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Karan Sapam, a resident of Langjing Achouba has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Karan is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Chanakya IAS Academy signs MoU with MEPSC for introducing vocational courses

New Delhi Aug 23,
To boost the initiative of ‘Skill India’ by our Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modi, Chanakya IAS Academy signs MoU with MEPSC (Management and Entrepreneurship and Professional skill Council) to introduce vocational courses across PAN India.
Chanakya IAS Academy, being a pioneer institute for civil services examination, run by success guru Mr. AK Mishra, has always been at forefront in making innovative developments for better education of students in the field of civil services and other competitive exams, has accomplished yet another milestone by joining hands with MEPSC under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

MOU was signed between the Founder and Managing Director of Chanakya IAS Academy, Mr. A.K Mishra and Col. Pokhriyal – CEO, MEPSC recently.
Moving forward, Chanakya IAS Academy, being a Training Partner of MEPSC will organize training programs on Management skills, Entrepreneurship, Train The Trainer, Professional skills and other skill related trainings that will create a diversity to the potency of an individual and will significantly contribute towards Nation’s requirement of skilled workforce and better employability skills.
“Training and development programs intent to meet the twin challenges of continuous improvement and demands of change. There is an ever-emerging challenge of capacity-building of trainers. Thus, it is necessary to recognize the crucial role of the Trainer from being a provider to enabler, facilitator and change-agent where learner is in the focus.” Said Success Guru Mr AK Mishra, Founder and Managing Director, Chanakya IAS Academy
Training of Master Trainers programme is designed to provide opportunities to Master Trainers for the development skills to facilitate, create and manage a learner based environment. Training of Master Trainers to provide advanced facilitation skills towards the end to end training as per the qualification pack for ‘Lead Trainer’.

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Fortis, Gurugram raises awareness on Kidney diseases and challenges faced by patients on dialysis

By a Correspondent
Gurugram, August 22,

Observing the Organ Donation Month, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram organised a public awareness campaign on the importance and need for organ donation. Showcasing some remarkable and unique cases of renal transplant on patients from Hisar and other adjoining areas of Haryana, Fortis hospital pledged to create mass awareness among the public.
Every year almost 100 persons per million succumb to kidney diseases. Annually in India, around 90,000 patients require undergoing renal transplant and only 5000 transplants are done. With such a huge gap, more number of patients awaiting transplant die, adding to the burden of morbidity and mortality. Raising awareness among the public for organ donation (either cadaver or live donor) will assist in curbing down the margin of mortality.

“Due to changing lifestyles and an increased prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure, the number of patients suffering from kidney disease has increased significantly over the past few years. Most of these patients are on maintenance dialysis awaiting kidney transplant and one in three patients don’t have a compatible donor in their family. Increasing awareness about brain death & organ donation will go a long way in bridging the gap between requirement and availability. In comparison to patients on dialysis, patients undergoing kidney transplant have a better and longer quality of life. Also, in the long run, getting a transplant is more economical than getting a dialysis on a regular basis.” Said Dr. Salil Jain, Director & HOD, Nephrology & Kidney Transplant, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram
Case of Suresh Kumar, 51 years was highly challenging. As the patient was facing kidney problem since last 4 years he was put on dialysis 4 months back. Even though his wife was a willing donor, but due to different blood group, he was awaiting a matching donor. Dr Jain then told him about swap kidney transplant which he underwent successfully in July 2019. When the blood group of the patient does not match with that of the donor, either ABO – incompatible transplantation or swap transplantation remains the only option. In his case the team was able to do the swap between donors as this kind of transplant is less expensive and has fewer complications as compared to ABO incompatible transplant.
“Now a days the Kidney transplant surgery has become much easier and has fewer complications since we have started using laparoscopy and robotics. With these advanced surgeries the incisions are very small and do not cause any problem post-surgery, there is no problem faced by the donor also, as they can lead their normal life within a week. Similarly, the recipient also makes a good and early post – operative recovery.” said Dr. Pradeep Bansal, Director& Head, Urology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram
Other patients undergoing renal transplant were also present on the occasion. These cases are an epitome of inspiration for those who are on dialysis and looking for a respite to lead a healthy and normal life.

