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Unknown epidemic kills around 18 cattle in Wangoo

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Imphal, May 11,

At least 18 cattle are reported death, and some showed symptom of unknown disease which has been spreading in various villages of Wangoo area at which portion of it comes under Kumbi Assembly Constituency of Bishnupur district while the remaining at Sugnu Assembly constituency.

“Since the last few days unknown disease that has been spreading in the village has killed at least 18 cattle while many are fear attacked”, a villager said.

The cattle were found dead at Haotak, Wangoo Sabal, Ithai , Wangoo Ahallup , Chuthek Leikai and Napat.

Villagers drew the attention of the State Veterinary department to help the villagers in saving their cattle.

Around today morning a cattle was found struggling for life at the roadside at Wangoo. The owner of the cattle said that he had medicated his cattle but do not have any idea on how his cattle suffer such disease.

Almost all the symptom which killed the 18 cattle looks alike. And the cattle which had been found at the road side too also have the similar symptom, a villager said.

Till now no authority of the veterinary had visited the village to take stock of the situation.

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Sanamahi Kiyong to be inaugurated on June 8

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Imphal, May 11,

The Sanamahi Kiyong which is the abode of Lainingthou Sanamahi situated at Nongmaijing Hills, Imphal East will be inaugurated on June 8, 2019.

Speaking to media persons in a press meet held at Press club spokesperson of Foundation for University of Sanamahism, Laishram Poireiton said that the place was previously planned to inaugurate on May 16. The reason behind the changing of date for inauguration was because religious leaders told that it should be done on Manipuri month of Enga not on Kalen where June 8 falls on Enga.

The inauguration function of the University of Sanamahi Culture will also be attended by Chief Minister N.Biren and titular king of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba.

Sanamahi Kiyong is a centre of the followers of Sanamahism in the State of Manipur.

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Director RIMS convert the institution into a Contract Market, huge amount of bill released during Model Code of Conduct - KCP-MC

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Imphal, May 11,

Armed group Kangleipak Communist Party Military Affairs said that huge amount of contract work bills had been released by the Director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to a specific firm called “Marjing” during election code of conduct.

The statement signed by Comrade Lanchenba Meitei, Secretary, Information and Publicity, Military Affairs also blames the Director of RIMS for having interest in contract work instead of focusing for improvement of the health care service.

The statement said that the trend of converting RIMS into a market is found out by the outfit while carrying out investigation on what went wrong to the RIMS and JNIMS, after number of patient were found dead while undergoing treatment at both the hospital. The outfit’s statement also said that they have all proof on how the Director of RIMS is converting the Health care service provider into a market for contractors.  It also said that the Director RIMS have no interest to the improvement of the health care service in the hospital as he remained busy with contract work business.

“The Director has appointed his own men in the Engineering cell and awarded contract works to his brother in law and relatives” , the statement said.

Besides, huge amount of donation are being given to Religious goons and terrorists like the RSS and ABVP, it added saying that the outfit now have all evidence.

The silence from the staffs and professors of the RIMS is because of the close nexus with the Director with some of the former leaders of the CSOs , as they fear severe consequences .

The KCP MC warns the director of serious consequences if not leave the post by taking voluntary retirement. 

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Chandel District Teachers have Not Received Salaries for 2 Months

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Kakching, May.11,

Chandel District teachers’ Association (CDTA) decried none clearance of their pending salary by the Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Chandel for the month of March and April.

“Teaching and non-teaching staffs under the Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Chandel have not get their salary of March and April for this year”, said LK Premson Anal, president of CDTA said to reporters at the conference hall of Image TV Kakching. 

He further said that it is very unfortunate that even after the clerk had completed all formalities for Clearance of the pending salary, the ZEO Chandel have not cleared it for reason best known to him.

The Chandel District Teachers’ Association have been repeatedly requesting the ZEO Office for kind release of the already sanctioned salaries, despite repeated request the ZEO Office have ignore/turned down our request.

LK Premson Anal drew the attention of the Education Minister to look into the matter. General Secretary of CDTA, L, Moses and Executive Member  M. Joy also attended the press conference.

