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BRIEF NEWS: May 05, 2011

Dupester handed over to cops

IMPHAL, May 4: Personnel of Imphal police station have reportedly taken into custody an individual on the charge of duping passengers by posing as conductor of Inter-State passenger service operator.

The accused person identified as one Md Liyauddin (20) of Sangaiyumpham Cherapur but presently a resident of Hatta was apprehended by the police personnel from North AOC area at around 6.30 am today.

It is informed that posing as a bus conductor Liyauddin lures unsuspecting passengers to somehow use their mobile phone handsets only to disappear from the scene with the communication gadgets.

Being more specific, it is said that as recently as May 2, Liyauddin took the mobile phone of a passenger from a stationary bus at the inter-state bus parking in North AOC on the pretext to contact the driver.

However, to the embarrassing surprise of the victim passenger, the 20-year old was nowhere to be seen the very next moment.

It is said that the victim one Lungtanlung Gonmei (20) of Ngarian village near Bishnupur district headquarters boarded the bus to proceed to Dimapur for possession of his Class XII documents/certificate from Emmanuel College, when he was approached by Liyauddin.

After a dejected Lungtanlung cancelled the trip and stayed at a relative’s place at Keishamthong Kabui Khul, the youngster was all set to board another bus at North AOC this morning when he spotted Liyauddin loitering at the same area.

Lungtanlung reportedly contacted some of his friends and pulled up Liyauddin, who was subsequently handed over to the police.

No further details could be obtained from the police on the matter.

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Village authority demands action against DC

IMPHAL, May 4: Leibi Village Authority, Chandel district submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi demanding action against Deputy Commissioner H Deleep Singh.

The representation pressed the Chief Minister to condemn the DC for arbitrary execution of land demarcation between Leibi and Kwatha villages without the consent of the two parties.

The memorandum also alleged H Deleep of imposing extra judicial powers by firing around 300 rounds of bullets, teargas shells, hitting with butt and assault of 12 innocent women of Leibi village.

The VA demanded for befitting punishment to security personnel involved in the firing and bashing up of 12 innocent women.

The memorandum pressed to compensate the injured victims as per Maring customary law.

Demanding immediate transfer of H Deleep from the district, the memorandum also pleaded to demarcate the controversial area as per State Darbar Court order dated, 17-1-1924, case passed in its Hill Misc Case No 116/1923-24.

The village authority further warned that it would call indefinite bandh on NH-39 from May 7 if the demands are not fulfilled.

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Athlete goes missing from CCpur

IMPHAL, May 4: One National athlete, who also works as an agent of home delivery service of LPG cylinders, has gone missing from Churachandpur since April 23.

Thiyam Angou Singh (31) s/o late Mangi of Patsoi Part-III of Imphal West district went to Churachandpur with his brother Amuba to transport LPG cylinders on April 22 last.

Amu returned home in the evening.

However, Angou went missing since April 23. He last talked to his family members over phone at around 6 pm of April 23.

Speaking to reporters, Angou’s mother Sanajaobi said that Angou and Amu have business of transporting LPG cylinders to Churachandpur.

She added that Angou and Amu went to Churachandpur with 21 filled LPG cylinders on April 22. Amu returned home the same day in the evening.

However, Angou halted the night at the town with a person of his locality Patsoi, she added.

Sanajaobi said, Angou sent 17 empty cylinders to Imphal the next day and talked to family members at around 6 pm.

She added that Angou remains traceless after it.

She urged the concerned to release her son on humanity ground in case if anybody detains him.

Angou is a married person and has one son and two daughters.

He is a National long distance runner and won many medals.

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Mao gate incident

IMPHAL, May 4: All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has informed the general public that the NH-39 from Tadubi to Mao Gate will remain closed for all vehicular movements from 10 am to 3 pm on May 6.

The closure is necessitated for the observance of the first death anniversary of the two students who died in the security forces’ action against the rallyists supporting entry of NSCN (IM) general secretary Th. Muivah into Manipur last year, a press release said. The anniversary will be observed at Martyrs Park on NH-39.

The association also urged all schools and colleges in Naga areas to re- main closed on the day. It may be mentioned that a United Naga Council statement also urged the general public to take part in the observance.

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Inpui Meet 2011

Miss Inpui Beauty Contest winner Losa (center) flanked by R Anutam (1st runner-up) and NK Reijik. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, May 4: The Inpui Cultural Meet 2011′ held from April 27 to 29 at Puichi in Tamenglong district under the theme ‘Know and Enrich Your Culture’ culminated with the crowning of Miss losa of Makuilongdi as the Miss Inpui Beauty Queen. The 1st runner-up title went to Miss R Anutam of Bakwa followed by Miss NK Reijik of Haochong bagging the 2nd runner-up title while Miss NK Romila of Karaungmuan was declared winner of the Best Cat- walk category and the Miss Beautiful Smile honor going to Miss R Meisilu of Puichi.

Enriched with the participation by clubs and various units of the event organizers All Inpui Students’ Union, other highlight of the Cultural Meet included presentation of cultural dance, Ho-hoing, folk song, lighting of sacred fire, and other entertainment programs.

In the cultural dance competition, Ijerong Youth Club topped Haochong Youth Club and Puichi Youth Club while in Ho-hoing, Haochong Youth Club wrested the winners’ title ahead of Puichi Youth Club.

The Meikalanpu competition ended with Haochong youth Club, Taotiak-I Youth Club and New Kabuikhullen Youth Club bagging the first, second and third position respectively.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Union conveyed heartfelt gratitude to all concerned, especially Commanding Officer of 10 Assam Rifles, for their support and contribution towards smooth and successful conduct of the three-day event.

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Khwairamband parking lot

IMPHAL, May 4: Space for parking two-wheeler engine vehicles in Khwairamband Bazar have been allotted in some portions of the temporary market sheds from today. The development has come about despite the repeated assurance given by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh that the street vendors in Khwairamband Bazar would be given plot at the temporary market sheds after the women vendors have been shifted to the three newly inaugurated buildings. After some women vendors from along Naga Nullah have been given plots in the temporary market sheds, the remaining portion has been converted as parking space for vehicles from today.

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Fire at Jiri

IMPHAL, May 4: At least five pan shops were looted and set on fire by unknown miscreants at Babupara locality of Jiribam in the wee hours today, reports our Correspondent.

Properties worth Rs 2 lakhs have been reportedly destroyed by the fire.

Jiri police station has started investigation by filing a case.

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Fasting prayer

IMPHAL, May 4: Agape Christian Museum Centre inaugurated its fasting prayer mountain at Hengkapkot village, Loktak Project, reports our Correspondent. Anybody may take part in the prayer by filling up forms at ACMC, Tuibong and 10 Hectares Prayer Mountain, Rev Dr Lhunkhokao Haokip said.

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Unexploded grenade found

IMPHAL, May 4: Police recovered a hand grenade suspected to be lobbed by unidentified persons at the residence of a Zila Parishad Member today.

The explosive was found at around 5.30 am by family members at the residential complex of Mayang Langjing Zila Parishad Member Tongbram Ongbi Manitombi Devi (50) at Mayang Langjing Akham Leikai under Lamshang police station of Imphal West district.

The grenade was found without lever.

It may be mentioned that the same ZP Member was attacked by unidentified persons by exploding a hand grenade at her courtyard on April 6 last.

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

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