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Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Assam Rifles conducts anti drug awareness drive

IGAR (South)
Imphal Feb 20

Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted an Anti Drug awareness drive for Drug Free Manipur at Awang Leikinthabi village on yesterday.
The awareness drive under the theme “United we stand to fight against drugs for a drug free Manipur” was organised by Koirengei Company Operating Base (COB). The drive was planned in response to the concerns of Villagers, Parents and Meira Paibis respect to the youth of the area under danger of falling prey to the drug menace.
As part of the drive, an interactive lecture on harmful effect of drugs was conducted to generate awareness about the ill effects of drugs and to guide everyone to lead a healthy life. In addition, an interactive session was also organised in which various queries of the attendees were answered followed by an awareness rally. The event gave an insight to the locals about harmful effects of drugs on the human body. The drive was a success in educating the locals and youth on this sensitive issue and various measures to counter the drug menace. A total of 80 villagers participated in event.
The locals expressed profound gratitude to the Assam Rifles for organising such educational drive and appreciated the efforts and commitment of Assam Rifles to the cause of making Manipur a drug free state.

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Horticulture Dept sends ginger consignment to a Delhi Company

IT News

Imphal, Feb. 19

Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) under the aegis of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department is all geared up to send organic ginger produced by the 1,000 ginger growers of the Pherzawl district to Nature and Cure, a Dubai based company this year.

As part of the mission to benefit the registered organic farmers, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today flagged off 3.5 MT (metric tonne) organic ginger consignment of the Sinlung Organic Farmers Producers Company (FPC), Pherzawl registered under MOMA which will be supplied to Revanta Foods Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi. It is the first consignment of the Sinlung Organic FPC, Pherzawl.

Addressing the media persons at the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department office in Sanjenthong, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the department with its agency MOMA is working sincerely for the welfare of the organic farmers under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER), a central scheme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

Stating that the department officials have been working tirelessly to market the organic food produces of the State, he said with sheer dedication and sincerity the officials have been successfully marketing organic produces outside the State. He further said continuing the effort, organic ginger produced by the farmers of the Parbung and surrounding areas of Pherzawl district has been marketed to a New Delhi based company.

Lauding the entire officials of the department, he motivated them to continue their work with outmost sincerity and enthusiasm.

Debadutta Sharma, Project Director, MOMA said the department is focusing on producing more organic produces in the State in order to benefit the farmers. He said the department is sincerely working and is motivated after Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh and Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister gave a special focus to the ginger farmers of Pherzawl district. He further said that the certification process for the 1,000 ginger farmers began last year in the Pherzawl district.

He said the department is all set to send organic consignment in large quantity to a Dubai based company and believed that such initiative will surely benefit the large number of certified organic ginger farmers of Pherzawl district. He said last year, MOMA was able to supply 4,000 MT organic ginger outside the State, benefitting the farmers of above Rs 12 crore.

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CM, IPR Minister Visits AMWJU President, wishes him speedy recovery

IT News

Imphal, Feb 19,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh visited All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) President Bijoy Kakchingtabam, who is being treated for an illness at RIMS Hospital today.

Yesterday evening IPR Minister Th. Bishwajit also visited Bijoy Kakchingtabam  at RIMS and wished him speedy recovery.

Biren Singh enquired about the scribe’s condition to the attending doctors, RIMS Director Prof. A. Santa and Medical Superintendent Prof. Ch. Arunkumar. The Chief Minister wished Bijoy a speedy recovery and a healthy life.

Later, speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that as per the attending doctors, Bijoy’s condition is stable now and recovering fast. He then expressed hope that the senior journalist would fully recover very soon.

Media Advisor to CM Irengbam Arun also accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.

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Youth Congress staged protest against price hike on LPG Cylinder

IT News
Imphal, Feb 18

A Protest against price hike on LPG Cylinder was held with the members of Youth Congress and Mahila Congress of Uripok led by Ms Sarifa Rahman , Secretary IYC in charge Manipur , Amir Hussain, President Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress, Ng Dilipkumar Meitei , VP MPYC , N Mahananda Singh , Gen Secy MPYC , Sh Tonton Iromcha , President , City DYC , AYC President of Uripok , Keishamthong, Yaiskul .
The protester demanding to roll back immediately the price hike on LPG with placards and raised voices against Modi BJP Govt.with many placards and Gas Cylinder.
The placards with slogans against the government and price hike of LPG were displayed during th protest.
Speaking to media persons member of youth congress Sarifa Rahman said  that with steep hike in LPG prices, Modi government has attacked the budget of India’s women. Modi government with one stroke of pen has increased the price of gas cylinder by Rs. 149 taking the price of non-subsidised gas cylinder to Rs. 858.50.
when Congress demitted power on 16th May 2014 a non-subsidised gas cylinder price was only Rs. 414. It is Rs. 858.50 today i.e. an increase of over 100% in less than 5-1/2 years.
The negative impact of PM Modi’s harebrained, vision-less policies are becoming more and more evident every passing day. Economy of our country is going to dogs, GDP growth is consistently dropping, while inflation is touching the sky.
Earlier today it has been announced that LPG prices have been hiked by about Rs. 149 in different states across India. Prices of essential commodities too keeps increasing.

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