ADCs and Zilla Parishads demand completion of transfer of DRDAE-Pao.netImphal, February 18 2011: A joint body consisting of members of Autonomous District Councils (ADC) and Zilla Parishad of Manipur has appealed to the government of Manipur to sternly…
IMPHAL, Feb 18: The 4th Help and Development Organization Crafts Bazaar 2010, which will be held till February 27 was inaugurated today by the IMC chairman Khaidem Borkeshore Singh at… Read more »
ICM chairman Kh. Borkeshore Singh inaugurating the 4th HADO crafts bazar 2011 at Yaiskhul YAC ground on friday in Imphal west district. 2011-02-19 | by : IFP Photo
IMPHAL, Feb 18: The 4th Help and Development Organization Crafts Bazaar 2010, which will be held till February 27 was inaugurated today by the IMC chairman Khaidem Borkeshore Singh at Yaiskul YAC ground in the presence of 150 representatives of different vendors and stalls of special artesian products including and officials of the Development Commisioner (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles government of India.
While speaking at the inaugural function, secretary of the organising committee A. Bimol Singh stated that the main objective and aim of organizing such craft bazaar in Imphal and different other places of the state is to create a new platform for marketing of crafts products in the state as well as outside the state.
The opening ceremony was attended by ICM chairman Kh Borkeshore Singh, T. Rollee Vareishim asst director (H) Marketing and Service Extention Centre office of the DC handicrafts government of India, S. Birendra Singh function manager, OSD, Handicrafts, Directorate of Commerce and Industries government of Manipur, Ng Maniroton Asst Director Small Medium Enterprises Govt. of India as chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.
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MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb 18 (AP): Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters defying a government ban and streaming toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of… Read more »
MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb 18 (AP): Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters defying a government ban and streaming toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising to break the political grip of the Gulf nation`s leaders.
Officials at the main Salmaniya hospital said at least 50 people were injured, some with gunshot wounds. Some doctors and medics on emergency medical teams were in tears as they tended to the wounded. X-rays showed bullets still lodged inside victims.
“This is a war,” said Dr. Bassem Deif, an orthopedic surgeon examining people with bullet-shattered bones.
Protesters described a chaotic scene of tear gas clouds, bullets coming from many directions and people slipping in pools of blood as they sought cover. Some claimed the gunfire came from either helicopters or sniper nests, a day after riot police swept through the protest encampment in Pearl Square, killing at least five people and razing the tents and makeshift shelters that were inspired by the demonstrators in Cairo`s Tahrir Square.
An Associated Press cameraman saw army units shooting anti-aircraft weapons, fitted on top of armored personnel carriers, above the protesters, in apparent warning shots and attempts to drive them back from security cordons about 200 yards (200 meters) from the square.
Then the soldiers turned firearms on the crowd, one marcher said.
“People started running in all directions and bullets were flying,” said Ali al-Haji, a 27-year-old bank clerk. “I saw people getting shot in the legs, chest, and one man was bleeding from his head.”
“My eyes were full of tear gas, there was shooting and there was a lot of panic,” said Mohammed Abdullah, a 37-year-old businessman taking part in the protest.
The clash came hours after funeral mourners and worshippers at Friday prayers called for the toppling of the Western-allied monarchy in the tiny island nation that is home to the U.S. Navy`s 5th Fleet, the centerpiece of the Pentagon`s efforts to confront Iranian military influence. Some members of Bahrain`s Sunni ruling system worry that Shiite powerhouse Iran could use Bahrain`s majority Shiites as a further foothold in the region.
The White House has expressed “strong displeasure” about the rising tensions in Bahrain.
Day by day, the crisis in Bahrain has deepened.
The cries against the king and his inner circle `” at a main Shiite mosque and at burials for those killed in Thursday`s crushing attack `” reflect a sharp escalation of the political uprising, which began with calls to weaken the Sunni monarchy`s power and address claims of discrimination against the Shiite majority.
