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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 31 October 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

‘Transparency’ only means to success Act East Policy


The erstwhile kingdom of Manipur with 2000 years of unique history and tradition, known to the rest of the country as the Jewel of India finally deserve the title with the coming of the country’s look east policy and now converted into Act East Policy by Narenda Modi. The border state has now been boon with the Trans Asia High way which will connect the nation’s capital with the rest of the South East Asian Countries. The nation’s vision to get in touch with the South East Asian Countries under such initiative has added the real meaning of the term ‘Jewel of India’ at which the first Prime Minister of the country Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru slipped from his tongue when he first landed on the soil. The opening of the new policy on the other hand stands as a big challenge to the people of the state. Many multinational companies of the world will target the soil for setting up of their companies and trade centers as the state will possess tremendous potentials for development in the field. It may be simply the east meet west zone but the impact is horrible unless the state prepares to face all challenges.
Even though Manipur stood in third in term of literacy rate people of the state don’t seem to have understood well about the probable impact which might come as a result of the India’s look east policy. This perhaps is due to lack of proper awareness from the side of the state government or some sort of interference to hinder the developmental process which is in midway. For decades the people of the state inhabiting at both side of the National High Way has been utilizing the high way for their immediate desires and goal. Bandh, Blockade and picketing has been a common phenomenon undergoing in the two high ways.  Local people instead of looking ahead of development of the road condition have been creating hindrance to the developmental works at the influence of few vested interested persons.

Since time immemorial, transportation stood as the main factor for success of the trade and commercial purposes. The state government has been taking up various projects and scheme under its department of commerce and industries. The already existed free trade between the Country the neighboring country Myanmar has already boosted the economy of the state. Even though minor problems of misunderstanding or perhaps put halt to the existing trade.
The main result for the failure and the probabilities of putting into the pool of miseries on the arrival of India’s Look East Policy now Act East Policy is or will be the lack of proper awareness of the developmental works. The various schemes of the Industries department being taken up at many district head quarters especially the Moreh (the Indian Border Town which connect the neighbouring country Myanmar) need to be highlighted to the people for mass awareness. Transparency is the only means to create awareness and for that a documentary based on the developmental works of the Government department in relation to the development of Commerce and Industries is believed to be the need of the hour.

Indira Gandhi remembered on 31st death anniversary; MPCC pays fitting tribute

Manipur Pradesh Congress committee observed 31st death anniversary of Indira Gandhi at Congress Bhavan today. Chief Minister O. Ibobi, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, other ministers and MLAs attended the occasion as dignitaries.
The day is observed as Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas. On the occasion fitting tributes were paid to the portrait of the Congress leader.
Speaking to the Media Person Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said that Pandit Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and also one of the leading visionary leaders of the world. He further stated that like Nehru, Indira Gandhi was also a leader who sacrificed her life for the cause of the nation. She was listed among the women leaders of the world. He appealed the people to fulfill the dream of Indira Gandhi.
On the present situation of the state Gaikhangam expressed dissatisfaction stating that bandh, blockade or any short of violent agitation is not the solution to any problem. He said dialogue is the only means to sort out the differences and people should come forwards to have dialogue instead of indulging in violent protest.

Replying the JAC of Churachandpur announcement of separate road construction of Chingjol to Tuimai and Churanchanpur to Silchar via Jiribam, Gaikhangam said that construction of road is a good work and no one including those in the government should not hinder to any development works.
He further stated that the last rite of the dead bodies of Churachandpur incident should be conduct without blaming the state government, there is no any reason to blaming one another, instead of that we should bring a proper solution together.
Late Indira Gandhi was assassinated on this day 1984 by a Sikh militant at her office premises.

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Assam Rifles Advises Media not to Publish NSCN-K Articles

The Inspector General of Assam Rifles (IGAR-North) has said publication of articles issued NSCN (K) by the print media would be construed as providing support to an unlawful association,  reports UNI.
It said bringing to attention that NSCN (K) has been declared an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 by the Ministry of Home Affairs; an official notice issued by Colonel Rajesh Gupta, IGAR claimed that any article which projects the demands of NSCN (K) and gives it publicity is a violation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. The UNI report further added that the intention of declaring NSCN (K) as an Unlawful Association is to curb and prevent fresh recruitment, violence, terrorist and secessionist activities and collection of funds. For reference, IGAR pointed out that the local media had published in recent editions of their newspapers, articles issued by MIP of NSCN (K) threatening senior law makers of the Nagaland Government and encouraging collection of funds by its representative.
It therefore asserted that articles from NSCN (K) should not be published by the media, the reported added quoting notice said.

