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BRIEF NEWS: March 30, 2011

Two killed in flash flood

LAMKA, Mar 29: Flash floods triggered by heavy showers that hit the interior sub-divisions of Churachandpur district yester- day claimed the lives of two individuals in separate incidents while two others had a narrow escape, according to a belated report received today.

As heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Thanlon sub-division yesterday evening, three jhum farmers of Bukpi were caught mid-way while returning home, said a source from the village.

With nowhere to take shelter the three, identified as Langchin, 43 s/o (L) Khamchinlian, Kaidothang  s/o Tualzapau  and Zamkhanlun s/o Lianzakai sought refuge under a culvert but they were washed away by swift current triggered by a flash-flood there, added the source.

Though the other two managed to escape from the second onslaught, Lang-chin was carried off by the flash-flood that were mixed with soil and buried underneath.

As frantic search by his two friends yielded no result, they informed their fellow villagers about it. The lifeless body Langchin was discovered late in the evening, after a mass search, buried underneath the mud.

About the same time similar flood hit Thanlon headquarters and claimed the life of one Donggin (50) husband of Zenthianniang of Thanlon.

As communication with the village has not been restored properly, details are still awaited.

*S Singlianmang Guite

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Silver jubilee

IMPHAL, Mar 29: The KSO Moreh block celebrated its silver at Moreh Gangam Lentol ground on March 26

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CDSU deadline

LAMKA, Mar 29: The CDSU today submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister claiming it would be constrained to take all possible course of action if the government fails to take due initiatives, furnish positive response or give concrete assurances for speedy implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in Churachandpur.

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UG man held

IMPHAL, Mar 29: Imphal West district police commandos have reportedly arrested an active member of the proscribed PLA outfit from a paddy field of Tairenpokpi Maning Leikai on March 29 at around 5.30 am.

A statement issued by SSP (IW) L Kailun said acting on credible information the police commandos net-ted Ningthoujam Leirijao alias Okendro Singh (37) s/o N Irabot Singh of Tairenpokpi Maning Leikai.

Leirijao joined PLA in 1994, underwent training at Toupul near Loktak Lake and was assigned to extort money from the general public as well as in the transportation of arms and ammunition, said the SSP listing one mobile handset as the item recovered from the arrested person.

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Book on Thang-ta on the anvil

IMPHAL, Mar 29: In the backdrop of numerous suggestions and bright prospect for inclusion of Thang-Ta in the school syllabus, Sangeet Natak awardee Leitanthem Heramot has announced that a book on the indigenous martial arts sports entitled ‘Thang-hairol’ would be published in May.

Making the announcement at the Yaiskul Sanakhyaton Kollup office of Kanglei Enat Thang-ta Shanglen here today, Heramot said research and compilation of the 450-page book took nearly four years and that he undertook the task in order to preserve the age-old tradition of the forefathers.

Opining that the book would be able to provide certain important inputs at the time of preparation of the syllabus, the national awardee also said that inspite of the book priced at Rs 800 per copy plans are afoot to provide the same at free of cost to students who are keen to learn the ancient martial arts form.

The formal release of the book would be followed by a display on the art form by Heramot, himself a reknown exponent of the martial art form.

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

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