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Desam thanks

IMPHAL, May 28: Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has extended its gratitude to all the medical representatives, doctors, nurses, pha- rmacists, denizens of Tamei sub-divisions, Church authorities, media personnel and other Government officials for their help and material support during the free help camps organised by the students' body along with Tamei Cultural Liuchiu Society at  Tamei and Konphung village on May 26 and 27 respectively.

With the objective of providing medical care facilities to people living in far off and remote areas, DESAM has been organising free medical camps since the last few years.

Taking serious note of lack of adequate medical facilities in the remote areas, the students' body has fervently appealed to the authorities concerned for doing the needful.

CBI team in town to start probe

IMPHAL, May 28 : With the State Government handing over the case of the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Lungnila Elizabeth to the Central Bureau of Investigation, a team from the agency has arrived at Imphal and investigation into the murder of the school girl is on in full swing.

A reliable source informed The Sangai Express that a two member team of the CBI including an Inspector and a Sub-Inspector have arrived from Kolkata and they are currently going through the findings, reports and datum of the police at the Imphal West police station.

However the source refused to divulge the details of the investigation conducted by the CBI.

When The Sangai Express contacted a senior police officer to get some information on the progress of the investigation conducted by the CBI, the police officer refused to divulge any details, reasoning that it is still premature to say anything.

The police officer however said that the CBI team is likely to stay here for some time.

Unofficial sources said that the CBI team may soon ask people concerned, especially those who were present at the site where the body of Lungnila was found to come and give their statements that may help in cracking the case.

The CBI team may also interrogate the suspects currently in jail. The team is also likely to visit the site where her body was found.

Lungnila Elizabeth, then aged only about 8 years, and daughter of GAD and Taxation Minister Francis Ngajokpa was kidnapped from near her school, Little Flower School, on November 4, 2003 at about 3.30 pm and her half decomposed body was found tucked inside a gunny bag on November 12 at Tera Sadokpam Leikai.

The SPF Government decided to hand over the case to the CBI after the NSCN (IM) linked the names of Speaker TN Haokip, Works Minister Gakhangam and TD Minister Ngamthang Haokip to James Kuki, the main accused in the killing of the school girl.

James Kuki is currently in the custody of the NSCN (IM).

The UNLF first blew the lid off the case when it captured one of the accused in the case, Rome and handed him over the meira paibis to do the needful. Rome has since been handed over to the police. Rome had named James Kuki as the master mind of the kidnapping and killing of Elizabeth.

Earlier the police had arrested another suspect Th Nando and he is currently lodged in jail.

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Meghalaya Board of School Education

The Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination 2004

ABSTRACT OF RESULTS (Science Stream)

REGULAR CANDIDATES

 

Male

Female

Total

No.appeared:

1391

1023

2414

No.passed in 1st Division

417

321

738

No.passed in 2nd Division

609

492

1101

No.passed in 3rd Division

29

03

32

Total No. passed

1055

816

1871

Percentage of pass

75.84%

79.76%

77.50

NON-REGULAR CANDIDATES

No.appeared

80

42

122

No.passed in 1st Division

Nil

03

03

No.passed in 2nd Division

24

18

42

No.passed in 3rd Division

03

01

04

No.passed in Simple Pass

08

07

15

Total No. passed

35

29

64

Percentage of pass

43.75%

69.04%

52.45%

GRAND TOTAL

No.appeared

1471

1065

2536

No.passed in 1st Division

417

324

742

No.passed in 2nd Division

633

510

1143

No.passed in 3rd Division

32

04

36

No.passed in Simple Pass

08

07

15

Total No.passed

1090

845

1935

Percentage of pass

74.09%

79.34%

76.30%

(W. K. Khongwir )
Secretary, Meghalaya Board of School Education, Tura
Dated Tura,    the 28h May, 2004


 

 

 

State govt still to furnish proofs of spending Rs 53 cr Central funds

The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, May 28: Of the total amount of Rs. 271.76 crores released so far for 36 projects taken up in the state under funding from the non-lapsable Central pool of resources through DoNER up to May 25, 2004, the state government is yet to furnish utilisation certificates for Rs. 53.42 crores, according to a reliable source.

It may be noted here that the development projects undertaken in the state under the non-lapsable pool of resources include projects in the education, health and power sectors under the basic minimum services scheme, along with schemes for improvement of water supply, development of roads and bridges and infrastructure development in the sports sector.

For these 36 projects the approved support amount is Rs. 404.52 crores. Of this amount the government of India has released Rs. 271.76 crores up to March 2004, including Rs. 18.05 crores released during the financial year 2003-2004.
The state government so far has furnished the utilisation certificate (expenditure statement), for Rs. 218.34 crores.

However, the state could not furnish the utilisation certificate for Rs. 53.42 crores despite the fact that completion reports of many of the projects have been submitted.

Moreover, the funds which had already been released by the Central government but not released by the state finance department amount to Rs. 27.87 crores, which is said to have been diverted for payment of salaries and pensions and other purposes by the state government.

Again, of the funds released by the state finance department, a total amount of Rs. 17.93 crores remains unspent with the respective departments.

On the other hand the state government is expected to get a tentative amount of Rs. 48.72 crores during the year 2004-2005 despite the various irregularities in the implementation of the said projects.

It may be recalled that the Central government through the NLCPR had in the last financial year provided only an amount of Rs. 18.05 crores for the aforesaid projects as most of the funds provided earlier could not be utilised properly

On the other hand, a shelf of projects of a total estimated cost of Rs. 298.01 crores was submitted for funding under NLCPR during the year 2003-04, out of which the DoNER had retained only 20 projects under health, power and education sectors for detailed examination.

The projects thus retained injued infrastructure development of the Government College of Technology, construction of Singjamei bridge and a 100-bedded hospital in Thoubal district.

The DoNER has in principle approved the GCT development project, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10 crores, while the Union ministry of urban development and poverty alleviation has already sanction the project for the Thoubal hospital, for which the procurement of equipment would be provided under NLCPR.

In February 2004 also, 17 projects under the health, power, education and PHE sectors are also retained by DoNER, the total estimated cost being Rs. 3373.203 lakhs.

It may again be noted here that the joint secretary of DoNER, Hari Krishna had arrived in Imphal on May 26, and has been inspecting the progress made in various projects.