Monday, 08 July 2019 - Imphal Times

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Imphal July 8,

Fitting tribute was paid today to Late Sapam Robinhood on his 4th Death Anniversary observance at Lamjing Mera Ching formerly known as Awa Ching at Nongmaiching in the Imphal East District of Manipur.

“Intense agitation will be initiated by JCILPS along with the people to implement ILP system in Manipur with or without the assent”, Convenor of JCILPS Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said while speaking on the occasion.

He further highlighted that the Manipur Peoples’ Bill was passed by the State Assembly on 2018 but the Governor doesn’t give assent and does becomes an useless one left on the custody of the President.

He said that JCILPS still struggle to pass the bill.

Yumnamcha Dilipkumar declared that a high power team of JCILPS with or without any legislature will go to the residence of President to push their demand. Intense agitation and movement of the people will be initiated if the President fails to give the assent.

Advisor of Manipur Muslim Welfare Jackie Masood Maibam condemned the legislature who camped for many days at Delhi for their race of power but doesn’t camp and stay to push the demand to give assent for bill to pass.

Government employees went on strike for many days for their demand implementation of 7th Pay Commission but were not interested in doing movement to save the indigenous people added Masood Maibam.

Clarifying the wrong notion in the minds of people he said that people charge Meetei Pangals for giving safe haven for Rohingya and Bangladesh Muslim. He said that not a single Meetei Pangals will give shelter to any of the Rohingya or Bangladesh Muslim. 

Reminding the tragic incident at which Robinhood lost his life, Co-convenor of JCILPS Jeetendra Ningombam said that on this day of 2015 Robinhood lost his life due to the police brutalities while staging protest demonstration for implementation of Inner Line Permit System. 

At a time when people are demanding for implementation of ILPS in the state, the move of the Central government to pass contentious CAB should be opposed by the people.

Jeetendra continued that even if the President doesn’t give assent to the Manipur People Bill, they will still continue to demand a Bill similar to ILPS to protect the indigenous people. 

He concluded that agitation and movement will continue if their demand is not fulfilled.

Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has been observing the day as Lamjing Meira day . Sapam Robinhood a student of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School, died after he was hit by bullet fired by security force  while demonstrating a protest demanding implementation of inner line Permit system in the state Manipur on this day of 2015.

A large number of peoples including students, CSOs and different community leaders paid homage to the martyr.

In the observance H. Ibotombi khuman, International &National Awardee,  Phulindro Konsam, Chairman COHR, Thiyam Bharat Reader CSSEIP-MU, Nongthombam Bimol President MAPI Council, T.  Achung Kon General Secy Kon Union Manipur, Jackei Masood Maibam Advisor MMWO attended the function as presidium members.

As a part of the observance, JCILPS along with JNIMS organised a blood donation camp.

Saina Institute of Medical Sciences, Porompat also conducted a free medical camp on the spot of the observation.

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Imphal, July 8,

New Young Sporting Club, a local club of Shamurou and Meira Paibi of the area in a meeting held yesterday had set 60 day deadlines for taking out of the Machinery installations which is being taking place at Shamurou Awang Loukol.

The meeting held at Shamurou Awang Leikai Community Hall, presided  by L. Nonibala Devi also resolved to put halt of the machinery constructions at Shamurou Awang Loukol with immediate effect. If the decision of the local club and meira paibi is not complied then any unwanted incident occurred out of it should be held responsible by the owner.

A statement signed by Sandham Bijoykumar Singh, New Young Sporting Club also stated that the resolution will be submitted to the Chief Minister of Manipur.

It may be mentioned that “Imphal Times” reported about the occupation of agricultural land at Shamurou Awang Leikai. In the news report appearing on July 2 edition of this newspaper, such a construction at agricultural land is a mockery to the Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act.

