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BRIEF NEWS: May 03, 2011

Mass rally

IMPHAL, May 2: 28 AR Lilong Post in association with local police, Zila Parishad Member Faisal Maorebi, Lilong Bazar Board and Anjuman Isla-e-Muaashrah organized a mass rally against drugs yesterday. 500 strips of N10, 200 bottles of Recodex, 100 strips of SP capsules and 200 gm of heroin No 4 seized from different places were destroyed by burning at Lilong Bazar as a part of the rally.

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Oja Indramani remembered

IMPHAL, May 2: The 104th birth anniversary of Sagolsem Oja Indramani was observed today at Mahila Kalyan Samiti, Dewlahland. The memorial function was presided by president of the Oja Indramani Memorial Trust Thounaojam Iboyaima. Mahila Kalyan Samiti president Th Purnimashi and secretary of the Samiti N Sarju were chief guest and guest of honor of the function.

Celebrating the birth anniversary, the Oja Indramani Memorial Trust   donated rice, dal, fish, towels and exercise books to the children home run by the Samiti.

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Magisterial Inquiry ordered

IMPHAL, May 2: The Government has ordered a Magisterial Inquiry to the alleged encounter death of Irengbam Ratankumar Singh (26) s/o Babu of Phoubakchao. The deceased who was residing at the time of his death at Langol died in a reported encounter with the commandos of Imphal west district police on September 1 last year at Ningombam inter village road, near Vale Academy under Singjamei police station.

A person who wishes to provide evidence may contact Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Wangoi, Imphal West district, room no F-16 of the western wing of DC office complex, Lamphelpat.

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COHR flays

IMPHAL, May 2: Expressing serious concern over the Salam Sanjoy and Nahakpam Basanta Committee on Human Rights (COHR) Manipur has demanded for punishment to the involved persons in the two incidents.

COHR maintained that clarification made by 12 MLI on Salam Sanjoy is a lame excuse.

The social body asked why the 12 MLI had failed to thoroughly checked Sanjoy’s belongings before he was taken into their custody. In any case, the 12 MLI must be responsible for the death of the youth as the incident occurred after Sanjoy was taken into their custody, COHR asserted.

On Basanta’s death, the social body said, the involved commando personnel, Bombom alias Rabi must be given punishment so that such incidents do not recur in future.

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CII to open branch in State

IMPHAL, May 2: Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) is putting effort to encourage the skilled craftsmen under its Market Access Initiative program in the State.

Speaking to reporters at Classic Hotel today, CII Director Subaranjan contended that Manipuri youths possess amazing talent in handicraft.

He added that CII currently taking up various programs under Business for Livelihood for the year 2010-2011.

CII would assist the unemployed youths in finding markets for various handicraft products, he added.

Saying that he has witnessed various talents during his stay in the State since last seven days, Subarajan said that a branch office of CII would be opened in Imphal to assist the State youths.

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Mother, aunt clarify

IMPHAL, May 2: Reacting the news report published in the May 1 issue, mother of the two sisters K Hatneilam Vaiphei and paternal aunt Tinglamkim contended that the report was untrue and fabricated.

“It came out as a result of a wrong information I received about the welfare of the home that first devastated me and made me sought the help of S Khambuang to immediately initiate complain but later on found out to be false information”, the mother said in a press release.

Saying that she personally signed the document for her consent and was never forced to give her thumb impression, Hatneilam said that it was never an act of human trafficking but rather done respectfully through mutual consent. Tinglamkim said that the whole story of the news report was done either out of ignorance or fabricated to tarnish the image of Zomi Mothers’ Association and the charitable home located at Coimbatore.

Saying that she had personally visited the home twice, Tinglamkim claimed that care and concern those people running the home had for the children were rather exemplary and enormous.

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MNRF clarifies

IMPHAL, May 2: The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) has clarified Aleng alias Atai Maxstone has been working as a gang leader and attempting to collect ‘taxes’ from those families who cultivated poppy plants in the areas of Sarkiphung, Leingangching and Molhang villages using the name of one Standhope as finance secretary.

The MNRF was not involved in any manner in this taxation, the outfit said in a press release issued by its information and publicity secretary Leishipam.

The true color of Aleng alias Atai of Kasom Khunou has been exposed not only by MNRF alone but also by all individuals and those who were working together with him as well as by some valley based underground organizations.

Reacting to Aleng’s pledge as reported in the media on April 13 to stand and serve for the cause of Manipur’s integrity, Leishipam alleged that valley based UG groups have been mocking at him for he was not a man of words.

Addressing to organizing committee secretary Khuro, Leishipam asked Aleng alias Atai to come to the organization’s headquarters and serve the organizations if he really thinks himself as an active member of the party.

The information and publicity secretary further asked Aleng to stop acting as a hero but be ashamed of his own activities.

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

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