BRIEF NEWS: May 27, 2011

Council exam results on May 31

IMPHAL, May 26: Fate of 22,775 students who appeared in the Higher Secondary Examination 2011 will be confirmed within this month as the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur is committed to declaring the examination result within six days.

Citing engagement of teachers in the recently held Census 2011 exercise as a reason for the slight delay in announcing the result, Council’s Examination Controller AK Tampakleima told The Sangai Express said fate of 22,775 candidates out of which 10,944 were female students would be known on May 31.

Recounting that the class XII examination was conducted from March 16 till April 11 in 56 centers, including 30 private centers, she said checking of answer scripts, with the exception of theory and practical papers, had been completed on May 23.

Further reminding that last year the examination result was declared on May 23, the Council official also informed that Government of Manipur making it mandatory for all the employees to report for Census 2011 duty compelled delay in declaration of this year’s examination result where students from 133 higher secondary schools had appeared. In the 2010 exam, a total of 18,819 students appeared with 76.47 percent scaling the test, Tampakleima informed.


Protest staged

IMPHAL, May 26: Protesting against the arrest of ‘innocent’ persons on alleged charge of having linked with UG groups earlier by troops of 19 Sikh Regiment, a Wakat Meepham was staged at Chingamakha Chanam Pukhri Mapal today.

50-year old Thangjam Gojen and 26-year old Oinam Setha, both residents of Chanam Pukhri Mapal, have been reportedly arrested from their respective houses last night by troops of 18 Sikh Regiment from their respective houses.

On May 22, the troops of the same Regiment also reportedly arrested one Irom Somendro (35) of Chingamakha Ahongsangbam Leikai.

According to the local residents, who participated in the protest demonstration, Gojen was a member of RPF/PLA around 20 years back.

But today he is a manual laborer trying to eke out a living. Similarly, Setha had connection with PREPAK earlier but not anymore. Somendro was also a member of RPF/PLA around 14 years back. But today he is engaged in selling water for survival.

Even if they had connection with UG groups in the past, all three of them have joined the mainstream, one of the protestors contended, adding that security forces should not cause any more difficulties to the former militants who have come to the mainstream.


ARDC pledges support

JIRIBAM, May 26: The All Rongmei Development Committee (ARDC) Jiribam has pledged full support to any form of agitation that may be launched by the Jiribam District Demand Committee (JDCC) in their pursuit for upgrading Jiri-bam sub-division into a full fledged revenue district.

Notably, JDCC has set May 30 as the deadline for the Government to come with a positive response


Training program

IMPHAL, May 26: a 2-day ‘special training program’ participated by 50 trainees was held on May 22 and 23 at the Library Block of Centre for Human Rescuer, Chanam Sandrok (Imphal East district).

Various resource persons deliberated at length on diverse subjects during the training program organized by the Centre in collaboration with Central Board for Workers’ Education.


Union hails

IMPHAL, May 26: The Chakre Chovow (Song Song) Students’ Union has congratulated Kayio Th Kayina of Song Song village, Mao for successfully clearing the UPSC exam.


Hit and Run

IMPHAL, May 26: In a hit and run case, a white Santro car rammed at a stationary Kinetic Honda (MN1M/4338) before crashing through vegetable vendors at Singjamei Bazar at around 9.30 pm yesterday.

Eyewitnesses said that the car involved in the mishap sped away from the scene even though the vehicle could be spotted bearing the numbers 5745.

Though the alphabet could not be confirmed owing to lack of visibility, some vegetable vendors had a miraculous escape.


OPD reopens

IMPHAL, May 26: RIMS OPD which remained closed following treats from the proscribed KCP has been reopened since this morning amidst stringent security measures. With police opening the OPD block on time, the OPD has resumed its normal service. The OPD block was closed following a threat call to RIMS Medical Superintendent in- charge Prof H Shanti Singh on May 24.


Two pulled up

IMPHAL, May 26: In connection with the brawl between supporters of two rival candidates of the Imphal Municipal Council elections at Mahaballi Kabui Khul yesterday, police have pulled up two individuals. The two individuals were pulled up on the charge of assaulting a group of Congress supporters who were largely women.  It is reported that the two arrested individuals are supporters of the BJP candidate. Notably, police had to open blank fire to control the brawl which broke out between supporters of two rival candidates at Mahaballi Rongmei LP School (polling station number 19/9) under Yaiskul Assembly constituency yesterday afternoon.


Orientation program ends

IMPHAL, May 26: The first three day students’, parents’ get-together cum teachers’ orientation program jointly organized by Zeliangrong Students’ Union Longmai Area, All Inpui Students’ Union and the Longmai Students’ Union concluded on May 22 at Longmai Common ground.

The program which started from May 19 was attended by 14 schools and featured quiz competition, debate, extempore speech, solo and quartet music competition as well as a beauty pageant.

A press release issued by the organizing committee also conveyed gratitude to 10 Assam Rifles of Longmai post for their contribution towards successful conduct of the program.


MCI team

IMPHAL, May 26: An official team of Medical Council of India (MCI), which arrived here yesterday, has taken stock of various issues including infrastructural development in Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).

JNIMS will be the first State Government run medical institute in Manipur and its first session is likely to start soon.

It is one of the pet projects of the SPF Govt.

According to an official source, the MCI team left Manipur today.


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

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