BRIEF NEWS: March 12, 2011

Patil leaves

Imphal, Mar 11 :President of India, Pratibha Patil who arrived here on a two day visit yesterday, amid the general strike and boycott call issued by militants, left for Delhi in a special IAF chopper at about 2 pm from Tulihal. On the other hand, the 40 hours general strike called by the MPLF ended without any major incident today at 4 pm, save for the late evening bomb blast that rocked Old Checkon area yesterday. All market places remained shut today too.


Assault on Assembly staff

IMPHAL, Mar 11: A Point of Order raised by MLA O Joy with regard to the assault of three Assembly staff while delivering certain documents to MPSC by security forces has been referred to the Privilege Committee.

Observing that all Assembly staff should be treated as House Members when Assembly session is going on, the Speaker referred the matter to Privilege Committee under Rule 97.

Further, with regard to entry of a Police Sub-Inspector into the Assembly complex in uniform without the Speaker’s permission for verification while the session was on today, the Speaker sought the attention of the leader of the House and asked the Chief Minister to direct the Imphal West Senior SP to avoid such intrusion in future.


Memo submitted

IMPHAL, Mar 11: Council of Tribal Languages and Literature Societies, Manipur submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil pleading to direct the State Government to implement constitutional safeguards of minority languages in Manipur.


One dies in accident

IMPHAL, Mar 11: In a case of hit and run, a 58 years old man was killed after he was knocked down by an unknown vehicle at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai along Mayai Lambi at around 6.30 last night.

The victim identified as Laishram Ingocha of Khagempalli Panthak was rushed to RIMS but he succumbed to the injuries on the way.

With the registration of a case in connection with the incident at Imphal police station, post mortem examination of the corpse has been conducted today at RIMS.


TKLI hails bronze medal winner

IMPHAL, Mar 11: The Tangkhul Katamnao Long Imphal (TKLI) has congratulated Zingranphy Shanglai d/o Ningyui Shanglai of Chakama (Phungton) village on winning two bronze medals in Rowing at the 34th National Games held at Jharkhand.

She was given a cash incentive of Rs 75,000 for her achievements during the grand reception held at Khuman Lampak on March 6 in honor of the Manipur contingent.

Besides scores of silver and bronze medals won in different national level competitions, Zingranphy won a gold medal in coxless pair in the 27th Junior National Rowing Championship held in November 2006, conveyed a press release issued by the TKLI.


One cadre held

IMPHAL, Mar 11: A combined team of Thoubal district police commandos and 15 Assam Rifles soldiers nabbed one PREPAK cadre from Langathel Mamang Leikai on March 9.  The cadre has been identified as Moirangthem Ratan alias Ningthembi alias Amu Singh (24) s/o Shukho of the same locality.


Training on working plan

IMPHAL, Mar 11: The Divisional Forest Office here is all set to organize an extensive training for three days beginning Monday wherein at least six IFS officers will speak on the various aspects and pre-requisites of scientific management and implementation of working plan of the department.


KSU flays

IMPHAL, Mar 11: The Kaiphundai Students’ Union (KSU) has flayed the contractors engaged in construction of road between the stretch of Kaiphundai and Tousem for allegedly taking their task for granted.

It rued that no sign of improvement of the said road can be noticed even during the current dry season, much to the discomfort of the commuters.

The Union further appealed to the contractors concerned to speed up the works being monsoon sets in and also warned that non-compliance of the appeal will not do anything good for the contractors.


Social service

IMPHAL, Mar 11: Volunteers of Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO), Moreh Block and All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Chandel District Committee carried out a social service camp at the border town Moreh, reports our Moreh correspondent.

The camp covered Moreh Hospital, Primary Health Centre and Moreh Bazar area.

According to the two student bodies, the main objective behind organizing the social service camp was to encourage through collective participation of all communities and thereby promote communal harmony in the border town.


Traditional dance being presented during Luira Phanit celebration at Ringui village of Ukhrul district. Image Credit: Sangai Photo.

Luira Phanit

IMPHAL, Mar 11: As celebrated in other Tangkhul settlements, Luira Phanit festival of seed sowing and invoking the blessing of the Almighty God for bumper harvest has begun celebration from today in Tongou village of Ukhrul district.

The celebration being held under the theme of ‘People and its culture’ would go on for three days at Tongou village ground. The inaugural function of the festival today was attended by Senior Scientific Officer of Environment and Ecology Wing Preshow MK Shimray as chief guest and chief of Tongou village Atem A Shimray as president.

Presentation of cultural dances by various troupes and competition in various sporting events among the youths of the village marked the inaugural of the festival.


Cabinet resolves

IMPHAL, Mar 11: A meeting of the State Cabinet today has decided to form a Committee to be headed by Chief Minister in connection with implementation of a youth policy in the State.

Talking to mediapersons after the Cabinet meeting, Government spokesperson   N Biren said that the decision to implement the youth policy has been taken to empower the youths. As part of this policy, there would be promotion of youth activities in schools and colleges, vocational training and education on science, ecology and wildlife. The spokesperson further informed that the Cabinet meeting discussed transfer of power to local bodies for effective implementation of various developmental schemes.

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

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