Government revokes NH 37 work order

As the Dimapur based firm Hukato Naga has failed to take up repairing and development work of National Highway 39 from Maram to Senapati even after work order for the same was issued two years back, the Government of Manipur has revoked the work order …

As the Dimapur based firm Hukato Naga has failed to take up repairing and development work of National Highway 39 from Maram to Senapati even after work order for the same was issued two years back, the Government of Manipur has revoked the work order awarded to the firm Source The Sangai Express

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Yamthong assures new lease of life for Saikul

First time elected MLA from Saikul assembly constituency Yamthong Haokip toured parts of his constituency today overseeing the road condition and meet the people of his constituency Source The Sangai Express Newmai News Network

First time elected MLA from Saikul assembly constituency Yamthong Haokip toured parts of his constituency today overseeing the road condition and meet the people of his constituency Source The Sangai Express Newmai News Network

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KSO GHQ election

Election to the office of the KSO, General Headquarters for the term 2012 14 cum general assembly of the students’ body would be held on April 7 at Kuki Inn, Imphal Source The Sangai Express

Election to the office of the KSO, General Headquarters for the term 2012 14 cum general assembly of the students’ body would be held on April 7 at Kuki Inn, Imphal Source The Sangai Express

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Kambiron Tamenglong calls for tourist spot status

People of Kambiron, where the memorial tomb of freedom fighter and Zeliangrong hero Haipou Jadonang is located, have sought immediate attention of the Government to develop the memorial site and adjoining areas as tourist spot as a fitting tribute to t…

People of Kambiron, where the memorial tomb of freedom fighter and Zeliangrong hero Haipou Jadonang is located, have sought immediate attention of the Government to develop the memorial site and adjoining areas as tourist spot as a fitting tribute to the martyr Source The Sangai Express

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MLA appeals for sanity

While committing himself for ushering overall development in Chandel district Tengnoupal assembly constituency MLA D Korungthang sought cooperation of the district populace to foil subversive acts of anti social elements Source The Sangai Express

While committing himself for ushering overall development in Chandel district Tengnoupal assembly constituency MLA D Korungthang sought cooperation of the district populace to foil subversive acts of anti social elements Source The Sangai Express

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Myanmar votes today, Suu Kyi poised for win

Myanmar was making final preparations on Saturday for polls seen as a test of the military dominated regime’s reforms, in which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is standing for the first time Source The Sangai Express

Myanmar was making final preparations on Saturday for polls seen as a test of the military dominated regime’s reforms, in which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is standing for the first time Source The Sangai Express

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Agriculture training at Moreh

A training programme on Agriculture and Allied Activities for farmers was held at H Wanomjang village, Moreh yesterday under the aegis of Directorate of Extension Education, CAU, Imphal Source The Sangai Express

A training programme on Agriculture and Allied Activities for farmers was held at H Wanomjang village, Moreh yesterday under the aegis of Directorate of Extension Education, CAU, Imphal Source The Sangai Express

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Rulesflout smoke stains Fire Department

Three officials of the State’s Fire Department have been reportedly promoted to SO by the department’s higher ups against established official recruitment norms Source The Sangai Express

Three officials of the State’s Fire Department have been reportedly promoted to SO by the department’s higher ups against established official recruitment norms Source The Sangai Express

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HG, live rounds recovered

Troops of 69 Bn CRPF led by second in command Helal Firoz and officer Deepak Singh carried out cordon and search operation at Khonghampat jungle near State Botanical Garden during which one Chinese hand grenade with detonator and some live rounds have …

Troops of 69 Bn CRPF led by second in command Helal Firoz and officer Deepak Singh carried out cordon and search operation at Khonghampat jungle near State Botanical Garden during which one Chinese hand grenade with detonator and some live rounds have been recovered, informed a statement issued by the CRPF unit Source The Sangai Express

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AR apprehends four drug peddlers

