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Salam Chingkheinganba

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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2 Manipuris to participate in global peace march to Geneva

IT News

Imphal, Sept 7

Haobijam Surjit and Karam Tania from Manipur will be participating in a one year global peace march starting from New Delhi to Geneva.

With the objective to campaign for peace and justice the Global March called Jai Jagat 2020 covering a distance of 14,000 km will begin from October 2, 2019.

Speaking to media persons in a press meet held at Manipur Press Club Jai Jagat 2020 Coordination Committee Convener Rishikanta Aribam stressed that around 50 people from India will be participating the global March out of which the two Manipuri was selected from the North East.

The marchers from around the world will meet at Geneva on September 26, 2020 and a weeklong convention will be done till October 2, 2020, he added

Pointing out the main objective of the campaign he stressed that Jai Jagat 2020 will focus on the advocacy of four pillars related to the Sustainable Development Goals which are eradication of poverty, social inclusion, climate justice and the non violent resolutions of conflicts.

He also said that 10 more participants from Manipur will be joining the weeklong convention.

As a solidarity to the said campaign advocacy meeting, training and tree plantation programs will also be done in the state, Rishikanta added.

Highlighting the schedule of the March participants of Jai Jagat 2020, Haobijam Surjit said that they will start the campaign from New Delhi on Oct 2, 2019 campaigning in India for 121 days. Then they will march passing through Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy and finally Switzerland advocating for peace and justice campaign, he added.

Surjit also said that they will be traveling the places by means of foot and bus.

He said that he will address the conflict issue of the state more importantly in the convention.

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Government Residential School runs without boundary fencing and gate; Class X students to appear exam without teacher

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Imphal, Sept 6

Despite people’s demand to have proper Regulation for Boarding and Hostel run by Private individuals, a government co-educational residential school named Model Residential School situated at Rengpang under Nungba Sub division of Noney district was managed and run without any gate or boundary fencing for the security and safety of the students since its establishment.

Violating the Norms and standards given by the National Regulatory Guidelines for Hostels of Educational Institution for Children where proper boundary wall and gates for ensuring safety and security of resident students is vital, the Model Residential School, having a total number of 134 (73 boys and 66 girls) residing and studying in it put their life insecure living in a place without any boundary and gate.

Concerning about the insecurity felt by the staffs and students, Headmistress of the school Jangsinlu Riamei said that as the school is near the highway and lack of boundary wall and a gate becomes a big problem to them. Not only they fear for intruders from the neighboring village, the many unknown people passing through the highway makes a great concern for the safety and security of the both the students  and staffs of the school.

“As there are many girl students residing in the residential school, there is a tremendous risk especially for the girl students”, she added.

She further said that some students even ran away from the campus taking undue advantage of the lack of Boundary Walls and gate.

Moreover the Students of Model Residential School expressed great concern over the lack of teachers.

More importantly the students of Class ten who will be facing the HSLC Examination will be appearing without any teacher. Around 27 students from the school will appear with such ill fated situation.

The school which was upgraded to High school last year still lacks proper and regular teacher for both class 9 and 10. They all studied without any proper teachers. The present class 10 students were all promoted from Class 9 without any proper and regular teacher.

Even though a Model School, it doesn’t have any medical assistance or even a vehicle for the school to carry the ill students and the staffs to the nearest health centre which is at Nungba about 15 km from their school.

Pointing out that the fate of Class 10 students who are going to appear HSLC, Jangsinliu said that there are no regular teachers for the class 9 and 10 even as there are teachers who teach upto Class 8. She urged the government to appoint regular teachers for her students.

She also appealed the government to provide a medical practitioner a doctor or a nurse and also a vehicle for their residential school for the welfare of both the teaching and non teaching staff.

“It becomes a huge trouble for them when one falls sick as there is no nearby health centre and one has to travel a distance of 15km to Nungba”, Jangsinliu stated and added that the lack of vehicle for the school has added more trouble to them.

Highlighting the shortage of water due to lack of reservoir she said that as there is no adequate reservoir they went far places to fetch water. She urged the government to build an adequate reservoir for them.

Despite government’s initiative to improve government school under the ambitious “School Fagathansi Mission” many schools without simple basic facilities of being a school are still left. Many questioned the fate of such schools which were not listed on “School Fagathansi Mission”.

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14 JAC members released

IT News

Imphal, Sept 6

14 members of the JAC formed against the mysterious death of Babysana , who were detained by police were released today after they were produced to Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West today. As per report those detained agitators were released after the Investigation officers stated in its report that there were no sufficient evidence against them.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister had yesterday talked with the members of the JAC and had listened to the demands of the JAC.

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Babysana’s father plead authority to arrest him and his wife in exchange of the JAC members detained in custody

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Imphal, Sept 5,

JAC formed against the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana still does not believe in media report including this newspaper regarding acceptance by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to handle the case on the request of the state government. The JAC today said that they will continue their protest until they see documents about the handling of the case by CBI.

Police on the other hand is being blamed for hunting of the JAC members and the family members. For reason best known to the police too seem skeptical of the news report published in this paper which says that the CBI is handling the case of Babysana who was found dead in mysterious condition as they continue to hunt for the father of late Babysana. The Police however had earlier said that they only wanted to take statement of Babysana’s father Ningthoujam Tomchou.

However, due to fear Tomchou and members of Babysana have to change location for meeting with the media persons thrice today. They even appealed to not disclose the place to media person while meeting with the press.

Ningthoujam Tomchou father of late Babysana talking to media persons plead the government authority to arrest him along with his wife in place of the members of the JAC currently detained in jail.   

Regarding the statement he said that he is ready to give his statement on the ground that they come through a link magistrate and that his statement be recorded in the presence of a Magistrate. He appealed to release all those detained in jail in connection with the agitation demanding justice for Babysana.

Both JAC members and the family said that they will continue the agitation until the case is handed over to CBI.

This newspaper had yesterday reported that the CBI had accepted to handle the case of Babysana on public interest. Special Crime Branch of CBI Kolkata is likely to take up the case. However, the state government is yet to announce the CBI’s approval as the matter is still yet to be received officially by the state government. Imphal Times source said that handling of case by the CBI takes some time as they have to complete some procedure. The matter will be officially announced in the coming few days if there are no political hindrance, the source added.   

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