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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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Manipur Police Dog Squad

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Imphal, Jan 20

DGP of Manipur L.M. Khoute today inaugurated the Manipur Police Dog Squad at Lamphel, opposite Officer’s mess, 86th BN CRPF. At present, the dog squad consists of 4 Belgian Malinois of which 2 will be used for detection of explosives and other 2 for detection of illicit drugs and narcotic substances. Besides, there are 2 trained Lab dogs with Manipur Police Dog Squad that have been providing valuable K-9 services.

Following the inauguration of the Police Dog Squad, Manipur Police will now be in a better position to fight drug menace and handle internal security challenges, police source said.

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Assam Rifles recover contraband drugs worth more than 8.58 crores near Moreh

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Imphal, Jan 18

Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth more than Rs 8.58 Cores along Indo-Myanmar Border on January 16.

Based on specific input, troops of Assam Rifles challenged a person crossing Indo-Myanmar border on an unregistered two wheeler near Moreh. The two wheeler was loaded with three gunny bags. The individual on being challenged by the troops, dropped the two wheeler along with the load and fled towards Myanmar. On thorough search of the bags and two wheeler, troops recovered 4.290 Kgs of suspected Brown Sugar approximately valued at Rs. 8.58 Crores in the international market.

The recovered contraband items along with the two wheeler have been handed over to Moreh Police Station for further investigation

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Assam Rifles Conducts Medical Camp in Chandel District

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Imphal, Jan 18

As part of the continued endeavor of the Assam Rifles towards improving health care, Sajik Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South)  organised a Medical Camp in remote area of Chandel District  on 17th Jan 2020. Keeping in mind the problems faced by the villager due to the prevalent socio-economic conditions and remoteness of the location, a complete checkup of every individual was carried out.
Sajik Battalion provided free medical treatment and distributed free medicine to the people of adjoining villages. A total of 98 patients (53 male, 22 female and 23 children) were provided treatment. Apart from providing necessary medical attention, basic knowledge on health education, hygiene and sanitation was also imparted.

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Education Minister directs officials to construct seven temporary classrooms at Chadong

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Imphal, Jan. 17

Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam today visited Chadong Village and inspected the makeshift school built by the villagers following inundation of the entire village with the coming up of the Mapithel Dam.
The Minister was accompanied by the ZEO Kamjong, S. Mangi Singh and officials of the Engineering Wing of Department of Education (S). The team interacted with the villagers and heard their grievances. The Minister was apprised by the villagers about the hardships and lack of basic amenities in the village after they were rehabilitated to the new location.
Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam gave a patient hearing to the villagers especially about the need of a school. The villagers informed that the Chadong High School before it was submerged under water had more than 400 students studying from classes I to X. The villagers told the Minister that after rehabilitation although a makeshift school has been established there is lack of proper infrastructure and the number of student enrolled has decreased. Many villagers in order to provide basic education to their children have shifted to the nearby villages and neighboring places but it is becoming a burden for the parents and the guardians as they have limited source of income.
During the visit itself the Minister instructed the officials concerned present to build temporary arrangement of seven classrooms for the school to be completed by March 2020. The school will have classes from I to V. He assured that while the school is being managed in temporary arrangement for the time being, a proposal for constructing new school building will be put forward to the Centre. He also urged the people that a survey be conducted for the villagers so that eligible beneficiary could be identified and benefit from the government schemes of various departments could be provided to them.
He stressed that the government focuses to work for inclusive growth of the people of the country abiding the motto of Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas. He said that the visit has been made as a part of the ‘Reaching the Unreached’. He expressed that he is saddened to witness that the economic activity of the villagers has been disrupted losing their means of livelihood and belongings because of the dam.
He assured that he will appraise the matter to the Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh and his cabinet colleagues and discuss for necessary steps to facilitate them with skill development training and provide them with economic activities so that they could be return to their normal economic activities. He also suggested that qualified youths of the area can be engaged for teaching the students.
Member ADC, Ukhrul Thanmi Kashung, teachers, students and locals interacted with the villagers.

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