Northeast India Clipings

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Student Movement, Youth Unrest, January 2008

Posted by buraluit on April 30, 2009

Adivasis do probe flip

do probe flip-flop(TEL,18-1-2008)

Jan. 17:
The All Adivasi
Students’ Association of Assam today did a turnaround by declaring its readiness
to make submissions on the November 24 mayhem in Beltola before the very one-man
commission in which it had expressed lack of confidence. The volte-face came on
a day when the city’s former senior superintendent of police, Surendra Kumar,
representatives of the NGO Northeast Network, the officer-in-charge of Dispur
police station, N. Bharali, and retired commissioner N.B. Borthakur appeared
before the Justice (retd) R. K. Manisena Singh Commission. …more…


Call for
quality edn echoes on DESAM’s anniv(SEX_4_1_2008)
IMPHAL, Jan 3: Call for providing education which can ensure the
livelihood of the people reverberated at the 6th foundation day of Democratic
Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) was celebrated today along with
participation by students, teachers and repre- sentatives of various social
organisations at GP Women’s College here today.
The foundation day fun-ction was attended by titular king of Manipur Leishemba
Sanajaoba as chief guest, president in-charge of DESAM PC Newton as functional
president and social worker Ningthouja Lancha and former Dean of School of
Social Science, Manipur University Prof Kh Bimola as guests of honour. …more…


IMPHAL, Jan 7: The Anal
students’ union, Anal Leruwl Tangpi (ALT) has hailed SR Tohring d/o Rev SR
Tourngam and Py Sha-nglur of Nauokom village, Chalpikarong, Chandel district on
receiving the Ph D degree from Jawaharlal Ne-hru University, New Delhi in Modern
Indian History.


IMPHAL, Jan 7: The KSO Saikul
Block has hailed the FCS Minister for the crack down at a private godown located
at Mantripukhri, Im- phal where food grains including the share of Saikul Block
was found stockpiled.



conference kicks off(SEX_8_1_2008)
IMPHAL, Jan 8: The 24th
general conference of Kom-rem Students’ Union (KRSU), Manipur has kick-ed off
from today at Nungsai Chiru village, located near Loukoipat of Bishnupur
district, though falling under the jurisdiction of Senapati district.
Along with the general conference which would continue till January 11,

Youth conference(SEX_11_1_2008)
IMPHAL, Jan 10: With an
aim to bring young men and women to Jesus Christ, Youth Wing of Rongmei Naga
Baptist Association (RNBA) is organising 5th Youth Conference from January 12 at
Gaidinjang Village, Khoupum Valley of Tamenglong District.
The theme of the 4-day conference will be “Be in Christ”. …more…


IMPHAL, Jan 10: In
connection with the 5th Youth Conference of the Rongmei Naga Baptist Association
to be held at Gaidimjang of Khoupum in Nungba sub-division (Tamenglong) from
january 12 till 15, the host Association has fervently appealed to all concerned
to refrain from calling/enforcing bandh/strikes during the conference period.


ZSU condemn assault on civilians(SEX_11_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 10: Strongly
condemning the reported torture of innocent civilians by some underground cadres
at Kangpokpi town at about 3 pm yesterday, the Zeliangrong Boudi (Senapati Zone)
has demanded that the matter be treated and solved as per Zeliangrong customary
law. A press release issued by the ZB informed that one Somi of Thonglang and
Benjamin Kamai were beaten to half-dead by the UG elements. …more…



IMPHAL, Jan 11: Taking
serious note of the deteriorating law and order situation and the high rate of
school drop-outs in Churachandpur district, the KSO Churachandpur district would
be undertaking an inspection drive of schools located in the district, informed
a KSO release.The student body observed that while enrolment in Government
schools has been dramatically reduced, enrolment in private schools has shot up
tremendously which only reflects the deplorable status of the education system
being followed in the State. …more…


book aid(SEX, 12-1-08)

JIRIBAM, Jan 11: The
Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF), Jiri branch has distributed text books to
needy students of Jiribam reading in classes I to VIII at the office of Apunba
Jiri Meira Paibi yesterday. …more…



IMPHAL, Jan 11: Manipur Students’ Association, Delhi (MSAD) has
decried conduct of the Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh for turning down the
appointment gra-nted even after making its delegates to await from 10 am to 5.30
pm today. The delegates have reportedly gone to meet the Chief Minister to
discuss the issues related to the problems being faced by the students in the
light of the recent molestation of two girl students from Ma-nipur at the
National capital. …more…


KSO warns (SEX_14_1_2008)

13: Kuki Students’ Organisation has warned the Government to re-allocate the
Deputy Director of Horticulture and Soil Conservation to Sardar Hills, Kangpokpi
to avoid agitation. …more…


AMSU’s 42nd conference(SEX_15_1_2008)

AMSU will organize its 42nd Annual General Conference at
Kakching Higher Secondary School, Thoubal Dist- rict on January 31. The
conference will discuss on topics like leadership qualities in students, role of
students in nation building, students and nationalism, prospectus of future
economy of Manipur, a perspectives on problems of migrants, Manipur India
conflict and probable solution history of AMSU and its role, …more…


ATSUM insists on

IMPHAL, Jan 14: The All Tribal Students’ Union Ma-nipur (ATSUM)
has insist- ed that delimitation exercise should go ahead in the five hill
districts even if the valley districts are spared from the same exercise. A
meeting of the Union Cabinet held on January 10 resolved to leave out the
‘problem States’ from the delimitation process. Acco-rding to an ordinance app-
roved by the Union Cabinet, the existing structure of Parliamentary and
Assembly constituencies of five States including Manipur will keep
untouched till 2026.


SDSA strictures(SEX_16_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 15: Reaffirming the ban on use of polythene
bags in Senapati district, the Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA)
has asked for immediate stoppage on sale of badge and entertainment programme
tickets to business establishments and citizens as well without prior consent or
permission of the Karong Senapati Town Committee. …more…


KYO’s meet(SEX_16_1_2008)

15: The 42nd general conference cum sports meet of Koireng Youth Organisation (KYO)
began today at Utonglok Koireng village.The inaugural function of the event
which will go on for six days was attended by president of All Manipur United
Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) R Yangsosong Koireng as chief guest, president of
Molsom Tribe (Tripura and Assam) Nijerbandhu Molsom as functional president and
president of AMESCO LS Guite as guest of honour. Presentation of cultural dances
amongst others was the main highlight of the inaugural function. …more…


ZSU appeals (SEX_19_1_2008)

18: Zelia-ng-rong Students’ Union Tou- sem Area and Tousem Hqs Students’ Union
have appe-aled to revoke the transfer order of T Panmei from being DC of
Tamenglong dist to Registrar of Cooperative Societies


National youth week
IMPHAL, Jan 28: The closing
function of the National Youth Day/Week under the theme of Awareness Day being
organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Imphal in co- ordination with Taobungkhok
Welfare Club (TWC) concluded at Taobungkhok along with different competition
like essay writing, dance and recitation, etc.



IMPHAL, Jan 19: Stating
that the process for HSLC mock exam 2008 being organised by the KSO Ghqs in
collaboration with the Sadar Hills ADP of World Vision India is going on in full
swing with approximately 2000 candidates signing up to take the examination at
various centres in all the districts, the KSO has appealed to all the students
(both belonging to Government and private schools) to join the mock exam,
conveyed a release.



Federal meet of ATSUM adopts many resolutions
IMPHAL, Jan 19: The federal
assembly of the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) held at Tamenglong
district headquarters yesterday has adopted various resolutions to the effect of
impro- ving the standard of education and administration in the hill districts
of Manipur. Besides 25 members and 3 Units, representatives of Manipur
University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU) attended the federal assembly.



