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Salam Chingkheinganba

Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]

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State Congress activists burnt effigy of Manohar Lal; This is a totalitarian regime, we are not allowed to stage democratic protest - Gaikhangam

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Imphal, Oct 18

Head Office of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) located at BT road here in Imphal witnessed a war-scene-like situation today afternoon as large number of state police force cordoned the main entry gate of the Congress office trying to prevent the congress activists from staging protest or burning effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal.
Large number of congress party members including CLP leader Okram Ibobi, MPCC President Gaikhangam, MLA K. Ranjit, MLA Mirabai, MLA Th. Lokeshore , Moirangthem Okendro, Victor Keishing among others along with congress activists stage a sit-in –protest   demanding unconditional apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal for his derogatory statement to AICC president Sonia Gandhi.   
Addressing a BJP rally, Sonipat in Haryana, CM Manohar Lal had humiliated the Congress president by mocking at her and the congress party about 5 days back.  
 “After the defeat in the Lok Sabha election, Rahul (Gandhi) quit as party president and said the new Congress chief would not be from the Gandhi family. We welcomed his decision. It is good to end dynasty politics. Then, these people started searching (for a new president)... After three months, they made Sonia Gandhi the Congress chief. It was like khoda pahaad, nikli chuhiya, woh bhi mari hui... (like digging up a mountain to find a mouse, that too a dead one)”, this statement delivered by  the chief Minister was termed as irresponsible by almost all members of the Congress party including the leaders of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee , Gaikhangam and Ibobi among others.
At around noon, the congress activist while staging a protest demonstration tried to burn the effigy of the Haryana Chief Minister, however, large number of police team who were already on the site snatch the effigy and dismantle the sets for protest. Former Chief Minister and CLP leader Okram Ibobi and MPCC president Gaikhangam along with other congress legislatures were left with no choice but to stand in surprise as the congress activists confronted the police team.
Later, the Congress leaders and the workers went inside the MPCC office complex and burnt the effigy of the Haryana Chief Minister shouting slogans demanding immediate apology for his derogatory statement.
“This a totalitarian regime, we are not allowed to stage democratic protest”, MPCC president Gaikhangam told media persons.
On being asked why the main gate of the MPCC office had to be closed during the protest that too inside the office premises, Gaikhangam said that the congress workers had already experienced excess and brutalities of the state force under the command of the present government.
“They had fired tear gas shells, mock bomb inside the office complex of the MPCC during a protest demonstration earlier , many workers sustained injury and many had to be hospitalized. As we do not want our workers to get injured by their drastic action our workers might have closed the gate”, Gaikhangam said.
The MPCC president further lambasted the present BJP led regime for their humiliation to the constitution of India.
“ Lamdamse Yom lebak orakadoure (The is becoming a land of Yumraj)”, Gaikhangam said showing serious concern to the present BJP regime terming it as a Totalitarian regime. Citizens or political parties are not allowed to raise their voice against their policy and programme and the voice of the dissent had never been listened by them, Gaikhangam added.

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Manipur has everything in the field of art & culture: Prahlad Singh Patel

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Imphal, Oct. 17

Union Minister of State, Independent Charge Prahlad Singh Patel has expressed that Manipur has everything ranging from fusion music, martial arts to variety of traditional attire. However, when we visit Nagaland we cannot find these diversities. All this diversity need be accumulated and preserved continuously so that the next generation will also move forward. The Manipuri University of Culture will play an important role in preserving all these diverse culture and tradition, Minister added.

Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of the INAT, a Cultural Cum Literary Meet held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Prahlad Singh Patel assured that the state and centre work together at their capacity. University is the highest plate form to train and enlighten the youths. The cultural fusion of Manipur is a prototype which is found in the world. Other state may be famous in one particular field but Manipur is a multiplex of many areas. The Manipur University of Culture will benefit the youths of the country not only by providing jobs but also bringing fame of the state through Art & Culture, he added.

Delivering presidential speech, Art & Culture minister, Manipur L. Jayantakumar Singh said that he is fortunate to hold the portfolio of minister in charge, art & culture. Jayantakumar also appreciated the union minister of state, independent charge, Art and Culture, Government of India, for taking up initiatives to promote and develop the art & culture of Manipur. It is through the medium of culture that peace and solidarity of the nation can be maintained. It is also a vast subject as no one can master all the avenues of art and culture, he added.

