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Fake certificate, document racket busted

Dimapur police busted a major racket involved in forging and selling fake certificates and documents of various government offices, police, schools, colleges, universities etc of different states of the Northeast and arrested the kingpin of the racket Muantuo Sailo from his residence at Block 3, Ward No. 9, Chumukedima on Tuesday.SDPO Niuland K Kahlo told newspersons that during a raid at the residence of the prime accused Muantuo, fake certificates and documents of various government officials, schools, school boards, computer institutes, colleges, Bible colleges, universities and various government offices with forged signatures, 151 fake rubber stamps and seals of various government officials, school authorities and university authorities as well as police and IR(Bn) letter pads of Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram besides computers sets, lamination machine, and colour printers were recovered. Altogether 171 school cumulative record books and various fake certificates, d…

2 more MLAs resign

Four days after two former Congress MLAs resigned from both the party and the assembly and joined the ruling NPF, the opposition suffered another jolt when two more sent in their resignations to the Assembly speaker Tuesday.The two Congress MLAs- Azheto Zhimomi of 3 Dimapur-III and Deo Nukhu of 17 Chizami followed the footsteps of their colleagues- Kejong Chang who represented Tuensang Sadar –II and Aloh Wangham of Tizit assembly constituencies.With the latest resignations, the Congress strength has been reduced to 19 and the effective strength of the house to 56. The major DAN coalition party the NPF currently has 26, BJP and NCP two each, and supported by six independent MLAs.Sources said both the MLAs tendered their resignation to Speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie at his official residence at 8 pm Tuesday.When contacted, the Speaker said he has accepted the resignation of the two Congress MLAs and that a notification to this effect would be issued tomorrow.CONG DEMANDS PROBE: Earlier, on T…

State Cabinet announces ex-gratia for murdered officials

IMPHAL, Feb 17: The state cabinet in an emergency sitting today in the wake of the potentially explosive public mood after the kidnap and murder of three state government employees, namely SDO Kasom Khullen, Dr. Th. Kishan, his driver, Rajen Sharma and a Mondal, Y Token Singh, decided to pay ex-gratia compensations to the next of kin of the slain men.A brief press note by the principal secretary to the chief minister, AN Jha, also said the investigation into the case would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, the meeting decided.A government job each would also be given to the next of kin of the deceased officials, it said.It may be recalled the three men were abducted from Ukhrul district headquarters on February 13 by unidentified armed miscreants and found murdered near Taphou Kuki village in the Senapati district this morning.While Dr. Kishan’s kin would get an ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakhs, those of his two subordinate staff would get Rs. 5 lakh each.Dr. Kishan…

NSCN(IM) condemns SDO killing

Dimapur, Feb 17 (NNN): Strongly condemning the killing of sub-divisional officer (SDO) of Khasom Khullen, Dr. Thingam Kishan and two others, the NSCN(IM) has said tonight that the outfit has ordered an investigation and booking of the culprits at the earliest possible time. The NSCN(IM)'s ministry of information and publicity (MIP) informed Newmai News Network tonight that it has nothing to do with the incident and said that such heinous crimes should be condemned by all sections of the society. Pledging to book and award befitting punishment to the culprits involved in the killing of the SDO and two others, the NSCN(IM) has said that killing of the officials was carried out by vested interests to create unnecessary unrest in the society. The NSCN(IM) appealed to the general public not to spread rumours but to remain calm saying that the outfit would put in its utmost effort to book the culprits at the earliest. (IFP)

SDO killing condemned by many with call for calm

IMPHAL, Feb 17: The inhuman killing of Dr. Th Kishan, SDO, Kasom Khullen, Y Token, mandal of the revenue department and A Rajen, driver of the SDO has drawn strong condemnations from many organisations in the state as well as outside the state.A joint meeting of the UPF, NIPCO, TIPS, HERICOUN, MAPI COUNCIL and DESAM held today at the office of the HERICOUN strongly condemned the incident and said that the apex organisations believe the crime was committed by the culprits in collusion with the DC Ukhrul.It asked the DC Ukhrul, state government and Central government to take whole responsibility for the incident and at the same time appealed for the release of the other three staffs of the SDO.The Tangkhul People’s Organisation, Imphal (TPOI) also condemned the brutal killings and shared the sorrow and pain of the victims’ family.The TPOI also appealed to all communities to maintain calm and asked them to restrain from creating any untoward incidents anymore. It also appealed to all con…

Senapati, Ukhrul too join the protests with strike calls

IMPHAL, Feb 17: A 12-hour Senapati district bandh from 4 am to 4 pm tomorrow has been called by the Naga People’s Organization (NPO), Senapati District Women Association (SDWA) and Senapati District Student’s Association (SDSA) in relation to the inhuman killing of the SDO and two others.The apex organisations condemned the barbaric act of killing where the faces of the victims were smashed by stones beyond identification and demanded immediate investigation and punishment of the culprits by the concerned authority.It also further questioned the culprits, whoever they represented individually or by any organisation as to why the victims were kidnapped from some other place and killed in such a gruesome way in Senapati district thereby creating a negative image of the district which could not be pardoned.The organisation also shared the grief and sorrow of the bereaved family members and appealed to every responsible citizens and organisation to condemn the merciless killing of innocen…

Dangerous undemocratic game

Editorial-The Northeast Herald
DAN chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s apprehension of running his fragile ministry has been known from the very beginning. It is quite natural for him to worry when his NPF party and other DAN constituents were greeted with fractured verdict in the last general election in 2008. Yet he could somehow form the DAN Ministry with the support of the 6 Independents as the Congress Party that won 23 preferred to sit as Opposition. The Opposition Congress’ stand from day one is very clear that it would not indulge in any “toppling game,” rather it would play an effective and responsible Opposition so as to make the ruling DAN government deliver goods to the people. Despite of all these, the Rio Ministry not only miserably failed to deliver goods to the people but also failed in all developmental fronts. Not satisfied, it has further attempted to weaken the Opposition Congress through undemocratic tactics. The apprehension the DAN chief minister feels about his fragil…

48-hr general strike after SDO, two co-workers found blugeoned to death

Feb 17: The state capital Imphal remained tense today after the discovery of the dead bodies of the SDO of Kasom Khullen sub-division and two of his co-workers in Senapati district.A 48-hours general strike from midnight tonight has been called by the JAC formed against the killing of the SDO, Kasom sub-division and two of his officials.The three dead bodies were found this morning around 7 am near Lukhrabi bridge between Taphou Kuki and 9th MR outpost under the Senapati police station and brought to the RIMS mortuary.The deceased were identified as Dr. Thingnam Kishan (SDO), 40, son of Th Ibopishak of Nagamapal Kangjabi Leirak Meinam Leikai, Yumnam Token Singh (Mandal of revenue department), 38, son of late Y Shamu of Chinga Mathak Yumnam Leikai and Aribam Rajen Sharma (driver of the SDO), 36, son of A Ibopishak of Uripok Khoisnam Leikai.Regarding the incident, Sapam Subhankar, convener of the JAC stated at a press meet held today at the residence of the deceased Dr. Th Kishan, that …