IMPHAL, Manipur/NE News THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 2015 Award for IADVL IMPHAL, Feb 18: The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) Manipur State Branch was the joint winner of the best performing branch of IADVL award for the year 2014. The Manipur State branch shared the award with its Karnataka counterpart, according to a statement. The award was presented by the National Body of IADVL in recognition of various scientific, social and cultural service rendered by the IADVL branch in the State as well as at the zonal and National level. The award was received by Dr Karam Lokendro, president of IADVL, Manipur branch during the 43rd National IADVL conference (43rd DERMACON) on Feb 15 at Mangalore city, it said. Manipur has 31 members while Karnataka has hundreds of members. Considering the steep difference in membership strength, the award being conferred on the State branch was a big achievement, it added. Ceaswork strike IMPHAL, Feb 18: All Manipur College Teachers' Association (AMCTA) has launched its ceasework strike from today. In a statement, AMCTA said that the agitation is part of its movement for the larger interest of college teachers of the State and to uplift collegiate education. Appealing to all concerned to join hands in the struggle, AMCTA appealed to the students to bear the inconveniences caused to them in the interest of saving higher education. It further pledged to take up various forms of agitation until its legitimate demands are realised. Meanwhile, Oriental College Teachers' Association and Presidency College Teachers' Association, Motbung have resolved to support the ongoing ceasework strike of AMCTA until the demands are fulfilled by the Govt. Artistes Day IMPHAL, Feb 18: Manipur Dramatic Union, Imphal organised Artistes Day at the union's auditorium today. Theatre promoter Elangbam Joychandra was presented the Khomdram Dhanachandra Memorial award during the function. The award carries a certificate, shawl and Rs 10,000. The function was attended by eminent musicologist Laishram Birendrakumar and Ksh Ibohal Singh, president of MDU as the chief guest and president respectively. Items distributed IMPHAL, Feb 18: Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF) in collaboration with National awardee Chongtham Chinglensana Meitei distributed stationery and sports items to children of Yaibirel Children Home at Keibi Sanapat today. The initiative was taken up as part of the MSF educational campaign, 'Lairik ningthina tamshi.' MSF general secretary Maibam Bidhyaraj and president of Yaibirel Children Home, Yangoi Piba were present on the occasion. Corrigendum This refers to the headline 'State of ISBD fails to impress Vardhan' which appeared on the front page of this paper issue dated Feb 18, 2015. The abbreviation, 'ISBD' in the headline and the caption of the accompanying photo should be read as 'IBSD,' which stands for Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development. The inadvertent oversight is regretted. —Editor. 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According to a statement issued by the PRO of Police Department, one Chinese made hand grenade, five M16 ammunition, and two US carbine ammunition were seized from the possession of Samom Davidson Meitei. Further, from the disclosure made by Longjam Salejudge Singh, another cadre namely Athokpam Chinglemba Luwang alias Bocha (43) s/o (L) A Ajitkumar Singh of Wangkhei Ningthempukhri Mapal was also arrested. Investigation revealed that Davidson lobbed grenades, planted IEDs in Wangoi area. He along with Salejudge extorted huge amount of money from various shops in Imphal city for party fund. A case has been registered at Wangoi PS and investigation is on, it added. IMPHAL, Feb 18 Teams of Joint Students' Coordination Committee (JSCC) today inspected different examination centres of the ongoing HSSLC exam conducted by COHSEM. The JSCC team came across candidates using unfair means right in front of the invigilators at Lilong College centre, a statement issued by JSCC said. The invigilators failed to act against the students even when asked, it said while adding that mass copying was practised openly at the centre. At Waikhom Mani Girls' College centre, the OC had not allowed the JSCC team to enter the centre which is a strong indication that unfair means were practised rampantly, it said. At Pravabati centre, the JSCC inspection team was delayed for about 10 minutes by the AOC even after the team obtained permission from the OC. Some