State youths shine (SEX_26_1__2008)
IMPHAL, Jan 25: With their
outstanding and captivating performances, the State team comprising of 62
members have bagged a number of top prizes in the 13th National Youth Festival
held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu from January 12 to 16. The youths of the State won
first prizes in folk dance (group) competition, one-act play, Manipuri classical
dance, second prize in guitar and third in folk dance (group) competition,
informed the State Youth Officer. …more…


39 abducted, cops silent (TEL,

Itanagar, Feb. 5:

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union today claimed that 39 students were
abducted by the Khaplang faction of the NSCN from six villages in Tirap district
last month but the police and district administration have done nothing to
ensure their release. The apex students’ organisation of Arunachal Pradesh today
served an ultimatum to the government saying that it would launch a statewide
agitation if the children were not released within 10 days.Some of those
kidnapped are below seven years of age. …more…


Protest rally (TEL, 1-1-2008)

Kohima, Feb. 5:

The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) will hold a rally on Thursday in protest
against the ongoing spate of abductions, ransom and extortion in and around
Dimapur town. Various Naga and non-Naga organisations in Dimapur will support
the DNSU-sponsored protest rally. Several prominent Naga leaders and businessmen
will address the rally. The Naga students have requested all the citizens to
participate and denounce the anti-social activities by armed elements. …more…


Law & order takes a toll in Bodo
belt(TEL, 1-1-2008)

Kokrajhar, Feb. 5:

The All Bodo Students’ Union today expressed serious concern over the
deteriorating law and order situation in the Bodo belt which it said was
affecting the education scenario. Speaking on the 39th annual convention of
Kokrajhar district unit of Absu in Gossigaon college ground yesterday, union
general secretary Goutam Mushahary said the situation affected the people,
instilling fear and resulting in a visible fall in academic standards. …more…


Adivasi leader gives himself up(TEL_ 2_1_2008)

Guwahati, Jan. 1:

The Karbi Anglong district president of All-Adivasi Students’ Association of
Assam (AASAA), Anil Toppo, surrendered at Bokajan police station today.  Toppo’s
name figured in police list as “most wanted” for his alleged links with the
militant Adivasi National Liberation Front (ANLA), especially after the Beltola
incident on November 24. …more…


men assaulted(TEL_ 3_1_2008)

Kokrajhar, Jan. 2:

Tension prevailed in Simbargaon after some members of the All Bodo Students’
Union were allegedly assaulted by ex-BLT members late last evening at Jainary in
Kokrajhar district. …more…


deaf to Lapang’s overture (TEL_ 3_1_2008)

Shillong, Jan. 2:

The handing over of several power projects to private companies by the Meghalaya
government and the Centre’s nod to uranium mining in the state will be discussed
at tomorrow’s meeting of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU). Though poll-wary chief
minister D.D. Lapang told the media today that the Congress-led government
wanted recommendations from all parties on the uranium mining project, there are
indications that after tomorrow’s meeting, the students’ union could announce a
series of agitation on the twin issues. …more…


agitation from Monday(TEL_ 4_1_2008)

Shillong, Jan. 3:

The Khasi Students Union today
decided to launch a series of agitation from Monday to protest against the
Meghalaya government’s handing over of major power projects to private
companies. The KSU will organise a procession on Monday morning from its office
at Jaiaw here to the state secretariat. On Tuesday, it will organise a road
blockade from 5am to 5pm in East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi
districts. It has also called a bandh in these districts from 5am to 5pm on
Wednesday. …more…


rally to protest cabinet’s decision(TEL_7_1_2008)

Shillong, Jan. 6:

The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) will take out a public procession tomorrow to
protest against the Meghalaya cabinet’s decision to hand over major power
projects to private companies. The KSU had earlier decided to hold a 12-hour
road blockade on Tuesday, starting from 5am and another 12-hour bandh on
Wednesday from 5am. …more…


gathers protest support(TEL_ 8_1_2008)

Shillong, Jan. 7:

The Khasi Students’ Union today kickstarted its movement against the state
cabinet’s decision to hand over six major power projects to private parties with
a protest rally and a meeting. Holding placards and shouting slogans against the
Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government’s policy on the power deal, members of
the students’ union walked through the thoroughfares of Shillong this afternoon.


nod to Manipur students(TEL_9_1_2008)

Kohima, Jan. 8:

The Nagaland government today decided to allow students of private schools from
the four Naga-dominated hills districts of Manipur to appear for the HSLC
examinations under the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE), ignoring
protests from Manipur. The government said the students, including those sitting
for the repeat exams, would be allowed to sit for the examination on fulfilment
of certain conditions. Last year, at least 4,000 students from Senapati,
Tamenglong, Ukhrul and Chandel districts of Manipur appeared for the HSLC
examination conducted by NBSE in Kohima and Dimapur under heavy security, in
view of the threat from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang).


picketing begins(TEL_9_1_2008)

Shillong, Jan. 8:

The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU)-sponsored office picketing to protest against
the handing over of power projects to the private companies affected normal
functioning of both the state and central government offices today, including
banks and other business establishments. The picketing will continue tomorrow.
The state government is yet to respond to the demands of the students’ body.


Students return(TEL_10_1_2008)

 Parents of
students of Jawahar Navodaya of Imphal West brought their children today to the
school for regular classes. The guardians had withdrawn their wards from the
hostels on January 5 following an extortion threat to the school by another
militant group. …more…


session lays stress on quality education
Bicycle rally organized as part of the function
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Jan 16: The 39th Annual conference of Ramfalbil Anchalik committee (RAC),
All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) is underway at Jharbari High school stressed the
necessity of quality education in the society and spread the message through a
grand bicycle rally in the locality which was flagged off by Agendra Mashahary
the Adviser of RAC, ABSU, on January 14. The students’ get together programme
which was attended by the General Secretary of the ABSU Gautam Mushahary also
deeply stressed on quality education and appealed the students community,
guardians and local intellectuals to extend co-operation to make the mission a
grand success and urged to avoid run after develop mental schemes rather than
concentrate on their reading culture. …more…


National Youth Day observed in Karbi Anglong

From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, Jan 16: With the rest of the Country a week-long programme of the
National Youth Day was observed in Karbi Anglong district by the Nehru Yovak
Kendra (NYK) in association with the rural seven selected Clubs since January
Under the aegis of the NYK and in association with the seven rural area’s clubs
like Phongbrig Bisokoida Club, Dokmoka, Sonarjan Daimalu Club, Langhin,
Talbalijan …more…

AASAA activists block NH 37
 TINSUKIA, Jan 18: Nearly 100
activists of the All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) today
blocked traffic at the National Highway-37 at Rupai in Doom Dooma from 9:30 am
to 4 pm demanding the release of the acting president of the Doom Dooma unit of
the students’ body by the police. The AASAA official was allegedly assaulted by
the personal assistant of Doom Dooma MLA Durga Bhumij before he was detained by
the police. …more…

Deori students’ body opposes mass conclave
From our Correspondent
JORHAT, Jan 18: The All Assam Deori Students’ Union (AADSU) has strongly opposed
the proposed mass convention to be organized by a ‘dubious’ Deori political
forum in Lakhimpur district from January 20 to 22. In a strongly-worded
statement, AADSU general secretary Harigobinda Deori has asked the
office-bearers of all units of the student body to refrain from taking part in
the three-day conclave. …more…

general conference held


The 44th general conference of the Meluri Student’s Union (MSU) was held on
January 3 and 4 under the theme "Coping with Age" with Zhitho Nyuthe B.D.O.
Meluri, as the chief guest. While speaking at the function, the chief guest said
"the Union is no more young, it is matured therefore, students have to proceed
and explore our culture, tradition, literature & our mother tongue." He also
donated a sum of Rs. 10000/- towards the Union.


golden jubilee underway

The Chedema Village Youth Organization (CVYO) on Monday started its five-day
golden jubilee celebration at Chedema ground with state chief minister Neiphiu
Rio as the chief guest. Speaking as the chief guest Rio said that that jubilee
celebration is a time to introspect and retrospect the past and plan for a
better future with better vision and targets set and emphasized on the need to
have peace, unity and harmony amongst the Naga society.


Satami Students Union annual session


The 48th annual session of the Satami Students Union (SSU) will be held from
December 27 to 29 with ex-minister Pukhayei Assumi as chief guest. In the
session topics on "social change and our response" will be presented by Inazhe
Phuleshe DPO DRDA Zunheboto and "impact of westernization in our society in
socio, economic and political point of view" by Lhokiye Yeptho iinspector
economic and statistical, Kohima.


annual conference on

A three-day-long 33rd
annual conference of Khaghaboto Area Students’ Union (KASU) under the theme ‘Retrospecting
Vision’ began Saturday at Sunito village under Khagaboto area, with former
minister Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi as the chief guest. While delivering speech at the
opening ceremony, Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi, firmly believed that there was unity,
discipline and competition among the area students as well as the public but at
the same time encouraged them to have plan and vision in order to uplift the
area, while upholding the principles of life.


Tea Tribe MLA pooh-poohs ATTSA
 GUWAHATI, Jan 8: Former All
Tea Tribe Students’ Association (ATTSA) leader and Congress MLA from Chabua,
Raju Sahu, today came down heavily on ATTSA leaders for their “double standard”
in the panchayat polls and comment against Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS)
president Pabon Singh Ghatowar. It may be mentioned here that the ATTSA leaders
had recently termed Ghatowar a “broker”.



conference held
SONARI, Jan 8: The Third bi-annual conference of the All Bodo Students
Union (ABSU), of Sivasagar district held recently in the Nagajan Lower Primary
school premises at Bengenabari The meeting was presided over by Tileshor Doimari.