Following the report, SDO Shamurou , Yumanm Nelson has issued a notification to take out all construction works being taken place at Agricultural land. According to the SDO, there have been reports of alleged violation of the said act from the four revenue circles in his jurisdiction .As such ,stringent warnings and notices were issued as per government instructions on taking action against the violation of the said act to all the alleged violators of the said act. Nelson intimated that in mid – June ,he had already issued notice to all the violators of the said act including  construction at Shamurou Awang Leikai Loukol with the Warning to face eviction if the construction works are not halted immediately.

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Imphal, July 8,

Members of the JAC against the bomb blast at Khurai Sajor leikai today stage sit-in-protest in front of the residence of MLA L. Susindro today morning blocking his way towards the assembly.

At around 11.30 am today morning the members of the JAC stopped MLA Susindro while trying to go for submission of his resignation. The JAC members snatch the resignation letter and tore it apart forcing the MLA to stay in his house. 

MLA L. Susindro, popularly known to the people as Yaima, had declared that he will resign from the post of MLA as people do not like him to be MLA.

Protesting the decision of MLA Y. Susindro, large number of people from Khurai Assembly constituency staged protest against the bomb blast at the residence of the MLA. In a public meeting held on July 6, at Lamlong, MLA Susindro announced that he would resigned from the post as people seem to not like him.

Yesterday at around 9pm, large numbers of locals from Khurai Assembly constituency staged a protest demonstration in and around Khurai assembly constituency area. Later, late at evening the JAC called 24 hour bandh at the Assembly Segment, however, the bandh was today called off as today falls the 4th Anniversary of late Robinhood.

In a statement by the JAC against the bomb blast at Khurai Sajor Leikai, it is stated that the JAC will continue its protest to make sure that MLA Susindro does not resign from the post. The JAC also demanded resignation of CAF and PD Minister Karam Shyam and also demanded for punishment of those CAF and PD Contractors involved in the hijacking of peoples’ share.

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Imphal, July 8,

Addressing a national level review meeting of NAD (National Academic Depository) held at Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal, the representatives of different universities of the Manipur and Nagaland as well as experts from the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the National Securities Depository Limited explained the process of getting registered with NAD and outlined its advantages.

The meeting organized under the directives of UGC / MHRD, which was preceded by the Administrator (VC) of Manipur University Sh. Jarnail Singhalong with the Registrar of the University, witnessed participation of more than 30 representatives from various universities of Manipur and Nagaland  including Manipur University,Nagaland University, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Dhanamanjuri University, Directorate of Education(School), Govt. of Manipur, Directorate of University and Higher Education, Govt of Manipur,  National Sports University, Imphal, Indra Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur, Manipur International University, National Institute of Technology, Manipur, Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur, and DD News, Imphal. Dr. Nikhil Kumar, Education Officer UGC explaining the nitty-gritty of NAD stated that the NAD is established by the Government of India as an endeavor to bring administrative and academic reforms. It is a 24X7 online storehouse of all academic certificates, diplomas, degrees and mark sheets, which are digitized and lodged by academic institutions. It not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award, but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage. The experts pointed out that students were no longer required to carry their original certificates and mark sheets everywhere for job interviews and recruitments. Hence, they urged the educational institutions to come forward and take advantage of NAD.

The Vice-Chancellor, Manipur also addressed the participants; the Data Analyst, UGC-NAD Shri Abhinav Sharma narrated the statistics of the institution wise data on the NAD portal. The Modus operandi& functionality of NAD portal was explained by Shri SreerupHalder from NSDL Database Management System Ltd (NDML).

The Universities already on-boarded were insisted to upload 100% data on to the NAD portal from 2018-19 immediately. Most of them are registered very fresh and all of them are, therefore, busy implementing its ‘students’ life cycle’ component — information like their registration, admission, attendance, initial assessment, admit cards, results, marks and certificates — in the first phase. There were total of 08 universities which were yet to sign the SLA (Service Level Agreement) with any of the depositories which were sensitized. In breakthrough of the event Dhanamanjuri University signed the SLA on spot and two more Universities viz National Sports University, and Manipur International University filed their confirmation to join immediately.


