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BRIEF NEWS: March 31, 2011

Private Schools In Legal Soup

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Inspite of being served show cause notices on the charge of violating provisions of right to Education Act, four private educational institutions are yet to respond to the School Education Department even as the Governor has sought action taken report by the Department on the same issue. An informed source said, Director of Education (Schools) W Rajen served show cause notices to the four institutions on March 14 with the reply supposed to reach the Department within March 25. Under the provision of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, there should be no entrance test for admission to elementary classes (I-VIII).

The four schools against which the notices were served for violating the prescribed norms are St Joseph’s School (Sangaiprou), Little Flower School (Sangaiprou), Nirmalabas High School (MG Avenue/Imphal) and Catholic School (Canchipur). While authorities of these schools are yet to formally explain their position, Governor Gurbachan Jagat has reportedly instructed officials concerned to hand over a report on the case.

On the advice of the Governor, the Chief Secretary is said to have instructed officials of Dept of Education (S) to investigate the matter and submit a report soon.

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MNRF clarifies

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Saying that it has learnt about Eilen alias Atai of Kasom Khunou and his gang serving demand letters to individuals, departments and village headmen in the name of MNRF, the outfit has clarified that it did not serve any demand letter to any individual or village headman.   A press release issued by the outfit’s assistant publicity secretary Leishipam disclosed that the demand letters were signed under a fictitious name Achan as finance secretary, other than his former name Paul, Rambung, Max, Stone, Tsau and Unison.

However, the said person was expelled from the organization on January 13 this year for his anti-party activities. The MNRF warned that anyone found serving letters in favor of the gang would be awarded capital punishment.  Anybody who extends financial assistance to the said gang in the name of MNRF will be at their own risk. It further clarified that all letters related to financial matters of MNRF will be served by Til.

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Firing attack

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Unidentified armed persons reportedly opened fire at the residence of MPP President Dr Nimaichand Luwang located near Yairipok Bazar at around 7.45 pm today. No one was hurt in the attack.

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One UG held

IMPHAL, Mar 30: A combined team of Thoubal district police commandos and troops of 15 Assam Rifles nabbed one KYKL activist from Nongbram village yesterday.

He has been identified as Pangambam Boinao alias Nanao (22) s/o Tomba of Yairipok Nongbram Makha Leikai.

On questioning, Boinao disclosed that he is an active member of KYKL having army number 732 of 30th batch and got basic military training at Tamnal (Myanmar), said a press release issued by Thoubal Senior SP.

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Training prog

IMPHAL, Mar 30: A week-long training program on ‘Integrated water management for resource conservation’ organized by KVK, Imphal West at its classroom concluded today.

The valedictory function was attended by Joint Director in-charge of ICAR Research complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre Dr Jogendra Singh as chief guest and program co-ordinator in-charge L Ingobi Singh as functional president.

More than 100 farmers from different parts of Imphal West participated in the training program.

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CLARIFICATION

Apropos to the editorial, “After South it is NE for the BJP” dated March 30, 2011, it is hereby clarified that the  ending sentence of the editorial was based on a statement made by the State BJP president, which however turned out to be a misquote on our part, while reporting it on March 28.                      Our regrets-Editor

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Man drowns in Jiri River

IMPHAL, Mar 30: One 39 years old man namely, Haituabe s/o Amua of New Mandeu village of Tousem sub-division in Tamenglong district drowned after he fell into the Jiri River yesterday, reported our Jiribam Correspondent.

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Kharif crop seeds distributed

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Social worker N Itomba Meetei assisted by Keirao Bitra Loumee Lup advisor W Suresh distributed Kharif crop seeds to farmers of Arapti and Waithou chiru areas today. The seeds handed over to farmers of Arapti Mamang Leikai, Mayai Leikai, Makha Leikai and Awang Leikai as well as Waithou Chiru included brinjal, gourd, cucumber, bitter gourd, chilli and ladies finger.

One T Budhamani of Arapti, impressed by Itomba’s unflinching determination to the serve the people and acknowledging various other social commitments of the individual observed that the people of Keirao AC need to reciprocate in a befitting manner and extend all possible cooperation in the future endeavor of the social worker.

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

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