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BRIEF NEWS: May 13, 2011

Woman found hanged to death

IMPHAL, May 12: A young woman, who married about two months back, was found dead hanging inside her own room at the house of the husband at Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai under Singjamei Police Station of Imphal West district today afternoon.

Maternal family members of the deceased woman, however, did not rule out possibility of foul play behind the incident.

According to information culled from the site of the incident, 25-year old Hijam Ningol Laitonjam Ongbi Darsana Devi was married to Laitonjam Debendrajit (32) about two months back and she was found dead hanging from a ceiling fan inside their room in the afternoon today.

Debendrajit claimed that his wife is a patient of depression but the maternal family members of the deceased woman suspected possible foul play behind the death.

Police have earlier made the arrangement of taking down the body in the presence of an Executive Magistrate. However, following an order of the Magistrate, a team of Forensic experts examined the body and the crime scene first before taking it down.

The body has been deposited at the mortuary of RIMS.

Singjamei police have registered a case.

Police have not yet given any definite comment over the death.

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Body recovered

IMPHAL, May 12: A bullet riddled male body which was found near a culvert along Imphal-Dimapur road at Kholep village under Sapermeina police district of Senapati district on the night on May 8 is suspected to be that of Paokhomang Khongsai (39), the president of Kuki armed group KLO/KLA.

According to an informed source, family members today identified the body still laying at the mortuary of RIMS as that of Paokhomang.

However, police maintained that the deceased is yet to be identified.

Meanwhile, KSO Sadar Hills has strongly condemned the incident of killing and dumping the body under the culvert of Kholep village.

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SDSA memo

IMPHAL, May 12: Alleging irregularities in the recruitment process of Supervisor DOTs under RNTCP, Senapati district, Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) has submitted a memorandum to Health Minister Jayantakumar to draw his attention for doing the needful.

The memorandum signed by SDSA president A Pfokhrehrii Khrasii pointed out that as per advertisement, the interview for recruitment of Supervisor DOTs under RNTCP was conducted on April 25 and only four candidates appeared, all from Senapati district. However, when the result was declared on April 30, none of the four candidates passed the interview but for a lady by the name of L Kiran Bala Devi, who did not even apply or was pre-sent in the DPC list for Senapati district.

Setting May 20 as the deadline for intervention, the student body also warned of taking recourse to agitation in case of failure.

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NH-53 bandh

IMPHAL, May 12: The bandh called along the National Highway 53 by the District Concern Development Association (DCDA), Tamenglong in collaboration with District Co- ordinating Team (DCT) since 6 am yesterday has reportedly affected traffic movement along the route.

According to a statement issued by DCDA chairman Agui Kamei, no vehicles plied during the bandh that will continue till May 13.

The bandh has been called in protest against the alleged failure of the State Government to hand over DRDA, Centrally sponsored schemes and other rural welfare schemes from ADC to DC Tamenglong.

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Awareness campaign

IMPHAL, May 12: A day-long public awareness campaign on crossbreeding program of the local cows through artificial insemination was organized by Dr Y Rajendra Singh, Joint Director (Vety), Senapati in association with local leaders and public at the community hall of Ramlung village in Senapati district on May 11.

In the said campaign, resource persons of the Department enlightened the local people on the importance of crossbreeding program being taken up by the Veterinary Department in upgrading their local unproductive cows through use of exotic/crossbred bull semen for enhancing milk production.

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GPRN decries

IMPHAL, May 12: The joint council meeting of the steering committee and the cabinet held today has strongly condemned abduction and subsequently killing of a prominent businessman Md Israr at Dimapur, said a statement issued by the ministry of information and publicity of government of the people’s republic of Nagalim (GPRN).

The statement said the meeting also decided that any NSCN cadre found involved in the heinous crime shall be dealt with heaviest punishment.

To this effect, investigating agencies of the government have been activated immediately to get hold of the culprits still at large, the statement announced, informing that the joint council meeting also conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members and business community of Dimapur.

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ADC Chairman rejects claim

IMPHAL, May 12: Chairman of autonomous District Council, Tamenglong G Soihem Haomei has dismissed as unfounded the allegation leveled by the Noney Village Authority that he instigated Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency MP Thangso Baite not to attend the recently held inauguration of BSNL mobile tower at Noney.

Reacting to a news report regarding the Village Authority’s accusation and published in the May 11 edition of this paper, a statement issued by Soihem said that he declined the MP’s proposal to jointly take part in the inauguration program as no official invitation was sent to him (Soihem).

Informing that on hearing his explanation, the MP also decided to skip the event on the ground that when even the local leader was not interested to participate in the mobile tower inauguration and was unwilling to travel to Noney he (Thangso Baite) too would not go there, claimed the Chairman of autonomous District Council, Tamenglong while adding that neither Noney ADC Member Jino nor the local MLA Gaikhangam was aware of the event. Further clarifying that the MP did not participate in the inauguration on his own volition, Soihem said he is not in a position to either ask the MP attend the event or skip the same.

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

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