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Sh Ajit

Sh Ajit, a resident of Khongman, Imphal East is a regular contributor of Imphal Times mostly news photo and articles. He is a father of a lovely son. His favourite quote is " A Picture is worth Thousand words". He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Wife of Late SS Khaplang passes away 

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Imphal, March 16

Chimroi, wife of former Chairman of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang, died Friday morning after a prolonged illness.
According to sources, Chimroi breathed her last at around 2 am Friday morning at Myitkyina in Kachin State, Myanmar. She was staying at her grandchildren’s residence.
Naga organisations, including Naga Students’ Organisation (NSO), have extended their condolences to the bereaved family members.
Her husband, popularly known as SS Khaplang died on June 9, 2017 after a brief illness.
In his later life, Khaplang began to suffer from diabetes and other age-related ailments. He died of cardiac arrest in Taga, in Myanmar’s Naga Self-Administered Zone in Sagaing Region, where the NSCN-K was based during the time. It was reported that he had returned from China after a treatment and was to head to Waktham, his birthplace.

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CSOs appeal Leishemba Sanajaoba to abdicate his position before going to Rajya Sabha

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Imphal, March 14

Various civil societies of the state comprising of United Peoples’ Front (UPF), National Identity Protection Council (NIPCO), All Manipur Tammi Chingmi Apunba Lup , AMKIL, EECHAL, MAPI Council and Nupi Samaj while condemning the decision of the titular king of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba to join the Indian politics appealed the titular king to abdicate his position first before joining the Indian Political system.
Speaking to a group of media persons at the office of the UPF at Keishampat here in Imphal, W Second, President of the UPF said that even as every person today have equal right to contest election or join any trade or political party of his or her choice, Leishemba Sanajaoba being the ritual head of the state and symbolic king of the erstwhile kingdom should think twice before joining politics.
“The king cannot remain as the ritual head of the cultural and traditional institution as well as the member of the parliament at the same time”, W Second said and added that if he have to chose for politics he should abdicate the position he hold.
Leaders of the various CSOs present today pitied the titular king’s decisions which he had taken without consulting the CSOs.
President of NIPCO TH. Manihar, President of Tammi Chingmi S. Momon Leima, President of AMKIL Ph Sakhi, President of EECHAL Ch. Prenita, President of MAPI Council N. Bimol also echoed the condemnation to the decision of the titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba in his decision to join Indian Politics while remaining as the head of the erstwhile kingdom to preserve our culture, tradition and history.
All the leaders appealed to abdicate his position before going to Rajya Sabha.   

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Seminar on Rural Women Empowerment to be held at Central Agricultural University

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Imphal, March 4

A special one day seminar on issues related to empowerment of Women will be held at Central Agricultural University, Manipur tomorrow (5th March). Ms. Nemcha Kipgen, Minister for Social Welfare and Cooperation, Government of Manipur will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. Renowned writer and former Chairperson of Manipur State Commission for Women, Smt Jamini Devi will give the keynote address.

The seminar will be addressed by the Vice Chancellor of CAU, Professor M Premjt. Singh and Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Andro, S. Molibala Devi, on the theme - Role of Nutrition in Women Empowerment. Eminent journalist Smt. Ng. Liklaileima Arambam, will speak on ‘Women in North East: Issues & Achievements’.

The week-long campaign ahead of International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2020, is being organized all over the country by the Union Ministries of Information & Broadcasting, Women and Child Development, Health and Family Welfare, Human Resource Development, Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Rural Development, Housing and Urban Affairs, Finance, Defence and Home.         The themes of the campaign are: education, health and nutrition, empowerment of women, skills & entrepreneurship, participation in sports, special circumstances, rural women and agriculture and urban women.

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Training Programme on Scientific Cultivation of Mushroom concludes at ICAR

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Imphal March 4

A three days training programme on ‘Scientific Cultivation of Mushroom’ concluded today at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal. This training programme was jointly organized by the Centre and ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom (DMR), Solan during 2-4 March, 2020. ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom (DMR) is the apex government body of the country working on research and development solely on mushrooms. Dr. Anupam Barh, Scientist from ICAR-DMR, Solan, HP represented Directorate of Mushroom in the training programme and conducted hand-on-training on advanced mushroom production technologies. Dr. Susheel K. Sharma, Scientist (Plant Pathology) of ICAR Manipur Centre along with his team conducted demonstration of different mushroom production technologies and hands-on-practical.
A total of 70 participants from Imphal East, Imphal West, Churachandpur, Chandel, Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Bishnupur, Thoubal and other districts comprising of farmers, women, rural youth and entrepreneurs participated in the training programme. Training programme focused on skill development on spawn production, cultivation of oyster, shiitake, button mushrooms, management of mushroom crops and value addition. Hand-on training to all the participants was provided in the training programme. The trainees were taken to the ICAR, Manipur Centre beneficiary progressive mushroom growers units at Moirang Kampu (Binita Mushroom Farm) and Malom, Taobungkhok (Leima Mushroom), where they interacted with the progressive growers and learned their success stories. Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director of ICAR and Dr. I. Meghachandra Singh briefed about the Centre’s work and achievements in dissemination of mushroom production technologies among farmers of Manipur.
In the feedback, trainees expressed their satisfaction on the training module and assured to take up mushroom cultivation a big way.

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