AMSU all set to observe Hunger Marchers` Day

IMPHAL, Aug 21: All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) is going to observe the 46th Hunger Marchers’ Day on August 27 in remembrance of the dedication of lives of four students… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 21: All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) is going to observe the 46th Hunger Marchers’ Day on August 27 in remembrance of the dedication of lives of four students during the protest against the then government in the state on August 27, 1965 for causing artificial scarcities of the essential food items in the state.

According to a release of AMSU, during the students protest against the causing of artificial food scarcities on August 1965 four students identified as Promodini Devi, Chaobhal, Nabakumar and Nillamani were killed during the excessive security atrocities during their demonstrations.

The release further mentioned that, the union in order to observed the very day on August 27 appeal all sections of societies and common public to extend assistance to the AMSU by donating good or kinds for the successful observation of the day.

And the various district level committee of the union have also started their campaigns for the ensuing hunger marchers’ day observation in order to make conveniences for the students of various educational institutions and well wishers and common public of different districts of the state on August 27, the release added.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/amsu-all-set-to-observe-hunger-marchers-day/

A Tale of Two Districts

This is getting uncouth. Manipur is under a siege yet again because its lifelines have been blocked off first by agitators demanding the Sadar Hills sub-division of the Senapati district… Read more »

This is getting uncouth. Manipur is under a siege yet again because its lifelines have been blocked off first by agitators demanding the Sadar Hills sub-division of the Senapati district be upgraded to a full-fledged district, and now by United Naga Council, UNC, and its supporters amongst the Naga population in the state to oppose the demand. Quite unfortunately, the UNC is even insinuating that the demand for Sadar Hills district is part of a sinister divide and rule policy by the Government of Manipur. Although this was unsaid in so many words, the implication was also that all this is a result of machination by the dominant community and dwellers of the valley districts, the Meitei community. This is above of all, truly ridiculous. At this rate, it will not be long before the valley is blamed for poor monsoon or bad harvest as well. Rhetoric aside, let the government take this development seriously and come out with a comprehensive white paper on investment and government employment patterns in the state to see the nature of discrepancies and then to fix responsibilities as to who contributed or were the agents in bringing about this mess. As for activists and others keen to see dark and sinister motives in everything that happens in Manipur, it is advised they also sometime make use of the provisions of the RTI to get hold of actual government documents to see what kind of developmental funds have been earmarked for the different regions of the state and who were given the responsibility for their use before jumping the gun and pointing fingers.

The legacy introduced by the colonial administration of the British vintage still lives on. In particular the practice of administrative and political demarcation of the hills of the Northeast into “excluded” and “partially excluded” territories may have had their use in a colonial set up and perhaps even now, but they are also creating problems. Under this system, the plains generally were administered by general colonial laws but the other two types of territories were placed under special law that for one made these territories reserved for the tribals living in them and visits by outsiders to these area allowed under special permits alone. This system also excluded tribal areas partially or totally from the political and administrative processes under the broad policy philosophy of leaving them alone as long as they do not harangue British subjects or British administered areas. While laws of varying strength reserving tribal territories may be still desirable in order to protect the interest of the tribals, what cannot be forgotten is this would also have negative implications. While tribals coming under generally administrative region would not cause any constitutional problems, non-tribals coming under special administrative regions for tribal can cause serious ones. The case of Jiribam has been raised by so many, saying this small patch of plain area inhabited dominantly by non tribals should be merged to either Tamenglong or Churachandpur which are adjacent to it, just as Moreh is a part of the Chandel district. Moreh so far is not a problem because its population are by and large traders with little or no interest in politics, but the moment any non-tribal resident here begins to nurture political ambition and starts asking for the right to contest in elections from the Tengnoupal Assembly constituency or the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency, serious problems would arise, social as well as constitutional. If denied, it would amount to a breach of what arguably is the most major democratic right guaranteed by India’s republican constitution or for that matter any republican constitution – the right to franchise. Jiribam under either of the two tribal districts would pose the same problem.

