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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Saturday, 05 September 2020 18:31

Grand Chef Manipur Season 1 launched

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Imphal, Sept 5:

With a vision to promote Manipuri Cuisine across the Globe, Grand Chef Manipur Session 1 was organised by the Blossoming Kid , powered by WAKHAL on Wednesday. A launching function of the competition was held at the Yum & Hill Cottage , Luwangsangbam on the day.

The launching function was attended by Lourembam Bireshwar as the Chief Guest , while Ngangbam Ghanashyam (Khoimu) graced as the Guest of Honour.

The mission for organizing such event is to search for talents and prepare indigenous cuisine with proper cooking methods using the right type of Major and Minor Ingredients, a statement by the organizer said.

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Imphal, Sept 4:

Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and other Ministers and individuals of the state today greets the people of the state on occasion of the Teachers’ Day which is set to observe tomorrow .

In her greetings the Governor Najma Heptulla said that Teachers’ Day is celebrated all over the country every year on 5ffi September, the birthday of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan to honour the teachers for their precious contributions towards the society and the country. Teachers play an important role in character building of the students and make them worthy citizens. A strong education system is the foundation of a progressive society and Manipur has lot of expectations from its teaching community. Teaching is a noble profession as teachers are the real source of knowledge and wisdom which they impart to their students. Their sacrifice is silent but tremendous. Celebration of Teachers’ Day is also a tribute to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, a scholar, statesman and a respected teacher who shaped many minds and served India. Teachers should instill in children values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion and by doing so, they will be paying true homage to Dr. Radhakrishnan.

In his greeting the people , Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the birthday of Late Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. Teachers unravel talents and demystify complexities. They teach us life skills and help us to choose between right and wrong. They mentor young minds and guide them to become responsible citizens. Teachers build nations silently.

“On this day, let us remember them with love, gratitude and indebtedness”, the Chief Minister stated.

Thursday, 03 September 2020 19:42

Legal awareness meeting on Right to Food held

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Imphal, Sept 3:

A one day legal awareness meeting on Right to Food was jointly held at Ibudhou Pureilomba Complex, Lamlai on Wednesday. The meeting, jointly organized by Human Rights Alert (HRA) and COVID 19 Task Force, Lamlai (CTFL) was attended by about a hundred participants. Thokchom Saimond Singh, Judicial Member, Manipur Food Commission graced the function as the chief guest, with Thokchom Nabakumar, Chairman, CTFL and Shri. Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director, HRA in the presidium.
E. Dayananda, Co-convenor of CTFL, in his welcome address highlighting the difficulties faced by the folks in accessing their entitlements of food grains under the National Food Security Act, 2013.
Advocate. Okram Kiranjit, as a resource person, pointed out the entitlements of the persons having Priority House Hold (PHH) card and AAY card. He also explained how to redress their grievances through the District Redressal Officers and the Manipur Food Commission. Advocate N. Subhaschandra, also speaking a resource person, pointed out the 17 directives passed by the High Court of Manipur in the recent PIL filed by HRA. Advocate Ch. Korouhanba analysed the allocation of food grains of Manipur and specifically the entitlements for Lamlai. Thokchom Saimond Singh of the Food Commission, emphasised the criticality of right to food during the on-going lockdown/pandemic and urged the Task Force to have specialised Sub-Committee on Food to systematically purse their rights and entitlement. He also encouraged the folks to make use of the Legal Aids Clinic, only to find out that there is not a single Clinic in the whole of Lamlai Municipal Council area. He therefore called up on the folk to approach the concerned authority to open a Legal Aids Clinic at the earliest.
Delivering his presidential speech, Babloo Loitongbam, exalted the folks of Lamlai for the historic role they played in the various struggles in Manipur and for remaining organised and vigilant of their rights. He encouraged them to use the available redress mechanisms and handed over copies of the Manipuri translation of the recent High Court judgment on right to food as well as various forms to lodge complaints under the Manipur Food Security Rules.
A brisk question and answer session went on for more than an hour as the folks wanted to know how to seek redress of their grievances and HRA lawyers’ team tried to craft various possibilities of legal, social and political actions. The meeting concluded with the Thokchom Nabakumar, Chairman, CTFL announcing the formation of the Right to Food Sub-Committee of CTFL to systematically purse the cases discussed and more. A vote of thanks was proposed by T. Gobin, Treasurer of CTFL.

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Imphal, Sept 1:

Imphal West district administration today evicted illegal encroachers at Lamphel Sanakeithel (near Shankar Talkies)  today morning at around 10.30 am. Police team face strong resistance from those occupying the government land however, the situation was put under control and the encroachers were evicted using JCB vehicles.

Interestingly some area at which the police team along with the district administration tried to evict showed documents of procuring the land. How and under what circumstances those occupying at the northern portion of Shankar Talkies Cinema Hall manage to get jamabandi of the land is could not be known at the moment.

Around 200 sheds constructed near Shankar Talkies Cinema Hall at Sana Keithel were evicted today.

Those occupying the area expressed dissatisfaction to the action of the government during this hard time.

“We are left with no jobs due to the lockdown and we have no place to go now, the eviction could have done after the situation improved” , a person told media persons.

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