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Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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Daily wage earners suffer hardship in paying weekly interest to money lenders

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Imphal, April 3

Unskilled labourers who live on income earned by working the whole day have been facing extreme hardship during the lockdown called by the government not only because they have nowhere to work but because they cannot afford to pay interest of the money that they borrowed from moneylenders.

A lady – who live as sand mining labour , from Nongdam area in Imphal East district while calling up to Imphal Times said that a money lender from their area have been harassing them every day for not paying the interest that she had lended to her.

“I borrow a sum of Rs. 5000/- and pay Rs. 1000/- every week as interest without affecting the principal amount, but now as there is a total lockdown called I have no means to pay the interest as I have no work and I am scare of going out as government says the virus may be contacted from person already affected”, the lady told Imphal Times.

She further said that some NGOs running micro finance have stopped collecting money at this time of crisis but the lady keep harassing us everyday for not paying the interest.

“We are around 10 ladies who borrowed money from her ranging from Rs. 5000 to 10000 at the interest of 10% per week keeping intake the principal amount. We request her to exempt the interest until the lockdown is lifted assuring her to pay as soon as we start working”, the lady said.

He appealed authority to look into their suffering and urged this newspaper to draw the attention of the government.

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RIMS included among top 30 medical colleges in India

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Imphal, April 2

Until recently, the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has always been in the news for bad reasons. Today things have changed and the people of the state particularly the doctors’ community as well as the government of Manipur has reason to celebrate even amidst fight against coronavirus pandemic.
A web portal – one among the largest student guidance portal, which published report of the best educational institutions for guiding students, the Regional Institute of medical Sciences (RIMS) is one among the top 30 Medical College in India.
The Institution which has been in the news for wrong reason almost all the time in the past few years now is listed at Rank 28 of the best medical College.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, still is at top rank while Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh follows at 2nd rank. Christian Medical College, Vellore is at third rank.

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Cattle farmers in Heirok face hard times as no firm comes to buy milk due to total lockdown

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Thoubal,April.1:
Cattle farmers in Tekcham area of Thoubal district which produces large quantity of mile using Jersey bread face difficult time as suppliers and milk men had stopped coming to collect the milk for distribution due to the ongoing total lockdown and curfew imposed across the country to break the chain of spreading deadly novel coronavirus or the COVID-19. According to a cattle farmer, around 200 Jersey breed of cattle are being rare by farmers of Tekcham village. A jersey breed cattle produced milk ranging from 25 litres to 30 litres per day. Two firm – YVU Thoubal and Lamjingba collected milk produced in the village for around Rs. 60,000/- per day. Hoever, due to the lockdown the firms had stopped collecting milks Those coming from the Dairy farm collected limited quantity and the cattle farmers are left no means to sell their product. With no option left the farmers are inviting relatives and near and dear one to collect the milk without getting any profit and by losing the invested money as they don’t want to see the milk goes wasted. The farmers said that they cannot produce items from the milk as they can’t get chemical for producing due to the lock down.

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Mission disinfecting Heirok Assembly Constituency kicks off

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Thoubal, March 31

As a precautionary measure to combat Corona Virus and other infectants, the relief committee against Covid-19 Heirok kendra kicked off a disinfecting mission by spraying with bleaching powder within all the areas falling under Heirok Assembly Constituency on Monday.

The programme which was organised under the sole guidance of Education, Labour and Employment Minister Dr.Thokchom Radheshyam who is also the MLA of Heirok AC started from the campus of the SPO barrack located at Heirok part ( iii) Kabo Leikai. BJP Heirok Mandal President, Thokchom Chourjit flagged off the drive there.

While briefing the media about the mission at the launching site, Upa- adkashya and Heirok  jilla parishad member T.Nungshi singh stated that the disinfecting mission will cover all the area that falls within the jurisdiction of Heirok AC. The relief committee which was set up under the chairmanship of Education minister Dr.Thokchom Radheshyam had resolved to launch such a mission. The committee will also distribute essential commodities to every household during the lockdown and curfew period, he added.

He further informed that the committee had arranged an authorized mobile ambulance  vehicle 24x7 so that any kind of emergency patient could  be brought to hospital. For this, one may contact mobile number 96156101098, he added.He also appealed the public to follow the lockdown regulations fully as implemented by the government, we should fight the Covid 19 together, he told.

Prdhan, Heirok part ( iii) GP N.Tangba, Chairperson Heirok Nagar Panchyat L.Nungsisana devi, BJP Heirok Mandal General Secretary N.Brojen, Convenor of Kendra Education committee Heirok L.Rajmani, social workers Th.Sanathoi and Th.Bishorjit, some  personnels from SPO Heirok  attended the flagging off event. Proper social distancing norms had also been maintained at the event.  Supporting the mission of the relief committee, social worker L.Biren, a resident of  Heirok part ( ii) Devi Mandop Leikai had also donated around 100 masks to the  Committee during the launching event.

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