NSF to deport all immigrants

Dimapur, Feb 27 NNN: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) is all set to ‘deport’ all illegal immigrants particularly the Bangladeshis from Nagaland. NSF president Kelhouneizo Yhome said there have been thousands and thousands of illegal immigrants in Nagaland who fled their own countries and settling in Nagaland. “Majority of the illegal immigrants in Nagaland are […]

Dimapur, Feb 27 NNN: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) is all set to ‘deport’ all illegal immigrants particularly the Bangladeshis from Nagaland.
NSF president Kelhouneizo Yhome said there have been thousands and thousands of
illegal immigrants in Nagaland who fled their own countries and settling in Nagaland. “Majority of the illegal immigrants in Nagaland are from Bangladesh,” according to the NSF chief. He said even the government of India has found it difficult to detect these illegal immigrants in India. Yhome said through certain mechanism in collaboration with the non-Naga organisations these illegal immigrants will be detected and be driven out from Nagaland.
The NSF has invited representatives of numerous social organisations for a meeting on March 10. It can be noted that in the Nagaland commercial hub Dimapur large number of illegal immigrants are said to have been concentrated.
These illegal immigrants first infiltrated to Assam from Bangladesh through the porous border region. In search of work and business these immigrants in turn come to Dimapur. These immigrants mostly engage in labour work and other manual activities. This has been going on for years and now these immigrants are doing brisk business in Dimapur. They construct their dwellings and farm in lands owned by Nagas by paying tax.
The rising criminal activities carried out by these illegal immigrants has prompted the Naga Students Federation (NSF) to weed them out from Nagaland once and for all.

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US $ 50 million loan for Assam to support electricity distribution

Mail News Service New Delhi, Feb 27: India and ADB Sign Loan Agreement for US $ 50 Million to Support Electricity Transmission and Distribution Capacity in Assam The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed an agreement for the third and final $50 million tranche of an ADB loan. This is […]

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New Delhi, Feb 27: India and ADB Sign Loan Agreement for US $ 50 Million to Support Electricity Transmission and Distribution Capacity in Assam The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed an agreement for the third and final $50 million tranche of an ADB loan.
This is the third and last tranche of total $ 320.6 million MFF, out of which loan assistance from ADB is $ 200 million and financing by Government of Assam is US$ 120.6 million. Tranches 1 and 2 are already under implementation.
The Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Programme is designed to meet growing demand for electricity in one of India’s poorer states, where the large rural population relies mainly on the agriculture and manufacturing sectors for income. Weaknesses in the transmission of power have affected the competitiveness of businesses.
The programme will help ASEB add an additional 430 MVA substation capacity and reduce system losses by 4%. Part of the loan will be used to enhance energy efficiency through renovation and modernization of existing 33/11 kV substations, the introduction of high voltage distribution systems, and conversion to aerial bunched cables for some high voltage and low voltage lines in the urban areas.
The programme is expected to benefit around 1 million households, businesses, hospitals and schools in the state.
The signatories were Shri Prabodh Saxena, Joint Secretary (Administration & Bilateral Cooperation), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Government of India, and Mr. Hun Kim, ADB Country Director for India. Shri Hemanta Narzary,
Commissioner & Secretary Power signed on behalf of the State Government of Assam along with Shri S.C. Das, Chairman, Assam State Electricity Board.
“This loan will help strengthen the state’s transmission and distribution system, and reduce technical and commercial losses,” Mr. Prabodh Saxena said. “Given that a reliable power supply is critical for facilitating growth and creating employment opportunities, this project will help Assam attract investment and tap its economic potential, in addition to reducing power outages.”
“Increased access to electrical power in remote communities can help meet growing demand and cut poverty,” said Mr. Hun Kim.
The loan has a 20-year term, including a five-year grace period with an annual interest rate determined in accordance with ADB‘s LIBOR-based lending facility. The project is expected to be completed by 30 June, 2014.

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Various NIT underway

Mail News Service Imphal, Feb 27: National integration Tour to Delhi, Dehradun and Mussoorie was conducted by 43 Assam Rifles Bn of the Red Shield Division from 13 Feb 2012 to 25 Feb 2012. The participants included seventeen boys and six girl students from various schools of Senapati District. Four teachers also accompanied the students […]