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Imphal, July 8,

Rebel group KCP MC in a statement said that the controversies surrounding Manipur People’s Party (MPP)  is due to the mismanagement of MPP funds.
In a statement the outfit put banned the MPP office bearers from withdrawing money from MPP bank
account. The organizational secretary has taken two lakh rupees from MPP fund for mobilizations and MP candidate who is also the president of MPP has taken out money, some 17 to 25 lakhs from the party account for election. The outfit has found out that three people are managing the funds. If anybody takes out the fund from the account, these three people will be held responsible. KCP MC will find out whether these funds were properly used or not.  Given all these things, the outfit tells the shop keepers in MPP complex not to pay rent and deposits from the month of July till the outfit next statement on the matter.
Only after it becomes as a proper regional party the rents and deposits should be given to MPP, the statement said.

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Imphal, July 8,

A team of 8 players of Salai Chess Academy has left Imphal today to participate in the 3rd Internaional FIDE Rating Chess Tournament to be held from tomorrow till 14th July, 2019 at Down Town University, Guwahati. Under the sponsorship of Salai Chess Academy, the present team including Yambem Dhanabir Singh, one of the top rated players who has also qualified chess arbitership has been accompanied by other 7 eminent players - Aribam Muhindro Sharma, Thongam Nabachandra, Laishram Nelson, Leishangthem Devitchand, Sougaijam Priyokumar, Nadia Sougaijam and Lemba Sougaijam.
In this tournament which is going to kick off tomorrow at 3 pm, many top rated international players, including one grandmaster will be participating.

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Monday, 08 July 2019 17:11

Wishes of common man

The tussle for power amongst the representatives of the people of Manipur is increasingly threatening to slow down the already trudging pace of progress in the state. While the gripe of dissidents are understandable, their future prospects and political advancements depending to a large extent on the delivery of the reported assurance by the Chief Minister to reshuffle the portfolio at the mid-point of the term of the present Government. What is at stake is not just the position and the power, but the accompanying financial benefits and responsibilities which have sadly come to be viewed more as personal sanctions to be used as per their whims and fancies.
The plethora of problems staring the State Government in the eye is on the brink of being sidelined, while the assembly session which is scheduled to begin in a couple of days is in danger of being disrupted. It goes without saying that the assembly session, which is held to discuss and deliberate on the development activities being carried out in the state, to draw up future course of action and also to review works and progress of the government will have to bear the brunt of the misunderstanding, and subsequently the state stands to suffer.
Notwithstanding the politicking that goes on behind closed doors, from the point of view of a common man, there is a perceptible sense of the Chief Minister starting to lose his grip on the control as manifested in the haphazard activities being drawn up which has been evoking responses contrary to expectations. There has not been a proper and strict allocation of responsibilities, nor have there been the necessary steps of admonishing concerned ministers who have failed to deliver on the tasks assigned to them.
The protracted issues of non performing departments failing to furnish utilization certificates for projects for which huge amounts have been sanctioned have continued to plague the state, and yet there still lacks any visible signs of efforts to rectify the issues. The process of periodically evaluating the performance of the ministers and officials should be made a part of the governance process.
Building up a transparent system of governance is the only way to go, and for that to happen, those in power should take the initiative and lead by example. We should shed the divisive mentality and embrace inclusive progress. The people have the right and the prerogative to understand the workings of the government. Keeping a psychological and physical boundary between the ruler and the ruled can work for only so long. The real power of these rulers lies with the people, and to try and sideline the issues that are troubling the public is bound to backfire, sooner or later.

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Bengaluru, July, 8, 

Safety of journalists continues to be a cause of concern and the demand for a special protection law needs a greater push and we need to put pressure on the government to pay heed to our demand, Indian Journalists Union (IJU) general secretary Sabina Inderjit said at the two days national executive council (NEC) meeting of IJU, which held at REVA University, Bengaluru, on July 6&7.

