Archive for November, 2007

Lamka Post | Nov. 30, 2007

SAMA Tourney leh Veng sports nei ding

Lamka Nov 29: Songtal khua ah hongtung ding December 3-5, 2007 sung 44th SAMA Tournament leh 19th Veng Sports kithuah thupitak in neiding uhi.Hiai hunah Bialtu MLA Mr. V. Hangkhanlian leh Mr. Langkhanpau Guite te’n Chief Guest hihna toh uap ding uhi.

Pensioners’ Meet om ding

Lamka, Nov 29: Evangelical Baptist Convention saptuam nuai a Worker pension sateng in December ni 6 2007 chiang in a EBCWPA President Rev V Thangsuan Ex-Director EBC tenna Inn Bungmual Silo-am veng a Annual conference neiding uh a, huai ah Upa Thangchinlian Guite SDC(Retd) in Special Guest dan in uap ding hi.

EFCI Saptuam in ngaihdam ngen

Aizawl, Nov 29(NNN): Evangelical Free Church of India (EFCI), Aizawl nuai a Building Committee in tuni a thusuah abawlna uah, Ramhlun South mun a Biakinn alamsawm ziak ua men achip kholohna ah poisakthu puang in, mipi kiang ah ngaihdamna ngen uhi. EFCI thusuak in ataklatna ah, EFCI in Biakinn alam sawmna ziak un, Ramhlun South mipite buaizaak gawp uh a, kisuang lah mahmah uh ahihdan gen in, EFCI kisiamtan lou ahihdan leng puang uhi. Thusuak in agendan in, EFCI Aizawl in Ramhlun South a Biakdanga tenna Inn kiang a Biakinn lam ding toh kisai in April 2007 in panlak kipan uh a, huai veng mipite lemsakna toh lam a om ahihdan gen ua, State Geology & Mining Department te’n leng lemsakpihna pia uh ahihdan gen hi. Vuahzuk dan a buai gige ziak in aleitang leng patauh huai dinmun a aom ziak in, nasep khawl charchar ua, November 13 in Biak inn lam sunzom nawn uh ahihdan gen uhi. Veng mi khenkhat in silpauline zanglou uh chi a ngohna abawl uh zuauthu ahihdan taklangin, vengsung mite ahi theiliai tan sukbuailouh EFCI sawmdan ahi chi’n EFCI thusuak in taklang hi.

Anaesthetist 1 in tuni’n joined

Lamka Nov 29: Lamka Damdawi Inn a Anaesthetist ding in Dr. Dinamani Singh in tuni’n Medical Superintendent kiangah joining Report pia hi. Lamka Damdawi Inn a Anaesthetist kidaihlouh ziak a hunsawtpi apan in Routine Operation neihtheihlouh in Emergency operation kia neih in omsek pen tuni’n Anaesthetist khat in hong joined tak ziak in ngeina bang a Routine Operation neihding in Medical Superintendent in thusuah bawl hi.

Training in kuan ding

Lamka Nov 29: National Plant Protection Training Institute, Hyderabad ah hongtung ding December 5-12, 2007 sung ‘Safety Use of Insecticide & Pesticide’ chih training om ding hi. Huai training ah Horti. & SC/CCpur apan in Mr. W. Ibomcha, Soil Conservation Officer leng vatel ding hi.

Youth Festival tuni’n zou

Lamka Nov 29: District Youth Affairs & Sports Office /CCpur saina a in zan apan in Lamka Community Hall ah District Level Youth Festival –cum- Social Harmony 2007 zat in om hi.

Hiai Festival ah Youth Centre tuamtuam apan in tuailai tamtak paikhawm ua, zan in Folk song kidenma neih hi a, tuni’n Cultural Dance kidemna neih in om nawn hi. Hiai kidemnate ah Khoirentak Youth Centre, Simveng Youth Centre leh Bungmual Youth Centre apan tuailaite tel uhi. Hiai kidemnate a khatna late Imphal a State Level Youth Festival 2007 neih hunchiang in District ai-oh in kuan ding uhi.

Re-sensitization Training kipan

Lamka Nov 29: SSA/CCpur saina in tuni sunma dak 11:30 apan in Synod House, Hill Town ah ‘2 Days Re-sensitization Training of District and Block SSA Personnel on Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IED)’ kipan a, Training honkhiatna DMC-SSA/CCpur Mr. Joseph Lalrothang in nei hi. Tuni’n ‘Proper identification of Disabled children, at School’ chih thupi azang in Dr. L. Guite in sinsak a, Dr. Y. Premchand in ‘Early identification of Disabilities Children at home by parents’ chih thupi azang in sinsak hi.

Ex-gratia Screening

Lamka Nov 29: District Level Screening Committee for Ex-gratia in tuni sunnung dak 1:00 in DCs Office ah meeting nei ua, ex-gratia ngetna tuamtuam 14 omte screening nei in State Government ah forward ding in recommend vek uhi.

College Foundation Day hunsuan

Lamka Nov 29: CCpur. Govt. College in hongtung ding November 30, 2007 zing dak 10:30 apan in a College uah 43rd Foundation Day zatna nei ding chih himahleh Contract basis teacher te’n General strike a puanziak un a hunsuan gamla thak uhi.

Dakkal 24 sung bandh kipan; CDCBTA in gum

IMPHAL NOV 29: All Manipur Hill Districts Contract Basis Teacher’s Association in, govt. a demand abawlte uh limsak louh ziaka, lungkim louh latsakna dia general strike neih dia thupuan a bawlsa bang un, tunitak dak 6.30 apan in kipanta a, zingchiang November 30, 2007 nitak dak 6:30 in bei ding hi.

Association thusuak dan in hiai general strike in, education toh kisai, schools, sahkhua leh water supply, medical leh electricity tebel huapkha lou ding hi. Hiai contract basis teachers te helna neih ding All Tribal Students Union Manipur in leng gum ding ahihdan uh thusuah bawlta uhi.

Hiai toh kisai in CCpur District Contract Basis Teachers’ Assn. inleng gup thu puang ua, Medical toh kisai leh final exam dingte bel huam khalou ding hi’n taklang uhi.

B.T. Flyover zuihdan ding thupuan bawl

IMPHAL NOV 29: Bir Tikendrajit Flyover lei Nov 30, 2007 apat zuihtheih dia honkhiak ding ahihtoh kiton in tuni’n Transport Commissioner H. Imocha Singh in Flyover thuthak om nawn masiah zuihdan ding thusuah bawl hi.

Heavy leh Medium vehicle te, niteng zinglam dak 7 apat nitak dak 7 sungin hiai leitung ah taitheilou ding hi. Light Motor Vehicles leh Two wheelers te taithei vek dinga, himahleh Flyover nawl ah kinga/koih hitheilou ding hi. Khe a zuih, Thellas, Bawng gari, Richshaws leh awl chikchik a tai peuhmahten zuih hitheilou ding hi. Flyover tung ah kihei (U-turns) chih leng hitheilou ding. B.T.Flyover lei nuai a mun awngte a gari park chih leng omtheilou dingin thusuak in taklang hi.

FCS minister in FCI Director kimuhpih

IMPHAL NOV 29: Tulel a Manipur a Antang leh Chini FCS leh FCI godown a stock dinmun a tawmluat ziakin, Manipur in Antang leh Chini quato a neihte State a puaklutna dingin, FCS minister Y. Erabot Singh in FCI a Chairman cum Managing Director Shri Alok Sinha kimuhpihna nei hidan in tuni’n FCS Director Ph. Ratan in thusuah bawl hi.

Thusuak in a kitaklang dan in, FCS minister in FCI Director a kimuhpihna ah, Director in a kinlam a Manipur a ding Antang leh Chini puaklut pah hidingin thuchiam bawl hi.

AIDS toh kisai Motor rally om

IMPHAL NOV 29: Hongtung ding Dec 1, World Aids Day ding toh kisai in, tuni’n MACS saina in Imphal khopi sung ah, Two wheeler zangin ‘motor rally’ neih in om hi. Hiai motor rally khahkhiakna Lamphelpat a MACS office, RD Wing apat MACS Deputy Director Dr. Manikanta in nei hi. Hiai hun a Deputy Director in agenna ah, Manipur a AIDS doudalna nasep paitou jel pen, tuban kum nga sunga agah lohching ngei dia a lemet thu taklang hi.

Imphal East Police ten helpawl tuamtuam mankhia

IMPHAL NOV 29: Imphal East Police SP in tuni a thusuah a bawlna ah, zan Nov 28, 2007 zinglam dak 9 vel dinga Imphal East Police commando ten Mantripukhri, Koirengei lak a dapna uah, NNLA activist 4 matkhiak ahihdan taklang hi.

Thusuakin a taklat dan in, mat a om NNLA member te bel, (L) Ch. Indrajit of Koirengei bazar tapa thum, Chanamthabam Sanatomba (28) S/S Section Commander, Chanamthabam Amujao (30) leh Chanamthaba Naoba (22) ban ah Thoudam Thabung @ Shankar (24) s/o Th.Nongyai Singh of Keikol hi ua, amaute apat Maruti 800 MN -05 A/1733, NNLA a Finance Secretary in suai a kaih Demand letter khat hi a, mipi leh govt. official te lak a sum dawng a kizang uh hi’n leng kipuang uhi.

