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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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CCpur CSOs laud Thanlon AC MLA

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Imphal, May 30: 

Hmar Youth Association, Zomi Youth Association and Young Vaiphei Association General headquarter has lauded the MLA of Thanlon Assembly Constituency , Vungzagin Valte, who is also the Chairman of the Manipur Tribal Development Corporation over his impartiality in the distribution of essential commodities

 Press statement issued by the three CSO separately said that the distribution of rice and other essential commodities including dal to the people of the Thanlon Assembly constitution during the lockdown period in the fight against COVID-19 by the Churchandpur District Administration in close coordination with MLA Vungzagin Valte, Chairman of the Manipur Tribal development corporation is found to be very impartial and there is no iota of favouritism to marginalization of any section of the people in the constituency.

The CSOs further stated that they have visited many area of the constituency and met the people to verify the quantum of rice distribution during the lockdown and took their opinion about the distribution system. The peoples of the constituency appreciated MLA Valte for his benevolent act and systematic channelization of the District Administration in the distribution of food items without any impartiality. Young Vaiphe Association distributed every household of the constituency 100 kgs of rice. It further state that the volunteers of the Association that 25 kgs of rice per household was distributed for the second time in between 24 to 28 April and for the third time one rice bag of 50 kg each was distributed in between 20 to 24 may 2020 it added.

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Sagang Villagers help daughter in quarantine to attend father’s funeral with due precautions

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Imphal, May 29:

Many young people from Manipur who were living outside the state for years are returning to Manipur due to the rising spread of COVID 19 pandemic in other places of India. We also hear about irresponsible behaviour on the part of those who are returning to Manipur but Sagang Villagers have set an example how during this pandemic, people can be both responsible, maintaining due precaution and at the same time help a daughter fulfil her wish of seeing her father for the last time. 

A young woman from Sagang Village, Saikot Constituency in Churachandpur returned from Chennai and reached Churachandpur on May 24. She reached the district level institutional quarantine centre at Sielmat Christian High School early morning. She talked to her father around 3 am in the morning and was happy thinking that she would be meeting her as they have not met for almost three years. But around 6 am on the same day she was informed that her 67 year old father suffered a heart attack and passed away. She being in a quarantine centre has not be able to meet her father while he was alive and also it seemed to her that she would not be able to attend even funeral even. 

Acknowledging her grief, the village Chief and villagers of Sagang decided to help her see her father for the last time even if it was only for five minutes, with due precautions. The village chief sent for PPE and an ambulance to bring her from the quarantine centre, another PPE was provided by the Quarantine centre and she was brought to the village. When she reached her village, the ambulance was sanitized by the volunteers from the villages and she was allowed to see her father for the last time wearing a PPE. Later the place was sanitized. The village of Sagang, in this manner managed to fulfill the wish of the grieving daughter at the same time fight the pandemic.

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Issue raised over escalation of cost of raw materials of handloom products

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Imphal, May 28:

While the governments both at the centre as well as the state level are taking steps to increase the production of handloom across the nation in view of the impending shortages due to the increased utilization of fabrics for various medical equipments and other necessary accessories for combating the Covid-19 pandemic which is wreaking havoc around across the world, an unfortunate issue is emerging which could very well escalate into a major problem in the state. According to Leima Traders- a business house dealing in handloom products, the price of handloom fabrics has gone up considerably since the lockdown began across the country as a result of a sharp hike in the price of raw materials. According to the traders, a standard bundle of cotton yarn hanks weighing about 4 kilos costs around Rupees 500 more than the normal price, for example a bundle of silk yarn hanks costing Rs 2400/2500 before the lockdown is at present costing Rs 3000. Similarly, Silk yarn hanks costing Rs 820 per bundle now costs Rs 1150. The increase in the cost of inputs has forced a sharp rise in the Retail/ Selling price of the finished products which is affecting not only sales but even production for some weavers. The traders also expressed the need for the state government to inquire into the matter and resolve the matter before things take a bad turn.   

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JFA welcomes NCW move on lady scribe’s case

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Guwahati, May 28:
Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) welcomes the move of National Commission for Women (NCW) to issue a show-cause notice to a city based satellite news channel for forcing a reporter to resign because she was pregnant. The forum also agrees with NCW that the channel management had shown an insensitive attitude towards the cribe, who worked there for over a decade.
Days back, expressing deep shock and concern ‘at the manner in which Guwahati based journalist Ranjita Rabha was forced to resign from her position in Prag News’, the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) called upon the NCW and the State Commission for Women to take suo moto cognizance of the issue.
Many other organizations namely Indian Journalist Union, North East Network, Asom Mahila Sangha, Sadou Asom Pragatisheel Naari Santha, Assam unit of Students’ Federation of India, State unit of All India Democratic Women’s Association, etc also criticized the channel management asserting that her case showed the violation of rights and entitlements of working women as envisaged in the Constitution.
Taking a serious note of the incident many senior journalists, who are not associated with local news channels, sought intervention Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal  ensuring  justice for the scribe. JFA, along with them, believes that the incident would send a wrong signal against the recruitment of women in offices and it would finally jeopardize the campaign for women’s empowerment in India.

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