The mood, however, has turned toward defiance of the entire ruling system after the brutal crackdown on a protest encampment in Bahrain`s capital, Manama, which put the nation under emergency-style footing with military forces in key areas and checkpoints on main roads.
“The regime has broken something inside of me. … All of these people gathered today have had something broken in them,” said Ahmed Makki Abu Taki at the funeral for his 23-year-old brother, Mahmoud, who was killed in the pre-dawn sweep through Pearl Square. “We used to demand for the prime minister to step down, but now our demand is for the ruling family to get out.”
At a Shiite mosque in the village of Diraz, an anti-government hotbed, imam Isa Qassim called the Pearl Square assault a “massacre” and thousands of worshippers chanted: “The regime must go.”
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IMPHAL Feb 17: The KCP (MC) warned the leaders of network scam companies namely FOREX, VISAREV and Unipay2U to surrender to the outfit within 15 days or suffer dire consequences…. Read more »
IMPHAL Feb 17: The KCP (MC) warned the leaders of network scam companies namely FOREX, VISAREV and Unipay2U to surrender to the outfit within 15 days or suffer dire consequences. A press release by the outfit`™s Information and Propaganda Secretary Lanchen Chanu states that Manipur has become a thriving ground for scamsters looking for easy prey.
The outfit after conducting a through investigation named the top leaders of the state of the stated network companies. They are identified as Coro alias Brajamani S/o Wangkhei of Heingang of FOREX achievements and the leaders of VISAREV and Unipay2U are mentioned as Nameirakpam Victor ,Kumar Kom,Sagolsem Robindro ,Rk Jiranjit ,Kangjam Harban and Rumi Duta.
The outfit further states that the agents of the networks should be given a befitting punishment by the public and they should surrender to the KCP(MC) within the said time and also try to ease the sufferings and compensate the losses of the public failing which the wrath of the outfit will be imposed on the family members and relatives . The release states that many of the agents have absconded but they will not be able to hide for long .
The outfit also orders 5 representatives each from Global Wing Index , Stock Guru, Suffer India, 4 better world ,Manipur self employed Mission to authenticate their companies and also bring their bio datas with them . The persons should also bring three persons each for bearing witness. If the outfit`™s appeal is disregarded then impositions will be placed on the network businesses , the release stated.
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Imphal, Feb 18 (NNN): Several organizations from Sadar Hills of Senapati district along with Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas, Manipur (COPTAM) have expressed their displeasure before the directorate of… Read more »
Imphal, Feb 18 (NNN): Several organizations from Sadar Hills of Senapati district along with Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas, Manipur (COPTAM) have expressed their displeasure before the directorate of census in Imphal over alleged discrepancies in the issuing of NPR form in the ongoing national census operation 2011.
Sadar Hills Chiefs Association (SAHILCA), Kuki Inpi of Sadar Hills, Kuki Students`™ Organization (KSO) of Sadar Hills, Bungpi Area Chiefs Association and COPTAM have intimated their representation on February 16 to the director of directorate of census, Imphal, expressing their objection in the issuing of limited numbers of NPR form in Sader Hills areas of Senapati district.
These Sardar Hills based organisations said that they want early completion of census operation 2011 and are ready to cooperate with the enumerators and supervisors in this regard, however they are `disappointed to learn that the NPR forms issued to the enumerators and supervisors (in the second phase) is less than those issued in the first phase and that the issue of fewer numbers of NPR form is bound to create a condition where many genuine citizens/villagers may be excluded in the ongoing head counting.`
In view of this, the social organizations of Sadar Hills, constrained by the stated facts have approached the director of directorate of census in Imphal to take up immediate actions for issuance of sufficient NPR forms commensurate to the numbers enumerated in the first phase so that unnecessary deletion or exclusion of genuine persons may be averted, it said.
The representation was jointly signed by Kaikhomang Khongsai, general secretary, SAHILCA; Chungkam Haokip, president, Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills; Haokhai Lupheng, president, Bungpi Area Chiefs Association; Thangminlen Kipgen, president, KSO-Sadar Hills and Lamcha Chongloi, chairman, COPTAM of Sadar Hills Committee.
