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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 10 March 2018 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

Some good , some bad ; but you can’t stop small newspapers whether you give support or not

Hectic preparation is going on for official inauguration of aged old projects in the state during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this March. As per announcement by the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Union Home Minister Rajnath who is also visiting the stat will inaugurate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) constructed at Border town Moreh. The government led by BJP under the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh will be a year old by March 15. Inauguration of the project which remain unfinished for quite a long time will not only prove the efficiency of his government but is also will make the people happy thinking that Manipur is changing with the coming of a new government.
Well and good, the state now sees some changes even though it is still early to say whether the projects that is going to be inaugurated in  March month will certainly do good for the state, as the people had witnessed many inaugurated projects useless in the past regime.
Social media is flooded with thanksgiving words to the new government under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh over his high skill in resolving issues which might cause inconveniences to the people.  Words of appreciation for making the state a bandh free and for bridging the gap of misunderstanding between various ethnic communities is perhaps worth mentioning here.
Now the N. Biren Singh regime is going to complete a year by March 15. He had launched an Anti Corruption Cell to fight the menace of corruption and later was converted into a full time police station. Many seems to be happy with the kind of initiative, but the fact is that level of corruption is higher today comparing with the last regime. Questioning about proof or evidences of this truth is irrelevant, as every bodies knows that nobody provide a received for money paid as bribe. It is easily understood on the way that some top functionaries in certain department or statutory body including the MCPCR etc. are appointed.
Exposing of the high level corruptions is done through media. Being from the background of journalism, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is using all means to control the media and he also seems to understand that existence of to any newspapers and media houses in the state would be a headache to his government.

Perhaps this is the reason that the N. Biren Singh led government is trying everything it could to minimize the number of newspaper publication in the state.  Since this paper has started writing some critical editorial to his government, the DIPR now have stopped issuing of government advertisement some few months back. Not only to this newspaper but to other small newspaper which cannot be controlled by his government also stopped receiving the government newspaper.
On the other hand, bill amount submitted for earlier advertisement are also put to halt as the Chief Minister understand that without support from the government small newspaper like the Imphal Times will not be able to survive if they cut off the advertisement or halt the payment.
May be this government may succeed in abolishing the existence of this newspaper , as running a paper particularly the smaller newspaper depend on government advertisement for payment of salary to staffs.
But one thing Imphal Times will make it clear is that no matter, we get advertisement from the government or not we will survive till our last breath and will keep on writing the wrongs in the government as well as in the society.
No government had ever succeeded in suppressing media in the History of the World.

Some good , some bad ; but you can’t stop small newspapers whether you give support or not

Hectic preparation is going on for official inauguration of aged old projects in the state during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this March. As per announcement by the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Union Home Minister Rajnath who is also visiting the stat will inaugurate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) constructed at Border town Moreh. The government led by BJP under the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh will be a year old by March 15. Inauguration of the project which remain unfinished for quite a long time will not only prove the efficiency of his government but is also will make the people happy thinking that Manipur is changing with the coming of a new government.
Well and good, the state now sees some changes even though it is still early to say whether the projects that is going to be inaugurated in  March month will certainly do good for the state, as the people had witnessed many inaugurated projects useless in the past regime.
Social media is flooded with thanksgiving words to the new government under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh over his high skill in resolving issues which might cause inconveniences to the people.  Words of appreciation for making the state a bandh free and for bridging the gap of misunderstanding between various ethnic communities is perhaps worth mentioning here.
Now the N. Biren Singh regime is going to complete a year by March 15. He had launched an Anti Corruption Cell to fight the menace of corruption and later was converted into a full time police station. Many seems to be happy with the kind of initiative, but the fact is that level of corruption is higher today comparing with the last regime. Questioning about proof or evidences of this truth is irrelevant, as every bodies knows that nobody provide a received for money paid as bribe. It is easily understood on the way that some top functionaries in certain department or statutory body including the MCPCR etc. are appointed.
Exposing of the high level corruptions is done through media. Being from the background of journalism, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is using all means to control the media and he also seems to understand that existence of to any newspapers and media houses in the state would be a headache to his government.

