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IMPHAL, April 19: The Manipuri Chanura Leishem Marup has today appeal the enumerators and concern… more »

IMPHAL, April 19: The Manipuri Chanura Leishem Marup has today appeal the enumerators and concern authorities of the Socio-economic Census 2012 to execute their duty as it will affect a lot of families.

The Socio-economic census has already been started from April 11, a statement of the Macha Leima said.

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State Level Boys` Volleyball

IMPHAL, April 19: Kairembikhok Youth Sporting Union (KYSU) has informed to all the clubs/associations that… more »

IMPHAL, April 19: Kairembikhok Youth Sporting Union (KYSU) has informed to all the clubs/associations that the union is going to organize State Level Boys’ Volleyball Tournament 2012 from April 26th to 30th at Kairembikhok Volleyball Ground under the All Manipur Volleyball Association. Interested clubs/ associations can submit their form on or before April 24 with an entry fee of Rs 500 to the KYSU office or the All Manipur Volleyball association. The prizes are: winner Rs 12000, runner Rs 8000, 3rd place Rs 2000, 4th place Rs 1000 and best player Rs 1000.

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Blue Hawk won by 10 runs

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IMPHAL, April 19: Blue Hawk won by 10 runs in today’s match played between Blue Hawk and YWC at the Classification Cricket Tournament held at Luwangpokpa cricket stadium. Blue Hawk won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 114 in 35 overs. In reply of the Blue Hawk scores YWC bundle out 104 runs. Jitendra of Blue Hawk was declared Man of the Match for taking 4 wickets.

Cyclone Thangmeiband will be playing against THAU Thangmeiband in tomorrow’s match.

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Nagaland`s arrogance

The recent incident at Jessami in Ukhrul District once again brings to the fore the… more »

The recent incident at Jessami in Ukhrul District once again brings to the fore the issue of several boundary disputes with Nagaland. The state of Nagaland has several boundary disputes with other states as well. The long standing border dispute at Merapani with Assam is yet to find a solution and there are several intrusions by Nagaland state forces in Assam territory and it is going to figure in talks with ULFA. The Sundaram Committee of 1972 that sought to resolve the Assam Nagaland border dispute had been rejected by Nagaland and the confrontation has seen the involvement of underground Naga groups. Nagaland had been accused of encroaching 662.4 sq km of land in Assam territory. Not only that, Naga groups specially the NSCN-IM is demanding a Greater Nagaland with territory from Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Between Manipur and Nagaland, there are several border disputes from Senapati to Ukhrul stretch. To mention a few there are disputes in the Dzuko valley, Mao, near Tungjoy at Lai village in Senapati District and Jessami in Ukhrul District. The most recent incident at Jessami is a result of the boundary dispute between villagers of Jessami and Mellory village in neighbouring state Nagaland. Earlier in another incident, Nagaland police had set up a post for its armed police personnel and constructed a rest house and fishermen`s rest centre. Jessami villagers say, there has been several intrusions by Nagaland police. In the Wednesday incident, around 400 Mellory villagers armed with 303 rifles and sticks came into the Manipur side at round 10:30am and took the six people including VDF personnel. But the timely intervention of the local MLA led in the release of the six persons after a severe beating. Such intrusion and and kidnapping is the result of inaction on the part of the Manipur Government. If the state government had acted firmly on these border disputes Nagaland Police or for the matter villagers of Nagaland would not have had the audacity to act like hooligans. The Manipur villagers are not amused with the way the state government is dealing with the situation. Yes, the state Chief Secretary talked to his Nagaland counterpart on the incident and was able to secure the release of the six people. But, reactive action is not enough. Manipur government has to play a pro-active role towards the solution of the various disputes to soothe hurt feelings of the Manipur villagers. What has the state government done with regard to the border dispute at Dzuko valley? Nagaland has been claiming the valley as their territory and it has even made it a tourist spot with good roads reaching right upto the valley, while Manipur has done little to improve connectivity in the areas. Concerned environmentalists had to travel to the valley via Nagaland. It is a shame. Same is the case with the Tungjoy village. Years back, Nagaland Police along with the villagers in Nagaland’s Phek district forcibly pushed out the residents of Tungjoy. A police station was constructed at Khezokhonoma in Nagaland bordering Manipur near Tungjoy. The villagers of the Tungjoy had said that while constructing the approach road the Nagaland police had encroached upon Manipur’s land. The dispute at Tungjoy is about hundred-year-old. Everyone including the state government seems to have forgotten about the dispute regarding Mao hospital. Nagaland had claimed the land on which the hospital is located. These disputes need the serious attention of the state government. The then Nipamacha led government was very firm in dealing with border disputes, but he did not take a pro-active role towards bringing a solution. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was very firm when he dealt with the issue of territorial integrity. But, somehow he chose not to deal with the long-standing border disputes with Nagaland as if it is a separate issue. The issue of territorial integrity and border dispute is interlinked and it should be dealt with in a holistic manner.