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Imphal, Feb 27: National integration Tour to Delhi, Dehradun and Mussoorie was conducted by 43 Assam Rifles Bn of the Red Shield Division from 13 Feb 2012 to 25 Feb 2012. The participants included seventeen boys and six girl students from various schools of Senapati District. Four teachers also accompanied the students during the tour. The tour was earlier flagged off from Jwalamukhi by Brigade Commander on 13 Feb 2012.
On the return on 27 Feb 2012, the NIT team were accorded a warm welcome at the Red Shield Division. Wherein the children interacted with Maj Gen Binoy Poonnen, VSM, GOC, Red Shield Division and shared their experiences with him. The GOC appreciated them for coming forward and participating in the event. The GOC mentioned that, apart from prospective of visiting places of tourist and historical interest, the tour was also aimed at giving the children an insight into various professional fields. The GOC reiterated that the future of Manipur lies in the hands of the student and exhorted them to work hard and excel in whatever field they choose for the development of Manipur and our great Country. The children were also given a souvenir by the GOC to cherish their visit.
A National Integration tour was organized by 12 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector under HQ IGAR(South) for school children from
Kamjong Sub Division of Ukhrul District of Manipur. The tour which was flagged off from Kamjong Sub Division by Commander 10 Sector AR on 26 Feb 2011. A total of 24 boys and girls from diverse backgrounds alongwith four teachers will visited the Chennai and Kanyakumari.
In another occasion,9 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) organized a National Integration Tour from Moreh to Delhi, Agra and Amritsar under ‘ASSAM RIFLES CIVIC ACTION PROGRAMME’ for community leaders of Moreh, Chandel District (Manipur). A total of 26 community leaders which includes 15 males and 11 females representing the various communities of Moreh. The National Integration Tour was flagged off by the Commandant 9 Assam Rifles in presence of prominent members of Moreh Town at 9 Assam Rifles (Moreh) on 26 Feb 2012 . During The National Integration is scheduled to visit various historical heritage sits and places of importance.

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New species of fish discovered in Kalpangi River – Zee News

Zee NewsNew species of fish discovered in Kalpangi RiverZee NewsThe team included K Nebeshwar from Manipur University, Kenjum Bagra Research Officer at Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board and DN Das of Rajiv Gandhi University. The discovery of the new…


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New species of fish discovered in Kalpangi River
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The team included K Nebeshwar from Manipur University, Kenjum Bagra Research Officer at Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board and DN Das of Rajiv Gandhi University. The discovery of the new species was mentioned in an article published in the February,

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“IMA” Talents of Ranbir (6th Edition) – releasing March 18, 2012

Upcoming Ranbir Thouna New Tracks Talents of Ranbir (6th Edition) title ” EMA” Release Date  … more »

Upcoming Ranbir Thouna New Tracks
Talents of Ranbir (6th Edition) title ” EMA” Release Date    18th march 2012, Sunday, 2 pm. Hotel Classic, IMPHAL.

Genre    manipuri folk, naga blues, hip hop, classical POP.

"IMA" Talents of Ranbir (6th Edition)

……… BEHIND THE TRACKS

santosh mulekar on piano and keyboard
o.geet on acostic and bass guitar
jitenkumar naorem on adln keyboard
nanao sapam on lead guitar
lal hari on indian classical flute
rishikanta on chinese flute
shuklaji on sitar
shanta on tabla
h.pryobrata sharma on rythm

r.k birendrajit = strings arranger
jian ngam kamei = choir arranger

recording and final processed at tamna sanggai, imphal.
additional recording at impact studio santacruz east, mumbai.
sound recording, processed and mastering by nadeem and melroy.
sound consultant = o.boby of bindia recording studio, imphal.

……… V O C A L S

ranbir thouna
guru rewben mashangva
mikon wahengbam
raj elangbam

…….. a d d i t i o n a l V O C A L S

pushparani
madhuri
luwangba
a.k apaai
mikon wahengbam
raj elangbam

………. L Y R I C I S T S

legendary (late) maharajkumari binodini
w.rajen
khaidem imo
somen moirangcha
luwangba
h.cha leishang
ranbir thouna

………. P R O D U C T I O N T E A M

produced by : tamna sanggai
production design : santosh thouna
production tie up : times music india
production controller : bojen longjam
production consultant : joy mongjam

………. P U B L I C I T Y

online design by : Ashwinikumar ningombam
online publish by : Naoba ningombam
fotography design by : Chetan yumnam
audiography design by : kh. Biswamittra
videography design by : ibudhou creations and pillu films
ima design by : imomacha heishnam.

Special thanks: – www.e-pao.net, www.siroy.info, www.kanglaonline.com

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Description
IMA( mother),

is a heartfelt rendition dedicated to Manipur and her legacy of love, prosperity on one hand and fractured ties and violence on the other. IMA is not a song, it is a call to realize one`s roots and history while stepping into the new world. IMA is an intense call for her children to come back to her lap and to start a new beginning.

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Yaoshang 2012 Celebration in Bangalore

Greetings from MMAB ! On behalf of the MMAB, would like to announce that this(2012)… more »

Greetings from MMAB !

On behalf of the MMAB, would like to announce that this(2012) year Yaoshang celebration will be held on different dates and different venues with different activities. Please find the attached details.

Download MMAB Yaoshang Flyer (PDF)

Request all of you & your family to come and join us and make the Yaoshang celebration a grand success.

Kindly do the needful.

Regards
Y. Arun
Publicity & Communication Secy
MMAB

This announcement was sent to KanglaOnline by MMAB – mmabangalore@yahoo.com

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How did the Khasis of Meghalaya come from Africa

The African origin of modern humans is the most widely accepted model in scientific (genetic)… more »

The African origin of modern humans is the most widely accepted model in scientific (genetic) and paleoanthropological circles (Lahr and Foley 1994). The modern apes are not our ancestors. They share the same ancestor as human beings. That’s why they cannot evolve into human beings.