Huailou in, zan zinglam dak 9 vel mah in IE Commando leh 32 Assam Rifle ten Khongman Atom leirak lak a dapna uah, UNLF activist khat Lisham Iboshana @ Jojo @ Michael @ Kengba (28) s/o L. Shamungou of Khongman Lisham leirak mankhia uhi. Ama kipuandan in, hiai pawl Dec 2006 a zompan leh tulel a Finance section nuai a sem hi uhi.

Huailou in, zan zinglam dak 11 in leng IE Commando ten PULF activist khat Keikhu

area lak apat PULF member Md.Weshim Whaque @ Chunnu (32) s/o (L) Haji Abdul Haque of Keikhu Awang leikai mankhia uhi.

Jaintia Hills ah numei tung a thangtatna uangsemsem

Shillong, Nov 29 NNN Meghalaya a Jaintia Hills district ah numeite tung a thangtatna uangsemsem mah hidan in tuni’n Meghalaya State Women’s Commission (MSWC) puang hi.

Jaintia Hills district ah numei leh naupang tung a thangtatna toh kisai om mun mahmah a, hiai bang thiltung toh kisai om mun mahmah ahihdan, Khliehriat leh Lad Rymbai a National Highway dung a thiltung a om toh kiton in MSWC Chairperson Dr. Biloris Lyndem in puang hi.

Dr. Lyndem in a genna ah, Jaintia Hills district ah tukum kia in numei pawngsualna case 18 tak chiamteh a om ahihdan gen in, MSWC in numei tung a thangtatna douna dia panlak, a diak a, pawngsualna, ding dan gel lel ahi chi hi.

MSWC Chairperson in a genzelna ah, a tawmtawp a numei constable 5 tan bek a omna, numei tung a thangtatna toh kisai buaipih ding, special women’n cell phuhkhiak ding chi hi. Tulel in, police station luipen, Jowai police station ah leng numei inspector 2 kia om a, huai kia hilou in, Meghalaya a dia pawngsualna case tamna pen leng Jowai mah himahleh, National Highway dung ahihziak mah in Khliehriat leh Lad Rymbai ah pawngsualna kichi uang mahmah hidan in Dr. Lyndem in gen hi.

Jaintia Hills district ah, 2005 kum in pawngsualna case 3 chiamteh a ompen 2006 in case 10 in pungtou hi.

BLFM in kiphinna patsawm

Agartala, Nov 29(NNN): Bru Liberation Front of Mizoram (BLFM) helpawl apan surrender te’n Mizoram state kiang ah ngetna tuamtuam nei in, bangziak a Government in helpawl tuamtuam apan kipekhete kithuahpihna pia a, Bru apan BLFM helpawl surrender te ngaidau uhiam chih dotna bawl kawm in, December 15 apan sihtan pha ann ngawl a nuakna neihsawm uh hi’n kigen hi. BLFM thusuak in ataklatna ah, December 15 2007 tan a Government in BLFM surrender-te tung a hamphatna bangmah apiak kei ualeh, cadre surrender 804 te’n nuakna pannnawn dng ua, banghiam thiltung a om leh, Mizoram MNF Government in amohpaw ding ahihdan uh taklang uhi. E J Chorokhy, Secretariat member BLFM in agenna ah, Mizoram state Government in kamsiamna leh maitaina ziak liauliau in Bru helpawlte apan member tamtak ana kaikhia uh a, tuni chiang in amaute adia hamphatna bangmah omlou in, khutdoh in vaak maimah ua, singnuai gammual a om amaute adia gilvahnang ahihnaak leh lamlui tawnnawn dia mansa vek a om ta uh ahihdan gen hi. Mizoram Assembly election naihtaak ziak in tulai Mizoram bouruak theihaktak a om lel hi’n leng thusuak in taklang hi.

Gari gutu mi 4 matkhiak in om

Aizawl, Nov 29: Mizoram state sung apan gari gukmang sawm a, Myanmar gamsung a zuak sawm pasal li matkhiak a om hidanin kigen hi. Thusuak in agendan in, pasal li te’n Mizoram state sung mun tuamtuam apan gari pei nihnei guksawm in kisa beem ten uh a, Young Mizo Association Khawbung village leh Village Council head Pu F. Zothanmawia te makaihna in mi 4 te gari nih toh Indo-Myanmar gamgi zul ah matkhiak a om uh hi’n kigen hi. Matkhiak a om mi 4 te ahihleh, Dalkhen, Liannang, Ngindo Nang leh Lang ate hidanin kigen a, amaute’n Aizawl khopi apan gari peinihnei Rs. 30,000 a alei uh ahihdan gen ua, aguuk uh hilou dan in kipuang uh hi’n kigen hi. Mat a om mi 4 te apan YMA member te’n 30,000 Kyat (Burma currency) mankhia uh a, India sum Rs. 20,000 leng mukhia uh hi’n kigen hi. Thusuak in ataklat zelna ah, tulel in Mizoram ah Pulsar motorbike in Rs. 60,000 man a, himahleh, amau nih bangchi dan a Rs 30,000 a leithei mawk uhiam chih dotna liantak om hi.

Naga Hoho in Emergency meeting sam

Kohima, Nov 29(NNN): Naga Nampi sung a kikhenzaakna chi kituh toh kisai in tulai in Nagaland gamsung leh Manipur a District tuamtuam apan mipi tamtak in thawmhau huai sa in hamhaihtak in om uh a, hiai toh kisai in, Naga Hoho in December 2 in Kohima a Hotel Japfu ah emergency meeting poimoh tak sam in, Hoho a panna neikhempeuh kuamah ki awngsut theilou ding in leng theihsakna bawl uhi. NSCN-K thusuak in ataklatna ah, NSCN K in Naga helpawlte lak ah lemna leh muanna lunggulh mahmah a, himahleh, Naga Hoho, Naga Students Federation (NSF) leh Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) pawl hiai kilemna suaikaihna ah atellouh ding uh ahi chi uhi.

Naga Hoho thusuak in ataklatna ah, Naga Namsung a ki itna, kituahna leh khantouhna kichi Hoho tup le ngim ahihdan taklang ua, himahleh, amau te poimohlou a lemna leh muanna om ding, kipumkhatna om ding chih pen thil lamdang mahmah suak ahihdan taklang ua, bangteng hileh, helpawlte lak ah kipumkhatna om naak leh Hoho in pomsiam ahihdan taklang uhi. Naga Hoho bel Naga civil society tuamtuam te lak a alianpen ahi uhi.

Naga Hoho thusuak in agenbehna ah, Emergency meeting hun ah, NPMHR, NSF, NMA, CNBC, NBCC leh NCF apan palai teng paikhawm vek ding uh a, tuabanah, Naga tribe tuamtuam apan President tengleng alou theilou a apaikhop uh ngaiding hidan in gen uhi. Neingulo Krome, General Secretary, Naga Hoho in ataklat behna ah, Naga Nampi sung ah kideidanna abei theileh vualzawlna thupitak hiding ahihdan gen a, himahleh, thil namtui leh namsia kal om ahihna ah, Naga Hoho paizel ding dan December 2 in chiang mahmah ding ahi chi hi.

NE ah zengnatna kichi himhim beita

Imphal, Nov 29(NNN): Dr. L.Iboyaima Singh, National Surveillance Medical Officer (NPSP) World Health Organisation (WHO) in tuni a agenna ah, kumlui July leh September 2006 kikal in Manipur tel in India Malsuah bial ah polio toh kisai naktak in gen in om a, huai in nasep thupitak nei in, NE bial ah polio tamtak hawmkhiak in om a, tuni chiang in naupang muanmoh huai theiding om nawnlou khop in Polio apan North East bial suakta ahi chi hi.

Dr. Iboyaima Singh in agenbehna ah, Union Health Ministry kipahpih huai law mahmah ahihdan gen in, kumteng December leh January in India gamsung mun tuamtuam ah polio hawmzaak hisek a, UP leh Bihar ah immunisation programme in zuisek mah leh,state Health Deparment panlak khelhziak in hun bangtan hiam lut lai ding ahihdan gen in, India Malsuah bial bel Free from Polio hita ahi chi hi. National Polio Surveilance Project (NPSP) thusuak in ataklatna ah, P-1 leh p-3 hiii te ziak in, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar leh Andhra Pradesh naktak a nawk ahihdan gen in, Uttaranchal, Maharastra, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan leh Orissa in hiai hii naktak a doulel uh ahihdan gen hi.

West Bengal leh Myanmar ah bel Polio uang mahmah ding in om lel a, p-3 natna hii pua leng naupang hunkhop om ding in kigen hi. November 23 2007 tan in, India gamsung mun tuamtuam ah a taktak a zengnatna nei naupang 411 om a, 1988 kum in khovel pumpi gam tuamtuam 125 ah zengnatna nei 3,50,000 om a, tuni chiang in zengnatna nei naupang kiam mahmah ta a, tukum ngial in a percent gending om nawnlou khop in kiam ahi chi uhi.

