Guru Aribam Naocha

Guru Aribam Naocha

Guru Aribam Naocha, a resident of Keishamthong Hodam Leirak has been with Imphal Times since Day 1. Naocha is the father of a son and a daughter. He writes mostly about PR and other notices in Imphal Times. he may be contacted at [email protected].

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IT Correspondent
Lucknow, Jan 21:

Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) president K Vikram Rao expressed serious concern over the incident of manhandling a lady reporter during a formal press meet in Gauhati Press Club recently and urged Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, also in charge of State home portfolio, to nab the culprits for lawful punishments.
Mentionable is that,  the lady scribe, who represents a popular Assamese daily newspaper, was assigned for a media conference at the press club on 16 January 2021, where she was verbally and physically abused by the conference convenors  namely film producer Umashankar Jha and his associate Pranjal Gogoi. The victim claimed that she was misbehaved only for putting some tough questions to the organizers.
Meanwhile, she lodged an FIR at Panbazar all women police station in the city and subsequently the investigating officers have collected the necessary CCTV visuals from the press club authority. Various media organizations raised voices against the unprecedented incident and demanded exemplary punishments to the abusers. However, the accused individuals have already obtained bail even though the investigation process is yet to be completed.
Lately, a number of Guwahati scribes demonstrated their angers against the culprits and demanded justice to the victim reporter. The protest demonstration on 19 January drew the attention and supports from hundreds of media personnel. They also asked the press club authority, which only released a routine statement cleverly avoiding the names of accused individuals (but identifying the victim reporter), to fully cooperate with the investigating officers.
“I would like to appeal CM Sonowal ji to take personal interest over the matter  as it would remain as a black spot  over the present government, which has other ways implemented a number of media welfare schemes,” said Rao adding that for any reason it is not acceptable to abuse a reporter while facing uncomfortable questions by the press conveners. Stay mute to such an incident, where shockingly the victim is a woman, it would be very untoward to the government, he concluded.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:09

City scribes protest in front of press club

IT Correspondent
Guwahati, Jan 20:

A number of city-based scribes demonstrated their angers against the abusers of a lady reporter recently in the press club auditorium and demanded stern actions against the culprits. Organized by the Journalist Union of Assam, affiliated to IJU, the protest demonstration on 19 January 2021 drew the attention and supports from hundreds of media personnel.
Mentionable is that the reporter, associated with a popular Assamese daily newspaper, was verbally and physically abused by the press meet convenors  namely film producer Umashankar Jha and his associate Pranjal Gogoi on Saturday and she has already lodged an FIR at Panbazar all women police station in the city.
Various media organizations including the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed serious concerns over the unprecedented incident and demanded exemplary punishments to the  abusers.  JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria urged all sensitive and responsible members of the press club to stand united against the offense. They also asked the press club authority, which also released a condemnation statement earlier identifying the victim lady but cleverly avoiding the names of accused individuals, to fully cooperate with the investigating police personnel. The forum also appealed to the State police chief Bhaskarjyoti  Mahanta to take personal interests in punishing the culprits at the  earliest.

IT New
Imphal, Jan 16:

