Friday, May 23, 2008

No starvation deaths in Mizoram: Disaster Mgmt Secy

Aizawl, May 23 : There has been no starvation death in Mizoram even though the state is reeling under the grip of famine caused by ‘Mautam’ or gregarious bamboo flowering since last year, state Disaster Management Secretary K Riachho said here on Thursday.

Refuting some newspaper reports which said that 29 people died due to starvation in South Mizoram’s Saiha district, Riachho said that there has been no starvation-related death in the state.

“There is no starvation death, and there will be no starvation death,” he said adding the social structure and traditional values of the Mizos will never allow anyone to die even on the face of famine.

He opined that the reports of starvation deaths must be misunderstanding on the part of the national media.

A number of children died due to meningitis during the last part of 2007 and first part of this year in and around Zangling village in Saiha district, he said, adding some section of the media might have wrong impression on the deaths.

State Health Department officials also said that 38 children who died recently in Saiha district were not due to starvation but meningitis.


Mizoram gears up for SEZ

First special economic zone to be set up in the Northeast

Aizawl, May 21 : The Mizo National Front government is gearing up to establish the Northeast’s first special economic zone.

Government sources in Aizawl today said chief minister Zoramthanga had given the go ahead to his administration to build the necessary infrastructure to set up the SEZ at Khawnuam village in Champhai district on the Indo-Myanmar border.

The sources said a few days ago, Zoramthanga had urged the Shillong-headquartered North Eastern Council (NEC) to grant the first instalment of Rs 9.13 crore to help his government set up the SEZ.

According to the sources, the chief minister had made it clear to the authorities of NEC in Shillong and DoNER in New Delhi that the SEZ would go a long way in boosting employment and trade.

Zoramthanga had recently lamented that though the Mizos were educated and energetic, it was the lack of finance and proper opportunity which were inhibiting their prospects of growth.

The sources said the special economic zone at Khawnuam is close to Zokasawang, the border trade centre in Champhai district.

The detailed project report (DPR) for this project had been submitted to the NEC.

The SEZ is one of the many initiatives that the Mizoram government has planned before the state goes to the polls for the 40-member Assembly in November.

The industry department in Mizoram appears hopeful of wooing foreign direct investments (FDI) from Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea and Malaysia for industrial and commercial ventures on this special economic zone.

Telegraph India

High School Leaving Certificate (Cl-X) Examination, 2008 Result

First 25 position holders in order of merit

1. 22749 Romen Chongtham St. Joseph’s School,
Sangaiprou / 601 / Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

2. 22334 Sanasam Sangita Devi St. George High School,
Wangkhei / 600 / Ae,e,E,M,,Sc, Ssc,Csc

3. 21236 Chetanbala Hijam Nirmalabas School, Imphal 597 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

4. 22750 Ronald Kungsaomakbou Abonmei
St. Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou
596 Eman,e,E,M,Sc,Ssc,Hm
23605 Hittler Soibam Catholic School, Canchipur
596 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc, Ssc,Hsc

5. 22948 Pushpanjali Takhellambam Little Flower School,Imphal
592 Man,E,M,,Sc, Ssc,Csc

6. 23594 Charan Kumar Ashem Catholic School,Canchipur
590 Man,E,M,,Sc, Ssc,Csc

7. 8746 Mohamad Shahjuddin Shah Little Master English School, Samurou
589 Man,E,M,,Sc, Ssc

22321 Mercy Ngairangbam St. George High School, Wangkhei
589 e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Csc

8. 21497 Wareppam Jayenta Singh Don Bosco High School, Langjing
587 Man,,M,,Sc, Ssc,Hm

23700 Priyalaxmi Oinam Catholic School,Canchipur
587 Man,E,M,,Sc, Ssc,Hm

9. 3359 Namoijam Basanti Bethel English School, Nambol Chingmang
585 Man,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

20734 Raju Prasad Kushwaha Don Bosco High School,Imphal
585 E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

10. 20700 Khumukcham Bijenkumar Meitei Don Bosco High School, Imphal
584 Ae,E,M,,Sc,Ssc

23714 Tanushree Lourembam Catholic School,Canchipur
584 e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Csc

11. 19492 Waikhom Hemchandra Singh Adimjati Little English School, Imphal
579 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

20033 Rohit Jain Christ Jyoti School,Mantripukhri
579 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Com

20151 Mangshatabam Chinglemba Singh, Savio English School, Thangmeiband
579 Man,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

12. 3123 Leitanthem Ricky Meitei St. John’s English High School, Nambol
577 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

22721 Neerajkumar Sharma Manohar St. Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou
577 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc

13. 7714 Naorem Begendro Meitei Sur-Rashi Elite School, Mayang Imphal
576 Man,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hsc

14. 6717 Thokchom Gautamjit Meitei L. Ibomcha Standard English School, Icham Khunou
575 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

22784 Yumkhaibam Henry Singh St. Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou
575 e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Csc

15. 825 Ngamkholien Haokip St. Mary’s High School, Churachandpur
573 Thk,M,,Sc,Ssc

16. 22865 Kangjam Devishri Little Flower School, Imphal
572 Man,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

17. 23513 Rubiya Ahmedi Standard Robarth English School, Canchipur
570 Man,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

18. 23814 Nongmaithem Nilima Devi Tiny Tots’ Unique School, Imphal
569 M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

19. 20699 Khumanthem Rakesh Singh Don Bosco High School, Imphal
568 Man,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hsc

22304 Irungbam Jessica Chanu St. George High School,Wangkhei
568 e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

23617 Moirangthem Surchandra Singh Catholic School, Canchipur 568 Ae,e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

20. 23713 Sylvia Keisham Catholic School, Canchipur 567 Man,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Hm

21. 22758 Siddharth Thokchom St. Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou
564 E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Csc

22. 5556 Mohammad Imran Khan K.M. Blooming English School, Khangabok
563 e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc

23. 22482 Thongam Jessica Regular English High School, Kwakeithel
562 Man,M,,Sc,Ssc,Csc

24. 23407 Millan Maibam Standard Robarth English School, Canchipur
561 Man,E,Sc,Ssc,Csc

25. 22777 Thokchom Wangam St. Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou
560 e,E,M,,Sc,Ssc,Csc
23673 Deepti Maisnam Catholic School, Canchipur 560 E,M,,Sc,Csc

* The total mark shown above is inclusive of excess marks obtained from additional subjects.












Candidates from Churachandpur District

AG High School

I Division

1. John L. Minlun
2. Paozamuan
3. P. Khaibiaklian Simte
4. Th. Kaithianlal
II Division
1. Alfred Ramkumlhun Sanate
2. Daniel Moirangthem
3. David Ramchunghnung Songate
4. H. Lianpu Simte
5. Hmingthanglur Khobung
6. Liansangthem Lawrance Singh
7. Laldawmsang Thiek
8. Lalremliem Thiek
9. M D. Aziz Khan
10. Pauhril Thang Buhril
11. Sobhachandra Mairemba
12. Solomon Lalnghatlien Sungte
13. Anandi Devi
14. Angela Chiinngaichong
15. Carolin Thangneikhawl
16. Catherine Zarzokim
17. Chinglalngah
18. Chinneilien
19. Kimlunniang

III Division

1. Khuplian John Buhril
2. Michal R. Pakhuongte
3. Thangkhanlal
4. Thangneilien Thiek
5. Thoiba Meisnam
6. Debbie Siambiaklun
7. Florence Manlungmuan
8. Grace Niangthianching
9. Jeneth Vanrammawii
10. Kimngaihlian
11. Lallungawi
12. Lucy Lalthrakim
13. Nancy Lalrinpui
14. Nemlunching
15. Roshni Devi

