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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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One day orientation workshop on ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush‘

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Imphal Jan 25

One day orientation workshop on ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush was organized ny ROB, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Imphal was held at the office auditorium in Imphal.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief guest Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Manipur,

Jayantakumar Singh lauded the efforts of the media outreach programs initiated by the government. He encourage the media to highlight the health sector more for getting full benefit out of the various Government schemes as this will bring a better society.

Additional Director General, PIB, Imphal D J Narain highlighted on the various schemes and programs under Mission Indradhanush. He further said that 300 programs and workshops on Mission Indradhanush  will be done in various districts of Manipur.

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Kangleipakki Meira celebrates 38 foundation day

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Imphal, Jan 24

Evening daily Kangleipakki Meira, published here in Imphal today celebrates its 38th Foundation day at Pillow Library ground Mongsangei Mayai Leikai Imphal.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Health Minister L Jayantakumar, Director IPR H Balkrishna , senior journalist Tombiraj and Chief Editor of Kangleipakki Meira graced the occasion as dignitaries.

Celebrating the 38 Foundation Day legendary singers Arambam Jamuna and Sh. Nabachandra (Naba Volcano) were conferred life time achievement awards. Journalists, news paper distributors were also honoured. On the occasion three times World record holder Yambem Tobin, Oinam Niranjan of The Peoples Chronicle, Asangbam Banyta Devi ISTV and Khumanthem Jayenta of TOM TV were honoured with best journalist awards .

Irungbam Prabinkumar , Information Assistant DIPR has been selected as best IPR person.

Hawkers including one Gyaneshwar were also honoured on the occasion.

Wangkhemcha Shamjai , in his key note speech said that Kangleipakki Meira began as a weekly paper in 1979. Publication crossed even 20 thousand even after it has been converted into daily paper.. But after the coming of web machine can’t compete with the new trend due to financial constraints.

He recount the hardship he faced during early days and also share his experience with Chief Minister N . Biren Singh when he started his newspaper Naharolgi Thoudang.

Shyamjai also appreciated the changing governance after Biren become Chief Minister.

He also drew the attention of the Chief Minister regarding the problem of the VDF. Urged for increase of the salary.

Speaking on the occasion P. Sonamani retd SP Nagaland Police said that CM Biren is one leader who bridge the gap between Manipur and Nagaland. He said that it was under his leadership that improves the law and order situation of Manipur.

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PIL filed in Allahabad High Court seeking judicial probe into Police violence in Uttar Pradesh

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Imphal, Jan 20

Popular Front of India has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Allahabad High Court seeking court monitored judicial probe by are tired Supreme Court or High Court judge on the police violence in connection with the Anti–CAA protest in the state. The petition was filed by Md. Shahzad, UP State Adhoc committee member on the behalf of organisation.
Unlike other states where the protests against CAA – NRC –NPR were largely peaceful, the UP police has resorted to all sorts of atrocities such as Illegal arrests, custodial tortures, unauthorised riots, even targeting women and children. Many innocent lives were lost in police firing in different parts of the states. Even after getting exposed through video footages and reports of fact finding missions, Yogi Government continues to harass activists by falsely implicating them in new cases and by spreading false stories through a section of media.
The petition came for hearing today in the court. The court posted the case for tomorrow along with other petitions before it on the same issue.

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City scribes condole death of Journalist Naresh Mitra

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Guwahati, Jan 10

City based Journalist fraternity on Thursday appealed to the Assam government for launching a scheme to support the bereaved families of working journalists of the state who died on duty.
Appreciating the government for initiating the pension scheme for journalists, the fraternity also urged to consider extending such benefits to the spouse of journalists who dies before attaining the age of 60.
Attending a memorial meeting of journalist Naresh Mitra at Guwahati Press Club, various speakers deliberated on the need for immediate financial support to his family. The media fraternity has also appealed to all for individual contribution for the benefit of the deceased journalist’s family.
State Information Commissioner of Manipur Information Commission, Oinam Sunil (a former Bureau Chief of The Times of India and a colleague of Naresh Mitra) has already donated Rs. 2.5 lakh to the
family of Mitra. The amount in the form of a bank fixed deposit was officially handed over to Mitra’s wife Biva Sarkar (Mitra) in the meeting today.Amit Kumar Jain, a renowned industrialist also donated an amount of Rs. 50,000 to the family of the bereaved journalists.
Advocate Arshad Choudhury, an advocate of the Gauhati High Court, also donated Rs. 10,000 to the family of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the media fraternity of Guwahati, who are interested in donating any amount to the family of Naresh are requested to deposit the amount either to the bank account number of Biva Sarkar (Mitra) wife of Naresh (Account Holder Name Biva Sarkar, A/C No 3194937302, IFSC Code: CBIN0283229, Central Bank of India, Bhangagarh Branch, Guwahati) or to the Guwahati Press Club (Santosh Mahato, Cont:7002700486) within next seven days.Various other organizations are also welcomed to contribute towards the bereaved family.

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