New Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, CISC takes over

Mail News Service New Delhi, Aug 31: Vice -Admiral SPS Cheema has taken over as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) today. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1977. He is a graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasala, the Defence Services […]

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New Delhi, Aug 31: Vice -Admiral SPS Cheema has taken over as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) today.
He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1977. He is a graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasala, the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington and the College of Naval Warfare (CNW), Mumbai.
A specialist in Missile and Gunnery, who has spent majority of his time on afloat appointments. He was the commissioning Commanding Officer of Missile boat INS Nishank, Mauritian Coast Guard OPV Vigilant and the stealth frigate INS Trishul. He also commanded missile corvette INS Khanjar and the India`s only aircraft carrier INS Viraat.
His appointments ashore include the Commandant of the Naval Academy and Commanding Officer INS Mandovi. He also has the unique distinction of wining both the Lentaigne and Scudder Medal at DSSC.
He was awarded Nau Sena Medal Gallantry when Commanding INS Nishank when in Command of INS Viraat. A keen sportsman, he plays Squash and Golf.

Operation to flush out immigrants

Imphal, August 31 NNN: The Manipur police continued to pull up foreign nationals in the state on Friday with around 450 migrant workers were picked by the state police from different places in Imphal during operations Friday. Several teams from Imphal West District Police carried out separate operations at places like Nagamapal Kangjabi Leirak, Pandon, […]

Imphal, August 31 NNN: The Manipur police continued to pull up foreign nationals in the state on Friday with around 450 migrant workers were picked by the state police from different places in Imphal during operations Friday.
Several teams from Imphal West District Police carried out separate operations at places like Nagamapal Kangjabi Leirak, Pandon, RIMS road, Uripok where around 450 migrants including one Nepalese national having no proper document were rounded up. All were found staying at rented houses.
The police later brought them to Bengali High School here and conducted verification. But, later all the non-Manipuris were freed except six of them on suspicions because they did not have legal documents.
Most of the migrant workers were from Assam and West Bengal.However, only one out of the six, a Nepalese national was further detained as he did not possess valid document, police sources said.The Nepalese national is identified as Manoj Shah. He will be produced before the CJM, Imphal tomorrow under Foreigners’ Act, they informed.
Manipur police pulled up 43 foreign nationals, including 24 Bangladeshis and 19 Myanmarese in the early morning yesterday from Hatta and Lilong areas. They were mostly natives of Bangladesh’s Chappai Nabaganj and Latsahi Nabaganj districts while the 19 Myanmarese were from Arakan region of the neighbouring country.The 43 illegal residents of the state have also been registered with Foreigners’ Act.

KIM to observe Saiinit

Mail News Service Imphal, Aug 31: The term “SAIINIT’ is an observance of remembering the death of their love and dear ones who have unfortunately meet unnatural and untimely death. It is a customary and traditional event of the Kuki community observing from ancestor since time immemoral. Kuki Inpi Manipur is all set to observe […]

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Imphal, Aug 31: The term “SAIINIT’ is an observance of remembering the death of their love and dear ones who have unfortunately meet unnatural and untimely death. It is a customary and traditional event of the Kuki community observing from ancestor since time immemoral.
Kuki Inpi Manipur is all set to observe “SAHNIT NIKHO” on the 13th September, 2012 (the day in which highest casualty/killing of innocent people being a Kuki indentiry by the NSCN-IM way back in 1993) under the banner of “mass prayer for peace, love and security”, The observance would beheld at different Churches and villages and at any convenient places under the aegis of Lhangpi Kuki Inpi (District), Lhang Kuki Inpi (Block) and Social Organisations etc. On this day of Sahnit, every household shall hoist Black Flag (Sahnit flag) and all people have to remain indoor of their respective home in respect of the depart soul by refraining from their daily routine works and entertainment programme.
Kuki Inpi Manipur (Apex body) appealed to all the Kuki people to refrain from their daily duty chores and participate in the said observance.
The Inpi also requested to all the leaders of Lhangpi Kuki Inpi (District)/Lhang Kuki Inpi (Block/Social Organisations/Churches to initiate their invaluable roles/efforts for the successful conduct of the observance said Khaimang Chongloi, Secretaiy, (Adm) Kuki Inpi Manipur.

