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19 persons died in 3 seperate accidents; over 30 injured

Imphal, March 27: At what could be term as a tragic day for the state of Manipur, at least 19 people including women and teenage youths were killed in tragic road accident occurred at 3 different places.
The first accident occurred in Senapati district in between Makan and Chakhumai area along the Imphal-Dimapur National Highway at around 3 am today.
The incident took place when the Imphal-bound tourist bus bearing registration no.MN01 4 A 9503 fell into a gorge located between Maram and Makhan villages along the Imphal-Mao sector of the National Highway 2, about 90 km north of Imphal around 3am, reports said.
According to police source number of casualty reaches 10 while 25 were injured.
Eight people lost their lives on the spot while one succumbed to injuries on their way to the hospital.
Some of the injured were admitted to the Senapati District Hospital, which is the nearest health care centre, while 7 others were brought to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal.
According to sources in the hospital, the death toll is likely to go up as the condition of some the injured is serious.

Police sources said that the cause of the accident is being ascertained. They added that a case has been registered at Mao Police station and an investigation is on.
“All possible help will be extended from my side and the government,” chief minister N Biren Singh said in a post on Facebook.
The Chief Minister also write – “”I grieve for the deaths and injurers at Makhan bus accident. All possible help will be extended from my side and the Government”
In another facebook post and immediately sent a Ministerial team to take stock of the site.
Chief Minister N. Biren is presently in New Delhi to make a courtesy call on President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior Union ministers after becoming the first Bharatiya Janata Party CM.
The second accident took place at around 12.20 am along Imphal Jiribam road between Khongsang and Irang. The ill fated winger passenger vehicle was coming towards Imphal from Jiribam side. At least 7 passengers are reported killed. at the spot.
The third accident at Lairou area along Imphal Dimapur road after a truck hit at the hillock. The driver of the truck died on the spot and the handyman sustain injury.

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Towards sustainable self-reliance

The unmitigated fixation of the public over the ‘Framework Agreement’ or rather its contents has been hogging the limelight as well as the collective imagination of the people of the state. While the resulting aura of secrecy and imagined indignation is understandable, it is time to move on and make pragmatic decisions that should influence and steer the future of the state towards positive development and tangible progress. Just a week after the 139-days long economic siege over the state by the UNC, things are back to square one and from the looks of it, the abject difficulties and hardships which was forced upon have already began to fade from the public memory. The undying optimism of the people can be applauded, but such an outlook, if not given a reality check, could very well overlook the ground reality and be made to repent later for opportunities missed and precautions ignored.
At the core of every struggle or confrontation, besides the issues of right versus wrong which by itself is relative and subject to arbitration, there always is an underlying economic aspect. When the ideological mask has been pulled off and all bets are off, the economics of any conflict will rear its ugly head with unfailing certainty, and it is for us to read the signs and weight the efforts and the outcome. There never has been an exception to the situations faced in the state thus far. If anything, the present condition of the state is more a manifestation of the failure to read the signs and take up corrective measures accordingly.

The latest 139-days of trials and tribulations should serve as the best reminder of the need to mobilize the people towards self-reliance and develop a work-oriented culture that could prove to be the difference between survival and doom for the state as a separate and distinct entity. Ignoring the fact will be to our own disadvantage, and seeking handouts from the centre for every minor governmental hiccups have reduced the state to a mere statistical entity. Till date, no public development schemes and projects have really taken off or are exactly benefitting the poor and the needy as intended. The abject lack of sustainability or practicality of such schemes and efforts has raised more questions than they endeavor to answer. The real truth?- accountability and integrity in implementation, or more precisely the lack thereof.
Having gone through the incessant turmoil and turbulence of social and communal tensions and conflicts, the people of the state have reason to believe that the new Biren-led regime would take away precious lessons from the failures and shortcomings from the previous government and use them to turn things around for the better. Until the state becomes economically developed and self reliant with the various defunct production units and opportunities being utilized, we could not hope for real change. A radical approach towards inclusive development needs to be drawn up and implemented in right earnest to negate all and every disturbances both from within and without. The present calm may very well prove to be the one before the storm.

Police constable recruitment appeared candidates’ demands declaration of result

Imphal, March 27: All Manipur Police Constable Male Viva Voce Completed Candidate , 2016 today urged the concerned authority for declaration of the result which was completed on December 5, 2016.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press club today the constable appeared candidates said that after convening a meeting the candidate had resolved to form a JAC of the constable recruitment appeared candidates to urged the government authority for declaration of the result. Mutum Rohit , president of the JAC while talking to media persons said that said that fresh recruitment test was held by a notification of the then Congress government led by Okram Ibodi Singh on May 17, 2016. The recruitment process was completed on December 5 2016, however it has not been declared till today. He urged the new government led by the BJP to declare the result at the earliest possible time.
Assistant secretary of the AC Manichandra said that around 8000 candidates had appeared in the viva voce test after completing Physical Efficiency Test and Written test. He appealed the government to declare the result of the recruitment examination in the interest of the youths who had wanted to join the police force to serve the government and the people.

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PREPAK celebrates 37th Red Army uprising day; Shows serious concern to a student body who called bandh on the day

Imphal, March 27: Proscribed group PREPAK celebrate its 37th Red Army Uprising Day along with various communities of the state. A statement of the outfit signed by   its Secretary –In –Charge Leibakngakpa Luwang said that the main function was held at its General Head Quarter . Other function were also held at Technical head quarters, base areas, training centers and other transit camp.
The main function held at its General head Quarter was graced by the Chief of the Red Army Lt. Com N Romi Meitei as the Chief Guest.
As a mark of respect to those departed soul in the freedom struggle the party cadres maintained a two minutes silence. Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee of the outfit deliver speech on the occasion and wished the people for their support to the peoples’ struggle.
On the other hand the PREPAK statement showed serious concern to the calling of general strike on the important day of the outfit. The outfit said that such a challenge to the outfit by calling general strike on its most important day will be remembered as an attempt to sabotage the party’s movement. It appealed all concern to rethink and exempt all bandh or blockade on any important occasion of the revolutionary groups of the state.
The PREPAK however extended its wishes to all the people who had supported its cause by encouraging the party.

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