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Protestors given bail but back in custody as nobody stands up for them

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Four women protestor, including two Gram Panchayat members and a Meira Paibi secretary, allegedly involved in incident of storming at the residence of IFC and YAS minister, N. Biren, have been remanded into the judicial custody till October 21, for failing to furnish insurer for PR bonds.
The protestors were produced before the JMIC, Imphal today, as their remands expired.
The court considering the case diary pronounced they were not involved in the incident thus bail was granted Rs. 10,000 PR bond each, however failing to produced any insurer for the bond they were remanded into judicial custody till October 21.
The protestor were arrested by the Heingang police in the wee hour of October 1, from their respective residences after a complaint was lodge by a guard commander of the 2nd MR deployed at the ministers’ residence, on the matter of attacking the house and sentry post at the Luwangsangbam residence of, IFC and YAS minister.
Later, they were remanded into police cus…

Three UG suspects gunned down by AR in two different places

IMPHAL, Oct 7: At least three UG suspects were gunnned down in two separate incidents by Assam Rifles in the vicinity of the border town of Moreh and Churachandpur distict.
Troops of 3 Assam Rifles gunned down at least two suspected United Kuki Liberation Army Military Council,UKLA(MC) today around 6:30 pm in a reported shootout that occurred at bazar locality near subsidiar training center, Gangpimual, Churachandpur district
According to police sources, after receiving tipoff of presence of UKLA (MC) troops surrounded the house where the militants were sheltering. when the troops tried to frisk the house the militants fired upon the troops resulting in an encounter that resulted in the killing of two militants while one of the cadres amnaged to escaped.
Further the sources said that two .32 pistols along with four magazine loaded some live live rounds and fired cases, 132 demand letters, three letter heads,, a wrist watch, draft paper, a stmap and one reciept book, were recovered from …

20 p.c. faculty shortage behind delay in setting up JNIMS

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Failure of the state government to commission the Jawarharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science, JNIMS, at Porompat by the deadline it set earlier was on account of a shortfall of 20 percent in the recruitment of teaching faculty, a statement by the commissioner health and family welfare said.
The statement said last years the government made all out efforts to set up the state government medical college.
A team of Medical Council of India, MCI, which inspected the project in July reported that the number of hospital beds had increased to 300 and occupancy was 70 percent which were comfortably within the criterion it set for setting up medical colleges. However, of 55 strong teaching faculty essential, only 44 vacancies could be filled. Likewise, out of 42 residents doctors required, only 41 could be recruited.
The statement said the letter of permission,LOP, to start the medical college was not granted by the MCI on account of the 20 percent shortfall in the teaching fac…