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Heavy rain pr edicted in the next 72 hours; Manipur likely to face another flash flood

Imphal, Aug 26: Manipur suffer twice in the last three months due to flash flood occurred due to incessant rain. Damage cause during the two consecutive floods still is yet to be recovered at various places of the state especially at Mayang Imphal area, Kakching, Bishnupur and Thoubal district. Many people are still left homeless as their houses have been inundated during the flood and yet to be settled as the damaged could not be reconstructed. Fish farm, Paddy fields, poultry farms among others are yet to be compensated. What is more alarming is that the Indian meteorological department today predicted that ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall (1 15.6 – 204.4 MM) are likely to occur during the next 72 hours in most of the places of the state. In a letter to all deputy commissioners of all district in the state, principal Secretary (Relief & DM), Government of Manipur has directed to take necessary steps on the matter . The principal Secretary also directed to open 24x 7 control rooms to attend the distress call from the public

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Raping the rape victim

Media should not rape the rape victim again. We live in a world of information and in today’ s world, information are such a powerful weapon that can empower or either destroys almost anything. Conveying the news in a right and proper manner is essential and is a must to safeguard the journalists’ ethics and norms under which the right to freedom of press is exercised. Rape is one of the most heinous crimes against women. Protecting the identity of a rape victim is fundamental and first priority when reporting a rape case. There are instances where the rape victim wants to go on record but let’ s keep those aside and focus on the minors (girls). P rotecting identity of a minor who is a rape victim is fundamental and absolute duty of every reporters and news organisation. Even a slightest hint that could lead to identifying the victim should be avoided at all cost. Utmost care must be taken when publishing such incidents. Media should not rape the rape victim again by disclosing her identity as well as by providing vital information which could led her identity known to everyone. Protecting the identity means protecting the identity . Mentioning name of the locality , school the rape victim (minor) attends or mentioning her class in news/ dailies is shocking and unfortunate. And it is a clear violation of the one fundamental rule which is ‘protecting the identity’. The name is not mentioned, alright, but giving away information vital to identifying the victim is same as mentioning the name. Under the Indian P enal Code, identifying a rape victim is an offence punishable with up-to 2 years imprisonment, with or without fine. Under section 21 of the Juvenile Justice Act (Care and P rotection of Children), 2000, publishing, disclosing name, address, school or any other particulars, photographs, etc., which can identify the child, is prohibited. Under the press law guide of The P ress Council of India Journalistic Conduct Norms- No names are to be published or disclosed, no photographs to be used, no particulars leading to identifying the victim be published. Newspapers and other media in Manipur should examine, educate its staffs and equipped themselves with the information and rules with respect to reporting and publishing such crimes against children and women. Let’ s not rape the victim again and again. Protecting identity of minor whether he/she is a victim or the culprit is a must for greater good in their future. News is no longer confined to one place rather everybody has become some sort of a News-feeder with the coming of social media, messengers and the likes. Anybody with a smart-phone now has become news provider to lots on facebook and other social media networks. Just to get a few likes and shares the self proclaimed virtual news providers without a slightest idea of reporting and journalists’ work, writes and feed every bit of information without any censorship to the virtual citizens. And most of the times they are the one who is responsible for ‘public rape’ of a victim and still get away .

(Leader Writer: Vikram Yengkhom)

