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Picked-up ILP agitators released sans police caseKanglaOnlineDemocratic Students' Alliance of Manipur, DESAM vice president and the convenor of the JCILPS students wing told media persons today that the 28 volunteers have been released this noon wi…

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Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur, DESAM vice president and the convenor of the JCILPS students wing told media persons today that the 28 volunteers have been released this noon without registering any case against them. He was addressing the

ATSUM bandh deters railway works – KanglaOnline

ATSUM bandh deters railway worksKanglaOnlineJIRIBAM, June 8: Representatives of All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) namely Micah Kamei, information and publicity secretary, and Mung Guite, finance committee along with media persons has inspe…

ATSUM bandh deters railway works
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JIRIBAM, June 8: Representatives of All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) namely Micah Kamei, information and publicity secretary, and Mung Guite, finance committee along with media persons has inspected the railway construction site along
ATSUM stir is set to halt the ongoing railway line construction worksE-Pao.net

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Education will bring a progressive society: CM – KanglaOnline

Education will bring a progressive society: CMKanglaOnlineThe CM was speaking at a one day political convention of minority organised by Minority Department Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) at Congress Bhavan here today. He urged the minoritie…

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The CM was speaking at a one day political convention of minority organised by Minority Department Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) at Congress Bhavan here today. He urged the minorities in the state to preserve and follow one's religion
Centre approves Rs 300 crore for the development of the Muslims in ManipurTwoCircles.net
M'pur deputy CM flays oppositionNagaland Post
CM announces Centre's sop for Meitei PangalsE-Pao.net

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Farmer Association calls for Act implementation – KanglaOnline

Farmer Association calls for Act implementationKanglaOnlineIMPHAL, June8: The Manipur Agricultural Produce Market Bill, 2010 which was passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly should be implemented as an Act at the earliest considering the welfare of…

Farmer Association calls for Act implementation
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IMPHAL, June8: The Manipur Agricultural Produce Market Bill, 2010 which was passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly should be implemented as an Act at the earliest considering the welfare of the farmers who are the mainstay of the state, said Joy
CM deplores bandh culture in ManipurE-Pao.net
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MR personnel missing with guns and ammunitions from post – KanglaOnline

MR personnel missing with guns and ammunitions from postKanglaOnlineIMPHAL, June 8: Even as the AK series rifle which has been missing from the Manipur Rifles post at Ukhrul remains untraceable, a rifleman of the 5th Manipur Rifles at Thingtubung of Ta…

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IMPHAL, June 8: Even as the AK series rifle which has been missing from the Manipur Rifles post at Ukhrul remains untraceable, a rifleman of the 5th Manipur Rifles at Thingtubung of Tamenglong District is absconding along with ammunition and loaded

Assam-Nagaland Interim Agreement 1972 be scrapped

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It is unfortunate that when the state of Nagaland was created in the early 60s, the drawing of the new state boundary was not properly carried out. And once the new state was carved out from the existing state, the … Continue reading

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It is unfortunate that when the state of Nagaland was created in the early 60s, the drawing of the new state boundary was not properly carried out. And once the new state was carved out from the existing state, the boundary had to be drawn and the necessary border machineries should be put into place. It is only understandable that such border skirmishes would take place from time to time but they should not be misinterpreted as threatening to the aged old relationship between the two neighboring people.

Most of the incidents that have been taking place in the Assam-Nagaland border areas were something to do with paddy fields, farmlands, forests, etc. as per the past records. There were allegations from Nagaland border side that some people from across the border descended in their ancestral paddy fields, farmlands and even forcibly grabbed their lands with the help of Assam armed police as well as neutral forces. On the other side, there were also allegations that the Nagas from across the border encroached Assam’s lands or killed wild animals. And sometimes, clashes took place on either side while stepping into either side. Sometimes, such issues became hot debates even during the assembly sessions of both the states. Yet, they were also resolved through series of dialogues at various levels.

Regrettably, large numbers of non-locals have been systematically occupying the long stretch of Assam border over the years and their numbers keep increasing leaps and bounds. And the people of Assam have little knowledge of what these non-locals have been doing in their state’s border areas.
Nagaland state has border problem with Assam since its birth in 1963 and that was the reason why the two states had to have Assam-Nagaland Interim Border Agreement as early as 1972. This “Interim Agreement” was meant to ease border tension, while trying to find long lasting solution to the border issue.

