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JAC lays charges on KYKL

Imphal, June 5: The JAC against the brutal killing of Prof. Islamuddin has charged KYKL of wrong deeds and said that the ONK of KYKL in an attempt to bring quality education has caused the loss of many innocent poor lives as they only support the capitalists.

The JAC further said that those capitalists who work against the people were spared by KYKL in exchange with large sum of money and also those who are produced by KYKL in public for their wrong works and made to resign from their jobs were still working in the government office. Some of the instances were, Former Commissioner of Education I.S. Laishram; former Joint Director of Education (S) Geeta Devi; former Director of Education (U) and former Principal of LMS Law College Dr Kiranchand; former Senior Grade Lecturer of Kha Manipur College, Kakching Joy Khaidem.

Also the ONK openly announced to give punishment to former MLA of Nambol constituency and also former Union Minister Thounaojam Chaoba but still not a single step had bee…

Govt plans to make Imphal city a green zone: CM

IMPHAL, Jun 5: The World Environment Day was observed extensively in the state by various organizations and political parties in separate ways on their own respective themes with an objective to restore a balanced ecosystem in the state.

The state level observation of the day was organized jointly by the Loktak Lake Fishermen’s Welfare Society and Loktak Development Authority at Sendra tourist spot this morning with the state chief minister O Ibobi Singh as the chief guest. The chief minister announced a clear policy of the state government to save Loktak Lake by systematic clearance of the floating bio mass (Phumdis).

Attending the World Environment Day and Loktak Water Festival occasion as chief guest the chief minister further noted that Loktak is the only fresh water lake surviving in the North Eastern region. And it has become one of the only means for many people in the state. So, it is the duty of everyone to maintain its beauty and not to destroy the lake by planting the floatin…

DESAM flays govt attitude

Imphal, June 5: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has expressed surprise on the state DGP trying to avoid involvement of state security forces in the recent killing of Prof Md Islamuddin, despite surrrender by an IRB personnel involved in the killing. 

Stating this, a release of the DESAM signed by K.C Ibomcha, secretary publicity and propaganda of the organisation, mentioned that the motive of the state government trying to brand their leaders as underground by detaining them under NSA in connection with the killing of the MU professor was very unfortunate and shows how the state government is trying to supress any form of student movement for bringing a quality eduation in the state.

DESAM is still confident of success and as a result their leaders have been facing difficulties in many ways, but the relaity will come out openly, as the recent attempt of the state government to accuse the students’ body in connection with the killing of the professor is a game plan to…

Killings by miscreants continue in state

Imphal, June 5: The killing of non-local men in the state continued today also with one more non-local barber falling prey to the mischief mongers at Wabagai under Kakching police station, while another is fighting for his life at the JN hospital in Imphal. The toll in the latest spate of killings of non-Manipuris in the state has gone up to four with today’s death.

Today’s killing was carried out by unidentified armed persons in front of the barber’s hair cutting saloon near Wabagai Lamkhai under Kakching police station around 7.25 am.

The deceased was identified as Lalan Thakur, 49, son of late Gupteshore of Haridaya in Bihar’s Patna district. He was presently a resident of Kakching super market.

According to sources, the deceased had been staying at Kakching super market for the last 20 years along with his family and ran the hair cutting saloon.

The incident occurred while he was in front of his hair cutting shop around 7.25 am, and two unidentified armed youths came on a Honda Activa…

UNLF cadre involved in killing spree held: police

Imphal, June 5: The state police has established the identity of the suspects involved in the serial killings of non-locals in the state following the arrest of a sympathiser of the underground UNLF who was involved in the killing of a non-local barber this morning at Wabagai Lamkhai. The arrest was made during extensive operations conducted by the security forces in Wabagai, Hiyanglam, Laphupat Tera, Tokpaching, and Chingjao areas, after a brief encounter this morning.

Mentioning this, SP Thoubal, Clay Khongsai, during a press briefing at his office chamber at Thoubal district headquarter this evening disclosed that the Thoubal police had been on alert after directives from the state government over the spate of killings of non-locals in the valley districts.

He further said that a strong combined security team of Thoubal district police commandos and personnel of 21 Assam Rifles headed by the SDPO Thoubal, Nimai, after getting information on the shooting of a non-local at Wabagai Lam…

Financial literacy campaign

Imphal, June 01 2009: A campaign on utilizing money in proper way was conducted at Sheema Theatre, Thoubal Bazar today as a part of ongoing awareness campaign of the National Alliance for Financial Literacy (NEFA) in collaboration with Bank Project, RDO, Lamshang with the assistance from the City Bank Centre.

The occasion was graced by chairperson of the Thoubal Municipal Council, Athokpam Ongbi Manjuri as chief guest, programme officer of the Loyalam Bank Project, RDO, Lamshang,, Longjam Sudhirchand and operational officer of the UBI Thoubal Branch RK Sanajaoba attended as guest of honour.

Project coordinator of the Loyalam Bank Project, Hemam Ringo and assistant manager, NABART, L Naocha spoke as resource persons of the campaign.

Chief guest, Manjuri said, the campaign is mean for the welfare of the people.

As women are taking main role in the family maintenance, they should keep the habit of collecting and depositing the left out money.

They should also help family by engaging in handlo…

Give us districts, then build Tipaimukh dam: Hmar rebels

Source: Lalmalsawm Sungte *

Imphal, June 01 2009: The Hmar National Army (HNA) which claimed to represent the Hmar community has said it will support the Government of India in implementing the controversial Tipaimukh Dam project on the confluence of Tuiruong and Tuivai rivers in Manipur only if their demands are met by the Centre and implementing agencies, among them creation of separate districts for the Hmar people in all northeast States where the community predominantly reside.

"The HNA", it said "is willing to employ all means under its disposal to help in implementing the project and at the same time expect the Government of India to meet" their terms and condtitions.

In a memorandum (a copy of which is available with Inpui-news&info) submitted to the President of India, Ms Pratibha Patil, on February 7, 2009, the group said that they would not oppose the construction of Tipaimukh dam if the Union government agrees to craved out separate districts for the H…

Senapati DC visits schools mid-day meals

From John Basho Pou  
SENAPATI, June 1:To regularize the mid-day meal in the Government schools, better school management and for successful implementation of the scheme unlike in the past years, Nidhi keswerwani, D.C Senapati gave surprise visit to some schools today to know the ground reality in the implementation of the scheme. She was accompanied by district school authorities and media persons on her visit to Taphou Nepali, Taphou Naga, Katomai, Karong and Tungam village in Tadubi Block. 
Some of the major findings during the visit are irregularity of fund flow for the scheme, inadequate of school text books, furniture, utensils and teaching staff. 
The school staffs candidly told the visiting officials that they have not received any fund for the mid-day meal for the current year. And the meal has been served today for the first time this year as there is not fund released by the state government. However, some schools could still manage to provide m…

NGOs, students bodies to be evicted from campus of educational institutes

Imphal, Jun 1: An emergency meeting of the state Cabinet held this evening chaired by chief minister O Ibobi Singh at his official bungalow has approved the eviction of all offices of NGOs and students organisations from inside the campus of government offices and government run educational institutions in the state.
A source quoting a senior Cabinet minister said the decision for vacating the offices of the NGOs and students organisations was taken by the state Cabinet in its meeting held this evening at 4 pm as a part of toning up the law and order in the state to prevent any untoward incidents inside government offices and government run educational institutions.
The official source further mentioned that the NGOs and students organisations, mainly those not registered and recognised by the state government, would be given 15 days prior notice to vacate their respective offices. Failure to comply with the notice would invite action from the state authorities, for which the state DG…