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BRIEF NEWS: May 17, 2011

JHM to contribute to tsunami relief

IMPHAL, May 16: As a goodwill gesture to tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan, the staff of Japanese Hospital Manipur will contribute the amount of one month’s salary to the relief fund of the worst ever natural calamity.

A seven-member team of World War-II Victims Memorial Hospital Trust Manipur will leave for New Delhi to handover the amount to the Japanese Ambassador to India tomorrow.

Speaking at a press conference held at his office chamber, Trust President TM Rajen Ayangba said that the team would also discuss with the Ambassador regarding the Japanese Hospital project to be taken up in the State.

TM Rajen Ayangba expressed hope that construction of the hospital will commence soon as the Japanese Home Ministry has recently issued the Foreign Registration Certificate (TRC).

He said, “We will discuss on the project proposal so that the construction of the 1500-bedded hospital starts soon.”

TM Rajen Ayangba added that a 15-member State delegation would also fly to Japan within few months to take firsthand account of administration and technicalities of running hospital in the country.

Informing that the hospital will have more than 28 departments TM Rajen said that the hospital which would be equipped with modern equipments would also run training courses.

The team which will leave for the National capital comprises of Trust President TM Rajen Ayangba, Secretary M Ibomcha, Joint Secretary L Sanjit Meitei, General Manager RK Priyoshakhi, Advisor Sh Rajmani Sharma and Legal Advisor Kh Iboyaima.

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Moreh protest assault of social worker

MOREH, May 16: Decrying the brutal assault on social worker RK Sanayaima Singh of Moreh Bazar, who is the former president and present chief advisor of ACODOM, by some people on the night of May 14 as well as the bomb threat at his grocery shop, a sit-in-protest demonstration was staged at Ima Keithel, Moreh today.

Organized jointly by All Community Development Organization, Moreh; Nupi Khunai Chaokhat Lamjing Lup, Moreh; Kha-Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup, Moreh and Minority Women Development Society, Moreh, the protest demonstration was held from 8 am to 11 pm. While condemning the as assault, the protestors also appealed to all concerned to ensure such incidents are not repeated.

Meanwhile, Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO), Moreh Block has strongly condemned the attack on Sanayaima and the bomb threat on his grocery shop.

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Miss Manipur

IMPHAL, May 16: As part of their itinerary for the Miss Manipur 2011 contest, all the contestants today visited Malsawm Initiative at Churachandpur and interacted with the special children of the home.

The contestants also donated a sum of Rs 5000/ to the home and interacted with the children, making it a special day for them.

Later the contestants visited the Manipur Mountaineering Institute in Lamdan as part of the endeavor to promote eco-tourism in the State, said a statement issued by Four Hopes, the organizer of the beauty pageant. They also interacted with the officials of the Institute.

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KNF condoles

IMPHAL, May 16: Kuki National Front (KNF) has condoled the ‘tragic death of its revolutionary brother Pu Paokhomang alias Paomang Khongsai’, who was the chief of KLO/KLA.

The bullet riddled body of Paokhomang alias Paomang Khongsai was recovered under a culvert along Imphal-Dimapur road near Kholep village under Sapermeina police station of Senapati district on May 8 last. Condoling the death, general secretary of KNF Aaron Kipgen has described it as a ‘great loss for the Kuki revolutionary movement and the Kuki society as a whole’.

Such inhuman conduct of killing a revolutionary leader like some stray animals is not at all acceptable to KNF and will be dealt with seriously, Aaron Kipgen said, adding   that the act of killing is a threat to the Kuki revolutionary movement and could also weaken the pace of arm struggle for Kukiland. He also appealed to all the organizations/individuals involved in the brutal killing to come out with an explanation to the public specifying why the death penalty has been awarded to the Kuki revolutionary leader without any warning.

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AMWJU decrees

IMPHAL, May 16: All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) has announced that action would be taken against any reporter found taking money or other gifts from candidates or political parties in connection with publication of reports related to the upcoming election to the Imphal Municipal Council schedule on May 25.

In a statement, joint secretary of AMWJU said that it has come to the notice of the Union that some candidates and their political agents have been giving money to bribe the reporters to ensure publication of the news related to flag hoisting functions and other election related meetings.