Bethany Christian Hr. Sec. School

I Division

Paukhanthang Buansing

II Division

Khuplien Sumzou

III Division

1. Shomminlun Haokip
2. Niangneilhing Gangte
Blue Star Academy
I Division
1. Munglian
2. Hausuan Lal
3. J. Thang Min Lian Valte
4. Jacob Thang Min Lal Haokip
5. L. Muan Min Thang
6. L. Pau Chin Lal
7. Lal Tlan Zova Darngawn
8. Lam Thian Lun
9. Lian Biak Lun
10. Lian Min Thang Tonsing
11. L. S. Gangte
12. M. Issac Gin Lal Din
13. S. Henry Kham Suan Lian
14. S. K. Lalmuan
15. S. Lian Khan Chin Khual
16. S. Thang Lian Khual Ngaihte
17. Sei Robert Guite
18. T. Thuam Khan Mang
19. Lal Ram Engi Lung Tau
20. Lhing Nei Ching
21. Lian Sian Muan
22. Mercy Lal Nun Sangi
23. Vei Nei Thiem
II Division
1. D. Tai Za Muan Vaiphei
2. Hen Lian Khup
3. James Muan Khan Thang Shoute
4. John Gou Lian Mang
5. Kapsiam Hangshing
6. Kh. Siam Min Lian
7. Kh. Thang Lal Muan
8. Khan Tan Lian
9. L. Chin Biak Suan
10. L. Kung Min Thang Haokip
11. L. Pau Gou Lian
12. Md. Azad Hussain
13. Michael Khup min Lun
14. Nang Lal Son Guite
15. Neh Min Lien Haokip
16. P. Thang Dou Lian Vaiphei
17. P. Thang Lal Muan
18. Ph. Sang Thian Lun
19. S. Kam Lem Lal
20. S. Zam Lian Thang
21. T. Hau Min Lun
22. T. Hming Thanga Duhlian
23. T. Pau Lal Paul
24. T. Reng nei Sing
25. T. Thang Gou Lian
26. T. Thang Hau Lian
27. T. Thong Min Lun Haokip
28. Buangi Ching Nei Vung
29. Chiin Neih Hat
30. Chingngaihlun
31. Don Ngaih Lun
32. Esther Ching Ngaih Lian
33. Go Sian Vung
34. Hau Ngaih Nem
35. Huai Tawi Cing
36. Jam Mercy
37. Kim Mercy
38. Kim Neih Thiem Gangte
39. Lhing Jou Zam
40. Lhing Nei Lam
41. Lun Ngaih Ching
42. Lynda Chiin Nun Lim
43. Lynda Kim Mal Sawm
44. M. sum Nei Ring Kom
45. Mercy Niang hoih Vung
46. Ngai Hoi Nuam
47. Ngai Khan Vung
48. Ngai Thian Mawi
49. Nian Muan Vung
50. Niang Biak Lun
51. Niang Hoih Ching
52. Niang Khan Ching
53. Niang Ruthi
54. Ning Lian Kim
55. Nuam Ngaih Mang
56. Pau Nei Ching
57. Ram Rei Won
58. Rebecca Niang Boi
59. Rebecca Zam Biak Sang
60. Rose Mary Vei Nei Hat
61. Roul Thang Pui
62. Vah Nei Neng
63. Vung Khan Ching
III Division
1. N. Kamsuanmang
2. Sektak Chinmansawm
3. Cathy Chingbiakkim
4. Chonghoikim
5. Dorothy Lalthamawii
6. Nemhoiting
7. Ngaineilam
8. Pau Ceylon
9. Tingneilhai Singson
10. Thangsuanching
Churachandpur Govt. H/S
I Division
II Division
III Division
CT Hr. Sec. School
I Division
1. H. Khumthianmung
2. H. Paul Munglianthang
3. H. Samuel Suanlian
4. K. Luaiminthang
5. M. Jamlalson
6. M. Philip Gangte
7. Md. Mansur Alam Khan
8. S. Lallienmoi Gangte
9. G. Vungthianmuang
10. Lucky Begum
11. Salma Shahni
II Division
1. Andy Lalzakhp Neihsial
2. Joseph Lianlemjoy Guite
3. K. Lamkhanlian
4. Khamsanglian
5. Lalmalsawma
6. Lalzamnei
7. Liangoumang
8. Lianminlal
9. Manglaljoy Simte
10. N. Ginlalzom
11. Paugoulien
12. Ringo Paukhokam
13. S.T. Lalem Vaiphei
14. T. Benson Naulak
15. Thangminhau
16. Jerina Chinghoihvung
17. Julie Chingngaihnem
18. Kavita Sharma
19. Lhingneihkhum
20. Nemneikim Haokip
21. Ngaikhanmawi
22. Sendy Chonglalpiek
III Division
1. Benjamin Hanghal
2. K. Suranjit Meitei
3. Kennedy Lalhnuntluanga
4. Khupkhanson
5. Khupminlun
6. Lamngaihsang
7. Ngamliensang
8. P. Ramos singh
9. Paulianlal Suantak
10. Rajen Singh
11. R. Channa Chanda
12. Chinhoiching
13. Chingngaihlun
14. Grace Chiin zakim
15. Heman Chaubi Devi
16. K. Chinlemmawi Vaiphei
17. Lyndia Chingouniang
18. Vungthianngai
Don Bosco H/S
I Division
1. B. Kimbiakmuan Ngaihte
2. Bikramjit Sharma Labuktongbam
3. Christopher Z Neihsial
4. Douchinthang Tungnung
5. G. Lamzamuan
6. Greenson Saiminliensang Baite
7. H. Lalramliana
8. H. Thangminlal
9. Joel T. Thangminsang
10. Johnson G. Chinminlian
11. K. Thangbiaklian
12. Khuplianlal
13. L. Lamsanglian
14. L. Rakesh Singh
15. Lalminlun Misao
16. Lam John Thangjom
17. Lamgoulian Hatlei
18. Lamgousang Mangvung
19. M. Siemlaljoy Gangte
20. Moirangthem Solomon
21. P. Biakthang
22. Rudraksh Mishra
23. S. Robinson
24. Santosh Yumnam
25. T. Ginsonmang
26. Tikaram Dahal
27. Vanlalsawm Khongsai
28. Chiinthianmawi Ngaihte
29. Chingngaihlun Ngaihte
30. H. Lhingneithiem
31. H. Vungneimoi
32. Hatngaihlun
33. Lalmalsawm Sanate
34. Nemneivak Vaiphei
35. Thounaojam Linthoi Devi
II Division
1. Angom Romesh Singh
2. Dalkhansiam Munsong
3. Elbenthang Elvung
4. Felix T. Sumlunthang
5. George Khupsuanlian
6. Henkholen
7. Hnunlalmuan
8. Imanuel Ramropui
9. Jatin Wahengbam
10. Jesse Pauminlun
11. Jimmy K. Genminlun
12. John Khaiminthang
13. Joshua Khumlianlal
14. K. Lianmuanlal
15. Kapkhanmang Vualnam
16. Kapthianmung Valte
17. L. Tawnminlian
18. Lamsuanmung Thangsing
19. Lianbiaksang
20. M. Kiran Kumar Singh
21. Michael Tombing
22. Paukhanhau Tonsing
23. Praben Moirangthem
24. Ramesh Mishra
25. Stephen K. Naulak
26. Takhellambam Ratan Singh
27. Thuamlallian Valte
28. Asem Anandi
29. Biakmuankim
30. Carolyn Kimneihting
31. Chingneilam
32. Chingngaihmuang
33. Elizabeth Tinghoihlian
34. Hatthianchoi Vaiphei
35. Hoih Pricilla Vaiphei
36. J. C. Zonunthari
37. Jenny Chingkhokim
38. Kimneiting Vaiphei
39. L. Mary Simte
40. L. Nengneilhing
41. Lallienmawi Zote
42. Lynda Nengpakhoi
43. Manhoihnem
44. Merina Hatneihlam
45. Moibiaklian
46. Momoko Ngaizonun
47. Nemhoi Vaiphei
48. Pricilla Chingthianhoih
49. Veronica Kimhoihniang Simte
III Division
1. Liangousiam
2. H. Haulian John
3. Ngamminlun Guite
4. Monica N. Dimkhomching
5. Nancy M. Vakbawi
Douglas Memorial H/S
I Division
1. Audy L. Ramhmangai Buhril
2. G. Benhur Singson
3. George F. Tuollai
4. James Lalremruot
5. John L. Khawbung
6. Joshua M. Thiek
7. K. Lalhmingngaihzuala
8. Kamlalsiam
9. Kenneth Lalpiengsang
10. Roland L. Khawbung
11. Samuel Lalchawisang
12. Samuel Rolawmum Joute
13. Samuel Z. Khawbung
14. Stephen Joute
15. Th. Henlalsong Gangte
16. Angeline Lallawmkim
17. Elizabeth Ramengmawi
18. Felida Lalengmawi
19. Tlanglawmkim
II Division
1. Alex Zoukailien Joute
2. Beny Kapminthang
3. Buonglienvung
4. Darrosang
5. Denglalsuan
6. Emmanuel Lalhrietzing
7. Henry Rothilhlu
8. Emmanuel H. Sanate
9. Lalhmingthang
10. Rambuotsai Songte
11. Thang Victor
12. Thangchunghnung
13. Victor Zarzothang
14. Betty Lalmoizo
15. Christy Lalthangliani
16. Hilda Lalpekkim
17. Judy L. Lunching
18. K. Lalawmpuii
19. Lalramdinthari
20. Lynda Lamthanmawi
21. Lynda Thangpui
22. Neinghoilhing Haokip
23. Pricilla Vaninmawi
24. Rebecca
25. Roparmawi
26. Roselyn Zothangpui
27. Ruthi Khuongnunthieng
28. Sangthangmawii
29. Sari Lalhnunkim
III Division
1. William L. Faiheng
2. Zaneisang Hriek
Hill Model H/S
I Division
1. Roudinglian Samte
II Division
1. Chinminlun
2. H. Chinzalian
3. H. Khupminthang Hangshing
4. Haulian Samte
5. M. Jam Shing
6. P. Lalboi Vaiphei
7. P. Pausonmuan Hangshing
8. Pausuanmang Samte
9. T. Thangrouding
10. VL Pui
11. Kimngaihlun
12. Ngaihsuanniang
13. Ngemngaihlian
14. Nuamngaihlun
III Division
1. Ginkholal
2. Pautinkap
3. S. Doulamthang
4. Thomas Khuala Gualnam
5. Chiin neilun
6. Chingkhanhoih
Sl No. Roll No Name Result
1 443 G. Suanbiakmuan First
2 444 G. Tuanlalmuan First
3 446 H. Zamsuanmang First
4 448 K.Mangsinkim First
5 451 K.Thangsuanmung First
6 452 K.Vunggoulian First
7 454 Khaibiaksiam Samte First
8 455 Khamminthang Hangzo First
9 457 Lalminthang Samte First
10 458 Lunminthang Samte First
11 464 Richard Doukhankhual Khuptong First
12 468 T. Dongzoulian First
13 470 T. Thangzamuan First
14 472 Thangliankhup First
15 473 Thangson Tombing First
16 474 V. Ginmuanlian First
17 475 V. Summinlun First
18 476 Zamkhankhual Guite First
19 478 Ashley Lhaineiphal First
20 479 Chiinlalsiam First
21 481 Chinglamvung First
22 485 Chinmuankim First
23 486 Gouthianvung First
1 438 B. Kamkhansawm Second
2 440 Dalkhanmuan Mangte Second
3 441 G. Lamsangmuan Second
4 442 G. Mungchinlian Second
5 449 K.Paukhanthang Second
6 450 K. Thangkhansuan Second
7 456 Khamthianmung Second
8 459 Mangkhenthang Guite Second
9 460 Michael G. Thanglian Second
10 461 N. Nangmuansang Second
11 462 Paukhanthang Second
12 463 Pauminlun Suantak Second
13 466 S. Nengvanglian Second
14 467 S. Pauminlian Second
15 471 Thanggoulian Tonxing Second
16 488 Lalnunmawi Second
17 490 Nemlalven Second
18 492 Salome Chinglianmawi Second
19 493 Vungbiakching Second
20 495 Vunglianmawi Second
21 498 Vungbiaklun Second
Sl No. Roll No Name Result
1 453 Kamkhanthang Third
2 469 T.Pausangmuan Third
3 482 Chingneihkim Third
4 487 Khupngaihching Third
5 496 V. Thangkhanlal Third
6 497 Thanglianchiin Third
Sl No. Roll No Name
1 439 C. Jambiakmuan
2 445 H. Pausonlian
3 447 K. Jamkhankhual
4 477 Zamzagin Tunglut
5 480 Chiinngaihnem
6 483 Chingthianhoih
7 484 Chingthianmuan
8 494 Vunglamching
Family of Elohim H/S
I Division
II Division
III Division
1. Ngamkhomang Mate
Lamka Central H/S
I Division
II Division
1. Kamkhosiem Kipgen
2. Michael Suantak
III. Division
1. Jerry Ginthiansang
2. K. Lalengmawia
3. Lalbiakhluna
4. Sorit Kumar Das
5. Suandouchin Gualnam
6. T. Thangginsang Gangte
7. Esther Laldinsangi
Lanva Model H/S
I Division
II Division
III Division
Mount Carmel High School
II Division
1. Gospel Chanchinlien,
2. Gou Isacc Pulamte
3. Kapminlun Shoute
4. Kh. Paulenboi
5. Laltanpui
6. Revivalthang Infimate
7. Thangkhosiam
8. Wayne Thangvel P.
9. Chongneitling
10. Yoyasil Niangneikimi
11. Lalhlimmawi
12. Mariam Ngursangzual
13. May Rose Ramtharmawi
14. Niangngaihlian
15. Ruthi Ngaikhanhoih
16. Zambiaklian Houzel
III Division
1. Daisy L.Khawbung
2. Lallungkim
3. Lalzakim
4. Leisiching Ramror
III Division
1. Lalrosang
2. Thangrimawi
II Division
1. Lamminlian
2. P. James
III Division
1. Niangngaihdoi
2. Liangouhau
II Division
1. Stephen R. Songate
2. Rody Lalzarzo
3. Vasty Lalthangmawi
III Division
1. Ramhluothang Inbuon
2. Richard Ralsun
3. Gloria Laldinthar
I Division
1. Cross Hmingthangvung
2. Edward Lalditsak
3. Immanuel Lalronghak Songate
4. Issac Lalmalsawm
5. Khamliansang
6. Mercy Lalumpui
7. Sylvia Lalrammawi
II Division
1. Immanuel Ramneisang
2. Joseph Lalneikung
3. Lalminlien Zote
4. Lalsanhim
5. Michael Lalmuongpui
6. Paozalet Haokip
7. R.K.Johnson Singh
8. Ramneihlun Mihriemate
9. Abigail Ramthanmawi
10. Immanuel Lalnundang
III Division
1. Gospel Lalhlunding
2. Vunglalmuon Zote
II Division
1. Lalsangluoi Fimate
I. Division
1. D. Letjahao Haokip
2. Danny Laldawmsang Nungate
3. Lalruotlien Mihriemate
4. Paominthang Singsit
5. Peter Lalchangluoi
6. Robert Wilson Zote
7. S.William Lalmalsawma Hmar
8. Salam Amarjit Singh
9. Angela Lamngaiting
10. Joselyn Lalchawisang
11. Kim Joyce Changsan
12. Rody Lalneikim
13. T.Nemneingai Haokip
II Division
1. D.Letgoulal Haokip
2. D.Khailenthang Haokip
3. Daniel Lalrosang Buongpui
4. David L.Joute
5. Eric Lallawmsang Fimate
6. Henlalsiem Singson
7. Jackson Lalthisenhlu Inbuon
8. Japhet Pudaite
9. Jehova Ramruotlien Hmar
10. Mangsuanthang Manlun
11. Messak Lallawmzuol
12. H.Dongthianlal
13. Robert Hrangthanzam Pakhuongte
14. Robert Lalsanglien Pudaite
15. Roland Tuolor
16. Thangdousang Gangte
17. Samson Kholum
18. Solomon Lalneivar
19. Sungthanglien Buongpui
20. Thanglalsiem Gangte
21. Thangminlien Hangshing
22. William M.Gangte
23. Brigitte Lalnunnem
24. Esther Lalhlimpui Hrangchal
25. Genevi Ramdinpui
26. Irene Lalumpui Tuolor
27. Jane Lalenkim
28. Jenifer Lalruotmawi
29. Jenny Engneihawi Baite
30. Josephine Laldinthar
31. Jubilee Darthangmawi
32. Kate Lalringpui
33. Keziah L.Khawbung
34. Kimngaihlian Simte
35. Kim Rose Singson
36. Lalsiemtling Pudaite
37. Lalvarmawi Sanate
38. Ramneisiem
39. Thangchullo
40. Thanghmunmawi
41. Tinky Vungkhuolting
42. Uniky Lalmuongpui Houlngo
III Division
1. Cessey Lalrothang
2. Oinam Kiran Singh Meitei
3. Grace Lalhrietzing
I Division
1. T. Thangminlian
2. S. Ginminthang
II Division
1. David Lalngaisak Songate
2. James Shokholun Guite
3. L.Haopu
4. Ramneithang
5. S.Tuankhanlang
6. Thanglal Robert
7. Thanglalmuon K.Gangte
8. B.Chawilalfel
9. B.Niangthianhoih
10. Seloni Malsawmkim
11. Ching Mary Simte
12. Gracy Hrangneichong
13. Kim Grace Gangte
