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Saturday, August 25,  2001

Updated at Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 08:06:52 AM IST


 

 

Counter Blockade begins at Imphal Ukhrul Road
Imphal, August 25 : In retaliation against indefinite economic blockade imposed by the Naga Youth Front, the local villagers of Imphal East district have imposed counter blockade in Imphal Ukhrul Road. Villagers of Khurai Chaithabi Leirak blocked the transport of food and provisions from Imphal to Ukhrul at 6.30 yesterday morning. According to the local people, the blockade would continue till the Naga NGOs lifted the blockade on National Highways.
(August 25 : 8 AM)

General Election on January 2002
Imphal, August 25 : According to a reliable source, the general election to the Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held at the January next year. The current assembly will be dissolved at the end of the current Parliament session, said the source.
(August 25 : 8 AM)

Transporters call bandh on August 26
Imphal, August 25 : Expressing solidarity with the 15-hour bandh called by AISF, Manipur State Council on August 25, the Manipur Transport Joint Coordinating Committee had called another 15 hour Manipur bandh on August 26 from 4 am. The bandh was called in protest against non-availability of diesel in the state. The proposed bandh would exempt the incoming vehicles, which are being stranded outside Manipur.
(August 25 : 8 AM)

Paul Leo against talk
Imphal, August 25 : President of the United Naga Council, Paul Leo refused talk with the proposed peace mission of the MLAs. The mission was planned to negotiate with the Nagas in the Senapati relief camps. It can be mentioned that the proposed peace mission was cancelled due to non-availability of fuel oil and lack of security escorts.
(August 25 : 8 AM)

Manipur Government axed 28 posts
Imphal, August 25 : As part of the downsizing policy, the Manipur Government abolished 28 posts in the directorate of information and public relations. An order to this effect was issued by the secretary, Information and Public Relations on August 22. The abolished posts are all vacant posts. With these abolished posts, the total number posts abolished totaled to 1139 posts.
(August 25 : 8 AM)

MUTA withdraws ceasework strike
Imphal, August 25 : The Manipur University Teachers Association, MUTA withdrew its ceasework agitation, according to a statement. The association has decided to resume normal classes with immediate effect in the wake of appointment of high level inquiry committee by the Chancellor. The association, in the statement would continue insisting on its demand for the resignation of the present VC on account of his alleged inefficiency.
(August 25 : 8 AM)

Tata trucks attacked at Kangpokpi
Imphal, August 24 : Suspected KNF activists attacked two tata trucks at Laikop village in IT road under Kangpokpi police station at 4.30 am and injured one civilian. The tata trucks were carrying food and provision from Naga dominated Tamenglong to another Naga dominated Senapati area. The injured transporter was S. Kharka Tamang (30), former president of the All Manipur Gorkha Students Union. The incident occurred when the vehicles carrying food and provisions were stopped by unidentified armed person at Laikop Waiting Shed. When the vehicles fail to heed the warning of the armed person, the gunmen fired indiscriminately upon the vehicles. The vehicles bore many bullet holes and Tamang got injured.
(August 24 : 8 PM)

Peace Mission cancelled
Imphal, August 24 : Proposed peace mission planned by present MLAs was cancelled in view of shortage of fuel oil and security escorts. The mission was planned to normalize the ethnic relationship between hills and plainsmen in the Manipur in the wake of ceasefire extension beyond Nagaland.
(August 24 : 8 PM)

Truckers flay UCM
Imphal, August 24 : The Manipur Transport Joint Coordianting Committee flays UCM for its passive role in ongoing economic blockade imposed by Naga Youth Front. The committee stated that the people of Manipur were being reduced to a state of starvation and demanded to know what the United Committee Manipur was doing to resolve the current crisis arising out of economic blockade launched by Naga NGOs.
(August 24 : 8 PM)

 

 

 

 


 

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