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BRIEF NEWS: March 13, 2011

Landhoni’s health deteriorates; hospitalized

GUWAHATI, Mar 12: With her health condition worsening, Moirangthem Landhoni (40) was admitted to hospital yesterday.

Landhoni has been fasting inside Guwahati Central Jail in protest against the NIA proceedings since the last four days. In addition to continuing her fasting at the hospital, she has been refusing medical treatment thereby causing immense difficulties.

Consequent upon continuous fasting for the last couple of days, the health condition of Landhoni deteriorated alarmingly and this prompted jail authorities to take her to Guwahati Medical College last morning.

However, her health condition has not improved a bit as she has been refusing any treatment by doctors.  Nevertheless, her blood sample has been collected forcibly. “Even though I was brought to the hospital forcibly, I would not suspend my agitation”, Landhoni said.

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KCP-MTF’s army chief in police net

IMPHAL, Mar 12: A combined force of Bishnupur District Police Commandos and personnel of 4/8 GR has arrested the army- in- chief and KCP-MTF Sunil Meetei faction and one woman sympathizer.

It is said that two guns including one used in the killing of Huidrom Subhaschandra of Ishok Mayai Leikai have been recovered along with two live rounds of ammunition from their possession.

The arrested army- in-chief of the outfit has been identified as Wahengbam Dilip alias Tomba alias Pamel (30) s/o Wahengbam Thambal of Toubul while the woman sympathizer as Sarangthem Ongbi Sandhyarani (33) w/o Satangthem Ashakumar of Hiyangthang Maning ward no. III.

Parading them before media during a press conference in the office chamber of SP of Bishnupur district today, SP Jayanta informed that Dilip was arrested from Upokpi and Sandhyarani from Nachou area today.

During interrogation, the arrested duo has revealed that the outfit had imposed restriction on the activities of MLA of Oinam A/C Dr I Ibohalbi over a monetary demand of Rs 1 crore. Out of the demanded amount Rs 12 lakhs had been collected from the Nambol residence of the MLA by Sandhyarani last month and another Rs 1 lakh from the Babupara quarters five days back…

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Reception function organized

IMPHAL, Mar 12: Anganwadi workers and helpers who took part in the protest rally at Delhi organized at national level demanding minimum wages were accorded a warm reception at GM Hall here today.

The function organized under the aegis of the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union Manipur was attended by Labor and Employment Minister Ph Parijat, All India Trade Union Congress Manipur president Dr M Nara, vice-president of the All Manipur Nupi Marup S Sakhi and Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union president M Bimola as presidium members.

Speaking at the function, general secretary of the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union N Binodini said that 107 Anganwadi workers and helpers from Manipur took part in the national level protest movement staged at New Delhi on February 23 and 24.

Subsequent upon the protest demonstration, monthly honorarium for Anganwadi workers has been increased from Rs 1500 to Rs 3000. Monthly honorarium of Anganwadi workers has also been raised to Rs 1500.

Ph Parijat observed that the wages given to Anganwadi workers and helpers are too meager as compared to the works assigned to them.

In addition to looking after children between 0-6 years, Anganwadi workers and helpers have also been taking care of pregnant women, lactating mothers as well as health of kids, he noted.

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Distinguished persons feted

IMPHAL, Mar 12: All Manipur Thanga People’s Welfare Association felicitated four outstanding police officers and nine prominent sports persons hailing from Thanga area and newly elected Adhyaksha of Bishnupur in a function held at Hotel Mass today.

A shawl with Rs 2000 each was gifted to Additional SP Jogeshchandra Haobijam, SDPO L Birababu Singh, SDPO N Madhunimai Singh and DSP N Mangi Singh.

A shawl with a special gift each were presented to N Johnson Meetei of Thanga Khoirom Leikai, O Devakumar Singh of Thanga Oinam Leikai and H Premananda Singh of Laishoi village for their outstanding performances in the recently concluded 34th National Games.

Johnson got three gold medals in canoeing competition, Devakumar got one gold medal in the same competition and Premananda bagged one gold medal in the kayaking event.

Oinam Rameshwori Devi, N Manglem Singh, Kh Indira Devi, S Olivia Devi, H Sonika Devi and O Bhakta Singh were also feted for receiving medal in the 34th National Games.

Adhyaksha of Bishnupur Zilla Parishad, Tongbram (O) Hemabati Devi was also felicitated in the function.

Speaking at the occasion as chief guest, Thanga A/C MLA T Mangibabu informed the gathering that the State Government is planning to set up a canoeing and kayaking sports complex at Thanga area.

