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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 17 December 2017 - Imphal Times

Yaoshang thabal

By- Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Feeling awesome, when in I join;
Feeling great, when in I participate;
Feeling good, when in I never missed the moment;
One factual truth I carry, confident;
Never delayed and never lazy,
Season! I knew it and I remembered that,
The breeze, the essence all in the air;
How chaotic! The feelings and the happiness;
How confusing! The eagerness within;
How passionate and tumultuous! Every single soul,
Leaves fallen apart, hairs flowing unbroken;
Come anew spurting, dazzling and colorful;
Red, blue, green and white
Yellow! O yellow, the season of yellow;
Come again showering love and fondness.

Something’s rhythmic, something’s servicing;
All in all, all in one performing;
Girls! Oh beautiful maiden girls,
Digging and spading, cultivating poles;
Begging and beseeching money;
Requesting and asking charity;
Inviting and alluring and winning all;
Uniting and compromising and cherishing hearts;
All for a thabal and all for a compromise;
Sailing wildly through the ocean of love;
Amidst the wilderness friends for a friend,
‘Color me red, color me not blue;
Color me your passions and
Ease me my emotions, Oh! The unholy,

Laughter and cherishing filled this smoky air.

Feeling awesome, when in I join;
Feeling great, when in I participate;
Feeling good, when in I never missed the moment;
How energetic! The moon lit night
Too shadowy as I emerged thrilling kak-kak-kak;
How lyrical when you merged?
With that green velvety blouse of mine;
Thabal! Oh thabal, yaosang thagi thabal
How graceful! The love hands swings folding,
To and fro, wide and open, Soft and greasy;
Beating those melancholic tunes,
Oh! The drums, those drum sounds,
Echoing hard and again, far and near;
Kicking through the air blushing,

Carry me in and carry me out,
All through the musical lines;
Swinging and swaying, jumping in and out;
Flapping in and out, High and low,
Thumping up and down, so-madly and wildly;
Dancing through the light all I could,
Wasting not a minute dancing,
Holding in my hand so tightly compromising;
Holding me nearer whispering and embracing;
Leave ‘him’ not; leave ‘him’ not unattended;
 Oh 9’oclock! The clock struck nine,
Hurry! Hurriedly I bade ‘him’ last good step dancing;
Alas! ‘His’ holding I released,
Too hard it hurts inside just the way it is.

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RIMS doctor alleged of forcing back patient referred from GNRC Hospital

Imphal, Dec.17: Doctor at RIMS, Imphal allegedly forced back a patient referred from GNRC Hospital for radiotherapy on the ground that the radiotherapy machine at RIMS was not working.
A Brain Tumor patient identified as Thakhellambam Thambalngou Devi of Nongdam bazaar under Lamlai Police Station was referred to RIMS for radiotherapy as staying for the purpose will be costly for them. After getting appointment with doctors RIMS, the patient party were reportedly told to wait for 20 days as radiotherapy need to be done after 20 days of operation.

On completion of 20 days on December 20, when the patient report to the doctor at RIMS they were told to do the radiotherapy at Guwahati on the ground that the radiotherapy machine at RIMS was not working.
It may be mentioned that some few months back a PG student at RIMS had written to the Prime Minister of India terming the hospital as one of the most corrupt Institute in the country. In his letter to the PM, the PG student pin points the negligence of doctor and inability of required machines in the hospital.

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Combing at Haraothel

Imphal, Dec 17: State police today conducted cordon and search operation at L. Tangnuam (Haraothel) village in Kangpokpi district. The police team led by T. Lalboi Haokip, ASP Kangpokpi district, Thangkhochon Haokip, Dy. SP (Ops)/IW and Insp. JK Haokip, OC Sapermeina PS began the cordon and search operation from around 4 am today and concluded at around 6.30 am. Police source said that a total of 70 persons in the age between 14 to 60 years were verified. Of these two-third have identity proof and the remaining one-third without identity card were verified by the village chief.
The police team also found 6 non-local people in the village. 3 were living in the village as construction workers and 3 were from Senapati living there as JCB excavator drivers.

