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BRIEF NEWS: May 01, 2011

Entrepreneurship Training Program Begins

IMPHAL, Apr 30: Under the stated objective of ameliorating hardships faced by widows and individuals infected by HIV/AIDS a month-long Entrepreneurship Skill Development Training Program has been kick-started from today at Senapati district headquarters.

The program which will be held at Vocational Training Hall of Senapati Women Development Association (SWDA) is organized by Prou Rural Development Society, Senapati under the sponsorship of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises.

Attended by about 100 trainees from various pockets of Senapati district, the inaugural program was held with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute’s Deputy director TH Baite and SWDA secretary Angela as the chief guest and president respectively along with Superintendent (Handicraft Section) of Department of Commerce and Industries W Birenjit and Manipur Chapter General secretary of Alzheimer’s and related disorders Society of India H Sanamatum as the guests of honor.

In his address as chief guest, Baite strongly stressed on the need for the tribal people to change their life-style and means of livelihood in order to be counted among the global community.

Rather than persist with the age-old practice of toiling hard in the fields compared to minuscule benefit for the labor tribal people should explore other source of livelihood such as investment in less taxing ventures but with compatible benefits, the Deputy Director suggested.

Many other dignitaries also spoke at the occasion lauding the training program.

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Trucks catch fire

IMPHAL, Apr 30: Two trucks carrying wheat caught fire when live High Tension wire snapped and fell over them at Sangaiprou near FCI godown under Lamphel police station in Imphal West district at about 11 am today.

The two trucks were among the many vehicles which were parked in queue for unloading their loads at the godown when one live HT wire fell over them and slipped down touching the left tires.

One truck with registration number NL-07A/1579 which was parked near Sangaiprou Pukhri Achouba and the next truck carrying registration number NL-05D/6959 had some portions of the tires burnt due to the accidental fire.

In addition to three left tires (two rears and one front) and one right front tire, the battery of the first truck was also ravaged by the fire.

For the second truck, the left front tire and the left rear tire were burnt.

However, the fire was put under control before it could totally destroy the two trucks and spread to other vehicles by timely intervention of the transporters present there and the fire service.

Initially, no one could move in to douse the fire. It was only after the Electricity Department was informed and power supply shut down that fire control exercise began.  The two trucks were transporting wheat from Dimapur and they reached Imphal on April 28.

Later, police investigation confirmed that the HT line snapped after the pole supporting it was hit by a rice laden truck (Registration No NL-01D/1646).

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3 killed, 3 hurt

IMPHAL, Apr 30: At least three persons including two children have been killed while three others sustained injuries in two separate road related accidents that took place in different parts of the State today.

According to police report, a young boy and a girl were killed, while three other persons sustained injuries when the auto rickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a mini Van (Tata Magic) at Meitei Lamkhai area of Singjamei police station along Imphal-Moreh Road at around noon today.

The auto rickshaw was coming towards Imphal from Lilong when the mini Van bearing registration no. MN-04A/4522 rammed into it. In the incident, Makakmayum Suneiya (9) d/o Azad Khan of Lilong Haoreibi and Dua Khan (8) s/o Abdul Gaffar of Lilong Athoukhong, who was travelling in the auto rickshaw, lost their lives.

Suneiya passed away at RIMS Hospital and Dua Khan at JNIMS, where they were admitted for treatment.

The bodies have deposited at the mortuary of RIMS for post-mortem. A case has also been registered by the police and the involved Tata Magic seized.

The three other passengers who sustained injuries in the incident and have been subsequently admitted to RIMS for treatment have been identified as Nazima (30), mother of late Suneiya; Muktarjan (28), aunt of Suneiya, and Nawaz Khan (21) s/o Haji Majid Ali, who is a personnel in 5 IRB and belongs to the same locality as Suneiya.

Before this incident, a young man was killed after being knocked known by a water tanker truck (MN-03/0338) in front of General Head Post Office, Imphal at around 10.30 am today.

The identity of the victim has not yet been establish-ed. He was walking down the road when the mishap occurred. Police picked up his body and kept at the mortuary of RIMS for post-mortem and identification.

The deceased man was found clad in Jean pants and blue color shirt with long hair, said police.

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Dead man was RIMS patient

IMPHAL, Apr 30: The man who was found dead at Taothong Apheiba under Lamshang police station in Imphal West district on April 27 has turned to be a patient undergoing treatment in RIMS.

According to family members who identified the corpse at RIMS mortuary, the deceased was one Md Mutabir alias Naobi s/o late Md Mahei of Keirak Mayai Leikai. Md Mutabir was admitted to RIMS Psychiatric Ward on April 6.  He reportedly left the ward on April 27 and did not come back.

Injury marks were seen on his private part.

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Book released

JIRIBAM, Apr 30 : A compendium of short stories titled “Leibadi Leiri, Twelve Hours Late” authored by noted writer of Jiribam Biren Khumanpu was released in a function organized by Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Jiribam in the auditorium of Jiribam High Secondary School yesterday, reports our correspondent.

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May day observance

IMPHAL, Apr 30: The Co-ordination Committee of Trade Unions in Manipur, a broad based platform of AITUC, CITU, INTUC, TUCC, UTUCC and Federations of Employees and Teachers would be observing May Day at GM Hall tomorrow.

To be attended by Minister of Labor Ph Parijat as chief guest and MLA N Mangi Singh and National leader of All India Working Women Forum Vahida Nizam as guests of honor, the observance function would begin from 1 pm onward.

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Indo-Asian body formed

IMPHAL, Apr 30: A meeting of the Adhoc Committee of the Indo-Asian Friendship Manipur held today has decided to form a permanent body to be named ‘Indo Asian Friendship, Manipur’ under the theme of Look East Policy of the Government of India so as to bring good relationship with the Asian countries through tourism, sports, business, health and cultural exchange.

Accordingly, the meeting resolves to dissolve the previous Adhoc committee and elected 11-member executive committee headed by Konsam Ibohal Singh as chairman and Kambam Seityajit as secretary.

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Bar Assn elects new office bearers

IMPHAL, Apr 30: The new office bearers of High Court Bar Association, Manipur for the term 2011-13 have been elected today.

Accordingly, Senior Advocate N Kumarjit Singh of Keishampat Mutum Leirak has been elected the president of the Association without any contest while Advocate Ch Dhananjoy Singh and Advocate Roshnipiba have been elected respectively as vice president and secretary.

Talking to The Sangai Express, the newly elected president senior Advocate N Kumarjit said that his first and foremost priority is to ensure establishment of a separate High Court of Manipur.

He pointed out that in accordance to Article 214 of the Constitution; there should be High Court in each States. However, there has been no High Court of Manipur even after 40 years of attaining Statehood. Moreover, in other States of India, there is one District & Session Judges in every revenue district. But in case of Manipur, there is only two District & Session Judges, namely Manipur East and Manipur West. Over and above this, there is the need for 3/4 Magistrate and Civil Courts in each sub-divisions. In the absence of such facilities, all the litigants are being compelled to come to Imphal resulting in waste of money and pending cases.

The newly elected president further assured that he would work for ensuring setting up one District & Session Judge in each district so as to ensure justice at the doorstep of every litigants and redressal of public grievances to remove the communication gap between the Judiciary and the public.

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

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