BRIEF NEWS: May 29, 2011

General strike IMPHAL, May 28: Normal life in Manipur remained affected today on account of the general strike called by United Committee Manipur to boycott the visit of Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio to Senapati in connection with the formal launch of the Manipur unit of Naga People’s Front (NPF). The general strike was enforced from 5 am to 6 pm today. With exception to damaging some auto rickshaws...

BRIEF NEWS: May 28, 2011

IE SDM to head inquiry panel IMPHAL, May 27: The Sub Divisional Magistrate, Porompat (Imphal East district) Somorjit Salam has been appointed to head the Magisterial Inquiry instituted to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killing of one Soram Rojit (22) son of S Kamini Singh of Kangpokpi Bazar by personnel of Imphal East police commandos on February 2, 2008 at Hafiz Hatta Minuthong, said a statement...

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...

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...

BRIEF NEWS: May 25, 2011

Girls missing IMPHAL, May 24: Two girls, one 16 years and the other 13 years old, have been reportedly missing from their respective residences at Keibi Kumuda since May 17. According to a statement issued by Officer in-charge of Lamlai Police Station, Mutum Dineshwori Devi (16) d/o Mutum Nabadeep Singh of Keibi Kumuda Leikai and Mutum Phajabi Devi (13) d/o Mutum Achouba Singh of Keibi Kumuda Makha...

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...

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...

BRIEF NEWS: May 22, 2011

NSCN (I-M) cadres IMPHAL, May 21: The five NSCN (IM) cadres arrested by troops of 5 Assam Rifles from Senapati have been reportedly handed over to leaders of social organizations yesterday late in the evening. According to a source, troops of 5 Assam Rifles arrested the five NSCN (IM) cadres from Monday Market area of Senapati district, which is not covered by the ceasefire agreement signed between...

BRIEF NEWS: May 21, 2011

Student bodies fix June 15 deadline IMPHAL, May 20: Four prominent student bodies have warned that intense agitation will be initiated if the assurance given by Education Minister DD Thaisii of making available of text books is not materialized within June 15. In a joint press conference held at KSA office, leaders of AMSU, DESAM, KSA and MSF said, the assurance was made by the Minister in a meeting...

BRIEF NEWS: May 20, 2011

Dad assaults son IMPHAL, May 19: A son sustained serious injuries when his father clobbered him with a hammer at Kangla Sangomshang under Lamlai Police Station in Imphal East district. The injured son identified as Longjam Manaoba alias Nabakumar (22) was reportedly taking rest on a sofa placed inside their Kangla Sangomshang house when his own father identified as Abhiram (48) attacked him with a...

BRIEF NEWS: May 19, 2011

Inspire Awards IMPHAL, May 18: Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has conveyed to the State Government to submit more number of students from Manipur for the Inspire Awards to be given to students of class VI to X. Disclosing this to The Sangai Express, State Nodal Officer of Inspire Award RK Tenedy said that last year, the Ministry had communicated to submit the names of around...

BRIEF NEWS: May 17, 2011

JHM to contribute to tsunami relief IMPHAL, May 16: As a goodwill gesture to tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan, the staff of Japanese Hospital Manipur will contribute the amount of one month’s salary to the relief fund of the worst ever natural calamity. A seven-member team of World War-II Victims Memorial Hospital Trust Manipur will leave for New Delhi to handover the amount to the Japanese...