14. Lalremmawi
15. Lianngainiang
16. Herody Thangngurpui
17. Parmawi Neihsial
18. Rothilhlu
19. Sungtharkim
III Division
1. Anthony Ramhmathuoi Infimate
2. Dominic Dominlun
3. Freddy Lienthangvel
4. Hrangneikhum
5. Jehova Lalsansuok
6. Joyful L.Khawbung
7. Lalngaizuol
8. Nehemia Rambuotsai
9. Solomon Lalrawngbawl
10. Th. Pithrai Ginlunlal
11. Thangkhanmang Guite
12. Chiinneimawi
13. Cindy Lamlallem
14. Daisy Lalmalsawm
15. Lydia Hunlawmum
16. Mary Grace Lalhlimpui
17. Nuamneilam
18. Ramnivar
19. Rebecca Thangtinkim
20. Thianmuanhoi
II Division
1. Ginlianthang Samte
2. Ginminlun Zou
3. KapchinJohn Zou
4. Suanhaulun Zou
5. Bina Devi Dahal
1. David Seilunthang Haokip
2. Josia Mate
3. Lalminhao Kipgen
4. Lamkithang Thangjom
5. Letminlal Haokip
6. Luckson Ginvanglian Simte
7. Mardekai L.Joute
8. Ngamkholien Haokip
9. Onminlal Guite
10. Samuel Jangkhen Haokip
11. Thangminlien Haokip
12. Thangtinlen T.Haokip
13. Catherine Nengkhohoi Lupho
14. Clare Lhaineithem
15. Esther Chiinneimawi
16. Hatneikim
17. Hoizalam
18. Jacky Lalfakzuali
19. Zoneichin
20. Kimneiniang Tungnung
21. Kimsahei
22. Lhaichonghoi
23. Lhingneilam
24. Lynda Ngaihoihniang
25. Melody Chingmuankim
26. Thangsangching
27. Thangsingpui
28. Tinpeneng Haokip
II Division
1. George Lethianhao Haokip
2. Jamkhohao Baite
3. Kamminlal Lhungdim
4. K.C.Mangkholen
5. K.Sanjit Singh
6. Lalding Gangte
7. Lalgoujem Gangte
8. Letkhogin Haokip
9. Limminlun Mate
10. Lunminthang Haokip
11. M.Thonggoulen Haokip
12. Mangtinlen Haokip
13. Palujam Suba Singh
14. R.K.Ajay Kanta Singh
15. S.Thongjathang Haokip
16. Samuel Thanggousiem Doungel
17. Satgoulun Chongloi
18. Seilenthang Haokip
19. Saimon Kom
20. T.Michael Lamzathang Haokip
21. T.Seijachung Haokip
22. Thanglenmang Haokip
23. Thenkhomang Lhungdim
24. Tongkhongam Mate
25. Angeli Lhinghoikim
26. Boinu Aimol
27. Esther Nengneichong
28. Gracy Lhaineineng
29. Hatnei Chonghoi
30. Hoineivah
31. Julia Tinneithem Haokip
32. L.Lamneivah
33. Lhaineithem
34. Lhingneinem
35. Lucy Lamneihat
36. Miranda Kimneihoi
37. Nemlamkim
38. Nemneichong
39. Nemneikim
40. Henneilhing Khongsai
41. Ngaineivah
42. Nianglemkim Vaiphei
43. Nuamhoikim
44. Regina Hoineilam
45. Rita Kimneithem
46. Teresa Lamniang
III Division
1. Haokholal Kipgen
2. N.David Singh
3. S.David Haokip
4. L.Veineivah Khongsai
5. L.Devika Devi
6. Lhingjaneng
7. Lhingkhonei
II Division
1. John Lalnunsang Sellate
2. Laishram Kenedy Singh
3. Stephen Liankhanmang Joute
III Division
1. Kenneth Lalumpui Hmar
2. Betsy Rengsangpui
II Division
1. Ruby Manlianching
II Division
1. J. Ramchungthang
2. Jesai L.Pulamte
3. Kaptulmung
4. Paokhankhup
5. S.Solomon Ngamminthang Haokip
6. T.Daniel Haokholal Haokip
7. Thangbiaklian
8. Neiminkim Lhanghal
III Division
1. Zentoisang
2. Lunhoihkim
II Division
1. Joyful Saiminthang
2. L.Thuomluoi
3. Judith K.Lalruatfeli
4. Kim Mary Touthang
5. T.Chingneimawi
III Division
1. Langthiangmungvualzong
2. Irene Nuamhoihching
I Division
1. Lamsangmuan
II Division
2. Thangchinkhup
3. Chingbiakchhung
4. Vungngaithuam
II Divsion
1. Haotinlen Baite
2. Lhingneithem Haokip
3. Lunminthang Khongsai
4 .Songkhomang Touthang
5. Tilkholen Haokip
6. Vanneikim Baite
III Division
1. Haominlal Haokip
2. Henzalal Kipgen
3. Letkhojang Touthang
4. Letminlen Haokip
5. Lamkhokim Haokip
6. Veijahoi Touthang
7. Lamkhohat
Soikholal Ideal School
1 Division
1. Isaac Thangmuonlal Zou
2. L. Jangkholen Khongsai
I1 Division
II1 Division
1. Thangminlen Haokip
Royal Academy
1 Division
1. Khammuanlal
II. Division
1. Pauminlun
2. Henry Letkhosei
3. Jamkholien
4. Letthianlal
5. Wahengbam Madanlal Singh
6. Abigail Vungbiaklian
7. M. Nianvenkim
8. Mary Lhingneikim
III. Division
1. Doumuansiem
2. H. Suansomlian
3. M. John Paulianmang
4. Liansangmoi
5. Muani Dousel
6. Thianching
7. Thiamtai
8. VL Jomching T. Paite
Lalpuithluai Foundation
1 Division
1. Thangminlun Singsit
2. Ging Rody
3. Lianzodingi
4. Niangthianching
II. Division
1. John Guite
2. Khambiakthang
3. Munglianlal Tonsing
4. Paukhankhual Lethil
5. Thangchinmuan Hanghal
6. Thanglianmung Hangsing
7. Thangminlian Guite
8. Thangsianlal Suantak
9. Tualminlun Dousel
10. Biakhuaisiam Tunglut
11. Chingkhanmoi
12. Chingngaihlian
13. Damngaihzen
14. Hoiremmoi
15. Jambiakhoih
16. Kholngaihchong
17. Kimlemching
18. Kimlemhoih
19. Lalhmangaisangi
20. Mary Kimbiaklun
21. Moibiakkim
22. Muani Tonsing
23. Niangmuanching
24. Niangkhannem
25. Olivia Chingngaihlian
26. Ruby Niangzavung
27. Thangthianngaih
28. Vungthianmung
III. Division
Grace Academy
1 Division
1. N Pauzalam
2. S Pauminthang
3. Mercy Chingnunmoi
4. P Esther Vungngaihlun
5. Samuel Minlun
II. Division
1. Ch. Jamzalun Mate
2. Chinsuankhup
3. Janglunmang Taithul
4. Joshua Khaiminthang
5. K. Somokanta
6. Kamtulthang
7. Khaiminlun Haokip
8. Letminlun Haokip
9. Songlienlal
10. T. Paominlun Haokip
11. Boishi Niangmuanmoi
12. Irene Khupmuankim
13. Manlamching
14. Manlunching
15. P. Doneihat Zou
16. Pricilla Ngaineihvah
III. Division
1. Lunkhomang
2. Manglunthang
3. S. Boilal Haokip
4. Thangzangam Guite
5. Thanglianpao
6. Nengzakhol
7. Nuamneisiam
Rayburn High School
1 Division
1. Benzamin Tombing
2. Chinzapau Ngaihte
3. Chinzam Guite
4. TG Songliansiam
5. T Lalmuansang
6. T Songkhansiam
7. T Thangsianven
II. Division
1. G. Kamhomthang
2. G. Khenmalsom
3. G. Liansonmung
4. H. Ginzamung
5. H. Suanzamung
6. H. Jambiakmung
7. Joyful P. Tonsing
8. K. Douminlun
9. Khuplaljem Guite
10. L. Tunkhansiam
11. Ngaihte Khamkhanlun
12. Obet Dodong
13. P. Kamkhogen
14. S. Ginsuanmang
15. S. Kamjohnson
16. Siamlalson Hauzel
17. T. Gouminlal
18. T. Kamlianmung
19. T. Tonthanzau
20. Thawnkhanthang Munsong
21. Thianzamuang Tombing
22. Tuansonmuan Munlua
23. V. Pausangmuan
24. Jamkhanlian
25. Dimlunvung
26. G. Chinghoihkim
27. Kim Zenith
28. Lal Duel Eli
29. Nengthiangkim
30. Ngaithianmuang
31. Nianghoihching
32. Niangtanching
33. Reena
34. Zamhoihkim
III. Division
1. G. Lalminthang
2. Haulalson
3. N. Kapzuansang
4. Thangbiak Thomte
5. Chingngaihman
6. Cilina Ningngaihkim
7. LV Mary
8. Lamneithian Misao
9. Ngaibiaklun
10. Ngaihoihvung
11. Ngaisuanching
12. O. Bijaya Devi
13. Shelly Ching
14. Vungkhannem
EL. Scism H/S
1 Division
1. Depak Dahal
II. Division
1. Jesai Lalditsak
2. Sumrousiem
3. Xavier Kapboi
4. Hoineizou
5. Kimthianngai
6. Tingzouzam
7. Vanlalruoti
III. Division
Hermon English School
1 Division
1. Pauthansang Tunglut
II. Division
1. Zenkhanlun
2. Thangsonlian Leivang
3. Chingngaihnem
4. Chingnunmawi
5. Donthianlun
III. Division
1. Dinbiaklian Kullai
2. Khamminlian Hanghal
3. Vungngaihmang
Chinkham Modern H/S
1 Division
1. James Ngamboi
2. Khamlianlal
3. M. Ginkhankhup
4. P. Lianhaulal
5. Thanglalbiak Zou
6. Ananda Chingngaiboi
7. Chinglunniang
8. Jessica
9. Kim Rose
10. L. Ginsanglian
11. M. Khupsuanhau
12. T. Hatdeiniang
13. T. Mandeihniang
II. Division
1. S. Lamlunmang
2. S. Mangminlun Zou
3. T. Thangkhangin
4. T. Thangliankhai Zou
5. Chinghaonuam
6. M. Niangneihoi
7. T. Niangdeinou
III. Division
Henglep High School
1 Division
1. James Jamminthang Khongsai
2. Lunchunhao Haokip
3. Nianghoihchong Haokip
II. Division
1. Khaizamang Haokip
2. Lhunkhomang Haokip
3. Lhunzakai Haokip
4. Lunkholet Haokip
5. Yose Lunkhohao Haokip
6. Chinneithem Haokip
7. Kimthennei Lhungdim
8. L. Dorcas
9. Lamneinem Haokip
10. Lhingneithem Hangsing
11. Neikholhing Touthang
12. Nengneikim Lhungdim
III. Division
1. David Nehkhosei Haokip
2. Khamthianmuon K. Gangte
3. Dimneimoi Lhungdim
4. Thianneilam Haokip
Partnership Mission Society
1 Division
II. Division
1. Lalmalsom Sungte
2. Lalthanei
3. Simion L Singh
4. Irene Lalremruotpui
5. Kathleen Lalmoikim
6. Mary Songthabul
III. Division
Young Learners School
1 Division
1. Anthony LR Sanga Boungpui
2. James Lalremthang
3. Joseph Lalhaulian Samte
4. Khaiminlian
5. Kungliansang Khawbung
6. L. Samson Kom
7. Lianchinthang
8. Ngamlomsang Joute
9. P. Kevin Lalzamuan
10. Philip Laltharlian Boungpui
11. S. Kammuanlal
12. Samuel Infimate
13. T. Khamzamang
14. T. Lienmalsom
15. Grace Lalmalsawm
16. Jacqueline VL Hruaii
17. Josephine Lalthazuol
18. Joy Lalremruotthiam Tusing
19. DD. Chingbiakhoih
20. Linda Jamngaihching
21. Linda Neisial
22. Linda Nianglawmching
23. Lysha Niangno
24. Mary Chinneithiam Haokip
25. Melody Lalengmawi Varte
26. Monica Nianglamkim
27. Nianghoihlian
28. Pricilla VL Hruaii
29. Sylvia Lallianmawi
30. Synthia Lienhlupui
31. T. Irene Lalmuanpui
32. T. Mary Lalthianglim
II. Division
1. Elizabeth Lalparmoi
2. Grace Manlunniang
Happy Hearth School
1 Division
1. Alfred Ngamthianlian Pangamte
2. Darrosang Edmon
3. Isaac Lalremruot Joute
4. Jainthialung Kamei
5. Josiah Hrangthatsing Zote
6. Lal David Lotjem
7. Lalrinchhana
8. Liansat Thangngeo
9. Richard Laldinlian Intoate
10. Saint Paul Infimate
11. Stephen Lalrinnget Bhuril
II. Division
1. Andrew D. Pudaite
2. Ginzathang
3. Haominthang
4. Hensanglien
5. Joseph Lalrellien
6. Kapkhomang
7. Mangcha Singson
8. Kenedy Kamlalmang Singson
9. Lalmalsom Sungte
10. Lalpuithang Hrangchal
11. Laltuotfel
12. Lamkhohao Haokip
13. Loyal Lalthachunghnung
14. Lunkhokai Haokip
15. Nehemia Lalsiemthar Hrantate
16. Pauzalal V. Haokip
17. Seikholal Touthang
18. Zouneithang
19. Angela Lalmuankim Pachuau
20. Caroline Kimneichong
21. Chinngaikim Haokip
22. Jerusalem Ramtharmoi
23. Jessy
24. Jebilee Darrimoi Joute
25. Judith Lalrosiem
26. Nengneikim Haokip
27. Remedy Kim
28. S. Rosie Neihoilam Haokip
29. S. Tingneithem Mary
30. Sarah Nengneivah
31. Th. Kaisiem Khongsai
Third Division
1. Christina Roneihkim
2. Immanuel Ramtharmawi
3. Jennifer Ramthazuol
4. Judy Vanlalhriet
5. Junifer H. Khawbung
6. Laldomsang Joute
7. Lhingzanieng
8. S. Orlie Lhinghoithiem
Green Wood Academy
1 Division
1. Tongminthang Misao
2. Niangkholam Haokip
3. Thongkam Singson
II. Division
1. B. Thangvel Vaiphei
2. Caroline Lamneithem Haokip
3. Elina Lhingkhohoi Haokip
4. Frecy Vahneithem Haokip
5. Haominthang Singson
6. Kholzangaih T. Gangte
7. Nemneihoi Haokip
8. Nemneilam Haokip
9. Ngahshi Haokip
10. Niengneilam Haokip
11. Vahneikim Haokip
III. Division
1. Lunkhongam Kipgen
Salt Brook School
1 Division
1. Doujathang Lhungdim
2. G. Lunjamang Kipgen
3. L. Jamzathang Mate
4. L, Mangkhohao Haokip
5. LS Ngamkholian Baite
6. LT Ngamminsat Khongsai
7. L Thangminlal Haokip
8. Lalgoulun Lungvom
9. Lamkholal Kipgen
10. Lunkholien Haokip
11. Lunminlal Sitlou
12. M. Manglianlal Haokip
13. Paugoumang Haolai
14. S. Thangzangam Haokip
15. T. Kamkholal Haokip
16. T. Khaikhogin Chongthu
17. T. Letminlun Haokip
18. Dongsonnieng Haokip
19. G. Nemneihnieng Haokip
20. Hoineivah Haokip
21. Lallianmang Baite
22. Nem Joykim Lhouvum
23. Niangbiakmawi Khuptong
24. T. Lhingneikim Haokip
25. Tinkholam Baite
26. Seitinthang Lhungdim
II. Division
1. Judson Chinkhanpau Tawhtak
2. Lalsiamlian Tungnung
3. Jeffery Jangminlien Haokip
4. Kimneiting Haokip
5. L. Neizanieng Haokip
6. Mercy Lamneichong Lhungdim
7. T. Niengneikim Haokip
III. Division
HM English H/S
1 Division
1. Khupzathang Haokip
2. T. Mangminthang Haokip
II. Division
1. Khaizakham Kipgen
2. Mangneo Haokip
3. T. Ginminlun Haokip
4. Kholneilhing
5. Lhaikhokim
6. Lhaineineng Nengpi
7. T. Chinneilhing
8. Thenneilhing Caroline
9. Veineichong
III. Division
1. Lhingboi
Dr. S. Radhakrishna F/School
1 Division
1. Letzahao Neisial
2. Baby Haokip
II. Division
1. T. Thangkhojang Haokip
2. Henkholien
3. Lhunkhokam Lhungdim
4. Mangkhosiem
5. Manglallien
6. S. Roberty Chongloi
7. Th. Thangmuanlal Singsit
8. Hatzanieng
9. Hatneihoi Singson
10. Hatneilam Mate
11. Lamneilhing
12. Lamthenkim Baite
13. Lhingneichong
14. Lhingzalam Haokip
15. Motee Ngaisuanching
16. S. Gatneithem Haokip
III. Division
1. Hauminlal Vaiphei
2. Jangkholal Khongsai
3. T. Khamlianlal
4. Dimhoikim Lhungdim
5. Lhaizavah
6. Nenghoichong Haokip
7. Niangzavung
8. Tete Thenneichong
St. Stephen E/S
1 Division
II. Division
III. Division
1. Khaiminlal
2. VL Minlal
3. Kimneihat
4. Veineihoi

