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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 - Imphal Times

Horticulture Minister Shyamkumar Inaugurates Rural Market At Nambashi Khullen

Minister Shyamkumar urges Residents of Nambashi Khullen to Conserve Forest, Environment, Wildlife and Traditional Culture of Tangkhuls

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Kamjong, Dec 26,

Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar on Sunday inaugurated a rural market constructed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme under the aegis of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department at Nambashi Khullen, Kamjong district.Addressing the gathering, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the Government under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is committed to visit the interior areas of the State so that all the facilities can be provided to the people both in the hills and the valley. He said the support of the locals is necessary for the successful implementation of any Government programme or scheme.Minister Shyamkumar further assured to the locals of the Nambashi Khullen that the locally produced vegetables and other produces unsold in the market will be bought by the Government so that local residents do not suffer economically. Regarding a memorandum submitted to him, he assured that financial assistance will be given to the locals for fencing work of the Biodiversity Park and the department officials will be consulted for providing possible schemes to the women society groups. Assuring to the people of Nambashi Khullen that the Works Minister will be apprised regarding the bad road condition in the area, he said although there are different Cabinet Ministers but the Government is one. Stating that the Government is working for the welfare of all the people of the State, he said the Government welcomes positive criticism and suggestions from the people so that programmes and policies can be made or amended for the welfare of all.Advising the Tangkhul community of Nambashi Khullen to preserve and safeguard their traditional cultural heritage, he said the State needs to conserve and protect the forest, environment and wildlife for a better Manipur. He concluded his speech by extending his good wishes for a merry Christmas to the people of Nambashi Khullen.Leishiyo Keishing, MLA Phungyar Assembly Constituency appreciated and lauded the officials of the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department for constructing the rural market within a week. Opining that the rural market will help the local residents in generating income, he said that the locally grown produces can be consumed by the people of other areas with the help of the Government.
Stating that the yongchak (parkia speciosa) grown in the area has a particular taste which is unique from others, he advised the people to gradually stop practicing jhum cultivation and opt for other alternatives. He also concluded his speech by extended his speech by wishing the people of the State for a merry Christmas.
 Wungreiyo Ningshen, UADC member, Shri David Kasungnao, SDO, Kasom Khullen, Shri Kirankumar Singh, District Officer, Horticulture and Soil Conservation (Ukhrul), Shri Bhogen Singh, Environmental Scientist, Environment Directorate, Forest officials, Shri M. Ngathingkhui, Headman Manthouram village, Shri T. Shimreiphang, Headman Kashung village, Shri NK Ngamrei, Headman Nambashi Khullen among others attended the inaugural function.

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Forest Dept to increase green cover area in the valley: Minister Shyamkumar

IT News
Imphal, Dec 26,

Wishing the people of the State a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2019, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar hoped that the department under him is aiming to achieve more milestones with the advent of the New Year.
Speaking to the media persons at his office in New Secretariat office, he announced that the Forest Department is planning to plant tall saplings (4 and half feet) in the historical hills of the valley areas of Imphal, Thoubal and Bishnupur to increase the forest cover under the CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority) fund. Stating that the target can be easily accomplished with the support of the people, he said that the saplings will be planted so that the visible results can be achieved at the earliest.
He informed that the Loktak Development Authority (LDA) has removed illegal constructions in the Loktak and is continuing with the drive. Regarding the cleanliness of the Imphal city, he said that although the officials of the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) are diligently doing their duties, it is also the responsibility of the citizens of the State to cooperate with them so that the city can compete with other cities on cleanliness. Support, positive criticism and suggestions from the people are important in effective implementation of any scheme/programme, he added.
Informing that all the possible help and assistance are provided to the organic farmers registered under the MOMA and the department aims to continue, he said the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department achieved many milestones as it was able to sent organic products to national and foreign buyers this year. He hoped that in next year, the department can achieve more achievements.
Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar once again wished the people of the State a very merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year 2019.

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Special Outreach Programme on Swachh Bharat Mission

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Imphal, Dec 26

The Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Imphal of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Government of India, today organized the Special Outreach Programme on the theme of Swachh Bharat Mission at the Multipurpose Community Hall, Wangkhei Keithel Ashangbi, Imphal   Loukrakpam Tombi Devi, Corporator Imphal Municipal Corporation Ward No. 20,  K. Sonikumar Singh, Officer incharge, ROB, Imphal,   Sorokhaibam Noren Singh EE Bishenpur Municipal Corporation,   Namoijam Kumar Singh, President, Naharol Sintha Kanglup, Wangkhei Keithel Ashangbi, Imphal graced the function as Chief Guest, functional President, Guests of Honour respectively,   Gin Gangte, Head, FOB also was on the dais,   Sorokhaibam Noren Singh, speaking as a guest of Honour as well as a resources person said that the main aim and objective of the Swachh Bharat Mission is to achieve “open defecation free” India by 2 October, 2019. He added that the said mission is successful in Manipur because all the total 27 towns of this state was declared as open defecation free. Now it was announced that Rs. 12000/- will be given for construction of individual household latrine in urban areas to fulfil the mission by 2 October, 2019.