Talks on AA held

IMPHAL, Aug 31 NNN: The 4th round of ‘tripartite talk’ involving Government of India, the Government of Manipur and the United Naga Council (UNC) on the demand for an “Alternative Arrangement” outside the Government of Manipur, pending settlement of the Indo-Naga issue was held at Hotel Ashoka, Delhi today at 11 am. The Government of […]

IMPHAL, Aug 31 NNN: The 4th round of ‘tripartite talk’ involving Government of India, the Government of Manipur and the United Naga Council (UNC) on the demand for an “Alternative Arrangement” outside the Government of Manipur, pending settlement of the Indo-Naga issue was held at Hotel Ashoka, Delhi today at 11 am.
The Government of India was led by Ajay Chadha, Special Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and the government of Manipur was represented by its chief secretary D. S. Poonia, and other senior officials of the State Government.
UNC was represented by the president, vice- president and the general secretary along with six other members.
In the talk, the UNC expressed its displeasure over the inordinate delay in resumption of the talk process which reflects disrespect for the democratic process of dialogue on the part of the Government of India and the Government of Manipur.
After recapitulating the salient notes of the discussions held in the first three round of talks, views were expressed by the UNC on the legitimacy of the demand and the political nature of the same. UNC also submitted a postulate of the demand for the “Alternative Arrangement” in which it was clearly brought out that it should be outside the Government of Manipur.
The meeting ended with the agreement that the next round would be held at an early date at a venue in the hills of Manipur.
According to the Naga body, postulates of the demand for “Alternative Arrangement” were placed in today’s talk.
One of the postulates alleged the Nagas and the tribals are being submerged and overwhelmed by the majority and the Government of Manipur.
It is for the Government of India to recognise the rights of the Nagas and the tribals of Manipur and “based on such recognition, intervene as rightly demanded with an ‘Alternative Arrangement’”.
Another postulate said the demand for an “alternative arrangement” is for an arrangement outside the Government of Manipur.“The demand for intervention with an Alternative Arrangement is urgent, pending settlement of the Indo-Naga issue,” a UNC postulate states.
The fourth points of the UNC said their demand is limited to the Nagas in Manipur and cannot undercut or upstage the negotiation on the all encompassing Indo-Naga negotiation taking place at a higher level.
“The Alternative Arrangement outside the Government of Manipur must be an institutional authority, with legislative, administrative and financial powers which will administer the Nagas in Manipur directly under the Government of India,” the UNC demand stated, adding, “The constitution and attributes of the institutional authority may be worked out in consultation with Naga people”.
The wish of all Nagas is that the Indo-Naga issue be settled at the earliest possible time, the UNC stated.

Death of Rabi protested

IMPHAL, August 31NNN: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) has been formed in connection with the mysterious death of Pangabam Rabi. He was found dead in a jungle in Chandigarh on August 29 last. Rabi, a student of Bsc second year of Government College of Male (GCM), Chandigarh, was a native of Khurai Ningthoubung Leikai, Imphal […]

IMPHAL, August 31NNN: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) has been formed in connection with the mysterious death of Pangabam Rabi. He was found dead in a jungle in Chandigarh on August 29 last.
Rabi, a student of Bsc second year of Government College of Male (GCM), Chandigarh, was a native of Khurai Ningthoubung Leikai, Imphal East district.
Under the aegis of the JAC, which was formed yesterday at a joint public meeting of four localities, a sit-in-protest was staged at Thoubanthong along Tinsid Road decrying the death of Rabi. The demonstration was participated by local meira paibis and members of the JAC.
A protest rally was also taken out starting from the protest site and culminated at Khurai lamlong Bazaar.
A statement released by the JAC has also demanded justice for the killing saying the culprits should be booked within five days and a CBI probe into the death. It also demanded that the body should be carried out post mortem examination at Chandigarh as well as at Imphal.
The JAC also said if the Government fails to meet its demands at the earliest it would take up various forms of agitations by seeking supports from different NGOs in the state.
Meanwhile, a member of the JAC seeking justice for the death of Rabi said the body of Rabi is now in a highly decomposed state and that lower part of his right arm was found amputated and his ankle was also cut off besides his lips were broken.
He said a memorandum regarding the death was submitted to both the state Chief Minister and Home Minister today. The Chief Minister assured that the state Government would take up initiative on the death.
As of now, the Government has sent ADGP L Khoute and Principal Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu to Chandigarh to find out the facts over the death, the Chief Minister aslo told the JAC.
Reports said the last rites of Rabi are likely to be held at Chandigarh as his body is highly decomposed.

