Archive for July, 2007

LAMKA POST: JULY 31, 2007

Die-in-harness Schemes

Lamka, July-30: Director of Personel & Administrative Reforms, Government of Manipur in June 6 a thusuah a bawlna ah, June 6, 2002 apan December 16, 2006 kikal a Die-in-harness scheme a dia application pelutte a zat theihlouh hi’n taklang hi.

Hiai toh kisai application thak pe nuamte’n August 6, 2007 tan in affidavit bawl sak in piak lut theih ding ahi’n leng taklang hi.

Friendly Match kimawl ding

Lamka July 30: New Lamka a PT Sports Complex ah zingchiang sunnung 3:00 in New Lamka Youth Club (NLYC) XI leh Bungmual Youth Cub (BYF) XI te’ Friendly Match kimawl ding uhi.

RDC a AC te bawlhoih

Lamka July 30: Lamka Damdawi Inn huangsung a Regional Diagnostic Centre a Air Conditioner kithuah teng a Copper wire teng apaisa July 16, 2007 zan kal a a kiguk mangvek ziak a hun bangtan hiam CD4 Count Machine zattheihlouh a om pen zan in bawlhoihta uhi. Hiai AC te bawlhoihna in Rs. 10,000/- vel bei hi in Med. Supdt. apan in thutut kingah hi.

Selection Board meeting

Lamka July 30: Sub-Divisional Selection Board for Award of State/National Award to Teachers a member teng in tuni sunnung dak 12:30 in ZEO/CCpur Chamber ah meeting uhi. Hiai hun ah State/National Teacher Award 2007 a sang dia recommend ding telkhiatna nei uhi. Hiai hun ah DI teng tel uhi.

Sunna

Lamka July 30: Mrs.Chingkhoman (52)W/o Pumkhenthang of Vengnuam New Lamka zan nitak dak 11:30July 28, 2007 nitak dak 9:00 in Sungna in si a zan sunnung in New Lamka YPA Hanmual ah vuiliam in om hi. vel in kalna in si a tuni sunnung in New Lamka YPA Hanmual ah vuailiam in om hi. Mr. Pauzagin (82) E/o. Letkam of Sahei Road apaisa

PPE Kit tamtak hongtung, Vatawt si 1 enchian

Lamka July 30: Manipur a Avian Flu om toh kiton in Vety. & AH Department nuai ah RR Team tamtak bawl khiat in om hi. CCpur a Vetinary Joint Director nuai ah leng Rapid Response Team (RRT) 8 bawl akhiat hi a huaite zat ding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit tamtak zan in Lamka puaktung in omta hi.

Avian Flu ziak mah in Lamka khopi kiimkot a khua 81te ah huangvulh Ak leh Vatawt banah Vapaal leh adang dangte simna/Rapid Census neih in om hi. Hiai Census dungjui in Khua/Veng 81 sung ah Ak 24,383 om a, Vatawt 12,669 leh Vapaal leh adangdang gawmkhawm 819 om hi. Huailou in Khumujamba Leikai a Mr. M. Jadumani Singh in Vatawt 10 a khoite lak a 2 zan nitak in si a Vety. Departmentte kiang a Report a piak dungjui in Vetinary Officer Dr. T. Dorendrojit Singh in tuni’n huai Vatawt site post mortem va bawl a huai ah vatawt site Avian Flu ziak hilou a Duck Viral Heppatitis ziak a si hidan in report pia hi.

Tuilawng 12 kigu

Lamka July 30: Bungmual khosak Tipaimukh Road zul a Lamka khopi tuineek ding zawlna Tuilawng (150 mm CI Pipe) 6 apaisa July 28, 2007 in meltheihlouh pawlkhat in gumang uh a huaibanah tuni in tuilawng 6 mah gukmang in omnawn hi. Hiai toh kisai in PHED a AE in Lamka Police ah tuni sunnung in report pia a Police in suizui lel uhi. A mat khiak pah uh lamen phot ni.

Scooter accident ah 1 liam

Lamka July 30: Mr. Lunzapau (45) S/o. Nengkhokhai of Tuaibuang zan zingkal dak 9:30 vel in Tedim Road a scooter a tailai Zouveng lutna bul lak ah Cycle khat toh kiphukha in kipuuk in a a nugguh veilampang 2 a tahtan banah a veilam khuuk lak tatliam kha in Lamka Damdawi Inn ah etkol in omlel hi.

Shaktiman Ak pua man

Lamka July 30: Lamka Police in tuni sunnung dak 2:30 vel in Police Station koanglak ah Broiler AK 28 pua Shaktiman (MN02 4903) man in thudotna aneihnung un khahkhe nawn uhi.

Thukiza dan in shaktiman bel Tuibuang a om 8 GR te’n Henglep Sub Division a 8 GR Outpost a omte Ration ding puak dia a zat uh hi a huai Akte leng 8 GRte puaksak ahihdan leh Avian flu ziak a District sung a Aak puaklut kham ahihma a Tuibuang 8 GR te kep ahih chet ahihnung in khahkhe nawn uhi.

Sub-Dealer leh Rationing Agents

Lamka July 30: Distrit Level Selection Committee, CCpur in 2007-08 sung a SK. Oil Sub-dealer ding leh Fair Price Shop a Rationing agents telkhiakna zouta in a kisaipih a theinuamte’n Notice Board ah etheih ding in takkhiak hita hi.

Hiai toh kisai thusuak in a taklatna ah, inkuan khat in kha khat in S.K. Oil litres 4, ration card tungtawn in ngah thei ding a, PDS antang leng inkuan khat in kha khat in Kgs. 35 ngaih theih ding hi’ leng taklang hi.