Central team in MZR veh ding

Aizawl Nov 29(NNN): Mautaam kialpi toh kisai in, Central team in Mizoram state vehna nei ding a, huai hun ah, Ministry tuamtuam 6 apan official te paikhawm in, Mizoram state sung ah Mautaam kialpi bangzahta a thupi ding hiam chih suichetna va neih sawm uh hi’n kigen hi. Mizoram Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Secretary K. Riachho in agenna ah, Mizoram ah mautaam thupi mahmah ding a, Government of India kiang ah Mizoram Government in Rs 124.11 crore panpihna ngen a, huai ziak a Central apan official hongzin dek uh ahihdan gen hi.

Aman agenbehna ah, Central team te’n Mizoram vehna aneih chiang un, singtang dawn a zusa leh khaupe te neeksiat buhte etpihna neih hiding in gen a, a tak a thiltung te amuh uh poimoh mah ahihdan taklang hi. Tulel in ahihleh, Central Government in Mautaam panpihna ding in Mizoram kiang ah Calamity Relief Fund tungtawn in Rs 12.93 crore pekhia uh a, Mizoam in kidaihzou lou ding a chih ziak in, DM&R department nuai mah ah, Rs 3.67 crore sawk ua, tuazoh in SGRY nuai ah Rs 44 lakh koihkhe nawn uhi. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme nuai mah ah State Government in sum a tam thei lamlam kaihlut sawm in panla lel uhi.

Open Letter to

Pu K. Ranjit singh, the Hon’ble

PWD Minister, Manipur, relating to works bill payment of outstanding liabilities of the Govt. to contractors in respect of churachandpur Division, PWD, Manipur.

Hon’ble Sir,

As you are aware and as is the office of the Chief Engineer Manipur PWD, funds for payment against maintenance Works have been irregular since the year 2002. Pending works bills to the tune of more than 2 crores have been stalled till date.

Now that more than two crores of rupees have been released toward payment of maintenance works bills in respect of CCpur PWD, you are urged to please oversee to it that maintenance works completed by the month of April 2005 be paid in commiseration with the plight of the long suffering poor contractor on priority.

The balanced amount after payment of bills left out between the said period may only be paid to subsequence works order holders and works accomplished thereafter.

I write open letter as a vicious wrangling to garner maximum amount of bill payment by recent works order holders; and the office of the chief Enginer, PWD is said to have been inducing the EE/CCpur Division PWD to issue bill payment cheque out of turn by abusing his authority as the chief engineer Manipur PWD.

And so, your honour is caution to oversee that norm prvail at law and equity.

Faithfully Your’s

Hanglianthang Hanghal
Sr. Adviser, CCpur Contractor Assn.

http://www.zogam.com

Advertisements

Leave a Comment

Lamka Post | Nov. 29, 2007

Phailian Kashmir veng ah misi luang nih muhkhiak in om Phailian Village Authority leh Inn sung dongta kihou: Rs 3 Lacs in kilem

Lamka Nov 28: Lamka Police apan thukizadan in tuni zingdak 7:20 vel in meltheihlouh pawlkhat in a vuak ziak un Mr.Mangchungnung (26) S/o. Lienkholal of Phailian Meitei Leikai tuni zinglam dak 0:55 vel in Lamka Damdawi Inn ah si chih report mu uhi. Lamka Police in leng hiai toh kisai in Case khat chiamteh Mr. Mangchungnung vuak a aomna mun Phailian a Kashmir Veng lak spot inquiry nei uhi. Huai hunah pasal siluang khat va mukhia uhi. Hiai siluang pen hoihtak a velchet ahihnung in amah taksatung pan in All Manipur Rickshaw Puller Association Identity Card/Licence No.5513 musuah ua huai apan in Mr. D.Paukhanmung (25) S/o. D. Thangbiak of Bungmual ahihdan theihchet in om hi.

Thukizadan in Mr. Mangchungnung bel zan nitak annekzoh apawtkhia hi a nitak dak 8:00 vel in a sungkuante’n inn paihak sa in a venglak uh vazong mahle uh mulou uhi.zan sawtnung in Kashmir veng a Thongkhoginte inn kiang lakah Mr. Mangchungnung naktak a vuakliamsa in pawlkhat in vakoih uhi. Thongkhogin zi Hatneilam in leng Mr. Mangchungnung ahihlam atheihphet in Mangchungnung pu’ Mr. Lamneithang vahilh a Lamneithang in Mangchungnung suangkuante va hilh a huchiin Mangchungnung a omna mun apan vapi in inntun uhi. Himahleh a vuaknasatluat ahih ziak in Mangchungnung in thuakzoulou in kipekpek a huchiin asungkluante’n Lamka Damdawi Inn naihpih uhi.Casualty ah zan dak 11:00 in puaktun hi a Doctor in leng Surgical Ward ah admit pah hi. Bangtan hiam etkol man himahleh a liamna thuakzoulou in zinglam dak 0:55 vel in si hi.

Hiai Mangchungnung sihna toh kisai in zing dak 7:20 in Lamka Police Station ah report piak in om a, Police in leng thil omdan suizui in Mangchungnung vuak a omna mun Phailain a Kashmir Veng a spot inquiry apaina lam uah Mangchungnung vuak ahihna mun apan furlong khat vel a gamla ah pasal siluang khat mukhia ua, hoihtak a velchet ahihnung in a sakhau a pan in All Manipur Rickshaw Puller Association Identity Card/Licence No.5513 musuah ua huai apan in Mr. D.Paukhanmung (25) S/o. D. Thangbiak of Bungmual ahihdan theichian uhi.Mr. D. Paukhanmung bel Imphal a Lamphel a anu-le-pate toh om hi ua, Rickshaw hek a hi. Zan nitaklam dak 2:00 in Imphal apan Lamka hongpaitou hi a, Bungmual a inn uh tungmanlou in tuzing in Phailian Kashmir Veng a sisa a photkhiat a om hidan in apa’n gen hi. Hiai siluangte geel tuni zing dak 10:00 vel im Lamka Damdawi Inn ah Post Mortem bawl in om ua huaizoh in a sungkuante uh kiangtuak a piakkhiat in om hi.

Siluangte nungzang, tobou leh pheite jep/khetna ma ziak in dup gai a, ataksatung uh muntamtak ah soisakna ma muhtheih a aom banah a luzang/siip tuak uh keh/liam hi.Hiai tualthahna toh kisai in Kuki National Front (Samuel) pawl leh misi sungkuante tuak tuni sunnung apan in kihouna nei uhi. KNF(S) pawl in ngaihdam ngetna in misite inn ah gan khattuak agoh banuah siluang tuamna’ng in Puandum khattuak pia in Rs. 1,50,000/- tawi in lutmahle-uh misi sungkuante’n misi khat tung ah Rs.3,00,000/- tuak pedi’n phut ua, bangtanhiam akihou nung un mi khat tung ah Rs. 1,50,000/- tuak piak di’n kihoulem uhi. Tuni’n D. Paukhanmung sungkuante kiangah Rs. 1, 50,000/- pekhia ua, Mr. Mangchungnung sungkuante kiangah Rs, 1,50,000/- hongtung ding November 30, 2007 chiang a piak ding in kihoulem uhi.

Appt. Order kintak a lak ngai

Lamka Nov 28: Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) ading lemlakna neihlel toh kisai a Booth Level Officer (BLO) ding a DC/CCpur Mr. Sumant Singh, IAS apaisa September 7, 2007 a Order a suahte lak a tamtak in tunitan in Appointment order lanailou uhi.Hiai toh kisai in ZEO/CCpur nuai Teacher sem BLO dia seh a om tunitan a appointment order lanailoute’n akintheilam a lading in ZEO/CCpur in theisak a alaloute khaloh hentaang sak hiding uhi.

PDS Anntang hongtung

Lamka Nov 28: CCpur District Quota PDS Anntang zan nitak lam in Truck 6 Lamka a FCS Godown puaktun in om hi.Hiai anntangte bel November Quota hi a Henglep leh Komkeirap ading ahi.District sung a mautaam ziak a nek-le-taak taksapna lianpi omziak in pawl tuamtuam in District Quota kimtak a ngah theihnading in panla in tangkoupih sek mahle uh Phaijang helpawl khenkhat in quota apan in 20% cut thouthou uh hidan in muanhuaitak apan in thutut kingah hi.

Cabinet Secretary in Manipur phading

Lamka Nov 28: Manipur State sung a Phualpi solkal huhna tungtawn a kibawl thil tuamtuamte ahiding bangtak a bawl hina hiam chih enkhe ding in Government of India a Cabinet Secretary makaih in High Level Team in tukal sung in Manipur hongpha ding uhi. Hiai Teamte Rural Development Department in ana makaih ding ua, CCpur District leng hongpha in scheme tuamtuam sephsuah ahihdan etkhiatna hongnei ding uhi.

Bike in phukha in liam

Lamka Nov 28: Mrs. Niangzahoih (30) W/o. Mangzachin of Elim Veng, New Lamka tuni zing dak 8:00 vel in New Bazar ah Bike in phukha in akhuklak aliam banah a Ha nasa in Lamka Damdawi Inn ah etkol in omlel hi.