Perhaps this is the reason that the N. Biren Singh led government is trying everything it could to minimize the number of newspaper publication in the state.  Since this paper has started writing some critical editorial to his government, the DIPR now have stopped issuing of government advertisement some few months back. Not only to this newspaper but to other small newspaper which cannot be controlled by his government also stopped receiving the government newspaper.
On the other hand, bill amount submitted for earlier advertisement are also put to halt as the Chief Minister understand that without support from the government small newspaper like the Imphal Times will not be able to survive if they cut off the advertisement or halt the payment.
May be this government may succeed in abolishing the existence of this newspaper , as running a paper particularly the smaller newspaper depend on government advertisement for payment of salary to staffs.
But one thing Imphal Times will make it clear is that no matter, we get advertisement from the government or not we will survive till our last breath and will keep on writing the wrongs in the government as well as in the society.
No government had ever succeeded in suppressing media in the History of the World.

General strike called against the killing of M. Megha freezes life at Yairipok; protest staged

Imphal, March 10: The dead of 47 years old Moirangthem Megha who was killed by a large number of people after he kicked a ritual performer during Lai Haoraba festival at Yairipok Top Chingtha in Imphal East district has sparked protest against the action of the mob, particularly those organising the Lai Haroaba Festival.
A JAC formed against the killing demanding punishment of those involved in the killing of M Megha. Terming the act of killing Megha as “brutal and barbaric” the JAC today called general strike since early morning today at Yairipok area paralysing the town.
Large number of people also staged a sit-in-protest at Yairipok Laimanai Thongkhong demanding immediate arrest and punishment of those involved in the killing of Megha.
During the strike almost all shops and business establishment remain shut. Passenger service vehicles, private own vehicles stay off the road. Normalcy was severely affected due to the strike.   
General strike supporters came out at Yairipok Top Chingtha Nganba (Ngabong) market, Tulihal Azad Junction and Yairipok Bridge and halt all short of traffic. Police team also tried to put the situation under control but was helpless as the strike supporters were outnumbered. Meanwhile, various placards demanding punishment of the culprits involved in the killing of Megha were displayed during the sit in protest at Yairipok Laimanai Thongkhong. A protestor said that until the culprits were arrested and punished the dead body of Megha will not be received and the general strike will continue.
The JAC member said , “ Educational institutions , emergency medical services and ritual related programme will be relax from the preview of the general strike.
It may be mentioned that, at 11.30 pm of March 7, the last day of Nongpok Ningthou Panthoibi Lai Haroaba festival at Yairipok Top-Chingtha Village, Moirangthem Megha was killed by a mob for kicking a performer called “Tangkhul Saba”. A video on how the incident happened, which posted at social media Facebook went viral prompting many to react with slashing criticism to the killing to Megha. As per the video uploaded at FB, the way the ritual performer acted was too obscene. The video suggest that Megha kicked that ritual performer as he seemed to be irritated to such obscene behaviour in the name of Lai Haraoba.
 His dead body is still at JNIMS morgue.

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CM Biren’s brainchild CMHT awarded as “most efficiently run health programme by the state government”

Imphal, March 10: The pioneer project of the Manipur government – “Chief Ministergi Hakselgi Tengbang – CMHT” which was launched by the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on January 21 this year – the day Manipur celebrate its statehood day has been awarded as the “most efficiently run health programme by the state government” by the Indian Express Group.
The project was the brain child of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, Irengbam Arun in a message through popular messaging app whatsapp said that the credit for making success of the progress goes to officials of the State health department, district administration and legal aids service providers which help in the implementation of the scheme.   The award was conferred to Director Health Services, K. Rajo, by the Indian express group yesterday evening at Novotel, Pune  in the two days Health Summit organised by Indian Express Group.
Overjoy with the kind of recognition Chief Minister N. Biren tweet – “Manipur got this award in the category “Most Efficiently Run Health Program by the State Government”. The award title is    “EXPRESS PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS 2018” given today at NOVOTEL, Pune in the two days Health Summit organised by Indian Express Group”.

