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VC AP Pandey is out of station again without handing charge to any person

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Imphal, July 18,

The controversial Vice Chancellor of Manipur is once more out of station amidst prolong impasse at the Manipur University which spread beyond the complex without handing over his charge to any of the competent authority. And source said that this time he didn’t submit any leave letter to any of the concern as almost all the authority have been voluntarily resigned demanding his resignation.

Pandey close association with the Union Home Minister Rajnath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief and senior BJP leaders is an open secret and as he will be left with no where to join if in case he is being removed he is doing everything to remain as VC.
When Pandey was sent as VC of the Manipur University he was to complete 65 years in 20 days. Now he can continue till 70 years but if he is removed there is no place for his position at any University.
A high level source said that AP Pandey left Imphal for New Delhi at the same flight with the Chief Minister of Manipur. It is not sure whether the two had communicated before leaving Imphal but records with the Imphal Times said that Pandey left Imphal with the Chief Minister.
The source added that the appointment of the BJP delegation headed by the Chief Minister to the prime Minister Narendra Modi was initiated by Pandey.

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I will consider whether or not to accept the proposal – TNK Singh

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Imphal, July 18,

Retired acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, T. Nandakumar Singh is not exited while receiving news about his being member of the Fact Finding Committee constituted by the MHRD.
Talking over phone, T Nandakumar said that  as of now he is not receiving any communication officially and if received he will consider whether or not to join the committee.
As per information with the Imphal Times, Retd. Justice TNK still is at present serving as the president of the State Consumer commission . he is enjoying Honorarium and other government facilities from the government of Manipur.

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48 hours general strike demanding removal of VC Prof. AP Pandey paralyse Manipur on the first Day

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Imphal, July 18,

The 48 hours general strike called by Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) demanding removal of VC Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey which begins midnight yesterday has completely paralyse the state of Manipur with almost all walk of lives putting to a grinding halt.

Except one or two vendor ladies with in the presence of heavy security forces, the Khwairamband Keithel here in Imphal wore deserted looks. For the first time after Chief Minister N. Biren Singh hold the Chief Minister Office Khwairamband Keithel, which is in the heart of Imphal city was seen pack with people wearing Khaki colour suits with baton and glass shield at every nook and corner. Some vehicles with stickers “Hospital”, “Shardha” “emergency” etc. were seen moving on the streets.

Almost all roads in valley district were almost empty. Inter-district passenger service vehicles, Diesel Auto, Tata Magic service and most private vehicles stay off the roads. Shops and business establishment remain shuts in all districts. Banks in the state remain close. Government offices too witness only little attendance.

The 48 general strike called by the MUSU is being supported by almost all students’ body including MSF, AMSU, DESAM, SUK, KSA and AIMS. Besides civil society organisation from across the state too had extended support to the general strike. At some of the areas particularly along the Singjmei to Canchipur stretch many womenfolk came out in the street since early morning today morning and stopped all short of vehicular movements.

At some places like Thangmeiband, Khurai and some other places, strike supporters burn tyres in the middle of the road. At Canchipur, in front of the Manipur University gate, students of the University close the road by placing benches and trees. Even security forces vehicles have to turn back seeing the intensity of the strike called by the students.

At Thoubal district and Kakching district too , large number of strike supporters came on the road and prevented any form of vehicular movements. . Report reaching here said that all the major market in the district - Wangjing market, Thoubal Market Yairipok Market remain shuts for the day. the general strike will continue till tomorrow midnight.

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CNPO reacts to CM Biren’s stand for Territorial Integrity of Manipur

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Imphal, July 18,

Chandel Naga Peoples’ organisation in a statement has condemn the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Statement regarding the territorial integrity of Manipur saying that the Chief Minister had forgotten the land occupied by the Naga since British period. In a statement the CNPO said that the context of the recent Press Interview of the  CM of Manipur N Biren has brought to light the chauvinistic mindset of the State Government Sometimes they talk of 2000 year history of Manipur but never utter the hidden truth of the Naga People domination and occupying the Hill Territory of the present colonial state of India
“When the British ruled the whole continent of India including the North Eastern Region, the segregation of Hill and Plain administration was prominently bifurcated as two different entities under British Manipur.
“At this crucial juncture the Gol its appealed to protect and maintain the sanctity of the Historic Agreements they have entered With the Naga People and execute In delivering justice to the Naga people.” the statement added.

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