The hypothesis that humans had a single origin was noted by Darwin as far back as 1871.
Darwin described in his treatises: The Origin of Species and the Descent of Man that the Ape-like creatures at the head of human line of descent began to split 5 million years ago from those at the head of chimpanzees (chimps) line of descent.

The concept was speculative until recently – the 1980’s when it was corroborated by a study of present-day mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) supported by anthropology of fossil findings.

Genetic and fossil evidence show that the archaic humans (hominids or Homo ergaster) evolved to anatomically modern humans solely in Africa, between 200,000 and 150,000 years ago. Subsequently they dispersed to Eurasia and other continents within the last 100,000 years (Stringer and Andrews 1988).

The date of the successful “Out of Africa” model of migration has been considered to be relatively recent, about 60,000 years ago. Once out of Africa, the Homo sapiens migrated into Eurasia and replaced all populations, which descended from Neanderthals in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia.

The routes followed by these African migrants remain poorly understood. The widely accepted route was from northeast Africa they crossed the Red Sea to Levant (present Israel, Jordan and Lebanon), and travelled until they reached India where they split into two groups: each going separate ways. This finds support in the archaeological and fossil records (Lahr and Foley 1994).

Takahata et al (1995), using 15 DNA sequence, estimated and confirmed that the divergence of humans and chimps from a common ancestor occurred 4.7 million years ago.

One group expanded along the coastlines of southern Asia until they reached the ‘foundered continent’ of Sahul (now Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania, all connected then as a land mass) some 46 thousand years ago. Another group travelled along the land route, northeast from India and later reached Europe.

A more recent view is that Austroasiatic speaking people such as Khasi in the northeast and Mundari in Chota-nagpur plateau (Jharkhand, Ranchi) were another wave of human migration from Africa to India and then to Indonesia and Australia (Nei and Ota 1991; Chu et al 1998; Sue et al 1999; Majumdar 2001).

The anthropological hypothesis is that these are prehistoric people, from the finding of skull and some fossil remains near Panchmare village in Gujarat, which were similar to the specimens found in northeast Africa (Kennedy 2000). The palaeoanthropological evidence
show that these Austroasiatic people inhabited India in the Palaeolithic period, about 60,000 years ago. This is supported by DNA markers.

Studies by Nicole Maca-Meyer et al (2001) concluded that “The first detectable expansion occurred around 59,000- 69,000 years ago from Africa, independently colonizing Western Asia and India, and following this southern route, swiftly reaching East Asia.

Khasi people (1 million) speak Khasi-Khymer – a subfamily of the Austroasiatic language, the others being Mundari, spoken by Munda tribal people of India and Nepal (17,000), and Mon-Khmer, spoken in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (8 million).

The hypothesis that Homo sapiens including the Khasi people, originated in Africa, from which they expanded eastwards between 60,000 to 70,000 years ago, and 10,000 to 30,000 years later, the humans in western Asia spread to many areas including Europe and India, as well as back to northern parts of Africa, is based on genetic studies.

In genealogy, Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are the two most important parts of human genome in tracing our ancestral origin as they escape shuffling of genetic material between generations. Y is the one that makes a person male and it passes unchanged from father to son through generations.

Mitochondrial DNA also passes unchanged through generations. Vincent Cabera and colleagues from the University of La Laguna in Spain analysed the complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of 42 people in 2003.

Mitochondrial DNA is a very useful molecule for comparing different human populations because people inherit it entirely from their mother and the differences between mtDNA from different individuals accumulate over time as a result of mutations. Comparisons of mtDNA sequences from individuals representing different human lineages traced back 60,000 years.

Mitochondria live in the main body of the cell, outside the nucleus that holds the chromosomes. They generate chemical energy and heat. They are former bacteria that were enslaved a long time ago by animal cells.

According to American bacteriologist Lynn Margulis, Mitochondria were originally parasites, which attacked the larger bacteria, burrowing through the prey’s cell wall. Once safely inside they seal up the cell wall and eat the cell from within.

Over the generations, the mitochondrial ancestors evolved from the parasites that kill to less virulent parasites that kept their host alive to exploit it longer. Later still, the host cells began to benefit from the metabolic activities of the proto-mitochondria. Each came to benefit from each other.

When the sperm fuses with the egg all the sperm’s mitochondria are destroyed, leaving the fertilized egg containing only the mother’s mitochondria. All men in the world today carry the same Y chromosome, and both men and women carry the same maternal mitochondria.

The most ancient human mitochondrial lineages are L1, L2 and L3 specific for Africa. L3’s daughter lineages (northeast African) are M and N that left Africa to colonize temperate zones.

Lineage M is of particular interest in tracking the exodus of humans from Africa to India including Meghalaya and Manipur in the northeast. It can be used to infer information about the history of human migrations. The majority of people in Asia have been shown to carry mtDNA of a type known as haplogroup M, which has several subgroups.