Mail News Service Imphal, Mar 31: Discovering the transportation of banned drugs in Lilong Turel Ahenbi of Imphal West district, troops of 28 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(South) launched operation in the area and apprehended four drug peddlers on 30 Mar 12. The apprehendees were identified as Nuruddin,24 yrs, s/o Abdul Basis, […]

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Imphal, Mar 31: Discovering the transportation of banned drugs in Lilong Turel Ahenbi of Imphal West district, troops of 28 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(South) launched operation in the area and apprehended four drug peddlers on 30 Mar 12. The apprehendees were identified as Nuruddin,24 yrs, s/o Abdul Basis, r/o Lilong Makha Leikai, Ziur Rahman,27 yrs, s/o Islauddin, r/o Lilong Turel Ahenbi,Munir,37 yrs, s/o Abdullah alias Noor Rahman, r/o Lilong Turel Ahenbi and Yahiya,30 yrs, s/o Abdul Gaffar, r/o Lilong Sarukhong. Six kgs of Poppy Husk, one processing machine and four tin of Lime stone were recovered from the apprehendees who alongwith recoveries was handed over to Narcotic Control Bureau, Imphal.
Meanwhile, Medical team of 35 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR (S) organized a medical camp at Aigejang Village on 30 March 2012. A total of 225 patients from Aigejang and nearby areas were diagnosed and provided medicines.
In another occasion,18 SIKH of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) provided ration to Oinam Ibohal Polyclinic School, Keishampat which is a boarding cum computer training centre for physically handicapped and blind.
Similarly,36 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) distributed sports items to the “Evergreen English Medium School’, Phoilen. The items were handed to the school authority in a function held at Phopilen village on 29 Mar 12.

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AR apprehends four drug peddlers

Mail News Service Imphal, Mar 31: Discovering the transportation of banned drugs in Lilong Turel Ahenbi of Imphal West district, troops of 28 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(South) launched operation in the area and apprehended four drug peddlers on 30 Mar 12. The apprehendees were identified as Nuruddin,24 yrs, s/o Abdul Basis, […]

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Imphal, Mar 31: Discovering the transportation of banned drugs in Lilong Turel Ahenbi of Imphal West district, troops of 28 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(South) launched operation in the area and apprehended four drug peddlers on 30 Mar 12. The apprehendees were identified as Nuruddin,24 yrs, s/o Abdul Basis, r/o Lilong Makha Leikai, Ziur Rahman,27 yrs, s/o Islauddin, r/o Lilong Turel Ahenbi,Munir,37 yrs, s/o Abdullah alias Noor Rahman, r/o Lilong Turel Ahenbi and Yahiya,30 yrs, s/o Abdul Gaffar, r/o Lilong Sarukhong. Six kgs of Poppy Husk, one processing machine and four tin of Lime stone were recovered from the apprehendees who alongwith recoveries was handed over to Narcotic Control Bureau, Imphal.
Meanwhile, Medical team of 35 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR (S) organized a medical camp at Aigejang Village on 30 March 2012. A total of 225 patients from Aigejang and nearby areas were diagnosed and provided medicines.
In another occasion,18 SIKH of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) provided ration to Oinam Ibohal Polyclinic School, Keishampat which is a boarding cum computer training centre for physically handicapped and blind.
Similarly,36 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) distributed sports items to the “Evergreen English Medium School’, Phoilen. The items were handed to the school authority in a function held at Phopilen village on 29 Mar 12.

