AMCO hosts church leaders’ consultation programme

A one day consultation programme for church pastors, deacons and youth members was organised by the All Manipur Christian Organisation AMCO on the them of ‘contemporary issues’ on July 19 at Tamenglong district Hqs Source The Sangai Express

A one day consultation programme for church pastors, deacons and youth members was organised by the All Manipur Christian Organisation AMCO on the them of ‘contemporary issues’ on July 19 at Tamenglong district Hqs Source The Sangai Express

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Joint DirectorPlanning Department sets record straight on BADP

Setting the record straight with regard to BADP work scheme for Sihai village of Ukhrul district, Joint Director of Planning Department N Kulkarani Devi has clarified that BADP schemes are approved and implemented for border villages as per the guideli…

Setting the record straight with regard to BADP work scheme for Sihai village of Ukhrul district, Joint Director of Planning Department N Kulkarani Devi has clarified that BADP schemes are approved and implemented for border villages as per the guidelines Feb, 2009 of Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs within 0 15 km distance from the International border, taking first village as 0 km distance from the border Source The Sangai Express

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Tamil Sangam demands release of V Shekhar

In addition to the 48 hours bandh being enforced in the border town of Moreh since 6 am yesterday against the arrest of V Shekhar, a protest demonstration was staged today at Moreh Gurudwara under the aegis of Tamil Sangam and Border Trade and Chamber …

In addition to the 48 hours bandh being enforced in the border town of Moreh since 6 am yesterday against the arrest of V Shekhar, a protest demonstration was staged today at Moreh Gurudwara under the aegis of Tamil Sangam and Border Trade and Chamber of Commerce for the same cause Source The Sangai Express

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Center yet to spell out which faction is r ecognized DGP Kire

Nagaland Director General of Police DGP , K Kire, IPS, admitted that there had been confusion as to how they would dealt with which group of the newly split factions GPRN NSCN and NSCN K Source NEPS

Nagaland Director General of Police DGP , K Kire, IPS, admitted that there had been confusion as to how they would dealt with which group of the newly split factions GPRN NSCN and NSCN K Source NEPS

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KCP leader Sunil brought back

Sunil Meitei, the leader of a faction of the proscribed KCPMTF, who was arrested by a combined team of Delhi police, Karnataka police and 16 Maratha Light Infantry from a place in Bangalore on the night of June 29, has been brought to Imphal today So…

Sunil Meitei, the leader of a faction of the proscribed KCPMTF, who was arrested by a combined team of Delhi police, Karnataka police and 16 Maratha Light Infantry from a place in Bangalore on the night of June 29, has been brought to Imphal today Source The Sangai Express

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Urea procurement reaches 6741 metric tonnes

After taking into account the quantity of urea needed by farmers of the State, urea procured by the State has reached 6741 metric tonnes Source The Sangai Express

After taking into account the quantity of urea needed by farmers of the State, urea procured by the State has reached 6741 metric tonnes Source The Sangai Express

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AR pitches for IndoSino border watch No common meeting point between Defence Ministry and Home Ministry

Even as the Assam Rifles has pitched in to be handed over the operational control of defending the Indo China border Actual Line of Control as well, the Government of India is faced with the task of drawing up the measures for handing over the task o…

Even as the Assam Rifles has pitched in to be handed over the operational control of defending the Indo China border Actual Line of Control as well, the Government of India is faced with the task of drawing up the measures for handing over the task of defending Indo Myanmar border to BSF Source The Sangai Express Agencies

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Flood exacts heavy price in valley areas

Besides inundation of several residential pockets in the valley areas, particularly in the twin capital districts, incessant rainfall in the past few days has resulted in massive devastation of food crops and fish farms in many rural areas even as majo…

Besides inundation of several residential pockets in the valley areas, particularly in the twin capital districts, incessant rainfall in the past few days has resulted in massive devastation of food crops and fish farms in many rural areas even as major rivers of the State are flowing in full spate Source The Sangai Express

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“Center yet to spell out which faction is recognized”: Nagaland DGP Kire

By Oken Jeet Sandham KOHIMA, Jul 21 (NEPS): Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP), K Kire, IPS, admitted that there had been confusion as to how they would dealt with… Read more »

Nagaland DGP K Kire, IPS (NEPS Photo)

Nagaland DGP K Kire, IPS (NEPS Photo)

By Oken Jeet Sandham

KOHIMA, Jul 21 (NEPS): Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP), K Kire, IPS, admitted that there had been confusion as to how they would dealt with which group of the newly split factions—GPRN/NSCN and NSCN (K).

Disclosing this to NEPS here today, the DGP said now the new faction of Naga underground came up and occupied the Khehoi Camp which is a designated camp for the NSCN (K). “There are also other designated camps but they are occupied by other forces,” he said and asking “What is the stand of the Government of India (GOI) vis-à-vis the split group.”

