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Student’s Movement and Youth Unrest, February 2008

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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 . .

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