The Interim Border Agreement itself is perfectly fine. But it was not implemented in toto. Rather it became a tool for the Assam Government to strengthen their state forces along the border, while Nagaland relegated to helpless position as they had to oblige to the terms of the agreement. According to information, Assam has 44 Assam Armed Police posts set up all along the Assam-Nagaland border in violation of the Interim agreement, whereas there is reportedly 1 Nagaland Armed Police post all along the border. In other words Nagaland was sincere.

As per the Agreement, the Disputed Area Belt (DAB) should be placed under the neutral forces. Interestingly, such forces are placed again under the command of an IG of Assam Police. And also Nagaland Government temporarily allowed the Assam Forest Department for the management of the border reserve forests in the DAB. But due to the mismanagement by the Assam Forest department, people from both sides started settling in the disputed reserve forest areas. Subsequently both the Assam and Nagaland governments have given recognition to these settlers.

Today, the problem is more complicated because the people living in the border areas of Assam are mostly non-locals but the Nagaland side becomes helpless as they do not know to whom they will talk. We have seen that some non-locals started talking the language of locals to restore aged old relationship between the Nagas and the Assamese. This interesting development might have confused some leaders in Nagaland. We started seeing some statements made by some responsible Naga Ministers saying they would not talk to “Adivasis” for resolving Assam-Nagaland border raw. But they failed to realize that by uttering this way, you would be paying attention to them instead of focusing on the right persons. It looks like you have been asked to talk to these people to resolve border raw with Assam. Let us be wiser and focus on the real issue plaguing both the states.

This so-called Assam-Nagaland Interim Border Agreement 1972 is a blunder and it has become a bond of contention between the people of the two neighboring states. The first step to find solution to the chronic border issue is this “Assam-Nagaland Interim Border Agreement” should be scrapped.
At the same time, both the states should immediately engage in serious business to frame new Border Agreement. And then they should constitute an Assam-Nagaland Border Committee wherein persons with high social standing from both the states should be appointed as Members for a period of 5 years and their term can be extended on periodic basis. Their main job is to check the border irregularities and also examine the process of implementation of the Agreement.

It is still afresh in our memories about the infamous interstate clashes at Merapani in 1985 over border issue. No one thought the relationship would return as good as before. But the aged old relationship has fast returned. Because both sides can’t afford remaining un-neighborly as they will remain as neighbors till this beautiful God given Earth exists.

The construction of “Foothill Road” on Nagaland border is very important for the development of the state. But this should not be misinterpreted as solution to the Assam-Nagaland border. The failure to find solution to the Assam-Nagaland border issue is not due to not constructing “Foothill Road.” Nevertheless, you can construct hundreds of new roads. It is your prerogative. But the Assam-Nagaland border raw can only be resolved provided both parties are sincere.

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ATSUM bandh deters railway works

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JIRIBAM, June 8: Representatives of All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) namely Micah Kamei, information and publicity secretary, and Mung Guite, finance committee along with media persons has inspected the railway construction site along National Highway 37 today. No one … Continue reading

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JIRIBAM, June 8: Representatives of All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) namely Micah Kamei, information and publicity secretary, and Mung Guite, finance committee along with media persons has inspected the railway construction site along National Highway 37 today. No one was found working at the construction site during the inspection.

ATSUM had appealed to cease NF Railway construction works from Jiribam to Imphal under the National Project in the entire tribal areas of Manipur with effect from midnight of June 7, 2013.

It may be recalled that ATSUM while pressing the state government to fulfil its various demands had launched a 38 days long intense agitation under the code name ROTO since May 4 last. It is under ROTO that it has started to deter the construction works of the railway line.

The ATSUM’s charter of demands were about education, health, separate State Commission for ST under Article 338-A of the Indian Constitution, adherence to ST reservation norms as per the latest roster, effective  governance of the hills, unbiased promotion in government services i.e. both centre and state services, tribal rights on land and natural resources, protest against deletion of Additional English in lieu of MIL, and appointment of tribal woman as chairperson of Manipur Women Commission.

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Education will bring a progressive society: CM

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IMPHAL, June 8: Appealing to the minority Muslim community to educate their daughters, state Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said when everyone is well educated there will be a progressive society. Unlike in the past, the percentage of Muslims pursuing … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: Appealing to the minority Muslim community to educate their daughters, state Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said when everyone is well educated there will be a progressive society.

