IMPHAL, May 21: The Zeliangrong Region, GPRN has strongly condemned the reported act of harassment meted out to innocent public without any cause or reason.
A press release issued by the Zeliangrong Regional Authority, GPRN observed that the villagers are toiling hard for their livelihood, with many of them living hand to mouth.
Even though the villagers are facing extreme hardships, some outfits allegedly insulted and practised favouritism in the interest of some group without bothering to find out the root cause of the problem/matter.
Using their power and strength, the outfits were engaged in humiliating, threatening, assaulting, imposing heavy fines, firing, burning houses and killing people brutally, it alleged.
Warning all concerned not to repeat such evil practices, the Zeliangrong Region GPRN asked the public/villagers not to report unnecessary matter to any outfit regarding their minor individual problems.
Stating that the Zeliangrong people stand for the Naga issue/cause, it asked politicians not to mislead any UG group for his/her own benefit.
IMPHAL, May 21: Referring to the press statement of the Kuki Inpi, Tuilang Block published on May 17, the IT Road Area Welfare Association has clarified that it is purely a voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian, secular and non-profit making body.
A press release issued by the Association informed that the association was formed by conjoining Irang Welfare Committee (1985) and IT Road Peace Committee (1995) to bring about a welfare state if being in IT area.
The association is concerned with the welfare of all the villages located in Kangpokpi A/C, Saitu A/C, Tadubi A/C and Tamei A/C, irrespective of whether the villages are inhabited by Kukis, Nagas or Nepalis.
Declaring that it has no other hidden agenda except to live peacefully and prosperously, it also sought co-operation from all sections.
IMPHAL, May 21: A five day inter-State Bal Bhavan Children’s Festival will be organised by the Department of Social Welfare from May 26 to 30 at Khuman Lampak, informed a release issued by Social Welfare Director A Nabachandra.
More than 300 children coming from some of the State Bal Bhavans of the country and children from nine districts of Manipur are expected to take part in the festival. The five day festival will feature performing dance, science quiz, HIV/AIDS awareness, group singing, drama, fancy dress, painting, creating writing etc, added the release.
IMPHAL, May 21: The Joint Forum of Manipur Rural Bank Officers’ Association and the Manipur Rural Bank Employees Association has strongly condemned the shooting incident at the residence of Manipur Rural Bank, Wangjing branch manager Kh Rameshwar at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai yesterday.
The forum, in a press release, further appealed to all concerned not to repeat such incidents in future.
IMPHAL, May 21: Volunteers of different organisations and students of different schools while staging sit-in-protest burnt effigies of Chief Minister and DGP today as well at various locations demanding the immediate and unconditional release of MAFYF president Sapamcha Kangleipal. Students of Dasumati Junior High school, Takhel Sanjenbam High School, Takhel Chaokhat Thourang Nupi Lup, Sanjenbam Khullen Women’s Welfare Association, womenfolk of Sagoltongba, Awang Khunou, Kwakeithel and Thouda Bhavok Leikai staged sit-in-protest at different places.
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 21: An elderly man succumbed to the injuries last night at Shija Hospital where he was admitted after heavy vehicles rammed at him from behind.
The victim identified as Laishram Budha Singh (52) of Singjamei Sapam Leikai and an employee of State’s Excise Department was knocked down at around 5 pm at near Janata Flour Mill in Kyamgei Pal Ahanbi and passed away at around 10.45 pm yesterday.
According to police report, Budha was riding on his Kinetic Honda heading towards the National Highway-39 when two passenger carriers (buses) rammed at him from behind one after the other.
After the post mortem at RIMS morgue the body has been handed over to family members/relatives today.
IMPHAL, May 21: Uniden-tified persons left a Chinese handgrenade at a room leas-ed on rent by one Md Man- sur Alam (40) s/o (L) Ahmad Ali of Hatta Mayai Leikai at around 5 am today.
The incident prompted a hurriedly organised protest demonstration cum meeting at the residential area during which demands were raised to those responsible for the act to clarify and disclose identity of the group/organisation they belong to.
A police team has retrie-ved the explosive device.
Meanwhile, Ideal Deve-lopment Association, Gola- pati and United Club Orga-nisation, Hatta Golapati str- ongly condemned the act.
IMPHAL, May 21: Decrying the yesterday’s morni- ng firing attack by unidentified gunmen at the Keisha- mthong Elangbam Leikai Leirak Achouba residence of Khagembam Rameshore, who is the branch manager of Manipur Rural Bank, Wangjing, local people staged a Wakat Meepham at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Leirak Achouba Machin today.
