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, August 14,

Pineapple farmers of Khousabung area, Churachandpur district under the auspices of State Level Manipur Pineapple Festival Committee, Manipur donated about 2000 pineapples to Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief today. 

The farmers handed the pineapples to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal. 

The farmers’ delegation was led by Seilenmang Khongsai, Chairman MPFC and Hon’ble Member, ADC Churachandpur, Khaipao Haokip, former Chairman, ADCC, Lalhmangpui Fimate, Member of ADCC, Paukholal Gangte, Chief of Bunglon, Khaizathang Gangte, Chief of Khousabung and Chungjalam Kom, Chief of Phunchongjang and farmers of the area were also present during the solemn function. 

The Chief Minister has expressed his gratitude to the pineapple farmers for their goodwill and concern.

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Imphal, Aug 13:

Leader of the Manipur Pradesh Congress, who is also the member of the Congress Working Committee Gaikhangam today said that the allegations leveled against the congress party by the Congress MLAs who have resigned from the party are baseless and unfounded.

Senior Congress MLAs, K. Meghachandra, including Gaikhangam, K. Ranjit, K. Govindas, K. Meghachandra and Th. Lokeshwar were present in the press conference held at the official residence of Congress MLA K Ranjit today.

Gaikhangam further said that those MLAs leaving the party betraying the people is unfortunate. He said that since the beginning of the government there has been lot of conduct which violates the constitution of India.

“These people with no political ethics are creating chaos in the state”, Gaikhangam said and added that the government has created chaos as they have no respect for the law of the land.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:31

Assam Rifles apprehends UG

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Imphal, Aug 11:

Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) along with Bishnupur Police Commandos apprehended a Self Styled Lance Corporal of PLA/RPF on 09th August 2020.
Based on specific intelligence inputs, a joint team of Tulihal Battalion and Bishnupur Commandos launched an operation and apprehended a Self Styled Lance Corporal of PLA/RPF from Leimaram Bazar area of Bishnupur district. The cadre has been identified as Nigthoujam Kheta Singh @ Roshan, age 32 years, S/o N. Anganthomaba Singh of Waroching, Bishnupur district.
The apprehended individual has been handed over to Nambol Police Station for further investigation. 

Sunday, 09 August 2020 17:24

Covid-19 Second Wave Entertainment Guide

Many countries in the Asian region are already combating or are facing a second wave of the Coronavirus. China, Vietnam and Australia have put certain regions under lockdown once again to manage spikes of new cases. Hong Kong is expected to announce a ban on dining in restaurants and a mandate on wearing facial masks, sometime early next week. It would be the first time Hong Kong puts a ban on restaurant dining since the Covid-19 epidemic started. Earlier this month, the state of Victoria in Australia announced new lockdown restrictions and recently informed that they may extend the lockdown further due to a continuous rise of new cases in the region. In the Philippines, the government is considering stricter rules since they relaxed the lockdown restrictions on the first of June, this is because they are witnessing a massive surge in new cases in the capital city. Even North Korea recently reported their first official case, which was brought in from a citizen that had been in South Korea for the past three years. In India, the government is still relaxed about the restrictions despite having the highest number of infections at 1,4 million cases, only behind the United States and Brazil. It's not unlikely that the Indian government will impose tougher restrictions again to combat the epidemic.

We know from the first lockdown that we won't be able to move around, visit cinemas and go out for dinner whenever we like. All of that ends with a lockdown, and we are confined to spend a lot of time inside our homes instead. Struggling with what to do for entertainment is a luxury problem. Many people in India already lost their jobs and many more risk losing it if we have additional lockdowns. Most people did, however, express concerns of boredom and lack of social and entertaining activities. Below is a list of some past-time activities that were popular during the previous lockdown.

All the knowledge of the world is at our fingertips. Even if someone is not in school anymore, there's no reason why they should stop their brain from working. There are resources everywhere online, from free online courses or topical blogs on almost any subject available to write and read about. So if time was ever an excuse to learn a new language or skill, the lockdown is a great opportunity to make time for it. Staying isolated at home is a great opportunity to educate yourself further and then exit lockdown as an even more skilled person.

Not everyone is interested in reading and learning some new skills. Most of us like to watch a film or play games as a past-time activity and during a lockdown, there's plenty of time to do just that. Streaming subscriptions surged during the first lockdown, Disney+ Hotstar recently added a hundred feel-good films to their library to ease the mood during a potential forthcoming lockdown in India. Online casino companies reported about soaring revenues during the lockdown as people looked to add some thrill in their everyday lives during the lockdown period by playing live casino games and slots. Live casino games, in particular, add a level of social interaction as the player would engage with a dealer through live streams as they play Blackjack or Roulette. A lot of younger people turned to video gaming to kill time, one particular game called Animal's Crossing shot to fame during the lockdown. With new updates coming to the Animal's Crossing series, gamers can bet on staying entertained for many hours if a second wave of the Coronavirus comes.

Stay social while practising social distancing. Sounds contradicting no? Popular video conference tools can be used not only for business meetings, but also for staying in touch with friends and family, doing quizzes or even having dinner together, digitally. ‘Zoom boom’ became a thing during the lockdown where many private people started using Zoom, a popular video conferencing tool, to organize large get-togethers with family and friends while they were confined to their homes. This caused a spike in Zoom usage and propelled the product to worldwide adoption. Other tools can also be used, Skype works well for larger groups and then there’s Messenger and Facetime for one-to-one’s or small group calls.

With so much time on our hands, this could be a good time to start a blog to share knowledge and insights. Or maybe write a fictional story about a long-lost world? What about painting and experimenting with different materials to create unique art? Each person is their own and getting creative can be a great way to spend time and get to know ourselves better. Maybe knitting some socks and jumper would be fun? Don't forget about the digital capabilities we have today, if the shops are closed and it's difficult to get materials to start painting, there's always free software that you can use to start animating, painting or maybe editing photos of family and friends.

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