Northeast India Clipings

A Monthly Compilation of Clippings

Archive for the ‘Student Movement, Youth Unrest’ Category

Student’s Movement and Youth Unrest, February 2008

Posted by buraluit on May 14, 2009


v\:* { behavior: url(#default#VML) }
o\:* { behavior: url(#default#VML) }
.shape { behavior: url(#default#VML) }


Kokrajhar: A three-day central conference of the All
Bodoland Minority Students’ Union concluded on Sunday at Bhotgaon in Kokrajhar.
The committee decided to form a Bodoland Haz committee and a Bodoland Madrasa


rally (TEL_6_2_K8)

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. .

Law &
order takes a toll in Bodo belt(TEL_6_2_K8)

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…

Repoll dates irk AASU(TEL_7_2_K8)

Hailakandi, Feb. 6: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU)
has strongly protested against the Election Commission’s order for repolling in
371 polling booths on February 12 and 15. The Hailakandi unit of the AASU is
particularly opposed to repolling on February 15, the first day of the HSLC and
the Higher Secondary examinations. Its office-bearers have contacted their chief
Samujjal Bhattacharyya to launch a movement. .

Schools to
be tested on disaster plans(TEL_7_2_K8)

Feb. 6: The Kamrup (metro) district administration has
decided to conduct mock drills in city-based educational institutions to test
their preparedness to tackle natural disasters. An official in the
administration said the disaster management cell of the office of deputy
commissioner of Kamrup (metro) district had been asked to conduct the mock
drills particularly in city schools to see their preparedness to tackle
disasters like fire and earthquake. .

not interested in devp of Mottock areas: SAMYCS

Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Feb 16: Dibrugarh
Police headed by Tabu Ram Pegu, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) arrested
five leaders — Devid Chetia, vice-president, central committee, and Indra
Hazarika, Mukul Hazarika, Bijit Konowar and Devajit Lahan of the Sadou Asom
Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmillan (SAMYCS) on Thursday night in connection with the
burning down of an Oil India Limited (OIL) employee-carrying bus bearing
registration No. AS-23-D-4314 at Timona under Lahoal PS in Dibrugarh district.



ABSU stages demonstration for textbooks

UDALGURI, Feb 18: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) has staged a
demonstration demanding earlier and timely supply of textbooks in the schools,
provincialization of Bodo medium schools and appointment of teachers here today.


launches rally for quality education, qualified teachers(SEN, 19-2-08)

HOWRAGHAT, Feb 18: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Karbi Anglong
district unit, launched a rally today at Langhin Tiniali demanding of the
Government to provide sufficient text books and to recruit qualified teachers in
Karbi Anglong district.
The rally which was led by Bilimohan Khakhlary, Daman Basumatary, president and
secretary respectively of the ABSU, Karbi Anglong unit, Chandra Basumatary,
former executive member, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) was also joined
by representatives of various social organizations of the district along with
hundreds of students of educational institutions of entire Langhin Tiniali area.
The rally started from the Langhin Public Library to Langhin Bus Syndicate near
NH 36. ...more…


Free coaching class


WOKHA, Feb 6: The Lotha
Students’ Union is organizing a one month free coaching class for students
appearing HSLC Exam 2008 at AG High School building Wokha, stated a press
release. The coaching class will continue till February 22. The LSU has
requested all students appearing HSLC Exams to avail the free coaching class.


education campaign

Joint forum of MU, Council & Board mooted

 IMPHAL, Feb 9: For further
improvement of the education system in Manipur, there is an urgent need for
setting up a joint forum of Manipur University, Council of Higher Secondary
Education and Board of Secondary Education Ma-nipur, Registrar of Manipur
University Prof N Lokendra has mooted.Speaking as chief guest of the 2nd
anniversary fun-ction of the Manipuri Stud- ents Federation (MSF)- sponsored
Education campaign – ‘Eikhoi Lairik Ningthina Tamshi’ held at Pujari High
School, Kha-ngabok today, Prof Lokendra said that the campaign being launched by
various social organisati-ons including MSF to im- prove the system of education
in the State is very much essential. While pointing out that efforts are being
made for providing additional fund to the education sector in the 11th plan with
the main objective of improving the standard of education in the country, Prof
Lokendra said it is to create a knowledge-based and inclusive society.



MSAD fumes

IMPHAL, Feb 9: Reacting sharply to a
comment of the Minister of State for Home Prakash Jaiswal as was re-ported in
the February 9 edition of The Hindu news-paper, Manipur Students’ Association
Delhi (MSAD) has demanded an outright apology from the Union Minister besides
asking Congress chief Sonia Gan-dhi to reign in and replace irresponsible
Ministers like Jaiswal with another incumbent.


demands (SEX, 11-2-08)
IMPHAL, Feb 10 : Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU)
has asserted that conversion of Manipur University into a Central University has
not only added grievances but also push all the tribal community into a dire
In a statement, general secretary of MUTSU Mi-chael Lunminthang said that
silently observing all the developments like a mute spectators will only heap
more and more problems. ...more…


TSA threatens
joining stir (SEX, 19-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 18: Close on the heels of the Febraury 20 state-wide bandh,
called by the written test qualified candidates for primary teachers 2006,
Thadou Students’ Association, Sadar Hills district committee has appealed the
Government to consider the fate of thousands of students and take a positive
decision soon on the matter as the academic session of the year began. .


DESAM `bans` state civil services
exams over age limit issue (IFP,7-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 6: Demanding an immediate review of the age
limit set in the notification issued by the Manipur Public Service Commission
yesterday for holding a combined competitive examination for fresh recruitment
to the MCS, MPS and other posts, the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur,
DESAM, has announced that it is `banning` all examination related process with
immediate effect.
The DESAM, in a strongly worded statement, denounced the MPSC and the state
government for fixing the age limit for competing in the examination in
accordance with Union Public Service Commission norms, stating that this was
completely unsuitable to the state, and is against the interest of the public
and the student community. ...more…

ECHO awards for two children(IFP,7-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 6: The Manipur University Students Union,
today gave away the ECHO Child Award to two children in acknowledgement of their
accomplishments today at a function held at the conference hall, Students Home,
Manipur University.
The award this year went to Reshmi Samom, 12 years, the daughter of S Milan
Singh of Yaiskul Janmasthan, and Samurailatpam Gulsan Sharma, son of S Mahanta
Sharma, of Sagolband Thangjam Leirak. .

