Pallel women bodies express serious concern over drug menace

IMPHAL, May 30: The women bodies of Pallel areas under Chandel District have expressed their serious concerned over the ever increasing illegal smuggling and selling of drugs in Chandel district… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: The women bodies of Pallel areas under Chandel District have expressed their serious concerned over the ever increasing illegal smuggling and selling of drugs in Chandel district and Pallel areas.

A joint press statement issued by Chingtam Nupi Lup, Pallel, All Tribal Women’s Organisation (ATWO) Chandel District, Mahila Mandal Pallel mentioned that hundreds and thousands of youngsters are becoming victims of these narcotic drugs. Parents and guardians are crying to save their children from the from the drugs. The society is polluted and the future of the youngsters is on the verge of downfall and destruction due to the presence of large numbers of drug smugglers and sellers.

It is also mentioned that the organizations have been working hard to find out the ways and means to checked illegal smuggling and selling of drugs in Pallel areas and Chandel district. Action Plan has been contemplated to take strong action on whoever found guilty including eviction of places of illegal activities, expulsion from the locality, handing over of the culprit to the authority concerned for taking befitting action etc.

The joint statement further mentioned that, the organizations hailed the BSF for arresting Winson Shinglai of Yeason village, Ukhrul District and presently staying at Island village near Pallel with drugs worth lakhs of rupees. He has been suspected by the people since a long time back but could not do anything due to lack of evidence, it maintained.

It has further stated that he is one of the main smuggler of drugs not only in Chandel district but to the whole part of Manipur. He pretended to be a driver of the vehicle where drugs were recovered by the BSF. But he drives to smuggle drugs to different parts of the Manipur and even to Dimapur and Nagaland as per the findings made by the organizations, it maintained.
The statement also mentioned that, Winson Shinglai should be tried in the court of law and he should imprisioned to life if not be hang to death. because it is better one man die instead of thousands of youngsters to be perished.

It is also mentioned that, moreover the organizations also hailed the recent arrest of MK Ringneihoi w/o Parpa Samson Chothe of Chothe Khunou presently residing at Pallel Bazar by the Manipur Police Commandos for smuggling and selling of drugs. This couple had been on the trial by the public of Pallel for their suspicious movements, it added.

The joint statement further appeal and seeks the cooperation of the public and law enforcing authority and to conduct frequent raids at the suspected places, including residential houses, shops etc to check and control the menace of growing illegal trade of drugs in Pallel bazaar and Chandel district to make their places and drug free zones.

The joint statement also reminded the concerned shop owners and Pharmacists to stop selling of illegal drugs items like Kores, Erax, Dendrite etc and any other harmful substance from June 6 next month in Pallel bazaar areas and the joint organizations have also decided to conduct raids in the shops and suspected places and any shopkeeper including including pharmacists, individuals are found selling, keep stocks or having possession of any narcotic drug items, they will be given strong punishment as desired fit by the organization and there will be no further warnings or excuses the release added.

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One OG of PLA arrested

IMPHAL, May 30: An official statement issued by the army has stated that troops of 4/8 Gorkha Rifles of Logtak Brigade under the Red Shield division along with a team… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: An official statement issued by the army has stated that troops of 4/8 Gorkha Rifles of Logtak Brigade under the Red Shield division along with a team of Bishnupur Police commandos has apprehended one over ground worker of the proscribed PLA from Bishnupur Bazar today.

The individual has been identified as Ngangom Tomba Singh, 46, s/o Ibotombi Singh a resident of Yumnam Khunau, District Bishnupur.

The release said that he was involved in collecting extortion money from the villages of Bishnupur district and transferring funds to one s/s second lieutenant Oinam Diren (s/s district commander of Bishnupur district), who was earlier apprehended by the Imphal (West) Police Commandos on May 26, 2011.

He has been handed over to the Bishnupur Police Station, it further added.

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United Committee Manipur

IMPHAL, May 30: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) in a statement said that preparation has begun for the observing the “Great June Uprising” to commemorate the June 18, 2001 incident… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) in a statement said that preparation has begun for the observing the “Great June Uprising” to commemorate the June 18, 2001 incident at Kekrupat.