At the end of the SOP programme, Cultural Troupes of ROB, Imphal performed Magic Show, Martial Art, Stick Dance on the theme of Swachh Bharat Mission.

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Mann Ki Baat - A Chicken Hide By- Roman Riamroi Inpui

What’s in your mind when you see the words “A Chicken Hide?” Take easy. I would like to express my personal views on Mann Ki Baat programme. Whether you think it or not, I could say that Maan ki Baat is one of the most powerful Weapon for BJP and its alliances in India.
    The first Mann Ki Baat or Heart’s Voice was broadcast on the occasion of Vijayadashani on 3rd October 2014 by the  Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on All India Radio, DD National and other leading news channel. So far 50th episode have been addresses to the people of the nation till November 2018 and 51 episode is coming up in this December.
    We all know the program is broadcast every last Sunday of the month at 11 O’clock. BJP and its alliances told the people of the nation that Mann Ki Baat is not about politics and government achievement but the aspiration of the people’s.
   They’re fooling the public. They’re hiding the Head but public knows where the body is. The system of hiding the head and showing the bodies is called “Aan Bakam.” The word Aan Bakam means a Chicken Hide in English roughly.
The words taken out from my local dialect which is oftenly used by my parents when we tried to hide something after they seen it. Hope you all come across this funny scene.
    Therefore, Mann Ki Baat is broadcast to soothe someone anger.  It is broadcast to soothe the people’s of India when they are unable to fulfilled the needs and desire of the nation.
Of course it’s quite good. I doesn’t mean that Mann Ki Baat is not important. I do listened 3 times for every episode. One is his original voice  and two is Manipuri translation. Sometime I was trying to impressed by Mann Ki Baat programme. After a while, i was totally fed up when I looked around and think deep over their propagandas and failures.
We don’t need to take serious about the programme because Mann Ki Baat is another type of vote of thanks in the closing ceremony of festival. In every episode he picked a voice from the ladies.  We can arised a question to him whether there’s caller or not from the gentleman of the country. I always question myself. Sometime I laughed at myself. Oh yes, the reason for that could be you think that your are funny.
    Instead of Mann Ki Baat on news channel, he must have visit the village and interact with all the needy people’s.
If he really think for the public, must have visit and inquired the people who are not getting a single benefits from the government whether it may be from the Centre or a state.
But why he’s not?
Government could spent thousands of  crores for just a statue to entered the world record and why not for the villages?
Is it Mann Ki Baat also a type of Opium war?
    If he visit the village from the beginning of his Maan Ki Baat than must have fulfilled the thirst of 50 villages in the country.
Big question arises to every sensible person whether there’s hiden agenda or simply a talk show with true Heart’s?
How long can a Mann Ki Baat be last? Will there be a final destination in 2019 or will there be again another program when Congress came to rule the government?
We will have to wait and see their battle.
    By chance if Congress came back in the center, there is high possibility of another Mann Ki Baat in India. And there is high possibility of replacing the name like Planning Commission to NITI Aayog.
Guy’s you all are waiting for this scene and wish you all best. Have a great weekend!

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NSCN-IM condoles

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Imphal, Dec 26,

The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim expressed deep pained to the demise of Lt.Thinosalie Dzu’vichu’, Executive Member, Steering Committee. An NSCN-IM statement said that Lt.Thinosalie Dzu’vichu’ was a trust worthy National worker in the Angami Region. He joined the national service in the year 1991. Lt.Thinosalie Dzu’vichu’ is a God fearing man. He served the Naga nation selflessly and whole-heartedly in various capacities and attained Executive Member, Steering Committee. His demise after a prolong illness has create a great vacuum in the national struggle which will be difficult to fill. His contribution to the Naga cause shall ever be honored and cherished by all at this moment of sorrow. The Nation conveys its condolences to his bereaved family and prays to the almighty God to grant eternal peace and rest to the departed soul.

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Computer surveillance order violation of right to privacy: Popular Front

IT News
Imphal, Dec 26,

Popular Front Chairman E Abubacker in a statement has termed the order by the Ministry of Home Affairs which allowed security and intelligence agencies to monitor, intercept and seize in any computer resource ‘a grave violation of the right to privacy of a citizen’.
The order puts people’s privacy at the mercy of 10 of the country security and intelligence agencies. This is directly against the letter and spirit of the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court which upheld the right to privacy as a fundamental right. Privacy is freedom. We have a long history of investigating agencies manipulating and fabricating evidences against innocents in favour of the parties in power. Conferring this amount unrestrained power to so many agencies to monitor is dangerous weapon for the governments against people and allows room for all kinds of misuse. It is to be remembered that it is the same government which argued in the Supreme Court that privacy is not a fundamental right. First and foremost, this will be used to monitor and eliminate all kinds of opposition and political dissent.
It is welcoming that the Congress leaders have come strongly against the order now. But they did not act any different when they were in power. The present order was issued by making use of the provisions of The IT Act 2000, which was passed by UPA Government. We call upon democratic forces to oppose and defeat the order that take away people’s freedom.   

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