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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 11 October 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

Keirao locals condemns harassment by suspected SF men

Local Clubs and Meira Paibi bodies of Keirao including Irilbung Library Union, Nongpok Ningthou Panthoibi Development Committee, Keirao Bitra and Nupishingi Shemgat Shagatpa Lup Keirao today condemned the arrest of an innocent local youth and hunting for a civilian youth identified as “Ajit” by a gang of armed men suspected to be security forces. President of Nupishingi Shemgat Shagatpa Lup Keirao, N Lata Devi said that a gang of armed men suspected to be security force personnels who were coming in civil dress in a Maruti Gypsy sans number plate (white colour), on October 7, abducted a local youth identified as Takhellambam Kokngangbi, 28 years S/o T Joy of Keirao Awang Leikai from Irilbung Bazar suspecting him to be one “Ajit” whom they were hunting for. After verification, the boy was released on the same day. She said that Mr Ajit whom the suspected armed men were hunting for abduction is an innocent mason, bread earner of the family. He has no nexus with any underground outfits. The effort to arrest Mr Ajit might be the handiwork of those wicked people having personal enmity with Ajit. The incident has caused both mental and physical harassment to the innocent youth and his family. Clubs and Meira Paibi organizations of Keirao appealed to those concerned not to recur such incident in future. If they have any suspicion about the boy, local Meira Paibi and clubs are ready to extend help. However, those armed suspected security men should not manage to arrest the boy, she warned. Regarding the repeated harassment meted out to the Keirao locals by the armed men, a public meeting of the local clubs and Meira Paibi organizations held on October 8 at the office of the Irilbung Library Union Keirao Bitra minutely discussed the matter and unanimously resolved to condemn the harassment perpetrated by the suspected SF men. Expressing suspicion that the effort to arrest Mr Ajit was carried out by the armed SF men on false information, she appealed to the government and concerned top ranking Security officers to investigate into the matter and take up befitting action against those armed men coming in a vehicle without number plate. Stating that every vehicle used by the security forces must have a logo or number mandatorily identifiable to the general public, she said that the armed men coming in a Gypsy without number plate is against the existing rules. If the government authorizes such free movement of the security forces in vehicle without number plate or logo, killing of innocent civilians in fake encounters and forced disappearances will continue, she added.

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Woman killed in road accident; 6 other injured

A woman was killed and another 6 persons were injured in a road accident that occurred today at Pheidinga area at NH-2 under Sekmai Police Station at around 10.30 am. The accident happened when a passenger bound bus bearing registration number AS 23D 6419 heading towards Senapati from Imphal collided a loaded truck coming towards Imphal from the opposite direction. The deceased has been identified as D.Pinky (46) wife of late Beseimao of Pangdong village. Those injured have been identified as Nameirakpam Bilasini (60, khwairakpam tombi (55), Simon Mao (50), G.Nelson (21), Heirina(34), and Akhuluom(24). All are passengers of the bus. Eyewitness said that the accident happened when the truck lost its control over the steering while making a turn at the turning at Pheidinga area. The woman D.Pinky died on the spot. Other injured were immediately rushed to the RIMS hospital.

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Ferret Badger handed over to Zoo Authority

An endangered animal, Ferret Badger locally known as Nungok Macha was rescued and handed over to the authority of Manipur Zoological garden, Iroishemba. The species was rescued by one Thokchom Rishikanta a resident of Khuningtek under Khundrakpam area, Imphal East on last October 7 which he found from the hill of Khuningtek.

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Manipur Postal Division observes ‘Mail Day’

On the third day of National Postal Week, Manipur Postal Division today celebrates “Mail Day” at its office premises.  As part of the observance, more than 15 articles were booked under speed post for different destinations while 20 speed post parcels dispatched from Imphal HPO.
In a press statement, superintendent of post offices also Director of Manipur Postal Division Vinod Kumar said, though today was an off day, a special arrangement was made in Imphal HPO with a speed post booking counter for the facilitation of the customers. The released further said, many a times people face difficulties since post office being closed on Sundays, but today, though it was raining heavily, many customers came and book for articles.
In connection with this week long celebration Vinod Kumar organized a tree plantation drive in Imphal HPO compound and planted a number of trees. Speaking on the occasion Kumar explained that we are eating fruits of the trees planted by our forefathers so now it’s our responsibility to sow and take care of trees so that they bear fruits and new generation will enjoy those fruits, the statement reads. It may be mentioned that the division celebrates its second day with the theme “Saving Bank Day”. With to spread awareness about the importance of various useful saving schemes and insurance available at Post Offices in Manipur among newly recruited police personals, a special programme was organised at Manipur Police Training College, Pangei.
More than 400 newly recruited police personals and sub-inspector trainees from the college attended in the program.