Sadar Hills, under the circumstance should not have had any problem, at least constitutionally and administratively. It would have been two reserved districts made out of one reserved district. The problem here therefore is more ethnic as everybody is witness now, and little or nothing to do with any consideration of administration. The diagnosis being such, perhaps it would do well for the government to address it as such too. But as of now, the government seems to be, as has become its wont, simply waiting and watching for the storm to pass without thinking of lifting a finger to face the developing crisis. If things continue the way they are, and prices of essential commodities continue to climb towards the sky, the situation could get volatile and tempers of those at the receiving end may reach a flashpoint. Presuming nothing improves, who knows, the closing act of the Okram Ibobi government may be a transition to the emergency constitutional provision of President’s Rule to avoid a humanitarian crisis.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/a-tale-of-two-districts/

`Socio-economic condition of widows not sound`

IMPHAL August 22: Many young women in the state who are widowed by unforeseen circumstances are reeling under meager earnings on daily basis. As our society is firmly based on… Read more »

IMPHAL August 22: Many young women in the state who are widowed by unforeseen circumstances are reeling under meager earnings on daily basis. As our society is firmly based on traditional customs and norms has adversely affected to widows who are living in scrimpy earnings. The condition is rather severe to women who have been left behind by husband that succumbed to HIV/AIDS.

This was revealed during a one day awareness programme on vulnerable organized by Manipur Positive Women Network (MPWN+) held at Rising Youth Organization (RYO) ground located at Moirangkhom Bokul Makhong, Imphal west.

Tanuja Sharmi, secretary of MPWN+ during the function described that one of the main issues that these widows are facing in our society today is social gender discriminations and stigmatisms. In rural domains the conditions of the widows remain the same where the society look down upon them as ill-omened in social and religious gatherings whereas the situation of  their counterparts in urban  regions are rather relax. Imposition of social sanction to them has negative implications in their day today livelihood that survive on limited resources. Many of them fallen prey to easy earnings which are regarded as socially outrageous professions in our society. Tanuja added that such social discrimination has adversely affected in the income generation.

In order to give morale solace and support and to provide self reliance and independent Manipur Positive Women Network (MPWN+) was formed, Tanuja said.

She elaborated that the reasoned behind the one day awareness programme on vulnerable widow that was held today was to address on the current issues face by these women in their daily live and to create awareness on the benefits and welfare facilities provided by the central and state government for the widows in order to pave ways to come to the mainstream society.

Ph. Satyabhama devi, Advisor(MPWN+) presided the function while Samom Reeta Devi, councilor ward no.4 and A. Manisana Singh,local leader graced the one day awareness campaign as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

In the mean time, prior to the today’s function, the MPWN+ had observed a two minute silence as mark of respect to late Elangbam Suraj Singh, MLA. Yaiskul a/c.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/socioeconomic-condition-of-widows-not-sound/

ITI employees threaten stir on pending salary

IMPHAL, August 21: The ITI contract employees welfare association (ICEWA), Imphal has urged the authority concerned to clear the nine months pending salaries of the employees by end of August… Read more »

IMPHAL, August 21: The ITI contract employees welfare association (ICEWA), Imphal has urged the authority concerned to clear the nine months pending salaries of the employees by end of August failing which it warned to launched democratic actions in the form of cease work strike in all the industrial training institutes.

In a statement the employees association revealed that the contract employees of different industrial training institutes (ITI’s) of Manipur, have not been getting their salaries for the last nine months.

Despite repeated claims and request for early payment of the same the matter has fell into deaf ear, the authorities keep mum on the subject, it said.

It decried that with a meager amount of basic pay the employees are finding it very hard to meet their both ends and drawn the attention of the government on the problems encountered during this nine month long span.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/iti-employees-threaten-stir-on-pending-salary/

Army provides equipments for road works

IMPHAL, Aug 21: In its initiative to improve the infrastructure of the far flung villages of Senapati district, 59 Mountain Brigade under Red Shield Division has provided dozer to various… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 21: In its initiative to improve the infrastructure of the far flung villages of Senapati district, 59 Mountain Brigade under Red Shield Division has provided dozer to various remote villages of Saikul Region.

Dozers have been provided to various villages of Saikul on requisition from Chairmen and villagers of these villages and the same will continue till the time requirements of local populace are met. The dozer is being used for construction of tracks to connect the villages with the existing road networks, levelling of play grounds and also to support in the construction of church buildings. Till now the dozer has worked successfully at Lungjan and H Yangnom villages.  The dozer work is in progress at village Moljol where it is constructing a track. Chief and representative of respective villages expressed their gratitude for the humble gesture of security forces.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/army-provides-equipments-for-road-works/

Naoria Phullo remembered

IMPHAL, Aug 21: The 124th birth anniversary of Laininghan Ibungo Naoria Phullo was observed by Apokpa Marup at Naorem Chapru Kha Community Hall. The observation was attended by agriculture director… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 21: The 124th birth anniversary of Laininghan Ibungo Naoria Phullo was observed by Apokpa Marup at Naorem Chapru Kha Community Hall.

