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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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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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KSA donates to encourage CM in fighting COVID-19; distributes edible items to students

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Imphal, April 2

Encouraging the government decision for construction of a quarantined center, students’ body Kangleipak  Students’ Association (KSA) donated a sum of Rs. 51,150 which they contributed from among the members of their association . The amount was handed over to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today morning.

The student body appreciated the effort of the Chief Minister while trying to break the chain of coronavirus pandemic. They assured to extend every possible help to the government while taking up any work to contain the spread of the deadly virus. 

Earlier, the KSA had extended all possible help, who have been staying indoors at rented room or hostel due to the lockdown called by the government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 at different places of Imphal area. As those students were found out of money due to loss of connection with their family, the KSA volunteers distributed edible items to such students . Yesterday the KSA distributed edible items at Thangmeiband Hijam Leikai, Uripok Hijam Leikai, Manipur University Ladies Hostel, Thangmeiband Lourel Purel Leikai, Kwakeithel, Chingmeirong , Keisamthong, Langthabal Kunja, Kyamgei and Khumbong.

While distributing the edible items to the students the KSA found to family who have been deprived of all facilities provided by the government at Mayang Imphal Bengoon and Haobam Marak Chingtham Leikai. One rice bag along with vegetable were handed over to each of the family.

 

Meanwhile more and more colleges extended support to the Government in fighting the spread of the corona virus.

The Department of Chemistry, Oriental College (Autonomous), Takyel, Imphal has prepared Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers under the sponsorship of Department of University & Higher Education, Govt. of Manipur and distributed the sanitizers to the local clubs and Member of Zila Parishad as a part of sanitisation fight the spreading of COVID -19 in Manipur.

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Seram Niken ZP Member distributes essential kitchen items

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Imphal, April 1
In view of the inconveniences face by the peoples of the Thongju AC Imphal East due to lockdown called across the nation to contain the outbreak of the Novel coronavirus /COVID-19, Seram Niken zilla parishad Member of Imphal East distributed essential items kitchen items including Vegetable , soap, oil, salt to around 8000 household of the Uchakon Nongpok Gram Panchayat , Uchekon Nongchup Gram Panchayat , Khongman Gram Panchayat and Torban kshetri Leikai Gram Panchayat of Thongju Assembly Constituency. Local Clubs volunteers and Ward Members assisted the distributing the edible items.

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