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RIMS observes Vigilance Awareness Week

As a part of the Vigilance Awareness Week 2015, a function was held yesterday at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. Prof. S. Rita Devi, Director, RIMS, Imphal administered the Pledge to a gathering officials and staff. The Pledge is aimed to reinforce commitment of officials and staff towards bringing about integrity and transparency in all spheres of their activities and to fight corruption with vigour. Prof. M. Amuba Singh, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Y. Rajendra Singh, Deputy Director (Admn), RIMS, E. Debendro Meitei, Chief Accounts Officer/Financial Advisor, RIMS, Principal, Dental & College of Nursing, Faculty & Heads of Departments of RIMS also attended the function.

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Students’ Monitoring cell and Monitoring committee unites to form Joint Monitoring Unit

As a resolving step following yesterday’s tension at Manipur College regarding the upcoming College Students’ Union Election, 2015-2016, representatives of monitoring cell and monitoring committee which comprises of 6 Student Unions have resolved today to unite together and formed a Joint Monitoring Unit.
The Monitoring Unit was form under the guidance of SP Imphal West, and the unit will be convened by joint convener of both the conveners of monitoring cell and monitoring committee, told Th. Joy Luwang, Convener Monitoring Cell, AMSU,MSF,SUK,KSA and Ksh Romesh, Convener Monitoring Committee, DESAM and AIMS while meeting with media persons in Manipur Press Club. The Joint Convener said the student Unions have resolved to control/ prevent any type of unwanted activity like money distribution, voter pick up, arranging feasts, camping, seizure/ collection of I-cards from students, and urged students to cooperate in conducting the election free and fair.
They also appealed students to cast their votes without hesitation and fear.

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Grenade found; local denounce, stage protest

A Hand Grenade addressed with neighbour’s name by KPC Poirei Meitei was found today morning from the court yard of one Naorem Pakison (40) of Thongju Part-2. Large women folks including Kyamgei Meira Paibi, Vegetable Vendors and shop keepers of Thampha Bazar, Kyamgei and localities staged sit-in protest denouncing bomb threats in residential areas at the Bazar, Opposite to Manipur University gate.
Naorem (o) Thaja, wife of Pakison told reporters that the bomb was found by their eldest son (11) in the morning around 6.30 am when he went out for brushing their house courtyard nearby garage.
“ I am very afraid of what if something had happened to my boy. We live a very simple life with our small kids”, Thaja condemned the act. A name written in a piece of paper of their neighbor Lourenbam Ramesor Meitei, owner of Lourenbam Enterprises was pasted on the hand grenade and was kept near the garage where Rameshor parked his vehicle (four wheeler) to their garage, said Thaja.
Whoever, did this or to whom the threat been addressed, Thaja appealed not to let happen such kind of things again.

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Camp for identification of persons with disabilities underway

A three days programme for identification of persons with disabilities began at the campus of Institute of Child Disabilities (ICD), Lakhipur, Jiribam yesterday. The programme is being organised by National Institute  for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secunderabad in collaboration with Achievement of Rising Maiden (ARM) and State Commissioner Disabilities under the aegis of Department of Empowerment of person with disabilities and Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.

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DIPR Photo contest cum exhibition concludes

On the 3rd day of the Photo contest cum exhibition being organized by the Directorate of Information and Public Relation, Government of Manipur at its office premises at Moirangkhom, Imphal, many visitors including students from different school and college were seen having a glimpse of the photos which are being exhibited.
At the lecture programme on photography, Deputy Director General, Film Division Joshi Joseph gave lecture on Selfie from your own skies.
Madhu Sarkar, Director of National Academy of Photography and an International Awardees’ in photography shows two photo story 1. Soil to Soil (ritual function on how Durga puja festival begins and ends) and 2. Varanasi (One of the oldest living city in the world). During the lecture programme on Photography, Ratan Luwang, Vice-President, AMWJU said that a film making workshop will be organize very soon at Imphal, collaborating with Film Division, Government of India and Directorate of Information and Public Relation (DIPR), Government of Manipur for 9 days for 20 people who will be selected from this Photo contest cum exhibition organized by the Directorate of Information and Public Relation, Government of Manipur.
All Manipur Working Journalist Union, AMWJU will be the media partner for this film making workshop, he added.

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