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, June 7:

The incidences of detection of stray Slow Loris is increasing in the recent past. During the last week, four such cases have been reported where Slow Loris (Yong Ekhaithibi) were found in human habitation area and they are being handed over to Forest Officials who would thoroughly checked the health condition of the animals and released in wild if found healthy or kept in the Animal Care Unit of the Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroisemba.
While such strayed animals are reportedly ill-treated by many, they are taken care of by members of renown NGOs such as the People For Animal, Manipur, WBCC, local clubs etc and normally released them in wild. On such incidence came to light on the 6th June, 2021 when Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Manipur came to know about a Slow Loris being taken care of by one Chingkham Sundar Singh, S/o Chingkham Nongyai Singh of Yairipok Top Chintha. The boy found the animal on the road side in the evening of June 4, 2021 when he was returning home. 
The animal was laying inactive, immobile and sick. He collected the animal and took care to bring its health to normal. Not knowing whom to hand over the animal, he used his social media account to attract attention of people concerning wildlife. It was from this platform that the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Manipur took cognizance and directed the forest officials having jurisdiction of the area to collect and take care of the animal accordingly.
The forest officials collected the animal and shifted the same to the animal health facility at the Manipur Zoologaical Garden at Iroisemba. The animal is presently under the medical care of the veterinary doctor, Manipur Zoological Garden.
In recognition of the commendable act of taking care of the stray, stressed and sick Slow Loris by Chingkham Sundar during the covid pandemic, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Manipur N. Biren Singh had rewarded the boy through the Divisional Forest Officer, Central Forest Division, Mantripukhri as a gesture and to encourage the boy and other youths in the state to inculcate in them the love for wildlife, forests and natural surroundings. 

Monday, 07 June 2021 19:15

Dr. Rk Ranjan Singh, Mp inspected Rims

IT News
Imphal, June 7:

Dr. RK. Ranjan Singh, Hon’ble MP, Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, Manipur and Member, Central Council of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India inspected the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal today to review the current COVID-19 care measures undertaken and facilities at RIMS, Imphal. An interaction program was held at the Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal along with the faculty members and officials of the institute in presence of Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director, RIMS and Prof. H. Priyosakhi Devi, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Imphal.
Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director, RIMS briefed the Hon’ble MP Dr. RK. Ranjan Singh the various steps being taken up in the hospital to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. H. Priyosakhi Devi, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital briefed the Hon’ble MP the hardship faced by the hospital in dealing with the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. The Hon’ble MP assured that he will appraise the ministry about its requirements.
The Hon’ble MP also advised to submit a proposal to the ministry to have a separate Infectious Disease Treatment Centre and an Eye Bank for the institute and also to constitute a Board to look after the expansion of the institute in the future.

IT News
Imphal, June 6:

When there are hue and cry over not getting the share of rice with onion, potatoes, salt etc. allotted to the general people during the Covid-19 Pandemic, at Keirao Assembly Constituency people have started getting 4 Kg of rice each by every eligible person in addition to the earlier free NFSA rice distributed for the month of June.

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Talking to Imphal Times a person from Keirao AC said that we are not sure whether we have to get 4 Kg rice each as the Prime Minister had announced 5 kg rice each. However, as our Chief Minister had announced that each family member (eligible) is entitled 4 kg rice free of cost during this pandemic, we are happy to get the rice share.
He said that the MLA of the constituency, Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei took extreme seriousness to make sure that all the people irrespective of his supporters or not get the rice share and had directed the district administration as well as those agents to be fair in the distribution of rice during this hard time. 

IT News
Imphal, June 6:

Minister (TA & Hills) Vungzagin Valte hold a meeting with all the Banks (Public & Private) operating within the district yesterday at DTC Hall, Tuibong.
During the meeting, Minister Valte said that all ATMs will remain open 24x7 and the smooth banking operations and related activities are essential for the livelihood of the people. The Minister also asked the bankers to take a relook at their practices to ensure not to turn down PM SVANidhi scheme beneficiaries of their timely disbursement of loans sanctioned on the apprehension of prospective bad loans. “The banks should disburse the PM SVANidhi schemes to the approved beneficiaries as soon as possible” the minister stated.
It is decided during the meeting that banks operating within the district will be divided into A and B. A group which consists of Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC, MRB, MSCB, SBI/CCP, SBI/Pearson, UCO Bank, Thanlon SBI and ICICI will be opened for transaction on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays whereas B group which consists of Canara Bank, CBI, IDBI, PNB, SBI/ Tuibong, SBI/New Lamka, SBI/Loktak, Bank of Baroda/Vijaya Bank and MRB/Saikot will be opened on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The local administration will provide for adequate security at bank branches to maintain social distancing and adequate staggering of bank account holders in the bank.
It may be mentioned that, under the PM SVANidhi scheme, street vendors can avail of collateral-free working capital loans up to Rs 10,000 of one year repayment period. An interest subsidy at 7 percent per annum is credited to the street vendor’s account on timely early repayment. The number of LoR applications received in relation to PM SVANidhi in the district is 321 out of which 293 are already approved.

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