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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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Indian Army ensures safe return of missing Arunachali youth from the Tibet Autonomous region of China

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Imphal, April 8

Indian Army on 07 Apr 2020 successfully facilitated the safe return of an Arunachali Youth who reportedly had crossed over to the Chinese side in search of herbs on 19 Mar 2020.

It was reported in the media that, a 21 year old youth, Togley Singkam along with two of his friends had gone to collect herbs in the area. On the same day, Singkam was picked up by the Chinese security persons while his friends managed to escape.

When the incident came to light, the Indian Army immediately swung into action and approached the Chinese side utilizing the established border management mechanism. Owing to peace and tranquility that is existing in the region and the bonhomie that has developed between both the border guarding forces, Singkam was handed over to the Indian Army on 07 Apr 2020. This has provided immense relief to the family members of Singkam and also to the people of the area.

The individual has currently been quarantined by the Indian Army in view of COVID-19 and subsequently will be handed over to his family after 14 days.

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MCS Association of Manipur donates to CM COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Imphal, March 6

The MCS Association, officers belonging to the State's Civil Services has contributed a total of Rs. 8.20 lakhs and donated to the Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund of Manipur. Around 170 MCS officers posted throughout the length and breadth of Manipur voluntarily contributed for the cause of combating the outbreak of corona virus in Manipur.
It may be mention many individuals and organisations have contributed to the CM's COVID-19 Relief Fund from Day 1.

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Ex-MLAs Association condole the demise of Dr. L. Chandramani

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Imphal, April 6

The Manipur Ex-MLA welfare Association expressed heartfelt condolence to the sudden demise of former Deputy Chief Minister Dr L. Chandramani Singh at around midnight of April 4.
A press statement by BD Behring, president of the The Manipur Ex-MLA Welfare Association while sharing the pain of the bereaved families of (L) Dr L. Chandramani singh , said that he was elected ( 6 ) six six time from Patsoi Assembly constituency during 1972, 1974, 1980 , 1984 ,1995, 2000 state assembly election . He also served as President of Federal party, Manipur and Manipur Peoples party. He passed away at the age of 85 years at his residence Patsoi part –IV in the evening of 4th April 2020.
Late Dr. L.Chandramani singh was one of the distinguished Historian and parliamentarian in Manipur .it will be a great challange to replenish the gap due to his lost. He left his beloved wife and a daughter, the statement said.
The Manipur Ex-MLAs welfare association, observed one minute silence as respect to the departed soul, and at the same time the Association presented a sum of Rs 10,000/-( Rupee ten thousand) only and lastly we prayed that his soul may rest in peace.

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UNLF appeals exemption of interest from the debtors by money lenders

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Imphal, April 5

The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has appeal all private banks and money lenders of the state to exempt interests from the debtors during this war against the COVID-!9.
A press communiqué issued by M. Sak-hen, Director, Department of Publicity, UNLF mentioned that, the people of the state especially the farmers, daily wage earners and small business persons who earned their livelihood with capital borrowed from the private banks and other money lenders have now been facing serious problems due to the sudden imposition of public curfew and total lock down by the state Government since March 23 with the alarming spreading of dreaded COVID-19 throughout the world.
It is also mentioned that, these categories of peoples in the state are now at the stage of helplessness and more burden will pour if they are going to impose interests by the private banks and money lenders as their business have been already been paralysed due to the imposition of total lock down and imposition of curfew by the State government as part of preventive measures against the spreading of Corona virus. The front also appeal the concerned landlord to exempt any form rents from the occupants during this war against COVID-19.
While concerning over the ferrying of huge quantities of tobacco products (betel leafs) by a special cargo flight in the state on Saturday, the statement further mentioned that, the front has taken such motive as hidden war to abolish the Manipuri nation and time has come for all Manipuris to fight against COVID-19 as well as those perpetrators who are trying to eliminate the Manipuri Nation the statement added.
The outfit said that over one million people across the world are now victims of the dreaded virus and over 60 thousands victims has lost their lives.

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