William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

William 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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Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00

Manipur Assembly Budget Session begins

IT News
Imphal, July 11 : The 8th session of the 10th Manipur state assembly begins today with the house of 60 members expressing their sorrow on the sad demise of Md Helaluddin Khan, former member of the assembly from Lilong assembly constituency, at the new assembly complex at Chingmeirong in Imphal West with a two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul. Helaluddin Khan was elected as an MLA from Lilong seat for four terms since 1980. The ruling MLAs who participated in the obituary include PHED Minister I Hemochandra, Agriculture Minister Md Nasir, Social welfare minister AK Mirabai, MLAs Md Fajur Rahim and Paonam Brojen alongwith opposition members Dr I Ibohalbi Singh, Th Shyamkumar Singh and Lukhoi. The speaker of the house Th Lokeshwar also participated in the day’s obituary references. Later Speaker adjourned the sitting of the house till 11 am of Monday(July 14). Sources said the 12 day assembly sittings which is scheduled to conclude on July 28 will resume on Monday(July 14) to discuss the Governor’s address and other government business. The discussion on the presentation of budget estimates 2014-15 will begin from July 15 and will be followed by general discussion on budget estimates, according to provisional calendar of the forthcoming sitting of the assembly issued by Secretary Akoijam Tiken of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.

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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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