Unlike in the past, the percentage of Muslims pursuing education has increased and the government will do whatever possible under Right to Education, and look after for modernisation of Madrassa, he said.

The CM was speaking at a one day political convention of minority organised by Minority Department Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) at Congress Bhavan here today.

He urged the minorities in the state to preserve and follow one’s religion and culture.

The infant mortality rate has decreased to 11 out of 1000 which is second to Goa with 10 out of 1000 as the Muslim minority here started following the institutional delivery system.

Singh also urged not to take unnecessary risk in delivery by saying that this is an option to avoid suppression of minority.

Pointing to the resolutions passed at the one day convention today, Singh assured to look into the matter.

Regarding the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Program, he said Rs 300 crores have been already approved for the welfare of minority by the PM.

It is a matter of pride that we are born in a secular country where there is freedom of religion.

We should not think that we are minority. All the people are same in the eyes of the government.

He stressed that the state government also like the implementation of Inner Line Permit System which was once there in the state and so it had pressured the central government to restore it.

During the convention, Aneesh Durani, secretary Minority Department All India Congress Committee (AICC) stressed that Congress party and the minority have the relationship of a family. This meeting is not related to any elections but the Congress party since its inception has been related with the minority.

If the people of the society do not move forward then it cannot be called a developed or strong state. When all the citizens are equally strong, educated and healthy the country will be strong. The objective of Congress party is that all the citizens move forward, he asserted.

Speaking at the occasion, Gaikhangam, President MPCC and Deputy CM Manipur appreciated the Minority Department MPCC for organising such a convention saying that it is also to discuss about the policy and programs of the government.

The MPCC has opened frontal organisation and cells so that all the communities are covered and no other parties do. Strengthening Congress party is strengthening the state. The party is the saviour of the minority and down trodden people and the CM is the Messiah, Deputy CM asserted.

He continued to say that the minorities have supported and strengthened the Congress party in earlier elections, and we have to prepare for 2014 election.

It is ridiculous and absurd that some leaders of other political parties stated that the winning of 42 Congress candidates out of 60 seats in the last Assembly election is achieved by false means, he said.

The state government’s decision that Madrassa Modernisation Schemes which is one of the components of the said PM’s Programme should be administered and implemented by the Wakf Board through MOBC Department should be made to continue. Sufficient grant to Madrassas for their modernisation and recognition of Madrassas education should be given, it said.

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Accident leaves one dead, 12 injured

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IMPHAL, June 8: An elderly woman died while 12 other persons were left injured by an accident involving head on collision between a Diesel Auto and a Maruti Van and a Tata Magic along the National Highway number 2 Imphal-Moreh … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: An elderly woman died while 12 other persons were left injured by an accident involving head on collision between a Diesel Auto and a Maruti Van and a Tata Magic along the National Highway number 2 Imphal-Moreh stretch at Thoubal Wangmataba under Thoubal police station at around 1:30pm with four of the injured said to be in serious condition and admitted at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences.

The fatal accident occurred today around 1:30pm when a diesel Auto bearing registration number MN 06 SA 2315 heading towards Charangpat from Thoubal side met with a head on collision with a Maruti Van bearing registration no AF 23E 1671 coming from the opposite side.

After the collision, the diesel Auto again met with another head on collision with a Tata Magic coming from the same direction.

The accident left a passenger of the diesel auto identified as 75 year old Kharibam Chaobihal, wife of Ibotombi of Charangpat Maning Leikai dead on the spot.

12 other passengers from all three vehicles were injured during the head on collisions.

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Child Welfare Council imparts first aid training

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IMPHAL, June 8: Manipur State Council for Child Welfare (MSCCW) in support with St John Ambulance (India) Manipur centre organised today a one day intensive first aid training programme at the training hall No 1 of the State Council so … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: Manipur State Council for Child Welfare (MSCCW) in support with St John Ambulance (India) Manipur centre organised today a one day intensive first aid training programme at the training hall No 1 of the State Council so as to impart first aid knowledge to the community volunteers and crèche workers of the far flung area of Manipur, said a press release of the child welfare council, Moirangkhom.

A number of 50 community and crèche workers participated in the training programme.