Chakma language to be introduced in Tripura

AIZAWL, Aug 31 NNN: The Government of Tripura in its cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar recently, has made a historic decision to introduce Chakma language in Chakma script in primary schools of Tripura. Imparting of education up to elementary stage in mother tongue is a national policy. To begin with Chakma language […]

AIZAWL, Aug 31 NNN: The Government of Tripura in its cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar recently, has made a historic decision to introduce Chakma language in Chakma script in primary schools of Tripura.
Imparting of education up to elementary stage in mother tongue is a national policy.
To begin with Chakma language subjects in its own scripts will be introduced in 58 primary schools in Chakma concentrated areas.
The movement for learning Chakma language in its own scripts has been going on for over two decades in Tripura.
In a move to protect and develop the Chakma and other tribal languages, the Tripura government has also decided to set up directorate named “Kok Borok and Minority Language Department Directorate” headed by an IAS officer to start teaching Chakma, now taught in Bengali script, in its own script.
The Chakma District Mizo National Front, Kamalanagar, Mizoram lauded the cabinet decision of the Tripura government and expresses its appreciation. It hopes that the other States Government in the North East where there are Chakma concentrated areas shall follow the example of the Tripura Government.
In fact during the tenure of MNF Government in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) from 2003-2008 Rasik Mohan Chakma, the then Chief Executive Member, CADC had taken up the matter with the Government of Tripura through some official correspondences and extended necessary help to the Chakmas of Tripura by imparting training to some educated youth in teaching and learning of Chakma language in its own script.
The Chakma District MNF hopes that the historic Cabinet decision shall be implemented without any further delay in true letter and spirit.

India Asean Pledge to Conclude Services Agreement Negotiations

Mail News Service New Delhi, Aug 31: At the 10th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations in Siem Reap, Cambodia today, Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma, and the ASEAN Economic Ministers reviewed the impressive growth in total trade since the signing of the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement. Since 2011, bilateral trade […]

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New Delhi, Aug 31: At the 10th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations in Siem Reap, Cambodia today, Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma, and the ASEAN Economic Ministers reviewed the impressive growth in total trade since the signing of the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement.
Since 2011, bilateral trade has increased by 43% to reach USD 79.8 billion making India the 6th largest trading partner of ASEAN. The Ministers tasked the Senior Officials to start review of the implementation of ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement including the possibility for a package of Product-Specific Rules of Origin to further facilitate trade between both the regions.
The Ministers agreed to intensify negotiations towards conclusion of the ASEAN-India Trade in Services and Investment Agreement. This would facilitate the beginning of ASEAN-India discussions on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which would bring together a market of more than 50% of the world’s population and 30% of the world’s GDP. India would be hosting a meeting of the Working Group on Services and Investment in the second half of September 2012 so as to conclude negotiation before the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in December in New Delhi.
The Ministers discussed their participation at the Second ASEAN-India Business Fair (AIBF) from December 18-20. Cambodia, as ASEAN Chair, confirmed its participation and assured that the ASEAN Member States look forward to a successful AIBF back to back with the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit.
The Ministers discussed preparations for the Commemorative Summit and related events such as the ASEAN-India Car Rally and the INS Sudarshini expedition to ASEAN countries. Shri Sharma invited his counterparts to the flag down ceremony of the Car Rally at Guwahati on December 17, 2012.
Sharma also had bilateral meeting with his counterpart from Myanmar and discussed various means and ways to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation. They also discussed expansion of items under border trades. Myanmar welcomed investments from India in the fields of agriculture, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure development, etc. The Ministers to take the discussions further during Shri Sharma’s visit to Myanmar later this year.