COPTAM had said on February 11 that if the apparent inconsistency in the villages located in the area is not addressed forthwith, COPTAM would be compelled to forbid the enumerators and supervisors from discharging their census duties, even banning their entry into the villages in question.
The tribal rights body is also understood to have had audience with Dr C Chandramauli, Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Government of India, who arrived in Imphal on February 12 to oversee the ongoing census operation.
COPTAM has warned that it would be forced to resort to different forms of agitation if the grievances of the tribals are selectively ignored.
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From our Correspondent Lamka, Feb 18:The 24 hour bandh call by the All Tribal Students Union Manipur in all hill districts of the state parylysed Churachandpur where it was fully… Read more »
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Lamka, Feb 18:The 24 hour bandh call by the All Tribal Students Union Manipur in all hill districts of the state parylysed Churachandpur where it was fully supported by the Churachandpur District student`™s Union (CDSU).
The bandh commenced from midnight of February 17 and lasted till midnight of February 18.
Owing to the band normal life in the district came to a grinding halt adversely disrupting the daily business activities and education especially in the district head quarter. All business establishments including shops remain shut and no vehicles were seen plying during the bandh period.
Educational institution remained closed besides that the turn out of employees in the government offices was recorded almost nil.
Earlier during the morning there was report of smashing of vehicle windshields by suspected bandh supporters. However no major bandh related violence was reported till the filling of this report.
It may be recalled that ATSUM resorted to imposing the bandh to mount pressure on the Government in fulfilling their charters of demands. Apart from the bandh earlier it had launched certain forms of agitation which included closure of schools, Government offices etc.
ATSUM has been demanding rectification on issues like inadvertent evading of the Rules of the Manipur Reservation of Vacancies in Post and Service (for SC and ST) Act, 2007 and its objection to 200 point roster as against the earlier 100 points. Extension of the service of contract basis teachers in the hill districts for one academic year, discrimination of STs in the promotion of leading firemen, the issue of chief engineer in Public Health Education Department (PHED) etc.
ATSUM has also been demanding the revocation of the State cabinet decision of posting senior Manipur Civil Service officer as executive director of DRDA without due consultation with Hill Areas Committee of the State assembly. It has termed the cabinet decision as devoid of any `rationality and justification` and has demanded reverting it back to the earlier way wherein the concerned deputy commissioner of the districts were the executive director as prescribed under the central guidelines.
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IMPHAL, Feb 18: Despite the promulgated order of the State Government of transferring the District Rural Development Agencies (DRDA) to the respective chairman of Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and Adhyakshas… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 18: Despite the promulgated order of the State Government of transferring the District Rural Development Agencies (DRDA) to the respective chairman of Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and Adhyakshas of Zilla parisad under the supervision of the Executive Directors of DRDAs headed by a senior MCS officer, the DCs in some of the districts are allegedly adamantly resisting to hand over full powers to the concern executive directors thereby hampering grass root level development.
In this regard a joint meeting of Adhyakshas and ADC chairmen of six districts was held today at Imphal hotel, chaired by Sadar Hills ADC chairman, Sh. Seipu. The meet while drawing the attention of the concerned authority to intervene into the matter has resolved in taking extreme steps if the concerned authority failed to do so.
Sh. Seipu, stated that even though the order has been already put into effect in the districts of Thoubal, Bishnupur and Chandel, the DCs of Senapati, Ukhrul, Churachandpur, Imphal East and Imphal West have allegedly refused to let go of the responsibility.
Further while elaborating on the issue, the chairman said that the main problems faced by the beneficiaries are in two major schemes which included the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and Manipur Sectoral Development Plan (MSDP).
The ADC chairman further raised his doubts on the intention of the deputy commissioners who seem to be more concern in the grass root administrations rather than focusing on general administration like law and order.
This attitude of the DCs may be construed as taking excessive interest in funds and schemes of DRDAs rather than administering the districts, Seipu alleged, adding that the delay in the transfer of the responsibility of DRDAs from DCs to ADCs and Zilla Parishads has arrested development at the grass root levels of the districts in the State.
