BRIEF NEWS: May 24, 2011

Meeting held

IMPHAL, May 23: A meeting of the High Powered Committee constituted under the Manipur Public Servant Personnel Liability Act with Chief Secretary as the chairman today has discussed issues related to appointment in Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and DRDAs without the approval of the Government.

However, no definite decision has been taken over these issues.


NCPCR team

IMPHAL, May 23: An official team of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights would be visiting Manipur from May 24 to 26 to study the issue of children affected by HIV/AIDS and other child rights issues.

To be led by Dipa Dixit, who is a Member of NCPCR, the team will also interact with the parents of the children who have been rescued from being trafficked to other parts of India like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, where they were taken on false promises of better education opportunity, as well as with the members of Child Welfare Committees. Before leaving Imphal, the team is also expected to have a meeting with the State Government to receive feedbacks on implementation of the directives issued by the Supreme Court for prevention of child trafficking and other related issues.

A number of kids from Manipur have been rescued from various homes in other parts of the country


CM instructs

IMPHAL, May 23: Along with discussing the progress of the developmental works being taken by the Government, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has given strict instructions to clear Waishel Maril at the soonest possible.

Most of the Ministers of the SPF Government were present in the meeting held with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in the chair today.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister instructed all the Ministers and officials concerned to ensure speedy progress of the developmental works being implemented under their respective Departments.

Taking serious note of the recurring problem of flood during rainy season every year from siltation of the drains and canals, the Chief Minister has entrusted the Flood Control and Irrigation Department to take up necessary measures for clearing Waishel Maril which runs through Keishamthong, Nambol and Oinam at the earliest possible.



IMPHAL, May 23: Aguilu of SES has been crowned Miss ZSULA after a grueling session in the Beauty Pageant organized as part of the Students’ get-together on May 22. Lungachuiliu of CTS and Soihiamreiliu of Slearoh English School were respectively adjusted as 1st and 2nd runner up in the contest.


Wakat Meepham

IMPHAL, May 23: Demanding to find out the reasons behind un-natural death of many women and children in Manipur, members of Conflict Widows’ Forum and Victims’ Families today staged a Wakat Meepham at Kakwa Bazar.

Placards inscribed with slogans like ‘We demand justice for Master Roberoy’, ‘Stop hanging after killing’, ‘Who kill Darsana?’, Stop brutality against women’, etc were used during the protest demonstration.


Street vendors

IMPHAL, May 23: Roadside Vendors’ Welfare Association, Imphal; Manipur Keithel Nupi Marup, Khwairamband Keithel and Manipur Keithel Phambi Apunba Lup  have reiterated their demand for allocating the vacant plots in the first floor of the newly inaugurated market buildings of  Khwairamband Bazar to the street vendors.

In a joint representation submitted to the Chief Minister, the three bodies warned that the demand need to be heard immediately, otherwise, the aggrieved street vendors may be compelled to occupy the vacant plots in the first floor of the market buildings by their own.

The Govt has committed a breach of trust by not allocating the vacant space on the first floor of the markets, the representation asserted, while pointing out that the ground floor of the markets, which is also lying vacant should be utilized as parking space and the open space of the temporary market should also be developed into a market structure for street vendors from the fund already allocated by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the purpose.


Village Authority concerned

IMPHAL, May 23: Anal Khunou Village Authority and people of the area have expressed reservations over not consulting the VA in the construction of a dam on Chakpi River at Chakpikarong. A press release of the VA warned that people of the area would protest against taking up further construction works if the concerned authority fails to contact the VA on or before May 31.


Hohos decry AR raid

IMPHAL, May 23: Maram Hoho and Thangal Hoho have expressed resentment over the raid conducted at Maram-Thangal region office by a team of 5 Assam Rifles led by one Maj Tripathi.

A press release said, “The Hohos are constrained to observe that the draconian attitude adopted by 5 AR has violated the positive spirit of ceasefire in the context of Indo-Naga peace dialogue moving forward smoothly.”

It added, when the peaceful tranquility is prevailing in the area, the offensive attempts to provoke the situation and thereby create fears in the minds of the people that may ultimately lead to alienate general public from maintaining good relationship.

The Hohos also urged all concerned to maintain the essence of maturity and restraint in the days ahead as part of the confidence building measure.


Meritorious cash prizes

IMPHAL, May 23: Saikul A/C MLA Doukhomang Khongsai will felicitate the students of the Assembly Constituency with cash prizes and certificates to the first divisioners of HSLC and HSSLC 2011 examinations conducted by BOSEM, COHSEM and CBSE. A press release issued by the MLA requested the concerned candidates to submit photostat copies of mark sheets to MLA’s Personal Secretary Mang.


AWANA day celebrated

IMPHAL, May 23: Model English School, Sinakeithei (MESS) celebrated its annual AWANA—Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed—day on May 21 at Sinakeithei village in Ukhrul district with NGBCA executive secretary Rev Deepak Bartewa as chief guest and TBCA field supervisor KR Wungpam and NGBCA missionary Chandramani Limpu as guests of honor.

Presided over by the school founder KR Shimdhar, the function was attended by teachers, parents, school board members, Church leaders, PTA executives and students dressed in colorful uniforms.

Quoting Proverbs 12:1 from the Bible, Bartewa delivered an inspiring message while Wungpam exhorted the students on 2 Timothy 2:15 during the occasion.

The aim and objective of celebrating the day is to instill spiritual upliftment, good moral character, good discipline, leadership quality in students, said the school principal V Khamrang in a release.


Landslides at Tousem

IMPHAL, May 23: Heavy rainfall caused landslides at three different places along Kaiphundai-Tousem road, the only lifeline of the villagers of restive Tousem Sub-Division of Tamenglong district. The landslides occurred between New Mandeu and Mandeu village and at Tamenglong-Tousem-Haflong road, said a press release issued by Executive Member of Tamenglong ADC, MP Guang. It added, Chief Minister O Ibobi is scheduled to inaugurate a 33KV power station at Tousem headquarters soon. However, the landslides have hampered the ongoing works of the Electricity Department for the said function, it added. The Executive Member also urged the concerned authority to repair the said road at the earliest.


CCpur morgue

LAMKA, May 23: Almost a year after Churachandpur District Hospital is devoid of a dedicated mortuary structure, a dedicated building containing a couple of mortuary table and two other rooms was inaugurated by M Gouzamang Guite, EM ADCC today at the hospital premises, reports our Correspondent.

CCur CMO Dr Singhkhojam said, the mortuary that is long essential for the district is operational with immediate effect. Equipment like refrigerator will be installed according to the demand of a forensic doctor, once it was posted in the district, said a source. The building construction was undertaken by MTDC, it added.

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Nungba VA clarifies

IMPHAL, May 23: Nungba Village Authority has clarified that it does not have any knowledge about the news report appeared on May 21 issue of this daily, which was based on a press release.

A VA press release said, it could be the handiwork of few individuals with an attempt to cover up the misdeeds and misused material component fund amounting to Rs 15.80 lakhs released during 2009-10 and 2010-11.

It added, as per the operational guidelines of the MGNREGS, the village authority must be the implementing agency but all the procedures were manipulated and handled by the Chairman and Secretary without informing to majority of the members.

The fact that fund for MGNREGS has been misappropriated is known to the villagers including the majority of the members of the VA, the press release claimed.

Those individuals who issued the said press release must apologise to the people of the area, it said adding that they must be punished according to the law of the land for misusing public money.

The VA would support the demands raised by various social organizations, it added.


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

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