Sue et al (2000) found that the Austro-Asiatic speaking tribals possess the highest frequencies of the ancient East Asian mtDNA HGM and exhibit the highest HVS1 nucleotide diversity, while high frequencies of Y-HGK are found among the Tibeto-Burman populations, mainly confined to northeast India and also among the Hans Chinese.

Their findings (Su et al 2000) indicate that the Tibeto-Burman speakers entered India from the northeastern corridor. The Dravidian tribals were possibly widespread throughout India before the arrival of the Indo-European speaking people, but retreated to southern India to avoid dominance.

Based on a study of Y- chromosomal haplotypes, Su et al (2002) have contended that after the proto-Tibetanburman people left their homeland in the Yellow River, the Baric branch moved southward and peopled the northeastern Indian region after crossing the Himalayas.

Analabha Basu et al (Ethnic India – a genomic view, 2003, Kolkata) studied the Austroasiatic speaking tribals, the Tibetoburman speaking tribals (Meitei excluded) and Dravidian speaking tribals of India. In their opinion, the Austroasiatic speaking tribals may be the earliest inhabitants of India whereas Tibetoburman speaking tribals are later immigrants from Tibet and Myanmar. The two groups can be differentiated on the basis of Y- chromosomal haplotypes.

A study by Sunghamitra et al (A prehistory of Indian Y- chromosome, 2005, Kolkata) found that the dyadic Y- chromosome composition of Tibetoburman speakers of India can be attributed to a recent demographic process, which appears to have absorbed and overlain populations who previously spoke Austroasiatic languages.

A recent study (2007) by Indian scientists, Kumar et al from Hyderabad in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, North Eastern Hill University at Shillong, studied the Y- chromosome of the Khasi population and found evidence suggesting a common paternal heritage of Austroasiatic populations of India with those of the Southeast Asia.

Another study (2007) by Reddy et al from Hyderabad again in collaboration with the North East University at Shillong and Genome Institute of Singapore studied mtDNA and Y- chromosomes, SNP and STR data of the eight groups of the Austroasiatic from Northeast India and compared with those of other relevant Asian populations.

Their findings suggest that the Austroasiatic Khasi tribes represent a genetic continuity between the populations of South and Southeast Asia, thereby advocating that Northeast India could have been a major corridor for the movement of populations from India to East/Southeast Asia.

They found a distinct origin of the Khasi tribe in the predominantly though ethnically dissimilar Tibetoburman populations of Northeast India (Meitei excluded). The Khasi have Indian specific mtDNA.

The above views are consistent with my hypothesis that Austroasiatic speaking Khasi and non-Tibeto-Burman speaking Meitei are ethnically different from the Tibeto-Burman speaking tribals in Northeast India.

While Khasi language is definitely proven to be Austroasiatic, the Meitei language remains unclassified (previously ‘lumped’ erroneously as a Tibetoburman).

The Meitei language (spoken by 1.4 million) has some lexical cognates with the Kuki-Chin group (50 or so), but it does not serve as evidence for a special relationship as a Tibeto-Burman language. It only shows their absolute relationship (Matisoff & Van Driem 2001).

Van Driem has proposed the geographical name of Trans-Himalayan rather than Tibeto-Burman in 2004.

Cross-reference: This article is an excerpt from my Book – “The origin of the Meitei of Manipur & Meiteilon is not a Tibeto-Burman language” [2009, Dr I Mohendra Singh, B Sc,
MBBS, MD, MRCGP (London)]  ISBN -81-220-0713-9

The writer is based in the UK
Email: imsingh@onetel.com
Website: www.drimsingh.co.uk

Van Driem (55), and an authority on Tibeto-Burman languages in collaboration with geneticists have led to advances in the reconstruction of Asian ethnolinguistic prehistory.  His theory is that Hmong-Mien and Austroasiatics are the first domesticators of Asian rice and published a theory on the homelands and prehistoric dispersal. He has replaced the unsupported Sino-Tibetan hypothesis with Tibeto-Burman phylogenetic model, for.

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KPC–A, MPSC–B win in 1st AMUCO Trophy Polo tourney – E-Pao.net

KPC–A, MPSC–B win in 1st AMUCO Trophy Polo tourneyE-Pao.netImphal, February 27 2012: In today's matches of the 1st AMUCO Trophy Polo Tournament–2012 organised by the Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association (MHRPA) under the sponsorship of A…

KPC–A, MPSC–B win in 1st AMUCO Trophy Polo tourney
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Imphal, February 27 2012: In today's matches of the 1st AMUCO Trophy Polo Tournament–2012 organised by the Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association (MHRPA) under the sponsorship of AMUCO at Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal, KPC–A beat NMPC while MPSC–B beat
MPSC(C) thrashes CHPC at the opening match of 1st AMUCO trophy polo tournamentKanglaOnline

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Trade Unions’ general strike comes into effect – E-Pao.net

Trade Unions' general strike comes into effectE-Pao.netImphal, February 27 2012: In response to the 12-hour nation-wide general strike being called by the Central Trade Unions from 6 am to 6 pm tomorrow, as many as 75 trade unions, associations and…

Trade Unions' general strike comes into effect
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Imphal, February 27 2012: In response to the 12-hour nation-wide general strike being called by the Central Trade Unions from 6 am to 6 pm tomorrow, as many as 75 trade unions, associations and federations in Manipur under the joint banner of
General strike cripples normal life in stateKanglaOnline

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RIMS clarification

IMPHAL, Feb 27: The media advisor of RIMS has clarified that that the selection of… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: The media advisor of RIMS has clarified that that the selection of PG candidates is done by Manipur government and RIMS has nothing to do with the selection process.

