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Short Term Courses on ‘Basics of News Reporting’ at Jiribam Concluded

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Jiribam, March 1

Two weeks short term courses on “Basics of News Reporting” at Jiribam, organised by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Manipur concluded yesterday.

The closing cum Certificate distribution function was attended by M. Mubi Singh, Superintendent of Police, Jiribam District and H. Balkrisna Singh, Director (IPR) as Chief Guest and President respectively. Ng. Biswajit Singh, President, All Jiribam Working Journalists Union ( AJWJU), Jiribam, H. Sushila Devi, President Apunba Jiribam Meira Paibi (AJMP) , Jiribam District and Th. Sharat Singh, Advisor, Jiri News Network graced the occasion as Guests of Honour.

Speaking on the occasion, M. Mubi Sing, SP Jiribam lauded the efforts of DIPR, Manipur for organising basic course of Journalism for the educated youths of Jiribam District. He urged the DIPR, Manipur to open a District Information Office at Jiribam District Headquarter for proper dissemination of news considering sensitive location of Jiribam District and conglomeration of different communities which is often described as a ‘Mini India’.

Balkrisna Singh, Director (IPR) informed the denizens of Jiribam about the proposal for opening of a new District Information Office at Jiribam which his directorate has put up to the State Government. He also appreciated the interests shown by the youths of the district in learning the course and wished them to be responsible journalists in future.

Ng. Bishwajit Singh and other dignitaries expressed their long cherished dream of having a District Information Office at Jiribam and submitted a Memorandum addressed to the Minister (IPR) for opening a new DIO’s office at the earliest through the Director

About 40 candidates participated the short term course on Journalism which was started from 17th February, 2020.

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Coronavirus - 4 under observation, 105 discharged from hospitals in Maharashtra; SENSEX at BSE tumbles down

IT News
Mumbai March 1

 As many as 105 persons, quarantined for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, have been discharged from hospitals in Maharashtra, while four persons are under observation, the state government said on Saturday.
Two persons are quarantined at a hospital in Mumbai, while one person each has been admitted to isolation wards of hospitals in Pune and Nashik. The state has not recorded any case of coronavirus infection so far Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.
Till now a total of 59,654 passengers were screened at Mumbai’s  Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for possible exposure to the coronavirus (Covid 19) since 18 January 2020.  Passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Iran and Italy are being screened, he said.
In the meanwhile the impact of the coronavirus continued to grip investors and key indices logged edged lower on all five trading days of the week. On Friday, at Bombay Stock Exchange’s sensitivity index (SENSEX) continued its downward slide and crashed by over 1,400 points.
After crashing 1000 points at open, SENSEX extended losses to close 1448 points lower at 38,235, recording its biggest one-day decline since 24 August 2015. Fears that coronavirus may cripple the global economy triggered a massive sell-off. Nifty suffered its worst weekly fall since 2009.
 Due to the crash investors lost nearly Rs. 6 lakh crore, stock market experts said and added that in the last 6 sessions, the investors lost nearly Rs 10 lakh crore.
Similarly at the National Stock Exchange, Nifty closed down at 11,201 points registered the worst weekly loss since 2009. The downslide was primarily attributed to the spread of coronavirus across the globe. Sell-off was seen across sectors. Here are some of the major single-day crashes in the past that you should know about.
The shares of Banks, automobile companies, oil and gas, pharma, metal, FMGC and power suffered the most. The shares of Tata Steel, Tata Mahindra, Bajaj Finance, Infosys, Mahindra and Mahindra and ONGC fail by 5.31 per cent.

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A fish in the jar

By-
Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

She swims slightly and she floats feathering;
She flaunts her color red, yellow and electric blue;
Her wings spread out scattering, gold brown
Red and blue; green and yellow; orange and black;
He Swim and she swims as knew no boundary;
Her hairs so tangle slimy floating afloat widely;
Help her and help her out and in up and down;
Shinning through the watery body;
Passing it again and out; Oh! The golden creature;
Oh! you the survivor; the challenger of your world;
Nature! Your best option, you the eye catcher;
The holder of beholder; the purple of each eye;
Flapping and fluttering; waving and wagging;
Shaking and swimming; vibrating and twitching;
Out and in; to and fro; catching and Deeping;
Up and down; waving and swimming;
You hold and you bewitched and you seduces;
Like a shadow you float and you deep few steps;
Into that glass jar of your life, tangling harder for a reason, life.

