Manipuri scales Mount Everest
New Delhi (PTI): A 35-year-old Manipuri, Nongmaithem Suraj Singh, has scaled Mount Everest for the first time, making history for the tiny and strife-torn state.
ingh, who is from Imphal East district, was part of the army team christened “snow lion”, which scaled the peak on Thursday. Singh is a central government employee posted in Sikkim. On May 5, 1993, a Manipuri climber, G. Anita Devi, had attempted to climb the peak but was just 72m short of reaching the summit.
Kohima: The State Council of Educational Research and Training on Sunday showed that there were 64 per cent untrained teachers in the state. Revealing that the National College of Teachers’ Education has formulated a new recruitment policy which stated that only trained teachers should be appointed in educational institutes, council director Vipralhou said it would take years to train the untrained as the state had only few training institutes.
Kohima: An NSCN (I-M) rebel received bullet injuries in a factional clash with its rival group at Mokokchung on Saturday.
Kokrajhar: An inmate of Kokrajhar jail, Bijan Basumatary, died of cardiac arrest inside the jail on Sunday. Basumatary was convicted of rape.
Imphal: The indefinite economic blockade imposed on NH 39 by the Naga Peoples Organisation, Senapati district, was called off on Saturday. The blockade, which began on May 21, was lifted following a joint appeal from three MLAs of the district.