No person was picked up however the police team picked up 4 single barrel guns and handed over to concerned PS for verification.

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NEFIS condemns firing on tea-workers in Assam

Imphal, Dec 17:  North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) condemns the firing of bullets on tea-garden workers in Numaligarh area of Golaghat district in Assam.
Around  tea workers were injured after the tea owners identified as Samir and Sudhir Roy fired upon to a group of tea worker clearance of their wages on December 12. The statement of the NEFIS said that instead of condemning the act, the Assam Govt. posted CRPF personnel in anticipation of protests that the workers may organize.

The statement added that tea-workers work under highly oppressive conditions in Assam tea gardens. They have historically been exploited and out rightly coerced to work, in active collusion with the state.
“The owners, as in the present case exercise quasi-magisterial powers over the workers, with beatings and abuses being a prominent feature of working atmosphere at tea-estates. The state’s inaction in the past has engendered abusive work environment in tea-estates and its apathy continues to foster it”, the statement said.  The NEFIS while condemning the state government’s apathetic attitude towards the plight of tea-workers and demanded an immediate probe to look into their working conditions in Assam. It also demands that the victims’ families be provided adequate compensation.

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Name to be renewed

Imphal, Dec. 17: The Addl. Director of Employment, Directorate of Employment, Employment Exchange Complex, Lamphelpat informs to all job-seekers registered in the Employment Exchange to get their names renewed in their respective Employment Exchanges where they had been registered within 22nd December, 2017 failing which the names registered may be taken as cancelled from the Live-Register of the respective Employment Exchange.

Officers of the Employment Exchanges are also requested to allow renew till the date specified.

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Minister K Shyam donates Rs.50,000 to promote the cultural identity of the state on the occasion of Miss Manipur 2017

Imphal, Dec. 17: Miss Manipur 2017 grand finale presented by Halley Laithangbam and Sonya Phairembam was held yesterday at Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre, Palace Compound amidst much pomp and grandeur in which about 17 contestants from different walks of life competed for the coveted title.
CAF&PD and Revenue Minister Karam Shyam  & Chairman Tourism Corporation of Manipur Ltd. Dr. Sapam Ranjan graced the event as the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour respectively.
Delivering the welcome address, Chief Co-ordinator, Miss Manipur Organisation,
R.K. Somio stated that Miss Manipur 2017 is not just a on e day show but a culmination of pre-events of around 1 month in which the contestants have to undergo skill development and training camp grooming sessions to horn their important talents.
Dr. Sapam Ranjan said that the very purpose of organising Miss Manipur Contest is not just appreciating external physical beauty alone but to give a platform to the contestants to showcase their inner talents & mental attitudes.

Highlighting the importance of knowing the value of time, Minister Karam Shyam  said that citizens should be punctual in their activities if the State is to head towards progress and development. He pointed out they should try to abide by the timing of the set schedule as far as applicable while organising a function.
He addressed the audience saying that Miss Manipur Pageant is a way to expose the beautiful character, talents & morals of a women apart from appreciating the different structures  of human anatomy like eyes, nose etc. He said that the Arts & Culture Department of the State should play a big role in organising such State function and a collective effort from all sides including the Government is needed to promote the cultural identity of Manipur.
Convincing the gathering that the Government is ready to co-operate & shoulder responsibility in times of need for properly organising such function of traditional significance, he donated Rs. 50,000 to help compensate the shortage of funds met by the organisers.
Yumnam Leirikleima,Longjam Memchoubi,A.K.Memcha Leima & Ph Sakhi were felicitated with momentos, badges & shawls for their contribution in tacking the social issues of Manipur positively.
IGP,CID Branch & Director,Fire Service,R.K.Meme; Medico fashionista & founder of a clothing line, Dr.Thiyam Sonia;  design consultant, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Memyo Ningombi; well-known designer and brand director of Abhinav Mishra, Rina Ahanthem and Chairperson, Manipur State Commission for Women, Dr. K Sobita chaired as jury members in today’s Miss Manipur beauty pageant 2017.

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