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William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Awareness program on crime against women and children held

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Imphal July 10: A public meeting cum awareness program on Crime against Women and Children was organized today at Khangabok Khullakpam Leikai by Women Action for Development and local Meira Paibees of Khangabok. Later, a public rally was staged to spread the message to stop Crime against Women and Children. Many eminent human rights activists delivered speech on various topics related with Crime against Women and Children.

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Finance Department notifies concern departments to submit UCs

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Imphal July 10: Principal Secretary (Finance) notified all the implementing departments to take urgent steps to speed up utilization of the grants and submit UCs if they are pending. A source told Imphal Times that Principal Secretary (Finance) of the state made his request to all the implementing departments of the 13th Finance Commission during a high level monitoring committee meetingheld on June 21 as the award period of the 13th Finance Commission would close on the 31st March 2015. He further expressed concern that utilization has been very poor and inability to utilize the grants during the award period would lead to lapse of the grants. Principal Secretary (Finance) further suggested that every implementing department should depute a nodal officer who will pursue with the nodal Ministry Concerned/ Ministry of Finance for expediting release of the grants.Ministry of Finance will release further instalments of Local Bodies grant only when a consolidated UCs for previous releases are received from all the three implementing Local Bodies i.e. PRIs, ULBs and ADCs. Non-submission of UC by a local body will deprive another local body of their grant even if UCs has been submitted.

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O Joy reacts on Guv’s address

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|Imphal, July 10: While the people of the state is concerned about the territorial integrity the Governor’s address in the assembly did not mention about the territorial disputes of the state other than land recognition and revenue income, said ex-MLA, Langthabal Kendra, O. Joy at a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club.Addressing the press conference, O. Joy further said there are three important things which have to be taken care by the government. Firstly, there is a need of a land law to protect the agricultural land. Secondly, a treaty needs to be signed between the Manipur government, Indian Government and the Myanmar Government about the territorial boundaries.  And lastly, be it Inner Line Permit or any other Permits, the government must impose a law to protect the indigenous people of the state.

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FREINDS picks up 11 non-locals for entering without proper identity proof

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Imphal July 10: Federation of Regional Indigenous Society (FRIENDS) today picked up 11 non-locals for entering in the state without proper identity proof. In a press meet held today at the office of FREINDS, W Santa, Publicity Secretary of FREINDS said that the eleven non-locals have been transported inside the state by a Imphal-Guwahati bound inter-state bus bearing registration number MN01 1387 (Royal Rajdhani) by a one identified as Md Atur Rahaman. Earlier also he had involved in bringing in number of non-local laborers in the state. The eleven non-locals who had been picked up by FREINDS  are identified as Md Ayob Ali (20), Md. Ali, Md. Faijur Rahman, Md. Ayub Ali,  Md. Aibali Rahaman, Md. Harzad Ali Md. Rabul Aslam, Md. Inamul Haq and Md Maut Ali. During the press meet W Santa said that the government of the state should take up necessary measures to check the sudden increase of non-local population to safeguard the indigenous people of the state. Presently, one third of the whole population of the state is non-locals. There will be no indigenous people in the state if Inner Line Permit System is not implemented timely.

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