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CC Tea Website Launched: high demands from Lithuanian claimed

The official website www.cctea.in of CC Tea product was launched today.
The website www.cctea.in is an e-commerce platform where anyone can buy the product “CCTea” online at anywhere in the world. The product can be ordered online both for prepaid and cash on delivery however there are some problem in the northeast state of India especially Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland and most of the costumers use to cancel their orders. During the press conference held at the SuiGeneris House, Kwakeithel Lamdong Leikai, Gediminas Citukas, the Head of Lithuanian Business Mission to India said that the main aim of the mission is to combine two different business structures between India and European, which would be united by a common idea through the marketing of Indian goods in Europe and globally.
So far they have order more than 1000 products of CC Tea from Manipur at Lithuanian, he added

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Leaders’ meet held

National Service Scheme  (NSS) unit -2 of Waikhom Mani Girls’ college and omen for Better Society  (WBS) Thoubal today organized a leaders’ meet for women leaders of various civil society organization in Thoubal district at Waikhom Mani Girls’ College. The leaders’ meet organized under theme Human Rights and Peace Building was sponsored by United NGO Mission (UNM) Manipur
The leaders’ meet was attended by Dr. Ch Ibohal, Singh, Co-ordinator NSS Manipur University was the Chief Guest while Dr. Ch, Ibohal Sngh, Principal of Waikhom Mani College presided over it. A.Manjuri Devi, Chairperson of Thoubal Municipal Council also attended as guest of honour. Chairman of the organizing committee Sanatombi Devi in her key note speech said that the meet is being organized to make aware about human rights and the various other legislations that protects the interest of the women.

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NIT team visits historical places

An initiative of Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), National Integration Tour to Delhi and Agra was flagged off on October 4 from Manipur. The tour organized by 2 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), with an aim to provide exposure of cultural heritage, traditions and infrastructural development of the country to the children of Manipur who reached New Delhi on October 8. The tour kicked off on the same day with the visit of 24 students of Manipur to Red Fort where they were briefed about the glorious history of Mughal dynasty by the staff of the fort. Thereafter utilizing the world-class HOHO bus service, students were taken to Akshardham Temple, where they witnessed the exquisite light and sound show. On 09 Oct, the students received a rare honor to visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan.  The excitement and inquisitiveness were quite evident in the eyes of students, while witnessing the residence of Head of the State and also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
Continuing with their journey, the students visited India Gate, Lotus Temple and ISKCON Temple on their second day of stay in New Delhi. So far the students participating in the NIT have found the tour inspiring, motivational and highly educative. In the forthcoming days, the students will be visiting Agra and many other places in Delhi of historical interest.

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AR organises weapon display

12 Bihar Regiment of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a weapon display as part of the ‘Know Your Army’ initiative followed by a talk on the work and efforts of Army in the ‘Service of Nation’ for School children of Chabung Government High School, Mayang Imphal on Oct 10.
A statement of the PRO, IGAR (South) said that the weapon display was organised with the aim of increasing awareness about in the Army and to motivate the students to opt for a career in the Army while bringing the students closer to the Armed Forces. Around 100 students of Chabung Government High School, Mayang Imphal witnessed the display gaining an insight into the working of the Armed Forces. The Officers of 12th Battalion the Bihar Regiment initially interacted with the students and then familiarised them with the weapons and their role.
After the weapon display a small talk was conducted on importance of peace and harmony and small contribution made by Army to bring youth closer to the mainstream. The drive was appreciated by the Principal and staff of the Chabung Government High School and prominent personalities of the area, the statement added.

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RIMS hospital eying for new development in public health care

By: Reena Nongmaithem
In a step forward for welfare of patients, RIMS has started providing emergency medicines, gloves, syringes at free of cost. Machines with up-to date technology has been installed in various Departments as well as the institute has established a provision for free investigation for in-patients.
In an interview with Prof. S.Rita, Director in-charge of RIMS hospital told Imphal Times that keeping in view of patients inconvenience to wait for prescription at the time of emergency, the hospital has started providing emergency medicines, gloves, syringes at free of cost.
While asking about the new provisions and equipment facilities in the hospital, Prof Rita informed that the hospital in the institute has initiated a provision to provide with no investigation charge/free during treatment for in-patients. Even for high cost test, there is also a provision to charge at the minimal cost.
Regarding equipment facilities, she said equipments such as Cath lap and Cardiac Defibrillator have been newly installed in cardiology department. Earlier heart patients had to refer to others outside the hospital, but now with the help of Cath lap, hospital is giving free treatment to patients except some charge for their catering services and some others, she furthered. Urology Department has installed Surgical Tissue management system while EMG machine at  Physical Medicine Rehabilitation (PMR) centre. Digital Panoramic with Cafalometric and Dental Extra Unit been acquired in Neurosurgery Department. Again Neurosurgery department too is trying to procure new instruments.
MRI machine which has not been functioning is under repairing.
While referring to question of Pregnancy women referring out of the hospital for tests which are compulsory during pregnancy period like blood test, urine test, ultrasound so on, Director said there is always strict instruction to conduct such test inside the hospital as the hospital has all the equipments and test machines. However, she said, she does not have any idea if concern doctors are referring patients outside or not since no patient or patient party has come up with this complain so far.
Regarding occurrence of frequent conflict between patient/patient party and doctors/ hospital authorities, Prof Rita stressed the matter as a very crucial one and said, Doctors on duty should understand the situation and emergency of the patient.  And she expressed her willingness that staffs should be dutiful at least during duty hours on one hand. While, on the other, patient party too must try to understand the problem being faced by the doctor.
Moreover, as maintaining neat, clean and sanitation will control infection, the Hospital authority is giving much emphasis on cleanliness since the beginning of this year. Ultimately cleanliness will upgrade confidence among patience, she added.

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