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Sh Ajit

Sh Ajit, a resident of Khongman, Imphal East is a regular contributor of Imphal Times mostly news photo and articles. He is a father of a lovely son. His favourite quote is " A Picture is worth Thousand words". He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Criticism pours over the attitude of flight passengers

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Imphal, May 25:

Lack of civic sense and non compliance of health advisory to contain the COVID-19 pandemic by passengers who arrived today at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport had irked various people including frontline warriors of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking to this reporter in a state of anonymity, a security force deployed at Imphal Airport to receive those passengers said that even though these people are literate they don’t follow the health advisory like maintaining physical distances. Moreover, some of the passengers simply throw the mask that they used inside the airport premises. Imphal Times reporter witness some used masks lying on the premises.

Authorities of the transport department who were present there arrange buses for transportation of the passengers to the Institutional Quarantine Center (IQC) by maintaining physical distancing. The first 95 passengers were transported to HRD Academy and paid quarantine centers opened at Imphal Hotel.   

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Boxer Dingko set to return home

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Imphal, May 21:
Asian Games gold medalist boxer Dingko Singh has started a journey of 2,400-km to reach his home in Imphal from Delhi. As per reports, he is set to complete the journey in 48 hours without taking any overnight stops. He is accompanied by his wife, a nurse and two drivers who would be travelling with him till Manipur. Singh was in Delhi for his cancer treatment and was also suffering from jaundice. According to reports, he was flown to Delhi with efforts from Boxing Federation of India for his radiotherapy appointment at Delhi’s Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).
Soon after Singh was examined by the doctors, he was suggested chemotherapy instead but couldn’t be administered as he was already suffering from jaundice at the time. All this while, Dingko Singh was under quarantined at ILBS. Dingko contracted jaundice in January as was admitted at ILBS in Delhi where he was suspected of having a strong relapse of a form of live cancer. Since he had already undergone a whole cycle of chemotherapy in 2017, radiation was suggested for him but due to his low blood count, it had to be put off. In an attempt to improve his blood count, he went home in early March after spending six weeks at the ILBS, before returning for treatment only to face a delay again and more problems due to the pan-India lockdown in force.

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AMWJU continues distribution of masks and sanitisers for journalists of different districts

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Imphal, May 20:
As part of its ongoing campaign to provide safety to the journalists in the state, the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) today distributed protective gears namely face masks, and hand sanitizers to different journalists’ unions located in different parts of the state namely Kangpokpi and Senapati Districts of Manipur
The protective gears were distributed to all the media persons working in different districts of the state. Many inconveniences and difficulties being faced by the media persons were also discussed during the tour to the four districts. Bijoy Kakchingtabam also further said that the media persons performing their duties with courage at this critical situation risking their lives can be counted as a huge task. In the meantime journalists of Churachandpur district for whom these items were handed over yesterday reported that they have yet to receive the same.

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Man kills himself after attempting to murder wife and son

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Imphal, May 20

At what could be term as a Psychopathic act, a 57 years old man shoot himself to dead after trying to kill his own wife and his son yesterday evening. The incident happened at around 8.30 pm yesterday at a rented room located at Dewlahland in Imphal West district.

The deceased is identified as K.S. Ramthing , who is working as a peon at TRI Chingmeirong. He reportedly attempted to kill his wife using a iron rod but the wife miraculously escaped. He later tried to kill his own son before he shot him, himself to dead. Police team who rushed the spot found the room locked. As the police team forcibly opened the room the deceased was found lying near the door in a pool of blood with a pistol lying near him. His son was found lying at the bed with minor injury at his throat. The police team immediately rushed the child to the hospital. He is reportedly out of danger.  

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