Moran bodies condemn CTS director statement opposing ST status
TINSUKIA, Jan 8: Leading
organizations of the Moran community, All Assam Moran Students’ Union (AAMSU),
Assam Moran Xabha (AMX), All Assam Moran Jatiya Mahila Parishad (AAMJMP) at a
press meet held at the Tinsukia Press Club have strongly reacted to the
statements of Lakshminath Panging, Director of the Centre for Tribal Studies
(CTS), Asom, situated at Guwahati, where, while talking to the media, had
opposed the accord of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the six indigenous

ASYO demands unconditional release of arrested members
TINSUKIA, Jan 8: The Assam
Students and Youth Organization (ASYO), central commitee has alleged at a press
meet held at the Tinsukia Press Club that a distributor of a private telecom
company — Aircel — Hemanta Gohain in a planned manner had allegedly hatched a
conspiracy leading to the arrest of six of the organization members on January 3
on the charges of kidnapping and extortion.


Picketing paralyses functioning of offices
SHILLONG, Jan 8: The two-day
office picketing called by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) which began today has
paralysed the functioning of both State and Central Government offices in
Shillong as most of the offices wore a deserted look with most of the employees
abstaining themselves from attending duties. The students’ body had called for a
series of agitation, which started with a procession on Monday to protest
against the Government decision to hand over power projects to private


to intensify stir; NCP seeks Governor’s intervention
SHILLONG, Jan 9: The Khasi
Students’ Union (KSU) has threatened to intensify its agitation if the
Government fails to scrap proposed joint venture with private companies to
develop the power projects in the State. The KSU will meet on Friday to decide
its next course of action. KSU general secretary Hamlet Dohling told The
Sentinel today: “If the Government refuses to climb down from its rigid stand,
we have no other alternative but to pursue with our agitational programmes”.


Picketing enters second
SHILLONG, Jan 9: The KSU-sponsored office picketing, which entered
the second day today, has again witnessed very thin attendance in almost all the
Government offices, including banks and Central Government establishments, even
as no KSU activists were seen to disrupt office goers. …more…


inflicting physical torture in ULFA’s name: Chutia students’

TINSUKIA, Jan 10: Strong reaction has been created with regard to the
alleged mental and physical torture unleashed upon the president of the All
Assam Chutia Students’ Union (AACSU) central committee and convenor of the
Peoples’ Committee for Peace Initiatives in Assam (PCPIA), Pranjal Saikia, by
troops of the 7/11 Gorkha Regiment, based at Kakopathar in Tinsukia district.


postpones agitation
Jan 10: While keeping its proposed agitation in abeyance till the next cabinet
meeting, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) termed the decision to develop the
power potential through joint venture as ‘unilateral decision taken by some
vested interest’.


flays Congress for ‘tarnishing’ organization’s image
TINSUKIA, Jan 13: The war of words between Chabua MLA Raju Sahu and
his once-upon-a-time mother organization, All Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA),
continues even today, which started long before the panchayat elections.


demands repeal of Central Rule
NSF fear atrocities on civilians by security forces(SEN, 14-1-2008)

KOHIMA, Jan 13: The Naga Students’ Federation
(NSF), apex body of all Naga tribes, today demanded repeal of the President’s
Rule in the State saying that this will empower the security forces to commit
more atrocities on the civilians. NSF president Imchatoba Imchen in a press
release here has expressed his resentment over the imposition of Central rule in
the State at a time when the federation was continuously struggling against the
Armed Forces Special Power Act, 1958.


general conference concludes

The 64th
general conference of the Ao Students Union (AKM) concluded here successfully at
Mongsenyimti, the host village. The conference was attended by more than 2000
students from different units besides invitees and special guests. The
conference was held under the theme "Renaissance in the mode of economic


RSU bandhs on January 28

Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) and Rengma Students’ Union (RSU) have called for
simultaneous and separate 12-hour bandhs starting 6 a.m. on January 28 in their
respective jurisdictions, to protest the proposed ordinance of the Central
Cabinet Committee on Delimitation to de-link Nagaland from the ongoing
delimitation process. …more…


Prominent Bodos want their youths to be sober

KOKRAJHAR, Jan 1: A section of prominent Bodos of repute from various
fields are of the opinion that the Bodo youths of both the sexes need to be
sober so as to check their moral degradation. Talking to The Sentinel at Gaurang
Park here, where around 500 picnic parties flock on January 1 every year,
Ramfalbil Anchalik Committee president of All Bodo Women Welfare Forum (ABWWF)
Rajashree Basumatary said: “Entertainment is a must in life, and picnic parties
on New Year Day foster unity and friendship among people of various groups. But
while doing that, one shouldn’t allow one’s morality to go down. Too much
alcoholism can never be a virtue.” …more…


leader attacked
KOKRAJHAR, Jan 2: The greater Simbargaon area in Kokrajhar district is
tense following the attack on Simbargaon ABSU leader Nabin Basumatary and other
student activists allegedly by some former BLT rebels yesterday. Nabin
Basumatary has been hospitalized.


urged to reconsider panchayat poll-boycott decision (SEN_3_1_2008)
 GUWAHATI, Jan 2: On the eve of the second phase of the panchayat
polls in lower Asom, a meeting of leading citizens, litterateurs and members of
the Koch Rajbongshi community was held to think and discuss about the problems
afflicting the community, its language, customs and culture.People from all
walks of life including senior citizens, litterateurs, cultural activists and
artistes held a ‘Nagarik Sabha’ at Ganeshguri, presided over by Ranaditya
Barman. The sabha was attended by the All Kamatapur Students’ Organization (AKSO),
Koch Rajbongshi Pancha (KRP) and All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (Atul
Rai)(AKRSU-A). …more…


Confusion over abduction of KSU leader
SHILLONG, Jan 2: The denial of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation
Council (HNLC) of its involvement in the abduction of a senior functionary of
the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on December 16 has made many to speculate. The
president of KSU’s Dawki circle, Fairshall Kongwang, was kidnapped by
unidentified gunmen on December 16. The subsequent arrest and revelations
indicated that the HNLC men were involved in the kidnapping of Kongwang from
Umkrem village near the Indo-Banglaesh border. Police sources have been
maintaining that Kongwang was taken to Bangladesh. …more…


Power projects to pvt firms: KSU to take to streets
SHILLONG, Jan 3: The Khasi
Students’ Union (KSU) will launch an agitational programme from January 7 in
protest against the handing over of hydel power projects to private companies.
The students’ body had served January 2 as its ultimatum to the Government to
review the decision, and after the expiry of the deadline the KSU has announced
a series of agitational programmes from January 7 to 9.

allows KSU to take out procession
SHILLONG, Jan 4: East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner B Dhar has
granted permission to the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) for taking out a
procession on January 7. However, Section 144 CrPC would also be imposed on all
the three agitational programmes to be carried out by the students’ body. The
decision was taken after the Deputy Commissioner met the students’ body here
this evening when they discussed the routes of the procession. …more…


condemns attack on leaders
KOKRAJHAR, Jan 7: The Kokrajhar district committee of the All Bodo
Students’ Union (ABSU) has strongly condemned the recent attack on the secretary
of the Sibbargaon ABSU Anchalik Committee, Nabin Basumatary. The district ABSU
also severely condemned the killing of surrendered NDFB cadre Raja Basumatary at
his rented residence at Gwjwnpuri in Kokrajhar on…more…


takes to streets on power deal
 SHILLONG, Jan 7: Over 300 members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU)
took out a procession here today against the Government decision to hand over
power projects to private companies. Led by president Samuel B Jyrwa, the KSU
protested against the Congress-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition
Government. Banners condemning the deal fluttered over the streets of Shillong
as well as slogans demanding withdrawal of the deal and to hand over the Kynshi
and Umngot power projects rent the air. …more…


district ABSU convention ends
 TEZPUR, Jan 29 – ABSU has been working sincerely and with persistent
effort to establish Boro nationalism reflecting socio-economic development of
the people, observed ABSU president Rwngwar Narzary while speaking in the
open-session of 35th annual convention of Sonitpur District Committee ABSU on
Thursday at Balishang under Biswanath sub-division of Sonitpur district
organised by SDC, ABSU in collaboration with Biswanath Anchalik ABSU. …more…

ZSU calls bandh(NPT_28_1_2008)

Dimapur, Jan 27 (NPN): Endorsing its support to
the tribal hohos, the All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (AZSU) has called for a
12-hour bandh in Peren district on January 28 in protest against the proposed
ordinance of central committee on delimitation to exempt Nagaland from the
purview of delimitation exercise.

