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Chief Minister N. Biren inaugurates Police station in Indo-Myanmar village Behiang

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Imphal, June 24,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated Behiang Police station in the interior part of Manipur under Singhat Sub Division at Indo-Myanmar Border.  This is perhaps the first Police station in the village. 

The newly inaugurated Police station has 2 barracks with a capacity of at least 40 personnel’s each. The strength of Behiang police station is 50 personnel only. T. Liankhansang is the Officer in charge of the station. 

Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister N.Biren said the Police should not only look after the law and order of the place but also help the people of the village in every way they can. He added that they should also help the people of the village in education and many more.

The Chief Minister appealed the Police to interact with the people by listening to their grievances of the people besides maintaining law and order situation of the area.

Biren further said that a government cannot be run by sitting only in Imphal. He said that their government likes to deliver actions not mere lip service.

Highlighting the reason behind the construction of Behiang Police station N. Biren said that the Police station was built to make Behiang a Border trade centre.

He said that he urged the transport ministry to make a highway passing through Behiang which will be alternate route to Myanmar.

He also said that the Police station was constructed and completed within six, seven months with the tremendous support and coordination of the people of Behiang.

Biren further added that his government primarily focuses on education and around 24 crores was earmarked for education. 

He also assured to make a ring road round the border area of Manipur which would cost around 800 crores.

He concluded that with the opening of the Police station proper checking of illegal immigrants and also other illegal activities like drug trafficking is a must.

Hangkhalian Minister of Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry said that the people of Behiang village wanted to be a place for 2nd international Border trade next to Moreh.

Education minister Th Radheshyam said that the main objective of the present government was reaching the unreachable. “Inauguration of the police station in the border area of the state is a part of the objective held by the government”, he added.

He also said that Police were the first line of action of the government. He appealed the people to work as one team between the public and Police which is more important in such interior part of the state.

He also assured that the government will try to recruit teachers from the respective district to decrease proxy teachers.

Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar assured to open a forest office which will mainly deal with the plantation of plants and trees. He further assured that a Horticulture Department will also be opened and to plant various plants which will increase the economy of the people.

 The inaugural function was attended by V. Hangkhalian Minister of Agriculture, Veterinary and animal Husbandry, Karam Shyam Minister of Revenue and CAF&PD, Th. Shyamkumar Minister of Forest & Environment and MAHUD, Losii Dikho Minister of PHED and Printing and stationary, Th Radheshyam Minister of Education, Labour & Employment, Ginsuanhau Zou MLA of Singhat AC, J. Suresh Babu Chief Secretary Government of Manipur and DGP LM Khaute as Dias members.

As a part of the inaugural function Chief Minister along with various Ministers planted trees inside the station compound. 

A software named Ye Smart Hospital Management System, Behiang was also launched which is first of its kind in the entire North east where it enable coordination between the patients and doctors.

A memorandum was also submitted to the Chief Minister by the people of Behiang.

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3 died; 4 seriously injured as truck falls in a gorge

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Imphal, June 24,

At least 3 (Three) persons died, another 4 (four) seriously injured after a truck they were travelling fell at a gorge in Imphal-Jiribam road at around 6.30 am today.

The tragic accident happened near Biyang  village under New Keithelmanbi police station, around 4 km away from Keithelmanbi along NH-37 towards Jiribam.

Report reaching here said that the accident occurred when the truck fell into the gorge while trying to overtake a vehicle before reaching to Kotlien. The casualties of today’s unfortunate accident are all labourers. They were on their way to a stone Quarry site near Kotlien.

Police team which rush to the site tried to rescue the injured.

Bodies of those died in the accident were retrieved by the police team and taken to morgue. And those injured had been rushed to the Hospital for medical treatment. Police had registered a case in connection with the case.

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WBCC appeals to seize machineries use for illegal excavation

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Thoubal, June 24,

Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur while condemning the intervention by MLA of Khangabok Assembly Constituency to the effort to protect the environment of the state by staffs of Forest department today appeal government authority to seize the machineries – an excavator (JCB) and a truck which was reported to have been taken away from the custody of the Forest department staffs.

Soon after Imphal Times reported about the intervention of MLA Okram Surjakumar of Khangabok Assembly constituency to the action of the Forest department staffs, the MLA had clarified that in a hurriedly convened press meet that he never use force and snatch those machineries from the Forest Staff. He however stated that as the machineries were hired one and use for public purpose he only requested to leave them alone. The earth soil being collected was to dump at river embankment to protect the people from flood.

The statement by the WBCC expressed strong seriousness to the act of the MLA saying that such illegal things happen at a time when MLAs, Ministers and many organization are planting trees to face the climate change that we the people are facing. The organization appealed to seize the machineries taken away by the MLA at the earliest possible time. 

