Md Mahin Laskar

Md Mahin Laskar

Md Mahin Laskar

Md Mahin Laskar is working as the Jiribam Correspondent of Imphal Times. Mahin Laskar is a resident of Babupara Ward No.6, Jiribam. He has experience of working as Staff Reporter of Manipur Chronicle and Chief Editor of Jiri News Network for 3 years.
He can be contacted at [email protected]

IT Correspondent
Jiribam, July 08:

The locals of Jirighat and the neighbouring areas were annoyed over the high charge of COVID-19 testing at the entry gate of Jiribam District from the neighbouring areas of Assam.
In view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the State in the last few days. As per instruction of the Director of Health Service, Manipur, the Chief Medical Officer of Jiribam District started screening and testing for COVID-19 for the people who were entering Jiribam from the other State at the entry point of Jiribam at the rate of Rupees One hundred and fifty for each person testing.
On which, the locals of Jirighat, Cachar which is adjacent to Jiribam District of Manipur were discontented and blocked the road on the high charge of COVID-19 testing while entering Jiribam.
Thereafter, taking the stock of the situation, the district police authority of Jiribam talked with the police authority and local leaders of Jirighat and brought an amicable solution by allowing the people for COVID-19 testing at free of cost for time being till the further order of the Manipur government regarding the fixation of COVID-19 screening and the testing rate at the suitable price rate.
It might be recalled here that Jiribam District is the border area of Manipur adjacent to Cachar District of Assam. Such commotion has often been seen at the entry gate of Jiribam whenever any decision of government takes place without the consent of the neighbouring State of Assam.

IT Correspondent
Jiribam, June 28:

In a bid to provide assistance to the flood-affected people of Assam, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh flagged off relief materials to Assam on Monday has been received by the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar District, Assam Kirthi Jalli at Jiribam gateway of the inter-State border of Manipur and Assam today
The relief materials were handed over to the DC, Cachar, Assam by the Deputy Commissioner of Jiribam District W. Malemnganba Chenglei. Moreover, 40 personnel of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were also deployed to Assam State for assisting in the search and rescue operation in the flood-affected areas of the State.
Speaking with the media persons, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar District, Assam Kirthi Jalli on behalf of the Cachar District Administration thanked the Manipur government for their helping hands at the time of the severe flood in Assam.
She also added that sending of 40 SDRF personnel by the Manipur government will be really helpful to them in the rescue work of the flood victims in Cachar District.

IT News
Jiri, June 20:

As many as 500 Imphal bound passengers and drivers are reported stranded along with the vehicles due to landslide occurred at various places along Imphal-Jiri (NH-37) road.
Talking to Jiribam News Network, International Awardee Actor, Kachangthai Gonmei, who is among those people facing the trouble of reaching home due to the landslide cause by the incessant rains, said that they have been stranded in the village for 3 days at Sibilong Village near Barak River in NH -37.
“We are having a lot of problems and inconveniences, as we are facing a shortage of food and medicines as some of the passengers have started facing health-related issued”, Kachangthai Gonmei told JNN.
He further added that the passengers along with the drivers have requested the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) ,authority to clear the pile up earth and rocks due to the landslide however, those authority of the NHIDCL turn deaf ear.
Kachangthai Gonmei, however, thanks to the officials of the Bharatitya Company for the effort in trying to clear the road using machineries.
Anotherpassenger Neilimgai Gonmei, who is also stranded due to the road block by landslides at many places, particularly in Keiphundai areas said that it has been three days that the near about 500 passengers have been on the road for 3 days. Gonmei drew the attention of the government authority to help them as they are facing problems with food including health issues to many. The passengers however thank the Bharatiya Company officials for their gestures towards the stranded passengers.

IT Correspondent
Jiribam, June 13:

Protesting the deplorable condition of a Jiri-Tipaimukh (JT) road, villagers blocked the JT road for 48 hours from 6:00 pm on Sunday to 6:00 pm on Tuesday which was organised by Chingdong Leikai Women Organisation (CHWOO), Jiribam.
The road is the only life line for the people of Borobekra Sub-Division of Jiribam District which stretch 28 km approximately from zero point of Jiribam District to Jakuradhor of Barak circle, which crossed many villages of Jiribam like Dibong, Chingdong Leikai, Lalpani, Latingkhal and many more.
Ironically, the Deputy Commissioner's office of Jiribam District also falls under this road.
As the Jiri-Tipaimukh road is in deplorable condition for the previous few years, There are several craters like ponds on the road, while the rains have made matters worse, but the Government turned a blind eye to the condition of the road,
Today a large number of Agitating villagers blocked the road barricading at Dibong Karong.
Talking with media persons, the agitators said regarding the pitiable condition of Jiri-Tipaimukh road several memorandum has been submitted to the concerned authority but it turned out a futile attempt as there was no reply from the higher authorities.
The road is now in its most deplorably bad condition with potholes in every section of the road, the aggrieved villagers came out and blocked the road.
During the bandh, the essential services were exempted from the purview of bandh.
It might be recalled here that on the visit of the Chief Minister of Manipur to Jiribam District in connection with ‘Go to village 2.0’ programme, in his speech he said for the construction of Jiri-Tipaimukh road worth Rs-114 crores has already been sanctioned, but the construction of the road has yet not executed.

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