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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Health minister recalls relentless service of nurses

State Health Minister Phungzathang Tonsing has appealed the nurse community in the state to serve the patients and to create a friendly health sector.
Speaking to the inaugural function of the 2-day-long nursing national seminar at the convention hall of College of Nursing today, the minister said that words, service and conduct of nurses is a medicine to patients. Without their service a patient could not recuperate automatically.
Nurses are the real caretakers, without their professional service and sacrifices the health sector could never create a favorable atmosphere for patients. Doctors only prescribe medicine for patients and the rest is up to the nurses, he said while appreciating the service rendered by nurses.
More than 12,000 nurses are working in the state, said Dr O Ibomcha Health Director, who also attended the function, and he expressed the need to develop the medical infrastructure and better health facilities in the state.

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NSCN constitutes new office bearers

The NSCN/GPRN has constitutes a new team of administrators for Zeliangrong Region. In a press statement of the outfit signed by Col. Isak Sumi, PRO and media in-charge NSCN/GPRN, AimsonDangmei has been appointed as the Regional Chairman, Robinson Panmei has been appointed as the Regional Secretary and Athui Kahmei has been appointed as the Regional Finance in-charge.

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MYFSEA calls counter blockade against ATSUM indefinite economic blockade

Meitei Youth Front South-East Asia (MYFSEA) has called counter economic blockade from today midnight against the ongoing indefinite economic blockade by All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) at both the National Highways of Manipur. In a press statement the front said that the demands of the ATSUM are in support of the foreigners and demands for protection and safeguarding of the foreigners will never be tolerated. The statement further added, the counter economic blockade is called under the theme to live together and to drive out foreigners. The front however said that it will support at some of the demands in view of the rights of the tribal indigenous people however will oppose the demands for reservations and handing over of land records. The statement further said that the indigenous hill people of the state has now been dominated by foreigners who pose themselves as the people of the state and by 2025 it is fear the foreigner population might override the original tribal population. The front also said that the people of the state had tolerated over 100 days bandh along the highways and the front is prepared to face all sort of consequences, the front threatens.

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Sushila completes 100th international matches

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Indian hockey player Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu played her 100th international match against New Zealand today at the ongoing FIH Hockey World League-2015 at Antwerp, Belgium.
She will be playing her landmark match today at 5.30 PM (Indian time) against New Zealand.
Born to Pukhrambam Shyamsundar and Pukhrambam Ongbi Lata Devi, the 23-year-old Junior Indian women hockey captain, who hails from Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai made her international debut in 2008 at Junior Asian Cup in Malaysia.
Since then she has bought many laurels for the nation including a Bronze medal in the Four Nations Hockey Championships- 2011; Silver in Olympic Qualifying-2011, Bronze in Four Nations Hockey Championships in 2012 and Gold medal in the recently concluded World Hockey League Round 2 held in New Delhi. The young defender, who is known for her leadership abilities and decision making during critical situations, has scored 4 (four) international goals.
She led the national women’s team for the junior World Cup Hockey in the year 2013 and won the first ever Bronze medal against England.
Speaking to Imphal Times over phone from Belgium, an ecstatic Sushila told “today’s match is important for the team to secure a berth in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The match will also mark my 100 caps in international matches”.
India is placed in Pool B along with Australia, New Zealand, Poland and host Belgium in the league.
Along with Sushila two other players from Manipur namely Lily Chanu (midfielder) and Anuradha Devi (Forward) are also in the 18 member national team.
Under the new coach Ahrens the women’s team has been hone up for the upcoming Olympic and the team is ready to take on its opponent with confident, she said.