Sub-dealer ding leh Rationing agents dia telkhiak a omte’n a kinlam a agreement sign ding in District Supply Officer, CCpur kimuhpih ngai ding hi’n leng thusuak in taklang hi.

KSO in Dr. T.S. Gangte suun

Lamka July 30: Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO) Director of the State Higher Education Deptt. len lui Dr. T.S. Gangte, July 29, 2007 a damlouhna ziak a a sihna ah suun mahmah uh ahihdan thusuah bawl uhi.

Thusuak in a taklatna ah, Dr. T.S. Gangte in Kuki te a dia thil thupi tamtak a sepkhiakte Kuki te kia hilou in Manipur a om tengteng a ding in mangngilh theih vual hilou ahihdan taklang hi.

Mizoram apan Veterinarian 2

Imphal, July-30(NNN): Manipur a Bird Flu om toh kisai in hiai natna toh kisai theichian ding leh kivenkholh dingdan toh kisai in tuni’n Mizoram apan Veterinarian 2 Imphal hong tung uh hi’n thutut kingah hi.

Thutut kingah dan in, Manipur a bird flu toh kisai in tuma lam inleng Sikkim apat Bird Flu expert team khat hong tung khinta uh hi’n kigen hi.

Deptt. of Forensic Psychology hon thak hiding

Guwahati, July 30 (NNN): Department of Forensic Psychology kichi department thak, Kahilipara, Guwahati a Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in hongkhe dek a, huai in crime toh kisai case-te hoihtak a saifel nang a panpih mahmah ding a lamet ahi.

FSL apat thusuak in a taklat dan in khantouh dan dungzui in tualthahna leng pung hat mahmah a, hiai department thak in tualthahna leh mahni kithahna case-te suichet leh theihsiam nang in hon pahpih mahmah ding ahi chi hi. Aban a genzelna ah, hiai deptt. in ‘thutak khawl’ (lie detector) leh ‘khuak etna khawl’ (brain mapping) vanzat neita a, govt. in approval a piak hunhun chiang in nasep patpah theih ding a, a poimoh leh maban a vanzat hoihzawte leikhiak a hiai deptt. upgrade theih leng hidi’n taklang hi.

Assam ah crime in punlam nawt semsem a, Assam Police CID in a chiamteh dan dungzui in 2002 in mahni kithat pasal 1702 leh numei 808 om a, 2003 in pasal 1976 leh numei 920 om hi. 2004 kum in ahihleh neuchik kiam zek in pasal 1945 leh numei 894 in amau hinna mah kilak uhi. Himahleh 2005 in hong pung nawn in pasal 1951 leh numei 895 in kaltou a, 2006 in bel tam petmahta a pasal 2116 leh numei 915 te amau leh amau kithat uhi.

Sum Teng 5000/- in CDBA panpih

Lamka, July 30: Churachandpur District Badminton Association (CDBA) in final programme July 28, 2007 a aneihna uah hiai a Guest of Honour dia seh a om Mr. T. Khanthang of Paite Veng in amah tel thei kei mahleh CDBA panpihna ding in Rs. 5000/- pia hi’n thu khonung kiza hi.

Thutut kingah dan in, Ocotber 2007 chiang inleng Badminton Tournament sai nawn ding ua, tua kia hilou in All Manipur Hill District Badminton Tournament leng CDBA in zintun sawm uh hi’n leng kigen hi.

Dimapur ah July 31, sunma dak 11:00 in IM leh GoI kihou ding

Dimapur, July 30 (NNN): NSCN-IM leh Govt. of India in 1997 kum a Cease Fire agreement a neih zoh nung ua Nagaland a khatveina ding in zingchiang Sepnawnni zinglam dak 11:00 in Dimapur ah NSCN-IM leh Govt. of India palaite’n kihouna nei ding uhi.

Thutut kingah in a taklat dan in Nagaland Commissioner T N Mannen in a genna ah Govt. of India palai ding in Union Labour Minister, Oscar Fernandes, Centre’ Interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah, Secretary Intelligence Bureau Ajit Lal leh Joint Secretary, Intelligence Bureau, Naveen Verma zingchiang zingkal dak 9:30 in Dimapur airport hongtung ding ua, kihouna a neih chiang un Ceasefire omlel July 31 a bei ding pen extend nang toh kisai leng gen khak hiding chi hi.

Kihouna neih nang mun toh kisai Mannen in a dawnna ah, security toh kisai ahihziakin genkhiak theih hilou chimahleh Dimapur a Circuit House ahihkeileh Chumukedima Police Complex khat zawkzawk hidia gintak ahi.

Thutut kimudan in kum tamtak nung a, Nagaland a kihouna om masak nang himahleh kihouna ah Nagaland Govt. kihellou in security leh lam tuamtuam a panpihna chauh peding hidan in gen a, huai banah, kihouna a NSCN-IM lam makaih ding in NSCN(IM) Chairman uh Isak Chishi Swu leh a General Secretary uh Thuingaleng Muivah banah NSCN Emissary, V S Atem pang ding uh hidan in leng gen hi.

Hichibang a Govt. of India leh NSCN-IM in kihouna a neih dek uh toh kituak ding in Naga Hoho in zingchiang, Sepnawnni zinglam 9:30 apat Dimapur a City Tower ah peaceful rally nei ding uh hidan in leng thutut kingah hi.