The role of the RIMS authority is to verify the relevant documents for permitting the candidates to appear in the selection test. The two doctors of JNIMS who were selected for admission were sponsored by Manipur government. In this regard RIMS has no say or role to play. If there is any controversy RIMS has nothing to do with it. It is regretted that the name of this institute was thus dragged into it, the release said.

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Explosives seized

IMPHAL, Feb 27: A combined team of Imphal East police and 28 AR following specific… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: A combined team of Imphal East police and 28 AR following specific information conducted search operations at Top Wakha Ching area in Imphal East district and recovered several explosive devices.

Among the items, nine handgrenades, two RPGs and mortar shells were confiscated from the said area which was stored in a gunny bag. Sources said that the said explosives were detonated at the said area without any untoward incident.

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Protest held

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Residents in and around Tangkhul Avenue, Nagaram staged a sit-in-protest today condemning… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Residents in and around Tangkhul Avenue, Nagaram staged a sit-in-protest today condemning the act of an unknown assailant firing at least 2 rounds at the residence of M Solomon. The incident occurred on Feb 25 at around 6.30 pm. A close family member disclosed that while KCP (Lamyanba) had placed an extortion demand on Solomon two weeks ago, it could not be confirmed if they were responsible for the incident. Making an appeal against repeating such intimidation and violence, residents sought a clarification from those responsible why such violence was being brought onto innocent civilians. Some placards at the protest read ‘No to Gun Culture’, ‘Human Rights is our Right’ among others. Fortunately, there were no injuries or damage to property.

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1st AMUCO trophy state level polo tournament

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Khurai Polo Club(A) makes to the last eight stages of the games… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Khurai Polo Club(A) makes to the last eight stages of the games as they defeated Nambul Mapal Polo Club with 7-1 goals in the 1st AMUCO Trophy State Level Polo Tournament 2012 played at Imphal Pologround.

L.Thompson Singh and Y.Roshan Singh gave the early for Khurai Polo Club team (A) striking a goal each in the first chukker and later teammates Y Roshan and H.Papak hits home two more goals in favour of Khurai in the second chukker. Nambul Mapal Polo Club never got theirs act together in the match but manages to find theirs lucky break as L Brajamani push home the lone goals.

Khurai Polo Club gaining more ground in the third chukker as H Papak, Y Roshan and L.Thompson hits home a goal each and later in the last chukker, L.Thompson picks up another easy easy goal to the thumping win today.

In another match, Manipur Police Sports Club(B) makes to the quarter final beating Khurai Polo Club(B) by 7-2 goals.

Manipur Police Sports Club struck through T Pradepkumar in the first chukker and later in the second chukker teammates S Abungcha Singh struck two quick goals while teammates T Pradeepkumar Singh and Th Romen Singh consolidates to post 5 goals lead.

Burdened by five goals, Khurai Polo Club push up the tempo as rider Th.Puremba Singh make his impact with his team opening goal just before the final whistle to trail by 1-5 goals in the second chukker.

Khurai rider mounts up theirs strategy in the next chukker as S.Jamesson Singh hits home his team second goal, which turn out to be theirs last as well. Police further tightens theirs grip in the game with T Pradeepkumar Singh hitting home his team sixth goals and later in the fourth chukker, H Abung Khuman swing his stick to fetch his team winning goal.

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Officials and Body Builders Selected

IMPHAL, Feb 27: The trial selection camp held on February 26 at AMBBA office, Khuman… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: The trial selection camp held on February 26 at AMBBA office, Khuman Lampak has selected the officials and body builders for the Eastern India Body Building Championship which is going to be held in March 12 to 14 at Rajbari Maidan, Jharkhand. I. Bipin, team manager national judge IBBF, India and E. Inao, team coach national judge IBBF, India are the selected officials. And L. Bishwajit, 55 kg, Royal Gym, Ningomthong, T. Premjit, 60 kg, YPISM, Uripok, S. Siroy, 65 kg, TDBBFA, Kakching, S. Bungcha, 70 kg, Super Gym, Khurai, N. joychand, 70 kg and D. Kumar Karan, 75 kg, YBB Gym, Pishumthong Oinam Leikai, S. Sanjoy, 75 kg, TDBBFA, Kakching, T. Lalngamba and N. Suraj, 75 kg above, YBB Gym, Pishumthong are the selected Body Builders.