 LKM felicitates NU topper(NPT_28_1_2008)

The Langpangkong Students’ Union (LKM) under Mokokchung has felicitated Miss K.
Azüngla Pongen, daughter of Mr & Mrs Kikanungsang Pongen of Chuchuyimlang
village and presently residing at Dimapur for receiving the "Educational
Promotional Trust Award" for Academic Excellence from Ao Students’ Conference (AKM)
during its 64th general conference held at Mongsenyimti village under Mokokchung

LSUD ‘B’ general session held(NPT_31_1_2008)

DIMAPUR: The day long
5th session of the Lotha Students Union Diphupar ‘B’ (LSUD-B) was held on the
theme "how to be successful in life" at local ground Diphupar ‘B’ here
Wednesday. The session was graced by CMO, Dimapur, Dr. T. Kikon as chief guest
and senior lecturer, GCD, Dr. M.L. Ngullie as speaker. …more…

KDSSU condemns(NPT_31_1_2008)

DIMAPUR: The Kiphire
District Sümi Students’ Union (KDSSU) has condemned the Kiphire district
administration for the "zero progress" made on the action against the persons
who were allegedly involved in the crime on December 24. A press release issued
by KDSSU president, Benito K Swü and general secretary, Simon Sümi pointed out
that due to the bias attitude shown by the administration in dealing with the
Seyochung village incident, the Sangtam community of the village was taking
undue advantage by constructing war fence since January 28 by illegally cutting
down the planrtation of the Sümis. …more…


people keen to usher in New Year in memorable way
 GUWAHATI, Dec 31 – With just a few hours left for the clock to
strike the midnight hour, hectic preparations are on to usher in the New Year in
a manner hitherto unforgettable and unimaginable. But not all are keen to be
part of the ruckus that has become sine qua non for celebrating the birth of a
new year. In a heartening departure from the usual hullobaloo, a section of the
young generation of the State has decided to contribute towards peace and
prosperity of the State through creative pursuits. …more…

CM opens YPA hall

IMPHAL, Jan 8: Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh today
inaugurated a multipurpose hall-cum-indoor stadium at EIMI colony, Laimanai,
Imphal constructed by the Young Paite Association with a major part of the
funding from the North Eastern Council, NEC.
The hall having a sitting capacity of 1000 persons was constructed at the cost
of Rs.58.99 lakhs. Out of this amount Rs. 47.56 lakhs was from the NEC funding
and the remaining amount was from donations received by the Young Paite
Association from well wishers and individuals. …more…

Gaikhangam gets assurance from
Delhi CM on molestation issue (IFP_10_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 8: Responding to the demand of the Manipur
Pradesh Congress Committee president Gaikhangam, Delhi chief minister Sheila
Dixit has asked the Delhi police for immediate action to book the culprits
behind the alleged molestation of two Manipuri girls at the national capital
last week. In the meantime, the Democratic Students` Alliance of Manipur, DESAM
has condemned the incident in which around 25 people molested two Manipuri
girls, terming the acts as that of beasts. …more…

Tribal bodies call bandh on Jan

Imphal, Jan 9: In a show of solidarity to the joint
initiative of two tribal apex bodies – Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) and United Naga
Council (UNC) – in pursuing concerned authority to expedite the process of
delimitation in Manipur without any further delay, the Kuki Students`
Organization General headquarters (KSO-GHQ) and the All Naga Students`
Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have called 12-hour Manipur bandh on January 11.

ATSUM to start direct action
over teacher shortages (IFP_15_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 14: Issues relating to delimitation, shortage
of teachers in the hill districts, Tipaimukh Dam, the impending famine in
Parbung sub-division and the plight of the alleged rape victims of Parbung and
Thanlon were highlighted at a press conference held at the ATSUM`s information
office here today. All Tribal Students Union, Manipur spokesperson Joseph R Hmar,
addressing the press meet, asserted that the Delimitation Commission should
carry on the delimitation process with the inclusion of Manipur. …more…

KSU against govt decision

The Khasi Student’s Union
today decided to take to the streets to pressurize the Congress-led Meghalaya
Democratic Alliance government to scrap the cabinet decision of handing over six
hydro-power projects to private companies. Announcing the agitation, KSU
President Samuel Jyrwa said the students’ body would take out a protest march
starting from its office to the main secretariat on January 7. The following day
the students’ body would hold road blockadge from 005 hours to 1700 hours in
East, West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi district of the state, he said.



general conference


The 61st general conference of the Chakhesang Students Union (CSU) cum the
golden jubilee of the Kikrüma Students’ Union (KSU) will be held from January 8
to 11 at Kikruma village. The chief guest for the inaugural session will be the
Governor of Nagaland, K. Shankaranarayanan, former chief minister of Nagaland,
Neiphiu Rio for the KSU golden jubilee, Khekiho Zhimomi, for Minister for
Industries & Commerce for the cultural day.


general conference


The 48th general conference of
Changkikong Students’ Conference (CSC) will be observed from January 9 to 11 at
Molungyimsen village, under the theme ‘Shaping destiny’ CSC general secretary,
Snagtemmongba, informed in a press note.


violating recruitment norms: NSUI Nagaland


The recent examination for 37 posts
of telecom technical assistant (TTA) conducted by the CGMT, NE-II Circle, BSNL,
exclusively for the states of Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, has
raised a storm with the National Students Union of India (NSUI) Nagaland Unit
alleging that the BSNL had violated the Government norms, and appealing to the
Union minister of Communication & IT to intervene in the matter.



KSU up against power projects

JAN 7:
The Khasi Students’
Union took out a procession on Monday to protest against the Congress-led
Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government’s decision to handover the Kynshi
and Umngot power projects to private companies.


KSU up against power projects transfer

JAN 7:
The Khasi Students’
Union took out a procession on Monday to protest against the Congress-led
Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government’s decision to handover the Kynshi
and Umngot power projects to private companies. The influential KSU have
threaten that if the government fail to revoke the cabinet decision of handing
the power projects to the private companies it will then have to be ready to
face a long drawn agitation. The students’ body started off its three-day
agitational programme on today which will be followed by two days office
picketing on Tuesday and Wednesday.


felicitates IQEA awardee


The Atoizu Range Students’ Union (ARSU) has felicitated I. Shiwoto Aye, managing
director of Atoto Tea Company Pvt. Ltd for being awarded the "International
Quality Excellency Award" (IQEA) during National seminar held at New Delhi on
November 27.


general session


The Confederation of Chang Students’ Union (CCSU) will hold its 44th general
session from January 22 to 24 at Taknyu village, with former minister P. Longon
as chief guest in the inaugural session. A press release issued by the assistant
general secretary of the confederation, M Wongto Chang stated that cultural
show, symposium and essay competition would be the major highlights of the
programme, where former MLA Kejong Chang would be the guest of honour.





The Kuhoxu Students Union (KSU) has
expressed gratitude to former minister for Industries and Commerce, H Khekiho
Zhimomi for gracing the 19th Kuhoxu Students Union annual session as chief guest
in the inaugural function. The union also thanked him for donating Rs. 60,000
towards the union fund.


annual session


The Ghokimi Students’
Union (GSU) held its 45th annual session from December 27 to 28 at Ghokimi local
ground with the theme "Forward and Progress".The chief guest, Dr. Vikuto Wotsa
senior specialist Civil hospital, Zunheboto exhorted the students to preserve
dignity of labour and also donated an amount of rupees 25,000 towards the Union
and rupees 6,000 towards the cultural programme.


WTYU felicitate



The Yimpang Village Students’ Union (YVSU)
and Wokha Town Yimpang Union (WTYU) have felicitated Y. Thumchobemo Yanthan and
Philip Y. Yanthan on them being recommended to the posts of DSP and UDA (Home)
through NPSC respectively.


SASU session held


The 13th annual session of the
Seyochung Area Students Union (SASU) was held from January 4 to 6 at Thangthure
village under the theme "Bringing Science and Community" with C. Kipili Sangtam
as the chief guest and Daniel Sechopi as the resource person. Speaking on the
occasion, the chief guest urged the students to excel in their studies and to
preserve cultural traditions.