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Climate change and its impact on fish

By Themshang Sasa The climate of a place is the average weather that is experiences… more »

By Themshang Sasa
The climate of a place is the average weather that is experiences over a longer period of time. It is the natural phenomenon that has occurred throughout the history of the earth. Climate change is associated with higher temperature, altered rainfall, changes in the trend of relative humidity and higher level of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) like methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), ozone (O3), water vapour, nitrous oxide. Climate change is due to natural variability or as a result of human activities. Human activities have altered natural climatic processes by booting atmospheric concentrations of several greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Scientists have reported a number of substantial evidences revealing consistent with global climate change. If we look at the Top 10 hottest years on record ever measured in the atmosphere record, they have all occurred in the last 14 years (1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 &2005) and the hottest of all was 2005. Greenland ice sheet lost two cubic miles of mass per year during 1993-1998.

Climate change is caused by two major categories, natural and man-made. Some of the natural causes of climate change are volcanic eruptions, tilting of earth axis and ocean currents. Ocean covers about 71% of the earth surface, and it has major influence on climate system. Ocean currents carry huge amount of heat and cold across the earth surface. The direction and speed of ocean current may change influencing the weather parameters of the regions. Much of the heat that escapes from the ocean is in the form of water vapour, the most abundant green house gas. Certain parts of the world are influenced by ocean currents more than others. Ocean current may have great impact on climate in long run. Now the question arises about the causes of ocean warming. Human activities to meet modern life-style have increased GHS such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapour  that cause greenhouse effect is warming the ocean. This in turn is changing the course of ocean current that result in series of climatic events. The GHGs are now far about their natural concentrations in atmosphere.

Some of the human activities that produce GHGs are forest fire, industrial process, emission from power plant, motor vehicles, agriculture activities, dairy farming, explosion etc. Carbon dioxide is a good transmitter of sunlight but restricts infrared radiation from going back into the space and causes greenhouse effect that prevents drastic cooling of the earth during the night. Currently, carbon dioxide is responsible for 57% of the global warming.  Methane is another important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere which is emitted during the process of oil drilling, coal mining (through underground air circulation), incomplete combustion of fossil fuel. Methane is also emitted from the paddy field and other marsh area especially after flood.

A team of scientists from every corners of the globe got together under the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has affirmed that the global warming is real, serious and accelerating. Permanent change in weather parameters triggers weather extremes such as high temperature, floods and droughts. Since the end of the 19th century the earth average surface temperature has increased by 0.3-0.6°C. Scientists estimated that man-made emission of greenhouse gases are likely to lead increase in global average temperature of between1.4°C and 5.8°C by another 100 years (IPCC, 2001).

Impact on Fish

Climate change can affect fish directly, by affecting their physiology, growth and behaviour and indirectly, for example, through affects on ecosystem structure and function. For poikilothermic (cold-blooded) animals like fish, warming will directly affect their metabolism. Growth rates in temperate (mild temperature) species are predicted to increase initially as temperature rise, but then decline as individual struggle to maintain cardiac function and respiration in the faces of increased metabolic demands. Researchers have provided evidence in consistent with this prediction for a marine fish Cheilodactylus spectabilis in Tasman Sea; one of the most rapidly warming regions of the southern hemisphere ocean.