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U-14 football Results

IMPHAL, Feb 27:  Todays results for the 4rd BFA trophy U-14 state level football tournament… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27:  Todays results for the 4rd BFA trophy U-14 state level football tournament at BFA ground, Taobungkhok. In the first semifinal, YOSC won over WAFA Wangoi in a penalty shootout match by 6-5 goals. Sarif Khan of YOSC and H. Naocha of WAFA Wangoi scored one goal each at 48 and 49 minutes, and later in the penalty shootout L. Ajit missing the goal made YOSC won the game. In the second semifinal, SKDC won over LINTHOI F.C. by 1-0 goals, the single goal of the match was scored at 44 minutes by Y. Rakesh and Dayal was booked for yellow card.

The final will be played between YOSC and SKDC.

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U-13 boys and girls hockey Results

IMPHAL, Feb 27: In the first match (boys) of today’s under 13 boys and girls… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: In the first match (boys) of today’s under 13 boys and girls state level hockey tournament at hockey Stadium, Khuman Lampak, SYUC won over SSA by 3-1 goals, scored by Sh. Rones in 19 and 24 minutes and Sh. Amujao in 28 minutes. The single goal of the SAA was scored by Th. Abung in 2 minutes and M. Ibomcha was booked a green card. In the second match (boys), H.U won over MEIRAA by 6-2 goals, W. Robinson scored two goals in 6 and 9 minutes, Th. Kingson also scored in two goals at 17 and 30 minutes, W. Nirajkumar scored and Y. Nelson scored one each at 28 and 39 minutes. The two goals of MEIRAA were scored by Th. Thonglen and Th. James in 31 and 36 minutes. In the third match YCCIC won over COSMO by 5-1 goals. P. Monesh scored 3 goals in 25, 26 and 39 minutes and Y. Dinachandra scored 2 goals at 21 and 38 minutes. And G. Dingku scored one goal in 17 minutes time for the COSMO.

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Inter-univ Tae-kwon-do

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Manipur won two more gold today to take their tally to seven… more »

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Manipur won two more gold today to take their tally to seven gold at the All India University Tae-kwon-do men`™s and women`™s competitions being held at the community hall of Manipur University. Today, L Joypriya and K Lingthoinganbi clinched the top spot in the 62 kg and 73 kg catogeries respectively.

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Penalty Forgotten

The vacillation over whether to hold repoll or not in Manipur on allegation of proxy… more »

The vacillation over whether to hold repoll or not in Manipur on allegation of proxy voting has brought out yet again a very serious but continually sidelined issue. Since photo identity cards are now available for all voters and instant photographs of all who turn up to vote on the day of voting were taken, it is obvious identity of those who transgressed the law and which polling station would be known exactly. This being the case, the question should not be just of repoll or no repoll, but of penalty for those who broke law as well as law keepers who allowed this transgression. It is heartening that a repoll is being planned after initial hesitation, but as we have said, the issue goes much beyond this. We suggest a committee be immediately formed so as to spot all those who committed the crime of impersonation and proxy voting, and once done, these men and women to be suitably punished as per law. We also suggest the government, immediately after the election process is concluded, institute an inquiry to track down where the official lapses have been and punish officials responsible for the lapses suitably, again as per law and the degree of neglect or compliance as the case may be. Failure to do this would lower the esteem of the law before the public. Unfortunately, such degradation has today become a practised norm rather than exception.

It is time to clean up the act. Everybody talks so much about the electoral process being rendered a farce every election year, yet nobody seems bothered thinking of remedial measures imaginatively. Few in the government or election planners have ever looked outside of the claustrophobic box they are trapped in to look for answers to the urgent woes the electoral process is suffering from currently. What is also often forgotten is, the loss is not just in term of one unfair election, but a conditioning of the public attitude that cheating in elections has no direct personal prices to be paid. This, nobody would dispute, is the ground for perpetuating the farce that everybody accuses elections in Manipur to be. It is time to pull the plug. This election more than any other is the right occasion to do it, for as we have said there would be overwhelming evidences to isolate those who wilfully cheated and thus degraded what is indeed the most important foundation of democracy in the state. As a demonstration the long arms of the law still exist in the state and country, and that the law would not turn the other way when electoral crimes are committed, the law must be invoked now to confront the cheats. If this were done, electoral cheating would no longer be treated so casually as it all along has been in the decades that have gone by. Conversely, if nothing is done this time, even when there are glaring photographic evidences of what seems to be rampant cheating, this malpractice would get even more brazen and widespread in future elections.

The fallout would go even farther. In fact the belittling of law by lawmakers and law keepers has been one of the chief reasons for the almost total decay in the law and order situation in the state. Take for instance a simple example of the traffic chaos that has become everybody’s daily nightmare in Imphal. Nearly everybody takes turn to break traffic norms, together contributing to the frustrating and time wasting traffic jams on practically all major roads during office going and returning hours. True there is an element of individual selfishness in the urge to jump queues and be ahead of others who deserve to be in front by virtue of being there first, but the law is also meant to regulate this selfishness. Nobody is ever pulled up for breaking these norms, and there is no way this can be done effectively for among those who break these norms most often are precisely law makers and keepers. A few months ago none other than the chief minister of the state Okram Ibobi had announced publicly that nobody except the Governor would be allowed to use the sacrosanct space of the Kangla as vehicular thoroughfare. Quite ironically, today, practically every government official who considers himself a VIP, except the Governor, and every uniformed personnel of the government, continues to use the Kangla as thoroughfare as if it were their birthright. Under the circumstance, how can anybody expect the law to command any awe amongst the public.