Jiri ah pawl nih in office picketting pan

IMPHAL NOV 28: Imphal East district sunga tuam om Jiribam Sub-division, Revenue district dinmun a dopsangna dia phutna a, Jiribam District Demand Committee in hun sawttak apat helna tuamtuam aneih nungun, tuni’n leng demand khauhsem a pai sawmna in, Jiribam mun a govt. office tuamtuam Additional Deputy Commissioner tel in, demand committee in picketting bawl in, chahbi kalh uh chihthu kiza hi. Hiai picketting ah Water supply leh health toh kisaite bel huap sak hilou dan in leng thutut kingah hi.

Thudang khat ah, Jiribam Higher Secondary Students Union in, hun sawttak apat a school a heutu kisam hukdimna dia govt. a ngetna abawl uh limsak ahihlouh ziakin, tuni’n Jiri Hr. Sec. School apat ADC office tan student 200 vel dingte’n protest rally nei ua, ADC office kalh in, suang in leng deng uhi. Hiai hun ah, students te hawlzakna dingin, Police ten blank fire bangzah hiam kapkhia ua, huainung in student 17 vel leng man uh hidan in thutut kingah hi.Students Union thusuak dan in, a demand uh December 2, 2007 tan a pichin ahihkeileh, Dec 3, 2007 apat hunchiam omlou a NH 53 Imphal-Jiribam lampi a Economic Blockade nei ding uhi.

Governor in B.T. Fly Over hong ding

IMPHAL NOV 28: Govt. of Manipur nuai a, Municipal Administration Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) etkawlna nuai a, National Building Construction Company (NBCC) Limited in abawl, Imphal a Bir Tikendrajit flyover (B.T.Flyover) lei honkhiakna, Nov 30, 2007 zinglam dak 9.30 in Manipur Governor Dr. SS. Sidhu in nei dinga, President in Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh pang ding hi. Hiai hun ah, 1st M.R.Band ten National Anthem bawl ding ua, Welcome address gen ding a, PDA Chairman leh MLA Dr. Kh. Loken in nei ding a, Flyover toh kisai hilhchetna NBCC limited ten nei ding uhi. Hiai Flyover honkhiakna ding toh kisai in akim leh kiang cheimawina nasep naktak in neih hilel a, zan a CM thupiak dungzui in tuni’n leng Nipa Keithel, Nambul luipang a dawr buk bangzah hiam phelkhiak in om hi. Himahleh, hiai mun a dawr buk thum bel phelkhiak louh in tuni nitaklam dak 4 tan in leng omlai chih ahi. Hiai dawr buk thum phelkhiak louh neitute Minister leh MLA khenkhat hiding un leng kigen hi.

National Weightlifting hun khakna om ding

IMPHAL NOV 28: Manipur Weightlifting Association saina nuai a, 44th Men leh 20th Women National Junior Weightlifting Championship, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, SAG hall a Nov 22, 2007 a Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh in ahonkhiak, hun khakna Nov 29, 2007 sunnung dak 3.50 omta ding hi. Hiai hunkhakna ah, khuallian in Works Minister K. Ranjit leh President in Th.Lokeshwor Singh MLA te pang ding uhi. Hichibang National Weightlifting Championship ah India a state tuamtuam 23 apat kimawlmi leh official 200 val paikhom uhi.

Lam tuamtuam lahna om

IMPHAL NOV 28: Department of Art and Culture, Govt. of Manipur, Eastern Cultural Centre, Kolkata leh NE Zone cultural centre, Dimapur saina nuai a, VIII Bhagyachandra National Festival of Classical Dance, Shri Shri Govindaji Temple, Kangla, Imphal a om ah, tuni nitaklam dak 4.30 in lam tuamtuam, Manipuri Classical Solo N. Meenakumari Devi leh O. Jelen Singh ten minute 30 tuak lahna nei ua, tuazoh in, Aruna Mohanty in Odissi recital Dakkal 1 leh Jayant Kastuar in leng Kathak recital dakkal 1 lahna nei hi.

Hiai hun khuallian hihna toh, Eastern Zonal Culltural Centre, Kolkata a Director Anuradha Mukherjee in uap ding hi.

Dakkal 24 sung bandh ding

IMPHAL NOV 28: All Manipur Hill Districts Contract Basis Teacher’s Association in, govt. a demand abawlte uh limsak louh ziaka, lungkim louh latsakna dia general strike neih dia thupuan a bawlsa bang un, tuni’n bandh hun ding puankhia uhi.

Association thusuak dan in, Nov 29, 2007 nitak dak 6.30 apat Nov 30, nitak dak 6.30 tan dakkal 24 sung, General strike om ding hidan in taklang a, a kisaipihte leh students organisation tuamtuamte bandh lohchinna dia kigingkhawl dingin theisak a, tuaban ah, transports associations/shops/govt. offices leh business activities te hiai ni a neih hilou dingin taklang a, nasemlou dingin leng theisak hi. Hiai general strike in, education toh kisai, schools, sahkhua leh water supply, medical leh electricity tebel huapkha lou ding hi. Hiai contract basis teachers te helna neih ding All Tribal Students Union Manipur in leng gum ding ahihdan uh thusuah bawlta uhi.

Debendra in Santosh kimuhpih

IMPHAL NOV 28: O. Ibobi Singh khenkhiak sawm a Delhi a panla pawl, Dissident te lak vatung Manipur a Law /Revenue/Forest Cabinet minister Th. Debendra Singh in tuni sunnung dak 1 vel in Union Heavy Fuel Minister Santosh Mohon Dev kimuhpih hi. Dissident ten amau pawl makaih dia heutu dia agen uh, Th. Debendra Singh in, AICC President Sonia Gandhi kimuhpih sawm in appointment leng lakhinta hi’n leng thutut kingah hi. Thudang khat ah, AICC high command in Debendra makai dia chinzou asak kei leleng amau lak a ahithei ding kitelkhiak tanpha Dissident ten lemsa uhi. Tulel a Delhi a omte lak ah, Th. Debendra Singh chihlouh, MPCC President Gaikhangam, FCS minister Y. Erabot, TD Minister DD. Thaisii tel uhi.

Sualluih naupang in hangsanman award ngah ding

Aizawl, Nov 28(NNN): Kumching lou naupang Lalrempuii in kumnawn Republic Day chiang in hangsanman award New Delhi ah sang ding chih thusuak om hi. Thusuak in ataklatna ah, September 14 2006 kum in Lalrempuii D/o Robuanga of Kawrtethawveng pasal khat in sual a, amah leng a kipeek khiaksawm na lam ah sihloh a, hiai toh kisai in ngetna om dungzui in Geeta Chopra Award 2007 (naupang kum 6-18 mihangsante) sangding hi’n kigen hi. Amah ahihleh, September 14, 2006 nitak dak 8 in naktak in sual in om a, a kitutkhiak sawmna lam ah sihloh hi. Amah pen sikhin ahihtak ziak in, asungkuante’n kumnawn New Delhi a Republic Day zatna hun ah hiai award a tanu uh sik le tang in va sang ding uhi.

MIGAHTA te’n Govt vau

Aizawl, Nov 28(NNN): Mizoram Government Aided High School Teachers Association (MIGAHTA) te’n zan November 27 in Cooperative Hall ah meeting poimohtak nei uh a, huai ah Promotion Examination 2007 Result suahkhiak louh ding in thupukna nei uhi. MIGAHTA te nuai ah Class A apan Class-VIII tan om hi a, amaute’n State Government kiang ah 1997 kum apan Grant-in-Aid High School tengteng Adhoc Aided Status ding in ana phuta ua, tuni tan in lohsam der lai uhi. MIGAHTA thusuak in ataklatna ah, 0Chief Minister Zoramthanga kiang ah ngetna tamveitak a piak nung in CM in Grant-in-Aid High Schools te Adhoc Aided Status 1997 dungzui a dopsang hiding in thuchiam nei mah leh tuni tan pha bangmah sepsuah nei lou uh hi’n gen uhi.

Godrej Company in Jatropha leipanta

Aizawl, Nov 28(NNN): Godrej Agrovet Company leh Mizoram Government in kilemna Memorandum of Understanding suai a kaih uh sep pichingna ding in lou nasemte apan tuni in Gldrej Company in Jatropha tamtak leikhia uhi. Thusuak in ataklatna ah, Godrej Company in Jatropha 371 kilo lounasemte apan tuni in leikhia ua, New Vervek mun ah Kg 1 ah Rs. 5 in lei ziahziah uh hi’n kigen hi. Mizoram leh Godrej in kilemna bawl mah le uh aman ding bikhiah gina khalou uh a, hun nawn chiang in a man ding bikhiahna nei uhi. Mizoram ah 2005 kum in mi tamtak in Jatropha sing tuh sauhsauh ua, tukum in tamtak laak theih hi ta a, kum nawn chiang in Mizoram state sung chauh ah Kg Lakh tamtak piang ding a tuat in om hi. New Vervek village ah Innkuan tamtak in Jethropa ana chiin khak ziak un, Mautaam ah buaikha ban lawlou ding ua ngaihtuah in om a, Innkuan khat in kung 46,000 hial neibang leng om hi’n kigen hij. Godrej Company in ahihleh, Jatropha thaute gari thautui ding in zang uh a, PHE Department in leng Jethropa thautui zatsawm in naktak in kisalel uhi.