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She helps her mother’s tea stall during free time; attended no private tuition but clinches 5th position

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Imphal, May 11,

The new trend, at which parents believe that their wards will not get good marks in exam unless they are sent to private tuition has been defied and proved wrong, as 5th position holder in Commerce stream in the recently declared Higher Secondary School, never attended private tuitions. The topper Purnima Moirangthem, a student of government run school – TG Higher Secondary School, even help her mother’s small tea stall whenever she have extra time.  She hails from Khangabok Meisnam Leikai in Thoubal district. The sad part is that her mother Moirangthem (o) Jamuna Devi has been running a small tea stall to support her three children including Class XII topper Purnima, after her husband Moirangthem Surchandra passed away when Purnima was just in class II.

Perhaps it may be financial problem that Purnima did not attend any private tuition, but her achievement proves that perceptions of many parents regarding sending their wards for private tuition for scoring more mark proves wrong. A student can score excellent mark without going to tuition – Purnima has proven it.

Talking to Imphal Times, Purnima said that her school teacher informed her that she came on 5th rank and it was a moment of joy for her and her mother.

“I felt that my hard work has reaped”, Purnima said.

Purnima got his schooling at New Public Higher Secondary School without spending any money as the school authority let her study till class X without taking any fees as she was the rank 1 student from class VII till Class X.

Purnima said that she spend at least 8 to 10 hours preparing for the exam and she credited her school teachers who had given all support in making her dream come true.

She said that she will continue her further study at DM college of Commerce as her family will not be able to afford her studying outside the state. She wanted to become a Charter Accountant. 

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Film Forum Manipur elects new office bearers

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Imphal, May 11,

Film Forum Manipur has elected its new office bearers for the term 2019-2022, during their Annual General Body Meeting held yesterday at FFM office, Lamphel .

Ngangom Tejkumar was the Returning Officer of the Election held yesterday.

Samjetsabam Mangoljao has been elected as the Chairman while Birendra Salam and Waikhom Gojen Meetei as Vice-Chairman. Other office bearers includes Ngangom Ghanashyam as General Secretary, Oinam Gautam, Moirangthem Surchand and Usham Nirjitkumar Singh as Joint Secretaries , Ningombam Tomba Singh as Treasurer and Laishram Premanda Singh as Secretary Information & Communications. 

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Mercury rise: Is it the common men fault

Its May, 20 years back , favourite outfit for the people in the state of Manipur was either a jacket or Jersey. Today, we can’t even wear a full man’s casual shirt or a long pant. Reason – the mercury is rising, by next year the temperature is likely to reach 40 degree Celsius.
In during late 90’s, when people, particularly the environmentalists showed serious concern to the rise in the mercury, the temperature recorded in Manipur On April 14, 1999, was 36 degree Celsius. That was the hottest day people.
April normally was most of the pleasant days during 80s. The climatic condition was excellent. The temperature those days was much lower than 30 degree Celsius. Months with Maximum temperature was during June and July. Everyone who are in the 40s know that the mercury level during the hottest month here in the state did not exceed 35 degree Celsius. Summer in Manipur was equivalent with those of the Indian states close to the Rajasthan cities.
Today, the May 11, the temperature recorded at morning is 31 degree Celsius and is expected to rise at noon. June July is yet to come and one wander the mercury reach in the hottest month of the year. People will be left with no choice but to stay indoor to escape the scoring heat.
As of today there are no report of any dead due to the rise of temperature, but for sure news paper of tomorrow will have to reserve space for news story about dead of human by the scorching heat.
Well whom are we going to blame for the kind of happening? Is the drastic change in the climatic condition a natural phenomenon or is it because of the kind of crime committee by the human being? – A matter everyone needs to ponder.

Leaving aside the environmentalists, it now becomes a fashion for the ministers and bureaucrats to talk about environment. A selfie while planting trees in their best outfit seem to be pride for them.
As according to environmentalists, the geographical character of the state is perhaps a boon. The climate of Imphal and other valley districts are maintained by the hills surrounding the valley. As for the Imphal Valley, it the Langol Hill Range and the number of trees on it that has been controlling the carbon emission. The Khoubru Hill range, the Baruni etc. too are also important factor that control the climate of the state. Saying so it was the number of wild trees that grows on those hills that actually controlled the climate. When there is no trees in the mentioned Hill range they are too helpless in maintaining the climatic condition of the state.
Is it the common men that has to be blamed for cutting of the trees? Wel common man always struggle for live and they do whatever available to feed themselves as well as their family. Those in the village are left with no choice but to cut down the trees for earning their livelihood. As for holding top job in the government and those ruling the state, they know that trees should be saved. Crore and crore of rupees have been spent to make plant grows at barren land of the state. They also know that until a proper planning is taken up by framing a policy for those who are depending on the forest product, the hills of the state which had been controlling the Imphal valley will look barren. So, it is definitely the government that is responsible for the kind of destruction of forest that has been taking place in the state.
Seizure of truck loads of woods is also a means to help in protecting the forest, but if it is done for photo session and publicity matters, then Manipur may perhaps become a desert like state someday.
Government authority’s commitment is reminded as the recent plantation of saplings by volunteer of Manipuri Students’ Federation at the peak of the Koubru Hill will make no sense.
Villagers of Koubru should be rehabilitated so that they themselves started protecting trees in the hill range. On how to change the mindset of the villagers, it is left upto the bureaucrats to think on it, or what is the use spending so much public money for each of them in the form of paying salary and allowances.