Make me happy; make me smiles all that I see you;
Into your watery bowl; that shinny single pot;
Cleaner the better you makes me see you;
Like a mermaid you dazzle and shine and flips;
Enthralling and charming; the fascinating and absorbing;
You moves a circuiting; your presence so warmly;
Your attitude a mystery; your voice so tinny;
Oh! the memory of living; you’re such a change;
Ocean! Your dream, glass lines your world;
Pumping in and out; your gills so alluring attracting;
Dirty and decaying; you stay afloat and swimming;
Tiny and slimy you goes; fresher your world
You stay happier ever the way you be;
World! Your world so tiny and round, limited;
Like a shadow you float and you deep few steps;
Into that glass jar of your life, tangling harder for a reason, life.

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The three days long strike by public sector banks deferred


The three-day-long strike from 11 March to 13 March by over 10 lakh employees across the county was deferred following “satisfactory” talks between representatives of nine bank employee unions and Indian Bank Association (IBA) Chief Rajkiran Rai on Saturday.
In talks with IBA, apart from a 15 per cent increase (from earlier 12.5 per cent), in payslip cost, progress was made on some of our other demands as well, United Forum Bank Unions (UFBU) said.
“In Saturday’s talks with IBA, apart from a 15 per cent increase in payslip cost, progress was made on some of our other demands as well. In view of this positive development, our agitation has been suspended and the three-day strike has been deferred”, UFBU said.
Bank unions had threatened to go on a three-day strike from March 11-13 to protest over delay in pay revision and other demands. The strike was timed in such a way that it would have a major impact on the banking operations for around a week.
The decision to defer the strike has given tremendous relief to bank customers during ensuing Holi festival since the strike would have badly affected banking operations for nearly a week due to a series of offs....08 March 2020-Sunday, 09 March and 10 March-.Holi, 11 March to 13 March-bank strike, 14 March-second Saturday and 15 March..Sunday.
The unions were demanding a 20 per cent hike on payslip components with adequate loading. In the latest round, IBA improved its offer to 12.5 per cent, which was acceptable to the bank unions.
All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said in a statement that in the bipartite meeting, which was held between the unions and IBA, discussions were held in respect of offer of increase in pay slip cost to 15 per cent, demand for five-day banking among others. It also added that IBA has agreed to discuss all other issues raised by the unions. Our talks with IBA are moving in right direction and as such the strike has been deferred, the AIBEA General Secretary C H Venkatachalam said and added that hopefully employees’ demands are expected to be resolved.
Earlier the bank employees had joined Bharat Bandh on 8 January and had proceeded on strike on 31 January and first February. In Maharashtra around 40,000 employees and officers are working in nearly 10,000 banks.
The employees affiliated to different unions including AIBEA,AIBOC, NCBE, AIBOA, BEFI, INBEF,INBOC, NOBW and NOBO organised under the banner of the UFBU, have been protesting increase in workload, non-filling of vacancies, non-implementation of pay hike etc. The pay revision for employees of public sector banks is pending since November 2017.
All the government schemes such as Jan Dhan, Mudra, Adhar Linkage, Social Sector Insurance Scheme, Social Sector Pension Schemes, Digital India, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana etc. are centred around banking. These schemes have drastically increased the workload at the counter. On the other hand, banks have not filled in vacancies arising out of death, resignation, retirements and promotion.
“ In last bipartite , weekly off on Two Saturday were given. This time with the extension in alternative banking channel such as ATM, Mobile Banking, RTGS,NEFT,NET Banking and digital banking initiative of the government, we have demanded weekly offs on all the remaining Saturdays. Besides updation of pension and improvement in family pension to the retirees” is another demand, UFBU Convenor Devidas Tuljapurkar said.