When fish encounter water that is too cold for them, their metabolism slow down and they become lethargic. In contrast, as the surrounding water warms up their metabolism speeds up and they digest food more rapidly, grow more quickly, and eventually have more energy for reproduction. But fish needs more food and more oxygen to support this higher metabolism. Global warming also means that some warm water fish species can be exploited (carp and other fish that are cultured in hot places) and cool water fishes would benefit from an increase in available habitat space at northerly latitudes, and some cool water species would gain access to higher altitudes and latitudes that are currently too cold to inhabit. However, this shift would dramatically alter assemblage relationships with unknown consequences (Mandrak, 1989).Cold water fish species will probably be both replaced and displaced by warm water species especially, invasive generalists, accelerating the process of faunal homogenization. Any “gain” would be offset by an overall lost of genetic and species diversity, especially, because climate appears to be changing too quickly for genetic change to keep pace.

Researchers in ICAR, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, are now focussing on harnessing the beneficiary effect of higher temperature in some aquacultural fish. This ensures exploitative opportunities for some fish species and at the same time mitigation measures may be taken as climate change is likely to reduce the abundance of some species while increasing the abundance of others.

Some fish species fail to spawn successfully in lower temperature as they mature slower in low temperature regime. However, it is aware that fishes in warmer temperature tend to mature quickly but are often at the cost of smaller body size. 90% of aquatic animals like fish raised in warm water end up smaller than their peers raised in cooler temperature (Sullip K.M et al 2011). Scientists predicted that many fish will also have less offspring as temperatures rise, and some may not be able to reproduce at all and become permanently sterile. This was drawn from the fact that the testis and ovary recovered from fishes reared in comparatively higher temperature have shrunk, devoid of germ cells and become sterile, contrarily, fish reared in ambient (immediate natural condition) condition have thick germ cell population that make them sexually more competent . Temperate species like trout (Sana nga in Manipuri) and salmon cannot spawn at all if winter temperatures do not drop below a certain level. In Manipur and other north eastern region, climate change will threaten the sustainability of hill stream fishes that is economically important species like mahseer (Ngara in Manipuri)and other hill stream fish like Botia spp. (Sareng koiba), baril (Ngawa)  etc. due to rising water temperature and reduced river flow. Fish may not have enough oxygen to breathe as water grows warmer. The amount of oxygen dissolved in water decreases as temperature rise. So, many fish will experience stress due to oxygen deficient environment. With increase in temperature, metabolic rate of fish increases. They will need more oxygen to support their elevated metabolisms but they may not be able to get it from the warmer oxygen-poor water around them.

As global temperatures rise, some fish may be able to shift locally by moving deeper or by heading upriver towards cool water. Now in north eastern hill region of India fishes like golden mahseer  once abundantly distributed in streams located at low altitude(<500 m above MSL) are no longer available in the said altitude. Probably these fishes have headed toward high altitude or cooler water zone. Unfortunately this migration is obstructed by dams or reservoirs artificially generated by man.

As our water bodies are warming up, many parasites and microbes that cause fatal fish diseases will grow faster and become more virulent. So, more fishes will be infected. If harmful microbes and parasites become more numerous fishes which are already stressed by warm water, low dissolved oxygen (due to rise in temperature) will become even more susceptible to diseases. Consequently fishes will die massively.

It is paramount that concerted effort be made by individual, club, organization and government agencies locally and globally to cut down greenhouse gas emission, particularly carbon dioxide as obliged under Kyoto protocol to cut CO2 emission to pre-industrial CO2 level. To stay below2°C danger threshold, the industrialised countries must reduced their emission by 60-80%. While meeting the developmental goal, working on the possible remedial and alternate perspective to be able to shift to alternate technologies to clean and sustainable technologies is the need of the hour all over the world.

Our state should declare aquatic protected area for a globally threatened species of fish. Some rivers, their tributaries and their beds should be designated as ‘National Park’.