Stating that donation drive is underway in full swing, it appealed all the section of the society to extend their financial support and as well as support in kinds.

It appealed the entire transporters to extend their support by providing free transports in ferrying the participants who would be coming from all over the state and also further appealed any individual or groups not to disrupt the people engaged in discharging their duty to make the observation successful.

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Teachers’ Forum

IMPHAL, May 30: The science and Teachers’ Forum, Manipur is organizing spot painting competition for students in two categories which includes class III to V on the theme of “Balance… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: The science and Teachers’ Forum, Manipur is organizing spot painting competition for students in two categories which includes class III to V on the theme of “Balance Environment” and class VI to VII on the theme “Forest and responsibility of the Youth” on June 3, 2011 at 2 pm in connection with the observance of world environment Day 2011, informed a Science Teachers’ Forum, Manipur.

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Nobel women Peace Laureates urges protection for women in armed conflict

TORONTO, May 30: From May 23-25, Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire led an unprecedented conference in Canada, to develop strategies for ending rape as a… Read more »

TORONTO, May 30: From May 23-25, Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire led an unprecedented conference in Canada, to develop strategies for ending rape as a weapon of war.

According to a statement from Mary D Khuvung of Control Arms Foundation of India, they were joined by over 120 civil society activists, corporate and security sector leaders, military and peacekeeping personnel, and academics to discuss and share ideas at the conference, entitled Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.

According to Nobel Women`s Initiative who organised the Conference, “Sexual violence takes place in every region of the world, with the reasons for its use varying from conflict to conflict. It has been used as a tactic to terrorize communities suspected of supporting guerrilla forces, as a way to force population off land, and to punish human rights defenders”, it added.

“Waging war on the bodies of women has got to stop,” says Jody Williams, who won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to end anti-personnel landmines. “Like any tactic of war, it can be eliminated.The magnitude of the problem must be matched by our collective effort. Working together, we can finally bring an end to this scourge on women and their communities.”

The statement also stated that Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and honorary member of the Nobel Women`s Initiative, Aung San Suu Kyi also sent a video message emphasizing the critical importance of ending sexual violence in conflict.

On 26 May, which was declared as international day of action against sexual violence in conflict, the three Nobel Peace Laureates called upon concerned people and nations from around the world to TAKE A STAND to end rape in war, it added.

Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network who participated in the conference spoke about the situation in Manipur and in India`s Northeast Region and the non-violent ways of unique protests in which women in Manipur and Northeast India have undertaken to respond to sexual violence against women in conflict zones, the statement added.

A declaration was also unanimously adopted at the historic conference which called up Government of India, Manipur and other Northeast Indian states and also to non-state armed groups to stop violence against women in conflict areas and work to protect women.

According to the statement, the conference has resolved that, “We, 120 women from 33 countries including three women Nobel Peace Laureates gathered at the conference “Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict” in Montebello, Canada, May 23-25, 2011, call upon the Governments of India and the state of Manipur and other Northeast Indian states and non-state armed groups operating in the region to end violence against women in Manipur and Northeast India. We declare our solidarity with Irom Sharmila and hundreds of thousands of women in Manipur and India`s Northeast region who have non-violently resisted militarization in the name of insurgency and counter-insurgency. We call upon the Government of India to uphold its democratic values by repealing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958. We call on all parties to cease attacks on the civilian population and seek peaceful solutions”.

Bomb attack decried
Imphal, May 30 (Newmai News Network): The Ukhrul District Congress Committee and also the North East chapter of Jesus Gospel Ministry (JGM-NE) have condemned the bomb attack at the office of Autonomous District Council (ADC) located at Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal on May 28.

Three persons–a woman and her two daughters–were injured in the explosion on Saturday morning. Till date no organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Ukhrul District Congress Committee termed the Saturday incident as “undesirable bomb attacking culture targetting the innocent people. The Commiittee then appealed those elements responsible for such act to abstain from repeating in future.

Meanwhile, the Jesus Gospel Ministry-North East India (JGM-NEI) while asking the people involved in the May 28 incident to identify themselves, has said that such act is against any religion. “No religion permits such cruelty,” said Ashang Kasar who is the director of the JGM-NEI. He also said that acts of violence will not bring any good for the society but only more problems.

