Friday, 25 July 2014

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Dr Mukul Sangma's tribal status Garo miltants lash out at GHADC

SHILLONG, Jul 24: The tribal status of Meghalaya chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma has come to the fore again with Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in a strong message to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), has expressed its resentment t.....

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Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people crashes

ALGIERS, Jul 24: An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 116 peo-ple on board, almost half of them French citizens, has crashed, an Algerian aviation official saidThursday. "I can confirm that it has crashed," .....

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Kuki chiefs are unanimous to oppose New Land Use Policy: KIM

IMPHAL, Jul 24: The Kuki chiefs have unanimously resolved on Thursday to oppose in toto the Manipur Government’s New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the Village Development Committee (VDC) Act, and the Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition.....

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‘Implement RTE Act in private schools’

IMPHAL, Jul 24: The All Manipur Students’ Guardian Organisation today alleged the State Government that necessary steps were not being implemented in private schools of Manipur to enforce the Right to Education Act which makes every private school a manda.....

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Tamei frontal organisations voice against Government apathy

IMPHAL, July 24: Various frontal organisations of Tamei sub division, Tamenglong district have geared up to resort to drastic form of agitation irked by the age-old apathy such as lack of doctors, deplorable roads, long time absenteeism of the sub divisio.....

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Mankind’s irresponsibility, over exploitation and rampant deforestation

Majority of the Governments of both developed and developing countries view that protection of environment entails a net expense to economy. Corresponding to the global climate change and rising temperature, mankind’s concerns for environmental protection.....

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MPS protests Army move

IMPHAL, Jul 24: Students and teaching staff of Manipur Public School, Koirengei today protested imposing ban on parking of teachers’ vehicles at school campus and school buses at Old Airfield by the Army. The students and teachers formed a human chain n.....

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ILPS movement turns violent, 30 students hurt, 50 others detained

IMPHAL, Jul 24: The agi-tation being spearheaded by the Students Wing of Joint Com-mittee on Inner Line Permit System, intensified with more than 30 students suffering injuries in different clashes between students and police at different areas today. I.....

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Sex Education needs to be liberalised not retrograded

No matter how fast you drive a vehicle, the rear wheel(s) will never catch up with the front wheel(s). The Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s alleged comments on sex education which caused a great stir throughout India is like the theory of the vehicle wheel.....

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ZYF demands discussion on demarcation enquiry report

IMPHAL, Jul 24: The Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF) has in a press release demanded to table the issue of natural boundary demarcation between Tamenglolng district and Jiribam sub-division during the ongoing assembly session so as to bring solution based on.....

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By : Our Staff Reporter

Message effectively conveyed on Wetlands Day

IMPHAL, Feb 2: As in other parts of the world, World Wetlands Day 2014 was observed today at INA Memorial Auditorium, Moirang on the theme ‘Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth’.

The function was attended by LDA Project Director Th Ibobi, Thangjing Yageirel Marup Moirang president HC Sobha and IUCN Member (Deer Specialist) Dr Kh Shamungou as presidium members.

Social scientist Dr Dhanabir Laishram was the resource person of the function which was jointly organised by the Association of Science and Technology, Moirang Thangjing Yageirel Marup, Moirang Municipal Council and Loktak Development Authority (LDA).

Speaking at the gathering, Th Ibobi observed that Loktak lake is in great peril.

Observing World Wetlands Day is not enough he said, all sections of the society need to understand the underlying objective of observing the day and work accordingly to preserve Loktak Lake.

People have great responsibility to save the lake for future generations which is a home to a variety of flora and fauna and is also a source of livelihood for a large number of

A booklet titled ‘Water birds of Loktak Lake’ was also released on the occasion.

HC Sobha said that the benefits provided by Loktak are immense. While enjoying these benefits, people need to work with a commitment to protect ecological balance of the lake.

Dr Kh Shamungou underscored the importance of collective efforts of the Government, civil organisations and the general public to get Loktak declared as a Ramsar Site.

Dr Dhanabir Laishram observed that Loktak is perfect site for taking up rural tourism, cultural tourism and eco-tourism.

In connection with the World Wetlands Day observance, Moirang Municipal Council staff and volunteers undertook a clean up exercise of Moirang river and surrounding areas of the INA complex.

A painting competition was also held for school children on the theme ‘Threat to Loktak Lake’ in two categories.

3-Feb-2014 / Our Staff Reporter / 2 Comments


It's good that the World Wetland day 2014 was observed at Moirang with the emphasis to save Loktak Lake. But the sad part of the story is while we all talk about conserving & saving Loktak Lake other natural wetland lakes are dying at other parts of the State. These smaller lakes/wetlands are also equally important in conserving the ecological balance of the State. But it seems we forgetting to think about the other wetlands like Lamphelpat, the dying natural wetland at our backyard in the heart of the Imphal city. If immediate steps to save Lamphelpat is taken up it will not be long before it became a history.
'wetland destroyed by Government garbage''