Wildlife and fisheries department should go to the extent of creating aquatic national park and not confined only in production of fish for commercial purpose. Indigenous hill stream fishes need to be protected by creating hill stream fish national park as it is necessitated by the threat to the mahseer species and lots of other fishes that play pivotal role in the maintenance of biodiversity and ecological balance. 

The Golden Mahseer, scientifically known as Tor putitora is the largest fresh water fish on earth found in many of the rivers originating from Himalayas. The Mahseer fish inhabits the southern watersheds of the Himalayas and live in lakes, dams or man-made impoundments but migrates upwards to the tributaries to locate the shallow, gravel stream beds where it breeds each year. Fishing during monsoon time should not be allowed as this is the fishes spawning period and it is important they are not disturbed during this time when they travel far upstream in search of spawning sites. The Mahseer which is found in some districts of Manipur like Ukhrul and Tamenglong (Chindwin and Barak drainages) is a super streamlined carp/barbel family member and can grow in excess of 80 lb (36.288kg) and 6ft in length or more. Other spectacular hill stream fish in hill region of Manipur include Neolissochilus hexagonolepis, Neolissochilus stracheyi and Tor tor (All of them locally known as Ngara in Manipuri).

Unsustainable commercial over-fishing, uncontrolled subsistence angling using poisons, electrical devices and explosives, uncontrolled fishing in the breeding season and destruction of the spawning habitat by extraction of gravel and sand seriously threaten the population of Mahseer river system.

Gradual decline in the population of threatened species was a matter of grave concern not only for Manipur and concern authorities but also for the conservationists across the globe, Therefore declaration of rivers as national park would help arrest all such activities that is detrimental to ecological balance and fish fauna in particular.

Concern authorities should formulate legislation that prohibits activities that threatened hill stream fishes in river system concern and would be liable to punishment, including imprisonment or fine or both, under such Act or the existing Act should be exercised.

However, a community mobilisation programme may also be launched in cooperation with the rural support programme for the benefit of the communities dwelling near the river and its tributaries and dependant on them for livelihood. These communities may be involved in a participatory conservation programme and may be entitled to 80 per cent of the revenue generated from the protected area in future.

Supports from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (HWF) Programme etc. may be obtained for both fund and technical part in conservation and management of aquatic life in hill stream of Manipur.

The writer is Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal.
email: themshangsasa@rediffmail.com

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Pakistan in a Catch-22

By Tanveer Jafri The killing of Osama Bin Laden in a raid by the US… more »

By Tanveer Jafri
The killing of Osama Bin Laden in a raid by the US Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, near Islamabad did not only widen the rift between the US & Pakistan, but also exposed the true nature of Pakistan’s state policy vis-à-vis terrorism. Pakistan has almost lost its credibility as a nation, as on one side, it is apparently standing behind the US in its ‘War on Terror’ campaign and getting billions of dollars in aid for ‘combating terrorism’, while on the other end, it is using that aid money to nurture terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan et cetera and their masterminds. Even after the killing of Osama, hundreds of dreaded terrorists and most wanted international criminals are hiding in their safe havens in Pakistan. The extent of protection provided by the state of Pakistan to these terrorists was well exposed by the statements of one of Osama’s wives, who admitted that Osama was living with protection in Pakistan for years.

The nose-diving of the relations between the US and Pakistan after Abbottabad operation is evident enough a proof that Islamabad couldn’t convince Washington that it was unaware of the presence of Osama on Pakistani soil. It can be said that Pakistan’s Army, government and the policies of its rulers were entirely responsible for this series of events. Instead of accepting its responsibility, Pakistan blamed the US for “violating its sovereignty”. No doubt, any such act by the US or any other country should be treated as a violation of sovereignty. But when it’s about the ‘War on Terror’ and a target like Osama Bin Laden, the excuse of sovereignty just doesn’t hold water. Even after an year of Operation Geronimo, Pakistan has not been able to win over the world on how Osama was living freely in Pakistan, elusive from the eagle eyes of its Army and the ISI.