The Two Day National Workshop on “Research and Publication Ethics” organised by School of Education, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal held from 15th to 16th January, 2021 at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University has come to an end today.
In the Inaugural Function of the Workshop, Prof. Amar Yumnam, VC (i/c), Manipur University, Prof. Vanlalngak, Head, Department of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong, Prof. G. A. Shantibala Devi, Dean, School of Life Sciences, MU, Prof. S. Mangi Singh, Dean, School of Life Sciences, MU, Prof. M. Ranjit Singh, Chairman, Institutional Human Ethics Committee, MU and Prof. T. Inaobi Singh, Dean, School of Education, MU have graced the function as Chief Guest, Guests of Honour and President respectively. In his Welcome Address, Dr. L. Santosh Singh, the Organising Secretary of the Workshop heartily welcomed all the dignitaries on the dais and 300 participants who are faculties from different colleges and research scholars from different departments.
On the first day of the Workshop, after inaugural function, a Key Note Address on the Topic “Ethics in Research and Publication” has been delivered by Prof. Vanlalnghak, Head, Department of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong. In the Evening session of the first day, Dr. L. Bishwanath Sharma, Head, Department of Philosophy, MU has delivered a lecture on “Ethics and It’s Place in Research”. Prof. W. Nabakumar Singh, (Retd.) Former Dean, School of Human and Environmental Science, MU shared his valuable and insightful thoughts on “Research Integrity and Publication Ethics”. Prof. Naorem Okendro Singh, Head, Department of Basic Science, CAU, Iroisemba has given a presentation on “Design to Identify Research Misconduct and Predatory Publication”.
On the Second day of the Workshop, Dr. Ch. Ibohal Singh, Head, Department of Library & Information Science, MU has given a session on “Open Access Publications”. Shri M. Lokendro Singh, Assistant Librarian, MU has shared practical knowledge on “Plagiarism”. The last speaker of the Morning Session, Prof. S. Dorendrajit Singh, Department of Physics, MU delivered a lecture on “Databases and Research Metrics”.
Valedictory Function of the Two Day National Workshop on “Research and Publication Ethics” has been graced by Prof. R A S Kushwaha, Dean, School of Human & Environmental Science, MU, Prof. R K Hemakumar Singh, Dean, School of Engineering, MU, Prof. Laitonjam Warjeet Singh, Director, Research & Development Centre, MU and Prof. T. Inaobi Singh, Dean, School of Education, MU as Presidium Members. Dr. Sharmila Thingbaijam, Assistant Professor, Department of ACEE, MU welcomed everyone for the Valedictory Function. Dr. L. Santosh Singh, Organising Secretary has given a brief report of the workshop. Participants of the Workshop also shared their experiences in the Two Day National Workshop. The Valedictory Function was closed with a Vote of Thanks from Dr. M. Nodiyachand Singh, Head (i/c), Department of Yoga, MU.
Two Day National Workshop on “Research and Publication Ethics” was attended satisfactorily by 300 teachers and research scholars from JJT University, Rajasthan, JNU, Delhi, Sharda University, Noida, Manipur University of Culture, Imphal, Punjabi University, NEHU, Shillong, Delhi University, DMU, Imphal, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, DAVV, Indore and from various departments of Manipur University and 19 colleges from Manipur.

IT News
Imphal, Jan 15:
 
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has appealed Manipur State Commission for Women to postpone the Public Hearing on the Draft Gender Policy and Budgeting which is scheduled on the January 16 this year.
In a statement the YFPHR while appreciating the Manipur State Commission for Women for developing a Gender Policy and Budgeting which was submitted to the Government of Manipur in September, 2020, the CSOs and NGOs have not been given opportunity to express suggestions and objection as the web portal platform have been down and the commission did not provide the draft copy when sought for analysis.
The Commission had called for Suggestion/Objections and Views and Opinions from the NGOs, CSOs, Individuals and Intellectuals working in the field of Gender on the Public hearing on the Draft on Gender Policy and Budgeting which is scheduled on January, 16, 2021 at Institute of Cooperative Management Conference hall at 11:00 am.
“It was informed through a local daily January 11, 2021 that the draft policy will be available at the website of the Commission, however, the website remained down until today as a result the duration provided to the CSOs and NGOs for analyzing the Draft Policy was very short. Besides representatives of the YFPHR visited the office of the Hon’ble Commission, we were not provided a copy of the said Draft Policy”, Phajaton , the president of the organization said.
The Forum urged the Commission to extend the said hearing scheduled on the January 16, 2020 and provide a minimum of 10 days for analyzing the said Draft Policy to make a comprehensive and effective Policy for the state of Manipur.

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