The press release further said that elaborative lectures on health problem and treatment difficulties were made by Pradeep Saikia, resource person of St John Ambulance (India) Manipur, H Babudhan Sharma and Y Sarat Singh president and general secretary of MSCCW respectively.

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IMAM state general assembly

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IMPHAL, June 8: All India IMAMS’ Council, Manipur State issued today a press release that the state general assembly of IMAM’s council was held at Lilong Musjid Road with national president Moulana Usman Beg Saheb as chief guest. Moulana Jalaludin, … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: All India IMAMS’ Council, Manipur State issued today a press release that the state general assembly of IMAM’s council was held at Lilong Musjid Road with national president Moulana Usman Beg Saheb as chief guest.

Moulana Jalaludin, state president made the introduction speech while Rahul Amin presented his general secretary’s report.

A new team of office bearer for the year 2013-14 was elected with the following persons, namely, Moulana Alam Jan, President; Moulana Abdus Salam, Vice President; Moulana Jalaluding, General Secretary; Moulana Rahul Amin, Secretary and Md Abdul Husen, Treasurer respectively, it said.

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Laihui`s Ballad & Opera Workshop

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IMPHAL, June 8: A ten days Ballad & Opera workshop will be held from June 9, 2013 at Gopaldev Mandap Yaiskul Kangsang, Yaiskul Hiruhanba Leikai, Imphal at 3 pm said a press release of Laihui, centre for research on traditional … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: A ten days Ballad & Opera workshop will be held from June 9, 2013 at Gopaldev Mandap Yaiskul Kangsang, Yaiskul Hiruhanba Leikai, Imphal at 3 pm said a press release of Laihui, centre for research on traditional and indigenous arts, Keisamthong Keithel.

Many artist of traditional art forms namely, Khangembam Mangi and Leimapokpam Yaima (Pena), Laishram Mani Devi and Khumanthen Sundari Devi (Khongjom Parba), Elangbam Chaoba (Nupa Pala), Kabrabam Kullachandra (Moirang Parba), Langthel Thoinu (Moirang Sai) and Wanghengbam ongbi Tejpati etc will participate in the workshop, it said.

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Laipham Khunou Youth Development Association invites local residents for Meeting

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IMPHAL, June 8: Laipham Khunou Youth Development Association is distributing today a copy of its pamphlet to IFP which providing various information of population statistics and topography of Laipham Khunou area which was prepared for the purpose of a meeting … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: Laipham Khunou Youth Development Association is distributing today a copy of its pamphlet to IFP which providing various information of population statistics and topography of Laipham Khunou area which was prepared for the purpose of a meeting to be held on June 9, 2013 at 10 am at Mitong Lampak. The pamphlet requested the local residence of Laipham Khunou to attend the meeting in which an agreeable resolution will be arrived so as to protect agriculture land in the entire area for future generation.

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JAC demands

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IMPHAL, June 8: A press note from Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Govt. Employees Organisations (AMGEO) has appealed to the representatives of 60 constituencies to raise and discuss the matter of … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: A press note from Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Govt. Employees Organisations (AMGEO) has appealed to the representatives of 60 constituencies to raise and discuss the matter of arrears and dues for employees, labourers and pensioners during the Assembly Session which will start from June 10. It further demanded adoption of resolutions to put them into action and enforcement of service rules.  

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Street vendors meeting to be held

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IMPHAL, June 8: Road Side vendors welfare association has informed in a press note that a street vendors meeting will be held at Shri Shri Radha Govondaji Mandav, Uripok Tourangbam Leikai, Imphal on June 9 at 10: 00 a.m. The … Continue reading

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IMPHAL, June 8: Road Side vendors welfare association has informed in a press note that a street vendors meeting will be held at Shri Shri Radha Govondaji Mandav, Uripok Tourangbam Leikai, Imphal on June 9 at 10: 00 a.m. The Association demanded formulation of policy of street vendors and adoption of resolution by raising it in the Assembly, provision of social security to street vendors, issue of I card to street vendors by Imphal Municipal Council with immediate effect, allowing street vendors to vend their wares at the empty spaces of three Khwairamban Ima Keithel buildings  and at the northern side of the temporary market for rent, allotment of vending space to street vendors when the government constructs the 4th Khwairamban Keithel.  