Now, Pakistan is faced with a déjà vu situation. America has slapped a $ 10 million bounty on the head of another notorious terrorist Hafiz Saeed, who is known for spewing venom and hatred against the US and India. Similar amount of money has been announced for providing information leading to arrest of his brother-in-law Abdul Rahman Makki. Along with these two, many of their ‘colleague’ terrorists are also in that list. After this announcement by the US, both the Pakistan government and Hafiz Saeed are speaking the same language. Both are calling this step wrong, illegal and baseless. They say that Washington doesn’t have any evidence regarding Saeed’s involvement in any terrorist activity. While defending himself from this “American propaganda”, Hafiz Saeed calls himself a great “social worker.” He claims to operate many schools, madrasas and hospitals across Pakistan.

Even assuming that Hafiz Saeed has not been physically involved in any terrorist activity, his crime of provoking and misleading common Pakistanis against India, America and non-Muslims is no less severe. The lone terrorist caught alive in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack Ajmal  Amir Kasab has admitted that he had been taught, nurtured and groomed by none other than Hafiz Saeed. Saeed has been heard a number of times saying, “When the US couldn’t fight us in Afghanistan, India stands nowhere.” It’s strange that the government of Pakistan is refusing to act against such a despicable person. Recently, when Pakistan decided to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) clause, Hafiz Saeed opposed this decision tooth and nail and organized huge rallies in many cities of Pakistan against this peacemaking step with India.

Lately, a new umbrella organization named Difa-e-Pakistan Council, encompassing most of the terrorist organizations, has been formed. The chief of this organisation is Hafiz Saeed himself. To make people understand, its name has been kept ‘Difa-e-Pakistan’ i.e. ‘to protect Pakistan.’ But the reality is completely different. All these terrorist organizations want to takeover the control of Pakistan and its nuclear weapons. There are two factors driving this thinking. Firstly, they don’t want the Afghan Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban and Al Qaeda to do this before them. Therefore, all Pakistan-based terrorist organizations have come together so as to resist any interference from any ‘outsider’ terrorist group. Secondly, by capturing Pakistani nukes, they want to deter the US and India so that they can’t think of indulging into any adventure against Pakistan. The mastermind behind Difa-e-Pakistan and the thinking underpinning this organization is none other than that of the most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed!

Talking about Hafiz Saeed being a threat to Islam, it is just because of provocative and hateful speeches and sermons of such godmen that unemployed Muslim youth get attracted towards terrorism. They become suicide bombers either for money or for the sake of ‘heaven’.  When such mislead youth execute such a heinous act of terror in any part of the world, they put another stain on the peaceful religion of Islam as well as the Muslim community. When the terrorist masterminds like Hafiz Saeed are faced with their end, they start calling it a “conspiracy of the West against Islam.” Osama used to do the same. Before being apprehended by the American forces, Saddam followed the similar tone.

It’s necessary to carefully listen to each & every word of people like Hafiz Saeed and understand the objectives behind what they say. Besides, Pakistani establishment should also brood over the fact that the terrorist whom it is inadvertently favouring in the name of ‘sovereignty’, is a terrorist in the cloak of a godman, and is no less dangerous than Osama. If Islamabad doesn’t change its stance, it would have to face the repeat of Abbottabad & Pakistan will again get notoriety as a ‘terrorist state.’

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2012/04/pakistan-in-a-catch22/

Nagaland`s arrogance – KanglaOnline

Nagaland`s arroganceKanglaOnlineNot only that, Naga groups specially the NSCN-IM is demanding a Greater Nagaland with territory from Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Between Manipur and Nagaland, there are several border disputes from Senapati to …

Nagaland`s arrogance
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Not only that, Naga groups specially the NSCN-IM is demanding a Greater Nagaland with territory from Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Between Manipur and Nagaland, there are several border disputes from Senapati to Ukhrul stretch.