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Club propagates cycling as key transport

IMPHAL, May 30: The Manipur Cycle Club held its ‘Critical Mass II’ on May 29. The event was participated by around 50 cyclists, and the ride began from DM College… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: The Manipur Cycle Club held its ‘Critical Mass II’ on May 29. The event was participated by around 50 cyclists, and the ride began from DM College of Science and passed through Thangal and Paona Bazar.

According to a release of the club, after passing through Singjamei, the ride ended at Yaiskul Oil pump where a BMX and skating show took place as a way to attract passers by. Leaflets promoting cycling as a means of transport were also distributed.

The next Critical Mass III will be on June 26 and those interested may contact Manipur Cycle Club at 2445134. Critical Mass is a cycling event, which happens on the last Sunday of every month, where cycle enthusiasts get together to promote cycling as the key means of transport, added the release.

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ADC members condemn blast at their Khuman Lampak office

IMPHAL, May 30: The Members of Autonomous district councils has strongly condemn the bomb blast that shook the ADC office of Khuman Lampak injuring three women of a family terming… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: The Members of Autonomous district councils has strongly condemn the bomb blast that shook the ADC office of Khuman Lampak injuring three women of a family terming the act a heinous crime acted upon the members, staff and innocent people.

A statement jointly signed by vice chairman, ADC Ukhrul and chairman ADC Senapati, stated that a joint meeting of ADC members was conveyed at the office of the Khuman Lampak wherein the members resolved to vehemently condemn the act terming it inhumane.

It appealed the individual/group responsible for the attack to come forward, with their reasons behind such an extreme act, for peaceful dialogue and bring about amicable solution with mutual understanding and maturity. Such barbaric threat or human rights violation activities can never bring any lasting and peaceful solution it said adding the act will only create more problems in the society.

The ADC members maintained that the most urgent need of our society today is development and peace. Any attack on the life of people who are in the front line for development is a direct attack on the life of common mass and so such hindrance to development should not be encouraged by the society at any cost.

It conveyed that the ADC have been restored for local self governance after a gap of 20 years to provide direct benefits to the people from the grass root level in the development aspects.

More powers and facilities are already devolved to which is the top priority of our society. Various works implementation have already started in the villages, blocks and districts level. Therefore, common people are urged to support ADC members in implementing various developmental works which are solely meant for the mass who have the right to enjoy such benefits.

It further appeal the government to bring the culprits to book at the earliest so that such anti social activities are nor repeated and also to provide a sense of security to the members in the near future.

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Henry claims his guards not first to open fire

IMPHAL, May 30: In relation to the shoot out incident that occurred on the night of May 28 at Maring Lane, New Checkon under Wangkhei A/C, a press conference was… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: In relation to the shoot out incident that occurred on the night of May 28 at Maring Lane, New Checkon under Wangkhei A/C, a press conference was held at the residence of O. Henry social worker today in the regard.

He clarified that he had no knowledge of the incident and was not involved in any way. He added that he came to the area after receiving due information from a civil organization that an unwanted incident has happened in the vicinity of Maring Lane. Responding to the appeal, Henry approached the area but found minister Y Irabot and his escort team were already their. Some shots were fired by Irabot’s escort first and in self defense his escort also fired some rounds in the air, he maintained.

He stated that the charges framed against his workers to abduct some persons are baseless and no such incident took place, he had left the area after being advised by security personnel to leave the spot for security reasons and he had acknowledged it, he further added.

But he went to the spot yesterday and met with several civil organizations of Maring Lane and further told them to bring an end to the issue so as to enable peace to return to the area.

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Tourism could be a big factor towards economic development in state: Governor

IMPHAL, May 30: “Arts and Culture do not develop in an atmosphere of neglect, depreciation or contempt however it will never suffer from over-appreciation. We should do everything in our… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: “Arts and Culture do not develop in an atmosphere of neglect, depreciation or contempt however it will never suffer from over-appreciation.