3rd College Principals’ Conference kipan

Aizawl, Nov 28(NNN): Mizoram College Principals’ Conference thumveina tuni in pat in om a, Mizoram University Conference Hall, Tanhril ah Governor Lt Gen (Rtd) M M Lakhera, PVSM, AVSM, VSM in khuallian hihna toh honkhiakna nei in, Rs. 65 lakh bei a kibawlthak University Computer Center honkhiakna nei hi. Governor in agenna ah, MU nasepkhiak te thupi mahmah a, MU tungtawn in State leh Central Solkar ah mi tamtak in sepna ngahta uh ahihdan gen kawm in, Vice Chancellor tel a, teaching leh non staff te kipiakzoh dan thupi salua ahihdan gen hi. Mizoram University Vice-Chancellor Prof AN Rai in agenna ah, MU in haksatna thupitak tak tuak lel a, Government ah zaksak a om pahpah ahihdan gen a, tulel in Staff lam ah taksapna liantak om ahi chi hi. Mizoram University nuai ah tulel in affiliate College 36 om lel hi.

BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION MANIPUR
HIGH SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2008

PROGRAMME

Time : 3 hours for 100 marks (subjects with *) 2 hours for 45/50 marks (remaining subjects)

Date/Day Morning Evening
From 9 a.m. From 1 p.m.

3/3/2008 English * X

4/3/2008 FIRST LANGUAGE

Elementary Manipuri

(Manipuri/Bengali/Mizo/Paite/

Hmar/Tangkhul/Nepali/ThadouKuki/

Zou/Vaiphei/Kom/Mao)

Subjects in lieu of First language

Additional English

5/3/2008 X Social Sciences I (History)

6/3/2008 X Allternative English

7/3/2008 X Social Sciences – II(Geography)

8/3/2008 X Elementary Hindi

10/3/2008 Mathematics* X

11/3/2008 X Social Sciences – III (Civics &Economics)

12/3/2008 X Sciences – I(Physics)

13/3/2008 X Sciences – II(Chemistry)

14/3/2008 X Sciences – III (Biology)

15/3/2008 Hindi (MIL)*/Additional Hindi* X

18/3/2008 Additional Subjects* X

(Home Science/Higher Mathematics/

Commerce/Computer Science)

http://www.zogam.com

Leave a Comment

2007 Kut and KIF Annual Meet concluded in USA

By: Kukiforum News

November 26: In conjunction with the Kuki International Forum (KIF) annual meeting, Chavang Kut (a post-harvest thanksgiving occasion) was celebrated at Christian Church Family Life Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, on November 22, 2007.

Friends and family members across the United States of America came together to thank God for His abundant love and blessings. The Kukis were joined by their American friends and friends from Nepal and India.

Master of ceremony Moses Lenthang’s family opened the program with an inspirational song. A welcome address from Dr. Thong Kho Lun was followed by “Sagol Kengkhai” cultural dance from Texan friends.

Scientist Hechong Singsit, besides delivering Kut message, presented an interactive lecture on “The Role of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) in Tracing Ancestry and Identity.” Are the Kuki people one of the lost tribes of Israel as claimed by some was one of the lively discussions during question and answer (Q&A) session.

The President of Meridian University Dr. Ralph Speas, who recently returned from visiting the Kuki people in India, shared how he was intimately connected to the people and expressed his interest to continue working with them.

Another speaker of the event was Dr. Chin Do Kham of Oral Roberts University. Speaking on the role of churches in society, Kham stressed the importance of shaping one’s mindset to become a responsible person not only for a particular community but to all humankind.

Recognizing their dedication and academic achievements, the KIF awarded certificates of appreciation to some of its leaders. Stressing the importance of education in uplifting a society, Nehginpao Kipgen said, “A person’s quality and dignity greatly lies in the education he or she has.”

Another interesting part of the program was the moment when girls and boys were invited to the stage to communicate in their mother tongue. With their limited understanding and capability, the impromptu was apparently tough and a challenge for the youngsters.

The day’s event concluded with acknowledgement and words of thanks from the KIF leadership to all individuals and families who contributed for the program’s success.

KIF annual meeting and general election was held in the morning of November 23. The meeting unanimously agreed to hold its next meet and 2008 Chavang Kut in Houston area in Texas during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Gallery

http://www.kanglaonline.com/index.php?template=kshow&kid=1054&Idoc_Session=f78e1742f3d8ab5b3a79efc2f5c859fd

Leave a Comment

Catchments characterization of Loktak Lake

By Rajkumari Sunita Devi

1. Introduction

Manipur, the eastern most state of India lying 92 o 59’E to 94o45’E longitude and 23o50’N to 25o41’N latitude, straddling the international border between India and Myanmar, has a peculiar situation in the eastern Himalayas and watershed area of the great river basin systems – the Brahma-putra and the Irrawady. It is blessed with an enormously rich heritage of wetlands. Topographically it is surrounded by seven ranges of hills and the valley lies in between. Therefore, wetlands, in Manipur are mostly found in the valley area and are known by the generic name Pat (pronounced as paat). The surrounding hill districts are also replete with many kinds of wetlands, great and small (Wetlands of Manipur, Vol-I- 1999).

The pats of Manipur are known to have their own life-span and hydrologic characteristics related to the evolving geo-physical character of land itself. In the beginning of the 20th century there were nearly 500 pats in the Manipur Valley, covering a large position of its area. Loktak lake after acclaiming Ramsar site is well known internationally but apart from Loktak other well-known pats of Manipur are Ikop pat, Pumlen pat, Waithou pat, Ngakra pat and Loushi pat.

Loktak lake is the largest freshwater wetland in North-eastern region of India and is situated between 240 25’ to 24042’ N latitudes and 930 46’ to 93055’E longitudes. This lake was designated as wetland of International Importance under Ramsar Convention in 1990 because of its biological richness where naturally occurring phumdis (floating vegetation) covers the lake extensively and is a specialized habitat for many biotas besides being useful to the local people in many ways. The Keibul Lamjao National Park in the southern part of the lake is also a unique floating wildlife reserve and the natural home of the endangered Manipur brow antlered deer, Sangai. Deforestation and shifting cultivation in the catchment areas have accelerated the process of soil erosion resulting in the lake’s shrinkage. The nutrients from catchment area and domestic sewage from Imphal city carried by Nambul River are discharged into the lake which is another major problem of the lake (LRIS Report, 2003). All these activities have direct bearing on ecological stability of the lake.

2. Study Area

Loktak has direct catchment of 1040 sq. km and falls under the sub-basin of the Manipur River. The catchment area lies between 24o24’to 24o57’ N latitude to 93o40’ to 93o58’E longitude. The topography is undulating having elevation of 780 m at the foothills adjoining the central valley and about 2068 m at highest peak. There are about 98 villages with a total population of 21,334 (1991 census).

The presence of Ithai Barrage, a multipurpose project for generation of hydel-power and irrigation which was commissioned in 1983 at Ithai at the sou-thern nearest tip of Loktak, has brought about drastic hydrological changes.

Loktak catchment area comprises the elongated hilly terrain of various altitudes along with isolated hillocks, plains and marshy lands. Altitude of elongated hill ranges and isolated hillocks varies between 820 to 2068 metre and 760 to 1100 metre above mean sea level respectively.

The rock formations in the catchment area are cretaceous limestone, the Disang with Serpentinites (Lower to Middle Eocene-Upper cretaceous), the Sumas and the Thipams (Miocene). Surma group occurs in the lower reaches of hills whereas the Disang and Thipam groups occur in high reaches of hills. Disang formation comprises grey sandstone-grit-conglomerate limestone sequences intruded by serpentinites containing minor amounts of enstalite, chromite, amphiboles and magnetite. The Surma and Thipam groups represented by argillaceous and arneceous sequence respectively.

3. Objectives

The present study lays the foundation for developing wetland conservation models using remote sensing and geo-spatial technologies. Some of the detailed objectives of the study area:

* Creation of temporal spatial database using satellite data for catchments (1995, 2000 and 2004-05) and structural components/ habitat types of wetlands

* Generation of Land Capability map for the catchment area for long term and short term management plan such as formulation of soil conservation plan to check soil erosion and subsequent silting up of Loktak Lake.

* Collection, integration and modeling for suggesting sustainable management solution for conservation of Loktak Wetland.

4. Data used/sources

The database of this catchment study consists of primary, secondary and integrated database of spatial and non-spatial data on different components of the catchment. Census data of 1991 & 2001 is used for socio-economic studies of the hill and valley region. Table 1.2 gives the list of satellite data use.

5. Methodology/Thematic Maps

Visual and digital image interpretation techniques were used to prepared thematic maps on 1:50,000 for 1990, 1995, 2000 using 23.5 meter resolution data of IRS-1C, 1D and 1:25,000 for 2004 -05 using high resolution data like IKONOS , for some area and merge data of 2.5 meter resolution using LISS-III and PAN data . Secondary data for socio-economic etc are also incorporated. The thematic maps are :

* Land use/cover

* Hydrogeomorphology

* Slope

* Drainage

* Road network

* Settlements.

