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New born baby dies 5 hours after birth; family alleges doctor’s negligence

Imphal, July 31: A new born baby died 5 hours after birth at Thoubal District Hospital, Thoubal District yesterday. Family and parents of the baby alleged doctor’s negligence as the cause of the death.
Mother of the child, identified as Soibam (O) Thoibicha (18 yrs) w/o Soibam Prem (20 yrs) of Tekcham Maning Leikai, Thoubal is still in the hospital.
Speaking to the media persons, mother-in-law of Thoibicha, Soibam (O) Anita (32 yrs) w/o Soibam Ibomcha said that she went to Thoubal District Hospital along with her daughter-in-law for check up at around 9:30 am of July 30. According to the advice of the doctor they admitted her to the ward yesterday itself.

At round 4:20 pm Thoibicha gave birth to a son. The baby was born in awkward condition, but the doctor left the baby without taking up any extra care, she added.
 Anita alleged the doctor identified as Subash and his wife (which is also a doctor) who was in charge of the delivery case neglected their duty despite knowing that the new born baby was facing breathing problems.
“At first we were told the baby as still born but later after about an hour we heard it crying, it was born normal but as they did not take any extra care even after knowing that it has some breathing problem, the baby died”, alleged the mother-in-law.
The family demanded immediate inquiry into the matter and urged authority to take action against the doctor for dereliction of duty. The family also said they will not accept the dead body until proper explaination is given.

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ILPS protest continues

Imphal, July 31: As a part of the area wise protest demonstration under the supervision of the JCILPS, Meira paibis of various localities in between Khurai Lamlong Keithel to Moirang Kampu staged sit-in demonstration demanding implementation of ILPS as well as lifting of ‘wanted’ tag from former JCILPS convenor Kh. Ratan.
Placards and banners denouncing government negligence to the peoples’ demand were used during the protest.
Speaking to the media person, one Meira paibi said that countless number of non locals is increasing day by day and this need to be checked. She said the non locals should possessed proper permission from the government authority depending upon the purpose of their visit to the state.

The Meira paibi also criticized the state government for trying to suppress the peoples’ movement using unacceptable way.
“It is for all the people of the state why should they behave like enemy to the people. Everybody knows about the influx of non-local and its impact to the live of the indigenous people of the state”, she added.
The protest demonstrations were staged at Khurai Ningthoubung Leikai, Khurai Top Awang Leikai and Kheva Keithel.

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Book released

Imphal, July 31: A translated book “Laila Majnu & Atei Wari Machasing” written by Nabakumar Nongmeikappam and a poetry book “Pambei” written by Jitendra Uchiwa has been release today at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul.
During the book release ceremony, Professor Nahakpam Aruna Devi, President of Leimarol Khorjeikol (LEIKOL) and Thounaojam Khamba Meitei, President of Mayai Lambi Khorjei Loop (MALAKHOL) attended as President and Chief Guest respectively. Dr Moirangthem Priyobrata and Langol Iboyaima reviewed the two books.

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New Dimapur-Zubza Railway Project should not become another “Dimapur-Kohima four laning”

By Oken Jeet Sandham We have come to know that Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will lay the foundation stone of a new railway line from Dimapur (Dhansiripar) to Kohima on August 1 at Dimapur Railway Station. It is for Dimapur-Zubza Railway line. Good news is landowners are reported to have received land compensations for this new Dimapur-Zubza railway construction. Because most of the time, the Government used to blame the landowners and now since it is reported that the compensations have been paid, there should not have any hurdle for the construction. Earlier, we also heard that the construction of roads including the four laning of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway could not take place due to land problem. We are happy that there were reports that the land compensations had already been paid to landowners from Dimapur to Kohima for the four laning. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, also came last year and laid a foundation stone at Chumukedima to start for four laning works of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway. Unfortunately, until now nothing happens on the ground. In fact, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee when he came to Nagaland in 2003 announced Rs 400 crore for the four laning of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway 39. While announcing it, he said, “We are not keeping Nagaland out of this ambitious project. Earlier, this highway network was planned to come up to Silchar. Today I am happy to announce that Kohima will also be connected to this project with a four-lane highway. The Center will spend Rs 400 crore on widening this road on national Highway 39. And the work will start next year.” It has been 13 years and the work on this ambitious four laning Dimapur-Kohima is yet to start. Speaking of roads in Nagaland, Vajpayee, who had to travel by road to Kohima from Dimapur as his helicopter could not take off due to inclement weather, said, “I have to say that I had a firsthand experience yesterday. Mother Nature wanted me to take the road journey from Dimapur to Kohima. I was told that, of all the roads in the State, this is the best. If this is the best, it is difficult to imagine how bad is the worst.” In this 21st Century, the world has been talking about Super Highways, electric cars, bullet trains, shopping malls, online systems, more airports, but in Nagaland what Vajpayee saw the best road while travelling by road from the Dimapur airport to Kohima 13 years ago is today in a worse condition. Today, Social Media bloggers in Nagaland are making most hilarious bashing comments from time to time on some of the bridges on this epic Dimapur-Kohima NH 39 as they are waiting to collapse anytime on its own. Will our Chief Minister TR Zeliang and Governor PB Acharya who will be attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new Dimapur-Zubza Railway line on August 1 at Dimapur tell the Union Railways Minister that the new project should not become another “Dimapur-Kohima four laning style?”

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