Ibobi calls Cabinet meeting to discuss law and order

By : A Staff Reporter 5/23/2008 2:15:32 AM

IMPHAL, May 22: State chief minister O Ibobi Singh who arrived at Imphal today from the national capital has called a Cabinet meeting tomorrow to discuss the law and order situation in the state.

The discussion will focus on the Suspension of Operation, SoO, disturbed area status, modalities of the Special Police Officers and monitoring of functioning of the civil organisations operating in the state, according to a reliable source.

Mention may be made that the state chief minister, O Ibobi Singh had been camping at New Delhi in connection with the tripartite talks between the Manipur government, India government and Kuki militants, UPF on the ground rules for the SoO.

In the talks which were held on May 19 at a hotel in New Delhi, state chief secretary Jarnail Singh, DGP Y Joykumar and IGP (Intelligence) LM Khoute represented the state government.
The outcome of the talks will be discussed in the Cabinet meeting scheduled tomorrow.
IGP (Intelligence) Khoute who was nominated to particpate in a conference organised by the Union ministry of home affairs for formulation of the new scheme “Crime and Criminal Network System” could not attend the same due to a busy schedule, as he was engaged in the tripartite talks.

RK Tutusana, joint secretary home attended the conference in place of the IGP which was held yesterday in New Delhi.

The Cabinet will also review the disturbed area status in the state with special reference to the Imphal municipal area where it was lifted.

The review of the disturbed area status in this area is being taken up considering the increasing violence in the area, the source disclosed.

The appointment of SPOs to arm the civil populace by setting up village defence guards and its modalities proposed by the state home department will also be discussed in the meeting, the source said.

Mention may be made that even though the process for selection of the VDG had already started in Heirok in Thoubal, the same is yet to commence in Lilong Chajing where the state government decided to set up the same under the SPO.

On the other hand, two officers of the state police, Thoubal SP Clay Khongsai and SDPO, Imphal west AK Jhalajit had recently been deputed to Jammu and Kashmir to study the implementation of the Jammu and Kashmir Volunteers Force, JKVF. They returned last weekend.

The Cabinet will also discuss the functioning of the various civil organisations in the state. Mention may be made that the state police on the directive of the state government has started monitoring the functioning and activities of 24 NGOs including students bodies.
Police establishments are also making hectic efforts to identify the names of the office bearers and their founders.

Among the list of the NGOs are UCM, MAFYF, AMUCO, COHR, UPF, AMKIL, HRA, MKNM, NIPCO, PLPAM, WASAK,UPAKO, All Manipur Chingmi Tami Apunba Nupi Lup, Kangla Mei, THANIL, AMADA, CLK, IPSA etc. Students bodies like AMSU, MSF, DESAM, MUSU, AISF etc are also in the list.

In the meantime, the finance secretary of the MAFYF, RK Bumi, 30, son of Joy of Sagolband Bijoy Govinda was nabbed by the Imphal west police today at around 1.30 pm from Keishampat area.

He is likely to be produced before the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west tomorrow.
Mention may be made that the MAFYF president Sapamcha Kangleipal is already under arrest under NSA.


40 trucks damaged in stoning, oil pumps run dry as blockade begins

By : A Staff Reporter 5/23/2008 2:16:28 AM

IMPHAL, May 22: Windshields of more than 40 goods trucks including oil tankers were broken in stoning by economic blockade supporters along the Imphal-Mao section of the NH-39 even as most of the oil pumps closed down today due to non-availability of stocks at the oil depots.

A truck transporting sand from Dimapur was also set ablaze by blockade supporters last night at around 8.30 pm at Tadubi.

The indefinite economic blockade along the NH-39 imposed by the Naga People’s Organisation, NPO, Senapati district commenced yesterday in protest against the state government’s failure to take up positive action in matters of PDS items and water supply even after its 24-hour district-wide bandh on May 20.

Reports said that truckers leaving Mao gate late yesterday afternoon with security escorts were caught in heavy stoning from the blockade supporters on their way from Tadubi to Senapati.

Windshields of more than 40 loaded trucks were shattered, reports said. There were no reports of human casualties though.

The security personnel escorting the vehicles did nothing to stop the stoning which greatly annoyed the truckers. They said they were not satisfied with the security forces who escorted them for namesake only.

The trucks were stranded at Mao gate due to the blockade which commenced immediately after the end of the 24-hour general strike on May 20.

In the meantime, most of the oil pumps in Imphal remained closed for the day. According to the oil pumps, it was due to unavailability of stocks even though the IFP witnessed many black marketeers selling petrol near the closed pumps.
Many black marketeers came out near the oil pumps with plenty of petrol containers and sold the petrol at higher rates.

