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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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

Bomb threat

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Imphal, July 8: Unknown miscreants today placed hand grenades at two different places in Imphal West and Bishnupur District. The first hand grenade was found at the residence of Laishram Shantikumar (45) son of Late Gourahari at Naoremthong Laishram Leikai in Imphal West at around 5.30 am. The hand grenade was wrapped in a paper and was written as KCP-MC.  Shantikumar runs a canteen inside the premise of Manipur University.The second hand grenade was found at the residence of one Laishram Nirmala Devi (40) daughter of Laishram Heramot at Nachou Mayai Leikai in Bishempur district at around 6.30 am. Nirmala was a leader of the locality.Both the bomb were picked up and safely detonated by police personnel.

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Imphal July 8: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System in Manipur today demanded implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the state before the arrival of railway in the state.Volunteers of the Joint Committee staged a sit-in-protest at Keishampat Lairembi Community Hall demanding implementation of ILP in the state, resignation of peoples’ representatives for their failure to implement ILP after taking decision in the state Assembly and framing of law to save indigenous people in the upcoming Assembly Session.Speaking to media persons at the protest site Thokchom Ramani, General Secretary of Nupi Samaj said that the number of the indigenous population is becoming extinct as the number of non-locals increasing drastically. She also said that the situation will become worsen if the railway line reached Imphal. So it is high time to take precaution before the arrival of railway in Imphal.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

Police picks up labourers of CAF & PD

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Imphal, July 08:Police picked up 61 labourers of CAF & PD today from the gate of the office where the labourers have been staging sit-in protest as a part of their ongoing cease work strike.Romendrajit Moirangcha, Secretary of CAF & PD Labourer Welfare Association said to the media that there was a proposal made in the last assembly meeting held in Feb, 2014 to increase the wages of the labourers but there is no changes. He added that the labourers of CAF & PD gets minimum wage of Rs. 0.38 for loading a rice bag of 50 kg which is way lesser to those of FCI’ labourers as they get Rs. 3.50 for the same load. The association has been continuing the cease work strike since July 6 demanding the concerned authorities to revise the wages. During their cease work strike the labourers did not allow any transportation of food grains inside the premises of the office. Following the incident Lamphel Police reportedly picked up all the labourers from the site.Director of CAF & PD, Mutum Yaiskul Meitei said to the media that the labourers are not regular employees of the department but hired by a contractor. The department has nothing to do with the ongoing cease work strike because the department cannot fulfil their demands and if required, the department will hire labourers from outside for loading food grains, added Yaiskul.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

IFCD employees begin cease work strike

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Imphal, July 8: Regular employees of IFCD of the government of Manipur today begin their cease work strike and staged a sit-in-protest in front of the Chief Engineer office of the department at Khuyathong. Speaking to media persons Convenor of the Adhoc Committee of Non Gazette Employees (Plan) IFCD, Manipur said that 552 employees working under plan budget has not been receiving their salary since January this year. The matter had been put up to the notice of the Chief Engineer and no action regarding the demand has been seen taken up. He said the committee will continue the strike until they received a written assurance for clearing the salary from the government.

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