MSF academic campaign completes two years (IFP, 10-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 9: The Manipuri Students Federation, MSF,
today observed the 2nd anniversary of its academic campaign, `Eikhoi Lairik
Ningthina Tamsi` with a function held at the Pujari High School, Khangabok.
The MSF has been organising this campaign since 2006 focussing on the issue of
quality education in the state, and on student activities. Its first campaign
was held at the Centenary Hall, Manipur University, from February 9 to 10, 2006
with other apex bodies of Manipur. .

Tribal students to give up Manipur university from Mar 1 (IFP, 17-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: Protesting against lack of adequate
opportunities for the tribal communities in Manipur University, the All Tribal
Students Association, Manipur has declared that all tribal students of the
university will withdraw en masse from the institute from March 1, 2008.
A statement issued by the ATSUM said the tribal students would be bidding
farewell to the university from 11 am of March 1 as they no longer feel at home
there, and have nothing to look forward to.
`On the other hand, we feel that our continued stay there is going to prolong
our frustration and hurt ourselves more and more,` the statement said. .

State students raise NE issues before cji during Delhi meet (IFP,19-2-08)

NEW DELHI, February 17: The President of India Smt.
Pratibha Devisingh Patil today inaugurated the 9-day long National Conclave of
North Eastern States for Access to Justice to Women of the Region at Plenary
Hall of the Vigyan Bhawan here, in the presence of the Union Minister of Law and
Justice Dr H. R. Bhardwaj and the Chief Justice of India Mr. Justice K.G.
Balakrishnan. The National Legal Services Authority organized the Conclave for
the North Eastern States which was the first time of such kind in the post
independent era of the country. .

WSSU flays NSCN (I-M) (NPT, 8-2-08)

(NPN): The Western Sumi Students’ Union (WSSU) has expressed indignation over
the NSCN (I-M) accusation that the Sumi Hoho (SH) and Western Sumi Hoho (WSH)
were responsible for the recent surge in anti-social activities and said such
accusations were nothing short of “blasphemy” to the entire Sumi community. .



rally protests crimes(NPT, 8-2-08)

DIMAPUR, FEB 7 (NPN): Around ten thousand people,
including students, public and shop owners today expressed resentment over
recent incidents of kidnap and ransom of businessmen in Dimapur city at a rally
held at the Deluxe Point junction, organized under the aegis of the Dimapur Naga
Student’s Union (DNSU). ...more…


Students torch candidate’s
(NPT, 10-2-08)

Shillong, Feb 9: In the first
incident of poll-related violence in Meghalaya, suspected Garo Student’s Union
members have set ablaze a vehicle, requisitioned by Congress MLA Samuel Sangma.
Police today said the incident occurred yesterday when a group of GSU members
torched the Tata Sumo in front of the GSU office in Dapgre village in the
state’s West Garo Hills district. .



The Khasi Students’ Union has called an all-party meeting on
Tuesday on uranium mining.

AASU meet
to save rhinos(TEL_24_2_K8)

Guwahati, Feb. 23: Environmentalists and senior
citizens from all over Assam will meet at Kohora in Kaziranga National Park
tomorrow to launch a campaign for the protection of rhinos.The All Assam
Students’ Union has organised the meeting to build public opinion on how best to
protect the rhinos, which are being rampantly killed by poachers. .


pray before idols(TEL_19_2_K8)


– Students
of Bodo-medium schools stage sit-in

Kokrajhar, Feb. 18: Hundreds of schoolchildren, led by
the All Bodo Students’ Union (Absu), today staged a sit-in in front of idols of
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and education minister Ripun Bora, demanding
immediate steps to address the problems faced by Bodo-medium schools.Armed with
placards, they demanded adequate number of textbooks and teachers as well as
quality education. The placards read: “Provide us quality education chief
minister Sir, education minister Sir”, “Please ensure our future”, “We feel
sorry for not getting sufficient text books”, “We need your kindness and
sympathy to build our future”. ...more…

KSU takes up price rise
issue(SHT, 6-2-08)

Shillong: The KSU has found out that there were stark contrast between
the prices of essential commodities, as fixed by the concerned authorities and
those sold in the markets in the city. A random survey conducted by the KSU
Farmer and Consumer Cell has brought to notice that that the price of essential
commodities in the market is higher than what has been fixed by Deputy
Commissioner (Supply), East Khasi Hills. .

faction to intensify stir(AST_4_2_K8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 3 – The All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union (AKRSU),
Atul Rai faction on Sunday warned the Government that the movement for ST status
would be intensified now that the Panchayat elections are over. The student body
has called a six hours rail blockade on February 6 in 11 districts in Assam and
6 districts in West Bengal. The blockade will start from 5 am. .

AASU protest rally over rhino
BOKAKHAT, Feb 4 – The Bokakhat subdivisional unit of the AASU took out a
huge protest rally yesterday against the frequent poaching cases of rhino at
Kaziranga National Park.
The rally that started from the AASU’s office premises, was joined by hundreds
of students and marched to the office of the director and DFO of the KNP
situated at Bokakhat. The rally organises a protest meet in front of the
Director’s office. ...more…

AKRSU demand on definition of
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU),
Biswajit Rai faction, today said that the Assam Accord was obsolete and there
was no sense in trying to define who is an Assamese on the basis of the Assam
Accord. ...more…


institutes Amulya Kakati award
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – The Student-Artiste-Litterateur Trust of the All
Guwahati Students’ Union (AGSU) today announced its decision to institute an
annual award in the name of renowned actor, playwright, director and cinema
scriptwriter Late Amulya Kakati with effect from 2007. In a statement here, the
All Guwahati Students’ Union said that the award would be presented to those who
make significant contributions to the Assamese culture. .


sweeps DUPGSU polls
DIBRUGARH, Feb 6 – In a keenly fought electoral contest, the NSUI
defeated AASU to keep the Dibrugarh University Post Graduate Students’ Union (DUPGSU),
by winning the posts of president, general secretary and assistant general
secretary. The AASU candidates came second in the elections for all the three
seats. Results of the DUPGSU elections were announced here this afternoon. The
elections were held on Monday. ...more…

Thousands throng Karbi Youth

DIPHU, Feb 17 – Thousands of people from various backgrounds across
the hill district thronged Taralangsu at the ongoing Karbi Youth Festival today,
the third day of the festival, held under the aegis of Karbi Cultural Society.
The day began with the competitions of bongoi alun (ode to love) lun chethak
(traditional dance), lun kimi pen kekan (Karbi modern dance), lun cheto
(chorus), etc., at Longmirjeng and Singnirjeng estate. .