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Over Rs. 130 crores worth poppy plants destroyed so far

Imphal, March 10: As part of the continuous drive on destruction of poppy cultivation in the state, 83 acres of poppy cultivated which worth about Rs 5 crore 81 lakhs were destroyed today at Hangoipat under Saikhul Sub-Division in Kangpokpi District.
Total of 1837 acres of poppy plant cultivated farms were destroyed which approximately worth about Rs 130 crores (Rs 128 crores 59 lakhs in exact figure) in the market so far official said.
Speaking to newspersons at his Old Lambulane office, W Basu said that today’s drive was jointly carried out by a team of NCB, NAB, 7MR, Police Personnel of Saikhul Police Station, Imphal East Police Personnel and Staff of Forest and Horticulture led by himself where 83 acres of poppy cultivated plants worth about Rs 5 crores 81 lakhs were destroyed. Basu also said that 36 joint operations have been carried out along with various departments and staffs including, NAB, NCB, District’s police, district’s administrators so far.
He also added that poppy destruction carried out this get more support from people and other government agency if compare to last year.

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Sajik Battalion inspires youth to join armed forces

Imphal, March 10: The Assam Rifles have endeavoured in their own way to motivate the youth of Manipur to join the Indian Armed Forces as an Officer. In order to motivate the students of St. Mary’s School a “KNOW YOUR ARMY AND ASSAM RIFLES” motivational lecture along with weapon and equipment display was organized by Sajik Battalion on 08 March 2018.
Students were quite excited to be briefed about various entry schemes through which they can join the pride of the Nation “The Indian Armed Forces as officers. The two hour lecture and display was attended by 110 students. This kind of display showing the pride of the Nation and glorious history of Armed Forces will certainly motivate the young and bright students and assist them in choosing a career in the armed forces, which poses a challenge to them with the motto – “DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU”.  

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Maoist slams MUSU and MUTA

Imphal, March 10: Maoist Communist Party Manipur today slammed the Manipur University Student Union  (MUSU) and (MUTA) as well as other stakeholders of the University for sidelining the issue to converting the University complex into a militarised zone. In a press statement, the Maoist said that even as the people of the state is aware of the prime Minister visit in the state to inaugurate National Science Congress, none of the authority had ever prepare to urge the Prime Minister for shifting of the Army camp from the complex of the Manipur University premises. It said instead of getting the real issue some of the people in connivance with the authority of MU have been taking interest in the contract work for beautification of the  Manipur University Complex for the Prime Minister visit.

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Security tightened

Imphal, March 10: Security measures have been tightened in and around Imphal city particularly in Canchipur area and its surrounding ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state. The PM is inaugurating the National Science Congress on March 16.   AR and Manipur Police also strengthen security measures at Moreh town. The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is inaugurating the ICP Moreh ahead of PM’s visit.  

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“Thajagi Paojel” released

Imphal, March 10: A poetry book entitle “Thajagi Paojel” written by M Ajrun Kabir was released this afternoon at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal.
Professor Thoidingjam Tombi Singh, President Manipur Sahitya Parishad, Imphal; Retired MCS Abdus Salam, Former Joint Secretary (Education), Government of Manipur, Imphal; Dr. Raheijuddin Seikh (Samu), Director D.D.U Kousal Kendra Dhanamanjuri Community College, Imphal and Saratchandra Longjamba, D.M College of Arts, Imphal  graced the book released event as president, chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The released of poetry book “Thajagi Paojel” was organized by Writers’ Union Manipur.

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