In Remembrance

By: Dr .R.K.Nimai Singh
Chief Editor , NEScholar


Late Shri Elangbam Binoykumar Singh who was a relative of mine and who I lovingly call ‘T amo Binoy” was known to me for decades. He was quite close to my late uncle M.K. P .B. Singh and used to come to our house frequently . Till I joined service, our relations can best be described as distant. After I joined service, he assisted us in building our residential house by providing expert advice. And we became quite close when he was in charge of the construction of the infrastructures for the 5 th National Games as I was then working as Director of Youth Af fairs & Sports. Since most of the types of constructions were new in Manipur , it was his idea to send our engineers to Bangkok where similar infrastructures were being developed for the Asian Games. At that time we were very concerned about three items namely the indoor Hall, swimming pool and cycle velodrome, the concept and design of which are totally new in Manipur . It was at his initiative and with his core team that these infrastructures could come up to the satisfaction of all concerned and the 5 th National Games could be held successfully . Social service is in his heart and besides various activities towards this end his love for sports made him known to the people of Manipur . When I joined as Director of YAS in 1995, ef forts had already been made to develop a common ‘kanglon’ with seminars and workshops being held. I also felt that for this game to develop further we have to have a common rules and through the result of the workshops and seminars, the Department of YAS published a common kanglon. He as President of the All Manipur Kang Association was instrumental in universalising this common kanglon. I am glad to say that this kanglon is now the sole rules governing this game. Earlier there were a number of rules varying in critical aspect of the game thus making the players to adapt in different tournament, which stunted the growth of the game. And towards unifying the game, he will be remembered by all those who love kang. When my late uncle wanted to erect a memorial stone at Tenggon Lampak, where the battle of Khongjom (battle of Sapam to the British) was fought in 1891, he offered his assistance in bringing the rough stone from Sanahal Lokchou to our residence and after carving the memorial stone then to the site. It would however deserve a mention of the physical work put by Col. K.I. Singh and his ex- servicemen team to load the memorial stone at our residence and unload it at Tenggon Lampak. This memorial still bears mute testimony to the brave-hearts who died at this site fighting for their mother country . His interest was not only in indigenous games but also in modern games like basketball for which he was the President of the State Association. His final achievement in the field of sports was when he was elected as the President of Manipur Olympic Association. His fairness, sincerity and dedication towards sports are still being remembered. Manipur was very successful during his tenure in the Andhra Pradesh and Assam National Games. He was also associated with various organisations like Rotary Club, ISKCON, his local club NACO, etc. His association with Manipur Adventure & Allied Sports Institute will be remembered by all those associated with adventure sports in Manipur . His humility and commitment can be gauged by the fact that when he was appointed Member of the Manipur Public Service Commission, he dropped by to learn the intricacies of the functioning of the MPSC as I was earlier working as its Secretary . My last association with him was at the Govindajee Temple Board where we became members of the advisory body for the construction works being taken up. His knowledge and dedication despite his ill health encouraged all of us to work harder . When we started the magazine neScholar at the time of my retirement from service in 2014; we solicited his service as a senior advisor and he so willingly agreed and gave us a series of advices to improve the quality of the magazine for which we are extremely grateful and we in the magazine will remain indebted to him. Tamo Binoy is no more with us and the void will be difficult to fill. His family would feel thousand times more the loss than those of us who were briefly associated with him. May God give the bereaved family the courage to face life without him. A Brief Sketch of the Life of (late) Elangbam Binoykumar Singh. (Late) Shri Elangbam Binoykumar Singh was born at Keisamthong Elangbam Leikai to Elangbam Debendra Singh and Elangbam ongbi Thounaojam Ningol Ibechoubi Devi on 6 th October , 1939. He did his Matriculation from Ram Lal Paul High School in 1957 and did his I. Sc. from Dhanamanjuri College in 1959. Thereafter , he did his B.E. (Civil) from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Matunga, Bombay . He joined Manipur Government as Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department in 1968 and continued to work in this department till his retirement. During his long service, he was promoted as Executive Engineer , Superintending Engineer , Additional Chief Engineer and finally Chief Engine er. It was under his direct supervision that the infrastructures for the 5 th National Games were completed at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex and other venues like Takmu, etc. It was through his endeavour that quality infrastructures could be created in time for the National Games to be held. H e sent out his officers to other venues where similar work was taken up like Bangkok which was the venue for the ASIAD, etc to ensure that the design and quality are of top class. After his retirement, taking into consideration his integrity and sincerity , he was appointed as Member of the Manipur Public Service Commission which he served with distinction. After his retirement from the MPSC, he was associated with various Central and State Government agencies like the Manipur University , Institute of Bio- resources & Sustainable Development and different state government departments in engineering and project related matters. He was inducted by the Govindajee Temple Board as a member of the Construction Committee which oversaw the various development works including major renovation of the temple including gold doming, renovation of pond, reconstruction of the mandap, construction of gate, multi-loisang, etc. His contribution there will be remembered by not only the present generation but by future generations also. He took keen interest in various sports and social activities. He was the President of his local club more popularly known as NACO (Nambul Mapal Athletic & Cultural Organisation). He was President of the All Manipur Kang Association of which he later became the Chief Patron, and President, Manipur Basketball Association. He was also President of the Manipur Adventure & Allied Sports Institute. He was also the Chief Patron of the Manipur Weightlifting Association. He also served as the Vice-President of the Kang Federation of India. He became the President of the Manipur Olympic Association in view of his contribution to the development of sports in Manipur . During his tenure as President of MOA, the State participated in two National Games namely , the 32 nd National Games at Andhra Pradesh in 2002 and 33 rd National Games at Assam in 2008 where Manipur secured the second highest gold medals after Services. In fact, Manipur though small was the best team among all the state teams. He also served as President of the Rotary Club, Imphal and was a life member of ISKCON. He was the Founder President of Kriya Bharati, Manipur Pranth and Secretary of th e Governing Body of the T.S. Paul Women’ s College, Mongsanggei. As President of the All Manipur Kang Association he took keen interest and also worked hard and tirelessly for unifying all the kanglons in vogue then by developing a common kanglon which is now the sole rules regulating this indigenous game. It may not be out of place to mention that after the adoption of the common kanglon, the popularity of the game had increased with a number of tournaments held almost throughout the year After living a full life under his motto “I will live till I die” and after an illness he expired on 4 th August, 2017. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