ABSU unveils action plan for
congenial academic ambience
HOWRAGHAT, Feb 17 – The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Karbi Anglong
district unit has unveiled its annual action plan here on Sunday. As per
resolutions of the executive committee, the general secretary Daman Basumatary
stated through a press release that the student organization will provide its
first preference to exempt the ‘educational institutions’ from the purview any
bandh to be called by the organization for the greater interest of the student
community. ...more…

AASU protest against poaching(AST_18_2_k8)
NAGAON, Feb 17 – The Nagaon district unit of AASU on Wednesday took out
last a huge procession in Nagaon town to register their protest against
destruction of forest area, poaching of rhino and other wild animals to
facilitate encroachment of Kaziranga National Park area.
The processionists before taking out the procession gathered at the Nehrubali
and flayed the officials concerned for their negligence in protecting the
National Park. ...more…

ABSU committed to Mission
Quality Education: Narzary
UDALGURI, Feb 17 – “Teachers and guardians of Bodo medium schools of the
state have considerable responsibility to better the education scenario of Bodo
medium schools where there has been downfall in quality. The influence and
mushroom growth of English medium schools have pushed most of the guardians to
educate their wards in English medium, but there are dozens of instances where a
good number of students educated in Bodo medium have excelled in academic
performance and enjoying honourable career.” This was said by Rwngwra Narzary,
president of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) while addressing a mammoth
gathering of students and guardians in the open session of 33rd annual
convention of Udalguri district committee of the students’ organisation as chief
guest. ...more…

Churachandpur students gear up
to tackle famine
IMPHAL, Feb 17 – The Churachandpur District Students’ Union (CDSU) has
come out finally to appeal to the public regarding the imminent famine in
Churachandpur’s interior areas of Manipur where the people who are wrestling
against their famished belly increased, even as the state Cabinet had given its
approval to sanction funds to fight the mautam (famine) menace earlier in its
meeting. ...more…

AASU slams NHPC; says Subansiri
project threatening people’s lives,

NHPC has completely ignored the social and environmental implications of the
project, alleges Dhemaji AASU unit

DHEMAJI, Jan 31: The Dhemaji district committee of the All Assam Students’ Union
(AASU) has stated that the Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project may pose a
threat to the life and property of the people living near the Subansiri river.
The AASU unit has alleged that the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)
has completely ignored the social and environmental impacts of the project. It
has alleged that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report is grossly
inadequate. Doubts regarding the release of water during monsoons, silt
deposited in the reservoir and the impact of an earthquake like the one that had
jolted the region in 1950 on the project have been luring in the in the minds of
the people.


DESAM asks IRB JAC to call off Gen
strike at once (SEX_1_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: Contending that the proposed
24-hour general stri- ke being called by the JAC for 5th and 6th IRB Waiting
List Candidates from 5 am tomorrow is unreasonable, Democratic Students’
Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has asked the sponsor of the strike to call it off
Demanding to know the motive behind calling the general strike by a handful of
people without any consideration of problems it might create to over 25 lakhs
population of the people in the State, publicity and pro-paganda secretary of
DESAM KC Ibomcha recalled the earlier meetings with the JAC representatives in
which it was agreed that apart from calling general strike other democratic form
of agitations can be launched so as not to disturb the education of the student.



AASAA bandh
 DIBRUGARH, Feb 1: The 24-hour statewide bandh called by the All Adivasi
Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) in protest against the arrest of its vice
president Raphael Kujur in connection with the recent Beltola violence failed to
evoke much response in the main commercial hub of Dibrugarh. – Staff


‘Results in tea belt a mandate
against AASAA, ATTSA’
 GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – As the counting of the Panchayat polls is drawing
to a close and the opposition parties as well as the ruling party are rejoicing
over the results of the local polls for their own reasons, the Congress Tea
Cell, the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha and the INTUC Legislative Forum are doubly
happy claiming that the results of the local polls are a mandate against the
leadership of the All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) and the
Assam Tea Tribe Students Association (ATTSA). .

AMSU constitution amended at
Kakching meet (IFP_2_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 1: The 42nd annual general conference
of the All Manipur Students Union, ended today at the Kakching Higher Secondary
Among the major decisions taken at the general body, was to amend article 14 of
the AMSU`s constitution to extend the term of the executive council of the
student body from the current one year to two years.
This is to enable the AMSU to serve the interests of the student community and
the public better, a statement issued by the AMSU general secretary, T
Premananda said, adding that the extension of the term would be effective
immediately. ...more…

AMSU general

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 1: The 42nd Annual Conference of All Manipur Students’ Union which
was held at a stretch of five days long concluded today at Kak-ching higher
Secondary School, Kak-ching.
The event of the apex body of all students of Manipur mainly emphasised upon the
duties of students and took a firm dicision to contribute every possible efforts
in setting up a State University in Manipur.


TMNL appeals, seeks explanation(SEX_3_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 2: The Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL), the apex youth council of
Tangkhul community has reiterated its appeal to all the NGOs working in the
field of HIV/AIDS to implement their programmes and projects sincerely instead
of hijacking fund for their own personal gain.

Kuzur’s admission
establishes ANLA role in Beltola incident(SEN_4_2_k8)

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 3: The November 24 incident at Beltola in Guwahati took a new
twist with All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) vice president
Raphael Kuzur indirectly admitting before the Justice Manisana Singh Inquiry
Commission that the Adivasi student body has link with the Adivasi National
Liberation Army (ALNA). It may be mentioned here that soon after the Beltola
incident, the State police said that the ANLA had been behind the Adivasi
processionists’ offensive on the local people of Beltola.


NSF, NPC flay killing,

DIMAPUR, FEB 4 (NPN): The Naga Students Federation (NSF)
and the Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC) have condemned the recent spurt in
extortion, abduction for ransom and killing in Dimapur.
NSF in a press release issued by its Games & Sport Secretary, Meijiang Gonmie,
said some section of business community in Dimapur were presently undergoing
immense mental trauma and physical insecurity due to unabated extortion,
kidnapping and killing for ransom without any rhyme or reason. .


NCRC (Sümi)
Youth meeting(NPT_5_2_K8)

The NCRC (Sümi) Youth has called an emergency meeting pertaining to setting up
Jubilee Committees and documentation of past records and other related matters.
A press release issued by Joshua Sheqi, President NCRC (Sümi) Youth stated that
in connection with the programme, a formal invitation has been accorded to the
Executive Secretary, NCRC (Sümi), field evangelists, all the office bearers of
the first batch, all the former presidents and general secretaries, and the
present office bearers.