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KSO on TSA statement

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KANGPOKPI, June 8: The Kuki Students Oraganisation, Sadar Hills (KSO-SH) has termed it unfortunate that, amidst the pandemonium persisting amongst the tribal student bodies, a tribe based student organization called Thadou Students Association General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) which is unknown to … Continue reading

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KANGPOKPI, June 8: The Kuki Students Oraganisation, Sadar Hills (KSO-SH) has termed it unfortunate that, amidst the pandemonium persisting amongst the tribal student bodies, a tribe based student organization called Thadou Students Association General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) which is unknown to the Kuki society prior to their joining the ATSUM on May 23, 2013 has perpetually hauled unfavourable statements against KSO, said a statement of the student body.

“We do know the existence of TSA Sadar Hills & TSA Chandel but not TSA General Headquarters that has recently emerged to confront KSO”, it said.

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MR man decamps with arms and ammunition

A jawan of the 5th Manipur Rifles has decamped with four arms and ammunition last night, said police source on Saturday. The personnel accompanied one AK rifle, one Insas rifle and two SLRs with ammunitions while deserting a 5 battalion Manipur Rifles post at Chingphutung village of Tamenglong district last night. Jamkholal Lhupheng (rifleman no. […]

A jawan of the 5th Manipur Rifles has decamped with four arms and ammunition last night, said police source on Saturday.
The personnel accompanied one AK rifle, one Insas rifle and two SLRs with ammunitions while deserting a 5 battalion Manipur Rifles post at Chingphutung village of Tamenglong district last night.
Jamkholal Lhupheng (rifleman no. 022006178), a resident of Maphou Kuki village of Saikul sub-division of Imphal East district was believed to have been deserted the post last night between midnight and 2 am which was assigning as sentry duty at the post.
The Manipur Rifles post there was being opened to protect railway workers engaging in the construction of tunnel for the Jiribam to Tupul railway line near tunnel 14.
The deserted personnel might have joined the United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) said a source. UNA
As a part of the silver jubilee celebration of writers forum a book entitled ‘Tritha Jatrik’ written by Dr. Chongtham Jamini will be published at the committee room of the administrative block M.U on June 10 at 1.30 p.m.

Advani will not attend Executive meet

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson, Prakash Javadekar, has stated that Lal Krishna Advani will not attend the BJP National Executive meet on Sunday as he had been advised rest by the doctors. Commenting on the report that some senior BJP leaders had opted to skip the party’s National Executive meeting […]

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson, Prakash Javadekar, has stated that Lal Krishna Advani will not attend the BJP National Executive meet on Sunday as he had been advised rest by the doctors.
Commenting on the report that some senior BJP leaders had opted to skip the party’s National Executive meeting in Goa Javadekar said, “I would hope that whoever is ill recuperates soon. Politics aside, personally, we wish everyone is healthy.”
Meanwhile, asked to comment on reports that some senior BJP leaders had opted to skip the party’s National Executive meeting in Goa, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said :
“We have nothing to do with BJP, would want it (BJP) to stay ill.”
On Friday, in the absence of some BJP leaders like L.K.Advani and Yashwant Sinha, Modi was given a rousing welcome by party leaders and activists on his arrival in Panaji, Goa, for the National Executive Meeting.
Insiders in the BJP camp have tipped Modi to be appointed the head of the party’s campaign committee. A decision on this, which was likely to be taken on Friday, has now been deferred and may be taken on Sunday.Amid sharp criticism from various political outfits over the infighting within its fold, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday downplayed party veteran Lal Krishna Advani’s absence at the two-day national executive meet in Goa, saying one should not draw any conclusions out of it.
“Advani is not coming for the meet due to bad health. One shouldn’t draw any other inference out of it,” said BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.
Hussain, however, used the occasion to target the ruling Congress Party at the Centre.”The Bharatiya Janata Party has organised the meet to devise strategy to oust the Congress Party from power, for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and the upcoming elections in the five states,” he said.
In an attempt to dismiss the signs of division within the party, BJP President Rajnath Singh yesterday said that he himself advised Advani to take rest as he was unwell, and insisted that his no-show should not be seen as an expression of protest.
Hussain further expressed his displeasure at the demonstrations that took place outside Advani’s residence in the national capital.
“The demonstration in front of Advani’s residence (in the national capital) were by those who had no links with the BJP and Advani continues to be the supreme leader,” he said.
Advani’s absence from the office bearer’s meeting in Goa has given a clear indication that he is upset with the proposal of making Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the face of the party’s poll campaign panel. There are even reports in the media quoting him, as insisting that BJP president Rajnath Singh should take key party decisions only in his presence.
Advani earlier on Friday skipped an important session of the 12 office-bearers of BJP. According to certain media reports, a chartered flight that was hired to take Advani to Goa this morning for the party’s national executive was cancelled.
Some senior BJP leaders are also opposed to Modi being projected as the party’s foremost leader. Jaswant Singh, Uma Bharti, Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi and Shatrughan Sinha are also not attending the Goa conclave.
Modi’s detractors fear that his elevation as chief of the party’s election committee is just one step away from him being declared the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate – a position some of them believe they deserve.