Minister Jayantakumar also mentioned that paucity of fund of this department has hampered the pace of development of this sector. He appealed the ministry of culture, Government of India to provide adequate fund to construct develop the infrastructure of Manipur University of Cultural, MUC through the union minister. Project proposal of the Manipur University of Culture has already been submitted. Ministry has also given green signalto start part by part construction. Forest department has also given clearance for the site for construction of MUC, he added.

Minister Jayantakumar also sought the blessings and participation of the public to make the construction of MUC successful.

The inaugural function was also attended by Dy. Chief Minister, Manipur, Y. Joykumar Singh, Letpao Haokip, Minister YAS, Irrigation & Flood Control, Dr.RK. Ranjan Singh, MP, Nahakpam Indrajit Singh, MLA, and Bobby Waikhom, VC Manipur University of culture as guests of honour. Varieties of cultural performance were also shown by students of MUC as a part of the inaugural function.

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SheChef Season 2; Shirui Lily Festival 2019

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Imphal, Oct 14

SheChef (earlier called ShiChef) is a cooking competition organised by the Exotic School of Cooking in collaboration with Popa Restaurantas part of the Shirui Lily Festival. In its second season this year, SheChef 2019 is being organised with an aim to carry forward the famous slogan of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, “BetiBachao, BetiPadhao.” This platform aims to unearth the culinary skills of many women and help them turn their passion into profession. This is an attempt to facilitate financial independence and confidence for women in Manipur. The competitors will cook using locally produced ingredients which will also eventually help the farmers by adding value to their produce, while altogether promoting indigenous cuisine.
The competition will take place at TNL Ground, Ukhrul Town, during the entire duration of the Shirui Lily Festival, i.e. 16thto 19thOctober 2019. After a public call for interested participants, final six contestants have been selected for the competition through a process of screening. They are from the ages of 18 to 26 and their names are as under:
1. NimriMarchang
2. RinchuilaTuithung
3. YurrinchonKeishing
4. RumunhoiTubung
5. ZingyatphiHungyo
6. NeisoyangRangla
The competition will be held for 4 days with 4 different themes for cooking. The judges meticulously selected for the competition are Chingyo Shinglai, RupaliLongjam and Dr.ChangmeiShadang. The first two are qualified chefs while the third is an expert in nutrition. A unique feature of this season is that the entire organising team is made up by only women.
The winner will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 while the second and third prize recipients will receive Rs. 20,000 and Rs.10,000 respectively. The consolation prize will be Rs. 2000 each.

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Yoga can be an effective tool to counter the menace of substance abuse: Dr. Najma Heptulla

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Imphal, Oct. 11

Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today said that Yoga education amongst the youth can be an effective tool to counter the menace of substance abuse and drug addiction prevalent widely in the State of Manipur.  She was speaking at the inaugural function of the 24th State Level Yoga Physique Championship, 2019 organised by the Yoga Physique Institute & Studies Manipur (YPISM) at Manipur Dramatic Union hall Yaiskul Police lane, Imphal organised under the theme Yoga for health, wellbeing and sustainable development.
Dr, Heptulla said that the Championship will certainly help the young sportspersons to grow and maintain their physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.  In addition, this championship is to put together in one event, the overwhelming complexity of the entire Yoga arts and traditions of various ethnic communities of the State, she added. 
Expressing her happiness on NCERT’s publication of Yoga text books for Classes-I to VIII and introduction of it in the CBSE Schools as a compulsory subject, the Chief Guest told that value-based education through Yoga in schools and colleges will help in inculcating discipline, concentration, relaxation and self-achievement, from an early stage of life and thereby empower them to cope up with the stress and strains accompanied with the challenges of modern life. It will also help them in growing up with the values of cleanliness, non-violence, truthfulness, non-greediness, austerity, self-study, self-control and non-possessiveness, she added.
As part of today’s inaugural programme, the YPISM students and intellectual disability Group BB Paul Mental Development Home, Mongshangei presented Yoga Demonstration and Certificates of Honour were also distributed to donors and juries.
More than 250 candidates are participating in this Championship that will continue till tomorrow.

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