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Drugs seized in Manipur

 Drugs worth Rs 3 crore were intercepted here on Saturday by police and arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Police said 72,000 pieces of WY tablets and 286 gm of heroin were uncovered from a sand-loaded mini truck around noon. They identified the drug peddler as Nongmaithem Ranjit, 56, son of Dolanjao of Nambol Heikrujam Nongmaithem Leikai within Bishnupur district.

The drug haul could have fetched more than Rs 3 crore if it had been allowed to hit the streets. The seized drugs the ‘World is Yours’ worth rupees 2 crore and 88 thousand while the heroin worth rupees 28 lakh and 50 thousand. 

The vehicle reportedly coming from Moreh in Tengnoupal district was intercepted near NG College, Lamphelpat by a team of Lamphel Police Station, headed by its Officer-in-Charge under the supervision of Imphal West Superintendent of Police.

Police said that acting on a tip off the vehicle was intercepted when the drugs were found hidden in the sand.

A case has been registered over the incident under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotrophic Substances Act (NDPS). The seized contraband items have been handed over to Imphal Police Station.

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Gogoi confirms I-Day alert

27 Jul 2013 - 11:38pm | AT News

Dispur has alerted all districts to keep a strict vigil, he accused the banned outfit of getting help from destabilizing peace and development in the state. The police have arrested four persons, including an ULFA cadre and three surrendered members of the outfit for the Lakhimpur incident. Another militant, who was tasked with carrying out a blast in Dibrugarh surrendered. Six persons were injured in a grenade blast at a busy market area in Bokolia town in Karbi Anglong district.

Mounting demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Dalai Lama

18 Jun 2019 - 10:13pm | Nava Thakuria

Dharamshala: Indian supporters for a free Tibet have urged the Union government in New Delhi to confer Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, on the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his immense contributions in creating goodwill for India in the last six decades.

In a declaration, adopted in the 6th All India Tibet Support Groups’ Conference held on 15 and 16 June in Dharamshala township of Himachal Pradesh under the chairmanship of Rinchin Khandu Khrimey, national convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause (CGTC), it was accomplished that the Nobel laureate continues to be a holy ambassador of Indian culture enriched with non-violence, compassion and religious harmony. The Dharamshala declaration also called upon New Delhi to prevail over the People’s Republic of China for a constructive negotiation with the representatives of Central Tibetan Administration (formerly Tibetan government in exile) under the guidance of Dalai Lama for the sustainable solution of Tibet issue.

It also appealed to the international community to support the Dharamshala based CTA in its relentless pursuit for a peaceful resolution to Tibetan issues comprising the quest of millions of Tibetans (inside and outside Tibet) for dignity, justice and peace in their land, which has been occupied by the Communist regime in Beijing since 1959.

The declaration insisted on complete freedom of language and culture pursued by the Tibetan Buddhists with an end to repressions over the people and exploitations of natural resources inside Tibet which might have severe ecological implications to various neighbouring countries like India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand etc.

Over 200 delegates from 21 States of India, while attending the two-day conference, organized by the CGTC, an apex coordinating body of Tibet support groups in India and facilitated by the India Tibet Coordination Office in New Delhi, strongly condemned the Chinese government for systemic violations of human rights under its illegal occupation over the land of Dalai Lama and also the militarization of Tibetan plateau threatening the peace across the Indian sub-continent. The conference commemorated the 60th year since the first ever Tibet support convention held at Kolkata in May 1959 under the leadership of under the leadership of Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan soon after Pawanpujya Dalai Lama with many fellow Tibetans fled to India with an aim to escape Chinese oppression.

Mentioning about the Kolkata convention, Dr Anand Kumar, general secretary, India Tibet Friendship Society, commented that the little assembly of responsible citizens helped nurturing a big river of consciousness, humanity and solidarity for Tibetan causes in present time. He also termed the Tibetan transition as remarkable for their wisdom, commitment and resilience against a mightiest empire in the world.