Imphal Free Press

Intl AIDS Candlelight: It’s relevance in Manipur

By S. Neken Singh

A mysterious disease swept the gay population in San Francisco in the United States in the early 1980s. Amid confusion and misconception about the disease, many young people had died unaware. In 1983, four young men – Bobbi Campbell, Bobby Reynolds, Dan Turner and Mark Feldman – knowing they would die within a year, decided to put a face against the disease by putting a banner reading “Fighting For Our Lives.” Thus the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial observance began 25 years ago. On the third Sunday of May every year, people around the world light candles to honor those who have died of AIDS and to mobilise the civil society for a collective movement against the disease.

“Never give up. Never forget” is the theme for this year’s edition of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial which falls on 18th May 2008. The theme reminds us that we must learn from the past and never give up our collective movement in fighting the AIDS epidemic.

Situational analysis of HIV/AIDS in Manipur:

Manipur with a small land area of 22,327 sq km have 358 km long International border with Myanmar. It’s proximity to the ‘Golden Triangle’ has fated the state to become an alternative route for illegal international drug (heroin) trafficking and subsequently a drug user state in the nineteen eighties. Routine screening for HIV started in the state from 1986 and the first case of HIV infection was reported from among the Injecting Drug Users (IDU) in 1990. At present, the estimated IDU population of the state is between 35000 and 40000. By 1997, the prevalence of HIV among IDUs reached 76.9%. Now, the rate has come down to below 20%.

Sadly, from IDUs, the virus has gone down to the general population through sex. The concentration of the epidemic shifts from men to women, from urban to rural, from valley to hills and so on. HIV prevalence rate among the women attending ante-natal clinics stands at 14 per 1000, which is high enough to term the state as a High Prevalence State in the country. Manipur gets the distinction of being one of the highest HIV prevalent states of India.

Apart from IDUs and commercial sex workers, MSM (Men having sex with men) community in Manipur has become a major concern. The sexual behaviours of this group of people are dangerous as far as the HIV spread is concerned. Last years surveillance data indicated 15.6 percent HIV infection among the MSM in Manipur. This is also a neglected area where we need to focus. The MSM need to be given social recognition and their creativity is to be counted as a treasure of the society. They need to be empowered and educated so as to be able to defend themselves from HIV infections and STDs. The social recognition of the Homosexuals and their creative excellence in various fields need to be the main agenda in formulating specific HIV/AIDS programmes and projects for them. The third gender people like MSM need empowerment, education and recognition so that they meet the mental and physical harassments of sexually active young people, security personnel etc. Their talents may also be utilized to make them involved in AIDS control programmes.

Major issue in Manipur is the cross border sexual activities in addition to drug trafficking and drug abuse. Myanmarese sex workers frequent the border villages of Manipur and vice-versa which leads to rampant increase in HIV spread from across the border.

Unhealthy nexus - youth, sex, drugs and AIDS:

Indulgence in Pre-marital and extra-marital sexual activities, drug abuse, lack of awareness, lack of health seeking behaviour etc. all contribute to the burgeoning menace of HIV/AIDS in Manipur.

The influence of various media, ignorance of safe sex practices, peer pressures etc. among the youths make them victims of immature sexual activity. Exposure to sexually explicit music and dance is a factor that increases practice of premarital sex. Another reason for increased premarital sex is the long period between sexual maturation in young people and their marital sex life. To many young boys and girls today, sex seems to be inevitable for an intimate love relation.

We have heard reports of immoral activities among young boys and girls in restaurants. Anybody can presume what kind of immorality goes on inside the dark cabins of restaurants. Such socially undesirable behaviour of young people not only leads to wastage of highly creative youthful talents and energies but also provides the fertile condition for spreading HIV/AIDS in the society.

People at large hate the drug users. They scold them and ostracise them from social activities. They try to isolate them from friends and relatives. They are seen as criminals. No one thinks about the real causes of his misbehaviour. Instead of creating a supportive and enabling environment to relieve him from misbehaviour, the society rejects, stigmatises and discriminates him for his acts. Here, I would like to blame the society for its lack of social maturity and lack of knowledge.

Drug abuse is a disease and it cannot be solved overnight. The police model of arresting and harassing of drug users was proved futile in Manipur. The drug abuse cannot be prevented and controlled by the total abstinence theory also. Therefore, the harm reduction measures are adopted for treatment of drug users and have proved fruitful in Manipur.

Lack of proper education, economic problems and political chaos, insurgent movements etc. are indirectly helping in the aggravation of the drugs problem in Manipur.

Never forget – past omissions and commissions.

Law of Karma says that the ugly situation we are facing today is the result of what we did or what we missed to do in our past. So, if we do something good today, our tomorrow will reap the fruits. In this line, we may conclude that our past omissions and commissions in life have brought out such a situation of HIV/AIDS in Manipur as we should never forget and we should never repeat.

Who are to blame for the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in Manipur by the 1990s? We cannot blame the drug users, we cannot blame the sex workers. There are various reasons and circumstances which make a person to be IDU or sex worker. Neither HIV nor AIDS has any link to the psyche of IDU or sex workers. The only sadness is that the ignorant and careless practices and behaviour of a drug user or a sex worker or an MSM facilitate HIV transmission from a person to another. Many IDUs who are HIV positive today, who have died of AIDS did not aware about HIV and AIDS by the time they acquired the virus. It is only IGNORANCE and CARELESSNESS we have to blame.

Manipur has become a hotbed of HIV epidemic – only because of ignorance and negligence we have had during the last two decades.

Never give up – task ahead for educating the children and youths.

Now we are all prepared to fight against HIV and AIDS. We have identified our enemy,

we have recognized who the virus is, what it can do and what it cannot do, its strategies against human beings. So, mankind has little difficulty in challenging HIV/AIDS. Two strategies are on the cards – firefighting measures for controlling the already affected society and long term durable mitigation of the menace among the next generation.

As for control of the epidemic in this part of the country, we have governmental and non-governmental services covering almost all parts of the state. My focus as of now is to advocate a long term and durable mitigating strategy, that is Life Skills education for children and youths.

Saving the uninfected youth and children lot should be the main concern for all in the present generation. Children and young people should be given adequate moral education at the family level, school level and the community level. Life skills that are necessary for a successful social life are to be taught to the children in their formative period so that they can face the emergent feelings and experiences in life. Teaching the children ‘what ought to do and what ought not to do’ is a must. Peer pressure can also be protected by strengthening self-knowledge of youths. Self-knowledge will lead to self-respect and self-confidence.

Today, most young boys and girls cannot identify between films and reality. The entertainment and real life situations should be kept separate in the minds of our youths. We have to explore various means to face the media invasion of the present information technology age.

The young people should be educated with accurate and full information about sex and sexuality so that they can decide for themselves- what is moral and what is immoral. A frank and explicit discussion on sexual health education without hesitation and embarrassment is required to meet the emerging challenges in the society. Misconceptions during adolescence period regarding sexual matters are to be clarified with sex education. They are to be convinced that ‘love and affection’ can be without sex. Love without sex promotes healthy communication between lovers, reduces risk of HIV/AIDS/STDs and immature pregnancy. Moreover, there is trust and respect for each other.

In traditional societies, religion had been a successful tool for mass control. Unity, peace, harmony, happiness and good life are common aspects of all religions. Apart from religion, meditation is also a useful practice for control of mind and differentiation between the good and the bad or the useful and the harmful. In our experience, most people are afraid of God. So, God can be a solution for social evils. Children should be taught the values of life, what God allows and what God does not allow. They will automatically follow the things God allows them to do. In this way, the many social problems can be solved.

Filling the Generation gap may be one useful method of imbibing moral values in the young population. In traditional joint families, all members could share their experiences in life and find a better chance to judge what was good or what was bad. The younger generation could learn a lot from the elders. But such institution of joint family has been replaced by system of nuclear family where the scope of a family is reduced to ‘parent and a few children’ only. The question now is ‘where from the children learn the knowledge, intelligence, and moral lessons’. The answer is that in the present society, teachers, parents, counsellors, NGOs etc. have to fill the gap by imbibing moral values in the children. Every school should enable children and adolescents at all levels to learn critical health and life skills - comprehensive, integrated life skills education that can enable young people to make healthy choices and adopt healthy behaviour throughout their lives. In fact it will raise students’ confidence levels and improve morality in social life.

Candlelight memorial observance and its relevance:

Candlelight memorial is not a mere observance, but an opportunity for us to remind the society what wrongs we have committed and in what way we need to correct them. As the theme indicates, we should not forget what we have committed and we should not give up our efforts to make corrections in future. On candlelight day, people around the world light candles to mark an honour for the unintended deaths, and also to take the opportunity to unite against HIV/AIDS. Let the candles also light up our minds and show the path to a healthy living.

We always remember those innocent colleagues of ours who have fallen victims of HIV/AIDS. They were infected either out of ignorance or due to negligence. However, it is no crime worth the price they get. They are not meant to die immature and in their youthful days. We on earth mourn the deaths every moment, every hour, every day and every year. But, mere mourning or mere observances will not do. We have to act today for the generations to come so that they are bereft of such an aweful disaster.

The Sangai Express

KNF celebrates 21st raising day | KNF clarifies on Tera Urak killing

By Our Staff Reporter

IMPHAL, May 22: The Kuki National Front (KNF) cele-brated its 21st raising day at various places including at its GHQ, tactical HQs, K Battalion HQs. At tactical HQs, the celebration was held under the leadership of home secre-tary while the flag hoisting ceremony at the K Battalion was led by Pu S Lala, director of planning & development and land revenue, Govt of Kukiland.

After the flag hoisting by the home secretary, the celebration was followed by a mi-nute’s silence in remembrance of departed leaders and cadres of the outfit. Afterward, the anniversary cake cutting the home secretary also read out the Raising Day message of the Front’s president to the gathering. Apart from distributing sweets and other eatables, awards and mark of appreciations were also given to the cadres of the front who stood out from the rest in their respective field of activities at the occasion. The celebration concluded with all the invitees guests and people from the surrounding villages sharing the Raising day feast.

KNF clarifies on Tera Urak killing

IMPHAL, May 22: Coming out with a clarification in connection with the killing of Malsawm Vaiphei and Mayengbam Tomba on May 11 at Tera Urak Tamu-khong, information and publicity secretary of KNF LH Stephen has stated that Malsawm Vaiphei was a member of the led by John Vaiphei which is involved in various anti-social elements in collusion with some valley and hill based organisations.

On a number of occasi-ons, the Front has received various complaints against their activities from the people. So the mobile troops of the Front laying in wait to capture them when the troops came under fire from them. The mobile troops retaliated the firing and Malsawm Vaiphei was killed. Unfortunately, Ma-yengbam Tomba, an inno- cent passer-by was also killed in the cross-firing.

Issuing warning against other gang members inclu-ding the leader John Vai- phei to surrender to the Front at the soonest possi-ble, Stephen said, other- wise, they would be awar-ded capital punishment wherever they are caught.

The Front regretted the wrong information earlier given to the media by the eastern command LS Joel of the Front on the matter, Stephen said, adding that it was a misunderstanding and the Front regretted for any inconveniences that it may have caused to any one.

The Front also expressed its deepest regret and conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members of Mayangbam Tomba, Stephen said, while praying for the peaceful repose of the departed soul.

Source: The Sangai Express

HSLC 2008: Private schools head the show

Romen Chongtham Sanasam Sangita Chetanbala Hijam

IMPHAL, May 22: Scoring a total mark of 601, Romen Chongtham of St Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou topped this year’s High School Lea-ving Certificate (HSLC) Exa- mination 2008 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur.

Sanasam Sangita of St George High School, Wangkhei missed the top spot by a single mark. The third position was bagged by Chetanbala Hijam of Nirmalabas School, Imphal with a total score of 597.