We should do everything in our power to encourage arts and culture which will help in making Manipur even more organized and cultured” said Gurbachand Jagat, Governor of Manipur and chairman of Manipur State Kala Akedemi in his speech as the chief guest of an award presentation ceremony which was held at the JNMDA auditorium this evening.

The presentation of Akedemi fellows and Award ceremony for 2009 was organized by the Manipur State Kala Akedemi, Imphal.

Praising the development of Arts and culture, and sports movement in the state the Governor added that Manipur needs nothing else from any one but peace and tranquility to go forward.

He also opined that the state has the added advantages for economic gains if proper infrastructural initiatives for tourism are implemented. He further added that the state is a force to reckon with in sports and culture in the country and the same effect could be exerted in the economic front too.

During the ceremony, the Manipur State Kala Akedemi confered two fellows and awarded fifteen state award to various renowned personalities of the state in different categories in recognition of their contributions and dedications in their respective fields.

The fellowships were conferred to Rk. Danisana, in recognition of his versatility as a dancer and a performing artiste and Elangbam Sonamani Singh for his eminent and invaluable contributions in the field of culture and literature.

The awards were awarded in the field of dance, music, theatre, shumang leela, folk music (Penna), narrative arts (Wari- Leeba), martial art (Thang- ta), tribal culture, literature and fine arts. The Akedemi also conferred an Honourable mention to Laiphrakpam Ningol Oinam (o) Dhoni Devi in acknowledgement of her eminence and contributions in the field of Lai Haraoba Dance.

Later in the evening, different solo and group performing arts were presented. The function was attended by scholars, critics, well wishers and other invitees.

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Congress achieves absolute majority; Independents win eight seats

IMPHAL, May 30: With the end of counting of votes of the Imphal Municipal Council election this evening, the Indian National Congress has achieved the needed absolute majority by bagging… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: With the end of counting of votes of the Imphal Municipal Council election this evening, the Indian National Congress has achieved the needed absolute majority by bagging 14 seats out of the 27 available.
By attaining absolute majority, the party is now awaiting to stalk claim for administering the Imphal Municipal Council at the earliest possible.

Even as the party is all ecstatic on wining absolute majority, a blot in its time of winning is the fact that going out chairperson, RK Ranisana, who was contesting with a Congress ticket has been defeated by an Independent candidate Phurailatpam Prameshori Devi from ward No. 6.

According to an official report on the results of the election to the Imphal Municipal Council, while Congress has been able to bagged 14 seats, Independent candidates did well with eight Independent candidates winning from their respective wards.

Meanwhile NCP could win in only two wards and BJP, CPI and newly floated Trinamool Congress could just win one each.

According the official report, Soraisam Binarani Devi an INC candidate was elected as councilors from Ward No.1 along with Yendrembam Premila and Ajit Panmei as Ward Development Committee.

In Ward No 2, Independent candidate, Thokchom Purnachandra Singh was elected as councillor along with Thokchom Suresh Singh and Ngangbam Dhananjoy Singh as members of WDC.

Hijam Nutunchandra an independednt candidate was elected from ward No.3 along with Thangjam Ongbi Manimala Devi and Khumbongmayum Gambhir as members of WDC of the ward, while L Arenkumar Singh an INC candidate was elected from Ward No. 4, along with Ayekpam Winny Singh and Haorongbam Santosh as members of WDC.

Ph. Baleshwar Sharma an INC candidate from Ward No 5 along with Hajarimayum Bobby Sharma and Santosh Nameirakpam as members of WDC of the ward while Phurailatpam Praneshori Devi an independent candidate was elected from ward No. 6 along with Tourangbam Indrajit and Y Leibakleima as members of WDC.

Kongbrailatpam Priyosakhi Devi another independent candidate from Ward No. 7 alongwith Khwairakpam Ranjit Singh and A Manisana were elected as councilor and WDC members of the ward respectively.

K Tikendra Singh an INC candidate for Ward No. 8 along with Sorokhaibam Nanao along with Kanagabam Shatish were elected as councilor and members of WDC of the ward respectively.

Soram Sunilkumar INC candidate for Ward No.9 alongwith Kangabam Rajen and Thokchom Chandrashakhi Devi were elected as councilor and as members of WDC of the wards respectively.

