PM Manmohan Singh sees change after bin Laden`s death

AFGHANISTAN, May 12 (AP): Prime minister Manmohan SIngh called Osama bin Laden`s death an opportunity for the region to unify Thursday and pledged ongoing support for Afghanistan, which has long… Read more »

AFGHANISTAN, May 12 (AP): Prime minister Manmohan SIngh called Osama bin Laden`s death an opportunity for the region to unify Thursday and pledged ongoing support for Afghanistan, which has long been caught in the middle of the power struggle between his country and rival Pakistan.
Manmohan Singh`s first visit in six years appeared to signal that India sees an opportunity to pull Afghanistan closer to its side as Islamabad`s precarious relationship with the U.S. is further strained by the bin Laden strike.
But Singh walked a cautious line between showing support for Afghanistan and trying to assuage any fears in Pakistan that he was enlisting Afghan President Hamid Karzai against India`s longtime rival.
He said bin Laden`s death can be an opportunity to put aside decades-old regional rivalries and work for peace across Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“I sincerely hope that all countries of this region — Afghanistan, Pakistan, India — would recognize that this is a unique moment in the history of this region. Thereby we all should agree to work unitedly to end this scourge of terrorism,” Singh told journalists at a press conference in Kabul, the Afghan capital.
Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., was killed in a U.S. commando raid on his hideout in Pakistan earlier this month. Pakistan was not consulted about the raid and complained afterward about the violation of its sovereignty.
Despite his call for regional cooperation, Singh`s trip signaled shifts in the regional power play between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, in which Afghanistan has often been caught in the middle. With Pakistan`s international stature taking a hit after the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden, India may see an opportunity to pull Afghanistan closer to its side — further pressuring Islamabad.
A joint declaration issued by Singh and Karzai said that the two countries agreed to work to strengthen their bilateral agreements. And India announced in the declaration that will give an additional $500 million to the Afghan government for development programs. That brings India`s total development aid to the country to $2 billion.
“India is your neighbor and partner in development,” Singh told a gathering including Karzai and other senior officials earlier in the day. “You can count on us as you build your society, economy and polity.”
But both India and Afghanistan are clearly wary of appearing to be teaming up against Pakistan. The last sentence of the joint declaration states: “The two sides affirmed that their strategic partnership was not directed against any other state or group of states.”
Karzai called Pakistan a good partner, noting that he had a productive meeting with Pakistan`s prime minister just last month.”We`d like expand this relationship with them to have an effective campaign against terrorism — for the benefit of Pakistan, for the benefit of Afghanistan, for the benefit of India,” Karzai said.
Singh said: “We would like to develop the friendliest possible relations with all countries of this region. That includes Afghanistan. That includes Pakistan as well. There is no question of Pakistan feeling that good relations between India and Afghanistan are at the cost of Pakistan.”
But Singh did call for an investigation into whether the Pakistani government knew about bin Laden`s location.
“The picture that emerged immediately after this incident was a picture which caused some amount of confusion,” Singh said.
Singh last visited Afghanistan in 2005, but Karzai has been a frequent visitor to India.
Pakistan, which supported the Taliban`s rise to ensure it had a friendly government on its western border, has deeper ethnic and cultural ties with Afghanistan. Pakistan has long bristled at the post-Taliban government`s friendly terms with its major rival, which supports Karzai`s administration with aid money.
Afghanistan is likely to become more reliant on these warring regional allies as its NATO partners face pressure to withdraw troops. The U.S. plans to start decreasing forces in July, and all NATO partners are committed to handing over responsibility for security to Afghan forces by 2014. And Bin Laden`s death has some in NATO countries pushing for even quicker drawdowns.

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Dead identifed as KLO/KLA c-in-c

IMPHAL, May 12: The bullet ridden dead body of a man found on May 8 under a culvert near Kholep village along Motbung stretch of National Highway 39 has been… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: The bullet ridden dead body of a man found on May 8 under a culvert near Kholep village along Motbung stretch of National Highway 39 has been identified as the president of the Kuki Liberation Organization/Kuki Liberation Army a signatory of the SoO.
The rebel chief is identified as one Paokhomang Khongsai, 37, of T. Gamnom, Saikul.
Reliable sources said that the lifeless body of the victim has been claimed by the family members late in the evening. And the funeral is likely to be conducted at his native village tomorrow.
The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained as no individual or organisation has claimed responsible for the killing so far.

