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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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Landslide at Imphal-Jiri road: Hundreds of Passenger and goods ferrying vehicles stranded

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Imphal, June 2:

Large number of vehicles that were transporting people of the state who are returning from outside and various trucks ferrying essential commodities were stranded today on the Imphal Jiri Highway because of landslide occurring at various places along the route.

Report reaching here said that heavy landslide occurred at Sibilong area following heavy rain yesterday and had slide down a makeshift hut and a shop blocking the road.

At the same time another mudslide occurred in between Oinamlong and Noney. At Sinam village area too landslide occurred due to heavy rain also blocking the Imphal - Jiribam road.

Officials of the state government and the High way maintenance group are trying hard to clear the road, however till the filling of this story the road could not be cleared.

On the other hand the water level of Barak River is reported to be alarming. Villagers staying at the bank of the river have been warned to evacuate the place to safer place.

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E-Pharmacy tool dropped from Aarogya Setu

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Imphal, June 1

Manipur Chemists and Druggists Association (MSDA) today welcome the dropping of e-pharmaceutical companies from government-run Aarogya Setu mobile app.

Chemists all over the country including the Punjab Chemists’ Association affiliated to the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists had strongly opposed the promotion of private e-pharma firms on a mobile app promoted by the government.

It pleaded that a website www.aarogyasetumitr.in, linked to the official mobile application Aarogya Setu in ‘illegal, arbitrary and discriminatory’ manner, promotes and act as a marketing tool for e-pharmacies only.

Chemists associations from all over the country had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that it was not mentioned on the website that these medicines could be procured from local chemists. This was misleading and gives an impression that medicines used in the treatment of Covid-19 in India were available only through e-pharmacies. They had alleged that several e-pharmacies were operating illegally and in violation of provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. A number of petitions were pending in the court against operating of these pharmacies already.

Surinder Duggal, president, North India Chemists and Druggists Association, said the Central government had dropped e-pharmacies advertisements from the app and this was informed by the government late yesterday evening.

He said that we appreciate the government decision following the concern raised by the chemists all over the country.

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‘Handloom product “Leirum Phi” should not be commercialized or re-name’

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Imphal, May 31:

Production of Manipuri “Leirum Phi” (a muffler type but culturally bonded Manipur’s piece of handloom product) by a Uttar Pradesh based Textile unit using power-loom and without respecting the culture of Manipur on profit motive has not only hurt the sentiment of Manipuris but prompted severe criticism from various sections of people prompting the Director of Handloom & Textiles of the Government of Manipur to write the Development Commissioner for Handlooms Ministry of Textiles ,Udyog Bhavan New Delhi to protect the traditional values of the cloth.

The Director Handloom & Textiles of the Government of Manipur, K Lamlee Kamei in a letter to the Development Commissioner for Handlooms Ministry of Textiles referring to a news report of ANI recounted the traditional values of the Leirum phi that the Prime Minister of India wore three important occasion. As the fabric is traditionally significant to the Manipur’s culture and as it is handloom product the Director urged for protection of the Leirum phi from using it as commercial purpose.

The All Club Organisation, Assn. & Meira Paibi Lup (ACOAM-Lup ), Kangleipak , in a statement lambasted the department of Handloom and other Handloom clusters over its negligence to the value of the Leirum Phi for such a long time. The statement also stated that when the Prime Minister of India , Narendra Modi had use the lierum Phi there were views from various section on the recognition of Manipur’s Culture by the PM but the concern department had ever think of protecting it until a Textile Unit called Barakandi produced in bulk renaming it as Modi Gamsha.

Handloom products protector, Chingtam Luwang while talking to Imphal Times said that the previous Chief Minister and the present Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had directed the Department of Handloom to take GI tag for the Leirum Phi as it is bonded with Manipur’s Culture some years back.

However, it is the department of Handloom of the state government that neglects the importance of the Leirum phi.

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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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