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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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3 shops and a house gutted

IT News
Imphal, April 6

At a time when when the whole country is struggling to fight the invasion of COVID -19, at a time when the state of Manipur is in complete lockdown, at a time when people are worried of getting day today needs, three shops attached to a house were gutted in accidental fire at Khurai Sajor Leikai in Imphal East at around 9 am today.
Fire fighter of the Manipur Fire service which rushed the spot along with local volunteers extinguished the fire but after burning almost all the valuable items in the shops as well as in the house. Total lost in the fire is yet to be estimated however first hand report said that property worth around 7/8 lakhs may have been destroyed in the arson . The root of the fire is also not known as of now.
The house belongs to one Ningobam Medhapati Devi w/o late Ningombam Biro Singh and the three (3) shops were rented and run by Ningombam Medhapati , Takhelmayum Ongbi Uma Devi w/o Babalu and Yambam ongbi Mangal ,W/O Y Jashobanta Singh. All three shopkeepers are from Khurai Sagor Leikai .

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BJP observes 40th Foundation Day , but without mass gathering

IT News
Imphal, April 6

BJP Manipur Pradesh today observed the 40th Foundation Day od the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at its office premises which is under construction at Nityapat Chuthek here in Imphal. Unlike other years only few member of the party attended the ceremony as the nation is restricting any form of mass gathering in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of the BJP Manipur Pradesh and its karyakartas had a simple but meaningful flag hoisting ceremony and paid floral tributes to Dr.Syama Prasad Mukherjee and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya at the old party head office, Nityaipak Chuthek. In these unfortunate and testing circumstances, it was unanimously decided by the party to refrain from organising any form of extravagant ceremony/ mass gathering or function for the occasion. Also, each and every karyakarta of BJP Manipur Pradesh hoisted the party flag in their houses.
State Vice President of BJP Manipur Pradesh, M.Asnikumar Singh while speaking on the occasion said that in these 40 years, BJP has had an eventful journey full of highs and lows but always stuck true to its fundamentals of creating a united, prosperous and strong India, enlightened in outlook. Today, we are the largest party in the world in terms of primary membership.
“This itself is a testament to the faith people have in the originality of this great party’s beliefs and ideology”, he said.

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ZP member Niken Seram distributes relief material to around 11,000 household

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Imphal, April 6

As part of the continued provision of relief services to the people during the Covid-19 Lockdown period, Imphal East Zilla Parishad Member Seram Neken today distributed edible items to the people of Bashikhong Gram Panchayat through the local clubs. The local clubs complied the Social Distancing norms during the distribution of relief materials. Edible items like salt, dal and potato were distributed to the people as a part of the relief service.
Volunteers of local clubs namely Mangaal Club, Bashikhong Mamang Leikai; Meira Association, Bashikhong; Bashikhong Panthoibi Youth Club; Naharol Yaipha Thourang Club, Okram Chuthek; and Community Recreation Centre cum Library, Ningomthong were actively involved in the distribution service.
So far, around 11,000 households under the jurisdiction of Uchekon Nongchup Gram Panchayat, Uchekon Nongpok Gram Panchayat, Khongman Gram Panchayat, Torban Kshetri Leikai Gram Panchayat and Bashikhong Gram Panchayat have been covered.
Seram Neken, while speaking during the distribution of materials, thanked the local clubs and ward members for their active involvement in distribution of edible items to the lockdown affected people. As a representative of the rural people, he appealed to the well-to-do members of the society to help the poor in their localities during the prevailing crisis.
He also appealed to the people to stay at home and observe social distancing norms prescribed by World Health Organisation, Government of India and Government of Manipur, so as to protect ourselves from the Corona Virus infection. He said that people everywhere are now encountering two types of challenges - to protect ourselves from the spread of COVID-19 or Corona Virus and also so avail the basic day to day needs of the family during the long Lockdown period.

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Former Dy. Chief Minister L Chandramani passes away; CM among others condoles

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Imphal, April 5

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Dr Leishangthem Chandramani  passed away at around midnight yesterday at Raj Medicity Hospital here in Imphal. He was 85.
Raj Medicity hospital 11.50pm.
Born on May 15, 1934, Dr. Chandramani joiened politics in 1972 and become the speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly after being elected from Patsoi Assembly Constituency. He later became Deputy Speaker two times.
Late Dr Leishangthem Chandramani was also a one time General Secretary of Pan Manipuri Youth League  (PANMYL)before he joined politics. He had also served as the President of Manipur Peoples’ Party (MPP). 
He was an important office bearer of Congress party and instrumental in forming Manipur State Congress Party under the leadership of former Chief Minister Wahengbam Nipamacha.
A resident of Patsoi Part (IV) Imphal West, he also authored three books.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh condoles the demise of the former Deputy Chief Minister.
“Manipur has lost a great leader who was known for his oratory skills and in-depth knowledge of history. His demise has left a huge void in the political circle of the state”, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh wrote in his condolence message.
Late Dr. Chandramani wrote many books including ‘History of Manipur’, ‘Boundaries of Manipur’ in English and ‘Athoubashinggi Ningshing Numit’ in Manipuri language.
Former MP Dr. Thokchom Meinya also condoles the demise of Dr. Chandramani
“My family and I have conveyed our humble sincere heartfelt condolences at the sad and sudden demise of the veteran politician and former Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Dr L Chandramani singh”, Dr. Meinya wrote in a condolence message
He said, “Dr L Chandramani Singh has been like my elder brother and I do fondly address him as “Tachou chandramani “. He was one of the few role models for all of us in our locality.
His death is an irreparable loss to the state. He has handful of eventful moments in his public service. May his departed soul rests in eternal peace in heaven, Dr, Meinya wrote.

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