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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Imphal, Oct. 24:

Minister for MAHUD, Social Welfare Okram Henry said that the government is committed to provide potable water to every household of the State. This was stated by him at the foundation stone laying ceremony for Ningthem Pukhri Water Supply Scheme (NDB) 5.45 MLD capacity and Overhead Tank Reservoir at Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal Community Hall today.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister said that the government is trying its best to provide drinking water 24x7 to every house of the State soon. Necessary steps are being taken up by the PHE department in this regard, he added. The Minister appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister N.Biren Singh for laying of foundation stone of Manipur Water Supply project recently. He urged the PHE department and local club to closely monitor and ensure that SOPs are being maintained by the workers during the construction of Ningthem Pukhri Water Supply scheme. He stated that beautification work of Ningthem Pukhri Mapal would be undertaken soon under Tourism department. The Minister sought people’s support and cooperation for the completion of the project on time.
President of MGM club L. Angoutombi, officials of PHE department, and others were present during the function.

IT News
Imphal, Oct 23:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had an extensive discussion about the present COVID-19 situation of the State with RIMS authority, doctors and nurses at RIMS Jubilee Hall, Lamphelpat today.
Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, Advisor to CM (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Health) Vumlunmang Vualnam, RIMS Director Prof. A. Santa, RIMS Medical Superintendent Prof. Ch. Arunkumar, doctors and representatives from nurses also took part in the discussion.
Speaking at the occasion, N. Biren Singh appreciated the doctors, nurses and other para-medical staff for their relentless dedication to duty at this time of difficult situation. Like soldiers fight in the borders to protect the country’s sovereignty, the Chief Minister said, doctors, nurses and para-medical staff are also fighting in the frontline to effectively tackle the deadly virus.
The Chief Minister said that the main purpose of his interaction with doctors and nurses was to identify the prime reason for increase in the number of casualty in the past few days. He also sought suggestions from doctors to check this rise. N. Biren said, as experts are predicting that the pandemic may peak in December or January in Manipur as well, the State must be prepared for it from now,
the Chief Minister maintained. Regarding it, he asked the RIMS authority to find a way to increase the number of COVID-19 beds having ventilators.
Stating that he would soon apprise the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare about the urgent need to increase the number of COVID-19 beds in the hospital, he asked the RIMS authority to begin the process of engagement for manpower requirement and purchase equipments with the funds in hand in this regard.

IT News

Imphal, Oct 15:

Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, AVSM, SM**, Director General of Assam Rifles visited the state on 14th October to review the prevailing security, law and order situation.

The Director General along with the Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), Major General Alok Naresh visited the far flung field formations and interacted with troops deployed in the forward locations of the state. During the visit, the General was briefed in detail by the Commander 10 Sector Assam Rifles, Commandant Somsai Battalion and Commandant Chassad Battalion on ground about the latest prevailing security situation and operational preparedness. He was also briefed about the efforts being undertaken for Force preservation and COVID-19 preparedness of Assam Rifles in Manipur.

The Director General expressed his satisfaction on the level of operational preparedness as well as the assistance being provided by the troops of Assam Rifles and Army during the COVID-19 pandemic. He complimented the troops for carrying out a commendable job with regards of efficiently managing the security situation in the state facing multiple challenges in difficult & inhospitable conditions and commended them for carrying out people friendly operations.

IT News
Imphal, October 10:
Education, Fishery and CADA Minister S. Rajen Singh has advised the concerned works  executing agencies concerning education department, not to release any bill if the contractors do not follow the particulars in the work order. He also asked for strict compliance to the instructions of the concerned Engineering Department.

Minister was speaking to media during his visit at different government colleges located in Imphal West, Bishnupur and Imphal East. Minister Rajen said that the infrastructures of the present Government Colleges is not satisfactory. The ongoing construction of Library building in the campus of D.M. College of Teachers’ Education need to be reviewed since the quality of construction is not satisfactory. He also instructed the concerned Engineering Department to put the present construction on halt.

While visiting L. Sanoi College, Nambol, Minister Rajen maintained that the principal of the college will be empowered to monitor the development works of the college. He suggested that teachers should be away from politics. Rather they should adhere to their service of the teaching students. MLA, Nambol Assembly Constituency N. Loken Singh also arrived at the spot at the time of ministerial team’s visit. Loken also urged the teachers to be sincere to their profession and keep away themselves from unrelated tasks.

Minister visited S. Kula Women’s College which is adjacent to L. Sanoi College and saw his satisfaction to the proper maintenance of the college. Later, he visited Imphal College and inspected the ongoing construction of College Library. Minister also visited Liberal College, Luwangsangbam. During his visit Minister Rajen assured for renovation of rooms and damaged blocks of the colleges according to the availability of fund in the education department on priority basis. In case of shortage of fund in the education department for development and renovation of the colleges, proposals and DPRs will be prepared and submit to the concerned ministry for more funding, he added.

Minister also visited G.P. Women’s College and inspected the ongoing construction of College Library and site for the construction of new Girls’ Hostel. He also interacted with the teaching and non teaching staffs of the college.  

The ministerial team includes M. Harekrishna, IAS, Commissioner Higher and Technical Education, Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom, IAS, Director Education (U), Chief Engineer Education Engineering Wing, Kh. Sarat Singh, Executive Engineer, AE of the wing and other officials.

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