BRIEF NEWS: May 23, 2011

IRB man held

IMPHAL, May 22: A Havildar of the 2nd IRB who was working for the PREPAK was arrested from near the gate of Imphal College yesterday at about 2 pm, said the SSP of Imphal West in a statement today.

The SSP said that Imphal West police commandos swung into action on receiving a tip off and managed to arrest the IRB man who on interrogation admitted that he was a Havildar of the 2nd IRB and worked under the command of one s/s Rocky of PREPAK.

The arrested person has been identified as Thingujam Basanta Singh (41) s/o of Th Kukil Singh of Thoubal Kiyam Mayai Leikai.

He was assigned to extort money from Government contract works and also for transporting arms and ammunition under the command of one Rohit of PREPAK, added the SSP. One mobile handset was seized from him.

A project officer of KCP (MC) was also arrested by Imphal West police commandos yesterday from near the counter of Pakhangba Travel Counter. The arrested person has been identified as Nameirakpam Binodkumar alias Model alias Madal Singh (42) of Khurai Sajor Leikai.

The SSP said that on spot verification he disclosed that he joined KCP (MC) through one Johny from Pukhao in 2006 and was assigned to extort money from the general public under the command of one Rameshore.


Abduction decried

IMPHAL, May 22: Sambu Raiping Katamnao Long (SRKL) has strongly condemned the abduction and prolonged detention of its president Ramsing Kasar in the custody of some UG groups despite numerous appeals from many Tangkhul organizations for unconditional release.

In a joint statement, vice president of SRKL Songachan and the speaker of assembly affairs Yangmi N clarified that the hostage as well as the student body have no connection or nexus with any UG groups or their factions or with contract works of PMGSY.

Such act of abduction and undue interference in the affairs of the student body is condemnable and it is against the rights of the students in Sambu area in particular and the Tangkhuls in general, the joint statement said, while reiterating appeal for safe and unconditional release of the abducted student leader.

Giving two days time for releasing the abducted student leader, the student body has also categorically warned that the group concerned should be held responsible for any untoward incident if the abducted student leader is not released by then.


Quest brings good tidings

IMPHAL, May 22: Making the ongoing Edufest at DM College more meaningful, Quest Group of Institutions, which is taking part in the three day education mela, is offering spot admission to deserving students in B Tech and MBA.

Talking to the media at the Manipur Press Club today, senior faculty member of the institution, Akash Doomra said that Quest Group of Institutions is here to offer new career options to the students of Manipur and urged them to utilize the offer on hand.

The Quest Group of Institutions is affiliated to the Punjab Technical University, said Doomra and added that it has received the ISO 9001 certificate in 2008.  The institution is located at Jhamjeri village in Chandigarh, Punjab.

To offer spot admission as well as counseling to the aspiring students, Doomra said he will be available at Hotel Classic.


Office bearers

IMPHAL, May 22:  Manipuri Students’ Federation Jiribam branch elected M Sanjoy Singh and L Anindra as president and general secretary respectively.


Body decries

IMPHAL, May 22: Indo Myanmar Border Area Headman Association decried the brutal assault meted out to MD Journey of Kangpat Khullen, Heimang Haokip and Lakkahau Haokip of Phailen village at Skipe village by unknown armed persons on May 9. It also urged the concerned persons not to repeat the same in future.


Lamp lighting ceremony held

IMPHAL, May 22: The lamp lighting and oath taking ceremony of 4th batch ANM students of Advanced Nursing Institute (ANI), top Makha Leikai (Imphal East) was held today at Panchayat Bhavan, Porompat with CMO (Imphal East) Mamata Mukharji and ANI chairperson Ranjit Athokpam as the chief guest and president respectively.

Speaking at the occasion, Mukharji expressed that role of nurses are more crucial than doctors as they provide round the clock care compared to doctors who visit the patients’ wards very infrequently.

She also noted that for successful immunization program nurses are indispensable.

Others who also addressed the gathering called upon the nurses to work with dedication and humanly.


IDA celebrates anniversary

IMPHAL, May 22: Indian Dental Association, Manipur State Branch celebrated its 22nd anniversary at Hotel Classic on May 20. Dr Loibi Elangbam, Dr Julia Okram, Dr Joshni Loitongbam, Dr Wahengbam Chandrakant, Dr Satish Naorem, Dr Gargi Yumnam, Dr L Hector and Dr Y Suraj presented papers in the scientific session.

Association president Dr T Nabachandra, president (elect) Dr L Budhachadra and honorary secretary Dr RK Ratankumar were the presidium members of the function, said a press release.


Mosquito nets, K-oil distributed

IMPHAL, May 22: With the collaboration of Keirao Bitra Loumee Lup, social worker N Itomba Meetei distributed chemically-treated mosquito nets and kerosene oil to residents of Tamching and Lemba villages, under Keirao Assembly Constituency.

Each of the 100 household in these villages benefited from the social worker’s endeavor of providing one mosquito net and one liter kerosene.

Speaking on the sideline of the distribution program, Women church secretary SR Kumari highlighted that the two villages are being deprived of all welfare schemes such as education, old age pension and family benefit programs.

Tamching village Church Pastor Honi, who also spoke to some newspersons, appreciated Itomba’s initiative to understand grievances of the residents and pledged to extend all possible cooperation to the social worker.

On the other hand, Lemba village Meira Paibi secretary Nongmila cautioned Keirao AC public to remain vigil as some individuals with vested interest posing as social are likely to surface with assembly elections round the corner.


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

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