The overall pass percentage is the highest in the last five years. This year’s result made a considerable improvement at 58 percent over last year’s 52 percent.

The pass percentage for male candidates is 67 percent while that of the fe- males is 56 percent.

As per the merit list, Ca-tholic School, Canchipur and St Joseph’s School, Sa-ngaiprou performed the best producing seven and six position holders respectively in the top 25.

St George High School, Wangkhei and Don Bosco School, Imphal produced three position holders each in the top 25.

For English subject, Sa-nasam Sangita and Yum- nam Alfred, both belonging to St George High School, Wangkhei scored the highest mark at 91.

The highest mark in Ma-thematics was jointly scor- ed by Neerajkumar Sharma Manohar of St Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou and Pri-tam Lourembam of Univer- sal Students’ Academy, Singjamei at 99.

For Science subject, Charan Kumar Asem of Catholic School, Canchipur scored the highest mark of 146.

Scoring 100 out of 100, Tanushree Lourembam of Catholic School got the highest mark in Computer Science.

For Higher Mathematics, Romen Chongtham and Ronald Kungsaomakbou Abonmei, both of St Jo-seph’s School, Sangaiprou are the joint top scorers at 99.

Pushpanjali Takhellam-bam of Little Flower School got the highest mark in Ma-nipuri at 92.

In Commerce, Babita Choudhary of Guru Nanak Public School, Imphal, Koi-jam Korou Shen of St Jo- seph’s School, Md Irshad Khan of Emmanuel English School, Haipi, Keithelman-bi, Shivani Jain of Guru Nanak Public School and Thangminlien Haokip of St Mary’s High School, Churachandpur scored 88 each as top scorers.

In a marked departure from the previous trend in which schools located in greater Imphal area wholly dominated the top section of the merit list, many schools located in rural areas and other districts made a daring challenge to the Imphal based schools producing as many as six students in the top 25.

These promising schools include Bethel English School, Nambol Chingmang, St John’s English High school, Nambol, Sur-Rashi Elite School, Ma-yang Imphal, L Ibomcha Standard English School, Icham Khunou, St Mary’s High School, Chura-chandpur and KM Blooming English School, Khangabok.

Toppers’ choice: It was because of the ceaseless support of family members, influential guidance from teachers, hardwork of the self, and above all, blessing of the Almighty that helped collectively in reaping fruit as toppers, echoed the top three position holders of this year’s HSLC examina-tion declared this afternoon.

Romen Chongtham of St Joesph’s School, Sangai-prou bagged first position, while second and third po-sition went to Sanasam Sangita Devi of St George High School, Wangkhei and Chetanbala Hijam of Nirmalabas School, Imphal respectively.

Romen while talking to The Sangai Express conveyed his desire to continue study in science stream at Delhi Public School, while Sangita and Chetanbala too shared their wishes to pursue in science but in a private school of the State.

Romen said that he as-pires to become a computer software engineer through IIT and wishes to change the stream to MBA after completion of his enginee-ring degree.

Sangita said that she too aims to join the country’s premier technical institute and become an electronics engineer. However, Chetan-bala said she wants to serve the State by becoming a doctor.

Apart from study, Romen said, he loves com-puter game and basketball, while Chetanbala said that she loves watching soccer. Bra-zillian stars Ronaldo and Kaka are her favourites, she added. Sangita said she would want to enjoy some soothing music during her free time.

Romen is the only son of Chongtham Rajen and Chongtham (O) Gambhini of Sagolband Moirang Hanu-ba Maning Leirak, while Sangita is the daughter of Sanasam Radha and Sana-sam (O) Yayai of Wangkhei laishram Leikai. Chetanbala is the elder of the two dau-ghters of Hijam Purneshwar and Hijam (O) Devdani of Thangmeiband Thingel Leikai.

Source: The Sangai Express

9-point plan to beat the food crisis

Many reasons have been cited for the ongoing food grain crisis: consumption overtaking production, lower annual yield growth, lack of land resources to raise acreage, reduced public investment in agricultural research and development, increase in population, adverse weather, pests, diseases etc.

What are the solutions?

According to International Rice Research Institute, Manila, in the near term, urgent actions from national governments and international agencies are needed on two fronts: rapidly exploiting existing technological opportunities for increasing rice yields and policy reforms to improve poorpeople?s food entitlements. Rice production can be revitalized, but there are no silver bullets.

The world community must invest now and for a long time to come. Some of the actions listed below deal with the immediate crisis while others provide long-term solutions to prevent future crises. IRRI is calling for the implementation of the following nine-point programme of short and long-term interventions.

1. Bring about an agronomic revolution in Asian rice production to reduce existing yield gaps:

Farmers have struggled to maximize the production potential of the rice varieties they are growing, so there is a gap between potential yield and actual yield.

Depending on production conditions, an unexploited yield gap of 1?2 tons per hectare currently exists in most farmers? fields in ricegrowing areas of Asia.

Such yield gaps can be reduced through the use of better crop management practices, particularly in irrigated environments.This requires funding support for programmes aimed at improving farmers? skills in such practices as land preparation, water and nutrient management, and control of pests and diseases.

2. Accelerate the delivery of new postharvest technologies to reduce losses

Post harvest includes the storing, drying, and processing of rice. Most farmers in Asia suffer considerable losses in terms of both quantity and quality of rice during post harvest operations because of the use of old and inefficient practices.

Active promotion of exciting new technologies that are currently available for on-farm storage and drying will reduce losses considerably.

3. Accelerate the introduction and adoption of higher yielding rice varieties:

New rice varieties exist that could increase production, but farmers are not using them mainly because the systems that develop and introduce new varieties are under-resourced.

4. Strengthen and upgrade the rice breeding and research pipelines

Funding for the development of new rice varieties has steadily declined over the past decade or more. This must be reversed in order to develop the new rice varieties that will be required for sustained productivity growth.

Opportunities exist to accelerate the development of new rice varieties with increased tolerance of abiotic stresses (such as drought, flooding, and salinity) and resistance to insects and diseases through new precision-breeding approaches. Likewise, record high fertiliser prices and new pest outbreaks demand the urgent revitalisation of research on rice crop and resource management.

5. Accelerate research on the world?s thousands of rice varieties so scientists can tap the vast reservoir of untapped knowledge they contain:

Working with IRRI, the nations of Asia have spent decades carefullycollecting the region?s thousands of rice varieties.

More than 100,000 types of rice are now being carefully managed and used at IRRI and in Asian nations.

However, scientists have studied in detail only about 10% of these types. It is urgent that researchers learn more about the other 90% so they can be used in the development of new varieties.

6. Develop a new generation of rice scientists and researchers for the public and private sectors

Another vital concern for the Asian rice industry is the education and training of young scientists and researchers from rice-producing countries.

Asia urgently needs to train a new generation of rice scientists and researchers?before the present generation retires?if the region?s rice industry is to successfully capitalize on advances in modern science.

7. Increase public investment in agricultural infrastructure:

Adequate investments in agricultural infrastructure such as roads, irrigation systems, and market systems are critically important for raising and sustaining productivity growth in rice.

As with agricultural research, the underinvestment in infrastructure needs to be corrected urgently.

8. Reform policy to improve the efficiency of marketing systems for both inputs and outputs:

Domestic and international marketing systems need to improve so that changes in consumer prices are reflected in producer or farm-gate prices (this is known as efficient transmission of price signals).

Policies should be developed and revised to remove barriers to the efficient transmission of price signals and to create conditions that allow the private sector to function smoothly.

9. Strengthen food safety nets for the poor

Poor and disadvantaged people who are highly vulnerable to food shortages require strong food and social safety net programmes to ensure that their needs are adequately met. Both urban and rural poor people would benefit from food or income transfers and nutrition programmes focusing on early childhood.


Thursday, May 22, 2008


Office of the
Reg. No. 143 of 2003
Motto : Economic Growth for Peace and Prosperity


It is indeed a pleasant task for the Host Organization of the recently concluded historic Two-Day Seminar (May 6-7) “SEMINAR-CUM-WORKSHOP ON THE LAND-BASED FARMING IN THE HILL AREAS OF NORTH EASTERN REGION OF INDIA” at Rayburn College Campus, New Lamka, Churachandpur, Manipur, to express our heartfelt GRATITUDE to all those who have been responsible for its successful end with promises of better life for farmers.
After thanking the Almighty God for his bountiful blessings, we give a million thanks to the authorities of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Govt. of India who have generously sponsored the SEMINAR, which has been jointly organized by the Zomi Economic Planning and Development Agency (ZEPADA) and the Delhi Paite Inndongta (DPI).

Special thanks to Shri G.K. Pillai, I.A.S., Union Commerce Secretary who have taken the trouble of coming to Lamka from Delhi to inaugurate the Seminar and for having interacted with 500 odd participants, observers and officials during the general session. We thank him also for his commitment to improve farming for improving our livelihood. We also thank Shri Raj Singh, Director (P), Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India who extended all the necessary guidance and assistance for the successful conduct of the Seminar.

Among the 28 Top Officials who have attended the seminar, we convey our sincere thanks particularly to Shri V.J. Kurian, I.A.S., Chairman, Spices Board of India, Shri Basudeb Banerjee, I.A.S., Chairman, Tea Board of India and Shri Asit Tripathi, I.A.S., Chairman, Agriculture Product Export Development Agency (APEDA) for their personal presence and constant support, Shri Dr. Sahadeva Singh, Dy. Commissioner, NHM, Govt. of India; Shri P.C. Panda, Sr. Zonal Manger, NERAMAC; Ms. Vanlalzami and Mr. Remruatpuia, Horticulture Department, Govt. of Mizoram; Coffee Board Officials including Dr. Jaiyaram, Director (Research) and all Techinical experts from the various Commodity Boards for their valuable inputs on Land-based farming.

The organizers of the seminar are grateful to the top officials of the State Government including Shri P.C. Lawmkunga, I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Govt. of Manipur; Shri P.L. Thanga, I.A.S., Chairman, Manipur Renewable Energy development Agency; Pu Vumlunmang Vualnam, I.A.S., Special Secretary (Home/Hort.) Govt. of Manipur; Shri Joy Kumar, Jt. Director (FPI), Govt. of Manipur and Shri Sumant Singh, I.A.S., Deputy Commissioner, Churachandpur for their keen interest and continual encouragement of the initiatives being taken for the upliftment of the farming community. We also thank the State Police Officers for their logistic support.

The ZEPADA records its appreciation to the DPI leaders for having spent much of their time and energy to make the said seminar a grand success.

ZEPADA is grateful to all the participants, observers, officials, volunteers (NCC & NSS of Rayburn College), drivers, Moderators of the workshops, Technical consultants, Zogam Artistes Association(ZAA), Pu L.B. Sona, Chairman, Zomi Council for their active participation in the seminar. We also appreciate the contribution of the Media fraternity in constantly highlighting the Farmer’s issue.

The last but not the least, ZEPADA expresses its deep gratitude to Rev. Khen P. Tombing, Principal, Rayburn College and also Chairman, ZEPADA, for having thrown open the doors of his college to the organizers of the seminar and having permitted them to use all the facilities in the college. The grand success of the seminar was largely due to his great contribution.

It is our hope that the seminar-cum-workshop will pave the way for the economic betterment of the public of Churachandpur District, Manipur.

Dated: Lamka
The 12th May 2008.

Sd/- Sd/-

Vice Chairman, ZEPADA / Secretary, ZEPADA

Junta threatens villagers who rejected constitution

Khonumthung News

A vengeful Burmese military junta in Chin state has begun a witch hunt for people who rejected the draft constitution in the referendum on May 10. The local authorities have been threatening to take action against people in areas where the majority had voted 'No'.

According to referendum observers, a majority of voters from Chin state cast the 'No' vote in the referendum.

Major Kyaw Lynn of the Light Infantry Battalion (140) stationed in Lailenpi village in Matupi Township, southern Chin state issued an order where 15 villagers from each village in Sabawngpi, Sabawngte, Pintia and Tinam were summoned to work as porters to carry rations for the Burma Army on May 15 and 16.