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Bangladesh: 15th anniversary of Aug 21 grenade attacks today

Dhaka, Aug 21

The 15th anniversary of the grenade attack on a rally of Awami League in front of its central office in Dhaka on August 21 in 2004 would be observed toady.
The ruling Awami League, its front and as sociate organisations, its left-leaning allies, and other political parties, social-cultural and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes across the country to mark the day.
Twenty-four people, including late president Zillur Rahman’s wife Ivy Rahman, were killed and over 200 were injured in the grenade attack on the rally of the then main opposition Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004 during the tenure of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance government.
Sheikh Hasina, Awami League president & present prime minister of Bangladesh, narrowly escaped the attack but the explosions caused her hearing damage.  
Awami League and its associate bodies would place wreaths at a makeshift altar in front of the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue at 9:00am today.
A discussion would be held at Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh at Farmgate at 4:00pm.

Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to chair the discussion.
Two cases, one for murder and another under Explosives Substances Act were filed on August 22, 2004.
The Criminal Investigation Department had arrested 20 people and allegedly forced Muhammad Jamal alias George Miah, Abul Hasem Rana and Shafiqul Islam to confess to the attack in 2005.
On October 10, 2018, the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 sentenced former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, former deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu and 17 others to death and acting BNP chairman Tarique Rahman and 18 others to life term jail and the rest 11 accused to varying jail terms in the grenade attack cases.
On November 27, 2018, the High Court Division received the two references of sentencing 19 persons to death in the cases.
Besides, all the 31 convicts who were detained in jail during the verdict filed appeals challenging the verdict.
Eighteen other convicts, including Tarique Rahman, were still absconding and could not file any appeal challenging the trial court verdict.

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India’s junior women boxers win 4 gold as the team finishes with 12 medals at 3rd Nation’s Cup

New Delhi, August 20,

India’s junior women boxers completed their campaign with a rich haul of four gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the 3rd Nation’s Cup in Vrbas, Serbia on Sunday. While the contingent won the Runners-up trophy, India’s 48kg gold medallist Tamanna, who blanked Russia’s Alena Tremasova 5-0 in the final, picked up the coveted ‘Best Foreign Boxer’ award.
The other three gold medals were brought by Ambeshori Devi in 57kg, Preeti Dahiya in 60kg and Priyanka in 66kg. Manipur’s Ambeshori and Haryana’s Dahiya continued their fine runs from the Black Forest Cup in June to secure a hard-fought 3-2 win over Sweden’s Duna Sipel and Ukraine’s Kristina Kartavtseva respectively.
Haryana girl Priyanka, meanwhile, was absolutely flawless and secured a commanding 5-0 win over Russia’s Olga Petrashko.

In 50kg, Karnataka’s Anju Devi failed to repeat her heroics from the Black Forest Cup and had to settle for a silver after going down to Russia’s Anastasiia Kirienko 0-5. In 52kg, Maharashtra’s rising star Simran Verma lost to Russia’s Valeriia Linkova 0-5 while Haryana’s Manshi Dalal (75kg) and Punjab’s Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu (80kg) suffered a 0-5 defeat at the hands of Hungary’s Varga Boglarka and Russia’s Maria Proskunova respectively to grab the other three silver medals.
Goa’s Aashreya Naik gave her all in a gruelling 63kg semi-final bout but eventually had to taste a 2-3 defeat against local hope Aleksandra Tepavac to bag a bronze. Russia’s Viktoriya Zastryalina edged India’s Neha 3-2 in 54kg semi-finals forcing the Indian to remain content with just a bronze.
Khushi (70kg) and Alfiya Akram Khan Pathan (+80kg) delivered the rest of the bronze medals having lost to Norway’s Nofstad Sunniva and Russia’s Valeriia Vorontsova respectively by 0-5. Ragini in 46kg was the only Indian who wasn’t successful in getting a medal.
160 boxers from 20 countries had participated in this prestigious tournament. India had sent a 13-member squad out of which 12 returned home with medals, which speaks volumes of India’s upcoming boxing talent.