Tuma zek in NSCN-IM in Camp Hebron, Dimapur ah 6th Naga Consultative Meet sai uh a, huai a Naga pawlpi tuamtuam leh heutu tuamtuam paikhawmte’n Cease Fire hun beidek pen extend ding toh kisai leng ngaihdan ana genkhawm khinta uhi.

Manipur a om Nagate thum ding in ngen

Imphal, July-29(NNN): United Naga Council (UNC) in thusuah a bawlna ah, July 31, 2007 a Dimapur, Nagaland a India palai leh Naga palaite kihouna in gahsuah hoihtak, mihingte gintak khel a thil kipahhuai lamdangtak a gahsuah theihna ding in Manipur a om Naga mite’n hiai hun a thumna nei a, Van Pathian sam chiat ding in ngetna bawl uhi.

Cabinet in Census report- 2001 pomlou

Imphal july 30: Ninth Manipur Legislative Assembly a, emergency second session zingciang July 31 apat August 2, 2007 tan om ding toh kisai in, tuzinglam in Chief Minister Office ah Cabinet Minister te’n meeting poimohtak nei uhi.

Hiai hun ah, assembly session sunga genkhom ding, Manipur a assembly constituencies te Delimitation bawlna ding a Register of Census in Manipur Census report, 2001 asuah pen pom hithei lou dingin thupuk uhi.

Hiai assemly session hun sungin Salary & Allawances of the Chairman, Manipur Legislative Assembly (Hill Areas Committee) bill, 2007 leh govt. business leh private member business tuamtuamte genkhom hiding hi.

Hichibang kal ah, Assembly Speaker Dr. S. Budhichandra Singh in, Deputy Speaker teel ahihma, Singjamei MLA I.Hemochandra Singh in Chairman, Committee of Privileges and Ethics, Manipur Legislative Assembly dinmun len dingin thusuah bawl hi.

Delimitation ding toh kisai in, Manipur Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh in zan nitak in, political leader tuamtuam toh meeting poimohtak khat Law minister Th.Debendra office ah neikhom uhi. Hiai hun ah delimitation issue toh kisai a, govt. dinmun ding nouneltak in genkhom uhi. Hiai meeting ah opposition lam apat MLA O. Joy, Dr. L. Chandramani,

Radhabinod Koijam MLA ban ah Advocate General of Manipur te leng kihel uhi. Assembly Constituency delimitation bawl theih louhna ding jiaka gen a omte bel, 2001 census pansan a bawl hileh, phaijang a AC 40 omte 37 in kiamsuk dinga, singtang a AC 20 omte 23 in pung ding chih ahi.

Bird Flu mihing a akai louhna dingin Health deptt. in panla – Ph.Parijat

Imphal july 30: Manipur a Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) natna H5N1 om chih chet ahihnung July 26, 2007 apat Health department in hiai natna mihing a, akai louhna dinga pan naktak a la ahihdan, tuni sunnung dak 2.30 in Health & Family Welfare Minister Ph.Parijat in Old Secretariat a, ama office ah thuthak saimite kiang ah gen hi.

Minister in agendan in, hiai Bird Flu apat kivenna dia health department in Rs 24.29 lakhs release ahihdan leh Govt. of India nuai a Health & Family Welfare in leng apoimoh bangbang van tuamtuam Rs 40 lakhs manvel honpia uh ahihdan gen hi.

Vety. & AH department nuai a Ak leh Vasa sumang ding RRT kibawl khia bangin, Health Department nuai ah leng RRT team 20 bawl khiak a om hidan in Minister in gen hi. Hiai team 20 te, team khat jel ah Medical Doctor khat, Health Supervisor 3 leh health worker 30 jel kithuah in, personel 680 zat in om uhi. Hiai Health RRT ten tuni chiangin, Bird Blu

theihkhiakna mun, Chingmeirong apat 3km sung ah Inn tuamtuam 45032 phata ua, tua ah mihing 2,35,161,000 bang enkheta uhi. Hiai munte a michih envek hilou in, Inkuan a kuahiam hiai natna toh kisai a kimuang moh omte leh a health status te uh lak hijel chih ahi. Hichibang kal ah, Bird Flu ziaka, mihing alohsawn louhna dia health department in pan alak dan enkaitu dingin, Govt. of India nuai a Health & FW apat official Dr. P. Rabindra leng Imphal ah omlel a, aman agenna ah, RRT te nasep lungtun huai asak dan thuthak saimite theisak hi.

Hiai RRT ten July 26, 2007 apat sim in ni 10 sung health check up neitou ding ua, tuni tan a muanmoh bangzah hiam screening leh medical examinine hoihtak bawl ahihnungin Bird Flu natna vei chih theihkhiak om tadih lou ahihdan leng Minister in gen hi. Chingmeirong apat 3km ban 10km tan sung ah leng surveillance bawl hitou jel a, apoimoh leng mansa in RRT 20 stand by in omlai chih ahi. Minister in agenna ah, CCpur a Bird Flu natna kigen pen diklou leh blood sample test ahihnunga negative ahihdan leng gen hi. Kuahiam bird flu natna vei om khak ding venna in JN leh RIMS ah isolation ward honkhiak in om a, JN hospital a respiratory ventilator khat neihsa ban ah nih leithak hi a, hiai vanzat pen khat ah Rs 9 lakhs vel man hi a, RIMS ah bel hichibang 7 om hidan a gen leng ahi. Health toh kisai a thu kan

chetnop nei leh kan theihna dingin Health department in, Lamphelpat a R & D Wing ah control room khat hongkhia a tua a telephone number bel, 0385-2416922 leh 2414796 ahi. Tuni a Health & FW minister in thuthak saimite a kimuhpihna hun ah, Health Services a Director Dr.Th.Suresh Singh leh Health Secretary P.Vaiphei IAs te leng kihel uhi.

