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Somebody is pulling our leg, right?  Is the entire kanglaonline website a

If it is a hoax, it's a pretty elaborate hoax.  When I googled on "crores"
to find out if this was an authentic unit of currency somewhere in the
world, I got to this site http://www.kshitij.com/utilities/LnCtoMnB.shtml

Or am I the one who is out of touch with reality?

Date:    Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:05:55 +0200
From:    "Museum Security Network / Cultural Property Protection Net (Ton
         Cremers)" <museum-security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

1.45 lakh books destroyed in state's worst act of vandalism

The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, Apr 13: In a thoughtless and outrageous act that has deprived the
state of one of its major storehouses of knowledge, activists of the Meetei
Erol Eyek Loinasinlon Apunba Lup burnt down the state Central library at
Keisampat this afternoon, destroying over 1,45,000 books worth over Rs. 10
crores, many of them old and irreplacable editions.

The MEELAL, in a statement, also said it was responsible for the torching of
a truck carrying vegetables at Nagamapal last night.
The MEELAL has also given a deadline of April 15 to the vernacular daily,
the Ireipak, for carrying news in Meetei Mayek script on its frontpages.


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