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KCP(MC) rubbishes police claim

IMPHAL May 11: The KCP(MC) in a press statement by the outfit`™s assistant secretary Korouhanba claims that an individual whom the Delhi police claim to have arrested as leader of… Read more »

IMPHAL May 11: The KCP(MC) in a press statement by the outfit`™s assistant secretary Korouhanba claims that an individual whom the Delhi police claim to have arrested as leader of the outfit is baseless.

There is no one by the name of Malemnganba alias Anand Nongthombam,34, s/o Abocha of Khurai Sajor Leikai, who is a class IV literate within the ranks of the outfit. The police claim that the individual is the Imphal East district commander in chief is an outright attempt to tarnish the image of the outfit, it is also a plot by a person who is presently lodged in prison, it said.

The deputy commissioner of Police Special Cell, Arun Company also attempts to link the outfit with drug peddlers, this issue which happened before has also been clarified by the outfit before that there are no links with the arrested individuals and the outfit, yet the outfit applauds the commissioner for arresting the imposters masquerading as cadres of the outfit.

The outfit appeals the media reports to be based on facts and not to give in to sensationalism.

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Andro MLA enamours students of his constituency announcing Rs 10 lakhs award

IMPHAL May 12: A foundation laying ceremony of a new school building for Moirangpural High school was held today at the proposed site at Moirangpural under Andro constituency. Moirangpural high… Read more »

IMPHAL May 12: A foundation laying ceremony of a new school building for Moirangpural High school was held today at the proposed site at Moirangpural under Andro constituency. Moirangpural high school is among the four schools in Andro constituency that were recently upgraded to high school status from junior high school.

The school has 650 students studying from class III to class IX at present.

Th. Shyamkumar Singh, MLA, Andro constituency, today laid the ceremonial foundation of the new school building. A function was held at the school campus to mark the foundation laying ceremony.

Speaking at the occasion, Th Shyamkumar encouraged the students to be aware of the environment and the issues resulting from deforestation.

He assured the students of the newly upgraded Moirangpural High School of a sum of Rs 5000 to each student who can successfully plant five fruit tree saplings. He informed that he has already acquired several varieties of tree saplings from the concerned department, which will be distributed to the students within two days time, he added.

He also assured an award of Rs 10 lakhs to any student from his constituency who can bag the first position in the State High School Leaving examination and senior secondary examination and another Rs 10 lakhs for the teachers of any school which could produce student with the first position.

He also promised Rs One lakh award for any student from his constituency who could come among the first ten toppers in the state in both the examinations.

He said that the government has been extending its full corporation on many spheres. The government has been helping in developing the infrastructure of the schools, providing free books and other essential items to the schools from time to time.

`Yesterday, 150 pairs of desk and benches were provided to the school from the concerned government department`, he said. He further added that another 150 pairs of desk and benches were provided to Poroukhongjil High school that has 710 students.

The four schools of the constituency that were upgraded to high school status from junior high school recently are Andro High school, Hueikap High school, Moirangpural High school and Poroukhongjil High school.

He further stated that many local teachers as well as others from outside the constituency are engaged in the schools. Shyamkumar added that the teachers of these schools were paid from his own expense every month.

He appealed the invitees, teachers and students gathered in the function to act sincerely and responsibly, as the developmental and welfare initiatives were taken up in accordance with the objectives of free and compulsory education.

The ceremonial function was attended by staffs and students of the school as well as many guardians of the students from the locality.

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Congratulation

IMPHAL, May 12:The Mao Union in a press release conveys heartfelt congratulation to Kayio Kayina Th, s/o M. Thohrii and D.Kaini, from Senapati District, for successfully getting through the UPSC… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12:The Mao Union in a press release conveys heartfelt congratulation to Kayio Kayina Th, s/o M. Thohrii and D.Kaini, from Senapati District, for successfully getting through the UPSC examination conducted recently.

The Union hopes and prays that his success inspires others to scale for higher heights and bring more laurels, it added.