The observation was attended by agriculture director L Palendro, art and culture deputy director W Mera, agriculture chief engineer K Manoranjan, ZCC Keishamthong vice-president Paozarung Thamei, ZCC Mahabali vice-president Kamei Dun Kamson, H Puren of Apokpa Marup as the dignitaries.

A discussion on the book “Eigi Wareng” written by Naoriya Phullo was also held as a part of the observation.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/naoria-phullo-remembered/

Principal alleged with school fund misuse

IMPHAL, August 21: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has alleged the Principal of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School, K. Sumati, of misusing school fund amounting to over 14… Read more »

IMPHAL, August 21: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has alleged the Principal of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School, K. Sumati, of misusing school fund amounting to over 14 Lakhs rupees.

Speaking to media persons in this regards at the DESAM office Keishampat, the secretary general of the student’s body, M. Angamba, informed that on receiving reports of some irregularities in the balance of school funds the student’s body conducted an independent investigation.

He informed that altogether 530 students of class eleven standard as their admission fee deposited money at the school account in the Imphal Urban Co-operative bank which amounted to 10,12,250 lakhs rupees. Similarly altogether 506 students of class XII standards deposited their fees, amounting to 8,70,225 Lakhs rupees, at the SBI secretariat branch.

However the student’s body during their course of investigation found out that only 4,00,635 Lakhs rupees in the balance in the account of the Imphal Urban co-operative bank while only 11,000 rupees was found in the balance of SBI account. Leaving a sum of rupees 14,70,840 Lakhs traceless.

The secretary general further informed that the principal, who is also DDO in charge of the school, is going to receive National teacher award for this year. However posing on the basis of recommendation of the K. Sumati, he further informed that the DESAM will sought for information on the basis of recommendation of the alleged erring teacher.

He further informed that a number of irregularities in using schools funds have arisen in many instances with the authority handling the charge of DDO to the principal concerned of their respective schools.

While appealing the authority concerned to look into the matter, demanded disciplinary action, in the form of termination from service, if found guilty. Besides he informed that DESAM will continue with its drive against such corruption.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/principal-alleged-with-school-fund-misuse/

Disaster management course

IMPHAL, August 20: A five days basic course on Disaster Management for police officers will be organized by the relief and disaster management, government of Manipur on August 23 to… Read more »

IMPHAL, August 20: A five days basic course on Disaster Management for police officers will be organized by the relief and disaster management, government of Manipur on August 23 to August 27 at the conference hall of state guest house, Sanjenthong.

The inaugural function of the programme will be graced by principal secretary of Manipur, I.S Laishram, Dr. Suhel Aktar and retired IGP M. Susil Kumar, as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/disaster-management-course/

CYCL lifts sub-junior basketball trophy

IMPHAL, Aug 20: CYLC defeated LMYVA by 61-52 goals in the final match of 29th state level sub-junior basketball championship held at Nahabam Basketball Court. The point scorers of CYLC… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 20: CYLC defeated LMYVA by 61-52 goals in the final match of 29th state level sub-junior basketball championship held at Nahabam Basketball Court.

The point scorers of CYLC were A James, A Johnson, A Jimbrown, A Borish, H Motin and K Jameson while T Ajit, T Suresh, M Rajesh, K Biskesh, N James and Ch Tutu scored for LMYWA.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/cycl-lifts-subjunior-basketball-trophy/

Condolence meeting

IMPHAL, August 20: The Mahabali Kabui Youth Club, Mahabali Kabui Khul Development Committee and the Mahabali Kabui Women Society convened a condolence meeting today at Mahabali Kabui Khul on the… Read more »

IMPHAL, August 20: The Mahabali Kabui Youth Club, Mahabali Kabui Khul Development Committee and the Mahabali Kabui Women Society convened a condolence meeting today at Mahabali Kabui Khul on the untimely demise of Elangbam Suraj Singh, Yaiskul MLA, informed a statement issued by the Mahabali Kabui Youth Club.

It said during the meeting the gathering observed two minute silence and shared the sorrow with the bereaved family of the late MLA.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/condolence-meeting/

TRAU crushes USA by 2-1 in State League

IMPHAL, Aug 20: TRAU defeated USA by 2-1 goals in today’s match of 6th Manipur State League Football Tournament held at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. S Peter scored the first… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 20: TRAU defeated USA by 2-1 goals in today’s match of 6th Manipur State League Football Tournament held at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.