Reacting to the clarification by the MLA, WBCC said that the way the MLA clarified shows that the MLA, Zilla Parishad and Pradhan have no respect to the ruling of the Manipur High Court. However the WBCC expressed gratitude to the MLA for their service of filling the river embankment but appealed them to take the earth soil from some place where forest areas are not destroyed. 

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“You will regret for the minutes you wasted when you get old”, Meinya said to Students

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Imphal, June 24,

Every single minute during student life is important and wasting of even a single minute will regret you when you get old.   Former MP Dr. Meinya said this while speaking during the 17th Annual Incentive Prize Distribution Ceremony, 2019 held yesterday at Ibudhou Korouhanba Laibung, Moidangpok , organised by Sabal Kanba Lup, Moidangpok.
The former member of Parliament further said that this days students wasted most of their time in certain activism which are not related with their studies.
“I am not against forming of Student Union, however, conducting election, campaigning for the election and propagating activism for the interest of some vested interested people or say students group have wasted most of their valuable time”, Dr. Meinya said.

He said, the students will not know the value of those times which they wasted but they will realize and feel frustration when they become older.
Dr. Meinya however said that students of today are highly competitive. Parents now have lot of care for their children, technology of different kind are used for increasing their memory power. “The kind of changes that we see today is encouraging”, he said.
On the present system of our government, Dr. Meinya said that even though our country is a democratic country we still fail to get the real taste of democracy. This is because of lack of proper education not only to those contesting the election but also the people, the former MP who had retired from contesting the election said. He said that the only option left for getting the real taste of democracy is getting proper education. People need to be educated and self sustained so that a tips provided by candidates contesting election don’t sell them.
Motivating the students on the current political trends, Dr. Meinya said that once a person become 18 years he have the right to chose their representative, after some years it likely that people who had crossed 18 year may have the right to contest election. This is because of the kind of proper education that the students of today are getting.  
He further added that in earlier time there were not many illiterate people in the society but now, people have change and became literate. IAS, Engineer, Teachers, Doctors, Scientists etc., are so much available today. He added that to achieve this goal students should work hard and give their best to the education.
He said that education system has changed a lot compare to the olden times. “Students should work hard, should maintain punctuality, and should be patience and well discipline”, he added.

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For the environment – together we can make it

Development is a multi dimensional concept covering political, economic, social, cultural, spatial, scientific, technological, moral, spiritual, ecological and environment development.
Everybody is aware of the ecological deterioration and environment degradation, but none acted to do something to save it. Every pedestrians see plastic bottle, and other waste scattered in our footpath. But, ‘blame’ to those who threw it or perhaps to the government authority is the reaction. He or she will not pick it up to throw it to the right place. There are many who talks saving our environment, rivers and forest. But everyday the thousand people dump their waste at the roadsides, threw garbage at the river smuggled woods using any unfair means. Some waited for camera to take a shot while planting a sapling to show their love for the mother nature but will never look back to see whether the sapling he or she planted is grown.
It is we human being, which is responsible for the crime committee towards the nature. The recent flood across the country including Manipur is fall out of what we human being had committee for hundreds of years. Deterioration of nature is more seen to less develop and developing countries. City based intellectuals who visited only once or twice to complete their thesis keep blaming the ignorance of the common people who have less knowledge of saving the environment as survival is more important for them. Schemes and projects always turn a flop show as they were prepared on table without studying the need of the people residing in interior forest land. And the money which are meant for the environment are gold mine for those working on the table.
The state of Manipur had witness five times devastating flood since N. Biren Singh took charge of Chief Minister. Again the people of the state now witness scanty rainfall, which flooded most part of Imphal city but keep the cultivable field dry. Almost all cultivable land of the state still remains dry. Farmers in the state now fear that they would not be able to start their cultivation work. If the paddy field remains dry the way it is, we don’t need any fortune teller or scientist to predict that Manipur may face famine.  
Discussions over the issues only put the blame  to common people of both Hill and Valley area who never had any knowledge of how much money has been sanctioned for the preservation of the forest land in their respective land.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s new initiative – Green Manipur Mission is perhaps an appreciating initiative. However, it is skeptical to most people as the Mission to make Manipur Green seems rather a publicity matter. A proper planning to make sure that such an initiative continues to make Manipur a real green state.

It may be mention that for the first time in the history of Manipur , A village called Ringui in Ukhrul district donated around 600 ares of land to an NGO to make the area green. Though the village is far from Imphal with limited access of Education, they have showed their enthusiasm in protecting the environment and rebuilding a forest. Forest and Environment Minister, Th Shyamkumar had assured to make the piece of land as a forest zone but the promised he made is still yet to see into action. The good service of the villagers of Ringui will not only make their village famous but will help in reducing the global warming, even though it might effect only .00001%.
If more villages in the state of Manipur started donating land for plantation of trees than Manipur will set another example in the protection of the environment in the whole country. What remains skeptical is the sincerity of the forest department authority.
Well the challenges before the country particularly in the state of Manipur is to preserve and protect the natural environment or revive it where it has been degraded. It must be remembered that the problem of environmental degradation is social problem which has to be solved by the people themselves with some sort of policy and programme from the government
A short term course in Ecology and Environment al Awareness should be arranged for the benefit of the elected representatives starting from PRI, Municipalities, corporation, MLAs, MPs, Development planners  and administrators which would give them a proper understanding of nature, the important of flora and fauna and other natural resources especially forest wealth and their management.
The recent series of activities taken up by the state government however showed some enthusiasm to save the environment. At the same time making people aware about the issue is also important to protect the environment.