“Nobody knows the status of this new group,” Kire disclosed. “The GOI has not spelled out which faction is recognized.”

Asked if he foresaw any unwanted development between the two factions, the DGP said some unwanted situation might come up as the two factions were poised to confront each other any time anywhere. “But we are fully prepared to control the situation and maintain the law and order in the state,” the Police chief asserted.

He, however, made it very clear that for them as law enforcing agencies in the State, they did not differentiate any faction or groups while dealing with them. “For us, anybody committing crimes irrespective of their group affiliations, they are dealt with as per the laws of the land. Our actions as law enforcing agencies in the state should not be misconstrued,” he pointed out. “We are performing our duties.”

On the allegation hurled by the NSCN (K) that the State police had provided escorts to the cadres of the GPRN/NSCN to Khehoi camp, the DGP answered, “We are only following instructions from the Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG).”

He said the requisition of providing escorts to the faction (GPRN/NSCN) came from the CFMG Chairman. This group went to CFMG Chairman and requesting him to provide escort for their movement. “So we only do the job when such instructions came from him (CFMG Chairman),” the DGP revealed.

At the same time, N Kitovi Zhimomi, General Secretary of the GPRN/NSCN moved around in various districts consulting his friends. And one such move was he (Kitovi) went to Mon and picked up Kholie Konyak, Kire stated and admitted that “We didn’t know all these.”

“The state government didn’t come there. We have got nothing to do with it. We never knew it,” he stated.

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Masters devote lives to dance forms – Calcutta Telegraph

Masters devote lives to dance formsCalcutta TelegraphAt the invitation of the ministry of cultural affairs of the Assam government, Borbayan performed three bhaonas in Manipur, Bijni (now in Chirang district) and Guwahati. Then the ministry gave him re…

Masters devote lives to dance forms
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At the invitation of the ministry of cultural affairs of the Assam government, Borbayan performed three bhaonas in Manipur, Bijni (now in Chirang district) and Guwahati. Then the ministry gave him responsibility of training students on ankiya naat and

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Cosmopolitan thrash Uchekon – Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta TelegraphCosmopolitan thrash UchekonCalcutta TelegraphImphal, July 21: Cosmopolitan Youth Club Wangkhei thrashed Uchekon Youth Athletic Club by 13-1 goals in the Super Six Hockey Manipur Champion's Trophy at Khuman Lampak hockey stadium to…


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Cosmopolitan thrash Uchekon
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Imphal, July 21: Cosmopolitan Youth Club Wangkhei thrashed Uchekon Youth Athletic Club by 13-1 goals in the Super Six Hockey Manipur Champion's Trophy at Khuman Lampak hockey stadium today. Uchekon Youth blamed their poor performance on missing key

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`Major reforms in education system` – KanglaOnline

`Major reforms in education system`KanglaOnlineIMPHAL July 20: Major reform in the state education system is in the offing, expressed DD Thasii, minister of education, Manipur while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the 18th annual prize dist…

`Major reforms in education system`
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IMPHAL July 20: Major reform in the state education system is in the offing, expressed DD Thasii, minister of education, Manipur while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the 18th annual prize distribution function organized by the Council of
64 outstanding students awarded by CHSEMMorungExpress

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Autonomy Relook

In the wake of the development in Darjeeling, where administration in the Gorkha Hill Council has been purportedly given more autonomy without severing the territory from West Bengal, Manipur and… Read more »

In the wake of the development in Darjeeling, where administration in the Gorkha Hill Council has been purportedly given more autonomy without severing the territory from West Bengal, Manipur and all the other states where demands for new administrative arrangements exists, ought to give new attention to the problem. The talks are, the demand for a Telengana state carved out of Andhra Pradesh is also headed for a similar settlement to that of the Gorkhas. A little caveat needs to be thrown in here. Manipur should also prepare for an overhaul of its own administration to accommodate the aspirations of the hill people, who incidentally, rightly or wrongly, suffer from an acute sense of deprivation. Developmental disparity there are between the hill and the valley, but here it must have to be added, as we had pointed out before in these columns, the disparity is not so much between the hill districts and the valley districts, but between Imphal and the rest. But this is understandable, for Imphal is the capital city. Still, despite this tendency amongst the hill community to accentuate their sense of alienation on account of this rather faulty and unfair comparison between their districts and Imphal, the grant of a greater degree of autonomy to the hills is the need of the hour. Self determination is not so much about material benefits but a state of mind in which those given autonomy are made to feel their own accountability in their failure or success.

