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Maheshwar Gurumayum

William 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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CRPF organises Football Tournament

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Imphal, Dec 13

109 Bn CRPF, under the aegis of IGP Manipur &Nagaland  Sector conducted Civic Action Programme in Mao wherein 2nd KASA  KOSO foot ball tournament is being organised from 13th – 15th Dec,2019 involving 08 teams from Mao & Senapati.
Opening ceremony of 2nd KASA  KOSO foot ball tournaments conducted in presence of  Thisho Kriina (Deputy Chairman Medical Science & Technology) Senapati, Chief guest , Vinod Kumar, Comdt 109 Bn , K. K. Pau, A/C-109 Bn and other dignitaries of Mao. 08 teams are participating in the tournament and the opening match was played between Rabunamei and Song Song teams.
While addressing the opening ceremony of the tournament Vinod Kumar Comdt-109 Bn urged all players to exhibit true sportsmanship spirit during the game and follow decisions of the  ground referee with full loyalty. This tournament is being organized with aim to develop close friendship among youths of different villages with sportsman spirit. Vinod Kumar Comdt-109 Bn wished best of luck to all players and encouraged one and all to enjoy the tournament.
All the players maintained excellent sportsmanship spirit while the huge crowd which thronged the stadium  cheered up both the teams and enjoyed the match.

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Government fully committed to uphold dignity and honour of Women: Chief Minister

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Imphal, Dec.12,

Remembering the brave Mothers of Manipur who fought against the mighty British, the State level ‘Nupee Lan Day, 2019’ was observed at Nupee Lal Memorial Complex, Imphal today. 

On the occasion, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar graced as Chief Guest and President respectively. 

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the present government is fully committed to uphold the dignity and honour of women. He mentioned that the government has established Fast Track Court to deal crimes against women to deliver justice in short period of time. Special Women Cells have been also opened in all the Police Stations of the State, he added. 

Stressing out the unique qualities and talents of Manipuri women, N. Biren Singh mentioned that it is indeed a matter of pride that many Manipuri women are at the forefront in various fields in the country. In Manipur, many women hold top post of various government departments, he added. He also pointed out that Manipur topped in women ownership of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) businesses in the country. Manipur women owned 50 per cent of the MSME businesses when compared to national figure which is about 20-30 per cent, he added. 

The Chief Minister asserted that there is a need for another Nupee Lal to fight against various problems prevailing in the society such as drug menace, alcoholism etc. There is rampant drug menace and alcoholism in the State and a collective effort is needed to tackle it, he added. He further appealed to all the government officials to work with commitment and dedication for bringing development in the State.

Mentioning that the present venue for the Nupee Lal observation is creating certain inconveniences to the public, Chief Minister stated that the government is planning to shift the Nupilal observation to another venue from next year. He maintained that the observation would be organised in grand scale by creating awareness about the essence and relevance of Nupee Lal in the present society and added that prominent women leaders from each locality would be invited to attend the observance from next year. The State Cabinet will discuss in this regard, he added. 

While delivering the Presidential address, Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh stressed on the role of Manipuri women in Nation building. Paying tribute to all the brave mothers of Manipur, he narrated the courage of the Mothers who fought against the mighty British. He further added that we must not forget the supreme sacrifices and valour of our brave mothers. 

Prior to the function, Chief Minister led others in laying floral tributes to the statue of brave mothers of the State. During the observation, a play based on Nupee Lal was performed by joint artistes of Nupee Lal Memorial Association and Nupee Lal & Khongjom War Memorial Society.  

Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, Administrative Secretaries, top civil and police officials and others attended the function.

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December 11, the day of passing CAB in Rajya Sabha is a “Black Day” – NESO

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Imphal, Dec 12

The North East Students’ Organisation – an apex students’ body comprising of Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), All Assam Students’ Union (AU), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF), All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Garo Students’ Union (GSU), All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and Naga Students’ Federation has called December 11- the day of passing Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as “Black Day”.

Terming the passing of the contentious Cab as a sinister ploy of the Government of India the NESO said that the measure is to reduce the indigenous people of the North East to a minority in their own land by rewarding the illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh who belong to religious denomination of Hindus, Sikhs, jains, Parsis, Buddhist or Christians who have illegally entered North East by granting them Indian citizenship.

“The government instead of detaining and deporting these illegal infiltrators from our land is granting them Indian Citizenship, that will only encourage more infiltration from Bangladesh in which the North East shares a long border of about 1,741 km. The approval of this contentious CAB, 2019 by the Union cabinet on Dec. 4 , 2019 , the passage of this Bill in the Lok Sabha on December 9, 2019 and finally the passage of the Bill in RS on Dec. 11 is spelling a bleak future for the indigenous people of the North East”, the NESO statement said and added that this is another political injustice perpetrated by the Government of India on the microscopic indigenous communities of North East. 

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Workshop on Scientific Cultivation of Coconut

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Imphal, Dec 12

One day District Level Workshop on Scientific Coconut Cultivation/Technology/Value addition was conducted at KVK Chandel today. The programme was organised by Coconut Development Board, Regional Office, Guwahati, Assam and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel. The programme was attended by Krishna Kumar, IAS, Dy. Commissioner, Chandel as Chief Guest; Ts. Gladny Monsang, DAO - Chandel & L. Mohori Singh, DO Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Chandel as Guest of Honour; Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR – Manipur Centre as Functional President and Lunghar Obed, Director, Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Regional Office, Guwahati as Special Guest.

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