Ak leh Vatot 149294 thah hita; A vuina mun complaint om

Imphal july 30: Bird flu natna ziaka Ak leh Vatot te hihmang ding chih govt. thupiak dungzui in Vety. & AH nuai a RRT te’n July 26 apat tuni July 30 sunnung dak 3.30 tan in Imphal West leh Imphal East sung ah Ak leh Vatot kigawm in 149294 thah ta ua, Ak leh Vatot tui leng 20249 leh Ak ann 11615kgs leng sukmang in omta hi.

Hichibang kal ah, Chingmeirong a Firing range lui mun, July 27 & 28 a Ak leh Vatot kigawm 1000 val ding vuina mun, akiang naipen a tenna Inn metre 100 vel a gamla himahleh, tuni chiangin namse mahmah hidan in kigen a, amun a mute gendan in sai-ip a koihnate uh leng hoihtak a lei vuh louh jiakin muhtheih ahihban ah tanbul ahihman in vuahtui in hawktui

tuamun apat honpuak a Ak leh Vatot sisante hong luangkhiak ding lauhuai dinmun hidan a om hi’n kigen hi.

Hiai mun a tengte gendan in thil omdan Vety. office a theihsak himahleh office lamte’n ngaihsaklou in nou hoih nasak bangun ana hih un a chih san uh hi’n gen uhi. Raj Bhavan sung ah leng tuni’n Vatot (Meitei Nganu) 16 RRT ten that uh hidan in thutut kingah hi.

Govt. office leh gari te veng hoih dingin theisak

Im phal july 30: Manipur govt. nuai a Principal Secretary (Home) P.B.O.Warjri in tuni a thusuah a bawlna ah, tulel a MEELAL in gari number te a Meitei Mayek gelhna dinga, helna a neih uh toh kisai in, security measures hoihtak lak hidingin taklang hi.

Govt. vehicle peuhmah mun bit a koih ding, huai tuh Battalion/District HQ of District Police/MR/IRB. Police Stations/Out posts leh a kinaipih security omna ah, hichibang mun loute ah venlouh a govt. gari himhim koih hitheilou ding hi’n government thusuak in taklang hi.

Official duty lou ngal a govt. gari zat hitheilou ding, thusuah bawl nung a tuahsia tuak a om leh amau mohna hiding a, chowkidar leh night watchman te pilvangtak a posting mun a om gige ding, office a telephone omte, telephone number poimoh teng toh koih khom ding, a hun hun a zat theih dingin, Fire Service ten leng apoimoh banga nasem dia mansa hihding, patau leh meikang hun a dia security naipenten kithuahpihna piak jel ding leh sensitive mun deuh deuh a security patrolling hihkhauh ding hi’n thutusk in taklang hi.

Mi 2 hawlkhiak in om

Im phal july 30: HLSC Old course examination, 2007 ah, tuni’n chindan hoihlou hih jiakin, Lilong B apat Roll No. 7497 leh Yairipok apat Roll No. 8071 te hawlkhiak hi uh chih Controller of Examination, BSEM apan thutut kingah hi.

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Delimiting Downhearted Economy of Manipur

By: Prof. N. Mohendro Singh

There has been a lot of debate on the scale and scope of the government after the onset of liberalization, globalisation and privatization (LPG). This is necessary. No economy of any kind can develop and compete without substained, systematic, simultaneous and scientific support system carefully designed and meticulously tailored to meet the compulsions of changing equations. The importance of an effective government lies in the fact that it represents the collective conscience and thinking of the state. It is the basic responsibility of any government to provide minimum core public goods such as:

1. Physical Connectivity
2. Knowledge Connectivity
3. Technological Connectivity
4. Law and Order
5. Property Rights

It must be kept in mind, perhaps it should be the article of guidance of every step of public intervention that the foundation of democracy is absolutely determined by the quality of life of the people which in turn is the direct outcome of the quality of the governance. Government should not be mere referee, a mere onlooker, a mere frustrated entity, a disillusioned personality and a wild institution. It should be a dominant and capable player, particularly in the fields of collective core public goods and services. What more can we expect from a government when the power department cannot collect taxes for the use of electricity? What more can we expect when the culprits and highwayboys create their own world of freedom where the innocent people are tortured, kidnapped, looted and killed?

The government is armed with coercive power to create, destroy, revamp, rejuvenate and synergies the socio-economic forces in order to create a new world of unique peace and prosperity. This is what the innocent common people of Manipur look forward to. Sitting in a palacial room on a majestic chair with hands crossed and heads confused, the ruler does not rule but relaxes. Played well, the states activities can accelerate development. “Played badly, they will produce stagnation or, in the extreme economic and social disintegration.” Capable government is a vital necessity; not a luxury at all.

What type of socio-economic vision of Manipur can we expect from the government plagued with and reinforced by a vicious circle of captive economy and easy game of deep seated patron-clientelism? The terrible and dehumanizing experiences in the muddy and sleepy 2391 villages without any worthy physical connectivity is a telling testimony to the complete absence of political will and meticulous economic exercises. Both the heads and tails are cought in the crossroads and yield to the fissiparous tendencies unleased by the highwaysboys who take law in their hands and create a wild world of wanton violation and threat.

Deceleration of State Economy:
The most disturbing memento of a stable Government from 2002 till date in Manipur is the deceleration of state economy. The growth rate of Manipur declines from 11.04 percent during 8th plan period to 8.19 percent during 10th plan period.

