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BRIEF NEWS: May 21, 2011

Student bodies fix June 15 deadline

IMPHAL, May 20: Four prominent student bodies have warned that intense agitation will be initiated if the assurance given by Education Minister DD Thaisii of making available of text books is not materialized within June 15.

In a joint press conference held at KSA office, leaders of AMSU, DESAM, KSA and MSF said, the assurance was made by the Minister in a meeting with the representatives of the four students’ bodies along with the leaders of All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM).

Education (S) Director W Rajen, BOSEM Under Secretary L Premchand and SSA Project Director N Pravin were also present in the meeting.

The Minister also assured to appoint the full time Chairman of BOSEM soon. He also said that those schools which neglect the common syllabus text books would be derecognized.

The student leaders also demanded the BOSEM for initiating action against those firms which are unable to complete printing of books in time.

The leaders also urged the Minister to take action against BOSEM staff if text books are not ready before the commencement of session from next year.

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Miss Manipur contest deferred

IMPHAL, May 20: Miss Manipur 2011 organized by Four Hopes has been differed indefinitely due to bad weather.

New date will be fixed in a meeting of the organizers to be held tomorrow.

The contest was earlier scheduled for May 20 at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre, Imphal.

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Association demands

IMPHAL, May 20: Senapati District Teachers’ Association has warned the Government that it will launch different forms of democratic agitation if the ZEO-in-charge cum DDO of the district is not transferred in addition to stripping him off from the post.

A representation submitted to the Education Commissioner said, the ZEO-in-charge illegally deducted varying amounts of money from the salary of the employees working under ZEO on October 21 2010.

After bringing it to the notice of the higher authorities, the deducted money was refunded on October 28, it added.

It further said, instead of apologizing the association about his misdeed, the ZEO-in-charge has now started tarnishing the image of the association.

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ST scholarships

IMPHAL, May 20: The disbursement of Post matric Scholarship to ST students of DM College of Arts for the year 2010-11 will be carried out from May 23 to 28 for which eligible students should produce valid identity cards issued by the College authority at the time of scholarship collection.

According to a statement issued by the Principal, BA II Year students will be provided scholarship amount on May 23 and 24 in between 11.40 am to 3.30 pm whereas May 26 has been reserved for BA III year students.

BA I year students are informed to avail the benefit on May 27 and 28 at the same time as mentioned above.

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Tourism course admission

IMPHAL, May 20: Directorate of Tourism invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration at Institute of Hotel Management, Guwahati and Shillong.

Details can be had from the directorate, said a press release.

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Dist Magistrate directs

IMPHAL, May 20: In view of the Imphal Municipal Council election to be held on May 25, Imphal East District Magistrate has directed all concerned to deposit the licensed arms to respective police stations.

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Village Authority reacts

IMPHAL, May 20: Reacting to the allegations leveled against Nungba SDO/BDO, Nungba Village Authority has clarified that the allegations were false, baseless and concocted.

A press release of the VA said that a National level monitoring team and a team of eminent citizens who recently visited Nungba were fully satisfied with the works taken up under NREGS and other Central schemes.

It added, in Tamenglong, NREGS works are even better than the works executed by PWD and other Govt departments.  Saying that the allegations were made against the SDO/BDO by some disgruntled persons, the VA also warned them not to repeat the same in future.

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Remedial coaching

IMPHAL, May 20: A six-month long remedial coaching classes for educationally backward minority students of Manipur being organized by Minority Educational Development Council has commenced from today at Lalpani Govt High School, Jiribam, reports our Jiribam correspondent.

Around 200 students are participating in the coaching which would cover subjects like English, Mathematics and Science.

The program is being sponsored by MOBC, Government of Manipur.

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Decks clear for Edu fair

IMPHAL, May 20: With the stated objective of helping students of Manipur to get spot admission to some of the top institutions of India, the Gauhati based Lynchpin in association with Impetus Group; Imphal is set to organize an Educational Fair from May 21 to 23 at DM College Science Hall.  Professionals from some of the top institutions will participate in the education fair and provide career guidance and spot admission to the deserving candidates, said Impetus Group, Imphal in a statement today.

Assembly Speaker, I Hemochandra will grace the opening function as the chief guest and the ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 11.30 am.

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Vety campaign concludes

IMPHAL, May 20: Director of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Services Dr Th Jeevan Singh has assured that the Veterinary Hospital at Kasom Khullen in Ukhrul district will soon start functioning.  He was speaking at the concluding function of a four-day long veterinary campaign at Kasom Khullen in the afternoon yesterday.

Apart from imparting training to the farmers on livestock and poultry farming, livestock and poultry were also vaccinated during the campaign organized by the Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Services in association with Kasom Khullen Village Authority.

The multipurpose campaign had been inaugurated by Khunpu of Kasom Khullen Shinglai Hakshangmi on May 16. Mantri of Kasom Khullen Shinglai Kasomphung and secretary of Kasom Khullen Cattle Rearing Self-Help Group Elue Kanrei were also present at the occasion during which Joint Director of District Veterinary Office, Ukhrul Dr Thokchom Debendrakumar Singh, Veterinary Officers Dr Ngahorshai Luithui and Dr P Krishnamohon Singh spoke on the importance of livestock rearing in rural development and the facilities being provided by the Department in this regard.

As part of the campaign, around 200 pigs and 50 cattle including Mithuns have been vaccinated and ailing livestock and poultry birds treated along with distributing medicines free of cost among 54 farmers including 33 housewives who participated in the campaign.

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

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