GS Score Organizes ‘Shower of thoughts’ with IAS Topper; 2017 IAS Topper emphasizes preparation strategies for clearing CSE

From a Correspondent
Kolkata May 11,

 Pioneers in the field of preparing students for Civil Service Examinations, GS Score in association with SAMARTH (The civil Services aspirants Club of TMSL Kolkata) organized an interactive session at G-Series Auditorium today.
Being an open session, it was open for all to share and exchange their ideas and quench their thirst of myths and doubts related to clearing CSE. The session was addressed by none other than IAS topper Suman Saurav Mohanty (AIR-9, 2017) who focused on encouraging the aspirants to realize their dreams, bring out their true potential and internalize administrative qualities in their thoughts and actions.

“This is a unique approach taken by the GS score team, and such platforms are a place where many aspirants with a dream to be an IAS one day can clarify their doubts and share their personal way of motivation to inspire the other students. This was an awesome opportunity for aspirants to interact with a person who has already crossed the milestone of the road on which they have started their journey to get well experimented method to reach their destination. Sharing my words of wisdom and tested approach for leading a successful life, I hope this will surely help you all to realize your inner potential and utilize them in your favor.” Said IAS Topper Suman
The aspirants who attend the seminar were mesmerized by the simple approach Mr. Suman Sourav Mohanty gave to the students while preparing for the Exam.
IAS topper Suman guided the audience and interjected indomitable enthusiasm into them, for getting all success in future by narrating many inspirational stories and strategies. This session was an attempt to spread awareness about Civil Services so that students who have the caliber and the dream to be part of Indian Bureaucracy can pursue their dreams ahead.
The session addressed the Civil Services aspirants with an aim to encourage and empower the aspirants with the right zeal and approach to crack Civil Services Examination and lead a well-accomplished Life.
Participants through this very thoughtful interactive session also received insights on Civil Services Exam, UPSC syllabus, stages of the exam, subject wise preparation strategy, right time management and Services allotted thereafter.

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Assam Rifles Conducts Friendly Volleyball Match

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Imphal May 11,

Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the ae begis of IGAR (South) conducted a friendly Volleyball match at Nambol Company Operating Base (COB) on Yesterday
With an aim to further strengthen the bond and mutual trust between locals and Security Forces, the volleyball match was played between the teams of Kamong Youth Club and troops of Nambol COB. Both the teams played with great zeal and enthusiasm and displayed great sportsmanship during the course of the match. The match was followed by tea and refreshments for all.
The players and the locals appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for organising the sports event and recurrently taking such initiatives for maintaining healthy environment. They also requested to conduct more such events for promoting sports in future as well.

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AR Organises Health Awareness Drive cum Conducts Security Meet

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Imphal May 11,

Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) organised a Health Awareness Drive at Jai Hind High School in Mantripukhri on Yesterday.
With an aim to spread awareness on the significance of maintaining good health and hygiene, the awareness drive was organised by the Chingmeirong Company Operating Base (COB) for over 70 students and teachers of the School.     

As part of the drive, a lecture was organised covering various issues related to health hazards. The audience was also informed on the associated precautionary measures to be undertaken. The lecture was followed by an interactive session clarifying various queries raised by the audience.
The event was a success in educating the children on various health related issues and importance of maintaining clean and green surroundings. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all.
 Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted a security meet at Andro Company Operating Base (COB). The security forum was attended by the Meira Paibis, Ward Councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs. During the meet various aspects concerning security in the area were discussed and the locals were sensitized on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. An interaction was carried out on necessary measures to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area.  In addition to the security issues, future action plan in respect of civic action projects like medical camps, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth were also discussed during the meet.
The locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for conduct of such security meetings and ensuring peace in the area and assured their commitment and assistance in maintaining the same. The security meet concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.

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