invigilators also made derogatory comments against the team. At other centres the team inspected, exams were conducted in a free and fair manner, it added. IMPHAL, Feb 18 Based on specific intelligence regarding movement of UG cadres, troops of the 45 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) launched an operation in the general area of Mantripukhri and apprehended one PREPAK cadre today. A statement issued by the PRO of IGAR (S) identified the apprehendee as No 305, Batch No 36, pvt Abdul Rasid alias Abu (27) S/o Abdul Khalik alias Nurul of Sangaiyumpham, Pulle Part I, Imphal West. The apprehendee has been handed over to Heingang PS. In another operation, troops of 45 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) established a vehicle check post at Khabam Lamkhai and apprehended two PREPAK cadres today. The apprehendees were identified as Ngairangbam Samarendra Singh (45) S/o Ngairangbam Ibomcha Singh of Khamnam Makha Leikai, Imphal West and Hijam Nobin Singh (31) S/o Jiten Singh of Wakha Maning Poppy cultivation destroyed; drug peddler arrested IMPHAL, Feb 18: Narcotics and Affairs of Border PS, Manipur in collaboration with 20 AR and Chandel district police destroyed illicit poppy cultivation in Chandel district from Feb 13 to 17. According to a statement issued by the PRO of Police Department, the combined team destroyed about 136 acres of illicit poppy cultivation at Machi junction, Tonglhang, Hengjang and T Huimol under Machi subdivision in Chandel district. Meanwhile, based on specific intelligence inputs regarding drug peddling on NH 102, troops of 24 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended an individual along with contraband drugs at Khudengthabi check post on Feb 14, said a statement issued by the PRO of IGAR (S). The suspected vehicle, bearing registration number MN 02B 0907 travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking, and a thorough search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 425 gms of heroin worth Rs 2.12 crore, 4063 numbers of WY tablets worth Rs 8.13 lakh, one voter card and cash amount of Rs 1260. The apprehendee was identified as AI Suan Lun Haokip, S/o Ginzapao Haokip (26) of Tuinon, CCpur. The apprehendee along with the recovered items have been handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau Department, Imphal. Leikai, Imphal West. The apprehendees have been handed over to the Heingang PS, it said. Meanwhile, a team of Journalist fellowship By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Feb 18 : Member of Ukhrul ADC Fillson Y Lungher, during a press meet held at Ukhrul ADC Chamber, Khuman Lampak today communicated that the Tribal and Endangered Language Promotion Baord (TELPB) in association with the observation committee on 'UNESCO 16th International Mother Language Day' would give away Professor R Subbakrishna Memorial Journalist Fellowship 2015-16 on February 21 at Manipur Press Club. The fellowship would be conferred on Naharolgi Thoudang reporter Ningombam Nimolchand Meitei. Craftsman L Bhubon Singh, mechanical transporter W Michael and women and development social worker Haobijam Loidang Devi would also be presented with a token to honour their contribution to the society during the programme. TELPB convenor Th Chandramani was also present at the press meet held today. Interactive prog on transgender By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Feb 18 : All Manipur Nupi Maanbi Association under the aegis of the Institute of Development Studies, held a one day interactive programme to discuss the social security concerns of people with non normative genders and sexuality of Manipur at Imphal Hotel Sirui hall today. The interface shared the findings from a recent study tilted 'Livelihood, Exclusion and Opportunity : Socio-economic Welfare Among Gender and Sexuality Non-Normative People in India' by Pawan Dhal and Paul Boyce. A photo-documentation exercise undertaken in association with the study was also displayed during the interface. Resource person, Institute of Development studies, India , Pawan Dhall spoke on various schemes undertaken by the Centre and also of the rights endowed to its citizens. Imphal East district police commando, while conducting frisking and checking based on reliable information at Wangoi Thounaojam Leikai SANSA general conference cum sports meet begins By Our Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Feb 18: The 56th general conference cum sports meet 2015 of Sagolmang Area Naga Students’ Association (SANSA) kicked off