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MLA promise completion of water supply scheme in two months

IMPHAL May 12: Announcing a rare feat of accomplishment, Andro MLA Th Syamkumar has promised the residents of Tulihan area that the water scarcity problems affecting the region will be… Read more »

IMPHAL May 12: Announcing a rare feat of accomplishment, Andro MLA Th Syamkumar has promised the residents of Tulihan area that the water scarcity problems affecting the region will be solved by coming June.

The MLA while talking to mediapersons during the sideline of his visit said that the water supply scheme will be finished under a time schedule of two months and is set for inauguration on June 18. He said that the capacity of the reservoir will cater to at least ten thousand consumers, while adding that other such welfare schemes will be taken up within his constituency in the future also.

It maybe mentioned that a community hall which is the second largest in Andro was constructed at Angtha village within a time span of 25 days under the supervision of Th Syamkumar.

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CD music album release

IMPHAL, May 12: Gangte CD Music Album titled `Aw Ganggam`™ is scheduled to be released on May14 at Chiengkawnpang Community Hall, Churachndpur at 2.30p.m., in a press release the album… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: Gangte CD Music Album titled `Aw Ganggam`™ is scheduled to be released on May14 at Chiengkawnpang Community Hall, Churachndpur at 2.30p.m., in a press release the album producer.

The album is a collection of eleven songs, composed in Gangte dialect and is crooned by a budding artist, PCL Thuoma and is a debut album of the said artist, it further added.

The release function will be graced by Pu Genneikhip Vaiphei, Executive Member, ADC/Churachandpur as Chief Guest, Pu S Kamsuanlun, Executive Member, ADC/Churachandpur as President and Pu HGangte, MFS, Divisional Forest Officer, Churachandpur as Guest of Honour.
There will be a live performance of various artists namely Janglal Kongsai, Ginlian Hangzo, Nancy Biaklun, Lalsanglien Zote, Remkin, Pauboi Vaiphei and many more it added.

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Manipur reaches semi final in Sr women national football

IMPHAL, May 12: Manipur has reached semi final of the ongoing 19th senior wome national football championship, 2010-11 being held at Bhilai, Chattisgarh. In their last group A quarter final… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: Manipur has reached semi final of the ongoing 19th senior wome national football championship, 2010-11 being held at Bhilai, Chattisgarh.

In their last group A quarter final league match played today, Manipur defeated Jharkhand by 5-0 goals.

Manipur had to wait for a long 22 minute to open their goal account however Th Umabati Devi opened goal account in the 23rd minute after which Manipuri girls had a free flow game and scored at regular intervel.

M Bembem scored four goals in succession. She scored in the 28th, 48th, 58th and 71st minute thereby completing a hat trick.

The semi final match will be played on May 15 but which team Manipur play is yet to be decided.

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KCP(MC) dictate to INC candidates

IMPHAL May 12: The proscribed KCP(MC) in a press statement by Korouhanba, assistant secretary military affairs of the outfit warns the INC candidates cannot contest the upcoming municipal elections under… Read more »

IMPHAL May 12: The proscribed KCP(MC) in a press statement by Korouhanba, assistant secretary military affairs of the outfit warns the INC candidates cannot contest the upcoming municipal elections under the congress banner.

It further states that the 27 councilors and 54 members which will contest for the elections can be a representative of any political party beside the INC. If the aspiring candidates have to contest, then they must substantiate their claim through the media that they have no ties with the congress party.

The outfit warns of dire consequences if the warning is not heeded by the contestants. It says that the decision to boycott the congress was taken by the outfit`™s Central Security Council earlier ,and the armed wing Kangleipak Feengang Lanmee(KFL) has been issued orders to carry out the necessary actions in the regard.

Further, the outfit appeals to the general public to stay away from the political conferences or any event associated with the INC election campaign as unwanted incidents may occur .

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Brojen enters semi final in CYLC open tennis champs

IMPHAL, May 12: Brojen has entered semi final in the Mens singles open in the 1st state open CYLC tennis tournament being held at Chingamakha, Singjamei. In the quarter final… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: Brojen has entered semi final in the Mens singles open in the 1st state open CYLC tennis tournament being held at Chingamakha, Singjamei.

In the quarter final match played today Brojen defeated Jiten in strait sets, 6-0, 6-2.

In the 35 years & above doubles matches, pair of Tomba and Ranjit defeated the pair of Imoba and Rakhesh with the score of 9-4.

