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BRIEF NEWS: May 19, 2011

Inspire Awards

IMPHAL, May 18: Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has conveyed to the State Government to submit more number of students from Manipur for the Inspire Awards to be given to students of class VI to X.

Disclosing this to The Sangai Express, State Nodal Officer of Inspire Award RK Tenedy said that last year, the Ministry had communicated to submit the names of around 3200 students from Manipur. But just 328 students have come forward to apply for the award.

When the list of the 328 students who have applied was submitted, the officials of the Ministry gave strong instruction for encouraging more students to apply for the award, Tenedy said.

Each INSPIRE Award envisions an investment of Rs. 5000/- per child.

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Vehicle lifters held

IMPHAL, May 18: Senapati District police have arrested two persons who were bringing a motorcycle stolen from Delhi.

According to police report, Md Abdul Faruque Khan (24) s/o Md Alladdin of Lilong Turel Ahanbi and Md Iqbal Hussein (24) s/o Md Kalam, also from the same locality, were arrested along with one Bajaj Pulsar by a patrolling team of Senapati district police at Senapati town at around 11.30 pm on May 16.

The black color Bajaj Pulsar bearing registration number DL-7S-BK/5063 was stolen from Delhi and brought upto Dimapur by train and the lifters were arrested by the police on the way to Imphal.

A case under section 379/34 of IPC has been registered against the arrested duo and they have been remanded to police custody till May 21 after being produced before a Magistrate.

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Cleanliness drive

IMPHAL, May 18: Hill Tribal Council, Moreh conducted its mass work program today. All the units of the council participated in the program. Unit 1 to 4 conducted cleanliness drives at PHC Moreh, while unit 9 and 10 at campus of Hill Tribal Council, Moreh and unit 11 and 12 at Supermarket.

The cleanliness drive was conducted to fend off seasonal diseases at the border town.

People of Moreh also drew attention of the State Government that X-Ray machine at Moreh PHC is not working since past many years.

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NNC/FGN clarifies

IMPHAL, May 18: Zeliangrong Region of National Naga Council/Federal Government of Nagaland (NNC/FGN) has accused ‘lieutenant’ Inaocha alias Ibai of Leimakhong Chingmang and ‘Eno’ Helang of Khunkhu Naga village (Ariang) of collecting ‘taxes’ in the name of NNC/FGN at Leimakong. Munsin Panmei, information and publicity secretary of Zeliangrong Region said, the duo is not authorized for the job but both of them are acting against the party. He alleged that Inaocha and Helang have been collecting ‘taxes’ from shopkeepers, vehicles, house-tax in the name of NNC/FGN. Munsin Panmei appealed the public not to co-operate with Helang and Inaocha.

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Association thanks

IMPHAL, May 18: Manipur Drivers’ Welfare Association has expressed gratitude to OC of Noney PS, CO of 10 Assam Rifles and villagers for foiling an attempt to loot 80 bags of cement from a truck by miscreants at Adam colony area of Noney. The incident occurred at around 9.30 am on May 6 last, said a press release.  The association urged the villagers and security forces to extend similar co-operation to the drivers along the highway in future as well.

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‘Transfer SDO’

IMPHAL, May 18: Hurling serious allegations of misappropriation of fund, violation of MGNREGS guidelines and lack of transparency etc, Zeliangrong Student’s Union Nungba Area, Nungba Bazar Board, Thoubei (Pei) Nungba and Nungba Youth Organization have demanded for transfer of Nungba SDO/SDM/BDO within one week.

A memorandum citing various reasons for the demand of the Junior MCS officer’s transfer has been submitted to Chief Minister O Ibobi today. The memorandum warned that a 24-hour blockade of vehicular movement would be imposed along NH-53 if the demand is not fulfilled within the given time.

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Body opposes move

LAMKA, May 18: Claiming that it has received information from reliable source that some non-tribals have made proposal to form Kangvai Bazar Board under Bishnupur district, COPTAM today petitioned the CCpur DC to look into the matter and take appropriate steps.

COPTAM will not remain silent if the said proposal is true, the memorandum cautioned, reports our Correspondent. It said that unnecessary problems may crop up which could disturb the peaceful atmosphere if the proposal materializes.  “If necessary the bazar board has to be formed under Churachandpur district,’ it added.

*S Singlianmang Guite

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JAC approaches NHRC

LAMKA, May 18: After a strenuous years of advocating the plight of Khuga Dam, the JAC in a formal press handout today said it has decided to the table their causes before the National Human Rights Commission so as to pave way for its own legal course. It needs no repetition that the JAC strives with anything at its disposal and left no stone unturned in their bid to realize maximum benefit out of the project but no tangible development was in sight till date, and left with no choice the decision to approach the NHRC was adopted, said the JAC.

*S Singlianmang Guite

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Youth succumbs to injuries

IMPHAL, May 18: One Ngairangbam Bidyasagar, who had been undergoing treatment at a private medical centre, after a motor bike accident on May 12 evening, succumbed this afternoon. The 22-year old son of Ng Birbal from Khoijuman Mamang Leikai in Bishnupur district was brought to Shija Hospital, Langol after he along with two other companions met with an accident on Friday evening when the Yamaha Enticer motorcycle they were riding on rammed at a stationary truck in between Ngaikhong Khunou and Keinou. While one of his companions – Thiyam Amarjit (21), from Khoijuman Mayai Leikai, died on the spot, Bidyasagar was undergoing treatment at Shija Hospital but passed away today. The body is being kept at RIMS morgue.

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AMWJU team leaves Imphal

IMPHAL, May 18: A four-member team of All Manipur Working Journalists’ union left today to represent the State scribes in the 3rd North East Journalists’ Sports Festival to be held from May 21 at Guwahati.

Correspondent of The Sangai Express I Ibobi Singh and TSE Staff Reporter Y Michael will compete in both singles and doubles table tennis while S Soniya of Poknapham daily will the lone woman player from Manipur to compete in the event.

Moreover, Ibobi and N Bikram of Sanaleibak will take part in badminton competition in both singles and doubles.

A standing committee meeting of AMWJU held recently had decided to select team members for the next edition of the NE (scribes) sports festival based on performances in the 2nd Journalists’ Sports Meet to be held in March next.

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SDSA reiterates

IMPHAL, May 18: Reacting to Medical Directorate’s clarification on recruitment of DOT Supervisors, Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) has said that it will go ahead with its proposed stir if immediate remedial correction is not done and delivered justice to the four genuine candidates of Senapati district who had faced the DPC.

A press release said that the students’ body would not accept the ‘foul game’ and ‘injustice’ done to the only four genuine candidates of the district.

However, SDSA said that it respects the OBC status of Kiran Bala Devi and the 200 points based roster.

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Woman missing

IMPHAL, May 18: A 21-year-old woman is reportedly missing since 6 am of May 15.

A press release issued by OC of Noney Police Station identified the woman as Reena John Gonmei w/o Nehemiah Gonmei of Taosang Part-I, now residing at Noney Bazar. She is a Keralite.

The stout built woman stands around 5 ft with dark complexion and oval face.

She wore orange blouse with pajamas and Spark slippers when she went out.

Anybody who comes across the said woman may contact the phone numbers: 9612519808, 8974208976, 9612913492, added the press release.

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

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