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Haokip tours Saikul A/C

Imphal, March 31 (NNN): First time elected MLA from Saikul assembly constituency Yamthong Haokip toured parts of his constituency today overseeing the road condition and meet people. Driving down a bumpy and dusty road along with his supporters, Yamthong Haokip said Saikul constituency which has been neglected for so long will see a fresh lease […]

Imphal, March 31 (NNN): First time elected MLA from Saikul assembly constituency Yamthong Haokip toured parts of his constituency today overseeing the road condition and meet people. Driving down a bumpy and dusty road along with his supporters, Yamthong Haokip said Saikul constituency which has been neglected for so long will see a fresh lease of life soon. The Saikul representative said he will not disappoint his people.
The stretch of road from Imphal to Saikul is a nightmare for the commuters as potholes and dust disrupt them. If a vehicle runs before another one, the driver of the tailing vehicle is lost in the thick cloud of dust as the visibility becomes almost nil.
“During dry season, the bumpy road and dust have been the cause of concern and during rainy season different problems crop up,” rues Lalboi Haokip, a resident of Saikul.
Speaking at Tuinamjang village in a programme, Yamthong Haokip said he will share the hardship of the people of his constituency of his people and put his maximum effort to address the problems.
After touring parts of his constituency in the first half of the day, Yamthong Haokip came to Saikul bazar and attended the closing ceremony of the 2nd Khanglai Meet, 2012 which was an open football tournament of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo.
Addressing at the programme, the Saikul MLA expressed happiness saying in spite of the backwardness of the area, the people could organise a big sports meet as the 2nd Khanglai Meet, 2012. Besides contributing a financial help and donating sports items to the organisers of the sports meet, Yamthong Haokip assured that he would fully endorse the organisers of Khanglai Meet in the coming years.
Also expresing his happiness for giving an opportunity to serve the Saikul constituency, Yamthong Haokip assured the mammoth gathering that he will not waste time in putting his effort and attention in order to bring all rounds development in the constituency. “Kindly extend your co-operation to me, I will try my best to bring all rounds development in Saikul constituency,” appeals Yamthong Haokip.
Also addressing the sports meet, Kuki Inpi, Saikul block president Thangkam Hangmi expressed his hope that if this type of sports meet is held often, many talented youngsters will have exposure. He urged the organisers not to discourage in organising such events though hardships are on their way and effort.

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General strike affects life

Imphal. March 31 : The 12 hour bandh called today by the militant outfit Maoist Communist Party over the death of two handymen of a bus which caught fire while they were sleeping inside it affected normal life in Imphal and other districts of the state. The two markets of the capital, Imphal, Thangal Bazar […]

Imphal. March 31 : The 12 hour bandh called today by the militant outfit Maoist Communist Party over the death of two handymen of a bus which caught fire while they were sleeping inside it affected normal life in Imphal and other districts of the state. The two markets of the capital, Imphal, Thangal Bazar and Paona Bazar bore a deserted look as all shops remained closed. Educational institutions, banks, business establishments and government offices were also closed due to the general strike called from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening today.
Inter-state and inter-district transportation was severely affected as buses, vans, autos remained off the road, and only few private vehicles could be seen plying on the roads of Imphal.
The general strike had been called by the Maoist Communist Party to condemn the killing of the two young handymen Ningthoujam Mangal alias Naoba, 18, s/o N. Shanti of Wangoi Laiphakpam, Thoubal district and Abung @ Boy, 19, of Singhat, Churachandpur district who were sleeping in the bus (Ayangleima) owned by one Adhikarimayum Dhanabir of Keisampat Leimajam Leikai. The bus was operating bus service between Imphal and Churachandpur.
It may be mentioned the two handymen were rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Science with burn injuries by local people, but the succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. It may also be mentioned that passenger bus service on the Imphal-Churachandpur road had been stopped a few days before the unfortunate incident following disagreement over certain matters between the All Manipur Bus Owners Federation and All Lamka Taxi Owners’ Society.

