AIR Imphal News -14th May 2011 7.30 Morning

Source:- AIR Imphal; Recorded by:- KO in public interest.

AIR News 7.30 a.m Source:- AIR Imphal; Recorded by:- KO in public interest.

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Mamata, Jaya crush Left, DMK; Congress sweeps Assam

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS): India was poised to get two more women chief ministers as Mamata Banerjee’s tsunami destroyed 34 years of Left rule in West Bengal while veteran… Read more »

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS): India was poised to get two more women chief ministers as Mamata Banerjee’s tsunami destroyed 34 years of Left rule in West Bengal while veteran J. Jayalalithaa pounded the corruption-tainted DMK in Tamil Nadu in a manner not predicted even by pundits.

The Congress, on the winning side in West Bengal but a loser in Tamil Nadu, managed a remarkable hat trick in Assam after decimating a divided opposition, but huffed and puffed before narrowly overcoming a fighting Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala.

In Puducherry, the last of five provinces which went to the polls in April-May, the Congress was unseated by a breakaway group which had teamed up with Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK.

Although it put up a brave face, there was more bad news for the Congress in the two Lok Sabha by-elections.

The Congress was humiliated in Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh — a development bound to cost the party dearly in the politically crucial state — and defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bastar in Chhattisgarh.

In Kadapa, the Congress candidate came second but lost his deposit after Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, son of the late chief minister Y.S.R. Rajasekhara Reddy, retained the seat with a record margin of 543,053 votes — three times the winning margin of 2009.

‘The Congress will have to introspect very seriously because it must be feeling a southern discomfort,’ political analyst G.V.L. Narasimha Rao told IANS. ‘Assam is very good news for the Congress but it deserves no credit for Bengal. The south seems to be slipping away.’

Southern India had accounted for a solid 60 of the Lok Sabha seats the Congress won in 2009 — a contribution that helped it retain power in New Delhi.

Without doubt, the most dramatic of victories Friday came from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

Riding on a wave of discontent against the Communists who had been in power in West Bengal since 1977, Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress delivered a mortal blow to the Left. The Trinamool bagged 181 of the state’s 294 seats while its ally Congress won 42. The Left got 61 seats, one of its worst performances in decades.

As tens of thousands of Trinamool supporters celebrated the fascinating win, particularly outside the Kolkata residence of Banerjee, Biman Bose of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) admitted it was a rout.

Banerjee, who is expected to resign as the railway minister to move to Kolkata to be the first woman chief minister of West Bengal, met Governor M.K. Narayanan Friday evening.

The Trinamool wave crushed the Marxists all over West Bengal, even in areas where the Communists had never before tasted defeat.
Even Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, whose aggressive policy of industrialization sparked off protests in rural areas that helped Banerjee to ultimately cripple the Left, was humbled in Jadavpore.

Equally sensational was the AIADMK juggernaut in Tamil Nadu, which swept away the DMK and its allies that included the Congress. After a landslide victory, AIADMK leader Jayalalitha vowed to rebuild the state even as the party made it clear that it would not share power with its allies.

Needing 118 seats to form a government, the AIADMK had captured 153 seats on its own while its alliance, which included actor Vijayakanth’s MDMK and the two Communist parties, had crossed the 200-mark.

A stunned DMK retreated into silence.

AIADMK MP V. Maitreyan said the Tamil Nadu vote was against ‘family rule’ — referring to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, his son and Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, central minister and elder son M.K. Alagiri and daughter M. Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha MP who faces possible arrest in the spectrum allocation scam.

The only cheer for Congress came in Assam where it bagged 78 of the 126 seats, a vast improvement on the last election, to come back to power for the third consecutive time.

While Congress Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi credited it to good governance, the opposition said the main reason were its divided ranks.

In Kerala too the Congress tasted victory but after many anxious hours — managing a majority of just one seat in a house of 140.

The new chief minister is expected to be Oommen Chandy of the Congress, which heads the victorious United Democratic Front (UDF). Most players in the state credited the Marxists’ stunning show to Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who at age 87 proved to be the Left’s biggest vote catcher.