Mizoram to privatise tourist lodge

Mizoram state government has taken a decision to privatise the government-run tourist lodges and highway restaurants. On Thursday, Mizoram Tourism Development Board officials and the state chief minister had discussed the matter. The meeting decided for the privatisation of the government-run tourist lodges and highway restaurants, and resolved to privatise 13 out of the total […]

Mizoram state government has taken a decision to privatise the government-run tourist lodges and highway restaurants.
On Thursday, Mizoram Tourism Development Board officials and the state chief minister had discussed the matter.
The meeting decided for the privatisation of the government-run tourist lodges and highway restaurants, and resolved to privatise 13 out of the total 38 tourist lodges and highway restaurants.
The meeting also decided to run the management of such lodges and restaurants in Mizoram like that of Nagaland and Sikkim.
The meeting also decided on how to open a ‘branded hotel’ for the lodging of tourists from outside the state as well as from foreign countries.
Besides, regarding the establishment of Institute of Hotel Management in Mizoram, the Thursday meeting discussed on how to manage the fund to be shared by Mizoram, apart from the fund sanctioned by the central government. The meeting also had a discussion on tourism policy. NNN

The story that evokes amusement

The stories having the same theme and plots are boring to read. Likewise scripts of leela, drama and cinema having the same theme of mother in law and sister in law being engaged in squabbles have become outdated. Films should attempt to inculcate in the minds of young men to nurture sacrificial spirit and also […]

The stories having the same theme and plots are boring to read. Likewise scripts of leela, drama and cinema having the same theme of mother in law and sister in law being engaged in squabbles have become outdated. Films should attempt to inculcate in the minds of young men to nurture sacrificial spirit and also to work for the cause of a better society. Writers as they write fictions should see to it that characters in the stories compete in carrying out good deeds. If they find solace in creating plots and suspense where brothers of same blood lock in duel there is nothing wrong in creating scene where brothers compete in showing love to each other. After all, the entire story is their own creation. Brothers love very much these days extending help to each other when one is in need of other. In real life no brother disowns brother. Yet brothers fight in cinema, leela and drama. The story instead of focussing on family, could centre on the ailments that have afflicted the society. In real life too many families have landed in trouble when one of the youngsters has been way laid. A family had to sell away homestead land to pay compensation to a married man when one of the brothers in a poor family eloped with the former wife. The jilted husband demanded Rs five lakhs as compensation for the damage done to him. Later after negotiation the amount was fixed at Rs 60,000 but the poor family could not afford the demand so the homestead land had to be sold away. Such story will not only be entertaining but also educate the masses on what one should do or not. Instead of writing about family feud such incident could be picked up as the theme of the story. Likewise sisters in law can compete in showing love to their mother in law. That will be entertaining. Old men when they are asked which film evoke amusement they say we want to be entertained. On Sundays and holidays elderly people and office goers desire to rest and they want the morning to begin with entertaining stories. This is one area, which requires attention of all concerned. Manipur desperately needs entertainment. Troubled mind cannot be tormented with fictitious sad stories of well to do elder brother disowning younger brothers and poor parents. Such stories are fed up to hear. Do not write such story again. They are not only boring to read but also create anxiety and rob peace of mind from the innocent men and women. Instead of pointing out the wrongs done by brother why not focus on the wrongs done by the higher ups. In attempting to correct the wrongs done by higher ups a message will be sent that will be like holy water of holy river Ganga. Like the water flowing towards the low lying areas the wrongs done by the higher up penetrate in the minds of the innocent people that spoil the society. Spare family, focus on other aspects of life.

