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BRIEF NEWS: March 08, 2011

RPF greets on International Women’s Day

IMPHAL, Mar 7: The proscribed RPF has greeted the womenfolk of Manipur on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.

The International Women’s Day may enable the Manipuri to make greater strides politically, economically and socially, the outfit conveyed in a press release issued by its Publicity Secretary T Leisemba.

Manipuri women need to analyze all the obstacles and difficulties they have been facing with a political perspective. It is crucial to make a clear distinction between friends and foes.

Noting that there have been numerous incidents of violence and discrimination against women in the Manipuri society, the outfit asserted that security forces coming from outside the State and non-local people have been constantly targeting Manipuri women.

The outfit further called upon the womenfolk to launch mass movements so that definite rules and regulations are enacted for implementation at work places. This would be a meaningful way of observing the International Women’s Day, it asserted.

It also acknowledged the responsibilities and movements undertaken by Manipuri women at times of different issues in the past as well as the contemporary period.

Manipuri womenfolk are also playing crucial roles in economic and social sectors.

The outfit further proposed that people should join hands and struggle collectively to ensure that Manipuri women enjoy all the rights entitled to them.

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Cycles to ASHAs

IMPHAL, Mar 7: MLA Th Shyamkumar Singh today distributed bicycles among 62 selected Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) under three Primary Health Centers of Andro Assembly Constituency in Imphal East district today. The bicycles were distributed during a function at Yairipok Yambem community hall. The bicycles have been provided to the ASHAs under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). MLA Shyamkumar and MO in-charge of Nongpok Keithelmanbi PHC Dr Nillakanta Singh were respectively chief guest and president of the function which was also attended by MO in-charge of Andro PHC Dr S Bocha, MO in-charge of Yambem PHC Dr Dinibala Devi and MO in-charge (AYUSH) of the same PHC Dr Sangita Devi as guests of honor.

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Khuga Dam JAC date with Jagat set

LAMKA, Mar 7 : Continuing their campaign on the grievances over Khuga Dam, the JAC today met the Governor and secured his verbal promise to personally visit the dam after a couple of weeks.

“Besides ensuring all his constitutional powers to pursue relevant issues the JAC has raised before the Governor, he promised to visit the dam after two weeks,” said the JAC in a statement.  To the Governor the JAC raised one pertinent question on why the components of the dam are still not implemented, it added.

The alleged sub-standard works of the project, pending bills and compensation are the other issues the JAC have discussed with the Governor.

On their part, they have requested the constitutional head of the state to engage an expert team to probe the technical condition of the dam so that, the JAC said, people of Churachandpur are secure and live a life free of panic.

*Reported by S Singlianmang Guite

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RPF condoles

IMPHAL, Mar 7: The proscribed RPF/PLA has condoled the demise of its cadre Private Sanatomba (real name Laishram Tomba) s/o L Ibochou and Memcha of Kangla Siphai Awang Leikai.

Pvt Sanatomba died due to an accident at about 2 pm of Feb 26, said a press release issued by the outfit’s assistant publicity secretary GM Changjou. He joined the party in May last year. After completing BMT, he was posted at SCOM-I. He was a well-disciplined and sincere freedom fighter.

The party held condolence services in all the units, departments and stations in honor of the departed soul.

The outfit further conveyed solidarity to the bereaved family.

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AK Anthony

IMPHAL, Mar 7: In all 850 people in Army, 95 in Navy and 348 in Airforce have been recruited from Manipur to various posts under the rank of officer during the last two years, Defense Minister AK Anthony informed the Lok Sabha today, according to a PIB statement.

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ARDC lauds

IMPHAL, Mar 7: All Rongmei Development Committee (ARDC), Jiribam has lauded the 22 Assam Rifles for conducting an anti-drug campaign at Jiribam and its adjoining areas, reports our Jiribam correspondent.

ARDC has described the campaign as an act of Good Samaritan which will help many drug addicts to become better and productive citizens of the society.

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Club building inaugurated

IMPHAL, Mar 7:  A newly constructed building of New Checkon Youth Club has been inaugurated by Commerce and Industries Minister Y Erabot today.

Speaking as chief guest of the function presided over by Club president Ksh Biren, Minister Erabot observed Club should be kept always as an independent body. It is like a non-formal educational institute where the character of sportspersons, students and other talented local children and youths is molded.

Works Minister K Ranjit, who attended the function as guest of honor, said that the Club has always played a pivotal role in guiding the young children to the right direction.

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Core banking

IMPHAL, Feb 7: Manipur Rural Bank has rolled out core banking solution (CBS) system at its Kwakeithel branch today.

Speaking in the occasion as chief guest, Director of Treasuries, Th Kirankumar expressed hope that the bank would expand its network in all the localities of the State. Pleading for co-operation from the general public in this regard, the Director said that ATM facilities would be added to the branches of the bank.

Manipur Rural Bank Chairman Umesh Prasad Singh was the president of the function.

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Five-day workshop starts

IMPHAL, Feb 7: A five-day State level workshop on model rocketry organized by Manipur Science and Technology Council (MASTEC) has kick started at Manipur Science Aquarium, DM College complex today.

Senior Engineer of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneshwar, Dr Jayadev Kar and MASTEC Executive Director Th Surendranath were the guest of honor and president of the opening function respectively.

Speaking at the function, Dr Jayadev Kar said that rocket was first invented in China in 1000 AD for entertainment purposes. Various forms of rockets with varied uses and capabilities were later developed by different countries, he added. Th Surendranath said that India has so far developed Prithvi-I, Prithvi-II, Dhanu, Agni-I, Agni-II and Akash missiles. These are all different forms of rockets, he added. Surendranath also remembered the contribution of former President APJ Abdul Kalam in India’s rocketry programs. Demonstrations, practical training and interaction sessions on different forms of rockets will be the main highlights of the five-day program.

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

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