Sabawngpi, Sabawngte, Pintia and Tinam villages are where a majority of villagers had rejected the new constitution.

"The military intentionally identified the villages where people overwhelmingly voted 'No' in the referendum," a villager in Matupi township said.

'When we arrived at the army camp there was no ration or rice to carry. It was just to harass us," a villager added.

The villagers went home but were told that they would have to be on their toes and wait for summons whenever there are rations to be transported.

Similarly, villagers from Sapaw village in Rezua sub-township were directed to transport ration but had to face a similar situation in the army camp in Lailenpi.

Moreover, the military authorities interrogated village council members from the villages which cast the 'No' vote.

"The army let them go only after they could convince officers that the people cast the 'No' vote despite village heads having intensely campaigned for 'Yes' votes " local said n condition of anonymity.

Forced labour and use of villagers as porters were briefly stopped in Chin state prior to the referendum on May 10 after Thura Aung Ko visited Chin state as part of the junta's referendum campaign programme.

Yet after the referendum, the regime has indicated in remote areas of Chin state that forced labour and porter duty is likely to be reintroduced.

The military authorities have allegedly restricted villagers along Indo-Burma border from travelling to neighbouring Mizoram state in northeast India.




DU sets 10% less cutoff for OBCs


New Delhi: Delhi University announced on Wednesday that about 7,000 more seats will be available to students this year, taking the total number of seats to 42,000.

This increase is on account of implementation of the 9% OBC quota. The number of seats for the general category will remain the same at 27,500 while SCs will get 6,296 seats and STs, 3,148. The remaining 5,056 seats will go to OBC category students.

‘‘The seats are being increased as part of the three-year expansion process, whereby the 27% OBC quota will implemented,’’ said DU vice-chancellor Deepak Pental. ‘‘Over three years, DU will be adding 54% more seats, so as to keep the number of seats in the general category intact while introducing the OBC quota. So, this year, the expansion is by 18% in all constituent colleges of DU, to be followed by an equal expansion over the next two years. Every year, 9% OBC quota will be added till the entire 27% quota is implemented. However, the number of seats for the general category will remain the same.’’

Added S K Vij, dean of students’ welfare: ‘‘The guidelines on OBC quota implementation have been sent to all colleges and departments. While the registration will be done with the DSW office, as in the case of general students, the colleges will determine the cutoff for both categories.’’ Like the SC/ST reservation — where relaxation of 5% in the minimum marks is given — in the OBC category, relaxation of up to 10% will be given. However, unlike SC/ST admissions where further relaxation is given if seats are left vacant, there will be no such policy for the OBC seats, said Vij. ‘‘For the courses where admission takes place through entrance tests, there won’t be any relaxation in the eligibility criteria. However, OBC students will get the 10% relaxation after the test cutoff is determined.’’

DU also announced the dates for the admission process — June 2-16.

Pressure builds up, 1st cut-off list on June 26

New Delhi: With the first cutoff list due on June 26, the pressure is intense, said S K Vij, dean of students’ welfare.

‘‘We have set up various admission centres all over the city where the common pre-admission forms will be available for sale and submission. And to make the location of the colleges clear for firsttimers, we have provided a bigger, detailed map this time,’’ he added. Open Days, set to start from May 24, can also be a way for students to familiarise themselves with the admission process.

Students can also get connected to university news via the DUCR — the DU community radio —which will be airing admission-related details over the next few weeks. The university plans to make the radio more accessible — it’s available only in a 10-km radius at present — in the near future. Besides radio, the DU website ( will also be fielding queries.

Source: The Times Of India



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Staff Selection Commission invites applications for the posts of Jr. Hindi Translator, Jr. Translator, Preservation Asst etc.

Department of Atomic Energy, Directorate of Construction, Services & Estate Management invites applications for various posts.

Union Public Service Commission declares the results of Central Police Force (Asst. Commandants) Exam, 2007.

Central Staff Training and Research Institute announces Staff Training Programme June�08 to October�08.

Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited invites applications for the posts of GM, DGM, Manager, Asst Manager, Accounts Officer and Material Officer.

Union Public Service Commission invites applications for various posts.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad invites applications for Academic Associates in various Areas/Centre/Groups.

Indian Agricultural Institute, New Delhi invites applications for the posts of Asst Finance Accounts Officer, Steno and Supporting Staff.

Jharkhand Space Applications Centre invites applications for the posts of project Coordinator, Project Scientist, JRF, RA etc.

Madras Fertilizers Limited invites applications for the posts of Sr. Marketing Officer, Technical Asst and Sr. Production Engineer.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. invites applications for the posts of Jr. Hindi Translators.

Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology invites applications for various faculties.

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology invites applications for the posts of Dy. Controller, Asst Controller, Scientists etc.

Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Inst of Dental Sciences invites applications for the posts of Professor, Asst. Professor and Lecturers.

Jiwaji University, Gwalior offers admission to MBA, M.Sc., MA, and many others courses.

National Museum Inst of History of Art, Conservation & Museology announces admission to MA and Ph.d programme.

Advanced Training Inst, Mumbai offers admission to various Technical Courses.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre announces admission to Post-M.Sc., Diploma Course in Radiological Physics (Dip.R.P.).

The Indian Navy invites applications for 10+2 (Technical) Cadet Entry Scheme Course commencing Jan, 2009.

Employment News issue dated 24.05.2008 contains advertisement for job vacancies of more than 101 Govt. Departments.


Manipur problem is political and economic, Armed forces have nothing to do with it: General (Retd) Shankar Roy Chowdhury

By : Satya Gopal Dey 5/22/2008 1:49:10 AM

General (Retired) Shankar Roychowdhury is the 18th Chief of the Indian Army. General Chowdhury was commissioned in the Indian army on the 9th June, 1957. In his tenure in the army he actively took part in 1962, 1965 and 1971 war. Before his assignment as chief of the Army, General Roychowdhury handled many responsible positions in Indian army. He was awarded the PVSM (Param Visist Seva Medal) for his contribution. After his retirement from the service, he was elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and completed a term for six years. It was obvious that a Retired Army general will see the Armed forces Special Power act in the lens of an army officer, but according to him the major reasons of the problem of Manipur are mired in the Political and Economic spectrum heightened by the absence of political will. In an exclusive interview, with Kolkata Correspondent of Imphal Free Press, General Shankar Roychowdhury expresses his frank opinion on AFPSA and the reasons responsible for the situation of Manipur... Following are the details.
IFP is carrying this exclusive interview today to coincide with the completion of 50 years of the AFSPA coming into force.
Free Press: What is your opinion about continuation of Armed Forces Special Act?
General: Where ever army is deployed to aid civil authority, it can be Manipur or any corner of India, this act is required to back the Army so that they can help the respective state government to bring normalcy. But there are certain preconditions to be met by the state government, on the basis of that preconditions army will be asked to support civil authority.
Free Press: This act was notified in Manipur since a long time to counter insurgency, at that point of time, there was only one group and presently the groups multiplied in many fold, they are now about 20 to 25 groups approximately. How do you logically look at this situation?
General: This act is not meant to counter insurgency, it is meant to assist the armed forces, who has been deployed not at their own decision but directed to deploy in an area, where internal security has gone out of the hands of the civil authority.
Free Press: But how long can army be expected to aid civil authority. It can not be an on going and permanent process can it.
General: If the civil authority regains control of the civil situations, there will be no requirements of the armed forces, they can go and with them Armed Forces Special Power Act would also go.
Free Press: As you know a committee to review the " Armed forces (special powers ) act- 1958 was constituted by Prime Minister office order, on the 19th November 2004, under the chairman ship of Justice B.P Jeevan Reddy , retired judge of Supreme court. The committee submitted their report on 6th June 2005 with one of the recommendation of repealing the act. – What is your opinion about this report?
General: I have not studied the report. Until I I know the comments on the reports, I will not be in a position to put forward my views. Is it really they recommended to repeal the Act? If the act is to be repealed, it should apply not only to army, it also applies civil armed forces like state police, CRPF, Assam Rifles. They are engaged to aid the civil authority, for which, they at times need to take actions, for those actions armed forces require some legal support. If it is desired to deploy armed forces to aid civil authority then they must have a legal backing. If AFPSA is repealed or removed they armed forces should also go from respective area along with it.
Free Press: Shoot at sight under doubt by a non commissioned officer; arrest without warrant is some of the powers of the armed forces as per the provision of this act. Don't you think these are greater deal of contradiction with article 21, right to life of the constitution of India?
General: The situation of internal security on insurgency is in total contradiction with our constitution. The situation itself is abnormal and not covered by the constitution. The Constitution was not designed to cater to situations that are abnormal in nature like insurgency.
Free Press: Second administrative reform commission of Government of India has also recommended repealing the act. And the same has been echoed by United Nation committee on "Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination" – Will you be at one with this recommendation?
General: I have already commented on AFPSA
Free Press: What are the major factors responsible for this situation or problem?
General: The major reasons are in out side. Armed forces have nothing to do. Major reason is political, major reasons are economic. The government responsible at the centre in particular at the state of Manipur is the example. They have decided not take actions to elevate that basic problem that is why the situation has not been improved. Armed forces not gone there at their own invitation. They have been ordered to go there. They would be the happiest people, if the situation comes under control, and they will be able to quit the place. Political heads and civil administration should be able to solve this problem, if these leaders invite armed forces there is no answer to AFPSA.
Free Press: Would you like to comments further on the Political leaders and their will?
General: I will go to the extend of saying that roots of the problem lie in the short comings of our politician, what ever ideology, what ever party and what ever state, they are all the same. The essence of the problem is it could not be handled politically, so got in to the army. Armed forces will be happy to be out if the state police can handle the situation.
Free Press: I am coming to that point General; there are other parts of the country where in, inspite of existence of armed group, AFPSA is not there? Don't you think state police with proper training and skill is in a position to counter this? Our armed forces are responsible to guard our boarder protect the country during the war against enemy.
General: The task of armed forces is to protect the country against external aggression. And internal disturbances have to be tackled by civil administration, but it is not as simple as that. These internal problems are strongly supported by external agencies…
Free Press: But what about Police to handle these internal Problems instead of armed forces?
General: If the state and central police can handle the problem, armed forces will be happy to get away from the situation... If state police can handle army will say, "Thank you very much and let's go and take back AFPSA with them". If armed forces go special power with the police may remain in different forms.
Free Press: What is your message for the people of Manipur?
General: I am deeply pained about Manipur. I am deeply sympathetic to the people of Manipur. I like the people of Manipur, they are very good people reach in their culture, and they should be at peace. There is lack of proper support by the government at the centre. The central government failed to support them and they have had the misfortune having series of state government, which has not at all looked after their interest. I really feel for Manipur. This is a beautiful part of our country.
Free Press: Because of this situation the worst victims are Children and women. They are in the traumatized situation – What is your message for them.
General: I have no message for them, I have got message for the leaders of Manipur. These women and children, who have been traumatized and are worst victim, it is the job of Manipur political leaders to see that peace returns to the state. This political will has to come from within them.

