Tuesday, October 19, 2010

19th Oct 2010 English News

Manipur police observes 114th raising day; Governor expresses concern over increase in kidnapping for ransom and bomb attack

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

Manipur police observed 114th raising day at 1st MR complex today. Governor, Gurbachan Jagat, C.M. O. Ibobi, his council of ministers, top civil and police officials were also present on the occasion. Governor Gurbachan took the salutes for the march past of 18th contingent representing Manipur police, IRB, VDF, Traffic Police and Home Guards.—(V)
As part of the raising day, DGP recommendation awards were given to 80 police personnel for meritorious service. The awardees includes amongst others IPS, Angam Kamei, Ningsen Warngam, MPS officers, L. Ibotombi, Additional S.P., Law and order, M. Rajen, Additional S.P. Operations, N. Herojit, Additional S.P., Law and Order, SDPO, Birababu and Madhunimai, Asst Commandant, P. Manjit and SDPO, S. Ibomcha. Among the inspectors, R.K. Tejbir, N. Binoy, Gonmai Thaingam, James Thangal and Subedar D. Robinson were also included.—(V)

Speaking on the occasion, DGP,Y. Joykumar said Manipur police was set up as State Military Police in the year 1892 and today Manipur Police completes 114 years of service for the state. After independence, the state police forces have turned its might against insurgency and in maintaining law and order both in the hills and valley. ---(V)
Governor Gurbachan in his address as Chief Guest of the function, lauded the service of Manipur Police for the people of the state in maintaining law and order as well as in containing the insurgency movement. Police personnel of the state have fought with dedication - the well equipped militants and attributed the decline in the level of violence over the years to the selfless sacrifice of police personnel. He however lamented saying kidnapping for ransom and bomb attack at the private houses for extortion is on the rise. He also observed that due to the extortion of funds meant for development activities, people of the state were suffering a lot. To strengthen the manpower of the police, more than ten thousand police officers and personnel have been recruited recently and India govt. is taking keen interest in modernization of state police. Apart from it Manipur Police Training school at Pangei has been upgraded to the status of a College. He also urged the police personnel to win the confidence and trust of the people. He also asserted that guns will not bring any solution and appealed the UG’s to come forward for peace talk and added that the doors are open for peace talk with the UG’s.—(V)

Family member of UNLF Chairman, R.K. Meghen sought clarification on his present status

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

Family members of UNLF Chairman, R.K. Meghen today expressed confusion over the whereabout of R.K. Sanayaima also known as Meghen who was arrested in Dhaka. R.K. Chingkhei, son of Meghen speaking to a group of media persons who visited his residence said that the contradicting report of his father’s arrest from Bangladesh and handing over to Indian Govt. in some sections of the media and its denial by the Govt. of India has really confused their family. He appealed to the Govt. of India to clarify where about of his father to the family members. He also said that written statement regarding the arrest of his father have been sent to High Commissioner, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at Geneva. Similar statement have also been sent to the Secretary Home, Govt. of India and Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission inquiring the where about, facts and incident of arrest, present status and location of Meghen.—(V)

Music competition at Palace compound

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

One time popular tabla artist who mesmerized the music fans of the state by rocking them at the aged of 8 has once more come up after bagging first position in the instrumental music –tabla competition in the three day state level music competition organized on the occasion of 75th Death Anniversary of Chaturpandit Shri Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande at Shri Shri Balmukunda Dev Music College Palce compound. The boy is none other than Hony Kenoa of Hoabam Marak. In the competition Th. Ronika bagged the first position in the Senior Hindustan Classical Vocal, Ch. Sangeeta Devi bagged first in the junior and M. Cherrish bagged first in instrumental competition. A valedictory function for the occasion was held today at Palace compound. Commissioner of Arts and Culture RK Nimai and Director Sorojini graced the function as chief Guest and President respectively. Speaking on the occasion RK Nimai lauded the effort of the Shri Shri Balmukunda Dev Music College for promotion of classical music. He said Chaturpandit Shri Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande was person who dedicated hold his life for the promotion of classical Hindustani music. –(V)
Art and Culture Director Sorijina also spoke on the important of promoting and preserving Classical musics. Later the dignitaries distributed awards to the position holders. –(V)

Kodompokpi water supply

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

RCC pillars used for fencing reservoir of a water supply scheme at Kodompokpi Mamang Leikai today crumbled as quality was not maintained. The pillars were used for fencing 300 meters around the reservoir. Members of the senior club, Kodompokpi and Adhyakshya of Imphal West, Subhashchandra inspected the condition of the fencing today. Contrary to the expectation of the people, the pillars were easily breakable and crumbled by mere handling. The pillars were made without right proportion of cement. Adhyakshya also sought the attention of the local MLA. According to the S.O. of PHED, Manaobi, the Dept. has sanctioned a total amount of 1lac and twenty thousand for fencing the reservoir. The work has been executed under one Rinku in the name of contractor, Asem Kabui. He also maintained that till today the sanctioned amount has not been released by the Dept. and assured to take up befitting action against the contractor.—(V)

Bomb attack at Singjamei

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

Women folk of Singjamei Chingamakha Tomal Leirak and surrounding locality today staged a sit in protest against planting a hand grenade at the residence of Asem Guneshwor of Tomal Leirak. The bomb was planted yesterday around 1.30 PM by proscribed KCP( Khaba).The protest denounced planting of bomb in the residential areas and urged the concerned party to let the people live in peace. Speaking to ISTV News, wife of Guneshwor said KCP (Khaba) has served monetary demand to Imphal Finance Co-Operative Thrift Society. She further maintained that her husband is the managing director of the society and expressed dissent against planting of bomb at her house for it. She also observed that the party could sort out the matter through peaceful negotiation.—(V)

Andro Parking dharna

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

In pursuance of the demands for appointment to the successful candidates of Primary and Graduate Teachers, a sit in protest was held at Wangkhei Andro Parking today. Placards such as implement genuine Govt. order in toto and others were also used in the protest. Spokesperson of the association warned the govt. of launching self immolation if their demands were not met within a very short period of time.—(V)

Awareness program held

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

One day intensive motivation campaign and awareness program was held at the welfare Training Institute located at Takyel. The program was conducted jointly by National small Industries Co-Operation limited and Welfare Training Institute, Takyel. P. Loken talked as a resource person on the topic-demand and resources based micro enterprises development in Manipur. S. Sanajaoba who took part as chief guest of the program said six month training in wool knitting and embroidery and one year training course for tailoring will be given to the participants. He also asserted that materials and equipments needed for self employment will also be made available to the trainees as grant.—(V)

Rabi Crops awareness held

Information Service News, 19th October 2010, Imphal

One day Rabi awareness program on the theme-Chinjakta Meepan Tangdaba was held at Khundrakpam today. The program was organized by Nongpok Imphal loumi Apunba Lup, Imphal East and KVK, Imphal East, Andro, Director of Extension of Education, Central Agricultural University under the sponsorship of Dept. of Agriculture various resource persons talked on various topics. Professor, M. Premjit talked on the topic-bee keeping with oilseed cultivation on Rabi crops, while Dr. Sushilkumar of KVK, Imphal East, Andro spoke on the topic-Integrated Livestock Farming systems. Dr. M. Dinachandra and Nandini Chongtham spoke on the topic-potato and pea cultivation for Rabi crops.—(V)

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