DNSU rally
to protest killings(SEN_5_2_k8)

KOHIMA, Feb 4: The Dimapur Naga Students’
Union (DNSU) has called for a public rally on February 7 to protest the recent
spate of murders and abductions in and around Dimapur.
A release, issued by DNSU president Solomon L Awomi and general secretary I
Mangyang Jamir here today, stated that the rally would be organized to protest
the unprecedented increase in abductions and killings which had created fear
psychosis among the citizens of Dimapur town.


parties no good for Bodo society: Rwngwra(SEN_5_2_k8)

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 4: President of ABSU Rwngwra
Narzary said the political parties will never protect the interest of the Bodo
society other than bringing social obstacles in Bodo society.
Narzary was speaking at the open session of the 39th annual convention of
Kokrajhar District Committee of the ABSU which concluded today at Gossaigaon
College field. The Gossaigaon Anchalik Committee of ABSU also held it 21st
convention at the same venue which began from February 2.


annual conference of ABSU held(SEN_5_2_k8)

UDALGURI, Feb 4: The 33rd Annual Conference of
the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), Udalguri Anchalik Committee, concluded
The ABSU committee has adopted resolution to conduct cleanliness operation at
Udalguri on the foundation day of ABSU. Besides felicitation of the HSLC toppers
from Bodo medium the ABSU unit will visit schools to take stock of the
educational institutions.

DNSU rally to protest

KOHIMA, Feb 4: The Dimapur Naga Students’
Union (DNSU) has called for a public rally on February 7 to protest the recent
spate of murders and abductions in and around Dimapur.
A release, issued by DNSU president Solomon L Awomi and general secretary I
Mangyang Jamir here today, stated that the rally would be organized to protest
the unprecedented increase in abductions and killings which had created fear
psychosis among the citizens of Dimapur town.


supports chakka bandh call(SEX_12_2_k8)

Imphal, Feb 11: The Kuki Students Organisation
– General Headquarters (KSO-Ghq) has put its weight behind the February 13
Manipur hill districts 24-hour chakka bandh called by the relief and
rehabilitation body of the victims of ethnic clashes of the nineties in Manipur
Endorsing the move of the Communal Victims Relief and Resettlement Asso- ciation
Manipur (CVR-RAM) in calling hill districts off-the-wheel bandh on February 13
protesting against the government’s dilly-dallying tactics in releasing the
already sanctioned funds meant for the people affected in the ethnic clashes,
the Kuki Stu- dents’ Organization, General Headquarters has on Monday asked the
government to resolve the issue at the earliest date in “the best interest of
the both government and the ethnic clash victims”.


demands CBI probe into rhino kilings

NAGAON, Feb 12: The AASU has demanded a CBI inquiry into
the cases of poaching of rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park. The Nagaon
district unit of AASU has strongly condemned the poaching of rhinos in the
Kaziranga National Park and has criticized the Government for its inaction. The
district unit also criticized Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain for failing to
protect the rhino from the hands of poachers. .



Police detain 11(AST_17_2_K8)

From Our Spl Correspondent
NEW DELHI, Feb 16 – Delhi Police has detained at least 11 miscreants involved in
an attack on students of Arunachal Pradesh studying in Delhi University.
Condition of a student continues to be critical, while others were release from
hospital after first aid, in an incident that has raised the hackles of the
students belonging to the North-east studying at the national capital. .

City ABSU unit protests Govt
failure to provide textbooks
GUWAHATI, Feb 18 – Effigies were not burnt by the All Bodo Students’
Union (ABSU), Guwahati district committee on Monday when they protested against
the failure of the Government in supplying textbooks to the Bodo medium schools
at the start of the academic session.
Fed up with taking up various agitational programmes to get their demands
fulfilled and especially as the protest programmes failed to yield the desired
result, the ABSU took up a symbolic step by begging before the effigies of Chief
Minister Tarun Gogoi and Education Minister Ripun Borah.
“We have repeatedly demanded of the authorities concerned to supply textbooks to
the Bodo medium schools on time. But our demands have fallen on deaf ears,”
complained Dersin Daimari, president of the ABSU, Guwahati district committee. .

Scientists laud AASU, Unnati
Sabha initiative
GUWAHATI, Feb 18 – Scientists from the Central Potato Research
Institute visited the 500-bigha potato cultivation area in Barpeta district
being done under the initiative of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom
Unnati Sabha, and assured them of extending cooperation in carrying forward the
venture. ...more…

AJYCP dharna at Udalguri(AST_19_2_K8)
From Our Correspondent
 UDALGURI, Feb 18 – More than 30 members of Udalguri district committee of Asom
Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad staged a two-hour-long sit-in demonstration on
February 16 last on the Udalguri DC office premises, demanding immediate release
of MASS activist Lachit Bordoloi and a stop to atrocities on mediapersons in the


ABSU rally
at Langhing demands quality education
HOWRAGHAT, Feb 20 – The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Karbi
Anglong district unit organised a vigorous rally at Langhing Tiniali urging the
government to provide sufficient text books and recruit qualified teachers in
the Karbi Anglong hill district. .

Uranium mining: Parties
opt KSU line

SHILLONG, Feb 12: National and regional parties contesting
the March 3 Meghalaya Assembly polls toe the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) in
opposing the proposed Uranium Mining in West Khasi Hills district. The KSU
called an all-party meeting today to question the political parties’ stand on
the vexed uranium mining issue in West Khasi Hills district. .


TNVSA meet ends
IMPHAL, Feb 12: Under the theme, Let Peace
Prevail, Tangkhul Naga Valley Student Association (TNVSA) concluded its 2st
general conference at Happyland today. The conference was hosted by Happyland
Ka-tamnao Long. A sports meet participated by delegates from around 30 villa-
ges was also or-ganised as a part of the week-long conference.


SFI convention
IMPHAL, Feb 12: The Students’ Federation of India, Manipur State
Committee will host a one day State le-vel Organisational Conven- tion on Feb 17
at the Nupilan Memorial Complex where deliberation on issues of national
importance including education would be the main focus.


NSF’s twin
demands on Governor(NPT_14_2_K8)

DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): The Naga Student’s Federation (NSF) has urged
the State Governor to look into speedy implementation of the High Power
Committee Report on total revamping of Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC)
and fixation of length of service of government employees. .


IMPHAL, Feb 13: AMSU has conveyed best wishes to all the candidates
of the upcoming HSSLC and HSLC exams scheduled to commence from Feb 29 and March
3 respectively.