In other matches of the age group, Ramkumar and Laxmibanta beat Safi and Basanta by 9-3 while Ganta and Sharat beat Pritam and Romen by 9-4.

Sashanka and Tiken also beat Pradip and Iboton by 9-4 while Tuleshwor and Kangamba beat Chaoba and Lemba with the score of 9-2.

In the last match of the day Iboyaima and Ibotombi defeated Raju and Homen by 9-0 score.

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Public awareness campaign

IMPHAL, May 12: A one day Public Awareness Campaign on crossbreeding programme of the local cows through artificial insemination was conducted by Dr.Y.Rajendra Singh, Joint Director(Veterinary), Senapati , in association… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: A one day Public Awareness Campaign on crossbreeding programme of the local cows through artificial insemination was conducted by Dr.Y.Rajendra Singh, Joint Director(Veterinary), Senapati , in association with the local leaders and public at community hall of Ramlung village, Senapati district on MAY11, stated a press release by the Veterinary dept of Senapati.

Resource persons of the dept made the local public aware of the importance of crossbreeding programme taken up by the Dept , to upgrade their unproductive cows by the use of exotic/crossbreed bull semen which would bring about enhancement in milk production, it added.

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MPSC wins in hockey league

IMPHAL, May 12: MPSC defeated YCCIC by 7-0 goals in today`™s match of the 35th mens state hockey league being held at Khuman Lampak. S Rabei opened goal account for… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: MPSC defeated YCCIC by 7-0 goals in today`™s match of the 35th mens state hockey league being held at Khuman Lampak.

S Rabei opened goal account for MPSC in the 2nd minute while Herojit added another goal in the 9th minute.
Padeva scored two goals for MPSC in the 11th and 28th minute.

Before Adeva`™s second goal, Th Romesh also scored one goal in the 19th minute.

In the second match of the day, UYAC defeated HU by 4-2 goals.

UYAC`™s goals were scored by Mirpal who scored two, Kirankanta and Dinapal.

The two goals for the HU were scored by Ch Dayananda and Ch Rishikanta in the 34th and 68th minutes respectively.

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Khurkhul volleyball tourney

IMPHAL, May 12: The Khur-khul Sebok Leikai Youth Club, Khurkhul is organising first junior open invitation volleyball tournament from May 25. The tournament is to be organised under the aegis… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 12: The Khur-khul Sebok Leikai Youth Club, Khurkhul is organising first junior open invitation volleyball tournament from May 25. The tournament is to be organised under the aegis of All Manipur Volleyball Association will have cash prizes for winner, runner-up, best discipline team and best player’s award. Organisers informed interested clubs, associations to submit their entry on or before May 20 with entry fee of Rs 300.

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Narcotic substance set ablaze

MOREH, May 12: The Hill Tribal Council (HTC) Moreh, Kuki Students organization (KSO), Moreh Block, Kuki Women Union on Human Rights (KWUHR) in a drive conducted at different parts of… Read more »

MOREH, May 12: The Hill Tribal Council (HTC) Moreh, Kuki Students organization (KSO), Moreh Block, Kuki Women Union on Human Rights (KWUHR) in a drive conducted at different parts of Moreh seized banned narcotic substances and set them on fire in the presence of the public today.

The seized items includes Chakhu Chepna long (local name)/pipe smoke- 20 numbers, SP Tablet- 50pcs, Dispovan syringe- 7 numbers

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Free medical camp

IMPHL, May 11: 33 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Loktak Brigade, organized a free medical camp at Nongmaikhong for benefit of poor and needy villagers of the locality. During… Read more »

IMPHL, May 11: 33 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Loktak Brigade, organized a free medical camp at Nongmaikhong for benefit of poor and needy villagers of the locality. During the camp more than 465 persons (Male 168, Female 189 and Children 107) were examined. Treatment and free medicines were distributed for diarrhoea, respiratory tract infections, viral fever, skin diseases, Malaria, arthralgias, myalgias etc. Three doctors including two lady doctors attended to the people, in a press released.
The medical camp also aimed at bringing awareness regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS. The camp was especially meant for people of Nongmaikhong including fishermen who do not have easy access to medical facilities, it further added.

