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Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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Edible items distributed

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Khongjom, April 4

Fatherland Patriots’ Memorial Club, Khongjom today distributed 5 kg of rice, potatoes and dal etc. to around 300 families of Khongjom area in Thoubal district to make sure that those families find relief during their stay at home during the 21 days lockdown underway since March 24 midnight. For Manipur, the lockdown started 2 days ahead before Prime Minister’s announced 21 more days total lockdown after successful observance of Janata Curfew on March 22.
Essential commodities particularly edible items are main challenges and many Samaritans persons, clubs and CSOs are distributing at their capacity to make sure that no person in the state remain hungry.

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KSA disinfected MU campus

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Imphal, April 3
Volunteers of Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) sprayed disinfection solution at the surroundings of all Hostels of the Manipur University today. The student body also sprayed the disinfection solution at almost all area inside the Manipur University complex.
Spraying of the disinfection solution is a measure taken up to prevent spread of novel Novel coronavirus which is spreading like wild fire across the globe, Toijam Ratan Kumar , Public grievance Secy of the KSA said. He added that in addition to the measures being taken up by the government it is the responsibility of all CSOs, students’ bodies and every individual to join the fight against the spread of the deadly virus.

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Daily wage earners suffer hardship in paying weekly interest to money lenders

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Imphal, April 3

Unskilled labourers who live on income earned by working the whole day have been facing extreme hardship during the lockdown called by the government not only because they have nowhere to work but because they cannot afford to pay interest of the money that they borrowed from moneylenders.

A lady – who live as sand mining labour , from Nongdam area in Imphal East district while calling up to Imphal Times said that a money lender from their area have been harassing them every day for not paying the interest that she had lended to her.

“I borrow a sum of Rs. 5000/- and pay Rs. 1000/- every week as interest without affecting the principal amount, but now as there is a total lockdown called I have no means to pay the interest as I have no work and I am scare of going out as government says the virus may be contacted from person already affected”, the lady told Imphal Times.

She further said that some NGOs running micro finance have stopped collecting money at this time of crisis but the lady keep harassing us everyday for not paying the interest.

“We are around 10 ladies who borrowed money from her ranging from Rs. 5000 to 10000 at the interest of 10% per week keeping intake the principal amount. We request her to exempt the interest until the lockdown is lifted assuring her to pay as soon as we start working”, the lady said.

He appealed authority to look into their suffering and urged this newspaper to draw the attention of the government.

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RIMS included among top 30 medical colleges in India

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Imphal, April 2

Until recently, the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has always been in the news for bad reasons. Today things have changed and the people of the state particularly the doctors’ community as well as the government of Manipur has reason to celebrate even amidst fight against coronavirus pandemic.
A web portal – one among the largest student guidance portal, which published report of the best educational institutions for guiding students, the Regional Institute of medical Sciences (RIMS) is one among the top 30 Medical College in India.
The Institution which has been in the news for wrong reason almost all the time in the past few years now is listed at Rank 28 of the best medical College.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, still is at top rank while Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh follows at 2nd rank. Christian Medical College, Vellore is at third rank.

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