ZSUKA drive
IMPHAL, Feb 13: Zeliang-rong Students Union (ZSU) of Khoupum area has
asked officials of vari ous departments present in the area to be dutiful. The
union is pla-nning to conduct inspecti- on of these offices and who are found
neglecting their duty will be penalised, said assembly speaker of the Union in a


AASU takes
stock of Media Trust project
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – Officials of Media Trust, Assam, had a meeting with Dr
Samujjal Bhatacharya and Tapan Gogoi, adviser and general secretary respectively
of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) over the progress of the ongoing media
archives project. ...more…

AJYCP meet at Barpeta(AST_15_2_k8)
BARPETA, Feb 14 – A general meeting of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra
Parishad, Barpeta Anchalik Committee was held recently on the office premises
located at Barpeta with the district president Nabajit Bayan in the chair.
After explanation of the purpose of the meet by Chandan Kalita, the district
secretary, several speakers including Bijan Bayan, central organising secretary,
Rabindra Nath Hazarika, adviser to the central committee and Naba Kumar Das,
ex-adviser, dwelt at length on the aims and objectives of AJYCP. .


MSAD inspects State info centre

IMPHAL, Feb 14: A team of Manipuri Students’ Association,
Delhi (MSAD) to- day visited the Manipur Information Centre at New Delhi to
inspect and found the state of affairs prevailing there much to the dismay of
the inspection team.
The team highlighted that unlike the information centres of other States like
Bihar, Maharashtra, Karna-taka and Assam, the Mani- pur Information Centre do-es
not have its own library, where one can get to read about the State. .


DESAM serves deadline on NSA
Principal (SEX, 15-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 14: Sticking to its allegation that Principal of the National
Sports Academy (NSA) L Ajit was involved in scheming to misappropriate fund from
the Academy by using fabricated bills, the DESAM has asked the Principal to
surrender within five days.
Speaking to reporters at its office this afternoon, DESAM advisor PC Newton
reiterated that Ajit cannot deny his fraudulent attempt to swindle Rs 3,69,712
from the Academy.
As per the bill prepared by the Principal himself, total cost for supplying mess
for 71 days was Rs 3,61,088. However, the M/S Tandoor Mahal was informed that
mess bill should be prepar-ed according to the atten- dance of the players only
after all the supply was delivered, alleged DESAM. .


Absu to
pray in front of ministers’ idols(TEL, 18-2-08)

Kokrajhar, Feb. 17: The All Bodo Students’ Union (Absu)
has hit upon a novel idea to protest against alleged inaction of Dispur to
address the problems faced by Bodo-medium schools. In areas under the Bodoland
Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) as well as in Darrang, Sonitpur, Karbi Anglong
and Golaghat districts, where there are Bodo-medium schools, Absu activists will
put up idols of chief minister Tarun Gogoi and education minister Ripun Bora
tomorrow. ...more…

GUWAHATI, Feb 19 – The All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union (AKRSU),
Biswajit Rai faction on Tuesday announced that the 498th Divas of Chilarai would
be centrally observed at Sukladhvaj Khetra, Baska district from February 21. The
two day programme would be replete with seminar, cultural procession and open
session. Kanaksen Deka, president, Assam Sahitya Sabha would be the chief guest
in the open session.


Baksa dist
Bodo students’ body meet held
JALAH, Feb 19 – The workers’ meet of Baksa District Bodo Students’ Union
was held at Silbari High School under Jalah circle in Baksa district recently.
The meet was inaugurated by Pramod Boro, vice-president of All Bodo Students’
Union. Kati Ram Boro, president of Baksa District Bodo Students’ Union, presided
over the workers meet. ...more…

Demo against murder of student
PATHSALA, Feb 19 – Activists of Bajali district committee of AJYCP
observed ‘black day’ by wearing black badges on January 29 in protest against
the murder of student leader Nava Sarma during the tenure of the present
Congress rule in the State. ...more…

Cleanliness drive by ABSU(AST_20_2_k8)
UDALGURI, Feb 19 – As part of the central programme of the All Bodo
Students’ Union (ABSU) on its 41st foundation day, more than 450 ABSU activists
of Udalguri Anchalik Committee conducted a cleanliness drive in Udalguri town. .


BSS and
ABSU mourn Doleswar Boro’s demise(SEN_20_2_k8)

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 19: Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) and the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU)
expressed deep concern over the sudden demises of the former president of the
BSS Doleswar Boro who breathed his last at Dhani Ram Baruah city Nursing Home
yesterday. Boro was suffering from cancer and admitted in the DR Baruah Nursing
home some days back for treatment.
In an interview with The Sentinel, the president of BSS Brajendra Kumar Brahma
said Doleswar Boro was one of the most dedicated and hard working person for the
Bodo language and literature. ...more…

KSO poll (SEX_20_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 19: With the term of office for the 2005-07
session of the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Ukhrul district having expired, the
KSO general headquarters today dissolved the KSO unit and fixed February 29 for
election of new office bearers at Litan sareikhong. The KSO HQs has also
approved continuation of the Ukhrul unit’s president as the caretaker president
until further notice, added a release.


Age limit for State CS exam

ATSUM backs age relaxation demand(SEX_20_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 19 : Throwing its weight behind the demand to relax the upper
age limit set for the ensuing Combined Competitive (Prelim) examina tion, 2008,
the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur today said that fixing the age limit for
general category candidates at 30, 33 years for OBCs and 35 years for SCs/STs is
not in consonance with the ground reality in Manipur. .


Pact signed on law students’
IMPHAL, Feb 19: In connection with the demands of the students of LMS Law
College, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been officially reached between
the representatives of the students on one hand and the Principal of the College
and the Additional Director of University and Higher Education on the other in
the presence of Education Minister today. .


conference culminates(NPT, 21-2-08)

IMAPUR: The two-day 20th general conference of the Diphupar Naga
Students’ Union (DNSU) concluded on Wednesday with former minister and
independent candidate from 4-Ghaspani-I, Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi gracing the
valedictory function as the chief guest. While stating that the system in Naga
society has gone so wrong, Dr. Kakheto called upon the student community to come
forward and revamp the society, adding "we need a revolution, not a revolution
with guns but a revolution to change the system"..