Mega Medical Camp : Assam Rifles civic action Programme

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Imphal June 24,

In its continuous endeavour towards ensuring good health care and creating a positive synergy between Assam Rifles and the locals in its AOR, Thoubal Battalion under the aegis of HQ 9 Sect AR organised a medical camp under the Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme at IRDEO in Village Wangbal in ThoubaI District on 24 Jun from 0830 hr onwards.

A dedicated medical team comprising of Regimental Medical Officer 26 Assam Rifles, civil doctors from the District Hospital Thoubal & IRDEO medical staffs provided treatment and distributed medicines to approx 500 special children. Benefit of this mega medical camp was availed by maximum number of the Orphanages and  Child Care Homes running in the Thoubal District. A wheelchair was also provided to a crippled child by the Commandant Thoubal Battalion. 

The said event was also attended by Radha  Kanta Singh, ADM Thoubal and K K Singh, Secretary IRDEO. On culmination, an interactive session was also organised where the Orphanages staff & children were educated about the various seasonal diseases of the upcoming monsoon and means to encounter them.

 During the Medical camp a sumptuous lunch was provided to all the attendees. The entire school, orphanages faculty and children thanked the unit for its excellent efforts in conducting much needed one day Medical camp with numerous facilities.

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Double delight for Gayatri Gopichand at Senior Ranking Tournament as Lakshya Sen fights hard for the title win

From a Correspondent
Hyderabad, June 24,

 Sixth seed Lakshya Sen staved off a stiff resistance from second seed Rahul Yadav Chittaboina to triumph in men’s singles while Gayatri Gopichand finished on a high with two titles as the Yonex-Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2019 concluded here on Sunday.
The 17-year-old, who reached the China Masters final in March, was put to a stern test by Chittaboina who edged the Prakash Padukone protégé 25-23 in the first game in an absorbing men’s singles final that lasted 61 minutes. The 2018 Asian junior champion found his rhythm and range midway through the match to take the next couple of games on his way to a 23-25, 21-14, 21-13 victory that gave him his first title of the year.
Gayatri Gopichand, who had upset the fourth seed Aakarshi Kashyap this week, announced her arrival in the senior category with a title in women’s singles as well as women’s doubles. In singles, the 16-year-old, who was seeded 13th, needed just 37 minutes to see off the challenge of Tanvi Lad, 21-19, 21-16 to lay her hands on her first Senior Ranking Tournament trophy.
Gopichand later made it a memorable day when she teamed up with Rutaparna Panda to defeat the fourth seeds and reigning national champions Shikha Gautam and Ashwini Bhat K, 19-21, 21-14, 21-10 in a one hour twelve minute long match.
There was no stopping the men’s doubles top seeds Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv Kapila who did not drop a game to record a 23-21, 21-17 win over seventh seeds Sri Krishna Sai Kumar Podile and Gouse Shaik. They had won a gold medal at the Senior Ranking Tournament in Vijayawada earlier.
Shaik, however, amended for his mistakes in the mixed doubles category. The seventh-seeded pair of Shaik and Mayuri Yadav fought for 50 minutes to register a thrilling 21-19, 13-21, 21-12 win over Krishna Prasad and Ashwini Bhat.               

Final Results:
MS: (6) Lakshya Sen def
 (2) Rahul Yadav Chittaboina                 23-25, 21-14, 21-13- (0.37)
WS: (13) Gayatri Gopichand def Tanvi Lad    
      21-19, 21-16 -(0.50)
MD: (1) Garaga/Kapila def (7) Podile/Shaik 23-21, 21-17- (0.42)
WD: Gopichand/Panda def (4) Gautam/Bhat 19-21, 21-14, 21-10 - (1.12)       
XD: (7) Shaik/Yadav def Prasad/Bhat 21-19, 13-21, 21-12 - (1.01)

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Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur

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Imphal  June,24,

 “One Day Conference on The Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016”  Jointly organized by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur and Welfare  Association for Differently Abled Persons, in associated with State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt of Manipur at Thongam Community Hall, Kakching Khunou, Kakching District, Manipur
At the dice Dr. RK Kumarjit Singh, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Manipur, P. Gopendro Singh, President Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur, A. Kameshor Singh, District Social Welfare Officer, Thoubal District,  Kh. Leima