Lotha Students’ Union (LSU). ultimatum to BSNL,Reliance (NPT_13_1_2008)


Two mobile service providing
companies – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Reliance- functioning at
Wokha have been served an ultimatum by the Lotha Students’ Union (LSU).The LSU
demanded a "show cause reasons within 24 hours with immediate effect" for the
companies’ alleged failure to provide communicable service within the district.



Rally in Delhi

Dimapur, Jan 13 (NPN): The
Northeast Support Centre and other such student organizations will jointly
organise a rally in Delhi on January 20 in protest against the growing incidents
of discrimination against north-easterners by Delhi police and residents of the
national capital. A decision towards this effect was taken at a meeting held at
the Indian Social Institute on Saturday. …more…


exposure programme held


The Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement
(NCYM) has organized a month long cultural exchange cum exposure trip to South
India recently. The NCYM team consisted of 25 youth representing different
tribes of Nagaland. The team was guided by Rev. Fr. C.P. Anto, Youth Director,
Diocese of Kohima along with Miss Julia and Bro. James.


audio-video piracy or face music, warns student body
GUWAHATI, Dec 31 – In view of the local artistes and producers
incurring huge losses on account of the pirated version of audio cassettes and
CDs flooding the market, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) recently announced
that it would take action against those elements involved in piracy if the
Government does not take immediate steps. …more…

KSU leader kidnapped by HNLC,
claims police
SHILLONG, Dec 31 – The police claimed here that the banned
Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has abducted Khasi Students’
Union leader, Fairshal Khongwang. The police further claimed that the militant
outfit had abducted the student leader and taken him to Bangladesh soil.

Black day observed(AST_2_1_2008)
GUWAHATI, Jan 1 – The All Kamatapur Students’ Organisation observed
the first day of the New Year as black day in protest against the amalgamation
Cooch Behar with West Bengal. …more…

Meghalaya police release 6
Bangla intruders
SHILLONG, Jan 1 – Meghalaya police on Sunday let go six persons who
illegally crossed over from Bangladesh after the Border Security Force (BSF)
nabbed and handed the six persons, including two women, to the State police. BSF
today expressed surprise at the State police’s action. All six (claiming to hail
from Manipur) were arrested by the BSF after they crossed over to India from
Bangladesh in Dawki. Those arrested identified themselves as Kirti Singh, Usha
Rani Devi, Lakshmi Devi, Nicolaia alias Hypo and Romesh alias Nabi. …more…

KSU announces stir programme
opposing govt decision(AST_4_1_2008)
 SHILLONG, Jan 3 – The Khasi Students’ Union today announced a series
of agitations from January 7 in protest against the Meghalaya Government’s
decision to hand over six power projects to private companies. The KSU would
take out a protest march from its office to the Secretariat on January 7, said
KSU president Samuel Jyrwa. The next day, KSU has called for a road blockade
from 5 am to 5 pm in East and West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts of the
State. …more…

NSUI ultimatum to

From Our Bureau
 DIBRUGARH, Jan 5 – Poor telecommunication services by BSNL in the Dibrugarh and
Tinsukia districts in the past few months has prompted the NSUI to serve an
ultimatum on BSNL, demanding immediate improvement of services or face an
agitation. An NSUI delegation met the BSNL authorities here on Friday and sought
an explanation why services have reached frustrating levels. On behalf of the
BSNL, deputy general manager Chattopadhyay said work is on to improve the mobile
network. The students also demanded immediate improvement of the landline and
broadband services, saying this state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue.

Ex-BLT cadres assault ABSU
 KOKRAJHAR, Jan 5 – One Nabin Basumatary (27), a member of local ABSU
unit of Simbargaon under Kokrajhar PS was attacked by a group of armed ex-BLT
cadres recently. The injured Nabin Basumatary, secretary of local ABSU unit was
attcked during a picnic party at Jaynar close to Simbargaon area. …more…


calls for two-day picketing
SHILLONG, Jan 6 – The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has altered its
agitational programme with the student body today calling for a two-day office
picketing on January 8 and 9. Earlier, KSU called for a road blockade and bandh
in East, West and Ri-Bhoi districts of the state on January 8 and 9. But
following a request from religious organizations KSU today changed its plan.

Student leader held(AST_8_1_2008)
 DIBRUGARH, Jan 7: The Army today picked up the working president of the
All Assam Chutia Students’ Union Pranjal Saikia from his residence this morning
for his alleged links with the ULFA and later released him. – Staff


Youth Festival from Feb 16
 GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – In the backdrop of widespread violence and cultural
degradation that is threatening the fabric of the hill district, the Karbi
Cultural Society (KCS) has decided to promote the folk culture of the Karbis at
the 34th Karbi Youth Festival this year. Announcing the dates of the forthcoming
youth festival before media persons in the capital city on Monday, the Karbi
Cultural Society, Central Committee said that violence and cultural degradation
was taking its toll on the Karbi society, particularly on the youth. …more…

KSU strike paralyses government
SHILLONG, Jan 8 – Office-goers here conveniently took a holiday today,
after the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) called a two-day office picketing, despite
the government warning of action against absentees. Normal functioning at
government offices and financial institutions were affected in the East Khasi
Hills.  In West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts of Meghalaya, offices
functioned normally, said Deputy Commissioners of the districts, F Kharlyngdoh
and SF Khongwir respectively over phone. …more…

Geleky incident(AST,10-1-2008)
 NAZIRA, Jan 9: The AASU, ATTSA and Geleky Nagarik Surakshya Samity
submitted a memorandum to the ONGC Executive Director to take action regarding
the flow of an oily substance in Geleky since January 5, which has damaged a few
houses.– Correspondent


road poetry session by Cotton SFI unit
GUWAHATI, Jan 9 – The Wednesday afternoon was not like any other
afternoons that slip away without creating the slightest of ripple in the public
psyche. Indeed the day, which was given a different colour by young students of
Cotton College, succeeded in achieving what programmes with expensive budgets
had failed to do so far—bring people to a halt. …more…

AASU signs MoU with FASS for NE
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 – In a bid to enhance the State’s development, the All
Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS),
which works as a think-tank welfare organisation for the development of the NE
region, today entered into an agreement and signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) on Wednesday. The thrust areas for joint venture as propounded by the
agreement include the education sector, career-related areas and generation of
self-employment. …more…

KSU keeps agitation on hold(AST_11_1_2008)
SHILLONG, Jan 10 – After the end of its two-day office picketing, the
Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) today kept on hold its agitation and decided to wait
for next week’s Cabinet sitting. The Meghalaya Cabinet would meet on January 17
to discuss on the controversy surrounding its earlier decision to hand over six
power projects to private companies. The KSU wants the decision revoked.

AASU sweeps THB College union
JAMUGURIHAT, Jan 11 – Election to the students’ union of Tyagbir Hem
Baruah College here was held recently with mass participation of the students.
Hiranya Baruah, Chittaranjan Nath, Bishnu Bora, Manjil Gayan, Lakshyajyoti Das
were elected as general secretary, games and sports secretary, debating and
discourse secretary, social service secretary and festival secretary
respectively, defeating their rivals comprehensively. …more…

FASS-AASU MoU for development
of NE
GUWAHATI, Jan 13 – In a bid to enhance State’s development, the All Assam
Students’ Union (AASU) and the Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS), which
works as a think-tank welfare organisation for the development of the NE region,
recently entered into an agreement and signed a memorandum of understanding. The
thrust areas for joint venture as propounded by the agreement include the
education sector, career-related areas and generation of self-employment.

AASAA submission on Beltola
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 — The All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA)
will make its submission before the RK Manisana Singh Commission probing the
Beltola violence tomorrow and the day after. – Staff Reporter


candidates stage dharna
KOHIMA, Jan 16 – Expressing discontentment over the response of the
Nagaland Public Service Commission, the aspiring candidates of Combined
Technical Services Examination 2007-08 continued with boycotting of the ongoing
examinations for the fifth-day today staged peaceful demonstration by sitting in
dharna holding placards and banners in front of the NPSC gate. …more…

New office bearers(SHT,

SHILLONG: The National
Students Union of India (NSUI), Meghalaya unit reconstituted its Mawlai Block at
a meeting held here recently, a release said. The meeting elected Mardapbiang
Kharkongor as president and Paiabha Tariang as general secretary besides others
office bearers. MPPC president OL Nongtdu, FS Cajee, MDC, graced the function


Office picketing on Jan 8, 9; Procession today
KSU calls off bandh, blockade(SHT, 7-1-2008)

By Our

The KSU-called road blockade and bandh on January 8 and 9, have been
suspended, purportedly to suit some wedding dates and church programmes.