From Ward no 10, Salam Tiken Singh of INC along with Sanjenbam Seityabarta Meitei and Wangkhem Devaraj Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively.

Pheiroijam Memchoubi Devi, NCP candidate for Ward No. 11, along with Mongjam Arunkumar and L Shantikumar were elected as councilor and members of the WDC respectively.

From Ward No 12, Ahanthem Romakanta Singh of INC along with Elangbam Chandikumar Singh and Potsangbam Shreekanta Singh were elected as councilor and members of the WDC respectively while N Raghumani Singh another INC candidate along with Thokchom Jefri Meitei and Huiningsumbam Shantikumar Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC of Ward No. 13.

Samom Reeta of INC along with Laimayum Rajeev Sharma and RK Bhubaneshwore were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively from Ward No 14 while Leishangthem Gyanendra Singh a candidate of the All India Trimamool Congress along with Salam Sushilkumar and M Sadananda Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC of ward No 15.

According to the official report, M Shuvaschandra an Independent candidate from Ward No. 16 along with M Santosh and L Romen Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively while RK Bimolini Devi another Independent candidate from ward No. 17 along with Thokchom Joychandra Singh and Aheibam Panthoi Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively. Meanwhile Kalanchonglu Gangmei an INC candidate from ward No. 24 along with Raja Dangmei and Rajen Gangmei were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively while Thangbaljao Phaomei another INC candidate from Ward No. 25 was declared uncontested for the councilor, while Chungjanglung Phaomei and M Jiten Singh were elected as members of the ward.
Soraisam Memsana Devi a candidate of CPI from ward No. 27 along with Akoijam Manglem and Arubam Komol Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively.
As per the official result of the election of the seven wards in Imphal East district, Aribam Nimai Sharma an INC candidate was declared elected as councilor for ward No 18 along with Khangembam Dilip Singh and Wahengbam Tomba Singh as WDC members of the ward.

Yumlembam Ratikanta a BJP candidate from Ward No. 19 was elected as councilor while Thongam Gobind Singh and Phanjoubam Chindanand Singh were elected as WDC members of the ward.

Loukrakpam Ongbi Tombi Devi an INC candidate from ward No 20 along with Khuraijam Bhogen Singh and Huidrom Noren were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively while Kshetrimayum Umesh Singh another INC candidate from ward No. 21 along with Dayanand and Phukhrambam Suraj Singh were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively.

Ngamminlun Kipgen an IND candidate along with Abdul Helim and L(O) Ranjana Devi were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively from Ward No 22.

In Ward No 23, Birjit Lousambam a candidate of NCP along with Siakhom Sanjit and Ngangbam Binodini Devi were elected as councilor and as members of WDC respectively and M Majakhon another Independent candidate along with Ngangom Ranjan and Lansingngam Kamson were declared elected as councilors and members of the Ward Development Committee members from Ward No 26.

It may be mentioned that a total of 272 candidates including 93 candidates for councilor and 179 candidates for members of WDC had contested for the available 27 councilor seats of Councilors and 54 members of Ward Development Committee.

The said IMC election was held on May 25 peacefully under tight security blanket, while counting of votes had begun since May 29.

Bengal beat Manipur 2-1 in final, retain Santosh Trophy
Guwahati, May 30 (Agencies): Bengal today retained the Santosh Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Manipur in the summit clash to win their 31st title of the national championships here today.

Strikers Branco Cardozo (21st minute) and Budhiram Tudu (48th) scored for Bengal while Manipur pulled one back through Nabachandra Singh in the 75th minute at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Manipur were playing in only their second final after winning the title in 2002.

Both the teams started on an aggressive note. While Manipur went all out for an early goal, Bengal preferred to play sensibly and gained in confidence as they played the waiting game.

Branco put Bengal ahead in the 21st minute. He blasted a Francis Fernandes pass from the top of the box as Bengal went into the interval with a one-goal lead.

After changing ends, Bengal doubled the lead in the 48th minute. Midfielder Budhiram Tudu found the back of the net when he tapped in from close.