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A Legend Passes Away

By Yambem Laba The Sun had passed its zennith on January 14,1990. The shadows were… more »

By Yambem Laba
The Sun had passed its zennith on January 14,1990. The shadows were lengthening over ‘Valley View` on the north- eastern spurs of the Langol Range over¬looking Imphal when the bands of the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Rifles struck up Abide with me.

The casket containing the mortal remains of the man who had become a legend in his lifetime was lowered Into Its final resting place. The buglers sounded the Last Post. The place the man occupied will be difficult to fill In the post-Indepen¬dence history of India, notably in the fron¬tier states of north-eastern India. Mourners threw handfuls of earth atop the casket, the honour guard drawn from the Manipur Rifles fired thrice into the air, final salute. Major Bob Khathing`s long and eventful journey had come to an end,

Major Ralengnao Khathing, Military Cross, Member of the British Empire, Pad-mashree teacher, minister In the interim government of Manipur (1947-49), politi¬cal officer, and security commissioner of NEFA, graduate of the National Defence College, father of the special security bureau, architect of the state of Nagaland, chief secretary of Nagaland and ambas¬sador of India to Burma and the man who brought Tawang and the areas South of Bum La into the folds of Indian ad¬ministration was born on February 28,1912, and died on January 12, 1990.

His story is one of courage, dedication, honesty, leadership that has shown the path for generations to come.

Born Tangkhul Naga in the lap of the blue mountains of Ukhrul, in the eastern region of Manipur, he first studied at the Johnstone High School, Imphal. During this period he founded the Tangkhul Students` Union on June 15, 1932. It was to attend the 19th conference of this Union that he had arrived in Imphal from Shillong, a week before his death. He went on to Shillong to do his matriculation and later joined Cotton College in Guwahati from where he graduated in 1937. During this period he walked from Ukhrul to Dimapur a distance of over 3O0 kilometres to catch the train to take him to Guwahati. While in Imphal, whenever he felt homesick he would go to Langol hill and climb the tallest tree there and look eastwards towards the mountains of Ukhrul, where his village lay. He would spend the whole night on- it.

Though he failed to clear his BA examination in 193S, he was determined that he would not return home until he got his degree. He proceeded to Harashinga in Darrang District of Assam and founded a Middle Elementary School there, he also planted a tree in the compound which stands to this day. Years later he told me, ‘you see I was getting Rs. 35 per month as scholarship, it was a huge sum then’: “I lived up life and failed in my examina¬tions.” He stayed on, earning a small salary from the school and clearing the Examinations in 1937.

Then British SDO of Ukhrul, Duncan asked him to come and teach in Ukhrul. By 1939, he was the headmaster of the Ukhrul High School. When the Second World War broke out Khathing bade farewell to the blackboard to take up arms but he had already trained enough teachers to ensure that education would reach the remotest of the tribal villages in Manipur.

In 1941, Khathing was commissioned from the Officer`s Training School (OTS) into the British Indian Army. He joined the 2/19 Hyderabad regiment, which later be¬came the 9-Kumaon.

By 1942, Khathing was transferred to the Assam Regiment and promoted to Cap¬tain. It was in the officers` mess in Jorhat that Khathing got his nickname which stuck till the end. The British Officers finding it difficult to pronounce his first name Raneglao, unanimously decided to shorten it to Bob.

It was at this time that the British and Allied Forces combating the Japanese decided to raise the V-Force, a guerilla outfit in which hill people of the region were inducted, with a Allied Officer in charge. These people because of their knowledge of the topography and the ability to live off the land sometimes operated 150 miles from the nearest supp¬ly base. They Inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese behind their own lines and acted as a screen for the 14th Army of-the Allied Forces.

* Khathing was sent to command a group of the V-Force in the Ukhrul area, the place where he had roamed as a child. He shed off his army tunics and battle fatigues. Instead he shaved his head In typical Tangkhul style, a mane running down the middle and bare on both sides. He walked barefoot, carried a basket bag which con¬tained dried beef and salt to serve as ra¬tions for two weeks and with his automatic concealed under the tribal shawl. Khathing set forth. He haunted the Japanese forces. He would ambush smaller patrols himself and would direct the RAF fighters and bombers to strafe and attack bigger formations. Once he found a large Japanese group occupying his house. He straightaway indicated the location to the RAF and had his own house bombed to smithereens to ensure that none of the Japanese escaped.