KSU president
Samuel Jyrwa, after an emergency meeting on Sunday, said they had decided to
call off the blockade and bandh after appeals from church leaders, senior
citizens and parents of those children whose marriages are scheduled on the two


rally peaceful, office picketing from today(SHT, 8-1-2008)

The KSU-sponsored public procession on Monday went off peacefully but the
students’ body threatened to step up its agitation if the State Government did
not roll back its decision to hand over power projects to private firms. Holding
placards and chanting slogans against the Lapand-led MDA Government, hundreds of
KSU activists joined the public procession starting from KSU office, Jaiaw. The
processionists marched through Police Bazaar, Lachumiere and Barik Point before
converging on Soso Tham Auditorium premises.


to decide future course of action today
Mukul defends Cabinet decision on power deal(SHT, 10th January

Unfazed by KSU outcry and
opposition from other parties, Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday
defended the Cabinet nod to hand over five hydro-power projects to private
companies, saying the government decision was made "in the best interest" of the
State. "I personally feel that the government decision toand over power projects
to private companies is the best thing that has happened in the history of
Meghalaya. Everything has been done in a transparent manner," Mr Sangma told
reporters on Wednesday.

office picketing concludes(SHT, 10th January

The two-day
KSU-sponsored office picketing against the decision of the State Government on
power projects ended peacefully on Wednesday but it continued to affect
government functioning with most offices in the city and headquarters of Khasi
and Jaintia Hills districts registering skeletal attendance. Most of the State
Government offices in the city were more or less empty and functioned with only
senior officials turning up for duty. The Main Secretariat wore a deserted look
due to scanty number of employees attending office.

suspends agitation temporarily(SHT, 11th January

The KSU has decided to suspend its agitation against the controversial power
deal in view of the State Cabinet meeting scheduled for January 17. Taking to
reporters after KSU’s Central Executive Committee meeting here on Thursday, KSU
president Samuel Jyrwa expressed surprise over Power Minister Mukul Sangma’s
statement that the power deal was reached in a transparent manner. The student
leader reiterated that the Cabinet decision to hand over electricity projects to
private companies violated the State Power Policy framed by the government


National Youth Day observed in city(SHT_13_1_2008)

Ramakrishna Mission
Shillong on Saturday celebrated the 144th birthday anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. Speaking as the chief guest, State Chief
Secretary Ranjan Chatterjee hailed the influence of Swamiji on the Indian youth,
which has made India shine at the global level. "People in the West are
beginning to recognise the values of India due to its dynamic youth,"



Police still clueless about KSU leader(SHT_14_1_2008)

Police are still clueless
about the whereabouts of KSU’s

Dawki Circle
president Phersial Kongwang, who went messing under mysterious circumstances
about one month ago. Police had earlier claimed that Mr Kongwang was kidnapped
and taken to Bangladesh by suspected HNLC rebels. Mr Kongwang’s friends Stepping
Lamin and Sharky Lamin, who were reportedly with the KSU leader at the time of
his kidnapping, were also picked up for interrogation.


students rally to protest against discrimination(SHT_15_1_2008)

The North East Support
Centre and other such students groups of the region will organise a rally next
Sunday to protest against "discrimination" by the police and residents of Delhi
towards people from North East. A decision to this regard was taken up at a
meeting titled "Respecting Differences" which discussed the necessity of
accepting the plural identity of the north eastern people in the city. More
cases of discrimination have surfaced with so many students from the North East
coming to Delhi every year, the meeting was told.


Manipuri youth to rally on foot(SHT_16_1_2008)

Around 300 Manipuri youths
will take a mass foot rally upto Assam via Nagaland from Imphal covering a long
one thousand five hundred kilometers carrying the theme of Peace, Love and Unity
under the banner of Imphal based youth organization Young Horizon, starting from
January 30.


People’s victory, says Purno(SHT_19_1_2008)

senior NCP leader Purno Sangma has termed the Cabinet decision to put the power
deal on hold as a "victory of the people."

"This is a victory of the people of
Meghalaya. The MDA Government signed the deal with private companies without
letting the people know the terms and conditions contained in the MoAs," Mr
Sangma said at a function held for releasing NCP’s poll manifesto on Friday. Mr
Sangma showered praise on KSU, FKJGP and others for their strong stand against
the "shady deal." He reiterated that if his party came to power, the deal would
be scrapped.


denies assault charge(SHT_26_1_2008)

GSU has denied the charge of assault on pedestrians in Rajabala levelled against
the Union by NCP candidate Ashahel D Shira.The GSU, in a statement, said its CEC
meeting at Phulbari held on January 19 last passed off without any untoward
incident thanks to the Police Department which provided adequate security for
the conference.


NESO seeks
special safeguards for region
GUWAHATI, Jan 27 – The North East Students’
Organisation (NESO) Friday reiterated its demand for a special constitutional
safeguard to the aboriginal peoples of the NE region. In a statement here, NESO
president Samujjal Bhattacharyya and general secretary Gumjum Haider said that
the Constitution of the country was framed vesting all powers at the hands of
the Central Government. The demand for decentralisation of power was turned down
in the Constituent Assembly.

AASAA leader picked up(AST_29_1_2008)
 DIBRUGARH, Jan 28 — Police last night picked
up the vice president of All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA)
Raphael Kujur from his home in Khowang tea estate here in connection with the
recent Beltola violence and is expected to be handed over to the Dispur police
for interrogation.


youths set novel example of self-reliance
 UDALGURI, Jan 20 – “The unemployed educated
Bodo youths have set an example of self-reliance by way of involving themselves
in the setting up a tea factory at Amjuli, which would create another milestone
in their progress.” This was said by George Basumatari, Deputy Commissioner of
Udalguri district while laying the foundation stone of ‘Mwder Co-operative Tea
Industry Limited’ at the heart of Mwderbari Tea Estate under the initiative of
All Bodoland Small Tea Grower’s Association (ABSTGA) at Amjuli in Udalguri
district recently.

AASU demands LIC
divisional office in Dibrugarh
From Our Staff Correspondent
 DIBRUGARH, Jan 25 – All Dibrugarh Students’ Union (ADSU), the local unit of
AASU, has called upon the Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of
India to set up a divisional office of the company here.

2 NSS volunteers from
Jorhat AAU to participate in Delhi R-Day

 JORHAT, Jan 25 – Two National Service Scheme volunteers from the Assam
Agricultural University here will be participating in the Republic Day parade to
be held at Raj Path, New Delhi tomorrow, the NSS programme officer of AAU, Sajib
Borua informed.

Swahid Divas observed(AST_1_1_2008)
 DUNI, Dec 31 – The Swahid Divas of AASU was
observed by Paschim Darrang Regional Students’ Union with a day-long programme
at Andherighat. The programme began with the hoisting of AASU flag by the
president of the student body Md Wahedur Khadakar. Haladhar Chaharia, adviser of
the student body offered floral wreath at the martyrs’ column. Foundatin stone
of a permanent martyrs’ column was laid by Madan Ch Chaharia, headmaster of

High School.


KSU leader kidnapped by HNLC,
claims police
SHILLONG, Dec 31 – The police claimed here
that the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has abducted
Khasi Students’ Union leader, Fairshal Khongwang. The police further claimed
that the militant outfit had abducted the student leader and taken him to
Bangladesh soil.


ZSU appeals(SEX_19_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 18: Zelia-ng-rong Students’ Union
Tou- sem Area and Tousem Hqs Students’ Union have appe-aled to revoke the
transfer order of T Panmei from being DC of Tamenglong dist to Registrar of
Cooperative Societies.

DESAM shuts down nursing school
 IMPHAL, Jan 18: The Democratic Students’
Alliance of manipur has announced permanent closure of Irengbam Thamcha Devi
Nursing & Health Care Research Institute, Uripok with immediate effect on
charges that the institute is not affiliated to relevant board/council and that
it was established to dupe students for monetary gain of those running the same.



debate continues, EA gen secy clarifies-II(SEX_19_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 18: Compelled by the
circumstances, the EA sought assis- tance from the MSF to check the illegal
activities of the BOD. After making a detail enquiry, the MSF came up with
concrete evidences incriminating the BOD of in- dulging in various illegal
activities and corruption in the name of giving appointment to some individuals,
…more… Tikensana.



