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Meiraba Luwang clinches Korea Junior Open title

IT News
New Delhi, Nov. 3

Maisnam Meiraba Luwang lived up to his top billing as he clinched the boys’ singles U-19 title at the Woncheon Yonex Korea Junior Open International Challenge 2019 in Miryang, Korea on Saturday. The top seed from Manipur needed just 36 minutes to brush aside the challenge of 15th seed Lee Hak Joo of Korea in a 21-10, 21-13 win.
Also claiming the bronze in the same category at this Junior International Challenge tournament was eighth seed Sathish Kumar Karunakaran, who had bowed out to Luwang 16-21, 22-24 in a gritty semi-final contest on Friday.
Luwang, who currently holds the No. 9 spot in the World Junior Rankings, was impressive throughout the week and dropped just one game in six matches. This is the 16-year-old rising star’s third international title this year following his triumphs at the Russian Junior White Nights 2019 and India Junior International 2019.
Luwang would especially be pleased with the way he rebounded after a disappointing exit from the World Junior Championships last month, where he crashed out in the Round of 64.

Bangladeshi Cricket Players end strike as BCB accepts demands

IT News
Dhaka, Oct 24

The striking Bangladesh players ended their boycott and decided to return to the field next week after holding talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials at Mirpur late night on Wednesday.
‘The talk was successful, the BCB president and directors who were here they heard our demands and they assured us they will fulfill them at the quickest possible time,’ said national Test and Twenty20 captain Sakib al Hasan.
‘Based on that assurance our first-class players will start playing from Saturday and our national team players will start camp (for India tour) from Saturday,’ Sakib said.
Sakib said that the officials of the Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh also agreed to organize an election at the earliest possible time to accommodate the representative of current players.
BCB president Nazmul Hasan said they agreed to fulfill at least nine demands of the players.
‘Among the 11 demands they made, the first demand is not in our hand [CWAB] and we told them that we will decide about the last demand [participation in more than two franchise leagues]. Apart from these two demands, we have agreed on all their nine demands,’ said Nazmul.
‘We wanted to cancel the third round of NCL. But the players said that they wanted to play and they wanted to reschedule the third round of play. So we have decided to start the third round from Saturday,’ he said.
Nazmul said they sent the two new demands of the players to the Board’s legal department.
‘We haven’t made any decision about the last two demands. When we saw that a legal advisor is involved in the case, we referred the matter to our legal advisor,’ he said.
Supreme Court lawyer Mustafizur Rahman Khan earlier in the evening read out a list of 13 demands on behalf of the players at a news conference, which included two fresh demands – a share of BCB revenue and better wages for women players.

An open letter to the authority of BSNL

Sir,

I, on behalf of IWSC, Khumbong would like to draw your kind attention and necessary favourable action.

That, the mobile and broadband internet service provided by Khumbong telephone exchange is very irregular and disappointing. It is learnt that the exchange is now entirely depend on the electric power provided by MSPDCL. The DG set installed inside the exchange is not operational due to the stoppage of fuel supply. Moreover, the battery/power backup used in the exchange is now no more reliable as all the batteries are obsolete and they are in the condition of disposal. As such, the mobile and broadband internet services stopped with the outage of power supplied by MSPDCL leaving many customers disappointed.

You may aware that there are many BSNL customers (who trusted the services of BSNL) under the coverage of this telephone exchange. Further, there are different Government offices, school, bank and other business establishments in Khumbong and its neighboring villages who entirely depend on services of BSNL for their different routine activities.

I, therefore, request your good self to kindly look into the matter seriously and take appropriate actions to improve the services provided by Khumbong telephone exchange in the interest of customers who trusted BSNL. We are looking forward a prompt and positive action in this regard. Thanking you.

 

With sincere regards,

Atom Samarendra Singh

Secretary, IWSC, Khumbong

Cell no. 9436287906

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Meiraba Luwang, Tasnim Mir takes India to its 3rd consecutive win at BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships

IT News
New Delhi, Oct. 2

Meiraba Luwang and Tasnim Mir led India to an impressive 4-1 victory over Australia in their Group E clash as the contingent continue their winning run on Day 2 of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships 2019 in Kazan, Russia on Tuesday.
In the opening match, Goa’s Tanisha Crasto and Chattisgarh’s Ishaan Bhatnagar continued their striking form by securing a win in 21-17, 20-22, 21-11 over Jack Yu and Kaitlyn Ea of Australia. The 43-minute match provided India its first point of the day.
Junior World No. 10 Maisnam Meiraba Luwang then crushed Australia’s Rio Agustino 21-17, 21-11 in 29 minutes to secure India’s second point for the day. The Manipur youngster carried his rich vein of form from his Russian Junior White Nights 2019 title win and his runner-up finish at the India Junior International earlier in the year.
India’s third point came in the girls’ singles category as Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir clinched an easy 21-11, 21-15 victory over Angela Yu in just 22 minutes. The rising shuttler has been roaring after grabbing two golds at the Dubai Junior International Series earlier this month.
Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam gave India their fourth point of the day. The Manipur duo made a comeback in the second game to choke Ricky Tang and Otto Xing De Zhao 17-21, 21-8. 21-14 in 35 minutes.
The sole setback for India came in the last match of the day where India’s pair of Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto lost to Victoria He and Angela Yu in a 17-21, 21-18, 15-21 scoreline.
Earlier yesterday India whitewashed Armenia with a 5-0 win after starting their campaign with a strong 4-1 triumph over USA. With another 4-1 win today, India continued their winning streak in Group E on Day 2.
Action in the group stages will continue till October 2 following which the knockout rounds will begin.
In their final group assignment on Wednesday, India will next face the mighty Japanese, who haven’t dropped a single point in two matches so far.