With no other option left, Manipur went all out. And it paid dividends when Nabachandra Singh reduced the margin in the 75th minute. Inspired by the goal, Manipur launched a series of attacks to restore parity but it all came a bit too late.

Bangal now have won their second consecutive title after a lull of 11 years since emerging champions in 1999. In the last edition, Bengal had beaten Punjab 2-0 in the final to regain the trophy.

Manipur ultras sought Maoist, separatists links
New Delhi , May 30 (Hindustan Times): Despite being approached by several ‘foreign’ elements, a key Northeastern insurgent outfit had expressed strong reservations about accepting any such help, and instead focused on forging close links with the Kashmir separatists and the Maoist movement. A June 18, 2010 letter written by United National Liberation Front (UNLF) chairman Rajkumar Sanayaima aka Meghen to the head of another Manipur outfit — Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), said: “As part of a revolutionary struggle for Kashmir and us, it is necessary to help in strengthening the Indian Maoist structure. This concept seems to be very new to them. I sat with them many times.”

UNLF is one of the oldest insurgent outfits in the northeast with about 2,500 armed cadres, operating out of camps located in Myanmar .

In the letter, Meghen talks about a series of meetings in 2009 where Kashmiri separatists and Maoists had assured cooperation and support.

The leader also wrote about the need to take help from similar minded organisations but not from “foreign” powers because of two reasons: these powers only served their own needs and unity was not possible among the leaders of the northeastern insurgent groups.

“One important weakness faced by us is the inability of the groups mainly the leaders to unite,” he wrote.

By foreign powers, the UNLF chairman indicated state or non-state elements in Bangladesh , Pakistan , China and Myanmar.

In the letter, the leader speaks of an elderly man from Pakistan who had approached UNLF, whom Meghen expressedly asks his cadres not to trust.

A person by the name of Gong Jian, had also approached the outfit seeking detailed response to a questionnaire on the insurgent outfit’s aims, commitment, capacity, network and requirements, and who promises support and help if the answers are satisfactory.

Meghen, looked up to as a prime strategist by the insurgent groups in the northeast, is now in custody.

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Win indication of party’s popularity: Gaikhangam

IMPHAL, May 30: With the Congress dominating the just held IMC election by achieving the needed absolute majority of 14 seats, MPCC president Gaikhangam has stated that it is only… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 30: With the Congress dominating the just held IMC election by achieving the needed absolute majority of 14 seats, MPCC president Gaikhangam has stated that it is only an indication of impending victory for the party in the coming 2012 general election in the state.

The president was briefing mediapersons during a pres conference conveyed this evening at the Congress Bhavan, regarding the easy win of the party in the IMC election.

Further speaking at the conference he maintained that the easy victory of the party shows that the people of the state still have belief and faith in the party.

He also added that taking serious concern over the people’s aspiration, his party will try to go ahead with the developmental works in the state.

He also mentioned that there the party will be reinstating a Congress led administration in the Imphal Municipal Council and will work harder than before in delivering services for the welfare of the people in terms of development in the years to come.

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Cops bust gang that stole 85 bikes in three months – Times of India

Cops bust gang that stole 85 bikes in three monthsTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: Police have busted a gang of motorcycle thieves in south Delhi which stole bikes in Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and disposed them of in Lillong, Manipur, by transportin…

Cops bust gang that stole 85 bikes in three months
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NEW DELHI: Police have busted a gang of motorcycle thieves in south Delhi which stole bikes in Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and disposed them of in Lillong, Manipur, by transporting these through railway booking. One of the gang members,
Inter-state autolifters gang busted, 33 bikes recoveredHindustan Times

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Bengal win Santosh Trophy – Daily News & Analysis

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NPF unit not a matter of concern, says AMUCO – E-Pao.net

KanglaOnlineNPF unit not a matter of concern, says AMUCOE-Pao.netAMUCO would fight all challenges and threats to the integrity of Manipur resulting from activities of any community working for their own aggrandisement. "As for the recent visit of …