A. Land Use/Cover :

Information on Land use/cover pattern, especially the extent and spatial distribution is a pre-requisite to derive information on temporal changes. The land use /cover information helps to identify areas where immediate attention has to be taken for reviving various landscape elements. The present status of land use (Table 5.1) in the catchment is useful for identifying locations for taking up soil conservation measures by involving village communities, for minimizing land degradation. Land use classification for 2004-05 is base on guideline of ‘Biodiversity Conservation in Wetland Project’ by Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad.

The land use class of wetland is further classified by preparing a structural components map of Loktak wetland area which shows various classes of phums, agriculture land, islands, aquaponds etc. In the present study SOI topography map of 1970 was use as a base to delineate water spread and demarcate wetland boundary. IKONOS data was use for preparation of the structural component map of 2004-05 (Table 5.2).

B. Hydrogeo-morphology: Information on landforms is an important input for land management and soil mapping. The aspects of morphology, morphogenesis, morpho chronology and morphometry are vital inputs in preparation of geomorphologic maps. —

The geomorphic units are delineated based on image characteristics like tone, texture, shape, colour, associations etc. (Fig.5.2 A).

C. Slope:

Information on slope is vital for suggesting actions related to restoration plans of landscape. This information is useful for suggesting checking of soil erosion and drainage related measures. The slope map has been prepared as per IMSD guidelines. Using this information Digital elevation model has been generated using 20 metre contour interval.

D. Drainage/Watershed:

A drainage map of the study area was prepared using satellite data in conjunction with SOI topography maps. Most of the streams originate from the hill ranges to the west of the lake and discharge water directly into Loktak Lake. Some of the major streams include Nambul, Nambol, Thongjaorok, Awang Kujairok, Awang Kharok, Ningthoukhong, Potsangba, Oinam, Keinau and Irulok contributing significant silt during rainy season to the lake. In all 12 micro-watershed were demarcated and they have been given nomenclature according to the standard of All India Soil and Land Use Surveys (AIS & LUS) of the Ministry of Agriculture. ( Fig. 5.2 B)

E. Road Network & Settlements:

The road transport network is one of the major criteria for studying and analyzing the socio-economic problem of a certain area and for assessment of impact on the wetland.

In the present study, there are three types of roads classified as National highway, Village road and other which may include footpaths etc. The total length of National Highway is 59.652, village road is 723.243 km and others are 234.5 km. (Fig. 5.2.C)

6. Results and analysis

i. Spatial Analysis: Land Use Change detection

Multi-temporal satellite data have been used for studying land use practices over a period of fifteen years in the catchment of Loktak Lake. It has been found that there is an increase in the built up area and also decrease in scrub forest. There was increase in dense forest from 1990 to 2002. This may be due to some of the activities of afforestation program taken up by LDA for catchment treatment but again this has decline in 2004-05 (Table5.1). There is an increase in open forest area in 2004 and decrease in degraded forest which again shows that deforestation activities have become less and natural regeneration is going on in the catchment area.

to be contd

Source: http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/Others/Articles.htm

Leave a Comment

Indo-US civilian nuclear deal and the Left

By : Dr. L.C. Ngaihte 11/30/2007 1:17:04 AM

The joint declaration of July 18, 2007 by the heads of the two largest and biggest democracy of the World in Washington D.C. has laid the foundation for what is popularly known as the Civilian Nuclear Deal between Indian and the United States. Negotiations for the actualization of the deal has been on since then and there were times when the talk could not move speedily. In fact, at one point of time, the negotiation appears to have reached breaking point but for the timely intervention of Dick Cheney, the redoubtable Vice-President, and some other influential persons. It is a deal of great significance particularly for India given the existing paradigms of international nuclear technology trade and transfer. The deal, if successfully concluded, would open the door for nuclear trade to which the country was shunted out for the last thirty years.

Though the rest of the world do not like to recognize as such, India is a nuclear weapon state since the Pokhran blast in 1974. And in spite of not signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), India has so far maintained clean record in non-proliferation or has not indulged in proliferation of nuclear weapons to other countries. The knowhow and technology it possessed has been kept in tight closet. In fact, it has no ambition to proliferate and trade with others. We do not have nuclear scientists of the like of Dr. A.Q. Khan of Pakistan. Under the circumstances, we have perhaps earned the confidence of other nations, particularly nuclear power states like the US, Russia, France, etc.

So, the United States has come forward for the “historic’ deal. In the world that we live today, whether one likes it or not, United States is a country all other nations look upto. If the government of India, under the pressure of the Left, do not, at the cost of inflicting serious damage to its international image, back out unilaterally from the deal, the United States was there to see the deal through the next steps like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Suppliers Groups (NSGs) in right earnest. And the conclusion and operationalisation of the deal would mean the ending of technological apartheid that hangs over our heads like a Domocles swords for the last three decades. This capping prohibit us to procure nuclear technology and knowhow from the Nuclear suppliers Groups of countries. It is simply not possible to assess how much nuclear technologies we were deprived of the last thirty years. If the deal fail, it would mean the continuation of our isolation so far as nuclear technology trade is concerned. Let us all be reminded that most of our nuclear power plants are in dire need of cutting edge nuclear technology for upgradation, renovation and restoration. At stake is their reliability.

The increasing depletion of fossil fuels is an undeniable reality. Nuclear energy was found to be a good substitute of it. There is, therefore, scramble for nuclear energy the world over. So, our civilian nuclear deal is “an idea” whose time has come!

In one of his write up K. Subrahmanyam, a leading security affairs analyst, stated that “The US and international community in their own interests have now moved to lift the technological apartheid against India without requiring India to join NPT or give up its nuclear weapons. The international framework is being modified to bring in India – and India alone – as member of non-proliferation regime” Noting the significant implications of the deal, the Times of India, (North East) dated 25/8/07 has, in its editorial, the following comment “If the deal is approved it would raise India’s stock and enable high-tech collaboration not just with the US, but also France, Germany, Japan, Russia and South East Asia……… While placating the Left therefore, the government must not allow itself to be black mailed into sacrificing the deal for the sake of its survival. The Prime Minister (PM) should stick to his stated position, and continue to dare the Marxists to bring down the government.”

It may be reiterated that we have been having, as a result of economic reform measures since 1991, a high growth rate that stunned our friends and foes alike. Power is one essential inputs for growth and development. As a matter of fact, to sustain the existing growth rate and also to propel the economy to a higher growth momentum, it is essential we have more power resources at our disposal. It is estimated that our nuclear power is expected to go up from the current 2-3 per cent of India’s energy to 6 to 8 per cent by 2031 if the deal is operationalised. And it is pertinent to note that India has set itself a target of producing 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power by 2020, provided the deal is in place. It is also hope that the deal would give India much needed uranium to power its reactors and eventually lower dependency on coal, which account for nearly 41 per cent of its energy needs. Compared with coal-based energy as a sources of power, nuclear power/energy is clean and pollutant-free. The Times Editorial of Aug, 21, 2007, commented forcefully saying: “…….. And it’s not just a question of nuclear trade. All sorts of high-tech areas are potentially dual-use-from information technology (IT) to defence to space to biotech. The deal would lift restrictions on supply of dual-use technology to India from other nations……… Aborting it, on the other hand, would reduce India competitiveness in high-tech areas and potentially nuke India’s hope of turning itself into a knowledge economy.”

The Left Imperialism : When the deal was finalised, after protracted and hectic negotiations for over two years, and the government of India was about to approach, with a sense of pride and achievement, the IAEA for India-specific safeguards, the Lefts, which so far remain muted, began to flex its muscles by issuing a diktat that the government would face ‘dire consequences’ if it takes the next steps with IAEA. Without actually joining the government, the Left which has about 60 MPs, supported the formation of UPA Government from outside in the absence of clear mandate for any party. The threat worked and a join panel was constituted to address the Lefts concerns and apprehensions. The fate of the deal, so to say, is now in the hands of the join panels. Given the commitment and conviction of our political class to the cause of national interests, there is very little hope the deal will go through. If we miss the nuclear bus this time, we may not have second chance. It’s now or never.

As we know from print and electronic media, opinion polls, debate and discussions on the civilian nuclear deal, it is profoundly clear that the deal has been overwhelmingly welcome by the people of India. By the people who want to see the country progress further and developed faster. By the people who want and dare to integrate more and more with the rest of the world. By the people who do not want to be left behind and live in isolation. Let our Lefts brothers and sisters learn the art of (national) politics and economics at least from their big brother comrade China which has billions of trade surplus against the United States. It’s high time they leave behind the past and accept the emerging challenges. Let me quote the following observation once again. “It is a pity that the Indian Left refuses to move with times, when their counterparts in Europe and Latin America have junked old ideological baggage and changed beyond recognition” 3

On the Geo-politics of Asia : Last but not the least, the successful conclusion and operationalisation of the deal, according to defence experts and strategists, has vital and lasting implications for the geo-politics of Asia. It is argued that shelving the nuclear deal at this stage could forever make India into a subaltern of China in the geo-politics of Asia. Former diplomat and member of the task force on India’s nuclear posture, Arundhati Ghose 4 says if the deal fails “China will be convinced of its superiority over India and the Left would have got what it wanted”.