AAPSU- sponsored ‘black
day’ call evokes total response

ITANAGAR, Feb 20: Life in Arunachal Pradesh came to a halt
today following a 12-hour All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)’
-sponsored bandh, protesting the government’s failure to rescue 39 youths
allegedly kidnapped by NSCN(K) militants from Tirap district early last
month.The Black Day was total as all government offices, educational
institutions, banks, business establishments and other private offices remained
closed, following State Government holiday on the occasion of 22nd Statehood
Day. ...more…

Jorhat AASU unit
against move to dismantle British-era bridge

JORHAT, Feb 20: The All Jorhat District Students’ Union has
registered a strong protest with the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner against the move
to dismantle a British-era railway bridge over the Bhogdoi river connecting
Digambar Chuk and Borigaon. AJDSU activists and local people today prevented
Railway officials from pulling down the bridge. .


DESAM stiffens stand against MPSC
age limit
Effigies of CM, CS burnt(SEX_21_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 20 : Intensifying their demand to relax the upper age
limit of candidates for the Combined Competitive Examination 2008 scheduled to
be conducted by the MPSC, DESAM activists burnt effigies of Chief Minister O
Ibobi and Chief Secretary Jarnail Singh at the traffic island located to the
West of Kangla Gate. ...more…


calls for boycott of Nagaland goods(AST, 22-2-08)
 ITANAGAR, Feb 21 – The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)
has called for boycott of goods coming from Nagaland and a Statewide bandh on
February 29 demanding release of 10 Arunachalee youths abducted allegedly by
NSCN(K) from Tirap district of the State.
AAPSU president Kanu Bangang and general secretary Cuin Tasing called for
boycott of goods coming from Nagaland and asked the people of Arunachal Pradesh
to stop all modes of transport to and from Nagaland to protest the abduction of
the Arunachalee youths, besides the bandh on February 29. .

DNSU to organize(NPT, 22-2-08)

DIMAPUR: The Dimapur Naga Students Union (DNSU) will be organizing a
common platform for all the contending candidates of Dimapur II A/C for the
forthcoming State assembly election slated for March 5. .

Youth forum formed for good
governance(SHT, 22-2-08)

Aizawl: With a pledge to strive for good governance, educated young
people from different professions on Thursday formed the ‘Youth Movement for
Mizoram’ (YMM). The YMM, in a declaration said since "free and fair election is
the foundation of democracy, we declare that we are willing to participate and
strive for the utmost highest to achieve the same," while not classifying itself
as a political entity. ...more…

UPF asks AKSU to come clean
IMPHAL, Feb 21 : Advising the office bearers of All Kangleipak Students’
Union (AKSU) not to don the mask of student leaders and indulge in collecting
money in the name of an outlawed organisation, the United Peoples’ Front (UPF)has
asked the office bearers of student body to come for a talk.
Speaking to newsmen in the backdrop of the announcement by AKSU that the Thoubal
branch of UPF has been sealed, its president Thounaojam Shyamo said that he does
not to enter into a verbal duel thro- ugh the media and instead asked AKSU to
come forward for a talk. ...more…


Doyens of Lairik Thiba-Haiba feted
with awards

IMPHAL, Feb 21: Doyens of the traditional performing art form
of Lairik Liba- Haiba were honoured at the occasion of the 53rd awards
presentation cum annual function of Shri Shri Govin-dajiu Bhakti Grantha Ken-
dra Vidyalaya, Imphal held at Mahabali Mandir here today.
The function was atten-ded by Commissioner of Art and Culture P Bharat Singh,
president of Theatre Centre, Manipur Naba Ware- ppa and director of Manipur
Ensemble Kshetri Jugindro as chief guest, president and guest of honour
respectively. ...more…


calls statewide bandh on Feb 29
ITANAGAR, FEB 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has
threatened to call another bandh on February 29 if the government fails to
rescue the youths, allegedly kidnapped by banned NSCN(K) from Tirap recently.
Altogether 39 youths, mostly students, were kidnapped by the outfit during
January as a part of its recruitment drive of which 29 were released upon
negotiations. However, ten are yet to be released. .

ABSU body vows to work
for benefit of society
 HOWRAGHAT, Feb 21: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Karbi Anglong
district unit’s newly-elected body took the organizational charge yesterday at a
formal gathering held here. The new body has been constituted with 22 executive
The new students’ body was formed with Bilimohan Khakhlary, Daman Basumatary,
Nirmal Basumatary and Amol Basumatary as president, vice presidents and general
secretary. ...more…


AASU plans to set up archive
to preserve works of lesser known artistes of


Guwahati, Feb. 21: Anonymity hurts. Ask the wannabe artist who
begs his way into an exhibition of greats or the singer who croons in the back
row of a radio jingle chorus.For the hundreds of aspiring Zubeen Gargs and
Neelpawan Baruas who hone their art in dingy bylanes and die unheralded, the All
Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has an answer — an archive celebrating the lesser
known, the underdog and the quiet performer. The students’ union has decided to
dig out works of unsung heroes in all forms of art — be it music, films or
literature — and preserve them in a scientific manner. .

gets bail


GUWAHATI, Feb 22: All Adivasi Students’ Association, Assam (AASAA) vice
president Raphel Kuzur got bail today. Justice Anima Hazarika of the High Court
granted bail to the Adivasi leader who had been arrested last month on the
charge of his alleged link with the ANLA.

ABSU body vows to work
for benefit of society
From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, Feb 21: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Karbi Anglong district
unit’s newly-elected body took the organizational charge yesterday at a formal
gathering held here. The new body has been constituted with 22 executive
The new students’ body was formed with Bilimohan Khakhlary, Daman Basumatary,
Nirmal Basumatary and Amol Basumatary as president, vice presidents and general
secretary. ...more…


sets deadline for stir
Imphal, Feb 22: The Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) or Tangkhul students’
body and the Students’ Union of Pettigrew College (SUPC), Ukhrul have threatened
to launch agitation if the ultimatum, submitted to the state education minister
demanding vacant posts of teachers in the college to be filled and other
infrastructures, is not fulfilled by February 23.
In an enclosed representation of the TKS addressed to the education minister of
Manipur, its general secretary RS Jollyson said that many promises made to the
SUPC were meant to be broken and this step motherly treatment meted out to the
hill people of Manipur in the field of education is the last thing that the TKS
can remain silent. ...more…


Students’ Union urges


IMPHAL, Feb 22: Strongly decrying the transfer order of
Political Science lecturer Pauchungnung Vaiphei from Churachandpur Government
College to Moirang College, the Students’ Union of Chuarachandpur College has
urged the State Government to revoke the transfer order and to relocate the
lecturer at his former college. .

