‘Miracle’ plant from Saikot, ‘First to identify’ claim staked

IMPHAL, Jun 11 : Barely 24 hours after Associate Prof in the Department of Life Sciences, MU, P Kumar and his team announced that they have identified some medicinal properties in Chawilien Damdei and even confirmed its scientific name, the chairman of DPO Life Herbarium Society, Saikot, Darlhinglien today claimed that he was in fact the first man to discover the plant’s medicinal properties and added that a name has also been given to the plant extract.

Announcing this to the media today evening at the residence of one B Basanta Sharma at Wangkhei Pukhrambam Leirak, Darlhinglien, who is also the assistant headmaster of Saikot Government High School said that Chawilien whose cancerous swelling behind the ears subsided after he consumed the plant extract is in fact his patient. He is also related to me, claimed Darlhinglien.

After the swelling subsided following the consumption of the plant extract, Chawilien sent samples of the plant extract to his younger sister who is settled in Mizoram, said Darlhinglien and added that since the plant extract had the same healing effect, the Health Minister of Mizoram had even conveyed to him to plant the saplings of the plant there.

The Science and Technology Department of the of Mizoram had also acknowledged the curative properties of the plant extract in March last year, he claimed further. He however admitted that he has yet to receive any acknowled-gement from the Botanical Survey of India.

Darlhinglien said that all should co-operate to save the plant.

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Delimitation exercise, Govt not placed to meet deadline

By Our staff Reporter

IMPHAL, Jun 11: Hampered by infrastructural backlog, technical inefficiency and other complications the 45 days time-frame set by the State Government for completion of delimitation exercise in the hill districts and sub-division of manipur is unlikely to materialise.

The delimitation exercise was envisioned in order to facilitate conduct of early elections for revival of the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in five districts and one sub-division in the hill areas of the State.

On completion of the delimitation exercise, jurisdiction of each ADC would cover 24 ADC segments.

Motion for the ADC polls was set during the special Assembly session wherein the Tribal Development Minister introduced the Manipur Hill Areas Autonomous District Council Bill 2008 only to be replaced with the promulgation of an Ordinance by the State Government.

After approval of the State Cabinet and subsequent issuance of the Ordinance, decision to hold the ADC poll was adopted sometime in May this year.

Even though the initial instruction from the State Government concerns expeditious completion of the delimitation exercise and to recommend a draft proposal on the same, the exercise had been stalled owing to various reasons.

Some factors impeding the exercise is said to be the interregnum of 10 days between the Cabinet decision and formal appoint- ment of Chairman of the Delimitation Commission, ab- sence of internet facility inspite of supply of com-puters some days back and lack of basic infrastructure for official procedures.

Further disclosing that since appointment of the Chairman two meetings attended by members of the Delimitation Commission and Deputy Commissioners concerned had already been held (june 2&9), the source said the DCs were instructed to submit draft proposals with regard to inter-village/inter-district boundary demarcations to avoid controversies when the ADC segments are finalised.

As there is no visible sign of the Govt guidelines being obliged till date, the time frame for completion of the delimitation exercise is likely to necessitate further extension, the source opined.

Nevertheless, the source confided that in case the DCs submit the draft proposals at the earliest possible, the Government too is planning for finalisation of the entire delimitation exercises by July 25.

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Source: http://www.thesangaiexpress.com

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Zou Students' Association Delhi Branch
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