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One month’s time given to power defaulters before govt takes action

By : A Staff Reporter 5/22/2008 1:56:23 AM

IMPHAL, May 21: The state government has taken a decision for revenue realisation in the power department considering the present power scenario and the difficulties that the power department is facing such as limited allocation of power from Central sector generating stations, system constraints, gap between availability and demand, high commercial and technical losses, poor revenue realization, said the state power minister Phungzathang Tonsing during a press conference held this afternoon at his office chamber.
The power minister further said the decision for realisation of power revenue was taken following a formal meeting with the Governor, Dr. SS Sidhu this morning at Raj Bhavan in Imphal where the state power minister Phungzathang Tonsing, principal secretary power, along with the chief engineer power and additional chief engineer power-I of the electricity department were also present.
The minister further said that the officials of the department after minute discussions on the decisions taken at the high level meeting felt that with the dismal response from the consumers the Electricity Act 2003, passed by the state Asembly, should be imposed.
He further said that under the new initiative of the state government all power consumers of the state who owned dues to the government would be given one month’s time from today onwards to clear the dues and failure to do so would invite penalties under the Electricity Act 2003.
Under the Act the defaulters would be liable to punishment. Further, unauthorized consumers of the state government would be given a chance for a month’s time to enable them to get authorised connections without any penalties and fines. Failure to respond to this concession given by the government would also make the defaulters liable to penalties under the Act, the minister added.
The minister further said that for mobilisation of resources from the power sector recent short term measures by imposing penalty against illegal power consumers was made following the failure of the department to get the outstanding dues for about Rs. 200 crores for buying power.
The money owed by the state for buying power from Central sector generating stations of the north eastern region, including Loktak HEP (NHPC), Khandong (NEEPCO), Kopili-Kopili Ext (NEEPCO), Kopili HEP Stage-II(NEEPCO), AGBPP Kathalguri and RC Nagar (NEEPCO), Doyang HEP (NEEPCO), Ranganadi HEP (NEEPCO), and Baromura Gas Thermal Project (TSECL), had been already cleared by the state government in the genral interest of the public. But the question which was confronting the state was the response of the general public towards the clearance of their electricity bills which was hampering the taking up of development in the electricity department.
He also said that for the effective implemention of the law, the state government had decided to establish a separate additional sessions judge for Manipur East to deal with the rising cases and a drive would be launched involving the personnel of concerned police stations. He also sought the cooperation of the public in the matter.
The minister also further mentioned that the state was getting only 80 MW power against the requirement of 160 MW every day and a system of load shedding was being practiced in order to provide uniform power to the people of the state. One of the factors for this was that the state government was making negligible realization of power dues from the public and the government was bearing the payment of Rs. 9.86 crores each month for buying power from different sources.
He said all forms of collection of dues from the consumers would be handed over to the concerned engineers of the areas and the state government had also decided to give rewards to engineers who could collect the highest amount of power bills from the public. There would also be reduction in the incentives of the engineers who are poor in delivering their services for realization of revenue, the minister added.
The power minister finally mentioned that the Central government had already given his approval for improving the system of power supply in the state through Centrally sponsored APDRP. The state government was planning to launch an underground cable system for power supply in the greater Imphal area and work for the scheme would most likely start by next month as the state government had completed the process of calling for tenders. For the hill districts the same would be taken up under the Centrally sponsored RGGNY, under which the state government would prevent any form of power theft and leakage, he added.

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Manipur News

GPRN condemns

IMPHAL, May 21: The Zeliangrong Region, GPRN has strongly condemned the reported act of harassment meted out to innocent public without any cause or reason.
A press release issued by the Zeliangrong Regional Authority, GPRN observed that the villagers are toiling hard for their livelihood, with many of them living hand to mouth.

Even though the villagers are facing extreme hardships, some outfits allegedly insulted and practised favouritism in the interest of some group without bothering to find out the root cause of the problem/matter.
Using their power and strength, the outfits were engaged in humiliating, threatening, assaulting, imposing heavy fines, firing, burning houses and killing people brutally, it alleged.

Warning all concerned not to repeat such evil practices, the Zeliangrong Region GPRN asked the public/villagers not to report unnecessary matter to any outfit regarding their minor individual problems.
Stating that the Zeliangrong people stand for the Naga issue/cause, it asked politicians not to mislead any UG group for his/her own benefit.

Association clarifies

IMPHAL, May 21: Referring to the press statement of the Kuki Inpi, Tuilang Block published on May 17, the IT Road Area Welfare Association has clarified that it is purely a voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian, secular and non-profit making body.

A press release issued by the Association informed that the association was formed by conjoining Irang Welfare Committee (1985) and IT Road Peace Committee (1995) to bring about a welfare state if being in IT area.

The association is concerned with the welfare of all the villages located in Kangpokpi A/C, Saitu A/C, Tadubi A/C and Tamei A/C, irrespective of whether the villages are inhabited by Kukis, Nagas or Nepalis.

Declaring that it has no other hidden agenda except to live peacefully and prosperously, it also sought co-operation from all sections.

Children’s festival

IMPHAL, May 21: A five day inter-State Bal Bhavan Children’s Festival will be organised by the Department of Social Welfare from May 26 to 30 at Khuman Lampak, informed a release issued by Social Welfare Director A Nabachandra.

More than 300 children coming from some of the State Bal Bhavans of the country and children from nine districts of Manipur are expected to take part in the festival. The five day festival will feature performing dance, science quiz, HIV/AIDS awareness, group singing, drama, fancy dress, painting, creating writing etc, added the release.

Forum condemns

IMPHAL, May 21: The Joint Forum of Manipur Rural Bank Officers’ Association and the Manipur Rural Bank Employees Association has strongly condemned the shooting incident at the residence of Manipur Rural Bank, Wangjing branch manager Kh Rameshwar at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai yesterday.

The forum, in a press release, further appealed to all concerned not to repeat such incidents in future.

‘Release Kangleipal’

IMPHAL, May 21: Volunteers of different organisations and students of different schools while staging sit-in-protest burnt effigies of Chief Minister and DGP today as well at various locations demanding the immediate and unconditional release of MAFYF president Sapamcha Kangleipal. Students of Dasumati Junior High school, Takhel Sanjenbam High School, Takhel Chaokhat Thourang Nupi Lup, Sanjenbam Khullen Women’s Welfare Association, womenfolk of Sagoltongba, Awang Khunou, Kwakeithel and Thouda Bhavok Leikai staged sit-in-protest at different places.

Man succumbs

By Our Staff Reporter

IMPHAL, May 21: An elderly man succumbed to the injuries last night at Shija Hospital where he was admitted after heavy vehicles rammed at him from behind.

The victim identified as Laishram Budha Singh (52) of Singjamei Sapam Leikai and an employee of State’s Excise Department was knocked down at around 5 pm at near Janata Flour Mill in Kyamgei Pal Ahanbi and passed away at around 10.45 pm yesterday.

According to police report, Budha was riding on his Kinetic Honda heading towards the National Highway-39 when two passenger carriers (buses) rammed at him from behind one after the other.

After the post mortem at RIMS morgue the body has been handed over to family members/relatives today.

Grenade found

IMPHAL, May 21: Uniden-tified persons left a Chinese handgrenade at a room leas-ed on rent by one Md Man- sur Alam (40) s/o (L) Ahmad Ali of Hatta Mayai Leikai at around 5 am today.

The incident prompted a hurriedly organised protest demonstration cum meeting at the residential area during which demands were raised to those responsible for the act to clarify and disclose identity of the group/organisation they belong to.

A police team has retrie-ved the explosive device.

Meanwhile, Ideal Deve-lopment Association, Gola- pati and United Club Orga-nisation, Hatta Golapati str- ongly condemned the act.

Protest staged

IMPHAL, May 21: Decrying the yesterday’s morni- ng firing attack by unidentified gunmen at the Keisha- mthong Elangbam Leikai Leirak Achouba residence of Khagembam Rameshore, who is the branch manager of Manipur Rural Bank, Wangjing, local people staged a Wakat Meepham at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Leirak Achouba Machin today.

Organised by Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Meira Paibi Lup, the protest demonstration was held from 10 am to 5 pm.

During the demonstration, the protestors used placards inscribed with wording denouncing firing attack in public and populated areas and causing fear and apprehension among the people.

Meanwhile, Young Progressive and Athletic Club, Elangbam leikai in a statement made available to the press has strongly condemned the firing incident and appealed to all concerned to restrain from carrying out such violent activities in inhabited areas.

11 hurt in mishap

IMPHAL, May 21: In all 11 passengers, seven of them women, sustained injuries when the Imphal-bound bus in which they were travelling in from Sugnu met with an accident at Lamjao Makha Leikai under Waikhong Police Station at around 7.30 am.

According to police report, the ill-fated bus ‘Priya’ was coming to Imphal from Sugnu when the mishap occurred. All the injured passengers have been admitted to RIMS Hospital for treatment and they are out of danger.

Gas cylinder

IMPHAL, May 21: A cooking gas cylinder with its lid opened to let the gas out was allegedly left by some unidentified miscreants near the Nambol Leimapokpam Mamang Leikai residential gate of Agriculture Minister N Loken Singh at around 6.30 am today. Police retrieved and taken the gas cylinder into custody.

AMSU decries

IMPHAL, May 21: Decrying against the bashing up lady teachers of Mukta High School, Moirang by some unidentified persons, AMSU sought clarification from the concerned on what charges the lady teachers had been beaten up. The students’ body also urged not to repeat the samne in future as such incidents may give bad impact to the academic atmosphere of the school.

Sanction letters

IMPHAL, May 21: Informing that additional 70 numbers of sanction letters for the financial year 2006-07 have been received from the Manipur State Co-operaitve Bank, the Addi- tional Deputy Commissioner (Plg), Imphal West has intimated all the concerned beneficiaries of SE- GP Imphal West to collect their respective sanction letters personally from the office of ADC Imphal West by showing their Bank A/C Pass Book between 11 am to 2 pm on all working days.

BSEM fines

IMPHAL, May 21: Board of Secondary Education Manipur informed all the schools which could not get 30 percent pass percentage in the HSLC examination conducted by the Board in the block of three years i.e 2000-2001-2002 and 2001-2002-2003 to pay Rs 2000 per block on or before the collection of marksheets of the HSLC examination 2008 failing which marksheets will not not be issued, said a press release.
UG cadre held
IMPHAL, May 21: One KYKL cadre identified as S/S Cpl Khangenbam Lokesh-war alias Janeshwar alias Raghu (23) s/o Lokeshwar of Sekmai was apprehended by 34 Assam Rifles during an operation launched in Nongpok Sekmai area today, informed an AR PRO release.
KNF (MC) clarifies
IMPHAL, May 21: Clarifying that KNF (MC) as nothing to do with the May 19 incident at Laisangphai village in which the joint secretary of Kuki Inpi (Tamenglong-Jiri Zone) Paolhlun Khongsai of Tatbung village was stabbed to death by a suspected cadre of the outfit identified as Seigin Khongsai who was subsequently killed by an irate mob of Tatbung, the Jiri town commander of the outfit Cliff Kuki has asserted that the ugly incident occurred due to enmity between the villages of Laisangphai and Tatbung, reports our Jiribam correspodent.
The town commander also rubbished the allegations that KNF (MC) has been harassing public by taking advantage of the ceasefire with the security forces. He also warned of dire consequences against any civil organisations if such false allegations were levelled against the outfit in the future.
Security for DC
IMPHAL, May 21: With the State Government having intimated the Centre in connection with the inability of the Deputy Commissioner of Senapati district and her staff to attend office following threats from a Naga rebel group which is in peace talks with the Government of India, a company of CRPF would be despatched for deployment in the complex of the DC office from tomorrrow.
The State Government had also urged the Centre to restrain the rebel group from interfering the civil administration of the district.
MoU signed
IMPHAL, May 21: With the main objective of bringing about efficiency in the functioning of the Co-operative Banks existing in the State, an MoU has been signed between RBI and State Government. The MoU was signed during a simple function held at Hotel Nirmala here today. From the side of RBI, Executive Director, Central Office, Mumbai BS Das and Commissioner (Co-operative) H Imocha from the side of the Government of Manipur appended their signatures on the MoU.
IMPHAL, May 21: Expressing reservations over stoic silence of Government and KNA on suspension of passenger services along Imphal-Moreh road, JAC Imphal- Moreh Road Transporters warned the passen- ger vehicles plying along the road in the name Kondo Lairembi haraoba to stop all services from May 22. JAC urged concerned CO and SP to look into the behaviour of security perso- nnel who collect money from these vehicles.

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