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Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh, a resident of Keishamthong Elangbam has been with Imphal Times since its start, 2013. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Naresh is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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KSA distributes edible items to Children Home


IT News
Imphal, April 5

Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) continues to provide assistance to people of the state who are in needs of essential edible items during the lockdown period taken up by the government inorder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The student body has been providing edible items to students who are staying at hostel and rent houses during the lockdown period since the last couple of days. Today the volunteers of the student body had donated one bag f rice, one bag of potato, one bag of Dal and one bag of salt to destitute Children Home located at Chingmeirong Lei Inkhol in Imphal.
There were reports of Childrens in destitute home facing food crisis as those responsible for distributing the share allotted for running such home have stopped disbursing the items. The matter was even put up to the notice of the Manipur Human Rights Commission some few days back .
Runners of the Childrens in destitute home at Lei Ingkhol find some relieve in getting the edible items, but worried if the food stock are over before the lockdown is open.

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Humanism Foundation launches free ambulance services

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Kumbi, April 5

In a bid to help the rural people during the national lockdown due to pandemic corona virus or outbreak, Humanism Foundation has today launched free ambulance service for general patients at its organizational office, Kumbi Mayai Leikai, Bishnupur district.
In this regard, Wahengbam Rorrkychand, Managing Trustee of Humanism Foundation said that people of Kumbi Assembly Constituency is facing lots of hardship and difficulties in getting the medical treatment in time due to its various reasons which include lack of medical facilities, poor connectivity, low economic situation.
As a result of the ongoing national local down due to the pandemic corona virus, all the normal transport system have also suspended, and some of the ailing people in the assembly constituency are suffering as they could not either afford to pay for ambulance or hire a private vehicle to visit hospitals in Imphal, the Managing Trustee of the NGO said.
Rorrkychand also said that the service has been started as part of its sole initiative to prevent the pandemic Corona virus. The NGO is also distributing free face mask to rural poor people of Kumbi Assembly Constituency since April 29, 2020 with the formation of a taskforce named as Kumbi AC Fights Corona.
The ambulance was launched by Wahengbam Yaima Singh, former Chairperson of Kumbi Municipal Council in the presence of present Chairperson of Kumbi Municipal Council, Wahengbam Priyoranjan Singh; Pradhan of Saiton Gram Panchayat, Mayengbam Ibomcha Singh and other representatives of local government bodies.
Speaking at the launching of the free ambulance, Social Worker and Advisor of Humanism Foundation, Wahengbam Bobbyjames said that people of Kumbi assembly constituency can take the benefit of this free ambulance.
While thanking the Humanism Foundation for its selfless initiatives specially during the lockdown due to Corona virus outbreak, W Bobbychand Luwang, Former Vice Chairperson, Kumbi Municipal Council said that people who are residing at the 60 villages under Kumbi Assembly Constituency can approach their local elected representatives or volunteers of Humanism Foundation at the time of distress and take the benefit of the ambulance for transportation of general medical patients.

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NEFIS releases helpline number; demands strict action against incidents of racism

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Imphal, April 4

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) today launched helpline numbers to help the students and common people from North-East who have been stranded in various cities across India during the lockdown.
A statement by the student Forum said that the lockdown has led to many instances of discrimination and racism across the country. Following the lockdown, NEFIS had written to the Union Ministry for Home Affairs regarding the problems being faced by the people of North-East in various cities and had demanded that strict action be ensured against people engaging in racist acts. It had also demanded that district administrations across the country be directed to ensure the well-being of the people from the North-East.
“Since the Covid-19 pandemic, it should be noted, people of the northeastern states of India, have been called with slurs such as ‘Coronavirus’, etc. While the phenomenon of racist slurs had been prevalent, with the pandemic the racist slurs and attacks have had a drastic increase. There are many people from North-East who have been stranded in various cities across the country and thus are prone such racist attacks in the times of panic due to Covid-19 pandemic”, the statement said.
Taking cognizance of the prevailing atmosphere in the country, NEFIS, has launched helpline numbers so as to provide much needed help to the people facing such incidents. The helpline numbers would ensure that those in need of help and assistance are provided the same, while under compulsory lockdown. NEFIS also demands that the Central government should compulsorily ensure that the North-East people do not become victims of racial abuse and discrimination under the pretext of implementation of lockdown measures.

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Old age pensions will be disburse soon: Nemcha Kipgen

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Imphal, April 3

Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen today informed that funds will be released through PFMS - Direct Benefit transfer (DBT) for Old age pensions – Manipur Old Age Pension (MOAP), Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension and for all the newly selected beneficiaries of MOAP received in Go to Village mission.
Social Welfare Minister stated that funds for most of the governmental schemes of the department are now given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) with an aim to avoid any misappropriation of funds by any third party and to directly reach the beneficiaries in their bank accounts.
Minister further informed that sometimes pending in payments of the pension amount may arise due to incorrect bank account number and Aadhaar not seeded with respective bank account.
In view of the prevailing lockdown situation to contain and combat the COVID-19 pandemic, she appealed all to follow orderly disbursal of pension amount while maintaining social distancing and avoiding overcrowding in banks and ATMs to ensure safety for all.

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