AR organises summer camp

Mail News Service Imphal, June 8 : A six day educative and adventurous summer camp was organised by 40 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 9 Sector Assam Rifles of HQ IGAR(S) for the students of Assam Rifles Senior Secondary School, Keithelmanbi from 03 to 08 Jun 2013. 50 students including 17 girls and 33 […]

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Imphal, June 8 : A six day educative and adventurous summer camp was organised by 40 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 9 Sector Assam Rifles of HQ IGAR(S) for the students of Assam Rifles Senior Secondary School, Keithelmanbi from 03 to 08 Jun 2013. 50 students including 17 girls and 33 boys participated in the camp.
The curriculum of the summer camp was chalked out in a manner so as to ensure that the children have fun, discover their passions, make new friends, and learn new things and overcome shyness and inhibitions. Apart from learning creative activities like painting and clay modeling, adventure activities like horse riding, paint ball gun shooting, trekking, archery and treasure hunts were organised to rake up their adventure instincts. In order to bolster their leadership and confidence skills, activities like public speaking and debates were also conducted. Educational and site seeing tours to Andro, Langthabal temple (Canchipur) and Lilong were also organised as a part of the camp.
The summer camp came to an end on 8 June with a cultural programme which was organised by the students of Assam Rifles Secondary School, Keithelmanbi. The occassion was graced by Brig M K Das Commander 9 Sector AR and Meeta Das, President ARWWA, 9 Sector AR. The students were presented prizes based on their performance in the camp by the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion and interacting with participants the Chief Guest stressed on the importance of such camps, which impart and imbibe quality of leadership, motivation and self confidence amongst the young and impressionable minds and was an appropriate platform for the school children to develop team spirit, confidence and personality. The motto of the summer camp, “Learning through Fun” was achieved through the dedicated efforts of organising team, school staff and enthusiasm and spirit shown by the students during the camp.

igar(south) presents artificial limbs to blast victims

Mail News Service Imphal, June 8 : Maj Gen UK Gurung, AVSM, YSM, IG AR(South) presided over a solemn ceremony at Mantripukhri in which free artificial limbs were provided to 20 victims of IED blasts with the help of technical expertise of a special team of doctors flown all the way from Jaipur. This was […]

Mail News Service Imphal, June 8 : Maj Gen UK Gurung, AVSM, YSM, IG AR(South) presided over a solemn ceremony at Mantripukhri in which free artificial limbs were provided to 20 victims of IED blasts with the help of technical expertise of a special team of doctors flown all the way from Jaipur. This was the third phase of the mega project undertaken by HQ 27 Sector and had started about two months back. The measurements of these 20 cases were taken during phase two of the project organised at Leimakhong earlier. The grand function was attended by a large gathering of approx 500 soldiers and civilians. Fresh measurements were also taken of approx 20 cases who will be fitted with the artificial limbs on 30 Aug 13 in phase four of the project. Assam Rifles invites any fresh cases to attend the function of phase four on 30 Aug 13 so that the measurements of more in need of artificial limbs can be taken. This project is primarily focussed to mitigate the sufferings of all the victims who have suffered at the hands of terrorists in Manipur and have unfortunately lost their limbs. During the ‘limbs presentation’ ceremony, it was so heartening to see the cheerful expression on the face of a young man who was fitted with both the legs whom he had lost in an IED blast, three yrs back. He was able to walk this earth once again after a long lapse of approx three yrs. The vision of IGAR South is to make the ‘Jaipur Foot’ accessible and known to all the people of Manipur so that the affected can once again rejuvenate their lives by becoming fully independent and take full charge of their daily lives by performing the daily chores themselves and regaining the lost capability of looking after their families.