Cases against harassment, attacks and killing of journalists just don’t seem to ebb, she said while highlighting the latest case of burning to death of Chakresh Jain, a journalist in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh for his reportage, allegedly by a district level officer of State government on June 20.

Though the SP set up a SIT, there has been no progress, the IJU general secretary added recalling the case of 2015, wherein Sandeep Kothari, rural journalist in the Balaghat district was also burnt to death and his body left near a rail track.

This shows the  growing intolerance among the ruling elite over perceived adverse reporting and contrary opinion in the media, she said.

Highligthing the attacks on digital media, she said while both men and women journalists are being trolled online if their views are against the ruling dispensation, women seem to face the bigger brunt as not only are remarks sexist but there are threats of raping them.

The IJU demanded that the real people behind such trolling armies must be brought to book and their people only.

Representatives from 15 states unions affiliated to IJU presented their state report on the first day of the NEC meeting which was presided by the IJU president Amar Devulapalli.

Earlier, REVA University chancellor Dr. P Shyama Raju who inaugurated the two days IJU-NEC meeting in his speech said, “This University dreams to produce good journalists”. 

IJU in a resolution expressed grave concern at the 10 percent hike of newsprint in the central budget. IJU demanded withdrawal of hike in newsprint prices from the budget. 

Karnataka State journalists Union (KSJU) hosted the two day NEC meeting and all together  120 delegates 15 states participated the event.

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Hisar, July 8,

In an endeavor to bring Health Awareness, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram in association with Bishnoi Samaj, Hisar organized one of the biggest Super specialty Health Camp in Hisar, Haryana. The camp saw participation from over 1000 people and more than700 benefitted from free medical services and medical tests.
The attendees were given free medical consultation by Senior Doctors of Fortis Gurugram. The main motive of the camp was to create awareness and educate people on the importance of different medical ailments, its diagnosis, treatment and intervention. This camp is one of such events where the people of Hisar saw participation from Directors of different medical specialties and gave consultation on diseases related to Oncology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric nephrology among others.  
Senior Consultants who participated in the event included - Dr. Rahul Bhargava, Director and HOD, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Niranjan Naik, Director Surgical Oncology. Consultation for kidney related diseases was offered by Dr. Salil Jain, Director, Nephrology &Kidney Transplant, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery consultation was offered by Dr. Udgeath Dhir, Director and Head, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Dr. Rakesh Jain, Director offered Pediatric Neurology services to the children.
In addition to this, free Blood Pressure Checkup, Blood Sugar Checkup, was also carried to create awareness about diabetes and hypertension which is one of the most worrisome and common health issues prevalent in this region.  ECG, Urine Deposit test and Creatinine blood test was also done on the attendees of the Health Camp.
Dr. Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugramsaid, “Being a healthcare provider our main aim is to educate people on how to live a healthy lifestyle.If people are aware of the symptoms of a disease and realize the importance of early detection, half the battle is won. Our purpose to organize this camp is to provide education and free medical services to the society. This is one of the biggest Health camps ever in Hisarwhere Directors of different of different medical specialties have participated. We appreciate the zeal of general masses towards their health who have participated in the camp in such huge numbers. We will continue to organize such events in the future and educate people on the importance of health and healthy lifestyle.
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Imphal July 8,

Reacting to a news report in connection with the statement of KCP –MC, appeared at both print and electronic media of the state day before yesterday, L. Apabi Singh group of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) said that the statement of the KCP-MC was an attempt to defame SK Maimom and L. Apabi by Oinam Jugindro, Haobijam Gitajen and their associate. The statement said that SK Maimom and L. Apabi had never complaint either to KCP-MC or any other party and they have nothing to do with them. The L. Apabi group of MPP termed the news report as an attempt to tarnish the image of both L. Apabi and SK Maimom and urged the KCP-MC to make public the name of those posing as SK Maimom and L. Apabi who made a complaint to them.

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