IMPHAL, Jan 20:The Naga Students, Union, Chandel has warned that if the
transfer order of Dr Kh Aishek, CMO in charge of Chandel is not stayed within
three days time, then it would launch a series of agitation including closing
down the CMO office and suspending all medical services. …more


 IMPHAL, Jan 21: As per the resolution of its executive body meeting held
on January 20 at Tangkhul Avenue under the chairmanship of T Babylon Kom, the
present executive body of the Komrem Students’ Union has been dissolved,
informed a KRSU release…more….



IMPHAL, Jan 21: Expressing deep concern over the lack of progress in the
development work on NH-39, the Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA)
has urged the State Government to immeidately look into the matter so that the
highway renovation work is accelerated. …more…


urged to lift ban(sex_22_1_2008)

 IMPHAL, Jan 21: The pre-sident of the Irengbam Thamcha Devi Nursing and
Health Care Institute Irengbam Ibotombi has appealed to the student body, DESAM
to lift the recent ban imposed on the institute in consideration of the future
of the nursing students of the institute. …more…


IMPHAL, Jan 22: The Kom Rem Students’ Union has clarified that no
decision has been taken so far to dissolve the existing power of the union,
instead a general assembly will be convened. …more….


decries tardy SPA work(sex_23_1_2008)

 IMPHAL, Jan 22: The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (Atsum) has
expressed strong resentment over the alegedly tardy and unsatisfactory
construction activities concerning high schools/higher secondaries, junior high
schools and teachers’ living quarters inspite of withdrawing certain amounts
earmarked for such constructions under the Special Plan Assistance of 2006-07
fiscal in the districts of Churachandpur and Senapati. …more…


reacts to ATSUM’ note(sex_23_1_2008)

 Imphal, Jan 22: Following the press note of the All Tribal Students’
Union, Manipur (ATSUM) that appeared two days ago, the units of the All Naga
Students Association, Mani- pur (ANSAM) from the districts of Ukhrul, Senapati
and Chandel have come out with a joint statement that they did not participate
in the recent ATSUM federal assembly at Tamenglong. …more…

appeals (sex_24_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 23: In view of the forthcoming Lui-Ngai-Ni, 2008 celebration
which would take place at Chandel district headquarters, Naga Students’ Union,
Chandel has appealed to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to ensure regular
mobile phone service in the interest of the people. …more…



IMPHAL, Jan 23: According to a release issued by Pastor, SDA church,
Tarung Imphal, the three delegates of Seventh-day Adventist Church Tarung, who
went to attend the four- day Youth Conference of the North East India Union of
Seventh-day Adventist held from January 17 to 20 at Aizawl, Mizoram have
returned home safe. All together 140 delegates from Manipur attended the
conference, the release said.


row resolved(sex_24_1_2008)

Lamka, Jan 23: The Manipur Hills Journalist’ Union has amicably settled
its standoff with the Holland based NGO, MSF later today as the MSF project
director expressed regret over any misunderstanding that may have transpired
between the parties. …more…


Nursing Institute’s founder sets record straight(sex_24_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 23: In the aftermath of the DESAM’s declaration that the
Irengbam Thamcha Devi Nursing and Health Care Research Institute has been banned
for good, the institute’s founder Irengbam Ibotombi has clarified that the
institute was not established through fraudulent means with the objective of
earning only profit. …more…


demands white paper(sex_25_1_2008)

 LAMKA, Jan 24 : Exactly a week after a ‘sub-standard’ wooden bridge over
Ngasuanlui river gave in under the weight of a truck claiming the lives of 20
passengers and causing injuries to 38 others, Zomi Students’ Federation (ZSF)
has issued a series of demands, including a white paper on the work taken up
under ACA along the Singngat-Behiang stretch of Tiddim Road in the wake of the
incident. …more…


ZSU complains(sex_25_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 24: Zeliang-rong Students’ Union, Manipur (ZSUM) has
complained against Engineers of PWD in Tamenglong district for their alleged
negli- gence and absence from duties. In a representation submitted to the Chef
Minister, ZSUM chairman GH New-meh said the entire people of Tamenglong district
and ZSUM are extremely unha-ppy over the long negligen- ce and absence of almost
all the Engineers of PWD who are posted in the district without any concern

AMSU meet kicks off(SEX_29_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 28: The 42nd annual general conference of All Manipur
Students’ Union (AMSU) has begun from today at Kakchig Higher Secondary School.
The inaugural function of the general conference which would go on for three
days was attended by for-mer AMSU president and PDA Chairman Dr Kh Loken as
chief guest, AMSU pre-sident Khamba Laishram as fucntional president and former
AMSU presidents L Dilip and S Budhi as guests of honour. …more…


KSO’s mock
HSLC exam(SEX_30_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 29: HSLC mock exam organised by the Kuki Students’
Organisation (KSO) in collaboration with Sadar Hills ADP of World Vision India
will be conducted as scheduled earlier. …more…



DNSU flays imposter(NPT_23_2_2008)

DIMAPUR: The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has condemned the heinous act
of Durlove Baruah for impersonating as Director of Enforcement, Ministry of
Finance, GOI, for illegally demanding money from applicants with promise to
provide jobs in the department. The DNSU in a press release issued jointly by
its president Solomon L. Awomi and assistant general secretary K. Mhachio Odyuo
stated that

LSUD ‘B’ session(NPT_23_2_2008)

The Lotha Students’ Union
Diphupar ‘B’ (LSUD ‘B’) will hold its 5th annual session on January 30 at local
ground with CMO, Dr. T. Kikon as the chief guest and Senior lecturer Government
College Dimapur as the speaker, stated a press release issued by vice-president
Lambert Ngullie. The Union urged all its members and elders to attend the

KSU appreciates(NPT_23_2_2008)

Kohima: The Konyak Students’ Union (KSU)
has appreciated SDO PHED and the Department for connecting water supply to the
union’s office. In a release KSU president, K.Manpong Konyak, said the service
of the PHED department would help the union and further urged other departments
for their co-operation and support. …more…

YSU session held(NPT_23_2_2008)

The general session of the Y. Aunru Students’
Union (YSU) was held from January 3 to 4 at Public Campus with Yimchunger Tribal
Council finance secretary A.M.Hopong as the chief guest and L. Ahoshe as the
guest of honour. The chief guest in his speech said that Y. Aunru being the
oldest village among the

NASU session held(NPT_23_2_2008)

The Nihokhu Area Students’ Union (NASU) Niuland
held its 19th annual session from January 19 to 20. The NASU in a release has
thanked Rtd RD Director Kikheho Zhimo, ex-minister K. Hollohon, Airport incharge
Dimapur, Mughavi Zhimo and Dr. Vekuto Murru, Animal Husbandry Kohima for gracing
the occasion as chief guests and speakers.

PVSU annual session held(NPT_23_2_2008)

DIMAPUR: The Pangti
Village Students’ Union observed its 57th annual session on December 19 under
the theme ‘Retrospection and Introspection’ with Er. Senka Jami as the chief
guest and Chibemo Shitiri as the theme speaker. A release by its outgoing
president, N Nchumbemo stated that during the session a new team of office
bearers for the tenure 2008-2009 was elected, where the team would be led by K
Nchumbemo Odyuo as the president and T Nongothung Shitiri as general secretary.

PSC conference(NPT_23_2_2008)

The Phom Students’ Conference (PSC) will hold its 49th annual session on January
25 at the conference office Longleng at 9 am. Publicity and information
secretary PSC has requested the office bearers and all the federating unit
presidents and their colleagues to take note and attend the programme
positively. It further informed that agendas should be submitted on or before
January 24 to its Union Assembly Secretary.

PBSSU annual session(NPT_23_2_2008)

The 16th annual session of Purana Bazar Sumi Students’ Union (PBSSU) has been
convened on January 22 at 10 am at Sumi Baptist Church, Purana Bazar with Er.
Khetovi Awomi, EE, PHED Zunheboto, as chief guest. A press release issued by the
union general secretary Vicky Achumi, has requested all the members and well
wishers of the union to attend the session

RASU ban on hunting, fishing(NPT_23_2_2008)

The Ralan Area Students’ Union (RASU) has
resolved to ban hunting, burning of forest and fishing by use of explosive,
poisonous chemical or netting under its jurisdiction in an effort to preserve
and protect the natural beauty of flora and fauna and also to maintain balanced
eco system, during its meeting on January 6.

