitol village of Tousem sub-division in Tamenglong district yesterday, reports our Jiribam correspondent. The arrested UG member who has been subsequently handed over to Jiri Police Station has been identified as Satkhogin Chongloi (49) s/o Paokholan Chongloi of Vangai Chungpao village in Tamenglong district.

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Disability Act

IMPHAL, Mar 9: A two-day long State level consultation on the working draft of the new law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2011 has begun from today at State Guest House, Sanjenthong.

Being organized under the aegis of Spastic Society of Manipur, the consultation aimed to incorporate various issues related to persons with disabilities. Special Rapporteur of the NHRC Prasanna Kumar Pincha, who arrived here this afternoon, also participated in the consultation.

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Entrance test

IMPHAL, Mar 9: Earth Sciences Department of Manipur University has informed the concerned candidates that the entrance test for admission to the PhD will be held at 11 am of March 12. The candidates must bring original marksheets and certificates, said a press release.

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One KCP cadre held

IMPHAL, Mar 9: A combined team of Imphal West district police commandos and personnel of 116 BSF B-Coy arrested an active member of KCP from Thongju Pechu Lampak today.

The cadre has been identified as Yumnam Ibohal alias Sunil alias Nanao (28) s/o late Shamu of Pechu Lampak.

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Water supply disrupted

IMPHAL, Mar 9: Public Health Engineering Department has informed that water supply will be suspended at least for five days at Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai, Meisnam Leikai, Kabrambam Leikai and parts of Lourung Purel Leikai due to damage of pipeline in excavation work of sewerage project at DMC Road and Watham Leirak crossing.

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CBSE cell urges

IMPHAL, Mar 9: In view of the ongoing Class X and XII CBSE examinations, CBSE Schools’ Monitoring Cell has urged the concerned to relax the CBSE students and teachers from the purview of the general strike being clamped on March 10 and 11 in connection with the visit of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

The Cell also urged the concerned security personnel not to create any inconvenience to the teachers and students on these days.

It also appealed the students and teachers to carry admit card, identity card and related documents for identification.

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CDSU expresses concern over bad road condition

Lamka, Mar 9: CDSU has expressed serious concern over the undue delay on the construction work of Tedim road stretch between Kaprang and Khengjang village, which has posed serious health hazard to the people dwelling along the road.

Calling upon the concerned authority to look into the matter and reined in the concern contractor(s) so that the pending work is accomplished at the earliest, the union said it seeks a convincing explanation as well from the contractors.

It also warned that the union would resort to any action it deems fit if the concerned authority and the contractors fail to take immediate steps to address the grievances of the people.

*S Singlianmang Guite.

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

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