3000 poultry culled in Tripura; birdflu contained within farm

New Delhi/Agartala, Feb 18 (Agencies): At least 3,000 poultry, including chickens and ducks, were today culled in Tripura to control further spread of the birdflu from a government duck farm… Read more »

New Delhi/Agartala, Feb 18 (Agencies): At least 3,000 poultry, including chickens and ducks, were today culled in Tripura to control further spread of the birdflu from a government duck farm in capital Agartala.
`Over 2,000 chicken and ducks have died in the area since February 3 last and blood samples of some of them, which were sent to Regional Animal Diseases Diagnostic Centre in Kolkata tested positive for H5N1 virus,` state Animal Resource minister Aghor Debbarma told newsmen in Agartala.
The administration has also banned selling of any poultry in and around R K Nagar Poultry, six kms from the capital town.
Avian influenza was first reported from Kamalpur, a sub-division in Dhalai district bordering Moulavi bazar district of neighbouring Bangladesh in April 2008.
Stepping into the problem, the centre directed the state to cull the entire poultry within a radius of 3 km of the focus of infection viz. State Duck Breeding Farm, R.K. Nagar, Agartala, an official statement said in Delhi.
The state government has been asked to furnish a daily report on the control and containment operations to the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Centre has advised the state to ban movement of poultry and its products in the infected area/closure of poultry and egg markets and shops within a radius of 10 kms from the infected site, ban on movement of farm personnel, restricting access to wild and stray birds and restricting access to the infected premises.
As regards compensation for loss of poultry on account of culling and destruction of birds, the Union government has told the state that it would be shared between the two on 50:50 basis.

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Friendly volleybal championship tournament

IMPHAL, Feb 18: 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR (South) conducted a friendly Volleyball Championship tournament on February 18 at Sombrai. Teams from Tangkhul Khullen, Yasom, Saram,… Read more »

IMPHAL, Feb 18: 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR (South) conducted a friendly Volleyball Championship tournament on February 18 at Sombrai. Teams from Tangkhul Khullen, Yasom, Saram, Sora and Sombrai villages and AR Team COB Sombrai participated in the friendly contest. Commander 9 Sector AR accompanied by Commandant, 15 Assam Rifles witnessed the match. Large number of spectators comprising civilians and troops cheered their respective teams. In an interesting five setter, Tangkhul Khullen team won the match.

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Teachers ignored

Sir, One is wonderstruck with the govt’s lackadiasical attitude towards the problem of the teachers community which deserves to be addressed at the right earnest keeping in mind the importance… Read more »

Sir,
One is wonderstruck with the govt’s lackadiasical attitude towards the problem of the teachers community which deserves to be addressed at the right earnest keeping in mind the importance of the sector to the society. Every right thinking persons would find it difficult to disagree with the demands of COTA since the demands are simply rightful and legal as per the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

Thanks to the govt.’s apathy, the teachers fraternity under the aegis of COTA has resorted to one of the extreme step of democratic protest i.e. fast unto death, just to drive home the point that the govt has least interest in education sector. What constraint the govt to implement the commitment it had made in the MOU signed with the COTA, While other departments had already reaped the benefits of the 6th pay structure? Why this denial of the same benefits to the teachers?

With regard to the ongoing COTA’s protest, the govt has responded very swiftly in the form of arrest of teachers who are undergoing fast unto death and put them behind bars. Instead, the govt should have reacted wih the same degree of swiftness in addressing the grievances of the teachers. Now, the stand-off between the govt and COTA is taking toll on the students whose public examinations are just few weeks away. The affected students confederation under the banner of All Manipur Govt. High and Higher Secondary students’ Co-ordination Committee has came out with a statement that their patience is running out and will resort to various forms of agitation if the COTA and govt impasse is not resolve at the earliest.

At this juncture, through this column, I would like to appeal to the govt to kindly spare few moment of thought towards the demands of the COTA in the larger interest of the students community and bring back a normal and congenial academic atmosphere in the state. I don’t think this time COTA will succumb to the popular saying “mathanta waraga tokchakhini”.
Yours faithfully,
Rubi Kamson
Mahabali, Palace Compound,
Imphal East, Manipur.

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Power drive

IMPHAL Feb 16: The power drive of the electricity department was conducted at Pishum Oinam Leikai, Mongsangei Mayai Leikai, Thouda Bhavok Leikai, Ragailong ,North AOC ,Paona Bazar, Babupara , AG… Read more »

IMPHAL Feb 16: The power drive of the electricity department was conducted at Pishum Oinam Leikai, Mongsangei Mayai Leikai, Thouda Bhavok Leikai, Ragailong ,North AOC ,Paona Bazar, Babupara , AG and AIR quarters ,Yumnam Leikai, Bharamapur mangjin ,Kongba Kshetri Leikai and Tankhul Avenue today. In the drive , 155 defaulters were disconnected and 158 consumers paid at the site. A total of Rs 10,77,587 was collected from the spot.

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FECTAM submit strike notice

IMPHAL Feb 17: Federation of College Teachers Association, Manipur (FECTAM) has submitted a strike notice to the Chief Secretary today mentioning that the teachers will undergo a mass casual leave… Read more »

IMPHAL Feb 17: Federation of College Teachers Association, Manipur (FECTAM) has submitted a strike notice to the Chief Secretary today mentioning that the teachers will undergo a mass casual leave from tomorrow.
 Demanding revised UGC pay scale, FECTAM in a press release by the convenor M Lokendro states that the UGC pay norm has been bereaucratically manipulated for the past years by the state authorities.

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Armed forces Rally

IMPHAL, Feb 17: The 59 Mountain Brigade under the aegis of the Red Shield Division is going to conduct an Armed Forces Veterans Rally on March, 10, 2011 at Senapati… Read more »

IMPHAL, Feb 17: The 59 Mountain Brigade under the aegis of the Red Shield Division is going to conduct an Armed Forces Veterans Rally on March, 10, 2011 at Senapati Town.
A press issued by the PIB Defense Wing said that the proposed Rally aims at addressing the grievances of the veterans and providing them with a platform to voice their opinions and suggestions for the common good. 
At the same time the additional aim of the proposed rally is to apprise the veterans of actions taken with regard to the previous grievances and give them an update of the latest policies and benefits.  The rally would be hosted at Senapati town on March, 10, 2011 at 11.00 am. 
The ex-servicemen will be addressed by senior army officers and office-bearers of various ex-servicemen organizations. Other facilities like CSD, medical checkup and documentation will also be organized at the venue.  The veterans will be facilitated by pick and drop from the collection points on the NH-39.  Interested ex-servicemen may contact AA&QMG of 59 Mountain Brigade at 03871-222076, 222250 and mobile No 9402678849 for further details and assistance adds the statement. 

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