DESAM’s stricture on thabal

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has
banned the students pursuing different courses outside the state from conducting
thabal chongba (cultural group dance) except the five days of Yaoshang (Holi
festival). In a statement, the students body said that the current trend of
organising the dance as a means to drive fund for the respective students’
bodies in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Mumbai and
Hyderabad sends wrong message to locals regarding the dance. .

take out mass rally (IFP_25_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 23: A mass rally was taken out today by all private school
students of Manipur with the objective `Make education free and progressive`, `Don`t
destroy students future and let us learn during general strike and bandh at Thau
ground at 11.30 am in the morning.
The mass rally started from Hao ground Chingamakha and later gathered at Thau
ground Thangmeiband followed by a public meeting. The rally was participated by
thousands of students from various private schools of Manipur. The main
objective of today`s rally was to give awareness to the people of Manipur and
other civil organisations and NGOs to stop calling strikes and bandh and give
the students education and not to destroy their future. .

backs ATSUM’s stand

IMPHAL, Feb 24: While endorsing the call of All Tribal Students’ Union
Manipur asking tribal students of Manipur university to pull out from the
varsity effective from march 1, the Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union
has demanded among others amendment of certain acts governing the University
failing which adhering to the call of ATSUM would be the only option. .


ABSU seeks supply of
textbooks, appointment of teachers
UDALGURI, Feb 25 – Along with other parts of the State, 15 regional
committees of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), under Udalguri district
committee, staged a two-hour sit-in demonstration displaying placards and
banners demanding adequate supply of textbooks and appointment of teachers,
particularly in the Bodo-medium sections of schools and Bodo-medium schools in
the State. ...more…

DNSU common platform

DIMAPUR: A common platform meet for free and fair polls held at DDSC,
Dimapur here on Monday, dwelled on political agendas, social evil, need of the
public, unemployed youths, overdraft policy, educational system and
infrastructural amenities in Dimapur -I assembly constituency. Contesting
candidates for Dimapur- 1 assembly constituency, R.S Sangtam IND, Atomi Zhimomi
NPF, K.L Chishi INC and the only woman candidate, Zeneisele Angami JD (U) vented
out their political agendas basing on the theme "for free, fair and peaceful
polls for accountability, responsibility and security." .

AAPSU sets
conditions to withdraw agitation(SEN_26_2_k8)
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)
has set two pre conditions before the State government to withdraw its proposed
agitation against the latter’s failure to ensure release of all the youths
allegedly kidnapped by NSCN(K) from Tirap district recently.
The leaders of the apex students body who met Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on
Saturday last said the government had urged the union to withdraw its phase-wise
bandh calls in the coming days. In response the Union put forward two pre
conditions. ...more…


condemns killing of students
IMPHAL, Feb 25: While strongly condemning the killing of three students
at Thangal Surung on February 22, the KSO Ghqs has urged upon the KNO/KLA to
make amend of its wrongdoings and admit its mistake as per Kuki customary laws.

A press release issued by the student body appealed to all militant groups to
refrain from armed confrontation to avoid any civilian casualty and to maintain
peace and calm.
As regards the controversy over establishment of NIT in the State, the KSO
decried the Government’s stance to set up the institute at Langol. .


BATSUM sticks to its stand

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Sticking to its earlier decision of withdrawing
tribal students en-masse from Manipur University from March 1, All Tribal
Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has clarified that the decision is neither
against the Manipur University nor the Vice Chancellor but against the State
Government of Manipur and the Union Government of India. .


opposes land acquisition move for NIT
Imphal, Feb 25: Even as Chief Minister O Ibobi Sin-gh had announced
on the floor of the State Assembly that fund meant for the construction of
National Insti- tute of Technology (NIT) in the State has been sanctioned, stiff
opposition to the proposed NIT site continues to prevail.
Condemning the State Government ‘persistent effort’ to demarcate land for the
establishment of the controversial National Institute of Technology (NIT) at
Langol-Lamphelpat in Imphal West which led to the injury of 12 women protestors
owing to the police lathi-charged on Satur- day, the Kuki Students’
Organization-General head- quarters (KSO-Ghq) has on Sunday expressed
reservation over the Government plan of acquiring 300 acres of land for the
establishment of NIT at the cost of three localities (leikais). .


Cleanliness drive by ABSU in
UDALGURI, Feb 26 – The regional committee of ABSU conducted a
cleanliness drive in and around Udalguri town on February 15 as a part of 41st
foundation day celebration of the organisation.
Babul Basumatary, president of Udalguri district committee of the students’
organisation said that all members of Udalguri District Wushu Association
cooperated with the ABSU in its daylong cleanliness drive.
Inaugurated: The new office of Udalguri District Wushu Association was
inaugurated at Udalguri town on February 16 last. .

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Decrying the delayed in execution of the work along the
Chandel-Pallel Road for which a sum of Rs 24 crores had been sanctioned under
SPA fund, Naga Students’ Union, Chandel (NSUC) has warned of closing down all
the Government offices with effect from April 2 in case the work is not
completed by then.
In a statement, Union president SK Stephen also said that frequent disruption in
the BSNL mobile service is in violation of the rights of the Chandel people and
would not be tolerated any more. .


IMPHAL, Feb 26: The Komrem Students’ Union (GHQs) has extended its
support to the stand of ATSUM and MUTSU regarding withdrawal of tribal students
from manipur University. Endorsing ATSUM and MUTSU’s demand for proper and
sufficient accommodation of tribal candidates in admission and employment in the
University, KRSU slammed the State Government for alleged lackadaisical attitude
towards plight and grievances of tribal students and failing to implement
reservation policy framed by ...more….


Students’ killing condemned
IMPHAL, Feb 26:The Kuki Students’ Organisation, Sadar Hills has strongly
condemned the killing of students by armed activists on February 22 afternoon at
near Thangal Surung village under Saikul police station. Informing that the
victims – Paoginlal Hangshing s/o Dempu Hangshing of Tingpibung, Seigoumang
Lhouvum s/o Hemkhopao of Tingpibung and Jangminlal Hangshing s/o Letsat
Hangshing students of EN Roger ...more…

AASU seeks
CBI probe(AST_28_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 27 – The All Assam Students Union today upped the ante
against State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain for his failure to check rhino
poaching and encroachment in forestland and further called for a CBI probe into
unabated slaughter of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park. “The Forest Minister
has simply failed to contain poaching of rhinos and also to protect forests
across the State…he has no right to occupy his post,” said AASU adviser Samujjal
Bhattacharya while interacting with the media today.
The AASU adviser underlined the need for a CBI probe to unearth the real
perpetrators behind rhino poaching in the State so that the guilty could be
identified and punished. “Only a CBI enquiry could reveal the nexus between
various elements like politicians and some forest personnel that is responsible
for the increase in rhino poaching,” he asserted. .