While the growth rate of secondary sector remains more or less constant, the primary sector witnesses a rise, followed by a sharp decrease in the tertiary sector.

It is not a wonder that only 2.17 percent of the workers belong to the household industries and that the agricultural main workers have increase from 5.44 lakhs in 1991 to 6.14 lakhs in 2001. Read with a high rate of increase of agricultural labourer from 47,350 in 1991 to 1,13,630 in 2001, the heavy pressure on limited cropped area of 2.34 hectares is quite evident. Today the man-land ratio is 1:0:10 has only. The implication is really dangerous unless scientific agricultural practice is adopted to increase the yield rate.

Deceleration of Yield (Kg/Ha) of Paddy:
At the moment the picture of yield is also equally disturbing and dismal. Till today it appears that a stable government in Manipur is unable to arrest the attack of the law of diminishing returns operating in the agricultural sector. We are unable to meet the development challenges on two fronts of agriculture and industry.

There is a sharp deceleration of yield of paddy from 2,415 Kgs/Ha in 2001-02 to 1,970 Kgs/Ha in 2005-06. The percapita availability of rice from our own soil is only 25.95 Kgs in Imphal (E+W) and 7.05 Kgs in Senapati district as against the consumption requirement of 204 kgs. The scramble for quota of food grains under the PDS is a logical conclusion.

The prolonged economic blockade of 150 days on an average a year, has crippled the hope of any initiative and enterprise. In fact the economy gets downhearted. The spirit of competitive enterprise and innovation and the spirit for facing the risk of uncertainty in the economic world are shattered and getting delimited. In fact, the past performance of the stable government in Manipur has delimited the downhearted economy. The economic fatigue we experience today needs a thorough review and rejuvenation in the wake of the India’s Look-East-Policy and the Asian Highway from Singapore to New Delhi.

Source: Kangla Online

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Culling tally reaches 1,37,944; mass fowl deaths reported at Khurai farm

The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, Jul 30: Even as culling of birds continued for a fifth day today in the greater Imphal area, another case of mass sickness and deaths of chickens has been reported at a farm at Khurai.

According to sources in the veterinary department, the unusual sickness and deaths of the birds, with what are described as bird flu symptoms, had taken place a few days back, but went unreported at the time, although the farm had been covered in the culling operations. Some of the sick birds had in fact been culled unknowingly.

The sources said after the farm owners finally reported the matter, veterinary teams have collected faecal samples of the dead birds and have sent the same for verification.

In the meantime, culling operations continued apace today, with a total of 11,350 birds culled in 34 localities in both Imphal East and Imphal West district today.

Since the start of culling operations on July 26, a total of 1,37,944 birds including chickens, ducks and other domesticated birds have been culled, while 20249 eggs and 11615 kgs of poultry feeds have been disposed off safely till today, veterinary department sources said.

Altogether 16 ducks imported from Vietnam reared at the Imphal Raj Bhavan today were also culled by a veterinary RRT today. The state governor`s residence falls within the culling zone.

Veterinary officials also said that the culling operations within the core 5 km radius zone was planned to be completed by today, but due to the bird population turning out to be well in excess of the official estimates, the operations will be continuing for the time being.

With various local NGOs and local organisations cooperating actively to the bird culling drive, the department has also constituted mobile teams to collect and dispose of birds, including broilers, local hens and ducks which were kept for culling after collecting from the individual households. Above 2,000 birds mainly adult broilers and ducks have been culled in this manner, the sources disclosed.

More than 900 birds which have been seized by public and police in the last three days at various places after being smuggled out from the core zone have also been culled.

It is meanwhile reported that some 40 chickens culled by an RRT at Kongpal Mutum Leikai were stolen by unidentified persons while being kept in a gunny sack for disposal this afternoon.

In another development, some 250 poultry farmers who have been hardest hit due to the steps taken up for containment of bird flu have banded together in an association called the Manipur Poultry Farmers and Traders` Association to protect their interests.

Since most of the poultry farmers have set up their farms with the help of bank loans, one of the issues of major concern to them is how the current situation will affect their loan status, a representative of the association said.

In the meantime, some chicken centres in the Imphal area have converted themselves to fish centres, even as the price of fish has been rising steadily over the past few days.

Source: Kangla Online

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Indo-Naga Talks Taday at Dimapur

Newmai News Network

Kohima/Dimapur, Jul 30 : The next round of Indo-Naga peace talks between the representatives of Government of India and NSCN-IM at Dimapur from 11 am onwards which will be for the first time in Nagaland after the two parties entered to a Cease Fire agreement in the year 1997.

Confirming the report, Nagaland Commissioner TN Mannen said that the Central team including Union Labour Minister, Oscar Fernandes, Centre’s Interlocutor K Padmanabhaiah, Secretary Intelligence Bureau Ajit Lal and Joint Secretary Intelligence Bureau Naveen Verma would be landing at the Dimapur air port at 9.30 am on Tuesday for the “crucial talks”, which will also focus on the extension of ceasefire between the two parties beyond July 31.

On being asked about the venue of the talks, he revealed that it would not be disclosed until tomorrow due to security reasons. However, the talks are likely to be held either at Circuit House or Chumukedima Police Complex in Dimapur.

Sources also revealed that though the peace talks are going to be held for the first time in the State, the Nagaland Government would not be taking part in the talks but only provide logistic support and foolproof security.

Sources in the NSCN-IM revealed that its Chairman Isak Chishi Swu and General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah along with NSCN Emissary, VS Atem and others will be meeting the Central representatives.

