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, July 11: Information Center for Hill Area Manipur (ICHAM) today said that more territory of the state has been encroached by the Myanmar authority along the Indo –Myanmar border and urged the government to institute high level committee to apprise the central government regarding the present border dispute. The organization also drew the attention of the legislators to discuss the issue of the border dispute along the Indo Myanmar border at Moreh site during the assembly session which begins from today.Addressing to media persons at Manipur Press Club today morning, president of the ICHAM, Nongthonbam Rajendro (Boy) said that peoples’ movement against the encroacher to Manipur’s boundary along the Indo-Myanmar border by Myanmar’s authority had compelled to halt the border fencing work along the Indo-Myanmar border in June, 2013. After various civil society organizations had brought up the issue to the notice of the government, the matter was somewhat taken seriously in view of the then Lok Sabha Election by the Okram Ibobi Singh led government. A team of all Political Party delegations led by Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam had taken stock of the ground realities. However, after the lok Sabha election the matter has been sideline by state government, Rajendro alleged.General Secretary of ICHAM Ngachomi Ranshang who also attended the press conference said that after huge portion of the state’s territory has been found encroached by Myanmar’s army at Haolenphai area more territory of the state has been found to have been encroached by the Myanmar’s Army.  He said a team of ICHAM had conducted a five day survey along the Indo Myanmar border. During the survey about 15 Kilometre length and 7 Km wide from Satong to Z. chora has been found encroached by Myanmar’s army. Z. Chora is about 70 Km from Moreh town .

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Imphal, July 11: Co-Ordination Committee of Colleges Students’ Union Manipur ( COCOSUM) today burnt the effigy of the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, Education Minister Okendro an Education Commissioner Vaiphei at Keishamthong area. Speaking to media persons, convernor of the students’ body said that the effigies were burnt as a part of the agitation for appointment of regular principals for the colleges of the state besides a regular Director. He said the student body had staged various democratic form of protest as well as submitted various memorandums to the concern minister regarding the matter, however, as no positive reply has been given by the authority , the student body was left with no choice but to intensify the agitation, he said.

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Imphal, July 11: People of all the walks of life today paid tributes to late Thangjam Manorama on the 16th commemoration day which was organised by Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust today near her residence at Bamon Kampu, Imphal. Various civil organisations’ leader and student bodies also came to pay tributes to the departed soul who was brutally raped and murdered by troopers of 17 Assam Riffles.Attending the commemoration day as President, Thounaojam Iboyaima, President, Irabot Foundation Manipur said that the Indian government doesn’t listen to the issues of Manipur even though many have been killed and suffered due to AFSPA. The reason for the Indian government to not address the issues of Manipur, be it AFSPA or ILP, is because Manipur is not the true land of India and they do not treat the people of the state as their own hence they are killing many of us brutally, said Iboyaima.Secretary, Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust, K. Muhindro said that even though an enquiry commission has been formed by a retired Judge, the report cannot be flashed to the public. He further said the enquiry report must be flashed to the public and give proper punishment to the armies involved in the case.

 

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Imphal, July 11: Manipur Economic Association observed World Population Day with the theme ‘invest in young people today, to ensure a bright future for Manipur.’ Dr. M. Hemanta Meitei, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Manipur University, gave a speech on ‘Estimating Migrants: Methodological issues.’ Hemanta also presented the figures of migrants living in Manipur from other states according to the census report provided by the government of India; in the year 2001 the figure stood at 54,789 and in 2011 the figure reached 4,44,971, highlighting the rate of increase of migrants in the state during the last ten years. Attending the observation day as Chief Guest, Iboton Singh, Retired Professor, Economics Department, Manipur University said the issue of migration will exist and no one can stop them from coming in the state as they have the freedom to go in every parts of the country according to the fundamental law of India. The reason for their migration in the state is because of work purpose and if the indigenous people do their profession, be it small or big, there won’t be a reason for them to enter the state, added Iboton. He further appealed to all the younger generations not to be choosy in any work as no work is big or small. E. Bijoykumar, President of Manipur Economic Association, Professor, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Manipur University attending the function as President said the Association aims to organise monthly extensive lectures on the subject matter to develop a quality debate among all including the students and civil organisations. Meanwhile, District Health Society,Thoubal also observed the  “World Population Day-2014” with the inauguration of “District Family Health Mela” at  Thoubal District Hospital to be held till the 24th July 2014.The Population Fortnight with the theme: Planned Family,Happiness Forever Family Health Mela provides temporary Family Planning Methods, Oral pills, Cu-T, Condoms etc. free of cost to the public along with permanent methods of family planning including Tubectomy, Vasectomy and NSV were also made available to the public free of cost. Dr. Md. Salamatoulah, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Thoubal, S. Saratkumar, CMO District Hospital Thoubal and N. Jayantakumar, District Family Welfare Officer, Thoubal were the Chief Guest, President and Guest of honour respectively at the function. On the other hand, observance of World Population Day-2014 kicked off with the population stabilization event from today to 24July2014 held at Synod Hall, I B Road, Lamka Churachandpur. During the inauguration of population forthnight with PK Jha IAS, DC Churachandpur as the Chief Guest, a slide show on CU-T 380A insertion was presented by Dr. Binakumari, MO PPC, and World Population Day-2014 keynote address was given by Dr.Thangchinkhup CMO, Churachandpur. During the observance, DLOs, Medical Officers, nurses under CMO and ASHAs of Lamka town area, DACO and staff attended the program. PK Jha informed the gathering that United Nations Secretary Ban ki Moon’s remarks on World Population Day-2014 may be quoted that today the world has the largest generation of youth in history with about 1.8 billion young people, mostly in a developing countries, with enormous potential to tackle the major challenges of humanity. But too many are denied their rightful opportunities to get education, find decent work, and participate in the political life of their societies. World population is an opportunity to renew our commitment to help young people unleash progress across the society, he added.

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