S Peter scored the first goal for TRAU in 14th minute while L Tiken added another goal in 24th minute of the match. M Tyson scored one goal for USA in 85th minute bringing down the goal margin to 2-1.Suraj and Bikim.

In the super division league, SAO defeated SESU by 15-0.

Samananda, Robinson, Borun, Ngamba, Kiran, Prem and Rajkumar were the scorers for SAO.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/trau-crushes-usa-by-21-in-state-league/

ADC Senapati reaffirm

IMPHAL, August 19: With the general strike imposed by Sadar hills districthood demand committee (SHDDC) intensifying, the members of ADC, Senapati have re-affirmed the stand of the Naga frontal organizations… Read more »

IMPHAL, August 19: With the general strike imposed by Sadar hills districthood demand committee (SHDDC) intensifying, the members of ADC, Senapati have re-affirmed the stand of the Naga frontal organizations said R.S Henry Hiilii, chairman Autonomous district council, Senapati.

Further it said that the government of Manipur must stick to the MoUs signed between government of Manipur and Naga Frontal Organization to avoid unwanted repercussion in Senapati district. Any decision related to the creation of Sadar hills, as revenue district should be acceptable to every community based on Naga historical accounts, it added.

While concerning the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Sadar hills, ADC Senapati fervently appeal the SHDDC to consider the plight of the general public due to indefinite general strike and call off the same on humanitarian ground.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/adc-senapati-reaffirm/

MPSC thrashes YDO by 4-1

IMPHAL, Aug 19: MPSC defeated YDO by 4-1 goals in today’s match of 6th Manipur State League Football Tournament held at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. Nilamani of MPSC scored three… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 19: MPSC defeated YDO by 4-1 goals in today’s match of 6th Manipur State League Football Tournament held at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. Nilamani of MPSC scored three goals in 49th, 72nd and 75th minutes while Thangminlien added another goal in 89th minute. N Joykumar scored the solitary goal for YDO in 32nd minute. Thangminlien and L Romeo were booked yellow card.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/mpsc-thrashes-ydo-by-41/

Clarification

IMPHAL, Aug 19: The High Court Employees’ Association, Manipur has clarified that there is no decision taken by the employees of the Guwahati High Court, Imphal Bench to close the… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 19: The High Court Employees’ Association, Manipur has clarified that there is no decision taken by the employees of the Guwahati High Court, Imphal Bench to close the office / court for two days due to shortage of fuel and that the Guwahatai High Court, Imphal Bench is not close down as reported in various local dailies on August 18 and August 19.

The association further clarified that the office of the Guwahati High court, Imphal Bench has been functioning as usual.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/clarification/

Capacity building programme

IMPHAL August 19:  A one day capacity building programme on violence against women was held today at Loyalakpa community hall in Thinungei, Bishnupur district. The one awareness programme was organized… Read more »

IMPHAL August 19:  A one day capacity building programme on violence against women was held today at Loyalakpa community hall in Thinungei, Bishnupur district.

The one awareness programme was organized by the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) of Thinungei under the aegis of Women Action Development, Palace compound.

The programme was presided over by L. Ibopishak Singh, pradhan, Thinungei Gram Panchayet while Kh. Sorojini Devi, member, Thinungei, Zilla Parisad graced the function as the chief guest.

Sobita Mangsatabam, secretary WAD and advocate Soibam Hemanta Singh were also present during the function as the resource persons.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/capacity-building-programme/

DSA Kakching football

IMPHAL, Aug 19: SWC Keirak defeated FSC by 3-2 goals in today’s match of DSA Kakching 1st Division Football League held at DSA Kakching Playground. The goal scorers of SWC… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 19: SWC Keirak defeated FSC by 3-2 goals in today’s match of DSA Kakching 1st Division Football League held at DSA Kakching Playground.

The goal scorers of SWC were Noren and James while Johnson and Surjit scored for FSC. In the super division league, YWU beat KFC by 3-0. The scorers of YWU were Sangkar and Lelinkash.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/dsa-kakching-football/

COHR condemns

IMPHAL, Aug 19: Committee on Human Rights (COHR), Manipur has strongly condemned the highhandedness of VDF personnel which led to the death of Md Isad Ahamed by drowning at Khurai… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 19: Committee on Human Rights (COHR), Manipur has strongly condemned the highhandedness of VDF personnel which led to the death of Md Isad Ahamed by drowning at Khurai Chairen Thongkha.