Railway Budget disappointing:
GUWAHATI, Feb 27 – The AASU today lambasted the Union Rail Budget
calling it “disappointing and distressing for the people of the North- East,” as
it did not address any of their long-felt needs.
The AASU said that the Rail Budget had no new trains to meet the needs of people
seeking to travel between the North-East and other parts of the country.
Moreover, there was no mention of any special measure regarding the Bogibeel
project. ...more…

supports ATSUM stand

Imphal, Feb 27: The Kuki Students’ Organization (General
Headquarters) (KSO-GHQ) has on Wed-nesday expressed supports to the move of the
All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) in taking up the cause to restore
tribal rights in Manipur University.
The KSO (GHQ) information and publicity secretary Paotinthang Lupheng in a
statement said that discrepancies in the quota allot- ment in admissions and job
appointments that took centre-staged in the lone university of the state are a
matter of grave concern which needs to be looked into seriously. .


ANSAM slams Govt over NIT issue

Imphal, Feb 27: While coming down heavily on the State
Government pertaining to the land acquisition impasse over the construction of
National Institute of Technology (NIT) and other issues, the All Naga Students’
Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has ter-med the dealings of Mani- pur Government as
“dictatorial democracy” alleging that the state government has failed to respect
the sentiments and the rights of the minorities of Manipur on various issues. .


ZKL lambasts Ukhrul DC

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Zingsho Katamnao Long (Eastern Students’ Union)
has decried the alleged ‘indifferent attitude’ and ‘cold-heartedness’ on the
part of Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul Pankaj Kumar towards the welfare of the
students in the district. In a statement, ZKL president Martin Jajo pointed out
that the Zingsho belt comprising areas adjoining Kamjong-Phungyar Blocks is one
of the most backward areas in Ukhrul district. A total of 588 students who are
going to appear in the Board examination from Phungyar centre this year are
hailing from poor families. ...more…        

demands task force to protect rhinos(TEL_28_2_k8)

Guwahati, Feb. 27: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU)
today demanded the formation of a special task force to protect rhinos and said
it would henceforth hold the forest department responsible for any deaths. The
student union’s adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya warned that the divisional forest
officers and the rangers of the districts where incidents of rhino killing occur
would be taken to task. ...more…

students flay govt(AST_29_2_k8)
SILAPATHAR, Feb 28 – The All Assam Deori Students’ Union (AADSU)
flayed the State government for its negligent attitude towards the Deori
According to press release, issued by publicity secretary of AADSU, Pranjal
Deori, the State government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with
organisation of the Deori community for the development of community in 2004,
but the government had not taken any developmental programme in Deori Autonomous
Council area as per the MoU. ...more…

RASU condemns

DIMAPUR: The Ralan Area Students’ Union (RASU) has
strongly condemned the infliction torture of the three Lotha Students’ Union (LSU)
official, including president, Nzanthung K Yanthan; general secretary, Ejanthung
Ngullie and Myanthung by the 11 IRB personnel near Longsa check gate on February
24 night while they were on the way to Wokha from Tseminyu. RASU president,
Merithung Ovung in a press release stated that the assault and harassment meted
out to the students’ leader have become the habitual activities of the neutral
and security forces and also said that it not only victimize the .


KSO wishes

The KSO Ghqs has extended best wishes to all the candidates appea-ring in
the HSSLC exami-nation commencing tomorrow. The KSO, in a press release, also
appealed to all the candi-dates to abstain from using unfair means in the exam.
On the other hand, the KSO Leimatak unit has conveyed gratitude to the NHPC for
organising a free medical camp at Kuki Mun (Jivan Nagar).

ANSAM flays Govt’s stand on NIT
 Imphal, Feb 28: While coming down heavily on the state government
pertaining to the land acquisition impasse over the construction of National
Institute of Technology (NIT) and other issues, the All Naga Students’
Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has termed the dealings of Manipur government as
“dictatorial democracy” alleging that the state government has failed to respect
the sentiments and the rights of the minorities of Manipur on various issues. .


AMSU penalises fraud college


IMPHAL, Feb 28: AMSU pulled up a teacher of Moreh College for
allegedly duping six students with a false promise to make them appear in the
class XII examination starting tomorrow.
Waikhom Brojen (40) s/o W Momon of Bashikhong Irong, who is a part time lecturer
of the college was paraded before the media at a press conference conducted at
the AMSU headquarters today. He allegedly collected Rs 37, 650 from Mayanglambam
Johnson of Mongsangei, Arambam Bishwanath of Singjamei, Nameirakpam Victoria of
Bashikhong Bazar, Khundrakpam Sophia of Bashikhong Mamang Leikai, Dipu Aheibam
of ...more…

IMPHAL, Feb 28: The Ma-ram Students’ Union (MKS) has hailed Works
Minister K Ranjit for his prompt action in addressing the grievances of the
people of Senapati district. The Minister has visited several areas of Senapati
district five times since the repairing work of NH 39 began with a zeal to
ensure spe- edy execution of the repairing work, conveyed MKS.



IMPHAL, Feb 28: Zeliangrong Students’ Union Longmai Area (ZSULA),
Longmai Students’ Union (LSU) and Rongmei Students’ Organisation Manipur (RSOM)
jointly decided to take stern action against the students who try to use unfair
means in the coming HSSLC and HSLC examinations. .

ZUCAMV condemns
IMPHAL, Feb 28: The Zeliangrong United Clubs’ Association Manipur
Valley (ZUCAMV) has strongly condemned the twin incidents of firing by some
unidentified persons at Chingkham Kabui village, Lilong in the night of February
24 and February 27.
Stating that firing incidents have created a panicky situation in the village,
the ZUCAMV, in a press release, asked all concerned to stop terrorising the
minority community. ...more…

HC to hear GSU PIL in
early March(SHT_29_2_k8)

TURA: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Guwahati High
Court, Shillong Bench, by the GSU on February 25, has been listed for a hearing
on the first week of March, informed the GSU through a communique. The PIL is
seeking the Court’s intervention for directing the Government to register
criminal cases against the civil and police officers who have already been
indicted in the report submitted by the D N Chowdhury commission . .

Posted in 2008, February, Student Movement, Youth Unrest | Leave a Comment »

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. .




Posted in 2008, January, Student Movement, Youth Unrest | Leave a Comment »