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NPF unit not a matter of concern, says AMUCO
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AMUCO would fight all challenges and threats to the integrity of Manipur resulting from activities of any community working for their own aggrandisement. "As for the recent visit of Nagaland Chief Minister and the opening of the Manipur State unit of
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Emerging new market for toppers ? – E-Pao.net

Emerging new market for toppers ?E-Pao.netImphal, May 30 2011: To enhance their reputation and attract more students, there is growing suspicion over the prevalence of a new strategy of 'buying' toppers in class X by offering upto Rs 2 lakh in …

Emerging new market for toppers ?
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Imphal, May 30 2011: To enhance their reputation and attract more students, there is growing suspicion over the prevalence of a new strategy of 'buying' toppers in class X by offering upto Rs 2 lakh in some private Higher Secondary Schools in Manipur.
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WHY THERE WILL BE MANIPUR FOREVER – UNDIVIDED

By: Dr Irengbam Mohendra Singh There is an ongoing tripartite talk to discuss the demand of the UNC for the separation/secession of Naga inhabited areas of Manipur from Manipur itself…. Read more »

By: Dr Irengbam Mohendra Singh

There is an ongoing tripartite talk to discuss the demand of the UNC for the separation/secession of Naga inhabited areas of Manipur from Manipur itself.

I have a gut feeling that whatever the outcome of the talk, the boundary of Manipur is inviolable.
‘Manipur’ is for all the Manipuris while archaic ‘Kangleipak’ is for the Meiteis, incorporating the Imphal valley. It was the water-filled Imphal valley that dried up, not the hills.

The equally archaic word ‘Meetei’ of the Poireiton period should be replaced by the smarter modern ‘Meitei’ (Meithei in old English), in the same way ‘Yumphal’ is replaced by Imphal. ‘Meitei’ is not a phonetically corrupted ‘Meetei’. It is a word inducement – an act of bringing a desired result in phonetics. All school children should be taught to use the word Meitei, because it is modern. If you type Meitei on a computer it will recognise it, but it will not recognise Meetei. Language is constantly evolving by natural selection and by omitting language that is not articulated. Examples are Archaic English, Old English and Modern English.
Old is not always gold. Old age is not synonymous with intellectual maturity. It may be the other way round because of senility. But what has this tripartite talk got to do with my “gut feeling”?

Gut feeling is intuition, meaning looking inside. It deals with our innate sense of right or wrong. The energy created by the ‘Chakras’ (wheels in Yoga) and the way they channel it is felt as odd sensations in our body.
Knowledge of the Chakras was first formalised by Patanjali about 3,000 years ago. The third centre (chakra) in our subtle system is called “nabhi” or “Manipur” chakra. Its physical location is at about the level of the navel. It looks after several important aspects of our being, primarily with the organs of digestion but also with our sense of right or wrong – an odd sensation that we feel in our gut. This is the gut-feeling. This is all I have about the end-result of the tripartite talk. You may call it intuition.
Gut Feeling

“Gut Feeling”
I have full understanding of the UNC challenge. Their demand arose from an innate desire to identify with their gut feeling and a longing to maintain a good social order with fellow ethnic Nagas of Nagaland. But my empathy does not play a role in judgement of the subject of disintegration of Manipur or alteration of its boundary.

My article argues logically why the “territory” of Manipur that covers the hills and the plain can not be transgressed. That is, it must stay in status quo forever.

Since the fag end of the crisis-ridden 20th century, everyday, the political and ethnic dissonance continues to mount secessionist movements all over the world, either to achieve politically independent governments or ethnically homogenous communities – from Bosnia and Chechnya to Sri Lanka; from Francophones in Quebec, Canada to Basques in Escudo, Spain.

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union there are more than 60 countries, one-third of all the members in the United Nations that are operating either for full sovereignty or lesser degrees of political self-determination.

Even the disgruntled taxpayers on Staten Island want to secede or demand greater autonomy from New York. A lot of progressive Americans started talking seriously of secession, such as the Texas Nationalist Movement.

Attempts at or aspirations of secession from the United States have been a feature of the country’s politics. The United States Supreme Court ruled unilateral secession unconstitutional while commenting that revolution or consent of the states could lead to a successful secession.

The swelling number of secessionist movements has evoked a vigorous response from political philosophers but with no right political answer in sight.