Such practices are against the norms of journalistic conduct laid down by the Press Council of India (PCI) and the Code of Conduct (Local Adjustments) of AMWJU has also clearly stated that no reporter should take money or gifts for writing news report or publication from anyone.

If any reporter is found violating these Code of Conduct, AMWJU would take up appropriate action, the statement said, while appealing to the political parties, candidates and their political agents against offering money or gifts to the reporters as well.

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Question error

IMPHAL, May 16: Errors in question setting in Manipuri paper for the ongoing BA-II examinations have been detected by a section of college students and teachers.

According to them, question number 1 and 8 in Manipuri paper have been set outside the syllabus.

A total of 10 marks for these two questions must be given to every student who has appeared in the examination, they said.

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ARDC flays

IMPHAL, May 16: All Rongmei Development Committee (ARDC), Jiribam has flayed All Jiribam Tribal Union (AJTU) for allegedly fooling the tribal populace of Jiribam, reports our Jiribam correspondent.

The Committee charged that the so-called AJTU is not a public mandated organization but has been formed by some opportunists for their selfish end.

The Committee also appealed to the tribal people of Jiribam not to rely on AJTU but to reject it out rightly.

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ANTA warns

IMPHAL, May 16: In a reminder to an earlier representation submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Chandel over the demand for reservation/allocation of 40 to 50 feet of land in breadth enroute from Chakpi River bank between Malanglok stream and Hlungtetol to enable construction of a district/sub-division highway along Chakpi river bank via Beru Anthi, Bolnidam, Old Nungfura, Charongching, Y/Khunkha and Anal Khullen villages, Anal Naga Tangpi (ANTA) has asserted that the land acquired by the Assam Rifles between Malanglok and Hlungtetol adjacent to a public road created by the State PWD during 1956-75 should be rectified and clear a way for public road.

Setting May 18 as the deadline for the rectification, ANTA has warned of calling a 12-hour total bandh in Chandel district headquarters and Chakpikarong sub-division with effect from May 19 if the head of the district administrator fails to do the needful in this regard. ANTA has also demanded that there should not be any disturbance/ hindrance while taking up social works at Hlungtetol and Malanglok area, land demarcation in the said areas should be conducted between ANTA, Modi village authority and chiefs and the Assam Rifles in the presence of the DC and SDO Chandel on or before March 20 and the matter relating to the road construction/expansion at Hlungtetol and Malanglok be discussed and settled at the table of the DC.

In the event of failure of meeting the charter of demands, Anal people shall launch non co-operation movement against the construction work of Assam Rifles camp at Modi by banning all the local products and vehicles transporting goods to the worksite.

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Body lauds

IMPHAL, May 16: District Level Development Co-Ordinating Team Federation (DCTF) has lauded Works Minister K Ranjit for inspecting developmental works along NH-53. A press release said, the Minister directed the BRO to make the NH-53 motorable throughout the year. He also interacted with villagers at Noney, Kambiron, Sibilong, Nungba etc, it added.

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Orientation program

IMPHAL, May 16: Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Longmai area, Inpui Students’ Union and Longmai Students’ Union will organize the first students and parents cum teachers orientation program at Longmai Common ground from May 19 to 21. Interaction among teachers, parents and student leaders, debate, quiz, extempore speech, song competition and beauty pageant would be the main highlights of the program, said a release.

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Medical Directorate clarifies

IMPHAL, May 16: Directorate of Medical and Health Services has clarified that no candidate who does not attain the interview has been included in the DPC results of Senior DOTs plus TB HIV Supervisor.

An official statement said, according to 200 point based roster published in the State Gazette, six General candidates, two ST candidates and one Meitei OBC candidate have been appointed.

The two ST candidates have been posted at Churachandpur and Tamenglong, while six General candidates have been sent to Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Chandel and Ukhrul and OBC Meitei candidate to Senapati. Reiterating that no irregularity was there in the said interview, the Directorate said that related facts can be verified at Manipur State TB Society, Lamphel.

The Directorate also urged the Senapati District Students’ Association to call off its proposed agitation.

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

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