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Woman UG activist arrested

IMPHAL, May 13: The Bishnupur District Police commandos conducted search operation at Nambol Makha Leikai and arrested a women activist of PREPAK, identified as Thounaojam (O) Bhanu alias Remina Devi,… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 13: The Bishnupur District Police commandos conducted search operation at Nambol Makha Leikai and arrested a women activist of PREPAK, identified as Thounaojam (O) Bhanu alias Remina Devi, 38, w/o Th Noren from Kongkham Awang Leikai.

A press release of the Bishnupur Police said ten live rounds of 9mm pistol was recovered from her possession.

It further mentioned that she disclosed that she was involved in extortion of money from Govt. officials and businessmen in Bishnupur District under the command of capt. Erei of PREPAK.

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Assurance to MGNREGS card holders distributed

Life and health assurance amounts were distributed to the nominees of 20 death MGNREGS card holders in two separate functions held in Bishnupur district today Source Hueiyen News Service

Life and health assurance amounts were distributed to the nominees of 20 death MGNREGS card holders in two separate functions held in Bishnupur district today Source Hueiyen News Service

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No widow pension scheme forms at Tamenglong, bodies take serious note

Taking serious note of non availability of District Social Welfare office staff and non availability of widow pension scheme forms at the concerned department, the Zeliangrong Student Union Manipur and Zeliangrong Youth Front Tamenglong zone have deman…

Taking serious note of non availability of District Social Welfare office staff and non availability of widow pension scheme forms at the concerned department, the Zeliangrong Student Union Manipur and Zeliangrong Youth Front Tamenglong zone have demanded to that the District Social welfare Officer Tamenglong and ICDS officials should be remain at station within five days with immediate effect from today Source The Sangai Express

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600 primary schools will be converted in to model school CM

Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh, today said that his government is considering for conversion of 600 primary schools into model schools with funding from the Centre Source Hueiyen News Service

Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh, today said that his government is considering for conversion of 600 primary schools into model schools with funding from the Centre Source Hueiyen News Service

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Singngat meet rejects HAA amendments

Alleging that the proposed the Manipur Hill Areas District Council Fourth Amendment, Act, 2011 has failed to address the core issue of giving legislative, judiciary and financial power to the ADCs and that the Manipur Village Authority in Hill Area…

Alleging that the proposed the Manipur Hill Areas District Council Fourth Amendment, Act, 2011 has failed to address the core issue of giving legislative, judiciary and financial power to the ADCs and that the Manipur Village Authority in Hill Areas Second Amendment Act, 2011 posed a direct threat to the existing traditional tribal Chieftainship institution and tribal right over land a tribal conclave held at Singngat rejected the said proposals in toto Source The Sangai Express S Singlianmang Guite

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Nine child labourers in hotels rescued, owners penalized

At least nine underage children, found engaged in hotels, were rescued in a series of drives conducted by a team of officials of the Labour Department in hotels in greater Imphal area Source Hueiyen News Service

At least nine underage children, found engaged in hotels, were rescued in a series of drives conducted by a team of officials of the Labour Department in hotels in greater Imphal area Source Hueiyen News Service

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Keirao demands better road

Lamenting over the deplorable condition of the roads in Keirao Assembly Constituency, denizens of the Assembly constituency have demanded the Government to take up construction work of the roads before the onset of rainy season Source The Sangai Exp…

Lamenting over the deplorable condition of the roads in Keirao Assembly Constituency, denizens of the Assembly constituency have demanded the Government to take up construction work of the roads before the onset of rainy season Source The Sangai Express

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State presses Centre for increasing PMGSY beneficiaries to 1000

Manipur government has submitted a proposal for increasing the number of beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme PMGSY from existing 500 to 1000 and enhancing of margin money to Rs 14 crore a year, said principal secretary …

Manipur government has submitted a proposal for increasing the number of beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme PMGSY from existing 500 to 1000 and enhancing of margin money to Rs 14 crore a year, said principal secretary Commerce and Industries , O Nabakishore today Source Hueiyen News Service

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Mamata storms Red bastion Cong gets Assam, Kerala

Breaking the Red citadel, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress ended the 34 year hegemony of the Left Front in West Bengal, while Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK scored a landslide victory to oust DMK from power in Tamil Nadu as results of the assembly elections…