There is however a unique problem Manipur would face. The centrifugal forces working to tear the state apart are multiple. Even as powerful Naga civil society organisations, headed by the United Naga Council, UNC, are campaigning for a “separate arrangement” in the administration of the “Naga areas” of the state, the Kukis too are now raising the pitch of a similar demand for the “Kuki areas”. It goes without saying that there would be more such demands should there be signs that these earlier demands are showing positive results. Again, it would do everybody good to be wary that “Naga areas” and “Kuki areas” overlap considerably in many regions, and indeed this lesson was learnt the hard way on many occasions in recent history, the most brutal of which was the bloody feud between Naga and Kuki villagers in the earlier part of the 1990s. Again, contrary to what is now being claimed, it is not the state government, or the people of the valley, which foiled earlier nearly successful move to introduce the 6th Schedule provisions in the hills. Instead it was a disagreement on the inclusion of Sadar Hills as the sixth Autonomous District Council under the schedule, by powerful Naga lobbies, again led by the UNC. This was so because Sadar Hills which is virtually a Kuki region was claimed to be Naga territory. This happened in the 1990s when a Naga, Rishang Keishing, was chief minister, and another Naga, Meijinlung Kamson was Union minister of state for internal affairs, and if the ground was clear of the controversy mentioned, it would have been smooth sailing, and the hills would have come under this autonomy arrangement long ago. But that promising move was still born. The point to be pondered on now is precisely whether the ground is clear for another attempt at introducing this autonomy model?

Without resorting to any blame game, let the present government give another attempt at federalising its administration by seeking to give more autonomy to the hills. Apart from a consideration of upgrading the current Autonomous District Council to those under the 6th Schedule, the government could for instance split up some of its key directorates, such as education and sports etc, into two so that there is one each for the hills and valley. There could for instance be an education directorate (hills) and education directorate (valley), both ultimately answerable to the Government of Manipur, and at some point having to sit for some common evaluation examinations so that the overall education system is to the extent possible, standardised. This autonomy move must also not be seen, or indeed amount to be, part of an appeasement policy. The rural valley districts are not much ahead of the hill districts, and in the deal there must be something to make the valley feel they too have benefited. For instance, the state reservation policy could be restructured. Since the hills administration would probably be largely reserved for tribals, in education as well as employment, the reservation for schedule tribes in the valley could be reduced to the national standard of 7 percent and not the 33 percent the state currently follows. Any new policy introduced must be seen as fair by all, only then can it usher in stable peace in this trouble torn state.

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Bandh against Tamil leader’s arrest cripples Moreh town – Times of India

Bandh against Tamil leader's arrest cripples Moreh townTimes of IndiaIMPHAL: Life was paralyzed at Moreh in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Thursday, which happened to be the last day of a 48-hour bandh called in protest against…

Bandh against Tamil leader's arrest cripples Moreh town
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IMPHAL: Life was paralyzed at Moreh in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Thursday, which happened to be the last day of a 48-hour bandh called in protest against the recent arrest of V Sekhar, a leader of Tamil community hailing from the
Moreh Bandh: Trade activities hit for second dayAssam Tribune

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Bandh against Tamil leader’s arrest cripples Moreh town – Times of India

Bandh against Tamil leader's arrest cripples Moreh townTimes of IndiaIMPHAL: Life was paralyzed at Moreh in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Thursday, which happened to be the last day of a 48-hour bandh called in protest against…

Bandh against Tamil leader's arrest cripples Moreh town
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IMPHAL: Life was paralyzed at Moreh in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Thursday, which happened to be the last day of a 48-hour bandh called in protest against the recent arrest of V Sekhar, a leader of Tamil community hailing from the
Moreh Bandh: Trade activities hit for second dayAssam Tribune
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AIR Imphal News -21st July 2011 7.30 Evening

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

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

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AIR Imphal News -21st July 2011 7.30 Evening

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

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

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Cracks in Manipur Dam fight – MorungExpress

Cracks in Manipur Dam fightMorungExpressDimapur, July 21 (MExN): A village in Ukhrul district of Manipur, Chadong village, today expressed support to the Mapithel Dam Affected Villages Organisation (MDAVO) to deal with the dam related issues but not a …

Cracks in Manipur Dam fight
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Dimapur, July 21 (MExN): A village in Ukhrul district of Manipur, Chadong village, today expressed support to the Mapithel Dam Affected Villages Organisation (MDAVO) to deal with the dam related issues but not a recently formed 'Mapithel/Thoubal Dam

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Arrested militant leader brought to Manipur – IBNLive.com

Arrested militant leader brought to ManipurIBNLive.comPTI | 07:07 PM,Jul 21,2011 Imphal, Jul 21 (PTI) Self-styled commander-in-chief of the banned Kangleipak Communist Party – Mobile Task Force (KCP-MTF) Sunil Meetei was today brought to Manipur from B…

Arrested militant leader brought to Manipur
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PTI | 07:07 PM,Jul 21,2011 Imphal, Jul 21 (PTI) Self-styled commander-in-chief of the banned Kangleipak Communist Party – Mobile Task Force (KCP-MTF) Sunil Meetei was today brought to Manipur from Bangalore where he had been arrested, official sources

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