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Imchen plea to parties

Kohima, May 21 (NEPS): State Home Minister Imkong L. Imchen lamented that though leaders of political parties in the State were capable of talking to the Naga underground factions with reason, yet they never ventured in a realistic way to help resolve the Naga issue in coordination with the factions.
Talking to this news agency here on Wednesday, the Minister said the wisdom of almost all capable and responsible persons who were in different political parties was not channelized towards solution of the Naga issue. In this regard, the minister predicted that there could be no success if the political parties continued to indulge in blame-game and play one-upmanship. He called upon the parties to come out openly with their "opinions and ideas" and share them openly with the Naga underground leaders to discover the common ground and frame reasonable agenda for the Nagas and Government of India.
At the same time, he said wisdom of the intellectuals should not be shut up by the bar…

State govt pulls up BRO

Kohima, May 21 (NPN): State government has pulled up the Border Road Organization (BRO) for its poor workmanship in maintenance of roads and bridges in Nagaland.
In a letter to Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio expressed serious concern on the condition of roads and bridges maintained by the BRO.
The outburst by the State government came after the Chakhabama-Pfutsero bridge near Sedzii River had collapsed on May 2 due to poor workmanship and delayed tactics by the BRO on maintenance of retaining wall and road near SKV petrol pump in the heart of Kohima.
In his letter to the Union minister, Rio demanded an immediate inquiry into the incident and strict action against the erring officials.
After inspecting the site at SKV petrol outlet and finding the poor and substandard materials used for construction of the road and the wall, the chief minister called for immediate suspension of the work. Both the bridge and the road are maintained by 15th BRTF.
Officials from the B…

Rotarians from Ne reach Nargis victims in a big way

Imphal, May 21: Radio, TV and official claims of SPDC government of Myanmar confirmed more than 1,34,000 nationals got killed including missing and gone shelterless, living homeless lives facing starvation and disease since Nargis hit Delta May 2-3. 77 Rotary Clubs from Rotary International District 3240 under the leadership of DG Rtn Parbhat Kedia expressed solidarity with the people of Myanmar at this juncture of sorrow and bereavement and delivered emergency medicines at Burma Border Trade Centre, Tamu, the official point of victims aid centre, as volunteers are not permitted to reach Delta physically. DG N Rtn. Ajit Irom delivered the medicine packets on behalf of all the Rotarians from NE Region of India received by Aung Kyaw Hlain, director of Border Trade Department."We came prepared to reach Delta with our specialist medical officers and para medical team," said Rtn. Dr. Kh Palin, famous Smile train expert, MD of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute. Dr. E Kuladhaj…

One month`s time given to power defaulters before govt takes action

IMPHAL, May 21: The state government has taken a decision for revenue realisation in the power department considering the present power scenario and the difficulties that the power department is facing such as limited allocation of power from Central sector generating stations, system constraints, gap between availability and demand, high commercial and technical losses, poor revenue realization, said the state power minister Phungzathang Tonsing during a press conference held this afternoon at his office chamber.The power minister further said the decision for realisation of power revenue was taken following a formal meeting with the Governor, Dr. SS Sidhu this morning at Raj Bhavan in Imphal where the state power minister Phungzathang Tonsing, principal secretary power, along with the chief engineer power and additional chief engineer power-I of the electricity department were also present.The minister further said that the officials of the department after minute discussions on the…