Manipuri players clinch 11 medals in MMA

IT News
Imphal, Sept.30

Manipur Mixed Martial Arts Association (MMMAA) team which represented India clinched 7 Gold & 4 Silvers in the International Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Championship which was held at Greater Noida, G.B. Nagar ( Delhi NCR) on  September 28 and 29, 2019.
The mixed martial arts players who got medals are -  1) Sagolshem Roshibina Devi - Under 35 kg - Sub -Junior Girls - Gold. 2) Konthoujam Nancy Devi - under 50 kg - Sub - Junior Girls - Gold. 3) MD. Sayed Ashif - Under 45 Kg - Sub - Junior Boys -  Silver. 4) MD. Rustaque Ahamed  - Under 50 kg - Sub - Junior - Gold . 5) Chingakham Rajesh Singh - Under 55 kg - Sub Junior Boys - Gold. 6) Hijam Mocha Singh - Under 60 kg - Sub - Junior - Silver. 7) Konthoujam Bikash Singh - Under 70 kg - Sub - Junior  Boys - Gold  8) Chingakham Budhachandra Singh - Under 55kg - Junior Boys - Silver 9) Shagolshem Rameshwor Singh -  Under 60 kg - Junior Boys - Gold 10) Sinam Romio Singh - Senior Men’s - Under 55 kg - Gold 11) Konthoujam Birohini Devi - Senior Women’s - Under 50 Kg - Silver 12).
Master Ch. Premchandra Singh of Manipur Mixed Martial Arts Association (MMMAA)is the Team Coach cum Manager.

Assam Rifles conducts State Level Archery Championship

IT News
Imphal, Sept. 26

The 6th edition of the State Level Archery Championship organised by Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) concluded yesterday at Keithelmanbi garrison.
The event was organised to promot and encourage archery in Manipur. A total of 115 archers (82 male and 33 female) from 16 archery clubs from across Manipur participated in the competition which was held in three different categories namely Indian, Recurve and Compound rounds.
Col Siddharth Chandra Officiating Commander, 9 Sector Assam Rifles was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony held yesterday. The special guests for the event were Mangisana Sharma and GA Ebopishak Sharma, Vice President and Secretary of Manipur Archery Association, respectively. The Manipur Archery Association appreciated the initiatives of the Assam Rifles especially in the sporting arena and advised the archers of the State to work harder so that they can bring laurel to the State and the Nation as well.
Medals were awarded to the winners of the competition by the Chief Guest and the special guests of the event.  In the Individual Recurve (Men) A K Amarjit clinched Gold medal, while M Malemnganba got Silver medal and N Parithoi got Bronze medal. In the women Recurve event L Seema clinched Gold medal while Jenifer P got Silver medal and Lumilla PH got Bronze medal. In the Individual Compound (Men) S Ramakanta lifted Gold medal, while M Bikram got Silver medal and N Malemnganba got Bronze medal.  In the women Compound Sh Manorama clinched Gold medal, L Dulina got Silver medal and T Suchitra got Bronze medal. In Indian Round (Boys) L Milon clinched Gold medal, M Bikash got Silver medal and S Robert got Bronze medal. In the women category M Baby clinched Gold medal, Abesana Irom got Silver medal and L Sophiya got Bronze medal. In addition to the medals the winners were also awarded certificates and cash award. Consolation prizes were also distributed to all the participants during the event.  

Anomalies in Recruitment of Assistant Registrar in Manipur University of Culture

Sir,

This has reference to your news publication “Irregularities in the Horticulture Dept A Class Contractual post engaged in Horticulture Dept by violating RR”. I would like to thank you and congratulate your esteemed agency for bringing out this news and fully agree with your views as in “When the state is facing acute shortage of Government employment with many eligible candidates looking restlessly for a job, such an attempt will be a great demotivation and encroachment of their rights to fair competition for gaining employment”.

This is not the first instance where corrupt practices have deprived many eligible candidates for different post. I would like to bring it to your kind notice one such recruitment drive where many eligible candidates have been deprived of the opportunity to apply for the post. The particular recruitment refers to the engagement of Assistant Registrar in Manipur University of Culture on contract basis.

