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Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

India Govt. interlocutor RN Ravi holds meeting with Manipur’s CSOs

 ‘Talks with the NSCN-IM going on, don’t have any idea about 3 states demands by NSCN-IM’

Peace negotiator, RN Ravi, who is also the Interlocutor to India Government for the ongoing talk with the NSCN-IM today arrived in the state and hold meeting with the leaders of the Civil Society Organizations.
Speaking to reporters, soon after his arrival at Imphal Tulihal Airport, RN Ravi said that he came here to hold talk with the representatives of the Civil Society Organisations of the state.
“I have come here to have consultation with the Civil Society, I have already consulted some of them and consulting them is an ongoing process”, Ravi said.
On being asked about the first round of talk that is expected after the signing of the August 3 pact, Ravi said that talk has been on. When asked about the NSCN-IM’s prepared proposal for demand of three states in Naga areas to be governed by the NSCN-IM, the Indian Interlocutor said that there are no such demands and he did not know where such matter has come out.

Base on a leaked document, Imphal Times had earlier reported that the NSCN-IM is preparing to propose three state formulas for Naga region by carving out portion of territory from Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur and by letting intact the present Nagaland. This newspaper had also reported that the NSCN-IM is demanding restoration of the land from Assam to Nagas or payment of compensation for the land allegedly occupied by the Assam Government.
On being asked about the charter of demands which has been submitted by the Civil Society organizations during his last visit, Ravi told that when there is a conversation going on and there is no fix position but understand each other.
“When we converse with each other we don’t have a fix position, but we have to understand each other, because much of the problem comes out of misunderstanding”, RN Ravi said. 
Later at 2 pm today, leaders of 2 major Apex bodies of Manipur’s Civil Society Organisation - the All Manipur United Club Organisations (AMUCO) and the United Committee Manipur (UCM) held a meeting with RN Ravi at Hotel Classic Grande. Speaking to this journalist before meeting the Indian interlocutor, AMUCO’s General Secretary Phurailatpam Devan said that they will not submit any memorandum to RN Ravi but will talk about the charter of demands they had already submitted to him during his last visit. The civil society leaders who met the Indian interlocutor are UCM president Elangbam Johnson, AMUCO President, Dr. Y Khuman and UCM General Secretary YK Dhiren among others.
Source also stated that Ravi also met the Hill based civil society organization.     

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Many condemn blasts at MLA Meghachandra’s residence; mass protest staged; two more suspects arrested

Many people including clubs, organizations and women Meira pabi group of Wangkhem Assembly constituency today condemn the deadly IED blast at the residence of MLA K Meghachandra around 9.30 pm yesterday. Large number of people today staged a sit-in-protest in front of the MLA’s residence at Yairipok denouncing the blast.
Two people suspected to have planted the IED were killed in the blast and two more suspects; both ladies who were allegedly involved in the planting of the bomb were arrested by a team of State police led by SDPO Hemanta today afternoon. The arrested suspects are identified as Sanu Chiru (age about 38 years) wife of O Khanba Chiru of Sangaithel and Nameirakpam Tombi Devi (age about 45) wife of N. Sarat of Yairipok Poiroukhongjin. Both are presently staying at rented room at Hatta Yairipok Colony. Interestingly Nameirakpam Tombi devi happened to be the mother of one of the deceased who was killed in yesterday deadly blast.
The two deceased who were suspected to have been killed while planting the bomb at the residence of MLA K Meghachandra, identified as Md Daulat Khan (22 years) and N. Boboi (30 years), both staying at rented rooms at Hatta Yairipok Colony were deposited at JNIMS morgue.

According to report the two suspected woman were arrested when both are talking about the incident in a suspicious way. Source said that the arrested lady Sanu Chiru was a Nepali by origin. Police source revealed that she came along with the two boys yesterday to plant the IED and were left for the job. 
Until the filing of this report, identity of the organization who had sent them could not be confirmed .
MLA Meghachandra was not at his home when the blast took place. He immediately rushed soon after hearing the news and took stock of the situation. Early today morning speaking to reporters the MLA expressed shocked over the attitude of those who plant the powerful bomb in residential area. He appealed those involved not to repeat such act in future. He also said that he had not received any demand note, threat calls from any of the organizations or individuals.

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KCP Poirei warns Govt.

Armed group KCP Poirei today appealed the people of the state not to staged any form of protest to the kind of action taken up by the outfit against the authority’s failure to reveal the white paper for award of contract works regarding the works taken up for Sangai festival. In a press statement, signed by one Malemnganba Meitei, Publicity Secy. KCP Poirei, the outfit said that as the government authority has failed to disclose the truth about the work orders, the outfit now is sure that huge public money are being looted in the name of taking up developmental works. It said the outfit will take up appropriate action to root out all form of misdeeds and misappropriation of public fund. 

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SEACO thanks people

South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) today extended its gratitude to the people of the state who had provided monetary and physical assistance to the organization in organizing the remembrance day of those who had suffered in the cause for revival of Sanamahi Culture during the invasion of Brahmasabha. In a press statement the organization said that the day was observed for the first time at Takyel Kolom leikai Community Hall on October 31. It also showed regards to all the people who had given moral support in making such a occasion success. 

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Assam Rifles organised an Ex-Servicemen Rally

IGAR(S) An Ex-Servicemen Rally was organised for Ex-Servicemen of Assam Rifles and Army at Mantripukhri by 45 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South). A total of 100 ex-servicemen of Assam Rifles, Army and Veer Nari were attended. Ex-Servicemen of Assam Rifles and Army have made a stellar role in development of society of Manipur. During the rally the veterans informed about the problems being faced by them in day to day living. The various benefit schemes being run by Assam Rifles and Army were explained to the veterans during the course of the rally. Assam Rifles reaffirmed its continued support to its veterans during the course of rally. The rally came to an end with a promise the relationship between ex-servicemen and serving personnel with strengthen in the future.

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Assam Rifles conducts Football Match

In their continuous drive for engagement of youth in the state, a football match was conducted by troops of 12 Bihar of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) between Maning Khunao club and BBA club (Brave Boys Association) at village Mayang Imphal on 01 Nov 2015.  It was a well contested match and both teams put their best efforts where BBA club won the match 2-0. A crowd of around 300 people cheered the young players throughout the match.  The match was organised with the aim of strengthening the bonds between the locals and the Army and also to further promote the spirit of Sports and Games in the Region.  Presidents of both the clubs, the Pradhans and Councilors of the area witnessed the match and appreciated the participants for their Sportsmanship and Team Spirit.  Team prizes and individual awards for the Best Player were given after the match.  Locals and prominent personalities present during the event appreciated the efforts of the Army for promoting sports in the area.

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