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Rio set to visit Manipur

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By EMN Updated: Feb 11, 2014 6:48 pm
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Newmai News Network
SENAPATI, February 10

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]agaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, is all set to visit Manipur for the second time as chief minister on Saturday. However, this time the Nagaland chief minister’s visit to Manipur will be unlike the one in 2011 where a volatile social unrest was witnessed with the Ibobi Singh led government barring the Nagaland chief minister from entering the state.On coming Saturday, Neiphiu Rio will be coming to Tamenglong district headquarters to grace the Nagas’ seed sowing festival Lui-Ngai-Ni. Along with Neiphiu Rio, a good number of Nagaland ministers will also be participating in the cultural festivity gala.
Meanwhile, the one day district level political conference of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) which was slated for February 12 at Senapati district headquarter has been postponed in view of the Lui-Ngai-Ni, since the party leader Neiphui Rio and his cabinet colleagues will grace the festival as chief guest, guest of honour and chief host, a press statement issued by NPF, Manipur State, general secretary Athuan Abonmai said. He said the date for the conference would be intimated in the later dates.
Meanwhile, president of Naga People’s Front (NPF), Manipur State, Soso Lorho has donated a sum of Rs 10,000 on behalf of the party to the victims of Litan fire inferno as a relief.
A team of NPF leaders led by Paul Muinao, NPF president of Ukhrul Division, and Honreikhui Kashung, general secretary Manipur State, along with youth and executive members had visited the site.
The team members have assured the villagers to extend further assistance. The NPF Manipur State has demanded the Manipur government to extend maximum relief to those unfortunate victims of the fire and immediate installation of fire Station in all the Sub-Divisional headquarters of the hills districts to avoid such incident in the future. The NPF Manipur State expressed its sorrow at the demise of a young girl in the inferno and extended its deepest condolence to the family.
Meanwhile, the Ukhrul district’s Chingai assembly constituency has decided to organise ‘home-coming’ programme in honour of those people who had resigned from their respective political party to join the NPF.
The event will be hosted by Paul Muinao, president of Ukhrul district division, at his official residence at 1 p.m.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 11, 2014 6:48:50 pm