Pinky Salam

Pinky Salam

Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter  is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Tuesday, 09 June 2020 17:35

JFA condoles death of scribe in Covid-19

By our correspondent
Guwahati, June 9:
Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses grief at the demise of Manoj Kumar with Covid-19 complications in Hyderabad. Manoj, 35, was working for a popular Telugu news channel and becomes the first journalist victim of novel corona virus infections in Telangana.
“Manoj is the third Indian media martyr in the fight against corona outbreak. Earlier Agra based journalist Pankaj Kulashrestha and Kolkata based photojournalist Ronny Roy succumbed to Covid-19 infections,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.
Telangana scribe Manoj was admitted in the hospital on 4 June with ailments and he was tested positive for Covid-19. The central Indian province had already a dozen of journalists infected with the virus, where many of them were asymptomatic. Manoj died on Sunday night in the hospital.
JFA, while urging Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to compensate the family of bereaved scribe adequately, has appealed to the Union government in New Delhi for immediately announcing life insurance coverage of Rs 50 lakh to each working journalist in the country.

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 17:51

‘Music video on Coronavirus awareness’

IT News

Imphal, April 8

A music video based on Coronavirus awareness entitled ‘Akiba Laanda Amani’ was released by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh, Ministers and MLAs at the lawns of Chief Minister’s Bungalow.  

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister praised the efforts of music fraternity and different sections of the society in creating awareness regarding Coronavirus.

Narendra Ningomba said, the music video was produced with a view to create awareness among the general public of government advisories on Coronovirus and important messages of Stay Home, Stay Safe, Wash Hands regularly, Maintain Social Distancing etc.

The album is produced by M. Chanu Imoinu of Sileima Productions. The song is written by noted lyricist Narendra Ningomba and sung by playback singer Oinam Swamikumar. Music director of the song is Rhythm Thiyam.

IT News
Imphal, March 28

At a time when people are facing extraordinary situation, some MLAs of course come up with to make sure that people of his or her constituencies face no difficulties in getting food. When there are criticism over partial distribution of rice at some of the places, MLA Joykishan of Thangmeiband Assembly constituency had assured to distribute 5 kg of rice and 1 kg of Dal to each persons in Thangmeiband AC. Rice and Dal of those people who have no cards will be bear from his pocket.
The distribution of the rice will begin from April 1 from 7 am by the Thangmeiband Kendra Development Organisation (TAKDO) association with the Thangmeiband United Club (TUC).
People of Thangmeiband area can contact , 7005145937; 9774199861; 8131919299; 8787712480; 9862100990; 9383237854; 9366254260 and 7005143153.

IT News
Imphal, March 3

While appreciating the State Forest department in the recent closure of Timber Saw Mills which were illegally set up, Wildlife & Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur and Unique Wildlife Protection Committee (UWLPC) Manipur today said that partiality has been notice while rendering their duty.
Talking to media persons, spokesperson of the two organization Romes said that they will not remain as mute spectator if the partiality in closing the illegal Timber Saw Mills are not stop.
He said that people now knows how the illegally run saw mills has been destructing the forest area of the state.
Romes Ningthoujam, who is also the general secretary of WBCC, said that everytime when any department of the state tried to take up some welfare programme of the state, interference from some influential person derailed the work. Stating that the ongoing drive against illegal saw mills need to be support by all. The organizations also appealed the government not to interfere to the good work being taken up and also appealed the Forest department authority to deliver their service without disparities.  

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