PSU session held(NPT_23_2_2008)

The 39th annual session of Philimi Students’ Union (PSU) was held from December
18 to 20 on the theme "Preserver for the Wholesome" with Dr. (Capt) Mughavi Sema
as the chief guest. According to a press release issued by PSU president, Y.
Anato Yeptho, various activities that included prepared speech on the topic
‘Your Vision for Philimi village after 20 years’, seminar cum workshop on
‘Career guidance and Employment opportunity’ and ‘Self confidence



The Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) has convened its handing and taking over
programme at Conclave Hall LCS Building, near Ao Church Kohima on January 25 at
11am. CSU in a release issued by its president, Vevoyi D. Vadeo has requested
all the outgoing office bearers as well as the newly elected office bearers to
be present without fail.

TSU social work(NPT_23_2_2008)

The Tseminyu Students’ Union (TSU) will organize a social work on January 26 for
its union fund. It has asked all its members to co-operate and participate in
the work without fail.

Nursing school `banned` by DESAM

IMPHAL, Jan 18: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur, DESAM has
imposed a total ban on the Irengbam Thamcha Devi Nursing and Health Care
Research Institute for all time. Announcing the imposition of the ban, the
students body alleged that the institution is affiliated to none of the nursing
board or councils in the country and was earning money by cheating the nursing
aspirant girls of the state. …more…

Assam Accord failed to address
infiltration: Sangma(SEN_19_1_2008)
Shillong, Jan 18: Expressing his opposition to the alarming influx
from Bangladesh, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary PA Sangma
today said the Assam Accord had failed to resolve the issue. “I had always
opposed the Assam Accord as its proposition cannot deal with the problem. Even
after 22 years of the signing of the accord, Asom has failed to resolve the
issue,” Sangma told reporters here.
Spelling out NCP’s plan, Sangma who is also the party’s Chief Ministerial
candidate, said: “If the NCP comes to power, we will first identify the citizens
and issue them citizenship certificates”. …more…


activists block NH 37(SEN_19_1_2008)

 TINSUKIA, Jan 18: Nearly 100 activists of the
All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) today blocked traffic at the
National Highway-37 at Rupai in Doom Dooma from 9:30 am to 4 pm demanding the
release of the acting president of the Doom Dooma unit of the students’ body by
the police. The AASAA official was allegedly assaulted by the personal assistant
of Doom Dooma MLA Durga Bhumij before he was detained by the police.



students’ body opposes mass conclave(SEN_19_1_2008)

 JORHAT, Jan 18: The All Assam Deori Students’
Union (AADSU) has strongly opposed the proposed mass convention to be organized
by a ‘dubious’ Deori political forum in Lakhimpur district from January 20 to
22. In a strongly-worded statement, AADSU general secretary Harigobinda Deori
has asked the office-bearers of all units of the student body to refrain from
taking part in the three-day conclave.


text books to school students: AASU(SEN_21_1_2008)
 BOXIRHAT, Jan 20: The All Assam Student’s
Union (AASU) threatens state cuise stire for distribution of text books to
school students of the State, a large number of student’s have been waiting for
their annual examination results even after passing of 18 days of the new
academic year in many provincialised HS school in Dhubri district as sources


30 youths
to get CYP funds(SEN_22_1_2008)

 SHILLONG, Jan 21: Altogether 30 youths from
semi-urban areas of the State would receive funds from the Commonwealth Youth
Programme (CYP) to set up and expand micro enterprises and small business
establishments. The CYP through the Commonwealth Youth Credit Initiative (CYCI)
has selected the youths from the underprivileged section of the State in the age
group of 25 to 35 years, CYP Asia Centre Regional Director Raj K Mishra told
reporters here today.

OIL blockade (SEN_23_1_2008)

 DIBRUGARH, Jan 22: The Sadou Asom Mottock
Yuba-Chatra Sanmilan (SAMYCS) has called a 1,000-hour OIL blockade from tomorrow
preventing the movement of all mode of OIL’s transport in Dibrugarh district.


the Beltola Incident(SEN_23_1_2008)
This refers to the report titled “Is the
government interested in probing the Beltola incident?” (The Sentinel, January
14, 2008). The Beltola incident was largely provoked by the vandalism
perpetrated by the rowdy elements of the Adivasi youths who violated the ethics
of the civil society by indiscriminately attacking the innocent bystanders while
carrying out their rally, armed with bows and arrows.


ATSUM for probe into
`irregularities` (IFP, 22-1-2008)

Imphal, Jan 21: The All Tribal
Students` Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has plumbed irregularities in the closets of
some of the state`s departments and demanded high level inquiry team to probe
the alleged indiscretion of the department concerned.
According to a statement of the ATSUM issued today by its information and
publicity secretary Joseph Hmar, a sanctioned amount of Rs 15 crores under the
special planning assistance for the construction of high schools and higher
secondary schools, junior high schools and teachers quarters in the hill
districts have been misappropriated by the agencies entrusted for the
construction of the same.

Youth fest

IMPHAL, Jan 24: The State Youth team which participated in the 13th National
Youth Festival held at Chennai in Tamil Nadu from January 12 to 16 has returned
with a bagful ofawards.The 62 member team won the first prizes in the folk dance
(group), one-act play and Manipuri Classical Dance competition, plus second
prize in guitar, and third prize in folk song (group) winning total prize money
of Rs. 3,67,000, including Rs. 2 lakhs for the folk dance (group) and Rs. 1.2
lakhs for one-act play.

Republic Day peaceful in

AIZAWL, Jan 27: Despite the cold, people
of Mizoram thronged the Assam Rifles Ground here today to celebrate the 59th
Republic Day. Governor Lt Gen (rtd) M M Lakhera unfurled the tricolour and
received salutes from five armed contingents, seven unarmed contingents, 11
schools and four pipe bands during the parade.

Manipur celebrates
Republic Day amid boycott call by ultras(SEN_28_1_2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 27: Manipur yesterday celebrated
the 59th Republic Day amid an unprecedented security in view of boycott call by
insurgents. The capital Imphal was brought under a security blanket as all
available forces were pressed into service to counter any move to thwart attempt
to disrupt the celebrations.

FB secretariat member
resigns, becomes CPI(M) candidate(SEN_28_1_2008)

AGARTALA, Jan 27: The Tripura Forward Bloc (FB)
secretariat member Sudhir Chandra Majumdar has resigned from the party following
a rift within the Left Front on seat sharing between FB and CPI(M) for the
February 23 Assembly polls.
Majumder, who is also the councilor of Agartala Municipal Council (AMC),
resigned here last night alleging that FB practised the anti-Left policy.



has failed to protect State’s heritage: AASU(SEN_28_1_2008)

GUWAHATI, Jan 27: The All Assam Students’
Union (AASU) and the Assam Unnati Xabha (AUX) today held a sit-in demonstration
at the Latasil playground in Guwahati demanding that the Government should
provide security to rhinos, wildlife, and forest area.


vice-president arrested(SEN_29_1_2008)

 DIBRUGARH, Jan 28: The police arrested All
Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) vice-president Rafeal Kujur from
his residence at Khowang here on charges of his involvement in the November 24
incident at Beltola in Guwahati. It may be mentioned here that members of AASAA
had clashed with the local people of Beltola area on November 24 last.


against killing (SEN_29_1_2008)

 TEZPUR, Jan 28: The President of Asom Gana
Parishad (AGP) Brindabon Goswami has expressed serious concern over the killing
of Naba Saikia, former publicity personnel of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU)
at Biswanath Chariali by the police on the suspicion of Saikia being a member of
an extremist outfit. Condemning the incident Goswami said that rather than
killing Saikia the police could have arrested him instead. Goswami expressing
his condolence to the bereaved family asked the Tarun Gogoi Governmnent to check
such random killings and demanded a thorough enquiry of the incident by an
independent authority.


stone laid(SEN_30_1_2008)

 TEOK, Jan 29: The foundation stone of the
bust of the former Asom Minister, Teok LAC Legislator and AASU Leader Lalit
Chandra Rajkhowa was laid by Haren Rajkhowa at the premises of Teok High School
playground recently on the occasion of the 18th death anniversary of the leader.
A general meeting was also held under the joint auspices of Jorhat


calls Asom bandh (SEN_31_1_2008)

 GUWAHATI, Jan 30: The Justice (retired) RK
Manisana Singh Commission, investigating the November 24 Beltola incident, will
cross-examine Adivasi student leader Raphael Kuzur, currently in the custody of
Basistha police. The commission took the decision in this regard while
responding to an appeal made by All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA)
leader Jastin Lakra here today. Meanwhile, the AASAA has called a 24-hour Asom
bandh on February 1 demanding the unconditional release of Kuzur. The bandh,
which was originally called on January 31, has been deferred to February 1 in
view of the Me-Dam-Me-Phi. .




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