Youth arrested from SMCH

SILCHAR, Feb 6: A young boy identified as Sumon Aziz Laskar who was found attending a class without any authority or permission in Silchar Medical College and Hospital today was taken into police custody. From the ID card recovered from his possession, it was revealed that he came from Kachudaram part IV village under Lakhipur police station in Cachar, 35 km from here. A team of policemen from the nearest Ghungoor police outpost took him to Lakhipur police station for further interrogation and to know all about his antecedents.
Principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Shilpi Barman, said, “The boy was found attending the 4th semester class of the MBBS course in the morning shift. The ID card issued in the name of the college was found to be fake with several discrepancies.” After the students complained about his presence, the police was informed which immediately took him into custody, she said.
No incriminating documents or any explosive materials were found in his possession. After medical examination in civil hospital, he was driven to Lakhipur police station. The ID card mentions the name of his father as Abdul Noor Laskar. There are several spelling mistakes. It is not clear why Sumon Aziz Laskar was attending the class and what his real intention was. The police refused to disclose anything to the media-persons and advised them to wait till he was thoroughly interrogated, first at Lakhipur police station and then at Silchar. (Source: SentinelAssam)

Lakhipur post office under scanner

SILCHAR, Feb 2: Lakhipur post office is under scanner and an investigation is on way into the matter of alleged embezzlement of more than Rs.6 lakh by the assistant post master. The public complaint is that he has not deposited the amount in the treasury. Rather, he has utilized the said money for his own interest. On receiving the complaint, assistant superintendent of Silchar head post office, Samir Chandra Das, has been entrusted with the responsibility of inquiry. An FIR has been lodged against the assistant post master of Lakhipur and a case registered against him in Lakhipur police station vide case no. 23/16 u/s 409 IPC.
The assistant post master has been in the meantime put under suspension. The complaints of the depositors are that the money deposited by them in different accounts is not being properly accounted for. In view of the seriousness of the issue, A Saikia of Lakhipur police station is investigating into the case. Though the embezzlement took place in the first week of January, it came to light when the depositors began to complain in the open, demanding investigation by proper authority. (Source: SentinelAssam)

5th anniversary of MDC celebrated

SILCHAR, Jan 28: The 5th anniversary of the formation of Manipuri Development Council (MDC) was celebrated on Wednesday at Chandpur Amuthoi Sangeet Vidyalaya, Sonai, 15 km from here. The open session was presided over by Ng Niranjan Singha, president of the organizing committee and also the president of United Manipuri Association, Assam (UMAA).
Jiten Singha presented the report of the developmental activities of the Council granted by the Government of Assam during his tenure. Sabitri Devi also gave an account of the achievements of the Council and its commitment to work in the overall interests of the Manipuri community. It has been brought on record to recall that the Council was formed at the dynamic initiative of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi 5 year ago. But, it could be achieved after a long sustaining struggle which spread over 20 years.
The movement for the Council was spearheaded by UMAA under the able leadership of Jiten Singha along with other state level organizations of Manipuri community. The entire Manipuri community which includes Meiteis and Meitei Muslims come under the same umbrella of Manipuri Development Council. All have the opportunity to get the benefits of the Council devoted to the all round progress and development of the community.
The open session was attended by around 3,000 representatives from various district, division and village level committees of UMAA.
Besides, 500 handloom committees of the community in Assam along with representatives of other leading Manipuri associations of the state graced the anniversary celebration. At the outset, Kh Nabakanta Singha, president, Sonai division committee of UMAA, welcomed the invitees and guests. Key-note address was delivered by S Manitomba Singha, secretary of UMAA. Delegates representing various committees also spoke on the occasion and took pledge to maintain unity and solidarity, besides reposing their faith and confidence in the leadership of Jiten Singha. (Source: SentinelAssam)

'Football tournament begins in Lakhipur subdivision'

SILCHAR, Jan 24: In a bid to promote football in rural parts of Lakhipur subdivision, Manipuri Development Council in association with United Manipuri Association, Assam (UMAA), is organizing football tournaments each year. The inaugural football match of 2016 tournament in memory of Freedom Fighter S Gour Singh was organized in the playground of Singerbond High School recently. The match was played between Lakhipur North and Sribar Division teams. Interestingly, the hard fought match was drawn as both the teams scored two goals each.
An inaugural function was also held on the occasion which was presided over by Ng. Niranjan Singh, president of United Manipuri Association, Assam (UMAA). L Atol Singha, senior citizen, and Sabitri Devi, vice-chairperson of Manipuri Development Council, Assam, were the chief-guest and guest of honour respectively of the programme. Others present on the occasion included Krishna Bahadur Chetri, veteran footballer, MDC members, Jamir Ahmed Choudhury and K Singh, and DSA officials Sithil Dhar and Chandan Sarmah.
A total of 12 teams are participating in the football tournament. The matches will be played in four different venues including Lakhipur, Singerbond, Banskandi and Jirighat. The final of the tournament is scheduled to be held on February 24 at Eagle Hospital playground of the subdivision. It was informed by P Singh, organizing secretary of Freedom Fighter S Gour Singh Memorial Invitition Football Tournament. The tournament is being held under the aegis of Manipuri Development Council and organized by United Manipuri Association, Assam. (Source: SentinelAssam)