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BRIEF NEWS: March 27, 2011

Mega camp ends

MOREH, Mar 26: The two day mega medical camp facilitated by 31 Assam Rifles under the military civic action program concluded today with the presentation of various items including solar street lights and computers.

The medical camp commenced yesterday with 31 AR CO Col Ravroop Singh inaugurating the event at Moreh Public Ground and Netaji English School.

Held under the joint supervision of eight civilian doctors and three from the Assam Rifles, locals as well as individuals from the neighboring Myanmar attended the medical camp.

Moreover, cultural troupes displayed Meitei and Kuki traditional dances as a part of the event’s inaugural program.

Meanwhile, chief of Govajang village Thangkhopao Kipgen received four solar street lights presented by the AR unit on behalf of the villagers today.

For Netajit Memorial School, the 31 AR donated seven computer sets which were received by its principal KBS Maniam.

On the other hand, two 500 liters Sintex portable water reservoir, three inverters and nine CFL bulbs have been donated by the AR unit to Jehova Jiri Children’s Home.

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VA urges

IMPHAL, Mar 26: The Village Authority Council of Phaibung Khullen, Senapati district has urged upon the State Government for expeditious construction/implementation of SDO office quarters, police station, water supply scheme as well as repairing of the district level community hall.

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Banana farm ravaged

IMPHAL, Mar 26: Longsai (Nungsai) banana plantation farm located under Nungba sub-division in Tamenglong district and covering 120 hectares was completely ravaged by a wild fire on March 16. According to the press release issued by the Longsai Village Authority, a total of 10 lakh banana plants were destroyed by the wild fire.

It also appealed to the authority concerned for relief assistance.

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Tribal chiefs decry

IMPHAL, Mar 26: The All Tribal Chiefs’ Association, Manipur has decried the alleged unmandated amendment of the Sub-Section (4) of Section 3 of the Manipur (Village Authorities in the Hills) Act 1956 which discriminated the legitimate rights of the traditional chieftainship in the hills areas. The said amendment has posed a serious threat to the age old tribal customary practices which have been carried down since time immemorial, the chiefs’ association asserted in a press release.

The original Act of 1956 implies the rights of Khullakpa/Chief as Ex-officio chairman of the particular village concerned while the new law prescribed that the chairman of the village shall be selected from among the elected members themselves.

It urged the Government of Manipur to review the amendment of the said Sub-Section (4) of Section of the Village Authorities Act 2010 lest the people shall be constrained to launch a series of agitation.

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Legal awareness

IMPHAL, Mar 26: A one day legal awareness program organized by Manipur State Commission for women (MSCW) on the theme ‘Khungang Maikei Panglashi’ was held today at Motbung community hall, Sadar Hills.

The awareness program-me sponsored by National Commission for Women was held with Chairman of Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council Sepu Sitlhou and presided over by MSCW chairperson Dr L Ibetombi Devi.

More than 600 women from various communities took part in the program wherein advocate Ph Binodini Devi, MSCW member June Rose Vaiphei, Officer-in-charge Khamkhosiam Guite and Dr LL Haokip spoke as the resource persons.

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Body found

IMPHAL, Mar 26: Body of an unknown male was found at Keishampat CCpur Parking at around 5 pm of March 25, said a statement issued by Officer-in-charge of Imphal Police station adding that the corpse is being kept at the RIMS morgue for identification and post mortem examination.

In case no one claims the body within March 29 the same will be disposed off as per law, the statement added.

It is informed that the corpse is 5.4 feet in height with fair complexion, long hair, elongated moustache and attired in black color half shirt, light blue trousers, blue color jacket and a black color monkey cap.

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

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