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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 - Imphal Times

19th Foundation Day of UCM observed; People now fear to use the word ‘Freedom’- Somorendro

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Imphal July3,


People nowadays have feared to use the word ‘Freedom’ fearing that using such word will land them in jail.

This was said by Th. Somorendro, President, LIPUN in the 19th Foundation day celebration of UCM held today at the head office of UCM, Lamphel.

Speaking in the event he said that well educated people are the ones who fear more in using the term ’Freedom’ and added that people needs to be aware that such word will never lead to jail and is guaranteed by UN as well as Indian Constitution.

He further added that such fear in the Freedom of Expression will hamper in raising the voice for justice.

Somorendro said that almost 90 percent of the people who agitates and participate in the movement were female. Men seems to fear in participating such movement and agitation except in the case of ceasefire.

Reminding the days how UCM was formed President of IPSA Joychandra Konthoujam in his Presidium speech said that United Committee Manipur was formed as apex bodies of Civil society organisation to fight against those who tried to disintegrate Manipur which was done by the Bangkok ceasefire agreement between Government of India and NSCN IM. 

He said that the people of the land lived together in harmony for the last two thousand years and such integration was disturbed by various policies of India by its divide and rule policy which was learnt from the British colonial era.

Somorendro affirmed that UCM will not be a mute spectator if there is dual administration or any disintegration of Manipur. Not an inch of land of Manipur will be compromised, he assured.

He claimed that they will fight against all the policies of Indian government which tries divide and disintegrate.

Highlighting the need for proper demarcation of the District boundary Somorendro said that untoward incident will take place if the government fails to demarcate the controversial district boundary. He urged the government to look into the matters at the earliest as there is more tension between the two neighbouring district and between two ethnic groups.

President of UPF Warepam Second said that UCM has been taking vital role in building emotional integrity between the hills and the valley. 

He also said that even though everyone stands against the government and agitate against them such issues were all forgot during the times of election.

He highlighted the need to create awareness telling that Civil society organisation were non political entity.

Consultative committee member of UCM RK Ranendrajit question what kind of strategy should we do to fight in today’s era. He said that the idea of the past 20 years cannot be used and added that their is a paradigm shift and there is a need to change the way to fight in today’s war of ideas.

President of UCM Sunil Karam said that people of the land need to find the enemy and fight unitedly against such enemy leaving behind ethnic lines. He affirmed that they will not accept anything which is base of community and ethnic lines and will deny all the homeland demands irrespective of the community.

The function was attended by various leaders of civil society.

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Wangoi SDO warns against encroachment on Paddy fields wetland

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Imphal July 3,

In order to put check on destruction of paddy fields and wetlands for industrial and construction works, SDO, Wangoi Y. Nelson had issued a warning to immediately stop construction works in paddy fields and wetlands that are violating the Manipur Conservation of paddy lands and Wetlands Act,2014.According to the SDO, there have been reports of alleged violation of the said act from the four revenue circles in his jurisdiction .As such ,stringent warnings and notices were issued as per government instructions on taking action against the violation of the said act to all the alleged violators of the said act.

Nelson intimated that in mid – June, he had already issued notice to all the violators of the said act including construction at Shamurou Awang Leikai Loukol with the Warning to face eviction if the construction works are not halted immediately.

Earlier, Imphal Times had reported that SDO did not listen to the complaints of the local regarding a construction at Shamurou Loukol yesterday. However, as per the order issued by SDO, it is now confirmed that the SDO did listen to the people of the area.

On the other hand Y. Nelson, SDO Wangoi clarified that he was not absent on the day when Imphal Times reporter went to meet him. However he went to district head quarter for computerization of land record.

