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Ganja seized, smuggler caught

In yet another huge achievement, police have captured a notorious ganja smuggler from Guwahati on Monday.

Identified as Lalon Shah, he was arrested during a raid at his residence in Beltola on Monday night. Acting on a tip off, a CID team on Monday night conducted a raid at a building he recently got built in Beltola and managed to arrest the smuggler.

The CID sleuths further have seized a huge quantity of ganji weighing 400 kg ganja from his residence. The entire racket is believed to have surfaced during marathon police interrogation.   

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False alarm at Indian Bank, Sibasagar

13 Jul 2007 - 6:47am | editor
Sibasagar: There was a false alarm at Sibasagar when police received a call informing them that one Mr Dilip Chetri a ULFA member was on his way to the Indian Bank to deposit a large sum of money there. Police and Army personnel descended on the Bank and waited for almost three hours but no one turned up. Investigations are on.

7th Central Pay: JAC announces fresh stir

21 Mar 2018 - 10:48pm | AT News Imphal

IMPHAL, Mar 21: Airing fresh voice against non-implementation of 7th Central Pay in Manipur, the Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) has announced to kickoff indefinite cease work strike from tomorrow, Thursday. 

On Wednesday, general secretary of JAC of AMTUC & AMGEO Biken Singh Loitonjam announced the decision during a press meet at the former’s office located at Babupara here. 

“We’ve been compelled to launch the fresh stir since the Manipur government has failed to fulfil its March 21 deadline promise,” Biken said while seeking cooperation from the public members in enforcing the stir.  

He said the JAC has long demanded implementation of 7th Pay and that the pressure was first put on the previous Congress government. “Now the BJP-led government is not paying heed to our demand.” 

All government departments, including the Manipur Secretariat, are likely to paralyse due to the stir. 

In October 2017, Chief Minister N Biren Singh had sought three months’ time to make a final and certain decision about the plan for implementation of recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for the state government employees. 

The apex body of government employees has time and again submitted a 20-point charter of demands to the state government. 

The state government has maintained that fulfilment of the demand of the JAC will bring a huge financial burden to the state’s coffer. Currently, Manipur has more than 74,000 government employees and therefore it will add additional burden of Rs 700 crore to the state exchequer, according to the state government. 

Zakaria too joins ICL

30 Sep 2007 - 7:36am | editor
Indian Cricket League (ICL) has picked-up another cricketer from Assam and this time it is the former Ranji captain Zakaria Zuffri.The wicketkeeper batsman has signed the contract paper in Guwahati on Saturday.

With Zuffri, altogether six players from Assam, had signed the rebel Indian Cricket League. Abu Nascim Ahamed, Parvez Aziz and Sujay Tarafdar joined the party first and later Pritam Das and Arlen Konwar followed their steps.

Commenting on his decision to join the ICL, which is a brainchild of the Subhash Chandra-owned Essel Group, Zakaria said, "I was overlooked by the Assam Cricket Association for the last few years and I was also not sure whether they will give me proper opportunity this time too. On the other hand offer of the ICL was good and so I had decided to play for them."

The ICL will organize its next phase camp either Mysore or Delhi in the first week of October and all six cricketers of Assam will attend this camp.