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Manipur role for BSF – Calcutta Telegraph

Manipur role for BSFCalcutta TelegraphNew Delhi, April 19: The BSF may soon replace the Assam Rifles on the Myanmar border after Manipur backed the home ministry's proposal. Manipur — one of the northeastern states that shares a border with Myanm…

Manipur role for BSF
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New Delhi, April 19: The BSF may soon replace the Assam Rifles on the Myanmar border after Manipur backed the home ministry's proposal. Manipur — one of the northeastern states that shares a border with Myanmar — is learnt to have written to the home

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"Phijeegi Mani" Enthralls Manipuris in Mizoram – E-Pao.net

"Phijeegi Mani" Enthralls Manipuris in MizoramE-Pao.netGovt Aizawl College) And Mr. S Surjit (Organiser) (Bottom) Mr. Kanta K (Manipur Sahitya Parisad, Sec) We thank Mrs. Vanlalsawmi, Lecturer of Govt Aizawl College and Mr. Khaidem Kanta, Pre…

"Phijeegi Mani" Enthralls Manipuris in Mizoram
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Govt Aizawl College) And Mr. S Surjit (Organiser) (Bottom) Mr. Kanta K (Manipur Sahitya Parisad, Sec) We thank Mrs. Vanlalsawmi, Lecturer of Govt Aizawl College and Mr. Khaidem Kanta, President of "Manipuri Sahitya Parishad" for sharing their wonderful

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Are Manipur’s sportspersons ready for the London Olympics – E-Pao.net

Are Manipur's sportspersons ready for the London OlympicsE-Pao.netThis write up is an appraisal of the preparedness of the sportspersons of Manipur who will be taking part in the London Olympics later this year. We expect a sizeable number of sport…

Are Manipur's sportspersons ready for the London Olympics
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This write up is an appraisal of the preparedness of the sportspersons of Manipur who will be taking part in the London Olympics later this year. We expect a sizeable number of sportspersons from Manipur in the London edition of the games.

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Netaji and Col. Saukat Hayat Malik remembered on INA’s 69th flag hoisting day … – TwoCircles.net

Netaji and Col. Saukat Hayat Malik remembered on INA's 69th flag hoisting day …TwoCircles.netHe designated Moirang as the headquarters of their operations in Manipur and Naga Hills during the World War II. INA and Japanese forces chalked out batt…

Netaji and Col. Saukat Hayat Malik remembered on INA's 69th flag hoisting day
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He designated Moirang as the headquarters of their operations in Manipur and Naga Hills during the World War II. INA and Japanese forces chalked out battle strategies against allied forces from this place. The flag hoisting function, organised by the

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Destined to dance – The Hindu

The HinduDestined to danceThe HinduBut Sharon had come to pursue Manipuri dance. Joining New Delhi's Triveni Kala Sangam under Guru Singhajit Singh, then director, she found life quieter than she was used to: taking solo classes, watching the troup…


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Destined to dance
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But Sharon had come to pursue Manipuri dance. Joining New Delhi's Triveni Kala Sangam under Guru Singhajit Singh, then director, she found life quieter than she was used to: taking solo classes, watching the troupe's rehearsals — but not able to

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BSF may replace AR on border – Calcutta Telegraph

BSF may replace AR on borderCalcutta TelegraphManipur is learnt to have written to the home ministry, saying that the Assam Rifles should exclusively be deployed in counter-insurgency duties while the BSF should be deployed on the 1643km India-Myanmar …

BSF may replace AR on border
Calcutta Telegraph
Manipur is learnt to have written to the home ministry, saying that the Assam Rifles should exclusively be deployed in counter-insurgency duties while the BSF should be deployed on the 1643km India-Myanmar border. The state shares a 398-km border with
Porous India-Myanmar border security threat: IbobiTimes of India

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Reporting course begins

Mail News Service Imphal, Apr 18: A 15 day basic course in news reporting organized by DIPR began at Manipur Press Club today. Commissioner IPR Shri L. Lakher gracing the function as chief guest said, it is not an easy task for the educated persons who dedicate in the line of journalism. Good journalism can […]

Mail News Service
Imphal, Apr 18: A 15 day basic course in news reporting organized by DIPR began at Manipur Press Club today.
Commissioner IPR Shri L. Lakher gracing the function as chief guest said, it is not an easy task for the educated persons who dedicate in the line of journalism. Good journalism can be achieved through hard work. Journalists should convey the information to the people.
The people should respect journalists who are taking keen interest in conveying the world news to the people. Besides the journalists should work impartially.
Presiding over the function, A. Mobi, president AMWJU said, the profession of journalism is full of responsibility. Therefore those in the profession should know the knowledge of journalism. A society is meaningless without communication and information.
Chief editor of Kangla Pao, P. Ibochouba and advocate Chongtham Narendra also attended as guest of honour. Altogether 23 trainees are taking part in the training programme.