Organised by Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Meira Paibi Lup, the protest demonstration was held from 10 am to 5 pm.
During the demonstration, the protestors used placards inscribed with wording denouncing firing attack in public and populated areas and causing fear and apprehension among the people.
Meanwhile, Young Progressive and Athletic Club, Elangbam leikai in a statement made available to the press has strongly condemned the firing incident and appealed to all concerned to restrain from carrying out such violent activities in inhabited areas.
11 hurt in mishap
IMPHAL, May 21: In all 11 passengers, seven of them women, sustained injuries when the Imphal-bound bus in which they were travelling in from Sugnu met with an accident at Lamjao Makha Leikai under Waikhong Police Station at around 7.30 am.
According to police report, the ill-fated bus ‘Priya’ was coming to Imphal from Sugnu when the mishap occurred. All the injured passengers have been admitted to RIMS Hospital for treatment and they are out of danger.
IMPHAL, May 21: A cooking gas cylinder with its lid opened to let the gas out was allegedly left by some unidentified miscreants near the Nambol Leimapokpam Mamang Leikai residential gate of Agriculture Minister N Loken Singh at around 6.30 am today. Police retrieved and taken the gas cylinder into custody.
IMPHAL, May 21: Decrying against the bashing up lady teachers of Mukta High School, Moirang by some unidentified persons, AMSU sought clarification from the concerned on what charges the lady teachers had been beaten up. The students’ body also urged not to repeat the samne in future as such incidents may give bad impact to the academic atmosphere of the school.
IMPHAL, May 21: Informing that additional 70 numbers of sanction letters for the financial year 2006-07 have been received from the Manipur State Co-operaitve Bank, the Addi- tional Deputy Commissioner (Plg), Imphal West has intimated all the concerned beneficiaries of SE- GP Imphal West to collect their respective sanction letters personally from the office of ADC Imphal West by showing their Bank A/C Pass Book between 11 am to 2 pm on all working days.
IMPHAL, May 21: Board of Secondary Education Manipur informed all the schools which could not get 30 percent pass percentage in the HSLC examination conducted by the Board in the block of three years i.e 2000-2001-2002 and 2001-2002-2003 to pay Rs 2000 per block on or before the collection of marksheets of the HSLC examination 2008 failing which marksheets will not not be issued, said a press release.
UG cadre held
IMPHAL, May 21: One KYKL cadre identified as S/S Cpl Khangenbam Lokesh-war alias Janeshwar alias Raghu (23) s/o Lokeshwar of Sekmai was apprehended by 34 Assam Rifles during an operation launched in Nongpok Sekmai area today, informed an AR PRO release.
KNF (MC) clarifies
IMPHAL, May 21: Clarifying that KNF (MC) as nothing to do with the May 19 incident at Laisangphai village in which the joint secretary of Kuki Inpi (Tamenglong-Jiri Zone) Paolhlun Khongsai of Tatbung village was stabbed to death by a suspected cadre of the outfit identified as Seigin Khongsai who was subsequently killed by an irate mob of Tatbung, the Jiri town commander of the outfit Cliff Kuki has asserted that the ugly incident occurred due to enmity between the villages of Laisangphai and Tatbung, reports our Jiribam correspodent.
The town commander also rubbished the allegations that KNF (MC) has been harassing public by taking advantage of the ceasefire with the security forces. He also warned of dire consequences against any civil organisations if such false allegations were levelled against the outfit in the future.
Security for DC
IMPHAL, May 21: With the State Government having intimated the Centre in connection with the inability of the Deputy Commissioner of Senapati district and her staff to attend office following threats from a Naga rebel group which is in peace talks with the Government of India, a company of CRPF would be despatched for deployment in the complex of the DC office from tomorrrow.
The State Government had also urged the Centre to restrain the rebel group from interfering the civil administration of the district.
IMPHAL, May 21: With the main objective of bringing about efficiency in the functioning of the Co-operative Banks existing in the State, an MoU has been signed between RBI and State Government. The MoU was signed during a simple function held at Hotel Nirmala here today. From the side of RBI, Executive Director, Central Office, Mumbai BS Das and Commissioner (Co-operative) H Imocha from the side of the Government of Manipur appended their signatures on the MoU.
IMPHAL, May 21: Expressing reservations over stoic silence of Government and KNA on suspension of passenger services along Imphal-Moreh road, JAC Imphal- Moreh Road Transporters warned the passen- ger vehicles plying along the road in the name Kondo Lairembi haraoba to stop all services from May 22. JAC urged concerned CO and SP to look into the behaviour of security perso- nnel who collect money from these vehicles.
The Sangai Express