In the meantime, the meet also condemned the reluctant DCs stating that their act has deprived the rights and privilege of the beneficiaries and also adopted various resolutions which will be presented to the chief minister as and when he returns from his sojourn in Delhi, Seipu said, adding that if the government refused to respond positively and to complete the transfer of the functional power of DRDAs to the local bodies compliant with the Governor order, the joint group will launched unexpected forms of agitation in the future.
It may be recalled that to ensure grass root development of rural areas and remote hills, an order was released by the Governor of Manipur on November 18, 2010 in pursuant to the decision taken by a cabinet meet held on November 11, 2010, to transfer the DRDAs of the five hill districts to their respective ADC. Consequent upon this, the chairmanship of the five DRDAs will be vested in the chairman of the ADCs.
The order further said that a senior MCS officer shall be posted as the Executive Directors of DRDAs both in the hills and valley districts, the charge of which was earlier in charge by the DCs concerned.
With regard to DRDA of Senapti district, the chairmen of ADCs of Senapati and Kangpokpi shall be co-chairmen for the DRDA Senapati while in the four valley districts, Adhyakshas of Zilla Parishads will continue as chairmen of their respective DRDAs, it said.
It is noteworthy here that the chairmanships of DRDAs had earlier been vested to the deputy collectors/commissioners of the districts before the order of the governor stated otherwise. Interestingly, some civil organizations are against the transfer order of the Governor and have been demanding for the order to be reverted back to the previous institution of DCs overseeing DRDAs.
For instance, All Tribal Students`™ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has been demanding for the revocation of the State cabinet decision of posting senior Manipur Civil Service officer as executive director of DRDA without due consultation with Hill Areas Committee of the State assembly. It has termed the cabinet decision as devoid of any `rationality and justification` and has demanded for reverting back to the earlier way wherein the concerned deputy commissioner of the district was the executive director as prescribed under the Central guidelines.
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IMPHAL, Feb 18: After remarkable win in the just concluded Konthoujam bye-election, K.D Singh, MP and observer, of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) will visit Konthoujam Assembly constituency tomorrow to… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 18: After remarkable win in the just concluded Konthoujam bye-election, K.D Singh, MP and observer, of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) will visit Konthoujam Assembly constituency tomorrow to interact with the people.
The AITC MP, who will be landing at Tulihal airport at 11:45 tomorrow, will be received by state party workers at it`™s state unit office.
After the reception ceremony the MP is schedule to visit Konthoujam Assembly constituency where an interaction programme will be held with the people of Konthoujam followed by a press conference in the end of the programme. The MP will leave Imphal at 5 pm.
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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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Red Ribbon Superstar Manipur Idol organized at BOATKanglaOnlineIMPHAL, Feb 18: The Grand finale of the `Red Ribbon Superstar Manipur Idol 2010-11` a musical talent hunt was inaugurated by the Health Minister, L. Jayentakumar Singh today at the Beigyach…
Red Ribbon Superstar Manipur Idol organized at BOATKanglaOnlineIMPHAL, Feb 18: The Grand finale of the `Red Ribbon Superstar Manipur Idol 2010-11` a musical talent hunt was inaugurated by the Health Minister, L. Jayentakumar Singh today at the Beigyachandra Open Air Theater, Imphal. The talent hunt was organised …and more »
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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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Calcutta TelegraphNo stopping Richa, KhadeTimes of IndiaAs expected, Orissa and Manipur, champions and runners-up at the Guwahati Games, stormed into the final of the women's football event in Jamshedpur with emphatic victories. Orissa drubbed Beng…
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Manipur sweeps Sepak Takraw event in National GamesSifyRanchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Manipur bagged all the four gold medals at stake in the Sepak Takraw event at the 34th National Games here Friday. The sport, introduced as an exhibition event at the 1982 Asi…
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It''s Orissa vs Manipur in Nat''l Games women''s football finalOneindiaJamshedpur, Feb 18 (PTI) The women''s football summitclash will be a repeat of the last edition''s final whendefending champions Orissa and M…
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