In 1943, Khathing played a key role in rescuing the 50-Para Brigade which had been surrounded by Japanese forces at Shanshak. For that gallant action he was made a Member of the British Empire. In 1944 the Commander in Chiefs Gallantary Certificate came his way and he was also mentioned in two dispatches. In 1945 as the Japanese prepared for their final lunge towards Imphal, Khathing with a handful of his trusted V-Force volunteers struck rapidly over a 100 kms stretch with devastating effect. The Japanese com¬manders thought that the enemy advance was delayed. The Military Cross was awarded to him the same year.

After the War, Khathing became a Com¬pany Commander of the 3-Assam Rifles and was in the Northwest Frontier Provin¬ces when Pakistan was created in 1947. Meanwhile the British left India. Manipur was on her own. It was at this juncture that Maharaj Kumar Priyobrata took over as a Chief Minister of the interim government. His first request to the outgoing British political agent was, “Please get Major Khathing here.” Khathing left the Indian Army and was soon elected to the council in the first ever election held on adult franchise in India which took place in Manipur in 1947 and was given the post of Minister in charge of Hill Development

When Manipur merged with the Indian Union in 1949 and the Government was dissolved, Khathing in his own words was “left without a job for six months”. During this period he stayed in Imphal with Arambam Ibomcha. It was Sir Akbar Hydari, the then Governor of Assam who asked him to join the Assam Rifles as a stop gap measure. So he donned a uniform again with the 2-Assam Riles. In 1950 they were sent to look for the source of the Brahmaputra. A devastating earthquake struck, half of their party was buried alive.

Khathing survived because he ordered his men to hold hands and lie spreadeagled on the ground.

In 1951, Jairam Das who was then the Governor of Assam met him in Shillong. Das asked Khathing a simple question `do you know Tawang`? A secret file was handed to him and he was asked to study it and to go and bring Tawang under In¬dian Administration from the hands of the Tibetans. Khathing then serving as an as¬sistant political officer set forth on his journey.

Khathing was able to do what the British Government had failed to do since 1914, when the McMohan Line was first drawn up demarcating the boundary between India and Tibet. He was the man who actually laid down the McMohan Line. This was in early 1951. He then founded Bomdi La town and soon became the first Indian political officer of NEFA, taking over from Major T.C. Allen.

Between 1954 to 57 he looked after Tuensang and when the embers of Naga Insurgency began to flare up he was made the Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung. In 1957 he was instrumental in hosting the Naga People`s Conference at Kohima. Then followed the period when the first lines were drawn up which saw the 16 points Agreement with the Govern¬ment of India and the creation of the State of Nagaland. In 1961, he attended the National Defence College and was a mem¬ber of its second batch of graduates.

In 1962, he was Developmental Com-missioner of Sikkim and when he heard of the fall of Tawang to Chinese Invader, he at once requested the Chogyal of Sikkim to relieve him and asked the Government of India to send him to the war front. Within three days he was at Tezpur and attached to the 4-Corps as the Chief Civil Liaison officer. Lt. General T.N. Kaul was in com¬mand then. In his usual style, Khathing told Kaul “I have come to report, what is my charter of duty?” Kaul was relieved in three days, time and Lt. General later Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw took charge. But before leaving Kaul in answer to Khathing`s query said “you chart out your own duty”.

The lessons of the Chinese occupation prompted Khathing who had then become, the Security Commissioner of NEFA to organise a second line of defence. He modelled it along the V-Force and the Vil¬lage Guard he had formed in Nagaland. A force which would stay behind in the oc¬cupied areas in case the Chinese overran the areas again. Thus was born the Special Security Bureau.

He came back to Nagaland as Chief Secretary in 1967. A post he held till 1972. Then Khathing embarked on yet another role. He went to neighbouring Burma as India`s ambassador at Rangoon. After dis¬charging his duties at Rangoon till 1975 he returned home and headed the Ad¬ministrative Reforms and Tribal Law Com¬mission of the Government of Manipur.

He continued to take immense interest in the welfare of the people of the North-Kast. He spent most of his time in Shillong, but often came to Manipur to be at his beloved Valley View` Cottage on the spurs of the Langol range overlooking Imphal.

He arrived in Imphal on January 4 this year. The Tangkhul Student`s Union which he had founded 57 years ago was holding its 19th Conference at Sanakeithel in Ukhrul District. He had come to Valley View to attend it, inspite of failing health.

On January 12, two days before the scheduled conference while lunching with his best friend Maharaj Kumar Priyobrata he was overcome by a fatal heart attack.

On January 14, hundreds of mourners thronged Valley View for-a final glimpse of the legend as he was taken to his final resting place.

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EC mulls repoll in Manipur – Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta TelegraphEC mulls repoll in ManipurCalcutta Telegraph27: The Election Commission is likely to order repoll in more than 100 polling stations in Manipur where largescale proxy votes were detected after a delegation comprising 10 parties moved t…


Calcutta Telegraph

EC mulls repoll in Manipur
Calcutta Telegraph
27: The Election Commission is likely to order repoll in more than 100 polling stations in Manipur where largescale proxy votes were detected after a delegation comprising 10 parties moved the poll panel to protest preparations for counting overlooking
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