The basic concept of ‘territory’ concerns itself with water, food, shelter, clothing and economics for survival though there are variable concepts of territory. With these in mind I intend to build up a valid argument from true premises, and arrive at a true conclusion through inference that the territorial integrity of Manipur could not be violated.

Under international law ‘territorial integrity’ is the principle that nation-states should not attempt to promote secessionist movements or to promote changes in other nation-states.

In recent years there has been tension between this principle and the concept of ‘humanitarian intervention’ under Article 73.b of the United Nations Charter – “to develop self-government to take account of the political aspirations of the peoples.”

However, territorial integrity and humanitarian intervention collided head-on in the Kosovo War in 1998-99 between ethnic Albanians (Muslim) and Serbs (Christian) causing the death of 150-250,000 people.

The history of the Concept of Territory and its evolution is a vast subject with varying degrees of agreement and disagreement and newer concepts such as “Palestine” territorial concept, which simply refer to one’s native home, place and birth.

The territorial concept is a spatial concept. Space has long been studied in relationship with geography, economy, and management. Though some effort has been made to define space there is still lack of definition in a world where spatial actions are more and more global.

The newer concepts complicate the environment of Manipur where relationship with space for a composite Manipur (Hills and valley) is no longer a simple question of preserving space but a legitimate proposal to keep the right conditions which emerge from proximities (Gael Le Boulch).

The concept of territory is not only spatial but also a product of human imagination and beliefs. It is closely linked with sovereignty. This is the Meitei territorial concept of Manipur.

The territorial concept endorses a set of properties attached to a complex system (Monk 2000), referring to structure and dynamics, putting forward the question of time irreversibility and its necessity to be taken into account.

The Territorial concept of the Meiteis also means an embryonic territorial awareness, though reference to social awareness rather than to political one, which has been accepted and defended from time immemorial and is irreversible.

In the history of redefining territory with political integrity by many political units claiming a definite territory by intrusion into another territory where there are a co-ethnic settlements, was regarded as an act of war. This is similar to the current territorial redefining
of the NNC (IM) with an intrusion in Manipur’s territory where there are ethnic Nagas.

The question of Manipur’s territorial integrity claim must be viewed from the perspective of Indian constitution, age-old boundary of Manipur (as in the present map) demarcated in 1881 by a Boundary Commission under James Johnstone, and “the state of Manipur”, the sovereignty of which was handed over to Maharaja Bodhchandra at 12 midnight, Thursday August 28 1947, including the Hills that had been under British control.

Thus the territorial claim by the NNC (IM) like the ‘Chinese Irritable Border Syndrome’, with collusion of some Nagas of Manipur (UNC) is in international law, an act of aggression, to the Meiteis, Kukis, Pangals and the smaller tribes who have been living peacefully in Manipur for a few thousand years.

When the right of self-determination is invoked by secessionist ethnic groups, the state almost always invokes the principles of the territorial integrity of the state and the inviolability of its borders. It is a violation of international law to recognize unilateral declarations of independence by secessionist groups and territories against the wishes of federal or central governments who are engaged in resisting the separatists.

While the Constitution of India does not allow Indian states to secede from the union, a large percentage of the population in India would choose to secede from their respective nation states if given the opportunity. This is not a simple option.

In the continuing wind of change for secession all over the world the government of Manipur
should tread softly-softly by seeking a formula to appease the UNC at the tripartite talk, perhaps an ethnofederal relationship without disintegrating Manipur. They need to formulate conflict-sensitive approaches that enable mediation and dialogue to take place.

In conclusion, we must resist the well-known view of German anarchist Gustav Landauer (1870-1819): “The state is a condition, a certain relationship between beings, a mode of
behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.”

We are all together in this land of Sana leibak Manipur and we will keep the integrity of Manipur intact forever.

In order to present my line of reasoning in a logical and consistent fashion I have approached my arguments with such a strong attitude without ignoring evidence that contradict other people’s thinking.

But as TS Eliot pointed out, between the thought and action falls the shadow as does between idea and reality. I find it easy enough to will the end but can I will the means?

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

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