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96 Gram Panchayat, 1 Pradhan and 1 Zilla Parishad Member elected
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 09, 2012: Altogether 96 Gram Panchayat Members, one Pradhan and one Zilla Parishad Member have been elected unopposed even as the Panchayat elections is scheduled to be held on September 13. After the last date for withdrawal of nominations lapsed yesterday, it has now been confirmed that 131 candidates are in the fray for Zilla Parishad Members, 621 for Pradhans and 3784 for Gram Panchayat Members.

In Imphal East district, 98 candidates are contesting for the 19 post of Zilla Parishad Members.

For the post of 56 Pradhans, there are 222 candidates and 1325 candidates are fighting for the post of 490 GP Members.

The respective figures for the number of candidates and available posts in Imphal West district 54 and 14 for Zilla Parishad Members, 94 and 39 for Pradhans, and 894 and 327 for GP Members.

One Pradhan and three GP Members have been already elected unopposed in Imphal West district.

In Thoubal district, the respective figures for the number of candidates and available posts are 62 and 16 for ZP Members, 147 and 42 for Pradhans and 1081 and 478 for GP Members.

In Thoubal district, 51 GP Members have been elected as no rivals are contesting.

The respective figures for the number of candidates and available posts in Bishnupur district are 37 and 11 for ZP Members, 94 and 24 for Pradhans and 495 and 219 for GP Members.

One ZP Member and 21 GP Members have also been elected in Bishnupur district unchallenged.

It is being speculated that around 6,51,817 voters would exercise their franchise in the forthcoming Panchayat election.

HC closes case against RIMS IMPHAL, Aug 9: Justice TNK Singh of the Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench has closed the writ petition against Regional Institute of Medical Sciences filed by Nepram Premila, now a nursing sister, levelling serious allegations.

The Justice was quoted to have pointed out in his order that filing of writ petition is not a play thing and she cannot play with the judicial proceedings of the Court, according to a statement released by the media advisor of RIMS.

The Court imposed an exemplary cost of Rs 10,000 to be deposited to the High Court Bar Association fund after which the petitioner will be allowed to withdraw the petition.

The Court further noted that serious allegations had been levelled against the Director of RIMS.

It was contended that the tutors were not given the salary accordingly but were given that of staff nurse.

It was pointed that they were not regular tutors but staff nurses, the statement said.

"By making a complete somersault from the pleaded case of the petitioner in the present writ petition, the learned counsel appearing for the petitioner states that the petitioner wants to withdraw the writ petition," the Court observed.

From the stand of the petitioner, it appears that she is trying to play with the judicial proceedings of the Court by filing writ petition wherein serious allegations were made against the authorities and later on a writ petition was not pressed by the petitioner for some undue benefits, the Court was reported to have observed according to the statement.

Meanwhile, the RIMS authority has appealed to certain sections of the employees to desist from filing writ petition on false or misleading charges since such petitions hamper the speedy implementation of the developmental works in the institute.

Sincere and unfettered suggestions and cooperation are solicited from all sections to upgrade RIMS to one of the best medical institutes, the statement added.


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