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BRIEF NEWS: March 16, 2011

Hemochandra notch up a first : Throwing open the doors of the Assembly to young students. Image Credit: Sangai Photo.

Speaker wins young students’ hearts

IMPHAL, Mar 15: In a special arrangement taken up by Speaker I Hemochandra, students have been allowed to observe proceedings of the ongoing Assembly session since yesterday. Students of Maria Montessori School were allowed to attend and observe the House proceedings yesterday.

Today, it was the turn of students of Tiny Tots’ Unique School.

Besides being the youngest Speaker in the Parliamentary history of Manipur, Hemochandra is also the first Speaker to throw open the doors of the Assembly to students.

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Supplementary demands passed

IMPHAL, Mar 15: The State Assembly today passed 46 supplementary demands amounting to Rs 7,832, 687,000 for 2020-11. Taking part in the discussion, Chief Minister O Ibobi who is also in charge of Finance Department stated that the supplementary demands were put up before the House in view of the necessity to reflect the requisite amounts in the budget for implementation of 6th Pay, leave encashment, police modernization, grant-in-aid for people living with HIV and increased number of teachers appointed for hill districts.

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Investors duped

IMPHAL, Mar 15:  After the cases of TVI Express, Jainex, NSEM, Visarev etc, yet another networking investment company operating under the name of FOREX Achievements Network has duped thousands of investors and collected crores of rupees.

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Bandh threat

IMPHAL, Mar 15: Apart from formation of a JAC in connection with the controversial killing of one Yendrenbam Naoba of Khurai Laishram Leikai at Khurai Konsam Leikai area, the body has threatened to enforce indefinite bandh along the Imphal-Ukhrul road with effect from March 16 morning (6 am) until arrest of the murder accused by the State Govt. A public meeting held today at Kongpal Thongam Leikai took strong exception to failure of the law enforcing agency to establish identity of the murder accused inspite of taking remand of a suspect for a 10 day period. As ultimatum set by locals of the victim to produce the murder(s) within evening today failed to evoke a positive response from the Govt decision was adopted to go ahead with the agitation.

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Ramrei chief’s house torched

IMPHAL, Mar 15: House of Ramrei village chief has been completely reduced to cinders after it was torched by some unidentified persons at about 3.30 pm yesterday.

Ramrei village is located around 20 Kms South of Litan police station.

A police source informed that the house belonging to village chief Zimmik Shimther (62) was totally devastated in the arson.  It is reported that Zimmik Shimther was away at Ukhrul at the time of the incident.

Even though it is estimated that properties worth around Rs 25 lakhs have been destroyed by the arson, there is no report of any arrest till the time of filing this report.

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Loumi Lup flays

JIRIBAM, Mar 15: The Manipur Loumi Lup Jiri Area Committee has flayed the Agriculture office of Jiribam for failing to serve its purpose, reports our correspondent.

The Lup rued that the Jiribam Agriculture office has not been distributing seasonal crop seeds in time nor any awareness program has been conducted for farmers till date.  It appealed to the authority concerned to do the need needful in this regard at the earliest.

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Oath taking ceremony

IMPHAL, Mar 15: Oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) headquarters was held today with former presidents of the student bodies L Sharatchandra and I Jamesbond Mangang as the chief guest and president respectively.

All the 13 office bearers, led by the President Thokchom Suresh and general secretary Ningthoujam Dipanjit were present at the oath taking ceremony held today at AMSU headquarters.

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Agriculture campaign at Chandel district

IMPHAL, Mar 15: Under the joint supervision of District Agriculture Officer, Chandel and Plant Health Clinic, Sanjenthong training program on ‘Farm School’ was held at S Lhangnow village under Khengjoy Block and Hringphe village of Chakpikarong Block on March 14 and 15 respectively.

Both these villages are in Chandel district and the training program was organized under the aegis of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA).

As a resource person of the training program, Plant Health Clinic expert Kh Nimaichand Singh presented a detailed account on ways to nurture healthy crops through timely and intensive pest-control measures.

DAO, Chandel Kh Jugeshore distributed PAC 780 maize variety for plantation at selected sites in the two villages (Farm School) and assured to provide rabi crop seeds to the farmers at the earliest. It is informed that the training program was conducted specifically at the two villages to provide alternative source of income generation after vast tracts of poppy fields were destroyed.

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School building inaugurated

MOREH, Mar 15: A new building of All Community Welfare School, Chawangphai was inaugurated yesterday by Chandel ADC Member Lamboi Gangte.

The inaugural function of the new school building constructed by Border Trade and Chamber of Commerce, Moreh was attended Chandel ADC Member Lamboi Gangte, Border Trade and Chamber of Commerce Moreh president V Shekhar, Meetei Council Moreh president N Phulindro, Manipuri Muslim Council Moreh president Md Huissan and Hill Tribal Council Moreh president Jangmang Haokip as presidium members.

Speaking at the occasion, Lamboi Gangte hailed the philanthropic efforts of V Sekhar.

He not only established All Community Welfare School at Moreh Ward No 3 but also providing free education to children of Moreh since 1997.

Lamboi Gangte then handed over 200 notebooks and Rs 10,000 to the school authority which was donated by Chandel ADC Chairman Lhulhosei Zou.

Today’s function was also attended by many community leaders and business men.

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

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