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Bank adalat

IMPHAL, Mar 12: The bank adalat which were to be held on March 14 at SBI Imphal Branch has been postponed and rescheduled again on March 24 due to some unavoidable circumstances, according to a statement issued by Chief Manager of SBI Paona Bazar.

The SBI Administrative office, Shillong has communicated in this regard, the Chief Manager said, while informing that the branches to be covered for another Bank adalat to be held on March 17 at SBI Thoubal branch include Thoubal, Chandel, BSF Kangsang and Kakching Branch.

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Cleanliness drive at Moreh

MOREH, Mar 12: A social service cum cleanliness drive was conducted at here yesterday under the joint aegis of Kuki Students’ Organization, Moreh Block and AMSU Chandel District Committee.

The drive covered Moreh Hospital, Moreh PHC and Moreh Bazar.

The drive was conducted with a view to instill sense of cleanliness and brotherhood among the denizens of the border town.

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NSS camp from March 13

IMPHAL, Mar 12: NSS Program Officer of Imphal College has informed the NSS volunteers of the college that the NSS special camp will be held from March 13 to 19 at the premises of the college. The volunteers must report before 12 noon of March 12, said a press release.

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Team leaves

IMPHAL, Mar 12: Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department in association with Manipur Livestock development Board sent a batch of 20 educated persons for training on artificial insemination of cattle at Eastern Regional Demonstration and Training Centre of the National Dairy Development Board, Siliguri for 45 days. Director of Vety & AH Services flagged off the team today.

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Seminar held

IMPHAL, Mar 12: Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship in association with National Institute of Design organized a design sensitization seminar at Kangabam Leikai today.

Around 50 artisans of Greater Imphal Jewellery Cluster took part in the one-day seminar. General Manager of District Industrial Centre, Imphal West, T Rajen was the chief guest of the function. Regional

Co-ordinator of Design Clinic Scheme, NID, Sukanya Bor Saikia and designers M Molthoinu, Arpit Agarwal and Silex spoke on the occasion as resource persons. The seminar was organized with support from MSME, said a press release.

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CCpur VDF

IMPHAL, Mar 12: Joint Demand Committee on appointment of VDF, Churachandpur submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding issuance of appointment letters to the VDF selected candidates of the district within March 15.

The memorandum said that all the selected VDF personnel from other eight districts have received official appointment letters and completed training.

However, the memorandum said, selected VDF personnel of the district have not received appointment letters with no sign of commencement of training.

The JAC warned that it would launch intense agitation if appointment letters are not issued within the given time.

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Book release

IMPHAL, Mar 12: Punshigee Mahao, a collection of short stories written by Yengkhom Nilachandra was released during a function at Manipur Press Club here today.

Prof Elangbam Dinamani Singh and president of Sahitya Seva Samiti, Kakching Yengkhom Dhananjoy Singh attended the book releasing function as chief guest and president respectively.

The book has been published by Rudra Publications, Kakching. Salam Tomba Singh presented a critical appreciation of the book at the occasion.

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Bednets doled out to villages

IMPHAL, Mar 12: Bed nets treated in chemical solution to protect from the parasites spreading Malaria have been distributed to 100 villages under Saikul Assembly Constituency.

The treated bednets were distributed by MLA of Saikul Assembly Constituency Doukhomang Khongsai during a simple function at his official quarters located at Lamphel today.

At the occasion, the MLA appealed to the chiefs of the villages, who accepted the bednets on behalf of the villagers, to distributed the same again giving priority to women and children belonging to BPL families and who could not afford to buy bednets in due consideration of the fact that Saikul area is Malaria-prone.

DMO of Sadar Hills Dr Jangkam was also present at the occasion.

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Thulnung remembered befittingly

IMPHAL, Mar 12: The centenary celebration in honor of late BS Thulnung, who pioneered education and Christianity among the Anals, was held on March 7 at Anal Khullen village in Chandel district.

According to a statement issued by Bungsong Turiim Welfare Association, many well-wishers and dignitaries turned up to participate in the commemorative event.

At the occasion, president of Anal Christian Forum SR Tourngam, who was the administrator of the function, performed dedication of the centenary celebration monument and recalled the past ventures of late Thulnung while president of ANTA Wong Kohring Victor, who was the chief guest, unveiled the monument.

The president of Anallon Chiefs’ Association BD Thumdang presided over the function which was also graced by chief of Anal Khullen HL Lumkhel, St Joseph’s Parish priest (Sugnu) Rev Fr James Tangshel, executive secretary of ANBA Rev KL Tangthu, president of Anal Sinnu Ruwl ST Ruth and president of ALT PS Monihring as guests of honor. The president of CNPO ST Nunglung Victor was also present among the special invitees.

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

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