Breaking the Red citadel, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress ended the 34 year hegemony of the Left Front in West Bengal, while Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK scored a landslide victory to oust DMK from power in Tamil Nadu as results of the assembly elections were out today Source The Sangai Express Press Trust of India

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Congress position improving Gaikhangam

When Congress’s position improves in election results for four states and one union territory declared today, the morale of the Congress in Manipur has been boost up Source Hueiyen News Service

When Congress’s position improves in election results for four states and one union territory declared today, the morale of the Congress in Manipur has been boost up Source Hueiyen News Service

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Dr Jamir suffers humiliating defeat in Aonglenden bypoll Congress alleges DAN for misuse of State machinery

Former Nagaland Chief Minister and ex Governor of Maharashtra Dr SC Jamir, who had contested as Congress I Candidate in the 26 Aonglenden Assembly by election on May 7, has lost to his lone NPF rival candidate Toshipokba by a margin of 1320 votes S…

Former Nagaland Chief Minister and ex Governor of Maharashtra Dr SC Jamir, who had contested as Congress I Candidate in the 26 Aonglenden Assembly by election on May 7, has lost to his lone NPF rival candidate Toshipokba by a margin of 1320 votes Source Oken Jeet Sandham NEPS

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Tipaimukh work discussed

A meeting chaired by Chief Secretary DS Poonia today has discussed issues related to starting construction work on the controversial Tipaimukh Multi purpose Power Project and Loktak Downstream Project Source The Sangai Express

A meeting chaired by Chief Secretary DS Poonia today has discussed issues related to starting construction work on the controversial Tipaimukh Multi purpose Power Project and Loktak Downstream Project Source The Sangai Express

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KLOKLA flays killing

Kuki armed outfit, KLO KLA has strongly condemned the killing of its president Paokhomang Khongsai and dumping his body underneath a culvert Source The Sangai Express

Kuki armed outfit, KLO KLA has strongly condemned the killing of its president Paokhomang Khongsai and dumping his body underneath a culvert Source The Sangai Express

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Imphal Municipal Council elections Make it free and fair Senior citizens

Expressing concern over the prevailing extravagant electioneering for the Imphal Municipal elections, Senior Citizens for Society is set to intimate the matter to the Election Commission of India Source The Sangai Express

Expressing concern over the prevailing extravagant electioneering for the Imphal Municipal elections, Senior Citizens for Society is set to intimate the matter to the Election Commission of India Source The Sangai Express

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CM highlights SPF’s education agenda

The process for upgradation of 600 primary schools which are under the Government into model schools has already been started with funding from Ministry of DoNER, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has informed Source The Sangai Express

The process for upgradation of 600 primary schools which are under the Government into model schools has already been started with funding from Ministry of DoNER, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has informed Source The Sangai Express

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Women vendors toil under sunrain at Lamphel market

While women vendors, who have been evicted from the street corners of Khwairamband Keithel area, are seemingly satisfied on being provided the open space near Shankar Talkies to earn livelihood absence of basic amenities at the new site have been cited…

While women vendors, who have been evicted from the street corners of Khwairamband Keithel area, are seemingly satisfied on being provided the open space near Shankar Talkies to earn livelihood absence of basic amenities at the new site have been cited as the main impediment in the womenfolk sustaining the trade Source The Sangai Express

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MPP sees winds of change in State

Buoyed by the change of governance in some State, that went to the polls and the results declared today, leaders of Manipur People’s Party MPP did not rule out winds of change sweeping here in Manipur as well Source The Sangai Express

Buoyed by the change of governance in some State, that went to the polls and the results declared today, leaders of Manipur People’s Party MPP did not rule out winds of change sweeping here in Manipur as well Source The Sangai Express

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Two vehicles smashed ahead of relaxation of bandh

Windshields of at least two Maruti vans carrying passengers were smashed by bandh supporters today at a place between Lokchao and Leingangtabi under Moreh police station as the indefinite bandh along the Imphal Moreh section of NH 39 was being enforced…

Windshields of at least two Maruti vans carrying passengers were smashed by bandh supporters today at a place between Lokchao and Leingangtabi under Moreh police station as the indefinite bandh along the Imphal Moreh section of NH 39 was being enforced Source Hueiyen News Service

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