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92ND raising day of 5 assam rifles

Mail News Service Imphal, Apr 18: 5 Assam Rifles along with all its Officers, Junior Commissioned Officer’s and Jawans celebrated its 92nd Raising Day on 18 April 2012. The Chief Guest for the Raising Day was Brigadier SK Sharma, Commander 59 Mountain Brigade. 5 Assam Rifles was raised on 10 Jun 1920 by Captain John […]

Mail News Service
Imphal, Apr 18: 5 Assam Rifles along with all its Officers, Junior Commissioned Officer’s and Jawans celebrated its 92nd Raising Day on 18 April 2012.
The Chief Guest for the Raising Day was Brigadier SK Sharma, Commander 59 Mountain Brigade. 5 Assam Rifles was raised on 10 Jun 1920 by Captain John Donald Oglivy from the First King George’s Gorkha Rifles at Lokra, Assam. In 1962, during the Chinese invasion, the battalion fought gallantly while manning 20 outposts on the Indo – Tibet border.
The battalion is deployed in Manipur since year 2006 both at Jiribam earlier and now at Maram. The Battalion ever since its inception, has been performing exceedingly well in all spheres of operations and sports. The unit is carrying out numerous military civic actions with the aim of bringing development to the region as well as building a strong bond with the local population. During the 92nd Raising Day of “Pancham”, as the battalion is fondly called, all senior officers including GOC Red Shield Division and IGAR (S) have wished the battalion the very best in all their endeavors.

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One UG cadre held

Discovering the movement of UG cadres in Wangjing, troops of 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector and 42 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR S launched operation in the area and apprehended one UNLF cadre today Source Hueiyen News Service

Discovering the movement of UG cadres in Wangjing, troops of 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector and 42 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR S launched operation in the area and apprehended one UNLF cadre today Source Hueiyen News Service

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Six Jessami villagers beaten up black blue, taken to Nagaland Tension grips ManipurNagaland border area

Tension reign high in Manipur Nagaland border area in Ukhrul district once again after six villagers of Jessami including a VDF driver were beaten up black and blue by some villagers from the neighbouring Melorie village and later taken inside Nagaland…

Tension reign high in Manipur Nagaland border area in Ukhrul district once again after six villagers of Jessami including a VDF driver were beaten up black and blue by some villagers from the neighbouring Melorie village and later taken inside Nagaland Source Hueiyen News Service

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PLA claims attack

Personnel of 42 AR posted at Singhat in Churachandpur district engaged in a heavy gunfight with some UG elements at around 6 am today, police source said Source Hueiyen News Service

Personnel of 42 AR posted at Singhat in Churachandpur district engaged in a heavy gunfight with some UG elements at around 6 am today, police source said Source Hueiyen News Service

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News reporting course

A 15 day basic news reporting course organised by Directorate of Information and Public Relations has kick started at Manipur Press Club today Source The Sangai Express

A 15 day basic news reporting course organised by Directorate of Information and Public Relations has kick started at Manipur Press Club today Source The Sangai Express

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IRB firing causes panic at Kangpokpi

Personnel of 4th IRB posted at ADC Complex, Kangpokpi fired four rounds of bullets last night creating panic among the people and disturbing the peaceful environment of Kangpokpi Source Hueiyen News Service

Personnel of 4th IRB posted at ADC Complex, Kangpokpi fired four rounds of bullets last night creating panic among the people and disturbing the peaceful environment of Kangpokpi Source Hueiyen News Service

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