Meanwhile, the Naga Hoho would be organising a peace rally coinciding with the talks at City Tower in Dimapur from 9.30 am on Tuesday.

It may be recalled that the NSCN-IM had organised the 6th Naga Consultative meet recently at Camp Hebron, Dimapur where the mass based Naga organisations had expressed their view on further extension of the Cease Fire.

However, they had expressed that the GoI should show sincerity and guarantee to bring about an acceptable and honourable solution to the vexed Indo-Naga problem at the earliest.

Source: The Sangai Express

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The Chin Option

By: Dr. Vumson Suantak Ph.D

When the union of Burma celebrated its independence on the 4th January 1948, the Chin people were optimistic; they were fully committed to the union of Burma, a union that they joined at the Panglong conference in 1947. They trust the leaders of Burman to lead them to prosperity because they believed the promises and the rhetoric of the Burma leaders at the Panglong conference.

However, soon after independence they realized that they had been cheated badly by their Burman political partners. The promise of equality was not discouraged; they believed that the Burman could make Burma prosperous. When other ethnic groups such as the Karen, Mon, Karenni, Arakan, Shan, Kachin resorted to arms to free themselves from the joke of the Burman power holders, the Chin fought at the side of Burman power holders and stuck to their commitment made at Panglong. Without the Chin soldiers Rangoon and Burma would have fallen into the hands of the Karens in 1949.

Burma was not doing badly with its economy during the early years after independence although there was not much improvement in the Chin Hills. Dirt roads were built and some schools were opened. The Chins believed that progress in other parts of Burma would spill over to them, and so long as there was progress in Burma they supported the union as soldiers of the Burma Army, fighting and dying for the country, and they worked as civil servants. But their patience was often tested.
Abruptly on March 2, 1962, the young nation of Burmans dream was replaced by a nightmare when General Newin took over the political power that reigned in Burma for over thirty years. All citizens of Burma were affected by the mismanagement, degeneration, chaos and plunder in Burma. Chin hopes and aspirations of almost half a century dashed away. The dreams of a prosperous future faded to distant away. The dreams of a prosperous future faded to distant memories. The Chin witness Burma’s slide into social, political, moral, and economic anarchy increasing every minute the ever widening gap between Burma and it’s neighbors and other parts of the world. This state existed not because Burma was a colony. All Burma’s problems were self-inflicted. Burma’s politics was the combination of arrogance and stupidity, greed and brutality, pride and incompetence, xenophobia and envy, promise and deceit, and suspicion and dishonesty. Because of the greed, corruption, and half century of incompetent military leadership, Burma risks losing generations forever. It is tragic to even try to fathom the consequences of such losses.

How badly the BSPP and SLORC mismanaged the economy could be seen by Burma’s
GNP (per capital income) is around $140 according to Asia week, September 1995 where as Singapore’s was $ 21000(calculating on the back market rate U$$). On the other hand the Burma Army Became the 6th strongest army in the world with 400,000 men under arms. Burma was the poorest country in the world and the poorest in South East Asia. This is how badly Bo. Newin and his generals had mismanaged.

What is then left for the Chin to do in these miserable conditions? Can they blame the Burma? Should the blame go to Bo. Newin and the Burma Army? But it was not alone Bo. Newin and his generals who were destroying the country. Numerous people were involved mostly Burman but also the non-Burma nationalities. There were collaborators in plundering the wealth of the country. The power invested in them by the dictator made them very powerful and they will go down in the history of the chin as who out sold the affairs of the Chin for their own pockets. They were the pillars of support for the power of the terrible regime, which brought so much suffering to Chin people. They sold out the aspirations of the CHIN. The dream of the Chin to have a roof over their heads and food every day was denied.
Now the Chin must decided whether to let this kind of situation to continue or to take the matters in their own hands. They can not wait for ever for the Burman have certified themselves as incapable of handling the affairs of the country. Burma political leaders and the generals of the military had fragmented the union by their betrayal of the Panglong spirit, where their leader Bo. Aungsan had promised equality, self-determination, and progress. There was suspicious, distrust, and hatred among the people of Burma.

Under the parliamentary democracy and military dictatorship the Chin saw no improvement in their living conditions. It is time have to stop believing that somebody would come to their aid. They cry for federalism and some resorted to arms. How can the Burman help the Chin if the Burman cannot help them? The cry for help will never come and armed resurrection will bring only sweat, tears, and blood and nothing else. The Chin should take the experiences of the Karen, Kachin, and others.
What option do we Chin have? The Chin has to help them, by building their own roads, school, and hospitals. Progress can come only from hard work and the Chin should not except the Burman to give them, what the Burma themselves do not have.

The Chin state has potential for improvement. There are vast tracts of land that need attention. The Chin should produce cash crops such as orange, tung, tee, mangoes, coffee, bananas, to came a few. There are many streams in the Chin state. These should serve as the source of energy. They must regard the Burman as non-existent when it comes to progress and development. Only by working themselves for the improvement of their living condition, they could improve their lives. Nobody is going give them. They have to earn it as many people have done. Stop Crying and Start Working.

Source: http://www.chinland.org/publications/art1.pdf

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My Vision for Chinland

By – Zo Tum Hmung

Introduction: Chinland (Chin Nation) is situated in Bangladesh, Burma, and India. Before the British annexed it in 1890, Chinland was an independent country with its own administration, religion and culture since time immemorial. The British ruled Chinland together with India and Burma till 1937 from British India for its administrative convenience. This had separated Chin territory into two pats, whose boundary line became the international border between India and Burma. For the Chins, it is an artificial boundary, since the British did not take the informed consent of the Chin people when it was divided. One part of Chinland was ruled form British India, and another part fell under the rule of British Burma.