at Sinakeithei (Sanakeithel) at Ukhrul district today. Hosted by Sinakeithei Katamnao Long on the theme “Unity in Diversity”, the conference cum sports meet will continue till February 23. Today’s inaugural function was graced by K Timothy Zimik, Principal Commissioner of Revenue Department, Government of India, Wungpam Raikhan, AE, CPWD, social worker RS Paksha, Master Teacher Trainer Mumbai and educationist Seme Newton as the presidium members. Speaking at the occasion, K Timothy Zimik said that to organise a conference cum sports annually under relevant themes is highly appreciable. “However, the area needs improvement to a great extent in terms of transport and other developmental infrastructure. The State Government and departments concerned should take up various steps to improve the condition of the area. Nevertheless, to see people putting aside all the deprivations and organising such event is commendable,” Timothy Zimik said. SANSA president Solomon Phungshok said the event has been organised not only for recreational purposes but also to motivate students in their academic career through various related competitions and programmes. A variety of competition such as essay writing, painting, debate, extempore speech, choreography, SANSA Got Talents 2015 (Season 2) and programmes like SANSA Nite, folk dances and song performances and cultural items will mark the 6 day long programme. Bridge inauguration deferred IMPHAL, Feb 18 The proposed inauguration programme of a bridge over Barak river that connects Manipur and Nagaland along the Tamei-Tenning road which was earlier scheduled to be held on Feb 19 has been deferred. According to a statement issued by Zeliangrong Youth Front (AMN), the decision to defer the inauguration was reached during a joint meeting held yesterday at the conference hall of Works Minister office located at Old Secretariat. The meeting was attended by the Works Minister and officials of the department and representatives of ZYF. The inauguration has been deferred till the rectification of tehnical defects as pointed out by the ZYF, it added. A Pastor unveiling a monolith of Purum Lainingkhul Baptist Church Medical camp held IMPHAL, Feb 18: 21 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a medical camp under ‘Operation Sadbhavana programme’ at Tuitam Khongkhai village of Churachandpur district. According to a statement issued by the PRO of IGAR (S), the event was inaugurated by Brig Gajendra Joshi, SM, Commander, 28 Sector Assam Rifles. A total of 452 patients including 121 children were treated during the medical camp. The efforts and initiatives taken up by Assam Rifles were appreciated by the locals and it strengthened the friendship bond between the Assam Rifles and local populace. In a similar endeavour, 2 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a dental camp under ‘Operation Sadbhavana programme’ at Kharan village where a medical team from 12 Dental Unit led by a team of 2 Assam Rifles provided dental check to 102 locals. A lecture on `Healthy Teeth – Healthy Living` was also conducted by the medical officer. At the culmination of the dental camp, the local populace expressed their deep gratitude to the Assam Rifles and applauded the kind efforts in helping the people of Manipur residing in remote villages. Awareness cum workshop IMPHAL, Feb 18: An awareness cum workshop on jhum improvement for food security of tribal farmers through sustainable agriculture was held at Noney-I , Tamenglong today. The programme was organised by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat. The programme was aimed at incorporating model of scientific farming system into traditional jhum farming for sustaining food and nutritional security of jhumias, according to a statement. About 25 jhumias took part in the programme. Dr Lohit K Baishya, Sr Scientist (Agronomy), ICAR RC for NEH and Dr A Suresh Kumar Meitei, programme coordinator, KVK Tamenglong delivered lectures. Farmers also interacted with the resource persons during the programme. AR donates books, computer IMPHAL, Feb 18: 25 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) donated computer, encyclopedias, dictionaries and story books to the Compassionate Children Home, Taloulong village of Senapati district. According to a statement issued by the PRO of IGAR (S), the items were presented by the commandant of the battalion. The initiative of the Assam Rifles brought out their genuine interest toward the people of Manipur.
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