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BRIEF NEWS: May 26, 2011

NH-53 blockade

IMPHAL, May 25: Peeved over the alleged failure of the State Government to effect the transfer and posting of one Junior MCS officer, Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Nungba Area (ZSUNA); Nungba Bazar Board; Pei (Thoubei) Nungba and Nungba Youth Organization have jointly announced their decision of going ahead with the proposed 24-hour blockade along National Highway 53 with effect from midnight today.

In a joint statement, convener of ZSUNA Poukhonlung, secretary of Nungba Bazar Board Jamuna Kamei, secretary of Pei (Thoubei) Nungba K Bandai and president of Nungba Youth Organization Angampou said that a joint memorandum had been submitted to the Chief Minister on May 18 to effect the transfer and posting of SDO/SDM/BDO Nungba Kajaigai Gangmei, Junior MCS within one week.

However, as the Chief Minister has not fulfilled the demand, they have no option but to go ahead with the proposed blockade with effect from midnight of May 25 to midnight of May 26 as a first democratic agitation over the demand.

Appealing to all the people and more particularly the transporters, to extend full co-operation and support, the joint statement has also warned that transporters themselves should be held responsible for any eventuality if they defy the blockade. The blockade will be relaxed for Medical, water supply, electricity and security.

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NPF invites

IMPHAL, May 25: While “cordially” inviting everyone to take part in the formal launching of ceremony of the Manipur unit of Naga People’s Party (NPF) at Senapati on Saturday, leaders of the party said that the sole aim is to encompass and work together with all communities irrespective of caste, creed, color, contours and also with all the like-minded political parties so as to give more teeth in bringing about peace and progress in the region, reports NNN.

NPF Manipur state unit president G Gaingam and its political affairs secretary Ningreingam Ruivah expressed their optimism that the regional political party will do well in the state.

The party came to power in Nagaland after the year 2003 Assembly elections at the head of the coalition DAN and in its second term in office.

Meanwhile, on behalf of the party, G. Gaingam and Ningreingam Ruivah have extended “cordial” invitation to all leaders of political parties, social organizations, student bodies, women and youth organizations, church and its associations, tribe based organizations, the peasants, intellectuals, academics and professionals of the state to “attend and be part of this auspicious occasion”.

Gaingam and Ruivah also said leaders from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will participate in the Saturday ceremony at Senapati.

*Newmai News Network

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Flood havoc

IMPHAL, May 25: The All Jiribam Loumi Marup (AJLM) has appealed to the civil administration of Jiribam to take up immediate measures to tackle the flooding of low lying areas, particularly the paddy fields in Jiribam following incessant rainfall over the last few days, reports our Jiribam correspondent.

The farmers’ body has also demanded the Government to provide assistance to the farmers whose standing crops have been affected by the flood.

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Grenade found

IMPHAL, May 25: A hand grenade was found lying near the large community pond at Konjengbam Leikai under Singjamei Police Station of Imphal West district today afternoon.

The hand grenade was detected by two young boys of the locality who had gone angling in the pond.

A team of Imphal West District Police Commandos picked up the hand grenade and handed over to the custody of Singjamei police station.

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Tripartite talk

IMPHAL, May 25: In the tripartite talk involving the State Government, Union Ministry of Home Affairs and United Naga Council (UNC)   scheduled to be held at Senapati on May 30, the Union Home Ministry would be led by its secretary (Internal Security) UK Bansal.

According to an official source, besides Secretary (Internal Security) UK Bansal, who will lead the team of Union Home Ministry in the tripartite talk, Joint Secretary in-charge of North East of the Ministry, Sambhu will also participate in the talk.

The source said that the Union Home Ministry is still not clear on the exact nature of the demand of the UNC for ‘alternative arrangement’ and the same has been conveyed to the State Government as well.

It may be noted here that consequent to the recommendation of the State Cabinet to hold the tripartite talks, the State Government had approached the Union Home Ministry with the request for conveying what exactly is the demand of UNC.

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English refresher course

IMPHAL, May 25: UGC Academic Staff College of Manipur University will organize an English refresher course on the topic, ‘English studies in the global context’ from June 13 to July 4.

Last date of submission of application form is June 8, said a press release.

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Orientation program

IMPHAL, May 25: Community Food and Nutrition Unit in collaboration with Imphal OVC Project World Vision India organized a two-day orientation training course on ‘nutrition and health education’ for 30 grassroots level workers at the premises of Imphal OVC Project on May 23 and 24.

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Free coaching for SC/ST jobseekers

IMPHAL, May 25: A free special coaching class for registered SC/ST job-seekers at Employment Exchange will be held from July 1.

The 11-month coaching class is specially arranged for the candidates pre-paring for various competitive examinations.

Details can be had from Room No 8 of Employment Exchange complex, Lamphelpat, said a press release.

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CRC training program

IMPHAL, May 25: Deputy Inspector of Schools, Sadar Hills, Saitu Gamphazol conducted a five-day CRC level teachers’ training program. The program was started on May 21 and concluded today.

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Awareness program

IMPHAL, May 25: Agri Life, Uripok organized a one-day awareness program on use of pesticides at the office of Representatives of Lois at Kakching on May 22.

Senior Assistant Professor of Department of Entomology of Central Agricultural University, Dr Kh Ibohal spoke in detail about the ill effects of excessive use of pesticides to human health in the program.

He encouraged the participating farmers to avoid pesticides as much as possible.

A documentary film was also screened as a part of the awareness program.

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Errata

It is hereby clarified that the caption of the news item on the closure of RIMS OPD should be read as “Threat forces closure of RIMS OPD” and not as published. Our deepest regret for inadvertently dragging in the name of KCP (MC)

*Editor, The Sangai Express.

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

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