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BRIEF NEWS: May 18, 2011

Blood donors’ pass

IMPHAL, May 17: In recognition of the altruistic contribution of the Voluntary Blood Donors in Manipur, the State Blood Transfusion Council, Manipur will issue free entertainment pass to enjoy the Miss Manipur Contest 2011, which be held on May 20 at BOAT, said a statement issued by the Council’s Director. Interested voluntary blood donors may collect the pass from the Blood Bank RIMS Hospital and Blood Bank JNIMS within May 19 by furnishing relevant documents, it added.


Govt clamps down on down line marketing

IMPHAL, May 17: Following the hue and cry raised by lakhs of investors, who have been duped of their hard earned money by dubious fly by night operators, who enticed them to deposit their money with the assurance of high rate of interest every month and which follows the pyramidical scheme/down line marketing system, the State Government has issued a ban on the activities of all such marketing companies.

An order to this effect has already been issued by the State Government and without naming any company in particular, the order made it clear that the marketing gimmicks of such companies have led to the loss of huge amount of money, thereby creating tension and bad blood amongst the people.

The master minds of such dubious companies stay at places like Bangkok, Malaysia, Pattaya etc said the order and added that henceforth, activities of all such companies stand banned under certain laws of the Government.

The Government’s order comes close in the wake of the uproar raised by a large number of people, who had invested their money in marketing schemes like Visarev, Unipay2, etc.


Grenade attack

IMPHAL, May 17: Unidentified armed persons lobbed a hand grenade inside the residential com- pound of a house located near Sagolband Bijoy-Govinda temple of Imphal early morning today.

According to police, the hand grenade found lying over the temporary Mandop erected next to the house of one RK Ratan s/o Munindro at around 5.30 am today. Police have retrieved the hand grenade.

The mandop has been put up in connection with the Shradha ceremony of someone who has died in the family. The Ashthi Sanchay happens to fall today.

Ratan is said to be one of the main representatives of a network marketing company involving investment on whose account he had even gone on hiding for sometime while his father Munindro is a retired school headmaster.



IMPHAL, May 17: Lack of quality control has resulted in wearing out of the newly black-topped road stretch commonly known as Konjeng Hazari Leikai Dhobi Machu Leirak within a few days of completing the work, local residents have lamented.

Speaking to The Sangai Express, president of Youth  Development Club of Konjeng Hazari Leikai Th Gopeshwor informed that the contract work for black-topping of around 167 meters long road stretch commonly known as Dhobi Machu Leirak which connects with Sega Road was taken up by one K Premananda of Sagolband Meino Leirak.

However, instead of maintaining the quality of the work, the said contractor just spread over some stone chips and red earth thinly and carried out black-topping. This has resulted in wearing out of the newly constructed road within few days of black-topping, Gopeshwor alleged, adding that stone boulders that were placed as speed breakers with thinly spread tar mortar has also posed danger on the lives of the people. He further alleged that black topping was supposed to have been carried out covering 10 feet along the width of the road. But this has not been maintained at some portions.


CWC decries

IMPHAL, May 17: The Congress Working Committee (CWC), 6th Constituency Tousem headquarters has decried the MO in-charge of Noney PHC for alleging using abusive language against EM ADC of Tamenglong at the occasion of district level special training program on flagship schemes held at Noney on May 13. In a joint statement signed by chairmen of CWC Phoklong village, Teguaram village, Tousem Khullen and Mandu village have demanded the MO in-charge to apologize or face defamation suit.


ZSF lauds native’s feat

LAMKA, May 17: The Zomi Students’ Federation today lauds the twelve successful candidates in the just declared civil services result and wishes them a bright and abounding future. Since its inception the federation is improvising for better and quality education and the results witness today underscore that it was not in vain, it said while making a special mention of Haulianlal Guite who stood at 33 in the merit list.

*S Singlianmang Guite


CWSN assistance

IMPHAL, May 17: Distribution of Bank Pay Order/Cheque in connection with financial assistance provision to Children With Special Needs (CWSN) is scheduled on May 19 and 20, said a statement issued by District Program Manager, SSA (Imphal West district).

Parents/guardians/head masters/mistress who have submitted Bank Account details for Escort Allowances under IED intervention have been informed to collect the Bank Pay Order/Cheque at URC Extension Hall (Khoyathong), Zone-I and BRC, Wangoi respectively, the statement said.

Further details may be had from the office of ZEO, Zone I.


RIMC admission

IMPHAL, May 17: Candidates who have applied for admission to RIMS, Dehra-dun are informed to collect admit card from the Directorate of Education (S), Imphal within May 21. Entrance examination for admission to RIMC will be held on June 1 and 2 at Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School, Keishamthong.


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

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