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Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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CM inaugurates various projects through video conferencing

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Imphal, July 8: 

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated five Water Supply projects, one office building of Weight and Measures Department and Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre at Jiribam through video conferencing from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal today.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister informed that with a strong commitment, the government could complete various developmental projects in the State. With the co-operation and support of the people, such projects have been inaugurated within a stipulated time period.

The Chief Minister said that the New Development Bank has sanctioned Rs 3,000 crore to provide potable water to every household of the state. All the necessary processes including tenders, issue of work order etc. have been completed and the State government has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grace the foundation stone laying ceremony which will be held shortly, he added. He appealed to the CSOs, people and others concerned not to create any hindrances in the developmental activities being taken up in the State.

Mentioning about the situation of COVID-19 in the State, the Chief Minister said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients have reached more than 53 percent and there is no casualty so far in the State. He mentioned that people should take all precautionary measures to fight the disease and should abide to all the protocols and SOPs issued by Health Ministry and Government.

With the inauguration of Rapid Antigen Detection Centre in Jiribam, Chief Minister said that it will help in early detection of coronavirus infection and quick diagnosis. He said that the testing facilities will also be made available to other districts of the State very soon. Around 15,000 rapid testing kits have been supplied to the State government till now, he added.

Regarding the opening of COVID Care Centre at Jiribam district, Chief Minister stated that the government has not taken any decision to convert the Jiribam district hospital into COVID Care Centre. However, the government is planning to open a COVID Care Centre in Jiribam district so that the coronavirus infected patients can be treated at the district itself.

Minister for PHE Losii Dikho said that the government is committed to provide potable water to all the household of the State by the year 2022. He mentioned that with the cooperation of the people, the construction of Water supply scheme for Churachandpur was completed eight months before the stipulated time period. He also appreciated the implementing agency viz. SPML Infra. Ltd, Kolkata for their dedication to complete the work before the stipulated time period. He appealed the people of the State to support and cooperation in developmental activities taken up by the government for the welfare of the people. 

Mentioned may be made that the Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Ph-I (15.89 MLD) at Koirengei was constructed at the project cost of Rs. 8.58 crores.  The construction of 15.89 MLD (Million per day) capacity project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2020. 

The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Ph-I (0.80 ML) i/c Pumping Station at Sangakpham was constructed at the project cost of Rs. 4.44 crores. The construction of 0.80 ML capacity project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2019. 

The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Ph-I (Water Treatment Plant (9.08 MLD) at Canchipur was constructed at the project cost of Rs. 6.10 crores.  The construction of 15.89 MLD (Million per day) capacity project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2020. 

The Water Supply Scheme at Heingang Awang Leikai was constructed at the project cost of Rs. 5.88 crores.  The construction of 0.384 MLD (Million per day) capacity project was started in August 2018 and completed in March 2020. 

The Water Supply distribution network for Churachandpur for promoting tourism under NESIDS was constructed at the project cost of Rs. Rs. 2339.36 Lakhs.  The construction of the project was started in February 2019 and completed in June 2020.

The Office Building of Controller of Legal Metrology and R&D Centre, Lamphel was constructed at a project cost of Rs. 2 crores during 2018-19.

Minister for CAF&PD Karam Shyam, Minister for Agriculture V. Hangkhanlian, Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board S. Rajen Singh, MLA Okram Henry, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Principal Secretary (Health) V. Vumlunmang, Commissioner (PHE) Nidhi Kesarwani, Secretary to Chief Minister Ningthoujam Geoffrey, Chief Engineer (PHE) H. Sunil and others attended the function.

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AR Recovers Huge Quantity of Cash and Contraband Items

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Imphal, July 7:

Assam Rifles has been resolute in curbing trans border smuggling of cash, illegal consignments and other items and has been at the forefront of foiling the plans of smuggler and insurgents alike.
Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), on 05 Jul 2020 at 1830 hrs, during regular vehicle check at Mobile Vehicle Check Post Sita, stopped an individual named MrKhulpuwaMoshil, Age 27 yrs, S/o KhulpuwaKonai, PO Pallel , Tegnoupal, riding a Kenbo bike carrying a rice bag. On thorough checking, cash bundles amounting to Rs 21 lakhs were found hidden inside the Rice bag. The cash is suspected to be extortion/ illegal money. The individual was carrying the cash from Heirok to KhampangKhunou.
In another such incident , based on specific input received at 1700h, team of Assam Rifles intercepted a Maruti Suzuki Swift Regn No MN 01AK 2904 driven by MrOinamChakrabarti Singh, r/o villThoubal , Age-31 yrs, in General Area KhunbiTuinam. After carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle 5400 packets of imported cigarettes worth lakhs were recovered. They were being carried without a valid permit or documents.
Due to the COVID 19 lockdown, people of NE as well as the insurgent groups are facing financial troubles. The drug dealers and insurgents have resorted to using unsuspecting tribals and making them conduit in lure of petty returns to further their nefarious designs. Moreover, the insurgents have resorted to extortion from locals to compensate for their depleting finances in view of lock down.
Assam Rifles has recovered huge amount of illegal consignments during the lockdown which is a testament to the resolve of the security forces to reduce the trans border smuggling and make Manipur a safe state. Moreover, it’s time that the unholy nexus is exposed and the latent insurgency is hit sequentially, the larger interest of national integrity is paramount than the petty local illegal trail presentating a roadblock to sustained growth and end of insurgency in the north east.

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CCTea donates tea packets to RIMS & JNIMS for front line workers

By- Merina Mayanglambam
Imphal, July 7:

As the world struggles to cope with Covid19, a relatively small company from Manipur called SuiGeneris Agronomy who is the manufacturer of the much loved, CCTea, donated 600 packets each to the two government hospitals – Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, , and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, for its front line as a part of the company’s Giving Back to Society Program.
Representatives from the company visited the two hospitals and met with the directors of these institutions – Prof. A Santa Singh, Director, and Prof. T Bhimo Singh, Director and handed over the packets.
Manipur is amongst the top three worst affected states in the North East and as our front line workers struggles to cope with various challenges and limitations, this noble initiative from the company to help our front line workers in ensuring they are protected and strong to be able to continue to lead the fight and help the people of Manipur in fighting the dreaded Covid19.
CCTea, recently in a report shared by the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati noted that it has anti-viral and immune building properties. While more research is underway, this initiative from the company to give our front line workers and these institutions is commendable.
When contacted the Chairman & CEO of CCTea, Mr. Ragesh Keisham said, “I am really proud of our front line workers who are selflessly working with dedication and conviction to help our citizens at this crucial time. I am looking forward to extend more such initiatives in the future”.

ZP member calls on for co-operation of all sections in taking up development works

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Imphal, July 6:

The five days social service camp conducted by the Torban Kshetri Leikai Development Committee concluded today.

A closing function was organised today in connection with the social service camp. Zilla Parishad member Seram Neken attended as chief guest.

The Committee organised the cleanliness works from July 1 with around 100 volunteers of the locality. The closing function was also attended by Ex Pradhan Longjam Sunil, Committee Advisor Ksh Bhubon Singh, Manipur State Scouts Union Secretary Longjam Tondon Singh and  Committee President Athokpam Somo. In this closing function sideline , Seram Neken assured the gathering to install street solar lamps for the Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai road. He further sought for cooperation from all concerned in taking up development works it added. 

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