Source: http://ifp.co.in/ArticleFull.asp?ArticleID=192

Leave a Comment

Manipur Hot News | Everything normal, insists Ibobi, ‘Centre has not indicated any change in leadership’ | BT Flyover to open today, Bheigyachandra

Irom Sharmila nominated for NDTV Indian of the Year

The Imphal Free Press

Imphal, Nov 29: The `Iron Lady of Manipur` Irom Sharmila Chanu has been nominated as NDTV Indian of the Year with the Indian Soldier also as one of the contenders under Unsung Heroes category.

Irom Sharmila was shortlisted among the high profile people of India in an opinion poll launched by The Life Insurance Corporation of India (L.I.C) launched in collaboration with popular channel NDTV.

Interestingly, her name was shortlisted along with the Indian Soldier under the Unsung Heroes category. Irom Sharmila has been fasting since November 4, 2002 demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, the so-called draconian Act exercised by the Indian Army.

The other categories of nomination include Leader, Business, Sports, Cinema, Global Indian and Music with high profile personalities like the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Nobel laureate RK Pachouri of IPCC, Baichung Bhutia, Sania Mirza etc.

The public will decide who is the most deserving of the Indian of the Year title by casting votes through SMS, telephone and online voting at http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/poll_ioy2007.aspx.

To vote for Irom Sharmila one can sms I 29 to 56388 or dial 5056388 or visit above website.

==================================

Everything normal, insists Ibobi, ‘Centre has not indicated any change in leadership’

IMPHAL, Nov 29: Chief minister O Ibobi Singh has clarified that there is no question of slackening of government work or file processing in various departemnts of the state relating to development activities on account of the ongoing internal crisis in the Congress.

The chief minister, in a hastily summoned press conference this evening at his official bungalow maintained that there has been no impact on the affairs of state administration on account of the current move by the dissident MLAs camping at Delhi to unseat him.

The functioning of the government is progressing smoothly and normally under his leadership as regards development activities and the maintenance of law and order, he maintained.

The chief minister also lamented that unrestrained reporting in various local dailies and unfounded allegations against the SPF ministry from the rebel MLAs during the last one month has created major confusion in the mind of the general public.

He said it was very unfortunate that through such immature statements, the rebel MLAs have been attempting to create loss of people’s confidence in the Congress in the state.

The CM said it is true that there is serious problem of law and order in the state, but asserted that this problem was not born recently during his tenure as chief minister. He added that his government had initiated serious attempts to solve the problem.

He also maintained that the critical allegations of large scale corruption and acquisition of disproportionately large property on his part after he became chief minister were untrue, and invited anyone to vet his properties at any time through legal avenues.

The CM went on to say that the public will get to see the physical fruits of the development activities of the SPF government by March next year.

He also observed that the new government began functioning on March 7 this year, and expansion of the ministry took till July 2, it has had only four months to actually take up work.

However, with the sincerity of the existing council of ministers, various major projects and schemes have now been able to be completed, and many development activities in both hills and valley districts are in full swing, he said.

He reiterated that there is no question of negligence in the plans and policies taken up with regard to pursuit of development activities and controlling the law and order situation.

Answering queries from mediapersons, the CM said there was no question of special consideration for the people of Thoubal in job opportunities, particularly the appointment of IRB personnel. All appointments were made in accordance with norms, he claimed.

The CM also disclosed that law and legislative affairs minister Th Debendra, and veterinary minister DD Thaisii had both informed him before leaving for Delhi on their personal medical grounds.

He expressed confidence that all the MLAs currently camping at Delhi will eventually return and work for the interest of the people of Manipur. He said a return to normalcy in the state Congress was expected soon as there is indication from the Congress leadership that the present SPF government should be retained.

A question on whether action would be taken against the rebels MLAs for violating party discipline by appointing spokespersons and issuing press statements on their own however went unanswered.

Altogether 12 MLAs and ministers were present during the press conference, beside the chief minister, namely Th Lokeshwor, L Jayentakumar, E Dwijamani, Dr Kh Loken, Md Allauddin, Speaker S Budhichandra, Phungzathang Tonsing, N Biren, K Ranjit, TN Haokip, E Kunjeshwor and N Loken.

Md Allauddin, and Phungzathang, who had been named among the dissidents in some media reports, clarified that that they were not among the rebels. Even if claims had been made by the dissidents in this connection, no one bothered to verify this with them, they complained.

E Dwijamani said he had met Y Surchandra and M Hemanta during a recent trip to Delhi, but they did not broach the subject of his joining their camp.

==============================================

BT Flyover to open today, Bheigyachandra statue in decay

By : A Staff Reporter 11/30/2007 1:01:30 AM

IMPHAL, Nov 29: After a delay of two years and five months the Bir Tikendrajit flyover on the BT road will be opened for traffic tomorrow – though everything is not yet complete.

The actual target of the completion of the first ever flyover in the state was June 2005 but due to continuing delays suffered in the construction work the target became more and more remote.

Even though the main part of the bridge is complete, other works like pavements on the side of the bridge and RCC fencing at the narrow portion of the bridge is yet to be completed and hectic works were witnessed today.

Most shockingly, the condition of the statue of Maharaj Bhagyachandra taming a wild elephant is deteriorating because of the flyover. However none seems bother about the fate of this historical monument.

Since the start of the construction work of the flyover the condition of the statue, which celebrates an historical moment of Manipur’s history, has been dismal.

The broken hand of Bhagyachandra and a missing tusk and broken tail of the elephant on the statue had been reported in the press a long time ago but no repair work has been initiated.

Concerned people are even worried that the government might remove the statue altogether.

Work on the Bir Tikendrajit flyover project, which is aimed at easing traffic along the main thoroughfare of the BT road, had suffered repeated disturbances during the course of its construction work undertaken by the National Building Construction Corporation. Workers of Buildworth, a construction company are engaged in the project under the NBC Corporation.

On many instances, workers engaged in the project disappeared from their camp site on receiving threats from various unwanted elements.

The disturbances in the construction were compounded with the delay in the arrival of construction materials caused by the bandhs and blockades which are experienced aplenty in the state.

Interestingly the construction works on certain instances were done by detailing security personnel but they could not effectively deal with the disturbances faced by the workers.

More than a hundred labourers were engaged in the construction work by camping at the site itself before the sudden stoppage of work during the course of construction which started four years back after enclosing the entire portion from Johnstone School to Uripok Canteen Leirak.

It may be mentioned that the ground work for the construction was started since March 2003. The original date for completion of the project was fixed as March 2005, but later the target was refixed as June 2005.

The chief minister, O Ibobi Singh, had on several occasions stressed on his desire for the completion of the project within the targeted time. He even planned to inaugurate the flyover before the election to the 9th state Assembly with the Prime Minister or Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi as the chief guest.

But despite the best efforts of the government, the inauguration function was not held and since then, after a delay of one year, the government has finally decided to open the flyover to traffic.

Traffic regulation:-In view of the commissioning of the BT Flyover tomorrow and opening to traffic, the commissioner, state transport, H Imocha Singh, has announced temporary regulations for regulating traffic on the flyover.

As per the regulations, no heavy and medium vehicles would be allowed to ply across the fly-over betwen 7 am to 7 pm.

Light motor vehicles and two wheelers are allowed to ply across the flyover subject to the condition that they should not park either alongside the flyover or use any lane as corridor facility after crossing.

No pedestrian, hand-pulled cart or thella, bullock cart, rickshaw and other slow moving non-motorised mode of traffic are allowed to cross the BT flyover.

U-turns are only allowed at the round about in front of Kangla western gate, and at the road intersection of Uripok Canteen Road.

Parking at the open places available beneath the BT flyover is also prohibited.

=============================================

Opposition MLAs come out in support of Ibobi?
By : A Staff Reporter 11/30/2007 12:59:54 AM

IMPHAL, Nov 29: A group of 10 Opposition MLAs left Imphal for New Delhi Thursday in what a highly reliable source said was an attempt to campaign against the regime change move to the Congress high command.

However, the same could not be immediately confirmed as none of the MLAs could be contacted before they left the state capital. However, a local paper has reported that they were going there to convince the Congress leaders at the Centre not to replace O Ibobi as the chief minister.

Government chief whip T Mangibabu also flew to New Delhi today on the same flight taken by the 10 MLAs from the hill constituencies including six MLAs backed by the United Naga Council.

The six UNC backed independent MLAs in the team are Awangbow Newmai, K Raina, Morung Makunga, Danny Shaiza, M Thrii and Dr. Kashim Ruivah. The other MLAs are Thangminlen Kipgen, V Hangkhalian, Doukhomang Kipgen and Thongkholun.

The MLAs will be lobbying with the Congress high command not to remove O Ibobi Singh from the chief ministership, a reliable source said. The source added that they will call on the Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister and request them not to replace Singh.

While convincing the Congress leaders they will put before them a brief report of the development works taken up in the hill areas and others planned to be taken up by the present government under the leadership of chief minister O Ibobi.

Another source said that the independent MLAs were in favour of Ibobi as they were always against the Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing who is in the rebel camp.

The observers also opined that their effort may not make much impact on the move of the rebel Congress MLAs as they were not part of the ruling group.
On the other hand, no further developments regarding the rebel MLAs campaign was reported today.