1 found dead, suspect’s shangoi torched

A man was found dead and floating in the upstream of Imphal Barrage along Imphal river near Haoreibi Makha Leikai Konjin under Lilong police station in Thoubal district this morning Source The Sangai Express

A man was found dead and floating in the upstream of Imphal Barrage along Imphal river near Haoreibi Makha Leikai Konjin under Lilong police station in Thoubal district this morning Source The Sangai Express

Death of Ravi Protest march taken out, JAC gives 5day deadline

Reacting against the mysterious death of Pangambam Ravi of Khurai Ningthoubung Leikai, a BA 2nd Year student in Government College for Men, Chandigarh, a public rally was taken out in Imphal today to demand appropriate actions against the culprits So…

Reacting against the mysterious death of Pangambam Ravi of Khurai Ningthoubung Leikai, a BA 2nd Year student in Government College for Men, Chandigarh, a public rally was taken out in Imphal today to demand appropriate actions against the culprits Source Hueiyen News Service

Ukhrul ADC elects new Chairman

Ukhrul Autonomous District Council ADC Members have unanimously elected John Raleng as their new Chairman Source The Sangai Express

Ukhrul Autonomous District Council ADC Members have unanimously elected John Raleng as their new Chairman Source The Sangai Express

Gujarat Riots Maya Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi Get Life Terms Naroda Patia massacre catches up

A Special Investigation Team SIT court has awarded life term to BJP leader and former Minister Mayaben Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patia massacre case Source The Sangai Express Agencies

A Special Investigation Team SIT court has awarded life term to BJP leader and former Minister Mayaben Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patia massacre case Source The Sangai Express Agencies

Apathy writ large on Shillong Manipur Bhavan

After Shillong Manipur Bhavan and its plot were bought back from an individual a few years back, the condition of the Bhavan has deteriorated to a pitiable state despite being a heritage of Manipur Source The Sangai Express

After Shillong Manipur Bhavan and its plot were bought back from an individual a few years back, the condition of the Bhavan has deteriorated to a pitiable state despite being a heritage of Manipur Source The Sangai Express

Govt should clarify mystery behind Ravi’s death JSCC

The Joint Students’ Coordination Committee JSCC today demanded both Manipur and Chandigarh governments to unveiled the mystery behind the death of Pangambam Ravi, a BA 2nd Year student from Khurai Ningthoubung Leiai, who was found dead in a jungle in…

The Joint Students’ Coordination Committee JSCC today demanded both Manipur and Chandigarh governments to unveiled the mystery behind the death of Pangambam Ravi, a BA 2nd Year student from Khurai Ningthoubung Leiai, who was found dead in a jungle in Chandigarh on August 29 after remaining traceless since August 25 Source Hueiyen News Service

50 migrants pushed back at Jiribam

Continuing with the drive against illegal migrants, Jiribam police pushed back 50 suspected foreigners from entering Manipur today at Jiribam Source The Sangai Express

Continuing with the drive against illegal migrants, Jiribam police pushed back 50 suspected foreigners from entering Manipur today at Jiribam Source The Sangai Express

450 more migrant workers picked up

The Manipur police continued to pull up foreign nationals in the state on Friday with around 450 migrant workers were picked by the state police from different places in Imphal during operations Friday Source Hueiyen News Service Newmai News Network

The Manipur police continued to pull up foreign nationals in the state on Friday with around 450 migrant workers were picked by the state police from different places in Imphal during operations Friday Source Hueiyen News Service Newmai News Network

Discussing on to convert Kangpokpi AC as ST seat

The Hills Area Committee of the Manipur State Legislative Assembly has begun discussion to convert Kangpokpi A C from General seat to Reserve seat of Schedule Tribes from today Source Hueiyen News Service

The Hills Area Committee of the Manipur State Legislative Assembly has begun discussion to convert Kangpokpi A C from General seat to Reserve seat of Schedule Tribes from today Source Hueiyen News Service

Symposium cum lecture progra on ‘oneness’ held

Maichou Ningshing Lup, Khurai organized a One day symposium cum lecture programme on the theme ‘Ching mee tam mee amatani’ at Ima Lai Khurembi Shanglen, Khurai here today Source Hueiyen News Service

Maichou Ningshing Lup, Khurai organized a One day symposium cum lecture programme on the theme ‘Ching mee tam mee amatani’ at Ima Lai Khurembi Shanglen, Khurai here today Source Hueiyen News Service