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William Gurumayum

William 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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Assam Rifles seize drugs worth 57 lakhs in Pallel

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Imphal Dec. 10

Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR (South), in a joint operation with Kakching Police, seized drugs worth Rs 57 Lakhs in Pallel, Kakching District on December 07.  
Based on the specific information, troops of Assam Rifles and Kakching Police established a Mobile Vehicle Checkpost along NH-102 road from Pallel to Kakching and intercepted an Auto Rickshaw in which a woman passenger was travelling with a hand bag.
During the checking 11 soap cases containing 142.67 Grams of Heroin worth Rupees 57 Lakhs were recovered. The woman passenger has been identified as RD Roseny Anal of Mahamani village, Chandel District. She was also part of ongoing Nasha Bandi campaign in Chandel and was covertly undertaking such illicit activities of drug smuggling in Chandel.    
The apprehended individual along with the seized drugs have been handed over to Kakching Police Station for further investigation.

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CM inspects solid waste treatment plant at Lamdeng Khunou

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Imphal, Dec. 9

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inspected the Solid Waste Treatment Plant located at Lamdeng Khunou in Imphal West district and a site located nearby where a new bio-medical treatment plant would be set up soon.

Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that the existing plant has no treatment facility for bio-medical wastes. Moreover, its daily consumption capacity is only 100 tonnes though Imphal city produces around 130 tonnes of garbage every day, the Chief Minister informed. As such, there is urgent need for a new plant which also has the treatment facility of bio-medical wastes, N. Biren Singh said.

The Chief Minister also urged the public to keep garbage in proper places so that it can be collected by concerned NGOs and Imphal Municipal Corporation instead of dumping it into rivers and inappropriate places.

Regarding apprehension on Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, the Chief Minister informed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had informed him over the phone that the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system would be enforced in the whole State in order to exempt Manipur from the purview of CAB. Stating that implementation of ILP in the State has been a dream and a long standing demand of the people of the State, the Chief Minister observed that people should thank the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for their concerns for the State.

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Minister Nemcha Kipgen disburse funds of MOAP received though GTV

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Imphal, Dec.8,

Social Welfare Minister. Nemcha Kipgen today disbursed funds of 20, 833 beneficiaries for Manipur Old Age Pension (MOAP) scheme which was received through Go to Village (GTV)Mission at the office chamber of the Minister at New Secretariat, Imphal. As a part of the GTV Mission, Social Welfare Department, Manipur issued forms for beneficiary oriented schemes to eligible and deserving beneficiaries residing at every part of the State by the concerned Nodal Officers of the Department. 

Addressing the media, Minister. Nemcha expressed that such landmark feat of the Social Welfare Department, Manipur to reach the deserving beneficiaries to every nook and corner of the state was possible through ‘Go to Village’ program. She also stated that it is through Go to Village program many people were aware of the various welfare schemes, project and programmes of the government at the convenient of their doorstep.

Social Welfare Minister also informed that funds for most of the governmental schemes of the department are now given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) with an aim to avoid any misappropriation of funds by any third party.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister, Manipur N. Biren Singh launched “Go to Village” programme on 1st May 2018 in 60 villages of all the 60 Assembly constituencies in the State.

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Director General AR visits Moreh battalion

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Imphal Dec. 8

Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM**, DG AR visited the Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) where he was briefed about the various initiative undertaken by Assam Rifles in far flung areas to improve the lifestyle of common men. The General Officer was shown Nation Skill Development Centre and various other initiative being run by the Assam Rifles which is facilitating youth in horning a skill to either start own business or be observed in any professional field by acquiring specific technical skill. The Director General, was also briefed about the prevailing security situation and various complexities of operating with mandated Dual task of Border Guarding and Counter Insurgencies. The General Officer appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles in carrying out of all the complex tasks without disturbing the harmony of the region.       

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