A release of COHR stated that security personnel have been violating human rights in the state. The authorities concerned have failed to keep the security forces under control. The incident of Md Isad is unbecoming of a lawful state, it added.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/cohr-condemns/

IW football

IMPHAL, Aug 19: YAC defeated KRYPSA by 2-1 in today’s match of Imphal West 1st Division Football League held at Chajing Kangjeibung. Kh Herojit scored the two goals for YAC… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 19: YAC defeated KRYPSA by 2-1 in today’s match of Imphal West 1st Division Football League held at Chajing Kangjeibung.

Kh Herojit scored the two goals for YAC while N Sanjoy scored the lone goal for KRYPSA. In the super division league, THAU and SU ended in goalless draw.   

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/iw-football/

Don`t` let Sadar Hills issue be the cause of another communal flare up

Leader Writer: Sukham Nanda The issue over the present Sadar Hills districthood demand in the state is becoming more sensitive day by day as the issue seems to be tending… Read more »

Leader Writer: Sukham Nanda
The issue over the present Sadar Hills districthood demand in the state is becoming more sensitive day by day as the issue seems to be tending towards the communal line following continuous pouring of total oppositions from different sections of Naga communities of districts of the state to the demands of the Sadar Hills Demand Committee keeping Sadar Hills as one of the full fledged revenue districts by the state government.

The agitation of Sadar Hills Demand Committee by launching indefinite economic blockade along the existing National Highways of the state which are the only life lines of the people has completed 20 days today as a result the common public in the state have started facing serious grievances due the continuing reduces on the stocks of different essential commodities in the state and subsequent rise of prices of various commodities in the main markets at present. But how long such situations of the state will continue to the state, this is the common questions raise by the common public of the state.

It would be tough time for the state government to deliver the present demands easily even though the state Chief minister O Ibobi Singh  himself recently claimed that, whatever demands made by the Sadar Hills Demand Committee was genuine, but it would be right decision for the state to allow continuation of economic blockade along the existing National highways for so long and letting the common people suffer. There must be a solution to each and every problem which the state government need to find out before matter is affecting to the entire administration of the state.

State government need to recall the past similar instance of serious effects on the entire administrations of the government during last year prolonged economic blockade along the National highways of the state called by the Naga bodies for their certain demands. Who knows the present economic blockade will more terrified than last year economic blockade called by the Naga bodies. Time has come for the state government spell out utmost sincerity and ability to solve existing problems before it is too late.

On the other hand, the issue of Sadar Hill due to the emerging of strong opposition from the Naga bodies has added more complex and the very demand itself is now letting the general public to take as demands of a particular Kuki community. The motive behind the unprecedented claims of total opposition by the Naga bodies against the declaration of Sadar Hills as full fledged district seems adding fuel to the fire upon the state government, and declaration of extending support to Sadar Hills Demand Committee by the different Kuki bodies from various districts of the state are questionable, and which can be now openly term as issue of communal tension which the state government need to be worry.

It may be mentioned that, the people of the state specially the two major ethnic communities, Kukis and Nagas have experienced the sorrows and hardship in the past during ethnic clash from then onward elders of both communities have been still praying the lord for not return of such incidents in the future, but who knows the issue over the Sadar Hills may be another reason for reoccurring of the similar events that had taken place in the past.

Considering the complicacy of the issue of Sadar Hills state government need to tackle the issue delicately as technically as the issue has become amounting to communal issue at present and same time the peace lovers Kuki and Naga brothers to sincere to withdraw their present steps a little backward and reconsider for bringing an amicable solutions through dialogue or through joint gathering so that peace of mind can bring be prevailed to all common people of the state.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/dont-let-sadar-hills-issue-be-the-cause-of-another-communal-flare-up/

`Postponement of assembly session likely`

IMPHAL, Aug 18: The schedule of the 11th Session of the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly which had been officially announced to start from August 24 is likely to be re-scheduled… Read more »

IMPHAL, Aug 18: The schedule of the 11th Session of the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly which had been officially announced to start from August 24 is likely to be re-scheduled as another meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly is likely to be conducted on August 20 at 2 pm at the office chamber.

In this regard an official notification was issued by the secretary, Manipur Legislative Assembly, that the scheduled meeting of BAC will discussed the urgent matter relating to the ensuing session and to recommend the allocation of time for the business of the house to be transacted during the ensuing 11th session of the state assembly.

Meanwhile, a reliable source has speculated that the BAC meeting is likely to reschedule the assembly session to August 25-27.

Read more / Original news source: http://kanglaonline.com/2011/08/postponement-of-assembly-session-likely/