The said advertisement was published in the first week of January, 2017 dated 2.1.2017. However, it is not clear how many news agencies were given this advertisement notification for publication. The last date of submission of the application form was 20th January, 2017. Just few days after the publication of the advertisement, on 5.1.2017 the Model Code of Conduct came into force (for 2017 Manipur Assembly Election). It is presumed that only some 17/18 candidates submitted their application before the Model Code Conduct was enforced.

As in normal practice, after the Model Code of Conduct is lifted, the advertisement should be re-advertised so as to enable other candidates to apply. However, this was never done. It is not even clear whether the present incumbents engaged in the contractual position of Assistant Registrar had also submitted their applications before the Model Code of Conduct came into force or after.

Hence, the news agency is requested to kindly investigate whether there is any anomalies/fault in the engagement of Assistant Registrar on contract basis at Manipur University of Culture.

Further, I would like to bring it to your kind notice that engaging persons on contract basis and then regularizing later has been banned by the Supreme Court of India as it deprives the eligible candidates for the post by initially discouraging them from applying as the advertisement says contract position. There is a ruling by the Apex Court in the matter.

Regards,

Gautam 

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State level Boxing Championship 2019 concludes

IT News

Imphal, Sept 23

State level Boxing Championship 2019 for Men and Women which begins from Sept. 17 concluded yesterday at  Boxing Arena, Khuman Lampak sports complex. Around 300 boxers from across the state took participated the Championship organised by Manipur Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) 

Team Imphal west District crowned overall team champion by earning 110 point , while Bishnupur Dist cornered runners up with 80 points.

Boxer Imphal west district player P. Kingson Singh won the junior men’s (2003-2004) title.  M.Kishan was adjudged men’s best boxer at the championship while Samim Banu (54 kg) manage the title best boxer.

L.Edison Singh of Imphal west 54 kg and Chanringwon khaleng 48 kg from Urkhul district were named as most promising players.

Ng. Dingko Singh Padmashri & Arjun Awardees and Boxing coach at CoE SAI Takyelpat attended as Chief Guest of the closing function while Ng. Tejkumar Singh, President  Manipur Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) presided over the function. Salam Imocha Singh Hon’ble Judge Family Court ,Thoubal District and M. Mudhusudon  MABA chief Advisor attended as guests of honour.

RK.Dianty and RK.Paincy clinch Gold Medal

IT News
Imphal,Sept.23

RK. Dainty and RK. Paincy got Gold Medals at 1st Inter School Skating Championship 2019 held at Indirapuram Decathlon Habitat Centre , Uttar Pradesh.
RK. Dainty and RK. Paincy got the Medals under 12 years and under 10 years Categories. They had also got many medals in different Skating events earlier. The Duo is the daughter of International Model and Social Activist  Mayanglambam Diana.

BAI announces 23-member squad for BWF World Junior Championship

IT News
New Delhi, September 4:

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has announced the 23-member Indian squad that is set to participate at the BWF World Junior Championship 2019 to be held in Kazan, Russia from 30th September to 13th October 2019.
The boys’ singles challenge will be led by Tamil Nadu’s Sathish Kumar who has amassed an impressive total of 925 points from the All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Panchkula and Bangalore in the month of August.
“While selecting the squad, BAI has looked into the performances of the young shuttlers at the two All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Panchkula and Bangalore last month and considered the cumulative ranking points each of them earned,” said Ajay K Singhania, General Secretary, BAI.
The girls’ team will be spearheaded by Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir who secured a total of 813 points from the two ranking tournaments.
Besides Sathish, Nagpur’s Rohan Gurbani, Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba and Pranav Rao Gandham of Telengana will be representing India in boys’ singles.
In girls’ singles category, Tasnim will be joined by Uttarakhand’s Aditi Bhatt and Unnati Bisht, and Karnataka’s Trisha Hegde.
While considering the player’s selection, each of the leg winners got 500 while the runner-up bagged 425. The rest of the points bifurcation are: semi-finals (388), quarter-finals (275) and pre-quarter-finals (192).
For the girls’ doubles, Aditi Bhatt and Goa’s Tanisha Crasto will be leading the Indian charge after securing back-to-back wins in the two ranking tournaments that gave them a whopping total of 1000 points. In the boys’ doubles category, Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam from Manipur will be the biggest hopes from the Indian contingent after topping the table with 852 points from two tournaments.
Tanisha Crasto will also lead the charge in mixed doubles with Chattisgarh partner Ishaan Bhatnagar after the pair’s brilliant run in the two ranking tournaments. The pair topped the ranking table after winning both the ranking tournaments and locking 1000 points with the wins.
At the previous edition, Lakshya Sen brought India’s fifth boys’ singles bronze medal from this prestigious tournament and the squad will hope to add to India’s medal count.
The coaching team will be headed by Junior National coach Sanjay Mishra and the team will be undergoing a training camp, starting September 13 in Bangalore that will continue till September 27.

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