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BRIEF NEWS: May 12, 2011

AJLM flays

IMPHAL, May 11: All Jiribam Loumi Marup (AJLM) has flayed the Agriculture office at Jiribam for failing to serve its purpose, reports our Jiribam correspondent. AJLM president Th Bokul rued that no farmer of Jiri has ever benefited from the Agriculture office till date and the office is existing only for namesake. He also warned of agitation if the authority concerned fails to make it functional at the earliest possible in the interest of the farmers.

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Four State pass CS test

IMPHAL, May 11: Four candidates from Manipur have scaled the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

While three of the State natives are from Ukhrul district one is said to be a Churachandpur resident.

According to an informed source, the three successful Tangkhul candidates are Worshang Hungyo (Rank 241), RN Ranmung (861) and Wormila Keishing (887).

On the other hand, our Churachandpur correspondent S Singlianmang Guite reported that Haulianlal Guite s/o Dr Thangchinkhup Guite and Dr Chiin Guite of Mission Road, Upper Lamka, got 33 ranks in the Civil Services exam result of which was declared today.

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Publicity drive

IMPHAL, May 11: A two-day long multi-media publicity campaign being organized under the aegis of District Information Office, Bishnupur has begun from today at Kumbi.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Bishnupur S Naba and Chairperson of Kumbi Nagar Panchayat N Babudhon inaugurated the campaign as chief guest and president respectively.

In the technical session of the campaign moderated by retired DIO Ch Ingobi, ADC Naba, CMO Bishnupur Dr A Ritendramohan and DYASO Bishnupur K Debendro respectively spoke on the topics of MGNREGS, NHRM and PYA as resource persons.

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VA complains

IMPHAL, May 11: Ichum Keirap (Kom) Village Authority has complained against sudden increase in the voltage of the power being supplied at around 2 to 3 pm today that led to damage of all inner wires and other electronic items including TVs, DVDs/CD players, inverters, etc apart from causing injuries to one 55-year old woman identified as M Tomunjang alias Jangnu, who has been subsequently admitted to JN Hospital.

In a statement, chairman of the village authority T Toneithang Kom informed that it is the second time this type of incidents have occurred since 2005 and around three persons have suffered injuries. The chairman has appealed to the higher authority to look into the matter so as to ensure such unfortunate incidents are not repeated.

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Biodiversity

IMPHAL, May 11: In connection with International Day of Biodiversity, 2011, Manipur Biodiversity Board would be organizing a painting competition for school children under the theme of ‘Forest diversity of Manipur’ at Manipur Forest School, Luwangshangbam on May 15 at 11 am. The competition would be held in two categories: Group-A (Class I to V) and Group-B (Class VI to XII). The prizes would be distributed on May 22 at Orchid Park, Khonghampat.

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Farmers’ meet cum mela held

IMPHAL, May 11: Individual farmers and farmers’ organizations were awarded with cash prizes and citations as a part of the Farmers’ Meet cum Kishan Mela held today at GM Hall under the aegis of Department of Agriculture.

Attended by Agriculture Minister Ph Parijat as the chief guest, farm units honored at the occasion included Multi Farmers and Rural Organization, Khangabok, Nongchup Loumee Sinmee Chaokhat Thourang Lup and Nongpok Imphal Apunba Loumee Sinmee for excellent production of rice, mustard seed and pulses, carrying Rs 30,000 each.

Similar cash prize was also presented to All Manipur Progressive Farmers’ Association as the winner in potato production category. Cash prizes of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 each were also given to representatives of farm units as second and third position winners of the Crop Mela Competition Award 2010-11. Consolation prize of Rs 5000 each was also awarded to 13 individual farmers.

Moreover, shawls were presented to progressive farmers which included five each from Chandel, Imphal East, Imphal West, Tamenglong, Bishnupur, Thoubal and Churachandpur districts.

Speaking as the chief guest, Ph Parijat hailed farmers of the State as the backbone of the Manipuri society and assured to organize Farmers’ Meet on a grander scale next year. He also exhorted the farmers to transform barren spaces of the state into greenery with food and cash crops in addition to encouraging them to come forth with suggestions for development of the agriculture sector.

The Minister also suggested that after cultivation of paddy or seasonal crops poultry activities could be taken up by the farmers during the intervening period.

Commissioner (Agriculture) Letkhogin Haokip, who also addressed the gathering, expressed concern that not many families encourage their wards to pursue agriculture-related professions. Among others, ICAR, Imphal’s Joint Director Dr N Prakash and Director (Agri) L Palendro were also present at the occasion. Later, Minister Parijat and other officials visited various stalls put up to display agricultural crops/seeds as a part of the Kishan Mela.

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Body lauds

IMPHAL, May 11: Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Barak Valley has welcomed the decision of the State Government to take over the charge of developing NH-53 from Imphal to Barak from BRO. It said that BRO has been  proved inefficient in its assigned task, so it is high time for the State PWD to prove its mettle in developing the said highway to live up to the expectations of the people.

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Body irked

Imphal, May 11: Kuki Students’ Organization Sardar Hills (KSO-SH) have been irked by the act of dumping a dead body under its jurisdiction. KSO-SH said such act will create misunderstanding among different communities.

The KSO-Sadar Hills general secretary Lamcha Chongloi said the Kuki students’ body strongly condemned the act where an unidentified dead body was found dumped under a culvert along the NH-39 yesterday near Kholep village under Saparmeina police station, Sardar Hills.

Chongloi said unidentified gunmen had killed and dumped the dead body there on the night of May 8.

Lamcha Chongloi then appealed every section of the society to shun violence and start initiating peace related activities so as to make Manipur a peaceful State.

*Newmai News Network

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

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