Court issues Proclamation

Imphal, Aug.26: The Special Court(N DPS) Manipur issued proclamation to one Md.Liyakat Ali,51,yesrs, son of Md.Abdul Wale,a resident of Thoubal Moijing under Thoubal Police Station to appear before Special Court (NDPS) Lamphelpat on 29th August,2017 in connection with the case FIR ,NO.,4(1)98 under section of 21NDPSAct.1985. The proclamtion is issued on the 7,th of July ,2017 by the Judge, Special Court(,NDPS), Lamphelpat Imphal.

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Meritorious Award distributed

Imphal, Aug 26: Meritorious Award cum felicitation programme organised by Monshang Naga Students’ Union was held at Liwa Changning Community Hall hosted by Liwa Changning Youth and Cultural Club today . Meritorious Award was given to persons who have excelled in different fields viz; students, research scholars, photographers and sport- persons.

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Corcom pays respect to Haipou Jadonang

Imphal, Aug 26: Conglomerate of rebel groups operating in the region, CorCom today pay respect to the Haipou Jadonang on occasion of the 86 th Death Anniversary . In A statement of the Publicity Committee of the rebel group, the outfit paid revolutionary salute to the pioneer leader which falls on August 29. Since time immemorial, our ancestors have been protecting our culture and taught the people to live without depending to others. The sacrificed of Jadanong in his effort to protect the indigenous culture has been remembered. It said Jadonang is one among our leader who had sacrifice his life in the struggle to safeguard his community. After Manipur was conquered by the British in 1891, the colonial ruler suppress the people of the region and rule by utilising divide and rule policy . Those who are against the expanisnist revolt against the colonial ruler and many were killed by hanging and many were sent outside the kingdom as prisoners. Unable to tolerate the atrocities of the colonial ruler , Haipou Jadonang who was born on 1905 at Kambiron Village in Tamenglong district of Manipur (Kangleipak) stood against the british rule. Jadonang had always fight for freedom and started waging war against the British Colonialists. The leader also stood against the Christian missionaries as he fear extinction of the indigenous culture of his community .

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Bus Service Resumed

Imphal, Aug 26: Inter district bus and other passenger bus service has now resumed normal service on Imphal- Dimapur road. The road connecting Imphal to Dimapur was closed as a result of a landslide that occurs near Makhan Village due to heavy rainfall from yesterday . Para military forces, Manipur Police and the villagers repairs and cleaned the road of debris report said. However the road is closed to heavy vehicles as of now .

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Pineapple festival begins at Khousabung

Imphal, Aug 26: The 10 th State Level Pine Apple festival was innugurated today by Education Minister L. Jayentakumar today at Khousabung in Churachandpur district. Speaking on the occasion L. Jayentakumar appreciated the organisers over the effort to boost pineapple growers. He said that such a festival will motivate the growers besides giving opportunity for interaction between the grower and buyer . He also said that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh will extend every help encourage pineapple growers.

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Joint Meeting of Private Schools held

Imphal, Aug 26: A joint meeting of all private schools organised by Manipur Recognised Private Schools Welfare Association was held at MMRC Unity Park, Khangabok. The meeting discussed the recently passed ‘Manipur Private School (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2017’. The meeting condemned the move to re-recognize the previously recognized private schools

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Orientation programme Empowerment of Person with Disability held

Imphal, August 26: An orientation programme on Empowerment of Person with Disabilities for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) Workers or ganised by the State Commission for Person with Disabilities, Manipur was held today at Lamyanba Shanglen. S. Sharatkumar Sharma, chairperson MCPCR, Dr . R K Kumarjit, Commissioner Director , State Commission for Person with Disabilities and Jacintha Lazarus, Director Social Welfare attended the event. Speaking at the event RK Kumarjit said that the programme is to help identify the differently able person and to give awareness on how to issue certificate to the disables. The event was lar gely attended by ASHA workers of urban area- Imphal East and West.

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