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MYFA urges Assam CM and Education Minister for inclusion of Manipuri as indigenous

Silchar, January 6: The Manipuri Youths Front Assam,MYFA, today submits a memorandum to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam minister Dr.Hemanta Biswa Sharma demanding the inclusion of Manipuri community of Assam as indigenous ethnic community of the state.
In their memorandum signed by Seram Herajit Singh, president of MYFA, mentioned that the Manipuri community are coming from neighbouring state Manipur from 300 years ago under different historical circumstances like war, matrimony and business matter.
In their memorandum, the Youths Front also cited many historical points of the earlier settlement of Manipuri in Assam as supportive points.
In the said memorandum it is also narrated that the there have good relations between the Ahom kingdom and Manipuri king because of which many Manipuri princes were married to Ahom.
From the reliable sources, it is also learnt that as per the report of Census of Assam 1881, the population of Manipuri community in Surma Valley is 47356 while the population of this community in Brahmaputra and Hills tracts is 149 and 115 respectively.
From many historical books and documents and also from many research findings,it can be noted that Manipuri community is residing in different parts of Assam before the historic incident of Seven years of devastation.

Lakhipur PHC goes online 

Silchar, Jan 9: Online issuing of birth and death certificate was started at Lakhipur Block Primary Health Centre recently. The online service was inaugurated in a simple function by Dr Y Kishore Singha, SDMO, along with Rimi Paul, chairperson, Lakhipur Municipal Board, and Pradip Kumar Dey, Zila Parishad member. They said it is very important to have online means for receiving birth and death certificates. However, they advised the beneficiaries to fill up the forms correctly.

 The first birth certificate was handed over to Lalsimmwai Hmar who received it for her baby. People expressed their happiness over the digital service. Pradip Kumar Dey further said this service will enable people in receiving birth and death certificates in no time. Sanjukta Das, manager, Lakhipur Block Primary Health Centre, Saumen Chakraborty along with a number of persons assisted in making the programme successful. Other hospitals of the subdivision including Pailapool, Jirighat, Binnakandie, Chotomamda have also gone online in issuing birth and death certificates.

Three injured in tanker-truck collision

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Silchar, Jan 7: A 10-wheeller oil tanker, carrying about 12000 litres of kerosene oil, collided with a 12-wheeller truck near Chiripool at NH 37, at 2.30 pm, last Tuesday. The oil tanker, bearing no MN 056-3276 was going to Jiribam from Silchar and turned upside down after colliding with the truck bearing no NL 01K-8887, which was coming from Jiribam after unloading sacks of cement. About 4000 litres of kerosene oil spilled all over the road. The movement of traffic was affected for around one hour. A police team led by Nobo Kumar Bora, officer in-charge, Lakhipur police station, rushed to the spot. Fire brigade joined the rescue operation. Three persons, Joba Singha (55), Nilolontho Singha (48) and Chittaranjan Singha (31) were injured in the accident. They were rushed to the nearest Immanuel Rural Hospital. (Source:SentinelAssam)

Barak organization demands creation of separate state

Silchar, Dec 26: Purbachal, Separate Barak Demand Committee (SBDC), Silchar has been calling for separate Barak since March 24, 2014. The movement for separate Barak as state has been started with the formation of SBDC. “Our movement has always been non-violent and we would like to adhere to the same till we reach our goal separating a combined state of Barak, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao,” said Shuvadip Datta, general secretary, SBDC, at a press meet held at the office of the Committee at Club Road today.
Shuvadip Datta further said that separate representation has been submitted to the PS of the Chief Executive Member of Dima Hasao, Niranjan Hojai, Executive Member, Dima Hasao, Nirmal Langthasa of Dima Hasao, Jayanta Rongpei and Tuliram Ronginghung, Chief Executive Member, Diphu, MLA Bidya Singh Anleng and MP Biren Singh. “All of them have agreed and gave the green signal to move ahead with the demand for separate Barak. In this regard, we are planning to organize a mass convention with all the MPs, and MLAs so that a final decision could be taken,” Datta added to say. It should be mentioned here that Jayanta Rongpei was out of station on the day of submission of the memorandum. Yet, he messaged that he will be there with the Committee against all odds.
“Owing to the present day political scenario of the State, it is high time that a unified voice should be raised so that the dream of separate Barak no longer remains a dream,” added the general secretary. He said, “I think Barak Valley alone should demand for a separate Union Territory or State, the demand should be placed jointly for a single state in combination of Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Barak Valley. Dima Hasao region is a proof of coexistence, solidarity and prosperity. Our history cannot be ignored shunning Cachari kings of Dima Hasao origin.” Shuvadip Datta further stated that since the British annexation this region has been under one Commissioner and it is still prevailing. (Source:SentinelAssam)