Addressing the inaugural session, Indresh Kumar, patron of Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, termed Beijing’s recent political and military advances as a threat to India’s national security. He disclosed that the conflict-ridden India-China border was once used to be a friendly boundary between India and Tibet. An ideologist of Rashtriya Swayang Sewak, Kumar however asserted that New Delhi won’t deter from taking strong actions against the Chinese advance.

Earlier delivering the keynote address, Tibetan leader Dr Lobsang Sangay expressed his warmth and gratitude to India and its people for generous supports to the Tibetan authority saying that no other country has done (or can do) more than India and none could be helpful for Tibet than the people of India. CTA President Sangay explained about the middle way approach for resolving Tibetan issues. A Hindi translation of Sangay’s boot tilted ‘Tibet was Never Part of China but the Middle Way Approach Remains a Viable Solution’ was released in the function, where the bright and highly educated Tibetan leader highlighted on their demand for the genuine autonomy for Tibetan people with emphasizes on constitutional rights for preserving their distinct language and culture.

Khrimey, a former Parliamentarian from Arunachal Pradesh, expressed confidence that Dalai Lama would get the opportunity to return to Potala of Lasha in his life time with dignity and prides. He however disclosed that people of northeast India would prefer His Holiness to return to Lasha through the same route through Arunachal borer as he took sixty years back.

Others who spoke in the conference included Dr Abanti Bhattacharya, professor on Chinese Studies in Delhi University, Prof Ramu Manivannam from Madras University, Thinlay Chukki, CTA information & international relations officer, Dechen Palmo, CTA research fellow, Ajai Singh, president of India Tibet Friendship Association, Vijay Kranti, journalist from Doordarshan, Surender Kumar, co-convener of CGTC, where the closing session was graced by Choekyong Wangchuk, heath minister in CTA, Dharamshala.

Workshop on 'Media and Environment' at Nameri

23 Jul 2013 - 8:47pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

Assam (Bhoreli) Angling and Conservation Association organised a state level workshop on media and environment on July 20 at Nameri Eco Camp. Media persons belonging to both leading print and electronic from Guwahati,Tezpur,Udalguri etc participated in the day long programme. The morning session with the topic “Responsibility of the Media in Conservation” was inaugurated by KK Bhattacharjee,Hony,Secretary, A(B)ACA and was conducted by its executive member Naomi Agarwalla. Green Reporter, Mubina Akhtar attended the workshop as the co-ordinator.

On the occasion she stressed the need for creating awareness among common people living in the areas where bio-diversity had suffered most. She also requested fellow journalists to highlight environmental issues with priority. Nature loving civil service officer Dr. Anowaruddin Choudhuri; Dr. Arupjyoti Saikia of IIT, Guwahati also addressed media persons present. Second session with the topic “Medias role in upholding Nameris Natural Heritage” was also presented by Naomi Agarwalla. Retd Conservator RC Bhattarcharjee; Dr. Gautam Narayan, Project Director, Pigmy Hog Conservation Programme; Dr. Asaha Lata Devi,Deptt of Environment Science, Tezpur University and Dr. Gaurangi Maitra (freelance writer) participating in the discussion expressed their views on the conservation activities to be taken for protecting flora and fauna of Assam and NE with special reference to Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Balipara Reserve Forest etc. Col.A Sarma, Commanding Officer,Eco Task Force of Indian Army also shared views with media fraternities present. Debojit Sarma, Hony Treasurer, A(B)ACA, offered vote of thanks at the end. The participants were taken to Pigmy Hog Conservation Programme attached to Eco Camp site for on spot study of of the endangered species.

It needs mention that Eco Camp,Nameri has been guiding nature loving people around the globe to venture into Nameri National Park for years and has been well-marked as a getaway for nature lovers and bird watchers. Bird watchers can watch 370 species of birds in the park.Besides the Eco Camp offers facilities like rafting down the Jia Bhorolu river.