During the colonial period, the British ruled Chinland with the Chin Hills Regulations, Which were enacted on 13 August 1896 because the Chin peoples quite different from the Burmese culturally and linguistically, giving autonomy to the chiefs of Chinland. When India gained the complete independence from the British in 1947, Chinland ruled from British India joined the Indian government. In 1948, the British granted independence to other part of Chinland along with others ruled from British Burma. in that year, the Chin peoples participated in forming the Union government with Kachin, Shan, and Burmese for the purpose of mutual benefits. Therefore, this paper would attempt to critically analyze the true status of the Chin people in the Union of Burma and will set forth a dream for the future of Chinland.

A Broken Union of Burma:

The word “Union” clearly indicates that the government is not of a single people or group; it is of at least two or more peoples. Therefore, it is very important to note that the government formed by the Kachin, Chin, Shan and Burmese before the military coup in 1962 led by General Ne Win was not the only government of Burmese nor of the Shan. It was not only the Chin people, nor the Kachin either. It was the Union Government of the Burmese, Kachin, Chin and Shan on the grounds of Panglong Agreement, signed by the four different groups on February 12, 1947 became Union Day in Burma, and has been successful observed till today.

The following are the representatives of the Panglong Agreement.

(1) Shan Committee: Hkun Pan Sein, Sao Shwe Thaike, Soe Homhpa, Sao SanHtun, Sao Tun Aye, Maung Phyu, M. Khun Hpung, U Tin Aye, Tun Myint, Kya Bu, Sao Yapehpa, Khun Saw and Khun Htee;
(2) Kachin Committee; Sinwa Nawng, zau Rip, Dinra Tang, Zau La, Zau Lawn and Labang Grong;
(3) Chin Committee; Hlur Hmung, Thawng Za Khup and Kio Mang.
(4) Burmese Representative; U Aung San.

As a matter of fact, the importance of the Panglong Agreement has mutual benefits for all of the signatories. Among the 9 points agreement signed together, the preamble also clearly mentions the purpose of the agreement; “The members of the Conference, believing that freedom will be more speedily achieved by the Shans, the Kachins and the Chins by their immediate cooperating with the Interim Burmese government.” The Agreement also came to the point that the system of the administration for the frontier areas (Kachin, Chin and Shan areas) shall be federalism in the union government. Article 5 of the Panglong Agreement says, “Full autonomy in internal administration for the Frontier Areas is accepted”… Article 7, which guaranteed the fundamental rights of the indigenous peoples, states, “Citizens of the Frontier Areas shall enjoy rights and privileges which are regarded as fundamental in democratic countries.” Moreover, Chapter Ten of the Union Constitution was for the right of secession for the indigenous people; giving its title as the “Right of Secession”. The right of secession was solely vested on the will of the indigenous people. “Every State shall have the right to secede from the Union”…(Article 20); “Any State wishing to exercise the right of secession shall have a resolution to that effect passed by its State Council” (Article203-1); “The Head of the State concerned shall notify the President of any such resolution passed by the Council” (203-ii); The president shall thereupon order a plebiscite to be taken for the purpose of ascertaining the will of the people living in the State concerned” (Article 204).” The military regime does not practice the agreement made with its fellows and has been systematically persecuting the co-signatories and co-founders of the Union government. The insincere attitudes of abolishing the agreement and the Union Constitution could be clearly interpreted as breaking the relationship among the signatories, paving the way for all to go back to the Pre-Panglong Agreement status.

Under the successive military regime of Burma:

The purpose of representatives of the Chin people signing the Panglong Agreement and their participation in forming the Union government was quite clear. They wanted to get independence form the British quickly, and they thought they would find a better life for the Chin in the Union government according to the Constitution. Unfortunately, after the military takeover by General Ne Win in 1962, the inherent tights of the Chin people gave been lost daily, constitutionally and practically. Even when General Ne Win prepared to draft the Union Constitution, which came into being in 1947 for the purpose of legitimacy, the Chin peoples submitted Suggestions for the Constitution in 1968.

The title of the Suggestions was known as “ The Suggestions of the Young Chin People”. The suggestion, written in the Burmese language and which are available outside the country of Burma, were mainly proposed for the Constitution to be drafted democratically and to consider federalism for the Chin people. As soon as this came to the notice of Ne Win, he banned the suggestion papers and arrested intellectuals of the Chin people who were suspected of participating in writing the suggestions. The military regime released them only in 1947, when the Constitution was already adopted. There were no fundamental rights for the Chin in this Constitution, as the constitution was of the military’s design. As a result, Chinland fell under the rule of the Burmese army completely, against the consent of the Chin people. There were several areas in which the despotic rulers of Burma subjugated the Chin people. For example, the unavailability of a university in Chinland for two million Chin people clearly testifies to the policy of assimilation by the military government of Burma towards the Chin peoples. Since February of 1995, the learning of the Chin language has been prohibited by the present military junta, known by the acronym SLORC (State law and order restoration council).

Forget about development issues, cultural genocide, administrative systems, and human rights violations such as portering, unpaid labor, relocation of the Chin day-to-day painful experiences; the attitudes of the military towards the Chins in 1979 was unforgettable. It was a cruel program by the military government of Rangoon to plant opium in the Tiddim area of Chinland. More than 400 Chin university students in Rangoon, had fearlessly boycotted such plans, which aimed to wipe out the existence of the Chin people, by encouraging the use of the narcotic. They made a strong statement that the military regime should withdraw its plan. As a result, the Burmese army suspended its inhuman program. This kind of policy continues today in Chinland.

