Imphal, May 30: IWKKA defeated LSK (EP) convincingly by 16–9 in the Group B league match of the 62nd Sir Churachand KCSI, CBE Memorial League-cum-Knockout Kang Tournament organised by the Singjamei Kang Association under the endorsement of Manipur Kang Association. In the tournament comprising 12 teams divided into four groups, Thangmeiband will clash with HWUAK in a Group A league match tomorrow.

In Kerala, Bengal and NE, beef ban move meets opposition

NEW DELHI, May 30 :Friday’s notification by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a flurry of protests in Kerala, Bengal and most North Eastern States that have traditionally eaten beef. Though the new rules do not explicitly ban beef, they have created a thicket of red tape that will, in effect, make cattle slaughter very difficult.

Pregnant woman, mother murdered

IMPHAL, May 30: In a gruesome incident, an eight month pregnant woman and her mother were found dead with their throat slit in their respective bedrooms at Uripok Bachaspati Maning Leikai under Imphal Police station today at around 4.30 pm.

PMUY to be launched on June 5

IMPHAL, May 30: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), designed to reduce the emission of harmful gases from using wood, straws, dried cow dungs, charcoal for cooking purposes by households, will be launched in the State on June 5.
Under the PMUY scheme, free LPG connection would be provided to women of the below poverty line households as categorised by the 2011 Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC).

Najma bats for flying docs at NEC meet

IMPHAL, May 30 : Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minster N Biren yesterday attended the 66th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council at New Delhi.
At the meeting, Governor Najma Heptulla reiterated her suggestion on the ‘Flying Doctors’ or Air-Dispensary.

There must be a reason why the Framework Agreement inked between the Centre and the NSCN (IM) is such a highly kept secret. The BJP, notably Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Centre’s Interlocutor to the peace talk RN Ravi have all maintained that the Framework Agreement does not contain anything inimical to the interest of the neighbouring States, particularly Manipur, but the question of greater importance is whether the assurances can be taken at face value.

If Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh is on a mission to appease the Nagas, he seems to be making some progress in easing the otherwise strained relations between the Naga communities of Manipur and Nagaland and the Manipur Government.

Dr Priyadarshni M Gangte
(Contd from yesterday)
Elwin, said, “The derivation of the word is still obscure”. Gangmumei said “If the Kiratas of the later Vedas, Epics and Puranas were the Indo-Mongoloid tribes of eastern India, the Nagas were definitely among them. But the Nagas of the Sanskrit literature, especially of the Puranas are not the present Nagas under discussion”. Robinson said, “The origin of the word Naga is unknown; but it has been supposed to have been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nanga’ and applied in derision to the people due to scanty nature of their clothing. Be it as it may, the theory of Naga coming from Sanskrit or Hindustani Nanga cannot be easily discarded. The Meitei historical and literary works refer to the Naga tribes as having been in occupation of the hills of Manipur.

While the new government of Manipur cannot ignore the legitimate desires and grievances of its inhabitants, at the same time, a new beginning is possible.
It is unfair, in a very short span of time, either to praise or critic the new government. But it is certainly desirable to understand its priorities. It is commonly held that unlike the previous government, the present one holds a positive public perception. The following indicators will help us better understand the reason.

The CHIKO Adventures has expressed gratitude to the Tourism Department of Manipur, people of Shirui and Phangrei, Jorcheng Lunghar village and the sponsors including Aircel, Vodafone, MTF, WAM, Leisna, UUFC, Pebet Design, RE Riders Ukhrul, Pedal Attack, MAMBA and BMX (GBB) for the success of the Shirui Lily Festival.