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Deriving Energy from Waste

PIB Feature Urbanization and industrialization- the two facets of development are becoming the cornerstone of all developing countries and much the same is true for India. Though the two sound encouraging, but bring in the problem of enormous generation of wastes. In fact, the problem is gaining greater currency as these wastes are becoming sources […]

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Urbanization and industrialization- the two facets of development are becoming the cornerstone of all developing countries and much the same is true for India. Though the two sound encouraging, but bring in the problem of enormous generation of wastes. In fact, the problem is gaining greater currency as these wastes are becoming sources of pollution. Most wastes that are generated find their way into landfills and water bodies. Significantly, these are disposed off without proper treatment and hence emerge as sources of green house gases like methane and carbon dioxide. The solution to it lies in the practice of treating the wastes before disposal and using it in the production of energy. It would be a two-pronged approach wherein not only the waste would be rendered environment friendly thereby mitigating pollution but at the same time generate a substantial quantity of energy so essential for meeting developmental needs.
There are various procedures through which energy from waste can be generated.
Biomethanation
First and foremost is Anaerobic Bigestion or Biomethanation. In this process, the organic waste is segregated and fed into a biogas digester. The waste undergoes biodegradation under anaerobic conditions to produce methane rich biogas. The so produced biogas can be used for cooking, heating, generating electricity etc. The sludge can be used as a manure depending on the composition of the input waste.
Combustion/Incineration
The next procedure is Combustion/Incineration which is direct burning of wastes in the presence of
excess air (oxygen) at high temperatures (about 800C). It results in conversion of 65%-80% of heat content of organic matter into hot air, steam and hot water. The steam generated can be used in steam turbines to generate power.
Pyrolysis/Gasification
Pyrolysis/Gasification is another process of chemical decomposition of organic matter through heat.
The organic matter is heated in the absence or restricted supply of air till it breaks down into smaller molecules of gas (known collectively as syngas). The gas so produced is known as producer gas which constitutes carbon monoxide (25%), hydrogen and hydrocarbons(15%), carbon dioxide and nitrogen(60%). The producer gas is burnt in internal combustion (IC) generator sets or turbines to produce electricity.
Landfill Gas Recovery
Landfill Gas Recovery is another measure of recovering gas from waste dumps wherein the waste slowly decomposes to produce ‘Landfill gas’. This gas consists of high percentage of methane (approx.50%) and has a high calorific value of about 4500kcal/cubic metre and hence can be used for heating cooking and generating power.
Plasma Arc
Plasma Arc is a relatively new technology for disposal of wastes, particularly, hazardous and radioactive wastes. Since it involves nearly complete destruction of waste while producing energy, it is less polluting. It does not produce oxides of nitrogen and sulphur and makes toxic ash left in the process easier to handle. However, the technology is costly and has not been tried in India.
Advantage of Using Waste for Energy
Another significant advantage of using waste for energy is reduction in the demand for landfills in land scarce cities. The cost of transportation of wastes is also reduced. In some cases, it can produce fertilizer as a by- product. But, on the flip side, the technologies are at present often expensive and even imported in India. The approximate cost per MW for waste to energy projects based on different technologies is high. While for Biomethanation, it ranges between 6-9 crores, for Gasification and Combustion, it is in the order of 9-10 crores. However, there is a financial support provided in the scheme ranging from 20 lakhs to 3 crores.
It is estimated that there is a potential of generating 3600MW of power from urban, municipal and industrial wastes in the country and it is likely to be increased to 5200MW by 2017. It can be set up by the urban local bodies, government as well as participation by the private developers.
At the end of February, 2012 the cumulative achievement of grid interactive power from waste was 36.20 MW in urban sector and 53.46 MW in industrial sector. In off-grid/ captive power cases the cumulative achievement of waste to energy capacities was 3.50 MWeq for urban sector and 90.15 MWeq for industrial sector. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is encouraging such feats to bring in an era of sustainable development by deriving energy through wastes.
Inputs from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

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RS polls money seizure a shocker for entire nation, says CEC Quraishi

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Saturday said that the large amount of money seized in Jharkhand during the Rajya Sabha polls was a shocker for the entire nation. “It is a shocker not just for us but also for the entire nation, it is very unfortunate if horse […]