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Desk and Bench distributed to 60 schools

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Imphal, July 3,

Under the financial assistance of 3rd State Finance Commission (3rd SFC) District Council Administration, Chandel distributed desk and bench to the 60 schools which is under its administration at a function held at M/S Chaobi Saw Mill Complex, Wabagai Lamkhai.
 The function which is organised by District Council Administration, Chandel, Chairman Autonomous District Council (ADC), Chandel,  D.Ringo Lamkang as Chief Guest, Executive Member (Education), ADC, Chandel, Ts.Kanlun as President and Chief Executive Officer, ADC, Chandel, Ksh.Siddharath as Guest of Honour.
ADC, Chandel, Chairman, D.Ringo Lamkang said that due to insufficient fund in the District Council Administration proper desk and bench are not fully provided to all the schools. He added that the fund sanction that comes time to time for schools will utilise nicely. He further said that he will try to improve the funding from next time.
Executive Member (Education) ADC, Chandel, Ts.Kalun said that due to insufficient fund they cannot provide fully infrastructure to all the schools. He added that under the supervision of Chairman, D.Ringo Lamkang advice to the elected ADC member to select 2/2 school from their area and also promise to distribute 2/2 desk and bench.

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HC orders total ban of unauthorised stone quarry, sand mining, river pollution in all rivers

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Imphal July 3,

High court of Manipur ordered a total ban in respect of unauthorised stone quarry, sand mining, river pollution in all the rivers of the state.

This was ordered by Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Justice Kh Nobin of Manipur High Court in relation with the PIL filed by Preservation of Thoubal River yesterday.

The order further stated that no one can carry out any activities towards stone quarry, sand mining, river pollution, except in case where a license or lease is granted in accordance with law.

Further Advocate A.Mohendro and Advocate Harichhaya were appointed as amicus curaie to assist the court.

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The greed

The one basic thing that could make much of almost everything much easier, simpler and smoother, yet seemingly impossible to accomplish is the act of coming clean. It would indeed take a much greater strength of character to own up to our mistakes and shortcomings, and still greater willpower to refrain from deliberately committing acts we consciously know is wrong and false.
The few fortunate ones who have the grit and will to transcend these urges are acknowledged and respected, even revered. On the other hand, a new breed of “Go-Getters” who would not stop at anything to achieve their goal is on the rise- the pressures of present day society helping in developing and pruning such mindset to perfection. They are the restless, hyperactive and aggressive ones who do not cater to emotions and aesthetics. Modern parents and guardians are increasingly urging their wards to adopt the letter approach towards life in order to carve out a place in the society that invariably results in a level of respect- respect that again is dependent on the earning capacity, the social circle adopted and living status maintained.
Increasing compulsions for security in terms of food, shelter and a step towards a more secure future could be the factors that prompted the collective thinking towards adopting such an attitude towards life.
But then, does that justify the adage “All is fair and love and war”? Is our life becoming a daily struggle, a battle- if not a war, we are destined to wage every single living day of our lives? Where does that leave us with any room or opportunity for improvement- not the financial kind, but a more rounded and holistic one as a person? The present developments in the society – particularly that of mindless atrocities and lack of considerations that is becoming rampant would be, to a large part, a spill-off of this new approach towards life.
Greed takes precedence over everything else, making our lives worse off than when we started. What then could be the panacea for these aberrations that has come to plague our lives of late? The answer lies within us- common knowledge which just needs to be acknowledged, and more importantly to act on. Putting up a façade of make-believe and a show of benevolence and righteousness will not absolve anyone of the crimes and wrongs. This is of utmost importance for everyone, and more so for those who are donning the role of public representatives. Concepts like beauty, peace and harmony can only be experienced if we can rise above our petty urges and look at life- that of ourselves and the ones around us in a different and totally new perspective- one that does not have anything to do with wealth, power or fame.
But how does one explain these “abstract” concepts, even after knowing them to be true, to someone struggling to earn a square meal on a daily basis? Aren’t there adequate schemes and programs to alleviate these basic sufferings being borne by a majority of the people in the State? How do these people who are consistently trying to find any menial job just to earn enough to eat come to know of these schemes if they are not informed, and more importantly, assist them in getting their fair share? Who would not want a little extra, even inspite of having more than everything they could possibly ever need in life? The best persons to validate this observation will be in the performance of those in whose hands are the reign of power and affairs of the State.
“The earth has enough to satisfy man’s needs but not man’s greed”: Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi.