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Awareness camp conducted at the border of Assam

IT News
Tamenglong, March 1

 Zeliangrong Baptist Association in collaboration with Tamenglong District Working Journalist Union (TADWJU) conducted one day awareness camp on sensitization of media role at Aben village, Tousem sub-division Tamenglong district.
Hillson Angam, Advocate, Manipur High Court, Anthony Gangmei DIO i/c, DIPR Tamenglong, Agui Kamei, Correspondent, All India Radio & DD News, Jimmy Pamei, Editor, Tamenglong Times, Ringbam Kamei, Editor, The Ganphiu Mail and Dinthuingam Pamei, Executive Editor, The Cham attended the awareness camp as a resource persons.
Jimmy Pamei, Editor speaks on the topic “Spread your wings Expand your circle, explains about the importance and the role of making and expanding your friends circles.
Anthony Gangmei DIO i/c Tamenglong talk about the Social Media in a Rural Development. He said that role of social media plays a very important role in developing our society. Through this social media technology we can put up our grievances and developmental work through video and pictures since social media has the ability to reach a huge number of people in any parts of the globe added Anthony Gangmei.
Ringbam Kamei, Editor, The Ganphiu Mail highlighted about the Role of the Fourth Estate in Democratic Society. Though Judiciary, Legislative and Executive plays a very important role in a democratic society media plays as a watchdog (fourth pillars) in checking cheques and bounce of all the three pillars.
Dinthuingam Pamei, Executive Editor, The Cham, express about importance of Press and Media in a nutshell. He also request the parents and the youth of Aben village to take up journalism course since this profession has a very good scope to get job in govt and private organisation.
Tamenglong AIR correspondent, Agui Kamei talks about the topic on Media and Public Relation for all round development. He asserted the public attending the awareness program to always co-ordinate with the media in highlighting their grievances. He added that through media your voices can be heard and communicated directly to the higher authorities.
Hillson Angam, Advocate, Manipur High Court speaks on the topic Enforcing our Rights through Public Interest Litigation. He talks about the importance and the ways how to use the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in a right way. In case if the village authorities or an individual is not satisfied about the work done by the government in your areas the village authorities or an individual can file for PIL added Hillson Angam.
Village chairman, church leaders, CSO as well as youth from 11 villages in an around Tousem sub-division attended the awareness program. After the formal session was over an interactive session and plan of Action was discussed with the public. During the discussion hour one Heusuaneing Daime, age about 107 years old express about his unhappiness about the present government and the elected leaders for not maintaining about the road condition of Tousem sub-division. Around 56 people attended the awareness program yesterday.

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Assam Rifles Inaugurates living centre and toilet block at orphanage home, Hnatham village Chandel

IGAR (South)
Imphal March 1

Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) constructed a “Living Centre” and “Toilet Block” at Orphanage Home, Hnatham village in Chandel District under Operation Sadbhavana.
An inaugural ceremony was jointly organised by the Chandel battalion and Orphanage Home in which the Living Centre was finally handed over to the Children of Orphanage. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the 70 people including children. In addition, an Electric Water Pump along with water pipeline was also installed to the water tank and a commercial RO system installed earlier by the battalion. The project was the initiative of the Assam Rifles after considering the living condition of the Children during one of the Medical Camps organised by the battalion last year. It was found that the due to poor living condition and non availability of toilet children were suffering from the various infections. Considering the health condition of children, the case for Living Centre and Toilet projected was approved immediately without any delay. The Orphanage Home has been adopted by the Chandel battalion in order to look after the children with all possible means and further contribute in the improvement of the home.
During the inaugural function Commander 26 Sector Assam Rifles interacted with children and assured that   the Assam Rifles will continue helping children and guide them to achieve greater success in life. Chandel battalion has been making continuous efforts to address the grievances and ensure a better and dignified living standard of children at the Orphanage home. A number of initiatives have been taken up by the battalion to include infrastructure and provisioning of sports items to the children of orphanage home. Regular medical assistance is also being provided to maintain health and hygiene of the children.
The caretakers and villagers of the orphanage home conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for the noble gesture by constructing living centre at orphanage home for such large strength of orphans, The Assam Rifles also assured  continuous support for the well being of the children and helping the children to achieve greater success in life.

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