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Ziro ready to script history

Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh is getting a fresh look two days before the historic Nyishi-Apatani Summit. People start thronging in thousands from Saturday in the hilly township to get their names registered in the country’s first ever conclave to boost the bonhomie between two hills tribes.  

Till sunset the people even from the far flung areas made long queues in front of the Abotani Hall where the organizers have started registration. On Friday alone, more than 500 people have got their names registered at the Apatani Valley. 

The numbers are expected to multiply on Saturday as thousands of people are waiting to arrive in the spot by the morning. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is scheduled to arrive in the conclave Saturday to witness the historic moment where the tribes are set to sign a set pacts to mend their decade old differences.    

 

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Great June Uprising, Unity Day observed in Manipur

19 Jun 2017 - 12:36am | AT News Imphal

 The 16th Great June Uprising, Unity Day was observed here on Sunday where thousands of people offered floral tributes to the 18 “martyrs” who laid down their lives to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur on this day, June 18, 2001.

The uprising came after the extension of ceasefire agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) to Manipur, resulting in the death of 18 protesters and widespread arson.

The people were agitating against the 'without territorial limit' clause that was incorporated in the Bangkok Declaration signed between the Government of India and NSCN (IM).

The June 18 episode is observed every year by 7the United Committee Manipur (UCM) and All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) to commemorate the “martyrs.”

People from all walks of life including leaders from different ethnic communities in mourning dresses thronged the Kekrupat Memorial here to offer their tributes to the “martyrs” since early morning. Several ministers and MLAs also paid floral tributes at the memorial.

A public meeting and a voluntary blood donation camp were held at the venue to mark the annual event.  

Delivering a speech on the occasion, UCM president Elangbam Johnson said the supreme sacrifices of the 18 people must not be forgotten.

He stated that although it has been 16 years since the movement took place, the territorial integrity of the state is still at stake. Johnson called for the unity of all communities which have the primary responsibilities for safeguarding the state’s territorial integrity at this juncture.

The UCM leader urged upon the people to reaffirm steadfast resolve to stand strong to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur.   

 All Manipur Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) and Chairman of Observation Committee, P Deban Sharma asserted that the threat on the territorial integrity of the state cannot be ruled out as the details of the framework agreement  are yet to made public.

He reiterated that the commemoration of June 18 organised by the UCM and AMUCO is not against any community. Deban said the day is marked in honour of the 18 persons martyred in protecting the territorial integrity of the state.

During the June 18 Uprising thousands of protesters set fire to the Manipur Legislative Assembly building, offices of political parties and several quarters of ministers and MLAs at Imphal. The 18 persons were killed in police firing during the violence erupted in the state capital.  

ASEB lifts Mungkhlong trophy

23 Oct 2016 - 10:29pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB), Guwahati defeated Barhoongkha AC, Kokrajhar 4-0 in the final match of the Daoharu Mungkhlong football trophy being played at Dotma HS school ground in Kokrajhar district on Sunday. For ASEB, Okrang Narzary scored first goal in 11 minutes, Swmkhwr Brahma scored another goal in 38 minutes,Rakesh Das scored two goals in 47 minutes and 60 minutes which led the team to win 4-0. Swmkhwr Brahma was adjusted ax best player of the trophy. BTC executive member Rajib Brahma handed over trophy and cash 50,000 to the championship while Biren Chandra Pukhan, Principal Secretary, BTC gave away trophy and cash 25,000 to the runners up team.

6 houses set on fire

27 Feb 2014 - 10:04pm | AT News

Undeterred by the ongoing economic blockade, suspected miscreants from Nagaland unleashed a reign of terror in Karbi Anglong district again.

The incident took place on Thursday in Dishapur area bordering Nagaland where suspected Naga miscreants set on fire five houses in a tiny Dimasa village.

 Various local organizations have condemned the miscreant activities in Dishapur.