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Saturday said that the large amount of money seized in Jharkhand during the Rajya Sabha polls was a shocker for the entire nation.
“It is a shocker not just for us but also for the entire nation, it is very unfortunate if horse trading like this is going on in the Rajya Sabha elections,” said Quraishi. Quraishi further said that he took action after he received complaints from political leaders and the media.
“See we had received complaints from senior political leaders like Mr. Marandi (Babu Lal Marandi) and before that Mr. Sharad Yadav had complained, Gurudas Dasgupta also complained about it and media had reported about the matter that such kinds of transactions are taking place.
So we had alerted our machinery in Bihar, a day before the incident, to alert the income tax machinery to keep vigilance on such activities,” he said.
Expressing happiness over the work done by the income tax authorities, Quraishi added that in light of such evidence it was necessary to cancel the elections. “I am very happy that the income tax authorities worked very efficiently in capturing the car carrying 2.15 crore rupees. And those who were caught also told that there were two more cars behind it in which money was kept and which went back.
So in light of such evidence, we thought it was necessary that we took some action, and so we wrote a letter to president to cancel this election and conduct it again,” added Quraishi.
The Election Commission (EC) on Friday countermanded the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand after the seizure of over two crore rupees from the car of a candidate’s relative.
The income tax officials had seized cash of over two crore rupees from Namkum area in Ranchi and arrested two persons along with the cash.
It was reported that the car belonged to the brother of R. K. Aggarwal, who was contesting as an independent candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls from Jharkhand.

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Manipur in route tracking network – E-Pao.net

Manipur in route tracking networkE-Pao.netImphal, March 31 2012: For the first time, Manipur has figured in the international network for tracking routes of migratory birds. Two Nganu Thangongs which have been fitted with radio transmitters at Tangjeng…

Manipur in route tracking network
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Imphal, March 31 2012: For the first time, Manipur has figured in the international network for tracking routes of migratory birds. Two Nganu Thangongs which have been fitted with radio transmitters at Tangjeng Pat have been traced to China.

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Ram Navami greetings

IMPHAL, Mar 31: Major general UK Gurung, YSM, IGAR (South) has extended warm greetings and… more »

IMPHAL, Mar 31: Major general UK Gurung, YSM, IGAR (South) has extended warm greetings and sincere goodwill to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of ‘Ram Navami’ on Saturday.

May this festival herald an era of peace, brotherhood and prosperity and that the IGAR (South) also sends its message of peace, a release said.

The 69 Bn CRPF, Mantripukhri organize a 24 hour Akhand Ramayan Path on March 30-31, stated an official statement.

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Korungthang felicitated

IMPHAL, Mar 31: MLA DK Korungthang was on Saturday felicitated by Chandel District Congress Committee… more »

IMPHAL, Mar 31: MLA DK Korungthang was on Saturday felicitated by Chandel District Congress Committee and ADC Members of Chandel at Hotel Imphal here.

A reception-cum felicitation ceremony was held at Imphal Hotel organized this morning to greet the newly elected MLA representing Tengnoupal constituency of Chandel District during which a host of people were present, apart from the MLA and his family members.

At the occasion, Korungthang, his wife and other family members were presented with gifts from ADC and DCC members.

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Accident victim succumbs

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IMPHAL, Mar 31: A man who was run down by a Tata truck on March 16 at Gailbung village under Saparmeina police station succumbed to his injuries at the Shija Hospitals, Langol late last night.

The man identified as Ngamgin Haokip, 60 of Gailbung village had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since March 16.

The dead body has been handed over to family members after autopsy at the RIMS.

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Submit books

IMPHAL, Mar 31: The school education department has asked writers, publishers and suppliers recommended by… more »

IMPHAL, Mar 31: The school education department has asked writers, publishers and suppliers recommended by the Book Purchase Committee to submit their books published in 2009 to the department.

The department will also buy 49 per cent of their books published in 2010, a release said.

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