In the field of religious freedom, the 1947 Constitution made by the dictatorial rulers provided the free exercise of one’s religious in Burma. The 1974 were Constitution says: “The National Races shall enjoy the freedom to profess their religion, use and develop their language, literature and culture”… In practice, this Constitution has no meaning for the Burmese army. The closing of some Churches in Chinland by the Army is an example showing the betrayal of the military junta of the Constitution and the Chin people. History repeatedly mentions that successive military regimes do not act according to the handmade Constitution. In the same manner, the agreement between the Burmans and the Chin became a dead agreement for the Burmese military government.

Therefore, drafting the new Union Constitution of Burma will indeed be a crucial question for the future Union of Burma and the Chinland’s future as well.Equally important, the Panglong Agreement would play a key role in restoring the Union.

National Struggle:

In order to understanding more about the painful experiences of the Chin peoples and their desire, its national struggle needs to be noted briefly here. In fact, the history of the Chin nationalism movement goes back to the period of colonial rule .In1939,the Chin National Union led by Vuam Tu Mang de4manded independence from tie British. Instead of considering the demands, the government in Rangoon arrested toe leaders of the CNU and kept them in jail.

In 1957,another Chin national movement, called the Chin National Organization, was formed under the leadership of Hrang Nawl, a former member of Parliament, along with many prominent Chin leaders, such as Lt. Col. Suan Kho Pau, son Cin Lian and others .The CNO based their activities in India. When the India Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shatri visited Rangoon in 1965, General Ne Win of Burma convinced him to wipe out the CNO. Therefore, the Indian government arrested all the leaders of the CNO and handed them over into the hands of the Burmese army, They were kept in jail for more than eight years in Burma.

After the death of both the CNU and CNO, the Chin Democratic Party was formed by Mang Tling, a former member of Parliament who has been in political exile in the United State, in 1971. Under the CDP’s umbrella, the Chin Liberation Army was formed, and its head was William Sa Lian Zam. When the CLA marched into Chinland from the Thai-Burmese border area and Kachinland, they were attacked by the Indian army in the Indo-Burmese border areas. As they entered Burmese soil, the Burmese army captured all of them. They were killed on the spot by the army without court proceedings. Naturally, in the beginning of movement, Chin national revolutionary activities have to be based in its border areas of Indian soil. This is a major handicapped unfortunateness for the Chin peoples that the Indian authority never allowed to exist the movement. On the other side, the Burmese army always takes these advantages. But, the love of nationalism never disappears in the heart of the chins, which have distinct national identity and its national territory. Again, Tial Khar, a renounced Chin nationalist, formed the Chin National Front and who publicly criticized the military coup in 1962. After the democratic uprising of Burma in 1988, many Chin intellectuals and university students joined the CNF that has strengthen the movement. Mr. Thomas Thang No, a law degree holder, has been leading the CNF now, and it became one of the reliable sources in fighting against the Slorc from the western front.

Due to this continuous political crisis and civil unrest in Chinland, there are more than 40,000 Chin refuges from Burma in India. These refugees felt that India was not welcoming refuge for them. The Indian government does not allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee in New Delhi to assess the situation of refugees in border areas. In September and October of 1994, the Indian authorizes deported about 10,000 Chin refugees to Burma.

Actually, during democratic rules in the Union of Burma, the Chin people in India and Burma were well treated by both countries because of the shared national identity of Chin. For example, many Chins from India served in the Burmese army without questioning their Indian citizenship on the ground of Chin identity in the 1950s.

The Chin peoples from Burma were also welcomed by the Indian government as well. The 1950 Passport Act of the Indian Constitution made provision for the Chin people from Burma so that they could visit, within 25 miles of the border, their countrymen in India without requirement of legal entry permit by the Indian authorities. Likewise, the Chins of India have the same right in Burma.
After the nationalist awakening of the Chins in Burma, the attitudes of the Indian government changed negatively. The Indian government was afraid that Chinland in Burma would gain its independence from Burma, which would definitely endanger the stability of the Indian government in the Chin area. Another factors is that the India government indeed needed the supply of rice from Burma in the 1960s. Also, the military rulers of Burma have been approaching India not to Burmese territory. The Operation Golden Bird in early of 1995 was an enough example in which both the Indian and the Burmese soldiers cooperated against the Indian rebels.

No doubt, the Chin national Front also faces the challenge of the Indian government’s policies, as well as those of Slorc. However, the CNF is going forwards with its policy that is not intended to oppose the Indian government or the Indian people. It is the only hope for the Chin struggle against the dictatorial rule of Burma and its fight for self-determination. The entire Chin people are proud of the Chin National Army, which is an armed wing of the CNF, for its faithful service to the Chin people. It will fight until the restoration of the inherent rights of the Chin People with the full support of the Chin people. Conclusion:

Needless to say, the Burmese army does not respect their agreement and the Union Constitution. In fact, the agreement should be respected by the signatories. The historic Union with Burma for 48 years clearly taught us the disadvantages of the Chin peoples. Days and nights passed with tears, blood, and death for the Chin people in Chinland: there is no rule of law in Chinland. Whatever the Burmese army says or does becomes law. For these reasons, the Chin people have been taking up arms as a last resort against the despotic rulers of Burma.

Therefore, I am looking for the brightness of the Chin people in the near future, trusting in the Chin National Army. My vision for Chinland is: Chinland is for Chin peoples and Chin peoples are for Chinland.

Source: http://www.chinland.org/publications/art6.pdf

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