Proper hydration is the key to prevent stone

Dr. S.S. Sibia, Director and Consultant, Sibia Medical Centre, Ludhiana

From a Correspondent
New Delhi July 3,

Urinary stone (calculus) are one of the most painful medical conditions. Calculus is solid crystallized mass present mainly in the kidneys but may also be in the ureters, bladder or urethra.   “Prevention is always better than cure and proper hydration is the key to prevent stone formation. We recommend drinking up to 12 glasses of water daily. Mayo Clinic advocates passing 2.5 liters of urine a day to flush the kidneys. Water can be substituted with ginger ale, lemon-lime soda and fruit juice. Eating oxalate-rich foods in moderation and reducing intake of salt and animal proteins can also lower the risk of kidney stones.” said Dr. S.S. Sibia, Director and Consultant, Sibia Medical Centre, Ludhiana
 Diet advise depends on the type of stone. Patients with calcium oxalate stones are advised to eating fewer oxalate-rich foods such as potato chips, peanuts, chocolate, beets, and spinach. Uric Acid stones develop when urine is too acidic and for this it is best to avoid fish, shellfish, and meats.
 Your doctor may prescribe medications to help prevent the formation of calcium and uric acid stones and for pain relief or infection.
 According to Dr. S.S. Sibia Urinary stones form more in men especially in those who are chronically dehydrated due to less water intake so as to produce less than one liter urine per day. Kidney stone disease may run in the family. Over weight, high-protein diet, hyper-parathyroid condition and certain medications like diuretics, anti-epilepsy and antacids containing calcium can enhance urinary stone formation.
 Kidney stones are frequently silent and cause no pain. Pin starts when they move down the urinary track. Kidney stones pain can be very severe. It comes in waves on one side of the back or abdomen and can radiate to the groin. Kidney stones can also cause reddish urine due to blood in the urine, vomiting, chills and fever. When stone passes from the kidney into the ureters it can block the passage and obstruct the flow of urine leading to kidney infection and kidney damage.
 Kidney stones can be diagnosed by its typical pain and a physical exam. Tests include blood tests for urea, creatinine, electrolytes, calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, urinalysis, ultrasound, x-ray and intravenous pyelogram (IVP). MRI and CT scan may be required in few patients. When stones pass out they can be analysed to determine what type of stones they are.
 Treatment depends on the site and site of the stone and the status of the kidneys. Small stones less than 4 mm can often be made to pass out by drinking six to eight glasses or more of water a day to increase urine flow.
 Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy removes stones with rays without surgery. The sound waves break up large stones so they can more easily pass down the ureters into the bladder and out of the body with urine. It requires no surgery, cuts or hospital stay and usually with little uncomfortable rarely requiring anesthesia. It is the treatment of choice in most patients having 10 to 16 mm stones.
 Some patients may require surgery – either Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy stone removal through a small hole made in the back or open surgery with a large cut. Doctor may remove a stone stuck in the ureter or is in the bladder with an instrument called ureteroscope.

Assam Rifle conducts security Meet and saves Snake Bite Victim

IGAR (South)

Imphal July 3,

Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted a security meet at Keithelmanbi Garrison. The security forum was attended by the ward councilors, pradhans and youth club members along with locals of the area.

During the meet various aspects concerning security in the area were discussed and the locals were sensitized on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. An interaction was carried out on necessary measures to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area.  In addition to the security issues, future action plan in respect of civic action projects like medical camps, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth were also discussed during the meet.

The locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for conduct of such security meetings and ensuring peace in the area and assured their commitment and assistance in maintaining the same. The security meet concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.

Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) provided timely medical treatment to two snake bite victims.

In two separate incidents, a 22 year girl of Kumbi Terakhong village and a 27 yrs old woman of Kanchikhul village were bitten by poisonous snakes. Both the snake bite victims were evacuated to the Unit Hospital located at Tulihal where they were readily attended by the medical team under Regimental Medical Officer and was administered necessary life saving treatment.

The locals expressed profound gratitude and appreciation for the noble gesture and prompt response of Assam Rifles at a crucial time to save the precious lives.


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