=====================================================

Myanmar refuses to undertake Indo-Myanmar border fencing
By : Thingbaijam Dhamen/IFP 11/30/2007 12:58:46 AM

IMPHAL, Nov 29: The proposed erection of fencing at the international border with Myanmar is delayed as the Myanmar government has not given the green signal to India’s proposal stating that the “issue needs higher level policy decision,” an official said Thursday.

The Manipur government wanted to commence construction of pucca fencing at the Moreh sector (between border pillar 79 and 81), the first phase of border fencing after the monsoon season this year.

For this, it proposed to the Centre to inform the Myanmar government through diplomatic channel well before the reconnaissance survey and trade cut, RSTC work is undertaken.

However, except the reply that the issue still needs higher level policy decision, the Myanmar government gave no further comment in this regard, the source disclosed.

Certain sections of the Indo-Myanmar border in Kabow valley are still to be demarcated. They are Tuivang-Molcham area between border pillars 64 to 68, Tamu-Moreh area between BPs 75 to 79 and Choro-Khnou area between BPs 88 to 95.

In an effort to initiate and negotiate with the Myanmar government on the issue, the Union ministry of external affairs provided the state government three alternatives as early as September 2002.

The state government expressed its willingness to negotiate on the basis of adjustment of 1.43 square miles in the Choro Khunou sector without transfer of any Indian village in favour of Myanmar and a gain of 0.03 square miles at Moreh border pillar 77 to India.

The state government said that India can seek more adjustments in its favour in Moreh area by further moving BP-77 beyond the 250 yards mark eastward. The same was also communicated to the ministry of home affairs on August 21, 2004.

The Manipur government, exploring the continued security crisis faced on the international border and feeling the urgent need for solving the same insisted that New Delhi bring an agreement between the two countries for fixing mutually acceptable boundaries between the two countries which has been accepted in principle.

There is an urgent need of the state to tackle its security problems, Manipur government said while requesting the Central government to reach an agreement with Myanmar government on the issue so that the work of border fencing could commence soon, it added.

Fencing of the border will be an important step in checking the occurrence of violent incidents such as the one which took place in Moreh in June this year when several people involved in killings crossed the border into Myanmar after committing the crimes.

The government of India agreed to the construction of pucca border fence at a 10 km stretch at Tamu-Moreh area between BP 79 and BP 81 and entrusted the Border Road Organization, BRO for the construction work.

Authorities instructed the BRO to take up the work for RSTC for the pucca border fence by leaving a corridor of 10 metres from the international boundary considering the urgency of the works.

Before starting the work on the ground, the matter was discussed at the directors level meeting between the survey departments of India and Myanmar held at Tamu (Myanmar) on March 3 and 4, 2006.

The Myanmarese side had, however, objected to the proposed marking even though the work was to be done well within the Indian side of the existing boundary. They had contended that joint survey was needed as the international boundary was passing through hilly terrain.

Again, in the 6th meeting between heads of survey departments of India and Myanmar held in New Delhi on November 27 and 28, 2006, the Myanmarese side stated that while it was willing to consider RSTC works between BP-80 and 81, it was not ready for the segment between BP 79 and 80 even though they accepted that the coordinates of BP-79 were undisputed.

Several meetings at different levels between the representatives of the two countries have taken place over the last few years. Though in the meetings, the India government has made definite proposal, the Myanmar government has not made a decision for settlement of the boundary, officials here said.

In the 15th sectoral level meeting held at Gangtok, Sikkim on May 29 and 30, 2007, the Indian side requested for response from the Myanmar government to the Indian proposal for settling the alignment of nine border pillars submitted at the 5th meeting of heads of survey departments of the two countries held in September, 2004.

The Myanmarese side had stated that there were no developments on this subject as it was still being studied by the Myanmar government. In the same meeting, the Indian side had also made it clear to the delegation that the RSTC work proposed to be done by India between BP-79 and 81 had been discussed at the 14th sectoral submit in May 2006, at the foreign office consultation held in June 2006, at the 6th meeting of the surveyor generals of the two countries held in November, 2006 and also at the 13th national level meeting between the two countries held in February 2006.

The Indian side clarified that RSTC involved only reconnaissance survey and trace cutting and does not involve any construction works and that there should not be any objection from Myanmar to the proposed RSTC.

Source: http://www.ifp.co.in

Leave a Comment

Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part 8 –

By: Priyadarshni M Gangte *

II. KUT Festival:

The people now inhabiting Mizoram, the tribes in the Hill areas of Manipur other than the Naga dominant areas, the Kukis of Nagaland, Assam, Tripura and Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the people in the Chin State of Myanmar are the tribes who have been professing observance of various kinds of Kut Festivals from time immemorial.

They all practice Jhum cultivation as the mainstay of economy, growing, Millet, Maize, Sesamum, Job’s ear, Cucumber, Pumpkins, etc, etc, as their staple foods prior to their entry into Myanmar from China. These groups of people were said to have taken to rice cultivation only after their entry into Myanmar.

Such contentions cannot, however, be substantiated as to the truth of the claims. These are more of legends than of historical facts. They are of conjectural work. In fact, their hoary past is shrouded in mystery. Nevertheless, the fact remains that these people have been observing Kut Festivals for generations.

These people commonly claim to have come “out of the bowels of the earth, a cave called Chhinlung or Sinlung or Khul, believed to be in China”. One of the authorities on the Kukis, Shakespear, in his book on “The Lushai Kuki Clan” said that they were of many clans, each speaking different dialect and scattering over an area of 25,000 square miles.

The then Governor of Assam, Robert Reid, in his book on “History of the Frontier Areas Bordering on Assam” said that these people who claimed to have come out of the bowels of the earth speak dialects of the same language”. Similarly, Grierson, a linguist, said that they belonged to the Tibeto-Kuki sub-linguistic group in his book on “Linguistic Survey of India”.

Origin: During the olden days, the people who observed Kut festivals were not aware of the existence of the great religions of the world, such as, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc., etc. Thus as were true in all cases of other primitive societies, these groups of people were either atheists, or professed ancestral worshippers (animists) or naturists.

In any form of these worships, certain objects as sources of life and of other worldly nature were attributed. Their belief was, therefore, associated either with animate or inanimate objects as the sources of all powers that gave life to mankind with abundance of blessings if particular aspect of life was made subservient to it.

Likewise, when the said supernatural object was believed not satisfied or was displeased, all sorts of evil fortunes were attributed to it. With this end in view, the people worshipped the objects with certain prescribed rituals in propitiation as prescribed by the customary laws.

In order to appease not to harm mankind or to praise such objects for the blessings received, propitiation of supposed supernatural objects for the benefit and welfare of the community was performed by a socially acceptable person to intercede between the people and the objects attributed as supernatural. Such person to officiate performance of the rituals was considered ‘holy man’ called ‘village priest’.

Such activities that interceded between the supernatural object and the society being of collective welfare in nature, observance of certain occasions as Kuts and the rituals associated therewith were essentially of community in nature.

Rites and rituals give strong elements of ethnic affinity and influence on their social cohesion and solidarity. It also symbolizes the integrating force among the community, cutting across tribal boundaries and linguistic differences.

Thus, observance of different kinds of Kut originated from the worship of various objects considered as supernatural associated with good and evil attributes of life.

Concept: Radcliffe Brown and Emille Dirkheim said that the principal function of communal rituals was to emphasise and to reaffirm the sentiments of collective loyalty. The purpose of such festive function was to create a sense of identity and social solidarity reinforced by the performance of communal rituals which expressed social content and behaviour of a group. This is an essential lifestyle in egalitarian society.

The means of subsistence of the people who observed Kut festivals was agricultural products. Annual communal feasts manifested the type of economy being pursued by the society. The glaring fact that lacked the concept of saving in their economic system could be observed from the practice of conspicuous consumption through the various Kuts in festivity and communal rituals in propitiation to the deities of Kuts.

Also, an important aspect that associated inseparably with Kut festivals was religiosity of the occasions that stemmed from obeisance and incantation to the creator of all things which preceded the celebration.

Kut festival is in thanks giving to the almighty creator of the Universe who is believed to have blessed the people through the deities of various crops cultivated. There might have, therefore, been many Kuts celebrated in the olden days of variegated and seasonal ones.

However, there are some Kut festivals common to all tribes. They are

Mim Kut (Job’s ear);
Chavang Kut (paddy);
Pawl Kut (Gourd harvest);
Thai or Thak Lop (crops).

Hence, as the names suggest, Kut observance is invariably done with the arrival of the new crops or after harvesting as the case may be.

The basic concept behind such observance is, therefore, that the toiling community has to have a short respite and recreation after the year’s work has been reaped and before the new-year’s work is begun. It is also an occasion when the village community praise God for the blessings bestowed upon them.

The religious rites that precede the Kut celebration are officiated by the ‘holy-man’ called, ‘Village Priest’, who intercedes for the villagers to the deities of the Kuts concerned.

====================================

# Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part I
# Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part II
# Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part IIII
# Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part IV
# Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part V
# Historical and cultural background of the Mizos – Part VI

=======================================

Leave a Comment

Older Posts »