Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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IT News
Imphal, Aug. 3: 

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated a 300 bedded Covid Care Centre (CCC) at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboi khongnang khong in Imphal West District today.
Briefing the media persons, Chief Minister stated that there is evidence of local transmission of COVID-19, however there is no community transmission of the disease in the State. He maintained that awareness among the people is very much needed to contain further spread of the disease. He also appealed to the people to come out openly for early treatment instead of concealing their COVID-19 status if tested positive.
The Chief Minister said that presently, a total of 300 beds have been installed in the CCC, Lamboi khongnang khong and it will be upgraded to a 1000-bedded Centre as it has enough space for extension. He appreciated the Health Department and other officials for setting up the Covid Care Centre so that infected people can get timely treatment.
Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar and Health Minister L. Jayantakumar, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Principal Secretary (Health) V. Vumlunmang, Director (Health) Dr. K. Rajo and other officials were present during the function.

Saturday, 01 August 2020 17:39

Dr. Rajesh Kumar appointed as the new CS

IT News
Imphal, Aug 1:

ACS of the Government of Manipur Dr Rajesh Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Manipur, succeeding his predecessor J Suresh Babu. Kumar is currently serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (finance) of the state. An order issued by Governor Najma Heptulla said that Kumar will hold the charge of Chief Secretary of Manipur with immediate effect until further orders in public interest.
In addition to the Additional Chief Secretary post, Kumar, who is a 1988 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre, will take charge as the Chief Secretary of the state, it said. As per report, Kumar ranked 10th among the Manipur cadre officers of 1988 batch.
Former Chief Secretary Suresh Babu retired on July 31 after having served the illustrious position since 2018. A farewell programme was held for the outgoing Chief Secretary by the general administration department in Imphal on Friday.
The latest development comes after the state-based student organisations had been demanding the government for an appointment of native IAS officer for the post.

IT News
Imphal, July 31

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today paid last respects to the three Assam Rifles soldiers, who were martyred in a militant attack at Khongtal village in Chandel District on July 29. He attended a wreath laying ceremony organised in their honour at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport. 
Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that there is no place for violence in a democratic country like India. Strongly condemning the incident, the Chief Minister asserted that the Government would not remain as a silent spectator, and the perpetrators would be definitely hunted down.
N. Biren also appealed to the armed groups to shun hostilities and come out for a political solution. Stating that the State Government would provide suitable assistance to the families of the martyred Central forces personnel belonging to Manipur, the Chief Minister said that the matter would be put up in the State Cabinet for discussion.
Responding to a query regarding casualties of COVID-19 patients, the Chief Minister said that all the persons, who had died so far had pre-existing ailments. As such, it was hard to save their lives, he informed. However, the Government has been trying its best to save every single life, the Chief Minister stated.
Earlier, N. Biren Singh led others in laying wreaths and paying last respects to the deceased Assam Rifles personnel. Khurai AC MLA Shri L. Sushindro, DGP Shri L.M. Khaute, other high ranking civil, military and police officers and family members also attended the ceremony.
Later, the Chief Minister met the family members of Ratan Salam, who was one of the three Assam Rifles slain soldiers, and expressed his deep condolences. Sharing their grief, the Chief Minister said that attaining martyrdom for the country is like entering heaven alive.

IT News
Imphal, July 31:

To honour the supreme sacrifice made by Havildar (GD) Pranay Kalita, Rifleman (GD) Methna Konyak and Rifleman (GD) Ratan Salam of the Assam Rifles, who laid down their lives in the line of duty on 29 July 2020 in Manipur, a wreath-laying ceremony with full military honours was organised at Tulihal Airport, Imphal under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) on 31 July 2020.
During the solemn occasion, wreaths were laid to pay homage to the fallen soldiers by N Biren Singh, CM of Manipur, L Shushindro, MLA, LM Khaute, IPS, DGP, Manipur, Brig DS Shishodia, Dy IG AR (South), Brig Deepak Joshi, Commander, 9 Sector Assam Rifles and Col Prashant Misra, Col ‘A’ 57 Mountain Division.
The sacrifice of the fallen soldiers hailing from Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, truly represents the idea of unity in diversity - the strength of our nation and the Assam Rifles. Assam Rifles remains committed to the security of the nation and will continue to uphold it’s ideals in it’s pursuit to defeat secessionist forces.
Havildar (GD) Pranay Kalita, a resident of Barpeta, Assam, is survived by his wife and two daughters, while Rifleman (GD) Methna Konyak, a resident of Mon District, Nagaland is survived by his wife and daughter. Rifleman Ratan Salam is a resident of Kakching Makha Leikai, Manipur and he has left behind his wife and two sons.
They were dedicated, brave and courageous soldiers of the Assam Rifles. The nation salutes their supreme sacrifice made in the highest traditions of the Force in service of the nation. In this hour of grief, the Assam Rifles stands firm in its solem commitment to ensure the welfare of the families of the fallen soldiers.

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