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AUDA stunned TBSFA in Birchandra football tourney

IMPHAL, May 11: SKDC defeated IFA by 3-1 goals in today’s first ground match of the 8th Th Birchandra Football Academy state level U-16 football tournment being held at Toubungkhok…. Read more »

IMPHAL, May 11: SKDC defeated IFA by 3-1 goals in today’s first ground match of the 8th Th Birchandra Football Academy state level U-16 football tournment being held at Toubungkhok.
In the second ground match, AUDA stunned host TBSFA with a 2-1 win.
For SKDC, W Kiranjit scored two goals while Borish scored one goal. Th Tomba scored the only goal for IFA.
In the second match, AUDA scored first in the 26th minute to take the lead which was equalised by TBSFA’s S Dinesh in the 27th minute.
Gonson scored second goal for AUDA in the 37th minute to take the lead again. Gonson’s goal eventually became the deciding goal.

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One day awareness camp

IMPHL, May 11: The long drawn insurgency in the state over the past years has adversely affected the women & children the most. The economic status & independence of women… Read more »

IMPHL, May 11: The long drawn insurgency in the state over the past years has adversely affected the women & children the most. The economic status & independence of women has seen a sharp decline. A number of self help groups to improve the situation had sprung up over the past few years, however, the basics of functionary & knowledge to progress the idea ahead, was found wanting. With a view to enhance the economic status of rural women of Manipur in general & Churachandpur district in particular, the “Action for Women & Child Advancement (AWCA)” with its founder Ms Grace Zamnu, MDC had taken an initiative & organised a one day awareness training on Basics of Self Help Group to rural women of Churachandpur district on 11 May 11. The training event was jointly inaugurated by Brigadier Surendra Mehta, Commander 27 Sector AR & Mr Langkhanpao Guite, ADC Chairman, Churachandpur. There was a representation of 26 self help groups from the district in the training, in a press released.
The inaugural speech was given by the Commander. The training spanned over two sessions to include, “Invocation of the Self Help Groups(SHGs) & Training Programme”, viewing a documentary on SHGs & its importance, Book keeping & account balance, Credit & saving linkage to SHGs, Experience sharing, SHG for sustainable development of the rural people, & Discussion hour, it further added.

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Subroto Mukherjee football tourney

IMPHAL, May 11: The district youth affairs & sports office, Imphal East will be organising the district level Subroto Mukherjee football tournament in respect of Imphal East district for U-14… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 11: The district youth affairs & sports office, Imphal East will be organising the district level Subroto Mukherjee football tournament in respect of Imphal East district for U-14 boys and U-17 junior boys at Khuman Lampak from May 25.
The district youth affairs & sports officer inform schools willing to participate in the tournament to collect entry form from DYSO office located at Khuman Lampak.

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MEIRAA, SSA win in state league hockey

IMPHAL, May 11: MEIRAA and SSA defeated their opponents in today’s matches of 35th mens and 17th women state league hockey tournament being held at Khuman Lampak. In the first… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 11: MEIRAA and SSA defeated their opponents in today’s matches of 35th mens and 17th women state league hockey tournament being held at Khuman Lampak.
In the first match, MEIRAA defeated SYUC by 3-2 while SSA had a convincing win against YAC with a 5-0 scoreline.
MEIRAA had early lead in the first match as S Alexander scored in the 2nd minute of the match. However, P Rakesh equalised in the 26th thereby levelling the score.
MEIRAA maintain the lead again in the 33rd minute through a goal from Roheshkumar which was once again equalised by SYUC with a fine goal from M Dhananjoy in the 47th minute.
Th Anand put in third goal for MEIRAA in the 59th minute which eventually seperated the two teams.
In the second match, SSA outclassed YAC with a thumping 5-0 win.
H Mani and H Romi scored two goals each for SSA while S Bishwaskumar scored the other goal.

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State armwrestling championship

IMPHAL, May 11: The 29th state armwrestling championship will be held at SVC Community Hall, Keibung, Heirangoithong on May 12 to be organised by the Manipur Arm Wrestling Association. The… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 11: The 29th state armwrestling championship will be held at SVC Community Hall, Keibung, Heirangoithong on May 12 to be organised by the Manipur Arm Wrestling Association.
The opening function of the championship will be graced by L Jayentakumar Singh, minister health and family welfare and cooperation.

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